Page images
PDF
[blocks in formation]

Daviot a coward and made use of other abusive language—Mr. Daviot replied I am not a coward, but I do not wish to make any disturbance on board the ship.

voured to avert its effects; but, Gentlemen, when he went far beyond this—when he attempted to make his own quarter deck a scene of bloodshed, if not of murder, we considered that he had forfeited all claim to further forbearance, and that to put him in confinement till we could hand him over to a competent tribunal, was the only alternative left for the preservation of our lives and the safety of the vessel. Captain Snowball sworn, examined by Mr. Minchin. I am Captain of the Bascien Merchant ; I went to the Nicobars; there was there the bark Skimmer, Captain Gillon. I remained at the island 8 or 10 days; Captain Gillon said he had come there as Governor. The na

Captain Gillon then ran into the cuddy and brought out two swords, one of which he threw down on the 'tives came on board my ship and told me (here witness deck, calling upon Mr. Daviot to take it up and defend was interrupted and informed, what the natives told him himself, and upon Mr. Daviot retreating, he rushed at was no evidence)—I did not communicate to Captain him and struck at him with the sword, which Mr. Daviot Gillon what the natives had told me. I did not give avoided by running forward among the crew; after some Captain Gillon any advice. The natives came off and time Captain Gillon returned into the cuddy, but shortly told me—(here witness was again reminded that that afterwards again came out with one of the swords in his was not evidence) I did not tell Captain Gillon what I hand, looking for the scabbard which he had thrown, had heard. - - - - away; Mr. Daviot was at the time standing near the D'Acunyah sworn, examined by Mr. Minchin. I am gangway; upon Captain Gillon seeing him he again the second Governor, watching nutmeg trees. The few at him, and would have cut him down but Mr. Governor was dead; witness went into a long statement Allen drew him out of the way. - of Captain Gillon's doings at the Nicobars; witness was

Mr. Daviot in his own defence then, with the assis- in irons, and in a dreadful state of suffering ; saw the tance of the crew, disarmed Captain Gillon, who was acts which led to Captain Gillon's confinement, and exceedingly violent, so much so, that it was necessary spoke of his violent conduct. The natives would not to confine him, in irons to prevent his having again give him assistance, but when he was put in irons they

recourse to similar conduct.

On the following morning one or two of the people of

supplied the ship with every thing. Jacobus Hughes, sworn, stated the whole of the facts,

the Island came on board and upon ascertaining that that Captain Gillon once went ashore accompanied by

Captain Gillon was confined, stated that it was very fortunate as the natives had determined, if he pursued the same conduct towards them, that they would cut off the ship and murder every person on board. n the course of the morning we held a consultation as to what was to be done, at which the whole crew declared that if Captain Gillon was set at liberty their lives would be in danger, and that they would desert the ship ; upon which we determined, under all the circumstances of the case, that we would continue Captain Gillon in confinement and sail to Trincomalee and deliver him up to the Admiral, to be dealt with according to law, which we considered the only course we should be justified in adopting. In order, however, to show that we were not actuated by any spirit of hostility towards Captain Gillon, we determined before leaving the Nicobars to collect the cargo which he had purchased there, which we accordingly did, and during all the time he was in confinement we supplied him with the best food that could be obtained; taking care that he should be served before ourselves, and making his confinement as easy to him as possible; and to shew that we had no idea of concealing what we had done, we caused the circumstances atten. dant on Captain Gillon's confinement to be entered on the log of the ship. Upon Captain Gillon understanding that we were about to sail to Trincomalee, he declared that it would be an act of barratry, as he had cargo on board for Pondicherry; we therefore, on the 1st of January, 1836, sailed for that port, intending to land the cargo there and afterwards proceed to Trincomalee; but on our arrival at Pondicherry, and on reporting the circumstances to the French Government, Captain Gillon was taken on shore. These, Gentlemen, are the simple facts of the case as they actually occurred, and it will be for you to say whether under all the circumstances we were not fully justified in our conduct. You will perceive that so long as Captain Gillon confined himself to mere threats against the crew, we did not interpose; that when he assumed a power to which he had no right, we did not interfere; and that notwithstanding his tyrannical and arbitrary conduct towards the natives, by which he put our very lives in danger, we only endea.

witness; that he was in a state of intoxication ; that he attempted to take indecent familiarities with the wife of a native, who took down a spear and was on the point of having it through Captain Gillon's body, when he, Captain Gillon, was saved by the interference of Mr. Allen; that he was taken on board in a state of utter inebriety; that he flourished his sword at Mr. Daviot and returned with a sword in one hand and a cegar in his mouth ; that the crew had wretched treatment and food during the time he was at large, and the natives refused to assist the ship ; and that when the Captain was in irons, the natives came and brought with them abundance of every thing the crew could want ; and they had abundance of good and fresh provisions; that if any complaint was made to Captain Gillon about their fare, his reply was “What—do you come on board my ship to eat kubbaub"—that his conduct towards his crew was violent and utterly unbecoming. John A. Arbuthnot, Esq., sworn, stated that he had some knowledge of Mr. Daviot, and know him to have been in command of ships himself—ships that have been consigned to the firm of Messrs. Arbuthnot and Co., witness never heard any thing against Mr. Daviot; wit. ness had not any knowledge of Mr. Daviot other than such as he derived from the circumstance of Mr. Davoit being in command. J. Rodgers, Esq. sworn. Witness stated he knew Mr. Daviot from the year 1819–always knew him as Commander of vessels—never as mate ; Mr. Daviot is a humane and altogether well meaning man. Mr. Allen here addressed himself to the Jury and said he was a perfect stranger at Madras, and it was therefore not in his power to offer evidence of character. This was the case for the defence. His Lordship the Chief Justice commenced summing up about 20 minutes to 10 o'clock. His Lordship went through the whole of the evidence, and concluded a brilliant charge at about quarter past eleven. The Jury retired for 3 or 4 minutes and returned with

a verdict of Not Guitry—the prisoners were thereupon immediately discharged.

The Court House was literally crammed as full as it could hold.-Madras Herald.

INSOLVENT DEBTORS' COURT.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30.

In the matter of William Fairlie Clarke and others.

Mr. Clarke shewed cause against a rule obtained by Mr. Advocate General on a former day, directing that the Bank of Bengal be admitted to prove their claims, as creditor against the estate, of Sa. Rs. 6,52,156, and that it be intered on the schedule accordingly. The facts were, that the late firm of Alexander and Co. having become much embarrassed, a deed had been executed, bearing date 15th February, 1832, by which the firms of Cruttenden and Co., Mackintosh and Co., Colvin and Co., and Fergusson and Co. had agreed to accept accommodation bills for Alexander and Co. to the extent of twenty lakhs of Rupees, and very extensive real property was conveyed to trustees to indemnify the firms. Colvin and Co. declined acting under this deed, and were therefore no parties to the present question. On the 13th of September, 1832, a letter was addressed by Alexander and Co. to the three firms, announcing an error in the deed, and that the Union Bank had a prior lien over the property : this was almitted by the mortgagees. Other transaction having taken place, on the 17th of September, 1832, a similar deed was executed to indemnify the same three firms for acceptances to the extent of Sa. Rs. 18,25,947, mortgaging the same property to them with the rent, profits, &c., excepting two sums of Sa. Rs. 1, 16,000 and 69,000 of Indigo of the ensuing season, which had been sold. These acceptances had been discounted at the Bank of Bengal to the amount of Sa. Rs. 17,730,49, and were due to that establishment when Alexander and Co. failed on the 2nd of December, 1832. The Bank applied to the three firms for payment, and the latter solicited time, and as a security assigned to the Bank the whole of the property which had been mortgaged to them, by an instrument dated 18th December, 1832. On the 18th November, 1833, the Bank of Bengal sent to the assignees of Alexander and Co. a valuation of the property, and also consented to advance them Rs. 7, 14,500 for the purpose of carrying on the factories. This was done without the consent of the other firms or their assignees. On the 5th of April, 1834, the assignees of Alexander and Co. proposed to redeem the mortgaged property at prices much lower than the debt due ; and there was a letter from the assignees of the three firms, giving a guarded and conditional assent to this redemption :-the Bank were not to lose any claim they might then have by permitting the assignees to redeem, nor were the estates of the three firms to lose any defence they might then have against the claim. In short, the redemption being

for the benefit of all parties, was agreed to by some and not opposed by others on the express understanding that the legal position of all parties was not to be in any way affected by it. The difference between the sum realized and the amount due for principal and interest was what was now claimed by the Bank. The learned counsel contended that the law and facts were both in favor of his clients: he argued the law on the ground of the Bank having traded with the property, made large advances for indigo cultivation, and treating it as their own instead of immediately selling it, and all this without the consent of the guarantees. He cited Nisbit v. Smith 2. Bro. 579 ; The Bank of Ireland v. Beresford 6. Dow, 235. Itees v. Berrington 2 Wes. jun. 542 and Burke's case 6 Wes. 809, and on the common law sile, Chitty on Bills 441. He admitted that there was no case in point, and that these were cases of giving time ; but he said that the principle on which all the decrees and judgments proceeded both, at equity and in law, immediately applied, and that the Bank could not be let in but in opposition to these principles.

Mr. Advocate General and Mr. Prinsep were then heard in support of the rule. They admitted that the assignees of Fergusson and Co. had acted prudently in refusing to pay so large a sum unless by the direction of the court. That there had been an error, and too much indulgence on the part of the Bank, who should have proved against the three firms in the first instance, and then sold the estates for the deficits. Mr. Clarke had not shewn that the estates had been injured by the advance of the Bank ; the fact was the contrary, and no time had been given but what was for the benefit of all parties. This put the question on a different footing from the cases cited by Mr. Clarke, who had proceeded on the ground of the parties having been damnified by delay or improper indulgence.

Mr. Justice Malkin thought the question was too important for him to give a decision without further consideration.

In the matter of W. and G. A. Prinsep.

Mr. Prinsep presented a petition from the insolvents, praying that the court would proceed to a hearing on the 25th of June next, the date to which the matters stand adjourned, and then regularly adjudicate the case, or dismiss the petition altogether.

Mr. Justice Malkin ordered that this petition, and that of the same parties for a release should be taken into consideration on the 25th of June next, and that the insolvents then hold themselves prepared for examination.—Englishnan.

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS.

CALCUTTA.

pyrotechNical Exhibition At how RAH.—There was a grand pyrotechnical exhibition and a nautch, on the night of the 6th May, at the residence of the Baboos Mullick, at Howrah, in honor of the marriages of the sons of Baboo Sreenauth Mullick and the late Baboo Hurrynauth Mullick, the former to a daughter of Baboo Ramdhun Mitter. There had been a great illumination and nautches for three days previously, and the tamasha terminated on the 7th May. There

were a great many respectable ladies and gentlemen present on the occasion. The fireworks were very beautiful and admirably managed, and reflect great credit on the native artiste who prepared them. There was a native fort, which was stormed in a gallant style by a body of British soldiers, and ultimately blown up, victors and vanquished being sent whirling into the air in a blaze; and the flights of rockets, and thousands of stars shot up were really splendid. The nautches were stupid enough, and no sooner did the first rocket an

H h

nounce that the fire-works had commenced, than Bebee Bunnoo and her daughters were almost entirely deserted, and left to waste their graceful exhibitions for the entertainment of a few greasy Baboos and Portuguese auahs. The crowd of natives was so great, that it was with difficulty we could thread our way through them ; but we believe, nevertheless, that with the exception of a few huts being set on fire by a rocket, the flames of which were quickly extinguished, and a gentleman receiving a slight burn, no accident of any kind took place. About half past eleven, some of the ladies were conducted by the Baboo to a house at a little distance from the bungalow in which the nautch girls were exhibiting, where refreshments were laid out for them ; but they were not long allowed to remain there uninterrupted, for some hungry gentlemen, who had collected in a crowd at the door of the house, forced themselves in—despite the resistance of the sepoy placed at the entrance, and the remonstrances of the Baboo-and sans ceremonie seized upon the wines and viands, which speedily disappeared under their vigorous attacks.

colonel du NdAs.—The general court-martial held on Col. Dundas at Nusseerabad, has fully and honorably acquitted him.

The public Libn Any.—The Library subscription list is now on the encrease. There are fourteen first class subscribers, five subscribers of the second class, and two of the third class. The Library is to be open from sunrise to sunset every day for the future, Sundays excepted.

oblitela Ation of SiGN Attorns froM BANK Not Es By coppen.—A number of bank-notes without signatures, were presented bond fide by a native, who stated them to have been kept for sometime in a copper box, but was unable to explain how they came without signatures; but he declared his belief that they bore the usual signatures when put into the box. None of the printing appeared defective, and there were several native endorsements upon the notes in Bengalee ink, but no English writing whatever. The Bank registers showed that notes of corresponding numbers and amounts had been regularly issued and were still in circulation ; but the Secretary refused to pay them without the special authority of the directors. The Assay Master has been requested to enquire and report upon the probability of the signatures being erased by damp or other means. In an experiment tried by Mr. Prinsep, writing traced on a piece of paper with common ink, being placed between

The Lady GRANT-The Lady Grant has been ex- two plates of copper, was soon entirely obliterated.

amined in Messrs. W. S. Jop and Co.'s dock, and found to be uninjured by grounding on the Sumatra sand.

[ocr errors]

Affairs of BARRFTTo AND sons.—The liquidation of the debts of the estate of Barretto and Sons, is going on satisfac

torily. The sale of the docks for 204,000 rupees, which

there was at one time an idea of cancelling for want of the

minutely examined by an eminently qualified surveyor, required security, has been rendered effective, and the who has pronounced her repairs to have been com; instalments are in progress of realization during the

leted in the most perfect manner, and that the vessel ensuing twelve months. From Fergusson and Co.'s Asi. not been in the least strained, or is in any way less signees dividends have been received to the amount of valuable than before the accident which befell her. about 48,000 rupees, and as it is expected that estate She is now thoroughly repaired, new coppered, and ready will make another dividend of ten per cent, next year, to depart for the Straits again. Two ourang-outangs there may with interest and dock-rent arrears be about

have been brought round in the Sylph, a full grown female and a young male. New steam ERs.-Official intelligence has been received relative to the two steamers building for the Company in England. Their engine power is to be that of 200 horses for each vessel. They are both des. tined for Bombay, under restrictions not to be employed as packets. 1N digo prospects.-Letters received from factories to the eastward report a fine shower on the 28th April, in Mymunsing, Dacea, and as far as Rajeshye; so that for the present the indigo planters are in no distress for want of rain. At Moorshedabad, however, the Junghipore concern is suffering severely and complaints pour in from almost every other part of the country, of the want of rain. The plant is generally reported to be very stinted in growth and actually dying in some places. It is expected that the crop this year will be considerably less than that of the last season.

Favorable accounts have been received from Tirhoot.

MR. John Bell.—Mr. John Bell has been appointed Inspector of Customs, on a salary of 800 rupees per month.

the New MAUND.—The merchants and traders of Calcutta, it is said, intend to adopt the new maund, consisting of forty seers of eighty tolas each, as the measure of weight, as well as the Company's rupee as the measure of value and account, in all their dealings.

suppression of piracy.—His Majesty's Ship Andromache proceeds immediately to the Straits, and such ample powers are entrusted to Capt. Chads, that it is hoped something effectual will be done for the suppression of piracy.

three lakhs in hand twelve months hence. . At present all the receipts are paid into Court to wait the issue of

two equity suits, which, however, will probably be determined by that time.

MR. John Tytlen.—It is said that Mr. John Tytler is a candidate for the situation of Agent to the upper Orphan School ; and that if he succeeds to the appointment, he will resign the medical service in England.

wet dock is calcutta.--It is said, that a plan for a wet dock in the heart of Calcutta, has been submitted to the Governor-General by Capt. Johnston, which is estimated to cost forty lakhs of rupees.

The Appeal-RFscis DING Act.—The reply of the local Government to the petition recently sent in, requesting to be informed as to the law under which British-born subjects, residing in the Mofussil, shall live, after the contemplated Appeal-Rescinding Act shall be passed into law, was published on the 7th May. The Government state, that the proposed act will make no alteration whatever in any part of the substantive law; that the Company's Courts will decide according to equity and good conscience, only in cases in which no other rule exists; and that the English law of inheritance, marriage, and succession, as now in force with respect to British subjects residing in the Mofussil, will still continue in force after the passing of the proposed act.

The Black Act, despite all remonstrance, has been perpetrated—the o Act, No. XI of 1836,

rescinding the 107th section of the 53rd Geo. 3rd admit|ting of appeal from the decisions of the Mofussil Courts to the Supreme Court, was passed into a law by the Governor-General in Council on the 9th May, and published in the Official Gazette on the 11th. British-born Atroctrifs at KALEE on At.-A priest of the temple of the goddess Kalee, it is said, waited on the Editor of the Durpun, and stated that he was shocked by the atrocities he had seen perpetrated there and was resolved to bring them to light. He put down upon paper, that on several occasions individuals, dwelling in the immediate vicinity of the temple in unsuspecting confidence, have been seized in the dead of night and put to death, as an offering to the goddess; that some of these cases have been brought to the notice of the magistrate, but that through the great wealth and influence of the priests, and the Hindu partialities of the native officers deputed to investigate the matter, the enquiry has been . and such report made as was calculated to lull suspicion ..". A Serjeant and his party have since been posted at Kali Ghaut in order to put a stop to the revolting acts which of late have been perpetrated at that shrine of villainous notoriety.

homicide.—At Comartolee, in Calcutta, a native of subjects are now made over to the tender mercies of the

respectable family, who had been deranged for many magnates of the Mofussil, to be judged by their cou

years, wounded his own mother, sister and brother sciences and sense of equity. A meeting has been sumwith whom he was living) with a tulwar, so severely moned by the Sheriff to the Town Hall on the 18th

that the brother died from the wounds he had received. June, to petition Parliament against the Act.

qooyist R.—Eight Staff Officers of the Madras army, under orders of the Supreme Government, have been temporarily placed at the disposal of the Madras Commander-in-Chief for employment with their regiments on field service at Goomsur. This looks as if a protracted contest was anticipated in that quarter.

the cois AGE.--Complaints still continue to pour in from the Mofussil about the inconvenience and annoyance concomitant on the introduction of the new currenc from which we derive that the nuisance is unabated.

Government issued an act on the 25th May, intimating that from the 1st January, 1838, the sicca rupee shall cease to be a legal tender, and that from the 1st of June, 1836, the trisoolee pice shall cease to circulate in any place, except Benares and Furruckabad, at par with the Calcutta sicca pice.

ch ANGE of Editor.—Another, and another, still ever changing ! Once more the management of the Oriental Observer is said to have passed from the hands of the sapient Editor of the E.}.

fever Hospital.—The Committee formed to take measures to establish a Fever Hospital, met on the 6th May, for the purpose of ascertaining what progress had been made during the past year in carrying into effect the object in view, and to determine upon the course of proceeding for the future. The Committee have been most active and judicious in all their measures, but all their efforts to move the native community to exert themselves in the cause, have proved almost fruitlos. The whole sum that has been raised is rupees 24,050, of which sum 19,000 rupees have been subscribo! by the Rajah of Burdwan, Dwarkanauth Tagore, Rustomjee Cowassee, Rajchunder Doss, Prosonocoomar Tagore, and Madab Dutt, under these circumstances, the Conmittee have been induced to depart from their original resolution of not soliciting subscriptions from Christians, and have determined to ask the aid of the European community. Sirs E. Ryan and J. P. Grant have already subscribed, the former five hundred and the latter three hundred rupees, as donation, in *ldition to annual subscriptions of fifty and one hundred rupees.

Acciposts—Thirteen men were recently picked up from a drift-log in the river, by the Forbes. They were the crews of two boats that had left Saugor with fifteen men on the commencement of the flood and had been *Psized, on the Spit sand off Mud-point. They had been in the water seven hours, and the two of their numbe that were missing, had lost their hold from exhaustion and been drowned.

Mr. C. N. Phillips, Surgeon of the Victoru, suddenly disappeared on the morning of the 12th May, while bathing alongside of that vessel. It is supposed that he was seized by a shark. -

[blocks in formation]

About five o'clock on the morning of the 26th May, a robbery took place in the house of an opulent native female residing in Harcatta Gully near Potuldanga Thannah. Three or four men went to the door of the house, and having knocked at it, enquired for the owner, and were answered from within by a female servant, that it being the Doshorah her inistress had gone to the river side in order to bathe, and that she could not open the door until she returned. The party outside on this replied that t ey had brought a present of mangoes from a Baboo to whom she was well known, and on this representation the fastenings were unloosed. This had no sooner been done, than the thieves laid hold of the servant, and after binding her

[merged small][ocr errors]

that she might not be able to cry out for assistance. Den.—The case of a fine recently levied upon an Eng

They then proceeded into the rooms of the house, and took away property in silver and other articles to a considerable amount.

attempted robbery.—An attempt to rob the house of a gentleman residing in the suburbs of Calcutta, was made by a gang of thieves on the night of the 22d May. The gentleman, however, was fortunately awakened by the barking of his dogs, when the thieves ran away, but not before one of them was wounded with a dirk with which the gentleman had armed himself. From the quantity of blood left on the spot, it is conjectured that the thief has been severely hurt, and it is expected that his wound will lead to his apprehension.

Muppen.— An old woman, who led a secluded life in the Burra Bazaar, was found dead on the morning of the 12th May. A piece of cloth was fastened round her neck, which had obviously been used to strangle her. Jewellery and other articles to the amount of two or three hundred rupees were taken away by the murderers from the dwelling of the unfortunate woman. Five of the villains who murdered the old woman have since been detected through the praiseworthy exertions of the police, and are in confinement. It is expected that some others who participated in the {..." of the horrid deed, and have hitherto affled the exertions of police to detect them, will soon be apprehended.

The stolen buggies.—The Chief Magistrate has been engaged investigating a charge brought against two of the Mysore Princes, in which it was alleged that they had received two buggies, recently stolen in Calcutta, under circumstances of a not very creditable description. The buggies were found in the possession of the Princes who had purchased them at a low price, and shortly afterwards made some very material alterations in their build ; but as there was nothing in the case, that connected them with the offence of stealing in Calcutta, and the receiving the stolen property not having taken place within the jurisdiction of the Chief Magistrate, the case has been handed over to the Court in the 24-Purgunnahs.

bribery.—One of the native Amlah, a Moonshee of the Ambalah Circle, was charged with several cases of bribery, but the proof not being sufficiently strong to admit of severer punishment, he has been dismissed.

The investigations of Mr. Officiating Commissioner Gordon into the charges preferred against the recordkeeper of the Hooghly Collectorate, have also terminated in a similar result—that officer having only been displaced from his situation for want of direct legal evidence to substantiate the charges. He has either appealed or is about to appeal to the Supreme Government against the decision of the Sudder Board.

LAND REsu Miption.—It is stated that a gentleman of the Civil Service is about to visit Singapore on a land resumption expedition, that is, he is to enquire into the nature of all the grants that have been made in that settlement, and to see whether the revenue cannot be encreased on behalf of the Company.

do. vos.--This meritorious public officer, who was for many years Police Surgeon of Calcutta, died on the 16th May.

civil service.—The adopted son of Rajah Rammohun Roy has been appointed to the Civil Service by Sir J. C. Hobhouse.

MILITARY PENsions.—The new regulation for the army pension is arrived. It gives to officers of twentyfive years' service the pension of a Major, &c., yet does not prejudice those officers who by good fortune may have attained a higher grade in the same period.

lishman by a Magistrate of Monghyr, for refusing to answer the official enquiries relative to his authority for residing in the district, has occasioned the circular order of Government to be revoked which required annual lists to be furnished containing particulars of Europeans residing in the Mofussil-this revocation being limited to those districts in which Englishmen are now permitted by the Charter to reside without license. The fine of twenty-five rupees levied by the Magistrate on a gentleman at Monghyr, has been ordered to be returned.

mA.JA PRAtar crit: No, BAHA pun, of Brrow AN.—It now appears that there is some truth in the reports of the re-appearance of Rajah Pratap Chund, Bahadur, of Burdwan. Enquiries have been made by various native as well as European gentlemen as to their truth, by personal conferences with the individual representing himself to be the Rajah, who has been imprisoned with about one hundred and fifty of his followers, on an allowance of two pice a day,+and the result has been such as to leave little doubt of the individual identity. \lr. Shaw has had a conference of three hours' duration with the putative Rajah, and is persuaded that he is not an impostor. Government have sent peremptory orders to the Commissioner of Burdwan, to investigate promptly into the case and have also written a letter to Prannauth Baboo, calling upon him to report ininutely and without delay, as to when and at what age Pratap Chand died, where his body was burned, whether there has not been a report since the time that the Rajah's demise was announced, that he did not actually die, and how that report originated, and whether the person now claiming the title is or is not the real Pratap Chand. The investigation by the Commissioner is now going on.

Ice AND Norfoss.--The Warsaw, with 250 tons of ice and other articles, left Boston on the 26th of December last, and another ship was to be dispatched in all February. The Warsaw arrived on the 17th \lay. The ice received per Warsaw, is advertised for sale at the reduced rate of three annas per seer. The apples and other notions have all turned out bad.

Reports on QuAlii Icarios of subordis ATEs.-The Court of Directors have ordered the discontinuance of the reports required from Boards and other superior local authorities on the character and qualifications of subo:dinates.

of puty Master Attew past.—In consequence of the decease of Captain Collie, the late Deputy Master Attendant of Calcutta, Captain Clapperton has been rappointed to othciate in that grade during the absence of Captain Harrington, on leave-Captain Robinson to officiate as second assistant as before. It is understood that the Deputy Master Attendantship will not be filled up, but referred for the Court's orders.

Native Educarios.-" The native gentlemen resident at Benares, His Highness the Nuwab Esbul-ud-Dowlah. Raja Kalee Shunker Ghosaul, and Baboo Rajindro Mitter, have been appointed by Government, Members of the Local Committee of Public Instruction at that station.”

Free school.—Capt. R. J. H. Birch has been appointed to a Governorship of the Free School vice Major Taylor resigned.

MENAGEnie. At BARRAckroRE.—It is said that the Menagerie at Barrackpore is being revived. Rajah Rajnarain last week made an addition to it, by presenting the Misses Eden with a porcupine, a couple of sloths. four peacocks, a couple of monkies, a paraquet, a parand a loorie.

« PreviousContinue »