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Trial of Major Panitza.

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT.

[per press association.]

Sofia, May 30 to June 1. The Court found the conspirators guilty, and sentenced Major Panitza to be shot. Kalopkoff, a Russian merchant implicated in the plot, was sentenced to nine years, Bizoff and Arnandoff to six, and three others to three years each.

.Major Panitza was recommended to mercy. During the trial it was proved that there had been a conspiracy with foreign assistance to upset the Bulgarian. . Government, though the personal complicity of the Czar and M. Hitrovo was hot proven. > Monte-; hegrin, '' believed to be a Russian agent, has been, arrested here .on. suspicion of being connected with- ( a plot to rescue Major Panitza.

It is probable that the suggestion of the-Court that the sentence passed on Major Panitza be commuted to fifteen years' imprisonment will be adopted. It is that the demand' that Kalopkoff, the Russian merchant, who was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment, be handed over to Russia will be complied with.

Major Panitza will appeal against the decision of the Court.

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Trial of Major Panitza., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890

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Trial of Major Panitza. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890

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