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October SO. 1'JOS 

first ten days of the current month is 62, with 15 deaths. 1 believe, 
however, that conditions are better than these figures would indicate. 
So far as my opportunities for observation permit me to judge, I 
believe that at least 50 per cent of these reported cases Ave re sestivo- 
autumnal fever. Of the latter disease very few were fatal, so that the 
number of deaths (15) reported as due to yellow fever is fairly near 
the truth and so raises the yellow-fever mortality rate to about 50 per 
cent, which I believe to. be fairly accurate, and if anything rather 
under than over states it. 


Report from Bluefi-elds, fruit port. 


cting Assistant Surgeon Goodman reports, October 11, 1903, as fol- 
lows: Week ended October 10, 1903. Present officially estimated popu- 
lation, 4,000; number of deaths during the week, 3; prevailing disease, 
malarial fever; general sanitary condition of this port and the sur- 
rounding country during the week, good. Two of the above-reported 
deaths were from gunshot wounds, the third from tuberculosis. 
Bills of health were issued to the following-named vessels: 


Name of vessel. 

of crew. 

Oct. 4 Alabama 
S ' Utstein . . 

8 Agnes . . . 

9 Oeeola.. 

pa—n I NumbCT of ! Pieces of 
from this Plungers (baggage 
port ; n transit - disinfected. 




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32 ; 

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Plague hi Brisbane and Townsville. 

Consul-General Bray transmits the following telegrams: 

Victoria, September 15, 1903. 
Premier, Queensland, reports two cases plague occurred Brisbane, which ended 
fatally 12th instant. All precautions taken. 

Edmund Barton. 

Victoria, September 10, 1903. 
Premier, Queensland, reports fresh case plague occurred Townsville 4th instant; 
ended fatally 6th. All precautions taken. 

Edmund Barton. 

Foreign mid insular statistical reports of countries and cities — Yearly 

and monthly. 

Australia — New South Wales— Newcastle. — Month of August, 1903. 
Estimated population, 49,100. Total number of deaths, 50, including 
enteric fever 1 , and 4 from scarlet fever. 

Queensland— Brisbane— Month of May, 1903. Estimated popula- 
tion, 119,428. Total number of deaths, 137, including diphtheria 2, 
enteric fever 4, and 4 from plague.