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A DICTIONARY HINDUSTANI-ENGLISH & ENGLISH - HINDUSTANI.

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. land route, baggage, packing, &c., will be forwarded on application to Messts

. Thresher and Glenny, as above.

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152, STRAND, LONDON, will have immediate attention.

12. Maldiva Islands and Channels,

ORIENTAL

NEW HINDUSTANI DICTIONARY. NEARLY READY FOR PUBLICATION, IX ONE VOLUME ROYAL OCTAVO,

BY DUNCAN FORBES, LL.D., Professor of Oriental Languages in the King's College, London; Member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland ; Member of the Asiatic Society of Paris; and author of several Works

ou the Hindustani and Persian Languages. This work has been undertaken in order to meet the exigency of our dayviz a copious and portable Hindustani Dictionary at a moderate cost. It has been the compiler's aim to accomplish this object, not by the omission or abridgment of any words and phrases, but by the adoption of a small, distinct, and economical type, whereby he is enabled to lay before the public, in one volume royal octavo, of about 1,000 pages, the most complete Hindustani Dictionary yet offered for sale. The first part-Hindustani and English-con. tains more words (by some thousands) thañ have ever been previously collected in one work by former compilers. The second part-English and Hindustani

- is also by far the most copious of the kind that has yet appeared. The author having devoted the greater portion of his life to the study of the Oriental languages, and upwards of twenty years to instructing others therein, has had every advantage in the compilation of this laborious book, which he trusts will not be deemed unworthy of extensive patronage. The price will be such as to place the work within the reach of all parties proceeding to India.

ELEMENTARY WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED. GRAMMAR of the HINDUSTANI LANGUAGE, in the Oriental and Roman Characters, with numerous copper-plate Illustrations of the Persian and Devanagari Systems of Alphabetic Writing. To which is added, a copious Selection of Easy Extracts for reading in the PersiArabic and Devanagari Characters, forming a complete introduction to the Bagh-o-Bahar, together with a Vocabulary and explanatory Notes. Ву DUNCAN FORBES. 8vo. cloth

12s. HINDUSTANI MANUAL: a Pocket Companion for those who visit India in any capacity; intended to facilitate the essential attainments of conversing with Auency, and composing with accuracy, in the most useful of all the languages spoken in our Eastern Empire.

IX TWO PARTS. PART I. A compendious Grammar, PART II.-A Vocabulary of useful and Exercises on its more promi. Words, English and Hindustani ; nent peculiarities; with a selection shewing at the same time the dif. of useful phrases, and dialogues on ference of idiom between the two familiar subjects.

Languages.
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and Oriental Steam Navigation Com. pany book Passengers and receive Goods and Parcels for the above Ports by their Steamers, starting from Southampton the 20th, and from Suez ondor about the 10th of every month.-For rates of passage-money, plans of the steamers, and to secure passages, apply at the Company's Offices, sl, St Mary Axe, London.

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each for Aden,

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BRITISH & FOREIGN INDIA, CHINA, & ALL PARTS OF THE EAST.

PUBLISHED ON THE ARRIVAL OF EACH OVERLAND MAIL.

No. 88.]

LONDON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1847.

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......... 661

CONTENTS.

numerous population acknowledging Sikh authority, who

will long remember his name with gratitude. Mr. JOHN SUMMARY AND REVIEW

Domestic Intelligence...... 655
EASTERN NEWS ............

641
Shipping and Commercial In.

LAWRENCE is at present supplying the place of his brother, BENGAL:

telligence

655

but rumour destines the discharge of the duties of resiMiscellaneous Intelligence.... 643 CEYLON

656 Government General Order 644 SINGAPORE

656 dent at Lahore ultimately to Sir FREDERICK CURRIE. The Pilots' Trial

644
SCINDE

656 Civil, Ecclesiastical, Military,

removal of the Ranee from the capital has not called forth CBINA:and Medical Establishments 615

The Post-office

657 even a breath on her behalf. The following information as H.M. Forces in the East...... 646 Domestic Intelligence... 646 CAPE or Good HOPE

657 to the climate and physical circumstances of Lahore will Shipping and Commercial In. ORIGINAL ARTICLES :telligence

647 Resignation of Sir John Davis 659 at this time not be uninteresting. We are indebted for MADRAS:-

Change in Secretariat of the

it to a correspondent of the Bombay Times, Miscellaneous Intelligence.... 648

Board

659 Government General Orders .. 648 Our Commercial Difficulties and

" As a station, I believe Lahore will in time be one of the most Civil, Military, and Medical

the Usury Laws...

659 Establishments

648
The Post-Office in China......

desirable in India. The country around is rich, and studded with

660 Domestic Intelligence.. 649 | HOME INTELLIGENCE :

topes of trees, which give a delightful green appearance at all sea. Shipping and Commercial In Trade with China..

sons of the year. 661

In the city, the temperature is certainly very high telligence 649 Treasury Warrant

for three months and a balf, viz. June, July, August, and half of BOMBAY:

The Recent Stoppages..

662 September ; but when the rains are abundant, as has happened this The Fate of India..

649

Miscellaneous Intelligence..., 663 year, the intensity of the heat is mitigated by the heavy showers Peace Society, the Reigning

Shipping Intelligence. 664
Humbug..

which have fallen every six or eight days, and which cool the air in
650
Domestic Intelligence.. 664

a most wonderful manner. These generally are preceded by sand Miscellaneous Intelligence.... 651

Arrivals, &c. reported at the Government General Orders .. 653

East-India House

storms, which, though most unpleasant visitors, are upon the whole

664 Civil, Military, and Medical Changes and Promotions in hailed with delight, as insuring a certain degree of coolness after Establishments..

654 H.M. Regiments in India 665 they are past. I have frequently seen the temperature fall 15 degrees Marine Department.. 654 LITERARY NOTICES

665 during one of these tufauns, even though no rain has accompanied

them, and am inclined to think they are entirely dependent on some

peculiar electric state of the atmosphere. They are of much shorter ARRIVAL OF MAILS.

duration here than at Ferozepoor, where they sometimes last for two The Semiramis, with the mails, left Bombay Oct. 1st; Suez 19th, or three days together, and so charged is the atmosphere occasion. and arrived at Alexandria on the 21st. From this place the Ariel ally with dust, that it is impossible to see to read without the aid of conveyed the mails to Malta, where they arrived on the 26th. The a candle or lamp. We have now got over the season of the year in Marseilles portion was forwarded by the Flamer, reaching the last. which these storms prevail, and are looking out for the cold season, mentioned place on the 31st ult.

of the approach of which we are already beginning to be apprised by The Erin, with the remainder, was to leave Malta on the 27th, the delightful coolness of the mornings and evenings. From October to and may be expected at Southampton about the 8th inst.

the end of April, there cannot be a more favourable climate for a The Atalanta, with the London mail of Aug. 24th, arrived at European constitution than Lahore, and taking the medical returns Bombay Sept. 25th, from Suez.

for the last two seasons, it will be found that this is the most healthy
station without a doubt in the Bengal presidency, both for Euro.

peaps and natives. Last year-no doubt owing to the crowded bar.
DEPARTURE OF MAILS.

racks and filthy state of the town, in conjunction with the circum. A mail for Bombay, via Marseilles, will be despatched on the even. stance of its being an unusually hot season -the sickness was in ing of Mooday next, November 8.

some corps considerable, but the complaints were generally of a mild A mail for Ceylon, Madras, Calcutta, the Straits, and China, will character. Ulcers prevailed to a great extent among the native leave Southampton on the morning of Saturday, November 20. By troops during August, September, and October, but this year they this opportunity letters must be posted in London on the previous are almost unknown in localities where last year they were most preevening; or, if marked vid Marseilles, on the evening of Wednesday, valent. The natives ascribed this to the waters, but these contain November 24.

nothing except varying proportions of salt, with, in some instances,
a little sulphate of lime and magnesia. I am inclined to think that

these ulcers are not so much the result of the waters as of the accu.
DATES OF ADVICES.

mulation of putrid water and filth of the town, the exhalations from Calcutta Sept. 21 | Bombay

1 which acting upon the system induce a deranged state of the blood,
Madras
23 | Ceylon

causing even the slightest scratch to be converted into a malignant
ulcer. This season every means have been taken to keep the city and
neighbourhood clean, and prevent accumulations of stagnant water,

and the good effect of this is abundantly evidenced in the health of SUMMARY & REVIEW OF EASTERN NEWS. the troops ; thanks to our Resident, who has done every thing in his

power to improve Labore by making new roads, planting trees, &c. The course of events since the last despatches from &c.

« Government have given orders for the growing of potatoes bere, India has not been marked by any great or stirring inci and a plot of ground is, I believe, now being laid out for the experi.

ment. If one may prophesy from the composition of the soil, the dent. Colonel LAWRENCE's health renders it indispen

experiment is certain of success, as the ammonio-magnesian phos. sable that he should enjoy a temporary sojourn in his native phate so pecessary for the growth of the potato exists in very large country, and he will return with Lord HARDINGE. He quantity in the soil in the neighbourhood of Lahore."

.. Oct.

Sept. 22

has the consolation of knowing that the labours under Regarding Kashmir and its wily ruler we find the fol

which his health has given way have been the means not lowing in the Delhi Gazette :only of securing the safety and interest of the government

“ A correspondent at Lahore mentions the receipt of late letters which he serves, but of promoting the happiness of the from Kashmir, 19th August, from one of the several travellers in

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the valley, and has obliged us with a few extracts. The friend of our friend says that the weather is truly delightful and cool, with a refreshing shower of rain every third or fourth day. The country is represented as uncommonly quiet, and the inhabitants remarkably civil and obliging, so much so that a traveller may ride over the whole length and breadth of the land without meeting with any thing like danger or insult.' The Maharajah is considered on the whole as popular, lenient in his rule, and anxious to improve his country. ' The only fault to be found in him is his love of money, which he hoards so carefully as to cause a great dearth of the precious metals. If he would but lay more of it out, especially on the valuable copper andiron mines that abound here, he would obtain a handsome return.'-Colonel Stein. bach quitted Kasbmir on the 16th of August in command of two picked regiments in progress to Jummoo. He is to have charge of the escort of Mecan Punneea, the Maharajah's eldest son, who proceeds from Jummoo on a visit to the Governor-General at Simla, to take leave of his lordship in his father's name preparatory to Lord Hardinge's departure from India. It is said that a German doctor has taken up his residence in Kashmir, but it is thought by the writer of the letter communicated to us, that he will find it a bad speculation, as the inhabitants are too poor to pay any thing for his services. He is reported to have travelled a great deal, and to have returned lately from Yarkund and Thibet. We should like to have been favoured with his name."

KABUL has almost ceased to possess interest, but a brief notice of the present state of affairs in that country may, from time to time, be tolerated. We quote that which follows from the Delhi Gazeite:

Sir CHARLES NAPIER left in the Mozuffer steamer, sent to Kurrachee for his conveyance, and arrived at Suez on the 17th of October. It was reported that he intends spending the winter at Nice.

The state of things in the Nizam's dominions is described in the Bombay Times in the following words — briefly, tersely, and expressively:-—"The Nizam's affairs go on as usual-every thing in as great confusion as possible.”

The GOVERNOR-GENERAL was to leave Simla about the 26th of October, and to be at Cawnpore early in November. Speculation was afloat as to the object and probable results of his intended visit to Oude, but of course all was but spe. culation. The King of Oude was to cross the river to meet the Governor-General at Cawnpore. The following paragraph relating to Lucknow is furnished by the Bengal Hurkaru :

"Capt. Hollings discovered a fearful plot the other day. The prisoners in the palace-gaol were to have been released by an armed party of friends, six hundred strong. Two hundred were to attack the residency guard, formed of the 28th N.I., one hundred the trea. sury, one hundred to watch for Hollings at his gateway, and to do for him if he came out, and the other two hundred to go to the prison and release their friends. Twenty-five prisoners were found with their irons cut through ready for a start, and a hole was knocked in the wall. Information of the plot was sent to Hollings by one of the prisoners, who had formerly been under him as a dacoit approver. It was a very fortunate discovery, as the plot, if carried out, must have caused much bloodshed.”

"Our Kabul letter, dated 23rd of August, begins by stating that the whole of the affairs of the state are now entirely left by Dost Mahomed Khan to his son, Sirdar Mabomed Haider Khan, the new Wuzeer. On a late occasion the new functionary had assembled the whole of the chiefs of the Kuzzulbashes, Kabulees, Ghilzaies, Kohistanees, and Loghurees, and made them take an oath of allegiance of the most solemn description to the Burrukbzaie family. He had succeeded also in bringing round, at least according to outward appearances, not only the sons of the late Nawab Zuman Khan, Sooja-ood. dowlah, and Shah.dowlah, but also Shums-ood-deen and Sultan Jan. In order to secure to himself the fidelity of the army, he had increased the pay (ostensible) of the private soldiers from six to seven rupees per mensem. Mahomed Ameen Khan had been ordered to proceed against Mahomed Shah Khan, still in arms on the banks of the river of Kabul, and striving to obtain the command of the passes. He had succeeded in carrying off, at no great distance from Kabul, 120 bullocks, laden with grain, &c. and compelled a Kafilah proceeding towards Peshawur to stop at Boodkhak. The troops sent under Sirdar Akram Khan to com. pel the payment of revenues from the western Hazarehs are reported to have been committing great excesses, and to have burnt two forts; on one occasion the people revenged themselves by a night chapao on the camp, and succeeded in carrying off some horses. The former popularity of Nuwab Jubbar Khan is rapidly on the wane, in consequence of the exactions practised by him on the tradespeople of Kabul, whom he was daily fining or torturing (viz. by putting pegs into their ears, &c.) under the plea of their using short weights and measures. Money had become so scarce in Kabul that the Tabrez maund of indigo, that used to sell for fifteen Rs., is now sold for eight; and other items, enumerated in our letter, in proportion. Two rivals had offered themselves as candidates for the band of the daughter of Wuzeer Yar Mahomed Khan, widow of Ukhbar Khan ; viz. Sirdars Ufzul Khan and Haider Khan, The lady declared that, until they made up their difference regarding her, she would marry peither."

What will she do when the difference shall have been accommodated ? If we were at all concerned in the matter, we should not by any means be satisfied without some terms more definite.

SCInde, like the PUNJAB, is peaceful. Mr. R. K. Pringle, the Civil Commissioner, has arrived, and taken up his abode in the residence of the Governor. The closing hours of Sir Charles NAPIER's authority have been irradiated by a banquet, thus noticed in the Bombay Times :

“A magnificent dinner was given to Sir C. Napier on the 20thColonel Dundas, now Commander of the Forces in Seinde, in the chair. No report of the proceedings has as yet appeared : the chairman, at the outset, seems wisely to have entered his caveat against this being considered an assembly assenting to the justice of the conquest of the country, on which he and others entertained very strong opinions.' Sir Charles seems to have followed with an elaborate defence of his career, which, if it do not conflict most fearfully with the statements previously made by him, or official documents printed by authority of Parliament, will be very unlike any thing which for years has emanated from his lips or pen."

DOONGHUR Singh, so long the terror of Rajpootana, has, according to some reports, found himself unable to carry on his occupation, and has thereupon ordered his followers to disperse. Some of them are said to have been taken, and their chief, it was hoped, could not long escape the same fate. Other accounts, however, tell a different tale; and the latest is the following, contained in the Delhi Gazette of the 12th of September :

“ A native letter gives us the following rather unpleasant intelligence regarding the proceedings of Doonghur Singh. We only hope the account may be incorrect; but fear, from the circumstantial manner in which the narrative is given, that it is too true:

“ The Kuzak, Juwaheer Singh, being sick, went to the house of his father-in-law, in a village in the state of Beekaneer. The Ma. harajah of Beekaneer hearing of this, sent a party to seize bim; this was done, and he was imprisoned in the fort of Hunoomangbur. The fact being communicated to Major Ludlow by his Highness, Major Ludlow sent some cavalry and infantry belonging to the Seekur Rajah, and also some suwars and peeadas of the Rajah of Jaeepoor, to bring Juwaheer Singh from Hunoomanghur to Ram. ghur. As soon as Doonghur Singh heard of the capture of his brother he was much grieved, and wrote repeatedly to the Mabarajah of Beekaneer to say how implicitly they had relied on his good faith, secured by an oath ; and how he had foresworn himself by his present deed. In reply, the Maharajah of Beekaneer assured Doonghur Singh that it was solely with the view of relieving himself from the accusation brought against him of harbouring the Kuzaks that he bad permitted Juwaheer Singh's capture; that he (Doonghur Singh) must remain quiet until his brother was made over to the people of another district, of which due information should be given him, so that he might take steps for securing his liberation. In accordance with this advice, Doonghur Singh and his brother kept quiet, and having watched the party sent to take charge of Juwaheer Singh until they had carried him away, and moreover received private information from Beekaneer, with an intimation that now

their time, collected many of their followers as they could command, and fell on the escort the moment they had quitted the Beekaneer district. It is said that Doonghur Singh lost twelve or thirteen men killed, while the loss of the Seekur and Jaeepoor party was thirty men. The skirmish ended by Doon. ghur Singh releasing his brother, after much trouble, when he fled with him into Beekaneer. This account is from a man who wit. nessed the skirmish, and knows the particulars, whatever the Beeka. neer Rajah may say to the contrary. As a proof of this, he gives the name of the person who gave information as to the retreat of Juwaheer Singh, which is Kem Singh, slave of Thakoor Sham Singh, brother of Buktawur Singh, killed at Agra, at the time of Doonghur Singh's release.'

“ Since the above was written, we have learnt that apprehensions are again eutertained of Doonghur Singh passing to the north, and

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orders have been issued to all the Jagheerdars under the Delhi agency to hold themselves prepared for any attack by the dreaded Robber Chief."

From the Presidencies there is nothing deserving of particular notice, except that, down to the dates of departure, the aspect of commercial affairs might be considered satisfactory.

Directors, being carried out, Major F. Wheeler, of the 11th light cavalry, will be appointed to the body guard. -Delhi Ga. zette, Sept 18.

H.M.'s 21st and 28th Foot.-His Excellency the Right Hon, the Commander-in-Chief in India, with the sanction of the Right Hon. the Governor-General, has issued orders to H.M.'s 21st and 28th Foot to hold themselves in readiness to embark for England.

RETIRING FUND.-Twelve annuities are available this season on the Bengal Medical Retiring Fund, and if they should be all taken up, the number in future years will only allow of six retirements per annum.-Delhi Gaz.

GENERAL Steam NAVIGATION COMPANY. -In Calcutta nothing has occurred to disturb the usual monotony of life in “ the rains” beyond a somewhat stormy meeting of the India General Steam Navigation Company, which ended in the resignation of the directors and the removal of the managing director. Hurkaru.

MOFUSSIL. ALLYGĦUR.-Embezzlements.-Weare informed that extensive frauds and embezzlements have been discovered in the Post Office establishments of Allyghur and Cawnpore, perpetrated, as usual, by the native writers. The cases are under investigation. --Delhi Gazette, Sept. I.

BENGAL.
MISCELLANEOUS.

LOCAL.
Chess Club. - We have much pleasure in stating that twenty-
six names have been put down as members of the Chess Club.
Hurkaru, Sept. 9.

The RAJAH_OF VIZIANAGRAM.—We understand that His Highness the Rajah of_Vizianagram, who was reported a short time since to have left Benares on his return to his native coun. try, arrived at Calcutta on Tuesday last, and is residing with his suite at the elegant mansion of Rajah Suttochurn Ghosaul, in Garden Reach. The Madras prince, after inspecting our city of palaces, will proceed by land, viá Juggernauth, to his own -Ibid.

with Cudbert Thornhill Sealy, of the Bengal civil service, must be grieved to hear of his untimely death. Deep and enduring will be the sorrow of his more intimate friends. He was popular with all who knew him. His good temper, his cheerfulness, and his hospitality made him an universal favourite. By his friends he was beloved ; there is no other word which can sufficiently express their affectionate regard. And little wonder is it that he should thus have been beloved by them. His cheerfulness, hospitality, and good temper always made him popular in society; but his intimate friends knew that these were among the least of his excellent qualities. They knew his warm heart, his liberal and utterly unselfish disposition, his invariable kind. ness and benevolence. They knew that he was as true as steel, and that in adversity or misfortune they could always look to him for sympathy and support.

One of his most intimate friends--one who is proud to have been numbered among them

offers this slight tribute to the memory of Cudbert Thornhill Sealy.--Friend of India, Sept. 9.

CARGO OF RICE FOR LIVERPOOL. — We understand that the consignees of an American ship, now in port, are on the point of closing negotiations to take a cargo of rice to Liverpool, the only obstacle in the way being the difficulty of effecting insurance, which, however, will probably be removed. As freights to America are always very much lower than to England, we have no doubt the American agents would be glad enough to get a cargo for Liverpool at a considerable reduction on the market rate of freights; and if the Navigation Laws continue suspended for any time, the influx of American bottoms will play some havoc with the profits of English shipowners. It is notorious that American ships carry very large cargoes in proportion to those of English vessels of the same registered tonnage, and the arrival of a very few ships from New York and Boston would exercise a material influence on freights to England.-Ibid., Sept. 11.

AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, The usual monthly meeting of the society was held at the rooms, Metcalf Hall, on Thursday, the 9th Sept., William Storm, Esq., vice-president, in the chair. The proceedings of the last meeting were read and confirmed, and the gentlemen then proposed were ballotted for and duly elected members of the society, viz. : Baboo Radhanath Sikdar, Baboo Russick Krishna Mullick; Mr. J. F. Harrison, Rajah Protabchunder Singh, Baboo Prannauth Bhose; Baboo Turrucknauth Roy Bahadoor, Major R. Houghton, Messrs. R. F. Hodgson, C.S. ; John Barton, E. A. Russell, C. S. ; John C. Abbott, Baboo Neelmoney Bysack, Baboo Lall Beharee Dutt, and Capt. A. Dallas. The names of the following gentlemen were submitted as candidates for election. J. M. Vos, Esq.; proposed by the secretary, seconded by Mr. Staunton. W. Ainslie, Esq., C.S. ; proposed by Mr. H. Cowie, seconded by the secretary. Baboo Shib Chunder Deb, dep. collector, Midnapore; proposed by Bahoo Peary Chand Mittra, seconded by Baboo Ramgopaul Ghose. Capt. R. Smith, artillery: proposed by Capt. F. C. Burnett, seconded by the secretary. Capt. Kinleside, artillery; proposed by Capt. Burnett, seconded by the secretary. Major Thomas Sewell; proposed by Mr. W. Storm, seconded by the secretary.-Ibid., Sept. 14.

MAJOR WHEELER. We are told that in the event of the orders, understood to have been received from the Court of

the 2nd, on her way to Calcutta. It would be very desirable to distinguish, by a white or a yellow flag, the boats of private companies from those of the Government.

New Hotel. The Hotel at Rajghat is progressing, and will be, as a place of resort, unequalled by any establishment in the Upper Provinces. We have seen the plan and elevation, and observe that the accommodations and arrangements are made with great judgment, so as to unite elegance with comfort. -Recorder, Sept. 3.

CAWNPOOR. — Abatement of Cholera.-We are happy to find that the anticipations, as to the good effects of the heavy fall of rain at Cawnpoor, have proved correct, and that the cholera disappeared from the lines of H.M.'s 21st fusiliers on the morning of the 25th. Five cases had, however, proved fatal up to the time of the disappearance of the disease. - Delhi Gaz., Sept. 1.

Cossya Hills.-The Bible.- We learn that the tribes of the Cossya Hills will shortly have the Scriptures placed in their hands in the Roman character; the Welsh Missionaries have already translated the Gospel of Matthew and the Acts, which are to be put to press by the Auxiliary Bible Society. Our contemporary is not aware, perhaps, that the whole of the New Testament was translated into the Cossya language by Dr. Carey, and printed in the Bengalee character, sixteen years ago, and put into circulation among the hill tribes. - Christian Speclator, Sept. 11.

Deesa.--Attack.— With reference to our observations in our issue of the 4th ultimo, we have been furnished with a much more detailed and accurate account of the outrage committed in May last, upon Lieut. Loinsworth and Ens. Collins, of H.M.'s 28th Foot, while proceeding from Deesa to Baroda, en route to the Western Presidency. We now learn that these two officers had balted on the 22nd May, at the village of Hargoor, bordering on the Kaira Zilla, and that at about half-past three in the even. ing of that day, they sent on the carts containing their baggage towards Chore Baroda, under an escort of a Naique, and four sepoys that had been furnished to them, themselves following about half an hour afterwards in à Garree, escorted by two Suwars of the Guikowar Contingent, at Deesa. After proceeding a short distance, Lieut. Loinsworth observed a large body of men, armed with swords and arrows, advancing across the fields towards them, and immediately communicated to his companion his suspicion that they were about to be attacked. Mr. Collins, however, thought it improbable that so large a body of men should have assembled for the purpose of attacking but two indi. viduals, but he was soon undeceived on this score, by observing the Garree surrounded by the gang, and finding himself and Loinsworth attacked both with swords and arrows. They protected themselves from the shower of blows and arrows as well as they could, and Mr. Collins fired off both bis pistols, wounding one of the robbers it is supposed. After having received respectively five and six wounds, Lieut. L. and Ens. C. succeeded in effecting their escape to some distance from the scene of the outrage, the robbers being too intent on rifling their Garree to notice their movements. As for the two suwars forming their escort, likewise men who knew that “those who fight and run away, will live to fight another day,” they galloped off on the near approach of the gang, some of whom, however, seemed determined not to let them off scot-free, for one of the suwars received an arrow wound in his back, and the

other's horse was also struck by ao artow. The attack took appointed to the office of judge at Mirzapoor, which he joined place in an open plain, situated between the villages of Hargoor, but for a short time.--Delhi Gazetle, Sept. 1. and Wurrode, and we are told the inhabitants of the latter NORTH-WEST PROVINCES. Illness of Mr. C. Grant, -We re. village deserve great praise for the part they took on learning of gret much to hear that Mr. C. Grant, the accountant N. W. P., the outrage. A large body of them turned out and proceeded has been compelled, by ill health, to apply for three months in quest of the robbers, whom they succeeded in hedging in, leave to proceed to the hills. Mr. C. Allen, it is believed, will when they attacked them in front and in rear. In the scufile be his temporary successor.-Ibid., Sept. I. that ensued, one of the gang was killed, and some others (A later paper states that Mr. Grant will not avail himself of wounded, as were also some of the Wurrode people. The value the leave.] of the property lost on this occasion by Lt. Loinsworth and Bills on Calcutta. --Considerable disappointment has been Ensign Collins, as estimated by themselves, is 130 rupees, which created in the native money market by a late order of the Goamount we believe will have to be made good, either by the vil vernment of the N. W. provinces. It appears that until very lages to which the robbers belonged, or by those to which they late, the local collectorate treasuries have been authorised to were traced. From subsequent enquiries it appears that the grant bills on Calcutta at a premium (14 as per cent. as regards gang had been regularly organized some time previous to the Delhi) for cash in these provinces. The demand for these bills commission of this outrage by a notorious thief, named Abla has of late become so great (in consequence, it is believed, of Narra, and his brother Bunneo, and that it consisted of about 'dodge " of the Shroffs" anxious to become holders of new 5 per fifty kolees from the neighbouring British and Guikowar villages. cent. paper,) as to derange the calculations of the accountant They had sent out scouts on the day in question to ascertain and general, and an order has been issued directing an imposition whether there were any carts coming along the road. The of as much per cent. as discount as used formerly to be allowed scouts returned to the main body about sunset with the infor. as premium, wbich will of course bave the immediate effect of mation that four carts had halted at Hargoor, meaning probably stopping all remittances, and cash for the paper must be paid the carts containing the baggage of Lt. Loinsworth and Ens. into the local treasuries, instead of in Calcutta.-loid. Collins. The baggage carts, however, had either passed on be Mr. St. George Tucker.-Mr. St. George Tucker, we bear, fore the robbers were prepared to attack them, or, as is equally has applied for two months' leave of absence on private affairs. probable, they dreaded an encounter with the Naique's party in Ibid, Sept. 8. charge, knowing the difference between soldiers of the line and SAHARUXPOOR. Clerical. -Mr. Price, whose appointment to men of the Guikowar Contingent. In one respect it is perhaps Landour we mentioned some time ago, is also to do duty at as well that this gang ventured upon the bold step of attacking Saharunpoor during the cold weather. - Ibid., Sept. 1. two British officers, for it is highly probable that otherwise such SUBATHO.- Clerical.-We are very happy to learn that the Rev. energetic measures would not have been taken for their capture. J. Norgate has been appointed to Subathu; the Rey. J. Vaughan As it is we are truly gratified to learn that Capt. Fulljames has takes his place at Agra.- Ibid., Sept. 1. succeeded in effecting the apprehension of every member of the gang excepting the two leaders, Abla and Bunneo, and these

GOVERNMENT GENERAL ORDERS. two it is fuily expected will not be able long to elude capture.

MEDICAL DUTIES OF CIVIL STATION OF MIDXAPORL. Delhi Gaz. Sept. 4.

It has been resolved to dispense with the services of a sepa. FUTTEHGHUR. - Orphan Asylum.-It is with feelings of the

rate officer for the medical duties of the civil station of Midnamost sincere regret we have learnt that the Futtebghur Orphan pore, which are henceforward to devolve on the medical officer Asylum, one of those excellent institutions which owed its attached to the corps of native infantry cantoned there. origin to the dreadful famine of 1837, and of which we have had occasion to speak more than once in the most fuvorable manner,

STAFF ALLOWANCES OF SUPERINTENDING-SURGEONS. is in such a state of distress, arising from several concomitant

In Government General Orders of the 1st July, 1842, procauses, as renders an urgent and instant appeal to the charitably mulgating regulations to have effect in the medical departments of disposed in these provinces a matter of absolute necessity, and the three presidencies, the situation of superintending-surgeon one which we do most heartily second. Many of the original having been ruled a staff appointment, the Hon. the President contributors to the funds which helped to set up this Institution of the Council of India in Council is pleased, with a view to are either gone to England or to their still more distant home the prevent future misconception, to notify that medical officers are grave; or they would not allow the Asylum to fall to the ground, not entitled to any of the staff allowances of superintending-suras must

be the case if it be not speedily relieved from its present, geon until they shall have entered upon the duties appertaining difficulties, and we, therefore have the less hesitation in calling to the appointment. upon all who have taken the places in society of the original founders to come forward liberally and quickly, with such sums

PILOT'S TRIAL. as they may be inclined to contribute.- Delhi Gaz.

MR. FIRST-MATE PILOT WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON. FUTTEH PORE.-Mr. C. W. Kinlock. - Mr. C. W. Kinlock, Fort William, Sept. 7, 1847.- At a Court assembled on Moncollector and magistrate of Futtehpore, is expected to proceed day, Aug. 9, 1847, under Act No. 24 of 1845, Mr. First-mate to the Cape of Good Hope, on medical certificate, this sea. Pilot W. H. Harrison was tried on the following son.—Delhi Gaz., Sept. 8.

Charge-Ignorance or negligence in the performance of his JOUDEPOOR.—Mr. H. Greathcad. - We hear that Mr. H. H. duty whilst in pilotage charge of the ship Stalkart, Capt. J. Greathead, political agent at Joudepoor, is an applicant for fur. Gardner, whereby the said ship took the ground near the Saugor lough this season. -Delhi Gaz., Sept. 8.

Point Tripod on the night of July 17, 1847, and became a comJUMNA AND GANGES.—Tides.- While the Jumna hus, not

plete wreck. withstanding the continued rains this year, not risen near so

By order of the Superintendent of Marine. high as in 1845 or 1846, we learn that the rise of the Ganges has

(Signed) JAS, SUTAERLAND, Secretary. been very much above the average of the last eight years; and

Fort William, Aug. 3, 1847. 80 great indeed at Allahabad, that appreheusions were enter

Finding.—The Court having maturely weighed and considered tained during the past week that the bund would give way. The

the evidence brought forward in support of the prosecution, tototal rise has been 414 feet, or only 24 less than in 1838, when gether with that adduced on the defence, is of opinion that the the bund was broken through, and near half the city of Allah

defendant, Mr. First-mate Pilot W. H. Harrison, is not guilty abad submerged. --Delhi Gaz., Sept. 1.

of the charge preferred against him. MEERUT. – Rain.- Last night we had a heavy fall of rain,

And do therefore acquit him, the said Mr. First-mate Pilot which the weather-wise predict will bring in the cold weather

W. H. Harrison, of the said charge. earlier than usual. A more favourable season was never known

(Signed) Hy. PIDDINGTON, President. in this district.

Hy. Howe, Judge- Advocate. Our worthy Deputy Commissary-General has gone to

Bankshall, Aug. 20, 1847. Mussoorie for a short time.

Remarks.—The Court desires to remark, in explanation of its Major Ferris is passing through on his way to Simlab. finding, that the ship Stalkart appears to have been most wretchAmusement. - The theatre will be opened to-night. The edly found, and with her crew in a most inefficient state ; and amateurs of H. M.'s 32nd are to perform the melodrama of that, as far as relates to the carrying into effect the orders of the

Bampfylde Moore Carew, or the Gypsey of the Glen," and pilot, unaccountable delay and slackness appears to have preSt. Patrick's Day, or the Scheming Lieutenant."- Mofussilite, vailed throughout; and further, that in one instance,- that of Sept. 10.

not informing the pilot of the state of the well,-most culpable MIRZAPORE.—Death of Mr. F. O. Wells.- We regret to an concealment has appeared of a matter of the first importance to nounce the death of Mr. F. O. Wells, of the Bengal civil ser the safety of the vessel and cargo, which was never communivice. Mr. W. had only lately returned from the Cape, and been cated to him, neither does it appear in the log, being most us

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