The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 29

The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 29

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... on the flimsy round of indebtedness, had been discharged wit ignominy from a service he had adorned for thirtyfour years because he had become unpopular in the native community. His case was contrasted with that of the mamlutdars, who by their confession were guilty of corru t practices yct were continued in ofiice and allbwed to exercise judicial functions. Lord Reay was finally compelled to depart still further from his promise. Nine of the mamlutdars were dismissed from the public service on the ground that they had voluntarily paid bribes to escape the cons uences of their misdeeds or to obtain unmerite romotion. While making this concession at t c demand of the Secretary of State, Lord Reay sti ulated that the discharged magistrates shoul receive pecuniary compensation and that the other incriminated magistrates should be ofiicially exculpated as victims of extortion who under extreme pressure had consented to ay blackmail in order to escape unjust unis ments. The Anglo-Indian press deman ed that Mr. Crawford should be justified and indemnified by the payment of a retirin pension; but Lord Cross and the Viceroy bot intimated that he had received his deserts, and bestowed praise on Lord Reay for his courage and earnestness in endeavoring to put a stop to bribery and corruption. The Governor-Gener al's Council on Oct. 17 adopted a special indemnity bill, securing for the mamlutdars who were continued in their posts exemption from punishment, protection from private prosecution, and immunity from the statutory disability. Those who were removed were compensated by the continued payment of their full salaries. The Deccan Mining Concession.-W. 0. Watson and J. G. Stewart, ' English financiers, obtained from the Nizam of Hyderabad a...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236949951
  • 9781236949950