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Cape And Natal News (Newspaper) - February 1, 1860, London, Middlesex CAPE AND IATAL NEWS 0f Published on Arrival of the Mail J gfticim WITH FEBKUABY PBICB 17 Code of Good Hope Western Krpvince 18 Eastern British Eaflratfa 24 Orange Free 24 Notices to 25 in Eastern 26 Cape of Good Hope 26 Transvaal 26 Natal 26 Commercial 29 Shipping Intelligence 30 Advertisements 80 LATEST IN Cape 21 17 9 FBOM At Cape Town 5 Aljoa 5 5 Companys mail steam ship arrived at on with the mails from the Cape of Good Hope and Her dates are Table 22 31 and The with the English mails of the 5th arrived in Table Bay on the 15th The following is a list of the passengers and cargo and Dri the first John James in the second 2 wine Rassell and 20 and 15 wine and 1 skins wines Kfaums do Van der Byl and 44 and 50 wool Van der Byl and 6 skins Kamaqualand Mining 828 copper ore Kryriautf and I ostrich feathers and 1 ivory and 28 and wool 24 Wool Searight and 556 tusks ivory and 1 do and 1 and 2 68trieh feathjers 2 wine and 3 hfaums do De and 1 feathers 1 foreign coins 3 3 ankers wine Barry and 1 hfaum do 20 argol and 2 ostrich hundred men were at work between Cape Town and The question of the terminus at Cape Town has been settled the passenger station will be in the and the goods station behind the near the South The first electric telegraph in the colony had been laid and was in active operation as far as the railway works Its use has hitherto been confined to the railway but it was expected that it would be thrown open to the public within a couple of by which time it is probable that the works will be It is then proposed toextend it along the sea board districts as far as Grahams The Government has entered into a contract for a short telegraph line of twentyone to be laid down between Cape Town and Simons The first of an intended series of agricultural exhibitions had taken place at about 75 miles from Cape rind attracted a large concourse of farmers from the surrounding coun The show of agricultural produce of all and espe of fine woolled surpassed all and a con siderable number of silver cups and premiums in money were awarded to the successful competitorsparliament having last session granted the liberal sum of to be distributed in this way amongst the various agricultural associations throughout the in proportion to the exertions6fHhew A disease had attacked the vines in thewiue it feathers de 10 ppsYwine and 107 wool 22 aloes Galtand 8 and 1 12 pkgsVhoriisi and 9 p feathers Constanfia and 1 plants was with a considerable effect upon the vintage It does not appear at present to be which has occasioned so much injury in but only fcj severer form of th6 common blight generally met with every arid at the same time by the excessive moisture arising from tjiejieavy rains in October and Competent authorities believed that the disease had reached its owing to the favourable influence of warm vweatjier and the The general intelligence is not of a very brilliant or diversified Very satigfactory as all the ihaterial iittetfiste the with one e although complaints are certainly made that trade is duller than usual and money very It appears that there was a general conviction that George Grey would Have returned to colony by the mail steamer and great preparations were made to give him a There was to have been a grand The 59th Regiment and the volunteers were but no Sir George This was a great Tne petitioners who addressed her Majesty qn the subject of his Excellencys have been gratified by the receipt of the following which is So worded as to leave the inference that the petition weighed with the Duke of Newcastle and helped to give a happy turn to the ft sum of under the act6 passed in and for in nd iro eiflealf nblic amount the will be raised in the colony As will be seen the we hare favourable reports with respect tothe immigration now seems to be working so favourably as even to surtnount all the opposition formerly directed against either by predjudice or Since the commencement of the operations emigrants Jiave landed at Cape Town j and in Algoa Bay notwithstanding this the arrtralsby the last ships aY readily engaged as fhbse by the first and at equally good1 whilst theory is i if appears that there From official statements KsqM CAPE am LieutenantGovernor to acquaint you Ji T TT M that a the dated 4th has been received from the Right Sretar of State for the reporting that the petition landowners and residents of Cape praying for the reinstatement of Sir George Grey in the government of this forwarded by you for transmission to tbe Queen on the 18th August has been duly laid before her His Excellency at the same informed of the reinstatement of Sir George f DE Under Colonial It is stated that all sorts of contradictory rumours were and with a large number of persqns it still remained doubtful whether he would ever come to the Cape The general feeling is much in his and those who did not altogether approve of his policy are much pleased to find that there is some chance of his taking the of government The railway is being prosecuted with great and three haa been a heHt increase of the colonial revenue during the year 30 last of and an increaseoiF exftenditure or an ncrease ending Sept during the sonie period of The year ending September 30 was toijal expenoiture loans repaid The value of goods imported into this colony during the quarter ending 30th September last has exceeded quarter of last year by no less than fourth the totals being respectively The exports of colonial produce have been considerably less during the quarter ending September than during the corre sponding quarter of the previous amounting only to while in the same quarter of 1858 the total was This decrease is chiefly shown in copper and The only article of showing an increase is of including exported during the X t i t ft pfl quarter was value against gal value in the same quarter The remnant of the German Legion on the frontier a general order announcing that on and after the Slit
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