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Experimental. —Prominent physical!* of Rush Medical College, Chicago, expertmented with electrcity on Tracy, a hanged man, just after his execution on the 16lh September. They succeeded in restoring the rhythmic motion of the heart, and'flx* press the belief that if the neck hadribt been broken they could have reatored dife. The question would have arisen in that event as to the legal status of the ream* citated criminal. i.' Fatal Jestinowith a distressing accident occurred at Islington, north London, a short time back, bywlpch a widow lady named Nicholla lost her life. She was about 53 years of age, and With her son and daughter. The family rented besides a tobacconist's shop .some distance away in the same thoroughfare. Several attempts are said to have bees made to break into the business premises, which for a time were left unguarded at night. By way of precaution, the son purchased a five-chambered revolver, and, loading it, left it at his mother’s private residence. Among the visitors to tbe> family was a man named Frederick Sea* mer, about 19 years old, living at Camp* bell road, Bow, who was engaged to Mist' Nicholls. On a Saturday evening Sfean&r entered the house, and almost immediately after a report of firearms were heard/ao-, companied by a scream. In alarm, several of the inmates ran to the spot, and met Seatner, who was frantically calling for a doctor, and saying that be had' shot “ mother ” meaning Mrs Nicholls. 'Tm bid lady was found seated in har arm-chair, blood flowing copiously from a large wotUid in her temple. Death was instantaneohi. Seamer stated that he took up the weapon and presented it at the deceased in faO| not thinking it was loaded, -W •

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 808, 2 December 1882

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