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Spanish India. officers and men, and pursue the said Accounts from Manilla, brought by the yond the boundary, and delivering her

foreign ship; compelling her to go bebarque Lady of the Lake, inform us that

over perspicuously, after examination, lo a most destructive fire occurred in that

the officers of the adjoining provinces. It city on the 26th of March last. It broke

is hereby ordered that Ke, Taou, Ching, out among the bamboo huts, and con.

&c. strictly coinmand the officers of the sumed upwards of 10,000 of them, laying chow and leen, and the naval captain, waste extent of about three miles,

to take on board a military force, and see and making nearly 30,000 poor Indians that the said foreign ship, in passing the houseless, the principal part being com- boundaries, is immediately expelled, and posed of those employed in the tobacco

not permitted to anchor nor any one to manufactory. Fifteen persons were burnt ascend the shore, nor to take any goods to death. The fire commenced at noon,

and trade with natives, which might lead and lasted only four hours. The Chinese,

to create disturbances. As to rice and who had their shops in the neiglibourhood, provisions, it is particularly necessary to were in a great state of alarm, but for.

disallow the people on the coast to supply tunately suffered no losses. Sugar had risen in price to 5} Spanish ship arrives at Canton, it is ordered that

any clandestinely. When the said foreign dollars per picul.-Sing Chron. May 16. Loo, Choo and Chung strictly examine

into the motive which has influenced ber to go cruizing about and farther to pro

claim, saying, that according to the reguCOAST-VOYAGE.

lations of the celestial empire your nation Edict, dated 8th January 1833, issued is only allowed to trade to Canton; you by Loo, governor of Canton, &c.

are not allowed to go clandestinely to the “On the 16th of the 11th moon of the various provinces. Hereafter, it is abso12th year of Tavukwang (January 6th, lutely necessary that you obey and adhere 1833), an express was received from the to the fixed laws; there must be no oppomilitary board, communicating a letter sition. Also command the said nation's sent by the great officers of the council of chief to restrain the said ships, and to war, to Ke, governor of Chible, Taou, command and enforce her speedy return to governor of the two Keang, Ching, go.


own country. Take these several vernor of Che-Keang and Fuh-këen, orders; cause them to be known.- Respect Loo, governor of the two Kwang (Can. this! ton and Kwangse), Lin, fovyuen of “In obedience to the above decisions Keangsoo, Foo, fooyuen of Chekenng, of the emperor (by us the council of war), Wei, fooyuen of Fuhkëen, and Choo, this letter is now sent.' fooyuen of Canton, requiring him to “ On this coming before me, the goenjoin the contents thereof on Chung the yernor, I have examined, and find that, boppo of Canton.

concerning the English ships cruizing " On the 25th of the 11th moon of the about on the coast of various provinces, 12th year of Taouk wang (December official communications have been made, 1611), an imperial order was respectfully from Fuhkëen, Chekeang, Keangsoo and received (saying):

Shantung provinces; and orders have “Kwotseang and others have represent- been issued to guard against and expel ed, that it has been reported to them that them. Letters also have been written to on the 2d day of the 10th moon (Novem- the treasurer and judge of Canton to de. ber 23d), at Hwang Ching island, there liberate carefully and suggest arrangewas seen at a distance, in the direction of to prevent English ships clansouth-west, an English foreign ship sail. destinely going to other provinces, which ing very fast. Inmediately, by an officer proceedings have been reported to the emon board a war-junk, she was chased and peror and placed on record. driven away, &c. Already have English “ Having now reverently received the foreign ships, from Fubkëen, Chekeang, above communication, I have informed the Keangsoo, and Shantung provinces gone fooyuen and hoppo thereof; and further, I cruizing about on the outside ocean, and hereby issue an order to the bong merhave proceeded to Corea, where they were chants, requiring them to enjoin forth with by the king of that nation expelled and not an order on the said nation's chief, to asallowed to trade. Now from Corea, they certain clearly whether or not the foreign proceeded to Shingking, (i. e. Mougden, ship which went to Kirin has previously the capital of Manchow Tartary.) The been at Canton; as soon as she arrives at ways of the said foreigners are deceitful Canton, let him enquire what the intention and crafty ; every where do they loiter of the said foreign ship is, in cruizing about about. Intensely do they deserve de the various provinces ? Further, in reverent testation. At present, according to Kwon obedience to the above, let him be enjoined tseang and the others, it is made incum. to restrain the said ship and command her bent on the Tsotung, to take with him speedily to return to her own nation."


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into the imperial kingdom of his Most We hear that the Sylph, now absent on Pagan Majesty to seduce the people and the eastern

an experimental gain money, he deserves most exemplary voyage, has been so fortunate as to save punishment; but his Majesty graciously the lives of a number of Chinese sailors remits his punishment, and condemns him who were taken from a wreck. This cir- only to serve as a soldier in the royal city. cumstance is said to be favourably ad. He is not permitted any longer to travel verted to in an imperial edict, which has over the country.' been transmitted to Canton respecting the “ This sentence has been executed on foreign vessels which have of late made all, one after another, and all the Christian their appearance on the coast. The hu- professors of Duong-son have suffered manity of the foreigners has made an im- their punishments with admirable patipression in their favour, and the chop ence. During the two months that they directs the officers of the ports, while wore the cangue, they were exposed to using every means to expel the foreign the sun, in front of the apartment occuvessels who are engaged in contraband pied by M. Jaccard, probably with the trade, by no means to fire on or otherwise design of making him a partaker in their injure the ship which has been instru- sufferings. mental in rescuing from death the subjects “ While M. Jaccard is detained in the of his Imperial Majesty.- Chinese Cour., royal city, he is under guard of a ManFeb. 16.

darin; he does not perform the functions of a soldier, but is only an honorary one.

But there is yet a circumstance of an Cochin China.

equally serious nature which has since

happened to M. Jaccard. The king had RELIGION.

several prints of the Old and New TesThe following communication appears

tament, which his sailors had purchased. in the Singapore Chronicle of the 9th May, The king desired M. Jaccard to give him signed, Albrand, priest and apostolic an explanation of these prints. After missionary."

having explained to the best of his ability, The theatre of persecution at present M. Jaccard ventured to present to the is in Cochin-China. A letter, I have king an abridgment of the Sacred Scriplately received from a French missionary tures and of religion, in order to give the in that kingdom, aunounces that the king king a more perfect knowledge of the has passed a solemn and public judgment, prints. The latter had the book copied condemning to different punishments, and almost entirely, and then sent it, not to even to death, many of the missionaries M. Jaccard, but to the governor, who and Christians, for no other reason immediately commanded M. Jaccard to than that of their being Christians. I be placed on his knees, to hear the folconceal from you the name of the author lowing sentence : ' You have already been of this letter, for fear of injuring him with condemned once as a preacher of religion, the King of Cochin-China. It was ad- and the king graciously remitted your pudressed to one of two missionaries, who nishment, condemning you only to serve have come out to give their lives for the as a soldier. Yet now you have again Gospel at Pulo Nias :

dared to keep books respecting religion, Very dear Sir and Brother: During and still more, you bave dared to present two years past, seventy-four Christians, them to the king. You have again deof the village of Duong-son, have been served an exemplary punishment. His detained in prison for the cause of re- Majesty, bowever, grants you pardon ligion, and compelled to wear the cangue anew, but this shall not happen to you (moveable pillory) while awaiting their again. As to the books, his Majesty orsentence. At length, in the month of dains that you shall burn them. M. July last, sentence was passed on them Jaccard replied, 'Let his Majesty inflict in these terms :- The church of Duong- on me whatever punishment be desires son and that of Jen-ninh are to be pulled me to suffer ; I would rather that the down. The first chief of Christianity is king should have me beheaded, than that condemned to be strangled, and the se- I should burn the writings of the true relicond chief to be transported to the pro- gion.' Ah well,' returned the governor, vince of Tranninb; thirteen or fourteen * the books must be brought to me, and I soldiers are condemned to bear the cangue will burn them myself.' The same answer for two months, exposed to the heat of was made by M. Jaccard, and the go the sun; then to receive 100 blows each vernor finished by exhorting him to keep with a cudgel, and finally to be banished. the books concealed; but the book that The rest are remitted the punishment of had been presented to the king was burnt exile, but are treated in all other respects in the presence of M. Jaccard. as those already mentioned. The women “ Our mission is now in a very deploare acquitted with 100 blows of the rattan rable state. In the sentence of Duongcach. As to M. Jaccard, who has come son, the king prohibits the observance of religion. The persecution, also, is public reported that many Christians bad been and general. On all sides, the Pagans compelled to trample on the cross.- Sing. afflict, oppress, and vex the Christians, Chron, May 9. wishing to force them to perform acts of idolatry and superstition, to abandon religion, to pull down their churches, &c.

Siani. At this moment several other villages are cited before the tribunals of the Manda

The United States' ship Peacock, after rins, as professing the Christian religion. leaving Cochin China, proceeded to BanFrom the single village of Tho-duc four

kok, where the mission was more successteen men and ten women have just been

ful, having completed a commercial treaty arrested. They are in prison, waiting for

with the Siamese Government. The vestheir sentence, and in the mean time

sel remained at Bankok upwards of six wearing the cangue : the other Christians

weeks (from the 18th of February to the of this village have taken fight. Several,

7th April), when she left for Singapore. unhappily, abandon religion. Some vil

During her stay at Bankok, a contiagralages, a little too timid, have pulled down

tion took place, by which the whole their churches, for fear of being de

Christian parish of Santa Cruz, consisting nounced. In the province in which I of about 150 to 200 huts, was burnt down); reside, four villages have done so. The

two or three lives only were lost. This religious of almost all the convents have parish adjoins the British Factory where

the mission resided. returned to their parents' homes; a few only of the more intrepid having remained to take care of the houses. I burn with desire to go through the country, to for

Arabia. tify the minds of the Christians; but that is impossible; I should be arrested im- Extract of a letter written from on mediately, and the Christians themselves board the Hugh Lindsay steamer, in hier would not receive me, for fear of being last trip to the Red Sea, dated Hodeedenounced.

dah :

:-“ On our arrrival here, we found “ I do not know if all our fellow bre- the place in possession of Mahomed Ali's thren are the same as myself; I think they rebellious Toorkish soldiers, who, last are not much better. My lord, who is year, made an attack on, and held posseskinder surveillance of a Mandarin, hassion of Mekka, until driven out by the fallen sick, when coming to administer Nizam Judeed, or regular troops of the confirmation. MM. Cuenot and Miallon Pasha. They have also taken possession robably dead by this time.

The of Mocha and other places along the coast, Mandarin who protects us has just died. such as Zeebed, Bait-ul Fukeh, &c. At Such are the latest news which I have Zeebed they made a prisoner of Sayud received from Dong-nai.'

Abdoolah, the governor of Mocha, and

brought him to Hodeedalı, where he was The United States ship Peacock left put to death, having been discovered corChina on the 29th of December last, on a responding with the Wahbees of Duraiyah, diplomatic mission to Cochin-China and whom he excited to come and release him Siam, baving on board an American gen- from the hand of the Toorks. The Wahtleman (Mr. Roberts) as special agent of bees did, indeed, advance on Hodeedah; the U.S. Governinent. The Peacock, at but retired on being presented with Sayfirst, endeavoured to make Turon Bay; ud Adboolah's dead body, and told that but owing to strong contrary winds and he had met his death in an attempt to currents, was unable to do so, and finally escape from the guard. Toorkeebil Mas, put into Phuyen Horbour, lower down formerly a slave of Mahomed Ali's, and on the same coast. This harbour is said once governor of Mekka, is the leader of to be a safe and commodious one, well this rebellious band, and is, as would apsheltered from the northerly winds. It is pear, a brave and active commander, who distant from the capital, Hué, where the possesses some of the better parts of his king resides, about five or six days' journey quondam master's character. He bad overland. Owing to various causes, not not permitted bis troops to plunder any explained, the object of the mission was of the places which he had taken possesnot accomplished, and after remaining at sion of ; and all the inhabitants, under an Phuyen about one month (from the 5th assurance that their persons and property of January to the 8th of February), the would be respected, had resumed their Peacock proceeded to Bankok. While the usual occupations. At Hoodedah, we Peacock was at Siam, a French missionary found the trade going on as usual; and arrived there, who had fled from Cochin the Arabs altogether more civil than at China to the borders of the country, and Mookullalı, or than they otherwise would bad obtained permission from the Siamese have been if not under the government government to repair to Bankok. It was of the Toorks. Khoohid Aga, who was

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commanding, was most polite and atten. bis bravery was conspicuous against some tive to our party, and offered guides to rebel Bashas, for which he was rewarded conduct us wherever we wished to go with the gomoroock of Smyrna. In this during our stay. The Imam of Senna, lucrative situation he ainassed enough of to whom these places belong, is sunk in ill-gotten wealth to purchase a Bashalie, effeminacy and debauchery, and has so - Aleppo. Last year, be commanded the long permitted his deputies to make ex- Sultan's forces at the reduction of Bagactions on the people, such as they could dad, and quietly assumed the reins of ill bear, that the mercantile Arabs scarce. government, of which he will give but little ly view with dislike their new masters. account during the present state of afToorkee bil Mas, in order to maintain fairs." his popularity, is at present obliged to wink at some lawless acts of his foliowers, who amount to two thousand fighting

Egypt. men; but if able to retain his power, and allowed time to organize a system of go- On the 18th of July the Homs, a ship verment, the change may be of infinite of 100 guns, was launched at Alexandria. service to this part of Arabia. The rebels The Pacha, who was present, expressed have possessed themselves of the whole the most lively satisfaction at this new of Mahomed Ali's ships now in the Ara- proof of the activity of his chief engineer, bian Gulph, and have written to the Sul. Carisy Bey. The Pacha's fleet now contan of Constantinople of their proceed. sists of seven ships, seven frigates, five ings. Some are disposed to think that corvettes, and eight brigs.-Le Moniteur they have been encouraged to rebel by the de l'Egypt. authorities at Constantinople, and to make a diversion in the Sultan's favour; Letters from Alexandria announce but for this opinion their appears no good the death of Defter Bey, son-in-law foundation, and the real cause for their re- of the Pacha. He has left a fortune of belling was, that their demands for arrears

100,000,000 of piasters, which he acquirof pay were not attended to. When driven

ed in command of the army at the confroin Mekka, they retired to Juddah ; and quest of Darfour. The whole of this when obliged to evacuate the latter, they large sum will, of course, be seized by the seized all the treasure, guns, &c. in the Pacha, to which it will be a most season. place, and sailed away with the ships then able supply, after the vacuum created in in the harbour. The pay of all the Pasha's

the treasury by the late campaign against troops is at least twelve months in ar.

the Porte. The army of the Pacha rears, and the soldiers are much dissatis- which has returned from Turkey is to be fied. Those of them now stationed at

stationed along the coast, but the fleet is Kamfida demanded, the other day, their

to proceed to Candia, where he contempay from their commander, Ismael Beg, plates gigantic changes. The Greeks of who drove out the Toorks from Mekka, that is land are, however, very much dis. and as he would not satisfy them they contented with their new sovereign, and shot him."-Bombay Gaz, April 24. dread the introduction of the Egyptian

system of monopoly. A messenger has arrived at Alexandria, bringing some rich

presents from the Sultan as a peace offering Pashalik of Bagdad. to his vassal; but it is believed that both

the Sovereign and the tributary contem. A letter from Bagdad, dated 17th Febru- plate a new contest the moment they ary, published in the Bombay Gazette, have recruited their now exhausted restates the following facts :-“ 'The Basha

sources. is most anxious to have a complete and efficient army and flotilla, among which he wants to equip some steam-boats

Australasia. adopting the bitumen of Hit and Hummum Ali for fuel; but the present state

NEW SOUTH WALES. of the country will not him allow to put his plans into execution.

MISCELLANEOUS. The plans of Ali Rezah, Basha of Governor Bourke left Sydney in April Bagdad, must appear palpable to every on a visit to Hunter's and Paterson's

The Porte is now tottering from rivers, and the Green Hills. The adits base of power : and Irak Arabia, with dresses presented to him speak the lanpart of Kurdistan and Adjome, will form guage of tranquillity and content. as nice a little independent government It is said that a society is about to be as any Turk could desire. Ali was for- formed, and that, too, by individuals remerly a dervise, so his first rise was in cently arrived, whose object will be to the sanctuary of a mosque : as a fanatic promote and encourage, by the most vi. gorous means, the consumption of colo- one would suppose that it vanished like nial produce alone, to the absolute exclu- Abdallah's riches. Men are always at sion of that of every other place, as far as inventing figures of speech, either to it is practicable--its members undertaking hoodwink themselves or their neighbours. to deny themselves the use of any luxury Thus it is that men cry out that money is or neccessary which is not strictly of colo. scarce, when they should deplore their nial growth or manufacture.- Sydney Gaz. past extravagance, and resolve on fruga


The hill of Woolloomoolloo, formerly lity in future. If money is scarce, what a frightful picture for the eye to rest upon makes it so ? Taxes--the necessaries of from Sydney, is at length stripped of its life--and extravagance. But the chief of sombre covering, and begins to present these is extravagance—and that men have to the view the most pleasing prospect, it in their power to avoid.” from the number of gentlemen's seats and A little vessel called the Friendship, tastefully laid-out gardens which appear belonging to Mr. Griffiths of Launceston, scattered about it.-I id.

had returned to port, after an absence of scarcely four months, with a cargo of seal

and kangaroo skins, salt, seal-oil, &c., to VAN DIEMEN'S LAND.

the value of £1700. A meeting of the merchants, traders, Complaints are made of the inefficiency and others, was yesterday held at the Laun- of the police at Launceston. Life and ceston Hotel, for the purpose of addres- propertyare stated to be so insecure at that sing the Lieut. Governor upon the subject side of the island, that several respectable of the very serious losses to which they families intend leaving their farms, retirare continually exposed, by the facility ing to town, or quitting the colony, until with which parties, after incurring large things alter for the better. debts, can leave this town for Sydney or The people of Launceston congratulate elsewhere, before any legal process can be themselves on the bustle and trade which obtained to stay their hasty departure. is witnessed on their still half-formed The meeting was numerously and res- quays. At the latest accounts there were pectably attended; several resolutions four ships laying in the harbour, direct were proposed, seconded, and unanimously from Britain, besides several others from agreed to.-Independent, Mar. 16. various ports, and two had just sailed for

England. Rut a short time since, the The party politics of the colony,' residents at Launceston received their says the Launceston Advertiser, seem goods over-land from Hobart Town. to bubble less loud than they did--for a Now they send vessels laden with merpersonal squabble or two will not take chandize to that place. jank in public estimation with politics." The same paper states that the trade of The Colonial Times says, in future, all the island is depressed; and that in Laun- educated convicts are, immediately on ceston, as elsewhere, the cry continuestheir arrival, to be sent to Tasman's Peas usual—want of money." Is coin ninsula, there to remain till the terminasubject to the blight-does it diminish of tion of their sentence, to be kept to hard its own accord ? When it is said the labour, strictly rationed, and allowed no money has all gone out of the country, indulgence.


Accounts from Bombay to the 17th June add nothing to our stock of news, either at that'or the other presidencies.

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