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a pleasant shower of rain, which lasted about an hour, laying the dust, and raising the spirits of the few melancholic-looking personages who, during these holidays, take the air and the dust on the course and the strand, according to social law, for the purpose made and enacted, by custom immemorial. The few trees left to adorn Tank-square made an attempt, not quite a failure, to look green, though the literary ambition of the brick-dust walks of the same locality to appear deeply red, was generally considered the more successful.-Star, Oct. 16.

✓ DOORGA.THE HOLIDAYS.-The eleven days which the Hindoo devotes to the worship of Doorga and Luckee, and the Christian to that of the goddesses of health and pleasure, are num. bered with the past. To-day, the Ditcher of all classes, from the civil servant to the Sirkar, returned from their rambles over land and water, to take their places, each at his desk, to make up by double diligence for lost time, or to lose a little more in thinking or talking of the adventures of the vacation. The weather bas been greatly in favour of the holiday-makers, as with the exception of yesterday, they have been blessed with almost uninterrupted sunshine by day, and moonlight by night. The mails, out going and in-coming, have also been by chance arranged so as to interfere very little with the plans of the idlers. The Hindostan going away on the 8th, did, it is true, keep some fretting and fidgetting in town two or three days longer than they liked; but since then no mail has come in, nor any gone out, the holidays closing just in time for the latest safe day"- to-morrow. — Hurkaru, Oet. 17. L

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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR CHRISTIAN NATIVES. A prospectus has been issued at Madras, inviting subscriptions for the establishment of a Protestant Educational Institution, for native Christians and East Indians. One gentlemen has sub, scribed 50,000 rupees, and as much more is to be collected before the institution is opened.-Hurkaru, Oct. 18.

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE A troop of the 5th regiment light cavalry, marched from Muttra on the 13th, for Agra, under command of Capt. Gascoyne, to attend on the Governor general until the camp be formed, and the whole escort arrive. entire regiment to follow immediately.

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The 38th light infantry have, notwithstanding the positive manner in which their march to Umballah was spoken of, gone on to Moradabad. They marched from Meerut on the 15th.

The 27th regiment Bengal infantry, on being relieved by the 38th, would move vid Bijnore, Daranuggur, and Sharunpoor, towards Umballah, and is, we understand, one of the regiments appointed to guard the Pontoon Bridge at Ferozepoor. The 33rd will, it is said, have to share in the duty.

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Her Majesty's 29th foot marched from Meerut on the 15th in progress to Kussowlee, but were detained at Sirdhannalı for want of carriage; fifty-six more hackeries were, in consequence, sent out to them on Thursday morning.

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The 74th regiment have been instructed to march to Hoshungabad, on the arrival of the 65th, from Allahabad. The latter are expected at Naogong, about the 2nd of November.

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Her Majesty's 9th lancers, or Queen's royals, were to march from Cawnpoor on the 17th, yesterday, and have received instructions to encamp at Meerut, until the decision of the Governor-general respecting their ulterior destination shall be made known.

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The 53rd regiment left Meerut on the 15th, in progress to Mynpooree and Etawah, there to relieve the 16th grenadiers and 42nd light infantry, respectively. Delhi Gazette, Oct. 18.

DEPUTY GOVERNOR. We learn that our respected deputygovernor, Sir Thomas Herbert Maddock, contemplates a pleasure-trip to the Sandliends, as soon as a pilot can be found for the steamer in which he will proceed.-Economist, Oct. 13.15

NOR-WESTER AT BARRACKPORE. A person who returned from Barrackpore last Saturday evening informs us that a terrible nor-wester was experienced there at about twelve o'clock on that day; about which time we felt a fresh breeze here, and that three or four were and that a having on board a number of ladies and gentlemen, on a pleasure-excursion, was nearly capsized by a gust of wind. Hurkaru, Oct. 11.

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30 EMBEZZLEMENTAT BACKERGUNGE.-We noticed, some time ago, that an embezzlement had taken place in the Collectorate of Backergunge. We have been since informed that the commissioner has brought home the guilt to the cazhanchee, or the treasurer, and has attached the zemindary of the person who stands surety for him. We have every reason to believe that the whole of the amount embezzled (about fifty thousand rupees) could be recovered. Ibid., Oct. 15ed by a que

AGRA.-On Thursday evening, the 8th inst. his Honour the Lieutenant-Governor gave a ball and supper. The bands of H.M.'s 80th and of the 2nd Grenadiers were in attendance, and played with great skill. Dancing commenced at half-past 9 o'clock. We have seldom seen a party so crowded. There was a perfect galaxy of youth, beauty, and fashion amongst the ladies, who in numbers graced the apartments. The quadrille, the waltz, and polka were danced in rapid successionHurkaru, Oct. 20.

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COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AT KURNAUL The GovernorGeneral has ordered Capt. Baker, Dr. Dempster, and Lieut. Yule to form themselves into a committee for the purposes of reporting on the causes of the unhealthiness which has existed at Kurnaul and other portions of the country along the banks of the Delhi Canal. They are likewise required to report whether an injurious effect on the health of the people of the Dooab is likely to result from the contemplated Ganges Canal.-Friend of India, Oct. 9. 1: THE NERBUDDAH.We understand that the Nerbuddah steamer has met with an accident, which obliged her to anchor fourteen miles below Allahabad, whence she and her flat, the Bhagurette, were towed up to the city by the Jumna steamer. It appears that the Nerbuddah's boilers have been seriously burned, owing, it is said, to some carelessness on the part of the engineers, Unless the damage can be repaired at Allahabad, which is doubtful, she will have to be towed down to Calcutta.-Hurkaru, Oct. 17.

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* THE BRITISH Flag at SERAMPORE.➡The English flag was hoisted at Serampore on Saturday, a little before noon. It was expected that some grand display would have marked the event, and all the inhabitants and holiday visitors were on the qui vive for the anticipated tamasha ; but, much to the disappointment of the expectant throng, the settlement was transferred to its pur chasers with as little ceremony as is the subject of a bargain in the China bazaar. Messrs. Harvey and Bailey, representing the British India government, and Mr. Elberling that of Denmark, proceeded, without pomp or parade of any kind, from the govern ment house to the flagstaff, where the British bunting was at once displayed by a common kalashie. In the course of the afternoon a party of sepoys arrived from Barrackpore to relieve the Danish force from its duties. And thus was Serampore absorbed into the vast empire of British India! A sad event for thwarted lovers, henceforth compelled to seek the more distant Gretna of Chandernagore! A sad event for the gentleman in difficulties, whose nearest city of refuge has ceased to afford him a sanctuary!Hurkaru, Oct. 13. ,༅་ལ “xt,,,

THE LATE MRS. EVANS.-The cause of Christian benevolence in India has sustained a severe loss in the recent death of Mrs. Evans. She arrived in India more than five years ago, and immediately assumed charge of the female department of the Benevo lent Institution in Calcutta, the duties of which she continued to discharge till within two or three weeks of her lamented death, with a degree of zeal and assiduity of which we have few examples among us. It was the delight of her life to cultivate the minds and feeelings of the large body of children, amounting to between 100 and 150, committed to her charge, to train them up in Christian virtue, and to fit them in every way to bacome the instruments of good to others in the various spheres they might be called to occupy. The kindliness of heart [which was so happily blended with the duties of tuition, won her the affection of the children, and gave her a strong influence over their minds, which to the best eccount.-Ibid. Oct. 16.

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orders to march from Benares to Barrackpore, when relieved by the 21st regt. will, we believe, in all probability not come to Bengal this year. It would certainly be the height of folly to send a sick corps to Barrackpore, where the duty is, as we have frequently observed, unusually heavy. If the 60th does not come to Barrackpore, the destination of the 21st N.I. will, we presume, be changed. We have heard Delhi, Mirzapore, and Cawnpore all assigned to it, and the 61st or 62nd regiments N.I. mentioned as likely to take the place of the 60th at the Presidency; but nothing is yet known definitively. We also observe that the destination of the 53rd N.I. is changed from Nowgong to Etawah and Mynpooree, where it will relieve the 16th grenadiers; the latter corps "being, we presume," says the Delhi Gazette, “required for service on the north-west frontier." If such is the case, we cannot help thinking that something of the nature of a slight is put upon a very gallant regiment. The 53rd, we know from the best authority, is in a perfectly efficient state, its rolls complete, and with only about fifty recruits at drill. It has, at least, the average number of officers present; and to remove such a corps from the frontier, to take "chokeydar's work" at Mynpooree and Etawah, in order to set free even the gallant 16th Grenadiers for service, is, we humbly conceive, a deviation from that strict impartiality in the selection of regiments for active service which ought to influence the Commander-in-Chief. The 20th N,I. left Cawnpore for Barrackpore by water on the 5th instant. The 64th N.I. will probably not leave the former place in progress to the presidency till the 15th of this month, owing to the difficulty of procuring boats."

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Calcutta, Oct. 16th. THE Poojah holidays not being yet over, all business is, according to custom, at a stand still. The "heathen rage" in the midst of their idolatries, whilst the Christian community are gladly taking advantage of the welcome season by indulging in aquatic excursions, for change of air, to neighbouring stations on the river. The Governor-general (who, of course, you by this time know to be absent) arrived at Benares on the morning of the 7th inst., and was to leave the next day. His absence, of course, takes away all the heads of departments, and of course all people of “ton," and we are left here with nothing but a parcel of little folk, in the shape of the smaller officials; the everlasting› “adjutants," who continue to “statuarize" on the tops of the government-house, although they, too, like other well-bred birds, are about to follow the example of emigration, by quietly going out of town, whilst scarcely a remarkable creature is to Le seen on the course save some half-dozen old Scotch doctors, who roll up and down in the pride of their fat, and greasy gold-lace caps. Society (if, in its real sense, there ever was such a thing in these regions) is quite at a stand still, whilst November and cold weather are anxiously anticipated by longing maidens. Some of the sporting rajas dashed out in quite a new style the other day, by exhibiting at their hitherto “ native” nautches the wonderful feats of a rope-dancing, French company, thereby gaining great popularity with all classes, and much delighting, and much enlightening, the minds of the wondering native community by the pleasing" exhibitions" and elastic feats of les messieurs et les demoiselles; the latter more particularly. The arrival of the Precursor, on the 4th inst., tended a little to diversify the scene, by the usual monthly supply of new faces poured out among us-birds of passage who, as it were, hover a little time about Calcutta, and then disappear, no one knows where; amongst the rest, a strong party of moustached wouldbe-heroes, in the shape of dragoons, who have hurried out to flesh their swords upon the unwilling Sikhs, and are distinguishable by the freshness of their looks and lace, and the trifling difference in various points of their uniforms, from those of the perambulating shippies of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam-Navigation Navy Company.

In the mean time, a little farce has been going on at Serampore, which has, in consequence, been quite a scene of excitement; in short, a kingdom in miniature turned upside down. On Saturday, the 11th instant, the transfer of this town to our government was concluded; an event which was given out as to have taken place some days previously; but such not immedi. ately occurring, the anxious natives took the alarm, and fearful of some misunderstanding having occurred in the important negociations, at once commenced preparations by a hasty retreat, with bag and Lagage, for the anticipated sacking by the British troops from the other side of the river. Their fears were, however, somewhat quieted by night, finding

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sioners with the Danish government had brought their proceedings. On the appointed morning the native crowds had the melancholy satisfaction of seeing descend from its wonted position the flag which although it had not braved many battles, still had withstood many a smart breeze, during the eighty-nine years in which they had lived beneath its protection. The British flag was in silence hoisted in its stead, no salute of thundering guns, or even a solitary cheer, giving eclat to this strictly mercantile transaction. In a proceeding of this kind of course there could hardly be any pretext for accompaniments of such a nature, more than the mere compliment to the national colours, it being furthermore surmised, by some, that they would have given an unseemly appearance of rejoicing in regard of a transaction tending to the unwillingly received territorial aggrandizement of the poor, constrained East-India Company,

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Dacca H 925 • Dal fitulogissador & ab 1363,921 DUNLOP, R. H. asst. toomag. and coll. of Goruck poor, invested Iwith special powers described in clause 3, sec. 2, reg. 3, of 1821 and pod see, 21, tegd8, of 1831, USA. Danbury.com boa 19THE +1) HARVEY, J. J. to be a comm. on the part of the Hon. E. I, Company for receiving possession of town of Frederick's-nagore or Serampore, transferred by treaty to the Hon. Company by his Majesty the King of Denmark, Oct. 1.

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- LOCH, G. to be memb. of loc. com. of pub. instruct. at Bankoorah.

MACPHERSON, J. to be mem. of the Howrah Ferry Fund Com.
MONEY, D. J. to be memb. of loc. com. of pub. instruct, at
Kishnagur.

MONTGOMERY, R, ret. fr. furl. and reattached to N.W. prov.
PIGOU, A. to be mem. of loc. com. of pub. instruct. at Burdwan.
RIVAZ, J. T. ret. fr. furl. and reattached to N.W. prov. Oct. 8.
SCOTT, T. C. to be mem. of loc. com. of pub. instruct. at Burdwan.
TONNOCHY, T. to be dep. mag. at Boofundshabur, and to ex.
powers, &c. Oct. 4.'
TREVOR, E. T. to be memb. of loc. com. of pub. instruct. at
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MILITARY.
APPOINTMENTS, &c.

ABERCROMBIE, Lieut. J. art. to be adjt. and qr. mr. to 8th brig.
H.A. Sept. 27.

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BIGNELL, Brev. capt. W. P. 69th N.I. to be capt. in succ. to Brown, dec. fr. Sept. 11, Oct. 10.

BOILEAU, Capt. T. B. art. fr. 2nd comp. 1st to 2nd comp. 7th batt. and to com. No. 6 battery, Sept. 27.

BUTLER, Capt. J. to be asst, to the commiss. of Assam, Oct. 8. CHARLTON, Brev. capt. H. A. art. fr. 2nd comp. 4th to 1st comp. 5th batt. and to com. No. 11 battery, Sept. 27.

CHRISTIE, Capt. E. art. fr. 1st comp. 6th to 2nd comp. 1st batt. and to com. No. 14 battery, Sept. 27.

CRACROFT, Ens. J. E. 69th N.I. to be lieut, in suce, to Brown, dec. from. Sept. 11.

CROLY, Ens. F. R. 63rd N.I. ret. to duty, Oct. 2.
DORAN, Ens, J. 24th N.I. to be lieut. fr. Sept. 20, in succ. to
Singer, dec. Oct. 10.

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EWART, Major D. art. fr. 2nd brig. to 3rd batt. Sept. 27.
FADDY, Lieut. L. P. 29th N.I. to be adj. v. Johnston proceeded to
Europe, on furl. Sept. 30.

GUISE, Brev. capt. J. 24th N.I. to be capt. fr. Sept. 20, in succ. to
Singer, dec. Oct. 10.

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LAW, Ens. W.G. 10th N.I, to be lieut. fr. Sept. 10, in succ, to Samler, inv. Oct. 10.

LAWRENSON, Major G. S, art. to 2nd brig, Sept. 27.
MARSHALL, Major J. S. 71st N.I. to be lieut. col. fr. Sept. 30,
MASON, Ens. G. H. M. 74th N.I. to be lieut. fr. Oct. 3, in succ. to
Chilcott, inv. Oct. 10.

MONTEATH, Brev. col. to be col. fr. Sept. 30, v. Simpson, dec.
MUNRO, Brev. capt. R. 10th N.I. to be capt. fr. Sept. 10, in succ.
to Samler, inv. Oct. 10.
MURRAY, Ens. J. J. 71st N.I. to be lieut. fr. Sept. 30, in succ. to
Roebuck, prom.

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PARKER, Lieut. G. 74th N.I. to be capt. fr. Oct. 3, in succ. to
Chilcott, inv. Oct. 10.

PHILLIPS, Lieut. J. C. 60th N.I. to be brev. capt. fr. Sept. 30.
POGSON, Lieut. W. Q. 43rd L.I. ret. to duty, Oct. 4.
ROBINSON, Lieut. J. art. to 1st comp. 3rd batt. Sept. 27.
ROEBUCK, Capt. G. D. 71st N.I. to be major v. Marshall, prom.
fr. Sept. 30.

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HATHORN, J. G. Oct. 4.

ROWLATT, Lieut. E. A. to be jun. asst. to the commiss, of Assam.
RUTHERFORD, Major H. art. ret. to duty, Oct. 4.
SKENE, Lieut. A. 68th N.I. to be dep. com. 3rd class, in the
Saugor and Nerbudda terr. and pl. in ch. of dist. of Semee, Oct. 6.
TOD, Capt. E. D'A. art. fr. 2nd comp. 7th batt. to 2nd comp. 1st
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ANGUS, H. D. Oct. 4. BATTYE, G. M. Oct. 4. COUPER, J. G. Oct. 4. EDEFN G. Oct. 1.

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GARDNER, Ens. H. 8th N.I. 2 mo. fr. Aug. 20, to Meerut. GRIFFITHS, Ens. F. G. 37th N.I. fr. Aug. 23 to Oct. 23, to rem. at Hurad-i-Munzil on m. c.

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HARRIS, Lieut. C. adj. 1st Scindia's regt. fr. Oct. 1 to Dec. 1, on p.a. Housed (mille W HILLERSDON, Capt. W. R. 53rd N.I. fr. Sept. 25, to Nov. 1, in ext. to remain in the hills N. of Deyrah on m. c. HOSTE, Lieut. W. D. 55th N.I. fr. Sept. 1 to Oc Oct. 31 to Mus

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METCALF, Ens. W. 35th L.I. fr. Oct. 15 to April 15, in ext. to rem. at Darjeling on m. c.

MOULE, Major J. 23rd N.I. 3 mo. fr. Oct. 15 to pres. MULCASTER, Lieut. W. E. 9th irreg. cav. 3 mo. fr. Sept. 8 to Simla and Mussoorie on m. c.

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MEDICAL.
APPOINTMENTS, &c.

JOWETT, Asst. surg, J. to join 2nd Assam L.I. upon being rel. at
Purneah, Oct. 3.

NISBET, Asst. surg. J. A. M. D. doing duty with 60th N.I. to med. ch. of art. at Petoraghur, to join Sept. 27. SISSMORE, Asst. surg. C. N. pl. at disp. of Govt. with a view to taking med. ch. of the civil station of Mymensing dur, abs. of "Ross on furl. Oct. 3.

TURNER, G. to be civ. asst. surg. at Goruck pore, Oct. 3.

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GOODRIDGE, Asst. surg. W. G. 4 mo. fr. Oct. 1, to Meerut and the hills on m. c.

GRIFFITH, Surg. C. 4th N.I. fr. Nov. 15 to Jan. 10, 1846, in ext. to rem. at Almorah on m. c.

"SHIPPING. ARRIVALS.

IMLAY, Asst. surg. C. T. 3 mo. Oct. 13.

IRVINE, R. H. civ. asst. surg. at Pooree, fr. Nov. 24 to April 1, 1846, in ext. Oct. 8.

OCT. 10.-Ellenborough, Close, London.-12. Judith Allan, Hayes, London; Tamerlane, Clyde; Tory, Hobart Town.-15. Mary Hartley, Liverpool.-16. Cassiopea, Newcastle; Rockshire, Liverpool; Beethoven, Liverpool; Bolton, Newcastle.-19. Tapley, Liverpool; Flora McDonald, Gamble, Madras; Medusa, Benson, Hamburg; Gabriel, Heurtevert, Bourbon; Valentine, Defoy, Bourbon.-20. Stag, Thorne, London.-21. Ceres (French); Alfred, Henning, London; Westminster, Michie, Cork; Winifred, City of Palaces, and Georgiana, Mauritius.

PASSENGERS ARRIVED.

Per Ellenborough.-Lady Pollock, Mrs. Kyle, Misses Pollock, Sim, Halhed, and C. Halhed; Mr. and Mrs. Court and family, Bengal C.S.; Lieut. col. Graham, Bengal artillery; Lieut. Halhed, Beugal army; Messrs. Alexander Sprol, Merewither, Perkins, and Johnson, cadets; Mrs. Board, Mrs. Middleton, Mrs. Stevens, and Miss Clara, steerage passengers. From Madras.-James Taylor and

James Connon, seamen.

Per Judith Allan. Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. Glover, Mrs. Brookes and son, Miss Pearson, Major G. Chapman, com. troops Lieut. J. S. Warren, 73rd N.I.; Lieut. W. A. G. Hickey, 32nd N. J. Glover, M.D. asst. surg.; 200 Company's recruits, 19 women, 11 children, 1 child born at sea on the 29th August.

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Per Tamerlane. Mr. J. C. Todd, merchant; Mr. John Paul, planter.

Per Tory. Mr. George Grainger.

Per Robarts.-Mr. Cooke, and two Master Lucas's.
Per Lady McDonald.-Mrs. Leycester; R. Butcher, Esq.

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Per Mary Hartley.-Mr. Greim, planter. Per Rustomjee Cowasjee.-Capt. J. Vaux, from China; Capt. T. Williams, from Singapore.

DEPARTURES.

OCT. 6. Helen Mary, Winn, London; Afrique, Vidal, Havre; Flora Kerr, MeNidder, Liverpool; Fire Queen, McKeller, Singapore; Kelpie, Lime, China.-7. Pekin, Laing, Mauritius; Seringapatam, Godden, London; Joseph Manook, Young, Rangoon ; Amherst, Biale, China.-8. Queen of England, Pearson, Hongkong. -10. Esther, Groom, Liverpool; Enigma, Connew, Rangoon ; Hindostan, Moresby, Suez; Edward Robinson, Layland, Mauritius; Timandra, Skinner, London; Cinq freres, Martin, Bourbon; Montandevert, Lepetit, Havre; Brooksby, Thomson, London.-11. Tenasserim, Wall, Arracan and Maulmain.-12. Grotius, Meacom, Boston; Jacob Perkins, Copp, Boston.-13. Ripsema Anna Maria, Heckford, Maulmain and Rangoon; Agricola, Potter, London; Candahar, Ridley, London; Isabella Cooper, Guthrie, Liverpool; William, Scott, Colombo.-14. Orient, Wales, Mauritius; Sophia, Johns, Mauritius.-15. Espeigle, Shaw, Maulmain.-16. Laidman, Walker, Liverpool; Arragon, Coffin, Boston; Alexandrina, Chessman, Newcastle.

HER MAJESTY'S FORCES IN THE EAST. DRAGOONS. 15th regt. (Hussars). Lieut. C. Jennyns has qualified as interp. in the Tamil language.

INFANTRY.-9th regt. Lieut. Cubitt granted leave to Calcutta for four months and to England for two years; Asst. surg. R. B. Gahan is app. to med. charge of the 31st foot.-10th regt. Major C. L. Strickland to be lieut. col. without purch. v. Considine, dec.; Capt. W. H. Goode to be maj. and Lieut. C. Dunbar, 18th foot, to be capt. in succ. to Strickland.-17th regt. Lieut T. O. Ruttlege to be capt. without purch. v. Grant, dec.; Ens. J. Bourke to be lieut. v. Ruttlege.-18th regt. Eas. W. B. Graham prom. to lieut. without purch. v. Dunbar, prom. into the 10th foot.-28th regt. Lieut. Thompson is app. to act as adjt, on the dep. of Lieut. Dane for England; Lieut. J. W. Shelton has obtained leave to Eur. for two years on m. c.; Major Wheeler and Lieut. Messiter on leave to England for two years.-29th regt. Ens. J. M. Lyle to be lieut. v. Dobbes, dec.-31st regt. Lieut. E. A. Noel, from the 53rd foot, to be lieut. v. Gray, who exchanges.-39th regt. Capt. Munro to Calcutta for two months, and to Eng. for two years.-40th regt. Lieuts. Huey and Morley, and Surg. McAndrew, M.D. to precede the regt. to Eng. and to report their arrival to the adj. gen. Horse Guards; Lieut. col. Stopford, C.B. is perm. to precede the corps to Eng.50th regt. Lieut. Mackenzie has obtained leave to Eng. for two years; Lieut. Tottenham app. to act as interp. to the corps, v. Mackenzie.-53rd regt. Lieut. H. W. J. Gray from 31st foot to be lieut. v. Noel, who exchanges.-60th regt. (Rifles, 1st bat.) The ships Stebonheath and Forfarshire, with detach. of this corps, reached Bombay on the 15th Oct. and the Princess Royal, with a third division of the 20th; the whole have proceeded to Poona.63rd regt. Lieut. Hughes to act as qu. mr. v. White.-80th regt. Maj. R. B. Wood, to be lieut. col. by purch. v. Baker who retires; Capt. R. A. Lockhart, to be maj. by purch. v. Wood; Lieut. A.,W. Riley, to be capt. by purch. v. Lockhart; Lieut. col. Baker to Calcutta, thence to England, pending her Majesty's confirmation of his retirement; Lieut. Welsh has leave for two years on m. c. to New South Wales.-62nd regt. Lieut. and qu. mr. Guy on leave to Calcutta, to appear before a board of med. officers.-84th regt. Lieut. col. Willington and Lieut. Saunders have obtained leave to Eng. the former for two years, the latter for eighteen months; Ens. R. C. Stewart, coll. qualified as interp.-86th regt. Lient. E. H. Kelly, allowed to proc. to Eng. for two years on m. c.; Lieut. J. Jerome has qualified as interp. in the Mahratta language; Capt. Thursby granted leave to Eng. for two years.-94th regt. Capt. Davenport has obtained leave to Eng. for two years.

BOILEAU, the lady of Capt. F. B. at Almorah, s. Oct. 9. BRETON, the wife of G. at Allahabad, d. (still-born) Oct. 10. CARTER, Mrs. James, at Agra, s. Oct. 16.

CHEW, Mrs. J. G. at Seebpoor, d. Oct. 12.

DOMESTIC.

BIRTHS.

ALEXANDER, the lady of Lieut. Wm. adjt. 2nd cav. at Gwalior, s.
Oct. 15.

BAKER, the lady of capt. 9th cav. at Cawnpore, s. Oct. 3.
BELL, Mrs. C. R. at Calcutta, d. Oct. 4.

BIGNELL, the lady of J. at Umballah, d. Oct. 4.

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DESSA, the wife of G. H. at Serampore, s. Oct. 12.
GILMORE, the wife of Canteen sergt. D. at Dum Dum, Oct. 8.
HARVEY, the wife of J. R. s. Oct. 13.

HUTCHINSON, the lady of J. R. c.s. at Allygurh, s. Oct. 8.
KING, Mrs. Jeremiah, at Calcutta, d. Oct. 10.
MACGREGOR, Mrs. Alexander, at Calcutta, d. Oct. 10.
MACGREGOR, the lady of Capt. R. G. at Agra, d. Oct. 11.
MACKLIN, the wife of John E. at Fattebghur, d. Oct. 6.
MACLEOD, the wife of Mrs. at Agra, d. Oct. 7.
PARRY, the wife of Conductor W. at Agra, s. Oct. 17. at
REBELLO, the lady of John, at Agra, d. Sept. 12.
SALT, Mrs. W. D. at Dinapore, s. Sept. 23.
SCALLAN, Mrs. T. at Calcutta, s. Oct. 11.

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HOOPER, Lieut. W. 12th N.I. at Ferozepore, aged 24, Sept. 1.
HOUSDEN, Mrs. A. widow of C. at Delhi, aged 46, Sept. 30.
KILBY, R. W. at Calcutta, aged 1, Oct. 9.
LADD, Caleb B. s. of C. aged 2, Oct. 8.

LARDNER, Maria J. d. of R. F. at Calcutta, aged 4, Cet. 18.
LEWIS, Ens. 48th N.I. at Loodianah, Sept. 2.
LIVINGTON, Donald, at Calcutta, aged 43, Oct. 12.
LONG, Capt. S. inv. est. at Meerut. Oct. 7.
MANGE, Louis, at Chandernagore, Oct. 8.
MCGREGOR, Ann S. d. of A. Oct. 12.

MELVILLE, Alexander, at Calcutta, aged 25, Oct. 10..
MYERS, Eleanor S. wife of R. at Bandah, aged 31, Oct. 9.
POIREL, Joseph, at Calcutta, aged 37, Oct. 16.

PRICE, Sophia C. wife of Capt. R. 67th N.L. at Allahabad, aged 23,

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Madras Bank were only legally available for a particular meeting, and are now startled to find that the same learned authority has since given an opinion of a directly opposite tendency. We here subjoin these two formal opinions of the chief law officer of the Crown:- !

COPY OF OPINION TWO.

1st. We are of opinion that a proprietor in the Madras Bank may by proxy authorize another proprietor to vote on his behalf generally, and that such a proxy will be valid for successive meetings. We consider that proxies of this kind are authorized by the 21st section, and think that no difficulty or question is raised in that section by the words "entitled to vote at any general meeting." Those words are correctly introduced, since the section does not apply to proprictors of one share only, or to proprietors of less than six months' standing.

We are also of opinion that the 19th section does not limit the number of proxies which any proprietor may hold, and we are also of opinion that the 21st section does not require the objects of a proxy to be specified, but that a proxy may be general, authorizing the nominee to vote on all objects.

None of the above points appear to us to admit of any serious doubt.

2nd. There might be some difficulty in bringing the points in question for judicial decision, We conceive that it could be done only in case some decision of the proprietors depended on the validity of votes of the kind objected to. In such a case, we think that upon a bill being filed by some of the shareholders, on behalf of themselves and others, against the directors, praying to restrain the directors from carrying the disputed resolution into effect, the Supreme Court would give its decision on the validity of the votes.

With reference to some points which might arise on such a bill, it may be useful to refer to Walworth v. Hott, 4 my and Cr. 635, and Fairthorne v. Weston, 3 Hare, 392-2, and the authorities cited in those cases.

3rd. We think that proxies executed in the United Kingdom do require a stamp. We think it must be considered that such proxies are within the Statute 55 George 3rd c. 184, schd. part 1st. Title "Letter of Attorney." And we think (though the point is not free of doubt) that questions as to the sufficiency of the stamp might properly be raised in India. See Alves v. Hodson, 7 T. R. 241.

The above Statute has recently been modified, as to proxies, by the Statute 7 and 8 Victoria, c. 21, schd. 1-6 and 7; and it may be useful for us to observe, that we think those provisions of the latter Sta. tute which respect proxies would be held to apply only to British companies, not to the case if a company in India, and that this latter statute leaves proxies of the latter description to be governed by the previous law,

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(Signed) FRED. THESIGER. LOFTUS WIGRAM.

COPY OF OPINION ONE. Case.

Your opinion is requested.

1st. Whether a general proxy of the proprietor entitled to vote at a general meeting is, under section xxi., legally available for more than one meeting, or whether a nominee can continue to vote subsequent to the date of such a proxy, until the same be revoked or otherwise rendered nugatory.

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TROOPS FROM CHINA. A detachment of the 2nd regiment, under the command of Major Shirreff, consisting of 300 of all ranks, arrived from China, since we last went to press, in the ship Worcester, which sailed from Chusan on the 27th of June, with h the following officers: - Capt. Green, Lieut. Erskine, Ensign (now Lieut.) Acton, Ensign Brown, and Assistant Surgeon Brigham. We understand the troops are in the best

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health, notwithstanding the protracted nature of the voyage, extending, to a period of 114 days. The last division of the gallant 2nd is on board the Duke of Rorburgh, which ship sailed on the same day with the Worcester from Chusan, and may, therefore, be looked for hourly. The 2nd regiment Native Infantry have now been nearly four years absent from Madras, and we believe none of our regiments have been so long abroad. A portion of this corps embarked for Burmah in November, 1841(when war with the Burmese was expected), and returned from Moulmein in time to rejoin their regiment, then under orders for China, where it has rendered such good service. The return of the 2nd regiment N. I. reminds us of our remarks in May, 1843, when the staff officers who had served with their regiments in China, until the termination of the war, and afterwards returned by order of Sir Hugh Gough, with a view to their resuming their staff duties in India, but who, on their arrival at this presidency, were ordered by the Most Noble the Marquis of Tweedale to rejoin their regiments. We find on referring to general orders that Major Shirreff bas, in consequence, been longer absent from his appointment than any of the other officers alluded to-the less to be regretted, inasmuch as it afforded him an opportunity of serving with much distinction as assistant adjutant general to the forces in China during active operations under the gallant Sir Hough Gough,—Athenæum, Oct. 21.

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At a special sitting of the Supreme Court yesterday, before their lordships, Sir Edward Gambier and Sir William Burton, Mr. J. St. Julian Carruthers was sworn in proctor and attorney. at-law. Mr. Carruthers retains his office as clerk to Sir William Burton.-Athenæum, Oct. 23.

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THE BISHOP.-The Lord Bishop of Madras arrived at the Presidency yesterday evening, and will, we are told, preach at the cathedral on Sunday. His lordship and family, during their stay at the Presidency, are, we understand, the guests of Sir Edward and Lady Gambier. The bishop, it is said, will remain at Madras rather longer than he at first intended, in consequence of a press of ecclesiastical business which his lordship has to attend to previous to his departure for Calcutta.- United Service Gazette, Oct. 24.

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THE 41ST NATIVE INFANTRY.-The 41st N.I. have been suddenly ordered to prepare for immediate departure to the northward, consequent on some lawless acts of recent occurrence on the frontiers of the Northern Circars. The regiment, it is stated, is to proceed by sea to Vizagapatam, but at this season a very unfavourable passage may be looked for. How inestimably valuable would a coast steamer be to Government on this emergency. We have not been able to ascertain the exact particulars of the disturbance above referred to, but it is rumoured that two small parties of the 37th grenadiers, one under a havildar and the other under a jemadar, were repulsed; and that the latter was obliged to lay down his arms. The Worcester, Kite, and, Sarah Crisp, are tendered as transports, and have been surveyed, but as yet nothing has been decided. - Ibid.

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ACCIDENT TO LIEUT. GREENLAW.-A correspondent at Jaul." nah, gives the following account of a very afflicting event which occurred at that station on the 10th inst. It is my painful. duty to inform you of a most melancholy and fatal accident, that two days since befel Lieut. Greenlaw, of the 32nd. Mr. Greenlaw a and family were occupying the bungalow on the hill, opposite the village of Murthil, about one-and-half miles from the cantonment, for the benefit of his child's health. He invited Ensign F. of his own corps, to spend the day with him on Friday last, the 10th inst., and, as antelopes abound along the hills in connection with the one I have alluded to, they went after some, and awful to say, Mr. F.'s rifle ball, discharged towards the animals, missed its object and entered the abdomen of poor Lieut. Greenlaw, whom Ensign F. did not see at the time, passing through his back, shattering the bladder, and perforating the intestines in ten different places. He was wounded between 8 and 9 A.M., and survived till 9 P.M., apparently with very little pain, and in full possession of his senses, till he expired. I need not tell you the deep affliction into which this has thrown poor Mrs. Greenlaw, and Capt. Baker's family, who are related; and Ensign F, poor young man, is distracted, having been the cause (although accidently) of the death of his best and dearest friend." Ibid. } 0 07

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VOLUNTEERS FOR H. M.'s 57TH.-The volunteering of the right wing of her Majesty's 57th foot will, we are informed by the Crescent, commence on the 30th inst., at Arnee, and terminate on the 1st proximo. The volunteering for the left wing, at Arcot, to commence on the 3rd, and terminate on the 5th proximo. The number of men so permitted to extend their ser- › vices in India are limited in number to the extent opposite the undermentioned corps, which will thus be completed to their full establishment inclusive of the probable number of men likely

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