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(Signed) E. CHADWICK.

ARRIVAL OF THE OVERLAND 31A-.1.…

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ARRIVAL OF THE OVERLAND 31A-.1. FROM INDIA. (From the Second Edition of tbe Times of Wednesday.) We have received the following intelligence in anticipation of the Overland Mail from Ititila:- The Indian mail has arriled in town. bringingdates from China to the 12th February, Calcutta to the 22il IJarch, and Rombay to the 1st April, The Chirieso Chief Commissioner Kishen, in his interview with Captain Elliot, evinced an intention to procrastinate. wUn-.ii, added to a report that warlike orders had been received from Pekin, produced an impression that hostilities must be renewed. The accountsfroiu India are also of an unsatisfactory character. In Scinde and Afghanistan considerable lennent prevailed. The fort of Kajuck was unsuccessfully attacked hy our troops on the 20th of February. Colonel Wilson was mortally wounded, Lieutenant Falconer killed, and Lieutenants Shaw and Farquharaon wounded. In an engagement between some troops of the Bengal establishment and a tribe of Kbyhenries the latter were defeated, but two European ollicers, Capt. Douglas and Lieut. Pigou, of the Bengal Engineers, were killed. It was believed that the Persians meditated another attack upon Herat. Lahore was still the scene of riot and bloodshed. Shere Sing was still the nominal King of the Punjaub but the state of that unfortunate country was deplorable, and forbade all hope of its being euriy arranged. The Levant correspondence which has come to hand with the foregoing contains no news of importance. Oar Alexandrian letters of the 22d of April state that the reply of the Sultan to the last remonstrance of Mehemet Ali had not yet been received. JAMAICA. Accounts from Jamaica are distressing a gentle- man who has been 2i years residing there, declares that the mercantile panic existing at the period of his leaving the island was of a most alarming cliaricter that the Colonial, the Planters', and the Jamaica Banks wt're at a stand still in their operations; that no speculations were going on—buyers from the coast having ceased to purchase; a declension accounted for as arising from the disturbed state of the central American republics. A great scarcity of water and of rain existed in the northern parts of the island, but on the southern side seasonable showers had considerably benefited the parched crops. UNITED STATES. The royal mail steamer Acadia, from Boston and Halifax, arrived on Sunday last. By her arrival, we have been put in possession of papers from NewVork to the 16th, and from Boston to the 17th ult. The acts of the new President, Mr Tyler, and hit opinions, so far as they had been yet ascertained, appear to have given general satisfaction. A large meeting had lwen held at New York on the )5th, at which men of all poitical parties were present. Willi respect to his opinions upon the chief topics of political discussion, letters are published as containing a complete exposition of his principles. With reference to these letters the Courier and Enquirer observes, The lauguage is the language of a democratic republican, and the views embodied will be 'H!5Lliued by the people." The papers before us contain a very long report of the Committee of Investigation appointed to examine into the affairs of the United States Hank, and also .several letters, of great length, frotn Mr Diddle, explaining his connection with the Bank. The Bank shares at the departure of the Acadia were at from 671 to 67]. The funeral obsequies of the late President had been celebrated with great pomp. In reference to the death of his predecessor. President Tyler had published a recommendation, that the people of the United States should observe a day of fasting and prayer, as a due acknowledg- ment for the bereavement they had suffered by the President's demise. President Tyler recommends that Friday, the 14th )lay next, he set apart for that purpose. CANADA. ELECTION 1110TS AT TORONTO, &c. A riot of a serious character has attended the general election in Canada. The struggle between the government and the opposition parties for the ascendancy in the first Parliament of that colony under the new constitution, has produced several disgraceful ebullitions of popular violence, which in some instances have ended in bloodshed. The Toronto Patriot states, that at the chairing of the members for that city, Messrs Dunn and Buchanan, the citizens were tired on from an Orange Lodge," and one man murdered, and four wounded. THE PKESIDF.NT.—Halifax papers of the 20th ult., state that accounts bad been received from Bermuda of the Stli of April, brought to that port by the schooncr Ariel, CIJI'aill Duncombe; but they make no mention of the missing steamer. Tus Pit -r.riie.4cadia, %iiiieli arrived yes- terday, has not, we lament to say, brought any intel- ligence to relieve the universal anxiety as to the fate of this vessel Wo <!o not find, from the papers brought by the steamer, that there had been any later arrival from Bermuda, than the one of the 30th of March; while the arrivals from the West liitlit-s are not sufficiently late to have allowed lime for the President to have readied any of them, if even slio but made for that quarter. Persons, therefore, "1)1) will not abandon all hope of her safety until they receive later accounts from Bermuda and tiie West Indies, may si ill cling to the hope tii.t she may yet be heard of. Heaven grant tliatiliey may prove true prophets! and may the relative and iriends of-the souls who embarked on board of her look ;t:iu olllhu faces of those whom thev hold dear! Our fears nre greater Lliaii our hopes, and every day, nay every hour, increases the former and diminishes tiie latter.— Liverpool Albion. BIIIGIITOS, MAY 3.—Great excitement anil a tem- porary gleam of satisfaction existed in this town yesterday afternoon, by the current report that the long missing President was off the coast, and had sent her letters on shore by a pilot boat. Sincere expres- sions of gratification were heard on all sides, for even those who deemed the matter most improbable gavo way to hope, and it soon got known that a bag of It-ttt rs per President'' hod reached the ipost office. Inquiries were made with breathless anxiety, when the report was ascertained to have been founded on c, rur, and, to th^ painful disappointment of every one who had been indulging in hope, it was announced that the letters were received through her Majesty's ship President, which was coming round from a foreign station. Her Majesty's brig Rapid has been appointed to the station to protect the fi.siiery on this coast. The French fishermen arc continually break- ing the; convention and trespassing within our limits. The Rilpd has run along the coast and warned them off by tiring her guns. Tlie inhabitants of Brighton were taken by surprise last week by this indication of her presence. The number of persons emigrating from the port of London to America appears to be on the increase. Wednesday week the Samson, New York linc-ol- packet ship, left St. Katharine's Docks with upward* of 200 steerage passengers. They consisted princi- pally of small farmers, with some few labourers, from the counties of Kent, Sussex, and Cambridge, the remainder being mechanics. From the continued uncertainty as to the fate of the President steamer, these liners are re-establishing themselves in favour with cabin passengers, of whom there arc upwards of thirty gone out in the Samson. CHEAP DINNENS AT PARIS.—The Commerce state# that on Tuesday wet-k the octroi officers nt the Bar- riero du Combat seized 2,000 kilogrammes of horse flesh being brought into Paris, and that the pelice are at this time actively engaged in searching all the restaurants where dinners under 2f. a head are given, and where large quantities of bad meats are served up,

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