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-so that it absolutely required the Doctor's sanction my native soil, I shall see you all happy and contented.' for the prisoner's taking the air on deck. It is very surprising to us how the court-martial could have sentenced Cornet Roche to even a reprimand upon the evidence which we know was before it; for to say nothing of the extenuation, for even undue warmth (had any been displayed) to be found in youth and inexperience, there was the strong evidence not only of the respectable passengers, male and female, and of the captain of the ship, but of some of the witnesses for the prosecution, that the demeanour of the accused had been uniformly mild and conciliating to every one, and that he was the last person on board whom any of them would believe disposed to give offence to a human being. There was also proof that such were the character and disposition he had been noted for, before he entered the aimy at all, and among those who had good opportunities of appreciating both; for, in a newspaper which happened to be on the files of the Cameronians' mess, or library, (the Cork Constitution of July, 1837,) was a testimony of that nature which it gives us much pleasure to lay before
our readers :
In addition to all that, we have the avowed opinion of the court that the accused only struck (the verdict, very rightly, does not find the knocking down) the mate after great and continued provocation; and yet he is sentenced to be severely reprimanded, -this young and naturally peaceful man,-because his spirit could not brook the wanton and protracted abuse heaped on both his countrymen and himself. We do think it was very thoughtless in the court to brand a young officer, under these circumstances, with such a penalty on the very threshhold of his professional life; and we rejoice to find inferential evidence to the fact that the Commander-inChief did really deem the sentence unnecessarily harsh, though he does not seem to have thought disapproval to be politic-perhaps with reference to the regimental situation of the virtual prosecutor. His Excellency confines his formal reprimand to the mere acquiescence in the court's desire to that effect, but remarks, that the interference of the 3d mate of the Thomas Grenville with Cornet Roche, and the gross and vulgar language used by him, both with reference to the Irish generally, and to the Cornet personally, go far in extenuation of the Cornet's misconduct.' Much approving of the tenor of that observation, we think we can fairly object to the use of the phrase misconduct,' with which it terminates. His Excellency, we know, not unfrequently employs words in their originally strict sense, which have come, in ordinary parlance, to convey stronger sentiments than, such terms, in our language) and the word misconduct perhaps, they always did (there are many instances of is, in military cases especially, understood to convey the impression of some very heinous course of action, and to such only is it ordinarily applied. In the case before us, we believe neither civil nor military society will pronounce it to be atrocious in any one to act as Cornet Roche acted; and we are quite certain, that neither the purely military, nor the gentlemanly, feelings of Sir Henry Fane are dissatisfied with his conduct, because, if such had been the sentiment, the reprimand would have been properly couched in terms of indignation. We have scarcely any personal acquaintance with Cornet Roche, nor with any one who knows him; and we are actuated in these remarks solely by a desire to set a young officer quite right with the Indian community, at his first starting as one of their social members.-Englishman, March 4.
At a meeting of the farmers, tradespeople, &c., of the parishes of Corkbegg and Trabolgan, on the 27th
The following address was unanimously resolved on:
Sir.-The farmers, tradespeople, &c., of the parishes of Corkbegg and Trabolgan, have heard of your intended departure from amongst them, with the most acute feelings of regret. Your accustomed urbanity of temper, and your uniform charitable disposition to all-have endeared your memory indelibly in their hearts.
We sincerely wish you every success, and trust that Divine Providence will prolong your existence, and that they will have again the pleasure of beholding an individual whom they shall ever respect and love.
It is with the greatest pleasure I have read your address. I regret exceedingly that my income did not permit me to be more liberal to the poor of your neighbour hood. I trust that Divine Providence will bestow on you the blessings of plenty, and that, when 1 again visit.
MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL SOCIETY.
Proceedings of a Meeting of the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta, held at the Asiatic Society's Apart. ments, the 3d March 1838.
L. T. Watson, Esq., Assistant Surgeon, by H. Chap-dicine de Bordeaux, for May 1837. man, Esq., seconded by Mr. R. O'Shaughnessy.
Maxwell, Esq., of the Madras Service, by Dr. O'Shaughnessy, seconded by Dr. Goodeve.
2d. Report of the coal committee by their secretary Dr. Mac Clelland.
Dr. O'Shaughnessy took the opportunity of informing the Society, that, after many attempts he had succeeded in finding iodine in the confeval of the salt-water lake. We had previously examined a great number of the plants of that and other salt-water morasses, and found them all destitute of this substance. The confeval is however, richer in iodine than any of the algee fuci, he had ever examined or read of. It contained about a grain of So-odine to the seer (2lbs.) of the moist weed. The confeval could now be obtained to the amount of hundreds of tons on the surface of the salt-water lake. The process of preparation is very ample. The confeval is ga
3d. From D. Macnab, Esq., forwarding a commu-thered and dried before the sun, then burned, and from nication upon dysentry and other algine fluxes produced the ashes soda and iodine are obtainable in such quantities, that the soda will pay the expense of the manufacture, by bad rice. and give the iodine for nothing.
The following works were presented to the library : 1st. Report of Mr. Bruce upon the culture of tea in Assam by the tea committee, through their secretary
Mr. MacNab's paper on congestive fever was then read and discussed. H. H. GOODEVE.
Letters from the following gentlemen were read: 1st. From the secretary of the Asiatic Society, returning thanks for the 4th and 6th numbers of the Society's journal.
2d. Journal de Medicine de Societé Royale de Me
20. From Messrs, Arbuthnot and Co., the ciety's Agents at Madras, forwarding their account current and stating that they had a balance in their hands in the society's favour of 674 rupees.
PROSPECTUS OF A SOCIETY TO BE CALLED THE "LANDHOLDERS' SOCIETY."
1st. The objects of this society are to promote the especially by any two of the committee or any five general interest of landholders. members of the society.
4th. To compose and settle differences and disputes amongst landholders.
5th. To endeavour to obtain a legal limitation to the claims of the state for the better securing of titles. 6th. To make respectful representations to Government when any regulation shall be promulgated inju rious to the general interest of all connected with the soil.
8th. To ask for the repeal of all existing laws that may be prejudicial to the same classes.
9th. To extend the assistance of the society to individuals when we think a general principle is involved, in order that such cases may be appealed to superior authorities.
27th. In case of death any one of the heirs and representatives of a deceased member shall, with the 7th. In the same manner to ask for such new enact-consent of the co-heirs, have a hereditary right to be ments as may be deemed important to the interests of the elected as a member and be exempt from any fresh
landholders and others connected with the soil.
11th. To contend for the fulfilment of the pledge, by proclamation, to extend the permament settlement to the north west provinces.
13th. To carry into effect the above objects, it is proposed that the following officers be chosen.
14th. A committee of twelve persons to be elected by ballot; four to go out by rotation at the expiration of each year, and their places to be filled by ballot. The same persons may be re-elected
23d. Any five of the members of the committee when present at a meeting will form a quorum to conduct the business of the society.
10th. To defend ourselves by legal means against the resumption measure, now in progress, and any fur-neral questions. ther attacks of the same nature, or any encroachment upon the principles of the permanent settlement.
18th. All divisions to be settled by ballot.
19th. The secretary and assistant secretary to be nominated by the committee, and appointed by a jority of the members.
24th. A general meeting of the members to be held quarterly on a day appointed by the committee.
25th. The election and expulsion of members, and all questions whatever relating to the concerns of the society, may be directed by a majority.
20th. The secretary to find his own establishment, subject to the approval of the committee, who will pass his account monthly.
26th. When a member may wish to retire, he is to give one month's previous notice.
21st. The public regulations, and such other books or papers as may be necessary, to be kept at the office of the society.
33d. The com mittee is authorized to receive dona
12th. To assist landholders living at a distance in their business with the courts and public offices of the presidency, and generally to furnish them with ad-tions to any amount from any member or other person vice on all matters properly connected with the objects willing to promote the objects of the society. of the society.
22d. A meeting of the committee to take place the first Monday in every month; and whenever called
28th. Every person desirous of becoming a member of the society must apply to the committee through their secretary.
29th. The only qualification necessary to be eligible for election as a member, is a desire on the part of the candidate to promote the general objects of the society. 30th. A member may vote by written proxy on ge
31st. Mooktiars of absent members may attend meetings by permission of the committee.
32d. Each member to pay an entrance fee of five rupees, and an annual subscription, in advance, of twenty rupees.
15th. The committee to be empowered to add to their number, if expedient, subject to confirmation by the next general meeting.
16th. The committee shall choose out of their number a president, vice president, and treasurer.
17th. The president, or in his absence the vice pre-secretary, sident, to have the casting vote in all divisions where the numbers shall be equal.
34th. The committee are to be earnestly recommended to endeavour to establish branch societies in every district of the British India Empire, with the view of establishing regular communications on all subjects connected with the object of the society.
35th. No person to vote unless his subscription be paid up.
36th. The funds to be kept in a bank, as may be ordered by the committee from time to time, or otherwise invested at their discretion.
39th. Secretary to keep proceedings at each monthly ma-chairman of the committee, and to keep an index of meeting, in English and Bengally, duly signed by the
37th. Current expenses to be drawn for by the countersigned by two of the members.
38th. Extraordinary expenses only by order of this committee entered in their proceedings.
all communications with Government or public officers which may decide general principles for easy reference of members.
40th. Members of the society and others having disputes may refer them to one or more member of the committee, who will arbitrate on matters connected
with the objects of the society.
RAJAH RADAHKANT BAHADOOR, Chairman.
METCALFE TESTIMONIAL MEETING.
TOWN HALL, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1838.
late probably to be brought forward or attended to at
subscribers to the Metcalfe Testimonial.
At a public meeting of the subscribers and intending tion by the Calcutta community of the same principle of general combination and union, sanctions the anticipa tion that, throughout India, a sum may be raised (probably seventy or eighty thousand rupees) equal to both objects suggested in the above Agra resolution, and that this meeting therefore, with the greater confidence, still earnestly recommends both the erection of a statue and the presentation of a service of plate. That, however, should the voice of the subscribers in other parts of India be in favour of any other testimonial of a character of more direct utility than a statue, the Agra subscribers ward accordingly the amounts of their subscriptions-at will readily defer to their views, and be prepared to forpresent about Rs 13,000 to the committee at Calcutta, with whom, from their metropolitan locality and influ ence, it is understood, must rest the duty of carrying such measure as may be adopted into final effect. Also, that this resolution, with a copy of that passed on the 30th November last, be forwarded to the chairman of the Calcutta committee, with the request that they be submitted for their consideration."
JAMES PATTLE, Esq. in the chair.
Proposed by H. T. Prinsep, Esq., and seconded by Dr. Grant.
Resolved. That this meeting enters cordially into the feelings expressed by the meeting of the British inhabi tants at Agra, in their resolution expressing their desire to erect a statue in honor of Sir C. T. Metcalfe, and to present him with a service of plate, and doubts not, that the community of British India will co-operate effectually in the promotion of these objects.
Proposed by Mr. Longueville Clarke and seconded by Dr. J. R. Martin.
Resolved. That by combining together the different public subscriptions, (which are now raising,) to offer testimonials to Sir C. T. Metcalfe, it would enable the whole Indian community to express in a more distinguished manner their appreciation of the merits, and esteem for the character of that eminent man.
Resolution of the 30th November referred to above. That this meeting is of opinion, that in acknowledg ment of the distinguished services rendered by the Hon. Sir C. T. Metcalfe, Baronet, to the whole of British India, as well as of his administration of the affairs of those provinces, both a statue should be erected in his honor and a service of plate presented to him; but that the erection of a statue is the primary object to be ac
Resolved. That a committee consisting of the follow.
communication with other bodies of individuals, who
Proposed by Mr. H. T. Prinsep, and seconded by Mr. William Patrick.
The committee have the gratification of announcing that a public meeting was held at Agra on the 20th of February, the day after the meeting at the Town-hall, when the following resolution was passed:
Copy of resolution passed at a meeting held at Agra on Tuesday, the 20th February 1838:
"R. D. Duncan, Esq., in the chair. It was resolved that, with reference to a second public meeting at Calcutta, on the subject of a testimonial to Sir Charles Metcalfe, held on the 6th instant, when in amendment of the decision of a previous meeting limiting the measure to the inhabitants of Calcutta, resolution was pas sed to the effect that measures should be taken to render it general for all India. This meeting view such resolution with pleasure, corresponding to the disappointment to the supporters of a general measure which the result of the former Calcutta meeting was calculated to produce. That this manly combination and unity of effort throughout India on the part of all interested in the measure, was the object mainly aimed at in the resolution of the public meeting held at Agra, on the 30th November last, and the same that has invariably guided the Agra committee in their subsequent proceedings, more especially in their addresses to influential parties at Calcutta, Madras and Bombay, which conveyed copies
The following is a copy of a letter circulated by the directions of the Calcutta committee throughout the presidencies of Madras and Bombay, and the different stations of India, and the committee now publish it in this form, that it may become more generally known, and in the hope that it will be acted on even in stations, where it may not have been received,
Calcutta, 27th February, 1838.
I have the honor to remain, 1
At this as at the two last meetings not a native of wealth or influence appeared; this apathy is particular, and those zealous in the cause of promoting the enlightenment of the natives of India, should stir their native friends to take some interest in these institutions. The ex-students of the College may be very well qua lified to instruct their countrymen, but their efforts unaided must prove unavailing.
Besides Messrs. D. Hare and R. Dias and Rajah Kalee Kissen we knew nobody else. The examination was conducted by the three gentlemen above named.
The sixth class spelt out of No. 1 of The Spelling Book, but were very backward indeed.
The 4th class read of No.-Reader, No. 2 Spelling Book went through exercises in English Grammar and Arithmetic.
The 3d class read very correctly out of No. 2 of The Reader, and acquitted themselves in Grammar, Geography and Arithmetic to the satisfaction of all present.
The 2d class read from No. 3 of the Reader, Clifts' Geography, and answered Grammatical and Geographical questions with aptness and facility.
The 5th class read out of No. 2 of the above book, as much. as badly as the former class.
BISHOP'S PALACE, TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1838.
The Right Rev. Daniel Wilson, M. D., in the chair. The annual examination of the pupils of this institution commenced about 30 after 11 A. M. this day. Among the visitors, we recognized, the Venerable the Arch Deacon, Captain Marshall, Doctor Webb, the Reverend Mr. Fisher, Messrs. David Hare, A. F. Smith and several other gentlemen. We cannot help expressing great surprise at the absence of the natives of influence, save Rajahs Kallee Khrishen and Radah
The 1st class read remarkably well out of No. 1 of The Poetical Reader, answered Geographical and Arithmetical questions, gave historical references with quickness, and acquitted themselves very creditably.
The prizes were distributed by the chairman, and the pupils seemed proud of every mark of distinction conferred on them by our philanthropist.
After the examination the following recitations were delivered with correct emphasis and anunciation by the boys named below.
Bejoy Chunder Bose. Omes Chunder Bose. Omes Chunder Bose. Khutter Mohen Bysack.
Mr. Hare addressed the meeting, stating that his friend the Rajah was indisposed, but desired Mr. Hare to say, he was pleased with what he had witnessed. Mr. Hare then said he had attended three of the examinations by the pupils of the institution, and he was glad to say that during that period several of the elder boys had qualified themselves and are in employment. He hoped that at the next examination he would be able to say "Education," said Mr. Hare, is making great progress among the natives," and he hoped its ardent benefits will be felt by the influential gentlemen, and urge them to render some assistance to the efforts that have been made to improve the intellectual condition of the Bengallees.
EXAMINATION-HINDOO BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION.
A native gentleman then returned thanks on behalf of the proprietors of the institution, and trusted they would continue to merit the support that had been bestowed on them.-Hurk. March, 26.
The visitors dispersed at 1-30 p. m.
The examination was couducted by the Venerable the Arch Deacon. Mesers. D. Hare, R. Dias, Rev. Mr. Fisher, Rajah Kallee Khrishen, and some of the exstudents of the Hindoo College.
This institution was established in 1831, by Baboo Shurdah pershad Bhose, at present, the head teacher of the Company's School at Rajeshye. That Baboo at first supported the institution. The expenses are, however, now paid by subscriptions from both the Christian and native communities. It is now conducted by Baboo Kissen Hurry Bhose. It contains about 225 pupils who