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THE SPY SYSTEM IN GERMANY.

There was renewed interest on June 2 in the Tausch trial caused by the evidence of Herr Kramer, the Berlin correspondent of the ‘ Miiachener Allgemeine Zeitung.’ Herr Kriimer deposed thaf'Tausch once paid him a visit, and gave him certain information about the Emperor’s health/- The Emperor, he said, had a very serious ear disease which even threatened the brain. Professor Bergrnann was to. operate at Abazzia, but the Empress objected, and the plan was given up. Herr Kramer, astonished at those statements, asked Tausch where be had got them. The defendant bad replied:—“l know everything that happens at Court, for I have surrounded the Emperor with spies, who keep me informed of his every utterance.” A great impression was caused by these revelations, which Tausch tried stammeringly to deny. Herr Kramer went on to' say that Tausch had given him some still more sensational information about the Emperor’s reconciliation with Prince Bismarck, but at this interesting point the ■witness was stopped by the presiding judge, who, with the Public Prosecutor, asked the witness not to enter into details, it being better not to drag the Emperor’s name into the trial. They were convinced that the witness had spoken the truth, and that Tausch had made inexcusable statements, which totally unfitted him for his responsible office. - Lutzow’s counsel,' who had raised tho same charge against Tantch with-' out being believed, declared that he was satisfied with the words of the Public Prosecutor, and did not insist. upon further ques-. tioning the witness on the'matter. ■ v

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THE SPY SYSTEM IN GERMANY., Issue 10440, 8 October 1897

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THE SPY SYSTEM IN GERMANY. Issue 10440, 8 October 1897

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