Remarkable Case At Madras, European Arrested
(From Our Correspondent)
Madras, July 7
Last night the police arrested Mr. F. Mann, chargeman in the millwrights shop, Perambore works, M. and S.M. Railway, in his house in Pursuwakam for, it is said, having shot and wounded Ponnambalam Devar, an Indian doctor, Raja Moodelliar and Chelliah. It is alleged that a little after 9 pm yesterday a number of Indians abused Mann’s wife and were about to rush towards his house. He in turn threatened to shoot them if they attempted any violence. He stepped out into the verandah with a double-barrelled sporting gun while a couple of inmates held lights in their hands to see whether the men had gone. Mann is alleged to have then fired three shots down the street. Ponnambalam Devar was picked up and was sent on to the General Hospital, where it was found he had a number of pellets in the left shoulder and arm. His injuries are stated to be not serious. The other two were only very slightly wounded, receiving about three or four pellets each. The weapon was loaded in both barrels when taken by the Police, who also recovered empty cartridge cases. It is reported that Mann alleged that on another occasion he was molested, and he had already reported the matter to the Police. Mann has 26 years service in Perambore workshops, having worked there from a boy.
Installation At Chota Nagpur
(From Our Correspondent)
Under orders of His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor of Bihar and Orissa a durbar was held at Kharsawan at 5 pm on July 4th, 1913, by the Commissioner of Chota Nagpur to install the Chief of Kharsawan, Thakur Sriram Chandra Singh Deo, to his ancestral **gaddi**. The durbar was held under a shamiana in front of the katchery. The Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, Civil Surgeon of Singhbhoom, besides other gentlemen were present, the Commissioner presented the Sanad conferring the title of Thakur on the Chief, and addressed the Chief in a nice little speech, to which the Chief made a suitable reply. The Commissioner finally addressed the Durbar in Hindi. At 9 pm there was a display of fireworks and a Chhaw dance. The whole function was a success.