§ SIR R. TEMPLE (Worcester, Evesham)
I desire to put a question to the Under Secretary of State for India or the Minister representing the India Office in the absence of the Under Secretary—a question of which I have given private notice, namely, whether it is true that news has been received from Manipur that Mr. Quinton, the Commissioner at Assam, and the British officers with him, have been killed?
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
A long telegram was received to-day and was sent to the evening papers for publication. A later one from the General Officer commanding in Burma is as follows:— 123General Officer commanding in Burma telegraphs to-day that a messenger has arrival, at Tammu reporting Grant all well at Thohed Burma. Government also report that British troops have occupied Ladantonthana from Cachar side. This is only 18 miles from Manipur. Regular troops said to be deserting Regent. Death of Quinton and those with him confirmed by letter from Head Clerk, Manipur. Agency detained by Durbar in Manipur.