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Began Apr. 28, 1893.
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Designation New series is added with issue for <Jan. 3, 1918>
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"Organ of the elected members of the Legislative Assembly of Dominica."
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Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 10 (July 1, 1893).
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Latest issue consulted: New ser., v. 29, no. 13782 (Dec. 15, 1921).
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The Dominica

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â– \ .oV# of she Elected Members of the
rciytslatice Assembly of Dominica.
â– fled for giving expression to the political
1* views and aspirations of the people.
â– [shed every SATURDAY for the Proprietors
Sub-Editor and Manager.
M Contributions nml Advertisements &p.,
Ho be add legged to the SUB-EDITOU,
Ki office of the paper, 14S, Market Street,
Nil. Subscriptions aud accouiits are to
Hd or rendered to Mr. Hamilton liou.K,
E» firm of Messrs. James A. Gakraway
â– L, Roseau.
Kte of Subscription : 4s per quarter, paya-
H adva ice. Postage extra.
Bigle copies—4r7 each.
1- «
â– the supreme court of the
â– residency of dominiga.
Registrar’s Office,
24th April, 1893.
Mthe'Goods XV EL
â–  EL IE, deceased.
NEEKAS Francois Elio, of the
H&aitl Presidency, planter, bro broâ– of
â– of broâ– of the said cleecfisetl, hath by
Holicitur Sliolto K. Pemberton,
Hiterl a petition to* His Honour
â–  Martin* Danavll, Second
He Judge of the said Court,
â– ft" His Honour to grant unto
â– Letters of Administration of all
â– ingular the goods and chatties
I and credits which were of his
Slister the said MARIE NOEL
â–  - who departed this life at
ead in the -parish of St.
I i the said Presidency, on or
I t> • 19th day of April 1893,
Bit .1 and intestate : hereby given that unless
Bat ’ filed in this office within*
■tl’i N U YS from the date
B Letters of Administration as
jßtiid will be granted to the said
w u( H"
Bl c. m psora ye.
|‘ v Registrar.
0> * r<,r * a)U J °T m ,c T-cc T-cc;r
;r T-cc;r l ' r undertaken and run/iilly
wb?Y Hu, and proceeds jtromptly furnished.
/'bßßri-.fkrences : -
BBllF'.-rn, K-q : , Manager Colonial
15f - nnktt * Co > Llojds
Bfao&Co, Agents.
B»vn». Esq.. U S. Consul.
,' BiiMiHii' A Merchants.


Per S. S. “SI BUN” and other recent
arrivals from London :
LADIES’ Untrimmed White Sun Sunbeam
beam Sunbeam Hats, Ladies’ untrimmed
Bl a ck k White Scarborough Hats,
Ladies’ Trimmed Fancy Straw Hats,
Gent's Boating and Fancy Straw*
Gents’ Coloured Felt. Terai and
Paget Hats, Gents' Black do. do.
A Choice Assortment of
soDf s &
Fancy Delaines and White Dress
Colored Wool Shawls and Ladies’
Collars & Belts, (assorted styles,)
Sans Rival Corsets
Ladies' Colored Silk Sunshades
L’d’s' Bl’k Satin, Do with lace edges.
Cherry Blossom Essence, Soap and.
Gospell’s Eau de Cologne (in small
Jean Maria Farina’s ditto, ditto.
A Large Assortment of
Razor Paste.
Johnson’s Bovril and Leibig’s Ex Extract
tract Extract of Meat
Preserved Smoked Bacon, Preserved
Meats and Sausages in lib tins,
Petit Pois, Harricots Verts, Olives,
Fine Lucca Oils, Yorkshire Relish,
And a Large Assortment of
Confectionery and' Syrups,
Ac., &c., Ac.
L. A. GIRAUD & Co.
Old & Cork Streets, Roseau.
Deli DeUg : ht D fui? ty ’ OX TONGUES
(Successors tv the late G. 7. Bellot)
General Commission Merchants

(Ft have received ly recent arrivals a very
Choice Assortment of
Os tie latest Dsigus and Styles,
To suil Ladies, Gentlemen and Children,
Piints, Dress Stuffs, Cashmeres, Art’Muslins,
Silks, Sateens, Ribbons, Embroidery
Laces, Trimmings, Handkerchiefs,
Ladies and Gents' Gloves,
Shawls, Scarfs and Ties,
SSJIBTS «, cottas.
Beltings, Imite Madras?,
Des hides, Silk Foulards. Arti Artificial
ficial Artificial Flowers, Wreaths, Essences,
omades, Soaps, Powders, Fuller's Earth.
Tweeds and Coatings;
. Boots ' & Shoes,
Very neat BIRTHDAY CARDS and in interesting*
teresting* interesting* NOVELS,
;andQnndry other ARTTCI.FA, too numerous'
to detail, which we offer
Remarkably Cheap !
—AL S 0
Prime York and American Hams,
Boi led and Roast I’eef and Mutton,
Calf's Iliad and Bacon. Notch Potch,
Mock Turtle Soup, Reef a la mode,
hhli Stew, Roust and Stewed Veal,
Mutton with Vegetables, Tripe and j
Onions. “ 0 G. It.” Oysters, Lob* j
ten, Herring*. Ling Fish, Findon
Haddocks, Real Oxford and
Mortadella Bologna Sausages
Preserved Lunch Tongues, Petit Pois fins
Cunitd Fowl, Ox Tongues, Green Peas
French Olives and Capers, Currie
Powder, and Tripe in half Jars.
O II IA i : H II !
Raisins, Currants Citron.
“Lozenges, Jam?, Syrups acd fable Jelly.
Teaches arel Marmalades.
BISCUITS in one-lb. Tins & by retail.,
&c., Ac., &c.
(Successors to the late G.L.lkllot,) i
Long Lane, 24th April, 1593.
Aspinalls Enamel Paints,
In small tins, and BRUSHES for
applying, at
L. A. GIRAUD k Co.
macon o chips HRsekst*

Ti ll j :c« I? A MS-
New York. April 22nd —London nows states
j that iu the House of Commons, yesterday, tho
j debate on the Home liulo Bill was closed, by a
reply made by Mr. Gladstone to the IU. Hon. A.
! Balfour in which he displayed unusual energy,
' and received the cheers of the House. The Itill
was read a second time and ordered to be consi considered
dered considered in committee of the whole House on the 4ilr
of May by a vote of T 47 against 1391, which it is
said to have been strictly partisan.
The death is announced of the Earl of Derby.
The Columbus Caravels have arrived at Fort
Monroe after having weathered an unusual storm
j on the voyage from lhtvan...
The yacht GiKuia belonging to the yachtsman
Mr. Weld, is reported to have been wrecked on
Egg Island while on her way from the West Indies
to Boston. All persons aboard have been saved.
Tho exports of (1,000,000 dollars from tho United
Slates Treasury have reduced the gold reserve
below 100,000,000, the first time since specie pay payments
ments payments have beeu resumed. The Treasury silver
notes are still being redeemed by gold, and it ia
expected will continue until the proceeds of tho
gold loan restore the depleted reserve.
New York, April 21.—London news stale? that
the Duke of Devonshire presided at a banquet of
Ulstermen on Saturday : in the course of his ad address,
dress, address, bo stated that the English electorate would
never sanction Mr. Gladstone’s perfidious aud cow cow|
| cow| ardly betrayal of their liberties.
It is reported that serious riots have occurred
i at Belfast, between the Orange men and National Nationalists.
ists. Nationalists.
j Ten acres of the Victoria docks at Hull ara
' blazing : property to the value of u million pounds
' The conflagration is said to hnvo
wen caused by incendiary dockers, 2.000 of whom
j fought the police.
i Advices from ltomo state that the warmth of the
reception gi*n by that city to the Kaiser William
strengthens the Triple Alliauco. His Majesty
spent an hour with His Holiness the Dope yes yesterday
terday yesterday ; both were personally cordial ; politics wero
avoided during their intercourse.
President Cleveland has announced that gold
will be invariably paid for ail } aper currency.
New York, April 25.--Iu tbe House of Com Commons
mons Commons yesterday, the Jlrght Hon. the Chancellor
| of the Exchequer, speaking on the t'.ndget, nn nni
i nni uouuced a deficit in revenue of £ 1,574,000 sterl sterling.
ing. sterling. To cover this he proposes to increase the in income
come income tux one penny iu the pound, and the stump
duty on contracts to one shilling : he however pro proposes
poses proposes the duty on transfers of foreign and Colon Colonial
ial Colonial securities should he removed.
Deferring to the riots iu Belfast, the Right Hon.
i tLel Home Secretary charges Mr. Sexton, tha
Right Hon. J. Balfour and I,ord Randolph Chnr Chnri
i Chnri chill with having incurred the responsibility of
| and inciting strife in that coy. Various motions
have been proposed to amend tbe Home Rule Rill.
Amongst the amendments, is one that the British
forces shall not maintain the Irish Parliament.
Advices from Stockholm r *port that the Siortli Siortli;
; Siortli; ing Ims adjourned as a rebuke againat King
Oscar’s refusal to approve of a separate Norwegian
Consular System.
It is reported that Baton Rothschild has estab established
lished established a home for consumptive-, granting n sum
of five million florins towards tho expenses and
an estate in the Alps.
Telegrams from Fort Monroe report the depar departure
ture departure for New Yoik of the International warships
that will participate in the forthcoming review,
j The caravels have already arrived there.
L>omerara, Vo.—Mr. Barnes, tho late Cosher of
the British Guiana Bank, who was indicted for
forgery, was yesterday sentenced to 7 years’ penal
New York, April 2G. London new? *tAtes that
the opponents of the Home Rule Bill will re-olvo
to neither oppose nor offer any Amendments dar daring
ing daring Iho Committee stage appointed to meet on thes
4th of May. The Standard, in an editorial, expros exprosestlie
estlie exprosestlie opinion that tho Irish Delegates will cndca cndca!
! cndca! vonr to retain their present number and all prero prerogatives
gatives prerogatives av hiiherto at Westminster,
i The London Chartered ISnuk of Australia has
fail 'd for the value of its capital, and the reserve
of the Bank are reported to be equal to £C,7t:d,
half of which is deposited by the British Public.
The rioting of Hull and Belfast continues, anil
is reported to be of a serious nature.
Telegrams from Berlin announces that a Com Comj
j Comj mittee has been appointed by the RMebstag Herr
1 Ablwardt's charges of emb izzieruent Herr
Miguel, the 1 finance Ministry.
I’arU ocwSßMports that M. Freycinet while ad ad:
: ad: dres»ii)g tbe Saimto repelled M. Turpin's
j rbarges that he hud bceti paniotiud, tom to pur purchase
chase purchase his bd' Tiee against ifie reported corruption
j in the Anrty Dr'lWNßtm.
The i eh-i ration of the Columbus foMivite? in
j Nt-W Loth commenced yesterday by the hoisting

[New Series

' . ('ll! a.:.'! o? ifif* thftt \* â– > fif.i.lPif
ir '■vKhine JCkhard. Tfi« fi. wa# tbs-r; roiihv* d
D ■ ’it; bail# i Htate*’ colour* that vil; ‘ v forever
A* \ 1-oiil-iaark 10 every ve« R>vr York,
i •jriy.t’sro warships flvicg *»„** coker-. r» 9 rtif rtif:lr*
:lr* rtif:lr* (. t iMijon stcamoil from Fort Monroe to NV.v J
i<-rk n fAo ftolQEuiM foil •!.•» !l - i S. S. i
* i'i’ '■> ami tl. ,M. ijffalt " and ibv • |
ttnchoi -d to :1:« !(it« r by hv ;h*i comiic«ih’< -
jjjf.ol of ;Lo< rjuviil to-n. iiw,
iMfi-'.'.ti, April kfi. Sa(;-.r in #t»>* > ’«••« tkc 2*2r. 1 !
i! ; , tta£ trifis, Just year IM/Gu tons.
N»-'.v iork, April 27.- -Tclr-groinr: frri.: FJ.-icnc# |
Rnn£nit.C6 «lutt ile-r Majoety Q/oon Victoria l*.i*« j
started or her homeward jourutv.
A 'lf H-pHioh received hero frorn cotT p - |
pendent tit Bfc. I'wlerfbort* repaid iW dnrffig the '
" nr .oy of th« Ciu - for tho Ciimoa, anc! when no«r J
Gkitkvff, »h«:n*»u :oJv-;i acres* thu railway line# pnrj>< o!\ t, Ktos>
*hc uasn, to present ft petition to HU &;tn»*r.
J out to him f-Toat ioc-d abuses. T&«uV
r*> (i f.,;) t 1 ; train tailed, r.t.4 resulted ;n
fciii.t /T do k*-:*« ritun 4 J jh>( a atid 14 '■
7iiol»!o-r, it in Ibough*, lost tin ir live:: its !ffi;iitins{ |
k • pcauftfits to preveui, the stoppage of the'imin. !
'She fsar was* d „t -he diiol rand I
i- now reported to bo ;!> jrora tbo c!T* i’arix news announce# that in ih<> Senate, v«- !
tenbiy, tho Budget w.n fully di.-c.i a-d. Thai
debate on lbs, tux za.ulted in Its! Lei up
ibo Columbus naval review eomtrsene .d this {
Jtcrnirg by the Squadron leaving the i uv, r I.*.v i
to nasnuia their positions in review order in the I
New 1 rl; r;r»r front. TL u varions ab’pH of war j
vcit 1 ft etch a dktsr.eo of 4 miles. j
'Jhirteen ADi‘*iieiin .ships r.f wr.r followed tho'
Admiral ship fhllpietpkh, cr.nyinpr tho !hn* of IN- .
Adajlrnl Uherurdi. twenty-three other wurebips,
b'.h> filin' to r.inejdiff.-rent r,n*?on..litie', were »td
b> H.M.S. B!r! 1-. carrying the tiog of Vbv Admire)
i.ioT rtina, K.(.. B. 11.*:; dotillti i.*» bein'; wifriraaod
t y thonminrls of apectntore, and from opinions
Hl-r k *' w! i! w thought that the American fleet
pr>; ons-d tne most yacht-hke ftiipeara'ice At the
e mie time. H.M B. Illske is conet-'lf red" »o b« the
!•< t Rghting vessel attesting tho review. Tin re
#re four ether veasrls M'< tiding belnnying lo ller
Msce-ty’s navy, and five of the other 'vessel.■« be.
.leapt",' to different nations wero- designed br.i't i
and equipped in England.
'i'be queer looting Columbus caravels completed 1
oifS of tho Di 'st unique ond intoresting reviews
ever witnessed by such an assemblage.
'lbs statue ot J. Eriesou was nnveiled while
,! *f »h ps tnroutt to tlu ir nnchoruge, ond !
famtes ft red in honor of tiiia celebrated naval

/* Large Lot of .Fancy nnl Staj’U
El EBONS, all colors ; LACES, White arid
Block and Coloured SILK. GLOVES
Do Do KID Do.
COLLARS. I I rs, Silk and Linen HAND- I
X®S2 B a T •
boots Ajsrn .shoes.
Gents’ White *.»d Colored Vests,
Tweed Rants,
Tweed end Scrtfc Suite.
Pelt oud Straw Hats.
Aiaerlc i Corn & Rams.
i &c., Afl.
Hanover Street. 2Dh April, 1523.
OXLH a few Copies o! an In-!
troductory Manual lor Sugar i
Growers, by Francis Watts, F.(GS., |
F.I.C. Government Chemist, Anti Antigua,
gua, Antigua, at
I. A.-GIUAUD & Co’s,
Old & Cork Streets.
Roseau, April 27tii, 189?..
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nv>'3 ami »hem two '.votneti roerivfil i
wouiit!*; li-oiii ! ii** Itireling assasiua ol (iov- j
erttor HnnitVi-Sinitli.
i 1 nv!a v returned hut vocontlv from !
vsen-inj; the scone «»t t’ ofilrinl j
j 1 ftm. as it were, rr .• *;o : g n ,| wash*the !
; trnoic (*>!'' uii:Ht:u)ees ifrt* fresh tit tvtv ttiitsd, *
i 1 f' i i!0 tile ou ts;* of the poOldo tllot’C !
; good Snon tioutiinm out tin* jn'raons. who !
I are guilty of ‘having brought about' tbo j
| lato crhnP.
Ic • •
>\v. in t very sonof.y tltoat* nro to Ac ;
■ sot ti i «re roongtiised n't dnngirroti.s ;
i ;!•<•{>. from tho umount of it firm which, wit- i
liugiy or nitwiltiuirly, fhry do hnbittmllv. I
' d thi- c *'«s i.s tin- loon! Inspector of i*o-;
ace nird t..r oilier ojhctai-s whoso connection i
: v.itn tho death of our humble country?»j{*n ■
j I ntn wiiout to publuh. To Mr. |
I JntiKM then f ascribe l!;v first piece *» th« I
! development of recent events and in the j
j (jnsnfify of bittiu* i Uieh should be mefgi! i
| out. Together with Mr. Jarvis he is the |
j q cansans of the presence of the :
j u Mohawk'' in onr waters; and to their I
; ) 0;:} t misrepresentation of the state of
j tilings in the Luplaine District we owe the
if* elinjf of irritation which exists to*dav.
1 ut in very few words the p'parfr of Messrs,
.bitnes and Jarvis was to the effect- that,
going to I splatne for rh»» purpose of evict evicting
ing evicting bund and House Tax Defaulters, thej
were rec’sf.rd and subsequently pursued bv !
a mob of 900 persons, armed will* sticks,
cutlasses and some {>o yuiis loaded with
; that it was the intention of this
j wob to hang those two officials: that j
j timely r.otvc of the approach of this crowd I
! thirsting for the 1 b>od of these ardent !
support* ts ut i,a\r and Order was given j
l*v one Si. Hiiaire, w]io swam or forded !
j tho Tabery River at the risk of his life; !
and that thereupon these two w<»*-t]|ies th-d ■
fur llieir lives to corunmniente in hot haste
to their superiors in Roseau news or* the
revolt which they had discovered in this
corner of the Queen’s dotninijns, the baf baffled
fled baffled crew of mnrdio'ous i*off*ans being .
their prey by the timely flood i
of the Tabery River widen i’rovideuce had. I
\3 Urn above is Mr. James’ version |
of the story communicated to me orally, 1
T *" ... w j
t am to presume that it ts itt substance i
what he believes to be the truth, ami that!
thcs*» fictions of hi.*; own creation appear in j
litis official repot!. N<*vr, Mi*. James is j
| blessed, or cursed as tha case may be, !
i with a taste for histrionics, and in private
life ho is known as a *• iokist*' who relies, '
more on tho power of ovagg"rati**n than !
in the ilavmir of h:s stories for raising aj
biiigh. This failing may be a harmless I
one when restricted within bounds, but !
when imported into solver, every-day bus business
iness business must lead to serious and unpleasant
results. While the Inspector of Police
i was importing this startling narrative, f
j was so much struck by the item of “sixtv
* guns funded with slugs’’—an unusual im im!
! im! plenient f»r the passive Dominican—that
j I asked him how* he knew (1) that the
| crowd puraued him with guns, seeing tliat
! he admitted he had not deemed it prudent
; to remain to make their further acquaint acquainti
i acquainti nnce and ('.?) that the guns were loaded
‘with slugs * His answer was thak- the
! priest (Father Couturier) had told hit* go;
• but. air.-, for “ truthful James,” his autho autho!
! autho! rity doe* not support him. And with the
| exception of tliv tact that resistance was
I made to prevent the Inspector und hi*
j men from evicting nnv defaulter, the list
being & long ouo and including Hourly the
whole parish, there is not one word of
truth in the rest of his storv. IVlmt was
there to ] revent a mob of 900 sanguinary
peasants from ill-treating and hanging
these two officials and their five policemen,
except that the crowd had no wish or
intent ion to do them harm V If Mr. St.
Hilaire could ,cross the Tabery river, why
r: uild not tlwj 900 stronger and hardier
peasant proprietors cross aico ? And
aNgwas tho necessity for history to
rfOTM*. itsaif by uysn d? s>ecfc version of the
sos the Red Sea and theexhibition
jot Pui'li extraonlinary solicitude on
yirt o| Otnidpoience lor Jarvkd|

believed in the evii intentions of the;
i Lnplaine crowd if? proved by the hurt j
! that they retired to Rosalie Police Stu- j
| Lion, distant about three miles, where, j
f ( >r the rest of the day and between i
| drinks, they amused themselves with !
j pistol practice, a preparation doubtless i
: for trio more exciting drama to follow. On j
: Riffier Couturier's authority and after cor- f
! side* ;» f ion of trio facts, F unhesitatingly pro- I
| nonix'e t hat the «010 object of the Laplairu- !
! crowd was in the first plaro to passively 1
! prevent, tfi# eviction of some scores of per- j
! R *m« from their homes, and next to see the
| Inspector, of Police depart from the quarter
| and well on his way to town. A society
j given over to violence aul intending revolt !
i w on' l make short vvotk of ihe solitary ro roj
j roj Mceaieu stationed about the District after the
j umsscre of their friends and relatives by
j ih« police, without the orders of their icr
i f'if-cfra, if we are to believe tins verdict of
j iln.i (’s jury. In short, the proof that
I even the Government disbelieves the theory
; of the population being turbulent is to bo
I seen in the fact that these very policemen
j whose hand* are reeking with the blood of
; innocent Dominicans, ar* distributed over
the island in isolated places where nothing
could be easier than revenge for the lives
they have taken.
Fortunately for them, no on* ir. gulled
by the cowardly he put on the records in
order to shield some higher official For if
tue civil force i* so undisciplined that the
j men can fire without orders, it is high time
todi«mßs the present Inspectors *ncl sub substitute
stitute substitute others. Such ara the facts of the
disturbance at L-aplai'se, which have b*en
distorted in t?*o first instance by Mr. James
| ar "s afterward* by Mr. Le Hun to. Oh th*»»
1 ' wo official# «hou!d b* saddled the lion's
I share of the olamo for the cruel loss of life
i at lnplaine *, for Mr. T.s Hunts s*nt the telc telc!
! telc! gram to tiie Governor which (if anything.;
| improved co nis 9ubc»r'linato*# version of the
j r ’ n g'mai story. In addition, however, to tho
isfiistanco given to ths 1 inspector'# Mun
cliansaniAHM, the Commissioner i» credited
with being the tuouthpieco of th* diabolical
order to firo into the crowd in which both
the me?) of the 2foh rude and the police
J i* , uu» , i —a fact proved to tho hilt by the evi-
I : by the extraction of a Martini-Henry bul!e%
: froniftne of the wounded women, th# po poj
j poj lice having Snider cartridges only. If th#
I l*»st hie head, he ij unfit for
| the post of tiio Governor’s second ; if he gave
j the oruer to fire of h;s own notion, he ought
i to be pot on his tria: and be made answera- i
| bse for tire live* that have beea taken. Hu*. ;
| above both tha Inspector of Folio# ami the j
’ CommiesioiiC-r stands the Governor. He is j
j reputed to boa clever man ; but in this j
, rs'itter h# acto.i like an imbecile. He poses !
j ft? » reiigioue man. but the very Devi! of
( his religion would havo been more humane,
j The morality he iesupposed to follow incnl-,
i cates truthfulness ; but his official statement
is a tissue of falsehoods. Having to collect
taxes to tbo amount of Fourteen Shillings
•nd *Six pence, he manages instead of mon-!
cy to levy a tell of four head*. He accepts j
| the confession of Fierre C'olafc that h# is !
j timtble to pr.y h«s tax ; hut proceed# to)
j turn Pierre Cent's wife and family out of i
i doora because tha poor maa refuses to sign a ;
j bond which ho does r.nt understand. He is I
brought to this island in a warship on tho ]
p!«a that an active revolution is in proce** !
of incubation ; but he D met by an unarmed '
i Pacific crowd, summoned to assemble at !
! hi# own request by the priest of th* parish.
| Un armed police and marines fired o» his
j subjects without the orders of their officers,
j yet policeman or marine i* tried or
; Court Marebailed, even for the formal eluci eluci|
| eluci| 'Cifion of ihu facts alleged. There Uno b!«n b!«n-uer,
uer, b!«n-uer, administrative or !**gal, into which he i
j has not tauan ; there is no sin agair.9t hu- !
' martity and morality he ha* not perpetrated. I
These are the men who aro guilty of the i
rour ter? at Laplame, arid against whom an
inquiry has been solicited.
But besides these thoro is a das? of equal equally
ly equally guilty natives for whom no adequate
j punishment has been discovered, and who
’ t*- 1 found occupying an incongruous
seat in the Government boat. I -allude to
* llo St. Uiiaires, t!ie Moraon Dupqfuys and
other such official poodles, trained to fetch
and carry for a consideration, Only tho Lo
Hunte s of official life are able to attract and
t* am these dark akinnod parasites who con- i
the reptile clement iii*.local societittei
their quttk wit,' dWovH

| spies ; hut the h-vincduos* _. t fwj., i:
jeans Mesu-s James and da-vis ua(.,;, h
j stun ling, hob;* out. m. hope ~f thereof
j this particular form y social ' *'
| I,am,JSir. If
Vi nr obediei * Sorvantt £ ??
Wm f),\ VU’: ;> *
j, April ad:h. 1 fOZ. Il
I’l'pif: of, the /tost ttune of ‘ 7ilij
(hiardkm” ho ve 6e*?n il m
dviCrimi nnteif/ throughout, the. a v-qB
htn.d, without regard to sex, erred A
cto.v<- or colour, as we do no 1 v.v~ J
derMnnd that there con he Sy/ dikJL
sere nee or opinion a* to the f n .,j Jr
of the proprietor. s or th" rircnmM&tigM
which have cat led the paper into (V*.*:-
fence. We "xpeci the support of a#,|j
and he’d that the 'unintentional omis-1
don of any name /ran our list m!(L
oe pointed out to v* jar correction. '.
Th* support of subscribers in the
other islands and .inroad will be nho â– 
hiyhly appreciated.
Aw T-;i>u»vixr Domiwa.-v:—We very niuah '
onr having to hoM ov«r, for want of bjmw. J
your hii»r<=*•■*fmg tct*»>r denonneiug ifea action of |
tho Editor of tho wish reapert to thu i
Ijiiplaiao acwmlab. & few .lays’ pickling
not make it tho leas rehshaldu ty tlist iodivi-
FIAT JUStTtTa. ~ i
s>ttjrday. afuil se. i99A
With the stoppage sf tbo p : e .
ce\vspn|ier Y&st month it" i\t?s Deer
felt that another organ of publicity
is in the island, 'i’lie*^
Dominican, which once had some re reputation
putation reputation for public spirit and out outspoken
spoken outspoken patriotism, has, under tho
present management, forgotten ali its
; ancient and honourable traditions,
j Mr. Righton. the Editor of thub
| paper, seems to consider that tho
i temporary and half contemptuous
patronage of the Government, at the
expense of the taxpayers of Domini Dominica,
ca, Dominica, imposes a sort of obligation upon
him to justify every attack upon the
rights, the privileges raid the persons
! of those who provide the monev on
j which lie flourishes. The recent ut ut*
* ut* teranees of hie sheet would seem to
j sanction tke doctrine that the people ,
|of Dominica have no rights which
j the Government is bound to respect,
! and even the shooting down of four
j of his countrymen by armed police*
ion the i:\Lh instant has failed b>
evoke a cry of indignant feeling
against the hapless fate »~f those
innocent victims of official tvrannv.
I lie Dominica Guardian steps
into the breach. Tho Proprietors
iof the Guardian have no wish to
j conceal the fact, that tfieir paper is
; a party organ. The Guardian be belongs
longs belongs to the party of the country
as opposed to the party of personal
ambition and of sycophantic com compromises
promises compromises with the natural enemies
of the people. And the Guardian
has ample work cut out for if. > To .
force into the fullest glare of publi publicity
city publicity every’ detail connected with tho
| recent Laplmne atrocities and to
ih|,’!n<» to merited punishment tho
j authors of, and everyone responsible ,
for, that crime arc among its

and most pressing tasks. Butt
Mr.?- as the LnpLthte atrocities are j
ut ;j have a sequel. so also itve a producing; cause, 'i(Jov- j
vt':a n .good enough to inform j
h people o! that part of the •••utiutry \
hat. he luul come to redress their ;
,jrraev:iii''cs. But these grievances j
gj&ai ti. ‘ grievances a ] so of the whole !
itMji Dominion, and .they have their!
eljhgm in. and are the inevitable I
' Mats of, the system of Government, i
upon the people of sh-mi- j
:1; l 0 support of an :
j-isled fotpe from Her Majesty’s £hip":
*Jm\oro., afld now requiring, after the ;
MJpse of thirty years, to he kept in j
Bxiatenoe with the support of another ,
- ,-med force from Her Majesty"s tfhip .
K mohcurt.
•*j I« presence of the new and j
sit no,*ion into which tlvej
4 * ;omitrp has now been brought bv !
c .be b.tbarous violence of the sup sup-0
-0 sup-0 . dosed upholders of law and order,
t beornes the patriotic duty of
5 pfoiniicans of ail conditions and
dassesro close up their ranks for the I
*t paeitlcaud constitutional, but reso- j
ate, (Hence of their honour and i
ito ffljjnataig luwriics. Ihe (sn-wnuv t
:â–  will oi waste valuable time in an\ !
i i* . .. j ' J
iterllctimitation for impossible <*oin~ 1
f f the constitution*) deadlock j
L* n thisisland. It starts with clear \
• rind defiite aims to be unflinchingly j
>ursue-: it works for practical oh- 1
:: tct& whin measurable reach of men >
’|U3 t themselves and the canto i
bey (fend, and who, sinking all !
oinor ifferencoe before the present !
if.nge?.have, at cofauleraole. sam- I
:i * ’ Ice oflheir time, their case, their ’
V faeaee f mind and their personal j
uteres, come together, at a mo- j
2* nentou crisis m the affairs of the i
t- rou!U7?|ty to fight for right and
sc us.thj. In this arduous but bon- I
t 3 â– jraili struggle they took for their j
s. H:y Award in the support, the |
tu ipprobion and the confidence of;
■« heir an try men.-J;
0. Jignblish on our fourth prge the i
10 |r.) which has been Forwarded in- j
tg *jrldf! , /e8 of Doniiitica to the Secretn- 1
n yfrf ate for the Colonies in connection -
ith c'l«*o Lnplnin* atrocities, in order
>pU the public in possesion of the j
i* ftG of the rase, ntul to refute the ;
Off.! Statements” concocted for the
h \4esr.h Company end the Dominican j
t, dih yeefc thereto. The Me mod a I can- i
ir pt f. 40 recommend itivlf in an espec.'u.; *
*0 lanrccefting forth ns ',f does in a dear I
r , ad ease wav, the circumstance? i-suing
>, anttendant dp, the sangtiinerr
‘t 4 committed on the 13ih'instant '
lie by the Coventor of ih? CoTninander of a British ship *.f
’, and other officials,
ge subjects of Her Majealy the ,
ist significant fact-in connection !
hooting down of the men on the j
ea of self defence in the absence j
rs from their superior officer*,” is !
ens or other dangerous weaootis !
by the peopie, nor were there I
s of violence on either the Guv-!
cm life is said td be 80 charmed) I
a arty ho show nn attitude of ims- I
oo part, of the people such as 1
, the outrageous proceediagj j
•y the Governor and party.
Is of the case are puL
fcet forth in the Memorial referred
| And weore constrain.cj to arrive

HIE I'UMiNB.A t ;i'Aßfii AN. saTTUDA V. W’Bii. 2d. ISd.k

| at the concludon that the Governor, ill- 1
j advised or otherwise, proceeded to bnp- |
1 biine in the “ Mohawk” with a mischievous j
[intent, notwithstanding hi* protesta*i<)US j
! t<» the conlrarv. Wo arc in h position to!
; dowv the 6‘uiteHieuts contuitied Hi tue |
1 JJoiHlnic/tn, coiaing as thov do ,
I front official sources, as well as th<» cable- !
i gtati'i pi-'pared for Mr. lUwle and pub. j
| lialied to the outer world. It is evident \
i that the Governor, in his unxb-ty to siticul j
| : imeolf and his assoeixtep in the killing j
jof these unfortunate men, would make
j much out of the pelting of a few stones
; (which is maliciously termed “ extreme I
*■ provocation’*) as *n excuse fn** the fatal j
| outcome of that day's work ; but there is [
j »o getting out of the fact tl at on the i
• head of feme one lie* the burden of this ,
; most atrocious crime. For instance, (hero !
; is no mention of Mr. Jarvis, the Govern- !
1 ment Officer of the District, having taken !
I any part in the shooting. Whether ti>is j
jis intended to shield him or not we can- I
j riot say, but we have it from trust-warthy j
; persons that he tank a very active part ;
in the firing. And but for this eirewm- :
stance ids sudden disappearance from our ;
midst is mysterious. There arc others |
who have taken part in this sanguinurv !
j nffkir, and who must later on be brought !
• to book—»nd chief among these is Mr. }
< OTTimiesioncr Lc Kur»“, the Maoist rate j
: and Coroner »t the District, on whose in- !
i formation and guidance, we understnnd, i
lha Governor vorv unwisely acted.
I -- --- â–  "j
| VVk purpose pnWUhing in a suhseqaent !
: iwae a critici#»n of ih« Gnrerno;'* official 1
j stfttcfnent’' and Mr. Stevenson's “ report" of
i the occurrence* at Laplsins, which h**re Uc.h >
! appeared in rt>#» fiomwiran, and to eonipmo j
! the mcon«i*tenftv« amt iiiftccuiacca of those j
l two niftrvclliois pssduct ions.
Ft : i> rnntnnred that the .Vo/cvirA is *<».>:'< *«, f
be replaced in port liv ike Cana-ht, which :* to '
i come here with troop*, fto lone a* ve «r*
j n*t cftiied apon to pay for all this folly, we j
! have no object inn t* the Governor's conti cm cm’
’ cm’ it g the bfritniers ii« !i»s iic/t in,. lint ir. is a pity ;
j that His Kxto'lency canaot >,cf iod nut whore
to Peak and hew tc follow advice, ft ft!
! ft! cert tiiftt ‘if ami Mr. Lt-tfunte are living !
examples of the Irt*tl; of the saving that “ con- i
1 science doth make cowards of ns .** th<*re !
: i? no ocomdoa for tlie M-thatrk, the C\mu-.Ut, i
i or troopn. j
i V, :tat lias i •entne of Mr. Jarvis. Safe (Jov. •
| cmnicut Officer of bnplftine t He got <>â– 
5 beard the Hoi n! Mail Ste/uner iaar week arxl ;
; said he was going to Harhadup. riiK'c whwn
1 nothing further ha* been iipard of him. fan ;
it be that the wiitne Govern.m who quiet’v pent
[ aivfty back to their by the Tyne last
j Friday tlic policemen who committed ti.** I.aoi
i I.aoi iaine murders, its«• alga got Iris friend Mr.
’ Jarvi« out of the wny ? Too Irip'aine ]>»oplc
I are positive that Mr. Jaivis wired t rifle .
; belonging to one of Die mew who wen sent to
j secure Gregoire. and that with it />„, rise fired
jon the people. For Mr. J unis’ >»!»* this »«-
1 cuantion should he sifted and, if ilis ilisj
j ilisj proved.
| . j
| It i* mid that the twe worm rt now lying in
1 the Infirmary. snfFcrir.g from tnmnH* recet.ed
at Laplaino where shot bv bullets di*chnige.l
by ‘ft: sttfp'a pcojdc. If *o what bernm«»o r
j the theory that the bis cin k< *s f,r« d

â–  only ! One of the women was at work in '* * r
1 provision garden, a* img urn? from t!i« sa< n.
• of Hit* omrage, ntul was evidently hit bv a
stray bullet which rues' have travel!* : vet v
far. Th* l;i:id of bn dot used and. tin quest in:
who fired these which ■•anacd the death of the
four men, as well ns which wuuinlcd the
two vvonu-ti have, ms we feared, no* v* i be, i. j
; prnpoi ly n.ftou or satisfactoiilj st-ccrt a ini d.
Bxcr.pT At Lnpl.air.e, can snvono mtiiinn ,
! an iralsnce of bail cartridge being sn-.plied to
! policemen previous to their being sent eji-
I cute civil process ; and ha* Captain May lev i
: orei i>efore been callii! upon by tiu» civil an- i
j thorities to rend his men to B’ 1 already firmed with loaded r>l!e« and boron borone
e borone i* iiavo hitherto been under i
the impression that a police <.f n*tol.le '
! is * opposed to carry no weap.m i.ther t'IHD hi hi»rnfT
»rnfT hi»rnfT itnd that psw'dcr and shut are rc-erved 1
fer use only by the. tiavft! or mhnniy a tiioti- â– 
tier when tiiSsj become ncjg-.-raiv to ei ?♦*;< ,
ohcdicace to the staff'.
, Mr G.vurawat’? promotion tn flic mokk^
cy of j dstrict Q. i.- only r. fe.dr of

a meritovi ox run! dcsurvingb-iViCv .bnt th. dm â– 
: tie* to the !'<*ft rtiic- are no!
tcspuVisildc. and Mr. Giuruv.av has >*•> ub -. 1
performed tlietn for so Sony, tus ■ v«• :
not bu easily rilh.l Mr. C- A. c . 'Vm-n-t er
better still, Mr. G. I> . Feigimivt bi s hr.-thc-, I
should be given the place. Fach K*•>.«> .• G
work fhorotigbly, JV ni eerr nv uuiut Mr. ;
Garruwan Mr. Slurpe, the pro- •• nt Vh-ik ■
has very recently bts u appointed i- ,•.?«'r •
i now looming bis duties l'::d >• thc-o cir ciri
i ciri omnstances, we aru dccidcii :y ct oeoui n tßut :
j the Governor has made a si ri .ns blumi.»r in ;
j jnitiing j»r. i ", Fudelie w iih ail l.\ i.iiitv, .
i even tempom: ,in dmigi- et ;•••.*. t : •
J 1 •
Sooxiiu or later it uiiit jio e. > . .. who- ’
I thnr the iciegtapil vVnqu.i.y ewe-’ : : •nee ;
j to the fj*i»r eminent er to tue tax pa mis who
J find the money to psv the auK-c-G it g'
j Three “ -’Spued" talegte. 10.4 w, it sent fm-id .
• Monti wicn by Mr. llan'le git in* ;•> He -M-iid :
; th* Govrriiiiu-nt version es rbe t distts* 1
[ ter, which wc used h»idl\ >av were fiilsv and 1
i incorrect, and that to Mi. I{;»wie\» *. 'iv. .
;It when a li-csl incident. pviticni or i ;
! wise, becomes of men interest ».-< to w.-i-riuii irs j
annomitfeuicnt by tcU-gram to the .at ;be ;
! world as an iti'tn ot gci.erul iu-t»i?, "bt ; ik j Jt !
charge is to infuse nil nc(<•tints be; i] y !
j prepared to suit the tjeviiruue r. «;;•] j
I which St* knows ar* gitrl-G-t, i‘.en 1
; the boom, r the peuide sU'ii the snbsid?
jto the company th*‘ I’l-rc, l‘h* nt?i. !
j tiioti of Mr. Hnv. a* in Si;;s, as iw iiu uiuHci s ni :
j liny wav connected w-irh tie* Government, .*
j as ii-tle reditjible to hitnri-U ,i« •-, :* ui ot fair •
| p ay, as ;* .* !«> tho Tedagraph Com, whiyh i
i is supf’sed t« disseioiiiam iuwvb au.i not otS otSj
j otSj Ceil t«i«( hoe-dit.
ih'Ofl Mk. RtttHToN’ evidently rss
; know tiiar the Governor has imported r. p
• and t\ pi and an English Editor :<* »•« mlnct !
jan otflci il organ for tin l support <-f ! ; s —gs . j
1 and that this editor will get ai! »;■>»> I men* printing hi>:l odd jul»«* in exchange i/<\
'■ which Mr, Higiitmi t» ever ready k *», 1! j fw *
\ relf and },** cnoKirynien. I lie* e.f iiyfH
j on! for hiiuHcdf‘lie. r*ct“ of tkc Baplaiujirli;.*- '
! racrc, Htul writing on the t nb'et-i imi j/fa it in' I r •
j iike first gets Cook. truyG’.mo a- j
j ment bailiff, to write n edied hgf.ling arti- j
i cle approving of the minder of tire i,- n.
i ami then he sends a letter to the I’nvut* Se- i
j erctfiry i-egging tho Goi eroer die *• ft
! t-ia*i rttatoiimrit" which apjH-sni io !!:* A:as--#?'-
1 run of fho-2t«.'h A[>•*:!. v»r:r en in VV. F, ’
Uuynt’S Smith fiiiiiseih It in ? j W»«t whi’e the Governor thvuk* iwm - ii eg
| that the lons of life whs dm* to anything ei e
, but miefake. mui a misoot.i eptieij of ‘ order*’*
I to f:re. (.fMtk justifies the shoo-mg becjirise he i
| re,’ 14 Mi# pcopl* ilfcd no right in Ineuk the Jaw. .
: I! ib *ili wero t<» b».» penalty f*.r ev*.-,
• bumch of tho law, f’c.og would gouu trg-i-
I ii.c nr no more, ano it J a pity that .1* < An- i
; i:g"i» tailor do** tint return whence bo cau:c.
i V\ ITIS a fiourirh of tsumpel* the tinvmn- ’
j ment O'gtm announces the Appointive- t of
; Mr. Roper n* Magistrate u*f Dietrict F„ nnd
j Mr. Grtrrawav .to df»trict G. If rtetr- a«- J
i nmincomcnt* are correct tlu* Gt*verror wili
• have* done under the influence of th* incidents
i *t f splrdne »‘i«t which, if b<* had only dttio
before, from a #ense of j mitre, would Imvo
| Warded oil’ *!! tho trouble he hf>» bfought
Oft bi r *«l*if. A* to tho :* aPpoillttl i IK
if Ms-ter Mnta-ii Du* guv «* ' jovemineit
t tfri s-r of f,:«j>Umi*. no gienter !.;omJ«.*r cmd-i
! ii*» ma te, ini! w,< ha:c! think that if even
the Governor is so »ed o- P> oiler it,
tin* young men wili veotuic to neopt’he
post, (••nsiderieg* h* annis-’fui at lt-u ! ei.-
, !.i.t:c nutMucrc. Master Ibipigr is ju»t ifir*
i *ort of G* ittg that we expect to see •* reward - !
cii" by a iio dime, and we must ttdmu tlmt h* Imi dono 1
enough fetching and carrGrg f.-r Mr fu* •
Htintv* to ent.tfo him to riwurd- iut of a
ditterc.if kbul. There i* wanted m fin* l:-«
tru-t a 'man xlio can canusand ri'xper-t mmS
keep crier rather l?.»n a boy vhutr. tl.w people
iomiarlr an ! ormteorprunot y n-n*. to os
* /if .Vers«’» Mr. Gie».n or M> liebtnaot:
vc.c.J ijp » jrood MMcctiu*.
Ir !a- been ri mnr!:* d elm 4 tie* first ;■»
Mr f.«; HiitUe ever held a n .uc*est in h.s ‘
,11 ir * -» ag o;i ibe four Lnplain* men, Hitiurt.
: hi* i-ss fth.i*vs shirked tlic ilntH * of core *u*r,
1 ftlruoug’u qn>t* willing tn p.ay the Macistrstr’
i But »* l.ftjilaiuc ho glionid faTelmet) r.ii'iiisn *
ft 'rifted ft »io i»order of the m*p, rntiio•
anpearii g r-» pr>.**:.!« n* jtidgn over G.*r»- And ri. •> a.i to ih,it- verdict • the ;d< f
| rccutdi* st "!!' h ftn idiotic fSudiug hs tlmt *!.»•
'fei: wer* si u by bnlief,’ fired fr.un F. !*•-
i Vt'.b ", ftH-ier oiftr-.-M!*} pr»Voc.ttii»D ami wtti >;:*
! r.r.b-1-*' What )a Vo the poor I diets got t ~!,»
With tlmt * i t*,' sod,: lU’cEtii.,: H ,(•/. ■ f r.l
the ri*!•-«* w i.'Cj, bsciiatgt-d ihum -» t• r*
winch hn*i itof. boon fined by the vi-rdmt.
: Ihe quest■<>»> of provoc if’iiTi is f«r ij'ilre r.u
1 her Ir:*- • r Catm*.t justify th, taking >.? '
j life ; W ; wfe a* |v st the fir gUM place :
of wilium(’or So#r* W.v 1 ;ui
rtb omctrtt, aiii,o.igh thS «uTf \ of«;;■ • t; v
took ctf tics paint *.va* rvi n br tint vet- men

f.. , .
j A* £'•’ tile ordi iio!itdiny the (.■ ">> T
J hilnx.df.
j j,
1 *> ■’ (’ I G'my ferul Sc.t .r.i.,v rights follow follow•
• follow• in/ i.c i.:&:■*! one diMV,'. r icvcjal -’tree! !;i
•|d >"'-vn ot v, ei<* hrukcji, utui .u.
i it* ' 'I- 'u v.a-s rib ' ici! to with dihlavour hr
! ?-•’:• uplir ti mi hjs scrtiiou oft the -u -u---•
--• -u---• -Jay -'Hu-r. Mtiu: ■'!:( a tin*v inis been no mnro
,:1 H»U sum-t.ia but nmt y persons -‘ntcttaiu
\ uc sti.-j ~'i;: t.hni He qiiist ib iiH-atiPiir
r -f tin* j.-fi-pU* iiiiil.*,- ;* Veo'i skt.iw* of their w run;'*
i has r Mirsi iiited t/oso ot their enemies who .i.e tn b ive seen a tiistmbuti e, *>n 1
- tii a; t»i *- lump.’ b.,-.c bee!, broken b\ i>nb«s! b s
jol th* i dler side in older to put ti n on
j ' people. Fmb ill 1 : *< 1 itiMij . ■•. ;
1 the i.ijght.’ It.-.: Jt rook. Ms'. Mix-htonVNub.
| editor, writing to ii.e e.b ( ,Vd« i.fg’ ih .\p. f t
, Siig-.estS IslfU:. (: c .-'lijm Wei :
• ' s'utun cloister p'.ujuiso. wide!* 'sj ■* - wfwt:
; we expected rbe Gm cm sin-lit i-.polog i iu tiii,
j illtbcugi. he u* quite uetiidc ft* prci ' i •■;
f part it nb’.t “ juirpu >. for n<»ac him t*ceu
carries' < iit. 'to * .-ikcsi ;• nppcßr that
. the lamps w. re br*>kv*; *‘ »; trvitlistamiiug"
• thi.* HG! . vitsi’aliiwmis, wide!: is tut.,,- fir,
j »s w<* in’.,* siateii. no lumps lm\c b. t n
i broken e th*- .Saturday night, prcvi»i-« to
, (lie aei'H ,iu ion,
! lit & Po;x • • kv.! this week another
. vers.-.m td t!u- oct- i .euevs cP !.tub*'tie. i>r,».
i lessc-lly v tiiteti In » g> 4 nf J*-n*Hti v* ?*;. ,* fm
i b«S tukon 'be «bic-.i! ;.y'. *•• by e*e*w;t.
! ta-.-a:-*, ft!;J who l.s yie- •:!■* to sccan-.lij JI- »
i 4 ’ e. Te -s! stH'ain* -it" < f Inst wet k with tm*
hsrd Hrris set i •: 1, in tue i.iectr.s.*’ itTisi to
; ths- Sem-iary of I*. Ttiis gent I.MIVI*] } i i
• ROf.e mile! than t‘o* In ft- < y iuip.u'ed Govi.wi;-
• u.-euf s*J.I !>, one Stl'V; :! •:;; ! y *»*»£»»*». t* },. ,
j cu::iul*u*ii«i fi ri*o /W/cfivta :r n f.rr -umpfii
id wfiftt :< lit >■;• crrpc'-ti-.j ol We clni.n
aU-» 111 !" IV a e-a. *J f.;et* ftf ftyo.y itaefscft
; a*!J io knew gt-tly more tbr.n Mr. hteven-i u
: dues hl,* mt ic.plaiu.i atid ire peoplv. Kti Kti;
; Kti; ;b"etly (>•• ! .>s see*) tlio siipi oMid cuciii ;encs
wiun !e -,*!i,tc» tim eye* of Mr, M-srson
1 Duniyny, nod Mr Stcvcnsou’s iiiiti-d life:v
i “if- ri shov,* tii.i'. v- !i-.r hi a not .leva;,; ~f
iiungin* an, he wiil fnrn .*h plenty m ,
*or ** i:j*pi>M 4 io’; ’ r; i;t, Tho most. Inughabb Inughabbj
j Inughabbj portion of hi* rain .* the statement tlmt.
! Grfg.crt) we* fvr.dcr r bmn,,', <*,’;
It kic/e, w'.•* h:* li'-Teri , uy ’« tit* st. wn
• tin- corner* of tho smui"* t■ on fit ‘ We bdiiv'l
; next .Mr. --t.-vcusrm to tell m hat
j Gieg**• iis (.-as taken o. board, the ftf-hi of
Aeuii-tf n u vel\ct-cy. .S:ii**ie f u-chau'. and
il*T : ‘ t 1 ,f win . •
w dii beast, in I.• a ****** him, ..,i . *,s ; .»
• mi but tiiidi lc :• ■ ioiti du-atii 1 T’fv,
“ tcvoiSft'T* v - V do ‘.err Wtll for Mr. bigaton
1 to j-m-t and sell to tho tlovf-ruor r... I tho
.i/.-'A'i,'* y (lit three f•< t . pc; ,■>, *j tJ
s oiil.-i to jjivt -Fiicir ♦*-»«*• ds a great ,«b i yf Maj
:br vfiV ami A * t »1;,,r- uyed ..v ;j-,„
finttb* '•< Lopfotue, bat no ys.e un the. n> q j»
, ' is'etl •hrre bv.
i , -n... -
IT, n ilijg life ‘b( 'neild -f> t < do*** ;> rug
Mi" HftWlw sent -ciml ,ii till- G’*Vt-rt*-
: no nt us gcretiv! ,-»v », >,:.•! n .-> *- *,rhp;-, »b w
. pr.ij.i r Jiinc tonics f :» nib *.,- „b;«* to sh v *.v>,.>
furr. s!i«4 tb*io u i.itn. ei.d wl.» 1 . d
b«i!ei:r s rvtiK-!, In* must have 'mown w-ec**
! untrue, and e*}-daily that relating to :h»
ittjuriet, which i» witblfy f„ ... >ii,t #r,«
s ugi*- pi*!;,- cm;- - r svw-Tor » K v t-'btrJ.fifbi v
j*’ v-r : .*u*!\ "ot (diiPtwii* i, tv It v. dt, r J
; deny that some of dam inev have beer. to*.
' tbe crowd ii*h.; no ini o hui! fj j** * . ( ,jI/
s’.'Uifft lhe i’u'ice liui wot y.i to 44 tt:;«.|itfti*i
: old* r," but w»!i bn!! m K » prepared b>*|.
i -ay ul-j net fi*e It add ib-fi*- .e. -a'*!, v. • it’ll)V
pilot i f 1 1.« foi’i !,.*.« Co s! cru -tv Ijlai
-‘ftjfly. . b (> “ r' won aneftteo.
i Gregorio «ft» fti-rzed, b aten Rial tied lu-tb,, s
Bttiiic was th roc ti. An -*• Jid '.vjt* ty at fi-m j t
'to interpoM’ ju*t as F wrs (v»,.;HV wiiul, ,*
• whs Ip-iitg «li*i»i».-.utcd, when t*• is p
on and dragged out ot tiid bo is« t»y lliicu
• poiicemen :
! !>• :n : r.j<***,, litL \ riot ocenrTed .n 1.. i*;u on
b tri'it b*r • c-ti i > ii vtcmpiii.g a
im.itHA’.n r.-rltr «»-m • *;!*.-,t »iip t;t.>m« m,g , 11.
u» 1 •‘s', ’has filed *■••.: '- a.n tiie rivl< ;~,
i ■ '■r i.t wi) were iulG !, j w «
j arrtrnc'i
f) n,l7tb T irther p ( c.' *.» i.i'tui • r..*• r.a I i iioe lutvo tma*• r- rirify*-!,
it nppfwrs that tJ.O V1,,1 iff «. .it tn < "a-ot d< f :;Jt» rj
•'*’ *” » • •,' ,'*:*., hr.*, l.iCyt, botlifht ill by th- Ol -.-.
• •.-!.-‘ b-.f W.t.* rest.its-i, he'ibl:-.!liei! Hpeo-al p:*.
is** i i ’*. *• v-1 could not ; HO ej-r-f; n.
t A ; ir-Af.. **.r had niiiß pn! e-mre >nriv*f
i-■ \ tsg’iH *ti oeveath nn 1 the ' Moh tv k"
1 ern.•«*.» T t!;** eie-onfh !-*i?i;,c Jt:« Ftceilimey
' **.r V. ! , a.:, li yrur, f-u.ill; oti y .i! J )iu -* lr
v -Kiel left for i etdjine < n thirmimlt when Hit
■ .* •• .;<=*icj’_ bad h iv t »ijc t p i-jp. e-'»!t f
â– *;c rr ' v- i cii them. I suer ni the extra ;
Hid 2’> i'!ae-i a-.-kt.lH wre landed, r!-e
it-..; nor ■-•••re or-br* din ev.-iy <-*.» v.lmi the U.idS A
i.a 1 «-e*i tio-ibiA 4 is do, •:,'*> ir.furiHtei! m* >i
tio'ii the ama -i»»- wi|h a* *f.. s an 1 eiiffitAsed
I end nay oilier t'.i*2 iW Uievfttf d# Gv th«ir
! ban I- ’vjjoii in ’n/ *:..> pV.iiee n upeu Jy reporfe.-i
’ 1 dr* -*< l**fe i: o * vith tie it it ait .; t .t
j , ••* Ofd iy i tel >‘.*ai. t.
: f* >n- i :•••*» l v ’b.- F’lrirj* lie | : .*e riot t'r.ntr'n
' ' ti v. mlfoir |>^
â– ' I i ad. Ml tbrte itlao jjtLm
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The following is the Memorial of
tlie Lice live Members of the Legis Legislative
lative Legislative Assembly, to the Marquis of
Hipon, Secret ary of State for the
Colonies, with respect to the lute
occurrences at Lnplaine ;
' To The Most noxouiovnu;
• Ac., &l\,
Her Mojrs y's I’rincipal Secretary of State
for the Colonics.
Dominica, 17 th April, 1803.
Mv Lt i .-larque-q— It Is 'vyh prctoMTi;! 1
regret that we, th* Llvclcd M -mber* of
the h n c ’ l . t !itt , r .\'ternhly of ibis Presi Presidency,
dency, Presidency, to where repeated warnings and
protests no heed has hitherto been paid
bv the Government, have non to nunnuiic*'
to y nir Lordship tb<* L.t that Governor
Sir W. F. iluynes Sinith's method of ml- j
minis!ration Imv? culminated in the death
•if four men and the wounding of two ;
women, shot down by the po'rice, supported j
by sailors from ILr Majesty’s Ship!
“ Mohawk,’’ in the presence of Captain
Buy ley, the G.mrnor, Mr. Commissioner ;
LeHunte and Mr. Inspector of Police!
Thompson, nt Lnplaine, on the windward ;
coast of this Island, on the afternoon of
Thursday. the 13th instnnt, intimation of 1
which deplorable event has already been !
commoi i ated to your Lordship by tele telegram
gram telegram this da\ from us.
2. Our loyalty and our ideas of law and
order have received a severe shock, and a ,
sense of the cold neglect with which
former representations of our grievances
have been met leads ns to fear that for forlorn
lorn forlorn may be the hope which e\ ejj Aitj'fV we
Entertain that the death oLbtfese innoceut
nad harmless length lead to 1
nn invested tho misgovern men l |
under w \ve live. If so, wo shall »»;o- i
An My address Your Lordship for tho las*
time. The motives and influences which,
induced the (iovernor to take tho steps
which led to the disaster wo report are
unknown to us. Sir W. F. Iluyiies-Stnuli !
keeps his own counsel, consults no one of j
any ljcal knowledge or experience in
place, ignores the Legislative) Assembly ’
and persistently turns a deaf ear to aL j
advice or suggestions ottered to him by I
us. Tho very Krocutive Council which is l
supposed to assi-t and advice him exists 1
but in name, and is only at rare intervals I
xuuumnled to meet, and them oulv on •
1 •> % j
some technical or formal matter. Tho
(iovernor has been asked over and over
again to till the vacancies in the Dominica
Executive Council created by the deaths
of Messrs. Potter, Macintyre and Bellot,
som** years ago, and to be guided by tho
local knowledge of that body. Roaolti Roaoltitiotis
tiotis Roaoltitiotis have been adopted by the Legisla- '
tore requesting him to make a magisterial
appointment in District i\ which would
put a stop to the scandal caused by Mr.
('ouimissionor LeHunte'* unsatisfactory
i performance of con Hie ting executive and ,
judicial functions. And His Escelimcy
knows that public opinion has openly
declared itself ugainst his recent appoint appointment
ment appointment of-‘a Mr. Jarvis, a new ams inexpe inexperienced
rienced inexperienced man, ignorant of the language of
the people, as Government Officer of the
Lnplaine District. The hardships and
iniquities in the burdens of the land anil
house tax have also been constantlv, but
in vain, brought to his notice. It is
merely necessary here to mention these j
,‘eir causes of discontent as immediately
leading to the unfortunate events of
Tlturdbty last, of which the four Lnplaine
im n wto. 1 the victims.
3. (brViiA; r, the 7th instnnt, the con- •
tract sti iLJyne" arrived from Anti*


| gn« with Mr. Thompson and nine police police|
| police| men fully accoutred, and we of the place
j henrd tor tho first time from Antigua that j
there had been a riot in DomihLa, which !
it, was said tli'-se men hud come toypjell.
Up to this time, such a disturbance, if any
! existed at all, must have been known only,
jto Mr. Commissioner LeHunte. From
what source lie derived his information
(except it was from Mr. Jar. is, or Mr.
James, Inspector of Police) we are ignor ignorant,
ant, ignorant, but we venture to nllirm that it was
not entirely reliable, and we submit that
Mr. LeHunte was ill-advised in acting up upon
on upon it on his own responsibility ~«h! ' making
it (as he must have done) tho subject el
a tele.graphic dispatch to Antigua, without
taking into his confidence some one able
to advise him. Ami here if, mav be ne necessary
cessary necessary to.;,,.pure any, trath there
' was in the report of such a disturbance.
4. By the Act ( »f Dominica) X«>. 10 of
I 181*2, hurriedly passed at one Miting, as
usual by tho Government, without sufficient
thought or consideration, power was given
to the l’rovost Marshal o.* any bailiff or
j other person authoriz'd by him to ta!|jL
| possession of properties sold under tlie
I authority of the “ Collection of I axes Act
; LSBS” for default in the payment of taxes.
, This provision was intended to assist a i
pmclia*er of properly so sold to get pus- j
session of it without being obliged to have j
recourse to the Supreme Court in nn ae ae|
| ae| tion of ejectment to effect his object. But
ninetv-idne percent of the properties sold
' are bought in bv the Government, and it
i was recently attempted to give the Gov Government,
ernment, Government, the benefit of this provision by
directions to tho Provost Mat shill to semi :
his bailiff with an “authority” and a list
of defaulters to the Government Ofli-er of;
; the District (who was to furnish a hammer
and nail.*) an‘4 N between them the defaul defaulters
ters defaulters ..w-pfo bex ejected from their houses
.and their premise* nailed up. The nails
were to play a moX imperial i "t in the
• proceedings, as witluXit them Govern Governi
i Governi nwut would require an nVmy ol , takers.
or men to »bc placed il* possession of j
’ the premises of the evi/ad ■''if Tali ,1 era.
This experiment was tried r.t Lnplaine
lat C the beginning of this month, and
the house of a .man named Pierre Culard
was selected. The result was tiie :
1 creation of great excitement among the pco pcoâ– 
â–  pcoâ–  pie. They pointe 1 out that they paid the
, tax when they were able, and would do R o ;
1 again when they had the money, but that |
meanw hile they could not bo turned out pf |
their houses and driven into the woods and j
forest, with their wives and children, while
J the Government nailed up their doors and.
left tlmir houses empty. Os conr-c tlfeV
i could have stopped quietly by and watched
; the nailing up process with indifference, and
simply returned to the houses after tho bailiff
had gone. The ease of a third person buying
: one of these houses would have been diffiJr diffiJr'
' diffiJr' eat. Here a whole settlement would have
j been turned out of doors. Pierre Colard
and his friends would not consent to bo
ejected. They resisted the bailiff and he
I went away, but returned subsequently with
! Mr. Inspector James and some half-a-dozen
policemen and Mr. Jarvis. These mot with !
'no better success. The people resisted them
jin tlit ir attempt to eject Pierre Colatd from
his house, but with no more violence than,
! tho throwing of stones to drive them ofT. j
5. We do not for a moment say that these '
persms were light to make any shew of I
resistance, even in accordance with their
notions of defending their homes, which
, they rofused to leave, but we do say that it
! was most injudicious on the part of .the Gov Government,
ernment, Government, first t) attempt to apply the provi provi!
! provi! sionsof the Act to these defaulters, and next
to carry them out by force of arms. We
; are advised that tho law provides ample to
; medy for any such breach of it without any
j recourse to loaded r'tles, ami we ventuieto
: think that Biitish ships of war, manned by
i Kngli-htncn, have a higher mission than to
assist at such an unwarlike proceeding.
6. This being the position of affairs ns
we have time ascertained, tho Governor
uiriv-d b’re in II- M -S. “ M dtawk" otl,the

evening of Tuesday the 1 Ith instant, and
after landing him the ship proceeded to
i St. Lucia. On Thursday morning the
' Mohawk” returned and took on board
the Governor, Mr. Le 11 ante, Ids clerk,
Mr. Thompson and the nine policemen,
fully aimed and having besides a box of
• ball cartridge. People wondered, but uo
one knew their movements. Previous to
his ilejfartnro the Governor went to Bishop
Naughtcn and obtained from him a letter
to Father Coutourier, the I’ero Supeiieur
ts Lapluine, requesting him to render His
Excellency any assistance oi information he
might require.
c *
7. .Upon the arrival of the ship at La*
i-kune, the Governor, Captain B>yley.
Mr. Lo and Mr. Thompson landed
and went up to the Konian Catholic pres presby
by presby ten, where they were received by Fa Father
ther Father Coutourier. The Governor then ro roqueted
queted roqueted the Father to summon the people to
assemble in the Presbytery yuid as he wish wished
ed wished to speak to them. This request was
complied with by the blowing of shells and
other signals and a crowd assembled front
all quartets. His Excellency spoke to them
ami siiid he had come to hear ami to redress
their grievances. They told him tint the
,-jitaxes were oppressive, and that they had
no work, lie promised them employment,
telling them, however, that the taxes must
lie paid and the law observed. At this
point ho referred to their refusal to give up
: possession of their houses to. the bailiff rc-
I cently, and he said he wished to see Pierre
j Colatd, Pierre Colard immediately came
forward, when he was served by Mr.
Thompson with a summons to appear before
Mr. Magistrate Le Hunto to answer a
charge of resisting the police. The Gover Governor
nor Governor then spoke to him, telling him he flutist
pay the tax. The man said lie had no
money. The Governor replied he would
pay ihc. tax for him, but he must sign a
j document which His Excellency produced.
. Pierre Colatd said lie could not toad or
| write, and refused to sign the paper. Upon
being ptessed to sign on the one hand, and
urged not to sign by the people, he escaped
from the crowd and disappcaied.
8. The Governor appears to have been
annoyed at this result and after calling in
vain for Pietro Cedar;!, spoke to Captain
Ltiiyirvy. The end of this conversation was
j that a siirnsl was made to the “ Mohawk.”
i lying off, and the nine policemen were
i landed with their arms and marched to tho
j pusbytery of Inspector Thomp Thompj
j Thompj sen. Arms were handed to a tenth police policei
i policei m u on duty at one of the out-stations cl se
by, and it is said that Mr. Jarvis was also also!
! also! tgno’.l. Close on the landing of the police
; men followed two boats filled with sailors
armed, and these men were also marched up
jto tho presbytery. After being assembled
I and drilled, the policemen and sailors pro proceeded
ceeded proceeded with the Governor and party to
Pierre Colard’s house, several hundred yards
away, and the distance must have occupied
sofae fifteen er twenty minutes to cover.
0. Upon arrival at Pieric Colard's house,
Mr. Thompson was directed to enquire Pu Puli
li Puli !ai. IDs wife, (the mother of ten child- i
renj replied that be was not at home, and
she did not Know where he was or when
he would return. A document was then
read by Mr. Thompson, the purport of
which we aro unable to ascertain, and being
! in English the woman did not understand
it. The policemen wero then directed to
enter the pi cutises and to remove the doors
j and windows. They first tore down a fence
jin front of the houso and then entered,
I Moving removed a door, they were procecd procecd-1
-1 procecd-1 ing to unmount a window, when a man
j named St. Yille Ordgoire stepped forward
. and interposed, attempting to prevent the
policeman. He was promptly seiicd by
.thbca policemen, and a most v isccmly strug struggle
gle struggle took place. Three or four sailors were
ordered to lay down their arms ami to
j a-sist in seeming Gregoire. With those
j men ou him, Gregoire resisted till eveiy
; stitch of clothes was torn from him, and as
he possibly attempted to use his teeth, and
shouted loudly to his friends to come to his
assistance, he was, besides being pummelled
into a jelly, so cruelly gagged with stones
1 and earth, forced into his mouth and tied
j down with the cord used by sailor* for se
curing their knives, that one of the man’s
j front teeth was broken and the corners of
his month split. He was brought to Roseau

| 9 ' /
in the ‘‘Alohaw fr,”mtid H nowin custody j a
the cells at the Fort.
10. While Gn-goine was on the
struggling with the men on him, the vt< m (1 ,
began to throw stones. Tho crowd hrufj v >
stick or weapons of any kind, mid Mr. bo
Ilunte had been busily engaged earlier!in
ho day’in stopping every one returning
(iom work wither he cutlass usually cui »k,{
for agricultural purposes, telling the peou 0
to put these implements aside.
11. There can be little doubt (hat lie
c.'iud handling of Gregoire was the oriJk %
mil cause ol the stone throwing, w hic.h -om
became gtfi.mlt, and, possibly, son'*of
the policemen may have i>cen hit, tut
none .was injured, and no one cun slj** ’
more tlia.r possibly a slight bruise. ji
sailors were|alicr a while moved some’fSfry V
yards track, and an order was give** to tire, 1
but by) whom, wo cannot say. r r-12.
-12. r-12. The sailors are said to have fied -
several volleys in the air only. The point)
also having fired at first in the air, ni.t
deliberately levelled their rifles at bs
crowd, shooting fatally four men nn|
wounding lied panic struck. The two women weq
wounded only, and are now in the lyjfcpl'faj
one shot in the leg, the oUio>- tu the aim,";
13. Os the lour men killed, one Fdwia i
Eusubo, an old man, was sitting under u
cocoanut tree with iiis stick between His
knees, and was touml dead where he sat ;
one Jean Jacques was found killed behind
the house ; one Laudic Balthazar was only
standing by looking on; and one Zeno â– 
Carbon was first shot in the leg, but while
dragging tho broken limb on the ground,
undeavouring to get to shelter, he wao *
fired at a second time and hit on I lie lower
part of the body, Irouv the effect of whicljt
lie died the next day, the three ol fief's
being killed on the spot. The scene ;>f ihifs* *
catastrophe-’ was strewr: with entridgo
cases, sonic discharged, but many still
filled and unused, these latter lieing drop dropped
ped dropped by the men from tHeir pouches in the ;
hurry of reloading, and testily to the rapi rapidity
dity rapidity and persistence ol the Aung.
14. TMs scooting down of a handful of
nnarwMßqp|Kants ot both sexes took place
in the presence and under the itnmcdin;*
direction of the Governor, Captain Bay Icy,
Mr. LeHunte anil Mr. Th -mpsoo, while
Mr. Jarvis, it is said, joined in the firing.
15. Hext day Mr. Commissioner Le
IT unto, acting in i.s other cr.pucity of *
Magistrate and Corom-r, proceeded to lu l l l
an inquest on the bodies ol iho four men, i
ami he procured.a venlietto be eventually 4
returned to the effect “ that .the deceased
“came by their death by being shot by the .
•‘policemen, under extreme provocation
“and without the orders of their superior
“officer. ”
16. Comment on these proceedings is
needless, and the reason and motive which'
prompted the recording of so unusual a ver verdict
dict verdict in the terms ol the words quoted are
17. We have no hesitation in saying
that, responsible as the Govomor may be,
Mr. LeHunte has much to answer for in
this unhappy and sanguinary affair.
18. Such arc the facts. We leave them
for Y'our Lordship’s consideration, praying
that an inquiry may be made.
Wo are.
My Lord Marquess,
Your Lordship’s Obdt, Servants,

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