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OFFICER SUED FOR LIBEL. (Received February 13,' 11 a.m.) LONDON, February 12. Major Adam has sued Colonel Sir Edward Ward, late-Secretary of the War Office, for libel in a letter written in 1910 on behalf of the Army Council, to Major-General Scobell and communicated to the press, upholding Scobell's confidential reports in August, 1910, when five officers wore removed, including Major Adam, who declares that Scobell's report was a deliberate mis-statement. Defendant denied publication and also pleaded privilege. A cablegram from, London, dated August 7, 1910, stated that m connection with the dismissal of five officers of the Fifth Lancers in November, 1907, for inefficiency, Major Adam, •M P recently made a speech attack- < ing the Army Council, and alleging that the report by General Scobell against one of the officers contained deliberate mis-statements Following this, an inquiry was held by the Army Council, which exonerated General Scobell. ' > ■; )

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

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AN ARMY SCANDAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914