§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
Perhaps I may be allowed, Sir, to communicate to the House the only telegram which has been received by Her Majesty's Government from the Cape, by the last mail that reached Maderia. It is as follows:—Government House, Cape Town, April 8.The Administrator of the Transvaal telegraphs, April 4. The High Commissioner expected at Pretoria on the 10th. All well. The garrison of Ekowe at Fort Pearson to-day. No further news.That is the only telegram which we have received.