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THE FRENCH STATE TRIALS.

CONVICTION OF BOULANGER AND ROCHEFORT. SENTENCED IN CONTUMACY. (By Electric Telegraph—Copyright.! [Pee Press Association.] PARIS, August 13. (Received August 20,1859, at 10 a.m.) The members of tho Right have withdrawn from the Senatorial High Court. The Council Of State has decided that Boulanger ia ineligible as Consul-General, and declared his seat to be vacant. August 14. The High Court, by a majority of 206, found Boulanger guilty of conspiracy, and by 198 to 10 convicted birn of treason. Count Dillon and Count Rochefort were found guilty of complicity. August 15. Boulanger, Dillon, and Rochefort Were sentenced to imprisonment for life in a fortress. BOULANGER’S REPLY. LONDON, August 18. Boulanger asserts that his conviction is the result of a corrupt compact between the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for the purpose of preserving tho latter’s existence. He is confident that the result of the general election will be to reverse the verdict. [Special to Press Association.] PARIS, August 13. Boulanger denies that he ever embezzled 120,000fr. The money was expended by his son-in-law, Captain Briant, on disabled soldiers. August 15. The Frencli Government are considering the advisability of demanding the extradition of Boulanger, Dillon, and Rochefort. There is no excitement here over tho verdict. The European Press regard the matter as a purely political trial.

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THE FRENCH STATE TRIALS., Issue 7990, 20 August 1889

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THE FRENCH STATE TRIALS. Issue 7990, 20 August 1889

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