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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
THE DREYfDS CASE
Review of the Famous Trial
That is Stirring France
COURT SCENES AND INCIDENTS
Fast Track's Event In Connection With
the Celebrated Captain's Second
. Trial on Charge of Having Con
veyed Military Information
The Dreyfus case is an absorbing
tople of conversation at present, and
nearly every country under the sun Is
interested in the retrial of the famous
French captain. It is especially of in
terest to Americans, as there is con
nected with it political intrigue that
may change the political and constitu
tional welfare of France.
Captain Dreyfus was several years
ago arrested for, tried and found guilty
of having betrayed secrets of a mili
tary character to the enemy of France
the German empire. Ilia punish
ment was severe. He was brought be
fore h. comrades, stripped of all in
signia of rank, and his sword taken
from him and broken, and he was
sentenced to solitary confinement on
Devil's island, a French possession in
the Carribean sea some miles from
French Guiana. His friends believed
him to be the victim of a plot at the
hands of certain army officers, and,
headed by his faithful wife, they la
bored to unearth evidence that would
tend to prove him Innocent. 60 well
did their efforts succeed that public
opinion was aroused in behalf of the
condemned man and a retrial of his
case was ordered, and is now in pro
gress at Bonnes. Much has come to
light since the opening of the trial
which proves that Captain Dreyfus
waa found guilty at his first trial on
evidence that was forged by army of
ficers, &nd unless something unfore
seen should occur, ait is likely at any
time in volcanic France, the man who
has suffered tortures untold while a
prisoner, may go free.
His case is one of the crimes of the
age., -Vi-v -
Monday, August 14, the trial of Cap
tain Dreyfus was fall of sensations.
The day started out with an almost
successful attempt to murder M. La
bor!, Dreyfus's chief counsel, by par
ties unknown, while he was on his
way to court.
General Mercler, who is the chief ac
eoser of Dreyfus, was on the stand,
and it is believed that the attempt on
M. Labori's life was due ' to the fact
that General Mercier a friends feared
the able lawyer would crush Mercier
in bis testimony. '
Tuesday.the 15th,M. Labori was get
ting well as rapidly as could 1 be ex
pected, and the trial proceeded with
out him. . An attenpt was made to
have the trial postponed until the 21st
but the request was not granted. Ar
rest of persons belonging to the patri
otic league and anti-semi te league were
made, they being charged with con
spiracy to overthrow the government.
The proceedings of Wednesday, the
16th, were productive of several sen
sations. Dreyfus was on the stand
and told the story of his sufferngs on
Devil's island. Dreyfus wept in court
when the clerk read the document re
counting the details of his incarcera
tion. The testimony of the day was
strongly against the prisoner, the wit
nesses being persons who have always
held Dreyfus guilty.
Thursday, August 1?, the widow of
Colonel Henry, the officer who is said
to have committed suicide while in
prison, was on the stand and gave evi-
dence unfavorable to Dreyfus in contra
diction to M. Bertullus who had pre
ceded her in behalf of Dreyfus.
General Rogrt was also examined
as a principal witness for the prosecu
tion He clearly showed by his testimony
that he was an enemy to the prisoner,
but when the consel for Dreyfus, M.
Demange, took him in , hand he be
came confused at the sharp questions
fired at him.
The tide is turning in favor of Drey
fus however, owing to the fact that
the censorship exercised in regard to
the case. Madame Henry's effort to
create a sensation by dramatic allu
sions failed of intended effect mainly
because friendly witnesses for Dreyfus
produced anonymous letters showing
the whole scene had been prearranged.
Some of the correspondents at the
trial believe Dreyfus will be re-condemned,
but that the sentence will be
at once commuted through fear of ex
citement and uprising.
Keeented by Frost.
Dr. R. & Warren, major and aurgeon
of the First Dakota volunteers, has
been arreted and will be court-martialed
for severe strictures upon his
superior officer. Colonel Alfred D.
Frost, whom he called a "low, con
temptible cur" in a' letter published
Kid McCoy I Knocked oat..
' Chicago, Au?. 2L Jack McCorraack
of Philadelphia knocked out Kid Mo
Coy in three minutes last night, .The
bout was to have been for six rounds
and it wan genera ly thought that Mo
Cormack stood no show at alL He
himself said before entering the ring
that he was going to do the best he
could and let it go at that The fight
was so short and so quickly over that
there was almost nothing to it but
the punch that put McCoy to sleep.
The fight was under strict Queens
bury ro.es, hitting with one arm free
LABORI RETURNS TO TRIAL.
famous Counsel Resumes Ilia
i'he Dreyfus court-martial reconven
ed Monday morning at the usual hour.
Maitre Labori was not present, Hi
doctors considered that it would be in
advisable fot him to attempt to take
part in toddy's proceedings, in view of
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the dancer of a relapse. The witness
was Colonel Fabre, who deposes that
he had discovered a similarity between
the handwriting of the accused and
that of the bordereau. lie reiterated
his conviction of the guilt of Dreyfus,
saying: ,-I am sure he wrote the bor
The trial of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus on
the charge of. treason began at 6:30
Tuesday. Maitre Labori was present.
He drove to the court in a carriage and
entered the hall at 5:30. The audi
ence greeted him by standing up and
a general clapping of hands took place.
Maitre Labori walked quite briskly,
but holding his left arm close to his
side in order to not disturb the wound,
He met General Mercier and General which instantly became a scene of pil
Billot in the middle of the court room, and sacrilege. Altars and statutes
stopped, chatted and smiled. Labori. were hurled to the floor and smashed,
looked very well. He was given a pictures were rent, candle-sticks, or
cushloned armchair. naments and posts from high altars
. M. Demange, of counsel for defense, were thrown down and trampled under
was more successful than usual in
cross examining, and visibly discon
certed M. Gribclin. Counsel scored a
distinct hint when he got M. Gribclin
to admit that he mixed the intrigues
of Paty de Clam and Henry to shield
Ester hazy, and when M. Gnbelin was
finally disposed of . his evidence had
M. Gribelin, the principal archivist
of the headquarters staff, was the next
witness. He testified with great volu
bility and expressed the opinion that
when Dreyfus was arrested in 1894 he
was enacting a role by systematically
denying all the charges against him,
even the most obvious and least im
portant things, and in declaring him
self ignorant of matters which should
have been known to every officer of
the general staff.
The witness said he was cognizant
of Freysus' relations with loose, women.
In support of this assertion he men
tioned an alleged voluntary statement
made by Mathieu Dreyfus, brother of
the prisoner, in the witness' presence, monarchists and the priests, and urged
that he had been obliged to pull his its supporters to meet force with force,
brother from the clutches of a woman "Sould Dreyfus be convicted," said
of this description living near the lhe manifesto, "it will be a triumph of.
Champs Elysees. the bandits. Should he be acquitted,
Dreyfus created a better impression "e military section will be open to re
today. He entered the court room hellion."
with a more confident bearing and re- The PaPr called on ttU anarchists
plied to the witness in a calm voice to demonstrate against the priests and
without any theatrical gestures, and Jesuits. Copies of the manifesto were
his remarks were put so lucidly that scattered broadcast, and the result was
he appeared to make an impression on the riot.
all the judges, all of whom are reputed' The prefecture of police gives the
to be hi ttorly opposed to him. following statistics of yesterday s
Thft RAdfirinn wfinnrl iin wifH a. fivn a i riots.
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on account of the extraordinary ; con I
duct of Colonel Jouaust, .'president of
the court, who permitted himself to
make an unwarrantable display of
partiality. M. Bertullus had been con
fronted with the last witness, Captain
Junck, and General Gonse had defended
the the latter when Colonel Picquart
rose and asked to refute some of
Junck's remarks. Colonel Jouaust
made a gesture of impatience and
shouted: "What, again?"
An outburst of hooting and hissing
came from the audience at such a dis
play of unfairness from the president.
Judges and gendarmes quickly sup
pressed the noise, but Colonel Jouaust
understood the well-merited rebuke
administered him, turned red and ad
journed the court ten minutes latei
iecret Dossier In Hands of Court-Mar-
' ' tlal Not Complete.
According to the Echo de Paris, as a
consequence of Captain Cuignet's evi
dence, General '"hanoinc, who took the
the war office secret dossier to Rennes,
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uh uirwu Duuuvuijr xur x aria. ei
, "Captain Cuignet's evidence shows
that the whole secret dossier has not
been communicated to the court-mar-!
tial. A document has been withheld,
which proves the existence of a vast
network of espionage under the direc
tion of foreign military attaches, ud
of negotiations or the subject of the '
ureytus case br ween several trench
notabilities and the representatives of (
'The dossier, moreover, Contains
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kuBk 1, 11c buiu ui oj,uuu,uuu irancs
was received in France from abroad
for tho purpose of prosecuting a pro
Dreyfus campaign." 1
Major Russell Harrison 111.
Major Russell B. Harrison, inspector
general, is critically ill with yellow
fever at Santiago. The disease has
been progressing for three days, al
though not pronounced yellow fever
until Sunday evening. The case is
the flrt.t to occur at Cristo, whither
headquarters was removed last month
to escape Infection. Major Harrison
has been inflated, but not brought to
the fever hospital.
Fresh Proposals Advanced.
The report t'.iat the Transvaal gov
ernment had handed its reply to the
British agent at Pretoria, to be for
warded to Sir Alfred 'Milner, B rltisb
high commissioner , for South Africa,
and governor of Cape Colony, is con
firmed. It is believed, however, that
he proposition of Great Britain for a
joint commission to investigate the ef
fect which the franchise reform legis
lation would have on the outlanden
has not been accepted, but that fresh
proposals have been advanced. ,
BLOODY RIOTS IN PARIS.
lerlon Disturbances In Man Farts of
. the City.
Paris last Sunday was the scene
of most serious disturbances, recalling
some aspects of the commune. In re
sponse to an appeal to the Journals le
Peuple, and La Petite Ecpublique,
croups of anarchists and socialists
-athea about 3 o'clock in the after-
noon in the Place de la IteDubliaue.
Suddenly, either at the word of com
mand or in obedience to impulse, the
column made a loop arid curved to
ward the Church of St. Ambrose.where
the rioters smashed the windows.
Proceeding thence toward the Fau
bourg du Temple, at the corner of the
fine Darboy and the Hue St. Mauri
Popincourt, they formed into a com
pact body. Hatchets were suddenly
produced, with long knives stolen from
the counters of shops; and a concen
trated rush was made upon the church
of St Josephs The aged sacristan
seeing the mob hastily closed the outer
gates, but these were soon forced with
hatchets and bars of iron." The mas
sive oaken doors were then attacked.
The wild horde burst into the cnorcb,
foot. The crucifix above was made
the target for missiles, and the figure
of the Saviour was smashed in several
pieces. Then while various voices
sang the "'Carmagnole," the chairs
were carried outside, piled up and set
on fire in the center of the square
fronting the church. When this stage
nras reached, the crucifix was pulled
Sown and thrown into the flames.
The police arrived and after a des
perate fight drove back the mob. Be
tides St. Joseph church two cafes were
wrecked. At a late hour 3,000 people
were in the Boulevard de Majenta,
which runs past the end of the Bue
Hue Chabrol. They were kept con
stantly moving by the republican
guards, who made a remarkable dis-
play of force.
It appears that the anarchists' dem
onstration was decided upon at a meet
ing held Saturday night. ' The Journal
du Pueple, edited by Sebastian Faure,
published a manifesto denouuncing the
military party, the anti-semltes, the
Three hundred and eighty persons
were injured. Three hundred and
sixty were taken to the hospitals.
Fifty-nine policemen were wounded
besides Commissaries Goutier and Dola
mire. One hundred and fifty persons
were arrested, of whom eighty are de
tained in custody.
Soldiers Create Trouble.
A riot between the members of the
rbirty-second volunteer regiment and
North Leavenworth, Kan., negroes
took place Sunday afternoon during
which shots were fired and one man
man was wounded on each side.
Tbe soldiers had trouble with a ne
jro named Alexander Johnson a . week
before and when Johnson met a couple
of volunteers near the Ft Leaven
worth reservation Sunday, he renewed
Hostilities by knocking a soldier down.
Volunteers and negroes soon gathered
in force and clubs, stones and guns
were brought into play. The soldiers,
jutnumbered the negroes and ran
nany of them towards the center of
die city, where the police quelled the
Corporal Johnson of the Third bat
talion was shot in the left
leg. ' Alex
Johnson was shot in the left shoulder
nd is seriously injured
Sent Hie Brother the Tag-,
n. M. Bower of Ruby, in Seward
unty, has received a letter from, his
brother, Otis II. Bowers, who went to
Maniia on the hospital ship Relief , from
Brooklyn, N. Y. He is an undertaker
and embalmer and embalmed the body
)f Colonel Stotsenburg. When the
&J arrived at Manila it had a tag
ittAAhed to it. on which was tha foM
lowing endorsement: "Colonel Stot
wnburg, First Nebraska. Killed in
action. W'arne, Surg." The tag is
jovered with blood. Mr. Bowers writes
his brother that tags are attached
io those killed in action, and when the
tody of Colonel Stotsenburg arrived In
Manila and was turned over to him for
smbalminghe preserved the tag to
send to his brother.
Twenty Tears for leltaer.
Bowliso Grkex,' Ohio, Aug. L
John Zeltner, accomplice of his broth
tr'Faul in the murder of Attorney
Westenhaver, at Hoytsvllle, last
March, was sentenced to twenty years'
-Wants 0,000 for HU Ere.
Joplix, Ma, Aug. 81. James Bane
tf Dnenweg, whose eyes were blown
out when he went back on an un ex
ploded charge of dyntmlte In one ot
the Ground Sl Irwla mines last spring,
baa brought suit against that firm for
Csterbaiy May Testify.
P-Bin, Aug. SI. There are rumors
that after all Esterhazy will go to
France to testify. The Figaro enom
trates altogeiher eleven forged docu
ments thus far discussed in the Drey
FIGHT FOR RIGHT OF RANGE.
FA- Between Sheep and Cattlemen
Another fatal shooting in- Dawes
iounty as a resnlt of a quarrel over
the right of range occurred about
twenty-five miles southwest - of Chadr
rbn one recent morning. George Coil
shot and instantly killed Tom Byan on
account of the differences between the
sheep and cattle range lines and the
trespass of one on the other's range. "
Coil is a young man just p ast twenty-one,
son of Frank J. Coil, a sheep
rancher who was formerly a promi
nent business man' and politician of
Burt county. He is the only living
witness to the killing, and says that
he did it in self defense. It is the re
sult of a feud. Almost every week
some of the factions meet on the range
and threaten each other. Ryan, it is
claimed, had driven several sheepmen
off the same range with a gun and
scattered their flocks and had repeat
edly intimidated Coil's younger broth
ers. Coil says Byan rode down onto
the sheep range and abused him and
called him the vilest names and threat
ened to kill him. Coil warned him to
stop calling him names three times;
and was told by Ryan that he would
kill him. Coil turned abruptly and
fired. Ryan fell lifeless . from his
horse. Coil was shot at by Ryan a
few weeks ago and i was afraid. He
came to town and surrendered.
TEST CASE TAKEN HIGHER,
AhaU Insurance Companies ray Moore'f
; . 81iortaee. . ,
A remnant of the suit of the state
io require ex-Auditor Eugene Moore to
refund over $20,000 of insurance fees
retained by him, reached the supreme
court Monday. The suit in question is
a suit of the state against the Home
Insurance company to require that
company to pay 8372 to the state treas
urer. This amount is said to hare
been paid to Eugene Moore in the year
1896, but the money never reached the
state treasury. As the money has not
been turned into the state treasury a
suit was commenced in the Lancaster
county district, court to test right of
the state to recover. The company
paid the usual fees to Eugene Moore
and transacted insurance business in
this state on the authority of a certifi
cate issued by Moore. The supreme
court had previously decided that Mr.
Moore was not authorized to , receive
the money for the state, but , that all
insurance fees must be paid direct to
the state treasurer.
' Mayor Ensor Must Resign.
By a vote of six to one the council of
South Omaha adopted a scties of reso
lutions, winding up with the demand
that Mayor Ensor immediately resign
his office. This action is the result of
a long drawn out war between the
mayor and the council over the Sunday
closing question. For some time past
the mayor has compelled the saloons to
shut up on Sunday and the other offi
cials and the council have resented his
action. The resolutions recite this fact
and assert that the mayor has not
heeded a request of the council that a
certain bawfcly house be closed. Mayor
Ensor was not present at the meeting.
Boy Suffers an Accident.
William Crasierj a boy about sixteeu
years old, and a son of Thomas Crasier,
section foreman on the Missouri Pacific
railroad at Weeping Water, met with
a very painful accident Saturday. He
was practicing with an old shot gun,
and it burst, driving a piece of the end
of the barrel, 2 3-1 inches long, and 1
1-2 inches wide, through his left arm
below the elbow, entering on the inside
of the arm and sticking out through
the skin on the outside, this was taken
out by Dr. Butler, and also a smaller
piece out of the elbow. The arm is
badly mangled, but no bones are brok
en and he rested very well last night,
but the wound is a terrible one, being
made by that ragged chunk of iron
Declare Against Scott.
The Douglas county democratic con
vention passed a resolution instructing
the delegates to the judicial conven
tion to vote against Judge C R. Scott
for the district judgeship. The reso
lution was offered by Ed P Smith. A
motion to amend it to read to vote for
democrats only was defeated and a
a motion to lay it on the table was
also lost. The vote on adoption was
122 for and forty against.
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Allen Is Out of It,
A letter from' Wm. V. Allen to J. A.
Connor of Omaha states that the ex
senator could not accept the nomina
tion for Snpreme Judge. Ex-Oovernor
Holcomb is in the lead for the nomina
tion, although some Democrats lead by
Oldham of Kearney are opposed to
lloyt firke the lMam.
Judge Munger has appointed Rich
ard C. Hoyt clerk tf the United States
district court and fixed bonds at 13,000.
The : appointment takes effect Sept
Killed at Council muffs.
E. E. Hunt of MonmoMh, III.,
Stepped from the running board of a
witch engine in tho Northwestern
yards at Council Bluffs Monday, and
fell in front of a passenger train and
was Instantly killed. The body was
but little mangled, the chief wounds
being on the top and side of the head,
where the scalp was laid open a dis
tance of several inches, and the skull
was crushed. ,
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