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HOW THE GREAT LEPINE SOLVED-THE FAMOUS
HUMBERT. $?0;000;000 SWINDLE 'CASE!
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(Especially Illustrated by Henri Ruduax.Noted French .Artist.)
A district attorney went to Madame Humbert's'home. The home was
empty; all of the Humberts were gone. A' locksmith opened the safe and
found in it only'a few cheap jewels and about $500 in cash.
BY' WILLIAM G, SHEPHERD
THE HUMBERT. CASE; This is No. 2 of the- great Paris mysteries
which Chief of Police";Lepine'of Paris, who has just resigned after a famous
20 years of service, has selected for The Day Book's,symposium of-the- five
great cases in which- this, famous detective engaged.
Paris, Oct. 13. In a magnificent
mansion in the Avenue of 'the Grand
Army in Paris, there lived with her
husband, Frederick Humbert the son
of the ex-minister, -of -justice of
France, Mme. Hurrjbert, about whom
centers the greatest swindle case of
all those which thegreat Lepine ever
had to sole. t
The famous ' Parisian 5ex-cliief'of
police selected it for me-as the first
of "his great cases a v case that
brought-into its spopesome of the
first nameB of the French republic.
" To the home of Mme. Humbert
came, as old, friends, 'some'' of the
greatest- dignitaries of the nation, for,
in all the. liigh' society of the French
capital,'lhere was not a woman with
aflherwit,;rior a greater, talent for
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