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Madeline Smith, (who poisoned her former betrothed) had got married, and occasionally attended divine service along with her husband in a church not a hundred miles from the town of Linlithgow. After the trial, her father and mother, and the other members of the family, left Blythewood square and took up house in a rural district near Linlithgow, where Madeline got married to a teacher, who felt a tender passion for herself and pity for her condition. He got an appointment in an institution in one of the leading seaport towns in the south of England. Thither Madeline and her husband proceeded, and for a time seemed to be in the enjoyment of connubial felicity. But it oozed out that she was no less a personage than Madeline Smith, and the scandal became so strong that her husband was compelled to leave his situation. They then proceeded to a smaller town in England, where, at a much reduced salary, Madeline's husband got another situation; but here, too, her sin found her out, and her husband fell into a melancholy mood and died. Madeline was not long in following her spouse, and died recently, it is said, of a broken heart.--Edinburgh Correspondent of Inverness (Scotland) Advertiser.
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