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-taming the supposed will of the al-
leged dead millionaire; THE FINAN
CIERS IMMEDIATELY LENT HER
ALL THE MONEY SHE REQUEST
ED! It was Madame Humbert's small
creditors who first called upon the
police to get help in collecting sums
due them' from Madame Humbert.
These creditors told the'police they
didn't believe the Crawford "nephews
existed and they didn't believe that
the will fight was genuine; in fact,
they didn't even believe there was a
- And if the famous safe did contain
so much wealth, why didn't Madame
Humbert PAY HER DEBTS? They
demanded- that Madame Humbert-
open the safe; Madame Hfimbert said.
she couldn't do so, as long as the
Crawford brothers were fighting her
Then Lepfne took ahandv Though
many of the leading- men of France
wercher friends and most-of her cele
brated associates believed in her im
plicitly, nevertheless LepTrie deterr
mined that it was time that the con
tents of the safe be shown.
THE JUDGES AGREED WITH
"On Friday, May 9, 1902, the head
of , one "of Lepihe's departments and
a district attorney went to Madame1
Humbert's home. The home was
empty; all of the Humberts were
A locksmith' opened the safe and
found in it only a few chedp jewels
and about $500 in cas:i.
Lepine immediately considered the
Humberts fugitives from justice, and,
several weeks later, they were arrest
ed in Spain. Frederick Humbert, son
of the former minister of justice of
France, had tried to disguise himself
by removing his- whiskers; Romain
Daurignaq, broiber of Madame Hum
bert, had done the same. Madame
Humbert, herself, and her two daugh
ters, Eve and Maria! together with
another brother, Emil, were all
Jxrought back to Paris.
"Bring' Lepine to court' declared"
Madame Humbert, "and I will show
that he knew me and has vouched
On the.day that Lepine went on the
stand to confront Madame Humbert
Paris was all agog.
Madame Humbert looked at him a
moment and said, simply:
'Monsieur Lepine, I do not know
you and I have never jnet-ryou. That
is all I have to say."
The greatest lawyers of France
were in the "case, but on Aug. 23,
1903, Madame Humbert and her hus
band were found guilty and sentenc
ed to 5 years each". They spent two
and a half years in prison and now
they are free, and living in France,
near Paris, where the remarkable
Madame Humbert still receives many
of h'er old friends, though her sur
roundings are humble.
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