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LA BUAN. We extract the following from the Monthly Times, Feb. 24th.-" We understand, from a good source, that the appointment of Mr. Brooke to the governor ship of Labuan is all fudge-it would clash with the Sarawak interest. Free-trade principles, not a monopolizing spirit, ought to be a sine qua non in the establishment of a tradal depot near Borneo. Our occupation of Labuan has raised the wrath and jealousy of the French, and caused the phlegmatic ire of the Dutch press. With assumed or perfect ignorance of the convention of 1825 with the Netherlands Govern ment, they arrive at conclusions by very false premises. In the moanwhile, our go vernment have determined to ofllr the appointment of governor to Mr. Brooke, giving him a very large discretionary power, with instructions to take the constitution of Singapore as a guide ; and, we believe, they only wait despatches announcing our occupancy to proceed to business."-South Aus tra lian.