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opinion that it is the office of private charily to step in 200, and numerous others 100 rupees and 50 rupees each, to supply the void above alludeid to, by affording, as far while many natives of liumbler rank and limited means, as po-sible, the means of support to ihe aged and the gave their gold mohurs. We should mention that when young, and to those too infirm to labor."
Sir Eilward Ryan was addressing the meeting, he put in
the following paper, containing subscriptions raised by The resolution having been unanimously carried, Sir Rushtomjee Cowasjee, the perusal of which eliciiel loud J. P. Grant addressed the meeting with his usual good applause : sense, good taste and feeling. De recapulated some part of what had alrearly been laid before the meeting- Beneram Udditram Hemut Bahadoor, vakeel of added thereto some facts of which no mention had been
Rs 2,000 maite-urged expedition in the collection and transinis. sion of subscriptions, and by way of encouraging all who Rushtomjee Cowasjee.....
1,000 had the means of contributing in ever so small a degree, Dadabhoy and Manacjee Rushtomjee of Canton 500 not to be deferred by the smallness of their donations: he spoke of the acceptability of the “ widow's mite," ani Walljee Rushtonjee and Cullenjee....... 500 mentioned two of three instances of large accumulation Baboo Bunseedur Monobur Doss, of Mirzapoor.. 250 through triling donations. Sir John then proposed the following resolution which was seconded by Rushtunjee Runcherdoss Munjee....
25 Cowasjee :
50 " That with this object, a subscription be opened at
Jotha Rutchra.. both the banks, books be circulated and other measures
25 taken to invite the contributions of the public, and espe. Monohurdoss Ameerchund.
25 cially of the native community for the relief of the dreant.
Moolchund Premjee...... ful distress known to exist in the north western provinces."
25 Baboo Prosonno Comar Tagore proposerl the third re
25 solution, prefacing it with the highly gratifying informa. R. Belilios..
15 tion thai bis friend Neilmony Day, on hearing of the M. S. Owen....
16 prevailing distress had sent up to Government 500 rupees, to be applied to the purposes of reliel, and the muniti. E. J. Emin.....
16 cent Divarkanauth Tagore (whose bounty is as bound. dess as the deep') haud authori-ed the subscription of a A Friend to the Poor..
5 similar sum, if any attempt should be made in Calcutta P. J. Sarhies,... to assist the sufferers in the western provinces.
A Friend to the Poor...
10 34 Resolution - That the following gentlemen be Ditto ditto...
5 requested to form themselves into a committee to realize
M. A. Vertanes.. the subscriptions, and to dispose of them to the best
10 advantage for the contemplated object :
P. A. Cavorke.....
16 Mr. Thos. Holroyd, Mr. W. Bird, Capt. Birch, A. Friend to the Poor..
8 Mr. W. Martin,
Dir. Tucker, the Archdeacon. c. w. Lewis, Junr... Alr. W. Prinsep. Mr. George Alexander, Rev.
5 Mr. Fisher, Rossomoy Dutt, Piosonno Comar Tagore, A Poor Man.
5 Ramcomul Seu, Raulacant Deb, Nilmoney Deb, Rustom jee Cowa-jee, Murtyloll Seal, Mr. J. W. Mirza Mahomed Mendie...
50 Alexander, Mr. Lindeman, Mr. E. Macnaghten, Gorochurn Poramanick....
50 Dr. St. Leger, Rev. Mr. Charles, Mr. Alexander
Ramanauth Tagore.... Colvin, and Mr. A. De Souza.
100 The business of the meeting having now nearly concluded, Sir Edward Ryan proposed the thanks of
Total...... 4,761 the assembly to the respected chairman, our amiable Diocesan,whose promtitude to answer the calls of distress, Sir Edward very happily and justlv eulogised. Mr. W. Bird seconded the proposal with much becoming warmth, and in the course of a well-delivered speech
When all present had signed the subscription paper, did the Press the honour to acknowledge its instrumen- the meeting broke up, Mr. Mangles suggesting that it be tality in directing public attention to the subject which an instruction to the committee to send up authority to the meeting had assembled to discuss. Sir John Peter the relief committees in the interior to draw movies for Grant then, with much good humour, deposed the the purposes of buying grain to the extent that may at Bishop, and usurping the office of Chairman, put the any tiine be subscribed. He seemed to think, and with resolution of thanks to the vole. The resolution being good reason, that expedition in the present case is half carried by acclaim, the Lord Bishop remarked to the the battle. meetiny, (which was then dispersing,) that he thought the business of the day could not be better finished,
We are too much pressed for time to go further at than by every person present putting his name down at once for as much as he felt disposed 10 subscribe. The present into the question of what is required of the coun. hint was promptly taken, and in the course of a few mi-try in this great emergency ; but we shall not fail to re.
cür to the subject muil every Englishman and every naa nutes, nearly fifteen thousund rupees were subscribed on
tive hus done his duty. the spot; the Bishop and Mr. Maddock subscribing one thousand each ; air. G. Cheap, Mr. Wm. Prinsep, Mr. James Prinsep and Mr. W. Carr (by Mr. W. We conclude by announcing, for the guidance of such Prinsep) 500 rupees each ; Sir Edward Ryan, Col. Pow. of the committee as were absent at the close of the proney and Mr. T. Smith, 300 each ; Mr. Shakespear 200, ceedings, that the committee will meet this afiernoon at MEETING AT THE SAILOR'S HOME.
At about quarter past 9 o'clock the meeting at the under temptation, and its uncontrolled indulgence in Sailor's Blome took place where the number present the use of arlent spirits. He determined to make the amounted to ten gentlemen, among whom we noticed attempt of establishing a Sailor's Home, and was glad to Messrs. Colvin and Cragg, Captain Vini, Balston, say, that with the assistance of his fellow creatures and Frazer, and the Reverend Mr. Boaz. It was moved by under Divine blessing, he had been enabled to carry Captain Vint, and secondeid by Mr. Colvin, that (ap. his intention into effect. The success which had ai. tain Frazer be requested to take the chair. It is neces-tended similar establishments in London, Liverpool, sary to say that several others joined afterwards. Leith, Boston and other sea port towns, it was to be
hoped would also crown their endeavours. In fact he Captain Frazer opened the proceedings of the day. I had no doubt of the result, if the Home received the by observing that when he was last in (alcutta, about three years ago, when an establishment like the Sailor's wide well doing as well as that of the sailor depended
support of the mercantile and shipping community, Home was acknowledged by many of his nautical
прon friends to be greatly needled, and it rejoiced him con.
its continued and respecjable existence. Already iderably to find on his recent arrival, that a Hoine had houses had been induced 10 close its' doors, and he
he was happy to announce, ono of the principal punch actually been established. This intelligence was the hoped that before the close of another year, all the minor more acceptable under the peculiar circumstances sinks would cease to exist. From a statement which he which brought him to Calcutta. The men of that held, drawn out from the police reports, it appeared unfortunate ship the Royal William, lately commanded that within the last six months, or from June to Decemby him, had now a comfortable home to receive them, ber, out of about 700 seamen, who had been living on where they were perfectly happy, and from whence
shore, 386 were accommodatad in punch houses, 303 they might hope io obtain respectable employment at the Home, and the rest it might be supposed were He would not trespass further upon the time of the in hospital, or straggling about the town. meeting with any observations on the utility of such satisfactory evidence of the great utility of the estalılish. an establishment, to which he was happy in giving his ment, and the benefits derivable from its operations, it personal testimony.
was worthy of renark, the men who had resorted to the Mr. Colvin atated that to give stability to such an Home, were generally of good character and sover institution, and successfully and permanenily to promote babits, and consequently when employed, invariably its interests and usefulne«s, required the mutual co. found capable of undertaking the performance of active operation of the commanders, owners and agents of duties, whereas men obtained through crimps, or from vessels. That an unanimous determination on the part the purlieus of Loll Bazar and other places, bad from of commanders would render the assistance of others long indulgence in liquor, and other debilitating vices, of secondary importance, and he hoped to find them berome so nervous, irritable, and shameless, that it was associated together for this exceedingly useful and bene- with difficulty they were inade to keep to their engageficial purpose.
ment, while they proved unfit to do any manner of work, The Reverend Mr. Boaz conceived that before pro. for some time after they had been on boardship. ceeding any further in the business for which the Our time and space will not permit us to proceed as meeting had assembled, a brief relation of the causes minutely into matters as we could desire; we shall there. which induced the establishment of the Home, would fore close this imperfect, but we nevertheless hope, ac• be of service to it, and profitably occupy the attention of ceplable report, with merely stating, that a general disthe gentlemen present.' Long before the successful esta position to support the excellent institution seemed to blishment of the Home, his attention was directed to prevail, and which practically carried into effect, cannot those sinks of corruption denominated Punch Houses ; but permanantly benefit the seamen of the port, and which, with the pernicious system of crimping, exten- secure the interests of owners and con manders of ves. sively prevailed in Calcutta, fostering the demoralizing sels. We shall again revert to the subject on some future effects of idleness, the natural bent of the human mind occasion.—Hurk. Mar. 1.
FIRES AT BHOWANIPORE AND DESTRUCTION OF GRAIN GOLAHS.
About fortnight, or twenty days ago, a great fire, vours almost useless, as the fire spread rapidly from occurred at Bhowanipore, which nearly destroyed the one point to another. whole of the extensive Bazar at the place, consumed about 20,000 maunds of rice and grain and did not We some time ago called the attention of the au. cease uotil a hundred and eighty thatched houses were thorities to the necessity of protecting the 'grain swept away.
golahs. The extensive, or perhaps large as yet exist
at Balleaghat and Tallygunge. If he two last mention. At the commencement of the present week another ed depots are burnt, the laboring classes may be reduced five destroyed about a hundred and fifty houses in the to the distress that now exists in the north westera vicinity, grain and articles of consumption were also provinces. Government should either protect the burnt. The Conservancy officers did their utmost, but golalis, or purchase the grain and deposit it in some
THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY CONNECTED WITH
THE PARENTAL ACADEMIC INSTITUTION,
The above meeting was held on Thursday evening, institution. It has been progressing onward, which in it the 1st instant, and consisted of about fifty gentlemen, self is an evidence in its favor. The meeting were not now chiefly subscribers to the institution and parents and called upon to record an opinion formed on the spot by guardians of the pupils.
the perusal of the report, but an opinion formed loug before
from other circumstances. Mr. Kirkpatrick allured to On the motion of Mr. M. Crow, seconded by Mr. C. the death of Nr. Lorimer, and to his zeal and undivided F. Byrn, the Rev. Mr. Boaz was called to the chair; energy in behalf of the school. Considering the small and with a few usual prefatory remarks, called on the recompense he got, how he wrote out his constitution in secretary to read the report. This document commenced performing the duties of this seminary, he might be by lamenting the loss which the institution had sustain. justly said to have fallen a victim to the cause of educa. ed during the year in the death of Mr. Lorimer, the tion. The annual exhibition was not, he thought, suffi. head teacher of the school. It then went on to detail cient to enable the public to form a proper estimate of the arrangements that had, in consequence, been necessa.
the qualifications of the pupils; he would suggest a plan rily arlopied; one of which was, that several of the pupils followerl in academies in England, which was to select of this school, who had been for years engaged in the one or two of the higher classes for examination, and work of education, had been promoted. This practice propose to them a series of questions which had been re. was followed by other public schools in Calcutta, and gistered, and record the answers which might be elicited it was a cause of great satisfaction to the committee to in the course of examination. This would not only enathink that the institution was enabled, to a very great ble those who were present to form an opinion but the extent, to look to itself for instruments for carrying on
published report embodying these answers would enable the work of education. The quarterly examinations had those at a distance to judge of the school. been held at the stated periods, and the annual examina. tion took place on the 15th of December last. The He then moved, that the report now read be approved report then enumerated the various branches of educa. and published for general information. Seconded by tion in which the pupils had been examined, which was Mr. S. Chill, carried unanimously. followed by extracts from the newspapers giving an account of the examination. The improvement in the tone The chairman, in putting the question, remarked that of education pursued at this and ollier similar institutions Mr. Kirkpatrick had coinpared the schools to was adverted to and mention made that this was the horses; but he thought ibat a school to do well, requiroldest institution of its kind, and had a large share in ed, like a horse, to be feit well. The meeting, therefore, producing that improvement. A list of the prizes award-could not properly approve of the report without doing ed at the last examination, with the names of the success. something towards wiping off the debis of the school, ful candidates next followed. On the 28th ultimo, the He had been lately at a meeting of the Sailor's Home, number of pupils in the school amounted to 213. The where, under similar circumstances, every one present resignation of Dr. Halliday, of the medical charge of had subscribed, which example be expected would be the school, in consequence of his departure from Calcutta, followed here. The Wesleyan Societies in America, and the appointment of Dr. F. Corbyn in his room, were always kept themselves a little in debt in order to noticed, and the reports of these gentlemen regarding the stimulate public charity ; but he for one did not aphealth of the pupils, which went to establish that the prove of debts, and would like to see the whole wiped children had been remarkably healthy, in consequence of off, and if the others subscribed he would add bis mite the great care and vigilance exercised over the culinary, at the end, the clothing, and other departments connected with their comforts. The pecuniary difficulties of the institution
A subscription paper was here handed round, and we were the next points noticed; but a sub.committee had observed several put down their names ; but we have been formed to remedy the evil, and its arrangements had not been able to ascertain the amount subscribed. effected great savings, so that it was hoped this measure, added to the realization of the outstanding balances, would, in some degree, relieve the institutioo. The de: 1 resolution he was about to put. It was not necessary to
Mr. C. Pote expected nothing but unanimity on the parture of Sir c. T. Metcalse, and his parting liberal talk on a subject which had been completely exhausted donation of a Rs 1,000 to the institution, as well a: another thousand from D. O. D. Sombre, Esq., formed by having been spoken of in every possible term of the last topic of comment in the report, and it concluded eulogium. The name of Sir Charles Metcalfe (Cheers) with expressions of gratitude to all the supporters of the recommends him to all India, nay to all the intellectual institution.
world, which has regarded his career, and borne testi. mony to his usefulness. Mi, Pole would, therefore, simply
read the resolution, and expect the unanimous concurs Mr. Kirkpatrick. - This institution is one of the first of rence of the meeting. He would, however, submit one the kind, and had, at its commencement, struggled with observation which had that moment occurred to him. great difficulties; but it has successfully overcome them, The long experience of Sir Charles Metcalfe in India, which must be a source of satisfaction to all connected and his mature judgment were well known to all. Now with it. The report had made allusion to the progress this great, good, and experienced man had marked out of the other seminaries, every one of which was, like the Parental Institution for his especial patronage, which horses in a race, endeavouring to gain the vantage ground circumstance was an evidence in its favor, and the exin obtaining favour. Under such circumstances, and ample of so great and good a man onght to be followed with a disinterested public, industry alone could com- by all who bave the good of India at heart. Indeed mand success. They would patronize the best candidale such an example could not fail to produce its due effect : for their favor, leaving alone ihose that were going back the Chairman had already pointed out the means and it Alloding to the paucity of examiners at the annual exami- seminary to support it with their purse. The resolution nation, he regretted the circumstance; but singled out was carried unanimously. Dr. Corbyn as an individual who, notwithstanding his arduous professional avocations, had always been at bis
On the motion of Mr. P. S. De Rozario, seconded post for ihe ten or twelve years part, and performed this by Mr. C. Kerr, it was resolved unanimously, that public duty. The institution he therefore ihought, owed Mr. W. Byrn and other gentlemen forming the coma great obligation to Dr. Corbyn. The following reso mittee of management, be re-elected for the ensuing year, lution was then moved by Mr. Pole, and seconded by and that Mr. Byrn be requested to continue in the office Mr. H. Andrews, and carried unanimously, with en of secretary to the institution. thusiastic cheers, every one present standing up.
The secretary then announced that Messrs. D'Costa
and Sturmer had resigned their seats in the committee, That concurring fully in the observations embodied in and Mr. H. B. Gardner said, that he had been autho. their report, this meeting desires respectfully to record its rized by Mr. James Wood to say, that he also begged 10 grateful sense of the liberal and encouraging disposi withdraw, in order to make room for others who might tion so uniformly evinced by Sir C. T. Metcalfe lo- give to the commitiee a fresh impulse. He said Èu. wards the institution.
ropeans as well as East Indians were supporters of the in.
stiiution; but the committee consisted exclusively of the The chairman related an anecdote of Dr. Dodridge. latter, he would, therefore, propose that the Rev. Mr. The Doctor had been to see a good girl on the bed of Boaz, now in the chair, should he added to the list of its sickness, and observed to her as a consolation that members, every body loved her : she, in the simplicity of her
Mr. M. Crow, adverting to Mr. Gardner's remark heart, replied, because she loved every body. The same might be said of Sir Charles ; every body loved of the management, it was not his intention to address the
on the resignation of Mr. Wooil, observed, that as one him because he loved every body.
chair, but an opportunity having presented itself he
would take advantage of it. An observation similar to Dr. Corbyn, had some experience in the progress of that of Mr. Gardner had been made at the last annual education on this side of India ; and looked upon some meeting, on which occasion it was stated, that new blood of the leading public seminaries as doing the greatest ought to be infused into the exbausted veios of the good: but this institution he regarded as the principal committee, in order to give fresh impulse to its motiods. among them. Here education was given in all its most In consequence of this observation, some new members useful branches, and civil and religious liberty formed had been added to the committee, and that, he (Mr. the great foundation of the structure. The education Crow) was selected as one of the number. The report was solid : the pupils learnt not by rote, but their un he said, adverted to certain improvements made in the derstanding was cultivated. Their compositions had course of the year in the imporiant department of finance, astonished many Englishmen. A gentleman who had by a sub-committee of the management. He begged 10 closely examined the classes at the last annual exhibi. state distinctly, that none of the new members were ia tion, had lately met him and expressed his astonishment this sub-cominittee, and that, therefore, in the credit due at the answers which the boys had given to his questions to its measures of economy, the new members had no in Latin. This was Mr. Picans, a man fully capable of further share than that of approving of those measures. judgiug on such a subject. This was the reason that Mr. Crow concluded by proposing, that Messrs. P. S. Sir Charles Metcalfe patronized this seminary; be De Rozario and J. Graham be added to the committee, bad told Dr. Corbyn, that he considered this institution of great service to the public, not only as a source Mr. Kirkpatrick observed. that Mr. Graham was at froin which well qualified public servants could be that time absent from Calcutta and could not, therefore, obtained, but also as a means of encouraging morality enter upon his labours as a member of the committee in society, by making useful men of so many who with The therefore proposed that Mr. Wood continue to ocout education would bave proved an evil to the commu. cupy his seat until Mr. Graham's arrival, nity. These were the causes of the general patronage
Mr. Pote commented at some length upon the infu. add good-will which this institution enjoyed. He
sion of new blood into the exhausted veins of the commits moved the following resolution :
lee, and, we believe, proved that it was good or better
than that of any new member who could be chosen. That this meeting begs to offer its best aeknowledg. ments to his friends and supporters of the institution for The Rev. Mr. Boaz and Mr. P. S. De Rozario were the continuance of their ajd ia promotiog its interests. hen duly elected.
Mr. Kirkpatrick, supported by Mr. Gardner, request, The Rev. Mr. Campbell, in seconding the resolution, ed that a statement of the funds be laid on the table. observed, that this institution bad laid the public under great obligation, by giving the first impulse to scholastic Mr. Crow observed, that there could be no objection education in India. The first discoverer was always to the measure itself; but that it was informal and out entitled to grealer praise then those who followed up his of order, ia asmuch as it was contrary to a standing law footsteps. He had heard of objections to the variety of the society, the purport of which was, that none but and exient of studies pursued in this school; but con- subscribers to the institution were eligible to take a share sidering the comparatively short time which children in the financial management, and that the present meetwere kept in school in this country, he thought it was ing, being composed of many who were not subscribers, necessary to give them information on a variety of sub- it was not competent to vote on the question. jects. Schools and universities only laid a foundation, ihe finish could be given by individual exertions after:
After a good deal of desultory conversation on this wards. He adverted to the arrears not paid up by pa. lof the accounts having been placed on the table, and
subject, the proposition was withdrawn, and an abstract rents and guardians, and said they ought to be ashamed of it. This institution he said was based on liberty and Messrs, Kirkpatrick and Gordon expressing themselves Christianity, and served as a neucles for the diffusion of satisfied, the proposition was withdrawn on the ground knowledge to the most parts distant provinces of India to pointed out by Mr. Crow. which young men brought up here would resort. He The thanks of the meeting were then voted to the
As some misrepresentation appears to have gone peculiarly objects for charitable consideration, next abroad in respect to the nature of Dwarkanath Tagore's indeed to the lepers ; and there seemed a feeling on his munificent bequest to the District Charitable Society, mind that the amount already adverted to might with we have sought and obtained information upon the sub- the greatest benefit to humanity be principally, if not ject, and now beg to lay it before our reailers, in the solely, devoted to the relief of the class iu question. Oa shape of a copy of the letter of the trustees to the so- this point, however, nothing need now be determined, ciety :
but as it would doubtless be desirable to consult the 'The Hon. Sir Edward Ryan, Kr., &c &c. &c. wishes of Dwarkanath Tagore in the appropriation of
President of the District Charitable Society. This gift, and he may continue to entertain in the sentiment Honorable Sir.- Our friend Dwarkanath Tagore he expressed to us, touching regular alms or a kind of prior to his leaving Calcutta, requested that we would Asylum for the destitute blind, we shall feel greatly undertake for him ihe necessary arrangements connected obliged, if you would give directions, for our being fura with the disposal of one lac of rupees, which sum it is nished with any information which the records of the his desire to appropriate to the accomplishment of some District Charitable Society can afford, respecting the charitable object in this city. Dwarkanath desired state of the poorest class of blind persons in Calcutta. that the disbursement of the amount so to be appro. The means the poorest class have of obtaining assistance priated, might be in some measure connected with the in the progress of diseases of the eyes ; and the numbers operations and objects of that excellent institution, the and condition of such as, deriving no benefit from the aid District Charitable Society, and for that purpose he afforded, are ultimately deprived of the blessing of sight. requested us to place ourselves in communication with We need scarcely add that we shall at all times be liapthe president. In now soliciting your permission to do py to do ourselves the bonor of waiting upon you per. so, we have the satisfaction of knowing that we could sonally respecting any matter connected with the dona. not apply for advice or aid to enable us to carry the tion, the nature and extent of which, we request you present bequest into effect to any one so well qualified I will do us the favor to announce to the Districi Chari. to afford both in the most valuable degree or more ca- table Society. pable of entering into the charitable views and benevo. We have the honor to remain, Hon. Sir, jeot intentions of our friend. It is the desire of Dwar.
Your obedient humble servants, kanath Tagore that, to whatever branch of charity the
(Sigoed) H. M. PARKER. fund may ultimately be appropriated, it should be
W. PRINSEP. called Dwarkanath Tagore's Fund. The interest on
PROSUNNOOCOMAR TAGORE. the one lac of rupees before mentioned will be devoted
Calcutta, Feb. 20, 1838. to the maintenance of this fund, the principal to be in.
We are informed that upon the receipt of the above, vested in good mortgages in the name of certain trustees; the District Charitable Society resolved to endeavour to the detailed wishes of the donor on these points are in obtain accurate knowledge regarding the condition of our possession.
the blind poor in Calcutta, and in the mean time nomj. In conversation with ourselves, Dwarkanath Tagore nated a sub-committee to confer with the central com. appeared to be under an impression, that one class of mittee, as to the best mode of appropriating the money. indigent persons in this city, vis, the poor blind, were - Englishman, March 4.
COURT MARTIAL ON CORNET ROCHE.
The court-martial on Cornet Roche, which has even such instant chastisement as the usual infirmity of lately been published to the army, calls, in our opinion, human temper would have excused, for the insult; and for some commentary, with the view of placing that yet Mr. Roche has been made the object of what it is young officer's case on a footing even more creditable not too weighty a description of term, persecution for seto him than what his essentially full acquittal males veral montlis, on shipboard and shore together. He was it appear, although backed by the opinion of the Com- a passenger on the Thomas Grenville, coming out with mander-in Chief, which leaves no slur attachable to several officers, including one of the lieutenant colonels the Cornet's character. We are well acquainted with of his regiment, to join ; and it appears from official do the facts of the case, as given in evidence, and nothing cuments which we have seen, that he was kept in close can show more strongly how impossible it is for even the arrest, and not allowed to come upon deck when any most mild and the best conducied officer (in all social other of the passengers were there, nor before nightfall, relations) to pass through his professional life without nor after eight in the morning, and all this for no reason, being subjected to trial by court-martial. Here is another than ihat he had resenied a rude man's insolence, instance of a young man of quiet, gentlemanly, and to the extent we have described – having never given extremely inoffensive manners, dragged before a tribunal the slightest provocation to call the insolence forth! Mr. of military justice, at the very outset of his career, be. Roche had only just entered the service before he sailed cause he was subjected to the outrageous abuse of an from England, so that he was totally without experience, ill-mannered mate of a ship, and, alter -much forbear- and therefore, when the vessel touched at the Cape, ho ance, resented it by knocking the offender down, as did not know how to seek the protection of the Governor the charge alleges, but by only, as the fact was, push- or Commander-in-Chief there, and it seems, Sir Benja. ing him off from him indignantly with his open hand. mio D'Urban (we must suppose either misinformed, or There was not only not the slightest aggression on Mr. strangely misunderstanding the true statement) enforced