both sides have been planted with orcodoxa rcgici palms, and with wild cinnamon trees down the centre. Bougainvillia bushes on one side, and alamander on the other, finish off the sides. In a few years this avenue, if properly attended to, promises to be strikingly beautiful.
One of Mr. Shortas ideas when he first took charge of Dalhousie Park was the establishment of a succession of parks and gardens from Dalhousie Park to the Scotch Church, and by the exercise of persistence and of patience this has now been carried into effect. Adjoining Dalhousie Park on the
to the Victoria Park is the garden of the Agri-Horticultural Society, which has taken the place of one of the filthiest villages and tanks that ever defaced Rangoon, the old dhoby village and tank. On the removal of the village only bare land was left, but there is now a pretty garden on one half of this land, which was laid out by Mr. Short, whilst the other half is occupied by plant houses and plantations. It must take some years for the garden to look its best, but already it is well worth visiting. Next to the Agri-Horticultural Gardens are the grounds of the Burma Athletic Association.
tion of natives of India, mainly Madrasis. In fact, in 1901, practically half the entire population of the town was composed of Indians, who numbered 117,713. Ten years earlier the figure was 65,910. The Chinese colony are a rapidly increasing factor in the development of the town both numerically and commercially. In 1901 the race numbered
11,018, as compared with 8,029 in 1891. Now that an improved service of passenger steamers between China and Rangoon has been promised, a rapid increase in numbers may be looked for in the Chinese community.
The administration of Rangoon city is a
1. Phayre Street.
west is the Victoria Memorial Park and the Zoological Garden, which have taken the place of swamps and ugly native villages. This garden, although young, is gaining in beauty as time goes on, and its popularity has always been great and is growing every day. Want of funds somewhat retards its rapid development, but the trustees, who are appointed under a special act, can congratulate themselves on the excellent work that they have done, and upon the fact that their efforts are thoroughly appreciated by the crowds that flock to the gardens. Contiguous
STREET SCENES IN RANGOON.
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The population of Rangoon on the last four occasions on which a census was taken was as follows :a
1872 ......... 98,745
1881 ......... I34i76
1891 ......... 180,324
1901 ......... 234,881
It will thus be seen that between 1872 and 1901 the population of the town increased by 136,136 souls, a figure which is exceeded by Calcutta alone amongst the cities of the Indian Empire. The increase has been due, to a large extent, to the phenomenal immigra-
3. Merchant Street.
somewhat complicated matter, for three local bodies hold sway within its boundaries, namely the Municipal Committee, the Cantonment Authority, and the Port Trust Commission. So far as judicial and general administration is concerned, it is a district of Lower Burma and is under the control of a District Magistrate. Under this official are a Cantonment Magistrate and twTo sub-divisional magistrates.
The town is excellently lighted by electricity, and there is a good and extensive system of electric tramways. TelephonicThe town is excellently lighted by electricity, and there is a good and extensive system of electric tramways. Telephonic