13["Captain Dreyfus. The New Court-Martial.", The Argus (Melbourne), Wednesday 09 August 1899, page 5]

CAPTAIN DREYFUS.

THE NEW COURT-MARTIAL.

OPENING OF THE TRIAL.

A MEMORABLE SCENE.

THE ACCUSED EXAMINED.

ATTITUDE CALM AND DIGNIFIED.

HE ASSERTS HIS INNOCENCE.

LONDON, Aug. 8.

The retrial by court-martial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, of the French army, on the charge of having sold military secrets of the War Office to a foreign power was commenced yesterday at Rennes, in Brittany. Immense interest was taken in the proceedings, and the court was crowded, a large number of generals and politicians being present. Among the spectators were M. Casimir Perier, ex-President of the Republic; M. Cavaignac, ex-Minister of War; General Mercier, who was Minister of War when proceedings were first taken against Captain Dreyfus in 1894; and General Zurlinden, the Military Governor of Paris. There were also present in court 300 representatives of French and foreign journals.

The utmost order prevailed during the proceedings. No demonstrations of any kind took place either inside the court of outside in the streets.

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