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By Dr: W. C. Cotton.
Anterior Ifalio Myelitis, or in
fantile paralysis, is a much dis
cussed djsease of childhood, to
day. Reports from Indiana show
the disease to be on the increase.
The best authorities agree that
the origin of infantile paralysis is
due to germs or minute organ
isms, and therefore we anticipate
an increase of this disease in ad
. 'jacent states.
The prophylaxis, or prevention,
in these cases is more important
than the treatment after the child
has the paralysis.
Hence we advise that you keep
your children away from all sick
rooms of any nature.
Stay away from crowded
places, give plenty of fresh air in
sleeping rooms, and do not over-
t heat the house of an evening to
last over. night; keep a low fire,
burning steady, if possible.
Do not overfeed the babies, but
see that they receive plenty of
fats, especially this season of the
year. Fats keep the little 'bodies
warm, ward off disease, and act
as a laxative; three of the most
important functions to tie con
trolled in childhood.
We wish to reiterate here, the
best fats are cream, butter and
Railroad 'engineers must have
good eyesight. How many states
or cities require automobile driv
ers to submit to eye tests ?
250 Weary Bachelors Propose to
250 Widows in Circular Letter
Santa Monica, sTov. 18. The
Oatman's Bachelors' association,
of Oatman, Ariz., 250 strong, to
day proposed in a chunk to 250
Santa Monica widows
The proposal was received in
the form of a letter by Chief of
Police Barrett today. It was
signed by the directurs of the as
sociation. The letters says that the bache
lors range in J age from 20 to 41
years, and in weight from 100 to
The chief of police is asked to
place copies of the letter in, the
hands of all the widuws of Santa
Monica, and to urge the widows
to get into communication with
the Bachelors!" association.
It is" suggested that when they
do so, the widows state their pref
erences as to weight, age, color
of Hair, complexion and so forth.
The Bachelors' association is sure
it can accommodate them.
But why Santa Mbnica? And
why only widows?
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"Too much artifically generat
ed electricity in the air. It has
baneful effect on human race,"
says European doctor. It's pay
ing for the electricity that hurts
most of us.
Country dust is irritating but
mainly harmless; city dust is not
only irritating but harmful.
Moral: Don't raise any more
dust than you have to, or else,
live in the country.