The following story was one of several "Remarkable unsolved mysteries" described by a New Zealand newspaper in June 1901:
The annoying thing about this peculiar story is that I have not found any other mention of Marie Cranvar and her Fortean-like disappearance anywhere. No newspapers, no magazines, no books, no nothin'. If such a Parisian puzzle was famous enough to be referenced in a New Zealand paper some years later, logically there should have been other accounts of it available.
Was this disappearance a real event? Or a newspaper hoax, a la David Lang and Charles Ashmore? I have no idea. If there are any fellow students of The Weird out there who have any more information about this tale, I'd greatly appreciate hearing about it.
[Clipping via the National Library of New Zealand.]