BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No.40 -Vol. LI STATE SUPER VEAS ANTIQUES 2s. per AD
1amilton, I~ernmsda, Ttes
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAR MR. LEE,-It was with. very great plea-
sure that I read an extract from the Sanitarian let-
ter in your last week's Gazette, as it shows me that
the science of astronomy is still interesting some
members of our Bermudian society. I am sure I
am only expressing the hopes of all your readers
when I say that I trust Ursa Major, W. A. M. and
a few others of those amateurs of astronomy, who
gave us so much valuable information through your
columns last winter, will carry on their investiga-
tions of the heavens, and either give us some inter-
esting lectures on the subject, or at least note down
for the information of their less gifted brethren the
result of their searches.
Personally, I am very ignorant of astronomy, and
I must confess I could not quite make out thedrift
of many of your astronomical correspondents' let-
ters last winter, but still I am very anxious to
learn, and I often go stargazing with the hopes of
seeing something new in the heavens.
Just now that so many dreadful things are pre-
dicted for the next few years in consequence of the
conjunction at perihelion of the four great planets,
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, (at least so
says your extract), a few observations by W. A. M.
might be extremely useful, and a lecture or two very
instructive and interesting. I don't know much
about it, but it seems to me that in these islands
some of the Planets are more prominent than in
other places, for instance, if oar local astronomers
can be relied on, Vulcan comes forward more pro-
minently here than elsewhere, and I am curious to
know if that Planet's very erratic course in the
heavens could have any place among the causes of
the conjunction which is to create such dire distur-
bances. It seems that this conjunction is to occur
for the first time since the Christian era. Can it
be possible that Vulcan went through the eccentric
movements reported of him last winter and cast off
similar offshoots two thousand years ago ? It is
perfectly marvellous to think of his madcap pranks
Sof last winter being only a repetition of what hap-
pened so long ago. What seems to me, however,
to be very shocking is that Vulcan's behaviour (I
don't, know what behaviour is in astronomical
terms) may have done something towards causing
extreme vicissitudes of weather, deluges followed
by droughts, failure of crops, famine and pestilence.
It certainly seems very hardhearted of him, but I
suppose that a true astronomer would say it was
all in the natural course of things, and that it was
quite impossible to restrain him. I think, too, that
by examining records we shall find that lately his
influence has been very vaneful to crops. However,
I leave that to wiser heads than mine to find out.
I fear I am taking up your valuable space in a ter-
rible way, but I do so want to know all about it.
You must excuse my ignorance as well as my ar-
dour, for as I told you I am in the science of astro-
nomy, an jilear ed though zealous
Sept. 29, 1879. BEGINNER.
Better Late than
If you wish the Genuine
Red and White Onion Seed
Get it from N. A. COOPER, who has just
received a Supply from that Island through one
of the most reliable Agents there. It will be
ready for delivery
This Day, Tuesday, 80th inst.
Any further information can be obtained from
N. A. COOPE IH, Warwick.
P.S.-This Lot should have been here by last
Mail but through the delay of the forward-
ing Agent at Liverpool.
September 30, 1879.-2
New Livery Establish-
Western Entrance, Town of Ham-
Carts and Drays,
rVPHE UNDERSIGNED begs to inform the
. Inhabitants of Bermuda and the Public
generally that he has opened a
at the Western Entrance of the Town of Ham-
ilton, where can be obtained at all hours, and
at reasonable rates, Comfortable CARRIAGES,
Quiet and Good lHORSES, with Steady Driv-
ers. Also, Horse CARTS and DRAYS.
H. F. CONYERS.
Hamilton, Sept. 20, 1879.
Per S.S. CAl
?-6 Young Cows,
Extra Milkers, with Calves,
Carriage and Cart HA RNESSES
COLI,ARS WHIPS WHE,'LS
Barren Island V ISi GUANO-Best FERTi-
LIZEICR in Market
Hamilton, Sept. 29, 1879.*
'w7 A T. TT A To
IN PEMBROKE PARISh I' following articles of JEWELY were
found at ionaz Island on the 27th day of'
For Sale by Tender. u J 'y last, under suspicious circumstances, and
are now in my hands for identification, viz. :
-t- OLD) WvATCiH 2 Silver WATCH
S I Gold CHAIN I Cold LOCKI:T
4-L:4 1 Gold Masonic E',MBLVM 2 Gold RINGS
1.A HO'USE, called St. Anne's 2 Gold Sleeve LINKS 1 Gold Collar STUD
2 cal Gold Shirt STUDS 2 0)o. 1)o. Do.
Cottage, with the Outbuildings, and from I Gold C I OS I Blacking BIox
10 to 14 acres of Land, most of itexcellent Pawn Tickets and Colored Hlandkerchief.
Arable Land, on the East side of the Road
running from the Town of Hamilton towards Any personn having lot ainy articles corres-
Spanish Point, now in the occupation of Mr. ponding to the above, will please communicate
Frederick White. to me, in writing, giving a description of the
The House is in good condition and the Article, and when lost by them.
property is well situated, within a very con- JOH IN FOW LE, J. P.
venient distance of Hamilton, and the new Sandy's Pai h, 1st Sept., 1879,
Road about to be constructed to the West-
ward of Hamilton will bring it within 10 ---
minutes walk of the Town. ..- : 1.' i
2.-A HOUSTE, with an Outbuilding,
and about twelve acres of Land, some of it OWING to the expected move of
very good arable, with some Marsh Land, the 46th Regiment, it is plO-Ue1id to sell
South of the Road running from Hamilton the
to Sp,-!; Point, and bordering on Boss' CO W horses, Carts, and
Cove. The Land extends from the Main OW
Road to the Cove. Sets of Harness,
3.-5 BUILDING LOTS On the North The Property of the Regiment.
Side of the Spanish Point P6ad, opposite The COWS and hIORSES were imported
the House and Land just described, each, from Halifax and New York, and one of the
with a frontage as follows :-No. 1, 150feet; Cows is an Alderney of superior breed, expect-
No. 2, 100 feet; No. 3, 125 feet; No. 4, 100 ed to Calve about January Next. (Cost with
feet; No. 5, 145 feet, and extending to the calf 35 last December.)
Boundary Wall to the North. The Lots are The Carts include 1 1Box Cart, I Dray, and I
excellent Land and very eligible for Build- Spring Cart.
ing purposes. There are 3 Sets of flarness (I Brass Mount-
SEALED TENDEIRS will be received by ed) for Driving.
the Undersigned for the above Properties and Application to be mnde to bthe CANTEEN 46th
Lots or either of them, up to noon on Regiment, St. George's.
Tuesday, the 7th Octr. September 6, 187.
e, /-, ea
One half the purchase money may remain
on Mortgage for twelve months at five per
The Undersigned does not bind himself or
the Owners to accept the highest or any Ten-
der. A satisfactory title will be given.
SAML. A. MASTERS,
Hamilton, 20th September, 1879.
The bridging of the English Channel is seriously
proposed by Sainte Anne, a French engineer of good
professional standing. lHe proposes to build a line of
immensely solid stone piers, and on them place see-
tion of girder, suspension, and tubular structure, ac-
cording to local requirements.
Corner of Reid and Queen
A Further Supply of
From London via New York, per S.S. CANI-
Hamilton, Sept. 30th, 1879.
The finest assortment of Prang's
ENTIRELY NEW DESIGNS,
C IIROMOSS Picture FRAMES
E A S E LS Scrap PICTURE ES
Brown and White SPLINTS WOOLS
Java CANVASS Dry and Fancy GOODS
BOOTS and SHOES, &c., &c.
All Cheap for Cash at
S. A. YOUNG'S,
No. 1, West Front St
Hamilton, Sept. 22, 1879.-3
Lime! Lime! Lime !!
FOR S J LE.
Two Thousand Bushels of good
H. F. CO.NYERS.
Hamilton, Sept. 30th, 1879.
,f The well known Mare
S, '.M Ft-
G. A. ASHIBY,
St. George's, Sept. 29th, 1879.-2
On Sale at the Royal Gazette" Stationery
Hamilton, Sept. 30, 1879.
GOLD MEDAL PARIS UNIVERSAL EX-
The Real Star B a
Specially prepared for llot Climates in hermeti-
cally closed tins of all sizes, in small kegs and
in irkins. The exports of this celebrated Brand
now exceeds 18,000,000 lbs.
T. J. CLANCHY, Munster Dairies, Depot,
Cork, Ireland. 26
The governor of Moscow has taken the extraordi-
nary steps of expelling from that city all the usurers
and pawnbrokers resident there in number 278. Most
of them were householders of substance. They were
accompanied in their exodus by a large force of mili-
tary and a vast crowd of spectators.
Wanted to Borrow
On the Security of a Property in Southampton
Parish, Valued at 200.
For further Particulars apply to
231d Sept., 1879.-3
A letter in the Boston Herald says it is impossible to
get a boat launched from any of the big Sound boats.
A call for the launch of a boat on a steamer in New
York Bay showed the other day that the only boat on
board was rotten and broken in two.
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 )Hamilton and Vicinity it
will be delivered by Cart daily-from about 10
o'clock till noon-commencing on 1st April.
The price is one penny per pound.
DI Considerable' Reduction
made when Persons take a large
Bermuda Artificial Ice Company.
Hamilton, March24th, 1879.
> ,, ,
Seeds, Boots and Shoes,
TOBACCO, CIGARS, PIPES,
PERFUMERY, GLASSWARE, CONFEC-
TIONERY AND PATENT MEDICINES,
Reid Str., nearly extreme West,
LADY will be j. to have SEW ',
2 WORK in a-_!i':; .,Is tore, cr some
respectable 1a: .-, for children and grown folks,
by the month. Terms reasonable.
Also, can do any kind of Fancy Work t) suit
children and Iouse Ornaments.
Please apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
August 23, lb79.
The Utah Mormons have been caught in a trap.
Their custom had been in trials for polygamy to
pack the juries with Mormons, who, of course, re..
fused to convict. Unluckily, of late, they adopted
a San Francisco constitution, by which the Attor-
ney-general has the power of testing the jury list
and excluding interested parties. Numerous con-
victions have followed, and now the threat on the
Mormon side is war to the knife with the "Gen-
tiles." But the United States Government have
determined to act, and polygamy will cease to ex-
ist in Utah as a flaring disgrace.
That Pl .:.t!; Situated
Known as T;,. DEAN'-I tY," with a large
portion of the Land attached, wi1l be Renked on
1st of November Next.
CHAS. A. V. FRI TH.
Paget, 20th kept., 1879.
Colonial aS:'ro(ar,'s 0ff (.,
22ND SEPTEMBER, 1879.
TIHE following ACTS have been passed 1
' the Legislature of Bermuda during tho
B. E. WEBSTER,
Colonial Secretarb .
Cooking made Easy.
The Adams & Westlake
11as all the modern Improvements and is guar-
anteed to be the Safest, Cheapest, and most
economical yet manufactured. Gives entire
Call and examine and get a Circular.
Solid only by
Agent for tie Manufacturers.
No. 1, West Front Street, Hamilton,
Sept. 15th, 1879.-5 pd.
F" HE Undersigned having lately received or-
ders to purchase MILCII COWS, found
great difficulty and much loss of time in doing sc.
We have decided to make a specialty of the
SALE AND PURCHASE IOF COWS on
Commission. Any person wishing to sell a
Cow will please communicate with us, giving a
desetiption of the Cow, how many Calves had,
what quantity of Milk given per day, &c., the
price wanted, and where she can be seen.
Persons wishing to purchase can, by calling at
our Office, 25 Front Street, have a reliable des-
cription of Cows for sale, and the price of each;
and as we, have spacious enclosed Lots adjoin-
ing our Stores, Cows will bo quite safe and
attended to, should they have to stay in Town
over night, when sent for delivery.
All Sales will be for Cash on delivery.
B. W. WA LKE[I & CO.
Hami-ton, July 14, 1879.
Mr, Ahmed John Kenealy, eldest son of Dr. Ke-
oealy, M.P., has been charged at the Burslem Po-
lice-court with forging a telegram in the name of the
correspondent of a newspaper, giving.a false account
of his own suicide, and thereby committing a hoax
upon the public. At the close of the proceedings
the stipendiary magistrate said he bad no doubt the
telegram was U!i 1--n by the defendant, but as no
fraud had been proved he dismissed the case.
6** A,,D '-"
To Grocers and Dealers in Ship
M E direct attention to the fact that our fa-
iat cilities for furnishing Batter and Cheese
of all grades at the lowest market rates are un-
equalled by any House in the United States. Our
very large auxiliary business enables us to handle
these Goods at the minimum of cost, while our ex-
tensive correspondence with all parts of this countr-
insures us the choicest selections from the most dey
sirable creameries and dairies. We are Headquar-
ters for distribution and producers here have found
out that we have a demand for the best that can be
produced. All orders entrusted to us are filled at
lowest market rates. For those who supply ships
going on long voyages we put up our Gilt Edge But-
ter in one, two and four pound air tight tin cans,
elegantly ornamented and guaranteed to retain the
contents fresh and sweet for six months. Write to
us for particulars and quotations.
H. K. & F. B. THURBER & Co.,
Exporters and Dealers in Food Products,
West Broadway, Reade & Hudson Sts.,
New York City,
R. P. Atkins & Co.,
PURVEYORS AND) CONTRACTORS TO
II. M. ARMY AND NAVY,
"To movie commodious premises,
o:. -, Front Street,
JNDIAN PALE ALE
Barclay & Co's STOUT, in hhds. and in bottles
A choice selection of WINES and SPIRITS
and LONDON GROCERIES.
April 22, !1879.
Six Shillings per Hundred
At the Arctic Ice Company's Houses.
G. W. CASTNER,
Hamilton, 30th June, 1879.-4m
lard Stone Lime.
WOOD BURNT LIME.
3500 Bushels Hard Stone Wood
For Sale by H. C. OUTERBRIDGF, Cause-
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 1878.
No. 11-An Act to increase the efficiency of
the Police Force.
(In force to 31st December, 1885.)
No. 12-An Act to continue An Act to grai,*
certain fees to the Registrar of Shipping.
(In force to 31st December, 1885.y)
No. 13-An Act to continue and amend ti,.
Ballot Act, 1874.
(In force to 31st December, 1889.)
Colonial Secretary's Office,;
29TH SEPTEMBER, 187'.
THE following ACT has been passed by tl.:
Legislature of Bermuda during C...
present Session: --
No. 14-An Act for providing better Gaol a. -
commodation in the Town of Hamilon.-- 3
INLAND MAIL CONTRACT
Ireland Island to Hamilton.
T ENDERS are invited for th,
above Contract for a period of three
years, to commence on the 1st January, 18m,..
under the provisions of the Post Office Ac'
and Regulations of the Governor and Coun.ili
now or hereafter to be made.
TENDERS will be received until
Saturday, 29th NVov'r.,
When the same will be submitted for approval,
Further information can be obtained at this
Office or at the Post Office at St. George's.
AUBREY G. BUTTERFIELD,
Act. Col. Postmaster.
Colonial Post Ofice, Hamilton,
24th September, 1879.
THE Spring Sowing of Tobacco Seed havin ;
failed, and as the Autumn Season for
sowing has arrived, persons desirous of trying
the experiment of Tobacco Culdtivation car.
procure the Seed on application at the Royu.
Gazette Stationery Store or to R. TYNES, Do-
September 9th, 1879.
The Russian expedition against the Taheske Tur-
comans is unlucky. Its commander (etteral La.
zareff) has died almost as soon as it started, and
already we have news of the soldiers being in a
starving condition, and of hoped-for supplies from
Persia. along the frontier ot which it marches, being
either refused or not sent (as Russian reports
affirm), owing to British interference: which is
not very probable, as relations are -now between
the two countries.
Notice to Purchasers of
NOTICE is hereby given to Purchasers of the
above named Land in. Hamilton Parish,
that the respective BALANCES due thereon
will be required to be Paid by
Wednesday, 31st December, 1879,
St. George's, Sept. 13th, 1879,-4
B. W. WALKER. E. EVELYN WALKER.
B. HIf. Walker 4* Co.,
COMM MISSION INlERCtHANTS,
25 FRONT STREST,
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
0 0 .
73*0 142*8 .
Hamilton, October 7, 1879.
Court of General Assize.
The Honorable JosIAH REES, Chief Justice, and
the f onorables EuvnIus HARVEY and JAM1s H.
TnhrINoGAx, Assistant Justices, Presiding.
Yesterday, Monday, being the first day of the
Termn, a very appropriate Sermon was preached
at Holy Trinity Church, in this Town, by the Rev.
Mark James, Rector of Pembroke and Devonshire,
From the 2nd Chapter Nehemiah, 20th Verse.
The Court soon after assembled and the Grand
Jury being empanelled and sworn, and S. S. ING-
A, Jr., Esqr., being chosen Foreman, the Chief
Justice addressed them to the effect, that he was
happy to inform them that there were not many
eases to come before them, as at present there
were only about six Bills to be submitted to
them, and the nature of the cases did not render it
necessary for him to make many remarks. After
briefly referring to a few legal points in the cases
His Honor concluded his charge by reminding the
Grand Jury that. it was not their province to try a
case, but as soon as there was sufficient evidence to
make a prima facie case against the person charged,
it was their duty to find a True Bill.
The following Indictments were laid before the
Grand Jury by S, BROWNLOW GRAY, Esqr., Attor-
The QVeen ag. Anne Elizabeth Joynes. Larceny.
True Bill. Tried and found not guilty.'
The Queeu ag. Emily Melissa Franklin and Eliza
Outeeridge. Housebreaking and Larceny
The-Court is adjourned to this (Tuesday) morn.
ing at 10 o'clock.
S Ist of Jurors
Returned to eerve in the Court of General Asize,
MICUAE MAS TERM, 1879.
*St. GeoeyGebrge Spurling, John Anthony Fox
Benjamin Burchall, Henry Stottard, George Rbo.
bart 14unia, Robert Charles McCallan.
Ham"ion-Wiliam Walter Nicholls North, Thomas
HillKing, Thomas Hoskins Davis, Thomas Samu
el Basden, Frederick Peniston, John Dunscomb
m'th--Henry Thomas Tucker, Alonzo Peniston
John T.ompsonP .eniston, John Smith, Isaac
S Smith, Adolphus Smith.
Devonshire-Julian Tucker, William Henry Jones
John Harvey )Darrell, Jr., James Henry Stone
Eugenius Augustus Zuill, Joseph Edward
Stowe.- Au u
Pembrre-i-Richar Henry Duerden, Samuel Tatem
White, Edward Richard, Robinsoii, William
Martin -Canton, Ebenezer Bell, Frederick Paintin
Paget-.Luke Stowe Tuzo, James Harvey Triming
hag, Jr., Samuel Saltus Ingham, Jr., Thaddeui
McCallan, Charles Albert Jones, Francis Johi
Warwiek-Williath Joseph Kempe, Frederick Ste
phen. Ward, William George Frith, Erastui
Brown Jones, Enoch Matson Frith, William
Southaampton-Thomas Simmons, Samuel Ingham
William James Vickers, Orville Cooper, Clintoz
HRmyey7.ash, Theophilus Daniel Newbold.-
R.andys-Benjamin Darrell, David Tucker, Scott
* Hinson Gilbert, William Tudor Pitman, Henry
Rance, Benjamin Tatem Burrows.
3)pt. 30-Norwegian Barque Sostark, Guttomsen
Smitiv le, N.C.
)qtr. 2-Mal Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, Nev
York; 18 half bls. arrowroot, 70 carboys,
h4des, I calf skin, l1,bL tallow.
i -Brigt. 'V. H. A. Pittr Young, Shediac.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
'ept. 26-B&rfque Euximus Wilmington
19,000 feet lumber.
Oct. 2-R. M. Steamer Beta, Shaw, Halifax; Eng
Iish Mail of 16th ultimo and goods for merchants
-Agent, J. M. Hayward.
Oct. 2-R. M. Steamer Beta, Shaw, St. Thomas
PRINCESS OF WALES' OWN THEATRI-
Sauntering along for a quiet walk last Monday
evening, 29th ult., chance led me in the direction of
the Barracks, Prospect. When passing the Theatre,
I was agreeably surprised to find from a poster,"
that the "Amateurs of the 19th (P.W.O.) Regt.,"
were giving another performance. I bought my
ticket and walked in. The glee "The Winds Whistle
Cold" was commenced a few minutes afterwards,
and was sung with much sweetness. The evening
passed with song after song in well regulated order;
each performer meeting with well deserved ap-
plause. Corpl. J. Doyle, of the Band, as the Irish
Bard of the evening, was exceptionally good, in
the favourite song of the Wedding at Ballypoo-
reen." The acting was all that could be desired.
"The White Squall," sung by F. Kelly (Band) de-
serves especial mention; that young man has a fine 8
voice, and which was afterwards effectively dis-
played in the Duet, What are the wild waves
sayimg"-with Mrs. O'Brien. The airs by the
Band as well as the "Last Rose of Summer,"
with variations (Clarionet Solo) by F. Kelly, were
enthusiastically encored. -The song Nancy Lee,"
by A. G. Cartwright, Esqr., was rendered with
much feeling. This Officer almost deserves a
"Victoria Cross" for very great coolness--not un-
der fire, but under-a large drop scene roller-
which, I was told, fell on Saturday night with an
alarming bang on the stage, taking as it fell the
music out of his hand. One inch nearer and it
would have taken his head. Picking up his music,
he bowed with utmost sangfroid, and sang his song
soft, clear and well, as he did to-night. There is
pluck in that Officer. Mr. Moloney sang Tom
Bowling," with great pathos. The Comic Songs
by Quartermaster J. Hedingham, and J. T. Cotes-
worth, Esqr., brought down the house with most
vociferous encores. The characters were in-
imitable, and the songs well sung. The musical
part of the programme ended with a Glee by the
and, Sleep while the soft evening," and met
with the success it deserved.
After an interval of ten minutes the Farce Turn
Him Out," represented by the following characters,
MR. NOBBs (An itinerant vender of toys) Sgt. Keane,
MACKINTOSH MOKE (Proprietor of Sun-
flower Lodge).........................F. Kelly,
EGLANTINE ROSELEAF...... .Payr. Sgt. C. C. Hewlett'
JUIA ............. .........Mrs. C. Hewlett,
SUSAN (Her first appearance) Mrs. J. Hedingham.
The part of Nobbs (Sergt. Keane) along with his
Susy (Mrs. J. Hedingham) would, from their able
representation of the parts, render it no difficult mat-
ter for them to obtain masters in Bermuda. The
part of Susan (Mrs. J. Hedingham) was played ex-
ceptionally well. This lady deserves great credit for
the cool and masterly style of acting, especially when
we find that it is her first appearance on the stage.
* We hope to see more of Mrs. Hedingham on some
future occasion; and I have no doubt she will be
able, in a short time, to rival some of our best ac
tresses in Bermuda. The parts of Eglantine Roseleaf
and Julia, were both well played by Sergt. Hewlett
and Mrs. Hewlett. Mrs. Hewlett needs no comment-
ing, as she is well known for her acting in Bermu-
' da. The part of Mackintosh Moke was effectively
rendered by F. Kelly (Band) another well. known
, actor. On the whole the night's entertainment de-
Sserved the height of praise. I am told that on
i Saturday night Mrs. Jarley's Waxwerks did not
s meet with her usual success owing to climatrical in-
- ftuences' on the machinery; therefore she wisely
Sforbore to exhibit her Waxworks on Monday night,
with the exception of the capture of Cetywayo, the
, Zulu King, by the British on the 26th of August
c last-after .nearly two years of most disastrous
, I was sorry to hear that Lady Laffan, while on
, her way to the Theatre, met with an accident, but
I which, I am happy to find, has not proved serious.
I am sure none will regret the accident more than
i the "Princess of Wales' Own," not only because
i they may have been indirectly the cause of it
" '(as it occurred while Her Ladyship was on the
. road to their theatricals) but, for the sincere
s respect and esteem they hold for her Ladyship.
n In conclusion,' I can only add that all concerned
in the night's entertainment deserved great credit,
- especially Mr. O'Brien, Bandmaster of the Regt.,
s who, I believe, has worked hard to make the mu-
i sical portion of the programme a thorough success.
I, t' t '
In the Royal Mail Steamer Beta on Thursday last
f'om n'alifax ;-Mrs. and Miss Lloyd, Mrs. Oudney,
4iss Humphrey, Miss Davidson, Mr. W. T. James,
4r. Davidson-2nd Cabin, James Whitter, W. J. Out-
orbridge, John Rundle and wife.
In the Mail Steamer Canima on Thursday last for New
York: Mrs. Baillie, 3 children and nurse, Mrs. Tucker,
'fisa Gertrude Trott, Miss Eleanor Wood, Hon. A. J.
.\[ss6n, Capt. Annesley, R. A., T. J. Pearman, Esqr.,
L.C.P., Messrs. J. Esten Butterfield, G. A. Furnham,
.. J. Muchmore, Henry C. Tucker, Hammond Tuck-
**, R. 4. Packwood.-2nd Cabin, Joseph Tucker A.
'rancis, J. S. Heney, Mrs. White.-Deck, James Mar-
H. M. S. Northampton, the new Flagship for this
stationn was to have been commissioned at Chat-
ham, on the 25th ultimo, by Captain J. Fisher.
'he will fly the Flag of Vice Admiral Sir Leopold
The Tamar was to leave England on 4th instant
for Halifqx, with Drafts of 32nd Regiment to join
,he 46th Regiment; she will bring down the 26th
company, R.E., from Halifax, commanded by Maj.
Athorpe, to be stationed during the winter at Ber-
When ladies do adopt something sensible in the
way of fashions, I think we ought to give the fact
rompt acknowledgment for it must be owned that
ve are not behindhand in protesting against their
many .offences in that matter. I am particularly
pleased with the cheerful way in which fully nine-
tenths of the ladies in their autumn villegcatura
are wearing hats, which cost their husbands and
fathers three half-pence apiece. They share this
economical and generally becoming head-gear with
the agricultural laborers, navvies and masons,
showing thereby a practical republicanism, which is
not perhaps quite so real as it looks. The fact is,"
said a lady tome," none of the dreadful middle people
wear then. As it is, the country is inundated with
these Swiss hath, they come over in thousands upon
thousand8s."-Nefv Yorh World, Sept. 17, 1879.
MUNICIPAL ELzEmiox.-At a meeting of the Free-
holders of the Town of t. George, held at the
Town Hall, yesterday, for the purpose of choosing
a Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council for the
ensuing year, the following Gentlemen were duly
re-elected. W. M. McCallan, however, taking the
place of G. Boyle who is absent from these Islands,
as a Common Councilman.
Mayor, James H. Thies, Esqr.
J. A. Atwood,
F. A. S. Hunter, M.D.,
W. C. Hyland, Esqrs.
J. M. Hayward,
C. W. McCallan,
H. H. Gilbert,
Win. M. McCallan, Esqrs.
From the China Mail, June 21.
We are sorry to read in a Queensland paper,
(the Wide Bay and Burnett News, April 30th) of
the death of Mr. J. P. Wells, a brother of Deputy
Inspector General Samuel S. D. Wells, of the R. N.
Intelligence was received yesterday that Mr. J.
P. Wells (a younger brother of our respected Town
Clerk, Mr. E. P. Wells) had met his death by
drowning on Saturday last. Becoming entangled
in a mass of weeds in a lagoon into which he had
incautiously gone to recover a duck he had shot,
he was unable to extricate himself and so conse-
quently was drowned. Mr. Joseph Prescott Walls
was for several years in the Lands Department at
Brisbane, and was promoted from thence to be
Lands Commisssoner and Police Magistrate at
Normanton, about two years ago. The deceased
had been suffering from ill health for a consider-
able time, but had latterly enjoyed excellent health
in that locality. His untimely death is very gen-
erally regretted as he had made a large circle of
friends to whom he had endeared himself by his
urbanity and general courtesy. Deceased leaves
a widow and three children.
INCENDIARISX.-On the evening of Wednesda
last two Gentlemen, who were returning from thO
Town of Hamilton, to their homes in Hamilton
Parish, discovered smoke issuing from various parts
of a wooden building owned and used by Mr. Rob-
ert Peniston as a carpenter's shop. They immedi-
ately left their carriage and on reaching the build-
ing found it to be on fire. They immediately broke
open the door, and finding it would be impossible
for them to check the progress of the flames, with
some help, managed to safely remove the frame of
a boat which had been set up. Before they could
return the flames had made such progress, that they
found it impossible to attempt to save anything else.
We understand that Mr. Peniston has lost the
whole of his carpenter's tools, valued at 50, besides
many other things that were in the building. This
is supposed to be the work of an incendiary, as
there was a large pile of brush found on fire in the
IRELAND ISLAND ROYAL REGATTA will take
place on Friday next, the 10th instant, weather
ST. GEORGE'S BOAT CLUB REGATTA.
The annual Regatta of the St. George's Boat
Club came off in St. George's Harbour on Thurs-
day the 25th ultimo. In the early part of the day
there was a fine sailing breeze, but towards noon
the wind freshened, and at one time it appeared as
if the race must be postponed. Shortly after 12
o'clock the first race began. Six boats started from
the Leeward Stake Boat:-The Havanah, Evening
Star, Blink Bonney, Wave, Dove and Babymine.
Shortly after the last boat had started, a heavy
squall swept down the harbour, and five boats out
of the six went to bottom-four out of the five before
the Windward Stake Boat had been reached. The
sixth boat-the Wave-under the skilful manage.-
ment of that veteran boatman, Capt. Joe Minors,
weathered the storm and won the cup for first class t
The weather had .moderated in the meantime,
and shortly after two o'clock the second race for
second class dingies came off. Four boats started-
the Lady Stewart, Amelia, Onoretia, and Fear Not, and
the race was easily won by the Amelia, a smart lit-
tle boat from the Dockyard.
The Consolation Race" was then called, and five
Boats responded-two of them being boats that
had gone down in the squall, but which had been
raised subsequently. This was an excellent race
and was won by the genuine boatsmanship of
the Simmons Brothers, who sailed the Blink Bonney.
Owing to an accidenton board the Windward
Stake Boat the time table was lost, so that we are
unable to furnish the particulars of the time made
by the different boats.
MEMOIRs o THE CHIEF MEMBERS OF THE CABUL
MISSION will be found on the last page of this issue,
copied from the London News of the World of the
14th ul T.That of MaiP SirPierre Pio. T-no anfL.
Arrival of the English Mail of the
The English Mil of the 16th September was
brought to these Islands on Thursday last from
Halifax, by the R. M. Steamer Beta, Captain Shaw.
The Beta left Halifax at 12 meridian on 29th, and
anchored in St. George's harbour at 10 a.m. on
Thursday, having performed the passage in seventy
and a half hours.
This Mail was brought out by the Allan Steamer
Hibernia, which arrived at Halifax on 27th ultimo,
having called at St. Johns, Newfoundland.
We are indebted to Captain Shaw and other
friends for Halifax papers of the 29th ultimo.
A torpedo Launch was brought out to Halifax
from England by the Hibernia for the Royal Navy.
THE WALKING MATCH, which was in progress at
New York, when the Canima left on the 25th ult.,
terminated on the 28th. Rowell scored 530 miles ;
Merritt, 515; Hazael, 500; Hart, a colored man,
482; Guyon,471; Weston,455; Ennis, 450; Khrone
450; Taylor, 250. Thirteen started in the contest.
5 dropped out at different times. It was a six days
"go as you please" contest for the Astley belt and
the Championship of the World.
The following are the principal items of news fur-
nished by the Halifax papers:-
THE ADVANCE INTO AFGHAN.
Cholera among the English Forces.
SIMLA, Sept. 27.-General Baker's brigade to-day
will proceed to Gargurshutar where it will be joined
by a force under Roberts, the last detachment of
which leaves Alikheyl on Monday for Cabul.
Ameer's officials instructed not to oppose advance
of British troops. Small body of Mohmunds as-
sembled near Lalour, but dispersed. Six fatal cases
of cholera in the 9th regiment, Royal Artillery, and
the 81st regiment is also affected.
THE PROVINCIAL AGRICULTUUAt EXHIBITION
BUILDING AT HALIFAX, NOVA ScOTIA, was handed
over to the Committee on the 15th ultimo, and it
was to be formally opened on Tuesday last. It is
situated on the City grounds, on the tower road,
between Morris street and Spring Garden Road.
The building Is oblong, two hundred and thirty-one
feet long and eighty feet wide, with towers 20 feet
square at each corner. In front of the building is
a tower 40 50 feet, forming an octagon after it
reaches the second story with an octagon pointed
roof surrounded by a railing and surmounted by a
flagstaff. The four corner towers have mansard
roofs surrounded near the peak with railings, and
the two front ones surmounted by flagstaffs. The
main building has a mansard roof with circular
dormor windows and a lean to roof, of twelve feet
around it, which covers the galleries. The main or
front tower is ninety feet high and has four stories
beside the garret. The small towers are about fifty.
four feet high, having three stories beside the gar-
This is said to be the largest job of carpentering
ever attempted in Nova Scotia, and has been ac-
complished in three months, and notwithstanding
the fact that an average of seventy men were em.
played and all were compelled to work as fast as
hands and feet could move, and the character
of the work was at times dangerous, not a single
accident has occurred and not a man was injured
in any way.'
I We hope the fondest expectations of the Haligo.
nians will be fully realized on this occasion.
Admiral and Lady Inglefield are taking great
interest in this undertaking.
Ten thousand visitors were expected at Halifax
within the week.
"Sixty special policemen for service at the exhibi-
tion were sworn in on 27th ult. Among them is a
man who had graduated at Oxford. His father is
a retired Colonel, one brother a Lieutenant in the
Royal Navy, and another in the Royal Engineers.
Such are the vicissitudes of life.
leon Cavagnari, has been kindly revised for us by Afgha In Indista Government, in view of affairs in
an officer of the army now in Bermuda, who was Afghanistan, has requeted the home authorities GENERAL GRANT, after two years and four months
on the most intimate terms with the unfortunate permission to retain three regiments, which havetravels, during which time he has made the circuit
deceased, when in India. The same Gentleman has een ordered to England. of the Globe and been the honored guest of many
kindly sent us a photograph of the deeply deplored The gunboats Alliance and Enterprise sailed from nations, arrived at San Francisco from Japan in the
officer, which may be seen at our Stationery Store. Gibraltar to join the squadron at Villefranche. steamer City of Tokio, on the 20th ultimo. His re-
-- Several Russsian journals, within the last few ception at San Francisco was a most enthusiastic
BERMUDA HUNT CLUB. weeks, have made bold attacks upon the Russian one. "Gen. Grant and his party spent the greater part
At a General Meeting held in the Town Hal 1 Government respecting the Turcoman Expedition of last year and the opening months of this in wan-
Hamilton, on Saturday, 4th October, 1879, the the cession of Kuldja to China, and a disregard of derig over India, visiting all its famous cities and
Hamilton. on Saturday, 4th October, 1879, the all economy in the Public service, historic places, and being everywhere received by the
Hon. E. Harvey i4 the Chair, it was decideda:-British authorities with the same distinguished hon-
1.-That the Bermuda Hunt Club be continued The French Government has received direct com- ors that they had paid him in England. After com-
for the season 1879-80. munication from the Austrian Government regard- pleting his long tour of India he started for China
2.-That in accordance with the wishes of Land- ing proceedings at Vienna, and the reply made by but on the wayl there stopped to visit the King of
owners and occupiers generally, and with the view France is most satisfactory. Siam. He arrived at Bangkok on the 15th of last
of limiting probable damage as far as possible, There are indications that Mahmoud Nedin April, coming in a special steamer placed at his dis.
Members of the Hunt Club only shall be considered Pasha will soon return to power in Turkey. posal. His stay in Siam was short, but during the
entitled to ride with the Hunt, and permission to Mahmunds are threatening the Indian border week he was there as the guest of the King little else
cross any land will refer to them only. forts. Native infantry and cavalry will be largely was done than to keep up a round of entertainments
3.-That persons deirous of becoming Members augmented. the most magnificent the King could provide. From'
of the Hunt Club should intimate their wish per- An outbreak of cholera occurred among the Siam the General went on to China, and arrived at
sonawilly or by letter t the Conorary Secretary,tee. whotroops at Peshawr. The ninth regiment lost five Saigon, in French Cochin China, the 25th of April,
4.-will bThat to he case become a Member it shall be nees men from the disease, and it is retiring from Jim- where the French authorities received him with
4.-That to become a Member it shall be neces- n military honors. On the 30th he was at Hong Kong
sary for a majority of the Committee to vote for rood in consequence. where elaborate preparations had been made for his
the admission of the applicant. The Berlin Germania says it has every reason for reception. From Hong Kong he went to Canton,
5.-That the subscription for the season be 4/. assuming that negotiations between Bismarck and and from there to Shanghai. At the latter place the
6.-That the following Gentlemen be requested the Papal Nuncio have not increased the chances popular enthusiasm rose to such a height that the
to act on the Committee : of peace between Prussia and the Vatican, Shanghai Volunteer Rifle Corps took the horses
Honorable Eugenius Harvey, from the General's carriage and drew it themselves.
Dr. T. A. Outerbridge, To the Editor of the Royal Gazette. Leaving the coast the General journeyed to Pekin,
T. F. J. Tucker, Esqr., DEAR Ms. LEE.-Having noticed in your last and the time spent there delayed his going to Japan
F. Hamley. Esqr., Pay Dept., week's paper that the Hunt was about to corn- till late in July. The finest iron-clad in the Japan-
An Officer B. As mence again I venture to send you these few lines, ese fleet had been sent to convey him to Yokohama,
Hon. J. H. Harvey, as my breast is full of a virtuous indignation where the people, the Government officers, and the
Major John, 46th Regt., against a man who seems to be your friend, but foreign residents had for some weeks before been
Dr. P. B. Tucker, who, let me tell you, is a hard-hearted rascal. I preparing to receive the party in magnificent style.
Lieut. Phayre, 19th Regiment, allude to my son-in-law, Mr. Tally Ho. When I Gen. Grant's stay in Japan was prolonged till the
An Officer R.E. gave my consent to his marriage with my Susan, I 3rd of September, and presented the same features
Hony. See Lieut. F. Carpenter, A.D.CO. thought he had a heart, and that that heart was as his sojourn in other countries. On the 3rd Sept.
7.-That five be a quorum for business, but that hers, but oh, how much am I mistaken. Not only he took passage on the Pacific Mail Steam-ship
for the election of Members all votes possible are to does he treat her at home, like-I don't know what, Company's vessel City ofTokio, and arrived in San
be taken. but he refuses to take her out that he may flirt with Francisco on the 20th after a stay of more than two
8.-That Lieut. Carpenter continue as Master of every pretty girl he meets, and talks of his wife in years abroad, and compassing the world in his travels.
the Hunt. your paper in such disrespectful way that it makes In a letter from Gen. Grant written while in Europe,
9.-That the Committee boeempowered to invite my blood boil. That is not all, he neglects her "In every place," he says, "in every nation, and
temporary residents in Bermuda to be Honorary health. You must know, my dear Mr. Lee, that by all classes of soety, from rulers tothe working
Members of the Hunt. my dear girl has always been very delicate, and people, the greatest civility has been shown me,
10.-That any Member of the Hunt shall have from her earliest infancy could never walk far, so the profoundest respect expressed for our oun
the privilege of inviting a friend or friends to ac. that she has always been ordered horse or carriage s try and countrymen."
company him to any Meet of the Hunt. exercise to keep her in health. I won't blame Mr.
11.-That any Member or his invited Guests T. for not keeping two horses, because I know he In commercial circles in New York there are ap-
doing damage wilfully or through carelessness can't afford it out of his private means, but I do prehensions that the harbour will be gradually
be required to pay for the same. say that it is a sin and shame that when he can choked up with the rubbish that is thrown into it
12.-The first Meet of the Season be at the keep one, he should rush about all over the country from the city and the ashes which are dumped "
Flatts on Thursday,,23rd inst. through woods and over walls with that one like a out from the steamers trading to the port. Already
madman, so that his poor wife can't even get a serious harm has been done, and one channel has
CARPENTER, drive in the trap, for even when Mr. T. does not been reduced in depth from 54 to 20 feet by this
It was propod that the Annual Race Meeting, use the horse she cannot drive the animal, as he is means. Hence a great out-cry; and the authori-
in connectionwith the Club, be held about the last so much accustomed to cross country scampers that ties are blamed for letting things come to such a
w eek in November. lub, be held about the last he wants to jump all the stone walls alongside of the pass. Beyond doubt New York cannot afford to
_we ovem roads. Mr. T. is away all the summer to get hunt- lose any of its advantages at the present time.
AN UNUSUAL AND D)ANGERORS VisrroR. -. Mr, ing elsewhere as he can't get it here, but he won t The deepening of the channels of the Mississippi
Pilot McCarthy, when returning from a fishing- yoyag let us sell his ugly quadruped and get another for and the efforts which are being made to secure the
on the evening of Tuesday last, soon after entering thethe hot weather. He says' he'll- give his horse a western traffic for Baltimore and Philadelphia, may:
harbour, espied a chub shark of ,an unusual size rest and can't afford two-and meanwhile my Sue tell severely upon New York; and will certainly
swimming near him. In endeavouring to get away it pines away to nothing. Now, Dear Mr. Lee, if yon do so should there arise any difficulties with the
) mistook the passage and ran on a shoal; after flounder- would only repay Mr. T's. services with the keep navigation. It is no wonder, therefore, that the
i ing however for some little time it got into sufficiently of a horse, as every one thinks you ought, my matter has been taken up so earnestly.
deep water to accomplish its purpose, and passed out. Susan might have a chance of buying a horse for
Mr. McCarthy had a good view of it during its strug- the trap. Really when Ithink it is all your fault, The Earl of Dufferin will go neither to India nor
gles and judged him to be at least 14 feet in length. (for Mr. T. never hunted so much till the idea h Cnantnl a pesnt n wth rain
A rather awkward visitor for bathers.-Many year ago struck him of trying his hand at literary and sport- to Constantinople at present.' He snow travelling
the writer of this paragragh, early one morning went to ing compositions), I think you ought. Please won't on the Continent with Lady Dufferin, and after a
bathe off Albuoy' Point; he dove in, but on returning thinkabout it, and if you do manage anything six weeks' tour expects to go to St. Petersburg,
to the surface-everything, around looking dark and you think f attitude anywhere the Board of Works is putting the British
dismal-the wind being North East at the time,- you will always be sure of the gratitude of an Embassy in spick-and-span order to receive him,
he determined to land; .he had scarcely accomplished INJURED MOTHER. and where doubtless the new Afghan difficulties
his purpose when turning round, he discovered not eight will be diplomatically danced off into smooth water
feet from where he landed, what he at first thought to To the Editor of the Royal Gazette. again during the winter.
be a chip of wood brought to the surface from the bot- D M LEE.-Will you kidly allow me
tom by his diving. He was soon convinced to the con- DAR M. LE.-Wll you kindlyallow me a few
trary-the object being unmistakably that of the back- lines of space in your valuable paper to record the BIRTH, at Wilminton Cottage," St. George's
fin of a large shark. A shark of fourteen feet in more than gratifying success that attended the Monday evening, Sep. 29, Mns. W. H. GRISET, a
length was captured on the following morning by the Ice Cream Festival," given by the Ladies of the DAUGHTER.
Messrs. DeShields at Salt Kettle, having entangled Warwick Presbyterian Church; indeed, notwith-
itself among their nets, in which they had breams en- standing some little adverse circumstances, nothing MARRIED, on the 30th ultimo, at the Meth-
closed. Doubtless it was the Albuoy Point visitor, was left to be desired. A more decorous and re- odist Church, Hamilton Parish, by the Rev. Win.
spectable gathering has never been witnessed in the Ryan, Mn. GEORGE BARNETT HOLLIS to HARRIET
JACKVILLE, Hamilton Parish, 2nd Oct., 1879. nine Parishes than that assembled in the grounds AmANDA, second daughter of the late John W. Gib-
DEAR M. LEE..-On Monday last, while on the of Mr. Houston's School on Tuesday evening last son, Esqr., of St. George's Parish.
shore below my house, in Harrington Sound, I dis- -no noise, no confusion, not even loud talking was ... on Sept. 30, at the B. M. E. Place of
covered an immense fish. I immediately got a pair heard, and that fact, taken in connexion with the Worship, in this Town, by the Rev. Robert Miller,
of ganesand struck him, but unfortunately the immense numbers of persons congregated together,, GEORGE BUTTERFIELD SWAN to EDITHA, eldest-daugh-
staff broke and the monster got away. I did otwas something more than remarkable-for there ter of the late Peter Swan.
staff broke agnd the monster g morning, when could not have been less than eight hundred per- ,__
found him floating on the water, dead. I brought sons present-and from all parts of the country.
ound him loating on the was beter, dead. I brought The arrangements were excellent, and the tables in- DIED, September 30, 1879, at Richmond, of
him to length and about there. He fewas between in circum6 and 7 ferene, side the School-house groaned beneath the abund- Chronic Diarrhoea, through measels, after one
at length and absuppose would threeigh feet in circumfereto 10 ances of good things provided by the generous lib- month's suffering, ELLEN CATHERINE, eldest daugh-
pound suppose would weigh from 130 tohad a back erality of the congregation-and the Ice Creams ter of Henry and Fauretta Dyer, aged 16 months.
poufin resembling that ofles are tremendk, abous. Hnine inchesad were simply delicious. At the rear of the School- "She is gone before."-Com.
lofin resemblanog there just beof a sharks about twonine inches house we came in sight of two long tables, at which j ...., at Smith's Parish, Oct. 3, 1879, after a
long, another ust behind this about two inches the Band were seated, regaling themselves with a long illness, BENJ. SAM,. ROBINSON, aged 68 years,
hewiad with mouth and nose inches long. A very short of chubby most substantial supper. Every one on the grounds leaving wife, children, grandchildren, and many
ahead with mouth and nose resembgared ratified, from the silver-haired elders to relations and friends to mourn their loss.
Bull-dog; eyes very near the mouth. I should b ht yed little ones who were flitting in and
like very much to know the name of this fish as he the bright eyed little ones, who were flitting in admiss- -
had a companion with him. I enclose one of the leToo much credit and praise cannot be be- LOSt
scales.* Respectfully yours, stowed on the Ladies who originated, perfected and
W. S. PENISTON. carried out the plans of the evening. ONDA Y veing, 29th September 1879,
This scale can be seen at our Stationery Store. Among the many visitors from Hamilton, we between Government House Gate and
-Ed. R. G were pleased to notice the presence of the Rev. Pembroke Church
James R. McKean of St. Andrew's, Small Iron PI ,
Mrs Benjamin Abbott, of Smyrna, Ill., has, in her Yours, &c.,
eighty-sixth year, lost her seventh husband, and it Oct. 6th, 1879. About 5 inches in length,,Painted Blue, a piece
is claimed that she once had a vision which told her of Leather attached.
that she would have eight. Six of her husbands French Guiana has gold but no one goes to dig A Person finding the same will be hand-
were widowers when she married them and had it, and emegrants refuse to cultivate a convict o y rewarded bf bringing the same to hn
many children. She never had any of her own. colony. A call is made for coolies, but the Indian solely Rewarded by bringing the same t this
All her husbands were buried by the same under- Government prohibits their deportation, and the Office.
taker, Chinese won't go there, Oct. 7th, 1879,
This day, Tuesday,
.It the Old Stand,
INWARE, CIGARS, Fresh PROVISIONS,
FURNITURE STATIONERY, &c.. &c.
0^ For particulars, see Handbills.
XHamilton, 7th Oct., 1879.
r "To,., *-" .
The Freehold Property
IN THIS TOWN,
Advertised on the 30th ultimo,
WilLIA BWE %OL*D
On Tuesday, 21st inst.,
/An.i A.-, mi"etAO
unJA 111W .8rzuJ
For Particulars, see next Gazette."
Hamilton, 7th Octr., 1879.
BY request of the Vestry, Applications to fill
'the position of ORGANIST of ST.
JOHNNS CHURCH, Pembroke Parish, will be
received by the Undersigned.
MORRIS A. M. FRITH,
THOSE. D. MIDDLETON,
Pembroke Parish, Octr. 6th, 1879.-2
Potatoes I Potatoes !!
Per S. S. Beta from Halifax,
A Superior Lot of
Selected Expressly for Seed.
Extra fine Table PO T.A TOES.
42 Front Street.
milton, Oct. 6th, 1879.-1 pd
"Mapes" Bermuda Brand.
he Undersigned expects to receive a full
supply of this
-" Valuable Fertilizer"
During the coming Month, which will be sold on
accommodating terms to approved customers.
ALSO, ON I1AND,
imported from Barbados, will be sold at low
rates for "Cash."
S. S. 1NGRAM.
lamilton, 29th Sept., 1879.-3 3p
I Cow for Sale.
A very handsome
Young Bermuda COW,
)olour Black, from Stock imported by the
colony, has only had one Calf; gives 4 quarts
Af excellent Milk; will eat any kind of Feed;
s quite tame; suitable for Town use or a per-
on that has not much pasture land.
f purchased this week.
B. W. WALKER & CO.
lamilton, Oct. 6th, 1879.
On HIand and to .b1rrive,
Suitable for Carriage, Saddle or Farm.
a Dairy U0 WS,
with or without CALVES.
None but first class Stock handled.
Parties not finding anything in Stock to suit,
y leaving description, &c., can have same Im.-
arted by return Steamer.
Choice Garden Seeds,
10ZS GOT1ANO, AND OTZP
eid.. Street, Hamilton,
Oct& 6, 1879.
By Public Auction, I
Under the Big Shed,
On Thursday next,
9th instant, At 12 o'clock, M.,
A LOT OF GOODS
Just received per Steamship Canima,"
FROM NEW YORK,
Consisting in part:
BLS. Extxa Family FLOUR
Boxes assorted SOAPS
Boxes Laundry STARCH
Boxes FERENA Boxes Hard CANDLES
New CURRANTS, in 5-lb. Papers
Boxes English BLUE, in Balls
2-lb. Tins OYSTERS, LOBSTER, BEANS,
Green CORN, SALMON, MACKEREL,
20 Gross MATCHES
Reams Wrapping PAPER, assorted
Boxes CHEESE Bls. Pilot BREAD
Bags New CORN, 2 Bushels each
Bags BRAN, 100 lbs. each
Bags Heavy OATS, 3 Bushels each
6 Drums New FISH
Half, Qtrs. and Kits Family MACKEREL
5-lb. and 10-lb. Tins Family LARD
5-lb. and 10-lb. Tins Family BUTTER
50-lb. Kegs and 30-lb. Tubs DO.
Very Superior HAMS and SHOULDERS
Barrels Peerless POTATOES
Bls. CORNMEAL Half Bls. Family PORK
American Cooking STOVES
A Consignment of American Gar-
Consisting of Long and Short-handle Spades,
5-Prong Forks, Shovels, Moulding Hoes,
Potatoe Fork Hoes, Wood Axes, Curry
Combs, Onion Box Hatchets, Steel Ham-
mers, Can Openers.
1 SILVER WATCH
VIOLIN and Case
3 Dozen White Straw HATS
I Dozen Men's and Boys' Felt HATS
1 Dozen Children's Tweed SUITS
1 Cart HARNESS
I H HEIFER.
TRE LADIES of the FEMALE
CIIARITABLE UNION SOCIETY in-
tend having a TEA MEETING at the Paget
School Room on
Tuesday and Wednesday
14th and 15th instant,
'The proceeds of whichh to be appropriated to
the repairing of the above School.
There will be a variety ot Fancy and Useful
Articles and !.efreshments for Sale.
Doors open at 3 p.m.
Admission 6d. Children half-price.
Persons are strictly forbid selling on the
grounds. Any persoa found selling Spirituous
Liquors will be proceeded against according to
13F The Mozart Favorite Band will be in
Paget, October 7, 1879.-2
T ENDERS will be received for
the Purchase of that very
'In Reid Street,
belonging to the Estate of the late MR. JAMES
EICHARDSON and now in the occupation of
MR. J. C. KEENEY.
Tenders to be addressed to the Undersigned
Executors, under cover to JOHN HARNETT,
on or before the 5th day of November next.
GEORGE A. LEE,
EDWIN B. DARRELL,
J. C. KEENEY,
persons desirous of inspecting the Premises,
may do so, on THURSDAY afternoon, from
2 o'clock, to 5.
Hamilton, 7th October, 1879.
Late of the Town of Hamilton, Deceased.
ALL Persons having CLAIMS against the
Estate of the late JAMES RICHARD-
" SON, of Reid Street, in the Town of Hamilton,
are requested to forward Statements of their
Demands addressed to the Undersigned Execu-
tors, under cover to MR. JOHN HARNErTT, on or
before Wednesday the 5th day of November next.
All Persons INDEBTED to the Estate are
requested to make Payment to MB. JOHN HAR-
Nr.TT for the Executors, on or before the above
EDWIN B. DARRELL,
J. C. KEENEY,
Hamilton, 20th Sept. 1879.-. 3p
[Sep. 23, Oct. 7, Nov. 4.]
4 more of those Protecting Infant's
Every man that can get one ought not to be
without it, as it protects the child from every
kind of accident, even fire.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, Oct. 6th, 1879.
DO NOT FORGET THE PENNY
THE Penny Reading Club of Victoria and
Albert Lodge, No. 1027, Somerset, will
give two Readings in the Lodge Room, on the
Thursday and Friday,
The 16th and 17th of Octr., 1879,
IN AID OF THE ABOVENAMED LODGE.
Price of Admission 1/.
Tickets can be obtained only at the door on
nights of readings.
The Splendid Mozart Band will be in at-
Doors open at 7"30 Readings to commence
at 8 precisely.I
H. D. SWAN, Stage Manager.
J. FUBLER, Asst. Manager.
October 6, 1879.
ON SATURDAY last between St. George's
A Gold Sleeve B UTTON.
The finder will be suitably Rewarded on leaving
the same at the Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, 6th Octr,. 1879.
For Barbados and De-
TO RETURN DIRECT,
W. 0. DUNSCOMB, Master,
Will Sail for the above Ports,
On Saturday next,
Offering for Passengers and Freight at Cus-
THOSE. J. WADSON,
Hamilton, Oct. 6th, 1879.-1 Agent.
And JMlerchandise Broke r,
HALIFAX, N. S.
Careful Attention given to Consignments and
Prompt Returns made.
F. G. PARKER, Esq., Halifar.
MESSRS. EssoN & Co., Halifax,,
HENRY H. GILBERT, Esq., St. George's, Ber.
MEssas. GosLING BRos., Hamilton, Bermuda.
Ma~sas. IDAnRELL & Co., New York.
October 7th, 1879.-4
Has Just Received ex 'PITT"
The Following GOODS,
Which are Offered Cheap for Cash,
ONION Box MATERIAL
Tomato Box MATERIAL
White P. LUMBER Spruce LUMBER
Boat SPARS, various sizes
Bbls. Choice W. V. P. SUGAR
Bbls. Choice Y. V. P. SUGAR
Bbls. Choice Muse. SUGARIt
Bbls. Choice FLOUR
Bbis. Choice BEEF
Bags CORN BRAN OATS
Pitch Pine FLOORING
Pitch Pine SCANTLING
A large Assortment of White Pine
THOS. U. PITT.
Hamilton, Octr. 6th, 1879.
THAT Commodious and pleasantly Situated
Family Residence in Paget Parish called
Rural Hill Cottage,
With several acres of good Land, Stable and
Possession given in November next.
ORMOND T. MIDDLETON,
Front St., Hamilton.
6th Octr., 1879.-1 pd.
W E have been requested hy the Ladies oft
Sthe Presbyterian Church, Warwick, to
tender their thanks to the Public for the hand-
some manner in which it responded to their in-
vitation contained in last Tuesday's Gazette,"
and to Major Hereford of the 19th (P. W. 0.)
Regiment for kindly permitting them the use of
the Regimental Band.
Warwick, Oetr. 7th, 1879.
By order of Committee.
Valuable Real Es-
tate For Sale.
Outhouses and about 10 acres of Land,
Situated in Southampton Parish, Property of
the Late Joseph D. Evans, Esqr., deceased, is
offered for sale by Tender.
The House is at present in fair Tenantable
condition, a portion of the Lands is arable and
The Timber on the Lands, some of which is
very fine, was numbered and appraised in 1877
to the value of 127.
The' House commands a fine view of the
Sound, and to a Person doing business at Ire-
land Island, and desiring a Freehold, this
SProperty would be very desirable.
TENDERS for the above Property will be
received by the Undersigned up to
THURSDAY, 9TH OCTR.
Next, and the Premises can be inspected at
any time on application to the Person on the
spot, in charge.
The Subscribers do not bind themselves to
accept the highest or any Tender.
S. T. WHITE,
B. E. DICKINSON,
Exers. Est. J. D. Evans.
Hamilton, Sept. 8th, 1879.-5
1st and last insertion on 3rd page.
From London via Halifax,
L ADIES Fancy COSTUMES
Cloth'JACKETS and Wool SHAWLS
Men's Over COATS, assorted qualities
Ditto JACKETS and TROWSER S
TWEEDS and Rubber CLOTHING
SHIRTS Kid and Calf BOOTS
White, brown and blue BLANKETS, flannel
Carriage and Horse RUGS, ditto WHIPS
And other GOODS suitable for the present
and approaching Season.
T. M. JONES.
Hamilton, 6th Oct., 1879.--2
AND FOR SALE
At Low Prices for Cash.
6 C.ARD MATCHES in 10 Gross Cases
s Boxes and Caddies G. L. TOBACCO
9's x 12's
Boxes Black TOBACCO 12's
Barrels and Half Barrels MACKEREL
Drams CODFIShI Tubs Choice BUTTER
And always on hand a full line of GROCE-
W. T. J times,
42 Front Street.
Hamilton, Octr. 6th, 1879.
T HE Undersigned having been the first to
introduce ONION BOXES in large quan-
tities, and foremost in reducing their Cost
abroad, expect a very large Supply of Material
for Onion and Tomato Boxes, to arrive during
November next, and venture to hope that their
old Customers will not forget advantages thus
offered, arIt hastily engage to receive from other
sources, any Material which they cannot be
sure will have the appreciable American finish,
or will be positively what the Washington Mar-
ket dealers call bright boxes."
TR OTT 4 COX.
Hamilton, Octr. 7th, 1879.-, 3p
Colonist" twice 3rd page.
Early Rose" Potatoes.
A Very Choice Lot
Imported per Canima.
For Sale by
S. S. INGHAM.
Hamilton, 7th Octr., 1879.-1
The Undersigned intends to order
A FIRST CLASS
SVE S S EL,
TO BE DISPATCHED FROM
*Vew yIork for Bermuda,
On Saturday 25th Octr.
Taking Freight at the following rates, viz:
To HAMILTON, 40 Cents per dry Bbl., 75
Cents per Bbl. Kerosene Oil.
To ST. GEORGES, 50 Cents per Bbl. $1-00
per Bbl. Kerosene Oil.
Orders to be forwarded by NEW YORK
MAIL, leaving hence on Thursday 16th Instant.
Engagement List will be open at my Office
until 6 p.m. Wednesday 15th October.
S. S. INGHAM.
October 1, 1879.-2 3rd p.
Colonial dSecretarys OIj'i"',
6TH OCTOBER, 1879.
IT is hereby notified for public inform '.
. that a MONEY ORDER OFFICE .
been established at the Post Office at Ire"
Island and is now open for the transactio*.-.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER.
i~~0 nisi .i
. l1VW1W4 V.
Colonial Secretary's f ,
6TH OCTOBE., 1879.
HIS Excellency Major-General Sir.RoBB"
SM. LAFFAN, K.C.M.G., has received i
formation from the Right Honorable Sir M, .
Hicks-Beach, Her Majesty's Prineipal See
tary of State for the Colonies, that Her j -
ty will not be advised to exercise Her po
of disallowance in respect of the follow;:
Acts of the Legislature of Bermuda.
By His Excelleny's Command, "
R. E. WEBSTER,
1 Colonial Set: .
No. 1-An Act for raising a Revenue for,r '
support of the Government of these 1 ;
Majesty's Islands and to appropriate cerit
sums to the discharge of the expenses .f
Government as therein expressed.
No. 2-An Act to amend the Post Office IF -
i gulation Act, 1879.
No. 3-The Post Office Establishment A. ,
Onion Box Material,
Tomato Box Ends,
The Schr'. "Mlattie Holmes"
Is now Loading at Bangor with a very ch i
Cargo of the above, and may be expected
to arrive at this Port
About 20th Proxitmo
This MATERIAL will be sold on accomrn -
difin ir M a tn a A .,i4 .. .. A '
uating ier 1m to ajiwpprove uatutu -.ers,
8. S. INGHAM.
Hamilton, 30th Sept., 1879.-2 3p
George A. Sanfor ,
HALIFAX, N. S.,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
MARBLE AND POLISHED GRANITi:
Head STONES, FONTS, Church TABLET-i"
Basin TOPS,&. &e., &
Any design cut to order. Nocharge for or i:
Persons forwarding orders, or wishing a '
information, please apply to
Agent for Berni';
42 Front St.
Hamilton, Octr. 6th, 187.-.. y
Aew Goods. ..ew Good..
At the Tailoring Establishment of the findei
signed, per Canima,"
FROM ENGLAND, VIA NEW Y RK,
TWEEDS Black and Blue Diagoni,
Black CLOTHS OVERCOATINGS
Black and Blue SERIES and FLANNELS
Specially selected for us by Mr. Kerrisk.
LOCKWARD & INGHAM,
Under R. B Y. Club -Rooms,- :
Front Street, ,
September 29th, 1879.-2 3p
STOVE CO AL
The Hamilton oal C lnes.,
Offer for Sale at their Depot,
S"CARDIFF,"just west of the Stalls,
Of the very best quality,
Now landing ex Schr. 'Thomas
FROM NEW YORK,
At Low Figures, For Prices
J. T. DARRELL. CO.,
Ilamilton, September 9, 1879. Managers.
2 mths. 3rd p.
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN TIF
Post Office, Hamilton, 6th October, 1879.
Mr Anderson, Miss A Astwood, James Atweoo,
James C Adams, Joao Pereira Ascensas, R T Br
gess, Agnes Bean, Alice S Block, John Basset;,
Alice Burch, E H Bradford, Alexandrina Canto. Av..
tonio Cabrali Jose Ferreira Carollo, Robert Cooper.,
Faustino Ferreira Caralo, Thaddeus T Caisey, Go
H Curtis, Pietro Chiayra, I1. 8. C., John DeGrallr,'
M Durham, Ernest T Dill, Joao DeCosta, Johan
Emanuelson, Louisa Jane Fowler, Wm H Furbert,
Mrs T A Gilbert, Nathaniel Gardner, Proprietor
Hamilton Hotel, J C S Homes, Robert Hall, Thou
Hall, Miss A Hamilton, Jeronimo Joaq-uim, W r
Johnson, Frank Loid, Jose de Souza Ludutico, Re'
becca Morris, Joao Silveira de Mlaral, Jose do Me-
deiras, Marianna Jose Muniz, John More., Mr.
Thomas G Morris, Elizabeth Mallorg, Mario Pra-
dere, Jane Packward, John T Pettey, Geo A Row*
lingson, F H Robinson, B J Stovel, John L Seon,
ICiW T Smith, Harriet Thong, Julia Taylor, Joseph
Trott, Francis N Virgin, Julia Williams, Edwin C
Williams, Edward S Williams, Mary Warfey, Rich.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF.
FlOE ST. GEORGE'S, October 6, 1879.
I G Bennett, Samuel Daniel, Mr Dawson, ,Mr.
Louis S Hayward, T M Kelly, Esau MinuM, W'
:Richardson, Rebecca Richardson, :(cae oif C.C ,.
Pitcher), J C D Skilling, G Smith, Eliisbeth Tat.
ot, Perein Trott, Wam Talbot.
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
- ~- -
MEMOIRS OF TIlE CHIEF MEMBERSS OF TIHE
The following are biographical sketches of the
officers composing our ill-fated Mission to the Afghan
'Major Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari,
K.C.B., C.S.L, was a man who, much as he had
achieved, gave promise of rendering yet greater service
to his country. Ile hid not entered his 40?h year,
but had seen inuch service, and evinced great capacity
not merely as a soldier, but also as a diplomatist. iHe
was of Corsican origin, hut descent led rom a i ancient
and noble Parmese family. His grandfather was pri-
vate;ecretary to his great countryman, Napoleon the
First, and his grandmother was a Frenchwoman. llis
father, General, Adolphe Cavagnari, served in the
French Army, and equerry and private secretary to
Pritinc Lucien Bonaparte, and was also an intimate
friend of the late Emperor. His mother, however,
was an Irish lady-Caroline, the daughter of MAr. IHugh
Lynes-Miontgomery, of Belhaven, county Leitrim.
flis education was almost entirely English, as he pass-
ed his early days in Christ's Hospital, and subseqnent-
ly became one of the East India Company's direct
cadets," serving with the 1st Bengal European Fusi-
liers in the Oude campaign of 1858-59. A man of
powerful energy, great geniality, and personal cour-
age, young Cavagnari speedily rose to distinction as
one of our best Frontier Officers, acquiring a more
thorough knowledge of the language, habits, and tehi-
peirament of the Frontier tribes than almost any officer
living. lie entered the Punjaub Commission as an
Assistant Commissioner in 1867, and since that d(late
hle srved unittmrruptedly on the North-West Frontier,
being present at the capture of five guns from the
Nusseerahad Brigade at Shahlutgunge, for which he
was in 'receipt of the medal. Ultimately he was nomi-
nated Deputy Commissioner of Kohat, where he con-
ducted numerous negotiations between the Imperial
Government and the ever-unruly Afridi tribes ; and
was present at the surprise and destruction ol the
Bizotee village of GU'a on February 27, 1809, re-
ceiving the than of tilhe Punrjaub Government and of
the Go'vernor-General in Council. He was made a
C.S.I.i-for his services in 1877, and appointed Deputy
Commissioner of Peshawur. When in the autumn of
last year it was decided to despatch a Mission to Cabul
under Sir Neville Chamberlain, Major Cavagnari was
attached to the staff, and appointed chief political
officer. When the Mission halted before the entrance
to the Khyber pass, he, with a small escort of Guides,
rode forward to demand a sale passage from the Com-
mandant, Faiz Mahomed, with whom he was person-
ally acquainted. The result of the interview was a
direct refusal on the part of the Afghan General to
allow the Misson to prove:.'! and the consequent
commencement of hostilities by our troops. Through-
out the campaign Major Cavagnari accompanied
General Sir Samuel Browne as Political Officer on.,
official employ with the Jellalabad Field Force," and
his valuable advice, added to his experience and per-
sonal knowledge of the various tribes of Alghanistan,
undoubtedly greatly contributed to the successful result
of the war. Upon the termination of active hostilities
he was officially nominated the Viceroy's.plenipotenti-
ary in the negotiations with Yakoob Khan, and con-
ducted his extremely difficult and hazardous task with
great firmness and skill,'obtaining all the important
and material points which were needed, and which were
officially confirmed in the Treaty of Gandamak. Ma-
jor Cavagnari was a mo.t able and energeticofficer, and
was u airersally popular; and what the Service had lost
by his death can as yet scarcely be estimated. It only
remains to add that Major Cavagnari, who was created
a Knight Companion of the Bath, Civil Division, in
July last,-was married, and leaves a widow to deplore
his untimely end. We understand that the Govern-
ment .had intended to bestow further honours on the
late Sir Louis Cavagnari, in addition to tfl Kr,.B., to
which le was recently appointed, and that ins name
would have appeared in the projected Afghan Gazette
as promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the
Mr. William Jenkyns, the secretary to the Embassy,
was a native of Aberdeen, where his father was an
,architect and builder. He -was for some time a pupil
..' r~acherJiH the Free East Church School, Aberdeen,
iut, after attending the Aberdeen University, he went in-
for the Indian Civil Service examinations, and passed
'hose with, high honours, his name being second or
third on the list for that year. lie went out to India
about 10 or 12 years ago, and was stationed in the
North-West Provinces, where his legal and linguistic
Abilities secured for him a high position in the service.
P'hat his merits as an administrator had not been un-
-recognised by those in authority is shown from the
^Act that, though only 32 or 33 years of age, he was
Slyeted for so responsible a position with a Mission
which.was regarde.l by the home and Indian Govern-
.icents as one of much importance.
+Liezit. 'Waiter Pollock Hamilton, V. C., who com-
Siiainced the escort of 26 sabres and 50 infantry of
'he Corps of Guides, was a squadron officer in that
distinguishedd corps d'elite. He entered the army in
f'eby., 1874, as a sub-lieut. in the 70th Foot, and,
Shining his regiment in India, qualified for the Staff
S'o,)p, joining the Corps of; Guides;. Although a
nrg. officer of only 25 years of age," Ihe had already
rved through two Indian campaigns, having taken
part with the Guides in the Jowaki and Afghan wars.
s t tho l:atelodofFuttehabad, in March last, he took
,)mmand of the Guides Cavalry after the death of the
heroie Wi.ram Battye, and brought the detachment
iit of action: his gallantry in succouring a wounded
x 'war obtaining his recommendation by General
Urowne f1r the honor of the Victoria Cross.
SArgeon .Ambrose Hamilton Kelly, who went to Ca-
bul as medical officer to the Embassy, was the well
known Doctor of the Guides. Hie was appointed an
assistant surgeon in the Bengal Medical Department
n October, 1869, and had seen considerable service
i India. 1He was with the 22nd Punjaub Native In.
fantry throughout the Looshai Expedition from No.
member, 1871, to March 1872, and was in medical
hdiarge of the Guides throughout the Jowaki-Afreedee
expedition under General Keyes; in the operations
'oyainst the'Ranizai and Utman Kheyl villages, and
through the last Afghan campaign.
Our Zulus of Natal show that those are not mis-
-*.ken who see in the native population of South
.frica the means of making another Indian army
nd a second Indian dominion. The Zulu Native
lose are thus described by a correspondent : A
rJugh set they look, they and their horses, as they
ide up the street towards the camp, proud with the
e)nsiousness of having fought side by side. with
'the soldiers of the Queen. Small men mostly; on
.mall shaggy ponies, and giving one the general
impression of being tied together with trying. They
are dressed in weather-stained garments of brown
corduroy, most of them with black wide-awake
S ats with the brim turned up in some fantastic
fashion, some frew with old helhnets, some carrying
heir rifles slung by the saddle, some holding them
erect With the butt ou the thigh, some with bun-
ies of assegais, some without, all of them sitting
S" ell down on their horses like men who are born.
to the saddle, and all singing a .. t. l!,I:, refrain at
the top of their voices. These rough ponies are
their own, and the saddles are their own, for such
were the terms on which they were enlisted. Two
shillings a day and rations, and compensation for
horses killed in action or dying r'om the expo-
sure endured in the campaign."
Novi Bazar, of which we are hearing much Just
now, is important commercially, on account of its
carry-ing trade in English and French goods which
- come from Salonica and go to East Bosnia and
Servia. Austria looks at it as pertaining to a
+ railway which is to come up the Lim Valley to
THE ADVANCE IN AFGfHANISTAN.
Lord Beaconsfield's Ministry cannot long remain
quiescent in face of the ferment which the new
campaign against Afghanistan is making in Eng-
land. Whatever may be said of the last campaign
that ended in the flimsy treaty with Yakoab Khan,
this war cannot be traced to the evil influence of
liberal policy. Mr. Gladstone, who played the part
cof Cassandra in warning the government against
the danger and folly of an English Residency at
Cabul, will be furnished with a full supply of am-
munition. The British public, however, is willing
to pay for military successes, and if the Premier
can furnish these the blunders of the late Afghan
policy will be easily condoned. But should dis-
aster befall a single battalion of the invaders, whom
all England are now shouting on, or any of the
disaffected portions of India rise in rebellion, be-
lieving the opportunity had arrived, it would fare
ill with a Ministry already weighted down with the
depression of trade in England. Still, the wily
Earl has had wonderful luck. What could be
more opportune than the fact that the Afghan re-
sistance collapsed just as the Zulus were making
head, and that the mutineers at Cabul held back
until Cetewayo was stripped of his gallant legions ?
It was fortunate for him, too, that when they did
strike there was yet time to get together a fresh
expedition that may reach Cabul before the snow
flies. The news from the command of General
Roberts signifies that all is ready for an advance.
The Indian authorities must have worked hard to
bring this state of affairs about. It will be seen
that no force is expected just yet to advance on
the Khyber-,elalabad route. The present move-
ment is through difficult country enough-narrow
valleys dominated by precipitous mountains and
mountain spurs. It will advance from the Kuramn
Valley, through the Shutargardan, and thence
along the valley of the Lagar River to Cabul. We
are curtly told that resistance is expected" at
Kushi. Having no estimate of the Afghan forces
we cannot say what obstacle will be opposed to the
" avengers of Cavagnari," as London calls the little
army of some seven thousand men-half Indian
troops-which is now entering on its perilous mis-
sion,--New York Herald, Sept. 25.
A BATTLE WI fH THE TURCOMANS.
The check to the Russians in their expedition
against the Teke Turcomans, reported by cable
from London, through Persia and India, is of im-
portance when it is considered that the generally
accepted destination for the expedition was Merv,
a point which would bring the Russian columns
within fair striking distance of Herat and to the
borders of Afghanistan. These desert fighters-the
Teke tribe of Turcomans-so lithe of limb, so full
of endurance and courage, are no contemptible
foes. Twice already they have forced Russian ex-
peditions to retire. This time the retreat of the
Russians is on a point on the slopes of the Kopet
Mountains showing that it is improbable the main
body of the expedition was involved in the attack.
Defeat for the main body would mdan a precipitate
rush for the Caspian at Krasnovodsk. To England
this check or defeat is of importance, because it
relieves the army operating in Afghanistan from
the fear which seemed to oppress the Indian Gov-
ernment that Merv would be in Russian hands be-
fore spring and that the Muscovite would have to
be reckoned with there. The check at Geok Tepe
is one of those things that Russia has been meeting
in Central Asia for thirty years past, always, bow-
ever, colAing up thereafter more grimly intent on
her design than before. It a big expedition will
not do it, then there must be a bigger, and the
A ToWN HITHERTO UNKNOWN TO EUROPEANS.-
Captain Taylor, whose vessel, the Barbara, was
wrecked off the coast. of Corea last October, has
published an account of his sojourn there and of the
hospitality which he and his crew met with from
the inhabitants. He was invited to visit Chleginfu,
the capital of the island, which it is believed no
European had ever seen before. Captain Taylor
says it is a walled town in the centre of the island
having apparently about 10,000 inhabitants. The
houses are square in shape and built of stone and
earth, most of them being provided with verandahs.
The roofs, formed of a light wood and less sloping
than those of the Japanese, are almost round at the
summit. The doors are of paper, as in Japan, and
a trellis-work of bamboo protects them from the
dust. The representative of the Government, and
three functionaries of high rank who reside at
Quelpast, the small island off which the Barbara
was wrecked, came from the capital of Corea; but
all the other officials are natives of the island, and
the different posts, including the military ones,
are hereditary. The Governor of Chleginfu has
the title of Taronsha, and he is under his orders
several district chiefs, who administer justice.
Political offences are punished with decapitation;
but the whip is the most ordinary mode of punish-
ment. There is a garrison in the capital of the
island, the soldiers wearing a blue uniform with
red trimmings, and large conical hats. Large
stone towers have been erected all along the coast
and upon the summit of every hill whence the
inhabitants may be warned of the approach of an
enemy. The soil of the island is of volcanic origin
Sand very fertile, the mountains are well wooded,
and wheat, barley, and every kind of vegetable is
grown. There are magnificent pastures, in which
some excellent cattle and horses are bred, and there
is an abundance of game, deer, pheasants, and wild
pigeons being met with all over the island.
A NEW SIGNAL LIGHT.-A novel description of
signal light hasteen recently designed by an officer
in the United States Navy, Lieut. E. W. Very,
which is so different from all others hitherto in
use, and is at the same time so simple, so easy of
display, and so inexpensive that it would be ad-
mirably adapted for the purpose. It consists of
a brass-barrelled breach-loading pistol of simple
but special character, from which are discharged
stars or fire-balls of any selected colour to a height
or distance in any direction of from 300 ft. to 400
it., just as similar stars are thrown up in the com-
mon firework called a Roman candle." These
stars are so brilliant and of such zise that they
cAn be seen on a clear night from a distance of 20
miles; and I have, says Admiral Ward, at an
offi-ial trial under the direction of Major Le Me-
sarier, the Inspector of Army Signalling at Al-
dershot, seen them distinctly at a distance of 17M
miles. They are contained in the ordinary Eley
cartridges for breechloaders, and can be so promptly
used that no less than ten could be discharged in
one minute, if required.
SWest African a'dvices- show great -jealdasy be-
tween English and French merchants aa to the
Gambia. Mention is made of "a large discovery
of gold at Azim as worked by a French company,
w.'., energy and -capital supplanting that of
L.g,.:.,' ..-. even ia their owav territories.' .'.:' :.2.'
i.,i, i, ; .? Gold is also -,... i of gas -" .w.
in large quantities at Dentites, about one hundred
miles from the main branch of the Upper Gambia,
never visited by Englishmen, although within ten
day's journey of a British settlement.
A VOICE PRESEXlVED IN A COR.NBR-STONE.-Mr.
Moody, the revival preacher, has just laid the
foundation stone of a schoolhouse which he is
establishing at Northfield, Massachusetts. The
New York Herald, enumerating the articles placed
underneath the stone, says that among them was
Mr. Sankey's voice ia "eHold the Fort," phonoe-
graphically preserved on a sheet of tinfoil.
BURMAH'S DRUNKEN KING.
Orders Sent to the British Minister to Withdraw-The
King's Cruelties Continued.
LONLON, Sept.. 22.-A dispatch from Rangoon
says : It is generally believed that orders have
been sent to the Acting Resident at Mandelay,
Birmah, to leave with his party as soon as he can
without betraying undignified haste or appearance
of fear. This measure ,\ iii give general satisfaction,
as no intercourse now exists between the Residency
and the Burmese Court worth running any risk for.
The Acting Resident has not been treated with
more discourtesy than was shown to the Resident,
but the ordinary civilities and attentions due to
the representative of the British Government have
been studiously withheld, and his presence has had
no effect in checking the cruelties which are still
practised by the court. It is just possible that the
Acting Resident may think it Isss dangerous to
remain quietly than to leave, but it it not probable.
The actual risk to the members of the Residency is
only slight. Siill, some risk is inevitable as long
as the King continues his bringing orgies, sur-
rounded by young advisers too ignorant and hot-
headed to appreciate a war with England. The
Burmese were reported to be delighted at the de-
parture of Col. Browne, the British Resident, dec-
laring that they only desired to be left alone to
pursue their own policy without the interference of
foreigners. The King dislikes having foreigners
near him. Everything is reported quiet at Mande-
lay, although the King's cruelties continue."
Now Ready for Sale.
The Cage Sirds of Bermuda,
Their Management in Confinement, Breeding
Rearing, Feeding, &c., &c., &c
By JOHN TAVFiNIER IIART'IRAM
'lhis little work will be found useful to per-
sons who may keep Birds, and will also com-
mend itself to strangers as containing some in-
formation in respect of our Native Birds.
Copies may be h:id at the Royal Gazette"
Stationery Store and at S. Nelmhnes', Ilamilton,
and at the Colonist" Office, St. Georges.
Stocks Point, St. Georges, June 9, 1879.
John M. DeWolfe,
Manufacturer of all kinds of
NO 1RTI WEST COMMON,
Carriages built expressly for Bermuda when
Agent at Bermuda.
S ptember 8, i879.--12m.
Pratt's Astral Oil,
*'.,ear as water and of 150 Fire Test.
For Sale by
JILBER T IG LIS.
St. George's, July 27th, 1879 -3m
JTUS, o HPEi D..
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AMEi A- WATCH ES.
THE above WATCHES for both
U Ladies and Gentlemen are kept constantly
on hand by the Undersigned:. Any grade Move-
ment not in Stock will be furnished at the
Manufactor's list price. Also, make to order
any style of Case with Crest, Monogram, &c.,
Remember the American Watch Co. received
the Gold Me,. ,1 at the late Paris Exhibition.
E. T. CHILD.
Front Steet, Hlaminlton, o-
Deer 16, 1878. u0o.o.
W. 0. F. BASSC0 0 i dE.,
REID STREET, HAMILTON,
641 fl0e Iloyal Gazel4e Slam
Corner of Reid and Burnaby Streets.
Has Just been Received,
Per Brig Czarowitz,
The Following Viz:-
COPY BOOKS, in Variety
Account HOOK110 S, from -to 10 quires
Illustrated National and Johnson's DICTaON.-
ARIIES Lotter W lt PEr assorted
Phillips and National School ATLA A
Ink STAND2 and Bottles, various
Date C AS',S Paper FILE~S,
Piogrammne and other P'.NCiLS
M4 i- PAPER,
BirthLday, Playing and Visiting C \RI)S
Judson's DY KS Wa' STICKS
Rattan CANES Ebony RULEl[S
PENS PENIIOLD EAS
INK, all colors
FOOLSCAP, Plain, bluo and white, Ruled
Blue and for Accounts
LETTER and NOTF, Ruled and Plain Thick
and Thin and ENVELOP1iS to match,
&c., &c., &c.
Hlamilton, Sept. 23rd, 1879.
J. & E. Atkinson's
celebrated for nearly a century past, is of the very
best English manufacture. For its purity and great
excellence it has obtained the following
EXHIBITION PRIZE MEDALS,
LoNDoN, 1862. PArs, 867. ConDOVA, 1672
LIMA 1872. VIExNA, 1873.
Only Gold Medal for English Perfumery, Paris 1878
dtkinson s Choice Perfurmes for
\\ white Rose, Frarngipannc, Ylang Ylang, Stephano-
tis, Opopannx, Jockey Club,Ess. Bouquet.
Trevol, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
let, Gold Medal. Bouquet,
And all other odours, of the finest quality only
AT KI N SO N'S
Gold Medal Eau de Cologne
ii strongly recommended, being more lasting and
fragrant than the German kinds.
ATK IN SO N'S
Old Brown Windsor Soap,
celebrated for so many years, continues to be made
as heretofore. It is strongly Perfumed, and will be
found very durable in use.
ATKINSON'S BEARS' GREASE, COLD
CREAM, SACHET POWDERS, TRANSPAR-
ENT GLYCERINE SOAP, ROSE TOILET
POWDER, TOILET VINEGAR, VELOUTINE
WHITE ROSE TOOTH PASTE,
and other specialities and general articles of Perfu-
mery may be obtained of all dealers throughout the
World, and of the Manufacturers,
& 3.. & L. 1AT II : N ,
24, OLD BOND STREET, LONDON, W.
PRICE LIST FREE ON APPLICATION.
CAUTION.--Messrs. J. & E. ATKINSON manu-
facture their articles of one and the best quality
only Purchasers are cautioned to avoid counter-
feits by observing that each article is labelled with
the Firm's Trade Mark, "a White Rose on a
Golden Lyre;" printed in seven colours.
April 11, 1876-12sm If
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W C.) 01a P 50 *4Eg
T. w"' .
Offices in Great Britain.
Through the IRPANCli OFAICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
pROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
lN. A. BUT MODERATE LATD,
G IEAT progress has been made within a few
years in the art of Preserving Fruits, Ve-
getalbles, 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, nature.
flavors; and they are really in better conditi
fresher, more palatable and wholesome tha1i
many so-called fresh" articles which are ex-
posed for sale during considerable periods
time in city markets. All goods bearing o
name are guaranteed to he of superior quality
and dealers are authorised to refund the purchase
price in any case where consumers have cau
for dissatisfaction. It is, therefore, to the it
tcrest of both dealers and consumers to us
tU RnaBER's BRANDS.
H, K, & F. B. THURBER & CO.,
IMPORTERS, WHOLESALE GROCERS,
And Manufactures of and Dealers in
P. 0. Box 3895-New Yori
, 7 1-
(D, 14 Z
RIMMEL'S CHOICE PEI F
R VIMEL'S TOILET VINEGAR, a plea-
tonic and refreshing adjunct tothe Toile.
Bath, a reviving scent and a powerful disinfect
For warm climates it is invaluable.
RIMMEL'S CELEBRATED LAVENL
RIMMEL'S TREBLE DISTILLED EAU
RIMMELL'S MUCH IMPROVED FLOR
RIM M EL'S JOCKEY CLUB, anu other
RIM M EL'S LI IE J VOICE' and GLYCER
gives the hair a beautiful gloss and impart
agreeable coolness to the head.
RIM MEL'S PURE WHITE GLYClER
SOAP, TILIA, BROWN WINDSOR, 110N
ALMOND, LETTUCE, COAL-TAR, and
Toilet Soaps in bars or cakes.
S HRI ilEUS VELNETINE, VIOLET, R
ROSE-LEAF and other TOILET POWDER
boxes, barrels and packets.
RIM M EL'S AQUADENTINE cleans, wh
and preserves the teeth, refreshes the mouth,
sweetens the breath.
RIMMEL'S AROMATIC OZONIZER, o0
tural Air purifier, a fragrant Powder which di
the.healthy and refreshing.emalaitions of tu'e
and Eucalyptus Forests.
E. RIM MEL, Perfumer by appointment t'o
H. Princess of Wales, 96, Strand, London, an
Boulevard des Italiens, Paris,
May 27, 1879.
Reid Street, West of "' Royal Gazette" (
Office Hours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St, Georges, Tuesdays and
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton, October 26th, 1876.
.JLMJAN CK--OCTOBER, 187
1 6 Lst. Qtr. 9h2
1 54 St. Denys
4 18 18th after Tr
5 6 St. Thos. Str
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TUE BER-MU A .. -V.-, rK is pul
every Tuesday by DONALD M'PHEE
a.: r to the Queen's 11's' Exc
'"" AT H118 OFFIC ..
North-west Corner of Reid and Burnaby
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c.,-
printed at the shortest notice.-A
at St. Georges for the Royal G
Messrs. GEORGE BOYLE & SON, Wes