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Array PUBLISHED    EVERY    S^TTJRE-^Y.
No. 14.]
[Quarterly (in* advance^ 10s.]
VICTORIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1859.
[Yearly (is advance), £1 Gs.]
[Price Is.
£|)c (gntjlisl) $r*as
SIR JOHN FRANK LIN.
nst ray of light that could have illu
m
ted the recesses 01
Bon*,   which    modern
■-ciivoi'oil  to bo darker
■tin the. Ultima Thulo of ignorant antic-
gi- flickered and died out.   '1'1"' "-'"■■
to  us;—nt   hist.
iv-
ililS
those Borrowfu
investigation
and more hopeless
uity,
. .ie asnes are
tho mystery oi
to us only tho barren glory of always lighting tho fire which was extinguished? We
rutin.' now from the contest with honor, if
with grief, and we leave the name of Franklin engraved on the furthest pillars which
tho energy of mankind has dared to erect as
the landmark of its research in the dull and
lifeless region that guards the axis of the
1.— Illustrated London Neics,
worn I
H"'"c   I   >	
Hi'niiklin's fate is solved.    Wo know where
H> died, we know tho very day ol his death.
S it than twelve years ago the ardent spirit
U John Franklin passed away amid a world
:jB' ice and snow.    And indeed, it would Bcem
Si;.i  the trials of his previous explorations,
■il the anxieties attendant upon tho beginning of his last  search for thc North-west
■a-^a^e, had  proved t<io much  for his iron
Hume before the calamities and disasters for
Bhii'li Captain M'Clintock has prepared us
|Hi',ii' upon the rest of the Expedition.   Tho
Bpi < nnvicrntov died iii no sudden shock or
have   scarcely  elapsed
Two short years
since upon tho site of our ]
stood   but an  insignificant stockade, a lew
straggling houses,  and an
' j;old in the adjoin
ofthe advantages wo possess to thc utmost.
Hamburgh is one of the wealthiest cities in
the world, but Hamburgh never had the advantages Victoria has. We may be criticised
for drawing too exaggerated a picture ofthe
future, bul we ask if all that we have   said is
probable?
We have
our readers
irescnt town there
stockade,
Indian encamp.
_ at navigator die	
ivtit disaster; he was crushed by no iceberg,
lid not starve miserably on some wander-
ice floe, nor (1'ni he drift away in storm
iu ice haze, which east a veil so thick around
• ■- say "After
nit, we never saw mm ...       No! he died
tiTonndod by comrades and friends, and in
ie discharge of his duty. No soldier or
ilor can desire or hope a nobler fate.    The
Iciiecs   and   sympathies
tcompany the sorrows of bis widow and the
1    '-•  •- '<* "ot altogether
not
judo     -        i   nation
tho sorrow
riot's of his friends, but it is
in of place for thc country to express its
ilisfaction   that   the   lives  of brave sailors
sclessly sacrificed in a series of
"■ "* for their1
ment. The discovery o
ing colony culled it suddenly into existence
as a town, and with the rush of immigrants
came the usual train of adventurers and
speculators—and Victoria rose as if by magic.
Trees disappeared, houses reared their walls,
and that which had lately been little better
resounded with the hum
seat of trade with all
tl
from the over stocked market of San Francis-
The cause of this wonderful spring into
oming a town, Vic-
  importance, and
othing has retarded its steady advancement
Doubt of the mines—distrust of the Gov-,
eminent,   things that  would  have   created
it but as the
not only possible but
endeavored briefly to lay before
the certain wealth which must accrue to us if
the policy we uphold be pursued, as well as
the vast, ami almost illimitable prospects
which will open to us dependant upon this
policy. It remains with ourselves to make it
a reality. Let us make a rule to return no
man to the House of Assembly who will not
advocate this question, and it is possible that
in future times the wealth and magnificence
of the far famed Queen of tho Adriatic may
be emulated and surpassed by the splendor of
Victoria, the Queen ofthe Pacific.
than a wilderness
of life, and became a
the  comforts that could be drawn together
IV
co.
life was gold ; but once becc
toria increased   rapidly   in
iw
ed by it; so long as we ure at the mercy of the present
Stenm Companies, whose vessels ply between this Por1
nnd  San Francisco, so long will we have to "grin and
bear it."    Our only escape  appears to bo by  obtaining
a direct communication  with a boat of our own.    It is
ifuite apparent that the  English  Government  will not
subsidize one for our especial benefit, therefore,   let us
see if we cannot do so ourselves.   There  is a magnificent vessel admirably  suited for the line,   now lying at
Hun Francisco ; with its  capabilities we are well acquainted—we allude to the Forwood—why not purchase
her? Has Victoria not got tbo money'! The Government
ought to give us some  assistance; if they should, the
burthen would be light upon us. On the lust trip ofthe
mail Steamer she stopped short at l'ortland ; many say
because she had no mail, but others that it was   intentional.   Then another steamer brought up half themailB
and the regular .Mail .Steamer is reported with the other
hull'.    This is intolerable—let us have some arrangcinet
made  forthwith.   The  Postmaster is bjgyjjed  for not
having the letter bags  brought up from Esquimalt—
letters sorted delivered, and fresh ones re^^yj^. all :n
the space of three hours.    Hercules himself would have
declined such a task.
Axotiikii mining year has c
to congratulate our fel-
DRY GOODS!!   DRY GOODS!!
JUST  OPENED
NEW   DRY   GOODS     SORB,
comer of Vutcs and Government streets.
UNDERSIGNED begs leave to announce to the public of Victoria and V. I. they have opened the
magnificent Dry Goods store on the corner of Yates
and Government streets, v, here we arc prepared to offer
a complete assortment of
Fancy and Staple Dry Goods,
comprising Linens, .Silks, Delaines, Prints, Poplins,
.l/i'i'inos, Flannels, shawls, Mantillas, Embroideries, of
every description, and trimmings.
An  assortment  of Gents' Furnishing  Goods,  carpets,
Drugget and Malting, all of which will he sold at the
lowest market prices.
New goods received by every conveyance
The public are solicited locall and examine our stock
before purchasing elsewhere.
A. HOFFMAN.
corner of Yates and Govern--
dtl-tc
tore not uselessly Bacnuuuu ■ • ••
expeditions which should have borne for their
(lotto " Hoping against hope." Solar ills
utisfactory to know tho " Final Search" has
iroved that Sir John Franklin is dead. Alas'.
lore can be no longor those sad waitings
• '/'int.,,,-,.! to nersuado tlie
nn an imaginary 7'intagel to persuade
rodulous that an Arthur still lives.
At Point Victory, on the north-west const
f   Kino- William's  Island,   a record of the
edings of the Franklin Expedition was
1 25, 1S4S, and signed by
n Fiujames. The
to have been simple and
John    Franklin   had died
  i—on the  Ilth   of
panics elsewhere have acted on
waves on the great Leviathan, not even once
Iunstcaclying its onward course ; and tho rapidity with which buildings have been erected
during the last few week's each of a superior
class to that which preceded it, tends to prove
tho increasing wealth of the community, and
confidence in its permanent stability.
then, that if outward evils,
itffect
osed, and we
rejoice on being able t
low colonists upon the prospects which thc
next presents to us. Thc most sceptical have
ceased to disbelieve in the vast resources of
the colonies of British Columbia and "Vancouver Island. It is true that our minds
not been startled and our imaginations
dden
New Dry Goods store
ment streets.
zzled by tbo announcement of any su
derful success, but it is nevertheless
have  returned  from
broct
lull n<
ilateil A
n (.'n'
inVv it told apneai
iptain Cro/.ier nnd Captaii
It is appar
"nt,
IMIlvu    ...   ..... (
the prosperity of full grown towns, have so
little effect on the infant growth of Victoria,
lad   enough—Sir
ten months  befoi
Expedition seems then to
as it, could,  and, as
del
Ivilli lis mission, one  m.-,,,,    month of
earlv
uneJS-lT.     J be
avc worked on  as wc
oonastho ice permitted, to havo proceeded
ission, but month after -	
utile with frost, and ice, and snow passe
»wav_difliculties no doubt were oncouuteied
r   '* 'uswho sit at home can realize,
■ April, 1S4S,
Ivhich none 0
'ml on one fatal day, the 'l'l
,!>
were abandonci
which in other places would seriously
he
ittl	
it must in a great measure depend less upon
the country which called it into being, for
than for some vitalizing property
If.   With many it is
have
daz
and wonderful success
true that   few miners
Fraser Kiver without having realized a fair
amount, notwithstanding thc high price oi
provisions, and other necessaries of life. '.Ihe
discoveries that have been made in the latter
part of the season fully justify us   in   our
confidence for the future.
tcamer from  the
*he f'.iviius and the Terror
|v their crews, 15 miles V X, W. al Point
I'ictory.    2ho "survivors," which ^Joini
|„„ ;-lie:Ues other losses t fin gjt ofttjJ,--^ ^^   ^  ft ^.^  t
IF'jn-r two ' lavs aRerU,:   abandonment of J Live many other advantages winch
Ihe  vessels,   reached   .1-   island, erected
'-ft;
:*
suppor
it possesses within itself.
a common saying that Victoria depends entirely upon the gold-fields of British Columbia ; but this is a great error. On this condition it undoubtedly rose into existence, and
is still chiefly dependant upon the trade created by the demand of supplies for the mines,
and we are furthermore convinced that if the
mines should prove productive (as they assuredly will) they would alone be sufficient to
erisnppor '   ' -",'', +'«"«     lint
I'lini, concealed the record, and wero then
Ibout to proceed for the Croat Fish River,
under   tho   command   of  Captain   Crozier.
Miklin died more than 12 years ago. Since
it day they have all shared the fate of their
of, dropping down one after another till
' last  man  perished.    Is there any sane
•   ■  — - ' i i.i
that we slim
to
IIS
■'rank lin died more
tha
l,i
jKhc last   man   ]
nan who will  now propose
wck to enlarge tho sphere of our knowledge,
,r that we should organize expeditions
•mil out the fate in detail of the 105 devote,
nen who, more than 11 years ago, set ou
tvehave reason lo believe,from Point ViCtorj
•,„.,he,;reaf Fish Kiver?    The lives ot our
nnt officers and men are dear to us all,
I...I  surely it, is wicked to expose that which
ve. love to risk and loss to gratify a curiosity
[vhich deserves almost to bo called morb.d, ...
Irdor to furnish us with the exact particular,
he circumstances under which so many
tjtronu hearts and devoted  sou
for ever.    Nol England
,1 her mission. She has nol,
Indeed, "made war for an idea," but she has
bffcrcd up the noblest sacrifice even she could
kind on the altar of science. It was not
cinouffh for her to know that tbo JSoi
Ji'om  us
row portormci
were taken
has surely
h-West
against
assago was closed by icy harriers
radc and commerce—it was not sufficient for
icr to leave the bleached bones of her child-
'on under solitary cairns in cold crusades
[against nature itself. She would hazard still
jiuoro to identify every spot where her crusa-
Iders fell. We would fain follow, if it were
of any use, the tramp of that, noble band
through the blinding snows ami over the
waste of icy berg and frozen sea. und pierce
the gloom which must now for ever be-the
shroud iu which thoy are enwrapped. We
could find to-morrow sailors who would start
off as cheerily on the search as ever Viking
sailed from Northern fiord to waste a Southern isle, but the duty of Government is ofton
gracolessj it must often be in antagonism to
the aspirations and desires of the governed,
id here il is its duty, as it appears to us, to
Isay, " Let the dead bury their dead."
The  report   of Captain   M'Clintock  will
this sad  eventful   history.    Wo  must
learn that there aro yet powers in nature, too
Istrontr for man to overcome.   The dauntloss
th
hit
loll
out   inducements   for  capitalists   to invest,
which hold forth the charm of comparative
certainty, and which we cannot be robbed of,
save by'a piece of legislative folly which no
sane men could ever think of committing.
To this hope do wc attribute the faith that
was alive in Victoria when with many it was
dead in Columbia ; and to it wc attribute tbo
confidence felt in the former by all classes of
tho inhabitants.    This hope is rested ou its
commercial position, and it is this that animates nine-tenths of tho business men who
uavo invested their money in the town.    It is
not a fancy to visit the  brain and bo dismissed as lightly as it arrives, but it is a rational well-grounded idea, founded on reason,
and we are confident that those who think
with us will not meet will,  disappointment.
Our town lies in the groat high road of trade
-it possesses good harbors, and  what more
is wanted ?    From every side she will attract
commerce.   The commerce of Russian America San Francisco and the ports ou the Sound.
Australia,  India, and China will pour their
wealth into it if we he but true to ourselves
and retain it as a free port.    It requires but
■i railroad' across the continent, which according to'a recent speech of thc Duke of
Newcastle in the House of Lords, is  "by no
means a visionary scheme," ft..* our ports to
bo crowded with shipping, our wharves covered with merchandise, and our streets groan-
imrwith traffic, and who n. there that has
thought of the proud future that awaits the
citv if this railroad be accomplished ?   W ho
does not seo not only tho feasibility, but tho
certainty of Victoria achicvingtbo wealth and
importance we have endeavored to. describe.
In itself it will centralize thc trade which is
now  scattered   around,  and   become, as it
the  ureal
Tho reports by every
mines have become mere and more encoura
ging, and though it is our duty as journalist:
to guard our readers against the effects of
heedless exaggerations, which in the nature
of things must occur more or less in the infancy ofa gold country—yet it is equally our
duty to set before them the manifest and
steady advance of the country in wealth and
prosperity, with tbo view of discussing the
increasing wants which its increasing importance demands. The first great waut of
these, as of all now colonies, is an industrious
population, and now that wc appear to havo
taken a fair start, it appears to us to be high
time to givo some thoughts to thc best and
surest mode of peopling them.
We know that England still has,
and will continue to have for many
years, a large surplus population who not
able to obtain work at homo, are only too
Misers at Fokt Simpson.—Having made  enquiries
respecting tlie miners who were stated to have been refused a passage from Fort .Simpson, by the Captain of
the II. 15. Co. steamer Labouchere, although in a starving condition, we, find that that statement is entirely
devoid   of   truth, so   far   us   regards   thc  condition,
captain Swanston  had nothing to say in the matter.
Captain Dod being the gentleman who refused them a
passage on the ground that he had no accommodation,
but he took every precaution to guard against the possibility of these men wauling, and left instructions that
they should receive pork, flour, and molasses, from the
Fort, also anything else that they might require.    So
far from these men having any grounds of complaint,
wc   have   seen   incontestible   evidence   of the   generous treatment they have  received  in  common  with
Major Downie and all  others who have visited the II.
II. company's posts, and both captain Dod nnd captain
McNeil, rssurc us that they have undertaken the execu- !
lion o( several  commissions  in Victoria for the men
lately represented  as starving, who informed  captain
Dod previous' to the  sailing  of the Labouchere, that
they had provisions enough to last through the winter,
but to prevent the possibility of their wanting, he gave
the instructions above referred to.    Captains Dod and
McNeil express their doubts whutlicrthc statement published •ver emanated from a miner at Fort Limpson, as
they one and all of them had expressed their gratitude
for the kindness of the officers of the company.
OARAH FLOOKS.—Should this meet the eye ofthe
J^) above, who married Luke Mci.loy, on communicating with Edward Flooks, Melkshum, Wiltshire,
England, or wilh Job G. Flunks, 11. M. s. Tribune, Esquimau, Vancouver Island, she will hear of something
to her advantage. <110-3t t
F
"10It SALE—
000 lbs.  English cat Tobacco, chosen by  the
Crimean   Army   Fund, frcin   Bcynou   &
Stocken, London, aud bought when  the
troops left Balaclava.
240 n-lb. tins Soup and Uouilli, from I. McCain
k Co.. London.
20 Revolver Pistols, by Colt and other makers
100 lens Brilish Columbia Hay, nt $20 per ton*
on the Fraser Rivor bank.
00,000 New Westminster Shingles.
Apply to HENDERSON k BURNABY, A'ictoria,
rJENRY HOLBROOK,
did-lint       Commission Merchant, New Westminster.
BONDED WAEEHOUSES.
HENRY  HOLBROOK,
Co m in iss io n   Mercha n t,
Liverpool Wharf, Columbia street, New Westmi/rstcrf
British Columbia.
ONDED STORAGE always ready for .IOO to 1000
hundise; consignments received, duties
and all   orders for the mines for Flour, Bacon,
oh
ready to leave their native shores if they sec
a chance  of bettering their condition clse-
wnoro—thousands go year after year to the
United States, to Canada, Australia and other
British colonies, it would bo well for us if wc
could devise some means to attract a portion
of this large body of able-bodied men to our
sll0rCs_we have miles and miles ot uncultivated land, a large portion of which is good
for farming purposes, and tho climate is so
like that of England that tho difference is
hardly perceptible to Englishmen.     Every
one admits that we want immigrants, yet
nobody seems to have suggested  any measures for obtaining them.   There arc societies
in England formed for the express purpose of
assisting the poor man to emigrate, and wo
would suggest that a corresponding society
ho formed horo to make known  our wants,
and there can he no doubt that thoso in England would bo only too happy to  entertain
any reasonable proposition emanating from
us.    There is a wide field for all classes of
labor, and wo honestly believe that  wore a
thousand to land hero to-morrow wo could
find somo thing for them to do.    We want
farmers, and farm laborers, and all classes of
mechanics, and can hold out to them inducements of higher wages than thoy can obtain
either in England or the United States, and
an oarly independence which must inevitably
follow in tlio track of industry and honesty
in  a new and promising colony.    Female
servants would readily find situations, and if
they think it belter to get husbands why so
much the better for the, country  now and
prospectively.
B°"
ons Merchandise; consignments received, duties
ill   orders for the mines for Flour, F
isenns. and other goods fmuicilintely attended to.
pun!
Great advantages accrue to parties importing direct
to New Westminster, who will meet with immediate sale
for cargoes of staple goods. df-tc
STARVING MINERS.
Mr. Editor. Sir :—Having heard from sonic friends
of mine, miners who proceeded from Queen Charlotte
Island to Fort Simpson, that they were living near the
latter place among the Indians, in a destitute condition,
and dependent upon them for food, I should feel
obliged by your informing me by what means 1 could
relieve them-by sending down provisions, and also
whether it is likely the agents of the II. B. company at
the Fort will allow them to starve among the savages,
without stretching forth a hand to save them.
The refusal of the captain oi the Labouchere, to give
these men, (whose discoveries might have been of great
service to the country) a passage down to Victoria,
where he was informed they would pay him, appears
to me to be a most inhuman proceeding, and one which
a great mercantile body like the II. B. Company may
well be ashamed of.
Jacob Francis.
Yates street, ^ec. 11th, 1850.
[We should recommend our correspondent to apply to
His Excellency the Governor upon the subject, or to
Mr. Dallas, thc Agent of the II. B. company. W ith regard to the query as to the Comyany being likely to
allow these poor fellows to starve, we are nonplussed.
If it be true as stated by our correspondent in n recent
issue, that the Captain of the Labouchere refused them
a passage, (which ire much doubt,) there can be no
doubt Ihe Company or its agents would not hesitate to
go still further and allow our correspondent's friends to
starve. But from the testimony of Major Downie respecting the attentions shown to him by the Hudson's
Bay company's officers, we nre inclined to think our
correspondent will find that his fears are groundless.
-E,,.]
HIBBEN & CABS WELL,
Booksellers and Stationers.
DEALERS in Standard, School, and Miscellaneous
Books. Novels.
Staple and Fancy Stationery,
Blank Books,
Gold Pens, and line Pocket Cutlery,
Drawing and 1'hotogruph Paper,
Tracing Paper and Tracing Cloth,
Gift Books, and Annuals.
Stationer's Hall, Yales-strcet.
October 25th, 18511. In,
FOE SALE BY
corner   wharf and!
DICKSON,  CAMPBELL k co
Johnson streets—
Brandy, '!5 hhds Martell, 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 \     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, new brew;
Do Buriun Brewery co., and Morice Cox & co.
in bottles
Porter, Morice Cox & co., do.
nl-lm
justly should from its position, the great
depot of tho North Pacific. To achieve this
wo must preserve intact our free port system
soul dies out  amid frost and snow; the spirit,
is never cpienchod though the body may per-
ish,    But what, avails  it, all, if the physical j ■-v  -
obstacles remain the same for ever, and leave that we know and are ready to avail ou
—wo must have
but by our enligiiie
no commercial  restrictions,
ml Mid libera
ijtOR SALE—Ex Brig   Manuella and Schooner D. L
'     Clinch,
3 puncheons Swaine, Board & Co.'s  Genuine Old
Tom Cat Gin, in bond;
2 puncheons Harvey's Scotch Malt Whisky ;   '
2        do genuine lslay Malt do.
50 cases very superior Claret Wine, in hond;
50 cases ordinary do       do
2 pipes extra fine Holland Gin, in bond;
h casks of choice old vintages, Martell, Maret, and
Say.erac Brandies in bond;
Barrels ot choice old Bourbon Whisky;
I'uncheons of choice old Jamaica Rum;
Sainsevain Bros, celebrated California Wines ;
Clicquot and Imperial Champagne Wines;
100 cases Wolfe's and Voldner Schnapps;
100 cases Geneva Gin, V. 11. k Co.;
250 cases Old Tom Gin, various brands;
100 cases Scotch Whisky,   do       do
100 cases Boker's, Seiner, and Hostetter's Bitters:
50 bbls. 05 per cent. Alcohol;
American  Brandy,  Gin, and Whisky,  in kegs, J
cssks, bbls. and pipes.
By W. IT. OLIVER,
Importer of Liquors,
n2B-lm Johnson street, oppostc Wharf st.
Salt Spring Island Stare
AND POST OFFICE.
ri^llfi subscriber having received consignments of
| Flour, Groceries, and Provisions, Dry Goods,
Hardware, kc. will open a store at his Farm nn Salt-
spring Island, about the 15th inst. AH goods will bo
Id for cash, at Victoria prices, cost of transportation
added.
All sorts of produce, such as shingles, deer, grouse,
furs, kc, taken in exchange for goods.
Positively no credit will be given.
J. BEGG.
N. B. Choice kinds of Fnpit Trees, kc, always on
hand and for sale at reasonable rates. G-t
FOR SALE.
By the Undersigned,
f*AA Mats Bat'avia Rice.
JjV" ' 50 kcKs Scotch Oatmeal.
200 casks superior Salt Beef.
n-lm
SOUTHGATE 4; MITCHELL.
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V:
LESTER & GIBBS,
HAVE just received a very Choice Lot of Groceries,
and arc constantly receiving fresh goods by every
sienmcr, which they offer at very low rates.
Families are especially invited to call, as every thing
is seStctcd with great care for Family use.
Very superior Teas, sugar, Coffee, and Butter.
YATFJ8   STREET,   above  WADDINGTON  STREET.
nl5-lm
to
NEXT OF KIN.
DIERRE PRATT, Deceased.   Information wanted as
The Mail Svstk.m.—The imperfections and inconveniences of our mail system have been long apparent, and
arc now becoming  insupportable
The steamer is so
irregular, thai even the best informed person knows not
policy Show I whon to expect it; and when here, it remains so short a
rselvesj time, that it is  impossible to reply to the lctterr rccciv-
the river
Common
iratious  to  be   addressed  to the  Colonial
Scretary, Victoria, Vancouver Island.
NOTICE.
ENDERS will be received by the undersigned for
the removal of thc Dwelling House on thc cor
ner of Government and Yates street, near the "Colonial
. J. McDONALD,
Wharf street.
• Westminster Times"
person having the
'-i
same will confer a favor by bringing them to the offic*.
Yates-strcet. THE   NEW  WESTMINSTER   TIMES.
Sljipptncj   Intelligence.
I'oUT OF VICTORIA, DEC. !•
ARRIVED.
Dec.12—str Labouchere, Swanson, San Francisco,
sir   Eliza   Anderson,   Wright,   Vcn Westminster.
such as British Columbia, which a year's experience of t he ('olonel's doings has taught us.
Our representations have hitherto been in
vain.   The  prosperity of British Columbia
is a matter of vital importance to us all, and
wc are not going to shrink from advocating
a course which we honestly believe to be the
io
schr Morning Siar. McKay, Nanni
sir Northerner, Dull, .-an Francisi...
Dec. 13—str  Eliza Anderson,   Wright, Port Town- only   one   that  will effectually   remedy tl
great evil complained of by all classes ot thc
community, the appointment of an energetic,
send.
sloop Ludovico, Carr, Sooke.
schr Mary Ami, Jones. Nanaimo.
schr Pcsentaqua, Sweeny. Port Townsend.
schr Marion. Boyle s. <J..i.-.
Dec. U—schr Osprcy, Gardner, Nanaimo.
schr Cadboro, Harris, Nanaimo.
schr Caroline, Jones, Port Townsend.
15—schr Lizzie Roberts, Under, San Juan.
schr Marion Boyle, Sooke.
CLEARED.
Dec. 12—str   Eliza   Anderson,  Wright.  New Westminster,
schr Royal charlie, Elder, Nanaimo.
sir Northerner, .'nil. San Francisco.
schr Amelia. Thornton, Port Townsend.
schr Speck, Clarke, Port Townsend.
sloop P.I Evans. New Westminster.
Dec. 13—sloop Fori Hope, Gnlslcr, Nanaimo.
str Eli/.a Anderson, Wright, Port Townsend.
Dec. 14—str Otter, Mouatl, New Westminster,
schr Morning I.'mi. Spring, Nanaimo.
sloop Louisa. Morris, Porl Townsend.
sloop Ludovico; Carr, Sooke.
sloop Ohio, Cochran, Ni u \\ cslminslir.
Hit. 15—schr Lizzie Roberts, Roder, San Juan.
schr Rover, Johnson, I'orl Townsend.
Dec. Ill—str Eli/.a Anderson, Wright, Port Townsend.
able officer to the post now so unsatisfactorily
filled by Colonel Moody.
£oral JJiitcHigciifc.
ANSWERS To CORRESPONDENTS.
luti"-' of Coroner be
Vai.i'k or Pkopkrty is Victoria.—It is said that
M. Ucgbic, Esq.. the chief Judge of British Columbia,
has just bought Bayley's Hotel, nf thc corner of Yates
and Government streets, for $8000; bul whether the
naiue and good will ofthe public house arc included in
ibis price or not, is not known : still it affords a definite criterion of tlie rise in the value of real property
when contrasted with the price this concern would
have fetched two years ago, viz.. not as many hundred
dollars ns the Judge has now paid thousands.
Wasted.—To know where the Parliamentary experience spoken of by the gentlemen signing the address to
Captain Cooper wns obtained. Wo think one of the
lir.-i duties ol ihe next representation from Esquimalt, will
In: lo appoint a schoolmaster, us it is evident there is-
only inn' scribe there now, from the fact that the word
ingof the address sent lo Captain Cooper, is precisely
the same as thai addressed to thc Doctor.
II. M. S. Clio. 22, screw. Captain Miller, left Portsmouth on the loth October, for this station, Willi the
Hero, HI ;Topuzc, 50; Cossack 20, all ontheir way here,
\; c .-hall have before the e.\piratioi!*oi six months, a
magnificent fleet in these waters.
'''     Iron  IIabmoxicm.—Cnjitain Pclrie II. M. 11th Regt.,
To - Post Mortem."- Th
the most serious an 1 responsible mil ure, common rc-hms j,rCseiite(l the Bishop of llrilisli Columbia, a hand-
gard foronrovvnsiifely reijuiresthatthisotliciul should, somc |argC iron Harmonium, to be used in Ihe
1,1 ll11 others, be llioroiiglilj conversanl with tho cor- Church His Lordship has scntout,and which mayshort-
rccl method nf conducting  Ihose duties.    For be ii re- n- |„. expected.
membcred, thnt in  nine cases out of ten, Ihe detection   ' ,, ,„.    , r ,
,..-•,,, ■        -  ,    I ,ii- ■        Honesty.—1 he honesty of our cotemporary  niav be
or crime i> limiiilv depetiM.iiit upon a l •  rough investi-  .   ,     ,     ,    ..   .  ,• , , ,, ',,,    .,.
„..• . ,,,.,,    ,,,',,- , ,   ,    .,i   indeed of  rom the fact that he argues that the Treasurer
gallon nl the mo.-l nnnnti eirciiiiisluiicesconuec ed with ■     ;, ,, ,   ,      ,,       ', ,,
the manner in which Ihe person  upon whose bode the *'•"' Attorney General should not be supported because
iuquest is held, became dec „.ed •  nnd the praclice of '/"■'. ««#»«/' lj«   llc supports Capt- Cooper although
. ,.,, -,- ,. , ,.     ,,    .' .       be is nn o hem ; the pecuiar part of this electioneering
i ( orouor u riling a lerdiclatifl uskimj lhc lurv to sign ,   ,    ,'        ,,. ', ,    .   ,, .        ,
controversy is that  lhc public journals tu this  colony
ugrce as to the majority of the candidates  although the
■                                                                       \ Colonist   is  the   only    honestly conducted one.   Wc
nn iimiiie.-t lias  been  Icl-I. aim  not  having previously              . ,   ,,    , ,,    '    ,         ,-,'■     •         ,   . ,-
i,.,,i „ ,„..;.   ../,    ,r            i             i       i   ,  •    ,   *   appreciate Cupt. Cooper s qualifications,  but according
■iinl a post mart, m  lo  discover how, or by ulial  in.-trii-    ' '                  '         .           '      . ,         .  .  , , .      .
to our cotemptirary s argument lie certainly ought not
it, is so oul of
sary : also Ihat
ig lhc jury to
ul. thai comiiienl i - uiineci s-
ii|i a boih for disseclion after
mem, a person received numerous deadly slabs.
BIRTH".
At Victoria, on  lhc   10th   in I., the  wi
if Captain
to be relurned, ns he holds Ihe only real sinecure in tin
colony.
Truth.—The unblushing presumption  with   which
Ihe Colonist continues to falsify  statements  contained
King, formerly of tin. Royal Fnsileers and .Vol, [;,.,_,;. j in its cotcmporarii'.-is amusing. We never stated that
ment, and laic Chief .Superintendent of the South tll(! letter 'rom Ft. Sim;.son was a fabrication; but
Wales District Constabulary of a son merely that Capt. Dod and McNeil doubled the fact of its
  having been  written by a miner,  and  merely that the
statement regarding the starving  eondilon ofthe miners
was untrue.    Captains Dod and McNeil  arc  gentlemen
! chose assertions will be considered quite as creditable
as that of our cotemporary's correspondent.
Dissolution.—A proclamation was issued last night
. . in a Government Gazette  extraordinary, dissolving the
I'jVKHV returning nillicr from [JriLisll Coltim-   Assembly.    Honest and independent reformers, to the
Ida gives us l he same irlowiiiir accounts of the "'ont|
®J)c Ittli) Bflt'sfnunstcr Suits.
VICTORIA. SATl'I'DAY, DECEMBER 11
diggings.      from   many  agriculturists   we
have received eommunica lions   replete  with
Nkw Candidates in the Field.—Captain Gordon for
Esquimau town, and Major Foster for Lake District.
Foil the edification of the political supporters of Mr,
common sense,  and   all   unite   in   describing Cary, we recommend the perusal of his remarks upon
41,_ i ,   i   , •  I i'       •        ii        i>   . the siitl'rngo question, in the rcporf of the  proceedings
thai, colony us   neb   ,,i   farming'   luucU.     But, ,„ ,.„,. su^e^c court yesterday, to be found in another
from   Alexander    to    New    Westminster   the column.    We fancy tlie learned gentleman's eloquence
Same loud COmplailll   of  thc   want   of roads, c<m-ied him rather beyond Hie bounds of discretion, in
eyes, but they only succeeded in tearing the -km
from my eye-lids, aud a portion of my face. Finding
my strength failing me, and  I   inp   unable to use m
might get hold o" it. An old chief, as I q>] e, then
came  up. and the  struggle closed,    i reached  Capt.
Mount's house with difficulty, the bl 1 flowing from
my wounds, and received Irom Mrs. Mowatt and Miss
Tuzo, that kindness and attention which ihe fair sex
alone know how to ndministe)."
We are happy to find upon enquiry, that Capt. Nngle
is rapidly recovering from this atrocious outrage, and
trust that this unfortunate occurrence will have the
effect of causing what every resident of Victoria so
anxiously desires—the removal of nil the Indians from
the immediate neighborhood of the town.
Proposed TlIEATllE.—ll is contemplated to erect a,
Theatre ou the east side of Douglas-street between Fort j
and View. Mr. Charles Verheyden is, we understand,
the projector of it, and from our knowledge of this gi n-
tleman's talents ns a builder we are sure no belter qual-
ificd person could be found. The necessity for some
place of amusement in Victoria has been long felt, and:
it is well known that had such a thing as a Theatre
been i'l existence, wc should have retained amongst us
Ibis winter most ofthe miners who have left lor the
gayer scenes of California. It is not to be supposed
that men who have been living for months in a wilderness, toiling like slaves should (when the money obtained by months of labor and privation has placed them
in a position to enjoy themselves), be content with the
dull monotonous life of Victoria, where, at present,
drinking saloons are the only piace men can resort to. We consider this building is a matter of necessity as it will he useful for inniiv purposes and as a
business speculation we believe it would pay n handsome dividend to thoso who take shares in it. From
what we can gather, we believe it is to be ofthe follow-l
ing dimensions: To accommodate 800persons.'frontnge
120, depth 00, with a concert room 30 by CO feet, and:
twelve complete sets of scenery, for b'25,000 in 250
shares of'SlOO. A prospectus is in course of preparation and will be submitted to the public shortly; we
heartily wish Mr. Verheyden success.
Gold Escort.—Wc understand that a Gobi Escort
will be organised in the ensuing spring. Humor says
J. R. Spalding Esq., J. P. is to have charge of it. and
Mr. Brewer, it is said, will take his place at New Westminster.
The news from the Sound is unimportant.   Thc Gov-'
ernor of Washington Territory, delivered, on the whole,
a very sensible speech to the House of Representatives,
buthe counsels the people to  maintain their rights to
the Island of San Juan.
Sympathy.—Wc truly  sympathize  wilh our  cotemporary, respecting the publication of His   Excellency's
speech, ns we also were prohibited   from publishing it.
or any other Government matter until ii had been pub-i
lisher in the Official Gazette : but we do not think  the
slight irritation which our cotemporary must have felt, i
upon being refused a copy of that document, justifies its
making a false assertion ; viz: thai it was published in
the New   Westminster Times; but to prevent disappointment for the future, we suggest to our cotemporary, the I
employment ofa qualified reporter, as thc  Government j
Clerks can hardly be expected to furnish al! newspapers
wilh a copy.
British Columbia,—The steamer Eliza Anderson arrived from New Westminster on Thursdry night, and
left on Friday morning, for the Ports on the Sound.
There was no communication with the Upper Fraser.
the river hjing reported as frozen up iu many parts.
No news of importance. Fair amount of business doing
at New Westminster.
announcement, and the
pci lei t right lo have br
on the Tuc. day followin
man responsible for a s'u
n., :\ actions of inai ki
papJr editors  should 1
ii .'.- co., that i
i.is uewspnp
proprietoi
rcrc pub-pleasures cut out for him, chooses rath&J
'- pass his winter in California, to his pert?
rcnuailts ease and enjoyment, than to remaining
nuld be no fur- .,       •'  •,,. ... ,       .       " "ii'iiivi
was  sinii.lv an i "P""   * ™Her Rl™r> after a h:ml year's «J
...uld have had a with scanty and dear provisions for g 0,|
tight out the  Victoria Gazette months at an equal expense; but when ij
Th<      .  docs not bold a 5 hundred John Smiths with 85000 of eJ
.and justly too, on  (,    t   .      t,u,jr   p0C]jet8   moro   0     .       M
of cons deration in lie   ., rv r      *i •   . ,      ' "Si
fraser River lor the winter and retire tj
California or  the  Sound, immediately ti
disappointed harpies begin their cry of 1,:'
efficiency, incapacity," kc, and vie witiW
other in the fierceness and malignity of M
misrepresentations.   1 do sincerely long/l
the time when these vermin will "be (lm»l
from their stronghold before the advance J
an enlightened  and honest population, ai,l
when they will havo to return to their'j(,tl
from the obscurity of which they could neviJ
have emerged save by a Fraser iliver exciul
ment, and  from which I devoutly trustt'J
may never again escape. f
He did not see why news-
privod ofa privilege that  is
anted to actors, tumblers, kc. of contiuually making
their *'last appearance " and still appearing, it might
have been simply a rhetorical flourish on the part of
thc editor of the Gazcttt to arouse thc sympathies of its
readi ;■-. and his intention might have been to continue
publishing his joiinnl, The learned gentleman then
conelu led by making some very humorous remarks
with regard to newspapers generally, but more especially
lo the New West tin 'cr Times, and exhibited an amount
of information in the details of journalism (which he
confessed to have gleaned from G ddsmith's Citizen of
the World.) almost equal to the profundity of bis knowledge of legal mailers and political ccoi y.
.Mr. Ring on learning thai his Lordship intended leaving the Court at three o'clock, declined going any further into the case that evening, and his Lordship then
adjourned the further hearing until Saturday at 11
o'clock A. M.
NOTES   ON   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
{Continued.)
Sea-bird bar and ils immediate neighborhood is the first spof where mining operations of any conscqucnco are carried on in
Frascr Kiver. Z*iiia bar is situated under the
hill known as the Red Scaur, and about IO
miles from Fort Hope. Such a termination
of the mining as this is very arbitrary, as 1
obtained most excellent sluicing prospects
much further down, and I am of opinion thai
when the tide of immigration sets in, that
sluicing will be carried on nearly to Langley.
in the lower regions of the Fraser, by which,
term 1 mean the district from Langley to
Yale, the operation of sluicing to obtain gold
is by far the most paying, as a general rule,
although I shall mention a good many spots
where fair or even good wages can be obtained by thc rocker. To mino by sluicing
is no child's play, nor is it in the power of
every coiner ; even rocking to a tyro seems
a complicated and difficult matter, and many
a man who has gum uji the river with it light
heart at the golden pros2)cets of success before him, has returned a sadder and a wiser
man. One reads in the public journals that
$-j or even §50 a day may be made ; this
seems a fabulous sum to an English laborer,
earning bis 10s. a week*, lie scratches his
head thoughtfully, and goes to the parson to j
enquire how much 825 may be- on learning
that it  is £0 sterling, and  may  be dug up|
SUPREME COURT.
and consequently of supplies, is constantly
urged upon our notice, iioads denied us by
the marvellous blindness oi' the Chiei Commissioner of Lands and Works—a blindness tliat^'ttVc
the present slate of the political horizon.
Latest HcMOii.,—As we wero going to press wore
ceived intimation that Ihe Leader of the " Obstructives"
was about issuing his address.    Reformers beware!
ll 1:1.10101s Notice.—Wc learn with much satisfaction
new  Congregational  Lecture-Room,  on  the
as culpable, as il is inexplicable, lor there is corner of Cliurchway-strcet and the church reserve, will
no man in the colony who has not long since I!:c_fpcncd (or public worshl1' aoxtLord's Da)'i thu I8th
recognized tbo necessity of immediate and en
inst.
Sermons will (1). V.) be preached in the morning at
crgetic measures being adopted to carry out a  ',' ",VI,"'1;'.*"''*J!,' "!c cvcin',.1S 'I1 ,m„lf l'ftSt l! °'cloek> b->'
. , the Hev. W. E. Clarke, and 111 the afternoon at 3 o'clock
good system oi roads. by the nov.EfBvans, D.D., superintendent of Wesleyan
Notwithstanding repeated  remonstrances   '   ,SIon,,* ,.       .,, , . .     ,    ..
... , , n      ' ",lu  .'      A collection will be taken up at each service, in aid
British Columbia  is allowed  to languish, its  of the Building Fund.
population rapidly diminishing, and ere long,     Government   Holidays.—It is supposed that tin
unless fresh energy is infused into the Lands »sual colonial holWays, vb, from the day before Christ-
mas Day  to New I ear s flay, inclusive, will be kept a
and Works Department, the colony will have
sunk info its former insignificance.
During the past year,   hundreds of thous-
the public offices of llrilisli Columbia and Vancouver
Island, and it is to be hoped that the Treasurer will
lake the responsibility sometimes assumed by gentlemen
iu his position, in other colouies, of paying the December
ands of dollars have been frittered away uponhwT'l «°, 'f' ?"'th-' co"cessio.n.to fle^ and
y   "I"'" .others on low rates ol pry, is a boon without which in
works which have not even   respectability in many cases the holidays would be shorn of half thci
our eye.,.    The   main   body of Sappers and be"cIfi,t t?..thf0B? "'.ll"(1'1,'f,l>, rePrcation> a"d.tw4h?mt.tt11
•' " J I I would wish to set in the full enjoyment of that festive
Miners who, under an efficient leader, would season.
have  become the sinews of life to the colony,      We regret extremely to learn that II. C. Williston Esq.,
t,.,,.,. r.„. ,„..,, 11 . 1   „       11 1  . •    •     Editor of the late Victoria Gazette,  is dangerously ill;
nave lor months been a   owed to   remain in       .     . 1 •   -n .1     *     , •
1  '"   'io''ioi lu wc trust his illness may not be of such a serious nature
comparative idleness, or their energies wasted as represented.
in beautifying a costly and useless camp. AsSAY Office.—The mail which arrived by tho La-
' bouchcrc, has brought intelligence thnt the preparations
-/11c result oftho non-existence of roads for sending out an Assay and melting branch of our
is painfully visible to every man interested luinM'avc;.nt ^t'un Gosset's instigation, beenpresscd
.    ', .,,   .        ,.,,..,', "" 'v'11' rigor in  England, and that to Mr. Claudet,
mtllOWCU-beingOl lintish Columbia.    .Miners  son of the  celebrated  Photographer and  Chemist of
leave the country  disgusted   with   the   liMi KoKmit-stroet London, has been  offered the post of
,. . .' .    .      . °    Assayor.   Tho Colony has reason to congratulate itself
price ot provisions, agriculturists prevented j upon the energy which has been displayed in this mutter,
from settling by tbo want, of means ol com- j whereby ue shall posses so important an institution in
munication with   the  various   towns on   tin
Fraser; in a word, a I'rw more months of such
gross mismanagement and the colony will be
too far gone to recover,     '/'he road system, or
rather the no-road   system, has assumed the
form  of ti despotism.   W we ask   why  have
not   roads   been   constructed,   we   are told
that the chief commissioner has  been   better
employed building a showy residence and carrying out his ideas of a   pretty camp, which
however, unfortunately for him, no one can
seethe utility of.   It. required but littlcgenius
to develop thc resources of Brilish Columbia.
The path was clear.   Col. Moody is found not
to posess even that  small amount of genius
although the colonists have been unceasing in
their endeavors to driveJiimtoarightsen.se
of their requirements.   Had he but drilled
with the  tide  he  would   havo achieved for
himself a reputation,—and  done this colony
an amount of good which it is impossible to
« calculate.   Col.  Moody's tone on his arrival
led us to expect great things of him, consequently the greater is our disappointment at
the entire absence of the qualifications necessary for a chief commissioner in a   colony
so short a time after our gold discoveries ; thus beating
Australia in this respect, iu a maimer creditable to all
concerned.
Oiuectio.n to Voters.—Regarding that paragraph
contained in the Colonist of yesterday assigning the reasons of those who objected'to the voters on Mth inst.,
we have been assure that the only objectionto each
candidate  was that he was not qualified to vote.
The Recent Assault upon Capt. Xaiii.e.—Various
"contradictory reports having been circulated respecting
the attack commit'.ed upon our Harbor Master, that
gentleman has kindly furnished us with a true statement ofthe facts:—"At 4, r. m., on Friday, I loft my
ollice, and having purchased a small axe at Bell's store,
was going home. Ou the bridge near James' Ray, I
met .Mrs. and the Rev. Jlr. Cridge; about three minutes
afterwards I observed 2 Indians apparently very much
intoxicated right iu the pathway, as I was passing one
of them tried lo sei/.e me by the arm, I gave him a push
with my right hand, having the axe in my left, tho
other one, the most sober of the two, then made a blow
ut mo. I kept him off, retreating backwards, but to no
effect, they both rushed in upon me, and I struck
the foremost a blow with the head of the axe, when he
fell stunned. I did not strike him until I hud received
several blows myself. The one stunned soon recovered
himself, and with a yell of revenge, both rushed madly
on me, my foot'slipped and we all rolled down the hill
together, falling on my back, still holding the axe.
Two other Indians now came to the assistance of those
attacking me, and here commenced the most fearful
struggle I ever had in my life. 1 now began to use my
weapon, but with little effect. Again we rolled down",
and again the struggle was renewed, when they tried
in deprive me of my nose and eyes. One of them bit
my nose ami made a deep incision in it. I made a hit
at him, and rolled over on my face into the snow. I
then felt the fingers of two of them groping for my
(Before Ids Lordship. Judge Cameron.)
Thursday. December I 5,
John  F.  Damon vs.   E.   Hammond  King  and Leonard
McClure.
This was an action brought by Plaintiff to continue an
injunction to restrain the defendants and their workmen from publishing or selling a newspaper under tlie
name and title ofthe  Victoria Gazelle.
Mr. Cary, Attorney-General, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Ring, assisted by Mr. l'earkes, for the defendants.
Mr. Cary, in opening the case, applied for a continuation of an injunction to restrain the defendants from
issuing a newspaper entitled the Victoria Gazette. In
support of this application, the learned gentleman went
on to say that up till the 2b'th of November, there were
three newspapers in Victoria, named respectively the
Victoria Gazette, New Westminster Times, and British
Colonist. The first of these was published by Messrs.
W'hitton, k Co., the second by the defendants, and the
last by Mr. A. De Cosmos. Upon the 20th of November an article appeared in the Victoria Gazette,
headed " Finis," announcing the determination of the
proprietors to discontinue the publication of that .journal, giving for their reasons the insullicicncy of the
population to support three newspapers,and intimating
lo their subscribers and advertisers that all moneys
would be paid that might be due on the non-fulfilment
of the periods for which they subscribed or advertised.
But two days after the announcement appeared, the
plaintiff purchased from the proprietors llie goodwill
and name of the Victoria Gazette. Now this transfer
placed the plaintilf in the exact position of Messrs.
W'hitton k co., who made the assignment. On Saturday the announcement was made of the discontinuance
of the Gazette, and on Monday, but one clear day
after, thc good will was disposed of to Ihe plaintilf. A
notice to this effect appeared in the next paper that was
published, which was the British Colonist, on Tuesday
November 29, and also a caution against any one using
the name ofthe Victoria Gazelle, There is no presumption whatever, that the defendants, being connected with
a newspaper, published in Victoria, should have been
ignorant of this announcement. Now, notwithstanding
this notice and without nny communication to the
plaintiff or Messrs. Whitton, k co., lhc defendants publish a newspaper entitled tho Victoria Gazette, on Monday
December the 5th. Tlie plaintilf then writes a note to
each ofthe defendants stating his claim to the title and
name of Victoria Gazette, and warning them to desist
from publishing any paper with such appellation. A
reply is received from Mr. E. Hammond King, in which
plaintiff's exclusive right to the name is denied, and an
intimation given that the law was open to him for redress. Now he (Mr. Gary) would prove to his lordship
that his client would sillier materially from this illegal
assumption, on the part ofth,e defendants, of the name
of "Victoria Gazette." He would show thai it was
plaintiffs intention to issue a newspaper with that title,
but the proceeding of defendants had injured him to a
very great extent. The name of a newspaper is always
associated, by its readers, with some specific line of
reasoning, of ideas, or of politics. Now, those readers ol
the original " Victoria Gazette" who resided at a dis-
ancc, aud were not cognizant of the discontinunnco of
that paper, would certainly be startled nt the line of
conduct adopted by the present " Victoria Gazelle,"
published by defendants. The advocacy of such extraordinary and exaggerated doctrines ns Manhood Suffrage, kc, kc, would have a tendency to militate greatly
against the name of the "Victoria Gazette,'' and ho
would show his lordship by citing numerous cases ofa
similar nature us the one now boforo the court, that the
justice of the application could not for a moment be
doubled. The learned gentleman then read some voluminous extracts, attempting lo draw cases of analogy
between the assumption, on the pari of individuals, of
the names of "omnibuses,', " Burgess fish sauce,' '• Warrens blacking." .V.C. kc With regard lo tho " fisll sauce "
case, when the elder Burgess died his sou attempted to
carry ou business with the title of " Burgess' IHi snuco '
but this was disputed by the executors of the estate
of Burgess ihe cider, and witlrsuccess. lie (Mr. Cary)
contended Hint the celebrity or notoriety obtained l'o
the manufacture of articles of trade was precisely tho
same as that attached to thc nnmo of u newspnper.
With regard to the announcement of Messrs. Whiiiou
every day, he determines to emigrate to such
an earthly paradise, and promises himself a
golden future, little dreaming of the difficulties that will besot him. Arrived in Fraser
River, wo will suppose him dropped suddenly
on a mining bar paying fair wages. Cannot
wc easily imagine the terrible disappointment that would he depicted on his countenance at seeing the difficulty and compli-l
cation of earning §5 a day by tho rocker;'
higher up he finds a sluice company at work]
and learns that each man is earning his §25
per day, and is ironically offered a share if
he can put down his $1000. To obtain the
fine gold of fraser River is therefore by no
means an easy operation j it requires large
capital and skill of every kind. Engineering in all its branches is also required for
bringing in the water, levelling, cutting, &c.
The builder and carpenter are in manifest request, and a fair knowledge of chemistry is
by no means to be despised, as it teaches the
miner how to retain a larger quantity of tho
linost dust gold which escapes after all his
trouble. In fact, a man to be a successful
miner in these regions,- must lie a talented
man, and original, ft is a matter of tho
greatest surprise to any one unacquainted
with mining to see the amount of labor,
capital, and skill that has been expended in
British Columbia in the short space of one-
and-a-half year. 1 shall endeavor to describe some, of the most notable instances as
I go along, for they really seem worth a
notice.
Besides the mere difficulties connected with
the abstract mining in British Columbia;
j there have been up to the present time other
difficulties of no less cmbarassing a naturei
the difficulty of transport and the great ex
pense, the want of roads, the high price of
provisions, and the fear of Indians and a
hard winter, have all conspired to paint Brit
ish Columbia as the most inhospitable, desolate, and to-be-avoided region. All these
things have conspired, I say, to drain it of
the large population which so suddenly arrived in it last year, '/'here are many, some
honest in their expressions, others manifestly
dishonest, but both sadly disappointed in tho
dreams of the rich harvest thoy purposed
gleaning in the new Eldorado, not by any
exertions of their own, but by merely preying on the vitals of the multitude. 7'bere
are many, 1 say, who insist in putting down
tho exodus from British Columbia to the
" ineflicieiicy of Government, lo the obstinacy
of officials, to the hatred of Americans," and
to a hundred other causes which havo no
existence save in their own most fertile imaginations, livery law that appears meets
their censure, every measure their disapprobation, every tax necessary for the support
of law and order, and the maintenance ofthe
peace and safety of the country, their malediction. 1 hey do not, nor do they even
dream of setting honestly and manfully to
work, first to examine carefully into the state
of the country, the natural difficulties and
obstacles that have oli'ered themselves in
every quarter to the advancement of the interest of emigrants, and then after a fair
scrutiny, fo confess honestly that I he difficulties were insurmountable, ami that time and
capital alone can eil'eel, the permanent ad-
vanceinenl of this ciounl ry. Who is lo blame
because one John Smith having made $5000
on
STRANDINO  OF THE GOMELZA.
Below will be found a letter from Captain Krielitvl
the Gomelza, which vessel, in will be recollected »I
staled iu one of our recent issues to have sunk in lwj
Canal. We regret extremely having given circuiatn
to an incorrect version of the facts. We obtained m
information merely as a casual report, and took i'.I
precaution to bead it as a rumor only. We liuvc >i»\
learned that our information iyas incorrect in ulme
every important particular, as will be found byninr-J
sal of Captain Knight's letter, which we nre coiiviiifpl
from inquiry, is ihe correct statement, Wchavclarl
from disinterested parties that the gale which damapJ
tne Gomelza. sprung up without the least warnlng,ail
the sea became extraordinarily high. The sevcriitJ
the storm may he judged of from the fact that ntiure.l
oils tries and several houses were blown down. SvlA
from the crew having been asleep when the vessel strati!
they bad for some time previously been using supt'.f
human exertions to save her, und their difficulties »m|
increased by the extreme severity ofthe cold.
Dear Sin:—In contradiction to the absurd and
report which lias been circulated in regard to ihcstnuij
ing of the Ship Gomelza; 1 beg to forwrd to you fa|
publication, a correct account of the accident. Wil
anchored iu a small cove in Hood's Canal, about '«•(
and a half miles from Seabeck, moortd head imd;fel
for loading a cargo of spars and lumber for Knglaml
During the six days that we had laid there the weili,'
had been very mild until about 8 o'clock on theeVeniMl
of Saturday, the 'sd inst.. a furious gale arose aliinJ
in stantuneously, from N". N. W. increasing in violent
, I towards morning, when it blew with terrific forci.1
' raising a very heavy sea,
On (he first appearance of lhc gale. 1 had every.,,!,,
secured, and the ballast which had been piled up in lit
wings,  levelled  in the body of the ship,  and the stea
Ai midnight the wind had increased to a pcrftfi
hurricane, aud the ship was lying over very milch niie
we hove taut on the starboard cubic, which layedu:
Bhore, and slipped the stern moorings to let the ship
swing head to wind, but as thc ebb tide was
ling down very strong, she was prevent
consequently her whole broadside wa
fury of the gale, causing her to drag .,,,
2 A. II. she tailed on the ground and hung there, ani
lhc heavy sea which hud now arose, caused licr 11
strke frequently, and with great force, (hi lookic;
down lhc main hatch, found that she was lunkint
water fast and immediately manned both pumps, wltid
wc continued working, but the water gained so fast that
by daylight she had filled, and lay with her lee top-gallant rail completely under water with the lee side0!
the poop, and the hold full. The sea by this time irii
running with great violence, und making complete
breach over the ship. The gale still continued in fur)
with heavy falls of hail and snow, and the very severe
frost which had set in since daylight, rendered it impossible for the crew to use any further efforts to save
the ship.    At 10 A. M. launched ihe life boat, and land-
...I   .1...   I M...~ ,..-   I     -I..'.,-     .... f   . n,, .
1 now set-1
d trim no doh{,|
exposed to lit I
considerably'; nl
I':
fraser  Kiver, i%nl  b
an  American
citizen,  and   with  all   bis   friends   and his
-■•-   .'••',.' -•-     .    ■    '••    ."..   1,,,.,,,   ,ii.,    lit ^111,        >.,,1|,   11UU    IU1IU-
ed the Chronometer and ship's papers for safety. The
gale continued with unabated fury during lhc whole of
the day, until about a o'clock in the evening, when il
moderated and the tide fell leaving the 'tween decks
nearly dry.
.Monday morning was pretty moderate, could procure
no assistance owing to the inclemency of the weather,
until Wednesday morning tho Seabeck Mill coinpnn?
sent a number of men and two large wooden puui'is,
which I had employed them to construct. IVy 4 p. m-
succeeded in reducing the water by two feet, and as tlie
tide fell we discovered the water rushing out with great
force from her starboard bilge, on a level with the lloor-
timber heads, for a length of about 50 or (In feet. Br
allowing this to remain open till the tide began to rise,
and still keeping the pumps going, succeeded iu reducing the water to about a feet iu the hold, nnd stopped
the leak by means of driving in boards and nailing
canvass over all, by I n. m., of Thursday, we were enabled to heave her off, and keep her afloat, until arrival
at Seabeck, where we laid her on the beach at 7 a m,
for Ihe purpose of holding a survey.
I am, Dear Sir,
Your most obodt. Serv't
JOHN S. KNIGHT,
Mnslor Ship "Gomclzft."
Yictorin Dec. 15th, 1850.
SUBSCRIBERS are respcctlully informed that the
Inst number completed  the   quarter,   and   thai
subscriptions are duo.
17th Dec. 1H5I).
CAPTAIN CORDON'S ADDRESS.
TO THE ELECTORS OF TIIE TOWN OF
ESQUIMALT.
GENTLEMEN: In compliance with the wishes of
several influential Electors of the Town of Esquimalt, I have come forward to solicit your suffrages
at the ensuing Election. I propose do'ing myself the
honor of waiting personally upon each of yon on the
earliest occasion, and in the interim 1 wish briefly to
explain the principles upon which I venture tonskyour
support.
_ I am a reformer in the true acceptation of the term,
(i. c.) I will at all times give my most earnest support
to every measure calculated to advance the true interests of the Colony, and am equally determined to
resist those of any anti-progressive tendency. To preserve Victoria a Free Port, 1 will use my best, exertions.
As one who has the real interests of the Church id
heart, I wish in our young Colony to see her self-supporting.
Being fully convinced that the interests both of Victoria and Esquimalt, demand a wellsurvoyed and soundly built road from one Town lo the other, I will do all
in my power to obtain that object.
Should you do mo the honor to return mc ns your
Representative iu the House of Assembly, about to be)
summoned, I pledge myself to use every exertion to
further the welfare of the Town of Esquimalt and that
of thu Colony at large, and
I havo the honor to be, Gentlemen,
Your most obedient Servant,
G. T. GORDON. TIT E   NEW   WESTMINSTER   TIMES.
CURTIS   &   MOORE
SELL Fine Bathing COLOGNE at 75 cents per quart
	
CURTIS & MOORE
OELL Pl'BE BAY RDM at 75 cents per quart bottle
CURTIS & MOORE
(ELL the celebrated FRANGIPANNNI and Kiss Me
Quick Perfume, and Pomades.
 '  «■» ■	
CURTIS & MOORE
ICENSED to Sell ALCOHOL
J &e. &c.
s
I
-1EI.L
CURTIS & MOORE
their   COODS at San  Francisco   prices,
R E M E M 1! E R
CURTIS & MOORE
WARRANT all ihcir GARDEN,  Fruit, Flower, and
Field seeds to grow.
2,000
(billons ALCOHOL for sale 1.
CURTIS & MOORE.
GARDEN SEEDS,
FLO W B R    S E E D 8.
FRUIT and FIELD SEEDS.
R'
CURTIS & .MOO HK
iESPECTFULLY inform the Public that they have
been appointed agents for the sale  of Garden
needs from the most celebrated Gardens of California.
the Atlantic Etates, ami Europe,
Purchasers of those Seeds can rely on the certainty
of their growth. We guaha,vtbk them fresh and true
to their kind.
The largest stock and gronst variety ever imported
into these Colonies.
CURTIS k MOORPt.
dlil-tc Druggists, Yates street.
TO JOHN SEBASTIAN IIEL.MCKEN, Esq.
13th Dec. 1850.
SIR:—"We, the undersigned Electors for the District
of Esquimalt and Metchosen, are desirous of being
again represented by you in the ensuing Parliament,
and having every confidence in your liberal views, parliamentary experience and integrity, desire you to allow
yourself to be put in nomination as a candidate for the
representation of this district, and engage to do everything in our power to further your election :
COMMITTEE :
W R Parsons
Major George Foster
John Parker
John Russell
Edward Green
James Wilson
Matthew Francis
Matthias Rowland
Jos. .Montgomery
Edward stamp,   dl-t-'ii
Decembei  14th, 1850.
GENTLEMEN ;—Having already served ns your representative in the House of Assembly, and having been
well known to you for a number of years, 1 feel proud
ofthe renewal of your confidence.
Conscious that I have fulfilled, to the best of usability, the promises made at last election, 1 accede to
your desire, and allow myself to be put in nomination
for the Esquimalt and Metchosin District, and hope,
with your valuable aid, again to win, and advocate, as
heretofore. Truth, Justice, Honesty, and Progress.
As soon ns the Uou3c of Assomblyis dissolved, I will
publish an address declaratory of iny view.- and future
intentions.    I am, gentlemen,
Yours, kc,
JOHN SEBASTIAN IIELMCKEN.
To W. It. Parsons, .Major G. Foster, John Parker, John
Russell, Edward Green, James Wils in, Matthew
Francis, Matthias Rowland, James Montgomery, Edward Stamp.
THE   "VICTORIA GAZETTE'
Published every
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY  AND FRIDAY MORNING,
Price 12' cents.
ADVERTISERS in the Victouia Gazette, will have
the privilege of advertising in the New Westminster Times, which now lias the largest circulation
of nny paper in the Colony, upon payment of one half
extra. It is particularly requested that advertisements
sent in may be distinctly marked with the number of
insertions required, also whether for one or both
papers.
Advertisements for long periods inserted upon the
most reasonable terms.
No advertisements received after 7 p.m., the day previous to publication.
AUSTRALIA.
FOR    SYDNEY    DIRECT.
rilHE FINE A 1  CLIPPER SHIP
T
PRINCESS  ROYAL,
133G Tons Register,
11. F. C. HARTLEY, Commander,
Will sail from I'orl Townsend for the above port on or
about the li7lli December, having superior accommodation  for a limited number  of Gist and second class
Cabin passengers, for which early application is neccs
sary,    For terms apply to
SOUTHGATE & MITCHELL,
<116 Victoria.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT.
(""I ENTLEMEN :—At the request of several electors. I
X beg to oiler myself as a candidate for your suffrages at the ensuing election, to represent you in the
House of Assembly,
I advocate thc thorough reform of all abuses, nnd
earnestly desire to sec the colonization of this country
loyally and honestly encouraged.
Every church in my opinion should be supported by
its own members.
Every measure that will tend lo develops the resources of this Island will have my cordial support.
As a landowner I shall strongly urge upon the Government the paramount and immediate necessity of the
appropriation of all moneys, derived from the sale of
country lands, to making roads, bridges, and other improvements in the several districts Irom which these
funds arise.
I consider the success of this Colony greatly depends
upon keeping the ports free, and I am opposed to the
annexation of this Island to British Columbia.
Should I have the honor lobe elected your representative, I shall always be found at my post, ready to advocate all liberal and independent measures ol' reform,
calculated, according to my best judgment, to benefit
the colony at large, and more especially those tending
to prevent the political power of this country from being
made an engine of any monopoly or injustice nt the expense of our population at large.
1 have the honor to be, gentlemen, your most obedient servant,
Georoe F. Foster.
Vancouver Island, December 15, 1859.
PERSONS wishing to subscribe to tlie
Victoria Gazette, are requested to leave orders
with W. F. 1IERRE, News Depot, Yates street, near
Wharf, as wo have conceded to him the sole right to
carry that paper and to furnish it to subscribers.
NOTICE.
AGENTS and Subscribers ofthe Nkw WESTMINSTER
Times,and Victoria Gazette,in British Columbia, will oblige by furnishing the ollice with instructions as to how they may wish these papers sent to
them as postage of 5 cents per copy has lo be paid.
WANT Ell.
CORRESPONDENTS for the Victoria Gazelle, in
British Columbia Oregon, and Washington Territory. To men of ability, the most advantageous terms
are offered.   Apply to the Editor,
Yates street.
Victoria.
Also responsible and energetic agents.
Dec. 1, 1859.
lusimss Jlirccforn
DICKSON. CAMPBELL, k CO.,
COMMISSION    MERf.VIANTS,   Corner   Wharf   and
Johnston-streets,   Victorin,   V.    I.    Dickson,  De
Wolf k Co., Merchant-street, San Francisco.    slO-tc
SOUTHGATE k MITCHELL
COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Albert Wharf, Victoria,
Vancouver  Island, and Battery-street, San Francisco, California. slO-tc
ROBERTSON STEWART * CO.,
COMMISSION   MERCHANTS,   Victoria,   Vancouver
Isla
and.
oc4-tc
JOHN WRIGHT,
ARCHITECT,
Yates Street, Victoria,
IS PREPARED to furnish designs for all kinds of
public and private buildings.
Superintendence, valuation, and measurement of the
different  descriptions  of mechanical  work connected
with building. oc25-tc
JD. CARROLL, Yatcs-street, between  Wharf and
• Government-streets, Importer and Wholesale and
Retail dealer in Wines and Liquors. tc
It, C. JANION, JANION, (HIKES A CO.,
Liverpool. Honolulu.
JANION, GREEN   k   CO.,  Commission   Merchants
foot of Johnson-street, near the Bridge, Victoria
WELLS,   EARGO,  &   CO.,
EXPRESS    AND     EXCHANGE     COMPANY
ORGANIZED   MAY,   1852. CAPITAL, $C00,OO0.
V,
tion.
Agent for the  Liverpool  Underwriters' Associn-
nl2-G
SAMUEL   PRICE & CO., Merchants, Whnrf-streoe
Victoria. Vancouver Island. o4-tc
TPHELAN, cornel of Yates and Government-streets
• Victoria, dealer in Groceries, Provisions, Crockery,
ml Glassware. ocl-tc
SEND EXPRESS BY EVERY STEAMER, in charge
of regular Messengers, to Oregon and Washington
Territories aud San Francisco, there connecting with
our interior Express to all parts of California, find to
all parts of the United States and Canadas. via Panama,
and Tehunntepcc and Southern Overland routes.
Unsurpassed facilities for dispatching freight ami
packages to all parts of Europe.
Shipments direct from England via Southampton and
Aspinwall.
Treasure Shipped and Insured at lowest rates.
Packages and Letters received up to latest honr of
sailing.
Checks on our office in San Francisco.
Exchange on all the principal cities in the United
States and Canada.    Also, on
Thc UNION BANK  OF LONDON, and
ROYAL BANK, DUBLIN.
Receive Deposits, general and special.
Buy Gold Dust. Laud Warrants, Treasury Warrants,
Bills on London and Certificates on San Francisco
Ranks.
Advances made on Gold Dnst.
Pnrehase Goods of every description.
Execute Commissions of all kinds, and make Collections at nny point in the United States, Canada, or
Europe.
Ollice, Yates street, between Wharf and Government
streets.
d:--te C. C. PENDERGAST, Agent.
THE PHCENIX,
Corner of Vales and Government streets.
I860.
STEAMER  FREIGHT REDUCED.
("1 OODS from the San  Francisco Steamers will b(
J    received at Esquiiunlt, and delivered at Victori;
I with despatch, for
One Dollar per Ton,
JOHN T. LITTLE .t CO.
dHl-tc Wharf street.
NOTICE.
Ollice of the New Westminster Times.
NY person or persons Printing or Publishing any
Paper  under the  name, style, and  title, of the
Victoria Gazette, will be prosecuted for so doing, as that
i-l itle belongs exclusively to the Newspaper published
(m t li ia office. E. HAMMOND KING.
Victoria. Dec. 12, 185!).
LANGLEY   BROS.,
IMPORTERS   AND   DEALERS   IN
ENGLISH AND FOREIGN
DRUGS,
C II E M ICALS,
DYE-S-TUFFS,
Perfumery   and   Toilet   Articles,
genuine patent medicine.
seeds:
garden, fruit, field and flower,
Of reliable qualities.
[nints, Brushos, Window Glass, Putty and
Varnishes.
oils:
\Jlitw and Boiled Linseed, China, Sperm,
Lard, Polar, Neatsfoot, Coal and
Machine.
1MPI1ENE,   BURNING   FLUID   AND   ALCOHOL,
LAMPS:
For Coal. Oil and Burning Fluid,
(fee. (fee. &c.
rT\0  EMPLOYMENT OFFICES, San Francisco.—
E Many female servants are required for Victoria,
where good wages could be had. Also monthly nurses
and nurserymaids. The undersigned would be glad to
communicate with any San Francisco Employment
Agency Office, upon the subject.
E. II. KING,
Office "New Westminster Times."
EEEIVED ex PACIFIC.
A   FINE
ASSORTMENT OF WOODEN PIPES,
For Sale at ADOLPH SUTRO k CO.
dd-lw corner Yates nnd Wharf sts.
HOLIDAY   BOOKS,
BY  LAST  ARRIVAL,
—AT—
STATIONER'S   HALL,
A Beautiful Assortment
—OK—
HANDOMELY  BOUND     AND  ILLDTRATED
PEE SEA" TAT ION   BOOKS,
—AND—
ALBUMS
For the approaching
CHRISTMAS    AND   NEW    YEAR.
Annuls for 1860.
DlRIES    FOR  1860.
Almanacks for I860.
HIBBEN & CARSWELL,
Yatcs-street.
M U S I C .
begs  leave to announce that   she
struction on the Piano.    Residence,
\ ancouvcr-street, between lielot and Belcher.
November 4th. 3m n8
SA. LESTER 1
# will give  inst
HARDWARE,
Hardware.
nl-'ini
—Builders', Agricultural, and General
JAMES BELL,
Johnson street.
D. F. ADAMS,
CCONTRACTOR AND BUILDER, Douglas street,
j Between Yates and View, Victoria. Sashes,Doors,
and Blinds made to order with neatness and dispatch.
Lumber for sale. Eastern White Pine. Redwood siding,
Redwood Flooring, and Redwood scantling. Jobbing
attended to. do-tc
TO THE  ELECTORS   OF   ESQUIMALT
CHOSEN DISTRICT.
AND MET-
d5-lm
10,000
F
BALLOU'S EXPRESS.
IVE rents will be charged on all Newspapers sent
to Brish Columbia by Express till further notice.
DRY
VICTORIA
GOODS
STORE.
W9
rdors  executed  at tho  lowest market rates, and
nptly dispatched.                                      dl2-lm
-si
COALS!    COALS!!
} BEST QTALITY,
EIGHT DOLLARS PER TON,
For Sale by
JOHN T. LITTLE k CO.
Agent,
Victoria Coal Co.
t'-tc                                               Wharf street.
npiIE undersigned would respectfully inform his
I friends and the public that he still occupies his
old stand on Government street, where he would he
happy to serve his old friends and the citizens of Victoria.    He is constantly supplied with
NEW GOODS,
BY  EVERY  STEAM R,
And has always on hand a
SPLENDID     ASSORTMENT     OF
Cloaks and Mantillas,
SILK,    VELVET,    AND    CLOTH,
—ALSO—
A large variety of
FINE     SILKS,
—ALSO—
B O N N E T S.
An excellent variety of
ALEXANDER'S KID GLOVES,
And a full assortment of
Gentlemen's   Furnishing   Goods,
FINE    FROCK*   COATS, "       DRESS    COATS,
OVER COATS, VESTS AND PANTALOONS,
Of different colors;
FASIIIONABE    SILK    HATS :
Children's   Toys,
Of  all  kinds,  India Rubber and  Wax.
N. B. Due notice will be given beforo moving into
my new and commodious Fire-Proof Brick store, adjoining Ihe Bank of British North America, Yatcs-strcet,
Victoria,
du-tc K. GAMBITZ.
LBS. WHITE   LEAD.
I. N. JEFFERIES,
Yates Street,
i LARGE Assortment of WINDOW GLA S, nnd
-£*• Artist's Tools and Colors. Oil, Turpentine, Varnish Putty, Graining Tools, kc, kc.
Also a large   assortment of WALL PAPER, Borers and Mixed Paints. I. N. JEFFERIES,
sl0-3m Yates street.
GENTLEMEN :—At the request of several Electors, I
have resolved to come forward once more as a
Candidate for your suffrages to represent you in the
new House of Assembly, upon the sound, liberal, and
independent principles 1 have ever advocated.
When the proper time arrives, I will lay before you
in full detail the mode in which I desire to sec these
liberal views carried out.
I have the honor to remain,
Your obedt. servant.
THOS. J. SKINNER.
Nov. 10, 1859. dl2-tc
HOT LUNCH EVERY DAY.
sours:
Mock Turtle, Clam Chowder, Ox Tail and Vegetable
Soups every day.
npiIIS  FAVORITE  RESORT   keeps constantly on .
| band a choice selection of French Brandies, English and Spanish Wines, Clii|iiot Champagne Wine,
Sainsevain's Native California Wine, English Ale and
Porter, on draught and in bottles, together w.ith a
choice selection of all kinds of Liquors.
Those that are fond of a choice Havana will do well
to call. A choice selection of Scotch, Irish nnd Bourbon Whiskies always on hand to make Hot Punches.
{(©"'Hot Tom and Jerry every day, and a pleasant
Room to sit down and be happy.
Call and see.    Yours, kc,
dli-lni T. II. McCANN.
AMERICAN TEMPERANCE HOTEL,
Yates street, Victoria, V. I.
B
CARD, PER WEEK
1
,ngl
Lodginp
MACDONALD &    O.,
OFFICE ON YATES STREET.
SELL CHECKS AT SIGHT ON TALLANT k WILDE,
Bankers, San Francisco, AT PAR.
Furnish Bills of Exchange in sums to suit, and at
current mtes on New York and London.
Pay highest prices for gold dust.
Make advances on gold dust for assay or coinage in
San Francisco.
Purchase Navy Bills and Bills on London.
d3-lm
THOMSON & WADDINGTON,
CURED     Fl S II     MERC IIA NTS,
JOnNSON   STREET,  VICTORIA.
Merchants and shippers liberally dealt with.
Terms Cash. d5-tc
ENGLISH BLANKETS.
£    BALES—Firsf Quality, Red White aad Blue,
For .Sale bv
HENDERSON k BURNABY,
Wharf street, Victoria, V. I.
n20-tc (Opposite Myers'  ll'harf.)
45
 $1 09
Board, per Week, with Lodgings  8 00
.Single Meals   0 50
  0 50
Board, per Day, with Lodging   1 50
Board, per Day   1 00
flgg0"  Miners  accommodated with Mattress  aud a
place to sleep, Gratis.
WOLF k DUNLEAVY,
d:) Proprietors.
BY
CHRISTMAS DAINTIES.
MINCE TIES, OYSTER PATTIES.   Also all soi
of Meat and Fruit Pies supplied on the shortest
notice.
Plum Puddings nnd Cakes made to order.
Orders left at the oflice of the New Westminster Times,
punctually attended to. d5-tc
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
W!
FOR   CHINA—with   Passengers   only.     Tho   fine
Clipper Ship
ICON1U M,
CHAS. P. IIEUST1S, Commander.
Will leave Port Townskno about the loth inst, has
superior accommodation for Passengers.
' '''SOUTHGATE & MITCHELL,
du-3i Wharf street, Nictori
M. B. SMITH, announces to his Friends and Cus-
omers of Vancouver Island and British Columbia,
61 having removed to his new commodious'store, adjoining the corner of Yates nnd Government streets, and
respectfully calls their attention to his large and well
selected stock of
FOREIGN   AND  DOMESTIC   GROCERIES,  PROVISIONS, kc
Which he is now prepared to offer at very reasonable
pricos.
Finest'qualities of Black and Green Teas, Rio and Java
Coffees, Chocolates, Preserved Fruits, Jams, Jellies, anda
choice assortment of general Italian and Oilmen's
Stores, selected with special care for family consumption.
Is in constant receipt of Fresh California and Oregon
Butter, Cheese, and Eggs, direct from the dairy.
All orders promptly attended to, and goods warranted
ns represented.
Victoria, Nov. 25, 1859. d3-lm
JUST RECEIVED and for sale,
2500 lbs Borgin,S Celebrated Family Soap ;
•100 lbs English White do
500 lbs French Sperm Candles;
500 lbs New Zante Currants;
200 lbs Candied Citron ;
50 doz. California Com Brooms, nssort'd sizes
Salt Salmon in casks for export.
By W. B. SMITH,
d.'f-ic Cor. Government and Yntcs street
JUST RECEIVED.
TIIE   UNDERSIGNED, ex  "Gomelza,"   from
London :—
BOTTLED MALT LIQUORS,
Of the following well-known brands, viz.
Ilibbcrt's London Porter nnd India Pale Ale;
J. W. Bridges k Son's Best Stout Porter;
Robert Porter & Co's. London Porter, in pts. k qts.
Jones' E. I. Pale Ale and London Stout Porter;
Robert Tooth's Loudon Porter nnd Burton Ale ;
Saunders k Cameron's Bottled Beer.
—also—
Batger k Co's London Preserved Fruits, in bottles;
" "       Jams, injurs;
" Lozenges and Scotch Mixtures, in tins.
—also—
Superior Stout Red Port, in 1 doz. cases ;
" "       "     "    in 3 doz. cases.
—also—
A select assortment of Gosnell &   o's PERFUMERY,
consisting of Hair Brushes, Soaps, Perfumes, kc, kc,
of the finest quality.
—also—
Minie Rifle Carbines, brass mounted, elevating sights ;
11       "       " with hair triggers,       do;
Revolvers nnd Holster Pistols:
Double-Barreled Carbines, steel mounted;
Rifles and Indian Guns, of various patterns.
—also—
Booth's Old Tom;
Burnett & Co's Old Tom, with patent stoppered bottles.
Also, received from London—
Capt. G. Rhodes' Patent Field nnd Guard TENTS, complete ;
Portable Chairs, forming Bedsteads, with Mattresses, &c,
complete;
Crimean Canteens, &c, &c, &c.
nl3-tc SAM'L PRICE & CO.
READING ROOM.
]^10R the greater convenience of the public, tho
j Young Mens' Christian Association hare removed their Reading Room to the front room on the-
ground floor ofthe house of Dr. Dickson, opposite tho
Bastion, Government street.
The public nre invited to become subscribers to thi»
room, on the table of which will be found the Timet,
Illustrated News, Saturday Review, Athenaeum, Record,
Watchman, Patriot, Scotsman, Melbourne Argus, New
York Herald, Weekly Bulletin, Montreal Witness, Victoria
Gazette, British Colonist, New Westminster Times, and
other newspapers.
The room is comfortably furnished and will be found
a pleasant resort in which to spend a leisure hour.
Open from 5 to 10 o'clock, every evening, Sundays excepted. Subscription six shillings, or one dollar and a.
half per quarter.
The Secretary will be in attendance every Monday
and Thursday evening, from 6 to 7 o'clock, to receive
subscribers names.
N. II. Donations of Newspapers, Magazines, or Books
thankfully received.
d3-lin ' JOHN COOPER, Sec.
GROVER & BAKER'S
New style noiseless
FAMILY  SEI   NG   MACHINES,
From $75 upwards.
THEY were awarded  Two  Premiums nt the State
Fair!    One for Machine  sewing, and  tho only
Premium for Fancy Quilting and Embroidery.
These Machines sew from two spools, ns purchased
from the store, requiring no re-winding of thread, and
finishing each seam by their own operatioa .without
recourse to the hand needle, as is required oy other
machines. On account of their simplicity, durability,
ease of management, and adaptation to all varieties of
family sewing, they execute either heavy or fine work
with equal facility, and without special adjustment.
Thc New Machines introduced by the
OROVEU  k  BAKER SEWINd  MACHINE COMPANY,
Are of elegant finish, nnd their operation is rapid and
very quiet. Thc ease with which they can be managed
is ft distinguishing feature, and the stitch is the strongest,
handsomest, nnd most elastic of any made.
Send for a circular.    All Machines Warranted.
SILK,    COTTON,    NEEDLES,     ETC.,   CONSTANTLY     ON   HAND
R. G. BROWN, Agent,
18 Montgomery street,
d3.1m San Francisco
THE   undersigned are now receiving a fnll and complete assortment of fine Liquors,, the following of
which form a part:
Booth's Old Tom in puncheons.
Burnett's     do   in cases.
Harvey's Scotch 'Whiskey in Puncheons.
Holland Gin in Pipes.
Champagne Cider in bbls. and kegs.
Younger Edinbro'Ale in stone Jugs.
do do in Bulk.
Allsopp's Burton Ale     do.
Salt's do do.
Barclay, Perkins k Co.'s Bottled Porter.
Truman, Banbury's do.
Allsopp's Bottled Ale.
And for sale by
THOS. PATTRICK k CO
n2G-lm     Corner of Johnson and Government sts.
Ex MANUELLA and D. L. CLINCH.
SWAIN, BOORD, k Co,'s OLD TOM in puncheons;
Wortliington k Co.'s
do
do
do
do
do
do
do
Thompson's
Irish Whiskey,
Martell and Mnrctt Brandy in hhds :
Port and Sherry in } casks :
Bass k Cc.'s No. 3 Ale, New Brew ;
Burton Brewery Co,        do   do;
Jones' Sparkling Devonshire Cider in cases ;
Assorted Invoice Liquors &c.
For sale by DICKSON, CAMBELL, k CO.
dl2-lm cor Wharf and Johnson sts.
1 (flffi  AAA 1IAVANA CIGARS,
of tho follow-
Ln Ville de Gigon,        Regalia Britanica.
Espartcro's Telcmaco
Washington Irving
La Victoria
El Vulcano
Uriarte
El Valor de la Rama
I'll Triumvirnto
Londres
This invoice of fine Cigars is offered for sale by tho
undersigned at very low prices, by cases, or small lots.
The brands are all warranted to bo genuine, and expressly selected in Havana for this market, by Messrs.
Rousset, Auger, &Co., well known importers of Havana
Cigars, in San Francisco, Cnlafornia.
G. VIGNOLO.
Johnson street, opposite Wharf st.
—also—
Cigars nnd Cigaritos of new brands received per every
Mail Steamer. d!04c
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EUROPEAN   AND   ATLANTIC  INTELLIGENCE.
Thc Paris J'ags intimates on its own knowledge, that
in a Congress accepted iu principle by thc English
Government, the only Power.- to be represented beside
thc Great ones, will he Piedmont, and the Pope and
Naples under certain eventualities. Tlie admission of
Spain might be national, but Sweden and Portugal have
no claims.
The Independence Bilge says that out of compliment
to Napoleon, Austria proposes that the Congress should
sit in Paris; but this was declined, and the chances
favored Brussels.
and that we are much nearer a viol
lam! that is generally supposed, ii is known thai the
despatch of Lord John Russell to our government is peremptory, and its whole tenor anything but peaceful, and
would require some forbearance on our part. It is
iie'uher conciliatory nor pacific, as has been i tniod. It
demands full explanations of ihe conduct of Harney. Il
is very evident that the government doc- not want this
to be known ; hence ihcir desire to keep it quiet.
The reply of our government is firm, dignified and decided, maintaining our right to the island in an able,
clear, comprehensive argument, backed up by documents
irrefragable in their diameter.    Rut to.-how to the Brit
ug" j.-eaivh being inadr below, live more bodies of men who.
in   receiving   enough,   had  gone  below   to   die. were
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found. _ The convicts  had escaped by cutting through j ^^ pinQ Bathing COLOGNE at 75 cents per quart.
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with a knife, of which they had somehow gained pos- W
session, a bar of a prison door forward, then partly cut- KJ
ting through the inside partition bar on thu port side,
which enabled them to burst the door in altogether.
They then shouted to the rest in other cells to follow
them, which, with the exception of 1-1, whom the guard
were enabled to keep down, they did.
At ('» the convicts were mustered, and it was found
that 28 were dead or missing—28 out of GO who came
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ELL PURE BAY RUM at 75 ccuts per quart bottle
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jelcbrated FRANGIPANNNI and Kiss Me
on  deck.    The  remaining 32, with  the  exception of
The policy of England in taking part in the Congress ish Ministry that our intentions arc honorable, and that three wound,-1. were treated to three dozen each.    At. CU| *' !'e SlS™   aud Pomades,
wns being canvassed by the press, and generally thc ar-wc adhere to the stipulations entered into by  Governor half-past 9   the sentries gave the alarm that some o   V
guments were against it.    The London Times and 7/it- Marcy. on the part of our government, and Lord Palmer- the convicts  had  slipped  their leg-irons,    the guard
joining any European j slon,'that neither should occupy the island while nego- was called and secured them. On overhauling the remainder, it was found that many of the irons were too
large, and Ihey were accordingly reduced. A welcome
sight must Bombay have been to the Ararat.
aid arc both averse to England io
opean 1 ston. unit neitlier siiouin occupy
Congress on Italian affairs. tuitions wire pending, copies of the instructions to Gen.
The London Post, Lord Palmerston'3  organ, asserts Harney and General Scott, have been communicated to
thnt it were an idle trilling with the influence of En;;- Mr. Dallas,    What the exact nature of tho instructions
land  and the  hopes  of Italy,  to expect  any English arc  has  not  transpired.    But   il  is evident that they
statesman, at all worthy of the name, would hazard hi arc  conciliatory, and that in  them  Harney's conduct
own reputation and the national honor intrusted to his is disavowed,  else they would not  have been scut to
care, by entering a Congress of which the basis may be
in the execution ofthe Zurich Treaty
flic same journal, in another editorial,   regards the
London
England maintains her right to the island, and, judging from  the tone of the dispatch,   does not  intend to
Italian complications as very serious, and the position yield.   Our government  maintains a clear and undis
of Napoleon nscxtrtmely embarrassing,    lb'has undertaken the special protection of tlio Papal Government,
and also of Italian liberty, while Papal power ami Italian
TiiACKici'.AV on Washington.—In the last number of
the Virginian* is a spirited passage on the great struggle
ihat added thc " stars and stripes" to the list of national
lings:—"Ami'tis easy, now we are worsted, to look over
the mail of the great empire wrested from us. and show
bow we ought not to ha\ e lost it.    Long   Island  ought
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T ICENSED to Sell A"LCOHOTj,
±j kc. kc
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"1ELL all their   GOODS at San   Francisco   prices,
puted right to tho  island, and will not yield one iota, to  have exterminated Washington's army; he ought
The matter is now under negotiation between thc two never to have come out of Valley Forge except  as a
ivernments.    There is good reason to believe that it is, prisoner.    Tim South was ours afier the battle of Cam
liberty  are in open warlii-c.    11 is almost  certain Ihnl in its present shiipc, not only serious,  but threatening,, den, but for lhc inconceivable medling of the Command-
the Romngmi will he attacked bj the Papal troop-.    I:  and thai is the reason why our government is so quit
is also certain that at the first menace of armed inter-   upon the subject.
volition in the Duchies, the troops of Garibaldi will sweep |     T,|(,   ,-,„,,,„- that France demands three hundred mil-
beforo them every vestige of Pupal rule.    Under these iion „,- vtllnt.s rvom Piedmont, us a war indemnity, is
circumstances, the intervention of Austria will lie nnti- j,ron'ounccd false; she claims only u reimbursement of
cipated.    What part would Franco then play, and what  Bixt}, ,„ji-jon8 advanced that Government for arms and; more of darkness or light I In reading over our Ameri
extension  would  iho Roman  quesliou  then  assume? provisions can  campaigns from their commencement to their ii
The Pott concludes by saying ihat   English   statesmen      |( was reported ihnt tlm IrMiblahnn nf Bordeaux will I glorious  end. now that we arc able lo see the onemj
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ported that the Archbishop of Bordeaux will glorious  end. now that we arc able to si
er-in-Chief at New York who paralized the exertions
of lhc only capable Brilish General who appeared during the war. and sent him Into that miserable cut de-suc
ai Yorktown, whence he could only issue defeated and
a prisoner.    0, fbi a week more I a day more,  anhourlf)   | || j| j
W CURTIS & MOORE.
"TARRANT all ihcir GARDEN,  Fruit, Flower, and
Field seeds to grow.
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will make efforts to avert the dangers which  threat! u iy\sn Rome,"to press on the Pope the uccesity of reform
Europe. I, i3 also asserted that Frame will not recall her troops
The London Post says thai preliminary  negotiations. from Rome until the form of Government there renders
for a Congress are only going on. it being niueli easier
lo plan a congress than to complete the necessary preliminaries. England is pledged to enter no Congress
unless the independence and tree uction of central Italy
are previously understood to be guaranteed.
The remains of Robert Stephenson, Ihe celebrated
Engineer, were interred in Westminster Abbey in the
presence ofa large concourse of spectators, on the "Jlsl
October,   lie bequeathed £25,000 to public charities.
Ihcir  presence no longer necessary.
For prudential reasons, more than tho usual caution
^■c\c- to he observed in official quarters, in concealing
from the public the present condition of the Sau Juan
Island question, and hence contradictory statements prevail  concerning it.
The International Bank nf Toronto, Canada suspended
on the 28th.
The steamer New World, on her way from New York
to Albany, sunk opposite Fort Washington on the 2Slh.
Deputations from Parma and Tuscany have had a sal- \;0 [;vcs '|ust.
isfactory interview with Napoleon.
Several  attempts  had  been made to revolutionize
Venetia and the Southern Tyrol.
It is asserted that the Pope, in concert with Napoleon,
is about addressing a manifesto to the States of the
Church.
Great activity prevailed in the Naples arsenals, am!
the army was being placed on a war footing.
Letters by the China mail confirm the favorable reception ofthe American minister at I'ckin. The steamer
Mississippi was at shanghai, the Powhiittiin nt the Gulf
of Pechcti, and the Gerniantown at Japan.
Thc London Times says the terms of the Zurich trcali
arc almost identical with those agreed upon at Villa
Franca.
Russia, who. since the Crimean war has had no more
continental alliances, awaits events before coining to n
decision as to which she will take, and with the view of
acting intelligently.
The Emporcr has ordered his ministers from the principal Courts to join him at Warsaw, in order to give
Ample information on the stale of the respective
countries to which thoy (\vu acorodttod.
Shocks of an earthquake were felt about three o'clock
Wednesday, at Machias, Calais, and Eastport, Maine.and
St. George, St. Andrews, and St. Johns, New Brunswick.
The Northern Light from Aspinwall. with California
dales to the 5th inst., arrived at New York on the 28th,
Paul Morphy has left New Nork, on bis way lo New
Orleans, where he proposes to practice, law.
Professor Love, of New York, began the process of inflating his enormous balloon in that city on the 25th, and
it is calculated that he will start on his trip to Europe
in it, on the 0th of November.
The State Normal School Building, with two libraries
at Upsilantic, Michigan, was burnt on the 2Slh—loss
$25,000; insured for §10,000.
A slave-trade barbacue was held at Mount Pleasant.
S. C, on the 20th, inst., the whole crowd numbered one
hundred and seventy-live persons.
Tho Denver City Express, with dates to the 20th October, arrived at Leavenworth city, on the 27th, bringing
$6,000 in gold dust. The mining season was nearly al
a close. The news of tho election of Williams as delegate to Congress is confirmed. A vole was to be taken
on the 2-llh on the proposition to adopt n provisional
government.
A duel was fought near Denver city, between Richard
Whitsett, and Win. P. McClure, in which the latter received what was thought to be a fatal wound in the
groin.
The Schooner Pacific, of Southport, Maine, lying nt
anchor at Magree Island, in tlie Bay of St. Lawrence,
got adrift ina gale and ran foul of an unknown schooner.
Both vessels sunk, and all on board perished. Thirteen
dead bodies have floated ashore.
The office of the Newport (Ky.) Free Houlh, a paper
of Republican proclivities, was mobbed on the 20th,
and the type scattered in the streets.
John Tyler, the fugitive slave who escaped from Cain-
bell co. Va., in 1854, wns arrested in Columbus, brought
beforo commissioner Newhnll, al Cincinatti, remanded
to the custody of his owners, and taken to Covington.
Leonard Sadly, of the Planters' House, St. Louis,
died nt Baltimore on the 26th. He was an estimable
citizen, and a popular host.
Mnj. Ben. Perloy Poore, of Boston, has been   mulcted
in Rl,7o.'l damages in n suit for libel, brought by Musi
Bates, for certain reflections upon his [Bates'] character,
published in the Boston Journal under the signature of
•• Perley," and written at Washington.
The Invalide Rmse announces that, Iho Caucasian
mountaineers have another chief, named Mohammed
Amin, not less iiitre.pid and fanatical than Shainyl, and
who ma) still resist one or two winters. The Russian
army in the Caucasus, which comprises Ui>,U(ii) men.
cannot,,'"/; reduced for some time to come.
Washington, Thursday, Nov. 3, 1850.
There is nothing in the correspondence between our
Government and England to justify the least nprcheh-
sion of any rupture resulting from'the Sau Juan ulliiir.
The Administration has disclaimed having given Gen.
Harney any instructions to take exclusive' or military
possession of San Juan Island; but, in case of such
steps being taken, it is not disposed to recede from it:
while it will be ready to continue negotiation.-- as to the
disputed boundary. Lord Russol's letter is not. offensive, and presents no demand except to restore the joint
occupation before procccing further. This is declined
here ; but the correspondence continues amicably, and
the conviction is fully entertained that Scott's presence
ami investigation will remove all points of embarrassment to the satisfaction of both sides. The information
here is conclusive that the importance of the Island as
a military position or otherwise, has been greatly exaggerated.—N. Y. Tribune.
Thc New York Herald, has a violent nrticle on the
San Juan question, filled with abuse of Pnlmerston and
his policy.
Washington, Oct. 20, I860.
Great reserve is manifested by nil the members oi the
government in regard to the character of tho despatches
recently sent to .Mr. Dallas, our .Minister iu London,
touching the San Jiiun Island affair. I an assured from
a trustworthy source thai negotiations of n very serious
character ure pending between thc  two governments,
DESPERATE ENCOUNTER AVITH CONVICTS ON
BOARD SHIP.
Several dayc since our telegraphic dispatches gave a
paragraph concerning the desperate and bloody affair
chronicled below, wheh is copied from the Bombay
Standard of Sept. 2d. The account is graphic and
worth reading. The ship Ararat, on which it occurred
was bound to Bombay.
Willi 50 pirates on board. 12 ordinary convicts, a
guard of 15 European Madras artillery men, und 8
Sepoys of ihe Marine battalion, the Anient left Singapore on the 10th of June and arrived at Penang in the
evening of tlie 24th : and 12 convict.-- were here added
lo ihe gang, making 7-1 in all.
The Ararat left 1'euang in the evening of the 25th.
a junk leaving at the same lime, and doing her best, to
keep up with the ship. Capt. Correya, not liking the
appearance of things, dodged his satellite, and finally
lost sight of the craft on the evening of the 27th. A
lew hours later, the Ararat was some (id miles from
1'euang. The 28th broke gloomily, very dark, and with
sharp gusts of wind. At 2:25 the captain ordered the
mate to set topg'allttfit'Snils if tho weather should clear,
and lay down again on lhc poop. His rest was of short
duration. Ten minutes later ho wns aroused by a noise
such a one ns wakens a man broadly in an instant.
The noise, a crash ns of something giving way followed by a shout, startled the mate nlso, as he was
standing by the break of the poop. There was no
doubt as to the cause—the convicts had broken loose.
Quick as thought thc captain leaped to the deck and
brought his arms—a revolver and two pistols—from
the cabin. Thc mate as instantly aroused the guard,
at the same time hailing the sentry forward, but receiving no reply, lie remained by the night-guard muskets until the guard turned out, before which the
captain's revolver spoke from the poop. The captain,
il seems, oil reaching thc deck could just discern that
the convicts were making their way aft. They had
advanced us far as the stern of the. long-boat, when he
fired into them. Still they came on. a tumultuous rush,
yelling like lionds, and heaving before them blocks,
handspikes, holystones, firewood, curry-stuff grinders
—anything, in fact, they could lay hands on.
Captain Correya was severely struck by some of
these missiles, as were also several of thc guard, who
had by this time joined the captain (the crew, Lascars
and Spaniards, being altogether without arms, having
made, their way into the rigging) on the poop. The
gallant party had no thought however, of acting merely
on Ihe defensive, but jumping to the quarter deck, commenced a hand-to-hand fight with the scoundrels.
Both the captain and guard fired iuto them as fast as
they could load, using also their cutlasses and bayonets
to keep them at bay. They had desperate men to deal
with. No sooner was a musket fired than a rush was
mado upon it before it, could be reloaded, but in no one
instance did they succeed in wrenching it from the
grasp that held it for life or death. Cue bayonet was
their only spoil. During the whole time they kept up
a shower of the missiles described above, and it i.s only
wonderful that more mischief was not done by them.
Inch by inch, however, the captain and his party
gained ground, advancing purposely with caution, lest
from behind the water casks a rush might be made upon them, anil their nilns—their salvation—be seized.
And here wc have to record an instance of Courage us
rare, as heroic. Some ten minutes or so after the outbreak, amid an uproar as if of hell let loose, arising
Irom men who were thirsting for blood, the captain's
wile look her part in the fray, by loading and continuing to reload her husband's pistols, and passing
them up from the cuddy sky-light. As each was gained
it wns seized by tho guard and fastened down. After
an hour's fighting, the convicts were driven on tho topgallant forecastle, where they were charged with the
bayonet, and several run through or driven over the
bows. Two or three were seen to lay hold of the fore
topgallant studding sail which was lying on the forecastle, and jttmp overboard with it. They were shot
from the poop and quarter deck as well us thc darkness
permitted their being made out.
The deck now being clear, lights were brought;
many attempts had been made to get lights during the
light, but as soon as one appeared, it was knocked over
by the convicts, and tho vs hole work was done in almost solid darkness. The sights which tho lights
revealed were of the horridest. Here a man with a
gashed face, here another almost cut in two, there another riddled with the bayonet, there one—yes, yet
living, with four bullets through him. The aspect of
the place was that of a slaughter house. Eight dead
bodies were found on the forecastle and three on thc
main deck, including the European sentry and the
Portuguese cook. It was now apparent why the sentry
had not answered the hail of the mate—the poor follow was found to have been stabbed to the heart. There
seems, unfortuuately, to bo no doubt Hint he had left
his post below and come on deck, when-, he is supposed
tu have fallen asleep, being stubbed without awakening
even to lire his pistol, which was in his hand as be lay.
Had he been nt his post, or even awake on deck, alarm
might in all probability have been given sufficiently
earlv to have prevented tho convicts gaining the deck
at nil.
The poor cook was shot by accident, being mixed up
with thc convicts. The carpenter and an Arab passenger jumped overboard. The former fell into the bight
of the lee fore sheet, got into the fore chains, and made
his nay aft.    The Arab was never seen again.
At daybreak n man was found hanging on lo the
rudder. A rope being let down he was hauled up, and
was found to have  been shot  through the leg.    On
movements and conditions as well a- our own, I fancy
we can see how an advance, a march, might have put
enemies into our power who had no means to withstand
it, and changed thc entire issue of the struggle. But it
was ordained by Heaven, and for the good, as we.can
have no doubt, of both empires, that the great Western
Republic should separate from us; nnd the gallant soldiers who fought on her side, their indomitable and heroic chief above all. had the glory of facing and over-
coining, not only veteran soldiers amply provided and
inured lo war. but wretchedness, cold, hunger, dissension, treason within their own camp, where all must
have gone to rack bul for the pure and unqiunchable
flame of patriotism that was forever burning in thc
bosom ofthe heroic leader. What a constancy, what a
magnanimity, what a surprising persistein eagainst fortune! Washington before the enemy was no better nor
braver than hundreds that fought with him or against
him, (who lias uot heard the repealed sneers against Faluns, in which his factious captains were accustomed to
indulge?) but Washington, the chief of a nation inarms.
doing battle with distracted parties; calm in the midsl
of conspiracy ; serene against the open foe before him
and the darker enemies.at his back ; Washington inspired order and spirit into troop.-, hungry and in rags:
stung by ingratitude, but betrayed no anger and ever
ready to forgive; in defeat invincible, magnanimous in
conquest, and never so sublime as on that day when he
laid down his victorious sword and sought his noble
retirement ; here indeed, is a character to admire and
revere ; a life without a stain, a fame without a Haw."
TO JOHN SEBASTIAN IIELMCKEN, Esq.
13th Dec 1809.
id Electors for the District
rillLHAIt.MoXIC SOCIETY.
YlCTOBU, V. I,
Friday 25, Nov. 1859.
AT a Meeting of tho committee held this day ;t
was resolved as follows: '
1st. Tho first Winter-concert for this Reason shall
be given in the week preceding Christmas Day. Each
Member, in addition to a personal admittance', will be
entitled to a ticket admitting two friends.
2d.    A  genera*,  meeting of tlie  whole .Society for     ^M
musical practice, will be held in thc ensuing week at *-  I
a (dace and time to be announced iu subsequent advertisement.
3d.    All Members are particularly requested to attend
such  meetings, and to invite such of their friends m
may wish to become m< mbers of the .Society.    Them-     Its
tendance of all persons proposing lo take apart iu da,
performances is especially dcsirable.J
A. K. BU.S-HBY.
ncD-tc        • lion. See.
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Run regularly between New York, Bremen andSouth.
atnpton, earning Ihe r. s. Mail.
'faking Pnssengcrs to Bremen, Havre,-London and
Southampton at the following rales:
First Cabin. Si Oil; second Cabin, $G0 ; steerage. $;;-,
These vessels take Freight to London and thill, for.
which through bills of lading are signed.
An experienced surgeon is nttnehed to each vessel.
All letters must puss through the Post Ollice.
No Bills of Lading but those of the Company will |)e
i signed.
SIR:—Wc. the tinders;
of Esquimau and Metchoscn, arc desirous of being I
.r^U, represented by vou in  Ihe ensuing Parliament,!    B&rSpccie taken to Havre, .Southampton and Breme
and hav ng every confidence in your liberal views, par- a< ,'"' low?s  ''l,,";')
liiunentary experience nnd integrity, desire you to allow      ' '      <W>, npply to
yourself to be put in nomination as a candidate for the
repn  dilation of this district, and engage to do everything in our power to further your election :
COMMITTEE :
W R Parsons James Wilson
Major George Foster Matthew Francis
John Parker Matthias Rowland
John Russell Jos. Montgomery
Edward Green Edward stamp.   (114-fii
F*|*Vi LET—Ou Vans street, 'flic best position in the
i Town. A large Building, lately occupied by the
Proprietors of thc " New Westminster Times," apply
at the new ollice rear of Stationers' Hail, Langley
street, off Yates tc
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF CIVIL
JUSTICE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
hotel international.
SAX FRANCISCO, ,-. CALIFORNIA.
rpilE UNDERSIGNED invites the attention of the
|_ travelling public, and strangers in particular,
to the merit of this house. It was established
under the present management, on the first day
of January, '5C, as a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL, in every
particular.
Thc Leasee ?.nd Manager, with a delicacy not wishing
to encroach upon thc 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 the first respectability,
showing conclusively the superior mode in which this
hotel is conducted.
It is contiguous to all of the most popular places of
amusement, the principal thoroughfares, the. fashionable promenades and stcnriiboat landings ; thus rendering
it, at all times, the most Desirable Stoiumxo Place for
Families and Simile Gentleman, during their stay in
San Francisco.
Single rooms, with full board, $2.50 per day.
JOHN J. HALEY,
Proprietor.
The " International Hotel Coach" is in attendance at
all hours, to convey Passengers to and from the Hotel,
tor Si.00 each including baggage. ol8-tc
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TATENT MEDICINES, PER
FUMERY, ETC.
FOR SALE, Wholesale and Retail, at lowest rales, by
LANGLEY BROS. *
CAMPIIENE
For Sale, at lowest rates, by
Langley Biioh.
QUICKSILVER  AND  ACIDS.
For Sale, nt lowest rates, by
Lanolev Bros.
SPERM,  LINSEED,   CHINA,  POLAR,   LARD,   AND
SHARK  OILS.
For Sale, at lowest rates, by
s-tc Langley Buos.
WASHINGTON IlES7AUltAN'r.
REFITTED AND IMPROVED.
THE ABOVE RESTAURANT on Government street,
between Yates ami Johnson streets, having been
thoroughly refitted, is now prepared to supply the wants
of all its old customers a'nl such new ones as may be
disposed tii give it* a trial.
The table is always supplied with  every delicacy in
season, together with all the substantial requisites for
good living.
Excellent Cigars always on hand. nH-liii
SACRAMENTO HOUSE,
Waddington-strcet, near Yatcs-strccl.
THIS HOUSE has been newly fitted up and entirely
renovated, and is conducted on the European Plan.
The TABLE will bo supplied with the best the market
affords.
Board and Lodging  $7 00
Single Meals     0 00
The travelling public are requested to call.
olO-lni John Nicholas & Co.
TO LET.
BUILDING LOTS on Government, Yates, Store,
lluuibolt streets.
Apply lo w.j. Mcdonald,
Wharf street.
and
n2C-lm
FOE SALE BY
DICKSON,   AMPBELL k o.,  comer Wharf and
Juluibon streets—
Sheet Lead ;
• Pipe Lead ;
Galvanized Iron for Roofing;
Galvanized Buckets;
Hardware, an assorted invoice;
Tinware, do
Cement nnd Lime;
Gunpowder, best Rille ;
Blasting Powder;
Shot,
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\YTHEREAS, the practice of the said supreme court
\Y is too slow and expensive to meet the exigencies
of suitors in the recovery of small debts and demands
and it is expedient that other rules of practice should
be adopted, giving a cheaper and more summary process for the recovery of small debts and demands, 1
do hereby order that all pleas of personal actions where
the debt or damage claimed is not more than £50,
whether on balance of account or otherwise, may be
holden ill this court without writ, and all such actions
may lie heard and determined in n summary way, according to the provisions of ihe Acts of the Imperial
Parliament of Great Britain, now in force for the regulation of County Courts in England, so far as the same
are capable of application.
Thc rules and forms of practice and fees of court
shall be the same as the rules, forms, and fees adopted
and enforced iu the inferior or summary Court of Civil
Justice of Vancouver Island.
MATT. 15. BEGBIE, J.
Port Douglas, 11. C, 4th July, 1859.
SUPREME  COURT  OF   CIVIL JUSTICE OF
BRITISH COLUMP.IA.
GENERAL ORDER OF COURT.
I. All stipendiary Magistrates and Assistant Gold
Commissioners, or oilier persons lawfully exercising the
jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace in Brilish Columbia, are hereby authorized and empowered to act as
Deputy Registrars of this Court.
II. All writs and appearances nnd other proceedings
according lo thc practice of iho Supremo Court aro to
be made returnable at New Westminster.
All writs of summons issued after the 31st day of
March, and beforo the 1st day of October, in any year,
shall be made returnable on the 15th day of November,
in thc same year.
All writs of summons issued after the 30lh day of
September in any year, and before the 1st day of April,
in the next yenr, shall be mado returnable on the lirst
day of June, next ensuing.
All plaints in suits for sums under .£50, commenced
mder thc General Order of the 4th July last, shall be
made returnable before the Court at its next sittings for
the place where it may have been issued.
III. All affidavits, depositions, and declarations, required in any suit or action in this Court, may be made
and taken before any person lawfully exercising the
jurisdiction and authority of a Justice of the Peace in
British Columbia.
IV. So much of the General Order of the 31st De
cumber, 1858, as relates to the fees of court upon issu
ing, entering, and filing, writs of summons and sub-
puolias, is cancelled, and in lieu thereof it is ordered
Ihat there shall be taken as the court fee for issuing
and entering any Writ of summons, the sum of \2s., and
for filing the same when returned, the sum of 2s, and
for issuing any Biibpecna the sum of is.
V. ••Homirch of rule 140, of the General- Order of
the Supremo Court of Civil Justice in Vancouver
Island, as declares, that "the days from and including
Ihe 24th day of July to the l'ith day of October, inclti
sive, in each year, shall nol be reckoned days within
which nny writ of summons, defence, or other plead
ing shall be filed, nor shall any such pleading bo tiled
or received upon such days, except a plea of confession,
or consent for judgment," is hereby cancelled, so far as
relates to the practice in this Court.
VI. The Deputy Registrars will be furnished witli
blank forms of writs of summons, sealed and numbered,
which they are to issue to any person requiring th
same, taking the fee and Is. extra for the summons,
itself. But any person is to bo at, liberty to take a copy
ofthe writ gratis.
VII. Every summons issued nnd appearance or other
proceeding bad or taken, is to be forthwith communicated by post to the Registrar, A. T. Busliby Esquire, nt
New Westminster, slating at, length the iiaines and
additions of every plaintiff and defendant, and the date
of issuing or entering the summons, or other proceed
itigs as the case may be.
MATT. B. BEGBIE, J.
New Westminster, B. C. 2nd August, 1850.
SUPREME COURT OP CIVIL JUSTICE
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
GENERAL ORDER OF COURT.
T.N conformity with the Treasury order of tho 30th
■*- August 1850, all debts und contracts made and
entered into in dollars and cents, of the currency of Ihe
Uniled Slates of North America, may be. delivered for
and received at the rate of one pound sterling, for five
dollars:
MATT. B. BEGBIE, J.
New Westminster, Hlh September, 1809,
GELPCKE, KEUTGEN, k REIGHELT,
No. 81 Broadway.
C.   VERHEYDEN,
/"1ARPENTER, Contractor, and Builder, corner of
^ IJIanchard and Kane-streets, near the church, ij
prepared to contract for or superintend the erection of
Brick Buildings, Frame Cottages, Wood and Brick Fire.
Proof Stores and Dwellings, kc, nil in the best style of
architecture and in the chcupcsUand best workmanlike
manlier.
A long experience in Europe and the United States,
and a perfect knowledge of his profession, arc a ciiar-
intee thai any work entrusted to him shall be satisfactorily executed.
Plan.--, drawings, and specifications, made in every H
stylo at thc shortest notice. ocll-3m '
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M. W. CARY,
BOOT     MAKER,
Government Street, opposite the   Washington Restaurant.
Every description of Boots and Shoes made to ordci
in tin- mosl fashionable style, aud at the lowest posri-
ble prices.
All articles guaranteed to be of the best workmanship.   Repairs executed. nl2-lm
FOR SALE BY
T"\ ICKSON, CAMPBELL k Co., ( .r . :   W'i.ti ic.
Johnson streets—
Blankets, scarlet and blue;
Clothing, an assortment;
Boots and Shoes ;
Cordage and Twine.
CHE A P     F UELI!
GREAT REDUCTION  IN THE  PRICE OF COALS
I
nl-ml      .j
I
rni) enable families to  supply  themselves with Fud
or the approaching winter, wo shall, until further no-1
ticc, sell the best
NANAIMO COALS,
in quantities of half a Ton and upwards nt Twelve dullan
per ton of 2,210 pounds.
JOHN   T.   LITTLE   k   CO.,
Agent Victoria Coal Company.
Victoria, September 23, 1850. nl-lm
LANGLEY HOTEL.
WWINNARD, Puoi'iiiETO n, Fort Langley, BritUl
,    Columbia.
The Proprietor of the Langley Hotel, having re-buil'l
nnd enlarged his establishment, and furnished its"*'!
to afford First Class Accommodation to thu travcllin'l
public, respectfully solicits a continuance of the lili«*l
patronage hitlietto bestowed on him.   His table in »!-■
ways supplied with everything the market affords, m'I
served in Ihe best style.    Single rooms can always hJ
had.     The  sleeping  aparlmeuls   are  furnished' wii'-B
good beds.    The best  liquors will always bo found"8
the Bur.    Travellers passing up or dowii the river. vtM
always depend on finding the best accommodation -S
the Langley Hotel. 1
fig-f-Storago for merchandise on reasonable term-5-1
Foil Langley, 15. C, Oct. 20, 1850. no-ltf I
f OTIS S. IMEllCB,
\   San Franoist
OBO. T. SRYMOUU, "1
Victoria.    }
PIEECE & SEYMOUR,
North-west corner of Yates andDouglas streets, Victoii'l
FURNITUltE '*
DEALERS AND BEDDING MANUFACTURERS, I
ARE in regular receipt of assorted Furniture of i*!
_ stantial quality, which they offer at reasonulW
rales, in part consisting of      ' I
BEDSTEADS, all bines'; Bureaus, plain and sf»j
front; Tables, assorted sizes; Chairs, cane and wei>«j
seat, and office chairs; Rockers, cane seat and l^fl
Looking Glasses; Cots, and other articles of imnn*B
nte necessity. j
Mr. PIERCE—recently of J. k O. S. Pierce, of SJ
Francisco—now residing there, will give his nttciit"W
to the filling of special orders for any style of FurniH'fB
thereby saving time, trouble, and expense, to p*1'1"*
here.
PULU! PULUII
Of this particular material for Bedding, wc hurt
ample stock in hand, which we offer oithor by tl!c
or in Bedding, at steady prices. It is universally1
ceiled to be equal to fenthors, and better than <""
hair for this climate, at hnlf thc price of either. u
arrangements with the sole importer of it for Cidiff"
are such that wo aro enabled to sell Lower than it'
be. had elsewhere. Straw Maltrasses, wholesale *
retail. n*»
I
Printed, for the Proprietors, every HATitnn*Vi I
Li'oxAini MoOliTjna, at the Ollice ofthe. "New "'J
minster .Times," Langley-strcet, oil' Vates-strcct, 1
loriii, in thc Colony of Vancouver Island.

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