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ARRIVAL OF THE GERMAN IMMIGRANTS. The German bark Victoria, the first vessel chartered in Hamburg to convey emigrants to this colony, arrived in the river Derwent on Sunday morning after a protracted passage of 120 days. Yesterday's Tasmanian Times, in recording her arrival, says:—"That the arrangements made must have been eminently satisfactory was evident from the happy, con- tented appearance of the Germans on arrival, even after a lengthened and stormy passage of 120 days, and from the fact that there had been not a single death on board during that time and scarcely any sickness; on the contrary, we have to record an addition to the original compliment who embarked, one infant being ushered into the world on the voyage out. The Victoria was on Saturday afternoon boarded off Blackman's Bay in a boat engaged by the Government, by Captain Harburgh the boarding officer, accompanying whom were Mr. B. Travers Solly, Immigration agent, Dr. Turnley, acting for the health officer (Dr. Benson) who is absent from the colony, Mr. Theodore Reese, Government interpreter, and the representatives of the press. After the usual forms had been gone through, Dr. Turnley, accompanied by Mr. Simmons, who came out in the vessel in the capacity of doctor, proceeded on a tour of inspection round the ship, and on returning expressed himself pleased with the arrangements which had been made, as also with the healthy appearance of the pioneers of the German Immigration scheme. The following are inter- mediate passengers by the Victoria—Mr. and Mrs. Anderson and 7 children, and Mrs.   Schiotte and Tychsen. The immigrants number, including the little stranger which arrived after leaving port, 187 souls, classified as follows:—59 male adults, 55 female ditto, 27 children (males) under 12; 30 children (females) under 12; and 16 infants under 1 year. Mr. Sully, the Immigration Agent, will make his official inspection of the immi- grants this morning at nine o'clock accom- panied by the members of the Board and Mr. Reese, interpreter for the Government, at which time it is probable the vessel will come along side the New Wharf, after which Mr. Reese, who has been engaged for that purpose,will be in attendance on board daily to facilitate com- munication between those desirous of obtaining workmen or servants, and those who come out with the hope of being engaged in some profitable employment. The immigrants will, in default of their being engaged in the interim, remain on board the Victoria for the, space of fifteen days, in accordance with the provisions of the Charter Party, after which, unless some alteration in the present intention of the Government is made, they will be accommodated in the building situate in Liverpool-street, and known as the Female Hospital. We are informed that it is probable a number of the immigrants will be engaged by several of our citizens as soon as the necessary preliminary arrangements are completed. - AunonA AvsTRALas.-This beautiful phe. nomenon was visible in thoesouth-western por. tion of the heavens last evening. Occasionally the streams of light were very vivid, deepen ing into a rosy red towards the zonith. Theu Hobart Town papers state that the aurora was very conspicuous at Hobart Town on Sunday evening. RoADs IN vns MINING DIwrlCTs.-We are glad to observe from an advertisement in another column that . the' Government is taking slops towards creating much needed roads in the Dorset Mining District. Tenders are required for clearing about 8j miles of road between the George Town road and Piper's River, and specifications may be seen at places mentioned in the advertisement. The Dorset Road Trustees also call -for tenders for performing extensive improvements and repairs on the George Town Road, in compliance, we presume, with the resolution, passed soei time ago at a Board Meeting, to expend a sau of £E1,000 on the roads in that district. The 'work, is .divided into. fiftedn2'' sections (detailed in another. part of this paper) and any .'further particulars' may be obtained on application to Thou. Barnard, Esq., Landfall. ' ' q FLoODS IN THE IemMnzoR.-Accounits `ar reaching us ($f. T. .rerciesy) from various districts of the flooded coudition of the lands and roads. At North-west Bay, and Kingston the rivers are a good deal swollen, .'and the fSats within a mile or two of Brown's River are all inundated.. The Mersey district is reported to be in a fearfully flooded state, and Latrobe is likely to be swamped; and no doubt the rivers in the Devon, and the 'North-West districts generally, have materially suffered from the floud. A correspondent writing from Hamilton, yesterday morning, says:- "It is fine overhead, but the rivers are up in, all directions. On Wednesday night the Ouse. rose 8 feet, carrying away all private bridges, driving travellers miles round. Lastenight the Glyde rose 3. feet, and is still rising." Another correspondent says:-" On ' Monday,'a boy 5 years of age named Francis Allen, going to school, accompanied by his mother, got upon a log at the side of the creek, Ouse Bridge, and loosing his balance fell into the creek,' which was flowing very rapidly at the time. The mother plunged into the water, and with great ditficulty succeeded in rescuing the little fellow from a watery grave,"