THE CHOLERA. In Baltimore the deaths by cholera from the 23d to the 30th ult, inclusive, were 99. The disease does not excite any alarm, and indeed there is no perceptible change in the pursuits of the inhabitants.
The “Patriot” says: We have looked with some attention, in our walks, but observed no shops or warehouses closed. Dwelling-houses are many of them always shut at this season, from the absence of the residents; but the number of such is not increased since the ascertained prevalence of the cholera. From conversation with a great number of physicians, we learn that the disease is almost exclusively confined to the imprudent and the intemperate.
In Philadelphia on the 29th ult. there were only 20 cases reported and 4 deaths– in New York on the same day 21 cases and 6 deaths, A few cases have occurred in almost every town and city on the line of the Atlantic coast, and in the interior of New York, New Jersey, &c., but it is not necessary to give particulars.
We, however, again say, that p[unreadable] caution, are all that is necessary [unreadable] against the disease– and that if [unreadable] be so fool-hardy as to indulge in fruit, corn, watermelons, &c. and are resolved to try and experiment, the chances are ten to one against them!
Three persons have died of malignant cholera at the Alms House, situated about two miles from Frederick– But the city is perfectly free from disease. At Harper’s Ferry, the Irish laborers have suffered severely, and it is stated on respectable authority, that eight deaths occurred in one day during the present week. Some of the contractors on the canal have abandoned their work, in consequence of their inability to keep the workmen together.
P.S. In Washington city, on Wednesday, 17 new cases of Cholera were reported by the board of health.
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