The deputy informs me that the commissioners left Victoria on the 28th of April to commence their work. They had previously had a meeting to organize and authorize the issuing of notices to the public. Speaking from memory, it was on the 28th that they left Victoria and proceeded first of all to Ladysmith, and thereafter to other places where the commission sat, and they were engaged continuously from that time, and from the 30th of June onward to the 8th of July. The fact that during that period they had taken down about 3,000 foolscap pages of typewritten evidence shows that they were pretty well occupied. They ex a mined over 100 witnesses, to say nothing of the time devoted to hearing the arguments of counsel.
Subtopic: IlEVISEI) EDITION COMMONS