Proposed Movement For Frozen
Australian Meat
(From Our Correspondent)
Bombay, Aug 6

With the general complaint all round that while the quality of meat obtainable in Bombay markets is poor indeed the price of it is gradually and steadily rising, it will be interesting to know that a movement is on foot to form a syndicate for the purpose of importing frozen meat from Australia for sale in Bombay. A meeting of some of the gentlemen interested in the business is to be held shortly, when it is hoped that things will take a material shape. A suitable plot of ground is being looked for to erect a depot with a refrigerator, where meat, which is intended to be imported regularly, could be stored. In the event of there being any difficulty in obtaining a suitable site, it is suggested that the syndicate should purchase and own a steamer with a refrigerator on board and moor it somewhere near Sewree, so that it could be used as a floating storage depot. The syndicate will cater for the consuming public direct, for it is proposed to engage runners whose duty it will be to wait on customers and take orders for meat which will be delivered free of all conveyance charges at the door of the consumer at prices lower than those ruling in Bombay.

Sepoys Accidentally Shot
(From Our Correspondent)
Simla, Aug 6

A Press communiqué states that on August 4th a fight occurred between two factions of Afridis near the Jamrud railway station. Some bullets struck the fort and the Khyber Rifles lines, and a sepoy was slightly wounded in the leg. The two factions were ordered to stop firing in the direction of the fort and they complied. The maliks of the two factions were summoned to the fort. On their return one of these maliks was treacherously shot dead at close range by a member of the hostile faction, and fighting between the two factions became general, apparently in close proximity to the fort, for two sepoys who were bathing in the tank were accidentally shot dead and a third wounded. The Khyber Rifles thereupon stopped the fight and arrested several of both factions.

(From Our Correspondent)
Bombay, Aug 6

Some comment has been caused here by permission given by the District Magistrate for the compounding of the case in which Mr. Ormiston Chant, an engineer, was charged with rash and negligent act in shooting an Eurasian tailor with a pistol fired from a motorcar in which he was travelling through a Bombay suburban village in the early morning before dawn. The prosecution was undertaken by the Police. The affair happened last cold weather, and the injured man, who was shot in the neck, has not yet recovered, the proper use of one arm and leg. Chant compounded with him.

Passenger And Goods Trains
Two Men Killed
Several Persons Injured
Main Line Blocked

The District Traffic Superintendent, E.I. Railway, informs us that the eight down Howrah Express collided with 184 down goods train at Debipore station situated at mile 46 and half at about 4-45 pm yesterday. One brakesman and one block fitter were killed. One passenger was slightly injured. The driver of 8 down was seriously injured, as also the jack and the fireman.
The up and down main lines are completely blocked by the capsized engine of the 8 down, two damaged carriages, two wagons and one brakevan of the goods train. Transhipment of passengers will be carried on till the engine is cleared.