LONDON, February 8, 4.55 p.m.-Later re- ports from the Indian frontier state that the brigands at Goornatti, who defeated the Bri- tish force sent against them from Edwardes- abad, have since abandoned their defences.
LONDON, February 10.-During the preva- lence of the plague at Poona in. June, 1897,
Lieutenant C. E. Ayerst was shot dead, while out driving and Mr. W. C. Rand, the Poona Plague Commissioner, received wounds from the effects of which he subse- quently died. A native named Damodar Chapekar subsequently confessed to the murder, and in February. 1898, was sentenced to death. Two brothers named Dravid, Brahmins, gave evidence against Chapekar on his trial. These two men
have now brrn shot.dead in the streets of Poona.
LONDON, February 10, 3.50 p.m.-Chapekar's brother fired at, but missed, a native official who
was inquiring into the affair, and boasted of murdering the Dravids. He also mentioned that
a man named Ranade, a Brahmin, was an accom-
Both men have been arrested.