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ARMY LIBEL CASE.

GENERAL FRENCH'S EVIDENCE. (Per Press Association—Copyright.) | LONDON, February 17. In giving evidence in the military libel case, the defendant, Colonel Sir Edward Ward, ex-Permanent Undersecretary of State, said that it was his duty to circulate to the newspapers whatever the Army Council desired. General French, in his evidence, said that he did not consider that Major Adam, the plaintiff, possessed a cavalry leader's essential qualities.

[In August, 1910, General Scobell, who was alleged by Major Adam, rin the House*'of Commons, to have made deliberate misstatements in a report concerning a military trouble that oc-i curred ,in 1907, was exonerated by a Board of Inquiry, set up by the Army. Council. The report had reference to the dismissal of five officers of the Fifth Lancers, including Major Adam, on the ground that they were inefficient,: Major Adam is now suing Colonel 'Sir Edwrtrd Ward for an alleged libel-cork tamed in the letter written in 1910. on behalf of the Army Council to.General Sqobell, i and communicated to the Press, upholding General Scobell's confidential reports. Defendant denied publication, and also pleaded privilege.]

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ARMY LIBEL CASE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8798, 19 February 1914

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ARMY LIBEL CASE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8798, 19 February 1914

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