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,¡ THE ALLEGED HOTEL FRAUDS.

COSTUME BALL IN A LUNATIC…

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ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBERY.

THE TELEPHONE.

ON THE DIZZY BRINK.

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THE COMMERCIAL DEPRESSION.…

THE GROWTH OF WEALTH.

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A ROMANTIC MARRIAGE.'I

CHARGE OF ABDUCTION..

CO-OPERATIVE SANITATION.

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CO-OPERATIVE SANITATION. (From the "Examiner") The ingenious Scots have hit upon a plan for cheapening the luxury of sound sanitary advice. Some of the leading noblemen and gentlemen in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh have been struck with the difficulty that at present hampers the house- holder in obtaining skilled opinions upon and periodi- cal inspection of sanitary appliances in their dwellings. For one thing it is extremely costly to fee experts, and then there is often suspicion •hat the cheap sanitary engineer is in league with patent-mongers or opulent plumbers who30 influence on his opinion in the reverse of whole- seme. The only way of avoiding faithless ceun" sellors is to consult a professional engineer of high scientific standing, whose fees are usually fixed at pro- hibitive rates. For want of any means of getting ad- vice of this sort, houses get into an insanitary condition before the occupiers are aware of the fact. Perhaps it is not till death has stricken his family that the householder becomes conscious of the unwholesome- ness of his dwelling. To meet such cases it is pro. Posed by some of the most distinguished citizens of Edinburgh to apply the co-operative principle to scientific sanitary inspection. They are attenopt- lne to organise an association, the annual subscription to which will be onA guinea, for the purpose of securing to its members, free of charge, that skilled sanitary supervision and advice which could only be got at enormous cost through individual action. The association is to secure the exclusive services of one or more well" young engineers, who, acting under the «>ber control of a consulting engineer of high stand- lng, will, when required, inspect and report upon the dwellings of members, giving estimates as to the cost alterations that may be deemed advisable. Their recommendations must be limited to strictly in- dispensable points, and no officer of the association is to hold any pecuniary interest in any patent or manu- facture. The Professor of Engineering in the Univer- sity of Edinburgh has taken such a warm interest lI1 this novel scheme that he has Qffered for the first year to give the association his gratuitous services. Another feature of the scheme is that each member, on pay- fflent of a trifling fee, may secure the services of the officials for any charitable society whose work in in- dividual cam might be aided by them, or for any person in whom they are interested, who, though deserving, is too poor to obtain for himself good sanitary advice. This association involves the novel application of a v«Bf old principle. It simply does 'or the sanitation of the houses of the middle "classee what the medical club or sick society does for the personal sanitation of the artisan, who, if he were to individually, could not afford to purchase the best medical advice. Th^rs is no reason why so sensible and beneficent an idea should not be successfully carried Out in practice. :"88 I

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A TRIUMPH OF MEDICAID SKlr

FUNERAL OF KING VICTOR EMMANUEL.

CARDINAL MANNING AND THE „…

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TWO SENTENCES OF DEATH.]

FENCES IN THE FORGED LEASES…

THE MAT%0NIAL MARKET IN PARIS.

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LIFE ON A GREAT CHINESE RIVER.

MURDEROUS BRAWL IN A PUBLIC-I…

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