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The New Westminster Times and Vancouver Island Guardian Nov 1, 1859

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JNTo. 7.]
[Yearly (in advance), £1 Cs.]
[Price Is.
£l)c (gngltsj)  ])uss.
The Emperor Napoleon being, we suppose, somewhat
hired after his "short, sharp,and decisive" Italian cam-
Ipuign, and, perhaps wishing for a little time in which
II,i collect his ideas, ami to deride as In u hat nation lie
[shall next invade, has ordered the Moniteur to declare
llhat, once more, L'Empire <■',.*/ /■' paix, the .word is
Ito be turned into a ploughshare, the Army and Navy of
■France arc to be restored lo a peace establishment, I
land thai, therefore, all peaceable, ijuiel people, ma
Id ran- a deep breath, and, for a little while, sleep tran-
nullly in their beds.
Very pleasant news indeed would this be if it were
bnly reliable, but  what wc know of ihe antece'dents
not only of Napoleon the Little, hut of Napoleon the
ureal, ought to make us somewhat cautious in accepting any  of his   promises  as  " fixed  facts."    If  the
pleasure, just announced, be intended to remove from
lie llritannie mind all reasonable  fear of invasion, it
hmst he rather conceded with, iu the diminishing di-
Hertioli.     It   was   said,   that   at   Ihe   outbreak   of   the
■t'lliun   war,   the   French Army   had nut  exceeded its
Hea, e establishment, and yet,  within two months, two
Handled thousand men were doing battle in lhc plains
Ml Lombnrdy, whilst one hundred and sixty thousand
Hi< n were watching Prussiu ; and that ihe strong Gnr-
Hjsous uf Paris and  Lyons had sufTercd no perceptible
|fl|iuiiiiii'ion.    In lhc same win the Navy was, we wore
jSild. at  its  peace establishment, when   upwards of n
Hundred   vessels of   war    appeared   suddenly   in   the
jM'in.itir. and   were making all ready to bombard  Ve-
^Ji'i'. when  the welcome news arrived   of the   peace of
■'ranea.    If ihen,  the  pence  Army of France, be
Tied in somewhere about four hundred thousand men,
■Bid the Navy at over one hundred ships of war afloat,
■i must not be too hasty iii taking our smelling hollies
Bom our noses, and composing our nerve.-, in response I
this hist lender of the olive-branch  from the Toil-
■ries.   The quid-nuncs amongst us, who amuse them- | Anderson Alcx'r
lives bv making calculations as to the exact amount    Anderson Joshua
indicated, and situated a little norlh of the Peiho,
which river it was intimated foreign men-of-war should
nol enter. Mr, Bruce finally declared that be would
force an entrance, nnd leaving the matter in Admiral
Hope's hand-', the attempt was made on the 25th June.
The result is known.
Wc do not think there were any Russians in the
forts, because our troops wore assailed by gingals and
ariow-. but that some Russian engineer planned tho
batteries and stockades, and laid down the plan of the
l.'np. there can be no doubt— Russian gum; being of
course used.
We presume the 1'iiiled Slates Minister will proceed
to I'ckin and will be well received there, when he will
be ii ed us a mediator. DojibtlgH lieenfang's wounded
honor being now healed, his Celestial Majesty would
come to an easy settlement if he would let him have
his own way. Our right to lone a passage to Tientsun
is xcry questionable, particularly as a sale conduct was
offered our minister by another route, and an audience
promised. This of course would have ended in smoke,
but still it forms a Celestial pretext.
It is n sorrowful affair, and besides the valuable lives
lost, may lead to trouble and grief. The expedition
should be reinforced and another attack made immediately.
Incredible as it may appear, says the Press, it is positively asserted ill high quarters at Shanghai, that the
Taoulai has sent a letter to Mr. Bruce stating lie is
commanded to inform Hi- Excellency thai the attack of
the tort-a) Tnkow on II. M. ships, was a mistake, for
which the Emperor expresses sincere regret—that the
Mandarins who committed ihe outrage had been decapitated—and that Ihe Emperor would be happy to
meet .Mr. Bruce at I'ckin. and arrange matters amicably. Later intelligence proves that this statement is
Panrast, Israel        (2) Pierce, Melgar
Patterson, A. Gas Parton, Francis
Piercy, Robert Polmere, John
i R-
Randall, W. Francis   (2] Ranard, A. Thos.
liambo, II. J. [3] Rymcll, John
Richardson. John       [2] Biter, II. Joseph
i Recce, I. John       [')] Ring, George
I Russell, P.J. Ranncy, Sullivan
I Russell, — Ride, M. llenrv
Reed, R. David
ember 2(lth. 18
ii ihe Post Office at Fort Hope,
jipee mai wouni  ii.-. necessary '-'to  begin -with;
mild the Emperor  decide   upon   invading  Euglaud
iier,il!y put   down   one  handled  thousand  men  as n
u  respectable force for a first landing.    Now. this
uiher could be .-pared at a moment's notice from Ihe
ernl   - peace   establishment"   of  our  friend,   and,
[•rehire, we cannot see that there is much ground for
ugrntulation   in the announcement of ihe Moniteur.
e must suspend our judgment  as to the  Emperor's
ntiotis  until we see what  lie does at Toulon, and I Bacon M. Rtissc
it, und  Cherbourg, in ihe  suspension  of   works.    Burke Tl las
iciaily in the building of those steam  transports of   Brigi s M. Samuel    (2
Adams E. W.
Ailer James
fdf Abbott G."James
Abbott IS. Napoleon
Bnrierro Francois Bisby llenrv   (2)
Bodfisb C. Albert   (3)
Hacklier II. A.
Burr S. I'.
Hurt E. James
Bacon Hiram       (2)
lu'i'li we have heard so much, and which we have b
Bell Robert
Bud S. Charles
Laker Charles
Bowen William
Burnet John
Brownell P. Edwin
Bunnell 0. Henry
Betcbel David
Boyd »'. A. Kind
Bailey Hubert
Berry Samuel
Cnrlyon, William
! Co wen. A James
Campbell. Georgo
| Campbell. A .1
it.un. W Georgo
crane, cacues
ci'iiiu, cacues
crane. Samuel
chotton, James
covert, P J
Dennis, Arnold    (2)
Daniels. Nathaniel   (3)
Dray, W Lucious    (3)
Duir, George
Dann, Elijah
clark, A N
coulter, II T
Clissidy, S Thomas
cantrell, S I)
closs, James
coombos, Slocum
crosson, Murty
cm no, Joseph
conant, Abram
capps, John
I could easily bear three or four thousand men in I Benrdscll Luke   (2)
ew hours across thonarrow water-. ! Buckley !!. Alexander (2)   Baind William
ut.  la-sides the  material evidence of success, in I Branan Jared
oning up Battalions and Squadrons, wo may assist
judgment in guaging tho Emperor's sincerity,  by j r
uing over the leaves of his Uncle's correspondence
Ii  his brother Joseph, a most  numeing  work, and
1 which, in, doubt,  in.:\ he found  well thumbed, in
library  of living  Majesty.     In   these pleasant voles  we  find,   scattered   up  and down,  instructions
a Ihe  Emperor,   studiously    io   misrepresent  the
ngth of the French army, audio exaggerate il  to
French people, in  order that   thai  delicate plant,
Sr confidence might not suffer  injury.    The  Empe-
in the most earnest and affectionate terms, conjures
brother  "to tell the truth always /'/ him,   but never
he Moniteur."    Vide, the announcement of the dis-
nincnt,   Easily,  the  Emperor suggests to Joseph
expediency of frequently publishing pamphlets, a Iu
ronieri, ventilating his views, or throwing ouf l'ccl-
for those of his  neighbors,  but  never allowing it
■i'piai'  that  they  had been inspired directly from
■ will he well  to hold these in.-tmotive  passages up
■8 moment, as a light, if wo wish carefully to ox-
le the successive moves of our Imperial neighbor,
Jnrc told ihnt the  French  Army is  at  a  pence cs-
JBMmiiciiI at a moment   when ii i- able  to spare two
jB't'e'l Hums I men for the invasion of a nciglihnr-
'■riumiry. We are assured that the Navy is receiv-
■in nccession ofstreugth, all the while that the
merof the workman rings unceasingly in Hie Irani arsenals; and we are rebuked for attempting to
jffiE-'' few screw liners rcndi for sea; although the
^■ch Fleet of a hundred sail is still afloat, and the
JR'"K "'*, ii,t'""1 transports goes on with unceasing
?■"•''■ Under these circumstances there is nothing
!w '"'I to accept the assurances of our neighbor
. —f""' valcal. Wo haven perfect right, as he has, to
(le.Be what our peace establishment shall he, and no
Dcrousse, B Joseph    (2)
Delnlrc, Victor
Dirks, 0 I.
Dimmick. G Elijah
Duke, 1! James
Dubois, Jacques
Ekilmnnn, Hcinrich
Elhcir. Nurses Nero
Forth, Marl in    (3)
l-'oiird. Richard    (2)
Filch. Ashcr
Fletcher, E John
Fitzgerald,  R
.acrye, hlzwen
Shier, Samuel
Frascr, Alexander
Fuller. Mr
Farley, Daniel
Flanders, 1' J
Faegle, Herman
Garner, C Robert   (.'!)
Croppe, Wm
Hyde, Nil    (.".)
Hale, nczckinh    (.'
mile, D Georgo
iliirt, D (i    2
iinrtmnn, William
Hunt, Ii
BOBnui deny that ii is not our right, but our duiv. to
• " *"'ith the least delay possible up to ils full stan-
«*■ Rumor has said it, and Lord J. Russel's last
"Mb gives colour lo Ihe rumor, that we aro to be
**■ on before long to tako part in a conference, or .
«o»,'.-s, on tho affairs of Italy. If we wish to ho lis- ! mint H win
'?■ to in Unit Cougress wilh any respect—if wo de-
, '■'" sPoal* in that voice potential, which best
!**■•''•■■' the counsels of Britain, we must have our
ipj'c establishment" iu a proper state of efficiency,
■ntt"" "'1M1 ;l"-v conl'nontal powor may say to tlie
-'"■iry.    Din- screw liners must  be  not ouly afloat,
'"-■'ll iiianued; our Regiments must be up "to their
miinpleinenis. and in an unexceptionable state of
"■'""I if Sir Joseph Armstrong cannot bo prevailed
■V" move a little fu.-der in the manufacture of his
?>»ve must find some means of rilling the old ones. | • »''^"''> James
««to he ready for any sudden emergency that may ■ £>»««"»■ -\ «'»'
"■--ffliV,,,/ v.,„........ a  J Johnston, John
Harris, L .1 limes
Harris, win
Harrison, J S
Hanson, wm
Gillpntrick, Madison
Gillmore, Hugh
Gibsou, Edward
Heard, w Janies
Hutchison, win
liodsdon, Frederick
Holbrook Edward
111>imi's, I! Samuel
natch, iiirani, Aiigirst
iiolliuan. () Fi'ilk    2
Hawkins, Marvin
nicks, 1! Thomas
night, Joshua
Ivcy, B J
Jackson, T Mnlbew
-United Sen-ice Gazette.
■ o_
Jones, C John    2
King, Georgo
KiliKslv, Ed.
LS.Ui'Ur.r ship Black Warrior, arrived at Sun Fran- I Kennedy, M. Janies
f">  13th October, with China   news lo Hie loth I
Jones, A John    2
Jones, Darlington J
Jones, Monroe James
Jones, Will
Johns, w Benjamin
Kellcy, Mr.
Kuruitzki, A.
lAnienciin Minister was holding communication.
PO Chinese officials at, a more northern entrance  Locke, H. James
reiho.    It is expected he will   proceed to Pekin.   Linfiold, J. Forcnzo
lll> A ueiist 10, no further nows of his movements
PeuedHong Kong.    It wns  believed he will be
I'D proceed.
|™] Uopo, II. N., severely wounded at the attack
TOfts in. the mouth of the Peiho, was given over
I Physicians at Shanghai, where, August 2, be
Ported to bo dying. *
t»n   Vansittart, Magieienne,   and   Col. Lemon,
Panne Brigade, hud died of their wounds.
'I'j'i'ieiin sniior in the Commodore's boat was
|'""l the boat  smashed  alongside  an  English
lm...i i  ,"' tao ,lo"0  K<»><J Press the following ad-
'^ "iioi'ination concerning the attack on the Poiho
Iruce arrived off the Peiho on tho 18th June,
li.nn'1!' l0l'C'e *'!ul Provio«sly been concentre.-
| me messages were exchanged between ihe
t 'nistors suite, nnd some Mandarins of inferior
It'll  *8'i Tho tc"U1' of tll0Se messagos was to
| mat the foreign ministers and suites would be
111' ektn, if they would proceed by a passage
Langley, D. Thomas     (-1) List, II. J.
Lane, F. F. Lawlcr, M. P.
Larau, Jean
Lei by, John
Lewis, Barton Lachapello, Joseph
,ax, Livorctt
McLnchlin, William       (-1) Matlock, X. N,
McCullogh, Michael Moradrith, John
Mclntyro, W. A.
McLaughlin, Henry
McCrodin, James
McKahan, Janies
McDonald, Silas
McKenzie, William W.
Mi'liride, Donald
McVeigh, II. Wm.
McCanniin, Pat
Meek, m. Charles
Meek, W. Georgo
Norris, 11. Sherburne
O'Brien, Thus.
Malbocuf. Antoino
Miiiincll, George
Murphy, C.
Morrison, m. John
Moore, Alviu
Meager, James
Mcharry, Washington
Martin, Alexander
Moore, 11. William
Miller, Robert
Overbcrg, Hcinrich
Smith, William
Smith, V. Martin
Smith, John
Scwor, Robert       .'!
Scnmmon, J. Mary
SmalJoy, W. Joseph
Savigny, P. Hugh       2
Schomer, Henry J).
Stransanback, Charles
Shepardson, Pliny
1 Tucker, II. John
Thomas, Joseph
. Thomas, Harmon
i   , '
J annum, Jus.
Van Loan, William
Nan Dine, L. II.
ward, II. w.
ward, Lewis
white, wm.
white, N. Robt. .
Williams, William
williams, George
wilttaaw; Hiram
welsh, william
Saiitofl", Nicholas
Spangle, W. G.
Spiney, Adison
Snellgrove, James
Shanlcy, Patrick-
Stewart. II. Joe, Dr.
.Stewart, B. James
Sims, Thomas
Shuman, Nicholas
Smithcram, James
Terrell. G. Nathaniel
Tcrwiliinger, Lorenzo
Tielven, F. I.
Va/.il, Paul
welsh, John
woodward. Fletcher
wells, F. Benjamin
Wright, 0. Deloss
wollet, Henry
willcy, A. Calvin
wadhams, A. Edmund
Established in   1836.
Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1840.
CAPITAL £1,000,000.
C O U It T    OF
Henry Barnewall, Esq.
Thomas II. Brooking, Esrp
Robert Curler, Esq.
William Chapman, Esq.
I) i a k c T o r s I
I John Bloxam Elin. Esq.
| (Miver Farrer, Esq.
I Alex. Gillespie. Esq.
Sir A. Pellet Green, R. N
William R. Chapman, Esq. I Francis Le Breton,  Esq.
JamcsJohnCumminSjEsq. | John Ranking, Esq.
Charles M'Nab, Esq.
The Rank of England,
Messrs.  Glyn, Mills  & Co.
VST | HI ic|iuvv.--i'a   Ul   Till,'    ""MIVUIH-
General Manager, Thomns Puton, Esq.
Quebec, Canada. I Dundas, Canada.
Montreal,       do j Brantford,   do
Ottawa,         do I London,        do
Kingston,       do St. Johns, New Brunswick
Toronto,         do | Halifax, Nova Scotia, and
Hamilton,       do | Victoria, V. I.
Messrs. It. C. Fergusson, F. II.  Grain, & C. F. Smith
20 William Street.
Temporary Offices,  Government Street.
Gold Dust and Bills of Exchange Purchased.
New York,
San Francisco,
New Brunswick,
Nova Scotia, and
On the Branches of the Provincial Bank of Ireland,
and tho National Rank of Scotland.
jtjisj" Office hours—10 a. m. to 3 p. m, ; and Saturday
Hi a. in. to 1 p.m.
F. W. WOOD, Mnmiger.
10,000 lbs.   WHITE   LE A I).
J E F F R I E S   k   I! A N K S ,
Vaics Street,
Have    Pop   sai.k
4 BARGE Assortment of WINDOW GLASS, and
-£*- Artist's Tools and Colors. Oil, Turpentine, Varnish Putty, Graining Tools, Ac, kc
Also n large assortment of WALL PAPER, Borders and Mixed Paints.
WGAPEL MORLSON begs to acquaint the public
# of British Columbia and Voncouvcr's Island.
that he has established the above ollice, for the purpose
of facilitating the introduction of capital to labor, and
as a means of assisting persons desirous of finding
Employment on arriving in this colony.
The extreme utility of such a medium as a rogistry
office in newly settled countries, has been abundantly
proved by the success that has attended their formation in Canada, Australia, and other British colonies,
and the ni i ssity of such an establishment here, has
become a nutter of vital importance.
For all further particulars, apply at the office of the
"New Westminster Times."
October 25th, 18iiy. lm
PER  for"   sale,  ex  steamer   "FORWOOD,''  and
recent arrivals—
Irish Pork and Butter,
Bacon and Hums,
Ale, in bulk and bottle,
Porter, in bo'.tle,
Dark Brandy, in hhds,,
Port and Sherry Wines,
Champagne, in pints nnd quarts;
Claret Wine, in cases,
Sugar, brown and crushed,
Riee, Osftolina and China,
Blankets and Clothing,
Hoots and  Shoes,
-Cuiinti(j**Tff{JJe and Rope,
Oilman's stores.
Sept. 15, 1859. lm
Naval Forces in the Pacific will be ready at 10
o'clock, on Thursday morning, tlie 'trd of November
next, to treat with such persons us miiv be willing to
contract for supplying Her Majesty's Ships and Vessels
at Esquimalt and Victoria with Fresh Beef and Vegetables, of the best quality, for one year, from the 1st of
December next.
A form of the Tender may be seen at the Admiral's
Ollice. No Tender will be received after ID o'clock on
the day of Treaty, and it must be delivered, sealed, on
board the Gangos, addressed to the Commander in
Chief, and accompanied by a letter signed by two re-
"T.«...-■ i.i..- |i.-im.-ii» cngngtrrgTO iiecome uound'with the
person tendering in the sum of £100 sterling, for the
due performance of the contract.
The Commander in Chief does not bind himself to
accept the lowest Tender.
Secretary to the Commander in Chief.
ll.M.S. Ganges, Esquimalt Harbor,
10th October, 1859. o25-2
Yates street,
Third door nbove Freeman &   Co.'s Express, Victoria, V. I.
description, promptly and faithfully made, nnd
returns given within six lioun>. in Bars or Coin, at the
■ tion   of  ihe  depositor.     ADVANCES   MADE  ON
- !,D DUST FOR MELTING. We would respectfully
solicit from Miners nnd Dealers their patronage.
As vouchers for the correctness of our Assays, fre
refer with permission to the following Bankers, who
for nearly three years have shipped Bars Assayed by
us (in California.> to Europe and the Eastern States :
II. Davidson, San Francisco ; SatHER 4Chliich, San
Francisco; Tai.i.ixt k, do.; Aiiel Got, do.;
Parrot k Co., do.; Wells, Fargo, & Co., do., and Freeman .t Co.'s Express.
Also, by special permission, we refer to the Banfc of
Brsb North America, in Victoria.
M ARCHAND, Jr., kCo.
H0LESALE and Retail Dealer in Hardware,
Agricultural Implements, Bar Iron, Steel nnd
Iron-Mongery, and Stove and Tinware of every description. Glass and (.'rockery Ware, Wood and Willow-
Ware, kc
Begs to inform his friends nnd the public that he
has tho largest assortment of the above on this Island
which he oilers for sale at the lowest rates.
October 4, 1859. tc
will I
ket i
of trc
"(Ill, practical Gardiner and Nursery-man, having
ibfained for the sale of Fruit Trees from
of the best Nurseries in Oregon and California,
>Q happy .to .fii.r.mens...iind.j>l.Hera -w-tth the*
t descriptions of Fruit Trees, at the lowest mar-
rices. J. B, will also attend to the planting out
es, if required. All trees planted by him will be
uitcd to grow, and true to name.   For particulars
at the ollice of the " New Westminster Times,"
I).—Gardens, Orchards, and public parks, will bo
out  ou the best principles, and most reasonable
The fall is the proper season for planting out
C.   V Ell HEY DEN,
CARPENTER, Contractor, and Builder, corner o
Blanchard and Kane-streets, near the church, is
prepared to contract for or superintend the erection of
Brick Buildings, Frame ottages, Wood aud Brick Fire-
Proof Stores and Dwellings, kc, all in the best style of
architecture and in the cheapest and best workmanlike
A lone experience in Europe and the United States,
,v«,l o. perfejlt knowU'dup of bia iirot'snu'on, arc a guarantee that any work entrusted to him shall be satisfactorily executed.
Plans, drawings, and specifications, made in every
style at the shortest notice. ocll-3ra
NO.   49   ST.   JAMES'  STREET,
The Rt. Hon. the Earl Talbot, K. G. Ac.
B. B.    Cabbell, Esq., . P., F. R. S., F. S. A.
Henry Pownall, Esq.
Sir Claude Scott, Bart.
Importer and Denier In Messrs. Davis' and Jones'
L. Atkinson's Improved Shoulder Seam Patern
SHIRTS, of Philadelphia.
TUST received the latest styles of BALTIC SHIRTS
"   direct  from  London.     Also,   a   line   lot  of pup
Baltic Stockings and Hose, gent's Shaker Flannel, Undershirts and Drawers.
Chairman.—Lieut Col. Lord A. Lennox.
Dep. Chairman.—T. C. Granger, Esq., M. P.
John Ashburiier, Esq., M. D.
T. 0. Batard, Esq.
J. P. Bathurst, Esq.
Sir James Carmichaol, Bart.
John Gardiner, Esq.
diaries Osborn. Esq.
Assurances granted on the lives of persons in every
station of life, and every partof tho world, on peculiarly
favorable terms.
Every facility afforded to persons assuring the lives
of others, so as to render such policies effectual securities.
Persons proceeding beyond the limits of Europe may
effect assurances on payment of moderate increased
Immediato annuities granted on liberal terms, affording great advantage to persons of limited income.
Deferred annuities may be purchased at rates which
secure a return of the whole or part of the premiums
paid, in ense the age at which the annuity is to commence be not attained.
Also Endowments on Widows nnd Children.
Loans are granted, on approved security, to parties,
effecting assurances with the Company.
All the Company's Engagements are guaranteed by
an ample subscribed and paid-up capital.
Prospectuses and the  necessary forms  of proposal,
with every information, mny be obtained on application,
either personally or by letter, at tho Company's offices.
oc!8-tc Secretary.
For particulars apply to E. II. King, Victoria.
Yates Street, Victoria,
IS PREPARED to furnish designs for all kinds of
public, and private buildings.
Superintendence, valuation, and measurement of the
different descriptions  of mechanical work connected
with building. oc25-tc
A magnificent assortment of gent's silk Scarfs,
A full  assortment of gent's  superfine   Manchester
Opposite the Bank of B. N. A.,
X 1 C T 0 It I A ,    V .   I .
He is now prepared to offer the largest assortment of
ever exhibited in Victoria, comprising all tho
latest styles of the celebrated Davis and
Jones superfine patent white and colored   SHIRTS.
And   is  receiving by every  steamer those   beautiful
BYRON SHIRTS of'nll sizes, running from 13 to 20
inches around the neck.
Ladies should call soon and examine those superior
Orders sent through Express—by sending the size of
the neck for Shirts, we will guarantee to fit.
I shall receive Fresh Goods by every arrival from
Ladies and Gentlemon's Kid Cloves.
Business hours from 0 A. M. to 10 P. M.
October 4, 1859.
■VfUMliROUS copies oftho " New Westminster Times"
-*•' of the 4th October. Any person having tho
same will confer a favor by bringing thorn to the office,
A    C A It D .
IT HAVING BEEN the subject of remark with persons passing the corner of Government and Yates-
streets, that the buildings lately removed thereto wero
not in accordance with the general line of the street, I
would state that I. being the one attached to the Land Of-
ffice, whoso duty it was to make the original survey and
plans, and mark out the property in question, am kindly
authorised by the Surveyor General, publicly to state
that he has personally examined them, nnd is fully assured of their accuracy—the error in position of the
Buildings being directly attributable to the contractors
having removed the fence, on the street side of which
the corner posts were nailed, without having previously
marked their corresponding points on the ground.
R. HOMFRAY, C. fi., Ac.
Victoria, October 14, 1859.
QfAMUEL    PRICE    &   CO.,   Commission   Merchants
^J    Wharf-streeet, Victoria, Vancouver Island.      oct
^1IE UNDERSIGNED invites the attention of the
travelling public, and strangers in particular,
to the merit of this bouse. It was established
under the present management, on the first day
of January, '56> fts 1V FIRST-CLASS HOTEL, in every
The Lessee and Manager, with a delicacy not wishing
to encroach upon tho merits of other houses, cannot
but recall the marked favor with "which his enterprise
bus been received by a discriminating public, in a constantly increasing patronage of the first respectability,
showing conclusively the superior mode in which this
hotel is conducted.
It is contiguous to all of the most popular places of
amusement, tho principal thoroughfares, the fashionable promenades and steamboat landings; thus rendering
it at all times, the most Desirable Stopping Place for
Families and Single Gentleman, during their stay in
Snn Francisco.
Single rooms, with full board, ,$2.50 per day.
The «International Hotel Coach'' is in attendant! al
all hours, to convey Passengers to and from the Hotel,
for $1.00 each including baggage. tc
fllllE   undersigned  offer for   sale Martcll's   Brandy,
J-   Dark and Pale In half pipes, Booth's genuine Old
Tom in puncheons,
Swaine, Boord, k Co's Old Tom, in puncheons.
McKenzie k Co's do do       do
Stewart's St otch Whiskey do       do
Holland Gin, "St. Nicholas brand," in pipes.
Irish Whiskey, in. barrels.
Allsop's Burton Ale, also in bulk.
London Ale and Porter, in glass 4 and 7 dozen
IL Brett k Co's Ginger Brandy, in cases.
Woithington's and Swaine, Boord &Co's Old Tom
in cases.
Wolfe's and Volncr's Schnapps, in cases.
Claret Wine, in cases.
Orange and every description of Bitters.
104 hhds. of tlie'fiuest Burton nnd Scotch Ales.
Younger k Sou's celebrated Jug Ale.
Cider, in bids, half bbls, eases, &c, kc
And a variety of goods suitable to the trade.
Johnson St., near Government,
and at New WestlninSter, B. C
On 1st January, 18G0.
Will   be   Published,
/CONTAINING authentic information upon every sub-
yj ject connected with these colonies, and a complete
official, professional, and Business Directory—with the
salaries of all Government officials, &c., &c.
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&c, as may be in their power, at the office of the "New
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and who would be willing to pay Ten Shillings per
Quarter, finding their own locks in the first instanco,
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I am desirous, in devising a new Post Office, to make
provision for, if possible, affording the public a facility
much approved of in New York and other American
Acting P. M. General.
Slipping   Intelligmtt.
Oct 22—Schr Royal Charlie. Elder. Nanaimo.
Schr Pronto, Church, Port Townsend.
Barge Fort Hope. Gollstu, New Westminster.
Ce. Victoria, O'Neil, Hellevue.
Oct. 24—Schr Kossuth, Foster, Port Townsend.
Sloop P. J. Evans, Tucker, New Westminster.
Sloop Comet. Kinnelly, Bcllcvue.
Oct. 25—St Eliza Anderson, Wells. New Westminster.
St Julia. Bushnell, Port Townsend.
"Schr Harriot, Collin. Port Townsend.
Sloop J. Caswell, Taylor. Port Townsend.
Oct. 2(i—St Brother Jonathan, Staples, Sun Francisco.
Bark Almatia, Richardson, San Francisco,
Bark Senator, Slocomb, Shanghai.
Brij; W. D. Rice, Buddington, San Francisco.
Schr Carolina. Jones, Port Townsend.
Schr Mary Ann, Jones, Nanaimo,
Oct. 2C—St Northerner, Dull, San Francisco.
Oct. 26—Schr Slack Diamond, Dwyer, PortTownsend,
Schr Lone StO*, Kiiiunel, Hellevue.
Sloop MidnkilK* Cry. Peel, Port Townsend.
Oct. 28-"St Otter, Mountt, New Westminster.
St Eliza Anderson, Wells, New Westminster.
Schr Morning Star, McKay. Northwest ('oast.
Sloop Brutus, Brown, Hellevue.
Sloop Leonede. Allen. Port Townsend.
Kloop Frank Walton, Meiggs, Cape Flattery.
Barge Young America, Sales, New Westminster,
Oct. 29—Ce Victoria, O'Neil, San Juan.
Oct. 31—Schr Lalhl Itookh, Rogers, Port Townsend.
Schr Pronto, Church, Hellevue,
Schr Amelia, Thornton, Port Townsend.
Schr Marion. Boyle, Sooke.
Schr Reporter, Elger, i'orl Townsend.
Sloop Victoria, O'Neil, Bcllevue.
t*lo\>p Comet, Kinnelly, Bellevue.
Oct. 22—Brigantine, Annie. Lull', Valparaiso.
Schr Flying Mist, Berry, Port Townsend,
Schr Prento, Church. Port Townsend.
Sloop Jennie, Forsler, Port Townsend.-
Ce Victoria, O'Neil, Bellevue.
Oct. 24—Schr Reporter. Elger, Port Townsend..
Schr,J. P. Evans, Tucker, I'orl Townsend.
Sloop Comet, Kinnelly. Bellevue.
Sloop Skimmer of the Sea. Oscar. Port Townsend'.
Oct. 25—Schr Kossuth, Foster, I'orl Townsend.
Sloop J. C. Caswell, Taylor, Port Townsend.
Oct. 2d—Si Julia, Bushnell, Port Townsend.
Si Brother Jonathan, Staples, Sau Francisco,
St Eliza Anderson. Wells. New Westminster.
Oct. 26—St Northerner, Dull, San Francisco..
Schr Lone Star. Kimincll, Belle) ue.
■ Oct.-lS.-r-Schr. Mary Aim. Jones, Nanaimo.
Sloop Brutus, Brown, Bellevue.
Sloop Frank Walton, Meiggs, Cape Flattery'.-
Sloop Leonede. Allen. Fort Townsend,
Sloop Midnight Cry. Pool  I'orl Townsend.
Sloop Gen. Seott, William--., Bellevue.
Barge Young America, Sale-. New Westminster..
Whnlcboat (Hi. Joe, Jones, Bellevue.
Co Evening Star, Nelson. New Westminster.
Ce Yankee John, Barclay. New Westminster'.
Oct. 2li—Schr Morning Star, McKay, Sooke.
Schr Harriet, Collin, I'orl Townsend,
Schr Henrietta, Moore. New Westminster..
St, Caledonia, Ilalsoy, S.m Juan.
St Otter. Mount. I'oi-i Townsend.
Re Victoria,. GyNeil, San Juan'.
Oet, 2T—St) Wilson G, Hunt, Welsh, Porl Townseivd.
'   St Eli nn Anderson, Wells. New Westminster:
Brig W D. Rice, Buddington, Port Townsend.
Schr Pronto, Church, Port fownsoud.
Schr Black Diamond, Dwyer, 1'ort Townsend.-
Hloop Victoria., 0!StaU, HqUovue.
Sloop Comet, Kinnelly, Bellevue.
Ce Uncle Sam, Goche, New Westminster.
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» " Six mouths,  GOO
FounInches, or less—One insertion  0 1T> 0
'               "            One month  2    4 0
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exceeding three lines, £1 4s. per quarter.
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Executed in the neatest manner, and with the
greatest despatch, at the Office of the " New Westminster Times."
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D, AV. Higgins, Eort Vale.
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®jjc gcto Mcstnunstct (Times.
iiivd  English   Governments.     The   forbearance of the English authorities having alone
prevented :i hostile collision, which has been
repeatedly   provoked   during   the   interval
which 1ms elapsed since the occupation and
the arrival of Gen. Scott.   We cannot be sufficiently thankful that the' American Government has taken a sensible view of this affair j
for the horrors und misery of war into which
(leu. Harney's rashness might have plunged
tho two  nations, can hardly be estimated.
I Feuds and quarrels arc always terrible, but
1 those between brother and brother aro moro
I Litter than others.    H is fearful to see those
i Bprung from the same parents ami (aught  by
tlie same lips, forgetting all tho associations
which   should   inseparably   hind   them   together—the mutual aspirations for liberty—
; the emulative strife for good—the equal wish
i to benefit and civilize mankind, anil blinded
; by their own headstrong passions and folly,
' aided by the lago-liko counsels of those to
| whom their mutual destruction would be as
grateful as water to the thirsty wanderer in
the desert—rend assiiiider all those ties that
bind them to each other, and rush headlong
into a strife which, let it terminate how it
mny, can only increase that growing estrangement and animosity which it is the duty oi'
every well-wisher of Lis country, be he Eng-
glishman or American, to check,—such is the
Ho-lit in which wc regard a war with the
United States. In common with whom we
possess the same legends, und up to a certain
period, the same history. Our lathers fought
in the same battles, sorrowed over the same
o-riefs, and gloried in the same triumphs.
The  name of   Hampden hears  the same
grand and noble memories to the thoughts of
Americans us to  those of Englishmen.    It
i was in vindication of their rights, as well as
our own, that he stood forth alone, unaided by
anything but   a righteous cause, and a loyal
lieari", and eoiifrontrtrg oppression robed iu.
all the pomp and glitter of royalty, laid  the
foundation of our mutual liberties.   For them
as well as for us, the blood of Sydney and of
Russell stained  the block—Cur them   fell tho
head of the proud Stafford and the unfortunate Charles—and finally for (hem as well as
us,  was perfected  that  glorious revolution
which made England free, and inspired England's offspring in after years, with that spirit
of liberty which enabled (hem to shake off
the yoke of the mother (hey thought was
unnecessarily oppressing them, and to rise a
powerful and independent nation   from   the
fight,    in tho glorious struggle for liberty
in   America—a   struggle   forced   upon   the
American people,—we feel that the children
liiliBTlLoA•■ lAic  ljwi.1 ivp-ii'.t of tUo p'.ii'i'iit, and
we acknowledge they deserve the liberty they
have so nobly won—as an independent nation,
America has proved that the Anglo-Saxon
blood 'nan never run in the veins ef any but
a bold and intelligent people.     lt is,  with
' prid'e we have observed our quondam colony
j develop her resources, and increase year by
' year in  prosperity and greatness,  until   at
! length she stands forth, supporting with her
! parent Old  England,  the sacred  edifice of
! liberty intact, in the face of European despo-
! tism."  Willi all these considerations in view
; who can look upon Avar between these two
nations as anything but an  irremediable evil!
whilst liberty fought, despotism, would triumph, and  industry, civilization,   and pro-
1 grcss,  would  receive a blow from which it
; would take years to recover, and above all
i (bo seeds of hatred would be sown broadcast,
■ to bring forth bitter fruit in future times,
! and leach us and our children that those who
j were once as brothers, have become the most
i deadly  foes.     Trusting  to  the justice  and
' scnse'of the Washington Cabinet, and placing
equally firm reliance in our own Government,
we could afford to bear the taunts so plentifully showered upon us by the Press of California and Oregon, contented to believe that
all right-thinking, honest Americans would
appreciate tho patient dignity displayed by
the English anthoritios throughout ibis unfortunate question, and  that their Government  would bo willing to prove that such
magnanimity, has not been thrown away.
Our last issue contained the announcement
of the arrival on this coast, of Gen. Scott,
the distinguished Commander-in-Chief of the
American forces, specially commissioned to
negotiate with the English authorities upon
the San Juan occupation dispute.   As we so
frequently predicted the Washington Cabinet
has acted up to the present, time with honor
and straightforwardness.   They have, by the
selection of Gen. Scott, marked their disapproval ot the violent and unjustifiable steps
taken by Gen. Harney,  wherein he violated
tho recognized law of nations, and unneces-
Bariiy e,*ndang«rc<i4be frientUy relations which
-    i-.-.r /.viisteri bciivccn the American
The Chinese are said to have no religion
except that of honoring their ancestors, and
in these colonies it would appear as if exploded customs of the past, rather than tho
: improvements of tlie age, attracted tho most
j votaries.
It is notorious that tbo differences in word
and opinion, even among those to whom we
should look for tho brightest example of
honor, courtesy, and temper, have assumed a
serious magnitude, tending in some instances
to militate against the public service, and in
all to restore to the imagination the realization of by-gone days, when mens' passions
exercised unlimited sway, provided always
that the one appeal, to units, lOOS not refused,
if demanded.
First on the list of those questionable dif
ferenccs which have become notorious in
these colonies, was the case of Colonel Moody,
versus his chief officer, Captain Grant. The
Colonel on a certain occasion, denying (hat
Captain Grant had ever reported the brig
" Recovery," as available for return to her
owners, and the Captain as stoutly averring
to tho contrary, a dispute which lasted many
days, and terminated by Captain Grant defy-
1 |iig tho Commandant, and producing a  wit
ness to prove the accuracy of-his, (Captain
Grant's) assertion; but the colony was the
loser, and had to pay for the services of the
vessel during (he time the Colonel persisted
in retaining her. By this misunderstanding
the public certainly did not profit, nor did I
the animus engendered between the Commissioner of Lands and Works, and his chief;
officer, in any May facilitate the arrangement
of public business.
Next in chronological order was the Trutch
Survey case, when Colonel Moody would have
| compromised British Columbia in a debt of
, 150,000 or 200,000 dollars, bul for tho vigi-
i lance and  discretion of tho Governor; the
Colonel avowing as an excuse for making an
indiscreet contract, for tho survey of a quantity of almost unsaleable land, the receipt of
His Excellency's authority, which bad never
been given—a case  hinted at by tho Colonist
■ some weeks since.
Still   more   recently,  the  columns  of  the
' press    have   teemed   with    the    Attorney
General's fracas,  which   by no  means   ro-
i dounded to tlie dignity of the bar, and within
the last few  days it has  been reported thai
the  Sheriff has figured rather conspicuously
', in an affair not without   ils scandal, and ano-
i iber gentleman in tlie hand Ollice is  said to
i have indulged in  some  eccentricities which
■ called forth the indignation of a gallant
j officer who was present, at   a  recent,  ball
i when we should have hoped, (be presence of
the fair sex would have prevented tho occurrence of such a scene. It must bo admitted
thai if we aim to command tho respect of (he
mother country and of neighbouring ones, we
must learn to respect ourselves and to follow in
the march of iiTtelh3iittt."il-andn>cral-invpro-vc-.
ment which has in Europe, more especially
in England, almost banished violence and altercation from society. What measure can
be adopted for remedying a total absence of
this effort   it may be difficult to suggest, but
: so far as the Government officials tire con-
■ cerned, if (here he a fire-brand among them,
. or one whose business habits arc so slovenly,
| or whose memory serves him so ill that no
| one can act with him, by all means let him be
got rid of, as (he interests of the public cannot be. sacrificed to ill-temper, conceit, tin-
punctuality, nor   upon   tlie   plea   oi   nun   mi
We are glad to find that a few enterprising
gentlemen have been endeavoring to establish
a company for supplying (bis (own with gas,
and we feel that tho accomplishment of their
wishes, would not only prove of inestimable
benefit to us now, but by enabling the
authorities to make propor arrangements for
lighting the streets, a great, prevention
to crime and accident hereafter. Tho Colonist, in its remarks upon the petition of (he
proposed company, cries "down with monopolies," as though ils voice were (he sword
of "Brcnnus," but it brings forward no argument why these speculators should not
receive the support oftho Government to the
extent set forth in the petition. For our part
wo most cordially wish them success, and can
see no possible reason why they should not
have a monopoly for a limited term—say
seven or fourteen years—not alone they, bul
any other bod) who may be desirous of increasing our comforts, by means of such undertakings. The Government cannot help us;
therefore, if wu can find men willing to aid
us with (heir money, by all means let us help
ourselves, and if necessary, open out roads
into tho agricultural districts, by granting
toll monopolies to those who will construct
them either hero or in British Columbia. Tho
English parliament have never objected to
grant monopolies upon similar occasions, and
we have personally witnessed the establishment of gas and water companies in almost
every colony under the British Crown, where
in each case, a limited monopoly has invariably been accorded, and it is preposterous to
sa-iipGse that men cvy*i b_c found willingto
; risk so large a sum as would be required to
| establish a Gas Company here, unless they
1 receive some guarantee that their rights shall
not be infringed upon till they have been in
some measure reimbursed for the outlav.
Tub PapkuiiIn-ii's " Clincher."/—Wo oxplnlmod to
our diminutive cotemporary on a former occasion, that
our memory served us so well, that we had no need to
refer to " files of papers," to recruit it respecting the
date of the Irish famine. But since he has given us a
" clincher," and quotes an American paper us his authority, we beg lo call his attention to the. following
paragraph, which he will find in Forney's Philadelphia
Press, of Tuesday, Sept. 26th, which wc presume he
will take as an authority.
In   an  article headed " Einpressine,"  speaking  ofa
pamphlet signed \Y. B. published some years before, it
says:—"The publication we see by the imprint, was
ls-IT, the year of the famine, when tho United relieved the necessities of .starving Ireland, weeks before
John Hull did anything more than hold out vague
promises of relief."
We will say nothing of the delicacy of the allusion
by tho Philadelphia editor to a "favor conferred," but
i wc must call our cotemporary's attention to Iho " clin-
J cJior," contained in the paragraph quoted.
Tub Has Petition.—We are enabled to state, upon
undoubted authority, that the petition presented to the
House of Assembly for the granting exclusive privileges
to a Gas Company, was not rejected upon the ground
of nnv objection to graining those exclusive privileges
 all men with one grain of common sense being aware
that every company that has ever been established in
England, has had the monopoly granted to them for a
certain number of years, as the only means of inducing
capitalists to risk their money—but from the fact that
it wns deemed better to defer its consideration until a
future period.
Pioxeeb and Democrat.—-In the Pioneer am! Democrat of 12th inst.. wc find un interesting -account ofa
canoe trip to Ncnli Hay and ('ape Flattery; Viwicouver
Island, and the following compliment to one of our fellow colonists is worthy of notice. The pnrngrnpli is
headed •• Race Rocks:"—" Wc reached Raco Rocks at (J
p, nt.. and went ashore to cook supper, during which
operation Mr. Webster and myself weni to iheliousc of
some s,tilers to purchase milk and potatoes. We were
kindly furnished with the latter, but there was no n ';
on the premises. We were however entertained by one
of tlie proprietors with some glorious music, performed
by biiu on iivulveil trumpet, (cornel a piston,) ofa new
construction, which he had recently brought, he said,
from London. I have hoard some of the best trumpet
players in the world, but certainly, whether from force
of imagination or surrounding circumstances, it seemed
to me that the notes of that instrument, so wild und
beautiful, Unexpectedly sounded on a rocky nnd romantic
portion of Vancouver's Island, surpassed them all. 1
did not learn the player's name, but 1 ran assure him
that the beautiful air of Balfe's,." The Light of other
Days lias Faded," can be executed by few performers on
the instrument he so skilfully bundled."
We are happy to read the above compliment to the acknowledged musical talent of Mr. Cootc Chambers, the
unknown " trumpeter" of Rocky Point.
Pits Versus Convulsions.—The Colonist of Friday
says the "Toronto Leader gives Governor Douglas
"lits." A correspondent informs us that a perusal of
the paragraph in the Colonist has seal many of his
friends into convulsions—of laughter at tho refined elegance of the metaphor.
Major Downik.—We learn that His Excellency Governor Douglas, upon hearing from Mr. George Burnett,
who was one of the Queen Charlotte Island cxpedi-
tioners, that a number of miners of their party had
gone across to Port Simpson, and would he likely to
waul provisions, sent a good supply to Major Downie,
which we-:',ve loiiiny to ii,,,] lia,| fopep received. Too
much cannot be said for the promptitude with which
Governor Douglas acted in this matter.
Unconstitutional or otherwise, we cordially approve of the proposed conference between the Governor und Council and the  Legislative Assembly, ns we
i consider that it is the best nnd quickest method of settling
the important question of the extension ol the Franchise, and so far from meriting censure, the Speaker
Dr, Uclincken, is deserving of the greatest commendation for his endeavors to bring this important subject
, to a conclusion in this session of the House, which but
for this proposition would probably have been thrown
out altogether.
Thanks.—To Wells. Fnrgo, k Co., Messrs. Frccmnm
& Co., W. F. Het-re, Hibben .v. Curswoll, and purser
Lowell, steamer Julia, for many favors.
Tin: Eliza   axnunsoN.—Vi>atcril»jr afternoon, at the
time the Eliza Anderson was about taking her departure for N'ew Westminster, she was seized by the Sheriff
of Vancouver Island.    The cause for such a proceeding
I was. we understand, the fact  of her having been sold
. for §35,000 by Messrs. Scranton und Wright, of which
i sale other joint owners, via : Dr. Tu/o. Messrs. Graham,
| kc, hud not been  apprised.    We understand the mat-
I ter was temporarily arranged by the signing of bonds
i guaranteeing her return to this port, and she look her
I departure ut the appointed time, with a large freight
\ and  n   number of passengers  for  British  Columbia.
] The   Wilson   ti.   l/iiul will   take  the  Eliza  Anderson's
: place, running between this port and New Westminster.
The 11. B. Steamer Otter, arrived in port (his after"
I noon, having the Carnatic in low, loaded with lumber
j for England.
Indian   Impudence.—Some time since,-a  friend of
i ours left n pair of boots with Mr. Cary, bootmaker, in
Government-street, to be repaired.    Upon the occasion
of the recent   fire at Messrs.  I'ultrick and Co.'s, these
I boots, us well  as others, were  purloined, und  nothing
| was heard of them until last Saturday, when a Siwash
had  tho   coolness to  oiler the  identical   boots   to  Mr.
Gary for sale, and appeared exceedingly surprised nt
receiving more kicks than halfpence in payment.
We have to request that Correspondents speaking of
the " Paperling," will please to remember that its
designation is the Victoria Gazette, and not the Gazelle.
which is a Government sheet published by authority.
'I'o "Ignoramus."—We are not able to' answer your
query as to what dictionary of the English language
tlie Victoria Gazelle refers to, when it culls our attention to Webster, we arc not conversant with that
author as a Lexicographer of tho English language,
Query.—Vou are right. No advertisement of a
dissolution of partnership, or other lee;iil notice can bo
quoted in n Court of Law, in nn English colony, unless
inserted in the Government official Gazette, which is
published at tho office of the New Westminster
The Colonist, in its notice of Thursday's races, rc-
imirks on the cool reception of Governor Douglas by
the people, as though il were usual or desirable to
impart an official or formal complexion to the private
visit of His Excellency to a race course, or any other
place of amusement, but the Governor's enemies will
have to resort to somo more forcible arguments to
prove bis unpopularity, than the too apparently visible
spleen and personal animosity which evidently inllu-
enced tlie unscrupulous writer of the race report, in the
l-'oxSRi Ali'iioxse KainVlbr.—We, were grieved to
learn the dealh of this worthy and highly respected
gentleman, which melancholy event occurred at Sun
Francisco, suddenly on the Hill. lilt. Iu him it may be
truly said Victoria has lost one of her warmest supporters, und most enterprising townsmen. His loss is
much felt by a large portion of our community.
British Columbia,—A miner who bus just returned
from the neighborhood of Fort George, named Lewis,
gives n very favorable account of the upper country.
He prospected nlong the banks of the River some hundreds of miles, nnd everywhere could have made, good
wages; bitterly he had mined in company with eight
othors on a very extensive lint, six miles below tho
mouth of Qucsncll River; the dirt wns three nnd-ii-luilf
cent dirt, yielding six dollars a day to the hand with a
rocker. On his way down he met several parties ascending the river in boats ; he estimates the. number of
diggers between Lytton und Fort George nt 100, most
of them intended to remain during the winter.
Per Brother Jonathan :
By Messrs. Wells, Fargo k Co $'!i,804 00
"      Freeman k Co    n,:uio 00
Total $40,10-1 oo
Making a total for the month of October of $125,700,
or $10,1)00 over the shipments in September,
The " Brother Jonathan" arrived from San Francisco
on Wednesday last, and left lhc same day with eighty
passengers for Unit port.
The October Race Meeting of Victoria, came off m,
Thursday last, on the race course at Beacon Hill,
Although the threatening aspect of the weather in the
morning, miglil have deterred numbers from attending
vet the concourse of people was both numerous and
respectable. The plentiful sprinkling of marines and
l.ien-of-wars-men gave an animated und pleasing up.
penrance to the scene. The ground was in beautiful
condition, and although the horses could scarcely merit
the title of "racers-" yet their general appearance, wit.
one or two exceptions, was creditable. Tlie first race
which   was tlie Queen's  Plate,  for a purse of $130
weight !» stoni—heals—commenced about 1 o'clock.
'rt.e •,,.'/..,'.'.:•..- were the horses entered:—Mr. Skin.
ivor's  " Bed  Fern,"   Mr. Parker's "Moustache," Capt, I
Henry's  "Old  Bake,"   Capt.  Ba/.elgette's   " Badge.,1
Mr.   Wallace's   '-White   Slocking,''   bul   only   <'I't,j
Fern" and "Moustache," took the  field.    The latter, j
I however, distancing his competitor, won in a heat.
SE(.oNI)   RACE.
This was a hurdle race for a purse of $100. AVfigln|
11 stout—heats.
The following were  the horses  that run, withtluiil
respective  riders;—Mr.  Skinner's   "John   Grey,'..I
(Skinner;) Mr. Pomberton's "Carrots,'' (J. D. Pcmber.l
I ton.)   llealon's "Black   Prince," (J, O. Postonj) P«.|
ker's   -eld John,"   (E.  Shoot;)   Mason's »Ercboi,'1
(Chns.   Good;)   Capt.   Blake's   "Iron   Duke," (Capi
Blake;) Harris's "George," (J. Golding.
An excellent .-tut opined this race, and the appear.!
nnce of both horses and riders was extremely credit!
able. As they mured the lirst hurdle in admlrabkl
order, the "tiptoe of expectation" was at its hoighj
and many were the "black prophecies" foretold ofi...j
late of some ol'the "gentlemen riders." The chargsl
of th" French squadrons on the British lines at WattJ
loo were scarcely more disastrous lo the order of ;_>"
Gallic troops on  that   occasion, than   was  the 3 fcull
inch hurdle to -on f the gallant jockeys on ThursdiJ
Dm- gentleman  being so anxious to pay bis respectiW
lhc  obstacle   in  question, detaching  himself Crura bj.
horse, and fortunately omitting so much of his wonii
urbanity as to  keep his discovered a X»|
west passage through the hurdle, and joining compul
with bis astonished steed which had gone over, clcmi-j
remounted,  without much injury.   Another imitate!
the well known action of the funny pony  in the ciltal
bv avoiding the difficulty ii  was intended hosboii
••clear."   Some kind of older, however, was restored"/
the scattered   forces,  until the second  hurdlowMW
I. proaclled., when  a few more  tumbling  feats were it]
complished.    the "Gallagher' lioYSi! was "made in
I favorite, us little as   2 to   I   being taken against li;J
| Unlike his stable companion, however, he
| his character in the lirst heat!   Mr. Pomberton's"Citl
: rots" scattered the rest ol the field, and came ini
his owner having rode him admirably throughout.  1
returning to scales, however, an  objection wis lif
against him for having gone on the wrong side of ill
post     An examination by the stewnrds, on theevidtd
of the oilier jockeys took place, and "Carrots" was il
' qualified.    A great many regretted that so uiifurtiiu',
u mistake occurred, us the conduct of both rider i
horse justified the wannest encomiums,    Here we
| venture to rein.irk that  it  would  be desirable all
' future race meeting, to have the posts marking I
course  more  distinguishable than they have liithtt
been.    By this autre temps, Mr. llealon's " Prince" *l
'declared the winner,  und  Capt. Blake's "Iron Dtq
second,    duly three horses started for the second iii
which   was won. after  an  exciting  struggle, bv "111
l>ukc."    Mr.  ITeaton's "Prince" having  bolted kii
i middle  of this  heal, only two  horses—Mr. Skiimt|
"John drey"  and  the "Iron   Duke,"  started for1
- third heal.    This was the finest running of tlieilav...
the excitement was immense; as both horses ncaredt
.last hurdle, the " Iron Duke" having slightly tlivifl
' a   rather   unfortunate   incident   here   occurred, i
clerk of the course, having in his endeavor to ktcf 1
'track clear, broken a portion of the hurdle.   Scitj
persons, immediately rushed forward to put the fcij
in order, which  only bad the effect of annoying I
horses.    Capt.  Blake, however, cleared the iniiHl'l
the hurdle, but Mr.  Skinner, taking  the  highest ;
his horse tripped and the rider was thrown.    The hi
however was immediately remount id, but Cnptnir.l J
had already  arrived at  the  winning post and Until
the race.    A well-merited ovation was paid tlicp/
Captain by the marines nntla large number of the ff
spectators.    Considering that  two stone was give!
the oilier competitors in the race, every praise is d;r
the rider of " Iron Duke."
Which was the Victoria Sweepstakes, (catoh-we:*!
and heats) concluded the day's sports. Four h(J
started: Mr. Parker's "Sal"; Mr. John Cole's u\
Not"; Mr. Rickardson's "Marwitch"; Mr. Tartl
" Slasher"; but the race was evidently betweenI
Pin ker's "Sal," and "Slasher," the former horse, bj
ever, look the lead in both heals and wns deifl
The utmost hilarity and good order prevailed turti
out the day, and the arrangements were cluirfti'tt*H
by good judgmenf aud tuste.
About a mile below N'ew Westminster tfe 'I
river, is divided into the channel called respcctive'l
North and South  Arms.    The Delta Included ill
1 boundaries is the first spot worthy of. attention ml
' suit of agricultural bind, from its proximity to tl"l
ilnl nnd to navigation. It comprises about 00,0001
of land, almost half of which is cranberry swum,!
tho other half a rich prairie, with deep, black"!
and luxuriant, healthy grass, interspersed ivit'l
vetch und clover. There is at present an uii«';f
about the exact height of the river at its ovcrlij
those parts, some asserting that the ineadowliuaj
overflows at all—others, that it only does so ivtil
river is unusually high as it was this summer, "l
as it may, the. laud in question is free from idltf'I
i disadvantage for about  111 months in the year,*■
the (ni'i_tai>f exporting'^cranberries is turning0"1!
| successful, nntl-will prove more so at a iiiliii^*!
Immediate presence of that, article in la.-ejer^uHr
is another promising feature of this land,   I"s!l
tor of regret that  this Delta  is not  now covert!
fat cattle and sheep, for the towns on the river s"!
ill supplied  with  fresh  meat.    The land nortl'l
North Arm is generally heavily timbered, but !■■
is vory good, and will be a valuable adjunct l0'rj
ric.    Some patches of grass land and cranberry'J
exist north,-near the mouth of this head of w'l
Tho hind south of the South Arm, and csteiij
tho 40th parallel, I have not personally visited- 1
immediate benk of the river  it is a prairie, iWJ
character to the Delta.   Thoy cover n large trMj
ing, in its approach to the boundary, to nlgl
more wooded land.   I have been informed, f'*l
authority, that the land here is of the very ricM'I
lly, and'will prove of much  value eventually;
New Westminster, the first spot of interest"..
river,  and the  meadows  which skirt its '"'Jl
river enters the Fraser on its north bank, abon f
above  tho  town—a remarkable conformnU01'!
called  St.    Mary's Hill, forms its boundary |
north, and Mason, now  Douglas  Island, on if
Proceeding about two miles from St. Mary8 1
come in  sight, of a small  schooner <VK1'(JU"1)|
bunk, and  the opening  in the trees reveals s j
smoke  curling   gracefully   upwards, and lirl
most welcome sight greets you—small and ,m''J
I must confess, but yet gratifying in the cxti-|
first farmstead in British Columbia.
AH communications addressed to the Editor must have
real signatures, nol necessary for publication, but
merely as a guarantee of good faith, and must be
written on one side of the paper only. We are
not  responsible  for  the  opinions of our corres
To the Editor N. W. Times.
I read with much interest an article a short time
ago, (on the emancipation of slaves,) from the
London Times. Everybody who lias lived in
the ill-fated British Colonies of the West Indies.
must admit the bitter truth of everything there advanced. Beautiful islands, which wi n once the pride and
boast of the Carribcan Sen, have become, or ure rapidly-
becoming deserted : a large and wealthy body ol' pro-
jrietors have been reduced to poverty, and a contented
and peaceful peasantry have become utterly demoralized and useless.
A few years ago. all was prosperous aud flourishing.
Now, ruined bouses, dismantled milk, and deserted
fields, everywhere for. i the conviction on one's mind
that decay has taken a firm root iu those islands, whose
value was once inestimable. Men who once possessed
thousands, now count their incomes by twenties, and
there are cases well known, of persons w ho, born to alllu-
encc iu the British West Indies, have died wretched,
friendless, und penniless iu the streets of London.
Houses, which have resounded with mirth, and were
made gay by the light of "Western hospitality, arc uow
ruined or empty, or if occupied, their owners are no
longer able to open their doors nnd extend a welcome
to all, as they once did, but are obliged to live by
themselves, crestfallen and heart-broken, overwhelmed
with debt and distress—their fair fields which of old
vielded them gol leu harvests, now cither lie uncultivated and neglected, or sink yearly under increasing
mortgages, und at iength depart from them never to return—and the old name which has been loved and honored, from generation te generation, remains only in
the memory of those to whom it was a comfort, and a
This is im exaggeration of the wretched state to
which those islands have been reduced by ihe unwise
and reckless legislation of the mother country. The
Government and Parliament permitting themselves to
be led by a score or two of well-ineiiniiig, bul misinformed people, decreed the emancipation ol all slaves
on British soil, nnd negroes who had been slave- lor
years, ignorant and uneducated, in a moment received
nil the privileges of an intelligent white man. They
did not—ihey could not understand their position; .ni--
takiug indolence for freedom, and insolence for independence—they have gradually sunk to utter wortli-
lessncss, a'nd'now'Sil'itbuse Hire-rights tricy possess as-
citizens. Hypocritical and dissolute, they have no
reverence for the lies that bind socii ty togcthdf, many
of them sink into early graves and mosl ol' them become enervated from the effects of premature dissipation. Insolent and presuming, thoy feel the power
they possess in the labor market, and delight in exhibiting it to their employers and lastly, insolent beyond
measure; nnd with merely nominal wants, thoy refuse
to give the labor which is absolutely necessary for the
cultivation i<( the soil, and it is no uncommon case to
sec a negro prefer tilth, starvation, and disease, lo the
slight exertion it would cost him to earn his bread.
The women arc worse if anything than the men ; thev
pretend to no virtue, and they have none. Main
tiling have been tried to slop the progress of these
terrible evils, but year by year they seem to become
woise. and now we can only gaze in despair upon the
ruin it i- not in our power to avert. And all this is
undoubtedly to be attributed to the hoata u III, which
the Home Government did thai which should have, been
the work of years. No colonist wished that the blot of
slavery should still stain the fair escutcheon of England—but ns British subjects, they had a right to demand that tho work of emancipation should ben slow
and gradual process. None the less sure for that—and
that they should not be forced to sec their homes and
fortunes, and their children's homes and fortunes sacrificed to the absurd extravagance of fanatical theorist?.
It wns absurd to suppose that u people, who had been
plunged for years in slavery, should at once become
able, as though by inspiration, to understand and appreciate the manifold blessings ol' liberty. Ii was
natural, that all restraint being at once removed, they
should become intoxicated and lose themselves. The
best preparation for liberty is not years of moral and
social degradation. Much that is evil should have been
eradicated, and their minds required almost entirely
reforming—but, nol nil this was disregarded. England was in one of her periodical fits of virtue—in
which, as Macaulay says, she always makes herscll
supremely ridiculous—and the consequence was, all
reason was set at nought. Loyal Englishmen wore
foully wronged, fair lands desolated, ancient halls ruined
and depopulated, a whole people demoralized and undone—and, it is our firm belief, the yoke yet more
strongly riveted upon the necks ot Spanish and American slaves, whose masters shrink from the thought ot
encountoring the unhappy fate that has befallen English colonists. Jamaica, Antigua, nnd Dominica, are
very properly advanced by the London Times, as the
places where tho worst evils if slave emancipation are
apparent. Those islands have been utterly ruined by
it. and nobody who has not .resided in them can form
any idea of the evil thai has resulted from it. All the
rest of the llrilisli west Indies with the exception of
Barbadoes, (the extraordinarily largo population of
which has saved it for il time.) have still'crcil more or
less—and il must be distinctly understood that
all those remarks apply only to those islands und their
population. In this colony, we are bound to admit thnt
the colored portion of the community are intelligent,
industrious, well conducted and sober, and ns such
deserving of our utmost respect and consideration, and
I may repeat that had emancipation been made progressive, instead of sudden, there is no reason to suppose
that, tho British west India Colonies would not now
have been tho home of n happy, industrious, and enlightened people.
■ o	
To the. Editor of the New Westminster Times.
Sir,—Tho course suggested in it letter acl-
clj-jgsod toj-ho Editor of the Victoria Gazette
. of Saturdaj* iast,*in reference to raising a
loan, to be expended in opening up by means
of roads, communication with the interior of
British '"Columbia, would, if carried out, bo
a great benefit to that Colony ; provided the
gentlemen chosen as members of tho proposed Commission, wore men of known experience,   having   the confidonco of  tho com.
m unity.
I would venture to suggest the following
gontlomen :—The Commissioner of Lands and
Works, Colonel Moody, the lute Surveyor
General of Ceylon, Captain W. D. Gossott,
whose able management of his department
m thnt Colony is spoken of with praise, by
all who are conversant, wilh Ceylon politics,
and whose opinion on mattors connected wilh
the development oftho resources ofa young
colony, would carry weight with the Homo
Government. Judge Bogbio, who if not a
.surveyor, has at least experience in the different trails, having traversed them fro-
(juontly.    C.  Brew, Esq., Commissioner of
Police, whose residence at Yale has made him
very popular with the miners; and II. M.
Ball, Esq., the Magistrate of Lytton, whose
able repori on the trails in bis district proves
11iiii to lie it close observer.
If these gentlemen were appointed on the
Commission, a mass of information, of the
most valuable character would be obtained,
adding irreatly to our knowledge of the interior of British Columbia, and its agricultural, pastoral, arborecultural, and mineral resources, which alone would amply repay any
expense tin' Commission might be to the
< lolony.
A British Colombian.
.:. (let. 20, 1859.
To the Editor of the'Sew Wkstsissteb Timf.s.
Sin:—From a casual obsei ration of your paper, and
ih,- off-hand style of the articles I observe in it. you
will excuse me il I attempt to address you. und if you
should deem my letter of sufficient general interest
you will perhaps insert it in the Times.
Allow mo to say, by way of apology, that I do not
belong, by profession or by practice, to any but the
■lass who are honored with the title of hard laborers,
and when 1 lake the pen, it is after I have laid down
the pick, plane, or tie- Indian paddle, for the lime
being, and have lit up my cabin for the evening, lo
renew my daily labors with the returning day-light.
I have now been a little over sixteen months on
Frascr River, most of the time at Fort Hope. I have
been on this coast sine' 1846; have explored the entire
oast from California to Fraser River; from the Pacific
Ocean to the ton of the Rocky Mountains; was in the
nines iu California, in 1849, and have no complaint to
make against Ihe mines there: they paid-iiie liberally
in' my five months' work. I have no complaint to make
igainst British Columbia as a mining, lumbering, or an
igriciiltural country, I can prove to the satisfaction of
my reasonable mind that the mines are nil right, that
ihe country is abundantly capable of sustaining as
lense a population as there is iii California, It is preferable to any portion of either of the Camillas, or of
ihe provinces on the eastern part of this continent.
Vou will perceive I have made a bold statement, but,
sir I have not been idle since I have been here, my eyes,
lars, and bands, have nil been employed.
As io the extent of the mine-, thev equal Californin :
i< lo richness, they have not yet been prospected, and
with ihe present facilities for supplies they will not be
'or live years to come. The life and energy, the
nine and sinew, in prospecting the country are nil
•on-iiineil in attempting to keep up a self-sustaining
ind ex;., nsive government, and having no equitable
ind liberal system to make the miner feel that be can
i.x a permanent location in ihe country. The miner,
ir the man who proposes to open a farm, is made to
feel that h" is not wauled lo slop in the country, he is
old Ivy the officials " if he docs not like the govern-
iH ill. io-h.ol bottci I Mil.1:'' while iie is certain he has
no voice iu legislation, no permanent prospect in the
'ountry, and no encouragement to invest his capital, or
o slop, he feels himself bound to leave, as soon as he
an raise the means of going elsewhere, hence he will
io! prospect, he will not open a farm, be can do
better elsewhere, and makes bis arrangements accordingly.
Excuse the length of this article and in case you
deem this worth a place I will continue, '.'.ml go into
detail in future.
An Old Resident.
[(bir correspondent complains in tlie above letter, of
the conduct of officials iu British Columbia, whom he
says till parties desirous of becoming permanent settlers in the Colony, that if they have any grounds of
complaint, 'they had better leave the country." We
should teel much indebted if our correspondents would
numoU no witli tbo names of any parties who have
been guilty of any sucll folly, and we promise that tlie
authorities and public shall bo made acquainted with
their utter unfitness for their positions.—Ed.]
M'itkl lufcllmcittc.
II. M. S. Plumper, Capt. (i. W. Richards, is still on
survey duty above Nanaimo. .She is expected Do return
to Esquimalt harbor,
ii, m. vessels in esquimalt ii.utnon.
Canoes, Captain Fnlford; Hag of Rear Admiral
Baylies. C. I!. ,&c.
Pylades, Capt. Michael de Courcy.
TuinrxK. Cnpt. Hornby.
II. M. S Satellite, Captain Provost, is at Griffin
Bay, San J linn, representing a British naval force nt the
disputed island.
lit are happy to learn that Lieut. Sheepshanks of
the Ganges, is progressing favorably towards recovery
from his late severe accident.
A rumour prevail.-, that a grand field day will take
place at Colwood, on Wednesday, 2nd inst., at Eleven
o'clock, when the seamen of the Boyul Navy, and Marines, will be lauded with field pieces, to practice military evolutions.
At Victoria, on Thursday, L'Tlh October, from Hie effect.? of tt paralytic stroke, James eldest son of tho late
Hugh Chambers, Esq., of Clontarf, County Dublin, Ire
land, aged '.111 years and feven months.    Much and de
servedly regretted and respected.
DICKSliN',   CAMPBELL ,x Co., corner   wharf and
Johnson streets-
Brandy, ,'!."i hhds Marlell. Marett's and Imperial ;
Do     200 cases Imperial;
Do     Kill ditto Cognac;
Rum, 25 .( csks line old Jamaica;
Whisky, 2 puncheons Irish;
Sbeiiy. ill .' csks medium and superior;
Port, 28 ]     do do
Do J.'l do   do fair;
10 cases, u choice article;
Champagne, (i,*i cases qts und pis;
Claret, lull cases ;
Ale, 25 hhds Bass No. .'!, new brew ;
Do Burton Brewery Co., and Moricc Cox & Co.
in bottles;
Pactcr«Jfari*c Ccx A Ce., do.
ii 1 -1 in
ICKSON,  CAMPBELL & Co.,  corner "Wharf and
Johnson streets—
Sheet, Lead ;
Pipe Lend ;
Galvanized Iron for Roofing;
Galvanized Buckets;
Hardware, an assorted invoice;
Tinware, do
Cement and Lime;
Gunpowder, best Hide;
Blasting Powder;
n 1-1 m
ICKSON,  CAMPBELL & Co., corner Wharf and
Johnson streets—
Blankets, scarlet and blue ;
Clothing, an assortment;
Roots und Shoes ;
Cordage mid Twine.
n 1-1 m
HARDWARE.—Builders', Agricultural, and General
nl-3m Johnson street.
WWINNARD, Pbopbiktou, Fort Langley, British
,    Columbia.
The Proprietor of the Langley Hotel, having re-built
ind enlarged his establishment, and furnished it so as
to afford First Class Accommodation to the travelling
public, respectfully solicits a continuance of the liberal
patronage hitherto bestowed on him. His table is always supplied with everything the market affords, and
served in the best style. Single rooms can always be
had. The sleeping apartments are furnished with
(rood beds. The best liquors will always be found at
the Bar. Travellers passing up or down the river, may
ilways depend on finding the best accommodation at
the Langley Hotel.
BS-JP'Storafre for merchandise on reasonable terms.
Fort Langley, B. C, Oct. 29, 1859. no-lte
APEATT, Boot und Shoe Manufacturer and Lea
.    ther Dealer/ Wharf street, next to British Colo
nisi Ollice, Victoria, V. I.
Custom-Mado  Boots  and  Shoes always on hand, of
the  best  description   and  warranted.    Repairs  don
neat and durable n 1
A MALACCA CANE, with a Silver Head, and the
following inscription. ■• E. II. K." the above was
the properly of the late Mr. James Chambers, nnd
much valued by his friends, who are desirous of recovering it, and will reward the tinder if necessary.
of Wednesday,  the   20th,
I" (1ST on the Evening of Wednesday, the 20th, a
j dark leather Masonic Powvetbook, containing
Holes, accounts, .tc. of no value except to the owner.
who will be much obliged if the finder will leave the
same at the ollice of tlie Xcw Westminster TinTes.
HE PARTNERSHIP  heretofore existing under the
mime and style, of DRIED k GRELLEY, is dis-
s dissolved bv mutual consent.
The  business  of the Colonial Restaurant will hereafter bo conducted by Sosthenea Dricrd.
nl Proprietor of the Colonial Hotel.
11IIE UNDERSIGNED, has just received direct from
England, a large assortment of Hardware, comprising :
Double bnrrel'd (Inns;
Spades, Shovels, and Picks;
Horseshoes and Horse-shoe Nails;
Smith's' Ipols;
Rakes. H6es and Forks;
Fry Pans;     — 	
Tin Ware;
Rim Locks,
Household Bellows:
And a variety of other  Hardware; which   he offers to
traders al less than Sun Francisco prices.
Up-Rivcr Traders  will do well to examine the stock
before purchasing goods below.
nl-3m Government Street.
A SESSION of this court is appointed to be holden
at the court House in Victoria, nn Monday, the
loui'teenlli day of November next ensuing, at the hour
of Ten iu the forenoon.
CARPENTER, Contractor, nnd Builder, corner of
Blancbanl and Kane-streets, near the church, is
propnred to contract for or superintend the erection of
Brick Buildings, Frame Cottages, Wood und Brick Fire-
Proof Stores and Dwellings, &c, all in the best style of
architecture und in the cheapest and best workmanlike
A long experience in Europe and the United States,
and a perfect knowledge of his profession, arc a guarantee that any work entrusted to him shall be satisfactorily executed.
Plans, drawings, and specifications, made in even-
style at the shortest notice. ocll-3m
E.x Latest Arrivals.
JAMAICA Rum, in puncheons and hogsheads.
McKenzie,  k Co.'s  superior Scotch  Whiskey, in
Stewart k Co.'s superior Scotch Whiskey, in piinchs.
Superior French Brandies, in qr, casks.
Bynss, & Co.'s Bottled Ale, in pints
Ind & Cope's Burton Ale, in qrts and pints.
Tooth's Bottled Ale in qrts.
Oregon Cider, in cask and bottle.
Dull' Gofdon's superior Pule Sherry.
Gonzales, do       do       do
Superior London Bottled Port Wine.
By the Undersigned,
K/~V/\ Mats Batnvia Rice.
?)\ f\ r 50 kegs Scotch Oatmeal.
2i)ii casks superior Salt Beef.
Booksellers and Stationers.
DEALERS in Standard, School, and Mlscol lnneou
Books. Novels,
Staple and Fancy Stationery,
Blank Books,
(iold Pens, and fine Pocket Cutlery,
Drawing and Photograph Paper,
• Tracing Paper nnd Tracing Cloth,
Gift Books, and Annuals.
Stationer's Hull, Yates-strcet.
October 2,">th, 1859. lm
C 11 E A P    F 1* E h ! U
1T10 enable families to  supply themselves with  Fuel
or the approaching winter, we shall, until further notice, sell the best
in quantities of one Ton and upwards at Twelve dollars
per ton of 2,240 pounds.
JOHN   T.   LITTLE   &   CO.,
Agent Victoria Coal Company.
Victoria, September 23, 1859.. nl-lm
business Jlircttonr.
DR.  RUMSEY  has  removed  his   otfice from   the
Clifton House to the building occupied  by Dr.
Manley, in Trounce street. nl-tc
J    I). CARROLL.  Yatcs-street,  between  Wharf and
• Government-streets, Importer and Wholesale and
Retail dealer in Wines and Liquors. tc
COMMISSION   MERCHANTS,   Victoria,   Vancouver
KO.  49   ST.  JAMES'   STHEET,
COMMISSION    MERCHANTS,   Corner   Wharf   and
Johnston-streets,  Victorin,   V.   I.   Dickson,  De
Wolf & Co,, Merchant-street, San Francisco.
TV P1IF.LAN. cornei of Yates and Government-streets
J-• Victoria, dealer in Groceries, Provisions, Crockery,
und Glassware. tc
Surgeon, 4c.
OFFICE  in  Trounce's-allcv,   between   Government
and Y
fates-street, Victoria.
TOWN LOTS, in various quarters, and farming lands
for sale. Money to loan on real estate, in town.
Debts collected, Accounts and Average Statements
adjusted. lm
/COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Albert Wharf, Victoria,
^    Vancouver  Islam', and Battery-street, San Fran
cisco. California.
■ Victoria, Oct. 19th, 1859.
"\T7"E, the undersigned, Property-holders, Householders,
'' and residents of the town of Victoria, alarmed by the
late fire, and justly fearing a more extensive conflagration, and judging from the past apathy of the people
and authorities, that it is now necessary for us to take
immediate action, for'thc preservation of our lives and
property, herewith subscribe the sum set opposite our
respective names, for the purpose of raising a sufficient
fund to purchase an Alarm Bell, and the necessary
apparatus for a Hook and Ladder Company, and that
we take immediate steps to organise the same :—
S   c S     c.
Bank of n. n. a. 50 OOReinhart nro 25 00
Hudson's nay oo.,        50 UOLiingley Bros 20 00
wells, Fin-go. .t co., per Hibben k oarswell     20 00
o c pendorgrast       50 00C B Young 25 00
sam'l price A CO 50 00,1 n Guild 10 no
Soulhgate k Mitchell 50 OOP Manetta 10 00
Dickson, Campbell k N Pointer lo un
co prc"W-wallaco~69--86;.!orris&-«> •-      10 00-
Janion k Green per 11 w /.elner 10 (jo
Rhodes 50 00G G rupron 10 On
G A Revnolds, & co   50 ooJ T Litrle 10 oo
J I) oarroll 50 OOJ P Pidwell 10 00
Edward Stamp, per A J G mckuv 10 00
F Main 25 00B D Griffin lu 00
a lt Green, A co
The Rt. lion, the Earl Talbot, K. O. Ac.
B. B.    Cabbell. Esq., . P., F. R. S., F. S. A.
Henry Pownall, Esq,
Sir Claude Scott, Dart*
Chairman.—Lieut Col. Lord A. Lennox.
Dep. Chairman.—T. C. Granger, Esq., M. P/
John Ashburner,'Esq., M. D,
T. C. Bntard, Esq,
J. P. Bathurst, Esq.
Sir Janies Cannichael, Bart,
John Gardiner, Esq.
Charles Osborn, Esq.
Assurances granted on the lives of persons in every
station of life, and every part of the world, on peculiarly
favorable terms.
Every facility afforded to persons assuring the lives
of others, so as to render sued policies effectual securities.
Persons proceeding beyond the limits: of Europe may
effect assurances on payment of moderate increased
Immediate annuities granted on liberal terms, afford-
ing great advantage to persons of limited income.
Deferred annuities may be purchased at rates which
secure a return of the whole or part of the premiums
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P E E R S A N I)   P R 0 T E G E E S.
Chapter VII.
While Alfred and Sophy were thus gaily chatting
and laughing, an old gentleman, who had entered the
church unperecived, hearing Alfred's merry laugh,
advanced hastily towards them, and catching hold of
the young mini's hands, exclaimed in accents ot unfeigned delight. "Lord St. Clair! my dear, deur boy!
bow overjoyed I nm to welcome you once more among
us: and looking so well, loo—so tall, so manly I But
I your laugh is still tho same : joyous und clear, its merry
tones indicate a heart unknown to care—untainted by
the world, and uiicontaminntcd by the sullen gloominess of the misanthropic Alfred Graham.''
"Mr. Dyucvor! you certainly are non campus mentis
1111 - morning," said Sophy, laughingly: "it is quite
dreadful to,.think upon the mistakes that you are
making: bin though this young gentleman seems disinclined lo sel you right, I cannot suffer you to remain
in ignorance thai it is Mr. Alfred Graham, not Lord
Si. Clair, whom vou have greeted with    i warm e wel-
Rustictisurbnnuni iiiurem inns pnupcre firlur.
Acccpissc cavo, vetci'cin ictus hospec nmiciim.
Once iqion a lime, which lime, we may add, was long
before the puffing, wheezing, shrieking locomotives of
the present day had superseded Unit time-honored,
though not over rapid conveyance, the slage coach, and
rendered the journey from the baud's End to John
0 Groat's house, a mere bagatelle—there duel1,, in one
of the most bountiful districts of thai county, celebrated far and wide lor the excellence of ils •• hops, cherries and pretty women," lour Trans-Atlantic renders
will understand by this the county of Kent.) u fanner.
cunning in all that appertained unto flocks and herds,
and the culture of the soil, but innocent as the newborn babe in Ihe ways and wickedness of the great
world of London, ll chanced that being on business
ul a neighboring assize made the acquaintiince
of a gentleman, by profession an attorney, and by birth
a Londoner, whom some professional busiuess bad
brought into thai locality.
Being pleased with his new acquaintance, and finding
him of a sporting turn, be i:i\ ited liiui to come down in
the shooting season  lor a  fortnight and  promised him J
some good sport.    Tlie invitation was readily accepted, ;
and al six o'clock in lhc evening of the ,'ilsl of August,
the Londoner made his appeal-mice nt bis friend's house. ;
A  mosl  agreeably spent   fortnight  resulted   from   his
visit, and he relumed to his chambers in London, with
n well lilled  bag of game, and  a   pressing  invitation :
from his host lo make bis house his home every year at
the same season.
Five or six years passed away,, and each succeeding
31st of August, punctually at six o'clock in the evening, the London lawyer was to be seen drawing up to
the door of his country friend's residence. Each visit
proved if possible more agreeable than its predecessor,
and at each departure nfter the customary farewells had
been exchanged, nn earnest entreaty on Ihe part, of our
legal friend was made, thai his host should visit biin in
return, and vary the monotony of his country life by
exchanging his own grazing pastimes for his friend'.-
Gray's Inn chamber...
Year after year his solicitations \in-w more urgent,
and at lust the good farmer, impelled less by any curiosity of his own to extend his know ledge of the world, j
than by the instances of his spouse and family circle,
(who thought that an opportunity of this description ',
should nol be disregarded), that lie should go lo London and see the King. God bless him—and the thou- oilier sights ui' llio great vnoU'ouolls, ne-
coptod his friend's reiterated invitation and promised to
call on him before many weeks had passed over his
We pass over the multitudinous preparations for his
journey, the shawls, comforters, relays ol sandwiches,
kc, deemed i:i those days, when the corpulent stage coachman was looked upon by the simple
villagers "as a son of Captain Cook, nnd the xcry guard
became in their unsophisticated eye- it Vasco de (lama.
The eventful day at  length arrived, and our country !
friend was deposited without mishap at the ollice of his i
legal acquaintance, whom  he found sealed at his high
desk, busily employed on some matter connected with I
his profession.
The Londoner expressed great gratification nt seeing
him, but begged lie would allow him lo liuisli the work
(he was engaged in. and then they would have time for .
a friendly  chat.    •• Vou  can just  walk  about  for  nn
hour," he added, " and seo the sights in the neighbor- :
hood.   But. by-lhc-bye," he observed, looking through i
the rails which adorned  the  top of his desk. •■ Where j
do you take your chop lo-dayV'    "AVhy I  be coom to
tak il with you," said the farmer, rather astonished at
the question.    ''Oh I very well,*' returned the lawyer, j
"I will introduce you to one of the best chop houses
in London.''
At the expiration of an  hour the farmer relurned,
and  the  two friends wended their way to a  famous '
house close by, and partook  of u sumptuous repast, i
The lawyer tin n  called   for  lhc bill, and   ran   his eyes
over the items.    Dinner 6 shillings, sherry ;"i  shillings. '
ale I  shilling, bottle ol port -I shilling-.'  Ila. 11 shil- I
lings, and it shilling for the waiter, 15 shillings, that's >
just scven-nnd-sixpence a-pieco,"produeingiit the same j
time   thnt   iimount    and   placing   il   on   tho   table. ]
AVithoul a uord. the  farmer look out  his purse  and
'• lumped" his share on the table too, and rose lo depart, i
"Wherewould you like logo to uon '.'" said the lawyer, i
" I'll devote myself lo your service for the resl of the !
day, and show you Mime ol our great sights."    The old
gentleman, who for the last few moments, had been
struggling lo suppress his emotion, gasped for breath
ut  this  enquiry,  and stared  at  his   soi-tlisont    host,
as if scarcely able to credit  the existence of such an i
amount ol cool impudence in any one individual, even
though a London attorney, at Inst burst forth : -I bees :
a going whoam,  I've  seen   enough  of your  Lunnon !
sights, I wish you a very good morning."    And off lie i
rushed wilh this very unceremonious farewell.
The indignation of lhc Old gentleman's family upon I
his arrival, at the treatment he had  received  from his j
London  friend,  of whose  acquoinliliico  I hey  bad   so :
boasted before their envious neighbors, cannot he described.    But tho farmer, his lirst burst of linger having
subsided,   rejected   such   propositions   of   revenge,
those of tearing the wretches hair, scratching his eyes
out, and so forth, and even  refrained from "giving ii
him." by letter.    '-Vim  leave il  lo me," ho said, "wo
shall see him down in the shooting season.    ,lusl wail
till he comes, and I'll talk lo en then."
The. inhospitable Londoner was soon forgotten, nnd
ceased to be u topic of conversation, till the return of
the 31st of August brought him again to their minds.
Great was the speculation, ns to whether or no he
would dure to shew his face among them again. The
farmer alone appeared confident of his coining, and was
not mistaken, for about six in the evening, excitement
was at its height, when one of the children exclaimed,
" here he comes father, I see his horse and gig." "Now
you stand buck nil rd'you," said the farmer, "you go
into the house nnd bring me a gridiron."
Thnt domestic utensil was accordingly brought, and
holding it behind his buck, the old man posted himself
upon the doorstop, just as the lawyer's gig drove up.
"Good day, old friend," said the lawyer. "Good
day. "Oh I Good day," returned the farmer." Then
holding the gridiron before his facc,anil lookinglhroiigh
the bars of it in imitation of the mils of the lawyer's
desk, he added, "Where do you lake your chop to-day,
eh I I wish you a very good day," and into the house
lie stalked, shutting the door behind him, and leaving
his discomfited friend to find his way to the village inn,
nnd tl.ero reflect nt his leisure, upon the farmer's just,
appreciation of his London
ipou bv such
Sophy-.   Al-
•• Impossible! I nm nol to be impo
a mischief-loving little pus- as you,
freil Gi'iihiun is "
'•Before you. mi   dear sir, upon my honor!" inter- j
ruptcd Sopliy, hastily, fearful of what might follow.
'■ Then why is ho "so silent? Is he ashamed to own
bis name '.'" asked ihe old gentleman, pettishly.
•• Something like it, my dear sir," responded Alfred,
wilh un arch rebellious smile: •• for I do uot quite admire Ihe ch irai ii r j hi seem inclined to append to it ;
however I will do my utmost to inspire you with a
belter opinion of me. .hough I fear a fortnight will be
too -hurt a lime to effect much in. unless indeed I
could prevail on you to cast aside all prejudice, and
forget that you have ever known Alfred Graham until
to-day !"
"Thai would not be very difficult," said Mr. Dyvenor,
gazing on tho countenance of lhc animated youth, "for
you do nol in the least resemble the self-willed boy
who, in years gone by, can.'.dine more trouble than
all my other pupils put together; but I want to hear
something of my favorites. Is Lord St. Clair quite
well, andean 1 sec him if 1 go up to the Court this |
"My cousin and I lunched at Mrs. Fitzmolton's, and
I hardly think be can have relurned yet. because I
have heard some talk about a drive, in which. 1 believe
be was to accompany that lady and her daughter!"
"Oh. indeed! but he will come down to the parsonage this evening. I know the dear fellow will be eager
to see his old tub r."
•• I don't  know what his engagements are, so will I
not undertake lo promise  for him," said   Alfred,  hesitatingly; -but   lam satisfied that his regard for you
continues unabated, though it   may not  be  so  openly
express.,- I."
" Your seem intended  to prepare mc for some ]
change in him : I dislike inuendo. so sav ui once what
alteration  shall I   find in him,   nlio,  when he left us. j
we- ii fine, fri ". and open-hearted u youth us ever the
sun shone on !"
•■ And is now one of 1 lie most pompons, dignified..
disagreeable, stern-looking young men I ever saw.
Talk of his iilf'ability I why, he would hardly condescend to hear, much less reply to, my dear father's
expressions of pleasure at seeing him again at Border-
dale," said Sophy, whose usually mild and gentle temper was roused into impetuosity by the slight her j
best-loved parent had received from the self-conceited '
young lordliiig.
"Can ii be rc.illv so ? If other lips had breathed
il, 1 would have deemed it a mosl foul aspersion ; but I
you are truth itself, Sopliy, and though I cannot doubt. \
I shall never cease to wonder and lament over the de- !
gencriicy of one whom I loved—yen, even ns my own |
sou I"
They now left the church together, and were soon
joined by Henry, when, by mutual consent, they rambled through the village, where Alfred's good-humored
urbanity soon promised to make him popular. He bad
n joke, a kind word, or a smile for each of the cottagers; and they, gratified by such unexpected utten- j
lion, were disposed to transfer to him some of the j
blessings and praises usually bestowed exclusively on
their In-loved benefactress, the poor, plain Sophy.
While Alfred was thus pleasantly engaged, his >
cousin had been no less so. lie hud accompanied .Mrs. I
Fitzmolton nnd lie." fair daughter in the carriage.
During their drive, the 'v -^\..... ; i omplimeiits of the
elder lady ha 1 succeeded in placing the young lordliiig
on exceeding good terms with himself; and his vanity
was still more flattered by the evident complacency
with which his attentions were received by the pretty
but insipid Angelina. For .Mrs. Fitzmolton, like a
good general, had, soon after they entered tlie carriage,
taken out ii parcel of bills, and apparently occupying
herself in her calculations, left the young couple to en-
lertaiu each oilier, a task by no means displeasing to
The walking party were standing on the lawn, talking gaily with the master of the house, when the carriage drove up, and St. Clair, after handing Angelina
out, .-'.ill retained her hand, and was preparing to follow .'/i■.-■. Fitzmolton into the bouse, when Alfred stopped him, saying, eagerly, ".St. Clair, you do not sec
that Dyucvor is waiting to speak to you ; he is anxious
to bid you welcome.''
" If I had known that Dyncvor was expecting my arrival. I should apologise for my late return: as it is, I
can only say I am sorry that he should have thought it
necessary to waste bis lime on my account."
"Nny, my dear lord," replied Dyncvor, chilled nt
heart by the coldnfcss of this pompous speech ; " I
flattered myself that you would reckon on my visit,
and look with equal pleasure towards our meeting."
•• Why. yes : of course 1 knew that as your duties
arc not now so great. I might expect to see you at the
Court occasionally : and sonic day when I have leisure
I will look iu upon you at the parsonage."
Alfred, who. by his lively sallies, endeavored to
soften the stiffness of liis cousin's manners, now proposed returning homeward, saying, "Walking makes
one hungry, and 1 feel disposed to anticipate the dinner bell. 1 hope—•what's-bis-nnmc?—your man has
seen that the wine and ice are in a proper state."
■■ Insolent braggart !" ejaculated Mrs. Fitzmolton, as
thc.cousins, accompanied by Mr. Dynevor, proceeded
down the lawn. "Should he tower over me, or tell
mc when to go. or how long to stay, if I were Lord St.
Cluir!—though since he has so much influence over
his lordship, we must nol offend him now; but, when
you are the mistress of Graham Court, Angelina, I
hope you will make him know his place, und keep it."
A spirited conversation was kept up until the trio
reached   the  piirsonn; *-  hut  nfter  parting with   Mr.
| she seems to all our family I How feelingly she spoke
of the affliction she felt at the loss of her dearest
friend the countess, and how-much she deplored the
departure of the earl, to u country where her devoted
friendship could neither reach nor comfort him. and yet
1 cannot remember ever seeing any of the family entertained at the Court, or even having heard the name
before to-day."'
" Well, I was thinking the very same thing just now ;
but then my not recollecting them cannot be wondered
at, because "
" Your mind is occupied by loftier images, a wider
range of thought,'' interrupted Alfred, who could not
endure a long speech from anybody but himself; "but
it was not the departed members of the house of Graham only who occupied her thoughts, for her anxiety
to be informed of all particulars about our relatives at
A'ieuna amused me not a little, especially as the account you gave her of the girls was calculated to rouse
all her fears lest her scheme of establishing Angelina
nt the Court should be frustrated by n cousinly union ;
forgetting that Lord Edward Graham would scorn to
entrap a husband for bis daughters though he were
twice an carl.'
•• Nonsense. Alfred : I don't believe nn idea of my
rank entered Mrs. Fitzniollon's head, and I am certain
thai she would seek happiness rather than splendor in
tho establishment of her daughter—if. indeed, she
could be prevailed on to part with so dear and affectionate u child."
Alfred laughed nt his cousin's simple remark; he
had his own thoughts on the matter, which, however,
he kept to himself.
•• 1 have something particular to consult you on,"
said St. Clair, hesitating.
•• Something particular I" exclaimed Alfred, looking
round : •• well, I am all attention, and there is nobody
within earshot—now is Ihe very time—commence."
••Why—a—I'm in rather an awkward predicament;
but, to l>e explicit, 1 must tell  you that  we drove part
way to /.  this afternoon, and hud to descend a
most precipitous hill, at which I thought Miss Fitzmolton would have gone into fits; her terror was so
great that we were obliged to have recourse to Eau-de-
Cologne aud essences before we could recover her."
" How absurd, when she passes over Short-cut-Hill
so frequently ! Why, it is nothing like so steep as you
make out, and being  (he only way by which they can
reach /. , it would be advisable that she should try
to overcome such groundless, foolish fears."
" Her mother assures me that it is impossible; from
a child she has been so sensitive und timid—und no
one. 1 think, who loved her could wish her other than
she is; but you are wrong in saying it is the only way
to Z . for we returned by a far plcasantcr road,
through the plantation.''
"Oh, I begin to understand : but pray goon ! Surely
Mrs. Eitziuolton hud not lhc temerity to propose making
Graham Court Park a public thoroughfare?"
" A public thoroughfare!! She only asked
if I had any objection to her carriage passing occasionally that way-; it would, spare her dear Angelina so
much mi cry !"
• !-!v-i-iieui ! Mrs. Fitzmolton, I appreciate your motive.5 fully. Was there nothing else in which you could
oblige her?—Did you ask'.'"
"No. indeed, 1 did not : I was too much perplexed,
especially when she said that she felt emboldened by
my kind anxiety for her daughter to prefer another request."
"Another request!    What may that be?"
■■ Permission to occupy the pew in church during my
absence; the fact is that their seat is so small, the railings so high, and the children so troublesome, that
Angelina, who is of a most delicate constitution, is
frequently so overcome by faintness as to he obliged to
leave the church, so her mother thought it would be
-such a comfort tor her to be allowed to sit in such a
spin ions pew."
••Most singular requests, mon my honor! I shall
next expect to hear that Angelina's delicate health requires change of air, and that Graham Court has been
prescribed by her physicians as the place most likely
to agree with her peculiar complaint and constitution;
out uinv t   cuqtlirc    )vhut rcplj    >uu   nmilv: tu    lier Very
moderate demands'.'"
■• Why I was too puzzled to say anything just then,
and, fearful of committing myself, I judged it best to
remain silent until I had your opinion on the matter.
What think vou that Sir Alexander would suv about
" Laugh, no doubt, ns 1 do. But ns a two year's
occupancy will establish neither a claim upon the scut
nor a right of pathway through the domain, 1 think
you may as well grant both her wishes. Being a minor
your permission would go for nothing according to
law. so let the dear woman have her own way. If sho
will build castles in tlie air, they must fall; but that is
no concern cither ot mine or yours."
(7'o be continued.)
During tlie harvest season in a certain year, laborers
were found to be very scarce, so I agreed with a neighboring farmer, that when occasion required, wc should
send our laborers to each other's assistance. A field of
"rye'' belonging to ine, being ripe for cutting. 1 culled
upon my neighbor for assistance, and in return he sends
me back a " skull." How did he fulfil his agreement''
Why ! lie sent memento mori.
There is a word of plural number,
A foe to peaceful sleep or slumber,
But add to it the letter S
How strange the metamorphosis.
Plural remains plural no more,
And sweet whnt bitter was before :
"Circs," (Caress.)
AVuv does the Island of Ceylon seem specially
adapted by Providence 113 the lining abode for confirmed old bachelors ?
Because it's the land of Cingalese.    (Single-ease.
Corwitb, T
Cambell, 0   [2]
Cushman, C
Cushman, 0 C
Conlaw, J P   [3]
Cuvler, AV
Cason, M N
Carter, B    [2]
Clarke, [I]
Crowen, J A
Car. A C
Clark, C
Cooney, D
Cooke, L P
Corcoran, J G
Conner, C
Connnt, A
Coulter, C
Cormick, A
Canada,. J
Cany, 11 If
Carton, L
Chrislingeti. 0
Carson, M N
Cormick, Amos
Curry. II .1/    [2]
Cason, C
Doat, G    [2]
l)a!y,.l II
Diillin. I,
Donncll, ,1    [4]
Doherty, M
Dclnney, P II
Durr, GAV    [2]
Dicff, M    [-1]
Deiiringer. S
Delate, (1 W
Davidson,    [2]
Diiimaud, B
Dunn. .1 11
Dcciiux. F    [2]
Denning, II    [2]
Cubnst, G
Converse, G AV
Ciirren, M    [2]
Connnt, J H
Cahill, J
Campbell, L J
Carkcct, A
Cormick, J T
Couttan, T II
Casey, L F
Capdevillc, —
Conant, J
Coulter. T 11
Corncelius, .1
Caulrcll, D S
Cradiz. L
Carkcok. A
Collins. W
Crane, ,1
Cromwell. »0
Cochren, A
Clminblin, M ll
('ruin..I 0
Ciinnow, D
('lough. .1 W
Clingun, T
Collins, L
Dorcn, D
Doizounean, P
Dougherty, .1 II
Deigliton, John
Dully.  Robt
Dcrbofen, W
Denne, 0
Dausmi, W
Durmfort, S Al
Drake, L
Drcjicrsu, \'
Dunham, T lt
Dexter. S
Durr, G W    ['.'}
Dunbar. C N
Evans, M
Fintoii, C II    [,"1]
Fiekerl.  L
Fugale. M    [2]
French. .1     [-1]
Flyiin. P    [2]
Fiirrington, F L
Fu lin,
Frond. .1    [2]
Frnusioli, A
Filhean. T
Ferragrit, Juan
Feathery, J I!
Gcrlcc, C L
Gray. B G
Griffin. I,
Green. AV It    [1!]
Giles. W
Gregorie. A
Glinncn, T
Gallagher, J
Gurnelt. ,1 K
Goodnow, A L
("iircy. J
Goldsworthy, W
Gerniiii, M
Gorr, P
Elizy, A N
Elgenhouser, 0
Fiilnier. AV II
Fttlmer, W A
Fowler, II I'
Fowlev. .1 Al
Fargo! DC
Foley, J  M
Fora'n. L M
Fo-niii. P II
Frat. M
Fahrei', F
Fngiitc, M
France. (I 11
Feustcnniikcr, II
Grady. Al    [2]
Grccnholdge, G
Ganber, J '
Green, O F
Giviu. L
Gliodnni, G
Givoux, D
(lee. .1 11
Georgcr, N
Giroiise,  II
Giniid, .1     [2]
Giishol. Al    [ I]
Gould. N   ■
Giorgio, A I,
ST   of t.liclaimei
September 25th,
Ager, G R
Autwistle, John
Alexandre, F .
Allen William    PI]
Aden, L 0    [2]
Abbott, N    [-1]
Arthur. William
Bean, T L
Bent. S L
Burly, C
!  LETTERS at Yale Post ollice
Adams, John
Anderson, W C
Aggens, II
Agnew, R
Archer, R
Addams, ,M
Adams, A W
: iii ine.  ciicil   appearing   lobe   lost  ill thought, appa-
reuily  . f no ple.i-iug ;i:iu;rr.
■■ Whnt a line fullo^v Henry Fitzmolton is," said
Ail'i'ed. who \\iii ihcfiR-t to break Ihcir silence. "We
are going iiji the river fishing lo-morruiv : I am to meet
him in the village by sue, and hope lo prevail ou you
"Bul   fishing docs   nijtHBgid  SI.  Cluir; " if I rise
" Well, bring your H   BBR'".!," replied Alfred.
"Thank  you:   I   ic'eflSHtlTluile  for study, but I am
pre-engaged, having pi'oiiiisetl JHwompuiiy Airs. Fitz-
" Indeed ! I did not know ibnt-Jpll were such a lady's
man. or loud of carriage i \<Teise,,pl' country towns,
llow altered your tasle has hecoiud'withiu the last few-
hours I"
" Do be serious, Alfred, if you can.    You know that
my situation must be awkward enough, without your
} turning everything 1 say or do into ridicule ; yet I am
j willing lo endure nil "
" Yes, yc-.-.. 1 know ; but let us tnlk about Mrs. Filz-
mollon. What n clever, thoughtful, managing woman
she must be."
"She must indeed, for she was casting up accounts
almost all tlie time that wo were on our drive; Mr.
Fitzmolton is n mere cipher, she says—so all the business devolves on her."
" A very conjugal remark, and most judicious arrangement," muttered Allied, in nn uuder-lone; nnd
then continued in a louder key, "so attached, too, us
■■H!.1.-M,"!V    '
Beck, S
Bernard, S
Boner, John
Belcock, William
Bellaiiger,   L
Broi'obb, C S
Besscllen, C R
Bourkc, M S
Bent, S L
Bockmann, It
Bernard, I)
Brickfuril, WH
Byrne, S '
Beresford, S It
Breeze, S W    [2]
Brody, F M
Burk, It
Burrett, T    [4]
Brody, S
Brolicnt, AV
Brandow, P
Bloss, II A
Branstrom, C
Buswell, 11    [2]
Buswell, II I
Bligh, G G
Cutler, T J
Ciishiiiiin, 0
Ciirdozo, .\( s V
Carter, u' [2]
Bigbce, AV N
Brossy, F
Bunny, F
US, J -*"—
Bnrnagc, L
iinrr, H I)
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Babb, S P
liarr, C
Babb, S P    [|]
Babb, II A
Boutwcll, S
Blair, SS
Brown,S II
Banister, S
Brown, S W   [2]
Brown, II F
Burly, C
Betchel, AV C
Jiriiiin, S
Bnrston, S 0    [2]
Brown, S A
Burrett, John
Byrne, E
Barlly, A
Benjamin, Ii
Brown, D
Brown, J A
Bright, T
Blonsur, J
Cauldwell, J
Carpenter, K C
Chirk, G D
Culver, C
Holbrook, L
Heser, (I W
lluson.  I, M     [2]
llcuili-z. H, W V
Henderson. G H P
Hasbrook, H B
Hale, F S
Houston, Jas
Horiic. G W
Halsev, BB
Ilardi'e, A    [•)]
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Hougernd, A 0
Han il, ,v Co
Harrison. G
Iloniniiis. Mr
Holmnn, J
Hunter, Alex    [3]
Hall. I, A
Holland, L D
Ivoy, L
Jondon, J
Jackctt, J
Johnson T"lf
Johnson, J A    [-1]
Johnson, AV AV     [3]
Johnson, Abraham
Johnson, .Miles
Johnson, Manning
Johnson, W II
Johnson, A
Kilcup, D
Krulz, G
Kelly. C
Knvanagh, C    [2]
Kirk, W
Kanschs, Matt
Kirlin, P   [2]
Krorow, J A
Kcrriiv, J  W
Hofgrnn, Dorr C
Haslie. It    [2]
Houston.   F II     [ :j
lle.-elllne. W
Horn, Ldii'd
Hub, W .1
Haskell, L W
Holland, .Mull,
Hester, J
Hugo, J
Huchon, Atons    [2]
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Hnfley, A I*
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Husking, B
lleiiduck, G I)
Hankinson, A
II ii nt, F W
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llcwett, J II
Holmfthorn, J
<, S.J
Johns, J
Joise. .lames
Johns, Edwd
Joyse, J
Jewell, M
Jewell, M S    [2]
Jordon, Frcro
Jokes, II
Jones, Snml T
Jacob, W
Jaggurd, Jus (' [due parcel]
Kcycl, J
Kecgiin, T    [2]
Kistner, P M
Kenny, G    [2]
Keinpher,    [2]
Keiiney, William
Kenvon, l> If
Keller, P J
•   Kidd, II C
Lnnc, Andrew L
Lane, F F
Loan, James    [2]
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LcDone, G
Lall, G AV
Ladriipclle, Jos
Lashellz, A F
Lewis, T II   [2]
Umim* P
Lnyton. A
Lambert, 0
Lambert, C R
Lucas, Jos
Lindcl, L
Murphy, J II
Murphy, .1 J
,1/cCarty, J M
.l/c( 'arty, I)
J/cl.'arty, G At
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McLochlcn, D
McDonald, D
AlcGowiin, P
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McGannan, P
McKenzie, D
McKinsty, Thos
MeDoiiough, T
McAV'illiains, 0
McGuiro, Alex
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AIcKcunan, AV
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Miller, Jos
Miller, Andrew
Miller, T C
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Lang. L
Lord, F B
Locket, L
Love, II 11
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Lourcy, B
Larocqiie, Thus
Larkin, J
Lamkor, W C
Mouloun, Ger
Miilony. J
Mathowson, W II
Murray, J A
Maxwell, M J
Morrow, John    (2)
M il I hoi hi nil, J
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Aliinshill, 0
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Muldoon, J
Molcalf, W
Minister, W   (2)
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Macurdy, A    (:;) Matheson, M
Morion.'John Alussy, R L
Morton, Alex Mulleuix, A.I
Morton, Bll   (3) Merchant, RP
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Outlet!, George    (1 parcel)
Pnlmcrc, J Powell, R R
Parker, L L    (2) Pagnely, M
Parker. A L Pierson, T
Price, 0 0 Proom, P 0
Pratt, G W Pearson, Thos
Pollock. A G    (2) Picard, A
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Park, J 0 Pattorson, J
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Phillip's. W  II Pcgol, A
Pearson, II 11 Pruther, Thus
Pcrkett, P
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Riordon, J Roche, P J
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Kiehier. A Robinson, P
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