Foreign News: Iron, Arsenic

April 1 is celebrated in Germany as Bismarck's birthday. On that day, Bismarck's granddaughter, the

Baroness Leontine Puttkammer, was arrested in Vienna. She was accused of having put arsenic in her husband's coffee. Dr. Adolph Gessmann, President of the Vienna Credit Bank, found that his new bride, descendant of the Iron Chancellor, was a manhater. She left him shortly after her marriage, on the ground that she did not like men. Persuaded to return, she poisoned Dr. Gessmann the first evening after their reunion.


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