7 JANUARY 1865, Page 9

The summaries of news received from India by the mail

of the 14th December repeat the statement of a mutiny at Bellary, and in a still more extraordinary form. They affirm that the Madras Artillery, which is, we presume, a local European battalion, rose, burnt its barracks, and attacked its commanding officer, and that lie has been placed in arrest pending a court-martial. That is a strange mode of maintaining discipline, but it would be unfair to express or even entertain an opinion without a greater knowledge of facts than is afforded by so scanty and unintelligible a report. It is possible that Captain Hannagan may have done something for which he deserves to be shot, but it is not possible that he should Brave done anything which would justify, troops in burning their barracks.