§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. S. BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
Yes, Sir; we have received the following telegram at 12 o'clock to-day from Sir Henry Loch:—Goold-Adams report, 1st November, his column was two miles to the north-west of Impandine kraal. On 3rd November he moved to position four miles to the north-east. While on march the rear portion of his wagon column was attacked. Rearguard being strengthened general action ensued, resulting in dispersal of enemy, who took refuge in neighbouring hills. Makalakas report Gambo, Lobengula's son-in-law, commanded in person. Goold-Adams regrets to report following casualties—Corporal Mundy, Bechuanaland Police, and Sergeant Darm, British South Africa Company's Police, and four natives killed; Mr. Selous, Sergeant-Majors Robertson and Dempsey, and eight natives wounded, all doing well. Selous, while gallantly defending rearmost wagons, received bullet wound inside, bullet glancing along the ribs. He is already moving about. Enemy lost over 60 killed. Goold-Adams pushed on at once to feel for the enemy. He reports that Khama's men behaved splendidly.
§ * MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
said, he supposed that it might be taken that the telegram did not come through the channels of the Chartered Company?