NEWS ITEMS

THE POLICE TREAT
Elaborate arrangements were made yesterday afternoon at Hastings House, Alipore, in connection with the entertainment inaugurated by Sir Frederick Halliday, assisted by the Deputy Commissioners and other senior officers of the Calcutta Police, to the children of the European and Indian members of the Force. Shortly after 3 o’clock, over 400 children assembled in the grounds and were conveyed to a side wing of the building, where they were served with tea and cakes. Among the amusements provided was a bran pie, which caused the greatest merriment and it was amusing to witness the anxiety of the little ones to locate the several small prizes. The sports programme was of a varied character and Judging from the hearty manner in which each of the youthful competitors did his or her best to win, and from various other indications it was manifest that they were enjoying themselves immensely. The children were then formed up and made a very striking group which was photographed.

ASSAULT AND CONFINEMENT
Judgment In Poona Case
(From Our Correspondent)
Poona, June 20
Mr. Leatham, Assistant Collector, gave judgment today in the case in which four native workmen and three women, who were employed in repairing the wall of the Towers of Silence, were charged with assaulting and wrongfully confining Pte. Dennis, Sherwood Foresters. Dennis got into an altercation with these people, and after a struggle was tied hand and foot until the matter was reported to the police and he was released. The magistrate sentenced one man to one month, three to three weeks each and two women to Rs 5 fine each. One woman had absconded.
21 June, 1913