servants, and his uncle, U Ket, K.S.M., is a member of the Legislative Council. His father, U Shwe Bin, was an honorary magistrate in Moulmein, but has now retired owing to advancing age. Maung Ba On completed his education at the Engineeras College, Sidpur, India, where he went through a five yearsa course of engineering. On his return to Burma he joined the Land Records Department, where he was on probation for more than a year before he was made a superintendent of the sixth grade. He has been in charge of the Myaungmya district since August, 1908, and has now risen to the third grade. He has three sons and two daughters.
MAUNG NI, A.T.M., who has recently become Deputy Superintendent of Police at Dabein, is widely known and respected at Bassein, in which district he served for a year in the Ngathaingyaung sub-division. He is a member of a family which has been closely connected with the police service, and at the present time he has three brothers in the force. Before he was transferred to the police in 1886, he had been successively schoolmaster and barristeras clerk, and had held various appointments at the Secretariat for five years or more. When he first entered upon his new duties as a first-grade inspector, the dacoit bands that scoured the country at the end of the third Burmese War were causing much trouble. In the quelling of these bands Maung Ni played an important part. It was he who arrested Prince Chan-gwa and his thirty followers, who were engaged in a conspiracy at Mandalay, for which act he received a reward of Rs. 5AA and the thanks of the Government, as well as a gold watch which was handed to him at a Durbar held in Mandalay. Mr. G. M. S. Carter, the deputy commissioner, also presented him with a revolver for other important arrests, and the title of Ahmudan Gaung Tazeik Ya Min was conferred on him by the Viceroy of India. On the formation of the new organisation, Maung Ni was promoted to the A. S. Police, and in 1907 was appointed a first grade deputy superintendent in the Henzada sub-division. In 1908 he was transferred to the Ngathaingyaung sub-division, and in the following year took up his present appointment. He attended the Delhi Durbar in 1903, and was a recipient of the Kingas Coronation Medal. He also holds the medal for the Mandalay Expedition. Maung Ni is a zealous Buddhist and contributes largely to charities.
MR. RAM GOPAL has carried on practice as a barrister in Bassein since 1892. He is the son of the late Futteh Lai, Settlement Officer
at Oodeypore, Rajputana, India. After receiving an education at the Government College at Ajmere, he went to London to study at the Middle Temple, and at the same time he attended lectures on Literature at Kingas College, London. After he was called to the Bar in 1891, he returned to Ajmere and was enrolled as an advocate in the Allahabad High Court. In 1892 he came to Rangoon as an advocate in the Chief Court and started his present practice in Bassein, where he is the president of the local Bar Association. Mr. Ram Gopal has a good deal of literary ability, and is an occasional contributor to various periodicals. He has two sons, Rajoo and Jambo, and three daughters.
MR. FREDERICK ALEXANDER CHARLES TRUTWEIN, B.A., is an advocate of the Chief Court and has practised in Bassein since 1892. After taking the B.A. degree at Rangoon College in 1889, Mr. Trutwein acted as a schoolmaster in the College for two years. During this time he studied law, and passed as an advocate of the Judicial Commissioneras and Recorderas Court, Rangoon, now transformed into the Chief Court. The volunteer movement has always claimed
his enthusiasm. At the age of fifteen he became a cadet, and he is now sergeant of the aFa Company of the Rangoon Volunteer Rifles at Bassein. In 1902 and 1903 he proved to be the best shot amongst the marksmen of his corps, and his skill in this direction has gained many prizes for him. Until he met with an accident quite recently, Mr. Trutwein was a keen horseman and a well-known athlete. He owns considerable land and house property in and around Bassein.
MR. F. L. PHIPPS has practised at Henzada as an advocate of the Chief Court since 1898. He was born in that town, where his father
was Municipal Secretary for over fifteen years, in 1874. He was educated at St. Paulas High School, Rangoon, and achieved the exceptional feat of passing the entrance examination to the Calcutta University at the age of thirteen. His studies were afterwards continued at Vizagapatam, and on his return to Henzada he joined the Educational Department, first as a teacher and then as a headmaster. During this time he studied law, and passed the examination in 1897.
MAUNG NI, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, DABEIN, AND HIS WIFE.MAUNG NI, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, DABEIN, AND HIS WIFE.