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views with much frankness and fairness. Though there, arc some parts of the conversation which carry us a little hack, and other parts which rather anticipate the narrative, I prefer to set it out, as a whole, in this place.
I saw Mr. Chamberlain at the Colonial Office on Pehrnary IT>, 1HM.
1 said: * Mr. Chamberlain, T know that your relations with Mr. Parne.ll went friendly in tlm early days. I think you saw a good deal of each cither, and you worked together on some questions. You worked together in attacking flogging in the army/
Mr. rintnihrrlain: * Not quite worked together, if you moan that we worked on a concerted phut or that we had consultations and conferences. 'We certainly worked fen* the name end. Parnell attacked flogging in the army in pursuance* of his general policy of ohstruction. 1 am not Hunting him. lie thought the host thing to do for his cause was to obstruct the business of the House of Commons, and he. seized every subject which enabled him to carry out that policy. On this general principle lit* attacked flogging in the army. 1 was opposed to flogging in the army because I did not like the thing. Some of my friends who were also opposed to it did not wish to take the*. question up because Parneli had begun it. I thought that \\ as foolish. I said: "What (loos it mutter who has begun it, if it IH a right thing to do? .Let UK help Parneli, whatever may be bin objects, when he in doing the right thing. Let UB go in and take the question out of his hands/1 Wo did ultimately go in and take a prominent part in the diHeiiRsion. Parnell then dropped back, and lot UH fight. Ho came forward again whenever ho saw the question was in danger, or whenever any of our people flagged, In that sense, if you like,nd as Parnell had risen to in n shorter timo than I now take to tell the Htory. Whenoin Mr, (*lml**tunr,* Nr\t <luy tht*