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FOR STOPPING DECAYED TEETH.
CARSON'S PATENT WILKINSON'S NEW REGULATION MEAT PRESERVER will corn 25 lbs. of
Patronized by her Majesty, mess the Duchess of Kent. Meat in five or salt it in ten minutes, in any climate, WILKINSON and SON, Gun and
Albert, & her Royal Highness
I even under the Line. Contained a 8 inches
R. THOMAS'S SUCCEDA-by 5. Prices, in England, 30s. and 50s.; in India,
"This instrument is a species of small forcepump."-Artisan.
officers to witness the machine-proof they have esta Sword Manufacturers, respectfully invite blished for their swords, which, having received the approbation of his Grace the Duke of Wellington, are now the regulation pattern for the army, according to orders recently issued by the Adjutant
NEUM, for stopping Decayed Teeth, how-40s. and 60s. ever large the cavity. It is placed in the tooth in a soft state, without any pressure or pain, and will remain firm in the tooth for many years, rendering extraction unnecessary, arresting the further progress of decay. All persons can use Mr. Thomas's Succedaneum themselves with ease, as full directions are enclosed. It can be sent by post. Sold by Savory, 220, Regent Street; Sanger, 150, Oxford Street; Butler, 4, Cheapside; Prout, 229, Strand; Johnston, 68, Cornhill; and all medicine vendors in the kingdom.
"I find that meat can be salted (with a strong brine) in twenty minutes, as if the same had been in salt for a week or ten days."-Letter from H.M.'s Butcher, Mr. Giblett.
Mr. Thomas continues to supply the loss of teeth on his new system of self-adhesion, without springs or wires. This method does not require the traction of any teeth or roots, or any painful operation whatever. At home from 11 till 4. Mr. Thomas, Surgeon-Dentist, 64, Berners Street, Oxford Street.
a nobleman in the county.
(Signed) "JAMES HOSKEN." Sold wholesale by the proprietors, Messrs. LEA and PERRIN, Worcester; Messrs. BARCLAY and SONS, Farringdon-street; and the principal Oil and Italian Warehousemen in London; and retail by the
usual vendors of sauces.T
Ta delicious Cordial, and SweetonANGE,
"For pork and tongues it is even better than ex-beef."-Mr. Bolton, Liverpool Road.
from the largest and most complete assortment of "Hundreds of pounds of meat will be saved to the above-named articles, comprising every weight, every owner who puts one of these instruments on length, bend, and bore, by every maker of eminence, board his ship."-Mr. Haswell, Plymouth. both new and second-hand, at JOHN BLISSETT'S "It is beneficial to the trade; and, with Hockin's Gun Manufactory, 321, High Holborn. Also, seve is and single Rifles.
EA & PERRIN'S
LSHIRE SAUCE, prepared from the recipe of Essences of Smoke, &c., a ready to the pala teoriandral very capital double seat variety. The six-barrel
epicure." Mr. Hall.
self-acting revolving Pistols, now made complete and perfect. Gentlemen going to India, or other parts abroad, will find the above well worthy their notice. N.B.-Observe the name and number, 321, High ASE in WALKING and COM-Holborn, directly opposite Gray's-Inn Gate.
EASE in WALKING and COM.
SA ADDLERY, HARNESS, HORSE
Shoes. These articles have borne the test and re
Wellington Street, Strand, London, Patentees of the
Portable Dresses.-Ladies' Cardinal
Patronized by the Royal Family and Nobility, and
W. and Son manufacture swords of every descrip tion for presentation, dress, or fancy, with swordAny quantity of meat may be instantaneously belts, sword-knots, sashes, epaulettes, and all milisalted, and rendered fit for exportation. Every part tary accoutrements, strictly correct to regimental of the joint becomes suddenly impregnated."-pattern, and of superior make and quality. United Service Gazette.
27, PALL MALL.
UNS and PISTOLS.-Gentlemen
OR DUSTY ROADS-NICOLL'S REGISTERED PALETOT, 6 & 7 Vict. cap. 65, unlined, 30s., twenty paces north of Quadrant, 114, Regent Street, an over coat, by many of our patrons called "The Dust-ah," is, without encumbering free movement, well adapted for temporary defence against weather, heat, and dusty roads. Prepared and can only be made by H. J. and D. Nicoll. Is naturally repellant of water, yet porous. The test is to breathe through the material to the surface of a mirror. From its elastic softness, it will readily fold into the small compass of the ordinary pocket. Price 30s.; is durable withal. Twenty paces north of Quadrant, London,
"On board ship, and in the colonies, it is invaluable."-Liverpool Journal.
Depôts.-London, C. HOCKIN & Co., 38, Duke
convenience in the pocket. Hall and Co. invite
THE NEW TOOTH
BRUSH, made on the most scientific principle, thoroughly cleaning between the teeth when used up and down, and polishing the surface when used crossways. This brush so entirely enters between the closest teeth, that the inventors have decided upon naming it the Toothpick Brush, therefore ask for it under that name, marked and numbered as under, viz. full-sized brushes, marked T.P.W., No. 1, hard; No. 2, less hard; No. 3, middling; No. 4, soft; the narrow brushes, marked T.P.N., No. 5, hard; No. 6, less hard; No. 7, middling; No. 8, soft. These inimitable brushes are only to be had at ROSS & SONS', and they warrant the hair never to come out, at 1s. each, or 10s. per doz. in bone; or 28. each, or 20s. per doz. in ivory.-The ATRAPILATORY, or LIQUID HAIR DYE; the only dye that really answers for all colours, and does not require re-doing but as the hair grows, as it never fades or acquires that unnatural red or purple tint common to all other dyes. ROSS & SONS can, with the greatest confidence, recommend the above dye as infallible, if done at their establishment; and ladies or gentlemen requiring it, are requested to bring a friend or servant with them, to see how it is used, which will enable them to do it afterwards, without the chance of failure. Several private apartments, devoted entirely to the above purpose, and some of their establishment having used it, the effect produced can be at once seen. They think it necessary to add, that by attending strictly to the instructions given with each bottle of dye, numerous persons have succeeded equally well without coming to them.
HE SILENT FRIEND: a Medical DEBILITY, CONSTITUTIONAL WEAKNESS, excessive indulgence, &c. With Observations on Marriage, &c. With 10 coloured engravings. By REGISTERED R. and L. PERRY and Co., Surgeons, London. PALETOT, 6 & 7 Vict. cap. 65, made of Llama Published by the Authors, and, sold at their resi cloth, in light, dark, and mixed colours, Two Guidence; also by STRANGE, 21, Paternoster-row; neas, patronized by his Royal Highness Prince HANNAY and Co., 63, Oxford-street; NOBLE, Albert, is, from the neatness of its form, adapted 109, Chancery-lane; GORDON, 146, Leadenhall for the two purposes, as an over coat, light in street; PURKISS, Compton-street, Soho, London. weight, a desirable advantage in our ever-variable OPINION OF THE PRESS. climate; also as a surtout, or summer frock coat, "The perspicuous style in which this book is without other, a perfect luxury, where heat is written, and the valuable hints it conveys to those found oppressive. Unassumed plainness, the chawho are apprehensive of entering the marriage state, racteristic of a gentleman's attire, is fully sustained cannot fail to recommend it to a careful perusal.”, in the Paletot, being in its fashion neither trop pro--Address, ROSS & SONS, 119 and 120, Bishops- Era. noncé nor trop négligé. "It speaks well for the gate-street, London, the celebrated Perruquiers, The CORDIAL BALM of SYRIACUM is a genworking of the new Act, which thus secures the Perfumers, Hair-cutters, and Hair-dyers. N.B.-tle stimulant and renovator in all cases of Debility, profits of a good judgment and well-directed inge- Parties attended at their own residences, whatever whether constitutional or acquired, Nervous Mentanuity to those to whom alone it is due."-See the the distance. lity, Irritation, and Consumption,-by the use of Times of 4th April. "In the Registered Paletot there which the impaired system becomes gradually and LET-effectually restored to pristine health and vigour. is a gentlemanly neatness and an absence of all unsightly vulgarity. It has met with the highest approbation in the Court circle."-See Morning may be had as usual, at their establishment. Post of 19th April. Paletots, suitable to the habits and professions of all, are ready for inspection at the extensive warerooms, 114, Regent Street, twenty paces north of Quadrant.
The CONCENTRATED DETERSIVE ES. SENCE; an anti-syphilitic remedy for searching out and purifying the diseased humours of the blood, removing all Cutaneous Eruptions, Scurvy, Scrofula, Pimples on the head and face, Secondary Symptoms, &c. Price 11s. and 33s. per bottle.
PERRY'S PURIFYING SPECIFIC PILLS. (price 2s. 9d., 4s. 6d., and 11s. per box) have long been used with perfect success in all cases of Gonorrhea, Stricture, Inflammation, Irritation, &c. These pills are free from mercury, copaiva, and other deleterious drugs, and may be taken without interference with, or loss of time from, business, and can be relied upon in every instance. Sold by all medicine venders.
twelve months allowed previous to payment. Household Brushes, Brooms, and Turnery. Finest Toilet, Nursery, and Bath Sponges, warranted unbleached, at half the perfumers' prices. Patentee of the cele brated Flexible Horse Brushes, also the celebrated Mane and Tail Brush, to supersede the use of Mane Combs. Tooth Brushes, drawn with corded silk and India-rubber, to prevent the hairs coming loose. All orders from the country sent, carriage free, any distance, at the wholesale prices. Lists of prices forwarded by a post-paid application.-A. DAVIS, 33, Strand, and 20, Regent Street, Waterloo Place.
IRCULAR NOTES and WESTMINSTER BANK has commenced the issue of CIRCULAR NOTES for the use of travellers and residents on the Continent. These Notes are payable at every important place in Europe, and thus enable a traveller to vary his route without inconvenience. No expense is incurred, except the price of the stamp; and, when cashed, no charge is made for commission.
For the convenience of the public, these Notes may be obtained, either at the head office of the London and Westminster Bank, in Lothbury, or at the branches of the Bank, viz.-
1, St. James's Square.
4, Stratford-place, Oxford-street.
3, Wellington-street, Borough.
CEYLON LAND AGENCY. ARTIES interested in the Purchase or Sale of Land at Ceylon, may have their views forwarded by application to
Mr. CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT, Colombo;
Messrs. PERRY and Co. may be consulted at their residence, 19, Berners-street, Oxford-street, daily, from 11 till 2 and 5 till 8. On Sundays, from 10 till 12.
1st January, 1845. MILES & BELLIN (LATE DODWELL & MILES), East-India, Army, and General Agents,
69, CORNHILL, LONDON.
This Office was established by DODWELL & MILES (late of the Military and Civil Department of the Honourable Company's Home Service), in June 1836, and has continued to this date under the firm of DODWELL & MILES. Mr. J. S. MILES has now the pleasure to acquaint the Civil and Military Services of India, that Mr. ROBERT BELLIN (who has been for seven years connected with Agency business, the latter two of which he had the care of the Madras Military Fund, in the house of Messrs. Arbuthnot & Latham, the London Agents) is admitted a partner this day.
Mr. EDWARD DODWELL'S ill health occasioned his retirement in May, 1842, since which period the firm has continued to be conducted under the names of DODWELL & Miles.
Messrs. MILES & BELLIN now respectfully submit to the Officers of the East-India Company's Service the routine of business transacted by their House of Agency. EAST-INDIA HOUSE.-A knowledge of the Public business of the various Departments. CIVIL SERVICE.-Regulations of the Annuity Funds, Furlough and Absentee Allowance. MILITARY SERVICE. Succession to the OFF RECKONINGS, and correct account of the yearly BALANCES from the formation of the Fund. Casualties regularly marked, and promotions thereon shewn, with every care to date, particularly observing the LINE STEPS, which from inac. curacy have, in some cases, afforded just grounds of appeal to the authorities. PAY PENSIONS and WIDOWS' ANNUITIES received by power of attorney, and transmitted to any part of Europe. BENGAL, MADRAS, and BOMBAY FUNDS, whereon WIDOWS and ORPHANS are claimants, the regulations of which will be fully explained, and every attention paid to the parties. PASSAGE viâ THE CAPE.-The most ELIGIBLE SHIPS selected free of charge, guaranteed by a practical knowledge of their standing at "Lloyd's," with the character of their Commanders, this being highly important to FAMILIES.
OUTFITS.-This branch of Agency is under especial supervision; DETAILED LISTS are submitted to Parents and Guardians, shewing at one view every requisite and total of EXPENSE. A liberal outfit for the INFANTRY service should not exceed 100, which sum affords a full equipment, combining articles of the best description.
MESS SUPPLIES.-Such orders have been executed by the late firm of DODWELL & MILES to a considerable extent, and acknowledged with much satisfaction; future commissions on this account will receive the accustomed care and strict attention.
16, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET, REGENT STREET.
OVERLAND ROUTE.-PASSAGES engaged and Goops forwarded, the latter at REDUCED RATES, viz.
Letters of Credit granted, Estimates of Outfit prepared, and every information connected with the
ALLADIUM LIFE ASSU
Packages forwarded at very reduced Rates, by this Route, to the above places and to China.
7, WATERLOO PLACE, LONDON.
Sir John Barrow, Bart., F.R.E.
Right Hon. Sir Edward Hyde East, Bart., F.R.S.
Joseph Esdaile, Esq.
Right Hon. Sir T. F. Freemantle, Bart., M.P.
Pat. Maxwell Stewart, Esq., M.P.
Capt. C. J. Bosanquet, R.N.
James Buller East, Esq., M.P.
Bankers. The London and Westminster Bank.
The TWENTIETH ANNUAL GENERAL
ADDITIONS TO POLICIES.
The following Table shews the additions made to
A Bonus of Four-fifths, or Eighty per Cent. of the
GOVERNMENT FUNDS and other PUBLIC SECURITIES. — INVESTMENTS made at the most favourable market price of the day. REMITTANCES on this account from India will be placed in the hands of one of the most influential members of the London Stock Exchange; return Overland Mail will convey receipt for the same, with printed published List at the time of purchase, of the value of every Public Security. DIVIDENDS received under power of attorney, ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION.-The payment of £1 in England, or Rupees 12 in India, entitles the Sub-estimated profits is added to Policies entitled, every scriber to have his LETTERS Consigned to the Firm, which are duly registered and forwarded, seventh year; or an equivalent reduction made in thereby affording a reference in case any letter should fail to reach its destination. Postage Account rendered half-yearly; also the latest information of PROMOTIONS, RESIGNATIONS, or declared to the 31st December, 1845. Persons AsThe Third Septennial Division of profits will be DEATHS, or any further intelligence required. suring previous to that date will have their propor HON. COMPANY'S BILLS, or LETTERS OF CREDIT-Obtained at the INDIA HOUSE, or granted tion of profit appropriated. upon their AGENTS in INDIA at the most favourable rate of exchange. SERVICE GENERALLY.-Correspondence conducted with the COURT OF DIRECTORS of the E. I. COMPANY upon any subject in which the interest of the party may be engaged. A knowledge of the FORMS of APPLICATION, and the several DEPARTMENTS of the INDIA HOUSE which report officially to the Court, affords to the SERVICE information strictly to be relied on.
Parties travelling in Europe, by sea or land, in time of peace, are not charged any extra premium. Applications for Agencies, in places where none are established, to be addressed to the Secretary.
NICHOLAS GRUT, Secretary and Actuary.
Total Sum now payable in case of death.
NDIAN ARMY.-CADETS and ASSISTANT SURGEONS may inspect the strictly REGULATION PATTERNS prescribed for the Dress of the Army in each of the PRESI DENCIES, wherein a material difference exists; and parties will, on application, he furnished with an Estimate for the whole supply of necessaries, in
H. 22 member of the firm WOOLER & Co., cluding the Papaly to JOHN NICHOLLS, PE
India Army Business, No. 42, late 57, Jermyn Street,
Bombay, having commenced business in London, respectfully begs to solicit in this country a continuance of the patronage so long and so liberally afforded him in India. J. H. W. proposes supplying WINES, &c., and trusts his experience of the general tastes prevailing in India may be found useful in the removal of an inconvenience often complained of by parties recently returned to this country, viz. a difficulty in obtaining Wines, &c. to their liking.
NDIA and COLONIAL OUTFITS,
J. H. W. also requests to state, that having formed arrangements with a most respectable house at Bor-
with particular attention as to quality, fashion, and
J. H. W. will also undertake the execution of Commissions to or from India.
STEAM TO BOMBAY,
PASSAGES ARE SECURED THROUGHOUT
INCLUDING THE COST IN EGYPT.
£1,192 18 4 £586 675,386 6 7
1,525 8 4
768 5 1
Now ready, in 1 vol. 8vo. with Portrait of General
YEARS' SERVICE IN
WITH H.M.'s 40TH REGT.
By J. MARTIN BLADEN NEILL,
GRINDLAY AND CO.,
16, CORNHILL, AND 8, ST. MARTIN'S PLACE, CHARING CROSS, *EAST-INDIA ARMY AGENTS,
AGENTS FOR PASSENGERS TO INDIA.
CADETS and ASSISTANT-SURGEONS.-Messrs. GRINDLAY & Co. have prepared the most complete and detailed scales of equipment for Cadets and Assistant-Surgeons, combining efficiency with the utmost economy, and shewing at one view the total expense of an equipment for India, including the passage, and every other expense.
CALCUTTA, MADRAS, BOMBAY, and CHINA.-Plans and particulars of all desirable Ships proceeding to the above places may be seen, and Passages negotiated free of expense, on application at either office. Baggage collected, shipped, and insured.
Messrs. GRINDLAY and Co. continue to receive and forward packages by the Overland Mails. Passengers to India, through the Continent, supplied with circular letters of credit, and all necessary information.
ARCELS OVERLAND to all parts of INDIA, CHINA, &c.-J. Hartley & Co. and J. Barber & Co., in connection with the Peninsular and Oriental Company, receive and forward parcels, as above, twice a month.-For CALCUTTA, MADRAS, CEYLON, and CHINA, parcels received till the 18th of each month, and for BOMBAY till the last day BUT ONE of each month.-Contents and value should be described on outside cover of each parcel.-Insurances effected.-Offices, 137, Leadenhall Street; 33, Regent Circus; and 17, St. Mary Axe.
TEAM to CEYLON, MADRAS, CALCUTTA, and
BOMBAY, viâ EGYPT.-The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company book PASSENGERS for Ceylon, Madras, and Calcutta direct, by Steamers leaving Southampton on the 20th, and for Alexandria, en route to Bombay, on the 3rd of every month. For rates of passage-money, plans of the Steamers, and to secure passages, apply at the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Offices, 51, St. Mary Axe, London; and 57, High Street, Southampton.
TEAM to CHINA.-REGULAR MONTHLY MAIL
the Overland Route.-The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company beg to announce that they will BOOK PASSENGERS THROUGHOUT from ENGLAND to PENANG, SINGAPORE, and HONG-KONG, by their Steamer leaving Southampton, on Sunday, the 20th July, and on the 20th of every month afterwards. Length of passage from Southampton to Hong-Kong, about 50 days. Apply at the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Offices, 51, St. Mary Axe, London.
OVERLAND TO ADEN, INDIA, CEYLON, SINGAPORE,
WAGHORN and Co. forward Parcels, Packages, and Periodicals to and from India, &c. by the OVERLAND ROUTE, with regularity. Charges may be had at their Offices, 34, Cornhill, and Chaplin's, Regent Circus, London.
Waghorn & Co., having been appointed Agents for the Austrian Lloyd's Steamers between Trieste and Alexandria, are enabled to furnish the fullest information to Passengers by that as well as the Marseilles Route. Their Overland Guide is sent, postage free, for 25.
Shortly will be sold, by public auction, in China, several FIRST-CLASS HOUSES, and LAND not yet built upon, the property of the late Wм. ALMACK, Esq., and well known as situate in the very best part of HongKong, near the market-place. The houses are most substantially built, and remarkably eligible both for trade and residence. For further particulars, apply to Mr. ALMACK, Long Melford, Suffolk; Mr. BARUGH ALMACK, 23, Alexander-square, Brompton, near London; Mr. Y. J. MURROW, or Mr. SILVERLOCK, Canton, China.
London, June, 1845.
HE following superior FIRST-CLASS SHIPS, beTHE longing to Messrs. WIGRAM, of Blackwall, built and fitted purposely for the India Trade, will leave GRAVESEND at the appointed dates. Last Shipping Day in the East-India Docks Three Days previously. Each Ship carries an experienced Surgeon.
For MADRAS and CALCUTTA.
W. N. Howard ::
Samarang :: ::
Minerva (new Ship) ..
800 1100 500
For Freight or Passage, apply to the respective Commanders, at the Jers salem Coffee-House; or to WIMBLE & ALLPORT, with Messrs. WIGRAM, 98, Gracechurch Street, corner of Leadenhall Street.
John Domett. Robert Laing
THE following supe Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and built by them for SHIPS, to Messrs.
the INDIA TRADE, will leave Gravesend punctually at the undermentioned dates, and embark Passengers at Portsmouth a week after.
Last Shipping Day in the East-India Docks Three Days previously.
Sailed. .. Sailed.
July 19. Sept. 1.
Liverpool, G. Arnold & Co., 20, South John Street. Edinburgh, W. Blackwood & Sons; Charles Smith. Dublin, Hodges & Smith.
Sailed. Sailed. Sailed.
For Freight or Passage, apply to Capt. JAMES BARBER, 17, St. Mary Axe; or to Capt. WILLIAM FULCHER, at T. & W. SMITH'S, 78, Cornhill.
July 20. Aug. 20. Aug. 10.
East-India House, 25th June, 1845.
IE COURT of DIRECTORS of the EAST-INDIA
That a general Court of the said Company will be held at their House, at Leadenhall Street, on Wednesday, the 9th July next, from 9 o'clock in the morning until 6 in the evening, for the Election of a Director of the said Company, in the room of Major-General Sir Jeremiah Bryant, C.B., deceased.
The form of a Letter of Attorney, and of a Declaration for enabling Proprie tors of East-India Stock to vote by proxy on this occasion, may be obtained upon application at the Treasury in this House.
JAMES C. MELVILL, Secretary.
East-India House, 25th June, 1845.
COURT of DIRECTORS of the EAST-INDIA
That the Finance and Home Committee will be ready, on or before Wednesday, the 9th July, to receive proposals in writing, sealed up, from such persons as may be willing to supply the Company with
and that the conditions of the said contract may be had on application at the Secretary's Office, where the proposals are to be left any time before 11 o'clock in the forenoon of the said 9th day of July, after which hour no Tender will be received.
JAMES C. MELVILL, Secretary.
Communications for the Editor should be sent under cover to Messrs. Wm. H. Allen and Co., 7, Leadenhall-street.
LONDON:-Printed by CHARLES WYMAN, of 49, Cumming Street, Pentonville, in the County of Middlesex, Printer, at the Printing-Office of J. & H. Cox, Brothers, 74 & 75, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields, in the Parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, in the same County; and published by LANCELOT WIID, at No. 13, Catherine Street, Strand, in the Parish of
St. Mary-le-Strand, in the said County.-Friday, July 4, 1845.
BRITISH & FOREIGN INDIA, CHINA, & ALL PARTS OF THE EAST.
Miscellaneous Intelligence.... 403 Government General Orders.. 404 Civil, Military, and Medical
Her Majesty's Forces in the East 405 Probates and Administrations to Estates Births, Marriages, and Deaths 405 Shipping and Commercial Intelligence
PUBLISHED ON THE ARRIVAL OF EACH OVERLAND MAIL.
REGISTER OF INTELLIGENCE
LONDON, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1845.
Civil, Military, and Medical
ARRIVAL OF MAILS.
The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer Bentinck, Captain Kellock, left Calcutta on the 3rd, Saugor 5th, Madras 11th, Point de Galle 14th, and Aden 30th of June, and arrived at Suez July 6th.
The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer Oriental arrived at Malta July 14, having left Alexandria July 10 with the mails brought to Suez by the Bentinck steamer.
The Oriental steamer would leave Malta July 15 for Southampton, where she may be expected about the 27th inst.
The Hindostan steamer arrived at Madras June 2, and left the same day for Calcutta,
Parliamentary Proceedings.... 419
Alleged Sale of Indian Patron-
DEPARTURE OF MAILS.
A mail for Ceylon, Madras, Calcutta, and Bombay will be dispatched, rid Marseilles, to-morrow evening (the 24th). By this mail letters will be forwarded direct to the Straits and China.
Court of Common Council Miscellaneous Intelligence.... 423 Shipping Intelligence Births, Marriages, and Deaths 425 Arrivals reported in England, &c. 425 LITERARY NOTICES 426
The next mail for Bombay via Southampton departs on the 3rd of August. Letters will be in time if posted in London on the previous evening, or if marked via Marseilles, on the 7th.
DATES OF ADVICES.
June 3. April 27.
SUMMARY & REVIEW OF EASTERN NEWS. WHAT from the Punjab? This is the natural enquiry of every one upon the arrival of the Indian Mail. To this enquiry, strangely enough, we have on this occasion to reply-nothing. All is at a stand still. JOWHAIR SINGH is once more in power, and GOLAB SINGH is watching an opportunity to get away. One of the local papers pronounces that he will be a lucky fellow if he succeed, and we incline very decidedly in favour of this opinion. PESHOORA
SINGH has been amusing himself by taking possession of a few villages, and the Punjab seems much like a common on which adventurers wander at pleasure, and cut turf wherever it may please them.
In another country, to save us from perishing of ennui, we are indulged with a revolution: the favoured country is Nepaul, where the son of the reigning monarch lately dethroned his father. The father seems now, in turn, to have dethroned the son, and resumed the exercise of sovereign power; and both father and son, it is said, joined in murdering the minister by whose intrigues the first revolution was effected.
The above, we think, constitutes almost the sum of the intelligence which may be called Foreign. Of Domestic news, that which excites most interest is of a disastrous character. Our readers are aware that a destructive fire broke out in Calcutta immediately before the departure of the mail immediately preceding that which has just arrived. It seems that an insurance office was opened most opportunely just at the time, and we should imagine that the extent of the conflagration will have the effect of bringing business to the new establishment. The following passage, extracted from the Calcutta Star, of the 12th May, gives a more detailed account of the calamity than was previously afforded:
We may call the attention of the public to an advertisement announcing that Messrs. Bagshaw and Co. have been appointed agents for the London Phoenix Fire Assurance Company. This comes singularly apropos to the destructive conflagration that took place in the Strand on Friday night. We saw some native gentlemen looking at the ruins on Saturday, and they seemed thunderstruck at their extent; they had evidently been unprepared for the possibility of such complete destruction overtaking a massive pile of European residences; and we believe that nothing of the kind has ever been seen in Calcutta. We fancy, indeed, the great majority of people would have deemed it next to impossible, looking to the character of our English houses, as we may call them, that a fire should have proceeded to so a calamitous an extent, that roofs and walls should have bodily disappeared, and that the ruins should be as though they had been of the slightly run-up yellings of a crowded city. We have heard that the principal stores destroyed were of saltpetre, cotton, and silk; the value has been stated at various sums, from two to ten lacs of rupees, the premises included; we suppose about five lacs will be somewhere near the mark. a matter of course, there were engines that would not play, and, being immediately on the banks of the river, there was necessarily a bad supply of water; but the fire there can be no question, had been having its own way so long before it was discovered, that it may be doubted whether under any circumstances it could have been controlled. A more thorough wreck was never seen; there was not even an inner wall left to mark where the buildings had stood, but all was one confused mass of smouldering ruin. During Saturday, bheesties were lazily employed in pouring mussacks of water here and there, as fancy dictated, and doing no good, while the outer walls in which the fire was still unextinguished, were left uncared for. The consequence was that towards the evening the flames broke out again in a dozen places, and an upper floor at the corner of Clivestreet, the lower part of the house, abutting on the general ruins, promised to come down ere long. The flames were streaming forth
in at least half a dozen different parts of the building, yet there was not the faintest attempt making to check them.
The attention of the Calcutta community has also been occupied by civil dissensions, not of a very formidable character, inasmuch as one of the principal actors appeared to be an auctioneer. It will be recollected that a native called the RAJAH KRITORAUTH Roy, some time since committed suicide, leaving behind large property, to which it appears the Registrar of the Supreme Court has administered by virtue of letters ad calligendum. This seemed sufficiently direct, but on attempting to take possession of part of the property at Berhampore, the collector resisted, on the part of Government, who have a contingent interest in the estate. The disposal of the Rajah's property seems likely to create as much sensation as did his calamitous end.
The press of India has of late been singularly unfortunate in the loss of its proprietors, managers, and editors. We believe most of the local journals are now under the care of officiating editors (to borrow a phrase from the government service), in consequence of the principals being absent in Europe, or on their way thither, for the restoration of their health. The Englishman has lost its proprietor, Captain R. A. M'NAGHTEN, not temporarily by sickness, but finally by death. We do not believe that literature, perhaps we might add especially political literature, is anywhere a very healthy occupation; but in India it would seem to be peculiarly destructive of health and life, nor indeed could it be fairly expected to be otherwise.
Calcutta, however, is not altogether wrapt in gloom. There has been a gay ball, which, as we are not much versed in the duties of the court newsman, will be better given in the original, as it appears in the Bengal Hurkaru, than in any flat and feeble version of our own:—
The ball at Government House, in honour of her Majesty's birthday, was numerously attended, but the rooms were not so crowded as we have seen them on similar occasions, and some leading members of society were either absent or escaped our observation. The guests began to assemble about half-past nine, but it was a full hour later before there were many present. The Right Honourable the Governor-General made his entrée from the private apartments, about a quarter past ten, when a guard of her Majesty's 40th presented arms to him, and the band of the regiment played the national anthem. Dancing commenced soon afterwards, and was kept up with great spirit until supper was announced, when the guests descended to the elegant banquet prepared for them, The Queen's and Prince Albert's health were, of course, proposed and drunk with usual loyalty, but there were no speeches. After supper, dancing was resumed, and kept up to a late hour. The Polka was danced several times, and the grace and spirit displayed by several of the ladies in its pretty, varied, but somewhat eccentric, attitudes and movements, excited the admiration of all the spectators. Some of the gentlemen, too, appeared to be quite au fait in the evolutions of this new dance.
Most of the leading European members of society were present on this occasion, and a great many distinguished Natives.
At Madras, the most stirring matter seems a projected new pier, the completion of which is destined to wait the sanction of the Home authorities.
From Ceylon it is announced that the Government has determined to disconnect itself altogether from the native idolatries. The Governor, under the instructions of the Colonial Office, has intimated that he will no longer interfere in the appointment of priests, nor suffer the servants of Government, in their official capacity, to have any concern with Buddhist ceremonies or shrines. In this island, as on the continent of India, the newspaper press has suffered by the death of Dr. M'KURDY, of the Ceylon Herald.
From China there is little news of interest, except an account of an attack upon some Englishmen by a Chinese mob, which will be found in its proper place.
ADDRESS OF THE CLERGY TO THE BISHOP OF CALCUTTA.
(From the Englishman, May 7.)
To the Right Reverend Daniel, by Divine Permission Lord Bishop of Calcutta and Metropolitan of India.
1. We, the undersigned, the archdeacon and clergy of Calcutta and its neighbourhood, actuated by our reverence for your Lordship's sacred office, and by our dutiful regard for your person, approach your Lordship on the present occasion to express the sincere regret with which we have received the intelligence of your alarming illness, and of the painful necessity of your withdrawing for a season from this diocese, the scene for many years of your Lordship's devoted and indefatigable labours.
2. It has peculiarly awakened our regrets that your Lordship's health should have failed in the midst of a wide and laborious visitation, at so great a distance from the metropolis as to render necessary a long and trying journey, and to encounter, ere its close, the first severities of the hot season of Bengal.
3. In this trial, with which it has pleased the great Head of the Church to visit your Lordship, we desire to express our sympathy, and to record our prayer that this affliction, though for the present it seem grievous, may bring forth the fruits of righteousness, and issue in a large increase of peace and comfort to your own mind.
4. It is with thankfulness to Almighty God that we have heard of your Lordship's partial recovery, and have witnessed your safe return to Calcutta; we humbly trust that the same Divine goodness will attend you on your voyage, and that a residence in England may restore you to this diocese with renewed strength.
5. The impending separation from one endeared to us by the works of faith and labour of love which have so eminently marked your Lordship's course, cannot be contemplated by us without emotion, and we should be wanting to ourselves, as well as to your Lordship, were we to withhold the expression of
6. For it is not only that we deplore your lordship's illness, with its trying circumstances, but we regard it as an additional source of regret, that your lordship should be removed before witnessing the completion of that great work, which your munificent zeal for the honour of Almighty God originated, and which you must have cherished the hope of consecrating to his service after concluding the labours of this your third visitation of this diocese.
7. But we trust, in dependance on the Divine blessing, that your lordship may ere long be enabled to resume the prosecution of those important plans for the spiritual benefit of your charge which have been devised by your judgment and pious forethought, and which we trust shall yet be matured under your fostering care. We moreover hope that your sojourn in England will enable you to perfect the noble undertaking we have referred to, not only by setting and securing the laws necessary for its efficient regulation, but also by moving the hearts of zealous churchmen to contribute bountifully towards its endowment funds.
8. While, however, we naturally dwell with peculiar interest and thankfulness on this instance of your lordship's zeal, we cannot conclude our address without recording our deep sense of the eminent services rendered to the Church in India by your efforts to augment her resources, for the maintenance and exten sion of the knowledge and worship of her divine head, the Lord Jesus Christ. We would especially mention, as evidences of your lordship's munificence, the establishment of the Additional Clergy Society, and the liberal support afforded by your lordship to it and to the Church Building Fund. It will be the sincere prayer of our hearts that you may through Divine mercy be permitted to see these important societies bring forth still increasing fruits under your lordship's presiding care, and to hand them down, as associates to St. Paul's Cathedral, for maintaining and spreading abroad in this dark land the light of our most holy faith, as received and dispensed by the English branch of Christ's Holy Catholic Church.
9. In leaving this our dutiful address in your lordship's hands, we unite in the assurance that we shall not only watch with anxiety for tidings of your convalescence, but also wait, with unfeigned satisfaction, the announcement that you are once more about to revisit us in renewed health, to be, as we fervently trust, crowned with length of days for prolonged and still increasing usefulness.
10. We trust your lordship will oblige us by complying with our united request to sit for your portrait during your stay in England, and it may be placed in the library of the new cathe dral. Signed by the Archdeacon and 31 clergy.