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VOL. XXV.—NO. 96.
VERA GELO THRILLS
THROWS HERSELF IXTO SEINE
AFTER COMMITTING A MURDER
A.XD BREAKING A HEART
SIVALS THE FICTION OF HUGO
She Fails in Her Attempt at Sol.
cide, and Is Now a Homeless
Fugitive Front Paris ■■
Justice.
PARIS, March 30.—Following the tragic
Buicide of Lue lover she rejected, after
desperately attempting her own life, Mile.
V* ra Gelo, the young Rusisan student,
l;:s disappeared.
She is the overwrought, supersensitive,
in rvt'-tortured girl of twenty-one years
who tried to kill Prof. Emile Deschanel;
wnosc bullet, aimed at that venerable
savant, was fatal to her own dearest
friend and fellow-student, Mile. Alexandra
'/a lcnine. That tragedy, enacted scarce
fourteen months ago, and Alexandra's
tw roi<; lii'e-sacritice to save Prof. Desch
- anel aroused Paris to tne supremest in
terest.
What (motional French jury could find
Vera Gelo guilty of murder in causing
the death of the girl who was so dear to
tcr? Mile. Vera. after a trial crowded
•with sensational incidents, was acquitted.
But sin- was ordered to leave France.
Bae disobeyed; she returned here lately.
The cemetery of Saint Oven, where is the
grave <>f Uexandra Zelefne, possesses a
bomole but irresistible attraction for her.
Michael Zelenine, who loved Vera, fol
lowea her and again implored her to be
his wife, to forget, in his love, tne fear
ful occurrence that roofed him of a sis
ter an;! her of a girl she loved.
lltr Spirit Stood Between.
Again Vera refused to marry UiO, sad
ly tilling him that an apparition, Alex
andra's spiru, stood between them and
must forever separate them.
"Her spirit stands between us," he
cried. "But se» jl she stretches her hands
to us; she would unite us. She forgives;
Bhe forgave with her last breatn. She
blesses us.''
Sorrowfully, firmly the remorse-torn
girl put away the. happiness he offered
her. For the last time she refused to
■\\tii him a lew days ago.
7a lenlne, his brain whirling, his bosom
rent by an agony of despair, threw hirn
t-cif from the top of the Eiffel tower and
Was picked up a shapeless mass.
Thn i hours later W-ra Gelo sprang into
1)i. S. ih.- iji.m the Pont de Greneile. Two
workm< n saw her take the'piunge. They
jumped into a boat and with all their
;ii rowed to her rescue.
She. determined to end an existence so
mi tancnoly, fought their attempt to save
In r. crying, again and again, "J.,et me
alone! 1 wish to die! Death is welcome
(0 me!"
Bui she was not then to have her wish.
They drew her, faint, weak from ncr
struggles, into the boat. She was de
tained by the police, she revealed her
identity, the commissa-ry of police Inter
rogated her and extracted from her a
promise that she would relinquish her
design on her life and that she would
call at the bureau the next morning.
She did not go to the bureau; that
much of her promise she has certainly
broken. The police cannot find her. She
lias disappeared as completely as if in
deed she, too, was hidden In Saint Oven.
..as she completely broken her promise
t<> the commissary of police? Has she
ended an t xistence so intolerable and re
joined Alexander and Michael Zelenine?
For the last four years, since she blos-
Bomed into womanhood, Vera Gelo has
been the victim of her own temperament.
Put h( r early history Is simplicity itself.
Porn in Odessa, she passed a quiet girl
hood in the company of her father, an
able but a self-effacing man, the steward
of a great estate. "When she became
eighteen, Vera, like so many modern
Russian girls, decided that she must
. study medicine and went to Geneva lor
that purpose.
Forming of n Friendship.
There she met Alexandra Zelemne, a
charming and gifted girl, two years older
than herself. Both Russians, both volun
tary exiles, both students, these interest
ing young women were drawn together by
an unusual bond. Their fn^ndsi- «. grew
constantly stronger. They were insep
arable.
One day Vera returned from a walk in
an alarming state of excitement.
Anxiously Alexandra questioned her.
H.pr replies, given wuh intense emotion,
were, nevertheless, entirely vague.
"A man, a man old enough to be my
grandfather, insulted me just now," she
said: v>h, that I, whom an men have
respected, should suffer such an indig
nity! A man, too, whose gray hairs
should command respect! I could kill
him as I would a dog!"
Under Alexandra's soothing Vera slow
ly recovered her composure. Soon she
forgot, it seems, tne incident that so deep
, ly wounded her honor, her pride.
In December, 1900, the two young women
went together to Paris and shared a
cheap lodging at No. C 9 Rue de Faubourg,
Saint Honore, of which Mme. Hart, an
estimable person, was landlady.
Vera Gelo had discontinued her study of
medicine; both she and Alexandra pur
sued the study of philosophy and litera-
Many people are beginning to wonder
when tin* new i-apitol building will be
completed and ready for occupancy. To
the average individual who has no real
know ledge of the magnitude of the un
dertaking of erecting a structure as large
as the new capitof building, there seems
to have hjarTi little progress m the last
two years, and one is compelled to ask
if the structure will be ready for occu
pancy during the lifetime of the present
generation.
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The Ucine a« It Looks Xow.
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
ture at the College of France. There
Prof. Emile Deschanel is one of the
lecturers, a man of the highest character,
universally respected and absolutely free
from the remotest suspicion.
Moreover, he is in no wise "associated
with political life except through his
distinguished son, Paul Deschanel, pres
ident of the chamber of jdeputies, whom
many regard as the next president of the
republic.
A few weeks passed. Miles. Vera and
Alexandra assidiously attended the lec
tures at the college- .About Jan 15. of
last year they went to their first lecturu
by M. Deschanel.
The instant he entered the lecture
room Vera became violently agitated.
Seated next to her, Alexandra was
alarmed by her staring eyes, her clinched
hands, her trembling limbs.
"My dear Vera, what ails you? Are
you suddenly ill, dearest?"
"There he is," whispered Vera, trying
IBjHH Mat *■"- : ' sKmRH SBmpWH * ,^~«* -'^faBHUHBL ~~ - ■ JH
to restrain her indignant answer—"the
old man of Geneva, the only man who
ever dared to insult me. At last I see
him again. Miserable one, I will kill
him, as I have sworn to do!"
She Obtained a Revolver.
Vainly Alexandra tried to soothe the
girl, assuring her that she must be mis
taken, that an accidental resemblance of
two men was deceiving her; that it was
impossible that a man of M. Deschanel's
character could have been guilty of the
conduct she accused him of.
Vera abruptly left the lecture room.
Unknown to Alexandra she obtained a
revolver. On Jan. l'J the learned Des
chanel lectured again. Vera and Alexan
dra listened to him. Outwardly cairn,
Vera had made her friend believe she
had convinced herself that she was mis
taken; that M. Deschanel was not the old
mar. of Geneva.
He iinished his discourse, the students
trooped from the lecture room. M. Des
chanel halted in the corridor leading to
his priyate study and was surrounded by
a group of admirers. Vera and Alexan
dra were almost the last of the students
to depart from the lecture room.
Vera did not recognize M. Deschanel,
who stood with his back toward her, un
til she was very near him in the corridor.
"Now I will kill him!" she shouted, and
instantly whipped the revolver from her
pocket.
"Vera!'' shrieked Alexandra, and tried
to seize the weapon.
Too late! The infuriated Vera touched
the trigger, the pistol was discharged.
But in that fraction of a second the he
roic Alexandra, with a motion quick as
lightning, had thrown herself between the
revolvers muzzle and M. Desehanel, who
was all unconscious that he had been
marked as a victim.
Alexandra received the bullet in her
breast and sank to the floor unconscious.
Vera glanceu at her, shrieked and fell
faintir.g.
The scene immensely astonished M.
Deschanel, who did not know that an at
tempt had been made on-his life until he
was so informed by M. Parisse, manager
of the college. The professor did not then
lose his composure. He left the college
as usual arm in arm with his wffe. Who
had called for him, and was driven
straight to his son's official residence. It
was only after reaching his own apart
rr.ent in the Avenue Marceau that the
shock unnerved Prof. Deschanel and he
was forced to retire to bed.
Thi' wounded Alexandra was conveyed
FASTER PROGRESS ON NEW STATE CAPITOL.
the work has been really progressing as
rapidly as possible, and the time is near
at hand when the slower parts of it will
be completed and the work of finishing
the building will be started. As soon as
the dome is finished and the floors laid,
then ii larger force of workmen may be
employed who will rapidly put the final
touches on. and make it ready to receive
its occupants.
A greater part of the work which has
been done on the b.ttflding during the l^st
twelve months has been devoted to the
beautiful dome, which is rapidly nearlng
completion. The size of th!s part of the
SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1902.—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES.
to one of the lecture halls, where a sur
geon, after a brief examination, reported
her wound severe, but not necessarily
fatal. When she regained consciousness,
although she was suffering grievously,
Alexandra proved her affection for the
misguided Vera.
"I Am the One to Blame.*'
"Vera was irad for the moment,"Alex
andra insisted. "She was not re
sponsible. Harm me? She would lay
down her life for me. Indeed it is I who
"am to blame. For as soon as I saw what
the mad girl intended to do I jumped be
fore her pistol."
Vera, recovering from her faint, was
overcome by grief at the result of her
crime to which she had been driven By
the resistless energy of her self-respect.
The police hurried Vera away. Alexandra
was taken in an ambulance to the Hos
pital de la Pitie, where the surgeons
found that the bullet had imbedded itself
VEBA GELO.
in her spine and that her survival was
impossible.
She was removed to the Hotel Dieu,
and in that hospital received the most
devoted attention from the Deschanels,
father and son, and their wives. The
newspapers rang with praises of Alexan
dra's bravery; the government gave the
dying girl a life-saving medal of the first
class.
Michael Zelanine, who had followed
Vera and his sister to Paris, passed every
moment that the hospital authorities
would permit by Alexandra's bedfide. Al
ready deeply in love with Vera, the
weight of his double grief overwhelmed
the handsome young Russian.
At Alexandra's prayer the police allow
ed Vera to visit her dying friend. They
mingled their tears. But no reproach tell
from Alexandra's lips. Instead she sought
to explain and excuse Vera's deed.
"Dearest, it was but the result of a
horrible confusion of identities," the
heroic girl said. "After 1 leave you 1
implore you to give up your studies, You,
with your wealth of emotion, are unfitted
for the rigors and repressions of student
life."
Alexandra frequently interceded with
the authorities for Vera, and prepar-d a
deposition which was read with great ef
fect at Vera's trial. After several weeks
welcome death came to Alexandra.
Paris flocked to Vera Gelo's trial in trie
court of Assizes last summer. The gin's
sufferings had rendered her semi-hysteri
cal, and alienists were net wanting who
declared she was the victim of hallucina
tions.
When the judge first mentioned the
name of Alexandra Zelanine. Vera birst
into a paroxysm of tears. The nervous
twitehings of her face as she sat in the
dock revealed h>r mental anguish.
So tense was her nervous strain during
the trial that a physician twice admin
istered ether to her to relax it.
But the most dramatic moment of OM
trial was that when Vera was for the
first time convinced of her mistake of
confounding the estimable M. Deschar.el
with the unknown old man who insulted
her. M. De?chanel was giving his testi
mony when the girl, who had been staring
at. him as if she hoped to visually pene
trate hi.s brain, suddenly shrieked:
"Forgive me, I pray you, sir, forgive
me. I acknowledge my fearful mistake."
The jurors were entirely sympathetic.
During their brief consideration of the
verdict Vera sat, her face buried in h«r
structure and the nature of the work
which is being done on it makes it im
possible to employ a large force of men,
and the work must of necessity progress
slowly.
Another thing which has made the work
of constructing the building much slower
than it would otherwise have been, is
the nature of the work itself. The ston?
of which the building is constructed has
been shipped into the city from the quar
ries in Georgia, and when it arrives is in
the shape of ponderous blocks of marble
that have to be cut and modeled to suit
| the plans of the builder. This is slow
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hands, seemingly oblivious to what was
passing around her.
The jurors,^ weighing her state of miad.
decided witn Alexandra that the unhappy
Vera wa.s momentarily mad when sh£ tir
ed the fatal shot. When the jurors re
turned to court everyone could see in their
faces what the verdict would be. In antic
ipation of it and led by Prof. Descharel,
the people In the court room burst into
applause which could not be quickly sup
pressed.
When the verdict of acquittal was an
nounced Vera smiled feebly and swooned.
Michael Zelanine Was tlxe first at her side,
and raising her in his arms whispered
the fondest congratulations. If the presi
dent of the court felt sympathy he did
not betray it. Sternly he ordered Vfra
to leave France and never to return.
In a few days the newspapers announc
ed that she and Michael Zelanine hai
gone to Russia and that they would be
married.
Leaped From Eiffel Tower.
On March 14 last a well-dressed young
man jumped from the top of the Eiffel
tower. Turning, twisting in the loag, the
frightful descent, he struck the ground
head first. Necessarily his features, his
form were entirely unrecognizable. Nor
had he a scrap of paper, a mark by which
he might have ben icjentifled.
A few hou'i's after this determined, spec
tacular suicide, a girl threw herself inlo
the Seine from the Pont de Greneile. One
Villeneuve, a carpenter employed at the
Port Royal floating baths, now moored
near the lie dcs Cygnes, saw the girl as
with a desperate gesture of farewell she
sprang from the bridge. Tilleneuve and
another man jumped in a boat and quick
ly rowed to the drowning woman .
So vigorous were their strokes that
their boat reached her aa she arose from
her first plunge.
Leaning far out of the boat they seized
her. But she beat at them with her
hands, and repeatedly begged them to let
her die. lt_ was not until she had ex
hausted herself by her struggles that
Villeneuve and his companion could lift
hcT into the boat.
Siler.t, almost sullen, like one who has
suffered a. grievous disappointment, she
was taken to the emergency station near
the bridge; where she would say only
that her name was Mull* r and that she
was stopping at a hottl in the Rue de
Pp.ysy.
Her attempt at suicide was instantly
leported by the police and the commis
sary sent orders that she must be de-
work even with with the improved ma
chinery that has been employed, and of
course the stone was slow in reaching its
place upon the walls of the new struc- I
ture. _. - „-i ;.;' ,:■":. .! '.- "' '
Carvlns Is; Slow Worif.
Then again there was the amount,of
carving that had to be done." Of course j
some of this r WQrk^syas 'lone before the !
stones were put in place, but a great deal j
remains to be done' on the walla, of the
building. For months' men haVe been em-: I
ployed every day Injcutting and carving ;
the beautiful figures and etatues that I
tamed until the next morning, when he
might find leisure to interrogate her.
The woman shivered and shrank away
when the police were about to <ake her
to jail. Finally she said, hesitatingly:
"Tell M. the Commissary that it is Vera
Gelo who has tried to end her wretched
life. He will remember me, the unfortu
nate one in the affaire Deschanel.
"Implore him, if he wishes to interro
gate me, to come to me at once or to per
mit me to be conducted to him. At least
spa£e me the shame of being again a
prisoner-!'.- ■ "
Receiving this message the commissary
hastened to Mile. Gelo, who awaited him,
silent, immovable as a woman carved out
of stone.
"Why have you returned to Paris? Why
■have you attempted your life?" were his
first Questions. '
''Tells of Her Wamlerinsw.
l:"Obedient to the order of the president
of the court I returned to Russia," an
swered Vera, speaking almost mechanical
ly.' ."!'■ found that my father had mar.
ried again, that another woman was in
my mother's place. So I waa a stranger
in my old home. M.^Zelanlne again and
again asked me to marry him, and lie
fused. ' I could see that dear, sad figure
that stood; between us that was invisible
to him. The desire possessed me to re
turn to Paris to die, to be buried next
to Alexandra, whose life was forfeited to
•my mad mistake. . -.. < .
' "Courts, judges to the contrary, I could
not resist that desire. I came here by
way of Italy. I have been in Paris but a
week. M. Zelanine followed me.
"Once more I refused to listen to his
prayers that I marry him. Today I re
ceived a letter from him telling me that
he , would cast himself from the great
tower this morning. My love for him,
which I hid' at Alexandra's behest, tells
me that he has kept his word, has de
stroyed himself." ,
For hours the commissary of police rea
soned with the girl, threatened her with
serious punishments for having retufncl
to Paris and implored j her to make lit)
further attempt on her life.
But when the hour appointed arrived
Mile. Gelo did not appear at his olitee.
Instead she sent this note, dated from a
hotel- in the Rue de Passy:
"lions, le Commlssaire—Forgive me, it
you please, ■ for not responding to your in
vitation. I am ill. I am in bed.
—"Vera Gelo."
She has disappeared. The closest search
by the police has not found her.
will lend so much to the general appear,
ence of the finished building. This is
slow work, as every one knows, and th«»
I sculptor has had a great deal to do on
the building. But the end of his work
is in sight, and it will not be many
months before the countless ornaments
that arc to adorn the walls of the build
ing will be completed.
There are always certain things which
hepper. to retard the progress of any
large work which lie entirely beyond the
control of the workman or contractor.
Such has been the case with the new cap-
Sceae on the Roof.
Poeiry and Prose of Kissing
Dr. Christopher Nyrop, prof<
philology at the University of Copenha
gen, has just written a curious book
which is causing a good deal of talk in
Europe. It- is entitled "History <uf Kiss
ing," and is the fruit of long study on
this interesting subject, the author hav
ing searched in all possible quarters for
the necessary material.
In defining a kiss he quotes Verlaine,
who says: "A kiss is the accompani
ment which is played on the keyboard
of the teeth when love sings to an am
orous heart." lie also quotes a Latin
epigram, which says: . "What is sweeter
than wine? The dew of heaven. And
what is sweeter than dew? Honey. And
what is sweeter than honey? Nectar.
And than nectar? A kiss."
About the sound made by a kiss he has
unearthed many curiotu sayings. Jot-an
nes Jorgensen says: "The beating of toe
waves against the shore is like the sound
of long kisses." Kierkegaard in a story
remarks: "We heard all the evening a
sound as though some one was striking
at flies, yet it -was only the kisses of the
loving couple." Still more unfeeling is
the German expression: "The kiss sounu
ed as though a cow was drawing her hind
leg out of a bog," and almost as heartless
as this is the Danish- phrase: "He made
more noise when he kissed her than is
made when a cow's horns are struck off."
Prof. Nyrop spent much time trying to
find out how women regarded kissing,
and becante convinced that on one point,
at least, they all agree—namely that men
with beards are far preferable to all
others. -"In an old Roumanian ballad 3
hero says: "I am too young to marry,
for my beard has not yet sprouted. What
married woman would kiss me?"
According to a German proverb, "A
kiss without a beard is an egg without
salt." In Holland and Jutland young
women are of the same opinion, for they
claim that "Kisses are no good unless
they taste well and are sweet." They
also say that "Kissing a man who has no
beard is like kissing a mud wall."
On the other hand. Prof. Nyrop says.
that women as a rule dislike to kiss men
whose mouths are moist, and he quotes
the Danish expression, "He Is" good to
I kiss, but only when one is thirsty," and
itol. When the contractors were about
ready to begin work on the dome it was
found that there would be some difficulty
in securing the iron work necessary Tor
its construction. This caused a delay of
several months, but finally the material
was all secured and the work com
menced./ .
A large force fo workmen is daily em
ployed at the new building, and the re
sults of their labor are are making rapid
changes in the appearance of the struc
ture. The tiling for the roof is nearly
all on the building, and in a few days it
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also the German one, "If you kiss him
you'll pet some sauce along with it."
That any harm is done by kissing (lv;
author does not believe, and he brines
forward much testimony aa a proof that
he is right. Thus the Italians say: "A
mouth is not the worse for being kissed, 1, 1
and a French poet asks: "Hah! Whit am
two kisses? Only two bullets that have
missed the mark." a Norwegian song
says: "Johannesen kissed the girl en.v,
twice, on the mouth, and each time ehfl
; was glad of It." According to n German
| proverb, "The place where one has lit »n
| kissed may be wiped, but the lire In the
heart cannot be quenched."
Prof. Nyrop lays stress on the fact that
stolen kisses are the sweetest. Tha
Spaniards say on this point: "If your
mother scolds you, dear girl, because- you
have let a man kiss you. give him *:is kits
' back, ;^d then she will have, ;to close her
j mouth." ■
Attention is also directed to the young
! student who said to a girl: "So you «r«
j angry because I kissed you? Well if you
\ don't like my Hiss give ii back to ni<-."
i The story is also told of a Danish couple
j who were engaged but decided to «< parnie.
I 'We had better give back each others !<-t
--l tere," said he. "All right,' said she "and
• we may as well at the same time give
back each other's kisses." They did so,
i and promptly decided not to separate.
I That a stolen kiss may bring a man into
• peril the professor maintains and as proof
J he tells, the following story: "In 1837 Tho».
; Saverland. of London, complained that
j Miss Caroline Newton had bitten a piece
J out of his nose white he was trying to
i kip* her. Miss Newton admitted that »he
| Wad dotie so, but claimed that she <lid not
I want to be kissed, whereupon the j'.i<l>;»*
' dismissed the case, saying: "When a man
] kisses a girl against her will she msiy l>it«
I off his nose If she likes."
As a result of this work J'n.: '
now recognised as the oro grc<
on kissing In the world.
H«» JnM Katßrallj Cmn.
Mrs. FiggH-l asked the weather bu
reau man over the telephone what
of weather we are going ;,, l).
row.
Mi Flggil What did he
Flggit—He -said it v.
teil.
>lr. Figgit—Of course, he can tHI bet
ter ('ay after tomorrow.— Ohio Slate
Journal.
will be laid in position. Some -f the
floors have already been .staM.d, ami
other finishing touches are being put on
the building.
SK-iw U«rk \.:nl, finish..!.
At the present time the laying of Mnn»
is almost completed and a f.-w we* ks will
see It all done. Then all that will rtina/i
is the finishing: work, which will proceed
much faster. While it is not likely that
the- building will be ready for occupancy
•this year, yet; if nothing happens £to re
tard the progress of the work. It will
be occupied early nrxt spring.

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