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


Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands ( lcsh )
newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton


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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Preceded by:
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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FEB. 4.

His Lordship the Bishop of Newfoundland
and Bermuda.

lluslrald Liue Ugli'h Eterlainment,
Egypt and the War .with Arabi Pasha
Synopsis of 68 .Maagnificent Views.

3 1 VIEWS of Egyptian Cities, The River
Nile, the Pyramids and various ruins,
&c., II Figure cenes, 6j \ar Figure Scenes,
ff. R. H. The Duke of Connaught, General
'ir Garnet VWolsely, Admiral Sir Beauchamp
Seymour, Arabi Pasha, The British Fleet and
the Senrch Light on enemy's Forts, Bombard-
ilient of Alexandria. The Armuoured Train;
I he Giand Chaige of tiO Horse Guards at
Kassassin ; The splh-ndi' Storming of the
enemy's Ramparts; The Niaht March and
Attack ; The Brilliant 3-ittl, of Tel El Kebir,
The Pursuit.
The Entertainment will be illustrated by
68 Magnificent Lime Light Views.
Size of Views from stage to ceiling of Hall.
The formnier crush of crowd will be
avoided by two separate doors
being open, North Door
for Reserved Ticket holders,
Wet D OO0r for unreserved !
'Take your tickets early.
Two Doors open at 7'30 p.m. Commence at
o'clock. Carriages may be ordered for 10
Reserved Seats 2s. Unreserved Peats is.
Plan and Tickets at "Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, February 4, 1896.


VaIail Real Estlt ip tlie Town
The Undersigned offers for sale his property
corner of
lVesley anild Viclorini Sieels,
Consisting of a Lot bounded on three stiects,
TrHE.SE HOUSES are new, well built aun
in thorough order, conveniently arranged,
pleasantly situated in one of the best streets
in Town and very desirable residlences and
always corinmand good Tenants Are at pres-
eut occupied Caln be inspected and further
particulars given by comnWuniicatiug with or
applying to

53 Front Street


At Xi4 : 3 4 pe*r M.
and SLATS of almost anyl dimensions
Special termIs can be made by piiurchlsers of
20 M. or upwards, for delivery.
St. Georges, Januliry 10, 1596.
C 'L,'NI.-.T please copy.


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LL PERSON ". h:Lving ju'.t cl.ii!.' :igatin-t
thli above Estlate aIv re request d to It indhr
tleir licoliounits to the uundersigi'.d Wili InI
Henry ,Stowe, for !h Executtor:, .' ,'r 1', i
l0th/ Ftbri,,ry., i016 ; and all perIb.-ns inil. lt. l
to the said Est:t.' ie required to iimake l':1 -
ment by the above' date.
WVM II. STOWE, xecutors,
Pembroke, Januiar'y *2, 1,,963.-3
Colonist copy Satur.aIys.


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Ciistoiii 10ouse Brokers,
Forwaldieng -ll ld Collamign.aioin

20 Exchange Place,
63 & 65 ieta\ er'St., New' York.
P. 0. BOX 3550.
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Ol)ly Six iimundred aaares to be Sold.
A COhrce to make Large Profits on a Small
Inv,-4;enout, ly purchasing (.5) FIVE
POUNDS Sterling, shares in the net
profits of the
The certificates of shares will bim' ,iade so
that they can be transferred, assigned or sold.
Any person desiring one or mo.i' shares can
obtain the same by applying by letter or in
person to
Ianai-er of the Bermuda Limte Coilamy,
St George, Bermuda.
Hamilton, Nov Oth, I89).-tinm

I)ER,tONS having just claims against the
Estate oCf JO.SEPIH IENRY rfARVEY, late
of ti-e' T%.Inou of Hamilton, ilcc'I-a.-d, are r-e-
qiliested to furnish accounts tline-cof to the
Exe.:cutor, on or before the :l;st March ..-xt.
Andl all persons inl-bted to the said Estate
:ir' rtq-(jirild ti s:-tthii th( ir respecctive t"lioilnts
1.' liw ailbove metiiioiifed dat,_'.
Htamilton, 21st J:anuary, ';1 .-1; tinmi:s.
Colonist please copy.

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May be obtained of
Mr. George 1). Boyle, St. ci ories,
Mir. R. (ialloway, Insiector of
Police, i. N. Yari,
Mr. J. 1. Ztiill's Store, S tici set,
and the l,oyal ( azette Store.

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.Has just 1::n re-opened, thorouhlily
renovated, newly furnished throughout,

and is no'w,v in A 1 Condition for
the accommodation of Ladies & Gentlemene
on reasonable terms.
It has been established and patroni-ed .by
American toimi; ts over 2.5 years, and is
One tline siOSt picluresquille *pogs
Iln Bermlidn.

with insurp-Lssed facilities for bathing, lo itinig
fi ,hIllii r etc. .. r, e.

Carri'.es to le had at the lowest terms.
Fails, Bermudiln.
Deceiniler lS9.53-tf.

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Bermuda, 10th December, 1895.
[N accordance with Instructions received
from the Lords Commissioners of the
TEN )DERS will be receive.
ed by the Naval Storekeeper up
to 11noo of lOTi FEBRUARY,
1896, for the

PInr'chaI e of Mi.. i1. s.

twin screw gunboat, o3rd class, coast defence,
i ntmouired, 12:30 tons, i.lh.p 390 n.d., including
engines alndl, machinery, carpenter's and engi-
Iine-ers fi.xtues and stores, &c., &c. To be sold
with all faults and errors of description.
Applications to view should be addressed to
the Secretary to the Captain in Charge. De
tailed lists of the arti-les to be sold with the
ship can be. seen at the Offices of the-Naval
Storekeepers at Bermuda and Halifax, and of
Messrs. Middleton and Co., 60 New Street,
New York.
Biy order of the Captain-in.-Charge,
IT. M. Naval Yard, Bermuda

Colonial Secretary's Office,
Hamilton, 27 January, 1896.
THE following Acts have been passed by the
Legislature of Bermuda during the pre-
senit session n :
1S00. '

No. J.-"The Sufferauce Warehouse Act,
(In force to 31st December, 1900.)
" 2. -" An Act to provide a salary for the
Inspector of Schools."
(In force:, to 31st December, 1901.)
--" Ar. Act to provide a new Seal for the
Court of General Assize."
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First Class Passenger Accommodation.
41 & 42 Front St., Hamilton, Bermu.da
January 7, 1895.-tf

Dancing, Deportiment,
and Gyminnastics.

Bliula yiG aild Assombly Roiomis,




Select Classes now forming.
Juveuiles meet every Wednesday at 4 p. iim.
and Saturday at 3 p. i11,
Adults j' Tuesday & Friday, at 8 p. in.
Private classes and lessons at any hour.
Classes formed at tany part of the Island.
All kinds of Fancy and -tage Dances coii-
p)sed atnd taught with greatest rapidity.
,-,pecial attention pail to Childrens' classes
Clog and Jig Dancing a specialty.
Terms easy. Sen, for circular.
Open daily, f'ro 9 a. in. to 11 p. Im.

N. B.-First class howling alleys in

At the Royal Gazette" Stationety
In addition to our usual supply of Hoise
Condition Powders, Purgative Balls and Blis-
tering Oiniton.its we have received-

I -89."- ---.
(In fojice during the continu-mce of the
M-irine Engine Inspection Acts, 1872,
minll 1^''~

5.-' An Act to consolidate and amend
the law relating to Jurors and Juries."
',In furce to 31st December, 1900.)
S;- -- -The Court tif Probate Act, 1896."
i1n force Indefilitoly.)

Coloni il Secretary.
By His EXCh1('ry T1O.1AS C'8.4 }
L Y .0YS, C. B., Gieneral,
(overt'uor, (Com.on ift uder-hit-
C'itef, 'i ce .Admirjd and Or-
diflry/, in aiid ('v'r thesl e 1is
lald.s, '-C., &e-c., t"c.
V prayed for administration on the Estate
Penibroke Parish in these Islan.:ls, harness-
maker, deceased.
Tias is therefore to give notice, I hat if any
Person or Persons cain shew any just cause
why the saiid Admiiiiistration should not. be
granted unto the said ELIZABETH NEW.
MAN, lie, she, or tht-y are to file his, her, or
their Cavoat in writing, in the Secretary's
SOffi-'o of these Islands within Pit'reen days
from the publication hereof, otherwise the
sai. Administritiou will be granted aiord-
Co1lonia I secretary.

Dated at the Se. rotary's Office. I
this 27th day of January, 1896.

Auction, Sale
of VIllul able R[eal Estate
Near MaIllmigrove Buy, omeurset.
I am instructed to offer for sale by

On Tlihrsda nHx, thi 6th F ary,
That desirable Property near Mangrove Bay,
Somnerbet, formerly thh residence of the late
EDWIN. FUBLEI:, comprising a
Dwelling IlOUIE,
with TANK, &c and Parcel of LAND
cointining :3 roodi and 23 perches and boun4-
ed Noitheily by lail of Miss E. Durraut,'
Easterly by lani of IR. Moore, Westerly by
land of the estate of Frances Young, deceased,
and Southerly by a road about eight feet wide
called Broom Street.
The house is in goo.l order. The land is
nearly all arable antl has a number of :fruit
trees growing thereon.
To an approveil purchaser a portion of the
purchase money anuy if desired be secured by
Any further iifouriiation may be obtained
from Mr. M. .S. IJN 1', HAMILTON.

Conuh Balls, Curdial Balls. Worm Balls

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Ladle, :,iil G3entlemen can be comfortably ac-
comii,o'l:ted on reasonable terms by
applying to
J-. ]), ,eon, "Seaward,"
Ana itg the attractions will b, founa. a Ten-
nis Lw'wn. S,- bathing, Fishing -and Boating.
Withliin ti n minute:; walk of the Caves.
.Tru..s 'imay be had at the shortest notice.
Tlophon-' CalIl 1 62E.
Cablh Ad Iress Seaward."
Nuvr. 2.3,'95-- :n


Immediate Possession Given.
THE ATTE ACTIVE STORE (lower floor).

Latl/f'q On pt l d y/ .' / 's (oD/f "' ui l.
There are oifdl'r(-d with these premises valua-
ble interior ittings, iiici uliiiig counters, with
lhi right in coiilmon with the owaiers of ad-
joiiin pri-nii.os to the use of Alley-way.
'ITLhr is ;lko attached to the building a
large tank of fresh water.
Apply to
Hai,tilton,t'" th January, 1896.-2
Colonist copy.
..1896. ^ Q

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at Gibbs' Hill Light Station at Bermuda be-
tween the 26th ifany & 2nd Feb., 1896 : heigth
above the Sea being 246 feet at base, where
the Register is kept.






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Principal Keeper.


SHamilton, February 4, 1896.

Custom House-Hamilton,
Feb. 1-R M S Trinidad, Fraser, New York, assort.
ed cargo to Trott & Cox.
Jan 28-S S Thomaby, Goldsworty, Newport News
28- Sch. Turban, Bulford, New York, 194
empty oil barrels,
Feb. 3-R M3 S Trinidad, Fraser, New York, 600
packages green vegetables, 407 brls. potatoes,
4 boxes onions, &c., &c.
Custom House.-St. George's.
Feb. 1-Br. Sch. Walter Somner, Buch, to Booth's
Bay, Md., with a cargo of Phosphate, (cargo of
ex brig Ida Maud.)

In the R M steamer Trinidad on Friday last
from New York:-Rev Wm J FitzSimons, Mr
and Mrs Arthur Anthony, Mr and Mrs F G Bright,
Mr and Mrs N E Clark, Mr and Mrs N H Crane,
Mr and Mrs John C Durgan, Master W R Dur-
gan, Mr and Mrs H M Gragg, 'Mr and Mrs Good-
rich, Mr and Mrs 0 J Humbert, 'Mr and Mrs F V
1 B Kern, Mr and Mrs George M Lewis, Mr and
Mrs W M McKinney, Miss N McKinney, Mr and
q q- Ray Barber, Mr and Mrs R G Mead, Mr and
ML. vid Pepper, jr, Mr and Mrs J W S Peck,
Mr and 'rs F Stranahan, Mr and Mrs A R Van
Tassel, Mr &d Mrs M Ward, Dr and Mrs Frank
E Wilso! mr and Mrs Good, Mrs J L Adams,
Miss R;OZhI Adams. Mrs Alison, Mrs N Allen,
SMiss osa Mrs F W Ballard, child and maid,
.Mrs Bst rs Royal Phelps Carrol, Miss Car-
Mrs Bonitod ad m servant, Mrs Chittenden and
child, nurse anl mid, Mrs Florence 0 Campbell,
Mcd H Cookrse ars F A Falls, Mrs M Harper,
Mrs LaiM adH Cook, ,l rsr D Lindley, Miss Lind-
l Mrs Larkn nde, MrsD age MacKay, Mrs Guy
Sley blFs Mdrin E, rsE pi.rson, Master Ernest
0 Pierson, MrsR A REbbins Mrs C T Robbins.
Mrs Frank W Smith, Mrs J G S,.ith, Miss Annie
S" T Thor nbuh Mih Thornburgh,

ianny S Brown, Miss Bissei, Catheie T-
sel, .Miss Davies, Misses Dean (2), Miss Frank,
Miss Holly, Miss Huranlt, Miss S V James, BMisa
T Lindsay, Miss Emily F McKay, Miss Alice .D
McKay, Miss McNair, Miss Martin, Miss L F'
Richmond, Miss N L Smith, Miss Emily B Scar-
borough, Miss Stanger, Miss Thornburgh, Miss
Mary E Witherell, Count Sierstorpff ar- valet,
Messrs W H Allen, F E Bacon, Theodore Bayer,
William Bower, F L Clark, H W Crooker, M F
Connelly, Thomas B Doran, J H Edwards, Harry
Edwards, John Furman, G S Garland, Walter
Greasen, 0 SGuthri, H Griffin,lHarry Gilliz, Milton
J Greene, C L Hewett, S M Jones and servant,
Walter B Kempe, J M Levy, Thomas H Lines, D
H McKay,. JG Muirhead, Charles H Nichols,
David Pepper, M L Perkins, E Pfizer, L H Rock-
hill, M Straus, Oscar J snyder, J P Twaddell,
Bernard Townshend, O 0,Townsend and child,
William A Tierney, Horace Waldo, jr, F J Welles,
C F Caiter, W B Wolff, H 0 Witt, -11 B Lenis.
2ND CABIN-Rosa Gibson, Belle Flanney, Patrick
Flirt, Sadie Corcoran, Mary .Denny, E Warder,
Geo Barritt, and 5 adults in 2mA cabin forward.
In the R M S "Trinidad," for New York
yesterday :-Mr and Mrs N C Barnum, Mr and
Mrs T Cushman, Mr and Mrs L Clark, Mr and
Mrs J A Earll and maid, Mr and Mris J E En-
glish Mr and Mrs C Jurgens, Mr and Mrs E W
Morris, Mr and Mrs J Marsh, Mr and Mrs J
Martin, Mr and Mrs H S Rand and Son, Mr
and Mrs C H Rushmore, Mrs E Corliss, Mrs R
A Kane, Mrs A H Lewis, Mrs Chas Oppermann,
Miss M T Bryan, Miss A M Morris, Miss Mary
A Van Liew, Dr G Bellows, Dr C S Benedict,
H Messrs F E Bacon, J and J E Barry, E H
Bryan, W Boadley, A G Buckingham, S P
Carpenter, 0 G Oarter, R S Church, H W
Grooker, T Fitzgerald, H F Gillig, E D Hous-
ton, W li Hamilton, D E [aukins, A M and A
F Kn~ pp, W L Kellog, R Kempe, R G Mead,
W B liver, W H T Sumner, J L Twadell, H
C Wilt, E G Walton. 2ND CLASS-Mrs Robert
Roane, Nellie Bacon, K T Weger. 2ND CLASS

1 The Steamers Alpha," from Jamaica,
via Turks' Islands, and Taymouth Castle"
from Halifax, N.S., are expected this morning.
Wg The R M Steamer Trinidad, Captain P J
Fraser, anchored in Grassy Bay on Friday last at
1 prm, and came to her dock at 6.15 p.m. The
Trinidad was only 46 hours from New York when
taking pilot on board at Bermuda, The Trinidad
sailed yesterday at 11 a.m. for return to New
Capt Fraser and Mr Peniston (Purser) have our
thanks for late New York papers.

Yacht "Navahoe."
'Mr Royal Phelps Carroll, in his Yacht
,'Navahoe," arrived on Wednesday last, 72
hours from New York. Mrs and Miss Carroll
were passengers in the R M S Trinidad" on
Friday last, and will join the "Navahoe" here,
when after a few days sojourn will proceed to
the West Indies.

New York Weather Report.
Jan 88 -Clear, winds South easterly, tempera-
ture 320
t29-Clear, winds westerly, temperature 380
30-Cloudy, winds easterly, temperature 42 0
81-Clear, winds Northwest, temperature 28 o
Feby 1-Snow last night, raining to-day, winds
eata Ily, temperature 88 o
3-.Threatening, winds easterly, temperature

Naval Notes.
H. M. S. Pallas arrived on Saturday last, from.
England, to join the Squadron in the place of the
H. M. S. Magicienne came in from sea on Friday
last, having been out to complete her quarterly
target and torpedo practice.
The Fleet Annual Regatta, which usually takes
place at some port in the West Indies, is to take
place in Grassy Bay on the 15th inst. It consists
of sailing and pulling races for all classes of boats
of the Fleet, and will, no doubt, afford a good day's
Qort to all lovers of boat .rigng, who care to see
The Ships of war now present with the Flag are,
Ma: ic'ienne, Tartar, Pallas, and Pelican.

Bermuda Hunt Club.
On Saturday last, at a meeting of the above
Club, held at the Town Hall, Hamilton, the follow-
ing gentlemen were present :-Lieut.-Col. W. A.
Yule, D.A.A.G., (Chairman), Dr. E. C. Wilkinson,
Lieut. Parken, R.A., Capt. Cardew, A.s.c., Honorary
Secretary, Dr. F. W. E. Peniston, and Messrs. A.
W. Bluck, J. W. M. Skinner and J. Barritt.
Dr. Peniston proposed, seconded by Mr. Bluck,
the names of thirty four gentlemen as members of
the Club, all of whom were unanimously elected.
The, date fixed for the Regular Spring Meeting
was Thursday, 19th March, next.
Accounts were audited and passed and Surgeon-
Captain Curtis, M.s., has. kindly agreed to take
over the duties as Honorary Secretary during the
absence of Capt. Cardew, who i? about to leave the
Islands for a short period.

M In last week's GAZETTE, on the 4th page,
will be found an interesting article on "Kaffir
Corn."' Mr. A. E. Outerbridge, of Philadelphia,
sent Mr. W. S. Barr this account of the wonderful
experiences of Kaffir Corn in the United States
during 1895, with a request that we would publish
it in the ROYAL GAZETTE for public information,
believing that some good results might flow from
its introduction into Bermuda. Mr. Outerbridge
is of opinion that the sand hills might be utilized
in its culture with much advantage. A perusal of
the article will be found interesting.
19' The attention of our readers is directed to
the Advertisement of the Garrison Dramatic Soci-
ety in to-days issue. The celebrated London Com-
edy Betsy," which met with such success in Lon-
don will be produced next week. Box office opens
at Royal Gazette" Office at 1 o'clock p. m. on
Thursday next.
O The first Ball of the season at the Hamilton
Hotel (now under the management of Messrs.
Mead and Brooks), took place last evening under
favourable auspices.

Q The R M S S Orinoco, Capt W J Fraser,
is advertised to leave New York on to-morrow
(Wednesday) 5th instant for a thirty day tour
through the West Indies via Bermuda, she may be
expected to arrive in Bermuda either on Saturday
afternoon or Sunday morning. The Orinoco is to
be followed on the 15th and 26th instants by the
S S Madiana and the S S Carribee on similar
It will be noticed by adverLisoment that the
sailing of the S.S. Ohio1" from Philadelphia has
been postponed until 8th instant, and will proba.
bly leave Bermuda on the 11th inst.
4V A Rifle Match took place on the Rifle
Range at St David's Island on the 27th ult, be.
tween the right and left half companies of A com.
pany, B V R 0, and resulted in a victory for the
left half company by 30 points. A silver cup giv-
en by Capt Jos I Smith (Com'g A company B V
R C) was presented to the winning team.
W" We have received from T J Pearman,
agent in Bermuda for Messrs Strawsons' products,
some photographs of potato fields, part sprayed
with Strawsonite and part uusprayed, showing
beneficial results and the increase in yield.
IW" Commander Cheyne's lecture at the Me-
chanics' Hall to night, subject: Egypt and the
War." [For advertisement see lat page.]
^' Commander Cheyne will als deliver a lec-
ture at the Thorburn Hall, Warwick, on Friday
evening next, the 7th inst, subject: The great
search for Sir John Franklin." [See advt 3rd

Hotel Arrivals.

Knapp, H W Crooker, Mrs F W Smith,
Miss IN L Smith, D H McKay, Miss E F
McKay, Miss A D McKay, F V B Kern and
wife, F E Bacon, Boston: R R Barber, Mrs J
R Barber, Miss H Barber, Mrs F Alison, Mrs
P C Larkin, and child, Toronto, Can.; J L
Twaddell, H C Wilt, D Pepper, Miss Stran-
ger, D Pepper, jr. and wife, Philadelphia;
A Anthony and wife, Miss F S Brown, Miss L
P Richmond, Miss S V James, Fall River,
Mass.; Miss Lindsay, Mrs T T Thornburgh,
Miss Thornburgh. Washington, D. C.; W
Greacen, Newark, N J; G S Guthrie, H
Griffin, Pittsburgh, Pa. ; G E Dewey, B
Goo d wife, J C Furman, H F Gillis,
J A B Earll and wife, Mrs Lewis, Mrs F As-
talls, Miss M Sturault, New York; H N
Crane and wife, Sparrows Point, Md ; C
Sierstorpff and valet, Berlin; Mrs H S Chit-
tenden, Mrs J Y Bassell, Miss Bassell and
maid, Columbus, Ohio; W B Wolffe, C G
Carter, Cambridge, Mass.; J G. Miuirheid, L
H Rockhill, Trenton, N J; F J Welles, Dr F
E Wilson and wife, Brooklyn, N Y; S M
Jones and servant, Mr Ward and wife, Chi-
cago, Ill.; J W S Peck and wife, New Ha-
ven, Conn; Mrs 0 C Townsend, Col Springs.
AT THE PRINCEss.--The Misses E B and
C B Dean, Rutherford, N J ; J C Durgin and
wife, Master Durgin, Chicago, Ill.; W A Tier-
ney, Mrs Allen, C H Nichols, E Pfizer, New
York; M Straus, Erie, Pa.; J M Levy, Dun-
kirk, NY ; T Bayer, Troy, N Y ; C J Hum-
bert and wife, Philadelphia; H Waldo, Staten
Island. Mrs M Harper, Denver; R G Mead
and wife, Sing Sing, N Y; Miss Franks, Miss
MoNeir, Warsaw, N Y; Mrs Adams, Miss
Adams, Brooklyn; T B Doran, R I; G W
Goodrich and wife, Boston; F Russell, Thurs-
ton, N Y ; Mrs T D |Lindley, Miss Lindley,
Dauningtown, Pa ; Mrs G C Noble, Mrs F W
Ballard, child and nurse, Mrs D S McKay,
Mrs J G Smith, Miss Smith, St. Albans, Vt.;
R S Church, Providence.
AT THE WINDSOR.-L R Boggs and wife,
S F Barr, Mt Desert Island; M F Connelly,
N E Clark and wife, A VanTassle and wife,
F L Clark, Boston, Mass; Mrs H Robbins,
Miss C Robbins, Welhersfield, Ct-; Miss E B
Scarborough, New Britain, Ct.; Mrs E E
Pierson, Master E Pierson, Chester, NJ ; W
Fitzsimmons, H B Levie, Elkton, Ind.
AT THE AMERICAN.-C D Hawkins, :New
York City; D E Hawkins, Syracuse, N Y;
W E Bower, Philadelphia, Pa, H Edwards,
J jH Edwards, Ardmove, Pa.; 0 J Greene,
Consackie, N Y; W J Snyder, West Hobo-
ken, N J.

Church Parade of the Bermuda Volunteer
Rifle Corps.
The first Church Parade of above corps took
place at Somerset Church on Sunday last; in all
probably, about 80 men, Company "B," com-
manded by Capt Watlington, B.V.R.C., and "C "
company, commanded by Capt Misick, B.V.R..C.
Officers present were: Major Sir Josiah Rees,
Kt., (Officer Commanding B.V.R.C.), Capt Wat-
lington, Capt Misick, Lt Bluck and 2nd Lt Fowle.
At 9 a.m., B" company was formed up in
Town Hall Square and at 9.30 embarked in S S
Triton for Somerset, and on arrival there, marched
to Masonic Hall Grounds and joined C comp.
any, after which the band of the B.V.R.C.,
attached to 0 company, struck up a lively
march to the church.
We may remark, en passant, that the Volunteers
are exceedingly fortunate in having their band,
you may say, ready made. As we understand,
this band, which goes by the name of the Som-.
erset Band," joined the B.V.R.C's. en masse, thus
saving the trouble to train bandsmen.
The Chaplain of the Corps, Rev. Bruce Mackay,
had had several rows of seats reserved for the
occasion, and the whole church indeed was well
The Corps must be congratulated on having their
first sermon p-eached to them Jie o.dBip
Lordship told then he was a Volunteer once him-
self; joining in 1859, being then a young student
at Cambridge University, and also mentioning that
once they, with the corps of the sister University,
Oxford, were inspected by the Queen, and one
corps, we forget which, was formed entirely of
members of the legal profession, among whom
was the present gallant Major of the B.V.R.C's.,
His Honour Sir J Rees, Kt., Chief Justice.
His Lordship gave an excellent sermon, practic-
al, and containing many home truths, especially
applicable to the occasion and to the most notice.
able practices and errors of our 19th century,
where everywhere we see the signs of anarchy and
the spirit of non-submission to the powers that
be." He touched most earnestly on the observance
of Law and Order, and for each and all of us to,
observe that feeling of respect to all above us, and
to practice more in our daily life, that of our
Divine Master.
It would be impossible in a limited space t9 give
the excellent advice given by the Bishop, who
showed us so plainly how, in the everlasting strug-
gle for pounds, shillings and pence, we forget so
often the feelings which should exist between those
in different stations of life, the spirit of give and
take. He spoke of the loyalty all should have, and
of the great pleasure it gave him of seeing so many
ready to uphold that which is so dear to us all,
our Queen and Country, and that the spirit of the
corps should be a defensive rather than an offen.
sive one. The Bishop wound up by saying those
six words which convey to us all our celestial and
terrestrial commands: Fear God and honour the
It was much to be regretted that the St George's
company A were unable to attend, owing to the
rough weather, otherwise about 50 more uniforms
would have been present.
After service the corps were marched by the
band to the Masonic Hall, where Capt Misick,
B.V.R.C., kindly had prepared a capital lunch, and
which was done ample justice to by the hungry
crowd, a vote of thanks being given Capt Misick
in the shape of completely cleaning the tables,
which the gallant Capt loudly desired the mem-.
bers to do.
When the cravings of the inner man had been
appeased, the corps again formed up, and to the
time of a jolly march by the band, struck out for
the public wharf, where "B company was to
embark for Hamilton. Arriving there, the band
played a farewell, which was responded by three
hearty cheers from the boat, when "C" company
Among the older members who attended this
service, no doubt many stories came to mind of the
old Militia days in Bermuda; for instance, when a
supposed enemy was off the South Shore, and the
Militia slept in the church pews all night with
theirarms beside them, ready to die for home and
country on the morrow, should occasion demand it,
and when the morning dawned there were the
ships looking fierce and terrible. A terror ran
through the men, when at any moment a shell
might burst among them and homes left desolate.
Again they looked, and behold-it was the English
Jack that ran up the mast-head. We can better
imagine than describe the feeling of that gallant
little body of men. The old Admiral tried them,
and they had not been found napping. That was
nearly a hundred years ago, and we're truer than
ever to the old flag.
We must congratulate the corps on its efficiency
and in having for its officers men of zeal, and all
seem thoroughly imbued with esprit de corps,
which is most necessary for its success.
This first service of the corps is a most import.-
ant one, showing by public demonstration that the
corps is an established fact, and that success has

Mrs. Dudley C. Trott's Ball,
On the evening of Tuesday last, Dr. and
Mrs. Dudley C. Trott entertained a large'company
of guests and friends, Military, Naval and civilian,,
at the Princess Hotel.
The weather must have been especially bespoke,
as the moon was bright and the air cool and crisp,
-contrary to late experiences. Punctually at 9
o'clock, the hour named in the invitation cards,
the visitors began to pour in. at the main entrance
to the hotel, from. whence they were conducted
through long aid brilliantly lighted corridors (de-
positing their wraps on the way) to the spacious
ballroom, which was very tastefully decorated
with evergreens, roses and other flowers, and
where Mrs. Trott and her two lady assistants were
fully occupied for an hour or more in receiving the
numerous guests. The music, which was supplied
by a portion of the excellent Band of the Leinster
Regt., was perfect, the floor was all that could be
desired, and with the elegant dresses, beaming
smiles and flashing eyes of the ladies, interspersed
with the gay uniforms and somber costumes of the
gentlemen-all encouraged by the assiduous atten-
tion of the genial host and hostess-it is not sur-
prising that every one was delighted who had the
privilege of participating in such a ball.
At 12 o'clock notice of supper was proclaimed,
and the whole company paired off, and led by a
a gallant veteran Volunteer marched in good order
to the capacious dining-room, where everyone was
comfortably seated, and enabled without crowding
or jostling, to enjoy the good things which the
management bountifully supplied. On returning
to the ballroom dancing was resumed with re-
newed vigour by the young, aye! and by some of
the senior, devotees until the wee sma hours."
The additions and improvements to the Hotel
accommodation since last season were very notice-
able, the varandahs, which now surround three
sides of the ball room, and were canvassed in for
the occasion, afforded delightful "whispering gal-
leries" after each giddy whirl; the large octagon-
al building connecting the main Hotel with the
annex makes the passage from one to the other a9
promenade of pleasure; and the extension of the
dining room allows in a large assemblage equal
chance to all for refreshment and exercise.

Annual Report of the Committee of Man-
agement of the Bermuda Mutual Life
Assurance Society for the year 1895.
The Committee regrets that it has again to re-
port an unusual number of deaths during the past
year, the total number being six, one in excess of
It is of course to be expected that as the mem-
bership increases and the Society gets older, the
number of deaths must be greater, although the
per centage may not be large.
The average annual death rate in Bermuda
among white males is about two and a half per
cent, and it will be seen from this that the mor-
tality among the members of the Society, even
during the last two years, in which the deaths
have aggregated eleven, is considerably below the
With a membership of 400 we might reasonably
expect to pay on an average about, ten death
claims in each year, whereas the actual number
is considerably short of that.
The past year has not been marked like 1894 by
a substantial increase in the number of members,
only twelve new members having been elected.
Besides the six deaths, one member forfeited his
membership by non-payment of a death claim, so
that the actual increase has been only five, the
present members numbering 413.
The total amount of the death claims payable to
the nominees or representatives of the six mem-
bers who died in 1895, was 490, bringing up the
aggregate amount to all the death claims payable
since the formation of the Society to 2332.
There is no doubt that the Society is doing a
good work and there is hardly an instance among
the 41 deaths in respect of which a call has been
made on the members, in which the money paid
by the Society has not been of substantial benefit
to the recipients.
The committee once more urges those of the
Society who take a warm interest in its welfare to
do their best to induce those of their friends who
have not yet applied for membership to do so
without delay. Instances of sudden and unexpect-
ed deaths constantly remind us of the uncertainty
of life, and it is the bounden duty of every pru-
dent man to provide for those who are more or
less dependent on him.
The Secretary-Treasurer's accounts have been
made up to the 28th instant and have been audit-
ed and found correct.
-The financial condition of the Society is as,
follows:- -
ni'vesite on mortgages ,1' lH-;i1 E-tate Ul.5i) 0 0I
On deposit with Bankers 195 10 0'
Balance cash in Secretary's hands 86 16 11

431 6 11
Of the amount on deposit the sum of 112 is
held for some of the representatives of deceased
The amount to the Cr. of Entrance

fee a/c is
" Contribution
" Expense
due representatives of deceased

232 10 0
82 16 0
4 0 11

112 6 0

431 6 11

Hon R D Darrell, President. D E Seon, Trustee.
C V Ingham, Secretary-Treas.
Hon T J Wadson,
Reginald Gray, Committee.
H Lockward,
C A Jones.

(Concluded from Supplement.)
able to secure lately a vry desirable investment
for 1,000, which represents the funds now in
hand with something more to be added to them
shortly. This will bring a substantial addition to
the funds, and will be productive of a considerable
increase of income as compared with the invest-
ment of this amount in consols. Of c ,urse the
difficulty which everyone has to face in the United
States, in Canada and in England is to find satis-
factory investments in first-class securities. It is
almost impossible to find them, except at a very
low rate of interest, and in consequence of the
great fall in the "interest obtainable on desirableo
securities it is obvious that, we should require a
very much larger Endowment Fund than we at
first contemplated. It was first thought that
20,000 wou'd be sufficient to yield an income of
1,000 which would' be about the mianmum a-
mount requisite to supplement the income avail-
able from other sources, but, it ig now evidstit that
a much larger sum than that would be require i.
Fortunately we have had during the last few years
opportunities for investments at a higher rate of
interest than !we can obtain abroad, notably the
41 per cent local inscribed stock. Probably some
of it from time to time will come into the market,
and if so I hope that we shall be in a pos; ion to
buy up all that is offered for s do.
We tendered for a considerable amount last
year but we underestimated the market value of
the stock and so secured only 400 instead of
1,000. But at the present time we have been
able to invest a thousand p 'u ids in aLaost squ;illy
deslrablest-cu'ity which we could not hlve d..-no
if we had secured the other investment last year.
With regard to ihe resolution I feel sura I need
say nothing more about it as it must commend i:-
self to you, and I soe(ou it with pleasure. (Ap-
His LORDWHIP THE BIsHJP, iu moving the fifth
resolution, which was as follows:-"That a hearty
vote of thanks be tendered to His Excellency the
Governor. the Patron of tho Society, for his con-
tinued interest in the Society and especially for his
kindness in presiding at t!i- meetiii," s tid :-
Your Excelieoy, -s and Goutlermen: I
think the Hon Attorney (.G-ieral when hoe bean
his speech asked where are the parsons. I think
I heard him say "I do not know where all the
parsons are to night Perhaps, as I am At the
head of the p ,r- -u, I our'*., to say a word in ex-
planation. It. i, very .seldo i lhat we have so
Suall an ai ten I, 'e of ', r. r.'0)-.- at lh ainnuil

attended the hard work of the Instructors and that
only time is needed for the production of a first
rate and efficient body of men. The success is
doubly pleasing, for many were so ready to pre-
dict the impossibility of such a thing, and to take
part in throwing the wet blanket. We are pleased
to say also that some of these moist blankets have
joined since then-" We change with changing
years." We hope soon to see the full corps turn
out at the Cathedral Service with the addition of
" A company.
In the meantime we wish the Bermuda Volun-
teer Rifle Corps long life and prosperity.

A detachment of A company, B.Y.R.C., left
St George's: on Sunday morning at 8.30 (in the
steam launch Daisy) for the purpose of proceeding
to Somerset to take part in the Church parade of
the Corps. They reached as far as the "Old
Ferry," and finding a heavy sea running and the
wind increasing, it was deemed not safe to proceed
and they returned to St George's again.

low n of M. Ueorge s (which lOOKS, inueea, as it it
had a history); and, like Horace Greely's young
man of enterprise, wending our way Westwaid to-
wards Ireland Island. In the town of St. George
the Globe will be found the best house in the
business part and on that account for a hurried
visit all the more convenient. If you let Mr. Clin.
ton know by telephone that you are coming along
he will be quite prepared to meet you in a highly
satisfactory way, having catered for "The Guards"
when stationed there in 1890-1891. An old St.
Georgian reminds us that St. George's is a capital
place to get a good bit of 'Mudian fish, and we re-
member how, on more than one occasion, Clinton
served up some native fish outlets, piping hot and
seasoned to a shaving. Mr. F. G. Virtue holds out
at the "Union Hotel," and Blake, Foster and Ma-
geehan figure in the St. George's Directory under.
the caption of "Hotels."
The crowning house in St. George's is in the im-
mediate outskirts of the town, on the slope of Fort
George, with airy and scenic outlook-MouNT
ERIE. The enterprise of Mr. Samuel Todd, the
proprietor, has converted this old hospitable man-
sion of the Musson family into a charming hotel,
open all the year round. Last Summer the ac-
commodation was largely increased, and every at-
tention is promised to visitors who will patronize
the house. The approach is pretty, through the
Old Government House grounds hard by the new
Parish Church, by a winding roadway with rising
grade, or you may wend your way by the bye
paths that cut off so much of the high way, and
all the pleasanter if you have a gentle companion
to break the solitude of the wood as you speed
along. A few days could be very pleasantly spent
in St. George's, taking in quietly the various beau-
tiful points of exploration at the East End. And
the Mount Erie will prove an attraction to visitors
in the Winter season, while in the Summer it will
afford 'Mudians themselves an opportunity for a
change. Already in the Summer time has the
place proved attractive for people from Hamilton
desiring a little recreation and wanting still not to
be too far away from home.
The Harrington House on the shores of Har-
rington Sound has a special attraction in situation,

meeting, but I think there are good causes for
their not being all in attendance to-night. Much
has been said about the Archdeacon, and I most
heartily "echo everything that has been said. I
trust that the day is far distant when the Church
in Bermuda may be deprived of the wise, earnest
and valuable services of Archdeacon Lough. Mr
Reginald Gray has told us something about the
cause of the absence of the Rector of St George's.
And I may say that in a conversation through the
telephone this afternoon the Rector of Somerset
told me that avery pressing parochial engagement
would make it impossible for him to attend. With
regard to the Rector of Pembroke I am sure no
one would be so hard hearted as to expect him to
be present (considerable merriment among the
audience). But, ladies and gentlemen, though I
regret the absence of these reverend gentlemen, I
cannot help feeling very glad indeed that so much
of the business this evening has been conducted by
the laity. The objects of this Society are those
that most concern the laity. It is quite true that
the object is the permanent endowment of the
Bishop and clergy, but it is quite possible that the
present clergy may none of them become depend.
ent on the funds which they take their part in
collecting. Clergymen may come and clergymen
may go but the Church goes on forever. And it
is because you believe this that you are doing
what you can to support the Bermuda Church
Society, It is with that view that you have been
working these twenty years, and therefore, my
friends, I do trust that while the clergy do their
part, the laity will always be to the front in every
thing connected with this Society. (Applause.)
My idea of these meetings is that the clergy
should of course be present, but that the conduct-
ing of it should as far as possible be done by the
laity, and that you should always have the Gover-
nor of the colony in the chair. (Loud applause.)
This brings me to my text. I think that I am
right in saying that this Society has from its in-
ception enjoyed the patronage of the successive
Governors in Bermuda. The present Governor
has been no exception to the rule, and he and Mrs
Lyons have not only been liberal annual contribu-
tors to the funds of the Society, but have also
given us-what we value even more-their persor-
al presence at these meetings. (Loud applause.)
I understand that this is the list opportunity
that His Excellency will have of presiding over
these meetings. -I trust that his successor,
whoever he may be, will follow in his
steps. I have, therefore, the greatest pleasure
in asking you to join with me in giving a very cor-
dial vote of thanks to His Excellency for presiding
over this meeting, and for his sympathy accorded
to the Society during, the entire period of his ad-
ministration of the Government of Bermuda.
(Loud applause.)
Mr N A CooPER, M O P, said, Your Eceellency,
LadiL's and Gentlemen : It affords me very great
pleasure to thesecond'resolution,iso ably moved by
his Lordship the Bishop. Your Excellency and
Mrs. Lyons have always taken a very great inter
est in this Society, and I sincerely trust that when-
evvr you are called from this government, your
su cessor will follow your example in- taking the
great interest in this Society that you have always
done It is very gratifying also to me, and I am
sure that it must be to all present, to have His
Lordship the Bishop and Mrs Jones here to-night.
They have alwai s attended these meetings when
in Bermula and have done so much in other ways
for the Society that we ought to feel grateful to
them. (Applause.) It is gratifying also to have
such a large attendance to-night, and I hope those
present will profit by whit they have heard. I
second the vote of thinks to Your Excellency with
much pleasure. (Applause )
fo,.l, .v.- \ty j.)> I<, [Ladies aUid-outt qnrfftIt is
always a ,-uir to e to presie to preside at this your
annual nte. in_. I take a real interest in this
Society not only because I think it is a useful
Society, but also because in years to corn it may
prove a necessity for our Church. in Bermuda.
As the Bishop has said, I fear that this time next
year I shall not have the pleasure of occupying
this chair, but from the shelf of retired officers in
London, I shall hope to hear of the continued
success of your Soiety, and of the completion of
the Cathedral, and that this fine building shill be
fully utilized to meet the requirement of Chuii h.
men. Secure if possible an increase in your clergy
not only to provide for more services, but also to
give the clergymen in Bermuda that which
is necessary for most people, for health of body
and mind. So much has been said about the
Society that it is unnecessary for me to say any-
thing more, except that I am obliged to you for
your reception, and that I shall always continue
to take a deep interest in the welfare of the Ber.
muda Church Society. (Loud Applause.)
The evening hymn was .iung, and the meeting
closed by His Lordship the Bishop with the Bene-

In our issue of the 21st ultimo, we at-
tempted a run over our various hotels, under
the heading Our Hotels," referring to those
in and surrounding our modern capital. We
shall now notice our other hotels, beginning
with those in our ancient capital, the historic
L.O 0. 1 .. c -rg e -.-....P /- -.i 1w lO lK S_, 1 -i s = i I.

Bi~RI~i U IlL




By the Halifax & Bermudas Cable.
KINGSTON, Ja., Feb 1.-A brother of Antonio
Maceo, second in command of the Cuban insurg-
ents, is living in this city. He yesterday received
a letter from his brother confirming the report
that it is not the policy of Gomez, rebel command-
er-in-chief, to fight a pitched battle with the Span-
ish troops. His intention is to evade meeting the
royal troops in the open field and hold the sugar
and tobacco districts, preventing the Spanish gov-
ernment from deriving the income from taxation
of these estates. The letter adds that the Cubans
are not so anxious as reports make them to be
recognized as belligerents. Maceo says if such
recognition was accorded to them they might, as
belligerents, be held responsible for damages to
certain property which the exigencies of war have
compelled them to destroy, while as rebels no re-
sponsibility to foreign governments attaches to

ROME, Feb 1.--Forty-five members of the party
of the left in the Chamber of Deputies have sub-
scribed their names to a resolution condemning
and calling attention to the illegality of the war in
Abyssinia in the prosecution of which they declare
vast sums of money are being squandered. These
protesting deputies demand that the chamber shall
be convened for the purpose of taking action in
the matter to the end of putting a stop to the

ROME, Jan 31.-Despatches received here from
General Baratieri, commander-in-chief of the Ital-
ian forces in Alby'.-inia, say that when Colonel
Galliano's column arrived at the Baratieri camp
the men were clad in rags and completely encased
in dirt. For 25 days they had not been able to
wash, owing to the scarcity of water at Makalle,
but their ardour was not a whit abated and they
were unanimous in their expressions of anxiety to
take part in engagement with the enemy. Colonel
Galliano explained that King Menelek did not wish
to release him and his command but that Ras
Mahomen, commanding the Abyssinian army
which besieged the Italian forces at Makalle in-
sisted that they should be allowed to proceed to
General Baratieri's camp.
HAVANA, Feb. 1.-It is reported that the rebels
have destroyed the telegraph line and damaged
the railroad track south of Byncal, a short dis-
tance south of Havana. It is supposed to be the
work of some of Gomez followers. Acting-Capt.-
General Marin has left San Antonio de Los Banos
and gone in pursuit of them. No details are ob-
taiiinab. General Camellas had an engagement
with the rebels on Thursday but no details have
been received,

NEW YORK, Feb. 1.-Wreckers pulled again this
morning on the St. Paul but the big ship resisted
all efforts to get her off.
PARIS, Feb. 3.-A terrible accident, resulting in
the killing of eight persons and the wounding of
sixty, occurred yesterday at Manleorier village,
Mar Angers. department of Maine and Loire. The
accident was due to the collapse of a village
church. The mass was being celebrated and the
structure was comfortably filled, most of the wor.
shippers being women and children.- Suddenly
and with little warning the walls began to sway
and before all the congregation could get outside
fell. The roof descended upon those struggling
beneath and it is surprising no more were killed.
It is feared some of the injured will die.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.-The Senate, on Saturday,
passed a free coinage of silver bill 42 to 36. All
the sections of the house bill were struck out and
instead the bill provides that the mints of the
United States shall be open to the coinage of silver
and that dollars of 421 grains troy, of standard
silver shall be coined upon the same terms and
subject to the same limitations as the regular coin.
age and legal tender of quality of gold. It also
directs coinage of that portion of the silver bullion
in the treasury which represents seignorage.
Such silver dollars are to be used in payment of
the current expenses of the government. It for.
bids the issue of national bank notes denominating
less than $10 and directs the redemption of green
backs and of Treasury notes issued under the Act
of July 14th, 1880, in standard silver dollars or in
gold coin at the option of the treasury department
and their issue as under the existing law.
LONDON, Feb 3-The funeral of Lord Leighton,
President of the Royal Academy, took place here
to-day. The cortege started from Bullington
house at 11 o'clock. The Pall bearers, Lord Salis-
bury, Duke of Aberdeen and W E H Secky, the
Historian. Behind the coffin were representatives
of the Queen, Prince of Wales, German Emperor,
King of Belgians, and the Academy. Following
These was an immense procession of notable per-
sonr. The servio I ook p1lce in St Paul's Cathe-

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and the Peniston's are always improving the place
to increase its magnetism. The position is restful
and rural, and the air perfectly pure and invigorat-
"Seaward,?" I [amiltoin Parish, by the shores of
Bailey's Bay is a charming spot, with bathing and
boating facilities right to hand, and quite handy
to the Caves. The proprietor, Mr. J. D. Seon, is
most favourably known, indefatigable in seeing
that every comfort is ci.j.y.d by his guests. The
quiet of a country life may here be thoroughly
Frascati, at the historic Flatts Village, some
years ago acquired a high reputation, its location
being attractive, handy and picturesque. Its
present proprietor announces renovation, calculated
to enhance comforts of boarders whom Mr. Alonzo
Peniston promises to provide for suitably, to sus-
tain 25 years of established reputation with Ameri-
can tourists.
On the Pagets North Shore Road "The Beverley,"
kept by Mr. Lawrence, is admirably situated in
full view of the town of Hamilton and with all
the attractions of Hamilton harbour in sight.
The Scaur Hill, Somerset, is a spot full of at-
tractions. Eli's Harbour and the whole vicinity
abounds in interest. The ocean is a study to visi-
tors to Bermuda and in Somerset parish there are
many beautiful nooks and corners to trace the
many phases of the sea, with its not infrequent
rolling waves, sometimes frowned down on by the
threatening clouds floating in the upper air. Mrs.
Rebecca Swan has at the Scaur a country Boarding
House, and her reputation has stood the test of
years. H. R. II. Prince George, the Duke of York,
heads her distinguished list of patrons. Mrs. Swan
has only to be called up by telephone, No. 294, to
respond most favourably to any order given her
with timely notice all the better. It will thus be
seen that the visitors to Bermuda have the choice
of many situations, all good in themselves, offering
varieties of attraction to satisfy and gratify all
tastes. Expansion will come with every induce-
ment hinted at if not thrown out. Hamilton,
where people most do congregate, is of course the
centre of attraction and most to be sought after.
But little country diversions have their special
charms and we can recall Mrs. Swan's as a Way-
side Inn" on several occasions of hearty, good

body was plao.d in the crypt of St Paul's Ctthe-
deal. be.-id, thit of Sir Christopher We i, the
archite "t of that edifice.
NEW YORK, Feb 3-A St Paul despatch says th)
northern boundary of Minunesota from present it-
dications seems to assume an important if not a
grave international character. Few people are
aware of the extent to which Minnesota has been
the loser in territory by reason of the erroneous
location ot the boundary line by the English com-
mission of 1848. Thn land in those days was
thought to possess little value, but to-day it is
found to be rich in timber and in minerals. The
State is said to be the lo'sr of no less than 1,000
square miles of land by the juggleryjof those ap-
pointed to locate the line definitely. Huntera Is-
land covering an area of 3,000 square miles, is the
principal tract in dispute. Minnesota, it is rep r-
ted, will now take steps to protect herrights in the
PARIS, FPb 3-The Messenger says Baron do
Cource', Fr neh Ambassador to Great Britain, has
been instructed tto renew the discussion of the
Egryptian question with Lord Salisbury. France
is hoping to profit by the coolness whichl'i-s aris n
between England and Germany and expedite Eng-
land's evacuation of Egypt. France, the papac"
says, has no intent with Russia on the Egyptia.u
BIRTH, at Victoria Street, Hamilton, on the
2nd inst, the wife of M. Stewart Burrows of a son.
' MARRIED, on Tuesday, 28th Jany, at St. John's
Church, Pembroke, by the Lord Bishop of New-
foundland and Bermuda assisted by the Revd,
Canon Davidson and the Revd. R. V. Wilson, R.N.,
the Revd. Canon M:,- rk James, Rector of Pembroke
and Devonshire, to Araminta Winder, daughter of
Stewart Darrell, Esq. of Baltimore, and grand-
daughter of the late Honble. John Harvey Darrell,
C.M.G., formerly Chief Justice of Bermuda.

DIED, at the residence of her sister, on Court
Street, Hamilton, on the 30th January last, Ruth
Ann, fourth daughter of the late Thomas Smith of
Smith's parish, aged 48 years, leaving a sister and
a brother and many relatives and friends to mourn
their loss.



will be produced.

By kind permission of Lt.-Colonel Glancy and
Officers, the Leinster Regiment, the
will perform.
(For Caste see Posters.)

On the l1th and

12th the per-

formance will commence

at 8 p. Im.
Doors Open at 7.30 p.m. Carriages at 10.30 p.n"

ON THURSDAY, the 13th


Knapsack Sprayer



To Spray your Potato Fields ?
Minimize the labor of spraying
by using ltrawsonite."
Each bag of this mixture contains
a little measure ; two measurefuls
to an Antipest and the trouble is
No Weighing--No Testing.
MR. J. H. POWE, Potato Merchant, Dun-
bar, Scotland, writes :-
DUNBAR, 2nd November, 1895.
The use of your Strawsonite for two sea-
sons, sprayed by your machine, has given ex-
cellent results, and has confirmed me in the
opinion that the Potato Blight is almost, if
not altogether, conquered. The spraying in-
vigorates the haulm, and seems to vitalise the
plants to resist atmospheric attacks. The
Potato thus grows its natural term, and in
creases in crop ,in'l produces its natural qual-
ity. This is my experience.
Arran Island, Co. Galway, writes :-
I sprayed the Potato crop twice. There was
a conspicuous difference between the sprayed
and not sprayed crop : those sprayed kept
green and growing three weeks 'after the
others had turned black. There wai 50 per
cent. increase. The quality is better; and
Strawsonite" applied, as per directions, is
undoubtedly a success, and after its merits
have become recognized, will, I am sure, be
generally adopted by all Potato Growers.
Shelly Bay.
3/2/96.-3 3p.

Mil, ani lll ohr So 1 1s fr aault

The undersigned has now
a full Supply of the above
comprising :-
Water Melon, 16 varieties.
Musk do. 7 do.
Cucumber, 3 do.
Squash, Pumpkin,
Sweet Corn.
Beet, Carrot, Cabbage, Lettuce,
Peas, Beans, &c., &c.

A general

assortment of Flower
eed.s. A

I'LH os.

Doors Open at 2 p.m.

Carriages 5 p. m.


Reserved Seats 3s, Second Seats 2s. and Is.
IGallery 6d.
BOX OFFICE open at "Royal Gazette"
Office on THURSDAY NEXT, 6th instant,
at 1 p, inm,
February 4th, 1896.

Will repeat his Lecture,

The Great Seireh for Sir John

Illustrated by sixty-six magnificent Lime-light
Views, at

Thoe Thorbra Hall Warwick,
on the evening of

Friday, 7th February,
Plan of the Hall may be seen, and tickets
obtained on and after Tuesday, the 4th Feb-
ruary at Mr. T. R. Lightbourn's Store, Paget.
Reserved seats Is. 6d, Unreserved Is.
Doors open at 7.30 p.m. commence at 8
February 1, 1896

A-uction Sale
of Valuable Real Estate
Near M11angrove Bay, Somerset.
I arn instructed to offer for sale by

On Thursday eil, tio 6th Fbrry,
That desirable Property near Mangrove Bay,
Somerset, for.nerly the residence of the late
EDWIN FUBLER, comprising a
Dgwellin t HOU E,
with TANK, &c, and Parcel of LAND
containing 3 roods and 23 perches and bound-
ed Northerly by land of Miss E. Durrant,
Easterly by land of R. Moore, Westerly by
land of the estate of Frances Young, deceased,
and Southerly by a road about eight feet wide
called Broom Street,
The house is in good order. The land is
nearly all arable and has a number of fruit
trees growing thereon.
To an approved purchaser a portion of the
purchase money may if desired be secured by
mo tgage.
Any further information may be obtained
from Mr. M. S. HUNT, HAMILTON.



West India



The "Orinoco" is expected to arrive here
on 8th instant, on an Excursion to the Wind-
ward Islands, as far as Trinidad, thence to
Jamaica, and New York.
Persons desirous of taking this delightful
cruise should call on us for further information.
Hamilton, B'da., Feb. 1, 1896-1



Under the distinguished Patronage of
His Excellency General T. C. LYONS, C. B.,

Bermu da Garrisn Dramatic Society




11th, 12th and 13th February,
F. C, BURNAND, Esquire,






hence to England.
For passage rates and other information,
apply to.
41 & 42 Front Street.

Agent for


The Orient Steam Navigation Company,
[Limited,] of London.
February 1st, 1896.

S. S. OH.1IO."

The Sailing of S. S. "Ohio," from
Philadelphia, has been
Postponed until 8th inst.
Probably leave Bermuda llth inst.

Those who have arranged to take passage
hence will please observe the foregoing. A few
more Passengers can be accommodated.
St. George's Bda., Feb. 3, 1896.

Just Received,

Fine.:. Hiavana:: Segars
"Henry Clay."
Church Street, opposite Hamilton Hotel.,
February 3, 1896.-1 3p




Bicycle Sandries kept

Prices moderate.
tion guaranteed.
A. H. Abell, at the

on hand.

Neat work and satisfac-
Orders can be left with
Columbia Bicycle Agency,

,February 3, 1896.-1


TER WM. RAY, both confidential clerks
with us for many years, have been taken into
partnership in our firm, as from the 1st
60 & 62 New Street,
January 17th, 1896.-1 New York.

Estate of ,Jos h Watns.

ALL persons having CLAIMS against the
Estate of the late Joseph Watkins, of
the Town of St. George, deceased, are request
ed to render their accounts, and all persons
INDEBTED to the said Estate are requested
to make payment to Mr Ormond T. Middleton
on or before the 8th February next.

13th Jany.,

1896.-14th 28th Jan 3p


A MiYddle aged Woman
for General Housework.
Apply at Royal Gazette Office

BerMuda Yoofter iN Corpst

By Maj. SIB JOSIAH REEs, Kt., Commanding.
Hamilton, lstFebruary, 186.
I. Drills for ensuing month will be as under :-

" Coy. Place of Parade. Drill. Remarks
S..P.M. -
Mn B Thorburn Hall, War'ck. 8.00
0 Masonic Hall, 8omerset. 8.00

T A Lyceum, l3iley's Bay. 7.30
B Town Hall, Hamilton. 8.00 5
Wd A St. David'. I-L1id. 4.30
B Whitney Ihrt., $mtth,-. 7.30 >

A Town Hall, t. Geres. 7.30 -
Th B Town inll, H-mhiltii. 8.00 0
C Masonic Hall,.Somer.t. ., ,

Fri B Class Firinm at Spittal r.

2. 1 he Adjutant will visit "C" Company at
Somerset on Monday, 10th instant, and re-
turn on completion of duty.
3. The Adjutant will visit "A" Company at St.
George's on Thursday, the 13th instant,
and return on completion of duty.
4. "B" Company will parade ,in uniform on
Tuesday 11th and Thursday 27ik instants,
at the Town Hall, Hamilton, at'8 p m.
5. The Corps will attend Divine Service at Som-
erset, to-morrow, 2nd instant. Parade at
Masonic Hall, Somerset ati 30.20 a m. Dress:
full uniform, without rifles or pouches.
6. In accordance with W.O. Letter, No. 064/.584
dated 16th Dec, 1895, the establishment of
the Permanent Staff will be altered to 1
Acting Sergeant-Major, and 2 Sergeant In.
structors. Alteration to take effect from
1st April, 1896.
7. In accordance .with paragr &ph 6, Acting Ser-
geant-Major E Bellmore will draw the extra
duty pay (as laid down in the Royal War.
rant for Pay and Promotion, 189k-) from
1st of April, 1896, inclusive.
8. No. 37, Private J D Bell, having been dis-
charged from the Corps at his own request
is struck off the strength of the orps from
1st January, 1896.
9. There will be catechism fot Offieea and Non-c.
Officers at the Town 'all, Hamilton, on
Tuesday, at 7 p m, and at the Aramury,
St George's at 7.30 p m.
10. It is notified for information that the com-
petitive examination for certificates of pro-
ficiency and appointment, ana promotion to
the rank of Staff Sergeants and Sergeants
will be held early in April next.
By, Order,
(10) O.S. B. EVANS-LOMB3E,
Captain and Adjutant,
B. V. R. c.

Tailoring Department.



GO D s

Per direct S. S. Hatlamshiie,
Comprising :

The Bw of Eil1ishScolich iand Iiii
Goods kept in Stock,

GARMENTS made up at shortest
notice at moderate prices.
60 & 60- FRONT STREET.
Hamilton, Jany, 20, 1896.-3 3p

5s. per.-100.
A new stock just received
Feb. 3, 1896-1
Colonist copy.





rTHE Undersigned (late Firm of GCreenIae4.e
& Smith) begs to inform the Public that
he has taken a
Shop next East of C. E. Astwood's
groceryy, Front Street, East,
where he intends to carry on the above busi-
ness, and respectfully solicits a- share, of Public
patronage, and ,trusts by strict attention to
business, and promptness, to merit their sup-
por G. S. W. SMITH.

Hamilton, Feby. 3, 1896.-3
William Childe, S ,JW Darrell, T J Dmuell, Mrs
Capt Hartley, Mrs W H.Jones, ,Seh,,. NellaoreeiA"
W H Smithb, W H Smith, J Henry Smith,'- F G
Stroupe, Louis F Swift, A Stowe, Mrs Harriet
Tucker, Thomias Thoi,,id, Mrs J Wears, Mrs H B
Wardhoff, Eleanor Walker, Eugene Weiner, Mrs S
L White, Elizabeth Waters, A Woodlock, Benj. G


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LONDON, TaU. 15, 1896.-At a meeting in Man-
chester this evening, over which he presided, Mr.
Arthur J. Balfour, First Lord of the Treasury, in
the course of an address which he delivered, made
incidental mention of Emperor William of Oer-
-many, which was graeted by hls hearers with'
groans and hoots.
Mr. Balfour'admitted, with sorrow and reluct-
'incei, "that the poncertof action 'of the European
Powers had failed to introduce reforms in the gov.
erument of Turkey, without -which he feared it
would be impossible t o hope for an early sett le-
ment of the Eastern question.
__ Referring to the Transvaal difficulty, Mr. Bal-
four declared that he, could not discuss the gravity
of the, offence of those, who would be arraigned for
their' operations in the South African republic, but
be wotild say he was sure that those who were re-
sponsible for themovement there were not guided
bj mean, sordid motives, "rho government, he
said, was of the opinion that it Was impossib]646r
affairs in the Transvaal to reach a satisfactory con-
dition while its government was founded upon so
artificial and inegaitable a basis, as it is at present,
the Ultlanders, who- are vastly in the majority,
paying the greater proportion of the taxes and
not havingthe, smallest share in the government.
.President Krubger,'Mr. Balfour admitted, had dis-
,played great generosity'and political wisdom, and
be' hoped therefore, that the promised reforms
-would r3oil be delayed longer than was necessary.
'"'It is beyond question," said Mr. Balfour,
C( that 11he Transvaal Repubhe is free in the ad-
ministration of its internal affairs, but its external
affairs are equbject to tho control of Great Britain.
Call it suzerainty or by any other name chosen,,
there is no mistaking this fact, and foreign inter.,
ference will not be permitted."
At this point the speaker was interrupted by
prolonged cheers.
Nevertheless,' Mr. Balfour said he was not aware
that any foreign' country was prepared to dispute
the doctrine. This. statement was, greeted with
renewod cheers.
Touebing upon the Venezuelan dispute, Mr.
'Balfoursaid thepeople Of the United States of
'America appeared to suspect Great Britain of run-
ning counter to the Monroe doctrine. He dilated
upon this doctrine;, coristrain'g it to the effect that
the American continent must not be regarded as a
field for Europea n colonization, and that European
nations were not entitled to interfere in the domes.
tic affairs of the' now world and 'Said that the
United States and Great Britain concurred in this
construction. He was not aware, he continued,
that therehad bean any change of mind, and did
not believe it would be possible to find an individu.
al in the country who was desirous of what 'is
known as a forward policy in America. Great
Britain was coat I ent I I and always had been content
to do the best fortbe colonies she possessed there,
and did not wish io interfere with other States or
to acquire more territory. He believed that if the
Venezuelan government had requested British
protection the honor would have been declined by
every stateamtin nameable.
He referred i-6spectively to the long duration of
the boundary dispute, to Lord Salisbury's des.,
patub, to the progress of compiling documents re.
lating to the matter here and to the appointment
of a United States Commission to determine the
boundary, and added that it wouldbe hard minded
if the Anglo-Saxon' race was, unable to settle any
Maputo without war. (Cheers.)
Mr. Balfoursaid hqk, had been deeply and pain-
fully impressed with 1he different manner in which
war is regarded in England as compared with the
viaw apparently taken of it by some sections of
the4merican population. War with the United
States of America appeared to himself and, doubt.
less, to his bearers @so, to be enveloped with the
unnatural horror of a civil war, which with any
nation is terror to be avoided at all costs except
dishonour. Beyond their common ancestry, Ian.'
gizage and eivilizationi, be believed, he said: that
the British -people b ad a pride of 'record which em-
braced every English speaking community in the
World and an A.nglo-Saxon patriotism.
He admitted-,,with sorrow that such feeling@,
judging'from the, newspaper article's on the sub.
ject, were not sbared by a large section of the
American poople,',who appeared to regard a war
with EnglandL as w thing to be ligb tly indulged in,
an exhilarating exercise, a gentle stimulus. This
distressing and kori-ible, view, he declared he

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ondson, at tbe-'Imperial Institute; at the offices -of
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liam, Beanes. :1e was member of one of the
oldest families in Maryland, a family whose estate
was heiaunder deed of gift frou, L;rd Baltimore
in 1604. That deed-a quaint old paper-is still
in existence. 'Dr. Beanes was a man known
throughout his state for his sterling qualities and
large hearted hospitality, as well as many eccen-
tricities and a somewhat quick temper. He is
t hus described to me by a very charming aged
lady, who as a child knew him well and who is
yet living. She adds Dr. Beanes was my fath-
erls lifelong 'friend, as well as our f amliy pbysi-
cian. He was the kindest -and most lovable cf
wen, and wonderfully patient and gentle with
little children, to whom he was devoted ; and he,
was the only gentlemen I eviar JjQew who invaria-
bly wore ruffled shirts."
The Doctor's hospitality was perhaps the best
known, as it is to-day tlie best rememb-red, of
his traits. Even iwthose days, when hospitality
was-especially in Maryland and Virginia-so
marked a charaeteristio of the people, Dr. Beanes
was considered remarkable for the heartiness of
the welcome which he extended to strangers as
well as friends. A doubt was often merrily ex-
pressed by his intimate f friend wh3ther if his Sa
tan!--. Majesty himself bad presented himself at the
door the old gentleman might not have asked him
to walk in, and rest, and take a glass of wine.
They entertained, however, no slightest doubt that
had the fiend proved a genial and gentlemanly
personage, Dre Baanes would have joined in tile
proffered refreshment, would have chatted and
joked, and might so far have forgottell bimself as
to invite him to C611 again,
Beyond question Dr. Beanes loved the land of
his birth. There are instan3es in his life which
evidenced this fact. Yet it was quite impossible
for him to be anything but courteous and hospital.
ble to the officers of the British vessels lying at
anchor in the river, near the family plantation,
whenever they came on shore. They were gentle.
men, they were genial companions they liked a
joke, enjoyed a good story, and they also greatly
enjoyed the Doctor's rich diuners and fine old
win es and in. spite of such trifles as difrerences
of political opinions and existing warfare between
their repective countries, the old man liked and
cordially entertained thein.
It came to pass one afternoon-the memorable
14thof September, 1814-that a party of officers
from Admiral Cockburn's 8bip4, then lying at. the
mouth of the Petuxent River, whoga waters wash.
ed the Eshore of the Beanes family plantation, were
dining with the Doctor.
Over their wine these gentlemen lingered lonzer
than usual, and must have indulged rather fre-ely
and talked somewhat recklessly. They were
: aware that the bombardment of Furt McHeny
was decided on for that very night, and after leav-
ing Dr.,Beanes's house to return to the ship, it
occurred to them that they bad very ne 4rly, if not
quite, betrayed whatwas to take pla-.-4, To say
the least, they felt that they had tilked more than
was prudent. If they had done so, however, the
I Doctor had not fully understood th,3 m-itter ; for
he had taken. no alarm as to that or any imnedi-
: ate action on the part ofthe Britlish.
I They returned to the house Whero they bad so
I lately been entertained, and made the old gentle.
man their prisoner. It is a fact that, finding him
preparing to retire, they gave hirn scant time for
redressing and actually carried him off without
: his wig or his spectacles.
I Now Frank Key. a young lawyer, one of his
near neighbors, and a relative, by marriage, was
one of the first notifted of his difemma. He lost
no time in applying-under flag of truce-to Ad.
I miral Cockburn, on board his vessel, for Lbe Doc.
tor's release. Instead, however, of se.cating, his
old friend's liberty, he was b;.-nself detained a
prisoner during the bombardment, then just be-
ginning, and which lasted till beyond midniglit.
1 The Doctor and he were permitted to be together,
and but for their restraint they were treated with
:: perfect courtesy. I have never heard, that either
; one of them ever bore the least personal resant-
ment to their captors.
I Frank Key watched as far as in the darkness of
, the night was.possible'the bombardment of the
I fort ; but Doctor Beanes, with his aged sight and
deprived of his glasses, was as one blind indeed.
And all through the memorable night his oft.
repeated question touched his young friend most
deeply, 11 Is the flag yet flying F were the Words
with which the old man constantly appealed to

No chemical product represents a muoh larger
capital than that which is at present invested in
the manufacture of citric and tartaric acids, the
produce of the lemon and the grape. The process
by which the y are obtained is so similar, that both
these acids are generally manufactured by the
same makers. They are both white, crystalline
acids, and very similar in their uses and properties,
though in many respects decidedly different. Critic
acid is much the dearest,, being at the present time
about -one shilling and sixpence a pound, while
tartaric acid is one shilling and twopence. Of late,
the price of the latter has risen, and that of both
acids fluctuates, of course, According to the supply
upon the market, As they are put to different-
uses in the arts, manufactures, and in medicine, it
was necessary to discover some delicate tests by
which they may be readily distinguished, and the
adulteration of the dearer by the cheaper acid was
formerly much more common than it is since these
tests were brought to light.
Thou-h the Acidity of lemon juice was known to
the ancients, it is only in comparatively modern
times that some glimpses -were obtained for the
first time of the very remarkable substance to
which this acidity is due' In 1774 a Swedish
chemist named Georgi orGborgpius (as it was the
fashion in those days to Latinise the names of
distin-aished men) endeav6ured to obtain'the acid
in a pure state. For this purpose he filled a bottle
entirely with lemon juice, corked it, and placed it
in a cellar for four years. At the end of that time
the mucilage and other impurities contained in the
juice were found. deposited at the bottom of the
bottle. The liquid poured off from this deposit
'was put in a cool place, the temperature at the time
being twenty-eight degrees Fahrenheit, or four
degrees of frost, which caused the water to freeze,
but not the acid, and the liquid poured away from
the ice was a strong solution of citric acid. It had
never before been obtained so strong. But Georgi
does not appear to have boiled down or evaporated
this liquid to oltain the solid acid, jusit as solid
sugar is got by evaporatinv the juice of the sugar-
cane; and had he dons so, he would only have
produced a very impure product, and have been
puzzled and disappointed.,",'
It was reserved for another Swedish chemist,
the immortal Scheele-to whom the science of
chemistry owes, a greater number of discoveries
than to any other man-to obtain citric acid in the
solid form, and to show that it was quite different
from tartaric acid, which he had formerly discov-
ered. It was 1784, or just ten years after Georgi's
experiment, that Scheele inade known his process
for obtaining' pure citric adid from the juice of the
lemon, and'it is that which is carried out at the
present time.
This is not the place to discuss the technical de-
tails of this manufacture, which is fully described
in all works on practical chemistry; we will sim-
ply state that twenty gallons of good lemon juice
will Afford fully ten pounds of white crystals of
citric acid. It is interesting to note, however, that
citric acid is contained in a very large number of
plants besides oranges and lemons. Almost all our
unripe fruits contain -it in notable quantities, and
so does the ripe fruit of the tomato. In currants
and gooseberries it is present to so large an extent
that it might probably be manufactured in Eng.
land at a profit from the juice of these fruits
gathered before they are quite ripe. The experi.
ment has beeir made in France. The juice of the
unripe gooseberries is first caused to ferment in a
warm place, and the spirit thus produced is dis-
tilled; the remaining liquid yields nearly one
pound of pure citric acid for every hundred pounds
of gooseberries; and teupints of spirits are ob-
tained by the disti-liation of the fermented juice.-
Chambers Tournal.


In his new volume, 11 The Crimea in 1854 and
1894," Sir Evelyn Wood tells some good stories
from which we take the following:-
This is suggestive : ,
In those days our men were taught the sword exer.
cise in a formal style, and with great regard for regular.
ity, each cut being followed in correct sequence by its
corresponding gu;rd. A doctor dressing a wound in one,
of our men's heads, asked, 'And how came you to get,
i lu, ugly cut? I The trooper replied -%vitli rnucli warmt1i,
I I had just cut" Five" at a Russian, and the d-d foul
never guarded at all, but hit me over Vie h6ai!
And this is useful
M-;.. _bii. 0- D-;-

A French journal describes a new and promising h
substitute for gold. It is produced by alloyi d
ninety-four parts of copper with six of antimony, h
the copper being first melted aud the antimony e,
afterward added. To this a qu.tutitf o-f rn quesi. Ix
0 01
uta carbonate is added to increase its specilicgraVi- 9
ty. The alloy is capable of being drawn oat., V
wrought, and soldered just as gold is, and is said n.

The Greeks filled their streets and publi c 'i
places with statuary that re-aiinded them, of 1;
the duties, pleasures, and triumphs of their"
daily lives. In tho early days of archooology it,
used to be supposed that all the beautiful f ra
ments we find under the warm soil of Attic.1
were idols of their gods and goddesses. The,
antiquaries are now telling us that this was a
great mistake, and that tho majority of these
statues were memorilals of 'personal feats of
arms or victory in the games. Why should
not we sometimes, when we wish to beautify
our towns, set up the figures of our daily life ?
In the centre of England we find rich and
generous cities where the manufacture of hard -
ware-is the main source of wealth. Wo do not
know how long this wiii be the case; those,
trades may leave us, and others come in their
place ; but while they have been there, at all
events, they have'forn-ied the secret and centre
of wealth. It seems to me that it would be a
very interesting and graceful l thing for this'
generation that h-is hied on tfie hardware
manufacture, to put up sofne memorial of that
fact for future gerxeritti.)iis. I should like to
set, in the centre of I'l.'.11611,111 L-11. for instance
-where there are s,) Pi iny bad ,, itu-, which
mean so little to the eye -Ia bronze statue by
one of our best sculpt,)rs of, let us s:ty, a welder
with the tubes of a auri barrel in, his hand, or
a caster in the brass foundry, ready to pour the
metal into a would, or a screw- turner at his
work in front of his machine. I would have
it truly realistic-a weli-inade young -Yarwick-
shire man in his shirt sleeves, in an apron-if
he wears one at his-wo-k-in his habitual dress,
whatever it is-AT". that practice has
shown are the la-si, sz-rvice, That would
be a statue whie;i vV"11,y._,,dy woid I look at
and understand and appreciate. -Edinund Gosse,
in The Magazine of Art.


Professor Pickering perched on the An.loi,*11-
Arequipa has been tryiu- t,) fitil o-,it if tvtt-r
exists on the moon, a sap.joiltion W hich would
hardly be consistt.'rit, witil OUT present know-
led ge of the skel'etoii '!satellfte which haunts
ourearth. The Aa-iericari astronomer has been
paying particular attention to the ravines, and
has catalogued thirty five new ones, much nar-
rower than those alrea(--Iy known to us. From
their resemblance to tErrestrial watercourses,
he does Dot hesitate to regard them as riy*?r-
beds. They are larger at one Oxtremlity than
the other, and the larger end takes the form
of an estuary. Most of Lhern ate some miles i
in length, and a few hundred feet the
widest part. Whe n no very deep, they are
extremely difficult to observe. The laroest of
them, and the best observed, takes its ri3e at
Mount Hadley, in 'the luna Apennines and is
sixty-five miles long -runnin- in a direction a
little north of west. Professor Pickering has
no reason to suppose that water exists in the'se
formations. but fie, considers it probable that
there is a certain humidity on the surface of
the moon. The dark patches which have at-
tracted so much attention on different parts of
the moon. especially rotill I craters and aloncp45
crevasses, or on the 80 CAlled seas, especially
when situated near the contre of the visible
hemisphere, grow darker after the periodof
f ull moon, when no shadow is possible, and be-
come invisible when the shadows are well,
defined. This plienoinewa suggests to Pro-
fessor Pickering the presence of water in these
cavities, or, if not water' land frozen and
partly thawed. One "sea" is covered with"
variable patches. At Arequipa the changes
may be observed with the smallest glass, or
even with the naked eve. The existence of
vegetation has never bjen established by ob-
servation. If it could, the interpretation of'
some unexplained phenonena would perhaps
be easier. But the nearer we get to the moon
by observation the more mysteries slie contains
for us.

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bayonet through tit," chert of t lie neti re:.L of the three, but
before he could withdraw it was bayoncted
through the jaw. Though he staggered back, yet lie kept
his eye on the man who dealt the blow, and shot, him
dead, killing the third with the bayonet. Two other
Russians then fought Bait6r4t at, the same moment, and
he fell pierced in the rigtit -;i-lo. Jumping up again, bow.'
ever, he knocked down one of -his enemies, who, not being
much hurt, clutebed Baiicruft': leg4 as he fought the
other. man. The Guardmait killed both-4iroL ,on the,
ground by kicks with the heal of his boot, and the other
with the bayonet. It is curiously characteristic of our
tiation that a- sergeant, ignoring, or possibly not perceiv-
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An amusing anecdote of a -I idy and gautleman
travelling together, ia a Paoinan. car runi as
follows:-They were ,t;, i iors to each uther.
All at once the gentleman sAH-
Madam, may I ask you to look out of tha
window 1 .1 tsh-juld ',ika tu wake sowe changes iii,
my toilet."
14Certainly, sir," she readily replied, at tlja
same time turuiu4 her b-lok upon hita.
A few minutes aft erw trds he said--
44 Now, mad!im, I have IlAshe I, and you can.
turn around again."
When the lady looked around she saw IiLr m4lo'
UaIL-forni-M iuto aua elegraut lady,
wearing a thick veil.
11 And now, sir, or ruadaut, votatever you ar,.
sild the lady, I would als) reques you to put
your f ace out of the windu w, as 1, too, wish to
make some alteration it, my attire."
Certainly, inadarn," and the gent in lady's'
clothes turned at once the oLkwr *way.
I I Now you can resuue your seat."
To his great astouishajenL the gout in woman's
garb, on sitting down again, saw his travelling
companion transformed into a man, lie burdt, out
laughin and said-
C 9
it appears that we are both trying to run away.
What have you done,? I.hive ben robbing a
And I," said the quondarn lady, as he fitted
the 11 darbies round Wi Gh -).v-passen-,4r'Fj
n wrists,
4'amDetective J-, from Pinkerton's force, in
Chicago, and have been on your trdek for the last

that, it would not be called into action; but if by

n miachance the people of England should be
Iled upon to fight for their country he did not
believe that the issue of the conflict would be dim-
inis ad glory or diminished power for the British
ire. Upon the conclusion of his speech Mr.
Bal ur was enthusiastically and repeatedly cheer-
ed by his hearers.


FAmous Soxe.

JBALTijwouE, December 30.--.There have appeared
during the last few years, in various periodicals
and daily papers, articles purprting to give an
absolutely true account of the circumstances under c
which the words of the 11 Star-Spangled Banner 4
were written and the occurrences which led to their I
composition by young Francis Scott Key of Hary. 0
land. Each of these articles has been more or less b
correct in its statements, the beat of them having
appeared in. the. -routh's COMP4"iOn several years c
ago. No one of them, however, gives the story 'In F
its entirety, as it is held in the two families by a
whom it is treasured with pardonable pride, as a,
linking their names with the far-off past of their
country's struggle for indepenence, and with the
composition of what tuay- be called her national
As a direct descendant of the family to a mern.
bar of which the song was dedicated by Francis
Key, I have had the story told me many times by 81
those who knew well. and, delighted in relating n
every incident,,of it ; besides Which I possem fam. tl
ily papeis and'ietters' giving many littte 11=13, al
interesting and amusing, connected with it, which u
have certainly never been published. tj
There resided in Upper Marlborough. Prince W




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The law officials in England sometimes make
mistakes, but we do not know that flogging b as
ever been administered to the wrongman. But
this is what has just 'happened in Hong Kong.
One of the prisoners in the English jail there had
been sentenced to receive eighteen lashes for mis-
conduct, an-1 in some way the wrong number was
set down on the flogging sheet. On the day fixed
a coolie who was *.n jail for gambling was led out
to the "wooden horse," tied up, and given the
dosebefore be could get out a remonstrance. The
warder subsequently discovered the mistake and
communicated it to the superintendent, who at
once informed the Govei nor. His Excellency im-
mediately signed an order for the man"8 -release
and the warder gave the sufferer ten Aollars as ,
pampensation out of his own pocket. Freedom
and ten dollars, bowe"v,,'r, were not over-liberal
compensation for eigbteeii cutthig strokes on t
back. [Festminster Gazelle.

Card-players are not likely to view with feelin
of pleasure the proposal of the government a;:
crease the tax levied on each packet of playin
cards. Such is, the intention of -the Legislature
in. NR country, and it is expected that the revenue
for,! 896 will benefit to the extent, of 1,200, 000f. by
tbis-additional tariff. Twice during the century
has the tax on cards been raised. In 1851 it was
increased from 15 centimes to 30, and 9-na -
1871 from 30 to 601 centimes. 0 a this -occasion
the government intends to raise'11:ie tax on piquet
cards to 75 centimes, and oil whist packs to If. 25c.,
The price of cards will naturally go up in pro I por-
tion to the tax, but the greatest sufferers will be !I
the clubs who will have to pay double the tariff
fixed for the ordinary public and caf6s. It will be
interesting to note at the end of nextyear whether
,this quiet pastime has fallen off at all among the
inhabitants of this couniry as a result of this new
tax.-Paris Corrospondenee London Telegraph.

The latest project for a, mountain railway aims
at no lower peakAbati thit of 'INIont Blane it,%If.
The summit is to be i cached, as in the case, of,- the
prop6sed-.Jiingf,,ratikail-w3y, by meaus.of a lift, A
French company is being formed with tbia object,
and, the necessary, plius and estimates- hive &eu
prepareaby the well-knowu mining engineer M.
Isartlier. At a height of 2 200 metres above the
sea-)evel, and at a point above Chamonix, a galfery
is to be inade in the rock, The total length of the
shaft frotri the crest of the mountain to the last
station. is 2,539 metres. The work will -be carried
on in a caisson gradually raised as the work ad-
vances, by means of a. lift., It will be provided
with powerful boring machines and bo strong
enough to stand the shock of the blasting. The
many Water courses will furni,-h hydraulic force,,
for the work, especially f,)r removing thl
after blasting. There is to be a hotel at buth ends,!
of the tunnel, awi the asoent will be performed in
thirty minutes with four halts.

TXNT0 T I C 101J.

PROFESSOR LUEBEN having still some
few tour's va-cal It, would like to fill sAme
with lessons' either Piaiio, Violin, 'or' Voc4.
For terins, etu, apply to Professor Lueben, at
his office, Parliament Street, next to Melbourne
House, Hamilton.
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Supplement to the Bermuda "Royal Gazette," Hamilton, February 4th, 1896.



The Bermuda Church Society,

On Wednesday, 29th Jany., 1896.

Reported by MR. EUGENE H. GOSLING.

At eight o'clock His Excellency the Governor
the Patron of the Society arrived, accompanied
by Mrs. Lyons, Capt. Dowell, A.D.C., and Mrs.
Dowell, and Major E. Brady, R.A., Military
His Excellency was received by His Lordship
the Bishop, the President of the Society, and
by the Hon. S. Brownlow Gray, C.M.G., At-
torney General, the Senior Vice-President, the
National Anthem being heartily sung by all
present The proceedings commenced with
the singing of the hymn "The Church's one
Foundation," and the opening prayers were
said by the Rev. Canon Davidson.
The Chairman called on Mr. Reginald Gray
the Treasurer, to read the Annual Report for
1895, in the absence of the Secretary, the Vene-
rable Archdeacon Lough, who could not be '
here to-night on account of illness, and whose
absence we must all regret.
The Annual Report for 1895, was then read
by Mr. Reginald Gray.
The flon. R D. Darrell, Solicitor General,
said, I have the honour of moving the first re-
solution as follows :
"That the report for 1895, be adopted and
printed, and circulated as widely as possible
throughout the Colony, with an earnest appeal
for c6 operation in the work of this Society on
the part of every member of the Church of
England in Bermuda." I only hope that the
seconder of this resolution will be more com-
petent to do it justice than I feel myself. His
Excellency the Governor has referred to the
absence of Archdeacon Lough, and I am sure
that the cause of his absence is a grief to us all
here, and I believe a grief to every churchman
in Bermuda. We can only hope that the Al-
mighty may see fit to restore him to health so
that he may carry on the valuable work that
he has done not only for this Society, but also
for the Church of England generally. This
Report which you have heard read was drafted
by the Secretary, the Venerable Archdeacon.
The annual reports have all been prepared
during the twenty years of the Society's exis-
tence, except on two occasions when his ab-
sence from Bermuda threw that work on some-
body else. But you all know how industrious
ly he has always laboured for the Society, and 1
there is not a member here present who will
not say that a large proportion of the success of
this Society is due to the Archdeacon's con-
stant aid, assistance and forethought on its be- t
half. You have all heard this Report read and (
I think you will agree with me that it is worthy e
of the most serious consideration. Although a
it tells you the truth in the first instance, that t
we ought to have done very much more than
we have done, it tells you also that the Society l
is progressing, and the more favourable results a
are given in the latter part. I gives us the t
bitter part first and the sweeter iai t afterwards. i I
I shall not trouble you very much with the V
contents of this Report, although there are t
some very encouraging points in it. When the ,
Society was originated twenty years ago it was
supposed by some that by this time we should u
have at least 20,000, while as a matter of fact a
we have now at the credit of the Endowment r
Fund about 13,477 and between 13,000 and b
14.000 at the credit of the Society altogether. -
Whose fault it is? It is the fault of nearly t
every churchman in Bermuda. What are the
parochial subscriptions for this year? You e
have heard them read, they amount to about
.170 and if you will take the Blue Book of the
Colony (I call the Almanac the blue book) you
will see that the Church of England is credited
with something over 10,000 out of the 15,000
inhabitants, that about 10,600 are Church of
England people. If you will divide 170
among that number, you will find that the a
parochial contributions do not amount on an l
average to 4 pence per head per annum. Whose
fault is it ? We come here year after year and
make good resolutions, and profets we are
going to do a great deal, and when we go away
we forget it all until the next meeting comes 1
round. It is certainly our neglect and our t
fault that the parochial subscriptions are not I
larger, and I have said so before. No matter
how small the donations are, I should like to
see a large rLumber of small donations, even c
less than the ten shillings a year which con-
stitutes membership. All those who give, even
if it be a small amount, will feel that they had
some interest in the Society. If you sub-
scribe something to it you will have an in-
terest in it, and then you will go and
get others to do the same. You would promul-
gate the good works of the Society, and do
your own endeavor to get every body else to
come in with you and support this noble work.
The amount is certainly very far from what it
ought to be in the twenty years and it is the
fault of us all. I do not suppose there is one
of us from a child that can just walk to the

oldest of us here, who is credited with being a
member of the Church of England in Bermuda,
who does not throw away a great many four-
pences every year sometimes in ways which
do a great deal of harm. I wish it could be
impressed on the minds of the people belong- v
ing to the Church of England throughout Ber-
muda that they should give something to this f
Society and then they would have an interest
in attending these meetings and hearing
what has been done. It is the duty oft
everybody to stimulate their neighbors to
take part in such a good work. I say
it again, we are behind hand and we
ought to support the Society more strenu-
ously than we have done. But still it is not
too late to begin again. Let us begin now :
you will all make good resolutions, I have no
doubt to-night, but just try for once and keep
them. Now what I have to propose is that
this report be printed and circulated and I am
going to ask you now, I think I said something
about it on the last occasion I was in this room
at a meeting of this Society, I am going to ask
you all to make up your minds to read this
report when it is published and also to hand it
to your friends and get them to read it. I think
I have read the last one since I heard it read
in this room a year ago, but I am confident
that not half nor a quarter, and probably not
15 or 20 of those now in this room have read it,
although hundreds of them were printed and
circulated. But if you will read this one it may
induce you to read some of the back ones. You
'will find them most interesting reading and
you will then not only support the Society
youi self, lut you will do something towards
persuading your neighbours and your friends,
members of the Church of England, to support
it too. There are several other resolutions to

be proposed and I shall therefore content my-
self now by proposing this Resolution wwhich I
have no doubt you will carry with acclama-
tion. There is one more thing I would like to
say that is that I think we want a little opposi-
tion. If some one of you down there will only
get up and oppose some of these resolutions it
will do us good. To carry them nem. con. as
we always do, is not be so beneficial as if we
carried them after having some one to oppose
them. If you will only do that you will do good
to the Society. If you will oppose me in some-
thing I have said I should be very pleased and
very gratified. I do not think I need delay
you any longer, ladies and gentlemen, but I
just ask you this, let those of you who agree '
with me assist me in passing this Resolution,
and those who will be kind enough to oppose
me to do it in a friendly spirit. (Applause.)
MR. 0. T. MIDDLETON, in seconding the reso-
lution said:
Your Excellency, Ladies and Gentlemen :-
We have listened with a great deal of pleas-
ure to my learned friend's argument. He has
asked for opposition, but there is no opposition
to this Resolution. There is no one present
who has anything to say against it. There is
no doubt about the Report being well-drawn.
It is a very interesting document and it is well
worth the perusal of every member of the
Church of England in these Islands. Every
one in these Islands would do well not only to
read the Report, but also to mark learn and in-
wardly digest it, as it is well worth it. It is not
only to be printed, but also published and cir-
culated. At the same time I do not wish to
take a dull view of what the Society has done.
My line of argument to-night is that we ought
to be very thankful for what has been done.
It is a matter of great congratulation that we
are where we are, and that we have accumu-
lated something like 13,000, which is so well
managed and well cared for. It is well invested
which is a very great advantage, and it gives
us the feeling of the greatest happiness and
security to know that the funds of the Society
are properly cared for and properly managed
from year to year, and I trust it will go on so
for ever. We are asked to appeal to all to
exercise their influence on behalf of the Society
and I do ask you to-night and every member
of the Church of England throughout the
colony to co-operate with the Society in its
work. There are many important works about
which there are differences of opinion. We
have lately raised and expended 40,000 for a
channel. Many questioned the good of that,
although I believe now most people think it
will be a great boon to the colony. Then, too,
we have another great work under way : the
Bermuda Produce Exchange. Many people
looked at that at first with doubtful views, but
now the tide is turning. But, ladies and gen-
tlemen, when you consider the objects of the
Bermuda Church Society, I do no care what
view you take of it; there can be but one
voice ; there can be but one certain fact that
these objects aim at the perpetual good.:l of the
Church and this cannot be questioned or d ubt-
ed. Thi. Bermuda Church Society is fixed on
a solid basis and its objects are the very best
that can be, and we appeal to you to co operate
with us in the maintenance of this Society.
Do as much as you can, but remember that even
little work will sometimes do great good
through the influence it has on others. There
s one cheerful piece of news I have to tell you
o-night : I remember a year ago we were told
that Pembroke was well behind in its annual
subscriptions, but it is a fact that Pembroke is
well to the fore now, and nearly, if not quite
up to Paget. You will see it by the financial
statement, and it is, I think, a great source of
rejoicing. This was, in a great measure,
brought about by the last annual meeting.
These meetings do a great deal of good, and I
thinkk every one will say that they have had a
great effect in Hamilton, and Pembroke
especially. In conclusion I will only say that
I cordially second this resolution." (Applause.)
The resolution, on being put by the chairman,
was agreed to.
"I hope you won't be frightened at seeing a
fourth lawyer get up, but I suppose as there
are so few parsons present the lawyers will
have to take an extra share of duty. So far as
I am concerned I am willing to do my part as
long as I live, at all events as long as I am able
to assist the Society, either by voice or by vote,
or in any other manner in which I see my way
to do it. The resolution which I shall move
.o-night is one which I have repeatedly moved
before with the greatest satisfaction, as it is an
expression of thankfulness to GOD from the
members of :the Bermuda Church So-
liety for the measure of success which He
has been pleased to bestow on it. The resolu-
tion is as follows:-
That the members of the Bermuda Church
Society acknowledge with devout thankfulness to
Almighty Gon the measure of success which He
has been pleased to bestow on this Society, and
pray for a continuance of the Divine Blessing
on its work."
"The grounds of thankfulness which are ex.-
pressed in the first part of this resolution have

been read out at length in the report, from
which you have learned some very satisfactory
facts, although not altogether as satisfactory as
any of us would desire. Still there is so much
in the Society's history to he thankful for, that
we would be indeed wanting in gratitude if we
failed to acknowledge it, and so long as the
Society is maintained I say that we should be
grossly ungrateful if at tbese annual meetings
we had not among our other resolutions one
expressive of thankfulness to Almighty GOD
for the blessings he has bestowed on us ; and
although you have been told that there is a
great deal to be ashamed of, that we have fallen
very far short of our duty, it does not in the least
take away from the fact that we do owe a debt
of gratitude to GOD. We should be forgetting
the good gifts which He has bestowed on the
Society if we fail to see, and failed to say that
there are real and substantial reasons for thank-
fulness to Almighty GOD. The present invest.
ments of the Society are all in good securities
and bearing an average interest of nearly 5 o/o
with about 13,500 capital. This of course is
not a slender sum for the Society to raise even
after twenty years of exertion. It is perfectly
true that in the initiation of this Society some
of us expected to raise 20,000 in that time,
and it is equally true that if the members of
the Church had done their duty we should be
able now to present a better balance sheet.
Therefore, while there is cause for thankful-
ness, there is also cause for regret and for self
reproach for every one of us. We need not re-
proach each other, let each one reproach him-
self or herself, and ask if he has done or she
has done all he or she could. I, for my part,
plead guilty, and I am afraid that most of us
must plead guilty in this respect. The resolu-
tion goes on to state that we acknowledge with
devout thankfulness to Almighty GOD the
measure of success which he has been pleased to
bestow on this Society. We should not only be
unthankful, we should be very'ungrateful if we

failed to thank GOD for his blessings. I think for many years more amongst us. (Loud ap-
the figures which have been read to you have plause.)
been encouraging certainly. The Society has HoN. T. J. WADSON. Your Excellency, Ladies
during the last few years covered a good deal and Gentlemen : Your Excellency has announced
of ground. It has made advances which a few that THE SPEAKER will move the third resolution,
years ago it had not made for various reasons I do not quite know how that term came to be
and conditions affecting the welfare of the applied to the office of the presiding member of
Society. Now as regards these figures if you the British House of Commons and the Colonial
will compare them with what they were a few Assemblies, but it sometimes happens, Your Ex-
years ago it may well strike you as being en- cellency, as in the present instance, that THE
couraging. In 1885 ten years ago the aggre- SPEAKER is not always a Speaker. I think this is
gate parochial subscriptions in the various the first time I have had the honour of moving the
parishes amounted to only 116 13 3. In the resolution that has been entrusted to me to-night,
year just passed they were 170 11 2. That is and I find it rather a full one as it contains three
satisfactory, but unfortunately in some of the points. I will read it :
parishes there has been a falling off during the That the Treasurer's Accounts to 28th In-
last few years. In others there has been a stant, having been duly audited, be passed and that
marked increase, which very much more than the thanks of the Society be tendered to its
compensated for that falling off. Of course it Officers for their services during the past year,,
is very sad to see that in any of the parishes and that the following gentlemen be requested
the contributions are becoming lower, and al- to serve on the Committee for the current year:--
though there are very few in that predicament, William S Barr, Forster M Cooper, Nathaniel A
th re is enough in the figures to show that Cooper, Richard F Cooper, John S Darrell, Hon R
there is either a lack of zeal, or a lack of means D Darrell, Joseph C Dickinson, Hon T N Dill, J
or both, in those parishes, which is very much John Fowle, John A Frith, Reginald Gray, Alpheus
to be deplored. I do not wish to attribute it J Hill, Marischal S Hunt, Charles V Ingham, 0 T
*entirely to lack of zeal, as it may be partly due Middleton, J Scott Pearman, Thomas J Pearman,
to local circumstances. But on the whole the Clarence Peniston, W R Perinchief, Thomas S
report is satisfactory. The gentleman who Reid, Hon JH Trimingham, Hon Thomas J Wad-
preceded me expressed himself as being very son, Hon W H Wilkinson."
much pleased to find that Pembroke had nearly With respect to the first part of the resolution
ove-rtaken Paget in its contributions to the that the Treasurer's accounts having been duly
Society and as he is a Pembrokite now I trust audited be passed, of course there can be no ques-
that he will use his zeal not only to overtake tion that having been duly audited, and found
Paget but to beat it by a long way. For my correct they should be passed immediately. As
own part although glad to see Paget where it the particulars of the accounts have been referred
is, I am very proud to see that Pembroke has to by previous speakers I need not say anything
recovered so much lost ground during the past more with regard to them, but may pass at once
year. In some of the other parishes the ad- to the second part of the resolution, which is, that
vance has been maintained as well. As regards the thanks of the Society be tendered to the offi-
Smiths' and Hamilton parish it is hardly worth cers for their services during the past year. One
while to remark on them, the contrast is most of the officers of this Society, Your Excellency, is
remarkable. The contributions from Hamilton the Archdeacon, to whom reference has been made
parish were 3 10 0 in 1885 ; and last year they by previous speakers. But I must refer to the
were 18 2 0 more than seven time as great, Archdeaconagain from the fact that we so much
and in Smiths' the subscriptions have more regret his absence to-night. I have been privi-
than doubled in the same period. Devonshire leged to be one of his congregation from the very
unfortunately has shown a falling off, but cir- first day of his induction into the living of Paget
cumstances have very much changed in De- and Warwick down to the present time and I
vonshire in the last ten years, and I certainly therefore feel that I may be aVowed to say that
think that every one will in all fairness attri- his services to the congregations of the churches
bute that falling off to change in circumstances which he has chiefly served, and to the Church in
and not to change of mind, or to any lack of Bermuda as a whole have been of such a nature as
interest in the Society's work. Though some to enshrine his memory in the hearts of everyone
of the parishes have fallen off, on the whole of the Church of England in Bermuda. (Loud
the advance is satisfactory. Notwithstanding Applause.) I trust that his present illness is only
the fact that we have been told there is much of a passing nature that he may soon be sufficient-
to be done that has not been done, there is still ly restored to health to labour, as I know he will
ground for thankfulness. We have nothing to like to do, and as he has always done before. The
pride or plume ourselves on, but we have a great next officer to whom I will venture to refer partic-
deal to thank GOD for. If the contributions ularly is the Treasurer, Mr. Reginald Gray, whose
are not all they ought to be, there is still quite accounts tre, we have been told, accurately kept,
a sufficient substantial advance to warrant me and I wilt say also very,satisfactorily kept, because
in asking every member of the Society here the results have been satisfactory. Tne Society
present, to join with me in offering up a tribute has in the Treasurer an officer most efficient, and
of thankfulnes- to Almighty GOD forthe mea.- one who is ever ready to tar:e advantage of every
sure of success which he has been plea-..l to, opportunity to improve the investments of the
bestow on., this Society, and also to join in a So.iety. We have had sufficient evidence of this
l.rh-ier for a continuance of the divine blessing even during the past few days. The Treasurer
on this work. (Loud applause.) gives his time, which is very valuable, and his
Talents for the furthering of the interests of the
The REV. GEORGE TUCHER, Rector of ilarn- Society as far as opportunities offer. The other
ilton and Smith's said :- officers of the Society, Your Excellency, are His
Your Excellency, L Ladies and en- Lordship the Bishop, the President; the H-anour-
tlemen: It give me very great pleasure an to able and Learned Attorney General, the Snior
second the Rgvesolution which has been soabl Vice President ; and Mr. William S Birr, who
second the Resoution which has be n storey ably i joint Secretary with the ArchJeafon. I feel
moved by the Honourable the Attorney gene sure ha these gentlemen will pardon my naming
ral. It is a very great thing I am sure to come the Treasurer and Archdeacon particularly, as I
after a speaker like the Attorney General ,who am confident that they are quite ready to accord
treats his subject so very fully and eloquently the chief places to the two officers named forth
that like charity, he covers a multitude of sins the chief places to the two officers named for the
nthalike charity, he covers amultitude ofeIa services rendered by them in their respective capa-
in his successor. I do not think i need r(ad cities. At the same time we have also to record
again the resolution which has already been our thanks to His Lordship the Bishop, whose
read to you, but I may say that it is an acknow- duty it is to preside at the meetings, who always
ledgment of our thankfulness to Almighty GOD does so with the marked affability for which he is
for the success achieved by the Society in the so well known. The next part of the resolution is
past, and also a prayer that His blessing may that the following gentlemen be requested to serve
be continued to us in the future. Now, ladies on the Committee for the following year. This
and gentlemen, a resolution like this has I leaflet which I hold in my hand has had inserted
think been adopted at every public meeting of in it in some peculiar way a "form of bequest" in-
the Society, not, I hope, as merely the repeti- stead of the names of the proposed members of the
tion of a stereotyped form, as something per- committee. I am not myself responsible for that
functory which we think we ought to do, but mistake, but it may be a sort of reminder to the
as really our heartfelt expression of sincere members of the Committee of what they are ex-
thankfulness to that GOD who we believe rules pected to do for the benefit of the Society in dis-
over and takes care of his Church. Now I posing of their estate, (laughter), and therefore in
really do think that we have a great deal to be that respect it may not be altogether unfitting,
thankful to GOD for. With regard to the past The following are the names of the gentlemen pro-.
of the Society, I do not believe in pessimism, posed as member of the Committee for the current
and I would rather take the lines which Mr. year :-William S Barr, Forster M Cooper, Nath-
Middleton took just now. I do not believe in aniel A Cooper, Richard F Cooper, John S Dar-
looking at the dark side of everything, and I rell, Hon R D Darrell, Joseph C Dickinson, Hon
think as we look back we really have a great J.' N Dill, John Fowle, John A Frith, Reginald
deal to thank GOD for, as the Attorney General Gray, Alpheus J Hill, Marischal S Hunt, Charles
said. GOD has blessed us and GOD has enabled V Ingham, 0 T Middleton, J Scott Pearman,
us to do a good deal in the past, and I am sure Thomas J Pearman, Clarence Peniston, W R Per-
that GOD will bless us in the future, and enable inehief, Thomas S Reid, Hon J l Trimingham,
us to do a great deal more. Consider the cir Thomas J Wadson, Hon W H Wilkinson. I do
cumstances under which the Society has work- not think I need say more, Your Excellency, with
ed in the past. We have been in existence respect, to the resolution I have the honour of
about twenty years now, but there have been offering, but simply to ask all present to give them
some peculiar circumstances which I think their support, to pass the Treasurer's accounts, to
have prejudically affected this Society. You offer your most hearty thanks for the services of
know Bermuda is a little place and corn- officers during the past year, andfto elect the gen-
paratively poor, and our people generally, and tlemea named for the corning year. (Applause.)
especially the farming population, have been Jn DARRELL, Es., M, C. P Your Ex-
steadily getting poorer for several years, and Jel Ddies and Getlemen: I have much
besides that, as you know, the Church Society celleny, Ladies aseconding the resolution proposed byn: I have much
had to struggle against considerable opposition. Pleasure in who has econdingust taken his seat. I thinkproposed by
Now I think we may say with great deal of gra- gentleman who has just take in his seat. Ing thinkat part
titude to GOD, that the opposition has nearly if we should be perfectly safe in adopting that part
.f it which relates to the accounts, because the ac-

not entirely died out. (Applause.) I do not ou-ts havebeenauditedandfound orrectbyaudi-
know that I can take a very comprehensive counts have been audited and found correct by audi-
know that I Chu rch of England in Berm uda, tors appointed at a meeting of a Committee of the
butview of the Churhoking at my on parishes IEngland may say that Society a short time ago, and therefore those pres-
but looking at my own parish them, these I may say tha church people in et cannot go far astray if they accept and endorse
if I Berman judge from them, the church people the that part of the resolution that the thanks of the
Bermuda are looking more favourably on, the Society be tendered to the Officers for their ser-
Church Society to-day than they ever did be- vices during the past year, I am afraid that most
fore, and are willing to give more than ever of us scarcely give serious consideration to, or
before. i think this is a great deal to be thank- realize how much the Society owes to the exertions
ful for, and I hop it is a bright omen for the o its Officers The officers of the past years hAve
future, and, Your Excellency, I think we have ben officers for many years past, and the So-i.ty
brighter days before us. As Mr. Mill.let.o> is very materially indebted to those gentlemen for
says, the Bermuda Produce Exchange is going the success which has been attained up to the
to make us all very rich, and I hope that a present time. The heavy wheels of machinery
little side stream from the river of prosperity will not keep moving unless the details and minor
may flow into the coffers of the Bermuda wheels are looked after, and it is the details of the
Church Society. (Applause.) Now for all Soeiety that the officers have continually to give
this I think we have reason to be greatful to attention to. When we reflect that many of these
GOD, but, with regard to the future, we must officers are gentlemen who hold positions of great
remember this, that GOD helps those only who responsibility in the community and whose time is
help themselves. If we would have GOD's absorbed almost entirely by the duties that they have
blessing, let us make ourselves worthy of it to perform, especially our Treasurer, whose time is
They pray best, remember, who work the most. very much taken up with his profession, yet he
And therefore in the future let us all try to has not failed in any detail or any particular, nor
work together better than we have done for have I ever known him to be absent from any of
the Bermuda Church Society, for, believe me, the Society's meetings. And I have known many
that with it is bound up most intimately the instances where it has been a very great inconve-
welfare of the Church itself in this Colony. I nience to him to attend, and no doubt many of the
would like before I sit down as being I believe other officers also have been and frequently are
the only rector who is going to speak to-night, inconvenienced by it. We can often find those
to express my very deep sorrow for the absence who are willing to accept positions of responsibili-
of the Archdeacon. I am sure that Mr. Regi- ty but who neglect to perform their duties with
nald Gray will not mind my saying that I the assiduity and care that the present officers have
would much rather have had the Archdeacon done. To lace before you this evening the com-
himself to read the Report. (Applause.) All prehensive summary of the accounts which you
the clergy of the Church of England in Ber- are now called upon to accept has involved a great
muda regard the Archdeacon with very warm deal of work and trouble. The responsibility con-
affection, and I am very sorry indeed that the nected with those funds is heavy and considerable,
reason for his not being here is that he is too and censure would be incurred,-which no doubt
ill to be present. I hope that GOD may restore would be liberally bestowed,-if any mismanage-
him to such health as will enable him to labour ment of those funds should arise. It is all very

well for us to come here year and year and hear
the reports read, and go through the form of pro-
posing that the accounts be passed, but few real-
ize the great trouble, the anxiety and amount of
time that is taken up in preparing and placing in
condensed form those accounts as they reach us
here, so I think we ought to cordially accept this
resolution. Something was said just now by the
Solicitor General to the effect that he should be
glad if some person would get up an argument and
oppose him in anything that he had said on behalf
of the Church Society. But the Honble. Gentle.
man will not find in this room many who
are opposed to the success of the Bermuda
Church Society. The opponents of the Society
do not attend these meetings but they are
frequently met by the officers of the Society, and
they have the opposition to contend with. Our
Treasurer has been very active in this respect at
the parochial meetings and fortunately hii profes-
sion enables him to talk very successfully to those
who oppose the Society, and we are fortunate in
having an officer of that sort to advoc at the,
claims of the Society. The Rev. Mr. Tucker said
that he thought the opposition to the Bermuda
Church Society had nearly died out. Well, he is,
I think, very near right; it certainly has died out
in the livings over which the reverend gentleman
himself presides, or at all events in riamilton
parish, as I can answer for. Up to a yeir or two
ago there were some who professed t) be and who,
I believe, really were friends of the Church. great
friends of the Church, but who professed to have
great misgivings about the advantages likely to
accrue to the Church through the formation of the
Bermuda Church Society. They either voluntari-
ly 'abstained or else were prevented by various-
causes from visiting the meetings of the Society,
where they could have heard the arguments in
favor of it; and they, therefore, allowed certain
prejudices to take possession of their minds with-
out giving themselves the opportunity of hearing
the truth about the Bermuda Church Society;.
consequently they laboured under impressions
that induced them to say and do many things that
injured the Society. The minds of many of these
gentlemen have been changed by the last local
meeting in Hamilton parish. There they heard,
for the first time probably, the Church Society's
objects explained, and gradually the position of
the Society has been very materially changed. I
think an outcome of that, according to the state-
ment made by the Treasurer just now, if I remem-
ber correctly, is that Hamilton parish contributed.
to the Bermuda Church Society more last j ear
than ever before. Another cause that has weaken-
ed the opposition in that neighbourhood is the
efforts of our rector. He is probably one of the
most active members of the Bermuda Church
Society and his influence has been very ardently
exercised in its behalf. I have no hesitation what-
ever in ascribing to him the removal of a great
deal of the opposition to the Society in the two
parishes I have referred to. I therefore second
the resolution and ask those present to endorse it.
I am very glad to be here at this meeting this.
evening, but I regret very much to 'see that many
of those who used to attend these meetings are
absent from it, among the rest the Ven. Archdeac-
on to whom this Soci-ty owes to a great extent its
existence and success. I have almost been induced
to stay away from these meetings myself because I
am so often called upon to second some resolution,
which is very easy for our Treasurer and others to
do with very great facility, but it is almost enough
to keep me from coming. There ars many young.
er members present that ought to be cal'el upon
to do eouiething instead. (Applause.)
Mr. C. V. INGHAM-Your Excellency, My
Lord, Ladies and Gentlemen: I have been asked
to move a resolution which I am sure will meet
with the approval of 'everyone in this room.
Through the courtesy of the Bermuda Mechanics'
Association we have had "the free use of this hall
for several years without any charge, and the
same privilege has been extended to us to-night.
The Church in Bermuda, especially our own Trini-
ty congregation, has cause to be very thankful to
the Mechanics for their generosity in giving us
the free use of their hall, and I am perfectly sure
that every one feels indebted to them. I will there-
fore move the resolution.
"That the cordial thanks of the, Society be
tendered to the members of the Bermuda Mechan.
ics' Beneficial Association for their continued
kindness in placing their Hall at the disposal
of the Society for this meeting free of charge."
Before the resolution is put I would like to say
a few words with regard to church work in Pem-
broke parish. Since I have been resident here I
have observed very closely the work of the Church
in this parish, and those who are at all familiar
with the situation of the Church of England in-
Pembroke parish and in Devonshire, will know
that upwards of three thousand people, nearly 3,400-
people, are under the separate charge of the Rector
of Pembroke. Now I maintain that the work im-
posed on the Rector is far more than one man cam
do, and I would like to have a curate obtained for
him. (Applause.) Pembroke parish is the largest
parish in Bermuda and it ought to be the centre of
churchworkr and I am perfectly sure that the
church people have never realized what they owe
to the people in this parish. (Applause.) I feel
sure that the time has come when the church
ought to be doing more for the people than it has-
done in the past. I refer particularly to the grow-
ing village on the North shore without a place of
worship. If we can succeed in getting a curate
for the rector a mission church might be built in
that neighbourhood and services might be held
there to meet the local want, and more frequent
services could be held in the parish church. I

merely throw out these hints in the hope that
something way turn up that will lead churchmen
to consider this very important matter. (Applause.}
MB. REGINALD GRAY said-Your Excellency,
My Lord, Ladies and Gentlemen : I did not intend
to trouble you with a speech to-night after reading
that long report, but in consequence of the inabil-
ity of the Rector of St. George's to attend, on ac-
count of a severe cold some change had to be
made in the order of the speakers, and Mr Middle-
ton having kindly seconded the first resolution in
Mr Lightbourn's stead, it now devolves on me tos
take the place which would have been more ably
filled by Mr Middleton in seconding this resolu-
tion. I need hardly say anything on the subject
after the remarks of the previous speaker. Of
course it is the most fortunate thing for us, that
by the courtesy of the members of the B. M. B.
Association, we have such a fine hall to meet in,
and it is a source of especial gratification
to me to see such a number present,
when I remember the meagre attend-
ance that we used to have at the Court Jtiouu.
when these annual meetings were held in the day-
time. We have a great many more people here at
the evening meetings and I hope that there are
some at all events who lay to heart what they hear.
I have said many times that if I- could only im-
press on the mind of every member of the Church
of England in Bermuda the conviction which is so
strongly impressed on my own as to the necessity
for this work money would flow in so plentifully
that we need no longer hold these annual meet-
ings for the purpose of appealing to Ithe people.
In such case I am quite certain that we could
have taken up the whole of the channel loan, in-
stead of securing only a comparatively small part
of it. At present it is difficult to find a profitable
investment abroad, but fortunately we have been.
(Conclusion on second page.)