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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. Jenkins and his advisers Charles Brown and John Keiger, have been arrested, and the case will be fully investigated.

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