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D.M. Lee
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
-v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
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/f~l Ti^i'AL t Y1


VOL. LXXVII.-No. 18.

Special Correspondence to the
"Royal Gazette."
New York City,
Thursday, Feb. 25th, 1904.
By the ratification of the Panama Canal Treaty
in the United States Senate on Tuesday afternoon
by a vote of 66 to 14, the building of this great
interoceanic waterway and a realization of the
" dream of the centuries" is at last assured. It
will change the commercial map of the world atid
it is a present which the Unite 1 States Govern-
ment intends to make to all the nations. The
ratification of the treaty without amendment
makes the instrument operative in both countries
as soon as its ratifications are formally exchanged.
This can be done immediately in Washington.
There is now presented to Congress Another duty.
That is the enactment of legislation confirming
the appropriations in the Spoouer canal act for
the payment of Panama and the new canal com-
pany. In addition, there must be framrd an act
for the government of the canal zone. This zone
is ten miles wide, and extends from the Carib-
bean to the Pacific. Its approximate area is 500
square miles. To this zone the Republic of Pan-
ama has granted to the United States in perpet-
uity use, occupation and control." To this
concession there is no limitation. The same
grant is made to the United States of lands and
waters outside the zone that may be necessary
and convenient for the construction, mainten-
ance, occupation, sanitation and protection"
of the canal and its auxiliaries. This grant
is the same as'if it were the sovereignty of
the territory, and expressly excludes the
exercise by Panama of any authority whatever.
The exceptions are the cities and harbours
of Panama and Colon. But even within
their limits the- United States has the right of
eminent domain and of enforcing sanitation, in-
cluding sewage and water supply. Panama agrees
to enforce all sanitary ordinances of the United
States. It alio grants to the United States the
right to preserve order in these cities. These
treaty concessions throw at once upon the United
States the responsibility for the regulation and
control of all the inhabitants within the strip of
the canal and for the care of the immense future
increase of its population-an increase which in
daily labour alone will soon amount to 40,000
human beings. It is undesirable that this strip
should be under military rule. The canal com-
mission created by the Spooner Act is made in
general terms the agent of the President cf the
United States for constructing the canal. That
implies all powers of government over the strip.
But these powers may be more specifically assign-
ed and divided by Congress. The treaty provides
for a joint commission to adjudicate damages.
This commission is to be composed of two repre-
sentatives from each government, and of an um-
pire. The'e are the only provisions thus fanr
made for the govei unment of the strip.
The provisions of the Bill introduced by Sena-
tor Kittredge, a member of the committee on in-
terobeanic canals, have been largely anticipated.
This measure will serve merely as a text for dis-
cussion in the Senate, and as the suggestion out
of which will be evolved a more elaborate
Bill. The principal feature of this Bill is
the creation of a second commission of three
members with power to legislate for and govern
the zone similar to that exercised by the Philip-
pine Commission. This is objected to on account
of the multication of commissions and the possi-
bility of a conflict of authority.
It is probable that a bill will he made to grant
legislative and executive authority in the zone to
the canal commission. Its legislative power will
be limited so as to guarantee the bill of rights to
all inhabitants of the zone. All laws of Pan-
ama not in conflict with the constitution
and laws of the United Sates will be ex-
tended to the zone. The beginning of a
system of judiciary is established in the joint
commission for damages provided by the treaty,
whose functions are confined to that one purpose.
It will be necessary to create a system of local
judiciary. Measures to this effect have already
been taken by the Government of Panama, which
may prove acceptable to the United States. The
new system, however, must conform to American
ideas as to purity of the courts. Some measures
of local self-government will doubtless be granted
to towns and villages, but their sanitary regula-
tion will be kept sharply up to the American
standard. It is believed that there will be no
difficulty in perfecting this legislation. There
will be no factions opposition by the Democrats.
Senator Bailey, of Taxes, said yesterday : Now
that the treaty has been ratified we who oppose it
will raise no debate in the Senate except such as
will co-operate toward the evolution of any legis-
lation necessary for going ahead with the canal.
We are as enthusiastic for its construction as vie
were determined in our previous criticism:."
The President has made much progress in secur-
ing the men lie desires to seive on the canal
commission that it is now certain that he can send
all seven nominations to the Senate this week.
William Nelson Cromwell, the attorney for the
French Company in the long negotiations which
have not at last culminated successfully, says that
while considerable work remains to be done in the
transfer of so extensive a property to the United
States, there is not the slightest possibility of a
hitch of any kind. Mr. Cromwell will start for
Paris soon, and the President w ill doubtless in-
struct the newly appointed canal commission to
attend to American interests in the property trans-
fer, in the examination of vouchers and lists, and
in checking up inventories. It will be recalled
that an arrangement was made bly which the
French company will be compensated for the work
which has been continued from the time of the
negotiation until now in order to prevent injuries
to the incomplete canal. This can be decided by
arbitration, if not by direct agreement.
The long-time friends of the Panama route are
naturally jubilant over the final victory. A predic-
tion ten years ago that this route would have been
the one finally chosen would have found few sup-
porters in public life. All the patriotic" feeling
was enlisted for the Nicaragus as the "American
route." The successive steps by which this current

of opinion has been turned constitute a monumen-
tal triumph of American good sense. The sagacious
management of the Walker commission, which
used the Nicaragus route as a foil to keep down the
demands of the French owners of the Panama
route, even to the point of recommending it, and
then at the opportune moment, turned with all the
commission's batteries in favour of the Panaman
route, has proved a shrewd piece of diplomacy.
This strategy, however, would have failed, but
for the strong support it immediately found in
Congress from such senators as Ianuna, Spooner,
Allison and Lodge. The terms of the Spooner
compromise were so skillfully drawn that friend
of Nicaragua could vote for it thinking they wer
votion for their own route, as Mr. Hepburn o


Iowa asserted in the House that he believed to be
the case.. One cf the longest of legislative battles
is thus over, including its more recent history in
connection with treaties with Colombia and Pa-
nama respectively.
A regiment of United States regulars has been
ordered to duty on the isthmus. They will leave
as soon as possible and will relieve the marines
now stationed on the canal territory. (
President PI,'oeielt has received in.ny sugges- a
tions, oral and written, from persons interested in t
the Santo Domingo 'complication. Representa- p
tives of the Morales element, backed by influen- b
ential business men in New York, Boston, and
elsewhere, have asked that the United States s
would interfere to the extent of establishing on s
the islain a stable government, such as the Unit- (
ed States has established in Cuba. At present tie t
revolutions on the island are so many that it is
impossible for the people to bring about any-
thing like a constitutional or permanent go-
verument. The United States, it is sugges-
ted, should establish a form of election, and
take charge of the insular custom houses, and
financial operations during a certain period, at c
least. The President, it is said, is now in consul-
tation with other persons with a view to sending
a proper man to Santo Domingo to look th ground
over, and advise the Administration of the precise
conditions there, and forecast the chances of suc-
cess of such a policy as is proposed, were the
United States to undertake it.
American business interests in Santo Domingo
are calling loudly for action by the United States
Government. At the same time the Administra-
tion authorities realize that this is a somewhat
critical subject to approach on the verge of a Presi-
dential campaign by an Administration which is
already charged with undue activity in foreign
The promoters of the Imperial Floating Ex-
hibition have chartered for their purpose the
large Elder-Dempster Line steamer Lake Megan-
tic. The vessel is a three-masted steel steamer of
3,243 lionri-'net. She is rigged as a topsail schooner
and has a length of 439 feet. The ship is lighted
by electricity. For a time she was employed in
the Canadian Pacific Railway's Atlantic line of
steamers between Canada and Great Britain.
Since April of last year she has been laid up at
Avonmouth and for sale. The object of the Im-
perial Floating Exhibition was explained in the
Royal Gazette recently. The Lake Megantic will
fit out at London and will leave there on her
cruise on April 27th.
-British residents of Boston who intend estab-
lishing a steamship line between Boston and tilhe
Congo by way of Madeira, have written to the
State Department of Canada at Ottawa asking
as to the prospects of trade with Canada St
John, New Brunswick, probably will be selected
as the Canadian port for the line.
D. A. Ansell, Mexican Consul-General at Mon-
treal, is in Mexico conferring with officials of his
Government regarding the project to establish a
line of steamships to ply between the ports of
Canada and Mexico. Both the Canadian and
Mexican Government will grant the new line libe-
ral subsidies in order to build up the trade be-
tween the two countries.
An important and significant order was issued
at Halifax last week at the instance of Major-Gen-
eral Sir Charles Parsons, Commander-in..Chief of
the Imperial forces in Canada. It calls for the
manm ing of all the fortifications in the harbour
by el ey available mau of the Royal Garrison Ar-
tillery. The men are under orders to leave the
city for the forts for three days' manoeuvres.
A summons of the above nature coming as it
does in the midst of winter with the roads leading
to the various fortifications banked with snow,
together with the fact that two Europen powers
are at war with each other, will have the tendency
of leading many to believe that England is pre-
paring for possible eventualities. When an officer
of the Royal Artillery was asked what the mean-
ing of it all was, he said :
It means very much. We do not know when
Britain may be compelled to take a hand in the
war game now' in progress between Russia and
Japan. We are certainly getting ready for any
emergency that may arise.
The orders were given to man the forts simply
to ascertain if everything is is in working order
and to remedy any defects considered necessary,
identically the same thing that would be done if
our nation were engaged in actual warfare, and
we wanted to be ready in case an enemy should
loom up. All the guns will be thoroughly exam-
ined, and, as stated, if anything is found unwork-
able it will be remedied. The men will be kept
at it for three days and will occupy their positions
at the gun as if they had been called out for actual
warfare. Every gun will be discharged and thor-
oughly tested, and when the men leave at thIe end
of the manouvres everything will be in readiness
for practical use."
The public is accustomed to thlnk of gas as still
the leading illuminant, but while this is probably
true in Europe, in the United States tlie sceptre
of light has definitely passed go electricity. Ac-
cording to a leading Electrical Journal the figures
just issued by the United States census office are,
indeed, startling. Gas had nearly seventy-five
years' start over its competitor, but it now appears
to be decidedly in second place. Yet there is no
denying the fact that the introduction of the bril-
liant electric light has stimulated the use of gas.
There are now close upon 4,000 electric light cen-
tral stations in America, but by the census of 1900
there were then only 877 gas plants, and the
number was not growing perceptibly. The gas
plants ,;ere earning an income of $75,000,000.
Last year the central stations earned $85,000,000.
The costof construction and equipment of both was
over $500,000,000. Gas employed 22,400 men
and electric light 23.300. But this is only

half the story. It is estimated that there are
over 50,000 isolated electric light plants in
this country, and that they represents many
lamps as do the central stations. New York
City has 1,000 of them, and some, like
that in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, would
run many an ambitious young city Hence the
figures against gas are doubled in most respects.
The 20,000,000 incandescent lamps burning
nightly become 40,000,000. The 400,000 arc
3 laump-Shelly's insistent sisters of the day"-
become 800,000. Were it not for the universal
r use of the gas stove and the prevalence of the gas
engine, one marvels what would have become of
e the illuminant of our fathers. Such is the pace
f (Continued on Supplement.)

St. Petersburg, Feb 213-' officer c..niiind-
ng at Vladivostock iepoi, ti 0at on FIi "2rl,
early in the morning,rte ii ,, (ie .i eeii hiips
were seen south of the i-l.iini, They di-:,ppeaired
on the horizon in the t venin
Seoul, Feb 26-The Iorea. go...i ninuent hia de-
cided to order the Kor. in tA -s.4i j.-in t .r.. Jap-
anese in the field. The pl W 14l' Wiju ,i. opened
o foreign trade yesterday h- li-i.iiui.iin. to) be
placed on trade and oth!i, r iAt'l it, .ital nii iti- will
be passed later.
Aden, Feb. 26.-A I'n-- in itle,!o I .-tioyer
stopped and boarded thli I'.'-i*.-' i. ainti \ mbas-
sa in the Red Sea on F.-b "2-: A .l--i iin i ficer
examinedd her papers, :,It.-i '4*ih -eIn %;.- allowed
to proceed.
St. Petersbhurg, Fel). ',--TIi.-C/.zir has conferred
upon General Kuropatl-in a ili:aniind insignia of
the Order of St. Alexanle'i Nev-ki, accompanied
by an autograph letter frri' li 'l.Majesty, refer-
riun in complimentary ti ini tho General Kuropat-
kin's self sacrificing rer.diine* to a'Tcept the diffi-
cult post of Military C'nm.lntlr-in Chief in Man-
churia. 4 .
St. Petersburg VF-!.. 2ri-A-.ecrii'.'. to inform-
ation received b %rll iIf fo iitd military men the
Russian army ini i ,tMiidtil to operate in
Korea will consi-t if iin .1.ance guard of two
regiments of Sibhr ian -lii p-iooiel s, and a Van-
guard of sixteen rO._im-:;ts of inf.ain y with 96
inicek-Giiini guns ithrete iitrties of mountain guns
and a corresponding f,<.ie (' cavalry. The main
body will consist of 40 regitments including Cos-
sack cavalry with 300 guns. It is added that no
important military operation will be possible be-
fore the melting of the ice ind that the present
operations will be conlined :o the necessary pre-
London, Feb. 27-Official Russian and other
despatches show that there has-been a succession
of attacks or demonstrations by the Japanese at
Port Arthur probably 'nitlet.ken with the inten-
tion of covering or plipai It; for a Japanese land-
ing elsewhere and po-nlily oith the hope of con-
flicting further danimge 0-n 'lith h tu-.ian warships
and increasing the d niioral ',iion onf the Russian
forces. Little darnamge t-' iLllitted oil either
side although the .-. patcl.h eat e the exact situa-
tion at Port Arthur in, srum on-curity. A report-
ed landing of Japau ,e at. PoSi-it Pay, near Vladi-
vostock has not been contfinuel.
The Shanghai conespnmilentr f thr Daiy Tele-
graph asserts that P.,,'t D.iyk i- IL ing evacuated
by the Russian.-. This ci.rin.-p-Iendnt repeats that
the Russians hare only nupplites for 5 months at
Port Arthur and says a large unulier of Japaneso
transports have irturnrned eo Na,askki where they
are busily engm-.,l, in t.ildirki,. more troops to
be taken to the vic1m1ny omi'rt lalny. Over 40
transports have i-fIt i isice Feb. 10th and
still a larger etni..rkatin las h>-eei proceeding
front ii.j li -- ti..i'-' \ on the Inlund sea.
rTjino 1nd 14 aio the roi r.'-.iidernt concludes will
be the Army and Navy headquarters during the

New York, Feb. 26-The Berlin correspondent
of the Herald says Austria expects to have to
intervene in the Balkans in co-operation with
Russia and orders have been issued to prepare for,
the mobilisation of the Army. Military Railway
and Transport Officers have been already appoint-
ed. A telegram from Belgrade announced that
there is no truth in the Constantinople despatches
saying the Albanian revolt, had been crushed, on
the contrary it is spreading daily. It is reported
the Turkish --overnaie-nt is again concentrating
largemasses of troops on the Servian frontier.
Buenos, Ayres, Feb. 26.-15,000 employees of
the Buenos Ayres Rosarie Railroad have gone on
strike and troops are guarding the line.
Port Said, Feb. 26.-The U. S. Torpedo boat
Flotilla escorted by the lhtlu'i., left here to-day on
its way to Manila.
London, Feb. 26.-The King has approved the
appointment of Lord Plunket as Governor and
Commande-in-Chief of New Zealand in succession
to the Earl of Ranfurleigh whose term of office
had expired.
London, Feb. 26.-Lord Merpeth, Unionist,
was elected to Parliament from South Birming-
ham to-id.y, to fill the seat made vacant by the
recent death of Mr. Joseph Howell Williams (Lib-
eral Unionist.) The vote was Lord Morpeth
(Unionist) 5299, Hurst Hoiiwell (Liberal) 2223.
Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 26-The worst conflagra-
tion in the history of Rochester broke out this
morning in the basement of thile Rochester Dry
Goods Company's Stores at 156 .Main Stre( t, East.
Within an hour after being discovered, the fire
had spread to the big granite building occupied by
the firm of Sibley Lindsay and Curr and by hun-
dreds of business and professional men. Flames
also spread to the buildings in the rear of the
gti.iite block. The loss is estimated at about
cl,", ',000, most of which will fall upon the Sil-
hey Lindsay and Curr Company, the Beadle and
Sherburne Company, the Rochester Dry Goods
Company, and the Walkover Shoe Company.
The loss to business offices in the granite building
cannot be estimated.
London, Feb 26-It is declared that there will
be a dissolution 01 Parliament within six weeks
and if as expected the Liberals are returned to
power Ils Majesty will summon Lrd, Spi-ncer to
form a Cabinet. Those who are 1)est intoriied on
political matters anticipate that the will
not only win easily but estimate that the ma-
jority may be as high as 150. The Governnmen.t's
majorities have been falling gradually ever since
the commencement of the present session of Parlia-
ment. A majority of 51 out of a nominal 120 or
thereabouts was all that the Government could
muster after a debate of one week on such an im-
portant point of its pt t'icy as the fiscal question.
A similar small majority saved the Government
from defeat on the Army question, while last
night it could only show a m:.rj' ity of 14 against
an apposition amendment, reducing the important
supplementary navy vote.
The opposition factions have been gradually
healing their differences, and their constant at-
tabks upon the government have shown rapidly
increasing strength. The decision of the Govern-
inen aginsttheIris Unversty ill ompete

ment against the Irish University Bill completed
the alineation of the Nationalists, and Mr. John
Redmond's followers decided at a meeting yester-
day to vote with the Liberals to defeat the Gov-
ernment at the first opportunity. The resign.
tion of the Duke of Devonshire proved a shatter-
ing blow to the already weakened Balfour Cabin
et, and his subsequent repudiation of everything
in the nature of a departure from Great Britain's
free trade policy assisted materially in bringing
together the various factions opposed to the pres
ent administration, and deciding the Free Foot
Liberal Unionists to at last abstain from activE
support of the Ministers.
New Yo-k, Feb, 27.-Weather clear, temp. 20
winds northerly, snow turning to rain predicted.


4 .

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Sl U cll I ~L y l Cl fying as Libby's Luncheon meats.
There are many delicious ways Libby's Peerless Dried Beef, Potted and Deviled Ham
Chicken Loaf andoVeal Loafuhn
can b serve d for Lunche oa Libby's (Natural Flavor) Food Products
Send for our book, "How to Make Good Things to Eat."
Libby's Atlas of the World sent postpaid for five 2c stamps.
Libby, McNeill & Libby, Chicago, U. S. A.

London, Feb 27-England v. Australia (cricket)
-England, 1st innings, 249, Knight 70 not out,
Brand 39 ; Australia, 114 for five wickets, Duff
47, Hill 43
London, Feb. 25.-The naval estimates submit-
ted to Parliamentlyesterday called for a total ex-
penditure of 36,889,000.
Victoria, Feb. 26.-By order just received from
the Admiralty theCanadian Pacific steamships of
the Empress line, plying between Victoria and
Oriental ports, have shipped their six inch guns
and are now armed cruisers.
Cherbourg, Feb. 26-A contingent of French
colonial troops is being organised for service in
Peshawar, Feb. 25-It is"'re orted that the
Ameer's boundary pillars on the Afghan-Turkes-
tan border have been destroyed by Russians.




MRS. SWAN begs to tendi-e her thanks to the
Army, Navy. American and Bernmudian visitors
for the liberal patronage extended to her for past
years, and hopes by her courtesy and promptness
to merit a continuance of the same.
This house has a salubrious location, command-
ing the waters of the Great Sound and Scaur.
Points of interest in the neighbourhood, viz
Cathedral Rocks, Scaur Hill Fort, etc.
Dinners, Luncheon, etc., can be had a short
notice at reasonable terms.



HIG1H=CLAS Hot and Cold,

MODERN, Fresh and Sea


LOCATED. i in the Hoivst


Teruls Mloderate.

A. PENISTON,--Proprietor.
Nov. 24, 1903.

Bovril supplies to the

body the nourishment it

requires, and makes good

the muscle, tissue and

energy spent during the

hurry and worry of the

day's work.


embodiment of

he very


being now ready to resum
work, will leave Hamilton
as usual on

Leaving Hamilton. Leaving Somerset.
9.30 a. m. 11 a. m.
4.00 p. m. 5 p. m.
calling at Boaz either way whenever requested. ,
Maki:ig 2 extia trips on Saturdays
Leaving Hamilton Leaving Somerset -
1 p. m. 2 p.m.
9 p. m. calling at Irld Isld. leaving Bo .'
10 p. m.
Making trips to St. Georges on Tuesdays and
Thursday whenever required to convey freight
or passengers.
16th February, 1904.

LORD KELVIN, the greatest Scientist
of the age, says: "I find Seccotine
very useful for many purposes."


A Sixpemny Tube will repair hundreds of the
little breakages that occur yearly in every house.
Invaluable to the Joiner, Model Maker, Fret
Worker, Wood Carver, Frame Maker, Photograph
Mounter, ?tc. etc.

'i.* I

It is extremely chi ap. 01rips firmly.
Dries quickly. Always ready.
For sale at

Do you want to use something

to Improve your Stock-~Horses

Cows, Hogs and Poultry ?
If so, we can furnish you the ehearest
.and best conditioner ever made. It has
been tested for oer 20 yeais and is
muanIufactured on honooir and sold on
i's merits. It contains thie exact amount
of necessary Barks, Roots and Seeds to
keep the Stomach soft and sweet, Bowels
r gwular, Water clear, Blood cool and in-
iealthy condition, enoigIl chraicol to ab-
sorb, all the poisonous gases and impnr-
ities of the Stomach and Intestines and
c.n ry them out of the system.
It is compounded in a imoot .killul'and
scientific manner and u 111nain,1 the exaet
proportions of such \aln mill ingredients
as Foenegreek st-ed, (Gertimin, Ginger,
Sassafras B.rk, Poplar BarK. Biood Rrot,
Golden Sal, Anise seed, C.,raway seed,
Soda and powdered ('l'iio:il.
To make a good Stock Food it must be
a perfectly balanced conmpounud. If you
knew the amount to use of tsch of the
articles and had it (e,loi'nulh(d at your
local drug store it would cost you from
M0e to 40c a pound. The manufacturer
buYs these inigiedienits in ton lots and
l'nus for spot eash. We sell it to )ou
chlap. No one can sell you the same
grade of goods as c!.eap aiswe sell Wilbur's
Food. Anyone can sell sob-called Stock
Food at a lower price per pound, bunt you
have to feed three or four ounces (if that
cheap food every day, and then you do
not get as go d results as when you feed
One Ounce Once a Day of


Meal Stock Food.

Compare our Dollar box xith othe
foods. A 5 11. box of Wilbur's Food
costs one dollar. It contains enough, if
fed according to directions using our one
ounce measure, to last one animal 80 days
The cost is 14 cents a ady. A 25 lb. pail
costs $3.50 andl rouratins enough to feed
one animal 400 da.)s.
Costs Less than One Cent a Day.
Union and Court Stnrets,
li anilton, Berniotla,
July 4.

It is very cleanly.

It is illellselY Strong.


Gibbs' Hill Light Station at Bermuda between
the 21st and 28th Feby., 1904 ; height
above the sea being 246 feet at base, where
the Register is kept.


w ~ GeneralRemarks

22 SE 6 61 60 Cloudy, hazy.
23 w 667 66 1.07 O'cst. hazy.
24 sw 4 67 66 Fine, hazy.
25 NW 467 66 Fine.
26 N 6 59 58 Fine.
27 sw 6 58 57 O'cst.
28 N 6,59 58 Fine.
23rd afternoon and night thick rain.

l!amilton, March 1, 1904.

2 SUPPLEMENTS accompany this issue.

('ohlonill .ecr-etll'y's (Oftice,
Bermuda, 29th Feb., 1904.
Referring to the Proclamation issued by His
Excellency the Governor on the 11th and 15th
instant, the following extract from The London-
Gazette Extraordinary?" of the 11th instant, con-
taining His Maljesty's proclamation of Neutrality'
on the occasion of the war between Russia and
Japan, together with a copy, of a letter from the-
Foreign Office embodying Rules which His Majes-
ty has directed to be observed during the continu-
ance of the present state of war, is published for
general information and guidance.
By His Excellency's Command,
Colonial Secretary.

By the KING.
Whereas We are happily at Peace with all
Sovereigns, Po\er-, and States:"
And whereas a State of War unhappily exists
between His Majesty The Emperor of All The
Russias, and His Majesty The Emperor of Japan,
and between their respective Subjects, and others
inhabiting within their Countries, Territories, or
And whereas We are on Terms of Friendship
and Amicable intercourse with each of these
Powers, and with their several Subjects, and
otlini- inhabiting within their Countries, Terri-
tories, or Dominions:
Anil whereas great Numbers of Our Loyal
unijuera. reside and carry on Commerce, and
possess Property and Establishments, and enjoy
various Rights and Privileges, within the Domin-
ions of each of the aforesaid Powers,, Protected
by the Faith of Treaties between Us and each of
the anfore-a l Powers:
And whereas We, being desirous of preserving
to Our Subjects the Blessings of Peace, which
they now happily enjoy, are firmly purposed and
determined to maintain a strict and impartial
N.-ntiality iin the said State of War unhappily
o-i sM4 ai- -e. t-c ,.', n.-a rowers:
We, the etfor-, liha thought fit, by and with
the advice of Our Privy Council, to issue this Our
Royal Proclamation:
And We do hereby strictly charge and command
all Our loving Subjects to govern themselves ac-
cordingly, and to observe a strict Neutrality in
and during the aforesaid War, and to abstain from
violating or, contravening either the Laws and
Statutes of the Realm in this behalf, or the Law
of Nations in relation thereto, as they will answer
to the contrary at their Peril:
And htli:a, in and by' a certain Statute made
and passed in a Session of Parliament holden in
the 33rd and 34th .year pf the reign of Her late
M.jt~-ty Queen Victoria, intituled An Act to
Regulate the conduct of Her Majesty's Subjects
during the existence of Hostilities between Foreign
States with which Her .M.Lj. ~ty is at Peace," it is
among other things, declared and enacted as fol-
lows :-
This Act shall extend to all the Dominions
of Her Majesty, including the adjacent territorial
waters :-"
Illegal Enlistment.
If any person without the License of Her
Majesty, beina a British subject, within or with-
out Her Majesty's Dominions, accepts or agrees
to accept any Commission or Engagement in the
Military or Naval Service of any Foreign State at
War with any Foreign State at Peace with Her
Majesty, and in this Act referred to as a friendly
State, or whether a British Subject or not5 within
Her Majesty's dominions, induces any other per-
son to accept or agree to accept any Commission
or engagement in the Military or Naval Service of
any such Foreign State as aforesaid,-
He shall be guilty of ,on Offence against this
Act, and shall be punishable by Fine and
Imprisonment, or either of such punishments,.
at the discretion of the Court before which
the Offender is convicted ; and Imprisonment,
if awarded, may be either with or without
Hard Labour.
"If any person without the License of Her
Majesty, being a British Subject, quits or goes on
board any Ship with a view of quitting Her Maj-
esty's Dominions, with intent to accept any Com-
mission or Engagement in the Military or Naval
service of any Foreign State at War with afriend-

ly State, or, whether a British subject, or not,
within Her Majesty's Dominions, induces any
other person to quit or to go on board any Ship
with a view of quitting Her Majesty's Dominions
with the like intent,-
He shall be guilty of an Offence against this
Act, and shall be punishable by Fine and
Imprisonment, or either of such punishments,
at the discretion of the Court before which
the Offender is convicted ; and Imprisonment,
if awarded, may be either with or without
Har 1 Labour.
If any Person induces any other Person to
quit Her Majesty's Dominions or to embark on
any Ship within Her Majesty's Dominions under
a Misrepresentation or false Representation of the
Service in which such person is to be engaged,
with the intent or in order that such Person may
accept or agree to accept any Commission or En-
gagenx(Dt in the Military or Naval Service of any
Foreign State at War with a friendly State,-
He shall be guilty of an Offence against this
Act, and shall be punishable by Fine and
Imprisonment, or either of such Punishments,
at the discretion of the Court before which
the Offender is convicted ;and Imprisonment,
if awarded, may be with or without Hard
If the Master or Owner of any Ship, without
the License of Her Majesty, knowingly either
takes on ooard, or engages to take on board, or
has on board such Ship within Her Majesty's
Dominions any of the following Persons, in this
Act referred to as illegally enlisted Persons, that is
to say :-
(1.) Any Person who, being a British Sub-
ject within or without the Dominions of Her
Majesty, has, without the License of Her
Majesty, accepted or agreed to accept any

Commission or Engagement in' the Military
or Naval Service of any Foreign State at War
with any friendly State :
"(2.) Any Person, being a British Subject,
who, without the License of Her Majesty, is
about to quit Her Majesty's Dominions with
intent to accept any Commission or Engage-
ment in the Military or Naval Service of any
Foreign State at War with a friendly State.
(3.) Any person .vho has been induced to
embark under a Misrepresentation or false
Representation of the service in which such
Person is to be engaged, with the intent or
in order that such person may accept or agree
to accept any Commission or Engagement in
the Military or Naval Service of any Foreign
State at War with a friendly State :
"Such Master or Owner shall be guilty of an
Offence against this Act, and the following Conse-
quences shall ensue ; that is to say,-
"(1.) The Offender shall be punishable by
Fine and Imprisonment, or either of such
punishments at the discretion of the Court
before which the Offender is convicted ; and
Imprisonment, if awarded, may be either
with or without Hard Labour : and
"(2.) Such Ship shall be detained until the
Trial and Conviction or Acquittal of the
Master or Owner, and until all Penalties in-
flicted on the Master or Owner have been
paid, or the Master or Owner has given Secur-
ity for the payment of such- Penalties to the
Satisfaction of Two Justices of the Peace, or
other Magistrate or Magistrates having the
Authority of Two Justices of the Peace : and
(3.) All illegally enlisted Persons shall im-
mediately on the Discovery of the Offence be
taken on Shore, and shall not be allowed to
return to the Ship.
" Illegal Shipbuilding and Illegal Expedi-
"If any person within Her WMajesty's Domin-
ons, without the Licence of Her Majesty, does any
of the following Acts; that is to say:-
"(1.), Builds or agrees to build, or causes to
be built any Ship with intent or knowledge,
or having reasonable cause to believe that
the same shall or will be employed in the
Military -or Naval Service of any Foreign
State at War with any friendly State: or
(2.) Issues or delivers any Commission for
any ship with intent or knowledge, or having
reasonable cause to believe that the same
shall or will be employed in there Military or
Naval Service of any Foreign State at War
with any friendly State: or
(3.) Equips any Ship with intent or
knowledge, or having reasonable cause to
believe that the same shall or will be employ-
ed in the Military or Naval Service of any
Foreign State at War with. any friendly
State: or
"(4.) Despatches, or causes or allows to be
despatched, any Ship with intent or know-
ledge, or having reasonable cause to believe
that the same shall or will be employed in
the Military or Naval Service of any Foreign
State at War with any friendly State:
Such Person shall be deemed to have com-
mitted an Offence against this Act, and the
following Consequences shall ensue:
"(1.) The Offender shall be punishable by
Fine and Imprisonment, or either of such
punishments, at the discretion of the Court
before which the Offender is convicted; and
Imprisonment, if awarded, may be either
with or without Hard Labour.
(2.) The Ship in respect of which any such
Offence is committed, and her Equipment,
shall be forfeited to Her Majesty:
Provided that a Person building, causing to
be built, or equipping a Ship in any of the cases
aforesaid, in pursuance of a contract made before
the commencement of such War as aforesaid,
shall not 1be liable to any of the Penalties imposed
by this Section in respect of such building or
equipping if he satisfies the conditions following
(that is to say)):
"(1.) If forthwith upon a Proclamation of
Neutrality being issued by Her Majesty he
gives Notice to the Secretary of State that
he is so building, causing to be built, or
equipping such Ship, and furnishes such
Particulars of the Contract and of any
Matters relating to,. or done, or to be done
under the Contract as -may be required by
the Secretary of State:
"(2.) If he gives such Security, and takes an i
permits to be taken such other measures, if
any, as the Secretary of State may prescribe
for ensuring that such ship shall not be
despatched, delivered, or remove: without
the Licence of Her Majesty until the ter-
mination of such War as aforesaid.
"Where any Ship is built by Order of or on
behalf of any Foreign State when at War with a
friendly State, or is delivered to or to the Order
of such Foreign State, or any person who to the
Knowledge of the Person building is an Agent.
of such Foreign State, or is paid for by such
Foreign State or such Agent, and is employed in
the Military or Naval Service of such Foreign
State, such Ship shall, until the contrary is
proved, be deemed to have been built with a
view to being so employed, and the Burden shall
lie on the Builder of such Ship of proving that
he did not know that the Ship was intended to
be so employed in the Military or Naval Service
of such Foreign State.
"If any Person within the Dominions of Her
Majesty, and without the License of Her
"By adding to the number of the Guns, or by
changing those on board for other Guns, or by
the addition of any Equipment for War, in-
creases or augments, or procures to be increased
or augmented, or is knowingly concerned in
iXcreasing or augmenting the warlike Force of
any Ship which at the time of her being within
the Dominions of Her Majesty was a Ship in the
Military or Naval Service of any Foreign State
at War with any friendly State,-
"Such Person shall be guilty of an Offence
against this Act, and shall be punishable by
Fine and Imprisonment, or either of such
Punishments, at the Discretion of the Court
before which the Offender is convicted ; and
Imprisonment, if awarded, may be either
with or without Hard Labour.

"If any person within the limits of Her
Majesty's Dominions, and without the License of
of Her. Majesty,--
Prepares or fits out any Naval or Military
Expedition to proceed against the Dominions
ot any friendly State, the following Consequences
shall ensue:
"(1.) Every person engaged in such prepara-
tion or fitting out, or assisting therein, or,
employed in any capacity in such Expedition
shall be guilty of an Offence against this
Act, and shall be punishable by Fine and
Imprisonment, or either of such punishments,
at the discretion of the Court before which
the Offender is convicted ; and Imprisonment,
if awarded, may be either with or without
hard labour.
"(2.) All Ships and their Equipments, and
all Arms and Munitions of War, used in or
forming part of such Expedition, shall be
forfeited to Her Majesty.
Any Person who aids and abets, counsels, or
procures the Commission of any Offence against
this Act shall be liable to be tried and punished
as a principal Offender."
And whereas by the said Act it is further pro-
vided that Ships built, commissioned, equipped,
or despatched in contravention of the said Act,
may-be condemned and forfeited by Judgment of
the Court of Admitalty ; and that if the Secretary
of State or Chief Executive Authority is satisfied
that there is a reasonable and probable cause for
loelieving that Ship within Our Dominions has
been or is being built, commissioned, or equipped,
o.ntrary to the said Act, and is about to be taken
beyond the limits of such Dominions, or that a
Ship is about to be despatched contrary to the

Act, such Secretary of State or' Chief Executive
Authority shall have power to issue a warrant
authorizing the seizure! and search of such'Ship
and her detention udtil she has been either
condemned or released. by _the Process of Law.
And whereas certain, powers of seizure and
detention are conferred by the said Act on certain
Local Authorities:
Now, in order that "none of Our Subjects may*
unwarily render themselves liable to the Penalties
imposed by the said Statute, We do hereby strictly
command that no Person or Persons whatsoever do
commit any Act, Matter, or Thing whatsoever
contrary to the Provisions of the said Statute,
upon pain of the several Penalties by the said
Statute imposed and of Our high Displeasure.
And We do hereby]'ftrther warn and admonish
all Our loving Subjects, and all Persons whatso-
ever entitled to Ourt Protection, to observe
towards each of the aforesaid Powers, their Sub-
jects, and Territories, and towards all Belligere n
whatsoever with'whom We are'at Peace, the-Du-
ties of Neutrality; and to respect, in all and each
of them, the Exercise of Belligerent Rights.
And We hereby further warn all Our loving
Subjects, and all Persius whatsoever entitled to
Our Protection, that'if any of them shall presume,
in contempt of this Our Royal Proclamation," and
of Our.high Displeasure, to do any Acts in deroga-
tion of'their Duty as'Subjects of a Neutral Power
in a War between other Powers, or in violation or
contravention of the'Law of "Nations in that be-
half, as more especially"byTbreaking, or endeavour-
ing to break, any Blockadle lawfully and actually
established by or on behalf of either of the said
Powers, or by carrying Officers, Soldiers, Des-
patches, Arms, Ammunition, Military Stores or
Materials, or any Artiele or Articles considered
and deemed to be:Contrabaud of War according to
the Law or Modern Usages of Nations, for the Use
or Service.'of either of the said Powera that all
Persons so offending, together with their Ships
and Goods, will rightfully incur' and be justly
liable to hostile Capture, and to the Penalties
denounced bvythe Lawe6f Nationslin that behalf.
And We do hereby give Notice that all Our
Subjects and Persons entitled to Our Protection
who may misconduct themselves in the Premises
will do so at* their 'peril, and of their own
wrong ; and that they will in no wise obtain any
Protection from Us against such Capture or such
Penalties as aforesaid, hut. will, on the contrary,
incur Our high Displeasure by such Misconduct.
Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace,
this eleventh day of February, in the
year of our Lord one thousand nine
hundred and four and in the fourth
year of Our Reign.
GOD save the KING.

The Most Honourable the Marquess of Lans-
downe to the Lords Commissioner of the Ad-
miralty*: -
21reign Office,
February 10, 1904.
My Lords,
His Majesty being fully determined to observe
the duties of neutrality during the existing state
of war between Russia and Japan ; being, more-
over, resolved to prevent, as far as possible, the
use of His Majesty's harbours, ports, and coasts,
and the waters within His Majesty's territorial
jurisdiction, in aid of the warlike purposes of
either belligerent, has commanded me to commu-
nicate to your Lordships, for your guidance, the
following Rules, which are to be treated and
enforced as His Majesty's orders and directions:-
Rule 1. During the continuance of the present
state of war, all ships of war of either belligerent
are prohibited from making use of any port or
roadstead in the United Kingdom, the Isle of
Man, or the Channel Islands, or in any of His
Majesties colonies or foreign jipois-eiions or
dependencies or of any waters subject to the
territorial jurisdiction of the British Crown as a
station or place of resort for any warlike purpose,
or for the purpose of obtaining any facilities for
warlike equipment; and no ship of war of either
belligerent shall hereafter be permitted to leave
any such port, roadstead, or waters from which
any vessel of the other belligerent (whether the
same shall be a ship of war or a merchant ship)
shall have previously departed until after the
expirationjof at least twenty-four hours from the
departure of such last-mentioned vessel beyond
the territorial jurisdiction of His Majesty.
Rule 2. If there is now in any such port, road-
stead or. waters subject to the territorial jurisdic-
tion of the British Crown any ship of war
of either belligerent, such ship of war shall
leave such port, roadstead, or waters within such
time not less than twenty-four hours as shall be
reasonable, having regard to all the circumstances
and the condition of such ship as to repairs, pro-
visions, or things necessary for the subsistence
of her crew; and if after the date hereof any ship
of war of either belligerent shall enter any such
port, roadstead or waters, subject to the territo-
rial jurisdiction of the British Crown, such ship
shall depart and put to sea within twenty-four
hours after her entrance into any such port,
roadstead, or waters, except in case of stress
of weather, or of her requiring provisions or
things necessary for the subsistence of her crew,
or repairs; in either of which cases the author-
ities of the port, or of the nearest port (as the
case may be), shall require her to put to sea as
soon as possible after the expiration of such
period o(f twenty-four hours, without permitting
her to take in supplies beyond what may be
necessary for her immediate use; and no such
vessel which may have been allowed to remain
within British waters for the purpose of repair
shall continue in any such port, roadstead or
waters, for a longer period than twenty-four
hours after her necessary repairs shall have been
completed. Provided, nevertheless, that in all
cases in which there shall be any vessels (whether
ships of war or merchant ships) of both the said
belligerent parties in tlhe "<.tne port. roadstead,
or waters within the territoi ial jurisdiction of
His Majesty, there shall be an interval of not less
than twenty-four hours between the departure
therefrom of any such vessel (whether a ship of

war or merchant ship) of the one belligerent, and
the subsequent departure therefrom of any ship of
war of the other belligerent; and the time hereby
limited for the departure of such ships of war res-
pectively shall always, in case of necessity, be
extended so far as may be requisite for giving
effect to this proviso, but no further or otherwise.
Rule 3. No ship of war of either belligerent
shall hereafter be permitted, while in any such
port, roadstead, or waters subject to the territorial
jurisdiction of His Majesty, to take in any supplies,
except provisions and such other things as may be
requisite for the subsistence of her crew, and
except so much coal only as may be sufficient to
carry such vessel to the nearest port of her own
country, or to some nearer named neutral destina-
tion, and no coal shall again be supplied to any
such ship of war in the same or any other port,
roadstead, or waters subject to the territorial
jurisdiction of His Majesty, without special per-
mission, until after the expiration of three months
from the time when such coal may have been last
supplied to her within British waters as aforesaid.
Rule 4. Armed ships of either belligerent are
interdicted from carrying prizes made by them
into the ports, harbours, roadsteads, or waters of
the United Kingdom, the I'le of Man, the Channel
Islands, or any of His Majesty's Colonies or
possessions aLroad.
The Governor or other chief authority of each
of His Majesty's territories or possessions beyond
the seas shall forthwith notify and publish the
above Rules.
I have, &c.,
Similar letters to the Treasury, Home Office,
Colonial Office, War Office, India Office, Scottish
Office and Board of Trade.

S --

Police Notice.


WHEREAS on the night of the 5th of February,
1904, the house occupied by Mr. J. M. S. Patton,
in Warwick Parish was feloniously broken, and
entered into, and the following articles stolen
therefrom, viz. :
1 GOLD WATCH, old fashioned, Waltham
make, stem wind I ut the hands have to be set
with a key. Chased cases with shield for mono-
gram blank. Much larger than ordinary watches.
-1 -OLD CHAIN, curb pattern, heavy gold bar,
a small silver pencil case and the key of the watch
1 Pair GOLD SLEEVE LINKS, dumb bell'
pattern ; on one ball of each link is the initials
J. M. S. P., and a red.stone set in the other.
nearly new, the right hand pocket is loose at the
bottom, black lined.
1 pair TROUSERS, black serge, very thin, has
been worn with the bottoms turned up.
1 pair TROUSERS, tweed mixture, speckled
with red.
1 pair TROUSERS, black flannel, with light
blue stripe, very much worn.
His Excellency the Governor has authorised a
REWARD of FIVE POUNDS to be paid to any
person who shall give such information as shall
lead to the apprehension and conviction of the
thief or thieves.
A further REWARD of FIVE POUNDS will be
paid by Mr. J. M. Patton of Warwick Parish for
the recovery of the property, or in proportion to
the amount recovered.
Information to be given to the Police Office,
Hamilton, or any Police Station.
Inspt. of Police.
Hamilton, 29th Feb., 1904.-1

Colonist once.

The War in The East.
The vigorous blow dealt to the Russian fleet
and the close watch kept upon Port Arthur ren-
der it possible for the Japanese to pursue the task
of transporting their troops to Corea without in-
terruption. Operations were begun on the 10th of
February, and in 3 weeks' time no fewer than forty
transports had been despatched from' Nagasaki
alone, while a still larger number had been sent
forward from Hiroshima. The short distance to
be traversed gives Japan an immense advantage
over Russia whose facilities for transport consist
of a single line of railway not exceedingly well
constructed and capable of allowing only four
trains a day at a speed not exceeding 10 miles an
Little or nothing is to be gleaned from the
despatches of the last two days. Russian and
Japanese scouts came in sight of each other on
Thursday but no courtesies were exchanged be-
tween them. If The Daily Mail's correspondent
is to be relied on, Port Arthur, from a naval
point of view will prove of very little service to
His Imperial Majesty the Czar until the Retvisan
and other obstructions in the channel have
been removed.
With the disappearance of the ice, stirring news
may be expected. If the Japanese are forunate to
catch their enemy napping as they did on the 9th
of February things will begin to put on a com-
plexion but little to the taste of those who are
responsible for Russian action in precipitating a
struggle for which they were very inadequately

Woman's Work Exchange Tea" at
A very interesting feature of this week's
doings in the city, will be the WiVinan's Work
Exchange Tea" which through the kind court-
esy of Englesbe Seon, Esq. is to be held in the
grounds of Woodmont", on Friday afternoon,
4th inst. By a happy coincidence the afternoon
selected happens to be the one on which the
military band plays in Victoria Park, immediate-
ly opposite, so that visitors to the entertainment
will be regaled with music while enjoying the
good things set forth for their approval by the
ladies, of the Exchange Committee and their
The tea has been arranged for the purpose of
raising funds for the Exchange and we have no
doubt that the many friends of that most useful
institution will gladly seize this opportunity of
showing their interest and sympathy by patron-
izing the entertainment.
The tea-stall proper" will be managed by
Miss Tucker of Dellwood and Miss Gilbert, while
the cake department is under the superintend-
ence of the President of the Exchange (Mrs. C. H.
Butterfield), assisted by Miss Harvey. The
Misses Geary have kindly undertaken the flower-
stall and, in connection with this, we are asked,
tc say that the Committee will be post grateful
for donations of flowers or plants, on the day of
the sale.
A noveley promised at the the sweets stall-at
which the Honry. Secty. of the Exchange (Miss
Gray) and Miss Mary Gray preside-will be a
large number of sweet boxes containing prizes,
the prizes consisting of articles of jewellery, laces,
charms, etc. There will also be sweet-boxes for
children, in which will be hidden prizes of ring,
thimble and sixpence; and a variety of dainty
baskets and boxes containing choice confectionery
of every kind, suitable both to children and
A stall attractive to housekeepers will be the
one devoted to "country produce "-such as fruit
vegetables and eggs-which will be under the care
of Mrs. K. Smith and Miss Dismont.
A putting competition, with pretty prizes,

has also been arranged and will no doubt attract
many of the visitors, of both sexes.
The ladies of the Committee--those who are not
holding stalls as well as those who are-are work-
ing hard to make the affair a success and it is
earnestly hoped that their efforts will find a hearty
response from the public, resident and visiting.

Jolly Time at Hotel Frascati.
The guests and friends of Hotel Frascati enjoy-
ed one of the pleasantest dances of the season on
Friday evening last.
The ball-room was artistically decorated with
bougainvillea, freesias and ivy. Gilbert's orches-
tra from Hamilton furnished the music which
was most inspiring.
Between dances the guests promenaded about
the spacious veranda and grounds which were
lighted by Japanese lanterns. A sumptuous re-
past was served about midnight after which danc-
ing was resumed. This is the first of a series of
pleasant functions to be held during the season
at The Frascati. Much credit is due to the pro-
prietor, Mr. Alonzo Peniston, for the excellent ar-
rangements made for his guests' enjoyment. Nu-
merous little details had been carefully seen to,
and though each taken by itself might seem to re-
present but little, yet in the aggregate they re-
presented much care and forethought, and contri-
buted largely to the pleasure of the evening.
Among the guests of the hotel present we no-
ticed :-Mrs. L A Cliff, Miss Cliff, of Boston ; Mr
and Mrs Wm MoMaster, Montreal ; Miss Mary C
Moffatt, New York ; Mrs C E Cuddeback, Miss
Anna Cuddebach, Miss Caroline Cuddeback, Port
Jervis, N. Y. ; ML and Mrs John Porter, Pitts-

burg; Mr and Mrs Percy Sanford, Englewood,
N. J. ; Dr and Mrs Blackader, Montreal ; Mrs B
-F Clarke, New York ; Mrs Browning, Brooklyn ;
Mis3 Lillian Otis, Brooklyn ; Mr E C Ballou,
Providence ; Mis John Tilney, Miss Tilney,
Orange ; Miss Helena Miller, New York; Mrs E
Santoiski, Hamburg.

Bermuda Paper Chase Club.

The Bermuda Paper Chase Club will meet at
Devil's Hole on Saturday, 5th inst., at 3 o'clock
p.m. The finish will be at Government House.
Lady Geary will be At Home after the run to
members and honorary members of the Club.

To the Editor of The Royal Gazette:
Dear Sir,-Mr. Denslow's letter published on
Saturday, is rather difficult to reply to seriously,
as its absurdities are so humorous. The closing
statement is a fitting climax to such a (?)
i.e. that if rapid transit is introduced into these
islands "The bulk of Bermudians will be
obliged to leave and look elsewhere for 7 employ-
ment" !! Could any sane mind make such a
statement? The unfortunate part is, that some of
the working classes who read the GAZETTE, would
take that statement seriously and perhaps even
believe it.
The opening paragraph of the letter shows that
the writer does not know the first thing about the
subject; for if he did he would know that the first
requirement of the bill is that the company to be
incorporated shall consist of Bermudians with one
exception. Such a company is not an American
Syndicate" nor unprincipled hands as a soul-
leQs corporation." This alone should be sufficient
to di-eredit anything that he may write upon the
Will someone kindly tell your readers where an
electric railway running through the middle of
these islands would pick up. vast, noisy pie-nic-
ing hordes" to be "dumped daily from these
cheap lines of transportation ?" Would the resi-
dents of St. Georges and Somerset answer to this
description ?
The second paragraph is, if possible. worse.
The Trolley, I predict is only the forerunner of
such a dire calamnity to these Islands" as at-
tracting to its shores a mob that is only bent on
loud, cheap, vulgar amusement." Where would
you get such people as either of these fearful
crowds ? The proposed railway is to run only
from Somerset to St. George's and there is no pos-
sibility of its becoming a Jack-and-the-Bean-
stalk" road, even if you could connect it, say at the
Gulf Stream, with "acheap line of steamships."
Does even Mr. Denslow think that better, newer,
and up-to-date steamers would be "cheap ?
The artistic mind never grasps practical busi-
ness questions, otherwise it would know the diff-
erence between the value of a franchise in a crowd
ed city and in Bermuda. The "three good men
and true are artists too-in their line.
The next statement is false; that any profit
from the small stores in the country, and to the
numerous liverymen and stage lines will go into
foreign pockets." The small stores will be bene-
fitted greatly as rapid transit will bring residents
to their vicinities where they cannot live now be-
cause of inaccesibility. The liverymen will be
benefitted because the hotels projected, back of this
Bill, will attract more visitors to patronize them.
As to the stage drivers, they will make the best
motormen and will get better wages. And the
"profits" will go into the pockets of Bermudians,
who, having faith in their own land, are public
spirited enough to come to her aid in supplying
her needs.
"The Corporation looking for the franchise"
will be composed of these people.
To the Editor of The Royal Gazette:
Dear Sir-The writer of Things in General is
also unfair to the intellect which evoked such a
cle-ver characterization of my previous communica-
tion. Then, too, such despair is hysterical and
indicates sex, and gallantry forbids severity where
courtesy should rule.
As to the last paragraph, there should have been
a period after the word world." I do not know
whether the omission-was chirographical or typo-
graphical. I did not see a proof of my work.
But that.slight omission should not have involved
the meaning of any part of the paragraph, even
though the limit of one's mental grasp is over-
whelmed by ninety-three words without a rest
and chance for recuperation. Down to the should
be plii,,d the meaning is simple; after it,
subtle. Perhaps there lies the difficulty. It was
only a softened way of saying that there is no
such thing as an electric whistle of which the
writer stood in such fear, and that people ought
not to write about what they know nothing of.
Visitors upon pleasure bent do not undertake
the reconstruction of hotels that they happen
upon. They simply go away from them if they
are not comfortable. Few -people stop here long.
Now, gallantry forbids that I should reply
further, a I might, to one wh even in "lazy,
lounging Bermuda" considers and writes of a bath
"as a new experience."

25th February, 1904.
During the past week Bermuda potatoes have
been holding firmly and are in good demand.
Domestic potatoes are in only moderate supply
and arrivals of European potatoes have been sold
promptly. Bermuda vegetables find a good mar-
ket when of attractive quality.
Six hundred barrels of potatoes and 1,475 crates
of vegetables from Bermuda arrived on the Preto-
ria last week.
Latest quotations are :
Bermuda potatoes, No. 1, per brl. $5.50 @ $5.75
Bermuda potatoes, No. 2, per brl. $4.00 @ $4.50
Bermuda beets, per crate............ $1.00 @ $1.50
Bermuda carrots, per crate........... $1.00 @ $1.25
Bermuda parsley, per case........... $1.50 @ $3.50
Bermuda romaine, per case......... $ .75 @ $1.00
Havana onions are quoted at $2.10 @ 2.15 per

Bermuda Nursing Association.
The Bermuda Nursing Association commences
its work from March 1, 04.
A HOUSE has been taken in Middle Road,
Devonshire, due east of Clifton", and lately
occupied by Mrs. Ingham. This house will bear
the name of the Bermuda Nursing Home."
THE STAFF of nurses is as follows :-
Miss Harcourt, Lady Superintendent.
Miss Mabel White, (trained nurse) St. Georges.
Mrs. Wilson }
Miss L. M. Crawfor 1 Probationers.-
Miss M. Simons }
The probationers will work in Hamilton and
the neighboring parishes, Miss White being
resident at St. Georges.
APPLICATIONS for the services of a nurse
must be m ide through the doctors, clergy or sec-
retaries of the subscribing Friendly Societies to
the Lady Superintendent. Forms of application
will be sent to all the medical men, clergy &c.
as soon as possible. There will be a telephone in
the Home.
In slight cases the nurse will attend at her dis-
cretion. Her services will be free, no charge
whatever being made. But in cases, where the
patient requires attendance night and day, a
small charge will be made according to a scale
arranged by the general Committee. A special
arrangement has been made for midwifery cases.
The nursing fee, which will be paid into the
Funds of the Association, will be 30/-. In the
case of persons in humble circumstances this may
be reduced at the discretion of the committee.
It is to be distinctly understood that the
nurses will perform their duties under the direc-
tion of the medical men.
A full list of subscriptions and donations will be
published in the next issue of this newspaper,


m -

O)N account of having to refuse a number of Ladies
and Gentlemen accommodation during the past


owing to the house being full, we now

beg to notify any visitors who may desire rooms at



that we will have eight desirable rooms vacant on


March 1, 1904-2 3p.



Spring Meeting.

Shelly Bay Race Course.

Direct London Line





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Tuesday, March 15, 1904. Bernm uda

Under the distinguished patronage of His
Excellency Lieut. Gen. Sir H. L. Geary,
K.C.B., Governor and Commander-in-
Chief and Vice-Admiral Sir A. L. Doug-
las, K.C.B.
1.-12 Sharp-MIDGET STAKES. Value 15.
For ponies 14.2 and under. The second horse
to receive the entrance fees. Entrance 15/-
Weights l1st. 2lbs allowed for every I inch
under 14.2. Distance I mile.
2.-1.45.-THE BERMUDA DERBY. Value
100. Distance 1 mile. The second horse to
receive 20, and the third horse 10 out of the
stakes. Entrance 3. Weights 10st 7lbs.
CAP. Value of Cup 20. Distance 5 furlongs.
For horses bona fide the property of officers of
the Army and Navy. The second horse to
receive the entrance fees. Entrance 1. Three
horses to start or no race.
4.-2.45.-ST. GEORGE'S CUP. Value 15.
Distance 1 mile. For ponies 14.2. and under.
The second horse to receive the entrance fees.
Entrance 15/-. Weights as in No. 1. Winner
of No. 1 to carry a penalty of 71bs.
5-3.15.-THE FEATHER PLATE. Value 25.
Distance 5 furlongs. Second horse to receive
5 out of the stakes. Entrance 15/- Weights
3 years 8st 121bs, 4 years 10st 31bs, 5 years and
aged, 10st. 71bs. Winner to carry a penalty
of 41bs for each race race won during this meet-
CUP HANDICUP. Value 24. Distance 2
miles. For horses bona fide the property of
and to be ridden by members or hon. members
of the B. P. C. Club. At the time of entry cer-
tificate to be produced, signed by the master
that horses have been ridden three times this
season in the paper chases. To a thoroughbred
(Class A) if adjudged to be the winner of the race
12. If adjudged second in the race to save its
stake. To the horse of a different class (Class
B) adjudged to be the winner of its class 12.
The second horse of class B to save its stakes.
If horse of Class B be adjudged the winner of
the race it will receive the total stakes of 24,
Entrance. 1.
7.-4.15.-HAMILTON STAKES. Value 35.
Distance 2 miles. The second horse to receive
5 out of the stakes. The third horse saves its
stakes. Entrance 1. Weights : 3 years, 9
st. ; 4 years, 10 st. 4 lbs.; 5 years and aged,
10 st. 7 lbs. Winner to carry 4 lbs penalty for
each race won during this meeting.
PONY HANDICAP. Value 12. Distance 2
miles. For ponies 14. 2. and under. Condi-
tions as regards ownership and certificate re-
quired as in No. 6. The second horse saves its
stakes. Entrance 1.
9.-5.15.-THE LADIES PLATE-Value 25.
Distance 1 mile. For horses that have never
won a stake value 20 in Bermuda. The sec-
ond horse to receive 5 out of the stakes.
Weights as in No. 5. Entrance 15/.
The Honorary Secretary will receive entries up
to 5 p m. Friday the 4th of March.
All entries to be made in writing, giving name,
age, and description of horse, and name of jockey,
with colours to be worn.
Ponies will be measured by Major Willans, and
the Honorary Secretary.
1-Horses are to be entered and ridden by
members of the Bermuda Hunt Club, or by jock-
eys licensed by the Club.
2-Four horses are to be entered or no race. In
the event of a walk over, half value only of the
stakes will be given.
3-Owners of Galloways and Ponies must-have
certificate of measurement signed by the Hon.
Secretary, and by a member of the executive com-
4-The decision of the executive committee is
final, and they reserve the right of altering the
conditions and programme, and of withholding or
diminishing or increasing the stakes.
5-Colours not declared at time of entry, and a
rider wearing wrong colours will be fined 5s, by
the clerk of the scales. The fine will be credited
to the Race Fund.
Honorary Secretary,
Bermuda Hunt Club.
February 20, 1904-3p

For Rent.


in Woodlands" suitable for

Apply to
Pembroke, March 1, 1904-1. ,
Colonist copy 1 S.


MARCH 17th.

First Class Passenger accommoda-
W. T. JAMES & Co, Agents.
Hamilton and St. George's, Bda.
16 Great St. Helen's,
London, E.C., England.
Feby. 27, 1904.-3p. to 15 M.

Picor & BlackSuim shilp Co., Lti
Canada, Bermuda, W. Indies & Demerara
Leaves Leaves Due Bda.
Steamer. St. John, Halifax, to SAIL for
N.B. N.S. W. Indies.
--- On or About

Dahome .......Decr. 19 Deer. 28 Jan. 1
Ocamo ......... Jan. 2 Jan. 11 Jan. 15
Orinoco ........ Jan. 16 Jan. 25 Jan. 29
Oruro.......... Jan. 30 Feb. 8 Feb. 12
Dahome .........Feb. 13 Feb. 22 Feb. 26
Ocamo.... Feb. 27 Mar. 7 Mar. 11
Orinoco ......... Mar. 12 Mar. 21 Mar. 25
Oruro ......... Mar. 26 Apl. 4 Apl. 8
Steamers are due at Bermuda to sail for St. John
N.B., or Halifax, N.S., on or about.:-
S. S. OCAMO Dec. 26 ;S.S. ORINOCO Jan. 9 ;
S. S. ORURO Jan. '23; S.S. DAHOME Feb. 6 i
S. S. OCAMO Feb. 20; S.S. ORINOCO Mar. 5 ;
S. S. ORURO Mar. 19; S.S. DA HOME Apl. 2;
S. S. OCAMO Apl. 16; S.S. ORINOCO Apl. 30 ;
PORTS OF CALL:-Bermuda, *St. Kitts, *An-
tigua, *Montserrat, *Dominica, St. Lucia,
i.i udlos, *St. Vincent, *Grenada, *Tobago,-
Trinidad, Demerara.
Steamers ORURO and OCAMO do not
call at Ports marked on the Southbound
trip nor at Tobago and Grenada on the
Northbound trip.
Halifax, Bermuda, Turks ids. Jamaica Service
Ss. Beta sails from Halifax, N.S., on the
15th of each month, Que at Bermuda to sail
for Turks Islands and Jamaica on the 19th,
returning from south is due at Bermuda to
sail for Halifax, N.S., about the 4th of each
Sailing dates of these lines will be adhered
to as closely as possible, subject to
weather and other circumstances.
W. T. JAMES & CO., Agents.
Hamilton and St. Georges. Bermuda.
Dec. 22, 1903.



Visitors to Bermuda
Are invited to call at the

from 10"a. m. to 12, noou daily
(except Sundays)
in order to see the process of Manu-
facturing Bermuda Arrowroot which is
The purest and
best quality
in the world.

February 23, 1904-3p. t.f.j


Pair of Black Enameled
Diamond on one side,
(Glasses gold rimmed.)
If found return to
March 1, 1904-1 pd.
Colonist copy.

Cream of Chocolate
1b tins 1/-, f1b tins 1/6.


Crosse & Blackwell's




Ideal appetising dishes

for Breakfast


29/2/04-Ip T.o., t.f.

New York Mail Steamer.
The Royal Mail Ste.iiner

J. W. McKENZIE, Master,
Will leave the Port of Hamilton direct for sea,.

3rd March, 1904,
.- at 9 a.m. ..
Specie on freight and general freight 'will be
received (unless pre\ iously filled) until 6p.1n.,
Wednesday, -2nd Mar., (sulhject to the conditions of
the Bill of Lading and to delay from circumstances
beyond shipowners control) and Bills of, Lading
will be signed until 7,Wed ne-day 2nd
Baggage will be ree-il-dd letweein 7 and 8a.m.
and passengers' stage will be removed at 8.30
a.m. on Thursday, 3rd March, 1904.
Importers are hereby notified
hat in future Boots and Shoes
will be carried only, at the entire
risk for all claims of consignee
and shipper; Second hand c cases
for Dry Goods will only be re-
ceived at owners risk of, contents
unless they -are seculrely bound
wit 11 three Yron s-'tra s.
A reward of $50 will be paid to whoever will
furnish evidence leading to the conviction of any
person or persons broaching cargo either on board
ship or on dock.
Green vegetables for chill room will be received
not later than 6 a.m. Thursday 3rd March 1904.
The R. M. Steamer Pretoria" will leave New
York for return on Wednesday, 9th March, 1904.
Hamilton, Bermuda, 29th Feby., 1904.
Colonist Copy.


SThoe Lond0n 2i' iiii S le

The UrhI1er.-igned having decided to go
out of business, offers the whole of her

with furnishings, fittings and the good-
will of the liimiuness.
Since its establishment 20 years ago,
joyed the confidence and. patr,.lige of a
large portion of the general pulelic.
Accommodating terms_ will ,be made
to the right party.
For particulars apply to
The London Drug Store,
Burnaby Street.
Hainiltou, March 1st, 1904.


rTHE EIGHTH Anniversary Service of the
will be held in the Cathedral on Thursday, Maich
10th at 7.45p. m. .
Preacher, the Venerable the Archdeacon. The
members and the public generally are cordially in-
vited to attend.
A collection will be taken up in aid of the
Building Fund of the Cathedral.
By order of the Guild.
Seoty. G. G. S.
March 2, 1904-2 3p. T.o.
(Colonist copy Sat. March 5 & Wed. March 9)

and BALLS all
Tennis Bats a1904.
Most approved Nets and Post extra Nets and Bat
Presses. All kinds Sporting Goods.


OF -

Thei Bermuda Fire and

Marine Insurance Co.,

Limited, .
will be held at the office of the Company,
over 'the 'Bank of Bermuda, on
Thursday, Mar. 10, 1904,

BUslNEl. :

at 11 a.iuj.
(1) To fix the amount of the Capi-
tal of the Company ;
(2) To confirm the Bye-laws made
by the Directors.

By order, of the Directors,
Feb. 29, 04-2 3p T
Colonist 2 3p W




The Quebec S.S. Company, Ltd.
hereby begs to inform its patrons
that the following rebates of
freight will be paid at the end of
ensuing year to all importers who
adhere to the steamers of the Que-
bec S.e S. Co., Ltd., for all their
importations from New York
throughout the year 1904.
On Freight paid amounting to $100 and less
than $1000-10 PER CENT.
On Freight paid amounting to $1000 and less
than $1500--15 PER CENT.
On Freight paid amounting ,to $1500 and
over-20 PER CENT.
No "rebai t-. w ill be paid on
through" freight, from 'England,
Canada. or other ports, except
when paying New York tariff rates
nor on freight of live stock and
No rebate will be paid to any
importer who directly or indirect-
ly imports goods from NNew York
by vessels other than the steamers
of the Company.
Tariff of freight can be obtained
at the offices of the Agents atBer-
muda and New "York.:
Transport eithlir by sailing ves-
sel or freight st-ealiier, for coal,
gasolene, and naphtha will be
provided during the Fall at cur-
rent market Rate of Freight.



Hamilton, Bermuda,
21 November, 1903.--3p tf.
Colonist copy tf.


Early last 'wefk in Hamilton or between Hamil-
ton and St. George's,
A Marcquise, Ring,
with Ruby iti centre, ui rounded by Diamonds.
A liberal rvwatLd will e -.ien I foi it; return to
the Hamiltun Hotel.
Hamilton, March 1, 1904.-1 pd-

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Head Quarters Office, Prospect,
29th February, 1904.
will be received in the above office up to 12.30
p.m. on Monday the 14th March, 1904 for the
undermentioned services and supplies for the
periods stated, commencing 1st April 1904,
LAND TRANSPORT at St. Georges for three
Supply of BREAD, MEAT, FORAGE and
PAILLASSE STRAW for the whole Com-
mand for one year.
-Forms of tender and all information can be ob-
tained on application at the office of the 0. C.
A.S.C. Prospect.
Tenders to be addressed to Officer Commanding
Army Service Corps, Head Quarters Office,
Prospect, and marked on envelope tender for
Bread, etc." as the case may be.
Lieut. Colonel O.C. A.S.C.
1 Colonist please copy once.


John Newbold Bascome,
Late of Southampton Parish, in these Islands,
I hereby give notice, that under and by virtue of
a Writ of Escheat under the hand of His Exfel-
lency the Governor and the Great Seal cf these
Islands, and of the Escheats Act of 1871.

Will be held before me at the
On TUESDAY, the 1st day of March, 1904.
now next ensuing, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon
touching and concerning TWO CERTAIN PAR-
CELS OF LAND in Southampton Parish, viz. :-
Dwelling HOUSE,
thereto belonging in Southampton Parish, con-
taining Four and One Quarter Acres, more or less,
bounded Northerly, by land formerly of Mary
Burcows, Easterly, by land formerly of Mary Hay-
ward, Southerly, by land formerly of William
Vickers, and Westerly, by land formerly of Joseph
Durham Evans. And all that Certain PARCEL
OF LAND in Southampton Parish, containing
Four Acres and thirty-two perches, more or less,
bounded on the North, by land now or formerly
of the heirs or devisees of Mary Burrows, on the
East, by the land above described and by land now
or late of Samuel Francis Simmons, on the South,
by land formerly of Harriet John Bascome, and on
the West, by land of the Secretary of State orr
War, and by land formerly of Henry King, fo
however otherwise the said two parcels of land may
be bounded or ought to be described. And any
other property which was of John Newbold Bas-
come late of Southampton Parish aforesaid, alleg-
ed to be deceased, at the time of his death and
touching and concerning the right of our Sovereign
Lord the King, to such property by Escheat, and
whether the said John Newbold Bascome, is dead,
and if dead, whether at the time of his death he
was a married man, and whether he died intestate
and without leaving heirs or next of kin, and if so,
whether he left any, and if any, what real or per-
sonal estate, in the said Islands, and if he left any
such estate, whether the same has become the
property of our said Lord the King by way of
Whereof all persons concerned, are hereby re-
quired to take notice and to govern themselves ac-
Provost Marshal General.
Provost Marshal General's Office,
Hamilton, 28 November, 1903.-3p

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The Bodley Club (named after Sir Thomas
Bodley, who, three hundred years ago, founded
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The books in this library are the very best of
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books so inviting.
Arrangements have been made by which our
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Those who desire the best of reading and who
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RITA, the celebrated authoress of "Souls," gives ev dence in
her letter below of the great benefit to be obtained from Phosferine
when exhausted or fagged after a long spell of Br in Work. She
finds it relieves Weariness and Depression and is excel ent for
attacks of Neura'gia. It is the only restorative she uses after a
prolonged s rain of brain work. We quo e her own words from a
recent letter which we are permitted to use:-
"I have gr at p measure in staying t at I have der:v d great bcnefi- from the use of
Phosferine, especially when fagged or < xhausted after a lo! g spell of brain work. The
severe strain caused by I ours of mei tal lab ur is only 'oo well known 10 writers a-nd
physicians. A br. ak-down is no infre: uent occurence. Wine, spirit or malt ,tiamulants
are not advisable, owing to the ii evitable reaction produced by temporary excitement.
Phosferine, however, seems to stimulate ihe fa igued brain without prod. cing any bad
effects. It relieves that seme of wearme s and depression inseparable from prolonge d mental
efforts. I have also found it excellent for attacks of neuralgia."
The Bungalow, Swanage, Dorset. Oct. 29 h, 1903.


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No. 47.
Pursuant to adjournment the House met.
Present,- His Honour the Chief Justice, President;
The Honourable the Colonial Secretary,
the Receiver General,
J. M. Hayward,
Oswald Jones,
N. A. Butterfield,
T. S. Reid.
The following Message was brought up from the Honourable House of
Assembly :-
(No. 7,)
Mr. President and Honourable Gentlemen of the Legislative Council.
The House 'of Assembly desires respectfully to inform Your Houourable
House that the Assembly proposes to adjourn to-day to Friday next the
26th instant,! and that after that day there will be no further- business re-
quiring the attention of the House during the present Session.
Sessions House, 22nd February, 1904.
On motion of the Hon. the Colonial Secretary The William Henry Gil-
bert Gratuity Resolve. 1904, was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. the Receiver General in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman rel)ported the Resolve without amendment.
The House adopted the Report.
On motion of the Hon. the Colonial Secretary, The Bermuda Museum
Resolve, 1904, was'read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. the Receiver General in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Resolve without amendment.
The House adopted the Report, and the Rule as to several readings of
Bills and Resolutions on the same day having been suspended the Resolve
was then read the third time and passed.
On motion of the Hon. the Colonial Secretary, The Bermuda Advertis-
ing Resolve, 1904, was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. the Receiver General in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairnmaii reported the Resolve without amendment.
The Hoiuse a;ilpted- the Report, and the Rule a- to several readings of
Bills and Resolutions on the same day having been suspended the Resolve
was then read the third time and passed and, together with the Bermuda
Museum Resolve, ordered to be laid before His Excellency the Governor.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 1st March.

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Terms moderate.

Apply to


Hamilton, November 9, 1903.-tf


Accounts collected throughout Bermuda.
Personal calls and prompt atten-
tion to all matters entrusted to me.
First class references.

Cricket Bats.

A few Cane-handle
on consignment.
On Sale at ----
Hamilton, Sept. 29, 1903.

Select Famiy Cuisine and
and Attendance
Transients Hotel First Class

Reid Street



Centrally H. F. Conyers
Situated Manager

The Shilling Green.
Price 2a. each.
NO SET of Bermvda Stamps Complete, without
the obsolet- Shilling Green, to be had only

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TENDERS will be received by the undersigned
for the rental of the two premises, or separately,
For Stores & Dwelling,
at present in the occupancy of Mrs. G. L. Gor-
ham, known for the past 20 years as "THE
LONDON DRUG STORE," on or before the 1st
August next.
Permission for inspection of premises can be ob-
tained by applying to Mrs. G. L. Gorham.
Attorney for
Hamilton, February 8, 1904.



Ladies and Gentlemen can be
comfortably accommodated on
reasonable terms by applying to

Hamilton Parish.
Among the attractions will be found a Tennis
Lawn, with Sea Bathing, Boating, and with-
in ten minutes walk of the Caves . .
Carriage may be had at shortest notice
Cable Address-" Seaward," Bermuda.


FORi ..........


Luncheons, Dinners and


Strawberries & Cream,
Cut Flowers, etc.
Furnished apartments to let on seaside
sith or without board.
January 23, 1903.

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PORTRAITS that are works of Art and will
not fade.
VIEWS as never finished in Bermuda.
CAMERAS the newest and best models in the
PHOTO SUPPLIES always fresh in stock.
ArIATEUR FINISHING carefully done in shor
FRANING. Readymade Frames on hand.
An Inspection of our work cordially invited.
Nov. 21, 1903-t.f.

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Full Moon : 1 day 10 h. 29 m a.m.
Proprietors--is published every Tuesday and
Saturday Morning at the Royal Gazette Press,
Office, North-West Corner of Reid and Burnahy
Streets, Hamilton.
JOHN F. EVE, Printer to the King's Most Excel-
lent M ]'sty.
Business Co0- nations to be addressed LEE &
Communications for Th Royal Gazette to be
addressed to The Editor of the Royal Gazette
Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., printed at the shortest
Cable Address "Gazette:" Permuds

Agent at ST. GEORGE'S for the Royal Gazette,
MR. GEORGE D. BOYLE, Market Square.
Agent at SOMERSET, J. B. ZUILL, Esqr., J.P.
The Bermuda Royal Gazette" is on file
LONDON-At the Imperial Institute; and at
the offices of Messrs Hopkins, Ford, Lee & Co.,
35 Great St. Helen's, London, E.C.
PHILADELPHIA, PA.-At the Museum 13t1h
South Fourth Street.
NEW YORK.--At the offices of Messrs. Middle-
ton & Co., Morris Building, Corner Beaver &
Broad Streets ; and at the Law Offioe" of Messrs.
Patton Stillman & Patton, 40 Wall Street.

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