§ MR. WOOTTON ISAACSON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney),
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) whether he had seen a letter in The Times of to-day by Dr. Jameson and Major Robert White, in which they deny the truth of an extract from a copy of a note-book kept by Major White in gaol at Pretoria, in which it says:—"December 29.—Received Dispatch from Cecil Rhodes, to move at once to Johannesburg"; and (2) whether he would cause inquiries to be made to test the accuracy of other extracts and telegrams sent from Pretoria?
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
In answer to the first part of the hon. Member's Question, I have seen the letter referred to. With regard to the second part of the hon. Member s Question, the accuracy of the other extracts and telegrams will doubtless be tested, if they are used by the prosecution in the trial now proceeding.
§ SIR ELLIS ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
Has the right hon. Gentleman received any communication from the Boer Government with regard to the sentences on the Reform leaders?