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I BIRMINGHAM TO BRISTOL. I

TAFF VALE.

MINING MARKET.

CURRENT PRICES OF METALS.

PRICES OF WELSH MINING SHARES.…

FRANCE.

INDIA.

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INDIA. We have received our usual express from India and China in anticipation of the overland mail, with dates from Bombay of the 11th of May, and Hong Kong of the 24th of April. India is tranquil throughout. No further disturbances have occurred on the Affghan frontier of the Punjaub. The passes between Peshawur and Kohat still remain unsafe. It is generally considered unadvisable to attempt anything further against the Affredees without a regular hill cam- paign. The climate of Peshawur continues delightful, only rather too English as regards rain." The rivers of the Punjaub are much swollen by the melting of the snows. Amongst the missing after the battle of Moodkee was Lieut. Brockman, of Her Majesty's 50th Regiment. He was ex- pected to overtake his regiment on the eve of the battle, but did not, It is now discovered that he was waylaid and murdered by a party of Thugs, one of whom has con- fessed the crime, given the particulars, and pointed out the position of the unfortunate officer's remains, qprhich havo been identified by the presence of some regimental buttons. The Governor-General is stated to be far from well, suffering from chronic dysentery. It is hoped that the climate of the hills may effectually restore his health. Sir Charles Napier reached Simlah on the 21st of April, and his staff on the 26th, after being five months and 21 days under canvas, and having marched about 1,294 miles. Sir Charles is described as being in capital spirits, but looking somewhat worn by his recent fatiguear The Small Cause Act came' into operation at Calcutta on the 1st of May. There are three judges, one at 1,500r. and- two at 1,000r., per month. Nothing has transpired concerning the introduction of this Act at the other presidencies. On the 4th of May the ship Seitha, 600 tons burden, was- burnt at her anchors in Bombay harbour. She was just ready to sail, and there seems to be no doubt that her destruction was the work of incendiaries. This is the tenth vessel belonging to the port of Bombay which has thus perished within these last eight years. The munificent Parsee Knight, Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, has just returned: from a visit of some weeks to Nowsai-ee- the place of his birth. He had been accompanied by his wife and all his far ily, and during his stay had bestowed the sum of £47,000 sterling on public bequests having thus, withiir these twenty years, bestowed jC300,000 in all from the' earnings of his own hands on 'public purposes. Railway discussions continue to occupy the newspapers both at Cal- cutta, and Bombay, Cholera prevails in the interior of the Bombay Presidency, but no further deaths from that cause have occurred among. the European inhabitants and soldiers in the island of Bombay. A suttee is reported to have taken place in the Bombay Presidency, within fifteen miles of one of the Hon. East India Company's Native Courts of Justice. An inquiry is; being made into the circumstances of the case.

DENMARK,

UNITED STATES AND CUBA._

CANADA.

CHINA.'

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