FATAL STREET AFFRAY
Prisoners Sentenced At Bangalore
(From Our Correspondent)
Bangalore, July 1
Mr. P.B. Warburton, Sessions Judge, passed judgment today on four men named Martin, Muthu, C. Moonusamy, S. Moonusamy, who were charged with the murder of Patrick Millican, a carpenter, in a street affray at Richmond Town in March last. The assessors at the trial of the accused found all four guilty of causing grievous hurt. His Honour today concurred with the assessors and sentenced each to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment.
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL
Appointment Of Sir Harcourt Butler
(From Our Special Correspondent)
Simla, July 1
The vacancy in the Vice-Presidency of the Imperial Council caused by the retirement of Sir Guy Fleetwood Wilson has been filled up by the appointment of Sir Harcourt Butler, which has received H.E. the Viceroy’s approval.
Since the enlargement of the Imperial legislative Council the office of the Vice-President has become one of considerable importance, and Sir Harcourt’s appointment will be popular with the Members of the Council.
DARING ROBBERY ON A VESSEL
The Port Police are enquiring into a most daring case of theft reported to have recently been committed on board the S.S. Breconian, lying at No. 18 Coal berth, Kidderpore Docks. The complainant is a European officer, whose cabin was entered, and a box stolen therefrom. The box contained besides other articles a gold curb chain with a silver sovereign case attached, the latter bearing the initials “T.G.L.” on one side and “E.G.P.” on the other, one silver match box, a gold ring set with precious stones, one silver fruit knife, seven sovereigns and a large sum in rupees.