The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder

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


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

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Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
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Bermuda colonist
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Royal gazette and colonist daily

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cnd having a TEA MEETINO at the Paget
school Room on

Tuesday and Wednesday
14th and 15th instant,
The proceeds of ,;eh to be appropriated to
the repairing of the above School.
There will be a variety of Fancy and Useful
Articles and Refreshments for Sale.
Doors open at 3 p.m.
Admission 6d. Children half-price.
Persons are strictly forbid selling on the
grounds. Any pe;:,o- found selling Spirituous
Liquors will be proceeded against according to
3" The Mozart Favorite Band will be in

Pagot, October 7, 1879.-29

M nn~iger~.

For Sale.

OU .5Y id a o0 to drr 1,

Suitable for Carriage, Saddle or Farm.

Dairy COWS
with or without CALVES.
None but first class Stock handled.
Parties not finding anything in Stock to s. it,
y leaving description, &c., can have same La-
orted by return Steamer.
Choice Garden Seeds,

eidi Street, Hamilton, *2
Oct. 6, 1879.
BAs4FUL LOVER (to his sweetheart) : "I want to
ee your father, miss. I've an important matter to
propose to him."-Young lady (considerately) :
I'm sorry papa is not at home, but couldn't you
propose to me just as well?" Hie did, and with
perfect success.
At the close of the sitting of the Illinois House
f Representatives, the clerk read the following:-
'I am requested to*announce that the Rev. Doctor
IoFarland will deliver a lecture this evening in
his hall on the Education of Idiots.' Members of
he Legislature are invited to attend.

Has Just Received ex *' PITT"
The Following GOODS,
Which are Offered Cheap for Cash,
Vhite P. LUMBER' Spruce LUMBER
,)at SPARS, various sizes
3bls. Choice W. V. P. SUGAR
}b's. Choice Y. V. P. SUG(AR
b!s. Choice Muse. SUGAR
,bls. Choice FLOUR,
bls. Choice BEEF
'itch Pine FLOORING
'itch Pine SCANTLING
A large Assortment of White Pine

lamilton, O-tr. 6th, 1879.

tind .Merchandise Broker,
)areful Attention given to Consignments and
Prompt Returns made.
' G. PARKER, ESq., Halifax.
IESSRs. EssoN & Co., Halifax.
IENRY H. GILBERT, Esq., St. George's, Bier-
IESSRS. GOsLING BRos., Hamilton, Bermuda.
IESSRS. D)ARRELL & Co., New York.
October 7th, 1879.-4


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THE :Penny Reading Club of Victoria and
Albert Lodge, No. 1027, Somerset, will
give two Readings in the Lodge Room, on the
Evenings of
Thursday and Friday,
The 16th and 17th of Octr., 1879,
Price of Admission 1/.
Tickets can be obtained only at the door on
nights of readings.
The Splendid M..,-- ,re P'. will be in at-
Doors open at 7'30 Readings to commence
at 8 precisely.
H. D. SWAN, Stage Manager.
J. FUBLER, Asst. M;n:tr,'ger.
October 6, 1879.

So witty a compliment is rarely made as that of
Sidney Smith's to his friends, Mrs. Tighe and Mrs.
Cuffe; Ah there you are-the cuff that every one
would be glad to wear, and the tie that no one would
"My DEAR," said Mrs. Lilron to her husband,
"why do they so often put 'appraiser' after an
auctioner's name ?"-" Because, madam, an auc-
tioneer is always a praiser ot the goods he sells."


TENDERS will be received for
the Purchase of that very

S ',In Reid Street,
belonging to the E.- tar.- of the late MR. JAMES
RICHARDSOX and now in the occupation of
Tenders to be adi. -..I to the Undersigned
Executors, under cover to JOHN HARNETT,
on or before the 5th ,yv of November next.
Persons desirous of inspecting the Premises,
may do so, on THURSDAY afternoon, from
2 o'clock to 5.
Hamilton, 7th October, 1879.

Cooking made Easy.

The Adams & Westlake

flas 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.
Sold only by
Agent for tie -Manufacturers.
No. 1, West Front Street, Hamilton,
Sept. 15th, 1879.-5 pd.
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0 WING to the expected move of
the 46th Regiment, it is proposed to sel1
Cows, Horses, Carts, and
Sets of Harness,
The Property of the Regiment.
The COWS and HORSES were imported
from Halifax and New York, and one of the
Cows is an Alderney of-superior breed, expect-
ed to Calve about January Next. (Cost with
calf 35 last December.)
The Carts include 1 Box Cart, I Dray, and I
Spring Cart.
There are 3 Sets of Harness (1 Brass Mount-
ed) for Driving.
Application to be made to the CANTEEN 46th
Regiment, St. George's.
September 6, 1879.
The sweetest, the most clinging affection is often
shaken by the lightest breath of unkindness, as the
delicate rings and tendrils of the vine are agitated
by the faintest air that blows in summer.
On hearing a clergyman remark "the world was
full of change," Mrs. Partington said she could
hardly bring her mind to believe it, so little found
its way into her pocket.

Thae Redl Star Brand
Specially prepared for Hot Climates in hermeti-
cally closed tins of all sizes, in small 1.k--; and
in (irkins. The exports of this celebrated Brand
now exceeds 18,(000,000 lbs.
T. J. CLANCHY, Muaster Dairies, Depot,
Cork, Ireland. 2(;

P.'- -

P Y request of the Vetry, Applications to fill
S'the position of O6.GANIT of ST.
JOHN'S CHU JRCi Pembroke Pal ish, will be
received by the Undersigned.
Chlr chwanrdens.
Pembroke Parish, Ocir. 6th, 1879.-2

Just received
From London via lHaliax,
Embroidered IIANDK iRC 111 EF 'S
,-'s Over CO \TS, ;sso!rte,d qualities
White, brown and blue BLAINKET'i fl:unel
Carriage and Hoise RUUG ditto WVIIP'S
And other GOODS suitable for the present
and approaching Feason.
Hamilton, 6th Oct,, 1 ;{I'.-2

Just Received
A D FT 0 --' T pLE
At Low Prices for Cash. *
S A1 ) MICATCHES in 10GCross Casea
S Boxes and Caddies G. IL. TOBACCO
9's x 12
Boxes Black TOBACO( 12's
Barrels and Hialf Barrels MACKEREL
Drums CODFISiI Tubs Choice BUTTER
And always on hand a full line of GlOCE-
TV. T. J ME S,
42 Front Street.
ijamilton, Octr. 6ih, lb79.

An Ashantee Negro, who spoke a little English,
on seeing a cake of ice for the first time, felt of it
and tasted of it, and then added, Him be water
fast asleep."
"It seems to me I have seen ,'r. physiognomy
somewhere before," said a swell i. a stranger whom
he met the other day ; but I cannot imagine
where." "Very likely," replied the other; "I
have been warder of a prison for the last twenty

George A. Sawn/ord,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Olt U-I o'q
Head STONES, FONTS, Church TA LEi'S,
Basin TOPI', &c. &c.
Any d sign tut to order. No charge for ordi-
n;ary Ilscriptions.
Persons forwarding orders, or wishing any
inform ition, please apply to
W. T. J.MES,
Agent for Bermuda.
42 Front St.
Hamilton, Octr. i6h, 1879.-1 y

Corner of Reid and Queen

A Further Supply of

From London via New York, per S.". CANI-
MA ."
Hamilton, Sept. 30th, 1879.
LADY will be glad to have SEWING(
WORIK ill a ,.illiner's Store, or some
respectable family, for children and grown folks
by the month. Terms reasonable.
Also, can do ar.y kind of Fancy Work to suit
children and H house Ornaments.
Please apply at the Royal Gazette" Ollice.
August 23, 1 79.
Just Received This Dtay
Per S. 8. CANIMA"
I i
e ow l

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.6 Young Cows
Extra Milkers, with Calves,
Carriage and Cart I IARNESSES
AXLES, &c.

Barnen Island FISH GUANO-Best FERTI-
LIZELR in Market
Reid Street.
tHamilton, Sept. 29, 1879.*

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\Vest rri Ew-i.. :Ce,'T o \vn of (am
il to n.

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Car-ts a.-ld *M'Irays,

', SIE IJ I' __ SIGNEDI) e)lgs to inonrm the
S Inhabitats of Bermiud and theio public
generallyy t tlht he h'as o, cned a
& V = w X J ^-:,.. ,' ..-..* ",
at the Western Entrance of the Town of larm-e
ilton, where can he obtained at all hours, and
at reasonable rates, Comfortable CA II I AG( ES,
Quiet and Good HiOSES, with Steady 'Dlriv-
ers. Also, HIorse C ARTS and DR AY'.
N.B.-AnI orders tb be left at the Ptre of
FRED. A. Wiiirr, IsQa., Queen St'eet, iaMm-
Hlamilton, Sept. 20, 1879.
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T"I il following artic es -of J. "VA'l" Y e'ro
found at Lonz Island on the 27th day of
July Lisl, under suspicious ci.cumnslanc(s, and
ore now in my hands for identification, viz. :
1 I Gold CIll\N i Gold LOCK1('K
I Gold Masonic EMBLi'M 2 Gold RINGS
2 Gold Sleeve LINKS I Go!J, Collar SITUi)
2 Gold Slit S I'UDS 2 i)o. l,: Do.
I Gold CRO-'S I Blacking Box
Pawn Tickets and Colored llandkerchief.
Xny Person having lost any articles corre -
ponding to the above, will please comnininuicate
to me, in writing, giving, a description off tie
Article, and when lost by them.
JOH 0 N FO W L E, .J.P.
,antly's ParsIr, Ist Sept., 1879



The Subscribers are now prepared
to Furnish

Daily (Sundays excepted)
Fiom their Store in Buruaby Street to any per-
son who may desire a supply.
To Customers in IHamilton and Vicinity it
wiil be delivered by Cart daily--from abhut 10
.'clock till noon-conlinenchin o; Ist April.
''The price is one penny per pound.
iT3- Considerable Reduction
made when Persons take-a large
Bermuda A rtificial lee Cmompany.
Hlamilton, March24th, 1879.
An Englishman, who is clever at anagrams, has
amused himself by transposing the names of '" Dis-
raeli" and "Gladstone," which somewhat apposite-
ly resolve themselves into "I lead sir," and G.
leads not."
Do you think I'll get justice done me ?" said a
culprit to his counsel.-" 1 don't think you will,"
replied the other, "for I see two men on the jury
who are .p',.-..1 to hanging."

F 0 R S A L E.

Two I housani Bushels of good

IIHamilton, Sept. 30th, 1879.

G R EAT progress has been made within a few
years in the art of Preserving ruits, Ve-
getalbles, Fish and .f-:,t, in tin-, and in conse-
quence the consumption has largely increased.
As yet, however, canned goods are not generally
thought to be "1 fresh," and some brands are not,
perhaps, entitled to be so considered. Those
packed by us, however, are ilermetically Sealed
at the sources of supply, when they are in the
best possible condition, by a process which pre-
serves the much-to-he-desired fresh, natural
flavors; and they are really in better condition,
fresher, more palatable and wholesome than
many sc-called fresh" articles which are ex-
p'sed 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 authorized 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
11. K. & F, B, TIHURBER & CO.,
And Manufactures of and Dealers in
1'. 0. Box 3895-New Yoik.

pros('nt, 8

colo,,,'(da Se'. ,/,,y's Ofiae,
liowing ACT has been passed by the
islature of Bermuda i'ril' tho
Colonial Secretary.

1,. W. WALKER.


B. JP. I Va/I'r 4"

:5SSI. xa-ac I-iA.,r3,

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f'lI Undersigned having lately received or-
ders to purchase ill'l;Si CI ()\V'," found
great diflicnlty and much loss of nime iin doing 4 .
We have decide I to make a specialty of the
Commission. Any person w'ishig to a
Cow will please commn'ical w th ui, giving a
(esciiption of the Cow, how many Calves had,
what quantity of Milk gi'en per day, &C the
price wanted, ,and where she can be seen.
Persons wishing to purchase ca'-, by calling at
our Ofli-e, 25 Front Street, have a rkeliahle des-
cription of Cows fur sale, and the price of ench ;
and ,-s we have spacious enclosed Lots adjoin-
ing our Stores, Cows will he quite safe and
attended to, should they have to stay in Town
over night, when sent for delivery
All Salhs will be for Cash on de'ivtry.
B. W. WALKE{t & CO.
Hamilton!, July 14, 1879.

Hard Stone Lime.

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

John M. DeWolfe,
Manufacturer of all kinds of

Carriag's built expre sly for Bermuda when
Agent at Bermad i.
September 8, 18;9.-12 p.




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No. 14-An Act for providing bettor Gaol ac-
commodation in the Town of Hamilon.-3
Tobacco I wanting.

T HE Spring Sowing of Tobacco Seed having
failed, and as the Autunn Season for
sowing has arrived, persons desirous of trying
the experiment of Tobacco Cultivation can
procure the Seed on application at the RIwil
Gazette Stationery Store or to R. TYNES, De-
September 9th, 1879.

Si.: Shillings per Hundred
At thie Arctic Ice Company's i ouseC.
A gent.
HanT ilton, 30th .Jurne, 1879 -4m
WITH fHER COMPLIMENTS.-A servant of an old
maiden lady, a patient of D)r. Poole, formerly of
Edinburgh, was under orders to go to the doctor
every morning to report the state of her health, how
she had slept, &e., with strict injunctions always to
prefix, with her compliments." At length one
m-ining tie girl brought this extraordinary mes-
sage: "'iiss S--'s complhnments, and Fhe died
last night at 8 o'clock !"-Chamber's Journal.

Seeds, Boots and Shoes,
Reid Str., nearly extreme West,
LHamilton, fiermuda.


VI~ s

VA TIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
i :. r, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
151 feet.


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9, 030127

t I 1 30-022
12 30-015

(NViiinnd rIXwpo~irntllre TA'eviOLrS
9 a~nr. 144 our-s.

0 0 0

NE 1 83-0 71-5 142-0
N u 1 86-0 73-0 14%2- a
0 0 28% 6-5 l36-51n
Nw 2 82 -5 G635 1"3",)-5r)
-,,r, 81-0 71-0 137-0
N E I S3-5 6')0 li'9. 0
NE, 3 80-0 66-0 132'S-5



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Total...... 0069

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1itm ilton, October 14, 1879.

Ccurt of General Assize.
The Honorable JosIAH .PEEs, Chief Justice, and
the Honorable EUGENIUs HARVEY and JAMtES IH.
TRmIMINGHAM, Assistant Justices, Presiding.
The following Indictments were laid before the
Grand Jury by S. B]OWNLOW GRAY, Esqr., Attor-
ney General:
The Queen ag. Thos. H. Parker. Indecent assault,
&c. True Bill. Tried and found guilty. Sen-
tenced to 3 years' imprisonment in Hamilton
Gaol with hard labour.
The Queen ag. Win. Lee alias Armstrong. Em-
bezzlement. True Dill. Tried and found guilty.
Sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment in St.
George's Gaol with hard labour. 1
The Queen ag.. Thos. Jackson. Unlawful wound-
ing. True Bill. This case now being tried.
The Queen ag. :Wm. 1. Simons. Stealing in a
dwelling house.. True Bill. Pleaded guilty.

The Attorney General vs. Thies. Penalty on a
Bond to the Queen. Verdict for Plaintiff.
Adjourned to this (Tuesday) .morning, at 10

Oct. 13-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New
York; assorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
Oct. 13-Barque Eliza 'Barss, Outerbridge, New
York; cattle, &c., to Trott & Cox.
R. M. Steamer Beta, Shaw, St. Thomas; Mails, &c.
-Agent, J. M. Hayward.
Oct. 9-Barque Euxirius, Tollaksen, Wilmington,
N. C.; in ballast.
13-R. M. Steamer Beta, Shaw, Halifax; Mails, &c.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, on Sunday last,
from New York : Rev. E. B. Moore, Mr. and Mi's.
Harley Trott, Miss Laura Cox, Miss A Young,
Mcssrs. J. L. Trimingham,, E..T. Child, Thos. W.
Kelly, H. A. Grantham, J. C. Keeney, F. Vossmer,
.1. II. Young, J. J. Smith, ('has. E. Astwood, Thos-
Tern, F. A. Braentigap.t-, ..r*.e, 0. B. Outer.
bridge, J. Brazil.
In the R. M. Steamer Beta yesterday for Hali-
fax :-Mrs. B. W. Walker, M,:. Estelle Walker
and a Gentlemen. from Santa-Cruz.
The. Sclir. Carq, Bergen,: sailed from New
York on 3rd instw, with an i,.hrttd cargo to the
address of J. T. 1)arrell & Co.
The Fchr. Mary Ann, McCann, was to leave Ban-
gor on 10th inst., with a cargo of onion box material
and lumber, to the address-of J. T. Darrell & Co.
The Norwegian Barque Frank, was to leave Car-
diff on 30th ult. with a cargo of coals to the address
of J. T. Darrell & Co.
The Adolph, Fre.dholm, hence at London, 13 Sept.
The Lady Milne and Dawn were up at London
for Bermuda on the 27th ultimo. The latter to
leave on 10th, the former on 15th instant.
The 5ir ,G. F. Seymour cleared at London for
Bermuda on 22nd ultimo.
The three masted Steam Yacht Northumbria, of
326 tons, 70 horse power, belonging to the Royal
Yacht Squadron -and owned by the Earl of Lons-
dale, who is on board-Captain Harris, arrived in
our harbour on Sunday afternoon last from Hali-
fax, N.S. She left Halifax on the afternoon of the
7th instant, in company with H. M. S. Griffon, kept
company and arrived together on Sunday last
after a pleasant passage, having had fine weather
The N. left England on the 1st August, since
which she has visited Iceland, Greenland, New
foundland, and the Eastern Shores of America
The young Earl, whose estates are in the County of
Cumberland, Great Britain, celebrated, a few
days before he left Halifax, his 24th birthday
His Yacht wrs gaily decorated with flowers on th(
occasion. The Earl has some 2 or 3 friends wit]
him as companions.
We understand the Northumbria will leave in
day or two on her way home.
H. M. Gunboat Griffin, Commander Boardman
arrived on Sunday last from Halifax, with a hal:
monthly English Mail. She left Halifax on Tues
day afternoon at 4 o'clock.
H.M.S. Blanche left St. Thomas for St. Croix o
3rd instant.
H.M.S. Tyrian, 1 gun, Lieutenant Pike, front
Madeira, at Jamaica, 22nd Sept.
tArgvs and Sirius at Jamaica, Sept. 23.
HII. M. S. No thampton, 7,323 tons, 6,000 hours
power, Captain John A. Fisher, who commission
ihis ship at Chatham on the the 25th ultimo, ha
been already on the West India and North Ameri
can Station having commanded the Flag-ship Bel
Ihrophon from March 1877 until April 1878. Th
Northamplton relieves the Bellerophon on this station
Appointments to the N:.rtlu..iton.-Staff Comrn

mander, Jame Cole-Fleet Surgeon, F. G. Ilaran-
Surgeons, '"H. T. Cox and A. W. Johnson-Lieuts
Edmund S. Po.a, Daniel M'N Riddel, CharlesH. S
Pretyman, Frank C. Younghusband, and George l
C. Egerton-Sub.-Lieuts., Charles A. Buckland
Edward B. J. Hall and Julian A. C. Wilkinson-
Naval Cadets, Robert K. Arbuthnott, Edward M
Hale, Arthur T. Taylor, C. R. de C. Foot, H. St
G. S. Clive, John R. Hargreaves, and Eustace W
C. Stracey-Paymaster, Frederick C. Flenley-
Chief Engineer, William F. Junes-Assistant Pay.
master, A. G. Hill-Engineers, J. Organ, G. R. F
Cummings, J. F. Ryder, and H. C. Cocking-
Chief Clerks, C. L. F. Webb, R. F. C. Lames, and
W. W. Allen.

QUEBEC, Octr. 4.--'1he sailors of Hler Mbjesty's
ship Tourmaline have by their services, cheerfully
rendered, placed many ot our churches and insti
tutions under an obligation to them, and it is pro.
posed to give a giand benefit in aid of the widows'
and orphans' fund of the Royal Navy. The Di.
rectors have gatuitougly offered the use of the Vic-
toria Skating Rink, and the Colonels of mot of the
city coi ps have volunteered the services of their

Fronm th Utnited States, I c;r
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat, H
i.i a, l at her wharf in tlis Town on Sunday last ed
.t 4 p.m. in 72 hours from New York.
We are indebted to Captain L::.i..--,i, Mr. Pur- fo
ser Gale, 2nd Officer Mr. Astwood, and Mr. J. C. ',
Keeney, :. -.. ir, for files of New York ;':'. i, d.
to the evening of the 9th instant. at
Shares Delaware & Hudson Canal-ran -...1 61 th
to 65. of
An Afghan Army utterly routed by British M
Troops after a sharp fight. C
The news from Cabul is of a most cheering nature. in
Genu Roberts has not only brought his small army vi
from the Shutar-Sarden Pass, but has obtained a is
decisive victory over the opposing forces, and will gr
in all probability occupy the Afghan capital in a
few day days. o0
Afghan Troops Advancing from the City in Great mx
Force. k
Oc, -/,,'i.;. the Hills that Command the Roads leading s!
to the Capital-The British Dislodging them after tt
a Hot engagement. P
LONDON, Oct. 8.-Sir Frederick Roberts tele- b
graphs from Charasiab on the 6th inst., at 8 p.m., n
that the Afghans advanced from Cabul in force, a
and there was heavy fighting all day. T'he Afghan j
position was carried, and twelve guns were cap- b
Lured. The British loss was about eighty killed
and wounded. Gen. Roberts hoped to be able to
march close to Cabul next day, Tuesday.
LONDON, Oct. 8.-Gen. Roberts, in his despatch r
dated Charasiab, Oct. 6, 8 p.m., says : Recon-
noitring parties sent out on all the roads leading
to Cabul at daybreak this morning reported the
enemy advancing in great force from the direction
of the city. These parties had to retire soon after-
ward. The high range of hills intervening between
Cha!.asiab and Cal ul was crowned with troops and I
people from the city, while parties of Ghilzais ap- I
peared on the hills running along both flanks of the
camp: and reports weie received that the road to
Zahidabad was threatened. Along this road
McPherson was advancing v, ith a large convoy of
stores and ammunition. Warning was sent to
McPheison and some assistance in cavalry.
"It was absolutely necessary to carry the heights
in front before evening. Biker was intrusted with
this very difficult duly, which he completed in a
most admirable manner. lie sent a party under "
Major White of the Ninety-second Highlanders,
consisting of a wing of that regiment, three guns
of the Eighth Battery, Third Brigade, Royal Ar-
tillery ; 100 of the Twenty-'hird Pioneers, and two
squadrons of the Fifth Punjaub Cavalry, to ad-
vance by the right Uf the gorge. After obstinate
resistance, Major White succeeded in driving the
enemy off the main hills, and later in the day he
captured 12 guns. Our loss here was four killed
and nine wounded.
"Baker with the Seventy-second IHighlanders,
a wing of the Fifth Ghoorkas 100 of the Fifth Pun-
jaub Infantry, the remainder of the Twenty third
Pioneers, four guns of No. 2 Mountain Battery,
and eight Galling guns, made a turning movement
to the left, and was soon Loltly engaged. l e reports
that. the advance of the troops was made to his
entire satisfaction, height after height being carried
in gallant style.
"Our loss was as follows: Capt Young, Pun-
jaub Infantry; Lieut Ferguson, Seventy-second
Highlandeir, and Dr. Duncan, Twenty-third Pio-
neers, wounded, and about seventy men killed i nd
wounded. The enemy's loss is unknown, but must
have been considerable. They fled in great con-
fusion, and lost two standards.
"We have strong pickets posted, as large num-
bers of Ghilzais are still in the neighborhood ; but
I hope to-morrow to be able to march to within a
short distance of Cabul.
"The Ameer says that the palace of Balar-His-
sar is no longer in possession of people he can
trust. His family have moved into the city.
"The head men of Chardeh and the suburbs of
Cabul have asked whether they may pay their
respects to me, and others will probably follow
their example; and I am sanguine that the country
will quiet down now that the people see that oppo-
sition is useless, but at present there is very great
excitement in the city and country generally."

S SIMLA, October 3.-The British camp at Shutar-
Gardan was unsuccessfully attacked yesterday by
Some of the independent hostile tribes of that dis-
Strict. The enemy was repulsed with a loss of
Twenty killed. The British loss was six wounded.
The Third Regiment of Sikhs and the Twenty-first
Punjaub native infantry hold a strongly intrenched
- position in the Shutar-Gardan Pass. The Ameer
t strongly urges Sir Frederick Roberts to delay his
Advance on Cabul, as he fears that the Atghan
,' troops will sack the Bala Hissar on the approach
Sof the British, especially as be believes that only
e one of his regiments is trustworthy. Sir Frederick
SRoberts will not act upon the Ameer's representa-
f tions. General Gough, with a detachment of the
SGuides, the Ninth Regiment and four mountain
guns, has arrived at Basawal. He is promised
o every assistance from the Governor of Jellalabad.
h SIMLA, October 5.-An expedition under the
command of General Titler, consisting of several
a regiments, is about to be sent out to avenge the
murder of Lieutenant Kinloch by marauding tribes.
f LONDON, October 7.-The Press Association re-

3- pots that the question of summoning Parliament
was discussed at the Cabinet Council on Monday,
n but was ultimately left open. There w.ll be another
Cabinet Council this month.
S It is said that the temporary occupation of Af-
ghanistan was decided on. It was not anticipated
that events would be ripe fcr obtaining the opinion
of Parliament on the ultimate policy of the Govern-
oe ment before the ordinary time of meeting.
d The Standard's dispatch from Simla announces
t ihat General Roberts on Sunday reached Charasi-
are, seven miles from Cabul, having left his tents
- and baggage at Zahidabad. He was expected to
e be belfoe Cabul early on Monday morning.
i. ____
UBL ) IN, October 2.-The agrarian outrage near
Castlebar, wherein Messrs. Smith, agents of the
s Marquis of Sligo, were fired upon, and one of their
. assailants killed, has created a great excitement.
le The Express, the Irish Times and the Dublin Evening
> Mail declare it to be the result of the recent political
- agitation, and say that the responsibility for it and
f- aor similar violence that. may be expected, will rest
t. on the heads of the agitator.s. The Freeman's
. Journal says it would be unjust to charge the out-
rage on the tenant-larmers, and believes that the
Purpose was robbery.
_ The Disorders in Ireland.-LoNDoN, Oct. 8.-In
d consequence ot disturbances by roving bands of
Rtbbonmcn, the Government has ordered two squad-
rons of dragoons and a company of infantry to be
s stationed at Ballinrobe and Castlebar.
y LONDON, Oct. 8.--L"Lu Committee, consisting of
- Messrs. Parnell, O'Connor, Power, and Finnigan,
Home Rule Members of Parliament, and others,
' formed for the purpose of conducting the anti-rent
. agitation in Ireland, have agreed upon an appeal to
- the Irish race in the colonies and in the United
e States to pr'om.ote ownmrhlip of the soil by the oc-
r cupants instead of the landlords, who, the appeal
declares, should, however, be fully compensated.

Vindicating the Commune --LONDON, Oct. 8.-The C'
a is correspondent of (he Times says : Pueaux
umbert, the returned Communist, aind the former
litor of the Pere Duchene newspaper, has .. '..- tr
candy : .',re for a seat in the Palis mi, iip ily vi
r the Javelle quarter. He bas issued an 11:lr- ti
,.',.. ,'.:" the Commune. The election will be cl
., i.L- on Sunday next, there having already been ti
n ineffectual ballot. in which Humbert, though L
hen unwilling to stand, received a large number n,
votes. The final ballot is awaited with some un- A
Advice to British Farmers.-LoNDON, Oct. 8.- U
4r. John Walter, member of Parliament for the P
county of Berks, addressing an agricultural meet- hr
ng last night, expressed his concurrence in the m
iew which is now becoming widespread, that Brit-
h farmers could not compete with America in h,
rowing wheat, but must grow what pays them iest.
Gleams of Light for British Tradesmen-Activity
f the Iron Trade.-LoNDON, October 7.-The Times's
correspondent at Preston reports that two mil's
which have been closed some time have recom- I
fenced operations, though the i-:-' >-oln is still C
cenly felt. Thl..u,i 'r ut North Lancashire the t
pinners and manufacturers a're more hopeful than t
bey have been for months. Cotton is decreasing in f
rice. There is a prospect of large arrivals, and a
better selling margin for manufactured goods is ex- a
pected. In East Lancashire too the prospect is t
iore hopeful. The Operatives' Association urges w
general adoption of short time working. During A
ast week the shipments of pig iron from Cleveland s
have been on a scale unprecedented during the re- t
cent history of the trade, averaging 5,500 tons t
daily. This was caused by the demand for the n
United States, 6,000 tons having been shipped di- t
rect from Middlesborough to American ports, while f
still larger quantities have been sert to Scotland. i

City of Glasgowv Bank Directors Out oj Prison.- s
LONDON, October 1.-Five of the City of Glasgow
Bank directors, convicted of uttering false abstracts (
of balance sheet', and sentenced on the 1st of Feb- t
naryy last to eight months' imprisonment, were re- i
leased to-day amid the hootiugs of a crowd. Their l
naaes are John Stewart, Robert Salmond, William
Taylor, Henry Inglis and John Innis Wright. The
other directors, Robert Somner and Lewis Potter,
convicted at the same time of fraud, theft and em-
bezzlement, have still ten months' imprisonment to

SAN FRANCIFCO, October 7.-I--'.1, i, ious Reports
from China-Great Fire-The HIong Kong ".
says a report prevails among the CLinoue that some
great catastrophe has happened within the walls of
the Imperial Palace at tekin. Sorre say that the
Emperor, and others that one of the Empresses, is
A great fire has occurred in the Frerch conces-
sion at Shanghai. Nine hundred and ninety-one
houses have been burned.

San Dominican Reparation to .e/..i'a.--MADRID,
October 1.-It is officially announced that the
Government of San Domingo will dismiss the mili-
tary officers who caused to be shot the two insur-
gent Dominican generals taken last winter from a
Spanish vessel at Porto Plata, on board of which
they had gone for refuge, and will pay an indemnity
to the heirs of the slaughtered generals; also, that
San Domingo will salute the Spanish flag.

LONDON, Oct. 8.-The race for the Middle Park
Plate for two-year-olds came off to-day over the
Bretby Stakes Course-three-quarters of a mile-at
the Newmarket second October meeting, and was
won by Lord Anglesey's bay colt Beaudesert. Mr.
A. C. Barclay's bay aly Grace Cup secured the
second place, and C..uit F. de Lagrange's chestnut
filly Dora came in third. Eighteen of the 160 sub-
scribers came to the post. Beandesert won the
race by a neck. There were three l ?hulLs between
the second and third.
LONDON, Oct. 8.-The Golos of St. Petersburg
reports that China is actively preparing for war with
LONDON, Oct. 7.-The race for the Cesarewilch
Stakes, the great autumn handicap, came off to-day
at the Newmarket second October meeting and was
won by Lord Bradford's three year old brown colt
Chippendale. Mr. F. Gretton's three year old bay
colt \Westbourne obtained the second place, and Mr.
R. Walker's three-year-old chestnut filly Dresden
China was third. Twenty-seven ran.
A mass meeting, summoned to assemble on Sat-
urday in Hyde Park to denounce the incapacity of
the Government and to demand an appeal to the
country, proved to be a failure. The attendance
was meagre, and no prominent leaders were present.
The Porte has notified Servia that it intends re-
placing the regulars on the frontier by Albanians.
This proposition has been unfavorably received.
A Frefl: Cabinet council Tuesday unanimously
resolved to uphold M. Ferry's educational bill in
the Senate, and to oppose reopening the question of
general amnesty.
The British Resident at Mrhul,.l.,y, with his at-
taches, walked unmolested through the main street
Tuesday, and went aboard a steamer to sail next
day. Some of the British denizens followed them
on board.
The London Standard states semi-officially that
in consequence ot the increasing gravity of the sit-
uation at Mandelay, and evident danger to the Brit-
ish representatives, the India Office has requested
the Admiralty to station a sufficient naval lorce at
Rangoon for their protection.

The Dutch Arctic Expedition has returned to
flammerfest after penetrating as far as Francis-i
Joseph Land.
It is stated that many eminent Bonapartists have
arrived in London to try to effect a reconciliation
between the ex-Empress Eugenic and Prince Jerome
LONDON, Oct. 1.-The St. Petersburg Golos states
that 11,854 persons were incarcerated in the Central
Prison at Moscow during the summer. 10,477 of
whom were condemned to exile in Siberia.
LONDON, Oct. 1.-The Cote Europeene states that
the Societe des Immeubles de Paris will, on the 14th
inst., call for 100,000,000 trancs on stock subscrip-
The Messager de Paris states that the aggregate
stock subscriptions invited during the past three
months, exclusive of the Panama Canal, amount to
1,068,000,000 francs. A Paris dispatch to the
Times adds : And yet, as to new schemes, the
cry is still they come.,

The following compound is claimed to render wood
incombustible without affecting its natural colour:
Sulphate of zinc, 55 pounds; American potash, 22
pounds; American alum, 44 pounds; oxide ot manga-
nese, 22 pounds; sulphuric acid of 60 strength, 22
pounds, and water 55 pounds. The solids are first
placed in an iron vessel containing the water at a tern-
perature of 550 centigrade, and when they are dissolv-
ed, the sulphuric acid is added, in small quantities at
a time, until the whole is saturated. The wood is
then laid, with half an inch space between each piece,
on iron gratings in a suitable app-., ..,, into which
the mixture is pumped until all the spaces are filled.
Heat is applied, and the wood is boiled in the mix-
ture for abont three hours, when it is taken out and
dried for use in the open air. After this treatment-,
it is said, wood resists very intense heat, its surface
only being charred slowly, while its fibre remains in-

C(nuL AND PERU.-The war between these coun- DATE. I'r:'i:' at 3 p.m. FINISH.
ies bas assumed a new .. '. Hitherto the Peru- THURSDAY, Flatts Village. Mount Langton'
ans have seemingly had it all their own .;-, _- .1 Oct. t Langton
cularly at sea-their ram the fluascar almost THURSDAY, 1Y n M
hearing the coast of all Chilian vessels-both na- 30th Oct.YachtClub, iln.ount Pleasant.
onal and private, Accounts however r. t.o -1 TUESDAY, pect. our Shelly Bay Race
*'*'...! on the afternoon of the 9th instant,< *-;. .;: 4th No.. our Course.
olittleexcitement-.,a..,, those i. .:- e-.' in South THURSDAY, .,'s a ...... BelAir.
.merican affairs-it was to the :f'.:. that-" a 1: t-hVov. -ay. elAir
S i. thw h thR. A. & R. E.
1I av:':, a e, rt, bad taken place between the TUESDAY, in Mess, St. G's.
hilian and Peruvian :: .:, in which the celebrated 18th Nov. "
eruvian iron ram Huascar fallen into the
hands of the Chilians. DetailI of the naval n"....- ORANGE AND LEMON TrEEs.-It will be noticed
ent are anxiously awaited. by an advertisement in its proper column in our to-
fhe Huascar since her commission in May last, day's issue, that Mr. A. R. Thompson offers to in-
as captured and ,. ; over fifty Chilian vessels port from Florida young Lemon and Orange Trees
for such persons as may desirethem for the purpose
MONTPELLIER, Oct. 13, 1:. '. of planting and of making an effort to re-
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette. new those fruits once so common in Bermuda, but
DEA send herewith a -. papr which within the past twenty-five years have been
Dhich contains a letter from the late Sir Louis almost wholly destroyed by disease. Mr. Thomp-
savagnain K aB let. Io whic laye ir on in January last imported from Florida a num-
avagna, K.C.B, C. I., which maybof inter ber of young orange and lemon trees, which he
o your readers. I myself received by this mail a let- lane in his grounds, at his new residence, near
er from him dated Kabul, August 11, 1879, the planted in his funds, at is w residence, near
r from him dated Kabul, August 11, 879 the Waterloo, a little westward of the Town, all of
allowing extracts from which will explain why he which are thriving and some of them have grown
was not in a house better adapted for .., and full three feet in height.
Iso points to the probability of Russian interven-
ion. After saying that his wife and sister-in-law,
were to go with him to Kabul, after the visit of the THE NAVAL REGATTA AT IRELAND ISLAND on Fri-
Nmir to the Viceroy proposed for the winter, he day and Saturday last was, we are informed, a
ays as you know the Afghans behaved very well great success. The weather was all that could be
awards our women in the first Kabul War, and desired-and the wind very suitable. We have
here is consequently no reason why ladies should been '."- -.~.. 1. in not receiving, as promised, a
not come here, as soon as there is any .4- i:-_ for full account of this Regatta for to-day's issue.
hem to reside in.-The house we have at present
or the End!. -, is a very good one of its kind, but
t would scarcely do for a lady to dwell in, as the STEAM ON THE FERRIES.-We have been informed
approaches to it are through the dirtiest of back from a reliable source that S. S. Ingham, Esq., has
slums, and there is no privacy whatever in the ar- made arrangements for an Iron Steam Launch
rangement of the building. We have constant ( .1.' ,) to be built in Pug1':!, and that it may
earthquakes here, but the style of superstruction of shortly be expected here.
the houses, is a great preventive against their be- It is intended for the Launch to be employed on
ng injured by these shocks. The houses are all the Ferry between Hamilton and Salt Kettle, and
loosely put together, in frame works of wood, with to be made generally useful to the Public.
small bricks let in between. These shake about
and make a great noise, but are otherwise very safe. ANOTHER CURIOSITY.-Mr. W. S. Feniston, Sack-
A solidly constructed building would crack and ville, Hamilton Parish, in a note to us yesterday,-
tumble to pieces like do our barracks in India. The I says I have in my possession a half-grown Lobster
climate is pleasant enough. It would bear being a (or Craw-fish) which was caught in a trammel this
trifle cooler just now, but as we have plenty of 1 morning and brought to me by one of my neigh-
fruit and block ice, we have little to complain of." bours. It is b, :.:i;.f!ly spotted from one end to
I would like to have been able to have taken the other, even including his whips. This is the
some leave at the end of the campaign, but it could first one I have ever seen and should be pleased to
not be managed, as there was a Russian letter show it to any one who -_ ul, like to see it."
bearer here, whom I had to get rid of. I was for-
tunate in being able to induce the Amir to send THE 99TH REGIMENT FOR BEEMUTA.-We notice
him aw.r' three days after our arrival here." by the Army and Navy Gazette of the 27th ultimo,
Yours faithfully, that orders had been forwarded to Sir Garnet Wol-
ROBERi'T G. TRAILL. seley to hold certain Regiments for embarkation on
the close of operations in South Africa; among
them was the 99th Foot for Bermuda.
A man named John Collan is on trial in Phila-
delphia for o'loi.iplin..: to pass a Bond for .:',,,
which was stolen from the Manhattan Bank. The THE PRINCESS LOUISE ABOUT To LEAVE CANADA
number bad been altered. Oher ..,- i wjo FOR ENGLAND.-OTTAWA, Ont., Oct. 8.-The Prin-
were concerned in the robbery are known. $48,- cess Louise, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. More-
00 was the amount stolen, ton, will leave for Quebec on the 16th inst. and
sail on the 18th.

INSURANCE Co., No. 35 Wall street, have declined
taking risks since the first October instant, in con-
sequence of the unsatisfactory condition of the ma-
rine insurance business and the low rate ofs premi-
um that have prevailed, the mercantile has not done
a profitable business.

A Mr. George Arthur Gardiner, died in ir .,,.i .1
N. Y., on 27th ultimo, after two weeks indescribable
suffering, caused by arsenic : 1 by a dentist
in one of his teeth for the purpose of killing an ach-
ing nerve. The Medical Gentleman who attended
Mr. Gardirfer, says : I am positive that the arsen-
ic was taken from the tooth, where it had been
placed to kill the nerve, by the saliva, and carried
and distributed by it through the system.

much severe fi :hi'. between the Indians and some
i,. iuhalrs and other United States Troops, at Color-
ado, in which the Government troops have suffered

An instrument has been invented in France for aid-
ing in the resuscitation of persons apparently drowned,
or who from any other cause have been temporarily
deprived of animation. It consists of a cylinder of
sheet iron large enough to contain the body of ain
adult person. It is closed at one end, and the inani-
mate individual is inserted, feet foremost, in the re-
ceptacle, as far as the neck, round which there is
placed a padded diaphragm, fastened so as to be air-
tight. An air-pump, attached to an opening in the
tube, creates a partial vacuum, and then the outer at-
mosphere, by its own pressure, forces its way into the
lungs by the mouth and nostrils, which are left ex-
posed. By a reversed action of the pump, the air is
allowed to re-enter the cylinder, and respiration is
thereby re-established. A glass plate inserted in the
iron casing enables the operator to watch the move-
ments of the chest, which rises and falls as in
life, with the alternate working of the pump. The
action may be repeated eighteen times in a minute
an exact imitation of natural breathing being thus

Herr Karsten has devised an instrument which he
calls the "siren telephone." It consists simply of a
circular disk, about 4 inches in diameter, having 24
small magnetic bars fixed radially on its surface
which is caused to revolve rapidly before a Bell tele.
phone, from which the iron -plate has been removed
The tones change in a certain numerical relation, ac.
cording to the direction inward or outward in which
the similar poles may be placed on the disk, or to the
series of combinations in which the positive and nega-
tive poles may be arranged.

A NEw EL DORADO.--The Nova Scotians are hav-
ing an attack of gold fever. A brick of gold was
brought to Halifax the other day from the Mon
tague mines, which weighed 397 ounces and was valued
at $7600. It was the product of fourteen men for
month. A Halifax despatch says :-" A letter front
Queen's County referring to the Gold discoveries then
says the excitement is intense; no one outside o
Queen's County can form any idea of the feeling
that runs rampant in the minds of those who are in
terested in this work. No one has the least difficulty
in getting good specimens. To show you that thi
is the truth, we may say one man was out there only
an hour and brought back quartz which container
an ounce of gold."-P. E. Island Patriot, Sept. 20.

One million four hundred thousand persons have
visited Switzerland this season, one-fifth of whoa
were English.
Over ;.2i55,, persons attended a temperance jubi
lee fete at the Crystal Palace, London, recently
Various forms of amusement were among the at
Married persons in France are not so often crimi
nals is are unmarried persons. Out of every 100,
000 unmarried persons thirty-three are criminals
bat out of every 100,000 married persons only eleven
are criminals.
A Fort Madison man went home the other even
ing and found his house locked up. Getting in
with considerable difficulty at the window, he fount
on the table this note from his wife-" I have gone
out; you will find the door-'a., on one side of thb

Captain Maling, 23rd':.-ili,.i is, has been appoint-
ed Colonial Secretary at the Island of Grenada,W. I.

TEA MEETING--Proceeds towards repairs of.
Pagets School Room-to-day and to-morrow, com-
mencing at 3 p.m.-For Advertisement see first

BALLOONING.-Professor Colegrove and a Mr. C.
UH. Williams, attended to make a balloon ascent
from the Public Gardens, at San Francisco, on thq
6`th instant. The balloon not being sufficiently in-
flated with gas, both occupants were throw out. Mr.
NW. was so injured that he died in a few minutes.
Professor Colegrove lingered for a few hours, when
he also died.
Professar Wise and a Mr. George Burr, who as-
sisted in a Balloon excursion from St. Louis about
the 1st instant has not been heard from since. It
is supposed they have been lost in the woods of
Macoupin County, Ill., as the balloon on rising took
a course in that direction.

MONTREAL, October 7.-Dominion Bank Officials
Indicted.-True bills were returned to-day by the
Grand Jury against Sir Francis Hincks, R. J.
Reekie John Grant, John Rankin, Hugh McKay
and W'. W. Ogilvie, directors, and J. B. Rennie,
late manager of the Consolidated Bank, for making
false statements of the bank's affairs. The Judge"
declined for the present to order their arrest. The
case is ex!,eC,-- to come up to-morrow.

An Inquest was held at Somerset on the 6th inst.,
before Charles C. Keane, Esqr., Coroner, on view of
the body of Thomas Burnes, a man of colour, who,
while in a violent state of intoxication, swallowed a
quantity of poisonous liniment, from the effects of
which he lingered for some 10 or 12 hours, and then
died.-Verdict in accordance.

, ':.. -A Supplement of three Col-
S,' mns accompanies this issue of the
"Gazette"-it contains three Com-
munications addressed to the Editor and
much other matter of interest.
[ ------------------
, iMARRIED, on the 8th inst., at the Wesleyan
. Church, St. George's, by the Rev. Wm. Ryan,
. R. H. JAMEs, Esqr., to Lucy M., third daughter
. of Robert Boggs, Esqr.

. DIED, in Somerset, on the evening of Thursday
the 9th inst., Mn. CHARLES MORGAN, a-. .1 QS years,
deeply regretted. The affectionate regard in which
. he was held by all classes in his native Parish was
s strikingly evinced by the unusual ebncourse of
. sympathizing friends who followed his remains to
d their last resting place.
a ......, in Hamilton Parish on the 9th of Octo-
ber, instant, after a long illness, MR. HENRY SETH
3 HALL, aged 44 years, leaving a bereaved wife, two
f sisters and two brothers and many other relatives
g to mourn their loss. -(C(cm.)

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TiHEle 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 To-nato Boxes, to arrive during
November next, and venture to hope that their
old Customers will not forget -'-lv.i.-ges thus
offered, and hastily .;' ,, ., to receive from other
sources, any -'. .-!rial which they cannot be
sure will have the appreciable A .-ri,-:,j finish
or will be positively what the Washington Mar-
kl dealers call .. .' boxes."

Hamilton, Octr. 7th, 1879.-2 3p

Colonist" twice 8rd page.


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The Unde, -5:.ed will Sell,
U D/i'^ ; T; .';,," P Sn 7 ),

At 12 o'clock,
To-morrow, ", ednesd(y,
15th instant,
S : 20 Barrels Crushed SUGAR S
5 Half Barrels CRACKETS
5 Boxes CHEESE'
10 Tubs BUTTER and LARD
5 Cases Ham SAUSAGE
5 Do. Corned BEEF
10 Drums CODFISH,
2 Casks DO., 4 Qtls. each
25 Barrels Table POTATOES
25 Boxes Jas. Allen's" and other TOBACCOS
50 .:tin, PA -E:;'
75 Pockets SALT 20 Boxes SOAP
10 Boxes Adamantine CANDLES
1 Do. Shop WINDOWS

20 PCS. White Cotton DRILL
-1- Gents' COATS, HATS, TIES, &c.
50 Lbs. Assorted CANDLES
S1 CO" 6 1 ..onts
.. ..' in Calf
1 Covered BUGGY in good order,
to take 2 persons
1 Open WAGON, to take 4 persons.
Hamilton, October 14, 1879.

S p

Very Cheap, less than the Cost.
SADIES' Misses and Children's IBOOTS
S and Sli 'OEd8
Ladies' Nubias vs. CLOUDS and JACKETS
Children's JACKiETS and HOODS
CAhR1PET1NG assorted, at unheard of low
Cane eat C11AIRS and ROCKER'S, at a
Great Sacrifice and other GOODS in pro-
All must be Sold this Month, regardless of Cost.
Corner Reid and Burnabv Sts.
Hariiitou, 14th (Ocr., 1879.

0" 'ie uIt r*ber
Is receiving by Clara Bergin,"
A Large and varied asscrtnent of

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Tr '3 P t8?, g0 .'7 %,
ROCKETS, c 47c.
These will be sold at very low Cash prices.
H. d. GRiA TIM 111
Nos. 46 and 47 Front Street,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
Octr. 13, 1879.-3

Notice to Farmners and

Expect to receive in all this week, the under-
Which will be offered low from the Wharf,
per Schr. "CL \tA E. BIGENi,
BLS. S. F. FLOUR (quality choice)
)o. K. I). CORNMEAt,
Half Barrels Family B[EF
Do. Do. T.M. PORK
Bags of Peruvian GUANO (the genuine Article)
Barrels of Mapes' Bermuda iBrand, FIS GU-
ANO, used extensively by our Fairmers last
Season and pronounced by them to have no
From Bangor, Maine,
Onin Box MA TEItl A U 'A
Special attention is called to the fact that the
above BOX MATERIAL has been cut from
wood thoroughly seasoned, hence the packages
are bright and clean ; and from our, advices weo
anticipate that the cargo will be the best ever
offered in this Market.
We shall have our usual supply of New York
snd Nova Scotia
Garnet Seed Potatoes,
And a limited quantity of MINNESOTA' SEEM)
Hau;ilton, Bermuda, Oct. 13, 187 --3 3p
"Colonist" please copy.
1r Y Golden Fibre" Smoking
AMixture. 11. A. Grantham isjust opening
a lot at the Sign of the Big Cigar."

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The 16th Instant,
Ato7.', P M ..' *
At 1 o'clock, P.M.,

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U (.i,7 1new CODFISH
20 Bls. i.:.::., Bakers FLOUR
10 Boxes Bar and Cake SOAPS
5 i ,:,".. Laundry STARCH
5 Boxes Adamantine ('D ."T.''
20 Gross Comb MATCHES
10 Boxes Cw,.Z,Et '
5 Barrels Pilot BREAD
50 Reams Wrapping PAPER
25 Bags OATS, 3 '..-. each
25 Bags BRAN, 100 Lbs. each
15 H41f. Bbls. Qr.-Bbls. and Kits MACKEREL
5 Elf. Bbls. Family PORK
25 Kegs, Tubs and Tins BUTTER
25 ', n 10 lbs. and 5 lbs. Family LARD
50 Superior .. and SHOULDERS
15 Bbls. Peerless POTATO E
10 Bbls. Early Rose POTATOES
10 Bbls. Corn MEAL
100 Tins VEGETABLES, assorted
100 Tins FRUITS, assorted
1 New American STOVE and fixings
4 Pairs No. 2 TRUCKS
S1 Doz. Moulding HOES and FORKS
1 Doz. long and short handle SHOVELS
25 Bales New York '-_LY
S5 Bbls. Kerosene OIL
500 Paper BAGS, (assorted sizes)
2 Sets New TiA '.T,'.T -
Straw HATS and Cloth CAPS
1 Sewing MACHINE
1,500 feet P. P. SCANTLING
SAnd many other Goods that will appear at
Sthe Sale.

Hamilton, Oct. 14th, 1879.


7 "" o ". ,. -. ": -, .-: ._ P O ',
.", I" T
TfHE Penny Reading Club, of Victoria and
-- Albert Lodge, No. 1027, Somerset, will
give two Readings in the Freemasons' Lodge
Room, on the Evenings'of
Thuin-:day and Friday,
The 16th and 17th of Octr., 1879,
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.
H. D. SWAN, Stage Manager.
J. FUBLER, Asst. Manager.
October 13th, 1879.
". : '.'
,-, ,,-, -- --

The Undersigned are now receiv-
ini per Canima" from England via

New York,

c I. (.. 1 4-1
Under R- B. Y. Club Noomns,
Front Street.
Octr. 13, 1879.-2 3p
.....r r ,m
i E '
Is Receiving a Large and well Selected Stock
of English and American
%. e. .

. :p z, C.,
' --' Suitable for the Season.
All of which are offered at very low Rates.
Shelly Bay, 13th Oct., 1879.-2

vo" i-ent.
To an Approved Tenant,
.n Upstairs O0/ ,
Ea t Corner, Front and Barnaby Streets.
Apply to
W. T. J3MES,
41 and 42 Front Street.
I amilton, kct. 13th, 1879.-1 pd.

-_ V EL
o"T w or,.; for g.iss wr ,
i saturday 25th Octr*
O( to be forwarded per "' Caniina" learv-
ino hlicnic on aursday next, I th instant.
Freight 401 Cents per dry BbL, 8 Cents per
Cit:ic foot delivcralio in i ihmillon.i
i-''n;!ggmeit, List open at Office of Under-
S. S. ING H\,M.
ilamilton, 1lth Octuber, 1879,

On F dday Next,
17th Instant, 12 o'clock,
,4 1 fle .. "l .'?ad
I will Sell,
BLS. FLOUR, ..i E\AL and Pilot BREAD
Bags BRAN and OATS
Hamilton, 14th Octr., 1879.

Auetioii Sale of
In Pembroke Parish.

Will be Offered for Sale,
At 12 o'clock, M. (sharp,)
OnWednesday, 23rd inst.
Commencing with :
1.-The Valuable Property known
St. Anne's Cottage,
With Out Buildings and all the Land thereto
2.-HOUSE and about 10 Acres of
LAND, part Marsh.
5 Building LOTS.
Plots of which will be exhibited on the day
of Sale.
All of this Property is on the Main Road
from Pitt's Bay to Spanish Point and very
convenient.-Terms at Sale.

Oct. 13th, 1879.-2 S KI G TOBAG O,
S -1 E S U I SCH 1 1 Amonzgt which is the Celebrated GO I,.EN
HAS JUST RECE[VIVI), FIBREl'" Smoking mixture, only now intro-
Sd 1duced into this market.
PER S TR. 'ICA LDIA, Fine I'lug TOB \UC oGS, right anJ dark.

A large and varied assortment of

J Boots & Shoes.
'I his assortment has been specially selected for
this Marker, and ini point of qu'ility "ad
cheapness cannot be equalled.
They comprise amongst other:
1 ADIES Fine Walking BOOTS
J Ladies Walking S.O l';S and S LI PPE{ .
Gents' Fine Calf and Pat Leather B1OTS .
Children's BOO I'S and SO110E,3S of all kinds and
Youths' and Boys' 1)O.
Men's Heavy Farm BOOTS
Received by same Steamer,
A supply of
Men's Felt Hats.
Tho above will be sold at exceedinAly low Cash
prices by
No-. 46i & 47 Front Street.
Ihamnilton, Bermuda.
October 13, 1879.-3

Na small Family, a Respectable
Is CO 0 K,
And to make herself generally useful.
Apply at the o ECTORY, SOMERSET.
Octr. 14th, 1879.


United States Jlail Steamers.


MONTANA sails Tuesday Oct. 21, at 10
WYOMING sails Tuesday Oct. 28, at 3 p mn.
ARIZONA sails Tuesday Nov. 4, at 8 a.m.
NEVADA sAils Tuesday Nov. 11, at 2 p.m.
WISCONSIN sails Tuesday Nov. 18, at 8 a.m.
MONTAN % sails Tuesday Nov. 25, at 2 p.m.
WYOMING sails Tuesday Doc. 2, at 7 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accoinmnodat ions are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
saloon, thusi securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking 0ooii), !iath looin and Piano on
each Steamer.
The U. S *iail Steamer Canima'fromn 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.
A genti,,
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, Oct. lO1h, 1879,

An assortment of

New Brands,
Together with the old Favorite Brands.
ALSOf by Mail Steamer from St. Thomnas,

A Nice A.ssortmn nt of

f(.' Call in at 46 and 47 Front
see the Stock.

Street and

Oct. 13, 1S79.--3

Early Rose Potatoes.

Miuy the Choice kind

Selected -epecially for Seed.
For Sale by
41 and 42 l"rnt Street.
Hiamilton, Oct. 13th, 1879.-1 pd.

For Rent,

highly manured ind ready for planting, situated
in Warwick Parish. Apply at once to
Octr. 13, 1879.-1

Mapes'" Bermuda Brand.
The Undersigned expects to receive a full
supply of this
Valuable Fertilizer"
During the coining Month, which will be sold on
accommodating terms to approved customer,.
'Peruvian' Guano.
Imported from Barbados, will be sold at low
rates for "Cash."
Slamilton, 29th Sept 1879.-3 3p

Tihe Hamilton Coal .lsso.,
Offer for Sale at their Depot,
CARDIFF," just west of the Stalls,
Of the very best quality,
Now landing ex Schr. Thomas
1. HIarrison,"
At Low Figures. For Pl'ices
Apply to
J. T1. D3dRRELL 4L CO.,
Ilainiton, September 9, 1879.
Smtths, 3rd 1).

.New York Mail Steamer.

The Steamc

S" C A N M A ,"
LI D)DICOAT, Commander,
Will leave hence /or .cw York,

October 16, at 1 IP.M.
To leave thence for return on
''Thursday, the 23rd October.
Parcels, Freilgh, and Specie on Freighit, will
be received until 6 p.m. Oct. 15th, ar.d Bills (of
Landin; for Freight nill be signed until 7 p.m.
same date.
Passenger St tgo will be removed at 30 min-
utes past Noon on 16th Oct.
Ulamiiton, Bermuda, 14th Octr.. 1879.

A Social Entertainment.

Will hold a

23rd & 24, of this month.
The Alexandrina Band will be in attendance.
Doors open at 2 o'clock, p.m.
Admission 6d.
A Grand Concert,
Will be given by the "Unionists," on both
Evenings, commencing at 7 o'clock.
Admission I s.
Further particulars may be seen in next is-
sue of "Gazette."
October 13th, 1879.

Smokers Rejoice !

Is now opening and will he again receiving. by
next .' Canima, fine assortment of

THE Undersigned having made
arrangements with a Responsible Per-
son in Florida, for the purpose of sending
him young
Orange & Lemon 'Trees,
Has opened a List at his Establishment, No. 5
Queen Street, for the purpose of entering the
Names ofsueh persons as are desirous of obtain-
ing TIt EES. The will remain open until
the Ist DI4C31EMBEIKl next. Trees ordered
up to that date will be here ready for delivery
in the early part of January, when it will be
advisable tor those parties having engaged
them to have their Ground ready to plant the
trees immediately on their arrival.
For further particulars please apply to
iamilton, Octr. 14th, 187..-2
Colonist" copy twice.

There are coal mines in Germany in which th .
phenomenon of subterranean waters having a reg.
ular ebb and flow has been observed. The scienti.
fic academies of l ienna and Berlin are studying it.
and look for valuable additions to our knowledge o.'
the earth's interior.
As A rule neither the German army nor the
Austrian carries tents. At the nightly peril of their
health the soldiers bivouac. Last year, in Bosnia,
the Austrians suffered terribly.
FICE ST. GEOR E'4, ( ctober 13, 18 9.
G Bennett, Samuel Daniel, Mrs Dawson, Peter J
, inors, W Richardson, J D Skilling, G Smith,
W\\ J Talbot, PereinTrott.

House, Land and Furni-
ture, &c., &c.,

The Undersigned being about to
leave the Island,

Oin the,

Next, 21st Instant, 12 o'clock,
f i That well-built, and Pleasantly

Recently occupied by himself.
This Dwelling is so located as to command
a view of much of the surrounding Country,
including Mount Langton, Prospect Camp,
&c., &c.; has nine Rooms, with Spacious Ve-
randah (whole length of House and unusually
wide); under Rooms (ten feet high,) so that
the Cottage may at a small outlay be made a
Two Story Building; a large TANK OF WA-
TER, Wash Room, Servant's Room, and other
Outhouses, and conveniences, which make
the Cottage a most desirable Dwelling. The
Land is 1.50 feet North and South, by 50 feet
East and WAst, with a good GRAPE VINE
and several FRUIT TREES growing thereon.
Two other lots of LAND,
Each measuring 50 feet by 100 feet, the two
forming a handsome square 100 feet; is en-
closed with a substantial Stone Wall, and is
bounded by two streets. The Land is very
productive and has at present several young
Fruit Trees growing luxuriantly thereon-
viz :-the Apple, Sweet Orange, Cherry, Plum,
Quince, Banana, &c., some of them now
bearing fruit.
The whole of His
Household Furniture &c.,
Consisting in part of : -
Black Walnut Centre TABLE, with Marble
I Black Walnut SOFA, hair cloth
6 Black Walnut CHAIRS and 2 ROCKERS
to match
1 Black Walnut Book CASE and SECRE-
1 Black Walnut WHAT-NOT, &c.

Bedroom Furniture.
WASHSTANDS and TABLES, with Marble

Dining cRoom.
BLACK Walnut Extension TABLE
Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert and Tea SETS

1 STOVE, (nearly new) No. 8, with
all its Fittings
Some other Cooking UTENSILS
About 3 Tons Stove COAL, &c., &c.
Hamilton, 14th Octr., 1879.
P. S.-If rainy on the 21st the Sale will
take place first fair day after. $. IIH.

Fruit Trees.

P -w -~


A arrival of Prof N. N '.-.' ". '* Y.okoha- rest-
1 ..' and /...~. .... ., .'* .. ,'- Practical .' i of
the F- .* .-. of a Northeast Passage.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept. 4.-The Swedish ex-
pTOrin _steamer Vega, belonging to Nordenskjold's
expedition, arrived at this port on Tu.. -..;-evening,
having successfully accomplished the northeast.
passage. The health of the ship's company is ex-
celleont. Prof. Nordenskjold says that; during the
latter part of February he sent a letter to Dr. 0.
Dickson, of Cc't-lnb',;:;. from the winter quarters
of the Vega, 1but hias no ilini-tior. that his patron
has received it.
The 'Prof. sayis--We sailed from Gottenborg,
July 4th, 1878, and four days' sail ,r..ubht us to
Tromsoe (a port on an island of the
same name), where our outfit of furs and necess-
aries for the high latitudes was completed. Here
we were joined by steamer Lena. July 25th both
vessels .niled from Tromsoe, passed thic.i':.h
Yn,,n Strit (south of Nova Zembla) on August
5th. There was not a particle of ice to be seen
between Waigatsch (Vaigatz, a Russian island)
and the continent. The Kara Sea, hitherto dreaded
by all sailors in the Arctic 'regions, was equally
free from ice, and anchor was cast at Port Dickson,
near the mouth of the Yenessi, August 6th.
After three delays there the expedition steered
northeast toward the dreaded Toimur land and
the North Cape. The ice arrested our', and
we were n-ipelled to remain at Tajoyr (Cape Tai-
mur) four days. August 19th, Tsejdekin, the ex-
treme northern point of Asia, was reached, where a
short rest was taken. The "Vega" coasted the
peninsula, very little ice being ..inu.t. i1, and
anchored at the mouth of Lena river, on August
To the northeastward were the i-:~mL of New
Siberia, which we soon ; ,i,, but were unable
to explore because of the ,i-.t .- i. of ice that
girt their shores.
At the modth of the a river, l.: t'.i.[ 69
deg. 30 min., longitude 161 deg. 20 min., a broad
estuary was found open, and we hastened to make
all possible progress eastward. Onr 5:'i.t'li.-3
soon began, however, and increased daily. We
were delayed much by the ice between Cape Cook
and- Van Karma. We .t--;c-d Koliutsehm Bay,
Sept. 27th, with comtpai.:ive ease, but were im-
prisoned on the 28th near a Tchukichi settlement,
latitude 67 deg. 7 mi. north, longitude 177 deg.
24 min. west.
We wintered in the pack ice at this point, one
mile from the land. The entire ship's company
maintained the best of health and spirits. Not a
single case of survey occurred.
During the shortest day the sun was above the
horizon less than three hours, and ,then only the
upper lini;: was visible. At this point much time
was devoted to interesting scientific and ethno-
graphic studies. There were 4,000 inhabitants ia
several villages near by, who subsisted by fishing
and sealing. They are called the Tchukichi, and
are a very good class of people for an r:nt,,;,g
party to meet. They supplied the expedition with
bear and reindeer meat. The cold was intense,
averaging 36 centigrade, 32'2 degrees below. Game
was abundant in the spring, wild fowl being taken
in large numbers. We were ..,air,:.l in the ice at
this point 264 days, but were released on July
18th, and passed East Cape into Bebring's Straits
on the 20th. Such is the story of our v,.;rge.
I fully accomplished the object for which the ex-
pedition was, sent out by Dr, Dickson, viz.: a
practical proof of the existence of a northeast
passage. Then the Asiatic coast was followed,
and St. Lawrence Bay was crossed to Port Clarence,
Alaska ; thence we crossed to Konlyan, dredging
carefully in order to determine the formation of
the bottom of the sea. Many specimens of the fauna
and flora were obtained. The location, breadth,
velocity and approximate volume of the currents
of the Arctic and Pacific polar currents were
chartered and calculated.
Having touched at St. Lawrence Island, we. next
proceeded 'to Bebring Island, where we received
the first news from Europe through the resident
agent of the Alaska Trading Company. Fossil re-
mains on Behring Island are of immense variety.
A new marine animal was here discovered which
was named Rhytina Stellari." The Vega left the
island Aug 19th, andh bad a pleasant voyage until
Aug. 31st, when a severe gale was encountered,
accompanied with lightning. During the storm
the lightening struck and shivered the main-
topmast, slightly injuring several men.
We arrived off Yokohama at half-past eight on
the evening of September 2. All arc well, and
no deaths have occurred during the voyage. The
Vega" is the first vessel to make the passage, and
I think the voyage from Europe to Asia by Bebring's
Strait is certain and safe. With very little more
experience ef navigatioinin the northern seas from
Japan to the mouth of Lsna river, there are no
difficulties'-in the proper seasons for experienced
sailors. .
The Lena river taps Central Siberia, and a large
prospective tiade can readily be developed. The
Vega".will remain at Yokohama about fourteen
days. The entire crew of the Swedish steamer
"A.E. Nordenksjold," sent to the relief of the
Vega," which was lost off Yesso, August 5, have
arrived safely at a northern Japanese port.

-The London Gazette 'says that the Queen has con-
terred the Victoria ('ros. upon L,;d William

Beresford, captain in the 6th Lancers, for gallant
conduct in having at great personal risk, during the
retirement of a reconnoitring party across the
White Umvolosi River, on the 3rd July last, turned
to assist Sergeant Fitzmauriee, 1st battalion 24th
Foot (whose horse had fallen with him), mounted
him behind him on his horse, and brought him
awayin safety under the close fire of the Zulus,
who were in. great force, and coming on quickly.
Lord William Beresford's position was rendered
most dangerous from the fact that Sergeant Fitz-
maurice twice, nearly pulled him from his horse.

WINNIPEG, MA., Sept. 23.-The Marquette Review
publishes an interesting account of a duel between
Sitting Bull and a Crow warrior, which occurred
after the fight on the 20th of June, between two
hundred lodges of the Sioux, who were south of the
border after buffalo, and two companies of United
States soldiers and one hundred and fifty _'ht-en-
nes rind Croui.. Sitting Bull accepted the challenge
and recroEsed the line, the result being that he shot
the Crow, scalping him and taking possession of his
horse into the retreat across the milk river in Ca-
nada. Sitting Bull personally commanded the rear
guad of the light warriors covering the movement
and was himself the last to cross.

A SACRED MOTHER-IN-LAw.--Some Kafir cus-
toms and rules of etiquette are perplexing; such
for instance, as the one which forbids, under the
penalty of absolute social ostracism, a Kafir lady
to pronounce the name of her husband, or otherwise
indicate him, save by some such figure as the sun,
or the star, or other similar metaphors. And
though in the new-made bride a few such slips
are; by common consent, forgiven, for a man to
commit such a bideous breach of decorum as to
breathe the name of his mother-in-law, or even to
hint at the exis-ence of the lady, constitutes so
great an enormity that I have never been able to
meet with an authenticated instance of its having
teen committed.-Tempel Bar.

His C(oat of Mailf and his Splendid Prion ) f -. .
(From the New York World.)
PARIs, Aw;. ''.-I have come to i, conclusion
that Russia wants a new Peter the Great. I mnay
have taken this conclusion to St. PeOfrsbure with
'ne, but at any rate I came away with it, and as the
result of the little I saw and of the great deal 1I
heard. .The country is ready for a new departure
and is as ilP:'' to he led as ever by its Czars,
but it must be led in a new way. Alexan-
der now wants to lead in the old way, and hence
all the troubles of this part of hia ret-., -. Yet no
man has such an opportunity, for be still has (mor-
ally speaking) a kind of absolute power. The great
mass of the people worship him as their pik,':. and
father, not less than as their lord. It is touching,
I am told, to see them prostrating themselves b.-:or-i
him in the streets, and even kissing the ground ou
which he walks. This only intensifies the ..
solitude of his position-a .so!.im.-.ic which they 7
is -1.: ;in him mad. He meets no man on a foot-
ing of intimacy, not even in his sports, I have
lately looked over hundreds of sketches of his daily
life at court, ";.'"trv.,!t in the albums of De Zichy,
who was for some time painter to the Imperial fam-
ily. Whatever the Czar may be .1..i,:,-h'ndtia:.
dancing, sli.': or : I;...--it is al,, -; under con-
ditions which remind him that he has no true fel-
lowship with his kind. When he kills a boar he
stands well ahead of bis suite to meet the monster,
the rest ,'n':, ) disposed, indeed, as to help him
in case .;: should himself be unduly forgetful
of the ;i..,-' .c. of ,' L The very winter
palace which is the Czar's o::; ', y residence at St.
Petersburg, is but a '-* -1;.i 1 prison of State, where
6,000 titled jailers stand between him and the outer
world. If I had time I should like to .- ,i- ,:' that
palace, at the risk of travelling over :.-.'..' -. : -
covered by the guide books. It is a town within a
town. Its inmates are a veritable population, duly
graded in the minutest sub-divisions of official rank.
The Czar, to do him justice, often breaks bound ;
and, i';:'.:', up to a late date he continued the hab-
it of all his predecessors of going out on foot every
day. But the recent attempt on his life has changed
all that and made him more lonely than'oever. He
has now fallen completely into the hands of his ad-
visers, and their advice, in default of better, is that
he shall increase the distance between him and hu-
man nature. Before that unlucky pistol shot he
went out afoot to pay his regular morning visit to a
person in whom he took particular interest, and to
two or three lan'hin, children who were i,:i:.,;.s
the only "subjects" who could venture to treat him
with the familiarity for which his heart must some-
times yearn. He was returning to the palace from
such a visit, when that madman with the method
of Nihilism ia his madness, meeting him face to
face, began to make him a target for ball practice
with arevolver. It has been a :mn-'t,=., to me-it
was a i~t~.-A;.,.,; to every one-how the Czar -',a;.: d
with his'life. The Nihilist meant to kill him ; he
fired point-blank, and shot after shot. It was given
out that Alexander was not once hit-no doubt to
make his preservation appear something in the na-
ture of a miracle. This was only true in the sense
that he was hit more than once, .it',ie.l' not
wounded. He wore a shirt of very fine strong
chain mail under his coat. It was made for him
byLeblano, of the Boulevard M.,enta a well-known
Paris armorer, who supplies the theatres for their
mimic wars, but who also knows how to turn out
work that would bear the brunt of a real one. Le-
blanc's first Imperial customer was the Emperor
Napoleon III., and it was probably through the re-
commendation of some friend of the latter that
Alexander, at the beginning of the present troubles
was led to apply to Leblanc for one of his patent
safety suits. 'he armorer's own story is that a
gentleman sought him out, and, with some mystery
asked if he could make a coat of mail that would
turn a revolver bullet. He was doubtful himself
of his own powers in this respect, though he had al-
ready provided Napoleon with an undershirt war-
-anted to turn the edge of a knife. But an experi-
mernt was made with one of his best suits, and it
was found that even a Colt's army revolver made
no impression on its serried rings of steel. This
explains the miracle of the Emlnp'c:r' preservation.
Leblane has other illustrious customers, among
them Prince Bismarck, and the confidential distri-
bution of his business cards seems to be a common
courtesy among the potentates of Europe. But the
wearing of a coat of mail can hardly be conducive
to unalloyed cheerfulness of disposition. The Em-
peror has a troubled look ; there is unrest in the
very fixety of his gaze. Hs stares at you when ho
meets you in the street as though he were wonder-
ing with what weapon you were o':ii:. for him this
time-the one-shooter, the six-shooter, the bomb or
the knife.
A DILEMMA.--Ale and T,.,:.. Beer, I'..;: 'j
Liquors.--The i ti'..m." _t contractors at the recent
Exhibition at Toronto, are ia a sorry 'i:hi,. It
appears that in the Queen City of the West, as in
Halifax, the lefl.-s.h:um.!:Ali, contractors were strictly
forbidden to sell "intoxicating liquors," bat the
Committee allowed the sale of "lager beer' as is
be done here. There was a great demand for
"lager," and at the close, the vendors found that
"lager" had paid better than anything else. Du-
ring the show, however, a number of persons were
busy gathering evi2 "a'. .'.- of the sale of" lager," and
at its close, summonses were issued against all the
contractors-not one summons for each, but 30, 40
and 50 each, a summons for every glass that the
detectives had evidence was sold. The Toronto

Stipendiary had already decided that lager beer"
was int,:y.,,tine, and that it was a violation of law
to sell if withto,u-.. license. The refreshment con-
tractors knew this. They do not attempt to deny
that they violated the law, and admit that they
have placed themselves in a sorry plight. It is
said that this little maneuvre will be repeated in
Halifax. Especially so, in regard to draught
ale and porter." If so, the contractors may find
that the Exhibition will be to them anything but
a paying affair.-Halifax paper.

GJ'A Lr, 1'kN .'RP, -i S.
The present time is fertile in schemes of great
magnitude. There are already projected :-
A new suspension bridge over Niagara river;
A new Atlantic cable in addition to that now la
process of construction ;
A ship canal across the Isthmus of Darien.
A ship railroad across the same strip of land, sep-
arating two oceans;
A railroad over the desert of Sahara, connecting
Al .--.--". and sondan ;
A canal whicb, convoying the waters of the Med-
iterranean into the sands of Africa, shall make a
great inland sea and fertilize arid wastes;
The establishment of water communication be-
tween the Black and Caspian Seas ;
Add to these enterprises, most of which seems
likely to be undertaken in the near future;
Ericson's scheme for utilizing the suu's heat;
Edison's scheme for utilizing electricity ;
The various plans of geographical discovery ;
The solution of the sra-, .;1-:i of Central Africa,
oi n] -' civilization of its savages;
The destruction of the world's plagues ;
.. : emancipation of every slave ;
Universal education;
The adjustment of the relations of labor -:,. cap-

The solution of the population question;
And we need not fear that the world's great
thinkers and doers will get out of work, and have
to go trampling for a long time to come.

On the 2-~ h of Deceumber last., Sir William'
Beauvoir, Bart., .", .- a :..; , -land. and on
the 4th of January, 1,879, his obituary appeared in
the 77,- 7 London News among the list of emin-
ent persons who had recently died. Sir William
was a man of high char-acter and great ability, and
the head and representative of the junior branch of
a very ancient and honorable family. He married
in 1826, a daughter of the Right Honorable Adol-
phus Diddeli, Q. C., by whom he had two sons,
'.,'ilii-.: and Oliver. The latter was with him
when he died. Of the former nothing had been
h'.: for nearly thirty years about which time he
left -g;;l, -.'1 suddenly for America. William was
a wild, li-,ilute character, and he led a life of
great waywardness. He squandered his money at
the gaming table and frittered it away in dissipation
and riotous living. On the 21st June, 1848, this
young man along with Prof. Titus Peebles-an in-
structor in metallurgy at the University of Edin-
burgh-embarked in the Euterpe for New York.
Arriving there in due course the youthful scion of
a noble house at once entered on a mad career of
debauch. The New York Herald of the 9th of Sep-
tember stated that while in that city he spent no
less than 78,000 :-' Iu,;:'. h.Ia'. this may be an
e':a .'. .i;. At any rate he rapidly ran through
his available funds, for soon after we hear of him
pawning his gold watch and jewellery. Next we
find him on the "Mercy G." bound for California,
and the bosom friend of that quaint humorist, John
FT: :...-i;'. He was also accompanied by Prof. Pee-
bles. In 1850 ','i!!. A Beauvoir, then known as
Mr. Beauvoir, arrived in Bone Gulch, and the Pal-
ladiumn of that town warmly gave hi'n a welcome to
its .t.::ic' As Beaver Bill the young man next
turns-up t..... li the close of the year at 'Dead
Horse '. r. ....- more '.u.' '., ,". named Newv
Centreville. In 1.' Beaver Bill became a quiet
,..:I ;i i and settled down in the Steal Valley.
Here he got married, :.-, his friends celebrated the
event so magnificently that six of them were 1l.'i.':1-
in jail before the h.i;,. couple had sought retire-
ment in the newly wedded husband's ranch. A
despatch in the New York Hlerald of June 22, 1861,
n.r,ourtiil the butchery by a tribe of Indians of
William Beauvoir and his wife. Their daughter, a
beautiful little girl of two years of age, was -..rri.-.'
off by the : .';.-. This child, who was destin-
ed to play a prominent part in the story at:,'wai.- ',
fell into the hands of an actress named Mary Saville
who, with her husband, brought the little thing up
for the stage.
In December, 1878, Nina Saville was a "star" in
the variety theatres of the Great Western world
and the Pacilic slope. In the meantime the solici-
tors of Sir Wm. Beauvoir in England were prose-
outing enquiries for the missing eldest son of the
Baronet, who was to inherit the title, a large estate,
and one half of the fortune, which was to be divi-
ded between him ....i his brother Oliver. Oliver
had been married and his son had h r". named after
his father and brother, William. This young gen-
tleman went to America too, and strange to say his
steps were bent in the direction of Centreville in
California. The Standard" of that thriving town
announced his arrival in :l.,v-iu,.;- terms on the 20th
of December, 1878, and referred to him as a young
English gentleman of great wealth engaged in in-
vestigating the gigantic resources of this great
country. Nina Saville was at this time appearing
in her great speciality of Winona, the Child of
the Prarie," at Hauk's new Opera House. William
Beanvoir went to see her act, fell in love with her
at first sight, proposed marriage and was
rejected by her. She wrote him a kindly generous
letter, and told him plainly that his high rank was
the obstacle in the way of their being united. In
order to get away from his attentions, Nina dis-
banded her n:',pam.r', and under the name of Anna.
Laurie, th" iI :". change artist," she joined
-1:-, :.ier Weston's troupe on the 31st Decemhvr,
1878. She ,.- ,,-i,,.-,-' her determination, later,
evidently, for on the 3rd of April, 1879, the mar-
riage rite was consummated between William
Beauvoir and Nina under her own name of Beau-
voir, for a fortnight before the ceremony the young
man learned in a letter from his f:.h' r that his
fiancee was his own cousin, and of as good "blood
as any in Eo:.'.a'1." The whole story almost sur-
'.:.1-, belief. it is Dnumasian. The New York
Herald of the 29th of May, 1879, published a para-
graph to the effect that the Hon. Wm. Beauvoir,
only 'son of Sir Oliver Beauvoir, had embarked
with bis bride-a favorite California belle-on the
outgoing Cunard steamer Galia. The bridal party
took up their residence with the 2,,.:n.:'.: father, at
his stately country seat, Chelsworthmanor, Fifinui'.
and "may they live happy ever afterwards."
Truth is certainly - .r.. get than fiction, sometimes.

TnB CHINESE SWINDLER.-The ("L.'a,.. swindler
is the sharpest in the world, beyond doubt, and the
,.'*., >.-^a- incident narrated by a Foochow journal,
is an .-* ';*'. i:n:' la point. A native bullion broker
recently called at a gold shop and offered four gold
bars for sale, stating that the bars v.,oi:h'.* only 38
taels, iiqt' ,i of 40, the proper weight. The dealer
when weighing them found that his customer was
mistaken and that the bars weighed 5 tacls more
than they should have, rather than 2 tacals less.
Thinking to make a good b'ure~it therefore, he
bought the bars as v..'.i .i- only 38 taels, and
readily gave an acknowledgment in '.': it:", that il;,
weighed only that amount. A '..::--,-j un, exami-
nation showed the bars to be partly iron, but he
could not prove that he bought them of the .,.'it,".-
ler, who had a '*-.ri't-. '. document to show that the
bars he had sold x'.e;,1h:, only 88 taies, while the
adulterated ones ,.:..'i; .:.. forty-five.

SPAIN AND 31,0oo.-.-A M:h'l id despatch says
that intelligence has been received from Tangier
that a Spanish war ship had arrived at that port
with important despatches for the Spanish Minis-
ter. It is generally believed that Spain has claimed
from Morocco $6,000,000 for the use of the fishery
grounds of Agadir, near Mogador, which the Moois
ceded to Spain, but which were never used by the
Spaniards. It is said that the Spanish Government,
f.:..,i,,-: an accusation of negligence in the Cortes,
desire to obtain some concession from the Moors
before that body meets.
Portable docks to be lifted across railways or
with canals without,locks or tunnels are the new
ent.ine.i, i-, means recommended for crossing isth-
muses. If this can be effected, Corinth and Bang-
kok will stand a chance of '.. :: utilised, A comn-
i, ian is being formed to cut a channel acos-s the
I ;.. of : ., so::, so t 'ii.iis.; the Goodwin Sands, and
i.,aL.n; two harbours, one in the Downs, the other
at Reculvers.
The Standard's Berlin correspondent reports that
Lord Salisbury and M. Waddington have agreed
to reject the Russian proposal for a European Com-
mission of Control over the entire administration of
The Standard's Vienna despatch says it is now
clear that the object of the iL.,l[i; of Count An-
drassy and Prince Bismarck was to maintain peace
in Europe by a -i,....;, alliance and to :,i.itu-:!!y
i.. ..t, Russia from the rest of Europe.
A St. Petersburg Ji..:,(,:b says that during the
past ten days four tires hve occurred at Astrakhan,
Russia. One steamer and twelve barges loaded with
n,..., h.. were burned on the river Volga, and a,
naphtha train was burning; i-::,. -y.
Ia Ohio for every ten marriages there is one
diverse suit-the proportion of actual divorce being
one in seventeen. 1,432 marriages, so caFed, were
dissolved in 1878.

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For the Royal Gazette.
For a long time it has been manifest that the
Gaol accommodation in Hamilton was insufficient
to enable the Law to be carried out respecting the
confinement of prisoners, and therefore in 1865 an
Act was passed by the Legislature making provi-
sion for the erection of a new gaol more commo-
dious and more suitable to the requirements of
these Islands," but for various reasons unnecessary
to relate the Act has not been put into operation.
At the recent Session of the House of Assembly,
an Act was passed authorising the Governor to
select such land and premises contiguous, or near
to the Gaol Lots in Hamilton as he should deem
necessary or expedient to purchase at such price or
prices as he and the Board of Works should deem
to be reasonable for that purpose."
A plan and estimate were accordingly submitted
by him to the Council and House of Assembly which
seemed to meet universal approval, and which con-
templated the purchase of the Lots with the build-
ings thereon.contiguous, and near to the present
Gaol, which would add an area of one hundred and
fifty feet on Church Street, by one hundred feet on
Parliament Street, by no means too much on sani-
tary grounds, and for the projected improvements ;
but upon proceeding to ascertain the cost thereof it
appeared to the Board that the price charged for
the plot of one hundred feet on Church Street by
fifty feet on Parliament Street comprising the Po-
lice Office and a cottage next to it, exceeded their
views of what was reasonable by about two hun-
dred pounds, and they endeavoured to overcome
the difficulty by remonstrance with a definitive pro-
position of what was estimated to be an outside and
liberal price for it, or, the alternative of arbitration,
both of which were peremptorily declined, and the
Board therefore felt reluctantly constrained to fore-
go a plan and arrangements that promised many
advantages, and would have been a satisfactory and
gratifying settlement of all the difficulties that
have hitherto attended the gaol question ; and will
be compelled to confine their purchases to an L
shaped area fronting fifty feet only on each Street,
and leaving an unsightly jog on Church and Par-
liament Streets, a prominent thoroughfare! As
this is a very important public matter it is thought
by many that it is desirable some endeavour should
be made to effect a compromise whereby the origi-
nal plan may be carried out. The owners of the
excluded plot should reflect that the erection of a
Gaol and its appointments contiguous to their pro-
perty may impair its future value, and affect pre-
judicially its occupation ? May it not, therefore,
be wise for both sides to give the case reconsidera-
tion ere it be too late, and as the amount at issue
is relatively small, consent to divide it, which will
probably result to the interest of all parties ? Let
the owners of the rejected property either withdraw
their refusal to arbitrate, or come forward with an
offer to accept a round sum which, at 5 per cent in-
terest, will be equivalent to the present rental-and
let the Board of Works, instead of circumscribing
their judicious and acceptable scheme, relax their
estimate of what is "reasonable" to the extent of
one hundred pounds, (which is but a small propor-
tion of the whole), and then all parties will enjoy
the pleasing reflection that they will have aided in
the erection of a block of buildings with spacious
surroundings that will prove a credit to the Colony,
a monument to the Board of Works, and add
greatly to the comfort of its unfortunate inmates
for untold time.

October 10, 1879.


BERMUTDA, 7th Oct., 1879.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAR MR. EDITon.-The severe mauling I suffer-
ed from Vulcan last winter, might well be suffici-
ent to prevent my rushing again into print, for I
confess to having felt completely shut up and-as
they vulgarly say-sat upon; but when I discov-
ered who it was that adopted this nom de plume-
doubtless in the consciousness of the hammering he
knew he was going to give us-my discomfiture
was at an end; I only wondered that such an op-
ponent condescended to notice my scribble.
It is then purely from sympathy for your con-
fessedly uninformed correspondent, happily styling
himself Beginner," that I now take up my pen
to advise him as he values his peace of mind, nay,
his self-respect, to let his beginning," rash as it
is feeble, be the end of his attempt to draw on him-
self the lash that his temerity deserves. True
there is little reason to fear that Vulcan will heed
such an imbecile challenge, much less will W. A.
M., I am sure; for he evidently smiled in compla-
cent-not to say contemptuous-silence at all the
trash with which the Ossy Coves" and others en-
deavoured to associate him and his subjects, (which
were evidently beyond them) myself-and I take
shame to myself while, as a tribute due to his good
sense, I admit it-yes, myself among them !
If however Beginner" simply wishes to get up
a little game for the amusement of the public-i. e.,
a certain section of it-during the ensuing winter
months, and is content himself to occupy the post
of "Aunt Sally," by all means let him, and I doubt
not ere the game he has begun comes to an end he
will have received knocks enough to put his pipe out
-for my part, I have had enough of it,
Believe me, dear Mr. Editor,
Ever to remain,
Your sincere though humble friend,
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
A Beginner thou art, as such pray remain,
Till thou can't write better from writing refrain,
It may be that youth has misguided thy pen,
But Gentle Beginner don't try it again.
Let Tally Ho write of the Ladies and Runs,
Leave Vulcan alone, there are far lesser suns
That give fodder enough for the pen of an --,
So choose a fresh subject and let the past pass.
HALIFAX, Oct. 5.-The Exhibition was finally
closed yesterday. The admission was reduced to
ten and five cents yesterday to meet the expressed
desire to accommodate the poorer classes, but the
experiment did not prove very successful, the at-
tendance being small. The financial result of the
show will about reach the expectations of the man-
agers. Now that time has been given for careful
comparison between the present show and those of
former years, the opinion is not as favourable to the
Exhibition as it was a few days ago. As a whole,
it was better than any former show, but the gain
was not so large as was expected, and in some
classes the exhibits were far from satisfactory.
Defects in management, too, were very glaring.
The best part of the affair was a week of glorious
autumn weather and the immense.crowd of visitors
to the city, who enjoyed themselves thoroughly.

The exodus of people to the States is greater than
it ever was. Last week the Boston Steamer took
away 122 passengers, a larger number than was
ever before carried from Halifax by one of that
line. This week the record is still larger. The
steamer Carroll, which sailed on Saturday for Bos-
ton, took 165 passengers Most of these are young
people seeking employment. The same steamer
had a large number of passengers from Charlotte-
town, Prince Edward Island, and Hawkesbury,
Cape Breton.
Let not one failure discourage you. He thatjhas

From the West Indies and Dem-
The R. M. Steamer Beta, arrived from St.
Thomas yesterday, bringing us our usual exchange
A Mr. Ford, who arrived at Barbados from Eng-
land on 27th ultimo, in the R. M. Steamer Para,
was arrested before landing on a charge, telegraph-
ed from London, of forgery.
Mr. Shaw, late Treasurer of St. Vincent, tried at
the Court of Grand Session of the Peace of that Is-
land for embezzlement and a general deficiency of
1000 in his accounts with the public, has been ac-
quitted. Mr. Shaw received an ovation from the
public" immediately on the verdict being ren-
DENMARK, visited the Danish Island of St. Thomas
on the 26th ult., in H.M.S. Dagmar, where he was
received with most respectful and sincere congratu-
lations. His Royal Highness after two days stay
at St. Thomas proceeeded to St. Croix.

Increase of New Cases in Memphis-The Fever iu
Interior Towns.-MIMPrHs, October 8.-The fever
reports of the Board of Health to-day indicate an
increase of new cases-seven whites and three col-
ored. There were no cases of death from yellow
fever inside the city to-day, but there were two of
whites outside the city, Mrs. M. A. Key, 60 years,
Kerr Avenue, and Maggie Key, 20 years, same res-
idence. The Howards report five new cases among
whites this evening. The association sent out fir-
teen nurses to-day to sick in the city and country.
The sick on the Lower Horn Lake road, at the Ar-
nold place, are doing well, as are also the sick in
and around Buntyn Station on the 2Charleston
Railroad, six miles out.
The case at Wythe depot, thirty miles out on the
Louisville Railroad, William B. Stewart, school
teacher, hasb een declared officially as yellow fever.
He was taken sick suddenly last Monday night
with a severe chill, which was followed by high
fever. He had been sleeping for a short time past
upon the feather bed which was used by a patient
who died of the fever last year. He has not been
in Memphis since the fever began this year, nor has
he been in contact with any one from the city.
To-day the Howard Association received tele-
grams from Harrison Station on the Mississippi
and Tennessee Railroad, thirty miles this side of
Grenada, Miss., stating that nurses were wanted,
there being three deaths and one new case in one
house. A special train left for Harrison this af-
ternoon, carrying nurses and physicians. These
cases originated at Harrison.

Admiral Edward Barnett, who died on Sunday
last, was born in 1799, and entered the Navy in 1811
as midshipman on board the Sybille. He after-
wards served in the Malta, and was present at the
siege of Gaeta in 1815. Under Captain Ekins he
fought in the battle of Algiers, and received the
war medal and clasp for that action. In 1818 and
1819 he was on board the Tonnant and Windsor
Castle, and from that time until 1826 he was em-
ployed on the Kangaroo, surveying ship, in the
West Indies, when he obtained his commission as
lieutenant. He was next appointed to the command
of the Linnet on survey service. From 1830 to
1833 he was engaged in the Hydrographic Depart-
ment, under Sir H. Beaufort, and was then appoint-
ed to the Jackdaw, on the survey of Costa Rica.
He was promoted to the rank of commander in 1840
and in command of the Thunder was employed in
the surveys of a portion of the Bahamas and vari-
ous portions of the coast of Nicaragua. He was
promoted to be captain in 1846, and received flag
rank in 1864.-Army and Navy Gazette, Sept. 13.
Admiral Barnett made Bermuda his head-quar-
ters when in command of the Thunder.

The American aloe, or century plant-a rarely fine
specimen of which, now growing in Brooklyn, and
about to flower, has been noticed recently in the col-
umns of the Tribune-seldom reaches that perfection
which results in flowers, in temperate climates. Its
growth here is so slow, that its popular name is deriv-
ed from the belief that a full term of 100 years is re-
quired before the blossoms appear. But in its native
soil, in tropical and semi-tropical climes, extending to
the thirty-second parallel on either side of the equa-
tor, it comes to perfection in much less time-often in
20 or 30 years. The same plant never blooms more
than once. When the time comes the flower-stalk
shoots up with great rapidity from the centre of the
crown, around which the leaves radiate, growing often
15 or 18 inches a day, until a height of 30 and some-
times, in an exceptionally vigorous plant, of 40 feet is
reached. The arms of this stalk, like those of a
branching candlestick, bear the cup-shaped flowers,
which have no remarkable beauty. The aloe belongs
to the agave family of the order of Amaryllidacee.
The leaves are thick at the base and terminate in a
sharp point. It is one of the most useful plants found
in Mexico and Central America. From the fibres of
the leaves a thread is obtained which can be woven
into cloth and twisted into ropes, and these leaves
make a substantial thatch roof. A part of the stalk
is used for food, and the hard pithy centre at the base
forms a good whetstone, as silica enters largely in its
composition, while the fermented sap of the aloe or
maguey. as it is called, is an intoxicating beverage
known as pulque, which is largely consumed by the
natives. Large specimens of the century plant are
valued highly by florists here, and as much as several
hundred dollars is not uncommonly paid for a fine
one.-New York Tribune.

The following incident of the last Kaffir war will
be interesting:-Two companies of the 74th High-
landers were on one occasion directed to proceed
up a kloof (or ravine) in Kaffirland and reconnoi-
tre. They were returning to camp, in column of
fours, and were followed and attacked by the
Kaffirs. The men on the right were ordered to fire
to the right, and the men on the left to the left.
Capt. Robert Bruce, in rear of the column, saw one
of the pipers sitting under a tree, he went up to him
and said, Sandy MacLean, what are you doing
here ?" Am no able to walk, Sir," said the piper;
my leg is numb"-he had been wounded in the
leg-" aa want a musket, Sir." I can't give you
a musket," said the captain, who was in the viguor
of manhood, his muscles like iron, and his sinews
like whip-cord, but I'll give you a back. Get
up." He did so, and with his pipes under his left
arm and his claymore drawn, he was carried for a
hundred yards or more out of danger and put on a
horse. This happened before the institution of the
Victoria Cross, which it well merited. General
Bruce now commands the Forces in Scotland.

Dr. Chiappoli states that he has frequently noticed
in patients, apparently very far from death, an extra-
ordinary opening of the eyelids so as to give the eyes
the appearance of protruding from their orbits, which
was invariably a sign that death would occur within 24
hours. In some cases, when only one eye is wide
open while the other remains normal, death will not
follow quite so rapidly, but it does take place in a
week or so. It is easy to observe this phenomenon
when the eyes are wide open, but when, as is gener-
ally thbcase, the eyes are half shut and only opened
from time to time, it will be advisable to fix the atten-
tion of the patient on some point or light in order
to see the change. Chiappoli is utterly at a loss to
explain this symptom of approaching dissolution, and
ascribes it to some diseased state of the sympathetic

A Bit of Lively Sarcasm by the Captive Monarch-An
Interview with the Capetown Premier-Cetewayo
takes Courage.
CAPETOWN, Sept. 16.-Cetewayo is an exception-
ally fine specimen of a noble savage--big and black,
fifty years of age, nearly six feet high, well propor-
tioned, with a good-natured. broad, open face ot
Zulu type. He dresses in European clothes, in
which be does not seem uncomfortable. He was
accompanied hither by four of his wives, four fol-
lowers, and a little girl. The King gave very little
trouble on the way down, except that he occasion-
ally became sulky, and demanded an entire ox
roasted for his daily meal.
In Simons' Bay, on board the Boadicea he saw
soldiers at drill, and expressed wonder and admi-
ration. remarking, Oh I was only born yester-
day; I am mere baby; I never should have fought
against such good men as English, who intended
take away my country and govern it so much bet-
ter than I could : they shot us to make us Christians;
I ask pardon for shooting back at them."
In an interview between the Premier of the Cape
Government and Cetywayo, the latter said, "I was
a child of British Government; my father, the Eng-
lish, came to chastise me for wrong-doing; I caught
the stick with which he wished to beat me, and
broke it; I did wrong to fight him, and am punish-
ed; I am no longer king; the English are a great
people; they will not kill those who fought with
them. I hope the great Queen will pardon me,
and allow me to return to my country, and give me
a place and permit me to build a kraal." When
informed that the Government intended to treat
him with consideration in view of his valour and
previous distinction, and that English officials de-
sired to supply him with everything necessary for
his comfort, Cetewayo asked that ten more of his
wives be sent for at once. It is not probable his
request will be granted.

Thiers' statute has been unveiled, not only or. soil
which he liberated, but in a city vhich owed its deliv-
erance to his patriotism and eloquence. Nancy was
the first city which was occupied by the army of inva-
sion, and one of the last which Moltka relinquished.
Thiers pleaded for her with such fervor and pathos that
tha heart of the man ot iron and blood was touched.
Jules Simon has described the scene in his work on the
Government of the first President, and it was fitting
that he should be on the ground to tell the story anew
when the city's benefactor received this crowning
Nine years have passed since France was dragged
into a war for which she was so ill-prepared. Her
industrial and military recovery is one of the marvels
of the century. The indemnity has been paid, the
army has been reorganized, prosperity has been re-
stored, and, in the words of the Liberator's colleague
under the Pact of Bordeaux, the Revolution of 1789
has taken its definitive form in the Liberal and Con-
servative Republic which he himself fashioned. Mean-
while, what has become of the enormous ransom, the
5,250,000,000 francs which Germany received ? More
than half of it went to waste among the improvident
State Governments. Of the remainder, S140,000,000
was set aside for a pension fund, $85,000,000 was ex-
pended on fortifications in Alsace-Lorraine and on the
Eastern frontiers, and a few millions more were fritter-
ed away on artillery experiments, commemorative
medals, awards for damages, and special grants for
eminent services. This great bounty has been like
water poured upon the plain, Not to be gathered up
again." The discontented classes complain that the
Fatherland is now as impoverished as it was at the
close of the Thirty Years' War. This is, of course,
exaggeration, but it is undoubtedly true that the French
milliards have been a curse rather than a blessing to
These are the general reflections which are prompt-
ed by the fete at Nancy. There were two incidents,
however, upon which special stress may be laid. The
first is the arrest of an aged priest, who was so indis-
cret as to express his disapprobation of the Republi-
can airs played by the band. The gendarmes pounced
upon him and hustled him off to a look-up, while the
mob mocked him and cried, Vive ]a Loi Ferry."
The other incident was the coldness with which the
orator of the day was welcomed. When the Govern-
ment of Thiers was organized, Jules Simon was the
leading Republican who was given a place in the Min-
istry. He was denounced by the Monarchical factions
as a social agitator, and as the plot thickened about the
16th of May, he was preached down by the bishops as
an atheist. The scene has changed. This same Jules
Simon has come forward as the leader of a new party,
which aims to take the place of the Left Centre, and to
control the Administration through the moral support
of Moderate Republicans and Catholic Conservatives.
He has already brought influence to bear against the
Anti-Jesuit Education Acts, and is openly charged
with intriguing to overturn a Ministry which cannot
resist the will ol Gambetta. The orator on the platform
had once been a Radical of the Radicals, so far as the
exclusion of clerical influence from the schools was
concerned, but when the mob at the heels of the aged
priest cried out Vive la Loi Ferry," his Republi-
canism had changed its tinge. The institutions which
he had come to advocate were Conservative rather than

The Nature reports that Montigny, in a note to
the Belgian Academy, has stated the following result
of his investigations on the scintillation of stars:
when in those researches where the colors character-
izing the phenomenon are distinctly separated, the
blue tint predominates, or is found to be in excess,

rain may be expected, if it have not already come.
There is great probability that the rainwill be more per.
sistent and plentifulthe more marked the predominance
of blue. He recalls the observations of Secchi, Jans-
sen, and Piavzi Smyth, according to which the tel-
luric lines of the solar spectrum increase in number
and intensity in circumstances where the solar rays
encounter a large quantity of aqueous vapor in the
atmosphere, either as the sun nears the horizon or
as the humidity of the air increases. Prof. Smyth
bases predictions of rain in certain telluric bands
in the spectrum, which he calls rain bands." Mon-
tigny thinks there is no doubt that similar phenomena
of absorption occur when certain rays from the stars
have to pass through more or less moist layers of our
REMARKABLE MARRIAGE.-A marriage has re-
cently been celebrated in Brussels which merits
notice on account of the remarkable circumstances
attendant on it. The husband and wife bad been
married in Spain 14 years ago by a priest, but
without executing the civil contract required by the
Belgian law; and recently the husband, wishing
to insure his life for his wife's benefit, was informed
that his marriage was not legal in Belgium. He
sent for his father to be present at his civil marriage,
and be came from Marseilles for the purpose. He
is a fine old man, 108 years of age, and was 71 years
old when this son was born. He complained that,
owing to a nervous trembling of the band, he found
it not very easy to sign the register, but he presid-
ed at the wedding, and returned home in good
Catherine I]., the famous Russian Empress, once
adopted a novel expedient for putting down revo-
lutionary movements. Some Jacobin emissaries
had been making some progress among the lower
orders of the people in St. Petersburg. Catherine
had them all seized one evening and carried to a
lunatic Asylum, where they were properly shaved,
blistered, starved, and physiced. After fourteen
days of this wholesome regimen they were restored
to the public view, and universally shunned at in-