Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency ..., Volume 16 (Google eBook)

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Printed at the Government Central Press, 1883 - Bombay (India : State)
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Page 317 - When a theft or robbery happens, the watchman commences his inquiries and researches : it is very common for him to track a thief by his footsteps ; and if he does this to another village, so as to satisfy the watchman there, or if he otherwise traces the property to an adjoining village, his responsibility ends, and it is the duty of the watchman of the new village to take up the pursuit.
Page 513 - She heard every complaint in person, and although she continually referred causes to courts of equity and arbitration and to her ministers for settlement, she was always accessible, and so strong was her sense of duty on all points connected with the distribution of justice that she is represented as not only patient, but unwearied, in the investigation of the most insignificant causes when appeals were made to her decision.
Page 513 - ... the labours she imposed upon herself, and which from the age of thirty to that of sixty, when she died, were unremitted. The hours gained from the affairs of the state were all given to acts of devotion and charity ; and a deep sense of religion appears to have strengthened her mind in the performance of her worldly duties. She used to say, that she " deemed herself answerable to God for every exercise of power...
Page 200 - In 1858 the rebels were chiefly engaged in Nasik, Khandesh, and the Nizam's dominions and gave no trouble in Ahmadnagar. In the hot weather (April-May) of 1859 the Bhils under Bhagoji and Harji Naiks again appeared in the district.
Page 201 - ... waistcloths worn to the knee, and sandals. They marched without tents or baggage. Each man carried his whole kit in a havresack and a light knapsack. They messed in groups, and on the march divided the cooking vessels. They were greater walkers, moving with the bright springy step of Highlanders, often marching thirty or forty miles in a day over the roughest ground, carrying their arms, ammunition, baggage, and food. Always sprightly clean and orderly, however long their day's march, their first...
Page 429 - A certain quantity of silver of the required test was handed over to each man who divided it into small pieces, rounded and weighed them, greater care being taken that the weights should be accurate than that size should be uniform. For this purpose, scales and weights were given to each of the 400 workmen, and the Manager examined them every week. When the workmen were satisfied with the weight of the pieces, they were forwarded to the Manager who sent them to be stamped.
Page 189 - Dog's flesh was sold, and the pounded bone of the dead was mixed with flour. The flesh of a son was preferred to his love. The dying blocked the roads and those who survived fled.
Page 189 - Life was offered for a loaf, but none would buy ; rank was to be sold for a cake, but none cared for it ; the ever bounteous hand was now stretched out to beg for food ; and the feet which had always trodden the way of contentment walked about only in search of sustenance.
Page 429 - When the workmen were satisfied with the weight of the piece, they were forwarded to the manager who sent them to be stamped. In stamping the rupee an instrument like an anvil was used. It had a hole in the middle with letters inscribed on it. Piece after piece was thrown into the hole, the seal was held by a workman called batekari ; and a third man gave a blow with a six pound hammer.

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