18 NOVEMBER 1865, Page 2

A telegram was received at the India House on the

16th inst., announcing that on the 13th, only three days before, Colonel Bruce had signed a treaty of peace with Bootan in full durbar. That message, if authentic, implies that the Bootanese have sur- rendered the treaty extorted from Mr. Eden, have apologized for the insult offered to him, have released their captives, and have agreed to accept a rent for the Dooars, a most satisfactory termi- nation of a difficult affair. We -are nevertheless a little puzzled about dates. Lightning moves quickly alonga wire, but a cosaid has to trust either a mule or his feet. The durbar must have been held at Tassisudon, and supposing the wires extended up to the Dooarse the intelligence must still have been carried through the passes for some seventy miles. It is just possible this may have been done in twelve hours, and the message sent at once to Sir Bartle Frere at Kurrachee, thence to Constantinople, and thence to London, all in sixty hours, but the speed is very unlike Indian management. If such a rate was really secured, the India trade should put the screw on Sir Charles Wood a little more sharply. They have to wait eight days.