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intercourse with the sea, will, it is expected, be restored by the measure in question.
The Rajah of Travancore being desirous to obtain Braminical honours, but being ineligible on account of family descent, he caused a golden cow of great magnitude to be formed, and at a recent public festival, he walked through the body of the statue; by which ceremony he became consecrated, and has since been numbered in the highest rank of Bramins.
The Wahabites, previous to their late defeat, kept all the neighbouring provinces in a state of terror. Their en trance into Yumboo was marked with the most horrid excesses; they plundered all the shrines of their treasure, having by torture extorted from the priests a knowledge of the secret places in which it was deposited. On every occasion of resistance, they put the vanquished to death, without discrimination as to sex or age, and have carried several hundred females into captivity.
fantry. He had been 27 years in the service, and had fought numerous battles in India, under his uncle Sir Eyre Coote. His death was the consequence of wounds which he received in storming the fort of Alhi Ghur. In this affair he lost his right hand, and his left thigh was dreadfully shattered.---Major Richd. Stewart, 65th.---Capt. Stuart, 5th native infantry. --Major Edwin Lloyd. Bengal infantry. ---Lieut. Charles Gordon, 11th native infantry.---Lt. Col. J. P. Watson, 75th ---Lt. Col. James Kines, senr. Madras native infantry.---Capt. C. Berrie.---Lt. Col. Wittil, Bengal artillery.---On his passage to Calcutta, C. Law, esq. senior merchant on the Bengal establishment... Lt. Col. Thomas Taylor, Bengal infantry. ---Capt. Wedgeborough of the B. Marine. Capt. W. Erlam, 12th King's.---Capt. Rogers, royal artillery.---Lt. Col. W. Henry, of wounds received in the storm of Gawilgnwi.----Aged 58, on service with a detachment of the company's troops in the province of Bundelcund, and after an absence of above 40 years in the East Indies, Lt. Col. Thomas Polhill, of the 1st regt. of native infantry, and commander at Prince of Wales's island. He was the eldest son of the late David Polhill, esq. one of the justices of Maidstone.---Capt. Allan Grant, town-major of Madras.---Mr. M Roberts, assistant surgeon, 33d.---George MMahon, esq. of the supreme court, Madras.---Lient. Peacocke, 10th native infantry.---Major Arthur M'Cally of the 12th ditto.---The rev. Dr. M'Kinnon, chaplain 76th fool. ----Capt. Morley, native infantry.--. Drowned, on his passage from Bengal to Bombay, where he intended to embark for his native country, Colin Anderson, M. D. surgeon of the 75th regt. He had Accounts from Java, received by the served as surgeon in the army about 35 late conveyance, via Madras, state the years. During the American war he acrecent dispute between the King of companied the 15th foot to that country; Bantum and the Dutch, to have arisen and during the twenty-five years of his from some mercantile dealings---a de- residence in India, he has been surgeon putation from the latter waited on the to the 71st, 77th, and 75th regiments. king to remonstrate, but instead of As a professional and scientific nian, the hearing them, he threw them into dun- service could not boast one more able or geons, and afterwards refused a consider- more humane; and his social qualities able sum for their ransom. The Dutch had acquired him universal love and failing in other expedients, fomented a esteem.---Capt. B. Bradshaw, 78th.---conspiracy, in which the king was soon Sir A. Hesilrige, bart. Bengal, civil after assassinated by his brother.
A missionary station is about to be established in the neighbourhood of Madras, where the missionaries are to study the eastern languages.
General Wemys, in August last, made an extensive and minute survey of the country about Columbo, with a view to establish some posts, to repress the fre-. quent predatory incursions of some Adigars, who having been obliged to retreat from the Corbies, have established themselves in the mountains.
The elephants in the neighbourhood of Trincomale have lately committed great ravages, and killed several Sepoys and Malays.
servant.---Capt. H. Burke, artillery.--Capt. Chambers, 6th native infantry.--India.] Lt. Col. Griffin, 18th nat. inf. Lieut. Chetty, 11th ditto.Major J. Capt. Ryan, 6th ditto.----Capt. Darke, Campbell, junr. of Combie, 94th.---Lt. invalid artillery.---At Madras, Colonel Col. H. D. de Meuron.----Lieut. & Adjt, Kenny of the 11th regt. of native in- Smith, 19th drag.---Cap', Hazard, 9th YOL. III.
native infantry.---Capt. Lieut. Craigie, works esteemed by the erudite, is á Artillery.---Gol. R. Sutherland, late of translation of the Oupnek' hat. During Scindeah's service.---At Bombay, Me- a number of years, and even in his very hendi Ali Khan, a man who from a mean advanced age, he lived without a fire, origin, was raised to a considerable ein- and never had any domestic; but that ployment in the East India company's which appears scarcely credible, though service, and entrusted with the providing an actual fact, is, that his subsistence supplies to a large amount at Judda, for each day cost him only four sous. With the troops employed on the expedition such limited desires, he disdained place to Egypt, which he executed greatly to and honours, and always insured to himthe satisfaction of the Bombay govern- self independence. Thus, when it was ment. He was formerly sent as resident necessary as a member of the Institute, at Bashire, and was deputed on an em- to submit to a formality, which, from bassy to the Persian monarch, for which some unknown motive he was averse to, the East India company liberally re- he gave in his resignation. M. Anquetil, warded him.----Of a cannon ball, Mr. Z, the elder brother, has published a very Betty, son of Mr. Betty, apothecary gene- interesting narrative upon the life and ral to the forces in the West Indies, and works of his brother, and M. Sylvestre nephew of the father of the young Ros- de Sarcy, has pronounced on his tomb cius.---Lieut. W, Parr,
a funeral oration.
Some time since, at Copenhagen,
At Jamaica, the rev, T.O'Keefe, chapé lain to the Duke of Clarence, and only son Professor Vohl, He was a native of of the celebrated dramatic writer. He Bergen in Norway. In the year 1783, was a young gentleman of considerable he, by order of his Danish Majesty, tra abilities, and it is said, his father was velled through the different countries of preparing for the stage a piece, which Europe, and the states of Barbary. On for whim and drollery was not surpassed his return to Copenhagen two years afby any of his preceding labours, when he terwards, he was appointed a Professor received the news of this melancholy and editor of the Plora Danica. He event.---At Kingston, Jamaica, John afterwards travelled through various Griffin Saville, Esq. captain in the royal parts of Europe, and received many navy. He eminently signalized himself under his friend Sir Sidney Smith, in the debarkation of the British forces on the Egyptian shore.
At Tortola, in theWest Indies, James Bruley, esq. aged 28.
At Richmond, in America, Mrs.West, who has been styled the Melpomene of the Virginia company of comedians. At Boston in America in his 65th year, Thomas M-Donogh, esq. his Britannic Majesty's consul for the New England States.
At Florence, in his 76th year, the celebrated naturalist, Felix Fontana. He was buried close to the coffin of Galileo. He was the author of a work on the mildew of wheat, which has lately excited such attention among agriculturists.
Aged 74, M. Anquetil Duperron, ancient member of the National Institute of France, &c. Perhaps no Orientalist of Europe (Sir William Jones excepted) better understood the various languages of the east. He had studied for a long time in India, at the school of the Bramins. He had here collected a number of precious manuscripts, many of which were by him presented to the National Library. Among other of his
marks of consideration. The French Directory presented him with a a copy of that rare work,Plantes du Roi, which Malherbes formerly prepared for Louis XVI. On his return from this tour, he was made Professor of Botany, and superintendant of the botanic garden belonging to the university of Copenhagen, Besides his botanical pursuits, Vohl applied himself to various other branches of natural history. He assisted in the compilation of the Zoologia Danica, and the Icones of Ascanius. He communicated some interesting information to Currer at Paris, on the history of carnivorous beasts, and to Fabricius on the history of insects. He had on his various tours collected a very large Herbaricum, which by the numerous contributions of his friends, at length swelled to a conprodigious size, and is, perhaps, unrivalled for the number and admirable arrangements of the plants it contains. His last work, entitled. Enumeratio Plantarum, he had unfortunately not completed at his death.
At Vienna, aged 79, the celebrated composer Haydn. Few have published so many works, or enjoyed such uninterrupted success as he has; his last productions are not at all inferior to
and which procured him such celebrity and eminence in Europe. In all his pieces, a certain originality or expression may be observed; one recognises his composition in the first measures of a symphony or sonata. He may, indeed be said, to have had no rival, unless we except Mozart.
those which he published in his youth, demy of Saint Lue at Rome, of which he was named Professor at Paris; and some time after the suppression of this establishment, he settled at Dijon. It was he who executed the statue of Voltaire, so well known, which was placed in the tyring room of the Comedie Francaise, which was done by subscription. This statue has since been removed to the hall of the National Institute. M. Attiret executed at Dole, the public fountain there, ornamented with three figures en pied. At Dijon, there are among many excellent pieces of this master, two of Melpomene and Thalia, and four statues representing the four seasons.
France has just lost one of its most able statuaries, in M. Julien, member of the class of Fine Arts of the Institute. Although very advanced in age, he prosecuted his labours to the last, having but recently finished a marble statue of Poussin. His female bather, in black marble, and his fine statue of La Fontaine, will long be considered as the chefs d'œuvre of his art.
Astronomy has sustained an irreparable loss by the death of Pierre François Andre Mechan, who may literally be termed a martyr to the science. He was born at Laon the 16th of August, 1744. In 1774, he read his first memoir to the French Academy, on an eclipse which he had observed at Versailles the 11th of April of that year, which gave great satisfaction. He was afterwards attached to the marine depot,where he made some immense calculations for the improvement of maps. He discovered, and calculated the periods of many comets. He carried the prize of the Academy in 1782, upon the comet of 1661, whose return he foretold in 1790. In 1792, he was charged, in conjunction with M. Delambre with the measurement of the meridian, from Dunkirk to Barcelona: he returned in 1798; but to complete this work, he was desirous of extending his labours to the Ballares isles; and with that view, he set off in 1803. had already reconnoitred with infinite pains all the stations, and had completed three, when on the 20th of September, 1804, he was seized with a fever, which reigns every year upon the coast of Valencia, caused by its swamps and marshes. A detailed account of his labours, together with his portrait, will be found in the journal of M. Zach, and M. De Lalande will no doubt do justice to his memory, in his history of astronomy.
Masers de Latude, known by his confinement of 35 years in the castle of Vincennes, in the Bastile and Bicetre, died lately in the 80th year of his age. His long confinement of 35 years had so little injured his health, that even at his very advanced age, he could take very long walks. The heirs of Madame Pompadour, on whose account he had been so long confined, gave him some farms, on the rents of which he was enabled to live comfortably in his old age. He has written an account of his sufferings, pablished in two small volumes, in 1790.
Claude Chappe, the inventor of telegraphs, ended his life at Paris, on the 31st of January, in the 42d year of his age. According to the French Journals, he drowned himself in a well, from weariness of life, after having first written the following words on a piece of paper: "I kill myself, because I am weary of 66 a life that burdens me. I have no"thing to reproach myself with." He Of the dreadful fever at Gibraltar, on the 11th November, Mrs. Whitham, widow of Col. Whitham, of the royal artillery, and sister of the late Judge Sutherland: also of the same family, in the month of October, George Cowper, esq. Mrs. G. Cowper, late Miss Sutherland; Miss Frances Cowper, sen. and Mrs. Garnett, late Miss Mary Cowper. Mista senum ac juvenum densantur fu nera. Their untimely deaths must ever be lamented by all who knew them; and the tear of gratitude and affection will long soften their grave.
A short time since, at Dole, M.Attiret. He was one of the best sculptors of the late Burgoyne all his works are distinguished by their grand character and masterly execution. He obtained the prize of the royal Academy of Paris, and At Trinidad, Capt. Robert Paul of his his talents were crowned by the Aca- majesty's ship Pheasant.
At Lisbon, where he went for the recovery of his health, Wm. M'Leod, esq. late 1st lieutenant on board his majesty's frigate, La Virginie.
METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL, MARCH, 1805.
DH Baro. [Tout T. in HC Wind
w 1 hazy, thick upward at eve. fine: cloudy
NW 5, less wind and more cloudy: clear
w 1 more cloudy
NW 1. less cloudy
ESE 1. thick upward
SE 1 hazy
E 1 hazy. thick upward at eve
1 cloudless eve
91 hazy cloudy. little rain
59 3 wsw 1
53.5 544 WNW 1
more wind and fine
2. hazy night: clear
2 hazy cloudy eve. little wet . fine
56 3 SW 2
18 7 30.02 42.5 | 52
11 50.5 52
27 46 49.5 66
23 42.5 48
more cloudy eve little rain
1 continual gentle rain
1 hazy. less cloudy eve
19 47.5 49
1 hazy. foggy. fine
1 hazy. ore cloudy night
1foggy. more cloudy and little snow
fine eve: clear
ENB 1 hazy. cloudy. chiefly fine
E hazy, clear night
ESE 1 hazy cloudy little sleet and snow
63 3 WSW 1
s 1. thick upward and little wet: rain.
PRICES OF STOCKS from MARCA 26, to APRIL 24, 1805, both included. By Messrs. Anthony Clarke and Robert Marsden, Stock Brokers, Princes Street, Bank.
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