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THE P ROSEUTION OF BOULANGER

(Fbom oub Pahis OosßvsroirDßirr,)

At the OouooU of Ministers a few daye ago, M. Tbevenet, Keeper of the Sealf, communicated to his colleagues the in* dlotment drawn up by the Proieotttoi Qeneral, M. Qaeahayde Beanrepaire, lot presentation to the Chamber of Depotlee m support of the Government's demand for the proseoution of General Boalangert The indiotment is based upon attloles Bf, 88 and 88 of the penal oode relative, to attacks and plots against the security of the State. It shows how the sohemO} af^er long study and preparation, developed at a given moment into an attaok upon the State, m other words how tha Boulanglat plans arrived at theft period of exeoutlon and so brought their author under the penal law. The Public Prosecutor gives a com* plete historical sketch of Boulanger's oareer from 1871, down to £the present time. He cites the proclamation Issued by Oolonel Boulanger durlog the Commune, as the first of his oSenoes against mllitsry dlsolpllno ; reoalls the General's conflicts with the civil authorities during his command m Tunis; his return to Franca and the labiequent letiu held eft the Hdtel dv Louvro. The Indiotment continues with an aooonnt of the General"!

tenure of the MlnUtry of War, of th« events th»t followed hl« forced relinquish* mentof the post, and of his more than questionable proceedings while Oommaader of the Olermont Army Oorps. Tat polltloal aotlon and Intrigues of M. Boalenger ilnoe his eishlerlng from the «rmj •re oonildered and commented on with ft view to proving that they were so miir moves In a oonsplraov against the existing regime. It 1b even aiaerted that General Boalaoger went so far is to attempt to leoura the aid of several offloen In his designs, The Public Prosecutor conolades from the aforesaid statement of facts thai the General ahon'd' bo proßaooted v for v attacks against the oeouetty of the State,' and to this end demands the suspension of the parliamentary Inviolability whereby the aoooaed Is at present sheltered. Tnf Ohnmber has now anthorlsed the proieon* tlon, and the Government has fanned ft deoree constituting the Senate as a Hfgh Court of- Jastloe for the trial of M. Boolanger, In aooordanoe with Article 12 of the Constitutional Law of 16;h July, 1875. M. Boulanger, hat now fixed his realdenca at Brnsselß. pratendlng'that ba -did ms| njlod being judged 'by the -AfafilstraVej 61 hi* ooantry, but not by tbo SflDftU who ftia bit wont foit,S ' s

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THE PROSEUTION OF BOULANGER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2138, 30 May 1889

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