A Nihilist Crime (1897)

A Nihilist Crime

PARIS, Sept. 3—The body of a beautiful woman, naked and frightfully mutilated, with her skull smashed in, has been found in the river Seine. In the middle of the woman’s back were tattooed the words, “Long live Poland,” and “Death to traitors.” The remains are supposed to be those of a Nihilist who incurred the suspicion of fellow Nihilists.

“A Nihilist Crime,” Los Angeles Herald 26 no. 339 (September 4, 1897): 1.