decrease being due to the withdrawal of the labourers employed in con-
structing the Rdjputdna-Mdlwd Railway in 1875; in 1'891, 28,773; and
in 1901, 28,457. Mhow has no export trade properly speaking, but the
imports are considerable. The total receipts of the cantonment fund
in 1903-4 amounted to 1.4 lakhs, including receipts from octroi
(Rs.50,000), chaukiddri tax (RS. 22,000), grants-in-aid (Rs.31,000),
and excise (Rs. .18,ooo). The chief heads of expenditure were medical
and conservancy (Rs.3r,ooo each), police (Rs. i9,ooo), public works
(Rs. 17,000), general administration and collection of revenue
(Rs. io,ooo), water-supply (Rs. 3,ooo), and education (Rs. 1,400).
The sanitary condition of the cantonment has been much improved of
late years, a regular water-supply having been completed in 1888. The
Cantonment Magistrate exercises powers as a District judge and judge
of the Small Cause Court, his Assistant being a magistrate of the second
class and a judge of the Small Cause Court for petty suits. Appeals
from the Cantonment Magistrate lie to the First Assistant Agent to the
Governor-General, who is Sessions judge and first Civil Appellate
Court, the Agent to the Governor-General being the High Court. The
police, who belong to the Central India Agency force, number r07 men
under a European Inspector. Three schools in the cantonment-the
Parse school with 4oo boys and 6o girls, the railway school, and the
convent school-receive grants-in-aid from cantonment funds. Besides
the military hospitals, a civil hospital is maintained by local charity
and a grant from cantonment funds.
Miāni (i).--Port in Las Bela State, Baluchistan. See SONMIANI.
Miāni ('Fishing village') (2).--Village in the Hyderabad tdluka of
Hyderabad District, Sind, Bombay, 6 miles north of Hyderabad city.
Population (igor), 962. It was here that Sir Charles Napier, on
February 17, 1843, with a force of 2,8oo men and 12 guns, en-
countered a Baloch army numbering 22,000, strongly posted on
the banks of the Fuleli. The enemy were totally routed, 5,000 men
being killed and wounded, and the whole of their ammunition, stan-
dards, and camp taken, with considerable stores and some treasure.
A monument marks the scene of the battle, and on the eastern side of
the pillar are inscribed the names of the officers, and the number of
rank and file, who fell. The village contains three schools, one of which
is for girls.
Miāni W.-Town in the Dasūya tahsil of Hoshiarpur District, Pun-
jab, situated in 31° 43' N. and 75°'34' E., on the Beds river. Population
(igor), 6,118. It is of no commercial importance. The municipality
was created in 1874. The income during the ten years ending 1902-3
averaged .Rs. 1,7oo, and the expenditure Rs. 1,6oo. In 1903-4 the
income was Rs. i,8oo, chiefly derived from octroi ; and the expenditure
was RS. 2,300. It maintains a Government dispensary.
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