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What must come next. Another subscription. Mr. BUCKINGHAM must live-so say his friends; and though his enemies might retort like the cynical Frenchman, “Sir, I see no necessity for it," we hold such an answer to be inhuman. We would not so deal with Mr. BUCKINGHAM'S necessities, if he be necessitous. We would willingly subscribe a trifle to aid in providing him with a couple of decent rooms in some cheap neighbourhood, and a daily chop. It may be fitting that he should have a home, but why must he have two mansions in George Street, Hanover Square, therein to walk about and disport himself, evening by evening, in silk stockings and embroidered waistcoat, amid blue spinsters and French grey dowagers, gilt chandeliers, foreign savans of the sixth rate, shining looking-glasses, or-molu and pasteboard finery, while the dawn of each day enables him to look from his own windows on those of the Lord Chancellor. There was nothing in the early circumstances of Mr. BUCKINGHAM's life that promised such magnificence; there has been nothing in his career to entitle him to enjoy it. How many better and incomparably abler men are now struggling with difficulties and pining in want! How many, after a life of suffering, await the approach of the great enemy under circumstances

Where all that's wretched paves the way to death. We do not know whether such thoughts ever occur to the members of the British and Foreign Institute; but if they do not, we may claim some credit for suggesting them.



Mr. BUCKINGHAM was anxious that his "Appeal" and "Address" should obtain notice from the press. We hope we have gratified him. But, after all, we will not give up Punch. One more remark and we have done. The profits of Mr. BUCKINGHAM'S appeal are promised to the Society for the Relief of Foreigners in Distress. When the accounts are made up, we should like to see the balance-sheet, to enable us to ascertain to what extent the funds of the society are likely to be benefited.

ATTACK ON THE BORNEO PIRATES. (From the London Gazette, Friday, Nov. 28). ADMIRALTY, Nov. 27.

Despatches have been received at this office from RearAdmiral Sir T. Cochrane, c.B., commander-in-chief of her Majesty's ships and vessels on the East-India station, of which the following are copies or extracts :

Agincourt, off Pulo Luboan, coast of Borneo,

Aug. 13, 1845. Sir, I arrived off the river Bruné (Borneo Proper), on the 6th inst.


If their lordships will be good enough to refer to a paragraph

towards the conclusion of the memorandum addressed to me by Mr. Brooke, under date the 3rd of July, 1845, they will find a statement of two natives of India having been detained as slaves in the capita! itself for two years, continuing under captivity in the presence of the British men-of-war, and from which slavery they made their escape on board the Hon. East-India Company's steam vessel Phlegethon, on her last visit there, only a few weeks since.

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Under such a glaring disregard of the understanding entered into with the Sultan in respect to slavery, I felt, in conjunction with Mr. Brooke, that it would not be right to permit this trans. action to pass without, in the first instance, holding the Sultan nswese èl Das indie #deq I


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responsible for it, and Paugerau Bedurudeen having stated that Paugerau Usop was the real offender, every thing should be kept quiet until my arrival at the capital. On the following day I went with the steamers to visit this singular capital,-or what is called a city,-being a miserable collection of bamboo houses, elevated upon piles, surrounded by water, except at low tide, when under many of them you perceive the bare mud; the poverty of the buildings being singularly and inexplicably contrasted with the manners, dresses, and deportment of the higher orders.

I visited the Sultan with all due ceremony, and, by previous understanding with the Rajah Muda Hassein and his brother Bedurudeen, the visit was entirely complimentary; but, after my departure on the same evening, and the following morning, Mr. Brooke had several meetings with those persons. The Sultan stated he was quite ready to punish Paugerau Usop, if I would afford my assistance in accomplishing it. It appeared that Usop (I suppose from conscious guilt) concluded he was the object sought, and had, on the day of my visit, told the Sultan that, if called on to answer on the score of piracy, he, would defend himself to the last.



In answer to my address to the Sultan, I received the accom. panying documents (Nos. 2 and 3), one calling for assistance, the other for personal protection. A subaltern's guard was accordingly sent to the Sultan's residence, and it was settled, through Mr. Brooke, that the Sultan should call on Usop to present himself before him unarmed, to answer for his conduct, and if he did not do so, his residence was to be attacked.

The Sultan's commands were accordingly conveyed to him, which not having been replied to within a given time, a shot was fired over his house, to which he promptly replied by a salvo from his battery, when a fire in earnest was opened upon him, and a few minutes sent him and his adherents off to the woods, and the marines landed and took possession of his house, where, among other things, 20 handsome brass guns of various calibre were found, and 150 half-barrels of gunpowder.

The guns the Sultan requested me to keep; but reserving two of the smallest for the purpose of sale, to produce funds to remunerate the two natives (now serving on board the Pluto) for their four years' captivity, I sent the remainder to the Sultan, with a message, through Mr. Brooke, to say that we never accepted any remuneration for the protection of friends who were disposed faithfully to carry out the engagements they had

entered into.

I learn from Mr. Brooke, who has been in communication with Muda Hassien and his brother since the flight of Usop and destruction of his property, that the occurrence has given great confidence to the well-disposed party, and that it will equally depress Usop's adherents in the town, of whom there were not a few; and I look for a double result from his punishment, namely, that while it assures the legitimate government of all proper support, they will equally perceive the rod that bangs over them should they be found wanting in their own conduct. I have, &c.,


THOS. COCHRANE, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief. To the Secretary of the Admiralty, London.

Agincourt, at sea, in lat. 8° 14' N., long. 116° 43′ E. Aug. 26, 1845. Sir,-Following out the intentions referred to in my despatch from Laboan (No. 142), of the 13th of August, I left my anchorage on the 15th inst., and reached the northern end of Borneo on the 17th.

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Having heard from various sources that Seriff Housman had, for the last twelvemonth, been making preparations against a probable attack, that he had strongly fortified one of the branches of a river in Malloodoo Bay, and was of a character and supported by resolute adlierents not likely to yield without a sharp struggle, I made corresponding arrangements for attack, and having anchored the Agincourt and frigates in a safe position in the hitherto little-known fine bay of Malloodoo, I hoisted my flag on board the Viren steam-sloop, and, attended by the Cruizer and Wolverine brigs, and the Hon. East-India Company's steam vessels Pluto and Nemesis, proceeded to the head of the bay, carrying deep water until within a couple of miles of the river's mouth, when the Vixen and brigs were obliged to anchor, and not far within them the Pluto, drawing only six feet, grounded

on the bar.

It being hopeless to attempt to make a further progress in these small vessels, I directed Capt. Talbot, assisted by Acting Capt. Lyster, and Commanders Fanshawe and Clifford, to take command of the gun and other boats of the squadron, filled with as many marines and small arin men as they could with propriety carry, and proceed up that branch of the Malloodoo stated by



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the pilots to be in the occupation of Seriff Housman; and, should their statements prove correct, to ascertain as far as possible the strength of his position and amount of force, either attacking the Seriff on his refusal to surrender, should he feel equal to the enterprise, or falling back to some suitable position, while he communicated with me in the event of his not considering his forcé sufficient to guarantee success.

The accompanying letter and report from Capt. Talbot will convey to their lordships a gratifying narration of his success, and prove the soundness of my judgment in selecting this officer for the important duty confided to him.

Their lordships will not fail to unite with me in deep regret at the heavy loss we have incurred; but when the great strength of the position is referred to, and that the force was for one hour exposed to the steadily-sustained fire of eleven heavy guns, within little more than 200 yards of our own position, it is rather astonishing than otherwise, and a source of thankfulness, the casualties were not more numerous.

Their lordships will not fail to notice the valorous conduct of Acting- Capt. Lyster, and those immediately under him, upon this occasion; who, undaunted by the fire with which they were assailed, steadily worked at a remarkably well-constructed boom for above an hour before he could effect an opening, and on the success of whose exertions mainly depended the advance of the force, who, in ignorance of any other manner of approaching the forts than by the river, could not be brought forward until this object was accomplished; and while I feel persuaded their lordships will be fully alive to such meritorious conduct, I deeply lament that death has removed from their lordship's power of reward that promising young officer, Mr. Leonard Gibbard, mate of the Wolverine, who bravely worked by Capt. Lyster's side. The wound he received on that occasion having, unfortu nately for his country and his friends, proved fatal on the following day.

I sent up the same evening a small detachment of gun-boats, under Commander Giffard, to burn such prahues and boats, and parts of the forts or town, as might have remained not completely destroyed, and to render unserviceable any iron guns, and to bring down with him any brass ordnance that might be there.

Two or three chiefs are known to have fallen on the present occasion, and there is every reason to believe that Seriff Housman, so formidable to all the neighbouring country, and whose valour was worthy of a better cause, is among the number slain; at least, I have certain information that he was carried off badly wounded; but, whether dead or living, I consider his influence to be entirely annihilated, and his confederacy with various pira. tical chiefs in the Archipelago broken up, for his power as much depended upon his being the encourager of other piratical tribes, and their supplier with goods in exchange for slaves, as in the force naturally at his command. I may add that, among many other articles of European workmanship, a bell belonging to the ship Guilbelen Ludwig, of Bremen, was found in the town. This vessel was supposed to have been wrecked on the Garsi Isles, about October or November last, but nothing has been heard of the crew. I have, &c.,

THOS, COCHRANE, Rear-Admiral, To the Secretary of the Admiralty, London.

Her Majesty's steam-vessel Vixen, Malloodoo Bay, Aug. 20, 1815. Sir, I have to report the proceedings of the expedition you did me the honour to place under my command.

Your Excellency's flag having been flying on board the Vixen, you are aware of its progress to the anchorage at the bead of the Malloodoo Bay; I commence, therefore, the details from that period.

The force, consisting of 530 seamen and marines (the detail of which I annex), conveyed in twenty-four boats, of which nine were gun-boats, left the Vixen at 3 P.M. on the 18th inst., and, after some little difficulty in hitting on the channel, was anchored off the mouth of the Sonoy-basar a little after sunset. Here we were joined by a boat from the Pluto, carrying the Agincourt's field-piece.

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The tide serving, about 11 r.. we weighed, and passing the bar, anchored within it. At daylight on the 10th we proceeded up the river in two divisions. After proceeding about two miles, I was informed by the Bruné pilots we were nearing the town; I therefore went ahead with Capt. Lyster to reconnoitre, On coming to an abrupt turn in the river, about three miles higher, we found ourselves suddenly in front of the position, which consisted of two stockaded forts, of eight and three guns each, commanding the reach. About 200 hundred yards below

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the fort was a boom across the river, apparently well constructed. The forts appeared to us to stand on a tongue of land, from which we were separated by the river, which at that point divided into two branches, and the pilots declared such to be the case: that turning to the right we observed was still further defended by a floating battery. There appeared, therefore, to be no means of carrying the position but by forcing the boom.


On rejoining the force, arrangements were made for the gun boats to advance to the boom, to cover the party appointed to cut through it; the remainder of the force to hold themselves to act when ordered. We had approached the boom to within 100 yards, when a flag of truce was observed to be coming towards us. Conceiving the object of the enemy was merely to gain time, I sent back a message, "that unless Seriff Housman came to me in half an hour, I should open fire." This being conveyed to the fort, the flag returned with an offer to admit me with two boats, that I might visit the Seriff. I declined, and the flag retired. The moment it was clear of the line of fire, the three-gun battery opened, and the cannonade became general on both sides.

The boom was composed of two large-sided trees, each sup}} porting a chain cable equal to ten or twelve inches, firmly bolted and secured round the trunk of a tree on each bank." A cut in the right bank allowed a canoe to pass, but was impassable to any of our boats.



One hour nearly elapsed before we could in any way remove the obstacle, during which time the fire of the enemy was well sustained, all the guns being laid for the boom. I need hardly mention it was briskly returned from our side, both from guns and small arms; and some rockets, well thrown by a party which had been landed on the right bank, appeared to produce considerable effect.



As soon as the passage was open for the smaller boats, they passed through rapidly, and embarked the marines from the large boats across the boom; ultimately, the whole force passed through. The enemy immediately quitted their defences, and fled in every direction. The marines and small-arm men having cleared the town, the marines were formed as a covering party, and parties of seamen were pushed up both banks of the river, but met with no opposition; at the same time, preparations were made for spiking the guns and destroying the stockades and town; in a short time these were completed, and the whole in flames, as well as three large proahs, and several smaller ones.

Being anxious to save the tide, and conceiving that the object contemplated by your Excellency was accomplished, I ordered the force to be re-embarked, and proceeded down the river to the Vixen.

When your Excellency considers the strength of the enemy's position, and the obvious state of preparation in which we found him, you will be prepared to learn that this service has not been performed without considerable loss. I regret very much to state it at 6 killed and 15 wounded. The loss on the part of the enemy was unquestionably, very great, but the surrounding jungle afforded the enemy the means of carrying away their dead, according to their custom in such cases. Nevertheless, some of those left on the field we recognized as persons of considerable influence.



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Pinnace, with rockets, Mr. Reeve, mate; 3 petty officers and 18 seamen.

'Cutter, Mr. Simcoe, mid.; 11 seamen.

Gun-boat, manned from Agincourt, Hon. East-India Company's steam-vessel Nemesis, with 1st company small armed men 1st cutter), Lieut. Reid; Mr. Hathorn, mid.; 1 petty officer and 10 seamen.

Gun-boat (2nd cutter), Mr. Young, mate; I petty officer and 10 seamen.

Gun-boat, with Agincourt's field-piece men, Pluto's cutter, Lieut. Heard; 2 petty officers and 13 men.

Her Majesty's ship Vestal's barge, Lieut. Morritt, senior lieut.; gun-boat, Mr. Pym, second master; I petty officer and 13 seamen.

Pinnace, Lieut. Pasco; Mr. Ward, assist. surg.: Mr. Sanders, mid.; 1 petty officer and 13 men.

Her Majesty's ship Vestal's gun-boat (cutter), Mr. Durbin, mate; 11 seamen; (gig), Mr. Eccles, clerk; 5 seamen. Her Majesty's ship Dædalus, gun-boat (launch), Mr. Wilkinson, second master; 1 petty officer and 18 seamen; (barge), Lieut. Randolph, senior lieut.; Mr. Huxham, mid.; 2 petty officers and 17 seamen; (pinnace), Mr. Nolleth, mate; Mr. Balcomb, mid.; 1 petty officer and 12 seamen; (cutter), Mr. Protheroe, mid.; 1 petty officer and 8 seamen.

Her Majesty's steam-vessel Vixen's gun-boat (pinnace), Lieut. Wilcox, senior lieut.; Mr. Dent, mate; 1 petty officer and 15 men; (1st cutter), Mr. W. Sainsbury, mid.; 9 seamen; (2nd cutter), Lieut. Bonham; 11 seamen.

Her Majesty's sloop Cruizer's gun-boat (pinnace), Lieut. Rodney, senior lieut.; Mr. Cotter, mid.; 1 petty officer and 12 men; (gig), Commander Fanshawe; 1 petty officer and 4 seamen; (cutter), Mr. Tuke, mid.; I petty officer and 8 seamen.

Her Majesty's sloop Wolverine's pinnace, Lieut. Hillier, senior lieut.; Mr. Johnson, mid.; 1 petty officer and 12 seamen; (gig), Commander Clifford; I petty officer and 4 seamen; (cutter), Mr. Gibbard, mate; 1 petty officer and 4 men.

Abstract of the foregoing detail. Agincourt.-Officers, 15; petty officers, 10; seamen, 99. Total, 124.

Vestal. Officers, 8; petty officers, 2; seamen; 42. Total, 52. Dedalus.Officers, 6; petty officers, 5; seamen, 55. Total, 66.

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Her Majesty's ship Agincourt.-Killed, 2 seamen, 2 royal marines. Wounded, Lieut. Thomas Heard (supernumerary belonging to the Samarang), slightly; 2 seamen, severely; I marine, slightly.

Killed.-Total, 6.

Wounded.-Total, 15.

Her Majesty's ship Vestal. Killed, 1 royal marine. Wounded, Mr. Pym, second master, badly; 1 royal marine, slightly.

Her Majesty's ship Dadalus.-Killed, none. Wounded, 2 seamen, dangerously.

Her Majesty's steam-vessel Vixen.—Killed, none. Wounded, 1 seaman, severely; 1 seaman, slightly; 1 stoker, slightly. Her Majesty's brig Cruizer.-Killed, none. Wounded, 2 seamen, slightly. Wounded, royal marine,

Her Majesty's brig Wolverine.-Killed, none. Mr. Leonard Gibbard, mate, dangerously; severely.

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VICE-CHANCELLOR'S COURT, Nov. 22. GLASSE V. MARSHALL AND THE EAST-INDIA COMPANY. The argument on behalf of the plaintiff in support of the injunction he had obtained to restrain the defendant from receiving the amount of certain East-India bonds, and the East-India Company from paying them to any other person than the plaintiff, was continued.

Mr. BETHELL, who was counsel for the plaintiff, insisted that the language of the 4th sect. of the 51 Geo. 3, c. 64, made it indisputably clear that the analogy which had been attempted to be established between the bonds of the East-India Company and negotiable instruments could not be maintained. The form of the instrument itself was also an argument in favour of this construction, as it declared that no action should be brought, for either principal or interest, without twelve months' notice, both on the side of the Company and the holder of the bond. He submitted that the effect of the statute amounted to no more than this, that the bonds of the Company should be ca pable of being transferred by delivery of the possession. The assignment or transfer could only be such as was legal; for surely no intention so absurd could be attributed to the Legislature as that of compelling the East-India Company to pay the money secured by the bond to any one who might happen to find it in the street, or become possessed of it by fraudulent means. The statute could only refer to a lawful delivery of the bond by the bona fide holder. Upon the case made by the affidavits in support of the injunction, it was alleged that there had been no lawful delivery of the bonds, and therefore the title remained to be inquired into. Of the jurisdiction of the Court to grant an injunction in such a case, no doubt could be entertained. It was shewn on the affidavits that the plaintiff had given notice to the Company not to pay the principal or the interest upon the bonds to the defendant, or any one else than the plaintiff, and the Company had refused to accept such notice. The Company had, therefore, been brought here of their own accord to establish the validity of their refusal to act on the notice, and they had voluntarily placed themselves in a situation, both as to the law and the circumstances of the case, to leave the Court no alternative but to make the injunction to restrain the payment of the bonds extend to them.


Mr. SPEED, on the same side, contended that the only object of the 51 Geo. 3, c. 64, was to give a legal effect to the right which the bondholder had before the statute of assigning the bond by delivery and indorsement. The assignee had all the rights, both legal and equitable, of the original holder. But the Court must have regard, in putting a construction upon the statute, to the circumstances under which the instrument had passed to the present holder. If the bond had been stolen or obtained by fraud, it could not be said the holder was the assignee under the statute. The assignee could only be the bona fide holder; and in this case, the bonds had never been 'assigned and transferred" to Mrs. Marshall. He denied the analogy between East-India bonds and Bank of England notes. A bank-note was a legal tender for any sum beyond £5,-it was considered as money, but the bonds of the Company were nothing more than securities for money. As such securities, the jurisdiction of the Court to restrain their circulation could not be disputed. And, admitting them to be securities that were negotiable, the holder had no better title than the indorsee of a bill of exchange. He could not understand how the value of the bonds could be depreciated by the interference of the Court to prevent immediate payment, as it would be much more preju dicial to the securities if the Court were to decide that, when they fell into the hands of a fraudulent holder, it could give no protection to the party to whom they lawfully belonged. Mr. STUART having replied,

The VICE-CHANCELLOR (Sir L. SHADWELL) said that, of the general right of the Court to interfere by injunction in such a case as this, he had no doubt whatever. The Court could always exercise a jurisdiction in cases of fraud; and, unless the words of the Act of Parliament in this case were so precise and cogent as to take it away, that jurisdiction must remain. His Honour did not see any thing in the Act which expressly declared that the Company should be liable to pay the bonds in whosoever hands they might be, or by whatever means they might have been obtained. It could not be the right construction of the Act to say that, if A came to the East-India Company with bonds in his hand, and B knocked him down and took them away, payment should be made to B, and not to A. The case, as originally represented on the plaintiff's affidavits, was a case of fraud; and that case bad not yet been met. He did not wish to make the observation harshly pressing on Mrs. Marshall. There might be a good reason why the thing was not explained, but the possible explanation remained to be given, and the Court, in the meantime, could only act upon the facts before it.

It appeared that the plaintiff and his wife chose to live in a sort of amicable separation. Personally they could not agree, but they appeared to live peaceably enough when they were absent from each other. In October, 1844, the lady died, and the affidavits represented that Mrs. Marshall, who lived in a separate dwelling, came to the house where her mother had resided, and, without a shadow of legal right, possessed herself of all that had belonged to her mother, including a number of East-India and Dutch bonds. The plaintiff, her father, took out administration to his wife, and made an application to the Court that his daughter might be restrained from parting with the bonds, and that the East-India Company might be also restrained from paying the moneys secured by the bonds to Mrs. Marshall or any other person than the plaintiff. Nobody doubted that the injunction as regarded Mrs. Marshall was right, and it appeared to his Honour that it was the duty of the Court to interfere. He admitted that, when a party obtained an injunction that was too large in its terms, he would have to indemnify the party against whom it was granted by the payment of costs to the extent of the injury arising from the injunction being too large; and, if the parties could agree on the fact that part of the bonds were parted with before the injunction was granted, it might be very well to dissolve the injunction as to them; but, at present, the Court had no evidence before it on which it could proceed as to this part of the case. With reference to an observation of counsel, that the Finance Committee of the East-India Company were apprehensive that the value of East-India bonds would be depreciated by the operation of an injunction of this sort, his Honour was of opinion that, though the Finance Committee, who were gentlemen eminently competent in matters of finance, might think that the bonds were of more value because in the event of their being stolen the thief might receive the money instead of the lawful owner, yet there were other persons who might consider the bonds to be of greater value if the thief could not obtain immediate payment, and the money was secured to the person to whom it properly belonged. Unless, however, his Honour, had some better evidence as to which of the bonds had been parted with by Mrs. Marshall, he should continue the injunction as it stood, and reserve for the present the consideration of the question of costs.


His Honour (Sir L. SHADWELL) observed, that a letter had been written to him by Mrs. Marshall relating to this case, which had recently been argued before him, and also enclosing two other letters, which appeared to have been addressed to the late Duke of York and Sir Herbert Taylor, and returned to her; but how a returned letter could prove the truth of the thing contained in it his Honour could not see. He should adopt his uniform course of banding the letters to the counsel on the other side.

Mr. BETHELL said he was happy to inform the Court the matter had been arranged between the parties.

(Sittings in Banco.)

THE QUEEN v. HENRY NEEDHAM SCROPE SHRAPNELL. This was a criminal information, under the 49 Geo. 3, against the defendant, for having endeavoured, by certain written communications, to induce Sir Henry Willock and General Robertson, being directors of the East-India Company, to enter for pecuniary considerations into a corrupt contract with the defendant for the sale of one or more offices, which were in the gift, or under the patronage, and within the influence, of Sir Henry Willock and General Robertson, or their immediate friends. The defendant pleaded guilty.

The SOLICITOR-GENERAL now moved that he be brought up for the judgment of the Court. There were four separate informations against the defendant, founded respectively upon letters which he had written to Lady Willock, Mrs. Plowden, General Robertson, and the general's wife.

Upon the part of the defendant an affidavit was read, which stated that, at the time of writing the letters in question, he was labouring under acute mental distress and excitement, arising from the death of his father and the derangement of his affairs, and losses consequent thereon; that in such state of mind he wrote the letters complained of, in the desperate hope of retrieving his affairs, but was not aware that in so doing he was committing an indictable offence, either in respect to the act of solicitation itself, or the nature of the office which he attempted to procure by such means; that although he wrote the letters in question, yet he never took any other steps in furtherance of the purpose, and that the letters were in fact posted during his temporary absence at Boulogne-sur-Mer, but

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The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (with whom were the SolicitorGeneral and Mr. Pollock) addressed the Court, and said that although the directors of the East-India Company did not wish to press with any severity upon the defendant upon the present occasion, yet they could not but feel that it was their duty to bring the case before the Court, with a view to protect against all improper interference the source of the extensive patronage which they possessed for the benefit of the public, and which it so much concerned the public itself to preserve pure and undefiled. The defendant had already suffered considerable imprisonment, and had endured some other misfortunes of a personal and family nature, into which he (the Attorney-General) would

not enter.

Mr. CORNER having addressed the Court upon the part of the defendant, and having dwelt upon the mitigatory circumstances connected with the defendant's conduct, concluded by suggesting that the justice of the case would be sufficiently answered by calling upon his client for the present to give security that he would come up for judgment at any future occasion upon which the prosecutors might think proper to require that he should do so. The learned counsel expressed a hope that this last suggestion would receive the assent of the counsel for the prosecution.

The ATTORNEY. GENERAL said that, having already recommended the defendant to the mercy of the Court, he should neither oppose the proposal nor consent to it, but leave the case altogether in the hands of their lordships.

The Court having consulted together for about a quarter of an hour,

Mr. Justice WILLIAMS proceeded to deliver the judgment of their lordships, and having dwelt upon the very serious nature of the offence, adverted to the fact of the prosecutors having so strongly recommended the defendant to mercy. The Court was, in such circumstances, unwilling to act with a greater degree of rigour towards the defendant than seemed to be required by the prosecutors themselves. It was, however, impossible for the Court not to see how important it was to the public interests that the exercise of the right of appointing to the offices in question should be free, impartial, and incorrupt, or how serious was the offence of endeavouring to procure such appointments upon corrupt considerations. Although the Court, therefore, was desirous of giving every possible effect to the merciful intimation which had been expressed, they felt bound by a sense of their duty to the public to sentence the defendant to a serious degree of punishment. The sentence of the Court, therefore, was, that the defendant be imprisoned in the Queen's prison for the space of four calendar months.


THE SONS OF CALEDONIA IN INDIA.-The anniversary dinner of the Scottish Hospital took place at the London Tavern, on St. Andrew's-day. THE CHISHOLM in the chair. Dwarkanauth Tagore and Mohun Lal were present. On their healths being drunk, DWARKA NAUTH TAGORE, în acknowledging the compliment, commenced by apologizing for his inadequacy sufficiently to express his feelings of gratitute for the kind manner in which his health had been drunk. When three years ago he was in this country, he received the honour of the freedom of the City of Edinburgh, an honour which any man might well be proud of. Although, therefore, he was a stranger to the present party, he was really one of themselves. His connection with Scotchmen dated from an early period of his life. The little education he had received in the English language was derived from Scotchmen. He was brought up in business by Scotchmen, and all his fortune and property in India had been left in the hands of To Scotchmen; in fact, all his partners were Scotchmen. Scotchmen the people of India were deeply indebted; their subscriptions had established the College at Calcutta, where 1,500 boys are annually educated; and every Indian must feel the obligations of gratitude he owed to Scotland. But while that was a meeting of Scotchmen, he could not forget that India had derived the greatest benefit from the whole British nation; their influence had relieved the native population from the hand of Mahomedan tyranny, and they now enjoyed by law the same rights and privileges which Englishmen did in their own country. When kindly invited to attend that festival, he had promised to do so, unless he were turned out of the country by the severity of the climate. He was glad that he had been enabled to fulfil his promise, and that the occasion was one of so cha-ritable a character. MOHUN LAL returned thanks in an appropriate speech,

IMPORTATION OF COOLIES INTO JAMAICA.-According to the Morning Journal, it will require, on the lowest calculation, one hundred thousand pounds per annum of additional taxation to supply this island with six thousand coolies per year." For our own part," it remarks, "we think the measure of coolie immigration so fraught with absurdity and injustice, and so unlikely to confer any permanent benefit on the country, that we are surprised to find men of experience and reflection at all favourable to it."-Baptist Herald.ab y de dettek.

EGYPT. The Pasha, who has for a long period talked of dissolving the Egyptian Transit Company, and taking the conveyance of passengers into his own hands, has formally announced to Col. Barnett his definitive intention to do so.-Times.

RELIC FROM THEBES.-The museum of Belfast is about to become the depository of an interesting relic of the 18th dynasty. Sir James Emerson Tennent has brought down from Thebes the hand of the colossal statue of II. (born B. C. 1580), which travellers used to remark at the south-west propylon of the Grand Temple of Karnuk. The four fingers are 2 feet 5 inches across, which would correspond with a fulllength figure of 56 feet. The Pasha has permitted its exportation, and it is intended as a present to the town of Belfast by their late representative.

LORD METCALFE.We are happy to find that the health of the Governor-General is improving. The Montreal Herald of the 13th gives the following official bulletin (signed, James Crawford, M.D., Robert L. M'Donnell, M.D.):-"The health of his Excellency the Governor-General has for some time been steadily improving, and he continues to take an airing Idaily in his carriage, when the weather permits."

COTTON CULTURE IN INDIA. We are glad to observe the frequent notice which has been taken in the papers of the last two or three weeks of the important subject of cotton culture in India. One or two of the parties, whose letters have been published, have thrown out the opinion that the Anti-Slavery Society was about to take the lead, or at all events an active part, in the formation of a company for promoting this object. It is proper, perhaps, that we should say there is no foundation for such an expectation. An effort of this sort would be altogether, and very widely, remote from the proper objects of that society. The committee, however, are deeply interested in the subject, and ready at all times to do whatever they can consistently do in relation to it.—Anti- Slavery Reporter.

THE OVERLAND MAIL.-We understand that Mr. Waghorn is now actively engaged in preparing for the trials of the Trieste route, as regards time, against that by Marseilles, and that a meeting of the London East-India and China Association will shortly take place, in order that the merchants of the City may choose the six months in summer and winter to practically settle all doubts on the subject of the present superiority of the Trieste route.-Times,

ACCIDENT TO MRS. WAGHORN.We regret to state that Mrs. Waghorn, the wife of Lieut. Waghorn, met with an accident last week, by which she received a compound fracture of one of her legs. The accident occurred on the way from her residence at Snodland to Strood, in a four-wheeled carriage, driven by the man servant, when the horse shied at a donkey in the road, and started off. The servant begged his mistress to keep her seat, telling her he should be able to pull the horse up; but she became alarmed, threw herself out, and thus unfortunately met with the accident.Ibid. V AZONAS

SIR HENRY POTTINGER, while her Britannic Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary in China, presented a silver Pievie eup, weighing upwards of 130 ounces, to Capt. W. Warden, commanding the East-India Company's steam-frigate Queen, in the China seas, as a special token of his regard and esteem for his services at that time. The cup has recently arrived in this country by a ship from Calcutta, and bears an inscription of the particulars of the names of the giver and the recipient, and the cause of its presentation; and an application has been made to Government Ibid. for its delivery free of duty, which has been com plied with.THE "TORY." On Tuesday, Dec. 2, the master of the Tory was again brought before Mr. Broderip, having been unable to attendo on the previous Tuesday through illness, and, after a to the following very lengthened examination, he was

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with, and at the close, the prisoner was further remanded till Tuesday, Dec. 9th. THE MAILS, SOUTHAMPTON, Nov. 25.-The Oriental Com pany's steamer, Captain Soy, arrived at the motherbank this morning, at half-past eight o'clock, from Alexandria, and landed the East-India and China mails, which were forwarded to London by the eleven o'clock train. Her dates are-Alexandria, Nov. 9th; Malta, 13th, and Gibraltar, 19th. DEC. 2.-The


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Oriental Company's steam-ship, the Tagus, Captain Brooks, left the docks this day, with the East India and China mails, en route for Alexandria, having a full cargo of bale goods, and about sixty passengers.-Times.

AMERICAN CONSUL AT HONG-KONG.-The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mr. Frederick J. Bush, as consul at Hong-Kong, for the United States of America.


SEARCH FOR COAL IN INDIA.-The Court of Directors of the East-India Company have nominated Mr. D. H. Williams to proceed to India to institute an examination of the coal districts of that country, geologically and practically, and the superintendence of any coal-works that may be established. The term of Mr. Williams's engagement is five years, and his salary £800 per annum, exclusive of an allowance for travelling expenses, a gratuity of £200 in aid of his expenses for outfit and passage, and the like sum on his return,

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Nov. 24. Mary Ann, Darke, Madras; Penyard Park, Weller, New South Wales; Louisa, Wycherly, Bombay: Olympus, Whyte, China; Patriot Queen, Adamson, Bengal; Dryad, Hansen, Singapore; Rota, Carl, Batavia; Minerva, Brown, Bengal (at Cux. haven).-25. Aletta, Batten, Batavia.-26. Caledonia, Haitwell, New South Wales; Duke of Wellington, Marman, and Duke of Wellington, Hargreaves, Bengal; City of London, Antram, Madras and Mauritius.-27. India, Sutherland, China; Mary Ann, Marshall, Singapore; Crest, Wilkinson, Sumatra (at Gibraltar). -28. Bangalore, Aiton, China.-29. Lady Mary, Scott, Mauri tius.-DEC. 1. Ida, Campbell, Cape.-4. Madagascar, Weller, Bengal; Peruvian, Lancaster, Cape.-5. Active, Renant, Bengal.




From the DowNS. Nov. 22. Persian, Edington, Calcutta; Tigris, Linton; Ceylon.-23. Fairy Queen, Owen, Calcutta, or Coast of Africa; Cheverell, Stoke, Cape and Batavia; Honduras, Cayzer, Sydney; Bromleys, Knox, Algoa Bay.-24. Herald, Turnbull, Algos Bay; Port Fleetwood, Vidler, Cape; John Witt, Donovan, Madras and Bengal, and put back.

From LONDONDERRY.-Nov. 8. Unicorn, Nicol, Mauritius. From NEWPORT.-Nov. 13. Caroline, Bell, Ceylon.-24. Wan derer, Potter, Ceylon; Eliza Johnstone, Donaldson, Ascension,

From BRISTOL.-Nov. 23. Ennerdale, Boadle Calcutta, and put back.-24. Providence, Page, Calcutta, and put back.

From SHIELDS.-Nov. 21. Isabella and Ann, Main, Ceylon,25. Ostrich, Smith, Madras and Calcutta.-Dec. 1. Rokeby, Trotter, Bombay.

From BORDEAUX. Nov. 21. Susan, Wishart, Mauritius.ra ⚫ From HARTLEPOOL.-Nov. 30. Glenmore, Barnett, Aden.

From LIVERPOOL.-Nov. 22. Flora Muir, Brown, and Nemesis, Deas, Bombay.-23. Siren, Turpin, Calcutta.-28. Henry Gardner, Kemp, Calcutta ; Templar, Marshall, Ceylon.

From PORTSMOUTH.-Nov. 23. Ellen, Irving, Maulmain; Royal Albert, Scaulan, Cape and Calcutta.

From CowES.-Nov. 23. Chance, Wrangles, Mauritius. From TORBAY.-Nov. 23. Brauken Moor, Carr, Launceston. From PLYMOUTH.-Nov. 23. Susan, Ager, Cape and Madras. From FALMOUTH.-Nov. 22, Iron Queen, Pasley, Singapore; Iris, Trivett, Mauritius; Sarah Bell, Miller, Port Natal.-23. Triad, Lyell, Hobart Town; Waterloo, Van Duyn, Batavia; Enterprize, Ward, Ascension.-24. Bristol, Cowart, Bombay.


Per steamer Tagus from Southampton, Dec. 3, for Malta and to proceed to Alexandria, per Iberia.


For MALTA. Mr. J. A. Broadbent, Mr. Briggs, Mrs. Bell and two children; Mrs. Robinson, Mr. M. M Master, Mr. J. Wyatt, Mr. Abel Tasker, Mr. Sidney, Mr. J. Hanham, R.N.; Mr. Rutherford, Mr. S. Westrup,

For ALEXANDRIA Capt. and Mrs. Crawford; Lieut. W. F. Hunter, Mrs. Danvers and servant; Mr. Knowles, Col. Forbes, Mr. Graham, Master C. Richardson, Mr. T. Lancaster, Mr. Collum, Capt. St. Barbe Brown, Mrs. Bate, child, and servant; Miss GarBuist, Mr. G. W. Currie, Mrs. General Hughes and friend; Mrs. diner, Mies Adams, Lord Longford and servant; Miss Shaw, Dr.

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