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DONATION

OF

DYCE

SOMBRE,

At about a quarter after eigh: o'clock p.M. we Arracan, and the consideration of the great expense to entered the rooms and were quite dazzled with the which the officers are subjected by continually moving blaze of beauty which greeted our sight.

to more congenial climates, has induced the Government

to sanction an expenditure of about Rs 12,000 for the The yonng Masters and Misses, fancifully dressed, erection of a sanatarium. The site selected by the excited our highest admiration, and to see them trip inelica! officer is an elevated position contiguous to the through the mazes of the dance, was really a pleasing sea shore, about two or three miles distant from the sight. There were in this picturesque group a few station of Akyab, and is considered, after a careful over-grown vouths, who presented a sad contrast to the investigation, extremely suitable for so desirable a younger dancers, and whose movements only excited

purpose. our risibilty. The two ball rooms were thickly crowd.

NATIVE LIBERALITY.-A native gentleman by name el, almost to suffocation, by upwards of 1,000 persons, Nilmoney Day, has forwarded Rs 500 through Go. which in convenience was increased by the unusual vernment for i he use of the poor in the Bindabun, near warmth of the weather.

Sluttra. The monies are to be expended in purchasing

common fooil; and this good man has been persuading Tbere were some lovely faces and forms that adorn- bis intimates to follow his example. ed this assembly; and many who did not covet entertainment from the dance, contented themselves with

ESQ,-Dyce Sombre, gazing on features surpassingly fair. We regret to Esq., has presented the managers of the Parental Acaald that there were a few persons, however, who, wish- demic Institution with a donation of one tuOUSAND RUPEES, ing to procure the utinost' for their money, were ever for which, the only return they have had it in their and anon quaffing plentiful potations, the free use of power to make, has been a letter expressive of grateful which caused them to conduct themselves in such a acknowledgments for the same. brutal manner as to excite this Jisgust of every body present ; and some of these would-be-thought gentle.

PRINCELY DONATION.-On the 5th instant, Dwarka. men, we have been told, on being turned out, stript nauth Tagore, bestowed upon the District Charitable and had a very serious warfare with their fists, in the Society, the magnificent sum of one lac of rupees ! to spacious court-yard of the premises. This ci cumstance be secured to the society on good mortgages and placed caused many of the fair damsels to quit the ball room, out at interest for the benefit of the numerous poor to the regret of the lovers of dancing.

who are maintained from the funds of that excellent We are really surprized to find persons who lay and to be called the “ DwarkanaUTH FUND," that

institution. The donation is to form a separate fund claim to the title of gentlemen, and who would be reads the memory of the princely donor may thus be associa; to call any person to a serious account for disputing ted in perpetuity with the noble object he always had their right thereto, so far brutalize themselves as to behave in the manner in which the individuals we have

at heart. alluded to did.

FREE SCHOOL.-The report of the free school shows

that this most useful and benevolent institution continues Oh! would come bard the gisti gie us

most fully to deserve the patronage of the public. To see oursel's as others see us.

Upwards of 4.0 children of both sexes, the offspring of However exalted or lowly the station of a man may food, clothing and instruction. They are admitted

indigent Christian parents, are supplied with lodging, be, it cannot excuse his conduct. -- in leed the more between the ages of five and nine years, and are instructe exalted the position, the more reprehensible does the ed in English grammar, writing, arithmetic, history, misdeed appear.

geography, and the elements of Christian knowledge ; Honor or shame from no condirion rise-, besides which the girls are taught straw bonnet, lace Act well your part, 'tis there the honor lies. and needle work. An unsuccessful application has been

made to the Government through the Bisho of Cal. The remainder of the company retired at three n. m. cutta, to relieve the institution from the expense of the

Excepting the very juvenile portion of the assembly, Church attached to it. we only perceived two young ladies in fancy dresses. They were in the costume of Swiss peasant girls; but

THE SAILORS' HOME.-This institution, by the last reamongst the gentlemen fancy dresses were more nume. port, seeing to be in a flourishing condition.

We noticed the following costumes. Charles the 2d, Orlando, a Greek Peasant, a Vakeel of the Sudder from the mofussil on the 13th instant, and left Calcutta

PRINCE OP ORANGB.- Prince Henry of Orange, arrived Dewandy Adawlut, the Red Rover, a Sailor, a Spanish for Holland, on the 17th instant. Peasant, Gledalvon, some Turks and some in dominos; but by far the greater portion of the Company, wore plain full dresses.

PRINCE HENRY OF ORANGB. – It is said that His Honour

the Deputy Governor has received letters from His Royal SMALL Pox.-The small pox is now extremely pre- Highness Prince Henry of Orange, and from Captain volent in Calcutta, and its suburbs ; especially amongst Arriens of the Bellona, off Kedgeree, expressing their our native fellow subjects, numbers of whom have been acknowledgments, in the warmest terms, for the kind and bereaved of their relatives by this destructive malady, hospitable reception, both public and private, which their Several families have lost their children through it, and party has experienced. The Prince speaks highly of the one particularly had no less than six children, all of attentions which he received from Captain Caine, his whom bave fallen sacrifices to the distemper.

A.D.C., temporarily appointed during his visit. SMALL POX.-Small pox is not so rife in Calcutta as

COURT MARTIAL.-The young officer who was tried at was stated last week; and the vaccine departments, esta. a court-martial in Fort William the other day, and whose blished under the superintendence of Doctor Duncan case excited considerable interest in the military circles, Stewart, tend greatly te check the distemper, which is, has been honorably acquitted. as usual, introduced by the native innoculators.

ARTILLERY REVIEW. The artillery was reviewed at PRECTION OF A SANATARIUM AT "ARRACAN.---The sick. Dum Dum on the 12th instant, by Major general Sir

Tous.

JUDGESHIP

OF THE

SUDDER

next warm season.

DEWANNY -- It is said, what I am abont at Worcester ; but I have been so iothat Mr. W. Cracroft and Mr. P. Nisbett are the currupted that I have not time to write to you as I bad candidates for the vacancy in the Sudder Dewanny intended. I ain much better in health than I wasi" and Nizamut Adawluts, occasioned by the retirement of Mr. C. Harding, one of the Judges of that Court, who proceeds to England on furlough.

COAL SURVEY.-The survey upon which Mr. Momfray was employed last year, on behalf of Government, io

ascertain the practicability of bringing coals from ibe The Drought.—The great drought which prevails | Coel and Soane river districts, left off with an urgent threatens the most disastrous consequences to the poor recommendation for its being continued in the present The tanks around Calcutta are now as much dried up, year, and in hopes from some very promi-ing appear. as they usually are in the month of May, and almost ances, of establishing the connexion of ihe great, all agricultural operations being suspended, grain is Palamoo and Coel river coal fields, with several sites daily rising in price, so that the inhabitants of the along the banks of the Soane both to the north and suburbs, have the uncheering prospect of experiencing south of the Coel river. These sites have been again great inconvenience from hunger and thrust during the explored, and some of them ascertained to contain coal.

The samples which have been dug, although not of the very best description of coal, are said to be sufficio

ently so to encourage the continuation of the research in PAMINE.—The want of rain has caused the most disas. those parts of the country below the range of hills trous results throughout the whole of the upper pro. which'skirt the south-east bank of the Soane. There vinces, and a most severe famine prevails. The following are a vast number of distinct deposits of carbonacious is an extract of a letter from Tirhoot on the subject : black slate with ailmixtures of coal, in various pro.

portions, on both banks of the Soane. There is also “ In verity and truth we are threatened with the that interesting deposit of the lias, which was also do. most calamitous season ever known. Here is the middle icel and identified to be the long suspected and true of January without a drop of rain since October ; with lias limestone -perhaps one of the inost valuable ac. three-fourths of our lands not yet prepared for lack of quisitions to the present internal resources of this hi. moisture, vegetation actually withering, and, in short; thick carbonaceous black slate in the nullah near to

There is also a bed of every prospect not only of no indigo, but really of a famine for want of means to cultivate the first necessa

Bidjegur, but nothing of the character of true coal has ries of life for the inhabitants. The scarcity is already yet been discovered. severely felt, and the natives are crying out that this must be such a season as that of the great famine about

SOUTH AMERICAN COPPER.—The prac'ical effect of twenty-five years ago, when no rice could be sown, double legislation is beautifully illustrated by ibe posiand all that was, became inundated before the end of Irion of the two American ships, which have lately June. I look on this season for planters as one of those arrived, and which must away io sea again, under the that fix an æra of— alas ! what we meet most unfre- late order or regulation of the Court of Directors quently-unmitigated destruction and ruin.”

with their cargo unbroken; or, at all events, if they

remain, can only do so, with the most valuable part of THE OPIUM SALE.—The second opium sale of the Presivient in Council will sanction infrigement of the

it unsold, viz. the South American copper, unless the season took place on the 5th instant, at the Exchange, regulation, on the ground of its taking the parties and went off very steadily, although the attendance affected so completely by surprise. Indeed it may be appeared much less than that of the sale last month, questioned whether under the commercial treaty with and the number of bidders much fewer. The quantity the United States, which was laid upon the table of put up was 1,500 Patna and 800 Benares, besides six both Houses of Parliament, the probibition against chests Benares of last year's provision : eighty chests American ves:els bringing the produce of other cocotries Patna aod fifty chests Benares of the French privilege, belonging to the January sale this year.–Prices of Government, on the representation of the Collector

can be legally enforced. The case is now before the Patna ranged from 700 to 725 Co.'s rupees, Benares of Customs for its decision. from 610 to 615 Co.'s rupees.

A BAP. BARIN HIELD.— It has been stated, that the com- The following is an extract of a mander of the ship Strathisla, which vesstilately arrived letter from Mr. Turton, to Mr. Dickens, in reference to at this port from the Malay coast, brought out a shied” the Black Act.

which had been captured from the savages in Torryis

Straits. The shield is in the shape of a tortoise, and in it “Things as to the Black Act remain precisely in the are set,in a state of preservation, the heads of the captain state they were three months ago; but I am preparing of a ship which belonged to this port, and was lost some for my Parliamentary campaign, and hope by next time since, and seventeen of his crew and passengers. month ro have something to communicate. I fear it will the beads bear all the scars of wounds which were innot be favorable.

Aicled on them. The captain's head is put in the place

representing the head of the tortoise and a boy's is at I am most anxious, as you may suppose, to hear what the tail, and either of the crew's on each side. A face you and the Committee think of my attempt to get into simile of the horrid shield, as drawn from the original, Parliament. I am now going to enleavour to open the is in the possession of Messrs. Sheldon and Co. return at Worcestor, a very radical place, and think I should be nearly certain of being returned for it, if the EXHIBITION OF VEGETABLES.—The show of vegetables present election is set aside. Crawfurol, you know, has at the Town Hall, on the 29th of January, far excelled lost his return for Preston. We, the Indians, have been anything that could have been expected with reference exceediogly unluckly on this occasion. Crawfurd's return to the unusually unfavorable season. The cauliflower would have been a great thing for us ; for he is well was beatiful and would have vied with any in Covent acquainted with Indian matters, has taken up the Black Garden, The cabbage was also very fine. The peas Aci business con amore, and has helped me, without any were excellent, and ihere were two fine baskets of Eaapparent jelousy and dissatisfaction. I have written a glish or rather Cape broad beams. Carrots from Cape

THE BLACK

АСТ.—

ADVANCES ON SUIPMENTS OF GOODS

TIE

OCHTERLOVY

lerks, though few were large and good and the red beet | as twelve lacs of rupees. The assemblage was, as usual, aod salad were in good season. Only two baskels comprsied of natives of Lahore, Delhi, Oude, Seringaof artichokes were visible. Potatoes very fine. 0 patam, Bombay and the lower provinces, and a great native vegetables, the pure white and red bringals were many from the Nepaul and Burmese states. No remost conspicuous; the celery, though good, was not markable accidents occurred beyond a large boat laden sufficiently blanched.

The scene was altogether at with tobacco having suddenly foundered ; all lives on tractive, and the number of ladies who graced the ball, board were however saved. No affrays, or assaults rendered it doubly so.

have been reported, and from all accounts the melah was

conducted very quietly. In the evening the members of the society diner together, when several toasts were drunk &speeches made. FAILURE.-The failure of an eminent Shroffing and

Bankiny House, trading in the Burra Bazar, occurred

on the 1st instant, under the name of Tarachund Day

TO EUROPE.-A and Marlou Churo Day. Their liabilities are reported report gains ground that the Governinent are about to

at twenty lacs of rupees. resuine the system of advances on sbipments of goods 10 Europe.

QUARANTINE AT MALTA.—The severity of quarantine MONUMENT. -Government have

at Malta is greatly mitigated, indeed done away with, sanctioned the estimate completing the plaistering of vided they do not land, are shipped into the London

Passengers arriving in the Alexandria steamer, prothe Ochterlo y monument and repairing it.

The

steamer, in the port, and proceed at once on their voyamount is about Rs 460.

age, saving thus the delay of lwenty or thirty days,

which is the period for performing quarantine alloted to LORD CARDIGAN – Lord Cardigan forfeited his passage even clean bills of health. in the Repuise, and took up cabins in the Juliana for Nairas, from which place his Loudship and the Countess proceeded dåk to Bombay. This change of plan PECIIEEGAUM EXPEDITION.- A letter from Assam states arises from a desire on ihe part of the Lord to be that the coinmissioner and Major White arrived at present at her Majesty's coronation, which he would Suddea on the 29th of January, and that Lieut, Miller have in all probability missed, had he sailed in the had gone with seventy-five men to endeavour to take the Repulse.

Pechee Gaum, who had been fighting with the Let
Gaums. It is expected that Lieut. Miller will have some

trouble. COLONEL COCK.-Colonel Cock, it appeare, has been appointed to the command of the Dinapore division of the army, with the rank of brigadier, during the absence of Major General W. Richards, C.B., or until further Calcutta in November, several estimates for additional

AQUEDUCTO. - Just before the Chief Magistrate left orders.

aqueducts were submitted to Government through the

Military Board ; but the one nearly finished in Lyon's Government have come to the resolution of issu. Range, New China Bazar Street and Clive Street ing new Company pice and receiving old sicca, pice, was especially recommended for sanction, and the chief iu exchange for Company rupees-sixty-four of each Magistrate ordered its immediate commencement penddenomination of pice to the rupee. This will be a ing sanction; that it was sanctioned either last Tuesday great relief to every class of persons who pay or receive week or the Council day before it, and the sanction money in fractional parts of the rupee. The words forwarded the other day by the Military Board to the “ until further orders' are of course mere words of forin, Conservency Department : the Deputy Governor refor it would be doubly cruel in the poor ever again to jecied the remaining projects submitted with the ex. leave thein at the mercy of the polars, so long at least ception of that for an aqueduct along Boitakhana, from as the old defaced pice remain in circulation.

Wellington Street to the Circulur Road, but suspended his sanction for that work until he should receive

the estima te. THE GOVERNOR'S PRIVATE SECRETARY -The appoint. ment of private secretary to the Deputy Governor, is given to James Hutchinson, E-q., for whom Ross D.

DACOITY.—The treasure belonging to the Stud depôt Mangles, Esq., has been hitherto officiating. Mr. Huichinson, has just returned 10 Caleutia from the a! Buxar, has been attacked and carried off by a band

of dacoits accompanied by a party of horse. The gang Cape.

is understood to have amounted to about fifty or sixty

men altogether; and the guard allotted for the protection MR. A DOBB3.–Mr: Dobbs, the Master in Equity, has of the treasure being very small, it made no resistance. Teturned with his health perfecily restored. This geo. The attack was quite unexpected, so much so that the sen. tleman took the oaths to Her Majesty, and resumed try was disarmed, and the chookeedar who alone offered office on the 29th intant.

to oppose the party, was speared in the head, and disarmed." The da oits, it appears, had been hovering about

The town of Buxar for the purpose of carrying off a ANNUAL MELAH AT SAUGORT.-The annual melah or large sum of money which a Mahajan expected from fair at Saugore, commenced at the end of December Paina, and of which the dacoits had received intima. and continued up to the 20th of January. A party tion; but, being disappointed in that, they attacked the of the 24- Pergunnah indefatigables, an European officer, stud treasure and carried off an iron chest containing and the full guard, attended. The boats of all sizes ewenty thousand rupees in cash, and about five thousand and descriptions far exceeded the past year's assem. rupees in bank notes belonging to the stud; and about blage, and were estimated at so many as seventy thou. two thou nd rupees worth of silver plate, the private sa nds, and the number of souls at as many as six bun property of Captain Thomas, in charge of the depot, dred thousand ; and it stated that articles of Asiatic pro. who had lodged the same in the treasury for greater

JUDGESHIP

OF THE

SUDDER

DEWANNY - It is said, what I am about at Worcester ; but I have been an iothat Mr. W. Cracroft and Mr. P. Nisbett are the currupted that I have not time to write to you as ! lat candidates for the vacancy in the Sudder Dewanny intended. I ain much better in health than I was." and Nizamut Adawluts, occasioned by the retirement of Mr. C. Harding, one of the Judges of that Court, who proceeds to England on furlough.

COAL SURVEY.— The survey upon which Mr. Blomfray was emplored last year, on behalf of Government, lo

ascertain the practicability of bringing coals from the The drought.—The great drought which prevails Coel and Soane river districts, left off with an urgent threatens the most disastrous consequences to the poor recommendation for its being continued in the present The tanks around Calcutta are now as much dried up, year, and in hopes from some very promi-ing appearas they usually are in the month of Mav, and almost ances, of establishing the connexion of the great, all agricultural operations being suspended, grain is Palamoo and Coel river coal fielils, with several sites daily rising in price, so that the inhabitants of he along the banks of the Soane boch to the north and suburbs, have the uncheering prospect of experiencing south of the Coel river. These sites have been again great inconvenience from hunger and thrust during the explored, and some of them a certained to contain coal. next warm season.

The samples which have been dug, although not of

the very best description of coal, are said to be sufficio PAMINE.—The want of rain has caused the most disas. those parts of the country below the range of bills

ently so to encourage the continuation of the research in trous results throughout the whole of the upper pro. I which skirt the south-east bank of the Soane. There vinces, and a most severe famine prevails. The following are a vast number of distinct deposits of carbonacious an extract of a letter from Tirhoot on the subject : black slate with admixtures of coal, in various pro

portions, on both banks of the Soane. There is also “ In verity and truth we are threatened with the that interesting deposit of the lias, which was also no. most calamitous season ever known.

Here is the middle riced and identified to be the long suspected and true of January without a drop of rain since October ; with lias limestone--perhaps one of the most valuable acthree-fourths of our lands not vet prepared for lack of quisitions to the present internal resources of this himoisture, vegetation actually withering and, in short, therto unexplored country. There is also a bed of every prospect not only of no indigo, but really of a thick carbonaceous black slate in the nullah near to famine for want of means to cultivate the first necessa

Bidjegur, but nothing of the character of true coal has ries of life for the inhabitants. The scarcity is already yet been discovered. severely felt, and the natives are crying out that this must be such a season as that of the great famine about

SOUTH AMERICAN COPPER.—The practical effect of twenty-five years ago, when no rice could be sown, double legislation is beautifully illustrated by the posiand all that was, became inundated before the end of tion of the iwo American ships, which have lately June. I look on this season for planters as one of those arrived, and which must away io sea again, under the that fix an æra of-alas ! what we meet most upfre late order or regulation of ihe Court of Directors quently-unmitigated destruction and ruin."

with their cargo unbroken; or, at all events, if they

remain, can only do so, with the most valuable part of The OPIUM sale.—The second opium sale of the President in Council will sanction intrigement of the

it unsold, viz. the South American copper, unless the season took place on the 5th instant, at the Exchange, regulation, on the ground of its taking the parties and went off very steadily, although the attendance affected so completely by surprise. Indeed it may be appeared much less than that of the sale last month, questioned whether under the commercial treaty with and the number of bidders much fewer. The quantity the United States, which was laid upon the table of put up was 1,500 Patna and 800 Benares, besides six both Houses of Parliameut, the probibition against chests Benares of last year's provision : eighty chests American vessels bringing the produce of other cocarries Patna and fifty chests Benares of the French privilege, can be legally enforced. The case is now before the belonging to the January sale this year.–Prices of Government, on the representation of the Collector Patna ranged from 700 10 725 Co.'s rupees, Benares of Customs for its decision. from 610 to 615 Co.'s rupees.

.-It has been staled, that the com. - The following is an extract of a mander of the ship Strathisla, which vesse i lately arrived letter from Mr. Turton, to Mr. Dickens, in reference to at this port from the Malay coast

, brought out a shied” the Black Act.

which had been captured from the savages in Torry's

Straits. The shield is in the shape of a tortoise, and in it " Things as to the Black Act remain precisely in the are set in a state of preservation, the heads of the caplain state they were three months ago; but I am preparing of a ship which belonged to this port, and was lost some for my Parliamentary campaign, and hope by next time since, and seventeen of his crew and passengers. month ro have something to communicate. I fear it will | The heads bear all the scars of wounds which were in. not be favorable.

Aicted on them. The captain's head is put in the place

representing the head of the tortoise and a boy's is at I am most anxious, as you may suppose, to hear what simile of the horrid shield, as drawn from the origi nal,

the tail, and either of the crew's on each side. A fac. you and the Committee think of my astempt to get into is in the possession of Messrs. Sheldon and Co. Parliament. I am now going to endeavour to open the return at Worcestor, a very radical place, and think I should be nearly certain of being returned for it, if the EXHIBITION OF VEGETABLES.—The show of vegetables present election is set aside. Crawfurd, you know, has at the Town Hall, on the 29th of January, far excelled lost his return for Preston. We, the Indians, have been anything that could have been expected with reference exceediogly unluckly on this occasion. Crawfurd's return to the unusually unfavorable season. The cauliflower would have been a great thing for us ; for he is well was beatiful and would have vied with any in Covent acquainted with Indian matters, has taken up the Black Garden. The cabbage was also very fine. The peas Aci business con amore, and has helped me, without any were excellent, and there were two fine baskets of Eaapparent jelousy and dissatisfaction. I have written a glish or rather Cape broad beams. Carrols from Cape

A BAPBARIN SHIELD.

THE BLACK ACT.

lerks, though few were large and good and the red beet | as twelve lacs of rupees. The assemblage was, as usual, God salad were in good season. Only iwo baskets comprsied of natives of Lahore, Delhi, Oude, Seringaof artichokes were visible. Potatoes very fine. O patam, Bombay and the lower provinces, and a great native vegetables, the pure white and red bringals were many from the Nepaul and Burinese states. No remost conspicuous ; the celery, though good, was not markable accidents occurred beyond a large boat laden sufficiently blanched.

The scene was altogether at with tobacco having suddenly foundered ; all lives on tractive, and the number of ladies who graced the hall, board were however saved. No affrays, or assaults reodered it doubly so.

have been reported, and from all accounts the melah was conducted very quietly.

ADVANCES ON

SIIIPIENTS OF GOODS

THE

OCUTERLONY

In the evening the members of the society dinert together,wlien several toasts were drunk &speeches made. FAILURE.-The failure of an eminent Shroffing and

Banking House, trading in the Burra Bazar, occurred

on the 1st instant, under the name of Tarachund Day

TO BUROPE.-A and Macob Churn Day. Their liabilities are reported report gains ground that the Government are about to

at twenty lacs of rupees. resume the system of advances on shipments of goods to Europe.

QUARANTINE AT MALTA.-The severity of quarantine

at Malta is greatly mitigated, indeed done away with. MONUMENT. -Government have sanctioned the estimate completing the pluistering of vided they do not land, are shipped into the London

Passengers arriving in the Alexandria steamer, prothe Ochterlony monument and repairing it.

The amount is about Rs 460.

steamer, in the port, and proceed at once on their voye age, saving thus the delay of twenty or thirty days,

which is the period for performing quarantine alloted to LORD CARDIGAN – Lord Cardigan forfeited his passage even clean bills of health. in the Repulse, and took up calling in the Juliana tor Madras, from which place his Lordship and the Countess proceedel däk to Bombay. This change of plan PECHEEG A UM Expedition. --A letter from Assam states arises from a desire on the part of the Lord to be that the coinmissioner and Major White arrived at present at her Majesty's coronation, which he would Suddea on the 29th of January, and that Lieut. Miller have in all probability missed, had he sailed in the had gone with seventy-five men to endeavour to take the Repulse.

Pechee Gaum, who had been fighting with the Let
Gaums. It is expected that Lieut. Miller will have some

trouble, COLONEL COCk.-Colonel Cock, it appears, has been appointed to the command of the Dinapore division of the army, with the rank of brigadier, during the absence of Major General W. Richards, C.B., or until further Calcutta in November, several estimates for additional

AQUEDUCTS. — Just before the Chief Magistrate left orders.

aqueducts were submitted to Government through the

Mititary Board ; but the one nearly finished in Lyon's Government have come to the resolution of issu. Range, New China Bazar Street and Clive Street ing new Company pice and receiving old sicca pice, was especially recommended for sanction, and the chief iu exchange for Company rupees-sixty-four of each Magistrate ordered its immediate commencement penddenomination of pice to the rupee. This will be a ing sanction ; that it was sanctioned either last Tuesday great reliel to every class of persons who pay or receive week or the Council day before it, and the sanction money in fractional parts of the rupee. The words forwarded the other day by the Military Board to the " upril further orders" are of course mere words of forin, Conservency Department: the Deputy Governor refor it would be doubly cruel in the poor ever again to jecied the remaining projects submitted with the exleave them at the mercy of the polars, so long ai least ception of that for an aqueduct along Boitak hana, from as the old defaced pice remain in circulation.

Wellington Street to the Circulur Ruad, but suspended his sanction for that work until he should receive

the estimate. The Govervon's PRIVATE SECRETARY.–The appointment of private secretary to the Deputy Governor, is given to James Hutchinson, E«q., for whom Ross D. Mangles, Esq., has been hitherto officiating.

DACOITY.-The treasure belonging to the Stud depot

Mr. Hlutchinson, has just returned 10 Calculia from the at Buxar, has been attacked and carried off by a band Cape.

of' dacoits accompanied by a party of horse. The gang is understood to have amounted to about fifty or sixty

men altogether; and the guard allotted for the protection MR. A DOBB3.-Mr. Dobbz, the Master in Equity, has of the treasure being very small, it made no resistance. returned with his health perfecıly restored. This gen. The attack was quite unexpected, so much so that the sen. tleman took the oaths to Her Majesty, and resumed try was disarmed, and the chookeedar who alone offered office on the 29th intant.

to oppose the party, was speared in the head, and disarmed. The dacoits, it appears, had been hovering about.

The town of Buxar for the purpose of carrying off a ANNUAL MELAH AT SAUGORT.-The annual melah or large sum of money which a Mahajan expected from fair at Saugore, commenced at the end of December Paina, and of which the dacoits had received intima. and continued up to the 20th of January. A party tion; but, being disappointed in that, they attacked the of the 24-Pergunnah indefatigables, an European officer, stud treasure and carried off an iron chest containing and the full guard, attended. The boats of all sizes twenty thousand rupees in cash, and about five thousand and descriptions far exceeded the past year's assem- rupees in bank notes belonging to the stud; and about blage, and were estimated at so many as seventy thou- two thousand rupees worth of silver plate, the private sa nds, and the number of souls at as many as six bun property of Captain Thomas, in charge of the depôt, dred thousand ; and it stated that articles of Asiatic pro. who had lodged the same in the treasury for greater

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