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__am__ Bd T De -_ --c-ouembe- 16, 1879. -a- --
Proceedings of the Ilonorable Leg-
Tuesday, 9th December, 1879.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
S Eugenius Harvey,
Joseph H. Harvey,
1" James Tucker, Recr. General,
G. S Tucker.
S Randal E. Webster, Col. Secy.
A Bill entitled "An Act to amend the Lunatic
Asylum Acl, 1874," was brought up from the House
of Assembly and read a first tim,.
The Rule as to several readings of Bills and Re-
solutions on the same day having been suspended
by unanimous consent, the Bill was then read
the second time.
The House went into Commitiee thereon.
The Hon. E. Harvey in the Chair.
The- Cmmittee rose.
* The -louse resumed.
SThe Chairman reported the Bill without-amend-
The House adopted the Report, and the standing
Rule having been again suspended by unanimous
consen', th Pill was then read the third time and
"passed, and ordered to be laid before His Excel-
lency the Governor lby th. Hon. R. E. Webster.
The following Message was also brought up from
the Illuse of Assembly :-
Mr. President and Gehtlemen of the Legislative Coun-
SWe are directed by the House of Asembly to
acquaint your Honoraiiblt House that thrre is no
fiuriter business before the House to engage. its
Sessions' House, 5th Deer., 1879.
Ordered, that the following Message be sent to
li Excellency the Governor, the same to be de-
livered by the Hon. R. E. Webster:-
/May it Please Your Ec?lenicy;
I am directed by the Lbeei. ;ve Council to ac-
qulaint Your Excellency tliat there is no further
business before the Council to engage its attention.
Council Chamber, 9th Decr., 1879.
Ordered also, that the lfllowing Message be sent
to the House of Assembly, the same to be delivered
by the lion. R. E. Webster:-
,Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly :
I am directed by the Legiliative Council to in-
form your Honorable Hou-et that the Council has
no further business before it to require its attention.
Council Chamber, 9th Deer., 1879.
SAdjourned to Friday next, the 12th instant at
YTork Street, St. George's.
TH. Proprietor of ibe ibove Esialulil)hnient
is prepared to receive BOARDIERS, either
e'erniainr'n: or 'Iransient and to provide Lunch-
enu., &c., at shortest notice and reasoiaUlbl
Strangers or others i i-iing St. George's will
find in the above ista;llisihment everything de-
girable for ilicir Comfort.
St. George's, 17th Novr 1879.
Edwin A. Meyer,
Wholesale and Retail French and
OltN \M'EN rS for Christmas ''roe of all
images, Baskets, Walkiig Canes, .\pples, &c.,
made to order, all from pure su rar.
Ask for MEYER'S Celebrated COUGII
DROPS for Colds, Coughs and Consumption.
Best Thing in the World. It has cured millions.
The Trade.expressly invited.
East Broadway, hiamilton,
December 1st, 1879.-3 pd. i
TANTALrUS.- Irish Waiter (to Commercial Gent.,
who had done a good stroke of business already)
Brikfast? Yessir. What'llyer have, yer honour
-tay or coffee ?"-Commercial Gent. (hungry and
jubilant): Coffee, and fried sole, and mutton
cutlet to follow !"-Waiter (satirically) ; "Anny-
thihg else, Surr?"-Commercial Gent.: "Yes,
stewed kidneys. Ah i and a savoury omelette i"-
SWaiter: Yessir. Anything--" Commercial Gent.:
I"eNo, that will do--."-Waiter (with calm con-
tempt) : And do ye expict to find the likes o'
them things bere ? Sure, ye'll get what yez always
got-bacon and iggs !"-Puneh.
7T HE STORE of the late CHAIN LES MO2R-
GAN ,Esqr., opposite the ('ricket Field
Will be Re-opened,
This day, Tuesday,
D it v G 0 0 D S,
Of Superior quality, recently Imported, which,
in order to close the Estate, will be So!d off
at greatly reduced Prices for Cash only.
JEREMIAH BURRO WS,
J. NORMAN HARVEY,
Sealrset, 4th Noeomber, 1819.
On Thursday afternoon,
18th December, 1879,
TITE YOUN(i LADIES OF THE TOWN OF
ST. GEORGE PURPOSE HAVING A
Useful & Fancy Articles,
C E C E BA .YI S,
CONFECTION RY and REPRESHIMENTS
in variety, will be provided.
Tea will be served at Six o'clock.
Doors opened at 3 o'clock. Admission 6d.
Proceeds of Sale to be appropriated towards
liquidating the debt on the St. George's Gram-
mar School Building.
Subscriptions in Cash, donations of Useful
or Fancy Articles, Plants, Fruits or Flowers,
&c., will be thankfully received from friends
throughout the Island, and can be forwarded
prior to 18th Proximo to any of the under-
MRS. ALBERT INGLIS,
MISS SUSAN LITTLE FIELD,
IiRS. LOU3IA SUTTON,
MISS JEANETTE 1-ANKIiN,
MISS EDITH HAYWARD.
St. George, Bermuda, )
28th Nov., 1879.
'I'lIE Undersigned respectfully informis his
S Customers and the Public generally that
he has removed his 11B )T & S! OEM1 \KING
EST'ABLISHM ENT to the Corner of Front
and Burnaby Streets, only a hop, step and a lap
from the Me.leic;l I all.
0: APPRENTIC E Wanted to thie Busi-
JOH N lOGAN,
Boot and Shoemaker.
Hamilton, December 9th, 1879.-3
Two women at union Tenn., had a duel in regu-
lar man style. They both fired at the word, and
one bit a boy who was climbing over the fence
with a watermelon, and the other hit a calf in the
field. Both having drawn blood, they acknowl-
edged that they bad received satisfaction.
FOR SALE CIHEP FOR CASH,
A Consignment of
35 C \ SES' 3 IDoz. each Bottled
3 Cases 9 Dozen Superior PALES SHERR IY
23 '" 23 CI.ARE'
7 7 PORT WINEf
12 12 PALE BRANDY
12 12 Scotch WHISKEY
4, 4 CHAMPAGNE
The above G')OODS have been particularly
selected in London as a Sainple Lot for thi
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
25 Front Street
Hamilton, Decr. 2, 1879.
The Un lersigned will receive from
Shediac, ex "' T. 1!. A. Pitt," in a few days,
His usual supply of Superior
Selected expressly for Bermuda Market.
J Limited quantity of Minnesota
Seed, Flat Leaf
Which will be offered Cheap for Cash and on
accommodating terms to approved Purchasers
THOSE. H. PITT.
Hamilton, Nov. 3, 1879.
A GENTLEMAN who had been absent for a con-
siderable time, and who, during his travels, had
grown a heavy beard, visited a relative whose little
girl had been his especial pet. The little girl made
no demonstration by saluting him with a kiss as
usual.-" Why, child," said the mother, "don't
you give your old friend a kiss?"-" Oh, ma,"
answered the child, with perfect simplicity, I
don't see any place."
Dundonald Street, Hamilton.
I Quick Sales & Small
PO ts 1 T HE fell
Profits. Theatre il, the
JUSTRECEIVEDn 11517present Se
JUST RECEIVED,,, OSP 9 \.
PBI.A,. FLOUR D)o. Rye Fl,O1Jl I '
I Bags COiN 10' s. so ara ifi c 0erfor 1'1) 1879.-BSe"e
Bags \VW EAT will be given by Ladies and Officers of No. 1-The
Bbls. Kerosene O 150, 120, an. 115 Fire Test the Garrison, (In f
Bils. POT'\TOiES 1)o.A IPLES Under the Patronage of His Excellency No. 2-An
Bl51. CA RR OT TH E GO V RNO-7 Acts.
Bids. ONIONS & TURNIPS
Fir kis and Tubs BU frT'rt JAnd Lady Laffa. No. 3-
Boxes C 11. i; F "lF, from I 10 to it) I.. N-- the ma
'ierces if \m.\ & SillO)U1I ,:) S ON
Boxes BACON (In f
Kits No. I MACKiE EL-very fat. W' wednesday & I thursday
Barrels SAT P
Barrels SALTC d ad p The 17th and 18th December, 1879, when will
Barrels Crushed and Powilerd 1GAR be prolied the following
t ," I" be priiii-'ei the following :
lif. Cle.his English breakfast and Oolong Ocr WED SD 07t DecT., N w
T Tr AS On WEDJVESDMY, 17th Decr., N-W
Bags RICL BIs. C;rlina 1. iC'lt :A I,
Boxes CANDLE$ THE "!
Illf. BIs. Iearl BA~RLEYV I,.. Oil MEAL :''To be followed by OTICE
Kerosene Oil TANKS, 60 galls. the 3
Bs. Corn Mlt Bals H l Y 'oodcocks Little Game. the3
Barrels Fish G U'O N, A fi
Onion Box AlJ TERl? I L On Thursday, the 18th Decr.,
I Barrels Garnct PO TATOES T L A.DIES 5ATTL2, Will eEx
Thle abovo are offered CIIE \' ) C \StI. To be followed by
To be followed by
A. L i, 1' ING L IS. r The fol
27,V1, 31 a7.- i ; 'l J .1 B lic informs
S t. (eorq 's Novi. 27, !>'719.- 3 ins. A .! ho
erges, Nor. 7, 1 .-3 ns. To conclude with
BE AGREEABLE AT MEALS.-Every one can do ,,.r'" 1L U. 3 r O .
something to add to the special life at the table ; asa
Dr. Holbook. If one cannot tall: he can li-:e or
ask. Good listeners are as necessary as good talk- By kind permission of Major Iereford and ataill oi,
ers. Never argue at the table, but tell pleasant sto- Officers ot the Iegiment, the BN 4I) of I-19th
riea, relate or read anecdotes, and look out for the Princess of \Vales Own Regiment, will perform. St. D
good of all. Sometimes a single anecdote from a l'Pro'gramme.s and Tickets to be olt:iiin at *
pai;'-r starts a conversation that lasts during the the Royal Gazette" Stationery Store, where
meal-time. A family table ought to be bright and plns of the Theatre may be seen. ITAT
cheerful, a sort o! domestic altar where every one ITUAT]
casts down his or her oiT.fmiii., great or small, of PRICES OF A MII sition
pleasantness and peace, where, for at least a brief jI P CS OF Al)24l .ra lty Chai
space in the day, all an'rnyanc.es are laid aside, all Dress Circle 3/. Reserved Seats 1/6. white Octa
stormy tempers hushed, all quarrels healed, every Pit 1/. Gallery 6d. Lantern ai
one being glad and content to sit down at the same Doors open at 7'30. Performance com- It will e
board and eat the same bread and salt, making it, mences at 8 o' lock. Garriages at 11. of the 2nd
whether it were a rich repast or a dinner of herbs, M JOHN H. RANDALL of N. 450o
equally a joyful, almost sacramental, meal. Ctge 1Manager, E JO N RANDA N. an4
Capt. l'uzaY, R. E. MI. uger. by N. and
P *Mag.] or
For a December 2, 1879. section ex
I.The genuine Eastern Island pure AthL,
One of Kent's Patent
Neariy new, recently imported from England;
will clean 9 Table Knives and one Carver.
Also, a large American
RE F R I E RA TOR,
Suitable for a Club or Hotel.
I- Jersey E6 ifer CWiL F,
thorough bred, one year old, imported from
New York last year, Price 10.
For further particulars apply to M E S S
PREISI )ENT, 46th Regiment, St. George's.
St. George's, 28th Novr., 1879.
7I he subscriber,
lHas Received from VWest Indies
and will Sell Cheap,
50 Bis. Bright Molasses
25 Barrels Muscovado SUGAR
A i' eral Discount will be allowed for Cash.
HENRY A. SMITH.
Hamilton, 1st December, 1879.-3
Go to N. A. Cooper
OR t HEP UOD 3.U
He has just Received per Sir George F. Sey-
mour" direct, and via New York, from London,
A Choice SELECTION in Variety,
Also, his usual Supply per Canima" of Ame-
rican GOODS and GROCERIES.
N. A. .COOPER,
10h November, 1879.
AMBIGUOUS.-" 'Tis said absence conquers love,'
quoted a husband, in writing home to his wife
from whom he had been some time away. I hope,
dear, it won't be so in your case."--" Oh, no," she
replied, in her next letter, "the longer you stay
away the better I shall like you."
Something ,jew t
Something New !
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.-I take the
liberty of calling your attention to my
great Variety of pure
French and American Candies,
Manufactured every day in lamilton.
Also, Families and Wedding Parties Sup-
plied with ICE CREAMS, at shortest notice.
EDWIN A. MEYEI?.
East Broadway, lamilton,
December Ist, 1879.-4 pd
Fish GUA NO.
Wo are now Receiving a SITPPILY of this
superior FEIRTILIZER, well-known as the
only reliable Producer of a large and early Crop
of Onions, and superior to any other in use as a
A full Supply of the very best
Seed Garnet Potatoes,
being carefully selected by hand to avoid mix-
tures, will be kept through the Season for our
numerous Customers of the last few years, all
of which will, we hope, favor U3 with their
B: W. WALKER & CO.
Ilamilton, Nov. 11, 1879.
A QUESTION FOR THE 9TH.--Why do the Paris-
ians call their Mansion Houses Mlairies" ?-As a
matter of" Polly"-ey, or what ?
THE English Lakes are wet, but in Sweden there
is a Lake Wetter.
rPHE Subscriber has lately Im-
ported a large
fIS &8 0 Er P I -
For the purpose of Grinding Bones, for Fer-
tilizing, and is now ready to serve the Public with
Any Person having BONES to Sell vill
please apply to the Proprietor of the Ilamilton
Steam Saw, Bone and Grain Mill Establish-
Hamilton, Bermuda, Nov. 16th, 1879.
John M. DeWolfe,
Manufacturer of all kinds of
C a r v i at a ri V I
HALIFAX, N. S.
Carriages built expressly for Bermuda when
Agent at Bermuda.
September 8, 1879.-12mn.
A Cotta Ye,
Near Cedar Avenue.
Terms Moderate. Possession given January
For Particulars apply to
THOSE. HAL LETT r,
Or HENRY HALLETI',
December 8th, 1879.-3 Devonshire,
'. L 0
over the a
toria or fr
Colonial Secretary's Ofce,
1ST DECEMBER, 1879.
lowing ACTS have been passed by
legislature of Bermuda during the
R. E. WEBSTER,
e Audit Act, 1879.
orce to 31st December, 1884.)
Act to amend the Liquor License
(In force indefinitely.)
Act to make better provision for
maintenance of Sch,:.11-ls.
orce to 31st December, 1.82.)
is hereby given that on and after
rd November, 1879,
xed White Light,
Of the 2nd Order
:hibited at the Lighthouse on Mount
Hill, St. David's Island.
owing particulars are given for Pub-
Clerk Lighthouse C.,,'dni;ssionirs.
18th Oct., 1879.-8
wid's Ts nd Lig ht-
ED on St. David's Island in the po-
marked, Look Out" 138, Admi-
rt Bermuda Islands No. 360-is a
ngonal Building 55 feet from base to
nd 208 feet 9 inches above Sea level.
Exhibit a FIXED WHITE LIGHT
order, visible between the bearings
W. true [N. 38 W. Mag.] round
I E. to S. 440- W. true [S. .520 W.
over an arc of 2700. Th'e dark
tends over the remaining arc of 9.
h11 by the !i:i':lmhni.;.-l contrivalnce of
irn the Light should be visible all
irc of 27-1 P b,..for, ii entione1l, it will
pted, by the lands ab.iut Fort. Vic-
om a bearing of N. 34 W. (West.)
ANIEL JAMES BURItOWS,
a Branch Pilot of the West End,lhas this
day been found guilty of gross negligence and
carelessness, while acting as Pilot of British
Schooner Sam.Weller," Down, Master, on
tho,28th ultimo, and we adjudge the said DAN-
ITEL JAMES BURROWS do pay a penalty
of Ten Pounds do forfeit the Pilotage of said
Vessel, and be Suspended as a Branch Pilot
for the period of Eighteen Monuths from this
date, and further to pay the cost in this bclhalf
amounting to Thirty Eight Shilling,.
JAMES II. THIS, J. P.,
W. T. ROBERTS, J.P.,
St. George's, 1
20th day of November, 1879.
Western Entrance, Town of Ham-
Carts and Drays,
F[THE UNDERSIGNED begs to inform the
Inhabitants of Bermuda and the Public
generally that he has o.eled a
at the Western Entrance of the Town of Hlam-
ilton, where can be obtained at all hours, and
at reasonable rates, Comfortable CAR t I.GES,
Quiet and Good HORSES, with Steady Driv-
ers. Also, Horse CARTS and DRAYS.
N.B.-AII orders to be left at the Store of
FRED. A. WHITE, ESQR., Queer Street, Ham-
H. F. CONYERS.
Hamilton, Sept. 80, 1879.
In Parliament Street,
In the Town of Hamilton.
The Lot ha aa frontage on the Stieet of 2- feet
and is 30 feet deep. The House is a two stomy
building, fitted with shelves, in lower story f r
,a Shop. 'The situation is very good and the price
For further particulars please app'y t) S.
BRowNLOW GRAY, EsQR.
Hamilton, Nov. 25hb, 1879,
SE R BE).... ROYAL GAZETTE.
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IHamilton, December 16, 179.
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Deer. 0-Schr. William Taylor, Cumminger, St.
M1arys, N.S.; assorted cargo.-Agent, A. R.
10 -r.:il Str. Flamborough, Frazer, New York
assorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
12-Barque Lady Milne, Barneson, London; goods
for merchants and government stores.-Agents,
N. T. Butterfield & Son.
15-Schr. Meteor, Dunsconibe, Barbados; rum and
sugar to T. J. Wadson.
Dec 8-Brigt. T. H. A. Pitt, Youug, Halifax.
9-Steamer Alpha, Doane, St. Thomas, W.I.; 100
bls. apples, 300 tons assorted cargo.
0--Schr. Sea Foam, Smith, Yarmouth, N.S.
12-Mail Str. Fi:,.blorough, Frazer, New York;
9 pkgs. arrowroot, 40 boxes tomatoes, 15 bales
rags, 1 crate palmetto leaves, 1 corn mill.
S13-Schr. J. L. Cottor, Black, Wilmington, N.C.
In the Mail Steamer Flamborough on Wednesday
last fror New York:-Miss B. NMaters, Captain W.
H. Peniston, Mrs. Peniston and 5 children, Lieut.
Morris, 46th Regt., Dr. W. Nelson, Messrs. Thomas
S. Square, W. Allen, I'. J. Outerhridge.-2nd Cabin,
Miss S. A. Williams, J. A. Hayward, J. A. Adams.-
Steerage, B. Conyers.
In the Meteor, Messrs. T. J. Gilbert and Durham
In the R. M. Steamer Beta, on the Sth instant, for
iTalifax:-Captain Parb ilo, 97th, Mrs Partridge and
child, Dr. Street. A.M.D., Lieut. E. Cornwall Legh,
R,.N.-2nd Cabin. Sergt, and Mrs. Sadler, 97th.-Deck,
Sapper Turner,; .E. Eugene Brunell, and 8 distressed
Seamen from St. Thomas.
In the 'lail Stemner Flambhorovah, on l; 1'av last,
for New York; Captain Traill, II.M. 19th, Master
Traill, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Talbot, Mr. and Mrs.
Overbury and 2 children, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Brentigan,
Miss Dimnock, Dr. Biddulphl, R.N., E. C. Jackson,
Esqr.-?nd Class, G. Dunn, Miss E. E. Lambert.
In the Steamer Alpha, for St. Thomas, T. J. Light-
The Bark Nausika. at New York November 28, re-
ports that on the 16th of same in lat. 32-26, long. 62,
picked up 29 bls. petroleum oil, marked Refined Pe-
troleum, Pittsburg," with the words for export" in the
Scntre. Some of the barrels were very much burned
and looked as if they had been on fire."
The yard of a vessel, alluded to in our lasas having
drifted on shore near Devonshire Bay, a few days be-
fore, must have belonged to a large vessel, as it mea-
sured 19n inches in diameter. The rigging of the por-
tion of the mast spoken of fouled in the breakers ; as
the wind changed off shore the mast again drifted to
Additional lots of Kerosene Oil have drifted on the
South Shore both in Southampton and Sandys Parish.
The Brig CZ-.-v~i. ,-, from Demerara for Baltimore
on November "'l0t at night, in lat. 32'20, long. 73'20,
encountered a very heavy storm commencing I.S.V.
and veering quickly to W.; heaviest from S.S.W.,
lasting 4 hours, and then settled down in a heavy N.W.
H.M.S. Terror is to be paid off at Bermuda and recom-
missioned on January 1st, 1880, but it will be but little
ditfprenme to the officers, as not one of them has yet
served three years in the ship.-Army and Navy Gaz-
ette. Nov. 22.
H. M. S. Argus, Commander R. H. Harris, from
Jamaica at Spithead, 12th ult. She is to be paid off
and go in the 4th Division of the Reserves.
The Portuguese Jrigt. Julio Cesar Puerto, Captain
F. P. Campos, 28 days from Pernambuco with sugar,
bound to New York, was boarded by 'ilot Timothy
Seymour on 10th December. Captain desired to bere-
It appears by the Memoirs" that we advertise,
and which we are informed are published for the
benefit of the widow and children, that Mr. Perenchief
left Bermuda in 1847 at the'age of 17 years for the
United States, where he soon obtained a situation
in a Counting House in which he remained.about 2
years when he'decided to study for the Church. He
entered Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, in
1850, and after the regular course of five years,
completed his studies in a course of two years in
the Episcopal Theological Seminary in New York.
He was ordained in Trinity Church, N. Y., in 1857
and left the following day for "Kanzas" in the far
West, but the hardships of that new, opening
Country added to a constitution that had been im-
paired by trials and privations in the prosecution
of his studies, his health soon yielded, gnd he was
compelled to return lo the East, though he never
quite recovered, and his life thereafter continued to
be one of suffering, and frequent changes in hopes
of relief, till it terminated at the age of 47 years,
after a ministry of 20 years. The volume closes
with "Tributes of Affection" from the Presiding
Bishop of the American Church, and many of the
Clergy, who speak of him "as a man of extraordi-
raty gifts and of remarkable traits of character.
Dr. Wolfred Nelson, a special correspondent,
came in the Steamer Flamborough, on her last trip
from New York, and is staying at the Hamilton
Hotel. Dr. Nelson, while on a tour for his health
represents, The Daily Graphic--New York ; The Ga-
zette. The Star, The Canadian Illustrated News, and
The Canada Medical Record, of Montreal. The
name will be familiar to many of the older Bermu-
dians, who will remember his Grandfather-the late
Dr. Wolfred Nelson, one of the Canadian exiles to
Bermuda in 1838.
Dr. Nelson, during Christmas week, will probably
deliver a series of Illustrated Lectures, on Foreign
Travel-on Paris, The Rhine, Ireland and its
Castles, and London, etc., with Statuary. The
American Press has spoken in the most favorable
manner of his Lectures, they being highly interest-
ing and instructive.
Prospect Officers V. St. George's Officers.
This, the opening match of the season, was played at
Prospect December 10th, according to the Rugby
Union Rules, and resulted after an exciting game in a
draw in favor of Prospect, St. George's having to
touch down three times in self defence. St. George's
began with only 13 and during the course of the
game Morris and Ireland had to retire. Prospect also
lost the services of Molony soon after the game began.
For Prospect ilessrs. Eden, Fearon, Phayre and Ken-
nedy were most conspicuous behind, whilst the forwards
all worked hard. For St. George's Carden was never-
idle for a m ment and was well backed up by Messrs.
Ashlly, Morris and Young.
PROSPECT.-J. I. Eden, R. Phayre, J. Fearon, E.
C. Kennedy, (Behind), Major Handley, C. F. Spottis-
woode, A. Se Hadow, F. G. Wintle, C. S. Molony, W.
R. Winter, W. A. Chauncy, J. Davies, E. L. Here-
path, A. E. Searle. G. S. Handcock (Forward.)
ST. GEoRGE's.-H. P. Carden, G. A. Ashby. II. G.
Morris, K. H. Young, A. Morrison, (Behind), C. Cot-
trell, W. Lambert, R. S. Ireland, T. G. iBooth, J. 8.
Nevel, E. J. Hollway, H. C. Perkins, W. L. Harvey
An Inquest was held in Devonshire Parish, on
the 3rd inst., before Charles C. Keane, Esqr., Coro-
ner, on view of the body of John Williams, late Pri-
vate 1-19th Regiment, who was found drowned in
Eobinson's Bay, North Side, Devonshire Parish, on
the forenoon of the same day.-Verdict accord-
PROROGATIONN OF THE
SPEEqCH OF HIS EXCELLENCE THE
GOVERNOR ON THE OCCASION.
On Friday last, at 1 p.m., His Excellency
Major-General SI R. M. LAFFAN, K.C.M.G.,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief, accom-
panied by Lady Laffan, and attended by Capt.
Brain, Brig.'Maj., Acting as Aide-de-Camp,
came down to the Council Chamber for the
purpose of closing the Second Session of the
Legislature for the year 1879. His Excellency
was received by a Guard of Honor from the
1/19th Regiment, under the command of Cap-
tain Munro, Lieutenants McCartney with the
Queen's Colors and Kennedy, and as he rode
up the Guard presented arms whilst the Band
of the Regiment played the National Anthem.
On entering the Council Chamber His Ex-
cellency was received by the President and
Members of Her Majesty's Council. The at-
tendance on this occasion was not so numerous
as usual, in consequence of its not being gene-
rally known when the Prorogation was to take
place. Among.those present we noticed, Col.
Gordon, C.R.E., Mrs. Gordon and Miss Gor-
don, Commissary General Lilley and Mrs.
Lilley, District Commissary General Randall
and Miss Randall, Capt. Pilleau, R.E., and
Mrs. Pilleau, Capt. Puzey, ,.E., and Mrs.
Plzey, Capt. Holt, R.M.L.I., and Mrs. Holt,
Col. Bennett, 46th Regt., Major Hereford,
1/1lth Regt., Deputy, Surgeon General
O'Leary, Capt. Davis, A.R.P., Capt. McClin-
toch, 1/19th Regt., and Lieuts. Phayre, Fran-
cis and Ashby, and Asst. Cory. Wintle; Mrs.
S. C. Outerbridge, Miss OCu'.-b:r711 'e, the
.Ii ,., Gray, the Misses Butterfield, the Misses
Gilbert, the :Misses Masters, Mrs. Legh and
The Provost Marshal General having been
directed by His Excellency the Governor to
request the attendance at the Council Chamber
of the House of Assembly, the Members of
the Honorable House, headed by their Speak-
er, the Hon. Samuel Saltus Ingham-were
soon in attendance when His Excellency de-
livered, in a clear and impressive manner, the
Mr. President and IHonorable Gentlemen of the
Mr. Speaker and Geenlemen of the Honoralrle
House of Assembly;
I am glad to be able now to close this
Second Session of Parliament for the year
When I called you together on the 16th
ultimo I informed you that three Bills would
be laid-before you on behalf of the Govern-
ment-an Education Bill-an Audit Bill-and
a Bill providing temporary clerical assistance
in the Colonial Secretary's Office for the
purpose of securing the regular and accu-
rate recording of Wills and Deeds.
You have passed a very good Educa-
tion Act and a very good Audit Act, and
I feel quite sure that both those measures
will be productive of great good to this
community. I have seen with regret how-
ever that you have been unable to come
to an agreement as to the manner in which
the temporary clerical assistance should be
supplied which is so much needed in the
Colonial Secretary's Office for recording
Wills and Deeds. I trust that early next
Session you may be able ,to pass a good
practical measure for this purpose and thus
remove a public inconvenience which is now
very much felt.
Soon after the opening of the Session
I received an application from the Medical
Superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum re-
questing me to recommend his claim for
an increase of salary to the favorable con-
sideration of the Legislature. I received at
the same time an application from the Co-
lonial Surveyor requesting me. to recommend
to the favorable consideration of the Legis-
lature his claim for an allowance for the
purpose of keeping a horse and carriage to
enable him to attend properly to his multi-
farious and widely scattered duties. These
applications I had much pleasure in re-
commending as I felt that the Medical Su-
perintendent of the Lunatic Asylum fully
deserved an increase of salary and I felt
also that it would- be for the interests of the
Colony to grant the Colonial Surveyor such
an allowance as would enable him to travel
about rapidly from place to place and thus
perform with efficiency his duties as Super-
intendent of Public Works.
I am glad to see that you have in-
creased the Salary of 'the Medical Superin-
tendent of the Lunatic Asylum, and I have
been very sorry to see that the Honorable
House of Assembly has not made any pro-
vision for granting a travelling allowance
to the Colonial Surveyor. I do not think
it- possible' for that Officer alone and unaided
to attend efficiently to the numerous impor-
tant public works and public interests en-
trusted to his charge without incurring an
amount of expense in travelling which I do
not feel justified in imposing upon him and
I fear therefore that the prosecution of some
public works must for the present be post-
poned. I shall take an early opportunity
next Session of having this subject brought
once more before you and I trust you will
then adopt such measures for increasing the
efficiency of the Colonial Surveyor's Depart-
ment as will provide for the more effective
superintendence of the expenditure on Pub-
I feel much pleasure now-in releasing
you from further attendance upon your
Parliamentary duties, as I know how anx-
ious many of you must be to devote
your time and attention to those agricultural
operations upon which the prosperity of
this Colony so greatly depends. I trust
that the Crops, for the production of
which preparations are now about to be
made, will prove abundant in quantity
and excellent in quality, and that the re-.
turning commercial prosperity of the Uni-
ted States will ensure favorable prices for
LODDON, Dec. 5.-A Valparaiso telegram re-
ceived here confirms the previors report of disaster
to the-Chilian forces at the mouth of the Leo River.
After a stubborn fight 1500 Chillans surrendered
to the allies with all their cannon and ammunition.
The Chilliap commander was killed,
ANNUAL INSPECTION OF THE 46TH REGI-
His E::;., riT:y Major-General Sir R,. M. Laffan,
K.C.M.G,, Governorand Commander-in-Chief of these
Islands, made his Annual Inspection of the 40th South
Devon i'.e.il..r ll, at St. George, on Monday the 8th
The n.y': *rt paraded on the Garrison Cricket
Ground in Review Order, with valises, &c,, and was
formed up in line at 11 a.m. Precisely at thst hour
Ilis Excellency arrived on the field accompanied by his
Staff and was received by a Royal Salute, the splendid
Band of the Corps playing the National Anthem.
His Excellency then rode up and down the line and
made-a minute inspection of the men and their appoint-
ments, after which they marched past in quick and
double time. Sir Robert afterwards witnessed Captains
Grieve, Farwell, Browne and Reevos put the Regiment
through several Battalion evolutions, and also exam-
ined the Subalterns in Company drill. The Parade
having been dismissed the Major General made an in-
spection of the Regimental and Company books and in-
spected the Barrack rooms and men's kits, at the din-
We understand that His Excellency fully expressed
to the Regiment on parade, the high opinion he enter-
tained of it in every respect, both in the Field and in
Quarters, even to the assurance that of the very many
Regiments he had, become acquainted with during his
long service, there was not one in his opinion superior
to the 46th. He had been specially commissioned by
His Royal Highness the Field Marshal Commanding-
in-Chief to convey to Colonel Bennett, His Royal
Highnesses approbation of the highly satisfactory re-
ports that had reached him after previous inspections of
the Corps since its arrival at Bermuda.
There was a large iui'i ,.i of ladies and others pre-
sent who watched the several movements in the
Captain Grant, 46th Regt., completed his 2 years
service with the Depot Companies at Bodmin on Sat-
urday last and was to be relieved by Captain Newman
on that day.
2nd Lieut. Morris, 46th Regt., returned from leave
of absence on Wednesday last.
THE SLIPS OF THE GRAPE VINES IMPORT:.
ED BY GOVERNOR LEFROY IN 1875.
The last Mail brought us a letter from our late
Governor, Lieut.-General Sir J. H. Lefroy, in
which he mentions his intention to print some-
thing on the Botany of Bermuda, and that he
should be glad to get through our Gazette informa-
tion as to what has become of the numerous slips
of choice Grapo Vines he imported and gave away
in 1875: whether any of them have come into
bearing; if so, of what sorts, and what the quality
of the fruit has proved to be.
The Lieut.-General would also like to know, in
cases of failure, whether the vines have been pro-
perly manured, pruned, the bunches thinned and
generally if they have received the attention with-
out which it is impossible to have fine fruit.
We will be glad to receive and publish in the
Gazette, of which the General receives regular cop-
ies, such information as the recipients of the Vines,
can give in reference thereto.: We"'have eaten, on
nore than one occasion, some delicious grapes
grown by Mr. W. O. Whitney, in Southampton
Parish, from Vines given him by General Lefroy
-but we will let 7'.. Whitney speak for him-
ARRIVAL OF THE ENGLISH MAIL OF 26TH
H. M. S. Borer, Commander Arlington, from
Halifax, arrived on Sunday last, bringing the Eng-
lish Mail of the 26th November.
The new Flagship, the Northampton was expected
to leave Portsmouth yesterday for Bermuda.
H. M. S. Blanche, Captain Knowles, arrived
yesterday from Barbados, which Island she left on
the 6th instant.
IT. M. S. Tourmaline, hence at Barbados.
SThere were still some few cases of yellow fever
Sir John H. Glover, K.O.M.G., Governor of New-
foundland, and Lady Glover, arrived at Halifax
from St. Johns on the 4th instant in the Steamer
Caspian. Sir John and Lady Glover are said to be
on a visit to Sir 1Hugh Allen.
The Hon. A. W. Harvey was also a passenger
to Halifax by the Caspian from St. Johns.
Brevet-Major Chard, V.C., received on Monday
in Plymouth, his native town, a sword of honour,
with a massive silver sheath, and a gold chronome-
ter, from the inhabitants. The meeting was presi-
ded over by the Mayor, and among the speakers
were the Earl of St. Germans, the Earl of Mount
Edgcumbe, and Sir :.' ,- y Lopes, M.P.
99TH REGIOENT.-We learn from HTr'!ritzl:,urg, on
Oct. 18, that "the head-quarters of the 99th Regt.
are about to be removed from Fort Napier. The
detachment that has been stationed here for some
time leaves for Pinetown, prior to embarkation for
H. M. Troopship Himalaya, Capt. H. W. Brent,
left Portsmouth on Saturday. The probable dates
of arrival and departure at various ports are as fol-
low :-St Vincent-Arrival, Nov. 25: departure,
Nov. 26. Ascension-Arrival, Dec. 4; departure,
Dec. 6. Simon's Bay-Arrive, Dec. 19; sail, Dec.
25. Natal-Arrive, Dec. 30 ; sail, Jan. 4. Simon's
Bay-Arrive, Jan. 8; sail, Jan. 11. Ascension-
Arrive, Jan. 20; sail, Jan, 23. Bermuda-Arrive,
Feb. 7 ; sail, Feb. 12. Gibraltar-Arrive, Feb. 21;
sail, Feb. 24. Portsmouth-Arrive, March 1.-
Army and Navy Gazette, Nov. 22.,
19TH REGIMENT.-Captain Simonet and Lieut.
Mathison, 1st Batn., have been posted to the depot.
The latest intelligence from and relating to Af-
ghanistan may be told in a few words. Communi-
cation between Cabul and the K;I-.1, ;r has been es-
tablished, and Government has -:.;' io n -", a broad-
gauge railway from Peshawur to Jellalabad. We
fear, however, that this will be a work of some time.
A brigade under Baker has marched to meet a body
of i'..l:.ian troops advancing by the Kandahar
road, but a telegram from the Vi,. r .-.- asserts that
they will disperse to their bomes. The troops at
Cabul arg very busy shutting themselves for the
w inter, an;d there is a rumiour that a permanent
barracks will be built on the Siah Sung hill. Gen.
Roberts has been granted the local rank of Lieut -
Generti, and is to commandd all the tr-eops west of
I"eai;~'. ur. This'fact, the rumour of th-e construc-
tion of a pr': mi:,reit barracks, and the sanction of a
railway, all took as if a permanent, or at all events
a pri.!, nc.-i, occupation of Afghanistan were in-
tended. No announcement of the intentions of
Government has, however, yet been made, and we
must wait patiently till the otinog of Parliament.
The Times states that "Col. Levell, R.E., who'
accomy anied by Lieut. 1irussey, proceeded to Brit-
ish Columbia a few months ago, by order of the
Imperial authorities, in order to examine and re-
port upon the condition of the defences there, has
now returned. Heconsiders Esquirault untenable
in the event of an attack by hostile vessels, and re-
commends the erection of certain defensive-works at
Nanaimo, which is tbe coaling station of the Brit-
ish Navy in the North Pacific. Lieut.-Colonel
Strange, R.A., DomSinion Inspector of Artillery,
visited British Columbia at the same time on be-
half of the Canadiae Government; and the under-
standing is *that in the event of the Imperial Gov-
ernmena erecting the fortifications and placing the
necessary guns in position, the Dominion Govern-
ment will undertake the maintenance of the defen-
ces, and will raise a corps of Artillery to garrison
ete f 1..;t the 'United States and
The Mail Steamor Flamborough, Captain Fraser,
from New York, vwih Mails, &c., arrived on Wed-
nesday morning last. She did not, it seems, leave
New York until noon on Friday, having been on
the slip to be cleaned. The delay on the passage,
in addition to her having to encounter a heavy head
sea, is mainly attributable to her having hard coal
supplied her instead of soft, and whicb.her furnaces
are not adapted to burn, Her speed is some three
knots less than that of the Canima.
There is no knowing what anxiety is caused and
even injury sustained, by the people of these Is-
lands in the subsidized steamer not arriving within
a reasonable time of their Programme, and the
trouble and loss which is also occasioned by the
commission m!arel .::;. and others in New York
not having time, between the arrival and depar-
ture thence of the steamer, to execute their orders.
PROFOUND DISTRESS IN IRELAND-A
LONDON, December 1.-An rlr.I- :1 from Cardinal
Manning for subscriptions to alleviate the d-tir.
in Ireland, was read in all the CAtholic churches of
the metropolis yesterday, The appeal stated that
in the West of Ireland such -hunger, poverty and
want are now to be seer as have never been known-
since the great Irish famine, A general collection
for this purpose is appointed for next Sunday.
DUBLIN, December 2.-In consequence of recent
anonymous threats- received by the commander of
the barracks at Birr, Leinster, the whole of the
ammunition, including several hundred casks of
powder, have been removed under escort to Dub-
Mr. Charles Stewart Parnell has issued a letter
stating that the Sligo p~, i '7n; ; will be tried at Car-
rick on Shannon on the 11th inst.
NEW BROOMS IN AFGHANISTAN.-A despatch from
Cabul to the Ftandard says :--" Wall Mahomed will
start for Badaksham shortly with 1,000 infantry
and the same number of cavalry and four guns,
with the intention of reducing that district to obe-
dience. He will act in the name of the British go-
vernment. Mahomed Hassein has been appointed
Governor of Maidan; Major Abdullah Khan, Go-
vernor of Logar, and 7' .. Khan, Governor of
Khoistan. The first is the son and the latter two
are grandsons of Dost Mahomed." A dispatch from
Cabul to the Daily News reports the Konistani
chiefs continue to come in. The local diu'nrbances
are ended. The Ameer has a-rived at Gundamuk.
KINO JOHN'S CONTUMACY.-The Daily Telegraph's
Vienna correspondent says :-A teleerarn from Al-
exandrina states that the British and French Con-
suls at the island of Massana have summoned
King John of Abyssinia to allow Gordon Pacha to
return to Ee--rt without hindrance. It is reported
that Prince H assan, son of the ex-Khedive, has rp-
plied for a command in the expedition against A-
LONDON, Dec. 5-A despatch from Cabul to the
Daily News reports that the Governor of Maidan
was killed by a party of A fghan Regulars and Hill-
man on the 3rd inet. The Governois of Kohistan
and Logarvalley have befn menaced with the same
LONDON, Dec. 4.-The conflict which has broken
out inNew Calabar, W(st Africa, is between King
Amacbree of New Calabar and his followers on
one hand and a powerful chief called Will Braid
and his adherents on the other. Some time ago the
King of New Calabar died, and the accession to
the throne of Amachree has not given general
satisfaction. During the conflict mentioned in the
previous despatch no quarter was shown to the
wounded or prisoners, who were immediately killed
and in many cases eaten by the lower classes of
natives. It was thought that the Briish naval
commander would not interfere unless English fac-
tories were threaten or destroyed or British sub-
jects molested. Bonny is suffering almost equally
with New Calabar, and the trade of the district
is almost at a standstill. King Jaja is also reported
to be collecting forces and war material to join in
the struggle. In such an event the inhabitants of
the three rivers would be drawn into the conflict,
Her Majesty's ship Dido was outside the bar at
Bonny ready to enter or send in a boat in case of
LoNDoN, December 4-The correspondent of the
Times at Berlin, discussing the recent attempt on
the Czar's life, says: "There,can be no doubt that
we hav.re here a repetition of a crime which has lately
become too frequent in Russia, and it is equally
certain to what party the perpetrators belong.
Committed but a day or so after the Czar in lenien-
cy had coinmuted the sentence of death passed on
the Nihilist Mirsky, the outrage of Monday night
cannot but imbue the Government with a repentant
spirit and intensify its resolve to ahow no pity to
those incapable of compassion."''
The Queen yesterday telegraphed to the Empe-
ror of Russia, congratulating him on his escape
PARIS, December l.--The Bureau of the Left
have agreed upon the following points as the main
part of their political programme: Liberty of
meeting and lawful association ; liberty of the press,
and gratuitous secular compulsory education.
It is generally '-h.!ier .: that when M. Baudry
d'Asson interpellates the Government on Tuesday,
the Government will make declarations which will
lead to a vote of confidence, and end the crisis by
consolidating the Minstry.
THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT SUSTAINED.-PARIS-,
Dec. 4.-After a debate on the Flciqret Brisson in-
terpella'ions by Waddington and Ferry, the Depu-
ties this evening passed an order of the day favora-
ble to the G,';,. .u.. 4<-:t, to the effect that the Cham-
ber having leariur explanations, and trusting to the
vigor with which the Government will remove all
reactionary officials, passes to the order of the day,&
The Right abstained from voting.
LONDON, Dec. 5. -The Bank of England has
brought out a new seal for Colonial loan for 25,-
DEATH OF TWO SONS.
Children, like the early flower,
Often droop and lose their bloom-
Pass away in childhood's hour,
To the cold and silent tomb;
Bodies laid beneath the sod-
Spirits gone away to GOD !
Oft along the busy street
Sad and tearful mourners go;
TM'.-iher, for their children weep-
Weep that death has laid them low :
Nipp'd the buds before their bloom-
Hid them in the silent tomb,
But the little pnes who hear
Kind instructions warning voice,--
Turn to truth a willing ear
And in Wisdom's ways rejoice,-
Need not fear the Spoiler's blow-
Though he lay the Springs-buds low !
GoD will gather them again;
In his garden they will grow,
On that. :, -i ': and lovely plain,
Where the Crystal Waters flow,
Never more to lay their head
Faintly on the cold earth-bed.
By CHAS. LANMAN, Georgetown, D.C,
For Sale at the Book Store adljoinini the Office
'of the "Royal Gzette.'
December 16, 1879.-3
B RIG lHT S UG JZe R
in Hamilton at 25/ per 100 lbs. in
additional one shilling fr freight
After 31st Instant 2i/ per 100 lbs.
St. George's, December 15, 1879.
F you wish something rich in the way o
JEWEKLRY do not fail to see the fine Golc
LOCKIETI.S, (s,iih aind without tr(in g, Neck.
ch.'irs, Bracelets,Sets of Jewelry in i'i(l .red &
Bright (, ld, Ear Rings, B1n,-,lihe, [n.eet Pins
Charms, Pencils, &c., &c., at CiI ILD'.'.-4
o 3 SuUll (HO USE,
In Parliament SIreet,
In the Town of Ila,
hi e Lot has a frontage on the t'rcet ol' 21 feI
and is 30 feet deep. The House-is a two sto'r
tbuil(ling, fitted with shelves, in lower story <
a shop. The situation is very good and hle pri,
For firlthicr p,,rlticilars llea.io apply to
Rm \W'NlOW G(iRA.V, E-QR.
Eamilton, Nov. 25ti, 1879..
[F you want a fine Gold or Silver Key
Stem findingg WATC H, go to CHILD'
Do not forj2et he is Agent for the Americ
THs PRESIDENT' s MlEst-AE.-The Times, by the
especi:l favor of the Presidelnt himself, or tblhugh
some less creditable means, gave to itsreaders Sun-
day the full text of the Annual Mesap.e designed
for the opening session of Congress. No more fit-.
ting comment upon the corruption of tbis Admin-
istration could be made than the statement of the
fact that, by the consent of the high officials them-
selves, or the treachery of their subordinates, the
message and the report of the Secretary of the
Treasury have been thus prematurely presented to
the public.-New York Jounal of Commerce, Dec. 3.
LONDON, Dec.,1.-The Times, in it( financial aRti-
cle this morning, saps : "Among other cviderces of
the reviving capacity of Europe to counteract the
adverse trade balance with the United States are
advices from Germany which show that one million
hundredweights of steel blocks have been sold for
shipment to America by Herr Krupp and others.
This operation will be financed in London."
The Standard's Rome despatch announces that
Italy has recognized the independence cf Roumania
by the appointment of an Italian Plenipotentiary at
Mr. Labouchbre has been committed for trial on
the charge of libelling Mr. Lawson and released
from custody on his own recognize in the sum of
RAINFALL, NOVEMBER, 1879.
1 0.00 16 0000
2 ,000 17 0'00
3 0.00 18 0.00
4 0'03 19 0"08
5 037 20 0-02 -
6 0.00 21 1.18
7 0-61 22 0-00
8 000 23 0-66'
9 -00 24 0-34
10 0.00 25 0-00
11 0-01 26 0-00
12 0"00 27 0-u5
13 0o00 28 0-00
14 0-21 29 0-00
15 0.00 30 0-02
Total 3-58 Ins.
Rainfall, November, 1878...... ........ 5-78 Ir:s.
Av, ;. Rainfall'of ten -years 1870 to
1S70 inclusive ........................ 4-76 n.
!^ z A Supplement of Five Col.
umns accompanies this issue of the
"Gazette." It contains the Proceedings
of the Ho:,noTrble' the Leislative Council anul the
Honorable the House of Assembly for Friday
last. A full account of the Bermuda Hunt Races
on the 4th instant. A full, accurate and able di-
gest of the President of the United States Annual
Message to Congress, delivered on the 1st instant.
Two Communications "A Girl" and "Churchman'"
and particulars of the attempt on the Life of th
Emperor of Russia on the 2nul instant.
BIRTH, on the 10th instant, at Ireland Island, the
WIFE of R. D. Fraser, Esqr., RN. of a DAUGHTER.
.......... at Ireland Island, on the 14th instant, th
WIFE of Mr. R. Galloway, of a DAUGHTER.
MARRIED, at St. James' Church. Sanlyvs, on the
4th December, by the Rev. Bruce'3IcKay, ANDREW
ARNOLD, of Devon in Devonshire, England, to ALICE
SALTON, eldest daughter of F. S. Wood, formerly of
H. M. C. E., Bermuda.
........., at St. James' Church. Sandys, on tlo lth
December, by the Rev. Bruce M'Kay, CIHArrr. s, eld-
est son of E. C. Ravenhill, of [:Elelife, Bristol, Eng-
land, to SARAH FRANCES FRASER, youngest daughter
of F. S. Wood, formerly of H. M. C. E., Bermuda.
.T};-:-T,, -_ ; 4..i' 'i':,.. : .. ',''_^'^zm_' rS^'S3SE
DIED, in this City, November 18, 1879, in the 56th
year of her age MRs. SARAH A. GOODE, %Iif ,of Mr.
Francis C. Goode of Florida.--l;,shigyton D. C,
Evening Star, Nov. 19.'
[Mrs. Goode, whose death is thus recorded, was vell
known in these Islands, having, with her husband,
spent several wintr-rs in Berinuda. It is to her son,
G. BIrownr Goode, Esqr., we are indebted f.r the Cata-
L-.uoe ot the Fishes, &c., of Bermuda, which appears in
our Almanack.]-Ed. R G.
KIRKHAM.-Died, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on the 20th
November, EDWARD En NEST KIRKRAM, aged 35
years, leaving a wife and two children to mourn their
........,, in outihaidpton Parish, on the 12th inslant,
JESTINE ANN, infant daughter of Mrs. Alexander T.
Cooper, aged 7 months.
......, at 30 Ashley Road, Ilornaey Rise, London,
(England), on the :3rd Novr. last, FRANCES DURHAM,
widow of the late John Harvey Gilbert, Esqr;
MI Ei. C. JACKSON, Barrister-at-law,
1 vjwill be absent from Berrnuda about three
Hamilton, Dec. 12, 1879.
Memoirs of the late
oCTAVIUS PJ RNfHIEF
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
_______________________----.- --- -pm
What a Chalio ce to Purchase your
This day, Tuesday,
'Under the Big Shed,
S At 12 o'lock. M., ,
200 Barrels Garnet,
lightlyy dama'gd by Sea-water or board the
Schooner l ,T. L. Cotter." on a voyage
from St. John, N.B., to this Port.
For Benefit of all Concerned.
Re-ally a handsome lof of POTATOES
in prime order for immediate Planting.
And such other Goods that may appear at
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hlamilton, December 16th, 1879.
On Thursday afternoon,
S.. 18th Deceimber, 1879,
THE "YTIrTNG LA.IES OF THE TOWN
o, O ST. GEORGE PURPOSE HAVING A
Useful & Fancy Articles,
CONFECTIONERY and REFRESHMENTS
in variety, will be provided.
Tea will be served at Six o'clock.
By kind permission of COL. BENNETT and
OFFICERS (tf the 46th Regiment the Military
Band tuner the dir,.,-tlon, of J. -CAMPBELL,
EsQU. vill perform the following Programme
on the Mfarket Souare.
To begip at ,ix o'clock.
1.-March .. "Nancy Lee" .. Campbell.
2.-Overture "i (;:l/i,o,t Tell" .. Rossini.
3.-Waltz .. Cassina Tanze" .. Gmng1l.
4.-Selection .... "Eraiii" .... Verdi.
5.- Galop-* ,. Oufund Dawn" .. Faust.
6.-Serio Comic ," E, h oes rfthe Night" Riviere.
Fantasia. ''''g Ri e.
The fine Strinsg Band will also perform at in-
tervals in the Hall.
Doors open at 3 o'clock.
Proceeds of Sale to lo appropriated towards
liquidating the debt on the St. George's Gram-
nmar Pehool Building..
Subscriptions in Cash, donations of Useful
or Fancy Articles, Plants, Fruits, or Flowers,
&c., will be thankfully rec.eivrel from friends
throughout the Island, and eotn be forwarded,
prior to )8th Proximo to any of the under-
MRS. ALBERT INGLIS.
MISS SUSAN LITTENFIEL,
MRS. LOUISA SUTTON,
MISS JEANETTE 1RANKIN,
MISS EDITH HAYWARD.
1'St. George Bermuda., i
28th Nov., 1879.-1 J
New Photograph and
Tin Type Gallery.
T1 'Undersigned takes great- pleasure in
announein.- to the Inhabitants of Bermu-
da that he has leased the Photograph Gallery
of Mr. John Rogan, where he itentls carrying
on -' "
portraitt and Landscape Photo-
In all its branches.
Having brought with him all the latest style
of work and the most improved instruments and
fancy bacli grounds, he feels codfilent he can
give perfect satisfaction to all who may favour
him with thtir Patronige.
He has also with him his tools and necessary
parts for the repairs of WATCH I tS, CLOCKS
and JEW EI.LY, having worked at Ph'.tograph-
ingand Watchmaking for over 10 years, with
great success, le feels he is capable of giving
perfect Satisfaction in both lIusinesses.
Work in Watch or Jewelry line left at his
Gallery will meet with prompt attention and
moderate charges. '
T- T (" C X A T KT
Dec. 12th, 187
Photogy'apher 4' Watchma,
Auction of Valuable
TI .Tr ISTPRUCTTED TO OFFER
Decr. 2, 1870.-3 dp*
ofe .'VI L
A Variety of Fancy and Useful
Articles in French China
!FLOWER POTS, VAES S, &c., very hand-
French I either GOOWDS
Sets of China Toilet FURNITIJ S E
Some Very Handsome Toilet OR)NA. \1 '.TS it
Jewel BOX ES
Beautiful Colored Water B0 i' ILE
French Chinah' Te- and Coffee CUi'S
Ditto China Tete a Tele SET S
Ditto Ditto Dessert SE l.S
Ditto Ditto CAN I)LESriCK', several sorts
Fine Gl.ss Butter 1 Dl),HS
Large Glass Fruit and Cake ST \ N)
English decorated o u -ii.a ham :V 'riU
Drum shaped TE AP OTS '
Sardine BOXES En ST N N;.S
Electro plated Breakfast CRHUETS
Preserve DISI I'S IGGSTAN &-e.
The celebrated Double .Wick L\ Ni PS, with
new extinguishing attachment
New Pattei'rs (f GLOB KS
Very handsome Paper sI I)S V S
Table and Pocket ,CUTLE R Y
Fine SCI-SO)-R .- orse CLIP 'l',;tS
Table BELLS i'lv.,,ii..-. BU;Kt'yFS
Ornamental Upholstery NA I LS
A few articles of Choice JE iWE L-
Water pr,,of Carriage tC(UG(
MATTING in, new colors i \,TS
IIAS'-)CKS of various sizes RU' ,
Large e'and Cheap BLANKETS
Shoe LEATiSER, C \LFS KIN ', &ec. .
Portland & Roman CE EN'NT
EARTENWAR lE, \ white and Colored
Kitchen U ENSIL' SAUCEP \N, &.':
Hlarnilton, Deer. 8th, 1879. --2 3p.
S2oney to be Lent
On Approved Mort :ige Security.
S. BRt OWNLOW\V GR Y.
llamilton, 12th Dec., 1879.-- pd.
Received per late arrivals,
1E X N SIO N iTop Park
S- PH1ETON, 4 Seatss
I Park P iEi'ON,,2Seat
1 Concord BUGGY
2 Large and powerful farm
-Whjtfft e r
Watchmaker, Jewellerk & n-
Offers for Sale Cheap,
A Choice Seihection of
If cI f ffi'., CiFOCkS, ffitf-w yf/
and Silver Plated If are,
Suitable for Xmns Pircsce.ts:.
And Pta'sons intending to purchase will fird (by
(al'ig at his Store,) ample roon to say I
have at last found a Cheap Jewelry Store."
N. H.-Parties who have not Settled their
Accouil's for the past four years, need not ask
for Goods on Credit, but extend to all the same
Call and see.
Reid Steet, ,next West" Ga.zetet" flice..
lecena'ber 15th, 1879.
2 Handsome Carriage IIORS ES
Pedigree WVarrant, d.
1 Ayrshire C \LF, "ale," Pedigree Warranted
2 Good Milch COWS
HARNESSES Pipe COLLARS
WIPS BL\kNKETS, &c.
ALSO MOMENTLY EXPECTED,
100 BIs. Choice New York State Garnoet :
S 0 i. t A '"T G; '
150 Bis. Barren Island Fi.,h GUANO, the
Hamilton, Dec. 15, 1879,
T 3 2, -,
In Paget Parili, at noon,
OF WED NESDAY,
The 17th Deer., instant,
THE TWO PARCELS OF REAL
Formerly of WiuLL DEANE and late of his
D:m'.ulit.-. ,.::.Y A. DEANE, 'both now
deceased, viz.:- ,
No. 1-The Desir .ble PROPER-
TY known as THE DEANERY" containing
about 16 Acres of Land, with the well-built
and Coi-n,.lous DWELLING :IOU) E and
Substantial Cottage thereupon standing; ly-
ing between the Ihi-..], and South Longitudi-
nal Roads and Lands of Mr.i. Mary A. Frith
and Joseph H. S. Frith on the East, and of
Stephen Ward and Win. James Kemp on the
T .; .
-. No. 2---The DWELLING HOUSE
and 2 acres, 3 roods, 8 perches of Land,
a large portion of which is arable; bounded
So,%,dir,'/ by the South Longitudinal Road;
Westerly by Land'of Susanna, the Wife of
J, McDermot, and Land of Samuel A. Harvey,
Esqr.; Northerly by Land now held or occu-
pied by Mrs. Gilbert R. Frith; and Easterly
by Land of the Hon. Eugenius Harvey.
The above are well worthy of the attention
of residents or speculators.
Lot No. 1 commands an extensive and at-
tractive prospect, the Dwelling House being
beautifully situated and the Land well calca-
lated in every respect for Agricultural purpo-
Lot No. 2, with a moderate outlay, would
afford a commodious residence as well as a
profitable, compact and well sheltered Fi:ar i.
SAMUEL A. MASTERS,
A Choice A\ssort.u et of
C'IAS & iE"ANS & Garden SEKiED
P'!.atin &. &e acting P(OTATO'P!:S
\Very sn p,.ri L -iiilla C; I 1 il 0i t IP'dS
01'y supt" p"
Si:,Qe S NI & YOB 03 :CCOS
S-NUFi--B31Lck & Yellow,
,C. L. ROBINNSON.
45 I'ront .'Iree', ?
!!am ilton, 9th D .cr., '. ( *'3
THPIE Undersigned having lo'mn of the Stables
of,' tptain Castner, East Broadway, and
as he hlis hl sever il years experience in the
above business respectfully offers his services to
Terms, i 'Lr'aate.
S WM. GILL M.
l:ist 0: ..1. y' ilanilton, p ,
1)e 10, 1379.
i ILVP, .O 'K ETS, Necklets, hBrooches,
'1 Itarrings, Rh'celot B.gles, S!eeve Hut-
tons, Stui.s, asd Silver Filagree-to suit the
tlsteof all, at GC! II U'-.-4
1 11|' U IJndersigned hereby informis the
I habitants of Bermuda generally not
to Credit, IEmploy, or HIarbor his Wife,.
RUTI ANN .1\CKSON, of D)evonshire. Par-
ish, as she has left her home without any just
cause whatever. (.She is believed to be Insane.)
S THOSE. JACKSON.
Devonshire, Dec. 16, 1879.-4 pd
'Xmas and New Year
OL)D and silver LEAAF
0 LOI1) and Silver PAPI' |R
issueu PAPER, various colours.
At the Iloyal Gazette" Stationery Store.
1I amilton, I 1.,-. 6th, 1879.-3
i The House and
LAND in Warwick Parish, belonging to the
Estate of the late (,EORGE J. PATTON ; bounded
oil 01- North by Land of Mars. M1ad,,lin
Lightbourn ; East, by a Tribe Road ; South, by
the Main Road, and West, by a Tribe Road.
The IlOUSE is a Two "--ty one, and has
Four iedromsn a large Drawing Room, Two
iarlours, Two l.,ill, One Sitting .Room, 'an--
try and Kitchen. There are about Six Acres
of 1. \NI D on which are a Fruit Garden and
Two Outhouses; and, as the Road on the
East of the Premises will shortly be improved
the Property will be within a few minutes wall
of the Salt Kettle Ferry.
For further Varticulars anplly to
No. 2 W\Vet Front Street, liamnilton, I
December Ist, 1879.-tf3p
By Public Auction,
UN VDER THE H1G SHED,
On 7 .Usda( next,
The 18th Instant, At 12 o'clock M.
20 T])RUMS New Halifax CODFISH
20 10 Cases Scotch AL-,, 3 doz. :..
200 Bushels best Table POTATOES
100 Bushels Planting POTATOES
25 Bbls. Fish GUANO
6 Chests Oolong TEA
20 Boxes assorted SOAP
6 Bbls. Pilot BREAD
20,,1in Paper BAGS, assorted sizes$
5 Cases 1 lb. Tins OYSTERS
5 Cases 1 lb. Tins Condensed MILK
1 lHhd. and 1 Hlf. Hhd. ALE
2 Hlf. Bbls. Pig PORK 25 lb. Tins LARD
5 Hlf. Bbls. No. 2 MACKEREL
2-Casks Italian CEl.I :NT
1 3ra'o'anv Dre.iin-" TABLE
1 Japanned. Maple TABLE'
1 Handsome Rocking CHAIR
I Mahogany Clothes HORSE
3 Gilt CORNICES
4 Walnut CORNICES
1 Small WARDROBE
1 Stove PIPE and Fixings
1 Kitchen RATNGE 1 Lot of Dry GOODS
1 Lot BOOTS and SHOES
1 English CARRIAGE
B. W. WALK ER & 0.0.,
Hamilton, Dec. 15th, 1879.
(-)N Exhibition--the largest assortment of'
Silver Plated WAIRE ever in Bermudi;
consisting of Tea Sets, desertt Sets, Ice
Pitchers, Waiters. Vegetable Dishes, Fruit
Stands & Dishes, Cake Baskets, Castors, But-
ter Dishes, Flower Vases, Cheese Dishes, Pie-
kle IDish.,, Ice Tubs, Sardine Boxes, Jewel
Caskets, Candle Sticks, Pudding I)ishe, Card
Receivers, Powder Boxes, Goblets, Cup%, Nap-
kin Ringr, Spoons, Forks, &e., &.c., at
CH IL)D'- .-4'
Ex Di WN from London,
I I AS and New Years' CARDS
ents and Ladies' Tennis 1 \TS
WVool 1 \T., for ('ar'ia'fes, &c.
P11ri'S, G. BI. D. and others, Qiill Stems
Sego-r iOLDEIiS : men's SLIPPERII-S
SlOES, India !?ubbe!r t' les
Fish HOOKS and LIN, ES
IFE U I ES for Sticks
Prize Packets STPA'TFlN:', & Y& C P()N ,P'IC-
J S- .I E LI E: 1 I.\ I X ,l A L, ADE
CITION Lemon &C .1ix-ed Pei ,
N IJT1i' 3 li.iN LN,\SS ES'NCKS
Fancey 1ISC U T'.s li ii Tins.
1L ha'ina (IVV)~
SA Tea JlMeetinq,
At aget school lloom,
The 26th Instant.
The Proceeds of which will be in behalf of the
Door opens at V0 P. M.
.(y 11, oza.rts Band will be in atteniaiice.
EMELIUS B. SMITH,
Hami ton, Dec. 15th, 1879.
a 1ithdh r tss ;f* 1 9teilai -S. -
AND PROMENADE CONCERT
Will take place,
On Friday, 26th, and
Monday, 29th of this month
At the Premises of F. M. COOPER, Esqr.,
There will be a variety of FANCY AR-
TIC LES and a full supply of Refreshments for
Mozart's Favorite Hand will be in attendance.
Price of Admission-Adults 6d., Children 3d'
Pe.isons are strictly forbid trespassing with
Carts or Tables for the purpose of selling.
R. T. BASSETT,
Southampton, 15th Decemnber, 1879.-2
. of G.s. 4 )D. of S.
IlS )DAUG[ITEUS OF VICTORIA
LODGE, No. 8. INr>EPI:NDEN'r OiEDE r OF
GOOD SAMARITANS, intend having a
At the Town Hall, Hamilton,
On friday 4 Saturday,
The 26th and 27th, Instant.
In aid of the above Lodge. The Public are
l'oors open on Friday at 3'30 p.m. andl Sa-
turday at 6 p.m.
Admission only Gd.
ELLEN L. LIG1TBOURN.
SSecet.iry of Committee.
ltccomber 15th, 1879.
v' ANT'ID), 13,000 men, wovuie and chil-
dren to look at the splendid Siock bf
JEWELtY, Solid ;-ilver Plated Ware and
Fancy Goods at CalHD'd.-4-
f Marshal's Sale.
TO I 7 s- sL ,
BY PUBLIC AUGTIOT
At the Residence of Mr. George Oakley,
In the Town of Hamilton,
At 12 o'clock,
The 31st day of Deer., instant,
Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution is-
sued from the Court of General Assize at
suit of JAMES SMITH vs. the said
GGEORGE OAKLEY, the following
1 BOO0KASE & Pictures 5 Chairs
S1 Centre Table
Lot of Table Ornaments 1 Carpet
1 Chest of Drawers 1 Watshsta.nd
1 Dressing TABLE
1 Rocking and another Chair 1 Bedstead
I Pine Press 1 Washstand 1 Old Chair
I Dozen Pieces CROCKERY 3 Tumblers
1 Glass Su .ar Dish 1 Sofa 2 Tal,.s
1 Other Carpet 1 Sewing Machine
1 Stretcher 3 Mats 1 Stove
2 Tea Kettles and 2 Sauce Pans.
JOHN H. TROTT,
'. M. G'
December 15, 1879.
./Inniversary of the Ber-
muda Loyal Union Society.
'I' II Members of the before mentioned
Society (D. V.)
Will Meet at the Residence of Mr. James D.
ONt FRIDA Y,
St. Stephen's l)Day,
The 26th Instant, at 9 o'clock, A.11,
And Proceed thence in order to St. Anni's
Church, where there will be l)Divine Service, at
Members are requested to be punctual in their
attendance and to bear in mind that there will
,,e a Collection at the conclusion of the Service
in behalf of the Society.
By Request of the Committee,
EMELIUS B3. SMITH,
Itamilton, Dec. 15th, 1879.
From St. John, N. B., arrived to-day
AND FOR, SALE,
1,000 Barrels Garnet
1 T T 0 l S,
Long I, alhs, Fire Vood
Please apply early to
YTROTT & COX.
Hamilton, Bermuda, 20 d .
December 8, 1879, 3rdp.
LIST OF UNCLIIlED LETTERS IN THE
Pos tOffice, Hamil'on, 15th December, 1879.
JE Atkinson, .'.anuel Machado Betamcurt, Mrs
Bsunmbareh, Frodk 0 Bronligatm, All'r d Hirch, .WMary
Brown, Joaquim Vioira de Brui, Frank Desilver,
Elizibeth Dickofisoi, Fraser DeshielFd, F A Dven.
port, R ( Dill, Thomns Dic.t.eiison, Chailes Eck:er,
John Emiahu, lko,, Loui.i Fubler, Frank Grdanthinm,
Dr Griffiths, Lydia B liill, Jose.ph E Hins-3n, Mrs
-E Horne, Robert Hall, Juao Inacio, John 8 John-
son, Miss Jones, Harrington Joyi:es, Helen Kiel, J
A Lighlbouini, Joso ido Souzi Luduvico, Mrs %1 A
Lyon, Allen McUarthy, Thomas sliiton, Francisco
Silveira de Matos, J Moxton, Peter 1 Napier, Olle
Olsen, 0 T Pearman, Thou1as Plac,, Nathl J Ruf.
flin, Wm H Romeo; Albert J Richardson, Mrs John
P Robeits, John T Sin', John Snmith, Chesterfiold
Smith, PRter Simmons, Cornelius A Sife'e, Mary M
Searls, Samuel Smili, MNai:uel Dutra Silva, George
Spencr, Mrs Keith Smnith, RIosana Smith, Mrs Amy
Smith, Aubrey .l'u, Stephelic Sirlue, Mra E
Swan, Louisa Trott, Ad. la 'lynes, 'Thom Taylor,
E S Tucker, Albert 'Tucker, Joao Azevedo Tcivuira,
Julia 1) Tynes, Elizabe h M l'uL.ker, J Tro:t, JGo
G Tucker, Mrs Geo S Wilson, El bothh A Wade,
UNCL\i'LED LEFPERIS IN T' lE POST OF.
FICE ST. GEORlUL'S, becornber1b, 1879.
Warren Dichero, Mrs Dorothy Juu'terfiehi, W I
Cooper, Joze Pdi,,i d Caravalho, Mrs AU E Gouud,
A Peniston, Secretary oi Reohab Lodge, No. 7, I 0
HAMILTON,1 lth Dec., 1879.
.T FIE DIrrCr ('lrOMMrSSARY GEXE-
RAL will receive Teind,-rs, in duplicate ,
up to 12 o'clock, noon,
The 22nd Instant,
Frota Perso:i who may be desirous of Pur-
ch:li0g the timfe-expired
Of the Royal Artillery serving ii Bermuda,
from Ist Jany. to 31st Ded., 1880.
Fuirms of Tender and all information can be
obtained on application at the above Office,
daily, between the hours of.10 a.m. and 2 p.
JOHN H, RANDALL, .
1 District Corny. Geni.
THWE Dramatic Performances to
be give byy, ladies ndl Otflieer4 of the
Garrisoti at Prospect on W\VDNEISDAY and
TH URS DAY
i ill be REPEATED at BOAZ
The 23rd I.is'ant.
i)eemhor 15, 1879. n
A Choice Lot of
VASES Toilet SETS
(love and andkerchief BOX IE"
Cut Toilet BOTTLES IN.KSTANDS
I)ratlght i 1OAI i )S o ipu ili1:1s of G(a:nes
Silver Torp Smneliing BOTTLES
Plated CANI)LESTICK ~ Flower TUBES
Meerschaum PIPES and Ci.ar IIOLl)EiRS
Tooth Brush R ACKS, &c., &c., &C.
Piesse & Lubhi's PIERFU'UMES in Boxes of 3
Atkinson's White Rose and Jockey OClb
Ilendrie's and other makes Clmmicest O )ORS
The Gopuine No. 4 EAU D)E COLOGNE
Lavandeis Empress of India's Ilouqubt
Soaps Brushes, &c.
Wade & Butcher's finest ".AZORS
Judson's I)Y ES, all Colowms Gold PAINT
Gold and Silver LEAF, &c. for Decorating
A GOOD ASSORTMENT OF
Fancy Confectionery and Bonbons
Expected by Stuan:er troin New York,
SPICES ESSENCES G ELATINES
Rose and Orange 'Flower WATERI
C. I'A lTAk SOf)0 &e. .
Apollinaris and Hlunyadi Janos WAT''IERS.
WAINWRIGfIT, GORHAM R CO.
Hamilton, Dec. 16, 1879.-*
PO T A T ORS
dind F1. G r.LV0.
The 1Und:r.igne .tl offis the Undermentioned
BARRELS Garnet POTATOES, in prime
Barrels VIapes" FISH GUANO.
These Articles will be Sold Low for Cash,
and on acconmmiiodating Terms to approved pur-
S. S: IYGHJVIM,
hamilton, 9th December, 1879.-3 3 p.
Cargo of Schooner
J. L. Cotter
BEl IUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
______________________________________I__D____CF__M____6__.__1_12__0-_W____ M M Q__VA__3_MM_ XMV K-* -
LOSS OF PE-7.-.'N \L IDENTITY.
,''.i fa ('Canoue and fI Cast iz Belmont
Dr. A. IT. Hvowetor, of R( i. (* *I. Ohio, has
contributed to the 1o.pidl l Gazelte, of this City, theo
:,!... "," account of a curious case of loss of per-
sonal identity, Ihe victim being now under his care'
in the County Infirmary in that town :
'I:-I.v; had ., --r my care, as '.*yv'i n
for our *'.'!nrty Ti fir,.'..i a very interesting ease.
There is no d. 1.*.v\.-i1 '.-bi..-l disease, but a very
,peculiar mental state. 'T". patient has lost all
L,;:,,w.'. of his personal identity; does not know
who he is, where he came from, or whether he was
,i,. He became an inmate of our infirmary
1ai iit niiie 'r-i !-l) : since. The following is his
].-'"y since taken 4' ., < by our county officials
All P vi..-i: to that is a blank to himself and entirely
unLkown to us:
"About the time referred to, nine months since, he
found himself standing upon the depot-platform in
Bellaire City with a little money in his pocket, and
a small ti_.v-li, u bag in his hand. This bag con-
tained a change of linen, pair of scissors, and some
blank paper like that used by ,?i;..r,-. His clothes
.were quite genteel, and the underwear in his valise
was neat. and clean. Ilis entire appearance was
that of a well-cared-for ':;:iiiiritfin ready for business.
There was no name on :- .- property about himt
inli.i.,int, u hi, he was, except on some part of his
i('e .t-- as the name R.Ih11. Tl.'i is what he is
Called in the infirmary.
"After thinking and thinking while at the depot,
lie at .lait went to the nearest hotel, and gave the
land,,ord a candid statement of his very strange
cIL!ditio.: He asked for a bed, said he had a little
money, that he would be no trouble, and that he
felt sure this strange mental sickness would soon
pass off. The landlord became interested in has
case. The same day a -.*i:tl'.'.an came to Bellaire
to lheru.e on "em.,'j'i,: ie;:. q i. '!!,' at the same
hotel lhe soon made the acquaintance of Ralph and
invited him to attend the lecture. While attentively
listening, some imnit,.e came over him which he
could not resist, and he found himself out in the
street. smashing the saloo n windows with a big club.
Thi? roughs ran out, beat and abused him badly,
breahip.g the neck of the humeral, .iid beating one
side all black and blue. This lb:,:;i, him into the
hands of the Police. But the lecturer, the doctor,
the landlord and Mayor all became interested in
finding out who he was. They made every effort,
but utterly failed.
He certainly is a man of more than the average
ability; has had quite an extensive knowledge of
business, anil. is very expert with the pen. Some
thinkthat he must have been connectedwith the press
Others, a clerk in some calling in which the use of
the pen and figuring was the daily habit. In this
way alone can they explain his great expertness.
His knowledge is entirely correct upon all matters
disconnected with the question of id.ent ily. He
has the use of his mental powers in all ot,,h-r direc-
tions. I made him, after having the best evidence
of his fitness, my a.-i.h,;.t He has put up all the
medieiue, &c. I procured him 'Parish's Pharmacy,'
and in a remarkably short time he was 'able to fill
any Il':-.-cripi'!n I i.-.iuir:], and in many.ih..- ways
to assist me
So great is his general knowledge, and so
correct all his recollections of general events, and
all special duties itno,..-'1 upon him, that many were
skeptical, and believed him to be feigning. But,
after nine months' close observation, we are all
forced to believe that he is what he says-a man
with no knowledge of his personal identity. He is
about 50 years of age; rather spare; has dark hair,
well sprinkled with gray, and is quite a gentleman
in appearance. lie has made himself so useful,
agreeable, and so anxious to return all he can for the
benefits he has received, that he was presented with
a new suit of clothes, and directed to eat at the
Sup.ipriittnd.- :t's table. I; -port, the case both on
account of its p.-- ch; .l.,jical interest and that possibly
it may lead to hi iici'ii~."
LABO UC( H E R ON MARRIAGE.
A Bachelor's Explanation of the Number of British
Old. I-.. .
The number of well educated girls who cannot
find husbands has increased and ought to be dimin-
i bed, The only way in which this can be brought
,ibuit. ik to do away with the :b.su,.itiy of parents
gv;i g ilw'ir ons more money than their daughters.
Girls w'iytl,'nt portions do not find husbands so readi-
ly as girls with ,p 1.lio,.s. and this is no reflection
upon men. A sensible man may fall in love with a
chiarmin'- young lady, but before _a iyliui he :-..<
himself whether. he can auTr.d it, in precisely the
same way as a person before taking a cab asks him-
self whether he has enough money to pay the fare.
If he cannmrot afford himself the luxury of marrying
h? d si..ou:led love, he, if he be in a connubial mood,
11 should he come across a girl with money who
will have him. marries her. Perhaps, at first, he
tei'.'ts his flt., love. But he soon .r !ti'-s down to
Iis ic,:iud love if she is nice and pleasant, and these
marriages de raison, in nine cases out of ten, turn out
well enough. El.gli.. h people have a mania to die
rich ; tl'.y rever like parting with their money until
the :.',rve ,ep.acites thenm fromit. Andwhen they
do die, they leave almost everything to their eldest
son, or leave more to their sons than to their daugh.
ters. Parents need not strip themselves, like peli-
cans, to their skins, in order to give all that they
have to their children, but they ought, while they
are alive, to do far more for them than is the habit
with us, and when they die they should take very
good care to provide according to their means for
their daughters. A woman is a far more helpless
bein than a man. If the latter be worth his salt he
can without great difficulty convert a little money
into a great deal. But with a woman this is not the
,case. Gii e her a small capital and she has to live on
the interest that it brings in, for she has no means to
augment it. Therefore, it I had sons and daughters, I
should try to overcome my natural selfishness and
- give what I could to the latter in order to aid them
to lick up good husbands, but in any case I should
by my will leave more to my daughters than to my
sons. One of the main reasons why girls are not so
nI ni',.".,-aty treated as boys in wills is that these
documents are generally drawn up by men If a
woman lihs money to leave she seldom heaps it all on
one individual or favors man at thecost of those of
, her own sex, but she fairly apportions her wealth
among those of her relations entitled to it.
SA story is told of a daughter of a prominent per-
son now in the lecture field, which is peculiarly in-
tetesting and suggestive ol unconscious wisdom. A
gentleman 'wa invitl,ed to the lecturer's house to tea.
,;i t iedieditely on being seat,'d at the table, the little
liilI astoni,-hed the .,iinily circle and gueA t by the
atbiiupt qu'sltion, '" W\here is your wife ?" Now the
gentleliuan, having been recently sepa ated from the
partnt r o hislife, was taken so completely by surprise,
that Le stanimored fortLh the truth--"1 don't know."
Don't know !" replied the enjant terrible. Why
don't you know ?" Finding that the child persisted
in licr icterrogatoi es, despite the mild reproof of
her t aren;,s, he concluded to make a clean breast of
the matter ana have it over at once. tie said, with
a calsnuess that. was the rtsu!t of inward expletives,
Velil, we don't live together ; we can't agree, we'd
better not." lie stiflid a groan as the child "bcgan
again, and darted an exasperated louk at her par-
erts. But the little tlimenrit would not be quitee!
until she exclaimed, Can't agree 'u:. why dot'
Sou fihlit it out as pa and ,t; do?' Vengeance ii
mida'," laughingly ietotted' the visitor, after 1" pa"'
and ma" excihangod looks of holy horror, follow-
ed the inevitable luar,
The Arizona's collision with an iceberg off the
Banks, in November, is a puzzler for the old sea-
doc. Tlhey don't, know what to make of it.
Iceb,'rgs in November are as much ont of sea-
son is mince pie in July. They think things
must be losing their grip up North. Capt. Jen-
nin.s, of the Adriatic (White Star Line), says the
English Navy burns hundreds of tons of powder
annually in target practice with heavy guns and
suggests that it would be an excellent idea if the
Government would employ these practice men in
the work of firing into icebergs an'i breaking them
to pieces whenever they appeared in the neighbor-
hood of the Banks, as that would cause them to
melt quicker and disappear sooner. He also thought
it would be a good plan to anchor a tug-boat near,
one of them, with a fog horn or whistle, to warn ap-
proaching vessels of p.-n'l!ng danger. A summer
crui-e, in company with a first class Iceberg would
be a cool pl( te:.:!ing, yet not without attractive fea-
CA R R I? GE 1R NER ESS.
Apply to Royal Gazette" Office.
I)ecelmier 1, 1679.-3
A Gentleman and Lady, or Two
Ladies, ca- be accommodated with L' )DG-
INGS in* a Cot'..,.h in this Town.
Particulars please apply at the Office of this
Hamilton, Dec. 1st, 1879.
l*imen .! Lime! Lime !!
FOR S L E.
Two Thlousan Bushels of good
1H. F. COJYYERS.
I lamilton, Sept. 30th, 1879.
Ice! Ice!! Ice!!!
The "Subscribers are now prepared
Daily (Sundays excepted) '
From their Store in Burnaby Street to any per-
son who may desire a supply.
To Customers in lamilton and Vicinity it
will he delivered by Cart daily-from abhot 10
o'clock till noon-commencing on ist April.
The price is one penny per pound.
Bermuda Artificial lee Company-
llamilton, March24th, 1879.
Boots and Shoes,
TOBACCO, CIGARS, PIPES,
PERFUMERY, GLASSWARE, CONFEC-
TIONERY AND PATENT MEDICINES,
Reid Str., nearly extreme West,
,ii the Royal Gazette
By the .-ir Gec r e F. Seymour," from Loud ii.
i3RAYi. l I BOOKS, Ivory and Enamele.l
Carpenter's and Mayvor's SPELLINGS
(old and silverr PAPERIt
Gold and Silver LEAA
Bottles GUM, with brush and top
Foolscap, Letter and Note PAPER,
ENVILOPESc>, &c., &c.
A number of John Cameron's Po-
i a nliwon, November 4th,-1879.
^ ~ MO ^
IIT O 0 )ore O iiter'brid e,
leid Street, ,Vest of Royal Gazette" Office.
Oiice i ours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
!lamiltonu ctober 26th, 1I76.
SIiE Undersigned having lately received or-
ders to purchase MILCII COWS, found
great difficulty and much loss of time in doing so
We have decided to make a specialty of the
SALE AND PURtCHASE OF COWS on
C",i,,nii-.-i,.. Any person wishing to sell a
Cow will please communicate with us, giving a
deseriptiin of the Cow, how many Calves had,
what quantity of Milk given per day, &c., the
prike wanted, and where she can be seen.
Persons w:Jihing to purchase can, by calling at
our Office, 25 Front Street, have a reliable des-
cription of Cows for sale, and the price of each ;
and as we have spacious enclosed Lots adjoin-
ing our Stores, Cows will be quite safe and
attended to, should they have to stay in Town
over night, when sent for delivery.
All Sales will be for Cash on delivery.
B. W. WALKER & CO.
Hamilton, July 14, 1879.
B. W. WALKER.
E. EVELYN WALKER.
'"-7 fY ^A'1"
GOLDI MEDAL PARIS UNiV';I',RAL EX-
Trhe Hleil 5ti :.
Specially prepared for Hot Climates in hermeti-
cally closed tins of all sizes, in small kegs and
in firkins. The exports of this celebrated Brand
now exceeds 18,000,000 lbs.
T. J. C LA NClY, 'tunster Dairies, Depot,
A LADY will be glad to have SEWING
WOIRK in a l.iillin her's Store, or soton
respectable family, for children and grown folks
by the month. Terms reasonable.
Also, can do any kind of Fancy \\ork to suit
children and louse,Ornameits.-
Please apply at the "' Royal Gazette" Office.
August 23, 1879.
I 1RN k ISF or unfuarnished
ROOMS, in a Cottage in this Town.
Apply at the loyal Gazette" Offiea.
.lamilton, Dec. 1st, 1-79.
W. 0, i, A 0I 'I-i i..
;REID STREET, HAMILTON.
all m~a^ r-0P '7
0 o J u3 s
TH E above WATCH ES for both
Ladies and Gentlemen are kept constantly
on hand by the Undersigned : Any grade Alovee
meit not in Stock will be furnished at th-
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.
Front Steet, Ilnamilton, ?
Deer 16, 1878. u.o.o.
B1~ T A Y
-. D s.
A Choice Selection by "Sir G. F.
At "PRoyal Gazette" Stationery Store
HIamilton, Nov. 4, 1879.
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Horse, Carriage Cart
'rrIE Urldersigned having resumed Business
at his old Stand, Corter of Church and
Junction Streets, near I lamilton Ilotel, takes
this method of thanking his friends and the pub-
lic g, nerally for past favours, and humbly soli-
cits a cctitinuatice of* same.
THOI3S H. H1R VE.Y.
George A. Sanford,
HALIFAX, N. S.,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
MARBLE AND POLIS.IED G:t NITE"
f 4' W1 U 0413 W11 KS
hIead ST()NPS, FONTS, Church TABLh I',
-;isiin 'TOPS, &e., &e.
Any design cut to order. No charge for ordi-
Persons forwarding orders, or v.'i.,iid. any
information, please apply to
W. T. J.JJiES,
Agent for Bermuda.
42 Front St.
Hamilton, Octr, 6th, 1879.-1
United States .3ail Steamers.
.. f0 ,
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
LEAVE NEWV YORK
WYOMING sails Tuesday Dec. 2, at7 a.m.
NEVADA stils Tuesday Dec. 16, at 7 a.m.
WISCONSIN qails Tuesday Dec. "23, at 1 p.m.
MONTANA sails Tuesday Dec. 30, at 6 a.m.
WYOMING sails Tuesday Jany. 6, at 11 a.m.
ARIZONA sails Tuesday Jany. 13, at 6 a.m.
NEVADA sails Tuesday Jany. 20, at 11 a.m.
WISCONSIN sails Tuesday, Jy. 27, at 5 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus seeming that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking Room, Bath Room and Piano on
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima"from Ber-
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can he
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
WILLIAMPS & GUION,
Age n ts,
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, Nov. 21 1879.
i. -' -" .
To Grocers and Dealers in Ship
.; ..E direct attention to the fact that our fa-
<--, cilities for furnishing Batter and Cheese
of all grades at the lowest market rates are un-
equalled by any House in the UnRed States. Our
very large auxiliary business enables us to handle
these Goods at the minimum of cost, while our ex-
tensive correspondence with all parts of this country
insures us the choicest selections from the most de-
sirable creameries and dairies. We are Headquar-
ters for distribution and producers here have found
out that we have a demand for the best that can be
produced. All orders entrusted to us are filled at
lowest market rates. For those who supply ships
going on long voyages we put up our Gilt Edge But-
ter in one, two and four pound air tight tin cans,
elegantly ornamented and guaranteed to retain the
contents fresh and sweet for six months. Write to
us for particulars and quotations.
H. K. & F. B. THURBER & Co.,
Exporters and Dealers in Food Products,
West Broadway, Reade & Hudson Sts.,
New York City,
C) '0, SO
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z ~ a M.0
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RIMMEL'S CHOICE PE1LFU-
IAIMEL'S TOILET VINEGAR, a pleasant
tonic and refreshing adjunct to the Toilet and
Bath, a reviving scent and a powerful disinfectant.
For warm climates it is invalua'.le.
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RIM MEL'S TREBLE DISTILLED EAU DE
RIMMEL'S MUCH IMPROVED FLORIDA
RIMMEL'S JOCKEY CLU'!, &nd other fra-
RIA M EL'S LI',Ir, JUiICE and GLYCEIIIN"
gives the hair a beautiful gloss and imparts an
agreeable coolness to the head.
RIMMEL'S PURE WHITE GLYCERINE
SOAP TILIA, BROWN WINDSOR, HONEY.
ALMOND, LETTUCE, COAL-TAR, and other,
Toilet Soaps in bars or cakes.
ER[l.AEL'S VELNETINE, VIOLET, RICE,
ROSE-LEAF and other TOILET POWDERS, in
boxes, barrels and packets.
RI.L1.EL'S AQUADENTINE cleans, whitens
and preserves the teeth, refreshes the mouth, and
sweetens the breath.
RIMIMEL'S AROMATIC OZONIZER, orNa-
tural Air purifier, a fragrant Powder which diffuses
the healthy and refreshing emanations of the Pine
and Eucalyptus Forests.
E. RIl .I I L, Perfumer by appointment to f1. R.
H. Princess ofr Wales, 96, Strand, London, and 17
Boulevard des Italiens, Paris.
May 27, 1879.
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celebrated for nearly a century past, is oftlie very
best rnilidl, manufacture. For its purity and great
excellence it has obtained the following
EXHIBITION PRIZE M EDAL S,
LONDON, l.i(. PARIS, 1867. CORDOVA, 1872'
LIMA, 1872. PHILADELPHIA, 1i76.
Only Gold Medal for English Perfumery, Paris 1878
Jtkinson's Choice Perfumes for
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White Rose, Frangipanne, YIang Ylang, Steplhano.
tis, Opophanax, Jck.ey Club, Ess. Bouquet
Trevol, Masncli.i, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
let, Gold Medal Bouquet,
Andjall other odours, of the finest quality only.
Mtkinson's Florida Water
most fragrant Perfume, distilled from the choices..
Atkinson's Quinine Hair Lotion,
a very refreshing Wash which stimulates the skin
to a healthy action and promotes the growth of the
A T K I N S 0 N' S
Ethereal Essence of Lavender,
A powerful Perfume distilled from the finest flowers,
ATKINSON'S QUININE TOOTH POWvDER
VIOLET POWDER, MACASSAR OIL, GLY.
CE!INE (UR EA.A1,
And other specialities and general articles of Per-
fumery may be obtained of :ill dealers throughout
the World, and Lf the manufacturerss
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PRICE LIST FREE ON APPLICATION.
CAUTION.-Messrs. J. & E. ATCINSONs maiu-
facture their articles of one and the best quality only
Purchasers are cautioned to avoid counterfeits by
observing that each article is labelled with the Firm
Trade Alark, "a White Rose on a Golden Lyre."
printed in seven colours.
.i' 'cdoli."f ((fWilyt FAfRE
\T TlHE MOST MODERATE RATV S
Can be obtained from the
PH(1NIX INSURANCE CO.1PANY
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Ofiices in great t Britain.
Through the BRANCIH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving. is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, avery considerable item.
RISKS taken both on REAL and PERSONAL
PiROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No FEES and no CHARGE for Policies.
Hamilton, September 9th, 185q.
Hard Stone Time.
WOOD BURNT LIME.
3500 Bushels Hard Stone Wood
For Sale by 41. C. OUTERBRIDGE, Cause
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 18Z8.
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printed at the shortest notice .-A gez4
at SI. Geor~g-'es for the Royal Gazcd&
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Wa'nter Street. I!
Supplement to the Bermuda Royal Gazette, Hamilton, Tuesday, December 16th, 1879.
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Friday, 12th December, 1879.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
6" Eugenius Harvey,
S9 Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Reer. General,
G. S. Tucker.
Randal E. Webster, Col. Secy.
ae following message from His Excellency the
Governor was delivered by the Colonial Secretary:
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to inform the Hon-
orable the Legislative Council that he will Prorogue
Parliament on Friday next, the 12th instant, at
1 o'clock, p.m.
Public Buildins, Hamilton,
10th December, 1879. o
SA Resolve for paying Members of the Audit
Board for services rendered prior to the repeal of
the Audit Act, 1878, was brought up from the
House of Assembly and read a first time.
the Rule as to several readings of Bills and
Resolutions on the same day having been suspended
by unanimous consent, the Resolve was then read
the second time.
e House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. J. H. Trimingham in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
.The Chairman reported the Resolve without
t'he House adopted the Report, and the stand-
ing Rule having been again suspended by unani-
mois consent, the Resolve was then read the third
time and passed, and ordered to be laid before
His FP-vel(,cy the Governor by the Hon. R. E.
At 1 o'clock H is Excellency the Governor attend-
ed at the Council Chamber in conformity with
previous notification of Proroguing the Legisla-
ture, and having taken his seat on the Throne di-
rected the Provost Mirsbal General to summon the
House of Assembly.
TheI House having accordingly attended, His
Excellency was please to close the Session with
[For Speech, see 7azette of this day.]
His Honor the Presilent of the Council then,
by command of His Excellency the Governor, de-
clared the present Colonwl Parliament prorogued
to Saturday the 17th day f January, 1880.
.Abstract of the Proeeedigs of the Honorable
House of Asembly.
Friday, 12th December, 187(-A Return from the
Secretary's Office of the Electon of William Chris-
topher John Hyland, Esquie, a Member of the
Assembly for the Parish of St.George, in the room
of Frederick Augustus StuarttHunter, Esquire, M.
-Mr. Hyland being in attendance took the quali-
fication Oaths and his Seat in tie House.
A Message from the Legislitive Council that
there. is no further business behre the Council to
engage its attention.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor :-
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Cow,m r'dr-in-Chief.
The Governor has the honor to form the Hon-
orable House of Assembly that h( will Prorogue
Parliament on Friday next, the 1-h instant, at 1
Public Buildings, Hamilton,
10th December, 1879. 5
The Attorney General introduced a Resolve for
the remuneration of the Board of Auit for its Ser-
vices from the time of the Repeal ol [e Audit Act
1878 up to the 25th November, l8 --which was
read a first time, and the rule re'uAifig the pas-
sage of Resolves being suspended, it 1s read a 2nd
time, Committed, adopted, and ordeed to be en-
grossed; and having been engrossed and the rule
further suspended, it was read a thild time and
passed. / i
Mr. Cooper moved that the 1',.e-in. .essage be
sent to His Excellency the Governor-..which was
May it Please Your Excellency;:
Referring to the arrears in the work Record-
ing Wills, Deeds and other Documents \ the Se-
cretary's Office, for which the Assembl have for
three several Sessions offered temporary lgal pro-
vision ; it being a matter of paramount Piblic ex-
pediency that such work should be no longer de-
layed : The House of Assembly beg respectfully
to request that Your Excellency will be pl ased to
direct that the necessary Clerical assistance for ef-
fecting this work be employed, for the cost of
which the House will be prepared to makeiprovi.
sion, not exceeding the rate specified in the," Act
fixing the Rates of Fees," passed in the year 1819.
Mr. Hunt objected to it on a point of order, that
the same question had before been decided in the
After discussion Mr. Cooper asked for leave to
v withdraw the proposed Message, which was
The Provost Marshal General by direction of His
Excellency the Governor desired the attendance of
he House at the Council Chamber.
The House waited upon His Excellency accord-
ingly, when he was pleased to close the present
Session of Parliament with a Speeeh to the Legisla-
tive Council and House of Assembly, as follows :-
[For Speech, see Gazette of this day.]
His Honor the President of the Council then, by
commaffd of His Excellency the Governor, declared
this present Colonial Parliament prorogued to Sa-
turday, the 17th day of January, 1880.
A THEATRE BURNED, AND THREE PERSONS BURN-
ED TO DEATH.--The Toronto Grand Opera House
was totally destroyed by fire on the morning of the
29th ultimo and three persons-a man named
Wright, his wife and child, perished in the flames
some other persons escaped, but not however with-
out having sustained serious injury. The owner
of the building's loss is $75,000, whilst Mr. Ban-
nerman the lessee's loss is about $20,000.
The Right Honorable John Arthur Roebuck,
Liberal Member of Parliament for Sheffield and
prominent political writer, is dead.
TRADE oF CALJAO, PERu.-The exports of Callao
Instyear amounted to $40,000,000. Chief exports
are guano, sugar, nitrate of soda and hides and
skin. The largest export is of guano, reaching
$ 12,000,000. The number of vessels cleared last
year were 221 British, 61 United States, 85 German,
, 0 Freirh-ad 47 Italian.
BERMUDA HUNT RACES.
His Honor the Chief Jus- Surgeon-Major Patter-
The Hon. Eugenius Har- Dr. Park B. Tucker,
vey, Capt. Holt, R. M.L.I.,
Colonel Gordon, C.R.E., F. Hamley, Esqr., Pay
Dr. T. A. 'Outerbridge, Department,
T. Fowle Tucker, Esqr., Lt. Carpenter, A. D. C.,
Major John, 46th Regt., Lt. Davenport, R.A.,
R. D. Darrell, Esqr., Lt. Phayre, 1/19th Rgt.,
Dr. T. A. Outerbridge, Lt. Carden-Starter.
R. D. Darrell, Esqr., J. Hedingham, Esqr.-,
Judges. -Clerk of the Scales.
F Hamley, Esqr.-Clerk of the Course.
Lt. Carpenter, A. D. C., Honorary Secretary and'
These races, which seem to be now quite one of
the principal events of the year in Bermuda, took
place on Thursday the 4th of December. The day
was everything that could be wished, the sun clear
and bright yet not too hot, so that every one could
thoroughly enjoy themselves without experiencing
the overpowering heat which we have had on for-
mer occasions. The sight from the Grand Stand
was indeed a gay one, and we must say that if
Bermuda does not possess a very large or perfect
race course the one at Shelly Bay is extremely
pretty. The course itself looked in capital condi-
tion, various little improvements having been ef-
fected and the manner in which everything was
arranged does great credit to Mr. Brown, who had
been intrusted by the Committee with the general
care of the course-we cannot quite say that we do
not wish it to look better, for there are several
other improvements which in course of time and
with ampler funds we may hope to see carried out-
besides, there is generally room for improvement in
most things, and where they contribute so much to
the amusement not only of ourselves but also of
our visitors, as Races always do, no trouble should
be spared to make them as perfect as possible.
At 12 o'clock His Excellency the Governor, ac-
companied by Lady and Miss Laffan and
Mrs. H amley, drove on to the Course, and being
received at the entrance to the enclosure by some of
the Stewards, were shewn to their private Box,
while the Band played the National Anthem.
The races now commenced, but owing to one or
two objections, the first race on the programme, the
Somers Hurdles, did not take place then, but was
reserved for later on. The next on the card the
Grand Military Hunt Cup, became therefore the
first race of the day, and on the second bell ring-
ing, five horses appeared at the starting point, and
were soon got away by the starter. This did not
produce the good race that was expected, for Tom
Noddy went to the front at once and his rider,
trusting we suppose to the condition of his horse,
made the pace an uncommonly hot one and was
never overtaken though Sultan looked at one time
as if he would press him hard, when he unfortu-
The Bermuda Stakes was in our opinion a fore-
gone conclusion, the favorite, Starlight, winning as
The next Race, the Bermuda Hunt Cup, was a
surprise to every one for Faugh-a-Ballagh was
thought to be sure of winning in spite of the heavy
penalty he was obliged to carry. It was therefore
a great surprise to his backers to see Jack pressing
him very close and finally, in the home stretch,
draw gradually away from him and win a well
contested race by a couple of lengths.
The Shelly Bay Handicap produced a capital
race between Starlight, Dexter and Tom Noddy, and
the result speaks well for the judgment of the
Handicappers though, in our opinion, the winner
might even have carried more and yet won, for
though taking the first place and keeping it
throughout he was never once pressed.
The Polo Stakes produced but little interest, as
there were only three entries, and it was an easy
victory for Souvenir.
Soldier and Jack had it all their own way in the
Planter's Stakes, the former winning pretty easily
-since only four started the stakes of 5 promised
to the second horse if six ran, fell through.
The St. George's Stakes was another surprise to
the Public, it being expected that Dexter or Fairie
Queen would be the winner, but quite an outsider,
Comet, went at once to the front, and keeping the
advantage gained by a good start, won by a length
The Somers' Hurdle Race was in some respects
the most exciting event of the day, for only three
started and as Soldier bolted at the first hurdle and
in doing so drove Faugh-a-Ballagh who was on the
outside of him also off the course, it looked like an
easy race for Zerneen, who by the by is better
known as Fanny ; but turning his horse back, Mr.
Carpenter put him over the hurdle and started on
what seemed to be a hopeless chase, but to the sur-
prise of all, gaining ground at every stride on Zer-
neen, he overhauled her at the last hurdle, finally
winning by several lengths.
The Consolation Stakes, won in a canter by Dex-
ter, brought the Races of 1879 to a close. The
meeting was in every respect a great success, there
being more interest in the various events and bet-
ter contested Races than on any previous occasion.
Let us hope that that of 1880 may be more successful
still and that we shall have as pleasant a day as we
spent at Shelly Bay last Thursday week. Below is
an account of each Race.
THE GRAND MILITARY HUNT CUP-Value
20.-For all Horses the property of Officers of
the Army or Navy quartered in Bermuda. About
1 mile on the flat.
Mr. Capenter's ch. g. Lord Tom Noddy, 11 stone
(owner) ....... ........................ 1
Mr. Lutyens' br. g. Vulcan, 11 stone (owner) 2
Capt. Puzey's ch. m. Geraldine, 11 stone (Mr.
Cotesworth) ............................ 0
Mr. Morrison's ch. m. Nelly, 11 stone (Mr.
Francis) ................................ 0
Dr. Corbett's gr. g. Sultan, 11 stone (Mr. Ashby) 0
Tom Noddy took the lead at the start and keep-
ing it throughout, won pretty easily.
THE BERMUDA STAKES.-For all Horses the
property of Civilians. Horses foaled in Bermuda
allowed 7 lbs. About 1 mile on the flat. Stakes
Mr. Lane's ch. g. Starlight, 11 st. (Mr. Skinner) 1
Mr. Misick's b. g. Soldier, 11 st. 7 lbs. (Owner).. 2
Dr. Rees' r. g. Dick, 11 st. 7 lbs. (Mr. Macartney) 0
Starlight took the lead, closely followed by Dick,
but was never overtaken and won pretty easily;
Soldier came in a poor third, but owing to Dick's
jockey being disqualified for carrying short weight,
he obtained second place.
THE BERMUDA HUNT CUP-Value 15.-For
all Horses that have been hunted in Bermuda.
About 1J, mile over hurdles.
Capt. Peniston's br. g. Jack, 11 st. (Owner).... 1
Mr. Carpenter's br. g. Faugh-a-Ballagh, 12 st. 7
lbs. (Owner) .............................. 2
Mr. Phayre's bl. g. Sancho, 11 st. (Owner)...... 0
Mr. Morrison's ch. m. Nelly, 11 st. (Mr. Francis) 0
Faugh-a-Ballagh was a hot favourite at starting
and taking the lead kept it up to the last quarter
of a mile, when Jack overtook him; and then en.
sued a capital race, which ended in the favourite
being beaten by a couple of lengths.
THE SHELLY BAY HANDICAP.-For all
Horses. About 1l mile on the flat. Stakes 20.
Mr. Lane's ch. g. Starlight, 12 st. 12 lbs. (Mr.
Skinner)......... ... .... .... ........ 1
Mr. Zuill's bl. g. Dexter, 12 st. 5 lbs. (Owner)... 2
Mr. Carpenter's ch. g. Lord Tom Noddy, 11 stone
(Owner) ................. ....... .....4 0
Capt. Puzey's oh. m. Geraldine, 10 st. 7 lbs. (Mr.
Cotesworth).. ,.,, 1..g.o* **,.,** $e*e* 0
Dr. Rees' r. g. Dick, 11 st. 5 lbs. (Mr. Macartney) 0
Mr. Lutyens br. g. Vulcan, 11 st. (Owner)..... 0
Mr. Morrison's ch. m. Nelly, 10 st. 7 lbs. (Mr.
Francis).. ...... .................. ...... 0
Starlight, Dexter and Lord Tom Noddy got off
well together, and it was at once apparent that the
race lay between those three. Starlight went soon
to the front, followed closely by the other two, that
order continuing throughout.
THE POLO STAKES.-For all Horses of 14
hands 2 inches and under, catch weights not un-
der 10 stone 7 lbs. Horses under 14 hands al-
lowed 7 Ibs. About 1 mile on the flat. takes
Mr. Outerbridge's br. g. Souvenir, 10 st. 7. lbs.
(Capt. Peniston) ......... ............. 1
Dr. Tucker's gr. m. Lady Grey, 11 st. (Mr. Skin-
ner)........ .. ....... ........ ......... 2
Mr. C. Zuill's br. m. Zephyr, 10 st. (Owner).... 0
Souvenir won easily.
THE PLANTERS' STAKES.-For all untrained
I orses the property of Farmers and that have
been regularly employed at farm work. Horses
foaled in Bermuda allowed 7 lbs. About 1 mile
on the flat, Stakes, 16 to the first horse, 5 to
the second if six start.
Mr. Misick's b. g. Soldier, 11 st. 7 lbs. (Owner).. 1
Capt. Peniston's br. g. Jack, 11 st. (Owner)...... 2
Mr. C. Peniston's ch. g. Paddy, 11 st. (Mr. Skin-
ner) .................................. 0
Mr. Smith's b. m. Saddie, 11 st. (Mr. Francis)... 0
Soldier and Jack made the running throughout,
the former winning pretty easily.
THE ST. GEORGE'S STAKES.-For all Horses
of 15 hands and under ; weight for inches; 5 lbs.
allowed per inch under 15 hands. About 1 mile
on the flat. Stakes 15.
Mr. Lane's br. g. Comet, 10 st. 7 lbs. (Mr. Skin-
ner) ................................. 1
Mr. Zuill's bl. g. Dexter, 12 st. (Owner)........ 2
Mr. Outerbridge's br. g. Souvenir, 9 st. 11 Ibs.
(Capt. Peniston) ........................ 0
Mr. Ashby's b. m. Faerie Queene, 12 st. (Owner) 0
Faerie Queene and Dexter were the favourites at
starting, and it was thought the race lay be-
tween them, but to the surprise of all Comet came
to the front and eventually won a good race by a
length or more.
THE SOMERS HURDLE RACE.-For'all Hor-
ses, those of 15 hands and under allowed 10 lbs.
About one mile over hurdles. Stakes 15.
Mr. Carpenter's br. g. Faugh-a-Ballagh, 12 st. 7
lbs. (Owner) ............................ 1
Mr. Skinner's ch. m. Zerneen, 10 t. 4 lbs. (Owner) 2
Mr. Misick's b. g. Soldier, 12 st. (Owner)....... 0
This looked an easy race for Zerneen, since
Faugh-a-Ballagh and Soldier left the course at the
first hurdle, but the former, after turning back on
to the course and taking the hurdle, gave chase to
Zerneen, and eventually won by a couple of lengths.
A CONSOLATION SCRAMBLE.-For all beaten
Horses that have run at the meeting. About
half a mile on the flat. Value 5 and of the
Mr. Zuill's bl. g. Dexter, 12 st. 7 bs. ........... 1
Capt. Puzey's ch. m. Geraldine, 11 st............ 2
Dr. Corbett's gr. g. Sultan .................... 0
Won in a canter-Sultan having refused,to start
and Geraldine having bolted.
TIlivE IN WHIcH THE LEADING HORSE IN EACH CON-
TEST ACCOMPLISHED ITS PERFORMANCE. m. S.
Grand Military Hunt Cup--1- mile on flat-
Lord Tom Noddy ......................3 07
The Bermuda Stakes-1 mile on flat-Starlight 2 12
The Bermuda Hunt Cup-1 mile over hur-
dles- Jack ............................3 12,
The Shelly Bay Handicap-1 mile on flat-
,'tarlight ........................... 3 12
The Polo Stakes-1 mile on flat-Souvenir,.... 2 01
The PF' P '..-,' Stakes-i mile onflat-Soldier. .2 06
The St. George's Stakes-1 mile on Flat-,
Comet ... ..................... . . 2 07
Somers Hurdle Race'-one mile over hurdles-
Faugh-a- Ballagh .................... 2 18
F... our Special Sporting Correspondent.
On Thursday last the meet was at the Devil's
Hole or Neptune's Grotto as it is sometimes called
by those who don't care to speak of such a disrepu-
table old gentleman as his satanic majesty appears
to have been, though what reason there is .for think-
ing so I can't imagine. According to Milton he
and his people don't seem to be half so black as
they are painted and even their abode itself is re-
presented as a gorgeous Fairyland-I mean the
Fairyland of Pantomimes, and not the well-known
resort where our Bermudian fairies love to pic-nic,
and where spoony couples go for the honeymoon
and are afraid to put their noses beyond the limits
of that charming residence known by the name of
Honeymoon Cottage for fear of being laughed at
-but I am getting off the scent-what has an old
f.-: *- lik'- me to do with honeymoons and cottages
I_. r a .yi.L.._for Mrs. T. ain't dead yet, and all will
agree with me that it has nothing to do with the
Hunt. So to return to the Devil's Hole-our field
that day was small but excessively select. The
master himself was absent-having I heard met
with an accident when riding, which has placed him
hors-de-combat for the time being. One lady we
saw at the meet, but I am sorry to say the idea of
being the only Amazon was too much for her so she
wished us good bye, which I did not think was very
flattering to us who were there. The chances of
more coming seeming hopeless the acting master, a
very fair young man, led the field and away they
went. I say they because the desperate appearance
of those few riders so took my breath away that I
thought it more prudent to stick to the road a bit,
and leaving those young chaps who, without the
steady guidance of the Master, looked uncommonly
like mischief, especially as one of them kept going
about in a most perfunctory manner, I cantered
quietly over Knapton Hill and joined them again
at Smith's Church. From here we had a nice piece
of country over a few rails and two or three good
walls, then crossing the middle road we passed be-
hind Mrs. Peniston's, over the rails at the back of
her house, where last year a Post Boy came to grief,
then came some more rails which are always rather
formidable, the take off being very awkward and
none of them seemed to fancy it-however the fair
one at last succeeded in getting Sancho over, and
the others followed suit. Then passing behind
Miss Tucker's house we gallopped across over the
usual country along the North Shore to Mt. Lang-
ton, having been joined on our way by Captain -
of the sub-marines, a well known opponent of Fa-
ther Neptune's, at least I hear he has the reputation
of constantly attempting to destroy the equanimity
of that old gentleman, the result being if not actu-
ally a row, yet a good blow up atthe bottom of the
sea. We entered through the gate at the top of the
hill as usual down to the bottom again and over the
wall brought us to the finish where, as is always the
case at Mount Langton, a large assembly was gath-
ered together to witness our entry. But I am a
little too quick for the before mentioned habits of
one rider or rather of his horse caused his part of
the finish to be less brilliant than he could have
wished, but the presence of certain fair ones added
to his own perseverance ended in his getting over
satisfactorily at last. A hearty welcome up at Gov-
ernment House and a first rate dance where I, of
course, thoroughly enjoyed myself in the sunny
smiles of my numerous admirers, brought our day's
sport to a very satisfactory close.T
The number of Her Majesty's ships on the west
coast of Africa will shortly be increased in conse-
quence of the war prevailing there.
[ Written expressly for the Bermuda Royal Gazette.]
DIGEST OF THE PRESIDENTS MESSAGE.
The President's Annual Message communicated
to Congress on the 1st Dec., is a lengthy and able
document. We submit the following digest:-
Acknowledgment is first made to the giver of all
good for the large and unusual measure of nation-
al prosperity which we now enjoy. Congress is
congratulated on the results of Resumption, almost
immediately followed by a general revival of trade.
'1 he excess of specie over the amount of U. S. notes
redeemed is $40,000,000. The large balance of trade
in our favour, which has been paid in gold from the
1st July last to Nov. 15th, amounts to $59,000,000.
The success of refunding the Public Debt is noted,
since March Ist, 1877, $14,297,177 have been saved
in Interest, and the bonds are now generally held
by the people. Legislation is advised towards the
refunding of $792,121,700 maturing within two
years, whereby $11,000,000 can be annually saved
to the Treasury. The coinage of gold, during the
last fiscal year was $40,986,912, of silver dollars from
the passing of the Act till Nov. Ist, $45,000,850 of
which $12,700,347 have been issued. The great re-
vival of internal and foreign trade will, itis thought,
supply the instructions as to how the dual metal
circulation may be secured and no further legisla-
tion is counselled than the cessation of coining silver
dollars at the present legal standard. The retire-
ment of U. States notes called into existence by the
exigencies of the war, is strongly advised to place
the currency of the country on a solid basis, and
the gradual extinction of the Public Debt. It is
advised that polygamy in Utah be repressed if ne-
cessary by withdrawing the privileges of citizenship
from those who indulge in it. The elections of the
year are taken to evidence the interest generally
felt in the free and full exercise of the rights of
citizenship, and legislation, which experience dic-
tates towards the general security of the franchise,
should in all cases be had. Considerable space is
given to the Civil Service Commission, and the sys-
tem of competitive examinations to secure the best
talent for the Public Service, without fear or fa-
vour. An annual appropriation of ';." would
be required. The enlargement of the public ser-
vice has of late years made it almost impossible to
enquire as formerly into the merits of applicants,
and where examinations have been made not only
have better men been secured, but the staff we alrea-
dy have, has been stimulated to more active exertion
to improve themselves. The federal officers, while
having their political freedom secured should not
be made use of as voting machines, and taxed to
pay to the political cause they support, since it is an
exaction if not voluntarily given, and ultimately an
unjust tax on the country. Foreign Relations are
next touched on. The Fortune Bay damages on the
6th Jany., 1878, have been presented to the British
Government put at $105,305-02. Attention will be
directed to the permanent settlement of difficulties
growing out of the fisheries, only temporarily ad-
justed by the Treaty of Washington. The Cana-
dian Government have assented to suggestions with
a view to saving life and commodities in marine
disasters. The Australian Exhibition this year at
Sydney, has had a Commission appointed, and that,
proposed next year, at Melbourne should also be re-
presented by a proper Commission. The new
French Cable Company have had such landing
rights granted them, as will prevent their absorp-
tion by other Companies, and maintain a desirable
competition in rates.
'Spain has honorably settled the claims growing
out of the Cuban Iusurrection. A treaty was con-
cluded with the Netherlands on July 31st and Ex-
tradition Treaties with the Netherlands and Den-
mark are now in progress. Questions have arisen
with Switzerland in regard to pauper and convict
emigrants and a Swiss Municipal Tutelage over
naturalized Swiss. With the German Government
frequent cases come up of itiz -!-Lip where exist-
ing laws are strictly regarded. The legation at
Athens owing to no provision being made by Con-
gress has been withdrawn. Relations with Austria
Russia, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Belgium con-
tinue amicable. Reference is made to the change
of personal Government in Egypt and the obelisk
presented by the ex-Khedive to New York. The
Treaty recently made between Japan and the Uni-
ted States, in regard to the revision of former treat-
ies, it is now believed will be followed by similar
action on the part of other treaty powers.
The indemnities received some years sinee from
China and Japan should be apportioned and any
excess returned. The Government of China will
undertake the consideration of the emigration of
Chinese to the United States to prevent any injuri-
ous consequences. Mediation has been tendered
between China and Japan in the Loochoo Island
difficulty. Raids on t+,he Rio Grande frontier have
almost ceased. The third instalment of the Mexi-
can Award, July 1868, has been paid, and is being
adjusted. Diplomatic intercourse with Colombia
is again fully restored, especially fortunate in view
of the proposed inter-oceanic canal to secure the
capital for which essential guarantees of security
to the right of way must be had. A Chilian Min-
ister has been received. Mediation has been ten-
dered in the war between Peru, Bolivia and Chili.
Trade with Brazil and the Argentine Republic is
improving, and provision should be made for more
c direct communication. A Provisional Government
Las been established in Venezuela. A naval v>:..:l1
has been sent to the Samoan Islands to take' pos-
session of the harbour of Pago, where a convenient
coal station will be established. Diplomatic inter-
course with Roumania and Servia is now being
considered. The diplomatic information will sup-
ply important details of the growing trade between
Europe and America. Under the treaty of March
1867, with Russia, and the necessity of the case, an
organized government of the Alaska Territory is
Ordinary Revenue June 30, 1879.. .$273,827,384-46
Surplus ................ $6,879,300-93
Total estimated Expenditure for year ending June
30, 188Q, 24'-1,000,000, leaving an estimated sur-
plus of $24,000,000. The pension arrears during
the last and present fiscal year, amounting to $21,-
747,249-60, have prevented the usual applications to
the Sinking Fund, which hereafter, it is thought,
can be had. Details are given of the reports of
the Secretaries of War, of the Navy, and the Post-
master General. The United States Marshals have
performed their duties, relying on the faith of
Congress to indemnify them, the appropriations of
the last session not including them. The arrear-
ages in the Supreme Court demand a remedy. The
Attorney General recommends the creation of an
intermediate Court of Error and Appeals, and the
appointment of ten additional Circuit Judges,
entailing not more than $60,000 additional out-
lay. The Indian difficulties are observed. It is
proposed to apportion the land and grant titles in-
alienable for twenty-five years, to extend the bene-
fits of the Homestead Act to Indians who will give
up their common tribal possessions, and to provide
for their instruction, as has already been done at
Hampton Virginia, and Carlisle in Pennsylvania.
The Executive authority has been exerted to pro-
tect Indian lands from trespass, and efforts have
been made, with partial success, to prevent the
waste of timber, and special legislation is called
for. The claims of the Department of Agriculture
to further generous support are urged from nation-
al considerations. The providing of a suitable Li-
brary for the growing wants of the Union at
Washington is put forward. The substructure of
the Washington National Monument has been
strengthened and means are asked towards its com-
pletion. The District of Columbia makes heavy
demands on Congress. The filling in of the flats
in front of the city thought in time will recoup the
outlay; the repairs of streets, wooden pavements
worn out; proper provision for education. The
cause of popular education in the District of Col-
umbia is surely entitled to the same consideration
at the hands of the national government as in the
several States and Territories, to which munificent
grants of the public lands have been made for the
endowment of schools and universities.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
MR. EDITOR,-You have been most cruelly im-
posed upon. Tally Ho promised on the 2nd of this
monththat his Wife would write a description of
the Toilettes at the Races.
No doubt he intended to get some lady to do so
for him (you know as well as I do,-Mr. Editor, that
Tally HO is not married yet.)
But before Tally Ho could get his letter written
for you, some wicked Bachelor has sent you one
under the assumed signature of Susan Tally Ho
and you have, innocently printed it.
Does the writer, think that he for one moment
deceived your readers, or does he flatter himself
that he knows anything about the Toilettes of La-
dies ? Poor man! any Girl of sixteen would laugh
at hi& confused metaphors; his blue birds, flower
gardens and phantoms, and would detect his sex in
his failure to notice the materials of most of the
dresses he mentions but does not describe.
Curiously enough the material of the Fawn
Camels hair costume is named correctly; that mate-
rial was worn by a very young lady; but how did
your correspondent find that out ? It makes one
suspect that Tally Ho wrote the letter himself.
Is he also a Jockey which a Lady patronises ?
How nice for him (or it.)
Do please tell your printer not to spell Scuttle
with a K.
For the Royal Gazette.
CHRISTIANITY AND "THE CHURCH."
The Bible says, He that abideth in the doctrine
of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
ii Epistle of St. John. p 1: of the 9th v.
Martin Luther -.itl, There are two kinds of
id61latry, the one outward, the other inward. Out-
ward when man worships, wood, stone, beasts, the
stars., Inward, when for fear of punishment, or
seeking ease, though we offer no ai'nratiou to the
Creature, we inwardly love it, and trust in it."
Thomas Hughes, an admirer of the manly Ar-
nold of Rugby says, I do not deprecate attach-
ment to the Church of our fathers. God forbid.
How can we be thankful enough for the privileges
of which by God's mercy we are inheritors ? But
let us learn to set Christ above the Church. Then
we shall not, I think, love our Church the less; but
we shall love it more wisely, and be more able, per-
haps, to draw others into the fellowship of our
A number of Churchmen, anxious in consequence
of the frequent occurrence of the words the
Church," in sermons current, agreed among them-
selves to accept these words whenever preached,
as meaning the great Catholic and Apostolic
. Church, of all who believe and confess, Christ to
be the Son of God.
A sermon preached lately so associated the
Church, with an unbroken line from the Apostles,
through the triple order of Bishops, Priests and
Deacons," as to leave no chance for the application
of the above Charitable Construction, to the. credit*
of the preacher, and farther to leave little doubt,
but that he meant that his hearers should under-
stand, the Church" to mean, a kind of Postal es-
tablishment, between man, and salvation, all com-
munications to be stamped by the emissaries of
Rome and Canterbury.
Such preaching awakens unbelief and pity. Not
unbelief in Christianity ; (for the warmth of that
seems the more genial, when resisting hard knocks)
but in the preaching, mingleLd-with -pity, for aity
human being, who can hope to impose such narrow
views on any congregation of 1879, even in
ATTEMPT,ON THE LIFE OF THE EMPER-
OR OF RUSSIA.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 3.-To -day a deputation
proceeded to the Kremlin to congratulate His Ma-
jesty upon his visit to Moscow. Previous to the
Emperor's arrival in the Hall of Audience the
Lord Marshall gave the deputation the news of the
catastrophe of the previous evening. His hearers
appeared for the moment thunderstruck, but imme-
diately afterward broke into loud cheers at the
Emperor's escape. The Emperor appeared in St.
George's Hall at noon and was presented by the
municipal authorities with brad and salt, when he
spoke as follows :-
"Gentlemen,-I am very clad to see you again,
remembering the royal . e ,in,.t which you evin-
ced on the occasion of the sad event of April 14.
Similar assurances then reached me from all parts
of Russia. You are already acquainted with the
events of yesterday. GOD preserved me, as well as
those travelling with me. Anxious only for the
welfare of Russia I have placed myself in the hands
of Providence; but sedition must be extirpated.
I appeal, therefore, to you and all right-minded
people to aid me in the eradication of this
evil which has taken root in Russia. I address
myself to parents and urge them to conduct their
children in the paths of truth and righteousness, in
order that they may become, not miscreants, but
useful men and good citizens." The Emperor's
words were received with loud cheers.
The Subterranean Passage-A ",-si.on who was in
the baggage train at the time of the explosion says
the baggage train of fourteen carriages and two lo-
comotives was despatched half an hour before the
train carrying the Emperor, but by a fortunate
chance the Czar's train overtook the baggage train,
passed and left it some distance behind. The ex-
plosion attracted the police and a crowd of peo-
ple, who were.loud in their expressions of -horror.
Telegraphic communication was interrupted for a
time, owing to the posts having been thrown down
by the explosion. Two railway officials who were
in the immediate vicinity were badly injured. The
perpetrators doubtless thought the Czar was in the
second train. The Public Prosecutor and the Ma-
gistrate soon arrived. The latter discovered in the
courtyard of the empty house, concealed under
the snow, some wires connected with a battery
placed in an outhouse, flom which the passing
trains could easily be seen. The house was bought
in September by a young man who stated that he
was-a citizen of Samara. He had been observed
digging in his cellar by his neighbors, but he dis-
armed suspicion by declaring that his reason for
doing so was to obtain sand. From this cellar was
dug a passageway in which a train of powder was
laid, connecting with a mine under the railway.
More wires were found behind the wall paper.
From the quantity of clothing found in the house
it is supposed that several persons were engaged in
the work. The News' St. Petersburg despatch says
-" The tunnel containing the powder train ran
150 feet from the house, underneath the permanent
roadway. The first part of the tunnel was built of
stone. Some persons, who were standing on the
embankment, as the baggage train passed, imagin-
ing it was the Czar's train, cheered, which was the
signal for exploding the mine.
Mr. Secretary Sherman in his annual report to
the United States Congress states that in 1879
$171,857 51 cents has been collected at the port
of New York on passengers baggage, for which
there was no warrant.