6 OCTOBER 1866, Page 3

We omitted to notice last week that Captain Jervis, the

officer accused by Sir William Mansfield of embezzling his pickles and sausages, has been sentenced by the court-martial. He was acquitted of peculation, but found guilty of insubordination in -refusing to be tried and not surrendering his sword, and sentenced to be dismissed the service, with, however, a recommendation to mercy. The sentence is severe, but as Sir W. Mansfield, the ,prosecutor, is also the supreme judge, the Court probably wished to give him an opportunity of escaping gracefully from an anoma- lous position. Sir W. Mansfield has not accepted it, and the -verdict of moderate men in India is that Captain Jervis is as well out of the service as in it, and that Sir W. Mansfield has displayed great arrogance and harshness of disposition.