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THE NEW LAW ON PUBLIC HEALTH.

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THE NEW LAW ON PUBLIC HEALTH. Connected with the new Act on public health, which was noticed in the papers on Friday, is the Sewage Utilisation Act of last year, and the first part of the former is to be construed with the latter. There has been a very great demand for both Acts, and the Sew- age Act had to be reprinted, and was issued on Tuesday. The statutes have reference to the United Kingdom, and the sewer authorities have power to keep districts properly drained, and to borrow money for the pur- pose. A sewsr authority may adopt proceedings to prevent the pollution of streams. In England the sewer authorities mean the mayor, aldermen, and burgesses, thecommissioner actingunder local Acts, and the vestry and other bodies in parishes nob within the jurisdic- tion of a sewer authority. By the Public Health Act special drainage districts may be formed, and by the Sewage Act it is declared that sewers are not to be drained into any stream. With respect to the supply of water, so necessary at the present time, fall powers are given for a plentiful supply of the same; and a sewer authority may, if it think it expedient, provide a supply of water for the use of the inhabitants of the I district by digging wells, making and maintaining reservoirs, and by doing any other necessary work, and they may themselves furnish the same, or contract with any other person or companies to furnish it. The appearance of the cholera has made parochial officers bestir themselves, and one result will follow-the cleansing of cesspools and the execution of proper drainage works in various districts where they have been much needed. The public health" is likely to be better cared for than it has been for some years past.

MARRIAGE IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY.…

MEETING OF SIX THOUSAND COLLIERS.

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WILLS ^ QUESTS.

A BRUTAL SCENE.

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