§ Mr. HORRABIN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information about a disturbance at the town of Appam, Gold Coast, on 26th September last, when 1339W many persons, including women and children, were killed and several houses destroyed?
§ Dr. SHIELS
I have seen reports of the disturbance in the Gold Coast press, but no official information concerning it has been received, and my Noble Friend has called for a full report from the Governor. There is reason to believe that the accounts of the cause and nature of the affray as given in the local papers are substantially correct, namely, that it was purely a domestic quarrel between two sections of the Appam people.