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THE POISONING OF ORME.

Regarding: the alleged tampering with the Duke of Westminster's colt Orme, the "Sporting* Life" says :—" Mr George Lewis, who has been personally investigating at Kingsclere the circumstances attendant upon the indisposition of Orme, entertains no doubb whatever thab the horse was poisoned on Thursday, the 21sb April, nob out of any ill-will towards bhe Duke of Westminster or the trainer (Mr Porter), but for the purpose cf preventing the horse keeping its engagements in the Two Thousand Guineas and Derby. Some short time previous to the 21st, from information wbich Mr Lewis has received, statements were made bhab Orme would nob run in the Two Thousand or the Derby, and some persons were recommended to lay largely against tbe colb. I_r Lewis' attention having- been drawn to the statement of Professor LoefHer, the horse dentist, he ridiculed the idea thab Orme's illness could »8 attributed to the tooth. The colt was out at exercise on the morning of the 2lst, well and hearty, while a few hours afterwards his mouth "was in a very inflamed and gore condition, so much so thab the an&ial could nob retain his tongue in his ffioubb. Mr Lewis, continuing, believed the outrage was executed between the hours ot 12 and son the 21st inst. He further expressed his opinion thab bhe dastardly deed vvas only partially performed, ne bhinks thab bhe perpocrators of the act Endeavoured to administer some ball or Ratine containing: virulent poison to the

horse, that owing to the struggling of the animal, they were unable bo geb tb^e drug down his throat, and thab ib burst1 in his mouth. This is the only explanation Mr Lewis can offer to accounb for bhe blisbered and inflamed state of the colb's mouth."

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THE POISONING OF ORME., Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 147, 22 June 1892

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THE POISONING OF ORME. Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 147, 22 June 1892

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