The Maharajah of Putteeala.--Oriental Magnificence.--Kali Ghaut.--The Temple.--Hindoo Idols.--Kali.--Siva.--A Mohammedan Mosque.--The Reading of the Budget.-- Indian Finances.--The King of Oude.--The Prince of Oude.
March 9th.--The fashionable promenade of Calcutta is the public garden, which is named Eden. The name, however, is not borrowed from paradise, as might be supposed, but was bestowed in compliment to the Hon. Miss Eden, the accomplished sister of Earl Godolphin Osborne, a former governor-general. We visited this garden yesterday with Lady Mayo, at sunset, for evening begins at sunset here. Brilliant gas-lights sparkling through & dark foliage of mango, palm, and cypress trees, with music from a central stand beneath them, lent their strong attractions. It was a gay scene. We walked on the green lawns, and for an hour listened to the music, surrounded by beautiful English ladies dressed from boxes just out from London and Paris; happy children glad of release from confinement of nurses and school-room, chasing each other over the lawns; army-officers in full-dress for dinner or the opera; stately baboos in white cambric; dusky Sepoy guards in white-and-red uniforms; rajahs in jewelled turbans and goldembroidered robes; and, in the back-ground, parsees, in their funnel hats, were seen in earnest converse. Mohammedans on their knees, with faces toward Mecca, were repeating their prayers. His highness the Maharajah of Putteeala, of Northern India, was one