§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government have received information as to the reported destruction of the expedition of Baron Dhanis towards the Nile at the head of a Congolese force partly enlisted in British Colonies; whether the catastrophe was caused by mutiny: what were the causes of the mutiny; and what number of British subjects have been killed or have disappeared?
§ THE UNDER SECRETATARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. G. CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
We have heard, not of the reported destruction of the expedition of Baron Dhanis, but of the mutiny of the native soldiers in one of the columns under his orders. We have received no information as to the causes of the mutiny, nor do we know whether any British subjects were concerned.