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Fong; ov.—A forgery was committed on the 14th April, in the office of Messrs. R. C. Jenkins, and Co., by one of the native establishment who held a respectable and confidential situation. A draft for 1,200 rupees was forged and presented for countersignature to Mr. Jenkins, at a time of the day when he was very busy, and being passed by him, the forger received the money in Bank of Bengal notes, which he dispatched to the Bank immediately in order to get change for them. The fraud however, was detected in time, and the man who had received silver for the notes, was stopped just as he was leaving the Bank. He was taken to the police and interrogated, but nothing beyond the name of the person who gave him the notes was elicited by the examination.
Militany board.—Col. Craigie has given up his intention of returning to Europe, and therefore the expected vacancy in the Military Board, will not take place.
Mundra. - An old Hindu woman was strangled to death on the 31st March, and some valuables stolen from her dwelling. The murderer has hither to escaped detection.
The Appf Al-Dest now Isa Act.—The appeal of the British inhabitants of Calcutta against the repeal of the 107th section of the 155th chapter of the 53 act of George the III, has been unsuccessful. The Government conceive that the rescinding of the clause will make no change in the rights of British subjects, that the law which they have been all along amenable to will remain precisely the same, the tribunal merely being changed, and that what has been done hitherto by the Supreme Court, will be now done as well by the Sudder Dewanny Adawlut.
ABANDoNMENT of the ni Ndu Religios.-The following has appeared in the daily papers:–
We, the undersigned Hindoos, make the following declaration of our having renounced Hinduism. Having received a liberal education at Mr. Hare's School, and being freed from the Foo. and superstitions of our countrymen, we had long renounced Hinduism and begun to act according to our principles. This displeased our relations to such a degree that they began to persecute us. Apprehending some injuries would be committed on our persons, and other dangers, from the rage of bigotry, we have escaped from our houses and are living at present in a place where we think we are perfectly secure. Perceiving that our relations are still in pursuit of us, with the intention of dragging us home, we beg leave to inform them that we have determined to return no more to their caste, and as we have taken food which is forbidden in Hinduism, and that with men who are called by them Mlechos, we request them to desist from giving trouble either to themselves or to us.-dwarkEYNAuth. BANERJEAGOPAULCHUNDER. Mu'i TER,
forward and seized him by the legs. In the struggle that ensued the tiger was victorious, and succeeded in carrying off his victim into the jungle.
TEA PLANT.--Dr. Wallich has been most successful in his researches for the tea plant. He has found it growing in all the vigour of a plant in its native locality in five different forests of Assam of at least four completely distinct soils.
THE sylph's salvage.—The insurance offices concerned in the Sulph's salvage, have prepared a letter to Government, requesting that the amount of the eleven China bills upon the Bengal Treasury may be paid over to them under indemnity.
THE River stea Mens.—The river iron steamers have been re-named in conformity with the orders received from the Court of Directors. The Lord William Bent inck retains her name ; the late George Swinton is now the Thames; the late Sir Chas. Metcalfe is now the Jumna ; and the late Wm. Blunt is now the Megna.
Dr. Drum Mond.—Dr. Drummond of H. M.'s ship Jupiter has been appointed Surgeon to the GovernorGeneral. Dr. Drummond was surgeon of the Curaçoa, and in that capacity gave as much satisfaction to Lord and Lady William Bentinck as he appears to have done to Lord Auckland and family.
PFTrrios of the trade Association.—A petition from the Master, Wardens and members of the Trade Association, has been presented to the Governor-General in Council, to the same purport as that of the petition of the inhabitants at large, lately presented, asking for reform in the municipal government of the town.
Accident.—A coolie was killed in the ice house on the 26th April, by choke damp. One of the pits which was empty, had been kept closed for about a fortnight, and the wet tan and straw at the bottom had engendered the noxious vapour. Some repairs being necessary in the pit, a coolie was sent down to examine it, with a rope fastend round him, but being overpowered by the foul air, he sainted and fell off the ladder and was immediately pulled up. While the individuals in the ice house were endeavouring to restore him, another coolie, thinking the first individual was shamming, unperceived attempted to descend, when he too became infected by the gas and fell to the bottom. After several ineffectual attempts, he was, after the lapse of two hours, fished up with a boat-hook, but every attempt to restore animation proved abortive.
Hooghly college.—The students of the Hooghly College were examined on the 8th April, in Geometry, Algebra, History, Logic, &c. and the vast improvement they developed reflected the greatest credit on thei teachers, and particularly Syud Uckbur Ally Khan, Mootovullee, to whose unremitting endeavours the institution owes its rise and progress.
Medical college.—Baboo Dwarkanauth Tagore, with his accustomed liberality, has presented the New Medical College with the sum of two thousand rupees yearly, for three successive years, to be laid out in prizefor those medical students who may acquit themselves with the greatest credit. The officers of the College, ropose to divide the sum into money prizes, instead of aying it out in medals, books, &c.
the Boxiday dak —The Englishman states, that the recent improvement in the rate of travelling of the Bombay dåk, is to be ascribed to the good management of Mr. Babington, who has the contract for the line of road between some place near Midnapore and Reypore, and employs a mounted dàk.
The suschaud punso chusbnopov.–The Monthly Magazine of this name, has since the 19th April, been changed to a weekly Literary and Political Journal.
caws forf.-Colonel Whish has proceeded to Calcutta to become the Bengal Member of the Ordnance Board, about to be composed from officers of Artillery for each Presidency.
caws pop F.—Two officers of the Lancers, it is reported, have been placed under arrest for forgetting themselves in the excitement of an argument.
1Nsu RREction.—Serious disturbances have broken ou at a place called Bally walla, a part of the lapsed Jeend territory, one of the protected Sheik states, which lately fell into the possession of the British in consequence of the death of the Rajah without heirs. The people had been used to act as nearly they willed under the sway of their late ruler, and they evinced their aversion to a more regular government by attacking Mr. Edgeworth, assistant to the Political Agent at Ambalah, who had been deputed to arrange the territory; pillaging his tents and killing some of his people. A force consisting of a troop of Horse Artillery, a company of Foot Artillery and a small battering train ; a squadron of Cavalry, Skinner's Horse and three regiments of Native Infantry, has been ordered to assemble in the Sirhind Division, to chastise the insurgents. Col. Hamilton will command the force.
Accounts subsequently received state, that the rebels in the la Jeend territory have submitted, on finding that the authorities were promptly preparing to *. them down. The assembly of troops in the Sirhind Jivision has therefore been countermanded by General Duncan. Subsequent letters, however, intimate, that although the force required from General Duncan has been countermanded, the disturbances were far from being terminated. Troops had been sent from Loodiahnah to chastise them.
The independent Seik Chieftains have taken alarm, at the assumption of Jheend by our Government. Report says, that a compact has been formed amongst them,the object of which is to defeat the views of Government by adopting heirs where none exist. The Kythul Rajah who is dying, has been urged to appoint a successor immediately; otherwise, his territory, like that of Jheend, will be seized upon by the Company.
primi.-One of the Banking Firms of Delhi, has received a letter from Calcutta, stating that arrangements are in contemplation for establishing a Board of Revenue, with judicial powers, at Delhi, as before.
Brigadier Browne, it is stated, has objected to act in the matter of her late Highness the Begum Sumbree's will, from a fear of the consequences and annoyances of the law. The fortunate heir of the Begum, it is said, will receive no less a sum than sixty lakhs of rupees in houses and jewels, exclusive of the thirty lakhs invested in Company's paper.
Captain Wilson, the late Deputy Pay-master of Agra, is to succeed Major Denbey, as Commandant of the Delhi Palace Guards.
A woman was recently murdered in the Palace by a Salateen, who has effected his escape. Jealousy is said to have induced the man to perpetrate the deed. Active measures have been taken for the apprehension of the royal assassin. All the Native Chieftains have been written to, to lend their aid in the search.
A report prevails in the city, that Runjeet Singh is dead, and that an express from one of our political authorities to the address of the Lieutenant Governor's agent passed through Delhi on the 21st ultimo.
. The Lord Bishop of Calcutta, with the Rev. Mr. Bateman, arrived at Delhi on the 26th March and left again for Meerut on the 28th.
A Jemadar newly promoted was murdered in the sepoy lines on the 25th February. He was way laid and cut down close to his own quarters, and the murderers, two in number, effected their escape after the perpetration of the deed, leaving their dead victim upon the spot. A tulwar sheath was found resting against the wall of the Jemadar's house, behind which the murderers had evidently taken their station to watch his egress. . Many sepoys have been placed in custody, and very little doubt is entertained of all the parties implicated in the foul crime being detected.
A few days after the murder was committed, a fakeer made an ineffectual attempt to get the men, who are confined on suspicion, released by inducing a sepoy to declare that he committed the crime, and that no one else was implicated ; the fakeer also offered to point out the spot where the instrument of murder was hid, but notwithstanding his assurance, no tulwar was forthcoming. On , enquiry it was found that the sepoy was entirely guiltless, although he insisted upon pleading gullty. It appears that he had been cajoled, by the fakeer. into a belief that he would go direct to Heaven if he sacrificed himself to save those who were in confinement one of whom is the Subadar Major of the Corps; the man's innocence, however, has been put beyond a doubt by five men swearing an alibi.
should Jeypore, the head of Rajwarrah fall, all the smaller States will be included in her ruin : and that these worthies have refused to join him—Maun Sing saying, that he has already felt the weight of the Sahib loge's displeasure, and will not again provoke it, and that, besides, experience has taught him that the Jeyporians, “ever fair and false,” are not to be detoo upon. The Boondie Rajah's reply, is equally iting—“one good turn deserves another—when I was in distress, ye refused to assist me, and now ye shall fight your own battles.”
The native Ukhbars state, that Licut.-Col. Alves is entirely influenced by Byree Saul, who has dissuaded him from instituting enquiry into the case of Roopa Bedarun, who has been in confinement since the death of the late Rajah, upon suspicion of having aided Jota Ram to poison him.
The Ranee of Jewpore has issued an edict, prohibiting, upon pain of severe punishment, any of her subjects affording assistance or shelter to the refugee Chimun Singh.
cash MERF.—Cashmere is once again blooming with vegetable beauty. The wise and conciliatory measures of Sirdar Mahun Sing, have restored confidence to the inhabitants, and those who had emigrated to escape famine and oppression, have returned to their homes and have resumed their usual avocations,
Lucknow.—An attempt at highway robbery was recently made in this country, but the party attacked resisted, and a conflict ensued, in which several lives were lost. Four of the asailed had just strength to reach the British territory and expire.
It is said that the King of Lucknow has sought an acknowledgment of his right to the title of King from his Majesty of Delhi; offering, as a return, to address him as “the King of Kings,” to give him a yearly tribute of 3 lacks of rupees, handsome presents of horses, elephants, khiluts, &c, &c. &c., on the occasion of every festival, and to pay him respect as his Souverain ; and that the great Moghul had refused compliance with his wishes.
Investigation is being prosecuted on the subject of the bribery and corruption of the late Resident at the 1.ucknow Court, Mr. Rickets. Nothing has further transpired.
canui...—Dost Mahummud Khan was, according to the latest intelligence, preparing for his expedition to the eastward, and as a preparatory step had sent forward a body of men under the command of a Mr. Campbell, intending to follow himself quickly. Runjeet Singh hearing of these movements, increased his own force in Peshawar.
Dost Mahummud Khan has also detected a younger brother in conveying to Runjeet Singh a cool
le of Eeran horses, and in consequence imprisoned #. The brother was instigated to this proceeding by another brother, the deposed chief of Peshawar, who is endeavouring to conciliate the favour of Runjeet, by making whatever concession the treacherous Sikh exacts. The settlement of Peshawar is proceeding under the management of Mons. Ventura, who is introducing into it a mixed system of eastern despotism with western justice. Runjeet is at present at Alahadev, a small town to the S. E. of Lahore.
Lahone.—Payund Khan, with his five hundred followers still continues to levy black mail in them in the vicinity of the Attock and baffles all the attempts of Sirdar Hurree Singh to overtake him.
Runjeet Singh, it is reported, has publicly adopted the son of Rajah Dhean Sing.
Mr. Harland has had a jagheer of 12,000 rupees per annum given to him for his services in the powder manufactory, but which is to be resumed whenever Runjeet Singh chooses.
The report of the Maharajah's death is totally unfounded. He has recently presented Sultan Mahomed Khan with a jagheer yielding three lakhs a year, upon the express condition that he will act against his brother Dost Mahomed, in the event of a collision, which may not be far distant. One of Sultan Mahomed's sons has been retained as a hostage for his father's good behaviour.
Runjeet Singh, at the date of the last advices, was about to proceed to Mooltan, from whence he will superintend the conquest of Shikarpoor, a measure he has determined to carry into effect.
It is rumoured that Runjeet Singh is making grand preparations for the invasion of Cabool or Shikarpore, and that he has appealed to the British Government, on the part of one of his sirdars, praying for the restoration of certain villages belonging to the sirdar, in the vicinity of Jeend, which the Company have seized.
It is also stated, that the Maharaja has ordered a new coin to be struck off, having on one side an effigy of himself, and on the other an image of the founder of his sect, Baba Nanik, and has issued a proclamation, that after a certain date, no other coin shall pass current through his territories.
Ulwar.—It is stated that the wish of the Rajah of Ulwar to adopt an heir, from the children of his caste, has been opposed by the British Government, who refuse to countenance such adoption.
tupakii.-Zurwar Singh, the conquerer of Ludakh, has been levying a poll tax of ten thousand rupees on all the petty chiefs, as compensation for the expense incurred in subduing them, as well as security for their future good conduct.
INDorf.-Hurree Holkar is said to be making warlike preparations, and has drawn up his forces outside the walls of Indore.
putti Aleh.—There has been one of the usual disturbances between the Zemendars and Collectors in the listrict of Bahaduree to repress which the presence of troops become necessary. The Rajah lately held a meeting with some of the neighbouring chiefs to take counsel regarding the severe illness of Oudy Sing; at which, it is reported to have been agreed, to place the son of Busawee Singh in the Chieftainship of Kuhtul, otherwise, that the independent states would soon follow the example of Jeend and be seized by the English.
Goo Msu R.—It is stated that a field officer has been wounded in action at Goomsur, and that one or two others have died of fever. A detachment of Cavalry is said to be under orders to proceed to the seat of war.
The climate is working its effects on the troops and fever is becoming very prevalent. About one thousand four hundred are reported to be laid up. The enemy still eluded our forces, and wear them out with harassing marches and scanty supply of food. Mr. Russel is indefatigable in his exertions. LieutenantCol. Murial, of the 8th Madras Infantry, as fallen a victim to the fever.
Auru NGABA.D.—A Bheel leader named Sutoo, whose acts in this district conferred much notoriety on him, has been apprehended by a party of natives under the command of Moohumud Alley-Beg of the Nizam's ser Vice.
lier RAT.—The South Western Provinces of this countly have lately been subjected to the inroads of the Oozbuks, who, after a hard struggle with the Moghul’