BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 52-Vol. lI.
STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIiQUAS.
24s. per Ann
Hamilton, Bermuda, Tuesday? December 24, 1878.
[Written expressly for the Bermuda Royal Gazette.] bring any comfort, would prove rather of a nega- under a brilliant dispensation, when all that con- ;
S- tive than ,of a positive character. It is at once cerns life is keenly canvassed, and all that tends to I
l C. 8,' closely identified with the highest aspirations of elevate the mind and soul to the attaining of the
+ our nature. It kindles a bright flame within which high prize, which the Christian contends for in the
On the Eve of Christmas, we wish one and all leads upwards and onwards. The marvellous as- race set before him, is stored up, not for the few
A Ha. v Christmas," a greeting indeed very gumption of humanity by the Saviour of Men," but for the many, not for the rich only but for the
general among English. speaking people, to whom has led, more than any other circumstance, to the poor, not for the strong only but for the weak, not
the fes tival of CEnhristmas s endeared by innate as- great sympathy of humanity as the general rule of for the high-minded only, but even for those of
seo. iti Th salutation is not in tr th one guidance. Man does not live for himself or to him- low estate. At Christmas went forth the first sim-
cold formality, which habit has ancioned, and self, buthe is made to believe and to feel that, as ple announcements, which have been told again
which custom has made polite. It is spontaneous a unit of the great human family, he is more closely and again by repetition, neither diminished in bril-
whicutb custom has mafeeling, due polite. It is a spontaneous united to it, and interested in its rising ever higher liancy nor rendered less potent in their manifest
outburst of good feeling, due alike to education and and h ... .. .. ... m
conviction. From ourearliest years we are instruct- and hgher in working out its manifest destiny. mison.
ed that Christmas has for us a peculiar significance, is on Christmas Eve that Santa Claus make
i td b lad d his descent and fills the expectant stockings of eager n
tha.tit is a time to make merry and be glad, and :iy s, waiting for his substantial munificence.
all that we see and hear confirms us. in this. So y s Awnive s r .
that we grow up in the faith and practice that The Saints mysterious in his ways. As he ap- A nnive sary.
Christmas is a joyful season, linked with all that is pears, so he returns to his mysterious corner, no one ---
bith good and oble. Quite apart, as it were, from knows exactly where. But one condition he is ANNIVERSARY OF THE
both good and noble. Quite apart, as it were, from ANNIVcRSA i t Oh Tty
the religious offices, Christmas is welcomed and surely particular in, that the recipients of his bounty
celebrated, the social the result of the religious im- n have been good children in the past and for the BERMUDA LOYAL UNI ON
pulse, the one affecting the other. The mirth, immediate future full of promise. Goodness is a
pulse, the one an ffectinglish family cirle other. The atmithis certain qualification, and so those, who are receivers S 0 CI A1 Y .
which gladdens an English family circle at this of his gifts, are also judiciously extolled. Does the
season, is a national outburst of rapture, productive ofhis gs, are also judiciously extolled. Does the
of the best results. Home for the holidays, from Saint come down the chimney flue, who knows and (II1 E Members ot the above named Society
school asd college from the desk and from the who really cares to have the hidden world so clearly are requested to meet, I). V.,
school and college, from, the desk and from the unolled aha all to ee planl m
coouter, from the various-occupations which make unrolled that all would be plainly manifest! to
cols on ouro time and our talents, the social re- Christmas Eve the beneficence of Christmas be- di the Town Hall, Hamilton,
unions of C'hristmas tide have a special and at- comes apparent. The festival, which commemorates he q '.
tractive relish. The youthful mind, unwitting of a new light given to the world, has thrown a new L f-
: the world, is naturally in the first instance drawn halo round our actions and doings, and made earth-
by externals, ian so Christmas becomes riveted in more resplendent. The 26th inst. (-t. Stephen's Day), at 9 a.m.
our recollections with festive gathering. The true Let us look at two pictures, and mark the con- And proceed thence in order to St. John's
reason of its propriety yearly increases on us, till, trast. The world before the eve of Christmas, and Church, Pembroke, where there will be Divine
i spared, in second childhood we mix with some- world after the occurrence, the people that Service at 11.
thing of the same zest that moved our earliest walked in darkness, and the people on w m the The Membersare quoted to e very punc.
years. English people have an English way of light h ath shone. The contemplation is edifying, tual In their attenedare and to bear in ind that'
elebrating Christmas, which ha a sensible influ- the contrasts distinctly marked in the delinea tual in their atendane and to bear in iomindn. that
ence onthe national character. To a Continental, On Christmas Eve the thought is quite natural, there will be a Collection at the conclusion of
hri s has not entwine rounit en and the reflection an extremely profitable one, that the Service in behalf of the Society.
Christmas has not entwined round ia the same en-
dearing'm and enduring associations. And we take it is calculated to rouse a feeling of thankfulness that By RequeIt,
that an Englishman asppreheds more correctly the we live in happy days, when the glorious Christian M LRu s MITH L
that an Englishman apprehends more correctly the Gospel is discerned with greater clearness than in EM E iIUS B. SMI I' H,
Peep into our cathedrals and chspirites on Christ- any preceding time, and its practical demands more Secretary.
mas Eve, and you will see fond hear's and willing fully complied with. There is a natural tendency, December 16th, 1878.
hands giving the finishing touches to appropriate the current enjoyment of advantages, to forget
decorations-scriptural texts, mottos and devices, that these have not been the produce of a day; PRO N3 ADI COCfrT T .
that they are the patient cumulations of years of PLIH N AD"i CX! T
all skilfully displayed, as opportunities offer, an ex- th t ar n
ternal manifestation of joy, that the sweet words thought and varied experiences. We know what
of the angels still sound, and as acceptably to us as we are, we are seldom disposed to consider what we T here will be a PROMENADE
to the shepherds, tending by night their flocks in might have been. The evidences of Pagan iviliza- CONCERT held at the
the pasture glades of Bethlehem, still attractive tion contrast with the evidences of Christian civi- CON ERT held at the
'mid the now bare landscapes of Palestine. The lization. The Pagan in many instances possessed TO WN HdLL, HA M IL T ON,
organ peals the Christmas notes, and voices raise much that is commendable, but a3 a whole it was
the anthe, ad all is one perpetual hymn of praise sadly superficial, the natural bond of brotherhood BY THE
We rest in the happy medium, between superstition was as flax rent asunder at the touch of fire BERIUDA LOYAL UNION SOCIETY
and rude familiarity with Heavenly mysteries; There was no endurance, no lasting beyond selfish
content, though perhaps not satisfied, with what is aims, aspirations, and conveniences. The pages of n 2 th TIta t i
revealed, in our desire for exact knowledge, that all Paan history reveal many sad acts of individual
is above our reason, though not inconsistent with and nationalpassions.of the baser sort, holding sway St. Stepheili Day.
it. All is ready for the dawn of Christmas Day, and ruling the realm of men. In all this murki-
a day of days in the Christian calendar. ness the Supremum Bonum was vainly groped after. Price of Admission ..... ......6d.
Glance at the family circle. Absent members There was something. in the constitution of man, Tickets may be had at Mrs. Telfor's, Sea
have been flocking homewards, the late arrivals which would at times attempt to rise above the View liotel, Hamilton; at Mr. Wm. Simons's,
are now et-... an aippea-ance, and all the sub- slavery of passion, but the emancipation aimed at Paget, and at the door on the evening of the
startial home cheer has been provided. Round the was not to be attained. Man was, by a long series C concert.
larth gather merry hearts and happy faces, with a of experiences thoroughly taught that, by his own The proceeds in aid of the Society.
/capacity for enjoyment, and. all will go merrily, mere motion and power, he could not soar high
/ The Christmas carol, perhaps, is being sung in the above grovelling appetites. The revelation to the The Mozart's favoritee and will be in at-
streets by some passing bands, and among the words Jews, and their spec a selection as the elect people, tendance.
we may hear through whom the Christian Civilization should By order of the Committee,
And he was neither born in hausen or in ball dawn on the world "in the fullness of time," as far '
"And he was neither born in uhasen 'orin all, as the Wide Wide World was concerned, exercised EM LIUS B. SM IT' H,
Nor in a place of Paradise, but in an ox's stall." little influence. It merely conserved a knowledge Secretary.
The voice of song may gladden the gathering, and of the truth, and, bytypes and shadows, prefigured December 16th, 1878.
the music of various instruments add pleasure. And a more liberal -and more illustrious religion, all
then thoughts as to how the few days of respite races of men being drawn to the brightness of the T ON T Forget that Christmas is '
from the world are to be spent, while the past rising of Christ as the Prince of Peace-Christ at hand, and the place to buy your
months are being reviewed in cursory conversation, who should attain to the sovereignty over men's nearly at hand, and the place to buy your
Christmas is essentially a home festival, a gathering wills and affections, and draw them to himself and C P R T7
of families and their immediate associates in the to the Almighty Universal Father, through the 11 X J3 f 1
domestic shrine, surrounded with all that can adorn power of the Spirit!
and please. Christmas Eve is the beginning of a In weakness had Christianity its origin. It is at CHIILD'S; his Stock never being larger I
few days of delightful social intercourse, seasoned shunned the patronage of the powerful and the or more varied than at present.-Consisting of /
with all the attractions which an enlarged and cul- wealthy, it scorned the wisdom of the world in its F1N E Gold and Silver WATCHES t
tivated taste can produce. It is a sort of entertain- refined forms, and chose the ignorant to confound R' ich Sets of JEW E LLERY C
ment, essentially home in its character, from which the wise, and the weak to astonish the strong. Ladies and Gents Gold Watch CHAINS
we emerge all the better, stimulated, by the delight- And in weakness was it made perfect. Christianity B IOOCIIES, Ear RINGS and Shawl PINS
ful breathing spell, to go out into the world with appealed to the heart and soul, and its substantial
renewed vigour, and increased confidence. The facts and precepts were briefly simple and convin- CK ETS and C IIAR S in great variety
scattered elements are at Christmas Eve brought to- cing, divested of all philosophical entanglements. Sleeve BUT.ONS, LINKS and STUDS
gether and the interchanges are of the most salu- Consequently it achieved victories heretofore unex- C(old B i A CE LETS, Pencil ASES, &c. B
tary nature, cementing bonds which would other- ampled, and sensibly affected the civilization of the Ladies and Gents Finger RINGS in endless I
wise be snapped, and acting in all respects most world. If the professors of Christian principles have variety; consisting of Iiamond, Ruby, 1
beneficially. Pen and pencil have graphically des- been deficient in their high calling and have done Emerald, Bermuda Pearl, Seal, Masonic, A
cribed Christmas re-unions, and tales of love and it discredit by an ill-judged enthusiasm, or narrow- Plain, 18 K., &c., &c.
sweetness have been depicted by our serial writers minded promptings, let their deficiencies be credited Front treet, on
with descriptive force. The associations which to the proper account, to the proneness of humanity Front Street, Ilamllon, o
cluster round Christmas are many and enduring, to error even in the light of clearly revealed truth. December 16, 1878. 2
and they have become part and parcel of our na- The deficiencies of Christians are due to their own
tional life. Artists have given us a sketch at the self sufficiency, and a misapprehension of their o i 1
Pantomime, the grandfather nodding, the father glorious profession, which subordinates what is too 0iU 10 U 1
critically attentive, and looking too at his children often placed uppermost in the human heart. If THE SUBSCRIBER
who are all absorbed in the passing scene, illustra- Christianity is reviled, that is due to the want of Tl I E
ting some little vanity, or some petty folly. The true religion, not to the existence of it. If intoler- 1 r & S n f ff f f f lf '
Pantomime is an essentially English institution, ance has, only too frequently, shewn itself in the
and a Christmas Dramatic dish usually spicy and Christian annals, it can be traced to the supremacy A Supply of
deliciously palatable, always looked forward to of human passion, to the usurpations of men, and .
with pleasure by the votaries of the stage. "Box- their short sightedness. And, so far from being a Paris P ailing Boards.
ing Night" is' a well known one in the theatrical stigma to Christianity, it only shews how a more
annals-the opening night of the Pantomime sea- truthful following would have resulted, and that --
son. The little sketch of Dombey and son and faults are traceable to the want of religion under AND,
grandson illustrates very well the hereditary regard its very name. But, despite all the shortcomings, To arrive by next Canima,"
for national customs which become part and parcel which must be admitted, the grand results, which Christmas l ards, Candies and
of action's history. Were such observances as have triumphed and stood to our day, must be taken
those of Christmas banished from our ordinary life, as a glorious harvest, and the world is all the wiser Notions.
the effects would prove detrimental to our national and all the better. J C KEENE Y.
character, and tend to depreciate our vital force The truth will survive all human repugnance, *
and influence, and in the end conquer. But all ages of the world Reid St., 'Hamilton, 4 Doors West of Royal
Christmas has become a season of exchanging and all nations have not regarded it with the same Gazette" Office.
tokens of friendship, of giving and receiving gifts lense. The natural progress of the world has December 17, 1 878.-2
of good will. Everyone knows what a Christmas enabled us to view more accurately, and understand .--
Box is. And the practice, if not carried to ex- more clearly, than our forefathers sayings that to 11 0 1
cess, is a good one, a reminder of the great gift them presented no distinct imagery. And we our- I D#
conferred on humanity by the Nativity. Alms and selves must be cautious condemning, since our own -
good deeds generally find additional expression at knowledge is not yet full. No violent crusades TC 1%7d'U'i DIB%3, T,
Christmas, and much is done to promote concord, need be undertaken in defence of the truth. It
and cement good feeling among the various classes proudly stands on its own lofty eminence, bidding The fist sailing Barque
of society, and to encourage a judicious spirit of defiance to, the whims and fancies of men of all
friendship between them. Were Christmas divest- periods, and not disdaining honest attempts to de- Sir G eo, SeymOV our
ed of these thousand-and-one things, which tend to cipher its deep hid meanings. Our Christian civi- 8 "
alleviate the burdens of existence, and even render lization may not be perfect. Yet, it must be can- HY. J. WATLINGTON, Master,
life pleasant, it would lose much of its .natural didly admitted, that the world has not yet seen its Will Sal as above on the
force. It would become a mere matter of senti- equal, if regarded in no other sense than as a sys- Wil l as above ol te
m1nt, Faith not strengthened by works would be- tem of morals. "Do men gather grapes of thorns 1 t *i
come faint. Christmas would then prove little 'or figs of thistles" ? The fruits of christianity are r 1 Ix i .
more than a bare religious form, without life, with- abundant evidence of the soundness of the tree,
out reality, without a single thing to commend it, which has grown and expanded in the world, and For Freight or Passage apply to the MasTER
andwithnohighaims andobjects to enlistthe sympa- drawn millions under its grateful protection. But on board Or to
this of mankind. It is the thoroughly practical ef- .why enlarge, the outline can be shaded and the J. 11. TR I MINGHAM & SONS,
feet which has been thrown in, that gives Christmas pictures completed with ease. On Christmas Eve, A & S n
its charm. Christmas is not presented as a bare un- as we seem to be taking the first step, the thought Agents.
..a. isfying religious problem, which, if it would is appropriate, that we are living in a favoured time, December 16, 1878.-3
The friends of the Methodist Church, Somerset,
intend holding a
26th and 27th inst.
The FANCY TABLES and XMAS TiRt EE
will shew a rich variety of GLA,-SSW \RE,
CHILDREN'S TOYS, &c., &c., imported for
TEA and R EFRESIM ENT will reserved
at all hours.
SANT A CL-AUS will be present in costume.
A B I\N1) will be in attendance both days.
ours open at 1 o'clock P.M.
Somerset, Ilermuda, 1
D)ec. 1), 1878.
Among the good things offered this Season at
T TO EIR ,"
Are a well filled room of
N EW and attractive TOYS
A grand assortment of instructive G M ES
Dec( rating ani Transfer PICTUR ES
Xmas and New Year CA It D)S
A \BUMIS of every description
Writing DE KKS, and Boxes of STATION ERY
Handkerchief and Glove BOXES
Ladies Work BASKETS with fittings
Motto, Photo, and other FRAMES
Electro-plated KNIVES, FOR KS & bPOONS
Goldand Silver LACES, FRIN(GES, LEAF, &c.
Artists MA'I ERIALS
Sofa RIIG:, MATS, M BATTING, Oil CLOTHiS
Table COV I ES, REPI S, lhir C 1.0 I'llS
\ indow BLI N )S, CORDS, TASSELS
Blank HOOKS, Card BOARtD), DYE-;
oolscap, Letter, Note and Fancy PAPERS
Gash and Fancy BOXES
Feather DUSTEIS, ,hawl STRAPS, BP'LTS
Medicinal and other Toilet SOA VPS
Patent MEDICINFES, that need no puffin"
Farcy CROCKERY, c'UT'LIERY, MIRRORS
AE' NAS, WAFFLE IRONS, SCALELs
LAMPS, Children's CAR RIAGES, Garden
A NEW ARTICLE for cleaning Gold and Sil-
A few copies of the following
At present creating a great interest in
lerary World :-
r I E Great Pyramid
The Story of Creation
Dr. (Geskie's Life and Words of Christ
Phe Bible Educator
l'he Origin of the World
Reconciliation of Science and Religion
Annual Record of Science
history of Great Britain
Caricature and other Comic Art
[IFE of Rev. Dr. Eames
SThe Poets, in plain and gilt binding
Books of Presentation
Bo ,ks from Christian Knowledge Society
Bibles, Prayer, Ilymn and Church Services
A large assortment of Juvenile Books, unday
and Week-day Schools supplied
Song Books, Theatrical and Recitations
Mr. Jones's Guide Book of Bermuda
Gov. Lefroy's History of Bermuda
)r. Godet's History of Biermuda
Ilus Almanacs and )Dries for 1879.
rhe Tower, Hamilton Dec. 16, 1878.
All Persons saving any portion of the
Materials or Cargo
- viiL~ DiXON, Master,
Stranded on the Reefs North \Vest of these Is-
lands, are required to deliver the same at once
ON MANGROVE BAY WHlAiF, SOMEIR-
SET, to !MR. F G. YOUNG. Any one discov-
ered in Concealing or wifully Detaining any of
the said MATERIALS or CARGO will be
punished as the Law directs.
AV. d. BUTTERFIELD,
Hamilton, December 16, 1878.
Persons are (orlbid OR EDITING any of the
CREW ot the British S. S. "LA RT1NGTON:'
stranded on the Reefs Notth West of these Is-
lands, as ieiiher the Master nor Agent will be
resporsible h r any Debts contracted by them.
N. A, BUTTERFIELD),
Hamilton, Docr. 16, 1878.
Colonial Ser, rfi/,y's Office,
7TH DECEMBER, 1878.
THE following ACTS have been passed by
S 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 ,C.',,, ,,i.i ,
R. E. WEBSTER,
3 Colonial Secretarg.
THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes-
ern terminus of the Causeway now un-
dergoing certain REPAIRS and ALTERA TI-
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.
T HE Inhabitants of Hamiltoni 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
rpEA SETS WAITERS
Soup TUREENS Cake BASKETS
Fruit and Preserve DISHES
Card RECEIVERS Ice PITCHERS
Pudding Dishes Vegetable Do. Butter Do.
Jewel CASKETS Sugar SIFTER S
Pickle DISHES Spoon HOLDERS
Sardine BOXES 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. 2
Per Recent Arrivals
From London and New York,
RENCt and English CHINA
'ouBreakfast and Tea CUPS and SAUCERS
China Tea SETTS
Flower VASES and POTS
Fancy Toilet SETTS
A great variety Kerosene LAMPS
CIIANDELIERS and BRACKETS
Library and Hall LAMPS
Fan. y Porcelain and other SHADES
Ivoryhandle Table and Dessert KNIVES
Fine Nickel Plated ''CISSORS,
with bevelled bows to fit the fingers
Electroplated Cruet STANDS
P'read KNIVES Pruning KNIVES
New Pattern Gohg Door BELLS
Call BELLS and Hand BELLS
Flower I'ot BRACKETS
New Pattern INKSTANDS in bronzed frame
Match SAFES Paper Weights
Pen Iacks Paper Files
A new patent Nickel Plated Coffee POT
Bird Cage HOOKS, various patterns
Very Light Steel Garden Trowels
Wood Mincing Platters
All kinds of Culinary Articles
Oil Cloth Table COVERING
Carpenter's Tools, &c.
Hamilton, December 16, 1878.-2
JUST RE CEIVED,
FROM TURKS ISLANDS,
Ex Schr. "METEOR,"
750 llusi eIs Best ALT,
Which will be sold Cheap if called for at once
O Persons who have engaged Salt by this
SVessel will please call for it at once.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, Nov. 25th, 1878.
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-anu rate of charges
per quarter for each.
Address above Commitiee,
R receiving Hlouse, lamicton Parish.
Crawl,"Nov. 26, 1k78.
RERMTTDA ROYAL GAZ OTTE.
I ~- ______
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
Hoamilton, December 24, 1878.
BE It r1l DA.
, Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Friday, 20th December, 1878.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
Eugenius Harvey, "
"4 James Tucker, Recr. Genl.
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
The Bill entitled "An Act relating to Swedish
Immigrants contracting for further terms of service
after the completion of their first contracts," was
read the second time.
The House went Committee thereon.
The Hon. J. H. Trimingham in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House adopted the Report.
The Bill entitled An Act to guard against
Frauds in the Shipment of Produce from these Is-
lands," was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. E. Harvey in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported progress and obtained
leave to sit again.
Ordered that the further consideration of the
said Bill be set down for the next meeting.
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 a Schedule of
Fees prescribed by the Court of Bankruptcy by
virtue of the provisions of the Bermuda Bankruptcy
Act of 1876.
This Schedule has been laid before the Governor
by His Honor the Chief Justice in order that it
might be transmitted to the Legislature, whose
sanction thereto is required by the 66th Section of
the said Bankruptcy Act.
Mount Langton, 19th December, 1878.
Adjourned to Friday next, the 27th instant, at
SAbstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Friday, 20th December.-The Bill to amend the
Liquor License Acts was read a 2nd time and
Mr. S. A. Harvey in the Chair.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill with the blank
filled up and it was adopted and ordered to be en-
grossed ; and having been engrossed, Mr. Masters
moved that the rule be suspended that it may be
read a third time-which was objected to by Mr.
J. N. Smith.
The following Messages from His Excellency the
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to forward to the
Honorable House of Assembly copies of two
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 the 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 platejto 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 of 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 ad-
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.
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Comma der-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to forward to the
Honoroble House of Assembly of Schedule of Fees
prescribed by the Court of Bankruptcy by virtue
of the provisions of the Bermuda Bankruptcy Act
This Schedule has been laid before the Governor
by His Honor the Chief Justice in order that it
might be transmitted to the Legislature, whose
sanction thereto is required by the 66th section of
the-said Bankruptcy Act.
Mount Langton, 19th December, 1878.
A message from the Legislative Council.
AMr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly;
I am directed by the Legislative Council to re-
turn to your Honorable House the Bill entitled
" An Act to regulate the sittings of the Court of
General Assize," and to request the concurrence of
your Honorable House in certain amendments
which the Council deem expedient to be made
thereto-a copy of which amendments is delivered
Council Chamber, 17th Dec., 1878.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill to sanc-
tion a Schedule of Costs under the Bankruptcy
Act of 1876-which was read a 1st time.
The amendments proposed by the Legislative
Council to be made to the "Act to regulate the
sittings of the Court of General Assize" having
been severally considered-were concurred in.
Ordered, that the Bill be amended accordingly
and returned to that Honorable House with a
Message acquainting that Honorable House of
the concurrence of the Assembly in the proposed
Adjourned to Monday the 30th December.
Governor's Message relating to St. David's Light
Bill to confirm Bankruptcy Fees.
Bill to amend Liquor License Acts.
December 23-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New
York; assorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
Brigt. Prentiss Hobbs, Chandler, Bangor: box mate-
rial and laths to J. T. Darrell & Co.
December 18-Schr. Aldana Rokes, Rhodes, Hampton
S. S. Acadia, Dickman, St. Thomas.
21-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York.
Barkentine Mary Emily, Jones, South Carolina.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
Dec. 20-Schr. Lettie Emery, from Cay Frances, Cuba,
bound to New York; in distress; cargo malada.-
Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
23-Schr. Yankee Maid, Young, Camden bound to
Bermuda for orders.
Dec. 19-Schr. George Washington, Parsons, Baracoa.r
23-Barque Bien, Hansen, Washington.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS PORT OF ST. GEORGE.
Ship Winged Hunter, repairing.
Storfusten Constantin, repairing.
Bien, ready for sea.
Jenny Cushman, repairing.
Wilhelm Kisker, repairing.
Brig Dilma C., ready for sea.
Yankee Maid, waiting for orders.
In Mail Steamer Canima, yesterday from New York,
General Oscar V. Doyton of the United States Army,
Mrs. Doyton, and Miss Doyton, Mrs. Luckenbaek and
two children, Miss J. J. Despard, Miss Baumback,
Mr. and two Misses Harris, Capt. Chisholm, Messrs. T.
E. Nelmes, E. C. Cornell, E. E. Abrams, F. K. rlow-
ard, J. F. S. Lamer, and J. A. Stewart.-2nd Cabin,
Mrs. D. J. Gibson, E. Hill, and A. Leoblin.
Brigt. Excelsior, Mayor, left New York for St.
Thomas on 16th instant.
Queen of the Isles, left London for Bermuda, Nov. 30.
The Schr. George Walker, Thompson, is momently
expected from New York, addressed to John F. Burrows.
SECOND REPORT OF GEORGE DIXON, MAS-
TER OF THE S. S. LARTINGTON."
Sailed from Savannah at noon on the 8th Decem-
ber bound for Revel, with a full cargo of cotton.
Proceeded all well till Monnday, the 9th, at noon,
then fresh gales veering round southerly; midnight
severer gales S. S. E. vessel labouring heavily and
shipping great quantities of water, carrying away
life-boats' chocks, and everything moveable on
decks. 8 a.m. 10th, wind veered to West, blowing
a heavy gale, 6 p.m. a heavy sea struck the vessel aft,
causing a very loud cracking report; at 8 p.m. found
the vessel making a great deal of water, also the
coalition tank aft run full, the ballast tank aft
burst and run nearly half empty, causing the vessel
to heel over very heavy. Pump carefully attended
to all night, but could not overcome the leak; 11th
at 6 a.m. more moderate, wind veering north, run
ballast tank up to brighten, but found it leaked
too fast for the pumps to keep the vessel clear. At
noon strong breeze North; midnight do. 6 a.m.
of 12th finding we could not keep the tank full
without the water gaining on the pumps, and the I
vessel heeling over too much to be safe, I bore up
for the Island of Bermuda to repair the damage.
Lat. 35"42, Long. 68-46. 13th, strong gale North;
14th, at 1'40 a.m., saw Bermuda Light bearing S.
S.E., then steered S.E. Took in foresail and
slowed the engines. At 3"30 a.m., judging my
vessel to be about 10 to 12 miles off, took in lower
topsail, put the helm hard to starboard, set engine
going full speed to bring head to North and sea,
to wait daylight. In coming round the vessel took
the ground with the Light bearing S.E. true.
Tried all possible means to steam off ; sounded all
around, found soundings all alike, and failed to get
her off. At 5 a.m. got life-boats all ready to land
crew. At 8 a.m. found the vessel had nearly
filled in all holds and was listing over very fast,
and wind increasing to a gale. Not deeming it
prudent to stay by her any longer, I had both
life-boats manned with all the crew, and part of
their effects. Left the vessel and steered for the
shore. After pulling in about 5 miles met the
Pilot coming out, he turned round and piloted us
into the Harbour of Hamilton, where the crew
landed at 10.30.
At a regular meeting of Atlantic Phoenix Lodge,
No. 224, G.R.E., held on Tuesday, 17th instant, the.
following brethren were installed as Officers for the
ensuing year:-John E. Lightbourne, W.M. ;
Charles A. Jones, I.P.M.; Daniel E. Seon, S.W.;
H. A. Grantham, J.W.; A. Grantham, Treasurer;
Charles E. Clay, Secretary ; J. J.-Friswell, S.D.;
E. E. Carey, J.D.; A. Lebreckt, I.G.; John F.
Williams, Organist; Robert Brown, Tyler.
MuRRAY'S OCiRus COMPANY gave two exhibitions
under their large tent erected in Mr. W. B. White's
land, in this town, on the evenings of Monday and
Tuesday the 16th and 17th instant, which were
well attended. On the latter night a severe fall
of rain occurred during the performance, and, as
the tent was not on all sides waterproof, many of
the party received a wetting. It was reported
that the Company lost several horses on their
passage from New York-but for some reason or
other we could get no particulars of the circumstan-
ce, though applied for three several times. The
Company had made arrangements, we understood,
to give one exhibition at Somerset, but did not go
there-the reason assigned being, that'their vessel,
the Acadia, drew too much water to enter Mangrove
Bay. The Company left on Thursday last for the
THE P IfNCE 4S
GRAND DUCHESS OF HESSE-DARM-
Hardly have the peals of welcome, which
greeted the Princess Louise and the Marquis of
Lorne on their arrival in Canada, died away,
hardly has the satisfaction, which Her Majes-
ty and her family felt at the heartiness of the
reception accorded the first Princess of the
reigning house that has crossed the Atlantic
been expressed, when the sad tidings of the
demise of the Princess Alice cast a gloom over
the Imperial Court and the British Empire, and
provokes a profound sympathy. The Royal.
Family have so identified themselves with the
nation at large, that their affairs have always
been matters of the deepest interest to Her Ma-
jesty's Subjects, and not to them only, but to
such sympathetic and kindred countries as the
On Saturday morning, at 7"30 o'clock, Decem-
ber 14th, died the PRINCESS ALICE, of Eng-
land, Grand Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt, at
Darmstadt-having been for five hours previ-
ous unconscious-of diphtheria. Her illustrious
father, the Prince Consort, by a singular co-
incidence, died on the same day of the week,
the same month, and the same day of the
month, 1861-On Friday morning her case was
considered by her physicians hopeless.
The Queen, it is stated, though greatly
grieved is not ill. The Princess Alice was born
April 25th, 1843, the third child and second
daughter of the Queen. Princess Alice Maud
Mary, Grand Duchess of Hesse, was married July
1st, 1862, to Prince Louis Frederick William
Charles of Hesse, succeeded his uncle Louis III.
as Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt--1877,
issue living I son and 5 daughters. The Em-
press of Russia is Aunt to the Grand Duke.
The flag was at Windsor Castle at halfmast,
the bells of the Chapel Royal, and of Eton
were tolling, and general sympathy manifested
in the Royal Burgh. On Sunday references
were made in all the Churches in Rome. The
Prince of Wales, Prince Christian, and Prince
Leopold left for Darmstadt to attend the
funeral fixed for the 18th. The public mourn-
ing will last three weeks, and the Court will
remain in mourning for six weeks.
A cable despatch received at Ottawa orders
that Court mourning at the Government House
should be observed until the 10th of January,
1879. His Excellency the Governor-General
has issued an order requesting that all classes
observe the ceremony of general mourning
from the 15th December up to and including
the 5th of January. Marks of mourning have
been observed at Quebec, Montreal, Niagara,
&c. The Princess Alice interested herself in
sculpture and in visiting hospitals, and in her
German home carried out the policy which so
successfully obtained in the Royal Family, of
England-now for the first time broken into
by the indiscriminating enemy.
The Princess attended on one of her children
afflicted with this contagious disease and has
rapidly followed her child who died from an
attack of diphtheria.
The Flags at the Public Buildings, at the sev-
eral Consulates and Shipping in port, were
lowered to half mast, on receipt of the sad in-
Late from the United States, Europe,
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat,
from New York arrived at her wharf in this Town,
yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. She left New York
at 4 p.m. of Thursday.
'We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. Purser
Gale, 1st Officer Mr. Caulkins, 2nd Officer Mr.
Astwood and Mr. Steward Malony, for files of New
York papers up to the 19th instant.
Gold 100 to 100 3-64.
Delaware and Hudson Canal Co.837.
The Imperial Parliament has adjourned until
February 13, 1879.
SUBMISSION OF AFGHANS MUTINOUS
LAHORE, December 13.-The officials and nota-
bles of the city of Jellalabad have arrived at Dakka
to tender their submission and services to the
The news from Cabul represents that eight regi-
ments of Afghan infantry there have shown a dis-
inclination to fight. The natives in the South of
the Sbutargardan Pass seem friendly to the Bri-
THE AFGHAN WAR ATTACKS ON THE
LAHORE, December 15.-General Roberts tele.-
graps under date 'of Thursday as follows: "We
have finished a reconnaissance to the top of Sha-
turgardan Pass and returned to Ali-Khel without
firing a shot. The country is friendly. I am ra-
pidly fortifying Pewar Pass camp." General Ro-
berts was to leave Ali-Khel for Kurum to-day.
General Browne has sent a Sikh regiment back
from Dakka to Peshawur on account of sickness.
General Biddulph has constructed a road over Kho-
juk Pass unopposed.
LONDON, December 17.-The Timess correspond-
ent with the Kuram column reports that a preda-
tory tribe attacked on Sunday the rear guard of a
convoy east of the Sapieri Pass. General Roberts
sent two regiments, which rescued the convoy.
Two British officers were severely wounded. Gene-
ral Roberts has summoned the chiefs of Kuram to
answer for the outrage. It is feared that three
powerful tribes will combine against the British.
LAHORE, December 17.-Lord Lytton to-day
reviewed 3,000 auxiliaries, furnished by native
princes. He made a speech, in the course of which
he declared that Great Britain was never an un-
generous foe, but justice must precede generosity.
He hoped that the Ameer, warned by his disasters,
would render unnecessary further operations.
The auxiliaries will go to Peshawur on Saturday
to guard the communications of the Khyber col-
umn. The Cashmere contingent is absent. It is
said they are required for the annexation of Cen.
tral or Little Cashgar, and portions of Bajour and
Swat, which is sanctioned by the British.
LONDON, December 18.-A despatch to the Daily
News from Peshawur says : It is reported that
General McPherson's brigade has occupied Jellala-
LONDON, December 19.-An official despatch
from Lahore states that General Browne com-
menced his march to Jellalabad on Tuesday, which
place he hopes to reach on the 20th inst. A spe-
cial from Jumrood, December 18, says it has been
determined to inflict rigorous punishment upon the
Zukkur-Khels, who led the recent attacks on the
camp at Ali-Musjid. Twenty-two hundred men
left Ali-Musjid yesterday to surprise their villages,
which are ten miles distant. It is anticipated that
the example made of these natives will have the ef-
fect of pacifying the whole frontier. It is declared
at St. Petersburg that the Russian mission at Cabul
has been formally and officially withdrawn.
THE ATLANTIC ISLANDS AS RESORTS OF
HEALTH AND PLEASURE.
Mr. S. G. W. Benjamin has collected into a vol-
ume various contributions to several American
Magazines on the Atlantic Islands visited by him,
together with some practical information in the
shape of an Appendix; the whole being designed
as a Guide Book to the Atlantic Islands, showing
their comparative advantages as Summer or Winter
Resorts. "No Islands are included except such as
areFREE from visitations of yellow fever or persistent
malarial and zymotic epidemics." We sympathize
with the 'object of Benjamin's publication, issued
by Harper & Brothers, New York, which will
doubtless pave the way for a more practical and
thorough treatise, while in the meantime serving a
very useful purpose. The Islands noticed are the
Bahamas, the Azores, the Channel Islands, the
Magdalen Islands, Madeira, Teneriffe, Newfound-
land, the BERMUDAS, Belleisle-en-Mer, Prince Ed-
ward Island, Isles of Shoals, Cape Breton, and the
Isle of Wight. The work is illustrated by a few
maps and woodcuts. The Bermuda illustrations
are exactly those which appeared in an article on
Bermuda in Harpers' Magazine in the Spring of
1874, which has since been published as a Travelling
Circular by the Quebec & Gulf Ports Steamship
Company.- Being, however, on a better description
of paper, they present a richer appearance, but we
are disappointed in not finding some new sketches.
" A Street Scene in St. George's"-we have never
been able to identify with any corner of that an-
cient city. The donkey driver is no type even of a
St. David's Islander. The sketch is probably a St.
Domingo subject. 0
Mr. Benjamin points out the beneficial tonic
qualities of sea air, that, as the benefits of a sea
voyage are frequently neutralized by sea sickness, a
suitable island residence has its special advantages.
He does not commend the weeping sun and caprici-
ous temperature, of the flowery peninsula of Florida.
The sea air of a small Island is superior to that of
a Continental Port. Lady Matthieson, we may
mention, who used to consider that a Winter resi-
dence in Nice was alone endurable, accidentally
discovered that her beautiful residence, in the He-
brides group of Islands, was a charming mild Win-
ter resort, and more adapted to her constitution
than was Nice. Benjamin gives a preference to
Islands within the beneficent influence of the trade
winds, placing first Teneriffe, and then Madeira,-
the dampness of Madeira has increased since the
cultivation of the sugar cane. The Bahamas can
only be used from November till May-all consi-
dered, the best resort within rapid access of the
United States. The Bermudas rank first among the
Islands beyond the trade winds, not recommended to
the consumptive, who can go further to fare better,
because of their excessive dampness and the boist-
erousness and variability of climate-still considered
a decided improvement on the adjoining Continent.
The Azores are classed with Bermuda, but only a
desirable residence from April to October, on ac-
count of the excessive force and dampness of the
wind during the Winter. Prince Edward Island
and the Isles of Shoals (off the coast of New Hamp-
shire) excellent Summer Resorts. Belleisle-en-Mer
(off the coast of Brittany) commended as a Winter
variety-in this latter it is shewn that, owing to
conscription in the French Military Service, women's
rights have been long in practice, with disadvantage
to the finer traits of the sex. The dampness of the
Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, more copi-
ous rains and raw winds, makes them inferior g
Teneriffe and Madeira, yet Ventnor, Guernsey and
Jersey, are not without their special advantages.
" The accommodations for travellers at these Islands
are various, and generally of fair quality. The
HamiltonT-otel, under the charge of Mrs. L. W.
Dodge (now under the more efficient direction of
Mr. A. L. Mellen, having had a long experience at
the Grand Union Hotel, Saratoga, and also at the
Royal Victoria Hotel, Nassau, N.P.,) is among a
number the best Hotel in Bermuda, pleasantly
situated, overlooking the Town of Hamilton.
The terms are $2'50 to $3 per day. There are
several respectable moderate priced Boarding Hou-
ses, of which Mrs. Turnbull's, called the Brunswick
House, at Hamilton, and Mr. Peniston's, at the
Flatts, can be especially recommended. The cli-
mate of Bermuda has, in times past, been much
noted, and for those who are strong and well it is
charming, and far more agreeable than that of the
neighboring Continent. Bermuda is out of the
range of the trade winds, and is subject to sudden
and violent fluctuations of temperature with strong
gales, attended with a heavy rainfall. .
The humidity of Bermuda, especially, after night-
fall, exceeds anything in my experience and is the
most remarkable feature of the climate. .
For those in vigorous health, Bermuda offers a de-
lightful but enervating climate. But invalids,
troubled with neuralgia and fever and ague may
derive benefit from a residence there. But those
who are suffering from pectoral or throat diseases
cannot be recommended to go there except for the
Spring months." Then follows some sage advice
about imprudence in venturing out in the night air,
&c. But Bermuda, in this respect, demands less
caution than better known and more used sanitary
resorts. Personal prudence is everywhere requisite.
We know a gentleman who habitually drives out
in the evening for a constitutional, being unable to
stand the heat and glare of the day, which he
closely devotes to his business, and who has built
himself up by this means.
Mr. Benjamin probably visited Bermuda in the
Spring of 1877, coming in the "Canima" and re-
turning in the Bermuda." His remarks are in-
deed meagre and not always accurate. The con-
victs were employed at the Dockyard, and not cut-
ting out beautiful roads. He ridicules the Cani-
ma's" landing stage, and the jabbering of the colored
people on the dock; thinks that St. David's Light
may be completed about 1900, as matters move
slowly. He criticizes the build of the Bermuda
Yachts, unfavorably, having witnessed a race in the
Great Sound. He digs into" Tally Ho's" favourite
pastime, speaking of the bloodless sport of the Ber-
muda Hunt. He humorously refers to the Water
Tanks of the Bermuda houses, the anxiety some-
times experienced, when adverse winds prevail,
about the supply of English beer holding out, and
how the select passengers of the Barss" are landed
at Waterloo. The following is more than usually
Without making comparisons, which are said on
good authority to be odious, it may truthfully be
affirmed that the scenery of Bermuda, although
never overcoming one with enthusiasm, is, however,
always pleasing, and, like a choice work of art or a
quiet but thoughtful piece of music, has the ines-
timable quality of improving on acquaintance. Its
charms are so subtile that, before one is aware, it
has stolen an enduring place in one's affections. I
have seen Islands far more striking and magnifi-
cent, which Lhave gained scarcely so strong a hold
upon my memory, or seemed to invite the stranger
to return with such singular magnetism. The
pomegranate grows abundantly, and its brilliant
green foliage, starred with the flame-like splendour
of scarlet blossoms, forms one of the most charac-
teristic features in a- Bermuda landscape. The
same may be said of the fiddle-tree and the gera-
nium ; while the oleander, growing in lofty groves,
and festooned with wonderful masses of crimson
and white flowers, often imparts regal beauty to
l the rural roadside. Variety is also given to the
flora by the interweaving of the tamarind, the red
cedar, the century plant, the Surinam cherry, the
grape fruit, the banana, and waving majestically
over all the queenly palm, a bronze-like shaft lithe-
ly swaying in the sea wind and crowned by an
undulating crest of emerald plumes. The mangrove
is abundant in the coral coves, its snake-like bran-
ches twisted together most inextricably over the
water, and forming green coves, where the dreamer
may suppose sea fairies dwell, if he be so minded."
It is with Benjamin's Book as a whole, that we
express satisfaction; its general design and purpose.
It serves to advertize Bermuda and as fully and
fairly as other places are set forth, and will, to many,
proclaim Bermuda in no unfavorable light, those
indeed who might otherwise know little about it.
Mr. Benjamin retails the old story about the ty-
rannized Newfoundland Fishermen in the hands of
a dozen of merchants, and the dwarfing of enter-
prize, not seeming to know of McKay's copper
mines at Tilt Cove, the Lumber operations on the
West Coast, &c., &c. His journey through Cape
Breton was taken at the close of Navigation, from
Sydney through the Big Bras d'Or and St. Peter's .
Canal, without any knowledge of the beautiful sce-
nery of Highland type in the Northern sections by
Skye Glen. The Margaree is a famous salmon
stream. Dudley Warner gives a racy narrative )
in Baddeck and that Sort of Thing."
Landing at Halifax on a Monday morning and
remaining some four hours, en route to Charlotte-
town, in the fishiest part of the city, he unreservedly
condemns the place, and quotes the saying, "go to
Halifax"-knowing nothing about .the beauties of
the Northwest Arm, the Bedford Basin and Wavy
erley, &c. Again while he laughs at the idea of a
perpetual lease at (he forgets that Ryde has two
piers, an old and new) Ventnor, he is inclined to
side with the land owners of Prince Edward Island
who have fared indifferently in the now adjusted
disputes with the tenantry. Mr. Benjamin ac-
knowledges his passion for visit ing islands, and we
must confess to the sacrifices apparently made in
carrying out his hobby. On board the English
schooner Clara," Boston to Newfoundland, their
fare was salt junk, of the very worst description,
and pilot bread highly seasoned with kerosene oil-
and tar, with a few potatoes, and among the first
class passengers, to crown all, a very pretty bride
"with a temper rougher than a file" rendered by
the voyage more bitter.
On Wednesday, the 27th ultimo, a Scientific party
assembled at Warwick Camp to discuss a proposed new
mode of warfare; the proceedings were more or less
private, but the principle seemed to be the destruction
of an enemy by gases incompatible with life," thrown
by ordinary guns or mortars, and contained'in shells ex-
ploded by contact with the ground in the immediate
vicinity of the force to be destroyed.
The learned Professor, who addressed the meeting,
commenced by pointing out that war was only a pro-
visional expedient which had, however, raised us to our
present position, but that now it was injurious to the
progress of Europe and the World, although once the
means by which progress was produced.
He pointed out that by means of war the animated life
was slowly raised upwards in the scale and quadrupeds
passed into man. By means of war the human intelli-
gence has heightened, and the affections made intense;
weapons and tools were invented; foreign towns were
captured, and the marriages of blood relations were
forbidden; passions were tamed and the women set
free, prisoners were exchanged, accompanied with pre-
sents ; thus commerce was established, and thus, by
means of war, men were first brought into amicable
relations with one another.
By war the tribes were dispersed over the world and
adopted various pursuits. By war the tribes were com-
pressed into the nation. It was war which founded the
Chinese Empire. It was war which unlocked Baby-
lonia, Egypt and India. It was war which developed
the genius of Greece, which planted the Greek language
in Asia and so rendered possible the spread of Christi-
anity. It was war which united the world in peace from
the Cheviot hills to the Danube and Euphrates. It
was war saved Europe from the quietude of Chins;
War made Mecca the centre of the East. War united
the Barons in the Crusades and destroyed the feudal
system. United Italy was formed by the wars of '59
'66 and '70-the last war united the German nations.
and will regenerate France and make her more pros-
perous than ever.
The American war emancipated four millions of men.
Statesmen, however, are now.l'-'-ine that what is
conquered for civilization is conquered form'l, to pre-
serve the balance of power was an excellent 'policy in
the middle ages, when warwa as the only purs' it of a
Gentleman, and conquest the only ambition of Ktigs.
It is now only suited for Africa and Asia, where iit k
still required to prepare the way for progress and free-
In Europe war will not absolutely cease until science
makes known some destroying force, so simple in its
administration, so horrible in its effects, that all art,
all 'gallantry will be at an end, and battles will be
massacres which the feelings of mankind will be un-
able to endure. This destroying force he had discovered.
The learned Professor then proceeded to experiment,
at first on a small scale, (at the request of the audience);
various small animals were confined under glass vases,
a mere whiff of gas was ingeniously introduced under
the lip of the vase, and the animals were almost imme--
diately rendered lifeless; the experiment was so delight-
fully simple and tile result so charmingly fatal that
each member of the audience repeated the experiment
for himself, and all left firmly convinced that if they had
their dearest enemy under that vase, their destruction
would be a mere matter of inclination.
The Instructor of Musketry was much taken
aback at the discovery, probably anticipating the early
abolition of his office, and explained that, although the
Sun had been made to paint portraits and the Light-
ning h"O taken a situation in the Post Office, yet he
trusted war would, for a long time to come, be confined
to the good old weapons ; he, for his part, was content to
kill one man at a time with his breech loading Henry
Martini, and considered the application of chemicals to
the destruction of whole Army Corpsabarbarous in the
The Captain appeared to be impressed with the idea
and remarked that a "great deal of trouble might be
saved" by merely pressing a button and destroying the
enemy by an overflow of gas, while at a distance, but
did not relish the prospect so much; then, it was sug-
gested by his Subaltern, that the enemy might be the
first to e. o the death dealing shell.
The Aedical Officer agreed with his Captain that his
Profession would certainly be saved a great deal of trou-
ble by this new mode of warfare, and prophesied that
it would render emigration unnecessary and tend to re-
move the present overcrowded state of trade and Pro-
fessions. He begged a sample of the noxious agent
promising to analyse it and find an antidote if possible,
meantime he suggested that the Commanding Officer
should indent in the Store Department for a carbon res-
pirator for each soldier so as to filter and purify the air
before heating it.
The Company were hospitably entertained at lun-
cheon, and departed, much pleased with the entertain-
ment provided for them, but by no means of one mind as
to the desirability of at once adopting the process so in-
geniously and generously proposed by the Professor.
On inquiry it was elicited his force" would not be used
in the ensuing Afghan War, but would probably in the
Next European war, unless some agreement was come to
by the combatants not to resort to such means of des-
truction. Ho, however, held the opinion that it was as
justifiable to destroy an army in a moment by vapour
as to destroy a ship and her crew in a moment by tor-
The Officer in charge of our submarine defences
was understood to dissent from the analogy, and at-
'tempted to point out how much more preferable it was
to le blown into little pieces by a torpedo than to be
chloroformed en masse as proposed. The audience ad-
mitted there was a difference but failed to perceive that
his mode of destruction could be more pleasant or rather
less unpleasant than the other.
THE MAIL STEAMER CANIMA.-It will be noticed
by our advertising columns that the Letter Bag
per Canima will be closed at the Post Office at 6
| o'clock to-morrow morning, and that the Canima
will leave for New York at 9 o'clock.
We understand that about 1,100 bales of cotton,
a large portion dry, have been landed from the
stranded Steamer Lartinyton. The remainder of
the cargo is in the lower hold and not so easily
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE
INSPECTION OF TROOPS.
His Excellency the Major-General Commanding,
made his Annual Inspection of the Troops at St.
George on Friday and Saturday the 6th and 7th
On the former day the 46th (South Devon) Reg-
iment paraded on the Cricket ground in Review
Order, with valises and great coats, and was drawn
up in line.
His Excellency, accompanied by his Staff, arrived
on the ground at about 11 30, and was received
with a Royal Salute. After an inspection of the
equipment, &c., the Regiment was broke into col-
umn, formed double companies and marched past,
and was put through several evolutions, also manual
and platoon exercise. Captains Newman, Farwell,
- Browne and Reeves were then examined in Batta-
lion movements, after which the Regiment was
broke up for Company drill, under the Subalterns.
Line having been formed the Regiment advanced
in Review Order and formed a square, when His
Excellency presented in a few well-chosen remarks,
Testimonials on Vellum of the Royal Humane So-
ciety to Drummer T. Crawley and Private J.
Dugan, for gallantry in saving a comrade from
drowning at Boaz Island, on a very dark night in
April last, after he had been in the water about
After the Regiment had been dismissed His Ex-
cellency made a minute inspection of the Regimental
books and records, and visited the men's Barrack
We are given to understand that Sir Robert M.
Laffan expressed his entire satisfaction with the re-
sult of the inspection, and that His Excellency re-
marked particularly the smart appearance of the
men on parade, and the excellent manner in which
the movements in: the field were performed by the
Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Private
Soldiers of the Regiment.
The Major-General made his inspection of the
Royal Artillery on the following day, the Band of
the 46th Regiment being in attendance. We regret
that Colonel Stokes was prevented, by illness, from
attending this inspection, but it is pleasing, however,
to hear that his men turned out, and performed the
several evolutions very creditably.
His Excellency also made an inspection of some
of the fortifications during his stay at St. George.
The annual Inspection of the Companies of the
Corps of Royal Engineers in this Command, took
place on Friday last, the 20th inst., on the Cricket
Ground, Prospect, under the Major-General Com-
manding, Sir R. M. Laffan, K.C.M.G., R.E.
At about 10-30 a.m. the Companies, under the
immediate command of Colonel W. L. Morrison,
C.R.E., and Colonel G. H. Gordon, E.O., were
formed up in "review order" and in "line of bat-
talion" to receive His Excellency.
Shortly after the Battalion had wheeled into line
Lady Laffan's carriage drove up to the saluting
point, where we had previously noticed many more
ladies had congregated to witness the movements
of the men.
As His Excellency galloped upon the ground the
usual present arms" was given at open order,
followed by the command to "shoulder arms,"
when the Major-General, in company with his
brilliant staff, moved to the top of the "line" and
commenced his inspection.
"What a glow of manly pride must Sir Michael
have felt within his heart as he slowly moved along
that line of well disciplined and useful body of men
to the public. No doubt his mind carried him back
to the day when he, as a young and inexperienced
Lieutenant, first joined them: now a General Officer.
He also must have thought that in the event of a
war with Russia, or any other foreign foe, the
esprit de corps would not be wanting, if such men
as these were called to the front to do as their
comrades had done before them, upon the burning
plains of Hindostan, or the black and dismal shores
of the Crimea.
The Corps was next wheeled up for marching
past, whic-h m-Tst said was very creditably exe-
cuted, assisted by the Band of the 1-19th Regiment,
whie played some a-lmirai, music for the occa-
s n. Next came the double past, which we think
ight well have been dispensed with from the
T day's programme, as doubling under heavy march-
ing order is not preferable at any time in a medical
point of view for the chest. Nevertheless this
movement too was capitally done.
His Excellency next tested the Captains and
Subaltern Officers in drilling the Battalion, and in
company movements; which clearly evinced to His
Excellency the highly and efficient manner in
which they conducted the various evolutions as-
signed them. At the termination of the drill His
Excellency said :
"Colonel Morrison, Colonel Gordon and Officers
and men of the Royal Engineers;-It gives me
great pleasure in having to say that your drilling,
steadiness in the ranks, the rapid manner in which
you move, have met with my entire approbation
to-day. Considering the few opportunities you
have of drilling together, broken up as you are into
Companies and distributed throughout various
parts of these Islands, it cannot be expected that
you should drill as well as a Regiment who is con-
stantly at drill, and I must say that I will not fail
stating in my Report the efficient manner in which
I found you to-day."
At the conclusion of His Excellency's speech he
asked if any man had any complaints to make, and
if so he would be most happy to hear him at the
Orderly Room. As none stepped forth the Comn-
panies were marched back to their quarters. His
Excellency next visited the Orderly Room, and
having found the books, &o., correct, he adjourned to
the R. E. Mess to luncheon.
At 2 o'clock His Excellency inspected the men's
kits, which he commented upon as being in a very
good and complete state.
The sanitary arrangements he also found in a
satisfactory condition. At the end of the inspec-
tion, which lasted until 5 p.m., His Excellency re-
turned to Mount Langton, fully impressed, and
satisfied, no doubt, with the efficiency, economy and
working of the Corps under Colonel Morrison's
command. We learn that the Companies which
came to attend the inspection from Boaz and St.
Georges left on Saturday for those stations.
HAMILTON, Deer. 14th, 1878.
T'o the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DrAB MR. EDITOR,-I noticed in your last issue a
communication from Mr. Pilling in regard to the
cultivation of tobacco in Bermuda. As I have had
some little practical experience in this line, I would
like to make a few remarks on the subject. The
climate and soil of Bermuda are well adapted to the
culture of a very fine quality of tobacco-probably,
if carefully cured, equal to that raised in Cuba.
As perfection in this line would be the only object
in raising tobacco here, the steps taken by the
Board of Agriculture in sending to Havana for the
best seed are very praiseworthy. The seed should
be planted here as early as possible, so as to have
the tobacco ready for drying before the damp
months of June and July. The directions for cur-
ing given by Mr. Pilling are somewhat vague, and
certainly different from any I have seen or known.
The one item of sweating the dried leaves for 36
hours would be sufficient to destroy whatever good
qualities may be in them. Should it be necessary,
at some future time I will give you a description of
my experience. Yours very truly,
The St. John's "Morning Chronicle" claims
250,000 as Newkcundland's share of the fishery
STRANDING OF THE S. S. LARTINGTON."-We un-
derstand that His Excellency the Governor has is-
sued a Commission of Inquiry into the circum-
stances connected with the stranding of the Screw
Steamer Lartington, Captain Dixon, which occurred,
on the reefs North-west of these Islands, on the
morning of the 14th instant. The Commission is
composed as follows ;-
Honorable Eugenius Harvey, President,
Worshipful Morris A. M. Frith,
Thomas N. Dill,
Staff Commander Stopford C. Tracey, R.N.,
Nautical Assessor, Captain Nathaniel Vesey.
Clerk, Mr. J. D. Middleton Godet.
1W THE SABBATH SCHOOL, in connection with
Zion Methodist Church of this Town, held its usual
anniversary on Wednesday evening, 18th instant.
The meeting was well attended by parents and
friends of the Scholars. Revd. E. B. Moore, Pas-
tor of the Church, examined the School in its work
of the past year. The prompt and satisfactory
manner in which his questions were answered re-
flected much credit on the work of the Teachers,
and gave evidence of faithful study on the part of
the Scholars. The annual report was read by the
Secretary, which was quite satisfactory ; 96 scholars
were returned as belonging to the School, of whom
the general attendance was regular. After the re-
port, 'several interesting addresses were made by
friends of the school. The Superintendent made
an appeal to those present for a liberal collection to
aid in giving the School a new library. His re-
quest met with a hearty response. The services
of the evening were interspersed with suitable
music, well rendered by the Scholars. In bringing
the meeting to a close the Pastor strongly urged
renewed energies in this department of Church
work. All present felt that they had spent a pleas-
ant and profitable evening.
Deputy Commissary Strickland, C.B., has been
promoted to the rank of Commissary General for
distinguished services during the recent operations
at the Cape of Good Hope.
Lieut. Nelson Byng has been appointed to the
WAR OFFICE, Nov. 28.-To be Major, Captain F.
W. Nixon, R.E., for distinguished service during
the recent operations in South Africa.
19TH FooT.-Lieut. E. L. Herapath, from the
2nd West India Regiment, to be Lieut. vice H. P.
Northcott, who exchanges.
It is rumoured that the new Governor-General
intends making Halifax his summer head quarters,
and that probably the extensive mansion of Wil-
liam Cunard, Esq., at the North West Arm, will be
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Beaconsfield's Afghan Policy-Conservative as well as
LONDON, Dec. 13.-In the House of Commons to-
night the Right Hon. Mr. Percy reopened the de-
bate on the Afghan war on the part of the Govern-
Sir William Vernon Harcourt followed, accus-
ing the Government of forcing a quarrel on the
Ameer. He declared that the acquisition of a
scientific frontier" would make Afghanistan an-
other Bulgaria, and the continuance of such a pol-
icy would cause Russian influence to overshadow
Sir John Holker replied, and the debate was con-
tinued by Capt. Cochrane, Mr. Gorst and Hon.
Randle Plunkett in behalf of the Government.
Mr. Thomas Burt, Radical member for Morpeth,
spoke and was particularly vehement in his opposi-
tion to the war on account of the distress which pre-
vailed in England.
A notable featuree of the debate was the delivery
of speeches by Mr. Nowdegate and General Sir Al-
exander Gordon, both Conservatives, denouncing
the Government's policy. Sir Alexander declared
Lord Beaconsfield responsible for that policy. Dur-
ing his speech he crossed to the Opposition benches
to avoid interruptions from the Conservative mem-
bcrs. He was repeatedly cheered by the Opposition.
The Marquis of Hat tington closed the debate for
the Opposition. He said the very worst policy
which was possible was that of a partial or complete
military occupation which, he was afraid, the Gov-
ernment was determined to carry out. He thought
above all, that Lord Lytton should be recalled as
the incarnation of all that the Indian policy ought
not to be. [Loud cheers by the Opposition ] But
to effect this we must also get rid of a Government
of whose nominally spirited but really abject foreign
policy he believed the country was nearly tired.'
He said in conclusion : "Whatever difference of
opinion there may be as to the justice of the war,
there is no difference on the subject of supporting
the gallant troops engaged in it by every means in
Sir Stafford Northcote made the closing speech.
He declared the recall at such a crisis of the Vice-
roy, who was carrying out the Government's policy
would be despicable. Lord Hartington, knowing it
to be impossible, ought not to weaken the Viceroy's
authority. He ended by declaring that nothing
could be more contrary to the feelings or the inten-
tions of the Government than a policy of annexa-
tion, but they felt bound to guard the interests and
security of India.
Mr. Whitebread's motion censuring the Govern-
ment for its Afghan policy, was rejected by a vote
of 328 to 227.
The Government Afghan Policy again Sustained-
Adjournmeut.-LoNDoN, Deer. 17.-In the House of
Commons tonight the debate on Mr. Stanhope's
resolution that the House consent to the defrayal of
the expenses of the Afghan war from Indian reven-
ues was concluded.
The House divided on Mr. Fawcett's amendment
declaring the proposition unjust, and the amend.
ment was rejected by a vote of 235 to 125.
Mr. Stanhope's resolution was then adopted with-
out a division.
QUEEN VICTORIA'S LIFE THREATENED.
LONDON, Dec. 13.-A man named Madden was
arraigned at the Bow Street Police Court yesterday,
charged with having made threats against the life
of Queen Victoria. It appears that he is a harm-
less lunatic, and has been known as such for twenty
years past. Madden wrote to Lord Lyons and to
the Home Secretary last May, and wrote again to
tLe latter recently, saying that he would go to Bal-
moral and change the form of the English govern-
ment unless a thousand pounds were given to him
The prisoner was at one time confined in a pauper
insane infirmary, but was released as harmless and
incurable. The affair is regarded as of no import-
50,000 Canadian Turkeys are advertised for in
the Halifax papers by R. J. Stevenson & Co., 55
Victoria Street, Liverpool, England. They are re-
quired for Christmas.
The general elections in Newfoundland have re-
sulted in the Government being sustained.
The Northern Whale Fishery, has, this year,
says the Newfoundland papers, turned out a com-
A Captain Webster, of Augustus, Canada, sent
to the Marquis of Lorne, when at Montreal, a pres-
ent of Canadian apples, forty-seven of which filled
The National subscription for the relief of the share-
holders of the City ot Glasgow Bank has now reached
he amount of $1,546,500.
100,000 tons Scranton Coal were sold on Wednes-
day 18th by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Railroad, to be delivered at Hoboken during-Janu-
ary 1879-Steamer 2'371., Grate 2 55, an average
decline of 700 per ton on sales of previous month,
due to the unsettled condition of affairs regarding
the combination of coal producers for 1879. The
Reading Company make no immediate change in
prices. The difficulty seems to be with the Lehigh
Valley Railroad and the individual operators who
want an undue proportion of the allotment, but
who seem to recognize as much as any the
necessity of limiting production to probable re-
quirements. The Coal Combination Managers of
1878 meet again on the 27th December, when it is
hoped some definite decision may be arrived at, as
uncertainty only tends to make matters worse.
On the 17th December, Judge Thayer of New
York, sentenced Morton and Hulu to ten years im-
prisonment in the Eastern Penitentiary, dating
from 14th February last, when they pleaded guilty
to the charges of over issue of West Philadelphia
Passenger Railway Stock, involving a loss of
The floating dock at Bermuda is now thoroughly
repaired from the damages received during the late
cyclone and attached again to her mooring bridges
ready for service. Captain Moresby has informed
the officers and men under his orders that he has re-
ceived a communication from the Admiralty
expressing their Lordships' entire approval of their
zealous and skilful management of the dock during
the hurricane. A petty officer who had distin-
guished himself on the same occasion was informed
of their Lordships' intention to give him his war-
rant on the first opportanity.-Army ] Navy Ga-
zette, Deer. 7.
For the Royal Gazette.
A CHESS STUDY.
Start a Knight from King's Rook sq. and make
him move by consecutive leaps on all the other
squares of the chess-board, once only on each
square, andfinish at King's Rook 8th sq.
24th December, 1878.
M. S. H.
GUESTS AT HAMILTON HOTEL.
E. H. Anderson and family............. New York.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Whitney...... Mount Clare, Bda.
Rev. John Barry...................... New York.
Rev. Jas. T. Barry...................
R. P. Hughes.... ......... .... .
P. J. O'Neill..................... ,
Philip Little....................... Boston, Mass.
Mrs. A. Elmore.......................New York.
M iss M ori............. ................ ,
F. D. Corbett......................Halifax, N.S.
J. F. D. Lanier, Jr............... New York.
John A. Stewart, Jr................... "
F. N. Howard ..... ................ 4
J. M. Harris...................... Philadelphia.
Mrs. G. W. Harris.... .............. ,
Miss Harris...................... "
Captain Chisholm................ Liverpool, Eng.
BIRTH, in Warwick Parish, on 12th instant,
MRs. WM. M. TATEM, of a DAUGHTER-Still-born.
MARRIED, on the 21st instant, at Holy Trinity
Church, in this Town, by the Rev. Mark James, Rec-
tor of Pembroke and Devonshire, assisted by the Rev.
Lumley Lough, JAMES CHARLES ELLARD D'ESTERRE,
Esqr., son of the late James Charles Ellard D'Esterre,
Esqr., of H. M. 30th Regiment, to ELEANOR BURNA-
BY WOOD, youngest daughter of the late Samuel Bur-
naby Wood, Esqr., of the Island of Trinidad.
Garnet Seed Potatoes.
Particularly selected for this Market, expected
in a few days.
S. S. INGHAM.
Hamilton, December 23rd, 1878.-2
Received per Canima"
IND FOR SILE,
PREQH OYSTERS in shell by the Ibl.
Dozen Choice APPLES
CARROTS TURNIPS CABB AGES
POT \TO ES, Eating and Planting
CURRANTS RAISINS BEEF
PO11K TONGUES HAXMS
TOMA' ATOES Green PEAS
Black TEA Green TEA Mixed TEA
STARCH BLUEING WHITING
BLACKING SOAPS, Hard and Soft
KEROSENE, by the il!. or Gallon
BU i'TER in Firkins and 5 lb. Tins
Soda BISCUIT CHEESE, &c., &c.
G. W. CASTNER,
I East Broadway.
Hamilton, 23rd December, 1878.
'Vew Books. New Books.
A FURTHER SUPPLY OF
uitabhe for Christmas, New Year and Birthday
gifts, just received and on Sale at the Royal
Gazette" Stationery Store.
Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1878.-3 3p
I'hat Pleasantly Situated
.. R SIDENCE, at present
occupied by NN. E. TALBOT, Esqr.
Possession given about the middle of Febru-
Apply at the Office of the Royal Gazette."
Hamilton, 9th Dec., 1878.-4 3p
Sale of OLD STORES.
At H. M. Victualling Yard.
3rd January, 1879, at Noon,
B3LUE CLOTH, 74 yds.
Drill TROUSERS, 88 pairs
,Serge TUNICS, 41; Drill TUNICS, 150;
Marines' CAPS, 50; WRAPPERS, 139;
Troop Bedding, &c.
LANKETS, 568 SHEETS, 428
-'-Bed COVERS 54 ; Pillow CASES, 100;
PILLOWS (Hair) 11; Iron BEDSTEADS, 13.
... .... ... .. ... .............Jolly.
Iron TANKS, CANS, CANISTERS, LAN-
TERNS, &c., &c.
ASPHALTUM..............About 50 tons.
COW HAIR ........... o .... .. 28cwts.
A. VIZA RD,
21st December, 1878.
Ex Brigt. Prentiss Hobbs,"
From Bangor, Maine,
THE UNDER MENTIONED
22,500 Onion Crates,
36,510 Tomato Box ENDS,
1,422 Bundles LATHS, 57 ins.
6 C(rds FIREWOOD.
J. T. DJARRELL 4 CO.
Hamilton, Bermuda, 3
D)ec. 23, 1878. 3 3p
100 BLS'. Garnet Seed POTATOES
15 Do Minnesota DO.
50 Do. Choice TABLE DO. (Early Rose)
To arrive this week ex Alpha" from Halifax.
(LP' The attention of Planters is invited to
these Garnets which were grown for this market
and guaranteed reliable.
14 CASES lb. Cans Extra Quality LOB-
5 Firkins Canada BUTTER suitable for retailing.
Just landed ex Pitt" from Shediac.
B. W. WALKER & CO.1
December 24, 1878.-Ipd
E. C. CORNELL
TO THE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
Most respectfully inviting them to call and ex-
amine the large and beautiful Stock of
Which is offered at Wholesale and Retail at
exceedingly low prices.
A GENERAL VARIETY IN THE
LATEST -STYLES & FINISH.
Located at No.
December 24, 1878.
CO'7RIS TMdS TREE,
J. J KEENEY'S.
Hamilton, December 24th, 1878.-1
ON Sunday Evening last near the site of the
Intended School, Smith's Parish, a small
Grey and White Knitted SHA WL.
The finder on leaving same at the Royal
Gazette" Office, will be suitably rewarded.
Hamiltou, December 24th, 1878.
To Return Direct.
F JlsT A'IC I The Clipper American Schooner
For CHitMInTMN AS DECORATIONS,
A great variety of Colors, Tr
On Sale t the Royal Gazette Stationery Store. j ? a
Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1878.-3 3p HODGES, Master,
X a wWill be despatched as above
Xmas New Year On or about 20th Prox.
and Birthday Cards, or Freight or Passage either way,
On Sale at the "jRoyal Gazette" Stationery '
Store. Y S. S. INGHAM.j
Hamilton, Dec. 3, 1878.-4 3 Hamilton, December 24, 1878.-2
S*. v. Walker A
another Cargo consisting of
Of same quality as those articles recently landed
ex Elliott L. Dow."
TROTT & COX.
Hamilton, 17th Dec., 1878.-2 3p
Manuel Augustus, Ella D Adams. W J T Adams,
Adelina Astwood, Mary Albuoy, Richard Bennett,
Gus Brown, Mrs Peter Bassett, Rev Dr Corbett, Mrs
S J cantor, Jose Fereira Carsolo, Antonio Cabral,
R H Duerden, Rose Darrell, Wm L Dickinson, T T
Davis, John B Fox, 0 G Gosling, John Goncalves,
John Greenslade, Miss A Griset, Mrs A Hedsdon,
W C Hallett, A J Hodsdon, Mrs J Home, F Haw-
kins, Rev J C L Jones, Mrs W W Lightbourn, An-
tonio do Limas, Thos Ming, James H Masters, An-
tonio Marshall, Richard Masters, Susan Morgan,
B Newman, Jane Outerbridge, T H Outerbridge, J
M Place, J H Robinson, John Rogan, N J Robinson,
Mrs Albert J Richardson, o W T Smith, Charles H
Simons, F S Sayvant, Maria Smifh, Julia L Smith,
G Sims, S J Simmons, Mary A Smith, Cordelia
Simmons, Sarah Spencer, S A Smith (Carpenter),
Jas Stone, Julia Smith, Mrs Susan Smith (Paget),
W H Saltus, Laura Tucker, Alice E Trimingham,
Lydia Tucker, Mrs Joseph Williams, Catherine A
White, Thos R Williams, Susan Wilson, C H Wilk-
Post Office, Hamilton, Dee. 23, 1878.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, United States, and De-
minion of Canada, per Steamer Canima, close at the
Post Office, Hamilton, to-morrow, WEDNESDAY,
at Six, a.m.
R'47 K Yi-L .T
Permission having been granted,
Will be dispatched
FOR NEW YORE,
On her last departure for this month, at 9 a.m
A LL M A I LS to close at the Post Office at 6
a.m., to-morrow (Christmas) morning.
Freight, Parcels, and Specie will be received
until 6 p.m., this Tuesday, 24th, and Bills of
Lading will be signed until 8 p m., evening.
December 24, 1878.
The Ladies of Southampton
Intend to hold
A CHRISTMAS !AIR
N SOUTTAMPTON =ALL,.
The 26th Instant.
A numerous and varied assortment of Articles
will be offered for Sale.
There will also be
Each Ticket a Prize.
REFRE S HMEJ NTS.
Doors open at Noon.
Admission-SIXP ENC E.
December 16, 1878.-2 3 p.
The Ladies Volunteer Society
INTEND HOLDING A
Town Hailf amnillo s,
Friday & Saturday,
December 27th and 28th.
All kinds of Useful and Fancy Ar-
ticles, suitable for Holiday Presents, will be
Refreshments will be on hand.
Doors open at 2 P. M.
PaRici OF ADMrssION-6d.
The Alexandrina Band will be in attendance.
December 24, 1878.
Wanted a Cook,
In a Small Family in this Town.
Apply at the 1oyal Gazette Office."
Hamilton, December 23rd, 1878.-2 3p
A Large and Comfortable
In the Town of Hamilton.
Apply at the Gazette Office."
23rd December, 1878.
Fish GUANO and
about the end
.ER1MiTDA BOYAL GAZETTE
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Tuesday, 17th December, 1878.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice.
The Honorable Auyustus J. Musson,
William H. Gosling,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.
,' Randal E. Webster, Colonial
The Bill entitled "An Act to regulate the Sit-
tings of the Court of General Assize," was read the
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. W. H. Gosling in the Chair.
The Honorable the President proposed the fol-
lowing amendments, which were severally agreed
In the 20th line of Section 1, after the word "or"
insert the word of."
At end of Section 1 insert:
Or when taking cognizance and holding juris-
diction of any other matter whatsoever within the
jurisdiction of the Court of General Assize and not
hereinbefore appointed to be disposed of at the
Section 2, 5th line, after the words two o'clock"
insert "or as near thereto as conveniently may be."
Section 2, 14th line from bottom after the word
"Court" insert 1" whenever the business to be dis-
posed of at the Criminal Sessions shall have been
concluded, or at the termination of the said Ses-.
sions as hereinbefore limited."
Section 2, in 6th and 5th lines from the bottom
strike out the words at the former Sessions of the
Section 3, in 2nd line strike out the word" when"
and instead thereof insert the word "whenever."
Section 3, at the end of the 3rd line, strike out
the word Session" and instead thereof insert the
word "1 Sessions."
Section 3, after the word Court" in the 4th
line strike out all wprds following down to and in-
cluding the word "Sessions" in the sixth line and
instead of the woids so struck out insert "for the
disposal of any prosecution or prosecutions which
they may deem it expedient to dispose of at a
Special Sessions instead of at the regular Criminal
Section 4, 9th and 10th lines strike out the words
"of adjournment for holding the Session or Ses-
sions" and instead thereof insert hereby appointed
for the commencement of the Criminal or Civil
Section 4, line 11, after the words ,"case the" and
before the word "Sessions" insert the word "seve-
Section 4, in 4th line from bottom after the word
at" insert the word any."
Section 5, in 5th line after the word "afternoon"
insert the words "or as near thereto as convenient-
ly may be."
Section 8, at end of Section add the words "and
it shall be lawful for the Court notwithstanding the
expression shall continue to sitfrom day to day or any
like expression occurring anywhere in this Act to
adjourn over any day whatever during any Crim-
inal or Civil Sessions of the Court, for any special
reason which in the opinion of the Court shall ren-
der it expedient so to do."
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill with the said
amendments, which were adopted by the House, and
it was ordered that the Bill be returned to the
House of Assembly with a Message requesting their
concurrence in the said amendments-the same to
be delivered by the Hon. Mr. Tucker, as follows
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly ;
,I am directed by the Legislative Council to re-
turn to your Honorable House the Bill entitled
"An Act to regulate the Sittings of the Court of
General Assize," and to request the concurrence of
your Honorable House in certain amendments
which the Councildeem expedient to be made there-
to-a copy of which amendments is delivered here-
Council Chamber, 17th Deer., 1878.
The'Bill entitled "An Act relating to Swedish
Immigrants contracting for further terms of service
after the completion of their first contracts," was
brought up from the House of Assembly and read
a 1st time.
Adjournedto Friday next, the 20th instant, at
SP00N S, FORKS, &C &C.
At E. T. CHILD'S.
Front Street, Hamilton, 3
December 16, 1878. .
The Undersigned has just received ex Brigantine
"T. H. A. PITT,"
A CARGO Or
Selected expressly for Bermuda Market and is
Iof fine quality,
THE CARGO CONSISTS OF
Eairly Hose DO.
LUMBER LATHS &c.
From New York,
PL. FLOUR MEAL CORN
BRAN BUTTER CHEESE
LARD FISH SOAP N\ILS, &c.
Parties having engaged their Seed will please
receive the same from Wharf at once.
T. Ht PITT.
Hanmilton, Dee. 10, 1878.
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
iXmas Season, among which will
HAMS BACON TONGUES
Smoked BEEF SAUSAGES
Bris. and Half Bis. F. M. BEEF
Half Bis. Pig PORK
Bls. and Half BIs. choicest FLOUR
Choicest of.BUTTER and LARD .
Boxes CHEESE 21b. Tins TIIPE
1, 2 & 31b. Tins BEEF and MUTTON
Corn'd BF'.EF, 2 and 41b. tins-very cheap
&e., &c., &c.
BLACK and Spice P EPPER, in Tins, 71bs
RAISINS, whole, half, ard qrtr. boxes
Sultana RAISINS Loose MUSCATEL
Dessert RAISINS CURRANTS DATES
Layer FIGS, 21b. & 81b. Boxes
cPICES, all sorts
orderedd THYME, SAVORY and SAGE
WALNUTS Almond and Pecan NUTS
Citron, Orange and Lemon PEEL
Assd. JAMS and JELLIES Plum PUDDING
Assd. CONFECTIONERY, 41b. & 71h. tins,
Huntley and Palmers Reading BISCUITS
American BISCUITS, assorted'
'ox's Gelatine Farina TAPIOCA
Ppps COCOA, j & Jlb. packages
7 lb. Tins CUR,RIE
COCOATINA, Something new.
Magic Knife POWDER
Worcestershire SAUC E
Boxes B. S. CANDLES, 7 & 14 lb.
Bbls. Table VINEGA R, 25 gals.
Real Japan BLACKING
Mottled and other SOAPS,
*With a 1000 and I other GOODS, too tedi-
ous to entunerate.- If not seen ask for.
B, E. DICKINSON.
Front Street, Iamilton, *
Deer. 10, 1878,
Offers for Sale on accommodating terms,
C A, R G 0
Ex Brigt. Fleetwood," arrived to-day from
P. E. Island
B LS. Garnet Seed POTATOES
Do. Minnesota Seed DO.
Do. Table POTATOES Bags OATS
Crocks DO., very choice
Bls. EGGS Pockets Pearl BARLEY
Half Bis. No. 2 MACKEREL
Kits No. I DO.
COAL, for Smiths use
TURNIPS FIREWOOD GEESE
SHEEP and HORSES
JNO. F. BURROWS.
Hamilton, Nov. s2, '878.
Per Royal Mail Steamer Alpha,
1 Single P .E TOJN,
I Double CON.CORD.
The above will be sold at very reasonable
prices for CASH.
St. George's, Novr. 12, 1878.-tf
FO fi tE.VT,
. A Large Two-story
Dwelling H O0US E
on Reid Street, lately occupied by the Under-
signed. Will be let on accommodating terms.
For particulars apply to
THOSE. H. PITT,
West Front Street.
Hamilton, November 25th, 1878.
1 Box CART
I )RAN (quite new)
Inquire at the Office of the Royal Gazette."
December 2, 1878.
T HE above WATCI H ES for both
Ladies and Gentlemen are kept constantly
on hand by the Undersigned : Any grade VIlove-
ment not in 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 Watch Co. received
the Gold Medal at[the late Paris Exhibition.
E. T. CHILD.
Front Street, Hamilton, u.o.o.1
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, 1/2 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.
o|P This Lime is burnt with Coal and Cedar
Wood, 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 WVharf or any other
place in Hamilton that they might mention, at
I/ per Bushel. A. PENISTON.
Potatoes Potatoes! Potatoes !
On Hand andjto arrive, a Prime
Potatoes for Seed.
The above for sale Cheap to Cash customers
St. George's, Bermuda,
Oct. 2bth, 1878.
Champagne Lager Beer.
Carefully Bottled by
Wm. F. Kuntzs Co.,
In Barrels of Quarts and lints.
THEOS. J. LIGHTRBOURN,
Front Street, Hamilton,
Sole Agent for Bermuda.
Real Estate for
near the Town of Hiamilton.
Being about to leave the Islands for a period,
Offers for Sale
ADAPTED EITHER FOR A
DWELLING OR 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.
Flatts Village Boarding
'I1 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, 'Harrington Sound, a
famous place for sea bathing.
The Proprietor has a Boat at hand for pleasure
excursions on the Sound and other waters. lie
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle-
men Boarders on very reasonable terms.
IOHN T. PENISTON,
September 3, 1878.
St. Nicholas' Hotel
'fl1IS favourably and well-known Hotel hav-
ing increased conveniences for the comfort
of its patrons, offers superior attractions for
transient and permanent guests.
Late firm and successor to S. Hawk & Co.
November II11, 1878.-3m
MRS. J. W. HARNETT,
millinerr & Dressmraker,
(Entrance from Wesley Street),
Solicits a share of Public patronage. Has had
many years' experience in Cutting and Fitting,
and hopes to afford satisfaction to all who may
entrust her with their favors.
December 9th, 1878.-3 .
rprHE 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.
pr 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.1
with Eleven Acres, more or less, of excellent.
LAND, situated near St. Paul's Church, Pagets,
Thirteen Acres, more or less, of
Planting a .* .IA D,
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-
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.
WILLI1M M FISK.
Pagets, October 22, 1878.
The Bermuda Ci-
TpH E Undersigned having received a lot of
I 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, June 18th, 1878.
Momently expected a large Supply
FISHf G .4*VO,
Which will he 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.
A Respectable Lady or Gentleman can Rent
a fine large Airy BEDROOM furnishe
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.
With Immediate Possession,
That Desirable Family Residence in Paget Pla-
rish, known as
al ROSE 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 be obtained on applica-
MR. R. D. DARRELL.
Hamilton, Novr. 25, 1878.
R.W HAYWARD & CO.c
General Shipping and
(P. 0, Box 3709,)
52 EZZOANZAE PL.AM,
R. W. HAYWARD, NE W YORK.
F. D, S. NASH.
Messrs. A. W. PEROT & Co., Demerara.
Hon S. S. INGHAM, Hamilton, Bermuda.
t Jos. M. HAYWARD, Agent R. M. S. Pkt. Co.
r St. George's, Bermuda.
D. E. SEON, Hamilton, Bermuda.
September 17, 1878.-12m
, IHILD keeps plain and fancy, solid SILVER
of Gorham Manufactury, 925-1,000 fine.
Front Street, Hamilton,-3,
United States Mail Steamers.
0O1l LlPERPOOL, I
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
LEAVE NEW YORK
EVIEY TV3EI BA' U
WYOMING sails Deer. 10, at 5-30 a.m.
NEVADA sails Deer. 17, at 11 a.m.
MONTANA sails Deer. 24, at 5-36 a.m.
WISCONSIN sails Deer. 31, at 10 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly fo-
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, an
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into thie
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.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
English and American Preserved
Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street,
N. B.-Ships' Stores Supplied at Lowest
February 18th, 1878.-12 m
S. H. Cappe,
Septr. 31, 1878.-12m
Queen Street, Hamilton
Between the Stores of Messrs. F. A.
WHITE & E. B. JONES.
I i -
P a i t-e.-,
,Dealer i PA:--TS, OILS, VAIiSITEE
GLASS, PUTTY, BRUSHES,
&c., &c. "7
July 15, 1878.-12 m.
Protection aaitt s Fl ItE
AT THE MOST MODERATE RATEr
Can be obtained from the
PHOENIX INSURANCE COMPA NY
One of. the longest Established and Wealthie
Offices in Great Britain.
Through the BRANCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insure
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on R0KAL and PERSONA
PROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No FEES and no CHARGE. for Policies.
N. A. BUTTERFIELD
Hamilton, September 9th, 1856.
Cedar Avenue, Hamilton.
October 28, 1878.
W. 0. F. BASCOM E, MD.,
F.A.A., D. s.,
REID STREET, HAMILTON.
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