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zn L. GILBKRT DUPHCH, Editor and Proprietor. OFFfCK: Corner Shirley & Charlotte Ste Nassau, N. P., Bahamas 'PHONE 260. p. O. BOX 163. PUBLISHED DAILY Monday, Wednesday and Friday— single copy Tuesday, and Thursday—single copy Saturday—single copy Weekly Monthly l S Quarterly ... 4 s HalfYearly JT Yriy ,;;& td .Jd 5<1 fVl fKl PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Advertising Ratei:—Sii pence pti line for first insertion; three [>ciice par line for second insertion ; ai.o ooepeon} pi line for snl>.< jtient insertions. Advertisements uniler eight lines 4 s. Zhc tribune TUESDAY. rbroary 9 I9i PUBLISHED AT P. M. OPENING OF THE LEGISLATURE I he want of space in our issue of yesterday compelled us to do more than 10 briefly refertothe above annual event", a very 1111 portant one to the Colony at large, nnd as it might b, thought by some of our loyal friends not to have received that journalistic courtesy to which its importance and the dignity and character of The Chief Executive deserves, ng also to keep nur patrons in ihe outer islands in touch with the hap penings in the Metropolis, we shall devote more inler-coluni nar eeference to it Pn cisely at i p m., His Ex. cellency the Administrator VV. Hart iiennett C. M. G arrived at the Quadrangle where a Guard of Honour of the Bahamas Police was drawn up under the command of R. H. C.Craw ford, Esq. the Commandant, and saluted. His Excellency then proceeded to the centre Public Building attended by his Private Secretary H. P, Armbrister Esq.,The Chief Justice, the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Attorney General, The Commandant and Capt. F. J. Lobb R. N., and entered the Council Chamber and proceeded to the dais. He then commanded by hilPrivate Secretary, the attendance of The Hon. the Speaker and Members of the Hon. the House of Assembly, who at once attended but not in full force, the Upper House being already assembled. The {.pace set apart for those admitted by ticket from the Hon. Sir President of the Legislative Council as also the public, wasfilled to its utmost capacity. We noticed Miss Hart-Rennet, Mrs. Tudor Mrs Wells-Durrani, Mrs. Harcourt Malcolm, the wives of theMembersof the Executive and Legislature Councils and also of the Members of the 11 louse of Assembly, the leading | public officials and their wives. nnd many prominentcitizensand their wives. The occasion had attracted a very great number of tourists who seemed as they always are, much interested in the proceedings, and on this occasion far tiutnumbed the permanent resi dents Foreign Consuls, The Church, the Bar. the Medical Profession were full\ represented, in fact,citizens nl all classes The fluttering of fans and the undercurrent of casual conver sation having censed, lbs Excellency delivered the following Speech : — If our memory is nol at fault this is the second occasion upon winch His EjfceJIenC) has opened the Li gislature and i >n both, he has in his Speech evinced a keen appreciation of the difficulties besetting the Lower House and the Btringent necessity for the exeri ise of serious thought The pn %  nl however is beyond measure < e one of the greatest importance fn many sessions, and though we do not feel our condition very acutely as yet, we know that it is not so happy as a year ago when the war cloud had not burst ovei Europe, rvn over Asia, impressing tin "n aih d fist" over tiiis remote portion of the Empire as well. The Speech was marked by a tone of great moderation, merely enforcing our financial position, and fore shadowing what will be. "To be or not to be that's the question" We earnestly hope that the gnod sense of the representative assembly w ill come to our rescue and that the close of this fifth session will find the Colony extricated from its difficulties by the intelligence of those in whom, has been reposed the faith and confidence of unsuspicious and trusting constituencies, without the imposition of greater burdens. We cannot make bricks without straw, therefore let us not hear the voices of the taskmasters cryinv out to the people, "ye are idle," "ye are idle." It behoves our representatives to watch carefully the shepherds who are supposed to guard the sheep, and to see if there be not some wolves in sheep's clothing among them, some place seekers to whom their own interests is the greatest good, and the people the ladder by which they reach the heaven of their ambitions. The task ot bringing the battered ship of Revenue into a safe haven, requires the greatest skill and vigilance, but what man has done, man can yet do, .IIKI w %  sincerely pray that she may be anchored securely and safely after having weathered the storm and stress of a perilous voyi 11 is Excellent y the Administrator met the members of the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly at i p.m., in the Council Chamber and opened the fifth annual Session of the present General Assembly. There was a verv large attendance including officials and their wives, many Citizens and their wives, and a great num berof Visitors. The Chamber was seated to its utmost capacity, His Excellence Was pleased p. deliver a Speech a copy of which we now publish as follows : Sir President and Honourable Gentlemen of the Legislative Council Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Hon urabte Home of Astembly, I have the QOlloUl form Ally to announce to you that Sir George Haddon.Smith lefi the Colony n thp 171I1 I), cember on promotion i" 1 lie Windw irrl Islands nnd that it IIHTI upon 'lev ,|v< 1 on me as Senioi Member <>l 11 e I \-. IIIJI-P Council to assume the\duiuii* ih. t ion, We have .-ill been ipjoiced to learn that the King Ins hern plmm el '•• iippoini "in late 1 ioverno* to be a Knighl I omni.uicJer of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St Oporto. As hissurcsssor. His Majesty has appointed Mr. William I.amond AllatdyceC. M. G. Govprnor nf ihe Falkland Islands. I heva been informed that Hi* Excellency will leave that distant Colony at the end of this month, hut Iain enable at present to say on what dale he Will arrive here. Gentlemen, our thoughts are now bent, to III j exclusion of nlmost every oilier topic, on (he the Canadianwho -pprid Ihe winter in ami,.ally increasing ler r i hi e hut righteous War in which, our beloved Country is now engaged, a war without parallel in history. The i>e^ blood of our Km pi re and nf out ^B>" s ls being shed and our vast^natPnal re%  ourcea are being drained in defence of the integrity of Belgium and the smaller nations. The magnificent rally to the flag from eveiy part of the Empire and ihe universal demon-.it, < tions of loyalty and patriotism have stored all our hearts and make us proud thai W€ are Englishmen, while the spectacle of the cessation immediately war was declared, of all political %  issensioOS, all (actors in the Slate uniting in the common defence, must excite the admiration of the world, and is not without its lesson to the small communities. If I single out the Dominion of Canada as especially deserving of all the enthusiastic praise we can bestow upon hei it is because we are more *loelj aesoriated with th it great and growing nation than we ;.ie with anv Othet I'ntish Colony, and are glad to wel{corne to our shores visitors wiih us numbeis. We equally welcome our many visitors iiooi the United States of America, not nnlj on account of ihe material benenti tbeihiiag to the Colony, but, because at this present tune we should all like, I on sure, IO ex pi' ss our Bpprei nation of the splendid wmk done by the American Diplomatic Representatives in Europe and the efI forts made I y 0111 ,>o.vpiful neighbour, in so far as In i attitude of neutrality permitted, to relieve ihe suffering and dlSt'e*" hchh->vp i,.i'Vi'ably accomp lined Ihe Wfll 1 hat the inhabitants nf tins i_oonv aie enabled tn live ia peaceful security, a* well as to maintain one of their assets—the tourist season— is due, we musl all recogni/e with sdmiratipn to the power of the British N'.vv and it Was partly for that leasoii that I ventured to telegraph totne Secretary of State the othei ilav, on behalf of nui people, their eongratu1 ii HI tinr'-cent Rritish Nay %  ) sun "S--. It was inevitable ih.n filial olo. ny like other! should suffer on account of the war, and it has suffered, perhaps more than the West Indian Colonies, by reason of the fact that we do not, like them produce necessaries, sugar for instance. Our two main exports, Sponge and Sis.il declined. For a time there was no --ale for sponge a good deal of which used to find its ultimate destination in enemy countries. Most of the brokers decided not to outfit their vessels, but I am informed that, in a good many cases, the fishermen outfitted themselves in a very humble way r~ 1



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IT and brought in springe which sold, it is tru", .il very low prices. The Government h idnw its best to opon up or r"ul|r increase the market in EngMfl, nnd, although time must i'\..pW before trade is diverted into the channels, I am %  anguine of ihe ultimate result. I'he price of sisa 1 fell very considerably and ii still low, nevertheless it continued to form the mainstay and support of the people, I he distress in the ( nil falands, though HI ut* for p time in particular localities, was not entirely "due to Ihe War but. WHO in prt .caused by a prolonged drought, |which destroyed the crops One %  good result from th. depression in the main industries has been thai more people have gone back to the iland and are cultivating vegetables and fruit, and only bettei means of communication are needed to lOStet their effoi Is. Uebnf vas distributed by the |fioV'*rnmeiit m necessary cases in exchange for labour, nnd < larvr stock of food Muffs was imported f ii sale with the object, which to a Very gnat extent was effected, if keeping down price-. I am glad to be able to inlorn you tint, from ihe latest reports J have received from the Oul-Ilands, conditions arp now ver* much brighter, consequent on re Cent abundant rains nnd Ml tended Cultivations. \i.d we may con* IratuUte ourselves that Proi idi m i Ii '•• spared us i hurricane nnd that Hie public health has in general Seen good. Expenditure on Public Works had necessarily to he cut down, and mar.) import ml improvemi tits postponed. The emigi >'i m t %  Florida -till Continues I ,1-1 \,-.,, 280b men and 95 2 \\< UP n lefi, and 2303 men and 757 women ret ed. It is prrmhle thai emigration will decrease, w-iges in Florida having been re duced. 'I regret that tlwie has been a considerable num'ier of withdraw, als fron. the Post Office Savings Bank, due to tb" leprpshed coiiditian "f ". V aid thr consequent fin.1 nr %  1.1 i stringency, and that ill has been neccessary for the Gov I eminent to advance to Ihe Bank the sum "f £yum i<> covei the *I1 lull i\\ l ,-. illgntlulate the : Colony on li.ivi.i'. ii 1 1.'••oinerl a boon which the (joveiimii \ h.i* for years worked for. I left-r 10 mutual penny postage between America and the Bahamas. It is not proposed at this cri tical time, to ask you to consider any legislation of a controversial nature or involving expenditure which is not imme. diately necessary. The following are tho only Dills that the Government has at present in mind. A Bill to amend the Pilotage Act 1013. A Mill to amend the Out-Island Administration Act 1908. A Mill for the better prevention of Coiruption. Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Honourable House of Assembly : It is not my intention on this occasion to troubl you with a mass of statistics, as the Estimate* will be Immediately presented to you and they will be accompanied by detailed returns. I may however briefly Say that, as far as can be estimated, we shall be confronted with a deficit on the 31st proiri mo af some ^19,000 which docs not include expenditure on the Defence Account 1.or interest on overdrafts at the Crown Agents and the local Bank. Should the war continue! it is likely that, even after cutting down the expenditure to as low a figure as is compatible With efficient administration, there will be a deficit of £17,000 on the transactions of the financial year beginning on the 1st of April next, again not including expenditure on the Defence Ac ( mint and interest. It will be youi task Gentle men to find the ways and means which will enable the Colony to hold itown. The Govern meut would be failing in its duty if it did not represent to you tlie manner in which it thinks the situation should be met This will be done when the Estimates arc submitted to you, but I wish, to make it clear that the recommendations the Government maj make in this respect do not of course in any way fetter your undoubted right, as the Representatives of the people, to propose any othet means of raising revenue which may commend themselves to you 1 do not think that these figures give us any reason to be downhearted. Your Public Debt at the present date is only /42.OOO, and is hi ing paid off at the rate of over £6soofl year. The Colony cannot hope to develop*) if the cost of all schemes of progress is to be met from current taxation. Acting on the informal recommendation of the Legislature a sum of £10,000 was remitted to and gratefully accepted by 11 is Majesty's Government in aid of the War, and 1 make I no doubt that the action tal will re :i ive the unanimous en dorsement of your Honourable I louse. In other respects the Colony has done well, (.understand that a sum of over £3000 has been contributed by the people to the. Prince of Wales' National Relief Fundjand for other purposes, and that our oitizens are uniting 111 sending clothing, grape fruit and other articles for the sufferers at home. In addition, a considerable number of volunteerhave enrolled themselves forservicein Mis Majesty's Navy, and although, as you will have learnt from the telegraphic correspon deuce recently published the sdmiralty have not as yet been able to utilize their services, I am not without hopes that their desire may yet be gratified. Sir President atid Honourable Members of the Legislative Council. Mr Speaker and Membere of the Honourable House"/ .\ssentbly. I wish to take this npportu nity of thanking ihe Chairmen and membeis ol he IIUBICJ o us Public Boards composed mainly of members of the I egistature for Ihe whole hearted service thev have given t" 1 he ( Jotein 111 < rit. In particular, I wish to nrkn ". ledge of valuable work quietb but efficientM d< iie.ofthe Board of Agriculture, in distributing seed com. pineapple slips, vegetable sei dand fertilizers, in cooperation with the Board o> Education in -tatting school gardens a'l over the Colony and in endeavouring to establish a sfsal exchange. \ml tothe Developemenl Board, special thanks are also, I cnnsidei due. That Hoard has 111 luauriu ted an excellent advertising scheme winch lias already attracted tour. s i,mil will lam confident,attract many more m future tourist sea. sons. And the efforts of ihe Board to secure better communications with ihi United States ol America not only in aid < f the tourist traffic bul ofoui export trade-in fool and vegetables, and the trade of the colony generally will, I am sure receive universal commendation. In conclusion, I wish to assure vou of the desire of the Govern* ment to co-operate with you in all measures tending to the benefit of the Colony, and to express my hope tli it vour deliberation* r1u'iig a si —ion which is y erhaps one ..| -.he most momentous in your history, ken [ will be broupht to a successful issue, w HART-BENNETT. Administrator. Council Chamber, 8th February rois Latest War News February 8th 10.15 London 8th Governor Bahamas Official news Feb. 8th:French government reports capture by British of enemy's position in Brickfield Fast of Cuinchy. Russian government reports very fierce fighting East Prussia wnere enemy repulsed further progress left bank B/.ura where important poinl duppui captured. Fighting has proceeded along whole Carpathian front, Russians capturing guns, about 51 officers two thousand five hundred men. In Bokowina, where Russians have fallen back, fighting proreeds in their favour: many gnus over ten thousand prisoners cap* lured l>> maRi ssian army corps, tween twenty six January and fih February. Egt pt no further fighting but Arabs and Turkish Anatolian soldiers are deserting and surrendering. (Signed) HARCOURT Wanted A Latin Dictionary Apply "H" care of "Tribune Offi' e For Hire AUTOMOBILES AND BICYCLES APPLY TO J. P. SIMMS 47 MARKET STREET NASSAU N. P. MISS LOUISE CADOGAN C ERT1FICAI I.I' NURStS from Bahamas cii ueral Hospital. Can furnish testimonials. 101 Shirley Street 1



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1 .J AS THE CAMEL is indispensable to the traveller crossing th-j African deserts, so also is SUNI.IRHT SOAP indispensable to a careful housewife. A Camel can go lor several days without drinking, but a good housewife cannot afford to let a single day pass without patting Sunlight Soap to some use. The first duty of every housewife is to economise : the duty of SuM.ii.iir SOAP is to help the housewife to economise. The daily use of SUNLIGHT SOAP is practical economy. It does the most washing in the shortest time, with least labour, and with no discomfort. Use a piece in your next wash, and you will be convinced as to its value. hardson. Incident closed by the Turks ordering the Italian flag all due honours. Richardson leaves on the auxiliary cruiser Empress of India. London:—The Press Associa tion announces that that the passengers of the I.nsitania arriving at Liverpool stated that the vesssi received orders from the Admiralty to hoist the American flag when off Ireland. She did so and sailed undei that flag to Liverpool. \\ ilmington; — The American Schooner Wm.l I.Yeokes strucks on •the rocks off Frying Pan Shoals,early today and is reported a total loss Home:— 1 here was an impressive scene at St. Peters to day when the pope intoned the prayer for peace. Sixty thousand per sons were present. Washington:—United States is not likely to protest to Germany against submarine cam paign against Great Britain if strict neutrality is observed and this country is assured merchant ships will riot be destroyed without the opportunity to save those aboard. Washington:—Fate of the ad ministration ship purchase bill is held very doubt'nl as only twenty one working days remain Minority leaders assert the bill will never goto a vote Amsterdam. —While I loll.mil expresses her rights in neutral shipping the reading of Dutch newspapers show nobody in Holland takes Germanys threats as seriously as they ate taken in England. Holland an old sea power knows Admiral Von Pohls warning is "iil\ one more evidence of Germanvs | olicj of bluff. Washington :—The German Ambassador has been informed officially ibal tin* United States will waive none oi hei rights with regard In Germany! declared war sons and w ill fix peel all helhger ents t<> ribsei vt it icl American lives and the right I %  • (any cm commsice with Europe Paris: — British Irorps claim victory in Northern France by carrying by siorm strung machine Kun positions in a brickyard held by the Germans which controlled ihe toad between Hethune and Labatttt neai Guinrhy, The French thwarted theutlen pi of the Germans to resume the of fensive in the Champagne district North of I'eausejnir and scattered the invaders. IYirograd: — An offi< MI state ment says demonstration* by Germans between Malagotch and Ahentintay ami in the Upper Vistula region were repubed In the Carpathian* a desperate battle is in progress where ihe AustrnGerman force* are being iltiven towards the plains of Hungary, [ he German* are making desperate effoi Is to hold then line 30 mile* North of Warsaw, the Russians h iving crossed t he Raw I,a Rivei Par is:— A British aeroplane has Ruok a German submarine A t Z*ebrugge by dropping bombs from -il>' >nt three bundled feet GENERAL POST OFFICE, NASSAU BAHAMAS. 30th January, 1915. S CHEDULE of sailings S. S. "Miami" and the time for closing mails during the month of February, 1915. To all other Postal Union Countries two pence halfpenny for the first ounc£and one penny halfpenny f^ every succeeding ounce. % Book rate of postage is a halfpenny for every two ounces Date of Name of Steamer. tJM 1 1 1 mFeby. 2 ic 4 11 6 M 9 It 11 (4 •3 fj 16 It (i J8 20 2 3 11 2.5 Destination. Hour of closing Mail at G. P. O. Mfttmi Miami 4.00 p.m. 530 p.m. 7.30 p.m. 12 noon 1.30 p.m. 2.30 p.m. 4.00 p.m. 53'' p.m. O.30 p in. 1 1.00 a.m. 1 2 30 p.m. 1.30 i' m. Parcels mails for the United States will be made up and closed as follows : Wednesday 3rd at noon, loth 17th 24th The letter rate of postage to the United Kingdom. Egypt and British Colonies is one penny (id.) per ounce. To the United States of America id. per 2 ounces. Postage on correspondence posted on board theS. S. Miami while the ship is at Nassau or "ii the high seas must be prepaid with the postage stamps of the Bahamas. If posted on hoard the steam er at Miami prepayment irf postage must be effected by means of postage Stamps <>f the United Slates of America. CHARLES o. ANDERSON, Postmaster above the Mole, and escaped unhurt. Berlin. — Extensive measures for the relief of Mid rers nn Russian Poland will be administered bj Rockefellei Fund and the work will be carried out by international central committees "f winch American and Spanish in bass*. dots to Germany are memberi, February 7th 1915 \Y isl >'on:-G e r m a % %  y has ] 11011 lied United -MI'SHM' AmeriICaii vessels carrying food l< 1 civil I population of any connti y will 11 >i 1 IIP *eized or molested by Gemians ami h pel England will not necetirate reonsideration of tit is alii tiirle be seising Ihe Willhernm > n**w en. route with foodstuff foi Germany IWlin denies Russian victories <>n the Rzura, they say ihev repulsed all attack* I here taking one thousand prisoners and that Rus *ian* wen* diiven back when thev attacked in F.ast PrtMnia. It isar. pounced that French attacks were 1 repulsed near Massiges and in Argon ne German official statement say* made false assertion in many announcements a hnu I German rever*. I e> mi ihe Kaistt's birthday January 1 271I1. Paiis: French official statement says artillery engage ienia from \i ins 10 Rheim* have b en s it %  >.. fact on to Mh. >. III Vrgonne ie. %  -• %  • ? 1 Fiench artillery dn>per*ed t i rman Convoys in< sei fire In ir i"n of t M enty five waggon* Cap. tive German ballopn was 1 rought rjitw 11 ni ,n Sommepy. Polfigrad: -I'o'and continues to be Hi" icene of de*per*iti fighting \ttackt by Genoand a.id Itusau ns alternate West ol Warsaw and loss of life greater ihan Miy h ttle during war. Fighting on ''/•ir.nnd Rawka rivers cut inues UMilio.iii hed an.t -ifTrinl report lay* lIM (i. %  <.<-> d I Zin 1 .id ripnireil German position. Paris:— MbiiMrv "f Marine an. nnunres that Prrnch warships con* %  nhuted greatly in the repi, Ise of I'u kifth attack on Sues I jiiml and M-A tiered lrge hodie* of Tin k* It is believed the attacking foices iveie the advance giuud "I thiee gie 11 fi>i II iin"f Turks advancing across desert and main bud) will Sunn I t Jl-'a I d fiiim MRS. E. L. VARGAS Billet St. South PANAMA HATS CLEANED 1 SATISFACTION GUARANTEED 1 in. >. IT



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Nullius o.ddiclu |\irare In verba m&glsiri. , Being bound to swe&r lo the Dogmo. of no MM •* VOL XII Nassnvi. N.P.. Bh.m*s. Tuwitay, Fbru,ry 9. 1915 THI KRT FHWT. In my watch od deck at the turn of the night I saw the spindrift rise, And I saw bv the thin moon's waning light The shine of dead mens's eyes. They rose from the wave in armour bright, The men who never knew fear; They rose with their swords to their hips strapped tight, And stripped to the fighting gear. I hauled below, but to and fro I saw tlu dead men glide, With never a pla.ik their bones to tow, \s the slippery seas they ride. While the bale-star horned where the mists swayed low They clasped each hind to hand, And swore an oath by the winds that blow — They swore by the see and land. They swore to light till the Judgment Day, Each night ere the cock should crow, Where the thunders boom and the lightnings play In the wrack' pledge—and the ghost of Nelson led — When the last ships gunner fell. fhev would man the guns — these men long dead — And ram the charges well. — choose the niglit for the So we great Fight Nor ever give chase by day, Our compeers rise in the white moonlight, few days ago two society women had tlieir hair cut at the Vanderbilt in the same fashion. That gave Miss Mae Lewis the idea, and she talked it overun1 iii'/inin^m, ------, In the wash of the living Spray;' til everybody was enthusiastic. .. _~ *. i .. i" t~*t i .i i t-^.* ..,;i, 1..CAnd if we fall in the battleblight, The shade of a man long dead Fights on till dawn on the sea burns bright \nd Victory, overhead J. ROBERT. FOSTER. — :o: — SORRY SHE GOT A HAIRCUT —:o: — V&n4erbilt Attache Followed New Fashion and Then Wept. —:o:— In the hnirdiessing depart mentof the Vanderbilt there was much merriment late Friday afternoon. Yesterday morning tin re were sighs and some tears. Sometimes there are consequences to adopting a new fashion in haste. Miss Nellie Brennan, whose eyes showed traces of it, said She had wept all night. To grow the magnificent suit of bail that was hers until 3 o'clock Friday afternoon had taken her twenty years, she said. Now it was gone, except what she bat Charles, the barber, with his powerful shears, snipped the hair of Miss Lewis at one snap. The Misses Williams and Breunan followed suit. Nosoonerdid the bail of the last two fall t.> the floor than they began to miss it. 1 hey gathered it upard took it home. The other girls withdrew their consent to a haircut when they saw the effect on the subjects, and ycstcrda\ the three short-haired girls were making switches, thai is, except Miss Brennan, who had tied her Inir to |ier head Lu*. ..•: to:.. downtown, and 11 lusrd to appear in shorten"'! I" 1 ks Latest War News Feb. 1 uai \ Mh 1 0 i i OOVERNMBNT I'l.'Kss London: -With the German and Russian Emperors as wit nesses the Russian and German armies are still contending for managed to gather together and I the positions that protect Wartin on in the form of 8 "switch."! saw from the invaders. The Pus Signor Butts,the head tonsorial artist, said the effect of Seeing the tables around the room lined with voting women whose locks hung down before they readied their shoulders was "cute," and Miss Mae Lewis, who is tall and .vilhmv and black haired, tossed her head defiantly and said she was glad she had done it. However, Miss Mary Williams, who is shorter and less slender, said she was filled with regret, though she hadn't cried over it It started from the admiration awakened locally by the short locks, worn after the fashion of a fifteenth century page, bv a sian Emperor has been at the front for several days and .1 German report announces that the Kaiser has joined his general staff and is visiting the troops in the trenches. Nothing is disclosed as to the progress of the battle which at the last report was raging with unabated fun. Saturdays Russian reports said that the Russians have strengthened their positions n Ihe West bank of the Bzura where they had cap tured a German vantage point and along line Of trenches near Borchomow. Another big battle is developing in Fapt Pruss'a. The Ger dancer who is much before the! mans sent reinforcements fn>m public. Then it is said, only a I the Bzura region into the Carpathians where they are fighting the Russians. Russian report says that their left has checked the Austro German offensive. Covering all fighting an official German report says 'No essential events have taken place." Fighting in the West is a repetition of previous days. Lively artillery duels and a few infantry attacks in which K.th sides claim some advantage took place today No furl ter fighting m Lgypt has been reported. A 1 UrtStStl account of that which has alread) occured says that only the vanguard was engaged and that • battle is st.ll in progress. ||ns is probably a delayed account. British refugees from Const intinople say that the former man cruiser Goeben was so badly damaged from sinking a Turkish mine that site will be of no further use in the war. This [places Turkey in an mferioi position aso m\ w ><" lh Russian Black Sea Beet which will soon have a new dreadnought built at Sebastonol. They will then attack jhe Bosphorusitis believed whiltf the Allied fleet attempts to force the Dardanells. The powers prayers for pea was read in all the Roman ( athnlic Churches ol England and France today. Peking:—Japan threatens military action to force China to graiit her recent demand. China is unable to resent but will not permit the Japanese to force on her any hum. haling concessions. Public'men and newspapeis areurginu President Yuan Shi Kai to let Japan seize what *hfl w j s |u s Secrecy is observed by Japan in in 1 ' %  • %  : %  riations. Paris.-I'ricJ Mw< en Turkej and Italyisended istl e belief. Resulted from seizure by Turkey nf British Cnul Rich (CottTiHbBP ON FOURTH PAGE.) 1= Wear Armbrister's Shoes


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Nullius o.ddiclu |\irare In verba m&glsiri. ,
Being bound to swe&r lo the Dogmo. of no Mm *
VOL XII
Nassnvi. N.P.. Bh.m*s. Tuwitay, Fbru,ry 9. 1915
THI KRT FHWT.
In my watch od deck at the turn
of the night
I saw the spindrift rise,
And I saw bv the thin moon's
waning light
The shine of dead mens's eyes.
They rose from the wave in ar-
mour bright,
The men who never knew fear;
They rose with their swords to
their hips strapped tight,
And stripped to the fighting
gear.
I hauled below, but to and fro
I saw tlu dead men glide,
With never a pla.ik their bones
to tow,
\s the slippery seas they ride.
While the bale-star horned
where the mists swayed low
They clasped each hind to
hand,
And swore an oath by the winds
that blow
They swore by the see and land.
They swore to light till the
Judgment Day,
Each night ere the cock should
crow,
Where the thunders boom and
the lightnings play
In the wrack They swore by Diake and Ply-
mouth Bay,
The men of the Good Hope's
crew
By the bones that lay in fierce
Biscay;
\ i I they swore by Cradock,
loo
That every Dight, are the dawn
flamed red.
For each man there should be
twain
Upon the ships that make their
bed
W iere England rules the Main.
Tli >' pledgeand the ghost of
Nelson led
When the last ships gunner fell.
fhev would man the guns
these men long dead
And ram the charges well.

choose the niglit for the
So we
great Fight
Nor ever give chase by day,
Our compeers rise in the white
moonlight,
few days ago two society women
had tlieir hair cut at the Van-
derbilt in the same fashion.
That gave Miss Mae Lewis the
idea, and she talked it overun-
1
iii'/inin^m, ------, ......--------
In the wash of the living Spray;' til everybody was enthusiastic.
.. _~ *. i .. i" t~*t i .i i_____t-^.* ..,;i, 1..C-
And if we fall in the battle-
blight,
The shade of a man long dead
Fights on till dawn on the sea
burns bright
\nd Victory, overhead !
J. ROBERT. FOSTER.
:o:
SORRY SHE GOT A HAIRCUT
:o:
V&n4erbilt Attache Followed
New Fashion and Then Wept.
:o:
In the hnirdiessing depart
mentof the Vanderbilt there was
much merriment late Friday
afternoon. Yesterday morning
tin re were sighs and some tears.
Sometimes there are consequen-
ces to adopting a new fashion in
haste. Miss Nellie Brennan,
whose eyes showed traces of it,
said She had wept all night. To
grow the magnificent suit of bail
that was hers until 3 o'clock
Friday afternoon had taken her
twenty years, she said. Now it
was gone, except what she bat
Charles, the barber, with his
powerful shears, snipped the
hair of Miss Lewis at one snap.
The Misses Williams and Breu-
nan followed suit. Nosoonerdid
the bail of the last two fall t.>
the floor than they began to
miss it. 1 hey gathered it upard
took it home. The other girls
withdrew their consent to a hair-
cut when they saw the effect on
the subjects, and ycstcrda\ the
three short-haired girls were
making switches, thai is, except
Miss Brennan, who had tied her
Inir to |ier head Lu*. ..: to:..
downtown, and 11 lusrd to ap-
pear in shorten"'! I"1 ks
Latest War News
Feb.
1 uai \ Mh 1 0 i i
OOVERNMBNT I'l.'Kss
London: -With the German
and Russian Emperors as wit
nesses the Russian and German
armies are still contending for
managed to gather together and I the positions that protect War-
tin on in the form of 8 "switch."! saw from the invaders. The Pus
Signor Butts,the head tonso-
rial artist, said the effect of See-
ing the tables around the room
lined with voting women whose
locks hung down before they
readied their shoulders was
"cute," and Miss Mae Lewis,
who is tall and .vilhmv and
black haired, tossed her head
defiantly and said she was glad
she had done it. However, Miss
Mary Williams, who is shorter
and less slender, said she was
filled with regret, though she
hadn't cried over it
It started from the admiration
awakened locally by the short
locks, worn after the fashion of a
fifteenth century page, bv a
sian Emperor has been at the
front for several days and .1 Ger-
man report announces that the
Kaiser has joined his general
staff and is visiting the troops in
the trenches.
Nothing is disclosed as to the
progress of the battle which at
the last report was raging with
unabated fun. Saturdays Rus-
sian reports said that the Rus-
sians have strengthened their
positions n Ihe West bank of
the Bzura where they had cap
tured a German vantage point
and along line Of trenches near
Borchomow.
Another big battle is develop-
ing in Fapt Pruss'a. The Ger
dancer who is much before the! mans sent reinforcements fn>m
public. Then it is said, only a I the Bzura region into the Car-
pathians where they are fighting
the Russians. Russian report
says that their left has checked
the Austro German offensive.
Covering all fighting an offi-
cial German report says 'No
essential events have taken
place."
Fighting in the West is a re-
petition of previous days.
Lively artillery duels and a
few infantry attacks in which
K.th sides claim some advantage
took place today
No furl ter fighting m Lgypt
has been reported. A 1 UrtStStl
account of that which has al-
read) occured says that only the
vanguard was engaged and that
battle is st.ll in progress.
||ns is probably a delayed ac-
count.
British refugees from Con-
st intinople say that the former
, man cruiser Goeben was so
badly damaged from sinking a
Turkish mine that site will be of
no further use in the war. This
[places Turkey in an mferioi
position aso m\......' w><" lh*
Russian Black Sea Beet which
will soon have a new dread-
nought built at Sebastonol.
They will then attack jhe
Bosphorusitis believed whiltf
the Allied fleet attempts to force
the Dardanells.
The powers prayers for pea
was read in all the Roman ( at-
hnlic Churches ol England and
France today.
Peking:Japan threatens
military action to force China
to graiit her recent demand.
China is unable to resent but
will not permit the Japanese to
force on her any hum.haling
concessions.
Public'men and newspapeis
areurginu President Yuan Shi
Kai to let Japan seize what *hfl
wjs|u s Secrecy is observed by
Japan in in 1 ': riations.
Paris.-- I'ricJ..... Mw< en
Turkej and Italy- isended istl e
belief. Resulted from seizure by
Turkey nf British Cnul Rich
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OPENING OF THE
LEGISLATURE
I he want of space in our issue
of yesterday compelled us to do
more than 10 briefly refertothe
above annual event", a very 1111
portant one to the Colony at
large, nnd as it might b,
thought by some of our loyal
friends not to have received that
journalistic courtesy to which
its importance and the dignity
and character of The Chief
Executive deserves, ng also to
keep nur patrons in ihe outer
islands in touch with the hap -
penings in the Metropolis, we
shall devote more inler-coluni
nar eeference to it
Pn cisely at i p m., His Ex.
cellency the Administrator VV.
Hart iiennett C. M. G arrived
at the Quadrangle where a
Guard of Honour of the Baha-
mas Police was drawn up under
the command of R. H. C.Craw
ford, Esq. the Commandant, and
saluted.
His Excellency then proceed-
ed to the centre Public Building
attended by his Private Secre-
tary H. P, Armbrister Esq.,The
Chief Justice, the Acting Colo-
nial Secretary, the Attorney
General, The Commandant and
Capt. F. J. Lobb R. N., and en-
tered the Council Chamber and
proceeded to the dais. He then
commanded by hilPrivate Secre-
tary, the attendance of The
Hon. the Speaker and Members
of the Hon. the House of As-
sembly, who at once attended
but not in full force, the Upper
House being already assembled.
The {.pace set apart for those
admitted by ticket from the
Hon. Sir President of the Legis-
lative Council as also the public,
wasfilled to its utmost capacity.
We noticed Miss Hart-Rennet,
Mrs. Tudor Mrs Wells-Durrani,
Mrs. Harcourt Malcolm, the
wives of theMembersof the Exe-
cutive and Legislature Councils
and also of the Members of the
11 louse of Assembly, the leading
| public officials and their wives.
nnd many prominentcitizensand
their wives.
The occasion had attracted
a very great number of tourists
who seemed as they always are,
much interested in the proceed-
ings, and on this occasion far
tiutnumbed the permanent resi
dents Foreign Consuls, The
Church, the Bar. the Medical
Profession were full\ represent-
ed, in fact,citizens nl all classes
The fluttering of fans and the
undercurrent of casual conver
sation having censed, lbs Ex-
cellency delivered the following
Speech :
If our memory is nol at fault
this is the second occasion upon
winch His EjfceJIenC) has open-
ed the Li gislature and i >n both,
he has in his Speech evinced a
keen appreciation of the diffi-
culties besetting the Lower
House and the Btringent necessi-
ty for the exeri ise of serious
thought The pn - nl however
is beyond measure < e one of
the greatest importance fn
many sessions, and though we
do not feel our condition very
acutely as yet, we know that it
is not so happy as a year ago
when the war cloud had not
burst ovei Europe, rvn over
Asia, impressing tin "n aih d
fist" over tiiis remote portion of
the Empire as well.
The Speech was marked by a
tone of great moderation, mere-
ly enforcing our financial posi-
tion, and fore shadowing what
will be. "To be or not to be
that's the question"
We earnestly hope that the
gnod sense of the representative
assembly w ill come to our res-
cue and that the close of this
fifth session will find the Colony
extricated from its difficulties
by the intelligence of those in
whom, has been reposed the
faith and confidence of unsuspi-
cious and trusting constituen-
cies, without the imposition of
greater burdens. We cannot
make bricks without straw,
therefore let us not hear the
voices of the taskmasters cryinv
out to the people, "ye are idle,"
"ye are idle." It behoves our
representatives to watch care-
fully the shepherds who are
supposed to guard the sheep,
and to see if there be not some
wolves in sheep's clothing
among them, some place seekers
to whom their own interests is
the greatest good, and the peo-
ple the ladder by which they
reach the heaven of their am-
bitions. The task ot bringing
the battered ship of Revenue in-
to a safe haven, requires the
greatest skill and vigilance, but
what man has done, man can
yet do, .iikI w sincerely pray
that she may be anchored se-
curely and safely after having
weathered the storm and stress
of a perilous voyi
11 is Excellent y the Adminis-
trator met the members of the
Legislative Council and the
House of Assembly at i p.m.,
in the Council Chamber and
opened the fifth annual Session
of the present General Assembly.
There was a verv large at-
tendance including officials and
their wives, many Citizens and
their wives, and a great num
berof Visitors. The Chamber was
seated to its utmost capacity,
His Excellence Was pleased p.
deliver a Speech a copy of
which we now publish as fol-
lows :
Sir President and Honourable
Gentlemen of the Legislative Coun-
cil
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the
Hon urabte Home of Astembly,
I have the QOlloUl form Ally to
announce to you that Sir George
Haddon.Smith lefi the Colony n
thp 171I1 I), cember on promotion
i" 1 lie Windw irrl Islands nnd that
it iIhti upon 'lev ,|v< 1 on me as
Senioi Member <>l 11 e I \-. iiiji-p
Council to assume the- \duiuii* ih.
t ion,
We have .-ill been ipjoiced to
learn that the King Ins hern plmm
el ' iippoini "in late 1 ioverno*
to be a Knighl I omni.uicJer of the
Most Distinguished Order of St.
Michael and St Oporto.
As hissurcsssor. His Majesty has
appointed Mr. William I.amond
AllatdyceC. M. G. Govprnor nf
ihe Falkland Islands. I heva been
informed that Hi* Excellency will
leave that distant Colony at the
end of this month, hut Iain enable
at present to say on what dale he
Will arrive here.
Gentlemen, our thoughts are
now bent, to III j exclusion of nl-
most every oilier topic, on (he
the Canadian-
who -pprid Ihe winter
in ami,.ally increasing
ler r i hi e hut righteous War in
which, our beloved Country is now
engaged, a war without parallel
in history. The i>e^ blood of our
Km pi re and nf out ^B>" s ls being
shed and our vast^natPnal re-
ourcea are being drained in defence
of the integrity of Belgium and
the smaller nations. The magni-
ficent rally to the flag from eveiy
part of the Empire and ihe uni-
versal demon-.it,< tions of loyalty
and patriotism have stored all our
hearts and make us proud thai W
are Englishmen, while the specta-
cle of the cessation immediately
war was declared, of all political
issensioOS, all (actors in the Slate
uniting in the common defence,
must excite the admiration of the
world, and is not without its les-
son to the small communities.
If I single out the Dominion of
Canada as especially deserving of
all the enthusiastic praise we can
bestow upon hei it is because we
are more *loelj aesoriated with
th it great and growing nation
than we ;.ie with anv Othet I'nt-
ish Colony, and are glad to wel-
{corne to our shores
visitors
wiih us
numbeis.
We equally welcome our many
visitors iiooi the United States of
America, not nnlj on account of
ihe material benenti tbei- hiiag to
the Colony, but, because at this
present tune we should all like,
I on sure, IO ex pi' ss our Bpprei na-
tion of the splendid wmk done by
the American Diplomatic Repre-
sentatives in Europe and the ef-
I forts made I y 0111 ,>o.vpiful neigh-
bour, in so far as In i attitude of
neutrality permitted, to relieve ihe
suffering and dlSt'e*" hchh->vp
i,.i'Vi'ably accomp lined Ihe Wfll
1 hat the inhabitants nf tins
i_oonv aie enabled tn live ia
peaceful security, a* well as to
maintain one of their assetsthe
tourist season is due, we musl all
recogni/e with sdmiratipn to the
power of the British N'.vv and it
Was partly for that leasoii that I
ventured to telegraph totne Secre-
tary of State the othei ilav, on be-
half of nui people, their eongratu-
1 ii hi tin- r'-cent Rritish Nay )
sun "S--.
It was inevitable ih.n filial olo.
ny like other! should suffer on ac-
count of the war, and it has
suffered, perhaps more than the
West Indian Colonies, by reason of
the fact that we do not, like them
produce necessaries, sugar for in-
stance.
Our two main exports, Sponge
and Sis.il declined. For a time
there was no --ale for sponge a
good deal of which used to find
its ultimate destination in enemy
countries. Most of the brokers de-
cided not to outfit their vessels,
but I am informed that, in a good
many cases, the fishermen outfitted
themselves in a very humble way
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and brought in springe which sold,
it is tru", .il very low prices. The
Government h i- dnw its best to
opon up or r"ul|r increase the
market in EngMfl, nnd, although
time must i'\..pW before trade is
diverted into the channels, I am
anguine of ihe ultimate result.
I'he price of sisa 1 fell very consider-
ably and ii still low, nevertheless
it continued to form the mainstay
and support of the people,
I he distress in the ( nil falands,
though hi ut* for p time in parti-
cular localities, was not entirely
"due to Ihe War but. who in prt
.caused by a prolonged drought,
|which destroyed the crops One
good result from th. depression in
the main industries has been thai
more people have gone back to the
iland and are cultivating vegetables
and fruit, and only bettei means
of communication are needed to
lOStet their effoi Is.
Uebnf vas distributed by the
|fioV'*rnmeiit m necessary cases in
exchange for labour, nnd < larvr
stock of food Muffs was imported
f ii sale with the object, which to
a Very gnat extent was effected,
if keeping down price-.
I am glad to be able to inlorn
you tint, from ihe latest reports
J have received from the Oul-I-
lands, conditions arp now ver*
much brighter, consequent on re
Cent abundant rains nnd Ml tended
Cultivations. \i.d we may con*
IratuUte ourselves that Proi idi m i
Ii ' spared us i hurricane nnd that
Hie public health has in general
Seen good.
Expenditure on Public Works
had necessarily to he cut down,
and mar.) import ml improvemi tits
postponed.
The emigi >'i m t Florida -till
Continues I ,1-1 \,-.,, 280b men and
952 \\< up n lefi, and 2303 men and
757 women ret.....ed. It is prr-
mhle thai emigration will decrease,
w-iges in Florida having been re
duced.
'I regret that tlwie has been a
considerable num'ier of withdraw,
als fron. the Post Office Savings
Bank, due to tb" leprpshed coiidi-
tian "f ". V aid thr consequent
fin.1 nr 1.1 i stringency, and that ill
has been neccessary for the Gov I
eminent to advance to Ihe Bank
the sum "f yum i<> covei the
*I1 lull i\\ l ,-. illgntlulate the :
Colony on li.ivi.i'. ii 1 1- .'oinerl
a boon which the (joveiimii \ h.i*
for years worked for. I left-r 10
mutual penny postage between
America and the Bahamas.
It is not proposed at this cri
tical time, to ask you to consi-
der any legislation of a contro-
versial nature or involving ex-
penditure which is not imme.
diately necessary.
The following are tho only
Dills that the Government has
at present in mind.
A Bill to amend the Pilotage
Act 1013.
A Mill to amend the Out-Is-
land Administration Act 1908.
A Mill for the better preven-
tion of Coiruption.
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of
the Honourable House of As-
sembly :
It is not my intention on this
occasion to troubl you with a
mass of statistics, as the Esti-
mate* will be Immediately pre-
sented to you and they will be
accompanied by detailed re-
turns. I may however briefly
Say that, as far as can be esti-
mated, we shall be confronted
with a deficit on the 31st proiri
mo af some ^19,000 which docs
not include expenditure on the
Defence Account 1.or interest on
overdrafts at the Crown Agents
and the local Bank.
Should the war continue! it
is likely that, even after cutting
down the expenditure to as low
a figure as is compatible With
efficient administration, there
will be a deficit of 17,000 on
the transactions of the financial
year beginning on the 1st of
April next, again not including
expenditure on the Defence Ac
( mint and interest.
It will be youi task Gentle
men to find the ways and means
which will enable the Colony
to hold it- own. The Govern
meut would be failing in its du-
ty if it did not represent to you
tlie manner in which it thinks
the situation should be met
This will be done when the Es-
timates arc submitted to you,
but I wish, to make it clear that
the recommendations the Gov-
ernment maj make in this re-
spect do not of course in any
way fetter your undoubted
right, as the Representatives of
the people, to propose any othet
means of raising revenue which
may commend themselves to
you
1 do not think that these
figures give us any reason to be
downhearted. Your Public Debt
at the present date is only
/42.OOO, and is hi ing paid off at
the rate of over 6soofl year.
The Colony cannot hope to de-
velop*) if the cost of all schemes
of progress is to be met from
current taxation.
Acting on the informal re-
commendation of the Legisla-
ture a sum of 10,000 was re-
mitted to and gratefully accept-
ed by 11 is Majesty's Government
in aid of the War, and 1 make
I no doubt that the action tal
will re :i ive the unanimous en
dorsement of your Honourable
I louse.
In other respects the Colony
has done well, (.understand that
a sum of over 3000 has been
contributed by the people to the.
Prince of Wales' National Re-
lief Fundjand for other purposes,
and that our oitizens are unit-
ing 111 sending clothing, grape
fruit and other articles for the
sufferers at home.
In addition, a considerable
number of volunteer- have en-
rolled themselves forservicein
Mis Majesty's Navy, and al-
though, as you will have learnt
from the telegraphic correspon
deuce recently published the
sdmiralty have not as yet been
able to utilize their services, I
am not without hopes that their
desire may yet be gratified.
Sir President atid Honourable
Members of the Legislative Coun-
cil.
Mr Speaker and Membere of the
Honourable House"/ .\ssentbly.
I wish to take this npportu
nity of thanking ihe Chairmen
and membeis ol he iiubicjous
Public Boards composed mainly
of members of the I egistature
for Ihe whole hearted service
thev have given t" 1 he ( Jotein
111 < rit.
In particular, I wish to nrkn ".
ledge of valuable work quietb
but efficientM d< iie.ofthe Board
of Agriculture, in distributing
seed com. pineapple slips, vege-
table sei d- and fertilizers, in co-
operation with the Board o>
Education in -tatting school
gardens a'l over the Colony
and in endeavouring to establish
a sfsal exchange.
\ml tothe Developemenl Board,
special thanks are also, I cnnsidei
due. That Hoard has 111 luauriu
ted an excellent advertising scheme
winch lias already attracted tour.
si- ,mil will lam confident,attract
many more m future tourist sea.
sons. And the efforts of ihe Board
to secure better communications
with ihi United States ol America
not only in aid < f the tourist traf-
fic bul ofoui export trade-in fool
and vegetables, and the trade of
the colony generally will, I am
sure receive universal commenda-
tion.
In conclusion, I wish to assure
vou of the desire of the Govern*
ment to co-operate with you in all
measures tending to the benefit of
the Colony, and to express my hope
tli it vour deliberation* r1u'iig a
si ion which is y erhaps one ..| -.he
most momentous in your history,
ken [ will be broupht to a successful
issue,
w HART-BENNETT.
Administrator.
Council Chamber,
8th February rois
Latest War News
February 8th 10.15
London 8th
Governor
Bahamas
Official news Feb. 8th:French
government reports capture by
British of enemy's position in
Brickfield Fast of Cuinchy. Rus-
sian government reports very
fierce fighting East Prussia
wnere enemy repulsed further
progress left bank B/.ura where
important poinl duppui captur-
ed. Fighting has proceeded
along whole Carpathian front,
Russians capturing guns, about
51 officers two thousand five
hundred men.
In Bokowina, where Russians
have fallen back, fighting pro-
reeds in their favour: many gnus
over ten thousand prisoners cap*
lured l>> ma- Ri ssian army corps,
. tween twenty six January and
. fih February.
Egt pt no further fighting but
Arabs and Turkish Anatolian
soldiers are deserting and surren-
dering.
(Signed)
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AS THE CAMEL
is indispensable to the traveller crossing th-j African deserts, so
also is Suni.irht Soap indispensable to a careful housewife. A
Camel can go lor several days without drinking, but a good house-
wife cannot afford to let a single day pass without patting
Sunlight Soap
to some use. The first duty of every housewife is to economise :
the duty of SuM.ii.iir Soap is to
help the housewife to economise.
The daily use of Sunlight Soap
is practical economy. It does the
most washing in the shortest
time, with least labour, and
with no discomfort. Use a piece
in your next wash, and you will
be convinced as to its value.
hardson. Incident closed by the
Turks ordering the Italian flag
all due honours. Richardson
leaves on the auxiliary cruiser
Empress of India.
London:The Press Associa
tion announces that that the
passengers of the I.nsitania ar-
riving at Liverpool stated that
the vesssi received orders from
the Admiralty to hoist the
American flag when off Ireland.
She did so and sailed undei
that flag to Liverpool.
\\ ilmington; The American
Schooner Wm.l I.Yeokes strucks
on the rocks off Frying Pan
Shoals,early today and is report-
ed a total loss
Home: 1 here was an impres-
sive scene at St. Peters to day
when the pope intoned the pray-
er for peace. Sixty thousand per
sons were present.
Washington:United States
is not likely to protest to Ger-
many against submarine cam
paign against Great Britain if
strict neutrality is observed and
this country is assured merchant
ships will riot be destroyed with-
out the opportunity to save
those aboard.
Washington:Fate of the ad
ministration ship purchase bill
is held very doubt'nl as only
twenty one working days remain
Minority leaders assert the bill
will never goto a vote
Amsterdam. While I loll.mil
expresses her rights in neutral
shipping the reading of Dutch
newspapers show nobody in
Holland takes Germanys threats
as seriously as they ate taken in
England. Holland an old sea
power knows Admiral Von
Pohls warning is "iil\ one more
evidence of Germanvs | olicj of
bluff.
Washington :The German
Ambassador has been informed of-
ficially ibal tin* United States will
waive none oi hei rights with re-
gard In Germany! declared war
sons and w ill fix peel all helhger
ents t<> ribseivt it icl American
lives and the right I (any cm
commsice with Europe
Paris: British Irorps claim
victory in Northern France by
carrying by siorm strung machine
Kun positions in a brickyard held
by the Germans which controlled
ihe toad between Hethune and
Labatttt neai Guinrhy,
The French thwarted theutlen pi
of the Germans to resume the of
fensive in the Champagne district
North of I'eausejnir and scattered
the invaders.
IYirograd: An offi< mI state
ment says demonstration* by Ger-
mans between Malagotch and
Ahentintay ami in the Upper
Vistula region were repubed In
the Carpathian* a desperate battle
is in progress where ihe Austrn-
German force* are being iltiven
towards the plains of Hungary,
[ he German* are making des-
perate effoi Is to hold then line
30 mile* North of Warsaw, the
Russians h iving crossed t he Raw I,a
Rivei
Par is: A British aeroplane has
Ruok a German submarine a t
Z*ebrugge by dropping bombs
from -il>' >nt three bundled feet
General Post Office,
Nassau Bahamas.
30th January, 1915.
SCHEDULE of sailings S. S.
"Miami" and the time for
closing mails during the month
of February, 1915.
To all other Postal Union
Countries two pence halfpenny
for the first ouncand one pen-
ny halfpenny f^ every suc-
ceeding ounce. ?
Book rate of postage is a half-
penny for every two ounces
Date of Name of
Steamer.
tJM 111 m-
Feby. 2
ic 4
11 6
M 9
It 11
(4 3
fj 16
It (i j8 20 2 3
11 2.5
Destination.
Hour of
closing
Mail at
G. P. O.
Mfttmi
Miami
4.00 p.m.
530 p.m.
7.30 p.m.
12 noon
1.30 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
4.00 p.m.
53'' p.m.
O.30 p in.
1 1.00 a.m.
1 2 30 p.m.
1.30 i' m.
Parcels mails for the United
States will be made up and
closed as follows :
Wednesday 3rd at noon,
loth
17th
24th
The letter rate of postage to
the United Kingdom. Egypt and
British Colonies is one penny
(id.) per ounce.
To the United States of
America id. per 2 ounces.
Postage on correspondence
posted on board theS. S. Miami
while the ship is at Nassau or
"ii the high seas must be prepaid
with the postage stamps of the
Bahamas.
If posted on hoard the steam
er at Miami prepayment irf
postage must be effected by
means of postage Stamps <>f the
United Slates of America.
CHARLES o. ANDERSON,
Postmaster
above the Mole, and escaped un-
hurt.
Berlin. Extensive measures for
the relief of Mid rers nn Russian
Poland will be administered bj
Rockefellei Fund and the work
will be carried out by internation-
al central committees "f winch
American and Spanish in bass*.
dots to Germany are memberi,
February 7th 1915
\Y isl.....>'on:-G e r m a y has
] 11011 lied United -mI'SHm' Ameri-
ICaii vessels carrying food l< 1 civil
I population of any connti y will 11 >i
1 Iip *eized or molested by Gemians
ami h pel England will not necet-
irate reonsideration of tit is alii tiirle
be seising Ihe Willhernm > n**w en.
route with foodstuff foi Germany
IWlin denies Russian victories
<>n the Rzura, they say ihev repuls-
ed all attack* I here taking one
thousand prisoners and that Rus
*ian* wen* diiven back when thev
attacked in F.ast PrtMnia. It isar.
pounced that French attacks were
1 repulsed near Massiges and in Ar-
gon ne
German official statement say*
made false assertion in many an-
nouncements a hnu I German rever*.
I e> mi ihe Kaistt's birthday January
1 271I1.
Paiis: French official statement
says artillery engage ienia from
\i ins 10 Rheim* have b en s it>..
fact on to Mh. >. Iii Vrgonne ie.
- ? 1 Fiench artillery dn>per*ed
t i rman Convoys in< sei fire In
ir i"n of t m enty five waggon* Cap.
tive German ballopn was 1 rought
rjitw 11 ni ,n Sommepy.
Polfigrad: -I'o'and continues to
be Hi" icene of de*per*iti fighting
\ttackt by Genoand a.id Itusau ns
alternate West ol Warsaw and
loss of life greater ihan Miy h t-
tle during war. Fighting on
''/ir.nnd Rawka rivers cut inues
UMilio.iii hed an.t -ifTrinl report
lay* lIM (i. <.<-> d I Zin 1 .id
ripnireil German position.
Paris: MbiiMrv "f Marine an.
nnunres that Prrnch warships con*
nhuted greatly in the repi, Ise of
I'u kifth attack on Sues I jiiml and
m-a tiered lrge hodie* of Tin k* It
is believed the attacking foices
iveie the advance giuud "I thiee
gie 11 fi>iiiiin- "f Turks advancing
across desert and main bud) will
Sunn I t Jl-'a I d fiiim
MRS. E. L. VARGAS Billet St. South
PANAMA HATS CLEANED 1 SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
1 in. >.
IT


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