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saw on our left hand a magnificent partment for the transit of packages is mosque, entirely constructed of a beauti- not improved, and we conceive we possess ful marble. The breadth of the room ample grounds for the conclusion that,
(my companion measured) was eight until Government diminish its own expaces, and the length twenty. There penses, along with the charge of postage. were four open arches in the building. It and increase, at the same time, the effipossesses a very fine white and clear mar- ciency of the department, this will neible, in which were reflected our faces. ther prove an important source of re*The expense of the mosque was 40,000 venue, nor assist materially the commerrupees, and was erected in the space of
cial interest of the country. The army two years (A. H. 1056), by Shah Jehan, is not improved, either in its matériel, after the conquest of Balkh and Baduk- soldiers, officers, or discipline. The arshan.
tillery, engineers, cavalry and infantry, Having climbed a few spaces more, we remain in statu quo, nor has any attempt came to a rising ground, which abounds been made to improve their efficiency, or with numerous graves of marble, equal in to render these powerful 'arms the size and similar in shape with two others. state, engines for the general improve There was no difference between the ment of the country. The medical sertomb of the emperor and this royal fa- vice is not improved ; it languishes as it mily, except the inscription which in- did at the period when his lordship comcluded the name of the buried. The menced his administration, and no mea: mausoleum of the emperor is not much sure has emanated from the Government, raised above the surface of the earth. A showing even a desire to call forth its few pieces of broken but fine marble latent energies.” cover the tomb, and at the head stands a small minar called Lowh.-Delhi Gaz.
From the following paragraph in the TRADE ASSOCIATION.
Sumachar Durpun, it would appear that The trade association gave their anni
the project started at Calcutta, to proversary dinner on January 31st, to which
cure a supply of ice from the Himalaya a numerous body of members, as well as
mountains, had been put into execution: a number of visitors, sat down. Mr.
As some ice-speculators were searchRogers, of the firm of Hamilton and Co., ing for ice in the Hymallah mountains. the present master of the association, they perceived a petrified tree, and, mispresided, supported on the right by the taking it for a large block of ice, these chief magistrate of Calcutta, and on the
simpletons began with great avidity to left by Mr. Longueville Clarke, the coun
hew it to pieces and stock it; as the pesel to the association. Mr. Búrkinyoung,
trified substance was much harder than the past master, officiated as croupier,
the ice, it occupied them so long at their Amongst the toasts, the health of Mr.
labours, that in the interim the sun rose Clarke was given by the chairman. In
to its meridian, when the melting of the his acknowledgment of this compliment,
snow caused a large avalanche of ice to the learned gentleman expatiated upon
fall on these ill-fated traffickers, who, with the benefits that had resulted from this in
the exception of a few, that were at disstitution, and said he trusted the time was
tance, all perished.”. not far distant when this association, now in its infancy, would become a corporation, to the attainment of which he ear
Madras. nestly entreated the members to turn their minds.
THE BAR OF MADRAS. LORD WILLIAM BENTĪNCK'S GOVERNMENT.
It does unfortunately bappen for the The Mofussil Ukhbar of February 1st, press and the public at large, that, with in concluding a review of Lord William one solitary exception, the barristers of Bentinck's administration during 1833, Madras are all enjoying the gifts of Goadds the following register of negatives. vernment; they have, as it were, a gene“The post-office is not improved. Inafine ral retainer, which, however they may level country, on the main-road from the feel disposed, it would be going too far to presidency, the average rate of conveyance ask or expect them to give up for an ocis four miles per liour, while in England it casional brief; and at a time when busiis nine; the rate of four miles an hour, too, ness is dull and money scarce, it is not to is obtained at an enormous and dispro- be wondered that they are less forward portionate expense, whereas, in conse- than their predecessors in the cause of quence of the different delays at the post- freedom and the liberty of the subject, or office, letters between station and station that they should avoid rendering themtravel at a rate of from one and three- selves obnoxious to the powers that be, fourths to two miles per hour. The de- by standing forward the uncompromising
DISTRESS IN CUTCH.
advocates and defenders of the rights of
Bombay. the people by whomsoever opposed or placed in jeopardy. The time may come
MISCELLANEOUS. when the situation of things may be different to what it is at present; and when
“A famine prevails throughout this illthat day may come, be it soon or late,
fated territory, and, to add to this misery, the Madras bar will, we doubt not, be all
the prime minister, who is in reality the a liberal public could wish or desire. — Mad. Cour. Feb. 14.
only man of power and influence in the whole state (the actual sovereign, yet a
puppet in the hands of the British re. THE COORG RAJAH.
sident), has monopolized all the forage The Coorg Rajab having seized an and grain in the country. It is a fact, tbat einissary of Mr. Græme, the resident, and nearly the whole of the grain and forage detained him beyond the time allowed are his private property, and what he does for his being restored, 6,000 men are pre- not possess in this manner, his influence pared to take the field, to subdue the re- gives him as full a command over. Pray fractory spirit of the rajah, and recover
tell the British Government of this; tell the detained emissary. The rajah, aware them that Luckmidat requires to be of the gathering storm, is preparing to re- strictly looked after, as all that he does sist every attempt to force compliance, is done through the influence of their and busily engaged throwing up stock- power. Were the force withdrawn to. ades in every direction. The situation of morrow,
Luckmidat would be a lifelessthe country offers a powerful resistance corpse before midnight, so thoroughly is to every approach, and if assisted by any he hated, yet dreaded by all. What is thing like determination on the part of worse than all the rest is, that this Ay the rajah, will afford pretty amusement to has nearly sucked his full of blood from those who delight in warfare, and may be the poor fox's body, and a hungry one, employed.-Mad. Cour., Feb. 21. more rapacious than even this scourge, has
been nominated as his successor next
year. All pity is due to the resident, as MISSION TO THE JEWS OF COCHIN. he cannot act otherwise, than he does,
At a meeting on the 1st February, at and is sensitively alive, without the means the Vepery Mission Seminary, pursuant
of correcting the evil, to the injustice and to notice, the object of which was to oppression that is upheld by the British consider the feasibility of a “ Mission to name and influence.”- -Corresp. Bomb. the Jews," the Archdeacon in the chair, Gaz., Feb. 8. the following resolutions were carried, after full discussion : That this meeting
FIRST IRISH-TRADER. approves of the proposals made by Mr.
The arrival of the Duncan Gibb, Capt: Samuel (a converted Jew), to establish a
Donal, from Dublin, the 28th September, Christian mission to the Jews on the
deserves to be particularly noticed, being Western coast; that a provisional com
the only vessel in our remembrance that mittee be formed, to ascertain whether
has ever come direct to this port from the means can be found to carry Mr. Samuel's capital of Ireland. Our readers may napurposes into effect; and that, to enable turally feel some curiosity to know the Mr. Samuel to proceed without delay to cargo brought by this interesting stranger, the Jews at Cochin, donations be solicit
and conjecture will naturally fix either ed from persons friendly to the conver
upon Irish linen, Irish potatoes, or Irish sion of the Jews.”
whiskey ; but, alas ! neither one nor the The Madras Gazette expresses its igno- other has come to our market. The rance as to who Mr. Samuel is, and adds :
Duncan Gibb, having come out in ballast, “ If reports be true, the Jews at Cochin
offers nothing more tempting to require the services of officers of justice, choice than a cargo of fine Irish limestone no less than the labours of would-be mis
or Wicklow pebbles. To those, howsionaries. They are said to lead the most
ever, in whom the love of the nalale soabandoned and profligate lives. The im.
lum prevails over the care of the proper morality and guilt attributed to them is
man and the love of fine linen, this will hardly credible; and, accused as they be no matter of regret, since they have are of conduct alike scandalous and dis
now an admirable opportunity of paving graceful, it cannot be questioned, that their houses with Irish marble, or carry. every exertion to reclaim them from their ing a piece of their country at their watch iniquitous courses, is equally praisewor ribbon, in the shape of a seal made of thy and deserving of general counte
Irish pebble.- Bomb. Gaz., Feb, 15.
* Mr. Samuel was, we understand, converted at Glasgow; he is a member of the (hurch of Scotland, and came out to India, like Mr. Wolle, to discover the lost tribes.
EFFECTS OF THE MOFUSSIL PRESS. The light which has been thrown from time to time, by the Meerut Obscrver
the Agra Achbar and the Delhi Gazette, almost incident to the profession when on transactions in the upper provinces first taken up, and, like the florid redunthe inovements and characters of native dance and vehemence of young orators, princes-the proceedings of residents and soon wears off or chastens down to a betother high British functionaries -las not ter standard.--Bomb. Gaz. Jan. 18. merely served the cause of good government, by adding one more to the pre-exišting checks against abuse ; but it has served to effect imperceptibly a great re
Singapore. volution in our social condition, and one Late accounts from Rhio state that Ra. which has, in some measure, prepared the jah Bourgoun and three of the Panglimas, way for the political revolution, which the whom we noticed lately as having been new Charter is to consummate. We al. captured by the expedition sent against lude to the greater community of feeling pirates from Rhio and Linga, have been and of interests, which has been gra- beheaded by order of the sultan at Linga. dually created, and is still in progress, be- The two brothers of the former, Marassan tween the wings and the centre of British
and Rajah Saban, with three other PangIndia, soon destined to be united under limas, are condemned to labour in irons one consolidated Government in chief. during their life-time, and have been sent Before the establishment of these jour- to Batavia as convicts. nals, those who were located at the re
We are happy to notice the arrival by motest extremes of the peninsula, knew native vessels, during the week, of a large far more of each other than of the central" quantity of rice (3,500 peculs) from Anam, ground which lay between them. Bom
Bankok, Rhio, and Campar. The boats from bay, Madras, and Calcutta, were on terms the latter place have also brought some of tolerable intimacy, while Delhi, La- coffee, and it is confidently expected that, if hore, and most other northern states, were the Dutch persist in enforcing a duty of comparatively foreign and unknown, ex- one-fifth of the produce of Sumatra as a cept to the travelied few. So great, in- land-tax, we may look for large impordeed, was this unnatural estrangement, tations from that country.--Sing. Chron. that nine-tenths of the inhabitants of the Mar. 6. presidencies could count the names of western potentates, and knew the wars and intrigues of every European and
Malacca. American state, far more accurately than' those of the Indian provinces, lying but A letter from Malacca informs us of. a few hundred miles in the interior. the arrival of the ex-panghulu of Nanning Thanks to the cause we have named, in town, he having voluntarily surrenthis is no longer the case. The cities of dered himself to the government. All Delhi and Agra bave been bodily repre- his offences, it is said, are forgiven, and sented to us, and no longer present indis- he is residing at Mr. Westerhout's, tinct ideas to our mind, mixed up with where he practices as a physician! So romantic descriptions of Moorish magni- much is his character for sanctity still ficence and poetic reminiscences of Shah venerated by natives, that numbers daily Jehan, drawn from the Alhambra or Lalla flock to him for the sanctified water, taRookh. In like manner, the Begum warree!, Sumro and Baiza Baie, instead of put- It is to be hoped the Government will: ting us in mind of Warren Hastings and allow this unfortunate man a pension, at the “Begum Charge," heightened by all least, for having unjustly deprived him of the glowing colours of Burke, turn on a his possessions, and involved him in misnearer acquaintance into two goodly dow- fortunes, not of his own seeking. This agers having suits in Chancery. Messrs. measure may likewise help to extinguish Allard and Ventura lose all their terrors, any sparks of disaffection which may lurk and sink into the condition of our own within his bosom, and which might cause subs, sueing for clipt allowances and ar- him to become again a troublesome and exrears of half-batta withheld; while even pensive opponent.--Sing. Chron. Feb.27. Runjeet Sing himself, the Lion of the North, shrinks into the very commonplace character of a rapacious old free
Netherlands India. booter and worn out debauchee. While sensible of the great increase of Mofussil The accounts received from Java, to information and other good effects, which the 26th of February, contain nothing of have resulted from the establishment of general interest; but one of the papers these journals, we are by no means blind gives some particulars of the earthquake to their chief defect-a more than ordi- on the night of the 24th of November nary acerbity in their editorial bickerings last. with each other, and with their Calcutta “ This earthquake, which was felt in cotemporaries. This, however, is a failing Java and elsewhere, especially in Suma
tra, is ascribed, in a report from Palem- Since then, intelligence to the begiubang, to an eruption of the volcano ning of January announces that, soine Bocket Kaba, in Palembang. Besides misunderstanding having arisen between the damage done by the repeated shocks, the Tuanco Imam of Rauw and that of the effects of an inundation coming from Tamboosi, the garrison of fort Aimeron bad, that mountain were most distressing. been enabled to escape, evacuating the Between the two principal peaks of the Rauw country altogether, and took up a mountain there was a lake called Telaga position at Mengdelling (Batta), where Ketjiel, which, in consequence of the
Col. Eilers is with about 280 troops, proearthquake, inundated the neighbouring bably at the request of the Batta peo-, districts. The inundation was increased ple, and on condition of assisting them., by the overflowing of the river Ager Din- At the date of the last advices, the natives, giem, the channel of which was choked seemed to be quiet in the interior, up by masses of earth and trunks of Mr. Vanden Berg, towards the end of trees. The hamlet of Talbang Ager October, had proceeded on a mission from Lang was covered with water to the Padang, with a view to effect a treaty depth of twenty one feet, and after the with the Boonjals. The hostile appearance inundation there remained a bed of mud of affairs in that quarter afforded no expec, of seven feet. Thirty-six inhabitants of tations of his succeeding; and he had rethe hamlet perished. The total number of turned without being able to accomplish victims in the district was ninety. Mount
any thing. Kaba is fifty leagues from Palembang,
We had learned from Sumatra, that, by. and yet the water of the great river a government notification, the coffee at Moessie was not fit to drink for several Padang would, after 1st January last, be weeks. An account from Kodal states subject to a tax of one-fifth of the quantity that, on the 2d of February, during a tor.. produced, or, in other words, an impost of rent of rain, part of the mountain of Telo twenty per cent. would be levied. The Moja, in the district of Ngassinan, on the government intends to have godowns in, frontiers of Ansbarawa, had sunk down, the interior, at Priaman and Padang, for by which twelve habitations were buried, receiving coffee; and from what can be and thirty-seven persons lost their lives." learnt of the plan, it will be such as to, -Hague paper.
throw, if possible, the whole into the hands
of government or the Dutch tradingThe intelligence received in Java to the company, which will have charge of these middle of November last, from the Tiauw as well as of the salt stores. and Boonjal country, in the interior, of posed also to retain the opium farm, so as Sumatra, represent it still in a state of to derive the entire profit, The govern-, war. The districts more to the south- ment will enter into the cloth, or pieceward, inland from Padang, Agham, Tana goods trade; that is, supplying the natives Data, Lima Poolus, Lintoo, &c. were with the punjams, salampores, &c. from tranquil, hut vigilance and kind attention the Coromandel coast, to be provided by would be required to keep it so. The con- the Company, and to be exchanged or sold tinuance of a peaceful state of tbings may so as to secure the coffee; thus commencalso depend on Java being in a condition ing the monopoly of the whole trade. It readily to afford assistance, for it cannot is since understood that the opium farm. be, nor is it considered, perfectly secure will be sold this year as formerly. All or on Sumatra, until the arrival of troops inost payments in future will be made in from Europe. The Boonjal expedition fail. copper money, forced on the community ed entirely. Colonel Eilers had retreated to by the new monopoly-system. The ComFort Aimeron, in the Rauw district, where pany had begun to sell its Coringa cloths he and Capt. Bland were with 300 troops, to the Chinese for payment to be made very short of provisions, and surrounded in copper, as there are no more coffee, by the Padries. A party of 150 Euro. contracts; and the copper ,money will peans had been sent, about the beginning be repaid by the Company to Governa of November, to Ayer Boongy, to endea- ment for the coffee to be received by it.. vour to get to their relief ; but the troops This new regulation took place on the 1st found that route strongly blocked up by the
January Boonjals, and, in consequence, had gone It may be understood from the order to Nattal with the intention to pass along issued at Padang by the commissioner. the Mengdelling (Batta) country. Still general, that the protecting rate, or the it was feared they would not succeed, as price at which the Government agrees to likely to be closely watched by the Padries, pay at that place to the natives for coffee, Great apprehensions were entertained that is fifteen guilders copper, which would the whole garrison would be cut off. The make the tax of one-fifth equal to three Rajah of Mengdelling had afforded some guilders per picul. But there is an amrelief by a supply of rice, and it is believed biguity about the regulation, and the or. a number of troops ; still the place was in der is so obscurely worded, that people are a critical situation.
at a loss to discover whether it means one
It was pro
fifth of the protecting price or of the mar- of Mr. Daniell to asperse or injure Mr. ket price: --Sing. Chron. Mar: 6.
Innes, the paper having been written and sent in consequence of the publication of
that by Mr. Innes. Mr. Jardine stated, China.
he could only view Mr. Daniell's paper
as a malicious attack against the character MESSRS, DANIELL AND INNES.
and fortune of Mr. Innes, and that the In the Canton Register, of February whole description was exaggerated, and 25th, is advertised a correspondence partly untrue: and he produced an extract respecting a difference between Mr. Jas. from a letter of the editor of the Calcutta Nugent Daniell, a member of the Select Courier, as proof that it was considered Committee, and Mr. Jas. Innes, inserted malicious by others. Mr. Whiteman by desire of the latter gentleman. We argued that the context of the several have received a pamphlet printed at parts of Mr. Daniell's paper disproved Canton, for circulation, by Mr. Daniel's the asserted exaggeration, as compared friends, whence it appears that the adver- with Mr. Innes' own account; he could tisement does not contain all the docu- not see where Mr. Innes' character was, ments necessary to a full understanding aspersed more than in his own account, of the affair.
nor the injury done him in his fortune by It appears that a paragraph, * inserted the phrase agent,” &c., which could in the Calcutta Courier of July 19th, only bear upon the degree in which he relating to a transaction recorded in our was an agent. Mr. Jardine observed, last Vol. p. 30, was traced to Mr. Daniell; that no rhetoric could remove from his whereupon, Mr. Innes deputed a friend mind the idea, that Mr. Daniell was (Mr. Jardine) to wait upon Mr. Daniell, actuated by malicious intentions, and on requiring the customary satisfaction for Mr.Whiteman's repeating his readiness aspersing liis character. Mr. Daniell to give dne apology for the indiscreet consulted a friend, Mr. Jno. C. Whiteman, phrase, added, he did not think any-cutand, under his advice, wrote to Mr. Jar- ting or separating would do, or indeed, dine, denying that he ever did or wished under Mr. Innes' state of feelings, that to asperse Mr. Innes' character, adding any apology would be taken. Mr. Whitethat the circumstances mentioned in the
man expressed a hope that Mr. Jardine communication to the Calcutta Courier would be able to induce Mr. Innes to take were precisely those stated in a printed a milder view of the affair, and again paper circulated by Mr. Innes. Mr. stated, that he thought it his duty to: Daniell refers Mr. Jardine to Mr. White producé reconciliation, if practicable; to
which Mr. Jardine assented. A personal communication took place A letter from Mr. Jardine to Mr. between Messrs. Jardine and Whiteman. Whiteman states, that he had laid before What passed at their interview is not Mr. Innies Mr. Wi's view of the case. inserted in the Canton Register ; but it He observes that Mr. Innes' printed: appears, from
minutes” certified by paper bore his signature; whereas Mr. Messrs. Whiteman and Jardine, that both Daniell's communication was anonymous. gentlemen declared a readiness to adjust He adds that Mr. Innes had determined the atfair peaceably; that Mr. Whiteman to give a statement (accompanying the freely admitted, that Mr. Daniell was letter) to the world under his signature; wrong as far as the phrase " Scotch agent, and he leaves it to Mr. Daniell to deter: quasi a non agenilo," and said that a proper mine what 'course he intended to pursue, amende would be given; and he stated with reference to the demand made upon that there was no intention on the part him. From a Correspondent in China. The evi
This statement is dated Feb. 14th, six dent claims for justice and protection against the days before the call made, upon Mr. Chinese, on the part of British subjects resident in China, have been strongly exemplified lately
Daniell by. Mr. Jardine. It refers to by the sense, judgment, and discretion which the (but does not contain) the paragraph in sáid foreigners exercise towards the Chinese. A the Calcutta Courier, which is denomi. Mr. Innes, a Scotch agent,quasi a non agendo, has thought fit to set fire to the Canton custom
mated a low, malicious, anonymous house, situated in the very, midst of the most attack,” striking at Mr. Innes' pecuniary valuable property in that city, as well foreign as Chinese, which was for short time in imminent
prosperity and injuring his feelings; intidanger; and the excuse for this act of arson is, mates that there were grounds for believing that upon a very absurd quarrel between him and that Mr. Daniell had furnished anonya Custom-house officer, about the right of the said officer to chop wood in the front of the said
mous communications to the Singapore Custom-house, some blows were struck at him, for paper, and it concludes: “ Now had this which the party accused was not in chains in four hours. The case has been represented by the
slanderer been alone in the world, without Chinese to the Select Committee, in whose hands a wife and family, the chastisement of it is now placed. You will hear nothing of this
his person, till it was degraded to the from the Canton press: the editors have not yet, attained the use of the maxim. audi alteram
level of his mental depravity, would have partem. This occurred on the 21st April, at seven been only an 'act of justice : as others, o'clock in the evening."
however, suffer from his shame, Mr. Innes Asiat. Jour. N.S.V01.14. No.56.