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Nothing Doing but Talk.
The following is told of a federal
official, formerly a senator of the
United States from Kentucky.
In the days of his youth the Ken
tuckian was asked by a friend to sec
ond him in a duel. He consented, and
at sunrise the parties met at the ap
Now it was this Kentuckian's duty
to say the last words touching the
terms Oi the duel. But. although he
faithfully performed this duty, the
duel never took place.
A murmur of "Why not?" invariably
goes round whenever this story is
told, whereupon the answer is as fol
"For a very simple reason. When
Joe finished speaking it was too dark
for a duel."-Chicago Journal.
His Thoughtful Wife.
"I hate to boast." said a Cleveland
lawyer, "but my wife is one of the
most economical women in the world.
The other day s' " told me she need
ed a new suit. 1 said she ought to
have it, by all means, but asked her
not to spend a big bunch of money
without letting me know about it.
Well, the next day she said: 'The
tailor said he couldn't make the suit
for less than $150. I thought lt was
too much, but told him to go ahead.'
" 'Well, I suppose it is all right,' I
said, 'but why didn't you consult me
" 'Why, dearie, I didn't want to
spend car fare for two visits.'
"I tell you, it's these little econo
mies that count, eh?"
North Carolina Gold Mines.
About Charlotte, N. C.. are many
historic spots. The Mecklenburg Dec
laration of Independence, signed May
20, 1775, represents the crown jewel
of this "Queen City." Nearby also
was born James K. Polk, the eleventh
president of the United States. The
pioneer gold mines of the United
States were located in this historic
county. Eighty-three gold mines
wer? recorded, and up to the time of
the discovery of California gold Meck
lenburg mines took the lead in gold
Grocer Sent Pkg. of Postum and
Opened the Eyes of the Family.
A lady writes from Brookline, Mass.:
"A package of Postum was sent me
one day by mistake.
"I notified the grocer, but finding
that there was no coffee for breakfast
next morning I prepared some of the
Postum, following the directions very
"It was an immediate success in my
family, and from that day we have
used it constantly, parents and chil
*dren, too-for my three rosy young
sters are allowed to drink it freely at
breakfast and luncheon. They think it
delicious, and I would have a mutiny
on my hands should I omit the be
"My husband used to have a very
delicate stomach while we were using
coffee, but to our surprise his stom
ach has grown strong and entirely well
since we quit coffee and have been on
"Noting the good effects in my fam
ily I wrote to my sister, who was a
coffee toper, and after much persua
sion got her to try Postum.
"She was prejudiced against it at
first, but when she presently found
that all the ailments that coffee gave
her left and she got well quickly she
became and rema' .3 a thorough and
enthusiastic Postum convert.
"Her nerves, which had become
shattered by the use of coffee have
grown healthy again, and today she is
a new woman, thanks to Postum."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich., and the "cause why" will
be fovnd .'n the great little book, "The
Road to Wellvllle," which comes in
Errr rend tb? abovo letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
.re ar?nalas, true, and fall of haman
OW grossly Inconsistent
we are! When, for the
sake of gain, a Missouri
physician administered ty
phoid germs to some of
his relatives, thereby
causing six or eight ill
nesses and one death, we
stood aghast, called the
physician a murderer, and
clapped him into prison for life. And
when, during the Spanish-American war,
some twenty-five hundred of the boys
In khaki were needlessly slaughtered,
many of them by typhoid, we denounced
in scathing terms those officials whose
carelessness and incompetency caused
the tragedy. But we hear with abso
lute indifference the statement that
yearly the pollution of our water
sources needlessly causes more than
185,000 typhoid illnesses and 15,000
deaths. We pay no heed to the fact
that year after year in the United
States seven times as many people are
needlessly ill of typhoid fever as there
were soldiers woundel in the battle of
Gettysburg, and three times as many
persons needlessly die from typhoid
fever as m?t -death in that tragic strug
It is the old, old story of the mote \J.\
and the beam. We do not see the enor
mity of this terrible wrong, because we
are ourselves the authors of it We are just
as responsible for those 15,000 yearly deaths
as our army officers were for the tragedies
in our Spanish war camps. And our motive
is just as mercenary as was ba* of the physi
cian who gave typhoid germs to gain a her
itage. For we, too, are actuated by financial
reasons: we are unwilling to pay the price
of- water purification. So we continue to smite
the rock of a polluted water supply and there
gushes forth sewage. And when our children
ask for water we give them poison.
To be suitable-that is, to be potable and
flt for domestic use-water must be practi
cally free from pathogenic germs, cc!or, sedi
ment, odor, taste and turbidity. Hardness
makes laundering difficult. Iron spoils linen.
Carbonic-acid gas turns water pipes brown.
Algae make water taste bad. Water supplies
differ widely as human beings, "Pure, whole
some water," the term set. forth in so many
water contracts, ls, then, wholly a relative
tenn. Really pure water is a rare thing, be
cause there hardly exists in nature water that
does not contain some foreign ingredients.
Not all of these are harmful, however, so that
water that is flt to drink Is as common as
really pure water is rare. So that, generally
speaking, the question of a good water supply
Is merely a question of being willing to spend
the money necessary to obtain it. Hence
there ought to be no community in the United.
States that does not have a plentiful supply
of perfectly wholesome water.
Anything but wholesome, however, is the
quality of the water that all too often we
actually get. Dr. F. W. Shumway, reporting
on water conditions in Michigan, says in part:
"Of the ninety-nine r. . Mes received, 79 per
cent reported the water as good, ll per cent
as fair, and 10 per cent as of bad quality. . . .
The replies from 124 localities indicate that
In 43 per cent of these localities the public
water supplies are in danger of contamina
tion." Dr. Q. 0. Sutherland, discussing water
conditions In Wisconsin, says that in his state
"nearly every stream used for any kind of
supply is contaminated to some extent by
sewage." Health Commissioner G. A. Bading.
speaking of Milwaukee's water supply, says
that most of the city's water comes from Lake
Michigan, but that there are still 5.000 wells
in existence, 91 per cent of which have been
shown to be contaminated. Lake Michigan
is the source of water for many other towns
near it. One of the tributaries of Lake Michi
gan is the Grand Calumet river. And here is
what Health Commissioner W. A. Evans, of
Chicago, has to say of the* Grand Calumet:
"The greater part of the sewage from the
business and residential districts (of Ham
mond, Ind.) empties into the Grand Calumet,
which, as it flows through Hammond, is al
most unspeakably vile and putrescent. And
this stream empties into the lake only 3,000
feet from the waterworks intake." Dr. Ed
ward Bartow. analyzing conditions In Illinois,
says that "an examination of the untreated
lake water shows that unsatisfactory water is
frequently delivered at Evanston, Lake For
est, Glencoe, North Chicago, Waukegan. Wil
mette and Winnetka. . . . And that the wa
ter supplies of all cities which use unfiltered
lake water are shown to be impure at times."
And this condition of the water supply may
be taken as typical of the entire country. A
very considerable proportion of our drinking
water is absolutely unfit for human consump
Criminal negligence is the sole and only
cause of such a condition. We dig a cesspool
and a well in the same yard, and the contents
of the one seep through the earth into the
other. We place a privy vault a few feet from
our r:ell hole, and the rans wash the filth
from the former into the latter. We defile the
surface of the ground so that every rainstorm
sweeps the defilement into our streams. Did
you ever stand at the edge of a barnyard and
watch the rain falling from the roof of the
barn and pig pen to the manure piles below,
slowly accumulating in pools of reddish black,
and draining away into a nearby stream, and
so on into some one's drinking water? Or
have you ever stood by a river bank and
watched a sewer belching forth its infinitely
more harmful human corruption? The idea
of drinking such nauseating stuff is not pleas
ant; but that is exactly what millions of us
aro doing. Like the dog, we have turned to
our own vomit. For, to quote Theodore Hor
ton. Chief Engineer of the New York State
Health Department, "We pump filth into a
stream by one pipe, and by another pipe we
pump it out again to drink."
Let me give you some concrete instances
of how our drinking water is defiled. In rural
New York inspectors from Ithaca found a
farmer, who patterning after Hercules* meth
od of cleaning the Augean stables, had built
his barn directly over a large brook, which
carried away all his stable manure. Thia
brook was one of the sources of Ithaca's wa
Along the valley of the Susquehanna there
Didn't Get the R
Tom Keene's Experience With the
Local "Supe" Who Had Played
When Tom Keene took long tours
through the northwest, where tragedy
ls still In favor, he used to keep his
company down In numbers on account
of the jumps and the high railroad
fares, writes Drury Underwood. There
were various ways of doing this, such
as by d
self to t
? ? J
ojy <J?/PP? Y/t/G JJ c/rr M TH GOOD
is a string of gond-sized
Barre, Wyoming, Blooms
burg, Nanticoke, and others,
all of which empty sewage
into the river, and a number
of which take their drinking
water direct from the river.
Wilkes-Barre does, and its
pumping' station is on an
island in the river. When
the stream overflows, as it
does every spring, the pump
wel: is flooded with the foul
est of water-the roiled river
flow containing suspended MflLfli
sewage and the reeking, sui- PHOTOGPffPf?
phurous waste of coal mines.
They make an effort to clean this pump-well.
Perhaps they succeed and perhaps they do
not. The point is that the expenditure of a
little money would protect the pumping sta
tion from Inundation.
New York state has the same tale of pollu
tion to tell. Albany, Cohoes, Dunkirk, Lock
port, Niagara Falls, Ogdensburg, Oswego.
Tonawanda. Watervliet, and other cities drink
river water that is grossly polluted by the
sewage of cities farther upstream. And 1 have
seen dozens of photographs or filthy cow-sheds
and barns, the drainage from which polluted
the watershed for Nev/ York City.
In Illinois fifteen towns north of Chicago
empty sewage Into Lake Michigan, and nine
of them draw their drinking water back from
the lake. And what ls true of Pennsylvania,
and New York, and Illinois, is also true of
other states. Particularly is it true of the
south. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from
the Gulf to the Lakes, our people are need
lessly drinking polluted water.
What is worse, water pollution is on the In
crease. "With the rapid growth of our popu
lation," says Alec H. Seymour, SecretajJ^pf
the New York State Board of Health, in a re
cent bulletin, "the defilement of our streams
also increases. Some of our finest streams
and lakes are being rendered unavailable for
boating, bathing, fishing, and domestic use.
They are of no value except as cesspools."
Typhoid fever one cannot contract without
taking into one's system germs that have beer
voided by a typhoid patient. These germs
get into the body through the mouth, pass
through the stomach Into the intestines, and
are carried through the body by the blood.
They leave the body through the bowels and
In the urine. Sometimes infection is carried
by contact or through vegetables and milk:
but the common channel of typhoid transmis
sion ls through our water supply. "In order
that germs could find entrance into drinking
water." to quote Dr. Howe again, "there must
have been carelessness in caring for the body
wastes of previous victims." And this care
lessness, as we have seen, consists for the
most part in allowing our water sources to be
polluted with sewage.
In consequence, typhoid, winter cholera, and
diarrhoea are most prevalent along water
courses used for both sewage disposal and
water supply. Conversely the typhoid rate
of any town continuously using a given water
supply fairly represents the sanltory quality
of that water supply.
The truth of this will be seen by a com
parison of the typhoid rates of towns using
clean water with the rates of towns using
polluted water. In Michigan, for Instance,
Allegan, a town of 2,795 population (in 1904)
with a pure water supply, hud, between 1889
and 1906, 32 cases of typhoid and 4 deaths.
S.uth Haven, a town of 2,767 inhabitants, with
water drawn from Lake Michigan within 100
feet of a sewer outlet, had in the same period
245 cases and 24 deaths. Manistee, with 12,320
population and pure water from wells, had
during these same years a typhoid rate of 15
per 100,000 population; whereas Menominee,
with 10,666 population and polluted water from
Green Bay, had a typhoid rate per 100,000 of
84. Hartford, Mich., with 1,246 population and
impure well water, had, between 1889 and
1906. 24 typhoid cases and 7 deaths; whereas
Montague, with 1,021 population and pure well
water, had In the same period only 5 cases
and 3 deaths. Again, Benton Harbor, with
pure water from deep wells, had a death rate
per 100,000 of 17.8; Grand Haven, with pure
well water, a rate of 13.8, and St. Joseph,
with pure lake water, a rate or 12.8; whereas
the following New York towns using polluted
river or lake water had for ten years-1S99
to 1908-these typhoid rates: Lockport, 48.4;
Oswego, 49.4; Ogdensburg, 54.6; Cohoes, 84.8;
Niagara Falls, 132.9; and Pittsburg, using
polluted river water, had a typhoid rate, from
1900 to 1907, that averages 127 per 100,000.
Before the typhoid rate of cities that have
been scourged with epidemics, the high ty
phoid mortality of such cities as Pittsburg
and Niagara Falls dwindles into insignificance.
In Watertown 44 out of 582 cases were fatal;
in Ithaca 82 out of 1,350; in Pittsburg 432
out. of 5,265. In Plymouth 114 out of 1,104 per
oubling and by putting a tin
the electrician now and then,
y had a long cast, however,
advance agent was instructed
up some local man for one of
s." Keene arrived in a one
and and made his way to the
to meet the recruit for the
question. He introduced him
he manager and explained the
l. The local dignitary said:
"That has been ?
Jones, the house
going to play th<
him." Jones app
yawned and stre
of two lines, but
vital situation c
sizer Jones up f<
then asked him 1
hearse. "No," si
the part with Mc<
W?LL c OH r/iIN/hG Vf/ry
sons died; in Lowell
132 out of 550; in
Lawrence 34 out of
141. Of 514 cases
in New Haven 73
Butler had 58
deaths and 1.270
cases. In Scranton
there were 111
deaths and 1,115
cases; in Cleveland
472 deaths and
3,443 cases; and lu
Philadelphia 1,063 deaths and 9,721 cases. In
every case the death rate has been terrible, ris
ing, in many instances, to several hundred per
The U. S. Census Bureau report for 1908 shows
11,375 typhoid deaths in the registration area,
and for 1909 there were 10,722 deaths-an aver
age of about 11,000 a years. The registration
area includes only 51 per cent of the total popu
lation, and does not include the South, where the
typhoid rate is very high. In ten southern states
the average rate has been 79. "Twenty thousand
deaths a year," says Dr. William Guilfoy, Regis
trar of Vital Statistics of New York City, "would
be a very conservative estimate of the total an
nual typhoid mortality." Certainly this is a con
servative estimate, for the complete census of
1900 showed 35,379 typhoid deaths that year.
For the sake of being conservative, however, let
us take Dr. Guilfoy's figures. They are large
The dead, lt has long been held, amount to not
more than one-tenth of the total number of those
stricken. "But recent studies," to quote Mr.
George C. Whipple, "indicate only one death in
15 or 18 cases." If we allow one death for every
twelve cases-an estimate that Dr. Guilfoy se.ys
is entirely within the mark-we shall have the
tremendous annual total of about 250,000 cases.
Think of lt-a quarter of a million people yearly
stricken with typhoid!
Recall the largest parade you ever saw-say
one with 25,000 troops in line-and think how
those serried ranks marched past hour after hour
until your eye grew tired of watching them.
Then multiply that parade by ten, and Imagine
what an enormous army 250,000 persons would
make. That is exactly the size of the army, re
cruited anew every year, that this country forces
to fight-typhoid fever.
Like any other army, this army, too, costs
mone}'. In this case, though, the cost is In the
form of economic loss. Statistics compiled by
the Connecticut Board of Health show that ty
phoid carries people off in the years of their
greatest earning capacity, 41 per cent of the
deaths occurring to persons between the ages of
20 and 40, and 60 per cent to persons between 10
The economic loss thus caused reaches a stag
gering total. The cost of the epidemic at Plym
outh, it is shown by Professor Mason, amounted
to more than $115,000, divided as follows:
Loss of wages of those who recovered... $30.020
Cost of caring for the sick. 67,000
Year's earnings of the dead. 18,419
In making this estimate, however, allowance
was made for the loss of only one year's earn
ings. An examination of an insurance mortality
table shows that the man who dies before he is
forty dies before his time. Hence his death
represents a loss, not of one year's Income, but
of many. Five thousand dollars is the sum at
which a life is usually valued in reckoning eco
nomic loss. The typhoid loss is based only on
the number of those who die. As Mr. George
Whipple points out, there is an added loss occa
sioned by non-fatal typhoid illnesses that should
also be taken Into account. The average period
of typhoid convalescence, as figured from 500
cases In a Pennsylvania hospital, is 43 days.
Hence loss of wages plus cost of medical at
tendance would easily average $100 for every
person who recovers. If ten recover for one who
dies, then an extra $1,000 must be added to the
$5,000 allowed for each death, making the total
economic loss caused by every typhoid death
Figured on this bnsis the loss to many com
munities amounts to millions of dollars yearly.
arranged, Mr. Keene.
property man, ls
a part. I'll send for
eared presently. He
tched his arms con
two or three gaps in
The part consisted
on them hung the
if the play. Keene
jr his wardrobe and
f he was ready to re
dd Jones. "I played '
^ullough twice." That !
I and Keene was sat
isfied. The particular seer
performance came and Ke<
lng into the wings, saw Jot
lng and stretching. He gav<
speech for his entrance, but
not budge. He repeated it
success and then had to
scene, which fell flat, rulnln;
formance. Keene came off
In a fury. "Why didn't you
when you saw me waltinj
"Didn't get my cue," said J
gave It to you twice." "No
McCullough gave mo." "Whc
eJNOMM9 //OW ?B??BSI
PMMMf? C. CESSPOOL
Take Pittsburg, where, as we
have seen, the typhoid rate was
127 per 100,000 population. Pitts
burg is a city with a population
in excess of 350,000. Hence its
annual death roll from typhoid
must have amounted to 3% times
127, or something like 444 At
$6,000 a life, this death roll will
cost Pittsburgh $2,664,000 a year,
or $26,640,000 every decade. And
the loss to the entire country, fig
uring the typhoid deaths at 20.000,
reaches the astounding total of
$120,000.000 a year, or $1.200.000,
000 every decade.
This estimate, however, is with
out question 'too conservative.
Mr. Allen Hazen, an eminent
American engineer, says in his
book. "Clean Water and How to
Get It," that the reduction In tbc
number of deatns In five citie3,
brought about through water puri
fication, amounted to 440. Im
proved general ?anitary condi
tions, he says, were responsible
for 137 of the 440 decrease. The
typhoid reduction amounted to
only 71. The reduction In the
number of deaths rom other
causes amounted to 232-three
times the typhoid reduction. If
this ratio of deaths due to water
holds good generally, then oar ty
phoid deaths are only a small part
of the deaths due to bad water.
That three-quarters of the typhoid deaths are
due to water Mr. Hazen himself declares. That
three-quarters is referred to in the first para
graph of this article as the "fifteen thouwind
needlessly slaughtered each year by polluted
water." Because, to quote Mr. Hazen, "three
quarters of the typhoid deaths could be pre*
vented, and thereby could be stopned this need
less loss of vital capital that is going on year'
after year." . .
The way to save that three-quarters, then, Is
by being careful, which In this case means by
providing pure water. A? Mr. Hazen puts it,
"By filtering all the water supplies of the Im
portant cities of the country, and by Institut
ing other necessary sanitary reforms."
As proof of this let us see wnat has happened
to the death rate in those localities that havo
purified their water supplies. The typhoid rate
of Rensselaer for ten years averaged 61.9 per
100.000 population. In 1908, after the water was
filtered, it fell to 30. Hudson changed from
Hudson river water to a purer supply, and the
rate fell from 59.2-the ten-year average-to
17.1. Poughkeepsie's rate used to average 112.
In 3 907 the filtration plant was improved, and
the rate fell to 34.5. In Albany the ten-year
average before filtration was S8.8. Since filtra
tion the ten-year average has been 22.2.
In Pennsylvania, Pittsburg had a typhoid
rate, according to Health Director E. R. Wal
ters, that from 1901 to 1907 averaged 127. In
1907 the city spent $6,500 000 for a filter sys
tem. During the three years since, the typhoid
rate has been 31.9-a decrease of more than
75 per cent.
Chicago affords an even more striking exam
ple of the benefit of purifying the water supply.
In 1891 Chicago's typhoid rate was 173.8 per
100,000, the highest average typhoid rate In the
civilized world. Chicago purified Its water by
building its wonderful drainage canal to keep
its sewage out of Lake Michigan. In 1908 Chi
cago's typhoid rate was 15.6-a reduction of 91
Excellent as these achievements are, there is
a possibility of an even greater reduction in the
The methods of water purification are various,
Undoubtedly filtration comes first; but filtra
tion is not infallible.
Another method of purification is the use of
huge storage reservoirs. Water ls a poor me
dium for disease germs, and in lt they die
quickly. To quote Mr. Whipple again: "The
typhoid bacillus does not multiply In ordinary
drinking water. On the contrary the cells die.
. . . Ultimately all the celia die. The rate
varies greatly. In some experiments all died in
3 to 5 days. In others germs lived a month.
In very cold water mortality ls more rapid."
Hence if water can be impounded in large
reservoirs and held for a time, it tends to purify
Sewage disposal is fully as Important as wa
ter purification-that is, for any purpose except
the saving of human life. If property is at
stake it is Indispensable.
The problem of clean water ls evidently not
a difficult one to solve. No nation has a finer
supply of water than we have.
At the least you can guard the water that
comes into your house. See that you get fresh
water from the mains, and not water that has
stood for hours in the lead or brass pipes with
in the house. House filters are plentiful, but
few of them are efficient They are merely
strainers. Don't put Ice in your water. It may
contaminate it. Your great safeguard is Is boil
ing your water. Particularly is this necessary
in the late winter, when typhoid epidemics so
often break out
he give you?" "Come on, you Idaho
lt Seemed So.
Geraldine-What is your business?
Gerald-I am a gentleman.
Geraldine-Are you on a leave ol
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"I guess I can cook up a story to ex
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"If you do, lt will result in a fanv
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Largest stock of ribbons, carbon,
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same day received.
J. E. Cray!on & Co., Charlotte, N. C.
Write me your wants for any kind of brand
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llave typewriters from SS each, ap.
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even if you don't know
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Educate yourself, your
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$400.00 to $950.00
Convenient terms if desired.
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Southern Ware room:
5 Weat Trade Street Charlotte, N. C
C H. WILMOTH, Manager