§ MR. CHANNING
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether Mr. Marais has yet been brought to trial;.and, if so, upon what charge, and with what result.
§ MR. BRODRICK
Mr. Marais has not been brought to trial, but he has been ordered to reside at Port Alfred under surveillance. Lord Kitchener after carefully considering the evidence, held that, as some of the Dutch witnesses were unwilling to appear, sufficient evidence could not he produced to secure conviction.