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THE CHARGES AGAINST BOULANGER

[Per Mararoa at the Bloff, (PerFbisb Association.) London, August 10. The trial of the charges of treason and misappropriation of public moneys against General Boulanger has been commenced. The reference to the allegation of treason was contained m an indictment which alleged that Boulanger had been developing a plot against the Republic, m connection with which he contemplated effeciing a coup d'etat during the year 1889, and had set to work to create a widespread military conspiracy. At the proceedings to-day it was declared that Count Dillon, a supporter of Boulanger, against whom serious charges are laid, has no claim to the title he adopts, and that he is merely an adventurer. August 11. The Public Prosecutor, M. Beaurepaire, m opening the case, stated that evidence would be adduced to show that the accused had bribed the French soldiery, and further, with foreign money. It would also be proved, by documentary and other evidence, that the accused had conspired with Anarchists and Bonapartists, with the object of bringing about the overthrow of the Republic. Further, it would be shown that he had been m secret communication with Bismarck, whom he had informed that it was not his design to overturn the Republic but to become Consul. M. Beaurepaire, dealing with the charges against Boulanger, stated Boulanger embezzled large sums of money and then tried to fraudulently, obtain a receipt from M. Grdvy, who was President of the Republic, so as to cover his peculations. The recital of the charges against Boulanger created great excitement m Court. The charges are to be heard m private. I August 12 The trial of Boulanger is watched with absorbing interest by the populace of Paris. Additional treasonable correspondence has already been produced. The public P.rosecptor has now made specific charges against Boulanger of havipg sold natipnal decorations m $6 army and pubfjc service for large sums or" money, which were embezeled and used to pay the debts of Boulapgei's father and to support his' numdrous mistresses. The evidence has created a profound sensation throughout France,

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THE CHARGES AGAINST BOULANGER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2203, 19 August 1889

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THE CHARGES AGAINST BOULANGER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2203, 19 August 1889

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