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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."

THE STORY OF MADELBIKS SMITH.

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THE STORY OF MADELBIKS SMITH. It may be convenient here to leave the chrono- logical order of narration for the purpose of 1; referring to one of he most sensational charges of poisoning known in the annals of criminal juris- prudence—the trial of Miss Madeline Smith. strictly speaking (like that of Christina Gilmour, the Bravo mystery," and the more recent If Bartlett case,") Madeleine Smith's case does not come under the heading Some Female Poisoners," because the results of the trial was here again a verdict of Not proven." Not only Scotland, but England, tbe United Stales, and the Continent, awaited the verdict breathlessly, during ten days of pent-up feeling. The trial, which began in the f High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh, on the 30th of June, 1857, disclosed the fact that, unknown to her friends, the prisoner had for some time carried on clandestine relations with a young Frenchman, Pierre Emile L'Angelier by name, who was beneath her in social position. That L'Angelier's death was due to arsenical poisoning there was no question. Madeleine Smith was placed at the bar, charged with having administered arsenic to her lover on three occasions within a little over a month. For the prosecution it was shown that she had bought arsenic and kept it in her possession, and that L'Angelier was 3een going in the direction of her house—presumably for a stolen interview-on the night when the poison was alleged to have been last administered. Then came the question of mo ire: Madeleine was about tJ throw off her inconvenient French hanger-on, and to contract a marriage with a gentleman of position, For the defence, the Dean of Faculty made a powerful harangue to the jury, fully equal in ingenuity and force to the speech for the defence by Serjeant Shee in Palmer's case the year before. He dwelt on the peculiarities of the case; on the air of romance and mystery surounding it from beginning to end," and in an eloquent passage, which moved every one present in the crowded court, he said to the jury; You are invited and encouraged by the prosecution to snap the thread of that young life, and to consign to an ignominious death on the scaffold one who, within a few short months, was known only as a gentle, confiding, and affectionate girl, the ornament and pride of her happy home." A majority of the jury returned a verdict of Not proven," and Madeleine Smith was a free woman. It was upon the verdict in this cause celebre that Mr Wilke Collins found his well-known story of The Law and the Lady."

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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