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34. The revenue derived from the above by Kyan-bpo-Gyee and his immediate Chiefs is computed as follows :a
On 3,000 Pack Bullocks at Rs. 0-4-0
300 Coolies at a 0-8-0 ... V 1,150
350 Ponies at a 1-4-0
and on 12,000 logs Timber at a 3-0-0 ... 36,000
Total ... 37,150
But this amount does not represent the actual payments made by the traders, it being customary to make presents of trifling value to the Chiefs of villages on the line of route; a refusal to comply with these petty demands has been the cause of their being plundered in former years.
35. Of the capacity for the extension of the exports from Karennee, I have the statement of the Chiefs to the effect that the teak is very abundant on the " Htu " Khy and its tributaries, and that 40,000 logs could be extracted annually if the " Bghais," in whose localities it is most abundant, were disposed to contract with the foresters for working it ; and of the other articles of internal production enumerated, a very large extension would follow a corresponding demand.
36. The trade in transit through East Karennee is derived from the
same sources as those already noticed for the West Trade of East Karennee. Divigio^ with the dition of the Shan States of
Thong ai and Myion Tesb, and in addition to the articles enumerated, those of Shan boxes, brick, tea, copper, and spelter occur :a The roughly estimated value of the whole being ... Rg. 2,20,000 The exports from the country arc1.........Rs.
Stick-Lac, 1,00,000 viss, value 22,000
Teak, 40,000 logs 8,80,000
Ootton, 50,000 viss 5,000
Oil Seeds, 3,000 baskets 6,000
Beans, 20,000 a 2,000
Yams, ee. 6,500
a- a 9,21,500
Total value of trade ... Rs. 11,41,500
to which may be added a considerable item for cattle, bullocks, buffaloes, and ponies annually exported, making the aggregate in round numbers Rs. 12,00,000.
37. And the revenue derived from these sources may be placed at Bs. 1,42,000, which is paid not to the nominal Chiefs alone, as on the Eastern Division, but is collected by a number of petty Chiefs, whose only right is that of assumed independence of all controlling authority.37. And the revenue derived from these sources may be placed at Bs. 1,42,000, which is paid not to the nominal Chiefs alone, as on the Eastern Division, but is collected by a number of petty Chiefs, whose only right is that of assumed independence of all controlling authority.