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   Allens Indian Mail (Newspaper) - March 26, 1866, London, Middlesex                                AND   OFFICIAL   GAZETTE FROM BRITISH & FOREIGN INDIA, CHINA ALL PARTS OF THE EAST ii (WITH THIS PAPER THE INDIAN NEWS 99 IS WOW IWCOBPOBATED.) Vol. XXIV.-No. 711.]   LONDON, MONDAY, MAECH 26, 1866. [Price M. CONTENTS. SUMMAEt AND RKVIEW   ....................................... 221 Original Abticlks: ConiiKsroNDKNCK ............................................... 223 Bkng.a i. Miscellaneous.......................,........................... 225 Shipping and Commercial.................................... 226 Ma okas Miscellaneous................................................. 227 Shipping and Commercia .....,.............................. �2/ bombay:- Miscellaneous .............................................. 227 Shipping and Commercial.................................... 2^8 China ............................................................... 228 Official Gazkttb................................................ 229 Domkstic........................................................... 23* imfkiual parliament ....................................... 23C IlOMK : - Miscellancous...........................,..................... 230 Shipping and Domestic ...................................... 239 Arrivals, &c, reported at the India Office ............... 240 Stocks and Skcukities....................................... 240 DATES OF ADVICES. Hensal..................  Feb. 22 Madras .................   22 Axra..................... 24 Bnrmah (Rangoon) Jan. 27 Bombay...............   l'd>. 28 Ceylon ...............    ,   17 China (Hong Kong)......l\-h, 15. J  -i SUMMARY AND REVIEW. were not so easily disposed of. The first was the rains, which fell heavily and for several hours in succession, inundating the camp, and threatening all sorts of diseases. The next was the difficult nature of the road, which became worse at every step forward, till a little beyond Suleeka it is almost impassable. Supplies, therefore, reached the force with tho greatest difficulty, aud it was generally felt that, with such weather, the advance would in a short timo bo simply impossible. The road, moreover, ascends a steep height of 5,000 feet, and, whilst exceedingly narrow, it winds round the breasts and sides of lofty and precipitous mountains. These mountains are frequently enveloped in dense fogs, and through this our column, with its impedimenta of porters, mules, bullocks, elephants, all heavily laden, and fighting their way against heavy blinding rain and wind, was expected to push its way. It was much doubted, moreover, whether tho force the double work of pushing on under all these obstacles, and was .strong enough for forming The Bombay mail brings us our usual a line of supports in communication with  each other all tho way to Under theso circumstances the fongso. files of papers, from Bombay to the 28th of news of the restoration of the guns must February, and Calcutta to the 22nd of that have been very welcome. This had not month. arrived at Calcutta at the latest date by Cachar on the part of tho barbarous tribes on tho frontier, who had threatened to over-run the plantations* and "take tea" with tho planters in rather an unpleasant manner. Preparations were being made for keeping these unwelcome visitors at a respectful distance. The Calcutta papers are commenting upon some scandalous disclosures which have come to light regarding the traffic management of the East India Railway. Correspondence after correspondence has appeared in tho public journals, in which tho railway authorities are charged with showing undue preference in tho allotment of waggons, and from which it appears that the repeated remonstrances of tho most respectable firms on tho subject have been unattended with any redress. Tho most flagrant instances of this preference are said to havo taken place in tho case of Messrs. Palmer and Co., carrying on business under the stylo of the Commercial Transport Association ; Mr. Palmer, of tho said firm, being a brother of Mr. Palmer, tho agent of the East Indian Railway Company ; and it is currently alleged that the preference in question has been shown in accordance with instructions issued by tho latter.   An investigation is now being held At the latter date the renewed expedi- post, but it had been received in time to into these charges; and, though the pro-tion into Bhootan was still  proceeding, j be conveyed by telegraph to Bombay be- ceedings aro not made public, thoy are The first detachment, composed of three companies 20th, one of Sappers, and the Staff, marched on the 4th instant along the bed of the Deea Nuddee towards the north. The second, comprising one company 26th, and one company 12th, N.I., started on the following day, and pushed for Suleeka; and the third, consisting of the remainder of the 26th, and one company of 12th fore the departure of the mail. The Ifur- said to confirm this interpretation. The kuru, however, had an inkling of the iact. The Tongso Penlow, it seems, had carefully fortified the Tassgong Hill Fort, and placed good great importance of a N.I., moved on the 7th instant, marching into  the vallev of tho   Monas w h i ch river, bridge The advance valley where it w7as to hold a spanned that rapid stream, was not a rapid one, as country, climate, and weather, all helped to check progress. It was at Suleeka that the force first touched the enemy, when the advanced guard was fired upon, and one sepoy and a dooly-bearer were wounded. The Bhootiahs made no stay, but fled precipitately, after setting fire to the residence of the local They were quickly pursued and many of them cut off before they reached the Monas river, which is spanned by chain suspension bridge near the place in question. The bridge was, of course, occupied instantly. But if the opposition made by the enemy could scarcely be regarded as a "difficulty," there were others at hand which the preference complained of will be understood when it is remembered that the lino has for tho last number of armed men to guard six months been so completely blocked up the passage of the Obhote Monas, Zate with cotton that consigners aro fortunate Monas, and Karijuma Rivers, and to dis- when they can obtain despatch of their pute the advance of the British to his. goods within a month of laying them capital. But on the representations of the down at tho stations. Under these cir-Deb Rajah, after the advance was actually cumstanccs, tho Commercial Transport As-commenced, ho re considered his dotermi- sociation are said to havo been enabled to nation and sent a message to say that the re-let guns had been despatched, upon which the march of the force was stayed. The news of the resignation of Sir tho waggons allotted to them at a large premium. Some alarm had been caused by an accident to tho carriage of Lady Lawrence, Charles Wood had just reached India, and j while her ladyship was inside, but, fortunately, there was no great mischief done. had been received both in Calcutta and Bombay with feelings which those who The Friend of India has good reasons a were opposed to his policy made no at-j for statin? that Lord Napier accepted the tempt to disguise. Some of the comments! omcc 0f Governor of Madras on the under-upon the event are not without bitterness, i standing that, other things being equal, ho especially in reference to the  11 Amalgama- will succeed Sir John Lawrence as Vicei tion measure, which was undoubtedly the | � The claims of one who has hel&all " head and front of the offendiwr" of the late Indian Secretary. The Currency Commission was still sitting; the very highest diplomatic app under the Crown, and has mad@w2jr others to meet  the wishes of **iHi but its deliberations were not I Ministry," says our contemporar revealed to the profane public. hardly be satisfied by a positioi^-bH There had been some incursions into | considered  fit for incompetent   

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