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TYPHOID IN WELLINGTON.

[From Our Parliamentary Reporters

WELLINGTON, July 29.

The prevalence of typhoid fever in Wellington is causing a feeling of uneasiness and alarm. The ' Evening Post' says :—" A great many people think that the poison is conveyed in the milk. It is said that there are dairies around Wellington in anything but a sanitary position or condition, some being near to fellmongeries or slaughteryards, and the cows belonging to others habitually drinking foul water contaminated by drainage from these places. The capacity of milk for conveying the typhoid infection under such circumstances is well known. We are not quite eure as to what power (if any) local bodies may have to inspect dairies and their surroundings, but U there is any legal power of inspection it should at once be exereised and a full report obtained, so that if the dairies are a source of danger they may be reformed before any more valuable lives are sacrificed to typhoid fever. If the infection does proceed from this source it ought not to be difficult to establish the fact. B

I Mr James Falton desires me to say that hia family feel deeply grateful for the numerous expressions of condolence received during the past few days in connection with the loss of his son. The hon. member for the Taieri has been Bimply flooded with sympathetic telegrams. [Pee United Pbkss Assooiaiion.] WELLINGTON, Jdly 30. Captain Savill is improving in health. Lord Cranley, who left for Nelson on Thursday, is indisposed. His Excellency received a message from his son's medical attendant to the following effect:—"Lord Cranley has had a feverish attack, but symptoms do not at present denote typhoid." It is hoped that it is only a relapse from his recent convalescence from jaundice,

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TYPHOID IN WELLINGTON., Evening Star, Issue 7972, 30 July 1889

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TYPHOID IN WELLINGTON. Evening Star, Issue 7972, 30 July 1889

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