A serious joke
--The inmates of the New York Hospital
were thrown into a great state of excitement on Monday, by a rumor of an attempt to poison some of the patients.
It appears that one of the patients tasted something peculiar in his food, and partook of but a small quantity.
A short time after he was taken violently ill, and declared that he had been poisoned, and several other inmates made complaints of a similar character.
Upon investigating the matter, a man named Jenkins
confessed that he had poured rotor oil in the food, at the suggestion of others, but that he only did it for a joke, and did not intend to kill any person.
and his advisers Charles Brown
and John Keiger
, have been arrested, and the case will be fully investigated.