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The first case to which he begged to draw their parti but if the deceased was in a condition which made him cular attention, was that of Hurree Mug, for the murde sufficiently conscious that he had but a short time to live, of his infant child, John Pereira. The particulars of it, nd made a declaration as to the manner of his death, from the depositions before him, appear to be these hat declaration is held voted in the eye of the law. It Lydia Francisca, the mother of the child, appears ts for the jurymen to satisfy themselves whether the have been the mistress of the prisoner, who resided a leceased, at the time he made these declaration, was in Sibtollah Lane, and was at the time the crime is alleged that state. In conclusion, the judge said, that the deto have been committed by the prisoner, an ayah in the ceased's depositions as they were on oath could be read employ of a lady, named Ogilvie, who resided at Chow as evidence before the jurymen. ringhee, where the prisoner was likewise entertained a short time previous to this murder as a cook. For somed with highway robbery, for taking from the person of reasons unknown, he became dissatisfied with his service. E. W. Bowbear, a gold watch. It appears that whilst and wished Lydia Francisca to quit the employ an Mr. Bowbear was watching in the streets for a friend return to live with him. This she refused to do untiat night, the prisoner came up to him and snatched out she had earned a sufficient sum to enable her to liquidate of his watch-fob a gold watch, and in doing so also tore some debts which she then owed. This refusal enraged he prosecutor's fob. The question it will be for the jury the prisoner, who, on the 27th of March, returned to determine is, whether that force which the law requires home, and on leaving the premises was heard to declare to constitute a high-way robbery which should be attend"very well, there are two lives, one here and the othered with violence and fear, was exemplified on this occa with me." He was then followed to his house by the sion. In the case of the King versus Morne, it was decidpolice peons, where the infant was shortly afterwarded by twelve judges, that when a person has a guard chain discovered murdered. It is for the grand jurymen under round his neck and violence is used to that degree as by these circumstances to consider who had murdered the two or three jerks to break this guard-chain, it constitutes a highway robbery; but where no such chain is worn The other case of murder, was one of more difficulty from the person, and this, like picking pockets, is not or violence is used, the crime is one simply of taking it was that of Prosper Milliner, a Frenchman, who was accused of the murder of a syce named Buckaollah. The the jury to determine whether in this case, which is a capital offence. Therefore it will be very material for statement, as gleaned by Judge from the depositions of about to be submitted to them, that violence had been the witnesses in this case, which he remarked are very used which would legally constitute it a capital offence confused, are these. Two French sailors were on the night of the 4th of March last, met on the Chitpoor road of violence having been used are more clear, particularly With regard to the other three cases, the proofs by the deceased, and another syce between the hours of in one of them. In conclusion, the judge informed the 8 and 9 o'clock P. M. and without any cause or provocation, as deposed to by the witnesses for the prosecution, Jurymen that if they required his aid in elucidating any one of these sailors wounded Buckaollah, the deceased, to them, he would be must happy to offer them all the legal points in any of the cases which would be submitted with a knife, which he then held in his grasp, from the aid in his power. These were, he said all the cases to effects of which wound he lingered till the 5th of March which he would beg to draw their particular attention at at the Native Hospital in the Dhurrumtollah road and then died. It will be for the gentlemen of the jury to decide primarily whether the prisoner was the person who had wounded the deceased; and secondly, whether at the time the prisoner, if they are, satisfiei he is the man who had wounded the deceased, there was not any -affray, and whether the prisoner had not been struck by any person before he wounded the deceased; and if so, whether the deceased was a party concerned in this affray T. Barfoot deposed, that he lived in No. 2, China or not. It has been proved, that the prisoner had bought Bazar-Street, the prisoner, previous to his confinement, these knives for his professional purpose. Now it has was a khansama in deponent's service for one year. been provided by the law, that if any person has at the Deponent, in consequence of some suspicions, accom time any deadly weapons in his hand which he happened panied by to police peons and a servant of his named to have by him without any avowed purpose of wound. Ameer Khan, searched the prisoner's house near the ing or injuring any person, and he happens to be struck Hindoo College. Prisoner was at the deponents house. by any person in an affray and retaliates with this One of his servants pointed out the prisoner's house to weapon, and thus causes the death of the person who him. Then Mr. McCann produced the articles, and Mr. had struck him, the crime which he in that case is guilty Barfoot identified them to be his property, because they of, is only manslaughter; for to constitute the crime of matched with his set, a portion of which he produced murder, it is requisite that a degree of malice and pre-n the Court, and he identified likewise a work box to meditation on the part of the criminal must be proved. be his daughter's property.

or not.

sessions which may require his observations to them, present; perhaps there may be more sent in during this and if so he would do so.

Mahomed Ruffick was tried for stealing, on the 30th of March last, several crockery plates, &c. from the premises of T. Barfoot. Prisoner pleaded not guilty.

This closed the case for the prosecution.

But though this is a fundamental principal to constitute Honeeskhan being dead, the thanadar who accompathe crime of murder, yet it is not absolutely requisite in nied Mr. Barfoot in the search corroborated his evidence every case; for example, when a man has been proved regarding this search. to be what the law terms the general enemy of mankind, in a case where a person shoots with a gun indiscrimi. The prisoner said, that the property was his for a nately into a crowd and wounds and kills some person or long time, and that he had purchased them and brought persons in it, he is guilty of the crime of murder. There hem from China. He further said that Mrs. Barfoot are besides the evidence already alluded to, the dying was in the habits of sending out her ayah's with goods depositions of the deceased, taken by Mr. C. K. Robison, o conceal, and charging servants to whom arrears of one of the Magistrates of the Police office, in the priso-vages were due, with having taken them, and that he ner's presence, and explained to him by Mr. P. Delmar,ad adopted such a course against 25 persons in order the interpreter. This the grand jurymen can have read o get rid of them, and their wages, and the ayah had before them, because the law provides that whenever any n one instance been detected in thus conveying some deponent in a criminal case dies before the trial of the poons away for that purpose, which she confessed. He case at the sessions, that depositions taken on oath, may ikewise added, toat Mr. Barfoot was a person who was be read as evidence during the trial. Besides this, there capable of swearing to anything, because he quarrelled are the dying declarations of the deceased, as declared daily twenty times with Mrs. Barfoot, and then broke


tressed circumstances and very thirsty, and that a person named Long had accomodated him with lodgings gratis at his house in Coiroo Mehter's Lane. Deponent compassionated his case and gave him some money and treated him with a glass of grog. Whilst thus engaged they met Mr. Long, and the prisoner advised deponent, as it was late, to retire and sleep that night at Long's house, the American flag punch house. Deponent having obtained Long's consent to this proposition, left the Cape of Good Hope for the American flag, in comver-pany of Long and the prisoner. At about 8 o'clock P. M. or gun-fire, after their arrival at Long's punch-house, deponent gave Long some money, and he brought him a bottle of port wine and another of brandy, which they finished there and then. They all retired to sleep. Deponent laid himself on a cot in Long's house, and felt very unwell and was restless all the night, but he was not intoxicated. Shortly after deponent had laid down on the cot, the prisoner came to him and wished to cover him with a quilt, but deponeut objected and said, that he felt himself warm enough without it. Soon after this the prisoner put his hand into deponent's pocket and drew out a sock from it, in which were the 12 notes and a memorandum of their numbers, given to deponent with the notes by Mr. Prinsep's sircar. After he had emp. tied the sock of these notes and this memorandum, he attempted to replace the empty sock in deponent's pocket, in doing which deponent who had been dosing all this time, started up and collared the prisoner and taxed him with the theft. The prisoner then threw the notes down under the cot and a tempted to tear the memorandum of their numbers. In this he was prevented by deponent, who snatched the paper out of his hands and called to Mr. Long and desired him to get a constable to take the prisoner into custody. Long then came into deponent's room and helped him to pick up the notes, and they picked up ten of them at that time from under the cot. Long then went out for a constable, after he had stationed four chokedars at the door to prevent any person during his absence from entering or leaving the house. During Long's absence the prisoner struggled hard to escape, and said that these notes were his property. Long returned at about one o'clock P. M., with a constable, to whose custody deponent delivered up the prisoner. The constable took the prisoner to the police office and searched his person, to see if he had the other two missing notes about him, but found no money on his person, He then returned with deponent to Long's house, and, on searching the room again, they succeeded in finding the other two notes lying on the floor near the door of the room in which this transaction had occurred.

Deponent called three witnesses who confirmed these allegations of his.

The learned Judge then summed up the case, detailing the evidence, stating the law, and expressing the points as to the identifying these articles, which Mr. Barfoot had admitted were a very common pattern in the bazar. In conclusion he said, that if the prisoner was convicted of stealing even one of the articles, it was enough to find him guilty of the crime for which he was tried, which was simple.

The jury, after a short consultation, returned a dict of guilty.

After the verdict had been recorded, the prisoner was sentenced to two years' imprisonment in the house correction and there to be kept to hard labor.


The grand jury submitted to the judge to-day a petition relative to a commission issued in the case of an inquiry in a case of lunacy. The judge, on perusing it, said that he would direct the clerk of the Crown to lay the papers regarding it before the grand jury, to-morrow, if possible, and if they think fit they can, on its perusal, make a presentment to the court which would order the clerk of the Crown to prefer an indictment on that presentment against the person mentioned in the presentment. The petition was signed by D. Ross the foreman of the special jury, who sat on that inquiry of lunacy for himself and his fellow jurymen.

In the course of the day the grand jury returned true bills against the following individuals:

Abdoollab, for stealing on the 2d March last several articles of to the value of 25 rupees, from the house of Messrs. Cockerell and Co. in Clive Street.

George Lloyd and George Morgan, charged with stealing from the person of W. Tippen, on the night of the 14th March 1838, by force and violence, a musica snuff box valued at 14 rupees.

Pooteeram. For having stolen, on the night of the 22nd March, a wooden box containing several brass articles, the property of Kidernauth Bose and his uncle Nundolal Bose, from their house in Puttuldangah.

James Arnold, charged with having stolen from the person of Henry Perks, on Friday, the 16th March 1838, 12 Bank of Bengal notes to the value Rs 950 the property of the prosecutors.

Mahomed Ruffick, for stealing on the 30th March, from the house of his master T. Barfoot, in China Bazar, several articles of crockery-ware, glasses and a toilet box.

On cross-examination deponent stared, that he did not

True bill against Meah Jaun for robbing from the person of Bebee Deljaun two gold chains to the value of 200 rupees, at her house in Cossitollah, The judge voluntarily give the notes into the prisoner's hands to remarked, that a true bill for stealing, and not robbing keep them for him, on account of being too much ineshould be returned; the jury altered the finding con-briated at the time, and that they were not turned out of sequently.

Henry Lemsele, for robbing from the person of Ed-the Cape of Good Hope punch-house, because it was getting late, nor had the doors shut on them, and he ward William Bowbear a gold McCabe watch at Rs 250 No. 8157, on the 23d March 1838.-Hurkaru, never bore the prisoner any ill-will, nor did he promise to give Long 50 rupees if he would get the prisoner April 18. transported.


(Before Sir E. Ryan, and a Petit Jury.) James Arnold was tried for stealing from the person of Henry Perks 12 bank of Bengal notes, of the value Co's Rs 950.

The prisoner pleaded not guilty.

Henry Perks deposed, that he resides at Coiroo Mehters Lane, and is an engineer employed by William Prinsep, Esq. He has known the prisoner for upwards of two years. The prisoner was formerly a Boatswain to some trading vessel. On the 16th of March last deponent met the prisoner, at about 1 o'clock P. M., at the Cape of Good Hope punch house in the Lall Bazar

Constable T. Ware produced the notes, and the deponent recognized them to be the notes stolen from his person by the prisoner, and compared their Nos. with the memorandum in his possession, and said that they corresponded with the Nos. on the notes themselves.

The witness, George Long, corroborated the testimony of the first witness and said, that he had known the pri soner for about 18 months, a great part of which time he had lived at deponent's house, where monies had. often been lying within his reach and if he had chosen to steal any he could have done it often, without fear of detection; but he never did it. This is his first appearance of this nature. Deponent positively swore that he saw the prisoner take the sock out of Perk's pocket,

Two sets of petit jurymen were impannelled to-day,

back into it. The cross-examination of this witness by to-day. The Chief Justice suggested to the jurymen, the prisoner elicited answers which excited the risibility whether it would not be better, as perhaps some of the persons present in the Court, and even brought of the persons implicated in this transaction, and occasionally a smile over the countenance of the worthy the witnesses which may be required, might be rejudge, and set some of the jurymen alaughing. For sidents beyond the jurisdiction of this Court, which example, he said to the prisoner; "When I saw you, might cause great delay, to band, as he had himself Jimmy, take out the sock from Perk's pocket, I got up formerly contemplated, on a perusal of these deposias fast as I could, but you and Perk's were too quick tions, the papers to some magistrate of the police for me. Jimmy, my rooms have walls and even doors of Calcutta, to make an investigation in this matter, and - and windows. Jimmy, no house is built without them. then hand them up with the deposi ions to this Court for I did not see you through a hole in the wall but through trial during the ensuing season. But, if they preferred the door, where I was laying down and enjoying my to investigate the matter themselves, and make a presentglass of grog and a cheroot, which I always take before ment on the case to the Court it was for them to decide. 1 go to bed. I told you it was too bad of you to rob The foreman of the grand jury replied, that he and Perk's in this way after his kindness to you. I am not his fellow jurymen preferred adopting the judge's a crimp but a register of seamen. You may call me suggestion. what you like, it matters not to me. My house is not a dirty little hovel; it was good enough to shelter you in to prevent the Court from being at a stand in its busiit at any rate: nor are my neighbours a parcel of black-ness in the event of the jury which took up the first case, eys as you call them. They are Portuguese, and I being delayed in pronouncing their verdict on it from have a friendly understanding with them all, in a neigh- difference of opinion, and the gentleman selected, were barly way, to be sure. They are good sort of folk-desired to be in attendance at 10 o'clock A.M. for that much better than you, it would seem, Jimmy. I never purpose. agreed to take 50 rupees from Perks to get you transport ed, and never heard Perks say a word about it. It would be an insult to me if he said so. I thought at the time Perks came with me to my house, that he had stowed the money away at the Bank as I had advised him in the early part of the day to do so; for when I spake to him about it, he said that he had planted it safe, and did not know that they were by him till you robbed him of them. We did not go reeling drunk from the Cape of Good Hope to my house, nor were we turned out. Perks does not drink grog; every day, and he was sober when he collared you for the theft," The prisouer remarked that he had a good six hour's sleep to sober him. Deponent said, that Perks was neither asleep nor awake at the time, but a snoring.

The prisoner, in his defence, said, that when Perks went with him to Long's he was to pay, and had been turned out of the other punch house. Before retiring to sleep he took out the sock and began to count the notes, but through intoxication he was unable to do this. Prisoner then asked him to let him take charge of the notes for him till he awoke sober, and the deponent handed them to him. He had no witnesses to call.

The jury, after the judge had summed up the case to

The learned judge then summed up the case, laying down the law and detailing the evidence, and said that the crime of which the prisoner stood charged was stealing from the person, and not a capital felony. He then informed the jury, that the only point at issue, is whether the prisoner had, as deposed on the part of the pro-them, brought on a verdict of guilty of stealing from the secution, taken the notes out of Perk's pocket feloniously, house; and the judge sentenced the prisoner to two which, if true, and two persons have sworn to it as a fact, years imprisonment in the house of correction. appears strange, that as they were both awake at the time, and sober when the prisoner took the sock out, they did not instantly seize him but allow him time to empty the sock of its contents, and not to collar him till he went to replace the sock in Perk's pocket: or whether it is likely that Perks had given the notes to the prisoner to take charge of for him, whilst intoxicated, as stated by the prisoner. It seems that by Long's account that this is his first offence of this kind, although temptations were in his way before and after. This is the chief point for the jury to determine.

The grand jury returned true bills in the following cases to day:

Punchunand Doss, for barglariously entering the house of Ramsoonder Mullick and stealing property therefrom.

The jury, after a long retirement of near two hours, brought in a verdict of acquittal, and the judge ordered the prisoner to be released.

Poolooram was tried for burglariously entering the house of Kiddernath, and stealing from thence several articles, the property of the prosecutor. The prisoner pleaded not guilty.

The particulars of this case are briefly these: The prosecutor went, about a month ago, for one day and night to Kidderpoor, leaving his house in charge of Hurronunder Doss, On his return, he found that his house had been burglariously entered during his absence, and several articles taken from thence. The thanadar of the thana was the person who had arrested the prisoner, with some of the goods in his hand. He, when challenged, gave a false name, but the thanadar recognized him to be an old offender, and took him into custody with the goods which the prosecutor's servant claimed to be his master's property. The prisoner and the articles were then taken in custody to the police office. The goods were recognized by the prosecutor to be his property. Owing to the servant who was left in charge of the house during the prosecutor's absence, being laid up with the small pox, he could not come to Court and prove the burglarious entry into the prosecutor's house, and the present charge therefore verged into barely stealing from the house.

The prisoner in his defence said, that this was a malicious conspiracy of the thanadar and his myrmidons. It was proved that he was an old offender.

APRIL 18, 1838.

In the case of the petition presented by the grand jury yesterday, regarding their wish to have the papers and the deposition in the case of a commission of lunacy which had lately been held in this Court, and in which

Dabee Sing and Doonkul Sing, with having stolen wearing apparel, the property of Golab Sing, a durwan in the employ of Rustomjee, Cowasjee and Co.

fant child.
Harree Mug, for the murder of John Pereira, his in-

Cheedam Ram Shaw and Ruggonath, for stealing from the house of Sabboo Raur, at Garrenbattah, vari

ous articles of value against the first, and the other two for receiving the same.

Nowcaure, for stealing several articles from the house of Ajeem.

No true bill against Khaudim, duftry, Cauloo, duftry and Gungaram, for stealing from the presidency pay-office paper to the value of 70 rupees.

The grand jury was then adjourned till Saturday



By Cholera....


Small pox......
Miscellaneous diseases...


EXECUTION AT HOOGHLY.-On the morning of the 21st instant, a notorious sirdar dacoit, of the name of Nundo Chung, expiated his crimes upon the scaffold in front of the criminal jail at Hooghly, in the presence of an immense concourse of spectators. He died as he had lived, a hardened villain, sing ng Bengallee songs on his way to the gallows, and shouting hurree bol! hur-at ree bol upon the scaffold, until the drop fell and put a period to his existence. He was a nephew of the celebrated Radha, dacoit, who was executed on the same spot in 1832, and suffered for his share in a docoity attended with murder, which occurred in the house of one Mohun Sautra, at the village of Bansberria, in the month of October last. The example which has been made of this man and his gang (the greater part of whom has been sentenced to imprisonment for various periods) will, it is believed, be of the greatest use in putting a stop to dacoity in the Hooghly district.


CUTTA. The following appears to be the number of deaths which have taken place amongst the Hindoo inhabitants of Calcutta, from the 13th to the 18th instant, as appears from the reports of the two burning ghauts.



AN ENGLISH SCHOOL AT TRIBENNY.-The Probhakur announces the establishment of an English school at Tribenny, ziliah Hooghly, by Baboo Jugguth Chunder Sein and Peary Mohun Sein, for the education of such children, whose parents have no means to pay for their


FIRE AT MOJEELPOOR.-A destructive fire happened Mojeelpoor in the 24-Pergunnahs, on or about the 28th of last month. The number of houses burnt, principally thatched, and some brick built, was about a couple of hundred.

RAIN. On the night of the 10th instant, a most refreshing shower of rain fell at Chinsurah, Bhautparab, Haulishahur, Kauchraparah, and many other places, over an extent of about fourteen miles, on both sides of

the river; so that all the tanks which had been completely dry a short time back, were filled. The shower was preceded by a north-wester which destroyed several dingies a little to the south of the nulla called the Banger-khaul.


MUNICIPAL COMMITTEE. -The Municipal or Town Improvement Committee, has closed its labours, and, we presume, made its final report to Government on the subject of the investigations on which it was deputed.


CHOLERA. The havoc made by the cholera among the Hindoos is very extensive, and the cremation fires, are seen blazing in all directions, day and night. The So ra. deaths among the Mahomedans are not less few. pidly have they died, indeed, that their undertakers cannot afford time to bury them sufficiently deep,and the carcases are, in consequence, exhumed by the jackalls and pariah dogs, and exhibit a most disgusting spectacle. Several Europeans and East Indians, have likewise fallen sacrifices to the malignant pestilence.

Drs. H. H. Goodeve, W. B. O'Shaughnessy and Egerton, take particular interest in it. There are already a great many patients fed and lodged there. The number of beds provided are twenty-four.

THE MANILLA PIRATES.-The six Manilla pirates, who were released on the Queen's free pardon on

The reader must recollect that by our last report, the Saturday last, have subsequently been apprehended by

number was 927 from the 1st to the 12th.

the police authoities, whose intention in so doing, is to have them conveyed from this country to the Dutch Government, to be tried by that Government, as the men whom they had murdered were Dutchmen.

STORM AT CONENAGORE. About nine o'clock on the night of the 19th instant, there was a violent storm at Conenagore, which threw down upwards of a hun. dred thatched houses, and laid prostrate between six and eight hundred trees of different species and sizes. Brick ballustrades of pucka houses were also blown down. The blast was extremely powerful towards the river side, and near Hurrosoonder Dutt's ghaut especially, where

JOINT MAGISTRATES AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF Police. -It is said that an order has passed the Council

A NEW, HOSPITAL.-A hospital has, since the begin-Chamber, sanctioning the appointment of joint-magis. ning of the current month, been established an the pre-rates, on a monthly salary of five hundred rupees, and mises of the Medical College, for the benefit, principally, superintendents of police from amongst the uncoveof the students of that excellent institution. It consists nanted branches of the service, on a salary of 800 ruof two wards, namely the medical and surgical.

pees per mensem.

A WHITE CROW.-The strange phenomenon of a white erow, was observed at the police office recently. The bird came out of a nest in the police office and has been captured and retained by Mr. Blacquiere, the magistrate.

BANK OF BENGAL. Mr. Henderson has been appointed Deputy Secretary and Treasurer to the Bank of Bengal, on a monthly salary of Co.'s Rs 1,000, from the 1st proximo.

Mr. Lee succeeds Mr. Henderson as accountant on a monthly salary of Co.'s Rs 600, and Mr. Plumb, of the Treasury department, fills up the vacancy, occasioned by Mr. Lee's promotion, on a monthly salaryof Co.'s Rs 400.

This arrangement will give, we are assured, very general satisfaction; and reflects equal credit on those

RIOTERS AT BARRACKPORE.-It is said that ou several tions, and when ready, will be sent up to Futtyghur by nights for some weeks past it has been the amusement of one of the inland steamers to be mounted in the Agency certain of the swelling spirits of the cantonment, Bluster. at that place, upon appropriate field carriages, from ed, it may be, with the flowing cup and full of mischief, whence they will be forwarded on to the Political to perambulate the streets, singing here, screeching Agent at Loodianah, for presentation to the Maha there, and wherever a decent gate offered, of some parti Rajah. cularly quiet family long a-bed, the same has been torn and twisted off its hinges, one half transported east, the other west, and haply left floating in some moderate of the Lord Bishop of Calcutta, accompanied by the BISHOP'S TOUR-It is reported, that it is the intention ly distant tank, or shattered at the bottom of a conve. Archdeacon of the diocese (who also we believe, comnient ditch. On one occasion, when a guard which had bines in his person the joint offices of Chaplain and been kept till-mid-night on the premises for their pro- secretary to his Lordship) to proceed, in all June or tecton, had been withdrawn, our heroes assembled by July, upon a tour of visitation to the eastward. the spot and with continued hooting, howling, hammering, and hurras, alarmed the whole neighbourhood,: frightening, in particular, an invalid female into serious FAMINE. The most distressing accounts of the effects convulsions, from which she was not recovered without of the famine, still continue to be received from the great difficulty. On another it is understood, we can north western provinces. Every exertion is made by the scarcely yet believe it possible, that their madness wealthier inhabitants to feed the famished population; gave the means of escape from his den in the park but despite their care, hundreds are daily perishing managerie to a tiger, whom we incontinently heard of through sheer starvation. Rs 88,943-14-8 have been as slaughtering the cattle around him, and who was not subscribed by the residents of Calcutta, for the relief of again secured until after the lapse of some hours, and the famishing unfortunates. from whose ferocity, that no accident occurred, involving loss of perhaps more than one human life, was extremely providential.

ORDNANCE OFFICERS' BRIGADE COMMANDS-It is understood in quarters interested in the result, that the reference which is said to have been made to the Supreme Government regarding the claim of ordnance officers to succeed to brigade commands, has been de

cided in their favour.

THE LATE MR. ROBERTSON'S.-Three balloons, belonging to the estate of the late aëronant Mr. D. Robertson, and which coast him according to the catalogue 2,300 rupees were also put up, and brought the enormous sum of fifty rupees for the whole three!

STEAM AND GAS. -Two prospectuses are now in circulation, one of an inland steam communication and the other for lighting Calcutta with gas, both projected by Mr. Suwerkrop, a Civil Engineer. We think both schemes well worthy of patronage.


DHARJELING.-A gentleman residing at Dharjeling, the Government steam vessel Enterprize, was put up writes ip raptures of the scenery and climate. The forfor sale on the 26th instant at Messrs. Moore, Hickeymer, he says, is most magnificent, and the latter most and Co.'s auction, but not sold, the highest bid invigorating. Thermometer at 8 A. M. 50, in the shade, being only 12,000 rupees. and at 1 P. M. 58 on the 24th ultimo, during the night of which, snow fell in the neighbouring hill. Seven days were occupied by him in reaching the station from tabya-two to the foot of the hills and five among part of the journey; but work-people were collecting them in the ascent. The road was very bad the latter for the purpose of repairing it, when Mr.. thinks the distance may be accomplished in three days from the plain. The Government have ordered a bazar to be

TREASURY ADVANCES.-The Government, will immedi-formed as there is nothing of the kind at present. The ately re-open the treasury for the purchase of Bills secured neighbourhood contains all the materials for erecting by shpping documents. The rate of exchange has not substantial houses-excellent timber, good stone and been mentioned with certainty; but it has been quoted ime, and man alone is wanting to bring these good at 2-2 per Co.'s rupee, at six months' sight. things together for the accommodation of visitors. In a few years, a visit to Dharjeling will be as practicable as one to Simla, and at much less cost of time and money.

CHOLERA. The cholera still rages most fiercely and about two scores of persons are carried off per diem by it, within the town and suburbs of Calcutta.

PRESENTS FOR RUNJEET SING.-It is said, that Go. vernment have issued instructions for the immediate preparation in the Cossipore Foundry of two brass 9-pounder howitzers, mounted complete for field service, intended as a present from the Governor-General to MahRajah Runjeet Singh. The Howitzers are to be hand

AN EXTRAORDINARY BOY.-There is at present an extraordinary boy, the son of a venerable Hindoo Priest, NATIVE PREJUDICES.-The Hindoo community in named Nobokisto Gosain, and aged apparently about five Bengal, and the greater part of the Mahomedans in it, years of age. He resides at Malparah in zillah Hooghly. have declined eating the refined Dhoba sugar, in future, He has mustachios and beard the same as a grown up because it is refined with bones, consequently they deem man, the latter being more than an inch long. He is it to be impure to use for their domestic purposes. This stated to have been born with these appendages, but has lowered the price of the refined sugar considerably they were not, at the time of his birth, in that degree of in the markets here. perfection at which they have now arrived, as they were short and somewhat downy. He is taught to mutter prayers constantly, and is looked upon by the Hindoos with great veneration, as many among them believe that the body of the boy contains the soul of some saint.

A NEW DEBATING CLUB.-The Probhakur announces the establishment of a new debating club for the benefit of native students of English, by the managers of the Hindoo Benevolent Institution. The first meeting of the members of the club took place on the 31st ultimo.

ICE AND APPLES.-A cargo of ice and apples, has been brought round in the William Gray. The apples are of a very superior quality.

The Gasper, with 322 tons of ice, 46 keys of grapes,

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