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The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Hamilton Bermuda
D.M. Lee
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
-v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
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Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).

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No. 6.-Vol. LI. STATE SUPER VAS ANWTIQUAS. 24s per Ann

Hamilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, February 5, 1878.

Supplementary Notice of
Auction of i

Miiss Eliz-a Seymour,
5th February next,
As per Advertisement in Gazette and Colonist,

At Deceased's late residence at t LU i ve.:u.. z -vl-du ro
adjoining the Royal Naval tHospital, Ireland Is- 7Dr0), 000,
land (the particulars will be given in a subse- ng m.
quent Advertisement) : and R OUND TABLE (Walnut)
On W wednesday, 6th 6 Cane-seat HAIRS (ditto)
SOFA (Mahogany), Horsehair Cushion
February Next, At 12 o'clock, Noon. 1 Arm CHAIR 1 Do. (Cane-seat)
On the Premies, Mahogany CHEFFONIER (large)
S On the Premises, Mahogany TABLE (Marble Top)
H 2 Glass SHADES (figured)
b1tuated at MANGROVE BAY, Somerset, 1 Do. DO. (plain)
near the Public Wharf, consisting of one TWO LAMP (large, with Shade)
attached, bordering on the Queen's Road, West, 4 Pairs CANDLESTICKS
and on the North, %%ith a WHAR F, by the 1 Mantel ORNAMENTS
Waters of Mangrove Bay. 3 Curtain POLES Hearth RUG
[For List of Personal Effects see next column.] Pair VASES Card BASKET, &c., &c.
W. T. ROBERTS, Din Room.
Surviving Executor. .
St. George's, 7th January, 1878. J-ARGE Mahogany Dining TA

E x C A. JN J. ,

Copper Paint,
In Gallon and Half Gallon Tins, and offer the
same for Sale.
[he above Paint having given Satisfaction to
all Who have used it, we confidently recom-
mend it.
Hamilton, Jany. 21st, 1878.-3

Fashionable Dressmak-
.M ISS ANNIE SMITH takes this opportuni-
ty of thanking her Lady Patrons and the
Public generally, for their past favors, and to
inform them that she has removed her place of
Business from Rose Cottage to the DWELLING
HoUse next South of Brunswick House, Angle
Street, near Cedar Avenue, where she solicits
a continuance of same.
Hamilton, Jan. 29th, 1878.



Miller & Spencer,
306 Washington Street,
All persons desirou, of shipping to the above
address will be afforded every accommodation
by applying to our Agent,
Reid Street, Hamilton.
Bermuda, January 28, 1878.

To All whom it may Con-

I HEREBY give Notice that I have been
appointed AGENT AND ATTORNEY for
the Board of Underwriters of New Orleans, and
eai rUB .%,Date, represent the Interests of
10 following Companies, Vizt. :-
New Orleans Mutual Insurance Company,
Crescent do. do. do.
Merchants do. do. do.
Sun do. do. do.
Union Insurance Company,
Hope do. do.
Hibernia do. do.
Factors and Traders Insurance Company,
Tentonia Insurance Company,
New Orleans Insurance Association,
Peoples' Insurance Company,
Mechanris and Traders Insurance Company.
Agent for the several Boards of Under-
writers for Neil York, Boston,
Baltimore and Philadelphia, &c., &c., &c.
St. George's, Bermuda,
21st January, 1878.



.A Bay Horse,
Suitable for general work.
A New Silver Mounted Single
Apply at the Office of the Royal Gazette."
lHamnilton, Jany. 29th, 1878.

J" BLE, with D Ends
6 Dining Room CHAIRS
12 Dinner PLATES
3 Large DISHES 2 Vegetables
'10 SAUCERS (China, figured)
8 _CUPS (ditto)
17 DO. (China, Gilt)
10 SAUCERS (ditto)
12 China PLATES (Gold, large)
12 Do. Do. (Do., small)
1 Sugar BOWL Do.
12 Plated FORKS 14 Wine Glasses
Door MATS Lot of BOOKS, &c., &c.
Bed Rooms.

J (Four-post)
Feather BED MATTRESS (Fibre)
WARDROBE (large)
Chest of DRAWERS Feather Bolster
Oak WASHSTAND, with Drawers and Cover
2 Pairs Blankets 3 Pillows
Basin and Jug 3 Clothes Horses
Mahogany Sofa BED 4 Pairs Linen Sheets
Toilet COVER MAT, &c., &c.
Sole Surviving Executor.
St. Georges, Jany. 28th, 1878.

For Sale,

The Property
to leave
<-d 2

of an Officer about
these Islands,
(On Departure)

Sound and true to Collar,
2 CO WS ,
Price 12 and 10.
3 Barrow PIGS
CUTTER, &c., &c.
Apply to Royal Gazette" Office.
January 29th, 1878.

Comfortable Lodging
For either a Single Gentleman or
a Lady, can be obtained in Church Street, in
this Town. Board can also be obtained if re-
For Reference apply at the Office of the
SRoyal Gazette."
January 28, 1878.

For Sale or Hire.

A Coventry JICYCL E,
(Challenge No. 3), 50 inch. By Singer & Co.
For Particulars apply to
East Broadway, Hamilton.
January 29th, 1878.

For Rent,

Lately Occupied by Honorable H.
Apply to MRS. FACE.
Hamilton, Jany. 28, 1878.-3

For Sale.


Valuable Real Es-
tate and Personal Property.
1HRE Real and Personal Estate of
the late Miss ELIZA SEY-
ls MOUR, (deceased), will be Sold by
The Personal Property
5th February Next, At 12 o'clock Noon,
A h V -rT A CORi

ALONZO PENISToAN'has made arrange-
,nents for obtaining a quantity of the

Which he expects to receive in September next.
Persons can engage the same by applying to
the Subscriber or to
JOHN ZUILL, Somerset.
A. J. HODSDON, Hamilton.
W. 0. NORTH, Bailey's Bay.
The Undersigned will also take this opportu-
nity of informing his Friends and the Public
generally, that he is now prepared to give his
personal attention to the Consignment of
To Messrs. T. H. Bock & Co.,
And will assure all that he will do every thing
in his power to promote the welfare of those
that favor him with Consignments.
Hamilton, Jany. 22nd, 1878.
NEW YORK, Jany. 15th, 1878.
Any Parties desirous of
Shipping Produce
to our Address will please apply to Mr. C. A. V.
FRITH (at Store of Mr. E. B. JONES, Hamil-
ton), who wil' forward them free of Consul's
Certificate, &c.
Our Junior, Mr. NASH, will be on hand as
usual, later in the Season.
January 22, 1878.-tf.

LL Persons having CLAIMS against AN-
ilton Parish, deceased, will present the same to
the Subscribers on or before the first day oj April
next, and all Persons INDEBTED to the Es-
tate, will please make Payment by that time.
January 14, 1878.


North of Trinity Church,


Portland, in Casks of 4 Bushels
Rosendale, in Barrels,
IHamilton, Dec. 18, 1877.
Garnet Seed Potatoes,
In prime Condition for Planting.
15th January, 1878.

For Rent.

That very

Desirable and
niently Situated


i'l Dwelling HtOUSE,
In Reid Street, Hamilton, known as "STONE
IIAVEN," with Stables, Coach House, &c.

Apply to


January 29th, 1878.

Following Articles,
At Low Rates for Cash
BLS. and Half Barrels S. F. FLOUR
Barrels Corn MEAL
HIalf Barrels Family BEEF
Barrels Packet BEEF
Barrels TAR, PITCH and ROSIN
Barrels Portland and Rosendale CEMENTS
White Pine Lumber,
Clear and Merchantable,
Consisting of 4, 1, 1l, 14 and 2 inches-Dry
and Cured-Dressed Boards, Grooved and
Tongued and with Square edges, 16 feet
long x 12 inches wide.
Pitch Pite L U BPIE t1,
I and 14 dressed Flooring 44 to 6 inches
in width.
Of assorted Sizes.
4 and 5 feet Lengths.
Onion Box Material.
LATIlS and Peruvian GUA.\NO.
Which, to approved Purchasers, will be Sup-
plied on accommodating terms.
Hamilton, Jany. 8th, 1878.




January 25th, 1878.

For Rent,
That desirable Property in Paget

At present occupied by MAJOR WILKINSON,
D.C.G. Possession given 1st January next.

Apply to


November 3, 1877.

For Rent,
In the Town of Hamilton,
A Furnished Two Story
Dwelling HO USE.
Apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, Sept. 25th, 1877.

For Rent,
Rose Cottage,
Completely furnished, with Out-
houses, Stables and Coach House, convenient-
ly situated and being in the Township of St.
Georges, in its own grounds.
Immediate possession given.
Apply to
St. Georges, 12th November, 1877.

For Rent,
The Comfortable and Pleasantly
In the Town of Hamilton, now occupied by
Mr. N. 0. D)UHAM.
Possession given 5th January 1878.
Apply to
J. E. E ANS,
At the Paint Shop,
Next Cor. of Queen and Reid Street.
Hamilton, Novr. 19th, 1877.

AI The Dwelling House
In Town of Hamilton,
At present occupied by Mrs. Louisa Bennett.
Possession given in January next.
Apply to
Hamilton, Dec. 18, 1877.

For Sale.

SOr Sale, A Splendid Saddle
A Fine .

ae Would Suit any Gentleman of the Bermuda
Arrived by the "CANI.MA" on 20th Instant, Hlunt Club, who would require a good Hunter.
Suitable for general purposes. Apply to
REID STREET. St. George's Hotel.
J nnarv 22. 1878: St. George's. 18th Dec.. 1877,

i _% ?.

Commissariat Office,
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 28th Jany., 1878.
S AL will receive Sealed Tenders, in Dupli-
cate, up to 12 o'clock, Noon,

The 8th day of February, 1878,
From Persons desirous of RENTING that
Piece of War Department Land, known as
It is situated in Pembroke Parish, on the
Road leading from Fort Hamilton to Prospect,
and contains about 1 Acre 18 Perches of Graz-
ing and Arable Land. It is now rented by
Mr. J. Barritt.
Possession can be given on the 13th Proximo.
Forms of Tender and all information can be
obtained at the above Office, daily, between
the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
serves the right of rejecting any or all the
2 District Commissary General.

Private oard a d Lodg.

At Mrs. E. H. NEWMAWN'S,
Corner of I)undonald and Court Streets,
January 28, 1878.-3
.d. Emilius Outerbridge
40 Co.,
Shipping and Commission
Agents for NEW YORK.
Quebec & Gulf Ports S. S. Co.,
New York and West India Division.
Jany. 7, 1876.

H. W. Hayward Co.,
General Shipping and
Commission I merchants,
(P. 0. BOX 3709.)
It. W. WAYWARD, New York.
F. D. S. NASH.

m Boots & Shoes,
Also SLIPPERS in great variety
LAMPS of the latest improvement,
Five Doors West of Gazette" Office,
In James Richardson's Store.
Hamilton, Nov. 20, 1877.

John B. Newman,
Reid Street, Hamilton.
(Nearly opposite the Royal Gazette" Office.)
General Harness Maker and
MATTRESSES made to order.
N. B.-Neatness, Strength and Punctuality
Guaranteed at the above Establishment.
Hamilton, Dec. 1st, 1877.-3m.

The Standard of
the World.

Adapted to the Standard of all Nations, Packed
ready for Shipping.
World's Fair, London 1851
World's Fair, New York 1853
World's Fair, Paris 1867
World's Fair, Vienna 1873
World's Fair, Santiago, (Chili) 1875
World's Fair, Philadelphia 1876
World's Fair, Sydney, Australia, 1877
The best Feeder known for Stationary, Marine,
and Locomotive Boilers, &c.,) also
Oscillating Pump Co.'s Pump.
October 16th, 1877.-6m

For Rent,
Cedar Ville Collage,
(Near Cedar Avenue,) Hamilton.
Immediate possession given. For Particulars
apply to

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The i.l;.1i interest for the --:.-' fortnight has
centred more in the diplomatic than the military
Hamilton0 February 5, 1878. situation. But the Russians have, nevertheless,
been following up their victories. Gen. Ghuorko
O pursued Suleiman, and for three ,:'vy- kept up a
Colonial0..../'f.&, 8 i~tn." fight. The Turk managed to get away
FEBRUoTARY 4TH, 1878. with the bulk of his forces. He reached the sea-
H IS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR board and got to the -'. .ity of Constantinople,
has been pleased to appoint where his army was to form the nucleus of the
has been pleased to appoint forces to defend that city. The Servians have been
His Ilouior Josinah @ees, gaining some advantages. They did not take
To be (provisionally) a member of Her Majes- ,Widdin, as they expected to do, but gained other
ty's Council for these Islands. advantages. Adrianople was not defended, or no
By His Excellency's Com 7and, accounts of its defence have been received. There
were three Russian columns converging towards
R. E. WEBSTER, that city. Ghuorko, Radetzky and Skobeleff were
1 Colonial Secretary. all marching for it, and no doubt the Russians
....... ^ ........ .. possess it. The Russian scouts appeared in the
CUSTOM HOUSE-HiAMILTON.v neighbourhood of Gallipoli. While thay were
cUsTOM HOUSE-N HAEED LTON. talking about armistice and peace their troops were
ENTERED. penetrating the country up to the very walls of
January 09-Norwegian Barque Rex, Hampton, Liver- penetantinople. The British Government directed
pool; 502 tons coal for Naval Yard. Consantinope. The British Government directed
Feb. 1-Brigt. Glance, Hill, Demerara; rum and sugar their fleet to enter the Dardanelles and to protect
to B. W. Walker & Co. British interests. The Russians thereupon repre-
4-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York; as- sented that they had no purpose of attacking Galli-
aorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox. poli unless they found a Turkish arAy there.
PORT OF ST. GEORGE. There was no army at Gallipoli to resist them, and
ENTERED. Admiral Hornby and his fleet were stopped at the
Feb. 1.-German Brig C. V. Treunfels, Havermann, mouth of the Dardanelles, and did not enter that
Master, from DIoboy, Georgia, with cargo of pitch pine famed strait. It was a near thing, however. Had
bound to the Channel for orders. Captain H. reports the Russians come in force to Gallipoli there seems
succession of heavy gales from time of leaving until to be little doubt that they would have soon run
sighting tihe Islands. Owing to the vessel leaking against the English Blue Jackets, and then affairs
badly, concluded to bear up for Bermuda. On the af- would have been somewhat different.
ternoon of Tuesday last, struck on the reefs to the As far as can be ascertained, no armistice has
Westward of the Islands, near Long Bar; became been signed or agreed to. Terms of peace have
waterlogged, and sustaining serious injury to the rud- p i c ,
der. On Thursday evening was towed to Five Fathom been proposed and preliminarily accepted, and,
Hole by Steam Tug C. F. Ackerman, and on Friday pending their consideration, active hostilities have
* morning was towed thence into Port,-Agent, John been suspended. If during negotiations the troops
S. Darrell.- of the Czar have been getting too far into Turkish
CLEARED. territory, it must have been their momentum which
Feb. 1.-Schr. Franklin, Davis, inward cargo to carried them there, and no intention to pursue the
Galveston, Texas. Sailed same day. On endeavoring suspended campaign. There was a good deal about
to sail out by some mismanagement got on shore in the Ru-ian tactics which England did not like.
Port and had to avail herself of the assistance of Tug They kept back too long their conditions of peace,
Ackermann. were, and are, too mysterious as to their purport,
and, it was (said, communicated them to Austria
MOVEMENTS OF VESSLS IN PORT. and Germany days before they did to England.
BARQUES. Sir Stafford Northcote had announced that the
tion to-dudman, be sold, and materials at Au- supplementary supplies referred to in the Queen's
Aurora, undergoing repairs. speech would not be asked for until the peace pro-
Veronica Madre; caulking decks, positions of Russia showed whether they were
Monarchy; discharging. needed or not. Three or four days after making
BRIGS. this statement, he gave notice that he should
Jul1'LZnidai',; finishing reloading. move them on the 28th of January. The reason
Prir.'s'ts; waiting for orders, he assigned for this change of purpose was that
Eliza; caulking topsides. the Russians kept back their 'propositions, did not
Kate; repairing. conclude their armistice, and were all the time
a ; waiting for orders. reaching points which made British interests more
SCHOONER. insecure. The next day their terms of peace were
Uncle Tom; waiting for orders, received, and on the whole may be taken to be
P NV what the. Government expected. The motion,
PASSENGERS ARRIVED. l ie w.ver, :,r the supplementary supplies is not
In the Mail Steamer Canima, yesterday from New wit o'. The Government desire to have them
York:-Rev. Dr. Galleher, Mrs. J. H. Kinney, Miss voted to Te orn ma e ir a
M. Cogswell, Miss M. Kinney, Miss Chapman, Miss voted to e used or not as may be expedient, and
Marsh, Captain G. W. Hill, Messrs. C. L. Middleton, they wish to go into any conference with the Great
J. J. Frith, F. Perot, Jr., W. B. Cogswell, P. L. De Powers fortified with this vote, which they an-
Mory Gray, J. Ronan. F. W. Brown and T. D. Dreher. nounce will be treated as one of confidence. The
Second Cabin,-Mary J,. Borley, Ellen Parker, C. Liberals have accepted the challenge, and will re-
Miller. sist the supplies and the vote which is to imply
approval of the general policy of the administra-
DEPARTURE OF THE ADMIRAL. tion on the Eastern question. The debate was
H. M. S. Bellerophon, Captain Fisher, bearing resumed on the last day of January, and was
the Flag of Vice Admiral Sir A. Cooper Key, K.C. expected to last four or five days.
B., F.R.S., the Naval Commander-in-Chief, left The Russians propose to leave the use and pass-
early on Saturday morning last, for Barbados. age of the Ini'ronell.s to be settled by the Euro-
The Admiral is on his annual tour of the West pean congress. This being a proper disposition of
Indies. the only question in which English neutrality is
: Lady Key, and the two Misses Key, accompan- principally involved, the Liberals assert that the
ied the gallant Admiral. Government has nothing to complain of or appre-
The Flag Ship was attended by H. M. Ships Ar- bend, and that the demand for supplementary sup-
gus, Sirius, and Bullfinch, plies is a superfluous menace, and that the resour-
The Argu and Sirius went out on Friday-the ces would be injudiciously used if g~kir b1.- There
former for target practice, and the latter to lay a is no doubt that there have been great differences
buoy on a shoal to the Eastward of the Islands, in the British Cabinet. The Marquis of Salisbury,
discovered by that vessel on her recent return from who means what he says, in a speech in the Lords,
Halifax. We understand there are only 20 feet denied any such differences. But very soon after
water on this shoal atf low tide. Lords Derby and Carnarvon sent in their resigna-
tions. To be sure they did so in consequence of
FORESTERS' BALL. the despatch of the fleet to the Dardanelles. When
S' the-order was countermanded Lord Derby with-
On Tuesday evening last a Ball, in connection with drew his resignation, but that of Lord Carnarvon,
Court "Robin Hood," No. r652, A. 0. F., took place who also objected to the demand of supplemen-
in the Masonic Hall, Hamilton. The weather during t who also be to theademand.of tupplem
the evening was very favorable, and in consequence tary supplies, was accepted. It is not probable,
there was a large attendance, including some of the however, that any defections will be sufficient to
principal tradesmen of the town and vicinity. The embarrass the Ministry, and the defections are
Hall was very tastefully decorated, every available space likely to be more numerous in the Liberal ranks.
being utilized; flags, festoons and devices met the eye The general distrust of Russia, the feeling that she
in all directions. At the head a splendid scroll wreath is trying- to make bargains with A-u Ihi Iand Ger-
surmounted the Dispensation and other emblems of many, and the probability that her policy as -it
the Order, the whole being embellished with evergreens develops will yet more excite the English, all seem
and flowers, artistically arranged. The room was lit to favour the position of the Government. Austria
up with lights in a sort of Ghagan" chandelier and is said to be dissatisfied with some of the cessions
lanterns, which were festooned with coloured paper of territory demanded by :Russia for herself and
chains and loops of evergreens. The large portico of
the Hall was canvassed in, forming a convenient place allies, and it is not improbable that the conference
for a promenade, and side by side, at the door leading may be the occasion of greater differences rather
to the same, hung the standards of John Bull and Bro- than a means of settling those which exist. But
other Jonathan, which acted as a symbol of the friendly for the present the English demand, on which their
relations existing between the two countries and their future action settled itself, that peace with Turkey
countrymen. There was a large and fashionable num- was a European and treaty question, is admitted.
ber of ladies present, who seemed to indulge very freely With their supplies voted the Administration say
in the recreation for which the tender sex are so well that they can go into the conference feeling and
known. The music was supplied by a portion of the demonstrating that they have the people behind
excellent String Band of the 46th Regiment, and was them. The Russians demand large territorial
of the style for which the "Pompon Rouges" are so grants from Turkey they demand indemnity of
justly distinguished. Dancing was kept up with vigor e i, a y t h o
till an early hour in the morning, and a novelty was, twenty millions of pounds, and are to hold other
that, after midnight, the ladies were vested with the territory until it is paid; and they demand reforms
sashes and regalia of the Order. and independence for Servia and their other allies.
Great .credit is due to Bros. R. Harding (S.C.I,.) As to somne part of these demands Austria :l,.^,:t-.
and J. Barritt, as also io the Committee under whom But the feeling in England has more to do with
they acted, for the admirable and successful manner in the freedom of the Dardanelles, which is to be left
which the arrangements of the evening were carried to the Great Powers to decide, and in their decision

out, notwithstanding them any drawbacks that, at times, England is to have her part and say.
existed. H.E.G.

The undersigned, Passengers on board the steam-
er Canima, from New York to Bermuda, have pre-
pared this paper as an expression of their sincere
appreciation of the skill and courtesy of Capt. Lid-
dicoat. By his fidelity to the duties of his position
and the unfailing kindness marking his personal
intercourse with the passengers, our voyage was
made in security and comfort. He has our very
cordial acknowledgements and the best wishes of
us all.
J. N. Galleher of New York,
Francis Perot, Jr., of Philadelphia,
Frank W. Brown, of New York,
C. L. Middleton, of New York,
T. D. Dreher, of New York,
P. L. de Mory Gray, of New York,
W. B. Cogswell, of Missouri,
George W. Hill, of Bermuda,
John Ronan, of New York,
J. J. Frith, of Turks' Islands,
J. H. Kinney, of Rome, New York,
Miss Marsh, of New York,
Miss Chapman, of Perth Amboy,
Frances Dudley Kinney, of Rome, N.Y.
Miss Cogswell, of Missouri.
February 4. 1878.

Honourable Alfred G. Jones, the newly appointed
Minister of Militia, has been returned to the Do-
minion Parliament for Halifax County.
From Turks' Islands we learn that Mr. W. G.
Arthur, of Grand Turk, has been convicted in the
Supremee Court of the Turks and Caicos Island, of
Defamatory Libel on lessrs. Frith and Murphy of
same Island, and sentenced to the Common Gaol at
Grand Turk for the space of three calendar months
and to pay a fnlue of 25.


NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 31, 1878.-The Steamship
Metropolis, from Philadelphia for Bahia, with 200
laborers, 500 tons of railroad iron and special mails
for Brazil, is ashore three miles south of Currituck
Lighthouse. There are 221 persons on board, fifty
of whom hravr swam ashore", -
PHILADELPUIA, Jan. 31.-The steamship Metro-
polis wa under theclommand of Captain Ankers,
and was the second despatched by Messrs. P. & T.
Collins to Brazil. She sailed on Tuesday morning
last from Willow street wharf, this city, with 215
passengers, only twenty- five being saloon passengers.
She carried a cargo of 500 tons of rails and machi-
nery, and 200 tons of stores, all in charge of Mr.
Paul J. White, late chief engineer of the Lehigh
Navigation Company, and Mr. James T. Moore,
engineer. Nearly all the passengers were laborers
and foremen to work on the Madeira and Mamore
Railroad, which the firm of the Collins Brothers
have contracted to build The rails and machinery
carried were for the plant of the road, and the
stores for the subsistence of the workmen on the
vessel, and those despatched on the Mercedita, the
first ship despatched.
The wreck is about twenty miles north of the
Kitty Hawk station. The Metropolis is fast i, eak,
ing up, and fragments of the wreck and the ar-
ticles on board are rapidly washing ashore.
According to the account af a survivor the Me-
tropolis experienced a terrific gale for the last
twenty-four hours. When she struck she was
heading about south-southeast.
The vessel swung broadside to the surf, which
made a complete break over her and washed many
of the people overboard into the sea.

Very"." .iie~~ae

The Very Vate-'t.!

So-I L4 P

Servia, except that part comprised in Bosnia, and get the opinion of the constituencies,
150,000 Turkish pounds war indemnity and the John Bright Makes a Strong Appeal.-Mr. Bright
immediate appointment of a special commission to lamented Sir shtfford Northcote's tone in giving
examine the respective claims of Roumania and notice of a supplementary vote. He had spoken as
Servia to the Pachalic of Widden." though the freedom of the Christian provinces of
Turkey were opposed to the interests of England.
GRos BREACH OF OrFFICIAL DECORM.-At the Mr. Bright hoped 6,000,000 would not be used to
recent annual dinner of the leading German Socie- restrict that freedom. He thought the terms of
ty at Philadelphia, the Consul of the German Em- peace contained niotLhig that should alarm the peo-
pire made a speech in which he ridiculed and de- pie, feed our discreditable jealousy of Russia or jus-
rided the Government of the United States, and tify the government in entering a conference with an
was supported by Mr. Stephen Meyer, a prominent attitude of menace.
lawyer, and eventually a party of the imperalists A Distasteful Legacy.-If the government adhered
toasted health and success to the German Emperor to the old policy of crushing enemity against Russia
and confusion to the United States Government. they would ,bequeath a legacy of war to posterity,
The matter was to have been brought to the atten- whereas they might bequeath a legacy of growing,
tion of the United States State Department.-Phila. lasting friendship with one of the greatest empires.
delphia is in a ferment over the outrage of the Ger- The debate was adjourned until to-day.
man Council. Mysterious Silence.-In the House of Lords yes-
terday afternoon, Lord Derby, Foreign Secretary,
There were 26,203 deaths in the City of New in reply to a question, said he had no information
York during the year 1877, which is qit'al to a concerning the armistice; he had just seen Count
a mortality of 24-32 per 1000 of the population. Schouvaloff, the Russian Ambassador, and he had
The death rate among the natives was 29-69 per 1000 none. He (Lord Derby) saw a ctnfideitial com-
among the Irish was 22-24 per 1000 munication from Prince Gortschakoff to Count
among the Germans 15'18 per 10C0 Schonvaloff, saying he was at a loss to explain the
The deaths among the children during the year delay. Certainly Turhki-. was equally unaware of
under one year of age, were 7,456. the cause. Lord Derby "-uppoe.ed an explanation of
The births during the year were 25,569. Of this perplexing situation would soon be forthcoming.
these 9,451 had German fathers and 8,023 German Joint Occupation Not Proposed.-In reply to the
mothers, 7,047 native fathers and 9,145 native mo- question whether the occupation of Constantinople
others, 5,264 had Irish fathers and 5,413 Irish mo- by Russia alone or in c.-ijLii -~ia with other Powers
others. 1,400 German ifti,'it- selected wives outside had been put forward as one of the conditions of
their own countrywomen, and that the native Ame- peace, Lord Derby answered n :hesil:tiagly in the
rican and ITbi:..'ely do so. negative. He said no pnro,,it im had been made by
Russia that diplomatic sanction '.Li be given to
A treaty of commerce and friendship between the the occupation of C:.':-b:.i-::. 1, and no proposal
United States and the Samoan Islands, was signed had been made for joint occupation.
by Secretary Evarts and M. K. Le ?M.i'a:a, the Don't Value Armenia Very in:clb.--In the House
latter representing the Islands, at Washington, on of Lords last evening, during the general debate
the 17th ultimo. which arose on the question whether the government

a nid E s:::. s'. .' ..____
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat, il. PERIAL- PARLIAMENT.
from New York, arrived at her wharf in this Town
yesterday morning. She was prevented leaving HOUSE OF COMMONS, JANY. 31.
New York till 6'30 a.m. of 1st February, by a -
heavy snow storm. STOP'Y WORD-'' IN PARLIAMENT.
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. LONDON, Feb. 1.-It is reported that at a Cabi-
PoI.-"-:: Gale -.. Mr. Harding for files of New York net council on Wednesday the party of aeti
papers of the 31st ult., and to Mr. Mi!-er, second -aine. the ascendant, and that an important minis-
engineer, for a copy of the Herald of the morning 'r:,l statement will be made at an early stage of
of her leaving,- the pending debate which will alter the aspect of the
J. J. Frith, Esqr., passenger by Canima; will situation. if no news, or satisfactoryy news, touch-
please accept our thanks for files of New York, ing an armistice be received before the division the
Boston and Turks' Island papers, government's majority will probably largely exceed
Gold in New York on 1st instant, 102-. .one hundred. The signing of an armistice would
Shares Delaware and Hudson R. Canal, 50. reduce the majority and increase the vigor and bit-
There have been very heavy gales and snow terness of the opposition attacks. There is some
storms all along the Eastern sea board. talk among the radicals of opposing the money vote
The Steamer Metropolis from Philadelphia for byobstructive tactics in the event of an armistice
Bahia, with 200 passengess-cabin and steerage- The .n:-ee Crowded.-The House of Commons was
was lost near Norfolk, Va., and 170 lives lest. very crowded in all parts yesterday afternoon by
A steamer supposed to be the Elphinstone (Brit- persons anxious to listen to the debate on the gov-
ish), from Liverpool for Philadelphia is ashore out- ernment's motion for a supplementary vote. Many
side the Capes. peers and foreign representatives were present.
-- The Gladstone Negropontis Affair.--Sir Stafford
ENGLAND, &c. Northcote, Chancellor of the Exchequer, replying to
LONDON, Jan. 81.-A despatch from Woolwich a question, said that the government will not object
reports that a number of Whitehead torpedoes and to furnish the House with the correspondence res-
apparatus for dischbarging stationary torpedoes have pecting the Gladstone-Negropontis incident.
been shipped for the Mediterranean fleet and 4 000 Telegraph near Gallipoli Cut.-Mr. Robert Bourke,
barrels of cannon powder have been brought from Under Foreign Secretary, in reply to a question,
the reserve magazine at Southampton to the Thames said he had heard yesterday that the telegraph line
ready for shipment, between Constantinople and Gallipoli was cut.
France and Germany agreed.-A Berlin correspon- Lord Derby's Conditions Adhered to. -Sir Stafford
dent says he hears from a trustworthy source that idaththe, ln response to an enquiry of Mr. Chaplin
France has confidentially declared that she stands said' at the latest advices no armistice had been
on the same side as Germany in regard to the signed. The Russians are still advancing southward,
Eastern question, although resolved to avoid for- reached. As to whether, in vieo what point they have
eign complications reached. As to whether, in view of the continued
A Remarkable Proposition -The North German Russian advance, England still adheres to the condi-
A Remarkable Proposition.-he North German tions of Lord Derby's May despatch, he said:-"I
Gazetteson for the Russiat thereis a scheme under discus- can only say that the government does entirely adhere
sian for the ERussians to h onld Cetiopn by to those conditions."
land while the European squadrons are stationed Forster's Amendment.-Mr. Forster, at five o'clock
Pibefore the sea front. P.M., amid the cheers of the opposition, moved his
Pim'mons esti- fMotion.-In the House of amendment to the vote of credit, declaring that the
Commons yesterday afternoon Mr. Bedford Clap- House saw no reason for adding to the people's bur-
perton Trevelyan Pim (conservative),member from dens by voting additional supplies, (The text was
Gravesendt the Hogave notice tha he would move to-day sent on Wednesday morning.) Mr. Forster said he
thacredit for maintain g the government due saw nothing in the peace conditions endangering
credit for maintaining the policy determined upon British interests. He was convinced of the absolute
after the sonl immn assurances of the Czar that e de- necessity of his amendment. -
sired only immunity for the Christian subjects of British Interests not Endangered.-The vote de-
the Porte and aimed at no aggrandizement what- handed by the government was unprecedented. If
ever, is of the opinion that these assurances are it was the duty of the House to vote money when
being deliberately evaded by the proposed terms of wanted it was the duty of the government to say
peace and the advance of the Russian arms, and what it was wanted for. The "only information the
believes that the time has come when the immediate House had was that the government intended to
action of England is an absolute necessity, and re- flourish the vote in the face of the forthcoming Con-
quests, forthwith, estimates for placing the army gress on the Eastern question. The interpretation
and navy on a war footing. Mr. Pim represents put upon the motion was that the government
the strong Turcophile section of the House. thought the peace conditions unsatisfactory. He
A Solid Conservative Vote.-The Conservatives in could find nothing in them calling for a suspicious
the House of Commons are expected to give solid attitude on the part of Great Britain-nothing en-
support to the credit vote on Thursday. One or dangering British interests.
two defections (not more) are probable. The Libe- I The Policy of the Ministry Arraigned--If Russia
rals, on the contrary, are divided. There will be desired to take advantage of her victories to after
numerous abstentions, and some of the Liberals existing treaties concerning the Dardanelles that
will support the Government. wish was only natural; but Prince Gortschakoffhad
Attitude of the Home Rulers.-The home rulers said he regarded this as a matter not to be settled
have not yet determined on their course, but they by Russia. Mr. Forster then arraigned the recent
will probably mostly abstain from voting, Such of foreign policy of the government, and declared that
them as vote (mainly ultramontanes) will support they were not entitled to this vote as a vote of con-
the government. The majority for the credit is fidence, and did not need it for any interest of the
nlr-ni':y esi,;ia!1ed at over one hundred. country. Mr. Forster spoke for an hour and a half.
Austria's Protest.-A telegram from Vienna con- A Vigorous Reply.-Right Hon. Richard Asheton
firms the report that A usfI i has addressed a note Cross, Secretary of State for the Home Department,
to Russia resolutely upholding the interests of followed Mr. Forster. Mr. Cross said Mr. Forsters'
Austria and E'i-rpep. The note already forms the speech was intended to create the feeling that there
subject of general diplomatic pourparlers. was a war party in the government which desired
Insisting on her rights.-The Vienna correspondent the credit in order to apply it to warlike purposes.
of the Daily Telegraph states that an Austrian note This imputation he distinctly denied. He also de-
energetically pi testing against anything affecting clined to admit that the vote was intended as a gen-
Austrian or European interests being altered with- eral vote of confidence. All the government asked
out the concurrence of all the Signatory Powers, was that the money should be granted which might
will reach St. Petersburg on Monday night. be necessary, and that it be given in the full confi-
Austria will mobilize.-The correspondent says he dence that it would be used if absolutely necessary.
has reason to believe that if the answer does not The government had never swerved from the policy
meet every point clearly and definitely the mobili- of Lord Derby's despatch of the 6th of May.
nation of the Austrian army will be forthwith de- "Lyinq Speeches" of the Oppositon -He charac-
creed. Germany will not interfere. terized the speeches made against the government
Russia satisfies Austria.-The Paris Gaulois de- outside of the House as lying speeches. (Cheers
clares that it has authentic information from Berlin from the Ministerial benches.) He commented on
that the three Emperors' alliance is re-established. the delay in making known the terms of peace and
Russia at the request of Germany having modi- the coincident rapid advance of the Russian forces,
fled the peace conditions obnoxious to Austria. and pointed out that the delay was not caused by the
Probable secret Understanding.-The same corres- Turks but by the Russians. He asked where wa
pondent says an official despatch received in Vienna the strategic reason for the Russian advance on
announces that the Russians have occupied Boar- Constantinople when thebases of peace were already
gas and Rodosto. He hints that there is a secret accepted by Turkey?
understanding between Russia and Turkey. There The Opposition "Friends" of Russia.--He taunted-
is no confirmation of these movements from any the opposition (amid a storm of derisive shouts of
ts ay "Withdraw !') with being friends of the Russians
o ner source. and maintained that, {,w'eini the Russians still advan.
corAdvancing on Gallipoli -.- e Daly Telegraph cing, the government was bound to persevere in the
correspondent at Gallipoli says :- On Wednesday v The government must exercise the right to
the Russians were at Dedeagatch and Feridjice. be heard in the final settlement, and if it be heard at
The telegraph lines are interrupted and it is re- all it must be backed by the estimate now sub-
ported they are advancing hither." mitted.
Preparing to defend Stamboul.-A correspondent The Vote Must be Carried.-The government's onvly
at Pera says :-"A council of war was held object was a substantial and lasting peace. He had
to-day (Wednesday). Hobart Pacha was present not believed until he saw it that this amendment
The Council determined to take measures for the would be put, but he had no doubt it would be de-
defence of the capital." heated by an overwhelming majority.
No foreign Prince for Bulgaria.-The Agence Rus- The Rouse An iaoehl.-Mr. Cross spoke an hour
se, cont! adicting the report mentioned by Sir Staf- and ten minutes. The House was very lively during
ford Northcote in his last speech, says the question both Mr. Forster's and Mr. C('ross' speeches and there
of appointing a foreign prince to rule Bulgaria is were cheers and counter cheers from either side of
not even mentioned in the peace conditions, which the House.
only speak of a Christian Governor. Why Not Consult the Country ?-Sir '.Viltrid Law.,
Servian lFodesty.-The Vienna Presse says :- son opposed the vote and contended that the proper
"Servia demands, as conditions of peace, all old course of the government was to go to the country

000,000 francs, in addition to a great quantity of
diamonds and a wonderfully rich Trousse.m. Fes-
tivities in celebration of the marriage were to last
five days.
MICHAEL ANGELO HAYES.-Michael Angelo Hayes,
the well known artist, and who was formerly City
Marshal of Dublin, has met his death in that city
under extraording.circumstances. He had gone to
the root of his house to iovestigatl some stoppage
in a cistern. It is supposed that he was seized
with a fit, during which he fell into the cistern and
was suffocated in less than a foot of water.
Commons on the evening of the 18th Jany. the
amendment to the Address moved by Mr. Mitchell
Henry, that an examin1in be made into Irish
grievances, was rejected by a vote of 301 to 48.
The Addresi was then agreed to.
A BRAVE TROOPER.--When gallant Ponsonby
lay previously wounded on the field of Waterloo,
he torgot his own despr.rate plight while watching
an encounter between a couple of French lancers
and one of L& own men, cut off from his troop. As
the Frenchmen came down upon Murphy, he, using
his sword as if it were a shillelagh, knocked their
lances alternately aside again and again. Then
suddenly setting apurs to his horse, he galloped off
full speed, his eaz er foes following in hot pursuit,
but not quite neck and neck. Wheeling round
at ea:tly the right moment, the Irishman, rushing
at the foremost fellow, parried his lance, and struck
him down. The second pressing on to avenge hia
comrade, was ci:t through diagonally by Murphy's
sword, falling to the earth without a cry or a
groan; while the victor, scarcely glancing at his
bautdivwcrk trotted off whistling" The Grinder."--
Chambers's Journal.

Some years ago twenty per cent of the mit who
enlisted in the British army signed their names
with a cross. Nowadays hardly five per cent can.H
not write. A

would take steps to secure the protection of the
iMii-,hi:lmniii ppulati.- n of European Turkey, Lord
Derby said he was not one of those who afttf.nlel
great imtp.i taic- to Armenia as involving Enilish
interests, but he doubted the prudence of holding
language in this House which must be encouragement
to the Russians to advance in that direction.
Ready to Consider Terms. -He could not entertain
the view that this war grew out of a local disturb-
ance'in Herzegovina .nln! i.or been planned before.
The government's first care would be to secure that
a settlement of peace be made with the concurrence
of all the European Powers, and when the terms of
peace were known they would receive the deepest
and most earnest consideration of the government,
one of whose obvious duties it would be to secure,
as far as possible, equal justice to Mohammedans
and Christians.
Home Rulers will Not Vote.-The home rulers, at
iheir meeting yesterday, decided to abstain from
voting on the government's motion for a credit vote.
Carnarvon's Successor Positively Announced.-It is
officially announced that the Right Hon. Sir Mi-
chael Edward Hicks-Beach, Chief Secretary for
Ireland, has accepted the Colonial Secretaryship.
Doesn't Look Peacefdl.-The st,,reship Wye will
embark two and a half millions rflie cartridges and
a number of shells for 88-ton guns for Malta on
Closing in on Constantinople.-Minister Lavard
telegraphed, under date of January 28, that the
Russians have appeared at Bourgas, and seemed
detern.ined] to advance on Constantinople in great
Bases of Peace not Definitive.-Lord Loftus tele-
graphed to Lord Derby on January 30, that Gort-
schakoff replied to the notification that the bases of
peace were not definitive :s regarded Europe. The
questions affection, Euiropcren interests would be
concerted with the Powers. Lord Lof us adds that
Prince Gortschakoff informed him that the last ar-
ticle of the informal peace conditions communica-
ted by Count Schouvaloff, relative to the ulterior
understanding in regard to Russian interests in the
Straits, was vague and unnecessary. He denied
that it referred to an understanding b'?tween Russia
and Turkey, and had no objection to suppress itaJ-
together, He authorised Lord Loftus to declare -
most cat,-goricallyv that Russia considered the ques-
tion of the Straits could only be settled in concert
with the Powers.
Happy in an Assurance.-Lord Derby yesterday
telegraphed to Minister Loftus that the govern-
ment received Prince Gortschakoff's statement with
satisfaction and would be glad to hear that the
Russians had suppressed the article concerning the
Straits as he had expressed his willingness to do.
At Adrianople. -Lord Derby informed Lord
Loftus on January 29 that Count Schouvaloff, on
behalf of Prince Gortschakoff, denied the rumor
that the preliminaries of peace would be signed at
Sebastopol, and affirmed they would be con f rmed
at Adrianople.

r- We have been favored with the following
List of successful Tenderers for the Commissariat
Contracts for the ensuing twelve months, commenc-
ing on, the 1st of April next :-
Land Hamilton Dist'ct Mr. D. G. Lane
Tranort St. George do. Mr. D. G. Lane
transport Boaz & Irel'd do. Mr. G. Curtis
Hospital and Prison Supplies, M. F. A. White
Prospect te
Do. do, St. George Mr. J. Watkins
Do. do. Boaz and Ireland 1 Mr. J. H. R. Tav-
Island J lor "
Forage Command. Messrs. J. T. Dar-
( rell & Co.
Fuel Wood do. Mr. J. J. Outer-
Water, drinking do. Mr. N. McCallan
Hops and Malt do. Mr. A. Inglis
Coarse Salt do. Mr. W. T. James
Kerosene & Whale Oil do. Mr.G.W. Castner
Rushes do. Mr. J. P. Smith
Purchase of Stable Manure,1 Mr. F. K. Outer-
St. Georges bridge
Do. Boaz & Ireland Island { Mr.J. H. R. Tay-
d lor
Purchase of Empty Flour Bls., ) Messrs. J. T. Dar-
Hamilton rell & Co.
Do. St. Georges Mr. A, Inglis
Purchase of Empty Pork Trcs., M. G. Spurlin
St. Georges M,. Spurling
Purchase of Hospital Refuse, .
St. Geora'e(s; Mr. T. G. Spicer
Shoeing W. D. Horses, Ham- Mr. J. reenlade
ilton and Prospect r. J. eenlade
Lime Command Mr. G. Oakley
Sweeping Chimneys do. Mr. J. E. Tatem
Emptvinm- Ash Pits, &c. do. Mr. J. E. Tatem
Supply of Lamps and Fittings,) Mr. Wm. Bluck
,io. r
Supply of Hardware, R. E. 1 Mr. Win Bluck
Department Command r. Wm. Black
WasLiug and Repairinm Ba-
rack and Hospital Bledding Mr. G. Oakle
and Clothing, East of St. Mr. y :
Georges Ferry J
Do., West do. do. Mr. G. Oakley
Water for Pioneer, Hamilton Mr. W. Bluck

CEDES, third daughter of the Duke deMontpensier,
took place at Madrid on the 23rd January, in the
Atocha Cathedral, with great splendor. The
Duke de Montpensier gives his daughter 25,-


IN. i.

The Barque Eliza Barses, Captain Hollis, in 6
days from New York with a full load of 90 head
,of 'xen, in prime order, arrived at St. George's on
Tuesday last.
/We are indebted to Captain Hollis and Mr.
Richard Smith, Steward, for files of New York pa-
pers of the 22nd ultimo.
The House of Representatives, Washington, on
the 17th January, passed the joint resolution ten-
dering the thanks of Congress to Henry M. Stan-
ley, the Central African Traveller.
The New York Herald says "there is, unfortu-
nately, no improvement in the Bankruptcy Statis-
tics. The record for the year just closed is as grim
and uninviting as that of its predecessors."
The number of failures in 1877 was 8,872 (1 in
every 78) amount of liabilities $190,669,000.
SLADE, THE SPIRITUALIST.-The Times' Paris cor-
respondent states that Mr. Slade, the spiritual me-
dium, alter his expulsion from Vienna went to Ber-
lin, from which place he was also expelled.
dent says:-" A telegram received there from the
Hague states that a marriage is contemplated be-
tween the Prince of Orange and the Princess
Beatrice, of England.
We are indebted to Mr. Field Astwood, mate of the
Brigantine Glance, for a file of Barbados Papers of the
18th ultimo. These papers inform us that the measure
mentioned by the Governor in his message to the Leg-
istature at the opening of the Session, relative to the ad-
mission into the Assembly of two officers of the Crown,
for the purpose of introducing all Government measures
and setting forth, when necessary, the views of the
Executive thereon, had been sent down to the two
houses. By the Mail Steamer Beta to-day we will
doubtless have the debates in the Assembly on the sub-
'The 'Army and Navy Gazette" of the 12th
January, says:-" A telegram, dated Perth, Wes-
tern Australia, Nov. 28, states that Major General
Sir Harry Ord, the new Governor, arrived at Al-
bany on the 5th instant, and met with an enthusi-
astic reception."
4 fra l0IiMENT.-Captain Grant has been ap-
p".PTto the Depot at Bodmin.
MUDA AND NEW YoRx.-The tender of the Mail
Steamer Canima, by the Gulf Ports Company, being
the only one received by the BOARD OF PUBLIC
WORKS in answer to their Advertisement, dated 30th
November last, calling for tenders for Contract for
Steam Communication between Bermuda and New
York-has been accepted on the conditions set forth
in said advertisement.
THE LADY TRUSTEES of Southampton Hall, grate-
fully acknowledge a liberal donation, in aid of
their Building, from His Excellency General Sir
Robert Michael Laffan.

A Supplement of Five
Columns accompanies this issue of
It contains :
The second portion-" The Press, its productions
and mechanism,"
-" Conservative"-On Disestablishment,
"Theatre Royal, Prospect,"
Synopsis of Debate in the Houses of Parliament
on the Queen's Speech. &c., &c.
BIRTH, at Somerset, on 29th January, MRs. BEN-
DIED, in this Parish, _n the evening of the 1st inst.,
after a short illness, MR. FRANCIS TONGUES aged 59
years, leaving a widow and a large circle of friends to
mourn their loss. The deceased was a worthy man,
and much respected by all who knew him.
........., at Elm Lodge, Warwick, on Sunday morn-
ing last, LAVINIA FRANCES, eldest daughter of the
late Captain Thomas Nelmes, aged 57 years. I
.........., at the residence of her brother-in-law, Lad-
hope House, Galashiels, on the 23rd inst., LouisE
SOPHIA DUNBAR SUTHERLAND, elder daughter of the
late Frederick Drinbar Sutherland, member of the Le-
gislative Council, St. Vincent, West Indies, aged 34.
-The Scotsman, (Edinburgh,) Dec. 25.

CIATION are requested to attend a Meeting,

On Friday Next, Instant, At 12 o'clock,
-6 choose DIRECTORS for the current Year.


4th Feby., 1878.

LODGE, No. 1026. of the G. U. 0. of'
0. F are requested to attend A MEETING
To-morrozw Evening,
The 6,hAiist., at 7 o'clock,

, ss (t great importance.
By Request,
P. Secretary.

February ~Ifl, 1d'7~.

An Entertainment,
*. t lthe Odd Fellows' fall,
On Thursday and Fri.
day, the 14th and 15th inst.,
societyY." w
The ALEXANDRINA BAND will be in attend-
Duors open at 3 p.m. each day.
Admission 6d. each.
Secretary, F. 0. U. S.
P.igels, Feby. 5th, 1878.-2

By a Family in this Town.
Apply at the Office of t11i Paper.
Ilamilton, Feby. 5th, 1878.

For the Benefit of Owners, Under-1
writers and all Concerned.

AT U I LL' 7 A .F,

This Day, Tuesday,
February 5th, at 11 o'clock, sharp,

gif~g, ...hlS ,, e.Chors ,

"Susan M. Dudman ,"
Corning, Master,
Which Vessel put into this Port in distress
on a voyage from Philadelphia bound to Bre-
men, and abandoned on Survey and Estimate
and sold in accordance with instructions.
St. George's, Feby. 5th, 1878.

r BY_ AU -'-iT O N,
To-morrow, Wednesday,
6th Instant, At Noon,
Z'6L ,

Barrels Corn MEAL
Half Bls. Family BEEF and Mess PORK
Half and Qr. Bls. MACKEREL
Boxes Smoked HERRINGS
Half Chests TEA, Oolong, Mixed and Break-
Washing SODA Kerosene OIL, &c., &c.
A Small Lot of Dry GOODS and
To Close a Consignment.
And, without Reserve,
n A young Cow,
And a few Tons Bat GUANO.
Hamilton, Feby. 5th, 1878.
N. B.-Should To-morrow be unfair, then.
first fair day after. J.H



Under the 0i" Shed,
At 12 o'clock,

On Thursday next,
7th Instant,
Barrels Table POTATOES Bls. ONIONS
Tins Roast BEEF HAMS
Half Chests TEA Casks VINEGAR
The well known Horse
-, ,, Dandy,"
Very stylish and a capital Hunter.
A Copper fastened
-B. W. WALKER & CO.,
i Hamilton, Feby. 4th, 1878.

Just Received,
Men's Calf and Kid Spring-side

Ladies Buttoned KI t) BOOTS
FLANNEL, &c., &c.
Hamilton, Feby. 4th, 1878.--3



rfilE Cheapest and BEST ASSORTMENT
SON SALE at the Royal Gazette" Stati-
onery Store.
ICPJ Liberal discount to the TRA DE.
Slainilton, Feby. 4, 1878.-2 3 p.

Cook V ,anted,
By a Family in this Town,
Apply a. tho "R >)yal Gazette" Office,
Hamiltcn, FeLy. 4Lh, 1818.

Sale Postponed.

The Sale of
Real Estate of the Late

Advertised to be Sold by Public Auction on
WEDNESDAY, the6th February, Instant,
PONED until further Notice.
Surviving Executor.
St. Georges, 4th Feby., 1878.

Cottage and Land
In Somerset occupied by MR. TIMOTHY SEY-

of the above Property
2nd February, 1878.-1

For Sale by Tender,
An Eligible Lot of LAND

Is Instructed to Sell,

"Phelans Lot,"
Bounded on the North by a Lane, on the
South by Land occupied by Joseph Brown, on
the East by Queen Street, and on the West by
Land occupied by William Henry Griset.
Sealed Tenders for the LOT will be received
by the Undersigned up to noon of

The 7th February next,
When the highest offer if considered adequate,
will be accepted.
Hamilton, 24th Jany., 1878.-2 3p.


To Farmers and Shippers of

Bermuda Produce.
The Undersigned Solicits C-nsignments to
iess~'rs. ,A. r iniet & Co.,
156 West Street, New York,
Throughout the coming Crop Season.
The usual care and attention will be observed
in receiving and forwarding Shiptments. Sales
Hamilton, 15th Jany., 1878.
(-' Liberal Prices will be paid for Produce
throughout the Season S. S. I.
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Notice to Growers
of Bermuda Produce.
' 'H r Undersigned beg to offer their Services
for Receiving and Forwarding Consign-
ments of
IBermuda Produce.
To Messrs. JO HA .NIX 4 Co.,
Throughout the coming Crop Season."
All Shipments intrusted to our Care will have
our usual good attention.
J. T. A) R I ELL & CO.,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
January 21, 1878.-2 m. 3rd p.

J,,i l Pi. ILLING;
Landscape and Practical

MR. GEORGE SIMMS, Reid St., Hiamilton.
Pruning and Propagation of Fruit Trees,
Flower Plants and Shrubs, a speciality.
Early application should be made for the
Pruning" Grape Vines.
New Grounds laid out, or old remodelled.
References as to ability may be made to
James II. Thies, Esq., the Mayor of St. Georges,
J. M. iHayward, Esq., or to O)r. Lough, Hliamil-
Jany. 7, 1878.-lm 3p

Dunscomb & Frith

To Consigners of

To above address I beg to offer my services in
facilitating Shipments, &c.
January 14th, 1878.--6 3p.

rh-,r wel s, *."

Any person having one for Sale will please
address Q," Royal Gazette" Office, stating
terms, &c.
Hamilton, Feby. 5th, 1b78.

New York IMail Steamer.

The Steam Ship

Captain LIDDICO \T,
To leave hence Port for New York

7th February, -t 1 M.,

To leave thence for return


ruary 14th.
All MAILS will close at the Office at
10 a.m., Thurisd y 7th.
Specie Freight List and Parcel List will close
at 10 6 p.m., W\edneslay 6th,
Freight will be taken until 10 a.m., 7th inst.
Bills of L'ding signed until 11.
'Passenfger; Stage will be removed at 12'30
p.m., 7th instant.
\Varehouse to le cleared Saturday 9th inst.
All Go.ods left until then will be sent to Banded
Hamilton, Felby. 5, 1878.
Colonist Copy.


EITE R Sl IlTi I, of Tucker's Town, Pilot,
having been convicted before us of ignor-
ance, negligence and carelessness, in anchoring
the Brigantine MAGENTA," Captain LOCK-
HART, in an improper position on Sunday, the
30th ('ay of Decermber last, whereby she parted
one of her Cables and dragged into the Rocks,
has been adjudged by us to pay a Fine of Six
Pounds, with Thirty Shillings Costs, to be not
entitled t. any Pilotage, and to have his License
suspended for Three Calendar Months.
Mayor of Hamilton.
Justice of the Peace.
Master Mariner and Assessor.
flamiltotn, February 1 st, 1878.

; To Farmers and Others.
'*" U-' S-" S I G
I ,D S _s S !: D
Would Respectfully Solicit Consignments of
Bermuda Produce,
Throughout the present Crop Season.
Feeling confident that his long experience and
thorough acquaintances with the Business will
enable him to give every satisfaction.
42 Front Street, Hamilton.
Will receive and forward Consignments free of
Account Sales and Cash returns promptly made.
18 Vesey Pier, Washington Market, New York.
February 4, 1878.-3m. 3p.

Business Opportunity.

ANY GENTLIEMAN who can command
Cash Capital of Pounds, One Hundred,
and would like to see the World and make
Money, can hive this rear chance by addressing
Traveller" at this Office.
State where an Interview can be had.
January 28th, 1878.


vor a .e
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74 Years old,
Fit for general Work, warranted Sound.

Apply to
St. George's Hotel.
St. George's, 5th Feby., 1878 -2

Carrying the United States Mail
from New York
'0N T U.IDothY.*
81 ea; ,, hi ips
MONTANA sails Feby. 12, at Noon.
NEVADA sails Feby. 19, at 7 a.m.
1l1AHOl sails Feby. 26, at 1 p.m.
WYOMING sails Mlarch 5, at 6 a.m.
WISCONlN saiis March 12, at II a.m
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Olficers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from Ber-
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Mlondays, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, Jany. 31, 1878.
FICE, ST. GEORGE, 4th Feby., 1878.
B Burshall, Mrs Thos Brown, Alfred Butch, Mary
Jan.i Burgess, Mrs B Burch, Nicholas Caliabras,
Wallace Daniels, Mrs Sarah Harvey, Mir.go Jones,
Thomas Lamb, Wmn H Lightbourne,' Hugh Mitchell,
William Alonbray, Benjamin Stovl, John Smiih,
John T Smith, Susan Trott, Samuel Todd, WI r Wil-
son, Sarah Williams, Charles Williams.


Commissariat Office,
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 4th Feby., 1878.
RAL will receive Tenders in duplicate up
to 12 o'clock noon on

the 12th inst.,

From persons desirous of entering into Con-
tract for building
2 Box CARTS,
Of the ordinary pattern used in these Islands.
Forms of Tender and all other information
can be obtained at this Office daily between 10
o'clock a.m., and 2 o'clock p.m..
ves the right of rejecting any or all the Ten-
A. C.G.,
1 District Commissary General.
Colonist copy once. I

Immigration Notice.

Council Office,
3RD AUGUST, 1877.
PERSONS desirous of obtaining the Services
-' of any FARM LABOURERS or DO-
MESTIC SERVANTS who may be introduced
next year under the IMMIGRATION ACT, OF
1873, are hereby informed that they may enter
their Names on a List which has been opened
at THIS OFFICE for that purpose.
By order of the Board,
3 ev qr Clerk.




On FRIDAY next,
The 8th instant,
Under the Distinguished Patronage of
8 1I. n 7 L F '


1. OVERTURE.... (Octoroon) from the Ce- ) Benedict
lebrated American Drama
2. SoNG.. La Donna Mobile, Opera Ri- Verdi.
goletto i.
3. SONG...... Love among the Roses .... Catlin.
4. DUETT ... .The Minute Gun at Sea.... King.
5. SONG IN CHARACTER.. When Pat came)
over the Hills Lover.
6. CHORUS.. Soldiers (Opera Trovatore).. Verdi.

2nd Part.
1. SELECTION......Opera Martha. ...... Plotow.
2. SONG............Slave Ship..........Russell.
3. SONG IN CHARACTER..The German I Offen-
Band bach.
4. CHoRus...Gipsies (Opera Trovatore).. Verdi.
5. SONG ...... Not before Pa, dear....... Burgess.

3rd Part.
Alleghany Minstrels,
Assisted by the Renowned Professor RAMOUS.
1. SONG & CHORus..Kiss me, Good) Wellman
night Mother Wellman.
lon is falling
3. SONG & CHORuS..Please give me a Seibert.
Penny, Sir ert.
4. Com SONG WITH CHORUS..Tight Bucey.
Shoo, don't bother I Buckley.
5. SONGWITH CHORUS.. Kiss me Mother)
ere I die Danks.
6. BONE SOLO...... ........Ramous.
' 7. SONG & CHORUS..Away from Ber- Clifton.
muda }
8. SoNG & CHoRUS.......Loop La......Wellman.

The whole to conclude with a
Laughable Sketch, entitled

Seats to be engaged at the Stationery Store
adjoining the "Royal Gazette" Office, where
a Plan of the House may be seen.
Carriages may be ordered at 11'15.
Reserved Seats, 2s. Second Seats, Is
Gallery, 6d.
Obtained at doors on night of performance.
Performance to commence at 8 p.m.
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Un'tclaimte tvetters.
"Applicant," Thos G Adams, J P Armstrong,J
ABurch, Louisa Ann Bal, George Bassett, Peter
Burgess, Jas Woolwich Butterfield, Gus Brown,
Joao Bettencomt, W Berg, Michael J Bean, Robert
Cooper, J W Cook, Antonio Cabral, George oW
Daym on, Fraser Deshield, J J Friswell, C Freeman,
J B Fox, J H Hopkins, W H Healy, Joseph Hinson,
Frank John, Emily Jane Jones, Elizab. th Jeonings,
Deborah Landy, Mary Lloyd, Ellen Murphy, Philip
A Moor, Berna'dino de Mnra, Ferina M&io, W J
Mellows, Henry Parsons, T J Place, Mary Rees, J
.J Riloy, Benjamin Richardson, Elitzi Senhouse, Mrs
Richard Stovell, Joseph smith, Chas A Smith.

George N Swan, Fredk Simmons, Gee Simons, Am-
brosio de Silva, Mrs Wmn F Tinney (Somerset),
Henry ['ucker, John Virgin, Manuel Vera, Sarah
Ann Virgin, Susan E Wha e, Joseph Wells, J N H
Wellman, Jane Wrighr, Charles Williams, Lizzie
Washington, Albert Young Lonio A Yorke.
Post Office, lHamilton, February 4, 1s78.
MAILS FOR ENGL\ND, United States and
Dominion of Canada, per Sleamer Cuanma, close at
the Post Office, :amiltor, on THUR- DAYNEX F1
at ten, a.m.






* I'

From the News of the World, Jan':ary 6.
Lord Carnarvon on Wednesday received a depu-
tation, consisting for the most part of merchants,
respecting affairs in South Africa. In his reply he
spoke of the attitude of the Gaikas, the Pondo
tribe, and the Zulu King, observing that the main
cause of anxiety related to the conduct of that po-
tentate. Against the warnings of Sir Theophilus
Shepstone he was building a fortified kraal on dis-
puted territory which abuts on English soil. Con-
sequently-reinforcements had been asked for by Sir
Theophilus and had been sent him. Also a battery
of artillery and the 90th Regiment would within a
week or ten days leave for the Cape. These trou-
bles, it seemed to the noble earl, had arisen from
the policy of the late Government of the Transvaal,
and the remedy for them was confederation. The
Government had full confidence in the moderation,
tact, and good sense of both Sir Theophilus Shep-
stone and Sir Bartle Frere.
The Governor of the Cape Colony is as far as
possible from being an alarmist. He has a high
reputation for tact, for prudence, for moderation in
language and purpose and he is not in the least
likely to cause unnecessary embarrassment to the
Government at home. We may, therefore, be well
assured that when Sir Bartle Frere speaks openly
Aid strongly of serious peril to the British settle-
ments in South Africa he does so because he feels
that it is better even to run the risk of exciting a
panic than to keep silence in the presence of mena-
cing combinations and agitations. Sir Bartle
Frere has assured the colonists, the Government is effect to energetic measures. Those
measures involve not only an appeal to the colony
for a force of 600 men to reinforce the Burgher
militia and volunteers, who were lately about to be
disbanded after their apparent victory over the
Galekas; but what is more significant, and what
brings the urgency of the crisis more nearly home
to ourselves, a demand upon the Imperial Govern-
ment for additional troops. And this demand is
made after the Governor has, he avers, done his
best with the resources at his disposal." The rest
of the Colony has been entirely denuded of regular
incidents of the war South African journals have
made special mention of the deaths of Sub-Inspec-
tor Carr Von Hohenan and Constable C. Evans,
killed in action by the Galekas. On the order to
retire being given Von Hohenan having (so it is
said) assisted Evans into the saddle, was vaulting
up behind when he was shot in the hip, and both
men rolled to the ground. The enemy were too
close at hand for escape. A gentlemen who wit-
nessed the recovery of the bodies of the policemen
who fell in the action, says :-" Evans had 18 as-
sigat wounds mostly on the back. All the bodies
were stripped, but Evans' coat was so full of holes
that the natives left it. Sub-Inspector Von Hohe-
nan bad long boots on, and finding them difficult to
get off, they severed the feet at the ankle joint and
took them away in the boots. One of the unfortu-
nates was found scalped-a thing, we believe, un-
heard of in any previous Kaffir war. All the bodies
were horribly mutilated." A correspondent
writes:-" Many horrible things have been seen by
our volunteers over the Kei, but, perhaps, the most
revolting sight was a dog lying gorged by the side
of his dead master, upon whose body it had been
feeding from day to day. Numbers of anecdotes
are told us of the faithfulness of the dog; how he
would lie by the dead form of his once master, and
keep all intruders at bay until the breath leaves his
devoted body. The question naturally arises, does
an animal degenerate by contact with a savage
race ? Galeka dogs were frequently seen eating
dead Galekas, and our men shot them for revolver
practice. A contribution is made to the list of
events on which the fate of battles has hung :-" It
is stated among the Galekas that whenever a com-
mander of Kaffirs took the field, a hare was inva-
riably seen leading the army, and henee the disas-
ter which always befel the natives. A doctor, it
it was said, was consulted, who accused Lindinxo-
wa-of being a wizard, who sent the hare for the
purpose of destroying the army. The natives say
that Lindinxowa has been put to death for this."
CAPE TOWN, DEx. 11 (VIA PLYmoUTH).-.There
0 has been no fighting in the Transkei since the
despatch of the last mail. Tolern is now occupied
by the Imperial troops, and Ibeka is to be garri-
soned by 100 men, so as to enable the colonial for-
ces to act in the country. H.M.S. Active and
Messrs. Donald Currie and Co's steamer Florence
have conveyed to Mazeppa Bay all the troops
available here, in addition to a naval brigade com-
posed of 125 men, with two Gatling guns. The
Government has called for 600 men to enrol them-
selves for three months, 200 of whom are to be
mounted. They are to receive 6s per diem, and to be
equipped and fed at the expense of the Government.
Mr. Chalmers telegraphed on the 5th inst. that
M'Kinnon hbad given up his own gun and several
others, as well as sixty or seventy asiegas, and that
he had completely submitted to the Government.
M'Kinuopn is said to have expressed himself thank-
ful that he had a portion of his fine remitted. Pub-
lic meetings have been held at Port Elizabeth,
Graham's Town, King William's Town, and East
London, at which resolutions were adopted urging
the Government to adopt a more energetic policy,
and pointing out the necessity for a special session
of Parliament. Sir Bartle Frere, replying to a de-
putation at King William's Town on this subject,
said he did not see the use of summoning Parlia-
ment ; but admitted that the present situation was

one of extreme danger, and said that if he had the
support of the colonists he had every hope of carry-
ing things through without a breach of peace within
the', colony. Rumours of disaffection among several
tribes have been current, for which, however,
there appears to be no foundation beyond the fact that
all the natives are, in consequence of Kreli's
outbreak, in a state of excitement, and that cattle
stealing prevails now to a greater extent than before.
To suppress this evil patrol parties are being or-
ganized and the divisional police strengthened,
The Zulu boundary question continues to cause
great anxiety. The disputed territory has been
abandoned by tbe:Europeans, and the- Zulus have
attempted to erect kraals on the territory. Cete-
wayo himself is reported to be adverse to war, but
his followers are difficult to restrain.

The British Government has issued a Parlia-
mentary document containing the reports made by
the British Consuls on the industrial conflicts in
the United States in July, 1877. It is a phamph-
'let of fifty-eight pages, and containing the most
voluminous accounts of the riots, the causes thereof,
the official proclamations, messages and orders,
details of the railroads affected, extracts from
American newspapers, a complete account of the
Brotherhood of Engineers, &c. These reports
were all gathered by order of Earl Derby, and
present the most complete exposition of the whole
subject we have seen. It commences with the re-
markable strike on the Boston and Maine Railroad
five months before the great riots, and follows up
the matter step by step to the end. Dove-tailed in
at various points are disquisitions on the cost of
living, house rent and taxation, based on the argu-
ments of David A. Wells and other free traders,
apparently for the purpose of showing the causes
of the strikes and riots. It includes entire one
of J. S. Moore's ultra free trade essays. All this
is done by Mr. Plunkett, of the British Legation
at Washington,

The Times of January 5, in an editorial on the
situation says:-
It is high time that this needless agitation should
beaten end. If there is a war party among us let us
know who they are, what they want and what they
have to say for themselves. There can be no ques-
tion what a war, such as the majority of English-
men are dreading, would necessarily involve. We
will not speak only of its consequences to English
interests, of the enormous sacrifices that would at-
tend it, of the waste of strength that we should do
more wisely to husband or to expend upon a better
cause. Nor need we dwell on the utter hopeless-
ness of the attempt we should be called upon to
make. The support of an empire which is in course
of dissolution from internal as well as external
causes may well be deemed a task beyond the
power of man to achieve permanently. To put off
a while the day of its dissolution is about the
measure of what we could succeed in accomplish-
ing, and the result could hardly be thought worth
the cost at which it would be purchased.
The Country kept in the Dark.-The Daily News
in an article warning its readers to be prepared for
considerable political changes, says:-
England is at this moment in a position which
our fathers, and we ourselves a few years ago, would
have thought impossible. The country has spoken
with no doubtful voice in favor of peace and neu-
trality and its wishes are disregarded. The nation
is suffering just such misfortunes as would befall if
a conspiracy against its peace and honor existed in
the highest regions of the State. A few weeks ago
we were all pitying France as the victom of person-
al government, but already it is a question wheth-
er France may not pity us on the same account.
The country is not permitted to know whither it is
being led, but is kept in the element of mystery
and in perpetual danger of surprise. Twice within
the last six weeks have the English people been
favored by eminent members of the government
with lucid expositions of the relation of this coun-
try to events in Turkey of a character to reassure
all patriotic minds, and twice have they been rob-
bed of their tranquility, and made to know that
some dark, inscrutable power is plotting against
them. This Asiatic concealment is what English-
men abhor, and the time is coming, if it has not
already come, to make their feelings known.

Its Extirpation Urged by Governor Emory in His
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jany. 15.-The message
of Governor Emery to the Territorial Legislature
was delivered this afternoon. He recommends a
Territorial Free School law, as the support of free
schools is now left with each school district; re-
commends a secret ballot and revision of the
divorce laws, so as to require a year's residence of
the applicant; says that only one person has been
punished for the Mountain Meadow massacre;
that other persons have been indicted but have
evaded the officers; that their arrest, trial and con-
viction was improbable unless a suitable reward
was offered; believed that friends in communica-
tion with these men warn them of the approach of
the officers, and that such vigilance was maintained
that, although frequent attempts have been made
to arrest them, they have been unsuccessful. He
suggests that a committee be appointed to investi-
gate the causes operating against the indicted par-
ties. He states that polygamy has continued here
for thirty years, and for fifteen years in violation
of law. In all other States and Territories poly-
gamy is punished. It is no less a crime here, yet
the law remains a dead letter. Polygamous mar-
riages are so frequent throughout the Territory
and the sentiment of the majority of the people so
much in its favor that the officers, though charged
with the duty of enforcing the laws, find them-
selves unable to do so without further legislation.
This Legislature has sufficient jurisdiction to pro-
vide the enactments required. But if it waits,
then it is the duty of Congress to provide such le-

gislation as will meet the case. Polygamy and the
union of Church and State are stumbling blocks in
the way of a settled condition of affairs, and de-
trimental to the interests of the entire people.

(From the Victoria (D.C.) Colonist.)
Early last August a party of Cape Flattery or
Makaw Indians, returning from a visit to their
friends (the Songish of Victoria), encamped the
first afternoon out on the beautiful Bay of Met-
chosen, V.I. The weather being very fine, most of
the party went bathing, and among the number a
maiden of perhaps eighteen summers, who had ac-
companied her grandfather on the trip. Desiring
seclusion, she went round a point away from the
other bathers, and being known as a bold swimmer,
is supposed to have taken a header into deep water.
However taken, it proved to have been a plunge in-
to the arms of death, for when the swimmers reas-
sembled around the camp fire the girl was missed,
and, notwithstanding a diligent search that even-
ing, could not be found. The following morning
with sad hearts the party left; but very soon those
in the foremast canoe on rounding the first point,
saw (the water being calm and clear) ahumanbody
as if seated on the sandy sea bottom, with what
seemed like a flour bag immediately behind it.
The natives knew what this meant. As soon as the
canoes got together, two of the most active young
men managed with daggers so to disable the mon-

ster (for it was a gigantic devilfish) that the octo-
pus with its victim was brought to the surface.
The foregoing facts have been communicated to our
informant *y an intelligent and respectable half-
breed woman from Metchosen, who saw the body of
the drowned girl with some of the prehensiles of
the mollusk still adhering to it. She compared the
head of octopus in size to that of a fifty pound flour
sack, full; said the tentacles were twelve in num-
ber, of different sizes, and the largest about the cir-
cumference of a man's arm.

A Scottish traveller, who stopped for a few hours
in a city in the interior of India, caught a glimpse
of a white woman in a native dress. She was in a
palki, borne on the shoulders of slaves, which in-
dicated that her rank was high. On the following
day she sent a message to him that he was the first
European she had seen since her childhood: that
she remembered being dragged away from her
family, while their house was burning, when she
was five years old ; that her name was Lucy; that
she had grown up amongst the natives, had for-
gotten the English language, and was the wife of
an Indian prince; and that she desired to enquire
of the traveller about her parentage. The messen-
ger implored him to see the woman, who was
weeping at home; but before he could do so she
was removed from the neighborhood, presumably
as a consequence of her communication with the
stranger. The inference is that Lucy is a survivor
of the mutiny massacre of 1857.

At Coventry, Vt., there is a society of religionists
who believe in miracles. One of their number was
seriously hurt by a falling tree, and two of the
brethren came every day to pray with him. After
their prayers they command him to "arise and
walk," which he tries to do, but thus far without

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Carrying the United States Mail
from New York


St em a sh i p s
NEVADA sails Jany. 15, at 2 p.m.
IDA[IO sails Jany. 2-2, at 8 a.m.
WYOMING sails Jany. 29, at 2 p.m.
WISCONKIN sails Feby. 5, at 7 a.m
MONTANA sails Feby. 12, at Noon.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from Ber-
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.

New York, Jany. 3rd)

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Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA-
BRIEL, Ludgate Hill, London.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
pearl-like whiten'ess
Stopping decayed Teeth
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
Mouth Wash.
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Branch Establishment, S.L George.

T HE Proprietor of the above Es-
tablishment having just returned by the
" Canima" from New York, and brought with
him a number of NEW CARRIAGES and
Stylish YOUNG HORSES to add to-his already
well selected Stock, begs to thank the Public of
Bermuda generally for their past Patronage and
hopes for a continuance cf the same.
Strangers visiting the Islands are particularly
requested to call and give the above Establish-
ment a trial before going elsewhere.
Hamilton, Sept. 19th, 1876.

Theodore Outerbridge,
Reid Street, West of Royal Gazette" Office.
Office Hours-10 to 12 and 1 to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton, October 26th, 1876.

Picked Up,
ON Sunday last between St. John's Church,
Plembroke, and this Town and left at this
Office to be claimed,
I Gold Finger SRl G.
The Owner can have same by proving Pro-
perty and paying expenses.
Hanilton, J.,ny. 8th, 1878.

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of London,
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Offices in Great Britain.

Through the BRANCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on REAL and PERSONAL
PROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No FEES and no CHARGE for Policies.

Hamilton, September 9th, 1865.



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Supplement to the Bermuda Royal Gazette, Hamilton, esday February 5, 1878.

( TT'riten expressly for the Bermuda Royal Gazette.)
The Press-Its Productions and Me-
As a printer Caxton was behind his continental
contemporaries. He never," says Blades, gave
in to the new-fangled ideas about the advantage of
title-pages to books. In his adoption of signatures,
initials and lines of even length, he was very late,
and .to the use of red ink he was evidently averse."
It is to Mr. J. S. Hodson, the Secretary of the
"Printer's Pension, Almshouse, and Orphan Asy-
lum Corporation," that the credit of having origina-
ted the Caxton Celebration is due, for the bene-
fit of the Institution he represents. Dean Milman,
when Canon of Westminster in 1847, headed a
movement which resulted in establishing a "-Cax-
ton Pensioner" in connection with the "Printer's
Corporation." With many others, Hodson believed
that the Che;-A Book" was the first book printed
at Westminster and consequently fixed on 1874 as
tohe four hundredth anniversary of the introduction
of Printing into England. But Mr. Blades' inves-
tigations fixed on 1877-taking "the Dictes and
Say -g.s of the Philosophers" as the first production
of Canton's Press. Towards the end of 1876 a pre-
liminary meeting, under the presidency of Sir
Charles Reed, was held in the Director's Library of
the Bank of England. On the 17th February,
1877, a very successful meeting was held in the
Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster, not far from the
presumed site of Caxton's Printing Office, presided
over by Dean Stanley. Subsequent meetings were
held at the Society of Arts and the Mansion House.
The Western Galleries at South Kensington were
placed at the Committees disposal, the original de-
sign having expanded beyond the capacity of the
Hall of the Stationer's Company. The main fea-
ture of the Exhibition was to collect together from
the Royal and Public Libraries and from the Li-
braries of Noblemen and Gentlemen, as many copies
of Caxton's work as could be procured. Her Ma-
jesty the Queen sent. four Caxton's, one of which
"The Doctrinal of Sapience" is on vellum from the
Royal Library at Windsor, also the Mentz Psalter
on vellum, together with other works of interest,
ificluding the Shakspere of 1632, Charles I's own
copy with his autograph. Lord Spencer sent fifty-
seven Caxton's, and, through, Lord Charles Bruce,
a number of works were selected from His Lord-
ship's valuable collections, illustrating the art of
Printing in Foreign Countries-the early Block-
Books, and the rare woodcut of St. Christopher, the
Gutenberg (or Mazarin) Bible (THE FIRST BOOK EVER
PqINTED) the Mentz Psalter, the St. Alban's Books,
the Books of Rood and Hunte, &c. The Duke of
Devonshire sent 18 Caxtons; the Earl of Jersey 7
Caxtons ; Mr. Christie Miller 4 Caxtons, the exces-
sively rare Boethins, printed at Tavistock, and
Pynson's first book printed in England in Roman
tope; Mr. Tyssen-Amhurst sent 2 Caxtons and 1
Machlinia; the University Library at Cambridge
sent 18 Caxtons, 1 Colard Mansion, and books by
Rood and Hunte and Machlinia; the Bodleian Li-
brary sent 7 Caxtons; Sion College 6; Eton Col-
lege 2, the Archbishop of Canterbury 3; the Mar-
quis of Ailesbury 1 ; Lord Tollemache 1; the Uni-
versity of G rttingen 6; the University of Ghent ;
Constance, Marchioness of Lothian, 2 Caxtons; the
Marquis of Lothian 1 Colard Mansion; the Dean
and 'oot ~r of York 3 Caxtons; the Dean and
Chapter of Ripon 2; Mr.' Horwood 2 Machlinias;
Earl Beauchamp 1 Caxton; St. John's College Ox-
ford 9; St. John's College Cambridge 3; Corpus
Christi College, Cambridge 2 ; Earl of Leicester 1;
Rev. E. Bankes 1; Mr. Loveday 1; Lord Zouche 1 ;
Rev. J. F. Russell 3; the Bedford General Library
1 Caxton and 2 Indulgences printed by Caxton;
Mr. W. Harrison, 1 Caxton and 2 Wynkyn de
Wordes. Altogether as many as 190 copies of
books printed by Caxton were contributed to the
Exhibition, a number such as never before were
gathered together, nor are likely to be again; and
which represent as many as 104 distinct works
printed by our first Printer. The following classi-
fication was adopted:
A.-William Caxton and the Development of the
Art of Printing in England and Scotland.
1-Documents relating to Caxton.
2-Books from the Press of William Caxton and
Collard Mansion at Bruges.
3-Books from the Press of William Caxton at
4-Books from the Press of Colard Mansion, from
whom Caxton acquired the art.
5-Books printed by Caxton's Contemporaries.
6-Books illustrating the Progress of Printing in
England after Caxton's death.
7-Books printed in Scotland.
B.-The Development of the Art of Printing in
Foreign Countries.
1-Impressions from Wooden Blocks.
2-Block Books.
3-Impressions from Moveable Metal Type.
4-PHrinted Books.
5-Productions of Native Presses in the East.
C.-The Comparative Development of the Art of
Printing in England and Foreign Countries, illus-
trated by Specimens of the Holy Scriptures and
1-Holy Scriptures.
D.-Specimens noticeable for Rarity or for Beau-
ty and Excellence of Typography.
4 1-Unique or rare books not exhibited in Class
A, B or C.
2-Specimens noticeable for beauty and excel-
lence of typography.
3-Facsimile Reproductions.

E.-Specimens of Printing.
4 1-Printing by Steam and Commercial Printing.
2-__New :- I' .Printing' ; early copies of English
ers arranged in chronological order.
ted Musi,.
uhsi,:" printed from Wood Blocks.
2-Music printed from Type, the staff lines in
red. the notati:,on iu black.
3-Music printed from Type (one printing only).
4-Tablature and other modifications of notation.
5-Music printed from Engraved Plates.
6-Music printed from Stamped Plates.
7-Music printed by Lithography and other
modes not previously classified.
G.-Book Illustrations, and other Specimens of
Engravings, Printing in Colours and other Pro-
1-Wood Cuts.
3-Printing in colours from raised blocks.
6-Zincographs, &c.
HI.-Portraits and Autographs 4o distinguished
Authors, Type Founders, Printers and Booksellers.
1-Portraits in Oil, &c., of Printers.
2-Engraved Portraits of Printers and Publishers.
3-Engraved Portraits of celebrated men at one
time Printers.
4-Views, Interiors, &c.
5-Autographs of Printers.
6-Autographs and Portraits of Literary men.
L-Books relating to Printing.
K.-Curiosities and Miscellanies. In this De-
partment all appertaining to Printers and Printing
not readily included in any other class.
L.-Type and other Printing Materials.
i-Old Types, Punches, Matrices, Moulds, and
eher Type-founders' Tools.
2--Type Casting Machines.
3-Types, Plates, and other Materials used in
the various processes of Music Printing. e
4_-Type-fouMers' Specimen Books (selected). I

M.-Stereotyping and Electrotyping.
1 --Apparatus for Stereotyping and Electro-
2-Specimens of Stereotype and Electrotype
Plates and Blocks.
N.-Copper-plate Printing, Lithography and
0.-Paper and Paper-making.
It will thus be observed how rich and instruc-
tive this Exhibition was, arranged by experienced
heads, and managed by skilful hands.
The germ of the discovery of printing was in
the Race, but its evolution was deliberate and re-
gulated by conditions. The history of printing is
a repetition of that of language itself, of writing,
of numbers, of painting, of music; each of which
took centuries to attain to the degree of excellence
in which we are now so fortunate as to receive
them. Signet rings and stamps of all kinds were
a species of printing apparatus. The scarabhei,
made of hard stone, found in the tombs of Egypt,
bear on their under side elaborate inscriptions,
evidently intended to be transferred, probably
through the medium of a pigment, to the surface
of fitting substances. The dies of coins and medals
of all countries involve the same idea. Bricks
made in Egypt and in Babylon, many centuries
before the Christian era, have been found, bear-
ing impressed designs and frequently impressed
writings. One of such bricks is preserved in the
British Museum, and in the Museum of Trinity
College, Cambridge. Printing is said to have been
practised by the Chinese no less than fifty centu-
ries before Christ. Their present process, differing
probably but little from that used a thousand years
ago, is to place a written sheet face downwards
upon a block of soft wood, making an impression;
the plain surface is then cut away and the words
are left in relief. The ink is applied with a soft
brush and the paper pressed on the block by ano-
ther brush. Block printing seems to have been
independently invented in Italy, the credit of the
invention being generally attributed to Alberico
and Isabella Cunio, twin children of one of the
lords of Imola. Or the Chinese practice may have
been introduced by the Venetians into Europe and
afterwards improved on. A Decree of the Vene-
tian Government of 1441, prohibiting the importa-
tion "of any work that is printed or painted on
cloth or on paper, that is to say, altar-pieces, or
images, and playing-cards," shows that the art of
block printing must have been then extensively
practised. The word "Kartenmacher" in the re-
cords of Augsburg in 1418, Niirenberg 1433-1438,
show that the art was practised in Germany,
whence playing cards used to be sent to Italy in
exchange for spices and merchandize.
349.-Ars Moriendi, 4to. Twelve leaves stuck
together, so as to form 24 pages, with a single leaf
at the commencement and end. Lent by Earl
First edition according to Heinecken. With co-
loured woodcuts, transferred, together with the text,
from the bloc blockby means of the rubber. The cuts
are coloured by hand. This, according to Sotheby,
is supposed to be the earliest xylographic produc-
tion in the form of a book.
The "Biblia Pauperum," or Poor Poor Man's Bible,
which has attained great celebrity, consists of forty
leaves printed on one side only, between 1420 and
1450. Three copies were exhibited. There are
not a dozen in existence. There are three scripture
scenes to a page, one from the New Testament be-
tween two from the old Testament. Above and
below are a pair of heads representing the prophets
from whom respectively texts germane to the New
Testament sent scene are requoted, all in Latin, with leo-
nine descriptive verses subjoined, e. g., under a
picture of the Adoration of the Magi-Christus
adoratur; aurum, thus, mnyrrha donatur; and under
the Burning Bush, Lucet et ignescit, sed non rubus
igne calescit.
It is to John Gutenberg, the son of Frielo Gens-
fleisch von Gutenberg, that the world is chiefly
indebted for the art of typography. Several cities
contended for the honor of the invention of move-
able types, but investigations have narrowed the
claims to Laurens Janszoon Coster, of Haarlem,
and John Gutenberg, of Mainz. But Dr. Van der
Linde, a native of Haarlem, has lately undermined
the beautiful little story of Coster commencing his
types by cutting out with his penknife, for the
amusement of his grandchildren, while idling away
a holiday hour with them, letters of bark, making
various impressions on paper. The claims of Hol-
land must still remain, as more than fifty books

the Gutenberg school. John Gutenberg was born
at Mainz about 1397. In 1434 he was living at
Strasburg, where in 1439 he was sued by George
and Nicholas Dreitzehn for refusal to admit them
into partnership, settled by the payment of fifteen
gulden. In 1444 he returned to Maiuz, where his
uncle lent him 150 gulden. In 1450 he entered
into partnership with John Fust, a wealthy gold-
smith, who lent him 800 gulden at 6 per cent
for purchasing material, and agreed to furnish 300
gulden half yearly as working capital. In 1452
Fust advanced a further sum of 800 gulden, proba-
bly when the matrix was discovered and the tedious
and expensive process of cutting each letter was
superseded by casting.
364-Litterme Indulgentiarum Nicolai V. Pont.
Max. 1454-Lent by Earl Spencer.
The earliest known specimen of the impression of
metal types with a date. Executed at Mentz by Gu-
'tenberg. The Indulgence was issued by Nicolas
V. in 1451 to all who by sums of money were will-
ing to assist King John II of Cyprus against the
Turks. It was preached by one Paulinus Chappe,
who, possibly having heard of the invention of

printing at Mentz, made his way there, and was
glad to make use of the Press as a more expeditious
and cheaper means of publishing the letter he was
commanded to issue than the pen of a scribe. It
will be observed in this copy that the date 1454 has
been turned into 1455 by a stroke of the pen. The
large type closely resembles that of the Mazarine
Fust having obtained judgment aganist Guten-
berg in 1455, became possessed of the plant, and
associated with him Peter Schoeffer, a native of
Gernsheim, by profession a scribe. Albert Pfister,
who with Peter Schoeffer, assisted Gutenberg, went
to Bamberg and was the first to establish a Press
outside of Mainz.
In 1455 the first typographically printed book
was executed the BIBLIA LATINA VuLGATA"-641
leaves bound in two volumes. According to Bru.
net only twenty eight copies exist of which seven
are on vellum. It contains St. Jerome's Prologue.
With the exception of the first ten pages, each
page contains two columns, 42 lines to a full column.
It has neither initials, catchwords nor folios. The
ink with which it was printed was probably a mix-
ture of lampblack, gum and lime, and it may still
be removed by the application of water. It was
called the Mazarine Bible from a copy discovered in
Cardinal Mazarine's Library, but is better designa-
ted the Gutenberg Bible. Gutenberg borrowed
sufficient money from Dr. Conrad Humery, of
Mainz, and started afresh issuing in 1460 the 5th
dated book.
Catholicon, seu Grammatica et Lexicon Joannis
Balbi de Janva, a large folio volume of 373
leaves. In 1465 the Archbishop of Mayence, Adol-
phus II., Elector of Nassau, admitted Gutenberg
by Letters Patent into his service. In 1468 he died
and was buried in the Dominican Monastery at
Mainz. His printing materials were sold or leased
to Heinrich Bechtermiinz.
In the Gutenberg Platz at Mainz, Thorwaldsen's
Statue of Gutenberg, executed at Paris, was in 1837,
erected by subscription from all parts of Europe.
In the Place Gutenberg at Strasburg the Statue of

Gutenberg, by David of Angers, was erected in
1840 to commemorate the earliest attempt at print-
ing made there in 1430 with the assistance of Peter
Sch6ffer, a native of the town. In Lacrox's His-
toire de 'Imprimerie" is the head by Julius in
1698 which is the prototype of the likeness present-
ed by the statues, which remind the visitor to
these interesting cities of the infant years of one of
the most powerful of Modern Arts.

For the Bermuda Royal Gazette,
By the Royal Gazette of the 18th of December,
1877, the public became aware that a meeting of the
Beneficed Clergy of the Church of England and
several laymen deeply interested in the welfare of
the Church," had been held on the 13th of that
month, and had appointed a Committee to frame a
Bill to Disestablish the Church of England in Ber-
muda and to incorporate a Church Synod. On the
29th of the present month, the following startling
announcement has been made by the same faithful
medium: We understand that at a meeting held
yesterday of the Committee recently appointed to
prepare a Bill for the disestablishment of the
Church of Englandin these Islands the following re-
solution was unanimously carried-" That the Conm-
"mittee having reason to believe that the question of
"the Disestablishment of the Church of England in
"Bermuda has been referred to the Secretary of
"State for the Colonies for his consideration, deem it
inexpedientt to take any further action in the matter
"until the views of the Secretary of State are ascer-
stained "
Now the purpose of this is to awaken the doubts
of Church Congregations throughout the Islands as
to the propriety of any meeting being held by so
few as were first herein generally described, in
which any could tamper with a subject common to
and affecting so deeply the interests of the major
part of the population of these Islands, and further
doubts as to the right possessed by a few called to-
gether in an informal and indefinenite way, to appoint
a Committee to draught such a Bill as they were
pleased to propose. Glance at the probabilities
and a doubt will arise as to whethether it could be
possible for any Committee any Committee appointed out of the
Churchmen generally, ever to entertain a harmony
of opinion on this subject; wherefore a most seri-
ous fear ought to be entertained as to whether it
may not be possible, that, without any harmony of
opinion, a deceptive unison of action may exist in
which persons, eager for the possession of unfettered
power for a Synod, may coalesce with politicians,
who aim only at separating Church and State for
the sake of so doing, and together co-operate in
framing a plea for Disestablishment; while congre-
gations waiting for and relying on expressed dis-
sent on one side or the other if the true interests of
their Church are imperilled, may be deceived by the
apparent unison, until a fatal step has been effected.
The two questions now distinctly become neces-
sary-Would the party so eager for the Church of
England to be unfettered from the Law clamour
for disestablishment unless they have hopes that by
inserting some Clause in a Bill of Disestablishment
the proposed Church Synod may be endued with
legal power and converted into a miniature Hie-
rarchy; and would the politicians who coalesce in
the clamour do so if they had the faintest expecta-
tion that so dangerous a petty power would ever
be created in our midst, or that the Synod shall
ever be further favoured by the Law than by grant-
ing a simple Bill of Incorporation.
Under these circumstances will it not be decided-
ly safe and conservative for Churchmen to seek to
maintain the present connectionnection with the State
and instead of getting clear of the Law as a way
toward peace to obtain more of it if necessary.
A great deal has been said about Episcopal su-
pervision. The Law is better than that for the
practical purposes of control, and, if Churchmen
desire to have a Bishop to confirm "professing
members of the Church," will it not be far better
for the Established Churchmen to subscribe a sum
sufficient to transport and maintain one of the Bish-
ops of the great Dominion so near to us, who may be
invited here for that purpose, for a short while at
certain intervals, than for a Disestablished Church
to create a little Bishop of its own in our midst.
More has been said about the want of Courts to
decide certain questions between Ministers and
Congregations. Congregations had better ask the
Legislature to create such Courts and to establish
the necessary powers rather than consign themsel-
ves to any Synod which ever could be empowered.
The proposition for Disesthblishment is a danger-
ous one, as probably if it comes before the present
House of Assembly it will, in all possibility, be
made Law ; a conclusion drawn from the fact that
disendowment was only prevented during the Ses-
sion last past by the votes of professing members of
the Church of England; but from the differences of
opinion which have already been described, a rea-
sonable calculation may be made that a part of
their votes then placed against Disendowment will
assist the then pro-disendowment party now in the
matter of Disestablishment, and the introduction of
a Bill of Disestablishment before the House of As-
sembly, even with a counter balancing and very
strong counter motion in the way of a petition to
"leave well enough alone," may mean that it will
be passed and the Church Disestablished.
It does not follow that any Synod proposed will
be made more than a simple Corporation however,
be it remembered.
Finally, whatever has been referred to the Secre-
tary of State for the Colonies, for his opinion, will,
it is to be hoped, certainly be printed for general
information, ard if necessary, Churchmen in these
Islands will endeavor in every way to make fur-
ther explanations, lest perhaps Disestablishment
may be recommended on evidence from one stand-

point alone.
31st January, 1878.

Variety is pleasing. The variety in the enter-
tainments recently given for the benefit of different
Institutions, &c., has been unusually pleasing, not
the least of them being a Grand Vocal and Instru-
mental Concert by the Band of the 46th Royal
South Devon Regiment, on Friday, Saturday and
last evenings.
The performance was under the distinguished
patronage of His Excellency Sir i. M. Laffan,
K.C.M.G., Governor and Commander-in-Chief,
Colonel Bennett and Officers 46th Regiment.
On Friday and Saturday evenings the Concert
opened with a fine Overture "Rob Roy," which
was ably executed by the String Band. Verdi's
"La donna Mobile" (from the Opera Rigoletto)
was most admirably sung by Private Ashford-
whose powers of vocalization and rich tone of voice
so well adapt him for the performance of Operatic
music-and loudly applauded. Next came a song
"Love among the Roses," by Drummer Porter, fol-
lowed by a Duet 0 Sole Piu Ratto" (from Lucia
di Lammermoor) rendered in fine style by the two
previous performers.
An Irish Song in character "When Pat came
over the hills" (Sergt.-Major Crausby) created
much mirth and commanded the first encore of
the evening. This concluded the first part.
Part II opened with a selection from Lombardi,
which, .although performed in a masterly man-
ner, seemed, from its length, to weary the audi-
ence, but, as if to compensate for this, the grandest
part of the programme followed, in a Vocal Chorus,
by the immortal Rossini (taken from the Opera
Mose in Egitto") To thee we Call," in which
the entire Company took part, and did ample justice
to the composition.
The Slave Ship," song, by Sergt.-Major Craus-

by, a Septette (Oboe and Violins) from Don Juan,
and a Vocal Chorus from Il Trovatore," all very
carefully rendered, brought the 2nd part to a con-
clusion, and an interval took place.
Part III consisted entirely of performances by
the Alleghany Minstrels, and some brilliant music
both Vocal and Instrumental was produced, the
lion's share of applause certainly falling to Private
Ashford for his pathetic rendering of Please give
me a Penny, Sir." A Plantation Song, Chorus and
Dance brought the Performance to an end, amid
roars of applause and deafening yells from the
The 1st part of the Performance on Monday even-
ing consisted of a few of the Songs sung on the
previous evenings; the Alleghany Minstrels form-
ing the 2nd Part; and Part III being devoted to
dissolving views by Magic Lantern, which afford-
ed instructive amusement especially to the youth-
ful visitors.
An able Manager was found in Sergt. Iurray,
and it gives us immense pleasure to say that no
praise can be too great for the higly efficient state
to which Mr. Campbell, Bandmaster 46th Regt.,
has brought the performers by his devotion to their
instruction.- (Communicated.) -Intended for last Ga-

(A dvertisemenwt.)

HAMILTON, Bermuda, 4th Feby., 1878.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
SIR,-Allow me a space in your columns for the
congratulation of Rechab Lodge, No. 7, I. 0. G. S.
(Cricketers) St. Georges, for the amiable way in
which they entertained their opponents from Phi-
lanthropic Lodge, No. 5, Hamilton, on 31st Janu-
ary. The cricketers of Philanthropic Lodge took
carriages at 8"30 a.m., and arrived in St. George's
in time to begin the match at twelve o'clock.
Philanthropic eleventaking the first bat were
crossed by Rechab eleven, 17 runs in the first in-
nings. And in the second innings they were beat
by Rechab eleven; 2 runs and 7 wickets to fall. The
Alexandrina Band, Hamilton, and the Amateur
Band, St. George's, were both in attendance. The
Bands taking alternate repetitions of performing,
gave a very lively appearance to the field. A mar-
quee being pitched on the field, the brothers and
sisters from the various districts, met a hearty re-
ception iu the way of refreshments. Thr weather
being very unfavorable, the match was soon hur-
ried up, and to the great surprise of many of the
spectators, the stumps were drawn before they
knew that the match was over.
The Bands entertained the Cricketers and their
guests with delightful music, whilst they partook
of the suaiptuQus repast which was neatly and
tastily prepared by Bro. Jeremiah Tynes, of Re-
chab Lodge, No. 7. After the sitting of the
cricketers and guests, both Bands followed suit in
partaking of the sumptuous repast, and were cour-
teously attended by several of the brethren of the
before-mentioned Lodge. After to. reception was
over, both Bands mutually joined iT together and
proceeded down Fort George Hill. After coming
to the main road, they struck up the "fNameless"
march, which seemed to fill the Town with strains
of melody, for such power for a native Band, I
never before witnessed. Taking with them a crowd,
they marched to the Town Hall, which was pre-
pared for a Promenade Concert. The Concert was
one of great success, and every one was well pleased
with the evening's amusement. In fact, they had
to be, because it rained so hard that they were com-
pelled to remain in-doors for shelter. The Amateur
Band performed at the Concert until 11 o'clock,
p.m., after which the brothers and sisters and sisters of the
Order, proceeded to a place set apart for carrying
off the evening's amusement, where they danced
until 3 o'clock .in the morning; when they took
carriages and returned to their respective places of
abode, fully satisfied, and joyous of their evening's
amusement. Much credit is due to the Brethren of
Rechab Lodge, in regard to the general amusement
Rechab Lodge No. 7. We greet you in this your
laudable enterprise; and, should providence be our
guide in an interchange, we trust that you will
meet as hearty a reception as the one just closed by
you on Thursday 31st January, 1878. Allow me to
speak once and for all on behalf of the past.
Whilst I remain yours fraternally,
Philanthropic Lodge No. 5 I. 0. of G. S.


In the House of Lords the address in reply to the
Queen's speech was moved by the Earl of' Wharncliffe
and seconded by the Earl of Loudoun.
Granville Criticises Beaconsfield.-In the debate on
the address Earl Granville said the utterances of Lord
Beaconsfield during the recess had been couched in
a tone of belligerent neutrality, and had differed from
the sentiments expressed by his colleagues. He said
it the assurances given by Russia in regard to British
interests were unsatisfactory Parliament should have
been called together immediately. If they were satis-
factory the only effect of summoning Parliament now
was to cause a feeling of insecurity.
Beaconsfield's Retort.--Lord Beaconsfield said the
summons to Parliament was issued when there at first
appeared to be an opportunity for the inauguration ot
peace negotiations. The Porte's appeal to England
to intimate her readiness to open peace negotiations
was in a measure made at the instance of the British
government, although it was at the same time sponta-
neously adopted by the Porte.

No Divisions in the Cabinet.-Lord Beaconsfield re-
pudiated the newspaper statements concerning the
government's policy and strongly repudiated the accu-
sation of a division in the Cabinet. When the gov-
einment after mature deliberation6decided upon a
policy of neutrality, they were not influenced by
considerations in regard to the value of Kars and Ba-
toum, but had to consider the policy and condition of
many other countries. The government never varied
from the decision they had first arrived at.
His Action Consistent.-Lord Beaconsfield declared
that he had written no letter on public affairs during
the recess and had only spoken once, and then in the
presence of his colleagues, on which occasion he had
with their approval declared the government's policy
to be one of conditional neutrality.
Lord Derby's Statement Explained.-Lord Derby's
felicitious statement that the greatest British inter-
est is peace," was a rhetorical expression, but Lord
Granville seemed to take it as a statistical fact. Peace
is a universal interest, but when speaking of British
interests the government meant material interests, the
sources of wealth or the safe-guards of the strength of
the country. When they spoke thus they were told
it was a mistake to suppose there were interests pecu-
liar to England, or, if there were, they should hide
them in a corner.
No Selfish Purpose.-He did not think the gov-
ernment, by defining British interests, justified the
imputation of selfishness, as all countries frankly de-
clared that they were actuated by the same motives.
He did not admit that the government's having sum-
moned Parliament imposed upon them the duty of
immediately explaining the apprehensions which
caused them to do so.
A Dangerous Doubt.-Suffice it to say that nego-
tiations had been brought about which might or might
not be successful. The government considered that
there were British interests which must not be endan-
gered if the contest goes on. If Parliament approved
of the policy of conditional neutrality and the guard-
ing of those interests, the least they could do was to
give the government means of guarding them.

The Bulwark of Civilization.--Lord Beaconsfield
pointed to the opening of the present negotiations as
a proof that England was not isolated or uninfluential.
Probably more difficult negotiations than the present
never corimenced, but he hoped they might lead
through many obstacles to the termination of the ter-
rible struggle. There was another kind of isolation
besides that arising from decay at the beginnin of the
century. England alone asserted her national inde-
pendence; and if the same cause was again at stake,
or any Power again threatened the world with a pre-
dominence fatal to national lib..rry, he felt confident
the House would not fear the charge of being, isolated
if it stood alone in maintainii,ig such a cause and
fighting for British interests.
Not Afraid of War.-He concluded as follows :-
" If in the negotiations British influence increased, as
God grant it may, I will express'the unanimous sen-
timent of the government that that influence will be
used for the greatest interests of humanity, and for se-
curing a stable and enduring peace. But if we are
called upon to defend the rights and interests of Eng.
land ; it our present hopes and prospects of peace are
unrealized : if there are circumstances that demand
that we should appeal again and again to Parliament
for the means of vindicating the honor and interests
of the country, I am certain the government will
never fail to take that course." (Loud cheers.)
The Duke of Argyll said :--" Lord Beaconsfield's
speech was brilliant but evasive. It was to be noted
as a significant fact that it made no mention of tie
indedpeence and i't'rity ot the Ottoman Empire.
If the government meant that, however long Turkey
resisted, Russia would be precluded from entering
Constantinople the gravest questions would arise."
The Marquis of Salisbury emphatically denied that
the Cabinet was divided or England isolated.
The summoning of Parliament could nbt encourage
the Turks to resist, as they had been repeatedly told
to expect no assistance from England. The govern-
ment had done all in their power to secure peace and
good government for the Christians in Turkey, and
would not do anything to imperil British subjects or
their interests for the sake of all the other Christians
in the world. It was not, however, in despair of
peace that the government now asked or would shortly
ask Parliament to assist them in taking necessary pre-
cautions. Ho did not wish to enter into the exact
circumstances under which the interests defined are
threatened, but knew the issues of war would ap-
proach closely the localities indicated.
The Marquis concluded :-" If you will not trust
the government, provide yourselves with a govern-
ment that you will trust. If you trust the govern-
ment provide it with the proper means for carrying
out your confidence.
The address was then agreed to by the Lords.
In the House of Commons the address was moved
by the Hon. Wilbraham Egerton, member for Mid-
cheshire, and seconded by Mr. Robert Tennh.nt, mem-
ber for Leeds.
In the House of Commons last evening, in a debate
on the address in reply to the Qneen's speech, the
Marquis of Hartington repeated the accusation that
the government wilfully assumed a position ot isola-
tion. It was not clear where there the governments ap-
peal to the liberality of Parliament was immediate or
contingent on the further prosecution of the war.
There were grave objections to such a vote. The
reasons given for it in the royal speech were so vague
that it seemed either as if the government knew what
the unexpected occurrence they mentioned was and
wished to bring it on, or were tempting the Turks to
further resistance.
Noroe defends thcte defends the ministry. Sir Stafford
Northeote, Chancellor of the Exhe Exchequer, complained
of the opposition's persistent misrepresentation of the
government's policy in alleging the government had a
fixed determination to go to war on behalf of Turkey.
As regarded their alleged isolation, England was in
the same position as other neutral Powers and would
speak out when it was deemed necessary.
Difficult Position of the Government. -The govern-
ment did not know what the Russian proposals for
peace would be. They had at present no proposals to
make themselves. If the Russian proposals in any way
affected the arrangements between the European Pow-
ers they must receive the assent of those Powers.
The position of the government was one of considera-
ble delicacy and anxiety. They had no proposals to
make at present, but thought it right to say it might
become their duty to put themselves in a position to
enable them to take the necessary precautions.
England Must be Prepared.-They were as anxious
as any one to avoid the horrors of war and stop the
present conflict, but at the same time they believed
now was tlh time when, by proper action, they could
prevent further embroilment. The government had
no secret intentions but could not hope for success
unless they had the proper support of Parliament.
Mr. Ghldstone asked it he rightly understood the
government had no proposals to make in regard to.
this grant until they knew the Russian conditions ?
Sir Stafford Northcote replied affirmatively.
Mr. Gladstone was glad to hear that. He could
not complain of the warning that the government
might have to ask a grant, but thought nothing yet
was known justifying such a demand.
Irish Grievances.-Mr. Mitchell Henry moved an
amendment to the address praying an examination in-
to Irish grievances.
After some further discussion the debate was ad-

Night came down o'er all the earth,
And took the tired Day,
And clasped her tightly in her arms,

And bore her far away.
The moon like some vast light-house seemed,
Far up in the Milky Way;
The glistening stars, like tiny barks,
At anchor round her lay.
And like a single silver thread
That twines in some dark curl,
The river wound through trees and brakes,
A gleaming band of pearl.
I heard the soft low dip of oars,
Like a weary slow heart-throb;
And the wavelets lapped the bow of the boat
A low half-broken sob.
And on that night, so long ago,
A vision wondrous sweet
Came to me in its fullest joy,
So perfect and complete.
0 golden dream! why did I wake
To find it past and gone ?
The dream was like a glorious day ?
The waking, cold gray dawn.
'Twere better far that I had died
Believing it were true,
'Twere better far to sleep for aye
Beneath the sky so blue,
Than live, when each long weary day
Seems longer than before;
When life is but a constant pain-
A wound unhealed and sore.
The river still flows murmuring on;
The stars are just as bright
As when the vision came to me
That restful Summer night.
The same? Yes. I alone am changed.
Oh God each weary day
I wish that I had died the night
The vision passed away.
-Harper's Magazine.

It is stated that the steam yacht Pandora, which
has been purchased by Mr. James Gordon Bennett,
is to be used for another Arctic expedition.