11 APRIL 1891, Page 1

The Senaputty, or Commander-in-Chief in Muneepore, who was obviously the

instigator IA the revolt and the consequent murders, has unhappily escaped justice. He appears to have marched with his " army " to Thobal, to seize a mud fort into which Lieutenant Grant, of the 12th Madras Infantry, had thrown himself with eighty Sepoys. He probably endeavoured to take the place by storm, but was killed with several of his officers, and the army, as usual after such a death, retreated, and is reported to be breaking up. Captain Pressgrave has joined Lieutenant Grant with two hundred more men, other reinforcements are on their way, and as Tlaobal is only eighteen miles from Muneepore, we may hear in a few days of entrance into the capital from that side, and of the submission of the whole people. The Regent is evidently out of heart, and the death of the Senaputty so immediately after his murders is just the kind of event to convince the populace that Fate had declared against them. As we have argued elsewhere, the Government has just two courses open to it,--to include Muneepore in British territory, or to acknowledge some child of the ruling family Maharajah, with a Britieh Regency to govern the country during his minority. The former is the simpler course, but the latter is more in accordance with recent precedents.