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rated the “ LONDON MAIL," is regularly issued on the 7th and 24th of each Month, in time for the despatch via Marseilles, all intelligence of interest for the reader in India being brought down to the latest hour.
Messrs. GRINDLAY and Co. have the pleasure to announce that arrangements have been made for incorporating with the “ HOME NEWS," the distinguishing features of the “ LONDON MAIL.” They refer to the Mili TARY, COMMERCIAL, and INDIAN News, the greater portion of which has been selected and arranged by the late Editor of the "LONDON MAIL,” whose contributions to those departments in his own Journal attained for i* the wide circulation, high position, and public confidence, by which it was distinguished as a Journal for India.
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and Medical Establishments 229 H.M. Forces in the East...... 230 Probates and Administrations to Estates
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244 ORIGINAL ARTICLES :
The Deccan Prize-Money
245 Insurance form Fire in India.. 245 Prison Discipline
245 Mr. R. Hill in the Post Office 246 HOME INTELLIGENCE :The Chinese Language and Literature
247 Dinner to the New Governor of Ceylon...
247 Parliamentary Proceedings. Miscellaneous Intelligence.... 248 Shipping Intelligence.
249 Domestic Intelligence.. 249 List of Directors of East-Il dit Company...
250 Arrivals, &c. reported at the East-India House
250 Changes and Promotions in
H.M. Regiments in the East 231 LITERARY NOTICES
ARRIVAL OF MAILS. The Bentinck, with the mails, left Calcutta March 8, Saugor 14, Point de Galle 18tb, and Aden 28th, reaching Suez April 4th.
The Lady Mary Wood, with a mail, lest Hong-Kong March ist, Singapore 9th, and Penang 11th.
The Auckland left Bombay, March 15th, with a ma'l, and arrived at Suez April 6.
The three mails thus brought reached Alexandria on the 7th inst. and were thence forwarded by the Ariel to Malta, where they arrived on the 13th. The Marseilles portion was thence transmitted by the Spitfire, which reached the last-named place on the 19th inst.
The Ripon, with the remainder of the mail, was to leave Malta on the 14th, and may be expected at Southampton on or about the 27th.
at Lahore, in addition to what we before knew (which was indeed little enough), of the rumoured intrigues of the Ranee against Tej Singh. The objects of the plot appear to have been more extensive than we were previously led to believe; and the assassination not only of the chief just named, but also of SHERE Singh and Deena Nath, was contemplated. The mode of operation was to be shooting, and a favourable opportunity was expected to be found during the progress of the victims to a féte, which was to be be given by Colonel LAWRENCE. A party of fanatical Akhalees, from Umritsur, were to have done the work; but tidings of the conspiracy having reached the British authorities, the féte was postponed for two days: the doomed chiefs were put on their guard, and the murderous Akhalees arrested. This matter being got over, Lahore is for a time free from disturbance, and festivity and enjoyment seem to be the chief occupations of those located there.
From AFFGHANISTAN the most striking article of news is, the reported death of AKBAR KHAN. It is certain that he had for some time laboured under severe illness, though not without partial returns of health. An excessive degree of indulgence in the cup which not only
“ cheers" but “inebriates" is said to have brought on a relapse, which according to rumour, terminated in his death. This seems not improbable ; but the latest report which the local papers give us from Delhi, concludes with the words, “we may look forward to receive in our next communication full particulars of the death of Akbar Khan.” The report of that event having actually occurred, seems, however, to have been pretty universally credited. His disease is alleged to have been delirium tremens. How a good Mahomedan could indulge in courses leading to such a result, may appear wonderful to those who conclude that all the followers of the prophet practise what they profess ; but it appears beyond doubt, that AKBAR Khan loved cup of hot wine” as well
as did Menenius Agrippa, and in excuse for this propensity, he might plead the very eminent example of the Emperor BABER, as well as many others among those who esteem themselves excellent Mussulmans. It is scarcely necessary to say that Affghanistan is in its usual state of anarchy and confusion. Persia is said to be intriguing both at Candahar and Cabul against British interests. The messenger despatched into Affghanistan in search of the captives left behind in 1842 has returned, bringing with him those he was enabled to retrieve. They consist chiefly of children of Sepoys and servants of officers. The chief of Cabul seems to have promoted the object of the mission to the full extent of his ability.
From SCINDE there is nothing remarkable. The Gover.
DEPARTURE OF MAILS. A mail for Ceylon, Madras, Calcutta, the Straits, and China, will be despatched, via Marseilles, this evening.
A mail for Bombay will leave, via Southampton, on the morning of Monday, the 3rd of May. Letters should be posted in London on the evening of the prveious Saturday, but if marked vià Marseilles they will be in time if posted on the evening of Friday, May 7.
The Hindustan, with the London mail of Jan. 25, arrived at Madras from Suez on March 7.
The Ripon, which was to have conveyed the London mail of March 20 and 25 to Alexandria, was prevented from so doing owing to an accideot to her machinery at Malta. The Ariel was, in consequence, employed for the purpose.
The Semiramis, with the London mail of Feb. 8, arrived at Bombay March 13.
The Tagus, with the London mail of April 3, arrived at Malta on the 14th.
nor had returned to Kurrachee from Hydrabad. He had presidency have differed in their construction of the law been amusing himself by endeavouring to settle certain in regard to the opium question,—the Chief Justice hold. disputes betwixt some Beloochee Chiefs and some Hindoo ing time bargains to be illegal, aud the puisne judge main. money-lenders. This must have been a pleasant arbitration. taining the contrary opinion. The result, it is supposed, will The Beloochees are among the rudest, wildest, and most be an appeal. If this be so, those who live long enough unmanageable of those who acknowledge no law but the for the hearing before the Privy Council, may expect much sword. The usurers of the Hindoo race are distinguished pleasure and enlightenment from the lucubrations of LORD by a degree of greediness, trickiness, and skill in all the arts BROUGHAM, who will, no doubt, luxuriate in the subject as of chicane before which the humble acquirements in that though stimulated by the drug which has raised the way possessed by their brethren in the west, sink into question. nothing. Sir CHARLES NAPIER, who so readily and unscrupulously cuts knots which he cannot untie, no matter at
BENGAL. what peril of consequences, must be the very man to judge between such litigants. On his return to Hydrabad
MISCELLANEOUS the Governor issued some general orders and made
LOCAL some rhodomontade speeches, but we have neither time The Poet LAUREATE TO THE EMPEROR OF Delhi.-(From a nor space for further notice of them; and we shall Correspondent.)- Raja Apurva Kisken of Sobha Bazar, whom
the Emperor of Delhi has honoured with the title of Poet Laureadily be excused by the reader when he is informed that
reate, is now engaged in rendering into verse, in the Persian lan. they are in the Governor's usual tone. General HUNTER guage, the History of England, as given by Hume, Smollett, has quitted Scinde and indeed India, bearing with him uni and other historians of note. We learn the poet intends, after
his present labours, to gratify his readers with an account of the versal respect and admiration. The following notice of this
origin of Europeans, whom he represents as the descendants of fine old soldier will not be uninteresting :
a very ancient people, viz., the Kaelhrees among the Hindus.
This, it is said, will be shown from the Ramayun and the BhagHe was severely wounded at the siege of Bhurtpore in 1825, and
but Gheeta. The latter work will consist of the original Perreturned to England as Colonel in the army, without intending to
sian and the translated English. The rajah has the candour to revisit India, in 1837. When tidings of the Cabool insurrection
say that some of his European literary friends will help him in reached him, his services were tendered to the Court of Directors,
his translation. The work now on hand is to be dedicated to and accepted of. He reached Bombay early in 1842, but too late to be able to join the avenging armies then on their march. Since then
Her Majesty the British Queen.- Hurkaru. he has commanded at Delhi and at Sukkur; and along with General THE NORTHERN FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY.—The policies SIMson served under Sir C. NAPIER in the Doomkie expedition of granted by the Northern Fire Insurance Company amounted, on 1845. To the kindly feelings, the sound sense, and known impar the 10th instant, to Rs. 2,88,000, and it was expected that by tiality, of General HUNTER, the subjection of the mutinies amongst the end of the week they would be equal to three lakhs.-Delhi the Bengal troops, especially in the 64th N. I. is entirely due.
Gazette, Feb. 17. Few men leave India with more hearty friends or kinder wishes
DINNER TO Coloner, PowNEY.-On Monday, the 8th of from those who knew him.
February, Brigadier Shaw and the officers of the artillery at the The outrageous nepotism of the Governor of Scinde is presidency, gave a farewell entertainment to Colonel Powney on
his approaching departure for England. The splendid suite of again the subject of strong animadversion by the local
rooms of the artillery mess was thrown open at 9 o'clock, to a press. Such remarks are naturally called forth by the ex brilliant assemblage of the beauty and rank of Calcutta and the treme good fortune of certain relatives of the NAPIER's, neighbourhood to the number of at least three hundred. The represented as low and illiterate men, who (in the language
house was elegantly fitted up for the occasion: the front veran
dah was inclosed with festoons of evergreens and flowers, and of the Bombay Times) have been "pitchforked” into cap hung with banners; the inside of the Portico was brilliantly taincies and collectorships, to their own great advantage and illuminated with variegated lamps exhibiting the words “ Powthe world's great astonishment. These things, however, it
ney, Farewell,” which shone upon the company as they prome
naded. A bower, dedicated to the graces, which was found usemay be presumed, will go on despite of public opinion, so ful as well as ornamental, appeared in perspective at one end of long as Sir CHARLES is permitted to exercise absolute the verandah, and at the other a transparent view of Tintern in Scinde.
Abbey. Refreshments were served in the billiard room. Dancing power
was kept up both in the ball and dining rooms with great spirit The Governor-General remains in the North-west Pro until 1 o'clock, when the library and model rooms were thrown vinces.
open, where about two hundred sat dowu to a splendid supper.
- Hurkaru, Feb. 22. The Nizam territory continues, like the Summer Islands,
Non-OFFICIAL PROCEEDING IN AN OFFICE.-One of the pub“vexed with perpetual storms,” and the Goomsoor disturb lic offices in the vicinity of Government House, was the scene ances are not at an end.
of an unusual row and sensation on Saturday last. The parti. The guns taken in the Sikh campaign have arrived
culars of the affair as it occurred are briefly the following :
It occurred between two of the clerks belonging to the establishat Calcutta. To mark the arrival of these trophies of ment, whose names, however, it is not necessary to mention. victory was well, but it is to be regretted that the occurrence
One of them, it would appear, took the other to task rather
sharply about his coming late to office, when the latter disputing was disgraced by the erection of a miserable, shabby, minor
his right to question him at all on the subject, made an angry retheatre-like triumphal arch, composed, according to local ply. An altercation was the consequence, in the course of which authority, of cane and pasteboard, in rivalry of that of
the first applied the epithet of " liar" to the other, who returned
the compliment so expressed by knocking him down. The Lord ELLENBOROUGH, and manifesting a laudable con
affair was subsequently reported to the Secretary, who after a tempt for all known rules of architecture, ancient or judicial inquisition reprimanded the aggressor for intermeddling modern, oriental or occidental. This sin against good taste
in what he had no authority to meddle in, and scolded both of
them for being guilty of disreputable conduct in a public office, was the cause of one against a higher principle, for to com
at the same time mulcting the former in the sum of fifty, and plete the beggarly sham in time, it was necessary to violate the latter in the sum of twenty-five rupees.— Ibid. the Government order for the due observance of the Christian
UNCOMMON LIBERALITY,- While the Nuwab Nazim was
making handsome presents to various institutions during his Sabbath almost before the type was distributed through short visit to Calcutta, bis Dewan Rajah Sittanauth Babadoor which its existence was made known to the public.
was no less liberal in his gifts. On the occasion of a Hindu Sir Thomas M‘Mahon has left Bombay, universally
ceremony, named Toolah, he placed his maternal uncle, Baboo
Ram Rutten Reb, in one scale, and an equal weight of gold regretted. The two judges of the Supreme Court of that
Monurs in the other. This sum of money he distributed in
charities to the Brahmins and beggars of Calcutta. The Bhas Arrivals—167h Feb., Major E. Wattle, from Barrackpore, and kur has given a full account of the ceremony.- Ibid.
Baboo Nonalal, from Calcutta. The Great Will Case. The great trial respecting the Will Departures - 16th Feb., Mr. J. G. Winterbottom, to Cawn. of the late Rajah Kissenauth, was decided this morning in the pore, and Baboo Nonalal, to Mirzapore; 17th, Major E. Wintle Supreme Court, the decision being that the deceased was not, at to Cawnpore, and Lieutenant Angus to Ghazeepore. — Recorder, the time of the execution of his will, of sound mind. This, of Feb. 19. course, invalidates the will, and thus gives the Rajah’s vast Weather.- Settled-pleasantly cold. Thermometer at 7 property to the Ranee ; but it is almost a matter of course that A.N., 61 degrees, noon, 70. the case will be appealed to a higher tribunal.-Ibid., Feb. 23. The Honourable Company's accommodation vessel Soorma, in
The New FURIOUGH Regulation. The new furlough re. tow of the Honourable Company's steamer Hoorungota, left Allagulation is still before the Board of Control, and our despatches habad on the 20th instant, and arrived at Benares on the 22nd furnish us with no data whereon to found an opinion as to when instant, landing 24 boxes of treasure for the collector of Benares, it may be expected in India. — Ibid., Feb. 24.
and more treasure for the Benares bank, with the following pasSCARCITY or EUROTEAN SEAMEN.-'There is said to be just sengers on board :now a great scarcity of European seamen in this port, which is For Calcutta,- Mr. Turnbull; Miss Greenaway; Captain felt to be the source of serious inconvenience to the shipping. Shortreed; Lieutenants Cookson, and Franklin, The punch houses are all deserted, the crimps for once enjoy The Rajah of Nepaul, not considering himself effectually a sinecure, and even the Sailor's Home scarcely numbers half purged of the murders, in wbich he had been implicated in bis a-dozen men-before-the-mast among its inmates, Besides the few mountainous dominions, by bis oblatory offerings in the holy vagrant laggers now and then to be met with, European sailors city, determined on proceeding to Binda Chal, there to propitiate are not to be seen on shore. Several English vessels not long the sanguinary goddess Bhowanny, and he cordingly took his ago desiring to procure men, were constrained to allow wages at passage in the Patna steamer, whose powers of speed against quite unprecedented rates, and there is more than one ship now the current of the sacred stream so completely obfuscated his in the harbour unable to complete the complement of their crews. senses, that he was heard to say, that the English were white It is not improbable that under such an extraordinary scarcity of
deotas, and it was utterly useless to battle them with any weapon, European seamen, the ships in the predicament above stated for they were now the favourites of the gods, and which he would will be forced to employ native lascars to enable their proceeding report to his wife and nobles when he got back to Nepaul, if to sea.- Ibid., March 1.
he were lucky enough to carry his head on his shoulders. The Trophy Guns.—The captured Seikh artillery entered Ibid., Feb. 23. Calcutta so early yesterday morning as to arrive at the triumphal Weather.-- 24th Westerly wind--pleasant enough in the arch before seven o'clock. The line of road along which the mornings, but a dry and hot feel in the day-the aspect of the train passed was thronged with spectators, and there was a atmosphere is serene. Thermometer 7 A.M., 64 degrees. numerous assemblage about the arch and on the maidan. The Noon 70. train was led by Futteb Jung, drawn by three elephants, and Her Majesty's 50th regt. of foot arrived here on the morning was so long that it occupied about an hour in passing under the of the 23rd, and are preparing to embark hence by water for the arch, though it went at a somewhat smart pace. The only Bengal presideney, The corps, like the ghost of a scrag of ceremony by which the guns were welcomed to their destination mutton, is a perfect skeleton. We do not believe there are was a royal salute, commenced as the first piece passed under the more than 260 men in the regt. They leave, we believe, this arch, and another fired when the whole had passed; the grand morning or to-morrow the 25th. tumasha was all reserved for the afternoon. The guns were The Rajab of Nepal has left Benares for his own dominions. drawn up in close order by the side of the road leading to the Arrival.-- Feb. 24, Lord William Hay, from Hooghly. Plassey Gate, and the line extended from the triumphal arch to Departure. - Feb. 24th, Baboo Calloomul to Mirzapore. - Ibid., the fort, a distance of more than a quarter of a mile. At four February 26. o'clock in the afternoon the great military display ordered for Delhi. - We had another splendid fall of rain on Sunday, the occasion commenced. An European regiment from the amounting to 63 hundredths of an inch, making the fall for the fort, several of native infantry from Barrackpore, and a battery present year 2 inches and forty-four hundredths. The atmos. of horse artillery from Dum Dum were on the ground, and went phere has become so rare, in consequence of the late frequent through various evolutions in a very brilliant manner. There falls, that the lower range of bills has been distinctly visible, on was much firing of cannon and musketry, several salutes, and a two or three occasions, from Delhi. feu-de-joie. Salvos of artillery were fired from the various Arrivals. - 12th Feb., Captain C. Mackenzie, 48th Madras angles of the fort at short intervals. The concourse of people N. I., proceeding to Loodianah on special service.- Captain J. was very great; there being probably not much less than 100,000 H. Daniel, 1st Co. 5th Battn. Arty., in progress towards Lahore. on and around the maidan. Neverthless the ground was so Departure. -17th Feb., Captain C. Mackenzie, 48th Madras well kept by the police and the troops employed for the service, N. I., proceeding to Loodianah on special service.--Gazette, that not a single accident, so far as we are yet informed, occurred
Feb. 17. throughout the day.-Ibid., March 4.
The portrait of Mr. Trevelyan, to whom the Delhi college is The New CATHEDRAL.- The most active exertions, under the under many obligations, and which was promised by Mohun personal superintendence of the Lord Bishop, are being made to
Lal, has arrived. It is a full-length oil painting, set in a very complete the new cathedral. The plastering of the interior handsome frame. The artist has bestowed considerable pains has been finished, the ceiling painted, and panes of frosted glass,
on the face, but the execution of the tout ensemble is somewhat crossed with black lines, fixed in the window-frames : while the coarse. A distant view of the Jumma Musjeed of Delhi is floor is in the course of preparation for laying down slabs of given to the left. The Moonshee took the opportunity of premarble. The great chancel window has not yet been finished, senting a portrait of himself, on a much smaller scale, and in a but the two inferior ones on each side of it have been completed, more modest frame. The great public spirit shown by Mohun with stained glass, of various colours, curiously arranged. These
Lal on this occasion is deserving of every commendation; and, look exceedingly beautiful and gorgeous against the light, and
passing over the few grains of ostentation which may have when the middle window is similarly decorated, the effect must
leavened it, we congratulate him on the very appropriate manner be really grand. - Ibid., March 5.
in which he has manifested, at one and the same time, his obliTHE DISTRESS IN SCOTLAND.—The meeting on behalf of the gations to his Alma Mater, and his sense of personal gratitude distressed Highlanders came off last night at the town-hall, ac for Mr. Trevelyan, who laid the foundation of bis present proscording to announcement, and was very well attended. Ad perity. dresses were delivered by Sir J. P. Grant, the chairman, the
Arrivals, 25th February, Major E. Wintle, 71st N.I., in proHon. C. H. Cameron, Dr. Duff, Archbishop Carew, Dr. Charles gress towards Loodianah, with his regiment ; — 26th, Assist. and Dr. John Grant. A committee was appointed to carry out Surgeon Walker, to join his regiment, 71st N.I.-Ibid., Feb. 27. the object of the meeting, with the Hon. Mr. Cameron as chair. man, and R. J. R. R. Campbell and M. Wylie, Esqrs., as se
GOVERNMENT GENERAL ORDERS. cretaries. The sum of Rs. 8,000 was raised on the spot. The
SENIOR OFFICER AT A STATION, sum of Rs. 400 bas been subscribed by the brethren of the Camp, Futtehpore, Ilth February, 1847. - The Right Hon. lodge, “ Kilwinning in the East,” towards the relief of the the Governor-General of India is pleased to cancel so much of Highlanders; with a view to its transmission by the next mail. the General Orders by the Governor-General of India in coun-Ibid., March 6.
cil, No. 174, of the 23rd of May, 1845, as directs the senior MOFUSSIL.
officer at a station where two corps of the line, irrespective of BENARES. - Weather.-Cold and bracing in the morning and local or irregular troops, are cantoned, to retain the command of evening, but hot in the day. Thermometer ranging from 64 to his own corps with that of the station, and to draw for the latter a 72 degrees between 7 A. x. and noon.
command allowance of rupees (120) one hundred and twenty.
2. At all stations not the head quarters of a permanent brigadier, where two or more corps of the line may be cantoned, the officer exercising, in virtue of bis seniority, the command of the station, will make over the command of his own corps to the next senior regimental officers, and draw a command allowance of rupees (500) five hundred, with (20) twenty rupees for stationery
His lordship having at the same time received a report from the resident at Lucknow, that the Prince Mirza Mahomed Wajid Alee Khan, eldest son of the late king, ascended the throne of Oude on the 13th instant, is pleased to direct that a salute of 21 guns be fired by the artillery at Meerut, at sun-rise to-morrow morning.
PAY CERTIPICATES TO NATIVE SOLDIERS INVALIDED.
ALTERATIONS OP CRIMINAL JURISDICTION. Notifications. - Feb. 24, 1847.- The following alterations of criminal jurisdiction have been made with the sanction of the Government of India.
Thannahs Chutna, Neamutpore, Gourandhee, and part of Raghonathpore transferred from Maunbhoom, in the south-west frontier agency, to the district of west Burdwan.
Thannahs Dokerah, and Cherooleah, from Beerbhoom to ditto.
At the recommendation of the superintendent of police in the lower provinces, the Hon. the Deputy Governor of Bengal has been pleased to authorize the transfer of the thannah at Ameergaon, to Kootee Haut, in the district of Noakolly.
ARRIVAL AT FORT WILLIAM OF ARTILLERY CAPTURED FROM
Head Quarters, Camp, Seharunpore, Feb. 13.-Many in. stances having recently occurred of officers in charge of compa. nies having furnished last pay certificates to native soldiers invalided, in which the names and rank of the invalids, and the periods of the service, differ materially from what is noted in the invaliding rolls sent to army head quarters, and considerable inconvenience being thereby occasioned to the departments concerned, as also great delay in adjusting the accounts of the invalids; officers commanding corps from which men invalided, are strictly enjoined to compare minutely the certificates supplied to invalids, with the copy of the invaliding roll, which is invariably returned to them after invaliding committees have closed their proceedings. Commanding officers are reminded that his excellency the Right Hon, the Commander-in-Chief holds them strictly responsible for the correctness of official documents to which they affix their signatures in proof of their accuracy.
CHANGES AMONG SUB-ASSISTANT SURGEONS. Lieutenant Governor's Camp, General Department, Feb. 16, 1847.- Notification.–The medical board having represented that inconvenience has arisen from the superintending surgeons not receiving due information of changes among sub-assistant surgeons and other medical officers employed on civil duties, the Hon. the Lieutenant Governor is pleased to call the attention of all such officers to the point, and to request that they will on all occasions report immediately to the superintending surgeon of the division, the orders which they may receive through the magistrate or otherwise, and the changes ,which may follow thereupon.
Fort William, Foreign Department, Feb. 27, 1847.-Notification, -On Wednesday next, March 3rd, 252 pieces of artillery, captured from the Sikhs in the four memorable battles of Moodkee, Ferozeshah, Aliwal, and Sobraon, will be drawn up on the glacis of Fort William.
In order to mark with due honours the arrival of these trophies of four great victories achieved by the prowess of British soldiers, native and European, the President of the Council of India in council has been pleased to direct that the troops composing the garrison of Fort William, and those stationed off Dum-Dum and Barrackpore, shall be assembled on Wednesday afternoon on the glacis of Fort William, where, in the presence of the President of the Council, the members of government, and all public functionaries of the government, the proclamation of the Right Hon. the Governor-General, directing the transmission of the guns to the presidency, will be read with all military honours suitable to the occasion.
All officers in the service of government are invited to be in attendance at 4 p.m. of that day.
The President in Council is pleased to direct that a donation of ten days batta be granted to the troops present and engaged in the ceremonies of the occasion,
Fort William, Feb. 27.- Wednesday next, the 3rd of March, being the day fixed for the arrival in Fort William of the trophy guns captured from the Sikhs in tbe late campaign, the whole of the troops in garrison as well as town guards and the Cal. cutta militia (leaving sentries standing), will hold themselves in readiness to turn out in full dress in the afternoon of that day, at such time as may be ordered by the brigadier commanding the presidency division, to take up the positions allotted to them on the esplanade of the fort. The whole of the garrison and general staff and all other officers at the presidency, are directed to be in attendance at 4 P.M.
TABLE MONEY OF YOUNG OFFICERS JOINING REGIMENTS BY
Fort William, Feb. 19, 1847.— With the view of ensuring the early adjustment of the claims of commanders of government river steamers and accommodation boats, on account of the tablemoney of young officers, who may be furnished with free passages on such boats, under the provision of the General Orders, Nos. 204 and 103, dated the 20th June, 1845, and 27th March, 1846, the Honourable the President in Council, is pleased to direct that the superintendent of cadets in Fort William, and commanding officers of corps at river stations, on whose applications passages are provided, shall, on securing accommodation for an officer, require him to advance the estimated amount of his table expenses on board to the commander, who will account for the same to the officer on his arrival at his destination.
A BOLITION OF CUSTOMS AND TRANSIT DUTY IN THE SAUGOR AND
Camp Patiala, Revenue Department, Feb. 4, 1847.- Notifications. - The Right Hon. the Governor-General is pleased to notify for general information, that the levy of customs and transit duties in the Saugor and Nerbudda territories, subject to the British government, has been totally abolished.
ACCOUTREMENTS. Head Quarters, Camp, Chilkanah, Feb. 21, 1847. - It having been brought to the notice of the Right Hon. the Commander. in-Chief, that committees of survey have occasionally condemned serviceable accoutrements, on the plea that a newer pattern had been introduced into the service, his Excellency directs commanding officers to bear in mind, that serviceable articles of equipment will not be replaced solely on account of the introduction of a newer pattern, the adoption of which, save in cases to be determined on by Government on reference, should be gradual, as the old become worn out.
The usual course of submitting to the military board indents for stores to replace annual condemnations, is to be invariably adhered to, and officers commanding, who obtain on an gent” indent, articles of equipment to replace others, condemned before they have been in use the period specified in Government General Orders, No. 26, of Oct. 14, 1842, will do so on their own responsibility, and become liable for the unne. cessary expenditure so imposed upon the State.
Pat. Grant, Lieut. - Colonel,
Adjutant. General of the Army.
LIEUT. CORNELIUS LYSAGHT, 28th x. 1. At a general court-martial assembled at Cawnpore, on Thursday, January 7, 1847, Lieut. Cornelius Lysaght, 28th N.l., was arraigned on the following charge :
For highly unbecoming conduct, in having, at Lucknow, on November 23, 1846, gone to the residence of Ens. E. C. Oakes, of the same regt. (between whom and himself a misunderstand. ing had recently taken place, of which an adjustment bad failed, and which he, Lieut. Lysaght, knew was about to be reported to the officer commanding the regt.), and while Ens. Oakes was in bed, proceeded to address him in very offensive language, and to strike him repeatedly with a whip.
Finding-Guilty of the charge preferred against him with the exception of the words, " which he knew was about to be reported to the officer commanding the regt." The court are of opinion, that only one blow was struck whilst Ensign Oakes was in bed.
DEATH OF THE KING OF OUDE-APPOINTMENT OF HIS SUCCESSOR.
Foreign Department, Camp, Meerut, Feb. 23, 1847.- The Right Hon. the Governor-General having received the melancholy intelligence of the death, on the 13th instant, of his majesty Soorya Jah, late king of Oude, is pleased to direct that minute guns to the number of 49, corresponding with the age of the late king, be fired at this station this evening,