INDIA: Bengal Pains

Murder of several Britishers in Bengal was certain from the moment that Viceroy the Earl of Willingdon issued his ordinance suppressing the right of free speech and many another right (TIME, Dec. 14).* Last week fate made that innocent and worthy bureaucrat Charles Geoffrey Buckland Stevens, District Magistrate of Comilla, the first victim of fierce Bengalese reprisal.

Mr. Stevens was 42. Two years ago he took a comely wife. Recently she bore him a daughter. Last week Magistrate Stevens sat fiddling idly with a penwiper when two young native girls shyly entered his...

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