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THE FINANCES OF INDIA.-The annual state- ment upon the finances of India was made in the I. Legislative Council at Calcutta by Sir J. Strachey. Heretofore expenditure and income have been in equilibrium; but the necessity is now recognised of laying aside one million and a half sterling every year to meet the cost of famines the recent famine cost nine and a quarter millions. This annual famine charge and a sum for contingencies are to be raised partly by a license tax on trades and partly by an addition to the local rates on land in Northern India. The tax upon salt is to be equalised, and this involves its increase for forty-seven millions of people and a reduction for one hundred and thirty millions. Lord Lytton stated to the Council that the money raised by the new taxes will be applied to the construction of cheap local railways, and of extensive irrigation works. AN INDIAN TRAGEDY.âA cold-blooded murder has just been reported from Nawabgungs, a village half-way between Cawnpors and Lucknow. Shortly after the arrival of a party of the Royal Artillery at the gun-practice camp, a villager reported to the officer commanding that two bodies, both headless, were lying under a tree near the camp. The officer went out to the place indicated, and a horrible sight presented itself. Two dead bodies, both headless, disembowelled, and otherwise muti- lated, Jay under a tree, perfectly naked. One of them was a well-formed young woman, about 20 years of age; the other of a young man, both apparently of the better class. In a well hard by, the woman's jacket was found, in which was wrapped her hair and some portions of the man's body which was missing. The police were communicated with, and all the villages about searched, but no informa- tion was obtained, and no persons answering the des- cription were missing from any of them. A couple of days later the two heads were discovered neartlae Royal Artillery practice butts, but of course devoid of flesh after so long an exposure to the vultures and jackals' so that recognition was impossible. T be police have the case in band, and it can only be surmised that the bodies are those of a coup e whe loved not wisely but too well," and who were evidently caught when eloping, thus meeting thfÃ1' terrible fate trom the hands of the enraged relations. The proximity of Lucknow naturally suggests it as being the place whence the tugitives were flying when killed, and it Ie to be hoped that the Government will at once offer such a reward as may tempt some of the accomplice, to give information. -Times of India. THK WINTER ASSIZES.âA supplement to the Gazette contains an Order in Council dated Decemibef 22, directing that the county of the city of Norwich the county of Suffolk, the county of Huntingdon, the county of Cambridge, and so much of the county of Essex as is not by the Central Criminal Court Act included in the Central Criminal Court District, shall for the purpose of the next Winter Assizes, be united together and form one county, under the name of the Winter Assize County, No. 6 and, further previa that the Winter Assizes for this county shall be held at the Shire Hall at Chesterton, in the county of Cam bridge. AFRICAN EXPLORATION.â-The Secretary of the Union Steamship Company, Leadenball-street ias received the following letter from Baron Greinal' private sacrstary to the King of the Belgians' Bruxelles, Rue du Luxembourg, December 26, 1877 Dear Sir,âThe African Association has learnt by a elcgram that its travellers have safely reached ZaD- ibar, and has received, moreover, a letter from M. Jrespel, dated Port Elizabeth, informing it of the Sadness shown to the expedition by the captain and taff of the steamer Danube. I am directed by his Jajeaty the King to renew the African Association's ifst thanks for the attention and valuable nid granted o MM. Orespel, Marno, Gambia, and Maes, and to eg you to forward our feelings of gratefulness to the Inion Mail Steamship Company's directors, whose riendly support will contribute in no small degree to ie success of our first undertaking.-I remain, dear r, your very faithfully, CtesiNAi." â JI.

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