NVjIIIvji a.1,11. ins |\irare in verba m&fllatri.
Being bound to iweni to the Uogm&t of no Master.
k\l. N. P.. Be.ho.mo.9. Tueado-y. May 20. 191V
LEON E. H. IHJP1 CM.
Editor and PhopriiiuB
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Advertisements undei via. lit lines 41.
I'd hear that any country in
these days of keen competition, is
prepared 10 allow steamship com-
municatina to cease between it
and countries present.ng great
trade opportunities, would be a
matter for surprise. Yei tins is ex-
actly the position that has ausen
with Canada's steamship commu.
nication with she markets if the
Bahamai end Cuba. Since report-
ing the fact in our lal issue, that
the Elder-Dempster line weie con-
lemplating the discontinuance of
then service, doe it is said to the
attitude of the Government, a de
finite decision to stop the service
has been reached, and the last
steamer the company intend to iun
sailed late last month. Thus to-
day Canada has absolutely no di-
rect.communication with the Bn
tish Colony of the Bahamas, and
beyond a call by the Pick ford and
Black line at Santiago, none what-
ever with Cuba.
Why the Government have al-
lowed the service to drop we can
not understand. Here are two
places, lying, one may say, right
at the very doors of Canada, not
only already buying large quanti-
ties of goods fiom Canada, but
abounding with opportunities
whereby Canadian trade can be
increased. Already the Bahamas
import ?64,000 of goods from Ca-
nada every year. With Cuba, Ca-
nada does a much vaster trade.
Last year Cuban imports o (Cana-
dian goods amounted to no less
than $2,025,000, winch is only
$23,000 less than the total Cana-
dian cxpnts to Franca. Giving
some indication of the prospects
Cuba's markets hold out to Cana
da, this trade has increased from
$576,000 in 1901. To tins trade
with Cuba and the Bahamas, di-
rect Communication has undoubt-
edly contributed handsomely. It is,
therefore, incomprehensible that
the Government should allow it to
It is not the prrnmt trade only,
however, that must be remembeied
in considering the effects of the
Government's decision. Both the
Bahamas and Cuba present great
opportunities for increased Cana
diSO tiade. Out of a total import
last year amounting in 1912 to
$ 1,513/00 into ''"* Bahamas last
year, $990/00, 01 65 per cent.
Cime from the United States.
though tuba ha- a Reciprocity
Treaty, under whirli many goodi
.if a kind produced in Canada are
admitted al privileged duty rates
when coining from the United
Siates, this does not by any means
close the doer lu Canadian trade.
The handsome trnde Canada al-
ready does with I uba, sn the
fHCl that countries other than the
United Sntes supply $56,000,000
ol her 113,01 0,000 requiiements, is
alone sufficient indication of this.
So f.ir as the Bahamas an car-
ned, that Canadanol >mh produces
hut could xupply, h large proper-
tion of the goods now coming lo
that Colony from theUiiitedStatas
is a fart in which Sii William
(irev Wilson, the late Governor of
the 'Bahamas, gave testimony in a
speech he mide two years ago in
Toronto : while as regards Cuba,
not only have the Cuban Consul
and the Canadian agent at Hava-
na spoken similarly, but some Ca-
nadian merchants in the West In-
dia business believe, that tue op-
portunities of the Republic for in-
cieased Canadian trade even out-
view those offered by some of the
more important British Colonies.
The realisation of these admitted-
ly great oppoitunities is certainly
not going to be brought nearer by
the absence of direct communica-
Weighing up the whole situa-
tion, we 1 .-onfess we are at a loss
to understand the Government's
attitude in 'he matter. If it is due,
as is said, to some objection to
the amount ol subsidy required,
considering the $50,000 asked is
only equal to the amount the
Government have paid before, and
that it certainly is very much less
than the $102,500 the line receiv-
ed from various countries when it
was first inaugurated, the sum
could not be considered other than
reasonable even if ordinary condi-
tions prevailed to-d ly in t < ship-
pint; world. Ordinary condil
do not pre* sil howi rer, in the
shipping world to day. I onnage
rates air verj much higher than
they were eight years ago when
the first contract was drawn up.
In fact, it is a g >od many years
ago since they have been anything
lite so high as now. It is doubtful
whether the making of the Mexi
can call optional, instead of com-
pulsory as in the past, even com-
pensates for these increased rates.
Consequently, if the Governments
objection is based round the
amount of subsidy they would be
required to pay, if the amount
was not considered excessive in
the first instance, it certainly can-
not be considered excessive now.
It may be the Government have
adopted the attitude they have
because of the desire expressed by
the i ompany to have their obb-
gations cease once tiny nave
reached Cuba, instead of having
to sad straight back to Can .da
"without touching at any foieign
port 00 the way," as they had tq
do under the old contract. From
the special nature of this service,
it is difficult lo see any advantage
devolving to Canada by insisting
upon the old provision if sofhcient
cargo for Canada is not forthcom
ing, for in effect tins obliges the
vessels to sail the whole wav I s i<
whethet hall full, quartei lull, or
without any cargo at all. So I
as the boats are compelled to take
all the cargo offering, for Canada,
so long as the Company agree to
make the Bahamas' call on the
homeward run, and provided they
undertake to have the vessals back
in time to again depart for the
(Continued on fourth pa- I
! 11E T R I D I) N E
I icav. May 20. 1913.
Cbii raging with amaz-
ing swiftness. Actually the Ciov-
ernment has asked Christians
everywhere to pray for China at sinner of Governor's Harbour,
Mr. and Mrs. R. Tynes Smith I"'l." particularly the Vote for a tea( |.r , ,,,i.r ,,,.^,,,1 to de.
were among the Ipanengers per I Wirelts telegraph station n Ir,;,n<] or receive any Scbjk>1 fees
Nassau which he hoped would ; because of the frei atti hdance
proved neat benefit to the Col- ofchildrenat the Public S I.....Is
om and also a Financial su nf til,. Colonv, therefore all such
Resolved that the questions fees should be abolished, v
asked l,v Mr. Williams this j not the children of the Grant-in
S. S. "Seguranca" this rnornin
Mr.Smith being President of the
.1. S. Johnson Co., is here on his
usual visit in connection with
the canning of pineapples.
this its period of transition!
This i- the country where, a few
years ago, Christian Missionar-
ies and their families were inur-
- 1 and where native Christ-
ians were slaughtered in hun-
hreds during the Boxer riots.
But, without intending it, the
Chinese did a bad service not
Eleuthera, is here again with
Mrs. Albury. They are takin :
passage on the steamei for N<
York on Friday the 23rd and
expect to be away about two
The Chamber of Commerce
will meet tomorrow to select a
long since to Christian Mission-! representative lor the Canadia
nties. At Sian-fu, in Shensi,
during the Revolution, the vic-
torious Republicans pitched the
dead Manchus down the wells
to save the trouble of burial.
I he consequence is that typhus
er has broken out, and two
medical Missionaries that the
Chinese had iearned to love and
pe< t, have fallen victims to
it. If exponents of the Christian
religiou do their part during the
next few years, Christanity will
exert a wonderful zn<\ growing
influence in that great country.
To this end Anglicans like the
Rev. Lord Wilham Cecil are as
far as possible joining hank
with various religious Denomi-
nations in an effort to cover the
ground without friction and in
We wonder what com]
lion King Nicholas of Monti
gro is getting for clearing out
of Scutari after his forces had
captured it. It would be odd if
m the end Austria's selfish policy
sin uld drive Servia and Mod'
tenegro into such harmony as to
Servia an outlet to th
on the Montenegrin seaboard
Quite an extensive bush fire
occurred at Hog Island on
1 ursdaj last, not one fire, but
ral, w 1 th intervi nings| 1
11 is.mil' h as 1 mile apart.
1 >mmandai t of Polii e
with a number of his men
"^''! I land at fivi
ck, m the afternoon with
hand punips and worked until
Exhibition, We hear that the\
have fit e ip| licantsfrom which
their Selei tion will be made.
The friends of The Eastern
n and VV stei n V lunteer
r in Bi. m les, and I e public
re coi lially invited
[ive their pi at tin
I tern Parade on Empire 11
in the afternoon.
Mid Steamer "Seguran-
ved this morning fro a
New York with the following
Miss Alberta Malcolm ; Mes
ies Ab'ne Malen, and Mar.
Smith ; Messi s ieoi M
Lachlan, Labron Moore, Willis
Sturrup, Robert Smith and
Frank Tibben : (Rev. lean '
Roerig (9) and 3 in trai
S. S. "Vigilancia' sailed in
o'clock this morning Tuesda>
from Havana for Nassau, lias
We never see tl ;ep
er on our streets now. Why -
iiox norsr oi-as^i.mp.i.v.
Monday I vetting
19, Apiil i'ii
The 1 louse met a< 1 ordin
Present Thi 11 nble I he
Spe iker et al.
Mr. I>< thel from the Comniil
tee appointing on the 13th inst
to cany the Message of the
House of that date conveying
..... l, oclock, and probablv > the Votes of Indemnity for
' I the "Saratoga from c'
l,;" tion as the fire came
to it. The setting sun was dark-
ened by the dense Bm >ke of the
hre and at night the rlouds
were illumined by the hind
glare of the fire.
es" \i,c,3- o. 5 for the Bahamas Gi n
ttrlv eral Hospital and "565 for the
Wireless Telegraph Station, re-
ported the delivery thereof and
that His Excellency was pleas-
ed to say that he thanked the
1 louse for both Votes of Indem-
Ling and the answers Riven ai | g h .olsthei I King
thereto Fifth, as well as the
P1 Sw ting 1 ted a p children of the Publi Schools?
tition bom Mr. Henry Lewis \|;1S j, His Excellency the
Reeves, late li r for a Qovernoi in Council and the
pension on his pers in il allow- ( ure t0j?ive ,,, tlK. < Iiant
5 read and ordered t >,;,,,! lers al I two
thirds "I 'li Mian paid to the
" "1"t......,f Mr. Bowen the p
petition of Mr. |() kee lhem from
thoraas Wool praying foi a
small |" iisiou was referred to a
Sele< t Committe, Vit:
Messrs Bow en Addei i
1 )n motion nf Mi. Sand
nors Message No j 1. n I.i
to :. m fn'a starving
.....thing to 1 it as
well as the Public School teach-
11 they I ime
i I Ion iurable Men 1 1
the I Ion \ mblj would
j up m usstai vin 1 rea
live to the site foi a C | |l:;,_, p,,. ,.
which the B ird of Work-, ;
n iry in
dition to the VVestein Cem I 1
refi rred to a Si lei I Com-
Messrs I iamblin, 1 r. John- >n
Curry, W. C. 1*.. Johnson and an(j wosm,.. ,,.",, n a
Anderson appointed Comniil I
the 1 '!> now
\\ e are mad" up just like any
of the Public School Teachers,
U| 1 and
the same '.anus to keep us alive
Mr. Weech m ive I that the
petition of Mr. John II Bel
praying for a pension based on
two p tsi mal allowam - bi
lect comn itt ie.
Mr. Brie move I an a
menl thai lid pel iti n
And thi ition 1
li lie; 11 a; (|,
It passed in I
Mr. m the Commit'
n I < iovei iv 'is
No. 1 ti '" I hi- 1 h
cei lain uipplemeni 1. i*s
Hie Hoard nf Wan
I a 1 ,f: :;.' at the South I. -
corner "f WigiMa mil Virgini 1
CHANGEFQR rHEBETI bR
1 \!-., I GR V.MS
M i) 20th 1 1
Newmai ket. 18. A brilliant
was in 'I to day in the
the ; no lec-
tion sterda) h >i the N
market divis on ol C-n
chire. The I Inio list late
itcs to 11 1 foi
ilie Liberal nominee.
' election vas held '
on upied by
the la' iai I iV Idi'i 1,
a Liberal, wh 1 di I ^pril aoth.
West, I 1
I fl 1 g111 from I 11 e 11
the a pn ich States to Cuba fr m Kej V\
tern ( letei toHai an 1 was m 1 Ie to claj by
for thi G .'ernor in ( for Domingo Roasillo. He left f.orn
C liters ol Publi the ti 1 min il ol the I'lorida East
Sound Eleuthera, Co is< Raili >ad hi re at
I i pi
I he I Ion. adjourned to ".
foi t, 1. o'clock tins morning a 1 I an 1 v-
ed at li' ; iti..u in I lavana
. t 8,10 a, m.
Washington, 1v The Japan-
. a< itiations over the Cali
Dear Mr. Editoi
Will you Kindly allow me
space m youi 1 iteemedc
to tell o| |my distress ? 1 am a
(jrant-in-aid teacher, but my
salary is so small that it can
not possibly keep me and mv
amily. It is not right for am
llth May, 1913. jfornia alien land bill have not
advance.I during the last j.|
hours, and there is no expecta-
tion that there will be an) de-
velopment in tin- near future.
London, 18 It is stated here
that a numliei of Steamers have
been chartered in England dm-
Wh I!/./ ut Hi iV
Cla 11 '' : i n, the
of our genial hard I n<\ rtn pajje 4
has jusl ac( epted a posil
ui--'' they know thai |. Muiii- in i .i inlfwit,
discount, and i ial il hi
like the lefl i i kii .; a I all nan
Il WAS a llin,'" i
was like almost evi ry firsi j
>n of a toili i.
When you apply for your fir | rum, er that
nothing short of the Go.l i le for your get-
ting a cham i l i work an [>lai
l' prepare I to woi\ with i iv until vou
actually pro* i r ii,ht to a sal i if voj can g t
an opportunity to try.
ing the i days b)
Ami i ican g rum ut with .i
view t, repleuislim <,..
oal for the use of A
warships on tin I'acifi Coa t.
This sudden uctivit) on the
part "I the navy d mt is
regarded in sit i
an null',ill pa
that a demon in I Pa-
cific is conti inflated.
K'li' ims, i I'hei ham
commi rceof I
a protest t>> da} t i the l""n
govi the t.u ill
bill now In
Panam i, it A resume i >l
the w>i k ,i ie to (I ill' on the
500,000 cubn irds ol earth yet
to be I'm.11 ati .1 in the < !uli
Cut. f he i< 1 k ;at<
per cent completed.
\^/ iih n
Berlin, 1 11 11 rig Hand
ingcontn >\ ersy bet ween (ireat
Britain and Germany in con
nection with the Bagdad rail
way is approa :hing a speed}
settlement. I Ins is the iufi filia-
tion contained in an official
statement issued here.
London, 18.Dr. Anna Shaw, i
addressing a suffragette meet- i
mg in Westminster last night,
M I U\
'"fPABEO BV .
<\ man. auhTerinc from any mn ">, tt
copy of this Won*Jrfwl r 3oh. Il t. il
le word* bow in< man ran rfv-tf.l> cut* In
ich dif-JUMM w> Klood Poiwmtlu pr.t*d or A<
nflB ham nt I'uwtir, Nervouii I ' J>i..ty. Indlh*-r
(VinUtfiou* D.*#mv. the AfUr-*ff-cttof F-l I
rm, Kmo*? and Bui
tyi* uf7er*-tl; how old or atui-V-wrn v
ito failed to find nUft how u,sr.*ira*Ml a*
d you are -M boo* will b. r.v.L.lon
. *ho|* sncwlNMunlift. It m ehuek full of
I luHie and adTiew jut th* things jru p*<
>m. If yna w.nt roQF ItJ-tlm* IimNI-. ivi-nth
-si. *.i.l RIGHT NOW fur you. .*t
miti.d PRCE, poatpaxl >
BB. JOS. LISTFP I
CI,.H, illt.. U i-A
'i I t of won
in I had satisfied- the
l*le ol the United St l
1 the ballot voul I
|y I ' M women v .
ng voted lu\\ 1.
London, 18. I lie deli
tte "homl -" bich d
rended up< m London \<
appears to hav< 11
an mg iient.
Six ho'ixps w re 1 I in
Lond 'ii (I in I
ficial vii i make
merely a "1 in
40 A MONTH
Be Your Own Boss
rn :i 1 riL' km
.' \ tf>;
HOW WO \ UKI n" frnrr
1 up i_'
1 r< .
1 < l UN Ol tllmn or
to your i Ha-
nd t lit-
SO RJ i>
^ tbJi WONDEE-
1 loo to
1 n mnll, full i-ifnrm-
. lfd i
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t. iMCWlt, IfV "! Ottl VwYtrk.USL
'A i.!<. ... WorU't
Am- V"" M
nrfuBi to know
250 PAGES FACM MONTH T,00 pfCTtmtr
200 ARTICLCS Of CCNUiai. IKlCHCftT
Tlic "Shop Nolts" Dcpeirtm.-n'
srives c:1 v r to do thins ''
uteful Articles lor home in
'Amnlfur Mrchanirs 00] howtO
make MuBlon furn.tui
cngini-!-. n thtngi '
By mail, per j ar (2.00 K'.t>W.
write tor rmrv. sample copy today
LEARN TO BE A
FOR PARTICULARS WRITE
BROWN'S HOME STUDY SGHOOt
EIGHTH AND PIKE. SI. LOUIS, r
I'Di'l'LAH MECHANICS CO.
lit u \\ it nsion M < l!l M.O
A i II I T I f I N T A I. K 8
Pli'y uf thei* now famous articles
botKid In bonk form
PftCMh with nn Insplrlng
lion on each pat/a.
BmSmm Pnhllihlna; Co>.
. 8lh and rm- "'i ,
SI. I.oula Mo.
Bahamas ;in.1 Cuba on the date-
that may he specified, we can see
no | n si I le harm lliia arrangement
would dn in I" an>' case,
licmein bnlliint ma) he the im-
aginative pmvrrs, well an
rangemenl would do no harm that
will l>e done piesent and proapec-
tive Canadian trade in the Baha-
mas and Cuba if this avenue of
communication is not so restored.
"Canada West Indian Maga-
zine" April J
ALE AND STOUT.
A delicious Drink brewed from
Hops containing all the tonic
value of ale and Stout but with-
out the after effects, price 6d.
bottle. 5>. do/.
Pints 7Jd. Quarts tod.
SPARKLING V \1.1 MO WINE.
Pints 7|d. Per do/. 5s.
GINGER All. & GINGER BEER
Pints 6d. Per doz 5s.
SPECIAL PRICES BY II If
SOLD AT BLACK'S
222 Bay St. and
THE NASSAU CANDY
II. S. BLACK, Agent
Mm.' Com mi lice of the Chamber
of Commerce for the Bahamian
Exhibit, at the Canadian Exhibi-
tion, at Toronto, August and Sep-
tember, of thia year, have decided
to place a Special Exhibition Num-
ber of "The Strombua" on aale at
the exhibition as named above.
Exhibitors, Business men gene-
rally. Lodging House Keepers,
Boarding House Keepers.Owners
of places to rent as winter resi-
dences. Owners of Boats.etc., etc.,
would do well to advertise In the
Exhibition Number and bring 1 heir
business to the notice of the maey
thousands of Canadians who will
visit this exhibition, and who are
a. growing factor in our tourist
Special rates. Space should be
More than two thousand of this
issue will ba printed whir 1 will
make it the most valuable adver-
tising medium ever published In
he Bahamas. No one who has
anything to sell or to hire should
be left out of the Exhibition Num-
ber of "The Strombua."
IT/P. would .form all who appreciate a Good Smoke that we n
VV have OH h.n.l BO extensive Stock ol *VAN J l t *"
KUHranteeoor brand to be made of the finest Havana and sums
Wrappers, and Havana Fillers throughout. .... .
I hese Cigars are manufactured .... oui premise, by skilled workn
,d ,reat pain, are taken to produce an article ol superior qu-l iy.
The success we have .net with in the past leads usconfidentlj loejrj
the patronage <>[ connoiseurs
I L SAUNDERS ft Co,
FOR SALE OR RENT.
THAT comfortable Dwelling
House on Dcveaux Street,
For particulars and terms, com-
FRED. N. BOWL,
" The Forest," Exuma
An almost new Piano Best
Make.# Apply as above.
August 23 to September S
HE Committee appointed by
OUR "Royal" H
Btand I- lour selhn<
A FISHING SM*.CK,_ in
condition. Good Sails.
14 feet keel 19 feet over al'
feel wide. Apply rribuot."
THE SPECIAL CALL AT
THE ROYAL STOKE
ig gt 2d
pence i>or lb. and 30S. per bag of
"Golden Star Flour ] lbs for 3fd.
an I "Laurel Brand" Flour" 2 lbs
Centennial Flour per bag 28s.
Pigg Keel in Vinegar at 7
Brown ^1" ir at ild nr Ih. Our
rice white and clean, best in town
selling at 4
All our Groceries are fiesb and
good quality and cheap.
I'ure Jamaica Hum at 10s. par
JAMFS L. SAUNDERS ft Co.
Nassau N. P.
April 15th 1913.
to organize the Bahamas Exhibit
would be glad In receive offers
from intending Exhibitors of any
of the undermentioned articles, as
well as any others thai 1 re-
commend themselves for the DUN
Canned Tomati es
Tortoise Shell W rlt
Shell Baskei Wotlc.
All Exhibits must be in the
finnds of the Committee in time
lor the Steamei leaving this p
August im, 191,.
CHAS. I ILBURY,
a fine assortment of:
Carving Sets ia Cases,
for sale by
Chas. E Albupy.
Why import Butter
from New York?
It costs more than soctb. per lb.
We can supply the retail
Grocer Better Butter
at -nets, per lb. and weight
NEW YORK HOUSE
ANTED. House Servant.
Good 9 age.
Appl} "I ribune < Iffice."
FOR SALE BY TENDER.
\F. Hall of that de*i
Building L"t "ii 'he Kastem
me of Macka\ street, froiilinu on
,.,, 3 Ire', md tunei K
southwardly 1 ',5 feel.
I he riglii ix reserved " "V"
ilie whole m < ny nl i1"- lenders.
I : ;. receive 1
l_ m KSOWLES
, ,,-t Buv sin '. """, ''"" 3'-'
A SIX ROOM DWELLING
lit (ISF w itll bath room at
lrhed anil all -ut door conven.
ifiictj n< iding a 1 link,
I .,. Sireet, "MUith, opposite
N.is-.-h !'. isort,
Blue Hill61. South
l?l) Li N I). >n the Northern
r Mud, an Open Sponging
Boat, about is fet keel, Abac
model, painted white outside, blue
transom. The Owner will please
communicate with ___,__
Nicolls Town, Andros.
W \. MATHER.
DESIRES to inform nil *"<:*4I
and the Public ih .1 Ik
just received a COin| lele < titilt
facilities foi the business ol an
dertaker, which pla ^ hiui
|KisiiMiii to carry out Funerals
mav he entrusted lo Ins rare
system and despau h ". and res
fully solicits their patronagi
in Pi ici s firsl and prove 'ha'
are the ve:v lowest fo fli
NOT I C E.
s is to inform my Pal
I the Publu in I "'i
lull I have Opened i"\ Pi
1 Smith Shop; and am
ready to do anything m the In
General repair 01 new work II
shoeing Specially. All work 1
Media men 11 v.
P. A. Huvler,
ire-1 East (Wlia
LAING, My wife Christina I.
having left mv home without
tual consent, I therefore will
hold myself responsible for
debts transacted in my mwfl
A race is no better thai