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BOULANGER'S FLIGHT.

SEVERE STEPS BY TEE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES*.

(FBR PBIBB AB9OOTATION.) Pabis, April 4. General Bonlanger, m his manifesto, telegraphed from Brussels, whither he secretly fled, says the Government attempted to coerce the Public Prosecutor to indict him before a unique tribunal under a unique law. He flatly refuses to submit himself to the jurisdiction of the benate, which he alleges is well aware of its unpopularity. He considers the duty all Frenchmen owe to their suffrages prohibits him from recognising the attempt to suppress the liberties of the people and to tamper with the laws of the country. He accuses the present political parties of widespread corruption, of opposing the manifest wishes of the country, and ruining its prosperity. . M. Laguerre, one of the Deputies, who submitted himself for trial yesterday, gravely announces that the Government proposed to execute General Boulanger. It is believed that the Government will proceed m Boulanger's absence to secure a conviction which will render him ineligible to sit m Parliament. It is thought the Belgian authorities will expel him from that country. The flight of their leader is causing secession from the Boulangtst party. The Boyalistß stigmatise him as ft coward, and a large section of the Press abuse him m unmeasured terms. La Lanternt says he departed like a defaulting cashier. Boulanger m an interview stated his principal supporters advised him to fly. He met Kochefort at Mons. The latter, it ho was also interviewed, hints that the Government aimed at nothing less than the murder of their political opponents. He also announced that the National Committee, with only four dissentients, urged the necessity of BouJanger and himself peeking safety m flight. Pabis, April 5. At a stormy sitting of the Chamber of Deputies to day a motion, granting leave to prosecute General Boulanger, was carried by a majority of 152, on the ground that he was conspiring to overthrow Government. During the debate If. Baudry Dasson, representative of the department of Vendee, threatened M. Meline with violence and* was severely censured by the President of the Chamber. The Senate, it is expeoted, will deprive General Boulanger of his military rank and civil rights, thus rendering him ineligible to stand for election for any department. The Belgian journals are demanding the expulsion of General Boulanger from that country, and it is considered likely that he will proceed to England. The Opportunist and Radical journals declare that tbe flight of General Bonlanger has put an end to Boulangism

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BOULANGER'S FLIGHT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2102, 6 April 1889

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BOULANGER'S FLIGHT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2102, 6 April 1889

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