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The New Westminster Times and Vancouver Island Guardian Nov 19, 1859

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No. 10.J
B), 108.]
[Vkakly (is advance), £1 Cs.]
[Price Is.
£l)c (fngltal)  Press
So entirely is tlio public attention fixed upon
the progress of the Great Eastern that the
terrible explosion off Hastings may be scarcely Hiii'l to have surrounded her witb more
national interest than was linked with her
fortunes from tho moment that her paddles
first churned tho watery of the Thames. Not
even the ominously bad news from China, or
the daily-increasing complications of European policy, are sufficient to distract attention from her fate and her achievements.
The last part of her history is as extraordinary as the first, and her fortunes are as mar-
Ivclous as her size. Like the old mythological heroes, she is ushered into the world
.amid signs and portents. Omens both of
[good and of evil have surrounded and followed
Bier from her first conception. Every incident
in her career has partaken of the grand and
the poetical. There is an epic sublimity in
lall that relates to her, such as befits tho Titan
)f thcDcop. Difficulties, pecuniary,physical,
ind moral, have beset her from the lir^t. She
had to struggle against evil tongues and
I fortunes. JJut she has silenced the one
[ triumphed over the other. The very
nents and powers of nature seem to have
revolted against her only to be conquered and
brought into subjection. The difficulties of
her launch threatened at one time to be fatal
to the whole enterprise; but skill, courage,
kind perseverance overcame them all. The
perils of her trip down the river were as
many and as formidable. Tlie snapping of a
liain cable at a particular moment might
June sent, her ashore a helpless mountain of
Iron. Hut she survived this danger and a
hundred others, and floated triumphantly to
sea amid the exultation of thousand! who saw,
land of millions who read ofthe achievement.
\o one dreamed of any other perils but such
!ts in the ordinary course of nature all those
vho " go down to the sea in ships" must ex-
K'ct to encounter, but which in this case were
esscned by tlie very magnitude of the noble
ressel that was to brave them. Suddenly, and
»t a moment when no one suspected evil, when
'tin- storm had swept over her pathway, and
Hnado no perceptible difference in her motion,
ftnd when all was merriment and rejoicing on
Hboard, Danger came in a new shape. The
Hiocilo ami obedient steam—an admirable
Hlavc, but a fearful master—*\u.-> outraged in
•;the laws of its existence by the neglect or ig-
Hioranco of some one who has, perhaps, ]
tin- penalty of his error with his life, am
Hxplosion ensued which would have
enterprise, and for a few weeks, perhaps, prevented the timid from travelling by the new
method of locomotion ; hut railways vindicated themselves in due time, and wrought
that gradual revolution in the habits and
character of all civilized nations of which we
are only beginning in our age to witness the
first results. The catastrophe which has rendered memorable tho trial trip of the Great
Eastern, though it has taken no life so illustrious as that of Mr. Huskisson, will perhaps,
as in that similar case, mako the timid more
timid, but it will only be for a while, and will
not prevent the growth of public faith in the
principle which the Great Eastern has established—that the largest ship ever built is the
safest as well as the swiftest.
Hor history up to this time has shown that
.Storm, Fire, and explosion, perils to which
any ship, great or small, is liable, press upon
her with diminished intensity, that her magnitude lessens the effect upon her of wind and
wave, and that she is not affected by fire or
explosion beyond the compartments of her
hugh bulk where these terrible agencies may
break loose. There arc but two other great
trials likely to encompass her in the Atlantic,
and those are Fogs and Icebergs. In fog the
danger will not be so much to her as to the
unfortunate craft that may come in her wayj
and as to icebergs, sho will not be more ox-
posed to them than any other ship, and M*ill
be better able than any other to get out of
their way. And in any ease the result ofthe
terrible oi'dpal will teach caution to all on
board, and prove a source of new security;
that " there is a soul of goodness in things
evil" is a truth that most of us, whatever be
the degree or quality of our philosophy, are
accustomed to recognise in the days of adversity. And never was the truth susceptible of
moro consolatory confirmation than in the
case of this accident. Had it occurred in the
middle of the Atlantic, though it might not
have occasioned a more deplorable loss of
life, it would have damaged to a much larger
extent the popularity and the fortunes ofthe
ship. Occurring where and when it did—
when all the circumstances could be made
fully known to the public, and legally and
carefully investigated—its results will   not
The Channel Fleet anchored in Torbay on Friday
se'nnight. The following is it list of the ships In the
order of seniority:—
T>     , .„    .     ,.,, fR.Ad.Slr.C.Freomantie,K.O.B.
Koviil Albert 12W    *   , .   „  „ ... '
\ Captain B. 11. Rice.,
Hero 01    Captain G. H. Seymour, C.B.
Cie lar	
Diadem 32
James Watt 91
Ahonkir 00
Agamemnon 91
Emerifld Bl
Nile 00
Topaz 51 61
Melpomene "il
G. W. 1). O'Oallaghan.
T. [J. Mason.
W. Moorsom, C.B.
Edward Codd.
('. P, Schomberg.
Thomas Hope,
A. P. E, Wilmot, C.B.
lion. J. W. Spencer.
J. 15. E. Frere.
C. J. F. Ewart.
It was a noble sight to the specUttor ashore to witness
these magnificent specimens of Naval architecture talcing upthoir respective position..   Thousands of persons, aa.on the last, occasion, jit'nicled to the quays,
and the bay has been every day Studded wilh boats
and steamers conveying excursionists around the vessels. By the kindness of the Commanders the ships
wero again, subject to necessary regulations, thrown
open to the public, and during the whole of the specified
hours an immense number of visitors availed themselves
of the privilege. The Diadem and the Flying Fish got
underway .Saturday morning, and proceeded to Plymouth.   Tho Fleet put lo sea again on Wednesday.
been the
■ltter destruction of any other ship which
■ver floated, but which in the case of the
Wheat Eastern, only proved how superior she
Bs to the ordinary, or extraordinary, casual-
Bios of steam navigation.
We shall say nothing at present of the
Brigin of the accident which has thus bap-
Biscd the Great Eastern in Fire and Blood, and
■hull not imitate the example, of some of our
Jotomporaries by  throwing  blame   in  any
1 [uurter.    A proper tribunal is engaged in the
investigation, and, where blame is due, the
ilame, we hope, will be cast, irrespective of
"lank or position.    If he whose neglect caused
lie explosion have gone to his final account,
bt tho coroner's jury affix (ho stigma to his
ftomoiy.    If ho  be  still  living, let  him  be
told responsible, both to the law and to public
■pinion, for tho misery and ioss of life he has
fccasionod.    Our  present  object   in writing
|pon the calamity, is to reiterate that faith
tho "Great Ship" which wo havo always
txpressed and entertained ; and to show that
lis disaster has but added a new and greater
Humph  to  all  that  have preceded it, and
roved, terribly but most conclusively, the
[Kindness of the principle on which sho has
pen constructed.    Those among the crew and
•issengers who fortunately happened to be a
|w yards beyond the focus of tho accident
loro aware of no particular commotion in
So vessel.    They heard a noise, but felt no
lock: persons drinkinaf wine [na neiffhbor-
•g cabin, and raising the glasses to their
bs, observed no tremor at tho table, or in
jieir glasses; and tho  funnel flying in the
Jr, and a shower of broken glass and splin-
Bml cabin fittings, alone betrayed to those
deck that there had been an explosion.
Ut the great and gratifying fact that the
brje oftho vessel was left, intact, and that
ory compartment but that in which the ox-
I osion had taken place was as safe as the
irrels ofa revolver from which the shot had
ten fired, hecamo gradually apparent; and
o   Great Eastern,  without quenching holes or stopping her paddles, held on her way
her appointed port, as smoothly and ma-
|tically as if nothing had happened.   In all
io manifold triumphs of modern science wo
low of noijo so signal as this.   Tho greatest
lety of the vessel was proved in the moment
her greatest danger; and although a mo-
Bntury w'jnt of confidence in the public
Ind may bo the result, tho distrust will not
loud to shipbuilders, engineers, men of Seiko, or thoso who think for themselves. Tho
Fortunate death of Mr. Huskisson at tho
I'niug of  the Liverpool and Manchester
lway, seemed of evil augury to railway
ml}- add to the stock of scientific knowledge,
and increase for the future tho general safety
of steam navigation, but will confirm all the
good and silence all the evil auguries which
this particular ship has excited ; that her late
calamity may bo her last will be the earnest
wish of every one who honors British enterprise, and desires this country to continue
foremost in science and all the useful arts, an
example- to the world in peace if not in war,
and the disseminator among all nations of
those civilising ideas which as inevitably follow in the track of extended commercial intercourse as effect follows cause.—Illustrated
Jjondon lYews.
The Newfoundland Fishery Question.—We learn
from a private letter, dated the 15th ult., that Her Majesty's ship Tartar and gunboat Jasper, together with
the French war steamers Gesaendi and Tenure, employed
on the Anglo-French Fishery Commission, were lying
in the harbour of St. John's, having returned from their
investigating cruise with reference to the fishery rights
of both nations, the proceedings of which are keptsecret.
It is satisfactory to know that the bearing of both pur-
lies  during the  performance of their  trying duties in
conducting this much-vexed and disputed question, has
been gentlemanly and conciliatory towards each other
in every respect, and it is to be hoped that the result of
their labors will  prove agreeable to   both  nations by
properly defining tho limit ol coast allowed our  French
neighbors for fishing purposes in these waters.   We believe that Captain Dunlop, tho Commissioner on behalf
ofthe Home Government, strictly confined  himself to
existing treaties, and  principally that of 1815.   There
seems to be a very friendly feeling existing hero between
the authorities, Naval, Military, and Civil, togothcrwith
tho inhabitants, towards the Officers nnd crew of the
French ships.    The 15th August was celebrated by the
latter as a grand fete, being the  Emperor's  birthday;
their ships tired Royal salutes, and displayed the usual
array of gala-day bunting.    Hor Majesty's ships   Tartar
and Jasper were decorated in honour of the occasion in
like manner, the former taking up a Hoyal salute when
the French had finished, which was taken up in succession by tho Gun Detachment of tho Royal Newfoundland
Companies at Fort William.    The French tri-color supplanted  iho union-jack in front of Government-house.
It was also desplayed in conjunction with the English on"
sign on the towers of the Roman  Catholic.  Cathedral.
wjicre_.thc _£reneh Seamen and  MarincsnTboUi
marched in Military procession for the  performance ol
religious  ceremonies, which were  conducted by their
own Chaplain.    The day was further noted by the Commandant of the Garrison, Colonel Law, K.H., accompanied by the heads ofthe Military Departments paying
an official visit of ceremony to the Marquis de Montaignac,
the French Commissioner on board the   Gessendi,   The
proceedings of they day were closed with a grand  ball
given by the French Commodore and Officers on  hoard
Ihe last-named ship, in honor ofthe occasion.— United
Service Gazelle.
Watch on oun Naval Movements.—The Moniteur de
la I'lolte performs its special duly of watching the Naval
proceedings of England with a hawk's eye, and delineating thorn wilh a tole ably steady hand. Ofthe recently-appointed Defences Commission, it declares its belief
that its cll'ect will be peaceful, for, says tho writer,
"When its report is made, the public will have an account of the most imposing net-work of defences that
the human imagination could possibly give birth to,"
and lie enumerates them as follows—"More than 200
vessels of war, counting only linc-nl-haltle ships, frigates,
.ind corvettes, with (!,000 guns; a hundred vessels laid
up, or building, besides small vessels, batteries, and gunboats." lie then enumerates all the Sailors, Marines,
Coast-Guardsmen, and Volunteers ; speaks ofthe block
ships and the Channel fleet; and, lastly, hints that "Admiral Sartorius1 project for a railway round Iho coast,
and locomotive batteries, is not so far from being realised
assomc pcoplo think." Itis the business ol" this journal,
in the interest ofthe French Marine, to make the most
ofthe English preparations ;  and il does its work well,
Warner Outdone.—A most wonderful long range
cannon, invented by Mr. Jeffries, patentee of the well
known marine glue, is in course of being mounted in
the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, fot experiments at Shoe-
buryness. Its range or flight of shot is spoken of as
certain to eclipse every other weapon hitherto known.
The gun, with its present bore, namely, a three-inch
diameter, weighs seven tons, and* presents an appearance (with the exception ofthe present calibre) similar
to one of our GB-pounders. The charge will consist of
Hllb.. powder, and a conically shaped shot, weighted
with lead to 91b., and hollowed, Similarly to the Minie
bullet, which it is presumed will ho propelled fifteen or
twenty miles. Mr. Jeffries, it is stated, has asserted
his conviction, that it would carry from Dover to Calais.
It is the intention of the authorities to carry out the
varied and complicated course of experiments under
the inspection of the Select Committee of Woolwich
Arsenal. After being satisfied of its power in its present
form, the bore will be progressively increased to a US-
pounder. To enable the (limners to point the gun, the
trunnions will be fitted with a couple of telescopes, to
assist the eye over the enormous range predicted.
Waddington-strcet, near Yates-street,
THIS HOUSE has been newly fitted up and entirely
renovated, and is conducted on the European flan.
The TABLE will be supplied with the best the market
Hoard and Lodging  $7 00
Single Meals     0 50
The travelling public are requested to call.
olO-lm John Nicholas & Co.
K. f\f\ f\ Havanna Cigars, (choice brands.)
»)\J\J\J 20,000 Manilla Cigars.
10,000 do       Cheroots.
October 25th, 189. lm
The following is condensed from a letter in the San
Francisco Timet of Oct. 1st, headed rro Bono Publico .
San Juan Island, W, T. \
October 8, 1859. /
Editor San Francisco Times.—In my last letter to you,
besides mentioning some facts about the violent and
stealthy occupation of this Ishuidby orders of Gen, Harney, I sent you a copy of the* efirreSprjndence between
Gov. Douglas and Gen. Harney, in which Harney came
oil' "last best." Since then, we have been again inflicted
by another inflated communication from thesame astute
"Head Quarters," more important and ridiculous than
the lirst, because it is a puerile attempt at the diplomatic!
I'm sorry Talleyrand and Mettcrnich are not alive, ns 1
think tlie illustrious author -would receive two leather
models in a tin box, ornamented with thistles I Harney,
like all men of small mental calibre, is affected with the
cucoclhes scribendi. His humbug, bombastic letters to the
Legislatures of Oregon nnd Washington Territory, (nnd
I'm very much afraid they, together with the San Juan
Island occupation, will not make him-President.) were.
for a long time, regarded as ''sells," and no one would
receive them. Their paternity, however, was established by Silcum Sin-ash (an old half Indian who swore, on
an old army register, he had seen the same in Florida)
and they had now become a part of the Legislative Archives, to be perused and laughed at by "unborn millions." or else appointed to tlio indiscriminate use of
the Honorable members of the ''Third House." As before remarked, Harney's epistles to the "sovereigns"
and Gov. Douglas, are the butt and ridicule of every
intelligent man on the coast. A charity school boy ten
years of age would be dismissed from the public schools
of New England, as incorrigible and hopeless, if he could
not grind and worry out better compositions, both as to
style and substance, than these lame, miserable apologies
for "official communications."        *       *
My former remarks about Captain Picket I intended ns
a criticism of his action in connection with his occupation of the Island only, and I choose tv convey it by the
vehicle of ridicule.    View it as I may, I cannot but regard his decision and preparation of his  "army"  and
howitzers as  Quixotic in the extreme.    Had  collision
ensued, on him alone would have fallen the onus of the
act,  as his first, orders were of such a non-committal
character  as to  admit of more than one construction.
Wiser aud more experienced heads than Capt.   Picket's
would have permitted the joint occupancy, nnd found
justification  in so doing in these self-same ambiguous
orders.    lie it known that Harney placed Captain P.  in
an exceedingly delicate, trying, and responsible position,
by the ambiguity of his first orders to him, nnd it was
only after long deliberation that Captain P. decided to
resist the lauding of English troops.    It is   duo   to
Captain V. to say, that his oliieial action in the premises
has been approvod by Harney; had the result been different—had Captain  Hornby, R. N., landed his troops,
which  would certainly have been fired upon, and war
thus and   there  inaugurated, J believe Harney would
uSvebenn me OrstTo uosort, ami tneTouuest To condemn.
A fearful responsibility would have rested somewhere,
and on Cuptain Picket alone would have fallen tho  censure nnd the blame.    As it is, Harney has  placed  our
government in a most humiliating position.    It is the
general belief, England will   not negotiate concerning
the Island,  until every American   soldier thereupon is
withdrawn.    What follows  then?    Our   Government
must countermand Harney's orders, withdraw our troops
from the Island,   recall Harney and  mako the   amend
national.    Here, then, arises a delicate question for consideration nnd settlement.    Will  England bo satisfied
with the withdrawal of our troops from the Island? Or,
iu other words, to what extent must our Government
recede from the rash buncombe, bravado position taken
by Harney, in order lo satisfy England for the national
indignity put upon her.   Nous verrons.   So much for
sending such  a man as Harney to tho  command of a
military department contiguous to foreign soil, concerning  which  grave  questions of international law and
comity are always likely to arise   Of all the general
officers  in our  service,  Harney is the least qualified.
Nature  intended  him for a wagon-master or pugilist,
and nothing else.    His  experience   in knocking  down
teamsters eminently fits him for tho latter, while his
profanity and  practice  in whipping a colored woman
qualifies him for the former.    On what ground,  or for
what reason, he wasap; ointcd lirigadierGeneral, must
ever, I presume,  remain a .State secret.    His appointment certainly took the army by Surprise, and created
much wonderment, as it was as unmerited as uncx-
pectcd. SlNn\n tuk Sailoh.
1"VIE UNDERSIGNED invites the attention of the
travelling public, and strangers in particular,
to the merit of this house. It wns established
under the present management, on the first day
of January, '50, as a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL, in every
The Lessee and Manager, with a delicacy not wishing
to encroach upon the merits of other houses, cannot
but recall the marked favor with which his enterprise
has been received by a discriminating public, in a constantly increasing patronage of tlie first respectability,
showing conclusively the superior mode in which this
hotel is conducted.
It is contiguous to all of the most popular places ot
amusement, the 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
San Francisco.
Single rooms, with full board, $2.50 per day.
The " International Hotel Coach*' is in attendance at
all hours, to convey Passengers to and from the Hotel,
for Sl.00 each including baggage. ol8-tc
Yates street, opposite the Express Offices,
IIOLESALE   and   RETAIL   Dealers   in  Boots,
Shoes. Leather, and Findings, of every description.   Also—Ladies' Shoes, of all kinds.
JgSaJf'lloots and Shoes made to order, and Repairing
done at the shortest notice. n8-3m
PIERRE PRATT, Deceased. Information wanted as
to tho next of kin to Pierre Pratt, a supposed native
of Aubenas, Department Ardechc, France, who wns
accidentally drowned whilst attempting to cross the
river in a small canoe, about three-quarters of a mile
above Cayoosh. Deceased had been working on
the river.
Communications  to  be  addressed  to the Colonial
Scrctary, Victoria, Vancouver Island.
IE   undersigned  offer  for   sale  Martell's  Brandy-
Dark and Pale in half pipes, Booth's genuine Old
Tom in puncheons,
Swaine, Boord, k Co's Old Tom, in puncheons.
McKenzie k Go's do do       do
Stewart's Sc otch Whiskey do       do
Holland Gin, "St. Nicholas brand," in pipes.
Irish Whiskey, in barrels.
Allsop's Burton Ale, also in bnlk.
London Ale and Porter, in glass 4 and 1 down
H. Brett & CVs Ginger Brandy, in cases.
Worth ington's and Swaine, Boord k Co's Old Tom
in i'n-;i-.-.
Wolfe's and Volner's Schnapps, in cases.
. Claret Wine, in cases.
Orange and every description of Bitters.
104 hhds. of the finest Burton and Scotch Ales.
Younger & Son's celebrated .Ing Ale.
Cider, in hbls, hnlf bbls, cases, kc, &c.
And a variety of goods suitable to the trade.
Johnson St., near Government,
o4-lm and at New Westminster.
DICKSON, CAMPBELL k Co., comer Wharf and
Johnson streets—
Sheet Lead ;
Pipe Lead ;
Galvanized Iron for Roofing;
Galvanized Buckets;
Hardware, an assorted invoice;
Tinware, do
Cement and Lime;
Gunpowder, best Rifle;
Blasting Powder;
Vancouver Isl*Sd CoLOjsf,
August 18th, 1859.
ON and after Thursday, the 1st September next
30,000 acres of AGRICULTURAL and MINERAL
LANDS, recently surveyed at Nanaimo, will be sold at
the Land Offiec, Victoria, on the usnal terms. If nny
case shall then occur of two or more persons wanting
to purchase the same Land, such Land will at once bo
put np to competition and sold to the highest bidder.
Colonial Surveyor.
Post Office, Victoria, V. I.,
October 22, 1859.
HOSE MERCHANTS or residents who would desire the advantage of private boxes at the Po8'
Office, available at all reasonable hours to the owner**
and who would be willing to pay Ten Shillings per
Quarter, finding their own locks in the first instance*
arc requested to subscribe their names at the Post
Office or communicate their wish to mo tn writing, ns
1 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.
FOR several weeks past Divine Service has been celebrated every Sunday afternoon at a room in
Esquimalt, which has been lent for the purpose. This
however, is only a temporary arrangement. It is now
proposed to erect a room for the celebration of service
on Sundays and other occasions ; which room may also
be used during the week as a Class Room for Children.
There are several children in and about Esquimalt, who
are unable, during the winter months, to reach either
Victoria or Craigttower. Arrangements will be made
for their instruction during the week.
The regular celebration of Divine Service, and the
weekly instruction of the young, are much desired by the
inhabitants of the district, and must tend to benefit
Esquimalt and its neighborhood, temporally and spiritually. A piece of land has been given for the building of the school room, and another piece for the subsequent erection of a Church, subscriptions are still
needed for the completion of the school room, and all
are invited to contribute who desire to forward a good
Chaplain to the Bishop of
Columbia and Vancouver.
The following snbscriptions have been promised:
His Excellency Governor       Judge Cameron  ...$25
Douglas, C,B $20   Dr. Hclmcken 10
Rear Adm'l Bnyncs, C.B. 15   Mr. Finlayson lo
Messrs. Howard k Davis25   Mr. Green 10
Mr. Hawkins 25
Mr. Skinner .25
Capt. Richards, R.N 25
Capt. Gossctt, R.E 20
~ .5
TENDERS are invited for BILLS in sums not less
than £250, drawn on the LORDS COMMISSIONERS
of Her Majesty's Treasury, London.
September 7tb, 1859. Treasow.
WCAPEL MORISON begs to acquaint the public
, of British Columbia and Voncourer's Island,
that he has established the above office, for the purpose
of facilitating the introduction of capital to labor, and
as a means of assisting persons desirous ot finding
Employment on arriving in this colony.
The extreme utility of such a medium as a registry
office in newly settled conntrics, has been abundantly
proved by the success that has attended their formation in Canada, Australia, and other British colonies,
and the necessity of such an establishment here, has
become a matter of vital importance. _
For all furfher particulars, apply at the office of tho
" New Westminster Times."
October 25th, 1859.
Mrs. Gossctt
Capt. Fulford, R.N
Mr. Crease	
Mr. Schmidt	
Mr. Jackson	
Mr. W. Smith	
Mr. J, Burnaby 25
Cnpt. Hornby, R.N  5
Mr. Good  5
Mr. Ford   5
Rev. E. Cridge  V
Rev. R. Dundas  6
Capt. Gillingha.Ti 20
Collected at Esquimalt
after Service 20
E. Hammond King, ...    5
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rpHE ABOVE RESTAURANT on Government street,
X between Yates and Johnson streets, having been
thoroughly refitted, is now prepared to supply the wants
of all its old customers and such new ones ns may be
disposed to give it a trial.
The table is always supplied with every delicacy in
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JUST received the latest styles of BALTIC SHIRTS
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Baltic Stockings and Hose, gent's Shaker Flannel, Undershirts and Drawers.
A magnificent assortment of gent's silk Scarfs,
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And is receiving by every steamer those  beautiful
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Ladies and Gentlemen's Kid Gloves.
Business hours from 6 A. M. to 10 P. M.
October 4, 1859. tc-
TOWN LOTS, in various quarters, nnd fanning lands
for sale. Money to loan on real estate, in town.
Debt* collected, Accounts and Arerage Statements
adjusted. .      sM-te ■WMB
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Sljipping   Intelligence.
Nov. 11—Str Eliza Anderson. Wright. Port Townsend
Bark I) M Hall. Callott, San Francisco.
Schr Eclipse, Harrington, Port Townsend.
Schr Nanaimo Packet, Walker, Nanaimo.
Barge Fort Hope, Gollstu, Cowicban.
Nov. 15—Schr Black Diamond, Dwyer, Port Townsend
Str Eliza Anderson, Wright, Port Townsend.
Bark Ork, Trnsk, San Francisco.
Nov. IU—Str Wilson G.llunt, Welch, Port Townsend
St Eliza Anderson, Wright. New Westminster.
|  Schr Henrietta, Moore, New Westminster.
Schr Amelia, Thornton, Port Townsend.
Schr Midnight Cry, Peel, Port Townsend.
Schr Pronto, Church, Port Townsend.
Sloop Comet, Kinnelly, Bellevue.
Sloop Bill Smith, Smith, New Westminster.
Nov. 18—Schr. II. C. Page, Oburg, Port Townsend.
lirig Manuella, McGregor, San Francisco.
Str Labouclicre, Swanson, N. W. Coast.
Nov. 15—Str  Eliza  Anderson,   Wright, New   Westminster.
Str Otter, Mouatt, Nanaimo.
Schr Nanaimo Packet, Walker, Nanaimo.
Schr Langley, Dolholt, Nanaimo.
Nov. 15—Schr Hunter, Mitchell, New Westminster.
Schr Surprise, Drown. Port Townsend.
Str Elizn Anderson, Wright, New Westminster.
Novr. Hi—Dark 1) M Hall, Callott, Port Townsend.
Nov. IT—Schr Pronto, Church, Port Townsend.
Schr Victoria Packet, Cole, Nanaimo.
Schr Black Diamond, Dwyer, Port Townsend.
Schr Amelia, Thornton, Port Townsend.
Schr Osprey, Gardner, Nanaimo.
Sloop Comet, Stimson, Bellevue.
Schr Indian Queen, Rouse, New Westminster.
Nov. 18—Hark Ork, Trask, Port Townsend.
Sloop Midnight Cry, Peel, Port Townsend.
On London -Hid. per American Dollar.
" San Francisco 1 per cent, premium,
"    "       "    (per Wells, Fargo k Co.) 1 and 1'
" New York  none offering.
" " " (per Wells, Fargo & Co.) 5._ per ct. prm.
Gold Dust is bought here for cash at $15 "oU(<^$10 00.
In trade it rates generally at $10.
etc., etc., etc.
Executed   in  the   neatest manner,  and   with    the
greatest despatch, at tho Ollice   of the " New Westminster Times."
Sfre Scu) Mcstininster fcinus.
With what unparalleled readiness the people of
these colonies have fallen into the groove of parent
customs formerly only established in colonial settlements after years of struggle or by tedious steps, is
one of the features in our progress, whereon some
future historian, when recounting our early career will
not fail to dilate. But the very fact to which wo advert, a slight reflection traces to its source, and if the
fact itself be, as it is, unparalleled, so are its producing
Scan as we may that almost terrestial milky way,
the colonics of the nations, we in no instance find at
their outset, that lightning like creation which gave
British Columbia her being. True it is that the H. B.
fur company had for some fifteen years occupied some
small and distant posts; but, exclusive as was the
policy of this company, the few stockades they erected
to shelter a handful of Europeans, can in no manner
be regarded as even an attempt at colonization, it
should rather be admitted to be the most successful
scheme ever undertaken to bar it against every cnter-
prize. Thanks to the company, in 1858 British Columbia was almost unknown. Thanks to chance, in 1858
it became a colony. It leaped into existence ns our
mythology tells us Gods did—armed cap-a-pie, it
vaulted into position nt one bound entire, complete.
Its immigrants were not by tens nor hundreds, nor
thousands, but by tens of thousands ; nor came they
fcom a lowly, poverty-stricken, or ignorant race, sent
by chance across a wide waste of water to land on a
new soil, helpless and almost heartbroken by a lengthy
voyage and a slow ship, and by the loneliness of a
strange land, as did tho early pioneers of every other
, cclorifL>a.t}jA<doh''.^*A}Jtr£ cojacjn'kpcidgpt, Strong,
in knowledge, as they were in numbers, self-reliant, to
scenes they were well accustomed, by a route shortened by modern science to lint a few hour's trip.
Thus was British Columbia peopled with a rapidity
impossible in former times, almost incredible iu these,
and by a community complete in all ils elements from
the merchant to tho miner, from the Restaurateur
to the Barber, and all supplied in every want and many
luxuries, for tho neighboring country at once poured in
its stream of commodities currently with the human
tide. Lumber, rough and plain, within reach for the
erection of comfortable houses of easy and rapid construction ; provisionsjof all descriptions. Billiard tables
even, and the accessories of the gaming saloons, all
and each were at once at hand. Never before was a
new country so highly favored, scarcely can any be so
But, if small communities have only needed limited
arrangements, so it has ever been found that growth of
numbers has necessitated growth of institutions; thus
have the customs of the parent, country been long under incubation in all former colonial experience: and
for the same reason has the time of maturity been lessened in these colonics. Not a settlement, but a people
landed on these shores in 18--.H, and a people required
a people's organization.
Finance, law, order, and property qnestions, were at
once subjects for attention; with an adult's growth
came an adult's wants, and then at once adult people
felt them all.
How far Governor Douglas met those wants, unaided as he then was by any man of European or Colonial experience, conscious ns he was of the absolute
necessity fur adopting from the outset the European
metier, for England's credit and for England's right, we
have already recorded in our columns, and if his expedients of the moment, suitable as they undoubtedly
were, satisfied for the hour, so ns the day of rude commencement, ceased, less rude, more permanent, and
elaborate legislation was required from him, and though
prosperity might tolerate a makeshift, adversity calls for
every aid, and for some time past all classes have felt
that the time lias arrived when institutions of a more
enlarged and complete form arc absolutely necessary
(o satiify the public wants.
The entire public press is unanimous on this point(
and from every tongue wc hear the same demands for
a legislative body, to whose counsels the people of British Columbia may look for guidance in this critical
season of doubt and depression. Compliance with the
people's wishes cannot be delayed, and we truly hope
that for the credit of the governing, and the interests
of the governed, His Excellency will not longer defer
yielding to the just demands of an enlightened aud
loyal people, who have already waited with remarkable patience, now exhausted.
The scene  is a dining room in a private boarding
house on  street—dinner is but just finished—
jokes fly around the table, when suddenly offence is
taken at sonic harmless remark, the man offended stiikes
a blow, which is no sooner received than it is replied
to by a bottle—there is a yell, a scuffle, a bowie knife
is drawn, and in less than a moment the lives of all in
the room are at the mercy of an infuriated_madman,
who chooses to conceive that ho has been insulted; his
rage is directed against all indiscriminately, and two
men are wounded in the humane endeavor to prevent
him imbruing his hands in the blood of his companion, i
At length after some difficulty he is felled to tho ground
by a chair, and the select boarders once more feel that
their lives are secure. The police enter, but the
senseless body of the ruffian has been removed, and all
profess their ignorance of any serious affray having
occurred. Ultimately one man who has received a dangerous wound in the abdomen, accepts monetary compensation and the affair is hushed up.
When we tell our readers that the above sketch is no
fiction, but that it actually occurred in our town of Victoria, on Tuesday night, we can well believe that they
will not easily credit it, for it is hard to think that men
professing to be civilized, should in the nineteenth century condescend to acts that would disgrace a Hottentot. It is over our pride to boast, that notwithstanding
the heterogcnousjclements of which our population has
been composed, that they had hitherto been distinguished by their quiet and orderly conduct. This can
be our boast no moro; for who can rest in
peace when bowie knives nro concealed about the
person of individuals at dinner, and recklessly used
on tho slightest provocation. We thank God that by
the courage and presence of mind of one man there,
murder was not committed. But tho fact of murder
not having taken place by accident, does not make the
actual crime less heinous. The man who drew his
knife has been guilty of a great sin ; he has not only
narrowly escaped committing murder, but ho has by
his foolish act, destroyed the security that hitherto existed here, and done his best to introduce iuto this colony, Ihe rowdyism that has long disgraced California.
Uf the actual crime we have said enough, but we
must at once proceed to condemn utterly the spirit
which could induce the bystanders to compromise this
matter. They had no right to do so ; it was their duty
to look at the offence, not in the light ofa private insult, but a public wrong. They should all have joined
in prosecuting the man who could so far forget himself.
Wcare aware that such souffles as these are looked upon
as "little difficulties" in our neighboring state; but we
would have people know that we are an English Colony,
governed by English law; and if the majesty of these
laws arc violated in so gross a manner, it is a duty that
every one who has knowledge of the affair, owes to
society, to bring the offender to justice, and have him
punished, as an example to all.
Thoso who were present at the fray that took place
on Tuesday night have, by neglecting to take legal
proceedings against the violator of tho law, signally
failed in their duties as citizens—they have had plenty
of time to come forward—they have not done so, and
it is time that the authorities took the matter into their
own hands. Every peaceable man in Victoria has a right
to demand this satisfaction, or what guarantee shall we
havo for our safety in future. Even while we write,
the thought of rowdyism let. loose on board the Baltimore steamer haunts us. Men killed, wounded, and
robbed—women outraged by brutes calling themselves
men, were its results—to such a height does the fearful
evil grow when unchecked. Wc do not for a moment
argue that our community at present seems likely to
emulate the unhappy state of Baltimore—but we must
nil recollect that evils like all other-things, have their
beginning, and if thoy are not stopped at once they
will grow to a gigantic height. This is tho first thing
of the kind that has occurred here, and we call upon
those in power, if they would win the good opinion
and confidence of the public—lo come forward and
with the strong arm of the law, crush the seed of rowdyism, and not permit it to burst forth a rank aud
poisonous weed to bo the bane of tho colony.
— o-^—.—
To-day we believe Dr. Tnzo will bo summoned to answer for his illegal proceedings
in catting down the trees in Victoria. AVe
believe tlie true history of tho caso is this':
Some of the inhabitants of Yates street had
petitioned His Excellency the Governor, to
have two trees there cut down, and the
Governor after looking at them, had authorized, tho police to do so. Dr. Tuzo on hearing
this, ordered all the trees in Victoria to bo
treated likewise, alleging they were his by
right of purchase from the 11. 15. (Jo. The
Dcrctor, unable to sell the logs, into which he
had converted his (so-called) trees, has given
them away, and at the same time rendered a
bill of ten dollars to the police authorities.
Now, supposing for argument's sake, that
the Doctor could shew an undisputed title to
these trees, his conduct, though undoubtedly
legal, would be morally wrong, as he would
have unfortunately acted like the dog in the
manger, of unenviable notoriety. The trees
gave, him no pleasure or profit, and careless
of the delight other people might take in
them, thoy were sacrificed. In this caso,
however, wo should have nothing lu sny, wo
might have shrugged our shoulders and oil iod
the mail who could perpetrate such an net of
hud lasto for the gratification of potty spite
and the soothing of his milled dignity, but
our lips would be hermetically sealed, the
trees would have been his, and if he preferred
to make them the vehicle of ill-nature, why
let him.
But unfortunately for the Doctor, in his
haste he made use of that which belonged t<>
other people—he forgot that Victoria no
longer belonged to the II. 15. Co., and therefore that the trees were not their's to sell him.
Any teritorial right the Company posessed in
Victoria, has long ago been sold away, and
the next time one of their agents speculates in
wood we should recommend him to take advice beforehand, or he may get into the same
difficulty as the Doctor.
If Doctor Tuzo's doctrine is correct, that
the Company can sell and re-assume at pleasure, we must seriously caution our renders
against investing in 11. B. blankets, or other
necessaries they sell at Ihcir own houso, for
we can never he certain whether thoy belong
to us or not. Some doctor may stnrt up with
an order from the omnipotent company, am
the too confiding purchaser may find himsolf
without a blanket to cover himself or gridiron to cook Tipon, though he has bought
both with money.
However, there is another feature of the
ease. It ^is asserted that the doctor's purchase is a mere fiction, in order to
disguise certain ulterior designs, which the
II. 15. C. are supposed to entertain on tho
streets of Victoria. The execution of the
plot was as brilliant as its conception. It
is to bo hoped that if the 11. 15. C. have
really been throwing out feelers, as to how
fitr they might thrust their unjust pretensions
on the people of Victoria—they learnt a lesson which will be salutary in ils effects.
We trust this is the last we shall bearj
of the company's absurd and presumptuous claim to tho streets of Victoria.
Cannot they rest contented with the influence they possess as a powerful corporate!
body—without slid hankering after the1
phantom of sovereignty and exclusive trade,
which lingers about them only to tempt them
to acts of folly and injustice, such as that of
the claim to the Victoria trees. One word
before we part.—The 11. I>. 0. know that'
their chartered power is forever ended, never!
to return—why not then set to work in
earnest to win tho respect of their fellow
citizens, by giving the weight of their example to all improvements that will advance
tho condition oftho colony. It must become
a great and fruitful one—it is only a question
of time—let them join the onward stream,
and they will prosper—attempt to dam it.
and powerful as they are, the day is not far
distant when they will be swept away by its
advancing waves.
1t is rumored tliat the Government contemplate the
issue of a provisional order, (any permanent act must
emanate from Her Majesty alone) to render the American dollar a legal tender, in ordinary transactions tor
the sum of 4s. lil sterling, from the 1st of January-
next,  this being the rate at which the seamen ami
troops are to bo paid in future, and this rate (about
$4 8'j to the £1.) being perhaps now, after considerable
variation, as nearly as possible the real market value
of the respective coins here, aud not liable to change
for some time.
It would be very desirable if there be any chance of
permanency iu our retail rate.; (exchange transactions,
of course fluctuate from hour to hour), that tlie Government should take some steps consistent with the
expected arrival of English coin, whereby the public
may be truly guided. At present in no two shops can
one calculato that the same coins wo may tender in
payment for a purchase will be received at the same
The Boundary Question.—Rumor says that different
propositions have boon mado by  the  English, to the
American Government, on the subject of the Boundary
Question, through the Arehipeligo of Islands in  our
straits.    Great Britain is not disposed to do more than
split the difference between the llaro and Rosario channels; and more, neither party has any right to expect
from the other, each claiming under tlie disputed interpretation, the space included between the two water
ways. Within a month or two, we may hope for tidings
ofthe final settlement of the matter.
Cocal intelligence.
Attempted BoroIiARY.—The premises of Mr. Adam',
builder and contractor, of this town, were broken into
by an Indian, one night last week. Fortunately, a Mr.
Mcintosh, who resides on the premises, had not retired
to rest, and hearing a noise in the work shop, came
down to ascertain the cause, nnd was astonished at
seeing a Siwash engaged in investigating tlie contents
of the interior of the building. On hearing Mr. M. the
rascal disappeared through tho door, which was open,
and favored by the darkness of the night soon put pursuit out of question. Oa examination, the door
was found to havo been opened by a key from the outside, and a pair of shoes were discovered at the threshold which had been left behind by the Indian iu his
eagerness to escape. Mr. M. thinking it probablo that
.»Ui»shoes were left thcrcf Itc-ffi^.jiit'i'Vi'in fi*r- '•1-:ie.'««
determined to watch. Before half an hour had elapsed
a dusky form was seen creeping along the side of the
pathway; on reaching the place where the boots were
slamling, he stealthily stretched forth his arm to grasp
the coveted objects; at this critical moment Mr.
Mcintosh rushed out, and after a short struggle, during
which tho Indian oucc broke away, succeeded in securing him. Un being brought before Mr. Pomberton
the next morning, the case was dismissed, owing to the
fact that no articles were found on him. Mr. Adams
had previously lost some tools, kc, in a very mysterious manner.
British" Columiua.—On Wednesday afternoon, the
steamer Eliza Anderson arrived from British Columbia
with 75 passengers, many of whom were miners. Having met the Governor Douglas in Plumper Pass, and
transhipped her cargo, the latter vessel then returned
to New Westminster. The Eraser, even 25 miles below
Fort Hope, was almost impassable, owing lo tho ice.
Tt is sad to look back upon what might havo been
done by un energetic, Lands and Works Department.
The non-cxistonco of roads and consequent difficulty
in obtaining supplies, will most probably compel the
return of every miner in Brilish Ooltimhia. Upon
whom rests the blame? What would not the thousands
of dollars expended upon useless works at New Westminster, have enabled the Chief Commissioner lo do
in the way of road making'.'
Wk have received intelligence from British Columbia
to the effect that Captain Palisser, whose interesting
aceouul of the fertile district between the Red River
Settlemeutaiid the Rocky Mountains has been published in London, had joined tho Boundary Commission,
and nii-'lii be expected shortly in arrive al  Victoria,
Akfravs in Restaurants.—On Tuesday night a desperate affray took place in a French Restaurant across
the ravine; a bowie knife was drawn by one of the
combatants, and two persons who endeavoured to stop
hostilities were wounded by him, before he was knocked down by nn energetic bystander. Luckily, the wounds
inflicted were not of a serious nature. Although the
police arrived soon after the occurrence, the offender wns
not handed over to their charge, the affair having been
compromised by the parties concerned. We trust that
the practice of carrying dangerous weapons concealed
about the body, will not be allowed to be indulged in
with impunity, but that it will be put down by the
strong hand ofthe law, else, if such occurrences remain
unoticed by the authorities, we may have to bewail the
iuss of soma of our citizens before the-winter is over.
The same evening a fracas occurred al the Washington
Restaurant on Gov't. "Street, and much confusion and
scuflleing ensued before the principal offender was
turned out; it is a matter of congratulation that such
scenes in places of public resort, are not of frequent
occurence in our town.
Real Estate is Victoria.—The value of real estate
in Victoria is rapidly rising. Small lots which could
have been purchased cheap a mouth ago, have now
risen one-third in price.
Freeman k Co.—Weregret much in find thai Messrs.
Freeman k Co. have discontinued their express to this
Island as we and many of our friends are under many
obligations to them.
The Eliza Anderson.—The steamer Eliza Anderson
arrived from San Juan, on Tuesday evening, 15th inst.,
having removed some of the United .Stales troops.
The hull of the Caledonia is now in Victoria harbor
having been towed round from Esquimalt by the Eliza
Anderson, on Wednesday. "She will be repaired immediately, but we trust a stop has been put to her
excursions to any [dace beyond Esquimalt.
The Forwood.—Our merchants are now beginning to
feel the loss they have sustained in the withdrawal of
this vessel. We would suggest that some steps should
be taken to induce Captain Lock to again put her on
the line, as we learn that she is still lying at San Francisco. We have no doubt, that if the commercial community, would agree to give her all their freight at a
lair rate, say $15 per ton, there would be little difficulty
in arranging matters; particularly as it must be now,
very clear to them, that by so doing, they would materially benefit their own pockets, and at the same time,
afford much more convenience to the public. Our co-
temporaries talk of the vandalism of the Hudson Bay
Company in cutting down the trees of Victorin; we
cannot help remarking that the vandalism displayed by
the population of this island, in so long suffering our
mail to be taken all round the Sound, before coming
here, is infinitely more deserving of censure, than the
act complained of.
The T.mioi'i'iii'.ue.—The II. B. C. steamer Labouchere
returned yesterday alter a trading cruise in the
north, of some months. Her line appearance and
trim on entering this harbor could not but have been
noticed by those who saw her gaily steaming in. Whilst
tlie attention of our merchants is so forcibly called to
the loss they have sustained by the withdrawal i through
their own negligence) of the Forwood, which is still
lying at San Francisco, an admirable opportunity offers
itself to the company to make the Labouchere available
for the trade between this port and San Francisco.
We heartily approve of this idea which has been so
often rumored, and we ft el sure that sufficient support,
would be accorded to her, for we understand that a
slight expense is all that would be necessary to lit her
f ,r doing so.
Registration.—We have already heard mentioned
the names of nearly a dozen gentlemen who would bo
aspirants for legislative honors. The apathy which
appears to exist in the registering of Voters does not
hold out much hope for any of the would-be members
being the chosen if the people. The only cause we can
assign for such apathy is the paradoxes that exist in
'.he bill, and which may justly have produced much
confusion in the minds of the entitled voters; thereby
preventing them from understanding the way to obtain
their votes registered.
Goi.n PrsT Roiibi'.tv.—James Baker was charged
with stealing a quantity of gold dust from the person
of James Thompson, on board .the schooner ilenriette.
during her passage from Port Douglas to Victoria. .Mr.
Crease appeared for the plaintiff, and, Mr. Ring for the
defendant. The parties slept in the same cabin on the
passage down, and the defendant who had no money
when he left had sold 30 ounces of dust to Marchaml
k Co. on his arrival here. He was committed for trial
at the next Quarter Sessions.
Testimonial—AVe have heard rumored that a harftl-
soine testimonial, in the shape of a purse of $500, is
about to be presented to the Rev. W. F. Clarke, for his
christian advocacy of the religious rights of colored
It is reported that some people have been drowned
in the Frnser River from their canoe becoming blocked
in the ice, among others are mentioned M. O. Elliot,
barister at law at Vale, and Commissioner Travaillottc,
might ask where under Heaven could we find suchul
effusion in nny thing above a quack advertisement,A
one of the lucubrations of the learned editor in a'k.l
issue. The "article" in question is headed "Winter L
the tenor of which goes to inform the inhabitants.1
Victoria that the white coating which they obsertpl
on the ground the early part of last week was 8no,'|
and the slippery substance Jack Frost. With all ,,1
peculiarities tho talented writer here has cvidenthl
given us something difficult to refute, and whica'L
quite refreshing after his recent unfortunate floun
ing amidst the "dates, figs and Irish families.'' l]_
no doubt the scientific individual will shortly BUrtill
us by another announcement that sugar is general,f
sweet, and vinegar universally sour.
If he would only confine himself to such scientil.
discoveries, 1 would not by any means object to hi
chemical dissertations, but when he* tells us that'll
rains that have lately been so bounteously bcstoitwl
upon us, now take the shape of snow," he tests oiires.1
jlulity rather far, as it is the first time in my life ml
I have been told that rain that has already fallen cos,-
by any possibility take the " shape of mow."
The  light litcratured individual then goes on in :.,[
same happy strain to speak of the " proprietors of tradi*!
establishments  whose doors are thrown open 1'ortiJ
purposa of encouraging mercantile transactions, oiai.1
up and down their limited promenading limits in n uisl
and  vigorous  manner."     I   will   not  stop to adniiij
the   brilliant   idea  of   doors  being  thrown open!
encourage mercantile transactions but will  merely ti(|
whether the style embraced in the expression of "limi'J
ed promenading limits" benot after Emerson or On!
lisle.    '-Of evils to come we already picture the Fra:.|
frozen here nnd there (why  nol  ever am', anon,) wlijl
between such places the swift current leaves whirlitil
cakes of ice, now joining, now dividing,   then rejoin;;,!
again,  till choked  and crammed  together they fici.l
resting  place,  and multiply  the  localities,  (why .J
locations?) where the stream becomes impassable."
any one, after reading this passage fails to r-ec itsboatoj
I certainly  pity his want of perception.   An asthttuS
person might complain that, in  reading  the  seutcr.ii
lie occupied the position ofthe unfortunate cakes of:)!
in the whirling, the joining, the dividing, the rcjoini_J
again, the choking  and   the cramming  together; t_|
peculiar style  ofthe  punctuation   assisting, to. an t.|
liilarating extent, the choking  and  the  cramming.
do not   wish   to  trespass  on  your valuable spaceuJ
longer, but  I might be allowed to say that, if the c«l
coctor ofthe "article'' in question, instead of purlohJ
ing expressions   from Dickens'   "Martin  Chir/.zlewiiT
and trying, in the most   labored and laughable manst)
to imitate the style of that great humorist, remindii|
one  forcibly  ofthe  fable  of the  ass and the lion, il
ha ! given the   work alluded to a more earnest perns;
he would have been so struck with the admirablo caii
cature of Jefferson Brick, and his striking resemblaim
to certain others of his fraternity, that he would new|
have  talked  bo originally of " blushing noses,'' 4c,
nm-t.   however,  in  conclusion, give the  individual ij
little credit for his shrewdness, i'i charging others rill
writing like schoolboy-, as, from his litoraryefforts,al
person would ever  have   tho  temerity to advance iii\
idea that he had ever been at school at all.
To the Editor "New Westminster Times."
Sir.—Iu  a recent issue you  very properly lecture
the public upon the late scandals, but   yon admit tl
you can suggest no remedy.    1 think I can.
Eel a council  be assembled   for British ColumbiJ
when  all the principal  Government  officers will ni«Jj
and interchange their vii ws, and adopt lines of aclioij
suitable for nil. Now each pulls his 0wu strings, or riilsl
his own hobby, resulting in cross purposes and w:i=ti-|
energy.   Next, let the Government officers entertainr.T
public as Ihey should,   if they wish to know what <:■:]
ou out  of doors, and to ventilate questions, as cm :<l
and is every where else done, with much advantage!
the public service,  at the dinner tables of public fun:.
tionarios—also that they and their families may
tribute their influence to the general tone of society,^
much   affected by the entertainments of-traveled j
accomplished gentlemen and gentlewomen. The prop
example once set, there will  be no  lack of reciprocity
on the part of the public—thus good feeling nnd gosi
manners will be established amongst us.
Victoria, Nov. 1 Ith. IdOO.
[It was our intention to have made some comracj'Jl
on the subject above referred to, but want of spuffj
compels us to defer their publication till our nK'j
{Continued from Times of Nov. Hlh.)
The trip from the mouth of Pitt River to Langley, ii]
a very pleasant one, though not characterized by''*,1!
notable features.    The land on each side to all apjier-J
ancc is good; there are several small patches of prttiri
here and there, nnd  from the absence  of any gru
amount of timber, one is led to judge that more land!
the same quality exists further back towards the raoui-]
tains. Langley, which was originally intended forte
Capital of British Columbia, is an tho south bank*
the River, nnd is divided iuto Upper and Lower Langlwi
there are many inseparable objections to it, otluvwiij
the proposed site is a very good one, and possusad '
many advantages. The Fort at Upper Langley is o»|
of the most notable features, and recalls old times whs,
such protection was deemed necessary, To the back*
the fort, the land stretches away in an undulating th1,
for somo ten or fifteen miles; much of this is valuMl
soil, and in cultivation, and will prove in a few yean,1!
most desirable property. This is claimed, or at te-'-i
the greater part of it, by the Hudson Bay Coui|ilt>)J
Much can be said, for and against the claims of '■*"
company, to land here and elsewhere on Fraser RWj
Sullico it to say that they have done immense servi*f
to the country and deserve much consideration, itj
not, however, probable that their claims will boal!o»'*
by the Govornmont at home, unless they are enabled!!
show very good cause for it, and if they can show go*
and just reasons for their claims being granted, HI
will be unjust enough to deny them the mlvant.i;*|
sought. Atanyrntel have no doubt, thftt bo the liraoljl
of land granted them, large or small, they will ruin's
the  very best use of it.    At Lower Langley thcrei'B
All communications addressed lo the Editor must have
the A uthor's real signatures, not necessarily for publication, but merely as n guarantee of good faith, and must be
written on one side of the paper only. We arc itvt responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.
To the Editor New Westminster Times,
Sir :—From the days of the Spectator and Taller down
to the present of the mighty " Thunderer " of  Printing
House  Square,   the .Newspaper Press of England  has
distanced all other institutions in rapidity of growth and
permanent strength.    The  monarchy, the  aristocracy,
and the  people are all alike swallowed and   absorbed
by this rapacious boa ; for what was   considered  and
termed, in times not long gone by, the "Fourth Estate,"
has now gradually, hut boldly, emerged into the " First."
It is to the press of England  that tlie working classes
look  forward   with  confidence to   their future  social
amelioration and political regeneration—it is to thu
press of England the aristocracy cling to protect them
i'ri>ni loo sudden a deprivation-of tkeir *vift^iriiy«^tj$4J.!y!at Cbuj'c'i,nm]>p J)opBQ.l-tJ)q'tfTl-tl,g^gPB
time worn privileges ; and it is to this all powerful ma-  tion is lew and scanty, and  perhaps  not oT a ciTnT-]
going character; still there are always a few, anil«:t
sees with pleasure the lirst church built in Brlw
Columbia. The population is iv very fluctuating ""'
here, and is supposed to be supported chiefly by sM
ling, and supplying tho infernal poison tu Imliuns,
group of thesebenighted creatures may be generally sc«j
every night on' the sand flat nt Langley, in every
of intoxication and madness. One feels butJlittlOW
against them compared with thoso who supply t'|C*
I do not, however, mean to imply that Langley aloin■'
the scene of these horrors; every community on FW
River is visited, more or less, with the same pl«flj
and until the country has funds sulflcent to support •,
able police, I see no chance of tho extormlhauW*
these wholesale, providers of death and destruction.
The features of the banks of the River from tjangW
to tho mouth of the Chilwayhook and even to the m
rison River is much the same as that below it- ".
same belt of deep luxurious foliage combining .tol'
the scene a character of great richness and.fori'J
Should, however, tho traveller bo tempted tfoont-Of |J
Sheep, or Samas river (which empties itself i'lt0 '
Frascr from tho South, about eighteen miles i*110
Langley,) and to paddle up it for about throe mi'03.' '
will be rewarded by a really beautiful sight.   On w
all powerful machine that monarchy looks for its greatest safeguard in
the rapid and continuous political changes ofthe day.
Tho history of the English Press, from its struggling
infancy to its present vigorous maturity, points out as tho
origin of its grand success tho fact ofthe transcendent
talent with which it has been connected. From Addison
to Thackeray this h,ls been fully verified. What a contrast to this does thu Press of America present.
Throughout tlie journal? of tlio United States we look
in vain for any indication of more than ordinary intellect. Wilh a few exceptions, they are in fact
actually below mediocrity. The immense numbers of
newspaper periodicals, in tho United States, and the
smallness of their pecuniary resources consequent on
such competition, may be assumed to be the cause of
so inferior a description of talent employed ou the
editorial staff; and this is to bo the more deplored as
newspaper literature iu America absorbs almost every
other kind. Living so adjacent to American territory,
it behooves us to lie on our guard lest the vulgar personality and the Blnng diction of some oftho American
journals, should creep into the Press of theso now
colonies. The fact of such a publication as the. American Victoria Gazelle existing in our midst fully justifies these remarks. Were, it not that many nro ignorant
of the fact of this print being an American publication
and not a very creditable ono cither, il would be
scarcely necessary to waste any time on criticising ils
literary productions, bul. 1 for one. do not feel content
to sue such barbarisms both iu language nnd sentiment go forth a3 emanating from a BritTsh journal because published in a, British colony. It is scarcely
necessary to particularize where all' the "editorials"
are   pretty equally matched in their absurdities, but I
iug the east bank he finds himself standing, most no«
pectedly, on a large prairie, bolted  with woods, ft"
four milos distant to tlio left and in  front,  but to^
right stretching away past a large lake, as far i\3
eye can reach.    Roaming about, this prairie ho "*i"
plenty or sport; ducks and tea|, snipe and gVOUS0flb0,°.j
and  from the frequent, tracks of deer, I sollld "}l%"
thorn to be also existing in large.
herds in the ri^11''!
S E L I il   F R A N K L I N   &   C 0.,
Auctioneers and Land Agents, Yates street,
Will sell   by Public Sale on
Monday, 21st Nov., 1859, at 12 o'clock, M-
A House and Lot on View street, No. 988.
The House contains three Rooms, is well built, and
has also a stable attached.    The size of the lot is 30
by 120 feet. .
Lot3 Nos. 1138, 113'J, 1140, on Richardson street;
'141, 1142, on Franklin street.
These lots, lying together, are admirably adapted for
residences or gardens, the soil, too, being excellent, and
clear of tree*..
A Five Acre Lot, fronting on the Esquimalt Road, near
the road io the Barracks.
Lot No. 32, on Johnson street near Douglas.
Thumb:  10   per  cent  deposit  at  time  of purchase
Acts of Sale at buyer's expense. nl9-lt
MR. COOTE CHAMBERS begs to inform ihe public
that he is ready and happy to lake charge
ol any number of Cattle on his and his brother's Farm
at Rocky Point, where it is well-known Cattle and
Horses thrive well, and the finest grazing on the Island
is to be had at the low rate of $2 50 per month per
Mr. C. has men whose sole business will be the care
of the Stock entrusted to him,
Orders for cord wood solicited, which will be delivered in Victoria upon most reasonable terms.
For particulars apply at the ollice of the "New Westminster Times," nlO-tc
TTTDOLESALE DEALERS and Importers of Foreign
y\    and Domestic Liquors, Wines, Cordials, Syrups,
and every article in this line.
Dealers who may favor us with orders, may rest assured that we will endeavor to give satisfaction in the
article, and dispatch in forwarding. Where the quantities are sufficient of Foreign Liquors, we will ship iu
bond. nl9-tc
pany are now prepared  to execute orders for Re-
lined Loaf and Crushed  Sugars for export, at the current    prices   ruling   for   Eastern   Refined   Sugars,  the
purchasers  receiving the  benefit of the drawback allowed by the United States Government of one and a
half cents per pound upon the quantity so exported.
Applvto BOND & HALE, Agents,
nl9-tc 50 nnd dl SanSOine St. San Francisco.
^usiittss girciforjT.
COMMISSION   MERCHANTS,   Corner   Wharf   and
Johnston-streets,  Victoria,   V.   I.    Dickson,  De
Wolf k Co., Merchant-street, San Francisco.    slO-tc
COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Albert AVharf, Victoria,
Vancouver  Island, and Battery-street, San F'ran-
cisco, California. slO-tc
OMM1SSION   MERCHANTS,   Victoria,   Vancouver
Island. Oc4-tc
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
witli building. oc25-tc
RROLL,  Yates-Street.  between   Wharf and
I"    D. CA
** • Goven
Retail dealer in Wines and
QAMUEL    PRICE k CO., Merchants
O    Victoria. Vancouver Island.
* Victoria. -
ia, dealer in Groceries, Provisions, Crockery,
, Glassware. oc4-tc
M 0 SIC.
A. LESTER begs  leave to  announce  that   she
will give  instruction on  the Piano.    Residence,
incouver-strcct, between Belot and Belcher.
November 4tb. 3m n8
Ex Latest Arrivals.
AMAICA Rum, in puncheons and hogsheads.
McKenzie, & Co.'s  superior Scotch Whiskey, in
Stewart k Co.'s superior Scotch Whiskey, in punchs.
Superior French Brandies, in qr. casks.
Byass, k Co.'s Bottled Ale, in pints
Ind k Cope's Burton Ale. in qrts and pints.
Tooth's Bottled Ale in qrts.
Oregon Cider, in cask and bottle.
Dull' Gordon's superior Pale Sherry.
Gonzales. do        do        do
Superior London Bottled Port Wine,
By the Undersigned,
Mats Bat'avia Rice.
50 kegs Scotch Oatmeal,
casks superior Salt Beef.
SELIM   F It A N K L I N    k   C O.,
Yates street, Victoria.
Farming Lunds disposed of at public and private
Sale. Surveys, Plans, Deeds, Mortgages, and Agreements prepared by competent parties attached to the
flice. Merchandise, Household Fnrniture, 4c, disposed of.
Advances made on Consignments.
Gold Dust Purchased.
Ex GOMELZA, und other VESSELS.
*     proof Store, on Yates street.
Muir it Sons' Edinburgh Ale in wood;
Burton Ale, in gla.-s and wood :
Duff Gordon 4 Co's  first  quality Sherry in glass
and wood ;
Dunlop's Scotch Whiskey in glass and wood;
Cognac Brandy in hhds and qr casks;
Champagne Cider;
Goshen Butler in firkins;
China. New Orleans, Sandwich Island and Crushed
Golden Gate Superfine Flour;
Tea in 30 lb packages ;
Rice, Beans, kc
Cavendish Tobacco in boxes;
Hoots nnd Brogans;
Door Mats ;
Riding and Hunting Saddles, Snaffle and Weymouth
Bridles, hobbles, etc., by Simpson k Nephew,
Sets   of Cart Harness  and  Traces.     Riding   and
limiting Saddles, single and   double Bridles.
Horse Rugs, etc., by W. S. Simpson, Dalkeith;
M'Dougnll's Tobacco, Clay Pipes, in cases, 5 gross
each, 14 different qualities;
One 8 English  horse-power horizontal Steam Engine, with boiler   and connections complete,
by T. M. Tennant k Co.
Medicine Chests, by Duncan, Flockert, it Co.
Salmon  and  Herring Nets, by J. k W.  Stewart.
Musselburgh ;
Crimean Pack Saddles;
Parlor Grates.
nl9-lm Commission Merchants.
Goods received on Storage at reasonable rates.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
Victoria, V. I.,   19th November. 1350.
The following opinion of the Attorney General upon
the subject of the lands allotted to settlers in the Chc-
raanis District, is herewith published for general information.
By Command,
William A. G. Young.
Acting Colonial Secretary.
[AM of opinion that the  contract  disclosed by tho
correspondence concerning the Chemanis settlement
ontnins nothing which clothes a petitioner or claimant
wilh tins right to sell his allotment.    I am  further of
(opinion  that the vendor loses his claim by selling, and
Unit   the purchaser, from   such claimant,  would   take
[nothing by his purchase ; and I would recommend that,
fat some future period, a right to sell  shall be given
[to every settler who has improved and settled his land
[to a certain extent, and that bona lido settlers should be
|confirmod in their claims.    But in order to prevent the
•om being taken for speculative purposes  (which
[has already occurred to a great extent,)   I would sug-
[gest  Hint the license in question should be retained at
[present,  and that a registry of claimants  should be at
[once opened.   If such a course as I ho/vo suggested is
'en, the speculator cannot, any more than now, hold
ins land without settlement ami  improvement,  much
'•ss sell it : he would not theroforo  claim, but  leave to..
v*a*V»ftufrSSMfSr "^Trr^p^nrdiT^rnie iTseifi iTi'iiT."*^
Established iu   1S3G.
Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1840.
CAPITAL £1,000,000.
John Bloxam Klin, Esq.
Oliver Farrer, Esq.
Alex. Gillespie, Esq.
Sir A. Pellet Green, R. N
Francis  Le Breton, Esq.
John Ranking, Esq.
Henry Barnewall. Esq.
Thomas II. Brooking, Esq.
Robert Carter, Esq.
William Chapman, Esq.
William R. Chapman. Esq.
James John Cummins, Esq.
Messrs.  R. C.
Charles M'Nab, Esq.
The Bank of England,
Messrs. Glyn, Mills k Co.
General Manager, Thomas Paton, Esq.
Quebec, Canada. I Dundas, Canada.
| Braxtford,    do
I London, do
| St. Johns. New Brunswick
I Halifax, Nova Scotia, and
j Victoria, V. I.
Fcrgusson, F. II. Grain, k C. F. Smith
29 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 the National Bank of Scotland.
Office hours—10 a. m. td 3 p. m.; and Saturday
10 a. m. to 1 p.m.
olO-lm F. W. WOOD, Manager.
Booksellers and Stationers.
DEALERS in Standard, School, and Miscellnneou
Books. Novels.
Staple and Fancy Stationery,
Blank Books,
(Iold Pens, and fine Pocket Cutlery,
Drawing and Photograph Paper,
Tracing Paper and Tracing Cloth,
(jift Books, and Annuals.
Stationer's Hall, Yates-street.
October 25th, 1359. lm
FT1G enable families to supply  themselves with  Fuel
or the approaching winter, wc shall, until further notice, sell the best
in quantities of half a 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
WWINNARD, Proprietor, Fort Langley, British
#    Columbia.
The Proprietor of the Langley Hotel, having re-built
and enlarged his establishment, and furnished it so as
to afford First Class Accommodation to the travelling
public, respectfully solicits a continuance ofthe liberal
patronage hitherto bestowed ou 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 arc furnished with
good beds. The best liquors will always be found at
the Bar. Travellers passing up or down the river, may
always depend on finding the best accommodation at
the Langley Hotel.
8e__T'Storagc for merchandise on reasonable terms.
Fort Langley, B. C, Oct. 29, 1859. no-ltc
(Signed) George Hunter Cary.
Colonial Secretary's Office.
Victoria V. I., 18th November, 1859.
The following opinion of the Attorney General with
elereiice to the transfer of real estate is herewith  pub-
isJied for general information.
By Command,
William A. G. Young.
Acting Colonial Secretary.
JTMEROt'S applications for Title Deeds to the town
lots in British Columbia have been made which
"nol, unfortunately, be grained; the English law,
'"Inch has ruled in British Coliiiubiasincc the formation
f|tho colony, required that every valid transfer of an
statein land must be made by a writing, sealed and
e'lyorcd by the party transferring, and that the word
heirs " should be coupled wilh the name of the person
p whom the transfer is made, if any greater estate
laM   nn  estate  for   life  is   intended'  to pass.     The
DICKSON,  CAMPBELL k Co., corner   wharf and
Johnson streets—
Brandy, 35 hhds Kartell, Marett's and Imperial;
Do     200 cases Imperial;
Do     100 ditto Cognac;
Rum, 25 \ csks fine old Jamaica;
whisky, 2 puncheons Irish ;
Sherrv, 34 \ csks medium and superior ;
Port,'28 J     do do
Do 23 do   do fair;
10 cases, a choice article;
Champagne, 05 cases qts and pts;
Claret, 100 cases;
Ale, 25 hhds Bass No. 3, how brew ;
Do Burton Brewery Co., and Morice Cox 4 Co.
in bottles;
Porter, Morice Cox k Co., do.
fight to complete a purchase ofa town lot
Py somo other person, and tho right, to the land iu full
W Iho person transferring, are both   interests in land
rcqui.|,,K the above formalities for their valid transfer,
|>»d ui both canes the word ;' heirs,"  should have  been
pod.    Hence I am unable to issue  Crown  (!
pull-purchasers  wdio are unable
Signed  and sealed by the original purchaser
-row u
A measure to remedy past evils shall b
to produce
nils to
a Deed,
from the
George Hunter (Jury.
Yates street,
Third door above Freeman k   Co.'s Express, Victoria, V. 1.
ASSAYS  OF  GOLD, SILVER, and  ORES of every
'"*-   description, promptly   nnd faithfully made, and
option of the depositor. AJJVANCBS^ MAW UN
GOLD DUST FOR MELTING. We would respectfully
solicit from Miners nnd Deaiers their patronage.
As vouchors for the correctness of our Assays, we
refer with permission to the following Bankers, who
for nearly three years have shipped Bars Assayed by
us (in California,} to Europe and tho Eastern States:
B. Davidson, San Francisco; SATHKlt k 0HOR0H, San
Francisco ; Tallant k Wilde, do.; Abel Guv, do.
Parrot k Co., do.; Wells, Faroo, k Co., do., nnd Freeman k Co.'s Express.
Also, by special permission, wo refer to the Bank of
Brsh North America, in Victorin.
O10-tc MABCHAND, Jr., & Co.
ATEATT, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer and Lea-
.    Ihcr Dealer,1 Wharf street, next to British Colonist Ollice, Victoria, V. I.
Custom-Made Boots and Shoes always on hand, of
the best description and warranted. Repairs done,
neat and durable. nl
10,000 lbs. WHITE   LEAD.
Yates Street,
HllVO     FOR    BALK
LARGE  Assortment ol  WINDOW  GLASS,  and
Artist's Tools aud Colors.   Oil, Turpontinc, Varnish Putty, Graining Tools, kc, kc.
Also  a  large   assortment of WALL  PAPl'B.
,»rs and Mixed Paints.
DICKSON,  CAMI'BELL k Co., corner
Johnson streets—
Blankets, scarlet nnd blue;
Clothing, an assortment;
Bootw and Shoes;
Cordage mid Twine.
Wharf an
NO.   49   ST.  JAMES'   STREET,
L 0 N D O N .
The Rt. Hon. the Earl Talbot, K. G. Ac.
B. B.    Cabbell, Esq., . P., F. K. S., F. S. A.
Henry Pownall, Esq.
Sir Claude Scott, Bart.
Chairman.—Lieut Col. Lord A. Lennox.
Jftp. Chairman.—T. C. Granger, Esq., M. P.
John Ashbiirncr, Esq., M. D.
T. C. Batard, Esq.
J. P. Bathurst, Esq.
Sir James Oarmichael, Bart.
John Gardiner, Esq.
Charles Osborn, Esq.
Assurances granted on the lives of persons in every
station of life, aud every part of 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
Immediate annuities granted on liberal terms, affording great advantage to persons of limited income.
Deferred annuities may be purchased at rates which
secure a return ot the whole or part of the premiums
paid, in rase the ago at which the annuity is to commence be not attained.
Loans arc granted, on approved security, to parties
effecting assurances with the Company.
All the Company's Engagements are guaranteed by
an ample subscribed nnd paid-up capital.
Prospectuses and the  necessary forms  of proposal,
with every information, may be obtained on application,
cither personally or by letter, at the Companv's offices.
ocia-to Secretary.
For particulars apply to E. H. Kino, Victoria.
TIIE Lower portion of the Brick Building occupied
by the New   Westminster  Times Office, in rear of
Stationer's Hall.    Apply to
n8-tc Messrs. HIBBEN k CARSWELL.
TIIE Building on Yates street, now occupied by the
Proprietors of the Nnr Westminster Times Printing
Office.    Apply on the premises. »8-te
HAVE just received a very Choice Lot of Groceries,
nnd are constantly receiving fresh goods by every
steamer, which they offer at very low rates.
Families arc especially invited to call, ns every thing
is selected wilh great care for Family use.
Very superior Teas, Sugar, Coffee, and Butter.
nl 5-1 m
UNDERSIGNED, ex "Gomelza,
London :—
Of the following well-known brands, viz.
Hibbcrt'fl London Porter and India Pale Ale;
J. W. Bridges k Son's Best Stout Porter;
Robert Porter k Cos. London Porter, in pis. k qts.
Jones' K. I. Pale Ale and London Stout Porter;
Robert Tooth's London Porter and Burton Ale ;
Saunders k Cameron's Bottled Beer.
Batger k Co's London Preserved Fruits, in bottles;
" "       Jams, in jars;
" Lozenges and Scotch Mixtures, in tins.
Superior Stout Red Port, in 1 doz. cases;
" "       "     "    in 3 doz. cases.
A select assortment of Gosnell k Cos PERFUMERY,
consisting of Hair Brushes, Soaps, Perfumes, 4c, kc,
of the finest quality.
Minie Rifle Carbines, brass mounted, elevating sights ;
"        "        " with hair triggers,        do;
Revolvers and Holster Pistols:
Double-Barreled Carbines, steel mounted ;
Rifles and Indian Guns, of various patterns.
Booth's Old Tom;
Burnett k Co's Old Tom, with patent stoppered bottles.
Also, received from London—
Capt. G. Rhodes' Patent Field Had Guard TENTS, complete ;
Portable Chairs, forming Bedsteads, with Mattresses, 4c,
Crimean Canteens, 4c, 4c, kc
n!3-tc SAM'L PRICE 4 CO.
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those residents in Fort Hope, who have most liberally
and kindly come forwnrd with monetnrj loans to meet
the sum expended in the purchase of the house and
ground for the Institution, that such kinduess should be
acknowledged, and my best thnuks returned for the
same, as well as for tho confidence with which they
have met mc in my desire to promote .the interests of
our town.
I now beg to subjoin the List of newspapers with
which the Reading Room will start, nnd the Books already selected. Those friends in Victoria and elsewhere, who have strengthened my hands by their aid,
received and promised, will thus see what is contemplated. I beg to thank them also for their good will
and help.
Any books which the owners have read or feel inclined to give the Fort Hope Library, will bo gratefully
received by mc, through the Rev. K. Dundas, who has
kindly consented to forward them.
Times, or Evening Mail; European Times ; Dispatch ;
Illustrated London News; Punch; Athena-urn: New
York Tribune; Alta California; Bulletin; Colonist;
New Westminster Times.
3 vols. British Poets ; 2 vols. MacCulloch's Dictionary;
27 vols. Waverly Novels ; 4 vols. McCauIay's History of
England; 1 vol. Arabian Nights; 1 Yountt on Cattle;
12 vols. Shakespeare; 1 Bennett's Poultry Book; 1
Fox's Martyrs; 1 Practical Farrier; 1 Workinginan's
Companion ; Aytown's Lnys; 1 Pilgrim's Progress;
3 Diary of a Physician; 1 Wide Wide World; 1 Bccche's
Lectures to Young Men; 1 Twice Told Tales ; 1 Gulliver's Travels; Salsbury Plains; 1 Life of Columbus;
1 Robinson Crusoe; 1 Lamartine's French Revolution;
1 Russia During 33 Year's Residence; 1 Hungarian
Sketches; 1 Love Me Little, Love Me Long; 1 Mabel
Vaughan; 1 History of Wonderful Inventions; 1 Agnel
on Chess; 6 Modern British Essayists ; 1 Livingston's
Travels; 1 Inquire Within; 1 Waverly Anecdotes; 3
vols. Magazines; 1 Comb's Constitution of Man; 1 Lny-
yard's Babylon; 1 Irving's Sketch Book; 1 Eliza Cook's
Poems; 2 vols. Longfellow's do.; 2 Hood's do.; 20 Miscellaneous Novels—Marryatt, Bulwer, Lever, and Dickens ; 2 vols. Pcndcnnis; 1 Birthland of St. Paul; 1
Kuinamachus Parables; 1 Arctic Explorations; 1 Irving's Vignett's; 1 Humorous English Poets; 1 Vale of
Cedars; Irving's Tales of a Traveller.
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Victoria, 9, 1859.—nl2-tc Hon. Secretary.
On 1st January, 1800.
Will   be   Published.
CONTAINING authentic informafion upon every subject connected with these colonies, and a complete
official, professional, and Business Directory—with the
salaries of all Government officials, 4c, 4c
Professional, and Business Gentlemen, are particularly requested to furnish the undersigned with such
information respecting their names, places of business,
4c, ns may be in their power, at the office of the "New
Westminster Times."
The above Almanac will doubtless have an extensive
circulation. Finding its way into every house and establishment, it will possess immense advantages as an
advertising nredinm, and we feel convinced that we
have only to call the attention of the publiv to its
utility for it to be appreciated, Unlike other publications in this colony, the Almanac is not one of those
that will be thrown on one side, but will he a constant
book of reference for every inhabitant.
Charges for advertising in the Almanac:
Business Cards, (three or four lines) $5.
Half page, $15.
Whole page, $20.
The size of the page of the Almanac will be 8 inches
by 5.
HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, that I slralT, on or before
the 30th day of November in this year, miike out
a list of all persons entitled to vole in the election of it
Member to servo in the House of Assembly of Vancouver Island, for each of tho hereafter named Districts,
that is to say, for—
Victoria County District.
Victoria Town District.
Esquimalt. and Metchoscn County District,-
Esquimalt Town District.
Nanaimo District-
Lake District.
Sooke Disrrict.
Saanich District.
Salt Spring Island District, including the
Settlement of Chemaynis,
In respect of property (or other qualification) situate
within this District or Town; and all persons so entitled are hereby required to deliver or transmit to me,
on or before the 23rd day of November, in this year, a
claim in writing, containing the. Christian name and
surname, their ptaco of abode, the nature of their qualification, the name of the street, lane or other liko
place wherein tho property in respect of which
they claim to vote, is situated, and each of such
persons so claiming must also at the same time pay
to me the sum of four shillings and two pence.
Persons omitting to deliver or transmit such claim
or make such payment, will be excluded from the list
of voters for this District (Town or City.)
N. B. Any false declaration is declared by law to bo
perjury ; and any wilfully false claim a misdemeanor.
Sheriff of Vancouver Island.
Sheriff's Office, Victoria, V. I.
9th Nov. 1850.
0. T. SEYMOUR, 1
Victoria,     /
San Francisco.
FOR SALE.—Per  ship "Gomelza,"  from  London.
The following materials, 4c, yet unsold ;
1*73 bundles BUII best 18 and 20, 20 nnd 24, sheet
iron :
5000 best Fire Bricks;
15,000 best Viscountess Bangor Slates;
And a few cases of best English Ale and London
North-west corner of Yates and Douglas streets, Victoria,
ARE in regular receipt of assorted Furniture of substantial quality, which they offer at reasonable
rates, in part consisting of
BEDSTEADS, all sizes; Bureaus, plain nnd scroll
front; Tables, assorted sizes; Chairs, cane and wood
scat, and off.m chairs; Rockers, cane seat and back;
Looking Glasses; Cots, and other articles of immediate necessity.
Mr. PIERCE—recently of J. 4 O. S. Pierce, of San
Francisco—now residing there, will give his attention
to the filling of special orders for any style of Furniture,
thereby saving time, trouble, and expense, to parties
Of this particular material for Bedding, we have an
ample stock in hand, which we offer cither by the bale
or in Redding, at steady prices. It is universally conceded to be equal to feathers, and better than curled
hair for this climate, at half tho price of either. Our
arrangements with the sole importer of it for California,
are such that wc aro enabled to sell Lower than it can
be had elsewhere. Straw Mattrasscs, wholesale and
retail. n8-3m
Apply to
^^-wforiiv, Now t^i
CARPENTER, Contractor, and Builder, corner o
Blanchnrd and Kane-streets, near the chnrcb, is
prepared to contract for or superintend the erection of
Brick Buildings, Frame Cottages, Wood and Brick Fire-
Proof Stores and Dwellings, 4c, all in the best style of
architecture and'in the cheapest and best workmanlike
A long experience in Europe nnd the United States,
and a perfect knowledge of his profession, nrc a guarantee that any work entrusted to him shall be satisfactorily executed.
Plans, drawings, and specifications, made in every
stvle at the shortest notice. ocll-3m
.   LOST.
IOST on the Evening of Wednesday, the 20th, a
j dark leather Masonic Pocnetbook, contain! ng
notes, accounts, 4c. of no value except to tho own er,
who will be much obliged if tho finder will leave the
sumo at the ollice of the New Westminster Times.
Master ou board.
*„:-». %r   •     -••»{. 1-2-to ■
Liverpool. Honolulu.
JANION, GREEN 4 CO., Commission Merchants
foot of Johnson-street, near tho Bridge, Victoria,
V. I. Agent for the Liverpool Underwriters' Association. nl2-6
M. W.
Government Street, opposite the  Washington Restaurant.
Every description of Boots nnd Shoes made to order
in the most fashionable style, and at the lowest possible prices.
All articles guaranteed to bo of tho best workmanship.   Repairs executed. nl2-lm
Yatcs-street over Messrs. Mooro 4 Co.'s,
THE Committee of tho Young Men's Christian
Association, have pleasure iu announcing to their
friends and the public generally, that the above
Rooms will be open every ovening (Sundays excepted,)
from 5 to 10 o'clock.
The Secretary will be in attendance every Tuesday
and Friday evening, from 8 to 10 o'clock, to enrol members and receive their subscriptions.
Subscriptions, six Shillings or ono Dollur aud a Half
per Quarter.
November 4th, laoy, lm n8
AVE ON HAND, and arc constantly supplied with
Standard and Miscellaneous Books, comprising,
Poetry, History, Mechanics, Agricultural, Dramatic,
Cookery, Dictionaries,  Bibles, Juvenile  Books, Music
and Song Books, Annuals and Gift Books, Law, School
and Medical Books, Novels, bound and in papor covers
Staple and Fancy Stationery, comprising,
Letter, Note, Foolscap, Legal, Parliamentary Brief,
Flateap, Demi, Folio Post, Blotting, Wrapping, Tissue,
Bill and Bill-head Paper, Playing Cards, Blank Books,
full and half bound—Cap, Demi, nnd Medium—including Memorandums in great variety.
Envelopes, Steel Pens, Tnks and Inkstands, Copying
Presses, Globes, Date Calendars, Wafers, Seals, Clips,
Stamps, Racks, Drawing Instruments, Water Colors,
Pencils, Music, Paper, Violin Strings, Dominoes, Drawing, Tracing, nnd Photographic Paper, Trncing or Vellum
Cloth, P_.oi;tfolio8. Reference_Fiies, Scaling Wax, Chess
Men." ifntufgaimntiiinloards,"Slates', MucinTge, VSitfriV"
Cards, Eyelet Machines, 4c, 4c, 4c.
Always on hand, a Fino Assorment of
"nTIIOLESALE and Retail Dealer in Hardware,
M Agricultural Implements, Bar Iron, Steed and
Iron-Mongery, and stove and Tinwaro of overy description. Glass and Crockery Ware, Wood nnd" WiHow-
Warc, 4c.
Bogs to  infonn  his friends and the public that ho
has tho largest assortment of tho abovo on this Island,
which he offers for Bale at the lowcBt rates.
October 4, 1859. o4-3m
" noticeTo'^arMers'aSd'oTMSS:
JBEGG, practical Gardener andNursory-man, having
obtained tbo agency for the sale of Fruit Ttoos from
omc of the best Nurseries in Oregon and fclalifornitt,
will bo happy to supply farmers and others with tho
choicest descriptions of Fruit Trees, at the lowest market prices. J. B. will also att,en«l to the planting out
of trees, if required. All trees planted by him will bo
warranted to grow, and true to name For particulars
apply at the office uf tho " New Westminster Times,"
N. B.—Gardens, Orchards, and public parks, will bo
laid out ou the best principles, and most reasonable
terms. Tho fall ia the proper season for planting out
trcej. nKjKnn
The sun's Inst rays gleamed o'er the sea,
And gently kiss'd each azure wave,
As o'er their surface, bright ami free,
A noble ship sped onward brave.
A form lay on the silent deck—
A fairy.ung form, of beauty rare,
But its cold stillness solemn spoke
Death's ruthless hand had laid it there.
Cold as the marble's spotless while
Was thai young brow, so pure and fair;
Closed were those azure eyes of light,
And still that soft, bright golden hair.
Those pale, sweet lips—that oft had smiled,
In life, on those she loved so well,
Were now by death's dark nugol still'd—
To earth iiad Bid their last farewell!
A form knelt by that lifeless one,
Who deeply mourn'd tho lovely dead ;
To him il seemed as if tho sun
From life had now forever lied.
Ilis sadden'd heart's deep anguish now
No human tongue can truly tell,
As wocping still, ho murmurs low :
" My loved, lost Carrie ! oh, farewell I"
A last kiss on her fair young brow
lie press'd—then led iii- loved one ilicre;
The sea-breeze I'ann'd Ihat brow of snow,
And play'd amid the tresses fair.
Then came a sorrowing sailor-band ;
A mournful hymn was sadly sung
For her, who iu the-spirit-lan-d       	
Now lived—yet noble, fair and young I
They wrapp'd Ihe death-shroud o'er hor form—
She sank beneath the parted wave,
Far from the sunshine nnd the storm,
Deep in the ocean's coral cave.
Thesun's last ray gleamed o'er ihe sea.
And tinged that wave with golden light.
As, 'neaih its waters, dark and free,
That loved one sank from mortal sight.
The ship sped onward, faraway
From where she slept in silence deep;
The winds and waters o'er her play,
But ne'er can break her dreamless sleep.
Far from her own loved native land,
Far from Ihe friends she loved so well,
The fairest of that once blight band
Now slcopeth—where, no one can tell.
'Neath ocean's ever sounding wave
She sleep.-—in silent stillness there;
The sca-lluwei':- bloom above her grave,
The sen-nymphs braid her golden hair.
No moonlight gleams upon her tomb :
No sunshine ever can there dwell.
But still scu-llow'rels o'er her bloom,
And mermaids chant her sad death-knell.
A joiner from town, who I'm' boasting is known,
(')f the mighty ellbrLs of his skill.
When put lo Un' test, Ihi- sad talkative pest
is silent, and sullen, ami still.
'Twas proposed for a prize, "Couldhe make of right
Of a square an hexagonal table;"
A yard was the size, but his mortified pride
Soon witnoss'd Ihat lie was nol able.
So now try your .-kill, yo who handle the quill,
And display the extent of your scienco ;
What length must wc lake. Hie said table to make,
Which bids tho proud boaster defiance?
f'll U'TER X.
In one of the lowest, nnrrowest, ami most filthy
streets on the Southwnrk side of London Bridge, two
female passengers might have been sei n slowly picking
their way ttbout five o'clock in the afti moon. I'm' some
weeks previous lhc weather had been dry end sultry,
but an incessant fall of light thick rain throughout the
last four-and-twenty-hoiirs had converted the dust into
mud of such a greasy, slippery nature, that walking-
was disagreeable, if not dangi rous.
The rain had given ovot, apparently, fur a brief interval, yet Still the persons we have alluded to kept
their umbrella expanded, and carried so low as almost
to touch their heads, which, together with their keeping, through obstinacy or ignorance, the wrong side of
the pavement, so greatly inconvenienced and irritated
the passengers, that many invectives and a good deal
of rough usage marked their progress down the street.
Their dress seemed calculated lo shun observation,
for it was dark and unattractive, and their largo bonnets
nnd close veils so entirely concealed their features that
it was impossible to ascertain either their ago or complexion ; yet something peculiar there must have boon
about them, fur scarcely an individual passed who did
not turn again lo examine them more minutely. They,
however, were themselves unconscious of it, being occupied entirely in deciphering the numbers on the
doors of the houses which they passed, More than
onc,e, when the figures were illegible, thoy stopped and
knocked, but Ihe reply was evidently unsatisfactory,
for they proceeded onwards until tho whole length of
"""the thoroughfare had been traversed; Ihey then crossed
the road, and continued their investigation up the opposite side. At length they paused before the entrance
of ono of the houses—tho meanest and dirtiest—ycl
there their business lay, for ihey gained admittance
without a wordxif explanation, and ascended a sleep,
narrow staircase, whose creaking joints threatened dissolution.
The ceremony of introduction was soon gone through
and they were sealed iu a low, close room, whose
blackened walls, discolored ceiling, and dust-coated
windows were rendered still more disgusting by the
strong odor of tobacco with which the apiirtmcut was
impregnated. Opposite the strangers sat a low, vulgar
looking man, and between them stood a small table,
furnished with the pipe nnd a roll of Ihe obnoxious
^ji'O-wJ,. a bottle of. {mvs csgaiac, atad'd. 4u'm)tie* (rf<w
mean size, whose contents had partly disappeared ; beside the last stood nu object ol a different description,
in the form of a beautiful ivory box-, resembling little
in size or material the great, heavy, lumbering chests'
which were slowed round the sides" of the apartment.
The man by whom the ladies were confronted was a
very fit occupant of the den of which he was master;
lie was about the average height, broad shouldered and
muscular; his features would have been good but for a
pair of straight, heavy overhanging eyebrows, that imparled fierceness to the predominant expression of low
cunning which characterised his oountonance.
"I'vegot the box out all in readiness, you see, ladies,
and I'm sure you Will agree with 1110 that it was not
safe for mc to bring it through tlie streets, though I
don't doubt bul you have found the walk rather disagreeable."
"It has been disagreeable." replied Ihe elder of the
two, "because we have been obliged to come up to
town on purpose, and our wishes now point to a complete settlement of the business. What else beside the
documont you showed me does that box contain V"
Tho man held up cautiously, at a most respectful
distance from the spectators two or three objects successively to their eyes, while sentences such as those
bespoke his triumph—"This would confirm her claim!''
 "Any one might swear to that!"—"1 might make
thousands by the discovery !''—"I know some one who
would give untold gold to behold what you now see."
" Well, and how much will your conscience permit
vou to demand for all these things of which you boast
so highly—forgetful, it would seem, thnt they might
bring yuUi life in jeopardy V
"Ay! and the loss to you would be almost ns groat
—for what is life without the moans of enjoying it ? | Spy,
Xo. no : you dread discovery more than 1 ; but pay me
well, and I won't blab 1"      '
•'Pay! Havel not paid you well? Two hundred
pounds n-year for the last fifteen years, you have rc-
ceiv' d from me.   What more do you require :"
"Whv, my trade is becoihing more hazardous and
less profitable every day; the preventive-service men
are so on the alert that I can with difficulty secure a
Utile decent tipple for myself;" and he drained his glass
as he spoke, smacking his lips after it with a peculiar
gusto; -but.' continued he, after returning the empty
vi ssol. with a ringing sound, upon the unpolished bible.
" I've been turning over in my mind the possibility of
selling all my rattletraps and starting for America."
••The very best thing you could do, in my opinion,"
said the ladv: "but I am anxious to come to some
understanding about these things. 1 ask again, what
price do you set on them ?"
".'vie you come provided with the rhino? IPso,
counl out live thousand, and you may have them."
-Five thousand pounds!" Impossible!—You are
joking, surely ; such a sum is most preposterous."
" Quito within bounds. I think: and, in short, the
lowesi farthing I will take. Why, the estates, 1 am
told, bring in ten thousand a year, and the timber——"
"Must remain untouched, unfortunately, or I might
I'-i ■ oven tho exorbitant sum you name: ns il is, 1
have not a tenth part of it at my command, and am.
besides, mosl horribly in debt; my expenses lately,"
ami sho looked ai her companion, "have been great—
my losses iinmcn so !"
'•■A mortgagi—or this lady might assist you—the
benefit is mutual, aint il 7"
" Yes, she is the inheritrix, but even lower in cash
than myself just now; and if the estates could have
been made available in tlie way you speak of, il would
have been dune years ago : but we will try what can be
done between this aniLMieliAfilmns—then, at any rale,
ia nt will collie in in sonic amount, though tins was not"
altogether ihe molivo which led us to sock an interview
wilh you. The plain truth is this—we have agreed
that before we take these things of you, Ihe person
whom it most concerns should be effectually removed
mil of our way.''
" I can I see' what odds it makes to you whether she
is iu England or llulauy Bay, since she has no suspicion of the relationship, or the claim she could make
upon you; besides, without proof how could it be
"I don't know: it is impossible to tell what might
occur. We often find that a circumstance, in itself al
the time trilling, becomes the means of bringing forth
tho most momentous discoveries—to guard against
which you must bear her to some unknown region.
Cannot you take her to America?''
'•And have her lcft-wpon my hands, I suppose? for,
bad as 1 am, I could hardly turn her adrift without
money or friends lo help her; besides, she might, by a
pitiful'tale and a promise ol reward, persuade somebody or other to bring her back, which would be
neither good for you nor me."
"Then what would you do wilh her? Sho shall not
live iu this country lo thwart my hopes and mortify my
pride, if I can meel with one man bravo enough to do
my bidding boldly!'' and the younger lady's raised
voice ami Hashing eyes bore evidence to her determination."
'•Such a bale of goods is awkward and unsafe to
meddle with," said the man, with a leer which he
meant to be jocose. " Still, I've braved danger before
now, aud would again for gold ; but I must choose my
own place and time."
" So you shall," said the younger lady, eagerly ;
" only lie spe*dy und secure."
"Oh! for security, there's nothing like a convent—
once take the vows and there's no retracting, no getting out again for love or money. But that would
touch tho rhino, and 'lis neap tide with you now."
" Oh, but I have jewels, which 1 would pledge or sell
—anything to effect my purpose. How much would
you require?''
" Why, about a thousand pounds might serve, more
or less, according as the superior might demand. Then
there's my share of the business; but have you brought
the trinkets?''
"Nol I cannot spare them for a few days, as I must
wear them to-morrow week; but if you will come
and fetch them the day after thnt—though it will be
running a great risk, certainly," said she, with hesitation.
" As you please," said the man with apparent indifference, "'tis an ugly job, and I've no particular fancy
for it; indeed I've lately been turning it over in my
head whether I could not bring my pigs to a better
market, so if so be as you ar'nt willing  to   trust   mc
with tho baubles, I shall go directly down to "
" Not for the world I 1 cannot hesitate to trust one
whom wo have had dealings with so long—besides it
is ytmr interest to perform Ibis business faithfully;
you would have time to bo back again before Michaelmas if you were speedy, and then you shall not have
any reason to complain of our want of liberality.''
A i'cw more explanatory words ensued, and the
ladies rose to depart, the elder saying, ns she passed
the tabic, "Surely you do not leave this valuable box
here, whilst, you aro running all over the country; its
exterior is sufficiently attractive to prove a strong
temptation, if even the people ofthe house arc honest!''
" Trust uicfor that; no, as I always intended making
a good speculation by it somo day or other, 1 carry it
always about with mo wherever I journey, that 1 may
have it ready upou occasion, and by good luck 1 met
with a leather cover which fits it famously, so there is
no chance of nnymisfortunc happening to it."
Perhaps the questioner wns not best satisfied that a
thing which in her interests was so deeply implicated
should be exposed to all the perils of travelling, but
reflecting that within a month it would be safe in her
own power, to preserve or to destroy, she paused not
lo remonstrate, but hastened on to overtake her companion, who had, meanwhile, emerged into the street,
right glad to breathe a purer atmosphere than the
intoxicating fumes of that close, unwholsome room.
(to he co>'tini:ki>.)
A friend who has been spending the winter in Halifax, Nu\n Scotia, tells us the following anecdote of a
dog, which is about the best story of canine sagacity
thai we have ever heard:—
Tige is a splendid Newfoundland, and possesses good
souse as well as good looks, lie is iu the habit of
g'oing every morning, with a penny in his mouth, lo
+(:*';:.•.'.mt.hulrhcr'z shop and purchasing his own breakfast, like n gentlemanly dog asdic is. "l'ul it so happened upon ono cold morning during the past winter,
ihe shop was closed, and the necessity seemed to be
imposed upon poor Tige either to wait fortho butcher's
return or look for his breakfast elsewhere. Hunger
probably constrained him. to take the hitler alternative, and olf he started for another butcher's shop,
nearest to his favorite resort. Arriving there, ho deposited his monoy upon the block, and smacked his
chops for breakfast, as usual; but the butcher instead
of meeting tho demand of his customer as a gentleman ought, brushed the coin into the till, and drove
the dog out of tho shop. Such disgraceful proceeding
on the part of a man, very naturally milled the temper
of the brute; bul as there was no other alternative, he
was obliged to submit.
The next, morning, however, when his master Furnished him with tho coin for the purchase of breakfast,
as usual tho dog, instead of going to the shop where
he had been accustomed to trade, went immediately lo
the shop from whence ho was so unceremoniously
ejecti 1 the day before, laid his penny upou the, block,
and with a growl, as much as to say, "you don't play
anymore tricks upon travellers," placed his paw upon
the penny. Tho butcher, not liking to risk, under such
a demonstration', the perpetration of another fraud,
immediately rendered him the quid pro quo, in the shape
of a slice of meal, and was about to appropriate the
penny, as he had done the day previous, to his own coffers ; but the dog quicker than he was, made away
with the meat atone swallow, and seizing tho penny
again iu his mouth, mado off to the shop of his more
honest acquaintance, and by the purchase of n double
breakfast, made up for his previous fast,— Worcester
The Commission to enquire into tlie state of the National Defences wasat Portland on the ^th, Sept., nnd
made a long inspection ofthe fortifications there.
Gen. Fnnti has accepted the command in chief, ofthe
army of central Italy. Gen. Garibaldi's command comprises the troops of Tuscany and Modcna.
The Telegraph communication between England nnd
Malta has been re-established, this will expedite the reception of news from India, by about threo days.
It is said that next year there will be an exhibition of
French manufacture in the Champ Elysccs,
Another great exhibition is proposed in England for
lS'i'2. MOO of the principal manufacturers and producers of the country have promised their aid. The
Society of Arts, now," as formerly, is Inking the lead in
this matter.
The Royal Society of Tasmania, has agreed to give
£500 to any person who will introduce five pairs'of live,
full grown" Salmon, into that colony. They are also
prepared to give at the rate of £2 per pair for Salmon
smelts, and £1 per pair for Salmon fry.
It is not supposed that Austria will attempt tho res-
loration ofthe Italian Dukes by force of arms. Various
rumors are afloat as lo the future ofthe Duchies. Some
assert that Ihey will be created into an independent
Kingdom, witli Prince Jerome Bonaparte for King; others
thnt the Count of Flanders, second son of the King of
Belgians will receive the investiture. The national
wish is at present undoubtedly for an union witli
'flic King of Prussia was slightly better.
Sir Georgo Grey, the Governor ofthe Cape, has been
recalled. His departure is generally regretted by the inhabitants.
— A-m-RtaVat billiards Jietwccnjjliriiael, the
champion player of America, and Philip Ticnan, of
Cincinnati, came oil' on Ihe 18th September last. The
tabic used was one with Phclah's patent combination
cushions, and the balls used were 2\ inch. The game
consisted of 5U0 pts. round the table, and Phelau won
The American papers state that Sir \.\ illiam Gore
luselcy countenanced the late revolution in Costa
The revenue of the United States Government for
the year 1859-GO, is estimated at $7T,072,475, and the
expenditure at $03,321,415, thus leaving a surplus of
$13,751,059! After deducting $G,000,000 to bo retained
in the treasury for mint purposes, there will still remain a balance of $7,751,059 to lie applied to the
redemption of outstanding treasury notes.
The Count de Moruy has delivered a peace speech,
combined with nn elaborate tirade against tlie English
press, to the Council General of the Pug de dome.
Another ascent of Mount Blanc has been successfully
accomplished by two gentlemen named Tyndal and
Frankland. They passed the night on the summit
beneath an India rubber tent. They remained ou the
top altogether, twenty hours. They hnd with them 3
guides and seven porters. The only inconveniences
they experienced were a violent headache and the same
sensations as those of sea-sickness—the whole of the
party suffered in this manner.
Dr. Smethurst, lately condemned to death for poisoning Miss Banks, has been reprieved by tho Home
Secretary. The reprieve seems to have given general
satisfaction, as the impression is that the crime was
not fully proved.
The " strike." still continues. It is, however, supposed that the laborers cannot hold out. In some cases
arrangements have already been made between masters
and men.
Col. Wildraan, who purchased Newstead Abbey, is
dead. It is stated that the place, an object of so much
interest to Englishmen, as the ancestral property and,
for some years, the house of Byron, will again be so""
however nothing positive is yet known.
In the year TiT-iiS, there arrived in Quebec, 10,644
emigrants, of which 1,158 were cabin passengers, nnd
9,506 steerage. In the year '58-50 there arrived at tlie
same place (i,724 emigrants, of which 097 'were cabin,
and 5,127 steerage passengers; showing a decrease in
'59 of 3,920. In the year 1858,. 582 vessels arrived at
the same port, with an aggregate tonngc of 307,079. In
1859 579 vessels arrived, with a tonage of 317,463;
showing a decrease of three vessels, and nn increase of
10,384 tons.
A Volunteer naval corps is about to be formed in
Halifax, Nova Scotia.
A Yankee Newspaper Paragraph.—The Boston LTer
aid gives an account of the death of Henry Black of
Newport, Penn., who undertook to sever the head of a
hen, and was attacked by a rooster, which spurred him
on the hand into an artery. About two weeks after 1 lie
accident he was attacked with intense pain, a sickening
sensation ofthe heart, and his sufferings became insupportable. At this date a remarkable occurrence took
place. Ue drew his entire frame together, ns though to
gain strength for an act, and his voice broke forth like
the crowing ofa rooster. This was repeated from time
to time, aud such was the similarity of voices, that the
outside listeners asserted their bclietjl hat it was a rooster.
After four days of indescribable suffering he died, and
crowed no more.
Thirteen objections wero once given by a young lady
for declining a match ; Hie first twelve being the suitor's
twelve children, and the thirteenth the suitor himself
"I sec you aro in black. Arc you in mourning for
a friend, Thomas?"—"No; I am in mourning for my
sins." " 1 never heard that you had lost any," was the
instant and keen reply.
An old woman, driving a four-fooled troop into tlio
City, was accosted by a young man with, " Good
morning, mother of donkeys." The damo meekly but
smartly replied, " Good morning to you, my son."
A person who had got some little smattering of
zoological lore, said ono day to a novice, that crocodiles
wero often seen iu tears. " Oh, that's nothing," rejoined
the novice, "I've often myself seen whalea blubber."
A windy orator in the New York Legislature, after a
lengthy effort stopped for n drink of water. " I rise,"
said liloss, " to a point of order." Everybody stared,
wondering what .tlio point of order was. " What is
it ?" asked the Speaker. " I think, sir," said liloss, " it
is out of order for a windmill to go by water."
-O.w you tell tuc where Mr. Smith lives, mister?"—
Smith—Smith— what Smith ?—there arc a good many
of that name in these parts; my name is Smith."—
"Why, I don't know his other name, hut he's a sour,
cross, and crabbed sort of a fellow, and they call him
Crab Smith."—" Oh, I suppose I'm the man."
An Irishman who kept a beer-shop near npound or
inclosure for cattle, wag summoned to the Excise Court,
for having on his sign, "Beer soldi,?/ the pound." Do
you sell your beer by the pound, sir?" said the judge.
'__" 1 do and I do not, sir," said Put.—" Then how do
you do, sir?"—"Very well, 1 thank you sir," he replied.
A fire company is about to be organized in Tiniciim*
to be manned entirely by women. Won't the b'hoys be
apt to run after that machine 1.
A butcher boy, carrying a tray on his shoulder, accidentally struck it against a lady. "Thodeuce take, the
tray," said she. " Madam," said the lad, knowingly,
"tlio deuce never takes the trny."
" Biddy, what's tho mean temperature of summer
weather in Ireland?" said a cockney to n young Irish
lass. " Mane, sir 1 There's nothing mane about Ireland
—bad luck to yecs for a dirty spalpeen !"
Why is a bad picture like weak tea ?—Because it is
not well drawn.
When a boy passes through a graveyard in the night;
does he whistle to keep his own spiriis lip, or to keep
the spijits of other people down?
It is said that Barnum is in full chase after a few
hairs taken from a brush between a party of Americans
aud Indians.
Emigratiox.—In the year 1858 18,159 persons emigrated from this country, through the agency or tho
Emigration Commission, at an expense to the Commissioners of 252,7501.—viz., 6,490 to New South Wales,
5.504 to Victoria, 3,712 to South Australia, 198 to
Western Australia, 14 to Tasmania, 2,031 to the Cape,
and 201 to Natal. Besides the emigration from the
United Kingdom, there emigrated under the control of
tho emigration Commissioners 7,157 persons from the
East to Hie West Indies, andSll persons from the West
to the East Indies. The cost of this emigration being
defrayed almost entirely in the colonies, the Commissioners are unable to state its amount. In connexion
with the emigration conducted by the Commissioners,
they are public accountants to a largo amount. The
sums received and expended by them in 1858 were331.
077/. and 312,878/, respectively. And, besides the superintendence of emigration from the United Kingdom
and the enforcement of the Passengers' Act in reference
to private ships, as well as ships chartered by themselves,
it is their duty to watch the operation ofthe Passengers'
Act, and to suggest and prepare any Bills or orders in
council which may be required with reference to cm ignition; to superintend the Indian, Chinese, and other immigration info the Wcsl Indies, and the return emigration from the West Indies to India: to report on all laws,
ordinances, and regulations made in the West Indies
or Mauritius on tho subject of Coolie or Chinese emigration ; to advise tho Secretary of State on all Colonial
Acts for the management of Crown lands, the regulation
of emigration, and kindred subjects; to report (as regards the Colonies iu which the management of tho
laud has noi been surrendered to the local Government)
on all claims to land, and regulations for its disposal:
to furnish the public with Information respecting emigration, tho disposal of land, the rates of wages, &C, ill
all lhc colonies, for which purpose they publish annually a general report inula colonization circular: and
lostly^jo prepare .nnd cxoc.ule. contracts in respect to
mines or land in the colonies, or any other contract
which the Secretary of State may direct.—London
The Balance ok Power.—The Gazelle de France publishes an article on the balance of power in Europe,
which is even more (ban ordinarily ubusive of England, ns will bo seen from tho following passages :—
"The foreigner imposed on us the infamous treaties of
1815, watered by the tears of the Duke de Richelieu,
who signed I hem only under the pressure of two millions of coalesced bayonets at two call of England.
And the stranger had the impudence to honor this
document of disgrace and oppression with the title of
' European balance of power.' France was deprived of
the frontiers acquired by the old monarchy, our fortresses were razed to the ground, and the Alps were
closed against us by separating its from Burgundy
beyond tile Jura, and from that sympathetic and faithful Savoy. At almost one blow we were deprived of
Canada, Louisana, the Isle of France, kc.; our ships
of war were stolen, our fortresses and arsenals were
cleared out, our public treasury was drained, and we
were compelled for several years to feed millions of
men united against us by England. What a balance
of power 1 And this has been endured 45 years.
Since Seldon laid down the principle of sovereignty in
his Mare Cluusum, to which Grotious victoriously replied in bis Mare Liberum. the question has made few
steps towards liberty. England, more than ever, proclaims her pretensions to rule the seas by imposing her
will on nil parts ofthe globe. She alone, she says, has
tho right and interest to do so. Interest, il is possible,
because she possesses colonies everywhere; but that
is no reason why sho should prevent identical interests
from establishing themselves. As to right, it is that
of force, which wo trust will be replaced by the force
of law. We have rend some time since, in nn nrliclc
on this subject iu the Steele, n journal which pretends
to be French, that British maritime power was llOCCS
sary for the civilization of the world, lt said, among
other things, that the sovereignty of Engmttd on the
sea is necessary, because this power, exercising a watch
in every sea where her vessels sails, preserves other
nations from piracy and theft. The first robbers on
the sea arc the English, and I prove it—1st, by the
seizure, ten times repeated, on all seas of all our merchant ships without uny previous declaration of war.
and that fact is more important than tho c.'.pturo of
ships from time to time by barbarian pirates, much
moro humane than the English ; 2d, by the burning of
Copenhagen, which is the most monstrous fact in the
history of Europe; 3d, by the right of search, a civilized robbery a hundred times more grievous than the
barbarity of pirates. Not only have the English never
destroyed piracy, but they have protected it. I prove
it again. Did they not at the moment of the expedition
to Africa in 1H3D, oppose with all their force tho destruction of piracy? Did they once attempt to extirpate it? Wero they not, on the contrary, well satisfied
to sec our Mediterranean trade exposed to all these ex
cesses? Tho absolute royalty of the English on the
seas has consequently boon nothing but absolute
tyranny, without any repression possible, because Kng
land mocked at all others, in consequence of her
The Amkuican Dictionary War.—Wc perceive from
some controversy which is proceeding in certain American literary papers, that some doubt, has arisen ns to
the value of Dr. Webster's English, or more properly,
Anglo-American dictionary. We have not yet seen
the new dictionary of Dr. J. E. Worcester, and cannot
therefore speak absolutely as to its merits. What we do
know, however, is satisfactory. Dr. Worcester eschews
the perverse blunders into which Dr. Webster obstinately fell, and as obstinately persisted in; nnd it will be
something lo know that a lexicographer has arisen up
in America learned enough to know that "theatre"
ought not to be spelt "theater," nor "traveller" ivith one
J. _ These solecisms, with the purism which 'e alf ;cte 1 in
this country ofspolling words ending in "vice" with "viae"
ure, however, nil but universal iu the United Stales.
Apart from the philological considerations involved in
this, tho advantages ot a uniform mode of orthography
are too obvious to need explanation, and so long ns the
citizens ofthe States choose to preserve the liiotlier-
tongue, it is but reasonable to expect them to adhere to
the custom nnd practice of tho mother-country. Wc
have not, like tbo French, nn Academy, or indeed
any other tribunal, for the settlement of such questions;
and perhaps it is a pity that wc have nol. Meantime,
however, those who use the language should lie content
to follow the custom, rather than wander out of the
way for the gratification of thcir'own whims nnd individual fancies.—London Critic,
What words nro those wo often see in a confectioner's
window, which a person afflicted with hydrophobia
would use in describing his malady?—Water ices and
ice cream (water I sees, and I scream.)
A provincial paper announces the loss of "a cloth
cloak belonging to a gentleman lined with blue."
rpHE UNDERSIGNED, has just received direct from
I     England, a largo assortment of Hardware, comprising :
Double barrel'd Guns;
Spades, Shovels, nnd Picks ;
Horse-shoes and Horso-shoo Nails;
Smiths' Tools;
Rakes, Hoes and Forks ;
Fry Pans;
Tin Ware;
Rim Locks,
Household Bellows;
And a variety of other Hardware; which   ho offers to
traders at less than San Francisco prices.
Up-llivcr Traders will do well to examine the slock
before purchasing goods below.
nl-.lm Government Streot.
qTARDWARJ'..—Builders', Agricultural, and General
nl-3m Johnson street.
/v,\ ''''^--i_____: jssz***
FOK l»l>niFYJ\fl« THE BLOOD,
Scrofula,  Rheumatism, StiMorn Vlcers,  Dyspepsia, Salt
Rheum, F,i;r Soret, Erysipelas, Pimples, Bllet, Mercu-
rial Diseases, Cutaneotu Eruptions,   Liter  Complaint, Bronchitis, Female Complaints, Lost of
Appetite, Ceneri
A plentiful supply "I* pur'1 Mi
iu light, In-ill, mid genial shmvi r
Wlion tlie propor circulatl in ol
ncss In tlio inevitable con cauoi
health)-, tho liver becomes cln;
forced Into the system, vitiates
derlng scrofula and cutaneous an
rlonce of sixteen years has fully
of. tills Invaluable medicine;
it H,
! are In ll
he vitil l
ico, tlio I*
:. I with
lily, ,(-c.
ontlal lo animal life
vegetable kingdom.
I<1 Is Impeded, sick-
retions bemnc un*
tnpnre bile, which,
inl Inflames the blood, engen.
1 biliary di-orders. The cxpe-
!»tabllshed the high reputation
Is curniivc powers Imyobeen
ami fli
-!i. In'!;
er res
State ii
f mind,
and '
,ared ai
111   Fit
.1 b]
Ms, 100
in-i i
snlo by
ami 11
vlllo; 1
I. 11.
ista gen
thoroughly tested in long-stnndtng hwI obstinate awes, with
such Invariftblfl success as to ci.ll forth the m«st flattering commendations from eminent physiclnns throughout tho country/,
Tho following rocnmmomlfttlon \°> from one of tlio oldest ptiysl-
cuius In New London, Conn.
Messrs. A. It. A V. Sa.n'ds: Gentlemen,—Your Sarsapftrillft
tins been verr extensively used In this city nnd the neighboring
towns, and so fur as my knowledge extends, uniformly with sne*
cess. In n srrent variety of diseases of long standing, nnd ofa
very distrewlnu nnd dangerous character, which have resisted a
lonK list of remedial agents, it has been used—In many of them
with complete success, and In till with decided benefit It is re-
sardod by the medical profession as n medicine of erent efficacy
In a numerous class of diseases, such as inveterate constitutional
complaints, when th* system has been long diseased; in cases of
long use or abuse of mercury, in rheumatism >»f long standing;
in obstinato diseases oftho skin ; in enfeebled conditions of the
system ; in chronic Abscesses, attendod with profuse discharges;
diseases of the bones; obstinate ulcers; chronic pulmonary affections; enlarged glands, and various other maladies connected
with a depraved state oftho system. It** use is usually followed
witli improvement of appetite and digestion, Increase of strength
'   1gl,t. tho production of a moro healthy
eto restoration t-» health.
ly yours,       WM. STERNS, M. l>.
A. B. & T>- SANDS, Wholesale
eet corner <>f Willhvn, New York.
ci., Han Francisco; IIICE St COFFIN,
[)NALD 8t Co., Sacramento; und by
Of all tbo remedies yot discovered forsucti complaints this Is
tlie most certain, and leaves no injurious i-llecta.
It makes a speedy and permanent cure. u-Ubiuit tbe least restriction to diet, drink, exposure, or change in application to
business. One bottle Is generally suflielent to cure an ordinary
ease, which not unrreipienlly disappears nflcr six or doses.
l'rop.fBSraTnl sol'l ''.v *• »• * "• BAN1>S, Wholesale
Druggists, lnO l-'iilliin-streot, corner of William, New York.
For salo by DEW1TT, KITTLE A Co., II. .1O1INS0N A Oo..
and KKIHNOTON St Co., Can Francisco; KICK & COFFIN,
Marysville; 14. II. McUON'ALU A Co., Sacramento; and by
Druggists generally.
Scrofula, Mercurial Diseases, Rheumatism, Cutaneous
Eruptions, Stubborn Ulcers, Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Bronchitis, Salt Rheum, Lumbago, White
Swellings, Hip Disciisc, Enlargement oi tho
Bones and Joints, Fever Sores, Female
Complaints, Erysipelns, Loss of Appetite, Pimples, Biles, General
Debility, &c., &c.
It bas lent: been a most Important desideratum In the pracl'ci
of medicine, lo obtain a remedy similar to this, and accordingly
wc find It resorted lo almost universally in all those tormenting
diseases of the skin so Iryin:.' to the patience, and InjuriousU
the health.    It Is n tonic, aperient, and disinfectant    It acls
ihnultancously upon the btomacii, tho cinoutaTtON, and lbs
•ovni.s, and thus three processes, which arc ordinarily the result
of tokke different kinds of medicine, nre carried ou nt tho same
timo through the Instrumentality of this o.-(b remedial agent.
Its trront merit Is, that it meets and the active principle of disease Itself, nnd when that Is L'nne, the symptoms necessarily disappear.  The rapidity with which the patient recov
era health and strength under this triple Influence is surprising.
Cvnn County, Oregon Ter., March 11,1SS5.
Messrs. A. M. k. I). Sanuh, New York : Gentlemen,—In Hi*
spring of 19Ti8, while on our way from Indiana to ibis place, oar
eldest boy was seized with a swelling and severe pains in tb«
legs, which day by day mew worse, until his legs contracted)
and boeainc so painful that ho could not walk, nnd wo hod to
cany him about like nn Infant, AVe reached Albany on tholkl
of October, completely worn out by faticne. Ity this lime hi
was reduced to a perfect skeleton. Hero we Were enabled to
consult a physician (Hr. Hill), who honestly confessed ho could
not euro him, although he could give him nieillclno thai wonld
relievo tho pain. In thin exigency something must bo done, of
death was Inevitable lieltig recommended to try your Saras-
pnrllln, I procured a bottle. After Inking Rome, lib appeared
Worse; but persevering with It, I obtained n second hottlo,
which seemed to grapple With the disease, and caused a marked
improvement: the Bwolllng and pain in Ihe legs wero reduced)
his nppotito Improved, and Ills color began to return. Thus on-
Cnnrit'ged, I purchased A third hottlo; while taking It, tho swellings in IiIh legs, broke, and some pieces of bono ono-elghth of
an inch long emtio out, after which his legs straightened and
healed up. He Is now perfectly recovered, lias no appearance
Of being a cripple, nnd can perform most kinds of common labor,
as all our neighbors can oe.rtli'y.   Yours, rospoolfully,
Prepared nnd sold by A. 11. & I>. SANDS, 'Wholesale
Druggists, 1110 Fulton-street, corner of William, New York. ■
For sale by PKWITT, KITTLE Si Co., II. JOHNSON & Co..
and HEIIINOTON fc. Co., Ban Francisco; ltlOE te COFFIN
Marysvillei R. 11. MclJONALU & Co., Sacramento; nnd by
Druggists generally.
The delicate structure of Iho eyelid rondors it peculiarly son
Bltlvo and llablo to disease. When, from any cause, il becomes
affected, tho inner membrane rapidly Inflames, and tho eyolld
ovlncos tlio strongest predisposition to nttract to Itself bunion
from all parts of tho body. Hundreds of porsona of sorofuloul
habit are disfigured by rawness or rodness of tbo eyelids, cony
monly called soro eyes, nnd tortured with apprehensions of in)'
paired vision, who, by using this BALSAM, may obtain almost
Imincdialo rollcf. In all cases, tho earlier this remedy la appllW
tho better.
Nbw Yoiti;, July 15th, 1658.
Messrs. A. R. k D. Santo : Gentlemen,—! havo boon troubled
f»r years with an affection of Iho eyelids, and havo trlod a nuW
ber nl remedies without experiencing any decided benofit. A
few weeks slnco 1 ordained foihq of your Roman Eyk HalsaU,
nnd applied It according to tho illrecllons. Tho lirst application
produced a decidedly bohouolnl cil'cct., nnd I had not usod It •
Week, before my eyelids were entirely froo from iiillammall i
which hnd not been tlio case before for ninny years.
Ycurs, &e. 0.11. WILLIAMS, 202 Bboadw   .
Prepared and sold by A, 1$. & i*>. SANDtl, W<oi«nl»
Druggists, 300 Kullon-.street, corner of W.llllnm, Now Y<rk.
For sale by HEWITT, KITTLE & Co., H.JOHNS'JfN & 0%
and KElllNli'l'uN & Co., Ban Francisco; RICH 't OOFFIM
Marysvlllu; R, 11, MuDoNALD ii Co., Hacrnm 'o; and BT
Druggists generally.
Printed,   for   tlio   Proprietors,    every   Tukhihy,
IiKoxAim McUi.riii', nl, Iho OITlco of'tho "Now West'
vninslor Timei*," south side of Vales-street, VlotojWi
in the Colony of Vancouver Island


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