The Mid-ocean

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The Mid-ocean
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Mid-ocean (Hamilton, Bermuda)
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Hamilton Bermuda
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September 29, 1899
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Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 35 (Sept. 18, 1899).

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Mid= Ocean.


Vol.1--No. 38 HAMILTON, BERMUDA, SEPTEMBER 29, 1899. Price Id

S 111HE 1-'-; N IF iHE For'1.i ,',',hir, I.'le.'i 411 N.. .32 ,
theli M n-(_4 EAN. E:;i.k Iih 'Ai"-lr- .*:ili ,eI raiined.I
frmn any i,.-:al ..~ig'lt.

The Sign of the Four.

The' chamber in which we found ourselve-s
wa, at,-,ut teu feet one way and six the other.
Th, fioor was formed by the rafters, with
thin lath-and-plaster 1-t wifn. -,i, that in walk-
in oe had to step fro'u beamL to bIeam. The-
roof tn up '.to an aiex. ;and was, evident-
S7 lv thli- inner .-elll 'if the true roof of the house.
There wa-,t.oftrN'iiiture.of any sort. and the
ac-.uiulathi d:lut of years lay thick upon the
floor. .. ..
Here you are, you .see." said Sherlock
Hol-i m-. putting his hand against the sloping
wall. "This is a trap door which leads, out
on to the roof. I lean ir--ss it back--and here
is the roof itself, sloping at a gentle angle.
j This, then, is the way by which Number One,
i ent.-red. Let u-.see if we can find some other
S tra:.e,:, of hli- indiviluality."
He held do, ,1wn t lie lamp to the floor, and as
he did so I -aw for the :s-oi,-id tiIuethat night
a .,tartl' i l. I'lri'ed i l ....'i me over his face.
Ftor miys-ell. as I followed his gaze my skin
was cold under my clothes, The floor was
\ covered thickly with the prints of a naked
foot-clear, well defined, perfectly formed,'
but .-,,': a e half the size of those of an ordin-
a ary ian.l.
Hhie.-." I -said in a wliis,per, "a child
has 'doie tlii- hIorrid thing."
He had recovered his slnf-i.',--ses-,i.'u in an
instant. "I was -taggered for the moment,
he said, "but the thing is 'quite natural. My
meloII'y failed Itn. or I shol.uld have been ible
to fr-etell it. Tliere is iiotlhiung mor0' to- I:.'
l, 'arie.ed hor'e. Let lus go di\vn.'
"'\\lt _t is y)ou theory, tlieli a- to:, thlos,
;_,JW--t,, "tn i3'L-, i.i-,_^d.s,-i !,:v, wvhei \e ha1
l regaii,-I t liW li0iwe -r ro.'-m *i-i,'-" more.
"My dear Watson, try a little analy-i-i
S oursel f." -ail Ii,. with a touch of impatience.
; "You ki!',v nly- meth-.,l AI,.,ly them, and
it will be iiist I .i.ti- t,. :'mnia re results."
"I cannot conceive anything which will
cover the facts," I answered.
j "It will be clear enough to you soon," he
said, in an off-hand way. I think that there
is nothing else -,f iilprtanie here, but I will
look." 1I- wllipl:.-,d out hli- lens and a tape
measure, and hurried about the room on: his
knees, measuring, ii.m paring, examining,
with his long thin nose only a few inches
I from the planks, and his beady eyes gleam-
ing and thick-set like those of a bird. So
swift, silent and furtive were his move-
ments, like those of a trained bloodhound
picking a scent, that I could not but think
what a terrible criminal he would have made
had he turned his energy and sagacity
against the law, instead of exerting them in
its defence. As he hunted about, he kept
muttering to himself, and finally he broke
out into a loud crow of delight.
"We are certainly in luck," said he. "We
ought to have very little trouble now. Num'-
ber One has had the misfortune to tread in
the creosote. You can see the outline of the
.edge :. f hi, small foot here at the side of this
evil--.tilling mess. The carboy has been
Cra,-kedl, you see, and the stuff has leaked
"What then?" I asked.
"Why, we have got him, that's all," said
lie. "I know a dog that would ifllo'.v that
scent to the world's end. If a pa6k can track
a. tr'ailedI herring across a shire, how far can
a specially trained hound follow so pungent a
smell as this? It sounds like a sum in the
rule ,of three. :Thel an-wer -houild give us the
But halloo! here are the accredited repre-
sentative-.- of the law."
Heavy steps and the clamor of loud voices
were audible from below, and the hall door
shut with a loud crash.
"Before they come," said Holmes, "just
put your hand here on this poor fellow's arm,
and here on this leg. What do you feel?"
"The muscles are as liar.d as a board," I
anslweVre.I. Quite so. They are in a state
of extreme contraction. fai exceeding the
usual rigor Lortis. Coupild1 with thi- dis-
4ortion ,f the. face. t his Hippoe'cratic smile, or
i ' sarldoni-.u,.' a- the old writers called
it. what con' lusio n would it suggest to your
"Death from some powerful vegetable al
kaloid," I answered--. some stryehnine-liki
-sul.,stanlUce which would produce tetanus-.
""That was the idedp which occurred to m[e
the iri.tant I saw the'Ldrawn muscle, of tht
tfa..e. On getting into tihe rooir I at oncl
looked for the means by which the poison ha.
entered the system. As you saw. Idiscoveeire.
a. thornL which had been driven or slot with
no great force into the s('ali'. You ob.wervi
that the part struck was that whi,.:h would I:t
tutrued towards the hole in the ceiling if th,

lman w' t.t''-':t inl hi- ,c-hairL. N,',- extuuinl
this tIhk, t1.'-
I t,,ook it up giuigetly anl held it in the
light oI'" thie lanti. i. It wa- l uong. share I and
lla_ ..k, with a glaz,.-il l. ,,k near thle l,.int as
tl,,,igh i.,-,, gl-m y sllU :,stan..e hlad dried,
uppln it. Th,-: ,.luint end hadl been trimmed
aid r,,tounide.l .ff i'with- i a knife.
I. that an Engli-h thirn.?" he a-ked.
No. it certainly is ,ot."
"'\W ith all tlpoe4,lta yoI,-.,1 -Uh,,.ll I 01e al e tI
draw ,in -jI'it iltferL'-iIe. But here are the,
regular .: o- the auxiliary f'."r:ls Lmay ,ieat a
As he spoke, thieA -tel.- which had been com-
ing nearer so-ini.,.-I loudly on the passage,
and a very stout, portly man in a gray suit
strode heavily into the room. He was red-
faced, burly and plothorie, with a pair of
very small twinikli:-, eye-.-s wviii.-i looked keen-
ly out from 1,et w,--.i -v. lle in ,dI puffy pouch-
es. He Ywas closely followed by an inspector
in uniform, and by the still palpitating Thad-
deus Sh,,lto. "
.Here's a pretty business! But who are all
these? Why the house seems to be as full as
a rabbl:it-warrein."
"I think you must recollect me, Mr. Athel-
ney Jones," said Holmes, quietly.
\ihr. -4fan .- I do!" he wheezed. "Its
Mr. SheIri,:k Holtu,-. the theorist. Remem-
ber you! I'll ever forget how you lec-
tured us all on causes and inferences -and
effects in the Bishopgate jewel case. It's
true you set us on the right track; but what
is all this? Bad business! Bad business!
Stern facts here-no room for theories.
How lucky that I hai:[l,-4li-.- to be out at Nor-
w'...I..1. over another case. I was at the sta-
tiiin when a message arrived. What d'you
thir 1k the man died of?"
"Oh, this is hardly a case for me to theorize
over," said Holmes, dryly.
"No. no. Still, we can't deny that you hit
the nail ',ni tie head sometimes. Dear me!
lii,,r locked. I understand. Jewels worth
half a iilliion missing. How was the win-
F I.t,_':y.d; !..lit ther-, r ?1.- en -r ,4k'Ml."
"' "el l v. IT it wa,_- rt'-renec tle -f-c. ,
Inll av-e n ,thilig t':, ,c.i witl the imattr'.
That's common-sense. Man might have died
in a fit; but then the jewels are missing. Ha!
I have a theory. These flashes come upon me
at times. Just step outside, sergeant, and
you, Mr. Sholto. Your friend can remain.
What do you think of this, Holmes? Sholto
was, on his own confession, with his brother
last night. The brother died in a fit, on
which Sholto walked off with the treasure.
How's that?"
"On which the dead man very considerate-
ly got up and locked the door on the inside."
"Hum! There's a flaw there. Let us apply
common-sense to the matter. This Thaddeus
Sholto was with his brother; there was a
quarrel: so much we know. The brother is
dead and the jewels are gone. So much also
we know. No one saw the brother from the
time Thaddeus left him. His bed has not
been slept in. Thaddeus is evidently in a
most disturbed state of mind. His appear-
ance is-well, not attractive. You see that I
am weaving my web round Thaddeus. The
net begins to close upon him."
"You are not quite in possession of the
facts yet," said Holmes. "This splinter of
wood, which I have every reason to believe
to be poisoned, was in the man's scalp where
you still see the mark; this card, inscribed as
you see it, was on the table; and beside it lay
this rather curious stone-headed instrument.
How does all that fit into your theory?"
"Confirms it in every respect," said the
fat detective, pompously. "House is full of
Indian curiosities. Thaddeus brought this
up, and and if this splinter be poisoned Thad-
deus may as well have made murderous use
of it as any other man. The card is some
hocus-pocus-a blind, as like as not. The on-
ly question is, how did he depart? Ah, of
course, here is a hole in the roof." With
great activity, his bulk, he
.-prang up the steps and squeezed through
Sinto t lie garret, and immediately afterwards
Swe heard his exulting voice proclaiming that
he had found the trapdoor.
"He can find something," remarked
Holinme. shrugging his shoulders. "He-has
S,-casional gliiumering, of reason. II n'-v a
pas les sot si iuen-tuo1des que ceux qui ont
de l'e-prit !"
"You see!" said Athelney Jones, -roiaplpear-
ing down the steps again. "Facts are oi.ettoer
than mere theorii.s, after all. My view of the
case is -ontfirmed. There is a trapdoor com-
Smunicatiug with the roof, and it is partly
"It was I who ,,-pneod it."
"Oh. indeed! You iid not i,-e it, then?" He
e seemed a little crestfallen at the dis'kov'ery.
Well. whoever noti:-ed it. it. shows how ourt
gentleman got away. Inspector!"
i Yes. sir." from the passage.
: Ask Mr. Sholto to step this way. Mr.
e Sholto. it is my duty to inform you that any-
e thing which you tumay say will be used against

youy. I a el'st y'I ill tihe qlt el's- iiaie a- l .'e-
inMZ ii,-ierneldi iJr tlhe d.Iath f 'voiir Irother."
"T --re n,,w! Didn't I tell V. i, vried ti- ,,
pI.:,r little rnan. throwiug o out it; hI` a.-, an,
looking ftrm on'e to the Iother, i uin."
"" Don't troul~le your- If about it. Mr. Sh,.>l-
to,." said Holme-. "I think that Iean engae,.
to, clear you or the harge."
"Don't pro'mi-e t,,, muchI. Mr. Theori-t-
don't p.',n i-e t,.,, m ih!" llnapp,. tlJ- dlete,:-
tive. "'.1'u mlay linl it a ia .i'ei r inAttel than
Not ntily will I .l-ar him. Ml i.heu.. ,n :.i-t I
will make you a free present, of the name and
description of one of the people who were in
this room last night. His mrne. I have every
reason to believe, i-s Jon.lathan Small. He is a
poorly-educated man, small, active, with his
right leg off, and wearing a wo,;,,de n stumping
whic-h i,- worn away upon tl-e inner -i,.Ie. Hi,
leftt l.At. has a coarse, -"quare-te,1 sole, with
an iron band round the heel. He is a middle
aged man, much sunburned, and has been a
convict, ihese few- indications may be of-
some assistance to you, ciupjled with the fact
that the is a good deal of skin missing from
the pal mof his hand. The other man-"
Ah! the other man--?" asked Athelriev
Jones, in a sneering voice, but impressed
none the less, as I could ei.-ilv-see, by the
precision of the other's manner.
"Is a rather curious person," said Sherlock'
Holmes, turning upon his heel. "I hope be-
fore very long to be able to introduce you to
the pair of them. A word with you, Watson."
He led me out to the heaid of the stair.
"This unexpected occurrence;" he said, has
caused us rather to lose sight of the original
purpose of our journey."
"I have just been thliinking so," I answered.
"It is not right that Ili-s-2 M1,.r-.tatn should
remain in this stricken houi.-e."
"No; you must escort her home. She lives
with Mrs. Cecil Forrester, in Lower Camber-
well: .so it is not vcry far. I will wait for you
here if you will drive out again. Or perhaps
you are too tired?" .
"By no mean--. I lii'.t think I could rest
until I kj.u-.i mucL-.uf thii .Lu-jLAd.cAi LLtjr: .-.n
.I J ,, -- .,n -u LAthin;-, _'t tilt-, rl| l -,1 ,e ,.r
li hu. hut I thate v,_,,i my w,, ,l hat tl'i- iii,-ik
succession of strange surprises to-night has
shaken tiy nerve completely. I should like,
however, to see the matter t iriglih with you,
now that I have got so far."
"Your presence will be of great service to
me," he answered, We shall work the case
out independently, and leave this fellow
Jones to exult over any mare's nest which he
may choose to construct. When you have-
dropped Miss Morstan I wish you to go on to
No. 3 Pii iin Lane, down near the water's
edge at Lambeth. The third house on the
right-hand side is a bird-stuffer's: Sherman is
the name. You will -.e a. weasel holding a
young rabbit in the window. Knock old
Sherman up, and tell him, with my compli-
ments, that I want Toby at once., You will
bring Toby back in the cab with you."
"A dog, I suppose?"
"Yes-a queer mongrel, with a most amaz-
ing power of scent; I would rather have To-
by's help than that of the whole detective
force of London."
"I shall bring him, then," said I. "1It is-
one now. I ought to be back before three, if
I can get a fresh horse."
"And I, said Holmes, "shall see what I
can learn from Mrs. B: rnstone, and from the
Indian servant, who, Mr. Thaddeus tells me,
sleeps in the next garret. Then I shall study
the great Jones's methods and listen to his
not too delicate sarcasms. 'Wir sind gewohnt
dass die Menschen verhoehnen was sie nicht
verstehen.' Goethe is always pithy."

The MID-OCEAN is read by pet'-.n,-r: who see
no other paper.

Why must an auctioneer necessarily be
sour-faced? Because he always looks for-bid-
Nell: I wouldn't like to be in your shoes.
Belle: No; they'd pinch you frightfully,
w,.uldn't they!
First S.-'hooll.c-,y: I'd have you to know I
come of a good family.
Second Schoolboy: You must;have traveled
a pretty long distance, then.

"This morning the doctor ordered me to
drink water an hour before every meal, and
here I've been drinking for the la-,t fort" min-
utes: Ibut I'll be hanged if I can swallow an-
other drop!" :

Hello,. Swardle! I haven't met you sinee
you came to the city and set up for:a doctor.
How are you getting along? Are you making
your mark?"
"Er--yes. I'm doing considerable vacci-

WVitihout ;na outplt. .>r a -.coant. lay .,ehind
lu.ilded h.attlementi- an aruy of 3i4 :,i.i0 rebels.
aiil t,. -,e,.u,' the ,p..,-iiv, rtight- Of the Suez
'lanal. aiil -". it'me item- ,if Ili<.-il fe,,w us-
knew .r i -are..!. we lhai t, kill 4.1ur fil'ow-mian.
I II..,edii,;n.e, wa-- the law we were ttraiined t..,
anId although I 1.!,, not believe that one out ,of
:very J' liund'el knew what was the cause olf
the.conflict, ninetv-nhin- out of every hun-
dred wanted to make the effect, and now was
our chance.
Just at twenty i-,iniite"- to four came thle
,-i-nit io rder f''ini the centre to fix '-av,-'nets.
and again an order not to fire a shot till th.
entrenchments were captured, or we wer."
lost. In the dim light of the morning we
could see the grim mouths of Krupp gu ns
staring us in the face, but we still p,'dde:1.
for we could not call it walking now. over
those cursed sands where Pharoah ruled and
where the ilague- have increased a hiundred-
fold siAce M,"--e- ;ave up his contract. Then.
a,.-:or~'n.iii to some poet, "the scene wa-
changed." An Eglyptian -entrv. -statione1d on
the earthworks. .'.-pied thl,; t mass of
avengers advan-ing. 1\'he, i',:>ilm fear. or
in the hope of killing sometl ng, or some one,
he fired his Remington rifle, I cannot say,'
but, simultaneously, "The charge!" was
sounded from the centre and from the en-'
trenchments of the enemy we could just dis-.
cern a scramble for arms and a rush to the
We yelled and rushed pell-mell. Men had
become maniacs. Christian gentlemen had
become murderers "in advance," and the
dude and dandy of the London drawing-
room had become the bravest of the brave.
If there was a laggard he was invisible, the
dude and dandy led what we thought a for-
lorn hope, but our blo'.d was in ,..ur heads,
c'tith r n ril h r'-. ai,.l kh ,t '..lntu.n-,- Lt'-.-
,.'i'r feel'T., -, \ .: ,-i' iius. il, 1 i rit'.i tl.e-e tew
uiilitnu .- li''e fl,;-ial tu -li.; 'ir su.uigR'ule f'O'
the supremacy of our -...\e,..-ig'i layi thie
queen, shrapnel, shell and bullets were being
hurled at us in perfect torrents.
Whether through ignorance of the use of
arms, or through fear, or from waking up too
early (a thing the fellaheen of Egypt are not
fond of) I cannot say, but very few bullets
found their billets. True to the -.tricltet law
of a soldier, that of obedience, not a shot was
fired; but what was lost in shooting was made
up in shouting, for we were now upon them,
madmen and maniacs.
An officer of a regiment I belonged to, whose
hobby it was to hold Sunday-school and
preach in the churches, was frenzy for blood;
he and we, and all of us, wanted: g-.'--. We
were in a sanguinary humour and nothing
would satisfy us but the heart-blood of men
who we never knew, never heard of, and who
had personally done us no harm, injury or -
But we had learned the lesson of obedience.
We were taught to kill our fellow-rdan, we
-were paid to kill him and we did it. With a
mad, final rush the escarpes were cleared,
jumped over, rushed over, and fallen over, a
mass of fighting demons, descendants of the
Pharoahs and of Cassivealaunus, intermin-
gled in a bloody strife, of what origin or for
what purpose we knew nothing, and cared
le's., For three months almost we had been
,suifl-ring from "every ill that flesh is heir'
to," and we wanted satisfaction. Hand-to-
hand fighting was the order and it was strict-
ly obeyed; it was not all beer and s-kittlets .but
civilized warfare, which God grant I may
never see again.
They fired and peppered us, and we in turii
prodded them with tli,-e 1.aynet anil bIrok
th'l-ir skulls with the ,utt-end of 4the Martini.
For just twenty minutes hell was ,n it th,
but in that twenty minutes over 7000 good,
men, men who porqfhially had no aninimositv
but who were paid, ,or fo.reed, to kill and mnur-
der were killed or wounded, some through
fear and hope of reward, and our own in de-
fending the prestige of a nation whose power
will never give way either in defending its'
own pecuniary rli.l't or upholding the cause
of the di-tre-sed.
The balance of this remiii-.-en,_e i- a mat.'
ter of history; that England. Scot-land, and
Ireland, assisted by the '.y.val tri-oops of India,
overcame the braggailocia of thle Egyptian
Arabi Pasha is too well known I\' every
.Ishoolboy to need recounting. Tlie entire
expeditionary force did what they were paid
t, do and did it willingly andi honorably; and
if there is a moral to, thii article, it is that
the British empire will never usurp its rights
whilst one of her sons from east, west, north
and south can defend them.

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lie thinks.-SPINosA.

The highest duty of a newspaper is to print
the news.

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The advertising public is invited to exam-
ine our circulation sheet at any time.

Admiral Dewey.
THERE are great lamentations in New York
over the early arrival of the hero of Manila.
It is sIomethi ii. aikin to the feeling of a house-
keeper \\lho % If guestss arrive while she is
putting her hoi in- i, order. The reason why
Admiral Dewey did not call here is probably
due to the fa.ct that the date of the great nav-
al parade was .'a-,] from the thirtieth to
the twenty-seventh.

The House of Assembly.
NOTHING could more clearly demonstrate
the absolute ineptitude of the House of As-
sembly than the discussion with regard to the
re?:outi .I:-t i:iii of the Causeway.
No suggestions were ..rtf.:tl ooking to a
better bridge being constructed-no sugges-
tions that indicate even a glimmering of en-
gineering skill-and no advice that would be
of value to the colonial surveyor.
A writer, signing himself "Economy," in
the Colonist, states that an Eiigiiie,-r officer
has offered to build a temporary structure in
THREE WEEKS for 1000. No doubt it can be
done; but it is not likely the offer will be ac-
cepted, because the gentleman making the
offer is an officer, and hence can't possibly
know anything.
In a more progressive country a temporary
way would have- already been constructed;
but, no, the House must talk, talk, talk. It
is now the fulness of time for that Outlander
petition to be formulated.

On War's Brink,
THE wordy quarrel between the Transvaal
and Great Britain threatens every moment to
end in a war-war to the knife. Despite the
publicity given by the press to this quarrel
there are many who are still ignorant of the
true causes of the dispute, but briefly stat-
- (-'1. Gr-atlBritain ,..:-:i-- th,: Ttn;,,-varo.l ,.f en-
Ac-ting legislation inimical to the interests of
the many British subjects in the Transvaal,
though by the convention of 1884 the Boer
government undertook to, treat our fellow-
subjects as equals, instead of meteing out
equitable treatment to all, the Transvaalers
have gone on perfecting plans for making the
hateful Outlanders outlanders forever.
The Britishers have been also made to feel
that. they were only allowed to live in the
Trai,-v:al by the goodwill of the Boers and
not by right.
Mr. C('Ia ,l,.'rllain insists on airpi,. y and de-
uimands the same tr'- tii. !ent, as is accorded to
British .il.,j'-t--- in all civilized countries and
i-, a- '.,:.r.ldl to-Boers in Cape Colony. Presi-
,lent Kruger'.' ti.:. l.! woutldlike toli-e t: t he'-.,-
selve, and consi. lir that they are ettitli'il to
dlo as they plea-se. They also e*,insidei- them-
sek-es cho-sen :'f God, and are of course in-
tensely religios. The Orange Free .State
form a ,wr':1.*.oi,, liiig ,:'om urniity, anir at,,a l,

Iy Ire.isel y sim i lar notive-, and aspirat ion .
Throughout Ca.pelt', too. thle lbulk ,t' the
peop-le ar-e if' Boer origin and having t,'l-len-
cies that lead! them to -.symnpatlize -,trongly
with their brethren elsewhere. South Africa
is strongly republican in its political tenden-
cies, and it would take but little to make it
come boldly out as the United States of Good
Of course it may be said, and has been,
that it is the lust for gold that alone carries
the foreigners to the Transvaal; but is a lust
for gold any worse, or better, than a lust for
The value of gold on the Raad is estimated
at $4,500,000,000, or one third as much as the
whole world's production for the last 400
years. Shall the civilized world be prevented
from getting this gold simply because some
rough, uncouth Dutchmen would like to live
to themselves and for themselves alone?
'There cannot be any doubt about the answer.
It must be borne in mind that many of the
Outlanders are of a superior class. They
comprise abl nin 11s. i..~. heists, geologists,
mechanics, nt-,r.:,ha it., and bankers; in fact,
it would be difficult to find a cleverer set of
men than the inhabitants of a modern mining
camp. President Kruger will have to step
down to make room for these progressive

To-day ends, for this summer, the Friday
afternoon holidays.
Sir Josiah Rees, Kt., is again with us
after a short sojourn in England.
The races for the America's Cup will take
place on October 3, 5 and 7.
Mr. Dooley's communication, was un-
avoidably crowded out by the war news.
Sir Thomas Lipton thinks he can lift
the cup with the Shamrock, but it will be
a very hard job.
We understand that 500 men of the 2nd
battalion West India regiment will shortly
be stationed here at Boaz Island.
e On and after Monday the hours of de-
parture for local mails will be 3 p.m. instead
of-4 o'clock.
We are indebted to Mr. Carmichael, of
the Victoria' fruit store, for late New York
and Saratoga papers.
The aligator excitement has revived
again. It is like Banko's ghost. Get leg-
gings with spikes in them.
The Beta left Port Morant, Jamaica, at
4 p.m. on Wednesday, and ought therefore
to be due here on Monday.
On account of the approaching Michael-
mas Assize, the House of Assembly will
adjourn to-day to meet again November 3.
The Revd. "Alexander Christie has re-
sumed his duties at Christ Church, War-
wick, after a holiday abroad.
Among the Trinidad's passengers yester-
day were Mrs D. C. Trott, Mr. Hilton A.
Pitt, Mr. E. W. Gosling and Mrs. S. D.
The Rand, or gold fields, that has caused
the Transvaal trouble is about the same
size as Bermuda, but is said to contain
) 900,000,000 worth of gold.
Twenty-one of the passengers by the
Trinidad from New York were Cook's tour-
ists. Some of them have remained over for
the next steamer.
Lying right on the border of the Trans-
vaal is the Berkshire Regiment. If there
is to be war the Berks will have a chance to
distinguish themselves.
Mr. Atkins, the champion bicyclist, has
gone to see the Columbia-Shamrock races.
In his absence Mr. Harry Bradley, the
chemist, will attend to any business of his
that may be urgent.
Dr. Wilkinson's new house was last night
successfully lit up by acetyline gas for the
first time. If any one knows of a better
light than this let them put up their hands
at once.
The steamer Cayo Mono, from London,
arrived ye-ter.lay, and after dischargin
ammunition at Agar's Island came to Ham-
ilton to-day; she will proceed to Dockyard
and hence to Jamaica.
The other day a piece ,of very desirable
property was offerc-:1 for sale by a certain
auctioneer. "Not a bidder appeared." This
is as it ought to be, for unless the public are
duly informed of such sales through a large-
ly circulated medium, how are they to be
e-pec:ted to atten.l ? :

Now for the Cup races. It is now defi-
nitely un-derstoo:! that Mr. Fife, jr., will
command the Shamrock, with Captain .Ho-
garth at the tiller. The Shamrock is only
Irish in name; her designer owner and cap-
tain are Scotchmen, while the yacht was
built in Englan-1.
At the regular convocation of AtlavitiC-
Chapter, No. 195, G. R. S., held on M1.,.:lay
night, the following officers were elected for
the ensuing year:
T. J. Powell, I. P. M. E. Z.
W. Frith, M. E. Z.
J.Tlh, R. Westbrook, R. E., P. H.
G. Winter, P. J.
Geo. Simpson, P. M. E. Z., Treas.
J. C, McLoughlin, Scribe E.
T. A. Jones, Scribe N.
W. E. Zuill, First Sojourner.
Talbot, Second
J. Hydl-. Third "
W. G. Hlti-l.. 'i-, Janitor.
The steamer Trinidad sailed for New York
yesterday forenoon with the following pas-
sengers on b6ard: R. Simpson, Mrs. D. C.
Trott, J. E. Borches and wife, Mrs. S. D.
Nelmes, Miss E. Tucker, Mme. F. L. Hall,
Miss M. Outerbridge, Miss S. D. Williams,
H. M. :,l rcii,,. L. G. iMairtii, P. Light-
bourne, L'C.1aiii Locke, E. Harvey, E. W.
Gosling, Hilton A. Pitt, J. W. M. Skinner,
Doctor Packwood, M. S. Hunt, S. D. Robin-
son, E. Crawley, R. T. Atkins, H. H. Hollis,
Mrs. N. L. and Miss E. K. Campbell, Mrs. E.
T. S. Ihrvartz, Captain Griffin, R. A., and wife,
G. Mahoney, J. Monitzer, J. R. Duerdon, H.
C. and G. A. Masters, J. H. Rosenberg, J.
Callan, A. C. Wytn, Mabel G. White, Jennie
Burch, Annie J. McKinney, Louisa Bascome,
Bertha Bascome, B. Conyers, and 2 forward.
There are many prudes in Bermuda, and
the fashionable 400 of New York are often
looked up to as the very essence of purity,
but if the following is a fact then the high
status of New York matrons is at a pretty
low ebb. Here is the English version tak-
en from Lloyd's Weekly newspaper of the
tenth instant:
"Fashionable society at Newport, Rhode
Island, has, according to Dalziel, enjoyed
another sensation, and due this time to the
fertility of mind of Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish.
In a cotilion, on Saturday, she distributed
expensive garters, as favours, to the ladies
under the condition that the recipients
should allow their gentlemen partners to
place them in position. It is stated that
all consented."

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I noticed in the report of the debates
videe Colonist) that the honourable mem-
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bridge, speaks of Old Pugh as the one who
built the standing east portion of the chest-
nut ne Causeway. It is true Mr. Pugh the
work did do, properly, too; and though not
desiring of impugning motives or manners
of M. C. P.s, in future if they would please
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British West Indies-in a slight degree from
Jamaica, but principally from St. Kitts, Mont-
,--rrtit. and other leeward islands. Negro
youths save a few dollars-enough to pay
their ,.+- ,oe and enable them to land in the
Unit',l States-and crowd into the already
overpopulated cities of the East, helping to
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London. S1pt. -4. -Tlie -e'-etairy of state for
the home .Haepattment. Sir Matthe,1w White
Rid ley, speaking this evening at Blakp.,
in>1i-ate,' that the question "..f -izerair.
would not be used to force an i-..u, in the
Transvaal. He said, however, that the Brit-
ish government wotild insist upon a reld o-s-
of the grievances of the Uitlanders under the
conventions of-1881 and 1884. If these con-
ventions had been'adhered to he declared the
quarrel would never have been heard of. .
London. S1ept. 27-Sir William Vernon Har-
court writ.-. to the Times denying that the
controversy regarding suzerainty was intro-
duced by the Transvaal government. He
says it was originated by Mr. Chamberlain
in his despatch of Sept. 16, 1897. The Trans-
vaal Independence says: "Sir William is
complete. Even in foreign affairs the only
thing reserved Is the final alp,.i'-val .,f the
queato treaties negotiated. It i-. iifit'.t'i-
nate that the suzerainty que-tiri wadS ev.-r
raised and the sooner the whole dispute is
dismissed the better. Nothing but mischief
can come from the employment of vague
terms like 'suzerainty' and* 'Paramount-
cy.' Beyond doubt the relations of Great
Britain with the Transvaal rest upon the
terms of the convention of 1884 and upon
nothing else. What we have to do is to get
the franchise question settled as quickly as
possible without the importation of extrane-
ous matter. If, as the government is under-
stood to desire, both parties can take a new
departure, there can be no obstacle to an
amicable solution."

H..use ',f A-sen lyv t -.ely ,:riti-ize greatt .'s unpreparedness and predict a seri-
ous reverse, followed by grave ri-sigs ',.f colo-
pists ar various p,'its in lhe- a':lj,.,inig col- a
ony. There has been an enormous run upon i-
revolvers. The price of Maui-ser rifles has al- ,d
vantIe.l ftr.,m $7 t-.. .-22. ,Spi t.i.-s :,f' all kindl i 'L
are quickly bought up. "-- Pi -.let Steyn, it
is reported, is about to send his family to the e,
Cape." V
Capetown, Sept. 27-The Volksraad of the w
Orange Free State has unanimously resolved s
to instruct to urge the. government to use t
every means l.,ossible t-' ensure peace with, iut
vi:ittingz the honor or the independence of P
the Orange Free State or the Transvaal. In in
a further resolution the Volksraad declared
its opinion that war would be criminal, but M
asserted "come what might the Free State r
would faithfully fulfil its obligations to the
Transvaal in virtue of the existing political i
London, S.-pt. 28-The Johannesburg cor- s
respondent of the Morning Post says' Twen- I
ty trucks, filled with armed I.,icrghr-- and fif- t
ty horses, left ...hanniiriel.irg for the bor- s
der yesterday by way of Elanils Font.-in. t
The plan of campaign, drawn up at Pretoria, f
proposes to employ a command of 200Q men
to defeat the. slender forces in Rhodesia and
and hand the territory over to the natives.
It is hoped that a force of 10,000 burghers
will be sufficient to rush the Natal border,
capture the forts and hold them and prevent
the landing of British reinforcements. The
Boers rely upon having supplies enough to
last for a year. They expect that .I ,re a
year has expired that Russia will intervene

London, Sept. 27--The Transvaal situation by creating a diversion of the British do-
remains unchanged, though, if anything, the minions."
feeling of gloom deepens. Recent despatches London, Sept. 27-Notices for the adjourn-
from Pretoria and Capetown show the feeling ed cabinet council were forwarded this after-
prevails there that the Boers will not recede 18
roam their position, and the feeling of unrest noon and the chief government whip will be 1
at Pretoria has been intensified. A despatch on hand to give immediate effect to any deci- i
this morning announces that the Transvaal sion arrived at regarding the reassemnblig
of parliament. 1
government has begun to appoint officers to 1
go to the front in case of hostilities. The Ex- London, Sept. 28-The decision of the VIolks- 1
ecutive Council of the Transvaal had a prc- raad of the Orange Free State to join with
longed sitting yesterday, and has been in the Transvaal in the event of hostilities, al- 1
constant telegraphic communication with the though fully expected, is the leading news
Orange Free State. No decision, it is now to-day and will naturally stiffen the Boers'
said, regarding the attitude of the Free State independent attitude.
has as yet been arrived at. The Transvaal's The Volksraad's resolution was as follows:
reply to the despatch of the secretary of "The Raad having read paragraph two of
state for the colonies, Mr. Joseph Chamber- the president's speech, and the official docu- I
lain, will be drafted to-day and submitted to ments and correspondence submitted there- X
the Raad. The Boers appease to be convinced with having regard for the strained state of
that Great Britain is determined on war, and affairs throughout the whole of South Africa,
notice has been issued to the burghers to be which has arisen in consequence of the differ-
in readiness for "commnandering" on the ence between the imperial government and i
Cape side. The despatches show great mill- the Transvaal, which threatens' to lead to I
tary activity in.the direction of the frontier. hostilities, the calamitous consequence of h
The cariripat Dunile.. noweonaict- of two regi- which to the whole iiihl:ii;tas will be im-
nments ul initiuiiry, a H-Ir,-,e *gii..-.nt, two measurable, being ,.,.,ni-<:to-':l with the Trans-
batteries of artillery, one mountain battery, vaal by the closest ties i.-t.1 ..1li. and confed-
and a detachment of Engineers. The King's eracy and standing in the most friendly
Rifles are now encamped at Ladysmith. The relations possible. with the imperial govern-
Fifth Lancers are now arriving there. The ment, and fearing that should war break out
authorities have been unable to avoid some a hatred between the European races will be
trouble with the Cape drivers, whio refuse to born which will arrest and retard the peace- ]
accompany the mountain batteries to the ful developments of all the states and colo-
front. An armored train, hurriedly coinplet- nies of Africa and develop a distrust of the
ed at Capetown, left there at midnight for future, feeling that the solemn duty rests
Ladysmith. It consists of powerful engine upon it of doing everything possible to avoid
with a %-inch boiler, and three 20-ton cars. the shedding of blood, considering that the
The whole outfit is painted khaki color. The Transvaal government during its negotia-
car is loopholed for rifles and machine guns, tions with the imperial government, which
and is capable of carrying 120 men. have extended over several months, have
The Bechunaland border is closely patrolled made every effort to arrive at a peaceful solu-
day and night. The inhabitants of several tion of the complaints raised by the aliens of
townships on the frontier have appealed to the Transvaal and taken up by the imperial
Sir Alfred Milner, the British high commis- government as its own cause, which endeav-
sioner in South Africa, to send them military -ors have unfortunately had only the result
protection. tit t British troops were concentrated on the
The Castle Line has just received an ir' .le- bie.r it the Transvaal and are still being
from the admiralty to prepare the Braimnat' tragthei'-d. Resolved, that we instruct the
Castle to sail for tilhe Cape, October '.. witil go, i i ielit to still use every means to main-
1400 officers and men. This is an l ,-ltirei'iY-f p'e;.:ie and in a peaceful manner contrib-
fresh batch of troops and the ,composition of ute towards the solution of the existing diffi-
it is unknown. culties, provided it be done without violating
Information from Bloemfontein this even- the honor and independence of the Free State
ing leaves little doubt that the Orange Free and the Transvaal, and wished the ministry
State Volksraad is unanimous in supporting to make known its opinion that there exists
the Transvaal. no cause for war and that war against the
London, Sept. 27-The Capetown corre- Transvaal, as now undertaken or occasioned
( n lent oef the Daily News says: "The pass, by the imperial government, will morally be
taisps Neckt of will e ws says:cupied the pao-morrssw a war against the whole white population of
LaiThngursday) with subefficient cstrpength for pres-ow Africa, and in its consequences criminal, for
(Thursday) with der sufficient strenglief th f Bpres- come what may the Free State will honestly
ent needs under the belief that the Boers and faithfully fulfil its obligations towards
will attack Natal immediately, IvIinwg to fore- the Tranithfusvaal by vir fulfil its of the political allitowards
-tall the landing of the Iidian contingent." te Tansvaal b virtue of the political all-
Th. ily publishes the follow- ance between the two republics."
ing from its correspondent in Capetown: "I Intense excitement continues at Pretoria,
regret to note a universal opinion that war is where it is considered there is no hope from
very near everywhere. The Boers are ac- war.
tive and bellicose. They are arming, equip- An Englishman named Robertson has been
ping, and storing supplies for a protracted arrested at Johannesburg charged with high
struggle. Boer agents are scouring South treason. He is alleged to have enticed re-
Africa to buy campaign provisions." Proof cruits for the Imperial Light Horse.
accumulates of the existence of a great Dutch A despatch from Mafeking says a stream of
conspiracy against British supremacy in people is arriving there from Johannesburg.
South Africa. The Free State is believed to A British infantry detachment, with some En-
be involved and there is no doubt the Orange gineers, has arrived at the important railroad
government is intent on war. Many Boers junction of Deaar. Extensive fortifications
in the northern districts of Cape Colony are -will be thrown up there and the town will be
joining our probable enemy. The Dutch re- made the basis of operati._,ni, from that side
publics will, together, be able to muster against the Orange Free State or the Trans-
35,000 men. nearly all mounted: I learn that vaal. More troops will shortly arrive at
the Free State has decided to put 10,000 men Dearr
into the field." From Capetown comes the news that at a
Other despatches from Pretoria and Johan- meeting of the ministerialists there to-day it
ine:,-_rg speak of the probability of hostilities was resolved to petition Queen Victoaia, de-
within a week. One c-,rc,-p..ii.l,1t says: precating the idea of war and urging a joint
"4000 rifles and a qiiantity of ammunition inquiry into the effect of the Transvaal Fran-
has just arrived at Johannesburg and is being chise Act as proposed by the imperial govern-
distributed. The burghers of Pretoria, 4000 ment, August 2, an'd accepted by President
in number, are equipped. and are awaiting Kruger.

orders to advance."
The Capetown correspondent of the Daily
.Mail says: "The Boers,, I believe, will con-
strue thie ,e,.nipatioi, 'A Laings Neck as an act
of h'.'stility. cniti-i mI-I.ktl- of the' Cape

The MID-OCEAN is second in circulation but
- .e.' li to none in news gathering. It is the
pe ii1!'-, 1. 1i.i.unie.

Epworth Leaane.
On Friday ev'iiin la-t a public musical
nd literary enti ttaiiin-int \va- given in the
:-h"..._l building at'wn by the literary
-partmiiielt of the Pril.', of the Eait Epworth
The plrotiigrmiieii was all that could be desir-
d, -vhili ,-onsited of some fine papers on
ery important subjects, and ,eauititil solos
nd quartettes. Though the pie. -1-un
were old and familiar, they w\vre rd*la?1er iii
uch fine style as to appear new. alid .-mjspwe
hat the performers had spaiwre.l iw eB in
preparing them.
The Depiairtiietnt had the pleoasret- .e-
ng the ha ill by their n am-t waih\.v
president, Mr. Simeon Trott, whi, .t. wer.V
much toward bringing the ex:'ri-i.,s e th'e
evening to a successful close.
Though the institution has been giving
public entertainments for a long time, this
.ne is recognized as being the record one,
showing that Tuckertown is obeying the com-
mand "Forward, march." A silver collec-
tion was taken to a-.i4. in procuring neces-
sary literature for the iritittion. Thie at-
tendance was good; the p:r:on'-ram e waq as
1 Opening Exercises.
2 Introduction of Chairman.
3 Chairman's Address.
4 Quartet. Wav of I-II,;-ti....4
5 Paper. 3L1..i' Dur\ T.:..,: I r ..Il.
G. C: Darrell.
6 Quartet. Rejoice the Heart.
7 Paper. Man's Duty Toward Himself and His
Fellow-man J. Darrell Smith.
8 Solo Papa, Come This Way.
Miss Mary E. Smith,
9 Paper. Faith Miss Rosalie Paynter.
0 Quartet, with Solo Obligato From Every
Stormy Wind.
.1 Paper Hope. Miss Julia Talbot-.
12 Solo. Lin 2-r With Me. James 'mnitrh.
3 Paper. ('iri '-v. Miss Ada Trott.
14 Solo. Do the Best You Can, Mis- 1A Lambert.
5 Paper Education Apart Ft. .an Stnily.
J. W. T. Trott.
6 Solo The Old Sexton. A. Ni.-li;u,-..-n.
7 Recitation. Una and the Lion -. \V. T. Tr-tot.
i8 Solo Suffer Them to Come to Me.
J. D. Smith.
9 Quartet. Haven of Life.
God Save the Queen.

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Berlin, Sept. 26-Count Arnim, a son 'of the
'amous adversary of the late Prince Bismarck,
was arrested to-day on his estate at Nassen-
heide, charged with dishonest manipulation
as a director of the National Mortgage and
Crr:.,;t C',,ulepau ,,f SRtttin.
Paris, S, .t. 26-Tli.- i \- i :rn'ii'ir i t has d,
ed to pardon Emile- Ar.t.'ii whi..-. in November,
1896, was nt,.-:-,.'l t.. i igit "year-s' imprison-
ment for c(.. !pli and Doctor Cornel-iu- H:erz in frauds on the
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Loini,.n. Sept. 2---A ,Rever, s4i
quake a;ti Styriiua. vysted' kill
s'.II-_ an.i inij ced .'..0,.i ain' ,I.lem ol
houses ;,nd twov village,..
Caracas, Sept. 25--Gn.-ira MAri-trl F
Alvatrz. governor of tli, i.,Bri. or BI.
dez, lia-, revolted against thie Venezul
London, Sept. 27-Thie ur. rniiiZ paper
comment editorially i np.n Ad.miiral Dew-
ey'-, arrival at Now Y-._ik. The M,-,rini Pst;
says: "We co.,.ngratlate tIh- Unite l Staite- o
having at a timni ,f ,atioinal awakenihg to
power and resp-.Onsii,.ility ,n wi, thy an .xpon-
ent of the combined i'I.Ia_-. :'f patrioti-.t and
imperialism to whom t., rendi.r l'.'inage.
London, Sept. 27-TThe West luni Fund la.t;
night reached 6400 inulii4tu t52 1-s. froin
Earls Court Exhibition.
Manila, Sept, 27-T:',, Amu'-rian iuithrities.
have declined to grant the re.-t of te-n.ral
Jurimello, the Spanish flie.r i\h'' i- --.Ittling
Spain's military affair, in the Philippine Is-
anls, to send a v-s--i uq -c t-ie n 'n i-li ti-g
to ,:-oll-t the Spani prrv11iers at insurgent
ports, as stipulated Iy tte Filiplii's, on the
ground that thl- lp'.r't arV l hei-ed, that such a.
step would therefore be unlawful, arwdl be-
cause they declined to accept the Filipino.-,'
dictation. The authorities' are ready to -ondu
an American vessel. The Spanish Cowin m!is-
sion, therefore, will r-trnii to the in-.iirgent
lines and endeav,.r to et'.ert an aitraimient
for the delivery .f t lie prisoners ur in 1:-,tt.d a
American vessel. Aguinaldo Ias is-,-I a.
statement saying t he warlik.,activtii'v t- tlhe
Americans has prl.ovent .l the ,oni:ei.tit i,,.
of prisoners as iteiii. 1. Iit. tihat the-"y will
be delivered up ..n (),.-t 19.
L.-uldii. Sept. 27-The 'v''--nin pa,-'e are
amused at Admiral De,.w.''s ireiiatr, arriv-
al at New York. The .bt. J.lnines Gazett.- -avs:
"Admiral Dewey iiist liiv-e heard rl!ai ..'riis
of the reception lpreila Iti':-ns tl himn. and
very probably drew hi-. nwn ,:.Aii.-li,..n a- to
their appropriaten'--. Whlat-v-1'r tlie inatiion,
which is totally unaccustomed to nav, l vic-
tories over an alien race may, think of the
battle of Manila, the admiral, who directed,
this very businesslike and thorough opera-
tion, can have no illii-.i .i~ as to the caili.e ",f
the foe.which was unable to prevent him
from taking an overwhelming advantage.
The New Yorkers were caught unprepared as
were the Spaniards at Cavite. Admiral Dewey
isa smart ,,'ficer."
Wshiinitoii. Sept. 27-Word comes from.
Paris that the American ]ii ib-el..,r 4-f the Brit-
ish-Venezuelah Co'i rt. of,-A ati .in will sail
for home about October l-. This is a.-.ei,te-l
as decisive that a final decision of that im-
portant '*:--' will 1.e r.-np.-l.eo4-p 1. i.c to that,
d att .
* Paris, Sept. 27-At to-day's session of the
.Ang- I.Venezuelan Boundary Arbitration Tri-
bunal, Mr. Harrison concluded his argument
on behalf of Venezuela. He claimed that all
the acts of Spain, before the arrival of the
Dutch, gave her absolute sovereignty over
the whole of Guiana, and that she would have
incorporated it as a province but for the war-
like interruption of the Dutch. In closing hie
expressed his deep obligation to his associate
council and his thanks for the gracious hos-
pitality of France. So far as the distinguish-
ed council of Great Britain were concerned,
he said that however sharp had been the
discussion there had been only the kindliest
personal and professional regard. The tri-
bunal then rose. It is expected that the
award will be delivered on Monday.

The MID-OCEAN with' all the news that's fit
to print for Id:


This year's regatta at Ireland Island was
y brought to a close on Saturday last by two
big races for fitted dingles. A most enjoya-
.ble afternoon's sport was had as the ,iree.,zo
Swas strong and the sea not rough. The sail-
9 ing of Mr. H. C. Masters was very much ad-
Smired by the spectators, and he came off sue-
.- --Ii in both events. The committee of
S-iuna,-"emeit. deserve great praise for tlh -ex-
e 'lqnt w ,voy in which, they have clndm,.tel
: t,"-_ ..: -[ i" t-, there being very littiei ti, i--ie.
r-_ Fic-t I;.---l1st, Contest, H. C. Masters; ::,d,
Si.n l.i,:i:, E. W. Gosling; 3rd, Hellion, Mr.
l ; ;i.
Sr-..,,,*..l Race-lst, Contest; 2nd, S: .ea im;
3rd, I.':. ,; W. Chiappa.
CO., New,, Sept. 25-The Shaimnr,,k'- (riHal.-
ar',..-'c. aiid as a yachtman saiM wd'I ,.tw
q, het .v.:ri.,l into the Erie Basin at Ce ...n to-
day, Now her trouble begins." sir TIhimas
Bermuda. Lipton said to-day: "I am very v.-1 l1iaett
with the trials w o vi;,'- had of the sihui[. .k.
Ifeel sure she will give- a good account .f her-
self when the time comes. You r \- -.a -,' s-ha
will not wear any petticoats in the ,-i y'd.,ik.
London, Sept. 27-The Nevwmirke-t I:l'tolber
1 meeting began to-day; Lord Ha-tiis-.' Ib.ay
filly Marialva finished first in the si',:,. 1 Nur-
sery Handicap, Jacose second and I Fca Au-
tonio third; 15 horses ran; bettin-,. 5 to 1
against the winner. The Great Ea-tern Rail-
way Handicap was won by Leisure H.iir; 17
horses ran; betting 100 to 6 again-it ti- win-
3.) Philadelphia, Sept. 27-The international
cricket match between Prince Ran.ii'j eleventh
and the twenty-two colts picked from the
various clubs of this city, which waIs begunn onr
ALLEN Monday, was resumed to-day. Thie P1iladef-
phians ma1.1 205 runs and the Englishi4mer
Manager. 36 runs for 3 wickets.

Friday *-p.


.1*~ ~ b'

Son the fifth of October, if good
w'-atlher, leaving Hamilton at
8 a. m., stopping at Somerset,
Sli iy Bay. t he Old Ferry, St.
G-orge. aindl St. David's.
R, tind-trip tickets from
Haiuilton and Somerset
2s.; from Shelly Bay and
Old Ferry is.
Ti,-k'.-t- for s-le at all the
]>pular -.t,_,res. RO et'hrh-
Manager, Crawl.

r-iCR D.
At the .li.-itti.'.i of iniy' rie--i,, I have open-
ed a Regi try OIi- e. wlehe w l :lie- ;i nl gentlemen
requiring ,l.,itn_.-,.ti'? hel>p ,ani I '. a -,:iiinodated.
Person- in w:ntt :of'l,.in:--ti. -nml. .y:,n mt should
consult wirlli n .'- :e : n I--!- i,..lI have their
flames r-gi-te'. ,II.
59 Front Street, near J. F. Burrows & Co
Hamilton, June 16, 1899r-tf

Te4phone Call 146.
Cable Address "Bottles."



Establishment:-East Broadway and

King Street, Ha t:.t':'i, Bermuda.


Pnrveyor to H m. I Army and Navy


Soda, Tonic and

Mineral Waters,




Testimonials and References given.

Special Terms and Attention
given to Canteens and Mil-
tary Messes.
May 22nd, 1899-6 m

T'h-' un .1-r--i'mir .l I.," .- l .. -.tit'v flh -ic .-i,.t,.i.i,-r-
,nd the I.utlli," in gL tne'r'.dl that tl -.v ;r.- lr.-'el,:t ?,l
to akI ln.diiIe a.nd g ,iIt
t,. O l',.er and I t i Ii!?e 1 tl..-1 l:w,- tl:.1 l_ :iy otherr
flirm in ti :. i-lh rl-. <.i.- lI \\'-, r l ir hli .. m .-t...-
date -tyle. andl n eat fit. urlt'.' t.* 1.1':- --.
Repairs a Specialty.
It will pay yuii t: ia-.e-rtariin our :prices before
alah Iviw Y' v tit',tl-r' el"-_,\\h er .
E. H. DYER &- C(O..
Highl as B,:,:,tuak,r ,
:'hurlch St.. next ea-t Me-lhani.-' Hall.--3m

A De-,irable COTTAGE, in or near Hamil-
tol. bIv a f t I'-ll. i-t- ri'inent toeiant. State
kweet reut and s.ituati,.n of ho.U,-e to
Mtr1ID-OE'FAN Offi,.e.
Kepteriber, 22, Is -1$5.


Dianiond Gluten is sold only in 125
pound sacks. Do not accept any other. For
sale by
J. F. Burrows & Co. Hilton A. Pitt.
Goqlinq Brothers. S. D. P.' .:.ins'in.
"\V. T .JT;1 %V-; I M-. \V ai w,'-i ht.
R. IK,-iI. S.:.. B.W. Walkt-r &.'C...
Gluten Feed is Condensed Corn, and is conse-
quently transformed from a c','i..r,,"-.::ii,-. or
starchy food into a nitrogenous or "rich in glii-ii
feed." All natural grains contain some gluten,
but they do not contain enough. The base of
milk production isl gluti Gluten feed so call-
ed because it c:,li-t,. twenty--l[x per ce t. or 520
pounds to the ton.
Diamond Gluten Feed 26.2) per cent.
Corn Meal .) rer cent.
Canadian Corn Bran per cent.
T h o.-har:,-,t 1'ri ,-r ..t.,4 ',t ii i. itzt '-,2 (Iilutent.
P,,! ,ull ri' -tr.itti.l. it is tfh, fl,---. t,...rni .rL'" ,.:,-u-
,titu.-nt ,:, f,'- ,.hnl ,tut T hi iiiil ..- V.w li---
l,-,il~ iii,.' it t, iin;tke tli'? :.atein and albumen of
it-, milk.

,Stylish little v, i.-i of the year is the
No. 26

Fitted with powerful brake.
with ii,,. shoe that pre-
vents wear of tire, any style
saddle or handle-bar, any
gear to order.

iti- tlt i .'ul I t. viz:
N. E, itlALITY Pl!;' E."
,.' LE At.:E ',
Reid'e-t. Hamilton.
<*.*44*. *OO** "4. ******"*. **

Free from l.i1--:'i. is perfectly clean, odor
non-offensive, and is invaluable to
Keep Away Mosquitoes.
Ri.i':.,-- on the skin, it cures the stings and
drives away th11 annoying insects.
Anti-Skeet i- -".,1 in 6d., is., and 2s., Bot-
tles, and i-, <'lJtaii'a;i'l:- only at the
Phoenix Drug Store.
Reid sr',-et. Hamilton.



Masons' Trade.
G(",,.d. a-tive youths
iteed Inly apply t,,
Pembroke, west.
September 15, 1899.



Onion Seed,
At 4s 6d per Pound,


D). M. FEP.rX& c''
$.I- n'- r thei-r

A Fr--li ~uj'ply
VTT k -, A. V. F R T-H

Hi ut 1 _
Ham ilton, .". -
.. + .- .

'nh Hi"'hhMder's Lament.
During Lhe years 1b4i 9 *r .7.-i0 the F,_.rty-- :-
(.1d Ri..giment iHifglilauder- in ,i.-.:,tuiol-w, tihe
w'-ln-kn.,v n gallant Ula-k Wut,.ih, was station-
ed in Bermudiia. Several of the, imen remained
lere and are ,still retutiel.ti-'ed. One in par-
ti,.Tular. named Millar. was eni lL'yed I.y the
late Mr. A. W. W i-,t. and the circumstances
which occasioned the fAollwing lines was as-
follow-.: At an evening party at my cousin's,
Mi-- West, early in the year 1863, one of the
y:>iiun ladies had just finished playing on the -
piano "The Campbells Atr C(.nini." wh\m
Miller came near I', the window iin-iii pl:.l-
ing tones begged tor the tune "to be played
once more." Over thirty-five years have roll-
ed by, yet the scene doth even now awaken'
tender memories of the past. Millar died at
St. Ge'torg'.,-. a few years ago; he never revis-
ited Ilii native liiil.
Kind lady play that tune once more,
The tune that I have often heard,
For it hath a tie on my lonely 1\-'rt.
That was from home and f 'i-,1-.i- lliii..1I.
0 i,,v tli:it tfl ,. f..r it wakes in me
M-m.. i,--..t ,:Ia. -gone by,
W .\\-h. wei ,r..l,..Il t.o its til illi.-'notes
In all our majesty.
O play tune, for it takes me back
To old Scotland's shores again;
I see my native town once more,
But my hopes are all in vain.
I am far from home, my own loved home,
Land of my fathers' pride,
O could I but go back to thee,
I should feel satisfied.
O play that t iiii--I love to hear
Once more that dear old strain,
It carries me back to those scenes so dear
That I shall never see again.
Oh, why did I leave my native land,
And my home so dear to me?
I little thought when I left its strand
That the cot I should no more see.
Play me that tune, kind lady, and
I'll thank thee from my heart;
Could you but know what joys extend-
Alas! it'll soon depart;
I'. no more shall I see old Scotland'sshore
Appear to my longing eyes-
My heart doth feel full sad and sore,
And hope from my bosom flies.
O play that tune once more; it speaks
To my heart in accents low,
And in my troubled mind awakes
Swoot thninrht-h -of 1]:ii "go-
Of Aul i.iir' S. i-." r,:i happy days
That I no more shall see;
Oh, how it i,-v.- my heart to say
Scotland, farewell to thee."
Written January 1863.

Church Directory.
S ,r ..N"'AY. E_ r-,Y, I. 1- '.'.
St. Andrew's Pr-i-,..lri, n'-31:.-m;i-:; Service at
11 o'clock; preaching by the pastor, Reverend Doc-
tor Burrows. Holy Communion will hi adminis-
tered at close of morning service. EL' e.i ag Serv-
ice at 7.30; preaching by the Reverend J. Stroth-
ard; Sunday-school and Bible Class at 3 o'clock.
Pastor's residence, The Manse (near church),
C lh i.' !',-'':-, r.
Wesley-Morning Servied at 11 o'clock; Ir. *,.-lii -
by the Reverend J. Strothard, pastor. Ev. ii-
Service at 7.30 o'clock: preaching by the Rever-
end Doctor Burrows. Sunday-school at 2.45 p. m.
Pastor's residence, The Parsonage, Church Street,
near Mechanics' building.
Reverend J. G. H..'1.:'I! w ",Ull preach at Warwick
at 3 p. m., and in Mr. Mill,-r -;schoolroom, on the
north shore, at 7.30 p. inm.

Unclaimed Letters
William Bean, Edward Black, Gilbert 0.
Courtmas, Charles Cerley, Thomas Ch istiare,
Dinah Durham, John B. Dyett,. W. S. Dill, J.
Gonsalves 'Diniez, Wm. Earwicker,-Griffiths,
Et Harrison, E. F. Hill, 'amuel Hinds, Robert
N. Hodgson, Kate Ingrim, William Thomas
Jones, G. Miller, Dr. Maguire, Charles Ostorn,
Peter James O'Brady, Anzeline Petersen, Em-
manuel Peroira, T"hoImai D. Pemberton, God-
frey Roast, Marjorie Riddell, Arthur St. Johi,
John Scarborou-h, Charley -Simons, John D.
Smith, W. P. SmLith, Mrs. M. Smith, Manaseh
Thomas, E. H. Williams, Martha Whitmore
William White, John Wells, Thomas C. Wat-
kins, A. R. \\ ade, Jose Linda.

Passengers Arrived.
In the R. M. S. Trinidad, from New York, on
Monday last: Mi.'s Adams, W. T. Armstrong,
J. E. Borches and wife, Mr.'. W. J. Boyle, Miss
J. Boyle, John Banta, Henry Banta, Reverend
Alexander Christie and wife, A. S. Cooper, Miss
H. Convers, Geor.e W ('lark, George A. Da
Costa, .Clarence Darrell, Mrs. J. E. Dye, Miss
M. Darrell, Miss N. Gibbs, Spencer Harrison
and wife. Miss lHatie, James Hennesey and wife,
Farlie Ingham, Mrs. Jac'kson and son, Wm.
Kiempe, A. G. R. Mitchell, T. Misick, J. Mon-
tyer, D. McGregor, J. B. H. Morgin, Miss Lau;a
Paschal, Charles P. Pitt, Captain W. H. Penis-
ton, Sir Josiah R.ees, Miss Rees, J. N. Reney,
J. H. Rosenburg, S. A. Smith, W. Smith, Miss
Smith, C. S. Schwarz, Mrs. E. D. Schwarz, Miss
M. Strange, C. At). Talbot, George W. Thomp-
son, Captain C. B. Wheldon, Mrs. H. M. \Wat-
lington. Second Cabin-Joseph Aubrey, Mi.s
Flora Campbell, Miss O. Campbell, William Car-
michael, Horace Gaul, Joseph Hazel, Thomas
Joel, Mrs. Longe, Fred. T. Newsum, Miss C.
Shamefelier, Reginald Smith, D. H. Smith, M.
O. Tankard, Charles Vicker=.

Telep'tne Ca1,146"

Cable Adi'eiss: "Bolties.



And Dealer in






Galvanized and /

Holloware Goods,
Etc., Etc.

Gor. East Broanday

and King Street,

Hamilton, Bermuda.
May 22, 1899.-6 m

Island Steam Service.,

Hamilton and Ireland Island Route.

Leave jHamPnioi.

Leave Ireland Island.

15.ao0a.m. 12.001o0o0h.
9.30 a. m. 5.10 p. m.
3.30 p. m. 6.30 p. m.
6.00 p. in.
On Tuesday and Thursdays the boat leaving-
Hamilton at 9.30 a. im., and 3.30 p. m., and leaving
Ireland Island at 12 noon, calls at Mangrove Bay,.
On Saturday a trip will be me.:.:. ..a--:iv H fi-i
ilton at 1,15 p. m., and Ireland IT-I:, .i a t 2- i.. in.
While the fleet are at this stit...n. trip will I--
made leaving Hamilton at i I. m.. and Itr-lta'l I--
and at2p. m., on Mondays, W>i..:-,kly- ;in, Fri-
FARES-First-class, ls; Return Tickets, ls. Cd. -
Secondi;.-., '.. I each way.
This time-table is good to September 30, and is-
subject to change should circumstances require.
Hamilton, Bermuda, July 3, 1898.


Bags Basic Slag,

Bags Kainite,

Bags Nitrate of Soda..
Special Terms for Cash Orders in Lots.

500 Bags Granulated
and Vacuum-

Pan Sugars.
Pearman, Watlington & Co,.
Hamilton, AUiL u-n 14,1899.


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