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CHAPTER XV.

East India Affairs.

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TN the close of December, 1916, space of ten miles, that their loss

1 a dispatch was sent from Ma- in killed and wounded was comjor Lushington, commander of the puted at not less than 7 or 800 4th regiment of Madras light ca- men, besides a great number renvalry, to the hon. Mr. Elphinstone, dered incapable of following their British resident at Poonah, giving plundering excursions for want of an accountof his expedition against horses. The only casualty left for the Pindarces. These people had the Major to report was, that of made their appearance at Sogaum Captain Drake, a gallant officer, early on the 25th, on which ac- , who f" wt of a spear. count the Major had advanced his Alucta Government Gazette regiment towards that place on of the 10th of April states, that the 26th. He reached Sogaum at accounts from the banks of the seven in the morning, where he Nerbudda of the middle of March learned that a body of Pindarees, mention that the intrepid Captain cons.sting of between two and Caulfield had again distinguished three thousand, had attacked So- himself in a successful attack on gaum on the morning of the 25th, the Pindarees. Having received and being beat off, had taken the accurate information of the enroad to Kame. Major Lushington, campment of their leader, Shoikh after making the necessary ar- Doleah, at the head of a large rangements for the protection of body of horse, he marched to the his gun-troops and rear-guard, spot with two companies of the proceeded with 330 rank and file tenth infantry, and a squadron of to Kame, where he arrived at cavalry, and came upon them unnoon, being a march of twenty perceived near Hendia, The Pinmiles. He halted for a short time darees immediately rushed into to refresh bis men and horses, and the Nerbudda with the hope of then pushed on to Pepree, where fording that river ; but in the athe was informed that the Pindarees tempt a very considerable number were at Cowah, taking their meal. were cut to pieces or drowned, Moving on at a brisk pace, the and the chief was supposed to have Major surprised the enemy when fallen on this occasion. within a thousand yards of them ; The immediate cause of these and though they were on horse- disturbances appears to have been back, within two minutes, they the irruption of a party of mawere instantly flying in all direc- rauders, supposed to have been tions. The pursuit was conducted from the Mahratta frontier, which with so much ardour during a had entered the Cuttack district

through

through Goomsir; and being joined by the son of the Dewau of the bra multitude of vagabonds from Khorrdah Rajah; but having lost the Pergunnah of Khoordah, the in the action seventeen killed and insurrection soon assumed an about a hundred wounded, they alarming character. They took again hastily retired, and were the town of Khoordah, and then pursued to the end of the town. proceeded to Piply, situated mid- Six were taken prisoners, from way between Cuttack and Jagger- whose account it appeared that baut, with a view of cutting off the Rajah was the mainspring of the communication between those the disturbance. two places, and particularly of se. Jugbundoo being informed of curing the person of the Rajah of the defeat of the parties which had Khoordah, who is high-priest of been sent against Captain Walthe temple, and hereditary sweeper lington, immediately pushed out of the great idol.

to Jaggernaut at the head of some The same Gazette on April the thousand insurgents; and having 24th proceeds to communicate in t.surrounded the fort and placed formation respecting Cuttack and picquets in every direction, he beits district. After its conquest, by gan to erect a battery with two the British, the pergunna of great guns. Captain Wallington Khoordah was remarkable for its thinking it impossible with his hostility to the English govern- small force to make any impresment; and it was found necessary sion upon so formidable a mulfor the purpose of securing tem- titude, retired in the middle of the porary tranquillity to take charge night, and reached Cuttack with of the person of the Rajah, then his treasure on the 16th. a young man, and retain him in The Bombay Courier of April custody at Midnapore. When all the 26th conveys information, that opposition was subdued, the Ra- a large body of freebooting horse, jah was restored to his functions who were encamped on the banks in the temple, and was allowed a of the Peira, about 11 miles N.W. malikanu of twenty-four per cent. of Soonje Ramaney, were surbeing more than double the amount prised in their camp by a detach. giren in ordinary cases.

ment of the Madras army, under Since the above was drawn up, the command of Major Smith. further accounts have been re- Two companies of the first of the ceived from Cuttack up to the third, and the first of the second, 16th. Captain Wallington had and the flank companies of the fortified a bungalow at Jaggernaut, 4th Madras Native Infantry, and surrounded his small camp marched from the banks of the with a mud wall about seven feet Beema in pursuit of a body of high; and had thrown out wickets horse; and continuing the chace on every side, and was prepared with extraordinary perseverance against attack. On the 13th se for four days and five nights, came veral columns of insurgents rushed up with them, just as they were forwards to assault him, but were preparing for a march on the 17th soon obliged to retreat with loss. of April. The nature of the They made a second attack, led on ground preventing the infantry

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from immediately forming a line, threatened to shake the amity subthey poured a volley into the camp, sieting between the two States, the and then broke into divisions, and Governor-General in Council has marched through the camp. The the satisfaction to announce the freebooters got on their horses execution of a new treaty between with uncommon rapidity, and the Honourable Company and his formed behind their camp. As Highness the Peishwa, explaining soon as the infantry had got through and amending the articles of the the camp, Maj. Smith concentrated treaty of Bassein, with the addihis detachment. The horse then tion of certain provisions calculated exchanged a few shot with the to improve the alliance, and to profoot, and made off, leaving about mote and render permanent the 60 men, and many more horses, harmony which both Governments dead on the field.

are solicitous to maintain.

By command of his Excellency Fort William, July 10. the most Noble the GovernorDiscussions having occurred be- General in Council, tween the British Government and

J. Adam, the Government of Poona, which

Act. Chief Sec. to Gov. July 5.

CHRONICLE.

CHRONICLE.

JANUARY.

persons came forward to identify

the deceased, and among the rest i VE number of students last an old man, who swore that the

1 year at the University of deceased was his daughter, and Gottingen was greatly increased; that she was the wife of Israel it amounts already to 1,152; of Friday, an out-pensioner of Greenthese only 356 are natives of Ha- wich College. He then went into nover, 566 are froin other Ger- a lung account of a quarrel which man States, and 180 foreigners ; took place between Friday and his of the latter, 36 are Russians, 17 wife, on Wednesday the 1st of Swiss, 63 Danes, 10 English, 6 January, and of their fighting in French, 25 Hungarians, 4 Aine- his house with a knife and a ricans, 2 from the Greek isle of hatchet, which fight he with diffiChios.

culty suppressed; and that soon On Thursday, the ed inst. the afterwards both parties left his body of a woman was found tied house, and he had not been able to a boat near the landing-place to hear of either of them since, of the Royal Hospital at Green- except that he now believed the wich, on which an inquest was deceased to be his daughter, and held on the following Saturday, that she had been murdered by before Joseph Carttar, Esq. one somebody, and laid on the spot of the coroners for Kent. The where the body was found. Other evidence being very vague, the co- witnesses also swore to the defoner said he should not then censed being the daughter of the cluse the inquest, but adjourn till old man. The surgeons proved thie Tuesday following, in order that there were marks of violence that every exertion might be made on the head, &c. of the deceased, to procure better information, as but not sufficient to be deemed there was much suspicion in the mortal. This evidence, however, case, and it was but seldom that a induced the coroner to adjourn a woman was found dead without second time; and he directed the sumebody being able to give an constables to make diligcnt search ac ount of her death. He also di- after Friday, the husband, and Fected, that the body should be bring him before the jury on the examined by a surgeon, that his loih instant, to account for his opinion might be given on certain wife's death, if possible. The jury external marks which appeared on accordingly met again on the 10th it The jury accordingly met a- instant, when the constables rerain on Tuesday, when several ported that they had not been able

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to find Friday, but that they had Campbell, Esq., Drumsaynie, a found his wife alive and hearty; daughter of Archibald Smith, Lochwhereupon the father was sent for, goilhead.—Saved, John Campbell, and the other witnesses, all of Duncan Smith, Duncan M'Glaswhom were greatly but agreeably han." Another letter says, that surprised at the sight of the wo- Duncan M'Glashan died after be. man, and acknowledged their er- ing got on shore. ror in having sworn to the de- ï. We observe, with pleasure, ceased. The coroner reprimanded that the condition of the numethe witnesses severely for their rous body of nailmakers in Stafwant of discrimination ; but every fordshire is improved by a meeting one allowed, that the great like- of their einployers, held at West ness there was between the living Bromwich, when it was unaniwoman and the deceased might mously agreed to restore their have deceived better judges than rate of wages, which had been, the witnesses seemed to be, par- from the depression of that trade, ticularly as both the women had partially and considerably reduced. similar private marks on each arm. Birmingham Gazette. Under these circumstances further 8. For several hours this mornproclamation was made for evi- ing, the fog throughout the whole dence to identify the deceased, and of the metropolis was so intense, discover how she came by her that candles were used in every death ; but none appearing, the shop and counting-house. jury returned a verdict of “ Found 11. From the crowded state of dead, under suspicious circun- the foreign șeamen in the Helder, stances, and with strong marks of lying off the Tower, Government violence on her person; but whe- has given directions for another ther inflicted by accident or by de- vessel to be prepared for their resign, they could not ascertain.” ception. The Helder was calcu

A letter from Lochgoilhead, da- lated to be capable of containing ted the 3d of January, 1817, to a nearly 300; but as more than gentleman in Glasgow, says_"On that number have been sent on Monday last a boat left this, in board, sickness has made its aporder to go to Greenock ; when pearance, from the crowded state sailing down Lochgoil, they were of the miserable objects. hailed by a person that wanted to On Monday week, Dennis Murcross; they condescended, and, phy, of Limerick, sawyer, assistbeing upon the lee-shore, gave ing a constable in executing a the boat the two sails, which be- sessions decree at Rathmore casfore had but one: half way over, tle, in that county, was attacked opposite the Waninan, came on a by a number of fellows, who in squall, and run the boat down by the most savage manner beat him, not relieving the sheets. Eight and inflicted several wounds on persons were on board ; those his body, of which he died on that were drowned are, Archibald Wednesday. Thursday an inquest Campbell, Dugald Weir, Archi- was held on the corpse, and a bald Walker, Thomas Thomson's verdict of wilful murder returned wife, the ploughman to Archibald against the perpetrators. Twomen

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