26 FEBRUARY 1910, Page 3

In the House of Lords on Thursday Lord Morley, in

answer to Lord Curzon, made a detailed statement in regard to the flight of the Dalai Lama to Darjeeling. On Feb- ruary 12th forty Chinese mounted infantry arrived at Lhasa, the rest of the Chinese army being close to the city. The Dalai Lama at once fled in the direction of India with about a hundred men, and reached Yatung in the Chumbi Valley on the 20th inst., pursued by the Chinese. He left next day, and was expected to reach Darjeeling on Sunday, where he would be received by the Indian Government with the courtesy and respect due to a ruler who was an object of veneration to a large number of his Majesty's Indian subjects. It was premature, added Lord Morley, to say that the Dalai Lama had been forcibly expelled. All that was known was that he had fled.