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composition to be indispensable, to use a mixture of over no inconsiderable withdrawal of merchandize for Scotch, Welsh, and Shropshire iron, the cost will be despatch into the interior, and for re-exportation, thereby enhanced from £2 to £3 per ton, more than of Scotch or shewing that the augmentation of your warehousing bu Welsh iron alone, run from the ore, had been employed.siness, is by no means to be ascribed to any peculiar and Mr. Stephenson proposed that 200 tons were to be temporary predicament of the market. The exigencies delivered in March, and the whole to be delivered in of the bonding trade even now compel us immediately Liverpool by the 30th June. He, or his assistant, was to look out for more room. The range of dilapidated to be at liberty to inspect the work at all times; and godowns on the north portion of these premises, may, it every test was to be in the presence of one or other. As is expected, for a moderate sum, be put into such repair, Mr. Anderson had, by the middle of February, received as will serve, at least part of it, for the temporary receponly some of the tenders, expecting the remainder in tion of merchandize. We lately requested the Marine the course of a few days, it is to be assumed that the Board to allow us to occupy those godowns, for whatever completion of the work will be later than the date indicated by Mr. Stephenson. rent may be proper in reference to their present condito the remaining part of the purchase-money and the tion, until the period arrives for paying to Government Board has in the most handsome and friendly manner accorded to our request. Additional and good accommodation being instantly required, we are in treaty for a fine and spacious godown in the immediate vicinage. We may shortly observe, that business seems now to be in the periodical communication are opened with the interior, course of rapid extension; that, when the channels of other hand, we know that, with the arrival af the cold we reckon on an extensive removal of wares; but, on the weather, there will be a considerable influx of trade into the warehouse. The issue, we anticipate, will permit a dividend to be paid early in the ensuing year, even before circumscribed, in the temporary, insufficient, and inferior your warehouse is erected, from operations, necessarily godowns now occupied.
It was computed that the whole iron-work would weigh 900 tons. Mr. Anderson, in letter of 18th January, says, the price would be from £8 to £10; and, in that of 14th February, that the mixture of the three qualities of iron would cost from £2 to £3 extra: so that we may assume the cost, on delivery at Liverpool, will be £11,000. On this account a remittance of £6,000 had been placed in the Liverpool Bank, bearing 3 per cent, interest. We recently wrote to Mr. Anderson, that, an instalment of subscription being required to be paid upon 21st proximo, we would, by the first overland mail after that date, make a further remittance to him of £2,000 or £3,000.
incipient thriving of the undertaking, with the very limited It is perhaps superfluous to state to you, that such and discouraging means at our command, although beyond all question it augurs well, yet can be received as no just criterion, whereby to measure the magnitude of the trade that will flow into the warehouse when condevelopment and prosperity of the whole scheme. structed or to appreciate the probabilities of the ultimate
We may dismiss this part of our report by observing, (and we do so advisedly) that we deem your agents (for, although Mr. Anderson writes in his single name, he has been acting in constant communication with his associates, Mr. Arbuthnot and Speir) have throughout proceeded very judiciously, interrogating in the outset various practical and scientific authorities; appealing to experience in different fields; adopting the alterations which such circumspect examination demanded; and, in the sequel, yielding to no private influence, acknow. ledging no partiality, but securing to you the cheapest terms, by throwing the contract open to public competi tion-and we cannot doubt that you will feel every satisfaction that those agents have thought proper, in the execution of their task, to resort to the guidance of a distinguished engineer. Mr. George Stephenson" remarks, one eminent in science and practice in India, " is a first rate engineer in his hands you are perfectly safe." In the course of our statement, we come now to direct your attention to the progress of warehousing operations, in the temporary and inferior accommodation it has been in our power to provide. The rent (we speak of its monthly product) at the period of the last meeting, had reached about 1,400 rupees; afterwards it quickly increased to about 2,000 rupees: it then fell back to 1,400 rupees; but soon began to rise, reaching now not less Calcutta, May 19, 1838. than 2,500 rupees, and likely to be 3,000 rupees by the G. Dougal and J. Cullen were elected Directors. end of the present month, altogether manifesting a pro-instead of Captain Ouseley and A. Colvin, who went out gressive increase, the more satisfactory, as it has prevail- by rotation.-Hurkaru, May 25.
It is not for us, in making our report to indulge in the expression of sanguine anticipations, which might unconsciously be charged with some exaggeration; but this we are free to affirm, that, when the warehouse is completed, if it be so well occupied with trade, and the whole of such experience as we have yet been permitted to have, testifies emphatically that it will be so occupied, then it follows incontrovertibly, that the undertaking will yield you regular and ample returns.
the required number," eight." The committes, are at the close of the investigation of the charges, to lay their report, before a general meeting to be called for that purpose. Several gentlemen spoke on the occasion, to the same
A meeting of subscribers, called by the managers of the above charitable institution, was held at the Town-hall, on Thursday evening last. Baboo Joychunder Bose was called to the chair; he addressed the meeting in a very eloquent speech, stating the object they had assem-effect as the chairman, to whom a vote of thanks was bled for, namely, an inquiry into the conduct of their given for his able conduct in the chair. secretary, against whom the managers had cause to entertain suspicion of improper practices, such as would prove ruinous to the institution. Several charges were laid against him, but, as none of them were backed by sufficient proof to satisfy the meeting of their existence, it is but justice to the accused to withhold them from the public for the present, It was then resolved, that eight gentlemen be elected from amongst the subscribers to make a strict and impartial inquiry into the affair. Nineteen gentlemen were then named, out of whom, it was resolved, that David Hare, Esq., be requested to selected |
J. W. J. Ouseley.
The meeting broke up at a rather late hour.
We, as impartial reporters, cannot conclude this without remarking, that some young Hindoo gentlemen who spoke, were a little too free in their use of calumnious expressions to the accused, which could not be decorous under any circumstances, much less at a public meeting. Nor can we pass over unnoticed, the want of order which now and then prevailed. Our object is not to discourage these youths, but to give them salutary advice, that they may behave with more propriety in future, Hurkaru, May 26.
APRIL 18, 1838.
(Before Sir Edward Ryan and a Petit Jury.)
Sheikh Abdoollah was tried for stealing from the office of Messrs. Cockerell and Co., some indigo, on the 16th of March, 1838.
The prisoner pleaded not guilty.
J. M. Dove, Esq., deposed, that the prisoner was a furashi, in Messrs. Cockerell and Co.'s office, but had no access to the indigo godowns; but there was at that time some indigo in the compound, in some chests, to which the prisoner had access.
Here Mr. McCann produced the indigo, and Mr• Dove rocognized it to be the indigo stolen from Messrs.
Cockerell's house, marked D. D., C. C. for Coliah factory, where this indigo has been manufactured; and D. D. from David Dombal, the proprietor of that factory. All his indigo is invariably consigned to Messrs. Cockerell and Co. for sale; and one of the cakes is a part of the indigo which was submitted to them from a house in Java for sale. The raw silk and wax candles, deponent could not recognize; but added, that the prisoner had charge of wax candles in the office.
Chain Sing, durwan of Messrs. Cockerell and Co., deposed to his having searched the prisoner at 9 o'clock r. M., when he was leaving Messrs. Cockerell and Co.'s office, and found on him some wax candles and three cakes of indigo, and then detained him in the office; and the prisoner, at 6 o'clock next morning, confessed that he had concealed some cakes of indigo in Neeloo Baboo's desk, and Kunniah Sing peon went with the prisoner to this desk and brought the indigo, and then deponent took the prisoner and the indigo to Mr. Dove, who ordered them to be taken to the police office.
Kunniah Sing confirmed this witness's testimony, as to the prisoner pointing out the stolen indigo concealed by him in Neeloo Baboo's desk.
Bhooroosee Ram, naib of the police thana, deposed to his having, by Mr. McCann's order, searched the prisoner's house, and found there some indigo, raw silk, seventeen wax candles, some nails, two pairs of gloves, &c. in a wicker basket in the prisoner's presence.
Prisoner made no defence.
The judge then summed up the case, which he said is larceny, and detailed the evidence and the law in the
The jury, without retiring, found the prisoner guilty. The judge then sentenced the prisoner to two years' imprisonment in the house of correction, with hard labour.
Nowcowrie coolee was tried for stealing a box, containing various articles, the property of Ajim, on the 10th of April, from his house in Mulungah.
The prisoner pleaded not guilty.
Ajim deposed, that the prisoner put up in his house for four days. Two other persons live in his hut. Deponent had a trunk in his hut, which he rented from Ameerun, his landlady, who lived in another hut. This
and partly to his landlady, who had then kept these ever since her house was burnt. Some of the other articles in the box belonged to the other two men who lived with him. As the prisoner had no work, the other persons who lived in the hut when they went to work, desired him to look after their property. One day on their return from their work, they missed both the prisoner and the box, and after having searched for him some days, deponent found him in Colingah, with one of the stoleu dhootees on his body, and asked him what he had done with his trunk, when he denied all knowledge of it. Deponent then asked how came he to have his dhootee on him, and made him over to the Colingah thana peon. He next day he saw the box at the police office, where he found all the stolen property except the money and one dhootee.
Rahimbux, the naib of Colingah thana, produced the box, which he found in the house of a woman nanied Chundermony, where the prisoner lived after he had absconded with the complainant's box from Mulungah.
The witness Chundermony, confirmed the deponent's depositions, and the prosecutrix Ameerun, the landlady, and the two persons who lived with the prosecutrix, identified the stolen property to be their property, and confirmed the statements already made in this case.
The prisoner merely said, that the box was not found whereas he lived at the Chandney Choke. He had no in his house, but in that of Chundermony at Collingah,
The learned judge summed up the case, and the jury, without retiring returned a verdict of guilty.
The learned judge then sentenced the prisoner to two years' imprisonment in the house of correction, with hard labour.
George Lloyd and George Morgan, were tried for having, on the night of the 14th of March, 1838, stolen a musical snuff box, from the person of William Tippin, in the Seebtollah lane, by force and violence. The prisoners pleaded not guilty.
at Seebtollah lane. On Wednesday evening, the 14th William Tippin deposed, that he is a pilot, and lives March last, he went with Mr. Hatton, the gun-maker, to Mr. Williams's, at Gree Baboo's lane, and from thence he accompanied Mr. Hatton to his house at Cossitollah, where he took a glass of grog and left him at 12 o'clock at night. On passing Cook's livery stables, he met a country-born young man, who was accompanied by two Europeans, and who addressed him and said "how do you do Tippin? Are you com ing on board ship?" Deponent replied, " very wellno," and then walked on without taking further notice of them. When deponent arrived at the Chandney Choke, he saw an European standing at a liquor shop, and an African at a sweetmeat shop. The African addressed deponent and said, "well, friend, are you not gone home yet?" Deponent replied "no," and walked on. It was a moonlight night at the time when deponent arrived at the door of the house, these two persons who had followed him all the way from the Chandney Choke, rushed on him and knocked him down by tripping his heels. The European throttled him and held him down, and the other rifled deponent's pocket and took out his musical snuff-box from it. Mrs. Tippin, hearing the scuffle opened the blinds of the window
matter?" Deponent, because he was throttled, could give assisting in the assault, Mr. McMahon then sent for Mrs. no reply. Mrs. Tippin then came down, and when Rawlins, who informed him of Morgan's having left a the prisoners saw her coming with the servants to musical snuff-box there; and as another caffree named deponent's assistance, they left him and ran away. Alexander was in custody, for having stolen a musical Deponent then got up and followed them and called snuff-box, deponent informed the magistrate of this out to the chokeydars to stop the thieves. He pur- circumstances, and he desired him to bring the box sued them as far as the thana, and there he abused which he did from Mrs. Rawlins. Deponent did, on the thana people for having let the thieves follow and arresting the prisoner, say, that he was the greatest rob him, and then escape. They replied, that they did blackguard in Calcutta; this, he did, because he has not know that those men were robbers, until deponent heard repeated complaints against him, and has seen had informed them that they were so, consequently, they him repeatedly at the police-office in custody.
could not arrest them. Deponent, because his eyes were blinded by the tightness with which his throat was squeezed, could not recognize the persons who had robbed him again if he were to see them.
Here this deponent produced the box, which Mr. Tippin recognized to be his property, and knew it be cause it has Boston State House" written on, and is slit slightly inside, and deponent has the key with him which
Rosa DeSilva, who lives with Mr. Tippin, corroborated fits it. He fitted it and treated the Court with a tune. his testimony as far as it related to her.
Buddeat Pummah, peon of Seebtollah thana, deposed, that he knows both the prisoners, who live within the beat of that thana, and that he had seen them pass his stand at 1 o'clock A.M., dressed as Mr. Tippin had described them to be, and shortly after they had passed him, Mr. Tippin came and complained of his having been robbed of a musical snuff-box by them.
Ishamut, peon of Seebtollah thana, confirmed the last witness's statement.
Morgan, in his defence, admitted that he had been have been occurred, but he never saw the prosecutor rambling in the quarter where the robbery was stated to that night, and he is a perfect stranger to him. The
Boran, peon of Seebtollah thana, deposed to his hav-rest of his defence related to his transaction at Mrs. ing seen the prisoners following Mr. Tippin down the Rawlins' house, in which he attempted to show, that street, at the time this robbery is stated to have occurred. the conduct of Mrs. Rawlins was malicious against him.
Lloyed in his defence said, that on the night on which the case is stated to have occurred, he was in bed at 10 o' clock, and never quitted it till next morning, and he left them to judge whether he is a thin dark man six feet high and of a dark complexion, as the prosecutor has stated the man who robbed him was.
Mary Anne Rawlins deposed, that in March last, she Lloyd called two female witnesses, one of whom lived in Dhobyparrah lane. Deponent knows the prison-was his mistress's mother, who swore that on the night in er Morgan; he came on the 10th of March last to depo- which the robbery is stated to have occurred, Lloyd nent's house, with a musical snuff-box for sale, and asked came home at gunfire, and went to bed at 10 o'clock 20 rupees for it, and at deponent's request he left it with P. M, and he did not go out again that night, as one her to have it valued, and about 10 minutes after this he of them, who is his mistress, slept in the same room returned and took the box away. At candlelight he, with him, and bolted the door from inside. It appears during deponent's absence, came with an European to that these women, when this prisoner was tried for robher house, and when deponent, on her return, saw them bing one Baker, were brought forward and deposed to an enjoying themselves with a glass of beer, having brought alibi in that case likewise. two rupees of it, deponent asked them why they came there. They said to speak to deponent. Soon after this, they Here the learned judge summed up the case, and began to quarrel about 20 rupees, which the European detailed the particulars of it, commenting on and extaxed the African of having stolen from him, and the plained the evidence both for and against the prosecu. African called the European a liar. The European then tion. The jury.could not agree and were locked up gave the African a slap in the face, and the African then all night. beat him severely with a chair. The European then went and brought a police constable and had the African taken into custody. The African when taken to the po lice office, left the musical box on her table, and when Mr. McMahon heard of this box, he desired deponent to bring it to the police, and consequently returned to her house, and gave it to the charge of constable Ware. That European is not the prisoner at the Bar. Deponent the verdict was this morning given at the opening of the is a married woman, and keeps a public house. When Court, of guilty against both the prisoners.
APRIL 19, 1838.
In the case Queen versus George Lloyd and George Morgan, for robbing W. Tippin, of a musical snuff box,
deponent first saw the musical snuff-box on that night, the prisoner Morgan was making it play and showing it to the European. Deponent cannot say who brought it on that occasion, but it was the same box which the prisoner Morgan had brought to her for sale at 5 o'clock P. M. of that day.
The deponent's durwan and khidmutgar confirmed his testimony.
o'clock P. M., the judges ordered Lloyd and Morgan,
John Weir, constable of the Colingah division, deposed, that he heard from a chookeydar of the riot in Anne Raw lins's house, and when he arrived there, he saw a buggy with two gentlemen in it, assisting a person named Sheriff, the boatswain of a ship, who said that Morgan had assaulted him and broken his head, and robbed him of seven rupees eight annas. Morgan said that Sheriff had first struck him. Deponent then took Morgan into custody, and as been very contemptuous, on quitting the Court thanked
The prisoner Morgan, whose demeanour had all along
APRIL 18, 1838.
(Before Sir Edward Ryan and a Petit Jury.)
discharged for absenting himself; he is not aware of any ther motive. He was likewise employed by Mr. Frederick, and was discharged for having appropriated some of the articles in the shop, which were entrusted to his charge, to his own use. It is a very natural thing for a persou out of employ to take from another.
Buxoo, chokeydar of Toltullah thana, deposed to his having seen the prosecutor pursuing the prisoner, and calling out to stop the prisoner who had stolen his watch, and that be had arrested the prisoner.
Henry Lemesle was tried for robbing from the person of Edward William Bowbear, one silver watch and two silver watch keys, on the 224 March, in Jaun Bazar road.
The prisoner pleaded not guilty.
Prisoner said that he was acquainted with Jones, and
Edward William Bowbear stated, that he is an assistant in the Sudder Board of Revenue. Deponent lived at Warman's shop. On the night of the 22d March, deponent left the shop at half past 10 o'clock, in company with Jones, to go home, and the night was a dark one. When deponent arrived at the Jaun Bazar road he met the prisoner, who was a perfect stranger to him. After Captain and Mr. Jones had passed prisoner, Mr. Jones went to a neighbouring grain dealer's shop to light a segar, and deponent stood at the cross road on the night this robbery is stated to have occurred he waiting his return. Whilst thus standing, the prisoner met Jones and Bowbear. The former asked him to came behind him, seized the ribbon of his watch, and treat him to a glass of grog, and when he refused, bejerked it out of his fob, Deponent then pursued prisoner cause the shops were shut, he beat him and wanted him who ran down the Jaun Bazar road, eastward, calling to get the shop opened, as Muddo Soodun Ghose and out stop thief. After deponent had pursued him about Guffor Khan, who passed them at the time, can testify. quarter of a mile, a chokeydar came up and arrested the The rest of his defence was that he was a person above prisoner with the watch in his possession, and took the want and this was a conspiracy, and he impugned the prisoner to the thana, from whence he was sent off to the police office. During the pursuit deponent never lost sight of the prisoner. Jones came up after this prisoner was in custody. The watch is a silver McCabe's watch, and had two keys attached to it. Prisoner when arrested, said the deponent had put the watch into his hands and had desired him to take him to the Cooly Bazar.
character of Jones.
Cross-examined. The prosecutor and his companionswere not intoxicated, but their months smelt of liquor, as gentleman's mouths usually do at nights.
Owing to some neglect on the part of the police authorities, the naib, who had taken the prisoner and the watch to the police office, was not in attendance.
Mr. McCann produced the watch, and deponent identified it to be his by the No. (1837.)
Muddo Soodun and Guffor both corroborated the
prisoner's statement regarding what passed between him and the prisoner, and said that all the parties were partially intoxicated at the time they saw them together, on the right of the 22d March last, in Jaun Bazar road.
Doorga. Sing, naib of the Toltullah thana, was then called, but his evidence elicited nothing beyond what had already been deposed.
Cross-examined by Mr. Prinsep. The deponent had been drinking; every one who is gentleman drinks a little. Deponent was there about three hours easting John Brown Ward, a clerk in the commercial acand drinking, but they were not flushed, and proceeded countant's office, deposed, that he had known the prihome from Warman's directly. Jones knew the prison-soner for a long time, and gave him a good character for er when he was a boy-he is not a boy now. It was honesty. So did Mr. John Lucas and J. Minos; and about 11 o'clock P. M. when this occurred. they said that prisoner's family had money and honour, and were in affluent circumstances.
This closed the case for the defence.
The learned judge then summed up the case, detailing the evidence and commenting on it, and explaining the law on the case.
Alfred Robert Jones, deposed, that he is a section writer in the Sudder Board of Revenue. Deponent knows Bowbear, the last witness, and went to dine with him on the 22d March, at Mr. Warman's. The rest of the witness's evidence was a direct confirmation of the testimony of Mr. Bowbear. In the latter part, as to the conversation between the prisoner and the chokey-dict dar, the prisoner declared, that because he would not go with these two witnesses to the Cooly Bazar, they beat him and he ran away, and he said that the watch was his property.
of not guilty, and the prisoner was ordered to be The jury, after a short retirement, brought in a ver discharged.
THURSDAY, 19TH APRIL 1838.
Cross-examined by Mr. Prinsep. Deponent told Bowbear, that the prisoner is living in Dobeyparra Lane, where deponent resides. Deponent has been living in the same neighbourhood for 11 years, but was not on visit on the night of the 16th April, robbed Golab Sing, a Dabee Sing and Dookul Sing, were tried for having, ing terms with him. Deponent has heard that he pri- durwan in the employ of Baboo Rustomjee, of a trunk soner is the son of a steward of a Governor-General. containing several articles of wearing apparel, 200 ruDoes not know whether his father died worth property. Deponent quitted his school rather precipitately for pees in cash, and other articles.
The prisoners pleaded not guilty :
good reasons; there were some suspicions against him. Deponent had gone that day to the Botanical Gardens, taking the requisites of nature with him, but there not being sufficient, he went consequently to Warman's, and took an additional supply, and then, after a walk, they returned and took a cool bottle of champaign and another of claret; yet they were neither of them flushed. Deponent previous to being employed at the Sudder
The articles were produced in Court by Mr. McCann, and the prosecutor recognized them to be a portion of the property stolen from his room.
The case for the prosecution is as follows.
The prosecutor and the two prisoners were all durwans in the employ of Baboo Rustomjee, at his garden
in the habit of absenting himself repeatedly from his duty. On the night on which this theft is stated to have occurred, the prosecutor's trunk was stolen from his room, and the prisoner, on his return early next morning, discovered his loss, and found the trunk in the Baboo's garden, rifled of its contents. He taxed the two prisoners with the theft, and desired them, if they had, as a matter of joke, removed his goods, to restore them to him. They denied that they were guilty of the crime laid to their charge. The prosecutor then informed his master of this theft, who likewise questioned the prisoners, and before him they persisted in their denial of the crime. The Baboo then desired one of his sircars to
convicted and punished; and that, because they had refused to give the prosecutor any portion of the money given them by the police office, the prosecutor had threatened them a month previous to his instituting this complaint against them. Mr. McCann gave Dobee Sing a very good character for honesty, and said that he had formerly been a naib of a police thana, and given perfect satisfaction to his employers; and Mr. George Aviet gave dookul Sing a like good character for honesty and activity, whilst he was in his service; and a police peon proved that the prosecutor had passed some counterfeit coin on him.
This concluded their defence, and the judge then summed up the case, detailing the evidence and commenting on it. The jury covicted both the prisoners of
this being their first offence of this kind, they recomtheir having formerly borne very good characters, and mended them to the merciful consideration of the Court.
bring a person who could perform the ordeal of making the suspected persons eat parched rice, the next day. When the prisoners heard of this, they came at mid-crime for which they were tried, but, in consideration of night and confessed to the prosecutor that they had robbed him, and entreated him not to expose them publicly by making them undergo the threatened ordeal, and to forgive them, and they would restore him his property. The prosecutor replied, that if they would restore him all his property he would overlook their offence. They then restored him all with the exception of 40 rupees, which they both denied that they had stolen. This denial enraged the prosecutor, and he, next day, informed Baboo Rustomjee of what had occurred, who sent for a chokeydar and forwarded in his custody the two prisoners, the trunk and the stolen property recovered to the police magistrate, who committed the two prisoners, and sent the case up for trial during the present ses-ions.
The learned judge took the recommendation into consideration, and, after the verdict had been recorded, he, under all the circumstances of the case, sentenced both the prisoners to six months' confinement in the house of correction, with hard labor.-Hurkaru, April 20.
ADJOURNED INQUIRY OF LUNACY,
APRIL 19, 1838.
(Before Messrs. Marnell and Leith, Barristers.)
IN THE MATTER OF JOYKISSEN, A LUNATIC.
The prisoners, in their defence, said, that the prosecutor had been leagued with a gang of coiners, and bad repeatedly passed counterfeit coin in the Bazar. They advised him to desist from such a nefarious practice, The jury in this case gave in their verdict at about and, as he would not attend to their remonstrances, they 9 o'clock, P. M., after having demanded and received their went and complained against him to Mr. McCann, at the fees for their attendance. The verdict was, that the said police office, and had seven of his colleagues in this Joy kissen was of unsound mind, and had been so for mal practice arrested. The prosecutor was then absent these 12 years, and was therefore incapable of manag from the house of his employer, and could not be pointed ing his own affairs, and that his lunacy had been caused out to the police functionaries, who apprehended his by violent anger at the conduct of his brother, Radakisabbettors. They were the witnesses in that case, and five sen, who had forcibly prevented him from accompanyof the men who were arrested on that occasion were con- ing his mother on a pilgrimage to Bindabun.- Hurkaru, victed and sentenced to the house of correction; and April 21. although Ram Deen, the police naib, who had arrested these seven persons, had subsequently repeatedly seen Golab Sing; he never arrested him for the offence of which they had accused him. The prisoners, on that occasion received a reward from the police office, for having had these five persons convicted, and the prosecutor demanded a share of this booty, which they refused to give him; he consequently vowed vengeance against them, and shortly after had them confined on the present indict ment. They admitted that they had concealed the trunk and its contents to punish and expose the prosecutor, and to show that if he could not guard his own property, much less was he fitted to guard the property of his employer and after they had extorted a promise from him that he would not, in future, neglect his duty, they delivered up his trunk and its contents to him, which they had concealed in Baboo Rustomjee's molly's hut. In conclusion, they observed, that if they were inclined to rob, they, instead of robbing the complainant of his paltry effects, would have robbed their master of a considerable sum and absconded to their native country, where they would have lived all their lives comfortably on their booty. They said that this was a malicious conspiracy against them, hatched by the prosecutor, for having preferred the charge above stated at the police office against him, and not given him a portion of the sum given them for bringing the smuggling transaction to the knowledge of the police office.
(Before Sir E. Ryan, and a Petit Jury.)
The judge on the opening of the Court, directed Mr. King, to have the eight prisoners against whom no true bills had been found, if there was no other charge against them, brought up and discharged. Mr. King replied, that there were no other charges against them, and that they were at the jail. The Chief Justice then ordered him to bring them up to-morrow to have them released.
Hurree, was indicted for inflicting, on the 27th of March, 1838, a severe wound on the throat of John Pereira, from the effects of which wound he died instantly, in Old Bow Bazar lane.
The prisoner pleaded not guilty.
Lydia Francisca deposed, that she was in Mrs. Ogilvy's service as an ayah, in the month of March last. Deponent is acquainted with the prisoner and has been his mistress these last eighteen months. Previous to her entering Mrs. Ogilvy's service, they lived together in a hired hut in Old Bow Bazar lane, the property of Mrs. Rosina. Deponent had a child named John Pereira, been dead some time. The general conduct of the prisonaged seven years. er to the child was kind. Deponent was supported by the They called Mr. McCann and Ramdeen, who corro- prisoner. Deponent went to service because she and borated their assertions as to the passing of the counter-the prisoner had contracted heavy debts, and the prisoner feit coin by the prosecutor, and they having brought this was out of service. Deponent during the time she was
His father was a Christian and had