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“ While the excessive increase of the British population directs the thoughts of so many of the middle classes to India as the theatre of useful and profitable exertion, a work which comprises within a small compass all the information requisite for intending visitors of that magnificent country must be of incalculable importance. Such a work is · Real Iife in India,' an agreeable and intelligent volume, lately published by Houlston and Stoneman. It not only tells the reader all that concerns life in the country itself, but every thing relating to the method of reaching it by steamer or sailing vessel.”—Courier.
" • Real Life in India' is the title of one of the most lively and intelligent works, upon a small scale and a low price, it has been our lot to meet with. The author has happily combined the utile with the dulce. Every thing which pertains to the method of reaching India, every thing which concerns life in India, every thing which touches the health and the pocket of the sojourner in that vast and superb country, is treated in a clear, frank, and spirited manner. In truth, if we were asked which of all the works connected with India we could most cordially recommend, we should unhesitatingly name · Real Life in India.'”– Dover Telegraph.
“ If we are asked to point to a work which, at a cheaper rate than any other, imparts the fullest information respecting India, the manner of proceeding thither, and all the advantages incidental to a residence in that country, we should infallibly point to · Real Life in India,' a little work, in one volume, lately published by Houlston and Stoneman. It comprises every thing that a stranger can possibly desire to know, and is written in a lively tone, by one who was long a resident in that country.'Kilkenny Moderator.
“Messrs. Houlston and Stoneman have just published one of the best guides if not the very best guide to India we have ever seen. It comprehends all the essential parts of the manifold works that have gone before it, and is entirely divested of the dry descriptive tone which characterises Vademecums, being written in a pleasant lively style suitable to the subjects of which it treats. The book is called “Real Life in India,' but though the title is large and comprehensive, the volume is conveniently small. To cadets, writers, naval officers, indigo planters, merchants, and all the various classes who resort to India, this little work would be a most acceptable present.”—County Chronicle.
“REAL LIFE IN INDIA.-. While India presents to aspiring youth and adventurous men so many allurements, it must be of the highest importance that accurate descriptions of the country, and of the best means of reaching it, should be placed before the public. We are, therefore, glad to be able to commend to general attention so clever a multum in parvo as Real Life in India,' a work of only 150 pages, comprising an extraordinary body of information respecting India, the various routes by which persons may proceed thither, and the advantages held out by the different branches of the service. The book, we believe, is published by Houlston and Stoneman, at a very low rate.”—County Herald.
TAST INDIA AGENCY OFFICES, 30. GREAT WIN
CHESTER STREET, LONDON. – THOMPSON, FENNER, and SWINFORD, having succeeded to the business of Mr. James Rundall, have made arrangements for the transaction of every description of business essential to the Civil and Military Establishments of India.
Supplies of every kind furnished for Regimental Messes and others on the best possible terms.
Being a Compendium of News from all parts of India. Published Monthly, and forwarded by the P. and 0. Company's Steamers. Terms-£1 4s, or Rupees 12, per Annum, payable in advance ; 2s. 60., or in Madras Rupees 1 8 per Number.
Testimonials in favour of the “ Overland Athenæum,” by the Indian Press. “The Proprietor of the Overland Atheneum has our hearty good wishes for his complete success in the speculation undertaken by him. We think that his compendium contains a large and varied amount of useful and interesting matter, and that the getting up, as it is technically termed, of the paper-i. e., its typography and so forth-has a manifest superiority over that of every competitor.” — Madras Spectator.
“ We have to thank the enterprising Proprietor of the Overland Atheneum for a copy of his first number, which, for excellence of arrangement, beauty of typography, and quality of paper, is, we consider, superior to any of its brethren, and we wish the new Monthly all the support that it fully deserves.”_United Service Gazette.
“We were yesterday favoured with the first No. of the Overland Athenæum, issued from the press of that name. A hasty glance has been sufficient to convince us of its superiority to any one of the Indian Overland papers that we have yet seen as to its mechanical arrangement. The typography is beautiful, and the paper on which it is printed of the very best kind. It contains, with the supplement, six and a-half sheets of demy paper, or seventy-eight columns of letterpress; and this for twelve rupees per annum, is very cheap, in fact, unreasonably so.”-Madras Record.
“We have to acknowledge the receipt of the first number of another Overland paper, the Athenæum, issued from the Madras press of that name. We are able to pronounce with truth that it is an excellent compilation, if, indeed, we may call that a compilation which exceeds 78 columns!” – Calcutta Star.
“The Overland Athenæum is very well got up, and contains no less than 80 columns. There is also a supplement, and the editor promises to give another sheet, if necessary, next time. Its arrangement is such that no doubt can be entertained of its soon becoming a favourite with the East Indians at home.”— Gent.'s Gazette.
“ We have been favoured with a copy of this monthly newspaper, and can freely bestow on it our most cordial commendations. The Atheneum begins well, and will, we doubt not, improve as it gets older. It already surpasses two of its Bengal brethren in the manner in which it is got up."-Bombay Times.
“The appearance and general arrangement of the Overland Atheneum are admirable; the manual department, like its more ephemeral namesake, is second to none in India, whilst the spirit of the journal is of a liberal tone. A daily summary of news is given. The mercantile columns are very full, containing the prices current and commercial remarks on the markets of Madras, Calcutta, Bombay, and China. There are also the promotions, domestic occurrences, &c., of the three Presidencies, which occupy nine pages.”- Bombay Courier.
“The Madras Overland Athenæum reflects great credit on the spirited editor. It is a useful compendium of the most important events of the month. We have no doubt the Overland Athenæum will be read with interest at home, and we wish it every success.”- Agra Ukhbar.
“We have been favoured with a copy of the Overland Atheneun, publishing in Madras by Messrs. Pharoah & Co., and are glad to see that those gentlemen have been induced to follow in a very creditable manner the example first set in Bombay, and followed up at Calcutta, and then by ourselves. The paper before us bears ample proof that the publishers are not loath to incur expense on this undertaking. We wish success to the competition for public patronage in this department, and hope to hear of its flourishing.”—Delhi Gazette.
“There is no denying that we have abundance of news from India, either through the medium of the English Press or the local Overland Papers (the best of which by far is the Madras Athenæum).”—Monthly Times, 7th Dec., 1846.
H. & T. PEAT, SADDLERS, HARNESS-MAKERS, &c.,
No. 167, PICCADILLY, LONDON,
Avail themselves of the present opportunity gratefully to acknowledge the patronage which they have received for so many years from their numerous connexions in India, and to solicit a continuance of that preference which it has ever been their endeavour to deserve. At the same time, they beg to state that, from their very severe losses, they are compelled to decline the execution of any orders unless accompanied by an order for payment (when shipped) upon some agent or mercantile house in London.
It is also necessary that the name of an agent at the presidency should be given, to whom the goods are to be consigned, as the utmost despatch will be used in the shipments from London.
H. and T. PEAT feel bound, in justice to themselves, to make it known that large quantities of saddlery, &c., bearing their name and address, which are not of their make, are sent out to India and elsewhere, by other parties, and are of very inferior qualities. Gentlemen should, therefore, send their orders direct to H. and T. P. to insure articles of their manufacture.
All military orders, whether Cavalry, Infantry, Staff, Artillery, or Engineer, will be executed according to the latest regulation, and a discount of five per cent. allowed for cash payments.
N.B.-H. and T. P. beg to recommend for durability their 10, 11, and 121b. saddles, in preference to the lighter ones of 7, 8, and 9lbs., at present so much in demand for India; and likewise to observe that, in all cases where the goods are not insured, H. and T. P. cannot be accountable for any damage the same may receive after shipment.
Ladies' Saddles, Bridles, Martingales, and Whips.
for Sleighing, Bells, &c.
Sponges, Leathers, Dumb Jockeys, and Breaking Tackle. Carriage, Gig, Four-Horse, Tandem, Hunting, Jockey, and Ladies'
Whips, &c., &c., &c.
167, PICCADILLY, LONDON.
PARKER, FIELD, & SONS Bewly-invented Spring Cartridge Belt,
REGISTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF PARLIAMENT.
PARKER, FIELD, & Sons beg to inform their Sporting Friends and the Public, that they have recently invented a SPRING BELT for the purpose of carrying Shot Cartridges, an article which, in combination with the UNIVERSAL CARTRIDGE lately introduced, will facilitate loading, and supersede the Shot Belt altogether.
The ReGISTERED Belt is extremely simple; protecting the Cartridge completely from injury, enabling the Sportsman to carry them with the greatest ease, and saving more than half the time in loading. They are worn round the waist of the Sportsman, and by the simple pressure of a spring, as soon as one Cartridge is removed another supplies its place—two Cartridges always being ready to the fingers; and for battues and quick loading they are invaluable.
Officers supplied with the Regulation Houlster Pistol for every branch of the Service.
First-rate Second-hand Guns and Pistols.
PARKER, FIELD, & SONS,
Gun Makers to Her Majesty, the Honourable Board of Ordnance,
the Honourable East India and Hudson's Bay Companies, Armourers to the Metropolitan Police, &c.,
233, HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON.
THRESHER'S INDIA GAUZE WAISTCOATS.
MHESE really important articles of Under Clothing, although
I manufactured expressly for India, are equally valuable in all tropical climates, and are strongly recommended by all medical men as the most effectual preventative of the many diseases arising from check of perspiration to which the residents in warm climates are so particularly liable. This manufacture possesses all the advantages, without the inconvenience, of flannel waistcoats; the texture is light, soft, and delicate, perfectly free from all irritating or disagreeable qualities, and a very superior absorbent, consequently the very best description of under-waistcoat that can be worn in India, or in any warm climate. The valuable qualities of THRESHER'S INDIA GAUZE WAISTCOATS are well known, and have been long tested in India, and the very general approval, and consequent demand for them, has given rise to many inferior imitations, which, with a view to deceive, have been variously marked India Gauze, Oriental Gauze, Gauze, Vigonia, &c. Messrs. THRESHER & GLENNY, therefore, beg most particularly to impress upon all parties the necessity of applying direct to their establishment, 152, STRAND, LONDON, for any they may require, and also most especially to caution the Public against purchasing any article of the kind except those which are marked THRESHER'S INDIA GAUZE, as none others can be depended upon.
These Waistcoats are made both for Ladies and Gentlemen, and Messrs. THRESHER & GLENNY undertake to forward them in dozen or halfdozens to every part of England and the principal towns of Ireland and Scotland, carriage free, at the following prices:-Gentlemen's, 78s. per dozen, and Ladies', 66s. per dozen; and also to pack and forward them, free of expense, to any Agent in India, by the Overland Route, at the following additional rates, viz. 12s. per dozen to Calcutta, Madras, and Ceylon, and 18s. per dozen to Bombay.
OUTFITS TO INDIA,
By Ship and Overland. Every particular connected with Outfits to India, both for Ladies and Gentlemen, including detailed Lists of requisite Clothing, Uniform, &c., &c., for every appointment, with the necessary variations for the Outfits of Civilians, Cadets, Assistant-Surgeons, &c., together with every information respecting Passage by Ship and by the Overland Route, Baggage, Packing, &c., will be forwarded, Postage Free, to all parts of the Kingdom, on application to MESSRS. THRESHER AND GLENNY,