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The Arrest of M. Caillaux—As Pictured in France

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j j THE FIRST (EX) PREMIER OF FRANCE TO BE PLACED IN A COMMON PRISON DURING THE THIRD REPUBLIC: M. JOSEPH CAILLAUX LISTENING TO THE WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST READ BY M. PRIOLLET, COMMISSARY OF THE ENTRENCHED CAMP OF PARIS.


M. Caillau, an ex-Premier of France. was arrested on January z4, at his house in Paris, in the rue Alfonse Neuville, on a warrant issued as a sequel to the recent charges against him of hbaing aided the enemy by attempting to destroy French alliances during the war. In publishing the above picture illustrating the arrest, the Paris paper ” Excelsior ” said : “At 9 o’clock in the morning M. Priollet, the Commissary, presented himself at M. Caillaum’s house, with his secretary, M. Mercadier, and two agcsnt de S.irnJ. The


Deputy for Mamers ri ., M. Caillauxn, who was sharing, quickly wiped the soap fron his cheeks, put on a lounge jacket, and went to his study, where he sat down and listened to M. Priollet reading the warrant for his arrest M. Caillaux then went to dress and put on his overcoat It was in the ante-chamber of his room that the arrest was made.” M. Caillaux was taken to the Sant’ Prison, where he was placed in an ordinary cell and closely watched day and night He was allowed certain extra furniture, and meals



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Issue 4110. - Vol CLII

Jan, 26 1918

Illustrated London News