August 4, 2014
11881 July 4 100 Poisoned by Lemonade at Pertle Springs 8 dead - Probably Not True!,
The vendor of the lemonade has been arrested.
Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld, Australia Poisonous Refreshments (less fortunate were a party of 500 or more who attended a picnic at Warrensburg, Missouri, July 4. The caterer provided lemonade, so called, in which some unwholesome acid was substituted for lemon juice. A press report-possibly exaggerated and dated the following day said that eight drinkers of the spurious lemonade had died and a hundred more were in critical condition.) Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW October, 1881) Australia.