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Page iii - Through Burmah to Western China : Being Notes of a Journey in 1863, to Establish the Practicability of a Trade-Route between the Irawaddi and the Yang-tse-Kiang. By Clement Williams, formerly Assistant-Surgeon in the 68th Light Infantry, and First Political Agent at Mandalay to the Chief-Commissioner of British Burmah. Crown 8vo, with Two Maps and Numerous Engravings, 6s. The "Ever-Victorious Army.
Page 39 - ... several successive mountain ranges, and the valleys of three considerable rivers, the Sittang, the Salween, and the Cambodia. But even if the " Emporium " of Esmok be neither a myth nor a hyperbole, that is surely not the point where it is most desirable to tap Western China. It is too far south for...
Page 203 - Yang-tse-kiang, the United States route would be superseded. We might thus have Rangoon as the port of China, and India as the highway for passengers and mails.
Page 34 - Bam6 are the. flat discs of China tea, and the balls of Shan tea. , The discs weigh 20 tickals each ; seven piled together make a packet, which used to sell at 1^ tickal and 2 tick.
Page 43 - Queicho, and the eastern seaboard, encourages the attempt to pierce those provinces from the west. They form a splendid field, most inviting to the spirit of enterprise that of old has characterised our commerce. There are forty millions of people waiting to be clothed with British piece-goods and to be furnished with the handiworks of all the manufactories of England...
Page 18 - ... without an expenditure far beyond what it is possible to suppose can be reasonably devoted to the purpose. The ascent once accomplished, however, an undulating and hilly tract of country permits of the easy extension of the road to Theinnee. From Theinnee it is, I believe, an almost uninterrupted plain to the very central point of Yunan city.
Page 11 - ... and property of travellers, and cease their mischievous hindrances to trade across their mountains. 13. The Kakhyeens above alluded to are a portion of the vast horde of Singphos that inhabit the mountainous districts of Northern Assam, and stretch round the north of Burmah into Western China. These extend not only all along the northern frontier, but dip down southward wherever the mountain -ranges lead them, * Up to the present time, these unfortunate provinces are in much the same condition....
Page 12 - Paloungs," from the hill districts, and wherever they appear, they assume the same character of lords of all they can reach, and are only to be appeased by some form of black mail.
Page 3 - The Physical Geography of the districts proposed to be traversed by the various lines of communication.
Page 18 - ... into the Shan plateau. These passes, however, I believe to be quite impracticable for either rail or tramway. In 1861 passing along the westernmost ridges of the mountains where the Theinnee route pierces them, I had to go by paths at a height of over 5,000 feet (by barometer) above the river flats. I have been up and down the western face of the range in that neighbourhood by four different routes, each of them precipitous and not only at present impracticable, but, as far as one, without engineering...