18 DECEMBER 1880, Page 3

The professional nurse, Mary Annie Wilmot, from a Sheffield nurses'

home, who has been charged with administering poison to Mrs. Booth, the wife of a Sheffield surgeon, with intent to kill her, was on Tuesday formally committed for triaL The case is a very curious one, from the apparent absence of adequate motive. The evidence, however, tends to show that Mrs. Booth was poisoned with morphia,—no morphia or opium having been prescribed for her by the doctors in attendance,— that Mr. Booth's servant was sent to a druggist's for morphia, and, as she alleges, sent by the nurse,—that clothes belonging to Miss Booth, who, as well as her brother, had recently died after an illness under the same nurse's care, were found in a box labelled with the nurse's name and address, though the box was disowned by her, and that in the same box there was a bottle of medicine, which she stated to have been that pre- scribed for the late Miss Booth. The demeanour of the accused seems to have been that of an innocent person,--both in the house and in Court.