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I TO THE ELECTORS OF THE COUNTY…

NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS AND…

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BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS.

BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING.

BRECONSHIRE ASSIZES.

SUDDEN DEATH.

CRICKET MATCH.

I'BRECON.

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DEVYNNOCK PETTY SESSIONS.

NEGRO TREATMENT IN AMERICA.…

A SURGEON CHARGED WITH POISONING

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A SURGEON CHARGED WITH POISONING At Ashburton, on Tuesday, Charles Gordon Sprague, surgeon, was accused of haying put atro- pine—a cerebral spinal poison into a rabbit- pie, with the intention of murdering his wife James Chalker, his_ father-in-law and Sarah Chalker, his mother-in-law. The evidence goes to show that these persons and a servant in the house were made violently ill by a pie, that they all vomited, that atropine was found by Professor Herapath in the pie, that Mr. Sprague had pur- chased on the 2nd of June, ten grains of atropine, and that he would, by surviving his wife, father- in-law, and mother-in-law, obtain a life interest in certain property. Harriet French, who had lived five years as a servant in the house, also deposed that Mr. Sprague had said to her, I wouldn't care if they were all poisoned. If I were to poison them, I shouldn't be took up nor hung, for I have been in an asylum." On the other hand Mrs. Chalker declares that this witness told lies, and evidently does not believe or join in the charge. The defendant is a young man, only 24 years of age, and ,of a fair reputation, who bore the exami- nation without any appearance of apprehension, and himself cross-examined the medical witnesses to prove that the meat was putrid. A contem- porary points out that we have had a remarkable succession of medical poisoners Tawell, Palmer, Smethurst, ?nd Pritchird, were all in the medical profession, and Sprague must now be added to the list.

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BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY.

BRECON AND MERTHYR SECTION.

MID-WALES RAILWAY.

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