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Mahomed Khan Zemindar, of the districts skirting the Hills, are instigating the other Zemindars to keep up a disturbance.
An urzee from Savun Mull, Nazim of Multan, was received, the contents of which were that as Behram Khan, Muzaree, had formerly kept up a row in this district, it is now, by his Highness's kindness,brought into subjection. A shooka in reply was sent to him desiring him to give to the said Behram Khan, a valuable kheelut and send him to the presence; when something would be done for his support.
An ursee from the Ukhbar Nuweers, of Cabul, was received, stating that Dost Mahomed Khan, the ruler of Cabul, has an intention of coming over to Peshawur. His Majesty said that when he will march against us, some sowars and artillery will be sent, who will prevent him from crossing the river Attock. Deena Nath represented that the Frenchmen of His Majesty's army were a great obstacle to his coming.
SECUNDERABAD-A private letter from Se underabad dated the 22d of January, states that the present coll season has been the most sickly ever known; cold,coughs, and fevers were so prevalent that there was scarcely a house which had not a patient in it. No fatal cases, HERAT. By the letters received from Hera', it appears, influenza which was raging. however, had occurred up to that time from the On the 15th January, a that the invincible forces of Iran have marched from thermometer exposed in the garden early in the morning, Ausbed and encamped at the fort Kooryan, which fell to 50d, during the day it seldom rises above 72d in is in the territory of the ruler of Herat, where both rulers a closed room. had a great fight, and the ruler of Iran gained the day.
He has established his thanah there. The Ruler of His Highness the Nizam left the city of Hyderabad on Herat fought incredibly well, but being short of amu- the 20th January, on an excursion to Injapoor, a place nition gave up the field, and retreated into the for: of about 8 or 10 miles distant, accompanied by his Ameers, Herat, to which the Persians have layed seige. It his Court, and some of his relatives. would be well for the Herat chief if he will negociate with them because he is not able to escape, and they will ruin him.
HYDRABAD. The sickness and consequent mortality among the European soldiers, have almost entirely disappeared, and the measures which Government have at length adopted will effectually prevent their recurrence, for the barracks are undergoing alterations on such an extensive scale that they will in a few months assume an appearance superior to any on this side of India."
THE CREW OF THE ELIZABETH-The crew of the wrecked ship Elizabeth, who had behaved in a very obstreperous manner, after making free with the beer barrels on board, have heen reduced to obedience by the Assistant Collector without military aid, and they are to be sent up to Madras forthwith.
CHOY ERA AT ARNEE.-Intelligence from Arnee of the 27th of January, states that cholera had ceased for seven or eight days previous, in Her Majesty's 63d regiment; but the disease was still very prevalent amongst the natives all around the station. Orders have been received by the officer commanding to encamp H.M. 63d, if the cholera should continue amongst them.
KAFRISTAN.-The customs of the tribe of Kafree are quite different from those of Hindoos and Mussulmen; they are called Atish Purust, fire worshippers; their places of living are in the hills of Bejore, Teran, Budukhshan, &c. &c. ; they earned their livelihood by SALE OF COMPANY'S PAPER.-There was a sale of Comcultivating those hills; and they were never subject to pny's paper at the office of Messrs. Arbuthnot on the any people, but a few years ago the son of the Ruler of and of February, amounting to nearly three lakhs of ruCabul suddued them, consequently knowing that they pees, belonging to the late Laudable Society. The atwere under subjection, they assembled in a body and tendance at the sale was very numerous both of natives hut their gates against him and he, has left their bounda- 2d Europeans; and the bonds fetched about 2 per cent. ies and pitched is tents near a place called Bumean. above the previous nominal rates. The highest premium of the loan of 1825 and 26 was 64 per cent.
BHOPAL.-The Government have at length enforced the Salic law in this country, and the Nuwab has been installed in security on his throne, in spite of the pertinacious efforts of the Begum to supplant him.
SALE OF THE WRFCk of the Elizabeth.-The wreck of the Elizabeth was sold by public auction on the 2d of February, for the ridiculously low price of four hundred and fifty rupees. This was not from want of buyers, however, as there were many natives present prepared for the purchase; but the wreck lies so far out, and is so completely broken in pieces, that there is little prospect of any part of it being saved. The Wolf was lying off the wreck, making preparations to bring up the mainder of the spars, rigging, figure-head, &c. &c. which have been saved by the indefatiguable exertions of Capt.
MURDER. A seacunny belonging to the Ludy Flora, lost his life on the 29th January, by being stabbed and otherwise wounded, under very distressing circumstances. A Coroner's inquest returned a verdict of wilful murder against the party who inflicted the wounds.
ON DITS-The orders have either been received by the last overlaud mail, or an intimation given that such are coming out, to sanction a continuation of full batta to the native troops stationed at Hyderabad, Nagpore and Jaulnah; that Major Robison has been instructed to return to his duty, thus stamping with illegality the course pursued in his removal; that Captain Sprye, the Deputy Judge Advocate General, is to receive £ 500 as a compensation; that Captian Alexander, the Fort Adjutant, has been relieved from the heavy sum for which Sir Fre derick Adam's first rendered him responsible; that Mr. Langley, late of the 3d L.C., is permitted to draw a Captain's pension or a special pension of £100 a year, and declared eligible for such official situations as that he was prevented continuing in.
EXECUTION. On the evening of the 27th of January, the sentence of death passed upon the private of the 14th regiment for shooting the subador-major, was carried into execution. There was no parade or show made but merely picquets from the two regiments under the Capre-tain of the day to keep the peace and prevent the encroachment of the crowd, which was immense. The culprit, was brought from his place of confinement on a
the most cool and determined obstinacy and dogged-aware of the injurious report in circulation agains! ness of manner, declaring his innocence and calling the me, but that I had shewn no disposition or wish to officers murderers. The act of lashing him to the gun institute any inquiry or take any notice of it. was the work of a few seconds. The signal was immediately given by the officer commanding the artillery dropping his glove, and as instantly obeyed by the man ed him to be reprimanded in such manner The court having found the prisoner guilty, adjudg. with the port-fire, and the murderer was no more. the day of his death he stated to an officer of his regiment, Excellency the Commander-in-Chief may be pleased that his enemy was the former suabdar of his company; from which it may be inferred that he intended to shoot this native officer, but the bang with which he was intoxicated misled him.
THUGS IN MADRAS-A noted thug has been taken to Madras in custody, who states that about two hundred of his craft are quietly following their vocation in the town of Madras !
DEPLORABLE LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE.
A short time since a party of about sixty convicts were on the march from the district of South Arcott to the Bangalore road in hinglequt to be employed in repairing the roads, suddenly, and without any known cause, the whole party commenced an attack on the peons in charge, and a desperate affray ensued; nine of the convicts were killed on the spot by the peons, about twelve men despe rately wounded,and a number variously stated at thirty or forty escaped altogether. The occurrence took place about fifty miles from Madras, and it is not reported whether there was a military gaurd or whether the convicts were ironed in the usual manner.
ASSAULT AND ROBBERY.-A Frenchman living in Bombay was walking along with a warrant officer of the Artemise from the Apollo bunder to the Fort. They were followed from the bunder by eight parsees, and, when they had got as far as the corner of Forbes-street, close to the office of Messrs. Jeejeebboy Dadabhoy and Co., one of the men laid hold of the former Frenchman, and made a grasp at his pocket. The other parsees surrounded the man, and when he saw his situation and felt himself seized, he raised an umbrella and struck the person who had hold of him. Upon this he was attacked by the whole party and knocked down. and four rupees which rolled out of it were snatched by A small bag containing money fell out of his pocket, one of the parsees. His companion interfere, for his defence and was also knocked down in the attempt, he too loosing several rupees. The parsees after this made off, finding that nothing further could be done quietly in the affair. The Frenchman, as well as they could, communicated to two police peons who were standing
THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF.-Report says that the Commander-in-Chief, Sir J. Keane, will go to the Cape by an early opportunity on sick certificate, His Excel-quietly looking on at a few yards distance from the lency not having sufficiently recovered by his late voyage, to stand the fatigues of another court-martial campaign, which has already commenced with unusual briskness. An entertainment has been spoken of, or hinted at, as a tribute of respect to this able and excellent functionary.
scene of the scuffle, which had taken place, showed them
MR. RUSSELL.-The Honorable Mr. Russell has been splendidly fêted at the Banqueting Room by the society
EXPORTATION OF SALT FREE OF DUTY.-It is said, that Government has come to the resolution, pending a off-reference to the Government of India, of allowing all salt taken for exportation, to any port within the territories included under the Honourable Company's Charter, to be shipped free of duty, or in other words, on the same terms as before the introduction of the new law.
COURT-MARTIAL.- -A Court-martial was held on Brevet Colonel J. G. Baumgardt, at Bombay, for scandalous conduct, unbecoming the character of an cer and a gentleman, in the following instances, charged by Brigadier Slater,:
COURT OF ENQUIRY ON COMMANDER LOWE. - The Court of enquiry on Commander Lowe of the Berenice, has terminated in the honorable acquittal of that omicer from all blame. So far from there having been any carelessness in the management of himself and the other officers, the utmost vigilance was displayed by all on board. At the time the vessel struck, the presence of mind of Captain Lowe prevented the accident from assuming a much more serious complexion.
1st. In having, unknown to me, communicated in a letter to Major General Willshire, of Her Majesty's 2nd or Queen's Royals, commanding Poonah brigade and station, dated 1st July, 1837, that I had called on Lieutenant Cuyler, of that regiment then under arrest, and had privately listened to his reflections on the character of another officer of the same regiment, such statement being malicious, unfounded, and injurious to my character as his immediate commanding
THE BERENICE.-The Berenice reached Bombay on the 24th of January, but not the harbour, having struck upon the south-west prong, in attempting to enter the port. The Berenice was standing towards the harbour about 7 P.M., her distance being at that time, about fourteen miles, and the night extremely dark. At this moment two lights were observable in the direction of the port, but which was the true one could not be ascer
2d. In not having taken the means of contradict-tained, there being nothing to distinguish the one from ing or making known to me the malicious and unfound. he other. Upon the two lights being so discovered. ed report contained in his letter aforesaid, dated last Capt. Lowe directed the purser to go below and July 1837, to Major General Willshire; although address a letter to the Superintendent of the Indian the falsehood of it had been made known to him, and Navy as to the circumstance of such two lights being he had been repeatedly recommended by the latter offi- visible, and the impossibility of distinguishing the true cer to communicate the same to me. one. Capt Lowe being extremely anxious to discharge his duty by landing the mail as early as possible, the vessel continued to stand in until about 9 P. M., when
3d. In falsely insinuating in a letter to Majo
order was instantly given to put her about, but before that the Shans of Monory, to the east of Ava, have rethe next throw of the lead she bumped and upon going fused to submit to the new King of Ava; that His Maround took the rock and stuck fast. It was soon dis-jesty, imputing this refusal to the mismanagement of the covered that she was on the south-west prong, but as officer whom he had appointed as Governor-General far as could be ascertained she had sustained no damage over the Shans, had with his usual baste and recklessfrom the concussion. ness of human life, ordered the said Governor-General, and six of his principal officers to be executed, and despatched a force under a Woondouk to coerce or cajole the Shans. The late Woongee of Rangoon, who had once before been confined and squeezed, has been again imprisoned. A Rangoon officer of the former Govern ment has been executed for travelling through the coun try, and the chief of the lower chokey in the Rangoon river, is ordered to be embowelled, because he claimed, as his hereditary right, the fees of office belonging to that chokey. The late King is on the river off Umerapoora guarded by 500 men, and his son, the young prince, is without any followers. Menthaggee and the other ministers and officers of the late King, continue in prison.
DISTRESSING FIRE.-On the 22d of January last, the village of Khandalah took fire, and the whole of the native part of it was reduced ashes. The bungalows in the neighbourhood were not affected by the conflagration, but the distress which this said calamity must have inflicted upon the poor inhabitants of that delightful spot, will be very severely felt.
MARINE POLICE.-The Government has nominated as committee composed partly of the principal merchants, to take into consideration the question of a marine police.
THE CHOLERA.-The cholera still prevails in Her Majesty's 63d regiment at Arnee. Lhe wards of the hospital are stated to be quite full, there being therein no less than eighty patients.
A Singapore Free Press of the 4th of January, state that the Water Witch, from pilot the 13th of December, had arrived at Singapore on the 1st of January. The Dutch, it appears, had perfidiously captured the Boonjal chief, who had made such a stubborn resistance to their inroads into the interior of Sumatra, and had sent him to Banda, the state prison of the Dutch in India.
Mr. Blundell, the Commissioner of Moulmein, deputed Dr. Richardson to proceed to Bileng, the seat of the chief Burmese Governor in that quarter, and demand redress for the late murder and dacoities, in
Letters received in town on the 18th instant, from Persia, speak of the successes of the Shah in his expedition. One or two strong holds had fallen, and it is supposed that the Shah is by this time before Herat.
our territories. Dr. Richardson was treated in a more inhospitable and ungracious manner than what any British officers ever experienced before in this quarter. The petty officers of Martiban stopped him ; and when he at last reached the neighbourhood of Bilenge, he was met by a party of soldiers, who would not allow him or his followers to enter Bileng, and kept them outside under a strict guard. The Governor pretended not be a Bileng, and Dr. Richardson was obliged to return to Moulmein without having seen the Governor or accomplished any of the objects of his mission, except communicating the demands of the Commissioner to a subordinate Burmese officer, who, of course, denied all knowledge of the parties that had committed the late murder and robberies.
PIRATES. The pirates have again commenced their depredations in the vicinity of Singapore. A raft, on which were seven persons, was attacked by these sanguinary wretches off Passeris, a village situated a mile The good people of Rangoon, now that the Comor two beyond the Red Cliffs on that Island. The missioner has clearly proved that these late incursions pirates on their first approach called out for some into our territories were committed with the knowtobacco, and being told there was none to give, ledge and at the instigation of the Governor of Bileng, discharged several blunderbusses at the raft and killed pretend that that chief has turned rebel against he new two of the people. The rest attempted to escape in King of Ava, and that he has been acting contrary to sampans, four going in one, and only one in the the orders and wishes of his Majesty! It is however other. The latter was soon overtaken and murdered by sail, that the present governor of Bileng is a very old krisses, notwithstanding his earnest supplications for and confidetial personal friend of the present King's, mercy, which were heard by his companions, who were and that his son is in immediate attendance on his enabled, however, to reach the shore and conceal them- Majesty and in command of his body guard! selves in the jungles. All their property was plundered.
AKYAB.-Letters have beeen received from Akyab, dated 12th instant. The steamer Experiment arrived there on that morning, and fired a salute, which was answered from the shore. At the instance of the medi cal officer of the station, a dispensary is about being established at Akyab, where natives will receive medicine, and medical advice, or attendance gratis. A subscription had been raised for this humane purpose, and the worthy commissioner was, as usual, foremost with his
The following news has been received from Burmah. purse. Surveying had been carried on at Akyab with some activity, and the impession seemed to be that, in the course of next year, a harbour wharf, a light-house, On the 12th January, a despatch-boat reached Ran- and sanatarium-now matters merely visionary,-will goon in five days from the new capital, Umerapoora. be objects of reality. Scarcely any sickness prevailed at The intelligence brought down was at first carefully Akyab by the latest dates. Those officers who had been
REVIEW OF THE CALCUTTA MARKET.
INDIGO. The market now evinces considerable animation, and purchasers finding that the holders will not give way, have been buying pretty freely at the recent sales, where prices have ranged from similar rates to five rupees advance on the previous currency. The continued drought is much against the sowings for the coming season, and loud complaints of want of rain are coming in from Tirhoot and all the upper provinces.
RAW SILK-Prices are giving way and there is very little enquiry for the article, the exports to Great Britain have however been extremely heavy since the mencement of the year.
chases have been made during the week for shipments to Liverpool.
SHELL LAC.- Very little yet doing for the English market, and we have no change in prices to notice. The purchases reported are principally on American
SUGAR - Is also in limited enquiry, but we have no change to notice on our last quotations. A few pur
LAC DYE.-Dull of sale, and prices continue low. DRY GINGER-Remains at last week's currency. The transactions reported, are for France and America.
HIDES AND HORNS-Are in limited enquiry, and com-operations are confined to a few parcels to America. The stock in the market is large, and prices are giving
OIL SEEDS.-A few transactions in linseed continue
SILK PIFCE GOODS.-No amendment has yet been remarked on the quality of corahs, and until that is the case they promise no good in English markets. The to be made; but prices have experienced a slight fall prices of the assortment remain as reported in our last.
since our last.
COTTON.-Without enquiry, and remains without al
SAFFLOWER-Without enquiry, and remains without any change in price.
SALTPETRE. From the limited operation consequent on the scarcity of tonnage, and the accumulation of a
GRAIN. -The scarcity of tonnage, has suspended operations in rice, and the prices of the day are relarge stock in the market, prices continue to give wayported at a decline on Patna, Patchery and Moonghy The transactions reported, are principally on French and American accounts.
OPIUM. So little of the new drug remains in the hands of the Bazar speculators for sale on the spot, that prices are quite nominal. Old Benares has declined considerably, and is in fact unsaleable on any terms.
CALCUTTA MONTHLY JOURNAL.
Aeng, 20th Dec. 1837.-In entering on the subject of most respectable appearance and the best bazar. The my present communication, I am not ignorant that a Soggree is himself a Shan, and all the Shan itinerant very able and excellent report on our eastern frontier merchants bring their goods to the market of the new has been written by Capt. Pemberton, and was publish- village, instead of to the old as formerly. The site is, of ed on a limited scale at the expense of the Supreme Go- course, more convenient for all traffickers coming from vernment in 1835. It is, therefore, with extreme diffi-the east; it not only saves them a trifling distance, but dence, I venture my crude observations before the eye of the passage of the river. criticism.
The only value, I may flatter myself, that is likely to be felt for my " pencillings by the way," is the novelty they possess. It is probable that no description of the pass of Aeng has appeared in print since the publication of Capt. P.'s report, and it is on this supposition I send you the communication in hand.
Here we paid a visit to the Soggree, whose person and establishment deserves to be honoured by an elongated paragraph, much more prolix than his worship is likely to receive from me however, I shall expend a line or two on him, and proceed on my jouney.
My friend the Soggree, as I have stated, being a native of the Shan country on the north-east frontier of During my progress I took daily notes of every thing Burmah, has much the appearance of a Chinese. worth recording, and, knowing general taste is never sa- Though venerable from apparent age, his person is ritisfied by a mere route description, the physical character-diculous; he looks more like a skeleton vivant than a istics of a country, I have endeavoured to blend the amu sing with the useful, thus designing the captivation of readers of every calibre.
man (as one in authority should be) prone to obesity. He has further the misfortune to possess but one eye, which gives his cadaverous visage a most grotesque exThose few who have already perused or have in pos-heaven above, the earth beneath, or the waters unpression, resembling nothing that I know of either in session Captain Pemberton's description of this celebrated ler the earth; but if I could not help smiling at the pass, will, I have no doubt, grant me an especial in- figure the man in office displayed, I was not the less dulgence, and I beg them particularly to consider me, in reference to the captain, as a cockleshell following in the pleased by his activity in procuring us tattoos for the wake of a seventy-four. However, if I cannot be so in-oney: this being our principal object in paying him a visit. Whilst the old gentleman was thus usefully structive, my style of description may be more pleasing employing himself in our behalf, I could not but regard to the general mass of newspaper readers, than it is pos-with admiration the commanding presence of his lady, sible for on official report to government to render his; who strutted about to and fro with the dignified demeahe must walk steadily the plank. I may vault from nour of a Lady Mayoress, little suspecting the sly flirtaearth to heaven, digress from this point to that," without tion carried on betwixt his daughter, a damsel of promise, any circumstantion whatever," as Mr. Weller senior has and a gentleman who shall be nameless. At length the it. But a truce with thy nonsense to thy notes, Oh! tattoos were brought, the one for L-had the semblance Mugh. of an ancient European saddle on its back; that destined On the 12th of Dec. Land your correspondent for your humble servant was equipped, according to the left Aeng and proceeded on foot towards Jeddinchakain, most approved primitive, or antideluvian style, on each the first halting place en route to the Yoomadong moun-do the office of stirrups, the base of whose angles I could side dangled two rusty implements probably intended to
Our camp consisted (coolies included) of near 150 men. The cooley of this country is generally of the Keyn tribe, and as coolies they are very useful, neither bullock, nor wheeled vehicle of any kind being procurable. The road for about a mile runs through partially cleared jungle, among which the gurjun and jarool trees flourish as grandees of the forest. After completing this distance, we crossed the Aeng river by a bamboo bridge. The river here was not fordable, and the tattoos were obliged to swim half the distance across; in width it appeared about 100 yards. On the right bank is situated the new village of Aeng, by Captain Pemberton denominated Yodoweet, but I could find no native who knew the place by this name, they all call it upper or
cover with the breadth of three fingers, and so unsatisfactory was the tout ensemble that I did not on the present occasion attempt to mount, rather preferring to pad the hoof or mount the elephant which accompanied us. Accordingly, we again pushed forward as we had come, for L was as much inclined to walk as myself.
The road on this march runs over tolerably level ground, but two bridges are required to replace those now in decay over two small nullahs, whose banks are very precipitous. The road, generally speaking, was good, but impracticable for wheeled carriages for want of bridges over the nullah above noted. We crossed the Aeng river by a bridge similar to that at the new village of Aeng, at a place called Zademow ghaut, but