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followers. He set out from hence some time ago with flocked in from all quarters to see the prisoner. It is said, the avowed intention of going to Burdwan. This inten- that the Pachete Rajah, one of the powerful zemiadars, tion he has not fulfilled ; but after remaining opposite to with whom Pertaub Chund was in correspondence, bas, Chinsurah for some time, he proceeded to Culna and since the capture of the Pretender, broken out in open landed there with an armed rabble of some 300 men revolt and attacked and taken possession of a factory of headed by himself in a tonjon, with a drawn sword in Dr. Cheek's. Mr. Halkett, the officiating magistrale of his hand, anil a European legal functionary attending Burdwan, has gone out against this man, with two combim. He ordered the sepahi centry at the Raj Barié to panies of sepoys. quit his post, which the man declined to do ; and the

During the last week, Mr. Shaw made an application pretender was prevailed upon, with great difficulty, by to the Deputy Governor of Bengal, setting forth, as report ihe darogalı, not to attack the man. If he had done so; says, that the proceedings on the part of the force employ. as there were probably more than 100 of the actual ed to apprehend Pertaub Chund, were most unwarranta. Rajah's men within the yate, with an abundant supply ble, and quite uncalled for; he prayed, therefore, that of arms, the pretender and his rabble would have been some able and impartial officer may be appointed for due sepulsed. Information of these proceedings being sent investigation into the affair ; and his honour in council was 10 Mr. Ogilvie, the magistrate of Burdwan, that gentleman immediately sent or lers to the police to compel the pleased to commission the superintendent of police for pretended Rajahi and his rabblement to retire. This Calcutta, accordingly, for Burdwan.

the Bengal presidency for that purpose. He has left ihey refused to do; and the Darogah reported that any allempt to carry liis orders into effect would be useless The 19th instant was the third day of the exa. and lead to bloodshed, and he had no force at all ade mination, and, at about half past five, Mir. Longueville quate to cope with the followers of the Pretender. Be. Clarke addressed the magistrates and said, for the sides which, the fellow had been visited by crowds of present his friend, Mr. Leith, and he would adpeople, the natives coming daily in thousands down to duce no further evidence, nor as yet press the magishis boats. In the mean time, leiters of his had been in trates to take any further step for an er-parte case, which tercepted, addressed to all the neighbouring zemindars, these preliminary inquiries' always were.

They had calling upon them to assemble at Burdwan and witness proved all that was necessary ; and he would stake his his re-ascension to the guddee of his ancestors ! Mr. professional reputation, that if the statements were not Ogilvie, under these circunstances, proceeded to Culna, contradicted, any judge, charging a jury, would tell with a nilitary force, and apprehended the Pretender, them that if they believed the witnesses they must find and he is now in custody. The magistrate had previ: a verdict of guilty. But he would not now ask the ously received orders to apprehend this man, if he should magistrates for a warrant: he should, as he had always attempt any proceediog of the nature described. stated his intention to be, submit the evidence taken

down to the Government; they might hand it to theic The PRETENDER calling himself Pertaub Chund and claiming the Raj of Burdwan, of whose pro obtain copies of the magistrates' depositions. He

law officers, or, what would be more proper, they might ceedings, at Culna, we gave an account the other day, would give the Government' ample time to consider the has been apprehenied. It would seem that he never matter, and to make every inquiry ; and, as he believed could have liad any serious intention of going to Burdwan, there is no fear of Mr. Ogilvy's wishing to escape, or as he was perfectly aware that he would not be permitted lihat he could do so, he did not consider that by followto go there with an armed rabble, such as he chose to be aitended by. He remained, therefore, at Culoa until the ing this course, the ends of justice could be defeated. 20 insiant, sometimes going ashore inerely, to create a have been defeated, if Mr. Leith and he had not forced

But he sincerely believed that the ends of justice would tamasha. Crowds of people collected to see him, amount. ing sometimes probably to 50,000, including a very large Government would do, and they found them sending

This investigation on. They had waited to see what the proportion of women. On the morning of that day, however, the magistrate arrived with a company of the

a gentleman lo Burdwan, as be believed, in utter igno21 native infantry, commanded by Captain Liile of that rance of the fact, that from the power of Prawn Baboo, corps with another commissioned oticer. They found and the dread of the magistrate, no witness would go the imposter in his boats, moored near the mouth of a

here to depose against them. This he had distinctly pulian, in a good positioa for de ence or escape. He proved in evidence, and also Mr. Ogilvy's admission, had the discretion to choose the latter, and attempted to sink of iniquity, and that he believed every native in the

on a former occasion, that the Rajhbarry was a make off as soon as le saw the troops approach. As soon as the magistrale saw this, he conimanded the boats of Prawn Baboo's." The witnesses would not go there,

Government employment at Burdwan, was an annuitant to stop. His orders, however, were disobeyeil. Hereupon, and they were all here, and nineteen of them he had by some mistake, a volley was fired by the troops, and four of the deluded followers of this man were wounded which he believed would otherwise have been lost, and

examined. By this course he had saved evidence, by the fire, three of whiom have since diell. The fellow he had only caused it to be taken in the legal and proupon this, jumped into a dingy, but the people deserting him, he threw himself into the river and got on the bank per manner, before the justice of the peace. He ap. where he lay motionless like a dead body, and had nearly pealed to the magistrates to say, whether his friend and escaped by this artifice. An experienced havildar, how.

not conducted the examinations fairly towards ever, gave him a kick and thus discovered him. Several the accused, and the witnesses. of his followers were taken prisoners in the boats, and Mr. O'Hanlon said, most fairly, that he believed, if it among them, three Europeans. One of these is Mr. Shaw, became necessary to issue a warrant, Mr. Ogilvie would the Attorney, who was logged in the jail of Burdwan,where surrender. Mr. Clarke replied, that if it rested with him, his countrymen also found quarters; but they have been the accused should not be put to any inconvenience brought down lo Calcutta on writs of habeas corpus. which was not absolutely unavoidable, with a view to The pretender himself, was, immediately after he was tentions of his friend and himself to forward their notes

the ends of justice. Mr. Clarke also stated, that the in. captured, sent off to flooghly, in charge of Captain Little of the depositions, as soon as they could be fair copied, and his company, and was, early on the morning of the had been communicated to the Government. "Mr. 6th instant, delivered over by that officer to the magis. O'Hanlon observed, that he also had mentioned it.” trate of that place, and is safely lodged in the jail. Very few

the natives assembled at Hooghly to witness DORJELING.–The new settlement at Dorjeling pro. the Jal Rajah's re-entry into the prison; but at Nyah gresses. About fifteen locations have been made, and Serai where Capt. Liule had encamped the evening additional applications are daily flowing in. A line of settlement, to which all interested subscribe 100 rupees; the available assets of the institution, and specifying its for this sum Col. Lloyd's agents now call upon hem, debts and dependencies. Mr. W. Ochme seconded the to enable the good work to proceed.

| amendment. Mr. W. Adam submitted that the original

motion and the amendment might be rendered perfectly PUBLIC LIBRARY.-A meeting of the subscribers and compatible with each other, by the curators being reproprietors was held on the 5th instant, for the purpose of quested 10 form the committee of investigation. lo this electing a curator, in the room of Mr. John Bell, who form the proposals were put from the chair and agreed had resigned. Sir J. P. Grant was in the chair. Mr. to nem.coii. Bell's letter, assigning, as a reason for his resignation, a differance of opinion with his colleagues, was read. A On a motion that the meeting do proceed to elect a minute, by the same gentleman, and counter-minutes, curator, in succession to Mr. Bell, Mr. Morrell proposed by Messrs. H. M. Parker and W. P. Grant were like Mr. Stocqueler. Mr. S. submitted that, not being a prowise read, and a discussion ensued thereupon. It ap. prietor, he was ineligible. Mr. J. P. Graot then named peared that Mr. Bell considered the library in a state of Mr. William Carr, who had formerly been a curator, insolveney, and that he saw no prospect of extricating it and merely resigned because he was about to proceed to from its difficulties. He also seemed to feel hut, that he England. Mr. Stocqueler seconded the nomination, and had not been consulted by his colleagues, touching some Mr. Carr was duly elected. of the measures which had been adopted by them.

The meeting then separated after voting thanks to Sir . Mr. W. P. Grant, in explanation, denied that a differ. I. P. Grant, for the kind manner in which he had perence of opinion subsisted between Mr. Bell, Mr. Parker, formed the fronblesome duties of the clair. and himself; he likewise disputed the accuracy of Mr

SALE OF COMPANY'S COM Missions.—Despatches have Bell's calculations, and shewel, by the scrutiny of an been received in India, announcing the intention of the account laid before the meeting, and prepared by the Honourable Court to withdraw their old prohibition of librarian, that the library was far from being in a state the sale and purchase of commissions in the army ; in of insolvency. Mr. Grant further stated, that Mr. Bell other words, it has been found experlient to legalize the had always been duly invited to the meetings of the cu:

purchasing system which could not be prevented. rators, but having failed to attend, he could not justly complain of not having been consulted. Mr. Grant CIVIL SERVANTS' PERIOD OF PROBATION.-It is said that spoke of the attacks which had been made on the cura. the Court of Directors intend to vest a discretionary tors in the public papers, and appeared to think, that power in the local Government, of modifying the present they proceeded partly from an unaccountable wish to dis. peremptory rule, which allows to their civil servants, credit the efforts of the curators, and partly from ihe term of one year only for passing the college examiigaorance of the real state of affairs.

nations, from the date of their arrival at the presidency. Mr. Stocqueler prit parole, and with reference to the remark regarding news paper attacks, avowed that he

RUMOURS OF WAR.- Preparations for a further concen

tration of forces, are said to be going on, and another grounded those which the Englishman had made, on evidence furnished by the curators themselves. He company of sappers and miners have marched for referred to their last published statement of accounts, Sylhet; and it is bruited, that two more regiments will (1st April) in which it appeared that the library owed be added to the Sylhet frontier. upwards of eight hundred rupees to the Union Bank, but

SECTION WRITING. -Government have at length come had, to meet ihe debt, only 900 rupees, in course of to a decision on the much mooled question of remunera. collection, a sum that might or might not be recover- tion to section writers. The pay is henceforward to be able.

one rupee for one thousand four hundred and forty woriis. Mr. Stocqueler said, that he felt much interest in the the resolution applies 10 all section writers who have prosperity of the library, and that, as the public could entered the service subsequent to the 1st of January last,

out does not affect the remuneration of old servants, only be induced to support it by being put in possession at the end of each year a committee is to be formed to of the state of affairs, he thought it the duty of the press, iake into consideration all matters touching section when the affairs were represented to be in disorder, lo urge a reform in the management. He was much grati riling, and to make their report thereon. fied with Mr. W. P. Grant's present explanation, and regretted that it had not been laid before the public, has succeeded in making tupivea from the cassava plant.

DI:covery of MAKING TAPIOCA.-Nr. D. W. 11. Speed instead of the imperfect statement which had alarmeil Having obtained some plants of the cassava from the lor. him (Mr. S.) and other friends to the library.

ticultural Society, Mr. Speed proceeded to his task with Mr. W. P. Grant and Mr. H. M. Parker expressed

an ability that exhibits itself in the perfect success of his

endeavours. To make the speculation in any way retheir surprise, that the imperfect statement should have found its way into the public prints. It contained imponsive to the trouble and time which it requires. llis portant omissions, aad its appearance had not been sanc. find a sale in the market; and as it is in its nature nearly,

(lesirable that the remaining portions of the plant should tioned by them.

if not altogether, unknown to our native fellow citizen, On the question of Mr. Bell's resignation being put we have the pleasure 10 state for their information, that from the chair, Mr. Bell was asked whether what he the cassava is used in the West Indise as a substitute for had then heard and seen respecting the accounts, did bread, and that very pretty eating may be had from it, not cause any alteration in his intentions ?

in the shape of good, wholesome food. If any induce.

ment were given by purchasing these portions, so that on Mr. Bell avowed that his opinion remained unaltered. the dispo-al of the whole plant, a profit might be reaped

from his labours, we are given to understand, that Mr. Mr. W. Adam then proposed that a committee be Speed would not be unwilling to manufacture another formed to investigate the accounts, and report upon the article of diet, admirably adapted to the uses of convales. slate of affairs.

cents and young children. Mr. J. P. Grant seconded the proposition. Mr. Stoc. ACQUEDUCT IN NEW COOLLOOTOLAH STREFT.-The ac. queler moved as an amendmeni, that the curators be queduct, which was noticed in the papers some time requested to prepare and publish a statement of the ac- ago, as proposed to be made in New Colootollah street,

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BURMESE

Maudhub Dutt, has lately been begun. It will cost the ments of a Maire du Paluis, but who has now engagent Baboos about four thousand rupees.

to relinquish these prerogatives, on being granted a tat FANCY sale.—The sale of fancy articles for the reliel jagheer! These arrangements will, in all probability, of sufferers in the north-western provinces, realized be concluded by the end of the present mooth, when about six thousand rupees.

Colonel Alves expects to return to Ajmere. ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF MR. HUNTER.— Intelligence has The wealthy Seths of the city of Ajmere have muni. been received of the death of Mr. Hunter, of the civil ficently come down with nearly two-thousand rupees, in service, under very melancholy circumstances. The aid of the famishing poor of the Dooab. catastrophe is described in the following extract of a letter, dated Ghazeepore, May 8, 1838:

AGRA.-The weather has been extremely variable

since the last report, the wind being chiefly from the • Mr. Hunter, joint magistrate of this station, was

north, and north east; at one time hot and oppresamusing himself yesterday eveing about 6 o'clock, leap. sive, even long after sun set, but as the night ading a spirited horse over a ditch or drain. About the vances, it beco ves almost cold. This must be owing to third attempt, the horse reared and turned, which sud- rain from a northerly quarter, and it is known, that a denly unseated Mr. H.,– he fell on his head, crushing heavy fall took place at Kurnaul on the night of the the crown inwards, and was taken up senseless; blood 11th and 12ch instants. Cholera, happily, continues was gushing from his mouth and ears. Medical aid was to retrograde, but the hospitals, European and native, speedily called. Mr. Assistant Surgeon Jackson was

are full of fever cases, accompanied by distressing affecfirst in atrendance, but nothing could be done; the poor tions of the head. A general deterioration of air, or gentleman never spoke again, and was dead in an hour exhalations limited to an extent in iis operation, assisted after the accident.

at the same time by a great diversity of temperature, MR. MANGLES. — Mr. Ross Donelly Mangles has been have, no doubt, rendered the present season a very appointed to succeed Mr. Walters in the Board of unhealthy one. Revenue. This leaves the secretaryship in the judi. The number of poor working under the magistrate cial department to the Governor of Bengal vacant, are still ranged somewhat below 80,000, The official and it is not improbable Mr. F. Halliday will be per- return is 77,500, and the new entries are at present not manently appoined in Mr. Mangles's room.

more than sufficient to cover the number of vacancies THE LUTTURAHAND PESUEE GAUMS.- A letter from arising from dislike lo hard work, a wish to better situa. Assam states, that the Lutturah and Peshee Gaums had tion, death, sickness, and the dread of catching the returned to their old places, and that there is not the cholera. slightest chance of another disturbance at present, they having sent back their hired fighting men.

MUTTRA.–Owing to cholera having prevailed for

some time past amongst the Europeans of the troop of AND NEPAULESE.—Two companies of Horse Artillery at Muttra, where several men lave Assam light infantry have been ordered to keep the been carried off by the disease, it has been determined pa-s between Burmali and Nepaul, and to intercept all to move the troups into tents across the Jumna, for letters that may be passing. A sample of Tharawaddi's change of air, and to enable the barracks to be whitescrawl has been sent to Major Lister for his guidance. washed, and otherwise purified; the same li is a compound of clumsy pot hooks and hangers, as having been resorted 10, with complete success last year, a great man's manuscript ought to be. The Nepaulese in respect to the Foot Artillery at Agra. Rajah, on the other hand, writers a fine fist, something between German text and runing hand.

ALLYGURH.-The bridge over the Kala Nuddee at SALE OF THE COMPANY's silk FACTORIEs.—The under. Hydramy in this districi, has suffered a serious fracture, mentioned silk filatures, belonging to the East India one of the blind arches having sank so as to become Company, which were put up for sale at the export separated from the main building. This bridge was warehouse on the 224 instant, fetched the following ouly finished in 1830, and cost the Government 96,000 prices :

rupees. Bhowannygunje factory, 100 pottery ghyes, &c., Cholera and small-pox have both broken out in this standing on about 12 beegas of land, subject to an town, but have not assumed any very virulent character. annual rent of Sa. Rs. 72. Upset price Company's

NYNPOOREE.- Mangoe grove, large enough to hold rupees 1,780, was purchased by Baboo Rogoonath between 2,000 and 3,000 people, is walled in, and Bose for Co.'s Rs. 1,785.

divided by a bamboo fence, into secure and commodious Hajah factory, 180 pottery ghyes, &c. standing on lines. loto this enclosure the poor are admitted every about 21 beegas and 12 cottahs of land, subject to morning at daybreak. Bread is baked on the premises an annual rent of Sa. Rs. 43-3.4. Upset price Com- of a Resident, and its distribution is superintended by pany's Rs. 2,667, was purchased by Baboo Cossinath another soon after sunrise. Three chupattees weigh a Bose for Co.'s Rs. 2,670.

pound, and this quantity is given to the leanest adults ; Madoymooree factory, 70 pottery ghyes, &c., stand. iwo to the less needy, and to the weaker children, and ing on about 9 beegas of land, subject to

an annual one to the remainder : a man follows, distributiog salt, rent of Sa. Rs. 36. Upset price Company's rupees and four bheestees of water. Subordinate arranye. 1,423, was purchased by the saine individual for Co.'s ments are observed, and adopted as suggested by ne. Rs. 1,482.

cessity, for convenience of distribution, and the preser«

vation of order : thus, tickets, consisting of an office THE COMMANDER-IN-Chief.--His Excellency the Com stamp pasted on wood, are suspended to the necks of mander-in-chief has tendered his resignation. This re- the weaker objects, and these are confined to one line ; gulation, in which his departure for England has been none are allowed to pass the entrance, nor to rise from fixed to take place in the ensuing cold weather, was their seats, after a certain juncture. These, and simisent in last month, various reasons of a public nature, iar precautions are necessary, for the good of the whole. are assigned for this step.

The number now fed, amounts to about 1,450 souls; MOFUSSIL.

and without doubt, the majority of these are nearly, if 1.-Colonel Alves, and his corps diplomatique, not entirely, susiained by the charity. One maund of are still at Kotah, emancipating the Rujah from the otta bakes into 11 or 1} of bread; therefore soven thraldom of his hereditary prime minister, who has maunds gives about 2,400 cakes,-enough for 1,000

measure

DELHI.

SAUGOR.–The weather continues delightfully cool, 1 NEEMUCH. - This part of the country is in a sadig urand the station is remarkably healthy. Much praise is seitled state, overrun with plunderers of all descriptions, due to Captain R., executive officer, for the aitention Capt. Ross, the Deputy Judge Advocate Genl., had a which he has be-lowed on the public roads, and for very narrow escape from being murdered, be having general improvement throughout the cantonment, been attacked on his road to Mhow some days ago by

three boreemen. They waylaid him as be was nuing SIMLA was never so crowded as it is this season.—The along unarmed, and will cries of " maer Furingie rent of houses is enhanced fifty per cent. L'puards ot salah” charged him spear in hand. One fellow aimed twenty bouses of this and last year's election, are all occu. directly at his breast but by wheeling his horse sharply pied. Public otices are converted into private residences round he escaped the blow, the weapon passing under ihe by the majority of the Governor. General's office estab. bridle arm, without injury. Being no maich for the Tišliments, and the public bazar contains a portion of party, he put spurs to his horse and escaped, after being those who were unfortunate enough not to obtain domi- pursued for two miles. A representation of the business ciles elsewhere. Lord Auckland is said to be displeased has been forwarded to Government by Mr. Bax ai Inwith his house. It is frittered away in palery closeis six dole, and it is to be hoped that something will be done ioand seven leer square, and has only two rooms deserving rid the country of these scoundrels. the name. His Lordship's staff are listle better off.

NATIVS STATES. Among the Commander-in-Chief's party, there are many in larger and better bouces than His Lordship. This is NEPAL.-It is understood that in the event of a colli. rather chagrining. His Lordship’s entrée was rather sion between us and the Burmese, the laiter will be supimposing : the élite of Simla, headed by Sir H, Fane and porteil by the Nepalese. Some of the most impregnable staff in “ review order,” ushered him in. Provisions are of the bill forts are under repair, and a wooden barrier scaice and dear, which, perhaps, accounts for the mono- and intrenchment is being erected conterminous to our tonous duiness of the place at present. Bails and dinners teritories. Such are ihe reports from this quarter. are talked of, and the political agent is preparing for a grand fête to be assembled at Simla. Theatricals were KOTAW.- Native reports state, that the inconvenient ialked of, but the dramatis personæ hang back from ap- and anomalous system of Government, which has held prehensions, that their body is neither numerous nor together now many years, and which it became expedic choice enough to afford popular iepie entations. It isent, if not necessary, for the British Government to said that the Governor General relurns here next season, assist in establishing at Kota, after the death of that after visiting Lahore, but doubts are entertained whether. Nester of Rajisthan” Qaleem Sing, who did beyond the Commander-in-Chief does. The death of his moiher doubt till the othce of prime minister in most embar. may induce his return home, but every thing is as yet in rassing times, for a long period, with great lact and profound uncertainty. A mission from Lahore is daily wisdom, - is on the point of being disannulled ; as the expected, and a return one, headed by Mr. Macnagbiten, treaties of separation, twixt the Maliarao and the Raja is ialked of. The establishment of a cantonment at Rana are being drawn up, by Captain Ludlow the Ferozepore on the Sutlege is, I believe, determined on, and political agent at that state, Colonel Alves, the apprehension seem to be entertained that all is notight on agent in chief of Rajpootana, having afforded him the the N.W. frontier. Artillery and Cavalry, it is presumed, no small advantage, on the occasion of his late visit at will constitute our chief arm at the remodeled fortress Kolah, of witnessing the completion of the arrangeand new cantonment. The influenza, an epidemic, ment, which the subordinate othcial had been most which more or less has affected the inhabitants of Upper anxiously and laboriously employed in preparing for India during the last four months, visited this place, and some time past, for the uliimate approval of thie is now disappearing. Its symptoms are those of mild greatest eliei of all, the Governor General of all fever and partial cold, and with care it is got over in a Todia. few days. On Wednesday and Saturday evenings, the public are gratified with good music from the Governor- HENAT.-By letters from that quarter it has been leant General's baud. There are about 300 Christian residents that the forces of Iran have besieged the fort of Herat here now. The weather is still delightfully cool ; fires are

for seven months past, but by the bravery and boldness kept in the houses, and people stroll about all day of Kamran, the King of that place, the fort remains vowithout even a chatia.

conquered. Large quantities of grain is stored in the fort,

and plenty of wells. MONGHYR.- A fire broke out in the Surwun Bazar a:

The Shah of Iran asked his courtiers to assail the fors Monghyr, on the evening of 8th of April, at sunset, which, at once, but they advised him not to do so, as there would owing 10 the higti wiod blowing at the time, first threat ened io be very destructive, wui was afterwards happily lake ihe fort, or die in the attempt.

be a great loss on his side. The Shah has determined to got under without any very extensive loss. The vicinity of the burnt part of the town to a bazar, in wbichi a vasi JYEPOOR. - The Regent Rawal Beree Sal, is said to quantity of giain was stored, caused serious alarm at the be suffering from abcess of the liver, and is expected to commencement of the disaster, but we are happy to have siok under it. His death will be the signal for numerous learnt that the flames were arrested before reaching this commotions and intrigues in this state. The rubbee crop valuable store. It is supposed that not more than five has been a complete failure and considerable depopula. and twenty houses were burnt, and these, for the most tiou is taking place in consequence. part, were huts. Had the wind blown a contrary quarter, ihat is from the westward instead of the eastward, a great REWAREF.- An order from the commissioner over this portion of the town must have been destroyed. The con zillah, enforced by the magistrale, authorizing the flagration was accidental, having been excited by the slaughter of cows outside the different villages, has overboiling of a ghee pot.

thrown the Hindoos into a state of great ferment. Find

ing their expostulations to the commissioner unavailing, LOODEEANAI.— A deputation, headed by Mr. Secretary they have referred their complaints to Mr. Metcalfe, the Macnayhten, to the Lahore Court, was to leave this sta. Governor-General's agent for these districts. tion on the 10th instant. Ils object is, it is supposed, to arrange preliminaries and forms for the interview between PESHAWUR.— Travellers from that quarter mention, Lord Auckland and Runjeet Sing, which is to take that the forces of Khybur baving descended from the place at Faurapoor on the Sutlege, next November. The hill, and stolen away the camels of the Nazim of Multan, deputation will be escorted by two companies of native while they were grazing in a pasture ; but when the

SCIND.

pursued and attacked them. The Klaybur forces were | led him to change from Protestantism to Romanism, in defeated and hid themselves in the hills.

expectation of obtaining relief, and that being disappoint.

ed he has now become Mahometan, in which he has CABUL.-Reports from that place say that Captain been more successful, having, in the few days since his Alexander Lurnes is enjoying his health well at Cabul, head was shaved and his dress changed, obtained a large and the Ameers of the place visit hiin every day. There sum of money in presents from the Moors. He is in has been very little snow, and the travellers state that fact a complete lion amongst these people who crowd to they have never felt so much heat in Cabul as they do see Abdul Rahim Mowlah, which is the name he now this season.

rejoices in. He has deserted his wife and children, de.

claring, however, bis readiness to provide for them if they D.-By intelligence received from Scind, it ap- adopted his new creed ; but he is shortly to be married to pears that some ten or twelve thousand of beloochees, a Moor woman, with whom he will probably get a consihaving assembled together, had cominenced depredaderable marriage portion. There are also said to be differtions within the Scind territories, and had plundered and ent plans to provide liberally for him ; either to give him ruined many villages therein ; when ihe ameers of a bazar in the pettah or to send him to the coast. AltoScind, with a view to put an end to the evil, sent a gether he has made a fine speculation of his apostacy, force against them. On their confronting the enemy, though we scarcely think the Moors can derive mucha the number of the latter being greater, the former was credit from their converi. defeated. The ameers of Scind, about a month after, got up a powerful army, which proceeding against the

BURMAH beloochees, the tables were turned against them, and their number being far smaller, they thought it best to MAULMEIN.-The barracks for the expected European retreat. The Sciad troops routed them and killed num. regiment are last progressing, and, no doubt, will be bers in their retreat.

ready before the end of the month.

The result of the investigation which was held at MarBOMBAY

taban by two Burmese officers of rank, into the outrages

committed on our frontier, is just what was all along LOSS OF A LARGE VESSEL AND A PATAMAR.- A large anticipated. It seems that the Burmese officers sent vessel and a patamar have been lost between Barn Hill over to say they had secured two of the men accused of and Mount Formosa to the southward. The wreck committing murders and robberies. Mr. de la Condawas discovered by a vessel which lately passed down mine proceeded to Martaban to ascertain the fact, and the coast, and information of the event communicated to being satisfied they were the men, (although they were our naval authorities. The person by whoin the com- any thing but secured, being in fact gentlemen, at large, munication was made, observed to leeward a large spar and in the suit of a high Bileng official who had accomabout 15 or 20 feet above water, and, on proceeding to ex panied the Burmese commissioners) he called for the amine this, another spar was observed standing eight feet apprehension of some more of those whose names had out of the sea. The first was evidently, it is said, the lower been given in by him on a former occasion. To his sure mast of a vessel, as the step of it was clearly distinguish- prise, however, the Burmese commissioners said they able, and the smaller one was the mast-head of a pala. had done all that was required of them. They had made mar with the rigging upon it. From the observations enquiries, they said, and apprehended two men, and which were made, it was supposed that the wreck must they intended-to return to Rangoon immediately. Being have been a barque, and that she must have gone down asked if they intended to try even the two men whom in a straight direction, her keel resting on the botiom. They pretended to have secured, they said no, it was no Those who examined the vessel think that she must part of their duty. Mr. de la C. took his leave and the have been of a large size. Endeavours were made to next morning, (the 1st) the two Burmese officers, started disengage each of the spars but withour success, although on their return, although the day before they had said they they managed to tow the smaller one about fifteen yards, intended remaining some days longer. What occasioned when it was retained by something to which it appeared this precipitate retreat on their part is not known. Some to be attached. On sounding there was a depili of 22 attribute it to the want of provisions at Martaban for so fathoms alongside the vessel which.was lying with her large a number of followers as accompanied them ; others head to the southward, from which circumstance it is to the preparations going on here for the reception of adThought she was homeward bound. The pattamar, on ditional troops. Others again assert that orders have examination, appeared to be held down only by the come down from Court, both to prohibit the encourageship's rigging, and could be moved about easily. They ment of dacoits in future, and to put a stop to any ensounded also on the deck of the vessel but could not see quiry into what they may have already effected. Among either its hull or that of the pattamar. The conjecture the native reports current in the place, one that possesses is, that the vessel and the patta mar must bave come in pecular interest for the Maulmain ship-builders, is, that collision during the night of Monday the 23d of April, oppostion building-yards are to be established at Martawhich was a very dark and boisterous one, and to have ban under the auspices of Mr. Sarkies. gone down both of them instantaneously. Great fears are entertained that all on board perished. The wreck

Several vessels have come into the river in search of lies in 22 fathoms water about 15 or 16 miles from the cargoes of rice. The price of this article has consequent. shore, in latitude 12° 26' north, longitude 74 59' ly rapidly risen, and may even be quoted at from seventy east, Burn Hill bearing north 48°, east Mount to seventy-five rupees per 100 baskets. At Rangoon Formosa S. 72° E. and Mount Dillyjust in sight from rice sells at twenty-five rupees per 100 baskets, and, the poop bearing S. 40° E.

doubtless, the authorities there chuckle at their superior

wisdom in keeping down the price of food for their CEYLOX.

people. At Martaban the sale of rice to our people is

strictly prohibited, but the price to be attained there JOHN SMITU:- A great excitement, it is said, at present must offer sufficient temptation for its being smuggled prevails in Colombo, in consequence of a person named John Smith-of English Parents—having lately re- Private letters from Rangoon to the 30th of April, announced the Christian faith for the doctrines of the pronounce the second act of Tharrawadie's interests of hu. phet. The individual is said to be a tailor, but very manity” loving propensities. He has executed the ex-heire

over.

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