Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

A Female Fagin.

Ample material for a sensational.noyel . isßupplied, telegraphs the "Daily News'" Vienna correspondent, in the last police reports from Stockerau, a small town on the left of the Danube. About a week j ago an old woman of 70, Theresa • Schiller, was murdered by two, visitors, -'' j'who. succeeded in escaping. She was known to be an old miser, who , lived in • .., .rags, with two cats and dogs, in ai little „ suburban house which stands quite iso- , . ' lated, near the railway station*: The police „'. made; an; inventory of, her possessions. „ ■ „,> After some search it was found that the old : <■• woman must oave been in relation with all the thieves of the Empire. Property -;■ * • which had been, missing for many years ■ \ ; waß found on her premises. The clue was given' by, the discovery of a valuable f .; and' 2 (jKain, to .which a strip of ' ■ pajjer was" .fastened,; with the words . r . ; "• Bought this 1 of S. for.six florins." The \ watch bore, the name of a well-known citizen of Stockerau, out of whose room it had been stolen ten.years ago. The old woman's? 'cjptheswere mere rags, and the ,! police" at' first felt *! reluctant, to touch ,v .them, but when a splendid gold, pyx, set i.',',;j.with precious stones, fell out of a tattered , '/gown \ their interest was.aroused,' and '..• every corner, w,as. searched. :In the cellar ; .. large . pieces of gold (no doubt ■ melted :>:, ornaments) were found. In the loft there -, ji ■ were; boxes with trinkets' and Jewels, • : ■ many' of which the police recognised as • 'forming part of the Grariich^taedten pro- ■'"" perty^ the' theft of which. on the Graben caused so much cominotiori fiVe years ago. •'"hi the mouldering furniture'valuables of ,*.every...description, were, found, such as *" chalices,"* pyxes, golden candlesticks, v beautiful jtacej and linen., In a corner of *» cupboard lay a bag containing V 20,000 ;.,:. florins in gold^. and shares 'and bonds worth upwards of 40,000 florins. Silver spoons -and i forks, were ■ discovered: in all the, drawers.:. Ina little box five black diamonds were found, which are said to be of enormous value. Only part of the floor was pulled up, but;large quantities, of. linen and valuable dress materials were hidden there. The whole ;' ''property is believed to be■ worth jmore I- : than half a million of florins, and yet this old woman scarcely ever allowed herself a , decent ( meal, and: had not a piece of re- , .j spectable clothing on her when she was .' 'found dead. The fuel she used consisted of little .bits of "coal collected by 'poor n. . children at the railway station, and' sold

to her for a few coppers,

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

A Female Fagin., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890

Word Count

A Female Fagin. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.