DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
—On May 25 a class of 52 was graduated from the medical department of Columbian University.
Health of the District.
—The report of the health officer for the week ended May 21, shows the total number of deaths to have been 120, and the total number of births 122. At the close of the week there were under treatment 11 cases of diphtheria, 26 of scarlet fever, 56 of typhoid fever and 6 of smallpox.
Large Libel Verdict.
—Arthur MacDonald has been granted $20,000 damages against the New York Sun for libel and defamation of character. Mr. MacDonald was formerly connected with the Bureau of Education at Washington, dealing and writing principally on the study of children, criminology and socio-pathologic subjects.
Medical Student Dies.
—Jesse G. Strobridge, Harvard, a junior in Rush Medical College, died recently in San Diego, Cal., where he had gone