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September 20, 1873
Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics
Wagner accuses Maren Hontvet
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Wagner's latest dodge is to accuse poor Mrs. Hontvet of the murder of the two girls at the Isles of Shoals. He also says that $500 was expended by Mr. Hontvet, a man of very limited means-for witnesses to testify against him. It is considered more than probable that all the objections and exceptions will be overruled and that the convicted murderer will not get a new trial. The stories that he is looking very "tain and is failing in health are untrue. He never looked better, and is in fine spirits. He is confined in the upper corridor of the jail, and converses freely about the murder with all who are permitted to see him. What a precious villain!

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