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THE PARIS SENSATION

CAUSING MUCH STIR

Paths, March 18.

Madame Caillaux had previously taken counsel of her friends. Finding that she was unlikely to secure satisfaction by legal process she ( took the law into her own hands. When M, Caillaux heard that"the magistrate was going to detain his wife, be said "I regret that M. Calmette has been severely hurt, but I cannot disapprove of her deed."

Hundreds of Btudents assembled at the "Figaro" office and shouted "Dcwn with Caillaux the robber,"

The newspapers comment on the crime with almoßt indecent feroaity, for some mr portance lies in sweeping M. Caillaux from power.

Tbe debate in tbe Chamber of Deputies was the stormiest since the Dreyfus case. M. de Lahaye -moved a motion calling upon the Government to dismiss the Procurator Geu'tral, who, he said, yielded to the pressure of M. Monis, and allowed M. Roctiette to abscond • thus preventing a scandal'ln* volving M. Gaillaux..

M. Barthou read a document, the threat* en'ed publication of which, it is alleged, prompted Madame Caillaux to commit the deed. The document was the Public Prose uutor-'sprotes against ministerial pressure to obtain immunity for M. Rochette.

I The reading caused an immense sensa- ! tion.

i M. Ceccaldi, a friend of M. Caillaux, acj caused M. Barthou of being Caillaux'a assas. sin, inflamed by political animosity. M. Mania, Minister of Marine, denied the Procurator General's allegations, and de*manded an inquiry into the history o£ the document, and how M. Barthou abstracted it from the Archives.

The motion was withdrawn in favour of one ordering the prolongation of the Rochette Commission of Inquiry, The police have seized documents in Calmette's office. It is reported that they in* cude. Calmette's private letters to bis wife cefore their marriage.

M. Caillaux has handed the police a letter written by his wife which he found on the night of the tragedy wherein she says; "When you receive this I shall have executed justice •"

Mounted police patnl the Grand Boule vardt to prevent demonstrations.

M. Kenoult will succeed M. Caillaux as Minister of Finance.

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THE PARIS SENSATION, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4380, 20 March 1914

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THE PARIS SENSATION Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4380, 20 March 1914

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