THUNDERSTORM IN SECUNDERABAD
Two men killed
(From Our Correspondent)
Secunderabad, Aug 20
A violent thunderstorm broke over here last evening, accompanied by heavy rain. A horse belonging to Mrs. Peankel was killed by lightning, as it was being harnessed to a carriage at Brigade School. At 10 pm two servants employed in Rozario’s Boarding-house, when leaving the compound to go home, came in contact with the electric wire which had fallen in the dark and were instantly killed. Further damage was averted by the prompt action of Sergeant Major Terry, who rushed from his house and stopped the traffic from both sides of the narrow road.
GERMAN OFFER TO YUNNAN
legation ‘unaware’ of Loan For Railway Construction
Valuable Concessions Involved
London, Aug 20
A telegram from Pekin states that the German firm of Messrs. Carlowitz, through its Hongkong manager, who is also a Director of the Hongkong and Shanghai bank, have offered to advance to the Governor of Yunnan three million sterling for the construction of railways from Yunnanfu eastward to Poatingfu, on the West River, Messrs. Carlowitz furnishing the railway material. Messrs. Carlowitz, who represent Krupps, are to have a twenty years’ monopoly of all Government contracts for the supply of arms and ammunition, and mining and other machinery, besides extensive mining concessions along the projected railway. Messrs. Carlowitz say that the German Legation have approved the proposal but the Legation denies all knowledge of it.
DEVELOPMENTS EXPECTED IN ULSTER
Sir Edward Carson’s Message
London, Aug 20
In view of expected developments, it is understood that there will be a great march past of the whole of the Ulster Volunteer force at the end of September.
Colonel Wallace, Grand Master of the Orange Order, has already appealed to all members who are not yet enrolled in the force to enrol immediately, and now Sir Edward Carson has sent a letter to the Unionist clubs in Ulster, urging all who are eligible to join without delay. He says even old men can guard homes and property, releasing the young and active for whatever work may be necessary.