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THE

AMERICAN

LAW JOURNAL.

VOLUME VIII.

NEW SERIES-VOL I.

EDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF GENTLEMEN LEARNED IN THE LAW.

PHILADELPHIA:

PUBLISHED BY THOMAS, COWPERTHWAIT & Co. 253 MARKET ST.

T. B. PETERSON, No. 98 CHESNUT 8T.

LANCASTER, PA: HAMERSLY & Co. CENTRE SQUARE.

1849.

M453 nis. Vil

Reprinted in U.S.A.

by

Fred B. Rothman & Co.

South Hackensack, N. J.

MAY 2 5 1971

THE

AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL.

JULY, 1848.

TRIAL FOR MURDER IN FRANCE.-LOLA MONTES.

On the 26th March, 1846, an interesting trial took place at Rouen, in which Bouvallon, one of the editors of a

paper published in Paris, called “The Globe,” was charged with the murder of Dujarier, the editor in chief of “La Presse," a well known and highly influential paper published in the same city. Although the alleged murder took place at Paris, circumstances rendered it necessary to remove the trial to Rouen. The defence was, that the deceased was killed by the accused in a duel, according to the rules of honor regulating such combats. It was gravely objected, on the part of the prosecution, that the defendant was not entitled to avail himself of these laws, because, at one period of his life, he had been guilty of stealing a watch! The larceny of the watch was clearly proved on the trial to have been committed in January, 1840; and the accused, being interrogated on the subject, so far from denying it, said "I committed a fault of youth, and cruelly have I expiated it.” To an inquiry as to what

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