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No. XII-VOL. IV.] HAMILTON, BERMUDA, WEDNrESDlY, DECEMBER 21, 1881 [12s. or $3-00 Per Annut.
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R. H. DUERDEN.
Hamilton, Deer. 3, 1884.-3
B ACiRI'T has the best of En:li.hi
Boots and Shoe:', and cheap for
"Let's take a. stroll among the
rocks," said May, aibrutij ly, before
we go up to the l'., 1. Tlhe sea looks
so grand, .:-hiuw,.ring in the moon-
Emp i'o'- r'i i i m,
lows ; and yet huge waves rolled be-
tween them. But others had heard
her wild cry for succor at last; and
soon she saw the white face of
(Couclmsion oti 2nd pige.)
The d;a' died nut il a goreous sun-
set, and the cold, clear light of the full
moon, just lifting its' round disc above
the sea, fell in a perfect flood of molt-
en silver on the waves. Gay loungers
from the grc'at hotel still lingered up-
on the sl)re. VcvI pkti ,.,, ii'. 1i,:..
looked, too, scatier'ed here ati; there
among the rocks.
A pretty picture Belle Durtoni made,
her golden hair and delicate features
relieved by the dark reck against
which she Jleodan her dnin head ; at
least, so thought Stephen vTny, who
sat at her feet, gazing outraged into
her fair face.
Near them stood two hilies, sur-
rounded by a galaxy of admirers. Mrs
Hall, a piquant little widow, her fresh,
saucy face utterly belying the som-
breness of her airy black dress; and
May Melton, a splendid brunette, with
a magnificent figure, flashing dark
eyes, and classic features. May was
listening .gracefully, and replying with
ready wit to the lively chit-chat of her
party; but evidently her heart was
elsewhere, for every now and then her
gaze wandered to the happy pair sit-
ting in the shadow of the great rock,
oblivious of all save each other. Her
face 11ail.;;', Ld, and an angry flush rose
Sto her cheeks as a rippling laugh from
Belle or the half-audible murmur of
her companion's voice reached her
ear. May was jealous, and her pas-
sionate heart beat.wildly, as she stood
thus tamely by, and saw her rival
coolly taking possession of the heart
which she so coveted.
"Do you know," said Mrs. Hall,
pensively, I think one looks rather
different in the moonlight than in the
broad glare of sunlight. Somehow it
intensifies the spiritual expressions of
the face, and traitorously exposes the
lhiddl'ii character of the soul."
"How sentimental!" exclaimed
Look at Miss Burton, now," pur-
sued Mrs. Hall; "see how the clear
light and dark shadows bring out the
delicate outlines of her features, in-
tensify the intellectual expression of
her brow, and show strength of will
as well as tenderness in the curving
lines of the mouth."
Oh, Miss Burton is flirting!" said
May v. ithl a sneer; "and that accounts
for the extra complement of loveliness
she possesses this evening. Fli.i intg
is, I think, a greater beautifier than
"Yes, my dear, it is, no doubt,"
said Mrs. Hall, shrewdly guessing
the cause of her uncharitableness.
And," she continued, a little mali-
ciously, "if you, now, were in her
place, listening to soft nothings from
the gallant Mr. Leroy, your face
would tone down and grow more spi-
ritual looking under the witching spell
of love and moonlight!"
Belle darted an angry look out of
her coal-black eyes at the unimpres-
sible little widow.
"Miss Melton could not look more.
lovely than at present," drawled an
exquisite, in languishing tones.
But we of the coarser mould of
humanity," said one of the gentlemen
-" do we, too, grow less earthly and
more spiritual in the tell-tale moon-
"Of course," laughed the lively lit-
tle lady. "You, for instance, Mr.
Granger, so tall and grand-looking,
would pass for a son of Anak; and
Mr. St. George, with his dark face
and ferocious-looking beard, only
wants a pistol and half-a-dozen knives
or so to seem a brigand-one of those
poetical kind, you know, who rob
only stingy millionaires, and shower
gold prodigally upon the poor."
"What are you all so merry about ?"
asked Stephen Leroy, who, with Belle
upon his arm, was just starting for
Mrs. Hall has just been entertain-
ing us by reading our characters f'rom
our moonlighted faces," said Mr.
That was rather dangerous pas-
time, Mrs. Hall," said Belle, laughing.
"I fear, if you told the truth, you
have mortally wounded the vanity of
some of the gentlemen."
ZRIP" O- 20.
They walked slowly on, and May'
soon managed to appropriate Mr.
Leroy to herself. She gained notbi-,
ing by her manoeuvre) for he proved
a dull? companion; and she bit her
lis iu anit vexation as sh respond-
ed to his cold "good night," on tho
lJis eve as it, rested on the retreating
figure of Belle Burton. Nor did her
heart lighten as she noted the glitter
of a diamond on Belle's finger, which
that morning had graced the hand of
The next few days were, days of
storm-a cold easterly wind, with
heavy, persistent rain,--and the gay
company at the hotel were confined
within doors. During the long days,
the ladies knitted and crocheted ; and
the gentlemen talked and read, and
madu themselves useful by tangling
the ladies' silks and worsteds and up-
setting their work-baskets.
Belle and Stephien were too happy
in love's young dream to heed the
dreary aspects of the; weather. In-
deed, Stephen thought he had never
seen Belle to greater advantage than
sitting in the red glow of the flicker-
ing firelight, busily sewing some dain-
ty piece of embroidery. It was a
fresh, doing of the home fireside.
But to May the days were one long
fever of bitter anguish and sickening
despair. She was possessed of a fiery,
passionate nature. The hot plood
that coursed through her veins could
not tamely submit to opposition, and
her unrequited love burned in her
bosom like consuming fire. It was
daily, hourly agony to her to see Belle
basking in the full radiance of the
love which she so hungered for ; aud
as her ever-watchful eyes detected the
sweet telegraph of love between them
-the stolen glances, the mute but
eloquent pressure of the hand, the
whispered caress,-her love for Ste-
phen grew more intense, and her ha-
tred for Belle wasd more fierce and
The next day broke clear and cloud-
less; and early in the morning May
and Belle went. balhing. May was a
bold swimmer, and dashed recklessly
in the curling sea-foaiu, and swam and
floated about with the graceful aban-
don of a Nereid. Belle, in her longer
golden hair, confined in a net, looked
none the less lovely ; but the rough,
waves filled her with terror ; and
although the embodiment of grace on
shore, in the water she was awkward
and ill at ease.
"Ah! if I could only swim like
May she murmured. "Stepheni
says I could, if I only had the corr-
age. I will conquer my foolish timi-
dity ;"-and making a bold dash, she
struck bravely out on the rushing
But her impulsive courage was
swiftly followed by a paralyzing fear,
and she felt a creeping sensation of
horror and inertness steal over her.
A great wave came rolling towards
her; and as the fierce foam dashed
over her, she screamed wildly for,
help. May Melton heard the cry and
saw the white arms thrown up in
mute supplication : she knew that by
a few vigorous strokes she could save
her ; but the evil fiend that she had
nourished in her heart for the past
few weeks now tempted her with over-
whelming power; her wicked love
for Stephen Leroy rbse up with ten
fold strength, and strangled the weak
voice of conscience. Belle's lovely
face, whose glamour had stolen from
her the only love she had ever covet-
ed, rose before her in all its pure
beauty. "No-no; let her die !"
was the cry of her heart;
Ah! did the struggle last a moment
or an hour she never knew. But the
good angel triumphed. She dashed
wildly through the heavy waves1
screaming for aid. Desperately she
:-tru;..h.l' to reach the drowning girl
Oh, heaven if she should libe too late I
And the waves, as they leaped around
her, seemed to whisper with cruel joy.
" M r i._ s- iii, rL i re.?s !"
With frantic energy, ,he darted
through the waters, nearer, nearer.'
For the second time Belle's pallid
face had sunk beneath the dark bil-
THE JVEJIr ERa.
.HAMILTON, DECEMBER 24, 1884.
TO OUR PATAONK,
We would hereby inform our pa-
trons that in consequence of MR.
SI'EDON's death, we find it imprac-
ticable to publish the NEw ERA"
beyond the present No., and have
made arrangements for the disposal
of the plant, title, claims, etc., to
S. S. TODDINGs, EsQ., Editor of the
"COLONIST," St. Georges, who, from
thbo-firs day of January, 1885, as
purchaser, will become proprietor
of this paper, to be published in
Hamilton; and we sincerely trust
that our1 patrons will manifest a good,
liberal spirit towards him, by ex-
tending a generous and ample pat-
ronage in the interests of his new
enterprise, so as to assist him in
sustaining an excellent liberal-con-
servative newspaper in their midst,
of which they might well feel proud.
Encourage home talent and home
enterprise-you will find a recipient
worthy of your patronage.
With our best wishes for the suc-
cessful career of the purchaser and
future publisher, we retire from the
proprietorship of the NEW ERA,"
not forgetting to express our thanks
to those friends who so liberally con-
tributed to its support during the
three years of its existence-to each
and all of whom we now wish the
compliments of the season and a
future of peace and prosperity, \
W Q On the night of the 17th inst.
a very severe thunderstorm was ex-
perienced here. Terrific and prolong-
ed peals of thunder and vivid and al-
most incessant flashes of lightning,
with heavy rain served to make the
scene quite appalling, During the
storm the Brigt. "Excelsior," which
vessel was lying in the harbor without
ballast, was capsized and sunk by a
sudden shift of wind. She has since
been raised. :Beyond this no other
damage has been heard of.
For the New Era.
MR. EDITCn,-If it be true that
coming events cast their shadows be-
fore, there seems to be approaching,
and at no great distance, some im-
portant crisis in the history of our
country. The action of the Legisla-
tive Council, in throwing out the Bill
to encourage the formation in these
islands of a company to maintain
,steam communication between this
port and New York, has created great
and general dissatisfaction, among our
people. It would be premature, at
the present time, to predict what must
be the issue of this contest, if our
representatives are true to themselves
and their constituents. The time has
evidently come, when the Council
must be informed that they cannot
trifle with the people's interests, or
encroach on their rights. British
subjects are loyal to lawful authority,
and true to the institutions of their
country; but the history of Britain
shows that there is a point beyond
which they will not submit to be
tyrannized over by an assumption of
aristocratic power to determine their
destinies, and trample on their com-
mon rights. Our country is evident-
ly drifting on a lee shore, where in-
evitable disaster and ruin await her.
Our agriculturists feel themselves
sinking. Year after year, they have
patiently and hopefully struggled to
keep their heads above water, and,
when the hand had almost grasped
the help needed to save themselves
and families from destitution and ruin,
it has been ruthlessly and cruelly
snatched frbm them, by the action of
the Legislative Council. How far
our people will submit to this mode
of treatment, remains to be seen. If
the' Council will rush into the gap,
not to save .the country from ruin,
but to hinder her prosperity, then, on
their heads be the consequences,
The public, have been amused by the
farcical spectacle and parade of clos-
ing the late Session of Parliament,
and, almost next day reopening it for
the transaction of important business.
The first act of the new Session
should have been to send up the re-
jected Steam Bill to the Council with
the intimation that, when they had
passed it, then the House would be
ready for new business. But our
Representatives have deemed this
cause inexpedient, Well, we shall
not quarrel with them., provided they
do not pass a Supply Bill till the
wishes of the people are complied
with.I t is certainly a foolhardy act
on the part of the Council to oppose
a measure which commands such a
sweeping majority of the people's
Representatives, and were the ques-
tion not too ridiculous, we should
ask, is it pure patroitism, pure dis-
interestedness, that moved them, in
their opposition to this measure ? We
have been informed that several of
the members of the Council hold
shares in the Quebec S. S. Company,
and this, no doubt, is the secret of
their opposition to the formation of
any other company, which might
prove a powerful rival to the goose
which lays their golden eggs. Like
wise men, they are all perfectly satis-
fied that things should remain as they
are. Any change would only make
-things worse. Worse for what ?-for
the country? No, but for their pockets.
Their connection with the Quebec S.
S. Company lays their A opposition to
the People's Steamer strongly liable
to the suspicion of acting fromiselfish
Of course the Council is not res-
ponsible to the people, and cannot by
them be called to account for its ac-
tions; but the People's Representa-
tives have a reed v which they can
have recourse to, ii forced to that ex-
tremity, and it might be prudent for
the Council to consider what may be
the result if the public sentiment
should be raised to such state of ex-
asperation as should induce them to
cut off the supplies. There may be
times when it becomes the people to
patiently suffer, but there are also
times that demand prompt and deci-
ded action and when not to act is
ruin. The future weal of Bermuda
depends on the Peoples' Steamer be-
coming a realized entity. No scheme
has ever taken such a firm hold on
the public mind as this has done, and
none has ever bid so fair to answer
the end in view. Our farmers know
that to continue the present system of
getting our agricultural products to
market means bankruptcy, beggary,
ruin; and they are anxious to avert
from themselves and their country
such calamitous consequences; the
Peoples' Steamer is the only saving
Ark that heaves in sight; but the
Council refuses to send her a pilot,
and forbids her to approach these
shores, willing that the country should
go down, while they hope to escape
the catastrophe in Pluto's bark. Vain
To the Editor of the New Era.
SiR,-Would you kindly give space to the
following in the columns of the .New Era:
The other evening I heard a respectable
young woman say :-'" A few weeks ago I
had occasion to cross over4to the Dockyard,
and I went to the steamer Despatch aceom-
panied by a female relative. On arriving at
the wharf in Hamilton, we found the men
of the steamer engaged in taking in freight.
The Pilot in charge, after we got on board,
made himself insultingly familiar. He be-
gan by remarking in a very impudent tone,
"You ladies will have time to go home and
get your lunch before we are ready to start."
On my companion asking him, What's the
cause of the delay ?" he answered quite
shortly and insolently, The want of
steam." and laughed heartily at what he
evidently considered a very witty reply.
On my going to take a seat. I stumbled a
little and he remarked, You must have
mixed your tea too strong this morning,
Miss," and again had a good laugh. All
this impertinence we, who were entire stran-
gers to the pilot, had to put up with, be-
cause we had to go by the boat, and could
not just then help ourselves. But still
worse, before the boat started, a basket
woman" came on board-one of the strong-
minded, masculine sort, who evidently con-
sidered it something very grand to be unne-
cessarily impudent; and who the whole'way
over made her presence disagreeably im-
pressive. She indulged in a tirade of abuse
at all owl white trash," after which she
and the pilot proceeded to converse in a
most obscene manner. When we returned
in the evening we again had the misfortune
to have this woman for a fellow passenger-
I think she crosses pretty often ; in fact she
said she had paid enough passage money to
own a share in the boat. On the way over
it began to rain and we took shelter in the
cabin ; in came the amazon too, and nearly
threw herself in my companion's lap. rudely
thrusting aside some parcels that belonged
to another lady, and declaring that she
would have her right to a seat-which so
far as I know no one questioned. This con-
duct teint d to be approved by the Pilot,
and I felt heartily glad when we arrived in
Hamilton, and highly indignant at the in-
sultsreceived on board this boat, which I
am sure would never be countenanced by
As there seemed to be no likelihood of
the young ladies bringing this affair to the
notice of the owners, I determined to give
it publicity, hoping that such action would
have a tendency to prevent a repetition of
Yours. etc., JACK OF CLUBS.
SPi-Colonial Parliament was pro-
rogued by the Governor yesterday at
12.45. Speech, etc. in another column.
Mrs. Mary Stonhardt, of No. 545 Myr-
tle avenue, Brooklyn, carried her infant
while attending to her household du-
ties. In trying to prevent a kettle of
boiling water from falling off the stove
she dropped the infant. The kettle up-
set, and the water scattering over the
child, burned it so badly that it lived
but a short time.
SE TE LATE A. L. SPE33K.
How strangely Bounds from those fond lips
That mystic wold "Fareell" when spoken;
It seem- as if some golden link of love
In life's connecting chain had broken.
Fond memories startle at that magic word,
Like .,.,'re ii1 sonrdimi night-vision ,
The spirit-feelings ti their depth are stirx'd,
Roused by some strange and sad transition.
Its very tone is saddening to the heart,
Yet 'tie the soul's best, fondest blessing;
The noblest wish that friendship can impart,
Pure feeling of the heart's confessing,
A farewell-parting of congenial hearts,
Anticipates a welcome meeting ;
But ah 1 those promises which hope imparts,
Time's stubborn will is oft defeating.
To future joys amid foreboding fears,
Hope points its ltfe-prophetic finger,
And shade and smrushine mingle with our
While still the farewell echoes linger.
The world seems 3arken'd by that parting
word, I *
Whose life is but of short duration,
In Leaven's immortal language 'tis not
Its death is but annihilation.
[From first page.]
Stephen Leroy, ghastly in its horror,
as he swept past her vaguely. She
saw the golden head of Belle flash
momentarily on the cruel waves, and
was dumbly conscious of an agoniz-
ing instant of a dreadful suspense as
Stephen too, disappeared.
But joy! joy he reappeared ; and,
in his stalwart arms hung the delicate
form of Belle Burton. They struck
out for the shore ; May felt her
strength leave her; her ears rang
with the moan of the sea ; but one
thought paramount in her whirling
brain upheld her, She reached the
shore, and, almost breathless in intense
emotion, staggered towards the limp,
lifeless form that itephen Leroy had
just laid upon the sands. One
glance at the ghastly face, circled
round by a thousand rings of golden
hair, a horrified stare at the pallid,
despairing face of Leroy, and she
cried, wildly, Murder murder !"
and sank shuddering on the sands.
Oh, the terrible anguish of a mind
oppressed and tortured by such re-
morse as May Melton felt! For the
next three weeks she wandered in
the tormenting phantasm of a deliri-
ous fever. She raved, and groaned,
and wept, ever hauntOd by a suppli-
cating voice that would not be hushed,
and upbraided by a pair of sad, re-
proachful eyes that were ever present.
Visions of Belle llurton, still and
cold, would rise before her. Dead !
and by her means and although
wrought to a frenzy of remorse, she
could not turn her fascinating gaze
from these dread chimeras of her
When reason once more returned to her.
she found herself utterly weakened and
helpless. For a few days everything was
vague and uncertain. ,he could not re-'
member what had happened ; every effort
of the memory dazzled and bewildered her.
But at last the fatal event of that dreadful
day became once more a fearful reality.
She battled with the fierce blood of angu-
ish that surged -within her until the little
vitality which she had left seemed about to
leave her. Oh, if she could only live that,
one brief moment over again Vain, vain
wish I But hark through the open win-
dow on the breath of the summer breeze
floats a sweet voice. Oh, can it be ? And
almost suffocated with the tumultuous
throbbing of her heart, she listens.
"She is better, dear Stephen ; and, oh !
it would have been dreadful if she had died !
She risked her life to save mine."
Yes my darliLg, it was a fearful peril.
Thank heaven that you are both saved! It
was a noble effort May Meltou made, hea-
ven bless her!
May heard like one in a dream. She
sank back upon her pillow, and grateful,
heartfelt tears of thankfulness fell from the
Relieved from the inculis of terrible re-
morse, May soon recovered. She came
forth from the fires-of affliction humbled
and purified ; she leeanIe the firm, true
friend of Belle Burton, and her wild, passi-
onate love for Stepheu n.Leroy she thrust re-
morselessly out of her heart. None ever
suspected that the frenzied words uttered in
her illness were aught but the tortured
imagination of a fevered mind ; but they
wrought their chastening influence on her
heart, never to be effaced.
Abstract of the Proceedings of the
Honorable House of Assembly.
FRIDAY, 19TH DECEMBER, 1884.-The
Attorney General from the Committee
appointed to prepare an Address in re-
ply to the Speech of His Excellency the
Governor at the opening of the present
Session, presented a draft thereof and
the House went into Committee of the
whole House to consider the same.
Mr. Pearman in the Chair.
The Address was read and agreed to
by the Committee.
The House resumed and adopted the
Address and it was ordered to be en-
The engrossed Address was then
Ordered, that the following Message
be sent to His Excellency the Gover-
May it please your Excellency ;
We are directed by the House of As-
sembly to inform Your Easeellency that
Shavitag an Address to present the House
desires to know whe it will be conve-
nient to Your Excellency to receive the
Sessions' House, 19thWDecr., 1884.
The following Message from His Ex-
cellency the Governor :
T. L. GALLWEY,
Governor and C,,i. onm ..,'-in-Chief.
The Governor has the honor to inform
the Honble. House of Assembly that he
will receive their Address in reply to
Hiu Speech this day at one o'clock.
Public Buildings, 19th Dec., 1884.
The House waited upon His Excel-
lency .accordingly and presented the
May it please your Excellency ;
We, Her Majesty's most dutiful and
LoyalSubjects the General Assembly of
Bermuda, thank Your Excellency for
the Speech with which you have been
pleased to open the present Session of
The continuation of the Revenue Col-
lection Act, 1882, will be duly consid-
ered by us when the measure for that
purpose shall come before us ; and we
trust that we shall be able to deal with
it in such a manner as to prevent the
present special Session being protracted
to the detriment of the General indus-
trial interests of the Colony.
And having returned, Mr. Speaker re-
ported that having presented the Ad-
dress His Excellency had made the fol-
lowing reply :
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Honorable
House of Assembly;
I thank you for your address in an-
swer to the speech which I had the hon-
or of addressing to you on the 17th
instant, and I trust that at an early date
it may be in my power to dismiss you
from your arduous duties of Legisla-
tion which have this year been protract-
ed to so late a period.
The Bill to continue the Revenue
Collection Act, 1882, was read a 2nd
time and Committed.
Mr. Pearman in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that the
blank for the duration of the Bill be
filled up 1888."
Mr. T. H. Outerbridge moved "1885"
-which was not seconded.
The Attorney General's motion was
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill with
the blank filled up 1888" and it was
adopted and ordered to be engrossed,
and having been engrossed and the rule
regarding the passage of Bills suspend-
ed by unanimous consent, it was read a
third time and passed.
A Letter was laid before the House
from Mrs. Spedon :
NEW ERA Office, Deer. 19th, 1884.
1Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Ilwnorable
House of Assemblyq;.
In consequence of the death of my
lamented husband, Mr. A. L. Spedon, I
find it impracticable to carry on the
printing business-conducted by him
previous to his demise-later than the
end of the present month; to which
date it will be continued by me with a
view to the supply of papers to sub-
scribers who have paid in advance. I
have therefore disposed of the printing
material, etc., to Mr. S. S. Toddings,
and hereby notify you that after the a-
bove-mientioned date, I shall no longer
be in a position to print the Daily Mi-
nutes'of the House of Assembly.
I have the honor to be,
Your obedient Servant,
A. C. SPEDON.
The House went into Committee of
the whole House to consider the subject
of printing the Daily Minutes.
Mr. F. M. Cooper in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that the
Clerk of the House be directed to ad-
vertise for tenders for the printing of
60 copies of the Daily Minutes of the As-
sembly in a clear and legible type, on
sheets, half sheets or quarter sheets of
foolscap (according to length), and for
delivering the hinted copies, to the
Clerk on the morning next following
each Meeting of the House before 10 a.
m. for distribution to the respective
members of the House, and for print-
ing in like manner such other docu-
ments (except Bills and the Sessional
Journals for which a contract is now in
force) as the House shall from time to
time order to be printed, such tenders
to be laid before the House at the be-
ginning of the next Session. And that
the Clerk be directed to make arrange-
ments for the printing and delivery of
the Daily Minutes of the proceedings,
until a contract for that purpose shall
be entered into-which was agreed to.
The House resumed and adopted the
resolution of the Committee.
Ordered, that a Message be sent to
inform His Excellency the Governor that
there is no further business to require
the attention of this House,
And a similar Message to be sent the
Adjourned to Tuesday next
(NO. 3.) 2ND SESSION OF 1884.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1884.-Or-
dered, on motion of the Attorney Gen-
eral, that so much of the order made
on the last day of meeting as requires
the Clerk of the House to advertise
for the printing of other matter than
the daily minutes of the Assembly,
be rescinded/as it appears that there
are contracts in force for all the print-
ing except that of the daily minutes-
which was agreed to.
A Message from His Excellency the
T. L. GALLWEY,
Governor and Commander-i-C iU,;f.
The Governor has the honor to in-
form the Honorable House of As-
sembly,that he will prorogue the Co-
lonial Parliament on Tuesday next
the 23rd instant, at 12.45 P. m.
Public Buildings, 20th Dec., 1]s'/!.
The Provost Marshal General by
direction of His Excellency the Gov_
ernor, desired the attendance of tho
House at the Council Chamber.
The House waited upon His Excel-
lency accordingly when he was pleas-
ed to close the second Session of 1884
with the following
Mr. President and Honorable Gentlemen of
the Legislative Council;
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Hmorib!le
House of Assembly;
The prompt manner in which you
*have dealt with and passed thd mea-
sure for the continuation of the Rev-
enue Collection Act of 1882 puts it in
my power to end the Parliamentary
Seasion which, at this time of year,
must prove a heavy tax on the time
of many of you.
In releasing you for a period from
your legislative duties, I would ex-
press my earnest hope that this pre-
sent season of agricultural and com-
mercial activity may be one of pros-
perity to the community at large as
well as to the public finances of the
His Honor the President of the
Council then, by command of His
Excellency the Governor, declared
this present Colonial Parliament pro-
rogued to Friday the 30th day of
QUEEN VICTORIA'S HOUSEHOLD.
A REVIEW OF THE OFFICERS AND DEPEN-
DANTS OF THE QUEEN'S ESTABLISHMENT AND
The Queen's court is composed of of-
ficers, subordinates and attendants to the
number of nearly a thousand, the ma-
jority receiving salaries that may be
called more than liberal.
First and foremost comes the Lord
Steward, whose office is a political one,
in the gift of the existing Ministry ; his
salary is $10,000 a year. He is the prin-
cipal officer of the court, and has juris-
diction over the entire household. All
officers and servants connected with the
court, except those of the Queen's cham-
ber, chapel, and stable, are subject
to his orders. He appears at court on
all state occasions, and the subordinate
officials of the household are appointed
The active duties of the Lord Steward
are performed by the Master of the
Household, whose constant residence is
within the precincts of the palace.
Necessarily he has a large staff of of-
ficers to assist him, having full control
over the domestic establishment. The
salary of the master is $5,790, a year,
and his private secretary receives $1,-
500 a year.
The Lord Treasurer ranks next to the
Lord Steward, acts for him at all state
ceremonies in case he is absent, and
draws $4,520 a year ; while to assist
him he has the Comptroller of the
Household, who also is paid $4,520 and
likewise dose nothing.
The Board of Green Cloth is compos-
ed of the four above-mentioned of-
ficials and adjudicates on offences com-
mitted in certain parts of the palace.
To assist them in their onerous duties,
they have a secretary at $1,500 a year,
three accounting clerks at $1,000 a year
each, divers other clerks to assist to the
number of six, and one female assistant.
The clerk of the kitchen is an.impor-
tant functionary, evidenced by the fact
that he gets $3,500 a year and "found."
Under him he has seven clerks to keep
accounts, check goods as they are re-
ceived, and give the necessary orders to
The chief receives $3,500 a year. and
his four assistant cooks $1.150 each,
with the privilege of each taking an ap-
prentice, the latter having to pay a pre-
mium of about $1,000. Their are six
other assistant cooks, and twelve help-
ers of different kinds.
The head of the confectionery de-
partment of the kitchen receives $1,500
yearly, and his assistant $1.250, they
having six assistants : in addition there
,are' the pastry cook and baker, with
four assistants, and three women having
charge of the coffee room. The linen is
looked after in the ewer" department.
consisting of a yeoman and two assis-
The chief butler receives $2,5100 a
year. He holds an important po.-it ion,
inasmuch as he selects and buys all the
wines used in the royal household. To
properly arrange the table before the
Queen's dinner is served there are two
principal table deckers with $1,000 a
year each, 'a second table decker at
$150, a third at $150, and an assistant
The least liberal salaries probably are
those paid to the three yeomen having
charge of the plate pantry, whose united
THE XEI P E1?et
salaries aniout to but, 2,150, while the
valuables intrusted to their care are es-
timated to be orth from $10,00, (, i. to
$15.,1)0,l.>. They hive six assistants.
The care of her .Majety's coals must be
an arduous duty, as it is i is intrusted to no
less than thirteen persons.
The first and second lamplighters re-
ceive $510- a yeareach and board money,
and have seven assistants.
The Coun rtof~tho M1a .S l..lsea is a regular
court of justice attaelt-l to the Queen's
hou eh.old, having jurisl action over all
places within twelve miles from White-
hall. The Lord Steward is the Judge,
the function of the court being to ad-
minister justice between the Quieen's
lonestic servants. This court was es-
i iliukhed by Henry VIII, and now
costs the nation -$9,620 a year, not in-
eluding the salary of the chief of police
of this court (who is called Knight
Marshal) 2.,500 a year, and his eight
'assistants with .500 ha year each.
On Maundy Thursday of each
year, and twice a year in Scotland
Yard. alms are distributed to the poor.
The almonry is the office that looks af-
ter these distributionss, the two princi-
pal officers of which are called the
Hereditary Grand Almoner and the
Lord High Almoner. Both ofliees are
honorary, but they have a secretary,
who receives $1,750 a year, about the
amount distributed to the poor on
'I'lie Lord Chamberlain receives $10,-
000 a year and the Vice Chamberlin
$4,.20. They superintend all the of-
ficers and servants belonging to the
Qneen's chambers, except the bed
chambers these being under the groom
of the stole, as well as the officers of
the wardrobe. All entertainments given
in the palace are under their care, and
they have to audit all accounts connect-
ed with royal marriages, coronations,
funerals, &c. To assist the Chamberlain
there are a comptroller of accounts.
three clerks, and four messengers, their
united salaries amounting to $15,550.
In this department also is the Keeper
of her Majesty's Privy Purse, who re-
ceives a salary of $10,000 a year and a
percentage on her Majesty's privy
purse. He is the financial secretary to
The Mistress of the Robes draws a
salary of $2,500, and the Groom of the
Rol.es $4,000, with three assistants.
There are also eight ladies of the bed-
chamber, who each in rotation wait on
her Majesty a fortnight at a time.
The Queen's Maids of Htonor are
eight in number and receive $1,500 a
year each. They attend her Majesty
two at a time for a month, thus serving
but three months in the year.
The Bed Chamber women are the
same in number as the Maids of Honor,
receive the same salary, and serve in ro-
t tion in tlie 4amie manner. They are
only expected, however, to figure on
Next we have eight Lords in Waiting,
the Grooms in Waiting, the Gentle-
men Ushers ;of the Privy Chamber,
Daily Waiters, Grooms of the Privy
Chambers, Quarterly Waiters, Grooms
of the Great Chambers aud thirty two
Gentlemen of the Private Chamber.
The last named receive no pay what-
ever, except the honor of the thing,
while the first named cost the exchequer
$55,9f)5 a year.
A difficult position to fill is that of
Marshal of the Ceremonies. He at-
tends on all state occasions, and con-
ducts foreign ambassadors, &c., to the
Queen's presence. A thorough know-
ledge of the details of etiquette, and,
above all, of precedence is absolute-
ly necessary in this post. The salary is
only $1,G00 a year.
There are five pages of the Black
Stairs, who receive $2,000 a year each.
Their duties are to wait on the sove-
reign. Two State Pages and a Page
of the Chambers assist the five.
The Lords, Ladies and Maids of
Honor have six Pages of the Presence to
attend them at breakfast and luncheon.
These pages are also required to wait
on her Majesty's visitors. They each
receive $900 a year, and have pages-
men to wait on them.
Eight sergeants at-arms draw $500 a
year apiece. Their duties are now
nominal though in the days of the joust
and tourney they were to "hold
watch outside the royal tent in com-
plete armour, with bow arrows, sworn
and mace of office ; and to capture any
traitor about the court or other great
Other relics of past ages are three
kings of-arms and six heralds.
Last in the Lord Chamberlain's depart-
ment messengers innumerable, palace
inspectors, nine housekeepers, sixty
housemaids, three linen room women,
and two attendants to show the public
through Windsor Castle, with salaries
ranging from a nominal sum to $1,500.
The ecclesiastics with their necessary fol-
lowing attached to the house are many
in number and1 cost a large sum yearly in
salaries. The list is as follows, "Dean and
sub dean of the Chapel Royal, St. James
the clerk of the closet, three deputy clerks
a resident chaplain, a closet keeper, forty-
eight chaplains, in ordinary and ten priests
in ordinary, with four chaplains, three
preachers, and three readers for the chapels
at Whitehall Hall, Hampton. Windsor, and
Kensington also a choir of boys, four or-
ganists, two composers, a violinist, a ser-
geant of the vestry, and a master of boys."
For doctors, &c., $13,500 a year is paid.
The State Band though it is seldom
heard, costs $9,580 a year.
We next come to the Poet Laureate, who
draws inspiration from the Sate at the rate
of $500 a year. After him, with nominal
duties, come -the Burgomaster, and two
watermen, whose united salaries amount to
$2,000 a year ; the keeper of the swans, a
keeper of thlej,-uiAl in the Tower, an ex-
LibitUr of the jewels, a principal librarian,
a librarian in ordinary, a painter, and a
surveyor of pictures.
During the reign of ITenry VIiI, he in-
stituted the Cor,. ,.r C. nih.i, Pensi-
oners, composed of in,. l- o. f thi: highest
famalies. selected by himself. They bore
this title, until the accession of William
IV., when it was changed to that of Gentle-
men-at-arms. The corps now consists prir-
cipally of half-pay officers, but still it main-
tains its high tone, and under no considera-
tion is a tradesman allowed to enter. The
appointments.in it now are regularly bought
and sold, and bring good prices.
The Beef Eaters, or Body Guard of Yeo-
men, will be remembered by all who have
visited the Tower by their peculiar garb of
the Tudor period. Their Captain, always a
eer, receives 5. 000a year, and the men
450 a year each.
The Master of the Ilorse spends $62.815 a
year. Under him are different e(qIpirri.:s
and Pages of Honor, a sergeant footman, 15
footmen, 12 coachmen, 20 grooms and 50
BIRI T r.
In Pembroke Parish, on the 13th in-
stant, the WIFE of Mr. Edward B. Duns-
comb,-of a SON.
At his residence, Duneragon, in Warwick
Parish, on the 13th inst., ME. WnIiiAM
HARVEY MONc', aged 46 years and 11
On the 11th inst., in this Town, CHAiB-
LOTTE, youngest daughter of Edwin and
Mary Meyer, aged 4 months.
In iaget Parish, at his residence, on the
18th instant, MR. 'SAMUEL JOSEPH PITTS,
aged 63 years and 9 months, leaving a wife,
and numerous relatives and friends to mourn
their loss. The deceased was a member of
the, .i nulda Loyal Union Society.
Jort of 1kamiiton.
Dec. 18-Mail Steamer Orinoco, Garvin,
New York; 102 bbls. potatoes, 19 boxes
tomatoes, 24j boxes beets, 421 bales rags,
19 Schr. M:igie.. Darrell, Barbados.
Schr. Melii.i Tra-]k, Trask, Wilmington,
20-Schr. David Faust, Ellsworth, Wilming-
ort of t. eog,
Dec 19-R. M. S. Beca, Shnw, Halifax;
English Mails and assorted cargo.
Dec. 19-R. M. S. Beta, Shaw, Jamaica ;
part of inw ard cargo.
20-Am. Brig Daisy Boynton, Davis, Phila-
delphia ; inward cargo salt.
In the Bela. from Halifax, last Friday :*-
Asst. Corny.-General \Vhiteh,ad, Miss Tem-
pie and Miss Forbes, Mrs. Fiddy and five
children, Mrs. Esor, John -;pan and Her-
wood. For Jamaica-Mrs. Pickoll. 2 bomb-
adiers, 1 gunner, 2 women and 7 children.
In the Beta, for Jamaica: Mrs. E. Ward
and maid, Mr. R. Steward, and 14 above
mentioned from Halifax.
In the Njail Steamer Orinoco, last Thurs-
day for New York : Dr. J M Jordon and
Mrs Jordon, Mr and Mrs E D Foster, Miss
L Fenton, MisslFoster, Lieut. Howe, Y.& L.
Regt., Messrs. C W Syn, W F Worch, E C
Sechin, J tI Derming, James Gibson, A D
Fentons, W J Fling. H H Hollis, J 0 Da-
vis, J II Foster, Edwd.1 Taylor,. George
Iiriu:rd. W Brown, J Crewichsank, John
Hellett, Kate Dempsie, Williaii Nash., C
Lawrenoe. Arthur King, Johle M Murray,
Mary iarvyey, and two in Steerage.
In the Maggie, for Barbados :-Mrs. W.
B. Peniston, Mrs. F. Skinner, 4 children
and nurse, Miss Bane and Maid, and Win.
In the Melissa Trask, for Wilmington, N.
C., Mr. J. W. Aston.
POST OFFICE, HAMILTON.
Anna E Albuoy, Juao S de Amaral.
Mrs F L Bateman, Gustav Brown, .soth
Bean, James S Bassett, Brigt Colum-
bian," R Crompton, Jose F Carolo, Hen-
rv Darrell, Schr "Daphne," Cai herine V
DeSliield, W Drysdale, Manoel M De-
Silva. Antonio D Ferreira. John Fraii.',
Emilia Goncalves, S S. '" Guildford," Ma-
noel S Goncalves, J I1 lIamilton, W H
Jones, Mrs T Lee, C Lnnd 11, Mrs E G
H Morgan, Joao J Machedo, Frederick
P Marble, M V NIIIez, Brig "Clara
Pickens," Miss L E Pearce, Mrs P'enis-
ton, J A Radcliffe, R W Re, C W Rob-
erts, Augustus Simnns. A C Scott, Joao
M de Souza, Leuticia Smith, Daniel
Tucker, Francisco de Vargas.
December 20th, 1884.
POST OFFICE, ST. GEORGES.
Mrs Clea Burgess, Schr Franklin,"
Mrs W C Smith.
December 20th, 1884.
MAS and New Years' CARDS,
Books for the Season,
Plush and Velvet Easel Frames,
Picture Frames, Wall Pockets,
Work Boxes, Writing Desks,
Faucy Boxes, Book Racks, Albums,
Children' Chairs, Rockers,
Shopping Bags, Pocket Books,
Card Cases, &c.,
Silk Handkerchiefs, Khit Goods,
Vases, Cups and Saucers,
Mugs, Toilet Sets, Dolls,
Games and Novelties,
VIEWS OF BERMUDA,
And a Variety of other Goods.
Call and see them,
5, 7 & 9 ChurchlSt.
Hamilton, Dec. 15, 1884.-3
OUSE Keepers, go and see BAR-
RITT'S Store and get suited for
Xmas! X a! !
mrmT BA 11. i. !DERNS
From this day, 24th Deer., 1,884,
until Jany. 3rd, 1885.
500 Prizes for Customers.
ANY PERSON buying 5s. worth, or
more, can draw a Prize gratis.
Persons not customers may draw a Prize
by paying 6d.
This Lottery has no blanks-every
ticket gives a Prize. They range in value
from 3d, to 5a.
Come one, come all, for a Christ-
R. H. DUERDEN.
Hamilton, Dec. 24, 1884.
Turkish Beauties, (Khedevials)
Cairene, Khinever ; also, Havana
Next Melbourne House.
XMAS & NEW YEARS
GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES :
Is. Cards offered at 3d. each,
T9 close up a Large Consignment.
Native Cedar, Palmetto, Shell
Sea Rods-a large collection.
C. H. ROBINSON
45 Front Str
Hamilton, 17th Dec., 1884.-3
The Following Brands of
At Wholesale and Retail,
CONSTANTLY ON HAND :
OMEO y Julieta,
S El Caminatore,
Flor de Juan Lopez,
El Fuente, Luvero, Borneo,
El Incognito, La Paulina,
Mirailo, Fuente Aroma,
Old Smoker's Delight,
La Justitia, General Wolsely,
Favoritas de Portugal,
Romano, La Pampas,
At H. RECHT'S,
Next Melbourne House.
G O and see BARRITT'S New Store
and Xmuns Stock before you buy
r HE Ladies of HOUSEHOLD OF RUTH,"
No. 274, intend holding a Gipsy
At the Odd-Fellows' Hall,
On Friday 26th Inst.
Doors Open at 3. Price of admission 6d.
An efficient Band will be in attendance.
Proceeds in aid of the above-named
ADRINIA HARVEY, Secy.
Deer. 17, 1884:.-2pd.
Gentlemen and Ladies can be ac-
commodated either Winter or Summer.
This Boarding House is near Harring-
ton Sound, within two minutes' walk of
the Flatts' Post Office, and a half hours'
drive of Hamilton.
WALTER 0. NORTH,
December 3rd, 1884.-tf.
G O and see BARRITT'S China,
Glass, Tin, and Earthenware,--
FOR SALE AT
Parliament Street, next Melbourne
House; Sole Agent for the Firm of
Gebrueuer Johansen & Co, Wernigerore
on the Baltic.
Hamilton, Decr 9, 1881.
Tlhe- B-i iuida Division, No. 601,
of the Sons of Temiiperainc,
.11 p.1ie holing
A Public Meetin(
On the occasion of their Anniversary,
The 29th Instant,
IN THEIR NEW HALL,
Over the Store of C. E. Astwood, Esq.,
Front Street, East.
Several Speakers will address the Mr.-.-
ing, to which the public are cordially
The Insurance Scheme in connection with
the Society will be fully explained.
A Collection will be taken i,.V:'r..l. defray-
ing the expenses incurred.
C. J. CAMPBELL,
Hamilton, Dec. 22, 1884.
rig T. H. A. Pitt,
Will, if sufficient Freight oflWrs,
Returning via Barbados,
On or about the 3.0th day of
Apply to T. H. PITT.
Hamilton, Deer. 23, 1884.-2
EFORE Purchasing elsewhere, in-
S tending buyers are advised to
ENORMOUS STOCK OF
Melus, Youths & Boys
AT TaHE PORILiui
Which is now being sold at less than
HALF ORIGINAL PRICES.'
Parents outfitting their Boys for
Christmas will find the Emporium is
the right place to purchase Cheap,
Strong and Reliable Suits, at a most
moderate cost, as the proprietors are
Manufacturers' Agents, and sell on a
Mens Diagonal Frock Coats,
Mens Black Cloth Frock Coats,
do "c Suits, 27s. 6d. & up,
do Worsted Frock Coats,
do Diagonal Suits,
do Corkscrew Walking Suits,'
do Dress Coat Suits.
1,000 Mens Tweed Suits, ranging from
20s. to 55s.
1,000 Mens TweeJ Jackets, ranging from
7s. 6d. to 25s.
Light Summer Jacket, 2s. 6d. up.
A CHOICE FROM
5.000 pairs Mens, Youths
Boys Tweed Pants-
Prices ranging from 4s. 6d. to 20s. pair.
Worsted Palmerston Shape,
Melton S. B. Elupoiliun, Make,
Beaver, West End Style
Tweed and Pilot, London, Make.
Price ranging from 12s. 6d.,116s., 20s.,
30s., 40s., 50s., 60s. No better value ever
given for money.
Shirts White and Colored,
Men's, Youths and Boy's,
Men's long cloth Shirts, Linen Cuffs,
Fronts, and Bands, 2s. 9d. and up.
Dressed Oxford, Shirts 2s. 9d. and up,
Flannel Under Pants and Vest,
Merino Under Pants and Vest,
Co:,tton Under Pants and Vest,
100 prs 10s. 4d., Blankets, prices from
3s. 3d., 5s. 6d., up, 12s. 6s.
Felt Hats, Tweed Hats, Silk Hats,
Polo Caps, Navy Caps, Hunting Caps,
P. and 0. Caps.
Iron and Brass Beadsteads,
Bycicles and Trycicles and 1 Rudge's
These Beadsteads and Machines are of-
fered at the List prices.
Tinware, Chinaware, Glassware,
Jewelry, Cutlery, Hosiery,
Iron Safes (Chubbs & Tauns)
Looking Glasses-all sizes,
Revolvers, Toys, &c., &c.
And our usual Miscellaueoul Col-
Daztars supplio.l in Toy-v and Fancy
Goods on our usual easy terms.
J. H. ROBINSON &CO.
M Ia nu fct u rer.i' A gc, is.
The Emporium, 47 Front St.
16th December, 1884.,
.11 Lilly Hall,
Comie aand hear the Grund Musical Treat
PRIDE OF THE ISLE STRING
On the (a.'.gu of Dec. 29th,
In Aid of the TWO BANDS afure men-
Doors open at 7 p. im.
December 22, 1884.
;f' (drC .
50 Boxes Florida Water, at
Next Melbourne House.
The Undersigned lias just received
from Egland and America,
per S.S. "'Orinoco "
For Xams and New Year :
X MA S Cards, Toys, Hair and Toothl
A Brushes, China Cups and Saucer;,
China Mngs and Ornaments,
China Cazillv-sticl:s and Plateq,
Assortment of Carpenters' Tools,
Paint and Whitewash BRUSHES,
Hair and Bass Brooms, @rey and Brown
Cloth and Shoe Brushes, China and
Children's China Tea aad Dinner Sets,
Toilets and Wash Sets,
Waterproof Aprons for children ,
Embossed Pitniet, Razor Strops
Shawl Straps, Purses and Hand Bags,
Nickle Match Safes, Call and Hand Beill,
Fine Assortment of EnI'ili- Cutlery,
Concertinas, Accordo,,oi., Mouth Or',rans,
Glassware, Quart and Pint Cut Glass
Sherry and Port Wine Glasses, Tumsb-
Jellies, Butter, Sugars, Plates, &c., &c.
Tinware-Milk Pails, Water Pots,
Water C.rrieirs, Bedirouim sets (tin
Dish Covers, Milk Skintuners, Flour &
Favorite Lunch Box (tin) Fliwer Pots
Egg Slices and Whisks. Paste Cutters
Chamber Pails, Tea and Coffeo Pots,
Gravy Strainers, Kneading Pans, Bt-;,.
Candlesticks, common and block tin,
Graters of all kinds and sizes,
Can Openers, Corksc'rews, Curry Combs,
Hotel Jars, Galvanized Bucketis, 8 sizes,
Covered Saucepans, Tea Ketles,
Muffin Pans, tin and iron, &c., &c., &c.
The above is but a small part of be-'
Stock Please call and see for youisrlfour
fore going elsewhere. No trouble to show
our Goods at any tinw. We receive new
goods by every ORNI,.,7o.
JOHN BARR ITT & CO.
East Broadway, Hamilton, Bermuda,
December 15th, 1884.
Cigar & Cigarette
At HI. RECHT'S,
Hamilton, Dec. 9, 1884.
I ,JLILTOIN H1T TL
Hamilton, Nov. 26 1881.
Ci gars :
Has received from H;lvana, a
select, finle-flavored Stock of gen-
uine iHavaiua Cigars.
They are now open for the in-
spectiota of ConTnoiseur.i and are
.sol u inder guarantee,
At H. G. RECIIT'3, :
Next Melbourne HIouse
P14 At ,-b G 76 71
THIE .NEWr ER. R/.
y BRIDGE VIEW"
With 5 l.ulro.in-, Drawini Room, Dininglg
Room, Kilrwheni, &c.
(A Verandah length of building).
This Cottnge is -iituated !i IS.IfTI7F
iLTO.X P.118Hff, a:broiit five
minutes' wiilk from West Ei>I of Cause-
way, and commands, from its elevation,
BI TE F lETTIES VIS
of the Ferry and Harbor of St. Georges,
Castle Harbor, St. David's Island, Cause-
way ridge, and lhe surroundings.
A Horse Stable and Carriage House
may be erected at short notice.
Possession given on the first of
J. H. T. JACKSON,
SOpposite Post Office.
Hamiltou, Septr. 19, 1884.
CATHARTIC AND TONIC.
A GENERAL FAMILY MEDI-
Removes all morbid or bad
matter from the system, supply-
ing in their place a healthy flow
of bile ; invigorating the Liver
and Stomach, causing' food to di,
gest well; purifying the blood,
giving tone and health to the
-whole machinery, removing the
cause of the diseases, effecting a
radical cure. As a family medi-
cine it is unequaled, and is always
Invigorate the Liver
A' ND. PrEVENT
We have letters of reccommen-
dation by the thousand; we do
not publish them, preferring to
let the Liver Invigorator remain
in the confidence of the public, as
it has done for the past 30 years,
01 M LBIB.
Sold by all First Class Druggists.
100 page Book free, at the Drug
To October 15.
''~ ~ ,
By Public opinion, a Specialty! !
Buy S. D. Robinson's Flour.
All respectable Grocers buy it,
because they get better value for
The Subscriber makes known the above
acts in the interest of trade generally.
SAML. D. ROBINSON,
East Front St.
Hamilton, 9th Sept., 1884.-tf.'
Boxes Best London Layers,
Do. Common Do.
Do. Loose Muscatels,
For Sale by
W. T. 'JAMES,
41 & 42 Front Street.
November 10, 1884*- '
At 24s. per Buariel,
W. T. JAMES,
41 &i 42 Fron St.
NLT.I-mber 10, 18S4.--2
Electricity is Life!
HE ONLYGENUINES% -
"'4. PADITfEIE7.I1iZ4& 1877 7sA
y 4 _-
Adapted to all parts of the Body.
THE MOST RECENT IMPROVEMENT, 1884.
Dr. Bryan's Electric Belts
F03o I CUU oF
Chronic Nervous Diseases, Nervous Debility, Brain
Troubles paralysis; Spinal complaints, Lung Dis-
orders. Impotency Liver complaints. Dyspepsia,
Rheumatism. Headaches, Female complaints
premature Decay, &c
}Vo .Medicine is ,Necessary!
T HIS WONDERFUL DISCOVERY in the application of Elec-
tricity enables the sufferer to give scientific attention to his
own case in accordance with Nature's laws. The belt acts by aid of
the head and moisture of the body and evolves continuous cur-
rents that infuse the system with the vitalizing element until the
disease is overcome, and arecLperati've process established.
The Electro-Magnetic Current, as evolved by Dr. Bryan's ap-
,pliances, strengthens the nervous system, gives force to the brain
and digestive functions, restores lost or impaired power of body
or mind whether arising from acts of imprudence, sickness or old
Illustrated Pamphlets, giving all particulars, sent on application.
Orders received through any responsible Commission house, and in
ordering send measure round the waist and state the nature of the
complaint, and a suitable appliance will be sent to order.
Address: DR. J. BRYAN,
147 E. 15th St., New York U.S.A.
The Undersigned-has -just receive
ed, per S. S. Orinoco,"
From London and New York,
A LARGE SUPPLY OF
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
Which will be offered at exceedingly
&C., &C., &c.
Devonshire, October 11, 1884.-2
IS CALLED TO
In TOWELS, NAPKINS,
Doylies, Tabling, etc.,
In White, Cream and Colored.
of every description.
&C', &c., &o.,
xmilton, July 30, 1884.
Ladie's and Gent's TRUNKS,
SATCHELS, &c., in variety-
SECEIVEDr, a New Lot of the so
well known Brand Cairene."
Hamilton, Aug. 13, 1884.
Henry Hooker & Co,
New Haven, (Conn.1
Catalogue of Styles, &c., can be seen at
the Office of JNO. F. BURH ROWS & CO.
6S, Front Street, Hamilton.
I October, 16S4.-4
Clark's Cove Guano was tried
last year by some of our Farmers,
all of whom were highly satisfied
with results obtained.
W. H. WATLINGTON,
(Successor to Vossmer & Young)
Offers his Services to the Public
Ship & General Blacksmith
Quarterly Accounts kept with reliable
Cash customers will have the privilege
ot having their work done prior to any
G. W. YOUNG.
Hamilton, July 1st, 1884.-tf.
t New importation of Fancy
English Groceries, at J. C.
will do more work anda
will do it better than Three
Cakes of any other MINERAL or
CBOOURING SOAP EVER
BETTER AND CHEAPER THAN SOAP.
For All House CleaningPurposes. It Will Clean
Paint. Marble, Oil Cloths, Bath Tubs, Crockery
Kitchen Utensils, Windows, &o, It will polish,
Tin, Brass, Copper and Steel Wares of all
kinds better than Emery or Rotten Stone.
Ask for it. Take no other as a substitute
It is the BeBt and Ceapenst Scoin Soap.
for every day use, is the Best and
Cheapest TPoilet and Bath Soap in
the Market. Removes Stains of
All Kinds, and leaves the Skin
White and Soft. Prevents
Capping of Rands.
A. R. THIOMPSON,
Sole Agent for Bermuda.
May 7th, 1884.-12m. pd.
The Clark's Cove Guano Co's.
high class and full strength Com-
plete Fertilizers, for all soils,
crops and climates.
W. H. WATLINGTON,
C Ask for Lea & Perrins's
W'orcester Sauce, at J. C. KEE-
Wholesale & Retail Dealer in
ENGLISH, AMIElCAN & GERMAN
Gioceries, Provisions. Feed,
Sc,, ,/ &c., &c.
CHOICE Selection of Canned
Larrabee's Fancy BISCUITS,
Fine TEAS and COFFEES, of
Eagle Brand Parafine Candles.
Excelsior Manuf. Co's. Florida
Next Melbourne House.
I have just received from Eng-
Fall and I
Comprising the largest and most va-
ried assortment in the Islands.
An early inspection invited.
J. L. CHAMBERS
Tailor, Queen St., Hamilton.
November 4, 1884.-3
PRANG'S XMAS CAI
Granite Iron Ware,
Oil and Coal STOVES,
Carpets, Rugs, Mats, &c.,
f" i4Tf m r -T
OIL ULOU TH, etc., etc.
Something new, in
Handsome Winter SKIRTS, etc.,
flHosehold Goods, &c., &c,
Hamilton, Novr. 5, 1884.-3
rE STRIVE by honest dealing to
make every Customer a perma-
If you want h good fit go to Place & Co.
If you want the latest styles go to Place & Co
If you want good Trimmings, go to Place
If you want pnuctnality, go to Place & Co.
If you want good worliaZu1ship, '.o to Place
If you wnat to get dressed, go to Pl:tie. & Co"
If you want to travel, go to Place & Co.
If you want artificial shoulders go to Place
If you want natural shoulders, go to Place
If you want ease and elegance,-go to PIae.
If you want your clothing dyed, go to Place
you want your Clothing steam scoured
go to I'hlce &Co.
L you want reMily-made clothing, go to
Place & Co.
If you want a good shirt, go to Place & Co
If you want a good hat, go to Place & Co.
If you want your li-i..nui!. go to PI'.i & Co.
If you want to pay cash, go to.Plauu & Co.
Somerset, l th Mlarch, l18.1.
Abstract of the Proceedings of the
Honorable House of Assembly.
(No. 1.) 2ND SESSION OF 18-4.
WFr.NE-SD.V, 17TH DECEMBER,, 1884.-
Pursuant to the Proclamation of His
Excellency the Governor and Comman-
det-in-Chief, convening the Legislature
on this day, the Assembly met at the
Sessions' House and Mr. Dill and Mr.
Wilkinson waited upon His Excellenry
to inform him thereof.
A Message from His Excellency the
T. L. GALLWEY,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
The Governor has the honor to inform
the Honble. House of Assembly that he
will open the Colonial Parliament this
day at 1"30 o'clock, p. m.
Government House, Mount Langton,
December 17th 1884.
At the hour appointed the Provost
Marshal General by direction of His
Excellency the Governior, desired the
attendance of the House at the Council
Chamber, when His Excellency was
pleased to open the Session with the
Mr. President and Honorable Genlkmen of
the Legislative Council;
Mr. Sp;,.e-r and Gentlemen of the Honorable
House of Assembly;
As I have already had the honor of
stating to you, I have found it neces-
sary to convene the Legislature for a
short period in order that a measure
may be submitted to you to continue
the Revenue Collection Act of 1882.
This is the only subject to which your
attention will be invited by me during
the present Session, and I trust that I
may be able at a very early date to re-
lease you from your Legislative la-
bours, and that you may no longer be
detained from those important agricul-
tural and commercial pursuits which, I
feel, at this season of the year, are
making heavy demands upon your time,
and which form the material source of
prosperity for our community.
The Attorney General introduced a
Bill to continue the Revenue Collection
Act, 1882-which was read a first time.
The following Members were appoint-
ed a Committee to prepare an Address
in reply to the Speech of His Excellency
the Governor at the opening of this
The Attorney General, Mr. Middleton,
Mr. F. M. Cooper.
Adjourned to Friday next.
The Revenue Collection Act Continu-
100 Boxes Parafine Candles,
" Eagle" Brand, for sale at
Next Melbourne House.
Per Schooner "Man'gie," fro0i
Charlottetown, Prince Ed. Island,
k(o0 T>rBLS. Garnet Seed Potatoes,
JU .) 275 i)o. Table Potatoes,
Early Po-e. Prolifies, Snow Flakes, Jack-
1000 Bii.,h. Heavy Black Oats,
25 Bbls. Yellow Turnips,
500 Bundles Ceiling Laths,
25 Tons Blacksmiths' Coal,
Which will be sold Cheap for Cash if
taken from the Wharf.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
25 Front Street
Hamilton, Deer. 17th, 1884.-2in
2nd December, 1884,
Corner Front and Queen kSi,'eels,
Over the Stores of R. H. Puer-
den, E sq.
RO I3lrT HO WA RD,
December 2nd, 1S84.
FOR1 HI R E.
A FIRST (CLASS
florse & Carriage
Will be folould Oppo.'i/,' the Post
Off,',, betwe,,ii the I(i'rs of 10.
and -1. daily, if not otherwise
emp l, .,1,
T J, BIUTTERFIELD
I.amilton, N.'v.iubbr 22nd, 1384.-2