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♦ THE SHOOTING OF ENGLISHMEN BY FREE STATE BOERS. COL. PRYCE-JONES ASKS QUESTIONS IN PARLIAMENT. In the House of Commons on Monday evening Colonel Pryce-Jones asked the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether the attention of Her Majesty's Government had been called to the fol- lowing item in the list of deaths published on Tues- day last, the 30th ultimo M'Lachlan. On Christ- mas day, shot in the Market sqaare, Harrismith, Orange Free State, for refusing to fight against his own countrymen, John M'Lachlan, jun, aged 30, eldest son of John M'Lachlan, Wandsworth, and grandson of the late John M'Lachlan, Lam- beth"; whether two other Englishmen-were shot on the same Christmas day at the same time, and in the same place on the same charge; and whether Her Majesty's Government were taking any and what steps in respect of this matter and for the protection of British subjects resident on British soil in the dis- trict in Cape Colony named Barkly West, com- mandeered by the Boers, from a like fate. Mr J B Roberts and Colonel Milward put ques- tions on the same subject. Mr Chamberlain, who answered the question, said I have made inquiry by telegram and I have received a telegram from the Governor of Natal dated yesterday to the following effect Report appeared in the Press here some time ago, and was subsequently contradicted. I know of no founda- tion for the report, but I am trying to obtain infor- mation from Harrismith refugees in Natal, if any can be found. I am trying to ascertain on what authority contradiction was based." The answer to the third part of the question is that Her Majesty's Ambassador at Washington has been in- structed by telegraph to ask the United States Government to make inquiries into the matter through their Consul at Pretoria. Mr T M Healy asked the right hon gentleman whether, as he telegraphed to the Governor of Natal with regard to the death of Englishmen, he would see any objection to a similar inquiry with regard to the death of Irishmen respecting which hon members from Ireland were unable to get any information from the War Office. Mr Chamberlain: That concerns the War Office, and not the Colonial Office.

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