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escape of the brave Khourou ; he springs Shikarpore : in consequence of some misunderfrom among them, he reaches the foaming standing about promises made by their commandtorrent of the Salki, and Ainging himself ing officer Colonel Moseley, when the men were into its deep and rushing waters, defies their ceive their pay-pelting their officers with brick

to be paid, on the 10th July, they refused to repower to harm him. The elders and the bats. The mutinous act being reported to Genwarriors mount in haste, and, seeking the eral Hunter, the officer in command at that place, fort of Dora Bissye, demand their victim; the mutineers; and, assuming the command of

he sent for another regiment to take the place of but the wail of mourning women is their the Sixty-fourth, led it to Sukkur, on the way to only answer, until the chief, pointing from Delhi; stopping at a place where boats had been his castle keep to the rushing waters of the prepared to carry them across the river. Here Salki, bids them seek and claim him there! the Thirteenth Regiment and Foster's battery

had heen placed in ambush ready to fire at a mo.

ment's notice. General Hunter now 'harangued In a happier land, where the peaceful the mutineers on their misconduct, severely cen. Hindoos gather in their rich harvests, un- suring the officers, but requiring the ringleaders stained by the blood of sacrifice or the offer to be given up. Thirty-nine were surrendered ing of aught but the first-fruits of the teem. accordingly, Colonel Moseley had been suspending earth, dwelt an aged chief of one of the the command in his stead.

ed, and Colonel Norton had been appointed to royal houses of Orissa, surrounded by all The other disaster was the loss of the grass. the splendor of a Rajpoot noble in the land. cutters of the Sixth Irregular Cavalry, about fifty Long, however, had that old man's palace in number, who were employed, under an escort

, been desolate, and long had he looked forth from Sukkur. A private letter from an officer

in procuring forage at Khangur, twelve miles upon the placid waters that washed its mar- gives this account of the affairble walls, half wishing to find therein a “ It seems that the party of Syces and the es. peaceful grave, for he was desolate and cort were sent to a much greater distance than childless, robbed by a revengeful slave of their ground and going to sleep, were alarmed by

was necessary ; that the horsemen, after reaching his only hope; but now, though that old a pot-shot fired close to them: a single man only man's beard was white as snow, the light was observed ; and in place of attacking him at of joy was in his eye, its voice within his once, they commenced firing with their short car. heart, for his long-lost son was found again, bines. This, however, did not last long : a parand the young chief Khourou, with his sweet by a small gun, attacked them in'flank; and a

ty of about fifty men well armed, accompanied wife Sidruja, smoothed and cheered his second body, about one hundred strong, appeared downward path of life.

almost simultaneously and attacked them in rear. The escort, on finding themselves thus between

the horns of a dilemina,' commenced a sort of

saude qui peut devil-take-the-hindermost sort of India. The over-land mail brings intelligence retreat ; left the grass-cutters to their fate ; and, from Bombay to the 31st July, and from Calcutta rather trusting to their steeds than their swords, to the 15th. The steamer left ombay on the they reached camp with the loss of fourteen men. 19th; but a shaft of the machinery breaking, the The grass-cutters are believed to have all pervessel was obliged to return under sail, and the

ished. mails were sent by another steamer to Suez;

Sir Charles Napier had mentioned the occur where the Calcutta mail arrived in a separate blaming the conduct of Captain Mackenzie, the

rence in a very indignant general order; highly steamer.

The change of Governors General had not been commander of the Irregulars. perfected. Lord Ellenborough had retired from

Shere Mohammed, the contumacious chief, is the administration of affairs, and had taken a pri- said still to be hovering about at the head of some vate house in the suburbs of Calcutta. The Hon. 1,500 horsemen, but is reported willing to come in. orable Wilberforce Bird carried on the government

In Afghanistan, Akhbar Khan had attained pro tempore. The Hindostan, with Sir Henry

successes against the rebellious Afghan Hardinge on board, arrived at Madras on the 20th chiefs-enough to warrant bis triumphant return July; but he did not land. He was expected to

to Cabul, on his ppointment as Vizier; but he reach Calcutta about the 24th. Lord Ellen- was in bad health, or, as some supposed, in a deborough's removal had elicited some declarations cline; and he appears quite to have relinquished in his favor: the press very generally censured the threatened conquest of Peshawar. The the Company for his recall; the officers of the daughter of Yar Mohammed, of Herat, had been Army at Calcutta had invited him to a dinner betrothed to Mohammed Akhbar, and was on to be given four days after the arrival of his her way to Cabul by way of Candahar. successor; and subscriptions for some testimo Some troubles were threatened towards the nial were on foot, one regiment alone having given North. Dost Mohammed is said to be apprehen1,500 rupees.

sive of an invasion of bis territory by the King There had been two military disasters in Upper of Bokhara or the Coondooz Chief, and was prec Scinde. First, another

mutiny in the Sixty-fourth paring to meet it; and again, the Bokhara chief Regiment of Native Infantry, notorious for its in- appears apprehensive of a double invasion of his subordination some months back in refusing to territory, by the Persians from the South and the march to Scinde. The Regiment was stationed at Russian allies on the North.- Spectator.

some

A VISIT TO CARACCAS.

people, through whom, at the hour of mass, a

path is opened towards the doors of the cathe. From the United Service Journal.

dral by a train of shovel-hatted ecclesiastics, Caraccas, principally known to fame by and many a group of Caraccas ladies, with having been knocked down by an earthquake their charming mantillas on, followed by their in 1812, is now the capital of the Republic of brown or black servants, carrying kneeling

carpets, chairs, and prayer-books. The containcy:general of Caraccas, under the Span- tinued attachment of the people to the old dress ish Tule. Its population, which, besore the

led. above earthquake, when' 12,000 were killed Shortly before our arrival, two English ladies at one blow among the ruins, was. 50,000, is bonnets, were so much mobbed on their re

from 'Trinidad having innocently entered with not only fast recovering from that loss, but from that of the equally destructive guerra al turn, that it was found necessary to call for muerte. The architectural losses of the same

the interference of the authorities for their procatastrophe have not been so easily repaired. tection; this outburst proceeded not from bigThe upper part of the town, formerly the otry, for Venezuela in the present day is no finest, is still a pile of ruins.

He who

land of bigotry, and the ladies were both Ro

approaches Caraccas from La Guayra, with man Catholics, but from an idea that their the prepossession that he is visiting the finest dress was a violation of decorum. The altars city in South America, is startled by finding churches, contain a sufficiency of gilding and

and chapels, both in the cathedral and other himself traversing, long ranges of roofless convent-walls, smashed cathedrals, arches and

florid ornaments. The convents, public editowers, and terraces of other days, silent and fices, and private dwellings, though differing deserted; even after passing this city of the in dimensions and materials, are generally dead, the cracked belfreys, the shaken church- upon the same plan in the interior construction es, and fissured houses of the still inhabited

part large courts, with fountains or gardens in of the upper town, have inscribed a fuit llium the centre, surrounded by buildings one, two, upon the walls of Caraccas, however young

or three stories in height, with roofed galleries, Venezuela may, boast that' the glory of its supported on tiers of pillars. The apartments inhabitants is only now commencing. Never- of the President, though respectable enough, theless, Caraccas is a fine city. The churches are by no means remarkable for elegance or and convents are numerous, and several of

dimensions. In the chamber of representhem handsome structures; the latter, how- tatives, a spitting-box is placed under the chair ever, have been suppressed as convents, and of each member of the assembly, and at each the buildings and revenues devoted to the end of the chamber, are benches for the acpurpose of public instruction. There are sev commodation of the public. Caraccas owes eral bandsome squares, the largest of which much of its beauty to the magnificent mouncontains also the market-place. On one side tain of the Silla, with the saddle peaks, from of this is the cathedral, a massive but irregular which it derives its name, towering over every building, to the interior of which, shortly before object around. The streets are all laid out at our arrival, had been transferred, from Santa right angles, and the shops are handsome and Martha, where he expired, the ashes of the well supplied, though little is to be procured Liberator Bolivar, and here they reposed in a

at any of them of native manufacture; howdraperied catafalque. Drawings of the de- ever, there are French boot-makers, Yankee tails of the processions and obsequies by which tailors, English saddlers, quantum suf. The the solemn transfer was accompanied, were to more modern houses are seldom more than be seen in every bookseller's window; but as

one story in height, though those still occupied these had been executed prospectively in Paris in the shaken part of the town, are three or some time before the ceremonies had taken four; some have large gardens attached to place, the artist, unshackled by matter-of-fact, them; those of General Paez were laid out had rather represented a poetic vision of what with much taste. One of his sons, who spoke Paris would have done for such a hero, than English Auently, having been educated abroad, what Caraccas did.

showed us a large collection of plants which Opposite to the cathedral, is the municipal he had been making in the neighboring forpalace, and several other public buildings; to ests, and had transferred to his parterres, the the left of the cathedral,' is the archbishop's parasites, as usual in Venezuela, occupying the palace and a fine convent, and opposite to principal places as to beauty of blossom. A these a flight of steps, and fountains anil bal- painting at the end of one of the walks of this ustrades, backed, it is true, by a row of ple- garden, which, tea-garden like, prolonged the beian edifices, but these are backed by the vista ad infinitum, was the admiration of Catowering Silla, in whose magnificence their raccas. deformity is forgotten.

The day after our arrival in Caraccas was The interior space of the square is sur- spent in strolling about and sight-seeing. AlFounded only by rows of stalls, occupied by though, from the high elevation of the plain the various tradespeople hy whom the market of Caraccas, the air is delightfully cool in the is supplied, and within is a dense crowd of mornings and evenings, it is otherwise at booths, donkeys, provisions, and market- noon, when the sun seems to strike the more

violently through the purity of the atmos-, the craft which the interrogator assumed to be a phere. The natives —but all people find fault branch of the fine arts, was that of a tailor, which with the air they are obliged to breathe-de- both he and his friend the artist at Rome were clare that the climate is too variable, and practising in the capitals of the Venezuelan rather give the preference to that of La Republic and the Papal States. The Yankee Guayra, supposed to be one of the hottest tailor, who practised in Caraccas, then complaces in the world; the latter was also for- menced a piece of nasal declamation against merly supposed to be the head-quarters of yel- Venezuelan gentlemen generally, designating low fever; has, however, latterly divided them as a low race, innately vulgar, without that distinction with many parts of the West souls. “Would you believe me, sir ?" cried Indies. No wheel-carriages are used in Ca- the outraged snip, “I finished a suit of garraccas, and the streets are execrably paved. ments here lately that might have adorned a Few people ride out for pleasure till an hour prince. I sent ihem home to a gentleman of or two before sunset, by which time they have ihis city, whom I forbear to naine, and—and generally dined. The horses are small; those -he returned thein to me! The paltry price for hire, being seldom broke 10 the fashionable was objected to. No, Sir! the people are amble of the country, are rough in their paces, essentially low; they give no encouragement uncurried in their persons, and infamously bit-10 the fine arts.” Many of the respectable ted. The English saddle is occasionally used, and well-dressed gentlemen whom we met but that of Moorish origin is more frequently the first day of our arrival, discussing politics seen with all but strangers. The ladies are and pleasure, we afterwards found in their seldom seen in the streets except on their way shops and warehouses, attending to their sevto mass; a bright eye occasionally flashes eral crafts, girt around with linen aprons. through the bars of an unfrequented window One deficiency was remarkable, as contrasted in the long convent-like walls of the houses, with the betravelled cities of Europe—no but the hour for visiting and social intercourse views of Caraccas and its environs were is the evening.

to be seen in the shop windows; nor inAt the table d'hote of the hotel there was a deed, did a diligent search after such memenstrange medley of countries and languages, tos of our excursion produce any thing but a Yankees rather predominating in numbers

, bad lithograph of Angostura. A Murray's and making manifest their country by the per- Hand-book for Venezuela is not yet visible tinacity with which they persisted in deliver to the naked eye of the keenest seer into her ing their sentiments in tones of nasal sweet-fulurity. ness long drawled out. It is not customary The Danish miniature painter before menfor ladies to appear at the table, nor, indeed. tioned and an English portrait painter apin travelling, to stop at hotels, or travel at all peared to find employment enough, and the if they can avoid it." Venezuela is not yet fre former at least seemed likely to improve the quenied by T. G.’s. Among the party of taste of the Venezuelans, as far as his branch about thirty whom we met at the hotel daily of the art was concerned. The History of during our sojourn in Caraccas, there was Venezuela by Rafael Maria Baralt and Ramon only one traveller, an Englishman, who, like Diaz, contains lithographic portraits of most ourselves, had no object in view but amuse- of the worlhies of the war of independence; inent, por, indeed, did we meet another during a grimmer-looking set of savages never our trip, although we crossed the track of a scowled out of a Gothic frieze ; is the excelGerman baron, who had reached the country lent chroniclers have overlauded the deeds from Trinidad shortly before our entry by the and the characters of their heroes, they have Oronoko. “Certainly the English are an ex- made up for it by libelling their bodies. The traordinary race for wandering over the contrasi between the Dane's likeness of the world,” observed a gentleman to us, to whom present President, Soublette, which he showed we had an introduction. “You are not con- us just completed, and the wooden-featured tent with traversing Europe, Asia, and Africa, lithograph, was very much in the Dane's favor, but you must now begin with our remote sa- and still more in that of the president himself. yannahs.” Naturalists, French and German, The Englishman had made some paintings of have occasionally traversed the country, and scenery and figures, but finding no encouragefor these we were frequently taken during our ment from the natives in these branches of his wanderings; in fact, the first question that art, he had with more success devoted his efwas generally put to us, was as to how we forts to portrait painting. liked the birds in Venezuela.

Having heard that the theatre was open On the first day of our joining the table d'the evening of our arrival, we repaired hote, a Danish miniature-painter was sitting thither in order to ascertain the state of the by me, who, having mentioned that he had drama; it proved, however, 10 be only that been in Rome to study, was immediately branch of the illegitimate drama in Caraccas, questioned, by a talkative American opposite, which corresponds with our Astley; in fact, as to his having met with an artist of his ac a circus whose roof' was the spangled vault quaintance, as no doubt the congeniality of of heaven. Two American horses and an intheir pursuits must have brought them to-telligent pony, with the usual dram. pers., gether; it appeared upon explanation, that performed the highly interesting equestrian

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to be seen in the shop windows; nor inAt the table d'hôte of the hotel there was a deed, did a diligent search after such memenstrange medley of countries and languages, tos of our excursion produce any thing but a Yankees rather predominating in numbers, bad lithograph of Angostura.' A Murray's and making manifest their country by the per- Hand-book for Venezuela is not yet visible tinacity with which they persisted in deliver to the naked eye of the keenest seer into her ing their sentiments in tones of nasal sweel- fulurity. ness long drawled out. It is not customary The Danish miniature painter before menfor ladies to appear at the table, nor, indeed. tioned and an English portrait painter apin travelling, to stop at hotels, or travel at all peared to find employment enough, and the if they can avoid it. Venezuela is not yet fre former at least seemed likely to improve the quented by T. G's. Among the party of taste of the Venezuelans, as far as his branch about thirty whom we met at the hotel daily of the art was concerned. The History of during our sojourn in Caraccas, there was Venezuela by Rafael Maria Baralt and Ramon only one traveller, an Englishman, who, like Diaz, contains lithographic portraits of most ourselves, had no object in view but amuse of the worlhies of the war of independence; ment, por, indeed, did we meet another during a grimmer-looking set of savages never our trip, although we crossed the track of a scowled out of a Gothic frieze ; if the excelGerman baron, who had reached the country lent chroniclers have overlauded the deeds from Trinidad shortly before our entry by the and the characters of their heroes, they have Oronoko. “Certainly the English are an ex- made up for it by libelling their bodies. The traordinary race for wandering over the contrast between the Dane's likeness of the world,” observed a gentleman to us, to whom present President, Soublette, which he showed we had an introduction. “You are not con- us just completed, and the wooden-featured tent with traversing Europe, Asia, and Africa, lithograph, was very much in the Dane's favor, but you must now begin with our remote sa- and still more in that of the president himself. vannahs.” Naturalisis, French and German, The Englishman had made some paintings of have occasionally traversed the country, and scenery and figures, but finding no encouragefor these we were frequently taken during our ment from the natives in these branches of his wanderings; in fact, the first question that art, he had with more success devoted his efwas generally put to us, was as to how we forts to portrait painting. liked the birds in Venezuela.

Having heard that the theatre was open On the first day of our joining the table d'the evening of our arrival, we repaired hole, a Danish miniature-painter was sitting thither in order to ascertain the state of the by me, who, having mentioned that he had drama; it proved, however, to be only that been in Rome to study, was immediately branch of the illegitimate drama in Caraccas, questioned, by a talkative American opposite, which corresponds with our Astley ; in fact

, as to his having met with an artist of his ac a circus whose roof' was the spangled vault quaintance, as no doubt the congeniality of of heaven. Two American horses and an intheir pursuits must have brought them to-telligent pony, with the usual dram. pers., gether; it appeared upon explanation, that performed the highly interesting equestrian

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