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feel sickit is all over . I speak now of little children , and tliere can liardlbe , a more iteous siht than these—lying * about as they will ,
powder grass y green I once to the witnessed p elbows , such and g their a scene poor ; thoug little h faces to be smeared sure their with em the
-. that ployer there , who was seemed " an unc a kind ommon , good de - al natured of shamming person enoug / ' for h that , exp as lained soon
as one was " done / ' and had to give up , all the rest " began to holler . " In factthe little ones were of no use after a day or so , for
they began to " , grizzle" ( a word which , being interpreted , means to whimperto fret ;) then they would lose their pins and come to grief
hj various , accidents , bitterly lamented though hardly seeming to come ht .
unsoug The material thought be will so naturall deadl y what arise , must " If be the the effects condition of working of the leaf on y
maker green who works for months , together almost exclusively on green ?" It is precisel , this question which we propose to consider .
It is said that y some evils bear in themselves the elements of their own destructionand the adjustment of the different branches of the
artificial flower business , which relieves one department at the cost of terrible affliction to the , other , has , by the results which have
_siibject naturall . y ensue Of course d , roused there , have or at been least fatal called results public , and attention the A health medical to the of has been irretrievablinjured .
many , very many , y others gentleman who who were seems consulted to have by the had unhappy more penetration sufferers , than and some from
whose method of treatment , according to their account , they could alone find reliefhad at length a fatal case . The girl complained
of the usual pain , in the side and intense thirst . She was seized with vomitingand the refuse of the stomach was of a greenish
color she was . Finding again , suffering herself very from ill the , she effects went of to poison a doct . or , She who had told been _& er the
ill several times before , and had always complained of pains in stomach and sickness . She continued in the greatest pain , till in
four or _iive days death ended her sufferings . A post-mortem examination was madeand " the body was
, found of a greenish yellow color , the eyes were also of the same huethe nails were very green , and the countenance of a
particularly , anxious the liver character being . hig The hly impregnated lungs gave , evidence as also the of arsenite mesenteric of
ulcers g copper lands . , There The stomach was also was inflammation much inflamed of the with mucous bunches membrane of gangrenous of the
bronchial . tubesno doubt _cau . sed by the arsenite of copper . The cause of death was , , acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of
the A stomach companion , produced of this by poor the inhalation girl She had died of the taken under arsenite to similar tlie of hosp copper circum ital . ' - *
stances _where , she some was weeks treated previousl for fever y . . Thi was s poison-malady has been , insatiable
_frequently mistaken for fever , owing to the intense
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