' Sir WILFRID LAURIER. I have received from Mr. Sifton the following telegram:
Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 16, 1908. Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
Please read following to House: Mr. Boyce's statement that improprieties exist in sale Indian lands unfounded, statement that application put in under name different from real applicant at my suggestion or request or with my knowledge absolutely untrue. I do not know that Mr. Philp has or ever had any interest, did not know Messrs. Wilson and Ree-sor had acquired these lands until a year after sale took place, sale made by officials ix ordinary way and under ordinary rules given so far as I know, no privilege whatever to purchasers except what were open to any applicant, I unqualifiedly deny the existence of any improprieties or irregularity whatever.