states, which are allowed to retain their independence, that the peculiar genius of the British people to govern, and to teach the arts of government, is particularly shown. A British official has
been appointed as superintendent in each southern and northern division of the Shan States ; all tribal disputes are referred to him for arbitration ; fighting between states is forbidden, and they are not allowed to enter into relations with any foreign power. The
t\ chieftains receive in return our
protection and are aided in the task of government. Import duties on goods passing into Burma have been abolished ; roads are being made by the British Government at their expense, and improvements are being introduced into agriculture and the breed of sheep and cattle. No written law existed in Shan-land, hence the introduction of a system ol justice and good government has been unusually difficult : but the Tsaubwas show a willingness to learn which is encouraging.
The Shans are born traders and keen farmers, and the British Government is looking a good deal to the stimulation of trade among them, and the inducements which the rich unpopulated land of Burma offers, for the settlement of Shans in the
A SHAN WARRIOR.A SHAN WARRIOR.