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RIOTERS AT BARRACKPORE.- It is said that ou several tións, and when really, will be sent up to Fultyghur by nights for some weeks past it has been the amusement of one of the island steamers to be mounied in the Agency certain of the swelling spirits of the cantonment, fluster. at that place, upon appropriate field carriages, from ed, it may be, with the duwing cup and full of mischief, whence they will be lurwarided 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 soine parti. Rajah. cularly quiet family looy a-bed, the same has been torn and twisted off its hipges, 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 shatiered at the bottom of a conve: Archdeacon of the diocese (who also we believe, com: nient ditch. On one occasion, when a guard which had bipes 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till-mid-night on the premises for their pro: secretary to his Lordship) to proceed, in all June or tecton, had been withdrawn, our heroes assembled by July, upon a tour of visitation to the eastward.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, hammer. ing, 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 maile by the scarcely yet believe it possible, that their madness wealthier inhabitants to feed the famislied population ; gave the means of escape from his den in the park but despite their care, bunlreils are daily perishing managerie to a tiger, whom we incontinently heard of through sheer slarvation. Rs 88,943-14-8 have been as slaughtering the cattle around him, anil who was not subscribeil 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 STEAM AND GAS. -Two prospectuses are now in circu. providential.

lation, one of an inland steam communication and the

other for lighting Calcutta with gas, both projected by ORDNANCE OFFICERS' BRIGADE COMMANDE-It is Mr. Suwerkrop, a Civil Engineer. We think both derstood in quarters interested in the result, that the schemes well worihy of patronage. reference which is said to have been made to the Supreme Government regarding the claim of ordnance CHOLERA.— The cholera still rages most fiercely and officers to succeed to brigade commands, has been de about two scores of persons are carried off per diem by cided in their favour.

it, within the town and suburbs of Calcutta.

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THE HULL OF THE STEAMER ENTERPRIZE.-The hull of DHARJELING.-A gentleman residing at Dharjeling, the Government steam vessel Enterprise, was put up writes ip raptures of the scenery and climate. The for for sale on the 26th instant at Messrs. Moore, Hickey mer, 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 l P. m. 58 on the 24th ultimo, during the night

of which, snow fell in the neighbouring hill. Seven days THE LATE MR. Robertson's.-- Three balloons, belong. Titabya-iwo to the foot of the hills and five among

were occupied by him in reaching the station from ing to the estate of the late aëronant Mr. D. Robertson, them in the ascent. and which coast him according to the catalogue 2,300

The road was very bad the latter rupees were also put up, and brought the euorinous sum part of the journey; but work-people were collecting

for the purpose of repairing it, when Mr. thinks of fifty rupees for the whole three!

the distance may be accomplished in three days from

the plain. The Government have ordered a bazar to be TREASURY ADVANCE3.— 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 ani been mentioned with certainty ; but it has been quoted ime, and man alone is wanting !o bring these good at 2-2 per Co.'s rupee, at six months' sight.

things together for the accommodation of visitors. In a lew years, a visit to Dharjeling will be as practicable as

one to Simla, and at much less cost of time and money. AN EXTRAORDINARY BOY.—There is at present an ex. traordinary 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 Mal parah 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 A NEW DEBATING CLUB. - The Probhakur announces prayers constantly, and is looked upon by the Hindoos the establishment of a new debating club for the benefit with great veneration, as many among them believe of native students of English, by the managers of the that the body of the boy contains the soul of some saint. Hindoo Benevolent Institution. The first meetiog of

the members of the club took place on the 31st ultimo. PRESENTS FOR KUNJEET SING. - It is said, that Go. vernment have issued instructions for the immediate pre- ICE AND APPLES.--A cargo of ice and apples, has been paration in the Cossipore Foundry of two brass 9-poun- brought round in the Willium Gray. The apples are der howitzers, mounted complete for field service, in- of a very superior quality. tended as a present from the Governor-General to MahRajah Runjeet Singh. The Howitzers are to be hand- The Gasper, with 322 tons of ice, 46 keys of grapes,

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CALCUTTA.

AN ENGLISH SCHOOL AT TRIBENNY.-The Probhakur

announces the establishment of an Eaglish school at EXECUTION AT HOOGHLY.—On the morning of the 21st Tribenny, ziliah Hooghly, by Baboo Jugguth Chunder instant, a notorious sirdar dacoir, of the name of Nundo 1 Sein ani Peary Mohun sein, for the education of such Chung, expiated his crimes upon the scaffold in front Children, whose parents have no means to pay for their of the criminal jail at Hooghly, in the presence of an immense concourse of spectators. He died as he had lived, a hardeoed villain, sing ng Bengallee songs on FIRE AT MOJEELPOOR.–A destructive fire happened his way to the gallowx, and shouting hurree bol! huro at Mojeelpoor in the 24. Pergunnahs, on or about the ree bol? upon the scaffold, until the drop tell and put 28th of last month. The number of houses burnt, a period io his existence. He was a neplew of the priucipally thatched, and some brick built, was about celebrated Radha, dacoit, who was executed on the a couple of huodred. same spot in 1832, and suffered for his share in a docoity attended with murder, which occurred in the house of

RAIN.-On the night of the 10th instant, a most one Mohun Sautra, at the village of Bansberria, in the month of October last. The example which lias been refreshing shower of rain fell at Chinsurah, Bhautparah, made of this man and his gang (the greater part ol

Haulishahur, Kauchra parah, and many other places, whom has been sen'enced to impri-onment for various over an extent of about fourteen miles, on both sides of periods) will, it is believed, be of the greatest use in the river ; so that all the tanks which had been com.

pletely dry a short time back, were filled. The shower putting a stop to dacoity in the Hooghly district.

was preceded by a north-wester which destroyed several

dingies a little to the south of the nulla called the Baa. MORTALITY AMONGST THE HINDOO INHABITANTS OF CAL.

ger-khaul. CUTTA.-The following appears to be the number of deaths which have taken place amongst the Hindoo in. habitants of Calcutta, from the 13th to the 18th instant,

MUNICIPAL COMMITTEB. - The as appears from the reports of the two buroiag ghauts, Municipal or Town Improvement Committee, has clos

ed its labours, and, we presume, made its final report By Cholera......

1o Government on the subject of the investigations on small pux........

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which it was deputed.
Miscellaneous diseases..

93
-405 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 subsequeatly been apprehended by Qumber was 927 from the Ist 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 The havoc made by the cholera among men whom they had murdered were Dutchmen. the Hindoos is very extensive, and the cremation fires, are seen blazing in all directions, day and night. The

:-The strange phenomenon of a white deatlas among the Mahomedans are not less few. pidly have they died, indeed, that their undertakers cannot

crow, was observed at the police office recently. affurd time to bury them sufficiently deep,and the carcases

l'he bird came out of a vest in the police office

and has been captured and retained by Mr. Blacquere, are, in consequence, exhumed by the jackalis and pariah dogs, and exhibit a most disgusting spectacle.

he magistrate. Several Europeans and East Indians, have likewise fallen sacrifices to the malignant pestilence.

JOINT MAGISTRATES AND SUPERINTENDENTS OF POLICE.

It is said that an order has passed the Council À new. 11OSPITAL.- A hospital has, since the begin. Chamber, sanctioning the appointment of joine-magis. ning of the current month, been established an the pre. rates, on a monthly salary of five hundred rupees, ind mises of the Medical College, for the benefit, principally, superintendents of police from amongst the uncoveof the students of that excellent institution. It consists wanted branches of the service, on a salary of 800 ru. of two wards, namely the medical and surgical.

pees per mensem. Drs. H. H. Goodeve, W. B. O'Shaughnessy and

BANK OF BENGAL.- Mr. Henderson has been appointed Egerton, take particular interest in it. There are al. Deputy Secretary and Treasurer to the Bank of Bengal, ready a great many patients fed and lodged there. The on a monthly salary of Co.'s Rs. 1,000, from the Ist number of beds provided are twenty-four.

proximo.

Mr. Lee succeeds Mr. Henderson as accountant on STORM AT CONENAGORE. -- About Dine o'clock the night of the 19th instant, there was a violent storm

a monthly salary of Co.'s Rs 600, and Mr. Plumb, at Conenagore, which threw down upwards of a hun. of the Treasury department, 'fills up the vacancy, oca dred thatched houses, and laid prostrate between six and casioned by Mr. Lee's promotion, on a mouthly salary. eight hundred trees of different 'species and sizes. Brick of Co.'s Rs 400. ballustrades of pucka houses were also blown down. The blast was extremely powerful towards the river side, This arrangement will give, we are assured, very and near Hurrosoonder Dutt's ghaut especially, where general satisfaction ; and reflects equal credit on those

CHOLERA.

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RIOTERS AT BARRACKPORE. --- It is said that ou several tións, and when really, will be sent up to Fullyghur 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, fuster. at that place, upon appropriate field carriages, from ed, it may be, with the dowing 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 hivges, 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, com: nient 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, hammer. ing, 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 famisled population ; gave the means of escape from his den in the park but despite their care, hupIrels are daily perishing managerie to a tiger, whom we incontinently heard of through sheer starvation. Rs 88,943-14-8 bave been as slaughtering the cattle around him, anl who was not subscribe! 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 STEAM AND GAS. -Two prospectuses are now in circu. providential.

lation, one of an inland steam communication and the

other for lighting Calcutta with gas, both projected by ORDNANCE OFFICERS' BRIGADE COMMAND-It is Mr. Suwerkrop, a Civil Engineer. We think both derstood in quarters interested in the result, that the schemes well worthy of patronage. reference which is said to have been made to the Su. preme Government regarding the claim of ordnance CHOLERA. -The cholera still rages most fiercely and officers to succeed to brigade commands, has been de about two scores of persons are carried off per diem by cided in their favour.

it, within the town and suburbs of Calcutta.

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THE HULL OF THE STEAMER ENTERPRIZE.-The hull of DHARJELING.-A gentleman residing at Dharjeling, the Government steam vessel Enterprize, was put up writes ip raptures of the scenery and climate. The for! for sale on the 26th instant at Messrs. Moore, Hickey mer, 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 I P. M. 58 on the 24th ultimo, during the night

of which, snow fell in the neighbouring hill. Seven days THE LATE MR. ROBERTSou's.-- Three balloons, belong.

were occupied by him in reaching the station from ing to the estate of the late aëronant Mr. D. Robertson, Titabya...wo to the foot of the hills and five among and which coast him according to the catalogue 2,300 part of the journey ; but work-people were collecting

The road was very bad the latter rupees were also put up, and brought the euorinous sum for the purpose of repairing it, when Mr.

thinks of fifty rupees for the whole three!

the distance may be accomplished in three days from

the plain. The Government have ordered a bazar to be TREASURY ADVANCB3.— 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 ani been mentioned with certainty ; but it has been quoted lime, 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 lew years, a visit to Dharjeling will be as practicable as

one io Simla, and at much less cost of time and money, AN EXTRAORDINARY BOY.—There is at present an ex. traordinary boy, the son of a venerable Hindoo Pries',

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 ia 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, consequenily 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 A NEW DEBATING CLUB. - The Probhakur announces prayers constantly, and is looked upon by the Hindoos the establishment of a new debating club for the benefit with great veneration, as many among them believe of native students of English, by the managers of the that the body of the boy contains the soul of some saint. Hindoo Benevolent Institution. The first meeting of

the members of the club took place on the 31st ultimo. PRESENTS FOR KUNJEET SING.-It is said, that Go. vernment have issued instructions for the immediate pre- ICE AND Apples.-A cargo of ice and apples, has been paration in the Cossipore Foundry of two brass 9-poun- brought round in the Willium Gray. The apples are der howitzers, mounted complete for field service, in- of a very superior quality. tended as a present from the Governor-General to MahRajah Ranjeet Singh. The Howitzers are to be hand- The Gasper, with 322 tons of ice, 46 keys of grapes,

A NEW SHUBHA.

NATIVE CREDUlity.- A rumour is afloat in the native not in a short time the society will comprise the most communily, that Mr.-, one of the secretaries to Go respectable and influential zemindars, European and vernment, is endeavouring to have a resolution passed, native, throughout Bengal. that henceforward no Hindoos or Mosulmans shall hold any appointment, of any description whatever, so long as he does not embrace christianity ; but that it is not NAUTICAL ENTERPRIZE. — A little vessel of forty toos, 10 affect in any way the present incumbents.

formerly the pleasure boat of Mr. J. Jenkins, of the firm of Jenkins, Low and Co., was recently fitted up for

a sea voyage, and has proceeded to China under the THE PSEUDO RAJAH, PURTAB SING, OF BURDWAN.—This command of Capt. Galle, carrying a cargo of ghee, individual tried at Barnagore to lord it over the zemin. l'amarinds, chillies, &c. She is called the Ospray, and dar of that place; but the latter soon collected a band is reported to be as staunch a little craft of her size as of men with clubs, and made his rajahship decamp. any which has hitherto floated on the salt sea. We

hope the intrepidity of the bolil commander will meet

with all the success anticipated, and the result of future PU.OT's station. Whether False Point or Point employment be in full accordance with the expectativa Palmyras be the best station for the pilot schooners in now entertained. the s.W. Monsoon, has been long a verta questio in the marine department and with commanders visiting this port. Much has been said, and well said, on both MR. KITTOR.–The surveyorship of the line of road sides, and names of great weight and experience in the between Midnapore and Sumbulpore, become vacant pilot service respectively quoted in support of the views by the death of Lieutenant Abboit, -has been offered entertained by each. A notification has now been issu. to and accepted by Mr. Kittoe. ed from the Marine Board, that a pilot schooner, the June, has been despatched to bring the matter to a prac. tical issue. She will be relieved by another schooner tropolis is in a great fermentation, not about any political

1.- The Hindoo community in the me. at the end of four or five weeks, so that the opioions of affair, but about the reparation and preservation of the the most intelligent of the pilot-service may be receiv. est, before any final determination for changing the and some in the interior, are said to liave been highly

system of caste. Certain influential families in town, station be adopted.

incensed at the unjust decisions which have of late been

passed by the Dhurma Shubha in favor of certain STORM - FEARFUL LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY.

wealthy culprits, who had signed against the rules of the

.-There was a thunder and hail storm on the afternoon of the 8th Indeed, from an article in the Probhakur, it appears that

Shubba and to the prejudice of those with empty pockets. instant, which caused great damage and loss of life. if a rich Hindoo were to be guilty of a gross violation of Several places were stiuck by the electric Buid, and the rules of caste, little or no notice would be taken of it upwards of a dozen people killed by it, in Calcutta and by the Shubha, but a poor man, for the slightest fault the suburbs. The hail-stones, which descended most plen: imaginable, is sure to be excommunicated. The heads tifully, were of extraordinary largeness. The largest of thefamilies in question are, therefore, about to set on crystal, picked up at Dum-Dum, was nine inches in foot a fresh Shubha, in opposition to the Dhurma Shulength and three in diameter, and several of about six. bha, and in that case the latter is not likely to survive teen inches in circumference and five in diameter, were

long. picked up at the same place. Hundreds of men aod catttle have been killed ihrough or by the hail, and the greater part of the fruit, has been destroyed. The laborers at Kootghuetah, on being severely struck by the is still very great; upwards of a thousand' deaths have

MORTALITY IN CALCUTTA. – The mortality in Calcutta hail, fled for shelter to the granaries there, which were occurred in the town and its suburbs during this month, thrown down by the violence of the storm, and, we exclusive of those caused by the hurricane, and of this regret to say, about three hundrel laborers were buried number two-thirds have died of cholera. under the ruins, and died. At Gurtiab almost every but was knocked down, and several individuals perished. The villages of Bycantpore and Ramnaghur, have been FAILURES.-On the 12th instant, the respectable native utterly destroyed. About ewo thousand huis and brick banking firm of Kissin Doss and Ooltumchund, in the built tenements have been destroyed in them, and from Burrah Bazaar, failed. two to three lives lost in each dwelling, and about halt the number of oxen and goats. On the banks of the canal, the trees have been laid prostrate, and several

By a native letter lately received from Mirzapore, it boals were raised from the water and laid high on land appears, tha: two shroffing houses of respectability at that and their crews either drowned or killed by the hail ano place have lately failed. lightning. At several other places the injuries sustained have been as great as those recorded ; but no authentic

A TIGER.- At a very report bas been as yet received of them. The loss o life and property has been most awfully severe, indeed, early hour on the morning of the 14th instant, intelliand when the short time the storm continued is taken gence was brought to Government House at Barrack.

pore, where the Deputy Governor's family were residing, into consideration, unprecedented.

that the large tiger had escaped from the menagerie

and was prowling about the park. Orders were immeMOHURRUM.--The Mohurrum festival has, as usual, diately given to apprize the inhabitants of the respective been attended with riots and bloodshed, in consequence bungalows of the occurrence, and at the same time the of the blind folly of the zelots of caste. The principal sepoys were directed to keep their muskets in readiness. rioters were the syces in the employ of Messrs. Cook and It appears that in locking the cell on the preceding night Co. and Messrs. Hunter and Co., ani three lives, we the bolt of the padlock kad missed the lasp, and ihe bear, have been sacrificed to party feeling.

tiger seeing the door swing open, had deliberately walked out. On his travels ib'ough the park, he took occasion

lo pat the head of a large monkey, chained near the meTHE LANHOLDERS' SOCIETY.-The members of the nagerie, which proved iis death.blow. In the morning

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and an immense posse comitatus, composed almost entire the above description occuring in future at his office, ly of natives, armed with no other weapons than bamboo the native's clairns shall have every consideration ; and rods, assembled together and proceeded in search of the that should there be any among the petitioners possessing royal fugitive. He was presently discovered behind a the necessary qualifications for the berth, there would be thick jungly hedge, stretched at his ease, but evidently no obstacle to his getting the appointment. in a sulky fit. After a brief deliberation two natives (one of whom was the keeper) fearlessly walked to the opposite side of the hedge, and thrust a bamboo, to which determined to reduce the present rate of tolls upon the

CANAL TOLLS.- The Deputy-Governor of Bengal has a rope was attached, underneath the body of the tiger. canals one-half, that is to say, to fix the toll at 8 aonas per As soon as they had succeeded in securing the rope, each took hold of one end, and having poked the tiger's 100 maunds, instead of one rupee. ribs pretty soundly with their bamboo-rods, they led him between them like a docile poney, and escorted by the DEATH OF PROFESSOR GHEASOODEN.-The Madressa or shouting multitude, snugly deposited him in his former Persian College of Calcutta has suffered a severe loss in cell. It is extremely providential that no accident oc- the death of their principal professor Gheasooden, whose curred. Visitors at Barrackpore are well aware of the fe- place has been given to the individual next in succession. rocity often displayed by this very tiger ; when strangers approach too near the bars, he occasionally springs for ward with a fierce and sudden growl, and at the time of

INDIOO PROSPECTS. It is said the indigo districts have feeding he is generally savage to an extreme degree. had ample and excellent rains all below Rajmahal; Fortunately the monster seems to have been too well fed Bangulpore, Tirhoot and the westward, have been less the night before to be pressed by hunger during his wan-favoured. derings in the park; for besides the murder of the un. fortunate monkey, he felled a large bullock, yet he shewed no inclination whatever lo feast upon his slaught- LITARY SECRETARY.-The Hon. Capt. Osborne has had a ered victims.

most unprecedented escape from an accident which, ac,

cording to all calculation, ought to have proved fatal. general martINE'S Estates. The undermentioued denly got up under the very feet of his elephant which

When out tiger shooting in the Dhoon, three tigers sudlots, belonging to the estate of the late General Martine,

so affrighted the animal, that he literally shook his rider were disposed of at the annexed prices by sale to the off his back. Captain Osborne is said to have actually highest bidder at the master's office :

fallen upon one of the tigers, and strange to say he esa

caped by the whole three tigers taking fright and running Messrs. S. Smith and Co.'s house and premises in Hare away. Street, for Co.'s Rs. 60,000-(bought by themselves.)

E. --Captain J. A. Currie, late of Messrs. Moore, Hickey and Co.'s house and premises. the Howrah dock has been appointed by the board to the

situation of first uncovenanted assistant to the secretary for 30.000—(bought by themselves.)

in the room of Mr. W. Peters, who resigns and goes

home in the Robarts. The place had been promised Mrs. Lindsted's house and premises on the Circular by the two last officiating secretaries to the assistant Road, for 12,500-(bought by Mr. Wilkinson.)

who stood next to Mr. Peters; but Captain Currie's GOVERNOR GENERAL.-The Governor-General eminent talents and position in society, appear to have and suite, arrived at Simla on the 5th instant.

given him a preference. It is understood, however, that Captain Currie is to be made river magistrate, as soon

as that office is created ; and has accepted the present held at the cathedral on the 16th instaut, for the purpose valuable services. THE SELECT vestre -A meeting of parishioners was office as a temporary convenience, unless the

bers of the board double his salary to secure his of electing officers for the ensuing year. It having been determined that the old system of re-election should not continue in force any longer, but that the two senior

LIGHTNING.—About ten o'clock on the night of Thursvestrymen should go out as a matter of course, and not day last, a three storied house at Burra Bazar, occupied be eligible for re-election until they had been out of by, and belonging to, a Hindoostanee shroff, was struck office å twelve month. Messrs. J. S. Julge and Robert by lightning. The fluid entered the house through the Molloy went out, and were succeeded by Messrs. roof, and piercing through the second and first floor, Thomas Leach and Charles Mackenzie, Messrs. A. went out at the street door. An account book was the Sim and Alexander Colvin were then re-elected to serve only property destroyed by the accident. during the present year.

CAPTAIN J. A. CURRIB.

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TUE INTERMENT OF THE SUFFERERS IN THE LATE STORM

NATIVE ASSISTANTS OF TUE CUSTOM•House. A petition BY THE MAGISTRATE'S ORDER.–The magistrate of zillah had lately been presented to the collector of the Govern- 24-pergunahs, we are informed, has despatched Serjeant ment customs, by the native assistants attached to the Floyd with a party of convicts to proceed to the vil. establishment of the custom-house, setting forth their lages which have been devastated by the late storms, and grievance from the invidious distinction which obtains to bury the corpses of the persons who were killed by in that office, between them and their christian fellow the violence of that hurricane. The bodies, we learn from assistants, that is, in no instance is a native, however persons who went to see these places, lie strewn in all well qualified he might be, promoted to any place vacat-directions, some with their arms carried away, some ed by a christian; and submitting it as their right to being minus a leg, &c. Cows and bullocks, had been be considered in this respect, as on a footing of equality driven so strongly by the force of the storm as to have with the christians, now that all classes of Her Majesty's ibeir horos driven into the earth, and many lie dead in subjects in this country, without distinction of colour, that posture. Brick-built buildings have been thrown creed or caste , are eligible for all the offices under down, and the bricks themselves hurled to a great disgovernment. The Collector gave his orders upon the tance by the tempest, and large cocoanut trees, &c.

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