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CONTENTS.

SUMMARY and Review or EAST- Marine Department..

590 ERN NEWS

578 Births, Marriages, and Deaths 591 BENGAL:

Shipping and Commercial InThe 78th Highlanders...... 578 telligence

591 Miscellaneous Intelligence.... 579 CEYLON

..... 591 Civil, Ecclesiastical, Military, and Medical Establishments 581

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593 Her Majesty's Forces in the East 584 CHINA

594 Probates and Administrations

CAPE OF Good HOPE .. 596 to Estates

584 Births, Marriages, and Deaths 581

Notices to Correspondents...... 597 Shipping and Commercial In. ORIGINAL ARTICLES:telligence 585 Railways..

597 MADRAS:

Gen. William Napier and Col. Miscellaneous Intelligence.. 586 Outram

597 Military and Medical Establish. Debate at the East India House 600 ments 586 Miscellaneous Intelligence...

601 Births, Marriages, and Deaths 586 Prices of India Railways and Shipping Intelligence 587 Securities

602 BOMBAY:

Shipping Intelligence.

602 Miscellaneous Intelligence.... 587 Births, Marriages, and Deaths.. 602 Proceedings of the Court-mar- Arrivals reported in England, &c. 603 tial on Colonel Wallace 588 List of Rank ....

603 Civil, Military, and Medical LITERARY NOTICES

603 Establishments.. 590 I FINE ARTS

604

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ARRIVAL OF MAILS. The Hon. Company's steamer Acbar, which left Bombay August 27, arrived at Suez Sept. 19. The mails reached Alexandia on the following day, when they were put on board the Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer Iberia, and arrived at Malta on the 27th, whence the portion conveyed through France was forwarded to Marseilles. The mail intended to be conveyed rid Southampton, will have to await the arrival of the steamer Duke of Cornwall from Constantinople.

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Seik state, in virtue of which a British subsidiary force is to be received in the Punjab, and the present Seik i troops either incorporated with the new force or disbanded. Should it be deemed expedient to resort to the latter course, it is not improbable that some future SUMMARY may be provided with more stirring material than has lately fallen in our way. The success of PESHOORA SINGH in obtaining possession of Attock (a feat which was accomplished with great ease, in consequence of one of the gates being found conveniently open) was followed by appeal on the part of that prince (if he be a prince, a point of difficult solution) to the chiefs, who, with the prompt submission which waits on good fortune, presented themselves at his durbar, to tender their humble duty. He is represented to have said that if they would assist him in the emergency which would shortly arise, he would remit the whole of the revenue payable by them. This was striking in the right place. The conqueror's liberality of promise charmed them, and they retired from the presence to collect their followers, while the Prince set himself vigorously to work to add to his strength by all other means in his power. The news of these proceedings was not at all pleasant at Lahore, and

were ordered, countermanded, and again ordered, to counteract the proceedings of PESHOORA SINGH. That personage, however, continued to strengthen himself, and to make provision for the attack which he anticipated ; and the Minister of Lahore, JOWHAIR SINGH, thought it best to use his most zealous endeavours to conciliate the troops, who before were in somewhat evil odour. The men belonging to AVITABILLE's battalion, who had been disbanded, were enrolled in the artillery, and vigorous efforts made to induce a movement upon Attock ; but, owing to the general insubordination of the troops, to the very troublesome and free quent demand for gratuities, and to other causes inherent in the state of affairs in the Punjab, it was found difficult to effect any thing, and the probability of PeshooRA SINGH being threatened by a very formidable force did not seem great. PESHOORA Singh, however, did not have his own way in all things. An encounter took place between him and PERTAUB Singh, in which both sides claimed the victory, but PeSHOORA Singh was obliged to retire within his fort, from whence he opened fire on his enemy, who had ensconced himself in a serai. “This,” says the Bombay Times, was the state of matters at the date of our latest advices, and it cannot be denied that the aspect of affairs is any thing but favourable as regards the stability of the Lahore government. PesHOORA

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SINGH seems to have found little difficulty in obtaining

BENGAL. money, the sinews of war,' and, supported by the Affghans

THE 78TH HIGHLANDERS. as well as by the Seikh chiefs of the surrounding districts, From the zealous and praiseworthy way in which the Bombay there can, we think, be little doubt that, even if eventually

Times took up the cause of the 78th Highlanders, with reference

to the atrocious charge of intemperance preferred against them overcome, he will succeed in prolonging the struggle for a by General W. Napier, in the second part of his “ Conquest of considerable period.” The minister of Lahore, JOWHAIR Scinde,” on the alleged authority of his brother Sir Charles, we SINGH, was believed to be acting in correspondence with

felt assured that, sooner or later, the real facts of the case would the British Government ; but it is matter for regret to learn

transpire; and indeed from the extract from the Times of the

19th 'ultimo, which we published in our paper of yesterday, we that this illustrious person is so greatly addicted to drink- saw that matters were approaching a crisis, and that the corre. ing as to occasion very general scandal. If he be on terms

spondent of that paper was more behind the scenes than he

wished it to be supposed. But we confess that we did not think of friendship with the English, it would be very desirable to the cat would be let out of the bag quite so soon; and we are prevail upon the Governor of Scinde to give him an admoni. the more indebted to our very kind correspondent at Bombay, tion, and point out the pernicious consequences of intempe by procuring a copy of the letter which the officer of the High

who has laid us, and the public, under a deep debt of gratitude,

landers received in reply to one he had written regarding the inFrom Scinde there is no intelligence of any great impor jurious reports which were in circulation, affecting the character tance. Major CORSELLIS, with the troops ordered to

of his regiment so materially. We give our correspondent's letter,

and beg to reiterate our best thanks to him. Kumsoor, as noticed in our last Summary, is en camped at “Dear Sir, I saw in the Times of yesterday, a letter from that place, and this seems nearly all that there is to report a correspondent, in which he brings to notice that the comon the subject. Some lives were lost on the march, from

manding officer of the Highlanders has not contradicted the

assertion, that he had received a letter from the Governor of the intense heat, and the loss of more may be feared, as Seinde, denying ever having made a charge of intemperance the country all around was flooded, and the encamping- against that regiment. Now, with all due deference to the ground the only dry spot to be discovered. No enemy has

Times' correspondent, I do not see how Major Twopeng could

have done so, as he would have subjected himself to a severe been seen, but the Governor, according to some accounts, reprimand, at the very least, for publishing any such public had ordered the junction of the whole of the 18th Native document without permission. The writer goes on to say: Infantry at Major CORSELLIS's post ; according to others,

I have spoken to several who have read the letter, and I am

told that it concludes, with a 'wigging' to the commanding he had ordered the detachment to return to Hyderabad. officer, for his officious inquiries on the subject.' No doubt he The state of health in Scinde appears to have improved. had; and if he had taken the trouble, he might have procured There seems an expectation that Sir CHARLES NAPIER

a copy of it, as I have seen several here ! And to put the

matter beyond dispute, I send you one, merely omitting the would be summoned to the northward in the event of any name which had been introduced by the commanding officer, of hostile proceedings against the Punjab. He would cer- a medical officer, who he supposed had made an unfavourable tainly be far less likely to do mischief in the field than in

report of the Highlanders to the Governor of Scinde.

To Major Twopeny, commanding the 78th Highlanders, Poona. any other situation in which he could be placed.

Sir,--Having had the honour to lay before his Excellency the The Governor-General is probably by this time on his Governor your letter of the 14th inst. covering copy of a letter ad

dressed by you to Dr. -, I am desired to inform you in replyway to the Upper Provinces ; so that before the end of the

Ist. That Dr.- neither gave, nor sought to give, his Excellenes year we may look for some tidings decisive as to the any unfavourable impression of the 78th regiment; nor did he ever fortunes of the Punjab.

make any report to him.

2nd. His Excellency never heard that the sickness of the 78th was The usual quantum of miscellaneous intelligence from vari- caused by druokenness of the men. ous parts of British India will be found in its proper place;

3rd. His Excellency never heard of any report derogatory to the

character of the 78th; if he had, he would have corrected it, as it is but there is little of sufficient importance to justify especial well known he has the highest opinion of the regiment. notice here. At Bombay, a fierce opposition has been called

In conclusion, I am desired to observe to you that your letter

seems to his Excellency to be wholly uncalled for and improper, for forth to the imposition of a shop-tax-a measure which in you should first have ascertained if the character of your regiment this country some sixty years ago had almost proved fatal to

had been attacked, and then have defended it, if necessary, which is

not the case, for the character of the 78th stands as high as that of the then popular' administration of WILLIAM Pitt, the any regiment in the service, and, in the estimation of his Excellency, younger. The shopkeepers of Bombay and its vicinity are has very few equals.--I have, &c.

(Signed) John NAPIER, Capt. loud and vehement in their remonstrances, and the press

Mil. Sec. to H. E. the Governor of Scinder bears the note of resistance even across the ocean to our

Kurrachee, 28th May, 1845.

This I think settles the matter completely." own shores. A similar measure in China has provoked similar oppo

We quite agree with our correspondent that this is a settler :

but with General W. Napier's printed work before us, what are sition. All experience attests that the “ Shopocracy,” as we to say ? On the one hand we have the above distinct and Sir CHARLES NAPIER has it, do not like to be taxed, and

emphatic denial from Sir Charles, certified under the hand of his that the statesman who seeks thus to replenish his exchequer

military secretary: on the other we have, at page 412 of the

2nd part of the Conquest of Scinde, written by his brother, the plunges into troubles and vexations innumerable, for which following: even success can scarcely compensate. With the exception

“ The unusual sickness which afflicted the natives as well as the

troops in the latter part of this year, was expressly attributed to the of a great storm, which has done much damage, China

General, and the soldiers were excited to look upon him as the cause furnishes nothing else very exciting.

of their sufferings. Unfortunately the principal cause is their own

intemperance." Railways are rapidly rising into public favour in India,

Extract from a private letter from Sir Charles Napier, dated 19th as they ought. They are destined to be the great instru- Dec, 1844. ments of improving the country, and both Englishmen and

" I sent the 78th up to relieve the 13th at Sukkur, and hoped, by Natives have the deepest interest in their success.

their arrival very late in October, that they would escape ferer. It Before

suddenly broke out, and raged in the beginning of November, and has many years are past, we doubt not that India will be tra- killed 125; not one man bas escaped, and it is raging now. No one versed in every direction by these “iron roads," and that the can account for it. I shall arrive at Sukkur tomorrow, and I will consequent increase of prosperity will surpass the expecta

send them down the river directly. The cause is their drinking. It tions of the most sanguine. To every country railroads are

does not give the fever, but it so inflames the liver and brain, that important—to India they will be the commencement of a

the fever takes too firm a grasp to be got rid of. Wby, their ration

is two drams a day, and eight of these drams make a quart bottle! new existence.

So the sober soldier swallows one-fourth of a bottle of raw spirit

case,

every day. You and I know them too well to doubt that the other are to be placed under a Governor-general's agent or commisthree-fourths go down after the first. Dr. Robertson, of the 13th, sioner, to be nominated as a general superintendent.-Ibid. a clever man, supposed to know India better than most others, tells

It affords us great satisfaction to learn that several of the me that at Jellalabad, where no liquor could be had, where they

dakoits engaged in the murderous attack on Mrs. Maddock's could poly get water, he had not a sick man the whole time. The great disease, with officers and men, is drink ; but the soldiers drink

house, at Meerut, have been apprehended, and that most of the worse liquor, namely, arrack, which is made with any thing and every

others are known, so it is hoped the whole will soon be in conthing but rice, &c. &c."

finement. Ibid.

Tax 2nd COMPANY QUESTION.—The following decision of the Now it is very apparent that the discrepancy bere cannot, in

Commander-in-Chief on this point, conveyed in a letter from the any way, be explained, and that either one or other of the state

Adjutant-General to Major-General Fast, commanding the Sirments is untrue.

hind division, on the 7th May, 1844, is further confirmatory of We cannot suppose that General W. Napier has falsified his

our view of the question, and has been obligingly placed at our extract; therefore it follows that writing officially, Sir Charles

disposal: Napier declared, on the 28th of May last, that he never heard

EXTRACT. the sickness of the 78th was caused by drunkenness of the men ; “ As it is desirable that but one practice should prevail whilst on the 19th of the preceding December, writing privately, he mentions 125 deaths in the regiment, caused by drink

throughout the Army, I am instructed to acquaint you that a ing. He asserts that the men of that regiment drink a bottle of regimental staff officer is not considered entitled to a second raw spirit a-piece daily; yet here we find him asserting that he

company until every qualified officer, not a regimental staff never heard of any report derogatory to the character of the

officer, shall have a double charge assigned to him.''-Ibid,

We understand that the report about Sir Hugh Gough's anxiety 78th! Yesterday, before we had read this letter, we said we thought it would be hard to induce the Napiers to retract; we

to appoint his son-in-law, Major Grant, adjutant-general of the

Army, in the event of the retirement of Sir James Lumley, was were wrong, for it appears plainly enough on the face of these documents, that one of them, at least, if he find no calumny too

perfectly unauthorized by the parties interested in its accuracy. foul for the utterance, is as ready to deny as he was to spread

We likewise learn that it has given great dissatisfaction to them, the slander. In all this there is hope for Scinde, as well as for

and in other quarters. - Agra Ukhbar, Aug. 13. the Bombay civilians. The Governor may keep his appoint

LOODHEEANA, 6th Aug. (From our native correspondent).

“Some ten koss this side of Roopur, there is a village belonging ment, and withdraw his calumnies. It will be as easy to ad. dress a denial to the Court of Directors, as it was to the com.

in Jagheer to Sodee, Gooroo of the Sikhs, who is a very wealthy manding officer of the 78th Highlanders. In fact, it will give

man and generally keeps up between two and 3,000 men with the secretary no trouble, beyond the substitution of names and

some guns. A dispute having arisen in the Sodee's district redates; with that alteration the precious document before us may

garding the ownership of a village, the British had sent an serve the purpose.

Ameen to inquire into the case. On the Ameen reaching the But then in what an unenviable position it will place the Go.

place, he was abused by the Sodee and desired to return, which vernor of Guernsey! The two illustrious brothers are like

he did, reporting to the authorities the circumstances of the two well buckets, whatsoever pulls one up must depress the

In consequence of this, it is said that some cavalry bave other : and though the family affection of the historian, whose

been warned to hold themselves constantly in readiness. The imprudent publication has made the mischief, might induce him

grass-cutters of the cavalry are frequently exposed to gross into be the sacrifice, yet we fear it would be of no avail with the

sults whenever they go on any of the Sikh lands to cut grass. public. Sir Charles Napier must remain stigmatized by his own

Heavy rain has fallen for the last three or four days, and sickpen, much more completely than he was exalted by that of his

ness is greatly on the decrease."-Delhi Gazette, Aug. 13, brother.

We hear by letters from Gwalior of the 8th inst., that Dr. It is a pity that these men, in addition to the great ability

Hope's attendance on Ram Rao Phalkea has been productive of which they undoubtedly possess, cannot boast the gift of pru

favourable results, and that the Gwalior Guizot has resumed his dence. Vanity has outrun discretion; and not contented with

ministerial duties, though we doubt whether his recovery will the fame of great actions, Sir Charles Napier appears to have

prove as interesting to our readers as that of the French Minissought to elevate his own character on the ruin of other men's

We alluded in a former issue to the probability of a new reputations.- Englishman, August 2.

contingent station being formed at Augur. The plan, we learn, is to be carried out during the ensuing cold season, and it is un.

derstood that the force at Sepree will be reduced in consequence MISCELLANEOUS.

of this arrangement. One cavalry corps, and an infantry regi

ment, with Captain Warburton's battery, will probably be staWe mentioned yesterday the loss of the French ship Mareambie; we have since received some particulars of the same.

tioned at Augur. The situation of the place is said to be good, She was homeward bound and weighed from Saugor anchoring

being about equi-distant from Indore, Neemuch, Seronge, and

Bhopal, on the fine high table land of Malwa. As a military buoy on the morning of Sunday last. In Thornhill Channel she refused stays, being then in five fathoms, and the anchor

station it appears to us likely to prove far superior to Sepree, but

its occupation at the present juncture will entail a very serious was let go in four and a half. After the ship's boat with the leads- loss on householders both at Sepree and Lullutpoor, and it is man had been sent to sound, the vessel was got under weigh

more than a pity that the measure was not proposed on the first again, and from being & quarter less five fathoms, she shoaled

formation of the contingent, instead of waiting until the officers suddenly into three fathoms and struck heavily, breaking her

had built or bought houses at all the present stations, on the full rudder and springing a leak. This was about three p.s., and

understanding, as we believe, that they were to be permanent. she continued bumping for about an hour when she floated, and

We are advocates in all cases of the kind, and they have been was anchored in five fathoms, being unmanageable. On Mon

numerous of late years (Kurnaul, Simmeereah, and other places day morning an attempt was made to get into Saugor, but it

to wit), for an equitable compensation being bestowed on the was necessary to let go the anchor to prevent ber drifting on the

sufferers, especially in a case like the present, where permanency Long Sand. The anchor was again weighed, and the vessel got into Saugor Roads, when the Portly, inward bound, took ont

had, if we are correctly informed, been guaranteed; and we trust the crew, as it was evident the ship was settling. She sunk in

that the justice of such will be recognized in this instance, as it ought to have been in all the former ones.

- Delhi Gazette, the course of the night. As this is a total loss, of course there will be a full inquiry into the matter. By the last report the

August 13. tops of the vessel were just above water.— Calcutta Star, Aug.

Sailor's Procession.— Yesterday, the sailors in harbour, out

of employ, walked in procession with pipe and cymbal going 14.

from house to house, the resort of seamen, to forbid any man takUmballah is named, by general report, as the place of rendezvous for the various corps to be formed into the army on the

ing less than seventy shillings a month as wages. The present frontier. The exact time for their assembly is not yet known,

rate given is about fifty shillings, with which Jack is not satis

fied, thinking that he is entitled to a better remuneration for his but it is beyond a doubt that Mr. George Russell Clerk is now

labour. There were eventually about one hundred and fifty to on his way out from England, deputed specially by the home authorities to afford the Governor-general the benefit of his

two hundred mustered, all apparently sober and steady, with the exception of one or two, who

seemed to have taken a cup or two * matured and most valuable experience in the settlement of the in honour of the occasion.-Hurkaru, Aug. 9. Punjaub question. He will meet Sir Henry Hardinge at Agra, PHENOMENON.-Our readers are perhaps not aware, that a and thence proceed with him upwards.-Delhi Gazette, Aug. 9.

very curious meteorological phenomenon took place on SaturA rumour prevails, of which we can as yet neither say that day evening last, the 2nd instant, in the south part of Calcutta. it is true or otherwise, that it is the intention of Government It was a very smart fall of rain, with a bright star-light sky withto nominate a number of deputy-collectors for the Sikh Pro- out clouds! between eight and nine o'clock in the evening. The tected States, which are to be made over to us; and that they fall did not extend, unfortunately, as far up the Chowringhee

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road as the Sadder Board office; and this the rain gauge of the regarding wound pensions to the native commissioned and non. Surveyor General's office, which is fixed there, did not indicate

commissioned officers of all the troops at ferozepore, at three the

separate ; quarters At the Mauritius, this phenomenon is said not to be uncom. Serave Elrown up,' says an intelligent corresponden mon, of rain without cloud. We learn from our inforniant, which way the wind blows, and I hope it may blow us over the that some natives, one a man who had been many years at river":109. Lucknow, and another who has lived at: almost every station A very serious disturbance occurred in Lahore on the 24th between Calcutta and Delbi, states that this is not uncommon, July, unattended, however, with bloodshed, caused by the two and that it happens every year, once or twice! We should be battalions of Bishen Singly, who took and kept possession of obliged by any of our readers informing up of any well ascer one of the gates of the fort till sunset."-Hurkart, Aug. 9. tained instances of rain without elout, either formerly or that 1 Among the on dits of the day is, that Mr. H. V. Bayter will may happen in future. Much attention is, at last, being paid to fill the office of private secretary to Sir Herbert Maddock, en meteorological phenomena at home, and the peculiar ones whiich the latter's taking the seat of President in Council

, and Governor form tlie outstanding" and "residual” instances, are calculated of Bengal; and that Capt. Lang 36th N.I. will be bis to throw light on such researches., - Englishman, Aug. 8., honour's military secretary, and St. George Oakės, aide-de camp.

Some weeks ago : we noticed a case of aggravated assault on We have heard Capt. Spottiswoode's (9th Laneers) name mentwo respectable European gentlemen, Messrs. Wallace and tioned in connexion with the former office ; but we remarked, Phipps, in charge of indigo factories, in the neighbourhood of in Saturday's orders, the abovementioned officers placed at the Monghyr. They were set upon (by a mob of Wired lateeals, and disposal of the government of Bengal, and therefore consider most severely beaten.. The authorities, with Mr. Dampier at them the favorites. --Hukarii, Aug. 9. their head, took active steps to bring the offenders to justice ; Accident 'OŃ TVE Rivek.-Last Saturday niglit, Mr. Sageman and we have just learnt from a correspondent, that a number of and Mr. William Greaves, Superintendent of the Government the delinquents have been convicted, after a careful investigation Stationary office, escorted a lady across the river to Howtali

, by Mr. Gouldsbury, the sessions judge of the district, and that and were returning home a little after midnight, when the boat twenty-one of them have been sentenced to bard labour in irons

they were in went against a buoy off the Suikeali Ghaot, and, for seven, and ten of them for five years.-- Hurkary, Aug. 9. owing to the strong and rapid current at ebb tide, upset. Mr. We understand that the Eliza Warwick has brought about

Sageman hasd a most providential escape, having sw'am, in full 500 tons of ice, with sundry barrels of apples, and similar crea- dress, so far dówn as the opposite side of Chandpaul Ghaul, ture-comforts. We heary too, that there is a small batch of

when lie was picked up by soine people in a dingy.- Englishman, horses on board. This is the first importation, we apprehend,

Aug. 1. of this description of live stock from America. - Ibid."

MALTA, August 7, 1815. - Another shock of an earthquake FEROZE PORE, -- We regret much to learn that up to the 26th of was felt at this station last night; at ten minutes past eleven July, no rain had fillen at Ferozepore, and that the heat was o'clock' by my watch. - It was of longer duration than either of the consequently oppressively great. Cholera too had evinced other wo, and the motion was tremulous. The weather stormy, symptoms of a returns change of weather is looked upon as the and the river continues to rise * : ; icon sole panacea for the afflictions with which the frontier canton. The H. C. Ş. " Amherst."-This vessel was sold yester. ment has unfortunately been visited this year, Delhi Gazelle, day, by Messrs. Mackenzie, Lyall, and Co., to ti native gentla Aug. 2.

man for Rs. 41,000. The first bidding was for Rs. 25,00), and DELHI. The weather continues favourable, more rain having there was a good deal of competition, the spirited purchaser fallen.

advancing 1,000, rupees at every bidding. Hurkaru, Aug. 13.1 The Delhi Gazetté, * by the same process which gare consist- We understand that Mr. Nelson, the survivor in the late duel, ency to the various rumours abroad, regarding the visit of the has voluntarily surrendered himself. , Depositions were taken Governor general," has arrived at the conclusion that the nume. before Mr. Mytton yesterday, and the grand cjury have been rous regiments now on or near the frontier, will shortly be formed adjourned until Friday, when bills will be presented against into a corps d'armée for carrying into effect arrangements com- Messrs. Nelson, Blunt, and Fenwick. pleted between the British Government and that of Lahore. He We are very sorry to learn, from a private correspondent at instances as “a sign of the times," that H, M's 31st regt. has

regi been' ordered to stand fast At Umballah, and that the order was there are losing six or seven men daily. "The disease ir 38 accompanied by a hint that there was no chance of the regiment never known to have been so severe in its attacks at this station quitting the Upper Provinces, for the next year at least. Hur. ll before. - Ibid, August 14. karu, Aug. 9,

Agra.-We have had very beavy rain since our last. The We commend to the attention of those who have friends in river is greatly swollen, and the road whicle runs parallel to it, Scinde, the following notice by the post-master-general is flooded. We hear that some fatal accidents have occutred N. W. P., from which they will see that an opportunity is during the very severe thunder and liglitning storms, which have Offered for despatching. parcels to that 'distant and, from this side of India, not easily accessible, province :

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mencement the monsoon is nearly twenty-two inches.- Agra “ Notice. The families and friends, of parties in Scinde, arc Ukhbar, August 2. informed that Banghy parcels will be sent free of any charge, as The rains here have been very heary, this season. The far as the river passage is concerned, from ! Loodiana and Jumna has risen unprecedentedly high, so that parts of the strand Ferozepore post otices to Sukkur, by the steamér Napier; now

are under water, and the portion of it under the fort is imcoming up from Scinde on an experimental trip! Due notice Cassable. will be giver of the probable date on which the Napier will Several old houses in the city have fallen in, and in the Nye. Jeave Loodiana. ID

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ke-Mundee, two or three lives have been lost by the fall of All parcels for the steamer must þe clearly directed to the houses. To prevent further similar accidents, we hear that care of the post-master of Loodiana (or Ferozepore) to be for. the magistrate has ordered all dilapidated walls to be pulled warded by steamer.'

down. “The Banghy hire to Loodiana or Ferozepore must be prepaid. We regret to learn that the steamer had not reached

VI H. B. RIDDELL, Post-master-general N. W. P. mukteser Ghat on the afternoon of the 3rd instant; a large deJuly 29th, 1845."11 1!!, Delhi Gazetle, August 2. fachment of the Meerut police battalion are reported to have

Late yesterday afternoon, we received the following Delhi been there since the 20th July, with 25 or 30 men of the cavalry, Gazette Extra :

in charge of one lakh of rupees of old coin, to be embarked on the Viul, 90 :* Delhi, Sunday, the 3rd August, 18-15." steamer for Caleutia. They are to escort the ten lakhs she has “ We hasten to communicate the following important infor- on board Meerut.Delhi Gazelle, Aug. 6. mation from Ferozepore :

The roads in the interior of the district are described as in. “The officer cominanding that station, having received iiiformation, on the morning of the 29th July, that a body of them. The road between Agra and Futtehpore'is quite under

passable, oring to the overflowing of the Nuddees, &c., near armed Sikhs, amounting to 500 cavalry, with some infantry, had water, in consequence of the bunds in the Bburtpore territory been sent from Lahore, to obtain forcible possession of some having given way. villages from farmers who had provided the Ferozepore cattle The Orul or Kharee Nuddee, which runs under the town of with grass from their lands, ordered out two ressalas of the 3rd Iradutnugur, has risen too high to be forded, as, indeed, is the irregular cavalry, to Koonda Ghat, opposite Ferozepore, to in- case with the Nuddees in this neighbourhood generally. We tercept their crossing. Not a blade of grass was allowed to be shall, doubtless, hear of similar obstructions on other lines of cut on the morning of the 29th. The Napier is said to have communication with the marts of the district. reached Ferozepore, as also a cargo of goods from Bombay. Instructions had reached Ferozepore to read the general order

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