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Vol. 8.
William Creek, B.C., Saturday; November. 6, 1889:
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Soda Creek, . ��� - ���-. - -.-.-; Barnard's.Express
Yale,   ��� ��� X:- " Mr. Evans, '���'-������do ���- 'do    *'
Now Westminster, % ��� :'Zr   -;'    -���'"-'-  Clark son & Cb
Victoria, ;������������   - .r ���' ���.'-' -r.: , ."-��� ���   .  ���������;.; A.'Lvne.
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:. THE :^GT1C RESEARCH.    >' A
OFFICIAL   REPORT- OF   DR; IIAtX,  TUB   AUCTIC
'".";;;.EXPLORER.. *-.
'������; The New York Herald, Oct: 2, contains the
.; following narrative,;;:;;WrlUeaat'Repuise Bay,
Jti'ne ' 20 th,' 1869, add ressed; to Hen ry G ri n-
rieil, one of. ibe'principal: promoters of the
expedition.     .
Dear sir: this day I have'returned from a
���sledge j our n ey o f n i he ty ? day s to and fro m
King Wiftiamjs.'-Land.- It was my purpose.-
and every preparation was^made. to make
'this journey .last season, but? ray attention
t he n 1i a vi n g b een'. ca lied to ��� Mel 5111 e Pen in-
b 111 a,. \n the vicinity of - Fury :���' an&> Hecla
* S [ raj ts. \v'h(��re native report hadjt that wh ite
jneri had bee a seen. I directed: my expedition
,^^M&Wr&fymty ��o f��� /AffiHeke?00g4ik Isle,' /Ig-
loo'-Hk, with* theardent hope and expectation
of rescuing alive some of Sir Jolin Franklin's
lost companions. The result of this Journey
Was the finding, of a tenting place of a few
white men and a stone pillar they had erected
:close by it at the bottom of Parry Bay, which
is some fifty miles south of the western outlet
of Fury aud Hecla Straits, and the visiting pi
several places where white men and their
traces bad been seen by natives of Ig-loo-lik
and vicinity in or about the years I$66-7. I
also gained much information from the natives of Ig-lborliki North Gog-iik isle, and
thereabouts, that confirmed the repG^jJiad
heard in the? winter of 1867-8, which I have
already stated. And still further proofs of
this report have also been pbtained on aiy
late visit to King Wiltiarn's Laridv   My sledge5
���-, j pu rriey to. the Straits 01 Fu ry and Heda, arid
thence down to Parry' Bay- and back to Repulse Bay by the route already described,.
CQUsumed' ninety-six days.J ; / '������'
The result of my .sledge journey to King
- Wil Ham's Land may be summed up thus:
None of Sir John Franklin's companions ever
reached or died on Montreal Island. It was
late in July, 1848, that Cromer and bis party
of about forty or forty-five, passed down the
west coast of King William's Land, in the vicinity: of Cape Herschel. The party was
dragging two sledges on the sea ice,: winch
was nearlyl in - its last stage of dissolution:���
One a large sledge laden with an awning-
covered boat, and the other a small one,
laden with provisions and camp material.
5 Just before Crozier and. party arrived at Cape
Herschel they were met by four families of
natives/ and both parties went into camp
near each other. Two Esquimaux men, who
were of the native party, gave me much sad
but deeply interesting information^ So.me of
it stirred my heart with sadness, intermingled
with rage, for it was a confession'that!they,
wUh. their companions, did secretly and hast?
ily abandon Crozier and his party ���'to'suffer
and die for need-of fresh provisions, when, in
truth, it was ia the power of the natives to
save every man-alive.' The, riext trace.1 of
Crozier. and his party is to-be found in'the
skeleton which McClintock discovered-a little
below, to 'tho southward and ' eastward' pf
Capo Herschel. This was never found by the
natives., Tho.next; trace; is .a,camping.ptoce.
on the 'seashore' of King WilliamV Land,
about three miles eastward of Pleifer*river,
where two men-died' and received Christian
burial... At. this place fish Dories were found
by the natives, which,.showed them that Cror
zier and liis party had caught, while there, a
species-of fish excellent for food, wilh which'
the sea there.abounds; The next trace of this
party occurs s^menye or six miles eastward,
on a long, low point of King William:s"Land,
where one .man died .and was buried.:. Then
about south-south east, two and a half miles
further, the next trace occurs, pri'.TorldVinlet," where the" remains.of'five-men lie.tThe
next certain trace of this party is on the west
side^ of the inlet west of Point Richardson, on
some low land that is an island or a part.of
the mainland as.the tide may be. Here the
awnlrig-covered boat and the remains of thirty
or thirty-five of Crozier's party were found
by the native Poo-yet-ta, of whomSir.John
Ross-.has given-a description in the account
of his voyage in the Victory; 1829-34.
In;tbe Spring of 1849 a large tent was found
by/some of the natives whom I saw, the floor
of w lii eh was' com p 1 etely covered w it h the remains of white mem Close by .were two
g ra ves.'" T h is', ten t] was a 1 ittl e way- 'in 1 n WH
.nearly:%Mvgone^*a^
ducted by a native well .known throughout
the Northern regions, found' two boats, with
many skeletons in and about them. One-of
these boats had been previously found by
McClintock; the other was found lying from
one-quarter to one-half mile distant, and mast
have been completely entombed in snow al
the time .McClintock's parties were there, or
they most assnredly would have seen it. In
and about this boat, besides the many skeletons alluded to, were found many relics, most
of them-similar in character to those McClintock has enumerated as having been found in
the boat he discovered. The native who conducted this, party iu its search over King
William's Land is the same individual who
gave Dr. Rae the first information about white
men having died to the westward of where he
Of 1854. His iiame is In-hdok-poo-zbe-j6ok,
arid he is a native of -Neitchillc; a very great
travellerhnd very intelligent. He is, ia fact;
a walking history of tlie fate of Sir John
Franklin's expedition, this native I met
when within one day's sledge of King, William's Land���off'Point Dryden-and alter
stopping.* few days among his people, heac-'
qompanie'd me to the places I Visited on and
about King William's Land.
Tbe same year that the Erebus and Terror
were abandoned one--of them consummated
the Great Northwest passage, having five men
aboard, the evidence of the exact 'number.*
is circumstatitiai. ���Everything, about; this'
Northwest Passage ship* of Sir Johu Franklin's exp edition was in complete order ; four
boats; were hanging, high up at the ship's
sides and one was on .the quarter deck; the
vessel was in its winter housing of sail or
tent cloth. This vessel was found by the
Ook-joo-lik natives', near" O'Reilly Island, lat.
68 deg.= 30 mini north, Ion. 99 deg. 8 min.
west, early in the spring of -184Q, it being
frozen in* in the midst of a smooth and unbroken floe of ice of only one winter's format
tion. From certain evidence I have gained
both at Ig-lbo-lik and King William's Land
there must bave been a dog of the greyhound
specie}! 'belonging to -one or the other of the
two ship's;' T only "know this through native
testi ino ny. It is qui te like J v that . so me one
in England can tell; whether there was' a dog
on board either of the ships when "Sir 'John
..Fraukiin left in Ji 845? A A A 7, A /:,'."
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To:complete the history .of-Sir John Frank-
hns last expedition one. must spend a sum-
mer pn 'King William's Land, wilh a considerable-party, whose oniy .business would be
to make researches for records which beyond
doubt.lie buried on that island, I am certain, from what I have heard the natives say.
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and from what I saw. myself, that little or
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nothing  more   can   be  gamed by making
searches fliere when the laudH! clothed in its'
winter garb, for .the Esquimaux have made
saarcbMer search over all the coast of King
Willtap^s Land, on either side, from lis south-
era eSrenie tip to-;Cape Felix, the. northern
p q in V,: for anything - ii rid ;��� every ih i 11 g. that be-'
longed to the companions of Sir. Joh n. Franklin, and; these/researches .have been made
when the snow .had nearly all disappeared
It'om the land;. .   y:    ,.-. ..
:'. My sledge company from. Repulse Bay to
King"-,WilliainV Land consisted; of eleven
souls,; al I Esquimaux. 7. Al.thougii tbey - are as
untameabi^;as eagles by nature, yet by their
aid alobe I was'enabled reach, points, other-
w ise maccessi b I c; - and . w hen , th ere to. gai u
much 'important information relative to the
fate;: of Sic- John Frank.line expedition. ;I
irU��dt hard to aceom'p lish far, more than I. did;
butXtone of the<company - would;- on any
rig^g^vhatever, consent '.to- remain -with me.
Ta that co u 5 try aud ��� in ake a su mm er, search
over^that island, which from information I
had gained of tlie natives I had reason to
suppose would be rewarded by the discovery
of the whole of. the manuscript records that-
had accumulated ia that great expedition,
and been deposited in a vault a little way.
inland or eastward of Cape Victory.   Knowing, as I now do, the character of the Esquimaux iu that part of the country in which
King William's Land is situated, I cannot
wonder  at   nor  blame   the  Repulse, Bay
natives for their refusal to remain there as 1
desired.   It is quite probable that had we remained, as I wished, no one ol'us would ever
have  got   out of the country alive.   How
could we expect, if we bad got into straitened circumstances, that we should.have received' better treatment from the Esquimaux
of that bountry :thau#e 105 souls who: were
under the command; of ;the': heroic; Crozier;
some time., alter the landing on King.W:ii-
:liam:s Land?   Could, Land my par cy. with
.reasonable safety, have remained to make- a
summer search'on King WiUiarn*s Land, i fc is
not only probable, that we should have recovered the logs-and journals of Sir John
Franklin's expedition, but have gathered up
and entombed the remains of nearly 100 pi
his companions, for they lie about tbe places
where the three bon ts have been found, ami
at the large camping place at the head ol
Terror Bay, and the Xhree other places that I
Lave already mentioned.   In the Cove, west
side of Point; Richardson, however, Nature |
herself has "opened  her bosom and given
sepulture to the remains of the  immortal
heroes that died there.   Wherever the Esquimaux have found the graves pf Franklin's
companions they have dug them open and
robbed the dead, leaving them exposed to
the ravages of wild beasis.   On Todd's Island
the remains of five men were not buried, but,]
after the savages had robbed them of every
article.that could be turned to any account
for their use. ihjlrdogs were allowed to.h>
ish the disgusting work.
Wherever! found that Sir John Franklin's
companions had died I erected monumqiHs,*
then firedsr^ -><..-:^0<0x.
s and^waved the star-spangled
..ban ner .0 ver them i n m em 0 ry ami res pec tf of
the great and true .disco
west Passage.   I could have, gathered great.
quantities���a very great variety���pf relics of"
Sir John' Frank!in's exped'ition, for they are
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be satisfied with taking on our sledges about
west Passage ship; chronometer.box,.' witli its
nrimber,-..name of maker, arid"the Queen's-'. :
broad a rr 0 w eh graved' u p on it^' two s heels\-0 f
cojjper with the Queen's broad arrow stamped
a p on them; in ahogaby' w ri ti ng desk, and ve iy *
many oilier thirigs,:ail of wbich ydu, Mr. Gfm-
nel, arid others'interested, in the fate of the*
��� -i.\v
giving y 0 u a fu 11 idea of' the Vast am 6 uu't of '
interesting and important
gained of the natives about Repulse Bay! Ig-
loo-lik. Pelly Bay, Neitchille,'Great Fish or
Buck river, and King Wi I;liam's Land relatiye' i . 1 /    ..;.;,'
lo the fate pt Si rJoh n F rank I in's1 ex p ed i rt 0 ri. *   . .. ;���;   ...    -;
In the spring of 1865-I started from Repu.lse .. ;    ���
feori^a^g;^ . / .7 Ay 1.07^007^0^
Ham's Laud. /My company, was;entirety of *. ^y0Mf0...yy^y.y0
natives, and on our gettiDgaboti0wohun- y XXA
dred miles on onr way we meta, party of
Pelly Bay natives who were fleeing from their .
country ou account of '��� war" raging there.
The effect on my company was that on no -..
consideration could they be induced to proceed further, and, therefore, terrible as was
the blow to my plans, Iliad lo turn hack,
trusting that I could succeed hi. getting a
small band  of faithful while  men   out of
some whale ships, if they-should  happily
make into Repulse Bay.   Not until the fall of
1807 was I able to getWhe desired number of
white men to accompany me, besides my Esquimaux interpreters���Jop and Hannah��� a3 ���* ��
iia escort of defence, while making the long
delayed sledge journey to King William's ���
Land, and even .then it was only at tlie very   .
las t momen t^f that is, w hi le the wha li ng yes--,        : -:   . :
lels we re weigh i n g' an 6 h or rind' s ta r ti ng ���lot
the: S tu tes���that I was s u ccessful; T he resu It .
of my;taking seamen .that neither I nor their       ; 6_:- '���'
ciip tai ns ku e W. m u c h ab 0 u 11 pro ve d as; many ; ?.
would expect. Onei of:-the men, Frank Lailer.'     '
ever proved during: the year j 'employed'the
party of fi ve men a most faith'fii I man. * Iti the .". ,    ,
fall of ;1S6'S, during a mutinous attack upon        * ���;
me, whe n my f ai th t u 1 man was absep t, a bou t
seven miles;'distant,: on business,-! wasepm-
pelledyin seli-delence, to call into requisitiou
a revolver.   Coleman,   the leader, tell and \ .
died in fifteen days.   At, ouce the rebellion,
ended, and one of the* band came and like a
man acknowledged truly that he and his companions were altogether the guilty ones, and
hoped that I would forgive him, which I did  .
ou the instant.   I feel that had I not taken
this last .:.11 dread alternative "my fate would   .
have been quite as sorrowful a?  that, of  , . ���
Henry Hudson. .0. P. ITalI.
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0 su.-1"...  r i>  i. j  ��������� r r  0  1 i"  *  j-v  "THE* CARIBOO SENTINEL  Saturday, nov. f>. 1869.  THE CARIBOO SENTINEL  Is published in Barkerville every Saturday.   Alt  advertisements intended for insertion, must be delivers,! at latest at Six o'clock, P. 51., tbo duy beforo  publication.  TO ADVERTISERS.  AH advertisements (not inserted for any definite  period) will be continued until ordered out, and  charged for accordingly.  TO CORRESPONDENTS.  All communications must bo accompanied by the  reiJ namo and address of the writer ; not necessarily*  with a view of publishing tbo same, but as security  or Its good faith. . ���������  '  THE DESPATCHES.  The telegraph, a short time ngo, announced  that the British Colonial .Minister bad forwarded despatches to Governor Muagrave  of an important character relating to this colony. : Coming from Ottawa, it was natural to  suppose that the telegram indicated that Confederation was the purport of those despatches which are now in the.bands of Governor  Musgrave. It ig seldom that tbe substance of  government despatches oozes from official  palms before the publication of the documents, and the usual reticence has been observed on this occasion, for nothing but  speculative supposition as to the contents of  tbe despatches seems to. bave assigned Confederation as their drift in Victoria up to the  time of the departure .of the express. We  bayet however, been favored with information, per overland lightning express, viaTete  Jan ne Cache'-'and' Domi nip n Pass, which is of  a much more substantial character than the  theoretic conclusions arrived at by our friends  In Victoria. This informal ion enables us to  state positively that Confedfration is the purport of the despatches. And furthermore, we  are to have'it earlier .than we expected and  sooner than was contemplated by the Imperial and Dominion governments. 1871was,  Bays our overland despatch, the earliest period fixed for our admission into the Dominion, but tbe- next celebration'of Dominion  Day will also mark the extension of the Dominion to the western coast of Vancouver  Island. That is the purport of the despatches  received by Gi������vernor .Miisgrave. Now for  'the reasons, which have induced this prompt  and energetic action. First, it is ostensibly  the action of the Imperial goverrinment. although perhaps at tbe instance of the Dominion government, Assuming that it is the action originally of the Imperial government.  what are the motives that have given so unexpected an impetus to the desire for completing the scheme of union? We know that  when once the Imperial government has deeded upon its policy, it will surely, although  perhaps slowly, attain it's end. There appears to bw nothing in the foreign relation?  of. Her Majesty's government to urge immediate, completion of  the British  American  have demonstrated that a railway across this  continent is not a mere visionary scheme, the  result of extravagant enthusiasm, but a sober,  practical project, and capable, under the more  favorable  conditions of our own shorter  northern route, of being made a great financial and commercial success.   In the event of  a railway being contemplated, the completion of Confederation by, the addition of British Columbia to tbo Dominion is necessary,  for territorial and negotiatory reasons.   We  do not, however, expect to see British capitalists interest themselves in the question of  railway through North America on other than  financial and commercial grounds.   Capital  has little affinity for patriotism.-  It is possible, nevertheless, that in this case national  and commercial reasons are identified.   England id the financial and commercial centre of  the world.   It is probable that in the United  States overland railway and the Suez canal  English  financiers and   merchants   see  the  germs of future disturbance to the continuation of England as the financial and commercial centre.   It is this supremacy in trade  and finance that gives tbe soil and property  of England tbeir enormous value, nnd'every  interest in'the country rises or falls with that  supremacy.   By the Suez canal the route to  the Eastern'countries will be shortened at  least ten thousand miles.   A new distributor  of tbe world's products, rivalling Liverpool  and London, will spring up in the Mediterranean���������anew financial and commercial centre���������through this, shortening of the voyage to  tlie East; England must do something to  counteract all  this,  and a railway across  British North  America must be built.   Climate is unfavorable tQ the Red Sea route, for  commercial purposes, on account of tbe intense beat, while the British North American  ] route would afford as speedy transport, and  climate offers no disadvantageous conditions  to affect the quality of merchandise.   Such  are some of the reasons that present themselves in seeldmr for an explanation of ihe.  Imperial baste for Confederation complete.  However, whether Imperial interests, other  than those relating *o the colonies, have anything to do with the despatches or not. we are  at least cognizant of the fact that the Dominion  20vernment intend to shape measures for a  railway, as early as possible, and therefore  desire to finish  the work of Confederation.  Perhaps, too. the "financial condition of this  colony,  together with the earnestness of the  Dominion Cabinet, may have impelled the  Colonial Office to close accounts as soon as  convenient with British Columbia.   No matter, however, what may be tbe cause of these  despatches we are heartily glad of the change  they promise.    All are agreed that a change  is necessary, and. whether for Confederation  or not. all are unanimously of opinion, with  the War Secretary, that the governing of colonies through the Colonial Office, is a total  failure.  Six hundred and five horses were eatea in  Paris in the month of August : .  Twenty-two deaths occurred in one week  in Pennsylvania, a few weeks ago, from explosions of kerosene. ���������     ' ��������� Ay 017  About 30,000 Chinese now inPerii/h^ye  united in sending a petition to the Chinese  Emperor, through tbe UvS,\*Cobsiilai in ;Reru;  and  Pekin,  asking fbr^relief ^Theyailege;  that they bave ib work days and night, in all  weather, at scanty wages, which are doled  out to them sparingly.   They^are weak A for  want of food; they are beaten and loaded  with abuse p a eangne is put around .their  necks, and tbey ere driven off to work and  compelled to dig and plow when suffering  hunger and cold.   If they complain'their��������� sufferings are only increased;; if they work iri  shops they are unjustly accused of thieving;;  if they walk tbe streets the boys ridicule arid  abuse them.   On all sides, they are persecuted  and  driven to despair.  Steps haye  been taken to inquire into the trutfi of. their  story. yy AAA- ~A0A-7 '���������'  NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.  NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.  Legislative Couxcnu��������� Letters from Vic-  union.   The stereotyped paragraph that usn- * ^\^*nv* ^.nwu-getters trom  Vic-  ������!!* fi���������,iQ n    i       ���������it    ������������������ ;     ���������, term allude to a report to the effect that the  ally finds a place in Eer Majesty's parlia- Council will be convened about the middle of  mentary speeches anent our foreign relations  would seem to be as appropriate now as it  was a few weeks ,ago at the prorogation of  parliament.   We must therefore dismiss out-  foreign relations and look in Britain, Canada,  or in British Columbia for  the  impelling  cause of this uncharacteristic haste on the  part of the Imperial government.   Perhaps  we might include the United States in the  list.   That great overland railway may have  aroused the lethargic ambition, the national  pride and honor, and even the national cupidity, of Britain to a sense of the necessity  for renewed exertions to maintain her position  as the leading  commercial  power of the  world.   So far, however, the great.. railway  of our neighbors has given but small promise  of diverting the ordinary-current of the Oriental trade, but it may have served to illustrate the correctness of piedictions and calculations made long before tbe advent of  Confederation, that the long-sought Northwest Passage, by which Britain hoped to secure the commerce of the East, would be ultimately found to consist in a railway across  ber North American   possessions.   It  may  November. A vote on Confederation will immediately be taken, and. if favorable, the  question of terms of admission discussed and  decided on, and a delegate to Ottawa appointed to confer with the Dominion government and complete the arrangements for the  admission of the colony into the Dominion.  Circumstances having completely changed, by  the imminent transfer of the Northwest territory, and the projection of overland railways,  since the last vote was taken, renders it exceedingly probable that the Council will reverse the vote of last session.  Death.���������On Wednesday last, Dr. J. B. Wilkinson died atg Richfield, after an illness of  about a week. Deceased was born in Eglin-  ton, township of York, Canada, and was  about 37 years of age.   He obtained medical  h,������M,0T? P .a. Toronto allege, and was a  skilful physician. He came to tbis colony at  the time of the first gold excitement, and was  one of the first miners on Rich Bar, Praser  river.' His remains were buried in the Cameronton cemetery, William creek, yesterday  A long processions of friends and acquaintances followed them to the grave.  Tm WKATnER.-On Sunday rain commenced failing and by Monday night a lanre  quantity of rain had fallen. On Tuesday a  few inches of snow fell, since which hard  frost set in and the snow remains.  THE   CARIBOO   AMATEURS  Announce that they will givo a performance on  Saturday Evening, Nov. 6  (TO-NIGHT,)  When will be produced that very interesting dramatic play, entitled  THE PORTER'S KNOT.  (First produced al tbe Royal Olympic, 1858.)  Mrs. Burr Florence Wilson  Alice ;............Mrs. S. P. Parker  Capt. O.ikum .' H. McDermott  Samson Burr '.J. S. Thompson  Augustus Burr M. G. Staples  Smouthley Smirk E.' Pearson  Stephen Scatter.. G. Orant  Bob.....  ; J. McKay  Fred ..N.Sliaw  Jack.������ A '.' M. Havelock  ft}?- Doors open at half-pist 7 o'clock. Performance to commence at 8 o'clock:       ':  Admission $1 00.   Reserved Seats, $1 60.  Tickets tor the reserve*I seats may be bad on np*  plication to Mr. Geo. Grant, Barkerville.  For   Sale.  I working half-interest in the SlcLnron claim, "Wil-  i\ liam creek, and *.nc full interest in the Eastern  Sb'peclaim, French creek. GHng to Peace 'River,  any how. Apply to Alex. McKwizie,. at ibe McLaren  claim.' ���������    -     '0.!"���������  'iA ...-  no6 4  For Sale: ���������";:7 A  Y the undersigned, at the 150-mile post, on the  Cariboo wagon roud, a largo quantity of  OATS   AND BARLEY.  In excellent condition, and will be sold at reasonable  rates. ".  no6 4 ADLER & BARRY.  A Branch of the  IS NOW OPEN,  At the Magistrate's Office, RichficJd, for tbe receipt  of Deposits, in conformity with "Tho Savings Banks  Or iu.inco, I860."  RicMchl^ri Nov., 1360.  (S'd)   ,,       C. BREW,  Df'6-3 Stipendiary Magistrate.  NOTICE.  N AND AFTER THE FIRST NOVEMBER, 1869.  all Mining Claims in the District of Cariboo are  hereby " Laid Over " till the 20th May, 1870.  (Signed) C, BREW  ^ * A **������, ������    , G������l(l Commissioner.  Dated 20th October, I860. oc27  A Perfect Cure.  ��������� A T THOS.   FLETCHER'S SECOND-HAND STORE  2i and General Repairing Shop:will be found a  Lathe capable of Turning and fitting up Car AxlC3  and Wheels, Hydraulic Nozzles, Hose Couplings, &c,  and ail repairs of metal work done with neatness  To be found also. Cooking Stoves, Sheet Iron Stoves.  Pumps, Hose, Nails, Picks, Shovels, and almost every  thing requisite for Miners' use at low prices.  UPPER BARKERVILLE. ml5  T<HE   CO-PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE existing  rrwpr?611 te���������1'VM,lW0Cn J- ������- FI'OYD and J. B  LOVbLL, under the firm namo of J. B. LOVELL &  CO., is dissolved by mutual consent.  All debts duo by the lato firm will be paid by John  B. Lovell, who will continue the business on his own  account, and to whom all accounts, &c , owing must  Ot*   |I������*IQ������  DISSOIMON OF PARTNERSHC  THE COPARTNERSHIP heretofore existing hetwL  D. Ercole and Joseph Chassot. under the firm  name and style of ERCOLE & CO; carrying on bisi  ness as,Butchers in Barkerville- B. C.v has been m*  day dissolved by-mutual consent. :0y ���������.; 8.  Joseph Chassot will continue the said bUsineM  All accounts due -to the said Copartnership must S  paid to. him, and he will liquidate all debts due h������"  the said Copartnership,;. > '  Ay   -"-���������������������������       \.\- ������������������ 0 D. KHCOLE.  ��������� ������;: r"���������'-.��������������� 0-'-0 ;��������� ���������'���������   ���������      J- chassot; a  Barkerville, October IS, I860. oc20lm  ��������� V\   NOTICE. J^  ���������THE HUDSONSfBAT ^6.^^  1: receive at jpar value, at tboir Store in Barker  Ville, in exchange for; Merchandise,; GOLD BARS Is"  sued from the Government Assav Offico. >'t.       a%  [~ 71 :'��������� Airy /A: iyry ,10 JOHNvM. ;\7ARK,;"',; -;  Barkerville, July 12,1860^ '  JuM4n'  A00      J. S. THOMPSON-  1 CCOUNTANT    M IN I N G \AND   COMMISSION  ft : Agent, Barkerville. .      4  Mining Companies' Books kept and adjusted*  May 1,1869. ...  NOTICE.  BARNARD'S EXPRESS WILL NOT BE RESPOND  bic for Passengers'.Baggage containing treasure  unless tbe charges on value of same are arranged for.  JAS.  REID, Agrnt,  Sept. 1,1369. Barkerville.  (Signed) |  J. O. FLOYD.  JOHN B, LOVELL.  $25   REWARD.  THE ABOVE REWARD will be given toanyon-i  who may find and return to Mr P. Gannon tho  hay horse ORKGON JOHN, belonging to W. Walsh.  Suid horse was last seen near Richfield about a month  ago. \ ....  Bn-rkerville, October 20.1809. \       oc20  NOTICE.  .V  Y  TtTE HAVE THIS DAY ?OLD ALL OTJRXRIORTS  >V    ami title to the HOTEL DE.FRANCE, Barker-  ville, to Mme. JULIA P1COT, and oissolved by mutual  consent our co-partnersiiip Iroiri this date.     ���������      \  Bark  erville, October4,1809. \  1 ���������' ���������:. AS F: A. LECUYER. \  oc9 2m   - A. BRUN.  A.  McFlierson,  AT C HJV! A K E RiE?  ..JEWELLER,.  HARKERVILLE.  Barkerville, Ma y.l. I8tfy  O.    LAMBERT  TENDERS his sincere Hi'inks to those who h.^v*  favored bim with thi-ir patronage on MorquHo  Creek and elsewhere, and begs to liili rm bis frKin ���������?  and the public gen������ rally tj<������t hv has c^-jr.mrrcid  business at iJarkerville in tho gtcrc.rew ntiy occupied,  by C,, DODERO, Whore he has a.su c*k of .-.       /  GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,  BOOTS,   CLOTIIINGt    ,  wines,; liquors; it^  0,    yTMvsixo Implements; &c������ &c.  Orders from friends on outside creeks: promplly attended to.    : ��������� ''-;������������������'. ������������������. v       Xl  jft^* Cons ign tn en ts -: of i goods from Vi c torla b n d  Coir ������n i al prod u ce (rom farme rs vv il 1 rucei y o h is grea U  cstaitont ion and care.        .  .      ; ,        ..  .. i!  Barkerville, An gust 25, 1869; * au28 tf  CHEAP   GO  COMPRISING-  Boots, Shoes, ClotHing and  G-roceriesv     .  of: the b es t q ij a li t xl  For sale at the Store of the uridcrsigDed in Barkft  ville, opposite the Bank of British Xofumbia.      ���������  W. RENNIE.  sr4t;  as u^nal  Chnrcli  Institute.  DURING tho ensuing winter the following Classes,  &c, will be held in connection with tbe Church  Institute :  MONDAY EVENING-7.30 to 10 o'clock���������1. (Greek op  English) the Acts of tho Apostles,- 2. (Latin)  Caesar's ������ De BelloGnllico," fourth book (Invasion  of Britain). 3. English Grammar and Analysis  Cowper's "Task,"  TUESDAY EVENING-8 o'clock till 10���������Military  Band.  WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY EVENINGS���������Tho  Class Room will bo.open for Reading, Study,  Chess, &c. The Institute is supplied with tlie  following Magazines or Reviews. Blackwood,  CombiI!.. London Society, St. Paul's, Once-a-  Week, Tho Edinburgh, Quarterly, North British  and Saturday Reviews, and the Pall M������U Budget.  THURSDAY EVENING-7.30 to 10 o'clock-Matbc  matics���������1. Euclid, Books 1 and 2. 2 Elementary  Algebra.   3. Arithmetic on "first principles."  FRIDAY EVENING-8 o'clock til! 10-VocaI and Instrumental Music.   Choir practice  PUBLIC LECTURES occasionally on Popular Science and History, and MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENTS  on WEDNESDAY EVENINGS.  Season Tickets���������For the.CIasses, &c, Lectures; &c,  5* 50.  N.B.���������More Elementary Instruction given Ef desired.  0c2* JAS.   REYNARD,  ���������I  mm  m  mm  m  Hi  ���������  I  1  1  1  I  US  :i������  lii  i  3bw ������������r':-:.v.n-.--ri-E: ^zlTZZZZi&ir^.rj&zrtrsinim   .   -roraerJsazSs  'wt&*lm4t*^���������^*aim,*m,mfrl, T:.:^Z������22>~~W  ''..;..���������...'".'.'.: -ii.'.'-k '.':.'.  '-.  ���������  '.<S  -V--*  THE CARIBOO SENTOEL  SATURDAY,:NOV. 6, 1869.':   :'  ;vVBORN;:|':;:g.^;v;' w-;;���������;���������.'--"���������/'->-.  At Coidspring Hbus^ vCfcribqo, ��������� on OctvSSth, to the  wife of Mr. 'John Boyd,-. (Boyd & HeaihQ a son.: -.-:;���������;';  Our Farming v Ijands .���������With - the; f farming  lands in that; part of the colony .generally  described as the upper country moat of our  readers are fairiilirir,?:and; we' need not'therefore call attention ;tof tberii.: But; the lands bri  the delta of tbeEras^r are ^rylittte'kriowni  and we would direct; the attention of those  Who contemplate retiririgrVorii mining to live  under their own vine arid fig tree to the fine  farming lands: of the lower;Praser. Ori the  islands near the.month of the Fraser, and also  on the right shore of the. .mainland along the  river below New Westminster, there are extensive tracts of> prairie and thinly-timbered  land that are exceedingly fertile and adapted  either to grazing or,.enI.tlyable purposes: The  soil has been formed by the deposition of alluvium from the riven A black mould, fro rii  two to four, and; in places, ten feet in depth,  lies on-'a' ^ibstratuJ**ri"iof v/etrpngr^'- tenacious  clay, thus forming : the very best quality of  agricultural" land; v The; only; /objectionable  condition connected witblthis land is that it  is subj ect to th e w in tier tid es *, when it is overflowed: two feet vdeepf for\ a few: hours, and  occasionally when the, river is very high in  mimmer, itisvalso ojt^  ghard against.these inundations by, tiuilding  dykes from three to five^ feet high. A dyke  three feet high is sufficierit for tbe summer  floods, and as labor is cheap the cost of these  7 dykes is comparatiyely small. Indeed oh  any farm where regular good farming is car*  ''[��������� tied on/ditches to carry off the surplus water  are essen tial ly necessary, and the ea rth taken  from such main drain ditches is sufficient to  form a dyke high enough to keep out the  summer floods/ It is not necessary to dyke  oiit tlie wmter floods^  crop on the grdund the admission of the water fa beneficial, improving the ground by  1 ea v itt*-n e w dep osi ts ofAped i rrie ri t!��������� tb a f en rich  v the soil.   Grass is everywhere abundant, and  Acattte thrive well without,stall-feeding. The  climate is the be?t in the colony. No rrialar-  Io uY d isea<es are p re vale ri t, th a1 sal fc wa ter and  s^a air acting as preventives. A very large  e x ten t\)f this lan (i \s si til open to pre-em ption  at SI firtnicre.���������'. It is so :,.situatedas to com-  , tnand theWictoria, Nanairaof Burrard Inlet  and New Westminster markets.;; We notice  tmitrit'Ts aMeting "considerable attention,  ... and set tlevnen.tHh ereonls; inereasing..; A large  quantity of iarn\.;producei is -yet iiriported  fro m U.S. terri f orV to supply.;, the: ri" ernahd in  th e 1 o w er cou ri t ry,-_ and -prices ������ re li \gher th a n  in .any other part'of vtiie^^ld^TfjOse who  took u p I and and com mVri.ce d farming' it a fe w  years ago have' gained Ni competency. Iri  California land of like character command  high fignre, while th e priceV of preduce are  lo we r t h a n i n th is col o n y.     V  Railway Gharters.���������In addition to two  other notices for charters of lb e\ Dominion  Pacific, an d the. Can ad a Pacific; rai 1 way s, ap ���������  plication will be made at; ther next session of  the Dominion parliament for a char termor a  rai I way fro in Pern l> i n a, or v i ei n i ty t v ia^Fo rt  Garry to a point on. Lake Winnipeg or on Uie  Saskatchewan river, near the confluence of  the river with Lake Winnipeg, with power to  improve the navigation of the Saskatchewan;  Meantime, in order to facilitate immigration.  the Dominion government': are ..building a  wagon road * from Lake Superior to Fort  Garry. It cannot be said that the Dominion  government and people lack enterprise, for.  although the Northwest territory has not yet  been transferred to the control of the Dominion, yet a wagon road, started several months  ago, and projected railways, show that tbey  are determined to open up the country.  Dolvg Wpx.���������k Dominion paper savs that  the Yarmouth; Gold Mining and Quartz-  Crushing Company is doing well. In July  66 tons of quartz yielded 41 oz. 10 dwtsof  gold; iq value, about $830. Surely if quartz  yielding two-thirds of an ounce per ton is  considered sufficiently good to justify saying  that a company is doing well with it, quartz  that will yield three times that amount ought  to furnish more than the difference in value  between labor and machinery in Nova Scotia  aud Cariboo. In Nova Scotia there isaroyalty  of three per cent., which is not demanded  iiere.^ Labor is $1 25 per day, a great difference in comparison wilh labor here, but the  present high price of labor is principally  caused by the absence of steady employment  Which quartz mining will give.  nJKArCE &���������m���������Fred. Black, D; McMarfcin  and Jas. McMillan bave left Queanelmouth  ior the new diggings. They were taken up  in . ?f uttonwood canyon by the steamer,  lack then took the shore, determined to foot  "���������^saidliewoiild get in ahead of them  j������i- Sylvester and Kane had packed seven  worses and would follow the telegraph trail.  REPQRB  caSilrn?^the 5ff* ^ Byrnes;: the  ;,,���������-. Qdesjjelmocth, Oct. 24,1869.  r  Gentlemen,  1&&.P���������* Prospecting Party-  ti* lfiV*?lyt 9f 6ix ^n ,eft Quesnelle on the  nn ?������ *.W; and arr^ed Buckley House  onthe 6th ot June, and left ;there lor  the,  mL^lZ���������^ Finlay ^^nch onthe 7th of  tnat month., Course.nearly northeast for 50  miles, and over a very difficult route. There  is much brush and fallen trees, together with  some, troublesome swamps. We began prospecting pb ihe 2d June, arid were fortunate  enoug^to find some gold io a small creek at  that date. We worked three months and a  halt with two strings of sluices, arid took: out  3a oz. to each man in that time, the diggings are shallow. \Ve have worked out  about 800 feet.of groundJn that time. I send  you a sample of gold taken out. We have  prospected each way from where wo have  located for about 20 miles. wmiouT finding  ant OTUEirpATOO,;pB03PEcr. There is a narrow range of blue and yellow .talcose elate,  with innumerable small veins of quartz intersecting: it..- Genriral course: northwest and  southeast. ..This range is cut off at the south  fork-ofFinlay's branch by a mountain range  of granite. : We intend .taking out supplies  this winter ���������pnthfsn^w.;: We shall then be  better^able to prospect next season, arid  ascertain with certainty, whether the new  district would/pay or not. ^A; rrish of miners  toihat section;;untilthe-exferi't arid value of  it is better kripwnj can only prove disastrous  arid j result in serious iniury*:to' the col ouy. It  is better,-perhaps; not to publish this report  iri the pub lie. prints.', un.tfl soriiethiug m ore  may be kno wn of the conritryi  We have fbiiridva'few ^pieces of native silver and some indications of copper.  Please- accept our sincere thanks for your  kind assistance to the expedition. .:;  Your obedient servant,., ::-;- A"  MicuAEiiW. Eyunes;    ; -7  fbrtheP.R.P.Pa^  Goods on toe .WAT.-^MerchandiseVetc., ad-;  dressed as follows, arrived in New Westmiri^  ster on tlie 22d ult.:: Chailes,2 pkgs; ,T. S.*  5 ^K. L;, 18 ;vAV S. Ki 50J.KX31 JxMG.i  7 ��������� J;vH;; II f diamond ft; 33 ; P^C; KT f  W, W., 79 ; A. K.<5 j circle" j. L.,^390:;-circle  b;, 187:; L:&S.:0.,16; diamond: R., 3 ^C.^  S., 23 ; Meldrum, l ;E. P��������� 2; E.;Tynon,v5 f  j;. Q.. 3 ; Cornwall, Iv; C. G., 2 ;. Dunbar, 4������������������-.;  McLeese. 1 ; Buie,, 2 ���������; Tingtey, 2 ; Dawson,  1":: C������ 4 ; B. D.. 207 ; H. B. C. Yale. 145"���������"  II. B; C, S., i ; H. B. C, Hope. 30,; Wells.l;  Peers, 1. A few packages, addressed as follows, arrived on the 19th : Pilletin. 1 pkg ;  J\ L.'S., 3 ; Chung Wau, 2 ; Dawson. 1.  TiiKATRiCAL.���������To-night the Cariboo Am a-  teu rs wi 11 give ano the r p e r form a n ce at th e  'th-ptre. The " PorterV Knot". has been selected fo r this p ccasion. It is a ye ry in ter-  'esting piece, and as it will occupy about the  same time as usual 'to the perfo r iri a n ces, n o  other piece, will be played. A good bouse  would encourage the amateurs in their efforts  to give a performance every fortnight. Reference to the cast will show that a good per-  Nformauce may be expected. ;  \b e ARS.���������iEn coun tera wi tli bears in th is  co lo n y- are not co n fi ned to ���������; th e mo u n tai n s  ranging, between this creek, Antler and  Keithley creeks. Mr. IL Waters, of New  Westminster, while sportingin the vicinity of  Pitt lake.'% was attacked by a bear recently  and roughly handled, or rather pawed, and  the consequences might have been very serious had not two brothers of the name of  Price come to his rescue by shooting the animal.  Big Bent).���������At this moment there is perhaps more contentment at this camp than at  any other in the country.. Every miner has  jjome money, some of them good " piles/  There are about 42 men ou French creek, all  doing well, but the best paying claim is tbe  highest on the creek. The anticipation for  next year is that Big Bend will be larger^ f������s  a camp than it has ever been since the excitement���������[Mainland Guardian.   ;  Exfuess.���������Barnard's express arrived on  Sunday last and left on the following morning morning. Messrs. C. S. Jones, W. Cochrane and Jas. Walsh were passengers by the  down express. The express brought an  eastern mail.  AcciDENT.���������On Wednesday, Hugh. Phillips  fell down the shaft of the Willow company,  Mosquito creek, but with the excepttou of a  cut'in the head and several bruises, he sustained no very serious injury.  Fire Brigade.���������A meeting of this corps  was held last night. Subscriptions amounting to $307 were reported collected for the  month of October.  MINING INTELLIGENCE.  : Ax.AAA     wilmam creek. .  The;: Dutch Bill co. cleaned up C5oz. last  weekiv The McLaren cleaned up 2G, 23 and  41 ������^*������.r the last three weeks. A few of the  hydraulic companies are preparing to drift  for the:winter. Iu the lower' part of the  creek, only one company, the Foster-Campbell, -have been getting out pay since the  freshets. Last week thoy washed up $400.  one, shift working. The Prairie Flower co.'s  diggings, which generally yield a dividend oi  $100 per week, are improving in appearance.  The. Ballarat tunnel is closely approaching  completion, and a little gold is being obtained.  ,     '   AAA ��������� ' STOUT GULCH.  The Mucho Oro co. washed up 42 oz. for  last week's work, and on Wednesday last, 18  oz., for three days. The Taffvale co. washed  up 88 oz. for the week, and 18 oz. for tbe  half-week. The Jenkins co. washed up 155  oz. for, the week.' The Floyd co. were running a now car-drive. The Coombs co.  washed up 24 oz. for the week, and on Thursday, 21������ oz.  CONTiLrN GUI.CIfi  The White Pine co.. washed up 43 oz. for  the week, and the Felix co. 125 oz. On Wednesday last both these companions washed  up about 18 oz.   : ���������  .  . FRENCH CREEK,    . *  The Cosmopolitan co. are in with their  tunnel over 250 feet, running through gravel.  / LOWHEE CREEK.  The Kelly co. washed up 100 oz. last week.  The Calaveras co. were starting a new shaft.  The Victoria co; had nearly got in with tbeir  tunnel to-tbeir own ground. The Black Bull  co. were driving ahead with their tunnel.  GRUB CREEK.  The other day we took a run up Black  Jack gulch, in--eompany with two quartz  quidnuncs, to look at the qnartzledge at the  head of the gulch, and noticed sluices, and a  pan. "Washing a pan of dirt, we go������ a prospect; of. about ten cents, and concluded that  there were good diggings around. We subsequently learned,, however, froni the owner  of the.sluices, that '$2 per day was, average  pay.:;so^thnt the gulch had been rightly  iiamed^rtib creek. The 'quartz looks as  promising, as. any ether in which gold is riot  ���������visible.XA A '  -..  'yyyyyyyy GROUSE CREEK, ".     '    ';'  A few. men were stii I at work up to Thurs-  day on:this creok. Ground-sluicing in the  Cascade and Onlario claims was going on :  the'Union co. were cleaning up. and the  Ne'er-do-Weel co. had commenced drifting.  Work was also going on in the claim near the  Flume co.:s.ground.  [ DiUGON CREEK.  ' On Wednesday the Discovery co. struck  side rock in their tunnel, and expect to get  to bed-rock under the channel in a few days.  They have obtained prospects of So to the  car; ���������:'  :.        NORTH FORK QUESXEIXE.  It is reported that a little excitement occurred on Keithley creek and thereabouts  last week. A tew miners have been working  on a bench or bank about two miles from the  China ranch on the Keithley creek side, and  itieaked out that they were doing very well,  whereupon a rush on a small scale took  place. _         .  Court.--There were no cases before the  court  tbis week, except one���������a complaint  frora.Meachem & Nason that the parties, who  have preempted the Welsh claim, William  creek, refuse to allow the lumber on the  ground to be taken away. Meaehem &  Nason bad abandoned tbe claim, and it was  contended that abandonment of .the claim included'abandonment ������f the improvements.  The Judge decided otherwise, stating thatby  the abandonment of farming land the improvements were also abandoned, but the  preemption or land ordinance did not apply  to mining ground, and Messrs. Meaehem &  Nason could take everything except what  was in the works���������the shafts and drifts���������from  the ground.  New Winter Stook���������O. McOallura would  inform his friends and the public that he has  just received a considerable addition to his  stock of Coats, Pants, Vests, Canvass Pants,  Blue Overalls and Jumpers \ Heavy Over-  Blurts, Baltic Shirts, English and Oregon Underclothing, Woollen Scarfs; English, Scotch  and Oregon Socks; Cloth, Ringwood and  Aberdeen Gloves j Kid Mitts, lined; Neck  Tics, Turkish Towels; Cambric Handkerchiefs, and an assortment of Felt Hats.. Ail  the above goods will be. sold cheap for cash.  Pants and Vests made to order. Parties  wishing to have their clothing made to order  bv A. Gilmore, Victoria, may have their  measures taken by Mr McCailum, ia ordcMo  secure a good fit.  ��������� Climatic���������The climate of the country in  which the new diggings have been found, is  said to be generally milder than that of Cariboo. Tbe altitude is a few hundred feet  lower than William creek, and snow averages  a foot in depth during winter. We have,  however, no authentic record of the climate,  and the testimony of a few Hudson Bav-Co.  employes as to the climate at Stuarts "lake,  will be interesting: Mr. McLean speaks of tho '  climate as being very variable. '* I bave experienced at Smart's Lake; in the month of  July, every possible change of weather within  twelve hour.s, frost in tbe morning, scorching  heat at noon, then rain, bail, and snow. The  winter season is subject to.the same vicissi^ ���������  tudes, though not in so extreme a deg'reo :  some years it continues mild throughout.  These vicissitudes riiay, I think, be ascribed  to local causes���������proximity to, or distance  from, the glaciers of the Rocky Mountains,  the direction of the winds, the aspect of the  place.". Mr. Cox writes that the climate is .  neither unhealthy nor unpleasant; aud he  expresses tho opinion that the natives, if they  but'used common prudence, would undoubtedly live to an advanced age. '��������� The spring,"  adds tbis writer," commences in April, when  the wild flowers begin to bud ; and from,  l hence to the latter end of May the weather  is delightful. Iii June it rains incessantly^  with strong'southerly and easterly winds..  During the month of July and August, tbe  beat is intolerable; and in September the  fogs are so dense that it^ is quite impossible, A  to distinguish the opposite side of the river ?  any morning before ten o'clock. Colds and  rb ei i m at is ms are p re v al en t among tb e na lives  during this period : nor are our people exempt from them. In October.-the falling of  tbe leaves and occasional trost announce the'  beginning of winter/ The lakes and parts of  the rivers are frozen in November. "The  snow seldom exceeds twenty-four inches iii  depth. The mercury, in -Fahrenheit's thermometer, falls in January to 15 deg. below  0 ; but this does not continue many days."  _'.������.  A woman starved to deatbin New York  lately, and peaches were only ten'.pents a ���������.  quart.  There is not a single large ship building in  New York at the'present moment, nothing  but a few coasting schooners.  English  butter   for   English residents in:.  China is now ordered from San Francisco by- :  overland aiid cable-telegram.: It starts froin  Liverpool, crosses.the Atlantic, jonrney.s the.  breadfh of this' continent by rail, and thea  crosses Ihe Pacific .  The New York Times regards Mrs, Sto'we's  story about Byron as now satisfactorily- disproved, audi with Lord Lindsay, attributes it  elrher to a hallucination on the part of Lady  Bymn. or to a misapprehension of her meaning by Mrs. Stowe.  The proposed (Ecumenical Council has  produced a curious movement among the  Russian clergy. They propose to get up a  counter demonstration to that preparing at  Rome, by having another council at St.  l-N'lershurg, attended by bishops of the Greek  Church, aud presided over by the Emperor.  The London Musical World says that, at a  concert lately given by the Auckland Choral  Society to the officers of the fleet, His Royal  Highness tbe Duke of Kdinburgh took part  ns 'Mirst fiddle." In the opening piece he  played with Colonel Balnea vis and the other  violinists. The Duke subsequently played in  Mozart^ ���������*'������Jupiter" and other orchestral  pieces- In all, he is said to have acquitted  himself most admirably.  Sir William Thompson, the eminent electri-  clan, announces an v important discovery 'y  touching the art of laying submarine cables.  He has found a mode by which a fault existing in the coiled part of the cable on board  ship, scareely reeo'griizabIe as an incipient  flaw, will make a sudden and decisive indication, after i(; passes out of the tfenky and before, it reaches the pulley at the suern. The  alarm will thus be given in time to stop the  cable and remedy the defect.  (  Instruction.���������Mo ns. B. DetSs desires na to  state that he intends opening Evening,Classes  for instruction in Arithmetic. French, Spanish.  English Grammar and English Composition.  He will give also private lessons in the dead  languages, ,&c, if desired. The classes will  be opened on the 15th November next, at  half-past 7 o'clock, p.m. The terms will be  $12 per month, payable in advance. Parties  desirous of going through a regular course of  lessons are requested to give him their names  before the,5th of November next, so that he  may bave time to organize the classes and  send down to Victoria for books. No application will be received after the 10th November. Mons. B. Deffis is well known in this,  colony as an efficient professor of languages.  Having had several years experience in teaching, his mode of tuition will be found easy  aud effective. Tbis is a good opportunity  afforded miners to employ profitably the long  winter evenings. ��������� yi00*-ie������^^  ���������a  ' ' ���������*������  ''��������� ������������������"' *  .>���������  ���������.ly  c  -  ��������� ������ ���������  ;      'xyy 7 - ���������   ;  -  ���������t;  '.-������������������             ���������.  ' '       ���������.'���������'���������'' v'*-  i  ���������,  ...       .'-������������������ .;;������������������,   *��������� -  ra"������.f2������^i^Ti'������^^ .-Al - **v> **>  ANGRY WORDS.  *.  ������������������ ������������������  - Angrywords are.Hghtly spoken  '���������*'    In'a rasb and thoughtless hour;:.  Bvigbtest links of life are broken  ;   '.    By tbeir deep! insidious power.  Hearts inspired* by warmest feeling  Ne'erbefore by anger stirred,  "���������; Oft arc rent past human healing.  By a single angry word.  Poison drops of care and sorrow,  ��������� Bitter poison drops are tbey���������  Weaving for tbe coming morrow  ��������� Saddest memories of to-day.  '    Angry words! on, let tbem never  From tbe tongue uubridled slip ;  ; . Jlfty tbo heart's best impulse ever  ;.   :     Check tbem ere tbey soil tho lip.  Love is much, too pure and holy  . Friendship is too sacred far,  For a moment's reckless folly  : Thus to-desolate and mar.  Angry words are lightly spoken,'  .', '":.. 13itterest thoughts are rashly stirred-  .      Brightest links of life are broken  ��������� By a single angry word. ;  MISCELLANEOUS.  WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL   DEALER  -i>*-  ,.. .,-. ��������� ; r<���������������������"   ������- ��������� ;���������~ ���������.     .  A NEW METHOD OF BOOK-KEEPING  , Provisions,  HARDWARE , \ DRY    GOODS  CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, ETC.,  HOTELS. RESTAURANTS. &c.  /Restaurant  BARKERVILLE.  ������������������-;  ' -. :  ���������  K':'\  ;  -  ;  i          .  ��������� ���������'-  ��������� ��������� ���������   :  X  ���������*   ���������  ��������� . -  , *  ;       . _ - ���������       ���������   .  ���������    ;    -        -  y  ���������     *'   !  ..'...  x  ������������������-.:'.  ��������� '.. -���������': "   .    .- '  00XX   y      X:  .0-.0y.yy'yy . -;  I"''-!-'': : ������������������' '"��������� ���������'���������"' ��������� '���������  '. '. - - ���������y-A --X.-A- ,-  y-y xr.y V ��������� .   ,'" ,  rxyy :��������� >    -    '������������������������������������/ --.  r.  0 0-0^  0*;y'*  Some Ume since a barber was Vrougbt before the police coiu*t of Paris, charged with  having customers in his house after midnight.  The examination is thus reported: -���������������������������  :������������������ "Barbers-It iai the fault of this personf, Merlon, who is in court, ashe has not time to be  shaved until.late at night.  A The Presideut���������Yoru^ ought not*y at all  events, "to disturb .the public peace ; there  were cries issuing.from your house, as if you  bad been committing murder.-  . Merlon���������He was shaving me ; that's almost  the same thing.   [Laughter.]  -'The President��������� Was it you, then, Merlon,  who was crying out as if you were being  .'flayed?,.       ..';���������/-*' '-.-;'."���������.'  ', \'.::Merlon���������Yes, in fact be was flaying me���������  [a general laugh]���������he was cutting me bor-  Yaii  Volkenlrarg &   Co;  RETAIL   BUTCHERS,  BARKERVILLE,  RICH-FIELD,   AND  MOSQUITO CREEK;   .  A supply of fresh meat of all descriptions constantly  Ion band.  Sheetand Cast Iron Stoves  THE Proprietors of tbis old and well-known estab  .1 ������*rwiwtjulrik their, numen  oust  hen  usual stnci uhuhuju ������������������������...������.-   continuance of their contidenco and support;       '- . _  Meals, $1.   Board,  $16   per Week.  BREAD  MADE  OF THE BEST  FLOUR  We recommend to the public our   .  GROUND COFFEE,  which Is a much superior article than any which can  he hail from below. We Roastmw\i Grind*it ourselves  and choose the best berries, consequently tlie public  may be sure of its being free from adulteration.  00[.   ..,'-        H PATTERSON k GOODSON.  Barkerville, May IS, 1869. my 19  HOTELS; RESTAURANTS. &c.  Miners' Boarding House,  rTHE UNDERSIGNED DESIRES,;TO ANNOUNCE  1 th at bo lias purchased tbo House an d b u'siness ol  tbe above establishment, and 'solicits' a continuance  of custom.   The price of Board will remain:as before.  BOARD, $12 per Week.   Single'Mk a us, $i.  SAMUEL WALKER.  Barkorvillo, July 27,1SC0.  /    *     y7    ju2St(  Antelope Restaurant,  orie e.  OTOE  UNDERSIGNED" BEGS   TO   INFORM  HIS  I  friends and the public, that lie lias Aite*: up soaic  COMFORTABLE;BSD-RO^MS  deanness'nnd.xomton in tu* h?.������..->.  '���������'. H<* takes also tins opportunity to. re mind tho Carl-  hot������it������*s thai his Brewery: has r^c-ivod the-FIRST  PRIZE of tho Colony for his celebrated   -.  XXX  ale;     a:i ."������������������:.;  And tbe true amateurs will be able'tojudfre byvthem  selves that such honorable  prize bus .been, justly  awarded to him, '.*���������-.  N. R. ��������� A larjre front mom to let.    ���������  Barkerville, Jan. 23,1869. -  BARKERVILLE.  J. MASON,  J. DALT.  Proprietors.  Board, $12 per Week.    Single Meals, $1.  p&~ OYSTER STEWS/LUNCHES, &c.  Tbe best of material is used, and all who wish first,  class Board at the'above rate can obtain the same at  thiscstablishrnent. . "nil lin^  ajdeIphi^aloon.  ..CHARLES,    BACON  T\ESIRE8'to inform his friends and tlie public itfd  I) he ba������? parch ase. It he business of the MA DEI JW  SA LOO'S, RICHFIKLD, where he trusts hc:wiil n-  ceivc a ftlr share, of. patronage. -The best Wines  Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.-,   -  :-    -:    sel$ lm  N. GUNIO  ' Barber���������It is very true, but I made a mis-  -��������� XX- *��������� ���������' ���������'  &���������<&������������������"������������������  Merlon���������Did you mean to cut me ?  Barber���������I did not say that-~[prolonged  laughter]���������I certainly did not. mean to cut  bim so deep. [Loud and continued laughter.] J  The President���������Did you then cut bim on  purpose ?  Barber���������Indeed I did, in tbe spirit of my  order. You understand, one does not like to  be below bis business."  Tbo President and Merlon together���������And  why? '  Barber���������The whole affair is this : Mr. Merlon is not to be trusted, as he does not pay  the ready money.' He used to cheat me in  tbe number of shaves for which he owed me ;  when he had twelve, he used to say he bad  only six, so that I lost botb my razor, my  4 LL JOBBING WORK IN TIN', COPPER, Sheet  A Iron, Zinc and-Lead Piping, ft fiend ed to wul)  romptnoss, and warranted to give entire satis  action.     ���������<i  Hardware, Iron & Steel,  TC.;  HARNESS,    Etc.,  FOR SALE.  E. PEARSON & BROS..  Barkcnrille.  /  soap,  and   my  time.   At last I devised a  method of keeping a reckoning not to be disputed.  The President���������How was it ? *  Barber���������Every time I shave him,'I make a  notch  in  his  cheek���������[general   laughter]���������  when we count up, i look at his cheek���������so  many notches so  many" shaves���������[renewed  laughter]���������but the other day tbe razor turned  in my baud���������I made the figure too large, and  it was this that made him. cry out and disturb  tbe neighborhood.  Amidst general laughter the barber was  condemned to pay the full penalty, and the  President, advised him to renounce in future  bis new system Of keepings-accounts.  The cause of tbe non-increase of population  in France is said to be owing to the fact tbat  the loss in raeu killed in the wars of the  Second. Empire is estimated as follows :������������������  Crimea, 80,000; China and Mexico, 65,000;'  Italy, 60,000 ; total drain on the population,  205"000. .The expenditure:���������Crimea, ������340,-  000,000; Italy, ������60,000,000; other wars,  ������40.000,000. If to this drain be added tbe  increase in the standing army, it can scarcely  be  a*���������a  -' ^ ' "-- - ' ���������   ' ������������������'"    ���������  b  STOVES!    STOVES!  ADAMS fc  PEABCY,  BARKERVILLE,  Have on hand a choice selection of  CAST IRON COOKING STOVES  THE undersigned, proprietors of the above:."*re)Jr  known <m.l favorably; siuntcl 'estahhslnn'-'nt,  bavine purchased the same from E. Tormey, de?ire l'>  inform their friends and the public een"r:tlly that they  :������re now prepared ..tti.'ailo'rd ey>ry accnnimod-uiori to  ir.iveihrs aiiu ntlvrs at the most roo?"h*0>le chdr^es.;  The table is sup.pHM with all the snlisinntlols and  Utxurips avitilahle in the country, an������!'.-.prompt atten:.  tion pieen to the.wishes of the guests- . .   ;  The B^ir is stocked will������ the very best brands of  Win**, faquor? and Cicarsi  The Stables are ������p tcious and comfortat>!f and attended to by fir.-t class hostl������vrs. A plAnii*'uI supply  of the best provender (������f all kin������ls always on hand.  In short, every convenience and facility conducive  to the comfort of man and beast will be found, and  the proprietors will spare no effort to eiv* entire'satisfaction to all who may patronize the <\������t������������Wishm^nt.  August 20th, 1869. ADLKR & BAHRY.   ���������  TIN* PLATE  AND   SHEET  IRON  With various other articles in their line of trade.  ^5f All Jobbing in tbe Tin, Sheet Iron, Copper and  Zinctradeattendedto,and warranted to give satis-  action. "������0  Miners' Provision  Store,  , BARKERVILLE  Next Door to Sextinkl Office.  NEW   ENGL AND  CPHE PROPRIETOR of the above establishment would  J respectrulW intonn bis friends aud the public ia  e^neral that he'is uow prepared to fiirnish (hem wan  Bread of his- own' baking bavin? secured the assisu  Abce of a enrapetenf. Baker, which enables him  defv competition. ������������������.���������. ��������� ���������'��������� '������������������ ���������, ' ������ .   a  He has also a COFFEE: SALOON .attached to  i-v  above, where none but the best Colfee, Pies.and Cakt-s  will beservod. \ ' '   ,, ,��������� ,i '  N-B -BREAD   DELIVERED' to all -parts of ibe  Q000 07100.   n������v2^m  OGCIDEI^AL  ....   QUKSKKLMdUTU.  ^HE Proprietors of this well known House tender  .tbeir sincere thanks to their friends and lUv tra-  reduced to $3!.60. P^r Day.   biuelc Meal?, $1 00.  All the lururies that the* century affords ar.; constantly kept rm the tabic. Private Parlors ;m.] *?nils'  of Rooms for Families. . The Bar is stocked with ik-  best brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  The Stable is well supplied with the best Timetl.y,  Oats, Hay and (irain. BROWN &.0 IL US.  Quesnelinouth, Mav       1869.  STORE  Ltohtxing Creek.  T this Establishment will always be found a well  ^^ selected and varied assortment oft he  FRESHEST GROCERIES A PROVISIONS  IN CARIBOO.  ALSO���������A good selection of Clothing, Hardware, Glass  and Crockery.. Best brands of Tobacco,  Medicines, etc., etc.  Best Java CofTco Roasted and Ground DAILY. ,  ALL GOODS SOLdTt LOWEST RATES.  The BAR is fully supplied with tbe choicest  Havana Cigars, Wines and Liquors.  I trust by strict attention to business, and fair and  square dealing, to. merit a continuance of the liberal  patronage.heretofore extended to mo.   '  A large lot of HEYWOOD'S celebrated BACON!  for sale, at a very low figure.  Feb. 20,1869.       ���������  8m_  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE MAINLAND OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  In the matter of the Estate and Effects of ALEXANDER STOBO, deceased, intestate.  LL persons who d.re indebted to the above Estate  _��������� are required to pay ��������� the amounts d u 'e fo r th wi th,  and all persons who have any  claims against the  accounts  to  ft  trator.  14 3 m  ��������� OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  [Incorporated by. Royal Charter, 1862].  ��������� ' \.  CAPITAL, -.-,.--- $2,500,000.  With power to increase.  Drafts issued on-the Bank's branches  IN VANCOUVER ISLAND - VICTORI A  In the United States : '  CALIFORNIA,   -      -   SAN FRANCISCO.  OREGON,      -     :-   ::  PORTLAND.  NEW YORK, - Messrs. Bkll & Gunury,  Agents for the Bank of Montreal.  ON CANADA���������The Bank of Montreal.  ON SCOTLAND���������The British Linen Company's Bank.  ON IRELAND���������The Bank of Ireland.  ON MEXICO Axn SOUTH AMERICA���������Tbe  London Bank of Mexico and South  America.  ON ENGLAND���������Tbe Bank of British Colum-  bia���������Head Office���������East India Avenue.  Leadenball street.     ��������� ; .  MINERS AND TRADERS will find it  to their advantage to purchase at this Store, where there is  A Large Ass^rtmiint of Goods,.  Of the very best description on  hand, aud, the ?i������H  constantly replenished by now arrivals.   The propri*-  tors will sell Goods  As Cheap  as   axv  i.v  Carikoo.  Orders promptly filled, and forwarded with di>paicb,  Van Winkle. Mav 12, ism. Prop rii "to*.  BLACKSMITHINQ.  T> McENTEE wtehns to inform bis W^^jjnJ^  I , pnMic that be is prepared to do HORSr^i ���������  TNG at- $3 perset,'and aii other kinds ol Blac^Hima  work at reas������ii:iblc rate?. .      (  RICHFIELD, .Inly 23, 1800. __^i--  LOWE   BROS.,  Importers and  Commission   Merchants,  Insurant*  A gen is, etc.,  Vlctorin, V.I.  Wharf Street,  Received on Deposit, or Advances made on them.  TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFERS'  Granted on "Victoria, San Francisco' Portland, and  *   /        ->  New York/ ':;'   ���������!    -  Every description' of Ranlcing Business transacted  CHARLES S ��������� .10NES, Agent.  William Creek, Cariboo  )  Importer of Books, Stationery, and Fancy'.W'*^  Jlanttfacturcs,  FORT STREET, VICTORIA, B, C.  May 1, 1869. ������ .  'SAWNEV'S   LETTERS  A XI)  ?  MESSRS. MEACHAM & NASON.are prepared to  furnish Lumber at their Mills, William Crook,  and as they have lrbw a  PLANING     MACHINE  in operation, they will supply DRESSED LUMBER alt  $15 per thousand.    Shingles, $12 per tbuustmd.    -  uu2i tf  C AR IBO^'RH'Y M E S  IJY JAMKS.'ANDERSON'.  /    1-    ..,   onedolwk  ,    For sale at tbe Skn'TISEL OfileA aud fortfnrdjl'  tp%-t,fr<\'ofchntge. mi"  FRIGE,  ^���������y^y^iy^yyy.

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