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No. 20.J
[Quarterly (is ahvanck!  10s.]
[Yearly [is aoyasck ) £l 8s:
[Price Is.
[Frem the Victoria Gazette of January 23.]
Over oiglit hundred pounds was paid into
C Treasury on Saturday last, for the re-
■kwal of spirit licenses for the ensuing quar-
Sr. which became due on that day. Tins
Kount per quarter will give a yearly rev-
Hue from this one source of £3,200. These
Igim-s are pleasant to look at. hut wo should
Ercfer that the Saloon keepers of Victoria
Kould not have tlie whole burthen of tasa-
K>n upon their shoulders—tlierelnre most
■xiously look forward to the meeting ofthe
House, when the first measure which we shall
Bvocate will he the reduction of the spirit
K-m.es ai least one half—i. e. from fifty dol-
E per mouth to twenty-five. The money
Krived from this tax comes in very apropos,
K ],rtve no doubt, more particularly as it has
Kto the present time been almost the sole
Krce.if revenue, bin this is no reason why it
Kould be continued, when it is found that the
rjpof::. nt tin- bar-keeper-, are   not sufficient
tojtiMitV their paying such an  extravagant
CffP"-    W"   U"W   I1"1   tlH'''°  j'1'0   Vl"'y.'^i tit persons to co-operate with the new settlers
Kon-keepers in this fljjj.jrho ate ,,iLing, ^ P^ rf.      ^ ;md ^ encom.ago.
"V than their daily expenses, and that the ^ ^^^.^ hldividuals and oompa_
nies, lead the van, then there will he a guarantee that the colony will go foi-ward and
li.riwpev but tliojy is nowngeonl^gjico. that
' those who evade their duties will become the
patrons, or associates of any cntcrprize in
which their own interest is not paramount.
excused from juries, in consequence of their
other duties; now these arc the very persons
who should be on a jury, if they desire to become practical Legislators.
Again it is asked, why the jurors both in
the civil and criminal courts, have been generally selected  from among persons in the
town, many ofwhom have not been 18 months
.,     T i     i.i   .fi      .. i i    I tne balance on tin
on the lslandf   >\ny for example, are  tne gaie wm j,e read v.
names of Mr. Southgato and Mr. Wilcox til-
ways heard, and those of Mr. Pinlayson and
Mr. I*" razor never? Is their time so engrossed, one with his farm, the other with his
merchandize, that a day could not be spared
once or twice a year, if it were only to observe how the courts were managed. The
time is coming when there must be no shrinking, no screening from what some would
think a labor, but whicii they ought to feel
satisfaction in. The time is approaching
when individual interests must, in some degree, give way for the general good, and let
those whose position in tlie community, and
Long residence among us, render thorn the most
count of whom it may concern, nt his Bales-room,
arc positively losing money, most
would have left long ago   l< r ali-
elsewhere, had'they  been able to
"lit of their' hiisTiTes^Vir   possessctr-^Jid-
lans     of   removing.    Tho   smallest   08-1
lishmeiit of this description  in  Victoria
Bts tit least ton dollars a day, and when we
Hisidcr the high price of wine, spirits, &c, and
pt the fixed charge for a drink of any de-
ription is the moderate sum of one bit, we
innot   bo   astonished   to  learn  that  with
■i' present population and number of saloons
He proprietors find it difficult to meet their
Hpenditure.    Therj are many other bitsi-
Hsses  hero from  which  larger profits are
ejjBcrivcd   than from the stile of spirits, owing
Bfour present  scant population, therefore, it
Mjes appear unjust  thai  dealers in this line
■ould lie the only ones taxed, and that tax
Btr times greater than is levied in any other
Bony under the British    rown.    It hits fre-
Hjently   been   urged that   if the saloons  did
£|t pay, there would not be so many of them;
He can only reply that men cannot control
Hjcumstanees, and most of those amongst us
Bving embarked their till in this business,
Sjd that they cannot afford to sacrifice the
$8-1 ures and fittings of their stores, or as We
RVc before  said,  to   remove  their families
■owliere,  consequently live on in hopes of
H good time coming, be it with the arrival
::'o£:t!io i-xpecfed gold   seekers,   or the  reduc-
:t!ifti of tf.e heavy lax now levied upon them.
Hjmt of space, compels us to defer any fttr-
l^fei' remarks upon this subjeet until a future
period.    It is one we will not neglect.
M. BACKTTS will sell at Public Auction, on ac-
■ concern, at hi? sales-room,
on Yales-street, Victoria, on Saturday, the 25th of
February next, at 12 o'clock, noon, the British Ship
GoMELZA, 521 tons register, with all her appurtenances,
as she now lies moored in Sebtck Harbor. \V. T.
Tehms :—Ten per cent cash on the day of sale, and
the balance on the Monday following, when the bill of
The tiomcl?.a has a full poop deck, and a top-gallant
Inventory at the Auctioneer's office. janl2-tc
For sale,
Washington Restaurant.
THF. ABOVE RESTAURANT on Government street,
between Yates and Johnson streets, having been
thoroughly refitted, is now prepared to supply the wants
of all its old customers a>id such new ones as may be
disposed to 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. nS-lm
SELIM   F R AKKLIN   k   C 0.,
Yates street, Victoria.
Fanning LiMids disposed of at public and private
galer— Sfcivsys, -Piaaa,.. Seeds, Mortgages, and Agreements prepared by competent parties attached to the
Hu-e. Merchandise, Household Furniture, ic, dis-
| posed of.
Advances maoe on Consignments
Gold Dust Purchased.
Truett, Jones, & Arlington,
\\r HOLESALE DEALERS and Importers of Foreign
\\     and  Domestic Liquors, Wines, Cordials, syrups,
and every article in this line.
Dealers who may favor us with orders, may rest as-
ured that we will endeavor to give satisfaction in the
article, and dispatch in forwarding. Where the qnan-
itics are sufficient of Foreign Liquors, we will ship in
(Pram the Victoria Gazette of January 25.)
Bn (ireat..Britain, it is a matter of ambition
Werve upon a Grand Jury; the chief person-
R?s in the Counties, Shires, and Cities are to
iBfoiinil upon the roll, and seldom, when it
balled over, is there an absentee. But
•re is tho ambition of many of those who
re a largo stake in this colony, and whose
.Test in the soil, should place them in tho
LMiiost ranlcs of those interested in tho so-
and moral improvement ol the people?
,e all the time and energy, that such pcr-
!s can spare for  the  advancement  of the
lie. weal, been exhausted in the days they so
ptcdly spent round the  election  booths?
Sheriff was not to blame this last session,
.the Court should have supported his nudity,  causing the parties to bo fined; a
pound penalty, would have a   telling
t upon those who have beret..-fore shirked
jury box.   Although the Sheriff did not
twenty,  or thirty miles through  ijuag-
3, or endanger his nock  by falling down
to unseen dangers,  still none who  heard
panncl called, could doubt that tho part-
vho did not answer, were shirking their
These gentlemen arc frequently seen
Sng the week in Victoria, no doubt on
|r own business, but they could, or rather
id not spare a day, to learn for themes, what crimes arc committed, how  the
inals are dealt with, or how far they,  by
advice or otherwise,  might assist in
ling the advance of crime, in suppressing
|ances, and examining  the  workings   of
infant  Institutions,   and  those various
tors which tho Grand Jury presented at
hist Sessions.
lore is an opinion abroad that the mom-
ofthe Legislative Assembly should be
For Sale by
Victoria Coal Co.
Wharf street.
for Sale,
Dealer and Importer of
3-\A.  I  3ST   T  IS   H  S*
Oils, Tools, Colors, and Brushes.
rpilE UNDERSIGNED invites the attention of the
$_ travelling public, and stranger!, in particular,
to tho merit of this house. It was established
under the present management, on the first day
of January, '50, as a FIRST-0LASS HOTEL, in every
The Lessee r.ad Manager, with a delicacy not wishing
to encroach upon the merits of other houses, cannot
hut recall the marked favor with whicii his enterprise
has been received by a discriminating public, in a constantly increasing patronage of tlie first respectability,
showing conclusively the superior mode in which this
hotel is conducted.
it is contiguous to all of the most popular places of
amusement, the principal thoroughfares, the fashionable promenades and steamboat landings ; thus rendering
it at all times, the most Dksiuaiu.k STOPriNQ l'LAOH FOH
Families and Sinuln Gb.ntlbhan. during their stay in
Sun Francisco.
Single rooms, with full board, $2.60 per day.
The " International Hotel Coach" is in attendance at
all hours, to convey Passengers to and from the Hotel,
tor $1.00 each including baggage. ol8-tc
American Temperance Hotels
Yates street, Victoria, V. I.
Board, per Week, with Lodgings  8 00
Single Meals   0 50
Lodging  C 50
Board, per Day, with Lodging   1  50
Board, per Day   1  00
Pfej?"  Miners accommodated  with  Mattress  and  a
place to sleep, Gratis.
d:t Proprietors.
T. A. Monkhouse, P. Torquet,
S. Aitkeii, C. R. Steiger.
OTEAM  ENGINE   BUILDERS, Boiler Makers,   Iron
*J Founders, and General Engineers, First Street, near
Ga   Works, San Francisco,
Steamboat Machinery liuill and repaired ; also, Saw,
Flour, and Quartz Mills, .Pumping and Mining Machinery, &c, &c.
Proprietors of Morse's Patent Fire Grates.
Right to Manufacture Tyler's Patent Scroll Water
E. H. King Agent in Victoria.
New style noiseless
/■ a M i l v s i-: ir / .v (,•  m a c it i x }■: s,
From $t,j upwards.
rilllEY were awarded Two  Premiums at the State
|      Fair 1    One for Machine  sewing, and  the  only
Premium for Fancy Quilting and Embroidery.
These SIaciuxks sew from two spools, as pun haced
from the store, requiring no re-winding of thread, tend
finishing each"SeTTftt^Gj their own opMtrtto-»-,>i<ttftttt
recourse to the hand needle, as is required ov other
machines. On account of their almp'lcity, durability
ease of management, and adaptation to all varieties o
family sewing, they execute cither heavy or fine work
with equal facility, and without special adjustment.
The New Machines introduced by the
Arc of elegant finish, and their operation is rapid and
very quiet. The ease with which they can be managed
is a distinguishing feature, and the stitch is the strongest
handsomest, and most clastic of any made.
Scud for a circular.    All Machines Warranted.
ii.k,   cotton,  neem.ks,   ktc,    constantly   on   HAND
R. (!. BROWN, Agent,
corner of Y'atc.s and Government streets.
ITTfDERSIGNED begs leave to announce tofhepub-
J lie of Victoria and V. 1. they have opened the
magnificent Dry Goods store on the corner of Yates
and Government streets, where we are prepared to offer
a complete assortment of
Fancy and Staple Dry Goods,
cempriMiig l.incn-. Xilks. Delaines. Prints." t'epiTirs,
.l/eriuos. Flannel.-, shawls, Mantillas, Embroideries, of
every description, and trimmings.
An assortment f*f Gents' Furnishing Goods, *'»rpcts,
Drugget and .Matting, alt of which will be sold1 at the
lowest market prices.
New goods received by every conveyance
The public arc solicited to Call and examine olir stock
before purchasing elsewhere.
New Dry Goods store corner of Yates and Government streets. d(i-tc
170R SALE, ex "NAfltTfcKEAG,"
^ Just arrived.  .
10 blids Jelt'ry's Celebrated Edinburgh Ale,
20 cask.- Byass's Ale, in Pints.
18 Montgomery street,
San Francisco
A New and Splendid Assortment of
Wall Paper and Borders.
English ^nud   American.
Boiled and Haw Linseed.
Turpentine, Varnishes, Japan, and Gold
Yttfos BUi'Oot, next door to Wells, Fargo, & Co.
Sign Painter.
HOLESALE and Retail Dealer in Hardware,
\gricultural Implement; Bar Iron, Steel and
Iron-Mongi'i-y...and stove and Tinware of every description. Glass" and rockery Ware, Wood and Willow-
Ware, kc
Begs to   inform  his friends  and the public that he
has the largest assortment of the above on this Island
which he oilers for sale at   he lowest rates.
October 4, 1859. o-t-Om
FUST RECEIVED and for sale
2600 lbs liergin s Celebrated Family Soap ;
400 lbs English White do
500 lbs French Sperm Candles ;
500 lbs New Zante Currants ;
200 lbs candied itrou ;
5o dor,. California Corn Brooms, nSsort'd sues
Salt Sainton in casks for export,
fty W. B. SMITH,
d3-tc Cor. Government and Y'ates street
J^ pany are now prepared to execute orders for Refined Loaf and Crushed Sugars for export, at the current prices ruling for Eastern RcPned sugars, the
purchasers receiving the benefit of the drawback allowed by the United States Government of one and a
half cents per pound upon the quantity so exported.
Apply to BOND k II ALE, Agents,
nlU-te 50 and l!l Sansonic st. San Francisco.
Salt Spring Island Store
I^IIE subscriber having received consignments of
Flour, Groceries, and Provisions, Dry Goods,
Hardware, &c, will open a store at his Farm on flalt-
spriug Island, about the 15th inst. All goods will be
sold for cash, at Victoria prices, cost of transportation
All sorts of produce, such ns shingles, deer, grouse,
furs, &c, taken in exchange for goods.
Positively no credit will be given.
N. Is. Choice kinds of Fruit Trees, &c, always on
hand and for sale at reasonable rates. 0-t
J IS EGO, practical Gardener and Nursery-man, having
obtained the agency for the sale of Fruit Trees from
onic of the best Nurseries in Oregon and California,
will be happy to supply farmers and others with the
choicest descriptions of Fruit Trees, nt the lowest market prices. J. B, will also attend to the planting out
of trees, If required. All trees planted by him will be
warranted to grow, and true to name. For particulars
apply at the office of the "New Westminster Times."
N. B.—Gardens, Orchards, and public parks, will be
laid out on the best principles, and nvftst reasonable
terms. The fall is the proper season for planting out
trees. slO-ilm
and recent arrivals:
50 boxes Candles,
100 bills Self-Raising and Golden Gate Flour,
S'OOO lbs Bacon (choice),
2,"> firkins Hope Hotter,
20 sacks Java Coffee.
95 bags Rio Coll'ce,
10 chests Superior Black Tea,
20 bbls ('rushed Sugar,
Lobsters, Oysters, ,
Worcester Sauce, J k 11 Lard,
Pickles, Syrup, &c. &c,
In store and for sale qt low rates by
Yates street, near Waddington.
N. B.—A choice lot of FttESU BUTTEB for Family use.
mENDERS arc invited for BILLS in sums not less
ban £250, drawn on the LORDS COMMISSIONERS
of Her Majesty's Treasury, London.
September. 7th, 1859.. Treasurer..
THE Rev. W. F. CLARKE begs to announce that it
is his intention to open on Monday next, the yth
inst., in the Congregational Lecture Room, near the
Episcopal Church, an Academy, where a limited number of Young Ladies and Gentleman, will be received
for instruction in the ordinary branches of a thorough
English education. -
The morals of the pupils will he carefully guarded,
and while no denominational tenets will be inculcated,
Mic religious faculty will not be neglected.
Hours of tuition 10 to 12, and 1 to 3.
Strict punctuality will ho enforced, nnd no deduction
made for lost time.
Terms #10 per quarter ef ten weeks, payable invariably in, advance.
VictorlpV. I., Jan.. 1st, I860., |2-liri
Under the especial patronage of
7/cr  Majesty the. Queen,   11.   R.   //.   /Voire  Albert,
The  court and Royal  Family  of Great  Britain,  the
several sovereigns of Europe, and universally
preferred and esteemed.
Rowlands' Macassar Oil.
Is justly renowned throughout the world for its remarkable virtues in nourishing, preserving, and beautifying tlie Human Hair. For children it is especially
recommended, ns forming the basis of a beautiful head
of hair, and rendering the use of the fine-comb unnecessary.—Price 3«. 6(1. and 7». Family Bottles (equal
to four small) Ids. Ui/., and double that size, 21i. per
Intkukstino Fact.—The following singular nd nu
ihcntic insc of restoration of the human hair is worthy
of observation, more particularly as tt relates to an article of high nnd universal repute during the last half
century. Mr. A. Herrmann, of Queen street, Soho, had
been quite bald for some time past, and had tried various preparations for tho recovery of his hair, but without any beneficial result. He was then induced to try
the effects of " Rowlands' Macassar Oil;" and after
daily applying it for about two months, he, much to
his gratification, had his hair quite restored, nnd now
possesses a beautiful head of hair. This fact, speaks
too strongly for itself to require comment,—Hell's Weekly Messenger.
Rowland's Hair Wash.
A preparation from the choicest Oriental Herbs, of
peculiarly mild and detersive properties. It pleasingly
and efFootU&lly cleanses tlie hair and skin of the Head
from scurf and every species of impurity, and imparts
a delicate fragrance. It is particularly recommended
to be used after Bathing, as it will prevent the probability of catching cold in tho head, and will render ihe
hair dry in a few minutes.     Price 8«, Od. per bottle.
Rowland's K.alydor.
An Oriental Balsamic preparation of unfailing efficacy In thoroughly purifying the skin from all Pimples,
Spots, Blotches, Redness, Freckles, Tan, and Decolorations ; in producing n healthy freshness and transparency of Complexion, nnd a softness and delicacy of the
hands and arms. During the heat and dust of summer,
or frosts nad bleak winds of winter, nud in cases nt
sunburn, stings of insects, chilblains, chapped skin, or
Incidental inflammation, its virtues have long nnd extensively been acknowledged. Price 4«. Grf. und 8s. M
per bottle.
Rowland's Odonto,
A White Powder, composed of the choicest nnd
most recherche Ingredients of tho Oriental Herbal, of
inestimable virtue in preserving aud beautifying the
Teeth, strengthening tho Gums, and in rendering tho
breath sweet nnd pure    T,'1"> ,* nd *** box.
1"jlOR the greater ronvcnicncc of ':hc public, tho
J Yorx'i Mens' Chiiistian Association have removed their Roodiug Room to the front room oti the'
ground floor ofthe K|oji^>f^^pick.sofi| opposite tho
The public are Invited to lieeome subscribers f^V tills
room, on the tabic of whlelt will be found the Timetj
ntitstrated AV«-,«, Sdturdap Review, Athenaeum, Record,
Watchman, Patriot. Scotsman, Melbourne Argus, ffcir
York Herald, Weekly Jittlletin, Montreal Witness, Victoria
Gazette, British Colonist, Xciv Westminster Times, and
other newspapers.
The room is comfortably furnished nnd will bo 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, front! (i to 7 o'clock,-to receive'
subscribers names.
N. H. Doifntioiis of Newspapers, Magazines, or Books
thankfully rerjolv'cu,
dB-ltn JOHN COOPER, Sec.
AN 8-llorse  Power High   Pressure    Engine,
Boiler and Connections, complete,
w f
•or sale bv
rrillE Lower portion of the Brink Building occupied
J^     by the Sew   Westminster  Times Office, in reaf ot
Stationer's Hull.    Apply to
ii8-tc Messrs. HIDDEN k CARSWELL.
SARAH FI.OOKS.—Should this meet the eye ofthe
above, who married Luke Mcm.oy, on communicating with Edward Flunks, Melksbnm, Wiltshire,
England, or with Job G. Flooks, II. M. 8. Tribune, Esquimau, Vancouver Island, she will bear of something
to her advantage. d!0-3ti
Price 2j. Orf. per box.
Commission   Merchantf
Liverpool Wharf, Columbia street, Now  Westminster)
•British Coltlmbln:
BONDED STORAGE always ready for 500 to 1000
tons Merchandise ; consignments received, dutiet
paid, and all orders for the mines for Flour, Dar.on,
Beans, and other gooth immediately atterlded to.
Great advantages accrue to parties hdporting direct
to New wostminstcr,-who will meet with immediate sale!
for cargoes of staple goods. d"-tc
MR. E. MALIiANDAINE, Architect; c
years' experience in tuition, son of
of over three!
_ the late Col;
John Mallanilnine, II. E. I. C. S., takes the opportunity of
informing Parents and Guardians, und the general residents of Victoria, British Columbia, and California, that
He has purchased the above School of Mr. J: Silversmith:
In assuming the sole direction, and while calling attention to the great advantage Of his central situation, Mr:
E. M. would state that it is his intention to rcceivo, as
usual, children of both sexes—and instinct in nil the
elementary branches of nn English education : the girls,
in addition, being taught Plain Needle-Work, by a competent teacher, whose attendance E. M. has secured.
More advanced pupils will be instructed in regular
courses in Penmanship, Declanintidh, Arithmetic,
French, English and French Composition nnd Grailt-
inar, English and American History; Geography,
and finally, in the Elements df Euclid, Natural Phitdso-
phy, Chemistry and Astronomy.
Private lessons In any of the above ; also in Drawing. Mensuration, Elementary Algebra, and the pt'SHci-
ples of Architecture and Design.
For terms and further particulars sec Prosp*itust
which may be had tin application to
N. B.—Evening School alsd from 1 till t r. m., and 8J
till 10, fof- the convenience bf adults, or children engaged during the day.
MM. les Francais sont invites a faire >tn cours d'Ang-
lais !e sdir ou a crivoycr a l'fccole lent* enfants, a qu»
Ion npprendra en outre, la Grnmmafre et 1'Histoire
Fraucaiscs. j4-lm
Important Information.
Unprincipled Shopkeepers, for the sake of getting a
trifle more profit, vend tho most spurious compounds,
under the same names. It is therefore highly necessary
lo sec that the word ('Rowlands," is on the wrapper of
each article. Sold by the Proprietors,
•V ROWLAND k SONS, 20 Hatton Garden, London
And by Chemists and Perfumers.
MARCHAND k CO., Assayers of Gold, JIHver, audi
ores of every description. Gold antf allver
assays made, and returns given within six bom's ib 8s»8
or coin, at the option of the depositor. dlO;;»
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Sloping intelligence.
Jan 26—sloop Lconcda, Allen, Port Townsend.
brig W. I). Rice, Buddillgton. San Francisco.
sclir Nanaimo, Walker. Nanaimo.
.Jan. 14—Str Eliza Andi-rsoii, .Wright. Port Townsend.
str Pacific. Patterson. San Francisco.
Jan 'J.'i—Hark Jeanettc, Haveland, Port Townsend.
bark Sea Nymph. Williams. Honolulu.
schr Potter. Farwood, Port Townsend.
sloop Lconede, Allen. Port Townsend.
Jan 19—Str Otter, Mouat New Westminster.
gcr Potter. Harwood. Port Townsend.
canoe French*', French. Port Townsend.
schr Black Hawk, Kennedy, Sookc.
Jan. 2')—Str  Eliza Anderson,   Wright,  New  Westminster, Scinialiiiioo and Bellingham Bay.
bark Cleopatra, Daggct, San Francisco.
schr Mary Ann. Jones. Nanaimo,
Jan 10—Canoe French)', French. Port Townsend.
Jan 'Jo—schr Potter. Harwood.  Port Townsend.
schr Saucy Lass. Millington, Nanaimo.
ScbrMnrv Ann. Jones. Nanaimo.
.-tr F. Andi non, Wright. Port Townsend.
About sixteen  miners left by  canoe for  New Westminster.
Jnn 2(1—schr Nanaimo, Walker, Nanaimo.
schr Potter, Harwood, Port Townsend.
schr Thames, Gilvice, N'anainio.
schr Surprise, McKay, N. W. Coast.
schr Lalla Rookli, Rogers, Port Town-end.
sloop Dasliaway, Castello, Sooke.
C. Lucy Jack. Cnraghcn, New Westminster,
Jan 20—Str.  Eliza Anderson, Wright,  New  Westminster.
str Pacific, Patterson, San Francisco.
schr I/lack Hawk. Kennedy, Sooke.
schr Amelia. Thornton. Port Townsend.
str Henrietta, .Moore, New Westminster.
Canoe While Squall, Pratt, New Westminster.
Jan 25—str Otter, Mouat, New Westminster.
Jnn 21—schr Caroloua, Jones, Nanaimo.
Jau 22—Bark Almatia, Richardson, San Francisco.
Jan 21—str Eliza Anderson, Wright, Port Townsend
Jan 23—stf Otter, Mouat, New Westminster.
str Henrietta. Moore, New Westminster.
schr Cnrolena, Jones, Port Townsend.
schr Amelia, Thornton, Port Townsend.
%k ftdu SJUstinmster (Limes.
On Wednesday evening last, a large party of gentlemen met at the French Hotel, Government-street, to
celebrate the anniversary of the immortal Burns, the
People's Poet. The Chair was taken by Chief Justice
Begbie, W. F. Mncdonald, Esq., M. L. A., and Robertson Stewart. Esq., Croupiers. Amongst the company
were the following gentlemen :—Captain Gordon, M.
L. A. j A. If. Green. Esq., M. L. A.; Arthur Bushby,
Esq., Registrar of British Columbia; George Hunter
Gary, Esq., Attorney General. M. L. A. ; D. G. F. Mac-
ilonald, Esq. ; G. J. Wight, Esq. : — Hicks, Esq. ;
Nutball, Esq. Also, Messrs. King, Walls. Cooper, Council, Ker, Doggett, Gambit'/., Smith. Trahcy, Lewis.
Drake, Harris, Cm-swell. Captain Lewis, Dr. Hector,
North West Boundary Commissioner, and many others
whose names we were unable to learn, in all about
fifty. We regret to say that a sad affliction which had
fallen upon the family of A. G. Dallas. Esq., son-in-
law of llis Excellency Governor Douglas, and Agent
to the II. B. C, prevented the attendance of a number
of gentlemen connected with that company. The
following loyal /uiil other toasts were drunk and responded to with much warmth.
" Her Majesty the Queen," followed by the National
'■The Prince Consort and the rest of the Royal
Family," with much applause.
"The Army nnd Navy."
Captain Gordon returned thanks.
" His Excellency Governor Douglas, and the Council
of Vancouver Island."
Drank with great applause, followed by three times
three, and one cheer more.
11 The members of the Legislative Assembly.''
Mr. Cary returned thanks in a short and amusing
"The Trade of Victoria, and W. F. Macdonnld, Esq."
Mr. Macilonald returned thanks.-
•'The Press and Captain King."
Captain King said that in the absence of the senior
journalist of Victoria, which absence was much regretted, as it was a pity that all parties could not meet
together in the present social way, forgetting all strife
and enmity, the duty of returning thanks devolved
upon him. more especially as his health had been proposed and drank in such a flattering manner. He
would say that he felt greatly his incompetency to
return thanks on behalf of the Press in a proper manner, for Ins life having been passed in another line of
business, he felt he should be presumptuous in pretending to do justice to such unimportant subject, but he
would only say that he hoped that atl the journalists
of these colonics would unite in their endeavors to
forward their interests. For his part he bad endeavored
to do so to the best of his ability, and if in so doing,
he, had given offence to any parly, he felt sorry for it.
Before resuming his scat he would propose tho health
of the legal profession, coupling with it the name of
Mr. Wight.
Mr. Wight returned thanks in very sensible terms.
" To the memory of the immortal Burns,'1 was then
proposed by Judge Begbie. in most appropriate terms,
nnd was drunk with due solemnity.
"The Justiciary and Judge Begbie.''
Judge Begbie returned thanks.
Many other toasts were proposed and received with
deserving honors, but we regret to say our space is too
limited to permit of our giving them in detail, Messrs.
FrankUn, Bushby, Watson, Watts, ('apt. Murray, Judge
Begbie, and several other gentlemen favored the company with several Scottish songs, and nt half-past 12
" Awid Lang Syne" was sung with true Scottish honors,
"'best ley on th, table. At Ibis period a deputation
beaded by Mr. John Copland, from the other party
celebrating Biirnsl festival nt the Colonial Hotel, arrived, requesting Judge Begbie. and his party to honor
them with.their company, which was acceded to, and
they were received with a right hearty welcome and
kept if up till past :i o'clock.
At the Colonial Hotel another dinner took place. A
. dinner is the good old mode of commemorating an historical event, or continuing the name in remembrance,
of some benefactor to his country. And it is satisfactory to find flint in this young colony the habits of the
old country are respected. These meetings last night
wcrve not ouly national but universal, parties from all
countries where the English language is spoken, were
present, and although all set under the British flag,
there yfas but one feeling—honor to the memory of
Robert Burns—this was echoed by the toasts anil responses, by the music iti its harmony, by the songs in
their heart-stirring sciitiuacnts.
The company .sat dowH nt H o'clock, at the Colonial.
to a sumptuous dinner, their appreciation of which
was soon visible. The feast of good things being
ended, the flow of s«ul commenced, and the Chairman,
Dr. Raijjc, proposed the. health of .the Queen and Royal
Family., the Baud striking uji the National Anthem,
to leave the ship, but the Captain said "he had something to say to that." Mr. Pemberton ordered him to
his duty on board, and told (.'apt. R. that if necessary,
he would keep him in jail until the barque sailed,
that while be was determined to protect the sailors
from violent treatment, (cases of which, ho regretted,
had too frequently come before him from American
vessels) "tic would guard the interest ofthe. ship owners
and Captains, to the full extent of his magisterial
A   Chixamax   ix   Tnonm.E.—A   full-tailed    celestial was charged  by   officer   McDoncll,  with giving
and selling whiskey to an Indian. The facts are: On
Sunday last, being tlie Chinaman's new year day, they
had great feasts, ami iu various parts of the town,
tables were spread with all the Chinese dainties that
could be procured, to which was added (they not being
Mussulmans or Dashaways) wine and whiskey. An Indian, a servant ofthe II. B. C, dressed to the nines in
English fashion, entered and enjoyed their hospitality,
which included a glass of cordial. Meeting an acquaintance in " blue " he informed him that " hi-u whiskey
was in there'.'" pointing to the festive hall. In gratitude for their kindness the " grateful red skin " proffered
to entrap them, and being supplied by the officer with
half a dollar, returning to the house, but not being able
to make the Chinaman understand what he wanted, he
took a bottle from the table, threw down the coin, and
darted from the house. The Chinaman admitted at
once to the offence—"mogle ce ikkle wiky, tink no
harm ec say spoke ingls." A strong appeal was made
on his behalf, and Mr. Bnyley reported that the house
iviis orderly, and there was no suspicion in the neighbourhood of their trafflcing with thclndiansfor whiskey
Mr. Kwong Lee, the well known and respectable commission merchant, stated that the man had only been
a few days, in Victoria, and did not know the law,
and in the midst'of the rejoicing, the Indian had to accept the attention ofthe rest ofthe party
His Worship gave full credit to the Chinamen for
their orderly and good conduct, and trusted that Mr.
Kwong Lee would continue )'is- exertions to instruct
his countrymen, particularly in such matters as this
before him. lie would willingly dismiss the case, but
the man had acknowledged giving the liquor, and he
felt it incumbent on him, in every case that was proved,
to inflict a penalty. In this case he would mitigate the
fine to the lowest sum, $20, and trusted that it would
be a sufficient example to deter other Chinamen from
breaking the law.
John Stanley was charged by officer Carey, with
selling a demijohn and tin pail full of liquor to nil
Indian; Carey described the seizure ; when lie came to
that, part " he confessed to rue."
.Mr. Ring, council for Stanley, raised a legal objection and claimed his-right, according to the practice
ol the Enghish courts, to cross-examine the witness,
at that point as to what inducement he held out to the
prisoner to make a confession. Alter considerable discussion, Mr. Pemberton considering that the direct
evidence should be heard through, before cross-examination, it was elicited by bis Worship that Carey had
told the accused that he was not the man that he wanted,
but that if he made a confession, .Mr. Pemberton would
make it right with him, but he need not confess, unless
he liked,
Mr. Pemberton reprimanded Carey for milking such a
proposition, and finding that the usual caution had not
been given, that anything be said would be used iu
evidence against him—closed the whiskey case—but not
being satisfied with the account the accused gave of
himself, he bound him over to_be of good behaviour.
Exoixe House—Hook a Ladokii Co.—This will be a
very handsome building when completed, and all parties
who have taken part in its erection, are entitled to the
thanks ofthe community. The Bell, being a fine toned
one, was raised to its lofty position yesterday aftorni o :,
and startled the quiet citizens of our town by ringing
forth an alarm. The weight of this Bell is said to be
600 lbs.; and its diameter 2 feet 7 inches.
We arc not responsible for the opinions '<f oar correspondents. Every communication must have a bona fide
sir/nature attached, to ensure publication.
Cayoush Flat, B. C. Dec. 21st., 18(10.
An opportunity now offering, induces me to  enlighten
you a little concerning the upper Eraser, if it suits, you
can print it:—
Long ere this, according to the panelling's own traveling correspondent, 1 expected to have been frozen,
instead of which, we have delightful weather, dry anil
sun shining, about six inches ot snow on the ground, it
is more like spring, than the rigid winter that is talked
about; one peculiar phenomenon, it never rains after
October. Every cue is getting ready for the coming
spring; houses being built &C, expecting a large immigration in the spr.ng, the country being considered safe
since the Alexander diggings have been found,but very
little is known of the upper country yet, but what
is, is very satisfactory; I think also that the gold
is worth Si 7 per o/..—1 have sonic very line specimens;
no quicksilver or copper plate is used.
Our city contains about 20 buildings, log predominating, but ere long we hope to see introduced the peculiar Mohawk Dutch style, as introduced by the Magi
ofthe Tannss pagoda on Jame's Bay to be in the fashion:
there is a talk of distorting our fair city, which is now
out of debt, into right angles and wrong angles, a la
Victoria, the latter of whicii prevails there, wo hope to
see none of the craft here at present, but a good wagon
road from Douglas; we are 4 miles from lake Seaton,
from whicii place 1^ cents freight per pound is charged.
10 sappers, withnlitttle.Siwash assistance, would make
a good road in a month. It is a perfect flat from the
Lako here, only requiring two bridges, one across
Cayoush Creek, .'to feet wide, then again across the
two connected strenins from Steafon Lake and Cayoush,
the latter about two chains wide, and would require a
crib in the middle of the creek: depth of creek, at present
dry, highest stage of water, .'i feet; plenty of material
on the spot, together with shout H00 yds. of side hill,
made a little more level &c, and so completed when
freight could bo brought for f, a cent or less. The middle portage, 24J miles, requires but a very lit tic alteration, and 1 trust our Coinniisioner of Lands and Works
will perform bis evolutions a little more rapidly than
on the Douglas route: we do not require a Samson, but a
road that wagon.- can just get over, so that we may gel
cheap food for the million.
A steamer is now being built on Seaton Lake, which
is one step in*ndvance; this is th" iiearestand best route
to Alexander,"and the road ought to be pushed through.
Our Hals would make good ranches : potatoes, cabbage,
water melons, &C, grow to a large si/.c, and thftbuuch
■: lor the many mules, and
.    tiling it : welmve line fat beef
.•sides a toad, is a ditch from   lake Seaton.
vhich could be brought   in   without any  engineering
difficulty, ur much cost; oar Hats pa) from $(J to $20 .:
dav to the hand ; Bonaparte Co., not  Lewis Napoleon,
made Hi to 20 dollars a day for several  months, and as
the frost gops, there are several  other companies  will|
open out again ; we have   two gardens, so no trouble
about  vegetables.    We  will now cross the  river at a |
cost of lifiyjcents: the dirt paves better on this side, and :
there are miles of flats or  benches at  Horse Beef  bar:!
there is a long fiat will pay from C to lo dollars a day; I
no water to work without being pumped out of river, still I
it is worked a little.   We then get onto Ross's, Texas,
and Foster's bars, all of which pay well; no one knows to ;
what depth the pay dirt extends : at 10   feet,   from $10
to Sid a day is obtained.     1 know of a place at Texas
bar, that will pay 20 cents   to the pan steady,   and expect to have  considerable of it in the spring,  but if a
man makes SKI a day steady, be gets discontented and
wants   Si.;-, guld  .-cckers  are  generally a dissatisfied
crew, but I trust in a year or two to .-ce a more contented i
style of men; had they stayed a few wrecks longer, a con- j
siderable amount of gold might have been taken out. the!
rivi :' bciug   very low.  but the first little  .-now we had
frightened every one nearly; all that is required to open
extensive diggings on the above  named   bars, is water,
a ditch   might   be   brought from the   Fountain about 8
miles, the chief portion of which, I think, would require
to be flumed ; but some of the Magi  from the Tunass|
pagoda, could soon  decide that hope to sec some English capital here some day putting such things through,
no one knows the  extent  ofthe diggings, or what tho
hills    contain.      Although    Alexander    is   considered
to be the residence of the  Elephant, very many talk of
trying  their luck  in   this   neighborhood; what I   ami
afraid ot is, when tho people arrive  here, there wi" be
nothing for them to cat; when a train leaves for Alexander,  it leaves this city  minus  flour and everything
else.    Our  merchants   here  as tiny  are yclept,   being
troubled with the same complaint the correspondent of
the Thunderer says the Victoria light craft arc affected '
with—the Tanass capital and large notions.    I trust to
see the Commissioner of Lands and works in this neigh- j
borhood to look about;  the packer.-to Alexander say
the road to that place  from here,  might be  shortened :
some o.">  miles,  witii  Sloou judiciously invested,  by j
keeping on the west side of the river to express, but then
cros.-iug which would he a considerable it' to ; a bridge !
might be built across the river here at little cod. there
being an Island planted in the middle of the river, above
high water mark, just iu the narrowest part,  with good :
firm rock buttresses on each side, widtli of river, about :
:J0U feet ; a wire rope bridge would he   best : we might!
then proceed direct to  Alexander without tho  danger
of being upset. There is only about 15 miles between here '
and Alexander requiring improving, with two  bridges
across the Bonupart, and a lew other insignificant ones;
t!i'- Bonaparte bids fair some day to lie a great  mining
neighborhood, if quartz rock is any indication of gold.
A wagon road is then  completed via. the brigade trail,
passing through tens of thousands of acres of line graz-;
lug country, where a vast quantity ot mules are feedingI
themselves ; animals require no barley mi tin-  ■Upxuti-
nnder trail : from   this  city  there is also a rivi r trail, i
which is said to be much shorter, only requiring improving: many cawe from Alexander  direct to big bar, 30
miles from this place,   in   boat;.    Canoe  Creek   is also
rich on the route, many made large sums on it : all talk
of returning in the  spring—.-even-eighths of those who
passed through here had plenty of dust, which is a more
convincing pi oof to themselves ami friend-, .than all the
letters   that could be written, but nous veron the result
in   the  spring.      The   Eraser,    is  a    placid   stream
from  Alexander  above Ft. George;   -cry   many came
down   on  two   log.-   fastened  together : unfortunately,
every one wished to rush for the Rocky Mountains, and
would then conic back and work SI" diggings.    There
is an immense quantity of quartz rock all the way up.
Mr. McCarty, a very   intelligent  gentleman,   late in thill. I!. Co. employ, and who has been   some year- in the
country, went a prospecting tour witli somo  California
miners : they traced the blue lead from Web's shaft, on
Horse Ely Creek, for upwarks of fifty miles,  the same
every now and then cropping out on the surface abounding with quartz veins; the shaft went through 12 feet of
red gravel In-fore the blue lead was struck, which paid
from ."> to lo cents to the pan; it was reported here that
out ofthe shaft 30 oz. were taken, cannot vouch for the
truth of it; want of provision was the cause of  having
to leave it for the present.    On the Qucsnell river, alias
Canal river, $100 a day was made: Dancing Bill has a
hum on which himself and Co. are wintering ; have
already  taken out a comfortable  pile—thought   it was
better for them to build a house and   winter  there—so
brought Soon worth of provisions and remained ; many
others. I think, are also staying there, as Mr.   Morgan a
packer, the   last from there,  informed me  that all the
provisions were being bought tip, he sold out in two
days—think he   bad a '.ruin ol 10 animals and a Donkey, the hitler of whicii started him iu the world ; he left
for Victoria a Bhort time  since.    Major Downic. U. A..
dropped into li,y office, and n-ivc me an account of his
travels, which it is useless ton-capitulate, be. doubtless,
having  furnished full  particulars.'   1 think  from nil 1
hear, and a very rough map 1 saw, made by a Canadian
Frenchman,    that   the    route    via   Stuart    river    50
miles from Ft.  Simpson,  and  via. a chain of lakes, is
destined some future day, to be the  chief route both to
the diggings and the Atlantic, via Pacific Rail Road; see
map  iu the office of Mr.   iioiufray.  that I sent him—
hope ere long, tlie Plumper will visit the region of Ft.
Simpson and discover a good harbor  and river, as  she
has lately done on Vancouver Island.
The neighborhood of Ft. George, no doubt, in a
few years will be a large stock raising country; wheat.
although there was not much would weigh 75 lbs to
the bushel, it was the finest any one ever saw; have
seen some good specimens af quartz; mills will be running iu two years; any one. putting up a saw mill in
the neighborhood of Canal River, could make a pile:
lumber is, at present. $30 per 100 feet ; there is sonic
line timber, Cedar, Pine, ka.
Freight has been, up to this time, 21) cts. per pound
to Alexander from here, nud from Douglas here. 10 to
18 cents; presume it will be less the coming spring;
many intend to go into the line, bringing their first
cargo from Oregon. With a wagon road, freight might
go right through for 20 cents. Yale route is trying to
run this down as much as possible, but if the road from
Douglas is finished, it will have no show ; this route is
open all the year round; mules' arrive here from the
lake daily, and flour kc, is being stored ; but one or
two trains would clear ns out ; there is not 10 lbs. of
tobacco in the place, and for many days there was none.
It was often the case in October last, that one could
not buy a loaf, or Hour to make one: and all the freight
on the road sold to arrive. Price of provision at present as follows : Beef, prime (at, 35 els.; potatoes 20 cts.;
cabbage 15 cts.; turnips 1 2J cts ; Bacon 50 cts. ; butter
$1,12J; beans -In cts.; rice 2.") cts.; sugar -10 cts.;
spices 75 cts. per bottle; currants GO cts.; milk $1,50
per gallon; pork none; cheese do; candles 75 cts;
firewood $5 to $0 per cord: lumber lo lo 15 cts. per
foot; the lumber that was cut for the II. B. C. to build
Ft. Bcrhin'cs with, and which, our own correspondent, of
the late Gazette paperling said was furnished and wlrch
was to have been built on this Hut, is now being sold in
small parcels, ut 7.] nnd 15 cts. per foot, to build an
opposition town yclept Parsonvilloj talking about
parsons, think one is, or will be needed here in the
spring; a colored gentleman has officiated once or
twice, iiiioji b::lie\o gives general satisfaction; could not
attend myself, being culled off nt a distance.
We have a considerable number of Indians  about,
many of whom are very badly off, having " halo miirk-
a-mtick," so  few salmon living to get this far—I think
it wrong of the Government to al\o,*'<4&c Wifef of-Kite
fish lo be taken at Langley and New Westminster with
nets &c, and so depriving the poor Indian of a  scanty
'sustenance when there arc so many inlets on the  Coast
abounding  with them.    Perhaps Uncle  Sam's people,
will allow them to bo taken in the San Juan waters
next year.    By-tho-by, did Brig. Gen. Harney   buy the
j Indians'title to said Island? as the paperling informed
! us he was about to do,  and so have a double  right   to
I the disputed spot.    What bus become of the -'Tanass"
'sheet? i\ut having seen it of lute, 1 wits thinking it had
■ i join its cousin, the Daily Evening .V,,-.. ,,     i
■•■ notoriety, which died about four ven*-     I
in i ousequencc of the Evening Bulletin starting!,, J*i|
sition.    Some reserve ought to made for the India -!
we have no Date, fruit here, or it might  siipergej,."'i:
num. A considerable amount of disease iu
among them, the result of the whites bene'''"'"'
A Dispensary might be established at small coit!"1!
have ha-', a  great number under my care since l'- I
here. They find out that the Boston man's diicvl
remedies have more effect, than blowing and mttif'l
stones iu a box, the modern diseases not being j,,,,"'!'.-j
frightened away. "'".'I
IJp here we hear of no outbreaks likely to taketit   I
Both myself, and my friend, our Judge, having nil'
diligent enquiries, we   Mini   that   the   tales  of fnj-.
murdering white mi n, are :li-.- effects of drugged *h' I
key at 25 cts. per drink, acting upon some person1! '1
toxicated brain.    The Natives are too fond of the \,\" j
man. and his various luxuries of diet, preferringthenibl
their own hard  fare.    They do  all  the  packing
make themselves generally useful.     We  have no h I
form, or semi-Grand-Jury-nonscnsical nicetino ».;''l
on uji here as at New  Westminster; the  chief atteniLI
ants of which, I bear, are late Californian  know-noil I
ing aspirants—Merchants with emptv  .-tores   u-,,„i  I
" * 4     » ■ j       nU||i||ir I
ing why up river folks do not purchase of them, \\,\
all admire your paper up here, although it scliloin »'
rives: our last date being Nov. 22nd. I would lily.,'1
subscribe for it, but it would never reach us, as I i„ I
lievcyou mail it regularly to our Judge though lie nil
dom gets it.
In conclusion, was sorry to bear ofthe fire In Vfcto-I
ria. but glad it did not extend further. I sec £j] V||l
collected for the Marines, wlio only did as they ahvayj
have done—their duty. ' I
The Upper Country abounds with game—rein ,]...t
as large as oxen, weighing from 500 to <uju pounds,
grizly and black bear- &c.
Mr. Wade and partner worked on Canal river ...|
wc-k; the first day they made twenty-five ounces, in ml
days they had one hundred ounces. The first litf.I
(now storm frightened them away, they then pnrrLajl
25 mules, and are now staying   in   this   neighborlin^!
They arc at present drifting a little on Uorsc-beefWl
making from $4 to $G a day. the water however beinl
very cold half the gold is lost,
We have had three parlies here from Alexander wi
frost bitten feel : two of them proceeded on, while tj>|
third, named Alexander Cooper has his right foot J
badly frozen that f am afraid I.-hall have to aiii]iuii}|
llis leg in consequence of it. It occurred entiwl
through his own carelessness in not keeping up witlittJ
trail, and laying down, oil'from the trail with oiu-ulbsl
boots on. lb- formerly kept the Restaurant at Mr. %\
cox's Hotel, and like most unfortunates, arrived in oil
midst without a cent. 1 took him into ii!vjHej»*_
ot charity, where he is likely to remain for sonic fei
to conn-, lam just called oil'in a hurry, to attend J
bad shooting case, about ten miles down the river, tl
nppi ars that the wounded party was examining > rifltl
carrying an ounce ball; no cap being on it bowers!
they thought it was not loaded, and one of them uiifu'l
Innately pulled the trigger, when it exploded; sImuh-I
ing the thigh bone in a fearful manner. Ftom the sz-\
count forwarded to me I am afraid amputation will l>|
the result.
To produce a revenue to finish the waggon road o:|
the Douglas route. I would advise a Toll of ten centig
on the 100 pounds being levied, and collected by till
Magistrate or Con-table.
To the Editor Nkw Wi:.-rMi.vsn:ii Times.
Sin,—The election t'oi Nauaimo has resulted in tin
return of A. R. Green, Esq., of Victoria. The purlitij
electing the said gentleman understanding flint t'sl
principles are Free Trade. Cheap Lands, and No Set-1
tnriau .Subsidies. True, our choice of a representnliHi
was somewhat similar to that of the celebrated Kid
Ifobson's mother, no other gentleman offering hitirf
but we feel confident from the character given nsttl
Mr. Green, that his political career will bring-nodis-J
honor on his constituency. We believe an honest liissl
(in politics as in all clscj the best guardian of duric-J
The schooner L.uigloy. laden with coals and with11
mail on board, sunk this morning while in harbor.I
Providentially, no lives were lost. The fault lny nut]
in the captain, but in the vessel whose general tnise;-]
worthiness was known to the owners, as well as to tin
charterer and crcsv. Ought there not be an inspect™
of coasters as well as of stenmbonts—the fonner-bV
we believe in many cases, the most dangerous.
I witnessed a most interesting launch of a vessel".!
eighty tons, from the yard ot Benson k Co., a fcwile"!
since". Being the lir.-t vessel built here, she is named^
the Alpha, and a pretty craft she Is. We are cnntin-l
unlly increasing our local exports. And it beciitiiBI
imperative on the proprietors to provide means, oilier|
menus than those now existing, to obviate the mine*
detention of vessels coining here for cargo. If personal I
energy and devotediiess can effect this, the presentlotdl
manager will surely succeed. We are now cxportu;!
at the rate of one hundred tons per day, and linvewl
doubt this rate of exportation will be speedily doubled.I
if tlie  means of shipping keep juice with the clciunnd.I
Tiie.se facts, connected with the illimitable exlenlofl
our c ml field?, and its daily improving quality, nssnrt|
us of a tangible nud permanent future. I fear that t«
bugbear of our colonial politics, the II. B. Coni|«!|
bath frightened many into the belief that NnnaijiwW
the hot-bed of despotism and the perfdetion 6( rclro-j
gression. This is a wrong impression, morally awl
physically. We need and will welcome settlers ef""!
right sort. And I have no doubt sites for huiklin?!
arc easily available, or for those who require P,ngri™i
tural land. A good pushing man will find an iipeiui'fl
for a restaurant and lodging house at Nanaimo, ami|
would succeed.
Will not the government also attend to us? We nec«l
a resident magistrate. Our only law official is ft c»l
stable of "tho Georges' school." Surely if we are |i»rtl
and parcel of these colonics, our lt't;ul existence oiigli'l
not to be ignored. We ask more attention tluini*»l
present meted out to us, confident that our future ffl"'J
mako itself heard.
Tho Cincinnati Enquirer says, "Post, and Co. h"<f
laid on our table The Remains of an Old Maid, which u
very laughable."
" Pa, bow many legs has a ship?''—"A ship hlis «J
legs, my child."—"Why, pa, the paper says she dlj*
twenty feel, and thatshe run before tho wind; audshif
have knees, certainly, for I saw soii'ci.'i the shlp-ye™.
The editor of a down-cast paper informs a lady *^,J
sent him a mince-pie, with a request "please insert. I
that such articles arc never crowded out " by a press
matter." ,     ,
A shrewd observer once said, that in walking _l
streets on a slippery morning one might see where l
good natural people lived, by the ashes thrown o«
ice before the door.
Tho Minnesota Pioneer, Advertising the flight of »^
faulting doctor, avers  that ho  "would  take t> »
shirt from a poor patient who by accident or niif»
survived his treatment."
A Democrat's definition of a gentleman.—V t-" ,
man is one who has no business in this world.— """ '
The great American hit.    Youth may  sometimes «'•
ford a lesson to maturity.    All horse pistols have ec
superceded by the revolvers of a Volt.
.QueCn   Elizabeth.—How opinions vary  about g^.
Queen Bess!    How her enemies rail,  and her 'r1'^
how they pud' her!    But this may be said of l>orw»L
and dress, her collar  Was ruff,   and  her cliolei'
The Sovereign People.—Of all tho sovereign 1'^
there are none who so richly deserve the ti"c'! on
people iu Australia and California—for there; it w^
people  ill    .\ iim fiiiii. ion.    viii.iui inn—*«.     ——   ,     * rrOUl
fault of every man if ho does not pick upsuflicie" ik
during the day to make him. a sovereign bctot<< -
KSfcflH •
-t  \
^>^     w_
The Message of the President of the United States,
being n very lengthy document, we shall content ourselves with giving a portion of it in each of our next is-
suesuntil] it shall be completed. The subject of ''San
Juan " being the most interesting to those resident in
these Colonies, we shall commence with the following.
Regretting that the Chief Magistrate of the Republic
should .-till be under the delusion that any outrage has
been committed, or any Ship of Her Majesty's Squadron sent to arrest an American Citizen.- Truth must
prevail, and Mr. Buchanan will, doubtless, shortly dis-
| cover the right of the question.
Tiik San Juah Matter.
Whilst indulging the hope that no other subject remained that could  disturb  the  good   feeling  between
the two'countries, the question arising out of the adverse claims of parties to the Island ofSan Juan, under
the Oregon treaty of the 15th of June   1846, suddenly
assumed a threatening prominence.   In order to  prevent unfortunate collisions on that remote frontier,   the
late Secretary of State, on the 17lh of July.  1855,  ad-
Bdressed a note to Mr. Crampton,  then British  Minister
nt Washington, communicating the instructions which
ic ( Mr. Marcy ) had given, on the 14th of July to Gov.
[ Stevens of Washington Territory, having n  special  rc-
Hcrencc to an apprehended conflict between cur citizens
Bund the British subjects on the Island of San Juan.
To prevent this, the Governor was instructed that the
■officers of the Territon should " abstain from all  acts
■on the disputed ground which are calculated to provoke
™my conflicts, so far us can be  done without  implying
the concession to the authorities of Great Britain of an
exclusive right over the premises. The title ought to  be
fettled before cither party should attempt to  exclude
the other by force, or exercise of complete and exclusive sovereign rights within the disputed limits.''
In acknowledging the receipt, on the next day of Mr.
larey's note,  the British Minister expressed his "entire
i(incurrence in the propriety of the course recommen I-
d to the Governor of Washington Territory by your
Mr. Marcy's ) instructions to that officer," and stating
:iat he had " lost no time in transmitting a copy of
int dor umeiil to the Governor General of British North
anerica," ami had "earnestly recommended to his Ex-
Bllency to take such measures as to  him may  appear
1st calculated to secure on the part of the British local
thorilies, and the inhabitants in the neignborhood of
e line in question, thecxcercisc of the same  forbear-
Joe which is inculcated bp Mr. Marcy on the  nuthori-
iud citizens of the United States."
{Thus matters remained, upon   the  faitlt of this ar-
Ingctnent, unt'd the lull of July last, when Gen. Harney
pid a visit to the Island.    He found upon it 20 Amcri-
kn residents with their families, ami also an established of the Hudson's Bay Company for the purpose of
[ising sheep.    A short time before his arrival  one  of
f residents had shot an  animal  belonging to the
iipjiny whilst  trespassing upon his premises,  for
ib, however, he olf'cred to pay twice its  value: lint
lat was refused.—Soon after,  the Chief Factor of the
pany at Victoria.   Mr.   Dallas,  son-in-law   of Gov.
Jas. came to the island in the British  sloop-of-war
ilellite  and threatened to take   this American  (Mr.)
litler ) by force to Victoria, to answer for the trespass
i had committed.    The American seized his rifle,  and
5d Mr. Dallas that if any such attempt   was made  he
buld kill him on the spot.    The affair then ended.
(Under  these circumstances,  the American   settlers
e-entci! a petition to the General through Hie United
ales Inspector of Customs, Mr. Hubbs,  to  place  a
ce upon the island, to protect them from the Indians
| well as the oppressive interferanco   of the authority of the Hudson's liny Company   at  Victoria,  with
r rights as American citizens.    The General imme-
ftcl.V responded to this petition mid ordered  Captain
Pickett, 9th Infantry, to establish his  compnin
■ llcllcvne or Sau Juan island, on some suitable posi-
911 near the  harbor  at  the south-eastern extremity,
is order was promptly  obeyed,  ami   a military post
s established   at   the   place  designated.    The   force
s afterwards increased, so that   by   the   last  returns
whole number of troops on the island amounted in
rgregato to G81 men.
[Whilst 3 do not deem it proper, on the present  occn-
In to go further  into  the subject   and   discuss  the
■gh'. which ought to be attached  to the statements
111 ic British Colonial authorities contesting the occupy ofthe information, on which the gallant  General
it was due to him that I should thus present his
hi reasons for issuing the orders  to dipt.  Pickett.
Bui the.-c it is quite clear, that his object was to pre-
II the British authorities on Vancouver Island   from,
i.-iny jurisdiction over American residents on  the;
[ml of San Juan, as well as to  protect   them against
incursions of the Indians.
ucli excitement prevailed for some time throughout
,'ioii. ami serious danger of collision between the
Ill's was apprehended. The British had a large ua-
force in the vicinity, and it is an act of simple jus-
to the Admiral on that station to state, that he
ly ami discreetly forbore to commit any hostile act,
determined to refer the whole nll'uir to his go-
fmeiitanil await their instructions.
j multitude with a number of reasons to show thai their
past conduct has been perfectly proper and natural.    It
la dozen men could be found to stand up and denounce
leach net of dishonesty, it would create a better impression than the unanimous  voice by  which   each  State
now  pretends  to  silence all  possibility of reproach.
Some week, back,  in allusion  to a  flourish   from the
Governor of Pennsylvania to the effect that that State,
in her management of money transactions, was a beacon in the pathway of all her sister States, and a mode!
whicii European nations could scarcely hopn to imitate.
reference was made in the  Times to some acts she has ,
committed  of  deliberate  confiscation.     In   184,'t  she)
issued bonds bearing 6 percent, interest, and redeem-E
able in 1846  and shortly before the period for redemption  of the principal,  and after she had neglected to
meet the interest, she notified to the holders that she j
would not pay more than ■!'{ per cent, for the arrears f-
of i! per cent., and that, instead of paving the principal,
she would force them to take new  bonds, bearing only|_
5 per cent.    To deny these facts would be impossible,
because they stand  in the archives of the Legislature.
The plan adopted, therefore, is the old one of raising a
counter charge, and a  leading Philadelphia merchant
has accordingly   come   forward  to   point  out  that the
Timet has no business to allude to the matter, because
the British Government ''deducts income-tax from the
interest of their national debt, ' and on this ground we
are warned  to pluck the mote out of our own eye before we  point to  "real  or imaginary faults"  on the
part of  "an  honest  State"  like   Pennsylvania.    To
English  readers  it   will   seem  incredible   that   such
phrases  can  be   paraded  anywhere in  print ; but  it
must be remembered that it is to communities to whom
such things  can  be  addressed   that our artisans and
others are told by discontented orators to look for happy examples such as might be realized here but for the
wickedness of our aristocratic  Government.    The  argument of the Philadelphia merchant is cupped by an
approving note  on the part of the journal in -which it
appears, and it evidently has  been accepted as a complete and triumphant purgation.    Yet the writer must
be fully aware that any country  has a right to deduct
income-tax from its public funds, so long as it is not
exceptionable, and the same tax is levied on every description   oJ' property.    If j   per  cent, were deducted
from an  income on Consols, and an income on houses
were allowed to go free, the case would then be one of
confiscation,  and  vice  verm.   So tar, therefore,  from
the tax on  Consols, as it at present  exists, being inequitable, it could not be given up without a gross outrage on tlie  first principles  whicii regulate all  such
matters.    In si'Vefal of the  American States  taxes are
levied fairly on all   classes  of property,   including, of
course, the State debts, and in the neighboring State
ot Maryland the average deduction from the interest on
the debt has for several years past been  10(1. in  the
pound.    But this has   nothing to do with refusing  to
pay  more than  £4  15s. for a debt  of £C, or to give
more than a bond worth £80 to a creditor who claims
£100.    In this practice Philadelphia shines alone, although she is outdone as far as  wholesale repudiation
goes by Mississippi, Michigan, Arkansas, and Florida,
and the most deplorable conviction is that a large proportion of the population, while they shout approval
of those who   step  forward  to  sophisticate  each misdeed, must be thoroughly aware of the hollowuess of
the performance.
BOOKBINDING  done Cluiph and   executed in the
neatest manner.   Orders left at the Victoria Ga-
'.i:tte Office will bepunctually attended to.
pwIVK.T. SERVICE at  the  above  Church,  will  be
rT""Ev'r") TT,~\k7'"lH!~R~'VF" SI /\L/    hold on Sundav Evenings at half past six o'clock.
L-L-l J-*—'       -1—'  v   ■ ■ #*»»-*■ K-,-c-*o commence on Sunday next, Jan. 22na.
The morning and eveuing services at 11   A.M.. and
P. M.. will be held as usual.
Edward Cbmgr.
The Parsonage. Jan. Kith, 1800. 41
WASTED.—A good ordinary Biding HORSE,Saddle, and Bridle.    Apply to " N," at this office.
M. BACKUS will sell at Public Auction, on account of whom ii may concern, at his sales-room,
on Vates-street. Victoria, on Saturday, tfie 25th of
February next, at 12 o'clock, noon, the British Ship
Gomklza, 521 tons register, with all her appurtenances,
as she now lies moored in Scbtck Harbor, W. T.
Terms :—Ten per cent cash on the day of sale, and
the balance on tlie Monday following, when the bill of
sale will be ready.
The Gomclza has a full poop deck, and a top-gallant
Inventory at the Auctioneer's office. janf2-tc
SP'OEBOEG   &    CO.,
Wharf Street. Victoria, V. I.
Received ex Sailing Veasels and Steamers, u general
For sale,
Washington Restaurant.
THE LORD BISHOP of British Columbia, to be
presented on Monday next, is lying for Signature
at the Bank of British North America.
SkcretarYjjwo (em.
Victoria, Jan. 28, 1860. j
From the Government Gazette of Jan. 24th.
His Excellency James Douglas, Com
pnnion of bite .Most Honorable Order id
('no Bath, Governor and Commander-in-
Chief of Her Majostyjs Colony of British
Columbia and its dependencies, Yice Admiral of the same, &c, etc.
virtue of tin Act ofParlia-
ed in the 21st and
22ml years ofthe Reign of Her Host Gracious
Majesty the Queen, and by a Commission under the Great Seat of tlie United Kingdom of
Great Britain  and  Ireland,  in   conformity
amks Douglas,Governor ofthe
ish Columbia, have been author-
TjmiEREAS, by
* * nii'iit, made and pas
To the Ftlitor of the Victoria Gazette.
Sin,—Will you have the kindness to publish the enclosed Subscription List, amounting to $234.50 being
all that has been subscribed towards defraying the expense I have been at, in erecting the light at the entrance of the Harbor, the total cost of whicii will exceed
Previous to commencing it. I was assured by numerous parties in this town that there would be no difficulty, in raising sufficient funds to pay for any outlay
that would be required. Acting on this and their
urgent solicitations, I undertook the work, and now
find myself liable for some $500.
Trusting there may still be found some persons
sufficiently interested in this great undertaking, to re-
mmember me, 1 remain, &c,
; ami
assortment of
^ ROCERIES, Boots. Shoes, Clothing, Blankets, and
Domestic   Dry floods, whicii1 they  oiler  at  reprices to the Trade,
2000 sks Golden (late Flour,
2000    "       "     Age     do,
1000    " Self Rising      do,
500 mats China Sugar,
loo hf bis N. 0. do,
loo "    "    S. 1. do.
1000 sks Beans,
l.oo bags Rio Codec,
50 Crkilis choice Buffer,
5(1 cases Bacon.
50    "    I  U. Lard.
50 chests Black Tcaf
50      "     (ircen  do,
5oo boxes Candles,
Oysters;        Chickens;        Turkies;'        Sardines
Pilot Bread ; Raisins; Chocolate;
Powdered Sugar ;        Vcasl Powders;
etc..        etc ,       etc.
50 bales assorted Blankets.
Perfumery   and   Toilet   Article^
Of relihbV qualities.
Paints-,  Brushes, Window GktSiJ, Putty ami
Rami and Boiled Linseed, China, Sperm,
Lard, Polar. Xraisfoot, Coal and
Aii Invoice Floor Oil Cloth.
ON the 10th of MARCH, 18(10, will be sold at Public
Auction,   the  Lot
t fronting Government street,
and known as the Hudson's Bay Company's Garden, if
not previously disposed of. Plan of sub-divisions may
be seen at L.D. LOWENBERG'S Office,
Government street, bet. Vales and Johnson si.
therewith 1, .1
Colony of Brit
1 by P
•ociamation 1
sued under the Public
to make  laws, insti-
, for tlie peace, order.
&e following extract from the City Article in u rc-
1 number of the London Times, will doubtless prove
sting to our readers :—
|The recent announcement of the surreptitious issue
11,000,000 of National Stock by the Austrian Gov-
Bent Mains thus far not to have  been billowed by
attempt at explanation or apology.   It must, there-
be   inferred   that   there  is   no  extenuating   plea
tible, and, indeed, it would be difficult to conjee-
iny such possibility.    The breach   of faith by the
Government   a  few  months  buck,  when   they
id  to   pay  in  specie  those  particular   dividends
were expressly  stipulated  to be always so disced, and insisted upon the holders taking paper at
of exchange  to be arbitrarily fixed at certain
Is,  greatly   aggravated  the   financial  disrepute,
was already one of the worst symptoms of the
jtion of the empire ; but this lust discovery scarcely
lower  depth   to  be  attained.    In future no
fcienl that may be put forth can be entitled to the
est   reliance, mid an especially disagreeable fea-
the matter is   that it admits of no reparation
Innot be retraced.    The only offering now to be
|p public opinion would consist in the immediate
sal of the offending Minister.    If tin1.', .step is not
Id, all future AiistrinuTdniis'should be excluded
the European Bourses, and the Committee of the
|n Stock-Exchange would perform a service to
honesty by at once setting an example in adopt-
rc(|iiisite resolutions,
{various Life As.-ui'anee-ofliccs complain of want
jiness.    This ought not to be the case in times of
rospciity, when few are  without the means  to
tome  provision for  the future.    There could be
atcr  sign of want of thrift, and it  might form a
t subject of remark on thu part of the numerous
now  addressing  popular  audiences on  social
Inomlcal topics.    As a  general rulo  it is to  be
ended  that among the majority of the  public
tial steps arc mostly taken at periods when they
the maximum of ineoiiveiiicnco.    In times  of
' and pressure the faculty of cautiousness be-
dispioporlionately  active,  nud   many aro then
ihen they have hardly sullicieut for their eur-
Ints, to repair the neglect of precautions which,
kcl at the proper period, would never have been
with any appreciable sacrifice.
vorsf financial 'sign  among  the repudiating
^f America is that whenever their dollnqtioncics
Sited noi nearly the  whole of the population, as
Hill the journals, at once endeavor to deny or
pom.    There never seems to  be even the frag-
I an independent party to denounce tlie wrong,
Jznrds, since even those who  urge the uxpedi-
I redeeming "any default commonly flatter the
Seal of tlie said Colony
ttttions, and ordinances
and good government ofthe same.
And Whereas, it is expedient that town
lots, suburban lots, and surveyed agricultural
lands in British Columbia, which have been,
or which hereafter may be offered for sale, at
public auction, and remain unsold, should be
sold by privato contract.
.Now therefore, 1 JamksDouglas, Governor
of British Columbia, by virtue ofthe authority
aforesaid, do proclaim, order, and enact; as
The Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for the time being, for British Columbia, and
till Magistrates, Gold Commissioners, and Assistant Gold Commissioners, by the said Chief
Commissioner authorized in writing in that
behalf, may sell by private contract any of
the lots and lands, hereinafter mentioned, at
the prices, and on the terms hereinafter rc-
spoctivoly stated—viz,
a. Town and suburban lots which have
been, or hereafter may be ottered for sale tit
public auction, and remain unsold, at the upset price, and on the terms at and on which
the same were ottered for sale at such auction.
b. Agricultural hinds surveyed by the
Government Surveyor, which may, or shall
have been ottered for stile at public auction, and remain unsold, at ten shillings per
acre, payable one half in cash at the time of
sale, and the other half at the expiration of
two years from such sale.
And the nurchasor of any agricultural land
aforesaid shall purchase, subject to such
rights of wit}-, and water as may bo hereafter
decbarod by some 'writing under tho hand of
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
Issued under the Public Seal of tho
said Colony, at Victoria, Vancouver
Island, this twentieth day of January, A. D. one thousand eight bun
dr'ed and sixty, and in tho twenty-
third year of Ilcr Majesty's Reign,
by mo,
t is intended by the Harbor Master to erect a light at
the South   entrance of Victoria Harbor, during this
week.    Persons  interested  in  this  are requested to
subscribe toward defraying the expense.
Steamer Eliza Anderson	
Steamer Pacific	
W". Skill', schrWild Duck	
II. Myers, Myers' Wharf	
II. W. Berry," schr Plying Mist	
I). F. Foster, schr Rosalia	
C. A. Gillinghnm, agent P. M. S. S. Co	
Victoria S. N. Company	
John T. Little, k Co , agent Victoria Coal Co
Dickson, Campbell, k Co	
Thomas Thornton, schr Amelia	
Hugh  McKay	
James Trolley	
Southgate k Mitchell	
J. Ducle Cusheon	
W. Church, Pronto	
Frank Saunders, schr  Wild   Pigeon.
W. II. Olllver	
F. Pcarks	
C. T. Allen, sloop Leonedc	
II. Collin, schr Harriet	
Lloyd, schr (let  Up  and Get	
Daniel F.lger, schr Reporter	
Suin'l Price k Co	
.lanion k Green	
J. Rogers, schr Lalla Rookh	
...S 25.00
... 10.00
... ID.00
... 10.00
...   lo.oo
...      10.00
...    25.00
...    25,00
... 20,00
.. 20.00
..    lo.oo
..     10.00
..   lo.oo
■VTBW WESTMINSTER.   A few Lots to be disposed
J^    of at the price paid at the Government Sale.
('AMPTMvNK,   lifRNIN't
eotJl Oil
and  Burl
. ifcc. Ac.
lers  executed  at  the   lowest
ptly dispatched.
1   rates,
7UU SAI.L. ev D M  HALL.
' (WO sacks F.xlru Superfine Flour,
Ml bis llaxnH do.
650 sucks Barb'y,
loo    do    Oats.
&OU mats Hatavia Bice,
In Lots to suit.'
Onion Wharf.
For sale,
0G FOUND.—I-ast week-a small itull  Tarrier fol-
owed the advertiser.-    The owner can obtain it
bv calling at the Udtelil Cilice and paving expenses.
OKI.I. Fine Bathing COI.OCNE at 75-cents per quart
RIA   PROPERTY—Improved and  Uuiin-
cd. in various parts of the Town,
For sale by SELIM FRANKLIN k Co.
nnENDERS will be received up to Tuesday, 31st Jan-
|_   nary, for the erection of a Stone House near Victoria.     Separate   tenders   will   be   required  for the
following department.; :
No. 1—Mason and Prick Work ;
No. 2—Carpenter and Joiner Work;
No. 3—Plasterer's Work ;
No. t—Plumber's and Tinsmith's Work;
No. 5—Painter's and (lla/.ier's Work.
Plans and specifications may be seen at the office of
the undersigiiad.
The lowest  tenders  will be  accepted, if otherwise
Architect, Vates-street
Victoria, January 18th, I860. td
TliF. BAY BUM at ?&eonts pOTqttoM fcotl
SELL the celebrated PR/
Quick Perfume, and I"*
VNGIPANN.Vf and'Kiss Mo'
T I0ENSED to Sell A.LCOIlOt,
-JU &e. &e.
QIXL all
their   GOODS at San  Francisco1   prie<*i|.
It E M E M B E R
N SFN'DAY next, the 29th January, three Sermons
will be preached in Victoria District Church, in
nil of the Fund or the ROYAL HOSPITAL ; in the
morning and evening, by the RlQIIT Rkv. Tuk Loud
BlsUOP of Columbia, and in the afternoon, by the Rev.
A collection will be made after each sermon.
Divine Service to commence nt 11 oclock a. m.,3
p. m., and (ij o'clock r. M.
\ PI'lic Institution has, from its commencement, in October 1K,'>8, been open for the reception of the indigent
sick of all nations without distinction. It is at present
in debt, and greatly in need of support.
Subscriptions and donations will be thankfully received by the Secretary, the Rkv. E. Cuiduk, the Treasurer, A. T. PbmbkuTON, Esq., and the otler members
ot fhe Committee.
Contributions of obi linen, clothes,  provisions, &c,
sent to the Hospital, will be gratefully acknowledged,
Victoria, Jan. 25th, I8G0. j25.ll
THE Dasliaway Association, No. 15, of Victoria, V.I.,
would beg to call the attention of residents on this
Island and British Columbia to the undermentioned
power to grant Charters, received from the Parent Association, in San Francisco.
At n meeting of the Parent Dasliaway Association,
held on Christmas evening, December 26, 1850, the following resolution was unanimously adopted.
Retplved, That the Pioneer Dasliaway Association of
Victoria, V. I., be authorised and empowered to institute
Branches and grant Charters to all branches forming on
Vancouver Island, and throughout British Columbia,
advising this Association of all charters so granted.
Further information can be obtained on application
to the Secretary.
Victoria, January IT, 1800. tc
TTTARRANT all their GARDEN, Fruit, Flower, ami
W  Kiel '       '
eld seeds to grow.
•)  <f W W fc Gallons ALCOHOL for sal*'Fyf
1 RENDERS wilijbe received, by the Colonial Secret
for deepening the Channel of the Harrison Ri
By 1 i is Excellency's command.
William A. G. Youno,
Acting Colonial Secretary.
JOHNSON STREET, near Colonial Brewery,
Skins of nil  descriptions carefully unit dalckly prepared, and made up.
Buck Skins suitable for Moccnssins,
do   - do   straining qulcksiWoi',
do do   lacing machinery belting,
Buck Skin clothing renovated.
T. J. P. has invented a process for taking the animal
smell from skins and fms.
" We have used the lacing leather manufactured by
Thos. J. Pigott, and found it superior to anything we
have used of Eastern manufatture.
Pacific Foundry, May 5th, 1858.
Buckskin and other Leathers renovated.
Furs Butight and Suld on Commission.
flu^" A Buck Skiu Graincr wanted. dl2-lc
The cost of the whole work has been estimated at
£0,0(10, and the first, portion to be executed, is a brush
dam on the eastern side of the Channel, of the length of
350 yards; breadth at base, 18 foot; at top, to feet; mid
height; 9 or lo feet.
The Government is prepare^ to make an assignment
ofthe tolls Imposed on steamers using the channel, as
part payment to contractors.
Further particulars may be obtained at the Colonial
Secretary's Office.
N. B.—All tenders must be scaled, and sent in by
the 1st of February next; nud the Government does
not bind itself to accept the lowest, or any tender.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
Victoria, V. I., U? Jan., 1800.    .
I   HAVE   removed   into   my   NEW   KIRF-rftOOF1
STORE, which is open for all.   I hope you  will
all give me a call.
1 AA BARRELS of British Columbia fresh CORNED
J\J\J BEEF, Brut quality (grown on the Company's
Farm), nod preserved with great care. To be delivered
at Liuigley.    Apply to
F. V, LEE,
Hotel de Prance.
WELLS,   FARGO,  &  co.,
OUOAXfZED'  MAV,   1852. CAPITA!,, $00o/0XK).
During the war, an.Irisn peasant, who was posted
with a musket, on duty, and had wandered a little out o
his position, was accpsted by an officer with " VVha|
are you here for?"—h Faith, your honor," said Patj
with his accustomed prin of good-humor, "they tell mi
I'm here for a century."
OLD TOM.—Swain Board &_Co. Worthington &
RUM.—Old Jamaica.
PORT.—A Superior Article in half Casks.
SHERRY.—   « " "
SOAP.—542 Boxes, 25 lbs. each, best English.
For Sale by
Corner Joimson & Wharf Street j23-lm
A Beautiful Lot of
Gentlemen's   Dressing   Robes.
Of high Finish,
A full assortment of Gent's Superfine
A New Style of
The Latest Styles of
I am now prepared to supply the numerous calls for
1 Clents'  Night  Shivts.
Call and examine at
d281W. it. roiNtER'8.
of regular Messengers, to Oregon mid Washington
Territories ami Sun Francisco, there eontrectiirg with
our interior Express to all parts of California, and to>
all parts of the United States and Cumulus, via Panama
and Tehuoatepee and Southern Overland routes;
Unsnfpnssed facilities for dispntching freight and
packages to all parts of Europe.
Shipments direct from England vte Southampton and
AspinwuII. —
Treasure Shipped and Insured at lowest rateB.
Packages and Letters received np to bifiwi.hour of
sailing. ..    »
Checks on our office in San Francisco.
Exchange on nil the principal efties in the Unite-'
States and Canada.   Also, on
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[From the Victoria Gazette of January 23.]
To the. Editor Victoria Gazette.
Slit.—As the advertisement whicii appears  in your
paper  concerning  the  improvement  of   the   Harrison
mneli   rlisRiission  amongst   our
among-t  our
River, has occasioned much discussion
towns-folk, a few remarks relative to th
may not be uninteresting.
On the 18lh instant, I wrote "to our Colonial Secretary for more full information to enable me to computi
a tender for the proposed works, when 1 was requested
to call at the Government office, whicii I did this morning. Mr. Young received me very courteously, and
explained in a frank and intelligible manner the state
of affairs, handing to me at the same time a sketch of
the rapids, and Capt. Grunt's report. This document
sets forth that it is proposed to carry a brush dam :i
feet above the present water level', for a distance of 330
yards; its dimensions to-be 0 feel high, lo feet at the
top, and 16 feet base, with trestles 10 feet apart liuely
braced, and filled in with layers of brush and gravel.
The estimated cost is £0, per running yard, being
£2,100 for this portion, and should 400 yards more lie
found necessary, tho amount would increase to £2,4uu
more. This appears to be the approximate estimate
for the whole work without dredging, tho cost of
whicii is not given.
Now I cannot agree with flic popular opinion that,
the plan is bad. and the estimate is much too high.
As the contracting parties are to be paid from the tolls,,
(to be levied over a protracted period.) and not in
cash down, I do not think the computation excessive.
But then the question arise- will such nil outlay ensure;
that the river be navigable upon the completion of tin-
proposed works ? Certainly not, and not until a "wing
wall" be constructed upon the opposite side to pen
back the water and throw it towards the centre of the
down stream. According to the natural laws of gravity, the velocity of the water will be-increased, as will
also the friction upon the sides in n much greater pro- i
portion. Can the island therefore at the terminus of
the embankment resist the additional force'? 1 should
think not. especially when the flow is exposed to much
variation from  the  melting of snow and  sudden falls
of rain.
1 Ehall again refer to this subject, meantime,
I am yours, .vc
D. G. F. Ma.CD0SA.LD
Juny. 21st., I860.
United States, that to pull a hair out of the lion- tail
is a. specific for every damaged fortune cud every
clouded fame. War is impossible ! therefore America
shows her spirit by every now and then giving a kick
to England. War is impossible, therefore England
persists in not feeling the kick, but in meeting it as a
i friendly nudge.
The other day a General Harney made himself un-	
mortal by sending a  party to invade a  British Island.]
or at any rate an island iu the British possession, andI
'regulated   by  an English justice of the  peace.    We. j
! however, were as usual (although with  a large  naval I  a
'force  at   our command)   pacific   and   pencetul,   andl
put the best construction on the act, and asked  for theilv
i reason : Reasons  were  given, but  as theywerc based J ;„
; upon the invention of a fact which had never happened.
I we, through our local  governor, most civilly intimated
that they were not conclusive.    General Harney replied
iu effect, that he accepted our apology, and would continue his occupation.   The American tail are therefore
loud in their enthusiasm for General Harney, and now
that it has been shown that the reason assigned by him
was a pure fabrication—alt excuses arc thrown aside—
and the cry is. "the island of San Juan is the key to
the Gulf of Georgia, we want, it and  we are  bound
to have it."
Shall  such puerilities  as these affect the hereditary|og
sympathies, the national  analogies, the private friend-'.;.-
-hips, and the political and commercial relations of the
two greatest nations of the  globe.    With   what  pride
do many   Americans   exclaim  •• Fuimus   Trots.''   and
with what respect and veneration   they   refer  to their
British descent'.'    No.  rather let us hold out the right , L_
baud of fellowship to that great and noble portion of
the American nation who form the bead, and join with
them if possible, in correcting a   few of the eccentricities of the tail.
•• War is impossible."
A man nami (1 Surani r, I '■  B .; a -
the hands of Carey, for -' llinga c
tie; infusions ol'  the bar.   but of
btoke away at lull speed, followed
ack Bill, fell i-
i'uil.   not
■-..    Black 1
i'bv di tectjb
Colonial Secretary's Office1
Victoria V. I., 18th November, lHol).
IJEESONS   wishing   to   subscribe to the
Victoria Gazette, arc requested to leave orders
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Ax Axr.Lo Saxon.
We copy the  followin
San Francisco Bulletin.
immary of News from the
December 8th, 18.".0.
have  European dates to the
shed for general information.
By command,
both h,t^veraTfa?rs; when Tailor  blue jacketf  The following opinion of P^"«J ^ j£
hauledBlack Bill, and won the race,to use ofliccr TaUo^ence to the transfer of real estate is herevntn pun
own words,  -it'was a  regular  steeple  chase.      T
ca.-ewas clearly  proved—lined  £10  or three  mont
imprisonment. William A. G. Youno,
££^^£^*H^& Acting Colonial Secretary-
itated belonged to the  notorious  Jones, who jr_ applications for Title Deeds to the town
kl lot-'in British Columbia have been made which
.,„„„ unfortunately, be granted; the English law,
v    ■    has ruled in HrHish Columbia since the formation
with W.  F.  1IEKBE. News  Depot, Yatc
Wharf, as we have conceded to him  the sole i
carry that paper and to furnish it to subscribers
in the  room at The  time,  au-l threatened to shoot tnVT
India;; if he tc-M where lie got the whiskey. L 1
-•'"''"•.state in land must be made by a writing, sealedjmd
'' w:l' delivered by the party transferring, and that the worU
r'"' cat,t1' heirs » should be coupled with the name of the person
,.,,i..^    lo . . ,.     •. a..    :r  ,i.i\.  iri-.i-iter   estate
Max Lost.—It is said that a white man em pi
a Farm at Rocky Point, adjoining Mr. Coot
property, has been missing for some time.    11
lecn  about three  week-  since, searching  f
j*very    exertion  on the   part    of   the  Farm
been" made   without   sue. ess.     This being  the s.
man who has disappeared from the same ncighl
C V R ED     Ft S II     M E R 011 A X T 8,
Merchants and shippers liberally dealt with.
-Tevss Cash. d5-tc
o  whom  the transfer is made,  it  any greater  cstat
ban  an  estate  for   life is  intended to pass,     the
  jorlioo. ftt tQ completc a purchase of a town lot commenced
within a few weeks, it is hoped the police authorities Mmo ^^ perg0I1) ,ultl tho rjght to the land in tut
will cause strict enquiry tube made. •  t,K> person transferring, arc both   interests in land
Philharmonic Society.—We hear with much plea,'. uirin0. the above formalities for their valid transter,
sure that the abovo Society contemplate giving th,ei,nd iu both cases the word « heirs,'   should hiuo  i.een
inceri (oueof a series) to its members next Moil,lm1.    Hence 1 am unable to issue   rown  (.rants to
V new scries will be presented this year in thub.purchascrs  who are unable  to produce a  ueca,
..:     ri .-ei.ecH-n intplv foruici -...n(.,i  m& sealed by the original purchaser lrom tlie
day.    ._ .. ^^
Society's organization. The orchestra, lately forinei
will be composed of members ofthe Society, each mem
her is entitled to a free admission and two tickets.
New Westminster. — Several improvement
talked of, among the rest nn Hotel. This establish
tiient we bear will be carried on by .Mons. Pro-per. wh
was, as proprietor ofthe Colonial Hotel, much np
proved of by all classes. We have no doubt the cou
teinplated House will prove a benefit to himself, and as
suredly will be a boon to New Westminster, where ,-ucl
an establishment is sadly needed.
Tin: Baro.uk Ska Nyjiimi.—The arrival of this vessel
whicii was  looked  for with  great  anxiety,  was hail*
with pleasure on 'I'm -day last.    It is not often that w
to record such n series of disasters as have be
cleared  from
A measure to remedy past evils shall be immediately
(Signed) George Hunter Gary.
d28      U1    '   by ROBERTSON STEWART k Co.
"garden and agricultural
No.   108   California-streot,
7*B have the largest and most varied assortment of
t- - — -
Fresh Field nnd Garden Seeds in the state. \n
• fallen  this  vessel.
oudou ou.th
■p., ,/„, Editor  Victoria •<<^,,,,..
Mti. Editor,—But recently arrived in the colony, and;
nn Englishman to the back bone. I  am yet  a decided1
enemy to all those prejudices with which John Bull, in
spite of all his excellencies i- apt   to be imbued,  and
whicii lead to a nervous anticipation of evil and dread
of our neighbors.    This appears to me to be the case
in Victoria, with regard to our American brethren, and
is too apt to lead from a difference of opinion on political subjects, to private quarrels and social disunion.
A war between England and America is impossible :
such is the conviction of every reflecting man in both
countries, and even  those wild agitators who proles-1
sionally disseminate predictiouf of evil nnd danger.- are
probably of the same way of thinking.
It  is impossible, not  only by  reason  ofthe strong1
sympathies that bind us together, not only by reason of
our  common origin, and  closely  connected  interests,
but also  from  the  awful  character  which every  one
knows such a contest would assume—a  war between
England and America wool I be almost a civil war, the
most cruel I the most relentless! the most bitter.    It
would be produced only by   an exasperation on both
sides, arisen to a pitch of national madness.    It would ,
be  marked by  an intensity  of passion  which  would
carry the combatant.-far beyond the ordinary courtesies  and moderation of a mere national contest.    Notwithstanding  any   stipulations   that   may   have   been |
made in calm  moments, the commerce ol both   conn-I
tries would become the prey  of rovers  and  pirates on |
every sea.    England's strength and  England's treasure j
would be expended in  distant expedition.- to  destroy
those glorious and peaceful  achievements of her  own
children which are now her pride.   Our factories would!
be closed, and the mouths dependant on them without ■
bread ; putting forth in our anger all our strength, we
should be defenceless amongst our  European neighbors, and  fall from  our  high  position  of co-equality
with the greatest powers in the world.
On the American side the spectacle would be one ;
of greater horror. The fair cities of tho Atlantic in j
flames, their commerce cone, and their somewhat in-1
dated system of commercial credit rent, population
destroyed—a ruthless warol slaves and masters raging
throughout the hind. Bloodshed on the sea and bloodshed on the shore, and nothing growing but fierce and
unnatural hatred.
Europe, and Asia would look on with surprise and
exultation, watching these paroxysms of frenzy between
the terrible Anglo Saxon races, wondering to see that
vast family whose expansion they had envied, whose
industrial energy they bad found it in vain to emulate,
now engaged in the mad enterprise of destroying their
own property and shedding their own blood.
These thoughts although unspoken, are present to I
every mind. It is this which produces the universal!
conviction that an event so disastrous and so purport-!
less can never be worked out by reasoning being-.
This common belief has. however been  very differently followed up  in the two countries.    It has made
England careful of oll'cuce, long suffering, prone to put
the best interpretation upon every act, eager always to j
believe that offensive words nnd offensive pretensions
occur from any other motive than that of giving offence.
We have taken every thing from America as the lawyers say " Mitiori senser," as it was once held in our
law courts in obedience to  this maxim, that to  call n
man a thief was  not. slanderous,  because  the  word
might have been intended only that the gentleman was -
a stealer of fair ladie's hearts: so we  in  our political
and diplomatic  relations  have  distorted every  thing!
that looked offensive into some less obvious but innocent meaning.   We  have said to  ourselves,  " War is
impossible, and therefore we will not suppose that our
cousins Intended to do any thing whicii  could force it
upon us."    On the otlter  hand,  the Americans  have
often arrived at the opposite conclusion from tho same
 axiom.   They seetn^o have said. " War is impossible.
therefore we may deal-with our old mother as some
not very particular folks deal with women and clergymen, insult her ami extort from her with impunity,"
This is far from being, we admit the feeling of the
respectable part of the great American people, which
has sentiments as civilized as those of the same .lasses
in Europe ; but the misfortune is that it is this feeling
which sometimes prompts the national action. The
American nation in its moments of excitement is like it
snake marking its prey. The middle part of its body
is curved up out of action, and in its spring the head is
forced forward by the motion of its tail.
We know this in  England, and allow for  it,  when
every other   mail brings   us  volumes of  grievances
which have no basis in fact, and liles of declamations
against atrocities that never  existed.    Upon all these
occasions there is much bluster in America, and some
trouble in Oowning-street, but the English public onlv
say'' War is impossible,1'and turn to some more interesting subject.   Downing-strect protests, but generally gives way.   Nominally it is the American head,
but Downing-strect knows that practically  it is the
American, or rather the Irish-American tail with which
it has to do.    These different methods of acting upon
the same convictions have now gone on for some years,
and have almost become an American institution.   If
a Yankee fillibuster should happen to be in a strait, he
invents some outrage from  u British  cruiser and becomes a hero.    If a military man  should be a little
under a cloud, he invents an aggression on the part of
an English Governor, and resents it in a spirited manner.
He aiso becomcc a hero, perhaps a President.    It
seems to be now  pretty  generally   understood   in   the
By the Golden   Gate we
afternoon of 8th December;
It is said by tho London Post to be decided that the
Congress will assemble nt Paris, on tho 5th of January.
It is certain that England has agreed to the proposal
that the Congress shall be held at Paris. Among '.he
powers which have already sent in their adhesion are
Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, and Sardinia. The
Patrie, of 5th December, says: "We are assured that
most of the European powers have given in their adhesion to the Congress.'' A dispatch dated at Rome.
on the 2d, says : " The report that the Pope had already
consented to be represented at the approaching Congress, mid that his Holiness had appointed Cardinal
Antonelli First Plenipotentiary, is without foundation.''
The principal representatives of the four great Continental Powers will, it is reported, be the following : Russia, Prince Gortschakoff; Austria, Count Rechberg :
France, Count Walewski; Prussia, Baron SchloinitB.
Martiner de la Rosa will represent Spain. All the powers
will be represented by two plenipotentiaries. The
Opinione, of Turin, confidently points to Count Cavour
as the probable First Representative of Sardinia. A
later dispatch, however, says: "There is every reason
to believe that the King would so far yield to the wishes
of Franco as to send M. favour, who is very distasteful
lo his former friends, as plenipotentiary to the Congress.
it is probable that Count Arose, personal friend ofthe
Emperor, will be named to represent Sardinia as Fit
Garibaldi, having no military occupation on his hands
promises to devote his time to the musket-fund commission.
The new Electoral law for ibc Lombardo-Sardinian
Kingdom is promulgated. The number of deputies is
lixed at UiJO, being about one to every 30,000 inhabitants. An elector must be turned 2o years, and must
have learned to read and write.
I A Turin dispatch ofthe 2d say3: The separate Government of Parma, Modeua, and Ilomagna are suppres-
ed from the 8th December. These Provinces willhavc
one sole Government with a Ministry sitting at Modena,
and a Commission and Commander of the military
forces sitting at Bologna.
The affair of the delegation of the Regency of Centra! Italy to Ifuoncompagi has been arranged to the satisfaction of all parlies. JI. Bnoncompagni was to proceed immediately to Florence, with the rank of Governor-General will extend to the command of the military
forces ofthe line, and the relation of Central Italy with
Piedmont and the foreign Powers.
The Morning Post says: •• Crowds of Jesuits are
seeking refuge in Sardinia since the suppression of their
order iu the Romagua.'' i
The Post says: " It i3 rumored that the infant Mor-
tara has been brought to Piedmont, as the movement
in the Papal Stales might have prompted a coup de main
for his rescue.
The Pays says: "The King of Naples has authorized
the laying of a telegraph cable between Gaeta and Corsica, by means of which Naples will come into direct
communication with Paris."
The Movimento of Genoa publishes the following letter,
addressed by Gen. Garibaldi to Capt.  Baggio,     Yeui-
tinn :
Dear Capt. Baggio:—I entirely concur with you in
tlie plan of an Italian crusade, and I think it a measure
worthy of a people which is resolved to reorganize
itself at all hazards. What I would not have is the title
of generalising. Say that I am with you, and that is
enough.    When you want me,  .-end for me; but let  it
then be ready for action.
Genoa, November 26th.
A complete 12-pound buttery of Sir W. Armstrong's
guns, carriages, limbers, hospital and ammunition waggons, forges, &(-.. was ordered to be packed on thejlstb
December, to be transmitted overland to China.
The Powerful had commenced shipping two heavy
batteries ot liti-poundcr gnus, with an equipment to
form u thorough siege train and requisites, to subdue
the rcsistence offered to the passage ofthe Peiho.
The London Observer says : " It is stated that an
oiler has been made by Lever, for the purchase of the
Great Eastern, of the most liberal character. The terms
are said to be .£(10,000 down, to form a working capital
to complete the ship, to charter her lor twelve months',
pay the shareholders five per cent, in advance, and lo
have "the option id' purchasing tho ship for £330,000,
being the amount of the capital of the present company.''
A special meeting of the shareholders of the Great
Eastern was called for the loth December, afterwards
postponed to the 7th January, to receive a report from
the Directors. The Chairman had intimated his intention to request the shareholders on that occasion to
appoint a committee to enquire into the affairs of the
undertaking from the commencement. All questions
of dispute between the company and the contractor are
left to arbitration.
The Daily Xetrs says that meanwhile, with a view to
provide the means for meeting the Company's liabilities,
the Hoard have arranged to raise money upon the security of the vessel, or in other words, to mortgage her.
Moody, the mate of the American ship Mary, bad
been convicted of manslaughter, for killing a sudor
named William, at Newcastle, lie had been condemned
to penal servitude for life.
The ship Neptune, for New Orleans, was run into in
the mouth of the Mersey, by u steamer. Amount of
damage not stated.
Eighty thousand pounds has been recovered from the
Royal Charter.
From an official source, the Court Journal learns
that the number of men enrolled in rifle companies was
•10,500 on the 19th November.
A meeting attended by from forty to fifty persons bad
been held at the freemasons' Tavern, for the purpese
of organizing a Loudon Irish volunteer rifle corps.
Sisinor Mortara, the Jewish father, whose child Edgar
The people of Central Italy loudly demand the return
of Garibaldi.
Count Walewski say- that France will support Austria in obtaining the recall of the Grand Dukes.
The Spanish war against Morocco was progressing
favorably for the Spaniards, who defeated 4000 Moorish
troops who had attacked their redoubt at Cueta (?)—30
Spaniards killed and -lUO wounded.
Rumors of the bombardment of Tangiers by the
French had caused a decline in French funds.
A terrific gale had occurcd in the Black Sea, and resulted in the loss of 80 vessels. The coast was strewn
with dead bodies, and the survivors were barbarously
treated by the inhabitants.
Rill Heads,
,1' ,,'ur own importations, from the best growers in tlie
United States and Europe, which we can wartantto
givo just satisfaction to our patrons.
r Our stock consists, in part of Alfalfa of Chili floret
Seed pure: Red and White Dutch Clover;' Timothy
Grass Red Top Grass: Millet: Orchard Grass.
Garden Seeds—Cabbages, Turnips, Carrots, BceU, _
Onions. Lettuce^. Radishes, Melons, Cucumbers,Tom. |
toes. Squashes. Parsnips, etc.
Seeds  put  up  in  boxes.   100   papers  assorted and
labelled   for retailing, sent to order.
Fruit  Tree and Flower Seeds.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees.
Dutch bulbous and Hop Roots.
Budding and Pruning Knives.
Garden Tools.
A liberal discount made to the trade.
(fry"- All orders forwarded   by Mail or Express, nil!
meet with prompt attention.
Address,      -I  P. SWEENY k Co. Seedsmen,
d21-:im No. lort California-st, San Francisco,
rules and regulations for the Working
IIEREAS it  is provided  by the Gold Fields Act
1859, that the Governor, for the time being, of
British  Columbia, may. by writing under bis band and
the Public Seal of the Colony, make rules and rcgnhv
tions in the nature of by-laws, for all matters  relating
to mining.
Aso Whereas, in conformity with the sa'td Act. certain rules  and  regulations  have  already .been  issued!
bearing date the Till of September, 1859.
Axu Whereas, since the issuing of such rules ex-
tensive mines have been discovered on the high level
benches, lying on cither side of Eraser River. Thompson
River, and other rivers, which benches are generally
terminated by abrupt and steep descents or cliffs, the
general direction of which is parallel with the general
direction of the Rivers.
Am> Whereas, such mines cannot lie conveniently
worked in small rectangular subdivisions, but the convenient working thereof requires a large size of claim,
and, may, in some cases, require that each claim should
reach from the cliff in front of each bench to the cliff in
the rear, or when there is no cliff in the rear then to
the general slope of the mountains in the rear.
Asd Whereas, it is also  expedient to make further
provision with respect to the regulation of claims and
to adopt one general rule for determining tho measure
of the quantity of water in any ditch or channel.
Now. therefore '   ' ^o~s DOUGLAS. Governor, kc,
Legal Blanks,
Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Agency,
T^TOTICE Is hereby given that arrangements hmti
1^1 been entered into between the Royal Mail Steam j
Packet Company, and the Pacific Mail Steamship Com-
panf, for the forwarding of treasure to the llankol
England by tlie steamships of tlie two companies,h
means of through bills of lading lo be granted by the
commanders of the ships of the Pacific Mail Steiumhip
Company, for the delivery *.o William Perry, Esq., Agent
of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, to be Hit
across the Isthmus, nnd embarked on board the ships
of the R. M. S. P. co. Ml parties who' nmy wish t
forward treasure to Eu.jpe can now do so in the mat-]
ncr expressed.
Further particulars, if required, will be made knots
on application to the undersigned.
The steamships of the n. m. s. co., depart from Ai-
pinwall twice a month, corresponding with the nrrinl
here of the Pacific Mail steam-hip co.'s steamers.
Freight on specie and  Bullion from  Panama to tktl
Bank of England, 11 2-1U) one and two-tenths, per cent j
Dupuy, Foulkes, & Co.,
Battery street, cor Pacific
English Blankets.
kc the  following  Rules  and Regulations ]
do hereb
accordingly :
I. The "mines in (be said level benches shall be
known as "bench diggings'' and shall for the purpose
of ascertaining the size of claims therein be excepted
out of the class of " dry diggings," as defined iu the
Rules and Regulations of tilt 7th of September last,
II. 'flu- ordinary chums on any bench diggings, shall
be registered by the Cold Commissioner according to
jSiich one ofthe two following methods of measurement
as he shall deem must advantageous Oil each mine, viz.:
One hundred feet square, or else a strip of land 25 feet
deep at the edge of the dill' next the river, and bounded
by two straight lines carried as nearly as possible in
each case perpendicular to the general direction of
such cliff across the level bench up to, and not beyond
the foot of the descent in the rear, and in such last
mentioned case, the space included between such two
boundary line3 when produced over the face of the
cliff in front as far as the foot of such cliff and no
farther, and all mines in the space so included shall
also form a par of such claim.
III. The Gold Commissioner shall have authority in
cases where the benches are narrow to mark the claims i
iu such mnnneras he shall think lit. bo as to include an I
adequate claim.   And shall also have power to decide
on the dill's wiich, in   his opinion form the natural
boundaries of tenches.
IV. The Coll Commissioner may in any mine of
any denomination whore the pay dirt is thin or claims
in small demand, or where from any circumstances he
shall deem it reasonable, allow any Free Miner to register two chums in bis own name, and allow such
period as ho may think proper for non-working either
one of such cltims. Rut no person shall be entitled to
bold at one line more than two claims of the legal
r-A/.c. A discoverer's claim shall for this purpose be
reckoned us oie ordinary claim.
Y. All clains shall be subject to the public rights of
way and watei in such manner, direction, and extent as
the Gold Commissioner shall, from time to time direct;
no mine shall be. worked within 10 feet of any road,
unless by the irevious sanction of the Gold Commissioner.
VI. In ordei to ascertain the quantity of water in any
ditch  orsluiet,   the  following rules shall be  observed
The water taken into a ditch, shall be measured at
the ditch bead. No water shall be taken into a ditch
except in a trough whose top and floor shall be horizontal planes, and sides parallel vertical planes ; such
trough to be continued for six times its breadth in a
horizontal direction from the point at which the water
enters the trough. The top of the trough to be not
more than V inches, and the bottom of the trough not
more than 17 inches below the surface of the water iu the
reservoir, all measurements being taken inside the trough
and in the low water or dry season. The area of a vertical transverse section of the trough, shall be considered as the measure of the quantity of water taken by
the ditch.
The same mode of measurement shall be applied to
ascertain the quantity of water running in a trough or
out of any ditch.
issued under the Tublic Seal of the Colony
of British Columbia nt Victoria, Vnn-
• : couver Island, this sixth day of January, in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and sixty, and in the twenty-third
year of Her Majesty's Reign, by me,
By His Excellency'.-! Command
Acting Colonial Secretary,
Blank Notes,
n  bales-
-Firsf Quality,
Fur 6'ale by
Red White a.n! Blue,
Wharf street, Victoria, V. I.
(Opposite Myers' ininrf.l
Way Bills,
Show Bills,
EMBERS are notified that the society will Imli
CJfl its Regular Meetings every Wednesday evening
at half past 7 o'clock, in the building next to the IV:
Office, Government street, for tlie purposes of Relienrsi,
and general business.
i9-tc Hon. S«.
JOHNSON STREET, near Colonial Brewery,
Skin- of all descriptions carefully and quickly F|
and madi
kskin and
S Bought i
other Leathers renovated.
ml Sold on Commission.
Etc, Etc,
Executed   in  the   neatest  manner,
greatest despatch,
Mixsri-.a Times."
the Office  of the "Ni
itb    the
HAVANA CIGARS, of the follo'j
ing brands, viz>
de Gigon.        Regalia Britanicft,
La Vine
Gspartero's Telcmaco
Washington Irving
La Victoria
El Volcano
El Valor de la I
El Trimnvirato
invoice of fine
Clears i-
offered for sale bd
CORRESPONDENTS foe the Victoria Gazette, in
/ British Columbia Oregon, and Washington Territory. To men of ability, the most advantageous terms
are offered.    Apply to the Editor,
Yates street,
Also responsible and energetic agents.
Dor. 1, 1850.
undersigned at very low prices, by cases, or stnal 1
The brands arc all warranted to be gennlne, »*W
pressly selected in Havana for this ™rket,by»^
Ronssct, Auger, k Co., well known importers of!»'
Cigars, in San Francisco, Calaforuia.    -    VKiS()U).
Johnson street, opposite Wlmrf^j
Cigars and CigaritOS of new brands received pcr^
Mail Steamer.
dio-tf I
The " Victoria Gazette "
Published every
Price 12.1 cento.
Seamstress and Nursery Governess
WANTED.-—An intelligent Young Woman, if*
tent and willing to till the a
can learn of n good home, and a fair sal
ing "ll_.    ,
.I l R-lw Office " New Westminster Times-
i L.S.
ADVERTISERS in the Victoria. Gazettk, will have
the privilege of advertising in the Nkw West-
minstkr Times, which now has the largest circulation
of any paper in the Colony, upon payment of one hal
extra. It is particularly requested that advertisements
i.etlv mnrk(.'d with t.bn number o
r™,. i„.  diot	
with them.    Perhaps 1 nclc
thorn to be taken  in the San Juan  waters
lly-the-by, did Brig. Gen, II
Is' title to said island?
arney   buy  the
paperling informed
lOllt to do, and so have a double  right to
mJspttted spot,    What has become of the "Tanass''
'.' not having -ecu it of laic. I was thinking it had
HE undaersigned are now receiving.a ftill »"",
^    plete assortment of line Liquors, the follow
which form a part:
Booth's Old Tom in puncheons.
Burnett's     do   in cases.
Harvey's Scotch Whiskey in Punchoons.
Holland Gin in Pipes.
Champagne Cider indibls. and kegs.
Younger Edinbro'Ale in stone Jugs,
do do in Bulk.
Allsupp's Burtou Ale     do.
Salt's do do.
Barclay, Perkins k Co.'s Bottled Portor.
Truman, Ilaiibury's do.
Allsopp's Bottled Ale.
And for sale by .
I'hinaO-l        Corner of Johnson and Government51
fault Suited,  for the   Proprietors,    every   Sai«»d*'.I
durlmLsoNARD McCt,rnK, at the Office ofthe "New (
evcuiimiiister Times," Langlcy-strcct, offYatcs-stiM'i
toria, in the Culony of Vancouver Island.


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