[From the "Frontier Times" Extra, Jan. 4.] Government Notice. King William's Town, Dec., 31, 1850.
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[From the "Frontier Times" Extra, Jan. 4.] Government Notice. King W illiam's Town, Dec., 31, 1850.
His Excellency 'the Governor^ accompanied by Colonel Mnckinnon, reached King William's Town today at one o'clock, h»ving forced hit passage with a large eicort of the Cape Corps through numerous bodies of Kafirs from Fort Cox Tia Fort White. It was hi» intention to have proceeded to Fore Hare, but the enemy "were in auch force that his mean* were not udequate to iti accomplishment. Every power is delegated to Colonel Somerset, during the forced ab. sence of the Governor from the' Colony, to raise Levies, &c, &c, and to name the rallying points of assembly. And liii Excel leucy does most ardently hope that the Colonists will rise en masse to aid her Mxjestj's Troops and the reinforcement of Men and Guns, which will shortly arrive at East i London to destroy and exterminate theie most barbarous and treacherous savages, who for the moment art fQr'ftjfrlaible^ Every Pott in British Caffrtfm 11 Necessarily mainUWed. The abandonment of one qf thorn would f^iye be,en tlie signal for revolt to every T f Slami>ie (jlhief.' Tlr'e'y 1 are well provisioned for iix weeks, and- (orm a riu* clrm lor an invading army of Patrioti. Tne Gaik»s miibt be driven out of tbe AiiiatoUs and expelled forever - However great the inroad into the Colony may have been, it ii consoling to his Excellency to know
th«f .the mainterwe of tbevs pcit*, which indeed rauld not hare 1). eiTabandoned, occupies the attention of thousand! of Kifim, who would otherwise have £one into the Colony. The line of the tiuffaio must be maintained, coute gui coute. It inrolvei the safety eien of her Maje»t/« Troopt, which is paramount. By Hi» Excellency's command, John Garvock, Lt.-Col. Pn'tate Secretary.
I Coroner's Inquest. — An inquest was held on Thfcftday, at' the Prince Albert Inn, Epsom fyoad, before Dr. Davies, Coroner, on the body of Mr. Alexander Geddes, of Waihihi, who, (as was mentioned in the obituary in our last) was killed by a fall from his horse on the evening of the preceding Monday. Evidence having been given showing the entirely accidental nature of the fatal occurrence, and the fact that the deceased was quite sober at the time, the Jury returned as their .verdict, " That Alexander Gedoes was accidentally killed by a fall from his horse, in consequence of the horse stumbling."