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Q. In your opinion, what number would have sufficed? A. I saw all below from the Munohur ridge, near Sasseedroog, but Any number on and after the 21st January. There was then I have not been over the ground above; but my experience of the no enemy to contend with. Previously, it might have been enemy throughout this campaign, even in their own dense jungle, prudent to send 200 or 300 men — infantry alone. Guns would has led me to form a contemptible opinion of them. I have have been of little ase in a jungle like that.
charged them on several occasions with a handful of men, .Q. Did the troops under the prisoner above the Elephant and they never stood to do more than deliver their fire even Rock co-operate with Col. Carruthers in the investment on the from their strongest stockades. morning of the 21st ? A. Yes, a portion of them did under Q. As the occupation of Sasseedroog point by Tajor Capt. Jones, I think, who came down from the Chota Droog George's detachment would have placed so many more men at in connexion with Major Clemons' movement below, as rc- the immediate disposal of Col. Carruthers, would he not in that quested by the brigade major of Col. Carruthers' brigade in a case have been able to complete his investment in such a manner letter to the prisoner, which accompanied the other letter from that escape from the forts or the villages would have been almost Col. Carruthers of the 20th. I am not aware of any other impossible, and what other advantages would have been gained co-operation.
thereby? A. It would have been of very great advantage. It Examined by the Court.
would have enabled Col. Carruthers then more effectually to inQ. Supposing that the general's plan for a combined at- vest the valley, if not the fort. In the first place, a chain of tack on the 20th of January Jast had been carried out, very small posts along the ridge would have blocked up the would it, in your opinion, have been likely that the ato Sewapoor Valley, of which it is the mouth. I know not the tacking columns should have intercepted the enemy be
number of men at Major George's post, and cannot therefore tween Sewapoor and the northern angle of the fort, and also say how many might have been diposable for the inner line of the eastern gateway of the Fort of Munohur, had the fugitives
investment close to the fort. I should say, so as to give due from Sewapoor gone off by the direct pathway to the northern relief, water and every thing considered, 300 men would be angle, or by the Gudkurries huts, and the path thence to the required for the ridge; every man above that might have been eastern gateway? Describe the nature of the pathways alluded employed in connecting the position of Capt. Allen's post to, and the practicability, or otherwise, of the enemy with their with Col. Carruthers, thereby leaving Capt. Allen's detachment families entering Munohur at the northern angle. A. I think for the connexion of the line beyond it on the right. This that the fugitives could have been intercepted, provided the would have been, moreover, the plan - 300 men of the prisoner's troops had been judiciously handled. The village is an open
brigade under Major Clemons already occupying the ground on village; I mean, not fortified or walled, and there is a little the left between Gotea and Capt. Allen's post. plain around it, from which small pathways go off into the jun- Q. Do you know that Col. Carruthers wrote officially to gle, up to the fort, and up to the ridge towards Gotea. The the prisoner to say that the forts had been sufficiently invested north-eastern angle is accessible ; but if pressed for time, the fa- before the evacuation ofthe forts by the enemy? A. No, I know milies would hardly have taken it from its difficulties.
nothing about it. Q. On what day did you deliver Col. Carruthers' letter of Q. Do you know whether the prisoner wrote to Col. Carthe 22nd January to the prisoner, and where was the prisoner ruthers, and requested the return of his troops from Sewapoor at the time ? A. I delivered it on the 22nd. The prisoner was for the express purpose of carrying on rapid operations along close to the edge of the Ghauts, on the top of the Elephant Rock.
the fort ridge, and the relief of the posts on that ridge? A. I The prisoner told me at the time that the day was the 23rd;
believe he did make the requisition, but whether the fort ridge whereupon, thinking that he was right, I made a memorandum was or was not mentioned in his requisition, I do not know, on the original letter of the 22nd, regarding the date (of which a because Col. Carruthers, on the night of the 20th, told me that copy is No. 13 in the Appendix); but I alterwards found that it Major Clemons had called on bim, on the part of the prisoner, was the 22nd. I mention this in explanation, lest my memo- to request the return of his troops, to enable him to carry out randum might mislead.
what he had been ordered to do by the general; and after exQ. How did you make this discovery ? A. By a little fur. pressing his views generally to his brigade major and myself, ther exercise of memory as to what had occurred, viz , the march Col. Carruthers directed that if Major Clemons could be sent to Sewapoor on the 20th, the march to Gotea, and back again on any way in the morning in time to assist the prisoner's move. on the 21st, my proceeding to the prisoner's camp the next day, ments, that same morning, we were to direct him to do so. to the general's that same night, by leaving head-quarters camp The reason of his not being sent up was that he could not have next day, and sleeping on one Tingul ridge outpost; my joining been at Sasseedroog in time to cover our advance in the morn. Col. Outram next day on the 24th, and next day taking part in ing, and consequently he was employed on covering our left the attack on Munsuntosh, which is known to bave taken place fiank, as already stared. on the 25th; therefore it must have been on the 22nd when I Q. Did not the want of means which the prisoner complained delivered the letters to the prisoner.
of arise, in some measure, from his continuing to occupy on Q. Do you think that the combined attack of the 20th Ja. the upper ridge an extended line of posts no longer necessary ? nuary was, if carried out, more likely than a single attack from
A. Yes, I think so. any point whatever to prevent the escape of the chiefs and their
Q. Do you know what number of troops were in the occupafamilies ? A. Of course, the proportion of chances were accord. tion of the Elephant Rock and Sasseedroog at the time you aling to the numbers employed in different directions, three to one, lude to? A. No; I don't know. or four to one, as the case might be.
The witness retires. Q Did any injury to the public service arise from the prisoner It is now four o'clock, P.M. and the Court adjourns until ele. failing to co-operate with the troops, as ordered by Col. Carru. ven o'clock to-morrow forenoon. thers, with reference especially to the investment of the forts ? A. If the prisoner had secured the Munohur ridge, the enemy
Sixth Day. may or may not have got out of the fort, but not out of the Sea wapoor valley, and they got out of the valley over that ridge.
Continuation of the Prosecution, Q. If Major George's position had been placed at the head of In connection with Captain Jacob's evidence, the prosecutor the Sasseedroog pass, instead of being allowed to remain so far lays before the Court copies of two letters, one to the prisoner in the rear, would it have enabled Col Carruthers to complete from his acting assistant quarter master general, dated Camp, the investment of the forts with greater advantage? A. The Hunmunt Ghaut, 23rd January, 1815, and the prisoner's reply mere occupation of Sasseedroog had nothing to do with the in- to it, dated Camp, near Sasseedroog, 24th January, 1845. The vestment of the forts.
prosecutor here wishes to direct the attention of the Court to Q. On what grounds have you arrived at the conclusion tbe date of the letter from the prisoner, which is dated 24th Ja. that two or three hundred men might have been sufficient to nuary, 1845. The prosecutor here lays before the Court the seize on and occupy the Kurwuttee Ghaut? A. My informa- copy of a letter, dated Camp, near Sasseedroog, 23rd January, tion that I have collected from various quarters shews that 1815, from the prisoner to Col. Carruthers, wbich was transmitted not more than a hundred men ever occupied the Kurwuttee. to the prosecutor by the latter officer. pass, and their stockades might have been turned, to the best The Court is closed to consider whether the copies of of my belief, by pushing light infantry through the dense jungle. the letter, which cannot be compared with original letters in Once at the head of the Ghaut, it might have been cleared by Court, are to be received in evidence. The Court decide that hand grenades and small mortars with reduced charges. Pos- the original letters having been applied for, the copies of those sessing the top of Sasseedroog, commanded a great portion of etters are not to be received in evidence. The Court is opened, the Ghaut, and from that position the enemy might easily have and the above decision is read. been dislodged. I wish to be understood to express this opi- Letter No. 48, dated Camp Hunmunt Ghaut, 23rd January, nion, without wishing the Court to attach much weight to it, as 1845, is read and compared with the original, and appended. I speak fxom information more than direct personal observation. (No. 15. in the Appendıx.).
10th Witness on the Prosecution.
Smyth, and did you find any detachment on the top, or any Lieut. Graham, Bombay engineer, is called into the Court, thing that would indicate that preparation had been made to and duly sworn.
render assistance to Col. Carruthers' advance in case he met Examined by the Prosecutor.
with any resistance ? A. Yes, I went up with Lieut. Smyth. Q. What situation do you hold in the force employed in the
Lieut. Smyth did not command the party. I believe that Kolapoor and Sawunt Warree States ? A. That of field en
Captain Jephson did. I found no detachment at the top of the gineer.
pass, nor did I observe that any preparation had been made to Q. Were you at any time attached to the 1st brigade ? A. render any assistance to Col. Carruthers' brigade. Yes, I don't recollect the day on which I joined it; but I think
The witness retires. it was about 20th December, 1814. I left it after the taking of
Ilth Witness on the Prosecution. Munohur.
Lieut. Col. Carruthers, 2nd or Queen's royal regiment, is Q. Previous to the 18th of January, 1845, did you visit the
called into court, and duly sworn. ground about the Sasseedroog; if so, describe the nature and
Eramined by the Prosecutor. features of it, and whether, in your opinion, it was eligible for a
Q. What troops did you command with the field force under post? A. Yes, I visited it frequently before the 18th of Jan.
my command on or about the 20th January last ? A. The 1845, and I selected a place for an encampment, which I con
troops in the Southern Konkan.. sider perfectly eligible for a post. The ground in front of
Q. What instructions did you receive on marching into Sewa. that, up to where the two passes commenced, was very thickly
poor on the 20th January, in carrying out the investment of the covered with jungle, with the exception of one
forts of Munohur and Munsuntosh ? A. To assume command
or two places,
of all the troops. Q. What advantages did such a spot offer with respect to
Q. Do you mean all the troops of the field force, or only of the two passes ? A. It would bave commanded the two
those in the valley engaged in the investment? A. I conceive passes, an outpost would have been obliged to be thrown out
that the whole of the troops, both in the valley and on the from it.
Elephant Rock, the lst and 2nd brigade, were under my orders. Q. Was the spot you allude to which was cleared near Ar
Q. On assuming command of the troops, did you give any thur's tree ? A. A little in rear of it, about 150 yards nearer
orders to the prisoner commanding the 1st brigade to co-operate Maj. George's post.
with you on that occasion, and if so, what were they, and what Q. Was it occupied as a post at any time previous to the 18th
was the date of the orders ? A. I produce a copy of my orders January 1845 ? Ā. No.
on the occasion. A copy of the above order is already apQ. Is the plan now before the Court by you, and if so, please
pended to these proceedings. (No. 12.) to explain it to the Court, and point out as well as you can the
Q. Were those orders obeyed, and did you consider them spot chosen for an encampment? A. [The plan is sketched by
positive ? A. They were not obeyed. I did consider them the witness, and he explains that part of it which has reference
positive. to a place he had chosen for a post or an encampment towards
Q. Do you know of any due cause for the prisoner's having Sasseedroog.] The front of the place chosen was about 150
neglected to seize and occupy the Kurwuttee or Gotea Ghaut or yards in the rear of Arthur's tree,
pass, as directed by you on the 20th January, 1845?. A. I know Q. Were you with the prisoner's brigade on the 17th of Ja
of no cause. nuary, 1845, and if so, wben were you? A. Yes, I was: I was
R. Did the prisoner asssign any reasons for not having car there early in the morning at the stockade on the Elephant Rock ried out your orders, and if so, were they satisfactory? A. There ridge, about 800 yards from the Elephant Rock, and proceeded
was no reason that I recollect. My letter, No. 44, of the 20th with the column that attacked Sewapoor. I slept at this place on
January, 1845, Carp, Sewapoor, was never replied to, but I re. the night of the 16th, and early in the morning went on with
ceived a long letter from the prisoner, dated Camp, near Sasseethe attacking column.
droog, 23rd January, 1845. The original of this letter has been Q. What time did the column descend from the rock into the applied for, and is in No. 17 in the Appendix, which is explaridge for the attack on Sewapoor? A. I can't tell: I was 800
natory on some points, and has allusion to my letter of the 20th. yards in advance of the Elephant Rock.
The witness retires. The prosecutor having no more evidence Q. At what time did the column reach your post? A. I
to adduce, the cross-examination of his witnesses by the prisoner was not at the post when the column came there; when the
will now commence. It is now half past 3 o'clock, and the column arrived there, I was some distance a-head of it, cut.
Court is adjourned until one p.m. to-morrow. ting a road through the jungle towards Sewapoor.
SEVENTH Diy. Q. Did you proceed with the attacking column to Sewapoor,
Cross-examination by the Prisoner. and were you there in its attack? A. I did proceed with the The prosecutor begs to state to the Court that since the Court column, and was with it in its attack on Sewapoor,
was adjoured yesterday, three natives who had been sent for, Q. Who commanded on that occasion ? A, Major Clemons and were not expected to be here in time to give evidence on commanded the whole.
the prosecution, have arrived. The prosecutor, therefore
, Q. Before this attack on Sewarpoor, did the enemy offer to wishes to proceed with the examination of at least two of these annoy the post you alluded to on the Elephant Rockridge ; witnesses. and, if so, to what extent ? A, No, not at all, after I arrived, The prisoner objects to the evidence of these witnesses being but then I recollect there were a few sliots fired. The post received, as their names were not on the list of witnesses on the had been taken in at daylight on the morning of the 16th. prosecution given to the Judge Advocate, but has no wish to
Q. Did the enemy offer any annoyance to the force posted on urge any legal objections whatever. the Elephant Rock prior to the attack on Sewapoor? A. The Court is closed, and the Court decides upon the examinaThey fired a few shots.
tion of the witnesses being proceeded with by the prosecutor. Q. Could the enemy have successfully stockaded the ridge The Court is opened, and the above decision is read. while we occupied the upper part of it, and have effectually
12th witness on the Prosecution, prevented our descent to Sewapoor? A. They might have Ramchunder, à native, is called into court, and makes affir. stockaded it, but I dont't think they could ever have prevented mation. troops marching down direct on Sewapoor without halting.
Examined by the Prosecutor. Q. Do you know of any sufficient reason that should have Q. Were you in Munohur when the British troops came beprevented the prisoner seizing with the troops under his com. fore that fort? A. When the British troops first came, I was mand, the head of the Gotea or Kurwutty Ghaut, and sending one of the guard at Dewsoo; afterwards, when Colonel Outrana's a detachment down it on the morning of the 21st of January troops came, I went to Kahm's, and the troops coming there 1845 ? A. No, I am not aware of any.
the next day, I went off to Sursinghee, and next day, which was Q. Were you in a position to be acquainted with a reason for Sunday, I ascended into the fort of Munohur. the prisoner not seizing the Gotea or Kurwuttee Ghaut, and Q. How many days did you remain in that fort? A. I resending troops down it, on the morning of the 21st ; had there mained there six days; on the seventh I came out of it. been a reason? A. No; I was not in a position to know the Q. Under what circumstances did you leave the fort; and prisoner's reasons, for I had no communication with him between when you left it, who did so at the same time? A: I left it, as the 16th and 21st, for I was at Sewapoor. Q. With regard to the nature of the country, do you know of
well as everybody else, 'in consequence of the bursting of shells,
which gave them no peace; a few sick persóns remained only any weighty reason? A. No, I know of no 'weighty reason
At what hour did you leave with all the rest? A. It was why the prisoner did not move down the Gotea pass on the between eight and nine o'clock at night. 21st.
Q. By what road did you effect
your escape? 4. We went Q. Did you go up with a detachment from Carruthers'
down by the gateway and Pagoda into the Race Jungle. On
over a more open space, then turning to the right, and cross- shelter them? A. I was not aware that the prisoner had diffiing the Kurwuttee pathway, we got upon a ridge where there culty in supplying the advanced picquets with water. His adwas a Sahib loge's battery, and then descended to Sursingee.- vanced picquets were sent below without my order or concur.
Q. What chiess escaped with you at the time by the same rence, I was perfectly aware that there was no room to pitch road? A. There was Phont Sawunt, Pain Sawunt, genenrally tents. known by the name of Nana, Than Sawunt, commonly called Q. Did you at any time acquaint me with the details of any Baba Suwunt, Appoo Sawunt, Hunner Sawunt, and four of their plan formed to surprise the rebel chiefs in Sewapoor, or convey younger brothers.
to me any information that could have influenced me, either on Q. What number of the people escaped by that road with you? or previous to the 16th January last, to have delayed the capture A. Between 250 and 300, which was the number of people in of Sewapoor under the then existing circumstances ? A. I did the fort.
(not acquaint the prisoner with any detail to surprise the rebel Q. What was the name of the ridge you got on after crossing chiefs in Sewapoor, nor did I convey any information that could the Kurwuttee pathway? A. I don't know.
have influenced him previous to the 16th January, further than reCross-examination by the Prisoner.
peatedly desiring him not to descend into the Konkan; and his Q. From what place have you come, and when did you arrive descending previous to the receipt of my letter of the 16th was at Belgaum ? A. I have come from Kuhm's, and arrived at
contrary to my orders. His premature descent into the Kon. Belgaum after the gun fired at noon yesterday. I heard the gun
kan after the receipt of my letter of the 16th precluded my giving when I was on the road.
bim any detailed instructions, as I had given myself, from the Q. When were you told that you would be required as
16th to the 20th, time to deliberate on that point. a witness, and by whom were you told ? A. I received the Q. Can you imagine for a moment that enterprizing leaders, summons to come here as a witness on Sunday last. The requi.
such as Phont Sawunt and Soobana Nikum, were to be found at sition for me came by a horseman, who went to Mr. Price at Sewapoor when their troops were resisting the advance of the Warree, who then wrote a letter to a Jemadar at Kuhm's, to several columns through their stockaded portions on the 20th of send me and two other men, who are come with me here, to
January last? A. I cannot answer that question as to my ima. Belgaom.
gination. Q. Were you taken a prisoner, or did you give yourself up ?
Q. Supposing that, on the 20th of January last, having A. I was not taken a prisoner, but my son, who is in Mr. Price's
deferred my attack till that date, I should have been successful service, was desired by Mr. Price to find me out, and to make
in overcoming the obstacles created to my advance from the me give myself up, which I did.
ridge, and also that Cols. Carruthers and Brough, or either of Q. Were there any promises made of safety and protection
them, had forced their way to Sewapoor, the forts having comwhich induced you to give yourself up, and if so, by whom and
mand of observation over the ground so traversed, can you ima. when? A. Yes, I got a written promise of safety after I had gine it possible that either tlie enemy would retreat upon, or been about four days separated from the Bund, when concealed
their families remain in, an open town, neither stockaded nor in the jungle, which I have here. I don't know the gentleman's
provisioned, like Sewapoor? A. I cannot answer for that name who passed. It's about twenty-four or twenty-five days
whether or not they would have remained. ago since I got it.
It is now eight minutes 'to four o'clock, and the Court ad. Q. How near to Sewapoor did you go before you turned off journs until eleren o'clock 10-morrow forenoon. towards the battery on the ridge on the night you all escaped ? A. About five or six musket-shot distance.
Eighth Day. + Q. You bave mentioned that you crossed the ridge where
Continuation of the prosecution, there was battery, how near to that battery did you all go on the
Cross-examination continued. night you escaped ? A. We did not all follow each other; we Q. With reference to the last question, is it probable the rewere in parties of eight or ten crossing the ridge, and scattered. treat of the enemy and their families would have been in the fort I myself, as near as I could guess in the dark night, might have of Munohur and Munshuntosh, where they actually were on the been between three and four musket-shot distance from the 17th January last? A. Yery probably they might have gone battery.
into the forts. Q. Were any women and children among the party on the Q. Be pleased to point out, then, in what manner my attack night you all escaped ? A. There were six or eight women, but of Sewapoor was injurious, either to the public service, or even no children.
to your plan, of which I was then ignorant. A. In the first Q. To whom did these women belong? A. They were ser- place, by disturbing their families and chiefs from Sewapoor, vants of the families of the chiefs,
when I bad reason to expect they would have remained until a Q. Had the chiefs their families with them? A. No, they general attack could have been made, the families thus early had been sent away seven days before, or it may be six.
going into the fort enabled them to leave without any molesta. Q. How many people were with you when you went near the tion before the place was regularly invested. battery ? A. There were three people with me.
Q. From your knowledge of the impassable nature of the Examined by the Court.,
country, the numerous stockades, and the stout resistance made Q. Did you yourself see the chief's families in the fort when by the rebels at Munohur, do you think they would have allowed you went up there? A. I saw them, and they went out the troops to have advanced unmolested but for my previous capture same day that I arrived.
of Sewapoor enabling my Brigade to assail them in flank and B, Do you know where they went to, and by what road? A. rear, as expressed in my letter to your Assist. Adj.-Gen., No. I don't know myself.
71, of the 19th of January last ? A. I never expected they The witness retires.
would have allowed us to advance unmolested. The premature Cross-examination of the Prosecutor by the Prisoner. attack on Sewapoor, so far frustrated my plan, that all hopes of Q. Having 400 men already down upon the ridge, as well as attacking them at three or four different points at the same two mortars, for the attack of Sewapoor, before the receipt of time were lost, when I expected that they would have met with your instructions of the 16th January last, what do you think considerable loss, and many of them would have had great diffiwould have been the result of my attempting to bring the men culty, I conceive, in getting into the fort. up the scarp again, since no means at my command would have Q. Beyond the circumstances alleged in these charges during enabled me to supply so large a force with water for four days ? the two years which I have had the honour to serve under you in A. I am not aware that the prisoner had 400 men below the garrison and the field, have you ever had reason to believe that I scarp before the receipt of my instructions of the 16th January. at any time shewed the slightest disposition to disobey your I had reason to believe that the prisoner had not that number orders ? A. No, certainly not, with the exception of the period below, as the letter was delivered to him on the evening of the shortly after which the prisoner arrived in the neighbourhood of 16th in sufficient daylight to read it. Had that number of men Sasseedroog, from which period I certainly thought he evinced been below, it was the prisoner's duty to have recalled the men, a disposition to do so. as a great many days previously the troops were in the habit of Q. Is the order conveyed to me in the letter of your Assist. going up and down the ladder daily. I saw the men with my Adjt.-Gen., No.54, of the 16th January last, a positive or quatelescope every day going np and down the ladder. In fact, lified order ? A. I consider it a positive order. I desired him there was a tent and outpost established on the ridge below the to abstain from offensive operations. rock for many days before.
Q. Is the order conveyed to me in the letter of your Assist. 2 Q: Were you aware on the 16th January last that I had the Qr.-Mr.-Gen., No. 36, of the 18th January last, a positive or greatest difficulty in supplying my advanced picquets with water qualified order? As connected with former letters on the on the ridge during the nine previous days; that, in consequence subject of occupying the head of the Kurwuttee pass, I conof want of space, complaints were already made to me of its sidered it sufficient force compliance from the prisoner. Althy state, and also that there was no room to pitch tents to The prosecutor resumes his seat.
VALLADARES, the wife of Daniel, at Doolia, May 15.
Barr, Lieut. J. T. 7th N.I. to Jane Anne, d. of the late Col. Pog
son, May 28. REDMOND, Ens. H. E. 2nd or Queen's Royal regt. to Maria, d. of
Surg. W. H. Young, H. M. 28th foot, at Colabah, May 28. YOUNG, W. J. to Anne, d. of the late Thomas Eaton, May 22.
BRODRIBB, Georgiana Cathcart, d. of Qu.- Ma. T. 14th drag, at
Kirkee, aged 9, May 14. REYNOLDS, Augusta Louisa, d. of Rev. F. C. P. Chaplain at Kir.
kee, at Singhur, May 8.
Cross-examination of Lieut. Graham, B. Engineers, by the Prisoner.
Q. On what date, and under what circumstances, did you recommend me to establish a camp 150 yards in rear of Arthur's tree, to which you refer? A. I cannot say the exact date that I recommended a post being put below 150 yards in rear of Capt. Arthur's tree, but the ground was cleared for a post by, I think, the 7th of January. The ground that I cleared for an encampment was pointed out to me by the prisoner from above-above means Major George's post.
Q. What extent of ground was thus available for a camp, or capable, with the means at your disposal, of being made so? A. I never measured the ground, but the ground that I did clear was never very thickly studded with jungle, and when it was cleared, I suppose that it might have been about 250 yards long by 150 broad. With the means at my disposal, it was cleared by the 7th of January, I believe.
Q. At the time above alluded to, had it been positively ascertained by you that there was water in the neighbourhood to supply that camp? A. No, I had not ascertained it, but there was a waterfall about 300 or 400 yards from the right of the ground that was cleared for an encampment, and there was also abundance of water in rear of Major George's post.
Re-examined by the Prosecutor. Q. Was it not ascertained before the 18th of January, that there was water near where the ground was cleared for an en. campment? A. It was known before the 18th of January that there was a waterfall, and that there was water in the rear of Major George's post. It would have been necessary to cut a road from the right of the cleared ground to the waterfall in the same manner as was done on other occasions.
(To be continued.)
ARRIVALS. MAY 16. Faize Rubahny, Stewart, Mauritius.-18. Steamer Semi. ramis, Hamilton, Vingorla.--20. Euphrates, Gordon, Aden.-22. Oláre Branch, Murdock, Aden; Hindostan, Lamb, London.-23. Actress, Conry, Bushire and Muscat.—27. Earl of Eglinton, Niven, Aden. —28. Lerant, Lane, Glasgow.-29. Lord Glenelg, Johostone, Glas. gow; Nereid, Adam, Aden; steamer Phlox, Wheeler, Gogo.
PASSENGERS ARRIVED. Per Faize Rubahny.--The Rev. L. S. Spain, Atholl Burnet, Esq., Mr., Mrs. and Miss Chapman, Miss J. Hobbs, and Mr. Theodore Dogherty.
Per Semiramis.--Mrs. Rippon, Major gen. R. McNeil, Lient. col. S. J. Cotton, H.M.'s 28th foot ; Lieut. col. J. Lloyd, C.B. art.; Lieut, col. W. Wyllie, C.B.; Captain G. Rippon, Surg. H. R. Elliott, Lieuts. G. A. Leckie, A. C. Moyle, and J. J. Laurie; Ensigns J.R. Palmer and Gifford, 21st N.I.; Lieut, col. J. Qutram, C.B. 23rd N.L.I. resident at Sattara; Major F, D. George, C.b. H.M.'s 22nd foot; Lieuts. G. E. A. Tobin and Piercy, H.M.'s 2nd foot; Ens. R. C. McCrea, H.M.'s 17th foot, and 1067 European and Native troops and followers.
Per Hindostan.-Ensigns J. Meacham and C. G. Walsh, H.M.'s 28th foot; Ensigns J. Buchanan, H.M.'s 94th foot; Cadets D. S. McD. Gleig, and H. A. Tatam, Bombay army; and Mr. W. Watson.
Per Actress.-Mrs. Conry, child, and servant; Mrs. Carapiet and servant; Mrs. Essai, child, and servant; 20 sepoys of the Marine battalion ; 3 Moguls and 2 women; Capt. Nott, I.N. and 3 servants ; Mr. Litchfield, late commander of the H.C. schooner Einily; Mr. Jermyn, midshipman, I.N. and servant; J. Wilson, seaman, sloop Coote; Charles Farelland, 18 lascars, crew of tbe schooner Emily.
APPOINTMENTS, &c. HEBBERT, H. to be senior assist. judge and sess. judge of Ahmed.
nuggur for the detached station of Doolia, to remain at Tanna
until relieved, May 21. JENKINS, E. L. to be 130 assist. to coll, and mag. of Broach,
May 16. LIDDELL, H. to be coll, and mag. of Ratnagheree, May 21. RIVETT, L. C. C. to ch. of off. of senior mag. of police, May 28. ROBERTSON, J. M. to be 3rd assist. to coll. and mag. of Surat,
May 21. ROBERTSON, A. D. to be 2nd assist. to coll. and mag. of Poona,
May 21. TURQUAND, W. J. to be assist. and sess. judge of the Concan, re
taining his app. at Ahmednuggur, May 21, WARDEN, A. B. to be 2nd assist. to coll, and mag. of Surat, re
taining his app. of acting assist. judge, May 21.
DEPARTURES. MAY 21. Fort William, Matthews, China.--23. Palinurus, Roman, London.-25. Sulimany, Monk, China.-26. Charlotte, Leebschawager, Singapore.-28. H.M. sloop Pilot, Jervis, Persian Gulph. 29. Rachel, Scott, Liverpool.
APPOINTMENTS. BADGER, Rev. G. P. to be chaplain to brigade at Kolapoor. Cook, Rev. G. to resume his appointment of junior minister of St.
Andrew's church, May 28. STEVENSON, Rev. J. M.D. reappointed senior minister of St. An
drew's church, May 28.
53 12 0
COMMERCIAL. Bombay, June 3, 1845.—A few tribing sales have been made, since the despatch of the last mail, in grey madapolams and shirtins, at about the prices previously current, but the active season being over, the market is very quiet, and only sach goods as are adapted for local consumption are now saleable ; with the exception, pero haps, of a few descriptions for Malwa, to which country exports can still be made.
In cotton yarn about 4,000lbs. of mule and 6,000lbs. of water twist, are reported to bave been sold, at annas 8 and 9 per lb. for Nos. 30 and 40 of the former, and annas 9 for No. 30 of the latter. Thus the price of mule has somewhat declined.
Nothing has been done in any variety of iron, thougli Rs. 28 per candy are obtainable for British bar. Prices of copper aré rather lower than before, and the following sales, we hear, have taken place :500 cwt. Braziers
Rs. 53 6 0
53 0 0
54 8 0 100 Tile
50 8 0 42 Bolt...
55 4 0 The tile here noticed, however, was of 19 lbs. average weight, which is beavy.
In beer, 100 hhds. of Saunders' are reported to have been sold at Rs. 35 per hhd.
The cotton market has been very quiet, and prices have been giv, ing way, owing to the accumulation of stocks, and the high rates of freight now ruling. We may quote broach at Rs. 83 per candy; Surat at Rs. 81, Oomrawuttee at Rs. 78 at 80, Candeish at Rs. 73 ut 75, Dollera at Rs. 76, and Comptah at Rs. 61.
in other produce we hear of little doing. A purcbase of 35 cvet. of Senna Leaves is all that has been communicated to us.
Freight is steady at 41. 28. 6d. to London and Liverpool, and Rs. 20 at 21 per candy of Cotton, to China.
Exchange on London is at 1s. '107d. at 1s. 103d. per rupee at 6 months' sight-at which rates some transactions are reported to have taken place within the last few days. Op Calcutta, at 60 days
' sight, exchange is at par-on Madras, at sight, at 'i per cent. premium,
APPOINTMENTS, &c. AGAR, Capt. E. W. 3rd N.I. to com. Goozerat Cooley police corps,
May 2!. BARR, Lieut. J. T. 7th N.I. to be 2nd asst. to pol. agent in Katti.
war, May 21. BIRDWOOD, Capt. to asst. ch. of comm. duties at Ahmednuggur,
May 22. FARQUHARSON, Lieut. col. F. to be col. HART, Capt. S. V. W. to be postmaster of Poona, May 24. MACDONALD, Lieut. A. 18th N.I. to res, app. of postmaster in
Kandeish, May 21. MORISON, Lieut. B. G. 24th N.I. to be fort adj. at Asseerghur. MUNBEE, Lieut. G. to res. off, as executive eng. at Poona. MUNDSLEY, Capt. res. ch. of post-office at Sholapoor, May 16. Scott, Lieut. Č. eng, to relieve Lieut. G. Munbee in Southern
div. Shaw, Capt. acting dept. asst. com. gen. to assume ch. of comm.
duties at Mhow, May 22. Wood, Ens. H. H. A. 4th N.I. to be lieut. fr. May 11.
APPOINTMENTS, &c. PEET, Asst. surg. J. to be prof. of anatomy and physiology in Grant
Med. College, and asst. surg. of Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Hospital, May 24.
anxious to carry on a barter, giving silk and teas for European CIVIL.
goods. APPOINTMENTS, &c.
The vessels in the harbour were the Tory, Charles Jones, HANNA, S. to act as com, of the court of requests and police mag. at
Will o' the Wisp, and Litherland. The Rob Roy was expected, Kandy, May 15.
being understood to have reached Woosung on the 11th. RYDER, W. D. to be asst. sec. for the Island of Ceylon, May 10.
DISTURBANCES AT Amor. - It seems that some disturbances WALKER, A. to act as govt. agent for Western province, May 15. have taken place, or are apprehended, at Amoy, for the WHITING, W. H. to be govt. agent fiscal and coll. of customs for steamer Vixen, which had been ordered up the Canton river, to eastern province, May 8.;
remind the Chinese authorities that we still possessed the means WODEHOUSE, P. E. to act as colonial sec. v. Anstruther, res. May 15.
of redressing the outrages of the people, the residents of Canton, has been suddenly despatched to Amoy. Our information does
not lead us to infer that the disturbances there have been of a DOMESTIC.
serious nature, as they are not even alluded to in some of the pri. BIRTH.
vate advices received from that quarter; but the fact, that the SMEDLEY, the lady of E. H., c.s. at Colombo, d. May 15.
consul has deemed it necessary to send for assistance is another DEATHS.
proof of the necessity of Government fulfilling that part of the DUNVILLE, the lady of James A. after giving birth to a male child,
treaty which provided that a vessel of war shall be stationed at which survived of an hour, at Kandy, April 20,
each of the five ports at which the English trade is carried on. LORENZ, John Fred. at Galle, May 5. McKIRDY, Dr. editor of the Ceylon Herald, May 11.
It argues an excess of confidence in the good faith of the Chinese that not one of the ports should be so protected.
S. P.-The Vixen after all has not accomplished her object, CHIN A.
and we were surprised to observe her return to the barbour yes
terday forenoon. It seems that when within ninety miles of We have been favoured with the following particulars of the Amoy, she broke the main shaft of her engine, and will probably attack recently made at Canton upon the Hon. Mr. Montgomery
have to proceed to Bombay for repair. Martin, Mr. Jackson, the vice-consul, and the Rev. Mr. Staunton, the colonial chaplain : About severi o'clock on the morning of the 18th inst. these gentlemen, while walking along the
ALLEN’S INDIAN MAIL, North Wall outside the city, were attacked by a body of Chinese, who followed in inereasing numbers, using the most insulting
LONDON, terms, and pelting them with stones, in which they were aided
WEDNESDAY, July 23, 1845. by other Chinese, who had their position upon the city wall. Mr. Jackson, who was a short distance behind the otbers, had his arms pinioned, his clothes toro, and a gold chain taken from We anticipate that our readers will peruse a report of his neck. Mr. Martin and Mr. Staunton having returned to his assistance, were themselves assailed; Mr. Martin narrowly es.
certain recent proceedings in the highest legislative assemcaping with his life from a thrust with a dagger aimed at his
bly in the empire with those mingled feelings of disgust and breast; and Mr. Saunton being robbed of his watch, and every indignation which we believe they have universally excited thing valuable upon him. While endeavouring to reach the river-side, they were attacked by another party, who tore the
wherever they have become known. It is not long since roof from a house to furnish themselves with missiles; but upon
that we had the painful duty of reporting the death of reaching a more populous part of the suburbs, the gentlemen Mr. EDWARDÈS Lyall, Advocate-General of Bengal—an were enabled to secure the services of a guide, by whose assistance they contrived to regain the Factories by Aight.
event which spread a gloom over the presidency at which it China Mail, April 27.
occurred proportioned to the warm feelings of respect and SHANGHAI.- Our accounts from Shanghai come down to the affection with which Mr. Lyall was regarded by men of, Ist March. The Pantaloon arrived from Hong-Kong on the
all parties and all ranks--of every creed, country, and 19th Feb. ; Charles Jones, from Liverpool, 20th, with Mr. Norris, passenger; and the Lilherhind, from Liverpool, on the 27th; complexion.” At home the shock communicated by the passenger, Mr. Bland.
melancholy news of his premature decease was far wider Amor.- From Amoy we learn that the troops were withdrawn from Kolungsoo on the 22nd instant, and the island delivered over
and deeper than is remembered to have been witnessed to the Chinese. » The admiral appeared delighted at this ob
on any similar occasion, and the expressions of regret and servance of faith on our part, of which he had probably enter- sympathy current among the Indian public of this country tained suspicion. The Chinese flag was hoisted by the troopship, and saluted with three gans, according to Chinese custom.
were such as might have been looked for had each indiThe admiral, on his part, hoisted the British ensign, and saluted
vidual been deprived of a dear and valued personal friend. it with the same number.
But amid the general flow of sorrow which thus follows the The Medusa had left Amoy to convey Mr. Alcock, the con-, sul, to bis destination at Fuh-chow-foo, and bring Mr. Lay to
death of one cut off in the prime of life, and in the very Amoy.
dawn of a brilliant career, there are found two men-and Reports have been current here that the sudden departure of happily only two-prepared to insult the ashes of the dead, the Vixen steamer to-day (Monday) was occasioned by intelli. gence of some rioting at Amoy. On inquiry, the only ground
and aggravate the pangs of those who mourn an irreparable we can find for such a report is that the Chinese guard stationed loss, by an attack alike unjust, ungenerous, and unfeeling, in the buildings evacuated by our troops, had performed their on the lamented victim of an early grave. The House of duty very inefficiently, as by next morning there was a great lack of doors and windows, all of which had been left entire the day
Lords was not deemed an unseemly place for the exhibition before.
of this scene of malignity, thus carried beyond the verge of The schooner Viren left Amoy on Friday afternoon, and that dark and narrow resting-place where, if not before, all anchored outside on Saturday night, after a run of 30 hours. On Saturday forenoon, when about 40 miles from land, a small oh
human enmity should terminate; and the Earl of ELLENject was noticed floating, which on closer observation was found BOROUGH and Lord BROUGHAM did not feel ashamed of to be a small boat. Captain Miln shortened sail and picked appearing as the principal actors. We point, not without up two Chinese in a perishing state, having been blown off the shore two days before. The boat, which was eight feet long by
shame, to the report which appears in another part of our about four broad, was nearly full of water, and only supported by paper, wherein the indecent attacks made by those nobleits own buoyancy, the wind being fresh, but off shore. The men men on the late AdvocATE-GENERAL of Bengal are chrowere properly taken care of and brought to Hongkong, where
nicled; Captain Miln generously gave them a few dollars to pay their
but yet not without consolation and triumph, for the passage back to their homes.- Hongkong Register, April 1. same report contains a speech delivered by the Lord Chief
SHANGHAI. - Our accounts from Shanghai reach to the 13th Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, which must put March. A good deal of business has been done lately, buyers having come in from Soo Chow and other neighbouring towns
the slanderers of Mr. LYALL to the blush, if the power after finishing their new-year festivities. As usual, they were of blushing be yet retained by them. That truly noble