§ MR. CHARLES HOBHOUSE (Bristol, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether it is now admitted that the French expedition which effected the destruction of the Emin Fad el Allah killed that chief in British territory; and whether that chief was at the time engaged in negotiations with the British authorities.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
Fad el Allah in July last committed a raid on a district where the French had a post. He was pursued by them into the British sphere of influence, defeated and mortally wounded. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.