Guide to Bombay: Historical, Statistical, and Descriptive

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"Bombay gazette" steam Press, 1889 - Mumbai (India) - 614 pages

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Page 28 - The Governor-General in Council may, from time to time, by notification in the
Page 28 - ... as the Local Government may from time to time, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare in this behalf.
Page 62 - Shillings or upwards, lying in any Dock or Port or in any Warehouse in which Goods are stored or deposited on Rent or Hire, or upon any Wharf, such Writing or Document being signed by or on behalf of the Owner of such Goods, Wares, or Merchandise, upon the Sale or Transfer of the Property therein...
Page 68 - Appraisement orvaluation made for, and for the information of, one party only, and not being in any manner obligatory as between parties either by agreement or operation of law.
Page 360 - ... and carved with considerable spirit, which apparently represent dancers. In the centre is a large door, and, above it, three windows contained in a semicircular arch, so like those which are seen over the entrance of Italian Churches, that I fully supposed them to be an addition to the original plan by the Portuguese, who are said, I know not on what ground, to have used this cave as a Church...
Page 53 - Those only who have witnessed the Bore in the Gulf of Cambay, and have seen in perfection the approach of that roaring tide, can form the exact idea presented to the author at the sight of the Peshwa's army.
Page 69 - Letter— (a) of cover or engagement to issue a policy of insurance : Provided that, unless such letter or engagement bear the stamp prescribed by this Act for such policy, nothing shall be claimable thereunder, nor shall it be available for any purpose except to compel the delivery of the policy therein mentioned ; (b) of hypothecation accompanying a bill of exchange.
Page 359 - ... but I should rather guess had been a school. Many have deep and well-carved cisterns attached to them, which, even in this dry season (May) were well supplied with water. The largest and most remarkable of all is a Buddhist temple, of great beauty and majesty, and which even in its present state would make a very stately and convenient place of Christian worship.
Page 68 - India is concerned, appeared to me peculiarly wise and liberal, and he is evidently attached to, and thinks well of the country and its inhabitants. His public measures, in their general tendency, evince a steady wish to improve their present condition. No government in India pays so much attention to schools and public institutions for education. In none are the taxes lighter, and in the administration of justice to the natives in their own languages, in the establishment of...
Page 360 - The ceiling of this cave is arched semicircularly and ornamented, in a very singular manner, with slender ribs of teak wood of the same curve with the roof, and disposed as if they were supporting it ; which, however, it does not require. Nor are they strong enough to answer the purpose. Their use may have been to hang lamps or flowers from in solemn rejoicings."1...

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