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FATAL SNAKE-BITE.

DUMBALK, Wednesday.

A case of snake-bite, which has Rince ' proved fatal, occurred on Monday. The . four-year-old daughter of Mr, E. Holmes,

while playing in the garden near the house, i was bitten by a tiger snake on the foot.

The mother instantly applied a ligature, ¡ sucked the wound, and sent for tho father,

who was working at some distance from , tlie house. Mr. Holmes injected chloride of lime, and then sought medical assist ance. All recognised methods of treatment were followed, and the child seemed to be recovering, but suircred a relapse, and died this morning. The snake was killed about

nn hour after Iho occurrence. Snakes are , very numerous this year, and it is proposed

to obtain a chloride of lime injection appa- « ratus and place it in the local hall. '

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