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THE TYPHOID OUTBREAK

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Wbllinqton, August 9 Chptaln Page of the Fira Brigade died of typhoid fever l»st night. Ha was 46, mA was onoe m the London Fire Brigade, snd had bean Oiptaln here about three years.

An Inspection of the Government Balldings dlaolosoß the faot that there are two •»rg9 cejs-poola whloh ore oleaned out onoa every two yearß only, Tha Inspector of Noiaanoaß oonilder tho state of thlagfj d»ugeroa3, and reoomoionda that Government be oorapaiicd to remove them,

Several householders aro to be proceeded against for h&vlug nuisances on thalr premjaes. Tno Council Inspector, who his been making a mlnnto Investigation of places where typhoid was reported to -xlst fiada the aUto of ihe houses, generally, to be very o'ean, and heoalyoao>e across tiro oases of foyer. As f*r &s can ba ascertained there ia nothing aproaching an epidemic, but m nearly every case thoae attacked have baen mai wall kaowo, and oonosqaently great pubiiolty hai been given to their lllneaa. Another remarkable thing Ia that In nearly every cage the arjffcrer la of the male sax. Oie suggestion is that the naw prnotloa of exposing rubbish bins on the footpaths !a responsible for the outbreak, whllo aoma people think the famoa from the robbhh dootruotor ohlmaoy have somothing to do with It.

The Mayor made some strong remarks at the Oity Oouaoll meeting last night on the state of the slaughterhouses noar the oity, whloh, he Bald, wera of the iuJsat and moßt barbarous deacrtp ion. Not one is constructed as it should b?, and the meat coming from soraa is not fit for human consumption. Government had promised to look after the matter, bat bad taken no aotfon. It was- decided by the Council to remonstrate with them for their neg!eo\

Dv Martin Ib to be a:kod to act as health offioer to tho Oity Oounoil, and the inspection of dalriea "s to be undertaken, In omequanoo of statement &s to tba lnQmitdry coadl i >n of nomn of them.

Iselson, Augnat 8 Lord Oranley ia no better.

Wellington, August 9 Tho following telegram was received at Government house at 11 a.m. :— "Farther coraplijctian haa arisen In Lord Oranley's caie, indicating very great prostration." Or Oollins ia m altouduuca

A practice whioti may bo responsible for sonid caee 1 ? of typho.d f-ver has been brought under our (tho "Post's") not ; co by a resident of Oriental Bay, who informs n* m that he frequently notices cfei'dren driokinc: water from box culverts ruaninp from the houses ia that locality to the beach. The water which flows through fiose chaanolfl ia frequently not discolored, and the children, who vis t tho bay for picnickiog purpoaea. go to the drains with their pannikins 0." cups, and quench their thirst. Tho water as a rue U very irapuro an -I our informant says (hat he is not at all surprised to h am that many of tin youn«strrs who iadu'ge m this diegusting practice rra taken ill. He suggests that a Btand-pipo ehould be erected In tbe bay without delay. All four medioal men practising m Masterton have written to the Borough Council drawing attention to the sanitary condition of tho town, and sugges'ing th it an a first stop nil sloppigea should !>e removed fom lha etreams Tha town has a population of about 3500, iiod v. 0 <fr inago works whatever. Tha nnlj'c! was considoro 1 at considerate leng'h by tha Boiough Ooun< 11 and it was resolved thut a oommittoo be appointed to inspect the town, also that the wa'er recently led through th* main atreet by the Mayor, but Bhut off by ths Woks Commit Foe, Ie nj»a'n let m.

Sir Henry Parkas has' promiaed that if, after examination, he fiuia the " Array " rescue work lona fide ha will favourably oonsider tho application for a giant m uid.

The Sulthn of Turkey has donated £200 for tbe relief of the flood sufferers m PeDn^ sylvania.

llolloway'b Fills are the medicine most m repute for curing the multifarious maladies which attack humanity, when wet and cold weather gives place to more geni.il tempera, tures. In short, these Pills aftJrJ. relief, if they f'il of l.eing an ab-olute renudy in 'all ihe disturbances of circula.tion, digestion, and nervous energy, which at time oppress k vast portion of the pop.il:>tion. Under ihe who'eome,. purifying, and stre-gther.ing powers exerted by these excellent PilJ s the tongue becomes clean, the appetite rmiv.yes, digestion is quickened, a^id a-; -I >'iiation rendered perfect. if qlloway's " medicines possess the highly estimable property ot cleansing the whole mass of blood, which, m its renovated condition, carries purity, strength and vigour to every tissue of the booty

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THE TYPHOID OUTBREAK, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2195, 9 August 1889

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THE TYPHOID OUTBREAK Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2195, 9 August 1889

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