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question of insurance, and several mercantile gentlemen will be for the defendants afterwards to take objections have been subpænaed to give evidence. The Court ap to the sufficiency of the proof. pointed it for Monday, as a case is especially appointed for

W. C. Blacquiere, Esq., produced the policies of lo-morrow.-Hurk, Feh. 9.

insurance, and lellers relating to the transactions, under

a subpæna duces tecum. These documents had come SATURDAY, FEB. 10, 1838.

into the possession of this gentleman as Justice of the

Peace in Calcutta, before whom one of the partners The Chief Justice come into Court this day at twelve in plaintiffs's house made a arge against Chirstian of o'clock to take common motions. In the case of Mirza oblaining money on false pretences to the amount of Mahomed Mehudy Miskey v. Hadjee Ally Teharaney, Rs 7,500 a verdict for the plaintiff was taken by a consent, lis

W. H. Joie examined. Is agent for the Union ly. Lordship afterwards sat in the Insolvent Court.

surance Coinpany at Digapore. Was very intimate The case of Walker v. Bruce is specially appointed with Dear Christian in the way of business. The for Monday. It is on action on the case brought by peons are employed by the Insurance Office, and the the consiguees against the insurers for granting a policy number of the particular peon entrusted with the of insurance upon goods which were never shipped at charge of the goods is always specified in the receipt. all, whereby the plaintiffs were induced to make ad. Witness signed the policies in question on behalf of the vances to ihe pretended consigners. The principle is Company. The goods in question never were ladeo on novel,Hurk, Feb. 12.

board the vessels, but this he did not learn until the

time of Christian's absconding. The reason why he did MONDAY.

not immediately notify the intelligence to the consignees,

was that he did not know who they were. (Before Sir Edward Ryan, and Sir J. P. Grant.)

Cross-eramined. The boats are not the property of the Insurance Company, but of the parties applying

for policies. Christian was in good credit at the time, Mr. Prinsep moved, that the defendant may be at and had extensive dealings in the way of business. Jiberty to examine the Hon. Sir Charles T. Metcalfe, Witness suffered great personal losses through Chris. Bart., in Court, on Tuesday next, de bene esse, and that tian's default. He had no reason whatever to believe the depositions may be used in the issue directed in at ihe time that the goods would not be shipped. He this cause.

was told that he should be allowed to see the goods It was suggested and acquiesced in by the court that weighed, otherwise be should not have granted the this was a motion on the equity side.

policies. Motion granted,

The payment by the plaintiffs of three out of the

four bills of exchange was proved. J. A. WALKON AND OTHERS versus w. BRUCE,

Several merchants and agents were called to prove

the general course of dealing in transactions relating RUSTOMJEE COWASJEE, AND ANOTHER.

10 insurance. It appeared from their evidence that The Advocate General, Mr. Prinsep and Mr. Clarke policies are sometimes granted before the goods are for the plaintiffs.

shipped ; the insurer does not always take the trouble Mr. Leith and Mr. Grant for the defendants.

to inquire, but takes it for granted that this is or will be

duly performed. His business is only to ascertain that The Advocate General stated the case. The de- the vessel is seaworthy. The policies are granted acfendants carry on business as Insurers under the title cording to the terms of the invoice, which generally of the Union Insurance Company. They have boats states to whom the goods are consigned. By the custain and peons of their own, and state in their policies ibal of the Calcutta merchanis, policies of insurance are, the goods insured have been received on particular ver considered negotiable instruments, but not until adjust. sels under the charge of particular peons. Io july ment. The insurance office in the event of loss pays 1834, one Dear Christian applied to the plainuitt's to the amount to the indorcer, whosoever he may happen advance money on a consignment of saltpetre and other to be. Generally speaking, banks decline to discount, goods, and transmitted at the same time four policies until they have ascertained from the Insurance office granted by the defendant's agent at Dinapore upon the that they have no claim or set, off against the insured, goods in question, in which the receipt of the goods was acknowledged, and they were stated to be embark.

Mr. Loith adelressed the Court for the defence. ed on four specified vessels, and in charge of particular There is no evidence either of fraud, injury or damage. peons. Upon the faith of these policies the plaintiff: The case amounts to this, that the plaintiffs by the accepted four bills of exchange to the amount of Sa. misrepresentations of the defendants have been damni. Ra. 7,500 drawn by Christian, and paid the same

fied, Now the nature of the instrument is not calcula. when due ; but it would be proved that no goods were led to mislead any party, and even if the plaintiffs ever put on board at all, and that the pretended consig

were misled, it was entirely through their own neglinor on receiving the money absconded. The plaintift's gence. It never can be supposed necessary for every therefore brought this special action on the case against Tosurance office, whenever they grant a policy, io the defendant«, to indemnify them for the loss sustained exa ine and inquire accurately whether the goods are by reason of the implied guarantee in the policies that on board exactly as describel. They may do livia, the goods in question had been embarked, 'Upon these indeed for their own information and satisfaction ; but grounds it was conten:led that the defendants were lia. they are not called upon to guarantee the fidelity of the ble to make good the loss.

transaction for the security of third parties. There is no The learned Advocate further contended, that the lants. The latter might just as well bring their action

privity whatever between the plaintiffs and the defend. plea of the general issue only put in issue the point against the present plaintiffs, and allege that they were whether the goods were or were not embarked on board misled by credit being given to this pretended consignore the vessels, and not any of the facts stated in the in. The plaintiffs so far from being accessary to any fraud, ducement.

are themselves the dupes. Then as to the injury which Sir E. Ryan said, that the Court would not decide the plaintiff's allege they have suffereil, this does before hand what is of is not necessary to be poloved. not appear froin the evidence adduced. Von constat

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 with some friends, and on getting out of his carriage, defence, that their must be a verdict for the defendants was attacked by the defendant, assisted by five or six

Sir Edward Ryan. This is a case of very consider. Others. The assaulting party beat him severely with ble difficulty and importance. We shall give a virdici a stick for ten or fifteen minutes, and endeavoured to for the plaintiffs, with leave reserved to the defen take a gold chain forcibly from his neck. The plaintiff dents' counsel to move the Court to enter a non-uit retired into an avljacent dwelling house, and could not The objection raised that there is no proof of damage venture out for some time through fear of the defendant's sustained, has no weight with us. A mere possibility violence. For this outrageous assault, the action was that the defaulter has now funds in his hands to meet brought. the claim, amounts to nothing. The question simply Two witnessess were called to prove the particulars is, whether there hasbeen fraudulent or negligent conduct of the fracus. It appeared that ihe night in question on the part of the defendants. Now we are clealy of

was very dark. One of the witnesses was himself as opinion that no fraud whatever has been established, saulted, and had brought an action in which he reco. the case therefore is reduced to this point, whether there vered judgment ex parte. The plaintiff had been has been such culpable negligence on the part of the subjected to a similar assault before, but he and the defendants as to 'mislead and damnify the plaintiff-defendant were occasionally on tolerable terms with even with the exercise of a due degree of precaution each other. on the part of the latter. The Court is of opinion that

Mr. Clarke and Mr. Leilh for the defence were not there has been such negligence, and that this has caused called upon by the Court. Joss to the plaintiffs. It is clear that the policies were granted without sufficient precaution, and it is equally

Sir Edward Ryan, - There must be a verdict for the clear that except upon the faith of those policies the defendant. Mr. Advocate, we do not believe your

witoesses. plaintiffs would not have accepted the bills. All that remains, is, whether upon this negligence, without

Verdict for the defendant, proof of fraud, the action is sustainable. (The Court cited Pasley y. Freeman, 3 Terms Reports 51. Haycraft

J. WIMBLE v. A. R. Jackson, v. Creadiu, 2 East Reports. 92]

Mr Grant opened the pleadings. The payment of only three out of the four bills of exchange was proved by the plaintiffs, owning, to the action of assumpsit brought by Captain Wimble, the

Mr. Prinsep stated the plaintiff's case.

This was an accidental absence of a witness ; but the Court ed to defendants' counsel, that as it was a quesion of master of the ship London, against Dr. Jackson for right to be tried, they should admit the fact of payment, ihree cabins to England for the sum of Rs 6,500, and

breach of contract. The defendant had agreed to take provided they were certified of its reality.

the ship was fixed to sail early in January 1838. On Verdict for the plaintiffs, with leave to move for a the application of the defendant, who wished to remain nonsuit. - Hurk Feb. 13.

until the arrival of Dr. Grant in the Sesostris, the day

of sailing was afterwards changed to the 12th ; but TUESDAY, FEB. 13, 1838.

afterwarıls requiring further time, he again applied to the

plaintiff for an extension of the delay, but as a steamer (Before Sir E. Ryan and Sir J. P. Grant.)

had been already engaged by the plaintiff to low the

vessel down the river, he was unable to comply with Dyce v. Dyce SOMBRE.

this request. After some correspondence on the suliject Sir C. T. Metcalfe, whose evidence was to be taken de had passed between the parties, the defendant intimated bene esse in this issue, entered the Court this morning in that he should not be able to sail in the London, and company with their lordships, and was accommodated Captain Wimble accordingly, with the view of lessoning with a chair beside the bench. The Court immediately the sum to which the defendant would be liable, enilea. called upon the defendant's counsel to proceed with voured to let the vacated cabins. It would be proved the examination. Mr. Prinsep requested permission to that this was done with the sanction of the defendant, confer with his client for a few minutes, as the result of who, himself wrole out and paid for the advertisemenis. the conference might dispense with all necessity for One of the cabins was afterwards let, and the plaintiff examining Sir C. T. Metcalle.

was, of course, willing to subtract this sum from the After the common motions had been disposed of, Mr. had agreed. This action was brought to recover the dif

whole amount of passage money for which the defendant Clarke rose and stated to the Court, that by consent of

ference, parties, a verdict for the defendant would be taken in This issue, that the cause would be set down on the The correspondence between the parties was put in Equity board, and a decree taken by consen', dismissing and read, on admission in the cause. the suit,

R. C. Paton was caller as a witness. Sir Charles then retired, their lordsbips and the bar The Advocate-General end oured to establish his rising on his leaving Court.

incompetency, by a preliminary examination whether

he had not given security for costs, but in this he was BROWN v, DYCE SOMBRR.

unsuccessful. In this suit between General Brown (the executor) old firm of Bagshaw, Allan and Co. One of the three

Witness proved that the vessel was consigned to the and the defendant in the above suit, Mr Leith moved for an attachment for want of answer to the amended cabins was afterwards let to Mrs. Liptrap for about bill. No further time for putting in an answer is al. £200, on account of Dr. Jackson. Captain Cunning. lowed, after a amending the bill, and by the new Equity ham was also allowed to go in one of the vacated cabins rules, a fresh subpoena is unnecessary.

(the awning cabio) but he had already taken: a lower

one, which was not afterwards let to any one else. The Motion granted.

London sailed after all on the 7th January, because

Captain Wimble was positively informed that Dr. · RAJNARAIN Roy v. JADAUB CHUNDER.

Jackson did not intend to sail with him. Mr. Prinsep opened to pleadings.

J. H. Stocqueler proved that an application , was The Advocute General stated the case. The plaintiff made on the pari of Dr. Jackson to advertise the vacaafterwards inserted in the beginning of January, by Allan, this does not annul the contract altogether. WhatPaion and Co. These advertisenients were put in and over money Captain Wimble may have received ought read.

at most to be subtracted from the ainouat of damages. Captain Liptrap, proved that one of the cabins was omitted to perform some minor particulars, it was com

Lastly, it was contended that even if the plaintiff had engaged for bis lady, on the 28th December. He com

petent for the defendant to bring a cross action. municated on the subject with Messis. Allan and Paton He was referred by Mr. Stocqueler to Dr. Jackson Sir Edward Ryan.-This case is somewbat entangled

by the pleadings, but the justice of it is quite clear, The Advocate-General (with whom wis Mr. Leith) l'here are four issues before ihe Court arising upon the then submitted that the plaintiff must be nonsuited. No zeneral plea of non-ussumpsit, and the three special ownership whatever has been proved in Captain pleas. We think the first i«sue must be for the plaintiff Wimble, and even if he was part owner, the other because under the new rules it merely puts in issue the owners ought to have been made parties.

general contract, and that contract has been clearly

proved. The 3.1 issue as to rescision of the contract, Sir E. Ryan.—There are two answers to your objec. and the 4th as to inability on the part of the defendant 'tion; in the first place, Captain Wimble bas such an through the plaintiff's own act must be found for the interest in the vessel as to enable him to sustain the defendant, though we are of opinion that these third present action, and no other owners appear upon the and fourth pleas had better not have been pleaded. We face of these proceedings. But again, under the New next coine to the 24 issue, and this raises the real merits rules, the only question on these pleadings simply is. of the case. The second plea ought in strictness to whether this contract was en'ered into between these have stood alone, and upon this the defendant is entitled parties, and whether either bad a lile to make it. to a verdict. If the vessel had remained until the 12th,

the plaintiff would have been entitled to recover, but Sir J. Grant, would say nothing upon the second by sailing on the 7th he has damnified the defendant to reason assigned by the learned Chief Justice, but let his extent, that he has deprived him of the opportunity fully concurred in the first.

of getting rid of the cabins during the intervening

period. It stands thus therefore ;- The first issue must The Advocate General then proceeded. It has been be found for the plaintiff, the three others for the deproved that the plaintiff agreed to delay until the 12th len:lant, and the defendant is of course entiiled to geif not the 15th of January. Now it is absurd to say neral verdict. that this is only an alteration, and not an abandon. Verdict for the defendant. ment of the original agreement. The second contract was clearly entered into, in lieu of the former.

At the rising of the Court, the Chief Justice intimated If so, the contract has not been performed by the that he should only take motions 10-morrow and that the plaintiff's. The ship sails after all on the 7th of the month, Equity Board would be taken on Thursday and Friday. and, moreover, one, if not two of the cabins are let to

The case of Horeechunder Saha v. Macpherson, set other parties. By this act of the plaintiff himself, the defendant is absolutely incapacited from fulfilling his down yesterday on the Law Board by special order, is part of the agreement. But it is further contenleu that appointed for Saturday, the last day of the Sittings. ihe contract has been rescinded altogether, and Dr. Hurkaru, February 14. Jackson wholly released from his responsibility. All the evidence goes to prove that Mr. Paton. in lesting

FRIDAY, FEB, 16, 1838. the cabin to Liptrap, acted not as the agent of Dr. Jack. 600, but entirely on account of the ship.

(Before Sir Edward Ryan and Sir J. P. Grant.) The learned Advocate here called witnesses, by whose Some contested motions, which had stood over, were evidence it appeared that Captain Wimble had been taken this day, but they involved nothing of public heard to say that he had agreed to remain until the interest. 151h of the monih, but he had altered his intention because one of his passengers made violent objections

IN THE MATTER OF JoyKissen Bysack. to the delay. It further appeared that Captain Cun. ningliam liad paid 800 or 1,000 rupees, in addition to

The Advocate General moved for a commission de the passage-money for the lower cabin which he had lunatico inquirendo, to be directed 10 John Farley Leith, engagerl, for leave to occupy the awning cabin vacated and Richard Marnell, Esquires, barristers-at-law, ii by the defeudant.

enquire concerning the state of Joykissen Bysack Affi.

davits were put in, stating that this party was a member Mr, Prinsep, in reply, contended at considerable of a joint Hindoo family, that for several years past he length, first, that the second arrangement was no speci has been in a state of mental imbecility, and totally fic contract, but merely aprovisional qualification of acapable 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 uit has been long pendiog, 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 yothie Daturally reverted to the original arrangement. Again, Bank of Bengal reported in the Hurkuru, 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 io Liptrap was let unler unexpected evidence given in this matter. the sanction of the defendant hinsell. As to the ob

Motion granted. jection that one of the otber cabins was let wiibou authority to Cunningham, this rests on very vague proof. But even if it were positively proved ibat ihi The case of Hcreechunder Saha and another, v. was the case, that the Captain had lei an emply ca. Macpherson, is specially appointed for to.morrow.SUDDER NIZAMUT ADAWLUT.


adoption of any additional checks which the Judges

may consider necessary. No. 198,-ADOPTION OF A GENERAL REGISTRY OF FINES.

The Sudder Nizamut Court have been pleased to That Coart have requested that due attention be paid direct the adoption by the Judges and the Courts to the entry in the register of all fines immediately ihey subordinate to them of a general register of fines. The are imposed, -to the issuing of perwannahs to the Nazir object of the Court in prescribing the use of the 10 realize the amount of such fines.- and to the reyisiry, is to provide against the misappropriation, on examination of the Register at the commencement of the part of any of the ministerial officers, of monies every month be the head Clerk, Sheristadar, Nazir paid into Court, but it is not intended to present the land Treasurer of the Courts. Hurk. Fev. 21,



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:-On the ship St. George make ing her appearance, I dressed the

in all our DEPARTURE OF SIR CHARLES METCALFE.—At 7 o'clock Hags, and on her passing, manned the yards and fired a on the evening of the 15th instant, Sir Charles Metcalfe salute of fiiteen guns, which was acknowledged." embarked at the Cooly Bazar, on board the St George, “SAND HEADS.-I regret to state I could not pay my for England, un:ler a salute from the fort. By some respecis to Sir Charles Metcalfe to the extent I had in mistake H.M. “ Cameroniaus” were drawn up attended, on account of the state of the weather (blowing Channdpaul.ghaut, where also several gentlemen took hard from the N.W. and being under reefed-topsails). their station, io pay the last compliment io the respected! We were, however, enabled to salute bim with'fifteen Baronet. A numerous assemblage, however, in spite guns, unler the union jack at the main, which was of a most untoward morning (for the fog was very thick) acknowledged by the ship. The floating light also saluted were ready to receive Sir Charles and accompany him him with the same number of guns, dressed out in all her to the beauliah. The scene was most impressive ; Sir flags Charles himself, in wishing his friends "good bye," was ACCIDENT ON THE RIVER.-Capt. Wootton, H.M. 44th, completely overpowered, and in many, who might have proceeding to join his regiment a: Ghazee pour, had been supposed to be made of "sterner stuff," there were embarked with his l dy on board a pinnace lying at Clive evident symptoms of the deepest emotion on parting Street ghaut. About one in the morning of the 30th from a long known and valued friend. Here aılmiration ultimo, he providentially awoke and on puring his foot for the statesman, indeed, was lost or forgotten in out of bed, was surprised to find it immersed in water affection for the man. The feelings seemed too deep half leg deep. Immediately awakening his wise they for utterance; and, in silence and sadness, the chief rushed out of the cabin, but beforc they could reach ornament of British India, after a distinguished service the door, the vessel fell on her beam ends. Both were of near forly years, departed for his native country. floating. The gentleman nevertheless lost not his pre

DONATIONS OF B1R C. METCALFE.—Sir Charles Metcalfe sence of mind, and with great exertion dragged has unhas given a donation of one thousand rupees to the fortunate lady to the side of the vessel above the water, Parental Academic Institution. Sir Charles is patron and in a dinghy sent her 10 a friend's boat alongside of that institution, and the Comruittee of Management, himself remaining to try and secure anything that might with the sanction of the constituent borly, have endowed float up. In the state in which he laad left his bed, he two " Metcalfe Scholarships" to mark their grateful remained for two hours on the wreck, lill, with his own sense of the warm interest 'Sir Charles always took in hands, he secured the vessel with a bawser to the shore, the welfare of that institution. The Metcalle scholars and then rejoined his wife, with the inelancholy convicnow are, masters Cook and Knox, especially appointed tion that everything they possessed in the world was lost. by Sir Charles.

Capt. Wootton had just returned from Englaod via One of Sir Charles Metcalfe's last acts here, was to Sydney, and all his outfit and that of Mrs. Wootton, bestow one thousand rupees upon the District Charitable laid in at some expense, was in an instant snatched Society,

from him, grateful ihat their lives were spared. The By dàk of the 23d instant accounts of the final dandies ran away one and all, and were never seen the departure of the St. George from the Sanid- heads, on the whole night. The manjee, it appears, had never slept 17th instant, were received. The following extracts from on board. One wretch, in trying to escape, seeing Mrs. vessels on the station will shew that Sir Charles Metcalfe Wootton clinging to the side of the boat, deliberately





pushed her under the water, from which her husband shewing funds equal to a divilen l of Rs 800 pet ayam saved her.

The next morning Capt. Harrington, share, leaving the society available assets amounting to Masier Alten dant, sent his boats and assistant and right. Iwo lacs, a stan ling capital according to their deed of ed the vessel. Every thing recovered, as may be really copartnery. This dividend was ordered to be made forthsupposeil, was irremerliably spoileil, and the unfortunate with, payable in Calcutta, and not in Loodon, as he reorhcer ruined, afier Travelling so inany thousand miles, lofore. by the carelessness of the serang and crew; for it appears i The society has been in existence two years. It con. they having neglecteil to baul we boat out by the anchor siste i at its commencement of one huudred shares of stern at the ebb tile, she had grounded by the head, Rs 1,000. At the end of the first year the prohls, one and on the rush of ibe fluod, immediately filleil. 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 o 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,"

OF THE PROPRIETORS OF THE SONINSURANCE when there was none took place that night.

- We allended the annual meeting of the proprietors NAVIGATION.- The sleam petition, with

of the Sun Insurance Office on the 31st of January,

up wardt of 6,000 signatures, was despatched on the 4th Mr. W. Bruce was in the chair. Mr. Rustomjee instani, one copy by the Bombay dák tor the Atalanta, Cowasjee, Mr. Ezekiel Musblea, and several foreign the other by the Repulse. Aditional names were in gentleinen composed the meeting, which was conduc. course of being added daily. The Steam Association is ied in a very brief business-like manner. The balance progressing rapidly. The shares amount to 2,471 held- sheet of the eighth half year exhibits. by 702 individuals.

At credit of the Society.......... Rs 3,31,970 IRON STEAMENS. – The following is an extract of a

Debit amount of premium letter, dated Jellinghee accommodation boit, off the mouth of the Goointy, thirty miles below Benares, 6th Rs 27,46, 466) supposed to be out.

risks (a mounting Company's February, 1838. “We lelt Ghazeepore on the evening

58 406 of the 4th, and brought too a little below the reel of standing at above wate..... rocks which run across the river above Gliazeepore. We Amount reserved to meet con. passed these on the morning of the 5th through the only tingencies.....

50,128 1,08,324 navigable channel now left, and were making excellent progress with fresh easterly wind till 2 r.1., when we Above par Co's Rs.......

2,23,345 were run into shoally water about 100 yards below the mouth of the Govmiy. The steamer stuck and when her that a dividend be made of £50 per share, in bills ou

Equal 10 Rs 2,233 per share. And it was resolved Captain had nearly been successful in extricating her the London agents, and Rs 500 in cash. This is and us, alter an hour's exertion, the main shaft of the engine snapt in two, leaving us and herself perfectly very satisfactory, hors de combut. Hadd a spare shalt been on board, we Messrs. W. Bruce, G. Apcar, J. Dc. Dow, K. R. might have proceeded with a few hours' delay; as it is

, Mackenzie, and Rustomjee Cowasjee were requested however, the only alternative left us, is to warp and to continue their services for the ensuing six months. track the Aat up to Benares, there shifting for ourselves

FIREs.-Several fires have occurred during this month; in the best way we can.

but, through the activity of the fire-extinguishing The freight for Allahabad, it is believed, will be for. done any great damage.

department, they have all been put out before they bad warded by hackery from Bewares. February 7th, 10 A. M.-We shall be at Benares this Committee in aiil of the sufferers by the great fires in

FINE RELIEF COMMITTEE.-The report of the General evening, being now only ten miles from it. We have about 500 coolies on our goon. We have had a retresh

1837, has been published. It appears that the sum ing shower of rain this morning. The banks of the river subscribed, including the donation of Rs 20,000 from from Buxar up to this appear highly cultivated and the Government, was little short of Rs 50,000: but a very

small proportion was furnished by the higher class of crops are very forward.”

natives. There are a few honourable exceptious, but UNION BANK SUARES. - The sale of shares of the new compared with the number capable of contributing, they stock of the Bank not claimed by absentees and other exibit a contiast most deplorable. The committee have parties through neglect or want of ineans, weat off with exercised a sounil discretion in not making loans of large great spirit on the 16th iosiant. The business began al amounts to individual sufferers, and have done much noon, and some few of the shares were sold at 310 pre: good. The main object of the subscription was certain. mium; the bidding, however, rapidly rose to 325 and iy to relieve the pourest, those whose position was not then steadily, but gradually, advanced to the maximum; likely to afford the means of saving faoin their earnings the last share was sold at a premium of 370, and several or wages. previously at 360 and 365. The average was 337, and the whole number of shares sold was 48. lo many the practice of the artillery at Dum-Dum, between ile

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY BY CANNON BALLS. - During cases parties who were entitled to, and who have lost the opportunity of claiming shares at par, have nobody hours of ten and three, on the 14th instant, several trees to blame but themselves, and have done so abrougi were injured and some houses slightly damaged at the mere neglect and want of ordinary attention to their village of Kadity, which is situated io the north-east of

Dum Dum. The number of balls that fell amongst the own interest.

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE COMPANY. T'he fourth hali habitations of men is estimated at about thirty; much yearly meeting of the Commercial Insurance Company, risk of life and properly was therefore incurred; and, in. was held on the 19th instant.

deed, it is feared that some casualty or other would posThey have assets in the hands of agents in

sibly have taken place, had not all the people, run out of London, Bombay, Madras, Singapore, Can

the village at the sight of the first ball, and placed them. ton, Mauritius. Calculia, and funds other..

selves beyond the reach of the shot. About fifteen or wise available amounting 10 ....

.........Rs 4,77,036 sixteen families have since removed their homesteada Deduct average ascertained but not adjust

elsewhere, never to return to that village again. ed, and premiums on outstanding risks... Ro 1,95,094 MONSIEUR DUPUIS' FANCY BALL.-This long advertised

entenainment was given at Monsieur Dupuis' Room,

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