Manawatu Herald , 3 Hakihea 1898, Page 2
Addressing the officers of the Fourth Army Corps, General Mercier, formerly Minister of War, said the so-called military conspirj acy only meant that the army in. tended to defeat its adversaries in whatever guise they appeared. It wcjM he imprudent to encourage those who attacked the army, yet _. he was glad that their work of des« f < triKstir.n had failed. These remarks ' were cheered by the officers addressed.