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SOME FEMALE POISONERS.

HUNG, DRAWN, AND BURNT.

THE POPULAR POISON.

OUR FIRST FEMALE POISONEF.

" ARSENIC ALWAYS ARSENIC."I

WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE, &C.

A CAM OF ARSENIC : " NOT PROVEN."

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A CAM OF ARSENIC NOT PROVEN." The next famous charge of poisoning recorded was again, as usual, by ar&enic. Christina Gilmeur was put on her trial before the High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh, on the 12th of January 1844, for the murder of her husband just a twelv. month; previously, (Mrs Gilmour's case, incid- entally, is a leading one in International law, for she was, the first person surrendered on a criminal charge by the United States under the Ashburton Treaty.) She was the daughter of a substantial Ayrshire farmer, and her husband was in the same station of life. It appears to have been a mariage de convenance, although the pair were well matched in point of years, the bride being about twenty-three and the bridegroom 'thirty. Young John Anderson was a neighbour; five years before he and Christina had formed an attachment, but her parentB compelled her to marry Gilmour. Six weeks after marriage Gilmour fell ill, with all the symptoms of having been poisoned by arsenic, and died. A post-mortem examination detected the presence of arsenic, and it was shown that the wife had pur- chased some of that poison. For the defence it was proved that arsenic was habitually used on the farm for the destruction of rats, that Mrs Gilmour attended her husband during his illness, made no opposition to calling in medical-advice. and, in < short, showed no evidence of conscious gilt and no ■ > desire for concealment. In fact, it was she who first wished the authorities to disinter the body. Her statements on one important point, however, were contradictory; for, in a letter to Anderson, she said that she bad bought the arsenic to commit ,1 suicide, while in her declaration she stated that it Was purchased to destroy rats. The jury returned a verdict of 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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