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moment able to pay the amount which the plntiffs claim. I very late hour to his own house, after having made merry It is submitted, without calling any evidence for the defence, that their must be a verdict for the defendants

with some friends, and on getting out of his carriage, was attacked by the defendant, assisted by five or six others. The assaulting party beat him severely with a stick for ten or fifteen minutes, and endeavoured to take a gold chain forcibly from his neck. The plaintiff retired into an adjacent dwelling house, and could not venture out for some time through fear of the defendant's violence. For this outrageous assault, the action was brought.

Sir Edward Ryan. This is a case of very consider ble difficulty and importance. We shall give a virdie for the plaintiffs, with leave reserved to the defendents' counsel to move the Court to enter a nonsuit The objection raised that there is no proof of damage sustained, has no weight with us. A mere possibility that the defaulter has now funds in his hands to meet the claim, amounts to nothing. The question simply is, whether there hasbeen fraudulent or negligent conduct on the part of the defendants. Now we are clealy of opinion that no fraud whatever has been established, the case therefore is reduced to this point, whether there has been such culpable negligence on the part of the defendants as to mislead and damnify the plaintiff even with the exercise of a due degree of precaution on the part of the latter. The Court is of opinion that there has been such negligence, and that this has caused loss to the plaintiffs. It is clear that the policies were granted without sufficient precaution, and it is equally clear that except upon the faith of those policies the plaintiffs would not have accepted the bills. All that remains, is, whether upon this negligence, without proof of fraud, the action is sustainable. [The Court cited Pasley v. Freeman, 3 Terms Reports 51. Haycraft v. Creadiu, 2 East Reports. 92]

The payment of only three out of the four bills of exchange was proved by the plaintiffs, owning, to the accidental absence of a witness; but the Court suggest. ed to defendants' counsel, that as it was a quesion of right to be tried, they should admit the fact of payment, provided they were certified of its reality.

Verdict for the plaintiffs, with leave to move for a nonsuit. - Hurk Feb. 13.

One of the witnesses was himself as

Two witnessess were called to prove the particulars of the fracas. It appeared that the night in question was very dark. saulted, and had brought an action in which he recovered judgment ex-parte. The plaintiff had been subjected to a similar assault before, but he and the defendant were occasionally on tolerable terms with each other.

TUESDAY, FEB. 13, 1838.

(Before Sir E. Ryan and Sir J. P. Grant.) DYCE v. DYCE SOMBRE.

Sir C. T. Metcalfe, whose evidence was to be taken de bene esse in this issue, entered the Court this morning in company with their lordships, and was accommodated with a chair beside the bench. The Court immediately called upon the defendant's counsel to proceed with the examination. Mr. Prinsep requested permission to confer with his client for a few minutes, as the result of the conference might dispense with all necessity for examining Sir C. T. Metcalfe.

After the common motions had been disposed of, Mr. Clarke rose and stated to the Court, that by consent of parties, a verdict for the defendant would be taken in this issue, that the cause would be set down on the Equity board, and a decree taken by consent, dismissing the suit,

Mr. Clarke and Mr. Leith for the defence were not

called upon by the Court.

Sir Edward Ryan, - There must be a verdict for the defendant. Mr. Advocate, we do not believe your witnesses.

Verdict for the defendant.

Sir Charles then retired, their lordships and the bar rising on his leaving Court.

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In this suit between General Brown (the executor) and the defendant in the above suit, Mr Leith moved for an attachment for want of answer to the amended bill. No further time for putting in an answer is lowed, after a amending the bill, and by the new Equity

rules, a fresh subpoena is unnecessary.

Motion granted.

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Mr Grant opened the pleadings.

Mr. Prinsep stated the plaintiff's case.
This was an
action of assumpsit brought by Captain Wimble, the
master of the ship London, against Dr. Jackson for
breach of contract. The defendant had agreed to take

three cabins to England for the sum of Rs 6,500, and
the ship was fixed to sail early in January 1838. On
the application of the defendant, who wished to remain
until the arrival of Dr. Grant in the Sesostris, the day
of sailing was afterwards changed to the 12th ; but
afterwards requiring further time, he again applied to the
plaintiff for an extension of the delay, but as a steamer
had been already engaged by the plaintiff to tow the
vessel down the river, he was unable to comply with
this request. After some correspondence on the subject
had passed between the parties, the defendant intimated
that he should not be able to sail in the London, and
Captain Wimble accordingly, with the view of lessoning
the sum to which the defendant would be liable, endea
It would be proved
voured to let the vacated cabins.
that this was done with the sanction of the defendant,
who, himself wrote out and paid for the advertisements.
One of the cabins was afterwards let, and the plaintiff
was, of course, willing to subtract this sum from the
had agreed. This action was brought to recover the dif-
whole amount of passage money for which the defendant


· Mr. Prinsep opened to pleadings.

The Advocate General stated the case. The plaintiff


and read, on admission in the cause.
The correspondence between the parties was put in

R. C. Paton was called as a witness.

The Advocate-General endeavoured to establish his incompetency, by a preliminary examination whether he had not given security for costs, but in this he was unsuccessful.

old firm of Bagshaw, Allan and Co. One of the three Witness proved that the vessel was consigned to the cabins was afterwards let to Mrs. Liptrap for about al£200, on account of Dr. Jackson. Captain Cunningham was also allowed to go in one of the vacated cabins

(the awning cabin) but he had already taken a lower

one, which was not afterwards let to any one else. The London sailed after all on the 7th January, because Captain Wimble was positively informed that Dr.

Jackson did not intend to sail with him.

J. H. Stocqueler proved that an application, was made on the part of Dr. Jackson to advertise the vaca

afterwards inserted in the beginning of January, by Allan, this does not annul the contract altogether. WhatPaton and Co. These advertisements were put in and ever money Captain Wimble may have received ought at most to be subtracted from the amount of damages. Lastly, it was contended that even if the plaintiff had omitted to perform some minor particulars, it was competent for the defendant to bring a cross action.


Captain Liptrap proved that one of the cabins was He com engaged for his lady, on the 28th December. municated on the subject with Messis. Allan and Paton He was referred by Mr. Stocqueler to Dr. Jackson

The Advocate-General (with whom was Mr. Leith) then submitted that the plaintiff must be nonsuited. No ownership whatever has been proved in Captain Wimble, and even if he was part owner, the other owners ought to have been made parties.

Sir E. Ryan.-There are two answers to your objection; in the first place, Captain Wimble bas such an interest in the vessel as to enable him to sustain the present action, and no other owners appear upon the face of these proceedings. But again, under the New rules, the only question on these pleadings simply is, whether this contract was entered into between these parties, and whether either had a title to make it.

Sir J. Grant, would say nothing upon the second reason assigned by the learned Chief Justice, but he fully concurred in the first.

The Advocate General then proceeded. It has been proved that the plaintiff agreed to delay until the 12th if not the 15th of January. Now it is absurd to say that this is only an alteration, and not an abandonment of the original agreement. The second contract, was clearly entered into, in lieu of the former.

If so, the contract has not been performed by the plaintiffs. The ship sails after all on the 7th of the month, and, moreover, one, if not two of the cabins are let to other parties. By this act of the plaintiff himself, the defendant is absolutely incapacited from fulfilling his part of the agreement. But it is further contended that the contract has been rescinded altogether, and Dr. Jackson wholly released from his responsibility. All the evidence goes to prove that Mr. Paton. in letting the cabin to Liptrap, acted not as the agent of Dr. Jackson, but entirely on account of the ship.

The learned Advocate here called witnesses, by whose evidence it appeared that Captain Wimble had been heard to say that he had agreed to remain until the 15th of the month, but he had altered his intention because one of his passengers made violent objections to the delay. It further appeared that Captain Cunningham had paid 800 or 1,000 rupees, in addition to the passage-money for the lower cabin which he had engaged, for leave to occupy the awning cabin vacated by the defendant.

Sir Edward Ryan.-This case is somewhat entangled by the pleadings, but the justice of it is quite clear. There are four issues before the Court arising upon the general plea of non-assumpsit, and the three special pleas. We think the first issue must be for the plaintiff because under the new rules it merely puts in issue the general contract, and that contract has been clearly proved. The 3d issue as to rescision of the contract, and the 4th as to inability on the part of the defendant through the plaintiff's own act must be found for the defendant, though we are of opinion that these third and fourth pleas had better not have been pleaded. We next come to the 2d issue, and this raises the real merits of the case. The second plea ought in strictness to have stood alone, and upon this the defendant is entitled to a verdict. If the vessel had remained until the 12th, the plaintiff would have been entitled to recover, but by sailing on the 7th he has damnified the defendant to this extent, that he has deprived him of the opportunity of getting rid of the cabins during the intervening period. It stands thus therefore ;-the first issue must be found for the plaintiff, the three others for the defendant, and the defendant is of course entitled to general verdict.

Verdict for the defendant.

At the rising of the Court, the Chief Justice intimated that he should only take motions to-morrow and that the Equity Board would be taken on Thursday and Friday.

The case of Horeechunder Saha v. Macpherson, set down yesterday on the Law Board by special order, is appointed for Saturday, the last day of the Sittings. Hurkaru, February 14.

FRIDAY, FEB. 16, 1838.

(Before Sir Edward Ryan and Sir J. P. Grant.) Some contested motions, which had stood over, were taken this day, but they involved nothing of public interest.


The Advocate General moved for a commission de lunatico inquirendo, to be directed to John Farley Leith, and Richard Marnell, Esquires, barristers-at-law, ta enquire concerning the state of Joykissen Bysack Affidavits were put in, stating that this party was a member of a joint Hindoo family, that for several years past he has been in a state of mental imbecility, and totally

Mr. Prinsep, in reply, contended at considerable length, first, that the second arrangement was no speci fic contract, but merely aprovisional qualification of incapable of managing his affairs. The family are the former, for the convenience of the defendant. There jointly entitled to considerable property, and an Equity was no consideration for entering into such an agree-suit has been long pending, in which Joykissen Bysack ment; it was entirely through special favour towards is a party; but no steps can be taken for want of a the defendant, and upon his making default even after committee to manage the estate. It may be recollected, these advantageous terms had been offered, the matter that in the recent case of Unnomoney Dossee v. the naturally reverted to the original arrangement. Again, Bank of Bengal reported in the Hurkaru, witnesses there is no proof whatever that the contract was rescind- were examined with reference to the state of mind of ed. All the subsequent arrangements were made on this very individual, who was a party interested, and behalf of Dr. Jackson, as being still interested in the the nonsuit of the plaintiffs was owing entirely to the matter. The cabin that was let to Liptrap was let under unexpected evidence given in this matter. the sanction of the defendant himself. As to the ob jection that one of the other cabins was let without authority to Cunningham, this resta very vague proof. But even if it were positively proved that thi was the case, that the Captain had let an empty ca

Motion granted.


The case of Hcreechunder Saha and another, v. Macpherson, is specially appointed for to-morrow.—

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That Court have requested that due attention be paid to the entry in the register of all fines immediately they are imposed, -to the issuing of perwannahs to the Nazir to realize the amount of such fines,-and to the examination of the Register at the commencement of every month be the head Clerk, Sheristadar, Nazir and Treasurer of the Courts. - Hark. Fev. 21,


"No Creditor shall be allowed at the hearing

Remanded from Saturday, the 27th January to Sa- to oppose the discharge of a prisioner, unless he shall turday, the 10th day of February, 1838-Joseph Snelson have given notice of his intention to the chief clerk, Morton of Sooterkin lane, in Calcutta, veterinary sur-three clear days before the day of Hearing."-Office geon and livery stable keeper.—Mr. Cartiadell, Attny.\of Examiner, 2d February 1838.

DEPARTURE OF SIR CHARLES METCALFE.-At 7 o'clock on the evening of the 15th instant, Sir Charles Metcalfe embarked at the Cooly Bazar, on board the St George, for England, under a salute from the fort. By some mistake H.M. "Cameronians" were drawn up at Channdpaul-ghaut, where also several gentlemen took their station, to pay the last compliment to the respected! Baronet. A numerous assemblage, however, in spite of a most untoward morning (for the fog was very thick) were ready to receive Sir Charles and accompany him to the beauliah. The scene was most impressive; Sir Charles himself, in wishing his friends "good bye," was completely overpowered, and in many, who might have been supposed to be made of "sterner stuff," there were evident symptoms of the deepest emotion on parting from a long known and valued friend. Here admiration for the statesman, indeed, was lost or forgotten in affection for the man. The feelings seemed too deep for utterance; and, in silence and sadness, the chief ornament of British India, after a distinguished service of near forty years, departed for his native country.

DONATIONS OF SIR C. METCALFE.-Sir Charles Metcalfe has given a donation of one thousand rupees to the Parental Academic Institution. Sir Charles is patron of that institution, and the Committee of Management, with the sanction of the constituent body, have endowed two "Metcalfe Scholarships" to mark their grateful sense of the warm interest Sir Charles always took in the welfare of that institution. The Metcalfe scholars now are, masters Cook and Knox, especially appointed by Sir Charles.

One of Sir Charles Metcalfe 's last acts here, was to bestow one thousand rupees upon the District Charitable Society.

By dak of the 23d instant accounts of the final departure of the St. George from the Sand-heads, on the 17th instant, were received. The following extracts from vessels on the station will shew that Sir Charles Metcalfe


EASTERN CHANNEL.-On the ship St. George making her appearance, I dressed the * in all our flags, and on her passing, manned the yards and fired asalute of fifteen guns, which was acknowledged."

"SAND HEADS.-I regret to state I could not pay my respects to Sir Charles Metcalfe to the extent I had intended, on account of the state of the weather (blowing hard from the N.W. and being under reefed-topsails). We were, however, enabled to salute him with fifteen guns, under the union jack at the main, which was acknowledged by the ship. The floating light also saluted him with the same number of guns, dressed out in all her flags


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ACCIDENT ON THE RIVER.-Capt. Wootton, H.M. 44th, proceeding to join his regiment at Ghazeepoor, had embarked with his 1 dy on board a pinnace lying at Clive Street ghaut. About one in the morning of the 30th ultime, he providentially awoke and on putting his foot out of bed, was surprised to find it immersed in water half leg deep. Immediately awakening his wife they rushed out of the cabin, but before they could reach the door, the vessel fell on her beam ends. Both were floating. The gentleman nevertheless lost not his presence of mind, and with great exertion dragged has unfortunate lady to the side of the vessel above the water, and in a dinghy sent her to a friend's boat alongside himself remaining to try and secure anything that might float up. In the state in which he had left his bed, he remained for two hours on the wreck, till, with his own hands, he secured the vessel with a hawser to the shore, and then rejoined his wife, with the melancholy convic tion that everything they possessed in the world was lost. Capt. Wootton had just returned from England via Sydney, and all his outfit and that of Mrs. Wootton, laid in at some expense, was in an instant snatched from him grateful that their lives were spared. The dandies ran away one and all, and were never seen the whole night. The manjee, appears, had never slept on board. One wretch, in trying to escape, seeing Mrs. Wootton clinging to the side of the boat, deliberately

pushed her under the water, from which her husband shewing funds equal to a dividen of Rs 800 per again saved her. The next morning Capt. Harrington, share, leaving the society available assets amounting to Master Attendant, sent his boats and assistant and right- two lacs, a standing capital according to their deed of ed the vessel. Every thing recovered, as may be readily copartnery. This dividend was ordered to be made forthsupposed, was irremediably spoiled, and the unfortunate with, payable in Calcutta, and not in London, as hereofficer ruined, after travelling so many thousand miles, tofore.

by the carelessness of the serang and crew; for it appears | The society has been in existence two years. It conthey having neglected to haul te boat out by the anchor sistel at its commencement of one hundred shares of stern at the ebb tide, she had grounded by the head, Rs 1,000. At the end of the first year the profts, one and on the rush of the flood, immediately filled. The ac, were added to the Company's capital, making it two serang, though he had tremblingly acknowledged his lacs. At the third half yearly meeting a dividend of absence to Capt. Wooton, in the presence of a friend, £50 sterling, payable in England, was declared. declared at the police office that he was on board and, that the pinnace sunk in consequence of the "bore," when there was none took place that night." STEAM NAVIGATION.-The steam petition, with upwards of 6,000 signatures, was despatched on the 4th instant, one copy by the Bombay dák for the Atalanta, the other by the Repulse. Additional names were in course of being added daily. The Steam Association is progressing rapidly. The shares amount to 2,471 heldby 702 individuals.

IRON STEAMERS.-The following is an extract of a letter, dated Jellinghee accommodation boat, off the mouth of the Goomty, thirty miles below Benares, 6th February, 1838. "We left Ghazeepore on the evening of the 4th, and brought too a little below the reef of rocks which run across the river above Ghazeepore. We passed these on the morning of the 5th through the only navigable channel now left, and were making excellent progress with fresh easterly wind till 2 P.M., when we were run into shoally water about 100 yards below the mouth of the Goomty. The steamer stuck and when her Captain had nearly been successful in extricating her

and us, after an hour's exertion, the main shaft of the engine snapt in two, leaving us and herself perfectly hors de combat. Had a spare shaft been on board, we might have proceeded with a few hours' delay; as it is, however, the only alternative left us, is to warp and track the flat up to Benares, there shifting for ourselves in the best way we can.

The freight for Allahabad, it is believed, will be forwarded by hackery from Beuares.

February 7th, 10 A. M.-We shall be at Benares this evening, being now only ten miles from it. We have about 500 coolies on our goon. We have had a refreshing shower of rain this morning. The banks of the river from Buxar up to this appear highly cultivated and the crops are very forward."

UNION BANK SHARES. -The sale of shares of the new stock of the Bank not claimed by absentees and other parties through neglect or want of ineans, went off with great spirit on the 16th instant. The business began at noon, and some few of the shares were sold at 310 premium; the bidding, however, rapidly rose to 325 and then steadily, but gradually, advanced to the maximum; the last share was sold at a premium of 370, and several previously at 360 and 365. The average was 337, and the whole number of shares sold was 48. cases parties who were entitled to, and who have lost the opportunity of claiming shares at par, have nobody to blame but themselves, and have done so through mere neglect and want of ordinary attention to their

In many

own interest.

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE COMPANY.-The fourth half yearly meeting of the Commercial Insurance Company,

was held on the 19th instant.

They have assets in the hands of agents in London, Bombay, Madras, Singapore, Canton, Mauritius. Calcutta, and funds otherwise available amounting to .......... Rs

Deduct average ascertained but not adjusted, and premiums on outstanding risks...Re


-We attended the annual meeting of the proprietors of the Sun Insurance Office on the 31st of January, Mr. W. Bruce was in the chair. Mr. Rustomjee Cowasjee, Mr. Ezekiel Musblea, and several foreign gentlemen composed the meeting, which was conducted in a very brief business-like manner. The balance sheet of the eighth half year exhibits.

Rs 3,31,970

At credit of the Society...... Debit amount of premium on Rs 27,46,466) supposed to be out. risks (a mounting Company's standing at above date.....



Amount reserved to meet contingencies.....

58 406

50,128 1,08,324 2,23,345

Above par Co's Rs......................

that a dividend be made of £50 per share, in bills ou Equal to Rs 2,233 per share. And it was resolved the London agents, and Rs 500 in cash. This is very satisfactory,

Messrs. W. Bruce, G. Apcar, J. De. Dow, K. R. Mackenzie, and Rustomjee Cowasjee were requested to continue their services for the ensuing six months.

FIRES.-Several fires have occurred during this month; but, through the activity of the fire-extinguishing department, they have all been put out before they bad done any great damage.

FIRE RELIEF COMMITTEE.-The report of the General Committee in aid of the sufferers by the great fires in 1837, has been published. It appears that the sum subscribed, including the donation of Rs 20,000 from

Government, was little short of Rs 50,000: but a very small proportion was furnished by the higher class of natives. There are a few honourable exceptions, but compared with the number capable of contributing, they exhibit a contrast most deplorable. The committee have exercised a sound discretion in not making loans of large amounts to individual sufferers, and have done much good. The main object of the subscription was certainly to relieve the poorest, those whose position was not likely to afford the means of saving from their earnings

or wages.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY BY CANNON BALLS.-During the practice of the artillery at Dum-Dum, between the hours of ten and three, on the 14th instant, several trees were injured and some houses slightly damaged at the village of Kadity, which is situated to the north-east of Dum-Dum. The number of balls that fell amongst the habitations of men is estimated at about thirty; much risk of life and property was therefore incurred; and, indeed, it is feared that some casualty or other would possibly have taken place, had not all the people, run out of the village at the sight of the first ball, and placed them. selves beyond the reach of the shot. About fifteen or sixteen families have since removed their homesteads elsewhere, never to return to that village again.



MONSIEUR DUPUIS' FANCY BALL.-This long advertized entertainment was given at Monsieur Dupuis' Rooms

a quarter after eight o'clock


At about we Arracan, and the consideration of the great expense to entered the rooms and were quite dazzled with the which the officers are subjected by continually moving blaze of beauty which greeted our sight.

to more congenial climates, has induced the Government to sanction an expenditure of about Rs 12,000 for the The young Masters and Misses, fancifully dressed, erection of a sanatarium. The site selected by the excited our highest admiration, and to see them trip medica! officer is an elevated position contiguous to the through the mazes of the dance, was really a pleasing sea shore, about two or three miles distant from the sight. There were in this picturesque group a few station of Akyab, and is considered, after a careful over-grown youths, who presented a sad contrast to the investigation, extremely suitable for so desirable a younger dancers, and whose movements only excited our risibilty. The two ball rooms were thickly crowded, almost to suffocation, by upwards of 1,000 persons, which in convenience was increased by the unusual warmth of the weather.

There were some lovely faces and forms that adorn-bis intimates to follow his example. ed this assembly; and many who did not covet entertainment from the dance, contented themselves with DONATION OF DYCE SOMBRE, ESQ,-Dyce Sombre, gazing on features surpassingly fair. We regret to Esq., has presented the managers of the Parental Acaald that there were a few persons, however, who, wish-demic Institution with a donation of ONE THOUSAND RUPEES, ing to procure the utmost for their money, were ever for which, the only return they have had it in their and anon quaffing plentiful potations, the free use of power to make, has been a letter expressive of grateful which caused them to conduct themselves in such a acknowledgments for the same.

brutal manner as to excite this disgust of every body present; and some of these would-be-thought gentlemen, we have been told, on being turned out, stript and had a very serious warfare with their fists, in the spacious court-yard of the premises. This ci cumstance caused many of the fair damsels to quit the ball room, to the regret of the lovers of dancing.

We are really surprized to find persons who lay claim to the title of gentlemen, and who would be ready to call any person to a serious account for disputing

their right thereto, so far brutalize themselves as to behave in the manner in which the individuals we have alluded to did.

Oh! would some bard the gifti gie us
To see oursel's as others see us.

However exalted or lowly the station of a man may be, it cannot excuse his conduct.-indeed the more exalted the position, the more reprehensible does the misdeed appear.

Honor or shame from no condition rise-
Act well your part, 'tis there the honor lies.

FREE SCHOOL. The report of the free school shows that this most useful and benevolent institution continues most fully to deserve the patronage of the public. Upwards of 400 children of both sexes, the offspring of food, clothing and instruction. They are admitted indigent Christian parents, are supplied with lodging, between the ages of five and nine years, and are instructed in English grammar, writing, arithmetic, history, geography, and the elements of Christian knowledge; besides which the girls are taught straw bonnet, lace and needle work. An unsuccessful application has been made to the Government through the Bishop of CalM.cutta, to relieve the institution from the expense of the Church attached to it.


NATIVE LIBERALITY.-A native gentleman by name Nilmoney Day, has forwarded Rs 500 through Government for the use of the poor in the Bindabun, near Muttra. The monies are to be expended in purchasing common food; and this good man has been persuading

SMALL POX.-The small pox is now extremely prevolent in Calcutta, and its suburbs; especially amongst our native fellow subjects, numbers of whom have been bereaved of their relatives by this destructive malady, Several families have lost their children through it, and one particularly had no less than six children, all of whom have fallen sacrifices to the distemper.

The remainder of the company retired at three A. Excepting the very juvenile portion of the assembly, we only perceived two young ladies in fancy dresses. They were in the costume of Swiss peasant girls; but amongst the gentlemen fancy dresses were more numerous. We noticed the following costumes. Charles the 2d, Orlando, a Greek Peasant, a Vakeel of the Sudder from the mofüssil on the 13th instant, and left Calcutta PRINCE OF ORANGE.-Prince Henry of Orange, arrived Dewanny Adawlut, the Red Rover, a Sailor, a Spanish for Holland, on the 17th instant. Peasant, Glenalvon, some Turks and some in dominos ; but by far the greater portion of the Company, wore plain full dresses.

SMALL POX.-Small pox is not so rife in Calcutta as was stated last week; and the vaccine departments, established under the superintendence of Doctor Duncan Stewart, tend greatly te check the distemper, which is, as usual, introduced by the native innoculators.

PRINCELY DONATION.-On the 5th instant, Dwarkanauth Tagore, bestowed upon the District Charitable Society, the magnificent sum of one lac of rupees! to be secured to the society on good mortgages and placed out at interest for the benefit of the numerous poor who are maintained from the funds of that excellent institution. The donation is to form a separate fund and to be called the "DWARKANAU TH FUND," that the memory of the princely donor may thus be associa ted in perpetuity with the noble object he always had

at heart.


THE SAILORS' HOME.-This institution, by the last report, seems to be in a flourishing condition.

PRINCE HENRY OF ORANGE.It is said that His Honour the Deputy Governor has received letters from His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Orange, and from Captain Arriens of the Bellona, off Kedgeree, expressing their acknowledgments, in the warmest terms, for the kind and hospitable reception, both public and private, which their party has experienced. The Prince speaks highly of the attentions which he received from Captain Caine, his A.D.C., temporarily appointed during his visit.

COURT MARTIAL.-The young officer who was tried at a court-martial in Fort William the other day, and whose case excited considerable interest in the military circles, has been-honorably acquitted.

ARTILLERY REVIEW.-The artillery was reviewed at Dum Dum on the 12th instant, by Major general Sir

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