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and the poor wretch to be, in this condition, exposed | verely from sea-sickness as to create serious alarm and outside the gate of the city, where he expired from loss uneasiness in the mind of her son, who was induced to of blood. Before life had become extinct, he was at. join her in requesting Colonel Walpole to get the tacked and half devoured by swine and carrion birds ! Captain to steer back to Madras. The Nabob by all This unfortunate creature's crime was, that as a sentry accounts is a good sailor, and was quite well on board, on duty on the palace some years since, he became but the rest of the party were in the most deplorable cognizant of the murder of a thakoor, who had, while state. The trip including passage-money, &c. cost fourengaged in au angry dispute with the Rajah, kicked his teen thousand rupees ! highness in the belly, an insult which so enraged the other thakoors present, that they murdered the author, Amherst arrived at Madras, for the purpose of conveying

THE TANJORB COMMISSIONERS.---The H. C.'s sloop as he retired by the passage which the Meenah guarded. the ex-Tanjore commissioners to Calcutta, and they

Nor is the cruelty of this Rajah confined to his own received a notice to be on board on the 2d instant last, direct acts. He sanctions, and even encourages the but not having completed their arrangements, and be. atrocious crime of sultee, two instances of which occur. lieving that Government would order the ship to wait sed in his estate, within the last seventeen months, one here for a few days longer, they neglected to obey the of them at Ramghur. Yet this is in the face of a summous of Captain Jump, who bas actually sailed positive pledge given by him to Government, that he without them, and left them to experience the inconwill discountenance and prohibit this barbarous rite ! venience of pot taking a jump in time.

BOKIARA.-By letters received from merchants at CAUSEY CHITTY.—That ill-fated man, Causey Chitty, Bokhara, it appears, that Shah Morad, the ruler of has at length, after an incarceration of nearly a quarter Bokhara, considering himself as an oldt friend to the of a century, obtained his liberation, unconditionally. ruler of Herat, had forwarded an army, consisting of

ROBBERS.—A short time since, as Mr. Babington's four thousand musketeers, for the protection of the territories of the latter. When they got near the fort of their way to Coimbatore, they were attacked, near a

party were travelling through the Salem district, on Gorgan, spies look information to the chiefs of the place called Tripatore, by a gang of robbers. The Iran army, that forces from Turkistan had arrived for leader seized and stopped the palankeen of Miss Molle, the aid of Herat, and their intention was to enter the a young lady who accompanied them; but not being fort. On this, measures were adopted to stop the steadily supported by his less valiant companions, be progress of the said army, and the consequence was, was knocked down and beaten off by the bearers. that they were obliged to return home disappointed. CAUBOOL.— The chief of Caubool lately held a coun.

Shortly after the same set made an assault upon the cil of the wise heads of his empire, to consult about the baggage, but there also meeting with superior opposition, best means to be resorted to for the safety of the state. they took their revenge by stoning the defenders of the The chief requested to know whether it would be wise property, and spoiling the beauty of some of the female for him to form alliance with the cliefs of Hindoostan, followers. or with the people of Iran. Some of them maintained

THE BARQUE STAR.- The barque Star, which left Mathat the latter ought not to be done, as the Iranians be- lacca on the 26th ultimo, with a detachment of the 48th longed to the Shea sect of the Mahometan creed; bui regt. N. I. on return to Madras, got aground off the this objection was overruled by one of the Moulavees coast of Lookoet on the 30th ultimo, and little hopes stating, that inasmuch as the Sheus are not prohibited were entertained for her preservation. The Fanny, from reading Namauz and the Koran, and they pero which arrived at Malacca, on her way to Singapore, form the pilgrimage to Mecca, and other ceremonies with the head-quarters of the 8th N.' I., disembarked prescribed by the Mahomedan religion, there can be no the troops, and went to the assistance of the Star, but harm in making friendship with the ruler of Iran. had not returned at the date of the last advices. The The chief approved of the remarks, and made up his Star narrowly escaped an attack while conveying a mind to send one of his sons to Iran.

detachment of the 8th to Malacca, having been sur

rounded by five piratical praos, but owing to the gallant MADRAS.

assistance of the troops and the prompt discharge of a ICE HOUSE.—The good folks in Madras, have deter- few vollies of musketry, an attempt to board was mined on leaving the luxury of ice afforded them, and made. are about to erect an ice house. ERECTION OF A THEATRE, &c.-It is said, that some been received by Government bringing the following

WAR WITH BURMAH.-On dit, that dispatches have public-spirited gentlemen at Madras, have projected a unfavourable intelligence from Ava. King Tharra. scheme for an establishment to comprise a theatre, an waddie hud positively and finally refused to receive a new assembly room, and accommodation for the Masonic resident, or to comply with any of the other demands Lodges working at Madras. It is calculated that a sum which were insisted on by the agents of Government.". If of about 35,000 rupees will be required to compass these this information be correct, a war is inevitable, and the objects, and this is proposed to be raised on the principle necessary preparations will soon be in progress. of a joint-stock company, in 700 shares of fifty rupees each.

BOMBAY LORD ELPHINSTONE.-The report of the recall of Lord EXTRAORDINARY FALL OF ICE.-At Nowloor, in the Elphinstone, is not true.

neighbourhood of and about two miles from Dharwar, .-This fortunate gentleman has

ibere fell, a few days since, a block of ice or a body of come io for a fortune of £100,000, by the death of his hailstones in one mass, which measured nineteen feet

ten inches. This extraordinary mass fell on a Sunday cousin, and is now Harry Baskerville, Esq.

night, and on the Wednesday succeeding a servant, MESSRS. BANNERMAN AND GARROW.-The commission who was sent for the purpose of bringing away a pail to investigate the charges preferred by Mr. Bennerman full of the bulk, reported ihat the mass then still reagainst Mr. Garrow, is now complete. It consists of maining was as large as three palanquins. Mr. Stonhouse, Mr. Babiogton, and Mr. Ashton.

INDUS TRADE FAILURE.—The four boats which left THE NABOB AND HIS FAMILY.-His Highness the Nabob Bombay in April for the Indus, with a return cargo for and his family, after embarking on board the Hereford. Loodiana, have failed in entering that river, off the shire and proceeding to sea for twenty-four hours, have mouths of which they with difficulty escaped shipwreck, returned without accomplishing the object of their and have returned to Mendavee with damaged cargoes.

not

MR. HARRY VIVEASH.

ment,

sivell which sets in there at this season, but fortunate.|| THE INDIAN NAVY.-The pay of lieutenants in the ly righted again. The poor men have been kindly re. Indian navy is to be increased sixty rupees per mengum,' ceived by the resident, Colonel Pottinger, but it is io be by the addition of batta at the rate of Rs- two per day. regretted that any attempt was made so late in the season. The allowance to captains of steamers from passage

WAR with persia. The course of events in Persia money to the Red Sea is to be reduced to Rs three hunhas called for an armed interference on the part of the dred instead of as at present Rs four hundred. Government of Bombay. An armed force is to proceed

BUILDING OF SEVENTY-FOURS.-Orders have been rethe Persian gulph forthwith, according to directions ceived from England for the construction at Bombay received from Lord Palmerston, and take possession of of two seventy-four.gun ships, for the royal navy. the island of Karack, which is situated a little to the This will put the dockyard establishment in motion, northward of Bushire. The ridiculously small number and lead to a good deal of bustle in the building depart: of 600 sepoys, is to be despatched on this expedition.

These vessels for want of room in the regular THE WRECK. The following is an extract from a letter turned to good account, and perhaps be rendered perma

docks, are to be built at Cross Island,which will thus be which has been received from Captain Jump, of the nently very useful as an auxiliary io the dockyards. Hon. Company's ship Amherst, who was directed on his

DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE RIVER oxus.-The voyage down the coast to survey the spot in which the interesting discovery of the source of the river Oxus has wreck of a 600 ton ship was said to have been discovered been made by Lieut. Wood, of the Indian navy, alby Capt. Green of the Triumph.

tached to Captain Burnes's mission. This celebrated " At past 5 P. m. I went myself in the cutter to river rises among the mountains of Pameer in Sirikool.' examine the wreck, and found the peel of a nast 8 to from a lake nearly fifteen thousand six hundred feet 10 feet above water, and a small spar about 4 feet above above the level of the ocean, and encircled by lakes on water. This must evidently belong to a large buggalow, all sides except the west, through which it finds a being a rough poon spar 18 to 20 inches in diamater, and channel: To the late Captain Burnes and Lieut. Wood the smaller one appears to be the yard (of poon also), have given the appropriate name of “ lake Victora.” The heel of the mast is much bleached, and the part SECUNDBRABAD. --Accounts from Secunderabad state, under water is covered with barnacles, showing it must that the present is one of the severest seasons that has have been there some time.

been known there for many years, the thermometer be. ing in the shade 104 degrees. There has been no rain,

aod consequently no decent forage is procurable. The They must not be very secure in that description of fruit trees are drooping fast, notwithstanding all the vessel, must have got unshipped, and is now hanging by watering and care bestowed on them. The troops are, rigging. In that case it would give way to a coucussion however, extremely healthy. Murders and robberies are such as that of a ship running against it, and not be common in the neighbourhood of the camp. more dangerous than a large fishing stake.

THE TURKS.-It is said that a Turkish force has overCaptain Green's bearings were pretty correct.” run one of the finest of the south-western provinces of

Captain Green, however, must have been very short. Persia. Should then the force sent up to the gulph be sighted, not to distinguish the difference between the mast of no further service, it may yet be extremely useful in of a buggalow and that of a large ship. He besides restoring this unfortunate province to a state of order. said nothing about the spar being loose, although his We have heard no further particulars. men tried to detach it, and not a word was spoken of the

THUGS.-An extensive execution of persons convicta barnacles.

ed of thuggee has taken place at Mangalore, and no DUTY ON NUTMEG.– The Government has thought pro. prished on the scaffold. A large number is also on

less than eight of these miserable enemies of mankind per at last to give up the duty imposed on nutmegs, &c. the road to Madras for transportion to Moulmein. on being imported into the island. ANOTHER REVOLUTION EXPECTED AT GOA.-There is a

BURMAH. rumour among the Portuguese population of Bombay, Moulmein Chronicles of the 28th of April, have been that another revolution is on the point of being perpetrato received during the week. Affairs seem to be in statue ed at Goa. According to the latest accounts from that quo. Major Benson, of the H. C, 11th native infantry, unfortunate city, a private notice had been received by and late military secretary to Lord William Bentinck, the secretary to Government, that three of the regiments proceeds immediately to Rangoon, in the room of Colohad leagued together to take up arms against the consti- nel Burney ; and we shall soon learn how far the detuted authorities, the object of the combination being, to termination of Tharrawaddie not to treat personally with depose the Governor and certain others of the leading any representative of the British Government, will be functionaries, with the exception of the Commander-in- persevered in. Chief. The reason assigned for this movement, was the In the mean time the clouds are collecting on our irregularity in the payment of the troops, who are now, Nepaulese frontier, it would appear, three months in arrears. The embar. Mr. Blundell and the British residents at Maulrassments of the Portuguese Government may in some mein, assisted by a few Burmese and Chinese, have measure be accounted for, by the necessity that occurred subscribed Rs 1,117 to the famine fund for the northlately, for the fitting out of an expedition which proceed west frontier. to alacao, for the purpose of supporting the Governor THE LATE HEIR APPARENT.-The late heir apparent, of that place, who, but the last accounts, was in daily ex. it appears, was put to death in the most violeat and out. pectation of being compelled to abdicate, on account of rageous manner, usual forms in all cases of executions his having rendered himself exceediugly unpopular with of any of the royal family, having been dispensed with, his new subjects as well as obnoxious to the Chinese -he was dragged forth and beheaded like a common. authorities. The force sent, consisted of 270 soldiers and criminal. That he had been guilty of attempting to resailors, who left Goa on the 15th ultimo, in a corvette. cover his rights of which he had been deprived by the Should the threat of a rising at Goa be put in execution, usurpation of the present king, has not yet been estabthere can be but little doubt of its success, as the military lished on sufficient evidence. there are all powerful and have invariably succeeded in The execution of the young late beir apparent to the cashiering their chiefs, civil or military, when prompted throne, has been followed by that of a great many indito do so by that impatience of control so habitual to viduals connected with him. The measure is said to troops serving under a weak and impoverished Govern. have proved most uupopular throughout the country. ment, the conduct of which easily affords a pretext for A correspondent writes, * Tharrawaddie's measures are

best thing the editor could do, would be to locate bim-| Captain Runbeer Singh, an officer in the Nepaul self forthwith in Mr. Beardsmore's asylum, and entrust Rajah's service, lately passed through Agra on a mission himself to the safe-keeping of that gentleman.

to Canda har. MISSING MAIL.—The Calcutta dawk of the 16th of May, Tbe late revisit of cholera in the 23d regiment has for Delhi, Meerut, Shabarunpore, Loodianah, Simla, nearly ceased, but the native portion of the troops are Subathoo and Umballa, is reported missing after pas. still suffering with fevers to an unprecedented degree for sing Mynporee with all letters and papers, but under Agra. The native part of the community is tolerably what circumstances, there is no information ; and from healthy, at least that part of it which is pretty well the length of time that has elapsed, it is to be apprehend- sheltered from the intense heat of the season; but ed, none is forthcoming.

amidst the miserable employed or unemployed destitute mr. Pearson.-We are informed that Mr. Assistant poor, who have assembled here, the moriality is quite Surgeon John Thomas Pearson, is likely to be appointed from intense heat and sand; the burden of the atmus

appalling. The state of the weather is most appalling assistant surgeon in medical charge of Dorjeeling.

phere is altogether almost unendurable. WAX-Cloth versus CAOUTCHOUC.- Previous to deter

MYNPOOREE.- A bhangy dawk from Calcutta was remining upon the substitution of caoutchouc for wax. cently plundered near the station. No particulars bave cloth, it has been deemed advisable to have a certain transpired beyond the precincts of otfice. quantity prepared for the purpose of ascertaining how

JAUJEMOW,-0the 281h ultimo, the house on the lar, in common wear and tear, it is superior or even equal to wax-clotlı, its comparative cheapness with the

Jaujemow estate, the residence of Mr. J. Amman, ada usual cost of the latter being undoubted. In conformity joining Cawn pore contonments, was entered by 70 or

80 armed deprestitors, who managed to carry away with this design, a small piece of caoutchouc cloth was Jately submitted to a committee, who, it appears, after property to the amount of 8,000 rupees, chests of draw. testing its quality by various experiments, lave pronounc The magistrate, repaired' instantly from his residence at

ers, &c. were broken open by hatchets. Mr. Wilson, ed it interior 10 wax-cloth, and not at all calculated to Nabob Gunye to the spot, but the t'ieves had by that constitute a suving substitute, which it was expected to form,

time gone away with their booly. However, it is hoped,

that they will not escape unpunished. Mr. Amman MOFUSSIL.

was from home during the outrage, and Mrs. Amman delur.—The skeleton of a human body, measuring with her two little children and her mother-in-law, Mrs. nine feet four inches, was dug up by miners, near the Trickett took refuge in a fisherman's boat which happen. southern extremity of the Hymalayan mountains, duo ed to be at the ghaut. The chokeedars were unable to ring the past month, at a very short distance from the offer effectual resistance ; three of them were severely insurface of the nearest stratum of mould.

jured in opposing the a tacking party. Captain Abbot, of the artillery regiment, reached NEEMUCH.— The remains of the Joora force were Delhi' from Mhow, some days ago, having been neither expected to relurn to this station by the 29th instani, stopped nor robbed on the way up.

Nobody appearing inclined to take the country, it was Captain Abbot, merely heard the voices of some fif- abandoned to the lawful and most lawless owners. teen horsemen, who passed on the closed side of his None of the murderers for whose apprehension the force palanqueen, at about iwenty yards distance from it, and was sent out have been apprehended, so when was the after whom a “hue and cry" was raised, by a rabble of

business managed ? villagers, near Humeergurh.

NUSSEERABAD. - Heavy showers of rain have recently The rise of the river Jumaa, has carried away the

fallen here and in the neighbourhood. bridge of boats at Rajehat.

HORUL.-Cholera is raging here with great violence. Rumours of the murder, in Persia, of Mr. McNeil, in one hour, and from that time till the succeeding day,

On the 28th instant twenty people are said to have died the British representative, prevail at Delhi and the not one, who was attacked, escaped. neighbouring stations,

CAWNPORE.- The heat is intense; much sickness preThe artilleryman, Cotter, who was sentenced to death, vails amongst the European troops, especially Her Maby a general court-martial, lately assenibled at Kurnaul, jesty's 30 dragoons. Eight funerals took place on the underwent his sentence in presence of all the troops at evening of the 24 instant, at the calvary end of cantonthat station, on the morning of the 8th instant. The un.

ments. Every door on the windward sides of the dra. fortunate man met bois fate with great firmness, and march-goon barracks in clo-ed at night " by order," and not ed round the square with a steady and deliberate step, a breath of air suffered to perflate these densely inhabit. keeping as exaci time with the music, as if he haded buildings. The prevailing sickness, which partakes been one of a funeral party following a comrade to much of the nature of apoplexy, cannot be attributed to the grave.

want of exercise, as the dragoons are indulged with FURRUKH NUGGER.-Several vatives of Delhi, to riding school every morning, and frequently enjoy foot whom the Nawaub of this zillah is indebted, lately made parades, which last until dark in the afternoon. a representation to the Governor General, in which they stated, that they could not sue the Nawaub in the ful whirlwind at Allahabad :

ALLAHABAD. –The following is an account of a dreadSession Judge's Court, for the recovery of their debts, as the judge of that court would not try complaints On Saturday, the 20 June, (that is the day before against a man of the Nawaub's rank, la reply to this, yesterday.) the whole sky looked strongly hazy, and His Excellency very properly directed all complaints the barometer for three or four days previously having from parties within the Company's jurisdiction to be indicated the approach of bad weather. I left office heard against the Nawaub, and adjudged.

rather early in order to be at home when the gale ACRA.-Government have refused to acknowledge when the room became so very dark, and there was such

should come on. About 5 o'clock, we were at dinner the claims of Mirza Kamber, to be considered as heir a cry of surprise outside amongst the natives, that ! 10 bis late father Prince Sooleeman Shakoh. One weni out to see what was the matter. The whole sky branch of the native poblesse has thus been cut off,

was blood-red, not with clouds, for there was not a Slight shocks of an earthquake were felt at the station cloud to be seen, and, overhead moved immense masses on the 26th and 27th ultimo, but very imperceptibly. of dust'; but below there was not a breath of wiad !

Shortly after, it became dark and the wind moved on was still buried under the rubbish. I screamed to the strongly, carrying with it the sand and dust. We col. people, who were about the compound, but could get lected together in the compound, to witness what was gone to hear;—when I attempted to run forward against going on, and it soon became so extremely dark, though the wind, I was, really moving backwards, and it was the sun was still up, that we could not see one another with the greatest difficulty that I managed to keep about at the distance of two yards.

the spot. My own strength was not of the slightest use in extricating Mrs. * *, and I tried to lift the roof

which I found bad fallen edgeways across the small of The darkness was not only visible, but tangible, and her back with a beam of wood. Fortunately, I at last as each volume of it passed, the light from above flash-made myself heard, and a man came to my assistance, ed down like lightning, so that those whose eyes were and we got Mrs. out, wonderful to say, unhurt, not thoroughly stuffed up could get a glimpse of what except from a few slight bruizes. Thank God it is over, was going on around. li was really terrific. At last and so well over. Beams of wood with nothing attached there came on a dreadful crash; every thing moved to them, to give them wings, few fifty yards. A from its place, bundles of bamboos clattered along, rabbit coop which takes six men to lift, jumped away branches of trees, crows, and tiles were swepe furiously about thirty feet,-a tree growing in a grove was lifted past, and the frame-work of the tiled roofs shook like a up into the air carried over a compound wall, right sheet, sendiog a shower of tiles up with every shake. up to the door of the dwelling. I need not give you ll now became much clearer ; but soon after this, there any other specimen. was another dreadful gust accompanied with total dark. ness. I left my tent and staggered about trying to get

It is really worth while to see a dust storm up here to my family, as by a great crasla of tiles and the sound at any time; you can have no idea of the sublimity of of falling timbers, thought they were buried under the approach. There is nothing admirable afterwards. its ruins; but I could see nothing. Thank God I found The day before yesterday my mouth got so full of dust, them safe, but the building was much shattered. Some that I looked as if a rajmistry had been feeding me rain with hail and thunder now came on and the sky with a handful of cutcha plaster. The whole station consequently cleared. Chairs and tables, a large bed, is in consternation. and the other usual furniture of a room had a reel about I learn that the barometer indicates a still more se. the compound; every rope of the tent having snapped, vere storm for to-day than either of the last. If so, God and the iraps made their escape. Such a storm was help the poor inhabitants. Qever remembered by that venerable authority, always appealed to in such cases, - the oldest inhabitant. The

HUSSINGABAD.- Letters from Saugor, of date 3d June, loss on the river must have been dreadful, but I have mitted at Hussingabad. The rascals attacked the city,

state that a most dariog dacoity bad been lately comnot yet heard anything particular. On shore, people adjacent to the cantonmeuts, so early as half past seven were dashed into ravines, and against walls and trees; o'clock in the evening, cutting down every one who others suffered by the falling of buildings and trees, and many were cut by tiles, and I understand that two dead opposed them, killed five mea and wounded several, bodies have been picked up. I forgot to mention that a and carried off 15,000 ruppees in money and goods. few days ago about seven in the morning we had a slight Major Ouseley has his people in active pursuit, scouring shock of an earthquake.

the country in every direction, but with what success,

has not yet been ascertained. Now, this has a good deal of the marvellous in it; and would read well in the Wonders of the Universe, or any

NATIV. STATBS. other veritable work on the mysteries of nature; but it

HERAT.-It appears that Herat has at length fallen to, only forms the first course to a rare treat ;- so, be pre. the besiegers. The son of Dost Mahommed Khan had pared to give your powers of belief a little further re. previously proceeded with a considerable body of horse laxation. Yesterday, at the same hour, on it came to pay his court to the King of Persia. Dost Mahom. again, though not heralded in with so much grandeur ; med Khan has now himself treated with the King, and but I will not tell you with so much minuteness ; lei to incite the latter to attempt the conquest of Hindoosit suffice, that the gale was very dreadful throughout; tan,

has assured His Majesty that Cabul and Candahar but, at one particular moment, it was more like a are prepared to obey his bidding, and that he may deal thunderbolt than the effect of wiod. Buildings, and with these countries as in his wisdom and mightiness even trees of great size, were laid prostrate in the iwink- he may think fit, provided only he will aid him in the ling of an eye. The Sudder Board office is in such a invasion of India. Thus there seems every prospect state of wreck, that another house has been taken for of a very promising flare-upon our frontiers ! the business, and the disarrangement and injury done LAHORE.-Ukhbars from Lahore state, that on the to the records, will much impede the public business for Maharajah being informed that a letter bad arrived for some time. Several bungalows are irreparably in him from Captain Burnes, announcing his withdrawal jured, and the tiled houses of the native are every from Cabul, his Highness observed, that Dost Mahomwbere unroofed. Even the Sudder Dewanny offices, med Khan might live to rue the day, and it was now clear which are thorouguly puckah government buildings, enough that that chief believed he had made a better bad sustained injury. We hear of many people book with the Russians. Sirdar Ummur Siog remarked, having been injured. I heard one man crying it was impossible to say what such a combination of who was crushed under a tree, and it is wonderful that powers might effect, but that, if it were every man for any who were out, were able to save themselves, for the himself, the khyburwalla, with his one hundred thou. tiles were quoited down at times with sufficient force to sand horse and twenty-five thousand infantry, might split a man's skull. All my own property is injured, come duwn when he pleased. He would encounter and a great proportion of it, is utterly destroyed. When Sikhs, who have been victorious in the mountains in the great gast came on Mrs... and I were standing Moolion and in Cashmere. at the door of the liule building I before mentioned; the terrific rain that accompained its bursting upon us,

JUB POOR.— The Rawul Beree Sal expired here on made me determine to run to the open garden. The the 27th ult. His deatb, it is thought, proceeded from moment I said “ we had better run," Mrs. ran for a poplexy. Luchwan Sigh, his nephew, succeeds him ward, that door being to the leeward, iqstead of keeping in his regency for the present. Chorlea still sages. under the wall ;- but just then down came the roof ULWUR.-The reforming Rajah of this state has not upon us. I heard her shriek, and after getting close to reformed his own barbarous and inhuman habits. He and the poor wretch to be, in this condition, exposed | verely from sea-sickness as to create serious alarm and outside the gate of the city, where he expired from loss uneasiness in the mind of her son, who was induced to of blood. Before life had become extinct, he was at- join her in requesting Colonel Walpole to get the tacked and half devoured by swine and carrion birds ! Captain to steer back to Madras. The Nabob by all This unfortunate creature's crime was, that as a sentry accounts is a good sailor, and was quite well on board, on duty on the palace some years since, he became but the rest of the party were in the most deplorable cognizant of the murder of a thakoor, who had, while state. The trip including passage-money, &c. cost four. engaged in au angry dispute with the Rajah, kicked his teen thousand rupees ! highness in the belly, an insult which so enraged the other thakoors present, that they murdered the author, Amherst arrived at Madras, for the purpose of conveying

THE TANJORE COMMISSIONENS.--The H. C.'s sloop as he retired by the passage which the Meenah guarded. the ex-Tanjore commissioners to Calcutta, and they

Nor is the cruelty of this Rajah confined to his own received a notice to be on board on the 2d instant last, direct acts. He sanctions, and even encourages the but not having completed their arrangements, and beatrocious crime of suttee, two instances of which occur. lieving that Government would order the ship to wait sed in his estate, within the last seventeen months, one here for a few days longer, they neglected to obey the of them at Ramghur. Yet this is in the face of a summons of Captain Jump, who has actually sailed positive pledge given by him to Government, that he without them, and left them to experience the inconwill discountenance and prohibit this barbarous rite ! venience of not taking a jump in time.

BOKIARA.-By letters received from merchants at CAUSEY CHITTY.–That ill-fated man, Causey Chitty, Bokhara, it appears, that Shah Morad, the ruler of has at length, after an incarceration of nearly a quarter Bokhara, considering himself as an olot friend to the of a century, obtained his liberation, unconditionally. ruler of Herat, had forwarded an army, consisting of

ROBBERS.- A short time since, as Mr. Babington's four thousand musketeers, for the protection of the territories of the latter. When they got near the fort of their way to Coimbatore, they were attacked, near a

party were travelling through the Salem district, on Gorgan, spies look information to the chiefs of the place called Tripatore, by a gang of robbers. The Iran army, that forces from Turkistan had arrived for leader seized and stopped the palankeen of Miss Molle, the aid of Herat, and their intention was to enter the

a young lady who accompanied them ; but not being fort.

On this, measures were adopted to stop the steadily supported by his less valiant companions, he progress of the said army, and the consequence was, was knocked down and beaten off by the bearers. thai they were obliged to return home disappointed.

CAUBOOL.-The chief of Caubool lately held a coun. Shortly after the same set made an assault upon the cil of the wise heads of his empire, to consult about the baggage, but there also meeting with superior opposition, best means to be resorted to for the safety of the state. they took their revenge by sloning the defenders of the The chief requested to know whether it would be wise property, and spoiling the beauty of some of the female for him to form alliance with the chiefs of Hindoostan, followers. or with the people of Iran. Some of tbem maintained

THE BARQUE STAR. -The barque Star, which lest Ma.. that the latter ought not to be done, as the Iranians be- lacca on the 26th ultimo, with a detachment of the 48th Jonged to the Shea sect of the Mahometan creed; bui regt. N. l. on return to Madras, got aground off the this objection was overruled by one of the Moulavees coast of Lookoet on the 30th ultimo, and little hopes stating, that inasmuch as the Sheus are not prohibited were entertained for her preservation. The Fanny, from reading Namauz and the Koran, and they per- which arrived at Malacca, on her way to Singapore, form the pilgrimage to Mecca, and other ceremonies with the head-quarters of the 8th N.°I., disembarked prescribed by the Mahomedan religion, there can be no the troops, and went to the assistance of the Star, but harm in making friendship with the ruler of Iran. had not returned at the date of the last advices. The The chief approved of the remarks, and made up his Star narrowly escaped an attack while conveying a mind to send one of his sons to Iran.

detachment of the 8th to Malacca, having been sur.

rounded by five piratical praos, bat owing to the gallant MADRAS.

assistance of the troops and the prompt discharge of a ICE HOUSE.—The good folks in Madras, have deter- few vollies of musketry, an attempt to board was mined on leaving the luxury of ice afforded them, and made. are about to erect an ice house. ERECTION OF A THEATRE, &c. It is said, that some been received by Government bringing the following

WAR WITH BURMAN.-On dit, that dispatches have public-spirited gentlemen at Madras, have projected a unfavourable intelligence from Ava. scheme for an establishment to comprise a theatre, an waddie hud positively and finally refused to receive a new

King Tharra. assembly room, and accommodation for the Masonic resident, or to comply with any of the other demands Lodges working at Madras. It is calculated that a sum which were insisted on by the agents of Government.". If of about 35,000 rupees will be required to compass these this information be correct, a war is inevitable, and the objects, and this is proposed to be raised on the principle necessary preparations will soon be in progress. of a joint-stock company, in 700 shares of fifty rupees each.

BOMBAY LORD ELPHINSTONE.-The report of the recall of Lord EXTRAORDINARY FALL OF ICE.-At Nowloor, in the Elphinstone, is not true.

neighbourhood of and about two miles from Dharwar, MR. HARRY viveash. This fortunate gentleman has ibere sell, a few days since, a block of ice or a body of come io for a fortune of £100,000, by the death of his hailstones in one mass, which measured nineteen feet

ten inches. This extraordinary mass fell on a Sunday cousin, and is now Harry Baskerville, Esq.

night, and on the Wednesday succeeding a servant, MESSRS. BANNERMAN AND GARROW.-The commission who was sent for the purpose of bringing away a pail to investigate the charges preferred by Mr. Bennerman full of the bulk, reported ihat the mass then still reagainst Mr. Garrow, is now complete. It consists of maining was as large as three palanquins. Mr. Stonhouse, Mr. Babiogion, and Mr. Aslıton.

INDUS TRADE FAILURE.-The four boats which left THE NABOB AND HIS FAMILY.-His Highness the Nabob Bombay in April for the Indus, with a return cargo for and his family, after embarking on board the Hereford. Loodiana, bave failed in entering that river, off the shire and proceeding to sea for twenty-four hours, have mouths of which they with difficulty escaped shipwreck, Teturned without accomplishing the object of their and have returned to Mendavee wiib damaged cargoes.

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