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THE INDIAN NAVY.-The pay of lieutenants in the Indian navy is to be increased sixty rupees per mensum, by the addition of batta at the rate of Rs- two per day. The allowance to captains of steamers from passagemoney to the Red Sea is to be reduced to Rs three hundred instead of as at present Re four hundred.

BUILDING OF SEVENTY-FOURS.-Orders have been re

swell which sets in there at this season, but fortunately righted again. The poor men have been kindly received by the resident, Colonel Pottinger, but it is to be regretted that any attempt was made so late in the season. WAR WITH PERSIA.-The course of events in Persia has called for an armed interference on the part of the Government of Bombay. An armed force is to proceed ceived from England for the construction at Bombay the Persian gulph forthwith, according to directions 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 department. These vessels for want of room in the regular of 600 sepoys, is to be despatched on this expedition. docks, are to be built at Cross Island, which will thus be → THE WRECK.—The following is an extract from a letter turned to good account, and perhaps be rendered permawhich has been received from Captain Jump, of the nently very useful as an auxiliary to the dockyards. Hon. Company's ship Amherst, who was directed on his voyage down the coast to survey the spot in which the wreck of a 600 ton ship was said to have been discovered by Capt. Green of the Triumph.

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At past 5 P. M. I went myself in the cutter to examine the wreck, and found the peel of a mast 8 to 10 feet above water, and a small spar about 4 feet above water. This must evidently belong to a large buggalow, being a rough poon spar 18 to 20 inches in diamater, and the smaller one appears to be the yard (of poon also). The heel of the mast is much bleached, and the part under water is covered with barnacles, showing it must have been there some time.

They must not be very secure in that description of vessel, must have got unshipped, and is now hanging by rigging. In that case it would give way to a concussion such as that of a ship running against it, and not be more dangerous than a large fishing stake.

Captain Green's bearings were pretty correct." Captain Green, however, must have been very shortsighted, not to distinguish the difference between the mast of a buggalow and that of a large ship. He besides said nothing about the spar being loose, although his men tried to detach it, and not a word was spoken of the barnacles.

DUTY ON NUTMEGS.-The Government has thought proper at last to give up the duty imposed on nutmegs, &c. on being imported into the island.

DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE RIVER OXUS.-The

interesting discovery of the source of the river Oxus has been made by Lieut. Wood, of the Indian navy, altached to Captain Burnes's mission. This celebrated river rises among the mountains of Pameer in Sirikool,' from a lake nearly fifteen thousand six hundred feet above the level of the ocean, and encircled by lakes on all sides except the west, through which it finds a channel. To the late Captain Burnes and Lieut. Wood have given the appropriate name of "lake Victora."

SECUNDERABAD.-Accounts from Secunderabad state, that the present is one of the severest seasons that has been known there for many years, the thermometer be ing in the shade 104 degrees. There has been no rain, fruit trees are drooping fast, notwithstanding all the and consequently no decent forage is procurable. The watering and care bestowed on them. The troops are, however, extremely healthy. Murders and robberies are common in the neighbourhood of the camp.

THE TURKS.-It is said that a Turkish force has overrun one of the finest of the south-western provinces of Persia. Should then the force sent up to the gulph be of no further service, it may yet be extremely useful in restoring this unfortunate province to a state of order. We have heard no further particulars.

THUGS. An extensive execution of persons convicted of thuggee has taken place at Mangalore, and no less than eight of these miserable enemies of mankind prished on the scaffold. A large number is also on the road to Madras for transportion to Moulmein.

BURMAH.

Moulmein Chronicles of the 28th of April, have been received during the week. Affairs seem to be in statue quo. Major Benson, of the H. C. 11th native infantry, and late military secretary to Lord William Bentinck, proceeds immediately to Rangoon, in the room of Colonel Burney; and we shall soon learn how far the determination of Tharrawaddie not to treat personally with any representative of the British Government, will be persevered in.

In the mean time the clouds are collecting on our Nepaulese frontier,

Mr. Blundell and the British residents at Maulmein, assisted by a few Burmese and Chinese, have subscribed Rs 1,117 to the famine fund for the northwest frontier.

THE LATE HEIR APPARENT.-The late heir apparent,

ANOTHER REVOLUTION EXPECTED AT GOA.-There is a rumour among the Portuguese population of Bombay, that another revolution is on the point of being perpetrated at Goa. According to the latest accounts from that unfortunate city, a private notice had been received by the secretary to Government, that three of the regiments had leagued together to take up arms against the constituted authorities, the object of the combination being, to depose the Governor and certain others of the leading functionaries, with the exception of the Commander-inChief. The reason assigned for this movement, was the irregularity in the payment of the troops, who are now, it would appear, three months in arrears. The embarrassments of the Portuguese Government may in some measure be accounted for, by the necessity that occurred lately, for the fitting out of an expedition which proceed to Macao, for the purpose of supporting the Governor of that place, who, but the last accounts, was in daily ex- it appears, was put to death in the most violent and outpectation of being compelled to abdicate, on account of rageous manner, usual forms in all cases of executions his having rendered himself exceedingly 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 cashiering their chiefs, civil or military, when prompted to do so by that impatience of control so habitual to troops serving under a weak and impoverished Govern. ment, the conduct of which easily affords a pretext for

The execution of the young late heir apparent to the throne, has been followed by that of a great many individuals connected with him. The measure is said to have proved most unpopular throughout the country. A correspondent writes, "Tharrawaddie's measures are

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MYNPOOREE.-A bhangy dawk from Calcutta was re

WAX-CLOTH versus CAOUTCHOUC.- Previous to determining upon the substitution of caoutchouc for wax-cently plundered near this station. No particulars have cloth, it has been deemed advisable to have a certain transpired beyond the precincts of office. quantity prepared for the purpose of ascertaining how far, in common wear and tear, it is superior or even equal to wax-cloth, its comparative cheapness with the usual cost of the latter being undoubted. In conformity with this design, a small piece of caoutchouc cloth was lately submitted to a committee, who, it appears, after testing its quality by various experiments, have pronounced it inferior to wax-cloth, and not at all calculated to constitute a saving substitute, which it was expected to form.

Captain Abbot, of the artillery regiment, reached Delhi from Mhow, some days ago, having been neither stopped nor robbed on the way up.

JAUJEMOW.-On the 28th ultimo, the house on the Jaujemow estate, the residence of Mr. J. Amman, ad80 armed depredators, who managed to carry away joining Cawnpore contonments, was entered by 70 or property to the amount of 8,000 rupees, chests of drawthe magistrate, repaired instantly from his residence at ers, &c. were broken open by hatchets. Mr. Wilson, Nabob Gunge to the spot, but the t'ieves had by that time gone away with their booty. However, it is hoped, that they will not escape unpunished. Mr. Amman was from home during the outrage, and Mrs. Amman DELHI.-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 happensouthern extremity of the Hymalayan mountains, dued 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 attacking party.

MOFUSSIL.

Captain Abbot, merely heard the voices of some fif. teen horsemen, who passed on the closed side of his palanqueen, at about twenty yards distance from it, and after whom a "hue and cry" was raised, by a rabble of villagers, near Humeergurh.

The rise of the river Jumna, has carried away the bridge of boats at Rajehat.

Rumours of the murder, in Persia, of Mr. McNeil, the British representative, prevail at Delhi and the neighbouring stations.

Captain Runbeer Singh, an officer in the Nepaul Rajah's service, lately passed through Agra on a mission to Candahar.

FURRUKH NUGGER.-Several natives of Delhi, to whom the Nawaub of this zillah is indebted, lately made a representation to the Governor General, in which they stated, that they could not sue the Nawaub in the Session Judge's Court, for the recovery of their debts, as the judge of that court would not try complaints against a man of the Nawaub's rank, In reply to this, His Excellency very properly directed all complaints from parties within the Company's jurisdiction to be heard against the Nawaub, and adjudged.

The late revisit of cholera in the 23d regiment has nearly ceased, but the native portion of the troops are still suffering with fevers to an unprecedented degree for Agra. The native part of the community is tolerably healthy, at least that part of it which is pretty well sheltered from the intense heat of the season; but amidst the miserable employed or unemployed destitute poor, who have assembled here, the mortality is quite from intense heat and sand; the burden of the atmosappalling. The state of the weather is most appalling phere is altogether almost unendurable.

AGRA.-Government have refused to acknowledge the claims of Mirza Kamber, to be considered as heir to his late father Prince Sooleeman Shakoh. One branch of the native noblesse has thus been cut off.

Slight shocks of an earthquake were felt at the station on the 26th and 27th ultimo, but very imperceptibly.

NEEMUCH.-The remains of the Joora force were expected to return to this station by the 29th instant. Nobody appearing inclined to take the country, it was abandoned to the lawful and most lawless owners. None of the murderers for whose apprehension the force was sent out have been apprehended, so when was the business managed?

CAWNPORE.The heat is intense; much sickness pre

The artilleryman, Cotter, who was sentenced to death,vails amongst the European troops, especially Her Maby a general court-martial, lately assembled at Kurnaul, jesty's 3d dragoons. Eight funerals took place on the underwent his sentence in presence of all the troops at evening of the 2d 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 drafortunate man met his fate with great firmness, and march-goon barracks is closed 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 inhabitkeeping as exact time with the music, as if he had ed 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 riding school every morning, and frequently enjoy foot parades, which last until dark in the afternoon.

NUSSEERABAD.-Heavy showers of rain have recently fallen here and in the neighbourhood.

HORUL.-Cholera is raging here with great violence. in one hour, and from that time till the succeeding day, On the 28th instant twenty people are said to have died not one, who was attacked, escaped.

ful whirlwind at Allahabad :
ALLAHABAD.-The following is an account of a dread-

On Saturday, the 2d June, (that is the day before
yesterday,) the whole sky looked strongly hazy, and
the barometer for three or four days previously having
indicated the approach of bad weather. I left office
rather early in order to be at home when the gale
should come on.
when the room became so very dark, and there was such
About 5 o'clock, we were at dinner
a cry of surprise outside amongst the natives, that I
went out to see what was the matter. The whole sky
was blood-red, not with clouds, for there was not a
cloud to be seen, and, overhead moved immense masses
of dust; but below there was not a breath of wind!

was still buried under the rubbish. I screamed to the people, who were about the compound, but could get none to hear;-when I attempted to run forward against the wind, I was, really moving backwards, and it was with the greatest difficulty that I managed to keep about the spot. My own strength was not of the slightest use in extricating Mrs., and I tried to lift the roof which I found had fallen edgeways across the small of her back with a beam of wood. Fortunately, I at last

The darkness was not only visible, but tangible, and 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. It 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, flew 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 swept 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, sending a shower of tiles up with every shake. up to the door of the dwelling. I need not give you It now became much clearer; but soon after this, there any other specimen. was another dreadful gust accompanied with total darkness. I left my tent and staggered about trying to get to my family, as by a great crash of tiles and the sound of falling timbers, I thought they were buried under its ruins; but I could see nothing. Thank God I found them safe, but the building was much shattered. Some rain with hail and thunder now came on and the sky consequently cleared. Chairs and tables, a large bed, and the other usual furniture of a room had a reel about the compound; every rope of the tent having snapped, and the traps made their escape. Such a storm was never remembered by that venerable authority, always appealed to in such cases, - the oldest inhabitant. The loss on the river must have been dreadful, but I have not yet heard anything particular. On shore, people were dashed into ravines, and against walls and trees, others suffered by the falling of buildings and trees, and many were cut by tiles, and I understand that two dead bodies have been picked up. I forgot to mention that a few days ago about seven in the morning we had a slight

shock of an earthquake.

Shortly after, it became dark and the wind moved on strongly, carrying with it the sand and dust. We collected together in the compound, to witness what was going on, and it soon became so extremely dark, though the sun was still up, that we could not see one another at the distance of two yards.

It is really worth while to see a dust storm up here at any time; you can have no idea of the sublimity of the approach. There is nothing admirable afterwards. The day before yesterday my mouth got so full of dust, that I looked as if a rajmistry had been feeding me with a handful of cutcha plaster. The whole station is in consternation.

I learn that the barometer indicates a still more severe storm for to-day than either of the last. If so, God help the poor inhabitants.

HUSSINGABAD.-Letters from Saugor, of date 3d June, state that a most daring dacoity had been lately comadjacent to the cantonments, so early as half past seven mitted at Hussingabad. The rascals attacked the city, o'clock in the evening, cutting down every one who opposed them, killed five men and wounded several, and carried off 15,000 ruppees in money and goods. Major Ouseley has his people in active pursuit, scouring the country in every direction, but with what success, has not yet been ascertained.

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Now, this has a good deal of the marvellous in it; and would read well in the Wonders of the Universe, or any 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 prethe 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; let 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 are prepared to obey his bidding, and that he may deal thunderbolt than the effect of wind. Buildings, and with these countries as in his wisdom and mightiness even trees of great size, were laid prostrate in the twink- 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 had 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 Mahomwhere 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 had sustained injury. We hear of many people book with the Russians. Sirdar Ummur Sing 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 thoutiles 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 down 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 Moolton and in Cashmere. at the door of the little building I before mentioned; the terrific rain that accompained its bursting upon us, made me determine to run to the open garden. The moment I said "we had better run," Mrs. ran for ward, that door being to the leeward, instead of keeping under the wall ;-but just then down came the roof upon us. I heard her shriek, and after getting close to

JUE POOR.-The Rawul Beree Sal expired here on the 27th ult. His death, it is thought, proceeded from apoplexy. Luchwan Sigh, his nephew, succeeds him in his regency for the present. Chorlea still rages.

ULWUR.-The reforming Rajah of this state has not 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 fourengaged in an angry dispute with the Rajah, kicked his teen thousand rupees ! highness in the belly, an insult which so enraged the THE TANJORE COMMISSIONERS.-The H. C.'s sloop other thakoors present, that they murdered the author, Amherst arrived at Madras, for the purpose of conveying as he retired by the passage which the Meenah guarded. the ex-Tanjore commissioners to Calcutta, and they received a notice to be on board on the 2d instant last, but not having completed their arrangements, and believing that Government would order the ship to wait here for a few days longer, they neglected to obey the summous of Captain Jump, who has actually sailed without them, and left them to experience the inconvenience of not taking a jump in time.

Nor is the cruelty of this Rajah confined to his own direct acts. He sanctions, and even encourages the atrocious crime of suttee, two instances of which occurred in his estate, within the last seventeen months, one of them at Ramghur. Yet this is in the face of positive pledge given by him to Government, that he will discountenance and prohibit this barbarous rite!

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BOKHARA. By letters received from merchants at Bokhara, it appears, that Shah Morad, the ruler of Bokhara, considering himself as an old friend to the ruler of Herat, had forwarded an army, consisting of four thousand musketeers, for the protection of the territories of the latter. When they got near the fort of Gorgan, spies took information to the chiefs of the Iran army, that forces from Turkistan had arrived for the aid of Herat, and their intention was to enter thea 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.

ROBBERS.-A short time since, as Mr. Babington's their way to Coimbatore, they were attacked, near a party were travelling through the Salem district, on lace called Tripatore, by a gang of robbers. leader seized and stopped the palankeen of Miss Molle,

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MADRAS.

ICE HOUSE.-The good folks in Madras, have determined on leaving the luxury of ice afforded them, and are about to erect an ice house.

CAUBOOL. The chief of Caubool lately held a council of the wise heads of his empire, to consult about the best means to be resorted to for the safety of the state. The chief requested to know whether it would be wise for him to form alliance with the chiefs of Hindoostan, 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; but 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 Sheas 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 surrounded by five piratical praos, bat owing to the gallant assistance of the troops and the prompt discharge of a few vollies of musketry, an attempt to board was not made.

ERECTION OF A THEATRE, &c.-It is said, that some public-spirited gentlemen at Madras, have projected a scheme for an establishment to comprise a theatre, an assembly room, and accommodation for the Masonic Lodges working at Madras. It is calculated that a sum of about 35,000 rupees will be required to compass these objects, and this is proposed to be raised on the principle of a joint-stock company, in 700 shares of fifty rupees each.

LORD ELPHINSTONE.-The report of the recall of Lord Elphinstone, is not true.

CAUSEY CHITTY.-That ill-fated man, Causey Chitty, has at length, after an incarceration of nearly a quarter of a century, obtained his liberation, unconditionally.

MR. HARRY VIVEASH.-This fortunate gentleman has come in for a fortune of £100,000, by the death of his cousin, and is now Harry Baskerville, Esq.

Shortly after the same set made an assault upon the baggage, but there also meeting with superior opposition, they took their revenge by stoning the defenders of the property, and spoiling the beauty of some of the female followers.

WAR WITH BURMAH.-On dit, that dispatches have been received by Government bringing the following unfavourable intelligence from Ava. King Tharrawaddie had positively and finally refused to receive a new resident, or to comply with any of the other demands which were insisted on by the agents of Government." If this information be correct, a war is inevitable, and the necessary preparations will soon be in progress.

BOMBAY.

EXTRAORDINARY FALL OF ICE.-At Nowloor, in the neighbourhood of and about two miles from Dharwar, there fell, a few days since, a block of ice or a body of hailstones in one mass, which measured nineteen feet ten inches. This extraordinary mass fell on a Sunday night, and on the Wednesday succeeding a servant, who was sent for the purpose of bringing away a pail full of the bulk, reported that the mass then still re

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MESSRS. BANNERMAN AND GARROW.-The commission to investigate the charges preferred by Mr. Bennerman against Mr. Garrow, is now complete. It consists of maining was as large as three palanquins. Mr. Stonhouse, Mr. Babington, 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 Menda vee with damaged cargoes.

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swell which sets in there at this season, but fortunate-
ly righted again. The poor men have been kindly re-
ceived by the resident, Colonel Pottinger, but it is to be
regretted that any attempt was made so late in the season.
WAR WITH PERSIA.-The course of events in Persia
has called for an armed interference on the part of the
Government of Bombay. An armed force is to proceed
the 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
ment. These vessels for want of room in the regular
of 600 sepoys, is to be despatched on this expedition.
docks, are to be built at Cross Island, which will thus be
turned to good account, and perhaps be rendered perma-
nently very useful as an auxiliary to the dockyards.

THE WRECK.-The following is an extract from a letter which has been received from Captain Jump, of the Hon. Company's ship Amherst, who was directed on his voyage down the coast to survey the spot in which the wreck of a 600 ton ship was said to have been discovered by Capt. Green of the Triumph.

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At past 5 P. M. I went myself in the cutter to examine the wreck, and found the peel of a mast 8 to 10 feet above water, and a small spar about 4 feet above water. This must evidently belong to a large buggalow, being a rough poon spar 18 to 20 inches in diamater, and the smaller one appears to be the yard (of poon also). The heel of the mast is much bleached, and the part under water is covered with barnacles, showing it must have been there some time.

They must not be very secure in that description of vessel, must have got unshipped, and is now hanging by rigging. In that case it would give way to a concussion such as that of a ship running against it, and not be more dangerous than a large fishing stake.

Captain Green's bearings were pretty correct." Captain Green, however, must have been very shortsighted, not to distinguish the difference between the mast of a buggalow and that of a large ship. He besides said nothing about the spar being loose, although his men tried to detach it, and not a word was spoken of the

barnacles.

DUTY ON NUTMEGS.-The Government has thought proper at last to give up the duty imposed on nutmegs, &c. on being imported into the island.

ANOTHER REVOLUTION EXPECTED AT GOA.-There is a

rumour among the Portuguese population of Bombay, that another revolution is on the point of being perpetrated at Goa. According to the latest accounts from that unfortunate city, a private notice had been received by the secretary to Government, that three of the regiments had leagued together to take up arms against the constituted authorities, the object of the combination being, to depose the Governor and certain others of the leading functionaries, with the exception of the Commander-inChief. The reason assigned for this movement, was the irregularity in the payment of the troops, who are now, it would appear, three months in arrears. The embarrassments of the Portuguese Government may in some measure be accounted for, by the necessity that occurred lately, for the fitting out of an expedition which proceed to Macao, for the purpose of supporting the Governor of that place, who, but the last accounts, was in daily expectation of being compelled to abdicate, on account of his having rendered himself exceedingly unpopular with his new subjects as well as obnoxious to the Chinese authorities. The force sent, consisted of 270 soldiers and sailors, who left Goa on the 15th ultimo, in a corvette. Should the threat of a rising at Goa be put in execution, there can be but little doubt of its success, as the military there are all powerful and have invariably succeeded in cashiering their chiefs, civil or military, when prompted to do so by that impatience of control so habitual to troops serving under a weak and impoverished Government, the conduct of which easily affords a pretext for

THE INDIAN NAVY.-The pay of lieutenants in the Indian navy is to be increased sixty rupees per mensum, by the addition of batta at the rate of Rs- two per day. The allowance to captains of steamers from passagemoney to the Red Sea is to be reduced to Rs three hundred instead of as at present Re four hundred.

BUILDING OF SEVENTY-FOURS.-Orders have been re

DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE RIVER OXUS.-The

interesting discovery of the source of the river Oxus has been made by Lieut. Wood, of the Indian navy, attached to Captain Burnes's mission. This celebrated river rises among the mountains of Pameer in Sirikool,' from a lake nearly fifteen thousand six hundred feet above the level of the ocean, and encircled by lakes on all sides except the west, through which it finds a channel. To the late Captain Burnes and Lieut. Wood have given the appropriate name of "lake Victora."

SECUNDERABAD.-Accounts from Secunderabad state, that the present is one of the severest seasons that has been known there for many years, the thermometer be ing in the shade 104 degrees. There has been no rain, The fruit trees are drooping fast, notwithstanding all the and consequently no decent forage is procurable. watering and care bestowed on them. The troops are, however, extremely healthy. Murders and robberies are common in the neighbourhood of the camp.

THE TURKS.-It is said that a Turkish force has overrun one of the finest of the south-western provinces of Persia. Should then the force sent up to the gulph be of no further service, it may yet be extremely useful in restoring this unfortunate province to a state of order. We have heard no further particulars.

ed of thuggee has taken place at Mangalore, and no THUGS. An extensive execution of persons convictprished on the scaffold. A large number is also on less than eight of these miserable enemies of mankind the road to Madras for transportion to Moulmein.

BURMAH.

Moulmein Chronicles of the 28th of April, have been received during the week. Affairs seem to be in statue quo. Major Benson, of the H. C. 11th native infantry, and late military secretary to Lord William Bentinck, proceeds immediately to Rangoon, in the room of Colonel Burney; and we shall soon learn how far the determination of Tharrawaddie not to treat personally with any representative of the British Government, will be persevered in.

In the mean time the clouds are collecting on our Nepaulese frontier.

Mr. Blundell and the British residents at Maulmein, assisted by a few Burmese and Chinese, have subscribed Rs 1,117 to the famine fund for the northwest frontier.

THE LATE HEIR APPARENT.-The late heir apparent, it appears, was put to death in the most violent and outrageous manner, usual forms in all cases of executions of any of the royal family, having been dispensed with, he was dragged forth and beheaded like a common criminal. That he had been guilty of attempting to recover his rights of which he had been deprived by the usurpation of the present king, has not yet been established on sufficient evidence.

The execution of the young late heir apparent to the throne, has been followed by that of a great many individuals connected with him. The measure is said to have proved most unpopular throughout the country. A correspondent writes, Tharrawaddie's measures are

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