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BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 51-Vol. E. STATE SUER VWAS ANTIQUAS. 24s. perAnn
Hamilton. Bermuda, Tuesday, December 17, I8 78.
THE BERMUDA ALMANACK,
THIS invaluable compilation is now ready
and no resident or visitor should be with-
out a-copy,, since the information it conveys is
of the highest value and importance. Who's
0 Who? and What's What? The Army and
Navy; Civil Government; Ecclesiastical Es-
tablishment; Charitable Societies and other
Associations; Census Statements; Tables of
Duties; Pilotage, &c. ; Statistics; Import
,and Exports Revenue; Value, Extent and
Price obtained for Produce Exported; Postal
and Telegraph Information; a Classified Direc-
tory for Hamilton and St. George's; a number
of Useful and Entertaining -Advertisements ;
the Gardener's Calendar is a monthly Directory
for the Agriculturist with an Alphabetical List
of Vegetable Seeds adapted for Bermuda, and
a few notes on the Cultivation. and the curing
of Tobacco; Tables of Distances by Land
and Water; Cataloguegof the Fishes, &c., of
Bermuda by G. Brown Goode of the Smithso-
nian Institution, Washington; Sea and Land
Shells of Bermuda by Mr. J. Tavenier Bartram ;
the Birds of Bermuda by Lt. Denison, R.E. ;
Catalogue of Plants growing in Bermuda both
Swild and cultivated, classified by Dr. Henry J.
Hinso,. Then follow a few interesting pages
entitled Bermuda, Descriptive, Historical and
Scientific, of special benefit to the visitor, and by
no means unacceptable to those who know well
our insular group. On the Cover is a handy
Map of Bermuda, which willbe found of service
in reading over this section; and, as the size of
the Almanack is well adapted for the pocket,
and its substantial matter, arranged for ready
reference, the whole will be found a convenient
companion in all excursions. The approaches
to Bermuda are described, St. George's and
Hamilton are noticed in detail; Boat Excur-
sions St.' George's to St. David's Island, and
Hamilton to Ireland Island. The routes from
I Hamilton to St. George's, with diversions to
Spanish Rock aud Tucker's Town. The route
Hamilton to Somerset. These wayside notes
embrace the chief points of interest, and con-
vey in small compass and in a pleasing way a
large amount. of information. In the Histor-
ioal Section will be found a list of the Gover-
nors .since the Dissolution of the Bermuda
Coiiipany 1687--1877--.wit]L a-few.notes. In
the Scientific portion are some valuable notes
on the Depth and Conformation of the Atlan-
tic Bed between Europe via Teneriffe, St. Tho-
mas, Bermuda, Sandy Hook and Halifax, sup-
plied by the Scientific Staff of H. M. S. Chal-
lenger" ; a valuable extract of Meteorological
Observations prepared by the Army Medical
!'Department at Prospect; Notes on Hurricanes
and their avoidance in navigating; a summary
6of Norwood's Survey of Bermuda. The Al-
manack is comprised in 208 pages, and besides
the essential requirements of an Almanack con-
Sthins .the most recent digest of information
respecting the Bermudas, and forms the most
complete guide yet published. The Almanack
has been yearly enlarged and made more copi-
ous and worthy of popular support by the con-
tinned increased patronage, and the kindness
6f. various contributors wh6 have heartily se-
Sc6nded the publisher's desire to make the pub-
lication ample, reliable and compact. The
wonder in scanning over the publication is its
Scopiousness. There are histories of Bermuda,
and Lefroy's voluminous Historical Documents.
There are works on the Natural History of
-'Bermuda. J. Matthew Jones has been an as-
siduous student and has also published a Guide
to Bermuda. There have been several stray
publications of visitors experiences all more or
less readable. But the Bermuda Pocket Al-
maiiaaek and Directory is the most varied, exact,
and comprehensive mass of matter on the Ber-
mudas and presented in such a shape as to
prove useful and attractive.. Its perusal will
lead to a greater relish of special and extensive
works. Every one should have a copy. Send
it to your friends, for it will convey to them a
more correct notion of these islands than any
other work, possessing the great advantage of
being annually revised. Visitors would do well
to peruse its pages before coming because add-
ing an intelligent notion of what they may see
and enjoy. The increased sale is the best evid-
ence of the value set on the publication by the
* general public. The original scope of an Alman-
ack was much restricted. Almanacks have now
become popular Annual publications of high
Smerit, and the Bermuda Almanaek has at least
kepl pace with the progress of the times.
J, W. HARNETT,.
jMilliner & Dressmaker,
(Entrance from Wesley Street),
Solicits a share of Public patronage. Has had
many years' experience in Cutting and Fitting,
and hopes t, afford satisfaction to all who may
entrust her with their favors.
Dec< mber 9th, 1878.-3
A VERY FINE
SAML. D. ROBINSON,
Cor. Parliament & Angle Sts.
-amilto", Dec. 7, 1878.-3
Informs his Customers and the Public generally
that by the Sir G. F Seymour" and other
recent arrivals, and Canima" present,
he is in receipt of his usual Supply
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN
Particularly selected for the approaching
Xmas Season, among which will
[JAMS BACON TONGUES
Smoked BEEF SAUSAGE )ES
BrIs. and Half Ills. F. M. BEEFF
Half BIs. Pig PORK
BIs. and Half BIs. choicest FLOUR
Choicest ofBU'PTER and L-\RD
Boxes CHlEE sE 21b."Tins TRIPE
1, 2 & 31b. Tins BEEF and MUTTON
Corn'd BEEF, 2 and 41b. tins-very cheap
&c., &c., &c.
BLACK and Spice PEI'KR, in Tins, 7lbs
AISINS, whole, half, and qrtr. boxes
S'Sultana RAISINS Loose MUSCATE L
i1 Dessert RAISINS CURR \NTS I)AT.ES
Layer FIG-, 21b. & 81b. Boxes
SPICES, all sorts
f Powdered THYME, S \VORY and SAG K
WA LNIVUT Almond a d Pecan NUTS
Citron, Orange and Lemon I'EEL
Assd. JAM. and J EL1I ES Plum PUDDING
Assd. CONFKCTION VR Y, 41b. & 7!1). tins,
I untley and Palmers Reading BISCUITS
SAmerican BISCUIT'P, assorted
Cox's Gelatine Fu i aTAPIOC v
Fpps C(OOA\, J & Alh. p ckag:s
7 lb. Tins CURRIE
COCOATIN A, Something new,
Magic Knife POWI)ER
. Worcestershire SAUC E,
Boxes B. S. CANDLES, 7 & 14 Ib.
Bbls. Table VINEG XR, 25 gals
Real Japan BL \CKINC(
Mottled and other SOAPS, -
With a 1000 and I other GOOD )S, too tedi-
ous to enumerate. If not seen ask for.
BB E. DICKINSOJA.
Front Street, Hamilton,
Decr. 10, 1878
A VARIETY OF ART'icCLES,
Autograph ALBUMI S
TELEPHONES Silver CAR) BOARD
Scrap PICTuRES SPLINTS
Christmas Tree ORNAMENTS, &c., &c., &c.
A NEW ASSORTMENT
P1j Boots & Shoes,
CALICOES and COTTONS
Leather Work BRACKETS
Do. Do. MIRROR.
J. C. KEENEY,
Reid street, Hamilton,
4 Doors W-. of Royal Gazette Office.
December 10th, 1878.-2
The Undersigned has just received ex Brigantfne
"T. H. A. PITT',"
A CARGO OF
Attu 2 p tataro,
Selected expressly for Bermuda Market and is
of fine quality,
THE CARGO CONSISTS OF
Early Rose DO.
LUMBER LATHS &c.
LS. FLOUR MEAL CORN
BRAN BUTTER CHEESE
LARD FISH SOAP NAILS, &c.
Parties having engaged their Seed will please
receive the same from Wharf at once.
T. H. PITT.
Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1878,
tFiHE REV. J. C. LEA JONES having re-
moved to Hamilton, is desirous of taking
a few PUPILS FOR INSTRUCTION in the
various branches of Education.
December 10, 1878.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
The Message of President Hayes delivered at
Washington on the 3rd instant, opens with an ex-
pression of thanks to the Divine Being who holds in
his hands the destinies of nations. After referring
to the yellow fever scourge, he says I hat the fearful
spread of this pestilence has awakfenl a very gene-
ral public sentiment in favor of national sanitary
administration, and asks Congress to give the whole
subject early and careful consideration. The re-
cent Congressional elections, says the President,
have furnished a direct and trustworthy test of the
advance thus far made in the practical establish-
ment of the right of suffrage secured by the Cons-
titution to the liberated race in the Southern States.
All disturbing influences, real or imaginary had
been removed from all of these States.
"While the country has not yet reached complete
unity of feeling and reciprocal confidence between
the communities so lately and so seriously estrang-
ed, I feel an absolute assurance that the tendencies
are in that direction, and with increasing force.
The power of public opinion will override all polit-
ical prejudices, and all sectional or State attach-
ments, in demanding that all over our wide terri-
tory the name and character of citizen of the United
States shall mean oue and the same thing, and car-
ry with them unchallenged security and respect."
The International Monetary Convention receives
a merely formal notice. With respect to the fish-
eries award, the President says : "Failing to obtain
the concurrence of the British Government in the
views of this Government respecting the award, I
have deemed it my duty to tender the sum named,
within the year fixed by the treaty, accompanied by
a notice of the grounds of the payment, and a pro-
test against any other construction of the same."
Some embarrassment has arisen out of the conflict
between the customs laws of this country and the
provisions of the Postal Convention, in regard to
the transmission of foreign books and newspapers
to this country by mail. It is hoped that Congress
will be able to devise some -means of reconciling
the difficulties which have thus been created, so as
to do justice to all parties involved.
The business of the Supreme Court, and of the
courts in many of the circuits, has increased to
such an extent during the past years that addition-
al legislation is imperative to relieve and prevent
the delay of justice, and possible oppression to
suitors, which is thus occasioned. The creation of
additional circuit judges would afford a complete I
On the Indian question, the President earnestly
concurs in the recommendation that provision be
made by Congress for the organization of a corps of
mounted "Indian auxiliaries," to be under the con-
trol of the army, and to bli usIl for the purpose of
keeping the Indians on their reservations and pre-
venting or repressing disturbance on their part.
But while the employment of force for the prevent-
ion or repression of Indian troubles is of occasional
necessity, and wise preparation should be made to
that end, greater reliance must be placed on humane
and civilizing agencies for the ultimate solution of
what is called the Indian problem. There is a
steadily increasing desire, even among Indians be-
longing to comparatively wild tribes, to have their
The Hamburg American Line Steamer Pommer.
rcn'a, Captain Schwensen, from New York Nov.
14, for Hamburg, after calling at Plymouth, was
run into off Dungeness, at midnight on the 24th by
the Welch Bark Noel Eilion, of Carnarvon, from
Rotterdam for Cardiff in ballast, which caused the
steamer to founder in about ten minutes. The
Steamer Glengarry was soon at the scene of the
disaster, and did all that could be done to save
lives. 94 out of 111 of the crew were saved, and
72 passengers out of 109. Captain Schwensen was
picked up in the water after the ship sunk.
Captain Thompson, of the New York and Liver-
pool Steamer Helvetia, has been deprived of his
Certificate for six months in -consequence of his
colliding with the Cutter Fanny, the look out not
being deemed sufficient.
On Hand and to arrive, a Prime
Potatoes for Seed.
The above for sale Cheap to Cash customers
St. George's, Bermuda,
Oct. 28th, 1878. S
Hamilton Temperance Hall School
Is desirious of obtaining a
Persons applying will please state in writing,
the different branches they will agree to teach
and be examined in. The number of pupils they
can receive and attend to-and rate of charges
per quarter for each.
Address above Committee,
Receiving House, Hamilton Parish.
Crawl, Nov. 26, 1878.
Cedar Avenue, Hamilton.
October 28, 1878.
a 1 -,.- .. .
A FULI, ASSORTMENT OF'
Canned M E ATS PICKLES
J AS F.LO UR CORN BRAN
MEAL BUT' 'l,:R LARD
ANI) Fine CONFECTIONERY.
J. C. KEENEY,
Reid Street, Hamilton,
4 Doors VW. of Royal Gazette Office.
December 10th, 1878.-2
Ho! for Christmas.
3 RAN G('S Celebrated C IR O0 8l S
Christtras and New Year CA 11 US
Picture F AM S Scrap BOO KS
Le, BU1S Dry GOODS
BO)OTS and S:10 &c., &c.
A Large Assortment of
VASES & Fancy GOODS
Cheap for Cash, at
S. A. YOUNG'S,
No. 1 West Front Street
Hamilton, Dec. 9, 1878.-2
JUST RE CIfVED,
FROM TURKS ISLANDS,
Ex Schr. METEO!R,"
750 :;Aglhes -;t As-,T,
Which will be sold Cheap if called for at once
(O' Persons who have engaged Salt by this
Vessel will please call for it at once.
B. W. WALKER &CO.,
Hamilton, Nov. 25th, 1878.
Offers for Sale on accommodating terms,
Ex Brigt. Fleetwood," arrived to-day front
P. E. Island
ILS. Garnet Seed POTATOES
Do. Minnesota Seed DO.
l)o. Table POTATOES Bags OATS
Crocks DO., very choice
Ills. EGGS Pockets Pearl BARLEY
Pockets O \TM EAL
Half BIs. No. 2 MACKER El,
Kits No. I DO.
COAL, for Smiths use
TURNIPS FIREWOOD GEE',SE
SHEEP and HORSES
JNO. F. BURROWS.
Hamilton, Nov. 26, 1878.
Per Royal Mail Steamer Alpha,
2 BUG GIES,
1 Single P MJETOJV,
1 Double CONCORD.
The above will be sold at very reasonable
prices for CASIH.
St. George's, Novr. 12, 1878.-tf
1 few J.o's of 17, 18, 22, 27, 31 4'
At the Royal Gazette" Stationery Store.
Hamilton, Novr. 19, 1878.
FOy fOlC. T,
A Large Two-story
J .Dwelling iOUSE
on Reid Street, lately occupied by the Under-
signed Will be let on accommodating terms.
For particulars a
THOSE. H PITT
West Front Slreet., MR. R. D. DARRELL.
or 25th, 1878. Hamilton, Novr. 25, 1878,
With Immediate Possession,
"That Desirable Family Residence in Paget Pa-
rish, known as
SfROSE HILL COTTAGE,
Lately occupied by the Misses Gilbert, with Pas-
ture and Garden Land attached.
To persons desiring a pleasant situation for
the winter months, or a longer period, the above
affords numerous inducements.
Full particulars can he obtained on applicaa-
tion to .
Colonial Scretary's Office,
7TH DECEMBER, 1878.
THE following ACTS have been passed by
the Legislature of Bermuda during the
present Session, viz :-
No. 30.-An Act to amend the Act entitled
The Pilotage Act 1869."
31.--An Act to make more effectual provision
for the auditing and payment of accounts
for the Public Printing.
32.-An Act to amend the Roads Act.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
3 Colonial Secretarg.
THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes-
tern terminus of the Causeway now un-
dergoing certain REPAIRS and ALTERATI-
The Public is hereby notified 'that from and
after the 6th instant, and until further notice,
a portion of the Bridge will be taken up and
the Carriage way reduced in width to about
nine feet, or thereabouts.
Persons travelling on the Causeway Road
are again requested to drive slowly.over this
Hamilton, 3rd August, 1878.
GREAT REDUOTION iN
The Subscriber intends closing his
present line of Business
OFFERS HIS ENTIRE
14t Astonishing Law Rates,
To Suit the Times.
PURNITUr E-Blk. Walnut Parlor SUITS
S SBlack Walnut Bed Room SETS, Painted
Bed Room SETS, LOUNGES, BU-
It E\US and BEDSTEADS, CHAIRS
and ROCK ERS in variety
Felt IIATS, Mens and Boys, just opening -
C LO)THIN(, City made MIRRORS-
Note P'AP~R and ENVELOPES
BOOTS & SHOES, Ladies, Gents & Chil-
CARPETING and Floor CLORTH, handsome
Express W \GG()NS CARTS
\VHEELB\RROWS &c., &c., &c.
All of which will be sold much lower in pro-
portion than the so called Co-operative Store
prices, for the CASH ON .v ; must be cleared out
next month, to make room for incoming Goods.
Reid & Burnaby Sts.
Hamilton, October 22, 1 878.
IN P1 GETS.
r "HE SUBSCRIBER being about to leave the
Island for a period, offers his Property
For Sale, Lease or Rent.
The Property consists as follows:-
With LIQUOR and GROCERY
STORES, OUT-HOUSES, STABLES, &c.,
with Eleven Acres, more or less, of excellent
L ANDI), situated near St. Paul's Church, Pagets.
Thirteen Acres, more or less, of
Adjoining the above on the South Side and ex-
tending to the Sea.
The above LAND is very eligible situated.
The DWELLING is most healthily located.
It commands a beautiful view of the Town of
Hamilton, of Mount Langton, Prospect, Clar-
ence lill, &c.
Persons desirous of possessing an extensive
lot of excellent LAND for agricultural purposes,
and a comfortable DWELLING, all within
twenty minutes walk of the Town of Hamilton,
will do well to look at this PROPERTY.
W1LLeIOM 1. FISK8
Pagets, October 22, 1878.
R1E'RAFU A ROYQ.'J A Z~f(i iP'fT.R.
EXTi ACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
Hamilton, December 17, 1878.
December 10-Schr. Adana Rokes, Rhodes, New
York; assorted cargo to J. T. Darrell & Co.
Brigt. T. H. A. Pitt, Steed, Shediac, N.B.; assorted
cargo to T. H. Pitt.
14-S. S. Lartington, Dixon, Savannah; 4000 bales
cotton-Stranded.-Agents, J. T. Darrell & Co.
S. S. Acadia, Dickman, New York.
16-Brigt. Isaac Carver, Gray, Bangor; lumber, laths,
spruce poles, shingles and box material to S. S.
December 12-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New
York ; 12 qr. casks brandy, 1 case gin, 11 bbls. ar-
rowroot, 1 lot old rope.:
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
Dec. 10-R. M. S. Alpha, Crowell, St. Thomas; 5
cases cigars, 50 empty demijohns, 3 cases gin, 1 case
bitters, 1 barrel sugar, 1 case sardines.-Agent, J.
14-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York; -oxen,
meal, hay and salt to Trott & Cox.
Barque Jennie Cushman, Doane, Goree, West Coast
of Africa, bound to Boston ; 2,000 hides, 7,000 goat
skins; in distress.-Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
16--Schr. George Washington, Parsons, Boothe Bay,
bound to Baracoa; ballast, in distress.-Agent, J"
Steamship Glamorgan, Buck, from Singapore via Gib-
raltar, bound to New York ; tea, &c., in want of coals
-Agent, JohnS. Darrell.
Dec. 10-R. M. S. Alpha, Crowell, Halifax; mails.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS PORT OF ST. GEORGE.
Sultana, Fergusson, reloading
Storfusten Constantine, Grape, repairing
Svea, Marchusson, repairing
Wilhelm Kisker, repairing
Jennie Cushman, Doane, discharging
Bien, Hansen, discharging
Brigt. Delmar C, Odell, repairing
Schr. Geo. Washington. repairing.
In the R. M. Steamer Alpha, from St. Thomas on
Tuesday last:-Messrs. T. J. Corbett, J. C. Dickin-
son, and Fernando V. Toro.-Second Cabin, Capt. Mc-
Lean and wife, Captain Vale, Mrs. Reid, Mrs. Cushion.
In the R. M. Steamer Alpha for Halifax on Tuesday '
last :-Dr. Riordan, Army Medical Department, Capt.
Allatt, 46th Regt., Lt. Hodgson, R.A.-Second Cabin,
Mrs. Montague, 11 sergeants, 6 women, 21 children.-
Third Class, 54 rank aud file, 4 women, 7 children.
In the Mail Steamer Canima on Thursday last for
New York :-Dr. Yates, Army Medical Department
Canada, and Mrs. Yates, Mr. -and Mrs. Wm. Palen
and Miss Palen, Mr. and-Mrs. Thomas Briggs, Messrs,
Fernando M. Toro and W. S. Scudder.-Second Cabin.
Maria Farida.-Steerage, Henry Ferguson.
STRANDING OF THE S. S. LARTINGTON, OF SUNDER-
LAND, on the.reefs to the N. W. of the Bermudas, on the
morning of Saturday last.-The Captain, George
Dixon, reports that he left Savannah on the 8th
December, loaded with 4,000 bales of cotton, bound
to Rival, Russia. On the 10th at 6 p.m., the vessel
then running before a severe S.W. gale, was struck
aft by a heavy sea which caused something to crack
loudly; at 8 p.m., found the vessel making a great
deal of water and the ballast tank aft leaking and
half run out, throwing the vessel on her beam ends.
At 6 a.m., of the 11th finding the leak could not be
overcome bore up for Bermuda. At 1'40 a.m., of
the 14th saw Bermuda light, bearing S.S.E.; then
steered S.E., eased the engines to half speed, at 3-30
a.m., judging the vessel to be 10 to 12 miles off;
brought her head to the North to wait for daylight.
Whilst the vessel was coming round she took the
ground. Tried all possible means to steam her off,
but of no avail. At 7 T m., the vessel filled with
water, got the life-boats out at 7-30 a.m.; at 8 a.m.
finding the vessel listing very heavily and fearing
she would heal over, left her.
Soon after leaving fell in with the Pilot boat
Guide, which conducted the two boats-a life-boat
and a whaler-into Hamilton Harbour. The Lart-
ington was 1,336 tons burden, built of iron, hull and
deck.-Agents, Josiah T. Darrell & Co.
Much of the cargo of cotton has been landed at
Mangrove Bay, Somerset, some quite dry, the other
in a damaged state.
THE STRANDED STEAMER KATE.-During the se-
vere Southerly gale and heavy sea on the night of the
3rd instant, the Steamer Kate, stranded in
Tucker's Town Bay, broke in two, and settled down in
deep water, so that now, she has, we are credibly in -
formed, about twenty feet water above her decks, so
that there will be great difficulty in recovering her
cargo. The divers who examined her soon after she
stranded reported that her forward and her after part
rested on rocks whilst her centre portion was so much
above the bottom that he could walk under her from side
The papers by the Mail yesterday, were only to the
INQUIRY INTO THE LOSS OF THE S. S.
An Inquiry has been instituted, by direction of His
Excellency the Governor, into the circumstances atten-
dant on the stranding and loss of the British Steamer
Kate on the shores of these Islands on the night of the
2nd instant. The Court is composed as follows :-
The Honorable Eugenious Harvey, President,
The Worshipful Morris M. Frith,
The Worshipful Thomas N. Dill,
The Worshipful W. H. Wilkinson, and
Captain John Samuel Darrell, Nautical Assessor.
Mr. J. D: Middleton Godet, Recording Secretary.
The Court met for the first time at the Court House,
in this Town, on Friday last, and after examining one
or two of the crew of the Kate, adjourned to yesterday,
Monday. The Court met again yesterday and after a
further examination of witnesses, adjourned to 11 o'clock
ARRIVAL OF MURRAY'S CIRCUS COMPANY.-The
Steamer Acadia, with Murray's Circus Company
arrived last Saturday from New York. The A. ex-
perienced very severe weather on the passage. The
Company had a performance at the Mechanies Hall
on Saturday evening and another last evening un-
der a spacious tent erected inMr, Wm, B. White's
Field, West Hamilton,
ATHLETIC SPORTS OF THE XIX (PRIN-
CESS OF WALES' OWN) REGIMENT.
The Annual Atheletic Sports, under the Patron-
age of His Excellency Major-General SIR ROBERT
LAFFAN, K.C.M.G., Governor and Commander-in-
Chief, and Lieut.-Colonel VIGORS and the Officers
of the Regiment, came off on Monday the 2nd
instant-the Anniversary of the Birth-day of Her
Royal Highness the Princess of Wales-in a Field
near Prospect, the Property of T. F. J. Tucker, Esq.
The Stewards were Major C. Hereford, Captain A.
M. Handley (Hon. Secretary), Captain R. G.
Traill, Lieut. and Adjt. R. P. Phayre, Lieut.
H. Bowles, Lieut. J. Davies.
Starters, Captain C. Hunt, Lieut. J. Fearon.
Judge, Captain A. M. Handley.
The weather proving most favorable the attend-
ance was very large-visitors from every district-
the preparations could not be excelled, and the
expectations of all interested, were evidently very
great. At the hour named (12-30 a. m.) the first-
event was entered on.
1.-Putting the Shot, (24 lbs.)-Pvts. Daley, Doo-
ley, Munro. 26 feet.
1st Munro, 2nd Daly, 3rd--.
2.-Throwing the Cricket Ball (Tries.) Pvts.
Joyce, Skidmore, Grundy, Conroy, Hardwick, Dick-
enson, Huggins, Munro, Drm. Brown. 96 ys., 9 in.
1st Grundy, 2nd Conroy, 3rd Dickenson.
The throwing of Pvts. Grundy, Conroy, Dicken-
son and Skidmore was all good. Grundy, who won
some years ago in India with 102 yards, carrying
off 1st prize with 96 yards, 9 inches.
3.-Non-Commissioned Officers, 200 Yards.-L."-
Cpls Anderson, Snedker, Willis, Carroll, Sergts-
Jeffers, Green, Lc.-Cpls. Downs, Smith, Manning,
Cpls. Hargreaves, Taylor, McCarthy.
1st Carroll, 2nd Manning, 3rd Downs.
A very well contested race, and very near a dead
heat, Corpl. Carroll winning on the tape by a hit of
4.- Hurdle Race, 200 Yards, over 10 Flights.-Lc,.
Cpls. Snedker, Carroll, Smith, Pvts. McDonough,
Marchant, Brown, White, Coyle, Parr, Galley,
HIarley,, Munro, Taylor.
Ist Parr, 2nd McDonough, 3rd -.
The fine form in which the hurdles were taken
in this race was the subject of universal remark, es-
pecially as they were unusually stiff. McDonough
who was winning fell after the last hurdle and gave
the race to Parr.
5.-High Jump with a Run.-Lc.-Cpls. Downs,
Musker, Pvts. Marchant, Fogg, Dillon, Anderson,
Gunby, Woodthorpe, Smith. 4 feet, 8 inches.
1st Marchant, 2nd Woodthorpe, 3rd --.
6.-One Mile Race.-Lieut. Maloney, Pvts. Bur-
ton, Young, Fogg, White, Haggarty, Munro.
1st White, 2nd Fogg, 3rd Munro.
Won easily by the old 19th miler, who was in
good form. Time 5' 7'.
7.-Three-Legged Race, 100 Yards.-Lc.-Cpls.
Gower, Kearns, Snedker, Downes, Musker, Man-
ning, Pvts. Marsdon, Quinn, Hart, Armstrong,
Coyle, Brady, Wilson, Reading, Maker, Conroy,
Hughes, Dore, Gibbons, Carroll, Henney, Taylor,
A very fast race and no falls.
8.-Officers' Race.-Lt. Maloney, Lt. Fearon, Lt.
Davies, Capt. Handley, Lt. Mathison, Lt. Hennah,
Lt. Handcock, Lt. Bowles.
1st Lt. Maloney, 2nd Lt. Davies, 3rd, Capt. Traill.
This race can scarcely be said to have been
stoutly contested-except as regarded the figure of
one of the competitors. Four started-Maloney
winning as he liked.
10.-Long Jump, with a Run.-Lt. Maloney, Pvts. !
Smith, Woodthorpe, Gunby, Burton, Joyce, Grun- .
dy, Lc.-Cpl. Musker, Downs, Cade. 17 feet.
11.-Tug of War.-10 men 19th Regt.-Right
vs. Left Half Battalion.
Left falf Battalion.
This event was a disappointment, as the 19th
hoped to have tried their strength against the R.
A., R. E., 46th or Navy-but as no team came for-
ward a match was got up, Right vs. Left Half
Battalion, the latter winning easily.
12.-Flat Race, 100 Yards.-Lt. Maloney, Lc.-
Cpls. Snedker, Smith, Pvts. McDonough, Dews,
Marchant, Brown, Loveday, McCarthy, Harley.
1st Dews, 2nd Brown. 3rd Marchant.
13.-Married Men's Race. Lc.-Cpls. Gower,
Kearns, Smith, Pvt. Grundy.
1st Grundy, 2nd Smith, 3rd Gower.
14.-200 Flat Race. Pvt. White, Lc.-Cpl.
Downs, and Pvt. Dews.
1st Dews, 2nd Brown, 3rd .
15.-Boys' Race.-Davern, Smith, Toomey, An-
16.-For the smartest and best turned out N. C.
Officer in Service Marching Order-Crpls. Larby,
Heffernan, Sergt. Coleman.
17.-For the smartest and best turned out Private
in Service Marching Order.-Pvts. IHarfield, Martin,
The competitors were all splendidly turned out
and Capt. Grieve, 46th Regt., had some trouble to
name the winners. A Canteen strap fastened the
wrong way at last solving the difficulty.
18.-Hurdle Race.-Lc.-Crpls. Carroll, Snedker,
Pvts. McDonough, Marchant, White, Coyle.
19.-Flat Race, Haif a Mile.-Lt. Maloney, Lc.-
Cpl. Anderson, Pvts. Smith, Munro, Brown, Fogg,
White, McCarthy, Marchant.
1st Lt. Maloney, 2nd White, 3rd Munro.
This was a grand race. Lt. Maloney, who won
pretty easy, exhibiting such good running form
that we should not be surprised to hear of him
some future day at Lillie Bridge or Princes. His
style is good and he runs with great judgment.
20.-Bandsmen and Drummers' Race.-Lc.-Crpl.
Carroll, Pvts. Grundy, Marchant, McCarthy.
21.-Mr. R. Atkins' Prize and Regimental Chal-
lenge Clock.-Tug of War.-10 men A. C. E. (pres-
ent holders of Clock) F. G. & H. Co's.
1st H. Co., 2nd A. Co., 3rd G. Co.
We have seldom witnessed greater excitement
than this event caused. The teams were most
evenly matched and for -half an hour the rope
scarcely moved a foot. At last A. Company, who
were excellently coached, pulled their opponents
over amidst the cheers of the spectators. On the
Friday following A. and H. Co's. met for the final,
H. winning rather easily and carrying off the
22.-Consolation Race (for all losers) 100 Yards.-
23.-Champion Race (forced for all winners of Flat
and Hurdle Races) 300 Yards.-Pvt. Dews.
Decided on Friday, Dews having the race in
hand all through and winning (for the third year
running) as he liked.
The Sports were altogether a great success and
the orderly behaviour of the men was a marked
feature in the day's proceedings. There was not a
single dispute, their conduct throughout being
conspicuous for extreme good nature and thorough
appreciation of sport.
His Excellency the Governor and Lady Laffan
remained on the ground until the last event and
appeared to take a keen interest in all the events
-more especially the Tug of War land Marching
Order Competition, and Lady Laffan most kindly
distributed the Prizes and was most heartily
cheered when her task was done.
T. F. J. Tucker, Esqr., most kindly not only lent
his field for the occasion but, not to spoil sport, al-
lowed the Tuggers" to entrench themselves in his'
turf to their hearts content. Three hearty cheers
for the Princess of Wales finished the day's amuse-
ARRIVAL OF ADMIRAL INGLEFIELD.
that the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga, and
Seneca canals will be closed to navigation on De-
cember 7th, unless sooner closed by ice.
From the West Indies and Demner-
The Royal Mail Steamer Alpha, Captain Crowell,
from St. Thomas, arrived at St. Georges early on
Tuesday last. By the Alpha we have our usual
exchange files from the West Indies.
The Island of St. Christopher became a Crown
Colony on the 20th day of November ultimo.
The Legislative Council ot Jamaica is to be en-
larged by the addition of four Members-two office.
al and two non-officials.
The total value of imported goods into Jamaica
1877-8 have fallen off to the extent of 147,914, ai
compared with the value of the imports during thi
previous year; while the exports showed a decrease
Mr. E. N. Walker, formerly Assistant Govern.
ment Secretary at Demerara, has been appointee
Lieut.-Governor ot Turk s Island.
Mr. King the overseer on plantation Farm, Dem.
erara, tried in the Criminal Court of that Colon
for the murder of a Coolie, has been acquitted.
A man named Gaskin, a Barbadian, convicted a
the Criminal Session, held at Georgetown, Demerara
for cutting a countryman named Gittans with t
razor, received as part and parcel of his sentence 3(
lashes on his bare back with a cat of nine-tails, o0
the 28th Novr. in the town-market, Georgetown
New York and European Dates of |
the 8th instant.
Through the kindness of C. M. Allen, Esqr., Con-
sul for the United States, we are in possession of a
New York Herald of the 8th instant, which
he received by-the Steamer Acadia on Saturday last.
And, to Captain Hollis of the Barque Eliza Barss
we are indebted for New York papers of the 5tb,
6th and 7th instant.
The Barss arrived on Saturday. 'She experienced
very rough weather, but as usual brought her cargo
of cattle safe and in prime order.
H. M. S. Bellerophon, Captain St. George C.
D'Arcy Irvine, bearing the Flag of Vice-Admiral
Sir Edward A. Inglefield, K.C.B., F.R.S., &c., &c.,
cc., Commander-in-Chief on this Station, arrived
yesterday from Halifax. The Admiral was saluted
from Fort St. Catherine soon after the Bellerophon
entered the channel at the East end, and again by
I. M. S. Terror on reaching her anchorage at
We understand that the Bellerophon left Halifax
on Thursday last, and that she has had Northerly
gales during the whole passage. The B. was ac-
companied by H. M. Ships Rover and Argus.
Lady Inglefield ad n Mrs. Barnardiston arrived
in the Flagship and Mrs. Cochran in the Argus.
H. M. Ship Pert, Commander H. C. Aitchison, and
fLI. M. Ship Contest, Lt.-Comr. Wm. F. Snowden,
have arrived from Halifax; the former on Thursday
last, the latter on Friday. They left Halifax together
on the 5th instant. Both have experienced very rough
weather ; the Pert, on the night of Tuesday last then
close to the land to the Northward the wind being from
the Southward. The Contest lost two boats, a cutter
and a whaler, as well as a davit.
THE TROOPSHIP ORONTES' AT MALTA.-A tele-
gram from Captain Edward H. Seymour of H. M. S.
Orontes dated at Malta, Dec. 6, says "there is no truth
in the report cabled from Halifax that a boat's crew from
that ship had been lost in attempting to rescue a
man who had fallen overboard."
The following Promotions, &c., have appeared in
the London Gazette.
19TH FOOT.-Second Lieutenant E. J. B. Buckle
vice H.L. Gipps, promoted. Dated 24th Nov., 1877.
Second Lieutenant D. T. Kirkpatrick to be Lieut.
vice A. J. Paterson, promoted. Dated 1st Jany.,
1878. Second Lieut. J..A. Fearon to be Lieut. vice
C. Barton, promoted. Dated 23rd January, 1878.
Second Lieut. R. Hayes-Sadler to be Lieutenant
vice W. G. W. McClintock, promoted., Dated 13th
March, 1878. Second Lieut. E. W. Mills to be
Lieutenant vice G. E. Landford, promoted. Dated
13th July, 1878. Second Lieut. C. S. Molony to be
Lieut. vice H. A. Burnett, promoted. Dated 24th
July, 1878. Second Lieut. J. Davies to be Lieut.
vice H. J. Charrington, promoted. Dated 31st
August, 1878. Second Lieut. C. T. Hennah to be
Lieut vice G. Sharp, promoted. Dated 25th Septr.,
1878. Second Lieut. E. R. Jackson is superseded
for absence without leave. Dated 13th Novr.,
The following moves of Troops have been carried
out during the week:
A Detachment 1-19th under command of Capt.
Hunt to Boaz Island to relieve the Detachment
46th Regt. under command of Captain Low, which
returned to the Head Quarters 46th Regiment at
A Detachment 46th Regiment under command of
Captain J. Reeves from St. George to Ireland Is-
land to relieve the Detachment 1-19th Regiment,
under command of Captain Emerson, which re-
turned to Head Quarters at Prospect.
The 21st Company R. E. from St. George and
the 28th and 32nd Companies from Boaz Island ar-
rived at Prospect last night where they will be
encamped until, after the Inspection of the Royal
Engineers by His Excellency the Major General
Commanding, which takes place on Friday next.
The Annual Inspection of the 1-19th Regiment
by His Excellency the Major General Commanding,
will take place at 10-30 a. m. this morning at
Major T. John and Lieutenant J. A. W. Falls,
46th Regiment, have each been granted an exten-
sion of leave on private affairs.
S ADMIRAL INGLEFIELD (at the North British
Society's Annual Supper at Halifax, N. S., on the
2nd instant,) in responding, to the toast the
Navy, Army, &c.." said he had always sup-
posed it was an honor to be an Englishman, but
after what he had heard he was two-thirds convinced
that it was a greater honor to be a Scotchman.
(Laughter.) He wished he could say something
new concerning his profession. As he could not he
would be content to say that the British Navy was
supreme on the seas. (Cheers.) There was one
thing he might say in which he was sure the -com-
pany would agree with him. He referred to the
necessity for a good dock at this port. (Cheers.)
Another was that this should be the Winter Port.
(Cheers.) He would tell them a story about one of
the ships lately here-the Black Prince. An Indi-
omawoman came here anxious to see the Princess, but
more anxious to see the Duke of Edinburgh, because
she had never before known that the Great Mother
the Queen had a colored son. (Laughter.) It was
reported that that colored sn was to be his (the
Admiral's) successor. There was nothing that
ought to give greater satisfaction than this to Hali-
fax. The Duke of Edinburgh was a good sailor
and a good officer, and ii he should be promoted to
an Admiral's position over the heads of some others
nobody would complain. (Cheers.) Of the Prin-
cess he (the Admiral) had probably seen more than
any others had during her visit here, and he was
sure that the more they saw and heard and knew of
her the better they would love her. (Cheers.) He
had attended a great many anniversary dinners,
but he would put this down on his journal as A 1,
1, 1. (Great applause.)
CLOSING or NAVIGATION ON CANALS.-The Dela-
ware and Hudson Canal Company stopped issuing
permits at its office in Rondout at noon on the 25th
inst., and State Superintendent Clark announces
A despatch from Vienna says : "The ministerial
crisis at Constantinople produced a very unfavor-
able impression here. Kheriredden Pasea, new
Grand Vizier, is one of Austria's bitterest adversa-
ries. He urged the Sultan to forcibly resist Aus-
trian occupation of Turkish territory. He is re-
garded here as an unscrupulous :scheiner, capable
of hastening Turkey to ruin. The change of min-
istry is believed to be mainly attributable to Rus-
THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF CANADA.
OTTAWA, Deer. 3.-The Marquis of Lorne pro-
ceeded in state to the Senate Chambers to-day and
received and made replies to fourteen addresses
which were there presented.
OTTAWA, Dec. 5 -The Princess Louise will hold
a levee in a few days. A guard of honor continues
at Rideau Hall. Vice-Regal festivities this season
will not be profuse, as their Excellencies are said
to be desirous of setting an example of simplicity
and thriftiness. Rideau Hall hospitalities will,
however, suffer no diminution from what they were
OTTAWA, Dec. 6. The Governor-General has
written a letter to the Mayor thanking the citi-
zens for their loyalty and for the beautiful illumin-
atiohs in honor of the Princess and himself on
RAINFALL, NOVEMBER, 1878.
Total 5-78 Ins.
Rainfall, November, 1877................... 6-53 Ins.
Average Rainfall of 8 years, from 1870 5.60 Ins.
to 1877 inclusive..........................
Seven million of passengers have, been conveyed by
the Metropolitan Elevated Road, New York, within six
HERE ALI'S LETTER-THE AMEER'SVER-
SION OF THE AFGHAN QUESTION.
LONDON, Dec. 8.-The reply of the Ameer of Af-
ghanistan to the Viceroy of India's ultimatum has
been received by the Indian Government. It is
dated on the 19th of November, but not having
reached Dakka before the 30th of that month, it is
believed in official quarters to have been rewritten
after the receipt of the news of the capture of All I
Musjid. The Ameer, in acknowledging the receipt
of the ultimatum, criticises the professed friendly
intention of the British government and refers to
its action in the past, especially its intercession in
behalf of Yakoob Khan, as contradictory of such
intentions. The Ameer explains that his refusal
to receive General Sir Neville Chamberlain's mis-
sion was not intended to be hostile, but arose from
a fear of the loss of his independence, an apprehen-
sion which was confirmed by the reference in the
ultimatum to protection being given to the Khy-
berees who had been engaged in escorting the mis-
sion. The Ameer declared that no enmity exists
between Afghanistan and the British government;
that he desires to resume the former friendly rela-
tions, and, finally, that he will not resist the visit
of a small temporary mission.
Who is Responsible?-The Times, in its leading
editorial article on the 7th, said :-" If the. leaders
of the opposition are prepared to support such un-
reserved censure of the Government as is expressed
in both Lord Halifax's and Mr. Whitbred's reso-
lutions, they ought to be prepared to move the re-
solutionr themselves. To move that the House dis-
approves the conduct of Her Majesty's government
is to propose as direct a vote of censure as can well
be conceived, and the responsibility of moving such
a vote of censure ought not to have been left to a
private member. However, it is a matter for much
congratulation that we shall have the issue raised
at last in so plain and straightforward a form.
The resolutions which have now been moved cover
the whole ground under dispute and touch the
heart of the question."'
An American Arrested.-An American has been
arrested at Constantinople on a charge of conspir-
ing against the Sultan. The American Legation
immediately demanded his release. The charges
are serious, and it is believed the representatives of
the Legation will prove fruitless.
LONDON, Dec. 6.-In the House of Commons this
afternoon Mr. Whitebread (Liberal) gave notice
that he would offer a resolution disapproving of
the Afghan war, and asked for the appointment of
a day for its discussion.
Sir Stafford Northcote said he could not postpone
the discussion of the Government resolution fixed
Upon this announcement of the Chancellor, Lord
Hartington appealed to the Government to give
place to Mr. Whitebread's resolution.
Mr. Gladstone supported Lord Hartington's ap-
peal, but Sir Stafford Northcote, stating that the
Government's motion was not necessarily meaning
to charge all costs of war to India, said he could
not consent to adjourn the discussion.
Mr. Chamberlain (Radical) gave notice of an ad-
dition to Mr. Whitebread's resolution, attacking
the alleged unconstitutionality of the Government's
proceedings relative to Afghanistan.
Opposition speakers strongly urged the incon-
sistency of discussing ar motion on a subsidiary
point, concerning India revenues, before Mr. Whit-
bread's motion raises the question of whole policy
Sir Stafford Northcote ultimately yielded and
agreed to postpone the report on the address until
Monday, and that Mr. Whitebread's resolution be
moved as an amendment thereto.
Lord Hartington gave notice of the'intention of
himself and followers to support Mr. Whitebread's
Sir S. Northcote said the reference- in the des-
patch of Lord Lytton to the possibility of a direct
understanding between England and Russia for
wiping out Afghanistan could only be regarded as
the personal opinion of the Viceroy as to the pro-
bable result of the Ameer's policy. There was no
ground for supposing it referred to any direct or
It is reported on Stock Exchange this afternoon
thrt the West of England and South Wales Dis-
trict Bank, having its head office at Bristol, is in
THE ADMIRALTY HOUSE HALIFAX, on occasion of
the Princess Louise and the Marquis of Lorne so-
journing there.-A correspondent notices the apart-
ments of the Admiralty House, Halifax, as fitted up
for the Princess Louise and the Marquis of Lorne,
observed on each side of the arched doorway, two
seven-pound torpedo guns, and many choice plants
judiciously arranged throughout. One of the Draw-
ing Room curiosities, a large chronometer which was
used by Vice-Admiral Inglefield's grandfather, by
the aid of which he reached land, after being in an
open boat some sixteen days. On a side table in
the Dining Room a massive silver salver presented
to the Admiral by his Liverpool friends some years
ago. On the walls of the Boudoir among other
pictures two water colours from the Admiral's own
hand, one of them a dismasted war ship of the
Spanish Navy painted during his last visit to Que-
bec. An old arm chair used by theDuke of Kent,
the Princess Grandfather when Commander of the
forces at Halifax.
HORSE RACING.-A very interesting challenge
race took place at the Shelly Bay Race Course yes.
terday between Mr. Lane's ch. g. Starlight" and
Mr. Zuill's bl. g. Dexter." The contest resulted
in favor of the former by half a length.
The meet of the BERMUDA HUNT on Tuesday
the 31st inst., will be at Tucker's Town, and not at
the Flatts as before stated. The Finish will be, at
the request of Mr. Allen, at his house at the
BIRTH, at Spanish Point, on the 10th instant, MRS.
W. CASBOLT, of a SON.
.......... on Wednesday, 23rd October, at Mikawadai,
Yeddo, Japan, the WIFE of Lieut. C. W. Baillie, R.N.,
of a SON.
A Supplemhent of three
Columns accompanies this issue of
the Gazette."-It contains the
proceedings of the Honble Legislative Council
and Honble House of Assembly on Friday,
14th instant; Tally Ho's" communication.
The Demerara Sugar Cases, the Jones Dia-
Box Material, &c.
Ex. Brigt. ISAAC CIRVER,
FROM BANGOR, MAIN,
25 000 ONroN Box MA-
20,000 Tomato Box ENDS
175,000 Cedar SHINGLES
50,000 LAThiIS, 48 and 57inch
5,500 Feet Common LUViBEIR
51 Small SPARS.
I)ecember 9th, 1878.-2 3 p.
SP S FO KS, & &C.
At E. T. CHILD'S.
Front Street, Hlamilton,
December 16, 1878. 3
NIEKW YORK STATE GROWN
Of the most reliable quality procurable, offered
TROTPr & COX.
Hamilton, Behnuda, Nov. 26, 1878.-3 3p.
P O T A T O E S!
C OIC1 TiBLE POTATOES
Low for Cash.
JOHN F. BURROWS.
Hamilton, 16th December, 1878.-1
r HE Inhabitants of Hamilton and
Bermuda in general are most respectful-
ly invited to call and see the assortment of
OF THE LATEST STYLES,
CHILD has now on exhibition, consisting of
TEA SETS WAITERS
Soup TUREENS Cake-BASKETS
Fruit and Preserve DISHES
Card RECEIVERS Ice PITCHERS
Pudding Dishes Vegetable Do. Butter Do.
Jewel CASKETS Sugar SIFTERS
Pickle DISHES Spoon HOLDERS
Sardin3 DOXES Toilet STANDS
Flower VASES Powder Boxes
Salt CELLARS Pepper Boxes Castors
Inkstands Egg Stands and Egg Boilers
Coffee and Tea Pots Goblets Cups
Napkin Rings Spoons, Forks, &c., &c.
All of the best known makers.
Front Street, Hamilton, / 2
Dec. 16, 1878. j
00 BIiarrels GAItNETS,
Of Choice Qualiy for Seed,
Ex Canima" and Aldana itokes."
Also in Store,
BAGS PERIVIANC} GWUJNO.
December 10th, 1878.-2 3p
(N 30th ultimo, on Middle Road from Hlami
ton, Eastward, ONE BUNDLE&CLOTH
ING, chiefly under garments suitable for a gi
eight years of age. The finder will be reward
on leaving'the same atthe Royal Gazette"(0
fice or at Thomas S. Basden's, Tucker's Tow1
December 14th, 1878.
SHILD keeps plain and fancy, solid SILVE
of Gorham Manufactury, 925-1,000 fine
Front Street, Hamilton.-3,
RERMTTDA BOYAL GAZETTE,
BY PUBLIC AUCTION
This Day, Tuesday
17th inst., 12 o'clock,
SAT THE RESIDENCE OF
j0. if -. 3^ Fj.qp:
Who is leaving this Town,
A PORTION OF HIS HOUSEHOLD
1 BLACK Walnut Parlor SUIT
1 Black Walnut Bedroom SET (quite new)
1. Painted Bedroom SET
1 Mahogany WARDROBE
S2 Mahogany BEDSTEADS
1 Mahogany TABLE 1 Hanging LAMP
1 Eight Day CLOCK A Lot of PICTURE
BUREAU CHAIRS ROCKERS
CARPET Cooking STOVE
V:C1 Good COW,
2 GOTS I PIG
And whatever else may be offered at the Sal
Hamilton, Dee. 17, 1878.
ANNIVI.RSAltY OF TrHE
BERMiUDA LO YAL A & iO
S 0 1 t ry
J'iHE Members of the above named Society
are requesifd to meet, I). V,
dt the Town Hall, Hamilton,
The 26th inst. (St. Stephen's l)ay), at 9 a.m.
And proceed thence in order to St. John's
Church, Pembroke, where there will be Divine
-Service at 11.
SThe Members are requested to be very punc
tual in their attendance and to bear in mind tha
there will be,a Collection at the conclusion o
the service in behalf of the Society.
EMEIMIUS B. SMITH,
I)ecember 16th, 1878.
PROME iTADE 0 CO. C T.1
There will be a PRO(MIENADE.
CON( ERTI' held at the
TOWIV HiLL, HA1MIL TON,
BERM1UDA LOYAL UNION SOCIETY
On 26th Instant,
St. Stephen's- Day.
Price of A li,,ision ..... ...... 6d.
Tickets may be had at Mrs. Telfr's. Sea
View I hotel, iamilton ; at Mr. Wim. Simons's,
PaLlet, and at the door on the evening of the
The proL edls in aid of the Society.
The Mozart's i''avorite Band will be in at-
Bv order of the Cimmittee.
EMILIUS B. SM]
December 16th, 1878.
Fish GUA NO and
about the end o
. present Month,
another Cargo consisting of
FA-N U A N O
ON`O A OXES*.
Of same quality as those articles recently landed
ex Elliott L Ioys."
TROTT & COX.
Hamiloiun, 17th Dec., 1878. -2 C3p
K EROSENE stored ex Canima" before the
end of September las, with intention of
being sold as cheaply as it can be imported for,
offered at NINEPlKNCE IIALFPENNY per
IMPERIAL GALLON by the Barrel w0ash.
Hamilton, l7th Dec., 1878.-- -,
-Colonist copy on*-
To accompany a Family to England, probably
in January next,
.ITU1 8 E,
Accustomed to children, and one who will not
require passage paid back to Bermuda.
Apply to Mrs. WILD, Paget, or to Commissary
WILD, Commissariat Office, Hamilton.
SDecember 16, 1878.-1
New Books. New Books.
A FURTHER SUPPLY OF
:ui;ah!e for ( hristinas, New Year and Birthday
gifts, jusL receival and' on Sale at the Royal
Gazette" -'t:ttionery Store.
Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1878,-3 3p
V~E WfILL SELL,
At 12 o'clock
This Day, Tuesday,
At the Rooms over the Stores,
2 rontSt Srpect,
Lately occupied by Ourselves,
GLASSWARE, TINWARE and Kerosene
LAMPS in variety
BASKETS BUCKETS & BROOMS
Wash TUBS BOOTS and SHOES
Castor OIL Sweet OIL Hair OIL
SALTS in 7-lb. Boxes and 1-oz. Papers
PICKLES MUSTARD Currie POWDER
Ground Black PEPPER, 7-lb. Tins
Assorted CONFECTIONERY, 7-lb. Tins
Boxes and Half Boxes RAISINS
Jars Cream TARTAR
New CURRANTS, 12-lb. Packages
Cases SARDINES Cases OYSTERS
Cases Corned BEEF SALT in Pockets
Bread SODA in 12-lb. Packages
Black TOBACCO, 12's Goldleaf DO., 8's
Half barrels Washing SODA
40 Bags OATS, BRAN and PEAS
20 Boxos SOAP and STARCH
Round BLUE, 7-lb. Boxes
KEROSENE in Barrels and 5-gallon Tins
30 Reams PAPER
SPADES, FORKS, SHOVELS, HATCHETS
Fishing LINES, Hemp and Cotton.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1878.-2 3p
D ON'T Forget that Christmas is
nearly at hand, and the place to buy your
is at CHILD'S; his Stock never being larger
or more varied than at present.-Consisting of
1'4lNE Gold and Silver WATCIIES
Sich Sets of JE E LLERY
Ladies and Gents Gold Watch CHAINS
BRO C IIES, Ear KII\G' and Shawl PINS
LOCKETS and CHAIARMS in great variety
Sleeve BUTTONS, LINKS and STUDS
Cold Bi ACFL>ETS, Pencil CASK &c.
Ladies and Gents Finger R, ING.- in endless
variety; consisting of Pliationd, Ruby,
Emerald, Bermuda Pearl, Seal, Masonir,
Plain, 18 K., &e. &c.
Front Street, llamillon
December 16, 1878. (
Per IRecent A'rrivals
From London and New York,
RENC!I and English CHINA
F Breakfast and Tea CUPS and SAUCERS
China Tea SET'.'S.
Flower V-A SES and POTS
Fancy Toilet SETTS
A great variety Kerosene LAM PS
CHANDELIERS and BR \CKETS
Library and Hall LAMPIS
Fan y Porcelain and other Sil ADI1,S
Ivoryhandle Table and l)essert KNIVES
Fine Nickel Plated SC I SSO()iS,
with beveHed bows to fit the fingers
Electroplated Cruet 'STA N )DS
Bread KNIVES Pruning KNIVES
New Pattern Gong Door BELLS
Call BELLS and Hand BELLS
Flower Pot BRACKETS
New Pattern INKSTANDS in bronzed frame
.Match SAFES Paper Weights
Pen Racks Paper Files
A new patent Nickel Plated Coffee PuTP
Bird Cage HOOKS, various patterns
Very Light Steel Garden Trowels
Wood Mincing Platters
All kinds of Culihary Articles
Oil Cloth Table COVERING
Carpenter's Tools, &c.
Hamilton, December 16, 1878.-2
Have advice that the Schooner "Hallock" has
been chartered to bring to this Port
A CARGO OF PITCH Pii,
Sizes assorted as follows:-
BOARDS, Planed and Jointed, 8 to
10 inches wide
1 x 3 RAILING
SCANTLING-2 x 3, 2 x 5, 2 x 6, 2 x 5, 2j
x 8 18 ft.long, 2 x 8 20ft. long, 2 x 8
22 ft. long, 2} x 10, 2x 12, 3x 10, 3x12,
4 x 3, 4 x 5, 4 x 6, and other sizes
Also, a quantity of Pitch Pine PICKETS.
FLOORING, Planed, Grooved and
Tongued, inch and inch and a quarter thick.
TROTT & COX.
Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1878.-2 3p
I hat PIleasantly Situated
SRESIDENCE, at present
occupied by ". E. TALBOT, Esqr.
Possession given about the middle of Febru-
Apply at the Office of the "Royal Gazette."
Hamilton, 9th Dec., 1878.-4 3p
FOR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS,
A great variety of Colors,
On Sale at the Royal Gazette Stationery Store.
Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1878.-3 3p
il$,. r -1l rticm
*WE WILL SELL,
Under the1 5lg Sha^,
On Thursday next.
The 19th instant, at 12 o'clock 1M.
050 SUGAR Cured HAMS
20 Boxes Crown SOAP, 701lbs. ea
15 Boxes New Crop Layer RAISINS
20 Tubs Family BUTTER
20 Kegs Extra Family BUTTER
21 Boxes assorted CONFECTIONERY, 5 &
10 Drums New Halifax CODFISH
25 Bls Halifax Table POTATOES
100 Tins Roast BEEF
5 Bls. Halifax MACKEREL
2 Mess PORK
10 Hhds. Edinburgh & Halifax ALE
10 Caddies Black TOBACCO, 211bs. each
5 Boxes Temptation DO.,' 361bs. each
200 Bus. Turks' Island SALT
50 Bags Mixed QATS, 4 bus. each
15 Bls. Bottled ALE, 7 doz. pints each
10 PORTER, 7 doz. pints each
4 Tins Ground COFFEE, 281bs. each
1 CHICKORY, 281bs. each
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, December 16, 1878.
Among the good things offered this Season at
Are a well filled room of
N EV and attractive TOYS
A grand assori,,cnt of instructive G \M ES
Decorating an.d Transfer PICTUREKS
Xmas and New Year CA RDS
AL.BUIS of every description
W\'ritingl DeFSKS, and Boxes of STATION ERY
Handkerchief and Glove BOXES
Ladies Work B \SKETS with fittings
Motto, Photo, and other FRALMES
Electro-plated KNIVES, FORKS & SPOONS
Goldaud Silver IC. \CS, FRINGES, LEAF, &c.
Sofa tG(S), M1Ali S, MATTING, Oil CLOT1IS
Table COV iS, RS E'PPi', liair CtLOTh'IS
windoww BLINDS,, CORDS TASSELS
Blank BOOKS, Card BOARD),, DYES
Folscap, Letter, Note and Fancy PAPE RS
Cash and Fancy BOXES
Feather D)U -T ;RS, hawl STRAPS, B ITS
Medicinal and other toilett SOAPS
Patent 'l EDICICN 1I that need no puffing
Fa cy CROCKElIY, ''UTIERIY, lIlRRORS
A I''N -, ',VA FFLV'- IRN()N, SCALES
lXA11'S. Children's CAIRRIGt [, Garden
A NEW ARTICIE for cleaning Gold and Sil-
A few .copies of the following
NEW WO .RS,
Al present creating a greatt interest in the Li-
terary World : -
f 'IlE Great Pyramid
'I'he Story of Creation
Dr. Geskie's Iife and Words of Christ
The lible Educator
'The Origin of the World
Reconciliation of Scidnce and Religion
Annual I'ecord of Science
History of Great Britain
Caricature and other Comic Art
SIFE of Rev. Dr. Eaines
The Poets, in plain alnd gilt binding
Books of Presentation
Bo iks from 'Ihristian Knowledge Society
iibles, Prayer, HIymn and Church Services
A large assortment of Juvenile Books, :- unday
and Week-day Schools supplied
Song Books, Theatrical and Iecitations
Mr. Jones's Guide Book of Bermuda
Gov. Lefi oy's ilistory of Bermuda
l)r. Godet's Hlistory of llermtuda
llus Almanacs and l)iaries fir 1879.
T'he Tower, Hamilton Dec. 16, 1878.
All Persons ,vi; any portion of the
Materials or Cargo
rar ugto ,"
S-":'-:' --DixoN, Master,
Stranded on the Reefs North West of these Is-
lands, are required to deliver the same at once
ON MANGROVE BAY WHIARF, SM11 ER-
SET, to ]Ma. F. G. YOUNG. Any one discov-
ered in Concealing or wifully Detaining any ol
the said M\ TE RI \ LS or CA RGO will be
punished as the Law directs.
.N. 3. BUTTERFIELD,
liamilton, Decembef.16, 1878.
Persons are forbid CREDITING any of the
CREW of the British -'. S. "L -\RTINGTON,"
stranded on the Reefs Nort, West of these Is-
lands, as neither the master nor Agents will be
responsible for any Debts contracted by them.
N. A. BUIJTERFIELD,
Hamilton, i)ecr. 16, 1878.
iTP YO I I STe R"
t Permission having been granted,
V'. ill be dispatched
On her last departure for this month, at 9 a.m.
XM AS DAY.
Freight, Parcels, and Specie will be received
until 6 p.m., Tuesday, 24th, and Bills of I ad-
int will be signed until 8, pm. same evening.
December 10, 1878.
C *_TI .
The friends of the Methodist Church, Somerset.
intend holding a
IN TH F,
*" .-' *. .. .-', -- --
26th and 27th inst.
The FANCY TABL2? and X'. AS TREE
will shew a rich variety of GL A SSWA RE,
CIILDREN'S T')Y;, &c, &c., imported for
TE \ and REF 1S,11 % ENT will be served
at all hours.
SANTA CLAUS will be present in costume.
A BANi) will be in attendance both days.
Doors open at 1 o'clock P.M.
Somerset, Bermuda, 2
Dec. 11, 1878. 2
The 2Ladies of ."3.uthampton -
Intend to hold
A 1 30 1 -T s A;
IN O .THAMPT:T HALL,
The 26th Instant.
" I C $ ) 4, A numerous and varied assortment of Articles
Swill be offered for Sale.
A\ Supply of
Paris Plaiting Boards.
To arrive by next Canima,"
Christftas C ards, Candies and
J. C. KEENEY.
Reid St., 'amilton, 4 Doors West of Royal
December 17, 1878.-2
... QOK j
TO F.TTPN DI akT.
:- W tt 4
I he last sailing Barque
SSir Geo F. ,'eymnour,
2 11Y. J WATLINGTON, Master,
Will iail as above on the
For Freight or Passage apply to the MASTER
on board Or to
J. H. TRIMINGHAM & SONS,
December 16, 1876.-3
Xmas, New Year
and Birthday Cards,
On Sale at the Royal gazette" Ltatlinery
Hamilton, Dec. 3, 1878.-4 3
There will also be .
Each Ticket a Prize.
REFRES HMIE ATI'S.
Admission-SIX P ENE.
December 16, 1878.-2 3 p.
AMERICAN ATC ES.
T. H E above WATC H ES for both
Ladies and Gentlemen are kept constantly
on hand by the Undersigned : Any grade Move-
ment not int Stock will be furnished at the
Manufactor's list price. Also, make to order
any style of Case with Crest, Monogram, &c,,
Remember the American ':,Ich Co. received
the Gold "ledal at the late Paris Exhibition.
P. T. CHILD.
Front Street, lHamilton;
Dec. 16, 1878. u.o.o.
By"kind permission and under the Patronage of
.f ,If 6 *.1), ,?, ,.,
In Charge of Naval Establishments, &c,
OFFICERS AND LADIES OF H. M. DOCK.
YARD AND GARRISON.
Z2 ==BA.VD 1.6TZ
Amateur Dramatic Club '
Will have the honer of appearing before the Inhab-
itants of Bermuda on the Evenings of
Friday and Satjrday,
The 20th and 21st instant,
When will be produced with entirely new Scenery
and Effects by Mr. JOHN GODSIFF, an original
Drama, in two Acts, by JOHN B. JOHN-
STONE, Esqr., entitled
After which Mr. J. Gregory will introduce a Comic
OR, THE MYSTIC CUP.
The whole to conclude with the screaming Farce, in
1 Act, by W. Eo SUTER, E.qr., entitled
An Efficient Band will be in attendance.
Doors open at 7,30; to commence at 8 p.m.
PRICES OF ADMISSION.
Dress Circle, 2/; Reserved, Seats 1/; Gallery, 6d.
TICKETS can only be obtained at MR. PITMAN'S,
Spar Yard (where a Plan of the House any be seen)
or at the doors on the nights of Performance.
Children in arms not admitted.
Smoking strictly prohibited.
V. J. Godsiff, General Manage-'; F. Speer, Stage
Manager; A. H. Atwood, Secretary; A. B.
Eliza Thomas Robinson,
pURSUANT to The Trustee Act 1876, notice
is hereby given that all Creditors and
other Persons having Claims against the Es-
tate of ELIZA THOMAS ROBINSON, formerly of
Pembroke Parish, late of Warwick Parish, de-
ceased, widow of Richard Robinson, of Pem-
broke Parish, Shipwright, are hereby required
to send particulars in writing of such Claims
or Demands, to the undersigned, Executor of
her Will, on or before the 17th day of January
next, after, which day the said Executor will
proceed to distribute the assets of the said de-
ceased amongst the parties entitled thereto,
having regard only to the Claims of which he
shall then have received notice, and that he
will not be liable for the assets or any part
thereof so distributed to any person of whose
Claim or Demand he shall not then have had
All Persons Indebted to the said Estate or
holding any property belonging to. the same
are required to make payment or delivery on
or before the day hereinbefore named. Dated
this 14th day of December, A.D., 1878.
J. H. TRIMINGHAM,
In lots of 5 bushels or more at 2/9 per bushel,
For Cash only.
J. F. BURROWS.
Hamilton, December 2, 1878.-3 3p
The Undersigned has on hand and
receives by each Halifax and New York
Their quality is unsurpassed by any in the MNir-
W. T. JAMES,
42 Front street.
Hamilton, Nov. 18, 187S.-lin 3p.
4 i. me ff herx.
Mary Albouy, Manuel de Audrade, Laura A Bu'-
terfield, M A Belo, Miss K Clarke, Henry Darr,.II,
Francis De Silva, Rose Darrll, Thurza D..wling,
Mrs George Eve, John B Fox, Joze Feteir-., L G
Fawkes, R A, C W Gauntlett, Fr, deriei I llawlne,
Miss, M Hunt, Sarah A Kennedy, H "1ing, Jdze
Machado, Susan Moygan,Jozede Males Pereira, T J
Place, Cecelia Roberts, Albert J Rich rdson, Joze
Francisco de Silveria, Jas Ston MaryS S u, Sarah
Spencer, S A Smi-ih (Carpener), Jmui A -ited. C'or-
delia Sinmmons, Charles H Symoids, A \V C Steel,
Miss F E Sinimons, Annie SmiiI, Sa, ih Tiuz.),
Lydia Tucker, John B Voisev, Joquih Vieira,
Frances Wing.pod, Charles Hti Wilki ,sin, Charles
Williams, William Zuill.
Post Office, Hamilton, Decr. 1 8. 8 "
Colonial Secretary's Offve,
16TH DECEMBER, 1878.
TIIS EXCELLENCY MAJOR-GENERAL
SIR ROBERT M. LAFFAN, K.C.TM.G.,
has received information from the Right Hon-
orable SIR M. E. HICKS-BEACH, Her Mijesty's
Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies,
that Her Majesty will not be advised to ex-
ercise her power of disallowance in respect of
the following Act of the Legislature of Ber-
By His Excelk/ic's Conmiaidl,
R. E. WEBSTER,
No. 11-" An Act to continue the Vagrant
_-41 t t
( XA Z-F7Ill-0T V- .a
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Tuesday, 10th December, 1878.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
William H. Gol1ing,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
The Resolve to pay to Messrs. Toddings the sum
of 10 as remuneration for extra printing, was
read the third time and passed, and ordered to be
laid before His Excellency the Governor by the
Hon. R. E. Webster.
The Bill entitled '" An Act to amend the Law re-
lating to Ejectment Suits," was returned from the
House of Assembly with the following Message :-
lr. President and Gentlemen of the Legislative Coun-
We are directed by the House of Assembly to re-
turn to your Honorable House the Bill entitled
"An Act to amend the Law relating to Ejectment
Suits," and to acquaint your Honorable House that
the Assembly have concurred in the amendments
proposed to be made to the said Bill, which have
accordingly been made thereto.
Sessions' House, 6th Deer., 1878.
The Bill was then read the third time and pass-
ed, and ordered to be laid before His Excellency the
Governor by the Hon. R. E. Webster.
The two following Resolves were brought up from
the House of Assembly, and severally read a 1st
A Resolve for paying the sum of 45 138s. 6d. to
the Crown Agents for the Colonies for Stationery
furnished the Colonial- Secretary's and Receiver
A Resolve for paying expenses incurred by the
Crown Agents for the Colonies for freight on Books,
The Rule as to several readings of Bills and Re-
solutions on the same day having been dispensed
with by unanimous consent, the Resolve for paying
the sum of 45 13s. 6d. to the Crown Agents tor
the Colonies for Stationery furnished the Colonial
Secretary's and Receiver General's Offices, was
read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon, W. H. Gosling in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Resolve without
The House adopted the Report.
The rule as to several readings of Bills and Re-
solutions on the same day having been dispensed
with by unanimous consent, the Resolve for paying
expenses incurred by the Crown Agents for the
Colonies for freight on Books, &c., was read the
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. J. H. Harvey in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Resolve without
The House adopted the Report.
Adjourned to Friday next, the 13th instant, at
Lime. Lime. Lime.
The Undersigned has on hand a
very superior lot of
hard Stone Lime,
Which he is prepared to deliver at any part of
the Island on the undermentioned terms, viz. :
Under Forty Bushels, !/2 per Bushel; Forty
and over, 1/.
All orders left with AUBREY J- HODSDON,
Esqr., Hamilton, or CLAUDE MCCALLAN, Esqr.,
St. Georges, will be promptly attended to.
SThis Lime is burnt with Coal and Cedar
V ood, but it is picked out of the Kiln in lump,
and slaked in a separate place as soon as burnt,
consequently it is quite clear of all dirt. Only
one trial will be necessary to demonstrate its
December 2, 1872.-6
N.B.-Persons in Somerset wishing Lime
can have it delivered on the Wharf or any other
place in Hamilton that they might mention, at
I/.per Bushel. A. PENISTON.
"T* 0 POOR- i!A 'S FRIND"
is confidently recommended to the Public as an un.
failing remedy for wounds. of every description; a
certain remedy for ulcerated legs, burns, scalds
bruises, chilblains, scorbutic eruptions, and pimples
in the face, sore and inflamed eyes, sore heads, sort
roasts, piles. It also entirely removes the fou
gmell arising from Cancer.
Sold in pots, 13Md., 2/9, 4/6, 11/ and 22/ each ; am
PILULE ANTI-SCROPHULAE OR ALTERA.
Proved by more than sixty years' experience to be
one of the best medicines for purifying the blood anc
assisting Nature in her operations. They-form E
mild and superior family aperient, which may be
taken at all times without confinement or change of
Sold in Boxes at 1/11, 2/9, 4/6, 11/ and 22/ each.
Prepared only by BEACH & BARNICOTT, Brid-
port, Dorset, England, and sold by all Medicine
'AVsh ft uana7
Momently expected a large Supply
FISH G UJ4./O,
Which will be disposed of at a reasonable price.
The Article speaks for itself.-Farmers who
have, during the last four seasons, tried this
Manure pronounced it A 1.
Call at once and engage the quantity you re-
St. George, Bermuda, Oct. 28, 1878.
1peal Estate for
near the Town oj Hamilton,
Being about to leave the Islands for a period,
Offers for Sale
ADAPTED EITHER FOR A
DWELLING OR 3i STORE,
Situated near the Eastern entrance to the Town
of Hamilton, between the Main Road and the
waters of Hamilton Harbour.
The Upper and half of Lower portion of the
Building is now on Lease for 30 a year.
Terms accommodating.-Apply to
W. A. FISK,
October 29, 1878.
Hard Stone Lime.
WOOD BURNT LIME.
3500 Bushels Hard Stone Wood
For Sale by H. C. OUTERBRIDGE, Cause-
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 1878.
Champagne Lager Beer,Fiatts Village Bioarding
ampage sagr eer
Carefully Bottled by
Kuntdz A C.,
of Quarts and Pints.
Front Street, Hamilton,
Sole Agent for Bermuda.
Eit. Nicholas' Hotel
rp IiIS favourably and well-known Hotel hav-
ing increased conveniences for the comfort
of its patrons, offers superior attractions for
transient and permanent guests.
URIAH WEL CH,
Late firm and successor to S. Hawk & Co.,
November 11, 1878.-3m
W. I '.
PRICE 0 E
1 Box CART
1 DRAY (quite new)
Inquire at the Office of the Royal Gazette."
December 2, 1878.
Made by DEWOLFE of Halifax, to accommo-
date four persons.
A Set of Silver Tountedi
Apply to QUARTER MASTER,
46th Regt., St. Georges.
St. Georges, Nov. 19, 1878,
'1-HIS is a very beautiful place. Is situated
at the junction of the roads at the Flatts,
and is known as Palmetto Grove." Is within
twenty minutes drive of Hamilton, and quite
near the Walsingham Caves. It borders on the
beautiful sheet of water, Hlarrington Sound, a
famous place for sea bathing.
The Proprietor has a Boat at hand for pleasure
excursions on the Sound and other waters. He
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle-
men Boarders on very reasonable terms.
JOHN T. PENISTON,
September 3, 1878.
The Bermuda Ci-
'1THE Undersigned having received a lot of
HAVANA TOBACCO via New York
And will be pleased to Supply parties requir-
ing same. Quality guaranteed and no Cabbage.
The Subscriber is willing to give Instructions
in CIGAR MAKING to one or two Young
Men who are desirous of making themselves
generally useful at the business. Terms made
known on application to
Hamilton, Junel18th, 1878.
HW.H & C
General Shipping and
(P. 0. Box 3709,)
52 0ZOXANGE PLAOE,
R. W. HAYWARD, NEW YORK.
F. D, S. NASH.
Messrs. A. W. PEROT & Co., Demerara.
lHon. S. S. INGHAM, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Jos. M. HAYWARD, Agent R. M. S, Pkt. Co.
St. George's, Bermuda.
D. E. SEON, Hlamilton, Bermuda.
September 17, 1878.-12m
S. H. Cappe,
CO rjISSIOp CTICHNIT,
D. W. I.
Septr. 31, 1878.-12m
W, 0. F. 8ASCOME,
REID STREET, HAMILTON, EAST,
Has Received a supply of
The Bermuda Pocket & Sheet
FOR S 79,9
Are now ready for delivery,
THE SHEET contains all the necessary in-
formation for an Almanack.
THE BOOK contains in addition to all other
useful information usually found in such a pub-
A Business Directory for the Towns of Hamilton
and St. George.
Descriptive, Historical, and Scientific account
A Catalogue of most of the Plants, both wile
and cultivated, growing in Bermuda, obliging-
ly prepared and classified for the publisher by
Henry J. Hinson, Esqr., M.D., for this Al-
manack-The most complete yet furnished.
A Catalogue of the Fishes of Bermuda by Pro-
fessor G. Brown Goode, Esqr'., of the Smith.
sonian Institute, Washington.
A Catalogue of the Birds of Bermuda. revised.
And a Catalogue of the Sea and Land Shells of
Bermuda, by Mr. John Tavenier Bartram, of
Stock's Point, St. George.
On the Cover is a neat and very perfect Map of
Bermuda; its Latitude, Longitude, and the
position of the Breakers, &c., given.
PRICEs-Sheet 1/. Book, plain, 1/6; dttoi
Can be had at the Post Office, St. George;
at the CHIEF WARDE'S Office, Royal Naval
Yard, Ireland Island ; of the several Carriers of
the Gazette," and at the Royal Gazette"
Royal Gazette Office, Dec. 17, 1878.
7471- ..- f'F-i I) i
14 Queen Street, Hamilton,
Between the Stores of Messrs. F. A.
WHITE & E. B. JONES.
Dealer in PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
GLASS, PUTTY, BRUSHtES,
July 15, 1878.-12 m.
Wholesale and Retail Iealer in
English and American Preserved
Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street,
N. B.-Ships' Stores Supplied at Lowest
February 18th, 1878.-12 m
United States JMail Steamers.
If 01 LI PE R "? L,
CALLING AT QUEENSTOW\VN,
LEAVE NEW YORK
WYOMING sails Deer. 10, at5'-30 a.m.
NEVADA sails Deer. 17, at 11 am.
MONTANA sails Deer. 24, at 5-36. a.m.
WISCONUIN sails Deer. 31, at 10 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are Ln-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking Room, Bath Room and Piano on
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from Ber.
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
WILLIAMS & GUION,
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, Novr. 12, 1878.
A Respectable Lady or Gentleman can Rent
a fine large Airy BEDROOM (furnished
or unfurnished) with access to Drawing Room.
Also, the use of the Furniture in the Drawing
Room ; the use of Stove in Kitchen, or a se-
parate Kitchen and Dining Room-with a private
Family in a pleasantly Situated Dwelling, about
twenty minutes walk on the Pitt's Bay Road.
For further Particulars apply at the Royal
Hamilton, 30th July, 1878.
Win. James Heney,
i'. F 0. F. RASC0ME, M.D.,
REID STREET, HAMILTON.
J.L..Id:CK-- DEC E MBER,
S FOR. THE TEETH
Put up'by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA-
BR IEL, Ludgate Hill, London.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
CORALITE TOOTH PASTr, for Cleansing
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
WHITE GUTTA PERCHA ENAMEL, for
Stopping decayed Teeth
OSTEO-ENAMEL STOPPING, warranted to
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
ODONTALGIQUE ELIXIR, celebrated
Hamilton, March 26th, 1877,
P'oteclion against F1 t
AT TIIE MOST MODERATE RATES
Can be obtained from the
PHOENIX INSURANCE COMPA NY
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Offices in Great Britain.
Through the BRANCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on REAL and PERSONAL
PROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
- No FEES and no CHARGE lor Policies.
N. A. BUTTERFIELDD
Hamilton,'September 9th, 1856,
Tu 6 59 4 55 23
We 6 69 4 55 24
Th 7 0 4 5625
Fri7 0 4 56 26
Sat 7 1 4 57 27
-% 7 1 4 57 28
1o 7 2 4 58 0
2 42 Ember Week
5 6 St. Thomas
5 b4 4th in Advent
6 30 NwMn.5h5mr.M.
TnE BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE is published
every Tuesday by DONALD M'PHEE LEE,
Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent
AT HIS OFFICE,
North.-west Corner of Reid and Burnaby Street,
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., will be
printed at the shortest notice.-Agent
at St. Georges for the Royal Gazelte,
JAMES THIES, Esqr., Post Maser General.
Reid Street., West of "Royal Gazette" Office.
Office Hours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton, October 26th, 1876.
J.VAND E A.; '1TIN&SO
celebrated for nearly a century past, is of the ver)
best English manufacture. For its purity and great
excellence it has obtained the following
EXHIBITION PRIZE MEDALS,
LONDON, 1862. PARIS, 1867. CORDOVA, 1872.
LIMA, 1872. VIENNA, 1873.
ATKINSON'S CHOICE PERFUMES
For the Handkerchief,
White Rose, Frangipanne, Ylang Ylang, Stephano.
Uis, Opopanax, Jockey Club, Ess. Bouquet
Trevol, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
let. And all other odours, of the
finest quality only.
Atkinson's Florida Water
A most fragrant Perfume, distilled from the choicest
ATKINSON'S QUININE HAIR LOTION.
A very refreshing Wash which stimulates the skin
to a healthy action and promotes the growth of the
ETHEREAL ESSENCE OF LAVENDER.
A powerful Perfume distilled from the finest flowers
ATKINSON'S QUININE TOOTH POWER,
VIOLET POWDER, MACASSAR OIL, GLY-
And other specialities and general articles of Per
fumery may be obtained of all dteaklrs ihrounhout
the World, and of the Manufacturers
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November 26, 1878.
.Supplement to the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
IHamilton, Tuesday, Deor. 17, 1878.
-:. E IE 1i; U)A.
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Friday, 13th December, 1878.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.
6 Randal E. Webster, Colonia
The following Message from His EXcellency the
Governor was delivered by the Colonial Secretary,
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to forward to the
Honorable the Legislative Council copies of twc
Estimates sent to him by the Light House Commis-
sioners, both being dated 3rd December, -1878.
The first shews the amount required to complete
'-- the work originally designed and pay tbh balance
due on that original work to the Contractor-this
amounts to 74 to meet which the Commissioners
only have on hand a sum of 30 1/3 remaining un-
expended of the original Resolve Number 9 of 1877.
The deficiency to be met will therefore be 43 18/9.
The second Estimate shews the amount required
to carry out the additional work which is necessary
for the purpose of raising the Tower fifteen feet,
This Estimate comes to 330-the original Esti-
mate having been largely increased owing to the
necessity reported by Messrs. Chance Brothers
and Company of the Light House Works, Bir-
mingham, for providing strong iron girders with a
cast iron gallery and Wall plate to support the Lan-
tern with perfect security.
The Crown Agents for the Colonies, having in
view the necessity of ensuring that there should be
no misfit between the Tower and the Lantern sup-
ports and other works to be supplied by Messrs.
Chance Brothers and Company, thought it for the
interest of the Colony to authorise Messrs. Chance
Brothers and Company to proceed with the work
according to their amended design without incur-
ring the delay involved in waiting for a reference
to the Colony,'and the work is accordingly now in
hand at Messrs. Chance Brothers and Company's
As the amount voted by the Legislature for
raising the Tower an additional fifteen feet was only
200 and the present Estimate amounts to 330 it
will be necessary to provide for a deficiency cf 130.
Taking the two Estimates together the amount
required to complete the Tower to the increased
height will be 43 18/9 excess on the original Esti-
mate, and 130 deficiency on the Estimate for aid-
ditional height-making altogether a sum of 173
18/9 for which the Governor recommends that a
Resolve be passed.
Mount Langton, 12th December, 1878.
The two following Resolves were severally read
the third time and passed, and ordered to be laid
before His Excellency the Governor by the Hon.
R. E. Webster, viz. :-
The Resolve for paying the expenses incurred by
the Crown Agents for the Colonies for Freight on
The Resolve for paying the sum of 45 13/6 to
the Crown Agents for the Colonies for Stationery
furnished the Colonial Secretary's and Receiver
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 17th instant, at
Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorabl<
House of Assembly.
Friday, 13th December.-A Return was laid before
House from the Secretary's Office of the election of
Charles Chisholm Keane, Esqr., a member for the
Parish of Pembroke in the room of Samuel Saltus,
Esqr., whose resignation has been accepted by the
Mr. Keane being in attendance, took the Oath of
allegiance and the Oath of an Assemblyman, atnd
afterwards his seat in the House.
The Attorney General introduced the three fol-
lowing Bills-which were severally read a 1st time:
A Bill for the Regulation of the Post Office.
A Bill to provide for the Post Office Establish-
A Bill to continue the Post Office Acts.
The Rule regarding the passage of Bills being
suspended by unanimous consent, the last mentioned
Bill was read a2nd time and committed.
Mr. Cooper in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that the Bill be
adopted-which was agreed to.
The Attorney General moved that the blank
therein be filled up the "last day of March, 1879."
Dr. Outerbridge moved that it be filled up the
last day of December, 1879-which was affirmed.
Ayes 14-Messrs. S C Bell, R J P Darrell, J
Fowle, W J Frith, A J Frith, J M Hayward, W S
Masters, TA Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, E Pen-
iston, J W Pearman, J N Smith, T F J Tucker, T
Nays 11-Messrs. Speaker, N J Darrell, R D
Fraser, S B Gray, E H Gosling, S A Harvey, H G
Hunt, C C Keane, S A Masters, T D Middleton,
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill, and it was
adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
The Bill entitled "An Act relating to Swedish
Immigrants contracting for further terms of service
r- after the completion of their first contracts," was
read a 3rd time and passed.
The Petition of Adrian Leslie Mellen, proprietor
of the Hamilton Hotel, for permission to obtain a
License for selling spirituous liquors there, was
Mr. Cooper itf the Chair.
Mr. S. A. Masters moved that the prayer of the
Petition be granted-which was agreed to.
The House resumed and adopted the Resolution
of the committee.
Ordered, that the House at its rising do adjourn
to this day week.
Mr. S. A. Masters introduced a Bill to amend the
Liquor License Acts-which was read a first time.
Ordered, that the marginal notes to the Bill for
the Regulation of the Post Office be not printed.
Adjourned to Friday next.
Liquor Lieense Acts Amendment Bill.
Post Office Acts Continuin'g Bill.
Lady Gooch has been committed to jail in Lon-
don for endeavouring to foist upon her husband a
false heir for the purpose, as it was argued before
the Magistrate, of preventing the regular descent
of an inheritance to the rightful person.
The assassination of Don Manuel Pardo, form-
erly President of Peru and President of the Senate,
is mentioned as having occurred at Lima on the
16th November, as he entered the Senate Chamber
in order to discharge his important duties. The
event it is said was not unexpected, it was deemed
an act of retribution consequent on his tyrannical
conduct during the period he was President.
From our Special Sporting Correspondent.
On Monday the 9th the Hunt met at Hamilton Pa-
rish Church, but owing to all the clocks in my house
having stopped-which by the way seems the correct
way for clocks to go in Bermuda-I did not arrive at the
Church till too late. However, I started in pursuit,
and though a stern chase is proverbially a lons one, I
succeeded, by taking a few short cuts I knew of, in
comingup, if not within sight of certainly'within hearing
of the Hunt, for I had no sooner got on to Mr. Seon's
land than I heard the Master's horn too-tooing to the
southward of me. They have evidently found, said I
to myself, so we shant have a blank day; but when do
we have a blank day in Bermuda P-one may say never.
From the noise they were making it was evident they
were in full cry, and if it had not been for a slight
i check I should never have seen any of the run at all.
* Fortunately for me they overran the scent, and this mis-
e take enabled me to join them. The field was the largest
there has been this season, and I was delighted to see
a lady following-I wish more of the fair sex would
follow; Mrs. T. certainly should do so if I only had a
second horse on which to mount her : could'nt you. Mr.
Editor, make her your special sporting correspond-
entress" and provide her with a hunter specially trained
to carry a lady ? Now that there is a circus here you
might easily pick up a well educated animal, which
would not only carry my better half safely over walls
and rails, but might also amuse the spectators at our
* finishes by dancing a hornpipe, and perhaps even walk
on its head-rather entertaining for Mrs. T., no doubt,
but possibly she might enjoy it. But. like the Hunt,
a I have overrun the scent, so I must hark back a bit.
Tally-ho there," forrardd on," "hark to our flying
doctor." and similar cries met my ear just as I came up
to them, and with barely time to press my hat firmly
on my head, away we went, led by a hard-riding gun-
ner over a very fair lot of walls, till, turning too
sharply round a corner, one rider comes to grief, and
we have to wait to pick up the bits and place the bird
once more on its perch-no easy matter, for the perch
* would not keep still. The bird once more seated, away
we go, getting a very nice gallop across Mr. Whitney's
land, then past the houses of Mr. Brown and Mr. Jabez
Outerbridge, and so on to the road to the Shelly iay
' Race Course, round which we had a very pleasant finish
over several flights of hurdles, many of the horses
showing very plainly that they had not forgotten the
I am sorry to say that some very unlocked for, and
T might say decidedly damp circumstances prevent my
giving you a very accurate description of last Friday's
run. The fact is Mrs. T. has lately been reading
some schoolboys books about practical joking and I re-
gret to say her mind became so overladen with jo1res
that nothing would do but that she must try her hand
on someone; and where could she find a be' 4or subject
than her own T. Did your wife, Mr. Lee. ever play
practical jokes on you ? If she ever has done so you can
well realize my feelings. The meet on Friday was a
good distance off from my house, being at Riddle's
Bay,? and in order to arrive there by 3 o'clock it was
npc-ssary for nm to start early. I accordingly. ordered
my horse to be ready by 11 a.m. and at l0'30 I went up
stairs to put myself inside a pair of new top boots and
some new breeches which I had made especially
for the races. The breeches were to all appearances
quite correct and I was glad to find how well they fitted.
The next thing was to get into my boots and seizing
the left one I thrust my foot into it, but not only could
I not get my foot into it, but a severe scratch, fol-
lowed by a by no means reassuring swearing, made me
draw it out aroain quicker than it went in. Will you
believe it, I found that a cat and six kittens had al-
read taken possession. However the enemy were
soon dispersed and I took charge of both boots. I next
bent down to buckle on my spurs when crack went my
breeches, every seam had given way; at this I fancied
I heard a smothered laugh in the next room and I am
afraid I did not bless the tailor in the most improved
language; now I know that the seams were cut by Mrs.
T. who was enjoying the fun from the next room. There
was nothing for it but to get into my old breeches and
gaiters as quickly as possible and rushing down stairs
I seized my hat and dashed it on my head, but at the
same time I regularly saturated myself with water
some one having filled the hat with that, always cooling
Once more I had to return to my room to dry myself
and then I thought I should at length get off, but no
such luck : on reaching the stable I could find my horse
nowhere; I shouted for the groom till I was hoarse, and
looked all round for my faithful hunter, but there was
no sign of him anywhere. I then went round the
house and there I found my trusty nag ; but what do
you think, he wais tied by the tail to the pump handle,
but, not only that. his legs were enclosed in a pair, or
rather two pairs of my wife's white stockings and round
his body was my new dressing gown, while on his head
was placed in 'he most knowing manner one of my
night caps. '] '" sight was as you may imagine a most
ludicrous one and I could not help laughing in spite of
my wrath. There was nothing for it but to untie him
and lead him iound to the stables, and as I passed under
the window of Mrs. T's. room, I heard shouts of laugh-
ter, and on looking up I espied my better half laughing
enough to kill herself. This did not improve my state
of mind and leaving the horse I rushed into the house
to have it out with Mrs. T., but, as is usually the case,
when I found myself in the presence of my good woman
all the bold intentions of giving her a rowing vanished
end all I could do was to remonstrate very mildly in-
To make the best of a bad start I determined to put
the horse in the carriage and drive to Clermont to see
the finish; and Mrs. T.. after promising never again to
behave in such a juvenile manner, went with me.
We reached Mr. Gray's just before the riders were
expected, but they were very late and soon many began
to complain bitterly of tihe cold, and I must say Mrs. T.
and I both wished the Hunt was over and we were on-
joying the hospitalities of Clermont. But here they
coma. first the hares, then the Master in hot pursuit,
followed by the remainder of the field, and one was
reminded of old times by seeing a lady following
amongst the number to the finish. So ended last
Friday's run, which I am told by those out was a
very pleasant one. The usual line was followed round
Burgess's Point. then along the North shore to Mr.
Alexander Frith's house, up to which point two ladies
followed, taking every wall we came to in first rate
style. If the Master will only take care to lay the
line over not too stiff a country perhaps more ladies
may be enticed to follow their good example. After
leaving Warwick they made for Salt Kettle, where the
celebrated Sphinx must have reminded all of the gal-
lant Major now so far away and his good old mare,
Gipsey; then across Mr. E. Gosling's grounds, through
the Rev. Mr. Thorburn's, over a nice wall into Dr.
Butterfield's, then another wall, through Mrs. Godet's
yard, and from there nearly straight on to the road near
Paget Church, where the riders were joined by a fresh
detachment, amongst which all were delighted to see
our late Master's good mare Jenny Jones; dear little
man, as Alice" calls him. he is now hunting in that
emerald isle so far away from here. and, we hope, hav-
ing a real good time. The mare though, was, I am
sorry to say, not ridden by her new onew owner. We are all
so anxious to see the new brains of the General's staff
out with our Hunt. Why does not the. Master make
him come ? Brains are precious in th,--. days, and a
few out with the Hunt would be a decided advantage.
All of us then tetook ourselves to the house, and if
others did nt MX rs. T. and I certainly enjoyed the hos-
pitalities of our kind host and hostess, and we both say
may the Bermuda Hunt have many a finish at Cler-
December 14th, 1878.
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PROSPECfS OF CHEAPER COAL,
Increased Allotment of One Million Tons for December
-The Combination Believed to be at an End.
A meeting of the Board of Control ot the coal
combination convened yesterday at one P.M. in the
Coal and Iron Exchange, Cortlandt street. All in-
terests in the combination were represented and the
meeting was presided over by Mr. Thomas Dickson,
president of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Com-
pany. The meeting was held with closed doors,
but after adjournment it was announced that the
Beard of Control had decided to increase the al-
lotment of tonnage for the month of December I,-
000,000 tons, making the total output for December
3,000,000 tons, and for the year 18,000,000 tons, in-
stead of 1'7,000,000 as previously agreed upon, and
against 20,874,000 tons last year.
THE DEMERARA SUGAR CAbES.
A Serious series of Accusations against the Treasury
The following special dispatch to the New York
World from Washington, published in that journal
to-day, will be read with interest in Baltimore.
Secretary Sherman's report revives interest in the
controversy concerning the Deqmerara Sugars al-
leged to be artificially colored. The case lately
decided at Baltimore is only one of several pending
one or more of which are in New York. Some
curious facts have come out about the decision in
the Baltimore case, which Sherman's report cites.
The verdict was that the sugar was artificially col-
ored, but that the importer had no knowledge of
that fact. Last January, in a letter published by
the World, Messrs. Mattland, Phelps & Co., of New
York, urged the Secretary to make a thorough in-
vestigation of the question whether the Demerara
sugars were artificially colored for the purpose of
evading the American tariff.
General Arthur, the Collector, and Mr. Dutcher,
the Appraiser, had already reported that there was
no reason to believe that the sugars in question
were artificially colored. The department declined
to accept this report, and privately sent Colonel
Ashby, one of its special agents, to Demerara to
verify its own hypothesis. When his mis-
sion was made known every facility was offered
Col. Ashby to ascertain all the facts. He was in-
vited to the plantations, and given opportunity to
examine the manufacture at every stage. No re-
port from him has been made public. It is known,
however, that he assured the Demerara people that
be was satisfied that the unusually low-colored
Demerara sugars" were not artificially colored, and
presumed that he reported that conclusion to the
This presumption is heightened by the fact that
when the Baltimore case came to be tried Colonel
Ashby was not called for the Government, although
his testimony would have been most important if it
had been in favor of the Government. The expert
testimony for the Government consisted entirely
of inference and conjecture, while the experts who
testified for the importers, Professor Morton, of the
Steven's Institute, and Professor Mallett, of the
University of Virginia, reported the results of ac-
tual experiment and analysis. The counsel for the
merchants offered additional, testimony, but was
prevented from introducing it by an intimation
from the judg,; that it was superfluous.
Nevertheless, the jury found that the sugar was
artificially colored. This unexpected verdict is ac-
counted for in Baltimore by the charge that the
jury was virtually a packed one, comprising six
ex-Custom-house officers and three applicants for
positions under the Treasury Department. The
same accusations Which were made in the kid-
glove case are as freely made in this case. The
department has overruled its own collector, its own
appraiser and presumably its own special agent,
and come under the suspicion of having organized
a trial with the purpose of procuring a decision
which those best acquainted with the facts insist is
Commenting on the above editorially the World
says :-The sugar cases look rather better for the
Government at first sight, since the Government
has received an actual verdict that the sugars
seized were artificially colored. With the explan-
ation of this verdict, which we print to-day, this
will not seem much of an advantage. The jury
consisted of men a majority of whom had been or
desired to be Custom-house officErs. The Judge
declined to receive additional testimony for the im-
porters on the ground that their case was complete
without it. More important still, the one man who
of all men should have known the truth of the
matter in dispute, since he had made a prolonged
official investigation into it, was in the service and
at the service of the Government, and the Govern-
ment did call him.
If this verdict should be sustained in the other
pending cases, there is an end of our sugar trade
with Demerara. The high grades of sugar which
the planters formerly made for this market are ex-
cluded by the tariff, and the lower grades wh'ch
the tariff forces tl em to make are excluded by an
int, rpetation of the tariff which there can be.
scarcely a doubt is flagrantly unjust. The disad-
vantage to tlh- revenue of these proceedings can
scarcely be compensated in the opinion of the pub-
lic by any advantage which h the Secretary of the
Treasury may derive from them.-Baltimore Even-
ing Bulletin, December 4.
THE JONES DIAMOND.
Captain Jones, of the Dutoitspan Diamond Fields,
is, or ought to be, a happy man. Fortunate hecer-
tainly is. Upon his claim has been picked up a
diamond weighing no less than 244 carats, or a third
the size of the Kohinoor. It is true that the "water"
of this wonderful gem is said not to be of the very
first quality. In this respect all African diamonds
are, unfortunately, somewhat deficient. Captain
Jones's stone is, it seems, of a light "off colour."
It is, that is to say. slightly yellow. But itits. free
from any trace of flaw, and the experts who have
sat in judgment on it pronounce that it will "cut
full," or, in other words, that the waste in the pro-
cess of transforming it into a brilliant will be com-
paratively small. This, of course, makes a very
considerable difference in the value of the stone in
its rough state. The Kohinoor in cutting lost more
than two-thirds of its weight. When rough it turn-
ed 900 carats; it now weighs only 279. Should the
Jones diamond-as it will probably for some time
be called-lose only half its weight under the lapi-
daries' hands, it will weigh one hundred and twen-
ty-two carats, and will be nearly half the size of the
Kohinoor. Anyhow it will at least rival the famous
Sanci diamond, and Captain Jones will, no doubt,
find an admirable market for it in San Francisco,
where Bonanza kings, Pacific Coast bankers, and
gentlemen who have struck oil have so much mre
money than ti.ey can spend thas they encourage
their wives to purchase jewels each against the o i [r,
until-even when allowance is made for Transatlin-
tic hyperbole-there must be two or three ladies at
least in the great city of the west the contents of
whose private jewel case would not contrast unfav-
ourablv with the English Regalia. But one thing
alone is wanting to complete Captain Jones s hap-
piness. His cup is not absolutely full to th, brim.
There has been, before this, one stone found at Du-
toitspan larger than his own. The famous Spald-
ing diamond, picked up in the river digging some
three years ago, weighb-d two hundred and eighty-
eight and a-half carats, and was, consequently, a-
bout a third larger than is Captain Jones's treasure.
The difference however is not very great, and if the
smaller of the two stones cuts as "full" as is ex-
pected, it m ,y in its final shape eclipse even the
>- S 4
DELAWARE AND HUDSON CANAL Co.-The New
York Shipping List observes that New England con-
sumes annually about 4,000,000 tons coal, brought
from the coal fields to New York and Philadelphia
and shipped from these tidal points. It is suppos-
ed that one half of this will cross the Poughkeepsie
Bridge when completed, and that water transport
will be in a short time almost entirely superseded.
We may add that the connection, now being made
between the Hoosac Tunnel and the Reusselaer and
Saratoga arid Albany and Susquehanna Railroad
will bring Boston and intermediate stations into a
more .direct communication with the mines of the
Delaware and Hudson Canal by whom these rail-,
roads are operated.