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WELLINGTON, August 9. Captain Page, of the Fire Brigade, died of typhoid fever last night. Ho was forty-six years of age, and was once a member of the London Fire Brigade, and had been captain of the local brigade about three years. Several householders are to bo proceeded againt for having nuisances on their premises. The Council's inspector, who has been making minute investigations of the place where typhoid was reported to exist, finds the state of the houses to be generally very clean, and he only came across two cases of fever. As far as can be ascertained, there is nothing approaching an epidemic, but in nearly every case those attacked have been men well known, and consequently great publicity has been given to their illness. Another remarkable thing is that in nearly every case the sufferer is of the male sex. One suggestion is that the new practice of exposing rubbish tins on the footpaths is responsible for the outbreak, while some people think that the fumes from the destructor chimney have something to do with it

At the City Council meeting last night the Mayor made some strong remarks on the state of the slaughter-houses near the city, which, he said, were of the rudest and most barbarous description. Not one is constructed as it should be, and meat coming from some of them is not fit for human consumption. The Government had promised to look after the matter, but had taken no action. It was decided to remonstrate with the Government for their neglect.

Dr Martin is to be asked to act as health officer to the City Council, and the inspection of dairies is to be undertaken in consequence of statements as to the insanitary condition of some of them.

"Lije." " Yes, sire." "Is the religious oharacter of this administration, think you, well grounded?" "I think it is, sire." " Well then, since to-morrow is Sunday, I think I will go on a Sunday excursion on the Potomac. I must keep in with all classes against the next election."

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TYPHOID IN WELLINGTON., Issue 7981, 9 August 1889

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TYPHOID IN WELLINGTON. Issue 7981, 9 August 1889

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