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Is a local of Spain. used to be one of many social gathering who entered the home. didn't continue up stairs. Is fearful, and was once nervous of the results of agitation. Heard the voices in rivalry. The gruff voice used to be that of a Frenchman. couldn't distinguish what was once acknowledged. The shrill voice was once that of an Englishman-is definite of this. doesn't comprehend the English language, yet judges by means of the intonation. “Alberto Montani, confectioner, deposes that he was once one of the first to ascend the steps. Heard the voices in query. The gruff voice used to be that of a Frenchman. uncommon a number of phrases. The speaker seemed to be expostulating. couldn't make out the phrases of the shrill voice. Spoke fast and inconsistently Thinks it the voice of a Russian. Corroborates the overall testimony. Is an Italian. by no means conversed with a local of Russia. “Several witnesses, recalled, right here testified that the chimneys of all of the rooms at the fourth tale have been too slim to confess the passage of a individual. through ‘sweeps’ have been intended cylindrical sweeping-brushes, corresponding to are hired through those that fresh chimneys. those brushes have been handed up and down each flue in the home. there's no again passage wherein anyone may have descended whereas the celebration proceeded up stairs. The physique of Mademoiselle L’Espanaye was once so firmly wedged within the chimney that it might no longer be bought down till 4 or 5 of the social gathering united their energy. “Paul Dumas, general practitioner, deposes that he was once referred to as to view the our bodies approximately day-break. They have been either then mendacity at the sacking of the bedstead within the chamber the place Mademoiselle L. was once discovered. The corpse of the younger girl was once a lot bruised and excoriated. the truth that it were thrust up the chimney may sufficiently account for those appearances. The throat used to be vastly chafed. there have been numerous deep scratches slightly below the chin, including a chain of furious spots which have been obviously the impact of hands. The face was once fearfully discolored, and the eye-balls protruded. The tongue were partly bitten via. a wide bruise used to be came upon upon the pit of the tummy, produced, it seems that, by means of the strain of a knee. within the opinion of M. Dumas, Mademoiselle L’Espanaye have been throttled to dying by means of a few individual or individuals unknown. The corpse of the mummy was once horribly mutilated. all of the bones of the best leg and arm have been kind of shattered. The left tibia a lot splintered, in addition to the entire ribs of the left aspect. entire physique dreadfully bruised and discolored. It was once impossible to claim how the wounds have been inflicted. A heavy membership of wooden, or a wide bar of iron—a chair—any huge, heavy, and obtuse weapon could have produced such effects, if wielded at the hands of crucial guy. No lady may have inflicted the blows with any weapon. the pinnacle of the deceased, while noticeable by way of witness, was once solely separated from the physique and used to be additionally tremendously shattered. The throat had obviously been reduce with a few very sharp instrument—probably with a razor. “Alexandre Etienne, general practitioner, used to be referred to as with M.

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