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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 26, 1912, Image 14',
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of some of the big bundle of bills
I was carrying by having a boy
post them, and rushed on to Beet
field where there was io be an
evening rally onthe 4th, I round
up a chairman anda committee
and had the town billed and then
rushed to the telegraph office to
send in my first day's report.
The message I wrote was hope
ful and proud. When it came to
addressing it, I was stalled. I
couldn't think of the name of the
campaign manager. It was pro
voking. I'd just lef$ the, office
yesterday and I knew his face al
most as well as I knew my fath
er's, but I couldn't recall his
"What's his name like," said
the telegraph office clerk, trying
to help me out.
"All I can remember," I said "is
his name- is the color of a horse."
So we took a chance and sent it
to "Mr. Sorrel." I was half way
to the next town, Thrips, when
I remembered his name wasn't
Sorret at all, but, Roan.
TUBERCULOSIS DAY OCTOBER' 27TH
One day in the year to study the salvation from disease and
misery of one person in every fourth family in the nation!
Surely that is none-too much time Surely we may pause in
our strenuous lives lopg enough to do this.
If we saw one" person in a hundred million perishing slowly in
some spectacular manner tied to a stake at low tide and slowly
drowning; seized by a quicksand and slowly sucked down to death,
wrapped in the coils of a snake and about to be crushed and devoured,
buried in a caved-in well and starving while in the hearing of all
in any such theatrical death of one nva million we should be all in
tensely interested, ;
Why not take one day in the year to study how to save the
twentieth in every score of people who will die next year the vic
tim of tuberculosis. '
Dr. Holmes cajled it the Great White Plague. In his day the
cause was not known.
Now we know it. The Great White. Plague in all its many
forms is known to be a, germ disease. It' is known to be caught "by
every person who ever has it from other people who have it, or from
animals which have it. ,
It is not hereditary. 3
When Holmes named it the Great White Plague, the world
could only dread it and pray. Now we- are in position to study it
We may fight it as it comes in milk from tuberculous cows.
Kodh discovered the tuberculin test vf hich can tell almost unerringly
whether any animal orperson has tuberculosis. Kochtho'ught he
had found" a cure he really hadfscovered a method of detection
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