BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 23-Vol. HII. ST~i.TE SvrjiR VIAS ANTIQUAS. 21s. per Ann
Hamailton, Bermtuda, Tuesday, June 1O, IS79.
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Froni the Rayal Gcaette Extra of Tuesday last.
OPENING OF THE
SPEECH OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOV-
ERNOR ON THE OCCASION.
To-day, Tuesday, 3rd -June, being the day ap-.
pointed by Pr*oelamat ion of His Excellency Major-
Geneval uSi RoBERT MI4OAEL LAyiAN, K.C. ~t.G.,
R E., Governor arid'Commander4u.iMChief, for con-
vening theft Colonial Parliament, -His Excellency,
acconaimhaied by Lady.Laffan and Miss Lafan, and
attended by his acting Aide-de'-Camp, Captain F.:
Grieve, 46th Regiment, came down to the Public
Buildings in carriages at 1 o'clock.
A Guard of -Honour of the 1-19th Regiment,
commanded by Captain Munro and'Lieuts, Here-
path anp Malony-the latter Gen4emed bearing
the Colors of the Regiment-was in attendance.
As HIis Excellency reached the entrance to the
Building the Guard. presented arms, whilst thl
Band of the Regiment played the National Anthem.
On entering the Council Chamber His Excellency
was received by the President. aid. Members of Her
Majesty's Council., Mrs. E. Harvey, Mrs G. S.
Tucker, Mrs. Morrison, and-a large number of other
Ladies and Gentlemen were present,; among them
we noticed Mrs. Butterfield and the Misses Butter-
field, Mrs. and the Misses Ingham, Mrs. and the
Misses Darrell, Mrs. Stokes, Mrs. Randall, Mrs..
Dickinson, the Misses Tucker, the Misses Gray, the
Misses Godet, Miss Jones-Col; Morrison, R. E.,
Col. Gordon, R.E., Col. Bennett, Maj. Hereford, the
Mayor of Hamilton, the Solicitor General, Corny.
Genl. Randall, Asst. Corny. General Lilley, Lieuts.
,Dickinsbn, Wood and, Rawson, R.E., Capt. Foster,
Lieuts. Phayre, Coteswood and McCartney, Revds.
M. James, J. C. L. Jones, and Hardy and very
many others. "
The Prorost Marshal General having been di-
rected by I1-is Excellency the Goverior .o request
the attendance at the Council Chamber of the House
of Assembly, the Members of that Honorable House
-headed by their-Speaker, the Honorable Samuel
Saltus Ingham-were soon in attendance, when
His Excellency delivered, in a clear and impressive
iianner, the following gracious
Mr. President and Honorable Gentlemen of the
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of
I am glad to see you assembled toge-
ther once more to resume your legislative
labours. I hope the result of your deliber-
ations, during the Session we are about to
open, will tend materially 'to promote the
welfare and prosperity of the community
whose interests you represent.
Since I last had the pleasure of medt-
ing you the Church Synod Bill of last Ses-
sion has come into operation, and the first
Synod of the Church of England in Ber-
muda has been constituted and has begun
its sittings. I trust that the 'measures
Adopted by that influential body will, with
God's blessing, have the effect, of providing
for the better government of the Estab-
lished Church in these Islands, and above
all of procuring for it at an early date the
inestimable advantages of episcopal super-
There are some points connected with
1 the legislation of last Session to which I
wish to invite your especial attention.
The Act for the Regulation of the Post
Office was passed somewhat hastily towards
the end of the Session, and some of its
clauses have been found in practice to be
.worded. in .a. manne that has caused con-
,iderable incon'enience .
Clause 39, for instance, was clearly in-
tended to place finds. at 'the disposal of
the Governor and, Council for the purpose
of defraying the cost of providing plates,
dies and stamps and other necessary re-
quisites for the Post Office Department, but
the wording of the clause directing that the
accounts for such requisites should first have
been audited by the Committee of Quarter-
ly Accounts has rendered the provision use-
less, as the plates and dies and stamps
must be procured from England, and must
be paid for in that country before they are
sent out-here; and it is impossible there-
fore to have the accounts previously audit-
ed by the Committee of Quarterly Accounts.,
The consequence of this defect in the
Post Office Regulation Act may be very se-
rious, as this Government is thereby pre-
vented from complying with the directions
issued by the General Postal Union, which
has decided that all countries comprised in
the Union must at ence issue and use Post
Cards, to procure which dies and cards must
be ordered in England and paid for there.
SThe Attorney General will introduce 'a
Bill for the purpose of amending this and
some other defects in the Post Office Re-
gulation Act, and I trust that you will be
'able to pass it at an early date.
:With respect to the Act providing for
the Post Office Establishment I request your
attention to the fact that it has been found
impossible to obtain the services of any
competent person as Clerk in the Post Of-
fice at Hamilton for Ihe very moderate sa-
lary attached to that Office, namely 60 a
year. The appointment was offered in the
first instance to five persons in succession
who were known to be capable of perform-
ing the duties, but it was declined by each
of them, on the ground that the salary was
insufficient to live upon. The Office was
then thrown open to public competition and
a number of candidates presented themselves,
but they were none of them found on ex-
amination to possess the qualifications re-
quired, and.,the Office therefore still remains
vacant, and Mr. Turner, who is in tempo-
rary charge of the Post Office Department
is obliged to engage temporary assistance
at considerable cost, to enable him to carry
on the Post Office work. This is a most
unsatisfactory state of things-it is costly
and it is not efficient--and I trust therefore
you will provide an early remedy by appor-
tioning to the Office of Clerk in the Ham-
ilton Post Office, a salary that will enable
this Government to command the services
of a competent official.
In connection, witit the -subject of sa-
lary I think it .necessary also to point out
to you the extrerie impilicy of affixing du-
ration clauses o -:cts providing for the sa-
laries of Public Servants. The existence of I
such clauses frequently deters eligible can-
didates from accepting office and further
acts as a discouragement to those already
in Office, and prevents them from' devoting
their whole energies to the public service.
In closing the last Session of Parlia-
ment I pointed out to you how desirable
it was to extend the action of the Audit
Act, so as to bring under the cognizance of
the Audit Board, all classes of Public Ac-
counts. The Attorney General will intro-
duce at an early date a Bill for that pur-
pose, which I recommend to your special at-
tention, and trust. you will be able to pass
without delay; thereby giving to the Gov-
ernor the means of satisfying himself of the
accuracy, legality and propriety of all claims
of every kind whatsoever made upon the
Public Treasury before he is called upon to
sign warrants authorising their payment.
As I told you, when closing last Ses-
sion, it is not intended by this Bill in any
way to destroy or diminish the power which
either House of Parliament now possesses, I
of appointing Committees of its own mem-
bers to examine and audit the accounts
of any branch of the public expenditure.
It is intended fully to respect those rights;
but it is claimed on the part of the Gov-
ernor that he also is entitled to have the
means of satisfying himself of the justice
of every demand made upon the Public
Purse, before he is required to sign an or-
der authorizing its payment.
I hope that during the present Session
you will be able to pass a good Police Bill,
and a Bill for regulating the Sale of Li-
quor. The loss of those two Bills during
the last Session was greatly to be regret-
ted, and I trust, therefore, that no impe-
diment will now interrupt their progress.
I expressed to you last year my regret
that the two Houses of Parliament had not
been able to agree as to the proper mode
of providing clerical assistance in the Colo-
nial Secretary's Office, and I pointed out
to you how important it was to the public
interests of this Colony that the business of
that office should be conducted in an effi-
cient manner. I now confine myself to ex-
pressing a hope that a measure may soon
be passed which shall place the clerical
establishment of the Colonial Secretary's
Office on a satisfactory footing.
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of
A Return prepared by the Honorable
Receiver General will be laid before you for
.the 12 months ending 31st March. De-
tailed Estimates will also be laid before you
shewing the probable Receipts and estimated
Expenditure for the year ending 30th June,
1880. These will,.I hope, prove useful guides
to you in making provision for the require-
ments of the Public Seryice.
Mr. President and' Honoiable Gentlemen' of the
Legislative .Council ;'
I Mr. Speaker and Gentleinen of the House of
In conclusion, I desire to point out to
you the unsatisfactory position in which the
question of Public Education now stands in
this Colony, and .I appeal to your patriot-
ism to assist me in endeavouring to im-
prove it. The exapaination papers of the
candidates who applied lately for the ap-
pointment of clerk in the Post Office at
Hamilton shewed a want on their part of the
co imonest elements of knowledge, which
can only be characterized as truly aston-
ishing in a civilized community.
I feel sure I may rely with confidence
on your patriotism and public spirit to find
a remedy for this state of things.
r1 H E Undersigned, a native of Venice, Gard-
ener by profession, begs to inform the
Public that he will undertake to
Lay Ont Gardens
In any style or design, and Cultivate all kinds
of FRUtT TREES and FLOWER PLANTS.
liHe is also well experienced in Grafting Fruit
Trees and other Plants, all at very reasonable
Communications addressed to me and left at
the Royal Gazette" Office will meet with
Hamilton, June 3, 1879.-3
FOR S I L E,
A Box Cart, Dray,
Wheels and Axle.
Please apply at the Office of this Paper for re-
May 24, 1879.-3
OF THE SYNOD.
SA ROt'I'1 C
N OTICE is hereby given that a SPECIAL
-MEETING of the SYNOD OF THE AI' E N
CHURTOH OF ENGLAND IN BERMUDA, .uaET W
WILL (D.V.,) BE HELD,
Trinity school-stoom. Twue,
IN THE TOWN OF HAMILTON, #|3 P9
"J EN WIZeDoAY AT Til
S2t t 11 L.e I e House open
une ,ova at i Iou a.,
To provide for the. Episcopal Supervision of
the Church in these Islands.
J. LUMLEY LOUGH,
Rectory, Paget, May 22nd, 1879.
Has Just Received from
Per Schooner J.H. H. Horton,
A FINE LOT OF
Oak Fire WOOD,
Which will be sold on the Wharf at 12/6 per
Also, a Lot of YELLOW PINE
BOARDS AND SCANTLING
Of various sizes.
A. R. THOMPSON.
P. S.-A Discount will be given taking a large
quantity of Wood.
llamilton, June 3, 1879.
Ice! Ice!! Ice!.!!
The Subscribers are now prepared
Daily (Sundays excepted)
From their Store in Burnaby Street to any per-
son who may desire a supply.
To Customers in lHamilton and Vicinity it
will be delivered by Cart daily-from about 10
o'clock till noon-commencing ou 1st April.
The price is one penny per pound.
D3 Considerable Reduction
made when Persons take a large
Bermuda Artificial lee company,
Hamilton, March 24th, 1879.
Please Take Notice
,nd Save Trouble.
PARTIES receiving FREIGHT by Boat
'0 SOM ERS" are requested to take same
from the Dock immediately after being notified
of their arrival, and for which a receipt will be
required, If the goods are not called for they
will be Warehoused at the expense ofthe Own-
WM. J. LIGHTBOURN,
Pilot of Freight Boat Somers."
Hamilton, June 3rd, 1879.-2
A R E,
6 years, 14'2 high, believed to be sound,
I Open BUGGY and HARNESS
1 DRAY and BOX CART and HARNESS
And a Lot of GARDEN TOOLS.
For further particulars apply to
HERBERT A. PENISTON,
June 3, 1879.-3 pd
For Rent or Lease.
That commodious Dwelling
with Outhouses, Couch-house, Stables, and a
large Garden attached, belonging to Mrs. ALI-
CIA C. WOOD, situated on Reid Street, in the
Town of Hamilton.
For Rent and other particulars please apply
MORRIS A. M. FRITH,
Ice supplied on
\Vaggons run d
No. I ELst Broadv
Boats fqr the lock
Special rates by
O\W 1) ELIV RING
ty Inches Thick,
In## per Powand,
E ICE HOUSE.
from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, if for sickness.
aily (except Sundays), leaving
way at 8 a.m., connectingwith
yard and Boaz.
the quantity, on application
G. W. CASTNE 1?,
Hamilton, 2nd Jane, 1879.--lmn
Nine of nine months old ; three of three
June 3, 1879.
ALL Persons who have 'received TOBACCO
1A SEED FROM THE BOARD OF AGRI-
CULTURE are respectfully requested to make
as early a return as convenient in writing to
the Undersigned if the Seed' has proved good
or not, and if good the present state or cooidi7
tion of tie Plants.
Clerk Board of Agriculture.
Hamilton, May 27th, 1-79.
pERSONS having DEMANDS against the
Estate of the late Mr. SAMUEIL D. J.
DOE, will please render them to the Under-
signed not later than THURSDAY, 19th June
EDMUND H. DOE, utor.
T. J. PEARMAN, ecutors.
Crawl, May 19, 1879.-t. 17 J.
ON or about the 18th November, 1878, be-
tween Prospect and Mount Langton,
Leo their Ielt,
With plated fittings, and monogram E.B.B. on
months, clasp. A silver mounted leather holder attached
containing a dagger with richly carved ivory
CANTEENI' ST WA R,
19th Regt., Prospect.
Now Landing ex Brigt. Excel-
sior," from New York,
50 TONS SUPERI,[OR RED ASH
STO VE COAL
Which will be Sold Cheap on Wharf.
W#. E. TALBOT.
Hamilton, May 27th, 1879.
TO RENT A TRACT OF
in Smith's Parish, may obtain information res-
ecting it by calling at HARRINGTON
E IGI TS," Knapton Hill, Smiths.
May 20, 1879.-3
R. P. Atkins & Co.,
PUiKVEYORS AND CONTRA'CT()RS TO
H. M. ARMY AND NAVY,
To more commodious premises,
e.'o. 14, rost Street,
INDIAN PALE ALE
Bass & Cos.
Barclay & Co. STOUT, in hhds. and
A choice selection of WINES and
and LONDON GROCERIES.
April 22, 1879.
TO RETURN DIRECT.
.&SIR G. F. SEYMOUR,
On or about the 25th inst.
.For particulars of Freight or Passage either
way please apply to CAPT. H. J. WATLING-
TON on board the Ship, or to
J. H. TRIMINGHAM & SONS,
Hamilton, June 3, 1879.-4
For Demerara, W.I.,
To Return Direct.
"T. H. A. Pitt,"
May 20, 1879-4YoUNG, Master,
May 20, 1879.-4 Will sail for the above port
For Sale, ON THURSDAY
A HORSE, The 12th inst.
SCARRIAGE and Parties wishing to engage freight either wa
S I A and please make early application to
HARNESS, for 35. The Property of LIEUT. THeOS. H PITT
CR'ozika, 46th Regiment. 189,
Warwick Camp, June 2, 1879, Hamilton, June tnd 18'9,
A REWARD OF
A REWARD OF ;1 0 0
wil! be given to any one bringing the same to
the office of this paper.
Hamilton, April 29, 1879:
THURBERS REL ABLE
G REAT progress has been made within a few
years in the art of Preserving Fruits., Ve-
getables, Fish and Meats in-tins, and in -conse-
quence the consumption has largely increased.
As yet, however, canned goods are not generally
thought to be "fresh," and some brands.are not,
perhaps, entitled to be so considered. Those
packed by us, however, are Hermetically Sealed
at the sources of supply, when they are in the
best possible condition, by a process which pre-
serves the much-to-be-desired fresh, natural
flavors; and they are really in better condition,
fresher, more palatable and wholesome than
many so-called fresh" articles which are ex-
posed for sale during considerable periods of
time in city markets. All goods bearing our
name are guaranteed to be of superior quality,
and dealers are authorised to refund thepurchase
price in any case where consumers have cause
for dissatisfaction. It is, therefore, to the in-
terest of both dealers. and consumers to use
H. K. & F. B. THURBER & CO,,
IMPORTERS, WHOLESALE GROJERS,
And Manufactares of and Dealers in
P. 0. Box 3-95-New York.
250 BIs. Second Size
S. S. INGHAM,
Hamilton, 29th April, 1879.
Just Received from New York,
And for Sale at ihe Royal Gazette" Stati6nery
3l Selection of Late
P113 B L IC ATIO
By the well known Publishers Appleton, Carl-
ton, Peter.on, &c.
Hamilton, June 3rd, 1879.
'iTHE UNDERSIGNED will be prepared-to
receive and forward
To St. Thomas, W.I., and Halifax, N.S,," :
Per Royal Mail Steamer "Beta,"
To St. Thomas, To Halifax,
Friday, 18th April, Monday, 28th April,
Friday, 16th May, Monday, 26th May,
Friday, 13th June, Monday, 23rd June.,
A competent person will be on the. Wharf to
receive and mark all packages,.
The Undersigned will not be responsible for
Proceeds of Shipment until received .by.him.
St. Georges, Bermuda, April 9, 1879.
PRIDE OF THE KITCHEN'
,aas or 0)s A VNs
For Scouring, Cleaning and Polishing.
Ask your Grocer for it,
May 27, 1819.
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZ IVTTE.
- .- -~ --- 4Win~~-,~',----- -
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAl, OBSER-
VATIONS taken underthe dire,:-tion of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
F "g 9 a.m.
24 hours. Rain
Hamilton, June 10, 1879.
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
%riday, 6th June, 1879.-Pursuant to adjournment
the House met.
Present-The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
Wm. H. Gosling,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
G. S. Tucker,
a Randal E. Wester, Colonial
In the absence of His Honor the President, the
Honble A. J. Musson, Senior member present,
took the Chair..
Adjourned 'to Tuesday next, the 10th instant,
Abstract cf the Proceedings of the Honorable
Bouse of Assembly.
Monday, 9th June, 1879.--On motion of Mr. Fowle
a message was sent to His Excellency the Governor.
May it Please your Excellency;
We are directed by the House of Assembly to re-
quest that Your Excellency will be pleased to di-
rect a writ to inue for the election of a member of
the Assembly for the Parish of Sandy's, in the room
of Thomas Hunt Gilbert, Esqr., deceased.
The Attorney General, from the Committee ap-
pointed to prepare an address to His Excellency the
Governor in reply to his Speech at the opening of
the Session presented a draft thereof, and the House,
on his motion, went into Committee to consider the
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
The several paragraphs were read.
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell moved an amendment to the
4th paragraph, to insert we are happy to be told
by Your Excellency that it is not intended to de.
stroy or diminish the power which either House of
Parliament now possesses," which was not se-
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Address without
amendment, and it was adopted and ordered to be
engrossed and having been engrossed the same was
passed (as follows:)
MAY IT PLEASE YouR EXCELLENCE ;
We, Her Majesty's most dutiful and loyal sub-
jedts, the General Assembly of Her Majesty's Ber-
muda Islands, thank Your Excellency for the speech
with which you have been pleased to open the pre.
sent Session of the Legislature.
We trust that the Bermuda Church Synod Act
will be attended with all the benefits which Your
Excellency expects from it.
It is with much concern we learn that the Post
Office Regulation Act and the Post Office Estab-
lishment Act of last Session have, in some respects,
not answered the expectations of Your Excellency,
and whatever amendments may be proposed Your
Excellency may feel assured that they will receive
that calm And serious attention which the import-
ance of the postal system entitles them to.
The policy of affixing duration clauses to Salary
Bills is one to which this House has always attach.
ed great importance, but when convinced that its
disadvantages counterbalance its advantages the
Assembly will be prepared to reconsider that po-
Any amendments proposed by Your Excellency
to the Audit Act of 1878 will receive the careful
consideration of this House; and we can have no
other object in dealing with this question than to
secure the most satisfactory and thorough audit
practicable for nil public accounts.
The Police and Licensing systems require
amendments, and we trust that the present Session
may be more successful than the last in securing
the necessary reforms.
We shall be prepared to give our earnest con.-
sideration to any scheme that may be submitted to
us for improving the clerical staff of the Colonial
Secretary's Office, as we are fully alive to the im-
portance of having the business of that office con.
ducted in an efficient manner.
The Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure pro-
mised by Your Excellency will be a valuable as-
sistance to us in dealing with the finances of the
In Your Bxcellency's concluding remarks you
touch the most momentous, and perhaps the most
difficult, question which can occupy the attention
of the Legislature; and a practicable scheme, for
overcoming the evils to which Your Excellency so
forcibly refers, would be the greatest boon which
could be conferred on this community.
Ordered, that the following message be sent to
His Excellency the Governor:
May it Please Your Excellency.
We are directed by the House of Assembly to ac-
quaint Your Excellency that having an address to
present the House desires to know when it will be
convenient to Your Excellency to receive the same.
Ordered, that the message be carried by the At-
torney General and Mr. Dill.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor.
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander.in.-Chief.
The Governor has. the honor to inform the Hon-
orable House of Assembly that'he will receive their
Address In answer to his Speech this day at 2
Council Chamber, 9th June, 1879.
The Public Books of Accounts were laid before
the House by the Receiver General.
The House waited upon His Excellency the
Governor to present the address and being returned,
Mr. Speaker reported that having presented the ad-
dress, His Excellency was pleased to reply as fol-
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen'of the House of Assembly :
I thank you for the reply you have just made to
the Speech which I had the honor to address to you
on the 3rd instant.
1 thank you for the spirit which pervades it, and
I trust that during the coming Session you may be
able to pass measures for remedying many of the
evils from which the Colony now suffers.
ERRATA.-In the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 paragraphs
(first line) of the last days proceedings, read a
instead of the words the following."
Adjourned to Friday next.
Report on Publication of Debates.
June 3-Mail Steamer Flamborough, Fraser, New
York; assorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
4-Schr. Meteor, Dunscombe, Barbodos ; sugar and
molasses, to B. W. Walker & Co.
9-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York; as-
sorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
June 3-Schr. Allegro, Keller, New York; 765 b1s.
potatoes and 2,707 boxes onions.
Schr. J. H. Horton, Hawes, New York; 620 b1s. po-
tatoes, and 758 boxes onions.
4-Norwegian Brigt. Fram, Wessss, Demerara; 1,100
bis. and 244 boxes potatoes, and 120 boxes onions.
5-Mail Steamer Flamborough, Fraser, New York;
3,2661 bls. potatoes, 8,845 boxes onions, 2,949 boxes
and 59 crates tomatoes, 101 crates potatoes, and pick-
7-Schr. Carrie Saunders, Saunders, Demerara; po-
tatoes and onions.
9-Schr. T. A. Keene, Keene, Fernandine ; ballast.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
June 2-British Barque North Carolina, Bushan, Liv-
erpool; 708 tons coal for Commissariat Department.
3-Norwegian Barque Septentrio, Fergerson, Cardiff;
475 tons coal, 12 tons coak, baskets and buckets to
E. T. Child.
June 2-American Barque Francis B. Fay, Hardwick,
Java; 28,115 cases kerosene oil.
3-American Schr. Rapidan, Bowker, New York; bal-
In the Steamer Flamborough on Tuesday last from
NewYork; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Darrell, and 2 Misses
Darrell, Capt. Jameson, 46th Regt., Capt. Yates,
Messrs. R. S. Farrell and 0. Outerbridge.
In the Mail Steamer Canima yesterday from New
York; Revd. Dr. Foggo, Miss C. Lightbourn, Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. Gibbon, Messrs. W. G. Smith, H. N.
Darrell, H. B. Plant.
In the Meteor from Barbados; Mr. and Mrs. Swain,
Mr. Swain, Mr. Austin.
In the Mail Steamer Flamborough, for New
York on Friday last :-Revd. G. W. McMahon, Mr. &
Mrs. H. M. Upham, Mr. & Mrs. F. Rouelle. son and
servant, Messrs. W. A. Moore and G. 0. Whitney.-
2nd *Class,-Josee D'Silva.-Steerage,-M. Ferida,
SJos Frances, Jos. Varite, John Varite, Anthoneo Coza,
Jos Coza, R. Walker, Jos. Morris, C. H. Morey, S.
Hutchings, Manuel Butana, John Anthonio DeSilva,
Frank DeSilva, Jos Joachim.
In the Fram for Demerara; Mr. Louis.
Schr. Admiral Black, of Marion, Mass., Capt. Hath-
away, out 6 months, with 40 b1s. sperm oil, called off
I the Light House on Sunday for recruits. Report
about 8 days since captured a sperm whale which yield-
ed 20 b1s. In capturing which had a boat, commanded
by the Captain, cut in two by the whale, fortunately the
crew escaped injury.
Fred. Thompson leaves London for Bermuda on 22nd
A TERRIBLE NAVAL BATTLE has taken place off
the harbour of Iquique, on the Southern part of the
Peruvian coast, between two Peruvian ironclads-
the Independencia and Euascar-and the Chilean
wooden ships Esmeralda and Covadonga. The de-
fence of the Chileans was said to be most heroic.
The inequalities of the contest were said to be evi-
dent from the first, but the officers in command of
the wooden vessels did not hesitate. They accepted
battle and with creditable result. The fighting
was of the most desperate character. The mancevu-
ring of the wooden ships wasmost creditable. They
i were so handled that the weak parts of the enemy's
vessels were always exposed to the fire of one or
other of their ships. One of the Chilean boats was
sunk in action, and the Independencia, and the other
Chilean, went Orlwn soon after. It is not stated bow
many men were killed in action, or how many were
drowned with the sinking vessels. The Independen-
cia was built at Blackwall, on the Thames, it 1865.
She was 215 feet long, 44 feet wide, 32 feet depth
of hold, and 22 feet 6 inches draft.
r LONDON, June 2.-Vice-Admiral Seymour, of the
British Navy, in a letter to the Morning Post, says
the facts concerning the recent naval engagement
off the Peruvian coast are that the Peruvian iron-
clad turret ship Huascar sank the Chilian wooden
ship Esmeralda, and the Peruvian armor-plated
ship Independencia, in pursuing the Chilian wooden
ship Cavadonga, ran on a reef and was wrecked.
THE INTEROOEANIO CANAL.-The Paris Interna-
tional Congress, after a Session which lasted nearly
a fortnight, have come to the following resolution.
Resolved, that the International Congress is of
the opinion that the construction of an inter-oceanic
Canal of continuous level, so desirable in the in-
terest of commerce and navigation, is possible, and
that the maratime canal to respond to the indis-
pensable facilities of access and usefulness which a
passage of this kind would offer, should proceed
from the Gulf of "Limon to the Bay of Panama."
The yeas stood 74. Nays 8.
Sixteen delegates were absent. The American
engineers abstained from voting.
M de Lesseps, in a speech on the occasion of
a banquet (to the members of the Congress, when
asked if he would undertake the management of the
Canal, said that a general who had once gained a
battle never refused to engage in another.
[M de Lesseps has already commenced the for-
mation of a Company to carry out this project of a
sea level canal. A first subscription of 400,000,000
francs is to be opened simultaneously all over the
World. M de Lesseps will go himself to Pan/lma
in September and will turn over the first sod on
January 1st, 1880. Mr. Nathan Appleton, of New
York, will be delegated to open subscriptions in the
DOMINION OF CANADA.
The Governor General of Canada and the Prin-
cess Louise visited the city of Quebec on the 4th
inst., where they were received with all the honors
and complimentaryjforms possible, and a highly
flattering address was presented, and which was
responded to by His Excellency, in the French
language, which no doubt was accepted as most
complimentary. A presentation to the Princess by
Mme. Baillarge of a bouquet in a beautiful silver
holder, the gift of the city, took place. The streets
were jammed with spectators. Dufferin terrace and
the heights above were also black with people.
MONTREAL, June 1.-The Hon. Mr. Hiuntington
has entered an action for $50,000 damages against
Richard White proprietor of the Gazette, for libel.
THE WORK OF A CYCLONE.-A cyclone passed
over a portion of Kansas and Nebraska, on the 30th
ultimo, levelling almost everything in its passage.
At Irving 40 buildings were destroyed, 15 persons
killed and from 30 to 40 wounded. At Lee's Sum-
mit it tore a furrough through the country about
100 yards wide and 10 miles long, levelling every-
thing in its track and killing and wounding seve-
ral persons. At Delphos, Ottawa County, 15 dead
bodies were found in two square miles of territory.
He said he was so much troubled he did not know
it was Tuesday. He did not stop long. I don't
recollect when I next saw him. I never saw pri-
soner whip his wife. I have seen her with bruises
and cuts on her. She has slept at my house 3
nights together. I saw the marks before that. I
asked him what made him out and mark her so.
Ile said it was not the hardness of the licks but
that her skin was thin and cut quick. When she
came to my house he has followed her and he told
her to come and go home with him. I brought her
up. She was married from my house. This hair is
like Anna's hair. 1 have frequently combed her
hair for her. She and I were very loving.
Court adjourned at 5'40 p.m.
THURSDAY, 29TH MAY, 1879.
LETITIA SIMxoNs's evidence continued. This
bandage was Anna's. I know it by the lining.
She was sewing of it at my house. I don't know how
loxg ago. This is the other part of the bandage.
[Bandage found by Diver shewn to witness.]-I re-
member Anna coming to my house with her eye
bruised-closed-the Prisoner did not come there
after her on that occasion. I did not ask him a-
bout that. When Prisoner courted Anna he was
courting Hannah Morris at same time. I spoke to
him about it. On the Sunday afternoon the 20th,
I heard Anna speaking at my house, but did not
see her. I did not tell this to the Prisoner on
Monday evening. He told me on Monday evening
he had been over to the Dockyard that day. On the
day the remains were found, I was present at a
conversation between Annie Morris and Mrs. Lotti-
more-it was near Mr. Siggins's.
Cross Examined.-It was about 12 months or
longer that he spoke of its being the thinness of
her skin and not the hardness of the licks. It was
since they have been living at the Long Bay Cot-
tage. I don't know rightly how long ago it was.
I don't know when it was she had the swollen eye
-it was a good bit ago. Anna'has stayed at my
house only once by leaving him. She stayed 3
nights-once when he went to Hamilton she stay-
Special Criminal Session.
Before the Honorable JOSIAH REEs, Chief Justice,
and the Honorables ETUgENicS HARVEY and JAMES
H. TRIMINGHAM, Assistant Justices.
The Queen ag. Benjamin Been. Wounding with
intent to do previous bodily harm. Tried and
found guilty and sentenced to be' imprisoned in
the St. George's Gaol with hard labour for 3
years and 6 calendar months.
The Queen aq. Edward James Skeeters. Murder.
Tried and found guilty and sentenced to Death.
The Attorney General, who 4ues for Our Lady the
Queen, vs. William Christopher John Hyland.
Penalty on a Bond of Security. The trial of
this case commenced on Friday.
Court still engaged in this case.
Court adjourned to this (Tuesday) morning at 10
THE QUEEN VS. EDWARD JAMES SKEET-
We DNESDAY, 28th May-Continued from last Gaz-
LYDIA ANN BuRT.-I am Anna Skeeter's daugh-
ter; I am 16 years; I live at the west side of Som-
erset with my aunt, Letitia Simmons. I last saw
Smy mother on Sunday, 20th October. She was
going in the church door. Elizabeth Skeeters was
with her. She had on a long white jacket and a
blue dotted dress; she had a white parasol; I did not
notice any fan. I had seen the parasol before; it
was entirely white, lined with green. This one
looks like the one she had, but I can't swear to it.
My mother had on a waist girdle. Her dress was
looped up, but I did not see anything attached to
the girdle. I very seldom visited her. She and I
were on affectionate terms. I saw the prisoner on
that Sunday afternoon; I was standing at the Sun-
day-school; he was going towards Ely's Harbour.
I seldom visited the house when he was home. I
visited the house the week before my mother was
missing. I next saw him on Monday night; he
came to the house where I live; it was after dark;
my aunt was at home. He was outside talking to
my aunt Letitia. He did not say anything to me
about my mother, nor. I to him. I next saw him
on Tuesday evening. I heard him ask where my
mother was, that she was missing. The prisoner
and I were always on good terms. He spoke to me
on the Sunday. He had a paper parcel in his hand.
I did not notice how he was dressed or what sort
of hat he had on. I did not understand from his
manner on the Monday evening, he was trying to
conceal anything from me. My aunt sent me for
Mrs. Lottimore. Prisoner remained, at the house
until Mrs. Lottimore returned. When my mother
first went to Mrs. Morgan's I used to go there some.
times days and go away at nights. I never saw
my mother and the prisoner quarrel. I have seen
her with one eye bruised and she went to Mr. Fowle
about it. It was a good while ago, after they came
to live at the cottage.
LETITIA SIMoMNs.-I live at West side Somerset.
I am Aunt of Anna Skeeters. I last saw her on
the Sunday morning before she was missing at my
house about 11 o'clock. She stayed about half an
hour. Her husband was not with her. She fre-
quently visited me-every day or every other day.
I did not frequently visit her-on the Sunday she
turned to go towards her own home. I did not go
to Church that day. I did not see the prisoner
that day. I saw him on the next Monday night. He
asked me if I had seen Anna. I said I had not and
that I heard she had not been seen during that day.
I told him I thought he was come for me to do
something for her. .H)e said he had not seen her
since Sunday. He said she left him home. He
then went down to his mothers. He said, not ask-
ing his mother any questions, his mother told him
Anna had been there to her place. He said she
soon came in after he got there--and that she went
away and he had not seen her since. He said he
knew she had been home as he found the blind
shut in and the key in the usual place where she
hides it for him. He said she did not come home
in the night, that he expected her home in the morn-
ing. He said he had work to go to and he did not
say anything about it. He said when he came home
on Monday night he found she had not been there ;
that he took the key and went in and missed her
clothing. Ie said clothing first, and then told me
the pieces of clothing, lie said he missed her
white dress, her white jacket, and her colored dress
and her waterproof. He said he knew not what
else of her clothing was gone, he had not been par-
ticular to see. He said he went into his front room
and found his trunk broke open and 6 10/ gone.
The 6 was in gold he said and the silver in
half crowns. He said it was gone, that he did not
owe anything except his house rent. I asked him
where he thought she was gone. He said he did
not know. I asked him if he heard her say she
was going anywhere. He said he heard her say
when she got some more clothes she was going.
He said she did not tell him where. He said she
told him when she went he would not know when
she went or how she went. He stayed about a
quarter of an hour or more. He sat on the grass
and I sat on a bench. He seemed to be very much
troubled and trembled a great deal, so much so I
could hardly understand what he said. His gene-
ral manner is quiet I next saw him on Tuesday
night at my house about 6 or 7 o'clock. He said
he had come to ask me if I had seen or heard any-
thing of Anna. I told him I had not. I asked
him what he had done towards finding or hearing
of her. He told me he had advertised for her. I
told him it was too late to advertise in the Gazette.
ed at my house. On the Monday evening I told
Prisoner that I'had not seen her since Sunday-he
asked me if I had seen her. ,
To a Juror.-I havo not been in the habit of vis-
iting the Prisoner's house lately. I never found
her on any occasion locked up.
MARcIA VIrIN.-I am a married woman. I live
at Somerset. I am half-sister to prisoner. I
knew Anna Skeeters. The last time I saw her was
on a Sunday. I saw her at Church in the Church-
yard-it was evening Service. She was standing
by the side of me and Mrs. Lottimore. This was
before a wedding which took place before Service.
She had on a long white jacket. Did not notice if
she had any books. She had a white umbrella. I
had seen her wear it before-it was white outside
and inside green. I stopped and talked with her.
I saw Ann Morris there. She went in the Church
while Anna stood in the yard. She passed close to
Anna Skeeters. I noticed Ann Morris give her-
self a flirt. I didn't know who she did it to. An-
na laughed out loud. I did hear Ann Morris make
a grumbling noise, but I don't know what she said.
I didn't hear Anna make any remark to her or about
Croas Examined.-I saw Elizabeth Skeeters stand-
ing in the crowd where we were. Anna was
there. I went into Church when the bride came.
Anna and Elizabeth Skeeters were outside when
the bride came. They went in too when the Bride
came. There were about 6 of us standing talking
together. We were standing there about of an
hour before the bride came.
To a Juror.-He came to his father's house on
Thursday. or Friday morning and I asked him if he
had heard anything of Anna.-I asked him on
Wednesday at his house if bae had heard anything
GEOoGE JOBSON.-I live at Long Bay, in the
same house as Benjamin Harvey. I knew Anna
Skeeters. I did not see her for a week before she
disappeared. I was at Church on the Sunday even-
ing. There was a wedding at 6 o'clock and the
Service was at 7. I went home direct. My road
home was the same as Anna's. I got home about
9 o'clock. I had to pass the prisoner's cottage.
The front door was open and there was a light.
The sash was down and the blind was pushed out
-this was the cook room. I did not see Mary Su.
san Lottimore that night.
Cross Ezamined.-That Monday morning I got
up about 10 o'clock. I went to bed on Sunday
night soon after I went home. I am a widower-
my brother was gone out when I got up. The Sun
was up a good bit when I got up. I did not see the
prisoner that morning. I did not notice his boat
that morning. I don't remember telling the Mag-
istrate I was up before daylight on the Monday
morning. Qan see prisoner's house from iInoe -
it is very near. I passed there frequently. I
never heard any quarrelling there. I did not hear
any quarrelling or noise there on the Sunday
night. I think I have been living there several
years. I expect I got up at 6 o'clock on the Mon-
day morning. I did not see prisoner's boat on the
Sunday or Monday. I have not had any conver-
sation with the prisoner since the occurrence. I
do not know what kind of moorings Skeeters used
in his boat. You can hear talking from Skeeters'
house to my house. I heard no screams or noise
on the Sunday night. I can hear prisoner's pigs
squeel. I did not see Pleasant Fubler at prisoner's
house on the Tuesday. James Shellock and Lue
Burt were married on the Sunday evening.
EDvaRD JAxMs SKBETEzR, SB.-I live at Man-
grove Bay. I am prisoner's father. I last saw his
wife alive on the 20th October of last year on a
Sunday. I saw her in the Churchyard and I spoke
to her about her husband. There was a wedding
before the evening service. There were 3 weddings
that evening. A man named Shellock was married
to Louisa Burt. I gave Anna a message for her
husband. What was it? [Mr. Darrell objected to
this question. After some argument on both sides
the Court allowed the question to be put ] Witness
continued. The message was-I had received a
message from Mr. Curtis to bring 30 men or more
to the Dockyard, and also to tell your husband to let
me know if he can go as I have to tell Mr. Curtis. I
saw the prisoner on Monday. He was passing
above my house going to the Eastward towards the
Dockyard. I went to the Dockyard. I hailed him
on the byepath going past my house. I said" old
dab where are you going." He said "I hear Mr.
Curtis has got some coaling, and I am going over."
I said did'nt yo* get a message from me from your
old woman. The answer was "I went home
at 11 o'clock and she was not home then, and
had not come yet." I told him to go on to the
Dockyard and tell Mr. Curtis I sent him. Mr.
Ourtis came to my house on Sunday afternoon be-
tween 1 and 2 o'clock. Until then I did not know
they wanted men at the Dockyard. I got inside
the Dockyard Gate a little after 7 on the Monday
morning. I went to the coal ship, a steamer, and
found my son the prisoner there. It was shortly alter
sunrise when my son passed near my house. I did
not send him any message by any other person but
his wife. She was a quiet cvil woman. I seldom
visited their cottage. I saw him knock her down
once in my premises, and he said she was his wife and
he could treat her as he liked. Isaid damn you, you
shant treat her as you like on my premises. I don't
think it is quite as long nago as a year this occurred.
My son was at the Dockyard at 7 o'clock on Tuesday
morning. He was at tho Dockyard on Monday and
Tuesday all day. He told me on the Tuesday that
his wile had not been found and that on looking
round some of her clothes were gone and that caused
him to look round more and found 6 10/ gone, and
but for some small change he had in his pocket be-
hind the door, she would have left him minus of all he
had. I did not see him on the Wednesday.
Cross Rxamined.-I spoke to prisoner first on the
Monday morning when he was passing my house.
He said he understood Mr. Curtis had some coaling
and he was going to see after it. It was a short cut
he was going. I don't recollect seeing Mr. Curtis
that Monday morning before I saw my son. I saw
Mr. Curtis at the Dockyard on the Monday. I don't
know when the ship arrived that we were coaling-we
were trimming the ship by shifting the coal. After I
spoke to my son, I spoke about the work to Thos.
Bond and Win. Tucker and afterward to several
others. When Mr. Curtis called me out my wife
was present, no one else to my recollection. I have
a grand-daughter living with me. My daughter
lives the third door from mine. There are several
houses and cottages near. Four places, occupied
by four families, open in one yard. The big house
(For remainder see accompanying Supplement.)
RUSSIA AND TURKEY.
The Vienna correspondent of the Times says the
relations between Russia and Turkey have become'
cooler in consequence of events attending the in-
stallation of Aleko Pacha. The Sultan particular-
ly L. ins to doubt Russia's sincerity, because of the:
the discovery of correspondence between Slav com-
mittees in Russia and branches throughout Turkey
showing a design for the union of all Bulgarians in
accordance with the Treaty of San Stefano.
SERIOUS PHASE OF THE EGYPTIAN QUESTION.-
The German Consul at Cairo, Egypt, had an inter-'
view with the Khedive yesterday, and pressed him
for a reply to Germany's protest of May 17 against
the arbitrary manner in which the Khedive's de-.
cree, dated April 4, dealt which the creditors of the
Egyptian government. The Khedive replied by
referring the Consul to the Sultan. The Consul
refused to take the case to the Sultan. He declared
that Germany held the Khedive responsible and he
expressed regret that the Egyptian question had
entered a phase which might have very serious con.
Late from the United States and
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat,
arrived at her wharf in this town, soon after six
o'clock, yesterday morning. She left New York at
8 p.w. on Thursday and made the land at 8 p.mi on
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. Pur-
ser Gale, 1st Officer Mr. Whitehurst, 2nd Officer,
Mr. Astwood, and Mr. Steward Brown, for files of
New York papers up to the hour of leaving.
Shares Del. and Hudson Canal Co., 49.
Baron Lionel de Rotschild, chief of the London
firm of Rothschild & Co., died in London 8rd inst.
General Sir Garnet Wolseley, with his staff, sail-
ed from Dartmouth 80th May, in the steamer;Edin-
burgh Castle, for the Cape of Good Hope, to as-
sume his new command in South Africa.
LONDON, May 31.-The United Service Gazette says
it is probable that Lord Chelmsford will ask for a
leave of absence and will return home when Gen.
Sir Garnet Wolsely arrives at the seat of war in
CAPE TowN, May 14.-Col. Wood has broken up
camp at Kambula, and formed a new one at Queen's
Kraal, on the White Umvolosi River, in order bet-
ter to co-operate with Col. Newdegate. Col. Crea-
lock is seriously ill with typhoid fever.
A dispatch to the Daily News from Lady Smith,
dated Natal, May 12, says: "An alteration of
plans is now under consideration, according to
which the main advance will be from the Lower
Tugela, as a basic, a flying eoluma creatingdiversion
on the north-western flank."
A telegram from Simon's Bay, Cape of Good
Hope, May 15, via St. Vincent, states there is a ru-
mour, not as yet confirmed, that Cetywayo has burn-
ed the royal kraal at Ulundi with a view to leaving
the British no point to strike at and adopting a
system of bush warfare. Sixty-five more cases of
fever and dysentery have occurred among the troops.
It is reported that Dabulmanzi, Cetywayo's brother
while attempting to join the British, was killed in
an engagement with his brother's troops.
A despatch to the Times from Cape Town says It
is reported that Cetywayo is retiring northward.
SIMLA, May 31.-Major Cavagnari will accom-
pany the Ameer of Afghanistan to Kabul, escorted
by a detachment of the Guides. Kabul is tranquil.
A dispatch to the Daily News, dated at Mande-
lay, says: Certain females of the royal family, for
whose safety the British Government stipulated,
have been placed in irons, and will probably be
CALCUTTA, June 1.-There has been plentiful rain
here and in the neighborhood during the past week
doing much good. Reports have not yet been re.
ceived from the outlying districts, but there is every
reason to believe that the rain-fall has been general.
LONDON, June 3.-A dispatch to the Daily New,
from Mandelay says: Numbers of Burmese troops
are going down the river. The forts near this place
are being garrisoned. Much alarm is felt."
The famine in Cashmere is very serious. Great
distress prevails throughout the country.. Many
towns and villages have been depopulated. The
Indian authorities are sending assistance to the
Official reports from Cashmere say that it is im-
possible to exaggerate the distress the famine is
causing there. The Maharajah of this province, at
the urgent request of the Viceroy of India, is pro-
ceeding to Serinagur, the capital city of Cashmere,
to superintend the organization of relief. Three
thousand five hundred tons ofgrain are now in tran.
sit to the valley of Cashmere.
All the British troops have been ordered from
Gundamak back within the newly established fron-
tier lines. Dakka and Lundi-Khotal are to be oc.
THE ERUPTION OF MOUNT ETNA.
MESSINA, June 2.-The eruption of Mount Etna
continues. A considerable portion of the bed of
the Alcantara River is covered by the lava. The
damage to agriculture is already very serious. The
inhabitants have been forced to abandon the village
of Majo. Detonations are frequent.
.THE DUKE OF ARGYLL.
From the New York Eerald, June 4.
The Cunard steamship Scythia arrived yesterday
afternoon with a notable party of passengers, com-
prising His Grace the Duke of Argyll, Lady Eliza.
beth and Lady Mary, the Duke's daughters; Lord
Walter Campbell, his son. The party was accom.
panied by the Duke's valet and his daughters' maid.
A quieter or more unassuming family of strangers
never arrived on these shores than that of the Duke
of Argyll. As be walked down the gangway carry-
ing his own satchel and helping down bis daugh-
ters he looked like some plain, modest, well-to-do
gentleman rather than one removed only one step
from royalty itself. There is something very stu-
dious and contemplative about the Duke's finely
chiselled countenance and his grave and placid
mien, together with his extremely plain, dark dress,
giving His Grace very much the air of some high
bred clergyman of the Church of England.
The Duke is of medium stature, rather stout and
with a head of a severely intellectual cast, sharp
features, blue, observant eyes, and, a profusion of
hair and beard so decidedly auburn as to have an
unmistakably reddish tinge.
Arrival of the Ducal Party at Niagara Falls.-
PUFFAL.O, June 4.-His Grace, the Duke of Argyll,
i other of the Marquis of Lorne, his son Lord Waiter
Campbell and his two daughters, Lady Mary and
Lady Elizabeth Campbell, registered to-day,at :the
Clifton House, Niagara Falls.
WARWICK, 29th May, 1879.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAR MR. EDITOR,--Having had an invitation from
the officers and members of the Lodge "1 Star of War.
wick, No. 3," of the U. 0. of D. S., to visit their
lodge on the evening of the 22nd instant, being their
inaugural meeting, allow me Sir, to monopolize a sinai
space in your valuable journal, in order to shew m3
appreciatipn of the evening's proceedings and enter.
There were present several members of the Risini
Star Lodge No. 2," of the U. 0. of G. S. After th<
preliminaries of the meeting were nicely performed th<
Lodges retired to the banqueting room, were wa
spread a repast, which did honor to the occasion an<
reflected great credit on the purveyors. This roon
was rendered more pleasing by the floral decorations
and by the many bright eyes and smiling faces, of th<
sisters, who had made every effort to cause their in
augural meeting to be long remembered, by all wh
had the honor to be present. If we may judge >by th
quiet and orderly manner in which everything wa
conducted, and from every one seeming to enjoy them
selves, and retiring to their-homes well pleased, it wil
be so long after the lodge has ceased to exist. If th
good resolutions for which the order was first institute
and which this lodge adopted, be faithfully carried ou
(and I trust they will be,) we may hope it will contain
ue until time shall be no more, when the beneficial
principles of the order to the human family will b
no more required.
Sincerely wishing the Daughters of Samaria Gol
Speed ia their new lodge,
I remain yours faithfully,
13 f-l UD1JA JROYAL (iAZ1TTI1
ICE CREAM FESTIVAL.
SMITH'S, June 9, 1879.
DEAR MR. L.EE.-The Ice Cream Festivalin Smith's
Parish on Friday Evening last was a decided success-
It was held at the School room on Mrs. W.. Zuill's
grounds. The room itself was well lighted, and had
tables on three sides, on which was tastefully arranged
a handsome and tempting display of cakes, confection-
ery, fruits, and a variety of useful and pretty articles,
that had been supplied from the stores of generous
friends. At one table Strawberries and Cream were
dispensed, and all the tables were presided over by
young ladies in costume. There were Brittania and
Columbia in amicable alliance, a Highland lassie,
Little Bo-peep," forgetting all about her sheep, a
demure Quakeress, and Night lit up by a Crescent
Moon. At the head of the room lurked in his bower
that mischievous little GOD Cupid airing his all pow-
erful darts at the hearts of unsuspecting young men,
while pretty flower girls flitted to and fro with bas-
kets of bouquets for the Lutton holes of the suscepti-
ble youth. Outside the room, a large square had been
enclosed with boughs and covered with sails. Here
were cool gingerbeer, and ice creams of excellent
quality, and exhaustless quantity, and waiters got up
in sable guise and most fashionable style to attend to
the orders of the guests; a gipsy tent in which for-
tunes were told and a wonderful knowledge of the
future of the young ladies and gentlemen evinced ; a
log but in which sweet little Eva conversed in the
most edifying manner with Uncle Tom, and Topsy,
and, last but not least, the Band, which discoursed
most excellent music throughout the evening.
The night was fortunately a fine one, and a very
large number of persons at least 500 attended. All
seemed pleased and amused. Many indeed stayed
until the wee sma hours," and all proved by their
liberality that they were both gratified with the festi-
val itself and interested in the cause which gave it
birth. 53 were collected, which, after the payment
of some expenses, will leave in hand about 46. This
will prove a great and timely help to the Fund of the
School, and will enable the Committee to take imme-
diate steps for the commencement of the Building.
The parishoners, who young and old worked with a
will to secure the success of the Festival, are to be
congratulated on the complete fulfilment of their
Let me add that the site for the school presented
to the Parish by T. J. Pearman, Esqr., is a very good
one, and that the building contemplated will be, when
finished, a handsome one, both a blessing and a orna-
ment to the Parish. The ground has already been
prepared, and the foundation stone will soon be laid,
Yours very truly, T.
P.S.-I would like to say that the Ice used for the
creams was from the Establishment of Mr. Miles, and
was of the very best quality. Mr. Miles also kindly
sent a large basket of fine strawberries.
We copy to-day an account of Easter Sunday in
Bermuda in which an American gentleman speaks de-
servedly well of our Churches and the character of our
services. Certainly the change to Bermuda from any
part of the American Continent is a pleasant and
marked one. Bermuda, as an agreeable resort, is not
yet widely known. A stray letter like "Philadelphia"
is a good advertisement which is likely to be widely
read. Even, as a change for the Summer from the
United States, Bermuda is held by experienced people
to be a desirable one.
AP' A very interesting Pamphlet on "the cage
Birds of Bermuda," their management in confinement,
breeding, rearing, feeding, &c., &c., &c., by John Ta-
venier Bartram,"-printed at the Colonist" Office in
St. George's, has just been laid on our table. We will
allude to it in our next issue.
jW The Secretary of the Rifle Committee has re-
quested us to state that the LADIES PRIZE which, ow-
ing to the lateness of the hour, was not finished on
Friday last, will be (weather permitting) concluded on
Thursday next, at 3 p.m., and will be followed by the
OFFICERS' SCRAMBLE-Prize, a Cup-presented by Mr.
Child; open to all Officers who have entered and not
won a prize during the meeting.
The results of the Prize contests during the last
week will appear in our next.
Herbert F. Roe, Esqr., has been appointed Pay-
'master H. M. S. Trincomalee.
Admiral Sir Astley Cooper Key, K. C. B., has boon
elected a Fellow of the Council of the Royal Colo-
nial Institute, London.
PRICES OF:BERMUDA PRODUCE in New York Mark-
et on 5th instant:-
Onions.... ........75c to $1
'iA Supplement of Five Co-
lumns accompanies this Ga-
szette. Pour of which are devoted to the Evi-
-, dence in Skeeters' case and the fifth to an
interesting Letter, "Sunday at Bermuda."
MARRIED, in Baltimore, U.S., on the 2nd instant,
by the Rev. John Leyburn, D.D., MR. JOHN hENRY
ASTWOoD, to Miss MARY E., second daughter of the late
Captain Edward Dunscombe, Lboth of Warwick Parish,
DIED, in Pembroke Parish, on 27th May, Mr.
CHARLES RHODES, a native of Petersham, Surrey,
England; aged 50 years.
S.........,in Devonshire Parish, on Sunday morning,
1st inst., alter 22 months great suffering of paralysis,
which he bore with christian fortitude, MR. WM. THos.
CORBUSIER, aged 75 years, leaving 4 daughters, a sis-
ter, 2 sons, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great grand child-
ren to mourn their loss.-Rochester papers pleas' copy.
........., on the 5th instant, at St. David's Island, St.
George's Parish, after a short illness, VIOLET, the be-
loved wife of Edward Smith, aged 42 years; leaving
four children and a number of relatives and friends to
lament their loss.
.......... at the Military Hospital, Gibraltar, on 4th
May, after a short but painful illness, Color-Sergt.-
Major ROBERT OLPHERT,. Royal Engineers, aged 39
years, leaving a wife and six children to deplore his
loss. Not Lost, but Gone Before."
The deceased was well known, particularly to all
Freemasons in Bermuda, when he was Sergt.-Major
of the 10th Company, R.E. at St. George's.
........., at Somerset Place on the 9th instant, aged
e3 ;"s and ten months, EVELYN MARY GIBSONE, 2nd
daughter of R. Easton Aitkin, C.A.-Glasgow Herald,
........ at St. Lucia, on March 14, HENRY JAMES
SIMMONS, aged 32 years, 5th son of the late Esau T.
Simmons. Deceased has left 3 sisters and 5 brothers
to lament his early departure.
WILL BE DELIVERED BY
ThIos. ITcCallan, Esqa-.,
At the Orange Grove Seminary, the Flatts,
Next, June 12th, commencing at 8 p.m.
SU B J ECT:-
S IjP E H A Ti I' 0 .*T.
Tickets 6d.; to be obtained at the Door.
Jua 9, 1879.
O to BA RRITT'S for Pure
ced SODA WATER.
S$tfo, ANiew York Mail Steamer.
To-Morrow, Wednesday, WE wILL SELL, The Steamer
11th inst., At 12 o'clock, AT PUBLICAUCTION CANIMA, "
I WILL SELL, (TdNe Se
I WL S L, Under the Big ShedCaptainLDDCOAT
- t/I nw IF P Vr r O Y. HA 7 -49- Captain LI'DIOAT,
6'1A f E K! M2d a aZY sk *&WeV Zffp
BLS. Extra Family FLOUR
Do. Bright SUGAR
Bags BRAN and CORN
Half Boxes RAISINS
CIGARS Packages TOBACCO
BASKETS BROOMS TUBS
Window SHADES Fancy GOODS, &c.
1 DONKEY, CART and
And whatever else may be offered.
Hamilton, 10th June, 1879.
By Public Auction
I am Instructed by
A, G. Mlontague, Esqr.,
TO SELLS BHOVE
AT TS VIOTORIA HOTEL.
On Thursday next,
12th inst., at 12 o'clock,
The Undermentioned Articles of
1 BEDROOMSET 3 Iron BEDSTEADS
2 Hair MATTRESSES
1 Fibre DITTO
1 Mahogany SOFA, horsehair
6 Ditto CHAIRS Do.
2 ROCKERS 1 Easy CHAIR
1 REFRIGERATOR 3 Dish COVERS
3 Wash STANDS, with and without Marble
1 Chest DRAWERS 3 Looking GLASSES
4 TABLES 1 SAFE LAMP
CARPETS Floor CLOTH PICTURES
FORKS and SPOONS (German Silver)
Salt CELLARS Glass PLATES
About 200 Yards CARPE F, quite
And many other Articles.
JOrIN HARNET 1',
Hamilton, June 10, 1879.
Just Received and offer-
ed for alke,
In consequence of the death of my father,
A SAMPLE AM\FERIC AN
Made to order expressly for Bermu it by the
best maker in America.
Can be seen at "Tivoli," Warwick, ;at any
ALBER.T LOBLEIN .
Warwick, June 9, 1879.-3 pd
BEING about to leave the [Isladls early in
July, for an indefinite period, would
thank those to whom he may be Indebted to
send ACCOUNTS for settlement; and all In-
debted to him will please make Payment before
the 1st proximo..
Hle is glad to inform his Priends and Patrons
that the Business will be kept going under very
favourable auspices during his absence.
T. K ER ISK,
Front Street, June 10, 1879.-2
Colonist" please copy once.
ALL Parties having any just CLAIt LS against
me, will please present them for p.lymiet,
and all Parties Indebted to me will please cill
and settle on or before Saturday the 21st inst.
As I intend leaving Bermuda by Steamer of
26th instant, it will be necessary for me to place
all unsettled Accounts in Legal hands for cul-
F. 1). S. N \S1I.
Hamilton, June 9th, 1879.-2
Now Ready for
The Cage Birds of Bermuda,
Their Management in Confinement, Breeding
Rearing, Feeding, &c., &c., &c.,
By JOHN TAVENIER B \RTR AM.
'this little work will be found useful to per-
sons who may keep Birds, and will also coin-
mend itself to strangers as containing some in-
formation in respect of our Native Birds.
Copies may be had at the Royal Gazette"
Stationery Store and at S. Nelnes'. Hamilton
At 1 P. M.
B ARRELS Family FLOUR
Bags CORN Bags BRAN
Do. OATS Tubs and Kegs BUTTER
Tins DO. 10 lbs. each
Half and Quarter Bales HAY
Barrels Grocery SUGAR
2 Inch White Pine PLANK
BLACKING Wrapping PAPER
I CO VW
1 Handsome female MOWHEN
20 Doz. Summer HATS 1 Silver WATCIH
1 Tin PUMP 1 Coffee MILL
Will leave hence for New York
At I P.M.,
12th June, 1879,
To leave thence for return on
the 19th June, 1879.
Freight, Parcels, and Specie will be received
until 6 p.m., lith June.
Bills of Lading will be signed until 10 a.m.,
Passenger Stage to be removed at 12'30 p.m.
TROTT j COX,
Hamilton, Bermuda, 10th June, 1879.
S IL BlkA! TENDERS will be received by thQ
JEW. A= Undersigned until
Cedar-built, 18 feet keel, with Spars, Sail and FRI DAY Next
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
, Hamilton, June 9, 1879.
BY PUBLIC AUCTION,
On the Premises of the Defendant,
IN PAO-MT PAnRI .
At 11 o'clock
The 25th instant,
Under and by virtue of sundry Writs of Execu-
tion issued from the Court of General Assize
against THOMAS DILL,
The following Articles,
3 BEDSTEADS and BEDDING
1 Set DRAWERS 1 TABLE
1 PIANO 1 SOFA 1 SIBEBOARD
3 Cane-seat CHAIRS 2 Wash-hand Stands
1 Centre TABLE 2 CLOCKS
2 Looking Glasses 13 Pictures
1 Lot Glassware and Ornaments
2 GOATS 1 PIG 1 Board STABLE
1 Old English CARRIAGE
1 PESTLE and MORTAR
1 Pair WHEELS and DRAY
3 IEIEFEtS 1 BULL
.1 Box CA RT
June 10th, 1879.
1 Piece POTATOES
J. IH. TROTT,
Pro. Mar. Genl.
B ARRI 'TT has the Purest GIN-
GERAD)E in Town on Ice.
i Ll, Persons having just 1)',11 N I)S against
the Estate of the late TH10 MAS IHUNT
GILBERT, Esqr., are requested to render the
the same to the Undersigned on or before the
30th day of June Instant. Persons Indebted to
thesaid lEstate are required to make payment
on or before the above date.
H. H. GILBERT,
St. George's, 9th June, 1879.-3
Six Shillings per hundred pounds
At the Artic lee Company's Houses.
G. W. CASTNER,
Slaminilton, 9th June, 1879.*--2
K E IW ( E N E!!
By the New York Mail Steamers.
During the months of June, Jnly, August aunp
September, Kerosene can be freighted by the
New York Mail -'teamers.
Rate tdo iamilton-$1'10 per barrel.
to St. George's-$1-30 per barrel.
Tl'OTT & C'OX,
The 13th instant,
From Persons willing to Save and Land the
Remaining in S. S. Lartington."
The Tenders to state per centage landed on
Tucker's Island. The time allowed for landing
and all other particulars made known on ap-
J. T. DARRELL & CO.,
GEORGE W. BROWN,
Special Agent Underwriters of Cargo
S. S. Lartington."
Hamilton, June 10th, 1879.*
O S. SWAIN, Organist and Professor of
10 Music, late from Barbados, begs to no-
tify to the Public and Gentry of Bermuda that
he will undertake the
Tuning, Repairing -4 Teaching
Piano & Hlarmonium,
and solicits their Patronage.
Hamilton, No. 7, (Home Nook) Union Street,
June 6, 1879.-3 pd.
r IHE Undersigned requests that all Persons
having just CLAIMS against him will
render the same made up to date, on or before
the 30th Instant, as after that time no notice
will be taken of any demand made.
Persons INDEBTED will please call and set-
tle their respective amounts on or before the
above date to prevent legal proceedings.
All Persons are strictly forbid CREDITING
any one whatever on my account, as I will not
be responsible for any Debts so contracted after
Devonshire, June 4, 1879.-3
GO to BARRITT'S if you want a Glass of
Pure ICED LEMONADE or any other
PRIDE OF THE KITCHEA
For Scouring, Cleaning, and Polishing.
Ask your Grocer for it.
May 27, 1879.--B 3m.
'To Growers mand Owners
OF BERMUDA PRODUCE.
SN 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.
TROTT 4 COX.
March 18, 1879. to 30 h June, 3p
it n IIton, ,101 i ., u gJ, uli.e ,'p
For BAIRBADOS, ATENION!
To TUn DROT. FOR DEMER.IR.a,
To Return Direct.
........... ..................................is, u r, p T A P it,"
and at the "'Colonist" Office, St. Georges. Will Sai for above Port T A Pitt
Stocks Point, St. Georges, June 9, 1879. O n* H .r A.a n xl
On Thursday next, YouNe, Master,
FOR SCOURIA G, CL E VING ta. 1Will not sailon THURSDAY Next as previous-
and Polishing Purposes i2th instant, ly advertised,
USE TOXEIL',s ersons*wishing to ship will please apply WILL SAIL POSITIVELY
early, there being only a small portion of room VAr n BT-D-B-A-^T
"v Pride of the jKitche,5' left. Those whohae who ha engaged, please for .vard O N SA TU R D A Y
M a i T thei: Produce as soon as possible. N.
S. W. WAL KER ,A C nO., Next, 14th inst.
Ask your Grocer tor it. Agents. THOS. H. PITT.
May 7, 1879.-B 3m. Hamilton, June 9th, 1879. Hamilton, June 9th, 1879.
TO PUBLIC CREDITORS.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
4TH JUNE, 1879.
ALL Persons having DEMANDS against
the Public Treasury, are hereby required
to render their Accounts to the Clerk of Her
Majesty's Council, on or before the
I 6th SDay of JIune, lust .,
made up to the 31st May last.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
1 ,Colonial Secretary.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
9TH JUNE, 1879.
, IS Excellency Major General SIR ROB-
H- ERT M. LAFFAN, K.C.M.G.,.has re-
ceived information from the Right Honorable
Sir M. E. Hicks-Beach, Her Majesty's Princi-
pal Secretary of State for the, Colonies, that
Her Majesty will not be advised to exercise
her power of disallowance in respect of the
following Act of the Legislature of Bermuda.
By His Excellency'es Comtmand,
R. E. WEBSTER,
1 Colonial Secretary,
No. 4-An Act to provide for the appointment
of Official Marine Surveyors.
SUMMER IS GOMNGI.
KEEP COOL. KEEP COOL.
ad other JErated Beverages always on Ice.
)ld in Bottles and delivered at all parts of
I have much pleasure in bearing testimony to the
excellent quality of the Soda Water made by John
Barritt, of Hamilton.
J. W. REID, M.D.,
Depy. Surgeon Genl.
Naval Hospital, Ireland Island,
May 27th, 1878. -
John Barritt has supplied the Canteen 46th Regt.
with Lemonade, Gingerade, &e., &c., since their
arrival in Bermuda, and given satisfaction in every
W. B. BROWN, CAPT. 46TH REGT.,
President Canteen Committee.
Prospect, 19th October, 1878.
John Barritt, of Hamilton, has supplied me with
.Erated Waters from the 4th October, 1876, to the
Present time, and I have been well satisfied withtl
quality of the same.. --
Depy. Surgeon (General.
Hamilton, Nov. 4th, 1878.
Terms made known on application. Special
terms to large consumers.
Manufacturer of MErated Waters,
Corner of East Broadway
and Victoria Street.
Hamilton, June 10, 1879.-3 3p
Money to Loan
i To be advanced on satisfactory real security.
Apply at ".Royal Gazette" Offce.
June 9, 1879.
BERMUDA, Alias "
By His Excellency SIR ROBERTM.
LAFFAN, K.C.M.G., Governor,
Commander-in-Chief, Vice Ad.
miral and Ordinary, in and over
these Islands, $c., 8fc., Stc.
WHEREAS JOHN O'DONNELL, has
S prayed for Administration on the Estate
of PATRICK O'DONNELL (otherwise PA-
TRICK DANIELS,) late of Sandys Parish in
these Islands, Labourer in the Commissariat
This is therefore to give notice, that if any
Person or Persons can shew any just cause why
the said Administration should not be granted
unto the said JOHN O'DONNELL, he, she,
or they, are to file his, her, or- their" Caveat
in writing, in the Secretary's Office of these
Islands within Fifteen days from the publication
hereof, otherwise the said Administration willbo
R. E. WEBSTER,
Dated at the Secretary's Office,
this 7th day of June, 1879.
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE
Post Office, Hamilton, 9th June, 1879.
J Atwood, C M Allen, Miss G Allen, Wm Alford,
John Bartlett, Sarah Bun, Brig Tropic Bird, C H
Baker, Mrs Wm Badcock, Wm Bray, Bark Industri,
George Casey, Kate Crook, Mrs E Carey, Emmere.
ner Dickenson, John Doyle, A Davidson, Margaret
Darrell, D Ebster, W J Evans, J G Foster, J B Gib-
son, Harry Gardner, Anna Hayward, 0 0 Hollis,
E A B Hill, Winslow L Hanes, David Henry, Mry
Harris, (Pond), John F Henry, W N Hinson, Do W.*
las Hollis, Richard S Joell, H Keel, John Key, De.
broar Landy, T J Lightbourne, J 0 H Lightbourn
W H Lightbourn, Rev R Miller, Richard Munroe.
Roswell Murch, B P Masters, Rubt. Packwood, J W
Place, William Raynor, M A Robinson, Mrs L
Smith, C W T Smith, Henry Skelly, W P Swap,
John Sanders, Susan Simmons, C B Smith, Johp
Stephens, jHans P Simonson, Mrs Sarah Spear;,
Henry Trotl, Mrs James Tucker, Thomas Usher, Al
Voclanovich, J D Virgin, Jas Veal, Mrs Virgini
Isaac Virgin, Luticia Williams, Sarah Whitney, I D
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF.
FICOE ST. GEORGE'S, June 9.
George Arnold,J J Atery, Stovel Brangman,
Saml Bassett, John Carty, C Chraning, Ferriera
Joj Corulo, David Deal, J H Delta, Joseph Enos,
Jh n B Fox, Edward Frazer, 0 Healey, T S Mar.
tin, W McTremney,F S Smith, Mrs A C Smith, Pc.
ieon Tiott, Wm Vaner Miss C Young.
Waynilfnn- Ilowtvind:i- -Inno. 2 2n
%A7 f) T'lilklOClnM-DV 'IN'rQQfAil
~R. k.N'f 04)DA -ROY A L cwGA. YzTF,,.l,
BE MU D A.
Proceedings of the Hlonorable Leg-
Tuesday, 3rd June, 1879.--Pursuant to the Pro-
clamation of His Exbliency Major General Sir
Robert Michael Laffan, K.G.M.G., R.E., Governor
an1. Commander-in-Chief, &c., &c., &C., bearing
date the'26th day of May in the Year of Our Lord
One thousand eight hundred and seventy nine, for
the attendance of the Members of the Legislative
Council as well as of the Representatives in Colonial
Parliament for the despatch of Public Business, the
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
S". Win. H. Gosling,
"' James H. Trimingham,
< Eugenius Harvey,
a Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
** -G. S. Tucker,
Randal E. Wester, Colonial
*Ordered, that the following message be sent to
His Excellency the Governor-the same to be de-
livered by the Honble. R. E. Webster.
May itpleass our Excellency.
I am directed by Mr. President, and Gentlemen
of the Legislative Council to acquaint your Excel-
leqoy, that their House has met.-
Council Chamber, 3rd June, 1879.
His Excellency the Governor returned the fol.
R. M. LAFFAN,-
Governor and Commander-in-Chide.
The Governor has the honor to inform the Hon-
orable the Legislative Council that he will open the
Colonial Parliament this day at 1 o'clock,
S-. *,GLovernmerit House, 1
Mount Langton, 3rd June, 1879.
At one o'clock His Excellency entered the Coun-
cil Chamber, and the House of, Assembly having,
by His Excellency's command been summoned, and
the Speaker and the House of Assembly being in at-
tendance accordingly, His Excellency was pleased
to open the Session with the following Speech :
[For Speech see 1st page of this Gazette]
His Excellency then retired.
The House of Assembly withdrew.
The Speech being read from the Chair, it was
ordered that the Hon'ble James Tucker and the
Hon'ble G. S. Tucker be a Committee to prepare an
address in answer to the Speech, the same to be
laid before the Council at its next meeting.
Adjourned to Friday next, the 6th instant, at
Abstract of the PTrooeedings of the- Honorable
House of Ass8embly.
Tuesday, 3rd June, 1879.-His Excellency the
Governor and Commander-in.Chief, SiR ROBERT
MioCrAEt LArTAN, K.C.M.G., R.E., having by Pro-
slamation convened the Legislature to meet on this
day, the several members of the House assembled.
Mr. Cooper and Mr. Dill waited upon His Excel-
lency to acquaint him that the Assembly had met.
SA Message from His Excellency the Governor:-
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
The Governor has the honor to Inform the Hono-
rable House of Assembly that he will open the Co-
:lonial Parliament this day at 1 o'clock.
Government House, Mount Langton,
3rd June, 1879. }
SThe Provost Marshal General delivered a Mes-
sage from His Excellency the Governor, desiring
the attendance, of the House at the Council Cham-
ber, whereupon His Honor the Speaker and the
-Members of the House waited upon His Excellency,
when he was pleased to open the Session of Parlia-
ment with a Speech to the Legislative Council and
House of Assembly, copy of which having been
furnished to the Speaker, on the return of the
House His Honpr read the same from the Chair :-
[For S~wch see 1st page of this Gazette.]
The Clerk reported that in obedience to the order
of the HoUs- he had advertised for tenders for
Printing of the House and had received 4 Sets of
Tenders for tie several services specified, from Mr.
)Dbonald M'Pbee Lee, Mrs. Frances W. Washing-
Ston,'Messri. 8. S. Toddings & Brother, and Messrs.
Parker-which he laid upon the table.
Mr. R. J. P. DarreUll presented aList of Accounts
passed by the Committees of Quarterly Accounts
Sto the 31st of March last.
SOrdered, on motion of Mr. N. J. Darrell,tbat the
SReceiver General be requested to lay before the
-House the Public Books of Account.
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell introduced a Bill of Supply
and Appropriation-which was read a 1st time.
Ordered, on motion of Mr. R. J. P. Darrell, that
a Message be aefnt to His Excellency the Governor
to request that His Excellency will be pleased to
"direct an advertisement to be inserted in the Ga-
- counts to the Clerk of H. M. Council on or before
the 12th day of June Instant, made up to the 31st
day of May last.
On motion of Mr. R. J. P. Darrell-the follow-
ing Committee was appointed to report on expired
and expiring laws-Mr. R. J. P. Darrell, Mr. Dill,
and Mr. Wilkinson.
On motion of Mr. R. J. P. Darrell-the following
Committee was appointed. to examine and report on
Quarterly Accounts-Mr. R. J. P. Darrell, Mr.
Cooper, Mr. bill, Mr. N., J. Darrell and Mr. Tynes.
On motion,of the Attorney General, the following
Committee was appointed to prepare an address in
reply to the Speech of His Excellency the Governor
at the opening of the Session-the Attorney Gene-
ral, Mr. Dill and Mr. Wilkinson.
On motion of Mr. Dill-the following Committee
was appointed to examine and report upon the
Treasury Accounts-Mr. R. J. P. Darrell, Mr. Dill,
Mr. Fraser, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Tynes.
On motion of Mr. Cooper, the following Commit-
Stee was appointed to examine and report upon the
accounts of the Post Office-Mr. R. J. P. Darrell,
Mr. Tynes, Mr. T. F. J. Tucker.
The Attorney General from the Committee ap-
pointed to enquire and report on the reporting and
publishing of the Debates of the House, presented
The House resolved itself into a Committee of the
whole House to consider the Tenders for the print-
ing of the House.
Mr. J; W. Pearman in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that Mr. Donald
M'Phee Lee's Tenders for the Printing of the House
be accepted, they appearing to be the lowest-which
was agreed to.
The House resumed and adopted the Resolution
of the Committee-ordered accordingly.
Adjourned to Monday next.
Ralph Waldo Emerson lectured in Boston, a few
days ago. He showed a giving way to old age, and
his utterance was often indistinct. He read his
lecture while seated, his daughter guiding and
prompting hilwhenever he lost his place.
f. 0. G. T.
In the Temperance Hall, on Thursday last, the 22nd
inst., Bermuda Lodge No. 2, celebrated its sixth an-
niversary with a Festival and a Literary and musical
Entertainment. The room was beautifully decorated
with flags, flowers, ever-greens, &c., and two rows of
tables, which lined the Hall, were gorgeously and
sumptuously arrayed, but with perishable decorations,
which as the evening wore on presented a marked,
but by no means unsatisfactory, alterations. The
G. W. C. T., being unavoidably late, the Chair was
taken at 7-30 p.m. by Bro. Gregory, W. C. T. Grace
was said, and the members (numbering about one hun.
dred) commenced the first part of the programme in
grand style, and, if we may judge by the pleasant
countenances observable on every side, really enjoyed
their occupation. The G. W. C. T. arrived in time
to assist in the work of demolition, and to preside for
the rest of the evening. About 9-30 the tables were
cleared and preparations made for the second part of
the programme, which was conducted in a very plea-
sant and satisfactory manner, as follows :-
GLEE-" The Templars' Pledge "-Bros. Cobham,
Marlington, Granger, and Crompton.
RECITATION-" The Gladiators"-Bro. Pollitt.
SoNG-" The Sand Stone Girl "-Bro. Marlington.
RECITATION-" What have I got to pay "-Bro. Paul-
SoLO-Violin, from the Opera, I'll Trovatore,-Mr.
SONG-" The unprotected Child"-Bro. J. Gregory.
READING-" Give me a loan of Yer Gridiron "-
SONG-" The Skipper and his boy "-Bro. Shaw.
RECITATION-" A fearful dream "-Bro. Gregory.
SONG-" Bring your shattered heart to me "-Bro.
SoNG-" The Shamrock, Rose and Thistle "-Bro.
RECITATION-" Lady Clare "-Bro. Raynor.
SOLO, Violin-" From the Opera Faust "-Mr. T.
SoNG-" Lead me to my Mother's grave "-Bro Gre-
Many other Songs and Recitations were very ably
rendered by different members of the Order. But
where each performed their parts so creditably it is
almost unnecessary to comment on the style of any
one in particular, still I can not pass over the very
able and pathetic manner in which Bro. Pollitt rend-
ered his Song "Bring your shattered heart to me"
nor the very masterly style in which Bro. Gregory
rendered his Song The unprotected Child, all
deserved equal praise, but these two in particular
brought down rounds of applause. Great praise is also
due to Bro. Whatton, Lodge Deputy, who I believe
had most to do with the general management of the
preparations. A vote of thanks was tendered to the
management Committee, after which the National An.
them was sung, and the meeting broke up at 11-30
p. m.-Cox.-(Colonist please copy.)
For the Royal Gazette.
EASTER CELEBRATION IN PRESBYTERIAN
AND BAPTIST CHURCHES.
MR. EDITOR.-At this busy season when people's
minds are enveloped in the Crops," the arrival and
departure of Steamers; the exciting proceedings in the
Assizes; the attractive sales under the "Big Shed,"
and at the Old Stand," &c., and other absorbing
matter in the second and third pages of the Royal Ga-
zette, and in the Supplement, your general readers can
seldom spare time to peruse the fourth page; and yet
in your last issue (the 27th,) there are two articles on
that page that are exceedingly interesting, and the first
relating to the new oider of Easter Celebrations in the
Presbyterian and Baptist Churches described by the
New York Churchman, calls forth very serious reflec-
tion, and therefore I write this to direct the attention
of your readers to it on the Sabbath, when their thoughts
take refuge in serious channels.
Yours &c., CHRISTIAN.
NOTES IN CROP SEASON.
The principal cause for complaint at New York
against the Tomatoes shipped from Bermuda dur-
ing this season has been that the tomatoes have
been too green. The history of the tendency t-
pack them too green, is a simple one, The busio
ness prior to 1869, was done by sailing vessels, and
the average time between the packing and delivery
in the foreign market was not less than 11 days.
At least half of this time elapsed between the date
of packing and the arrival of the carrying vessel at
the Northern edge of the Gulf Stream, so to pro-
vide against too early maturing it became a habit
to pack very green. The great change made by the
direct transport, by weekly steamers, has been so
imperfectly appreciated, that the old practice of
packing very green Tomatoes, is largely retained.
During the months of February, March and
April, the Northern edge of the Gulf Stream, may
fairly be taken as the line, where ripening ceases,
in consequence of the colder temperature beyond,
and the producer should bear in mind, that by
steamers, the average time from the date of pack-
ing to the date of delivery, is 5 days, of which, only
an average of three, are consumed on this side of
the above mentioned Northern edge.
Tomatoes to be forwarded by Steamers may be
weekly packed, as ripe as full red, and provided
there are no holes in them, no fear need be enter-
tained of their decaying. They never should be
packed until shining surfaces and decided tracings
of pink. leave no doubt but that the change to red
will certainly occur so quickly as to prevent their
being kept for the next week's steamer.
Producers taking the above precautions will mi-
nimise the possibility of loss, either by the over-
ripening here, or by the depreciation of price in
the foreign market. If any producer doubts the
statements made above, let him apply to his corres.
pondent at New York, now, while the matter is en-
gaging the attention of every one concerned, and
get an opinion from the place where the selling is
Hamilton, Bermuda, May 30, 1879.
DEAR MR. EDITOR,-Last evening the Hall, belong-
ing to C. H. Robinson, Esqr., presented a gay and
festive appearance. It was the occasion of the last
dance of the season of the Hamilton Recreation
Club." Numbers of the youth of both sexes were
there assembled to "pass the midnight hours with fly-
ing feet." The Programme opened with a Waltz, and
Lancers, Quadrilles, Galops, Polkas, etc., followed in
quick succession, and concluding with the time hon-
ored dance of Sir Roger de Coverly." The
dancing, in spite of the increasing heat of the weather,
was entered into with great zest, by all. The refresh-
ments supplied were au fait" and well enjoyed.
The music furnished by Messrs. Anderson & Darrell
could not be well surpassed for accuracy of time and
The Hamilton Recreation Club, was established in
June last, by the young gentlemen connected with the
Hamilton Class of Mr. W. B. De Garmo, who visited
these Islands during the months of April, May, and
June. The first dance was given on the 14th of Oc-
tober, and since then a succession of monthly dances
have been given through the winter. The Recreation
meetings have now been adjourned until the cooler
months, when the Club again purposes holding these
TO FARMERS and OWNERS
OF BERMUD3 PRODUCE.
TH E Undersigned will
personal attention as usual
to all Ship-
iari UDJA. PROiDUCE
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
Produce purchased during the present Seisoni
at Market Prices.
THOSE. H PITT.
Hamilton, April 7, 1879.
Notice to. Farmers.
r HE Undersigned is prepared to
PURCHASE PRODUCE duringthe-pre-
sent Season at the highest Market Rates.
Persons desirous of shipping to New York
can do so through me free of charge to
lcssrs. lR. W. H awardd
Prompt Sales returned.
Cash payable in New York or Bermuda at
F. D. S. NASH,
93 Front Street.
Hamilton, 10th March, 1879.-tf
To Farmers and Shippers of
AVING had several years expe ience in this
the line 'of business, I desire to continue in'
the same 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.
Mr. Thos. *I. Pitt,
Of Hamilton, Bermuda,
will attend to receiving and invoicing all con-
signments for me, and will give all information
necessary for benefit of Shippers.
I remain, yours, &c.,
M. F. JUDGE,
M.essrs. O' Cotn nor 'Judge,
42 & 43 Vesey Street,
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r. W.HAYWARD, NEW YORK.
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Jos. M. HAYWARD, Agent R. M. S. Pkt. Co.
St. George's, Bermuda. '
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Between the Stores of Messrs. F. A.
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^7h $ '^ .
Dealer in PAINTS, OIlLS, VARNISH ES,
GLASS, PUTTY, BRUSHES,
July 15, 1878.-12 m.
Hard Stone Lime.
WOOD BURNT LIME.
3500 Bushels Hard Stone Wood
Burnt LIM E.
For Sale by Hl. C. OUTERBRIDGE, Cause-
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 1878.
1 X L
-S. H. Cappe,
0COi MISSION MERCIA&T,
zeptr. 31, 1878.--12m
FOR SCOURING, CLEANING
and Polishing purposes,
"PRIDE OF T11F KITCHEN,"
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rjiHE UNDERSIGNEI) having returned from
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Public in general of Bermuda, that he has re-
Corner Church and Burnaby sts., Hamilton,
And is prepared to execute in all its branches
and in first class style ; Porcelain Work, Photo-
graph arid Ferrotype Views. Old Pictures cspied
and enlarged and finished if required in Indian
hbamilton, Feby. 4, 1819.
United States Mail Steamers.
I OH LIPERPOOL,
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
LEAVE NEW YORK
NEVADA sails Tuesday, May 20, at 4 p.m.
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The above Steamers are built expressly for
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Ialoon, thus securing that ',great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking Room, Bath Roomh and Piano on
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from Ber-
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and 'Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
,ing next day.
WILLIAMS & GUION,
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, May 8th, 1879.
Notice to Farmers of Bermuda.
The Undersigned solicits consignments of
For the well known house of
James A/. Judge,
46 & 48 Broad Avenue,
W. Washington Market, N. Y.
He can guarantee full,sales and prompt re-
turns as in past seasons.
JAMES H. BUTLER,
Office at 0. S.Whitter's, next Royal Gazette"
Hamilton, March 18, 1879.*-tf
0r N the 15th instant, on the road between
'- 'Baiy's Bay atd St. Georges,
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I Of a Carriage Lamp.
same at the "
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r HE above WATCH ES for both
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on hand by the Undersigned : Any grade Move-
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Manufactor's list price. Also, make to order
any style of Cise with Crest, Monogram, &c.,
Remember the American Watch Co. received
the Gold 1edal at the late Paris Exhibition.
Front Steet, I!amilton ..
Deer 16, 1878. u.''*
f1lalts Village Boarding
'IIIS 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, Harrington 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.
JOHN T. PENISTON,
September 3, 1878.
Exchange on New York
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F. D. S.
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PILUL2E ANTI-SCROPHULdE OR ALTERA-
Proved by more than sixty years' experience to be
one of the best medicines for purifying the blood and
assisting Nature in her operations. They form a
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RIMMEL'L AROMATIC OZONIZER, or Na-
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IF A IT M, 44
Court of General Assize.
SPECIAL CRIMINAL SESSION.
'HE QUEEN VS. EDWARD JAMES SKEET-
THURSDAY, May 29-Continued.
Continued from 2nd page of to-day's Gazette.
containss two families and there are two attached
tages occupied by other families.
To Several Jurors.-I got up but not immediately
enA artis called. He did not mention any par-
icular people. I went that afternoon about 5 to my
on's house, but did not find him home. I then
poke to the two men who live at Mangrove Bay
nd near the Church, respectively. Two blinds on
he south side were standing out. I generally em-
loyed my son to do work. I have frequently sent
im messages through his wife, which have been
arrived out. It was in my yard that he struck his
ife with his hand. My son did not appear at all
excited on Monday morning. He was jovial and
olly. He owned a boat. It is some time since I
aw the stone which he was in the habit of using
at his moorings. Gave Mrs. Skeeters the message in
he Church Yard, no one heard me. I touched her
with my stick and called her aside. He used scrap
iron ballast for his boat. I am on good terms with
my son, only this business has caused me to have
bad feelings towards him. Could not see prisoner's
house from mine nor where his boat was moored.
I was at the Dockyard on Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday. Have not been in my son's boat sine-.
To the Court.-On Tuesday my son and I spoko
about his wife, that the money was missing, &c.
Tucker came from Mangrove Bay.
ELIZABETH MORRIS.-I live in Somerset,, and my
daughter, $Ann Augusta, lives with me. I have
known the prisoner all his life. He has been
planting my ground on shares, giving me a third.
He did not come to my house frequently. On
Sunday he sometimes looked in to see if there
were any fowls on the ground. I had another
daughter, HannahBeen, a widow for two years, by
whom the prisoner had a child. She died last
Christmas, and was living with me last October.
My daughter, Ann Morris, was away at service at
Captain Silver's for twelve months; and after-
wards at Captain Holt's, for two or three months.
Did not go to Church Sunday evening. Did not
see prisoner on Sunday. He called on Monday
,evening; sat on the door-step with his handker-
chief in his hand, and his face leaning on it. He
appeared to be very dull and was crying; said
he had just come from Anna's mother, and wanted
,a few shillings that I owed him as he was short.
What he had his old woman had gone with. He
called again on Tuesday for the money. I did not
have it and he went away. He said good evening'
to my daughter Ann. I saw him at Pleasant Fub-
ler's on Wednesday night, having gone after his
sister, Lizzie Virgin, to do a day's ironing for me.
Prisoner said he had heard nothing of his wife, but
heard that a strange woman had been seen walking
about 9 a.m. below the Light House, where he had
been. He said his feet hurt him too bad to go as
far as his sister's in Pagets, but would go next day
by land or boat. I was detained at Crawley's shop
on my way home. My daughter Ann was with me,
but did not stop to talk to him. Prisoner did not
tell me whether he had slept at home since Sunday
night. The next time I saw him he was being
brought along in a carriage on Sunday evening.
He said give my mother that message you got be-
longing to me, meaning the money I owed him.
To a Juror.-I have known the prisoner since his
childhood. Anna Skeeters never spoke to me after
my daughter had a child. My daughter Ann was
courting with a young man.
ANN AUvusTA MoRRIS.-I live with my mother.
1 know the prisoner; knew his wife, but was not on
speaking terms with her. He did not frequently
come to my mother's except on duty; by which I
mean his coming was in connection with the
planting. ,Remember the 20th October, was at
Church that Sunday evening, did not go home
direct. Johnny Brooks walked a little distance
with me. I spent about three minutes with Mrs.
Wm. Joseph Tucker, who walked along with me.
Going to Mrs. Mander's we pass Mrs. Tucker's. I
sometimes visit Mrs. Mander's. Prisoner never
went to Mrs. Mander's to walk home with me on a
Sunday evening. I went direct home after parting
with Mrs. Tucker. When prisoner called on Tues-
day night to see my mother I was in the kitchen ;
recognized his voice; did not see him; did not hear
what hesaid to my mother. He said 'good evening.'
I answered good evening.' While he was there I
went into Hannah's bedroom; she was sick in bed.
I accompanied my mother to Eli's Harbour on Wed-
nesday, to see about his sister coming to work, when
SI again saw the prisoner and had some conversation
with him for about half an hour, on the road. He
would bring a book with him to our house, and read
aloud to himself, my sister and my mother being in
the room. Saw Anna inside the church door that
Sunday evening, but did not speak to her, nor 'she
to me. I never was at the cottage after he lived
S there. I never washed any of Anna Skeeters'
Clothes and never saw any at my mother's. I never
Swashed any of the prisoner's clothes. [The Attor-
ney General, with a view to contradict this witness,
proposed to put questions as to whether she did not
say to Mrs. Lottimore, If, &c.," which, after refer-
ence to the Bermuda Acts, the Chief Justice refused
-to permit.] I spoke to Anna some time back. I
am 23 years old. When at service I always went
home when I had time.
To a Juror.-Prisoner did not visit me when out
at service. He never visited me. I never heard
prisoner say he was father of the child my sister
died of. I have not seen them walking together
since he was married. Prisoner was not fond of me.
I don't know if he was fond of my sister. I never
knew him to bring her presents.
ROBERT JAMES BURGESS, Boatman.-I remember
being on Scotch Hill on a Sunday morning, the
Sunday before the Coroner's Inquest was held.
Edwin Fubler and a boy were with me. I gener-
ally travel on the hills in the morning. I looked on
the water, saw nothing unusual. Saw great flakes
of calm. There was a strong breeze. The flakes
of calm were off Long Bay; can't say how far from
shore ; saw them through a glass. Remained for
about-n hour watching them off ind on. These
marks' of calm were not in the channel. When
there is a barrel or box in the water you generally
see a calm about it. I could see the cottage where
Skeeter's lived, the calm bore to the N. E. of it.
'To a Juror.-Daniel's Island appears N. W. from
EDWIN FUBLER.-I live in the middle part of
Somerset, near Scotch Hill; remember being there
with Burgess on 27th October. In Long Bay, in
the channel, I saw the calm, a long stream. There
was a moderate breeze. It was a mile and half to
two miles from where I saw it, about a mile from
prisoner's cottage. I looked at it through a glass,
watched it for half an hour. I looked at it again
same forenoon. About 8 a.m. when I'first saw it;
about 9-30 when I saw it again. I saw it on Mon-
day, Tuesday and Wednesday. I saw boats out on,
Wednesday appeared to be creeping. I was look-
Sing through a glass, saw them bring up something
where I saw the calm; could not tell what it. was.
The position of the calm did not vary. I generally
go on the hill to look out every morning. I was on
the hill very early on Monday 21st. Cannot say
what time; it was daylight. I looked seaward.
-Saw one small boat moving, could not tell if she
had sail set. She was N. W. from my house. It
was before sunrise. Boat might have been two
miles out, she. was in the channel a little to the
West, where I saw the calm. I did not watch her
long. I could tell by the land she was moving.
Could not tell how propelled by sail or oar, or which
o the Bermuda Royal Gazette, Hamilton, Tuesday, June 10th, 1879.
way she was going. She was West of prisoner's
house; can't say how far. My house is a good bit
from Long Bay, 1 mile South East from Mr. Gil-
bert's store. Prisoner's house bears North West of
mine. I know where Mrs. Allick lives; the boat I
saw was a long way North of that.
To a Juror.-I saw the calm on Sunday, Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday in the same place.
FRIDAY, 30th-5th Day.
JOHN EVANS.-I am a seaman on board the Spit-
fire." Anna Skeeters was my sister. Knew she
was missing on the 22nd or 23rd October. Picked
up some remains in Long Bay, where is the regular
channel to Chub Cut, on the 30th October. The
Coroner's Inquest was held next day. I noticed a
calm a few days before. I went out at noon with
Pilot Scott and two others. There were two boats.
We commenced dredging with 200 fathoms of small
rope with fish hooks strung along the line, and iron
bolts attached, one end in each boat. The calm was
very apparent. The second time we came in con-
tact with something heavy, at the depth of 61 fa-
thoms, which we hauled till we came over it. Scott
looked through a water glass, I afterwards, and saw
something about a fathom from the bottom having
the appearance of a skeleton. We took land marks
and buoyed off the place. We then concluded to
lift it and get what we could, and judged by the
strain that it was attached to the bottom. After
heavy hauling something gave way and part of a
skeleton was brought up and placed in one of the
boats, and taken to the prisoner's house, distant
about H mile, being the nearest house. No head
but arms or legs attached to the body, very little
flesh, slimy and strong scent. No clothing, nothing
attached to it; no feet. I doubt if the skeleton
parted when it broke adrift.
To Jurors.-We dredged across the channel,
boat's sterns 6 feet apart, could see bottom in some
places. The bottom where the skeleton was was
very muddy. I was induced to make the search
having heard that the prisoner threatened to make
away with her.
WILLIAM BERESFORD ScoTT.-I am a licensed pilot
living at Somerset, above Cavello Hole. Was on
Hunt's hill with several others the Sunday before
the body was found, saw a calm, and again on
Monday. On Wednesday I accompanied John
Evans and several others. I looked over with a
glass the second time we dredged, and saw a skele-
ton, which must have been attached to something,
because one of my hooks was still fast to the bot-
tom. The skeleton, with little flesh on it, seemed 1
to be broken in two. The legs without the f. t,
were there, no arms nor skull. We did not rai.e
the weight. I subsequently saw a stone that had
been brought on shore, evidently a shore stone and
not one that had been months under water.
Cross Examined.-The shore flat is about as far as
from here to the Eastern wall of the Court House
grounds. There is no deep water between its outer
edge and the main land.
To Jurymen.-With the wind North East a small
boat with a'sail could fetch out and back from the
prisoner's house to where I found the skeleton. On
the morning of the 21st, wind was South East. I
suppose it would tak3 his boat 20 minutes to go and
To Justice J,. H. Trimingham.-The distance bet-
ween the prisoner's house and where the skeleton
was found is less than that from here across the
GEORGE FBANCIs.-I am an able seaman H.M.S.
"Terror." I am a diver. On October 31st I dived
in Long Bay channel, going out in one of the Dock-
yard steamboats, where the place was buoyed.
Pilot Scott was there. Went down about 8-30 a.
m. in 6 fathoms; found portions of women's un-
derclothing, flannel petticoats, chemise, and stays.
Went down three or four times. I took the things
ashore, ,all found within 20 yards in circumference,
in my diving boat, to the house where the Inquest
was held. The second time I brought up a cotton
petticoat and portion of a woman's hair, and at
same time saw a stone with rope attached, close by
the spot, which I brought up after dinner, weighing
about 80 pounds. The rope was tied in a groove
cut round the stone-the one now produced. The
bottom was a white sandy substance, small soft stuff,
neither mud nor sand. I gave the things to Sig-
gins the Constable, now present.
,R. FeANCE ELTZABETH LANG.-I live in the
same house as Pluasai Fubler. Peter G-. Burns
lived there last Octobe. I think a person in Burn's
room could hear a pei in talk in Pleasant Fubler's.
I did not see anything of Pleasant Fubler on Mon-
day morning that I recollect. I saw Elizabeth
M orris when she called with her daughter Ann on
the Wednesday evening and gave her message to the
prisoner about his sister, who joined them on the
Cross ExamineL-My bedroom is on the same
floor as Mrs. Fubler's. I could not see any one go
in or out of her room, behind which is her bedroom.
I know prisoner. Did not see or hear him early on
Monday morning at his mother's. Did not see
Mrs. Fubler go in or out that Monday morning.
Heard no doors open, heard no one talking.
To Jurymen.-I don't know if prisoner's mother
washed any soiled clothes on Monday. I was not
at home Tuesday. I am a very heavy sleeper.
To Justice Trimingham.-The first time I saw Mrs.
Fubler on Monday was about 3 p.m. I left home
about 9 a.m. Tuesday. Don't recollect seeing
Pleasant Fubler that evening.
THOiAS WE. Huxx, M.D., Surgeon -Only knew
Anna Skeeters by~sight. She looked like a Mulatto.
Concluded from measuring the skeleton, which was
far from perfect, that the height was 5 ft. 6 ins.
The head and collar bones, the neck, one or two of
the ribs, the feet, the hands and arms were want-
ing. There were some shreds of flesh, but the flesh,
properly speaking, was gone. I have no doubt the
remains were those of a light colored woman, and
would conjecture they had been under water for
about a week. The calm in the water would be
caused by the fatty substances of the body rising
to the surface. Decomposition in a submerged
body in this climate would set in in about 5 days.
The body of a drowned person would rise to the
surface in consequence of decomposition, in about 3
days. From experience I pronounce the hair pro-
duced that of a coloured person. This is the
skin of the sole of the foot with toes attached.
HENRY MARK LEVINGE, M.B.-I am a Surgeon in
the Navy, attached to the R. N. Hospital. In Oc-
tober last I saw a body landed at Somerset; was in
the house of the prisoner same time as the Coroner.
I judge by the breadth of the pelvis that the skele-
ton was that of a woman. There was an odour
from it; very little flesh attached to the bones. I
think the arms, head and feet, at least one of them,
were wanting. I suppose in this climate decompo-
sition would occur within ten days. The tempera-
ture of the water would determine how long a body
would remain under it.
ROBERT WALTER BIDDuLPH.-I am a Surgeon in
the R. Navy, attached to H. M. S. Terror." Was
present at the Coroner's Inquest, October 31st. Did
not see the remains. I was at the prisoner's cot-
tage the Sunday before the Inquest. Three other
persons and the prisoner were present. I saw a
lot of woman's clothes in the kitchen, a white para-
sol behind the bedroom door, a fan hung by a black
cord on the mosquito curtain on the top of the bed
in the bedroom.
Cross Examined.-Standing on the floor you could
see through the mosquito net. I could reach the
top from the floor.
To Jurymen.-I live at Boaz, I went out for a
walk on Sunday. I examined inside and outside
of premises, saw some marks on a garment and
some spots on the floor in the sitting room, could
not tell what the marks were occasioned by, saw no
JOHN FOWLE, J. P.-I held an investigation of
circumstances attending the death of Anna Skeeters.
After examination of some witnesses prisoner made
a statement, after being warned in the usual man-
ner, which I noted and now produce.
CHARLES CHISHOLM KEANE, CORONER,-On Octo-
ber 36th I commenced an Inquest; continued on 31st
and completed on November 1st. Part of a skele-
ton was produced before me in the prisoner's cot-
tage, which had been brought on shore by Scott and
Evans. There were wanting the head, arms and
feet, a portion of the heel of one foot was there. I
searched the prisoner's'cottage, found some hair on
a shelf in the kitchen wrapped in paper, which I
took with me. These to the best of my belief are
the combings now produced. I compared this hair
with that found by the diver, there was a slight
difference in colour, probably produced by the dust
and smoke of the kitchen. I consider they corres-
pond. There were streaks of grey hair in both. I
have been Coroner for over 30 years, have held
several inquests on both white and colored. The
hair is that of a light Mulatto. I should say the
skin is that of the sole of the foot of a coloured per-
THOMAS SwAN.-I live near prisoner. Saw him
on Sunday, October 20th, coming from his house
going towards the Church, and spoke to him. He
had on pepper and salt pants, black double breasted
jacket, a dark tweed hat and white shirt front.
Cross Examined.-Our conversation lasted 5 or 7
minutes. The wind was Easterly, and if it kept
fine we would go fishing next day. I never went
fishing with him. On Monday morning about 6-30
I passed the prisoner's house within 10 yards, on
my way to Long Bay. The Teazer" was at her
moorings at 9-30 a.m. On Sunday, 27th, I was at
the house, when I saw some clothes in the kitchen.
Prisoner's boat was moored with a stone and chain
and had a rope bridle. There were two large
stones, the one produced was not one of them.
Re-Examined.-My land is Miss Burrows', now
owned by the Government, within stone throw of
prisoner's land. I can see his cottage from my
To Jurymen.-My daily occupation is fishing.
Prisoner's cottage was shut when I passed on Mon-
day, his boat was at her moorings. I did not notice
Mrs. Allick's. Her house is close to the water about
as far as from Custom House to Trott & Cox's.
Prisoner's boat is moored on North East side of his
house. I saw no one on the road Monday morning.
To Justice Eugenius Harvey.-The "Teazer" was
gone by 10-30 a.m. The Teazer" went fishing on
21st, came in afternoon 22nd.
THOMAS TRO.-I saw the prisoner at twilight
on Sunday 21st passing the Church before service,
going towards Mangrove Bay, from the direction of
his mother's, dressed in black jacket, dark trousers,
light coloured hat. I next saw him at Mangrove
Bay on the following Sunday morning.
GEORGE HENRY CuRTIS.-I went to Somerset on
Sunday, October 20th, 1130 a.m. I had a contract
to trim the S. S. Naples" down by the head, her
propeller had been lost. I saw prisoner's father
who collected the hands for me at his house between
1 and 2. I did not see the prisoner on Sunday.
Tuzo was first at work and prisoner second on
Cross-Examined.-I have often employed the pris-
To Jurors.-It was near 8 before prisoner turned
to. There were 14 men. I gave no other person
but prisoner's father instructions to get men. No-
ticed nothing unusual in prisoner's demeanour.
He worked all day Tuesday in his usual working
SAMUEL BEAN.-I am one of the Teazer's crew
am father of Sarah Bean. The Teazer left her
moorings about 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21st, for
St. George's. My daughter was home on Sunday
night, and left early Monday morning, can't say
what hour. There is a fish pond at the prisoner's
house, top part of squared stones. I cannot answer
anything about the stone shewn me. There is stone
something like that just above the ruin of the old
Cross Examfned.-I called my daughter that
morning just before sunrise. Don't know what
time she left home; think she left home before I
did; she was not there when I left the second time
at 5 minutes to 9. My daughter goes to work
sometimes at sunrise and sometimes before.
To Jurymen.-Cannot see Teazer's moorings from
my house. Did not observe whether prisoner's boat
was at her moorings.
Louis BENJAMIN DICKINSON.-I am a stone-ma-
son, know the prisoner's cottage and remains of
wharf there. The stone produced has not, in my
opinion, been long under water. The green marks
on it shew it to have been a beach-stone. From
the notch it has been used in masonry. The old
wharf is built of similar stone to that and several
lie about the beach. There are only two wharf re-
mains in the neighborhood, Skeeters's house being
6TH DAY.-S-A URDAY, MAY 31sT.
SOLOMON SIm-ONs.-I was one of the hands em-
ployed in shifting coal on board the "Naples."
Went to work on Monday, Oct. 21st, don't remem-
ber whether I went over in same boat as prisoner,
but did on Tuesday.
To a Juryman.-Did not notice prisoner's demea-
nour. My brother told me on Monday about the
coaling. I do not think it could have been known
at Mangrove Bay on Sunday morning or else I
should have known it.
WILLIAM THos. MASTERS.-I am a mason and
wharf builder, living in Pembroke. I have exam-
ined the stone produced. It is a corner stone for a
wharf or fish pond; has been chafed at the corner;
it has been cut out for the bed of another stone, it
does not seem to have been long under water, no
shells, &c., on it.
DONALD McPHEE LEE.-I am Editor and Pro.
prietor of the Royal Gazette. I cannot recognize
the prisoner at the Bar. I don't know him by
ALEXANDER YoUNG.-I live at Somerset, used to
sail in the Barss. She only made one trip to New
York last October, end of the month. We left at
9 a.m. on a Tuesday. I knew the late Anna Skee-
ters by sight, she did not go passenger. From
February to November the Barss only took three
passengers, all friends of Capt. Hollis.
THOMAS HINSON BATTISBEE.--I know prisoner by
sight, was at Somerset on Sunday, ;Oct. 20th,
saw him between 9 and 10 on my way to the Ferry,
coming in the opposite direction between the Cricket
Ground and Thomas Gilbert's stables on the public
road. He could have turned off to Elizabeth Mor-
ris's after I met him.
Cross-examined.--Prisoner was dressed in dark
clothes, with a light hat.
To a Juror.--He had something in his hand;
might have been a stick or an umbrella.
PETER JAMES ALLICK.-Margaret Allick, my wife,
was in the habit of going to the Dockyard to work
for Mr. Vincent Pitman, always on a Monday. I
knew Anna Skeeters; saw her on Saturday.
VINCENT PITMAN.-I live at the Dockyard, am in
the habit of employing Margaret Allick; she was
at my house on Monday Oct. 21st, came again on
Wednesday, Oct. 30. I only depend on. my memory.
THOMAS JAMES BEAN.-I am employed, and was
so last October, at Somerset Ferry. Nathaniel
Skeeters was at the Ferry on Sunday October 20th,
and slept in same room with me, and went to work
next morning about 5.
Cross-examined.-We slept there other nights
very often together. He and I work there now.
To Jurymen.-That Sunday night was my* turn
in. I slept there every alternate Sunday. We had
one night off and one night on.
NATHANIEL SKEETERS.-I am brother of the pri-
soner, and work at Somerset Ferry, and was so
employed last October. I was on the Ferry Sun-
day, 20th; did not see the prisoner till Monday
morning, when he crossed to Boaz Island. I was
not at my mother's house any time during Sunday
night or Monday morning; was there Tuesday
To Jurymen.-There are three men employed at
the Ferry now. That Sunday was my regular
night for sleeping there. I noticed no excitement
in the prisoner on Monday morning, was in his
working clothes, suppose it was about 6'30 when he
JOSEPH THIBOU.-I am stoker of H. M. S. Terror
and live at Gwelly Hole. On 20th I attended ser-
vice at Somerset church, and prisoner questioned
me about my movements that evening.
The Chief Justice held that the questions of pri-
soner to witness before the magistrate were inad-
JESSIE GILBERT.-I brought the clothes in that
bag from Pleasant Fubler's on a Friday, the day
the inquest was going on, and left them in Siggins'
dairy. I put the list in the bag. I cannot now
describe what I received.
To a Juryman -1 could go from prisoner's house
to his mother's and back in a quarter of an hour. I
arrested him at his mother's on Sunday, October
27, between 3 and 4 p.m., and took him to his own
house. We went by carriage; Simons drove. I
allowed him to get out at the cross road, but disap-
pearing I followed him and found him in the kitch-
en of Mrs.: Morris shaking hands with her and
her daughter. Another woman was present.
Cross. Examined -Prisoner did not refuse to go
To the Chief Justice.-I had no written warrant
to arrest him.
To a Juryman.-As soon as I lost sight of him I
ran after him. He said I'm under the bands of
Louis BENJAMIN DICKINSON, recalled.-I examin-
ed neighbourhood of prisoner's house and found no
place where the stone would fit. Particularly ex-
amined the Fish Pond, Siggins was with me.
To Court.-The wharf has been in a ruinous state
many years. Because the stone has not two work-
ed faces it could not have been a corner stone.
This stone is of the same quality, coarse grained
stone as those lying about the beach.
The prosecution rested here.
The prisoner's statement was then read by the
Clerk of the Court.
R. D. Darrell, Esqr., Solicitor General, addressed
the Jury in a pathetic address of two hours dura-
tion, and then proceeded with the evidence profer-
red in defence.
THOMAS LINES.-I have known prisoner for three
years. He planted in my ground last October. I
saw Pleasant Fubler on the morning of the 22nd
digging sweet potatoes. She had a bag; was in
the habit of carrying one.
Cross-Examined. I knew prisoner's wife by
sight very well. I last 'saw her about ten days be-
fore the 20th October on my ground hired by the
prisoner. I have once or twice seen marks of
blows or bruises about her face; some twelve
To a Juryman.-I did not see a basket on Tues-
day morning; don't think she would have put her
basket in the pig's stye.
COCKBURN ROBINSON.-I live at Long Bay, Som-
erset, and know the prisoner; pass his house near-
ly every morning. I am Ward-Room Steward of
the Terror. Leave home between 5 and 6 to be on
board at 8 a.m. when I have usually seen prisoner's
boat at her moorings. 1 have a garden; was col-
lecting sea weed between 4 and 4"30 and 6 a.m., ra-
king up with a boy from the beach where there is a
gully near prisoner's house on the Monday. There
was some talk of Mrs. Skeeter's being missing. I
could not see into Long Bay, it was very dark, I
saw no boat, heard no noise in the house, and saw
no light. I left home that morning about to 7.
Don't remember seeing Sarah Bean or any one else
at the prisoner's cottage. Did not notice prisoner's
boat when I passed.
Cross-Examined.-An hour to an hour and a half
from my house to the Terror.
To a Juryman.-Passed close by the prisoner's
house Monday morning, did not observe whether it
was shut or open. Did not see Mrs. Allick that
JAMES WADE SWAN.-I live in same house as
Pleasant Fubler, at the North end, my bedroom is
under her Sitting Room. Could hear talking in
her room without making out the conversation. I
had a dance on Monday October 21st. Did not see
or hear anything of the Prisoner on Monday morn-
ing. Grant Burns lived in the house under me ;
was at the dance that night, sober. I was in my
room about daylight Monday; heard no one talking.
Saw Pleasant Fubler in the yard about noon. Did
not observe what she was doing. Saw Grant Burns
that morning between 7 and 8 outside his door un-
dressed, not just out of bed.
To Jurymen.-There is a thick stone partition be-
tween me and Burn's room. There are no dogs kept
in the yard.
CHARLES MAUNDERS.-I live in Somerset and am
daily employed at the Dockyard, never worked for
Curtis coaling vessels.
Cross-Examined.-I live in Ling Bay; am mar-
To a Juryman.-I am a sawyer.
RICHARD LANG.-I am a labourer, live at Somer-
set near the Church, sometimes work at the Dock-
yard. Worked on board the "Naples," not with
the prisoner, being on board a coal Barque in the
beginning of the week. I did not hear anything of
Mr. Curtis wanting men till Monday morning.
ZTH DAY-MONDAY, JUNE 2ND.
THOMAS BURNS.-I live at Ely's Harbour, Somer-
set, sometimes work at the Dockyard. I worked
on bpard the Naples coal-shifting on Monday and
Tuesday, and saw the prisoner there. I think I
first heard of the job on Sunday night. I remem-
ber making arrangements with prisoner to go fish-
ing on Saturday, but something prevented.
To Jurymen -fle appeared as usual on Monday
and Tuesday. He used a killick, stone and stick
for moorings, when he went fishing. I have seen
rope same size as this in prisoner's boat. I received
message about coaling from iSkeeters' father about
8 o'clock Sunday night. 1 was at church Sunday;
did not see prisoner.
To Jw-sice Trimingham.-The rope is what is com-
monly u ,ed in fishing-boats for painters and killicks.
WILLIAx TUCKER. -I live at Somerset; am some-
times employed at Dockyard. Worked on board
the Naples; went first on Sunday; saw prisoner
there Monday and Tuesday. First heard of the
work on Sunday, between 1 and half-past 1.
Cross-examined.-I went to the Dockyard in the
captain's boat; cant say the hour.
To Jurymen.-They allowed me half a day for
Sunday. Had no conversation with prisoner; no-
ticed nothing wrong. Went after finishing my
dipner; said nothing about my going coaling. I
sent.no message to the prisoner.
This concluded the evidence.
The Attorney General then summed up the evi-
dence in a telling address to the Jury, followed by the
comprehensive charge of the Chief Justice. After a
twenty minutes absence the Jury returned a verdict
Guilty." The prisoner thereupon addressed the
Court with some vehemence without bettering his posi-
tion. The Chief Justice afterwards pronounced the
sentence of Death, and so closed the Judicial proceed-
ings in this painful case. These particulars were fully
noted in our last issue.
From the American Episcopal Register.
SUNDAY AT- BERMUDA.
A Visit to the Native Churches-The Popular Form of
Americans needing a mild climate, during the win-
ter or spring, are interested in knowing that less than
six hundred miles east of Charleston, S. C., the Ber-
muda Islands afford a most delightful and desirable
resort; that they may be reached by steamer from
Halifax or New York; and that while the soft, balmy
air of these semi-tropical Isles is particularly grate-
ful and soothing to weak lungs or throats, and invi-
gorating to enfeebled constitutions, it is pernicious to
But it is not our purpose to discuss the sanitary
advantages, natural beauties, public-works ant social
attractions of Bermuda, at this time ; its religious
element is the feature to which we will limit this com-
The first fact which challenges the notice of every
visitor is, that for a population of less than fourteen
thousand persons, five-eighths of whom are colored
people, there are twelve good and substantial churches,
some of which for size and architectural taste and
finish would do credit to any of our cities. There
are as many more chapels. All are well filled at
every service, the whites and blacks occupying dif-
ferent blocks of pews, but all meeting and joining in
the religious exercises at the House of God upon a
footing of perfect equality. There are regular ser-
vices, moreover, at the public institutions, the dock-"
yards, and for the different vessels of war in port.
The flagship Bellerophon, Captain Castle, has an
earnest chaplain of her own.
Another circumstance which attracts one's atten-
tion is that the Church of England's is the popular
form of worship. It seems to be all-sufficient for the
emotionalmnature of the African, as well as for the
thoughtful Caucasian ; and the proportion of attend-
ants is about equal or nearly so. Not one-sixth of
the population, probably, belong to all the other de-
nominations combined, viz: Presbyterian, Wesleyan,
Methodist and Roman Catholic.
A very exemplary feature in the services at all the
Churches, is the universality of interest and partici-
pation in them. Every one rises when it is proper
to stand up. All kneel when it is in order to do so.
And nearly all make the responses and unite with
the excellent voluntary choirs in the Chants and
Hymns. Tho only exceptions that we observed,
were a few persons whom we recogn zed as invalids
from the United States. After the b aediction, fol-
lowing the sermon, which all reverently kneel to re.
peive, the whole congregation moves quietly out of
Church ; no gossiping, no frivolity or conversation
is indulged in within the sacred walls. Not a word
is heard, even the soldiers seem to rise by signal,
form in the aisles and file out of Church in the most
quiet and orderly manner. Those occupying pews
nearest the door of exit rise and leave the Church
first, so that there is no crowding in the aisles.
The churches are all built of the native limestone
or rock on which the Islands rest. It is soft., porous,
easily worked and almost as white as marble. The
roofs are made of the same material, as are all the
buildings, public and private-government houses,
forts, dockyards, court, penitentiary, roads and
wharves; and in the moonlight the whole town of
Hamilton seems to be covered with snow, although
snow is never seen there, the thermometer ranging
from 58 deg. to 68 deg. during the winter and spring
months with little variation, and averaging a temper-
ature of 63 deg.
Some of the churches are two hundred years old,
and contain many mural tablets of historic interest
and very quaint diction. The Rev. F. J. F. Light-
bourne, the popular and industrious Rector of St.
Peter's Church, at the town of St. George's, uses a
massive communion service of hammered silver, pre-
sented to this really well-b'ilt church by Her Majesty
Queen Anne. He at one time officiated as Rector
of a church in North Carolina, and during the late
war was despoiled of all he owned during a cavalry
raid. His grandfather was Rector of this parish
church for fifty-five years ; his father was Rector of
the Pembroke parish church, at Hamilton, for forty-
six years. The. Rev. Mark James is the present
faithful and laborious Rector of the Pembroke parish
church, and the minister in charge of Trinity and
Devonshire churches. He is assisted by the Rev.
Mr. Jones, formerly of New York. They arrange
the hours of service at these different e. arches so
that they may all be open every Sunday. The Rev.
Dr. Lough, the eloquent Rector of the Paget parish
church in like manner officiates at the Warwick
church some miles away.
The Easter services at these churches were par-
ticularly attractive. At the same hour, 8 a.m., the
family of Sir Robert M. Laffan, the distinguished
Governor of the Bermudas; the heroic explorer,
Sir Edward A. Inglefield, Admiral of the British
Squadron on the Atlantic coast of North America,
and Lady Inglefield, besides numerous eminent offi-
cers in the military, 'naval and civil service, with
their families, were seen at Trinity Church-the
Governor's family having come over a mile from
"Mount Langton," and the Admiral nearly three
miles from "Clarence Hill thus setting an example
of religious duty to all classes of the community.
This beautiful large gothic church was redolent with
the aroma of floral decorations. From five hundred
to a thousand lilies of the different species, which
grow in such luxuriance here, besides the choicest
roses and other appropriate flowers, palm branches,
ferns, &c., were freely given by the parishioners to
decorate the church in honor ot the risen God.
The Paget Church was also most tastefully, and
profusely festooned, equaling, perhaps, in beauty and
numbers the display made at Trinity Church. In-
deed, nothing could be more exquisite in refined
taste than the wholly inexpensive and perfectly
beautiful arrangement of flowers by ladies of the
congregation in this and other churches of Bermu -
upon Easter Sunday.
At the Devonshire Church, situated in probal
the mos. picturesque portion of the islands, with
aged and venerable-looking cedar tree, four feet i:.
diameter, standing among the crowded tombs in the
oldichurchyard, and oleanders, olives, palms, bana-
nas, etc here and there along the road-side, the in-
terest of the afternoon service was increased by the
usual weekly baptism of some colored infants, each
of them with enough high sounding given names to
tax the memory and gravity of the officiating clergy-
man. Still it was an act of pious duty on the part
of the parents, and the large congregation were not
wearied by the lengthened services. Trinity Church
was again filled to its utmost capacity on Easter
Sunday evening, a fine sermon rewarding all who at-
Of course with a population thus trained to a re-
ligious observance of the Lord's Day, there is no
patronage for Sunday taverns (and none were open),
no dissipation, no brawls. Of course, also, the crimi-
nal calendars and taxes are extremely light Indeed,
the records show that there have only been two
murders on the islands ia thirty years. A better
governed, happier, more polite and more hospitable
people than the inhabitants of Bermuda can no where
be found, and it must afford repose and comfort to
any lover of his race to sojourn for a while amid the
lovely influences of these heaven-blessed isles.
To the Editor of the Royal Gatette.
SiR,- t he old Guard Walls in the Western Parishes
are unsightly and became so on account of the unfinish-
ed state they were left in by the builder. The new ones
will soon become so. Bermuda stone-walls should be
sloped or rounded, pointed up with mortar and lime-