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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

THE NEW REFORM BILL.

ASSASSINATION AT CONSTANTINOPLE.…

THE FRENCH "EMERALD POISON,"…

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THE FRENCH "EMERALD POISON," ABSINTHE. In consequence of the death of Grassot, the comic actor, from the effects of absinthe, coming soon on that of Alfred de Musset from abuse of the same in- sidious beverage, the Committee of the Academie de Medicine, Paris, has just ordered researches to be made upon the various results of absinthe-drinking, which has of late years assumed an importance un- equalled by the gin-drinking of England or the fechnaps of Holland. The consequences of this habit are proved upon examination to have become fearful all over France and Algeria. The most remarkable of these, and one which may be considered unique, is the fre- quency of hallucination, generally of the most horrible kind, fancied guilt of murder and crime of every kind, which renders the poor victim liable to suicide, even when in apparent possession of every security and blessing. The catalogue of ills brought on by absinthe is painful in the extreme, when associated in one's mind with the memory of the joyous, mirth-moving Grassot, or the sensitive Musset. The seventeen symptoms mentioned in the report of Dr. Legrand de Saulle, each one more horrible and hideous than the other, as following sure as the death which comes after all, to be characteristic of the indulgence in absinthe, should be sufficient to deter the young be- ginner from placing the emerald poison," as poor Musset has poetically called it, to his lips, for any one of them seems to erase at once the poor patient from all the pleasures and enjoyments of the world, and even to deprive him of his .place amongst his fellow- beings.

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