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My Memoirs by Marguerite Steinheil

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MY MEMOIRS

[Illustration: MADAME STEINHEIL

Photo by Claude Harris, London ]

MY MEMOIRS

BY MARGUERITE STEINHEIL

ILLUSTRATED

New York STURGIS & WALTON COMPANY 1912

Copyright 1912 By STURGIS & WALTON COMPANY

Set up and electrotyped. Published April, 1912

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I CHILDHOOD 1

II YOUTH MY FATHER'S DEATH MY MARRIAGE 15

III ARRIVAL IN PARIS. A SEPARATION. MARTHE. PARISIAN LIFE 29

IV MY SALON 38

V MY SALON ( continued ) 54

VI FÉLIX FAURE 68

VII THE DREYFUS AFFAIR FASHODA 84

VIII THE MYSTERIOUS PEARL NECKLACE THE DEATH OF FÉLIX FAURE 106

IX AFTER PRESIDENT FAURE'S DEATH: THE DOCUMENTS THE NECKLACE 116

X 1899 1908 127

XI EVENTS THAT PRECEDED THE CRIME 135

XII MAY 1908 149

XIII THE FATAL NIGHT 160

XIV AFTER THE MURDER 173

XV THE BLACK GOWNS 195

XVI INVESTIGATIONS 208

XVII THE THRONE ROOM 221

XVIII M. CHARLES SAUERWEIN AND THE ROSSIGNOL AFFAIR 236

XIX The Pearl in the Pocket book 249

XX THE SO CALLED "NIGHT OF THE CONFESSION" (NOVEMBER 25 26, 1908) 269

XXI MY ARREST 286

XXII THE THREE CELLS 294

XXIII ALBA GHIRELLI, MARGUERITE ROSSELLI AND THE "MATIN" 310

XXIV SAINT LAZARE 330

XXV THE "INSTRUCTION" 342

XXVI THE LAST "INSTRUCTION" 362

XXVII THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE DAYS IN PRISON 374

XXVIII THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE DAYS IN PRISON ( continued ) 398

XXIX THE TRIAL 416

XXX THE SPEECH FOR THE PROSECUTION THE SPEECH FOR THE DEFENCE 437

XXXI AFTER THE VERDICT 456

XXXII CONCLUSION 474

ILLUSTRATIONS

Madame Steinheil Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

Writing my Memoirs 1

My Father 16

My Mother 16

Bonnat by Himself 44

My Daughter and Myself in 1901 60

President Félix Faure 72

A Letter sent me by Félix Faure 78

The Félix Faure Talisman 82

The Gold Box in which President Faure sent me the Pearl Necklace 110

Invitation to the Félix Faure "In Memoriam Service" 116

My Husband, M. Steinheil, in 1898 122

A letter sent me by Massenet in 1907 132

Facsimile of the letter I sent to my Mother at Beaucourt a few days before the Crime 150

A view of the verandah of the house in the Impasse Ronsin 162

The Bed on which I was bound during the "Fatal Night" 166

The Desk in the Boudoir from which the Money and the dummy parcel of Documents were stolen on May 30 31 182

A view of the House in the Impasse Ronsin 224

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