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14,518 Times, Sept. 17.
A salute from the battery on the evening of Thursday last, announced to the lieges of Bombay the arrival of the Hon. the Go. vernor at the Presidency.-Ibid. Sept. 20.
Runmul Lucka, of ship-burning notoriety, has been arrested on a warrant issued by L. C. C. Rivett, esq. on a charge of “threatening to accuse a person of crime in order to extort money.” It appears that he went to the office of Manockjee Limjee, esq. and privately told him that he must persuade a respectable house to which he is broker to pay him (Runmul) a sum of 2,000 rupees, or that otherwise he should accuse the managing partner of the firm of conspiring with him to defraud the underwriters on the ship Belvidere, wbich was wilfully burned at Singapore. Information was immediately given at the police office, and he was arrested the same evening. When brought before Mr. Rivett he denied the accusation altogether. We understand that bail to a considerable amount has been refused, pending an investigation into the charge. The crime of which he is accused is a felony, and punishable with transportation.-Ibid.
Letters from Sholapore state that a Medical Committee, composed of Drs. Pinton, Currie, Cruickshank, and Wilkinson, assembled recently by order of the Medical Board at that station, to select the site for a proposed new jail. Want of jail accommodi tion is the universal cry all over the Mofussil.—Courier, Sept. 19.
Letters from Poona mention a rumour, very current among the good folks there, that the Government have in contemplation the promotion of a number of the highest medical warrant officers of this establishment to sub-assistant surgecns. The very great paucity of assistant surgeons available in this presidency has indeed long rendered such a measure exceedingly desirable: the execution of it would, we feel certain, be productive of incalculable advantage to the public service. Among the can. didates for the superior grade, those mentioned most favourably are Messrs. Anding, Vitters, Maclean, and Gregory.-Ibid.
BELGAUM.-We have recieved letters from our Belgaum correspondent, bearing dates 10th and 13th instant. We are in. formed that Mr. Browne, the Judicial Commissioner, who had left Belganm for Poonah in consequence of a severe domestic affliction, has not returned to the station, and it is expected that Mr. Lumsden, at present at Kolapore, will be appointed to the duty of trying the prisoners at Belgaum. Our readers may recol. lect that a gold medal was presented by the inhabitants of the city of Perth, to Golapah, a sepoy of the 16th M.N.I., in testimony of their approbation and thanks for his devotion in protecting the body of his officer, and their townsman, the late lamented Lieut. Campbell. This medal was delivered to the brave man about three weeks ago, in presence of the whole of the troops of the station at a special parade. We understand that the sepoy has been pro.
moted to the rank of lance naique :-this is a good principle, but we think that the promotion was not adequate to the service performed. At Malacca a sepoy for doing nearly the like service for a lieutenant of the 5th M.N.I. on the latter being seriously wounded, was promoted at once to the rank of bavildar, because perhaps the officer he protected survived his wounds! Our cor. respondent says, “I hear that a sepoy, named Kotiah, who as. sisted the rewarded man, when Lieutenant Campbell fell mortally wounded and expired, has been overlooked." The Court of Inquiry which assembled to investigate the charges brought by a captain against the adjutant of his corps, had been adjourned the week previous to the date of our correspondent's letter. Our correspondent gives us a long account of the
state of affairs between parties con. cerned in this case, but we will not depart from our principle of refraining from all remarks upon any case that may be before a court of inquiry, or a court-martial, or one pending a decision. When the present matter has been disposed of, we may perhaps say something upon it. Our correspondent informs us that Captain Adams leaves Belgaum immediately on division leare. The rains, after ceasing for some time, have recommenced at Belgaum. The scarcity of rain this year forms matter for general complaint this season in the villages in the Belgaum district, and it is expected that grain of all descriptions will be both scarce and dear this year.- Bombay Courier, Sept. 19.
KOLAPORE.--Our correspondent bas obliged us with the fol. lowing extract from a letter from Kolapore, dated 6th September, 1845 :-“ Provisions for troops are very scarce here-rice is being sold at the rate of 8 seers per rupee, and that only of second sort, and inferior quality. A few days ago the sepoys went into the town and kicked up a row with the grain-dealers; they would very probably have paid them off for their high prices, but the vigilance of the commandant prevented the occurrence of any thing like a disturbance. A guard was immediately placed over the grain. bazaar to check quarrels, and an order was published intimating to the sepoys, that in making their purchases they were to pay the prices demanded in the bazaar, and if dissatisfied were to prefer their complaints in the regular way, but that they would not be allowed to take the law into their own bands. We understand that the rajah's people levy some charges on grain coming from other places to the bazaars, and it is this principally which causes the grain-dealers to enhance prices. This should be looked to, and we have no doubt the British authorities will do the needful at Kolapore. A church is being built within the lines, as also a house for the resident. It is rumoured that the services of some of the troops at Kolapore will be indented for in a few days to proceed against one of the chiefs who refuses to pay any thing to the rajah. The place is within thirty miles of Kolapore. This, we suppose, is the same personage whom the Madras papers re. presented as having refused to pay his kist. This chief, we are given to understand, is willing to come to any terms with us if we, on our part, guarantee the supremacy of British rule throughout the Kolapore state, and bind ourselves to respect the rights, privi. leges, and customs of the people as their former rajahs did. It is reported that some such arrangement is likely to be entered into, and that the rajah and his family are to get a stipulated allowance from the revenues of the country of about one lakh and eighty thousand rupees per annum till the dues to the British Govera. ment have been paid—these have accumulated greatly by the recent operations in the country, and will never be finally settled, for, unless the state be under our rule, there will be no end to petty wars and disturbances, which will have to be quelled by the aid of our arms, and which, consequently, will, upon each application, leave the country more in our debt. The recruiting of the rajah's infantry corps is getting on very slowly indeed; it does not muster at present more than 350 men. The rajah is also about to raise a cavalry corps. Soobanah Nickum is still a close prisoner in the quarter-guard of the 1st M. N.I.; the greatest vigilance is used to prevent his escape, and the poor fellow is kept strongly handcuffed and chained, thongh not well in health. It is the current opinion at Kolapore that the man will not be hanged, but that he will either be imprisoned or transported for life. The prisoner is represented to be rather a small-made and spare man, of middle age and darkish complexion, with a rather ronarkable expression of countenance. There has been a scarcity of rain at Kolapore also, and prospects here are as gloomy as in the Belgaum district.-Ibid.
We understand that the reply of Mr. Advocate General Le Mes. surier has gone in to Government against the charges of Sir Henry Roper.-Times, Sept. 20.
Letters from Poonah of the 22nd inst. intimate that some beavy rain had fallen on the previous day, and that, from the appearance of the atmosphere, a further supply was expected. This change in the weather was considered extremely favourable.--Ibid.
A correspondent from Rajcote puts the following query:
“ Had you ever any notice of a comet, visible a little to the east of himself and the officers, with much warmth of feeling and ex. of north, about 3 A. M. in the first days of June, which was then pression, proposed Colonel Dunsterville's health, and the other by visible in Kattiawar? Its head was downwards ; it stretched per- the esteemed and honoured guest himself.- Times, Sept. 27. pendicular to the earth, and appeared about twenty degrees above Three boxes of letters, each weighing 5 lbs, will we understand the horizon," -Ibid.
be transmitted by to-day's steamer to Lieut. Waghorn at AlexanBhooJ.-A friend writing from Bhooj on the 14th inst, says- dria, with the view of enabling that gentleman to test, by an actual “ I see by the papers that the people around Poonah are com- conveyance of despatches, the comparative merits of the Trieste plaining of want of rain. They cannot be worse off than we are. and Marseilles overland routes. Two of the boxes will contain No rain has fallen here, and famine appears to be staring the poor Calcutta and Madras packets--the other Bombay ones. We in the face. The villages all round are getting fast deserted, and wish Mr. Waghorn every success in the enterprise he is about to grass is now nearly three times the price it was, owing to the undertake. His zeal in the cause of rapid travelling is inimitable. scarcity of provender. Carts are not procurable, or we might have -Ibid. Oct. 1. looked to Bombay and the coast for supplies at least of grass.”Ibid.
NOTICE TO MARINERS. We have learnt, with much regret, that every effort of the com.
A Fixed Light has been placed on the Dutch Obelisk at Hare mittee has failed in inducing the Bombay community generally to
Island, off Tuticoreen, having the following bearings. The large subscribe the small sum which is required to finish the theatre, and
Catholic Church, W. by N. N. 24 miles. The small church on make it available for public parties and entertainments.-Ibid.
Vonteevo (the next island to the north) N. by E. | E. 24 miles. The WEATHER.- In the four collectorates of Goozerat (Ahme. North end of the Coilnapatnam reef S. by W. 10} miles. Tridabad, Khaira, Broach, and Surat), general crops promised well chendore pagoda S. by W. westerly 18 miles. It may be seen in up to the close of the fortnight, but the rain had not been suf- ordinary weather at the distance of 8 to 10 miles from the deck of ficient for rice, which it was apprehended would be more or less a vessel of about 300 tons. deficient. In most places there was but little water in the tanks. A vessel making the port at night may anchor with it bearing In Tannah, the progress of the early rice was partially checked, from W. N. W. to W. by S, about 14 to two miles off shore, and the transplantation of the later kinds suspended, by the inter- where good holding.ground will be found in 6 to 6) fathoms. mission of the rain. In Colabah, the state of things had been At 3} miles' distance with the same bearings, the ground is foul similar, but was retrieved by a plentiful fall towards the close of on pearl banks. the fortnight. In Candeish, the prospects were very unfavourable, In approaching from the South the light may be kept about and the people were beginning to quit their villages. 20th Sep- N.N.W. till within 3 or 4 miles, when the above anchorage tember, 1845.- Ibid.
may be selected ; but, should a vessel suddenly deepen her water Yesterday, at 3 o'clock, Runmul Lucca was again brought from 7 or 8 fathoms to 12, 15, or 20, she should immediately up and placed at the bar, before L. C. C. Rivett, Esq. and fully steer north till she makes the light, taking care to keep farther to committed to take his trial at the ensuing criminal sessions, for seaward if it bears north of N.N.W. The outer part of this deep “ feloniously threatening to accuse William Graham of an water lies a little to the north of the head of the Coilnapatnam offence punishable by law with transportation, with the view reef, and bears S. by E. 10 miles from the Tuticoreen light. and intent of extorting and gaining money from the said From the north a vessel may keep the light about S.W. till with. William Graham, contrary to 9 Geo. IV. chap. 74, sec. 82.” in 3 or 4 miles, when she must steer more out for the anchorage ; On the warrant of committal being delivered into the hands but in no instance ought the water to be shoaled under 61 fathoms, of the constable to take the prisoner to the jail, Runmul excepting with the bearings on for the anchorage, and then not Lucca endeavoured to plead innocence, and requested to be under 6. allowed to remain in the police jail, which being refused, he moved In the N.E. monsoon, vessels should lie with a good scope of off very reluctantly, supported by two police peons. In bis exa- cable out; as, although the seas are not heavy, they are sharp and mination, after having entered into the details of some transac- occasion a chain to jerk. The sea-breeze at this time blows on the tions he had with Messrs. W. & A. Grabam and Co. Runmul reef, and a second anchor with chain ranged ought always to be
“ that he told Manockjee Limjee, that if Mr. Graham kept ready for letting go. did not pay him the 2,000 rupees, they should both be ruined !" In the S.W. monsoon, which usually lasts from the middle of -Ibid. Sept. 23.
May to the middle of August, the port may be made without fear ; We have heard it mentioned that the steam frigate Auckland, for, although the winds are very violent, they are invariably off which is now at Aden, is likely to be stationed there for some time shore from W. to S.W. accompanied by smooth water. At this to come. It having been represented to the authorities there, by time vessels may approach the reef to five fathoms, but should the political agent, Captain Haines, that the constant presence of always have a stream anchor to seaward, as occasionally, during a steamer at Aden was a great desideratum, the Auckland was the lulls of the monsoon, a light air comes in from the eastward. detached on this special duty.-Courier, Sept. 23.
Longitude of the Obelisk, assuming MaIn consequence of the inconvenience to which European tra- dras Observatory to be in 80° 17' 20" E. 78° 14' 1" East. vellers are at present subjected from the want of proper accom- Latitude
8° 47' 17" North. modation at Trombay, the Military Board, we hear, have recently Variation of the Compass, 1842
51'00" Eastly. proposed the erection of a travellers' bungalow somewhere in its
JOHN J. FRANKLIN, vicinity to remedy the evil. The estimated expense of the
In charge of the Manaar Survey. uilding is low, being a little above a thousand rupees ; which cir- Jaffna, Aug. 1, 1845. cumstance we hope will be an additional inducement to sanction the disbursement of the sum for the purpose required.— Ibid.
SUPREME COURT. It is the intention, we hear, of the Superintendent of the Indian
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1845. Navy to put into commission the H.C. brig Taplee, to enable her
The notorious Runmull Lucka was placed in the dock, charged to commence the survey of the Persian Gulf under Lieutenant
with threatening to accuse William Grahaia with the intent of Montriou.-Ibid.
extorting money from the said William Graham. The prisoner TRIBUTE TO COLONEL DunstERVILLE.-On the evening of was tried under Act 9 Geo. 4, c. 74, sec. 82. Messrs. Howard the 25th instant, the officers of the 7th regiment of Native In- and Dickenson appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Cochrane fantry gave a splendid ball to Colonel Dunsterville, our worthy defended the prisoner. Commissary-General, and the ladies of his family, in their mess- Mr. Howard stated the case to the jury, and called Mr. Graroom at Eden Hall, on the occasion of the gallant officer being ham, whose evidence went to show the circumstances under transferred from the regiment, with which he has been connected, which his firm last year advanced the large sum of 120,000 rupees under very gratifying circumstances, for several years. Notwith. on 20 chests of opium, which the prisoner shipped in the late ship standing the heat of the weather, most of the élite of our society Belvidere which was burnt at Singapore, and the difficulty his firm were present, and seldom has there occurred in Bombay a public experienced to recover the expense incurred, in consequence of the party in which the arrangements have altogether been so complete bills drawn against this shipment payable in China having been and so agreeable to all concerned. The mess-room was tastefully dishonoured, owing to the ship Belvidere having been burnt under decorated with the colours and trophies of the regiment; the suspicious circumstances. music good—the hosts most attentive-the ladies pleased and Mr. Crawford of the firm of Remington and Co. was called to amiable--the supper excellent, the ices unexceptionable, and the corroborate the circumstances which referred to the shipment of champaign cooled to perfection. Our readers will allow that in the opium and burning of the ship Belvidere, Messrs. LeGeyt, addition to all these the only thing that was required was a good Acland, and other individuals, were called to prove, that in conse. speech, and this also was supplied ; or rather, we should say there quence of the prisoner having been one of the principal parties were two good speeches, one by Captain Skipper, who, on behalf connected in the burning of the ship Belvidere, he was permitted
to turn Queen's evidence, whereby Alloo Paroo was tried, convicted, and transported for life.
Manockjee Limjee sworn.-Stated that he was broker to the houses of Messrs. Remington and Co. Leckie and Co. and W. and A. Graham and Co. Runmull Lucka called on him early in the present month, and told him that Messrs. Graham and Co. owed him 2,000 Rs. and upwards, and requested him to speak to Mr. Graham to pay him this sum, otherwise he would adopt measures which would place Mr. Graham's character at stake. Witness then told him that if Mr. Graham owed him money, to go and ask him for it himself, and he was desired to leave witness's office. Runmull Lucka then left much displeased, and said, take care of your master's character. Two days afterwards prisoner returned to witness, and told him he wished to speak to him in private, and as the subject was of the utmost importance, desired to be admitted in a private room, which on being acceded to on the part of the witness, he told him that he had better speak to Mr. Graham to pay the 2,000 Rs. otherwise that he would apply to the magistrate and his character would be lost, as Mr. Graham was con. cerned in the shipping of trash instead of opium in the ship Belvi.. dere, and that if he had given publicity to this affair ere this he would not have been able to recover the amount he advanced on the opium from the underwriters.
Mamun Zawne was also called, who partly corroborated Ma. nockjee Limjee's evidence.
Mr. Cochrane raised several objections as to the validity of the indictment under which the prisoner was charged, and contended that a similar case, and under similar circumstances, had never been tried before in any court of justice. His Lordship said that he would leave these objections for discussion hereafter, in case the jury should find a verdict of guilty against the prisoner.
The Judge, after calling the attention of the jury to some law points bearing upon the case, which were favourable to the prisoner, in very appropriate terms expressed his regret that such a charge should have been brought by the prisoner against Mr. Graham, when it clearly appeared from the evidence that there was not the slightest cause for it, nor even the slightest probability. The prisoner, whose infamous conduct in Alloo Paroo's case, as having taken the most active part, must convince the public that a greater ruffian did not exist. There is another gentleman whose conduct deserved to be spoken of in terms of praise, that of Ma. nockjee Limjee, by whose wisdom and courage the character of a respectable merchant has been saved, and that be considered it an act of justice to both of these gentlemen to express himself thus publicly.
The jury retired for five minutes, and returned a verdict of not guilty-having been previously recommended by the Judge to do so if they wished to follow his opinion on the subject.
The column had proceeded but a short distance when the enemy were found to have forsaken the stockades and taken up strong positions half-way up the right precipice of the nulla, on a ledge three or four feet broad, covered with blocks of stone and brushi
. wood, behind which they were posted, and from which they di. rected a heavy fire for a considerable time. I left a party of the sappers to destroy one of the stiffest of the stockades, and pro. ceeded in rear of the advancing party to the terinination of the ravine, about 500 yards from the head of it, leaving the re. mainder of the sappers to clear away any obstructions that they could do in such a crowded space and under so heavy a fire. This appears to me all that is necessary to say in regard to the operations that are carried on with respect to the practicability of the pass for light guns and mortars; the opinion that I gave of it in my last report, commencing with the words, “ There will be, no doubt, great difficulties," and ending with, “which, with considerable labour, a road will be able to be made," has been fully borne out. The bed of the ravine consists of goodsized loose stones, and in few places large blocks project up, below which there are a few small drops. These could be filled in with loose stones, and the surface packed up and smoothed off with small ones; but, at the same time, it will, as I said before, take considerable labour to accomplish it, should similar severe opposition be shewn as was directed against us yesterday, It is only left for me to add that, from what I saw yesterday, it is perfectly impossible to carry a pass such as this except under a considerable loss; at the same time, with great labour, and clearing the sides of the jungle to the foot of the ravine, as far as the open cleared space, about 700 yards from the head of it, I am of opinion that the pass may be carried. I shall report further of the operations that I consider necessary, should it be determined on the brigade moving down it.
(Signed) W. D. GRAHAM, lieut. field eng. Camp, near Susseedroog, 1st Jan. 1815.
(True copy). (Signed) H. J. BROCKMAN, capt. briz. major.
No. 29. My dear Colonel,-I bave given orders as you desired for the occupation of the position from which the vagabonds have been firing for the last day or two.
I send you a note from Graham (see last letter in this day's proceedings]. Should it make any alteration in your plans, will you kindly let me know; should I not hear to the contrary, of course your instructions of this afternoon shall be fully car. ried out.
(Signed) J. W. BAYLET.
20 m. to 8, P. M., 15th Jan.
No. 30. To the Brigade Major, Ist brigade. Sir, I have the honour to report that, in accordance with the instructions of Brig. Wallace, I this morning, at daylight, detached a party under Lieut. Thompson, 2nd Europ. L.I., from the post below, strength as per margin,* to drive the enemy from the position on the ridge from which they had been firing on our party below the scarp for the last few days.
Before the advance of the party, I threw in three rounds of spherical case, and one shell from the 8-inch mortar. Lieut. Thompson found the post unoccupied by the enemy, but after some little time a fire was opened upon his party from the top of the next dip in the ridge, which, if any thing, rather commanded his post: observing this, I myself descended the ladder, accompanied by Lieut. Carew, H.M.'s 22nd, and joined Lieut. Thompson's party.
I found two men had been wounded, and the enemy's fire evi. dently increasing, and it therefore became necessary either to vacate the post or to push on and drive the enemy from their position. 1 at once decided upon the latter plan, and we made a rush across this intervening space. The enemy did not wait for us, but after delivering their fire, fairly ran off, pursued by our men along the ridge; we followed as fast as possible
, eventually taking up our position in the wood immediately overhanging Seewapoor, from which we were distant a long 'musket shot
. Large parties of the enemy poured through the village from the wood below the fort, making for the jungle on our right and left flanks, evidently with the intention of cutting between us and our main post. Having completely attained the object of my advance, by the occupation of the second post, I, after a short time, withdrew my party; my rear was protected by a body of skirmishers of H. M. 's 22nd regt., 10th regt. M, N. I., and Rites
, under Lieut. Carew, H. M.'s 22nd, the enemy following us with great boldness. I beg to bring to the notice of the Brigadier the really beautiful manner in which Lieut. Carew brought in his * 27 Europcans, H.M.'s 22nd regt.; 6 rifles, 16th regt. N.I.; 30 privates
, 20th regt. Madras N.1.; the latter under Ens. Robson, 20th regt. N.I.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE COURT-MARTIAL ON
No. 28. To the Brigade Major, 1st brigade. Sir, I have the honour to report to you, for the information of Brigadier Wallace, in continuation of my report on the reconnoissance of the passes leading to Sewapoor from this, that, having cleared and burnt the jungle and grass leading to the defile of the small droog between Susseedroog and the northern spur alluded to in my former report, and opened the communication between the two roads that had been made, it became necessary that I should inspect the defile previous to further operations being carried on, to ascertain the practicability of making a road down it. In conjunction with Lieuts. Grubb and Jones, of the artillery, I proceeded to select a spot for the battery that would enfilade the defile at a distance of 200 yards off, and another place for the mortars, from which shells might be thrown into the different stockades that lined the defile. On the left flank of the defile, a spur ran out overlooking the defile that had been laid bere, on which a flanking party was placed, and the rises lined the height on the right to prevent the enemy coming upon the epur. Having fired a number of shells into the defile, several rounds of grape were then fired for the purpose of raking it; after this the column moved down, and I followed with the whole of the sappers to destroy the stockades and obstacles that might be found. I may here remark that, during the numerous times that I have inspected the defile from the head of it, the fire directed against the party that accompanied me invariably proceeded from the stockades in the defile, and apparently the chief opposition that the reconnoitring party would be likely to meet with would com from these places.
LOUGHNAN, T. C. to be 1st assist. to the coll, and mag. of Shola.
poor, Sept. 29. MALET, H. P. sub. coll. at Nassick, to proc. into his dists. on de
putation as soon as the season permits, Sept. 17. MONTGOMERIE, E. to be coll. of cont, customs and excise, Sept. 29. MORGAN, J. R. to be acting 1st assist. to the coll. and mag. of
Ahmedabad, Sept. 20. STUART, A. C. to be assist. to resident at Baroda and acting pol.
agent in the Rewa Caunta, from date of Mr. Ogilvy's emb. for Europe, Sept. 17. WillouGHBY, J. P. to res. ch. of the secret and pol. departments,
and the off. of govt. director of the Bank of Bombay, Sept. 24.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE. OGILVY, T. 3 years to Europe, fr. Oct. 1.
APPOINTMENTS, &c. Pigott, Rev. G. to offic. as chaplain of Malcolm Peth and Satta.
rah for 1 year, fr. Nov. 1.
skirmishers, and I most cordially return my thanks to him. I must here mention that a reserve of thirty-seven grenadiers, H.M.'s 22nd, and fifteen riflemen, followed me down the scarp, and joined us at the extreme point to which we attained. Lieut. Mardall, of the Rifles, came with his party. I am of opinion that I could easily have forced my way into the village of Sewapoor, but having so small a party, and without instructions to do So, I did not feel justified in making the attempt.
No lives were lost, but four privates H. M.'s 22nd, one of the 16th Rifle Company, and one private of the 20th Madras N.I. wounded.
I have the honour to be, &c.
Commanding Right Post near Susseedroog. Right Post near Susseedroog, 16th Jan. 1815.
A. A. General S. D. A.
15th January, 1815, 10 P.M. My dear Bayley, -Carry out your orders. If the enemy have been stockading and cutting deep ditches within the last two days, it proves the necessity of immediate occupation of the place from whence they have been firing, otherwise greater impediments will be made to our advance by further procrastination-turn the fellows out, and occupy the post, which you can effect easily by attending to what I said about the time and mode of attack. The longer we delay, the more we shall find our road obstructed, and greater difficulties cast in our way. If you find the stockade to be beyond the place where the men fired from, have nothing to say to it, but hold the spot now occupied by the advanced party of the enemy, and immediately stockade it; for the possession of that spot is absolutely neces. sary for our future movements, and the sooner the attack be made upon it, the easier it will be taken. I am sorry I was not with you yesterday, otherwise I would have taken it this morning; but I had to attend to other duties of importance. Tell Graham, with my salaam, that I have received his note, which has confirmed me in the opinion I entertain of prompt attack and retention of that post. I hope to see you some time to-morrow; but send me a report of your first movement.
(Signed) J. WALLACE. I have ordered two troopers to your post, to bring your reports. Carry the spot I allude to, and keep it, and stockade it.
(Signed) J. W.
No. 32. My dear Colonel,- I went, as you know, this evening to the Chota Droog. I was surprised on looking along the ridge, apparently about 150 to 200 yards in advance of the post that you purpose occupying to-morrow, and where the Ghuds have been firing from for the last two days, to find that a deep cut had been made across the ridge, and a place in rear of it apparently stockaded, a deep place or cut with a thick jungle in it, and which appears to be a natural impediment: the former, I feel confident, must have been done within the last day or two, otherwise either Brassey or myself must have observed it. You will be able to see it most distinctly from the Chota Droog, and judge whether the post in the knoll will be a safe one or not; if you think it desirable to see this point from the Chota Droog previous to occupying the post or knoll. I shall be happy to meet you at the Droog to-morrow, or at any time that you may like to appoint. From the above obstacles, I am still more anxious to keep the road to the “ Ragi” spurs below where the sappers were working to-day, and get down the scarp the best way we can, as soon as all the jungle is cleared away up to the scarp; by which means there will be no necessity for taking and keeping the post or knoll, any how until the jungle is cleared up to the scarp; and it strikes me, from what I have now mentioned to you, that we are much more likely to meet with some loss in occupying the knoll, than we can ever experience from their fire, if we work our way down where the sappers were working today. I am sure you will think me right in reporting these apparent obstacles to you. Please give a line by the bearer.
(Sigued) W. D. Graham. Right spur, 20 m. to 8.
(To be continued.)
APPOINTMENTS, &c. AGAR, Capt. E. W. 3rd N.I. to rank fr. May 1, 1844. ANDERSON, 2nd Lieut. D. G. art. to rank fr. July 3. BARNEWELL, Lieut. C. H. 2nd L.C. to rank fr. Aug. 21. BELLASIS, Capt. to act as int. to 9th N.I. dur. abs. of Lieut.
Arrow on m. c. BEVILLE, Unposted Ens. H. attach to 7th N.I. and to join Sept. 19. BOLTON, Lieut. to act as qr. mr. to 2nd N.I. dur. abs. of Lieut.
Harding, Sept. 26. BRETT, Lieut. R. B. art. fr. h. brig. to 2nd batt. BRYAN, Ens. C. V. 17th N.I. to rank fr. Aug. 2. BURKE, 2nd Lieut. J. H. to be lieut. v. Leech, dec. fr. Sept. 2. CAMEROX, Lieut. W. art. to act as adjt. and qr. mr. to 2nd batt.
dur. abs. of Capt. Unwin. CAMPBELL, Ens. J. 22nd N.I, ret. to duty, Sept. 6. CONYBEARE, 2nd Lieut. F. fr. 1st to Golundauze batt. and to
comm. detach. at Surat, Sept. 23. CRAWFORD, Capt. A. 3rd N.I. to rank on the Augmentation, fr.
Jan. 24. DICKINSON, W. R. to rank as 2nd lieut, eng. Sept. 2, in army,
June 16. Dickson, Lieut. W. D. 3rd N.I. to rank on the Augmentation fr.
Jan. 24. GIBBARD, Lieut. H. L. to com. 9th comp. Golundauze on its ar
rival at Abmenabad. GODFREY, Capt. T. H. 20th N.I. transf. to invalid estab. Sept. 19;
posted to Nat. Vet. Batt. to join its h. q. at Dopoolie. GORDON, Lieut. R. 42nd N.I. to act as int. to 2nd N.I. dur. abs.
of Lieut. Harding, Sept. 26. HAILES, 2nd Lieut. J. C, art. to rank fr. July 3. HALLETT, Major J. D. 3rd N.I. to rank fr. May 1, 1844. Hart, Ens. J. G. attached to 7th N.I. to join. HATCH, Lieut. W. S. on being rel. to join the 10th comp. of Golun.
dauze and proceed in command of the 9th and 10th comps. to
Ahmenabad. HEYMAN, Lieut. H. 15th N.I. to act as line adj. HOSSACK, 2nd Lieut. G. Golundauze batt. to comm. the detach
ment at Rajcote, Sept. 23. HAGGARD, 2nd Lieut. T. T. art. to rank fr. July 3. Hill, Ens. J. T. posted to 14th N.I. to rank fr. Aug. 24. Jacob, Capt. W. S. engs. to be 1st asst. to the superintendent of
roads and tanks, Sept. 20. JARDINE, Ens. F. R. to rank fr. Feb. 23, and posted to 5th N.I.
v. Knowles, Aug. 25. KINLOCII, 2nd Lieut. D. J. art. fr. 1st to Golundauze batt. to
proc. to Malligaum to com, detail of Golundauze at that sta
tion, Sept. 23. KNOWLES, Ens. J. P. 5th N.I. to be lieut. sr. Apr. 15, v. Mel.
lersh, dec. LECKIE, Capt. J. D. 22nd N.I. ret. to duty, Sept. 6. LYE, Lieut. to act as qr. mr. paymaster and interp. to 13th N.I.
during abs. of Lieut. Scott on leave. MACDONELL, Eos. D. J. attached to 7th N.I. to join. MACKENZIE, Lieut. 8th N.I. to act as int. to 12th N.I. dur. abs.
of Lieut. Jerome, or till further orders, Sept. 26. MARK, 2nd Lieut. A. P. art, to rank fr. July 3. MILES, Ens. J. 13th N.I. to rank fr. Aug. 1. MONTRIOU, Lieut. to act as adj. to 24th N.I. dur, abs. of Lieut.
Wray. MORSE, 2nd Lieut. R. A. art, to rank fr. July 3. MORSE, Brev. capt. T. R. Ist fus. ret. to duty, Sept. 6. MOYLE, Lieut. J. G. to act as adj. to left wing of 10th N.I. NEALE, Lieut. W. A. 3rd N.I. to raok fr. May 1, 1844. NEWNHAM, Licut. F. to act as adj. to 23rd it. inf. during abs. of
'Lieut. Whitehill. OUTRAM, Lieut. col., C.B. to proc. to Poona, to give evidence be
fore a gen. court-martial about to assemble at that place, Sept. 17. Owen, Capt. C. J. Ist L. C. ret. to duty Sept. 6. Pierce, Ens. J. H. S. attached to 20th N.I. to join SANDFORD, 2nd Lieut. H. B. fr. Ist to Golundauze batt. to join
the 6th comp. at Baroda.
APPOINTMENTS, &c. CAMPBELL, A. to be Ist assist. to the coll. and mag. of Kandeish,
Sept. 29. COL Es, G. to be coll. and mag. of Sholapore, Sept. 29. FOR BES, A. K. to act as assist. to the judge and sess. judge of
Ahmedabad, Sept. 20.
SEYMOUR, Cornet W. 2nd L. C. to rank fr. 21st Aug. 1845, and
in army fr. Apr. 9, 1844. SHAW, Brev. capt. R. J. sub. asst. com. gen. to be a dep. asst.
com. gen. v. Hallett, Sept. 25. SHEKLETON, 2nd Lieut. J. art. to rank fr. July 23. WALLACE, 2nd Lieut. H. art. to be 1st lieut. fr. Sept. 7, v. Romer,
dec. Sept. 17. WOOLCOMBE, Lieut. art. to act as adj. and qr. mr. to art. details
in Northern div. v. Wormald, prom.; to act as exec. eng, at Deesa, dur. abs. of Capt. Hogg, Sept. 26. WORGAN, Lieut. J. art. to proc. to Vingoria to ass. ch. of sth
comp. Golundauze batt. YOUNGHUSBAND, Lieut. to act as qr. mr. to 9th N.I. dur. abs. of
Lieut. Arrow, on m. c.
PASSED THEIR EXAMINATION IN NATIVE LANGUAGES. Dick, Cornet, 2nd L.C.
PEYTON, Ens. 48th N.I. Mason, Ens. 48th N.I.
SIMPSON, Lieut. 48th N.I.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE. ASHBURNER, Lieut. G. 8th N.I.3 mo. in ext. AYTOUN, Lieut. A. art. leave canc. BLACK, Ens. J. 2nd grens. 2 mo. to Bombay. CAMPBELL, Eos. J. 22nd N.I. fr. Sept. 11 to Poona, until the sea.
son permits him to join his regt, at Mhow, Sept. 17. HALLETT, Capt. J. D. 3rd N.I. to Feb. 1, 1846 in ext. Sept. 17. HUNTER, Ens. F. E. 4th N.I. 2 mo. to Bombay. LESTER, Ens. J. F. 10th N.I. fr. Sept. 1 to Oct. 15, to Bombay. MACLAGAN, Lieut. leave cancelled. MORRIS, Maj. J. E. G. 24th N.I. fr. Sept. 25 to Nov. 25, to Nas
suck and Bombay. Nixon, Lieut. E. M. 6th N.I. fr. Oct. 1 to Nov. 10 to Bombay, to
be examined in Mahratta. Ogilvie, Lieut. W. T. 69th N.I. 3 years to Europe on furl. Sept. 24. REYNOLDS, Brev. capt. W. to May 1, 1846, in ext. Sept. 26. Scott, Lieut. E. L. 21st N.I. 1 mo. in ext. to rem. at Bombay to be
examined in Hindostani, Sept. 26. SIMSON, Cornet G. S. 5th It. cav. fr. Sept. 5 to Oct. 5, to Poona,
Cork, to be junior 4th pilot.
Prebble, to be 8th ditto.
1. Smith, to be 10th ditto requisite examination. Mr. J. ORmson, chief mate of the Colaba, light vessel, to be ap.
pointed a probationary pilot, from the 21st of July, 1845. Mr. A. Daniel, acting master, to the charge of the Meance, fr. May
31, 1845. Mr. H. BARRON, acting master, to the charge of the Satellite, fr.
May 31, 1845. Mr. H. BARRON, acting master, is perm. to proc. to Kurrachee, on
m. c. for the benefit of his health, from May 31, 1845. Mr. J. STOKHAM, Purser of the Flotilla, is allowed leave, or
m. c. to proceed in the Meanee, to the southward, for the benefit of his health, for one month, fr. 31st of May, 1845, and Mr. Par. kinson, acting clerk, to perform the purser's duty on Mr. Stock. ham's responsibility. Lieut. A. FOULERTON, of the Coote, is perm. to reside mp sbore, og
m. c. for the benefit of his health, fr. 11th to 18th July, 1845. Sept. 5. Mr. C. H. Hodges, acting 1st class second master, is
allowed leave of absence, until the 30th instant, to proceed to the Deccan, for the benefit of his health.
8. The following promotions and adjustment of rank is made: Mr. A. M. MELVIN, mate, to be lieut. to fill an existing Facader.
Date of rank, Aug. 2, 1844. Mr. R. A. STRADLING, mate, to be lieut. vice Roberts, deceased. Date of rank, May 4, 1845.
BIRTBS. ARNOTT, the lady of Dr. A. at Mhow, s. Sept. 13. BENTLEY, the lady of T. H. at Mazagon, s. Sept. 20. CHICK, the wife of H. E. at Hydrabad, Scinde, s. Sept. 3. COOPER, the lady of Capt. 7th N.I. at Tandah, s. Sept. 14. Hart, the lady of Capt. S. V. W. 2nd Grenadiers at Poonab, d. JOHNSTONE, the lady of R. M. at Hydrabad, d. Sept. 7. MAYERS, the lady of Capt. J. P. H.M. 28th, at Poona, d. Sept. 23. TURNER, the lady of Capt. T. M. B. Eng. s. Sept. 29.
on m. c.
SOUTHEY, Lieut. C. G. 48th N.I.fr. Sept. 18 to Oct. 31, to Bom.
bay, op m. c. TAYLOR, Brev. capt. R. 2nd It. cav. fr. Nov. 25 to May 31, 1846,
to Madras. WAITELOCK, Brev. capt. C. R. 11th N.I. fr. 1st to 30th Nov. in
ext. to Bombay, Sept. 16.
MARRIAGES. EYRE, Capt. Thos. 3rd L.C. to Maria, d. of John Ross, at Camp
Deesa, Sept. 20. STANLEY, Henry, 5th L.I. to Jane Catherine, d. of Capt. A. A.
Drummond, i1th N.I. at Kurrachee, Sept. 22. Wadge, Capt. Jas. L. of the ship Sultana, to E. M. relict of the
late Capt. W. Smith, Sept. 25.
APPOINTMENTS, &c. FRAZER, Assist. surg. J. G. to rank fr. June 7. Hussey, Assist. surg. R. attached to the Indian navy, v. Pigou. M‘LENNAN, Acting sup. surg, attached to pres. div. Neilson, Assist. surg. W. M.D. 7th N.I. to act as dep. med. store
keeper at pres. dur. abs. of Ritchie. Pigou, Assist. surg. W. having served the specified period in the Indian
navy, is placed at the disp. of his Excellency the Com.-in. chief, Sept. 26. PITMAN, Assist. surg. to med. ch. of wing of 18th N.I. at Hydra
bad, Sept. 16. STAMFORD, Capt. H. art. to be comm. of ordnance, s. div. of the
army, v. Farquharson, Sept. 29. WALLER, Assist. surg. to do duty with H.M.'s 22nd regt.
DIAS, Mrs. Mary, at Tannah Fort, aged 35, Sept. 17.
frontier af Umballa, Sept. 2. MURRAY, Georgiana Francesca, the wife of S. D. at Poonab,
aged 35, Sept. 15. ORLEBAR, Chas. A. at the Observatory, Bombay, aged 2, Sept. 23. SULLIVAN, James, at Sukkur, aged 27, Sept. 13.
ADMITTED TO THE SERVICE. Hussey, R. Sept. 6.
PASSED IN NATIVE LANGUAGES. JARR, Assist. surg. J. T.
ARRIVALS. SEPT. 16. Ship Fazel Barry, McKay, Bussora.-19. Steamer Phlox, Church, Surat.–20. Nassrie, Nacodah, Mocha.–23. Rapid
, Downes, Liverpool; (Ardaseer, Evans, China.-25. Mahmoody, Nacodah, Mandavie.—26. H.C. 'steamer Auckland, Carless, Aden.28. Herculean, Gibson, Liverpool; H.M. steamer Seaforth, Higes, Colombo ; steamer Parsee, Grisdale, Surat; ship Quinten Leitch, Potter, Greenock.-29. H.C. steamer Indus, Newman, Kurrachee. -30. Eliza, Perkins, Muscat.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
BIRD, Surg. J. inspector gen, of hospitals, in ext. to Oct. 6.
Bombay Castle, August 22. Mr. Midshipman H. LAMB is allowed leave of absence until the
30th prox. to proc. to the Deccan, for the benefit of his health. Assist. surg. W. J. STUART, ass. ch. of the duties of Port Surgeon,
dur, the indispos. of Assist. surg. Ogilvie.
SEPT. 4.- The following temp. arrangements and appointments are confirmed :Mr. Beyts, captain's clerk, supernumerary on board the Hastings,
to be clerk in charge of the Palinurus, v. Cole discharged to the Semiramis, from the 8th of Juiy, 1845. Mr. LLOYD, midshipman, supernumerary on board the Hastings,
is permitted to reside on shore for the benefit of his health, fr.
26th of July, 1845. JOHN MILLER, gr. mr. supernumerary on board the Hastings, to be
placed at the disposal of the master attendant, as second mate of the Taptee, fr. the 2nd of July, 1845.
Consequent on the demise of Mr. W: Wise, sep. 2nd pilot, the following arrangements to take place in the Pilot Establishment :Mr. Goward, to be senior 2nd pilot, vice Wise, deceased.
Mr. Ireland, to be junior 2nd pilot.
Steel to be 3rd ditto.
Wednesday, September 24, 1845.-We have to announce the are rival and departure of the following passengers since our last;
Per Phlox, from Surat :-A.W. Ravenscroft, esq. C. S. and lady ; Lieut. G. W. Harding, and Ens. J. Black, 2nd Grenadier N.I.; Lieut. J. B. Dunsterville, and Ens. F. E. Hunter, 4th Rides.
The Auckland brings the following passengers : -Mr. S. Pierce ; Lieutenant Oldham, and a detachment of 20 men of H. M.'s 2nd Queen's Royals ; Mrs. Grabam, and 12 natives.
Per Seaforth, from Colombo, &c.-Mrs. Flower; Mrs. Stewart; Rev. Mr. Flower; P. Stewart, 'Esq.; W. Craig, Esq.; Capt. Red. die ; Lieuts. J. A. Oldham, and J. R. Barry, H. M.'s sith Foot; i European female servant; i Parsee, and 6 Dative servants,
Per Parsee, from Surat': ---Assist. surg. W. Thom, 3rd N.J.; Lieut. A. H. Curtis, 2nd Grenadier N.I. ; and 50 natives.
Per Indus, from Kurrachee :-Mesdames Thomas, Stoney, and Ducat; Miss Green ; Capt. G. B. Stoney, H.M.'s 66th Foot; Capt
. F. C. Wells, 15th N.I. Capt. A. Grant, 2nd Bengal Eur. regt.; Lieut. H. Weston, 14th'n.1.; M. M'Donald, 2nd Master Indian Navy; 6 gunners, 2 women, and 2 children, of the Artillery; ! naique, 3 privates of the 8th 'N.I. in charge of a prisoner; and 18 followers.
Per Quentin Leitch, from Liverpool :-1 native.