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MURDER OF TWO CHILDREN BY…

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.Cheshire. „ ^S0 one week, daring which no fatal cholera in'winaf persona have died of Asiatic its during the last, the third, week of Iff w ^township. On Monday, John Oilier, Then followed'Ellen Thom^LeVil than 12 hours; William Soro^fn „ also ill 12 hcj, succumbed to an attack of 11 > *rou"on, George Dunning who wasat^Ck cutSTLdge up to eight o clock on Friday evcmng, wal dfad at s!x °- £ Thi UtSe buTE^ Was buried before night. The little girl Mien Thomas, got up earlv on Thursday morning to go for a doctor to visit her father, who was suddenly taken sick, and on her way home she herself was taken ill. She dill at eeven o clock on the same evening. Her father's illness proved to be cholera, but on Saturday afternoon he had rallied, and hopes were entertained of his ultimate recovery. AH the above cases were certified by the different attendant medical men to be Asiatic cholera; and Dr. Leake, who was in practice m the Potteries at the time of the visitation of cholera which prayed so disastrous to Bilston and other towns, describes the disease in cases as have come under his charge as equally Theco are about a dozen eases S cholera now in the town, and choleraic diarrhcea is almost universally prevalent. A personal inspection oft £ t0WP> o £ th9 modo of Imng exl3tlu" am0DS its inhabitants, satisfactorily solves the question why Winsford should be selected for an isolated visitation of cholera. In the two divisions of Oven and Wharton there are about 6,000 inhabitants, who almost exclu- sively belong to the labouring classes, and find occupa- tion in the large salt works on the Weaver. There is no system of sewerage in the town, and very little water for drinking purposes, and that of a. quality which chemical analysis proves to be highly impregnated with animal and vegetable matter. The majority of the houses are totally unprovided with ordinary con- veniences, and stagnate pools and ditches more or less near the doors are made the receptacles for the daily accumulations of filth. At the Meadow Bank Salt Works, the locality where on the 20th of June the cholera made its first appearance, and where the whole of the patients who died last week were eithsr employed themselves, or lived with those who were so employed, the hovels wherein the people exist are unfit to herd swine in. They nestle in any vacant hollow or corner around the works, and are ehiefly built of "bass," the refuse matter of coal caked together after being used in the furnaces. The house where Enoch Hodkinson (the first victim of the cholera) lived, is a kind of shed built out from the side of the works, and abutting on to the canal. It stands about eight feet high from roof to basement, and here a family of eleven persons lived till the father and the youngest child died of cholera, when it began to be looked upon as an unhealthy residence, and the proprietors of the works, who are also landlords of the surrounding cottages, shut it up. There is no resident board of health in the town, and several attempts which have been made by Dr. Okell and other gentlemen to have the Local Government Act enforced, have been defeated by the disinclination of the ratepayers to sanction any measure that will result in the imposition of higher rates.

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