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A VERSAILLES MYSTERY.

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A VERSAILLES MYSTERY. MRS. PIERPONT MORGAN'S VISITING- CARD. In the littlo village* of Saint Nom la Breteche, near Versailles, "about, seven in the morning, a workman found a well-dressed young man lying in the liltle square in front of the village cfiur. li. His face was covered with an em- broidered handkerchief. A doctor declared that the }ounc,r was either in a lethargic state or was suffering from a narcotic poison, and ordered his removal to the infirmary at Saint Germain. Here lie lay unconscious all day. In a po. ket was found a visiting-card of Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan, the wife of the American mil- lioi iaire, with the somewhat enigmatic message that she was sending him something he was only to use in the last extremity. He declares that his mind for four days is a complete blank. He went out on Tuesday with his mother, who lives in Paris. On the Place de la Concorde they came across a private automobile, into which his mother told him to get. He did so and the vehicle drove off through Neuilly to Courlevoie. He remembers seeing the Monument do la Defense in that suburb, and the rest is a blank till he awoke on Friday night in the St. Germain Hospital. Klein, however, -seems disinclined to give any information about himself. As regards Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan, Klein de- clares that when in Now York she took an inte- rest in him, and on his return to France she paid his passage on the Provence, and gave him a cheque for five pounds, which he was only to use in the last extremity. This explains the mys- terious phrase on Mrsj. Pierpont Morgan's visit- ing card, which probably accompanied the cheque. The cheque itself, however, has dis- appeared. Tho doctors are quite unable to identify tho drug from which Klein was suffering when found. He shews none of the usual symptoms of narcotic poisoning, though he is very weak. A theory has been put forward that he was in a hypnotic state. According to the Central News correspondent, Klein told the police that Mrs. Morgan took a ticket for him on the French Trans-Atlantic liner La Provence, and before the boat left pro- mised, before she came to Paris herself in Sep- tember, to remember him. From the point of his arrival in Paris Klein professes to remember clearly nothing that happened to him afterwards. He remembers, however, on Tuesday taking train from the Gare St. Lazare. He was aocorn-* panied by a man with a black beard, and the pair alighted at the Porte Maillot. Klein can tell nothing more of the excursion, but states that he had certain papers and a cheque, which must have been stolen from him, as they were not in his pockets when he was found. Klein thinks it probable that he was chloroformed and robbed. On the man's chest the doctors have found three small punctures, suggesting that a hypodermic syringe had been used. The young man gave his name as Maurice Robert Klein, professor of French, born in Paris twenty-seven years ago. As to how he came to be lying at Saint Nom la Breteche he either could not or would not say. Klein was undoubtedly brought to the place where he was found a few minutes before he was dis- covered.

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