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â-â¦-> â SMALL-POX NEAR LONDON.âThe last quarterly re- turn of the Registrar General records the prevalence of small-pox in the South Midland division of the regis- tration districts. Thus small-pox is reported to have caused nine deaths in Hillingdon, 20 deaths in Hertford, and 46 deaths in Luton. It has also been prevalent at Standon, Ware, Hatfield, and Harpenden. Such a large number of deaths as is here recorded we are afraid points to the neglect of vaccination, and we hope that steps will be taken to carry out in earnest the provisions in the new act against such Deglect.-British Medical Journal. CASE OF SUICIDE.âMr Arrivabene, a member of the Stock Exchange, committed suicide in a most determined manner, on Monday last in a wood near Maidenhead, by firirg a pistol through his head. He wrote to a friend on the pretfoas day, stating that his differences on the account amotfnted to XI 3'60, which he was unable to pay, and announced big intention of potting an end to his existence. His dead bodly was found before anv steps could be taken to prevStft bitn-carrying out his resolution. His father is stated to be tlfaa <5ount Arrivabene, whose name will be familiar in cotitteetioa with Italian politics. DEATH FROM AN OVERDOSE OF An in- quest was held on Thursday at Manchester oii the body of an old man named O'Brien. The deceased had obtained a di-pensary order for a mixtnre for a bronchial affection. He found the medicine so agreeable in its effects that during the night he swallowed the whole contents of the phial, the consequence being that he was found next morning dead in his bed, with the empty cottle by his side under the bed clothes. It further appeared that the phial when handed to him at the dispensary bad no label on it, and that the instructions as to how he was to take the medicine were given to him only by word of month. Mr Charles Ogden, surgeon, proved the cause of death to be bronchitis, but that death was accelerated by an overdose of laudanum and ipecacuhana The jury accompanied their verdict with an opinion that to serve out unlabelled phials of medicine was a highly censurable practice. GERMAN LAW.âI nave come across a judicial anecdote, the scene of which lies in Germany, and it illustrates very ludicrously the matter-of-fact and methodical nature of the Teutonic mind, as well as ita severe adherence to logic. A complaint was made to a magistrate that a blow had been given in the course of altercation, but the wit- ness who was relied on to prove the assault could only say that he heard the blow given, as he was at the time in a certain inn near which the occurrence had taken place. The defendant, who denied giving the blow, urged that it was impossible, even if it had been given, that the wimese could have heard it from where he was. The magistrate resolved to try the point by actual experiment, and proceeded to the inn, while an officer of the court accompanied the complainant to the precise spot where the quarrel had occurred, and there and then gave him a good, sound whack. The magistrate, on resuming his seat in court, said be heard the blow perfectly well from inside the inn, and the defendant must pay a double fine âone for the original blow, the other for the experimental and official thump.âOnce a Week. THE FEVER AT TBRLING. We regret to have to report tour more deaths since our last from this virulent fever, namely, two adults and two children. These bring the total number of fatal cases to 34. On Monday Mr Arnold Taylor, from the Home Office, visited Terling in company with Dr. Thorne. He also had an interview with the Witham Board of Guardians on the following day on the subject of the necessary remedial measures. On Wed- nesday a vestry meeting of the parish was held, Lord Rayleigh being among those present, and we understand that it was determined to construct a barrel drain for the purpose of carrying away the slop drainage of the parish. There has also been appointed a nuisance inspector, who is empowered to remove anything that he may consider to be a nuisance, so that we may safely conclude that all the means at present in the power of the authorities for improving the sanitary state of the parish are being resorted to, though we think it highly probable that the visit of Mr Taylor will be followed by exceptional and more effective measures either by the board of guardians, ,as the nuisance authority, or by the direct interposition of the government.- Chelmifurd Chronicle. MIRACULOUS ESCAPE.âA very extraordinary escape from death occurred on the South Leicestershire branch of the London and North. Western Railway on Saturday morning. As the train which left Nuneaton at 10.10 a.m. was approaching Narborougb, the driver observed some. thing lying between the metals, and at once took means to bring the train to a stand, but was unable to do so until it had proceeded some three hundred yards beyond the object which attracted his attention. When be had stopped the train, be went down the line, accompanied by the guard and several of the passengers, when they discovered a navvy lying between the metals helplessly drunk and fast asleep. It took the united efforts of the men to rouse him from his perilous slumbers. Although the whole of the train had passed over him, be was an- Injured, and was quite unconscious of the danger to which be had exposed, himself. He abused the men for dis- turbing him, and made so desperate a resistance that be could not be removed from the spot. Ultimately a trolly in use on the line was procured, and tbe foolish fellow was laid upon it with great difficulty and taken to Lei- cester, where he was locked up in a cell at the police- station. DEMOLISHING A TOLL BAR.-Early on Tuesday morning the tacksman uf the Dunkeld Bridge pontage was alarmed by a loud knocking at the gate across the toll road. He got up, and on making his appearance at the door of his house he was confronted by a band of 14 men, who informed him that they had come to remove the gate so that the bridge might be open to the public free of charge. The men, who were disguised, and had their faces blackened, told the toll-keeper that if he offered no resistance he would not be interfered with; but they were determined to remove the gate at all hazard. They then divided themselves into two sections, one guarding the door of the tacksman's house and the other pro- ceeding to the gate, which they lifted off its hinges and threw into the Tay. This done they made off, and, for his own safety, did not attempt to follow them. The police were apprised oi what had taken place, and lost no time setting on foot an investigation, and it Is said that at least one of the depredators is known. Mr Robertson, factor for his Grace the Duke of Atbole, was in Dunkeld on Wednesday making inquiries, and we believe a new and stronger gate than formerly has been ordered. The gates were found at Caputh Ferry, a distance of about five miles below Dunkeld, on Wednesday morning. The affair has created a good deal of excitement In the district. -Edinburgh Daily Review. HORRIBLE MURDER.âThe Panama Star and Herald gives an account cf a most horrible and mysterious mur- der committed in the Howard House, Aspinwall, on the night of the 19th of January. It appears that on the 4th two men, Carlos Fernandez (who formerly resided there) and his partner, dealers in cigars, arrived at Aspinwall from Cuba, in the steamer Barcelona, and went to Howard House, where they carried on their business. They were but little known, and as they appeared daily in the dining room, accompanied by a woman who also came in the Barcelona, tney attracted some notice. Subsequently Fernandez's partner informed the manager that they had taken a house in town, and wished to move early next morning; at the same time he paid the accounts. About four o'clock next morning a heavy wooden box, some 2ft. square, in which cigars had been packed, and which had been lying in Fernandez's room for some time previous, was taken from the hotel and carried to a house in one of the back streets. This early departure created no suspicion until a servant discovered their room saturated with blood. It was then found that the box had been conveyed by two negroes in a boat to the other side of the bay. During the day it was brought back, and was found to contain the mutilated remains of Fernandez. He is supposed to have been suffocated and the body dismembered in order to pack it in the box. The partner of Fernandez was permitted to decamp. The murdered man is said to have had several thousand dollars in his possession at the time of bis death. EXTRAORDINARY SUICIDBTâA very sad occurrence is reported from Cornwall. About 10 o clock on Friday night Sergeant Newcombe, of the county police, called at the house of a labourer, named Timney, who lives near Lostwithiel, and charged the eldest daughter, Elizabeth Tinney, with stealing a large piece of bacon from a Mrs Burn, for whom she had been working in the afternoon. Ali the inmates of the house were in bed when the con- stable arrived, and the accussed came down partly dressed, and let him in. She denied the charge. New- combe found a large pieoe of bacon on a shelf, and the girl called to her mother and asked if it was not true that she bad bought it at Lostwithiel. The mother ft- plied in the negative, and said it had been bought at Blazey. The sergeant then asked to see the shawl which she wore on the afternoon, and the two went upstairs ) together. He saw the shawl, and having pointed out the grease and salt upon it, said that she yyiiat dross herself I and go with him. In the same room were the father, mother, and two children in bed. The girl said, 'I cannot dress before you!' and the sergeant then went outside the door. In less than a minute afterwards he beard something like a stream of water running on the Boor, and heard the mother say, Go, Tinney, and lift her up.' The father called him in and said the girl had But her throat. He found blood gushing from the ihroat in a large stream. He held an apron tightly over the wound until a medical gentleman arrived. AH aid, how- sver, was useless, for the unfortunate girl died in less Lhan a quarter of an hour. A table knife, covered with I' Mood, was found by her side. The motter said the de- ceased had brought the bacon home, stating that it had 1 [>een giyen$o her by Mi? Burn, ]

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