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The New Westminster Times and Vancouver Island Guardian Nov 26, 1859

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No. 11.J
[Quarterly (in advasob), 10s-]
[Yearly (lh aovasce), .Cl Gfl.]
Price Is.
(lI)c QEngltsI)   jprcsa
Onn ships have boon fired upon and our
seamen massacred by a barbarous ambuscade nt the other side oftho globe. Tbou-
■-iiiiils of miles iuterveuo between England
mill the Poiho, and months would elapse bo-
.'oro :ui expedition from ilii-- kingdom could
reach the scene of the late conflict. All ibis
is true, but it is only part of tho truth. Queen
Victoria 1ms a second realm in tbo East, nnd
ilmi realm is actually counterminouB with tho
territories of tho Chinese. London i> distant,
1 ui Calcutta is close at hand.    Prom tho In-
Colonial Secretary's Office.
Victorin V. I., 18th November, 1859.
The following opinion of the Attorney General with
reference to the transfer of real estate is herewith  pub-
lished for general information.
By Command;
William A. (I. Youxa,
Acting Ciiloniiil Secretary.
"VTUMEROUS applications for Title Deeds to the imm
j.^j lots in British Columbia have been mado which
cannot, unfortunately, be granted; the English laiv,
ivhich has ruled in British Columbia since the formation
of th? colony, required that every valid transfer of un
esta'u in land must be made by a writing, sealed and
delivered by the party transferring, and that the word
"heirs " should bo coupled with the name of the person
[iu whom the transfer is made, if nny greater estate
itlinn  an estate   for   life is   intended  to pass.     The
liaii I'Hjiilal an expedition could be despatched I right to complete a purchase of a town lot commenced
ii tho coasts oi' China with the crreatest easolby BOmB other person, and the right to the land in full
in tlio coasts of cliiiia with the greatest ease
-indeed, i( would be little more than a des-
rriii   upon tho  Persian or Burmese shores,
such as wc liavc recently accomplished.   But
I-1 ia our Eastern Empire well supplied willi
•troops, and could it afford the men for the
work? As it happens, our resources in this
respect are so abundant that wo have only to
make the demand. Il is even possible, such
is the plethora of our military strength out
(here, that depletion may be actually serviceable. All our difficulties in India for the last
year or two have arisen from our own armies.
.First one class of soldiers, and then another
class, has brought us into trouble, and wo arc
puzzled to bit upon a method by which levies
of various descriptions may keep each other
in check. Wo had 150,000 Sepoys, of whom
probably at least 80,000 arc still hanging
about the country, and we have now ahout
[G0j000 Sikhs, or L'unjabees, excellent soldiers,
Whose only wish is for employment, and
whose only dread is disbandment. All this
lis in Bengal alone, independently of strong
[native armies in .Madras and Bombay. But,
besides these troops, we have in India iii,(i(jii
men of the royal army. The entire force of
the Queen's troops assigned to India being
100,902 men, of whom 15,000 were assumed
[to be in depots al home. Reckoning all together, the j^governmont of India has probacy at command some 400,000 soldiers.
Even these figures, laijgo as they are, do
not Fully express the resources of our Indian
Empire. That country swarms with martial
tribes who are only too ready for the work
ol* war; they only ask for enlistment and oc-
Offer but suitable pay and treatment, and thcro is no limit to the force which
the Indian Government could raise. Wo
could send forth hordes like those of Gongis
or Attila, and might il we pleased, over
whelm the Mantchoo Tartars by mere mini
hers alone. All this time too, it has been a
puzzle to know what to do with the Sikhs,
who have rendered us such admirable service,
nit whose occupation seemed to bo gone; they
were no longer much wanted, but they had
no desire to be discharged. The old " Company's Europeans" are coming home, in the
hope, no doubt, of fresh enlistment and fresh
service, and, if it had not been for their sudden departure, a proportionate number of
Queen's troops would nave come home in
their stead. India, in short, is just now oppressed rather than protected by over-grown
armies which she cannot afford to keep. After
I a war of the most desperate, and exhausting
character, the British force in North-Western
India was now more than three times as
strong as it was before the struggle began.
This is very magnificent, no doubt, and a
grand example of our national strength, but
now is the time to turn such resource to account ; the demand and supply seem exactly
filled to each olhcr. China, rich and barbarous, though really impotent,has challenged
lour power by a sanguinary act of perfidy.
Jfndia, close at hand, is swarming with a super*
■abundant BOldiory, well disciplined, thorough-
Hly acclimatised, and anxious for employment.
■The diversion of a portion of these iirmn-
■ments to the shores of China would relieve
Hour Indian finances, ( for the < 'hine-se, of course,
■pay Urn expenses oftho war); would find our
■troops the occupation thoy desire—and would
■rapidly enable us to recover the position
^ivliicli the late miscarriage has lost us. India
is a second centre of British strength, an om-
iire in itself; and it would be strmge indeed
f, with such an empire, gorged as it is with
■soldiers, and immediately contiguous to the
Jseat, of war, we should be under any nocos-
■Mly of sending troops ou a tedious and promoted voyage from these shores. All that
ivo want is rapidity of communication, and it
Bs now again that we miss tho completion of
■th<' Indian telegraph. Had we dono as we
■night have done, London by .this time ought
0 have been only a week's post irom Cal-
In the end China must find tho money, and
(Vith these prospects our impending relations
'villi tho Celestial Empire need give us but
lttlo concern, as far as regards any drain
ipor, our resources at homo.—Times.
by the person transferring, ore both interests in land
requiring the above formalities for their valid transfer,
and in both cases the word " heirs," should have been
used.' Hence I am issue Crown Grants lo
sub-purchasers who nre unable to produce n. Deed,
signed  and senled by the original purchaser from I'm
l Crown
A measure lo remedy pnst evils shall be immediately
I prepared.
(Signed) George Hunter Cary.
Colonial Secbetahy's Office,
Victoria, V. I., 10th November, 1850.
The following opinion of the Attorney General upon
the subject of Ihe lands allotted to settlers in the Che-
manis District, is borewith published for general information.
By Command,
William A. G. YooNO,
Acting Colonial Secretary.
I AM of opinion that the contract disclosed by the
correspondence concerning the Cfaernanis settlcmcnl
contains nothing which clothes n petitioner or claimant
with the right to sell his allotment, I am further of
opinion that ihe vendor loses his claim by selling, anil
that  Ihe purchaser, from  such claimant,  would  take
j nothing by his purchase ; ami 1 would recommend that.
lat some future period, a right  lo sell  shall lie given
jto every settler who has improved ami settled his land
to a ci rtain extent, and that bona fide settlers should he
confirmed in their claims, lint in order to prevent the
land from being taken for speculative purposes  (which
I has already!occurred to a great extent.) I would suggest that the license in qul!3tion should be retained at
present, and (hat a registry of claimants should be at
onccopenod. If such a course as 1 have suggested is
taken, the speculator cannot, any more than now. hold
hi.- land without settlement and improvement, much
less sell it: he would not therefore claim, but leave to
the bona fide settler n fair proportion ofthe useful hind.
(Signed)        George Hunter Cary.
(IITIIOLESALE DEALERS and Importers of Foreign
TT    mid Domoslic Liquors, Wines, Cordials, Syrups,
juid every arliclo in this line.
r    Dealers who may  favor lis wilh  orders, may rest assured thai we will endeavor to givo satisfaction in the
[ii'iiele, and dispatch in forwarding;    Where the quanta arc Milliciciit of Foreign Liquors, we will ship in
(I, nltl-tc
milE ABOVE LIBRARY will be opened to subscrib-
| ing .Members on December 1st. It is due to
those residents in Fori Hope, who have most liberally
and kindly come forward with nionetan loans to meet
the .sum expended in the purchase of the house and
ground for the Institution, that such kindness should be
acknowledged, and my best thanks returned for the
same, as well ns for the. confidence witli which they
have met mo in my desire to promote the interests of
our town.
I now beg to subjoin the List of newspapers with
which the Heading Kooni will start, and the Hooks already selected. Those friends in Victoria nnd elsewhere, who have strengthened my hands by their aid,
received aud promised, will thus see what is contemplated, I beg to thank thein also for their good will
and help.
Any books which the owners have read  or feel inclined to give the Fort Hope Library, will be gratefully
received by me, through Ihe  Rev, 11. Dundas, who has
kindly consented to forward them.
Times, or Evening Mail; European Times; Dispatch ;
Illustrated London News; Punch; Athcnmum: New
York Tribune; Altu California; Bulletin; Colonist:
New Westminster Times.
3 vols. British Poets; 2 \ ols. MacCulloch's Dictionary;
27 vols. AVaverly Novels; -I vols. McCaulay's History of
England; 1 vol. Arabian Nights; 1 Vouatt ou Cattle;
12 vols. Shakespeare; 1 Bennett's Poultry Book; 1
Fox's Martyrs; 1 Practical Farrier; 1 Workingnian's
Companion; Aytown's Lavs; 1 Pilgrim's Progress;
I! Diary of a Physician ; 1 Wide Wide World ; 1 Heeche's
Lectures to Young Men ; 1 Twice Told Tales ; 1 Gulliver's Travels; Salsbury Plains; 1 Life of Columbus;
1 Robinson Crusoe; 1 Lainaitiue's French Revolution;
1 Russia During :i:i Year's Residence; 1 Hungarian
Sketches; 1 Love Me Little, Love Mo Long; 1 Mabel
Vatighan ; 1 History of Wonderful Inventions; 1 Agnel
on Chess; (i Modern llrilisli Essayists; I Livingston's
Travels; 1 Inquire Within; 1 Waverly Anecdotes; 3
vols. Magazines; 1 Comb's Constitution of Man; I Lay-
yard's liahylou ; 1 Irving's Sketch Book; 1 Eliza Cook's
Poems; 2 vols. Longfellow's do.; 2 Hood's do.; 20 Miscellaneous Novels—Marryatt, Hulwer, Lever, and Dickens ; 2 vols. Pendennis; 1 Birthland of St. Paul; 1
Kulnnmachus Parables; 1 Arctic Explorations; 1 Irving's Vignett's; 1 Humorous English Poets ; 1 Vale of
Cedars; Irving's Tales of a Traveller.
Terms of Subscription  $5 00
Monthly Subscription's, in advance     1 00
Honorary Members, without Entrance Fee...    5 00
Victoria, 0, 1850.—n!2-tc Hon. Secretary.
HAVE ON HAND, ami ore constantly supplied^ with
Standard ami Miscellaneous Books, comprising,
Poetry, History, Mechanics, Agricultural, Dramatic,
Cookery, Dictionaries, Bibles, Juvenile Books. Music
ami Song Books, Annuals and Hill Books, Law, School
and Medical Books, Novels, bound and in paper covers
Staple and Fancy Stationery, comprising,
Letter, Note, Foolscap, Legal, Parliamentary Brief,
Flatcap, Demi, Folio Post, Blotting, Wrapping, Ti-sue.
Hill and Bill-head Paper. Playing Cards. Blank Books,
full and halt bound—Cap, Demi, ami Medium—including Memorandums in great variety.
Envelopes, Steel Pens. Inks and Inkstands, Copying
Presses, Globes, Date Calendars, Waters; Seals, Clips,
Stamps, Racks. Drawing Instruments, Water Colors,
Pencils, Music. Paper, Violin Strings. Dominoes, Drawing, Tracing, and Photographic Paper, Tracing or Vellum
Cloth, Portfolios, Reference Files, Sealing Wax.'Chess
Men, Backgammon Boards, Slates, Mucilage, Visiting
Cards, Eyelet Machines, kc, kc, kc.
Always on hand, a Fine Assorment of
[j      pany are now prepared to execute orders for Re-
lined Loaf and Crushed  Sugars for export, at the current   prices  ruling  for  Eastern  RePned  Sugars, the
purchasers receiving the benefit of the drawba.'k allowed by the United  States Government of one and u
half cents per pound upon the quantity so exported.
Applvto BOND k HALE, Agents,
nlfl-lc 50 and 01 Sansonie st. Sail Francisco.
Ex GOMELZA, and other VESSELS.
'     proof Store, on Vntes street.
Muir i Sons' Edinburgh Ale in wood;
Burton Ale, in glass and wood ;
Dull' Cordon k Co's first  quality Sherry in glass
and wood ;
Dunlop's Scotch Whiskey in glass and wood;
Cognnc Brand.) in hlids and qr casks;
Champagne Cider;
Goshen Butter in firkins;
China. New Orleans, Sandwich Island nnd Crushed
Golden (late Superfine Flour;
Tea in 3o lit packages;
Rice, Beans, kc
Cavendish Tobacco in boxes;
Boots and Brogans;
Door Mats ;
Riding and Hunting Saddles, Snaffle and Weymoulh
Bridles, hobbles, etc., by Simpson k Nephew,
Sets  of Cart Harness^nnd  Traces.    Riding   and
Hunting Saddles, single and' double Bridles
Horse Rugs, etc.. by W. S. Simpson. Dalkeith:
M'Dougnll's Tobacco, day Pipes, in eases, 5 gross
each, 14 different qualities;
One 8 English horse-power horizontal Steam Engine, with boiler  aud connections complete,
by T. M. Tcnnaiit & Co.
Medicine Chests, by Duncan, Flocked, k Co.
Salmon  and  Herring Nets, by J. & W,  Stewart,
Musselburgh ;
Crimean Pack Saddles;
Parlor Crates.
nlO-lm Commission Merchants.
Goods received on Storage at reasonable rates.
MR. COOTE CHAMBERS begs to inform the public
that he is ready and happy to take charge
of any number of Cattle 011 his and his brother's Farm
at Rocky Point, where it is well-known Cattle aud
Horses thrive well, and the finest grazing on the Island
is to be had at the low rate of §2 50 per 111011th per
Mr. 0. has men whose sole business will be the care
of the Stock entrusted to him.
Orders for cord wood  solicited, which will  be de-
ivered in Victoria upon most reasonable terms.
For particulars apply at the office of the "New Westminster Times," nlO-tO
DICKSON,  CAMPBELL k Co., corner   wharf and
Johnson streets—
Brandy, 36 hhds Martell, Marett's and Imperial ;
Do     200 cases Imperial;
Do     IOO ditto Cognac;
Rum, 25 .' csks fine old Jamaica ;
whisky, 2 puncheons Irish;
Sherry, .'14 .', csks medium and superior ;   „
Port, 28 1     do do
Do 2:1 do   do fair;
10 cases, a choice article;
Champagne, (15 cases qts and pis;
Claret, loo cases ;
Ale, 25 hhds Bass No. 3, new brew ;
Do Burton Brewery Co., and Morice Cox k Co.
in bodies;
Porter, Morice Cox k Co., do.
WHOLESALE and Retail Dealer in Hardware,
Agricultural Implements, Bar Iron, Steel and
Iron-Mongory, and stove and Tinware of every description. Class and Crockery Ware, Wood and Willow-
Ware, &c.
Begs to inform his friends and the public that he
has the large-it assortment of the above on this island,
which he oilers for sale at the lowest rates.
October 4, 1850. ol-'lin
Wadilington-strcet, near Yatcs-slrcet.
THIS HOUSE has been newly filled up and entirely
renovated, and is conducted on the European Plan.
The TABLE will be supplied with the best the market
Board and Lodging ,  $" 00
Single Meals     0 50
The travelling public arc requested to call.
olO-lm John Nicholas & Co.
***/ w \i'\ Ilavauna Cigars, (choice brands.)
t)UUU 20,000 Manilla Cigars.
10,000 do        Cheroots.
October 25th, 180. lm
rtrillE UNDERSIGNED invites  the attention of the
travelling   public,  and  strangers  in    particular.
under the present management, on the first day
of January, '50, as a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL, in every
The Lesseer.nd Manager, with a delicacy not wishing
to encroach upon the merits of other houses, cannot
but recall the marked favor with which his enterprise
has been received by a discriminating public, in a constantly increasing patronage of the lirst respectability,
showing conclusively the superior mode in which this
hotel is conducted.
It is contiguous to nil of the most popular places ol
amusement, the principal thoroughfares, the fashionable promenades and steamboat landings ; thus rendering
it at all times, the most Desirahlr Stoitino Plack for
Families and Single Ge.nti.kman. during their stay in
San Francisco.
Single rooms, with full board, S2.50 per day.
The "International Hotel Coach" is in attendance at
all hours, to convey Passengers to and from the Hotel,
lor $1.00 each including baggage. olg-tc
PIERRE PRATT, Deceased. Information wanted as
to the next of kin to Pierre Pratt, a supposed native
of Aubenas, Department Ardeche, France, who was
accidentally drowned whilst attempting to cross the
river in a small canoe, about three-quarters of u mile
above Cayoosh. Deceased had been working ou
the river.
Communications  to  be   addressed  to the Colonial
Scrctary, Victoria, Vancouver Island.
1]*10R several weeks past Divine Service has been ce
' ebrated every Sunday afternoon at a room in
Esquimalt, which has been lent for the purpose. This
however, is only a temporary arrangement. It is now
proposed to erect a room for the celebration of service
on Sundays and other occasions; which room may also
be teed during the week as a Class Room for Children.
There nre several children in and about Esquimalt, who'
are unable, during the winter months, to reach cither
Victoria or Craigilower. Arrangements will be made
for their instruction during the week.
The regular celebration of Divine Service, and the
weekly instruction of the young, are much desired by the
inhabitants of the district, and must tend to benefit
Esquimalt nnd its neighborhood, temporally and spiritually. A piece of hind has been given for the building of the school room, and another piece for the subsequent erection of a Church, subscriptions aro still
needed for the completion of the school room, and till
are invited to contribute who desire to forward a good
Chaplain to the Bishop of
Columbia and Vancouver.
The following subscriptions have been promised:
His Excellency Governor       Judge Cameron  $25
Douglas,C.'B $20    Dr. Ilelmcken 10
Rear Adiu'l Bavncs, C.B
Messrs. Howard k Davis25
Cnpt. Hornby, R.N	
. 5
Capt. Cossctt, R.E	
Mr. Ford 	
1. 5
. 7
Capt. Fulford, R.N	
Collected at Esquimalt
Mr. W. Smith	
E. Hammond King, ...
Captain Hornby, R. N.J
Collection at Esquimau.
HE   undersigned  offer  for   sale  MnrtelTs  Brandy,
Dark and Pule in half pipes, Booth's genuine 01*5
Toin in puncheons,.
Swaine, Boord, & Co's Old Tom-, in puncheons.
McKenzie A; Cos do do        do
Stewart's Scotch Whiskey do        do
—Hullnnd Gin,■'•St. Nicholas brand,'' in pipes.
Irish Whiskey, in barrels.
AIlsop's Burton Ale. also in hulk.
London Ale ami  Potter, iu glass 4 and 1 doKCW
II. Brett & Co's Ginger Brnnd'y, iiv cases.
Wurtliington's aud Swaine, Boord. A Co's OW Ton*
in cases.
Wolfe's and Voliner s Schnapps, in cases.
Claret Wine, in cases.
Orange ami every description of Bitters.
loi hhds. of the finest Burton nnd Scotch Ales.
Younger k Son's celebrated Jug Ale.
Ciller, in bbls, half bbls, eases, kc, kc
And a variety of goods suitable to the trade.
Johnson St., near GovonMiicnl,
ol-lm ?,nd- at New Westminster.
ICKSON,  CAMPBELL k Co., corner Wharf ami
Johnson streets—
Sheet Lead ',
Pipe Lead ;
Galvanized Iron for Roofing:
Galvanised Buckets;
Hardware,, an assorted invoice ;■
Tinware, do
Cement and Lime;
Gunpowder, best Rifle f
Blasting Powder;
Post Office, A'ictoria, V. I.,
October 22, 1859..
THOSE MERCHANTS or residents who would desire the advantage of private boxes at the Post
Uilicc, available at all reasonable hours to the owners,
and who would Iw willing to pny Ten ShilTirtgs per
Quarter, finding their own locks in the first instance,
are requested to subscribe their names at the Post
Office or communicate their wish to me 111 writing, ns
1 am desirous, in devising a new Post Office, to make'
provision for, if possible, affording the public 11 facility
much approved of in New Vork and other American
Acting P. M. General.
Vancouver Island- Colony,
August 18th, 1859.
ON" and after Thursday, the 1st September next
30,000 acres of AGRICULTURAL and MINERAL
LANDS, recently surveyed at Nanaimo, will be sold nt
the Land Ollice, Victoria, on the usual terms. If nny
case shall thetfcbecur of two or more persons wanting,
to purchase tho-eamc Land, such LamtAtiU at puce bo-
put up to competition nnd sold to the highest bidder,
Colonial Surveyor,
fTlENDERS are invited for BILLS in sums not less
-L than £250, drawn on the LORDS COMMISSIONERS
of Her Majesty's Treasury, London.
September 7th, I859, Treasurer.
WCAPEL MORISON begs to acquaint the public:
, of British Columbia and Voneo'iver's Island,
that he has established the above office, for iho purpose
of facilitating the introduction of capital to Iibor, and!
as 11 means of assisting persons desirous ot finding
Employment on arriving iu this colony.
The extreme utility of such a medium ns a registry
ollice in newly settled countries, has been abundantly
proved by the success- (hat has attended their formation in Canada, Australia, and other British colonies,
and the necessity of such nn establishment here, has
become a mutter of vital importance.
For all further particulars, apply at the office of tho
" New Westminster Times."
October 25th, 1850. oc25-tc
JBEGG, practical Gardener and Nnrscry-mnu, having
obtained tho agency for the sale of Fruit Trees from
0111c of the best Nurseries in Oregon and California,
will be happy to supply farmers and others with the
choicest descriptions of Fruit Trees, ut 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 ollice of the " New Westminster Times."
N. B.—Gardens, Orchards, and public parks, will be
laid out 011 the best principles, and most reasonable
terms. The fall is the proper season for planting out
trees. sl0-3m
A S S A V  O I* F 1 C E,
Vales street,
Third door above Freeman k   Co.'s Express, Victoria, V. I,
description, promptly   nnd faithfully made, and
returns given within six hours, in Bars or Coin, at the
option   of   Ihe   depositor.     ADVANCES   MADE   ON
COLD DUST FOR MELTING.   Wc would respectfully
solicit from Miners and Dealers their patronage,
As vouchers fur the correctness of our Assays, wc
refer with i.nrmission to the following Bankers, who
forccarly three years have shipped Bars Assayed by
us (in California,) to Europe and the Eastern States ;
B. Davidson, San Francisco; Kathf.r k Cntnicii, San
Fruuiiteco j TaiiI.ant &, do,; Aiiel Guy, do.;
Parrot k Co., do.; Wells, Fargo, k (Jo., do., and Freeman & Co.'s Express.
Also, by special permission, we refer to the Bank ol
Brsh North America, in Victoria.
olO-tc MAUCHAND, Jr., k Co.
FUMKRV, kc, kc,
I7I0R SALE, Wholesale and Retail, nt lowest rates, by
For Sale, at lowest rates, by
T/ANriLEY Bros.
For Sale, at lowest rates, by
Langley Bros.
For Sale, at lowest rates, by
s-tc LiVNgley Buos.
milE ABOVE RESTAURANT on Government street,
I    between Yates and Johnson streets, having been
thoroughly refitted, is now preparedto supply the wants
of all its old customers and such new ones ns may be
disposed to give it a trial.
The tabic is always supplied with every delicacy in
season, together with all tho substantial requisites for
good living.
Excellent Cigars nlways on hand. n8-lm
17OR SALE.—Por ship " Gomelza," fro-n London.
'    The following materials, kc, yet unsold;
1T3 bundles BBII best 18 and 20, 20 and 24, shoct
5000 best Firo Bricks;
16,000 best Viscountess Bangor Slates ;
And a few cases of best English Ale and London
Applv to
Master on board;
Victoria, Nov. 1850, nl2-tc
Importer and Dealer in Me3srs. Davis' and Jones'
L. Atkinson's Improved Shoulder Scam Patern
SHIRTS, ot Philadelphia.
JUST received tho latest styles of BALTIC SHIRTS
direct from  London.     Also,   a   fine   lot of pure
Baltic Stockings and Hose, gent's Shaker Flannel, Undershirts and Drawers.
A mngnificent assortment of gent's silk Scarfs-,
A full  assortment of gent's superfine   Manchester
Opposite the Bank of B. N. A.,
VICTORIA,    V.   I.
He is now prepared to offer the larirest assortment of
over exhibited in Victoria, comprising all tho
latest styles of tho celebrated Davis and
Jones superfine patent white and colored   SHIRTS.
And  is receiving by every  steamer those   beautiful
BYRON SHIRTS of all sixes, running from 13 to 20
inches around the neck.
Ladies should call soon and examine those superior
Orders sent through Express—by sending the size o
the neck for Shirts, we will guarantee to fit.
I shall receive Fresh Goods by every arrival from
Ladies and Gentlemen's Kid GIotcs.
Business hours from 6 A. M. to 10 P. M.
TOWN LOTS, in various quarters, and fanning lands
for salo. Money to loan on real estate, in town.
Debts collected, Accounts and Average Statements
adjusted. s24-tc
Slipping   Intelligent.
Nov. 10—Schr Marion, Boycc, Sooke.
Schr D L Clinch, Bunker. San Francisco.
Str Eliza Anderson, Wright,-New Westminster.
20—Sloop Wrighton, Thorn. Bellevue.
22—Str Otter. Mountt, Nanaimo.
Str Wilson G. Hunt, Welch, Port Townsend.
Str Eliza  Anderson,   Wright. New   Westminster.
Schr Cadboro. Bolton, Nanaimo.
Schr Black Diamond, Dwyer. Port Townsend.
Schr Wild Pigeon, Saunders, Port Townsend.
Schr Langley, Dolholt, Nanaimo.
Schr Nanaimo Packet, Walker, Nanaimo.
Schr Harriot, Collin, Port Townsend.
Sloop P J Kvans, Evans. Belfcvnc.
Sloop Young America, Sales. New Westminster.
Sloop Rooster Boy, McGregor, New Westminster.
23—Str Eliza Anderson, Wright, New Westminster.
24—iSloop Leonede, Allen, Port Townsend.
Schr Amelia, Thornton, Port Townsend.
Schr Alary Anne. Jones, New Westminster.
Sloop Gct-up-nnd-Got, Lay, Porl Townsend.
2j—Sloop Comet, Simpson, Bellevue.
Nov. 1R—Schr Eclipse, Barrington, Porl Townsend.
Sloop Midnight Cry. Peel, Port Townsend.
10—Str Eliza Anderson, Wright, I'orl Townsend;
Sloop Gratitude, Mi I'hin, Eaunimo.
20—Schr Marion, Boyle, Looke.
21—Brig Maniiclhi, McGregor, Port Townsend.
Schr. II. 0. Page. Oburg, Porl Townsend.
22—Str Wilson (1. Hunt, Welch, Porl Townsond.
St Eliza Anderson, Wright, New Westminster.
Schr Langley, Dolholt, Nanaimo.
Schr Carolcua, Jones, I'orl Townsend.
Sloop F Sherman, Whitford, Port Townsend.
Sloop David, Lane, New Westminster.
24—Sir Labouchere, Swanson, San Francisco.
Schr D L Clinch, Bunker, Port Townseiul.
Sloop Rooster Boy, McGregor Port Townsend.
Schr Mary Ann. Jones, Nanaimo.
Schr Colonist, Thaiu, New Wcstminster-
25—Selir Harriot, Collin. Port Townsend,
Sloop Comet, .S'liiu.-oii, Bellevue.
On London Iliil. per American Dollar
" San Francisco 1 per cent, premium
11   "       "   (per Wells, Fargo & Co.) land lVf-lcpm
" New York  none offering, i
"    "       "    (per Wells, Fnrgo & Co.) 5J per ct.prin.
Cohl Dust is bought here for cash at $la"50@SlG 00.
In trade it rates generally al $10.
,] OB   PR I XT INC,
etc., etc., etc..
Executed   iu  the   neatest  manner, and   with    the
greatest despatch, at the Ollice   of Uxc " New Westminster Times."
O.s'B Inch, ou under,—One insertion,	
" " One month,	
11 " Three months,	
" " Six months,	
Two Inches, or less,—One insertion,	
" " One month,	
" Three months,	
14 " Six months,	
Foun Inches, or less—One insertion	
' " One month.	
'. " Three  mouths,	
lnisheen long known that "tho Chief Com-(contemplated  projects lor next sens,,,,, and
niissioncr has been opposed to His Excellcn-1what means are to ho made available for envoy, and had the former profited by the siijir-
loeal  knowledge of the Governor, ami
i*i or
lying them out.
And foremost, will he the enquiry, to whom
heartily co-operated witli him with regard toljs tll0 Department of Lands and Works to he
he construction of roads and other M*orks in;entrugte(1?     To permit Colonel Moody  to
British Columbia, that Colony would have
presented a different aspect at this period;
it is further said that Mr. Brew, a practical
man, in whom the miner's had much confidence, resigned his Cold Commissionership,
because he possessed no power to carry out
and continue his views, and from his sug
gostions being unattended to; the Treasurer also, and Col. Moody, arc on any
tiring   luil     satisfactory   terms.      Indeed,
continue at its head, after a long trial and
complete failure to achieve any one practical
work, is perfectly preposterous. Of his utter
incapacity for [the post, not only must the
Governor and the Government officers he
thoroughly convinced, hut the puidic are almost unanimous in their opinion of his un-
suitabloncss for the position.
The  question, however, first to  be  con-
porhaps the Colonial Secretary, TroasurerJsiderod, sottingaside that of a successor—for
and Mr. Hamloy, aro the only officials who j it >* perhaps, in business, wcllt:tp bo off with
are working in downright concert and confi- ono love ere we < sidor a new—is how soon
donco with each othor, but this may bo attri-is th" public to be assured thai Colonel
huted In (he assiduity and urbanity of Mr. Moody coasos to he in a position to misapply
Young, the experience and iihilily of the Trea- the labor of the splendid force at his eom-
suror, whoso services as a member oftho coun- mand, and to waste, as he has already done,
eil of Sir Henry Ward, ono of the most talented largo sums of money in a fancy camp of no
and valuable Governors that ever ruled oxqy\practical utility.
To hesitate now, is io lose next summer,
the man who is to conduct the Lands and
AVorks Department should be at once installed, that the preparations wo havo alluded
to may be commenced at once. Life is (oo
short and the interests ofthe community aro
too great to permit of the hard-working pioneers of the Colony, and the capitalists who
have invested in it, losing another year, and
another year will as assuredly be lost to us
all, as was this, if Colonel Moody, of the
Royal Engineers bo permitted to retain his
present position.    Painful, therefore, as is the
any of Her Majesty's Colonies, are so well
known to us and all those acquainted with the
history of Ceylon during Sir Henry's administration, that we feel no hesitation in asserting that no man of business habits could experience the least difficulty in working with
him; and, to tho zeal and efficiency of Mr.
But, this is not the general harmony to be
desired, and only by assembling a Council
can it be obtained.
As regards those hospitalities, it is almost
accounted a duty in other colonies for the
chief public servants to dispense, and out" cor
respondent is equally correct.   The influence 1 duty^ we have no alternative, but in the name
of the public to demand an early consideration
of tho expediency of a change.
of such entertainments, if by gentlemen and
gentlewomen, can scarcely be over-rated—
there is more importance in the notice that
Lady so-and-so gave a ball on sueh a day,
and in tlie grants for table money to ambassadors, admirals, &c, than many may sometimes suppose, and instances have occurred
within our experience, of Governors and
others forfeiting their posts because they
failed to expend their salaries in a manner
befitting their position; as a hint, furniture
focal intelligence.
British Colombia.—The news from the mining regions during the past week hns been of a most, satisfactory ninl encouraging nature, and fully justifies our
oft repeated assertions of the ill-estimated value of the
latent resources of British Columbia, As a gold producing country its value is now becoming apparent,
every fresh arrival bringing intelligence of new discoveries, and the quantity of gold brought down by
the miners nnd expresses proves beyond a doubt that
gold seekers have, on an average, earned better wages
than those cither iu California ot'Austrnlia. except in the
Advertisements of larger dimensions, or for longer
periods, as per agreement.
Advertisements in tho "Business Directory," not
exceeding three lines, £1 4s. per quarter.
P. Her: ing, New Westminster.
S. T. Tilley, Fort Hope.
D. W. lliggins, Fort Vale.
Coxon & Co., Port Douglas.
Ij)c ttelu ffitetimnstcv (Times.
SLilNCE the appearance of an article on the
subject of the unfortunate differences and
squabbles which during the past few months
have been so frequent amongst officials and
others in these colonies, it has been urged
upon us that they may be ascribed to two
causes. One, the non-existence of a council
of consultation for British Columbia, at which
the various chief Government officers might
meet and resolve on the greater measures and
the general organization of the Government.
The other, the absence of that scries of entertainments by the chief officers of the colonies, which so much tends to establish a
proper tone in society, nnd to facilitate business with the community.
Tlio justness of our correspondent's views
must be admitted, and tlie formation of a
council Ave shall not cease to advocate until a
council is established; for, not only, as we
have frequently stated, are the people seriously discontented at its non-existence, but
if report be correct, tho government officers
are certainly not working in that harmony
■which is essential to good Government.   It
ness, the common questions of the day.
There, in a friendly and social manner, after
tlie day's official toil, a secretary, or a treasurer may glean public opinion from the intelligence of tho peoplo. There, feel the pulse
on contemplated measures, and by discussing
them without restraint, acquire valuable information to the saving of errors when pen
has to be applied to paper to frame a law.
But admitting this fully, Ave can scarcely
urge tho subject upon the attention of the
Government officers, Avhilst most of thorn arc
so under paid, that if family men, they can
scarcely keep up the appearance of common
decency, much less that of their position.
Though avc should begi-atified to sec periodical invitations issued in good English fashion
by the wives of tho chief officials, yet it
would be unjust to expect such a thing when
tho Secretary and Treasurer only receive
XoOO per annum. Nor could the Judge,
though a bachelor, do much on £800 a year;
as to the Collector of Customs, on £-100, he
is on the level of a clerk in his emoluments.
With the exception of tho Governor, avIio,
we believe, receives £3,000 per annum, and
Col. -Moody, Avhose appointment is with
house, hordes, servants, and rations, and
£1550 in money, Avorth little less than£2500,
it- is impossible for tho Colonial officers'to entertain, and avo can but regret that a revision
of salaries is not at once undertaken, for in
the present critical state of the Colony, it is
false policy and false economy to so underpay our sei'A'ants that they must omit any
one means, bo it of the lighter character
indicated, for rendering themselves efficient
guardians of our interests.
Between this time and the spring, there
remain but four months during which all
plans for the coming year should not only be
considered but organized, in order that on
April 1st, tho AVorks intended to bo prosecuted in British Columbia, should be commenced in full force. \Ve cannot afford that
I860 should be lost to us, as has as been 1859,
by the Lands and Works Department We
may therefore fairly consider, Avhat are the
Tub Stabbing Case.—On Wednesday last lhe prisoner
Troiiette was brought up before Justice Pemberton,
and the following information was sworn to by Mr. A.
Waddington. ''On Tuesday evening November loth, or
thereabouts, I dined at Madame Benoit s in company
with ten or twelve persons of whom one was a lady. At
the end of the dinner a slight discussion took place near
me between Mr. St. Ours nnd Mr. Troiiette, when the latter rose upaiid smacked Mr. St. Ours in the face, to which
Mr. St. Ours answered by striking him on the head with
a bottle; they then immediately closed—Mrs. Troiiette
shrieked and tried to separate them. Mr. Benoit attracted by the noise, now came into the room, seized Mr.
Troiiette from behind around the body and drew Ji'in
back against the wall, they struggling together at this
instant. Mr. Troiiette who was exasperated, and his
whole face covered with blood, suddenly drew out a
bowie knife and stabbed Mr. Benoit behind bin in the
adbomen near the groin. Mr. Benoit exclaimed that he
was wounded and eft hold of Mr. Troiiette, who darted
forward onto Mr. St. Ours, whilst Mr. Navarre, one of
the hoarders, attempted in vain to slop him and go! his
hand cut. Mr. St Ours, who wns standing ununited
near me, dodged tho blow nnd ran by me followed
by Mr. Troiiette, who then turned at me with his knife,
and to whom 1 lirst opposed tny list, and then seeing the
danger, lifted up a chair with both hands to slop him,
begging him not to kill me. The bar of Ihe chair parried the blow, so that 1 only received a small cut down
the forehead, 1 then el ised with him and seized his
right arm when Mr. Thornton, who was on the othor
side oftho table, seeing the danger, knocked hill' down,
with two violent blows wilh a chair on the head, lie
was then secured. After Ibis Mr. Benoit showed several
of us his wound, which penetrated the outer envelope of
the bowels about half the depth ofthe thumb nail.'1
Other corroborative testimony being adduced, the prisoner was committed to lake his trial al the coining assizes, aud was bound over ill £100 and two sureties ol
L'."iil each to appear.
It is currently reporlod that Selim Franklin, Esq.,
intends coming forward ns a candidate for the suffrage
of the electors of Victoria town. Being a man of education, business habits, and independent principles, we
shall heartily rejoice in seeing him elected.
Thanks.—To Mr. Ballon, the enterprising and obliging Fraser River Expressman ; Messrs. Wells. Fargo,
k Co., and Mr. .1. Sullivan, of S.iti Francisco, for
numerous favors.
" PebsoxaIi."—Most, of the comments upon individuals,
in the Colonist of last week, come under this category,
more especially those particularly unnecessary and uncalled for ones having reference to Judge Cameron, and
Mr. Attorney General Cary. When will our cotempo-
rnry learn that the proper method of gaining a desired
object is by the use of fair and sound argument rather
than indiscriminate and inapplicable abuse'.'
Salt Spring Island.—We learn that il is contemplated establishing a post ollice at the above island. The
necessity of such a convenience being afforded to the
settlers was set forth in our columns ns far back as
tho 2-lth September, nnd wo are hippy to find flint"
steps have been taken to carry out our suggestions at
once Why not let the Justice of the Peace, who is
now at San Juan, go to this island? His presence
would bo of much value to the settlers in many respects, nnd wo presume he is no longer required at San
Jnan. There certainly ouglil to be some authority on
an island where there are 40 bona fide settlers, and a
rapidly increasing number of immigrants, as at Salt
'■.*' mi
chants should be taken from their houses ud I
a warrant, brought like felons through the to*
and compelled fo give heavy bail, and then to be n-,"-
with the argument that because they have given baa
they are, by the proviso of the 244th sec, debarred tret
having their case investigated by a jury in a suui-ri,,!'
court, an option conferred upon them by the former tap
ofthe section. He ridiculed the argument ofthe AttornV
(leu. as to the intention ofthe person who drew the act of
1H53, and concluded a long nnd impressive nrgumcni
with calling upon his Lordship to make the ruleabso
Mr. Wight followed ably on the same side.
T-fec Attor.icy General rose to reply.
Mr. Ring said that it was contrary to all practices
allow a reply upon his reply. The Attorney Ocnenl
insisted upon it as a right. His Lordship said that ai
it was a novel case, h«' would hear the Attorney Gen.
eral.    Mr. King, if SO, I shall claim theright of rejilvin
The court then adjourned ; and ou Wednesday au
o'clock', the argument was resumed.
The Attorney  General  argued  with  ingenuity i
ability, urging under the 183, the magistrates' court *„,!
a coill'l of record.
Mr. King replied—commencing by reading from Area
hols Practice, the rulo ns to the order of argument ji
sueh a case, that it is definitely laid down that th,
parly obtaining Ihe rule nisi has the reply. It*,,
therefore grossly irregular in (he Attorney Centralt.
claim it. As to Ihe argument from 183, the answer wm
I That the section does nm Buy a court of record, orinj
'-••lit of record, but the court of record, tho emphatic
court, ie. your Lordship,B court and no other; there tin
penalties are directed lo be sued for. and in your Lord.
ship's court thoy ought lo have been commenced,
Mr. Wight then followed and dwelt forcibly upon Hi
true construction lo be put upon the 200 section.
His Lordship then delivered a long and very nl.
judgment in which he reflected severely upon their.
regularities of lhc proceedings in tho magistrate'!1 court
and the imperfections upon the face of them; coticlod-
ing by making Ihe rule Absolute as prayed for.
Mr. King applied lor costs.
The Attorney General opposed, saving that, ns the aitL
was of difficult construction, the magistrates oughtloU
Mr. King That argument help.-my application, V.
cause the magistrates ought to have called iu tho aid tl
counsel to guide them iu acting under a difficulty, anl
not having done so they must take the eotlat-f
quinces, and Ihe lesson will be a wholesome one.
His Lordship reserved hisjudgment ns to costs.
is  found them  for their   reception   rooms.\,^ |mln,ics1t dil-vs ot theso countries' infancy.   We
"• have been  shown some very  line specimens ot  course
ami so, it is expected from the .superior offi- gold, which has formed part of the ''pile" of a success-
,   jful miner, an old settler of this colony, and  procured
Cers, each in his  rank, that he  shall   Sustain from a "bench" about one hundred feet from the banks
his position ; not without good reason either.!oftlie Thompson River.   TJicgoldis iu scales of large
I size, one piece weiguingovcr j dwts.    the miner stated
for at the dinner tabic may he discussed with ] that  the flat is very extensive,  and can be worked for
  „, „   ., •    ,_    ■ . , f,     ■   eight months in the year; there being room for thou-
merchants, agriculturists, and men of lmsi-1 ^ of mincrs ^ lo^lity    The cfeplh of the dig-
gings, as yet worked, ^averages from four to ten feet;
The increased size of the precious metal, as it is now
being brought to light, proves incontestable the richness
of British Columbia iu mineral wealth, notwithstanding
the continued croaking of interested parlies to the contrary,
as well as Ihe undoubted proofs of dry diggings, which
are evidences of great value, shadowing as yet but dimly
forth the future prospects and greatness of this colony.
This statement is fully confirmed by all the miners now
arriving from the river, as we are acquainted with
several who left here scarcely six months ago, for the
diggings, and have now returned with their pockets full,
having made many a good pile. AVe are assured that
$10 and 15 per diem is the average result in these diggings; and wc cannot but anticipate, in the spring, that
we shall have a rush of more miners than ever. On
Thursday previous to ihe sailing of the Labouchere,
gold dust was quite a drug in the market; there not
being sufficient coin iu the town to buy it up! Many
persons appear to regret the miners leaving for California ; wo are among those who do not; for when our
American brethren seethe miners from British Columbia returning with their pockets so well filled, it will
add greatly to our repute as a gold producing country,
and have the effect of dispelling those illusory ideas,
which, we arc sorry to say, our friends across the water
have been the first to promulgate of the country " caving in."
The steamer Eliza Anderson which arrived on Thursday, from New Westminster, brought down about
$100,000, Bullous Express having $16,000, and the remainder being in the possession of the 200 miners who
came down by her. The miners speak in most Haltering terms of the Qhesnol river diggings. About 1500
miners remain in British Columbia, many of whom
purpose wintering on the Lower Fraser. Supplies are
going up through the Canons in canoes, in considerable
quantities. The Lower Fraser is now almost clear of
ice.    Mount Baker is said to be in a state of eruption.
Major Downic (whose report will be found in another
column), is coming down from Fort Alexander. The
miners who were at Xew Westminster waiting for a
pas'iage to Victoria, held a meeting to protest against
paying ten dollars for a passage. They offered to pay
$") or charter the Gov. Douglas. The proposition was,
however, agreed to.
Esqum'alt.—Capt. Cosset (Treasurer), has been requested to come forward as a candidate to represent
Esquimalt, town district. We should be glad to see a
man of Cnpt. Gusset's practical ideas and colonial experience in the new House—and we. trust that he will
not fail to respond to the wishes of the large, Influential
body of electors, who have had sufficient discrimination to discern in him those qualities which a legislator
for a new colony should possess ; and by all means let
us have educated men if wo can get them.
Assay Office.—Wc hear that an assay department,
for these colonies, is in course of preparation in J'Jng-
Capt. Grant, R. E., had returned from Douglas to
Langley, where il is reported he will remain during
Ihe winter. There was no truth in the report of Messrs
Travaillot and Elliott being drowned.
Lectures.—Wo understand that Dr. Dixon, late
coroner of the city of London (0. W.,) contemplates
delivering a series of lectures upon several scientific
and useful subjects. Tho terms in which the Canadian
journals have commented upon some, previous lectures
of the Doctor justify us in expecting a treat of no ordinary character. The subjects lo which Dr. Dixon
purposes directing his attention in the first rnstaiire
arc—"Longevity,"—"The Doctor and his patient," or
the relationship which each sustains to each iu tlio sick
room. Tho "science of medicine, mental culture" ; the
advantages of a liberal education, kc, kc The fi rst
lecture will probably be delivered next week, of which
due notice will be given.
(Before His Honor Judge Cameron.)
The Attorney Gen. appeared on Monday to shew
cause against a rule for a prohibition, to stop proceedings before the magistrates, in the Excise case, which
we reported in our last number. He bad already commenced bis argument when our reporter entered the
court. Ilc chiefly relied on the 20fith section of the
Customs Consolidation Act of 1853, to justify the issuing of a warrant before information upon oath that,
the defendants were about to abscond, lie dwelt upon
the 20:ird section, which points out that proceedings
may be commenced by AVrit, of Subpoena or Capias,
as lhc first process iu the superior courts at home.
That the mode of procedure in the colonies is the
same as in the courts in England: that proceedings
before the magistrates were quite consistent wilh tlie
183rd section, which directs the procedure in the colonics to be disposed of in the court of record, or of
vice admiralty—and he called upon His Lordship to
discharge iho rule for a prohibition upon a general
view of the whole intention of the act, and that the
intention of Ihe gentlemen who drew the act was manifestly in support of his argument.
Mr. King (in reply)—I am here to nsk your Lordship
to make this rule for a prohibition absolute. A great
deal has been said by the learned Attorney General as
to the construction to be put upon the various sections
of this act to justify the course which he has taken,
but I must express my surprise at finding that gentleman hero at all to oppose this prohibition, because he
gave a distinct, promise before the magistrates that he
would give every facility towards carrying this case up
to a superior court, but instead, he meets mo here today with special pleading in order to get out of the
moral responsibility in which he has placed himself.
Nothing but the most imperative duty of hiwcan justify him. Where is it? I challenge, him lo point it
out, and failing this 1 cannot understand that the
learned gentleman intended to give his full aid in
good faith to carry the proceedings to a superior court,
when to-day lieuses nothing but a uretclieil system
of special pleading in default of authority. If the
learned gentleman be here as exponent of the mind of
the crown as to this case, what he uuderlakes ought lo
be conducted in sincerity.
The Attorney General—Your Lordship, I hope, will
put a slop to these impertinences and gross imputations. The gentleman takes advantage of being in
court to make charges that ho dare not do out of
Mr. Ring—It was an effort of credulity upon my
part to believe that this prohibition would be resisted ;
notwithstanding the unintelligible threats of the
Attorney General, I must remind him thnt amongst tho
old Koiniins an ullirmntive made ex fide terminated disputes, and such reverence had pagan Rome for bona
lides that she turned it into a Goddess and appointed
her divine worship.
A rather warm altercation here ensued between Ihe
learned counsel and the Attorney General, the former,
however, continued, commenting upon the various sections of the act, on which the Attorney General
relied, and contended that the 30th section of the
Supplemental Consolidation Act of 1855 distinctly
shews that a warrant could only issue upon affidavit
that the defendants were about to abscond. A warrant
under the former act could only issue upon like
grounds; he urged that both acts ought to bo construed together. It was a rule of law he said, that the
words of a penal statute, shall be restrained for the
benefit of hint against whom the penally is sought to
be enforced. This principle was adopted by Lord
Tonterdon, in Proctor v. Mninwaring, 3 B, and Aid.
145, and of it Lord Abinger said in Henderson i\ Slier-
born, 2 M. and W. " It is not only a sound one, but the
only one consistent with our free institutions." The
common law is a stranger to summary convictions, and
Ihey must bo guarded against. Blackstone says that
the power of the revenue over tho property of the,
people is increased to n very formidable height, Nothing could be more dangerous to the principles of
justice than to issue a Capias or warrant behind the
back of tho licensed. The Attorney General never
alluded to the act of 1855, with which ho seems to be
so little acquainted, but I will assist his legal memory
with it. I brought it to his notice before the magistrates. Why has he not noticed it in his argu-
monts? simply because il, does not suit, his case;
it. suits mine, however, and I press it. Is il not
monstrous   that   a   number   of   respectable    nicr-
.1// communications addressed to the Editor must hun
the Author's real signatures, not necessarily fur public-
lion, bul merely as a guarantee of good faith, and must k
written on one side of Ihe paper only. We are ml rt-
sponsible fur Ihe opinions of our correspondents.
-Buhi-.r-L H'unfray- Ks±j.._ C. F... has kindh given us tin
following letter for insertion from a reliable and authentic source.
Cayoosli, B. ('., Nov. -!, 1850.
An opportunity now offers to write to you a few
line, here wc have no post or express. We require i
storekeeper with plenty of goods and capital: wehnn
the greatest difficulty to keep a sack of flour in town:
everything loaves for Fort Alexander, where there arc
some very rich mines. I know men who are inakin;
from 2 tu In ounces a day, and the quart!! mountain!
above Fort George far surpass anything over seen ia
California. Next season I think there will be a great
rush lo tin- country, all those who are now leavi
will return; all have abuudancc of coarse dust. Oik
sees plenty of pieces from $J0 to $30 each. The great
drawback all the way up and down the river is the
scarcity c (provisions, Hundreds ol' men have left thil
neighborhood for fear of starvation j they have sijj
begun to discover that the deeper they go the richer il
is. Al Foster's Bar six miles below here, they aicinnr
working 8 feet below the surface, where it pays $10 In
the hand per day; when the river falls they intend
going still deeper. On the Hals, where they can get wiitfr
they are making $12 per day to the man. The Hull
are many miles in extent; 1 know one place that pros- rents to the pun, and capitalists who will
bring in a ditch of about ID miles long from the Fountain lo this plnce can make a " pile" in a year. The
amount of goods that will go up from here to Fort
Alexander next, spring will be surprising. 1 intend to
go myself, and 1 think I shall winter here. Wo Inivf
scarcely any rain on tlie Upper Eraser, and not above
•1 inches of snow at. any lime. The weather now is
just like slimmer, although I begin to see on the top;
of mountains a little snow. I presume Victoria is pulling up quickly and trade brisk. Anyone opening >|
store here can make money rapidly next spring. Packing from this place to Douglas is 18 cents per pound.
Price of provisions here—beef, 35c. There are 'iS'i
head of cattle feeding on tho plains. Wo never feed
mules here all the year round, there being plenty of
grass and hay. There is room for ."io farmers on thesi'
plains. Bacon,-lac, flour, $25 per 100 lbs, when then
is any; sugar, 50c; beans, 25c per lb; rice, 25c per Hi;
whiskey, $18 per gal; drinks, 25c each; Imitation If
I), blankets, $-10 per pair (none in the market); tobacco, 50c per lb ; cheese, $1 per lb; candles, 7.">cper
lb ; cigars (none). 1 seldom or never see a paper or
hear any news. I think Ihe country safe. Major Downi*
is here; he came through from the coast. He U
highly pleased with the Alexander country by way* of
  Kiver and Lake, where he found $1 dig-
Yon will sec his full account in the paper; from tlif
coast to ihe Rocky Mountains is a line rolling count')'
for a railway, and only ten days travel, lie prospec.toili'H
 ,M — M   ..,.-ii,i..-i.   ii.-^ii.i-i.u..^.-
the way lo Ft. George, al which point Frascr Kiver is
large and beautiful placid lake: several new rivers dlscoi
erod, and extensive gulch and deep diggings, also coarse
gold. Every one speaks well of the place. Next year tl'1'
country will not shame itself. I bear Uncle Sam tnlksof
wintering at Port Townsend instead of San Juan, 1px*
pert to'hcar of steamers going to Alexander via Thompson
Kiver and Lake ; the river Is 200 miles, and the lake IW
Vou are then within four days of Fort Georgo, the sum8
route I presume, Mr. Gollodgo tried to find II. B. 0. m«»
nt Ft. Simpson.    There was no road to Alexander; I"'
ecua River.
dians quite quiet,   dipt Torrons went by Sk
If you know ofa good shoeing and blacksmith,  he c-
do well here ; there arc plenty of tools, ono who has been
hero all the season, left with $5,000.
This gentleman came out. ns Surgeon in the fi1'
English'vessel (the St. George,) which left England W
California, sentouf in 18 III, by Selim Franklin Esq., o1"
worthy lownsnliin.
To the Editor Nkw Westminster Times.
S\r:—\ learn from a reliable source, that the dooP" j
cning of the shoals on the Harrison Lilloet Rapi''f!'
to bo commenced immediately by the govornmont. "'!''
is an important point to British Columbia, as it'v"
enable steamers to go direct to Port Douglas, witli0"'
the expence of re-shipping goods in small boats, Considering the small price at which lumber can ho a"'
tainod in Douglas, and rafted to tho shoals, and tti
labor ot the Royal Engineers, tho cost cannot cxW-'
§10,0011, if properly managed. ,
A dredging machine will bo required to bo '^'l'*,'
nso somo time after tho completion of the work. ll
practical man, who understands such work, were p
at tho head of this undertaking, it would savo
colony many dollars, which would be wasted if n '"'
who did not understand Ihe work were at the hoao.
T, W, Lkshaut,
Victoria, V; I., Nov. 25, 1850, TIIE  NEW  WESTMINSTER TIMES.
Victoria, Vancouver Island, Nov. 15, 1850.
The following letter from Mr. William Downie, giving an account of his journey from Victoria to Queen
Charlotte's Island, and thence by Fort Simpson to Fort
St, .lames, Stuart Lake, is herewith published for g< ue-
ral information.
By command,
William A. G. Youso,
Acting Colonial Secretary.
Stuart's Lake, Oct. 10th, 1859.
Sin.—I beg to make the following report of my trip
to Queen Charlotte's Island, and my journey I hence by
i'oii Simpson to tin- interior of British Columbia. I
hl'i Victoria on ihe 27th July, in company with 27
practical miners, having stores, kc, for:: months; we
arrived in (Iold Harbor, Queen Charlotte's Island, safely
on the litli August, and immediately scl about prospecting, as we expected to see the gold shining in tho
M ;iler.
We examined the -pot where a huge quantity of
gold was formerly taken out. nnd discovered a few
specks of gold in the small quartz Beams that run
th rough the slate, (two of the party blasting the rock,)
while oil
Brilish Columbia are known. 1 think this is the best
looking mineral country I have seen in British Columbia.
From here to the village of Kitsogatala the river is
rocky and dangerous, and our canoe was split from
.-tern lo stern.
Here we enter an extensive coal country, the scams
being cut through by the river, and running up the
hanks on both sides, varying in thickness Irom 3 to 35
The veins are largest on the north east side, and
sandstone appears; it is soft, and gives easily to the
The veins dip into the bank for a mile in length, nnd
could be easilj v...iked on tin face by tunnels;and also
by sinking shafts al the rear on the Hats, as they run into
hanks of soft earth. I have seen no coal like this in
all my travels in British Columbia or Vancouver Island.
Here we had some danger from Indians, but a small
present of tobacco, and pulling aside all fear, or
even appearance of it, succeeded in quieting them. I
find it best to be cool and determined iu the prospect
of a light.
We could go no further than Kittalaska or the Forks
of the Skcena in the canoe, and had been 20 days from
Fori Simpson, although it could have been done in a
third of thai lime.
Un the 21st September, I left this place with 2 white
men and 2 Indians, and started over a tine trail through
i beautiful country for Fort Fraser: wc crossed over
an Indian suspension bridge, and entered sonic first-
rate hind, our course being- about Cast, mid joiuneveil
iboiit \2 miles.   Next day. it rained hard, but  we nian-
ttiers prospected round the Harbor. i      , ,„     .-, ,,        ,      ,-
,, '    ,' , ,    ,,      i     i  i .      i- i   ai'id   o ere   over    2 line-', passing through as fine n
then proceeded in n canoe to Douglas Inlet, which J," * ' ' -
in i" the smith of Cold Harbor, hoping to find
there of the Cold Harbor bad. but without
success. The nature of the rock is trap or hornblende,
with a few small seams of poor qnari/. straggling over
the surface. Granite was found at ihe head of this
inlet, but nol a speck of gold could we discover. N'e\i
day we went up nn inlet north of Cold Harbor, and
here a white rock showed itself on a spur of a mountain, and like old Cnlilorniaii- up ivc must go to see if
this was ihe place wheie our fortunes were to be made.
After a difficult ascent, we found it to he. however,
nothing but wenthcr-bcalcii, sun-dried granite, instead
of quart''.. Further up tin inlet we saw a little black
I slate and some talcose ruck, but nothing Unit looked
! like gold.   Uu our return, wc found that the meu en-
■ gaged   in   blasting  had  given   il   np. Ihe few  surface
I specks being all the gold  that  could be  found.    The
I character of the rock is generally trap or hornblende.
The large amount of gold that was formerly found
wilh so little difficulty, existed in what is called an offshoot or i low. 'lhc question then arises, bow did the
gold get hen'.' Some of our party were of opinion
that a gold lead existed close at hand. But it can onl.i
he pul down to one of those extraordinary freaks of
nature so often found in a mineral country. The off-
shool iii question is not uncommon ; 1 have often seen
them in California; on such a discovery being made,
hundreds of miners would lake claims in all direction
over it, mill (esi the ground in every way. hut nothing
further i-niiji) be found except in (he one spot, about 7ll
feel in length, running SK and N W. On being worked
:il" ul 1 "i feel il p.lie out. Before it was worked I have
blown the sand off a vein of pure gold. I then proposed to test the island further, so we started for the
Skidcgnto channel, nt the Cosswer Indian village where
we were wind-bound; the appearances were more
favorable, talcose slate, qiinrtx, mid red earth. Wc
tried lo discover gold, but without success. Sulphiirct
of iron was found iu abundance, nnd wc discovered
traces of previous prospectings. The Indians understand Ihe search for gold well aud detect il ill the
I'm ks quicker than I can.
'flu -ia const from  the Cosswer village to Skidegate
chllllUI I i-   tile w ilde.-l -pul  I ha\ e el el   been in. and we
did not care to limit lor gold in such a place.    Five Indians were drowned here lo-dny while fishing.
Ai ihe Skidegate channel we found black slate with
quartz prevailing ; furthcrtotho north granite appears,
hen sandstone and conglomerate, and ns wc were
plow in a coal country, il was no ice to look for gold.
Ale saw conl here, but I cannot .-peek as to its quality,
piol being a judge of it; the formation is similar to
i  of Nanaimo.    From  here  we returned   to Gold
I Harbor.    A parly who had remained  behind  at  Cold
Harbor lo  prospect   inland, had   met  with   no belter
lecess than   ourselves;  we  then consulted what was
Hthc best  tiling to do.    I did not wish to return to Vic-
^loi'hi. ns   your Excellency  had desired   me   to  explore
iiue of Ihe inlets on the main land, so with a  party of
[11  men !  Icil  Gold Harbor foi Fori Simpson, and ar-
fcied iu 8 days.   The N. W. coast of Queen Charlotte's
■ -hun! is a low,   sandy, ami gravel Hat, having no rc-
Keinbhince to a gold country.
j   1 left Fori Simpson for tlie Skcena river, on the 5th
■>! August.    From Fort  Simpson to Fort Essington is
Hi'i'iiil  in miles. The salt water here appears a light blue
Htuliir.  and   runs   inland   about 30   miles;   the  coarse
■firainel quartz of Fort Simpson is no longer seen here;
Krrauile appears.    The banks of the river nre low; with
Buiall   haul wood, and collon trees  oil its margin, wilh
Bum" eood-si/.ed while oaks, ifie finest I havo seen we.-t
K.r i-
■it 1'ia-er River.
I   Vessels drawing more than 4 feet of water cannot go
Bimre than 20 mile- up the Skcena river, and il  is very
Binlike Ihe deep inlets to the southward.    At our camp
■ure. some Indians visited   US, Ihey   told   us Ihey were
■lonci.  I,ut in   tfie morning, the nbsenco of my coat
Bather negatived their statement.    Next day we   found
■lie river shoal oven for loaded canoes as it had fallen
Bunch.    1 went up a small river at our next camp,  called Sccnntoys, and the Indians showed me some crys-
pdized quartz, and to my  surprise a small piece with
•hi in il. being the firsl I have seen in this part.    The
Indian look mo to a granite slide,  whence he asserted
Ihe pieee of quart/, in question had come from: I found
foino thin crusts ol line quartz, but nothing like a rich
ill.     Iu   miles   further  1  found  more   line grained
hlflrlz, hut  no gold.    I am of opinion, however,  that
Bjood paving quartz will be found here.
I'rout ihe small river just mentioned ut tho mouth of
c Skcena or Fort Essington, il is 75 miles; a little
low it,  un   Indian trail leads to Fort  Simpson, it is
hrough a low pass, and lite distance is not grenl.
From this. In miles further up, is a small river cnl-
1 ihe Foes, on the south side; hence is an Indian trail
Kilh'ops. on tfie Salmon Kiver.    The south branch
If' Salmon River is culled  Killama.
B\ Ibis lime we were fairly over the roast range of
tnintnins, and those ahead of us did not look very
Sigh.    The current here was strong, and much labor
'quired to get the ennoe along, and we had to pull her
>, by a rope from the shore.
Gold is found here, a few specks to the pan, and the
(hole country looks like a gold  country with line bars
Hats, and day oji the bars.    The mountains look
mid slate and quart/, can he seen.
"ur next camp was nt the village of Kitthalaska, and
started iu a light   canoe ahead  of my parly, ns our
[noc,  by nil accounts,   could not get much  further;
(hen determined to penetrate to Fort Fraser. (supposed
mean establishment of 11. Ii. Company.)
■ The   Indian who was with me  informed me that a
[ige stream called the Kitehumsala, comes in from Ihe
rlh, Ihe bind on it is good, and well adapted for
'ining ; the Indians grow plenty of potatoes here. To
[o south, a small stream called tho Chimkootsh enters,
'he south west of which is the Plumbago Mountain,
had sonic of it in lny band; it is as clear as polished
[ver, and runs in veins of quartz. Near this is the
u'ds " Pioneer II. B. C."  on a tree nearly overgrown
ith lhc  bark.    The   Indian  told  me this was cut by
John Work, a long lime ago.    From here to the
hige of Kitcoonsa, thu land improves, the mountains
lode from the  river, and line Hals run away -l or 5
lies back to the mountain sides, where the smoke is
in rising from the Indian huts ; they arc occupied in
'king mid drying berries for the winter.  The Indians
pc.were very kind  lo mc, and wished me lo build a
[liso and live with tbciu.
Above the village of Kitcoonsa the prospect of gold
CSS ; below it, a man could make a dollar a day.
lhc season was so advanced I was not able lo pros-
I the hills which look so well about, here, and
ess ihe Government lake it in band il will be a long i
c   before  the.   minora!   resources   of this   part   of!
farming country as one could wish to see. To the
south east h large open space appears, and I learn that
a chain of lakes runs away here, and I found it was
the propor way lo Fori Fraser, hut as I always follow
the Indian guides implicitly, I did so on this occasion,
The lid day Ihe weather was line, but the trail uot SO
good along the base of the mountains. Below lhc
trail is good mid the grass abundant. My Indian
started niter n goat up the mountain but was soon
driven back by ;i bears, lib ■'ay to crossed whnt is
called the rocky pass, which mny be avoided by keeping the bottom. To the north could be seen a chain of
mountains covered with snow, about UU miles distant,
where the II. B. C. have a trading post called Bear
Fori: south is ihe Indian village Ki.-ovn.-t-: along the
bottom runs the Skcena pass the village Alagasomdaa,
Further up, the \ilhigc Kithalbratts, on the same
5th day. met some dangerous Indians, but we got
away from them: passed through a fine country with
cotton wood and line soil. We fired oil' our pistols on
entering an Indian village to-day, and were surrounded
immediately by swarms of Indians; on hearing who
we were, they sainted us with the French words bon
jour. We then entered the village of Nans Glee where
the Skcena river rises; here we were on the same
river. We left 5 days ago. having travelled 55 miles
when we might have come the whole way by the river.
1 found much difficulty with the Indians here, and it
wns fortunate I knew the name of the chief or they
would have taken all our property; one wanted my
coal, another my boots, my cap was taken oil' my
bend, and I thought we should all be murdered. These
Indians are the worst I have seen in all my travels.
This is a fishing village, and all the bad Indians come
here lo lead nn indolent life. Thousands of salmon
were drying here. We hardly knew what to do; tl*;
Indians told us it was lo days travel to the Fort Fraser.
and if we ever go back, every thing will be taken from
us. I determined, however, to go, if the chief Norra
would go with me. and on giving him some presents,
he consented to do so. I was never so glad to get
away from nn Indian village, but I am ready to go
again and prospect this country if your Excellency
wishes it. The river from Nans Glee downwards is
very rapid, but as the banks are low and Hat, a waggon
road or rail road could easily be made. The land
around Xaas Glco is first-rale, and wild hay and long
grass abounds. Potatoes are not grown here. There
is no heavy pine timber in the neighborhood, and the
canoes are made of cotton wood.
Above Naas dec the river was very rapid, and required all our energy, as we had but a small quantity of dried salmon to last live of us for ten days. Ten
miles above Xaas Glee, is an old Indian village called
Whalatt, tho shoal water ends here, nnd we were now j
on Bavine Lake, going through a tine country. We I
got over 20 miles Ibis day. Thelakc is deep and broad.
Next morning to my surprise. I found a canoe n tour camp
with Frenchmen und Indians, in charge of Mr. Gavin
Hamilton, an officer in the service of the HudsOU Bay
Company, from Stuart's Luke, Fort St. James', New Caledonia, ou bis way to Naas Glee, to purchase salmon.
Mr. Hamilton advised me to go back with him to Naas
Glee, and then to return to Fort St. James with him in
his large canoe, but as I had seen enough of Naas Glee.
I refused with thanks, in fact I was very anxious to
reach Fort St. James, as I did not wish to be disappointed this time.
Mr. Hamilton expressed his surprise that we hnd
managed to get away from Naas Glee, as we were the
first white men who hud come through that route, and
oven he found great difficulty with the Indians there.
Having persuaded Narra the chief, to let us have his
canoe, we said farewell to Mr. Hamilton,and procoeded
on our journey. It was fortunate wo sent back our
two Indians, otherwise we should have suffered from
starvation, as it was we reached Stuart's Lake with
difficulty. We made a lino run to-day before a fair
wind to Fort Killaniattrs, which is only kept up in the
Our course from Naas Glee lo Fort Killamaurs, was
NE, and Ihe distance about 50 miles. The land is good
the whole way, with long grass on the benches near
Ft. Kcllamaiiis. This isn very lovely place, and no sound
to be heard save one, our voice, ll seems a great, pity
to see this beautiful hind, so well adapted for Ihe wants
of man, laying waste, when so many Englishmen und
Scotchmen would be glad to come here and till the soil,
limine Lake is deep, and in some places five or six miles
wide, there are Islands and points of land to afford
shelter from the storm, wherever the wind blows from.
From Ft. Killamaurs to head of Bavine is about forty mile.;
S. S. K., only from the head, down about twenty miles,
it runs East ami West; we arrived al the bead of Bavine
about the 7th day alter leaving Naas Glee ; wc had seen
no Indians the whole lime, and had made a favorable
journey, neither had we seen any snow; the country we
had passed through is well adapted for fanning; of
course some of the bind is rough and rocky, but on the
whole it is a line country.
Al Ihe head of Bavine Lake there is a line site for a
town, and a good harbor could be made. A stream runs
down here which would supply water for the town.
This is what. I call the head waters of Skecna River.
There is plenty of water in the hike for steamers, and it
is a hundred miles in length. From here, to Stuart's
Luke there is a portage over a good trail, and through
the finest grove of Cotton wood 1 have ever seen, to
Stuart's Lake; the ground was thickly strewed with
golden leaves, giving lhc scene an autumnal appearance, altogether different to what we expected to find in
British Columbia,
Six miles from Bavins we came on a small lake where
were some Indians fishing for herring. They appeared
undecided whether to run or remain, on seeing us ; I
asked them for some food, and wc soon had somo fish
provided for us, after which we were much refreshed,
and paying the Indians for it we started again. From
here a small stream runs through line rolling land to
to Stlinrt's Lake, about four miles distant.
Arrived nt Stuart's Lake we found nn menus of crossing, no Indians to direct us, and no food to sustain us,
neither bad we any shot to cnnble us to kill ducl^s,
which we could have done, hnd the means been present.
Wo camped hero three nights without, food, sleeping
the greater pari of the time to stifle our hunger.
The only thing that supported us wns the grand idea
of the enterprise we were ongnged in, that of being the
first parly to explore the route from the Pacific lo Fra-
Rer River, which will one day connect the Atlantic with
the Pacific Ocean.
We had however lo see whnt could be done to get, us
free of our present straits. One of our party found an
old split canoe, and  rigged a  raft of logs on which to !
put the canoe, while I returned to the Indians I have
mentioned before, and purchased a few herrings. I
walked back to the camp with difficulty, and found my
limbs giving way.
Next morning we started on our frail raft, expecting
every moment that she would go down with us; we
were obliged to sit perfectly still, as the slightest movement would have upset us. A slight breeze then
sprung up, and a small sea washed over us, wc bore
away to a lee shore, and kind Providence sent an Indian to succour ns, he welcomed us with a bon jour, and
invited us to his lodge and gave us salmon-trout, which
were most excellent. We have at last reached here in
safety with thankful hearts for our preservation through
so many dangers.
We stayed a night with the Indian, and gave him a
blanket to take us to the Fort. We abandoned our old
canoe without regret, and proceeded towards Fort St.
James, the Indians all along here were very kind to us,
and seem a good set of people; about half way across
the lake we obtained a small prospect of gold. On the
north side of tho lake, about 20 miles, the ground is
rocky, but south of the hike towards Fort St. James, the
land is as good ns can be. and will produce anything.
We reached Fort St. .lames on the 0th October, and
were received by Mr. Peter Ogden, wilh that kindness
and hospitality I have always found nt the Hudson's
Bay posts.
The Fort stands on a high bench, exposed to nil tho
winds, and il is colder here than at any other part since
I left Skcena river.
Stuart's Lake is 50 mile.' long : the portage to Bavine
HI miles. Bavine Luke, 100 miles to Naas Glee, course
about SE anilNW: frun Naas Glee to Fori Simpson 250
miles: and 200 miles Irom Fort Simpson to Cold Harbor. Queen Charlotte Island.
The mimes of the two men who accompanied me arc
William Manning, an Englishman, aud Frank Chotean,
a French Canadian.
If possible I shall prospect the Eraser River a little
further this fall.    1 am, kc
To Bis Excellency,
Governor Douglas, C. !'., kc., kc
!J.;iM Intelligence.
GAXOES, Captain Fulford; Hag of Rear Admiral
Bayncs, C. B., &c.
Tribune, Capf. Hornby.
11. M. S. Plumper, Capt, G. W. Richards.
II. M. S. Satellite, Captain Prevost.
The Satellite returned to Esquimalt harbor oii Wednesday evening from San Juan, having been relieved
by the Pylades, which vessel now represents II. M.
Naval Force at the disputed Island.
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The size of the page of the Almanac will be 8 inches
by 5.
C II E A P     PU
5 L I !
trio cnnble families lo  supply  themselves with   Fuel
or the approaching winter,, we shall, until further notice, sell the best
in quantities of half a Ton and upwards at Twelve dollars
per ton of 2,240 pounds,
JOHN  T.  LITTLE   k   CO.,
Agent Victoria Coal Company.
Victoria, September 23, 1859. nl-lm
WWlNNARD, Proprietor, Fort Langley, Brilish
,    Columbia.
The Proprietor of the Langley Hotel, having re-built
and enlarged his establishment, and furnished it so as
to afford First Class Accommodation to the travelling
public, respectfully solicits a continuance ofthe liberal
patronage hitherto bestowed on him. His table is always supplied with everything the market affords, nnd
served in tho best style. Single rooms enn always bo
had. The sleeping apartments are furnished with
good beds. The best liquors will always be found at
the Bar. Travellers passing up or down the river, may
always depend on finding the best accommodation: at
the Langley Hotel.
ggpStornge for merchandise ou reasonable terms.
Fort Langley, B. C, Oct. 20, 1859. no-ltc
APEATT, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer and Lca-
,    ther Dealer, Wharf street, next to British Colonist Ollice. Victoria, V. I.
Custom-Made Boots and Shoes always on hand, of
the best description nnd warranted. Repairs done,
neat and durable. nl
NO.  49   BT.   JAKES'   STREET,
npHE Copartnership htiherto cxistng between Jcfferies
I      ^ Banks, is this day dissolved by mutual consent.
Nov. 25, 1859. I. N. JEFFERIE&
Victoria Nov. 25th 1859.
SIR:—You are earnestly solicited to submit yourself
as a candidato for the ensuing election, as one of the
representatives of the electors of the town of Victoria.
An early response, would greatly oblige
Victoria, V. I.,
Friday 25, Nov. 1859.
a Meeting of the  Committee held this day, it
was resolved ns follows :
1st. The first Winter-Concert for this Senson shnll
be given in the week preceding Christmas Day. Each
Member, ill addition to a personal admittance, will be
entitled to a ticket admitting two friends.
2d. A general meeting of the whole Society for
musical practice, will be held in the ensuing week, at
a place and time to bo announced in subsequent advertisement.
3d. All Members are particularly requested to attend
sueh meetings, and to invite such of their friends ns
may wish to become members of the Society. The attendance of all persons proposing to take apart in the
performances is especially desirable
noB-tc Don. Sec.
rrU'lNDER.S' will be received by tho undersigned for
I      the removal of the Dwelling House on tho corner of Government and Vatcs street, near the "Colonial
Restaurant." W. J. M.DONALD,
n2G-lm Wharf street.
BUILDING LOTS on Government, Yntcs, Store, and
Humboit streets.
Apply lo w. j. Mcdonald,
n26-liu Wharf street.
HE Lower portion of the Brick Building occupied
y the New   Westminster Timet Ollice, in rear of
Stationer's Hall.    Applv to
n8-tc Messrs. HIBBEN & CARSWELL.
riTHE Building on Yates street, now occupied by the
|       Proprietors ofthe AVm  Westminster Times Printing
Ollice.    Apply on the premises. nS-to
WE just received a very Choice Lot of Groceries,
_ and ure constantly receiving fresh goods by every
steamer, which they oiler at very low rates.
Families arc especially invited to call, as every thing
is selected with great care for Family use.
Very superior Teas, Sugar, Coffee, and Butter.
n 15-1 in
Government Street, opposite the   Washington Restaurant.
Every description of Boots and "Shoes made to order
in the most fashionable style, and at the lowest possible prices.
All articled guaranteed to bo of the best workmanship.   Repairs executed. n!2-lm
ICKSON", CAMPBELL k Co., comer Wharf an
Johnson streets—
Blankets, scarlet and blue;
Clothing, an assortment;
Boots and Shoes ;
Cordage and Twine. nl-ml
T. A. onkhouse, P- Torquct,
S. Aitken, 0. R. Stoigcr.
STEAM ENGINE   BUILDERS, Boiler Makers,   Iron
Founders, and General Engineers, First Street, near
Gas Works, Snn Francisco.
Steamboat Machinery built nnd repaired ; also, Saw,
Flour, and Quart/. Mills, Pumping and Mining Machinery, kc, kc
Proprietors of Morse's Patent Firo Grates.
Right to Manufacture Tyler's Patent Scroll Water
K. IT. King, Agent in Victoria.
The Rt. Hon. the Earl Talbot, K. G. *c.
B. B.   Cnbbell, Esq., .- P., F, R, S., F. S. A,
Henry Pownall, Esq.
Sir Claude Scott, Barf.
Chairman.—Lieut Col. Lord A. Lennox.
Dep. Chairman.—T. C. Granger, Esq., Jl. P.
John Ashburner, Esq., M. D.
T. C. Batard, Esq.
J. P. Bathurst, Esq.
Sir James Cai'iniihael, Bart'
John Gardiner, Esq.
Charles Osborn, Esq.
Assurances granted on the lives of persons in every
station of life, and every part of the world, on peculiarly
favorable terms,
Every facility afforded to persons assuring tho lives
of others, so as to render such policies elfeetunl 86CU*
Persons proceeding beyond the limits of Europe may
effect assurances on payment of moderate increased'
Immediate annuities grunted on liberal terms, affording great advantage to persons of limited income.
Deferred annuities may be purchased at rates which
secure a return ot the whole or part of the premiums
paid, in case the age at which the annuity is to- commence be not attained.
Also Endowments on Widows and Children.
Loans are granted, on approved security, to parties
effecting assurances wilh the Company.
All the Company's Engagements are guaranteed by
an ample subscribed and paid-up capital.
Prospectuses and the. necessary forms of proposal,
with every information, may be obtained on application,
either personally or by letter, at the Company's offices.
oclR-te. ■ SkcrCTahy.
For particulars apply to E. II. King, Victoria.
CARPENTER, Contractor, and Ruildcr, corner o
Blanchard und Kane-streets, near tho church, is
prepared to contract for or superintend the erection of
Brick Buildings, Frame Cottages, Wood ?.nd Brick Fire-
Proof Stores and Dwellings, &c, all in tho best style of
architecture and in tho cheapest and best workmanlike
A long exporience in Europe and the United States,
and a perfect knowledge of his profession, arc a guarantee that any work entrusted to him shall be satisfactorily executed.
Plans, drawings, and specifications, mado in every
style at the shortest notice. ocll-3n>
LOST on the Evening of Wednesday, the 2flth, a
dark leather Masonie Pocdetbook, containi ng
notes, nccounts, &c. of no value exoopt to the own mf
who will be much obliged if the under will leave tttc
same at tho office of the Now woatminstcrTimes.
U p—"" -'"   ■
First love is a pretty romance,
Though not quite so lasting as reckon d ;
For when one awakes from its trance.
There's a great slock of bliss in a second.
And c'-emdrmJilHit.*gevto/d --i'-ri'-ty	
A lover should never despair;
For ihe world is uncommonly wide,
And the women uncommonly fair.
Then poets their raptures may tell,
AVho never were put to the test;
A lir.-l love is all very well.
But believe me, lhc last lore's the best t
One night, when slumber scnl'd my eyes,
I wandered in a dream;
And airy spirit.- did arise,
Which strange to me did seem.
Mclhoiighl that as a king I strayed
Through gardens fresh aud lair;
Each joy thai Nature, art, e'er
Was ch.d in brightness there.
Bui while I giiised—surprised, entranced",
dn c\ eiy w under tin re.
Bright lightnings o'er the gardi-n glanced,
And udd a storm was near.
It came: in darkness lied lhc day,
A spirit near me how Id.
Who took my kingly robes away,
And left IllO dead w '.ill cold.
An icy (error o'er me spread,
Kcit came a cry of pain,—
And then a voice I heard, which siid,
" The baby's woke again!"
Fr 0. W.
Cook, ihe actor, one day
To a holy did say.
Whom he afterwards look unto wife,
" Vuu'ro in heart and iu feature
Such a dink of a creature.
That 1 would y-.iu my own were for life.''
To v.hh h she made answer,
" If really I am sir,
A duck lo your liking, why look ye!
'Tie on these term- alone
Vou may make me your own —
Ere possess'd, you must properly Cook inc.''
Chatter XI.
'•Eel lis stroll along Ihe hank-of yon pretty river.
Sopliy," said Alfred, as soon as .Mr. Dynevor bad returned thanks: '• we havo lull an hour to spare, and I am
very anxious to know all about Litis aunt of yours whom
you mentioned jusl now.''
"Well, then, you niusl understand thai pnpn has one
only .sister, some years younger than himself, who kept
house for him beforo ho married; for grandpapa and
grandmamma both died young, and Ihe former suddenly,
without a will : so Aunt Sophy was left nearly portion-
loss ; but that was of no consequence while she lived
with papa, because he was very fond of her. However,
one day papa took il into his head to marry, and, ns it
fell out, mamma did nol like my aunt, nnd would not
allow her to slay any longer at Ihe Grove; so just after
Angelina was horn Aunt Sophy went away, nfterliaving
had a downright quarrel with mamma—Twlmt about I
don't know, but il musl have been very terrible, because
she has never been here, and sent only one letter ever
'•How very strange I What has she been doing nil
Ihcsoyears, and where does she now live? But I suppose
you don't know, us no communication bus been kept up
between you.''
"Oh yes! Mamma, il seems, has found out all about
her—very few things escape her vigilance. Vou may
laugh. Mr. Alfred, but il is line, 1 assure you ; for sho
was telling Angelina the whole story lust night. It.
amounts to this : When Aunt Sophy left, us, she went
to reside with some friends in Edinburgh, and while
there, became engaged to Lieutenant Mar ,f"t, a young
man as destitute of worldly wealth as h( lf, but of
good family, being lhc fifth sou of Sir William Marston,
of Kirhy Manor, who was, as 1 have said, in Ihe navy;
but from his friends being opposed lo the reigning iniu-.
islry, there did nol seem a chance of promotion, Twelve
years thus passed by j '.heir affection for each other
remained unaltered, though they followed the dictates
of prudence, and abstained from marrying. At length,
one by one, his brothers all dropped off, und within a
twelvemonth he stood a solitary mourner at his father's
grave. Although some of his brothers were married,
yet from their Iwiving only female children, ho inherited
both estates and title ; bill, alas! short-lived was his
enjoyment of ihetn ; for before he had been married two
short vears, be also was burn to the tomb of his forefathers!"
'•It is, indeed, a sad story,   bill I do hope   ihal   Lady
_ Marston is well provided for.    lias she any children'.'"
'•No, she bus no children, bul she is, mamma says, a
rich widow ; though Kirhy .Manor went to a distant
branch ofthe family, yet Sir James had made her a very
handsome settlement, which, together wilh a pretty soat
iu England, brings her in near live thousand a year. 1
havo given you mamma's version of the tale, but will
not answer for ils correctness, because she must have
picked it up in a very round-ahoiit way."
"Then you could never have seen her, if no intercourse has been kept up helw ecu you I'orso many years ? "
"I have never seen her, and yiobttbly should never
have heard anthing of her, hut fur a letter which arrived
at the Grove yesterday. It was not, however, from her,
exactly, but written by her dictation, in which she
dwell mosl louchiiiL'ly upon (he loneliness of her silua-
tion, without a single relation or friend lo console or
cheer her. Her sense of desolation is now rendered
doubly acute by a new and unexpected affliction in the
form ofa cataract, which has been gradually spreading
over her eyes until Ihe vision is completely darkened.
This, to use her own expression, has entirely subdued
her once proud spirit, and a pining anxiety lobe reconciled to her brother, to have one oi' his children given
over to her control, seems lo he the most earnest wish
of her widowed heart.''
"I see it now—I see il all. You, dear Sophy, arc
to be consigned toher care. I'ray Heaven, that for
your sake she may be good and kind! "
"The whole tone of her letter convinces me Ihat she
is both, Alfred; and were I other than 1 am, nothing
would give mo greater pleasure than comforting and
assisting her in the trying operation she intends going
through in London. As I cuuiiol, reconcile myself to
the idea of such a thing! Il seems like an imposition.
I do wish mamma would change her mind, and suffer
Angelina to accompany my aunt instead."
"I should wish so too, were I going lo remain here;
but as it is, if she is amiable, I think you would be belter off, and happier with Lady Morston than you are at
" That is just papa's opinion; and all Hint I can sny
or do will not convince him that he is committing a
fraud by imposing mc on Lady Morston; but he loves
mo quite as well as Angelina or Fanny."
" Why should he not'.' arc you nut equally his child?"
" I suppose I am, though my mother often doubts my
nllinity to herself. How frequently has she cnllcd me a
fright, and, pushing mc from her, wondered how such a
black, ungainly, Ugly thing, could possibly be bom of
Jior, whose other children were all so bright und fair I "
" Nonsense, my dear Sophy ! do not lot the remembrance of such pettish  speeches wound your feelings.
I dare say she was very much out of humor jusl 1 isn.
"Just then? Alas!  she never speaks  to me in  ai
other way.
\ -'How,'' said a county-court judge to a witness, "how
All Alfred's energies were called lorth to comtort i     i ,}■       , kuow (hc, j,iaintijf „-as intoxicated on the even-
poor girl, and when the first gush ol gncl \va= over,  lie , i||s>V(.r(,m,(1 ,().,_.. Beciulse j. saw l,;,,,, „  few  minutes
said, ••Now. do you know. Soph ;', '   aftcr iK^tpcr, trying to pull oil'his trowsers with a boot-
ack."—\Verdict for defendant.
look upon ibis sudder determination of transferring you
to Lady Morston as the most fortunate event that could
possibly happen, because 1 feel assured that she will
love mid estimate you as you deserve. But where are
ydifgViing in such haste?"
'• Home through our meadow, to be sure ; for among
all my other vulgarities may be classed a good appetite,
which  reminds  me  that 1 have  lasted nothing  S'uce
At Ihe dinue,-table, the guests were marshalled according to Mrs. Fitzmolton's directions; viz.. Lord Si.
Clair on her right hand, with Angelina next him; and
bevond her. Mr. Dyncvor, whom she placed by Mr. Fitz-
A late Va-iter in the Cultivator says, that whether
scythes hold '-their edge well depends upon whether the
man works liyMhe day or acre. While the former will
be compelled "tc\stop and sharpen" every five minutes,
the latter, he says';-.will slash way all day without once
thinking of a grindstone.
Muggins says that rogues ought to be well paid; it gives
a fellow so much troubled lie once cheated a man in n
horse trade, he says, and wrlS in law about it afterwards
for over fourteen years. I'lUf/ss you have got lots of
patience, therefore, never set upjur a rascal.
A -witty auctioneer was trying \to sell an old hand-
To that end ho was grinding out  the music.
inoltiin. for their mutual convenience in discussingpnr
ocl.ial business. This, at least, was her alleged reason ; °'W"i- lo that end ho was gnnanut. out tne music
but her true motive for putting lhc old gentleman at the tt"u llllJ crowd, ... sport, began to lW out pennies
lower end ofthe table was to gel him out of lhc way of Jvhcn a dandy standing by said, "%on ought to
intcrfefingwithherdcsignsuponhislordship'sattcntion. havo a monkey. -"My good fello\V repli^thc auc to-
On her left was sealed lleprv. Mr. Graham, and Sophy, mot, "so 1 had; step right up here.' Ihe dandy van-
('.race was pronounced, and the  covers were   removed. I isllcd. \^
The dinner was sumptuous and expensive, thougl . The Boston Bee states at the recent dross ball ivtNew-
Alfred was greatly nnnoj ed at the manner in which Mrs. port, one of the mosl attractive Indies present woe /it-
Fii/.niolioii contrived lo prevent Sopliy from partaking tired in a while muslin dress tucked up to the waistK,
of anything but the plainest fare, while she heaped tin
plate of Angelina with every delicacy; and in revenge,
he cut right and left into till the choice dishes, lo the
utter dismay of the niggardly hostess, who hud reckoned
on furnishing many elegant luncheons, for tho ensuing
week, front the tails and light dishes which fell under
tho attack ofthe merciless Alfred.
Al length, half suspecting his motive,  she arrested succeded to a large landed property
his progress by desiring him, in a bland, soft voice, "To to tell you that il is groundless.
A man named Stone exclaimed in a tavern, "I'll bef-
a sovereign I have the hardest name in the company."
—'•Done?" said cue of the company; "what's your
name?"—" Stone," cried the first.—"Hnnil me tho
money," said ihe other, "my name is Hard'"."
1 am happy. Ned, lo  hear  Ihe  report   that  you have
And I am sorry
iltcnd to little Sopliy, who, she thought, would liken
eall'slbol jelly." The iu inieitver succeeded : lhc tnrts and
blancmange were loft untouched : for Alfred, after oboy-
ing her commands, handed Ihe sponge-cake to his companions, and had entered with Mr. Dynevor into a di.-
\n eminent special pleader was once asked by n
country gentleman if he considered that his son was
likely lo succeed as a special pleader.—"Pray, sir," he
replied, "can your son eat sawdust without butter?"
Catherine de Mcdicis, being- told of an  author who
THE UNDERSIGNED, has just received direct from
England, a large assortment of Hardware, comprising:
Double bnrrel'd Guns;
Spades, Shovels, and Picks;
Horse-shoes and Horse-shoe Nails;
Smiths' Tools;
Hakes, Hues and Forks ;
Fry Pans;
Tin Ware;
Him Locks,
Household Bellows;
And a variety of other  Hardware; which   he offers to
trailers at less than San Francisco prices.
Up-Rivo?  Traders   will do well lo examine the stock
before purchasing goods below.
nl-'lm Government Street.
AEDAVARE.—Builders', Agricultural, and Generul
nl-3m Johnson street. .
I OTIS B. I'11'.IH'I",
\    San Francisco.
cussion on schools in general, and schools of industry ,  V11"- V • ,        ', ■     '•
in particular, when the famous Metropolitan  School at  ^written a violent philippic ngn.iist her, cxclninicd
with  momentary regret. "Ah ! il he did but know ol
me nil that 1 know against myself I"
'• I would nol alwnvs live." snnga chorister one Sun-
Aubyn's Farm was mentioned. Mr. Dynevor's description of it delighted Sopliy, and determined Mr. Graham
on paying an early visit of inspection to Norwood, when,
if the establishment answered his expectation, no effort
of his could be wauling to promote the erection of a
school on the same principle at Uorderdalc.
To be continued.
 0 .
A quaker once being ill al ease at the non-arrival of
in f his ships laden with a  valuable cargo, the loss
of which would materially affect his worldly substance,
so far violated one of tho rules of his order, as to present himself as a client at the Insurance ollice in the
commercial town of P .
Such institutions are regarded by tho quaker community a:, sinful, and as tending lo interfere with the
ways and will of Providence. Bul in the case of friend
Broadbrim, conscience kicked the beam, when weighed
iu the scale against tlie serious amount of "£ s. d."
now at slake.
The quaker stated bis case fairly and honestly enough.
The ship wns over-due by some months, and the accounts received of the winds and weather, which she
must necessarily encounter, were most unfavorable.
If the ^Company would stand the risk, he would willingly pay double the usual amount of insurance
The director to whom he applied, not liking to decide
the matter on his own responsibility, requested time to
consult, the Board, and promised lo return an answer
the following morning at ten o'clock.
" Very good, friend, observed the quaker, " but meanwhile I will leave this money wilh thee, mayhap it may
assist thee in th}' deliberations"; and tints took his
The next day at the appointed time, " Broad-brim"
made bis appearance at the ollice, and with a degree of
hnsto and excitement wholly nt variance with his
wonted solemnity and composure, thus addressed the
'• Friend, bast thou insured my ship? Because if thou
hast not, don't! for I've heard of her."
Now il so happened that the Board hail decided upon
not undertaking the risk. Here, however, was an opportunity for "doing" u quaker, too tempting to be
neglected. So the director quietly observed. "I rather
think your offer has been accepted, but it will not be
too late lo withdraw it, if it is not already entered on
the books."
Off he went and repented the nffnir to the Board, who
readily agreed with him thnt " Broadbrim" was fair
game. A receipt for tlie money was hastily made out
and dated hack to the day before, Armed therewith,
the director returned and observed, " Oh ! I find you
are too late to withdraw your oiler. It was accepted
yesterday, nnd here's Ihe receipt."
" I thank theo," said Broadbrim, taking il; and then
with a sly twinkle of the eye he added, "but I'm sorry
for thee, friend, she's lost." Oi.iji.
Co. IT. 8th Infantry, Capt. English, and Co, A. -lib
Infantry, dipt.Moloney, arc ordered back lo Fort Sleil-
acooni, which posl they will garrison, in'connection with
Capt. Judith's Command, during the ensuing winter.
Co. D. full Infantry, Capt. Pickett, will return to
Fort llellingham; and Co. I,-lib Infantry, Maj, lluller,
will resume its quarters at Fort Townsend.
The above changes take place this week.
The four companies ofthe 3d Artillery nt Sun Junn
are ordered back to Fort Vancouver.
Capt. Hunt alone, with Co. 0. 4th Infantry, will remain on the Island.
Co. P. nth Infantry, Cnpt. Woodruff, attached to tho
Boundary Commission, will winter al Sciniabinoo, and in
the spring remove lo Fori Slcilocoom,
Capt. .Ionian, of tho Quartermaster's department
has come to relieve Lieut.llarvie,as Quiirtermnsternt Fori
Military Politeness,—The must striking instance of
military politeness on record, is probably an occurrence
at the famous battle of Fontonoy, as related by Voltaire
in his ' Siccle de Louis XV.' They (the English) were
now nhoul fifty yards di. '.ant. A regiment of English
guards, those of Gumboil, and the Royal Scots, were the
lirst; Sir James Canibcll was their lieutenant-general,
and Mr. Churchill, Ihe natural grandchild of the great
Duke of Marlborough, their brigadier. The English
officers tainted the French by pulling off their hats.
The Count of Chabanne aud Ihe Duke de Biron, who
were advanced, and nil the officers of the French guards,
relurned them tho salute, Lord Charles Hay, captain
of the English guards, cried, ' Gentlemen of the French
guards, lire!' The Douut d'Auterocho, at that time lieu
tenant ofthe grenadiers, and afterwards captain, replied
in n loud voice, ' Gentlemen, we never lire lirst—(ire
yourselves !' The English then gave them a running lire;
that is to say, they fired in divisions. Nineteen officers
of Ihe guards fell by this single discharge; fifty-oight
other officers, mid 7T."i soldiers, killed or  wounded ; in
fact'Ihe. whole ofthe first rank were swept off	
The English advanced slowly, as if performing their exercise, the-majors with their canes levelling the soldiers,
gnus to make Iham lire low and straight;' Olio is at a
loss to know which to admire most—the politeness and
urbanity of the bequouod, bopowdcred, bclaccd, nnd be-
I'ulllcd officers on both sides, on the instant of destroying each other wholesale—the coolness of the men—or
the imperturbable sangfroid of ihe majors, 'with their
canes were levelling Ihe soldiers' guns lo make them fire
low.' Tho whole, however presents a picture of the
glories of war—the ultima ratio rcgim, to which it would
be difficult, in the whole range of history, to produce n
parallel, ll would almost compel our acquiescence with
the assertion of a certain philosopher, thai 'man is by
nature a fighting animal.'—Hood's Magazine.
An exemplary lady up town is very particular about
closing the window-curtain to her room beforo retiring
for the night, in order to prevent "the man in the
moon'' from looking in.
day. A burly son of Neptune, who had dropped into
the church, to see what was going on, bawled out, ''Vou
couldn't do il if you would!''
An old ''beau" says, that of all the solemn hours he
ever saw, that occupied in going home one dark oigUt.
from the Widow Bean's, after being told by her daughter Sally that " he needn't conic again," was the most so.
A publican's wife, in Suffolk, whilst in church fell
asleep, and let fall her bag. in which she carried a large,
bunch of keys. Aroused by the noise, she jumped up
and exclaimed, "Sally, there's another jug broke!"
'■Struck by lightning," is the cant term used by
thieves, kc, when arrested through information conveyed by telegraph.
A young lady being asked why she did not attend
a parly to which she had been invited, replied, '• 1 forgot all about the party, and ate onions at dinner."
'•I'll ring your nose," as the man said to the pig that
was rooting in his garden.
AVhy is the letter A like a honeysuckle ?—Because a
B follows it.
Which is llic best flavored tea?—Generosi-ly.
What metal indicates flight?—Iron (I run).
When is a clock on the stairs dangerous?—When it
runs down.
Why nre authors who treat about physiognomy like
soldiers?—Because they write about face.
Why is a steam valve like a person who has been in
imminent danger?—Because it has a narrow escape.
It is a remarkable peculiarity with debts, that their
expanding power continues to increase as you contract
lil'.o. T. SEYMOUn, 1
Victoria.      j
North-west comer of Vates and Douglas streets, Victoria,
VllE in regular receipt ol assorted Furnituro of substantial quality, which th'., idler at reasonable
rales, iu par' consisting of
BEDSTK \US. all sizes; Bureaus, plain and scroll
front: Tables, Assorted size-; Chairs, cane and wood
seat, and office chairs; Rockers, cane seat and bail,;
Looking Glasses; Dots, and other articles of immediate necessity. *
Mr. PIERCE—recently of J, k 0. S. Pierce, of San
Francisco—now residing there, will give bis attention
to the filling of special order,- for any style of Furniture,
thereby saving time, trouble,\tind expense, to parties
Of this particular material for  Bedding, wc have an
ample slock in baud, which we offer cither by the baleI
or in Redding, at steady prices.    It is unVersally conceded  to be equal  to  feathers, and bcUcrthau  curled
hair for this climate, at half the price of either.    Our
arrangements with the sole importer of it for California,
are such ihat we are enabled to sell Lower  than it can |
be   had  elsewhere.    Straw   Maltrasses, wholesale  and
retail. nS-Mm
Grand Tki.kuiupiiic Project.—Some eight months
ago, reference was made in this correspondence ton project then in contemplation for a telegraphic connection
of Europe with America by the way of the Russian and
American settlements in the Northern Pacific. That
project has been so far matured ns lo make its accomplishment, ut no very distant day, a matter of almost
absolute certainly. Mr. Collins, U. S. Commercial
Agent at the Amoor river, is the individual to whom,
more than any other, is duo the credit of having originated this gigantic enterprise. lie is now at Washington, where he has laid his plans before Government,
willi a view to enlist its sympathies in behalf of the
project. How far ho has succeed in this, is not known,
lie is, however,about to return toSt. Petersburg, where
his enterprise is already known and approved, and
where be expects to complete arrangements, through
private companies and government subsidies, for completing Ihe lino of telegraph from Novgorod lo the
mouth of the Amoor. and thence across the straits to
Russian America. The distance from Novgorod to San
Francisco, by the route chosen, will be miles. Mr.
Collins thinks that by the time the line from San Francisco to St. Louis is completed, his own will be extended
from the former city to the Russian capital.
During his present visit to iho Atlantic States, Mr.
Collins has been to Canada, whore ho succeeded iu the
formation of a company which has been incorporated
under the name oftho "Trans-mundane Telegraphic
Company," which >, ill afford important aid in establishing tho proposed lino through Brilish America, The
capital required for this extensive project is only about
§2,500,000, and this amount Mr. Collins is sanguine ol
obtaining without difficulty,
A Bear Story.—At the first settlement of Vormont,
three young men left their homos iu Massachusetts, with
rifles in hand, nnd bought each u tract of land, side by
side in the wilderness. They erected a log-hill, und
agreed lo live together, and work lirst on one and then
on the other's farm, alternately. After a few months'
harmonious action, one of them became dissatisfied, and
would no longer work only on his own land. Thus they
continued somo time, without anything to interrupt their
course. One day, the two who were at work together
were surprised at the sad outcries of ihe one working by himself. They grasped their rilles and Hew to
the relief of their comrade; but when Ihey came in
sight of such a ludicrous scene as proscnted itself to
their ga/.e it was some time before l.hey could restrain
from laughing sufficient to hold their rilles with a steady
hand. This man was at, work, having placed his rifle
against a tree .some little distance oil', when a large bear
came between him and his rille, and attacked him.
Finding there was no timo to lose, he made for the
nearest sapling that the boar could nol climb, nnd was
soon up into il,; but the sapling wns too slender to bear
ids weight, and il bent over like a bow, which brought
him in such a position that ho had lo hold ou both with
his feet, and hands, and Iho bent part of his body, which
was covered wilh his buckskin, hung down within the
reach of Ihe hear when he stood on his hind legs, and
with a stroke of his fore paw set him in a swinging
motion. The bear very patiently salon bis hunches till
ho became more steady, then give him another blow,
and the same result followed; bul, his claws did not
penetrate thobuckskin, nnd the flesh was not turn. After
the two had indulged in a heart)'laugh, they drew up
their rilles, nnd stretched poor bruin lifeless upon the
ground. They united again, and worked together afterwards.
Vates street, opposite Ihe Express Offices,
^TllOI.EiS'ALE and RETAIL Dealers in Roots,
y Shoes, Leather, and Findings, of every description.    Also—Ladies' Shoes, of all kinds.
p-,-,y Boots und Shoes made to order, and Repairing
done at the shortest notice, n8-3m
Established in   183G.
Incorporated by  Royal Charier in 1S-10.
c o r ii T   o r   D i it E c r 0 n S :
Henry Barncwall, Esq.       j John Blo.xam Elin. Esq.
Thomns 11. Brooking, Esq. | Oliver Fairer. Esq.
Robert Carter, Esq. I Alex. Gillespie, Esq.
William Chapman, Esq. | Sir A. Belli l Green, I!. N
Villiam R. Chapman, Esq. I Francis Le Breton, Esq.
James John Cummins, Rsq. | John Banking, Esq.
secretary :
Charles M*Nab, Esq.
The Bank of England.
Messrs. Glyn, Mills k Co.
Gi'.xi-'.iiAi, Manager, Thomas Paton, Esq.
Quebec, Canada. j Dundas, Canada.
Montreal,       do | Bhantford,   do
Ottawa, do I London,        do
Kingston,        do | St. Johns, New Brunswick,
Toronto, do I Halifax, Nova Scotia, and
Hamilton,       do | Victoria, V. 1.
Messrs. It. C. Fergusson, F. 11. Grain, & C. F. Smith
20 William Street.
Temporary Offices,  Government Street.
Gold Dust, and Bills of Exchange Purchased.
New V'ork,
San FiiANi'i.-'cn,
New Brunswick,
Nova Scotia, and
On Hie Branches of the Provincial Bank of Ireland,
and the National Bank of Scotland.
fe_<y Office hours—10 a. iu. lo 3 p. m.; and Saturday
10 a. m. to 1 p.m.
olO-lm F. W. WO(H), Manager.
1 u.liliO lbs.  WHITE   LEAD.
J F, F F 11 I E S   &   B A N K S ,
Yates Street,
Have    for   SALE
\   LARGE Assortment of WINDOW  GLASS,  and
-£*i   Artist's Tools and Colors.   OH, Turpentine, Varnish Putty, Graining Tools, kc, kc.
Also a large   assortment of WALL PAPER, Borders nnd Mixed Paints. slil-.'lin
Yatcs-street over Messrs. Moore k Co.'s,
r"|"MIE Committee of tho Voung Men's Christian
jj Association, have pleasure iu announcing (o their
friends ami the public generally, that the above
Rooms will be open every evening (Sundays excepted,)
from ,"i to lo o'clock.
The Secretary will be iu attendance every Tuesday
and Friday evening, from H lo in o'clock, lo enrol members and receive Ihcir subscriptions.
Subscriptions, six Shillings or one Dollar and a Hall
per Quarter.
November dill, 18D9. I in n8
JY   THE   UNDERSIGNED,  ex  ''Gomelza,"   from
London :—
Of lhc following well-known brands, viz.
Ilibherl's London Porter nnd India Pale Ale;
J. W. Bridges k Sou's Best Stout Porter;
Robert Porter k Co's. London Porter, in pis. k qts.
Jones' E. 1. Pale Alo and London Stout Purler;
Robert Tooth's London Porter and Burton Ale ;
Saunders k Cameron's Bullied Beer.
Bulger k Co's London Preserved Fruits, in bottles •
" "        Jams, in jars;
" Lozenges and Scotch Mixtures, in tins.
Superior Stout Red Port, in I doz. cases-
" "        "      "     in ■'! doz. cases.'
A select assortment of Gosnc.ll k Co's PERFUMERY,
consisting of Hair Brushes, Soaps, Perfumes, kc, kc,
of the finest quality,
Miuie Rille Carbines, brass mounted, elevating sights ;
"       "       " with hair triggers,       do;
Revolvers and Holster Pistols:
Dbuble-Bnrrelod Carbines, steel mounted ;
Rilles and Indian Guns, of various patterns.
Booth's Old Tom ;
Burnett & Co's Old Tom, with patent sloppcrod bottles.
Also, received from Loudon—
Capt. (1. Rhodes' Patent Field and Guard TENTS complete ; '      '
Portable Chairs, forming Bedsteads, with Mattresses kc,
Crimean Cantocns, &c, kc, kc.
ll,:i-"-' SAM j, PRICE & CO.
AND FOR ii IK Cl.'i.i: OF
Scrofula,   Rheumatism, Stubborn  Ulcers,   Dyspepsia,  Suit
Rheum, Feter Sores, Erysipelas, Pimples, llilcs, Mercurial DUeaset, C tan    n Eruptions,   Liter  Com.
plaint, /,' ■   chili . i'    iii i     plaints, Lust of
Appetite, (7, imil Vtbllity, dc,
A plonUful supply of pure blood isns essential to animal life
w light, In»t, imil genial showii< nre lo tlio vegetable kingdom.
When tlie proper circulation of tlio \iul Hull Is Impeded, sick.
in--. I- the Inevitable consequence, Iho tsecrotloni beconm un.J
healthy, tlio llvor becomes clogged with Impart, bile, wbicli,
force 1 i ito lin' Bjstcin, rltlatea and I. Bairn - tin blood, engen-
derlngaci    i I and cutaneous and       .. dl orders.   Tlio cxpe-
rlenci ','  . '   a j'eai   lias fully < lal L-licil the high ropuUttioQ
uf tln.s Invaluable uieiliclno:   Its curative powers have Won
thoroughly tested In  long-standing and obstinate cases, witli
such Invariable success a i '. forth t'.'- most flattering com.
mendattous from oinini nt ph;  I   ■'.  tlir mgh ::'. the country,
The tollowlng recommendation Is from one of tlio oldest |iiiye|.
c mi In Ni « London, Conn.
Mc-i-1. A. II. A- n. Pavm: Oentlomen.—Tour s,ir«niiarills
• city and tho neighboring
tti-n Is, uniformly with sue-
of long Etnndlng, and of s
■'.. r. wli i-h havo resisted a
• a a • i ia many nl them
. d elded b :ullt.   Itlsre-
 f great efflcacy
•.a*- constttnttonal
Lao I
towns, and so fiir «
cess. In n great \
very distressing nn
long lint of reiuedli
wall complete sua
gar lod by the mi '
li :i m merous 11 is
compl ilnts, u hi n i
long u-c er abuse i
id. as In
in i
system ; In chi
Ols Jmlli -
lions; I'liiurL'i-
willi a deprave
with Improver..
and flesh, better rost at night, :..•■
slate of mind, und complete ri  '
Truly year*
i system has been long diseased; in eases oi
mercury; In rheumatism nl long standing;
ofthe skin; In enfeebled conditions ..r tlio
.hscesses, attended with profuso discharges;
: nl- tlnate ulcers; chronic pulmonary attec-
ids, :ii,l various othor maladies connected
• oftho Jy t m.   Its u-c is usually followed
... incronso of strength
id hi ni" a more hculilty
■ to h altli.
\ Prepared nn    Bold by A. II.  A-  I).  S\M)-s, Wholosalo
Druggists, lull Fulton-street, corner of William, New York.
l-'.V sale bv fiKWlTT. KITTLE * Co.. II. JOtlNSON X Co,
and ItEDlNGTON « Oo.. San Francisco: KICK ii COKP1N,
Marysvme; 11. II. .&..Cx, Macrauisutc; and by
Of all tho remedies yet discovered for sueh complaints, this Is
thu most certnia. and leaves nn Injurious effocta.
It makes a speedy and pi-rmanenCearc. without Ihe least restriction to diet, drink, exposnro, or\change in application to
business. Olio bottle is generally i-nll'e K-nt tn cure an ordinary
ca^e, which not unfrcqucntly disappears u^ter six or eight dascs.
rrojwod and snid by A. II. A- 1). SAMIS, Wholesale
Druggists, loo I'lillnn-sli-ei.t, corner of William, New Ynrk,
F..r sale by III* WITT, KITTLE A Co., II. .11MTXSON * Co.,
and KEDliJGTON & Co., San Fruiclsco: KIO. Jl COFFIN,
Marysville; li. II. MelioN'ALD i Co., SacramonV); and by
Druggists generally. \
5>S BIw    vr»
AND FOR THE (fill'. OF
Scrofula, Mercurial Diseases, Rheumatism, Cutaneotu
Eruptions, Stubborn Ulcers, Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Bronchitis, Salt Rheum, Lumbago, Whito
Swellings, Hip Disease, Enlargement of the
Bones and Joints, Fever Sores, Female
Complaints, Erysipelas, Loss of Appetite, Pimples, Biles, General
Debility, &c., &c.
It lm« long been a most important desideratum in the practice
of medicine, to obtain a remedy similar to this, and accordingly
we And it. resorted to almost universally in all those tormenting
diseases of the skin so trying to the patience, and injurious 1»
the health.    It Is a tonic, ajjerlent, and disinfectant.    It acts
liinulinneoiisly upon Iho BT0UA0I1, tlio cir.ccLATiON, and tlis
bowki.s, and thus three processes, which are ordinarily the result
of TURKS different kinds of medicine, are carried on at Iho sums
timo llirniiu'li tho Instrumentality of this osk remedial aural.
Its groat merit is, that il meets and neutralizes the active prln
clplc ot disease itself, aril when ihat is gone, the symptoms necessarily disappear.' Tlie rapidity with which the patientrocov
era health and strength under this triple Influence is surprising.
Lyns County, Oregon Tor., March 11,1S6S.
Messrs. A. B. U D. Hashs, New York: Ccnticnien,—In Hit
spring of ISM, while on our way from Indiana to this place, oar
eldest boy was seized wilh a swelling and severe pains In tlm
legs, which ilny by day grew worse, until Ids logs contracted,
and beeiiiiie so painful tliul be could not walk, ainl we had to
cany him about like nn Infant, We reached Albany on tlie 3d
of October, completely worn out by fatigue. Ily Ibis time lis
was reduced In a peil'eel Skeleton, Here we were enabled to
consult a physician 0>r. Hill), who honestly confessed be coulil
not cure htm, nltliough lie could givo Idm 'medicine that WOllal
relieve ihe pain. In this exigency something must bo done, 01
dealh was Inevitable. 1'olng recommended to try yourSarsa-
parllla, I prooured a bottlo, Alter takiiiu some.'ho npoeareil
worse; but persevering with li, I obtained a second bottle,
which seemed In grapple with (he disease, and caused a unirkcil
Improvement: Ibe swelling and pain in Iho logs wero reduced,
his appetite Improved, and bis color began to return. Tims Ml-
oournged, I purchased a third bottle; while taking It, the swell
ings In his legs broke, nnd some pieces of bono mic-cighth of
nn Inch long camo out, alter which ids legs straightened ami
healed up. !Io Is now perfectly recovered, has no appearand
of being a cripple, and can perform most kinds of common lalio'.
as all our neighbors can certify.   Yours, respect I'ullv,
Prepared and sold by A. It. & P. HANDS, Wholesale
Druggists, HID Fnlton-slreet, corner of William, Now York.
For sale by HEWITT, Kl'ITI.E k Co., II, JOHNSON k Co.,
and KEDlMGTON &. Co., San Frnnelsco: RIOK it COFFIN
Marysville; 11. 11. McDuNALI) & Co., Sacramento; and M
Druggists generally.
The delicate structure of tho eyelid renders it peculiarly sen
aiiivo and liable to disease. When, from nny cause, It becomes
affected, tbo inner motribrnno rapidly Inflames, and tho eyolM
evinces the strongest predisposition to nttraet to Itself humeri
from all parts of the body. Hundreds of persons of Bct'oralou'
habit arc disfigured by rawness or redness of tbo eyelids, com'
lnonly called sure eyes, nnd tortured with apprehensions of Impaired vision, wlio, by using this BALSAM, may obtain n1'"1"]
Immediate relief. In nil cases, Iho earlier this remedy Is applied
tho netter.
Nbw Youk, duly 1Mb, 185V
Messrs. A. lt. k 1">. Sanus : Ocntlomon,—I have been troim1™
Ibr vears wilh an affection oftho eyelids, and havo tried «jiiiis
her" of remedies without experiencing any decided boiielH.
few weeks since I obtained somo of your Human Kyb ''*'*, J
and applied it according lo thu directions. The lirst iipp"™""
produced a decidedly benellelal ell'ect, and I had not uhciI < '
l.'eek, befnre my eyelids were, enlli-ely IVeo frnm iiiBnninisu i
which bad not been tho caso before for iiiiiny years
Yiure, &c. Q. 11. WILLIAMS, HIM liuoADW   .
Trepared and sold by A. lt. & 1). KANDI-S J'''"1*"*1'
Druggists, 100 Fulloiestrect, corner of William, New YJrs.
For sale by UK WITT, KITTLE .t Co., U, JOIlNSVN. M&
and BKUINQTOH & Co., San Francisco: U1CL 't OOt'•"'
Marysvlllu;  It, II. Mi.'Di'NALO k Co., Sacrum   •<>* "nu
Druggists generally.
(,V1,,.,  S-vrnm-'v,
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