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.;'.A PRIMITIVE STATE. ';^

BELLS.

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THE KAFFIR WAR. I

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DISASTERS AT SEA.

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THE ROAD OF THE DEAD.

THE WARRINGTON POISONING CASE.

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MR. H. M. STANLEY AND HIS…

A REMARKABLE PLOT. tbft

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A REMARKABLE PLOT. tbft The Daily Telegraph Paris correspondent say9 in a case which has come before the Third CouOCJ War a strange event was brought to light—ft Pj,? formed in 1871 to hand over tbe whole of 0f members of the Commune to the GovernmeB" yt Versailles. The charge which was being tric" the court-martial when the revelation took was not very interesting or important in itsel*»,^ the facts disclosed by the witnesses took the jud!y and audience by surprise, and have been devo^ with avidity by Parisians. Jean Oagnat, formerly captain of the 17th of the Federal troops, was charged with taken part in the insurrection of Paris of 1871*. m defence was that, while apparently a soldier of Commune, he was really acting in the interest °(f0o> regular Government, and receiving his orders Versailles. Amongst the witnesses called by was M.Muley, formerly Colonel of the ITth 1^1 of i who had himself been brought before a j War and acquitted. He described the scheme upon to overthrow the Commune in these | "Our object was to arrest all the raS^^ I of the Commune at once, and to call » the people immediately afterwards to vote up^ > proposal for peace to be submitted at Versailles. I than twenty battalions were ready to act We had an understanding with some of those** .r j head of the insurrection. It was quite possible J | prehend the members of the Commune, as sittings took place every week. We were j several of those who promised to help us, these t0l | having divulged our intentions to Malou, A j the Commune for the Batignolles, who | us at the next meeting, and obtained the | for our arrest. I escaped from the tare of Police on the 34th by blowing out the ( of the warder. I first succeeded in reaching the &$ yard of the building, and afterwards made my I the barracks opposite, where I had the good fortoo^- t fall into the hands of friends." After hearing • dence the Court could not accept the defence of C*^p. aa he did not clearly establish the part he had tak*^ f the scheme to hand over the Communists to the a vernment of Versailles. They therefore 0l i him to a year's imprisonment and the deprivation [ his civil rights for ten years.

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