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Horrible case of poisoning at Rockford, Ill.

--Thirteen Persons Dead.--The Cincinnati Gazette has reports of a horrible case of poisoning at Rockford, Ill., by which a whole family, consisting of father, mother, and eleven children, have been destroyed. The poisoning was produced by eating pork, in the curing of which some deadly substance, (probably blue vitriol,) had been used by mistake for saltpetre. The father, who died first, was buried on Saturday, on which day the rest of the family died. They were buried on Sunday, hearses having to be procured from the neighboring towns.

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