21 JUNE 1873, Page 3

The Zanzibar Contract incident is again postponed, Mr. Bouverie's proposal

of a Select Committee having been accepted, Mr. Lowe made stout battle for his contract, but made nothing of it, the plain fact being that he had, under a fanciful notion of honour, given £11,000 too much for eight years. Why he did it, is still unintelligible, except that he knew nothing of the lower tender forwarded by the India Post-Office Director to Mr. Monsell, and by him forwarded to Lord Kimberley, which ought to have reached him, and through some negligence, probably in his own office, did not reach him. There is still to be a battle over the appointment of the Committee.