§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (The Earl of HARDWICKE)
My Lords, the Secretary of State for India has received the following telegram from Lord Ampthill, dated 8th inst.—Macdonald reports Colonel Brander, 6th May, attacked 2,500 Tibetans, strongly intrenched beyond Karo-La Pass. After four hours stubborn fighting, enemy was defeated and retreated. Enemy's loss not yet known. Loss on our side: 32nd Bengal Infantry, Captain Bethune and three men killed, and thirteen men wounded; 8th Goorkhas, one man wounded. All quiet at Gyangtse on the 6th May.That is all the information I can give the noble Lord. I may say that this telegram has been already communicated to the Press.