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The Rev. G. C. Jackson, chaplain of Kaira, to had crossed the Runn into Jhalawar, was visit Baroda occasionally for performance of divine service at that station.

pursued by Lieut. Graham with fifty sepoys of the 2d grenadiers, for fifty-four

miles without a halt, and though the MILITARY APPOINTMENTS,

plunderers had only one man killed and PROMOTIONS, &c.

one wounded, and lost a few horses, they Bombay Castle, Oct. 17.-Mr. D. Craw to be staff were still prevented from doing the missurgeon to field force assembled in Cutch, and Mr.

chief they intended.-(Bom. Cour. Sept. 24. Assist. Surg. C. Scott to be deputy medical storekeeper to dittto; dated 1st Oct.

The latest advices from Cutch were Oct. 18.-Capt. P. D. Ottey, 11th N.I., to act as brought by the vessels lately detached with an assist. in department of quart. mast. gen. at troops in that direction. The predatory presidency.

bands from Scind had not molested the Cadets admitted. Messrs. H. L. Salmon and G. K. Erskine, for cav., and prom. to cornet.--Messrs. British territory, but continued their atA. A. Drummond, T. M. Dickinson, C. Birdwood,

tacks against Cutch. A report was in H. C. Morse, C. Rooke, E. W. C. Parry, J. Broadhurst, J. C. Heath, and C. Gilberne, for inf., and

circulation that the Scindians had at prom. to Ensign respectively.

tacked Nugher Parkur, but had been Messrs. J. Goss and J. Crawford admitted as

repulsed. As this is the principal haunt assist. surgeons. Oct. 22.-Lieut. S. Slight, of engineers, to be

of the plundering hordes, if the above executive engineer of Surat div. of army.-Capt. report is true, it shows a disposition Waddington, acting executive engineer to Baroda on the part of the Ameers to pre.. subsidiary force is confirmed in that situation, v. Slight.

vent them finding, for the future, an Oct. 27.-Assist.surg. G. Davis to act as deputy asylum in any part of their territories, or medical storekeeper at presidency.

those of their tributary chiefs. His MaLieut. W. F. Allen, 24th N.I., appointed tem

jesty's 4th dragoons, a troop of horse artilporarily an extra subaltern to bat. of pioneers, and will place himself under orders of Capt. Hart, dep.lery, and the 8th regiment native infantry, assist. quart. mast. gen., on Khoomarlie Ghaut. marched from Kaira for Cutch on the

3d October. - Bom. Paper, Oct. 15.


Accounts from the Upper Provinces In a former number we mentioned that

mention that the political agent had been the banditti who have lately infested Cutch obliged to leave Ajmere, and that the had succeeded in plundering the village of

Nuserabad field-force would probably have Bheemasseer. On this intelligence being to move in that direction. The Bhurtpore received, Capt. Sandwith, with a troop of

people continued restless, and kept our the 1st cavalry, and about forty sepoys of

troops on the alert.-[Bom. Cour. Oct. 8. the 21st regt., marched in pursuit, and came up with the plunderers near Paddanan, but found them posted among some

SCOTCH CHURCH AT BOMBAY. bushes in the Runn, while the interven- We understand, that at their last meeting space was a muddy plain, in which ing, the Session of the Scotch church at the horses sunk up to their knees, and this presidency, in concurrence with the which was, in fact, almost impracticable

church sessions of Calcutta and Madras, for cavalry. An advance was, however, appointed the Rev. James Clow, senior made with the sepoys, and forty dismount

minister of the Scotch church of Bombay, ed troopers under Lieut Fawcett. The and John Stewart, Esq., an elder of the enemy (about 300 in number) shewed a said church, to be their commissioners to disposition to become the assailants, but the General Assembly of their national when they had advanced within about a church, which is to be held at Edinburgh, hundred yards of our troop, who steadily

in May 1826-(Bom. Cour. Aug. 27. waited without firing a shot, they began to waver; they received a well-directed volley, which did them some injury, and im- We have perused the number of the mediately dispelled their doubts as to how Oriental Herald for April, but really a it was best to act. They took to flight, voyage to England appears to torture every pursued by the troopers and sepoys, but piece of intelligence so terribly from the from the very difficult nature of the ground, truth, and every page relating to India is and it being nearly dark, they suffered so tainted with the spirit of party and comparatively little injury,

partizanship, that no interest is excited, We have also seen a letter which ment- and all confidence destroyed. There is a tions that Lieut. Kennett, with a party of long article from India, entitled “ Barrackthe 21st regt., had fallen in with a party pore Massacre, Burmese War, and Pre of these marauders, and had killed and sent State of the Native Army in Bengal,” wounded about thirty of them, taking ten the merits of which will be better underprisoners. Four of the prisoners were stood and more correctly commented upon tried, found guilty of rebellion by the in that part of India to which it more Rao's government, and executed.

particularly relates, than where we are now Another party of these marauders, which writing. The following piece of informa


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tion, which is appended, by way of note, fusal, to expel them from the place. The will be new to many of our readers :- Brahmins refused compliance, and stated “ It will surprise these optimists to hear, their determination of starving themselves that in our Eastern territories, since the rather than resign their claims. The ferdisaster of our troops at Ramoo, monthly ment then became so great throughout the bonfires celebrate this event as the signal city, that Devanjee was unable to attend of the downfall of British power. Al- the durbar, fearing injuty from the multithough I cannot vouch for this myself, I tude on quitting his house; which behave heard it from an individual whose coming known to the sircar, orders were testimony is worthy of every respect.” issued to the head Brahmin to drive

As in the article to which we have al- the Brahmins from the pagoda, but he Juded all India is described as partici- was obliged to return, they being firm in pating in the interest excited by the Bur- their determination of not dispersing. In mese war, and even the insurrection at

consequence of this, the Guicawar beKittoor is insinuated to be only a branch came apprehensive of the disturbance takof a general conspiracy, we should like to ing a more serious turn, and application be informed if any of our readers have was made to the Acting Resident for adever witnessed these monthly illuminations, vice, who declined interposing, upon the as it appears to us such an odd way of grounds of his not being warranted to in throwing darkness and obscurity over the terfere with any matters connected with the designs of those who had secretly com- religion of the natives. A message was bined for the destruction of the British then sent to Devanjee, stating the great power and dominion in India.-(Bom. concern of the sircar at the proceedings, Cour., Aug. 20.

and its fear of the stigma that would be

affixed to the caste, should any of the RELIGIOUS DISPUTE AT BARODA.

Brahmins die through their perseverance A dispute which occurred. at Baroda, in abstaining from food for a longer period, near the end of July, between the Brah- and recommending his submitting to their mins and a caste of Purbhoos called Coyest, terms for the present; but to this a decided seems to have excited much agitation with refusal was sent, and he expressed a dethe natives there, and no little ill-blood termination of putting an end to his examong those principally concerned. It istence by poison. Having expressed this appears to be similar to one that existed at resolution, he closed the doors of his Poonah in 1795, when the Brahmins ac- apartment, and no doubt was entertained cused the Purbhoos of having made alarm - of his intending to carry it into effect, but ing encroachments upon their prerogatives, his family became alarmed, and on their and which arrived at so great a height as to threatening to break open the doors he came call for the interference of the peishwa. out, and an assurance from the Guicawar

The origin of the present dispute appears arriving at the moment of his endeavour to be in a Coyest purbhoo, named Witto- to settle the matter to his wishes, he was ba Devanjee, the minister at Baroda, who prevailed on to submit quietly to the being desirous of obtaining the rights of a guidance of his friends. The next day Brahmin for himself and caste, by under- (30th of July) an order was issued by the hand means, was, with others, invested Guicawar for the dismissal of the whole of with the privilege by a Shastree of note at

the Brahmins from Baroda, with a notifiPoonah, and which, on becoming known

cation of their being at liberty to proceed to the principal Brahmins, induced much where they pleased; but on an appeal being ferment among them; the shastree was made by them to the acting resident, matdisgraced, and a vakeel sent to Baroda,

ters were allowed to stand over until a redemanding from the heads of caste there, ference could be made to Government, the expulsion of the intruders from so- and the affair terminated for the present ciety, and the punishment of the Brah

without violence.-(Bom. Gaz., Aug, 24. mins who supported him. quence, an assembly was held at Wittoba's

sir CHARLES COLVILLE, pagoda, in Baroda, the members of which, The society of Bombay is, we underwho were exceedingly numerous, resolved stand, about to experience a severe loss by not to break up until satisfaction was ob. the approaching departure of His Exc. tained ; and such was their zeal, that they Lieut. Gen. the Hon. Sir Charles Colabstained from food for five days, at the ville, G. C. B., Commander-in-chief at end of which time a message was sent to this presidency, as well as in that of the the sircar, demanding that Devanjee should Venerable Archdeacon Barnes: the latter, be obliged to abandon the celebration of we hear, proceeds in the James Sibbald, the vadockt, and resume his proper habit, advertized to sail on the 15th Nov.-(Bom. which was refused, in consequence, it is Chron. reported, of Devanjee having bribed the Guicawar and his mother with a lac of rupees to order the instant dispersion of A letter from Kaira mentions that a the assembly, and threaten, in case of re- poor woman of the Wagree caste, belong

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ing to the village of Ullundra, has had & At Poonah, the lady of Lieut. J. H. Bell. four children at a birth, three males and

assist. auditor gen., of a daughter.

10. The lady of L. J. Miguel, Esq., of a daughone female.

They were all living when ter. the letter was written.--(Bom. Cour.,

22. At Baroda, the lady of Capt. W. K. Lester,

commissary of stores, of a son. Aug. 13.


Oct. 20. J. Williams, Esq., resident at Baroda, The First Part of Henry the IVth. was

to Miss Mary Evans. acted last night, before a crowded and

DEATHS. applauding audience. The different characters were remarkably well sustained;

Aug. 23. At Mandavie, in Cutch, Major A. C.

H. Lamy, commanding 16th regt. N.I. the scenery was most appropriate, and the Sept. 28. At Poonah, Agnes, second daughter of dresses and decorations were at the same Colin Campbell, Esq., of Glasgow, aged 18 time splendid and in good taste — Bom.

Oct. 7. At Bycullah, Teresa, the lady of Capt.

P. Maughan, H.C.'s marine. Cour., Aug. 27.

18. The Rev. E. Frost, American missionary,

aged 33. SHIP BUILDING, We understand that orders have been

Ceylon. received from England to commence shipbuilding for the navy. A line-of-battles

BISHOP OF CALCUTTA. ship and a frigate are, we hear, to be im- The Lord Bishop of Calcutta left Point mediately laid down.-(Bom. Cour., Oct. 8. de Galle on the morning of the 29th Sept.

on his return to Calcutta. His Lordship THE WEATHER.

was accompanied to the beach by a guard Baroda, Aug. 1.–The rains for the last of honour, and all the civil and military fifteen days have been abundant, and every authorities of the place, and embarked thing has so much improved as to give the about half past eight o'clock, under the natives every hope of an abundant harvest. usual salute.

Belgaum. - The monsoon has been so During the short stay the Bishop was violent here as to flood the whole place, and enabled to make in Ceylon, his Lordship do considerable injury to the buildings, visited Galle, Colombo, Kandy, and Bad public and private. Several horses belong- dagama, held an ordination at St. Peter's ing to the horse artillery, &c. have been Church, attended divine service in the killed, and others are so much injured by Malabar and Singalese languages at the the weather, as to induce a fear of the churches of St. Thomas and Wolvendal, mortality being very considerable.—[ Bom. examined the seminary at Colombo, and Gaz., Aug. 24.

administered the right of confirmation five Cutch. - We are sorry to say that no

times. rain has fallen in Cutch since the 2d of August, and the crops are, in consequence, completely burnt up. The same has hap

Singapore. pened in some parts of Katty war, so that this is now the third year these unfortunate

On the 2d Aug., the Resident, accomcountries have been exposed to great dis- panied by the executive officer, embarked tress from a scarcity of grain. - [Bom.

on board the Malabar, and sailed on a Paper, Oct. 15.

voyage round the island.

This expedi.

tion is undertaken, we believe, by the SHIPPING.

order of the Supreme Government, for Arrivals.

the purpose of taking formal possession of Oct. 1. James Sibbald, Forbes, from London the several adjacent islands ceded to us by 4. Magnet, Todd, from London. - 15. Dorothy, the recent treaty with the Sultan of SingaGarnock, from Liverpool.

pore.-[Sing. Chron., Aug. 4. Departures.

On the 10th Aug. the Resident returned Oct. 20. Magnet, Todd, for London.--Nov. 5.

to the settlement, after hoisting the Bri. Lady Kennaway, Surflen, for London.

tish flag on all the islands within ten miles

of the shores of Singapore. During the BIRTHS, MARRIAGE, AND DEATHS

voyage the party paid a visit to the Carimons, and examined the tin mines upon

those islands. [Ibid, Aug. 18. Sept. 28. At Belmont, Mrs. A. Mackintosh, of a daughter.

Mrs. G. F. Andrews, of a daughter. Oct. 3. At Poonah, the lady of Capt. Lowrie, of On Thursday the 30th June, a meeting a daughter. 4. The lady of Lieut. G. W. Blachley, 14th

of the principal part of the gentlemen of regt. N.I., of a son.

the settlement was held, with a view to 7. At Poonah, the wife of Mr. J. W. Windsor, establish a club, to be called the “ Rattles of a son. 8. At Poonah, the lady of Maj. Snodgrass,

Club," in honour and commemoration of assist. com. gen., of a daughter.

Sir Stamford Rafftes, as founder of the Asiatic Journ. Vol. XXI. No. 124.

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Singapore.- Netherlands India. settlement, and as a lasting testimony of deration when Sir Stamford Raffles arrived the sense the community of this island in Bengal. His local knowledge and erentertain of the great benefits experienced perience induced him to warmly follow from his patriotic and eminent services in up Lieut. Col. Farquhar's suggestions, and first forming the settlement, and in oppo- when the Supreme Government decided sing, at great personal responsibility, its on their propriety, pointed him out as a abandonment soon after its occupation, as fit agent for carrying them into effect. well as the impulse and spirit created by Lieut. Col. Farquhar, at that time prehis energy and activity during the short paring to return to Europe, was requested period of his residence here, to which is to delay his d-parture, and take charge of inainly to be ascribed its present flourish- the infant settlement. Sir Stamford arrived ing and respectable appearance,

at Penang, met Lieut. Col. Farquhar The club having been decided on and there, and, as his own presence might be formed, it was resolved that an annual more advantageously employed on the dinner, ball, and supper should be given public service in another quarter, Sir to the ladies and gentlemen of the settle- Stamford requested Lieut. Col. Farquhar ment on the 6th July, the birth-day of Sir to proceed alone. The expedition was Stamford; pursuant to which resolution, quitting the harbour, when Sir S. altered an entertainment was given at the Singa- his views, and joined it, and it proceeded pore hotel on that day, at which a party to the Carimons, which, from their central of fifty persons sat down to a sumptuous situation, had been considered by Lieut. and well laid-out dinner, consisting of Col. F. eligible for the new establishment. every luxury the East affords. — (Sing. On examination, neither presented suffiChron., Juiy 21.

cient level ground. It was then determined to examine the eastern entrance of the old straits, and on the way to commu

nicate with the Tumongong, who To the Editor of the Singapore Chronicle. known to reside at Singapore; Capt.

Sir: The legitimate claims of Sir Stam- Ross, of the Bombay marine, having ford Raffles, as a benefactor to Singapore, stated that Singapore might be approached are probably more injured than advanced much nearer than appears practicable in by praise bestowed on insufficient data. 'the old charts, which indicate a shoal Alat I am led to this observation by the notice extending from St. Johu's to the entrance in your last number of the entertainment of the old straits. The result of touching given by the Raffles Club, in which Sir at Singapore was a decided opinion in Stamford is designated the founder of Sin- favour of its eligibility, which was immegapore.

diately acted upon, and the present settleThe circulation of your paper in various ment formed. parts of the globe may confirm the public The above brief statement will show in an error, should this be allowed to re- that the presence of Sir Stamford Raffles main in your columns without contradic- at, or his agency in the foundation of a tion, and being one of the earliest settlers, settlement to the eastward of Malacca, I consider it a duty to transmit the follow- was purely adventitious, and will corroboing statement to disprove the exclusive rate the assertion, that he is not the sole right of Sir Stamford Raffles to be consi. founder of Singapore. If this title can dered the founder of Singapore.

be claimed by subordinate officers, Lieut. Singapore, or rather a settlement to Col. F. had an equal claim. Principals, the east«vard of Malacca, and near the en- and not agents, have generally the merit trance of the China seas, was founded by of any particular action forming a part of the Supreme Government, at the repre- a whole administration - the success of a sentation of the Penang government, act- division is attributed to the general of an ing on the suggestions of Lieut. Col. Far- army, and not to the commanding officer, quhar, addressed to them as early as 1816, and by a parity of reasoning, the Marquess and more particularly in 1818. At the of Hastings is the real founder of Singalatter period that officer was employed pore. transferring Malacca to the Commissioners

Your obedient servant, of the Netherlands Government, and as

A SINGAPOREAN. certaining that the Dutch intended to reoccupy Rhio, a step which would preclude the British from participation in the trade of the Archipelago with China and India, Netherlands Jndia. Lieut. Col. Farquhar procured the consent of the Malayan Government to our occupation of any of the numerous islands The advices from Batavia, received in belonging to Johore. The despatches London, are to the 9th November. There from the Penang Government communica- have been several skirmishes between the ting this event, and urging the formation Dutch troops and the natives, generally of a new establishment, were under consi. in favour of the former, In one of the



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principal engagements, 500 Dutch troops lowing is a detail. It has been furnished defeated an army of 8,000 natives, and to us on the best authority, and its statesuch was the panic among the latter, that ments may be relied on. a great number were killed during the re- It appears that the foreigners at Canton treat into the interior. The natives, since having long had to complain of the very this action, had not appeared in any force, gross exactions made upon them, in going and the island was becoming more tranquil. and coming between Macao and Canton, The Batavian Government does not appear determined to petition the Viceroy on the in good credit in the island. The bills on subject; but apprehending that the sethe Dutch Government were drawn at the curity merchants, through whom such perate of 4s. per dollar; the bills on Eng. tition should be presented, were interested land at 3s. 6d. per dollar. Great excesses in continuing the exaction, they resolved appear to be committed by the pirates. to present the petition themselves. They

accordingly proceeded to the gate of Can

ton, and resolutely remained until a ChiBy a prahu which has arrived from Ma- nese officer received the petition, under cassar, authentic accounts have been re- promise of its being laid before the Viceceived, which state that the west coast has roy. After eighteen days' delay, no answer been restored to tranquillity by the submis being returned, the foreigners determined sion to the Netherland authorities of the again to petition, and on again proceeding petty Lords of Supa Tanete and Chindra- to the gate, found it open, and rushed poli. The Queen of Boni, the Rajah of in. Seeing a large conspicuous regal-like Sopang, and the federation of Wajo, are house, they iinmediately entered in a body, still in open arms, having retired into their not doubting it was the Viceroy's palace. inaccessible fastnesses in the mountains. They found, however, that it was a jossA considerable proportion of the Dutch

house: but observing a soldier running troops, with the Panambanarn of Suuia- out upon their storming it, they conjectured nap and his auxiliary Mandurese, had re

he would wing his flight to the palace, and turned to Java.--[Sing. Chron., Sept. 1.

accordingly they pursued him until he reached a great house with many guards

and other appurtenances of royalty. Here, BORNEO.

however, they were again deceived; they A prahu, from Sambas, brings an ac- had got into the house of the commandant count of the state of hostilities between

of the city, and even into the apartments of the Dutch and the Chinese gold miners, the ladies, who, it may well be believed, Two hundred an fifty Dutch troops have were not a little alarmed at the visit. It arrived from Java to reinforce the fort of

was now impossible to get out: and here Mampawa, with orders to act on the de

the party took their ground, resolutely fensive until further assistance can be ren

demanding that their petition should be dered. The Chinese are now the assailants, received ; and refusing, either by threats and have presented themselves in great

or entreaties, to leave the city. The result force at a place called Duri, close to the

was, that they carried the day, as well as Dutch fortress, and situated on the same

the place, and received an assurance from river. In this situation they have had the the security merchants, that the chop temerity repeatedly to attempt to destroy should no longer be levied on them, or, if the Dutch flotilla lying in the river, which demanded by the Hoppo, should be paid is very narrow, by grappling irons applied by the security merchants ! to destroy the rigging, or to drag them then offered, like well-bred Europeans, to ashore and strand them.-[Ibid.

apologize to the commandant for their unWe hear, with regret, that the Dutch mannerly intrasion into his house, an offer Resident of Sambas and his secretary, on gladly accepted of : and when brought out their passage from Pontina in a small native

to be conducted beyond the city gate, the vessel, were attacked by a fleet of eighteen farce of looking mightily big was played Lanoon pirates, and killed. The Resident, off by the Mandarins quite in the Chinese it appears, was accompanied only by a few

style, the most pompous language and armed Malays, and had no European es

most angry gesticulations affected, and one cort. The place where this circumstance of the foreigners suddenly subjected to the took place was Pulo Kebung, and the

speaker's hand being drawn across his leader of the banditti is a well-known neck, to signify, if found there again, they person, commonly known by the name of

would lose their heads ; an indignity which Raja Muda.-[Ibid., July 21.

the foreigners took in good part, and in perfect keeping with the whole picture, passed on to the first linguist, in a style of

excellent effect and humour. So ended China.

this strange affair. - [('al. . John Bull, A very singular scene has lately been Oct. 12. transacted at Canton, of which the fol- Later accounts from Canton, via Singa

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