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The Daily Dispatch: October 22, 1864., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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Six school children poisoned — arrest of suspected parties. --During the recess on Thursday at the school of Miss Margaret E. Allen, on First street, between Marshall and Clay, six little girls, named Agnes and Sally Maule, children of Lewis Maule, deceased, and Rosa, Catharine, Betty and Leonora Clarke, children of Thomas G. Clarke, were made suddenly ill from eating cakes which had been prepared for their snacks. The Misses Maule, being boarders at Miss Allen's, were immediately put to Miss Allen's, were immediately put to bed, and the Misses Clarke had to be carried home in a hack, a few squares off. Doctors Haxall and Anderson were sent for, who, as soon as they ascertained the symptoms under which the little creatures were suffering, suspected that they had been poisoned; which suspicious were subsequently confirmed upon an examination of some of the cakes of which they had partaken. Upon finding out from the children how many of the cakes they had eaten, the physicians regarded their situations as very critic