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DEATHS FROM EXPOSURE TO THE SUN.-On Saturday Mr Humphreys, coroner, held an inquest at the London Hospital relative to the death of Richard Archer, aged 40 years. The deceased was a porter, living at 15, Little Bolton-street, C^nberwell. On Wednesday morning he went to the London Docks for samples. He got a glass of water there, and then set out for the city. At eleven o'clock, he was found lying on his back in Crutched- Friars. Police-constable JVIinogue, 776, put him in. a cab and took him to the hospital, but he died oh the way. Dr W, Woodman said that he made a post mortem j examination, and found that death had resulted from fainting-or syncope—occasioned doubtless by the heat of the sun. The organs of the body were fairly healthy, but deceased was not a very rohust man, bnd therefore, he succumbed the more readily to the heat. The jury returned a. verdict of • Death from syncope in the street from natural causes.' Mr Humphreys h;d an inquiry at t'ie Crown and Anchor Tavern, Hackney-road, respect- ing the death from sunstroke 01 Krederir-k Walker, atred four years. Mrs Walker, 17, Charles-street, <aid that on Monday she took the deceased to Victoria Park,, and lie played and jnrnped about it),.re a!l dty. At iigli, tJ. became ill, the next day he was qiiiie iti-snxihip, and n Wednesday he died. Mr C W., \R C S that deceased died from effusion of serulD nn th h.r^u. consequent on exposure to the rays of the sun Ti n verdict was, 'That deceased from effusion on tin brain resulting from exposure of the sun,' A WARNING TO DRUNKARDS.—A melancholy instance of the wretched consequences of drunken- ness was afforded at an inquest held on Friday morning on the body of a child named Madaline Albrecht, aged thirteen months, the daughter of German parents for a long time resident in England. The mother seems to have contracted an inveterate habit of drinking, and to have frequently left her family and home. A few nights ago she left her husband's residence in consequence of a quarrel, and commenced drinking. All night she wandered about with her infant, and in the morning returned to her lodgings. The child was found dead in the bed, having been suffocated through being overlain by her I drunken mother. The husband declared at the inquest that the woman had ruined his business and neglected his children. The coroner thought that the mother, though not legally, was morally responsible for the infant's death. A MASTER'S RIGHT TO OHDRR A SERVANT TO GO BKD.—A singular case came before the County Court Judge at Guildford (Mr Stonor) on Thursday Elizabeth Wheatly v. James White was a cla:m of 16s 8d in lieu of notice. The defendant is the land- lord.of the Talbot Inn at Ripley. The plaintiff said she was in the service of defendant, who had dis- missed her without giving her any notice. The cause of her dismissal was that the defendant came down into the kitchen one night and told her to go to bed at a quarter to ten o'clock. She refused to do so, as they never went to bed till half-past ten. On the following morning he threatened to kick her out of the house if she did not go. The Judge: I think your master was quite justified in dismissing you. When your master told you to go to bed it was your duty to do so, and as you did not obey his I reasonable commands, he was quite justified in dis- missing you. I shall find a verdict for defendant.— We-r4 Sussex Gttzctle. WHITE HEAT AND BLACK COATS.-Why do not the members of our profession set a good example by clothing themselves in a rational manner during the present weather ? We learnt from Frankiin a century ago that the solar heat is absorbed with greater or less facility according to the colour of the object exposed to the rays. Everyone remembers how he put pieces of cloth, similar in texture and size, but different in colour, upon fresh-fallen snow in the sun- light, and how he found the snow melted under the pieces of cloth quickest when the cloth was black, less quickly under the blue, green, purple, red, yellow, in the order enumerated, and very slowly indeed under the white. Each day's experience shows us that we do not need to be made of snow in order to melt rapidly under a black coat. What we require for comfort is, of course, a white material, in order that the heat rays may be reflected as much and absorbed as little as possible. The material should be porous—should imprison, that is, !'):'?" quantities of air in its texture, and serve, therefore, as a very bad conductor of heat, whilst at the same time facilitating evaporation of the moisture from the surface of the body. The qualities are possessed in the highest degree by white flannel, and there is no reason that we can find why this material should not be adopted generally in place of the atrocious costume which fashion inflicts upon suffering mankind.—J he Lancet. DIABOLICAL ATTEMPT TO UrSET A TRAIN.-At the Worcester Assizes, on Thursday, Samuel Jenkins, aged 33, an ex-railway guard, was charged with unlawfully and maliciously putting upon the Great Western Railway certain pieces of iron and a stone on the 13th April last, at Kidderminster, with intent to endaager the safety of persons travelling upon such railway. The prisoner had formerly been in the service of the railway company, but had been dis- charged. On the 13th April last there was a review of volunteers in Lord Lyttelton's Park at Hagley, and in the evening there was a special train run to Kidderminster to convey the men who had been at the review. Just before the train was due the pri- soner was seen running away from the line, where a large stone and some iron had been placed across the rails. The evidence at the prisoner's examina- tion left no doubt of his guilt. The prompt discovery of the attempt providentially prevented a deplorable catastrophe. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and, after some consultation with Mr Motteram, the learned Judge said the offence was a most grievous one, and one in which he was bound to pass the full penalty of the law. He therefore sentenced the prisoner to penal servitude for life. MYSTERIOUS DISCOVERY.'—On Wednesday evening last, as some boys were playing on the pavement opposite the house, 42, Queen's-crescent, Haverstock- hill, which has been several months uninhabited, a ball they were using fell into the area, and one of the lads climbed over the railing in order to recover it. The door of the coal-cellar being open, and an offensive odour issuiug from the interior, the boy's curiosity prompted him to enter, when, on stretching out his arm in the partial darkness, he touched what appeared to be a human hand. Dismayed at this shocking discovery, he called to his companions, who related the circumstance to a man who was passing, and begged him to descend into the area. The result was that on entering the cellar he was horrified at seeing the body of a woman in a sitting position, with her back against the wall, and her head bent forward, and presenting every indication of having been dead several days. The body was respectaby clothed, and there were marks of blood upon the head, which naturally led to the suspicion that the woman had been murderad. Police-con- stables James Perkins, 275 S, and William Smith, S, were immediately on the spot, and the body was conveyed on a stretcher to the police-station in Albany-street, after having been examined by Mr Tucker, a surgeon, of Ashdown-street, Kentish-town, who expressed it as his opinion that the woman belonged to the class of 'unfortunates,' and that she had not died from violence or starvation, but from disease. The natural supposition was, that the poor woman, being benighted, had managed to scramble over the area railing in the hope of securing a shelter in the empty house, and being exhausted by the effort, she was unable to get beyond the coal cellar, where she died before the morning. That she had been dead many days when the strange discovery took place was sufficiently proved by the fact that her lower ex- tremities had been partially eaten by vermin. The body was ultimately conveyed to St. Pancras Work- house to await the post-mortem examination and the coroner's inquisition. The appearance of the deceased is thus described in the police-books 35 years of age, five feet two inches ia height, dressed iu a black s«uf petticoat, lavender striped gown, blue plaid eriMliri'i*, and brown shawl, white corded stays, calico chsmise, v^hite cotton stockings, snd side-spfing boots/ Oh: Friday evening an inquest on the body was he'd by Dr, Lankester, coroner for Middlesex, at the Elephant and Castle Tavern, Oid St. Pancras- road, when, in addition to the above facts, it trans- pired from the evidence of one of the boys allnded to (James Furness by name), that, ten days ago, he chanced to be in the same area for' the purpose of gathering bones and rags, when on endeavouring to enter the cellar, he was prevented from doing so by a hand inside. According to the medical testimony the woman must have lived three or four days after that incident; and the Coroner remarked that it would appear that the unfortunate creature went to the house to die. Mr Tucker, the medical officer who performed the post-mortem examination, having given his evidence, the jury returned a verdict in accordance therewith, • That the woman had died from disease, and that her death was accelerated by want and exposure. The body has not yet been identified. INFANTILE WASTING AND DEBILITY IN CHILDREN SUCCESSFULLY TREATED "WITH DR. DE JOSGH'S LLGHT- BROWN COD tlVER OIL.—IN the treatment, of infantile wasting and of debility at the early periods of life, the I t-tfeets of this celebrated Oil are wonderfully beneficial* Dr. Stevely King, Physician to the Metropolitan Free I Hospital, observes- I (,-an very conscientiously testify- to the superior qualities of Dr. de Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil. J have employed it with great advantage in cases of mesenteric and pulmonary tubercle, and in the atroph c diseases of children.' Dr. R. C. Croft, author of Hand-book for the Nursery,' states: 'I have tried Dr. de Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil, and fitld that it contains all the properties which render the Oil 80 efficacious. I find, moreover, t.h'lt many patients prefer it to pala oils, and are able to rer in it more comfortably. It is almost a specific in many c :he diseases peculiar to infancy and childhood, and i hmo seeu marked benefit produced by its use.' Dr. de Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil is sold only j. capsn.t. impenai half pints* 2s 6d; pints, 4s 9d; quarts, 9s labelled with his stamp and signature, without which none can po sibly be genuine by his sd.e consignees, Ansar, Harford, and COt 77, Strand, London; and respectable chemists.