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SOME FEMALE POISONERS.

HUNG, DRAWN, AND BURNT.

THE POPULAR POISON.

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THE POPULAR POISON. The "popular" poison, so to speak, has always been arsenic. It was a compound of arsenical neutral salts that Hieronjama Spara was accus- tomed to supply to her clients, the secret society; of young Roman matrons. This wonderful elixir," M she grimly termed it, was a slow poison, clear, tasteless, and limpid, and of strength sufficient, to destroy life in the course of a day, week, month, or number of months, as the purchaser preferred," and it appears to have been similar in its properties and action to the acquetta subsequently sold in Naples by Tofana. Now and again, in the English criminal records, we find strychnine, prussic acid, colchicum, aconite, oil of vitriol, and laurel water used to destroy human life. But arsenic has always held the field," and its use during the past couple of centuries has been pain- fully common, even among the labouring and agric- ultural classes.

OUR FIRST FEMALE POISONEF.

" ARSENIC ALWAYS ARSENIC."I

WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE, &C.

A CAM OF ARSENIC : " NOT PROVEN."

THE STORY OF MADELBIKS SMITH.

ONCE TOO OFTEN.

ANOTHER WHOLESALE POISONER.

ICHERCHEZ L'HOMME.

SHOCKING DEATH OF A YOUNG…

A NEW PURSE.

';I" HUMOUR.

A FIDDLE WITH A HISTORY.

TRADE REPORT. !

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THE TITHE BILL.

THE EGYPTIAN QUESTION.'

THE IRISH VOTES.

THE MAYBRICK TRIAL.

THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES.

GENERAL BOULANGER'S CASE.

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