Paris (Oct. 24)
Having attained the age of seventy-three, in spite of the tremendous nervous strain of a ten-year period in which he was one of the chief actors in a drama that absorbed the attention of the entire world, Mathieu Dreyfus died in Paris yesterday. It was Mathieu Dreyfus who pressed the struggle against powerful French military officials who had “railroaded” his brother, Captain Alfred Dreyfus to conviction under the charges of having sold French army secrets to a German military chief.
Largely through the efforts of Mathieu Dreyfus, who devoted all of his energy and his entire fortune to the battle, the greatest minds of Europe were enlisted on the side of the Jew Dreyfus, and documents were uncovered proving the entire case to have been “framed” by a Jew-hater who had himself sold the documents to Germany. Emile Zola, the great French novelist, and many other noted writers and lawyers of the time rose to world-fame through their participation in the Dreyfus Case. In 1894, the sentence against Dreyfus was reversed, and he was eventually entirely cleared of dishonesty.