Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Volume ID: VID00347
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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No. 53--ol. LI. ST ,TE SUPER VZAS ANTIQUE, S, 24s. per Ann

Iamilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, December 31, 1878.

1O 8 01Consummated. for her commercial ventures, which have enriched
her borders, afforded outlets for her ever increasing
-- population, and have disseminated her beneficent
The year, wlch closes with to-day, has been an influence throughout the world. So widespread
anxious and aneventful one; one in which we have ir have "British Interests" become, that it is hardly
seen a solutionto a certain extent, of various poli- -' possible for any disturbing influences to occur any-
tical and commercial problems and, however viewed, where without more or less affecting them. The
generally a yar of disaster and of severe trial. I.; tendency, in fact, of our modern civilization is such
The events, wjich will distinguish the chronicle of that the relation, of one nation to another, cannot be
1878, have bleu the results of diplomatic scheming, suspended or interfered with, without serious
and the failure of mercantile projects; the natural detriment. And therefore now one nation cannot
harvest has leen reaped of the crop sown. We be allowed to so usurp authority in the World's
have said thesolution witnessed by 1878 has been partnership as to carry, with a defiant hand, the
partial, because, it would seem, that the full mea- determination of her individual will. At the corn-
sure has not yit been attained, although it has been mencement of the century England single-handed
very nearly ached. 1878 will be a year oft re- av;: .1 this catastrophe in her struggle with;
ferred to in te future as one of note, when succes- France, and it seemed at the beginning of 1878 that
sive events oply proved the disastrous character of she was again called on take the same course with
the prevailiri currents. In a word, we would char- Russia in averting a Russian monopoly, fraught
acterize political trickery as lying at the very root with the worst results to European progress. It
of the evils, underr which the world generally is, at was only the decided attitude of England, under-
this moment, suffering. Jealousies and ambitions, stood as the will of the nation, which, however di-
personal an7national, have all tended to their in- vided in opinion as to details, was of one mind on
evitable resi~ts. The streams of commerce have the main question at issue. The question was sim--
been polluted and checked, in their natural healthy ply-Shall England retain her position and influ-
course, and prosperity and happiness have either ence, or shall Russia be allowed to go on and sup-
vanished altogether, or have been largely impaired. plant her ? To such a question as this English
Commerce becomes timid, in the face of political un- people could give but one answer, and the unbiassed
certainty, gad, the more prolonged it is, so much the judgment of Europe was certainly in unison with
more warpSl commercial affairs become. Russian English ideas. However regarded the Treaty of
intrigue, ia pursuance of its pet objects, had been Berlin may be, it certainly puts an end for the
preparing lhe way for the struggle with Turkey, time to further uncertainties while it substantially
now growing imbecile enough to render success secures both England and Europe against more
probable to a certain limit,in the plan mapped out, aggressions on its freedom. The theories of those,
wilee the antagonisms of France and Germany, a who thought that England could go on manufac-
divided Aistria, and an undecided England seemed during, heedless of the conduct of other countries
to mark tie opportunity apparently at hand, as a and their wars, have been rudely disturbed. We
desirable one. The strain at length was too great, are, perhaps, suffering to-day from our non-inter-
and Russia, coming into direct conflict with Tur- ference at an earlier date in the affairs of Turkey
key, declared that the commercial tension brooked and the East, and Russia. Had we exercised a
no further delay, acknowledging thus far how per- strong constabulary power, we could have averted
nicious the conduct of inter-European politics had much suffering that has resulted, and, what con-
been to European commerce. The natural and le- corns ourselves, in the long run have derived mate-
gitimate channels of trade had been interrupted, rial benefit by our forethought. But meanwhile,
and, as a consequence, a serious penalty has had to while the machinery was running smoothly, and
be paid. It was clearly pointed out in the Times general credit was being maintained, there seemed
that the world could easily absorb all the stock of no reason to be alarmed. And now, with the
cotton, if only it had the purchasing power. The turn of the tide, we wake up to the reality of the
Turks required cotton in abundance-Turkey was situation, and discover that what we possess we
Manchester's best consumer-but their preparations must jealously defend, if need be, by the very
to meet Russia destroyed their purchasing ability, means which gave us the preponderating influence
The purchase of munitions of war exhausted their we possess. Amid all dark forebodings it is satis-
credit, which administrative incapacity kept yearly factory to find some consolation, which we assured-
impairing. Russia was indeed little better. The ly do in the abundance and cheapness of food.
Servian campaign, merely the prelude to the Dra- For, in addition to our artificial complications, had
ma, had drawn a large sum from the Russian peo. we suffered for scarcity of bread, the results would
ple, and subsequent events made heavy direct calls have been dreadful to contemplate. It is therefore
on them. Germany, by her successful campaign a great source of thankfulness that the All Bestow-
against France, became a high military and united er has blessed us with abundance in this respect,
nation, but the expense, attending the maintenance and largely mitigateL the evils to which we our-
of -that positiof7reie~lIing adversely onte people selves iave given rise by our omissions and com-
whose wealth is thereby reduced. Austria, weak missions.
in her dual system of government and in her com- With the fall of Plevna, the backbone of
ponent races, has her financial struggles. France, Turkish resistance was broken, and Russia, soon
in every way the most solid Continental Power at afterwards, rapidly advanced on her outposts, and
the present moment, has her intestine political dis- in effect was Master of Turkey. With the fall of
sensions, while Italy and Spain from-past struggles Kars she had gained almost an equivalent position
have not yet fully recovered. India has had to in Asia Minor. So that, had Turkish territory
endure a severe famine. The United States, im- been unimportant to Europe, Russia might have
paired by a natural re-action, arising from the ac- done as she pleased rnn deleted Turkey from the
tivity following on the Civil War, and questions of political chart. The British Fleet, which had been
finance and consolidation growing out of it. Cana- hovering about Besika Bay, was ordered to enter
da, impelled perhaps a little too rapidly in the race the Dardanelles, and push its way, by force if re-
of improvement and suffering, in common with the quisite, to Constantinople, close to whose walls
United States, from successive defective harvests, were the Russian troops. Vice-Admiral Hornby,
orily too fully discounted beforehand. It will, when abreast of the Straits, received countermand-
therefore, be readily understood that England, as ing orders, and awaited further instructions. There
the greatest carrier and the greatest manufacturer, had been a diversity of opinion in the British Cab-
is at the present moment seriously affected by the inet, which summoned Parliament together a month
general condition of the world. English goods, earlier than usual. Mainly to satisfy and retain
speaking generally, are required, and English ton- Lord Carnarvon was the fleet withheld from the
nage to distribute them. But the demand is limi- Sea of Marmora. But the necessity becoming more
ted, because there is no money to be had for their urgent, the Fleet entered, taking care to guard
purchase. Working people and factories have in- Gallipoli, and subsequently anchored under the lee
creased, ships have been multiplied and the produc- of the Princess Islands in the vicinity of Constan-
tive capacity of England has been raised to a mar- tinople. In accordance with Treaty stipula-
vellous power. In some respects there has been tions, permission was previously obtained from
too great an expansion. A large demand, such as Turkey, who had the right to grant a permit of pas-
railway equipment, when once met, cannot be ex- sage when actually at war. The apprehension was
pected to be maintained in the same ratio. Then that Russia would force a Treaty of Peace, making
again rivalry and competition in the race for for- her own terms, when Turkey wouldhave been debarr-
tune, and the deterioration of manufactured pro- ed granting the permission requisite under the Trea-
ducts in the conflict for gain, have disturbed the set- ty, which regulates the navigation of the Straits.
tled stream of a judicious supply being equal to the This Russia almost succeeded in doing, in Ignatieff's
demand. For several years now the balance of trade Treaty of San Stefano, whose stipulations respect.
has been running adversely to England, and there ing the alienation of territory brought Russia in
is hardly an interest which we can mention, that fact to the _Eegean Sea, and whose indemnification
has not been suffering, till loss cumulating on loss clauses superseded and destroyed existing Turkish
has in some instances endedin serious disaster, and, Debts and engagements, and tended eventually to
it is feared, is further tending in the same direction, make Russia paramount in Turkey. For some
The reserve capital of England, large as it is, is days the text of this Treaty was withheld. Eng-
being seriously trenched on. A large portion of land had a suspicion of its contents, which, when
the population have ceased to be profitable, and we made known, roused the English people to the ne-
find ourselves in a serious crisis, what to do with cessity of action, and, more than anything else,
our plant and our people. It is quite true that tended to secure harmony of feeling. Russia evi-
adverse tariffs act as barriers, and Foreign manu- dently still counted on English divisions and indif-
factures have taken part of the ground heretofore ference concerning the fruits of hervictories. Lord
almost entirely held by England. Still there re- Carnarvon retired, which he had a perfect right to
mains a wide field for English wares, if only a set- do, but his action was not such as to command the
tied condition of things could prevail in the dis- admiration of any political party. But far more
tracted Nationalities. This perpetual unrest, the important was the defection of Lord Derby from
offspring of an insatiable grasping, which makes the Cabinet, a few days later, whose resignation
peace only to gain fresh strength for the con- was whispered when Carnarvon retired. The im-
flict, aimed to be renewed, lies at the root of many mediate excuse given was the danger of precipita-
evils and cps vitality. The first step to improve- ting hostilities with Russia, by calling out the
ment is a general sense of settled security, which Reserves, from which Derby had dissented when
gradually affords opportunities, which are sure to proposed at a Cabinet Council. Had Derby retired
be improved. Russian filibustering once overcome with the first statement he tendered in the House
European confidence will be restored, and European Lords, all would have been well. But His Lordship
prosperity will begin to flow. But so long as a in a subsequent address forgot his usual prudence,
turbulent spirit is permitted, depend upon it, trade and made some unhappy statements-evidently

and prosperity will be kept back. In the internal having miscalculated the real effects which his re-
affairs of Germany we have evidence in the preva- tirement produced. The Premier gracefully ac-
lence of Socialism, and in the domestic concerns of knowledge his co-labours with Derby, whom he
Russia, in the existence of nihilists, that these bitter hoped to have left in the Cabinet, in place of the
fruits, have their~existence in straitened circumstan- present reversion, which he thought natural in the
*ces, as a natural result of the interference made order of things. Beaconsfield had entrusted all
with a settled continuity. The material injury this Foreign negotiation to Derby, and had con-
which Russia has inflicted on herself by a dogged fided in his integrity and judgment, though, in his
perseverance, not honestly avowed, in a fatalistic own opinion, convinced that the present proper po-
pursuance of her policy, has so thrown her back in licy of England was a pursuance of the hereditary
the scale of progress that years of prosperity and policy, anti-Russian. But willing to try the other,
prudent statesmanship cannot repair it. Success partly conciliating neutrality, as seemingly more in
provokes competition, so Russia, emulous of Eng- keeping with existing British sentiment, and which
land, aims at the same prizes and hopes indeed for the Cabinet considered themselves bound, as far as
the same grand results, forgetting how we have possible, to respect, Beaconsfield remained quiet and
acquired our distinctive influence and how we re- allowed Derby to follow out his own wishes. Der-
tain it. The policy of England, in her own inter- by had pronounced the Crimean War a mistake,
est, is essentially onfe of peace. The settled pros- and sincerely desired to avert such another contest.
perity of the world is her gain, and the object of her likely to end in no more satisfactory results. Der-
highest ambition, not only for that reason, though by endeavoured in every way to induce Russia to
a substantial one, but also in the great cause of hu- fall into line with England, and resolve in a regen-
manity, of which England is a true defender. Eng- erative policy in Turkey, which should. raise; that
land's military successes in the past, paved the way country to a proper substantial.level in the lEuro.

pean system. Every concession that could be made .i
was made, and England found only advantage tak- '
en of her indulgence, and with no better prospect
for either Turkey or British interests. The Lon-
don Clubs began to express dissatisfaction, and
Lord.Derby's retirement became advisable, if, for
no other purpose, but to show Russia that a decis-
ive point had been reached in Turkish negotiations.
Lord Derby's retirement really strengthened the
Cabinet, and Salisbury, who had his vacillation cur-
ed by his mission to the Conference at Constantino-
ple, assumed the direction of Foreign Affairs where
the Premier's views were now directly asserted. 2
Lord Beaconsfield embodied his opinions in a Dip-
lomatic Circular, attributed to Lord Cairns, a docu-
ment of great ability, criticizing the Russian terms
in the face of Europe, nnu being signed by Lord
Salisbury is known as the Salisbury Circular. The
European Powers commended it, and it is quite
true that its publication marked an important turn-
ing point in the European position of the Eastern
Question. In order now that Russia might not
misunderstand matters, and that England might
not unprepared be drawn into a war with Russia,
which would speedily have partaken of a general
European character, every preparation was made for
active warfare, s.'J nothing was left undone to
guard against the worst emergency. A gigantic
and unexpected move was made by Beaconsfield, in
ordering an Indian contingent to rendezvous at
Malta, probably not even to Bismarck, did such a
thing occur as likely. It was a masterly stroke,
creating a sympathy between India and the Impe-
rial power, and morally strengthening a position,
which, to Russian statesmen, seemed a vulnerable
point in British Dominion, It was too a fairly hon-
est movement. Russia, by her tactics was threaten-
ing India, what more right, natural and just than
to address India thus-" You are under English
rule and influence, and you are happier and more
prosperous under it than you could be under any
other system. Not only is England threatened by
Russia, but your own country, your lives, your
houses, your treasures. Russia aims at enslaving
you, making you pay for her conquests, and mak-
ing you the cats-paw of her gains. Up and at them.
Russia is aiming a deadly blow at the liberties you
enjoy under our rule, and will wipe you out of ex-
istence." Thus, unexpectedly, England's emer-
gency became England's gain. A loyal anti-
Russian feeling was aroused in India; the handful
of troops sent to Malta proved what might be
done, and Russia, thus suddenly, discovered in
England an element of unsuspected strength; one
which had not, as yet, entered into the calculations
of the most cunning Russian politicians, and so
caused them to exercise more caution in negotiation.
(Continued on Second Page.)

Informs hisCu tomers 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

Particularly selected for the approaching
Xmas Season, a mons, which will

be found
Bris. and Half His. F. M. BEEF
Half Bis. Pig PI RK
Bis. and Half Bl,. choicest FLOUR
Choicest of BUTTER. and LARD
Boxes CHEESE 21b. Tins TRIPE
I, 2 & 31b. Tins BEEF and MUTTON
Corn'd BEEF, 2 and 41b. tins-very cheap
&e., &c., &c.
BLACK and :,..-: PEPPER, inr Tins,


A ISINS, whole, half, and qrtr. boxes
Layer FIGS, 21b. & 81b. Boxes
-PICES, all sorts
'owdered THYME, AVORY and SAGE
WVALNUTS Almond and Pecan NUTS
Citron, Orange and Lemon PEEL
Assd. CONFECTIONERY, 41b. & 71b. tins,
tiuntley and Palmers Reading BISCUITS
American BISCUITS, assorted
Oox's Gelatine Farina TAPIOCA
E-pps COCOA, i & ilb. packages
7 lb. Tins CUR RIE
COCOATIN A, Something new.
Magic Knife POWDER,
Worcestershire SAUCE
Boxes B. S. CANDLES, 7 & 14 lb.
Bbls. Table VINEG \R, 25 gals.
Mott'ed and other SOAPS,
With a 1000 and 1 other GOO DS, too tedi-
ous to enumerate. If not seen ask for.

Front Street,
Decr. I0,

IHamilton, ,
1878, )

For Sale.

Box C A

, "T



es's. W. IP Walker A

At H.. Victualling Yard.

3rd January, 1879, at Noon,



LUE CLOTH, 74 yds.
Drill TROUSERS, 88 pairs
Serge TUNICS, 41; Drill TUNICS, 150;
Marines' CAPS, 50; WRAPPERS, 139;
Troop Bedding, &c.
Bed COVERS 54; Pillow CASES, 100;
PILLOWS (Hair) 11 ; Iron BEDSTEADS, 13.
BOAT .............................Pinnace.
. .. . . .. . Jolly.
TERNS, &c., &c.
ASPHALTUM ................About 50 tons.
COW HAIR.................." 28cwts.
Naval Storekeeper.
21st December, 1878.

Among the good things offered this Season at
Are a well filled room of
N EW and attractive TOYS
A grand assortment of instructive GAMES
Decorating and Transfer PICTURES
Xmas and New Year CARDS
ALBUMS of every description
Writing DESKS, and Boxes of STATIONERY
Handkerchief and Glove BOXRS
Ladies Work BASKETS with fittings
Motto, Photo, and other FRAMES
Electro-plated KNIVES, FORKS & SPOONS
Goldand Silver LACES, FRINGES, LEAF, &e.
Foolscap, Letter, Note and Fancy PAPERS
Cash and Fancy BOXES
Medicinal and other Toilet SOAPS
Patent MEDICINES-, that need no puffing
LAMPS, Children's CARRIAGES, Garden
A NEW ARTICLE for cleaning Gold and Sil-
ver Ware
A few copies of the following
mawmT WORKS,
At present creating a great interest in the Li-
terary World :-
r H[ E Great Pyramid
The Story of Creation
Dr. Geskie's Life and Words of Christ
The Bible Educator
The Origin of the World
Reconciliation of Science and Religion
Annual Record of Science
History of Great Britain
Caricature and other Comic Art
SIFE of Rev. Dr. Eames
IThe Poets, in plain and gilt binding
Books of Presentation
Boiks from Christian Knowledge Society
Bibles, Prayer, Hymn and Church Services
A large assortment of Juvenile Books, Sunday
and Week-day Schools supplied
Song Books, Theatrical and Recitations
Mr. Jones's Guide Book of Bermuda
Gov. Lefroy's History of Bermuda
Dr. Godet's History of Bermuda
Illus. Almanacs and Diaries for 1879.
The Tower, Hamilton, Dec. 16, 1878.

With Immediate Possession,
That Desirable Family Residence in Paget Pa.
rish, known as

U- iLately occupied by the Misses Gilbert, with Pas-
ture and Garden Land attached,
I P|l S eSB S To persons desiring a plea .
R'T the winter nionths, r
affords n
(quite new) F

Inquire at the Office of the Royal Gazette."
December 2, 1878.


- tern terminus of the Causeway now un
dergoing certain REPAIRS and ALTERATI
The Public is hereby notified that from an
after the 6th instant, and until further notice
a portion of the Bridge will be taken up an
the Carriage way reduced in width to about
nine feet, or thereabouts. *
Persons travelling on the Causeway Roat
are again requested to drive slowly over thi
Colonial Surveyor
Hamilton, 3rd August, 1878.


All Persons saving any portion of the

Materials or Cargc
S. S.
DIXON, Master,
Stranded on the Reefs North West of these Is
lands, are required to deliver the same at one
SET, to MR. F. G. YOUNG. Any one discov
ered in Concealing or wifully Detaining any o
the said MATMERIA L or CARGO will b(
punished as the ILaw directs.
Lloyd's Agent
Hamilton, December 16, 1878,

Persons are forbid CREDITING any of th
CREW of the British S. S, "LARTINGTON,'
stranded on the Reefs North West of these Is-
lands, as neither the ainter nor Agent will be
responsible for any Debts contracted by them.
Lloyd's Agent
Hamilton, Decr. 16, 1878.

Received per "Caninia"
PREQH OYSTERS in shell by the h
Dozen Choice APPLES
POT ATOES, Eating and Planting
Black TEA Green TEA MixedTEA
KEROSENE, by the Bl. or Gallon
BU ITER in Firkins and 5 lb. Tins
Soda BISCUIT CHEESE, &c., &c.
I East Broadway.
Hamilton, 23rd December, 1878.

The fast sailing Barque
^ Sir Geo F. Seymour,
.z.' Hy. J. WATLINoTON, Master,
Will "ail as above on the
10th Proximo.
For Freight or +Passage apply to the MASTER
on board Or to

December 16, 1878.-3


For Demerara,
To Return Direct.

The Clipper American Schooner

^& Traveller,
HODGES, Master,
Will be despatched as above

On or about 20th Prox.
For Freight or Passage either way,
Apply to
Hamilton, December 24, 1878.-2

St. Nicholas' Hotel


VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
151 feet.

9 a.m.

.-4- 0


Temperature previous
24 hours.



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Ru11 lion, December 31, 1878.

With this Number we close the FIFTY-FIRST
we cannot allow the opportunity to pass without
tendering our thanks to our friends and the public,
for their continued support and encouragement, and
at the same'time to wish them The Compliments
of the:Season."

Dec. 30-Am. Schooner George Walker. Thompson,
New York; assorted cargo to J. F. Burrows.
December 23-Brigt. Isaac Carver, Gray, ensacola,
24-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York; 34
pks. spirits.
Dec. 27-Schr. Grace Andrews, Andrews, Savannah;
bound to Montevideo, in distress.-Agent, Jno. S.
S. S. Severn, Glancas, from Gibraltar bound to New
York; oranges and lemons; in want of coal.-
Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
Dec. 30-Royal Mail Steamship Alpha, Crowell, Hali
fax; English Mail of 10th inst., passengers and
freight.-Agent, J. M. Hayward.
Russian Barque Carolina, Hjulman, from Barcelona
bound to Philadelphia; ballast, in distress.-Agent,
Jno. S. Darrell.
Dec. 28-Brigt. Delma C. Odell, Barbados; inward
cargo of lumber.
30-Royal Mail Steamship Alpha, Crowell, St. Tho-
mas; mails.
S. S. Severn, Glancas, New York; inward cargo of
oranges and lemons.
Ship Winged Hunter, nearly ready for sea.
Sultana, reloading.
Svea, repairing.
Sturfursten Constanten, nearly ready for sea.
Kister Wilhelm, ready to reload.
Grace, repairing.
Lettie, repairing.
In the Royal Mail Steamer Alpha, from Halifax, on
Sunday last:-Mrs. Gordon, 3 children and servant,
Commissary Randall, Mrs. Randall, Miss Randall and
Capt. McPherson, R.E., Lt. Tyler, R,E., Lieuts.
len, 1-19th Regt., J. H Eden, and R. S. Ireland,
"egt. 2nd Cabin-Mrs. Barren, Mrs. Collins,
S- p Irving, wife and child, A McInnes, St. Thos.
lass-George Meadors.
r St. Thomas-Messrs. Phillip Little, J. F. D
ier, Jr., John A. Stewart, Junr., F. K. Howard, D.
herwood. 2nd Cabin-F. J. Swan.
i the Mail Steamer Canima, for New York, on
.stmas Day :-J. D'Esterre and wife, Mrs. Elmare,
d. James T. Barry, R.C., Revd. John Barry, R.C.,
eut. Hennah, II. M. 1-19th Regt., J. Steevens and
C. Sutleffe, Esqrs., Asst.-Commissaries Ordnance
tore Department, M essrs. Henry Jordan and Henry
B. Webster.
H.M.S. Black Prince from Halifax, N.S. at Ports-
mouth on the 19th inst.
About 1,300 bales of cotton have already been saved
from the Stranded Screw Steamer Lartington, and a
contract has been entered into to recover the remainder,
say, about 2,800 bales.
An American Schooner, belonging to Boston, from
Hayti bound to New York, out 15 days, with a cargo of
logwood, arrived at the Quarantine Station, West End,
last evening, and was visited by the Health Officer, C.
H. Butterfield, Esqr., M.D., and detained in Quaran-
tine for further observation. She has four cases of
-Haytian Fever which reduced the working crew to Capt.
and one seaman. The Schooner is in want of sails and
has damaged her rudder. She was promptly supplied
with four men from the Pilot Boat to assist in getting
vessel to safe anchorage.

For the Royal Gazette.

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gW We are requested to state that LADY INGLE-
FIELD will be AT HOME" on Saturdays, until further
notice, from 3 to 5 o'clock.


Rain We have been requested to remind the Members
_Rain of the Bermuda Hunt that, the Meet to-day, will be
at Tucker's Town, and not as stated in the cards, at
Inch. the Flatts. The Finish will be at Mr. Allen's,
Flatts Village.


De. 23

Gulf of Salonika and Contessa, leaving only a small
portion of Roumelia (with Adrianople) in an irre-
gular line to the Black Sea. Bulgaria by the Treaty
of Berlin, a tributary principality, has its Southern
boundary resting on the Balkans, which now be-
come the north, and a natural line of defence for
European Turkey, the portion between the Rhodope
Mountains, the Balkans and Black Sea being erect-
ed into an autonomous province under the style of
Eastern Roumelia, framed by European Commis.
sioners. The grand results attained then are these.
lst.-The retention of Bayazid by Turkey as a
check on Russia and Persia, pronounced by Major-
Genl. Macintosh, writing about Kurdistan during the
Crimean War, a point of the greatest military im-'
portance in Western Asia.
2nd.-The Cession of Cyprus to England, and a
protectorate accorded her over Asia Minor as a set
off against Russia's acquisition of Kars and Batoum.
3rd.-A wedging of Austria between Servia and
Montenegro as a conservator of the peace of that
,A limitation of Bulgaria, the erection of
elia with a Northern defence in the
sion of a good port, Burghas,
the Black Sea, and


1878, Consummated.
Continued from 1st page.
A debate ensued in the House of Commons, in
which the constitutionality of drawing troops from
India to Europe, without the previous approbation
of Parliament, was questioned, though it came
technically within the meaning of an existing law.
The occasion was altogether exceptional. A formal
submission of the scheme to Parliament would
have frustrated much of the benefit that flowed
from the movement. The purchase of the Khe-
dive's stock in the Suez Canal was just such ano-
ther exceptional question. Secrecy and rapidity
were requisite, else Russia would have purchased
over us, and then we should have had a most tan-
gled question to deal with. We cannot, as assert-
ed, recognize any tendency in the acts of the pre-
sent Ministry to supplant Parliamentary influence
by mere personal power. In some respects Pal-
merston was more of a personal power, by his de-
termined force of character, than Beaconsfield, who
is much more wily and cunning. It has been a
misfortune to England, during the present Parlia-
ment, that the opposition have wanted cohesive
organization. Lord Hartington-has used a moder-
ation highly creditable to him, but, though the
nominal leader, he has not been held as the actual
one. Gladstone's varied and erratic policy, both
inside and outside of Parliament, has been charged
to and against his party, so that, while his senti-
ments have not been official, they have been held to
be such, and have weighed accordingly. A strong
opposition gives a strong government, in this way,
that the acts of the government are more closely
guarded, and, if approved, more powerfully carried
out; if disapproved, by constitutional usage, the
opposition become the government, and the busi-
ness of the country has in consequence a more
punctual and decided character. In the present
Parliament the opposition, though occasionally
large on divisions, was far too divided in itself to
form a Cabinet, and to command parliamentary
support. The Government, in submitting the busi-
ness to Parliament, has felt the disadvantage of a
vigorous criticism which carries weight with it.
To return to the Russo-Turkish question. After
various exchanges of international diplomacy, Ger-
many at length undertook to.mediate in the crisis.
Count Schouvaloff, as Russian Minister at St.
James's, saw the actual tendency of affairs, and re-
paired to St. Petersburg and had a conference with
the Czar, the result being a preliminary agreement
between England and Russia that, while the whole
treaty should go before the Berlin Congress for
discussion and for revision, England would support
certain claims to be advanced by Russia. At the
outset England insisted that Russia should submit
the Treaty of San Stefano to the arbitration of
Europe, and not, as supposed, for its mere confirm-
ation. At one time the difficulties of a general
Congress seemed insuperable, and were only over-
come by a patient forbearance; and even after the
Congress assembled at Berlin it threatened to end
abortively. Beaconsfield, as is well known, accom-
panied Lord Salisbury, and entered a vigorous pro-
test against the designs of Russia, and had insisted
on the admission of Greece to the Conference, at
least as a subordinate power. Even the Conference,
under the presidency of Bismarck, seemed disposed
to humour Russia in her pretensions. Beacons-
field's determination to yield no further, and to take
his departure from Berlin, touched the sensibilities
of Germany, who, feeling for her own interests,
actively intervened, and prevailed on Russia to come
to terms. As Russia insisted on retaining Kars
and Batoum, Beaconsfield tabled a secret treaty
with Turkey-called the Anglo-Turkish Treaty--
whereby, in the event of Russia retaining Kars and
Batoum, England should have right to occupy Cy-
prus, to be governed by Fn'land, and the revenues
accruing at the date of cession to be paid by Eng-
land, in thus protecting Asia Minor to be reformed,
to the Porte. The Berlin Congress virtually assent-
ed to this treaty, by confirming Russia in her occu-
pation of Kars and Batoum. The Treaty of San
Stefano was largely modified, and the existing
Turkish debt being made a primary charge on the
revenues of the country, the Russian indemnity
was indefinitely postponed. A glance-at the map
will best illustrate the work accomplished ahtBerlin.
In Asia Minor Russia claimed, in Article XIX,
Treaty of San Stefano, from Batoum to Bayazid on
the Persian frontier. By Articles 58, 59 and 60,
Treaty of Berlin, Bayazid is retained by Turkey,
the Southern boundary of the portion of Armenia
ceded to Russia being the latitude of Erzeroum,
while the width of territory is narrowed. Rou-
mania, independent, is secured in the Dobrud-
scha, in exchange for Bessarabia alienated from
Russia, 1856, by the Treaty of Paris, bringing Rus-
sia again to the Danube. Roumania fel tchagrined
at this treatment as an unfair return for her sacri-
ficles in Russian interests. The accession to Servia
made independent is much the same. A material
alteration is made in Montenegro made independ-
ent, the strip of territory between it and Servia be-
ing enlarged, with right of military occupation to
Austria, accorded the same privileges in Bosnia
and Herzegovina with port of Spitza ceded to
Austria. The Berlin Congress recommended a ces-
sion of part of Thessaly to Greece extending from
the Gulf of Salonika to Corfu. The Porte has not
yet given effect to it, but in time this may be car-
ried out, or Crete given as an equivalent. The ob-
ject of the Berlin Congress was to do something for
Greece, to prevent any present Russian intrigue,
more than from any justness involved. But the
greatest change in the Treaty of San Stefano is in
the tributary principality of Bulgaria. Russia ex-
tended Bulgaria away West, not far from the Ad-
riatic, and to the borders of the ZEgean Sea, in the

have its present terminus at Alexandretta which is.
protected by Cyprus, and be ultimately extended
across Asia Minor to Constantinople, which will
soon have direct rail communication with Calais.
IWith a ferry at Dover and Constantinople a direct
line would exist between London and the head of
the Persian Gulf, connected by steam with Kurra-
chee, the ultimate terminus of the Indian railway
system. The road is likely to be constructed in
time, and to prove one of the greatest trunk lines in
the world, But its construction in the near future
does not appear financially feasible.
Mr. W. P. Andrews, F.R.G.S., an enthusiastic
advocate of the Euphrates Valley Railroad, thus
"The countries which our future highway to In-
dia will traverse have been, from most remote an-
tiquity the most interesting in the world. On the
once fertile plains, watered by the Euphrates and
Tigris, the greatest and most glorious nations of
antiquity rose, flourished, and were overthrown.
The countries through which the Euphrates flows
were formerly the most productive in the world.
The natural elements of its ancient grandeur still
exist in the inexhaustible fertility of the country
and in the chivalrous character, and bearing of
many of the tribes; and the day cannot be far dis-
tant when it is destined to resume its place among
the fairest and most prosperous regions of the globe.
It is not too much to say that no existing or pro-
jected railroad can compare in point of interest and
importance with that of the Euphrates Valley. It
will bring two quarters of the globe into juxta-
position, and three continents, Europe, Asia. and
Australia into closer relation. It will bind the vast
population of Hindustan by an iron link with the
people of Europe. It will inevitably entail the
colonization and civilization of the great valleys of
the Euphrates and Tigris, the resuscitation in a
modern shape of Babylon and Ninevah, and the re-
awakening of Ctesiphon and Bagdad of old,
Where is then in the world any similar un-
dertaking which can achieve results of such mag-
nitude fraught with so many interests to various
nations ? And who can foresee what ultimate ef-"

words which have became historical. The Reserves
were dismissed, with thanks for their promptly an-
swering the call made in the hour of menace, the
Indian contingent were sent back to India, and the
evacuations and occupations under the Treaty of
Berlin were begun. P ....- f. lid and Salisbury were
invested with the Order of the Garter, and present-
ed with the freedom of the City of London. The
Treaty of Berlin was necessarily a compromise, not
unfavorable to British interests, and it has of course
been variously criticized. But, under all the cir-
cumstances of the case, it was as satisfactory a so-
lution as could be had of political troubles, and, af-
ter the great expenses and sacrifices of a war, Eng-
land might not have fared much better. The coun-
try owes much to Beaconsfield for his coolness and
daring in the emergency, and for the results he has
obtained. The supineness and sentiment of Eng-
land aided Russia in her contest with Turkey, and
Russia was entitled to certain results as the fruits
of her campaign. Turkey in Europe is to-day a
more compact country than before, and this is the
opinion of those who have followed her history
closely for many years. Her tributary states, torn
asunder by rival races and religions, now cease to
be burdensome, and the opportunity for foreign in-
trigue is much diminished. There are still matters
to settle between Russia and Turkey, and the for-
mer is pressing for a definitive treaty. The occu-
pation of Cyprus gives England a guard over the
Valley of the Euphrates, and a convenient point
whence Asia Minor can be defended. Some such
step in this direction was requisite in our own in-
terest, while lending a moral force to the guarantee
of protection over Asia Minor. To put the matter
perhaps more plainly. In common with Europe
England had engagements respecting the integrity
of Turkey. The futility of altogether relying on
such a compact has been only too fully exemplified
in the transactions of the last four years. It was
at length felt that, in addition to our general en-
gagements, as being the most vitally interested in
good settled order, it was necessary to closely ally
ourselves -with Turkey, to reform existing abuses,
and to provide for the consolidation and improve-
ment of really rich provinces, not only important in
themselves as good markets in the future, but in-
termediate existing barriers between us and India,
which we are interested in having honestly im-
proved and governed. The position of Cyprus is
all important, and has been selected, after careful
examination of the whole coast, as best suited for
our purposes. It is a police station for the protec-
tion of British rights and for extending British
privileges. Even the few months occupation of
Cyprus have afforded a revenue in excess of what
Turkey would have collected, sufficient to meet the
expenses of the civil government. There can be
little doubt but that English influence will now
spread through Asia Minor and the adjacent is-
lands. That Cyprus has at the outset been preju-
dicial to the health of our troops is discouraging,
but there seems little room for doubt that its sani-
tary qualities will rapidly improve under British
regimen, and that, for a portion of the year, Cyprus
may be very desirable, and for a few months, with
judicious care, by no means a despicable position.
The continued neglect of the simplest principles of
sanitary science naturally rendered the island un-
healthy; but, as discoveries are made and renova-
tions carried out, with so many changes within
easy access, and as soon as suitable quarters can be
provided adapted to English ideas of comfortable
living, we see no reason to despair of the success of
Cyprus as an English army and navy station, real-
ly more desirable than any inland position.
"It would seem that in the climate of Cyprus,"
we quote Franz Von Lbher, the most recent work,
" there must be something entirely different from
that of all the three countries between which it lies.
The climate is, however, subject to great changes;
during one-third of the year rain falls abundantly,
and during a second third it is as delightfully cool
and lovely as on the coasts of Italy, whilst the rest
of the year is as hot as in the desert of Sahara.
During the Winter season it rains incessantly;
about the middle of October the rain clouds begin
to obscure the sky, and from that time until Febru-
ary the water falls down in abundance. To this
succeeds an exquisite Spring, bringing with it the
perfume of a thousand flowers and a fresh and de-
lightful atmosphere.
"About the middle of March rain again begins
to fall in passing showers, which, although less
violent than those of Winter, continue with more or
less intermission till the middle of May, when they
are replaced by the heavy dew that falls during the
night. During this season, which lasts for about
a quarter of a year, the country is a paradise, until
at length comes Summer with its burning heat. In
June all moisture seems to have departed from the
atmosphere, and towards the end of the month the
heat is fearful, and the sky becomes a changeless
expanse of glorious deep blue. Only from time to
time a fresh breeze finds its way to the land to in-
dulge the inhabitants with a fresh breath of air.
The worst, however, has yet to come, for towards
the end of September even these light breezes die
away. The air becomes thick and obscure, and the
whole atmosphere damp and sultry. The grass and
vegetation generally are dried up even to the roots,
and the leaves fall from the trees, which now
stretch out their naked arms like ghastly forms,
scarcely visible through the surrounding fog. Not
a drop of water remains in the brooks and river
sources, and travelling is only possible during the
night. Business is at a standstill, and the people
do nothing but inquire how long it will be before
the rain will come again."
The Stafford House Committee have revived in-
terest in the Euphrates Valley Railway, which may

What are they worth P" ah who would dare
To measure the praise of a gracious Queen
In golden pounds or shillings and pence,
Praise to the soldier sweet 1 ween,
Praise the Patriot only wins,
These the tokens that he bath won.
With skilful hand in silver and gold
That "long ago story" again is told,
Here are the names of battles shared
With comrades in arms as brave, who fell,
He from ball and sabre was spared
The news of the battle" long after to tell.
What are they worth ?" these tiny things
A baby's hand might toying hold
And we hold the case with awesome thought
Of those who fell from ranks that fought
In fearlessness with breathless haste
That they the sweets of praise might taste
And bear on their breasts with life-long peace
When the battles were o'er and the war should cease,
The Patriot's Star," a jewel unseen,
That rivals the brightest in Crown of a Queen.
What are they worth P" No mortal may tell,
'Tis only the Angels who watched o'er the earth
And whispered the dying when the battle had passed
And garnered the teardrops and counted the sighs
And heart .'I the heart-throbs of pain,
May think of the value these represent
The treasure that flowed in money and blood,
The sorrow and triumph, the pain and the joy.
Their value we know not"-Remember it boy.
Hamilton, Dec. 21, 1878,

NEWFOUNDLAND.-The St. John's Morning Chronicle
announces the death, in Liverpool, G.B., on the 30th
ult., of Mr. Thomas B. Job, for many years the senior
partner of the commercial firm of Job, Brothers & Co.
He was one of the last of that old stock of British
Newfoundland merchants whose names are kept fresh
by their continued connection with the trade, and
whose reputation for probity and honor will hold
place amongst the people's cherished memories. Mr.
Job was-for several years an active and efficient mem-
ber of the Assembly and Council of the Colony.

fects may be produced by improved means of com-
munication on the condition of Hindoos, Chinese,
and other remote peoples.
It is the direct route to India-that followed by
the Emperors Trajan and Julian. It is the short-
est and cheapest, both for constructing and work-
ing a railway, so free from engineering difficulties,I
that it almost appears as though designed by the,
hand of nature to be the highway of nations be-
tween the East and the West, the most surely de-
fensible by England; both of its termini being on
the open seas, and the most likely to prove remun-
The acquisition of Cyprus-the Bermuda of
Asia Minor-and the protectorate over Asia Mi-
nor have therefore important bearings on the fu-
ture of the East and the extension of British power.
Gladstone's Speech at Woolwich on St. Andrews
Day, intimating his probable retirement from po-
litics, though full of much special pleading, is
wisely moderate and a little generous in tone.
He intimates that Sir Drummond Wolff cannot
do a better thing than carry out the intention
he announces, of giving Eastern Roumelia a lib-
eral government, as the only effectual means of
checking Russian intrigue. To make a long story
short, if Turkey will not be reformed on advice and
assistance, we must force on reforms and not allow
Russia indirectly to aggravate sores which one day
she will come magnanimously (?) into the field to
heal. England cannot afford to allow Turkey to
get adrift, and present indications are that Eng-
land will see that the Treaty of Berlin is carried
out to the letter. Lord Beaconsfield at the Mansion
House on Lord Mayor's Day, remarking what has
been done under the Treaty of Berlin, said:-
Why, all the most considerable points of the
treaty, though little more than three months have
elapsed-hardly one-third not much more than one-
third of the time provided for by the Treaty-yet
these grand results have been obtained. (Hear.)
And why are we to believe that all the others-not
so important generally speaking-which remain
unconcluded, will not be consummated in the time
provided for in that treaty ?" (Cheers.) And by
way of encouragement, the noble Premier continued:
The fate of England is in the hands of Eng-
land; and you must place no credit upon these ru-
mours, which would induce you to believe that you
have neither the power nor the principle to assert
that policy which you believe is a policy of justice
and truth." (Cheers.)
(Continued in accompanying Supplement.)

The Court-instituted by authority of iis Excellency
the Governor to inquire into the circumstances attend-
ing the stranding and loss of the Steamer Kate," on
the shores of these Islands on the 2nd instant-on
Tuesday last, after a patient investigation into all the
circumstances connected therewith, delivered the fol-
After due consideration of all the circumstances, the
Court consider that the Captain did all that could be
done for ihe preservation of ship and cargo after the
ship struck. but it is the opinion of the Court, and we
do adjudge, that the said ship Kate" was lost through
default of the said master, (1) in not observing proper
caution, after the Light was made, in approaching the
land, (2) his apparent ignorance of the distance of the
Light from the ship, when the Light was made, (3) not
having the Atlantic Navigator" or any book for his
guidance in his possession, (4) not using the lead until
after the ship had struck, and (5) having left the deck
a little after 12 with the intention of remaining below
till 4, giving orders that at 2 the ship was to be kept in
for the Light, he ought to have been fully aware that
he was running into the vicinity of dangerous reefs,
and knowing that, he left the deck at the most critical
period of the voyage.
We therefore do order, tb-at-,the- Certijficate ofCom-_
petency of the said Master, the said William Simpson,
be and it hereby is suspended for the term of 6 calendar
months from the date of this Judgment, that is to say,
from the said 24th day of December, 1878.
The Court does not find any blame to be attached to
the 1st Officer, the said John Ralph. as it appears, at
11"45 he called the Master's attention to the brightness
of the Light, and the ship having struck in the Mas-
ter's watch after having been hauled up for the Light
by his (the Master's) orders, the said 1st Officer's
watch at the time having been relieved. We therefore
take pleasure in ordering that the Certificate of Com-
petency of the said 1st Officer, the said John Ralph, be,
and it is hereby, returned to him.
The Court, after a careful review of the circum-
stances, cannot but express their strong disapprobation
of the act of the Chief, Second and Third Engineers,
and their crews, in leaving the ship without the per-
mission of, and contrary to the orders of, the Master, as
their lives were in no immediate danger at the time,
as had they remained on board their services may have
become very valuable. And it is ordered that they each
and severally be strongly censured, and they each and
severally are hereby strongly censured for their conduct
in leaving their ship.
The Certificate of Competency of William Harrison,
Chief Engineer, is hereby returned to him.
Dec. 24, 1878.

For the Royal Gazette.

What are they worth ?" questions a boy,
And he lifts his eager round face
As the Officer bends with a courtly grace
And a gleam in his eye of pride and joy,
Over the velvet and ebony case
Where his priceless jewels lie.

NEW YORK, Dec. 21.-A Rio Janeiro letter of
Nov. 20, states that the newspaper Ferro Carvill,
of Moni do, announces that the Argentine iron-
clad and gunboats Constitution and Uruquay sailed
on the evening of the 8th for Patagonia. A vessel
was going to load guano where the Chilian corvette
seized the Devonshire, and the iron-clad La Plata
and two gunboats were to follow. The same parer
,also contains telegrams from Chili announcing the
departure of the powerful Chilian iron-clads Coch-
rane, Blanc, Caledo and Cheabueto for the same place.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21.-The Russian steamers
California and Celombus, leave Philadelphia for sea
to-day, and when they arrive at three nautical miles
from land will hoist the Russian flag, and be there-
after known as the Europe and Asia. They are full
manned by Russian officers and sailors. It is not
know to what port those vessels are destined.
ZANDSVILLE, 0., Dec. 21.-Judge Marsh sentenced
Dr. Hoyl, grave robber, to a year's imprisonment
and five thousand dollars fine; Eaton, his accom-
plice, to four month's imprisonment and one hun-
dred dollars.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.-General Alpheus Wil-
liams died this morning. His remains leave to-
morrow in charge of a Congressional Committee
for Detroit, Mich.
The $300,000 suit of DeHaven, Haight and others
against P. T. Barnum, for libel and injury to their
business, was dismissed by the Court at Pittsburg
The King of Dahomey holds captive the Portu-
guese commandant at Wbydah and seven soldiers
making them parade before him daily. He has re-
sumed human sacrifices on a large scale.
Sir George Campbell, a member of the British
Parliament, had a conference with acting Internal
Revenue Commissioner Rogers, Thursday, in regard
to the taxation of tobacco and cigars, with a view
to the introduction of a similar system in India, to
meet the expenses of the Afghanistan war.-New
York Journal of Commerce.

Arrival of English 1ail of 10th Inst.
The Royal Mail SteamerAlpha, with the Eng-
lish Mail of the 10th Dectnber, arrived at St.
Georges on Sunday morning st.
The Alpha left Halifax the usual hour on
Monday, but was detained orithe passage by a sue-
cession of heavy weather. It commenced when
the A. was but 20 miles fromHalifax. On Christ.
mas-day had a heavy snow-sbrm which lasted the
whole day. On Thursday, Eiday and Saturday
experienced similar weather tophat felt here.
We have our usual exchange files which bring
our European dates down to tlb 22nd, The tele-
graphic news of that date, whichis very interesting
will be found below.

LAHORE, Dec. 20.-A correspondent with Gen-
eral Browne reports that the ritish are on the
march to Jellalabad. He repets the story of the
Ameer's flight in a more positivflorm.
LONDON, Dec. 21.-A special able says General
Browne occupied Jellalabad yes rday.
The Ameer Fled,.-The War Pactically Ended.
LONDON, Dec. 22.-A telegram'rom Lord Lytton,
the Viceroy of India, says Major (avagnariconfirms
the news that the Ameer of Afganistan has fled
from Cabul to Turkestan; his st Yakoob Khan
was released from confinement ,nd left at Cabal.
The Ameer had lost nearly all control at that place
and his soldiers were deserting.
LONDON, Dec. 20.--Sir T. McLvie, Liberal, was.
elected to the House of Commonsior the County of
Londonderry, defeating Mr. Alexander, Conserva-
tive, by 611 votes.
LONDON, Dec. 21.--The papers publish leading
articles eulogistic of Bayard Taylol U. S. Minister
at Berlin.

General Grant contemplates Pisiting Ireland
about Christmas, accompanied by Vinisters Welsh
and Noyes. The ill health of the minister to Eng-
land has delayed the journey sometiat. The Gen-
eral goes to Ireland as his jaunt befA6e his departure
for India.
LONDON, Dec. 21.-Employers in tae manufactur-
ed iron trade in the North of England claim before
the arbitrators five per cent reduction in conse-
quence of the depression of busiu*ss. The men
claim the price of labor is already 1Vwer than dur-
ing twenty years.
LONDON, Dec. 22.-An official noice posted in
the Stock Exchange announces that tour members
have been expelled, and two suspended, for unfair
dealings in Bank sbaies.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 20.-The Pirte will de-
liver an answer to Prince Labanoff, Bussian Am-
bassador, concerning the definitive treaty immedi-
The London Times Phillippopolis despatch states
that Prince Dondoukoff Korsakoff has issued a cir-
cular enjoining on all employes to actively assist
the international commissioners as the only way to
make the country prosperous. The commission has
sent a vote of thanks to the Prince.
The Standards special from Constantinople states
that the Porte has rejected Gen. Klapka's Asiatic
railway project.
LONDON, Dec. 21.-A Vienna special states that
twelve Turkish battalions have been ordered by the
Porte to Goritza to prevent the Albanians from re-
sisting the cession of the place to Montenegro.
The Sultan, in receiving Carathaodori Pasha, the
new Foreign Minister, urged him to push forward
the negotiations in connection with the Treaty of
Berlin, as he had determined to strictly observe all
-it-tipA-ations. p 'r ---ri -thtPc RUS"-
sian Novi Bazar convention.
A Constantinople despatch says that Andrassy
is more exacting in regard to the conditions of this
convention since his parliamentary successes.
CONSTANTINOPLE, December 14. Caratheodori
Pasha has arrived here and assumed charge of the
Foreign Office.
LONDON, Dec. 20.-The Standard's Paris special
says official confirmation is received that instruc-
tions have been sent to the Russian mission at Ca-
bul to return.
PARIS, Dec. 20.-The Siecle says the Fraissinet
Company have received a telegram announcing
that nearly all the Byzantin's passengers were
MADRID, Dec. 20.-Both Houses have finally ap-
proved of the copyright bill. The Minister of Fi-
nance read a statement in Congress, that as the
Cabinet possessed the confidence of the Crown and
Chambers, there was no possible reason for a min-
isterial crisis.
LONDON, Dec. 21.-A Berlin special says sorrow
for the death of Bayard Taylor is universal. The
Emperor and Empress only a few hours before the
fatal symptoms appeared sympathetically sent to
enquire regarding the Minister's health. Many
telegrams are arriving from all parts of the world
tendering sympathy to the bereaved wife and daugh-
BERLIN, Dec. 22.-It is oficialy denied that the
Emperor on the occasion of the resumption of Gov-
ernment, received a letter of congratulation from
the Pope, and replied to it. The Germania the Ul-
tramontane paper declares the restoration of peace
between Church and State on the basis of the May
laws is impossible.


As usual, the Parish Chli.hl of St. John's, Pem-
broke, and Trinity Church in this town, were decorated
for Christmas in a tasteful manner, with emblematic
devices, wreath, and clusters of fern, date, and sago
leave. &. A few roses, obtained from some rare quar-
ters. enlivened the designs. The custom has become
general of decorating our Churches at Christmas and
Easter. At the latter festival, the selection of flowers
being much greater, the general effects obtainable are
consequently much richer, and have uniformly excited
the just admiration of all strangers.

ings of the Freeholders of Pembroke Parish, is to
take place at the Town Hall, Hamilton, this day,
TiesJayr, at 12 o'clock, noon, for the purpose of
electing Parish Officers for the ensuing year.

) t-A Boat will leave the V'hai f opposite the stores
of B. W. Walker & Co., at half-past 10 o'clock, a.m.,
on Friday next, to convey Persons, to the Sale of OLD
STORES at H. M. Dockyard on that day; returning
.with them after the sale.-For Advertisement see first
page of this Gazettc.
Commissary J. S. Randall, successor to Commis-
sary H. J. Wild, and family came passengers in the R.
M. Steamer Alpha on Sunday last from Halifax.

The Yellow Fever Commission, who have been in-
vestigating the epidemic in all the cities where it has
prevailed in the Southern United States, presented
their report to the Health Association Convention at
Richmond, Virginia. on the 20th of November. The
Commission have arrived at the following conclus-
ions :-1. They have not in a solitary instance found
a case of yellow fever which they could justifiably
consider as of de novo origin or indigenous to its lo-
cality. 2. In respect to most of the vnrious towns
which they visited, and which were points of epi-
demic prevalence, the testimony showing importat-
ion was direct and convincing in its character.
3. The transmission ,of yellow fever between points
separated by any considerahl' distances appeared to
be wholly due to human intercourse. In some ins-
tanta~ the poison was carried in the clothing or about
the patus of people going from the infected dis-
tricts; It-ather instances it was conveyed in such
articles a on, b)aing, or other goods of the
same description. 4. Thf wveihlit of testimony is
very pronounced aig'noist tbe further use of disinfect-
ants; physicians in infteted t.wniis. almost without
exception, state that they atre ue1,.~s agents to ar-
rest the spread of yellow fever, while some of them
affirm that their vapours are seriominly prejudicial to
the sick. 5. Personal "prophylaxis" by means of
drugs or other therapeutic means has proved a con-
stant failure. A respectable number of physicians
think the use of quinine of some use in prevention
6, Quarantine, established with such a degree of
surveillance and rigour that absolute non-intercourse
is the result, has effectually and without exception
proved a protection from attacks of yellow fever.

K. C. S. I.-Tbis gallant officer who is just now
making it lively for the Afghans, won the Victoria
Cross in the following manner:-In an engagement
at Sperporah with the rebel forces under Khan Alie
Kban on 31st Aug., 1858, whilst advancing upon
the enemy's position at daybreak, he pushed on with
one orderly sowar.upon a 9 pounder gun, that was
commanding one of the approaches to the enemy's
position, and attacked the gunners, thereby prevent-
ing them from re-loading and firing upon the in-
fantry, who were'advancing to the attack. In doing
this a personal conflict ensued, in which Major
Browne, Commandant of the 2nd Punjaub Cavalry,
received a severe sword cut wound on the left knee,
anuishortly afterwards another sword cut wound,
which severed the tarm at the should
however before be 2 in cuttng
eaesoinmfis. The gin was eventually cap- i
ired by the infantry Lt. Gen. Browne entered i,
the service in 1840, and attained his present rank
last year.

OTTAWA, Dec. 20.-It is stated that the absorption
of Newfoundland by the Dominion of Canada is to be
determined on by the Government in the month of
January. Mr. Shea, Premier of Newfoundland, is ex-
pected at the capital during that month.

BIRTH, at Somerset on Saturday 21st inst., Mrs.
J. H. Barclay of a DAUGHTER.
.......... at Spanish Point, on the 24th of December,
Mrs. Richard T. Munroe, of a DAUGHTER.
MARIIED, on 24th instant, at Christ's Church
Devon-ilhire, by the Revd. Mark James, Rector of Pem-
lbroke and Devonshire, FREn D. E. TITE, R. E., to
CHARLOTTE ISABELLA, only Daughter of Mr. T. J. I
Pwell, Devonshire.
SDIED, at Spanish Point, on the 27th instant, MARY
ANN ELIZABETH, the beloved Wife of Richard T.
Munroe. She leaves a husband, 5 children and a
mother, to mourn their sad bereavement.
........., in Devonshire Parish, on the 28th December
instant, the Reverend WILLIAM BUTTERFIELD JEN-
NINGS, aged 76 years. The deceased has been a local
preacher in Bermuda, and in the West Indies for 32
:yveiis. Seven years since he was ordained Deacon in
'tihe. B. M. E. Church and officiated as such in these Is-
lands up to the time of his death. He has been a faith-
ful servant and a loving husband. He was well beloved
,by all his relations and friends, and indeed by all who
knew him. His end was peace.-(Com.)

-* A Sul)pplement of Five col-
umns accompanies this issue
of the gazette. "-It contains: The Pro-
ceedings ot 0.- Honorable Legislative Council
on Friday, an \hat of the Honorable House
of Assembly on yes ,day Continuation, from
to-day's Gazette, of 1878 Consummated";
Two communications-- Mason" and A
Su'ferer" List of Contiors to eMemorial
Window to late Rector of PeaLroke and De-
vonshire; "Salvage Case Bar",dos

Lost, .
ON THURSDAY last, the 26th Instant, at
p Southampton Hall or between that andr
Captain Jos. W. HILL'S residence,
I *Gold Finger Ri LfIG,
with Stone and place for Hair, also Raised
Letters around the rim.
Any Person having found the same will, on
having it at the "Royal Gazette" Office, be
. Suitably Rewarded.

Warwick, Deer. 31, 1878.-1

ScotItema n.s U dc ;Clo lth.
The Owner will hear of same on application
Sat the Ice House, East Broadway. Parties ap-
p'ying will be called upon to prove property and
the ownerr to pay for this advertisement.
East Broadway, Hamilton, }
December 31st, 1878.


To-morrow Wednesday,
Ist Proximo,
i W t 1A 51 S --I _I1A,

Just opened, consisting of
Ladies', Misses' and Children's NU-
About 500 Yards CARPETING (assorted)
Floor CLOTH, 2 yards wide (very handsome)
50 Reams Note PAPER, &c.
A Lot of BOOKS
Ready-made CLOTHING Felt HATS
A Laundry STOVE, new and complete
1 Corn MILL 1 Carpenter's BENCH
&c., &c.

1 F.iL Superior breed,
1 Fine Berkshire SOW -
So i" Smaller PIGS
And a miscellaneous lot of Articles which will
appear at the Sale.
Hamilton, Dec. 31, 1878.


On Thursday next,
2nd January, 1879,
8r,,r the ig Shd,
At 12 o'clock, M.,
J k 3 Trcs. New York HAMS
25 Bags OATS, 4 Bushels each
25 Bls. Halifax and New York Table PO- i
25 Barrels APPLES
20 Boxes assorted SOAPS
100 Tins Roast BEEF
50 Tins LOBSTER, 1 lb. each
15 Boxes CHEESE 4
25 Half Firkins, Kegs and Tubs BUTTER
5 Boxes Temptation TOBACCO, 36 lbs. ea.
10 Do. Navy TOBACCO, 21 lbs. ea.
7 Hhds. Sound Halifax ALE
2000 Pitch Pine Flooring BOARD i
S-.Gent's SADDLE
5 4 Bermuda COWS

-. 1 Saddle and Bridle, &c.
5 Young PIGS.
Just received per Canima," on consignment,
100 Half Bales HAY
100 Bags OATS, 5 Bushels each.
B. W. WA LKER & CO., .
Hamilton, Dec. 30, 1878.


In the Town of Hamilton,
ONFRIDA Y the lOth
j Jany., 1879,
That Commodious Two-story

SuItlt tng
Situated on the Corner of Burnaby and Church
Streets, owned by Mr. JOHN ROGAN.
This BUILDING is admirably situated as a
Residence, and place of Business, being quite ,
near Trinity Church and Victoria Park. The
Building fronts 47 feet on Church Street with
a double Verandah 46 feet long. The upper I
Story with the lower Rooms on this Street, is i;
fitted as a genteel Residence, it also fronts 4i
feet on Burnaby Street, the lower Rooms are
fitted as two Stores, one has lately been oecu-
pied as a Millinery Store, the other one is now .
used as (a Boot and Shoe Store. The Lot is .'

ST. GEORGE'S N notice.
F E S T I V A L !I By the Mayor, Aldermen and Com-
--- mon Council of the Town of Hamilton.
The Public will take notice that a
SOC0 IAL F.S' I .- said Town are requested to meet
WILL BE HELD l u', r_ w
ON TUR D A 7th January next, at 11 o'clock,
2nd January, 1879, at 2 p.m. To Elect the Mayor, Aldermen
The Waiters-young Ladies and Gentlemen T E t a or, de
-will be dressed in Costumes representing f- and Common Council for the enuing year.
rferent Nations. N.. A. BUT TFRFIEL D,
All kinds of REFRESHMENTS will be t Mayor.-
served free. A grand display of FLOWk % 1t Hamilton, Dec. 31st, 1878.
and FRUIT.
Itebcca t the W i. I S. Garnet seed POTATOES
WH EEL F F 0 R T U E 0. 15 Do. Minnesota DO.
50 Do.,Choice Table DO. (Early Rose)
AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS Just eceivcd per Alpha" from Halifax.
At the close of the Entertainment AN .UC- The attention of Planters is invited to
ION will take place o a Novel Style,hich these Garnets, which were grown for this Mar-
alone will compensate the Visitor. ket and guaranteed reliable.
ADMITTANCE 1/6. Children 1/. B WALKER &CO
TICKETS can be obtained at Mr. GhISLT' B W. WALKE & CO.
-tore, and at the Door. i december 30, 1878.
By Order of Committee,
St. George's. 30th Deer., 1878. T HE UNDERRS 1 G NED

Fun for the People! OFFERS FOR SALE

E- T 9.e ."M: I Of Schr. "George Walker,"
AT THE TO WNA HR LL, IS Consisting as follows:
LS. Family Sf. FLOUR
Oil (-MORR 'N 0 W i Do. Corn MEAL
Do. Peerless OIL Do. Fish GUANO
(Wednesday,) Do. Choice Garnet Seed POTATOES
The Ist and 2nd of Jany., 1879, enit!ed , acks Cleaned E. j. RICE
"A Kiss under the Mistletoe." Bags CRN and BRAN
o. Peruvian GUANO
Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission Fee (M. Boxes STARCH and ClIEESE
\ Band of Music will be in attendance. Do. Florida WATER
Hamilton, December 31st, 1878. -p* Do. IHERRINGS
Ba rels Family BEEF
g7 o 1o. Mess ORK
Nht Sc.-OOl. Do. Mixed MEATS
and i Boxes TOBACCO, 12's
' i t oa 11ddies TOBA CCO, 16's
TIhe Public is hereby notified that a Kegs NAdILS-3Ad, 4d, 5d
1 Ii % .s 1;. Reams Wrapping PAPER
J: White Pine LUMIBER--1, 1j, !1 and 2 inches
WILL BB G')onion and Tomato Box MATERIAL of supe-
For Boys and Young Men, n rior quality
Who are desirous of increasing their know ledge White Pine LATHS
of the fundamental branches of Education. iif Hialf and Quarter Bales HlAY
The SCHOOL ROOM of the Mechanics'l & N., F. BrRO S
Hall will be opened for that purpose e i JNO. F. BUROWS
SOn Friday, 3rd Jy. Hamnilton, Bermuda, Dec. 30, 1878.-2
to All anxious to learn are respectfully soli'-ited ja, NOW Landing,
to attend.

50 x 50 enclosed, and has a good Tank, Wood
House, Fowl House, and other conveniences.
The PREMISES can be Inspected on any
day 'previous to day of Sale.
Hamilton, 30th December, 1878.
Colonist please copy twice.

'i HE Subscriber is extremely obliged for the
patronage he has received during the seven
years he has been in business and hopes by
strict attention to merit a continuance of their
AItention !
ALL Persons having just DKE1 4'NDS against
the Undersigned will please render the
same for settlement on or before the 28th of J
February next 1879; and those INDI)ETED) tDt,
hiWi are requested to make Payment by the same
date. Accounts rendered after the aforenamed
date will not be attended to.
Reid Street, Hamilton.
December 30, 1878.-3 pd

(4ONTAINING Money, was through mistake, In parliament Street, next "' M
T left yesterday at an Office in this Town. Immediate Possession give
T he Owner can obtain information in reference
thereto on application at the Royal Gazette," JERE.l./ i A
Office and on paying for Lhis advertisement, aml
December 31, 1878. Hamilton, December 31, 1878.

Hamilton, December 30, 1878.


A LL Persons having Demands
against the Undersigned will plea',,- make
up the Accounts to 31st December, 1878, and
forward them to,

Royal Gazette and Colonist 2 ins.

P E RSONS having (CLAIMS against the
Steamers of the Quebec and Gulf Ports
Steamships Company, the Barqne "I ELIZ-A
BARSS" or the Undersigned, are requested to
render account thereof prior to the 1.0th proxi 0o.
Hamilton, 30th Decr., 1878.-2 3rd p,

Colonist twice 3rd page.

Albert Loblein,
H Professor of iNiusic,
HIas returned from America, and will t...
ORGAN, PFINO andVocal MUSIC at P'ui
And will repair and tune Oroa

and Pianos.
Warwick, Dec., 31, 1878.-2 pd.



HE Undbrsigned having to leave
the Island for a few weeks on special
business, takes this method of thanking Is Pa-
trons for past favours, and informs them, that
during his absence the business will be carried on
at his Establishment by an efficient workman.
Wheel% right.
Reid St., Hamilton, 2
Dec. 31, 1878.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
T 2sT DECEMBER, 1878.
SL. Persons having Demands against the
Public Treasury, for Services which are
nuthorikd by law and which have heretofore been
paid by the Public in virtue of such legal author-
Sit, art hereby required to render their respective
A ccoint made upto the 31st day of this present
4 ,3lonlii oJ December, to the ACTING CLERK OF
SOn or before the Sth day of Janu-
ary, 187S
The Committee of the General Assembly, ap-
i-j pinte.l under the authority of the Act entitled
i" n Act to provide for the quarterly auditing
I' ,i iyment of the claims of certain Public
''reditors,"-are hereby required to meet be-
j t'wee'n the 8th and 13th days of the said month of
S.mirainuarr, and the Committee of the Legislative
Council between the 8th and 16th days of the
.4 same month to audit and pass such Accounts.
S By His Excellency's Command,
i 1 Colonial Secretary.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
28TH DECEMBER, 1878.
SHHI! Excellency Major-General SIR ROB-
ERT M. LAFFAN, K.C.M.G., has re-
S...eiv.d information from the Right Honorable
Sir M. E. Hicks.Beach, Her Majesty's Princi-
I l S.- retary of State for the Colonies, that
SHer 'Majesty will not be advised to exercise Her
I pow-r of disallowance in respect of the follow-
Sing Acts of the Legislature of Bermuda.
By His -Excellency's Command,
Colonial Secretary.
.i' No. 12.-An Act to confirm certain Ordinances
I of the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Coun-
cil of the Town of Hamilton.
S14. -An Act to amend and continue the Acts
for the payment of Medical Witnesses.
20.-An Act to provide for certain contingent
| b expenses relating to the administration of
F.:' the Revenue Department.

SColonial Secretary's Office,
28th DECEMBER, 1878.

T IIE following Acts have been passed by the
* Legislature of Bermuda during the pre-
sent S .ssion, viz:-
No. 33.-An Act to amend the Law relating to
Ejectment Suits.
S3.-An Act to regulate the Sittings of the
Court of General Assize.
: 35.-An Act to continue the Post Office Acts.
30.-An Act relating to Swedish Immigrants
contracting for further terms of Service after
the completion of their first contracts.
By His Excellency's Command,
I 3 Colonial Secretary.


STrOL EN, on the 25th December,
off Mr. Smith's Wharf, Riddle's Bay,
P A P S2 *o'V;niw

Ex Brigt. Prentiss Hobbs," "
From Bangor, Maine, n ST WIN .
S- y Person giving information which will lead
A U 7.7 f 1 '111 ., I 0 i. N. to the conviction of the THIEF or THIEVES
S< L will, on application to the Officers' Mess, War-
-* r j wurick Camp, receive the above Reward.
z : Warwick, Dec. 27th, 1878.
22,50(0 Onion Crates, o ai
36,510 Tomato Box ENDS, ;-
1,422 Bundles LATHS, 57 ins. THE YACHT
6 C(rds FIREWOOD. i '
amilton Bermuda, eistered in Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 3-22'
amiltec. 23, 1878.ermuda, 3 3p The SPRAY is in perfect order, Lead
S:andi iron ballast, ropes, sails, moorings, &c., and
"/-/,-intd only sold on account of there being no conve-
anted,,i i.-nt accommodation at St. Georges.
To accompany a Family to England, probably For particulars apply to Captain Low, 46th
in January next, [ regiment, St. Georges.
S. S E December 28, 1878.
Accustomed to Children, and one who will not Musi TO-ahBalar
require passage paid back to Bermuda.
Apply to MRS. WILD, Paget, or to COMM L A DY who has been a Teach-
SARY WILD, at Commissariat Office, Hamilton. ia eac-
I)ecember 31st, 1878. er of MUSIC for many years, is desi ro-t
member 31st, 1878ibtaining some Pupils. Terms made known
and references given by application at the Royal
W anted "a Cook G le Office.
i a k, oo Paget Patish, Dec. 28th, 1878.
In a Small Family in this Town. agent Paish, Dec. th, 1878.
Apply at the Royal Gazette Office." For r ale,
Hamilton, December 23rd, 1878.--2 3p
For Rent, I 7 w
That Pleasantly Situated Sdd because the Owner has no use for her.
I RESIDENCE, at present', Apply to
d qr

- ipU uccupieU y VV. VV i ALBOT,
Possession given about the middle o
ary, 1879.
Apply at the Office of the Royal G
Hamilton, 9th Dec., 1878.-4 3p

For Barbados

SI ThIU sch rl et
That commodious and centrally si- V O he sc M rI ie
uated Two Story W. 0. DUNSCOMBE, Master,
Two.. .. .... or Will Sail for above Port

A G E About tthe 15th Proii

elbourne 'lA.u e."'
n. !

Offering for FREIGHT and PASS[
at customary Rates.

American House.
Al amiltop, December 30, 1878.

Af Febru-

December 30, 1878.-2

Us ,Or .+e i - itters.
J A Adams, Mrs E Anderson, Mary Albouy,
an l Charlotte E Adams, Manual Augustus, Gus Brown,
Jose Fereira Casolo, W S Crawford, Frances Dunk-
i i ley, R H Duerden, Wm L Dickinson, Rose Darrell,
I IZ ;eo Eve, Mrs E Fraser, John B Fox, Mrs John R
r G(Gibson, Miss M Hunt, Frederick Hawkins, W H-
Jones, Wm Knights, Sarah A Kennedy, Richard
\Iunroe, Joze a.Mchado, James H Masters, Thomas
eO |ing, Susan Morgan, JB Newman, Jane Outer-
eor bridge, Mrs Richard lParker, Jones W Place, Joze
dI Mflee Pereira, Joze de Azevedo Pereira, I J
ilvy, Mrs Alary Swan, Chas H Simons, Chas Ht
'yniuns, Julia ?,ia:h, Sarah Spencer, Mrs Susan
.nitl (Pageti). Miss Iarn Smith, Cordelia Sim-
KI l miuie, A C .Steele, S A S-i,i, ((arpenter) '2 II
7NPEK 'nmlth' James Smith (North 'd), .Ioze .'-aitoniio
ENGERS de Se.nas, Francis Openshaiw Sirg. 1,, Sarah ial-
b. ut, .John H Trott, Andrew Thomas (care of Louisa
F KO.g),' Mrs Watson, Dr Weamp, A M D; Har-
S rieL \Vatlington, G C White, Catherine A White,
Agents.* Chas H Wilkinson. e,
Podt Office, Hamilton, Deer. 30,1878.
*I *

Abiem EMEW"
I I i




THE P PINCESS LOUISE'S reply to an address j 1 Sr
presented by the Laties Educational Association of i. jlm .
" ." ,-p ...' 0 '- ultim o; .-
"I am (.uc. fl, red by your kind expressions, '
and alo by your ih to number me among your The Undersigned has
patronesses. I have read your last report with much very superior lot
interest and salfiracl ion. Education is one of the ur
greatest objects of the age, and the most important; H ard Stone J
not only because it is the noblest in itself, but be-
cause it is the means of complete development of Which he is prepared to deliver
our common nature, and a due discharge of the du- the Island on the undermentio
ties of life, in their bearing on the future destiny of Under Forty Bushels, !/2 per
the race. The fruits of education are so attractive and over, 1/.
that we are ofte% tempted to force them prematurely, All orders left with AuBRE
without sufficient tutelage, and thus lose sight ofthe Esqr., Hamilton, or CLAUDE MC
true objects of education, which consist much more St. Georges, will be promptly
in the development of the intellect, than in the mere i This Lime is burnt with
getting of superficial knowledge and of cramming. Wood, but it is picked out of tl
Hence the necessity of grounding in the rudiments and slaked in a separate place a
of knowledge and thoroughness in all that is done. and slaed in a separate place a
Knowledge thus got lives; knowledge gotootherwise consequently it is quite clear ol
never lives. one trial will be necessary to
Again, it has struck me whether there is not a superior quality.
fear of our making so thorough our very facilities AtONZO PE
of teaching that the acquisition of knowledge will
be too easy for the pupils; for it is from the meeting December 2,1872.-
and mastering ot difficulties that intellectual December 2, 1872.-
strength grows and increases, just as physical exer-
cise developed physical strength. N.B.-Persons in Somerset
May I venture to suggest the importance ofgiv- can have it delivered on the WVh
ing special attention to the subject of domestic e- place in Hamilton that they mi
economy, which properly lies at the root of the high- 3 1/ per Bushel. A.
eat life of every true woman. Louis,

HTHE REV. J. C. LEA JONES having re-
Smoved to Han)ilton, is desirous of taking
various branches of Education.
Terms moderate.
December 10, 1878.
The Committee
Hamilton Temperance Hall School
Is desirious of obtaining a
For same.
Persons applying will please state in writing,
the different branches they will agree to teach
and be examined in. The number of pupils they
can receive and attend to-and rate of charges
per quarter for each,
Address above Committee,
Receiving 11 house, Hamilton Parish.
Crawl, Nov. 26, 1878.

On Hire.
For Entertainments,
Front Street, Hamilton,
December 16, 1878. 3

Cedar Avenue, Hamilton.
October 28, 1878.
-1 eod ore Outerbridge,

Rleid Street, West of "Royal Gazette" Office
Office Hours-10 to 12 and 1 to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton, October 26th, 1876.


rTHE above WATCHES for both
Ladies and Gentlemen are kept constantly
on hand by the Undersigned : Any grade Move-
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, .o.o
Dec. 16, 1878.o.o

Hard Stone Lime.

3500 Bushels Hard Stone Wood
Burnt LIM E.
For Sale by H. C. OUTERBRIDGE, Cause-
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton..
November 19, 1878.

Win. James Heney,

Commission v1gent,

For Rent,
-A Large and Comfortable
Dwelling House
In the Town of Hamilton.
Apply at the Gazette Office."
23rd December, 1878,

1iili Compliments of
Lime, Most respectfully inviting them to call an,.! ex-
r at anypart mine the large and beautiful Stock of
tr at any part of -i
ned terms,viz.: American Jewelry
Bushel; Fortyel
Which is offered at Wholesale and Retail at
;y J. HoDSDON, exceedingly low prices.
Coal and Cedar m TYl" &
he Kiln in lump, L &-

s soon as burnt,
f all dirt. Only
demonstrate its


wishing Lime
Larf or any other
ght mention, at

Ex Schr. "METEOR,"
750 llnshels Best SA LT,
Which will be sold Cheap if called for at once
Ol? Persons who have engaged Salt by this
Vessel will please call for it at once.
Hamilton, Nov. 25th, 1878.

14 Queen Street, Hamilton,
Between the Stores of Messrs. F. A.

&c., &c.
July 15, 1878.-12 m.


S. H. Cappe,
Licensed auctioneerr
D. W. I.
Septr. 31, 1878.-12m

Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
English and American Preserved

Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
N. B.-Ships' Stores Supplied at Lowest
February 18th, 1878.-12 m -

The Bermuda Ci-
gar Factory.
('THE Undersigned having received a lot of
has commenced

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.

A Respectable Lady or Gentleman can Rent
a fine large Airy BEDROOM (furnishetl
or unfurnished) with access to Drawing Room.
Also, the use of the Furniture in the Drawing
Room; the use of 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.
Forfurther Particulars apply at the Royal
Gazette" Office.
tHamilton, 30th July, 1878.

ON Sunday Evening last near the site of the
Intended School, Smith's Parish, a small
Grey and White Knitted SHA W L.
The finder on leaving same at the Royal
Gazette" Office, will be suitably rewarded.
Hamilton, December 24th, 1878.


A Large Twvo-story
Dwelling HOUSE
on Reid Street, lately occupied by the Under-
signed. Will be let on accommodating terms.
For particulars apply to
West Front Street.
Hamilton, November 25th, 1878,

Located at No. Queen Street.
lDecember 24, 1878.

Valuable Property
'IHIE SUBSCRIBER being about to leave the
Island for a period, offers his Property
For Sale, Lease or Rent.
The Property consists as follows :-
) Dwe U lii| House,
with Eleven Neres, more or less, of excellent
LAND, situated near St. Paul's Church, Pagets.
Thirteen Acres, more or less, of
lk nsfin fwg L 4 *? wW "
Adjoining the above on the South Side and ex-
tending to the Sea.
The above LAND is very eligible situated.
The DWELLING is most healthily located.
It commands a beautiful view of the Town of
Hamilton, of Mount Langton, Prospect, Clar-
ence Ilill, &c.
Persons desirous of pos r*-,iug 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 PRtOP)ERTY.
Pagets, October 22, 1878.


The Bermuda Pocket & Sheet

Are now ready for delivery.
THE SHEET contains all the necessary in-
formation for an Almanack.
TH E BOOK contains in addition to all other
useful information usually found in such a pub-
lication :
A Business Directory for the Towns of Hamilton
and St. George.
Descriptive, Historical, and Scientific account
of Bermuda.
A Catalogue of most of the Plants, both wild
and cultivated, growing in Bermuda, obliging-
ly prepared and classified for the publisher by
Henry J. Hinson, Esqr., M.ID., for this Al-
manack-The most complete yet furnished.
A Catalogue of the Fishes of Bermuda by Pro-
fessor G. Brown Goode, Esqr., of the Smith
sonian Institute, Washington.
A Catalogue of the Birds of Bermuda. revised.
And a Catalogue of the Sea and Land ?hel[s of
Bermuda, by Mr. John TPaveswer Bertram, of
Stock's Point, St. George.
On the Cover is a neat and very perfect Map of
Bermuda; its Latitude, I onifinde, and the
position of the Breakers, &C., given.
PRICES-Sheet 1/. Book, plain, 1/6; ditto.
interleaved, 1/9.
Can be had at the Stores of \Messrs. GEoRGK
BOYLE & Sos, West End. Water Street, "t.
George; at the CHI:F WA!DF.,'S Office, ioyal
Naval Yard, Ireland Island ; of the several Car-
riers of the "Gazette," and at the Royal
Gazette" Stationery Store.
Royal Gazette Office, Dec. 17, 1878.

Champagne i ager Beer.

Carefully Bottled by
1Pm. F. Kmnziz J C(o.,
In Barrels of Quarts and Pints.

Sold by

October 21,1878.

Front Street, Hamilton,
Sole Agent for Bermuda.

CHILD keeps plain and fancy, solid SILVER.
" of Gorham Manufactury, 925-1,000 fine.
Front Street, Hamilton.-3.

Real estate for


near the Town of Hamilton.

T' 07300=IBEm
Being about to leave the Islands for a period,
Offers for Sale

The Building,
ID T 'o ,IA i" c.
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.-- pply to
Si Paget.
October 29, 1878,

I Notice!

I '
The Undersigned has just received ex Brigantine
"T. H. A. PITT,"

Selected expressly for Bermuda Market and is
of fine quality,
Minnesota DO.
Early Rose DO.

SFrom New York,
Parties having engaged their Seed will plea
receive the same from Wharf at once.


Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1878.

Offers for Sale on accommodating terms,
Ex Brigt. Fleetwood," arrived to-day from
P. E. Island
Do. Minnesota Seed DO.
Crocks DO., very choice
BIs. EGGS Pockets Pearl BARLEY
Half His. No. 2 MAKER EL
Kits No. I DO.
COAL, for Smiths use
Hamilton, Nov. 26, 1878.




Potatoes !

Potatoes !

On Hand and to arrive, a Prime
lot of

Cabllr otatnr
Potatoes for Seed.
The above for sale Cheap to Cash customers
St. George's, Bermuda,
Oct. 2bth, 187. .. i

fSgth tuano.

Momently expected a large Supply
FISH G U,4.,O,
Which will be disposed of at a reasonable price.
The Article speaks for itself.--Farmers who
have, during the last four seasons, tried this
Manure pronounced it A I.
(all at once and engage the quantity you re-
St. George, Bermuda, Oct. 28, 1878.

Flatts Village Boarding
THIS 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
iear the Walsingham Caves. It borders on the
beautiful sheet of water, H'arrington Sound, a
famous place for sea bathing.
The Proprietor has a Boat at hand for pleasure
excursions on the Sound and other waters. He
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle-
men Boarders on very reasonable terms,
September 3, 1878.


United States Mail Steamers.

W YOMIING 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.
W'VISCONIlN sails Deer. 31, at 10 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkhea4s, and
carry expv-'enced Officers, Surgeons aad Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Acc"nmodations|re un-
surpassed by any' Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on nain deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking Room, Bath Room and Piano on
each Steamer.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from Her.
iauda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New X ork
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can he
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer .,ail-
iag next day.
299 Broadway, New York.
New York, Novr. 12, 1878.


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F l-!aflilto ui --
where Blaniks, Hand-bills, &c., will bt
printed at' tie shortest notice -Ag6i0t
at St. Geori'es for the Royal Gazelle,.
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Water Street.

Potatoes !

J. & E. Atkiusons'
celebrated for nearly a ce'uirv i past, is of lie ver
best English manufacture. F,1; it- puril fiim ad gr
excellence it has obtained the following
LONDON, 1862. PARIS, 18e;7. COBDOVA, I
LIMA, 1872. VlENNA, 1873. .
Only Gold Medal for Engliih Perfiumery, Paris 18
dtkinson's Choice Perfumes fdr
White Rose, Frangipanre, Ylang Ylang, Stephora-
tis, Opopanax, Jockey Club, Ess. Bouquet
Trevol, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
And all other odours, of the finest quality only,
Celebrated Snau de Cologne
i; strongly recommended, being more lasting and
fragrant than th* Germnin kinds.
celebrated for so many years, corninnes to be mj-ne
as heretofore. It is strongly Perftiuped, and will be
found very durable in use.
and other specialties and get.eral articles of Perfi.-
mery may be obtained o all dealers ihroughoiu
World, and of the, 1l inufacturer-,
M.-& E. =TZ.IT 901
CAUTION.--Messrs. & E. ATKINsoN maiou.
factmre their articles of one and ,he best qualry
only. Purchasers are cauiioied to avoiI counltr.
feits by observing that each article is labelled with
the Firm's Trade Ma'rld, "a Whi,, Rose on a
Golden Lyre ;" printed in seven colours.
April 11, 1876-12m lf

( \ .v.,. o _. MI),,
r.A. ., .s.,

R. W. HAYW RD & CO.,
General Shipping aid
Connmmission j ierl.chants,

52 OH TZ-9 PLA-C,
F. D. S. NASH.
Messrs. A. W. PI-'94 Co., Demerara.
lion. S. -H-ffAM, I I
Jos. .M. HIAYWARD, Amint i. ,. 7. -.
St. George's, Bermuda.
D. F. SEON, Hamilton, Bermuda.
.September 17, 1878.- 2m

Per IRoyal Mail Steamer Alph%,

1 Single PHJ9TOA ,
1 Double COWCO RD,
The above will be sold at very reasonable
price for CASH.
St. Georje's, Nover. 12, 1878.-tf

\T r P'E Ii(.)ST V)IODI UATE .{tE\[ATl
; Can be obtained from the
of London,
One of the lorgast srtabliahel and W'ealthieat
Offices in Great Britain.
Through the BIANCI OFFICE in those
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item,
RISKS taken both on REAL and PERSONAL

Supplement to the Bermuda Royal


Hamilton, Tuesday, December 31, 1878.
n .


Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
islative Council.

Friday, 27th December, 1878.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
2 :Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
Joseph H. Harvey,
4 James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
69 Randal E. Webster, Colonial
The Bill entitled "An Act to regulate the Sittings
of the Court of General Assize," was returned from
the Houseof Assembly with the following Message:
Xr. President and Gentlemen of the Legislative Coun-
We are directed by the House of Assembly to j
return to your Honorable House the Bill entitled
" An Act to regulate the Sittings of the Court of
General Assize," and to acquaint your Honorable
House that the Assembly having concurred in the
several amendments proposed by your Honorable
House to be made to the said Bill, such amend -
ments have accordingly been made thereto.
Sessions' House, 20th December, 1878.
The Bill was then read the third time and passed.
A Bill entitled "An Act to continue the Post
Office Acts," was brought up from the House of
Assembly and read a first time.
The rule as to several readings of Bills and Re-
solutions on the same day having been dispensed
with by unanimous content, the said Bill was read
the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. James Tucker in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House adopted the Report.
The Hon. J. H. Harvey moved, that the stand-
ing rule be again dispensed with, and that the Bill
be now read the third time-which was agreed to.
The Bill was then read the third time and passed.
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 third time and passed.
The three forging Bills were ordered to be laid
before His Excellency the Governor by the Hon.
R. E. Webster.
Ordered, that the further consideration of the
Produce Bill be postponed for the next day of
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 31st instant, at


Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorabic
House of Assembly.
Monday, 30th December.-On motion of the Attor-
ney General the Houseresolved itself into a Commit-
tee of the whole House to consider the Governor's
Message No. 87, relating to a deficiency of Funds
for completing the St. David's Island Light House.
Mr. Cooper in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that it be recom-
mended to the House to provide by Resolution for
the additional costs of completing the St. David's
Lighthouse to the height sanctioned by Law and
for setting up the Lanthorn.
Mr. Fraser moved that the Committee rise, report
progress and ask for leave to sit again-which was
Ayes 18-Messrs. Speaker, R J P Darrell, N J
Dairell, T N Dill, R D Fraser, W J Frith, J Har-
nett, W S Masters, S A Masters, T A Outerbridge,
S C Outerbridge, J W Pearman, E Peniston, C
Peniston, J N Smith, T F J Tucker, R Tynes, T J
Nays 6-Messrs. S B Gray, E H Gosling, S A
Harvey, H G Hunt, C C Keane, T D Middleton.
The House resumed. The Chairman obtained
leave to sit again.;
The Bill to sanction a schedule of costs under
the Bermuda Bankruptcy Act, 1876-was read a
second time and committed.
Mr. Tyneq in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that the Bill be
Mr. Fraser moved that the Committee rise.
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved that the Commit-
tee rise, report progress and ask for leave to sit
again-which was negatived.
Ayes 11-Messrs. R J P Darrell, N J Darrell, S
B Gray. E H Gosling, S A Harvey, J Harnett, C C
Keane, T 1) Middleton, S C Outerbridge, E Penis-
ton, T F J Tucker.
Nays 18-Messrs. Speaker, F M Cooper, T N
Dill, R D Fraser, W J Fritb, HG Hunt, W S
Masters, S A Masters, T A Outerbridge, J W Pear-
man, C Peniston, J N Smith. T J Wadson.
Mr. Frasei's motion was affirmed.
Ayes 13 Nays 11.
The House resumed.
The Bill entitled "An Act to amend the Liquor
License Acts" was read a 3rd time and passed.
Adjourned to Friday next.
St. David's Light House Message.
BARBADOS.-Salvage.-His Honor the acting
Chief Justice delivered a long judgment on Friday
15th inst. in the Court of Vice Admiralty, in the
case of the claim of the Louisa Copiel for salvage of

the Schooner Moero. This schooner was found
abandoned at sea by the Louisa Copiel and brought
to Barbados on 17th October, 1877. The vessel was
taken possession of by the Court of Vice Admiralty
on behalf of the Crown and sold for 276 0/10 and
A he cargo for 104 15/3 and after deducting the
costs, the sum of 301 17/6 remained in the hands
of the Court. 'His Honor made the following
awards :-
Of the crew, the master, Eli Malanson, through
whose orders the derelict was saved deserves the
most, I will therefore award him 25.
The first mate, Frances McLeer and the second
Ambroise Lombard, both took an active part in se-
curing the derelict, and I think a sum of 18 for
the first, and 15 for the second, would be a fair
Of the able seamen, Wallace Saulnier appears to
have taken a more active part than the other two, I
will therefore award him the sum of 14, and the
other two able seamen, Ruben Saulnier and Samuel
Dugart, each the sum of 10.
The steward, Hilaire Comeau, though he took no
active part 'in the salvage is, for the reason I have
already given, entitled to remuneration, and I there-
fore award him the sum of 8 18/9.-Herald, Nov. 28
In the face of the attempted suppression of th
Liquor Traffic in Connecticut, it is said there is
great demand at the lager beer saloons for Schenck
beer with a wink" and at the druggists for bit-
ters," and "schnapps" and tonics," which are
mostly compounded of the poorest whiskey, dis-
uised with flavouring extracts.
The New South Wales Ministers have agreed to
remain in office in consequence of the difficulty of
forming another Cabinet.
In consequence of the death of the Grand
Duchess of Hesse, Lord Beaconsfield has requested
the postponement of the presentation, fixed for Sa-
turday, of an address and casket from the English
residents on the Pacific coast of the United States.

1878 Consummated. of 1868 confirmed Shere Ali and made a grant to
him of such assistance in money and arms as ap-
(Contiuedfro today G e.) peared conducive to the maintenance of his autho-
(Continued from to-day's Gazette.) rity. "Lord Mayo in March, 1869, met Shere Ali
The Imperial Parliament was again summoned at Umballa and recognized Shere Ali as de jure as
in the first week. of December, to provide for the well as defacto ruler of that country, and in a let-
emergency that had arisen in Afghanistan. To- ter addressed to the Pyince, engaged to view with
wards the end of September, the special mission severe displeasure any attempt on the part of his
under Sir Neville Chamberlain, the Governor of rivals to disturb his position." The capture of
Madras, accredited to Shere Ali, the Ameer of Ca- Khiva in 1873 by Russia, caused Shore Ali to b ,
bul, received a rebuff in the Khyber Pass at the suspicious of tLa Czar, and he applied to Lord
Fort of Ali Musjid. The object of this mission Northbrook, who assured him that any unprovoked
was to confer with the Ameer, arrange past misun- attack would be repelled, but the Cabinet of the
derstandings, and make provision for the future, Day not seeing a probability of any present attack,
specially frontier defences, which would prove mu- the Viceroy ultimately informed the Ameer that
tually satisfactory. The repulse of our Ambassa- the discussion of the question would best be post-
dor was both a studied and an unprovoked insult. poned to a more convenient season." The ninth
As it was known that in July the Ameer had received paragraph of the Cranbrook Despatch has given
and entertained the Russian special mission of offence to the opponents of the Beaconsfield Cabi-
General Stolietoff, bearing a letter from the Czar net, because it shows up the defective indecision of
despatched in the Spring, when a rupture between their predecessors. Henceforth the Ameer assumed
England and Russia was imminent, it was conclu- an attitude of sullen reserve. Lord Lytton sent
ded that Russian arguments had subverted the his native aide-de-camp, Ressaldar Major Khanan
Ameer's judgment, and driven him to a most un- Khan, to thel Ameer who declined to receive a
happy extreme. The British Cabinet, desirous of giv- special envoy as proposed. Our Vakeel (i.e. a na-
ing the Ameer a chance of escape from his awkward tive Agent) at Cabul reported four grievances no-
position, resolved on allowing him a final opportu- ticed by the Ameer, who, at length, deputed his
nity of retracting, but as within the day named, Minister, Synd Noor Mahomed Shan, to meet Sir
the 20th November, no reply was returned the ad- Lewis Pelly at Peshawur. As, moreover, the
vance of our forces from Peshawur began, and the language and conduct of Shere Ali, which had so
notes of their progress are so recent that further long been dubious, became openly.inimical, you ju-
reference need not be made to them. 'diciously took advantage of the sudden death of
Why, it may be asked, are we concerned about His Highness' envoy to discontinue negotiations,
Afghanistan ? Dismisssng for the moment past the bases of which had been practically rejected."
transactions, and, laying aside general considera- A vigilant attitude was observed.
tions, the answer is simply this. Russia has been In a friendly letter carried to Cabul by the
making, within the last few years, rapid Nawab Gholam Hussein Khan, you informed the
strides in Central Asia at a very great cost, Ameer of the date on which Sir Neville Chamber-
openly subjecting certain tribes and making lain was to leave Peshawur, and you gave his High-
others subordinate, obtaining an ascendency ness adequate time in which to issue orders to his
in Persia, and gradually approaching the North- local officials for the reception of the mission. You
ern boundary of Afghanistan, which on the caused it, moreover, to be intimated to His High-
West of the Punjaub presents a bold mountain- ness and his officials, that a refusal of free passage
ous front, that might some day prove a source of ex- to the mission would be regarded by you as an act
pensive irritation to British India, if accessible to a of hostility . .
Russian or any other force. The British Govern- "By every bond of international courtesy, as well
ment, therefore, consider that the North and West as by the treaty engagements of 1855, existing be-
boundaries of Afghanistan must be defended, under tween the two countries, binding. him to be the
British direction, not only in the interests of Brit- friend of our friends and. the enemy of our enemies,
ish India, but also in those of Afghanistan, which the Ameer was bound to a line of conduct the re-
we desire to be a strong independent country in verse of that which he adopted."
close alliance with us. And, if Shere All regarded Afghanistan measures about 430 miles East to
his own interest, if he could really have been made West, and 460 miles North to South, and its popu-
to understand where his strength lay, he would nation is supposed between five and eight millions-
gladly have acceded to any proposition we had to The general direction of the mountain chains is East
advance. We must take it for granted that Rus- and West, with buttresses North and South. The
sian and English lines will meet in Central Asia Afghans proper style themselves Bani Israel or
sooner or later, and that no neutral zone, plausible children of Israel, and affect to trace their descent
enough in theory and picturesque on paper, will from Saul, King of Israel. About 160 years ago,
exist. It is indeed highly desirable that border under Ahmed Shah, they became independent of
tribes should be powerful in themselves and strong- Persia.
ly supported, so that a lawless wedge may not exist. The Boerse Zeitung of St. Petersburg wrote thus:
England has no desire, and, what is more, has no "If our constant advance in Central Asia has
necessity to push her territories, in imitation of any fixed object, if we are to derive any real profit
Russia, whose aggressive designs on India she pur- from our possessions there, and not allow them to
poses meeting by the most substantial effective suck our blood and exhaust our treasure for ever
measures on the spot. The North frontier of Af we cannot remain neutral in the Afghan question
ghanistan, secured effectively, as England desires . Afghanistan is the most important
it, we need have no apprehensions of Russian suc- strategical point in the whole territory involved in
cesses, and we should be able to checkmate the the Eastern dispute, and there we can oppose Eng-
whole design which has drawn Russia into Turkis- land most advantageously with every hope of suc-
tan, and which is urging her forward in those re- cess."
gions. But Lord Carnarvon says, Better to have To q again from Lord Beaconsfield's Man-
fought Russia in Europe, than to have sought out sion House addgain from Lord Beaconsfield's Man-ess:-
a quarrel in Afghanistan, imagining that here we "But it is a fact that that frontier, (Afghanistan)
have a second Servian affair. And Gladstone, in is a hap-hazard and not a scientific frontier, and it
a spirit of humanity, thinks the Ameer sorely tried is possible, and it is in then power of any foe, so to
and ill used, and the tactics of the Beaconsfield embarrass and dit isturb ourdomnion, that we should
Cabinet, in wisdom, far astray. Th e misfortuneof under the circumstances be obliged to maintain a
the Afghan War of 1839 has been referred to some- great military force in that quarter, and consequent-
what despairingly, forgetful of the subsequent re- ly entail upon this country, and upon India, a great-
prisals and the materially altered state of affairs at ly increased expenditure. These are evils not to
this moment. It is quite true that the country be despised. . With these views we have
presents difficulties, but these we are prepared to taken such measures as we think will effect the ob-
overcome. It must not be forgotten that, jectthat we require. When these arrangements
in dealing with Oriental politics, there are except- are made-and I cannot suppose that any consider-
tional considerations to be entertained. The rule of arble timade-and I cannot suppose theyat anyre consummateder-
the Amneer is not over a settled and consolidated .able time will elapse before they are consummated,
the Aeer is not over a settledand consolidated rious e (hear, hear)-our North Western frontier will no
country, bein a collection of tribes of various ex- longer be'a source of anxiety to the English people.
tractions and prejudices swayed by their respective hall live, I hope, on good terms with our im-
chiefs. We y::ve to deal too with irritable and mWe shdiatll live, I hope, on good terms with our im-
suspicious temperaments, which are too frequently mdate neighours, and aps not on bad term s
open to no argument, and alone to be controlled by (Hear hear and cheers.)
the exhibit of physical force. Forty years ago we The Punjaub Frontier Force consists of eleven
had the same reasons for acting as we have to-day. regiments of infantry; one of guides, fiveof caval-
Onlyar as we can forecesee, we appre determined to put As ry, two light field batteries and two mountain bat-
far as we can foresee, we are determined to put series, in all 12,000 men. Being amply provided
end to the uncertainties which may exist on our te carriage, the force can be men. Being amply provided
Indian frontier. If has been plotting with carriage, the force can be mobilized in a few
Indian frontier If Russia has been plotting hours. The minor frontier outposts are guarded
against us in Afghanistan, why have we agreed to by local militia. The force at Peshawur is at pre-
the Berlin Treaty, and relieved Russia to harass us, s e composed of 35,000 men.
even indirectly, in this quarter; and why did Bea- sent composed of 35,000 men.
consfield make so little of the dangers we are ex- (To be Continued.)
posed to, and put in a word for Russia, a hope that
she would improve her peaceful opportunities, and HAMxLTON, BERMUDA, Deer. 28, 1878.
that for both countries, in the race for improvement
and civilization, there was ample room. To this DEAR Mu. EDmTO,-I would crave a small space
we may briefly reply: that, while we openly sus- in your valued paper to give a short description of
pect Russia, it is more convenient for our purposes i the Celebration of the Festival of St. John, by the
to ignore her, and to deal solely with the Ameer, Brethren of Atlantic Phoenix Lodge, of Free and
who owes his throne to our influence, and who has Accepted Masons, No. 224 of G. R. E.
shared our bounty. And is it not better to have After the working of the Second Degree, the
had one contest, and thau circumscribed, at a time, Lodge was closed, and a table spread in the Hall.
than to have had two simultaneously in hand P At 9-30 the Worshipful Master took the
The question has occupied the attention bf succes- Chair and assisted by the Immediate Past Master,
sive Cabinets and Viceroys. The currency of events Wardens and Brethren, opened the evening's festivi-
has rendered the settlement of this Afghanistan ties, singing a verse from the 100th Psalm.
question a pressing necessity, and the present gov- After the Brethren had done ample justice to the
ernment are to be commended for grappling with it well-spread table before them, the W. M. arose and
in a decided way, so as not only to accomplish our proposed the health of the "Queen and the Craft,"
purposes, but at the same time to add to our pres- coupled with that of our Grand Master, H. R. H.
tise and increase our influence in the Peninsula. the Prince of Wales. He stated that we, as

Pending the issue of a voluminous Blue Book ex- Masons, and men, deeply sympathised with our
tending back fifteen years, Lord Cranbrook pub- noble Queen in the great affliction that has lately
lished his despatch, dated from the India Office, befallen her. The health of His Excellency Sir
November 18th, to Lord Lytton, from which we give Robert Michael Laffan, was then proposed by the
a few extracts, giving a fair resume of the whole I. P. M. and was drank with great enthusiasm.
question:_ Several other toasts were then drank, amongst
Although much difference of opinion has exis- which were The Admiral, The Army and Navy,
ted and stillexists, amongst eminent authorities, on OurVisiting Brethren, The Ladies and Our Distres-
the subject of the frontier policy to be pursued by sed Brethren.
the Indian Government, that difference has refer- The Entertainment was closed with the National
ence rather to the methods to be followed, than to Anthem and Auld Lang Syne; when the Brethren
the objects in view. The consistent aim of the retired to their respective homes after a very pleas-
British Government during a series of years has ant evening.
been to establish on its North Western border a The music by the Organist, and songs from seve-
strong friendly and independent State, with inter- ral of the Brethren added greatly to the pleasures
ests in unison with those of the Indian Government of the evening. Yours respectfully,
and ready to act, in certain eventualities, as an A. MASON.
auxiliary in the protection of the frontier from
foreign intrigue or aggression."
The present Ameer, a younger son by a favourite To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
wife, was designated heir by his father, Dost Ma- HAMILTON, Deer. 28, 1878.
homed, the previous Ameer. With difficulty as SiR,-1 read your account of a Scientific Meeting
against the elder and other branches of the family, held at Warwick Camp with deep interest, and daresay
Shere Ali established himself in 1863 in the suc- I am not alone in wishing that I could have been present,
cession, whence he was driven by Afzul Khan, who to hear the able remarks delivered at it, of which I have
died at Cabul, October 1867, and was succeeded by no doubt your correspondent merely gave dn abbrevia-
his brother, Azim Khan. Shere Ali regained his ted report; and therefore .the experiments which were
throne September 1868, and, following his father's carried out are rather hard for an ordinary mindto grasp.
example, he appointed in 1873, Abdullah Jan, the Living in an Island, as we do, infested during the
son of his favourite wife, the daughter of the Meer greater part of the year, by flies, mosquitoes and other
Afzul Khan, his successor, causing disaffection in insects, might not the, "destroying force" discussed at
his family. Abdullah Jan became a victim to fever the meeting, be used to great advantage in this place,
and rheumatiy. and died last- midsummer, throw- not for military purposes alone, but to add to our
and rheumatism, and died last midsummer, throw- daily comfort. I trust you will insert. these few lines
ing the succession again into confusion. Looking in the hope that the subject may be generally known
to the present Ameer's family his grandson Ahmed and the learned Professor may be led to adapt his dis-
Ali, has the first claim, his eldest surviving son, cover, in, perhaps a modified form, to the destruction of
Yakub Khan, is in prison. Lord Northbrook re- these disturbers of our Meals and Sleep, thereby
monstrated with the Ameer in this act, while Gene- conferring an everlasting boon to many.
ral Kauffman commended him. Ayub Khan is in Amongst them your Obedient Servant,
exile, and there is another son reported idiotic. A SUFFERER.
Shere Ali's brothers are all dead, but his nephew,
Abdul Rahman, son of Afzul Khan, is with the
Russians. Lord Lawrence had acknowledged the Abdul Kerim and Redif Pashas, with other
actual rulers as they appeared, and in the autumn exiled officials, have been sent to Rhodes.

In St. John's Church to the late *Rector of Pem-
broke and Devonshire.

Cost in Edinburgh
Freights, pasurance, and Customs due
C. W. & W. Gray, London, commiss
Duty and small charges here
Expense ereptin

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Miss Yates
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