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ning of May in prosecution of their July 1. At Colombo, the lady of the voyage.”-[Beng. Hurkaru. Hon. J. W. Carrington, Esq., of a daugh
PENANG 8. At Manaar, Mrs. A. E. Bartholomeus, of a
a son. 23. At Kandy, the lady of Licut. Bray- last this small but neat and tasteful theatre
George Town Theatre.- On Saturday brooke, of a son.
was opened for the first tiine to a large and respectable audience. The pieces select.
ed for the occasion were the tragedy of July 21. At Colombo, Mrs. Maria Hayes, aged 84 years.
" Fatal Curiosity," and the farce of “ The Hole in the Wall.” Some doubts and fears
were entertained for its success until the BIRMAN EMPIRE.
curtain drew up, when the elegance and
taste displayed in preparing the scenery BIRMAN EMBASSY TO COCHIN-CHINA. encouraged the pleasiug hope that the more By letters received from a passenger on
essential parts would be equally gratifying; board the Hero of Malown, spoken with
and this expectation was not disappointed. on the 28th May, near the Rabbit and The amateurs highly distinguished themConey, we have been put in possession of selves in their several characters, which, the subjoined facts relative to the mission being a first attempt, gained confidence from Ara to Cochin-China, of which we with the applause their successful efforts some time ago laid an account before our excited, and the performance ughout readers. We insert the words of the let went off with great éclat, and afforded geter itself, and expect that we shall be able neral satisfaction.- [Penang Gaz., Mar. 19. to lay some very interesting matter before Importation of Rice from Bengal. - The the public shortly with regard to its re importation of rice from Bengal since the sults. It must be remembered that pre- beginning of the present year is estimated, vious to the embassy having been sent we understand, at 40,000 bags. The price from Ava, a demi-official mission had of that article has now fallen to 2 drs. per been deputed to that place from the Go. bag. The markets being so amply supplied vernor of Sai-gun in Cochin-China. “ On will no doubt cause a material change in the arrival of the Cochin-Chinese ambas the retail price.---[Ibid., April 5. sador at the Court of Ava, he was seized
Earthquake.-On Sunday morning, beas an impostor, and confined in a dungeon tween the hours of five and six o'clock, two until accounts were received from Cochin
distant shocks of earthquake were felt on China, acknowledging him to be an envoy this island. The first was rather slight, but from the great king. Upon this he was the effect of the second lasted about half a well received, and an ambassador was minute, and hanging lamps, furniture, sent from Ava to Cochin-China imme.
&c. were observed to be moved by the diately after his departure for his own shock.-[Ibid. April 28. country. The person entrusted with the Pirman Mission was the son of an Eng- the first session of Oyer and Terminer for
Sessions.-On Monday, the 28th inst., lishman, born at Rangoon, called Gibson. The deputation reached Penang in the
the present year, was held at the Court
House with the usual ceremonies.-[Ibid., month of April last; and while His Fr.
April 30. cellency Mr. Gibson was amusing himself on shore, a Siamese junk, which was lying in the harbour, took fire and drifting with the tide, ran foul of and set fire to the
May 12. The lady of Capt. Burney, Birman vessel, in which the presents for Military Secretary to the Governor, of a the Emperor of Cochin-China were. consequence was, that both vessels sunk, and every thing was lost. Mr. Gibson
MARRIAGE. next day complained to the Governor of May 14. At St. George's church, Capt. Penang, and stated that the Siamese had Fred. Dangerfield, Bombay Military Esset fire to their own vessel purposely to tablishment, and Honorary A. D.C. to the put a stop to the embassy, which it was Governor-General, to Miss Mary Dioni reported was undertaken for the purpose Bannerman, third daughter of the late of both nations arranging matters for an
Governor Bannerman. invasion of Siam. Governor Philips supplied him with money to fit thein' out a second time, and having taken a passage
May 18. At sea, on his way to Penang, for them on board a Portuguese ship Mr. G. W. Cropley. bound for Macao, the commander of July 21, The Rev. Matupinus Petrus which engaged to land them at Sai-gun, Pecot, Vicar of the Portuguese church of they sailed from Penang about the begin. George Town, aged 37 years.
twenty-five sent in irons to Batavia.
(Penang Gaz. May 28. Letters from Malacca mention that the Accounts from Batavia, of the 9th AuHon. A. Koek, Esq. has been appointed gust, sta'e that the expedition against the Acting Governor of that settlement. Pirates of Tontol has been entirely suc
Letters from Macassar announce the SINGAPORE.
death of Aroeng Polekka Polekka, King
of Boni. Colonel Furquhar.- Letters of the 15th of
He is succeeded by his sister, April, from Singapore, announce the per
Aroeng Datoo. fect s'ecovery of Col. Farquhar, after the kris had actually entered so far as to touch the lungs. The inhabitants were so pleased
CHINA. at seeing him amongst them again, that the
Letters from Canton have been received first day he went out in his carriage, they by the 'Thames East Indiaman, dated the took the horses from it and drew him home
5th of August, bringing intelligence that to his house.
appears to forebode another misunderstand. New Institution. - On the 1st of April ing with the Chinese Government. It apwas established “ the Singapore Native pears that the affair of the Topaze frigate Institution,” to which 25,000 dollars have
has by no means been forgotten, though already been subsrcribed. This institution generally understood to have been arranged consists of a Chinese College, a Malayan in a satisfactory manner. On the arrival College, and a third or Scientific Departs of the Thames in the river of Canton, ment. The three patrons are Sir Stamford which took place early in June, a person Raffles, and Messrs. Wilberforce and
was sent on board by the Viceroy, to in. Grant. Colonel Farquhar is patron of quire whether they had brought out with the Chinese College, and the Rev. Mr. them the murderers of those persons who Hutchings of Penang of the Malayan one, fell in the affair of the Topaze, and were and of the latter Capt. Davis is trustee. prepared to deliver them up to be put to [Beng. Hurk., May 1823.
death by the Chinese. They considered Trade of the Island.–We have lately it to have been a stipulation fully agreed seen a letter, describing the extraordinary on, when they suffered the affair to rest, extent of the trade of the island of Singa- and the trade of the former season to go pore, during the year 1822. It appears on in the usual manner, that the misunderthat not less than 130,629 tons were em standing should undergo a strict investigaployed in the past year in the trade of that
tion by the English Government, and that the island, and that the value of the imports offenders should be brought to Canton by the and exports amounted to 8,568,172 Spanish first ship of the present season. The Comdollars; 1,400 tons of pepper, 13,526 mander of the Thames evaded the requisipeculs of tin, and nearly 1,000 tons of su tion, by alleging, as was the fact that his ship gar were exported, while India piece
was not the first of the new season, but the goods, to the value of nearly half a million
last of the preceding one, having been of Spanish dollars, and British piece- detained an unusual time on the voyage : goods, amounting to above two lacs and a
and with this plea the Viceroy professed half of Spanish dollars were imported himself satisfied. In the beginning of during the same period.-(Cal. John Bull,
August, however, before the Thames had June 25.
cleared her cargo, the Bombay, which was Shipping Arrivals,– The Royal George, in reality the first ship of the new season, Biden; the General Kyd, Nairne; and arrived in the river at Canton, when the the Kent, Cobb, from Bengal ;-the Far- application was repeated, and met with a quharson, Cruickshanks; the Hereford- reply so little satisfactory, that there was shire, Hope ; and the Waterloo, Alsager,
no probability that the Bombay would be from Bombay ;-and the Charles Grant, permitted to take in her cargo. It does Hay, from Mauritius, all bound to China.
not appear that the trade was actually The Inglis, Searle, from Bombay, had
stopped, the Bombay having proceeded passed Singapore; and the Kellie Castle,
froin Macao to make the experiment, and Adams, had arrived in the Roads, and
the result not being known. The other was under weigh the 21st of August, for ships which had arrived subsequently to China.
the Bombay, were waiting at Macao until
it was ascertained what course was adopted JAVA, &c.
by the Viceroy with respect to that ship.
The most violent conduct on his part was Letters recently received from the East apprehended, and it was reported that the ward state, that there has been a mutiny whole of the Hong, or security.meramong the Dutch troops at Minto, and chants, had been sent to Pekin, to answer that seven of the ringleaders have been for the omission of the expected redress shot, (of whom six were Frenchimen), and by the British Government.
TOMBS OF ENGLISHMEN AT SHIRAZ
capital. A late letter from Persia mentions that the tomb which had been erected over the remains of this much esteemed
gentleman, by Mr. Frazer, of the Bengal We some time ago received an account
Civil Service, had been also destroyed by that the tombs which had been raised over
the populace of Ispaban, and the materials the remains of these respected characters,
stolen, and that their avarice had tempted Mr. Rich and Doctor Taylor, of the Medi
them to open the grave, in the hopes of cal Establishment of this Presidency, at
finding money or other valuables. As Shiraz, had been wilfully destroyed by the
soon as this circumstance came to the Persians. The tombs appear to have been knowledge of Mr. George Willock, the raised within a public pleasure garden, and
Resident Chargé-d'Affaires, he immedi. to have been surmounted with a dome, ately wrote to the agent at Ispahan, to rewhich may not altogether have been con
move the remains of Mr. Jukes, with every sidered very gratifying to the Mussulman
proper token of respect, to the Armenian prejudices, and may have led to their de.
Church at Julfa, which, we are happy to struction. We cannot learn with any con
learn, has been strictly observed. The fidence whether the tombs themselves have
Armenian priest attended on the occasion, been destroyed, or only the buildings. It will be remembered that Doctor be considered suitable to the rank and
and every ceremony observed that could Jukes, who was employed on a special character of the deceased. - [Bom. Cour. mission of great importance to the court of
July 19. Persia, died at Ispahan, on his way to the
Assist. Surg. Mitchelson having been
reported sick, Assist. Surg. Mottley, atMILITARY APPOINTMENTS, tached to Artillery at Dum-Dum, is diPROMOTIONS, &c.
rected to afford medical aid to detachment Fort William, Aug. 15, 1823.
of H. M. troops proceeding to Upper Pro-Capt. Wm. Fendall
, H. M.'s 4th Light vinces, under coinmand of Capt. Gully of Drag. to be an Extra Aide-de-Camp to
Ens. Wm. Saurin, lately admitted, to the Governor General.
do duty with Lieut.-Col. Boyd's detachCapt. Irwin Maling, 9th regt. N. I. to
ment of Europ. regt. at Dinapore, and be a Supernumary Aide-de-Camp to His
directed to join. Lordship.
Assist. Surg. J. F. Stewart, attached to Brev. Capt. Edw. Lawrence, 2d regt. N. 1. to continue to officiate as Deputy Pay: Presidency General Hospital, to join and Master and Post-Master at Cawnpore,
do duty in Artillery Hospital at Dum
Dum. during Capt. Maling's absence.
Aug. 2, 1823. Assist. Surg. Wm. Graham, M. D. to be first Garrison Assist. Surg. of Fort Wil
Lieut. (Brev. Capt.) S. Thornton, to liam, vice Hewett, proceeded to Europe.
act as Adjutant to left wing of 1st bat. Assist. Surg. Henry Cavell, to be se
7th regt. wbile may continue separated
from Head Quarters. cond Garrison Assist. Surg. of Fort William, vice Graham.
Assist. Surg. Hunter, attached to ArCapt. Alex. Cock, 6th regt. L. C. trans
tillery at Mhow, to do duty with Ramferred to the Invalid Establishment.
poorah Local Bat. ; and Assist. Surg. Capt. Edw. Garstin, Corps of Engi- Pringle, on being relieved by Mr. Hunneers, nominated to officiate as Assist.
ter, will proceed to Neemuch, and join
2d bat. 16th regt. Superintendent of Public Buildings in Lower Provinces, and to receive charge of
Ens. Welchman to take charge of 5th Civil Buildings at the Presidency, during comp. Pioneers, until arrival of a Pioneer absence of Lieut. Buxton, deputed to
Officer at Nusseerabad. Moorshedabad, to superintend the con
Lieut. (Brev, Capt.) Alex. F. P. Macstruction of a Palace for the Nabob.
leod, now attached to Goruckpore Light Infantry, to do duty with Ramgurh Local
Bat. Head Quarters, on the River, July 29, 1823. Lieut. H. C. M-Kenly, lately appointed
Cornet G. J. Fraser removed from 4th Interp. and Quart. Mast. to Ist bat. 21st to 1st L. C. as junior of that rank.
regt. to continue to do duty with 2d bat. 1st Lieut. J. Henry Jarvis, to be In of regt. until end of rainy season, when he terp. to Artillery regt.
will proceed to join 1st bat. at Nagpore. Lieut. Vernon, 1st bat. 16th N. I, to do Exchange of appointments sanctioned duty with 1st bat. 230 N. I. at Barrack- between Brev. Capt. and Adj. Noton, pore, until 15th Oct. next.
who is appointed Interp. and Lieut., and
Interp. Lieut. Grigg, who is appointed Templer, Esq., of the Civil Service, of a Adj., to 1st bat, 23d regt.
Licut. Shortland, Ist bat. 18th regt. to Aug. 1. The lady of David Shaw, Esq., do duty with Ist bat. 23d regt. at Bar- M.D., of a daughter. rackpore.
3. At Allahabad, the lady of Major G. Brev. Capt. A. Stewart to act as Interp. Warden, 2d bat. 27th regt., of a son. and Quart. Mast, to 2d bat. 14th regt. as a 6. At Nusseerabad, the lady of Capt. temporary arrangement.
S. Smith, 3d L.C., of a daughter.
9. At Keitah in Bundelcund, the lady 6th Reg. L. C. Cornet F. Coventry to
of Lieut. W. Bignell, Ist bat. 8th N.I., be Adj. vice Anstruther, who resigns
of a daughter. that appointment.
At Midnapore, Mrs. John D'M.
Sinaes, of a daughter.
At Digah, near Dinapore, the lady Aug. 9. His Exc. the Com. in Chief in
of J. C. Brown, Esq., Civil Service, of India is pleased to promote the undermen.
13. tioned subaltern of 15 years standing and
The lady of Mr. Jolin Thomas, upwards, to the rank of Capt. by Brev. in
ship-builder, of a daughter.
14. the East Indies only, from 30th June,
The wife of Mr. G. Pyne, of a
15. Mrs. C. Lefever, of a daughter. 54th Foot, Lieut. E. A. Evanson.
At Barrackpore, the lady of Major The promotion of Lieut. J. Adair to a
H. Bowen, of a son. company in H. M. 67th regt, as notified
16. in G. 0. of 18th Dec. last, is cancelled.
At Gussery, in the vicinity of Cal. Lieut. Cassidy will succeed to the com
cutta, Mrs. B. Barber, jun., of a daughter.
18. In Fort William, the lady of Capt. pany vacant by the death of Capt. Hall, until His Majesty's pleasure is known.
W. R. C. Costley, Barrack Master, of a
At Barrackpore, the lady of Licut. Arrivals.
Thomas Haslam, 2d bat. 20th N.I., of Aug. 20. William Miles, Beadle, from London, and John Munro, Green, from
19. Mrs. Richard Williams, of a still.
born male child. Bombay.—23. Sophia, Sutton, from Lon
20. Mrs. F. Cornelius, of a son. don.-25. Lord Suffield, Brown, from
Mrs C. H. Hackett, of a daughter. ditto.--Sept. 2. London, Brown, from Liverpool.-4. Cadmus, Talbert, from ditto.
The lady of Capt. H. B. Pridham, The Ogle Castle, Brown, late Pearson,
of a daughter. put back to Calcutta to be docked, previous
The lady of John Smith, Esq., of to 2d Sept.
The wife of Mr. James Fermie, of Ships in the River Hooghly, 1st Sept. 1823.
Windsor, Haviside, to sail for China, 8th Sept.
Morley, Halliday, for Loudon, 12th June 16. At St. John's Cathedral, Mr. Sept.
G. Edward Smith, of the Veterinary ColBridget, Leslie, for Liverpool, 13th Sept. lege, to Miss Sarah O'Connor, of Donegal,
Ann and Amelia, for London, via Ma Ireland. dras, 15th Sept.
July 24. At Patna, Mr. Charles Peter Juliana, Webster, for London, 15th Fisson, to Miss Juliana Norrenberg. Sept. ; and Portsea, Worthington, for 26. At St. John's Cathedral, Mr. Wm. London, 1st Oct; both to touch at the Foy, of the Veterinary Establishment, to Mauritius.
Miss Mary Conner. Stentor, Harris; and Norfolk, Greig, Aug. 2. At St. John's Cathedral, J. H. loading.
Moscrop, Esq., to Mrs. Sophia Matilda Woodford, Chapman, to sail for Lon Richards. don, 15th Dec.
18. At St. John's Cathedral, Henry Fliza, Ward; and Pilot, Gardner, no Hugh Griffiths, Esq., Indigo Planter, to time fixed.
Miss Eliza Russell. William Miles, Beadle; Sophia, Sut 23. At St. John's Cathedral, S. P. ton ; Lord Suffield, Brown; Cadmus, Singer, Esq., to Anne, second daughter Talbert; and London, Brown; only just of the late S. Hill, Esq., of Futtyghur. arrived.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND
July 31. At Cawnpore, James Daniel, the infant son of Mr. Apoth. James Dick.
Aug. 1. At Patna, Chas. Elliot Money,
Aug. 1. At Patna, the lady of J. W.
son of Wigram Money, Esq., of the Civil ever, of the Sikhs, the Afghans fell back Service, aged 11 months.
upon their resources, and the battle we 8. At Meerut, Mrs. Keys, widow of have already mentioned was subsequently the late Dr. Keys, Superintending Surgeon of the Kurnaul Circle. After the death fought. We learn from the native Ukbars, of her husband, she fell ill, and in the
that two Englishmen and two Frenchmen course of a few days followed him to the have high commands in the army of Rungrave.
jeet Singh. A Mr. Jackson is comman9. At Allahabad, Thomas Jones Wat
dant of artillery, and a Captain Walker son, the infant son of Capt. T. C. Watson. 10. Offerer, Mr. C. M. Kent, aged 44.
“ of the horse brigade" is also mentioned. 11. At Cawnpore, Edward Jones, the
The names of the Frenchmen are Laird son of George Reddie, Superintending
and Venturio. It appears, from the same Surgeon, aged 3 months.
Ukbars, that three at least of these Euro12. At the house of Mr. Geo. Aviet, pean officers were mainly instrumental in after an illness of nearly 3 months, the 3d
achieving the late successes of the Sikhs. infant son of Mr. Abraham Avietmall, of Chinsurrah.
The European discipline, matériel, &c. 19. Frederick Ruddell, 4th son of appear to have been extensively introduced Capt. J. N. Jackson, aged 2 years.
into Runjeet's army.
We shall probably At Guserah, the infant son of R. speak more largely on these topics in our Barnes, Esq., aged 7 months.
next number, - Mrs. Elizabeth Samuel, aged about
In a letter, dated Agra, July 16, 1823, 19. Maha Rajah Rajkissen Behadur, it is stated that “ a serious affray has the son of the late Hajah Nobo Kissen. He died universally regretted, and his me
lately taken place on the Bhurtpore fronmory will be cherished and revered by his tier, by the wanton incursions of a party grateful relatives and friends.
of the Bhurtpore troops, into the Jageer 21.
At Fultah, on his way to town of the Nabob Ahmed Ehux Khan, a feufrom Kedgeree, Thomas Vaughan, of a dal tributary of the British Government, jungle fever, aged 27 years.
where many lives were lost, and much 26. Mr. W. C. D'Rozario, of the Cal- cruelty exercised by the Bhurtporeans. cutta Custom House, aged 18 years.
Hardly a year passes without some distur. bance of this nature on the Bhurtpore
frontier." Summary. VERY inaccurate and even ridiculous re Since our last number, accounts have ports having been circulated, through the been received of additional inundations in public prints, respecting the successes of Bengal, arising from the swollen state of the Runjeet Singh in his contest with the river Hoogly, owing to great rains in the Afghans, it may be desirable that we upper country. This heavy visitation occurshould acquaint our readers, in a few lines, red on the 7th of August. The cantonwith the actual state of affairs in that quar ments of Berhampore were endangered, ter.
The bunds having given way in various Runjeet Singh las neither taken pos- places, an immense tent of country was session of the city of Caubul, nor es
soon laid under water. Cultivation has suf. tablished himself on the throne of “ Sa fered greatly, and villages have been totally buctagi," a prince we never heard of. It destroyed. The rains in the upper country is true that he has beaten the Doranies, have likewise most seriously injured the the most powerful tribe in Afghanistan, in indigo crops : in short, the most distressa general battle; which was so bardly ing accounts have been received, both fought, that it lasted three days and threc from the upper and lower districts, of the nights. The advance of a powerful army failure or destruction of every kind of of Sikhs upon Peshawer, had previously crop, which has not grown upon the high induced the governor of that place (Yar grounds. Mabomed Khan) to transfer his allegiance to Runjeet Singh, on condition cf being Accounts have been received of another continued in the command of the city and
attempt at revolution in Manilla. It was district
. A numerous army of Afghans very promptly quelled, however, by Mararrived shortly after, with the hope of re tinez, the governor. The plot had scarcely ducing Peshawer. On the advance, how been investigated when the vessel sailed,