Narrow Escape Of A European

On two consecutive Saturdays, the Eastern footpath of Government House has been the scene of serious gharry accidents. Last Saturday a horse was impaled on the railings and three people injured, while yesterday morning a horse, harnessed to an office gharry belonging to Mr. Frank Collingwood, House Agent of Hastings Street, was so seriously injured that it has to be shot. While Mr. Collingwood was on his way to office along the Red Road, the horse bolted. Mr. Collingwood, seeing that the coachman was unable to hold the horse in check, climbed on to the drivers’ seat and took the reins. Apprehending a serious collision was imminent with a tram-car, he suddenly swerved the horse to the left with the result that the animal struck an electric wire post. The shaft of the gharry broke, and a portion penetrated the horses flesh causing a deep wound. The gharry was smashed and Mr. Collingwood was thrown forward on to the footpath, turning a summersault in doing so, but beyond a slight shaking he escaped unhurt. Sergeant Hobson of the Reserve Force, who happened to be there at the time, rendered all possible assistance. It was thought advisable to destroy the animal and an official from the Fire Brigade appeared on the scene and shot the horse, which was a valuable one.

(From Our Correspondent)
Darjeeling, Oct 25

The first cattle and dairy show was held today in the square of the market place. The efforts of the Managing Committee to make these shows popular and thereby stimulate the spirit of emulation among the local breeders to improve stock were rewarded beyond expectations, for entries under all heads were many; and, although not quite up to the usual standard, were certainly fair exhibits of the classes represented. Under the supervision of the Engineer to the Municipality the market square was converted into a miniature camp, which was thronged by the pleasure-seeking paharee 24 hours before the show was held, while as this was the first public performance of the Governor’s Band, kindly lent for the occasion, which played fine selections from 3 to 5 pm, it added to the delightful innovation of having tea, according to the handbills served by the Central Hotel, on the roof of the Municipal Building.

Discontent In The Merchant Service
London, Oct 25

Notices were served on the P. and O. Company yesterday terminating the engagement of the officers due to sail on the Sicilia. At a subsequent meeting of the officers, it was decided to permit the Sicilia to sail, but to hold up all other P. and O. boats pending the adjustment of the officers’ grievances. A statement issued by the Imperial Merchant Service Guild says that the officers’ action is due to the fact that they have exhausted all other means of securing the redress of their grievances, including inadequate pay, want of proper provision for old age, and paucity of leave.

A New Scheme

It is stated that negotiations are well advanced for the transfer of the piece of ground between the High Court and the Eden Gardens to the Indian Football Association to be made into a football ground, with permanent stands. In a circular which has been issued by the Association, it is pointed out that to cut the trees, drain, and lay out the ground, and to erect sufficient stands to accommodate 10,000 to 15,000 people, will cost a good deal of money, and a meeting is to be held to discuss the best method of raising the fund so that the Association may be able to lay a proposal before the Government, before the ground is finally handed over. The meeting will be held at the Y.M.C.A. Rooms at 6 pm on Wednesday November 12th.