26 AUGUST 1899, Page 1

On Thursday some of the moat striking and important evidence

was concerned with the alleged confession by Dreyfus. The testimony with. regard to that confession having taken place shrank to nothing, and Captain Dreyfus in a short speech described the incident on which the legend was founded. This manufacture of a confession by the dis- tortion of some of the prisoner's words, and by the addition of others, is, perhaps, the cruellest and meanest thing in the

whole black story. Fortunately, Captain Dreyfus was able to show in a most convincing way that the words he really used were the exact opposite to a confession, i.e., a reiteration of his innocence.