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Tho roHomblauoa of tho Maybriok o»83, now bo ; ng triod m Liverpool, to the notorious Hall o .so m your colony, must nuke the former of considerable interest to you. A few fa>.ts about tho lady charged wiih ihe shocking crime may not bo amiss. She is the daughter of Mr Willfaoa Chandler, of New York, and hor mother was a Mias Holbrook, of tha same oity. Thia Mita Holbrook was from all aooounts a remarkable woman. Shortly before tho American oivil w ir she was on a visit to Mobi'o, Alabama, whero eh* staye. with her unc'e, tho Rev J. H. Ingrahom, who early m life was a sensational novo'i-t, and later took orders nnd wrote aevoral religious books— notably •• A Prince of the Hqubo of David," Miss Holbrook wai very popular m society, boing handsome though not proud, and quiet and prepoßaeß3ing m demeanour, Among her admirers was William, G. Chandler, son of a prominent merchaot of the c ty. He flowed her to her homo m Nqw Yoi-k city, where they were parried. Returning to Mobile, they lived i m go<4 stylg, and Mrs Chondler increased [ her .nfloQhoe m sooiety. Bhe was as much a belle as before marriage, and her sooiety was especially sought b? young men. It was at tlm beginning of the Civil War that a captain m tho Ordinance department of the Confederate. Government, Frank Vahv&y, oi»mo on tb© eoene. He was rein«bly handsome and a dashing young offioor. Soon there was talk of his attention to tbo lady, Suddenly Mr Chandler fell 111, Ho grew rapidly worse, and hli relatives o*mo to offor thoir assistance, but wore refused admittance to. the house. Ohruid.or died attended by no one but the young wife, and the report arose that bo had been k lied by her There was no offiobl Investigation of the ohtti-go, bu*- it affected hor posttior. whloh became so unpleasant that she took hit two ohlldren and moved to M-o >n, G.. Iq Icbb than a year she married Dobassy there, portly afterwards Dubassj* ordered to go to l-u-ope aa a tfepreaentallve of the Confederal a Government. Tbey took passage on a b ookado runner, and had prooeeded but a couple of doys when Dobaeay, who h»d been complaining, suddenly died. The widow dem^ndrid tbat the body be oa*t ovsrboa-d, I nn year or two she -flfted biok to New York, where she was Ipvolynd la a poandal with some aotor, whloh was published ln tho papers at tho time and created a sonsatlon. After thi3 she went to Europe, and mot and man led Baron You Roquo, It soemi that they lod au adventurous Ufe together, Alter sept.ratlrg from Von Roquo tbo lady beq.rae a woman of the world, arsd whon last hoard from waa tho " wi£. " of an attache of the Britlah LagaUon at Teheran, Persia. Junes Maybrick, who married Mibb FlorenoeOht-ndler, waa well-known and liked In Now Orleans. A gontloman who was woll acquainted with M-b Chandler daring hor roßldenao m Mobile baa stated that *ho had a reguloi mania for oollcotlqg all aorta of poisons. Hho w_g a thorough amateur toxlookglst, She had oillectad poisons from all parts ol tho world, and took great pride In her oolleot'oa whloh sho had In a fine oablnot with eaoh poison carefully labelled. The gontloman In question once visited hot house by Invitation to inspeot thia roHuli of a strange "fad," when Bhe entertained blm for hours discoursing on the efifool and nature of eaoh dosdly agent. All these facts, if they are fads, serve to give the trial a unique Interest. — London correspondent.

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THE MAYBRICK MYSTERY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2191, 5 August 1889

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THE MAYBRICK MYSTERY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2191, 5 August 1889