§ MR. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, "Whether he will communicate to the House the latest intelligence received from General Gordon?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
The latest intelligence of General Gordon is contained in a letter from him of the 4th of November, of which the substance has already been communicated to the House. A messenger who has 438 since returned having been successful in his endeavour to reach Khartoum is reported to have stated that the Mahdi's troops were suffering from disease, that food was very dear, and that the Arabs were deserting him, but the Kordofan men remained faithful.