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TYear Sir, – As a further proof of the light manner in which the charges have been brought against the qualities of the stores laid in for the Emerald Isle, we request you will lay before your Committee the enclosed letter from Messrs. Haworth and Hardman regarding the biscuit.
tate to state that our future supplies will be found (as in the case of the Emerald Isle) of inferior quality.
We are, dear Sirs, yours faithfully,
My dear Hardman, –“You desire me to inform you, is, amongst the general complaints on board the Emerald Isle, there were any upon your cabin biscuit, marked W. H., H. and Co., in reply to which, I must tell you, that I heard none; but, on the contrary, on one occasion, your mark, and, of course, your bread was brought to my notice at table by one of the passengers, before I had observed it myself, and, upon informing him that it was the produce of the new mills at Cossipore, he expressed himself how good it was; and, I do not assure you, it was good, and I did not see a wentil in any of the bread all the while I was on board : in short, I did not hear a single complaint about the biscuit in one shape or other, nor would I ever wish to eat better. The complaints seemed to be respecting the wines, of which I partook very little, and confess myself no judge of quality. Beer is my only beverage, and I took more than enough of my own ; but that belonging to the ship was good beer also.” (A true extract.) (Signed) S. Han DMAN.
Hurkaru, May 15.]
MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL SOCIETY.
tarsus after Chopart's method upon a native, with canset of the forepart of the foot, extending over the metatarsus, and destroying the 1st and 2d toes.
The patient had recovered persectly complete, union having taken place rapidly, although a large articular surface had been exposed by the operation, and the man was beginning to walk well with the remaining portion of his foot.
The 2d case was one of amputation of the right half of the lower jaw for hollow exostosis of that bone. The bone was divided a few lines to the right of the centre of the jaw, and turned out of the socket after separating the soft parts. About 16 ozs. of blood was lost during the operation, but no untoward symptoms had since occurred, and the wound was healed within a fortnight after the operation, leaving scarcely any deformity of the face.
The tumour had been the growth of some years, and had acquired considerable magnitude. The case was accompasied by a beautiful preparation of the bone and drawings of the patients before the operation.
The discussion upon these two cases being continued for some time, prevented any further business being commenced during the evening.
H. H. Goodeve,
Proceedings of a meeting of the committee held at the Society's office, No. 3, Clive-street ghaut, on Monday, the 14th instant.
Rajah Radhacaunt Bahadoor; Rajah Kally Kissen Bahadoor; Baboo Prosonnocoomar Tagore; Captain G. Vint; W. C. Hurry, Esq.; W. Fergusson, Esq. and Moonshee Mahomed Ameer, committee. J. Humfrays, Esq., member. The following gentlemen proposed at the last meeting were unanimously elected : Mr. John Russel, of Pubna; Robert Watson, Esq., of Calcutta; Baboo Issurchunder Banerjee, of Calculta. Proposed by the secretary, Mr. Hurry, and seconded by Rajah Radhacaunt Bahadoor, James Colquhoun, Esq., of Calcutta, as a member of the society. Read a letter from W. Adam, Esq., presenting a copy of his third report on education in Bengal and Behar. Resolved, that a letter be addressed to Mr. Adam, asking a copy of his 1st and 2d reports on that subject, and thanking him, in the mean time, for the third, which he has been pleased to send. The following gentlemen were appointed a sub-committee to examine and report on Mr. Adam's papers. Rajah Radhacaunt Bahadoor; Rajah Kally Kissen Bahadoor; and Baboo Ramcomul Sen. Read a letter from Mr. Marshman, stating his consent to publish the proceedings of the committee in his paper gratuitously. Ordered, that a letter of thanks be addressed to that gentleman. Read a letter from Cooar Suttehurn Ghosaul proposing to establish a branch society at Backergunge, and other suggestions. Resolved, that it be taken into consideration at a future meeting. A letter from Baboo Mothooranauth Mullick, with a list of subjects requiring consideration, was also read. Resolved, that it be laid before the society, with a translation at the next meeting. Proposed by Rajah Kally Kissen Bahadoor, and seconded by Rajah Radhacaunt Bahadoor, That a seal be engraved, bearing the name of the society in English, Persian, Bengally, and Debnagur characters, in order to seal the letters and other papers relating to the society, and that the copies of all letters that shall be written by the corresponding members addressed to, and received from, be kept in the records of the society for references. The revised list of the corresponding committees passed as follows:
A Table shewing the distribution of districts of the lower provinces
The Land. The Go- The names of the spekowners So...! wernment Districts. cial Corresponding nemciety's Di. Division bers of the respective vision No | No. districts. Behar I li Patna Babno Aushootos Day. Sarun Raja Burrodacaunt Roy. Shabad Bhagulpore Dinagepore Baboo Roy Callynauth 2 12 Malda $ Chowdry. Mongbyr . Fergusson, Eqs. Purneab Tirhoot beerbhoom Bogra s - Baboo Sumhoochunder 3 14 Moorshidabad Mitter. Pubua Capt. Wint. Rajshahy Rungpore Backergunj Cachar Dacca 4 15 Furreedpore Cowar Suttehurm Ghosaul. Jyntea Raja Radhacaunt Baha. y door. My meepore Sylhet Chittagong thoo Rajah Kalleykissen Ba5 16 Noakally ; hadoor. Tipperah W. Storm, Esq. Durrung 6 17 Gowalparah G. A. Prinsep, Esq. Kamroop Baboo Ramcomul Sen. Nowgung |Bataset iburdwan 7 18 Hooghly Moonshy Mahomed Ameer Jessore Baboo Ramrutten Roy. Nuddea Baboo Pranuat Chowdry. Purgunh 24 Balasore Cuttack b --- aboo Radhamadub Ba8 19 Hasell, nerjee. - Baboo Mothooranauth Khoordah Mullick. Midnapore
SOCIETY FOR THE ACQUISITION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE.
A meeting of the above Society, established by a cluded, certain resolutions were passed for the guidance
respectable body of educated Hindoos, was held in the of the Society. Sanscrit College Hall, on Wednesday evening last. nine o'clock.
The rules of the Society requiring some member to deliver a discourse on the subject chosen for discussion at
The meeting broke up about half-past
There were about a hundred Hindoo youths present
each meeting, the Rev. Baboo Kisna Mohana Banerjee] on the occasion ; but, we believe, the attendance would delivered one, on the advantages resulting from the have been much greater, had not the weather worn a
study of history. calculated to rouse a desire in young minds for the acquisition of a historical knowledge, as also to teach how
The discourse was good and well threatening appearance that evening.
|gentlemen honored the meeting with their presence,
namely, that zealous and unwearied friend, and originaGENtleMen, Having, at your request, undertaken the investigation of the complaints of the passengers of the Emerald Isle, we beg to report to you the result of our enquiries, which have been as full as circumstances would admit.
to select the kind of histories fit for study: The speech |tor of native education, Mr. David Hare, and another, was a lengthy one, and it is impossible to do justice to its whose name we had not an opportunity to learn,-Hurmerits within a short compass. After the Baboo con-likaru, May 19,
TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN Association OF BENGAL.
Every article supplied to the ship was by Messrs. Carr, Tagore and Co. or under their orders. We have had before us, lists of the whole with Messrs. Binny and Co.'s letters, and Captain Driver's letter to Messrs. Carr, Tagore and Co., and have tasted two bottles of the condemned port and claret, sent up from Madras per Malcolm, and compared them with two bottles of the same wines from the godowns of Messrs. Carr, Tagore and Co. We have also tasted samples of the biscuits and flour. It was not possible to obtain samples of every article, and some we did not deem it necessary to require.
Referring to the passengers' letter to Captain Driver, of the 16th March, 1838, we shall notice separately the various supplies complained of, viz.
TAble Rice.—Of this we find 20% maunds was laid in : we have no musters, but are disposed to think that it was not properly prepared for the table by the European cooks on board : the sickness of the children may be attributed to another cause instead of the inferiority of the rice.
oven.—The want of a proper oven is next complained of. At the time the Emerald Isle sailed, every exertion was used to procure a new and proper apparatus; but none new was to be had, and a second-hand article was purchased from the Moira, which ship brought out troops and a number of passengers. If it suited so large a ship, the inference is, that it was a proper article, and Captain Driver is to blame if he did not cause a proper use to be made of it.
flour.—Bread and biscuits. Samples of the flour and biscuits were on the table at the last general meeting and tasted by every body present: they were pronounced good, especially the biscuits, and in this opin. ion we concur and believe them to have been as good as ever was put on boardship. We have, besides, in justice to Messrs. Haworth, Hardman and Co., published a letter from a passenger of the ship to Madras, stating that, instead of the biscuits being weevilly and uneatable, they were much liked, and thought very superior. We have already stated that Captain Driver is to blame, if no fresh bread was baked on board, for he had a sufficiency of good flour.
claret.—Was St. Julien, and, in our opinion, a very inferior wine, and that sent up by the Malcolm is absolutely sour, though the same wine, and, we presume, ex. posure on deck when sent on board caused this deterioration. We do not consider the committee of the Association to blame in respect to this wine ; and are even disposed to exonerate Messrs. Carr, Tagore and Co., for the wine was produced at the public tiffin. Mr. Cracroft then pronounced it inferior ; but his opinion was overruled by all the other gentlemen, and among them several who have signed the letter to Capt. Driver; so the unfortunate choice of the wine is in a measure attributable to the passengers themselves—or, at any rate, those who attended the tiffin and approved of it, fifty dozens were put on board, and at Madras a fresh supply of 50 dozens of Chateau Margeaux was taken in.
roar wine.—The sample of this wine produced at the tiffin was considered very superior, and the muster received by the Malcolm shews that it is the same wine ; and though we think it sound and not disposed to condemn it equally with the claret, we are of opinion that
it is a very common description of wine. A sresh supply of 30 dozens was put on board at Madras.
bn ANdy.— Messrs. Carr, Tagore and Co. assure us. that they put on board an ample supply of French brandy from their own godowns. We find by the lists, 12 dozens, and as no part of it was condemned at Madras, we consider it to have been good.
Been.—Of this we find supplied to the ship 112 dozens of Bass' pale ale, 24 dozens of golden ale, and 174 dozens of other beer; no part of this was condemned at Madras, though stated by the passengers to be inferior. Capt. Driver states the consumption was “four dozens per day, so it could not have been very bad; on the contrary must have been very good, and in the published letter of the passenger to Madras, the beer was pronounced to be good; an additional quantity of 100 dozens was taken in at Madras.
shenry.—No part of the sherry was condemned at Madras, though pronounced by the passengers to be inferior, and no additional quantity was thought necessary to be supplied to the ship. The original stock was 32 dozens of one sort, and 24 dozens of another.
Tea.—The tea was from the godowns of Messrs. Rustumjee Cowasjee and Co.; there were three half chests of green tea and five ten-catty boxes of souching. It is notorious that the teas from Messrs. Rustunjee and Co. are equal to any procurable, and Capt. Driver is to blame for not having had it properly prepared.
deficiencies or Material and attenda Nce.—We cannot, of course, pronounce an opinion in a charge stated in such general terms; but it must be evident to all persons, that a ship of the size of the Emerald Isle taking passengers upon the moderate rates charged, cannot be expected to have all the advantages of superior accommodations and attendance of large London ships. We are led by the passengers, also in general terms, to inser that there were not wholesome provisions on board; from the lists before us it is clear, that a very large supply, in our opinion, an unnecessarily large supply of cuddy stores of every description, pickles, sauces, jams, jellies, preserves, cheese, spices, preserved meats, &c., was laid in for the voyage, and we have a certificate from Messrs. T. Payne and Co. who supplied the greatest portion, and whose respectability is a guarantee of the goodness of their supplies, that every article were good. They challenge proof, of any inferiority; besides, no part of these provisions were condemned at \ladias.
waren.—An extraordinary supply was provided, but in a ship containing so many persons and animals, we concur in the propriety of Captain Driver serving it out upon allowance.
It unfortunately appears by all accounts, that the ship was greatly crowded and lumbered, and, we fear, that in every ship proceeding to these colonies, this will prove a source of discontent : to this discontent the discomforts of the commencement of a sea voyage, and the ill-health of some of the passengers, we attribute these complaints, though the crowding of the ship was entirely their own act, in bringing an enormous quantity of baggage in excess of their engagements, without notice, and for which, consequently, there was no space reserved ; had this extra baggage been refused, greater dissatisfaction would have been created. In fact, the committee offered to re-land the excess, but no notice was taken of this proposition, and, we understood, that when the ship was unmooring, a passenger brought a quantity of personal baggage in addition to what he had in his cabin, and in the hold of the ship; as there was wo room the officer refused to take it on board. A very unpleasant scene ensued, aud the consequence was, that the baggage was taken on board to the still greater inconvenience of the passengers. On this point, Captain Driver writes to his owners, “the crowded state of the ship has arisen from the quantity of baggage brought by the passengers, and, in fairness, Mr. Gardiner ought not to have been blamed.” A quantity of freight was for the Swan, and, when landed, no doubt the ship would prove comfortable.
cattle ANd Dogs.-The dogs belonged to a passenger who signed the letter to Captain Driver, and he might have abated the nuisance had he been so disposed. The horses were also the property of the passengers with two exceptions.
Fittings of the ship.–Doubtless some inconvenience was occasioned by the hurry in which things were obliged to be done ; and, considering the great exertions of all concerned in despatching the ship, we should have been disposed to overlook all trifling inconveniences.
Upon the whole, therefore, we are of opinion, that
the greater part of the complaints of the passengers are either unfounded, exaggerated, or referable to their own acts; and that they were not advanced in a fair and candid spirit, for no allusion is made to the public tiffin at which the only two wines we consider inferior (claret and port) were submitted to them, and it is unfortunate that they made so bad a situation for themselves. Capt. Driver states, “the passengers find fault with every thing, still I am determined to keep my temper.” Besides keeping his temper, we think he might have made greater exertions, as the provisions and water were consumed, to remove and stow away such articles as occasioned inconvenience, and, certainly, he ought not to have left Madras without writing to the Association more particularly with a knowledge of these complaints; besides, he is clearly to blame, having good flour and good tea, that the passengers were not supplied with fresh bread and good tea, as they state.
W. Cn Acnorr. W. PATRick.
Hurkaru, May 21.]
May 22, 1838.
At a meeting of the subscribers to the proposed Bank of India, Mr. J. Allan in the chair. Mr. Bracken, in behalf of the present committee, made the following report:
I beg to state, on behalf of the provisional committee of the proposed Bank of India, that one of their object in requesting the attendance of the subscribers, is to tender the resignation of their functions in that capacity.
In the infancy of undertakings of this character, it is absolutely necessary that somebody or other should put themselves forward; and, so far they subject themselves to the charge of self-appointment. We are fully sensible of the inconveniences of any such mode of election ; and, as the number of shareholders is now sufficiently -large, in our opinion, to enable them to undertake the selection of their representatives, we *F. to place our temporary honours at their disposal. I am authorised, however, to state, that we shall not have any objection to continue our services, in co-operation with other gentlemen, to be named by the meeting, if it should be pleased to consider them at all useful.
The progress made in establishing the Bank, in the face .P an exceedingly powerful opposition, may be held as favourable, There are already is 9 applicants for shares, amounting in the aggregate to 1,476. These are entered in the list on the table; but I understand that, in addition, there are conditional orders in Calcutta for 3 or 400 shares, which, I presume, will now be executed. The prospectus provides for the commencement of business, on 4,000 shares being taken ; and I am indi. vidually disposed to adhere to that provision ; but it is Proper to mention that some opinions are favourable to the opening of the Bank, so soon as 3,000 shares are registered. Another point to be considered, and it may be
advisable to instruct the committee now to be appointed to furnish, a report thereon, is the limitation of time, which applicants in Great Britain should be restricted to. in taking up shares at par. Perhaps six months from a given date, say the 1st of August next, would not be an unreasonable period. It is obvious, that such applicants would come into the Bank relatively on better terms than India subscribers, the working of whose capital had brought the value of its stock to a premium, unless some rule of this kind be made.
I may add that our subscription list embraces all classes in this country. . Gentlemen in the civil, military, and medical service; merchants, planters, barristers, solicitors, independent capitalists, who have retired from business, and gentlemen employed in the treasury and other public offices in Calcutta.
1-Proposed by Mr. Boyle, seconded by Mr. Stocqueler, that the late provisional committee be requested to continue their services.
2.—Proposed by Mr. Syers, seconded by Mr. D. Ross, that the following be added to the committee :
Messrs. J. Boyle, W. Gibbon, Robert Paton, Hurryhur Dutt, W. Oxborough, Anthony DeSouza, I. F. Leith, and W. Patrick.
3.—Proposed by Mr. Bracken, seconded by Mr. D. Ross.
That Mr. Boyle be honorary secretary, with instructions to arrange the preparation of a deed on a sufficient number of shares being subscribed ; and to call a meeting of the subscribers for the purpose, fixing a day for opening the Bank, electing officers, &c.
Calcutta, 22d May, 1838. J. ALLAN, Chairman,
Hurkaru, May 23.]
Proceedings of a meeting of the committee, held at the Society's office, No. 3, Clive-street ghaut, on Monday, the 21st instant. present Baboos Prosonnocoomar Tagore, Ramcomul Sen, and Sumbho Chunder Mittre; Moonshee Mahoned Aumeer; W. C. Hurry, Esq.; Captain G. Vint, and W. Storm, Esq.; committee. Baboo Chudder Caunt Chowdhry,of Burshay,member. James Colquhoun, Esq., proposed at the last meetng, to be a member of the Society, was unanimously elected. The following gentlemen were proposed as members of the Society: Proposed by Baboo Ramcomul Sen, and seconded by Baboo Prosonnocoomar Tagore; G. T. F. Speed, Esq. Proposed by W. C. Hurry, Esq., and seconded by Baboo Ramcomul Sen; W. Carr, Esq. Proposed by Baboo Prosonnocoomar Tagore, and seconded by Baboo Ramcomul Sen; Henry Roe, Esq., of Tipperah. Proposed by Captain G. Wint, and seconded by Baboo Ramcomul Sen; Henry John Leighton, Esq., and Colvin Campbell, Esq. Read a letter from the Government of Bengal, reply. ing to the Society's application, dated 26th ultimo, ask. ing a copy of the proposed resumption regulation, which is, that ‘ the printed draft above alluded, has been for.
warded by this Government to the Government of India, and is understood to be now before the Legislative Council. As the letter does not mention whether the Government means to furnish the Soviety with a copy of the proposed regulation required, it is resolved, therefore, that another application be made to Mr. F. J. Halliday, the secretary, to that effect. Read a letter from Mr. J. S. Judge, offering his services to take charge of the memorials of the Society to the home authorities. It is resolved, that thanks be given to Mr. Judge, for his offer of services, and that he be informed at the same time, that the Society has no memorials in preparation at present. Read a paper of grievances from Baboo Mothooranauth Mullick. Ordered it to be sent to a sub-committee for consideration, of which the following gentlemen were appointed members, and requested to furnish a report as early as possible: Captain G. Vint, W. Storm, Esq., and Baboo Ramcomul Sen. Messrs. George Prinsep, Moonshee Mahomed Aumeer, and Suttehurn Ghosaul were appointed a colnmittee, to prepare a draft letter to Government, to accompany the resumption petition. WM. Coab Hurry, P. Tagore,
Hurkaru, May 24.]
BONDED WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATION.
Report by the Directors of the Bengal Bonded Warehouse Association, submitted to a general meeting of the proprietors, held on the 21st May, 1838. We have now to lay before you the accounts, and to state the operations, since last general meeting, that is, for an interval of four months. The receipts and disbursements from 31st December, (the date to which the last examination of accounts extended) to 30th April; an inspection of the books before you, will shew to be as follows:
neceived. Subscriptions...... co's Rs. 73,050 0 0 Warehouse rent (about Rs 2,500 more are 4.500 0 3 earned and outstanding up to 30th April). 1Company's paper . . . . 19,220 o 0 Interest and discount -- - *78 13 0 price of some old beams and burgahs. . . . . . . . 50 0 0 Excess of cheques on Union Bauk, beyond the amount realized by it during these o; 803 & 6 mcnths. . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Co.'s Rs. 103,502 5 10 - --disbursed. Balance from December 0 2 7 Second instalment of the price of the *; 50,000 0 0 paid to Government ------...- . . . . . . . . Building of the warehouse . -- 44,941 8 9 Building offices . . . . . . . . . . - 2,235. 5 0 Warehouse rent .. ----- 769 11 0 Charges general . - 3,161 10 3 Establishment . . . . . . . . . . --------- 2,581. 14 3 Balance to debit of May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 i 11 Co.'s Rs. 103,502 5 10
The general meeting of January, having recognised the expediency of using pillars of masonry, and wooden beams, for the first range of godowns, as it was of paramount importance to lose no more time in its construction, we sought competition, by publicly inviting tenders for the supply of saul beams and rasters, and of teak lanks; and we succeeded in arranging for the former at Co.'s Rs. 48,218, including expense of painting and
in the estimate, which was placed before you in January. As to the masonry, you were then informed, that Messrs. Burn and Co. had undertaken to execute the whole of it at the Honorable Company's rate of remuneration, Co.'s Rs. 16 per 1,000 cubic feet. With advice which we deem to be the very best within our reach, we have sanc. tioned the use of iron tie-bars and plates longitudinally, for strengthening the arches of the two rows of pillars, and of transverse iron tie-bars, with-cast iron boxes and plates, for every alternate pier, to maintain the position and solidity of the walls. We could indeed wish that the erection of these godowns were more forward. The oppressive heat of the weather lately, and the prevalence of sickness have been adverse to celebrity of work; but as the rainy season is at hand, it will behove us to urge the contractor to the employment of adequate means to insure as rapid progress as may be consistent with safety; for, not only is that the most favourable season for mason. ry, but we are given to understand that, with even extraordinary exertion, the range cannot be finished before March ; and we are sensible that every month's delay in its completion, may make a difference to you of many thousand rupees. Of the iron work originally intended for this range, but which it was judged advisable to set apart for the second range, we are now enabled to place before you full, and we trust satisfactory information. Mr. T. Anderson, one of the three gentlemen whom we addressed, transmits, under date 14th February, copy of a correspondence, which you will find exhibits a narrative of the progress of the iron indent; and he communicates its position then, furnishing a copy of the plan and specification, by Mr. George Stephenson, a distinguished engineer in England. . For details, we refer you to the correspondence. Let it suffice here to state, that your agents, deferring to the opinion of high authorities, whose science and experience were entitled to every respect, judged it proper to depart from the plans
putting up ; and for the latter at Co.'s Rs 61,961 ; and allowing further Co.'s Rs. 21,039 for placing and fixing the floors, the result, more especially as regards the latter, will be a very decided reduction of the amount inserted
transmitted hence. A different pillar and beam have
been adopted, although they confined their deviation
from the original plan within the necessity of the case. Having agreed on advice which Pronounced such