Hide Articles List

19 articles on this Page

The Drafc.

Presentation of a Sword to…

Mr. Vallandigham in Ohio.

Bombardment of Charleston.

A Panic in Richmond.

The Armies of the Rappahannock.

Fight in Green-brier County:

The Army of Rosecrans.

Army of the Tennessee.

ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE.

THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE ON THE…

ASSAULT AND BATTERY AND ATTEMPT…

A YOUTHFUL ELOPEMENT.

A FO URPENCE- HA LFPENNY DINNER…

EXECUTION OF FOUR MEN AT KIRK…

THE CHANNEL FLEET AT BELFAST.

LINCOLNSHIRE SHEEP.'.'

C-HARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST1…

News
Cite
Share

C-HARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST1 A QUACK DOCTOR. Joseph Markus, an herb doctor, who keeps a shop in Church-street, Sunderland, was brought before the magistrates of that borough and charged with man- slaughter, in causing the death øt Jane Sumby, who resided next door to the prisoner- in Church-stroet, and who has kept a stall in the market for the last twenty- eight years. Mr. Graham defended Markus. Margaret Jane Sumby, daughter of the deceased, said her mother complained on Monday last of a pain in the back, and the prisoner, who happened to come in, said he could- give her something good for it. Witness was sent for some pale brandy, which she took to Markus, who put something into the bottle, and told her to let it stand near the fire for two bsurs, and then give her motber a tablespoonM of the mix- ture. She did so, and five minutes after swallowing the medicine her mother complained of being very sick. She. took no more of the medicine, but had some tea, and at four o'clock vomited very much. Dr. Nattrass was called in at nine o'clock, and deceased died on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock. Mr. Nattrass took the bottle away with him. In answer to Mr. Graham the witness said: She complained of being bad on the Saturday, but it was nothing to be in bad for, and she at- tended her market stall till after elevea o'clock on the Saturday night. She sometimes complained of a trouble at the heart, but was not subject to the heart disease. She got the stuff from Markus at eleven o'clock on Monday forenoon, administered it about two, and only gave her one tablespoonful. Mr. Markus was a friend and neighbour, and called to see ner mother. He no doubt did it out of kindness, thinking it would remove the pain.—. By Dr. Dixon: My mother was forty-nine years of age. She never had a doctor, save when she was confined, and Dr. Nattrass had attended her for sixteen years. Dr. Nattrass was then examined, and proved the previous state of health of the deceased, and that she had evidently died from narcotic poison, upon which evidence the prisoner was remanded.

[No title]