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RoGET, General — The alleged manufacturer of nearly all the War O^c
reports about Dreyfus, the revision of whose trial he bitterly opposbc'
He was the savior of the General Staff in its most illicit machine t^oj ..
and that was why M. Deroulede tried to induce him to march on ru*^
Elysee.



DICTIONARY 405

Sandherr, Colonel — Former Chief of the Intelligence Department of the
French Army. He died from brain disease soon after the first trial, at
which he played a prominent part.

Saussier, General — Military Governor of Paris.

Savignaud, M. — A former orderly of Colonel Picquart.

Scheurer-Kestner, Senator — The former Vice-President of the Senate,
since dead. He was the first public man who prominently took up the
cause of revision (in July, 1897). He was an able champion of Drey-
fus, and was not afraid of consequences.

Schneider, Colonel — Former Austrian military attache at Paris.

ScHWAKTZKOPPEN, CoLONEL — The German military attache in Paris, to
whom the bordereau was sent, and who was alleged to have written the
" petit bleu " to Esterhazy.

Syndicate, The — A figment of the imagination of the Anti-Semites, who
came to the conclusion that a number of wealthy persons were financing
and " working " the Dreyfus campaign.

Teysonniere, M. — Handwriting expert, who testified at the 1894 court-
martial.

Trarieux, Senator — Former Minister of Justice, witness at Rennes trial.

ToMPs, M. — A special Commissary of the Railway Police, who first photo-
graphed the bordereau.

Valabregue, M. — Captain Dreyfus's brother-in-law, residing at Carpen-
tras, with whom he is living with his family after his release.

" Veilp:d Lady, " The — This was Du Paty de Clam, disguised, who handed
the " document liberateur " to Esterhazy near the Arc de Triomphe. It
was suggested that Esterhazy thought the lady was inspired by revenge
on Picquart.

Veugmon, Dr. — Physician in charge of Dreyfus at Devil's Island.

ViGuiE, M. — Director of General Safety, French Government Police.

Weill, Henri — A former officer of the Headquarters' Staff.

Weyler Letter — A forged letter, incriminating Dreyfus, sent to the War
Office. The author, probably, was Du Paty de Clam.

Zola, Emile — The novelist. He published the now famous letter of ac-
cusation ("f/'accMse") against the entire French General Staff, accusing
them, in point of fact, of a gigantic conspiracy to convict Dreyfus.
He was put on trial, convicted, fined, and sentenced to imprisonment.
He appealed, and his sentence was quashed. He was again prosecuted
on a sentence in his article which barred any reference to the Dreyfus
case. Hence he permitted judgment to go by default, and, being con-



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DREYFUS: THE PRISONER OF DEVIL'S ISLAND



demned, left the country, appealed, and lived in England, retHrning
only recently to France. His celebrated denunciation is now proved to
have been founded on absolute truth.
ZuRLiKDEN, General — War Minister (January, 189o-October, 1895). Ex-
Military Governor of Paris. He is chiefly memorable for his expres-
sion in the Chamber of Deputies of absolute conviction of the guilt of
Dreyfus.



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