§ MR. WILLIAM JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any further information has been received concerning the murder of Mrs. Applebe, wife of the Rev. R. F. Applebe, Wesleyan missionary,, reported by Sir Alfred Milner in Serial No. 55, South African Republic, Blue Book, as an act of revenge on the part of the liquor dealers for efforts made by Mr. Applebe and Mr. Wilson to expose their nefarious trade; and whether any of the perpetrators of the outrage have been punished, or any compensation awarded by the President of the South African Republic.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
The last information received is contained in Nos. 61 and 63 in the Blue Book. No result has been obtained from the offer of a reward of £500 by the Government, and there is no clue as yet to the perpetrators. I am not aware that compensation has been given.