NEWS ITEMS
THEFT FROM A MYSORE MINE
Culprits Discovered
(From Our Correspondent)
Bowringpet, Aug 31
The police have just detected a case of burglary committed in the silver room of No. 1 mill of the Mysore mine on Thursday morning. The iron bars of a window of the silver room were found sawed and an entrance effected, and a large quantity of amalgam, not valued as yet, but supposed to be worth Rs 10,000, was removed. On the following day Mr. Pritchard, Superintendent of Police, received private information that the offence was committed by two underground coolies of the mine named Ponrungum and Dorasawamy, both of whom were absent from their work on Wednesday night, and that the stolen property was buried in the threshold of the first accused’s house. Mr. Pritchard at once proceeded to the spot, and conducted a search, when he unearthed a bowl and a dish belonging to the Mysore mine containing 25 lbs. of amalgam or skimmings. The accused were arrested and both admitted having committed the offence and further pointed to other places where they had buried gold sand and quartz which was also recovered.

ELPHINSTONE PICTURE PALACE
The dramatic film today at the new Picture Palace is a three-reel cow-boy story that is full of sensational adventures and hair-breadth escapes with some thrilling riding over prairies, through running streams, and over wild trackless country. The third series of West’s "Our Navy and Army" will also be shown. Amongst the other films are several new comics, and the Company’s Animated Gazette. Appropriate musical selections will be played by Bantlemann Bros.

OCCASIONAL NOTE

When the Persian Regent left Teheran for Europe last year it was feared that he would never return. M. Sazonoff, the Russian Foreign Minister, expressed this apprehension and did his best, through the Russian representative at Teheran, to persuade the Regent to remain in Persia. His Highness, however, could not be induced to do more than postpone his intended departure for a few weeks, and he left on June 11th. His health had temporarily broken down, and it was stated to be imperative for him to take a cure in Europe. That his illness was not merely a diplomatic one was indicated by reports which showed that he was really suffering. He is now on his way back to Persia, thus fulfilling his declared intention, and it may be hoped that his health is restored. He will attend a convention of the Mejliss, and will initiate the Shah into the methods of government in preparation for the young monarch’s accession in July, 1914. It is to be hoped that the news may be taken as promising brighter days for Persia.