HUNGARY: Patriots Convicted

For five months many of the most aristocratic names in Hungary have been befouled by political scandal, as princes, bishops and even the chief of police of Budapest have been implicated one by one in a gigantic plot to forge 30 billion French francs and expend them in financing the return by violence of the Habsburg dynasty to Hungary (TIME, Jan. 18 et seq.).

The fervent "patriotic spirit" in which this wholesale counterfeiting was undertaken came strongly to the fore last week as the trial of the counterfeiters drew to a close at...

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