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were encamped, shaded by the lofty and gorgeous foliage The few sepovs we took with us seemed to look of a forest whose mighty tenants bent gracefully their with envy on the fine plain of the Irrawanie, so differ. sun-gilled boughs to the mountain breeze.

ent was the aspects of their own country, compastu

with what they beheld on the Burmah side. But amid romantic scenes, the little wants of life will force themselves upon our recollection, as well as in the On the summit of Natzagain, a few posts, and a crowdell city or ihe solitary cell. Soon therefore had double trenchi, sull mark where the Burmese had a line we the satisfaction of watching the arcana of our bieak of stuckade for the defence of the pass, while a bollow, fast preparations, wliile the truant smoke ascended, whether natural or artificial, I could not deterinine, courting in wantonness the morning air. Well might has evidenily served for a reservoir for the relen-ion human pature be a prey to appetite, after such a walk of rain water. The only inhabitants of these hills as we this morning bad iaken.

appear to be apes. While we were ascending, we After discussing eight or ten eggs mingled with beard them making a kind of basking noise, but did not some thin slices of an especial brisket of my own selec get a sight of any. The ascent to the summit is carried tion, and making an addenda of sundry sardines, plum is very difficult on account of the loseness of the ground

the face of the mountain in a zig-zag formation, but jams, and Wilson's biscuits, confirmed by no given and slate rock, with which it abounds. About half quantity of Bass's imperial, we lit our manillas and be. gan contemplating the ascent of Natzagain, whose lofly way on the ascent, was a large pile of stones, and every and o’ertow'ring brow we had fully determined on form man as he passed by, added to the heap, by thioning

a stove on the munter. ing an acquaintance with. Accordingly, taking a few

I enquired the reason, and men with us we set out about twelve o'clock for the the spirits of the mountain, by the observance of which

was informell, that it was a species of devotion paid to purpose. And here Mr. E., I must confess, I became they hoped for strength to overconie the difficulties of amenable to the Martin act, id est, had the circumstance

the ascent. occurred in Great Britain or Ireland. I have no where tain air for half an hour, we made the best of our time

Afier enjoying ourselves in the cool moudstated that I had urged or exacted assistance from the in descending; the only difficulty being in keeping miserable looking tattoo, whose garniture had the honor of my previous notice. But to ascend Natzagain I had a proper equilibrium, and a firm footing ou our precipino alternative, for hail I attempled to scramble up, I 70°, sunset 65o.

tous path. Thermometer at moon in ient at Karowkee

On the 16th at day light 62o. This should (like merry Jack) have so larded the lean earth; morning returned to Waddi, but having exhibited the that every soul who might attempt to track me, would general character of the country op my advance route, have made as much progress as a turnspit at work, aand noted every difficulty wouh recording that may be squirrel in a trundle-cage, or a gentlemau at the trail mill. I determined to mount the aquiné quadruped out lipack hereafter, recapitulation is unnecessary and uncalled

expected by others, whose lot it may be to follow this of mercy to my fat sides, and for stirrups, 1 supplied for ; I shall therefore conclude by a few general re, my extremities with supports by stringing a small rope maiks, with an addenda of some particulais obtained double over the saddle, inserting my feet in the depend- from native report, of a roule called ihe Paiog, or Peang ent loops. Thus the shadow of a Hudibras in horse road diverging in a north easterly direction from Wadali, equipment and person I marched me up the hill, nearly finding my way to the ground, though on more occa: of the Iriawattie.

across the Yooma.longs into Ava as far as the banks sions than one my villainous apology for stirrups and have had occasion to mention a hill tribe called

In the course of narrativa I leathers, not being properly maile fast on the saddle, Kyens, but there is one practice current among began trimming like a member of parliament who can lihem which has met witb neglect from noi make up his mind as to which side he may find it his In former times, report says, the women of this tribe

my pen. interest to support, first on one side, then on the other, according to my preponderance of pressure. At length, rendered them objects of attraction to the oppies.

possessed an

share of loveliness which by dint of a most strenuous exertion on the part of my sors of their country, and led to the abduction of the tattoo, who was much better and stronger than his looks fairest and most beautiful among them, by the ruthless at first led to me to suppose, I found myself safe on the bands of foreign despots. To prevent these occurrences summit of the mountain, and 4,590 feet above the sea.

the chiefs and elders of this oppressed clan devised the Here a most splendid panorama presented itself ; for cruel operation of tattoving the faces of their female on one side at a distance, perhaps of sixty miles, like a offspring, deeming the beauty of women, as nothing reflector, interspersed by numerous blemishes, lay the compared with the loveliness of chastity: 1 madde no Bay of Combermere, with all its connected estuaries particular enquiries, but give it as my opinion, that no resembling streaks of silver on ap emerald ground ; matroo had a voice in the conclave when the tattooing above and about us, rolled vast volumes of murky act was passed, and the young ladies were positively clouds, obedient to the sightless couriers of the air, ever excluded. The process of creating fire by friction, also and anon unveiling the mountainous region below to our came under my inspection ; but a this is an act of savage wondering gaze. Having satisfied our curiosity on this lite very' generally comprehended, I merely notice side the mountain we made an advance' over the bor the circumstance in a casual manner, as being a mealis der' and ihere we stood, as Moses stood, and viewed of ignition generally in use among these, as with savages the landscape o'er,' though the atmosphere on this side in other quarters of the globe. was misty. . We children of the mist' saw wiih admi.

On the inland trade from Shan and other stales ration the vast champaign country, as it were, flowing tribulary to the Burmese monarch, I must quote rather with milk and honey before us. The descent on this side is much more precipitous than on the other, averag- of bullocks annually visiting Aeng, or Yowadeat aver

from report than occular demonstration. The number ing one foot in ten. From the point on which we obtain. ed our observation, the Irawatrie and Man rivers were ages 10,000 ;* the imports consisting of the following distinguishable, gliding through what possessed the variety, wie bees' wax, called juree, khut, an a stringent appearance of a highly cultivated country. The mino of a lady's toilet apparatus, cotton, kapas, threads, red; eminences on the Burmese side extend but a short dis: Wlack and white, shian pawn boxes, sweet oil, a small tance from the great ranges, at least by the coup d'ail kind of onions, tall ka goor, a coarse sugar, Burmese with which I was obliged to content myself, such was dhows, for wood cutting, silks of various patterns, the impression effected. We now returned to our own

uncomnion

some very pritty, and resembling Scotch plaids, mus. Here are two branches by which two divisions might tard deed. The returns are mostly, salt, dried or sulted lebouch on the plains of Ava, by regulated marches at, fisb and beetlenut.

one and the same time. But I have reason to suspect The silk appears common enough, (not in texture,) the Paieng pass is not practicable for artillery or wheeled for every man who can afford it generally glories in a carriages of any kind.' The Shans, whom l' questioned, silk. Ai Akyab I have noticed chupkuns in addition, said it was too rocky way ; this we may easily suppose made of black velvet, richly powered, generally worn when one half the route has no better claim to the name by the Mughs on high days and holidays ; ihese 1 of rond than what the bed or a bill stream may chance

10 afford. However, in the case of a rupture with the presume are imported from China.

of the road commonly called the Paieng road,' 1 Burmese, there is every probability that a light division have learnt the following particulars from those who my traverse this route if capable of carrying provisions

for iwelve days, leaving a depot at Wadvie, where a have passed over it, vis, the Shans. Route fron Wadili in Arracan to Choungprewguine stockade may be formed, as a support to the advance i

divisions on either route. on the Irrawattie ; so pronounced by the natives to me.

For this purpose, there is a

very advantageous site at Wadilie, commanding a watering ARRACAN

place, and immediately on the main road. The only 1st. Dubbrubang-on the Aeng river, distance four disadvaniage of this position is on account of its being miles, encamping ground small.

coinmaniled by the sieep ridge in its imme iate front, 20. Tantobain - water scarce, distance ten miles. though the distance is so great as to be scarcely within BURMAH.

the range of musketry. But once our divisions a-hearl, 31. Shakaguen-viilage and chokie twenty-five huts there would be no fear of an attack on the depôt, in fourteen miles.

their rear especially, if both the Peang and Naizagain 4th. Thenahun-village and chokie, twenty huts, routes are in occupation. eight miles.

5th. Paieng-300 huts, on the Khekeong nullah I shall here bring my account to a conclusion ly refour miles,

marking, that the probable expense requisite to make the 6th. Mongkeong-road by, or in the bed nullah, Aeng Pass on the Arracan side practicable for the paseighit miles.

saye of artillery, and to build woolen bridges over five 71. Keothewah-Keong, roail ditto, distance thirty- lill streams flowing between Aeng and Surrowah, to obsix miles.

viate the obstruction formed by them at all seasons, 8th. Chungprewguine-Irrawattie river, distance would not exceed Rs 5,000 and it is to be hoped, when twelve miles. Distance from Waddie to Chungprow. an official roport of the present state of the road shall guine, hy native calculation of two miles to the koss, have been made to Government, that honorable body about...

96 miles. will be sufficienily alive to its own interest, and the proFrom Aeng to Waddie about..

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tection it naturally owes to its subjects, to accede to the

just claims this (poli'ically speaking) important province, By this route total. 120 has on the distribution of money from the public purse. Distance from Aeng to Memboo on the Irrawattie via Nazagain

} 102

*If it be done, 'twere well 'twere done quickly.' Ñ. B.- In the above distance, both may be marle

-Or write me down a ad. lib., the road being along the bed of the nullah, from which water can be procured in the driest season. | Englishman, Jan. 24, 25 $ 26.]

MUGI.

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DISTRESS IN THE UPPER PROVINCES.

It has rarely, if ever, been our lot to record the pro. sion, and in his own simple but impressive manner ex. ceedings of a meeting so highly honorable in every way horted them not to be backward in the work of benevoto the humanity and public spirit of the inhabitants of Cal. lence at a crisis so moun ntous to thousands of their cuita, as that which iook place yesterday afternoon at the countryinen. Mr. R. D. Mangles, to whom had been Town-hall, having for its object the consideration of the entrusied the first resolution, rose when the Bishop had best means of alleviating the distress of the population of concluded, and, after felicitously avverting to the obliga. the western provinces. Notwithstanding the numerous tion imposed upon men of all creeds and kinds to per. calls which have been lately made upon the finances of the form the oilices of charity to the poor and the hungry, community, for worthy and honorable purposes, every read the following paper, which sufficiently explained body seemed to feel that the present was an occasion what had been done by the Goverument of the north which leit no excuse for parsimony, founded upon past western provinces, and what was expected from the priliberality and indulgence. But we must briefly record vate bounty of the community at large : the proceedings.

Note. Ai about half past four the meeting began to assemble, and by five, upwards of one hundred and fifty persons,

By J. Thomason, Esq., officiating secretary to the comprising the principal inhabitants of the town, and a

Lieutenant-Governor, north western provinces, dated great many natives, bad collected.

The efforts of Government for the alleviation of the The Lord Bishop being called to the chair, at the in. distress in the north western provinces have been direcstance of Sir Elward Ryan, seconded by Mr. W. W. Bird, His Lordship obeyed the call, and addressed the meeting at some length, expatiating upon the condition First. To a suspension of the demand for the Govern. of the perishing thousands -stating what the Government ment jumma. had done towards the mitigation og suffering, and what Secondly.—To the employment of the able-bodied it now behoved the public at large to do. Ilis Lordship destitute on works of public utility, such as the construcwere encamped, sharled by the losty and gorgeous foliage, The few sepovs we took with us seemed to look of a forest whose mighty tenants bent gracefully their with envy on the fine plain of the Irrawatrie, so differ. sun.gilded boughs to the mountain breeze.

ted :

ent was the aspects of their own country, compared But amid romantic scenes, the little wants of life will

with what they beheld on the Burmab side. force themselves upon our recollection, as well as in the On the summit of Natzagain, a few posts, and a crowded city or the solitary cell. Soon therefore had double trench, still mark where the Burmese had a line we the satisfaction of watching the arcana of our break of stockade for the defence of the pass, while a bollow, fast preparations, whiile the truant smoke ascended, whether patural or artificial, I could not determine, courting in wantongess the morning air. Well might has evidently served for a reservoir for the retencion human pature be a prey to appetile, after such a walk of rain water. The only inhabitants of these bills as we this morning bad iaken.

appear to be apes. While we were ascending, we After discussing eight or, ten eggg mingled with heard them making a kind of banking noise, but did not some thin slices of an especial brisket of my own selec: get a sight of any. The ascent to the summit is carried tion, and making an addenda of sundry sardiues, p!um is very difficult on account of the loseness of the ground

the face of the mountain in a zig-zag formation, but jams, and Wilson's biscuits, confirmed by no given and slate rock, with which it abounds. About half quantity of Bass's imperial, we lit our manillas and be. gan contemplating the ascent of Natzagain, whose lofty way on the ascent, was a large pile of stones, and every and o’ertow'ring brow we had fully determined on form man as he passed by, added to the heap, by throwing

a stove on the muster. I enquired the reason, and ing an acquaintance with. Accordingly, taking a few men with us we set out about twelve o'clock for the the spirits of the mountain, by the observance of which

was informed, ibat it was a species of devotion paid to purpose. And here Mr. E., I must confess, I became they hoped for strength to overcone the difficulties of amenable to the Martin act, id est, had the circumstance the ascent. After enjoying ourselves in the cool mouo occurred in Great Britain or Ireland. I have no where tain air for half an hour, we made the best of our time stated that I had urged or exacted assistance from the in descending ; the only difficulty being in keeping miserable looking tattoo, whose garniture had the honor of my previous notice. But to ascend Natzagain I had a proper equilibrium, and a firm footing on our precipie no alternative, for hal I attempted to scramble up, 1170°, suuset 65° On the 16th at day light 62o. This

tous path. Thermometer at moon in rent at Kärou see should (like merry Jack) have so larded the lean earth, that every soul who might attempt to track me, wouls morning returned to Waddi, but having exhibiied the have made as much progress as a turnspit at work, a

general character of the country on my advance route, squirrel in a truodle-cage, or a genilemau at the tread and noted every difficulty wontli recording that may be mill. I determined to mount the aquine quadruped out expected by others, whose lot it may be to follow this of mercy to my fat sides, and for stirrups, 1 supplied for ; I shall therefore conclude by a few general re,

Irick hereafter, recapitulation is uonecessary and uncalled my extremities with supports by stringing a small rope maiks, with an addenda of some particulais obtained double over the saddle, inserting my feet in the depead. from native report, of a route called ihe Paing, or Peang ent loops. Thus the shadow of a Hudibras in horse road diverging in a north easterly direction from Wadili, equipment and person I marched me up the hill, nearly finding my way to the ground, though on more occa

across the Yooma.longs into Ava as far as the banks

of the Iriawattie. In the course of narrativa I sions than one my villainous apology for stirrups and have had occasion to mention a hill tribe called leathers, not being properly maile fast on the saddle, began trimming like a member of parliament who can hem which has inet with neglect from my pen.

Kyens,

but there is one practice current among noi make up his mind as to which side he may find it his in former times, report says, the women of this isibe interest to support, first on one side, then on the other, according to my preponderance of pressure. At length, rendered them objects of attraction to the oppres.

possessed an

share of loveliness which by dint of a most strenuous exertion on the part of my sors of their country, and led to the abduction of the tattoo, who was much better and stronger than his looks fairest and most beautiful among them, by the ruthless at first led to me to suppose, I found myself safe on the bands of foreign despots. To prevent these occurrences summit of the mountain, and 4,590 feet above the sea.

the chiefs and elders of this oppressed clan devised the Here a most splendid panorama presented itself: for cruel operation of talioving the faces of tbeir female on one side at a distance, perhaps of sixty miles, like a offspring, deeming the beauty of women, as nothing reflector, interspersed by numerous blemishes, lay the compared with the loveliness of chastity. I male no Bay of Combermere, with all its connected estuaries particular enquiries, but give it as my opinion, that no resembling streaks of silver on an emerald ground; matron had a voice in the conclave when the tattooing above and about us, rolled vast volumes of murky act was passed, and the young ladies were positively clouds, obedient to the sightless couriers of the air, over excluded. The process of creating fire by friction, also and anon unveiling the mountainous region below to oui came under my inspection ; but a this is an act of savage wondering gaze. Having satisfied our curiosity on this lite very' generally comprehended, I merely boille side the mountain we made an advance' over the bor. the circumstance in a casual manner, as being a means der and there we stood, as Moses stood, and viewed of ignition generally in use among these, as with savages the landscape o'er,' though the atmosphere on this side in other quarters of the globe. was misty, • We children of the mist' saw with admi. ration the vast champaign country, as it were, flowing tributary to the Burmese monarchi, I must quote rather

On the inland trade from Shan and other states with milk and honey befoie us. Tbe descent on this side is much more precipitous than on the other, averag- of bullocks annually visiting Aeng, or Yowarleat aver•

from report than occular demonstration. The number ing one foot in ten. From the point on which we obtain. ed our observation, the Irawallie and Man rivers were

ages 10,000 ;* the imporis consisting of the following distinguishable, gliding through what possessed the variety, viz. bees' wax, called juree, khut, an a stringent

eaten with pawo, chownakah, a bark used in the arcana appearance of a highly cultivated country. The minor eminences on the Burmese side extend but a short dis- Black and white, shan pawn boxes, sweet oil, a small

of a lady's toilet apparatus, cotton, kapas, threads, red, tance from the great ranges, at least by the coup d'ail kind of onions, tall ka goor, a coarse sugar, Burmese with which I was obliged to content myself, such was dhows, for wood cutting, silks of various patterns, the impression effected. We now returned to our own

uncommon

some very pretty, and resembling Scotch plaids, mus. Here are two branches by which two divisions might tard deed. The returns are mostly, salt, dried or sulted debouch on the plains of Ava, by regulated marches at, fish and beeilenut.

one and the same time. But I have reason to suspect The silk appears common enough, (not in texture,) the Paieng pass is not practicable for artillery or wheeled for every man who can afford it generally glories in a carriages of any kind. The Shans, whom I questioned, silk. Ai Akyab I have noticed chupkuns in addition, said it was too rocky way; this we may easily suppose made of black velvet, richly Aowererl, generally worn when one half the route has no better claim to the name by the Mughs on high days and holidays ; ihese 1 of rond than what the bed or a bill stream inay chance presume are imported from China.

to afford. However, in the case of a rupture with the of the road commonly called ' the Paieng road,' I

Burmese, there is every probability that a light division have learnt the following particulars from those who for twelve days, leaving a depôt at Waddie, where a

my traverse this route if capable of carrying provisions have passed over it, viz. the Shans. Route froin Waddi in Arracan to Choungprewguine divisions on either route.

stockade may be formed, as a support to the advance!

For this purpose, there is a on the Irrawattie ; so pronounced by the natives to me.

very advantageous site at Wadilie, commanding a watering ARRACANI

place, and iinineiliately on the main road. The only Ist. Dubbrubang-on the Aeng river, distance four disadvan age of this position is on account of its being miles, encamping ground small.

coinmaniled by the sieep ridge in its imme iate froni, 20. Tantobain - water scarce, distance ten miles. though the distance is so great as to be scarcely within BURMAU.

the range of musketry, But once our divisions a-heart, 31. Shakaguen-village and chokie twenty-five huts there would be no fear of an attack on the Jepôt, in fourteen miles.

their rear especially, if both the Peang and Natzagain 4th. Thenahun-village and chokie, twenty huts, routes are in occupation. eight miles.

5th. Paieng-300 huts, on the Khekeong nullah I shall here bring my account to a conclusion by refour miles,

marking, that the probable expense requisite to make the 61h. Mongkeong-road by, or in the bed nullah, Aeng Pass on the Arracan side practicable for the paseiglur miles.

sage of artillery, and to build wooden bridges over five 7th. Keothewah-Keong, roail ditto, distance thirty- hill streams flowing between Aeny and Surrowah, to obsix miles.

viate the obstruction formed by them at all seasons, 81h. Chungprewguine– Irrawattie river, distance would not exceeil Rs 5,000 and'it is to be hoperl, when twelve miles. Distance from Wadilie to Chungprew. an official roport of the present state of the road shall guine, hy native calculation of two miles to the koss, have been made to Government, that honorable body about...

96 miles.

will be sufficienily alive to its own interest, and the proFrom Aeng lo Waddie about..........

24

tection it naturally owes 10 its subjects, to accede to the

just claims this (poli'ically speaking) important province, By this route total. 120

has on the distribution of money from the public purse. Distance from Aeng to Memboo on the Irrawattie via Nazagain

} 102

• If it be done, 'twere well 'twere done quickly.' N. B.- In the above distance, both may be marle

-Or write me down a. ad. lib., the roail being along the bed of the pullah, from which water can be procured in the driest season. | Englishman, Jan. 24, 25 & 26.]

MUGII.

DISTRESS IN THE UPPER PROVINCES.

It has rarely, if ever, been our lot to record the prosion, and in his own simple but impressive manner exceedings of a meeting so higlıly honorable in every ivay horted them not to be backward in the work of benevoto the humanity and public spirit of the inhabitants of Cal.lence at a crisis so mom: ntous to thousands of their cuila, as that which iook place yesterday afternoon at the countrymen. Mr. R. D. Mangles, to whom had been Town-hall, having for its object the consideration of the entrusted the first resolution, rose when the Bishop had best means of alleviating the distress of the population of concluried, and, after felicitously ailverting to the obliga. the western provinces. Notwith standing the numerou : lion imposed upon men of all creeds and kinds to per. calls which have been lately made upon the finances of the form the oilices of charity to the poor and the hungry, community, for worthy and honorable purposes, every read the following paper, which sufficiently explained body seemed to feel that the present was an occasion what had been done by the Goverument of the north which leit no excuse for parsimony, founded upon past western provinces, and what was expected from the priliberality and indulgence. But we must briefly record vate bounty of the community at large : the proceedings.

Note. At about half past four the meeting began to assemble, and by five, upwards of one hundred and fifty persons,

By J. Thomason, Esq., officiating secretary to the comprising the principal inhabitants of the town, and a

Lieutenant-Governor, north western provinces, dated great many natives, had collected, The Lord Bishop being called to the chair, at the in- distress in the north western proviaces have been direc

The efforts of Government for the alleviation of the stance of Sir Elward Ryan, seconded by Mr. W. W.

ted : Bird, His Lordship obeyed the call, and addressed the meeting at some length, expatiating upon the condition First.—To a suspension of the demand for the Govern. of the perishing thousands -stating what the Government ment jumma. had done towards the mitigation of suffering, and what Secondly. To the employment of the able-bodied it now behoved the public at large to do. His Lordship destitute on works of public utility, such as the construc

rose.

can

Thirdly.-- To the preservation of the public peace, and proclaimed and enforced by the Government, and some more especially to the protection of the trade in grain. unaccountable impression which obtained currency

First. -The regulation of ihe demand on behalf of ile amongst the people, that crimes of the kind would be Government has been left chiefly to the Sudder Board comiwed at. The distressed districts are mostly corn. of Revenue, 10 whose views on the subject, the growing countries, where large quantities of grain are Government coincide. They en irely suspended the usually stored in the se. eral villages by capitalists, who first kist or instalment, and made the two next very light, buy up the surplus produce of plentiful years. Ao ig. throwing the weight of the collections on the latter norant population were diven to exasperation, when they kists. As, however, the year has adva aceil, the saw these stores opened before them, and the grain for agricultural distress in the centre of the Duab ani along the want of which they were starving, exported to a bele the right bank of the Jumna has greatly increased, and ter market.* of course all attempts to realize the heavier kists will be

As soon as occurrences of this nature were foreseen abandoned. In the districts where the setilement has or reported, full authority was given to the commissionnot been revised, the su-pended demand will be allowed ers to strengthen the police suthciently to provide for to lie over till the revision of the settlement, and will the public peace. The enegervic measures which were then be recommended for remission or realized according consequently a lopteil, proved successful. and confidence as the circumstances of each village require. In the way suva re-established. districts where the settlement has been reviseil, an attempt will be made to recover, during the latter years of this policy. As the season advanced, althouzh the

Subsequently events have confirmed the soundness of the leases, the suspen led demand of this year, in

distress increased, au l prospects became more gloomy, conformity with the principal on which the settlement was made. The realization of this expectation evidently,

the grin merchants opened their stores as soon as they however, depends on circunstances which cannot now

were assured of protection, and price fell rather than be foreseen. Tucuvee aúvances for seed grain have

It only remained by afforiding einployment to the also been largely given, and this mode of relief may be destitute to place within the reach of the tood which was here appropriately mentioned.

exposed for sale. Secondly.—The employment of the able-bodied desti

It is hoped that these nieasures may have some effect tute, on works of public utility. This was al tirsi re.

in lessoning the injury which the country will suffes stricted in amount, but 3s the distress increased, the ma.

from this heavy affliction, and it is gratifying to hear gistrates have been empowered 10 grant employment to

from every quarter, that wealthy landed proprietors + are any amount with a view to the support of the people, and

emulating ine example of the Government and Dot not with any expectation of a profitable return for the merely abstaining from any demand on their leanis, but capitai laid out, Inclination to work was in fact adop. even expending large sunus for their support. Ii must, led as the test of degree of destitution. Gratuitous

however, be some

time before the country 0p

recover. port of the infirm was not givens, as this appeared a more

The callle bave perished in numbers ; llie appropriate object for the private charity or individuals, people have emigrated, or been swept off by the diseases which was generally and literally bestowed throughoul which want and exposure engender, and time will the country." It did not also appear practicable io lay necessarily clapse before the cattle can be replaced or down rules which should adinit of this mode of ielief by

the villages ie-peopleu. the Government, without liability 10 very great abúse.

(Sigoed) J. TUOMASON. The officers employed in the construction of the grand

(A true copy) trunk road, were also empowered to expend each Rs-2,000

W. H. Nc NAGIITEN, per mensem, in the employment of the destitute, and a supply of blankets to the inost deserving was sanctioned.

Secy. to the Govt. of India with the Govr. Gen. In the Cawn pore district, where the revenue and magis- Mr. Mangles mentioned that the revenue remitted terial functions are performed by different persons, the by the Government amounted to not less than siity lacs deputy collector has been especially empowered to em- of rupees.

He added what was now required of society ploy ihe destitute in the distressed pergunnahs of his was not grain--for of that there was sufficiency--but district, as far as may be practicable, in the neighbour-money wherewith the local authorities might purchase hood of their villages. It is anticipated that this may be food for those who were without it. Mr. Manglei tinished advantageously performed through the ageney of the by proposing the following resolution, which was tahseeldary establislunents, under the personal superio- seconded by Russomoy Dutt, who earnestly dwelt upon tendence of the deputy collector.

The importance of his countrymen's coming forwari on Thirdly. - The preservation of the public peace, and

the present occasion. “ The Gover billent," said the more especially the protection of the irade in grain, ex

worthy Baboo, “has done its duty,”-ihe Europeans tensive disorganization of the agricultural population, would doubtless do their's :--it was for the natives to has been the natural result of the distress. It first arose

shew that they were not backward, when so serious a in Robilcunil, but was checked there by a tinely fall of

call was made upon their bounty. rain. It then broke out in the Allygurh, an'l Furrucka. “ Resolved, that authentic information has been rebad districts, and last of all in the Delhi division. In ceived of the existence of the extreme distress, in con. the last case it was quickly and entirely suppressed, but sequence of the draught in certain parts of the northa in the former, although its extreme violence lasted only western provinces, and that, under the orders of the late for a short time, a frightful increase of crime has con- Lieut. Governor, measures for the relief of this distress tinued for a long period. Stores of grain, boats laden have been taken by Government by the remission or will grain, and Brinjerrah bullocks have been the main suspension of the public demand for revenue, and by objecis of attack ; but in many cases, violent and designing directions given to the civil authorities to afford employmen have been able to work on the necessities of their fellow ment without limit, to all persons willing to work. . But creatures, and engage them in more general schemes of the Lieut. Governor did not deem it expedient to sance depredation. The natural liability to disorders of this tion the grant of eleemosynary aid from the public cofa kind was heightened by the freedom of the trade in corn, ters to persons unable to work. That this meeting is of

* The native inhabitants of Furruckabad deserve spe- * Evidently ignorant of the first principles of poluicat cial mention. They have formed themselves into an as. economy. sociation, who systematically and carefully distribute + Tajoueen Hossain Khan in Cawn pore, Looper the large sums, which they raise by subscriptions ainonsit Singh, Agra ; Petumber Singh, Multra and Allygurl I themselves.

to remember

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