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ITHE CHOLERA IN ENGLAND.

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THE CHOLERA IN ENGLAND. Liverpool. rriia coroner's jury investigated a case in Liverpool, on Friday, in which they returned a verdict of "Died from Asiatic cholera." The deceased man, a carter, aged 85 had been much given to drinking, and being on Thursday night seized with purging and cramps, he went into a cellar in Portland-street and died. He could not afford a doctor, but had a draught from a chemist. It was stated by the witnesses that in the cellar where this man died there was a child ill of cholera at the time of the inquest. At the workhouse there had been another death from cholera, another of thefoundlinga having died tnat morning, and two others were expected to «3i0 daring ling child admitted on Friday from Milton-streer,, and two children who had been some time in the foundling ward, where they had been under the care of the woman Shaw, who died of cholera on Friday morning, were taken ill with symptoms of cholera on faatui day but in these cases the doctors hoped to prevent the more serious form of the disease from developing itself. Cheshire. After the lapse of one weet-, dnting whio/i no fatal cases occurred, five persons have died of Asiatic cholera in Winsford duringtha last, thotkird, week of its presence in tha township. On Monday, John Oilier, aged 32, died, after an illness of 14 hours' duration. Then followed Ellen Thomas, aged 11, who died in less than 12 hours; William Sproston, aged 14, who was also ill only 12 hours; Elizabeth Warbixrion, who succumbed to an attack of 11 hours' duration; and George Panning, who was at his work cutting a hedge no to eight o'clock on Friday evening, was dead at six o'clock on Saturday morning, and was ouned be tore night. The little girl Ellen Thomas, got up e?»rly OH Thursday morning to go for a doctor to visit her father who was suddenly taken sick, and on her wav" home she herself was taken id. She died at" seven o'clock on the same eyening. Her father's illness proved to ba cholera, but on Saturday afternoon he had rallied, and hopes were entertained of his ultimate recovery. All the above cases were certified \e, diffusa* attendant medical men to be Asiatic cholera; and.Dr. Leake, who was ia craatiee in the Potteries ac the time of ra- the visitation of cholera which praveaso disastrous to Biiston and other towns, describes, the disease in I such oases as have come under his charge, ad equally malignant in character. There am about a dozen cases I of cholera now in the town, and cholera/to diarrhoea, is I almost universally prevalent. A personal inspection | of the town, and of the mode of living existing among l its inhabitants, satisfactorily solves the question why Winsford should be selected for an isolated visitation r 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 whichchemioalanalysis 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 20 th 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 is. They nestle in any vacant hollow or corner around the works, and are chiefly built of bass, the refuse matter of coal caked together after being used in the furnaces. The house where Enoch Hodkinson (the flrst 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. Dundee. During the past week rumour was rife in town that Asiatic cholera had made its appearance in Dundee; but we are glad to say that as yet it is without founda- tion. There have been numerous classes of supposed cholera reported to the different medical gentlemen, but en investigation they have turned out to be rather severe cases of dysentery. That these have, however, generated into British cholera of a very malignant type is beyond all doubt. One man, named William Edward, a cabman residing in Ilalthouse. close, com- plauaed of an illness witn wmcn he was seized about five o'clock on Friday night; but it was 15 hours afterwards before it was thought necessary to pro- cure medical aid, and he died. Deceased was about 45 years of age. Another man, about the same age, a labourer, residing in Barrack-street, died between eight and nine o'clock the same morning. He was seen by Drs. Duncan and Cristie, who considered British cholera the cause of death. A labourer residing at Crichton-close, Overgate, was seized about one o'clock on Sunday morning, and died at two in the afternoon. Dr. Pirie saw the man, and considered he was suffering from British cholera. We understand this man's wife and daughter are labouring under the same complaint. A very weakly- looking man was found lying in Dock-street on Saturday night by the police, and as they thought him under the influence of liquor, and unable to take care of himself, they took him to the police. office. After he was conveyed there, the man was found to have been attacked by dysentery. He was removed with all possible speed to the infirmary, where ha died on Sun- day morning about half-past 10 o'clock. A man living in the Model Lodging-house, Overgate, was also at- tacked with bowel complaint, and died there on Sun- day morning; another man, who lived in Barrack- street, died on Saturday; a child, residing in Hill- town, died on Friday; and a woman, who lived in Rose-street, died on Thursday, all the victims of British cholera.-Dmdee Advertiser. The cholera is assuming a serious aspect in Wins- ford. There were outbreaks in fresh quarters of the town on Friday morning. Sixteen fatal cases have occurred since Saturday last, and between thirty and fortv cases are. now under treatment. Within the last few days two fatal caseg of English cholera have occurred in Manchester. The first was that of a man named John Wrigley, a tailor, twenty- three years of age, residing in Blossom-street, Great Ancoats, who was seized on the 17th, and died the same day. His wife, who attended upon him, was also attacked, and died on the 18th. On Saturday David Wood, fifty-one years of age, who )ived in Chorlton-on-Medlock, died of choleraic diarrhoea, after an illness of ten and a half hours. Notwithstanding the sanitary precautions taken by the Stockport corporation and board of guardians, a case of English cholera has occurred in the very heart of the borough. Mr. Shuttleworth, coach and cab proprietor, He%top-lane, died late on Wednesday night, after three days' illness. He was attended by three medical gentlemen, one of whom was attacked by the disease. Another fatal case of cholera has occurred in the South Shields Workhouse. The sufferer's name was Sarah Maekey, aged six years.

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