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CABLE NEWS.

By Klectiuo Telegraph.

.'Ron Oor S peoial Correspondent.

HOME RME CRISIS.

AN OFFICIAL fcTATEMENT.

London, March 25. An official white paper states that on December 16th an interview took place between Colonel Seely aud the general officers commanding, when the possibility of resignations was brought before tbeir notice- Colonel Seely dealt with the legal question, and iaid it down that a soldier could not ahelter himself from the civil law behind a superior's order if that crder was unreasonable and outrageous. On March 14tb, believing that Armagh, Omagb, Garrick, Fergus and Enniskillen were liable to attack, he instructed General Sir Arthur Paget to take special precautions. Sir Arthur telegraphed that all officers of the stb Lancers except two were resigning their commissions, and he feared that the same conditions prevailed in the 16th Lancers He also feared that the men would refuse to move. He telegraphed on March 20th tbat a Brigadier .and fifty-seven

of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade preferred

dismissal if ordered north

The Army

Council replied authorising the sus pension of tbe senior officers, and ordered Brigadier General Gough and the officers commanding the sth and

16th Lancers to attend at tbe War

Office, stating that officers were being sent to relieve them forthwith, and

that resignations of all officers should

be refused

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CABLE NEWS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4382, 27 March 1914

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CABLE NEWS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4382, 27 March 1914

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