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KILLED ONE MAN TO TERRIFY ANOTHER. Fishhooks Sant by Mall —Woman Shoots Rook Salt Into Lover aud Another Poisons Husband with Eye-Wash— Strangle French Crimes. • Parisians are regaling themselves with the details of a series of'strange crimes unparalleled in their devilish ingenuity, their romantic elements and all their circumstances. The daily newspapers are filled with facts that surpass all the imaginings of Eugene Sue. Strange to say, actors and ac tresses from the stage are largely con cerned in these dramas of real life. One actress has sent another a box of medicine wafers filled with fish hooks. Another actress, wife of a prominent theatrical manager, is on trial for at tempting to poison her husband with the atropine that she also used for her own eyes. Robbers who threatened the life of a rich man have taken the life of another man merely.to demon strate to the object of their threats that they were in earnest. A jilted girl has taken revenge on her lover by shooting rock salt into him, which is one of the most painful inflictions tliat the human mind could devise. Mile. Regina Martial is the woman accused of sending concealed fish hooks to her rival, Eugenie Dareste. Mile. Martial was until recently an ac tress at the Ambigu theater, which is the great Parisian home of melodrama. There she became familiar with every form of villainy and crime known to the melodramatic author, and he has attained a high development in France. Apparently mademoiselle set her mind to plan a more hideous and fiendish form of murder than any that had entered'the head of an Ambigu author. Mile. Dareste was also an actress at the Ambigu theater. Probably Ameri cans will be pleased to call it the Am biguous theater. She is a handsome woman of the rich dark opulent south ern type. There was only one shadow in her life until she received the waf ers. It was that she was growing fat. On Feb. 28 she received through the mails a small package. When she opened it she found it contained waf ers of “cachets,” as they are called in French pharmacies. They were about an inch in diameter, the same size a3 a well-known American brand of head ache wafers. The box was labeled: "A sure cure for obesity. Take six daily between meals.” Inside the box was a slip of thin paper, on which was written: “Do try them. I have used them myself and know they will do you good. From a friend.” Mile. Dareste was so much preoccupied by her in creasing obesity that she had no dis position to be suspicious and was will ing to try almost any remedy. She immediately took two of the wafers, and before night time she had swal lowed eight—two more than the direc tion required. Early the next day she was taken ill with excruciating pains in her stomach and various parts of her body. She told the doctor about the pills and, of eburse, he promptly ex amined them. To his horror he found that each one contained a good-sized steel fish hook with barbed point. Mile. Dareste was removed to the hospital, where she now lies In a critical state, suffering intensely. It is uncertain whether she will die or whether the will be condemned to years of painful invalidism. If she had only one fish hook in her It might be removed, but it would be a terrible operation to search for eight of them throughout her system. The doctors agree that a more cruel scheme of revenge could not have been carried out. At the same time they can not help pointing out the* the wafers have actually accom- M. BIANCHINL plished the object of reducing the woman’s flesh. When she was questioned by the po lice Mile. Dareste immediately recalled a quarrel that she had had with Mile. Regina Martial. It appenred that a rich young man had transferred Ills af fections from Mile. Martial to Mile. Dareste after u brilliant success achieved by the latter as the heroine of a drama called “Les Egorgeurs do Paris” —“The Cutthroats of Paris.” Mile. Martial showed her resentment so violently nt the time that she was dismissed from the company. Mile. Martial Is sven better known in the theatrical world of Paris than Milo. Darerfte. The crime was easily traced to her. At the preliminary examina tion she confessed nnd said that she had merely intended to make her rival temporarily 111, bo hh to prevent her from pluylng. Another drama of real life, In which theatrical persons are concerned, is ex citing Paris. M. nianchinl, former di rector of the Eldorado Music hall, married a lady who was a music hull artist. He discovered that she was un faithful and gave her cuuse for obtain ing a divorce from him. They con tinued on friendly and visiting terms. M nianchinl was taken dangerously *lll -i lls ex-wife cnllcd to rce him con -11:* untidy. v’nr'ous eminent doctors said that he was sulTerlng from brail fever, Inflammation of the lungs, and Influenza, and recommended that his skull be trephined. His condition was steadily becoming worse, when Mme. Bianchinl asked one of the doctors for some atropine for her eyes. The doc tors immediately formed an idea con cerning his patient’s illness, and sent Bianchinl to the country, concealing his whereabouts from his ex-wife. He recovered. Mme. Bianchinl is now on trial for attempting to poison her di vorced husband. A wealthy merchant of Nancy, named Mathias, had been made the ob ject of a more awful threat than has ever come under the notice of the po lice in a modern civilized community. He received a letter demanding from him the sum of 50,000 francs, under pain of death. In this letter the writ er said: “We require you to pay us 50,000 francs before April 26. We give you plenty of time to make up your mind and to discover that we are in earnest. In order to persuade you how little we regard tb# taking of human life we will kill a man within three days. You will find his body in the Rue St. Max with a bullet through his heart. We should kill you with as lit tle pity as we should kill a rat. Your death would be a useful example to others.” Mathias considered the lan guage of this letter so exaggerated and preposterous that at first it seemed to MLLE. REGINA MARTIAL. him more like a practical joke than a threat. To his horror, the newspapers within three days announced that the dead body of a man had been found shot through the heart at the corner of the Rue de Lille and the Rue St. Max. They added that he was a poor man of respectable life and regular liabits, and no possible motive could be assigned for his murder. On the day following the murder Mathias re ceived another letter which said: “Your victim has fallen. Forty min utes ago a man, apparently of the working class, was killed by a bullet through his body In the Rue St. Max. This is simply to show you that we are in no fear c£ sacrificing humax life.” The dead man was a. gardener named Letelller. The police have been able to discover no motive for his mur der and no clew to the identity of his murderers. The spot where he was murdered is surrounded entirely by business buildings in which there is ordinarily not a single human being at a late hour of the evening. As soon as he read of the murder Mathias showed his own threatening letter to the police. Naturally he believes that the murderers who would kill a man merely as an example would have no hesitation in killing him. He is guard ed night and day by the police. He is utterly prostrated by fear, and unless the police discover the author or the authors of the crime he will pay the 50,000 francs rather than die of fright. The fact that the day fixed for his death Is some time ahead only adds to his terror. It is only so much more time in which to worry himself to death. He now feels that It w'ould have been cheaper to pay the 50,000 francs than to suffer so much. Another crime which is exciting Paris Is of a less grewsorae nature than the last, but Is yet remarkably Btrange. A girl named Marguerite Sylvain was deserted by her lover, Alphonse Du rand. She was a person of habitually violent temper, and a heavy bottle aimed by her at her lover’s head was the Immediate cause of their separa tion. - Three days after that event she surprised him at a cafe concert in the Boulevard Montmartre. She presented a heavy, old-fashioned revolver ut him and fired almost point blank. The ter rified man held hlB hands before him In supplication an 1 awaited death. She fired. Instead of the fatal bullet ho felt a frightful burning und stinging sensation over the chest and stomach. Then he dropped down unconscious from pain. He was removed to the hospital, and there it wus found that tho girl ■ had fired a charge of rock salt into him. It had entered his body in innumerable places. Durand now lies In a critical <*fndltlon, suffering from exhaustion caused by pain. When the girl’ was arraigned before the Juge destruction und told of her victim’s sufferings Hhe laughed loudly and de clared that he was suffering no more than she Intended he should. It Is probable she will be acquitted, as a Parisian jury always sympathizes with a woman who gives way to her pas sions. Wolf Chase at Champaign. Five hundred sportsmen Joined In u wolf chase In the west paft of Cham paign county, Illinois, covering five townships. Four linos of men on foot began to move at 8 o’clock, the round up being a large pasture field four miles northeast of Mahomet. Ther failed to a single wolf, ulthough o lurge number of them have been seen in the neighborhood in the past few months. THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILROAD It la NaariDf Completion-Extensive Work of !• via*la on the Chinese Coaat. The Trans-Siberian Railway is now completed and in operation to Irkutsk, 3,800 mllea from St. Petersburg. When completed to Port Arthur it will be 5,620 miles long, nnd to Vladivostok 5,400 miles long. Seven hundred miles of it has already been constructed on the eastern end, and work is being rapidly pushed. Thousands of men and millions of dollars’ worth of ma terial have been landed at Vladivostok and Port Arthur, much of the material having been taken from the United States. The entire line is built on n five-feet gauge, with seventy-pound steel rails. It is expected that the lino will be completed to Stotcnsk on the Sheika river. 4500 miles from St. Petersburg, during the present year, and connect with steamers on the A moor. The Manchuria line, from Port Arthur and Talien-Wan. will be 1,560 miles long to its connection with tho main lino and the Vladivostok branch nt Kidnlover on the Sungari river, which also is a tributary of the Amoor. The line runs almost directly north ward through the Liao-Tung peninsula and the Shing-King province of Chinn to the city of Mukden, sometimes known as Oliin-Ying, and about thirty miles east of Xou-Chwang. It crosses the great wall near Ya-Chih-Tubg. nnd then passes northwestward through the Gold desert. The junction of the lines at the Sun gari is a strategic plan, as well as a matter of economy in transportation, for It will there connect with steam boat traffic to the sen. It was announced in Parliament the other day that the British government would spend .$‘2,500.0(10 at Wel-Hai-Wei this year, and $7,500,000 next year in fortifications, arsenals and a naval sta tion: aud the Russian government will spend an equal amount on the opposite side of the entrance to the Gulf of Pe-Chee-Lee at Port Arthur for simi lar purposes, but. according to its qstial policy, no one is allowed to inspect the Russian works, and nobody knows exactly what the czar is doing there. Port Arthur is to he purely a military station, ami the Russians expect to make it one of the most formidable In the world. The commercial port will be Talien-Wan. thirty miles east ward, where there is a fine harbor, and where the Siberian railway will have its main terminus. The Russians are spending money there with a lib erality that, is unparalleled. Thousands of men are at work building docks, warehouses and hydraulic machinery. A special provision is being made for handling coal. The Russians intend to make it the principal fuel supply port in the east. They claim that they can i bring it down from the Chinese mines nnd sell it for $3 a ton. whereas in Japan, where most of the steamers go to fill their bunkers nowadays, it costs! $4.50. —Chicago Record. THE WOMEN SAY Thore Is No Remedy the Equal of Fe ra-na In All Their Perallmr Ills. Miss Susan Wymar, teacher in the Richmond School, Chicago, 111., writes the following letter to Dr. Hartman re garding Pe-ru-na. She says: “Only those who have suffered with sleepless ness from overwork in the schoolroom, such as I have, can know what a bless ing It is to be able to find relief by spending a couple of dollars for some Ulna Susan W.rtnar. Pe-ru-na. This has been my experi ence. A friend in need is a friend in deed, and every bottle of Pe-ru-na I ever bought proved a good friend to me.”—Susan Wymar. Mrs. Margaretha Danben, 1214 North Superior St., Racine City. Wls., writes: “I feel so well and good and happy now that pen cannot describe It. Peru na is everything to me. I feel healthy and well, but if I should be sick I will know what to take. 1 have taken sev eral bottles of Pe-ru-na for female complaint. I am in the change of life and it docs me good.” Send for a free book written by Dr. Hartman, entitled “Health and Beauty.” Address Dr. Hartman, Co lumbus, O. “He laughed madly when she broke a plate over hi* head." “Suddenly de ranged?" “No: it wuh a plate she- hud painted herself." Are You Using Allen's Foot-Ease? It 1b the only cure for Swollen, Smarting, Burning, Sweatiug Feet, Corns nnd Bunions. Ask for Alien’s Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, 2Gc. Sample sent FREE, .dress, Allen 8. Olmsted, Leßoy, Y. “There lire 4,00.'» of them to date." "Of what?" "PerMouH who were the hint to le.tvo the Hotel Windsor in safety*"—Phil adelphia North American. For the Whole Family. 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Its perfect freedom from every objectionable quality and substance, and its acting on the kidneys, liver and bowels, gently yet promptly, without weakening or irritating them, make it the ideal laxative. In the process of manufacturing figs are used, as they are pleasant to the taste, but THE MEDICINAL QUALITIES ARE OBTAINED FROM SENNA AND OTHER AROMATIC PLANTS, by a method known to the California Fig Syrup Company only. In order to get its beneficial effects, and to avoid imitations, please remember the full name of the Company printed on the front of every package. Consumers of the choicest products of modern commerce purchase at about the same price that others pay for cheap and worthless imitations. To come into universal demand and to be everywhere considered the best of its class, an article must be capable of satisfying the wants and tastes of the best informed purchasers. The California Fig Syrup Company having met with the highest success in the manufacture and sale of its excellent liquid laxative remedy, Syrup of Figs, it has become important to all to have a knowledge of the Company and its product. The California Fig Syrup Company was organized more than fifteen years ago, for the special purpose of manufacturing and selling a laxative remedy which would be more pleasant to the taste and more beneficial in effect than any other known. The great value of the remedy, as a medicinal agent and of the Company’s efforts, is attested by the sale of millions of bottles annually, and by the high approval of most eminent physicians. As the true and genuine remedy named Syrup of Figs is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Company only, the knowledge of that fact will assist in avoiding the worthless imitations manufactured by other parties. 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I beliove my prompt tine of Plso’s Curo 1 prevented quick consumption.—Mrs. Lucy \Vallace, Marquette, Kuu , Dec. lti, T 6. “What «bocanie of the glass-eater who was here Just year?" "Homebody dared hltn to trf m cun of army beef, and now lie's dead/’ Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. , JFnrchildren teething, soften* the gum*, reduce* In* ijini.iuilNii, allay* pain, cure* wind colic. &»cu buttle. Very few men grow wise until they have committed nil the follies that wisdom might have saved them from. Thun they 1 spehd the rest of their lives wondering , i why otlters do not heed their warulugs, —New York Journal. Alnlmutln* can bo u»c*d ovor paint or puper; pulnt or pupor can bo used ovnr Alubastlm- Huy only In five pouml pack ugcm, properly labeled; take no substltuts. BRASSenSoIRONBED A m 8? B 2? Our Great Conv ft I 'f V W biiMtien Grocery IT (•kWfe) U " Otar No. 2. scroll work is ornamented wi'h can clover leave*, his 6 feet 3 indies long. 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