16 JULY 1859, Page 2

According to the latest report, our Government has settled the

dispute with the transferred British soldiery of Indiafin a manner probably intended to save the official dignity. The bounty chimed by the men is not granted, but their right to exercise an option is allowed, in the form of offering them, if they so please, release from their service and a passage home. This was expected, we may suppose, to operate as a mode of granting the request which would prevent its own acceptance ; but, according to rumour, about half the men accept the alternative of returning home. Co that, to save their dignity and a grant of 2/. a head to the whole of the men, our Government may be called upon to pay the passage-money of one-half !