Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076588
Volume ID: VID00354
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 46887227
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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No. 51.-Vol. LI* STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUAS 24s. per Anu

IlanmiHon, Berm~utda, 7 es1day/, December 23, 1879.
|' ... . .. ... .. .

[C written specially for the Bermuda Royal Gazette.] i cated, while serving to stimulate the less informed
I to the formation of a better judgifient on sacred
il lAv things, without necessarily tending to any impious
hh t t idolitry. In short, hardly any form of illustration
Christmas, as the keystone festival of Christen- has been neglected to portray the leading events of
dom, has had drawn round it the best of cheer. Christmas Tide, and the whole scheme of the Chris-
S istias, with all classes and ages, has its spe- I tian story. The marvellous development of Mo-
cial attractions, and its due celebration has been dern machinery, and the multiplication of applian.
riveted into our natiou9l life. Other nations- be. ces have widely disseminated copies of these works,
sides our own keep the time, as a marked happy in a more or less refined finish, and literature
one to them, in common with all mankind; but has richly supplemented the attractive illustrations.
the social attractions, which cluster round an Eng- Our Christmas tales and stories, and our Christmas
lish Christmas, w6e will look for in vain 'in other serials have become annual requisites. As a gene-
countries. English life, and especially English ral thing their literary and artistic excellence is
Country life, has invested Christmas with a res- by no means mediocre. Traditions have been in-
,plendent glory, which intensifies the deep religious terwoven with experiences, and important collateral
significance of the day, a glad one indeed to all illustrations of Christian life and conduct are well
nations. Our refined civilization has in every presented. Thus a double benefit is secured by the
sense adorned the festival, and has indelibly stamp- Christmas Publications, the sustaining of a living
ed its greatness on our minds. It is peculiarly interest,in Christmas, and the inculcating, in the
gratifying that so substantial a hold has been ob- most pleasing fashion, many important lessons of
trained by Christmas on our thoughts and feelings the season.
in ordet that our Christianity, as it should be, Looking at Christmas Tide in its strict social as-
should far extend beyond mere fanciful sentiment, pect, we readily see how felicitous it is. Christi-
thlat it should come within the scope of practical poli- vanity injected into the family circle a holy securi-
^0s. An out and out English Christmas preserves the ty, and largely refined the domestic relations. In
"-'ward and visible and the inward and spiritual English life family ties are drawn more closely
S due equilibrium. It. is a corrective of any together, and family re-unions are the features of
Sdern tendency to drift into mere lofty sentimen- the holidays, which are so eagerly relished. Home
sm, to the exclusion of the consequent accom- from school and college, home from the Counter
pa ing practical, arid a protest against the out- and the Counting House, to circle round the do-
ward demonstration of itself being all. This judi- mestic hearth and to luxuriate in the dainties of
cious commingling is happy in every sense, and the Christmas table, Seasoned with many genial
Christmas has inherent, in it all that is fullycon- interchanges, and enlivened by many experiences.
Sducive to salutary well-being. Christmas Tide is a breaking into the hurry and
Christmas marks an eventecond only in ipor- din of the world's business, and a refreshing recre-
tance to the Creation itself, the incarnation of GOD, action we would not willingly part with, yea rather
that the salvation of man, propounded with his' we would make large sacrifices to retain. Happy
first existence, might, in accordance with Divine England whose homes, even the humblest of them
wisdom, be accomplished. Regarding Christ only can drink in the full measure of Christmas enjoy-
Is a prophet, or as a mere man, we have in Christ- ment and quaff to the full the wassail bowl. And
mas the beginning of an extraordinary life which, not only in Old England, but wherever the English
duringjits short continuance, wrought untold good, language is spoken, English ideas and tastes
and ieich has told with magic influence on all prevail, English hearts ever ready for English
succeeding time, But going beyond, as we are cheer. With- these random scraps we take our
bound, the estimate of the Mahometan or the tenets leave, wishing our indulgent readers and kind pa.
of the sceptical, we discern Christ's divinity,. and trons" "A Happy Christmas" with a sincerity which
bow submissive to a kind and inscrutable provi- marks the compliments so readily exchanged at this
ddence. If at first we quail with the Shepherds in festive season.
the vale of Bethlehem, we hear the same comforting ~ .
Angelic voice "Fear Not," and the same assurance N OTi- otice
which pacified them gives us hope. The same sat- ot lice N otico e
isfaction which the Magi derived from their service
of adoration we may also draw, by paying our vows
in the sight of all His people, even in the Courts of 64 Chre'ishns. E feSIC'I(iI aS
the Lord's House, richly decked in exquisite symbo-
lism led, as they were, by Divine guidance. e e '
In Christmas we have the foundation of a pro- AND PROMENADE CONC FItI'
gressive christian' civilization which has revolution- Will take place,
ized the world. Looking at the grand results, can
We say that they have been the products of mere O n Friday, 26th, and
human agency'? Could so slight a beginning, even '
contemptible and weak in itself, have wrought out Monday, 29th of this month.
the work accomplished P Standing in the crypt of At the Premises of F. M. COOPER, Esqr.,
the most ancient existing Christian Basilica, at Southampton.
Bethlehem, hedged round with huge conventual There will be a variety of F Y
buildings, by the silver star let into the pavement There will be a variety of FANGY AIt-
which dogmatically asserts the spot of Christ's TICLES anda full supply of Refreshments for
birth, and with the Saintly Jerome accepting it, a sale.
citizen of the Western World has in truth forced Mozart's Favorite Band will be in attendance
on his consideration some weighty thoughts. Here
in suburb of the mighty Jerusalem, inabeautiful Price of Admission-Adults 6J., Children 3d.
spot even now in the denuded landscape, we find Persons are strictly forbid trespassing with
the dawn of Christianity, and wd follow it in its Carts or Tables for the purpose of selling.
oiiward course from the humble birth of Christ to
our own day. We ae struck with this fact that R. BASSET ,
Christianity to-day shines in brighter effulgence in Manager.
the farWest'than in the gorgeous Eas,t, whence it had Southampton, 15th December, 1879.-2
itg origin. Christ's reply to the woman of Samaria,
who presumed his Jewish predilection for the wor- O t Ce
ship at Jerusalem, comes home to us with a double O t10
force. The privileges which we specially enjoy
appear of increased import in our contemplation of. 0 of
the whole picture. Think of the beautiful British' ,. ( J IF of S.
Captives in the Slave market at Rome, attracting
the Pope's notice to.Pagan Britons, and think of i ) AUGIIT'!,I > OF ViH/YO I ,
the England of to-day, the foremost Christian
Power in the w6rll, and.add, to complete- the con- o o1) l' No. A, INtDEPNDENT OhRDiln OF
trast in the comparison; the United States as a GOOD SAMARITANS, intend having a
Healthy offshoot of English strength! Is not the 9 I
progress astonishing when dispassionately consid- k a aln t
ered in the long run? Down the avenue of time At the Town Hall, amilton
we doubtless encounter many blots and drawbacks, At the Town Hall, arnilton,
the results of passion, prejudice and ignorance, and On rida* Sa urd ,
an obscuration of the truth, which, like the sun him. Onl Frial/ S a3(1 Ur (iy4
self, soon dissipates the darkening clouds, and ',he and 27th, stnt.
reigns in its majestic power. We look at the ag- In a he 26hof aov 27th, Instant. ic
gregate results and we draw our deductions there- In aid of t[e alove Lode. The lllc are
from, as the closest approximations to fact. Tak-I respectfuily invited.
iing an isolated period, the review would not be ac- Doors open on Friday at 3'30 p.m. and Sa-
urate, Speaking generally, the beneficialinfluen- turday at 6 p.m.
Sces of Christian civilization are everywhere ap- Admission only 6d.
parent. Co-existent with its extension is a marked EIL I N a.. LIG H T B OUR N,
change 'ii morals, and the adoption of what con-
duces to progress of every kind. The Greek and Secretary of Committee.
Roman civilizations were wonderful in their nature tcembei' 15th, 1879.
afid were followed by the Christian, a healthy graft -..- -..
on the latter hardy stock. Materially considered, tX ANT'P D, 13,000 men, women and chi!-
as regards the progress of nationalities, the Chris- dren to look at the splendlid Stock of
tian civilization has been the most progressive as JEWtELY, SoliId Silver Plated Ware and
well as the most compact.. Cradled in Bethlehem, ja' (oode at C i I ll)'S.--4
it issued forth in its strength from Jerusalem, con- o
quering and to conquer the powers ofdarkness that /
held the world in the most abject slavery. Christi-
anity, in pointing out the true source and destiny of *
theb humanrace, removedthedarknessof despair and FO S A L E C E P Fro. O CA S I,
inspired a hope which strengthened present pa-
tience. The Baptist, in the dreary solitude of the A Consignment of
Wilderness of Judrea, to this day a forbidding 1 ~ \ 3 I. o each Bot1l
waste, proclaimed the advent of Christ and herald- 35 CJES, 3 )oz. each Bottled
ed the Christian civilization which shall prevail. ALE

To perpetuate the event which Christmas essen- 3 Cases 9 Dozen Superior PALE SHERRY
tially marks, art has freely lent its aid, under the 23 23 CLARET,
patronage of the Church, specially of the Western 7 '' 7 PORT WIN E,
Church. Canvass upon canvass, some with exqui- 12 12 PALE BRANDY
site skill, delineate the series of events in the uni- 12 12 Scotch WHISKEY
versal language of drawing. The story of Christ- 4 C lA M P A N
mas has thus been illustrated for all- langauiges. 4 IAMA N
Those conversant with the art treasures of Europe The above (( ,ODS have been particularly
will recall many a pleasing composition. The selected in London as a Sample Lot for this
carver has done his work, we may trace from the Market.
rude Saxony wood carvings, to be seen in Dres- B W W A LK ER & 'CO
den, to the exquisite Christ of Michael Angelo. W S e.,
Greek Art encouraging no variations in religious 25 Front Sueet.
subjects-such may be seen in the famous Greek Ilainilton, DIcr. 2, 1879.
Church of St. George at Smyrna-falls short of the
excellence of Roman. In mosaics--those especial- gentleman and Lady, or Two
ly which adorn St. Marks at Venice. Painted A Ladies, caL be accommodated with LODG-
glass pre-eminent the windows of the Cathedral of INGS'in a Cottage in this Town.
Toledo in Spain, Stained glass foremost M3unich p f t
and Nurenberg. Paintings on wood, frescoes, &c. Particulars please apply at the Office of this
The illustra ions are n imerous and effective to con- 1P per.
atrate a thoughtful admiration among the edu. Hamimron, D Ic. 1st, 18^'9.

*/Jnniversary of the Ber-
muda Loyal Union Society.
'j'tlE Members of the before mentioned
Society (D. V.)

Will MAleet at the Residence of Mr. James D.
l'erenchief Southampton,

St. Stephen's Day,
The 26th Instant, at 9 o'clock, A.M.
And Proceed thence in order to St. Ann's
Church, where there will be Divine Service, at
I1 a.m.
Members aro requested to be punctual in their
attendance and to bear in mind that there will
be a Collection at the conclusion of the Service
in behalf of the Society.
By Request of the Committee,

11amilton, Dec. 15th, 1879.






iMarshal's Sale.

At the Residence of Mr. George Oakley,
In the Town of Hamilton,
At 12 o'clock,
The 31 st day of Deer., Instant,
Under and by virtue of a Writ of FExecution is
sued from the Court of General Assize at
suit of JAMES SMITH vs. the said
GEORGE OAKLEY, the following

1 ]OOKCASE 8 Pictures 5 Chairs
1 Centre Table
Lot of Table Ornaments 1 Carpet
1 Chest of Drawers 1 Washstand
1 Dressing TABLE
1 Rocking and another Chair 1 Bedstead
I Pine Press 1 Washstand 1 Old Chair
1 Dozen Pieces CROCKERY 3 Tumblers
I Glass Sugar Dish 1 Sofa 2 Tables
1 Other Carpet 1 Sewing Machine
1 aRiro.+nT~.'h R AIT0A40 -I q+^.nxr

iN Ot Cce. 2 Tea Kettles and 2 Sauce Pans.
^ --- e JOHN H. TROTT,
*D^ br 15187P G.
t _*December.15, 1879.
i F LAD1) IIES of Pagiet intendI T Tr' 7" -I i
aving (D. V.) S. W h er

4 T. NJeettinq Watchmaker, Jeweller 6. En-
At Paget School Room, graver
B m 1Offers jor Sale Cheap,
S&. & A Choice Selection of
The .,LLh Instant. I aches, Clocks, .Iewelry
Proceeds of which will be in behalf of the a i P t IJ' re
School R1oom. and Silver Plated I'are,
Door opens at 0 P. NI. Suitable for Xmas Presents.
Admittance 6d. And Persons intending to purchase will find (by
Mozarts' Band will be in attendance. calling at his Store,) ample room to say I
have at last fouad a Cheap Jewelry Store."
EM L S BSM T N. 1.-Parties who have not Settled their
Act. Secretary. Accounts for the past four years, need not ask
ilton, ee. 15th, 187. for Goods on Credit, but extend to all he same
q Exhibition-the largest assortmetit of Call and See.
IQ,.,- .)I # -.4 *IA ADL -- --rD-C- a 1 Id See.

Zivr Prlatod vvWAtii ever in1 ieranud a;
consisting of Tea Sets, )esert Sets, Ice
Pitchers, Waiters, Vegetable Dishes, Fruit
Stands & Dishes, Cake Baskets, Castors, But-
ter Dishes, Flower Vases, Cheese Dishes, Pic-
kle Dishes, fIe Tubs, Sardine Boxes, Jewel
Caskets, Candle Sticks, Pudding D)ishes, Card
Receivers, Piowder Boxes, Goblets, Cups, Nap-
kin Rings, Spoons, Forks, &c., &c., at


Tin Type Gallery.


'j IIFC Undersigned take-s great pleasure in
announcing to the Inhabitants of Bermu-
da that he has leased the Photograph Gallery
cf 31r. J. hliu .ogan, where he intends carrying
Portrait and Landscapo Photo-
In all its Branches.
I1avinig brought with him all the latest style
of work and the most improved instruments and
fancy b:ck grounds, hlie fels confident he can
give pet fcct satisfaction to all who may favour
him with th(ir i atronage.
lite has also with him his tools and necessary
parts for the ,1epa:irs of WATC iIS, CLOCKS
and J iE: V EK L(R Y, having worked at Photograph-
i.g and Watchmaking for over 10 years, with
great success, le feels he is capable of giving
perfect Satisfaction in both iusineuises.
Work in Watch or Jewelry line left at his
Gallery will meet with prompt attention and
moderate charges.

Photographer 4 Watchmaker.

Dec. 12th, 1879.

Memoirs of the late
(Of Bermuda,)
By CIIAS. L\NMAN, Georgetown, D.C.
For Sale at the Book Store adjoining the Office
of the Royal Gazette."
December 16, 1879.-3


BS R 9 G "T 87G 6- S
Delivered in ilaiilton at 25/ per 100 lbs. in
Barrel with additional one shilling for freight
and barrel.
Aft(r 31st Inst.ut 2:i/ per 100 lbs.
St. George's, )December 15, 1879.
IF you want a fine Gold or Silver Key or
Stem Winding WATCi, go to CHILI)'S.
Do not forget he is Agent for the American
Waltham Watch.--

Reid Street, next West Gazette" Office.
December 15th, 1879.

For Sale,

Received per late arrivals,
1.aE PIHETON, 4 Seatas
I Park PlijETON, 2 Seat
I Concord BUGGY
2 Large and powerful farm


2 Handsome Carriage HORSE'S
1 Ayeshire$"

Pedigree Warranted.
I Ayrshire CALF, "Male," Pedigree Warranted
2 Good Milch COWS
100 Ills. Choice New York State Garnet Seed
150 Bils. Barren Island Fish GUANO, the best
Fertilizer imported.
Reid Street.
ilamilton, Dec. 15, 1879.
I1' you wish something rich in the way of
J JEWI.LRY do riot fail to see the fine Gold
LOCKETS, (with and without Settings), Neck-
chains, Bracelets, Sets of Jewelry in Colored &
Bright Gold, Ear Rings, Brooches, Lace Pins,
Charms, Pencils, &c., &e.,,at CH ILD'S.-4


'' lIE Undersigned having lately received or-
ders to purchase MILCII COWM, found
great difficulty and much loss of time in doing so
We have decided to make a specialty of the
Commission. Any person wishing to sell a
Cow will please communicate with us, giving a
description of the Cow, how many Calves had,
what quantity of Milk given per day, &c., the
price wanted, and where she can be seen.
Persons wishing 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.
Hamilton, July 14, 1879.


'U11'E STORE of the late CIARLftS MOR.
(GAN ,. Eqr., opposite the C ticket Field
t' omerset,
Will be Re-opened,

This day, Tuesday
November 4th.
The Stock on hind comprises an extensive

Assortment of
0 D ItV G r O'D ,
Of Superior quality, recently Imported, which,
in order to close the Estate, will bAe old uff
at greatly reduced Prices for Cash only.
Somerset, 4th November, 1879.



1 t, Undersigned respectfully inuforims his
Customers and the Public generally that
lie has removed his BOOT & SH1OEA1 INGU
ESTABLISHF l .NT to the Corner of Front
and Buruaby Streets, only a hop, step and lap
from the Medical I'all.
2 APPRENTIcR Wanted to the Buni-
SBoot and Soemaker.
Hamilton, December 9th, 1879.- 3 "


a Branch Pilot of the West End. has tn;k
day been found guilty of gross negligence and
catelessness, while acting as Pilot of Briiah
Sdhconer "Sram 'eller," Dowu, Master. u
the ,28h ultino, and e adjudge the said DAN.
IEL JAME.S BURROWS do pay a ponlty
of Ten Pounds do forfeit the Pilotage of said
Vessel, and be Suspended as a irasuch Pilot
for the period of Eighteen Months froa thtj
date, and further to pay the cost in this behalf
amounting to Thirty Eight Shilliugs.
Signed by
St. George's,
20th day of November, 1879.

Something Aew !
,S'omething New I/:

A A DI ES AND GENTL9El EN.-.I take lhe
liberty of calling your attention to my
great Variety of pure
french and American Candies,
Manufactured every day in lHamiltou.
Also, Families and Wedding Partie' IuM).
plied with ICE CREAMS, at hottest notice,
Yours Respectfully,
East Broadway, liamilton,
December Ist, 18791.-4 pd


T HE Subscriber has lately Im.
potted a large

For the purpose of Grinding Bones, for Pere
tilizing, and is now ready to serve the Public with
Any Person .having BONES to Sell will
please apply to the Proprietor of the llamilton
Steam Saw, Bone and Grain Mill Establish-
Hamilton, Bermuda, Nov. 16th, 1879.

York Street, St. George's.
vTpE Proptietor of the above Establishment
is prepared to receive BOARDERS, either
Permanent or Transient and to provide Luanoh.
eons, &c., at shortest notice and reasonable
Strangers or others visiting St. Goorge's wit
find in the above Establishmient. everything de
sirable for their Comfort.
St. George's, 17th Novr.. 1879.
LA \DY will be glad to have SEWING
A W'I){K in a Milliner's Store, or some
respectable family, for children and grown folks,
by the month. Terms reasoaable.
Also, can do a.ny kind of Fancy Work to smit
children and t!ouse Ornaments.
Plea-e apply at the ** Royal Gaze:t eOffice.
August 23, 1 79.





- .'' __________________

Hamilton, December 23, 1879.

Colonial Secretary's Offce,
HAMILTONT, 20th December, 1879. "
..-a. 1)b- noftitfie that, u der-in-
structions received from the Right Honorable
th Secretary ,:1, .State for the Colonies, dated

S......... .X.v P. W illianiqs, E -qr.,
Of St. Georges, was recognized by His Excel-
lency as Commercial Agent for the United
States at St. George's on the 13th February,

.w ff .cE!Ct(lle'Ia isCommand,
Colonial Secretary.

C.ol.n l Secret:iry's Oice,
.*' .~MILToN, 2,'titih December, 1879..
piis.rceived Despatch fi'omii t- Right
Ho 1o8nrab]U th :'SI.:.rtary of State for the Co-
loeies, xidit.d I Pth Nov.- niiber, 1879, dir.: acting'
bitii .t- .'cgnize
as ig Ctommercial. Agent for 1.1i United
ttes at St. George's. .
Is .E. i, ',i ,:ny's M1.' 'i ,
S'T'l -r'n T,1 'Tr~rT ', ST7

.-u .l *

.R. E. \\ BI 'TERjt, ,
Colonial Secretary.

Dec. 17-Brigt. Mans6n; Gardner, New York; assort-
S el oargo to J. T. Darrell & Co.
8-Schr. William bGonnor, Morisey, Gaignr;. lumber,
&c., to J. E. Burrows.
2,)-Schr. B. :F. Lowell, Gal.:-, Portland, Maine; lum-
ber, &I., tu.Trott &- Cox,
A t- ". 1 -"

In the Mail Steamer Bermuda from New York, arriv-
ed yelqrJlav :-Cuolonel ViL'I, ;l-19li ,.'Re't.. Hon. A.
J. Mii. 'ik oeturs C. II. Buit. rTi-ld anil A Kinsteiner,
Mr. and Mrs..J. T. Flaoehi and "iss mFlg, Mr. and
Site A. vnd. aindl child. Mr. rand ,Vi.-. D. J,
II ',I J. ldren.'.Mrs Eaiiine Mis C-. 'Tr' tt,
lisTN 1l Tluck,.r, I<-< F. ils, i, s E Li .li
boirrn Mesirs. 1). G. Banl:,. C. M. M. A .en A. \Va-
ters, 2R,.W lters. 1,. H. -Fowler,.T. G. utrl. ,Hri..'-. M.
Wlainwtli!?t, nil T. Koys.- ',I ('.,.i,1 Ir-. H. M-o.
bag~lan-.--$1",.', 0. t. Jn...n, J..H. Hill.
Lodd. ldng at Ltn-.lunfor Bermuda on the Ctlih Histmnit
dS(t'vte te aai Lo,, s. the to leave on tio
Sand the latter on the 20th instant.

".DR&'Rr. 'EraDTOR,--- must, if you will pc-rmit
.me, trespass a httle on your valuable space in .i Ir
to es-'Its. the' iitio us Itildignation I felt-'when I
,ad"tlohe letter from "A Girl" in your last week's
Gazdte. It did indeed rouse my anger to such a
degree that I have had a severe stitch in my side
ever since, and have tried'in v,.iu t:' touch my toes
without bending my huu.t, ], itug always heard
" that, spoken of as a sure c ire, but it was no'go, m]
fizrUcL.w,,uld.tiut allow i,, .in- I wquld give any-
t.rtr s, ,oe one would ohly tell me' of gsomo mean,
f .i~d^i,~'v,,-"Af oi this disagreeable complaint.
Tlt i'dt.n ,'J "A irl" saying that an oldroespeet
: abl ier.ried man like e,is not, married En ;She
wtll xt'tay tiat. I don't exist atall, and the idea
of Tally ,Hd not existing ii prqei,terou~i- one iggh
v well say-thhlt Na poletoi ur V l, i ag' i ier-xiti-'
9I ti fp'thCieb we- L L ):i.i .,'.r.suL .a. Sir. (iy".y
Somneai.and tlur Bermudez wags a itlyti.
My wife eof courte is highly indignant at- btiu
tpI. atshe does' not; know anything abuiit. the
toiletss' of n4ies--byX i-"A Girl" -too-and. she
vow ,she'will %ite. and c-,mniilin to- you; though
Have tied *u ~j.r-uiadc i her ndet to; for I should(
higuylo .,diA.ipplv A'e of my witH entering the list
id4thtMice, Minerva, Juno, &c., and now, A Girl,'
and write to the papers like them. However sh
vows shq will- and .she il tmiyi has her own way
when ruoudrs, so-if ,he:does, I certainly will no
houldiyseif rep,',n-iblL- 'for what she may say.
FiAuIerusan could not have described the materi
als of dresses had'she so ehi-seri' iOf course sh
could-it would have -been simple enough to hav
said that Mrs. So and S-'o had on a handsome dres
of blue meriuo with an uuder'skirt of rih y-illi.w
calico handsomely braided with gieen braid-an
tia0M3ss --I wore (i pur- white muslin dress tre
ble flou-,ee ,'ith pretty 1 lue bows otn it, while ove
her shoulders was thrown a richly enilr.idler,--
Ficliu, ler hat betrg a wide brimmed Berminghar
tt-w ;vwith .a real pelican's featlheri- in it-of c:'mLI
itwads Siinple' enough and she. certainly has jus
.cause for complaint.
TJeiiliSk ofmy' bc-ing- a Jol.:iv--it i_ to
.absurd even to. gve it a inowment's thought--and
"feel'thIt I have already written enough, so wit
m'ry;beat love to "A Girl". (dpn't ten Mrs. T.)
t' Iremain, yours
r'' r 7T ~

'i'ALLY 1HO.

[Nelected from. theManuseripts of an old fi end

.. t 'f' nm' a a a' *

The custom of decorating Churches at this saci
season "with boughs of trees," whose leaves are l
deciduous, is calculated to ex',ite in- the pious 1i1
th`6 trst'd"-lightful na.s:.-:i:-tious. The neglect
this custom, wherever it occurs, is to be regrette<
Clhii isitlie wijttry air
Animiny a tree is thare
Thin ial the wild-wood shades; scarce blooms
01 Tor atrure loves mourn. [flo'
'.the sorrows that were borne
.By the meek J ..-us, at lis natal hour !
S. ow it would ill beseem,
: .-If she with smiles should beam,
To celebi'ate the day, in liv'ry gay,
'4 hen He, who all things made,
<. \By 'whom the world is staid,
Her GoD, a heiplesa, swathed Infant, lay !
'Not ii bright. palae,.-hall,
,ie tliitur'd wall,, .
Whe* l = .ios uf sweet incense rose ;
ut.,in. a iiimier.mntan .- -'
""A'rndi da'i.lrtly scene,
Did. -fe bleMcstehill, the Incarnate Word, repose !
*" What though most le:-tes are sere,
A. 'And thelM, :,k fields are drear-
Let-all' within l.e '-fadeles joy !
Though hazy clouds may rise
:,- 'High up the sadden'd skies, [plc
LIet changeless themes of praise our thoughts ei
Why then dear Friends, not grace,
SWith evergrc.'ces, the place,
Where we our homage-rites, like magi, pay ?
W, hy not the boughs entwine
S- ) fbox, and fir and pine,
Emrul.n of Love. that never may decay ?
4' The wliter.-bra-ving leaf, .
*" Will bid us'bear all grief,
Ard ,.oti uuT i u..urd'ying freshness give-,
It will in w"iSpetr- buatile, :
,. Ti.t-tA okuL, Qu tin'rlant wieath,,
RoundiChlrist we shall in Seraph beauty live.,

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II. M. S."' BELLEROPHON."-An At Home" was
a given by Capt. D'Arcy Irvine and Officers of the
w'r Flagship Bellerophon on the afternoon of Friday
last to their friends from various parts of the Is-
land, and as steam launches were sent to the several
prominent places from which guests were expected,
the whole' party reached the ship at nearly the same
time. The guests were received most kindly, and
being soon relieved of their wrappers arid refreshed
with coffee, &c., they were then handed to the
dancing-room, which, as well as the whole ship, was
beautifully decorated with flags and various col-
oured lamps. The dancing was enhanced by the
strains of the well trained Band of the ship, which
does credit to its M ..t :r.
Lady Laffan and party from M-.. i'. Langton,
and representatives from the leading families in
these Islands, thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality so
generously t'. i.1-: n them by the gentlemanly offi-
cers of the it:.--i,1p, .whom the weather specially
favoured, even -milfiu' approbation on their gener-
ous programme.
)y. The party were conducted, to their homes by the
m- same speedy and safe conveyances which took them
there--all loud in their praise of their entertainers.

LONDON, December 17.-A dispatch to the Times
from Cabul dated the 15th instant says: The
most difficult position of the enemy was- gallantly
carried yesterday. Later in the day our troops lost
a position which they had before taken.
COLON, 21st, 1'30 p.m.-Severe hurricane since
last night. Steamers gone out oi harbour. Four
lhoe n.-.. !s towal wreck ; others still in danger.
All wharfve damaged. No lives lost. Hurricane
still continues,

Another Battle has been fought, and won-and I
this time without bloodshed. The oi,, pij -'.-- forces
were Ialio.s---th-ir weapons, a woman's -tr-.'.- t
Lance, her most trusty shield, Love.
The Amateurs who performed at Prospect Thea- I
tre on W(l:,, -,lay A.d lui'.u ty last, were wise in
selecting '* 'ilT ,al i.: :; Battle as the Piece de resis-
tance. This Vle Comedy, a translation from the
French Drama Un duel en Amour," has always
been a great favourite with the Public, from the
time when the charming Mrs. Stirling took play-
going London by storm in her representation of the
Countess D'Autreval to the present hour when
crowds flock to see Mrs. Kendal outwit the baffled
and no longer terrible Pref&t.
The Plot is simple and yet full of incident andI
A Royalist Prefect, the Baron de Montrichard,
seeks in the house of Td'hlme D'Autreval, a young
gentleman, Henri de Flavigneul, who, disguised as
a servant, had found a refuge under her roof.
The Countess, who is a young widow, and her
niece Madlle. Leonie, are both in love with this re-
fugee-each, anxious to prove her love,' strives to
serve Henri in concealing him from Montrichard-
but the fears of the young lady cause her rather to
betray his whereabouts and thus to increase the
difficulty of her aunt in misleading the Prefect.
In this trial of love and wit the Countess is the
victor-victor only in the encounter of wit, for the
prize is won by the'niece to whom her aunt, "though
she herself has deserved him," resigns the beloved
'In the underplay of the plot one Gustave De
Grignon takes no insignificant part ? Fired with
admiration of Mxcd. D'Autreval his love repeatedly
excites him to undertake deeds of heroism, but his
naturally timid nature mars the execution of his de-
sires, and leaves him frequently in most laughable
positions, until at last his better qualities get the up-
perhand and he braces himself up to suffer even
death for her he loves.
Capt. Puzey marked well the conflicting ele-
ments of this character, a very difficult piece of
acting, in which great care was shown in counter-
balancing the ludicrous timidity of DeGrignon's
nature by the higher characteristics which eventu-
ally overcome the fear and make him the brave fel-
low" who was ready to receive "ten balls in the
His change'of manner, as fear or heroism obtained
the mastery in his mind, was well assumed, and in
the last victory of love over fear, his acting exhi-
bited a pathos which shows he has not been spoilt by
more comic parts.
The part of the Countess was exceedingly well
taken by Mrs Holt, who is much to be congratula-
ted on her success.
Her first scene both with Leonie and Henri was
..r il..,- constrained and wanting in vigour, until
her discovery of Leonie's love for the latter, lays
bare her own feelings towards him, and she enters
into the rivalry of devotion and affection in which
her wit is played against the youth of her niece.
From that point Mrs. Holt's acting improved speech
by speech; throug-h the admirable retrospect of her
former triumphs over 1.i,,i, i.tlri.l-.1 and her splendid
description of the consequence of attacking her in
her own ln'U-:,_-her assumed anger at the collusion
of Montrichard with the disguised Charles (Henri),
-her provoking raillery after the escape of Henri
on the horse of 'the Baron, to the climax of her
victory when she proclaims de Flavigneul "Free
and Pardoned."
The part of Leonie was prettily played by Ti i. s
Munro, whose inexperience of stage effects pro-
bably made her acting more natural and girl-like
than any studied abstention from pointed action
could have done., The simplicity of youth is a very
difficult role f-~c those who have lost it, but its na-
tural grace i.- (x, ni'iix..'. The characters of the
Countess and her piece in this play are in admirable
contrast thrioug. .ut, and the authors meaning was
thoroughly understood and rendered by both
Mr. Wood as the Prefect and Captain'Pilleau as
Henri, were sure of success, the careful acting of
the former as Fouche in Plot and Passion marked
him out for the l:.-,:(,i. -li .rd of the Ladies Battle,
and I am not sure that his j.'L.,trichard was not the
better of the two, though perhaps Fouche is a more
difficult part.. An admirable trait in Mr. Wood's
business is his acting up to those who are on the
stage with him, he is ever attentive, not only for
his-own cues, b1n1*t ready with action, it may be
only of hand ort'( brow, to suit the words of
others. The assumption of solemn severity for the
purpose of frightening poor Madlle. Villegontier
into a betrayal of her lover, bri-u'nght out a hearty
round of applause.
I have seen Henri represented as a more rollick-
ing young man; but still Captain Pilleau's rendering
was agreeable to the situation, though the Coun-
tess was scarcely warranted in her description of
him as an unreasonable and spoilt child. Probably
he was influenced by the sad fact, for which the
Countess on her own part so quaintly refused to
give "Thanks to anybody ;" and having this factin
mind the management should have made a few ver-
bal alterations in the part, leaving out for instance
the allusion of the Countess to Henri as a "smooth
faced boy." Ti,,- ,:' f-up and acting of Captain Pil-
lean perfectly exhibited the Groom, but as carefully
permitted the disguised Gentleman to be apparent
to those who were in the secret. The dress, how-
ever, was an anachronism; French grooms had not
adopted the English style at the beginning of this
The whole company deserves high praise for their
perfect knowledge of their parts ? The Prompter
was nowhere-a fact which speaks volumes for the

Laugh and grow fat" is certainly true. Oh !
Margery Oh Carver! don't be offended if I say
you are the very personification of laughter; what
did you do when you lost your Lt.-Colonel ? Cry ?
you could'nt do it! If the audidnee on Wednesday
did not enjoy themselves they must be given up to
a green a ud yellow melancholy," and it is no use
ti';' l:i hth. But they did enjoy themselves,
well nigh to side-splitting. I have not heard such
peals of laughter for some time.
Woodcock (Capt. Puzey, R.E.), a gentleman of
some 50 .-t~um'-w:,-.. but who passes for 39, married
Miss Carver (Mrs. Thompson), with the intention
of settling down into a quiet country life, that he
might enjoy the dolce far niente after a turbulent
" innings' of many years in London Society.
But his plan is fru.-i.dt .1 by his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Lieut. Colonel Carver, (;At -.. Handall,) who,
denied, during her own married life, the gaieties for
which* her lively odi-po-iti.'it panted, determined
with her daughter and son-in-law to make up for
lost time.
An equally lively friend, Mrs. Larkings, assists in
a well devised plot against the peace of poor Wood-
cock, and he is hurried off to London for an un-
ceasing ".\';il of i ..i.itio '." F-uwt .a! fi him
the imprudence of Mr. Latiing.s, (Mr. Phayre,) in
ni'bhe .i;.-' a foolish "billet doux" to Mrs. Swans-
down a.-.i- 'id a duel with her husband (Mr. Hel-
lard), a'l 'n it 4f the difficulties which thus arise
astute Vi'-orvcck is able to get up a "little game,"
whereby his wife, and, what is of more impor-
tance, his Mothie'-in-law, are led to believe that
he cannot 'afifiy be exu.,,'ed to the temptations of
L., L-, They therwei- i ti'io .' him back to the coun-
try to enjoy the i:i;,it o- lis first programme, which
they had before i,.,:;.,i ii. to abandon.
The positions in this excellent farce are most lu-
dicrous and the acting of Mrs. Randall, Lir-.. Sey-
mour and C:t't. Puzey carried the House by storm !
The rage of the baffled Woodcock, and his subse-
quent plotting, and triumph, were most amus.

ng Mrs. Larkings el..,'t,:0l and rallied him into a T-T
perfect fury, and Mrs. Carver made the audience sp
laugh so long and so loud that the dialogue had T
frequently to wait for a lull before it could pro- w
ceed. When in a fit of hysterics she threw herself C
into a chair and beat her heels upon the floor, I i
i ho- t a gentleman who sat in front of me would 0o
!iv-e, ha,,l a fit too, and a ail boy rushed out to i
scream outside.
I noticed a very good piece of n.-tiu.r. when Mrs. s,
Larkings indignantly accuses her husband of writ- p
ing to Mrs. Swansdown. I hope we shall often see C
this lady again; there is no want of talent when a f
young lady can take that role, and besides it is a w
pleasure to look at her, she is so-but I must stop I
or I shall have some one like Swansdown after me, r
with "fiends and furies," swords and pistols, and I s
have no desire to be shot in either arm. a
The characters of Larkings and Swansdown have
not much in them, the first requires only to be a t
quiet gentlemanly man and was therefore in good a
hands; the second was hardly enough to bring out b
Mr. Hellard's acting, which always amuses. His
make up was Excellency, I mean excellent.
I should not forget David, the Servant, well act-
ed by Mr. Handcock, who was also very useful as
one of the Gensdarmes in the Ladies Battle, Mr.
Morrison dressing for the other, t
On Thursday the Ladies Battle was repeated, the r
House was a regular bumper, every seat was occu- 1
pied, and many preferred to stand rather than lose q
the opportunity of seeing such a performance. a
This is as it should be, when a Company takes the
trouble which had evidently been expended, the t
Public ought to support them handsomely-but I
do not think.there will be any danger of empty
houses under the present management.
Good as the first night's acting had been, there
was a decided improvement in the first piece on
Thursday; one or two points which I missed, per-
haps, because I did not know what was coming,
were more distinctly marked in the repetition.
Montrichard especially showed to greater advan-. ,
tage. I was told that on Wednesday, as Mr. Wood
was hastening to the Theatre to take his part in the
second act, he mistook his way in the dark and fell
headlong into the gardens atfthe back of the build-
ing, and suffered- some rather severe contusions.
This was, I believe, the cause of the delay between
the first and second acts. Such a contretemps was
enough to flurry any actor. It seems a pity that
the small space between the Theatre and the gardens
should not be made the most of. If a light roof were
run out all along and a board flooring added, with
a rail running along the outer edge, an agreeable
place would be gained for a promenade between
Acts-and when the Theatre is used for dancing
such a platform i.,-,ul,', be a delightful adjunct.
The new dressing rooms are a great boon to the
Actors, and more space is afforded in the entrance
porch, which now requires, in the new part, some
rows of hat pegs and a lamp or two to prevent con-
fusion on arrival and departure of the audience.
The appearance of Mrs. Rawson's name upon the
bills added much no doubt to the attraction which
drew such an assemblage. Her great success on
former occasions makes it pretty sure that her part
will always be well sustained, and the audience
could not have been anything but well pleased with
the brilliant little Farce played by her and Mr.
Cotesworth. I hope she will not be displeased when
I say I was myself disappointed; she need not be
displeased, for she acted very well, far better than
most amateurs or many professionals would have
done, but not so well as she could do. I was not
very near the stage, but I think I could detect that
she was nervous. The character of Lydia, made up
as it is of many characters, is one which affords
scope for any amount of acting : it is one into which
the Actress should throw herself with complete
abandon, there should be no' room for ei"rv.1ht:.s'5.
It would please me much if this Piece vc'i:, lepealt-
ed next time the Company appears at Prospect, and
I am much mistaken if Mrs. Rawson would not
then astonish those who don't know what she can
do. If Mr. Cotesworth still keeps his part of Hor
ace, so much the better, he plays it well, but he al-
so will play it better and better, the character of a
young dandy of the Crutch and Tooth-pick type,
requires not only much study, but much practice.
Do Mr. Manager let us see them again.
The entertainment concluded with He's a Luna-
tic," good-good throughout. Sufficiently mad was
March Hare (Captain Pilleau), to warrant his being at
once measured for a straight jacket. The line was so
different from anything I have seen the gallant R.E.
in, that I must specially congratulate him. A careful
"study" is Captain Pilleau, nothing is overlooked and
the whole effect is harmonious-harmonious discord in
this case, when the '' rats in his upper story," were
allowed to have their full fling.
The audience was put into capital humour for the
enjoyment of the amusing ;-l, by the appearance and 4
doings of Et.i:..i' (Captain Holt), (who by the way is
described in the Programme as R.N., instead ofR.M.
L.I.,)-where got you that gin and beer voice-had
you been practising shouting up to the main-top, or
had you an Abernethy biscuit in your throat-that
villanous looking throat with its Newgate frill. It was
right well done, even to the striking of your match
on your breeches, low--very low-a captain and
especially the husband of a Countess ought to have
been above it.-Go and eat your jam, you deserve
Sir Guy Trotter brought out Mr. Hellerd's fun, I
like to see him in that humour, and the older he is
and the uglier he makes up, the more ludicrous do
his antics appear, and between him and the Lunatic
there sits that Arabella looking so charming again-
oh, hang her Larkings, I can't help it. BBoth ladies
enjoyed, I think, this piece as much as the ,.-:etators
d(lid ; I saw Arabella laughing behind her fan, arid the

Hatter (Miss Bremner) entered into the game con
more. What a pleasant sipri..iily manner that
young lady has on the stage-it strikes me that the
Lunatic had two decidedly lucid intervals. Who
would'nt be a Lunatic, or indeed her Hatter ? I shall
go and see her when they repeat this piece-and by
the way I don't know when that is to be---it is not
down for Boaz on Tuesday-is there to be a second
performance ther6 after Christmas ?

The annual Inspection of this splendid Hegimentt
was made by Major General Sir R. M. Laffan, K.C.
M.G., R.E., on Tuesd.iy last, the 16th instant, when,
notwithstanding the unfavorable aspect of the ele-
ments, the I .-itu.i t. was drawn up in Line, facing
East, on ilhe pii;rade ground, and received the Inspecting
Officer about 11-30 a.m., with a well-timed salute. Lady
and Miss Lalnf.i, with Captain Brain, Brigade Major,
and Lieutenant Carpenter, A. D.C., accompanied the
General along the ranks, when a minute inspection
was made; the splendid appearance of the men ,is thihe
stood under arms, would have been an excellent modal
for our war-scene painting Artists. Looking over the
records of the 19th Regt., I find they have done their
country .'. 1 service in various parts of the world, and if
one might judge from their appearance on Tuesday
last, they are as fit now as ever, to repeat those deeds
of da iir.', wLich are already on record.
Ii l1, thi-.r< present were ; Major Hereford, (in (coni-
mand), Major Handley, Captains, liMunro, icUllintock ;
Lieuts., Eden, t'l..\r-. (Adjutant), Moloney, Spottis-
woode, Hadow, lherepath, 1Davi,'-. Chauncey,
7,i.,.-artney, ilandeock, Fearon, Cotesworth, Kennedy,
Searle, and Quartermaster Ifedin hara. The General
having made the inspection t., t, 0 I;,hIk'. moved to the
front.. The E,.-- in,,:nt ,ni.-.l intoj "olunms ;i'.'. 'iamuci h-
ed past. I '1--.r -.::: 1 .'- 'iiiiLt, more steady; the
pace was even, arms well carried ; each company kept,
its distance, and the I. :i i .,'>: ). T b !i1, ', i : ,:ix by
their right-no man was out of line, all were .'.. but
No's. I and 6 Companies were the best.
The Iwar-'- past in quarter-Columns, both in quick
and double time was equally well done ; Aft. the march
past, line was formed fia:ing East on rear C.ompany ,
anput through manual and firing exercised by M major

f, ii.l y. The expressions of well done" etc., from the
spectators told how well this exercise was performed.
he bayonet exercise, usually done by the adjutant.
as on this occasion, taken by order of the General, by
apt. Munro; the steadiness of the men was most
marked during this exercise, working well on the word
f command; the Regiment returned to the shoulder
after going through the exercise in quick time like one
Capt. MeOlintock then put the Battalion-through
ome Battalion movements very creditably, the Com-
anies wrre tir-n marched away by the Sublalterns for
Company drill. A short time only was allowed them
or this, as the thlu eteii'inu clouds lbe-an to gather,
when the General very kindly ordered the Regi-
sent to quarters ; but before they could be reached, the
ain came down in torrents, causing every one to seek
shelter in any place they could. I was very kindly
sked into one of the Barrack rooms. This gave me
an opportunity of witnessing the barrack arrangements,
ll was very neat and scrupulously clean. I am told
hat each room was inspected. I afterwards saw
an excellent out-door gymnasium, some of the mem-
bers of the Corps are, I am told, very good gymnasts.

ST. GEORGES, December 21st, 1879.
DEAR MR. EDITOR,-It is with great pleasure I
take my pen in hand to inscribe these few linc(s,
relative to our Bazaar or Festival which camo--r1E
ast Thursday and Friday evenings; which was
quite a success in spite of all the dull times. I have,
always heard in America when you want to raise
money for good purposes give it into the hands of
the Ladies, it will not fall through. I think those"
words have been verified in this good work, as this
Society was entirely got up by the St. Georges La-'
dies and one Gentleman, A. Inglis, Esqr.,who was
appointed President and who deserves great credit,
We cannot say too much in his favour, for lie is a
most energetic gentleman, and would be a bright
star in any community, although he has' consider-
able other business that needs most of his time, but
he never neglected his duty, and I think he has
great cause to be proud of his seueccesmsful undertak-
ing. His band of young ladies deserve great
credit and I think the Hamiltonians ought to take
lessons. This Society lad sewing Meetings eveiy
Tuesday evening at their different Family Houses,
in aid of this cause. They had social gatherings
every other Wednesday eve-ring when they enjoy-
ed themselves with some innocent games and music.
I think this does good in small communities i ima-
king the people more united. Through the TT'id'-.-
permission of Col. Bennett, 46th Regt., we obtain-
ed his fine Band, whichplayed on St. GLeorges Square
from 7 o'clock till 9, then the performers came
inside of the Town Hall and played; the music was
delightful and was the meanA of drawing theie a
large crowd of people. The verandas around thb
Square s.:-e,:-.d to be well filled. The Town Hall
was kindly loaned for the occasion. Their prie(s
were moderate. Sixpence entrance and 1/ for a
good supper and lots of pretty yrung Ladies to
wait on you, which -'ener-ally harpeus your appe-
tite, but with some it ,has a ditirent. ,ft'ect I no-
ticed a great many of our leading iiieir.hanuP from
Hamilton present, also sev,-ral ue.-sts froirn the
Hamilton Hotel. I ti ut it will muit he long before
Mr. Inw-zli- will brighten the community up again.
I understand the money iaistd is to in pay"
ing off a School House Debt.

Dec. 22, 1879.

A Well Wisher,
W. 0. G.

LONDON, December 16,-A military conblibu(or
to the Times writes as follows : "The temporary
success of M.':iiotod Jan over General Massy,
coupled with the evacuation of the position won at
surli on the 18th inst., has evidently given the
ri.-irg an impetus it will need all our strength to
ov.nilt'. The Shirpur cantonments, which lie
tlo wiile- nortb-l of Cabul, are intrenched and they
contain several months' supplies. The troops are
in good health, and though it is hunmilating to feel
that at the moment the Afghans have the upper
hand ; that oar army of occupation is besieged
that the city of Cabul has passed from our hands
and its governorship been transferred to Mahomed
Jan, yet there is no cause for alarm."
CALCUTTA, Dec. 16.-General Roberts telegraph
from Cabul that one mountain gun was lost during
Sunday's engagement. General Roberts estimates
the number of the enemy at 30,01.10. Their fire, he
says, was severe. He is confident of his ability to
to restore the British authority in Afghanistan,
but says reinforcements are necessary to enable him'
to act vigorously.

THE QUEEN AS GODMOTHER.--The infant daugh-
ter of Sir Michael and Lady Lucy Hicks Beach
has been baptised at the parish church of Coln St.
Aldwyns, near Sir Michael's Oloucestershire seat.
Her Majesty the Queen was one of the godmothers,
and was represented by Mrs. Haygartb, an Aunt
of Lady Lucy 'Hicks Beach. A silver gilt cup
was sent as a present by her Majesty, engraved
with the following inscription:-" Victoria Alex-
andrina Hicks Beach, from her godmother, Victo.
ria R. &I., October, 1879."
A MULTITUDE OF WHALEs..--The bark Elainore,
which arrived at New York on October 23 from
Rio Janeiro,- reports that six days before, when
abreast of Bermuda, she passed through an im-
mense school of whales. The captain says that in
an experience of many years he never saw so many
whales together. The procession" must have been
at least two miles long. It is a very uncommon thing
to fall in with a large gathering of whAles so far
south as Bermuda.-London Times, November 10,

W. le G. Pullen and H. E. WildmaD, have been
appointed Secretari's Clerks to Vice-Admiral Sir
F. L. McClintock.-Army avy Gaxette, Dec. 6.

g We have been requested to state that the'
ALEXANDRINA BAND will be in attendance at thie So-
cial Entertaiiinment-Town Hall-on Friday and Sa-
turday next.

F A Supplenient.of three Col-
umns accompanies to-day'~ Gazette."--It con-
tains the latest news of the unfortunate position of
the British Aimy in Afghuniston, &e., &c., and
four original Co.!mnications Pubiic Opinion,"
"Public Benefit," Manager," aind "Susan Tally

BI IIT11 in this Town on Siaturday thIe 20th inatilant
.......... at Astwood's C'oltag, \'arnvick, on Wednes-
day last the 17th inst., MRS. EDWIN J. A-,TVrwoon, of a
........., in :Brooklyn, N. Y., lecemlber 17th, the
WIFE ol F. H. :lcLi..i1dd, E.,pr., ofa DAUGHTER.

MARRIED, by the Revd. Father T. J. Synn t., of
St. A ugiili ine Cluirhi, BD idg, oi t, C('onnecticut, U.S.,
,,v>nii.,r '6th. Mir. G(,L0n6c M. .IMus of Bermuda, to
hi. r 'i A':. J F- Jr.NN -i'r'r McQuirK, ot'Brilgeport.

DIED, in lSmit.h's Pxarislh. on 12th December, JANE
I.\WD Louis-U, the inftint Iaughter of Jeniinia E. and
WA. H. Gill.,ert. orf .'oLerset, aged 1: lmuoiths.-E-ylish
and i, ',i ,,, Pap, r.:- 1. -... (' .'/.
........., in Hamilton I P-'irisli Monday last 15th
instant, DANIEL PL1i-.\M.- N C.);Th.nBRlDRIGE, youngest 9
son of the late Peter B. (Oltrb riidg', E.qr., aged 17
;- ,Ite .:'; ti i ace- l enur'-at in Glori:um.
.......... on the 25th ilr taint, at No. 745 .h'lerbiooke
Street, Miss -LIZA LANE, only sister of thie late John
Lane, Esqi. Deputy ('oinuisairy Geineral, ag-ed ) yeurs
and six moni.-. .' Dil ie, or. 25.



Dr. Wolfred Nelson............. Montreal
Mr. Thomas Square............... Ontario
Mr. Ny3e............. ......... Baltimore
Mr. Brrv.......... .... Baltimore
Mr. DG. Banks ...........:..New York
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Flagg........ Pensylvania
Miss Flagg.....................Pensylvania
Mrs. Eaes.................. New Hampshire
Mrs. A. DeBar ................. .New Jersey
Mr. L. H. Fowler...............New York
Dr. A. Kinsteiner...............New Jersey
Mr. P. Waters................. Boston.

CLUB" will be held at the Boat House, Ham-
ilton, on
Friday, the 2nd January,
l1SSO, at 430 o'clock p.m.
Honorary Secretary.
Hamilton, 22nd Dec., 1879.-2 3p

io- Lot of Rough Spruce BOARDS
,Onion BOXES 56 Inch LTIIS
And a few Bags of PERUVIAJV
Hiamilton, Ilermuda,
December 23, 1879. 1 2 3p
Colonist" twice 3rd page.
T H. MILLER wants to pay
I,-". his DEBTS and by so doing those
OWING IlM must come to the front and pay
theirs ; and all Bills not settled by the 20TrH OF
J\NUARY, 1880, will be placed in Legal
!: rnds for Collection.
Reid Street, Hlamiltou, $
December22nd, 1879. -

e Subscriber Offers a Choice
W Selection and Solicits Inspection,
Oried PEACHES Fancy JELLI ES, &e. &c.
Queen Street.
'Hamilton, Dec. 23rd, 1879.-1*
Gazette" only.

A Useful Xmas Present,
another Lot of those Superior and Economical
Oil S TO VE and Pasrlor
Cheap for Cash by,
Agent for Manufactureis.
No. 1 \Vest Front Street.
AaL.ilton, Deer. 22, 179.-3 pd.

._ )
L 2L
Corner of Reid and Queen Streets,

Now RTeceiving ex Ber mudaY
SFrom Lotdon via New York, a further
Supply of

S&c., &c.
Hamilton, December 23, 1879.


g)ARTIES who have engaged their Garnet
i Seed POTATOES from the Undersigned,
fill please call and receive same from Wharf.
lamilton, 22nd Deer., 1879.-2

HE only thing the Emporium
has for Christmas is Ladies KID t)LOVES
it 1/3 pair.
47 Front Street,
22nd December, 1879. 5

For Sale,
I SmnaI I O U S ,",
In Parliament Street,
In the Town of ltHanitoln.
ie Lot has a frontage on the street of 24 feet
id is 30 feet deep. The House is a two story
building, fitted with shelves in lower story for
bhop. The situation is very good and the price
For further particulars please apply to S.
-Hamilton, Nov. 25th, 1879.-3p

watch and Chain.

GIC KED UP and left at this 01-
f- ice to be Claimed, a :ILVE: IUNTINOG
A.1-, WATCH with an ALBERT CHAIN (believed',
be Gold,) attached.
l'i1e Owner can obtain the s;,me on proving,
plrty, remunerating the finder and paying
Sthi-, Advertisement.
Sloyal Gazette" Office,
Hamilton, December 20, 1879.

rpliE OWNERS OF ARTICLE; now lying
on the W\harves of the Town of lIa'iiiton,
especially of such Ar'ieles as are at present Ob-
structing Traffic, are hereby Notified that they
MUST BE lREMOVED in all the present
week, otherwise they will be disposed of in such
manner as the Corporation may order.
Wha rfing
December 22, 1879.

Books Interleaved 2/. Plain 1/9. Sheet 1/.
Can be obtained from our Agents, Messrs.
GEORGE BOYLE & SON, St. George's; Mr. II.
GALLOWAY, Head Warder, R.N. Yard ; from the
several Carriers of the Royal Gazette," and at
our Stationery Store.
Hamilton, Decr. 23rd, 1879.

From London,
Sir G. F. Seymour.

White Lead WHITING
Yellow O()CHR in Oil and Powder
Prussian, Ultramarine and Light B LUUE
Brunswick, Emerald, Verdigris and Quaker
Light Black, Ivory Drop Black and Black
Raw and Burnt SIENNA
Indian REi) Venetian II ED
Raw and Boiled OIL
Patent and Zinc DRIERS
Carriage, Copal, (ak and D)mar VARNIS'i
Also, Hubbuck's Junti. Oxidation
for Boat liottonis.

VW ETTERSTEDT'S Tar and Wonson's
METALLIC, in Quarts, Gallon and
Gallon Tins
Extra Strong and Union Liquid DRIERS
No. I Furniture VARNIS'I in l Pint, Pint and
Quart Tins,
French PO LISHt in A Pint Tins
Reid Street.
Hamilt6n, Deer. 23, 1879.
SILVER LOCKETS, Necklets, Brooches,
- Earrings, Bracelets, Bugles, Sleeve But.
tons, Studs, and Silver Filagree-to suit the
taste of all, at CIIILI)'S.-4

For Sale,
The C.4RGO of

} Schooner William Conners,
Now Landing from Bangor, Maine.
Consisting of:---
26 00 () O UNION Box SliOOKS
W ^ 5,000 Tomato Box ENDS
100,000 LATHS, 57 inches, for Tomato Boxes
6.000 PICKETS, 4 feet
10,000 Cedar SHINGLES
15.000 White Pine LUMBER
5,000 S0CNTLING- assortedd
20,000 Hard RIed BRICKS
150 Ash OARS-Assorted lengths
50 Spruce SPA RS-Assorted sizes.
25 Hack;i.atiek KNEES, 4 to 8 inche-.
The above will be Sold at low rates for Cash
or on accommodation terms to approved pur-
Hamilton, 22nd Dec., 1879.-3
Colonist copy.

Portland Cement
Fire and Building BRICKS
Black T E A
Belmont Sperm CANDLES
On "Sale-Low, by
Hamilton, Dec. 22nd, 1879.-2 3p.

Muscovado and Vacuum Pan

Now Landing ex Bermuda,"
10 Hogsheads Muscovado SUG:\ R
Ex .MIeteor" from Demerara,
50 Bls. Yellow V. P. I)IT I'O
For Sale by the Undersigned.
Hamilton, 22nd Deer., 1879.-2 3p

Notice to Importers.

The Brigt.

T. H. A. PIT1"
Will leave DI)M EI.AR A for this Port
Jlbout first week in Feby. next,
And %will call by BARBADO1S.
Freight respectfully solicited.
Parties wiil please send orders forward by
first opportunity. Engagement List for Freight
open at the Office of Undersigned.
7. H, PITT.
Hamilton, December 22, 1879.
Agents in Demerara,

ANew School!



will be opened in HAMILTON

12th January, 1880,

Truro, Nova Scotia.
Mfss SMITH holds a License of the First
Class under the Nova Scotia Educational Regu-
lations, and is a Graduate in the highest class of
the Truro Norman School.
Bringing to her work the advantages of tho-
rough professional training, and long and suc-
cessful experience in the best Schools of Nova
Scotia, Miss Smith feels that she is capable of
giving satisfaction as a Teacher, and hopes to
secure a share ol thle l'ubli Patronage.
Reference may be made to J.1. IB. Calkin,
Principal of the Provincial Normal School, Tru-
ro, N.S. ; D. Prescott Allison, Windsor, N.S.;
A. S. Murray, Yarmouth, N.S. ; and S. G. R.
Archibald, Truro, N.,.
Parents wishing to place their children under
Miss Smith's tuition will be kind enough to call
on her at MR. DOUOLAS IloLLUS'S, in the
forenoons, on and after MONDAY, 29th
Terms, &c., made known on application.
Hamilton, Dec. 23, 1879.-3

Ne'w York Hail Steameri .

The Steamer
Captain WILSON',

Xmas Morning,,
At 7-30 a.m.'
To leave New York for return on
the 1st proximo.
Freight, Parcels and Specie will be received
until 6 p.m., the 24th instant, and Bills of La-
ding will be signed until 7 p.m. same date.
Passengers are invited to sleep on board on
the Evening of the 24th instant.
Passenger Stage will be removed at 7 a.m.
Xmas morning.
Ilamilton, Bermuda, Deer. 23rd, 1879.
Colonist" please copy once.

Theatre i

0 eOd Z.


Tendrs or anue'.-0-
Tenders for Manure. Trp H Dramatic Performances
-g- given by the Ladies and Officers of the
TJENDERS will be received at the Place of Garrison at Prospect on Wednesday and Thurs-
Business of the Undersigned at St. Geor- day last,
ges until 6p.m., Will be REPEA TED at BOj Z
Monday 29th Instant, t
From Persons willing to purchase and remove o V t .

v i The 23rd Instant.
om h :i December 23, 1879.
From their Stalls at St. Georges,
During the year of 1880, The party ten-
dering to state the Cash price per ordinary BO N AT R A CIN G
Cartload, to be paid monthly. -
Not bound to accept the highest or any IN HARRINGTON SOUND.

St. George's, 20th Deer., 1879.-1
"Colonist" copy.

Just Received.
Ex DI W.N' from London,
Foe XBrtas I79.
X MAS and New Years' CARDS
Gents and Ladies' Tennis BATS
Wool MATS,. for Carriages, &c.
PIPES, G. B. D. and others, Quill Stems
SHOES, India it ubber Soles
FElRRULES for Sticks
CITR1ON Lemon & Mixed PEEl
Fancy BISCUITS in lib. Tins.
A Choice Assortment of
Planting & Eating POTATOES
Very superior MIanilla O N R (EOTS
SNUFF-Black & Yellow.

45 Fiont Street,
Hamilton, 9Jh Deer.. 1879. 3 p.

For Rent,
That Commodious and pleasantly
Situated Family Residence, in Paget Parish,

AM" Chelston,"

(Formerly called Rural Hill Cottage)
With several acres of good Land, Stable and
Carriage House.
Possession given immediately.
Apply to
Front Street, Hamilton.
22nd December, 1879.-1 3p.

For Xmas 1879.

X MAS and New Year's CARDS
Self-cleaning CGilEMICAL for Plate, Brass &
Steel, Polishing Cloths
Richmond's improving Health Condition &
Worm POWDER for Horses, Ponies,
Colts and Foals
All Sorts of TOYS
Tooth and other BRiJSH I ES
Gabriel's Tooth POWDERS, &c.
SOP A of all kinds
BOOTS & SiHOES and other Articles too nu-
merous to mention
Can be had at che Store adjoining )R. BAS-
COME'S Medical Office, for CASH only.

Also, for Sale>

Believed to be SOUND, 25 0/0.
Reid Street, Etst End,
Hamilton, Deer. 20, 1879.-- S

rjHE Harrington Union Club Boat Races'
will take place in llHarrington Sound
And it is requested that all Boats entered for
this Race will be alongside the Leeward Stake-
boat at 104 o'clock A.M.
Race to begin at 11 o'clock.
2nd Race open to all comers (Dingies) for a
Purse, to start immediately after the finish of Ist
E entrance fee 10/ each Boat.
' All Boats ,intended to be entered for 2nd
Race to be at Neptune's Grotto, or Devil's
Hole, llarrington Sound, not later than 9A
o'clock day of Races, to be measured.
BAND will be in attendance.
Sec. pro. tem.
l)ecember 23, 1879.

NT\Tn+!-a It

.1 .H U Ui _LN V UXV1V, A

No. 1, intend holding (D. V.)
At the B. M. E. Place of Wor-
ship, at Hamilton,
December 26th,
An Ancient Tea Party,
Commencing at 41 o'clock, p.m.
At 71 o'clock will Exhibit Ancient Sacred
Scenes, Viz :-
Ruth and Naomi, David and Goliath, Queen
Esther. Accompanied with Dialogues Ad-
dresses, &c., all wearing the costumes of that
g Proceeds in aid of the New Church.
The Patronage of the friends is particularly
Price of Admission 1/6. Childrefi half price.
Come one Come all !
December 23rd, 1879.
GREAT progress has been made within a few
S years in the art of Preserving Fruits, Ve-
getables, Fish and Meats in tins, and in conse-
quence the consumption has largely increased.
As yet, however, canned goods are not generally
thought to be fresh," and some brands are not,
perhaps, entitled to be so considered. Those
packed by us, however, are Hermitically Sealed
at the sources of supply, when they are in the
best possible condition, by a process which pre-
serves the much-to-be desired fresh, natural
flavors; and they are really in better condition,
fresher, more palatable and wholesome than
many so-called fresh" articles which are ex-
posed for sale during considerable periods of
time in city markets. All goods bearing our
name are guaranteed to be of a superior quality
pure and wholesome and dealers are authorized
to refund the purchase price in any case where
consumers have cause for dissatisfaction. It is,
therefore, to the interest of both dealers and
consumers to use THURBER'S BRANDS.
-H. K. & F. B. THURBER & CO.,
Manufacturers of and Dealers in Food Products.
West Broadway, Reade and Hudson
Streets, New York,
December 23, 1879.-3m


A Market Wagon
-nearly new.-Apply at "Royal Gazette"
Stationery store.
Hamilton, Deer. 23, 1879.

Colonial ,errea fy's Office,
22nd November, 1879.
S PEACE and other Gentlemen entitled to
receive Copies of the ACTS'of the Colonial Le-
gislature, are hereby informed that the Acts
passed during the last Sessions have been
printed, and that Copies may be obtained on
application at this OFFICE.
Copies for Moembcrs of the Legislature have
been deposited with the CLERKS of the respec-
tive Bodies.
By His Excellency's Command,
Coloni d, Secretary.
Colonial Secretary's Ofice,
22ND DEcEMBER, 1879.
THE following ACT was passed by the Le-
gislature of Bermuda during the last
SColon ia Secretary.
1879.-Session II.
No. 4.-An Act to amend the Lunatic Asylum
Act, 1874.
(In force to 31st December, 1885.)

Colonial Post Offe,
20TH DECEMBER, 1879.
gards the Sale of POSTAGE STAMPS,
the Registration of Letters and the Issue of
Money Orders, at 10 o'clock, a.m. on the days
of the departure of the New York Mail, and
one hour before the closing of all other For-
eign Mails.
By Authority of the Governor and Council,
Act. C. P. M.

:M E C HJAI C S' H 4 AL,
Queen Street, Hamilton.
Under the Patronage of His Excellency the
1M BB033T LA7AIT, 3,.Sl
K. C. M. G.

Special Correspondent,
The Daily Graphic," NewYork ; Canadian
Illustrated Newe," Montreal, etc., etc.
A series of weekly Lectures will be given, comr
menacing on
TU' 'Sf A DeerC. *30th,
With Illustrations of PAl IS-THE B EAUTI-

THURSDAY, January 8Sth, wihl
Illustrations of LONDON-THE GREAT

TUESD.MY, January 13th, with
Illustrations of IRELAND-Its

TUESDIY, January 20th,
With Statuary, Photographic Illustrations of
The Lectures are Illustrated by Photographic
Views, ten feet square, thrown on a screen.
The instruments [Euphanerons. are from the
well known London maker, E. G. Wood,
Cheapside, E. C. They are noted for great
illuminating power, clearness and brilliancy of
effect. Dissolving Views are always attractive,
particularly when enhanced by accurate descrip-
tions. -- ,
Reserved Seats 2/. General I/. Tickets and
Seat Plan at Royal Gazette" Stationery
Carriages may be ordered for 9-30.
Doors open at 7-30. Lecture at 8.
December 23, 1879.

Money to Loan
On approved Real Estate Security,
22nd Deer., 1879.-1 pd
Post Office, Hamilton, 20th December, 1879.
J 0 Atkinson, Jose Silveira de Froza letamcurte,
Ruth Burran, Alfred Birch, Manool Machado Betamn
curte, F A Davenport, Frank Desilver, Thomas
Dickinson, It C Dill, Fraser Deshield, Elizabeth
Dickinson, Margaret Darrell, Clara Darrell, John
Emanuolson, Charles Eckler, Frank Grantham, Dr.
Roberts or Griffiths, Robert Hall, Mary Hinson,
Joseph E Hinson, Joao Inacia, John S Johnson,
Harrington Joynes, Holen Keil, Mrs Wi GC King,
Jose de Souza Luduvico, Mrs W A Lyon, J Mox-
ton, Allen McCarthy, Thomas Milton, Francisco
Silveira deMalos, M MAorris, Peter M Napier, Oil&
Olsen, A S Perry, Antonio S Soares, Mrs A W
Smith, Jose Pereira deSilver, Peter Sinmnoi.s, Co",e
nelius 0 Steele, Samuel Smith, Manuel Dutra Silva,
George Spencer, Cato Smith, Mrs A M Y Smith,
Aubrey Saltus, Stephen Shirlie, John Smith, Louisa
Trott, Thomas Taylor, Albe t Tucker, Joao Aseve.
do Teiveira, J Trott, Joseph G Tucker, W .l Trott,
Mrs E Turnbull, Elizabeth M Tucker, Elizabeth A
Wade, Miss E T Williams.
22nd Deer 1879.
Mails by the Bermuda will cloe at thia Office
on WEDNESDAY, the 24th, at 5 o'clock. Letter.
can be posted up to past 6 on payment of double
Acting C. P. ,[.
FICE ST. GEORGE'S, December 22, li79.
Joze Pedro de Cravalho, O Peniston, John I
Sc ribner.




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S The Duke and Duchess of Connaught opened a
fnncy bazatr at Trighton on Tupesdayv afternoon in
aid of the Royal School for the Daughbier of Offi-
cers in the Army. The Duchess having declared
the bazaar opened, 37 I4diesq and children, led by
Lady CardrOFs, deposited purses containing 5
each at the feet of Her Royal Highne~s. The Duke
of Connaught, in reply to some remarks from Gen.
Lofroy, alluded to the gallant deeds performed by
British-soldiers in Asia and Africa, assuring the-
committee that there were few societies or charities
N which their Royal Highnesses would more readily
aspist than that in aid of which the Bizaar was be-
ing held. The various stalls were then inspected,
and'numerous puarhases made by the Royal party,
principally of Cabul trophies and Indian and
Moorish vases. The town was gaily decorated on
ths occasion and illuminated at night.
"BLACKWOOD" IN FRANCE.-The death of Mr.
John Blackwood has been chronicled with regret
by some of the Paris papers, for Blackwood's
Magazine" is one of the few foreign magazines
with which Frenchmen are acquainted. Its repu-
tation here is largely due to certain articles on the
French army, which led to several important re-
forms that, perhaps, would not have been effected
had they appeared in a French journal, whqre such
criticisms might have been attributed to party
spirit.- Times correspondent .
S We hi~re received a pamphlet on the subject of
I" Married without Leave," written for the benefit of
those who, living in garrison towns, are exposed to
the lures of the fascinating soldier. The writer is
himself a soldier, writes as a soldier, and states
nothing but plain facts. He points out that it. is
iinpossible for a soldier married without leave to
support his wife on his pay.. Consequently, if a
woman is unable to contribute something to the
family purse, it is madness for her to think of mar-
rying a soldier: without leave. The objection to
marrying.without leave, however, becomes, from a%
merely financial point of view, much less strong, if
the woman can support herself. Worse, however,
than recklessness about money, is recklessness about
the character of the intended husband; yet, as the
writer of the pamphlet points out, it is more easy
to aacertain.a. soldier's than a civilian's character.
AN EFFECTIVE SENTENCE.-A soldier was to be
brought before his commanding officer for somo
offence. He was, an old offender, and bad been
oftqn punished. "Here he is again," said the
officer, on his name being mentioned; ',
disgrace, solitary confinement, everything has been
tried with him." Whereupon the sergeant stepped
forward and apologising for the liberty he took,
said, There is one thing which has never been
don, with him yet, sir." "What is that ?" said
the officer. "' Well sir, said the sergeant, "he has
never been forgiven." Forgiven !" exclaimed the
colonel, surprised at the suggestion. He reflected
for.p-few minutes, ordered the culprit to be brought
in, and asked him what he had to say to the charge.
Nothing, sir," was the rply; only I'm orry
for what I have done." Turning akind and pitiful
look on the man, who expected nothing else than
that his punishment would be increased with the
repetition of his offence, the colonel addressed him,
saying, Well, we have tried everything with you,
and now we are resolved to-forgive you." The
* soldier was struck dum with amazement! The
tears started to his eyes, and he wept -like a child.
He was humbled to the dust, and thanking,his
oflicer,.he retired. To be the old refractory, incor-
rigible 'ma'n? No! 'From that day forward he
was.a new man. It was said of him that a better-
conducted man never wore the Queen's uniform.
Kindness bent him whom harshness could not
break. The, man was conquered by mercy and
melted by love.--Sunday, for November.

For Sale.

One of Kent's Patent
Nearly uew, recently imported from England ;
will clean 9 Table 'Knives and oine Carver.
Also, a large American
Suitable for a Club or Hotel.
; ..: .. .... .A lso,-. .
a*:fjf'Sgg ff S-S j(fg Cb- F,
thoronihi bred, tne year toitd, in plurted from
New York las: year, Price 10.
For further particulars appilv to Ail E- S 3
I RESI D')E NT, .16th Rd6imcnt, nt George's.
St. (eorel'., 28th Novr. 1879.


Ice!! Ice!!

I The Subscribers are now prepared
to Furnish

S.Pally (Sundays excepted) '
From their Storo in Buranliy Street to any per-
son who nmay desire a supply.
To Customers in IHamilton ani! Vicinity it
title deliver' d by Cart daily-from about 10
o'clock till nmon- commencing on 1st April.
'I lt pi iev is one I'enny pvr pound.
f .. muda Artificial lee Companfy.
tItanili'tn,.a, ai 2-lh, 1879.

J ...BITION 1878.
oThe e- War Bia- a~

Sjiei"ially I epatred fo6 Ilot Climates in hermeti-
eJilyAel.,st d tipns of all sizes, in small kegs and
iii.f!ikiins. 'e expoi im of this celebrated Brand
no eexi-ceds 18,000,000 lbs.
T.J..C LANCHY, Munster Dairies, Dipot ,
C, ik, fri-land. Q6.

Xmias and w 1 ear
". ,. ..
( I '; I )'"'ad iv-ci' Ii": F- "
GO (;.)L ) and Liir A TAl'i. I
1 issue PAI' 1' t, various colours.
Atthc tloyaj. Gaz.tle" Stationery Store.
jkis,,.illo,.' Dlct...I by lo79,--, .



Western Entrance, Town of Ham- .

Horses, Carriages,'

Carts and Drays,
11HE UNDER SIGNED begs to inform the
1 Inhabitants of Bermuda and the Public
generally that lie has opened a
at the Western Entrance of the Town of Ham-.
ilton, where can he obtained at all hours, and
at reasonable rates, Comfortable CAR I RI AGES,
Quiet and O'ood IIORSES, with Steady Driv-
ers. Also, Horse CARTS and DRAYS.
N.B.-A11 orders to be left at the Store of
FRED. A. WHITE, ESQr., Queen Street, Ham-
Hamilton, Sept. .0, 1879.
The genuine Eastern Island pure


We are now Rteceiving a SUPPLY of this
superior FERTILIZER, well-known as the
only reliable Producer of a laigo and early Crop
of Onions, and superior to any other in use as a
Potato Producer.

A full Supply of the very best
Seed Garnet Potatoes,,
being carefully selected by hand to avoid mix-
Atures, will he kept through the Se.asin for our
numerous Custo icr4 of the last few years, all
of hicli will, we hope, favor us with their

Ilamilton, Nov. 11, 1879.

Go to N. Cooper

fle 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-

10th November, 1879.


B. W. Walker 4* Co.,

John M. DeWolfe,
Manufacturer of all kinds of

a .v vi a e aPo o
Carriages built expressly for Bermuda when
Agent at Bermuda.
September 8, 1879.-12m.

Al N Bw vT T! -'-



United States Mail Steamers.


WYOMING sails Tuesday Dec. 2, at7 a.m.
NEVADA sails Tuesday Dec. 16, at 7 a.m.
WISCONSIN sails Tuesday Dec. 23, at I p.m.
MONTANA sails Tuesday Dec. 30, at 6 a.m.
WYOMING sails Tuesday Janv. 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. T'I'i Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great co,.foLt in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smokii., R oom, Bath Rioom and Piano on
each Steamer.
The U.S. Mail Stearner "Canima"from Ber-
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' b..,n:.:- can he
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-

'ing next day


S29 Broad way, New Yoi k.
New York, Nov. 24 1879. '


T H E above WATCHES for both
Ladies and Gentlemen are kept constantly
on hand by the Undersigned : Any grade Movee
ment 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 at the late Paris Exhibition.
Front Steet, Hamilton, ) U
Deer 16, 1878. u.o.o.

W. 0., F.B-1. 0 1 T .DA
F.A.A., D.S.,

Hard Stone Lime.
3500 Bushels Hard Stone Wood
Burnt LIME.
For Sale by H. G. OUT'IRBRID(3G, Cause
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 1878.

'At the Royal Gazette

J. & E. Atkinson's
Stationery 'IIV .PIF FrT-A-1l- TIV

By the Sir George F. Seymour," from Loudon,
pRAYER IKOOK9, Ivory and Enamelle1
'1BACKS- : "
Carpenter's and Mayor's SPELLINGS ,
Gold and Silver PAP ERl
Gold and Silver LEAF
Bottles GUM, with brush and top
Foolscap, Letter and Note PAPER
ENVELOPES, &c., &c.
number of John Cameron's Po-
Spular NOVELS.
lamilton, November 4th, 1879.

For Rent,

'I i~ ~- t.

A Cotta


Near Cedar Avenue. "
Terms Moderate. Possession given January'
Ist, 1880.
For Particulars alpiv to
December 8th, 1879.--3 Devonshire.

tonic and refreshing adjunct to the Toilet and
Bath, a reviving scent and a powerful disinfectant.
For warm climates it is invaluable.'
RIMM EL'S JOCKEY CLU a nd other fra-
grant Perfumes.
gives the hair a beautiful gloss and imparls an
agreeable coolness to the head.
Toilet Soaps in bars or cakes..
boxes, barrels and packets.
IIIM MEL'S AQUADENTINE cleans, whitens
and preserves the te-eih, refreshes the mouth, and
sweetens the breath.
tural Air purifier, a fragrant Powder which diffuses
the healthy and refreshing emanations of the Pine
and Eucalyptus Forests.
E. RI M A EL, Perfumer by appointment to Hl. R.
H. Princess of Wales, 96, Strand, London, and 17
Boulevard des Italiens, Paris.
May 27, 1879.

Can be obtained from the
of London,
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Offices in Great Britain.
Through the ,BR INCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on REAL and PERSONAL
PROPE'rTY for 3, 6 or 12 -i~onths..
No FI:.Sand no C[IARGC; for Policies.

i..ui;ton, September 9th, 1856'.


*iT Y UAI )S2 I
A Choice Selection by "Sir G. F.
Seymour," .
,At oyal Gazette" Stationery Store,
Hamilton, Nov. 4, 1879.

4.. JLUJAltl I & 2Ji21ALii

celebrated for nearly a century past, is of the very
best English manufacture. Fo, its purity great
excellence it has obtained the following
LoNDoN, 186'. PARns;l(67. CORDovA, 187"2
LIMA. 15.79. VIENNA, 1873.
('nlyGold Medal for English Perfumery, Paris 1878

Jt1kinsons- Choice Perfumes for
the Handkerchief.
1 white Rose, Frangipanne, Ylaug Ylang, Sephano.
tis, Opopanax, Jockey Club,Ess. Bouquet,
Trevol, Magnolia, Jaimin, Wood Vio-
let, Gold Medal Bouquet,
And all other odours, of the finest qualily-only
A T KT N S'O N '.S -
Gold JW1edal Eau de Cologne
i strongly recommended, being 'more lasting and
fragrant than the GermiOn kinds.
SA T ItNI N 'S ..:

Old Brownt Windsor Soap,
celebrated for so nianns' 3 cirs, continues to lbe made
as heretofore, It is strongly Perfumed, and will be
ound very dur:ilbo in use.
and other specialities and general articles of Pei fu-
mery may be obtained of all dealer tlirouhout thi
World, and of the ManufaeturerE,
CAUTION.-Messrs.7 T.& E. ATKIrSON manii-
factate their articles of one and the best quality
only Purchasers are cautioned to avoid counter.
feits by observing' thit ech article is labelled with
the' Firm's Tr.Ade Mark, -a \Vhile Rosa on a
Golden Lyre;" pri'ited in seven colours.
April 11, 1876--12m If

Seeds, Boots and Sie,,'
Reid Str;, nearly extreme West,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
FULRNISHED or Unrfurnished
SROOMS, ina Cottage idi this Town.
Apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
tHamilton, Dec. Ist, 187'9..
S IUS 'T s 4/RI IPE0.



Dundonald Street, Hamilton.
Terms, Moderate.

'l heodore Outerbridge,
Reid Street, West 1o "Royal Gazette" Office.
Office Hours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georoges, Tuesdays and Fri-
days rd- Pu" .'.p. Iv It-d .
".milton, Oc htbr r 6th, 85,6.

rilF'' ''4 ^~.

Grocers and Dealers in Ship

Stores. I
S-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 United Sta-,'s. 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 oar 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.,
N','w York City,
U-iut'il State,.

eo- ge -2-0 ot
iALIF \X,'N. S., .
.-illIn.tuc arid Dealer iI

Basin TOPS, &c., &c.
Auy design cut to order. No charge for ordi-
nary Inscriptions.
Persons forwarding orders, or wishing any
information, please apply to
- W/. T. J /AIE S,
Agent for Bermud:a.
.. 42 Front ,t. i

H.i' lon, Octr. ihh, 1879.-! y

Lime! Lhiie'! I


Two Thousand Bushels of good

,- H.-F. COA'YES.
I amiltoin, Sept.'30th, 1879,

Horse, Crria ,a e
VA 7111tit

'- lE hUi ,isigne,.d having restime.1 Buiiiess
at his uld ::ir'.d, Corner 'i tChurch and
Junction Stree:s, near iiiaintn i lotil, takes
this nieI...,l of thanking his fiicends and lie pil
li. g' nt ral:, for i-';-at fi'.avOuS, anS d nhumInlly s. lj
cit.s a coliu it;-'I oif s .
.-: TI-IOJ.!HS f. HqR1VEY.
January 6, 1879.

-.'L 'V.'.d C. ECE M BEI, 1879.

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5 54 St. Stephen
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7 30 1st ajler Xmas-
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I r:if i.o the Queen's Most Excellen
Yajcsty, .
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Supplement to Bermuda Royal Gazette, Deer. 23, 1879.

Late from the United States and
The Mail Steamer Bermuda, Capt. Wilson, arriv-
ed at her wharf in this Town at 3 p.m. last evening.
She left New York at midnight on the 18th inst.,
and made the Bermudas early yesterday morning.
She has had a pleasant passage.
We are indebted to Captain Wilson, and Mr.
Purser Gale, of the Bermuda, as well as to Colonel
Vigors, H. M. 1-19th Regt., and Frederick A. Hy-
land, Esqr., passengers, for New York papers of
the evening of the 18th inst.
The Flamborough hence at New York on the
morning of Tuesday the 16th inst.
Shares Delaware and Hudson Canal Co., 74j.

LONDON, Dec. 17.-The Viceroy of India tele-
graphs to-day that communications with Gen. Ro-
berts are interrupted. The interruption is near
The-Viceroy of India also telegraphs as follows:
"Gen. Roberts has 7,000 effective troops, who
have been withdrawn into the Shirpur cantonment,
with the slight losses already reported. The ene-
my must suffer very severely if they make any at-
tempt upon Shirpur. I consider General Robert's
position perfectly safe. He contemplates resuming
the offensive as soon as he is settled in Shirpur,
but, as he says, there is nothing to be gained in
capturing the difficult, distant hills, while the ene-
my are out in such numbers. The enemy will soon
disperse for food, but meanwhile our evacuation of
Kabul will encourage them, and probably enable
them to keep together longer than they otherwise
would, and tend to raise the tribes upon our lines
of communication. TheGovernor of Jalalabad has
fled from his post, but has been satisfactorily re-
placed. Letters from Afghan Sirdars have been
intercepted detailing the arrangements for an at-
tack on Kabul and inciting the Kugianias to rise.
Similar letters have been sent to the Shinwari',
Mohmunds, and Afreedis.
Gen. Gough reports from Jangda!ak that all the
tribes in his front have risen, and that his further
advance is, consequently, impracticable without
reinforcements. Gen. Bright is sending what rein-
forcements he can, but does not like to weaken the
Khybar line. One and a half regiments of infantry,
one regiment of cavalry, and a battery of artillery
have left Peshawur for the front. A reserve divi-
S sion composed of 1 British and 8 native cavalry
regiments, three British and seven native infantry
regiments, and three batteries of artillery, is forming
at Peshawur. If the tribes do not disperse on find-
ing that they can make no impression on Gen.
Roberts at Kabul, a strong force will be pushed up
to reopen the lines of communication."
The Standard says : "The cantonments are sur-
rounded by high brick walls, loop-holed, with an
onu ditch. Behind the walls earth has been
thrown up, adding to their strength, and making a
""-..^latform for the d fendeis to fire from. At the
corner- and at intervals along the walls are bastions
for guns. Against a position such as this, held by
5,000 British troops, with an abundance of artillery
and munitions of war, the rush of a savage mob
could do, rioibing; and their numbers, however
large, would add little or nothing to their aggres-
sive force. The troops now on the way from Jala-
labad and Gandamak number two regiments of
cavalry, seven regiments of infantry, and two bat-
teries of arrlillery. Such a force as this, once free
from the efiler, should be able to give a good ac-
count of itself, and make its way forward, however
large a force Mohammed Jan may detach from
Kabul to arrest its advance.
Daouid--Shah, formerly Comri.andir -in-Chief of
the Afghan Army hadbeea professing io co-operate
with the British since the occui.aticn of Kabul, and
his arrest would seem to indicate recent treachery,
or the discovery or proofs of his perfidy in the
slaughter of the 3i iisht Embassy, on which occasion
he was sent by the Ameer to quell the revolt, and
publicly received the thanks of the British officers
for his pietendet efforts fo assist tinjujr c,,.g a,;.
LONDON, Dec. 18.--A dispat, h from Lahore says:
-" The ~vitand Military Gazette states that Gen.
Roterts was warned by a native chief bhat the
tribes were meeting and that the inhabitants ofKabul
were disaffected and were b. hiding frequent commu-
nications with the Afghan troops and hill tribes."
A despatch from Kandahar says : "a conflict has
occurred near Herat between Herati and Kabuli
troops. It is uncertain which party were the vic-
tors. but Ayoob Khan has been imprisoned by the
Kabulis, who held the citadel under the leadership
of a low adventurer, who bhs been proclaimed Go-
vernor in Ayoob Khan's nin .,'.
A dispiateh from Bombay announces that the
Afghans hold the Bala-Hissar and the city of Ka-

LONDON, Dec. 18.-Special despatches from Par-
is predict an early announcement of a new French
Ministry-perhaps on Saturday next-with M. de
F. yiEr ,.cint !R ^ini'ir if Public Works and Pre-
mier, and M. WV.,!iv.i:on as :!ihist..r of Foreigu
Affairs. There will be two or three vacancies in
the Cabinet besides that of the Ministry of Justice,
caused by the resignation of M. Le Royer.
The Duchess of Mailboh cuglI, wife of the Lord
Lieutenanitof Ireland, has started a Relief Fund
for the sufferers in Ireland, and appeals to the
people of England for contributions. She says, in
a letter to the London Times, that the present dis-
Stress in Ireland is not for a moment comrpaiable
with that of 1847, yet in some districts there is ex-
treme misery and suffering among the poor.

LONDON, Dec. 18.-A Madrid despatch says the
West Indian members of the Cortes are so irritated
at the continued crisis that runny intend returning
to Hara-r: in the Spring. The Opposition declare
they will accept nothing but an explanation by
Senor Canovas del Castillo in the presence of the
offended members.
King Alfonso has summoned Senor Canovas del
Castillo to the palace, and expressed to him the
desire that an end be put to the crisis.
Last night's vote in the French Chamber of Dep-
uties on the order of the day, which was accepted
by the Cabinet, was 255 to 57, thus showing that
the Government was not supported by a majority
of the full House. Hence, the vote does not
strengthen the position of the Cabinet.
VALPARAISO, Nov. 22.-Before abandoning Iqui-
que, the allies burned the town and blew up the
-.he Imperial Parliament will meet on 5th Feby.
general Grant is being lionized at Philadelphia.
Parnell, the Irish agitator, is to receive a hearty
welcome from his Irish friends in New York, where
he is soon expected.
A Bill is before Congress for making a chan-
nel over Sandy Hook Bar-81 feet 6 inches deep
and 500 feet wide-at a cost of five and a half mil-
lion of dollars.
of A. W. Higginson, teller of the Merchants' Bank
of Halifax, N.S., is missing.
12 steamers and 59 sailing vessels were loading
at New York with grain for Europe. This number
does not include the steamers of the regular lines.
LoRD FERMOY's AssAILANT.-The evicted tenant
bo so brutally assaulted Lord Fermoy, knocking
im senseless to the pavement with a heavy cudgel,
the porch of the Limerick County Club House,
n 13th instant, has been sentenced to five years'
enal servitude. The sentence caused much sen-
S tion in court.

MY DEAi M. EDrrOR.-I really could not allow
such a glorious success as the ball given by the
XLVIth Regiment at St. Georges on Tuesday last
to go unchronicled; and so, although what between
theatricals at Prospect, dancing on board the Bel-
lerophon, and other such Christmas festivities, I have
hardly time to do the matter justice, I will jot down
a few of many pleasant recollections. The weather,
(an Englishman always starts the subject with
something about this, to him, all important point)
was none of the most tempting, but those of us who
had experienced their hospitaitality on similar occa-
sions, knew well the genial and warmhearted wel-
come that awaited us, and so neither wind nor rain
could keep us at home. How carefully and com-
fortably our kind hosts had covered over and matted
the long approach to the entrance of the mess-room ;
how pleasant the greeting of the gallant Colonel at
the head of the steps, how kind our reception by the
hostess The verandahs were covered in with flags
and afforded a pleasant promenade, while in many
a shady corner seductive looking cosey arm-chairs
for every taste or fancy invited you to recline and
refresh yourself before you again mingled in the
giddy circles of the "mazy." Then the music, who
could resist trying "Sweethearts" when appealed to
in such strains ? I feel sure that the memory of
the pleasure this fine band has so often afforded
will linger among the fair dancers of these islands
long after our pleasant friends are keeping up their
reputation far away in old "Gib." The floor was
capital and waxed to a turn and the programme all
that your heart could desire. The rooms were
tastefully decorated and the supper and supper-room
brilliant and inviting. The dancing was kept up
with great spirit until half-past two, and few that
were there will be likely to forget the grand old
Sir Roger de Coverley that wound up the evening's
amusement. I hear that this is their "Farewell
Ball,'.' and I know I only echo the sentiment of a
vast majority when I say I am sorry for it. The
regiment has always been a popular one amongst
us and will carry away with it the warmest sym-
pathies and hearty good wishes of the commu-

DEAn MR. EDrIon.-I notice in your last issue
that our late Governor, Lieut.-General Sir J. H.
Lefroy, intends to publish something on the Bo- -
tany of Bermuda, and that he would be glad to get,
through the columns of your Gazette, any informa-
tion regarding the numerous slips of Choice
Grape Vines he imported and gave away
in 1875, and desires to know whether any of them
have borne, and if so, of what sorts, and what
the quality of the fruit proved to be. I also notice
that you have called on me for information which I
will give to the best of my ability. Governor Le-
froy sent me two Grape Vines, one of each kind;
one seemed to be of a much smaller variety, which
died in my attempt to move it when it was too old.
The larger kind lived, and has grown most amaz-
ingly. The second year after planting it gave a
very heavy crop; while young I rid the vine of
half the crop, by taking off every other bunch.
I raised from that crop about 75 lbs. of very large,
white and delicious flavoured grape, of an oblong
shape, very transparent when ripe; and knowing
that they were as fine as any that I had ever eaten
-and in my travels I have seen a great many va-
rieties-and wishing to get the opinion of some of
our best judges I distributed them. I received a
letter from S. B. Gray, Esqr., Attorney General,
Jas. Tucker, E-.'r., Receiver General, and others,
thanking me, and informing me that they were
most delicious, and that they had never eaten better.
I will add, this Grape Vine had two crops that year;
the second crop looked as large and as vigorousas the
first. As I did not thinkit right to allow the whole
number to come to perfection I destroyed all but
one dozen bunches; and these were equally as nice
as the former crop. The Hon. George Somers
Tucker was out vi-iliug Whale Bay Battery and I
invited him to look at my vine, and plucked some
of the bunches of fruit for him to take, as they
-.' ,-n' jitf rine: an IT informed him th:t thev w.-ore
t1'- 2nu1 <,r. that yhenu', ju t ,- u ,i e. *t:-.-,:.:.n t .-. -,
gatherings. I trimmed the vine up. The coming
season it bore an immense crop. I relieved it of
some of its young fruit as before. It has an im-
mense stem for its age. I am sorry I cannot give
the name of this grape, as the labels got mislaid.
I gave the name of the first that of Lefroy; the one
that died I had named Lockhart, after the Governor's
Aide-de-Camp. My opinion is that we ought to
grow more grapes in Bermuda than we do; every
house in the towns ought to have a grape vine, as
they can be so easily raised in their backyards, and
give such a nice shade. Some will say in my yard
'I have no soil." I will inform you how my vine
is fed. I had a small pit dug out of the stone out-
side the Kitchen to receive slops and ashes leading
from the i u..ide; this pit is about 5 feet long, 4 feet
deep, 3 feet wide,-the top of the wall is on a slope,
has a shifting cover, and is easily cleaned out.
At the bottom of this pit I cut a hole through so as
to supply the vine with plenty of moisture, of
which it requires plenty, although I believe I
differ in this opinion with many. Adjoining this
pit I had another dug out of the stone, about
2 feet deep and 6 feet across-which I filled with
old bones, shoes, &c., and put a top dressing of soft
stone gravel and slabs, so as to keep the roots of
the vine cool, as I think our red soil is too clammy
and heavy, and when kept very wet is apt to rot the
tender roots, and I think that is what causes our
vines to have bad fruit, as they are not healthy,
and do not shed'their coat of bark annually as they
ought to. I notice that mine-beinr full of

vigour-sheds its bark regularly and the stem
always looks clean. I think they should only
be allowed to increase two joints a year after
the second year, as the grapes are only borne on
this year's wood, or new wood.
Hoping that I have, not tired your readers in
giving this information,
I remain,
Reid Street, Hamilton.
P.S.-I will add, these Plants have grown from
one joint ouly of about 2- inches long. I notice
the nearer you have the scaffold to the ground and
growing under them, the better. I have
noticed, too, when there has been much thorough-
fare under the vines the dust seems to rise and
forms a crust on the fruit, and in a drought not
having sufficient moisture stops them greatly, and
when rain comes they split, but if they followed
my advice in planting they would not.

The Government yellow-fever commission sent to
Cuba by the United States Government have made
a preliminary report, in which they say that fever
habitually prevails in every place of any commer-
cial importance on the island, where there is unac-
climated material. The assurances to the contrary
given to the commission both in United,States and
Cuba are positively declared to have been false.
The Case of Arthur Orton, the Tichborne claim-
ant, has been reopened to admit discussion of the
point whether Chief Justice Cockburn should not
have made the two sentences of seven years' penal
servitude-one of which has just expired-concur-
rent instead of successive.
A despatch from Cape Town dated November 25
says:-The colonial forces successfully stormed
Moirosi's Mountain on Novr. 20. Chief Moirosi
was killed during the fight. On the British side
two colonists were wounded and two native allies
were killed. The attack on Chief Secocoeni has
been postponed until Nov. 27.

Trumpeter unus erat, qui coatum 8cdrlet habebat."
Patres conscripit.

DEAn MnE EDITon,-Will you kindly let me,
through your Gazette, thank the Public for the ap-
plause so liberally given to the Actors who ap-
peared at Prospect on Wednesday and Thursday
last. I think that the applause was well earned.
That is one word for the Qompany and another for
myself-for I make bold to suppose that the ap-
plauded Pieces were happily selected and the parts
wisely distributed.
Your dramatic critic is so lenient to the faults
of Amateurs that, if he writes a notice of the late
performances I dare say he will have a good word
for us. He evidently knows under what great dif-
ficulties Amateurs labor, and is good enough to
spare us the caparisons," as Mrs. Malaprop calls
them, which he might make if h6 only wished to
show his knowledge and discrimination. He well
understands that a Manager has no easy task here
-the field for selection is extremely limited, and
the Company must be schooled to face an audience
composed to a great extent of people who have seen
the best Actors, both Amateur and Professional,
in all parts of the world.
And Amateur critics are apt to be prejudiced-
"on revient toujours a ses premiers amours,"
(there's a fine field for criticism, by the way, in
that sentence.) That's- all right, but it is hard on
the second suitor. You have seen a part taken by
a tall handsome girl with dark hair and flashing
eyes-she acted superbly-walking the stage like a
Queen-she became your beau ideal of the charac-
ter. At some future time you see this part acted
by a blonde, petite, nez retrouss6, maniere seduisante ;
pooh! you'll not have a word of praise for her-
she's too small, too pale, too bread and butter like !
Yet, gentle critic, she acted better than the other,
and the part was written for that charming litte---
fairy Miss X- Do you know why your first
love took the line of imperious action ? It was be-
cause she happened to stand 5 feet 6 inches in her
stock-I beg pardon, in her satin slippers-if she
had been only 5 feet 2 in her high heeled
boots she would have .i.. i-ly played the part differ-
But you like tall Queen like Women-quite so,
yet remember, quot homines, tot sententice; different
people have different opinions, some like Apples,
some like-Bermuda Violets. Enjoy, I pray you,
your adorable "Apple," but bear in mind that others
relish the indigenous "inion." I for one extreme-
ly admire that Brunette whom I saw sitting in one
of the left hand rows the other night, but my
friend J- prefers a girl with blue eyes and au-
burn hair, at least if he doesn't I can't understand
why he married his rosy wife.
Apropos of that prejudice in favor of first im-
pressions, I can tell you a story. A rather short
sighted Actor crossed a stage to seat himself on a
chair, but through defect in vision he miscalculated
his distance, missed the chair and came plump on
the ground, Being a man with his wits about him,
instead of hastily rising in confusion, he put on a
comic face and pretended that the fall was inten-
tional. He brought the House down." Years
after, the same part was taken by another actor who
performed admirably and, rather proud of his suc-
cess, appealed to a friend for applause. The friend
had seen the first performance. How did I do it ?"
said the actor. "Do it," replied his Critic, "why
you spoilt the whole thing-you never tumbled off
your chair!"
The Company repeats the Ladies Battle and
Woodcock's Little Game in the Boaz Theatre to-
morrow (Tuesday, the 23rd.) The Pioneer wlll
leave the Club steps at 7 p.m. precisely, to convey
any who wish to go from Hamilton, and will re-
turn directly after the performance.
I remain, ir. Editor, yours,
Hamilton, 22nd December, 1879.

DEAR MRI EDiIT. :,-I hope you will not ilinuk I
am writing to you unnecessarily or taking up too
much of your time and space if I now address you
to remonstrate about the appearance of "A Girl's"
l. -,er in your paper last week. I am aware that
the most 7, -;. i course would be to treat this let-
ter with the contemptuous silence it deserves, but I
appeal to you Mr. Editor, as a married man, as to
whether a respectable and well known matron, can be
calmly told by a chit of sixteen that she does not
exist, and hold her tongue. There is only one ex-
cuse for this young stranger (for that she is not one
of ourselves -one can easily SEE ; no Bermudian girl
is forward enough to write to the papers at so
youthful an age, nor did my fair countrywomen
ever doubt my existence). No but what I mean is
that this lately import. I young lady (who evidently
cannot have been here a year ago, or she would then
have seen my letters to you) may have made a mis-
take in the i.htity of my Tally Ho, and imagined
him to be a promising young 'Mudian, who-rides
both in the Hunt and at the Races, and who is cer-
tainly not married yet though report says he is
about to be. It was a natural mistake for one who
has not known much about Mr. Tally Ho, but those
who do are .ju-i,,tcd with his stout jolly figure,
and look back far into the hazy past, to the time
when I left my dear Ma, Mrs. X.-to look after the
young scape-grace, for such he was then. As to
Mr. T. being a Jockey the idea filled me with horror,
for never not even in his younger days, when he
could ride less than 16 stone would I ever let him
ride in a race. I think such things are not to be
encouraged and I only accompany Mr. T. on the
race day to see that he does not get into mischief. I
therefore purposely wrote of a jockey as an i....til,te
object, for I think that when men so take leave of

their senses, they should be treated as senseless
things. As to what "A Girl" says of my knowing
nothing of the Toilettes of ladies, that I smile at.
-I do not profess to be -a dressmaker and think
that an accurate description of a lafly's dress, such
as modistes love to write, would be uninteresting
even to those of my own sex, while it would appear
intolerable nonsense to your gentlemen readers
I will lastly gently remind you that there was
a private stand on the course into which almost all
the best dressed ladies were invited, and as I was
not one of those so favoured I had but short
glimpses of these costumes.
I daresay I omitted to describe."A Girl's" cost'e,
and so aroused her indignaticn, but if next year she
will send me a description of her dress, in case I
should not notice it on the course, I will put it in
my letter and so spare her the mortification of be-
ing again left out.
Yours Truly,
22nd Deer., 1879.

CABUL.-The D.-.', X N',, in its second .lii ion
this afternoon, publishes a despatch from Cabal
dated Friday evening, which says: "General
Macpherson attacked the enemy on the ridge above
the Bala Hissar at noon to-day. He captured and
now holds the lower part of the ridg-e. General
Baker has arrived here from Maidau. He had some
sharp fighting on Wednesday and Thursday. The
crest of the hill is to be surrounded and stormed on
Saturday. The city of Cabul is quiet."
The London Times in a leading editorial on 13th
says : -The circumstances of the attempt upon the
life of the Viceroy of India seem to divest the deed
of any political significance. It is a sensational r
incident, nothing more.
The Bishop of Tournay, the most violent opponent
of the liberal Belgian, Cabinet has been superseded
by an administrator appointed by the Pope. His
mind is believed to be unsettled.

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