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which had hitherto attended their efforts, and the incalculable benefits to be derived by the prospect, now opened of a direct communication with China. The Company now possessed twenty-five steam-ships of first-rate qualities, manned by able crews, and capable of a powerful armament. Upwards of 100,000 tons of shipping were now employed in providing coal and other necessaries for the Company's steamers, and not less than 4,000 men were engaged in the service. In conclusion the hon. baronet gave "The health of the Earl of Ripon."

Mr. E. TENNENT, M. P., returned thanks, and entered largely into the benefits to be derived from the enterprise of such a company, and the necessity for every ministry to render them all the assistance in their power.

On the toast of "The East-India Company" being given, Mr. WIGRAM returned thanks.

Several other toasts were subsequently given, and the company did not separate till a late hour.

EAST-INDIA COLLEGE, HAILEYBURY.

CLOSE OF THE TERM.

On Friday the 27th of June, being the day appointed for closing the term, a deputation from the Court of Directors of the East-India Company visited the College, for the purpose of distributing the usual medals and prizes to those students who had been successful competitors in the various branches of classical and oriental literature. The deputation consisted of the following gentlemen:-Chairman, Sir Henry Willock, K. L. S.; Deputy-Chairman, Jas. W. Hogg, Esq., M. P.; Major Gen. Sir J. L. Lushington, G. C. B.; E. Macnaghten, Esq.; J. C. Whiteman, Esq.; H. St. George Tucker, Esq.; Henry Shank, Esq.; Major Oliphant; Major Gen. Galloway, C.B.; Lieut. Colonel Sykes; and John Shepherd, Esq.

The deputation, on their arrival, proceeded to the Principal's lodge, and from thence to the council-room, where the report of the Principal was presented to them. The deputation and the professors then proceeded to the hall, where the students had already assembled. The chair was taken by Sir H. Willock, who was supported on either side by the members of the deputation.

Amongst those present were-John Abercrombie, Esq.; J. H. Astell, Esq.; William Wilberforce Bird, Esq.; Rev. W. W. Berry, John Bagshaw, Esq.; S. G. Bonham, Esq.; John Bax, Esq.; Lieut. gen. Lord Bloomfield, Geo. J. Bosanquet, Esq.; Capt. Berford, Hon. W. B. Baring, George Russell Clerk, Esq.; Major Chase, Brig. major Cuppage, Sir Howard Douglas, M.P.; Dwarkanath Tagore and his son and nephew, Lord De Ross, Charles Elliot, Esq.; Hon. John Elliot, Jas. Farish, Esq., sen.; Jas. Farish, Esq, jun.; Dr. Goodeve and four pupils (Joorjee Comar Chuckerbutty, Gopal Chunder Seal, Bholonath Bose, Dwarkanath Bose); S. H. Grame, Esq.; Viscount Grimston, M. P.; R. C. Glyn, Esq.; T. F. Gibson, Esq.; Jno. Hodgson, Esq.; W. Hammond, Esq.; the Venerable Archdeacon Hale, Viscount Jocelyn, M.P.; Right Honourable Sir Alexander Johnston, Major Jones, V. C. Kem. ball, Esq.; Rev. C. W. Le Bas, Capt. Lochner, W. J. Lumsden, Esq.; the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, Hon. John Leslie Melville, Philip Melvill, Esq.; Holt Mackenzie, Esq.; H. Mackenzie, Esq.; Lieut. gen. Wm. Morison, M. P.; Ross D. Mangles, Esq., M.P.; Right Hon. Sir Henry Pottinger, Bart.; Charles H. C. Plowden, Esq.; Charles Plowden, Esq., jun.; Thos. C. Robertson, Esq.; Right Hon. Sir Edward Ryan, Sir John Rose, Lieut. col. Sim, H. F. Sandeman, Esq.;

Sandeman, Esq., jun.; Right Hon. Frederick Shaw, M. P.; C. E. Trevelyan, Esq.; Richard Temple, Esq.; the Baron Von Orlich, J. D. Devitre, Esq.; Lieut. col. Sir Claude Wade, Rev. H. Law, Charles Philips, Esq., &c.

The following civilians, at home on furlough, were also present: Henry Brereton, John Bird, Henry Borradaile, J. D. Bourdillon, A. C. Bidwell, R. H. C. Campbell, Brooke Cunliffe, Wm. J. R. Carnac, G. H. Franco, H. B. E. Frere, Philip French, Geo. Gough, F. S. Head, G. P. Leycester, J. D. Lushington, R. B. Morgan, C. G. Mansel, W. S. Paterson, J. T. Rivaz, Charles Raikes, Alex. T. Shank, J. D. Sim and brother, A. M. Sutherland, Wm. Strachey, and E. Thomas, Esqrs.

The chairman having taken his seat,

Mr. HOOPER read the following statement of the prizes and distinctions obtained by the students:Medals, Prizes, and other Honourable Distinctions of Students

L. Reid

leaving College, June 1845.

Highly Distinguished; with Medal in Classics, and Medal in Hindustani.

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After which the CHAIRMAN addressed the students as follows:

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GENTLEMEN STUDENTS,-Our periodical visits are agreeable in proportion as your endeavours are exerted to work out the advantages which this college is capable of imparting. The past term has not been sullied by any act of insubordination; indeed it has been characterized by general gentlemanly deportment, and, had greater attention been paid to study, it would have been my pleasing duty to have expressed unqualified approbation. Considerable talent has been exhibited by many of you, giving promise of efficiency which cannot but be realized if backed by industry and by that desire of obtaining celebrity which I feel convinced must animate your aspiring minds. I could have wished, gentlemen, that you were all about to claim the smiles and approbation of your parents; but I grieve to say there are some who have not fulfilled the just expectations of their friends and patrons, and whose inattention to study has called forth those awards of disapprobation and penalty which are necessary for the maintenance of college discipline. I will not humiliate the young men I allude to by mentioning their names. I utter not the language of reproach, but seek by friendly admonition to induce them to a course of honour and preferment, and happy shall I be if I am able, when we next meet, to award them some of those honours which I have this day dispensed. Gentlemen, from the moment you enter this college your time should be devoted to study. An impression seems to prevail that the degree of attainment expected at the termination of the fourth term can be acquired within a smaller compass, and this belief leads to a laxity in industry. Nothing can be more erroneous. An hour lost at the commencement of operations is not to be regained; and if you vainly imagine that midnight labour, exercised at the close of a term, will supply that steady acquirement obtained by daily assiduity, grievously do you deceive yourselves. By this system of cramming, as it is designated, you may possibly conceal from examiners your superficial knowledge, and you may succeed in getting out of eollege; but what is the consequence in after life? That which has hurriedly been impressed on your brain will soon escape, and you will have secretly to acknowledge your own deficiency. Gentlemen, you are called to great exertion, for a desire of improve. ment amongst the native gentry of India is daily more strongly evinced; they see that knowledge elevates them and opens to them a road to preferment. In support of my statement, I call you to notice the presence of Indian gentlemen, who, tearing themselves from their families, and overcoming prejudices of caste and locality, have volunteered to visit this country, for the purpose of attaining a finished medical and surgical education, and who are prosecuting their studies with vigour and success: and here I ought to mention, that two of the party have been enabled to prosecute their good intention by the liberality of that patriotic gentleman, Dwarkanath Tajore, who has favoured us with his company on this occasion. With such a spirit abroad, you must seek to maintain that superiority of intellectual attainment, that

standard of high moral deportment which may command respect, and which, when combined with the dispensation of justice and mercy, will prove more influential than the terrors of the uplifted sword in securing stability to our rule. To you, gentlemen, who now quit us, I must say a few words on the importance of the duties you are about to undertake. Gentlemen, do not deceive yourselves; you are but imperfectly prepared for the deep responsibilities you will be called on to incur. To be efficient political, revenue, and judicial ministers, your minds must be well stored with history, law, political economy, and other elements of knowledge, and what you have here acquired must be considered as the groundwork for after superstructure. Great expectations are formed from you; you have to succeed great men-men who by their ability have raised the Civil Service to a high degree of reputation which it will be your business to maintain. Gentlemen, the prizes of the service you enter are great. I will enumerate a few of the many who have attained high place and honour. Lord Metcalfe, Sir George Barlow, the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone, are names familiar to you all; of those who have become members of her Majesty's Privy Council I will mention the Right Honourables Stephen Lush. ington, Henry Ellis, Holt Mackenzie. Two of the Civil servants present, Mr. Bayley and Mr. Bird, have been for a time Governors-General of India, and many others present have ob tained high repute and place. Seek to emulate such high examples. To be great and good servants you must study the character of the natives of India;-you must freely commune with them in their native tongue ;-you must deeply sympathize in their feelings and interests. Gentlemen, your conduct will be watched by the observant natives;-you must gain their respect by an exhibition of high moral conduct-you must shew them that is the fruit of the religion you profess. To govern others, it is essential that you should be strict in self-government. Order in your expenses is one of the first restraints to imposé upon yourselves, and if you fail in this point difficulties will arise which may not easily be overcome. Gentlemen, you who have been industrious at this college will ever retain a pleasing recollection of the days you have passed here, and you will, I am sure, ever feel grateful, as I do, for the affectionate attention which the principal and professors have bestowed in superintending your studies. Gentlemen, I wish you success and happiness.

On leaving the hall, the chairman, directors, and visitors, with the principal and the professors, adjourned to the library, where a sumptuous luncheon was served up by the college purveyor. Sir H. Willock presided. At the conclusion of the repast,

The CHAIRMAN rose and said-Before the company separated, he must express the great pleasure which he had derived from his visit to the college on the present occasion, and his sincere thanks to the principal and professors for the discipline they had maintained, and the general high character of the college under their management. He had much pleasure in drinking their good healths (cheers).

The Rev. H. MELVILL, B. D. (the Principal) said-For himself, and on the part of his colleagues, he desired to return sincere thanks for the sentiments that had just been expressed. It was exceedingly gratifying to meet with such an expression of approval, as there was nothing showy in the proceedings to strike the attention. They could not make palpable the advance of their students, as might be done in the military college; they could not throw them into a fortification and then carry it by storm (applause). They were, therefore, the more obliged for the approval which had been expressed. He might say, with perfect honesty, that it was the desire and endeavour of himself and colleagues to render the college increasingly efficient. They were alive to the fact, that the Civil Service of India required higher training of those intended for it than heretofore; that the natives were advancing rapidly in intelligence, and therefore that it was necessary that those in the British service should so advance as to maintain their intellectual superiority. While acknowledging the compliment which had been paid to himself and the professors, let him not fail to thank the Chairman for the advice which he had given this day to the students-advice which was additionally valuable, and must make a deeper impression, as it came from one who had himself occupied important positions in the Indian service; and he hoped that it would produce increased diligence on the part of the students. They asked no favour for the college, except that it might be allowed to fulfil its ends; and the East-India Company was a body which needed only to be well served in order that its favour might be secured (loud cheers).

The CHAIRMAN then proposed the health of the noblemen and gentlemen who had honoured the college by their presence that day, after which the company immediately separated.

RAILWAYS IN INDIA.

(From the Times.)

It was stated in our city article of the 26th ult. that"The prospectus of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway Company' contains a statement, that 'the registrar of jointstock companies is satisfied that the company is not within the operation of the 7 & 8 Vict. c. 110, and therefore does not require to be registered.' The doubt which has existed as to the application of the statute in this case seems to have arisen from the fact that the railroad, though in India, does not necessarily come under the head of foreign railways, since it is formed with a distinct class of English shareholders, and a committee and funds separate from the foreign arrangements. It having been settled, however, that the Act does not apply, the limit of 5s. per share as a deposit is avoided, and £2. 10s. is expressed in the prospectus."

This announcement created considerable sensation, as it was well known that the directors of the East-Indian Railway, acting on an opinion the reverse of the above, and under the impression that the company was in fact within the meaning of the Act, had, in compliance with its provisions, notwithstanding the prejudice the smallness of the deposit was calculated to engender, limited the deposits to 5s. per share. The subject, however, was of too much importance to be left in any doubt, and the directors instructed their solicitor, Mr. Freshfield, to place the following case before the learned counsel whose opinions we subjoin :

66 QUERIES SUBMITTED TO THE SOLICITOR-GENERAL, MR. FITZROY KELLY, AND SIR JOHN BAYLEY, WITH THEIR OPINION

THEREON.

"1. Whether that company is within the purview and provisions of the Act of 7 & 8 Vict. c. 110.

"2. Whether the promoters of that company could legally have advertised or taken a deposit exceeding 10s. per cent. on their proposed capital.

"3. Whether the promoters of that company, or any of them, having advertised without registration, or taken a deposit exceeding 10s. per cent., would have been liable to any, and what, legal consequences for so doing..

"We are clearly of opinion that the East-Indian Railway Company is within the purview and provisions of 7 & 8 Vict. c. 110. The general powers of that Act are, by sect. 2, declared to apply to all joint-stock companies established in Great Britain (except Scotland, or established in Scotland with a place of business in Great Britain) for any commercial purpose, or purpose of profit; and the true test whether such a company is within the provisions of the Act or not is, the place where it is established, and not the place where the works are to be performed. The proviso in the same section exempts out of the general provisions of the Act railway and other companies there specified, which require the authority of Parliament, for the purpose of making them subject to the special provisions thereinafter provided by the 9th and 23rd sections, but not for the purpose of exempting them altogether from the operation of the Act. This company, therefore, being established in Great Britain, and being a joint-stock company for the purpose of commerce and profit, is, in our opinion, directly within the provisions of this Act, even though it does not require the authority of Parliament.

"We, therefore, think that the promoters of the East-Indian Railway Company could not legally have advertised or taken a deposit exceeding 10s. per cent. on their proposed capital, and that if they did so they would be liable to the penalties imposed by sections 5 and 24.

"Westminster, June 28, 1845."

"FREDERICK Thesiger, "FITZROY KELLY, 66 JOHN BAYLEY.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS.

JUNE 23.-HONG-KONG.-In reply to a question from Dr. Bowring,

Mr. HOPE said that the disorderd state of society, caused by the secret societies of China, did not exist in Hong-Kong, but in Loo Choo.

LORD ELLENBOROUGH'S RECALL.-Dr. BowRING (on behalf of Mr. HUME) postponed the motion respecting Lord Ellenbo rough and the Government of India to the 15th of July,

JUNE 26.- INDIAN PRINCES.-Mг. HUME presented a petition from an agent of the Rajah of Sattara, complaining not only of the Rajah's having been unjustly deposed from his throne, but also of his having been robbed of his property by certain ser vants of the East-India Company, and praying that that property might be restored to him.

Mr. HUME next presented a petition agreed to at a meeting of the India Hibernia Society, held some time ago in Dublin, complaining of great injustice having been practised on the King of Delhi, the Rajah of Sattara, and other native princes, by the East-India Company, and praying that the Government might adopt such measures as would release those princes from that injustice. The hon. member expressed a hope that certain documents connected with the property of the Rajah of Sattara might be laid before the House, as they would be necessary in the discussion of the motion of which he had given notice on this subject.

INDIAN PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.-The following papers have been ordered to be laid before the House of Commons:

A Return shewing the Sickness, Mortality, and Invaliding in the Hon. East-India Company's Armies in the Presidencies of Bengal, Madras, and Bombay respectively, from the year 1825 to 1844 inclusive. Also, Return of the Sickness, Mortality, and Invaliding of their Civil Service in each Presidency, from 1825 to 1844. Also, Return of the Sickness and Mortality in the Gaols and Civil Hospitals in the Presidencies and Dependencies of Bengal, Madras, and Bombay respectively, from 1825 to 1844 respectively. Also, Return of the Sickness, Mortality, and Invaliding in the Hon. East-India Company's Indian Navy.

The House has likewise ordered a Return of Java Prize-money invested in promissory notes of the Bengal Government, and placed in possession of the East-India Company, specifying the period when so invested or paid over to the Company, and the rate of interest allowed thereon; stating also whether any and what distribution of the said prize-money has been made, and what amount is now in hand, and where placed.

MISCELLANEOUS.

REDUCTION OF POSTAGE BETWEEN CEYLON AND CHINA.-The following “instruction" has been issued from the General PostOffice:-" A line of mail steam-packets being about to be established between Ceylon and Hong-Kong, in connection with the direct Calcutta mail, which is despatched from England on the 20th and 24th of the month, all letters and newspapers for HongKong and China, with the exception of those which may be especially addressed via Bombay, via Calcutta, via Madras, or by any other port in India, or by private ship,' will in future be transmitted from this country by the Indian mail of the 20th and 24th of the month. Letters and newspapers for Hong-Kong and China, forwarded by the new line, will not be liable to the additional rate of 4d. on letters, and 2d. for newspapers, now levied on account of the East-India Company. If, however, any letters or newspapers are specially addressed to Hong-Kong or China, via Bombay, via Calcutta, via Madras, or by any other port in India, they will still be subject to the additional rates alluded to. By command of the Postmaster-General.-General Post-Office, June, 1815."

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CHINESE GRASS CLOTH.-Messrs. Hargreave Brothers, of Leeds, have in their possession several samples of Chinese grass. This article is represented as possessing all the qualities of flax, but in a higher degree than any other known to our spinners or manufacturers-surpassing the best qualities in strength, fineness, and length of staple. The lineu manufactured by them from this article greatly resembles French cambric, but with a more silky appearance. It would appear that the Chinese grass can be supplied in unlimited quantity; and if that should be the case, it must be a subject for congratulation, that an article of such large consumption in this country should be presenting itself as another exchangeable commodity for our manufactures, the rapidly extending consumption of which throughout China seems to be limited only by the means which they possess of making a suitable return for them.

H. M. steam vessel Vulture sailed for the East Indies on the 19th ultimo, with a large amount of specie for the public service at the Mauritius and Hong-Kong. Capt. H. Johnson and Lieut. F. S. Tremlett, for the Agincourt, are on board as passengers. I

Sir J. THACKWELL returns to India, overland, in August. We understand that Her Majesty has graciously contributed the sum of 2007. to the subscription opened at Messrs. Grindlay and Co.'s for the erection of a monument to the memory of the late Major-Gen. Sir W. Nott.

TROOPS FROM CALCUTTA.- Chatham, June 20.-On Thursday afternoon, the 19th inst., arrived the several detachments at the Invalid Depôt, Casemate Barracks, Brompton, consisting of one sergeant-major, 2 sergeants, 2 corporals, and 5 privates of the 3rd light dragoons; and 16 privates belonging to the 16th Lancers; with one colour-sergeant of the 3rd Buffs, that was left behind by the regiment when it sailed for England; 3 privates of the 9th foot, 1 colour-sergeant, 3 sergeants, and 39 privates of the 31st; I colour-sergeant and 1 private of the 39th; 2 privates of the 50th; and 9 women and 32 children belonging to the above. The detachments were in charge of Lieut. Gray, of the 39th, and came from India in the ship Prince of Wales, 1,350 tons burden, Captain Hopkins. The troops embarked at Calcutta on the 17th of February last, and sailed immediately: on arrival at the Cape the ship put in and remained seven days, taking in water and fresh provisions; and arrived off Gravesend, after an excellent passage of 122 days.

STEAM COMMUNICATION WITH CHINA.-On Monday the 23rd ult, the first monthly mail direct to China was despatched via the overland route. It will be conveyed to Ceylon by the Oriental Steam Company's vessels carrying the Calcutta mails; and at Ceylon will be transferred to one of the same company's vessels, forming the branch line between Ceylon and Hong-Kong, touching at Penang and Singapore. By this arrangement HongKong is brought within 48 days' post of London.-English Gentleman.

CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION TO THE EAST-INDIA COLLEGE.Wednesday the 9th, and Wednesday the 16th of July inst. are the days appointed for receiving the petitions from the candidates for admission into the East-India College next term, which will commence on Wednesday, the 10th of September.

It will very much facilitate their passing if the candidates are instructed to attend at the College Department, East-India House, a day or two before they are presented to the committee. The examination before the Board of Examiners will be held at the East-India House, on Thursday, the 24th inst.

NANKING DONATION BATTA.-Authority has been given for the payment of batta due to the officers and crew of the Company's war steamers the Madagascar, Tenasserim, Hooghly,

Phlegethon, Pluto, and Proserpine, amounting in the aggregate to 9,0781. 15s. 3d.

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CONVEYANCE OF TROOPS AND STORES TO INDIA.-The following ships have been engaged for the conveyance of troops and stores for Calcutta and Bombay, viz., Southampton, Westmoreland, Sir Robert Peel, Owen Glendower, Bolton, Claudine, Malabar, and Mary Anne.

MYSORE COFFEE.-A parcel of coffee, imported from Madras, the produce of the Mysore district, has within these few days been admitted at the low duty of 4d. per lb. The Lords of the Treasury, by an order dated the 13th of June, 1844, on an ap. plication from the East-India and China Association, respecting the admission of sugar and other articles from Mysore, directed that Mysore produce, being legally admissible as such, should be admitted as the produce of Madras; and since that period goods imported direct from Madras, and certified by a number of respectable brokers, judges of the article, as being the produce of the Mysore district, have been delivered as the produce of the former place. In the present instance, the coffee having been certified to as to its origin and produce in the manner alluded to, it has been decided that it is entitled to be admitted at the reduced rate of duty, under the authority of the order quoted. The Act 7th Victoria, c. 16, repeals the section of a former Act which required a certificate of production to entitle goods to be admitted as the produce of a British possession, within the limits of the East-India Company's charter, and hence the cause of the opinion of competent judges here being required to entitle Mysore produce to be admitted as such, at the same rate of duty as if the produce of Madras.

ARRIVAL OF TROOPS FROM BOMBAY AND MADRAS.-CHATHAM, July 1. Last night, about ten o'clock, the following detachments of regiments serving in India arrived at the invalid depôt, Casemate barracks, Brompton :-One sergeant and 21 privates, of the 14th light dragoons, with 7 women and 10 children; 5 sergeants and 37 privates, of the 2nd Queen's; of the 13th light infantry, Prince Albert's own, 2 privates; of the 17th, 2 sergeants, 4 corporals, and 35 privates, with 2 women and 2 children; of the 22nd, 1 sergeant, 1 corporal, 3 drummers, and 45 privates, with 11 women and 16 children; of the 28th, 4 sergeants, 2 corporals, and 46 privates, with 7 women and 11 children; of the 78th highlanders, I sergeant and 10 privates, with 3 women and 3 children;-making a total of 19 sergeants, 11 corporals, 4 drummers, and 218 rank and file, 34 women, and 46 children. The troops were in command of Major J. G. S. Gilland, of the 2nd Queen's, with Capt. Wakefield, of the 28th, Lieut. Wade, Lieut. Williams, and Lieut. Mitchell, three officers of the 13th light infantry. These troops embarked at Bombay, on board the ship Herefordshire, of 1,400 tons burden, Capt. Richardson, for England on the 24th of February last, and arrived off Gravesend on Monday, the 30th June, after a passage of four months and four days, during which time the troops lost by death 28 men, viz.-1 man 17th, 3 men 14th light dragoons, 7 men 2nd Queen's, 6 men 22nd, 4 men 28th, 4 men 86th, and 3 men 78th highlanders, and 2 children. Major Kennett, of the Hon. Company's service, a passenger, and Mr. Porter, steward of the Herefordshire, died on the voyage. One man of the 3rd buffs, named Edwards, a prisoner under sentence of a court-martial, came with the troops. The men of the 28th are those who were providentially saved from that malignant fever which nearly carried off the whole of the regiment in Scinde. The troops will undergo medical inspection previous to their discharge on the respective pensions. A detachment, consisting of 31 men, with 3 women and 7 children, belonging to the 94th regiment, under the command of Captain Doar, arrived yesterday afternoon at the invalid depôt from Gravesend, where they disembarked from the ship True Briton. This detachment embarked at Madras on the 3rd of March last. The only death on board was that of one man belonging to the Company's service.

THE MAILS. SOUTHAMPTON, JUNE 26, 6 P. M.-The Oriental Company's steam ship Great Liverpool, Capt. Maclead, has just arrived from Alexandria, without touching at Motherbank. She brings the East India and China mails, which will be landed in time to be forwarded to London by the two o'clock train, A.M. to-morrow.

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PROMOTION OF EDUCATION IN INDIA.-It has recently been determined to place the college at Benares, and the English seminary at that city, under a principal duly qualified by an acquaintance with the Sanscrit language, united with a competent knowledge of English literature and of mathematical science. No one thus qualified being to be met with in India, the Court of Directors have appointed Mr. James Ballantyne to this office, and he will proceed to India by the mail packet from Southampton on the 20th instant.

PORTRAIT OF THE REV. C. W. LE BAS.-On the retirement

of this gentleman from the office of Principal of the East-India College, a wish for his portrait was expressed by a considerable number of his friends. At the solicitation of Mr. Hooper, of the College Department, East-India House, the reverend gentleman consented to sit to Mr. Andrew Martin, and the picture, when completed, was placed in the hands of an engraver, with a view to the gratification of those at whose instance it was painted. That object being attained, Mr. Hooper felt desirous of presenting the picture to the college with which Mr. Le Bas was so long connected, and the Court of Directors having given their sanction the desire has been carried into effect.

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SHIPPING.
ARRIVALS.

JUNE 20.-Coromandel, Cunningham, China; Tasmania, Black, Launceston; Jim Crow, Geere, Algoa Bay; Vulcan, Patrick, Penang; Stratford, Tuit, Mauritius; Benjamin Boyd, Tomkins, New South Wales; Annie, Potter, Manilla; Isabella, Heron, Dickson, Mauritius; Asia, Davidson, Bengal; John Wickliffe, Daley, China; Otterspool, Wickman, Dorothea, Smith, and Achilles, Goble, Bengal. -21. Posthumous, Milner, Madras; Chebar, Harrison, Ceylon; Favorite, Seadden, Calicut; Iris, Peterkin, Mauritius; Emily, Greaves, New South Wales.-23. Eudora, M'Meekam, Mauritius; Enmore, Ellis, and Martin Luther, Hutton, Bengal; Eleanor Russell, Jeffries, Manilla; George Washington, Probst, Singapore; Ida, Silk, Sourabaya; Westmoreland, Brigstock, Bombay; Spencer, Bell, Mauritius.-24. Eweretta, Darley, New South Wales; Eucles, Walker, Singapore; Mary Sophia, Younghusband, Bengal; Amicus, Orange, Mauritius. 25. Thomas Hughes, Butler, Port Philip; Ellen, Brewer, Bengal.-26. Anna, Jones, Mauritius; George Ryan, Wellman, Singapore. 27. Auriga, Wrankmore, Hobart Town; Marmion, Jellard, China.-28. Herefordshire, Richardson, Bombay; Mary Hay, Volum, Launceston.-30. Earl of Hardwicke, Drew, Bengal; True Briton, Consitt, Madras; Elizabeth, Morice, New South Wales; Hind, Preston, New South Wales; Adelaide, Connel, Van Dieman's Land; John Christian, Thomas, China.-July 1. Duke of Argyll, Bristow, Madras; Royal George, Greives, Port Philip; Sarah Birkett, Proddon, New South Wales; Hugh Walker, Cameron, and Mary Stoddart, Sparkes, Bengal; Susan Crisp, Cocks, Cape.-2. William Gillies, Clarke, Bombay; Young Queen, Volum, Penang; Duchess of Kent, Sedgwick, Calcutta; Britannia, Hardie, Calcutta.-3. Juliet, Thompson, Bengal; Liverpool Rifleman, Davies, and Diana, South Seas, Downs.

DEPARTURES.

From the DoWNS, JUNE 19.-Salacia, Brodrick, Mauritius ; Daphne, McMillan, Algoa Bay; Princess Royal, Doutty, and Forfarshire, Symons, Cork and Bombay.-20. Leander, Millman, Syd ney; Walmer Castle, Campbell, and Stag, Crawford, Cork and Calcutta; Olga, Schilderup (from Hamburgh), Cape and Batavia; Albinia, Smith (from Goole), Cape.-21. Kent, King, South Seas ; Alfred, Henning, Cork and Calcutta.-22. Augustus, Hart, Port Adelaide; Stebon Heath, Cromarty, Cork and Bombay; John Hullett, Christopher, Mauritius.-26. Bengal Merchant, Thornhill, Cape and Calcutta; John Edward, Kell, Mauritius; Symmetry, Elder, Port Adelaide.-29. Kite, Ritchie, Madras; Token, Cheyne, Bombay.-July 2. Rosebud, Wiun, Algoa Bay; Calcutta, Ross, Hobart Town; Andromache, Skelton, Cork and Bombay.

From LIVERPOOL, JUNE 18.-Anne Armstrong, Graham, Bombay.-19. Othello, Thompson, and Tapley, M'Kie, Calcutta.-20. Lancaster, Hullin, Hong-Kong.-21. Frances, Sharp, Ceylon.-26. Viscount Sandon, Lancaster, Calcutta.-27. Royal Archer, Scott, Hobart Town; Adam, Lodge, Joy and Charlotte, Carter, Calcutta.

-30. Heary, Storey, Canton; John Cooper, Greig, Hong-Kong ; Argyle, Brocklebank, and Duncan, Henricksen, Calcutta.

From the CLYDE, JUNE 15.-Pampero, Moon, Batavia and Singapore.-18. Chaucer, Elder, Ceylon.-19. John Cree, Goodsir, Calcutta.-21. Eliza Leishman, Dickson, Mauritius.-23. Trafalgar, Potter, Calcutta.-25. Parsee, Chivas, Singapore.-28. Benares, Gilkeson, Bombay.

From PORTSMOUTH, JUNE 22.-Ellenborough, Close, Madras and Bengal. JULY 2. Bucephalus, Bell, Cape and Calcutta. From SHIELDS.-JUNE 21. Edward Bilton, Marjorum, Madras, From NEWPORT.-JUNE 21. Sju Broder, Carlsted, Singapore. From INVERKEITHING. JUNE 17. Achilles, Thompson, Calcutta.

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Judith Allan, Murray, London to Calcutta, June 11, lat. 47 deg. N., long. 14 deg. W.

Poictiers, Denny, London to Calcutta, May 6, lat. 6 deg. N., long. 21 deg. W.

Mandarin, Cleland, Clyde to Calcutta, May 3, lat. 2 deg. N., long. 20 deg. W.

Richard Cobden, Scales, Liverpool to China, February 18, lat. 14 deg. S., long. 111 deg. E.

Justina, Leshaw, London to Madras, June 14, lat. 47-32 deg. N., long. 9-15 deg. W.

Earl of Harewood, Atkin, Liverpool to Ceylon, May 11, lat. 6 deg. S., long. 26 deg. W.

Graham, Monro, London to Sydney, May 14, lat. 1 deg. N., long. 22 deg. W.

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INCIDENTS.

The Duke of Argyle, Bristow, from Madras, reports that in lat. 47. 29 north, long. 14. 5 west, at 11 P.M. June 26, discovered a light on the larboard bow at 11. 30 P.M., made it out to be a ship on fire, up foresail and stood towards it; midnight hove to with head to the southward, about 1 mile to windward of the wreck, shewing lanterns fore and aft, and burning blue lights every quarter of an hour; a little after midnight the brig Herald, of Liverpool, hove in sight and hove too on the opposite tack 2. 30 m. 3rd reefs wore ship, 3 A.M. passed under the lee of the ship on fire, at about two cables length distance, but saw nothing but the figure-head standing, apparently a bust; she was then lying head to wind, and burnt to the waters edge. 4 A.M. Wore with ship's head to southward; at 5 daylight, deeming it useless to stay by the wreck any longer, bore away under easy sale, in hopes of falling in with the boats if any had left her. 5. 15 A.M. She entirely disappeared, and at 8 A.M. dropped the fore sail.

DOMESTIC.
BIRTHS.

June 18. The lady of Bazett D. Colvin, Esq. son.

19. The lady of R. M. Nott, Esq. daughter, at Raydon, Essex. The lady of Capt. Chowne, Bengal Army, son, at Scroope. terrace, Cambridge.

28. The lady of John B. Lousada, Esq. of Oakfield-lodge, Sussex, daughter, at Boulogne-sur-Mer.

The lady of Mr. Serjeant Bellasis, daughter, in Bedford-square.

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