The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder

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The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Place of Publication:
Hamilton Bermuda
D.M. Lee
Publication Date:
Three times a week[Jan. 1910-Dec. 1920]
Weekly[ FORMER 1828-<Dec. 28, 1899>]
Semiweekly[ FORMER <Apr. 2, 1901>-Dec. 1909]
three times a week


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Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation:
-v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
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Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).

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No 18.,-Vol. L.II. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQU.AS. 2s. per Ann

aisiltois. Iersmiuda, Th'ue.edafy, *.Fay 6, IS 79.



MF#i for the Tiniesf !

The Revd. Alexr. Sutherland,
Secretary of the General Conference of th
Methodist Church of Canada,
In .Mlechanics' Hall,
This (Tuesday) Evening
6th May.



Reserve Seats 2s. Other Seats ls,
A Plan of the Hall may be found at the
Store of WILLIAM 3BLUCK, Esq., Front Street,
where Tickets can be obtained.
Doors open at 7'30 o'clock.
The proceeds will be devoted to the Build-
ing Fund of the New Church.
May 6th, 1879.

TEMPTATION.-That temptation that at first is but'
little cloud as big as a man's hand may quickly
verspread the whole heaven. Our indulging in
vil is as the motion of a stone going down hill; it
trengthens itself by going, and the longer it runs
he more violent that motion becomes.
* -,

By His Excellency SIR R. M. LYIF-
FAN, K. C. M. G., Governor,
Commander-in- ChiefJ, Vice A dmi.
ral and Ordinary, in and over these
Islands, 8c.,''c., &rc.
'has prayed for Administration op the
Estate afCTHIOMAS JOHN GILBlERT, late of
Sandys Parish in these Islands, M.erchant, de-
'eased. .
This is therefore to give notice, that if 'any!
personn or Persons an shew any just Cause why
he said Administration should not be granted un.
o the said HENRY IIUNT GILBERT, he,
'he, or they. are to file his, her, or their C,-.
reat in writing, in the Secretary's Office of
hese Islands within Fifteen days from the pub-i
ication hereof, otherwise the said Admini-tra-
ion will be granted accordingly.
Colonial Secretary.
Dated at the Secretary's Office,
this 26th day of April, 1879.
1 BEiRMUDA, Alias
By His Excellency SIR R. M. LAF-
FAN, K. C. M. G., Governor,
Commander-in-Chief, Vice Ad.
miral and Ordinary, inand over
these Islands, 8, c., Sc., )8c.
has prayed for Administration on thel
state of TiOMAS HUNT GILBERT, late of
'andys Parish in these Islands, Gentleman,i
This is therefore to give notice, that if any;
person or Persons can shew any just cause why)
he said Administration should not be granted
nto the said HENRY HUNT GILBERT,!
e, she, or they, are to file his, her, or their Ca-;
eat in writing, in the Secretary's Office of these
islands within Fifteen days from the publication'
ereof, otherwise the said Administration will be;
ranted accordingly.
Colonial Secretary.i
ated at the Secretary's Office,
this 26th day of April, 1879.

DOMESTIC PEACE.-To those scenes of domestic
peace which pure religion created and adorned, the
ioughts of the youngest members of the family
ill cling in after years; they will become a kind
"lbowed ground in his memory ; they will exert
raining and sanctifying, power over his mind s
Sthus we may fully expect to see the promise of
te Scripture fulfilled :-" Train up a child in the

S e Cream ,fettbat.


In aid of the funds of the albbath School in con-
nection with St. Andrew's 'reshyteriMn Church,
Sl lamilton, will I.e held in the

SAdjoinmin, the Church.

A Rare Opportunity.

A Small quantity of nearly New

Consisting of:-

eJIhfininistra tionf

ILY. of ice.

late of Her Majesty's Naval Yard at Ireland Is-
land, who died in Sandy's Parish, Bermuda,
on the 13th day of May, 1878.
WT HEREAS Administration of the Estate of
Sthe said HuaHi MOONEY, was granted
by the Probate and Matrimonial Division of
the High Court of Justice in England, on the
28th day of February last past to CATHERINE

O n Thui 1 rday E v' VT landso ,, Oak Telcsc- pic 1)INING MOONEY, o t andaistown, uouny Antrim,
O nITA IUrdal E, E i *th 4 mnovab!e leaves and cover. Ireland, Widow: this is to give notice to all
a y- 8th A handsome e Eglish made :llitall persons having claims against the said Estate
SMay 8th oA Oval Walnut l)raiing<)0on TABIF that they are hereby required to forward par-
I)oos open at 7:30 o'clock. Largest Size IiSTI AI) and BI DI)IN( ticulars thereof in writing to me, (forthe Ad-
IHamilton, April 29, .1879.-2pd \V h Had STAN1)S ministratrix) on or before the 31st day of
I p Large SA F Good FHInLTd',it May next, after which date the Administratrix
Icoe N ot nce. Lge S I" A od l LTI" will be at liberty to distribute the assets of the
Slin I,,\lI' ll ( ;1 MICFR said HUGH MOONEY, or any part thereof a-
---est CU^TI'i.'Ilv and PII'E mongst the parties entitled thereto, having
Schr '/hteresa f1. en Very < 1a1 oe l'lanc t regard to the claims of which she then has
SCr h at N ), C& eo e .I I notice, and will not be liable for the Assets or
LOAU ING ICE CeUt ['N, & ., any part thereof so distributed, to any person
W AU1Ia 8b I Pretty 1>1:(CANTEKS, with Glasses to match of whose claim the Administratrix or I on her
FOR Scales, Sauce Ians, Kcttles, C;ns behalf shall not have had notice at the time of
Bermuda branch of Arctic Ice Co. &e., &e. distribution of the said Assets or any part
hen Canima sailed-and aybe here in a Altogether comprising every rquisite for two thereof.
few days. Please give your orders for the sea- persons andla servant. and R. D. DARRELL,
nteduedrates. peialh And for the l)ining Room, 1ed Room anid R,. D. DARRELL,
son, at reducedrates. Special rates by the Ktch, all as good as new, having only been For the Administratrix.
oKitchen, all as good as new, having, only been
Ton made known on application to in use Co0 3 .no1tl1h. Hamilton, Bermuda,
G 'W. CASTNER, I Now to be sold in consequence of the Owner 21st April, 1879. 1
Agent. leaving the IWland.
Ha h Apil 18Ear application is recommended. To CLEAN A MARBLE Top TABLE.-Mix quick
a ilton, 2th ril, 1879.-2l e sold separately or collecmmen iely, t a lime with strong lye, so as to form a mixture hav-
e e bratl rcectio ouid ing the consistency of cream, and apply it immedi-
he Greatest Variely of i'urchaser of the whole a great reduction wou lately with a brush. Let it remain a day or two;
be made. and then wash off with soap and water.-M. M.
:a 3k 1Ap ply bretweein the hours of 10 a.m. and
SEver imported. p.m. and 2 30 and 5 p.m. PECIAL
At ,,KrI,,"r Sr P tC I ALI
At .o
J. C. KEENEY'S P. ~,AO'Co or. o
Ilamilton, April 28, 1879.-2 Captain / R..3. .R P. A tkinS o.,
ALL LANGUAGES SP,,KEN.-A French hotel keep. BO AZ. II. AM A Nt N V Y,
er posts this notice in his office:-" English, Ger. April 17, 1879. i A N Y
man, Italian and Spanish Spoken Here." An pri LL V
Englishman arrives, and in fantastic French asks r o T T e co.
for an interpreter, only to be told there is none.- TO MY FRIEN iS THE o more conmodios premise-,
"What! no interpreter ? And yet you say on .. 'O. 24 F'rointfi Sf'ef I
your sign that all the languages are spoken here." FA R M RS OF BEH M UD A. amilton
-4" Yes, sir, by the travellers." Hamilton.
A FTER having perfected ar angements for TNDIAN PALE ALE
Notice. the Shipment and Sale of BERMUDA Bass & Cos.
PRODUCE the present Season, the party Barelay & Co. STOUT, in lihds. and in bottle
whom I had entrusted my interest with, sud- A choice selection of WINKS and Sl'l ITS
W A N I E D denly and unexpectedly, without notice, de- and LONDON GL()CEIIIES.
serts me, thus momentarily embarrassing my April 22, 1879.
100 Cedr PO ST SShippers if not influencing them or compelling
100 CPTrooedar N \ them to go elsewhere. Now I wish to JUST .1 H RI PE oD.
From 12 to 14 feet long. to square 4 inches at give notice I shall appoint a good reliable
small end. party to represent me, and hope you will show
M s be d r 1 iTby a continuance of your favor, that my servi-
Must be delivered by 10ih May. ces in the past have met your approbation. I
Persons wishing to supply the above IPieces also desire to say all Shipments heretofore AT CHIL D'S.
for Cash will please apply at once to made have been settled for and accounts ren-
SW. W LKered. Any consignments will be faithfully To Farmers and Shippers of
B W. WAL K ER & C O. attended to.#
Hamilton, April 2S, 1879. Yours truly, r 1 1 i l V 0 t
lCe! i e! Ice !! 58 and 60 Centre Row. AVING had several years expe ience in this
April 21, 1879.-4 line of business, I desire to continue in

The Subscribers are now prepared cOMPARISONS ARE
to Furnish lately an elderly Iris
seconds after the trt
rafter it. She, of cot
she began to abuse
9 adding, with a "na
Daily (Sundays excepted) black ugly lump! N
From their Store in Burnaby Street to any per- bedad, she won't run
son who may desire a supply.
To Customers in Ilamilton and Vicinity it Excliul Ig(
will be delivered it by C..rt daily-from about 10
o'clock till noon-commencing on 1st April.
The price is one penny per pound.
Bermuda Artificial Ice Company, On \V
March 24, 1879. Burnaby Street. On -. .;


t1THE UNDERSIGNBI) will be prepared to
receive and forward
To St. Thomas, W.I., and Halifax, N.S.,
Per Royal Mail Steamer Beta,"

ay he should go, and when he is old he will not To St. Thomas, To Halifax,
part from it." Friday, 18th April,j Monday, 28th April,
Friday, 16th May, Monday, 26th May,
W anted Friday, 13th June, Monday, 23rd June.
W anted A competent person will be on the Wharf to
So. receive and mark all packages.
250 Bs. Second ize The Undersigned will not be responsible fuor
SProceeds of Shipment until received by him.
S S..INGHAM. t. Georges, Bermuda, April 9, 1879.
lamilton, 29th April, 1879. An Irish Baronet had so 'many rabbits on his
property that he made candles of their fat. "And
SLost to prove the fact," said he, the moment a terrier
ost.* dog came into the room, the candles immediately
)N or about the 18th November, 1878, be- began to run."
tween Prospect and Mount Langton,
fLcather fle0t, ON the 15th instant, on the road between
ith plated fittings, and monogram E.B.B. on Bailey's Bay atd St. Georges,
asp. A silver mounted leather holder attached A SILVER-PLATED)
containing a dagger with richly carved ivory SOTTOM2 and SPRING

il! be given to any one bringing
o office of this paper.
Haimiton, April 29, 1879,

the same to

Of a Carriage Lamp
The finder will he rewarded, by leaving the
same at the Royal Gazette" Office, or at .11r.
STEEDS, Iron Bridge.
Hamilton Parish, April 22, 1879.


ODIOus.-At a' country station !
h woman who had arrived afew
ain had started, set off to run
irse, soon came to a halt, when
the unaccommodating engine,
ate" brogue, Faug, the great
When she gets as would as me,
so quick !"

o.n New York.

w.n lg nJ....rtd.

i1ayal a ;t signt.
F. D. S.
April 7, 1879.*-tf


General Shipping and
Commission Merchants,
(P. 0. Box 3709,)
F. D. S. NASH.
Messrs. A. W. PEROT & Co., Demerara.
Hon. S. S. IS. GHAM, amilton, Bermuda.
Jos. .M. HAYWARD, Agent It. M. S. Pkt. Co.
St. George's, Bermuda.
1). F. SEON, Hamilton, Bermuda.
September 17, 1878.-12m
FITTED.-Scene-Fancy hosiery: facetious youth
purchasing bow for his sweetheart. Facetious
youth (to shop-girl): "I suppose yoa have all kinds
of ties here, miss ?"-Shop-girl: "Yes, I believe
we have, sir. What kind would you like to see ?"
-Facetious youth (winking to his sweetheart):
"Could you supply me with a pigs-ty ?"-Shop-
girl: With pleasure, sir; just hold down your
head and I'll take your measure."

/ NY Person who may have found a GOLD
BRACELET, at the Fancy Ball Room,
on the night of the Ball, will please leave it at
the Royal Gazette" Office, for the Owner,
who will reward the finder if required.
26th April, 179.

the Fame during the coming Crop Season, and
respectfully solicit any consignments you may
forward to this market. I will endeavour to
realize the highest Market prices, render Sales
and Remittances promptly.
nr'. TINos. 'I. IPitt,
Of Hamilton, Bermuda,
will atter.d to receiving and invoicing all con-
signments for me, and will give all information
necessary for benefit of Shippers.
I remain, yours, &c.,

Messrs. O' Conneor 6*Juude,
42 & 43 Vesey Street,
New York.
TEA STAINs.-Put the tablecloth in a kettle of
cold water; rub well the stains with common cas-
tile soap ; put the kettle on the side of the stove to
let it get gradually warm, and then wash it through
in warm suds, and then rub the stains again with
soap, and boil, and then rinse.--CARhFUL.

r ,plE Undersigned beg to state that we have
Appointed M R. W. T. JAM ES, Hamilton,
as our Sole Agent for the FORWVARDING
OF PRODUC E to our consignment during the
present crop season.
Mr. James will receive and forward all ship-
ments free of charge, and will give all necessary
iHighest market prices with prompt sales and
returns guaranteed.
83 Pearl Street.
P. 0. Box 1101.
New York, April II, 1879.-to 30 M

A Supply of

At the
Royal Gazette" Stationery Store.
Hamilton, April 1, 1879.

It M

Commissariat Office,
HAMILTON, Bermuda, 4th April, 1879.
S RAL will receive Tenders, in duplicate.
at 12 o'clock, noon, on the Undermentioned
dates, from Persons desirous of enteringinto
Contracts for the
*For H. M.'s Service in this Command,

The 12th May, 1879,
From 1st July, 1879, to 31st March, 1880.

The 1st July, 1879,
For three years-from 1st October, 1879.
Forms of Tender and all information can be
obtained, on and after Monday next, the 14th
inst., on application to the DISTRICT CoMMIS-
SARY GENERAL between the hours of 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m. daily.
Tenders, on the proper form, obtained as
above, when sent in must be properly enclosed,
RAL, marked on the outside Tender for
"Flour," Forage," or Meat," as the case
may be.
ves the right of rejecting any or all the Ten-
District Commissary General.


- give notice that a supply of TOBACCO
SEED of the finest kinds procurable in Cuba
has just been received from Havanah, and will
be distributed to all persons desirous of culti-
vating Tobacco in this Colony,
The Board trusts that as many persons as
possible may try the experiment of Tobacco
cultivation, as fine Tobacco such as is likely to
be produced from the seed now procured, sells
at a very high price, and- its cultivation if it
succeeded would prove highly remunerative.
The experiment need not be tried on large scale
in any one spot. Every one who can spare a
few roods of Land might make a sufficient
Packets of Seed may be had on application at
GES, at R. TYNES, DEVONSHIRE, and at the OF-
It is hoped that early application will be made
for this seed, as the sowings must be made du-
ring the present or next month if it is desired to
secure a crop during the present year.
Feby. 9th, 1879.
The Nature says: "As the result of the experi-
ment of lighting the Holborn Viaduct with the
electric light, it has been found that the cost is
seven and a half times that of gas, while the illu.
minating power is seven times greater. It has been

decided not to continue the experiment."


THE Undersigned will give his
personal attention as usual to all Ship-
ments of

During the coming Crop Season.
Will forward Consignments to any Commis-
sion Produce Merchants in New York, and will
give all information necessary for benefit of
- hippers.
Produce purchased during the present Season
at Market Prices.
Hamilton, April 7, 1879.

To Let.

S' Fair View Lodge,'
Possession given Ist June next.
A commodious and pleasantly situated two
story Dwelling House in Pembroke Parish, at
Pitt's Bay, about ten minutes walk from the
Town of Hamilton, at present occupied by A. R.
For Terms, &c., apply to
Mangrove Bay, Somerset,
January 13, 1879.-alt. tf,





VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
151 feet.


Ap. 28
My. 1


30-220 E 1
30-183 SE 1
30-102 s 1
30-015 sw 1
30-021 s 1
29-971 sw 1
30-090 N 4

Temperature previous
24 hours.








Total 0-74
Total Rainfall for the month of April 1879 ........ 450

Hamilton, .Jlay 6, 1879.
..--- -
At the Court of General Assize.

Before the Honorable JosIAH REES, Chief Justice,
and the Honorables JAMES H. TRIMINGHAx and
EUGENITS HARVEY, Assistant Justices.
Edmonds v. Chapman and Wife. Trespass. Ver-
dict for Plaintiff, 29 13/4.
Darrell v. Turnbull. Assumpsit. Jury sworn. By
consent of Counsel on both sides this case was
referred to the arbitrament of three persons
agreed on by the parties.
Smith v. Rees. Assumpsit. Verdict for Plaintiff,
Adjourned to 10 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning.

May 5-Mail Steamer Flamborough, Fraser, New
York ; assorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
May 1-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York ;
2,198 b1s. potatoes, 10,407 boxes onions, 4,880 boxes
and 9 crates tomatoes, 3 boxes beets, 8 cases crock-
2-Brigt. Excelsior, Mayor, New York ; 628 bls. pota-
toes, 3,197 boxes onions, 55 boxes tomatoes, 25 boxes
Schr. S. E. Lewis, Kirkcommell, on a whaling cruise.
Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York ; 381. bs. pota-
toes, 3,117 boxes onions.'
May 2-Royal Mail Steamer, Beta, Shaw, St. Thom-
as ; Mails.-Agent, J. M. Hayward.
3-Am. Whaling Schooner Barham H. Hill, Silva,
from a whaling cruise; 80 b1s. sperm oil.-Agent,
Jno. S. Darrell.
April 30-Brit. Ship Britannia, Hamilton, London;
part of inward cargo, from New York.
May !-Am. Schooner Nettie Shaw, Cotes, Cuba; in-
ward cargo coal.
2-R. M. Steamer Beta, Shaw, Halifax; Mails, pas-
sengers and assorted cargo.
3-Brit. Barque Midas, McKenzie, Antwerp ; petrole-
um ex Bk. Frances Hilyard.
In the R. M. Steamer Beta from St. Thomas :-Lt.
Cochran, R.N., (Flag Lieut.,) Capt. Howes, Mrs.
Pennington and Mrs. Howes.
In the Flamborough yesterday from New York:-
General T. L. Clingman. Mr. and Mrs. John Fiskin,
Captain Vesey, Miss L. J. Lyons, Mr. W. W. Lyons.
-Steerage, A. Brangman.
In the Mail Steamer Canima. on Thursday last for
NewYork ; Mrs. Scholtz, Mrs. Eames, Mrs. Gove. Miss
Gove, Mrs. Biddulph and infant, Mrs. Bartlett, Mrs.
Little. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Mellen, Miss Freischal. Miss
Chambers, Miss Boumbach, Col. Freischal, U. S. A.,
Capt. Newman, 46th Regt., Lieut. Hollway, 46th Regt.,
Judge Flammer, J. W. Nelson, M.D., Capt. Lucken-
bach, wife and 2 children, Capt. Ellis, Capt. Purdy,
Messrs. James Murdock, J. Lambert, H. K. Dean, J.
W. Mason. Francis Proctor, E. M. Whiting, J. T.
Dwight.-2nd Class, T. Ehbrecker, R. Wingall, W.
Dunker, A. Poeterson, D. Henry, C. Nichelo, R. Guis-
In the R. M. Steamer Beta for Halifax:-Mrs.
Pennington, Mrs. Howe, Mrs. Peniston, Mr. T. T.
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Watkins, Miss Watkins,
Surgeon Major J. P. Street, Army :Medical Depart-
ment. Mi's. Street, Capt. Athoipe, R.E., Commanding
26th Company, R.E., Lt. Tyler, R.E., 4 Sergts., 54
Rank and File 26th Company, R.E., 2 women and 4
children, 2 male servants.-Second Cabin, A. McInniss.
Also. 4 Sergts.. 10 Rank and File, 8 women and 20
children, Mrs. Collins and Barron (Soldiers Wives).-
Deck, Wm. Clayton, John McDonald.
In Bright. Excelsior for New York, Mr. and Mrs.
Egbert loading at London for Bermuda, April 19, to
leave on 26th.
The Linda at Liverpool, and the Nordcap, Industrie,
and Septentur at Cardiff on the 19th.
II. M. S. Rover, Captain Barrardiston, hence at
Plymouth Sound, on 11th April.
H. M. S. Boxer, is expected to arrive on this station
soon, from Sierre Leone, to relieve the Pert.
The Schr. Annie V. Bergin Chambers, from New
York arrived yesterday.-We are indebted to Mr. Pilot
J. R. Swan, Senr., for a couple of late New York
papers which he obtained from the A. V. B.
We were pleased to learn that the rumour which re-
ceived much credence yesterday morning, to the effect
that the Whaling Schooner which cleared at this port on
the 2nd inst., was capsized soon after she readiched the
open sea, and that only three of her crew had beeoon sav-
ed-is without foundation.
We understand that Admiral Sir A. Inglefield,
K.C.B., F.R.S., Lady Inglefield and family will
embark on board his Flagship, Bellerophon, to-mor-
row morning, and will leave in the afternoon for
The Flagship will be accompanied by the Tour-
maline, Captain Dennistoun, and some other ships
cf the fleet.

SPrices of Bermuda Produce in New York, April

Potatoes ...... ....... $7 per barrel.
Onions ............... $1"40 to 1-50 per box.
Tomatoes ..............$1 to 1-25 "
Beets ......... .. .$1-75

The West India and Demerara Mail.
The R. M Steamer Beta, Captain Shaw, arrived
at St. Georges from St. Thomas on Thursday after-
noon last, and left on the following day for Halifax.
The Beta was detained at St. Thomas till the evening
of the 27th for the Colon and Jamaica mails.
We received a file of the St. Thoman Times and
two Jamaica papers by the Beta. The West India
papers now gerarally come to us via New York.

and 11 on Friday morning, besides the luggage of the
paIssengers ad the baggage of the officers and men
of the 26th Company Royal Engineers, the following
cargo:-1,905 boxes, 2 bls. and 12 baskets onions,
16 bls. and 4 half bis. potatoes, 68 boxes tomatoes,
2 boxes beets, 132 boxes lemons, 4 half bls. arrow-
root, 7 half hhds. and 5 kegs sour beer, 93 empty
hhds., 29 empty half hhds., 13 empty kege, and 1

tW We are requested to state that LADY LAF-
FAN'S AT HOME" this evening, at the Theatre,
Prospect, will be at 7-30 instead- of 8 o'clock, as l
stated on the cards of invitation.

The Hamilton Hotel, owned by the Corporation
of Hamilton, is held under lease by the Estate J.
W. Dodge. The conditions under which the late
Mr. Dodge acquired the lease were not unfavour-
able to the Corporation or the Colony, since exten-
sive additions, at the cost of the lessee, were to be
undertaken and completed within a certain time.
On the part of the Corporation the lease was not
improvident. The hotel was built for the conveni-
ence of the public, more than with the view of
gaining revenue, and the lease entered into aimed
at further increasing the original objects contem-
plated without cost to the Corporation. Regular
steam communication with New York demonstrated
the advisability of providing further hotel facilities,
and the business inducements, for a thoroughly ex-
perienced hotel-keeper, to undertake the manage-
ment seemed by no means unpromising. Mr.
Dodge at once set about carrying out the conditions
of his lease, and made an extensive addition to the
West end and centre, when death carried him away,
leaving well-conceived schemes unaccomplished.
Mr. Dodge's decease happened at an inopportune
time for his family and for the Colony. The mo-
ney already expended was not sufficient, to so far
finish the improvements, as to make them efficiently
productive, and the Dodge Estate were unable to do
more, while the commercial crisis prevented them
finding a purchaser such as in ordinary periods of
prosperity could have been had without difficulty.
Mrs. Dodge had no alternative but to struggle on,
and during the Winter 1877-8 the hotel was con-
ducted under her personal supervision, but without
satisfaction even to herself. In November last Mr.
A. L. Mellen, who had experience at Nassau, hav-
ing arranged with Mrs. Dodge for a six months'
lease on certain terms, opened the hotel, which was
closed on Thursday last, as the time had expired.
Mr. Mellen came among us under many disadvan-
tages, without a knowledge of the place, or the re-
quirements of the establishment, and in no position
either to better himself, or to afford his guests or
the public the comforts reasonably demanded. Mr.
Mellen's experience of the hotel cannot have been
satisfactory, and Mrs. Dodge's position is, we fear,
in no way improved by his tenancy. Mr. Mellen
had to make the best of what he found. There
was no time to paint, paper and clean up, to improve
furniture, and generally to renovate the house for a
thoroughly comfortable residence. Probably some
provision was made for temporary repairs; but
the condition of the Hamilton Hotel to-day calls
for extensive improvements, such as can only be
effected during the Summer months. We draw
the attention of the people of Bermuda to the un-
satisfactory condition of the Hamilton Hotel as it
now stands, and the absolute necessity of doing
something during the present Summer to remedy
existing evils. The question may arise whether
the lease to the Dodge Estate is valid under the
circumstances, and whether the Corporation are not
at liberty to re-enter and grant a new lease to
some other party prepared to give a guarantee that
the hotel will be efficiently conducted. We should
regret any hasty action that would deprive Mrs.
Dodge of any just rights; but if she will do noth-
ing and allow the property, which she only holds
under a limited lease, to deteriorate, can the Cor-
poration stand quietly aside and see their own pro-
perty injured, can the people of Bermuda patiently
tolerate such a state of things, and can the Steam-
ship Company see their passenger business materi-
ally diminished ? Every interest, and every consi-
deration demands that during the ensuing Summer
the Hamilton Hotel should be thoroughly reno-
vated and refurnished and put in proper order for
next Winter's business. Depend upon it, if this is
not done, if another such arrangement is entered
into for next Winter as Mr. Mellen had last, or if
Mrs. Dodge herself comes down and conducts the
house in its present state, that the results this time
next year will be found more disappointing than
ever. We complain that the hotel has been closed
at too early a date. It should have been kept open
at least till the first of June. The Steamship Com-
pany are now running steamers weekly between
Bermuda and New York There are doubtless
many who would put in a holiday for a few days
at this season, but who may be debarred coming be-
cause the hotel is closed, and many who have been
spending the Winter, whose business did not press
their return, would doubtless have wished to re-
main till the end of May. The closing of the hotel
last week is certainly an abridgement of public con-
venience. But, it may be said, there are a number
of excellent smaller houses, and why feel any con-
cern about the big hotel? Our answer is, that the
smaller houses prosper with the large one; that
there is ample business for all of them! and that the
large hotel being kept open will draw people, will
advertise the place, and proportionally benefit the
smaller houses. May is usually delightful in Ber-
muda, and all our accommodations for visitors
should be kept in full operation all this month.
If Mrs. Dodge can retain her lease, her interest
is during the ensuing Summer to put the house in
thorough order, whether she purposes conducting it
personally or by an agent, or whether she contem-
plates a sale of her interest. If meanwhile Mrs.
Dodge can sell and find a purchaser, it will be his
interest to have every preparation perfected in pro-
per time to attract business when the next season
opens, otherwise the adventure must result in loss
and disappointment.
We commend to the Corporation the practical

equitable consideration of the whole question. An
excellent property exists capable of meeting imme-
diate requirements; another like it cannot be cre-
ated in a few months. We ask the Corporation, if
the present lease stands, to insist on immediate
measures being taken to render it solidly valuable,
and to afford the public and travellers the advan-
tages which are reasonably demanded. The Que-
bec and Gulf Ports Company are collaterally in.
terested in the subject. The question in fact inter-
ests the whole community, and we trust that it may
be speedily and satisfactorily settled to its positive
advantage. It would be unwise to go on drifting
for another year and find ourselves at the end of it
in rather a worse predicament.


1 -62
0 00

Rainfall, March, 1878 ......

Total 504 Ins.
.........5-81 Ins.

Average of 10 years, Irom 1870 to 1879 534 ls.
inclusive ............. ...........

About. 1,100 Communists paraded in Chicago
on the 20th, and displayed inflammatory banners,
N o dibturbapce occurred.

The Army Appropriation Bill has passed both
houses of Congress and been vetoed by the Presi-
dent. The cause of the veto is the incorporation
.nto the bill of sections repealing existing Acts
governing elections. These Acts give the right to
use the forces of the United States to preserve
peace at the polls In fact, they have never been
used at any time when their use was or could be
complained of, and such use could not, for reasons
admitted by both parties, occur again. The demo-
crats, therefore, in claiming to prevent the use of
troops at the polls, sought to do so by repealing
enactments that were stale, and the republicans, in
opposing that repeal, admitted that the enactments
they voted to retain were stale. Indeed, the repub-
licans expressed their readiness to favour their re-
peal, if the repealing laws :were independent and
not placed as pendants to appropriation bills in
order to force their adoption. The republican con-
sent was limited to the repeal of the authority to
use armed troops at elections, and not to the repeal
of measures authorizing the use of the civil forces
of the general government; and their consent, such
as it was, has been modified during the debates,
and is now, by the President's reasoning, shown to
be impracticable.
The President's message is calm and clear in
statement, and is on its face convincing. He shows
that by laws now existing, and not intended to
be repealed, it is made his duty to secure fair
and peaceful elections; and, further, that severe
penalties are incurred by all officers of the United
States who shall with armed forces, or otherwise,
interfere at elections. He also shows that by the
sections sought to be repealed he obtains his autho-
rity not only to employ the troops, but also the
civil forces of the government, at elections. With-
out this authority he cannot perform the duties im-
posed on him, and that authority cannot be abused
without breach of the law and the infliction of great
penalties. He shows that all the States enjoy the
powers which it is now proposed to take from the
United States authorities; he claims that no pre-
tence is made of any improper use of those powers,
and that, on the contrary, it is known, and nowhere
denied, that the civil forces and officers of the cen-
tral government have always been employed suc-
cessfully, where they have been employed at all, in
securing fair and peaceful elections. The Presi-
dent also makes this point, that in the estimates on
which taxes and revenue are based the army ex-
penses are included, and become a part of the
expenditure for which money is raised; and that,
thereupon, it is the implied duty of Congress to
appropriate the money unhampered by extraneous
conditions, as otherwise the money raised for use is
unused, or, under provisions as to unappropriated
moneys, may in effect be diverted from its proper
use. In this connection he condemns the practice
of attaching independent or extraneous legislation
to appropriation bills. He explains that the prac-
tice has grown up of late years, and has been ex-
cusable when in the last hours of the session, with
only appropriation bills to pass, some neglected or
forgotten measures of obvious propriety which
could be passed in no other way, have been per-
mitted to go through as riders. But he considers
the practice very mistaken at all times, and parti-
cularly so when, as now, it occurs at the beginning
of a session; and he urges Congress to follow in
practice the example of more than half of the States
which have adopted constitutional prohibitions of
the abuse. He asserts his co-ordinate powers with
Congress in legislation. His right, to approve or
veto bills is as well defined as theirs to originate and
pass them; and if Congress, or either of its two
houses, can say, as in effect is now said, that their
political measures must prevail, or the whole sup-
plies and machinery of government must stop, it is
to claim for what may be a bare majority of one of
three legislative bodies a right which belongs to all
in their proper spheres, and which the other two
should'not be "starved" into conceding.
The democrats have called a caucus to decide on
their future action. They cannot pass the bill over
the veto as they are very far short of the necessary
two-thirds of both houses to enable them to do so.
They have already retreated from the bold position
their leaders asserted for them. They announced
at first that the appropriations should be made
with the repealing sections attached, or not be
made at all, but their assertions do not now go this
length. If their more judicious associates are not
out-talked and out-voted in the caucus, they will nc
doubt temporize or back down as gracefully as they
can. But after the caucus the judicious and indis-
creet will be bound and held in one mould, and the
caucus directions, though carried by a bare majo-.
rity of its more extreme and impulsive members
will be the rule for all, and good and bad demo-.
crats will act and vote together. This cry of free
elections without troops was got up as a rallying
cry with the immediate purpose of putting aside
financial questions on which the democrats are so
unsound that they are afraid of themselves, and
hesitate to give their fancies free scope. The mor
important purpose, however, was to do away with
United States supervision at the polls, so as to
have a better show for the Presidential election ir
1880. The State' of New York is deemed the con.
trolling State of the election, and whichever party
gets that will get the Presidency. In its larg(
cities, where the democrats are in the ascendency
and where they have, and expect to have, the con.
trol of the local officers, it is worth thousands o:
votes to them to be rid of the United States super.
visors. Whether a moral or an actual force, thE
presence of these supervisors will keep from th
ballot boxes the crowd of doubtful and fraudulent

votes which at other times have swelled, if nol
made, democratic majorities. This is the motive
which has attached repealing clauses to appropria.
tion bills and made necessary the extra session
The knowledge of this motive is what stiffens thE
Republicans in their hostility to the Democrati(
programme, and makes them rejoice over the Pre.
sident's veto. And one of the reasons why the
Democrats show signs of faltering, is, that they
feel that the masses begin to question the genuine.
ness of the policy, which, claiming to keep troops
from the polls, seeks to remove obstacles to the
license and corruption of the ballot.

"SUGAB BEET,."-We copy, from the Yarmouth
(N. S.) Herald, of the 13th March, which has beer
kindly handed us, the following Special Note'
relative to the ." Sugar Beet." We do not know
whether the Beet, which is grown in Bermuda, witt
so little care, is the Sugar Beet, but we do knovi
that it contains much saccharine matter. However
the Godfrey Brothers volunteer to supply seed oi
the proper description, and which can be obtained
through agents at Halifax. Will not some of ow
farmers give it their attention ?
"The undersigned are prepared to contract with
any persons desirous of raising the Sugar Beet, foi
all they can produce. The cultivation of the Sugai
Beet is similar to that of any ordinary Beet, and
judging from the results achieved in Maine last
year, the Beet crop is very much more profitable(
than Potatoes. We will furnish the Seed, contract
to take all the Beets, and pay one quarter of th(
gross amount in cash on receipt of Beets in th(
Fall, balance in goods at cash rates.
Average yield of Beets peracre-23 tons, of 224(
lbs., price per ton $400 making an acre worth
$92-00. Average yield of Potatoes-150 bushels, ii
sold at 40 cents per bushel, makes an acre worth
.$60-00. Balance in favor of Beet raising, $32-0(
per acre.
Those who wish to try the Beet culture wil
please-leave their names with Godfrey Bros. imme.
diately, so that we can supply them with the Seed."

For the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
There is a time in the life of all mortals in which
everything seems fresh and fair, in which sorrow and \
care do not appear, when the world is good' to 1
touch and fair to see." Ah, Mr. Editor, I am a
hardworked troubled man, with not many joys \
around my path, except what the memories of my
own bright days long ago, when I was a careless
happy child, bring me-But I had a dream the
other day; a dream so bright and fair that I could
almost have imagined I was back again in that happy
life-I will tell you this strange dream.--Methought t
there dawned upon my vision a lady tall and fair,
with majestic mien ; her golden armour flashed, her
helmet sate well upon her stately head; no need to
ask her name; that form were only worthy of Bri-
tannia, the beautiful, the strong. She laid her
hand upon my arm, and said: come poor weary
son, I will shew you those friends you have lost so
long, in my beautiful land of dreams; gazing only
on her soft eyes, I followed as in a trance, and she
led me up a long stair; then, but how shall I de-
scribe all I saw P The first I recognized was, my
terror and admiration as a child, a tall, broad beef-
eater, in gorgeous red and gold; very imposing
looking; my thoughts flew at once to the grim old
Tower of London, and e'en while I thought on its
tragedies, I beheld the beautiful Countess of Niths-
dale, all radiant in court dress, and little dreaming
of coming evil, smiling on the beefeater. But who
stands behind her ? Lovely Marguerite looking up
with a sweet look of misplaced confidence at the
handsome face of the Arch tempter. But sad
thoughts are chased away as I look at the next
group, my childhood's early friends; first I notice
those dear babes in the wood, the elder child look-
ing with tender affection at the sweet face of little
Janie; yes, she is just as I have always thought of
her, with smiling blue eyes and long golden hair,
and pretty little feet peeping out beneath her short
skirts. Close by stands kind Cock Robin, with
leaves already prepared. I hear a tinkle of bells,
whence come they ? a strange sight indeed, my old
friend; dear Mary, who was so contrary, is stand-
ing looking about her in evident distress, which a
fair-haired, sunburnt tar is trying in vain to pacify;
and no wonder for a motley crew have surrounded
her and are singing her own rhyme to her. There
is a merry Court jester who reminds me of my
former acquaintance in Ivanhoe, smiling at a
sprightly little vivandiere, who evidently enjoys the
fun; a tall solemn shepherd is next to laughing
Ariadne, looking as happy as when sailing on the
summer seas in the flower and grape laden boat; a
Spanish girl with dark flashing eyes has her hand
clasped in that of the too fascinating Fra Diavolo-
but I turn from even this fair scene for surely my
head must be spinning round; whenever was such
company seen together ? But no; it is not a de-
ception; for here comes dear little Red Riding
Hood on the arm of the Marquis de Mirabeau, and
a chivalrous Knight Templar with My Great
Grandmother," only she isn't mine; I only wish
my great grandmother had been at all so pretty and
so amiable.
Britannia now touches my arm; here comes one
of my dearest children, she says, and looking, I see
the soft dark eyes of heroic Grace Darling turning
towards a gay and smiling Neapolitan Fisherman.
They pass on quickly and there comes a pretty
dainty Watteau Shepherdess in animated conversa-
tion with a tall Italian Brigand, who does not look
very fierce; the deserted Shepherd lingers behind
but appears to be consoled by a kind Normandy
Peasant girl, who supplies him with cakes and
sweets from her baskets. Next I see the little
Dresden China lady who thought she would go and
sea the world with her little Chimney Sweep, but
was fain in the end to return to her corner. Of
course the Sweep is with her but he does not seem
to soil her any more than the chimney did when
she went up it. Here comes a charming Flower
Girl with a bunch of roses in her hand; to whom is
she going to offer them ? Ah! it is to that tall
graceful Marchioness in the pink brocade and pow.
dered hair, who is engaged in such earnest conver-
sation with the gallant Count de Strozzi. Why
what's this coming past them ? Old Mother Hub-
bard with her dog (who seems smaller and sweeter
L than he used to be in the rhyme); the dear old lady
is leaning on the arm of an elderly quaker-Mr.
3 William Penn. "Friend," I exclaim, "what art
i thee doing among such frivolous folks as these ?"
But he answers, I am come to look at the pomps
and vanities of this wicked world, that by seeing
their foolishness, I may be the better satisfied with
my own quiet life." "Wellatanyrate," Isay, "you
will confess that here is a very picturesque pomp,
With an extremely pretty vanity at his side," and I
, point to a handsome, splendidly dressed Turk, who
* is talking to a piquante little Newhaven Fishwoman.
Back in one corner stands the enchanted Undine,
With all Father Neptune's mysterious treasures
displayed in her graceful dress; she is apparently
interesting an Indian horsekeeper, who looks so
Thoroughly Indian that it makes one quite hot to
e see him. Close by, a portly Chinee in a beautiful
silk dress and long pigtail is trying to win the
Sfavour of a dark and lovely Zingara, whilst an
uncouth but warlike Zulu chief is discussing
- some topic of the day with Marguerite of Anjou !
SPocohontas, a perfect Indian Squaw, calls forth my
e admiration, and my eyes rest with pleasure on the
, gentle, manly face of Walter Maxwell. But my
- ideas are getting confused. An array of pretty
f peasants in bright colors, and men of all times and
- professions flits past me; but the scene is fast
e fading from my sight; everything is blurred and
Confused: I can no longer distinguish figures.

t Then once more I behold the splendid form of
t Britannia, as she stands majestic before me, and
D says in her gentle voice: Son, you have had enough
- -you have visited the fairyland of your childhood,
. you have seen the beauteous forms of those you
e loved so well, in rhyme and tale, and legend old.-
c Now go back into the dreary world of reality:and let
- the fair picture which you have seen dwell in your
E mind, and refresh your dullest hours, as the sight
of a green oasis in the midst of a dry and burn-
- ing desert-Farewell.
s As she spoke the last words, she gradually faded
from my sight, till the word Farewell," seemed al-
most an echo. And I awoke. I lost my pleasant
dream, and arising, I went about my work again.
But I am thankful for having had that dream, very
thankful, and I think that that which charmed me
, so much may also interest you, and the readers of
your paper. So I have put it down as I saw it, and
shall be glad should it give pleasure to any indul-
gent readers.
r 1 0-39 17 0-02
2 0-00 18 0"00
3 0183 19 0-76
4 0'00 20 0-13
r 5 0-25 21 0.00
r 6 0"16 22 0"60
7 0.00 23 0"00
t 8 0"00 24 0'00
0 9 0-65 25 0"00
t 10 0'00 26 0"00
11 000 27 0-00
12 0-39 28 0100
13 0-04 29 0-00
S 14 0.00 30 0"00
15 0'00
f 16 0-00 Total 3 52 Ins.
Rainfall, April, 1878 ......................3'41 Ins.
Average of 10 years, from 1870 to 1879 1 892 Ins.
inclusive ..................... ...

Sir Garnet Wolseley is called to England by the
War 0fice to serve upon a military commission,

To the'Editor of the Royal Gazette.
SIR,-I think your reporters in their accounts
the Fancy Ball have done scanty justice to t
beauty of the decorations, and it is due to tho
whose skilful hands and exquisite taste produce
them to notice them a little more fully.
It is not correct to say that they were of the us
al type. I have seen many Ball Rooms in BeI
muda and elsewhere, and I have never before see
the floral decorations so beautiful or so striking
They only escaped attention because the scene o
the floor was so lively and attractive.
The draping of the flags was admirable and, in
stead of overshadowing the other decorations an
the room, as it too frequently does, the buntin
helped to give tone and colour where they wer
Immediately over the sofa at the head of th
room there was a gilt coronet beautifully dressed
with snow-white lillies and callas. It was an ex
quisite crown, more glorious than Solomon's. 0j
either side was a splendid wreath made of the fines
flowers, which would have made the fortune of
London or New York florist. But even thes
yielded the palm to the lovely wreath on the Nortl
side of the room, near the top, which surpasse<
anything of the kind I have seen.
Down the sides of the room between the window
were less elaborate, but not less effective, flower de
corations, each in itself a study of excellent tast
and skilful manipulation.
At the foot of the room a splendid garland 0
flowers surrounded the large mirror.
The supper tables were admirably and beautiful
dressed with charming boquets of the finest garde
In fine from top to bottom the rooms might hav
formed a fitting Temple for Flora, and not on th
banks of the Arno or Tiber itself could her fan
have been more gorgeously, or at least more taste
fully, decked out.

A motion of Censure Voted down by a Majority of 7(
LONDON, April 29.-In the Commons to-night th
debate was resumed on Mr. Ryland's resolution
censuring the Government for the increase of nati
onal expenditure.
Mr. Gosehen blamed the Government for post
poning the payment of liabilities. He pointed t
the example of the United States, which paid ove
$150,000,000 of debt during a period of gloom ani
Mr. Gladstone declared the expenditure ha
been incurred in the furtherance of a policy which
had not in a single instance improved our relation
with any nation or race on the face of the eart)
The estimates of expenditure presented by the Goi
ernment were so incomplete as to tend to make th
budget absolutely worthless and unreliable, an,
thereby imperil the control of Parliament over th
Mr. Rathbone despaired of the maintenance <
England's commercial position, unless, like tb
United States and other countries, she had a Gov
ernment determined to avoid complication abroa<
If the policy is wrong, let it be censured and abaE
doned, but if right, the country must take the cor
The House divided and Mr. Ryland's resolution
I was rejected, 303 to 280.
Mr. Childers and others continued the debate o
party lines.
Sir Stafford Northcote closed the debate. B
said the expenditure depended upon the policy (
the Government.
The announcement of the vote caused great e:
bitement. The Conservatives continued cheeri!
several minutes. Five Liberals and three Hoe
Rulers Voted with the Government. Eight or to
Liberals present abstained from voting.

To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
SIR,-In your edition of 29th April I observe wi'
some considerable surprise the report of fire at Viev
field, the residence of E. Bell, Esqr., on the afternoon
of 24th April, and beg to be allowed space in your ne.
for a few comments thereon, purely in the interest
justice, being personally totally disinterested in ti
matter. To show more clearly the force of my r
marl-s it is necessary to call attention to the wordil
of the report above alluded to, which runs-" T
alarm of fire was quickly made by the bell at t
Engine House, and prompt was the response by t
members of the newly-organized Fire Departrnei
who, though too late to save the building, effectual
prevented the fire from spreading." Now, Mr. Edit<
"Justice to whom justice is daue." While far fro
wishing to detract from the merits of the newly-orgai
ized Fire Brigade, I cannot allow praise to be so mi
placed (as in this instance it has been) without puttir
forth my voice in protestation. For the information
your readers who were not eye-witnesses, I beg
state that, as a fact, from the time the bell was fi
I rung to that of the new Fire Brigade starting with th(
engine for the scene of action, no less than 40 minute
elapsed, during which time the old engine, under ohar
of Mr. R. Brown, Senr., assisted by a hastily collect
motley brigade of boys, had been got out, and was act
ally at the scene of the fire, working. Further, it may
stated that, from the narrowness of the lane leading
Viewfield, the new engine could not possibly be g
near the fire, and was, for all practical purposes, their
by rendered useless, being left on the Pitt's Bay Roa
One or two of the new brigade, however, gave M
Brown all the assistance in their power, but that do
not by any means justify your correspondent in tran
ferring the credit to the professionalfremen which is
obviously due to Mr. Brown and his brigade.

The Chancellor submitted the Budget on Thurt
day, 3rd April. The following is a careful sun
mary of his statement :-
The estimated revenue of the year 1878-9 w
83,230,000, the actual yield was 83,115,97
leaving an actual deficit of 114,000. Tb
expenditure of the year amounted to 85,
which was an addition of 4,388,000 to the onr
estimates. In place, therefore, of a surplus varyii
from 750,000 to 1,250,000, he found himse
with a deficit of 2,291,817, and none of the E:
chequer bonds had been paid off. This excess, I
pointed out, had been due to the large calls for tl
extraordinary services. Going into details as
the falling off in the revenue, he said that tl
largest item was on wine, and with regard to tobac(
he pointed out that the consumption had only fall
off by 3 per cent., and mentioned that it would 1
necessary to increase the duty on cigars by 2d.
the pound. In the Excise, spirits had fallen off I
300,000, of which 200,000 was in Scotland at
100,000 in Ireland. On the Legacy and Succe
sion Duties there was a falling off of 260,000,
there had been fewer wills, but this appeared to
accidental, and it was righting itself within the I
few weeks. With regard to the extraordina
charges, there had been issued three sets of E
chequer bonds-viz., 2,750,000, issued in 1877.
in August last 2,000,000, and for the Zulu w
600,000, amounting in all to 5,350,000.
these, however, 2,200,000 had actually been pa
off, and but for the Zulu war 3,000,000 wou
have been paid. With regard to the Six Milli
Vote of Credit, the Chancellor of the Excheq
mentioned that 3,157,000 only had been sp
within the year in which it had been granted, a
altogether the sum spent on account of Europe
complications was 6,125,000, which he thought
Sfleeted credit on his original calculation. The ot
extraordinary charges for the Trans-kei war amou
ed to 590,000, and for the Zulu war ,1,510,0
In all the extraordinary charges were 08,225,000


which 2,900,000 had been paid out of taxeg.
Keeping the taxation as at present, the revenue for
next year would be 83,055,000. The total expen- !
diture, exclusive of any charge for the South ACri- I
can War, would be 81,153,573 which was less
by 41 millions than in the year now closed.
There would thus be a surplus of 1,900,000.
It was difficult to say what additional call
would be necessary this year for the South Afri-
,can War but, after taking counsel with the heads
of the Army and Navy Departments, he thought it
Would be covered by the surplus of 1,900,000.
Coming next to the question how the money for the
outstanding bonds, amounting to 4,750,000, was
tobe found, the Chancellor discussed what he call-
ed the heroic mode of raising additional taxation
for the purpose, and the opposite alternative of add-
ing it to the funded debt. The later the dismissed
as mischievious and unworthy of the country; and,
with regard to the former, be dilated on the inex-
pediency of increasing taxes for a mere temporary
object at a time of distress. Among other objec-
tions, he laid stress on the inconvenience of a fluc-
tuating revenue, and concluded by expressing his
preference for the via melia of spreading the pay-
ment of these bonds over one year more. It was
not proposed, therefore, to make any addition to
the taxation of the year, but at the proper time
authority would be taken to pay off the Exchequer
bonds-.2,000,000 next year and 2,750,000 the
year after.
On the suggestion of Mr. Gladstone, all discus-
sion was postponed till the 24th current.
The Paris Rappel sa) s that after recess the Cabine(,
will itself propose the return of the Chambers to
Paris, at the same time submitting bills guarantee-
ing the freedom of debate.
The King of Spain went to Seville yesterday.
The remains of Princess Christina will be placed
near those of the late Queen of Spain in the
Escurial. The court will go into mourning for
three months.
'Se'e impression prevails at Constantinople and
St. Petersburg that several powers are willing to
consent to Russia retaining a portion of her troops
at some central position in Roumelia this last
' portion only to commence evacuation on August 8.
A Berlin despatcho the Daily News says ad-
vices received by way of Warsaw represent that
bombs are exploded in St. Petersburg daily. It is
said that it was at one time proposed to appoint the
Czarewitch Regent.
RusSIA.-The Golos reports that it is intended to
send 12,000 prisoners, with their families, from
,Novgorod to Siberia during the Summer.
T4I6 Court Marslhal which had sat in Port.aa-
Prince on the Boliver-St. Michel collision has sen-
tenced the owners of the Boliver to the payment of
a fine of $80,000 and the replacement of a ship-of-
war for the lost St. Michel.
BIRTH, on 4th April, at West Lavington House
near Devizes, England, the WIFE of Herbert F. Roe,
Esqr.,,Paymaster, R.N'., of a SON.

DIED, on the 27th ultimo, at Halifax, N.S., Mr.
GEORGE JOHNSON, R.N., aged 78, formerly in charge
of the Shipwright Department in Bermuda Yard.
The deceased officer was interred in the Naval Ceme-
tery, with military honors-there being a large attend-
ance of the inhabitants-and the officers of H. M. S.
........., April the 22nd, at North Side, Pembroke,
the WIFE of Mr. henry Trott, aged 53 years ; leaving
a husband, children, 5 grand children and other friends
to mourn their sad loss.

W A Supplement of three co-
lumns accompanies this issue
of the Gazette." It contains the latest news
from abroad; Gibbs' Hill Lighthouse at the
Fancy Ball" and the Scores of two Cricket

Car?) of b ank .
CAPTAIN ZOLEZZI of the Italian Barque
1o Carolina Z," avails himself of this op-
portunity to express with feelings of profound
gratitude his thanks to his kind friends, the
Captains in Port, and a large number of gene-
rous Inhabitants for the sympathy displayed for
him in his recent misfortunes, and for the sub-
stantial assistant ce rendered, and co n assure them
that their kindness and politeness will ever live
in his memory.
St. Georges, May 5, 1879.


To Growers snd Owners

IN consequence of the great increase in ship-
ments of Produce to New York since the
season of 1874, we deem it necessary to give
notice, that we are ready to give our personal
'attention as usual to all Shipments of Bermuda
Produce for New York made through us, but
without being responsible for the net proceeds
-until paid to our Order in New York, which will
be given to the New York Consignees for Sale,
by each vessel transporting a shipment.
When necessary to order Specie in return for
any shipment it will be insured at the expense of
the Owners interested, and Owners will clearly
understand that all the dangers of transport are
borne by them.
Hamilton, Bermuda, to 30 June, 3
March 18, 1879. 't

Not ttf.

For Barbados & Deme-
Tht Clipper Schooner

Annie Florence,
JOHNSON, Master,
Will Positively Sail
On Saturday Next, 8th
_And will return if sufficient Freight offers.
Persons wishing to ship will please apply at
She will co;imence loading ( : morning.
' lan Ma '5.lgent.
II.i,vlinH MmU P 17Q

To-morrow, Wednesday,,
7th inst., At 12 o'clock,
*IT THE OLD ST.e.e ,,
Hf. Bls. Thin Mess PORK
Tins BUTTER and LARD (assorted sizes)
Hf. Chests and Smaller Pkgs. Oolong TEA
Kegs Nails. Empty BARRELS
Potatoe BASKETS Tomatoe DITTO
A lot of BOOKS Fancy GOODS
Some FURNITURE, &c., &c.
Hamilton, 6th May, 1879.

And will be

sold, on arrival,

On the Wharf,
Provisions, &c., &c.,
Selected Expressly for this Market.
RLQ. double extra family PLOURl
MACKiEREL, in Half, Qrtr. and BIlls.
"'UTTER C( 11 i" 'l 1 IARI)
Clothes PINN, &c., &c.
A few tons STOVE COAL.
Hamilton, May 6, 18'79.

For Sale.

With treadle and table, complete ; by NEWTON
PRICE, 4 10 0.
The owner about to leave the Islands.
Co. Sergf.-Major DOUNEY, I.E,

-May 6th,,1879.



To the Consignment of Messrs.
S0lOFN NIZX & 00.,
D it., ne h.1 -;n- Pv-- Qnacr-vii

Under the fBig Shled,

On Thursday next.
8th inst., At o'clock,
50 1BAGS OATS, 3 and 5 Bushels each
50 Bags BRAN, 5 and 7 "
5 Half Bls. Family PORK
10 Tins LARD 20 lbs. each
3 Half Chests Oolong TEA
20 Bls. Kerosene OIL
20 Tubs and Kegs Family BUTTER
20 5 lbs. Tins "
500 Lbs. assorted Philadelphia CANDYS
1 Hhd. Jeffry's ALE
5 Bls. London Bottled. PORTER, Pints
20 Reams Letter and Foolscap Paper
50 Reams Wrapping PAPER, assorted sizes
2000 Feet 2 inch White PINE
10 Bls Barbados SUGAR 50 Bales HAY
25 Pairs Blue Serge TROUSERS
12 Alpacca COATS
Shipped contrary to order.
Amongst which will be found,
Good White Drill Men's PANTS
Ladies and Gents HATS, &o., &0.
1 Well Built Square Top
CI. R R .SI G E,9
To seat 4 persons.
Single and Double HARNESSES
WHIPS Carriage and Cart COLLARS
Hamilton, May 5, 1879.

Furniture Sale.

We have received Instruction from
.ajort Ihunl, 19th e egf.,

The 1Wth instant,
Sale to commence at 1 o'clock p.m., sharp,
The Whole of his Superior House-

-~~~~~ RirUaA p

Glassware, China,
Dinner SETS Tea SETS
Plated WARE Kitchen UTENSILS
&c., &c., &c.
Particulars in next Tuesday's Gazette,"
1-amilton, May 5, 1879.

For Benefit of Owners, Underwrit-
ers and all Concerned.

euuring nitu C.uoming .rop ueasou.
All Shipments intrusted to our care will have
our usual good attention. z n AtI&eVW&a
Hamilton, Bermuda, !2m 3p ONHUN R
March 11, 1879. 0 N H U N T E R S W H A F,
Notice.this Town,

.THE Undersi-ned are prepared to forward, On Saturday next,
free ol charge, consignments of 10th inst., At 1 A.M.,
PROD UC E ,. rri I1-TT.

E. P. Loomis 6 7 Co.,
Highest Cash Prices paid throughout the Sea-


March 17, 1879-to M. 31, 3p.

To Importers from aNew York.

'The Brigantine

MIAYo, Master,
Will leave *ew YVork
On arrival hence of S. S. "Flamborough."
Parties wishing Freight by her will please
send their orders forward on THURSDAY
Rates of Freight:
Hamilton ............40c.per barrel
St. Georges..........50c. "
Apply to
Hamilton, May 6, 1879.*
Colonist" copy.

Of the American Schooner ONTARA," Car-
men, Master, which Vessel put into this Port
in distress on a voyage from Havannah bound
to New York, and on Survey and Estimate
has been abandoned and will be sold as above
in accordance with instructions,
St. Georges, Bermuda, May 5, 1879,

Belmont Sperm Candles.
Quality and Weight warranted.
To arrive by first vessel direct from
And will be Sold I/ per lb. at Mr, Chapman's
Stores, Hamilton.

6th May, 1879.


To Return Direct.

Cricketing Gear. To. H. A. Pitt,
.-- YOUNG, Master,
On Hand and for Sale, WVill Sail for the abovePort,
Cricket fEats, moves & On Saturday next,
Wicket s, 10th Instant,
At usual Low Prices. Freight will be received until Friday even-

And at very Reduced Hates
CiiCKuET BATS-various qualities.
At the "Royal Gazette" Stationery Store.
IHamiltnn Mav 6. 1879.

ing, 9th inst.
IFor Freight and Passage either way,
Apply to
Hamilton. May 5. 1879,

i~ewYork,"W~f ~ ~hAN[) on the Causeway, neir
1.31.fl~or c,;
0 Arm ""aW PW a -k w YN R-3

The Steamer

Flamborou oi,.
Captain FIASE I,',
Will leave hence for New Yolk,
At 9-30 A.M.,

The 8th May,
To leave thence for return on
the 15th idem.
nireight, Parcels, and Specie will be ieceiic,'
until f p.m., 7th Mlay, unless the vessel is pre-
viouslv filled.
Bits of Lading will beo signed until 8 p.m.,
smne evening.
I';assenger itage will be removed at 9 n.m.
8th .May.
I lamilton, Bermudi, 6th .lay, 1879.
Colonist" copy.
-I--- t
aI itted,

About 450,
To defray the Disbursements of the

Brqt. "Uhina,"
201 Tons, Innes, Master,
Bound hence to New York with a Cargo of
Amount to be secured by BOTTOMRY
BOND on Ship and Freight.
TENDERS will be received from
Parties willing to advance the same at the
Subscriber's Office until 4 o'clock P.M.
SED.NJESDIY d Next, 7th Inst.

St. George's, May 5, 1879.

Wanted Imn



To Convey hence to the Port of New York
Of the abandoned Schooner ONTARA,"'
Carmen, Master, consisting of
382 Hhds. MALADA.
TENDERS for the Conveyance
of the above will be received at the Subscrib-
or's Office until Noon
THURSDAIY, the 8th Inst.
The Master does not bind himself to accept
the lowest Tender unless approved.
St. Georges, Bermuda, May 5, 1879.

Try gain,
The following :--
Brunswick GREEN Emerald DO.
Yellow OCHRE ludian RIt ED
hIed LEAD Zinc DRIERS Patent D)O.

l)rop BLACK Common DO.
Prussian B LUE Ultramarine DO.
Burnt bIENNA Raw DO. Gold SIZE
No. 1 Cabinet VARNISH Carriage DO.
Oak VARNISH Copal DO. Damar DO.
l'rench POLISH Raw OIL

'TlAHR & WANSONS, \'ettersledt,
Illubbocks METALLIC TAR,
Boats bottoms,-and everything required in
Painting line.
Prices to suit tha times.
Reid Street, May 6, 1879.-3


P ERSONS having received their
Accounts to 31st Decemher, 1878, and
not settled same will please call and do so,
Those having promised payment will please
be punctual, as arrangements are made on the
good faith of such promises.
Parties who have received or may yet receive
notice 'resspecting their accounts, must,not be
surprised at the expiration of the time given,
should they fail to come forward, to find their
accounts have been placed in legal hands for
SPersons having Accounts against the under-
signed will please render them made up to 31st
December, 1878, on or before the 15th instant.
Hlamilton, May 6, 1879.

Horse Condition Pow-
A few t!ns of the well-known
At the
"Royal Gazette" St; ti. nnry Store.
Hamilton, ,iay 6, 1879.

The owner can obtain it by applying at the
1'osTr OFFICF, St. Georges, on giving a correct
description and paying the expense of this adver-
May 5, 1879.

.\T .-5 (1 T,
On Messrs. A. IENNETT & CO.,
New York
Apply to
(ith May, 1879.-3 3p

A fresh Stock now being opened
ex starter (1:inima" from England via
New York,
I \1)1 and (ents' White Kid GLOVES
LaJ adies Colored and I I uck Kid "
Ladies and G(ents BIak Silk "
\ White andl Col'd Li-le Thread
Officers 'araide G[,OVES
Driving (G I)OVKS

A complete line of gents', youths' and boys'
and a general assortment of other goods specially
tmanufacttured tfor us.
Under R. B. Y. Club Rooms,
No. 53, Front Streat.
Hainiltoi, April 28, 1879.-2 3p

The Undersigned will attend as
Usual to Consignments of

Messrs Edward Combes & Co.,
Shipments entrusted to his care will meet
with every attention.
Highest Cash Prices paid for POTATOES
ONIONS and TO\IATOES throughout the


March 24, 1879.-3p till M 31

First Vessel for Dernera-

=Wm. Robertson,
Momently expected from New York,
Will be Despatched FOR DEMERARA (Di-

May 10oth,
i And will take Freight at Customary Rates.
Parties needing Room will please make earl
application, that their names can be enrolled
the Freight List as the bulk of her cargo is
ready engaged.
HI'amilton, Bermuda, April 29, 1879.-2

Post Office, Hamilton, 5th May, 1879.
F A Ashby, C .1f Allen, Mr Astwood, Mrs 0 Au-
ber, WV S Bairr, W Bean, W 13 Burg.csQ, Jane
Branghan, Ephram Bean, R Bur'ess, J W leeche,
W F Brand, R Butterfield, P E Burrows, J W Blen-
kership, W Butterfield, L Butterfield, Mrs Burgess,
Mrs M Biloo, Ann Berna ier, C Belfor, R Bean, G
Bean, Board of Education, J E Berg,Jessie Bernett,
N A Cooper, Anton Souza, John Cox, Mr Craig,
Hans Christier, G Cann, Eliza Can,bell, Mrs Leoe
Crock, rhos Critten, R T Dill, G Dall, Mrs De.
Shield. Mr Duerden,E F Da-rell, Capt Hathaway, A
Douglass, John Dill, II Darrell, Darrell, John
Darrell, M C Eve, W J Evans, F Evans, Miss D
Ebster, Victor Engelen, Mrs Eames, Capt Ellis, Mrs
Abinx Ewing, M J Emannolson, H Fowler, B Fub-
I ler, Thos Fubert, W P Frith, J J Friswell, Flan.
dere, J G Foster, S G Gundersen, A Gilbert, Mrs F
Grant, Maitha Gamry, Anto Gomes, R Hughes, D
Henry, Hughes, Capt Harding, J Hallett, John
Hewlin, Jane Hinson, Gertrude Hall, \V D Hinson,
Russell Hastings, C Hodges, Capt IHataway, F M
Hunter, N ilaywaid, Dr Hamilton, (/ F Jones, Jno
Jones, Brown Jones, Agnus Joell,W Jones, C Johan.
sen, Miss Joell, Louisa Keane, H Kraname, M J
Kennely, Flora Knief, Ii Hill, C C Keane, Richard
Lock, Richard Lee, C Lundell, H J Limas, Capt
Lewis, Jos Lovers, H Lock, M Lovz, F Lyder,
Sarah Lewis, Lemonol, Mrs Line, Lusher, B
Mouren, Mrs Mansfield, P Ming, John Morris,
J Moresby, Rose Murray, John Motier, J E Macha-
do, W S Mas'ers, Mr Ming, Francis Silva Migueil,
Ou'erbridge, ,M E Outerbridge, Emma Platten,
Pearman & Davies. J 11 Robinson, John Rogan, Se-
ria Rainor, Henry Richardson, Francis Richardson,
, Stamers, Richardson Swan, Matthew Stubbs, H
Seller, Joseph Smith, Joquim Silveira, Eliza Smith,
MI E Stovel, C Sibert, L Smith, R T Smi!h, H H
Smith, Samuel Saltus, S D Skilling, Anto Socrit,
Anna Spring, Susan Swan, N A Swan, G Seymou ,
R Swan, J R Spencer, Col F Somerset, I! Sellock,
S Smith, J J Simmons, P Tucker, Wtn Tucker,
T Woodgate, F J Tynes, Jos. Trott, Jane 'H Tal.
bet, W Thorpe, Miss Walker, G Wilson, B J Wil-
liams, Julian Wilkinson, R Wilson, Mrs Virgin, E
Westright, Alice Watson, S A Watlington, S Wil.
btey, C Wilson, N Wells, E D Williams.

FICE ST. GEOiZGE'S, 5th May, 1P79.
Robert Best, Saml J Bassett (2), Chas Channings
D Deal, (2) Timothy H Dace, J Carty, Taliffo Cuncers
J S Frandsco, Wm liathaway, Miss S A lHalliday
(a paper), Christopher Healey, Mrs Meer, Thos S
Martin, S Richardson, Miss 13 G Smith, Mary B
Smith (a paper,) Thos Simmons, Thos Smith: Jr,
:-aml urtis, John H Smith, Olivia Smith, 8 ml
Thomis, Franceos Tine, Miss Alice Walsh, \n
Vance, Mrs E Wi liams.

May 6th,. 1879.


-_. ... ..... .-- ...- ... -. 1:

From a Lecture delivered at the Public Hall, Insch,
Scotland, by 3Mr. William Duthie, on what he saw "
on a visit to the United States.
Nothing seems'to me so fitly to describe the Ame-
rican character as go-a-head. There is no whining
about him. He has unbounded confidence in him-
self and the institutions of his country. He as-
pires to every office of the State, for a working tail-
or has been President, and why not he. He has a
Qreat admiration of smartness, and is not always
"sitive about its methods, if only it leads to
inq, "'o be sure there is a little of the whip-crea-
success. 'im, yet is he hospitable and kind-
tion air abonua s you at the bar, he will frank-
hearted. If he nmet,. "nile; if you agree you may
ly invite you to have a rb-e t unlike our bass), a
have a glass of Lager (beer "' "- .ikes to have
sherry cobbler, or a gin sling. t". -est cheese.
the biggest wheat field, and make the bi. B s
When he trades h3 likes to do it with tu,. .
House, and will do anything rather than go to t<,..
One-horse Church. Even in his best estate there
is comparatively little attention to the fixed rules
of etiquette. The colour of his gloves or the cut of
his coat don't much concern him. -ie pokes his
nose in everywhere, learns anywhere, and tries most
things. On the bump of reverence he must be de-
cidely flat; but in the faculty of observation, and
of adapting his observations to practical use he has
no equal. In America a man gains nothing by his
pedigree. He may have the best blood of England
in his veins; it ain't worth a dollar. They
only call him-a Big Bug. But if he can read like
Dickens, or row like Hanlan, or invent a telephone
he is admired and honoured. The American says,
'No one wants a grandmother here. He must
make himself.' I heard Beecher say that the best
day in the life of many a young man was that on
which his father failed and left him to, his own re-
sources. American ladies are proverbially pale and
thin, and as they grow old rather wan. Many of them
are of the delicate do-nothing-but-dress-and-dawdle
sort-regular Solomon's lilies, Beecher, said, as
beautiful and as useless. When she marries-for
marry she will-she has her home in the fashion-
able hotels, for this is only a too common practice
in America. She can dress and talk and play and
eat a little, but about housekeeping, as the Yankees
say, she don't know the first thing. There is another
class, and fortunately for America, a larger one.
They'are as pale and thin, and handsome, but full
of activity, and remarkable for intelligence, with a
dash of freedom and confidence that is charming.
They admire game and go in a man. A wooer may
carry his girl by assault, but never by sneaking and
soft sawdor. When I was at a small place in Michi-
gan, rather an off-hand marriage took place. A
young American had been for some time trying to
spark the school-ma'am (that is, to court the lady
teacher,) but without success. One day he was
talking to a builder, who was magistrate in the
place when the school-ma'am passed. 'Why don't
you go in,' says the builder, 'and get spliced.'
' Well,' says the young gentleman, 'you know Pin
willing.' The builder called the lady back, made
the proposal straight down ; the terms were accept-
ed, and the marriage celebrated that afternoon.
All American ladies dress well, the class of whom I
have now been speaking not expensively. As house-
wives they are active and clean. Female servants
or, as they are called, helps, are chiefly Irish, and
a poor lot they are. Seldom do you find a native
born American acting in this capacity. In Ameri-
ca ladies are still in large minority, and this may
in some measure account for the universal deference
offered to them. If a lady enters a crowded car, at
once several gentlemen jump up and offer their
seats. She looks round in the most business-like
manner, guesses she'll have this one and sits down.
It she happens to thank the unfortunate whose seat
she has selected, she does so with the air of one to
whom such acts of courtesy are matters of course.
*By day and night ladies may and do travel alone
with the greatest assurance. Occasionally I met
with a woman's rights champion. I cannot say
-that 1 much admired her. If she is married, I pity
her husband ; if she is not it is because she scorns
to become the toy or the victim or the chattel of
any man. A wife, says she, has no name, she is
do citizen; she may have property and land, but
she has no hand in making the laws by which these
are regulated. Her husband may squander her
fortune and break her heart, she has no recourse.
In argument they are bad to beat. Generally I had
my pipe put out. In my own sleeve, however, I
remembered and consoled myself with the words of
Artemnus Ward-' In her proper place the female
woman is an ornament to society and a benefit to
the world ; when she leaves that and, metaphori-
cally speaking, puts on the pantaloons, she is an
unmitigated nuisance.'
Young'America is decidedly an advanced speci-
men. He sits at table, and gives his full share of
the entertainment. He hasn't the furthest-off idea
of being awed into silence. He ventures into any
subject; gives his opinion without pressing, and
puts questions like a philosopher. I heard of a
Sunday School teacher, who put the question to a
small Yankee, who was the first man ?' 'General
Washington,' was the ready answer. Oh, no,'
said the teacher, 'it was Adam.' 'Waal,' said
young America reflectively, 'if you go for foreign-
ers, I guess you're about right.'
Many Americanisms sound at fist curious.
When a yankee conjectures, he guesses. If he is
quite sure, he'll bet his bottom dollar. If he
wishes you to be quick, he asks you to Hurry up.

When he does anything at once, it is I right away.'
When he has to pay, Le's got to 'plank down.'
When he yokes his horse, he 'hitches him.' Such
expressions as 'That's a fact,' 'He does, eh?' and
'Is that so ?' are in constant use.
In conclusion (said Mr. )Duthie), what do we see
in the far West ? A nation impregnable, yet % ith no
standing army; a nation, having neither king nor
aristocracy, yet bound to its Constitution ; without
a National Church, yet celebrated for its charities
and already in the van of missionary enterprise; a
social system, into which the most different, nay,
the most indifferent, elements of all nationalities are
constantly being poured, yet capable of fusing and
moulding this heterogeneous mass into a living
power ; a people of unbounded enterprise, pressing
into the world's markets with the unmeasured pro-
ducts of their soil, machinery, and brain. In this
country, on the other hand, we see the price of land
pressed beyond its value, not by the landowners or
their agents, but by the demand,insatiate and unrea-
soning, of men who have capital and seek for homes-
The instinct may be natural to stick to the old hive
and work in the old cells ; but is it not true that
the hive is crowded and the honey melting slowly
but too surely away? Gentlemen, there is room in
the West. The intelligence, the sound principle
and the courage that grow in this dear old land
Lave already proved omnipotent in the great cities
vnd prairies of America. The mustard plant of
Fcotland has there grdwn into a great and spread-
ing tree. To men who are young and strong, who
have clear heads and willing hands, and, what is
indispensible, capital, let me say-Why press into
paths already overcrowded and unremunerative at
home, when, by so doing, you only harass others,
and oppress yourselves ? In the West there are
work and wealth, food and freedom for such as you.
Take a solid Scotchman, remove him from those
old grooves, where his latent powers may never be
called into exercise, and give him field; and,
without the powers of the .rophet, I will show you
in the future a manhood strong, noble, and success-
ful. To such men I say unhesitatingly, Go ye up
and possess the land.
. At the close, a most cordial vote of thanks was
nassed to Mr. Duthie for his excellent lecture.,

THE AWFUL FLOODS IN HUNGARY. Persons desirous of Shipping
An eye-witness of the calamity at Szegedin thus i-
describes the early consequences of the floods:_W=-
"In order to reach the town of Szegedin we had to,
row for about six miles in small boats which we- ITo J ew ork,
bad) brought from Pesth. On our way we passed TO THE CONSIGNMENT OF
one town' called Doroszma and several villages TO THl CONSIGNMENT OF
already many feet deep in water. The houses were ,I Pessrs. .liddleton Co.,
nearly all in ruins, only the broken roofs sticking
out above the water. We proceeded further on, pass- Will please call upon
ing ruins of houses, farms, &c., with quantities of MR."SAMUEL A., MASTERS,
hay, straw, furniture,. doors, and window frames ,No..26 Front Street,
floating about. We were all anxiety to reach Sze Who will rede them every facility for so doing.
gedin, and the uncertain state of affairs made us Who will render them every facility for so doing.
hurry on in the direction of collection of churc Hamilton, March 18th, 1879.-2n2m
spires and roofs which seemed to grow out of the
sea of waters. After hard rowing we perceived in Notice to 'Farmers of Bermuda
the distance a longlineofsome three or four miles in ___
extent, which at first had the appearance of a great The Undersigned solicits consignments of *
sea snake stretchedd out onthe waters and covered
with a mass of moving creatures, and behind tbi
were visible tf e spires and roofs of a large town.
We 'came near'er and nearer, and the sea snake For the well known house of t
gradually turned into a long dilyke of black earth, c
itr which thousands of people were busy with spade, Ja In es A. J u51dlg C
shovel, and wheelbarrow. The !ouadation of this 46 48 road Avenue, a
was a strong railway embankmenC,. bu the tp of W ashington Market, N.. .
the latter was already some five feet reader the level Washington Market, N.
of the floods, to keep out which a secob'd andnatu- He can guarantee full sales and prompt re- S
rally far weaker dyke had been cost ructed. It turns as in past seasons., c
was on this that the industrious inhabitas' ts of Sze- JAMES H. BUTLER I
gedin had been at work for days antu nights. e
Toanebig sights were to be met with there ', Wo- Sole Agent.
men were bringing up earth in their market L' >askets Office at 0C. S.Whitter's, next Royal Gazete"
or their aprons. Even little children post 'essed Office.
themselves of their fathers' hats, which they i lled Hamilton, March 18. 1879.*-tf 0
with their little bands, and toddled up the st eep t
incline with their beavy burden. The.order whi-n N th m e TT i
was maintained was realy wonderful. There wa | N tiJ t oC .V arll ers.
no pushing or shoving, crying, or noise of any sort
amongst the thousands of busy hands; men, women, T
and children were all alike bent on one object. I H E Undersigned is prepared to
A Hungarian gentleman, Mr. Gerster by name, one .PURGHAStE' PLRODUCE during the pre-
of the directors of the Francis Canal Steam Towage a at Season at the highest Market Rates.
Company, had the foresight to order one of theiir persons desirous of shipping to New York
large steam tugs, the Csongrad, to proceed to Sze- persons through me free of chrgeto
gedin immediately. The steamer was-commanded by can do so through me free of charge-to
Captain Hadzoy, and through his and Mr. Gerster's R iex','. 94. 'it. /IffWf)r'd "
almost superhuman exertions over mne thousand i .
lives were saved. The next day we steamed on to 4 4 ".
what was once the flourishing and industrious vil- I Prompt Sales returned.
lege of Tap6, with its 2,500 inhabitants, to Cash payable i N York or ermuda at
place entirely destroyed-nothing wasstandagbbit paya' o in
the church. The river embankment in front oft the Shipper's option.
village was high and about 80 yards broad,;; F. D. S. NASH,
on this were collected most of the inhabitants 23 Front Street.
while the rest were on some half dozen barge. J;Iamilton, Il)th March, 1879.-tf
moored to the dyke lower down. The sight was- _#
piteous in the extreme. Every inch of the dyke f
was occupied ; some people were even standing half Otl"(0
in the water. There were weeping mothers trying *
to quiet the babes on their breasts, children of all --
ages sobbing, their little hearts out; sick people hlie iU iader signed,
placed-carelully on tables,so as to be out of the reach a W l D ae
of the waters; and all imaginable household goods ,IZmporter and W wholesale Dealer
and chattels stacked in high heaps, which every IN
instant threatened to topple over into the waters, IIN
which were already bearing away the last remnants JVest India Rum, Wines, Brandy,
of many-a happy home., I went myself on board one Wh A
of the barges, which was full of the aged and sick. G rn, Whiskey. Ale, Porter,
Some poor creatures held up their hands to me in C., C.
despair, entreating for a little food; these poor poo-. c
pie had been existing for days on stale bread and Orders by Mail carefully selected.
Indian corn. We took them some fresh food from All goods sold in Boud--just a shave above
our steamer; -we dared not take them on board, for ost.
we had to go some way yet up the river, where it-,. Write'for price list,
was reported that 400 workmen, who had been MANL
working on a dam, were in great danger, the dam A. MANLE Y,
having burst further down, and they were cut off Halifax, Nova Scotia
from all communication. We passed the remains; jlalifax, April 14, 1879.-6 ms.
of several villages all in the same state, and brought
the 400 workmen on board by boatfuls, which took AMERI CAN WATCH :
some time. It was dark when we got back to Sze- iAMERICAN WATCHES$
gedin. The wind was blowing straight onthedyke
and with such force that the waves splashed over
in many places. Torches were blown out and the
men had to work in darkness. It was indeed a ter-
rible ,suspense. I went back to my hotel, and fell
-into a deep slumber. I started up. A great bell ,
was tolling, when, bang! bang! bang! three sue. -
cessive cannon shots.' I then knew that all was
over. Hurrying down into the street, I found it
full with people. The storm, the darkness, and the
cries and lamentations of thousands combined, -,
hall; the gas had gone out suddenly when I first
awoke, so that I made my way with great difficulty.
About two-thirds of the way I was met by the on- H UwWAT HE fr both
coming waters, which were then pouring into the E1 Lie above n A t1 H ES for both
town pretty fast. I pushed through the crowd with Ladies and Gentlemen are kept constantly
great difficulty and managed to reach the steamer on hand by the Undersigned: Any grade Move-
Csongrad. I found that the captain and some of meant not in Stock will be furnished at the
his men,accompanied by Mr. Gerster withtwo boats, vManufactor's list price. Also, make to orler
were already at work in the town saving life. In 'any style of Case with Crest, Monogram, &c.,
spite of the rushing waters and falling houses they engraved.
went in that terrible darkness to the most dangerous Remember the American Watch Co. received
spots, and took off the unfortunate people from trees,he Gol Medal at tei late Paris Exhibition.
houses, and even lamp posts. They brought back t Gold Meal at the late Paris Exhibition.
boatfull after boatfull to the steamer until the deck April 22, 1 79.-2 -
was crowded. I went again on the dyke, and E T C HILD.
amongst thousands and thousands of refugees, many Front Street, HIlamilton,
of whom could see their houses and all theypossess. Dec. 16, 1878. u.o.o.
ed vanish before their eyes. The sight was heart-
fall! The waters seemed to saw the foundations N E ~' ~LN"O NS
from under them. One moment I saw a house, P ERLU MITT I V)
with its inmates gathered on the roof, and in the o-- ^LA:J t 9

loft women looking out of every available :hole in celebrated tor nearly a century past, is of the very
the wooden tiles, holding their children to be saved, best English manufacture. For its purity and great
when there came a rumbling noise and crash, and excellence it has obtained the following
the whole building, with its living freight was EXHIBITION PRIZE MEDALS,
gone. In the space of two minutes I saw six houses LONDON, 1862. PARIS, 1867.' CORDOVA, 1872.
disappear. This terrible destruction continued all LIMA, 1872. VIENNA, 1873.
day, and the misery of the next night of darkness PHILADELPHIA, 76.
and storm was beyond all description. I calculate ATKINSONIS CHOIE PERFUM E
that there were over 40,000 people collected on the ATKINSON'S CHOICE PERFUM s
river dyke, while the rest were flying over the For the HIandkerchief,
bridge of boats and the railway bridge towards White Rose, Frangipanne, Ylang Ylang, Stephano.
New Szegedin, which was still out of water. The tis, Opopanax, Jockey Club, Ess. Bouquet
suffering of the poor people on the dyke has been I Trevol, Mlagnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
terrible; infants have been frozen to death on their let. And all other odours, of the
mother's breast." finest quality only.
"'" --- *- AJtkinson's Florida Water
DR. ROBERTS'S most fragrant Perfume, distilled from the choices.
-,N. r rV rD A rrtl V"r T Nm T .1 r NT'I Exotics.

~j1~i1DLt1I hi W~IN'

is confidently recommended to the Public as an un-
failing remedy for wounds of every description; a
certain remedy for ulcerated legs, burns, scalds;
bruises, chilblains, scorbutic eruptions, and pimples
in the face, sore and inflamed eyes, sore heads, sore
breasts, piles. It also entirely removes the foul
smell arising from Cancer.
Sold in pots, 131d., 2/9, 4/6, 11/ and 22/ each ; and
Proved by more than sixty years' experience to be
one of the best medicines for purifying the blood and
asisting Nature in her operations. They form a
mild and superior family aperient, which may be
token at all times without confinement or change of
Sold in Boxes at 1/1 2/9, 4/6, 11/ and 22/each.
Prepared only by BEACII & BARNICOTT, Brid-
port, Dorset England, an I sold by all Medicine
Dec. 10, 1878.--Se. o

a very refreshing Wash -which stimulates the skin
to a healthy action and promotes the growth of the
A powerful Perfume distilled from the finest flawers.
And other specialities and general articles ofPer.
funmery may be obtained of all dealers throughout
the World, and of the Manufacturers
J. & 'ATZ=I1 ON,

CAUTION.-Mesrss. J. & E. ATKINSON manu-
facture their articles of one and the best quality only.
l'urchasers are cautioned to avoid counterfeitsby,
observing that each article is labelled with the Firm
Trade Mark, "a White Rose on a Golden Lyre."
printed in seven colours.


United States Mail Steamers.


WYOMING sails Ifay 6, at 5 a.m.
NEVADA sails May 20, at 4 p.m.
WISCONSIN sails May 27, at 10 a.m.
MONTANA sails June 3, at 4p.m.
WYOMING sails June 10, at 9-30 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
earry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus :-securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking Room, Bath Room and Piano on
Bach Steamer.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima"from Ber-
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
'A Monday, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ug next day.
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, April 24, 1879.

Hard Stone lime.

3500 Bushels Hard Stone Wood
Burnt LIME.
For Sale by H. C. OUTERBRIDGE, Cause-
way Road, or 61' Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 1878.



187 Reade Street,

All Persons desirous of shipping to the above
address will be afforded every accommodation
by applying to our Agent
Reid Street, Hamilton.
Bermuda, April 1, 1879.-2m

Flatts Village Boarding
f1HIS is a very beautiful place. Is situated
at the junction of the roads at the-Flatts,
and is known as Palmetto Grove." Is within
twenty minutes drive of Hamilton, and quite
near the Walsingham Caves. It borders on the
beautiful sheet of water, Hlarrington Sound, a
famous place for sea bathing.
The Proprietor has a Boat at hand for pleasure
excursions on the sound and other waters. He
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle-
men Boarders on very reasonable terms.
September 3, 1878.

. -d

T heodore Outerbridge,

Reid Street, West of Royal Gazette" Office

Office Hours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-

Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton,October 26th, 1876.

For Sale,

'ZOE,' Yacht,
1-98 tons registrar,
With new sails, iron ballast, complete.
Apply to
Lt. BUCKLE, 19th Regt.,
Boaz Island


r HE UNDERSIGNED having returned from
' New York most respectfully informs the
Public in general of Bermuda, that he has re-
opened his
Photograph Gallery,
Corner Church and Burnaby sts., Hamilton,
And is prepared to execute in all its branches
and in first class style; Porcelain Work, Photo-
graph and Ferrotype Views. Old Pictures copied
and enlarged and finished if required in Indian

Hamilton, Feby. 4, 1879.


Queen Street, Hamilton,
Between the Stores of-Messrs. F. A.

Pain t e r,
&c., &e.
July 15, 1878.-12 m.


S. H. Cappe,
Licensed d.uctionee*r

D. W.I,
Septr. 31, 1878.-12ms

For Rent.
That desirable Residence in Paget

]tnberrtr at
A comfortable DWELLING HOUSE with
HOUSE, &c., and about 4 Acres of LAND.
Possession given 1st May next.

Apply to

. 31st March, 1879.



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Horse, Carriage 4" Cart
rI HE Undersigned having resumed Business
at his old Stand, Corner of Church and
Junction Streets, near Hlamilton Ilotel, takes
this method of thanking his friends and the'pub.
lie generally for past favours, and humbly soli-
cits a continuance of same.
January 6, 1879.

JLMJ1A-CK-MAY, 1879.

S2 Suz. Tide, REMARKS.

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7 We5 11 6 41 16 8 18
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9 Fri 5 9 6 43 18 9 54
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every Tuesday by DoNALD M'PHEE LEE,
Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent
North-west Corner of Reid and Burnaby Street,
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., will be
printed at the shortest notice.-Agents,
at St. Georges for the Royal Gazelle,
, Messrs.'GEORGE BOYLE & SON, West End
Water Street. .i n

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Supplement to Bermuda Royal Gazette, May 6, 1879.

H. M. S. Griffin, Commander F. K. Boardman,
arrived on Sunday last, bringing thence an Eng-
lish Mail of the 16th ultimo.
Commander Boardman will please accept our
thanks for some Halifax papers of 30th ult, kindly
sent us.
Fred. Allison, Esq., 181 South Park Street, Hali-
fax, died on the 29th ult., after a most painful ill-
ness of several months. Mr. Allison, was the found-
er of the Halifax Morning Herald, and for many
years one of its directors. He was much esteemed
and respected.
The New foundland Legislature was prorogued
on the 19th ultimo. The House of Assembly una-
nimously passed a vote of thanks to Hon. W.V.
Whiteway for his services before the Fishery Com-
mission at Halifax.

Queen Victoria's Danger.-Dr. Wiede, of Zurich,
editor of the Neue Gessellechaft, was arrested a few
pays ago in Milan, on the accusation of engaging
in a plot to assassinate the Queen of England and
the King and Queen of Italy. His friends declare
that be is incapable of such a design.

LONDON, April 24.-The Synod of the Presby-
terian Church of England has resolved to appoint
the Rev. Dr. Patton of Chicago to the Chair of A-
pologetical Theology in the Presbyterian College of
[The Rev. Gentleman alluded to is a native of
Bermuda]-Ed. Br. Royal Gazette.

Latest from Europe, &c.
The Mail Steamer Flamborough, Captain Fraser,
from New York, which place she left at 3 p.m., of
the 1st inst., reached her wharf in this Town, soon
after 8 o'clock yesterday morning, having had a
pleasant run.
We are ii debted to Captain Fraser, Mr. Purser
Thompson, Mr. Steward Belanzer, and Captain
Vesey, passenger, for files of New York papers of
the 1st.
Shares Delaware'& Hudson Canal Co., 457-6ths

New Market first Spring Meeting which came off on
the 30th ultimo, and which Mr. Lorillard, with his
American Uncas hoped to win, was taken by Lord
Falmouth's chestnut colt Charibert, Mr. W. Goater's
bay colt Cadogan being second, and Count F. de
Laarange's chestnut colt Rayon d'Or third.
Fifteen horses started. Uncas came in ninth.
Petting-25 to 1 against Charibert; 7 to 1 against
Cadogan; 5 to 1 against Rayon d'Or; 3 to 1 against
Parole" is entered for the Chester Trades Cup,
wt ich comes cff on Wednesday, May 7. Betting-
Parole" is quoted at 5 to 4 against him, some
quote even betting against the field.

Sir William Armstrong & Co., are executing an
order for a 20 ton breechloading gun for the Gov-
ernment of Canada, the largest breechloader manu-
factured, and the gun is shortly to be put upon trial
under the supervision of the staff of the School of
Gunnery, Shoeburyness. Should the experiments
prove successful, orders will be given for the manu-
facture of five other weapons of similar dimensions.
It is proposed to use these guns for coast defence.-
Whitehall Review.
Repeal of the Insolvency Law.-OTTAWA, April 30.
-In the House of Commons last night, after along
discussion on Mr. Colby's new Insolvent bill, Mr.
Bechard moved as an amendment the uncondition-
al repeal of the Insolvency law, which was carried
by a majority of 25. Mr. Bechard then moved a
second reading of his bill to repeal the Insolvent
act of 1875, which was carried by a majority of 57.
The bill will be read the third time to-day. There
was considerable excitement in the House at the
result of the vote.

Debate in the House of Lords-Motion in favor of
Counteracting Foreign Tariffs-Beaconsfield's Views
-Lorne's Protective Policy.
LONDON, April 30.-In the House of Lords last
night Lord Bateman moved resolutions in favor of
reciprocity and a Parliamentary inquiry to ascer-
tain the means of counteracting the injurious effects
of excessive foreign tariffs. Lord Beaconsfield said
the utmost the government could do in negotiating
commercial treaties was to see that England had
the benefit of "the most favored nation clause."
He objected to violent changes. The indefinite in-
quiry recommended in the'motion would cause dis-
appointment and uneasiness. It was absurd to de-
scribe the condition of the country as one of dis-
tress and distraction. He believed there were
evidencesl'that trade was reviving. Earl Gran-
ville agreed that there were signs of revival in the
United States owing to a wonderfully good harvest.
He hoped trade would gradually revive until it bad
at least attained its old position. He congratulated
Lord Beaconsfield on so distinctly repudiating fal-
lacious specifics. The motion was negatived.
Canada's Protective Tariff.-A despatch from

Lord Lorne, Governor General of Canada, is pub-
lished, in which he justifies the Dominion protec-
tive tariff on the ground that the action of the Uni-
ted States is invariably hostile to Canada on all
matters relating to tariffs, and that the manufac-
turers in the United States can disorganize and de-
stroy. any special Canadian industry by combining
to flood the Canadian market vith a similar pro-
duct sold below the actual value. The absence of
a duty thus has the same effect as that produced by
a government bounty. The Canadian Minister of
Finance appends a inemoraLdum, saying that if the
: tariff materially alters the volume of trade with
Great Britain it must be on the side of an increase,
and that in several branches this result will cer-
tainly follow.

THE ZULU WAR.-A despatch to the Standard
from Cape Town, April 8, says the Zulus appear
to have recovered very rapidly from their defeat at
Gingelova, as large numbers are reported in the
neighborhood of Ekowe. Sickness is more or less
prevalent among the British forces.
A despatch to the News from Cape Town, dated
the 8th inst., says :-" A strong British force will be
despatch from Tugela for Cetywayo's kraal in a
fortnight. It is stated from Pretoria that 4,000
Boers have assembled near that place, and that
hostilities between them and the British may arise
at any moment. They seem anxious to avoid
firing the first shot.
Colonel Pearson and the Ekowe garrison reached
the Tugela on the 28th. Lord Chelmsford is at
Durbar. The Zulus now occupy Ekowe, while
King Cetywayo has. retired beyond the Umvolosi

Hostilities Expected between the Boers and the British
LoNDON, April 30.-The statement in the Cape
Town despatch, published in the Daily News this
morning, that 4,000 Beers had assembled near Pre-
toria and that hostilities between them and the
British may arise at any moment, &c., is not sup-
ported by special despatches to the other London

Pretoria, April 4, and merely says, "All is well."
The despatches to the Daily News heretofore on
this question have been untrustworthy. [Never-
theless the Boers are greatly excited, and a majori-
ty of them are in favor of independence.
Since the above we have had the information from
London on the 23rd that Sir Bartle Frere had ar-
rived at Pretoria, and that the Boers assembled
there had threatened to keep him s a hostige un-
less their demands were complied with. A des-
patch to the Daily News from Pietermaritsburg,
dated April 8, said it was reported that the Boers
had surrounded Pretoria. News from South Afri-
ca takes some fourteen or fifteen days to reach Lon-
don, and we find the Boers still assembled in Pre-
toria, on the 15th of April, as they were on the 23rd
of March. This looks as if they were in earnest.
The official despatch referred to in the cable mes-
sage is dated the 4th and says, "All is well!"
Strictly interpreted these words mean that on the
4th the Boers had not yet assumed a decidedly
threatening attitude, but there is no reason to doubt
that they have done so now or had done so by the
14th or 15th of April.]

THE BRITISH IN INDIA.-Teldgrams from India
speak o' the complete breakdown of the quartermas-
ter and commissary departments of the Khyber co-
lumn (now at Jelalabad and Gandamak). Owing
to a lack of transportation the column is said to be
incapacitated for offensive operations. The garri-
son of Candahar is in a very similar position. In
consequence of these failures the control of trans-
port has been transferred from the commissariat to
the commander of the column, the Chief Commid-
sary merely advising and assisting. This effects a
radical change in the Indian military system.
Paris Univers from St. Petersburg reports that two
regiments of foot guards and a brigade of artillery
have lost so many officers by arrest that they have
been obliged to draw officers from other regiments.
Four thousand seven hundred political prisoners
were removed from Fort Petropanlovski in one night
to K-zan, Saratoff and other Eastern prisons.
Tie Czar to the Bulgarians.-The St. Petersburg
Golo. publishes a telegram from Odessa announcing
that Adjutaut General Obrutschoff passed through
that city to-day on his way to Constantinople, as
the bearer of a letter from the Czar to the Sultan
and a proclamation of the Czar to the Bulgarians,
calling upon them to abstain from disorders
and to conform to the stipulations of the Treaty of
The Eastern Question.-The Marquis of Salisbury,
Secretary of State for the Foreign Department,
speaking at a banquet of the Middlesex Conserva-
tive Association, last night, declared the govern-
ment were determined not to depart in any way from
the Treaty of Berlin. They had already given up a
great deal for the sake of peace, but could give up
no more. So far as he knew, the great Powers,
without exception. were firmly resolved to execute
the treaty. If the Eastern Roumelians accepted
the autonomy, which was guaranteed them, their
position would be an enviable one. If they refused
it, repression must follow, and their blood would
be upon their own heads. But he did not believe
they would choose the latter alternative.

The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Paris
Univers, in a letter to that journal, says :-"The po-
lice are openly arresting people at all hours of the
day, whereas arrests were hitherto made at night.
On the slightest suspicion against any person his
whole family are arrested and domiciliary visits are
paid to all their acquaintances, these leading to
further apprehensions on the most frivolous grounds.
Eighty-three keepers of furnished lodging are in
prison for not reporting within twenty-four hours
the latest arrivals. M. Jakovleff, a government of-
ficer, residing in the Winter Palace, and his son,
an officer in the Guards, are among the persons in
custody. Baron Bistrom, deputy commandant of
the St. Petersburg garrison, and General Gilden-
stube, commandant of the Moscow garrison, have
been superseded for insufficient enthusiasm toward
the new order of things. There are few pedestrians
or carriages in the streets, but an endless line of
porters are seated on stools at every door with stout
sticks. Covered prison vans frequently pass, with
a police officer mounted beside the driver, and Gen.
Gourko drives around in an open drosky, escorted
by Cossacks cracking their whips. The inhabitants
ate not accomplices of the nihilists, but apathetic
The News' St. Petersburg despatch announces
that a circular has been sent to all Governors of pro-
vinces directing them to immediately execute the
commands of the newly appointed Governors Gen.-
eral. This order virtually extends the military re-
gimen to the whole Empire.

The Greater Part of the Town Burned-Half the Pop-
ulation Destitute-Terrible Distress.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 30.-News has reached
here of a terrible conflagration, which has destroyed
the principal part of the city of Orenburg, on the
Ural, the last point of European Russia which the
traveller passes on his way from St. Petersburg to
Turkestan and Central Asia. The houses of the
town were mostly of wood, and consequently the
flames, fanned by a raging wind, swept on with in-
tense velocity. The loss is enormous, and more
than half the population (estimated at about thirty-
five thousand) are now destitute of food and shel-

ter. A telegram from the Governor of Orenburg
to the Russian Minister of the Interior, dated ten
minutes to twelve o'clock, on the evening of the
28th of April, says :-" The fire has been raging
since ten o'clock this morning, and a violent storm
is also prevailing. The distress is terrible. The
fire is spreading rapidly, and it will be impossible
'to save any part of the city attacked by it."
The Sweep of the Flames.-A despatch dated twen-
ty minutes to nine o'clock of the morning of the
29th says :-" The conflagration raged yesterday
and throughout the night. Several houses are still
burning. The storm has ceased. The best quarters
of the town are in ashes. Among the buildings
destroyed are two churches, the artillery barracks,
the Town Hall, the engineer headquarters, the auc-
tion mart, the telegraph station, the seminary for
teachers, the Custom House, the Control Office and
the District Military Court House. The public
funds and the greater part of the official archives
were saved. The loss to the inhabitants is enor-
mous. Three charred bodies up to the present mo-
ment have been found in the ruins. Persons suf-
fering from burns and other injuries are being tend-
ed in the barracks outside the town and in the
Summer Gymnasium. The Governor of Samara
has been telegraphed to for a supply of bread.
Measures have been taken in the neighboring vil-
lages to relieve the distress of the sufferers. The
number, however, is so great that it is feared the
local resources will fall far short of what is re-
The Governor appeals to the Minister for speedy
pecuniary assistance. No riots or excess occurred
during the conflagration. A large number of gov-
ernment officials were among the persons injured.
The Minister of the Interior has sent 10,000 roubles
to aid the sufferers.
Nihilism at Work.-LONDON, May 1.-The Stand-
ard's Berlin correspondent attributes the Orenburg
fire to political discontent, and points out that of-
fenders are frequently banished to Orenburg.
A Russian Village Totally Burned.-ST. PETERS-
BURG, April 30.-The village of Gratchenko, on the
XT-r V- V, -- 11 1k.--- -

Played at Prospect April 23rd. Won by the
Officers in an innings by 40 runs. Score:
OFFICERS.-18st Innings.
Lieut. H. E. Rawson, b. Fetherstone ..........20
P. V. Turner, Esqr., b. Knowles .............. 8
Col. P. D. Vigors, b. Fetherstone ............. 1
2nd Lieut. A. De S. Hadow, b. Fetherstone .... 5
Lieut. J. H. Eden, run out.......... .........20
Lieut. J. A. Fearon, b. Fetherstone...........28
Lieut. F. Carpenter, l.b.m., b. Fetherstone....... 3
2nd Lieut. J. I. Cotesworth, b. Knowles........ 1
Lieut. J. G. Lutyens, run out ............... 8
Capt. Athorpe, b. Knowles.................... 2
2nd Lieut. H. S. Macartney, not out .......... 0
Byes ............................. 13
Leg byes ....... ................. 1
W ides .................. ........ 5


1st Innings. 2nd Innings.

Sapper Smith, b. Eden 2

Sapper Mobbs, run out 2

Private Knowles, b. Eden 1
Pvt. Gorman, c. Vigors, b.
Eden 7
Private Goodacre, l.b.w., b.
Carpenter 3
Sapr. Fetherstone, b. Eden 1
Pvt. Huggins, c. & b. Car-
penter 9
Cpl. Barron, b. Carpenter 3
Cr.-Sgt. Drew, b. Carpenter 0
Private Grundy, not out 0
Sapr. Fasson, b. Carpenter 2
Byes 5

c. Athorp, b. Car-
c. Turner, b. Car-

Run out

b. Turner -
b. Carpenter
c. Macartney, b.
b. Hadow
b. Carpenter
b. Hadow
Not out
No ball

Total 35 Total 40

Played at Prospect on April 25th. Won by 19th
Regiment by 10 wickets. Score:

I st Innings. 2nd
Lieut. M. P. O'Callaghan,
c. Collins, b. Goodacre 8 b. Eden
P. D. M. Henderson, Esq.,
run out 0 b. Good
B. Mowbray, Esq., b. Hadow 5 b. Good
R. B. Abdy, Esq., b. Eden 0 c. Maca

Lt. A. W. Davies, b. Good-
acre 4 b. Good
Lt. F. S. Pelham, c. Collins,
b. Goodacre 16 c. Eden,
W. 0. Lyne, Esq., b. Hadow 0 c. Hado
Rev. J. H. Blunn, b. Hadow 2 Not out
T. H. S. Parley, Esqr., b.
Hadow 5 b. Eden
C. E. Tower, Esqr., l.b.w.,
b. Hadow 6 b. Good
A. G. Moore, Esq., not out 2 b. Good,
Byes 5
Leg byes 2
Wides 0

Total 55


rtney, b.


b. Hadow
w, b. Eden

acre 5
acre 0

Total 53

19TH (P. W. 0.) REGIMENT.
Ist Innings. 2nd Inns.
Lieut. J. H. Eden, b. Abdy 14
Private Collins, b. Blunn 0
Lieut. J. A. Fearon, b. Abdy 3 not out 6
2nd Lieut. A. De S. Hadow, b. Abdy 7
Pvt. Gorman, c. O'Callaghan, B. Abdy 5
2nd Lieut. J. I. Cotesworth, b. Abdy 12
Private Goodacre, c. and b. Abdy 11
Lieut. H. Bowles, not out 18 Not out 0
2nd Lieut. H. S. Macartney, b. Abdy 6
Lieut. G. C. S. Handcock, b. Mowbray 2
Lieut, J. Davies, b. Mowbray 1
Byes 15
Leg byes 2
Wides 7



103 Total 6


It came, it went
Like some dim dream of night
Which leaves us at
Th' approach of morning light.
Was it a phantom
An ethereal guest
Doomed for awhile
In vain to seek for rest?
It could not be
For those who found its shade
So very nice "
Have all agreed 'tis said
In this at least
Nobody could be seen
By chaperones
When once behind its screen.
But now 'tis gone,
For good I will not say;
It may perchance
Appear some other day.
Of this I'm sure
That did it know but half
The kind inquiries,
Though concealed in chaff,
Which have been made
By many a lady fair,
It would come back
Were it of earth or air.
But can it be
That its short life is o'er!
Though newly born
The tower is no more ?
Fallen a prey
To an unruly horde,
Not to the winds
Which vainly round it roared,
But mobbed to death,
Ruthlessly rent in twain ?
If so, 'tis clear
It ca'nt come back again.
Its form was rude,
Its movements rather slow,
But still it proved
That it had lots of go."
It did its best
A sheltered nook to make
To which fond swains
Might gentle partners take.
Now that its gone
We'll write its epitaph,
It would have liked
A little cheerful chaff.
Here lies Gibbs' Hill,
"A lighthouse which could walk
"And do most things,
"You should have heard it talk."

The London correspondent of the Scotchman says
it is probable that'the Duke of Argyll will shortly
visit the Marquis of Lorne.
The rumor that the Boers intended to detain Sir
Bartle Frere at Pretoria is denied. Nevertheless
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