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IN DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED.

[Per Press Association.— Copyright.] --.■;—- PARIS, November 9. A shocking domestic tragedy has taken place in this city. A French merchant named Dreyfus, together with his wife (who is an English lady) and three daughters (aged respectively seven, ten, and thirteen years) committed suicide by inhaling the fumes of charcoal after having partaken of a final repast. Mrs Dreyfus consented to the joint suicide. Dreyfus left a letter addressed to the police declaring that he had been ruined by a swindler, and was unable to face poverty. He was cousin to the Captain Dreyfus who was publicly degraded in 1895 for the alleged sale of military secrets to a foreign nation, .and was banished to a lonely island off French Guiana,

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IN DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED., Issue 10467, 10 November 1897

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IN DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED. Issue 10467, 10 November 1897

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