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Proves Match for Browbeating Judges. HER INNOCENCE IS PROCLAIMED Human Derelict Strides Into Court With Confession That He Helped Commit Doublc ' Murder?Story Believed Untrue?Thrilling Scenes in Tcial. BY VANCB THO3IP80N. [Bp.clal Cable to Tha Tlmes-DIspatch.] PAIUS, November 4,?i'leinre a pnllld woman, beautlful enough to Iiiivp cuptlvated peers nnd a Preiildent of l'riinot, atandlng la trugto liluck ln tlie srrlm old Court of the Asaixes, her urmn upllfted, llcr alender frame treiubllng wlth a tuniult of cmo tlou, her aoft voice breaklng l?to aona na alie fllnga biu-k, onawera to the awlft-volleyed uueatiouii of three red rolied Judges ou the beuch?an actreaa pluyluK lor her llfe, uut only to the few breuthleaa hundreda lu tlie court riium, but to all the world outaiile. Project luto the teuac acene a scrawny, tattered derelict from the nlleya ol Moat .Murtrc, who strtd'es before tbe Judge. aud crteat "She lau't guilty. I waa one of the alaycra. I ???? the rcd hulred woiuau. I nore a wlg." Plcture all thla, aud you have tha draiua that waa euncted In the aecouil day'a aeaalon of the trlal of Miue. Stelu hell, accuaed of kllllng her hunbaud and her atepiuother, aud auapected of a pltlleaa port lu the atrauge eud of Fellx l-'uure, onee Prealdent of Fronce. Very poaalbly the aceue waa only drama. AlthouK'h the prealdent of tha court ordered au lminedlnle luveatlg-a tlou ot the maa'a atrauge coafe?alour the authorltlen have llttle faith iu hla atory. They belleve him an uu balauced fanatlc, but hla cutrauce waa no leaa a. atartllnu cllmax to a hearlng thot bad atralued the nerve*' of nll preaent, had caat au u"pleuauut llght ou the pro-cdurea ot Freuch Juatlce( aud had left the b.uutlful prlaoner ex hauated. B_ean.es a Battle. Thrilling enough yesterday, th? duel between Mme. Stelnhell and tht. merelless Vlscount De Valles, presldent of the court, became a battle to-day. Three judges at onoe flred thelr verbal broadsldes at the qulvering woman, They bullied her, denounced her. qneered at her, and rebuked her when she dared to cry out agalnst thel. pltlless onalaught. But they could not shake her Btory. She repeatea her de scrlptlon'of the three men ln the black robes and the red-halred woman who had oome to her home on the nlght ot May 30 and had kllled her husband and her stepmother, aftor tylng her (Mme. Stelnhell) tn her bed. AVhen the man who entered go dra matloally wlth his strange confession declared that only he and one other had commltted the crime, ahe turned away, and sald he muat be an tmpostor, for Bhe knew there had been four aa satlants. Once again, but only once, mentlon waa made to-day of her acquaintance wlth PreBtdent Faure. This was tha flrst tlme ln the trial that he had been spoken of by name. Mrs. Stelnhell waa belng questloned about the plecea of a vlsltlng card of Mme. Masellne, wlth. the name of a costumer wrltten ln, whlch sho had asserted was dropped by the fleelng assaasins. "Was it at the home of Mme. Mase? llne, in Havre, that you met Presldent Faure?" asked the Judge. "No, lt was durlng a trlp ln tha Alps," replled the prisoner, her votea breaklng. It Is becomlng evldent that tb-e court wlll seek to establlsh as a motive whlch mlght havo caused the woman to klll her husband the fa.ct that she was ln love wlth a wealthy landownor of the Department of Ardennes, a wld ower with four chlldren. Thls man ls supposed to have been M. Borderel, who made a statement to tho authorltles followlng the arreat of, Mme. Stelnhell, tn which ho sald she had once declared to him: "I love only you. My husband leads a llfe of in famy. I hate him. I have two ha treds in my llfe?my husband and my mother, who compelled me to marry him. I wlll get a dlvorce, ' and you shall marry me." Wurua the Jury. At the openlng of to-day's sesslon. Presldent De Valles warned the jury agalnst belng moved by the arts and - eloquence ot the prisoner. He sald: - "Her tears and InCignatlon are all calculated to affeot you." . "So, may I not even proclalm my In nocenca ln my own way," crled Mme. 3 Stelnhell. ' 1 From thls flrst crosslng of swords, lt. was a ceaseless, vehement duel bo tween tho lonely woman and the mag lstrate, who, by the anomaly of Frtnch justlce, is both judge and perseoutor. Her repetttlon of the story of tho tragody was marvellously exact In de tall, and ahe lald emphasls on the fact that the pollce had dtscovered that three black robes such as the assasslna wore and a red wtg had been stolen trom a theatre on the nlght of the kllling. "Why dld you send away your walch dog that nlght?" crled M De Vnllea. "If I had been about to commit th? j I nwful doeds whlch are oharged agalnst me there woiiid have been no need to remove a tamlllar dog," ahe replled acutoly. Th- presldent read tj>e depaaltion of Dr. Saoquet, who had found her tled ln her bed! The doctor aald that th? gng soemed not to have been long ln, her mouth,' as lt was not wet from nallvat ? The prisoner liatened lmpat|ently. "Heaven!" ahe crled at last, "must t flght for my llfe agalnat a dog and a gag of qommoii wool?" Presldent Da Valles lost hla tempev. He rebuked her and begah a Kaltinj.