Nullius fiddktus |urare in verb* maestri.
Being bound lo swear to the Dogmas if no Master.
Nassau. N. P., Bahamas, Saturday, June 27 1914
E. H. DUPI'CH,
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There are but few people 111 tins
distnet engaged in Agiicultutc o[
ly men ;it Cherokee Sound cuhi-
v.ite garden truck and ship lli" M -
t> the W1K011 City m rfkel wheic
I ihuli>U1 pnii's are ini ariah'y oh.
M'ssis. I.owenud Sonsat Moores
Isl.md reaped good harvest of
pumpkin*, potatoes etc. Their
Mill 11 line plantation is still tinder
.ml I lie results have liern sati-
liming the latter part of 1912
Mr. W'm II. Sweating set mil
bo 11 twenty acres of tomatoes;
ins harvest m early pan of the year
w .s .ibundant hut lie Could not
sin reed 111 ell'-ciin*.: m 11 y sales,
u ith the exception of .1 lew Crate*,
(flipped to Nassau for expert ition
Finding Hi it nianv hu.hels were
rntlill-J on the vines lie stalled
n sin ill c.imii iv, hot not having
anv Knowledge of the method ill
< a 1 .nmp it proved H Inline as
inns! of the pack spoiled. II
succeeded however in s'lling 10 the
Wilson City iiMtkel nbout 15'1
luishels. This season he declined
10 plant on a large scale awing lo
his failure U*st seas >n.
JOS. S. CU.MT.R.
Grksn Turtle, Cay, Abaco.
This District cannot by any
means be called an agricultural
one, (although it could be made
one), some of the inhabitants work
field*, being attracted by the veiy
high prices obtained lor held pro-
duce at Wilson City, which Iwayt-
finds 1 ready sale, and rennnnera-
AN'DUFWS. M. O'BRIES.
IIopf. Tows Abaco
Su/jar Cumcs. There are 5 mills
in the District, Owing to the long
Jrnughtf the canes, tlough just
as plentiful as last year iveie. very
poor, yielding only 8750 gallons
nfsyrup valu -tat 875 1092 gal.
Ions less than last year. Syrup is
an iinpoitant item in the diet of
the people of Abaco; J of the In.
habitants live on bread (J flour, J
sw'et potato) and syrup.
Sweet l'otaloes Although sweet
potatoes is the "chief item in the
diet of Ahacorians, the so-called
farmers do not raise enough for
local consumption. It is bud to
understand why tliey do not cultiv-
ate tins important root more;
there is plenty of good land avai'-
able and once the slips aie put in
they need vi\ little attention.
There is;.I way- a market for it, I
h two endeavoured In gei one or
two of the "slay, il-lion es" lo
plant out higgei fields. The
drought no douht disheartened
them but I am gning them to try
again in 10,14,
CabbagH, nutt Ac. Garden ve.
petables have not been plentiful
ibis year owing to the drought.
Personally I have succeeded in
producing cabbages, cau'ifloweis,
beef. Carroll, spinach, lettuce,
peas and beans. With a little ex*
tia trouble th? few who depend on
their fields for a living could have
done as well, Wilson City is al-
ways a good market. The seeds
r re neglected iff if r sowing; i( a
diotght comes on they give up and
wait for next yftif. M though we
had a w-itei famine a (Mtuple of
barrels of water taken across Hie
harbour from \\i Ms weekly would
have kept the yi ur.g plants alive
until they had Strength enough to
resist the drought.
As I have reported on rrikxe th in
one occasion, this ditf cl is 11 t in
agricultural one, yet the few cu'-
tivalors who keep fields should
raise more produce, The drought
was very severe, but a little more
energy and enterprise would mean
raising enough produce to at any
rate supply the district. As long as
sponging pays as well as it is doing
now I fear Abaco will r.ever be a
HUGH F. PICK WOOD.
Fresh Ceek, \ndros.
Very little agriculture is done
here, mostly sisal and a few giound
sisal and a few gnmnd crops;
sweet potatoes a nd pumpkins. Only
the older folks do anything (and
that is precious liitle) as the young*
er one? go off to Miami nowadays
almost as soon as tliey leave school,
F, A. ROIIIN'SO\.
Minor ive Cat, Astros.
wtal is cultivated all over the
District and at one settlement
particularly the people cultivate it
almost to the exclusion of other
products. During the whole year
the prices have been good and wo-
men and children have been steadi-
ly engaged in cleaning it while
the male popul itlon over 14 years
have p-osecuted the sponging in-
Pigenp peas do not promise
large returns owing lo dry weath-
er and lugh winds. It pays to
grow peas and beans as they are
in ready demand all the year and
(etch good prices.
Corn was fairly plentiful iu the
summer but the winter crop was
blighted w ith high winds and dry
Sugar canes and bananas pro-
spered well especially at the South
of the Is hind.
Another very vident reason for
the decline of our agricultural ir.-
dustiii'sis the degener.lcy of the
soil. Tire one of the greatest tools
of the primitive farmer, has been
i 1 ye.nlv-use sir.ee ante belbun
day*, and when it is known that
our so.I consists chienv of a thin
covering of vegetable mould
scattered over vast areas of rocks,
it is not to be wondered that when
the farmer's god has blown Ins
with Ting breath over it, there aie
scarcely sufficient eleinentsol plant
piodui tion led to nourish or.e ciop
? m v, i dv. June 27, 1914
We regret to say that the
condition of our Kditor is in no
way improved ; in fact it is
We invite the attention of our
readers to the advertisement in
another column of the Bahamas
Government Line of steamers
which marks a new era in mat-
We like the spirit of resisting
the impositions of a foreign
We hope for success to the
venture, this, its success, is in
the hands of our business men, it
remains to be s<*en whether they
will stand by and support, or
hinder and discourage.
The publishing of The Strom-
bus will he delayed for some
daj-S, owing to the illness of the
We trust that the public will
be patient with us under the
The Ward Line Steamer
"Vigilancia" steamed from New
York for Nassau at 4 p.m. I 1 i
day with 6 passengers and |8
I he Bahamas Government
Chartered Steamer "Tallismau*
Steamed from New York for
Nassau at 7 p in. Friday with
4400 bbls. freight.
The American Yatch "Har-
binger" left for Miami this
Mr. N. Dorsett, Schoolmaster
at the Bight,Cat Island, with
Mis. Donett arrived in the City
on Thursday morning.
There will he an entire change
of programme at th Imperial
Minus and Bryant will put on
their Funny Farcical Military
Absurdity entitle! War in Mexi-
co, introducing the famous
Bayonet Lightning Drill.
The Show will close will:
their eccentric Buck and Wing
A big crowd is anticipated, to,
Conn early to avoid the Rush.
The Manager ia to lie con -
grntulated on Ins resourceful
ness. He is determined to keep
the patrons of The Imperial
The last presentation' is an
excellent exhibition of native
talent, Mr. Minus in Burlesque
and Vaudevi lie is really excell
ent and his clever little partner
adds a vivaeity and gaiety to
the turns that are alone worth
We do not know how long
the Minus Bryant pair intend to
show but we can re'om mend
them to the public with the ut
LIQUOR AM) TOBACCO
In Canada.The Dominion
parliament is attempting In pass
legislation curtailing i ie mauu I
facture and Kile of alcoholic!
liquors, I here is also a measure
on foot to prohibit the importa
tion and sale ol cigarettes.
CREATING A NECESSITY
Sir Isaac Newton 1- reported
to have said, "I will make none
cessities for myself." He was
wise. Every added necessity is
an added slavery. The man who
forms a habit low Inch he must
ever after pay a tribute in mom v
and health, is paying exceed
ingfy dear for the romforl he
gets out of it. The man with the
fewest necessities, the fewest
habits, the fewest slaveries, is |
the most normal, the most efli
( I'M, the most happy in the long '
run. \\ hj d( lib iaii l\ create !
necessity bv forming a narcotic
Nassau 201 h tune 10,14
D ear Sir,
Some time ago there fre-
quently appeared in your vain-
ed paper the following legend,
"A RACE IS NO BETTE R
THAN ITS WOMEN"
which gave me, as it must have
given Others, food for hours of
thought and reflection whenever
judging from the moral con
ditipn of our young women of
all classes I consider 1 hat our
very existence as a people is
So important is ibis subject,
j the moral condition of our girls,
that I venture to ask (hat vou
I will publish 1 he accompanying
article taken from Tin Colonial
\and Provincial Rtporttr, of Free
l To vn, Sierra Leone, Africa.
This article is so apposite to
conditions here that it might
well have been written for this
May we hope that its publi
cation may lead the preachers
and teachers of the people, WO
think and act and live for the
principle of a white life joy two
For the good of all
THE CONDITION OF
"The Position of its
women is a sure indi-
cation of the moral-
ity and prosperity of
Is CHRIS1IAN1 I'Y A I'All 1 RE?
We think it hardly necessary]
for us to explain that in express-
ing an unfavourable "pinion of
I he moral character of our girls
arc mil making a sweeping
condemnation of the entire wo-
manhood of our country
Among the things that we are
.aid ever shall be grateful for is
the fact that there are still
"mothers in Israel;" Creole girls,
wh"-e char.K ter is above re-
proach; modi Is of womanhood,
whose charm of manners lias
won the admiration of their
countrymen as well as foreign-
ers of'.he most fastidious taste.
As an instance of the high tii-
bute that his been paid to Sierra
Leone womanhood, the late
Honourable Mr. Cummins, one
lime Senatoro| the Republic of
Liberia, remarks in a speech de-
livered in the United States of
America and which has recently
been published among B collec-
tion under the tittle of "'Master-
pieces of Negro Eloquence,"
that among the happiest and
most treasured memories were
tin* day] he spent with female
frien.is amid the refining inllu
e;,ccs of Freetown home-life.
While taking coinage from the
reassurance such an expression
gives us. however, we must not
blind our eyes to the fact that as
regards the generality of our
country women the moral tone
is very unhealthy. I.ven the
most moderately observant per
son will bear us out in our state
ment. It is a general complaint
with the male section of the
community that the girls are
"no use;" that "steadiness" or
fidelity 'f%flairs (
not in t'i! catalog
tues; tl 1 marriaj
and, tr ih to tell,
our country of tin
dent in ie life of
cannot jive the li
aside oiu' imined
ingS, there is with
a certain town, w
be nameless, that
sobriquet of "tli
vice So low is t
the males in rega
erally believed tl
born in I hat place
ly be immoral. I
share he same
we gather from \
recently 'elated t
course of a cor
things A frican, a
of his k marked:
"Loo. here! you
brag','in about y<
I tell you that yoi
good," ' is with a
gesture I'lie exp
followe*' upon our
of whaj^ie, in h
told his dormant
lousscan la!, are t<
to be piJt down ill
Such is s st iteo
we woul I gladlj
much t> iave - .
of exposing, did v
in 1 essil was Km
hold thai, in mat
the life 1 f an indi
S ntimci' must hi
winds. But a dias
means to an er.d
prescription for th
malady: how are
the morals of 0
answer, begin by
manhood of the c-
Siena I.rone! Let
serious heait toll'
moment. Are we 1
of all tins mischic
to make a quairi
You, who call ym
able men; how ni.
cent lilies have \*i
and wnnto'dy soil
ed. Truly "liowevi
out we men are a
Let ps, then, put ;
of hypocrisy and <
Ci >ri ispi uid
the other se
men our girlsj
Our next a
s of the heart is
igueof their vir
iage is a failure:
II, the history in
his greatest inci
of an individual
lie to the unfa
thin the Colony
which shall here
it has earned the
the hot-bed of
s the estimate of
jardj to their fe-
s that it is gen-
that every girl
re must natural
Even th local
t gallinfTof all
e ill opinion, as
i what a friend
to us. In the
on versa t ion on
nu are always
onf girls are no
v I"' 111 < s which
li r fi iend's denial
it Was a libel
in these columns.
nl things, which
lly have given
I .1 the duty
1 we nut feel thai
iid upon us, ami
iM' i- nSeeling
di\ idual or rare,
be thrown to the
l.'Whnt then is
the cur.- of this
- w e to impro\
our "iris? \\
y improving the
firuintry. Men of
et US have a
hearl talk for a
2 not the cause
lief? It takes two
rrel, mind you.
many pure, mno>
r*u not "bought"
oiled and crush -
'vrr we bra* e it
a little breed".
t away tie mask
rl soriouslv SF-t to
"" conduct: ami
lint he a
st be to tliat
siu h a wonderful influence over
It? future fathers and m tliers
of the country. School Teachers
of Sierra Leone! It is true that
as the greater portion of a child's
life is passed in the home circle
you cannot be held responsible
for fnilingsin his conduct. This,
however, is an unworkable prin-
ciple so far as our country is con-
Cerned. In the majority of cises
tin home influence is not cal-
culated to improve the morality
of your wards. So the only alter'
na ive is fur you to take an addi-
tio ial duty upon yourseh es and
be both parents and teachers to
your pupils. Teach and compel
your boys to reverence woman
hood. Teach them to be gallant
lo their girl school mates, and
let them learn that it isnn lion-
"in n<>t to be abused with mi
purity, for the .stronger to pro
tect the w inker.
Nassau X. I.
June, 251I1 IQI4.
The cutting of hair was per*
formed by men as far back" as
Ed .ard IV, who did not only
cut hair but even bleed and per-
formed other min >r operatii ns
as we see from some relic of the
past through the barber's pole
(punted in alternate stripes of
red and white t(> represent the
bio xly limb and while bind
age), and the bleeding dish
shaking in the wind. That an-
cient emblem must remind you
1I111 surgeons spring from them,
ivll were then called Harber-
Surgeousand practised Surgen
nlone and were recognised from
hi most countries, barbers have
kept pace with the Surgeons
Sspci i,ill\ in regards to the
sterilisation of their razors,
COITlbs, brushes, towels and all
other materials they use on per
sons under their care. In up lo
date cities barbers are licensed
and before said license is grant 1
ed an examination as to their I
knowledge about sharpening a \
razor, the cleaning of their shops
and tteriliz ition of their iii
st rumen ts, towels &c used
But Mr. liditor, the barbers of
Nassau are the means of dis-
I seininating divers diseases. The
Pediculosis capitis -a little an-
noying insect is transported in
, quantities ad libitum from one
head to another ; the Tenae Sy
Icosisand the Tenae Tonsurans
ring worms of the beard an I
head are transplanted from one's
(chin or head into another and
and last but not least the Spirt)
cliaeta pallida is innoculated
into the blood of the innocent.
These are only a few of the
many diseases transmitted from
one person to another, while
the two former may be easily
got rid of. Yet the spiro chaeta
pallid.1 is not by any means a
pleasant and comfortable thing
to entertain in one's blood as it
is transf srred down to the third
and fourth generation. We
hope the Hoard of Health will
take some steps to rectify this j
lax and careless method of our <
barbers and their shops.
Xa-sau \'. P,
June 36 1 114, I
It is inserted below the tele-
phone directory "when calling
give numbers not names" this
we can plainly see is done to
prevent the operator from being
detained especially when busy
nevertheless in cases of emer-
gency when one cannot find the
numbei they are hurriedly look-
ingfur, and having no 1 1 forma-
tion bureau I do not think it
would detract much time, if the
operator, should lie Courteous
enough, to give tiie number
partv is seeking, especially when
the directory does not contain
an enormous quantity of names.
Suppose Mr Editor my house
was on fire an I I wanted the
hire Department, after looking
down letter "F" I rould not find
the Fire Department, I then ask
the operator to connect me with
the Fire Department as it is
urgent my house is on liie, the
operatoi will blankly refuse to
do so before I find the number
because it is the rule to look up
number first. 1 have to leave the
Telephone and hurry to the Eire
Department by the time they
arrive great damage is done, or
again Mr. Editor in case my
husband was out and a burglar
or the Bonnet man broke into
my house and I wanted the ]
Police department then I would
have logo all the way in the
stieet to hunt up a police be/ore I
could have protection yet ih re
is a phone in ny house. I do not
say >ir that we should exp Cl
the oner nor to look up every
private concern or residi nee but
there are a few Public in-
stitutions with regard to which
a certain amount of common
sense should be used especially
when life and property are at
Stake. Through the above men
tioned causes it is not at all en-
couraging for subscribers or
those intending to be so to have
one of these instruments in our
homes useless and when urgent-
ly needed cannot be utilized. I
trust this matter will be taken
Thanking you for space,
IN New 50 gallon Galvaniz-
ed Iron Drums at i8cls
In 10 gallon Cans at aocts
Drums and Cans returnable
Full particulars at Office
,,Frances F..," Nassau N. P.
C. C. SAUNDERS.
.1 Hue . 71111*.*14.
Office: Masonic Temple
FREIGHT LINE TO
AND FROM NASSAU
AND NEW YORK.
S. S. Talbman leaves New
York June 26th expected to
arrive Iuly 1st.
Discounts on existing rates.
For particulars apply to.
GIL3ERT A. ALBURY.
THE D10CESANT SYNOD
\/I EF.TS Friday June 30 th.
i.Vl lloh Communion at
Christ Church Cathedral at 7
Evensong at 7 p. ra. The
Clergy and Delegates will meet
at the Bhurch Hall at 6:1;, p.m.
The Bishop will deliver his
charge in the Church Hall after
Evensong a susual
_ ... __ .J
fixation is never resorted to
d no atteirpt is ever made tfo
cope with rievastuing horden < 1 f
insects 1 Its*t abound every ymr.1
The pric* of firm labour1<.
P'm d.iv for fen.iles and 2s. p-r
day for males- is v*ry Ion? when
cmnpned with the few commodi-
ties these fums will bring in our
pipsvnt markets; hut I know the
time when labour was obtained at
91, for females and Is. fid. for
males per day and it was found
Sufficient b'Tiuse each labourer
got more of his necessaries out of
his own little farm and thus had
The dissemin ition of the elemen-
tary principles of agriculture n*ed
to begin in tlie early training of
our children if the farm is to Iv*
depended mi as a factor in victnall-
in? our growing population A
Colony like ours which posees
no mineral wealth and with fi^h
Pries with which we indifferently
gamble cannot continue lo make
on'y farcical attempts at the de-
velopment of our agricultural pro
ducts, especially those which fur-
nish staples for human food, with-
out undermining the vital spring?
efoirverv existence .
GEO. H. CLARKR,
Here we are again!
A COMBINED Two days
excursion and Picnic to
Harbour Island, and to Three
I-land, where the Picnic will be
Tie Motor Boat "Vim" will
leave Rawson So. at 10 p. in.
(sharp) on Saturday 41b July; lor
Harbour Island and will leave
Harbour Island at 10 p. m. Mon-
day July 6th for Nassau.
At 9 a m. Monday 6th the first
trip will In- made for the Picnic
and the last boa', from the Picnic
Will be (1 p. in.
A dancing platform will be
erected at Three Islands for the
FARES.Round trip includ-
ing Picnic and dancing, 'Jen
Tickets must bo taken by 10
a. m. Saturday July 4 from Cap.
Louis Isaacs or \V. Mall who
will furnish all information.
rHIS i> to inform my Patrons
and the Public m General
that I have opened my Public
Black Smith Simp; and am now
leady to do anything in the line ol
General repair or new work Horse
Shoeing Specially. All work done
P. \. HUYLER.
By East St. fWlnrf),
Invalid and Rob 1st
The 'Allenburya' Diet is recommended for
general use in place of ord nary milk foods,
gruel, etc.. and ta particularly adapted to the
needs of Dyspeptics. Invalids, and the Aged.
Being largely predigeated it iaeasyof aasimi-
lation. A cup of the 'Allenburya' Diet il
useful in the forenoon between meals.
The 'Allenburya' Diet may be taken wi h
advantage on going to bed in the place of
atimulanta. Being easily digested it proroot ?s
tranquil and refreshing aleep free from the
depressing reaction in the morning, which
often follows the taking of spirits.
A Complete Milk and Farlnaceoua Food. Enay
or Dlfeatloa. Most afrcaabla to Take, aiaaplv
and Quickly aaad* by addlne>ollln*-water only
To 6* obtaintd from all Chemists and Stortt.
ALLEN 4 lANkUHYS LTD.. LONDON. ENGLAND.
KttO THE OLOBE THBATHI"
HIGH CLASS SINGING
Featuring ArtfentinaT.n.o. Tex Tommy Dances.
4 Reels of Pictures
IvNTIRE CHAN'GR "I PROGRAMME
Prices. Reserved Boxes 2s.
Reserved Auditorium is. 6d.
Unreserved Gallery is.
kui] 1 '" J 1* vw. H
S _. ^1 m \ \ 1 1
^V/^ \ II
. mZM ;
"i'\\ii i. Si> 1 nil
ECEIVEDfrom Cuba per
Watch for the
R *r:.....u\ir r \'t ' AT THE THRKE SISTERS
r\ Schooner Winifred M., f he Vogue The I in,, March
a fini..i.] n ^ a r, end The Bijou
This is to inform the public
1000 Spanish Top.
Cll \S \U I'EAGA u,at '"> w*'* '''"ra Ani'nirv. lias
Day Street East, gveo.uP her stall between The
Phontfiia ';- iT IT '',". ,
J Johnsons and has taken charge
"*'"" " "-**""^1' of the store Bay Street and Bank
Lane op|x>site the Pai k.
Mosquito Nets She has just returned from
F'OR Single and Double Beds New York with a large stock of
at "The Shamrock:' Kancy Articles.
Lustoint'is will receive the
TWENTY acres of excell-
ent Pine apple land situ-
ate between Powell's Point
and Bamboo Point, Kleu-
W.E. S. CALLKNDRR
F'lVE POUNDS reword i nf|.M.
t-d ami will be ,' i t" any per-
Min w ! will llive itifiiiil all.hi lliat
will lead t'i the nppreti*n*ioii am
C'niivietion ! anv |ii'"in til |*f!ttin!l
si call ng or selling stolen piiie.ippl*s
ii'in inv cnltiv.iti hi-. 11 the VV||!|
WAI.TIR K M'XiUK
BEST & 76
T( St. We do not sell it.
HIT we do sell and will
continue to soil
Standard Oil Co.
Gasoline. Test your Gaso-
line: We invite comparison
with any in the City.
Price aacts. per gallon in
50 gaJlon Drums. Customers
using kx) gals, or over per
Month 20c. gallon.
Watch our Notice for Ker-
osene in June.
a--.au \. P.. M.iv jHih i(
II J. RUSSELL.
376 Bay Street, City
same attention ;>s before.
J. K. AMOURY