* LORD STANLEY OF ALDERLEY,
in putting the question which stood in the Notices, to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the gallant conduct of Mr. Smaller, the station-master at Bangalore, in rescuing a Hindoo woman from being run over by a train has received any recognition from the Madras Government, said: I have only to add that the newspapers had stated that the woman was only 11 yards from the engine when she fell off the platform, and that there was much more risk in this case than there would be in jumping into a river.
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Viscount Cross)
I have pleasure in stating that the Government of Madras have passed the following Resolution on the case referred to—His Excellency the Governor in Council views with high approbation the signal bravery displayed by Mr. Smaller, who by his prompt and courageous act saved life at the imminent risk of his own. His Excellency in Council is pleased to sanction the grant to that official of a reward of 200 rupees, the highest amount which it is in the power of Government to sanction.I have only to add that in this commendation and award I heartily and entirely concur.