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SPAIN AMD ENGLAND REPORT
INCREASE IN TUBERCULOSIS
U. S. Public Health Service Warns
Public Against Tuberculosis,
One Million Cases Tubercu
losis in United States-Each a
Source of Danger.
Influenza Convalescents Should Have
Lungs Examined-Colds Which Hang
On Often Beginning of Tuberculosis.
No Cause for Alarm If Tuberculosis
ls Recognized Early-Patent Medi
cines Not to Be Trusted.
:* Beware tuberculosis after in- *
j* fluenza. No need to worry if ?
I* you take precautions in time. *.
!* Don't dlagrnose your own con- *
'ir dition. Have your doctor exam- *
!* ine your lungs several times at *
I* monthly Intervals. Build up your *
h* strength with right living, good *
.k food and plenty of fresh air. *
ii Don't waste money on patent *
* medicines advertised to cure tu- *
* berculosis. *
.* Become a fresh-air crank and *
* enjoy life. *
'. Washington, D. 0.-(Special.)-Ac
cording to a report made to the United
States Public Health Sen-ice. the epi
demic of Influenza in Spain has al
ready caused au Increase In the preva
lence and deaths from pulmonary tu
berculosis. A similar association be
tween influenza and tuberculosis was
xecently made by Slr Arthur News
?iolme, the chief medical officer of the
'English public health service, In his
analysis of the tuberculosis death rate
* In order that the people of the Unit
ed States may profit by the experience
/of other countries Surgeon General
Rupert Blue of the United States Pub
pic Health Service has Just Issued a
warning emphasizing the need of spe
cial precautions at the present time.
"Experience seems to indicate," says
.the Surgeon General, "that persons
rwhose resistance has been weakened
"by an attack of influenza are peculiar
ly susceptible to tuberculosis. With
millions of its people recently affected
^vith Influenza this country now of
fers conditions favoring the spread of
; One Million Consumptives In the
I United States.
"Then you consider this a serious
menace?" was asked. "In my opinion
lt is, though I hasten to add it is dis
tinctly one against which the people
can guard. So far as one can est?male
there arv ar present about one million
cuses of tuberculosis In the United
Stales. There is unfortunately no
completo census available to show ex- !
actly the number of'tuberculosis per
sons in each state despite the fact that
most of the states have made the dis
ease reportable. In New York city,
where reporting bas been iii force for
many years, over 35,000 cases <>f tu
berculosis are registered with the De
partment of Health. Those familiar
with tho situation believe that the ad
dition of u ii recognized and un report ed
cases would make the number nearer
60,000. The very careful health sur
vey conducted during the past two
years in Framingbam, Mass., revealed
_<>o cases of tuberculosis in a popula?
tion of approximately 10,000. If these
proportions hold true for Hie United
States as a whole they would indicate
that about one in every hundred per
sons is tuberculous. Each of these
constitutes a source of danger to be
What to Do.
In his statement to the public Sur
geon General Blue points ont how
those who have had influenza should
protect themselves against tuberculo
sis. "All who have recovered from In-1
fluenza," says thc Surgeon General,
"should have their lungs carefully es- j
mumed by a competent physician. In
fact, lt ls desirable to have several ex- I
laminations made a month apart Such
examin?t ions cannot be made through j
'tlie clothing nor can they be carried |
out In two or three minutes. If the
.lunts are found to be free from tuber
culosis every effort should be made to
'keep them so. This can be done by
right living, good food and plenty of
! fresh air."
The Surgeon Coneral warned espe
;clally against certain danger situs,
such as "decline" und "colds which
These, he explained, were often the
beginning of tuberculosis. "If you do
not get well promptly, if your cold
seems to hang on or your health and
strength decline, remember that these
are often the early signs of tuberculo
sis. Pince yourself nt once under the
?are of a competent physician. Tuber
culosis is curable In the early stages.
Patent Medicines Dangerous in Tuber
"Above nil do not trust in the mis
leading statements of unscrupulous
patent medicine lakers. There is no
specific medicine for the cure of tuber
culosis. The money spent on such
medicines ls thrown away; Jt should
be spent Instead for good food and d?
increase in All Respiratory Dis
eases After the Influenza
Influenza Expected to Lurk for Months.
How to Guare Against Pneumonia.
Common Colds Highly Catching-Im
portance of Suitable Clothing-Could
Savo 100.CC0 Lives.
Washington, D. C.-With Hie subsid
ence of the epidemic of Influenza the
attention of health officers is directed
to pneumonia, bronchitis and other
diseases of the respiratory system
which regularly cause a large number
of deaths, especially during the winter
season. According to Rupert Blue,
Surgeon General of the United States
Public Health Service, these diseases
will be especially prevalent this win
ter unless the people are particularly
careful to obey health Instructions.
"The present epidemic," said Sur
geon General Blue, "has taught by hit
ter experience how readily a condition
beginning apparently as a slight cold
may go on to pneumonia nnd death.
Although the worst of the epidemic Is
over, there will continue to be a large
number of scattered cases, many of
them mild and unrecognized, which
will be danger spots to be guarded
against." The Surgeon General likened
the present situation to that after a
great fire, saying, "No fire" chief who
understands his business stops playing
the hose on the charred debris as soon
as the flames and visible fire have dis
appeared. On the contrary, he con
tinues the water for hours nnd even
days, for he knows that there Is dan
ger of the fire rekindling from smol
"Then you fear another outbreak of
influenza?" he was asked. "Not neces
sarily another large epidemic," said
the Surgeon General, "but unless the
people learn to realize.the seriousness
of the danger they will be compelled to
pay a heavy death toll from pneumo
nia and other respiratory diseases.
Common Colds Highly Catching.
"It is encouraging to observe that
people are beginning to learn that or
dinary coughs and colds are highly
catching and are spread from person
to per&m by means of droplets of
germ laden mucus. Stich droplets are
sprayed Into the air when careless or
ignorant people cough or sneeze with
out covering their mouth and nose. It
is also good to know that people have
learned something about the value of
fresh air. In summer, wRen people
are largely out of doors, tho respira
tory diseases (coughs, colds, pneumo
nia, etc.) tire Infrequent; in the fall,
as people begin to remain Indoors, ihe
respiratory diseases increase: J71 the
winter, when people are prone to stay
in badly ventilated, overheated rooms,
the respiratory diseases become very
Suitable Clothing Important.
"Still another factor In the produc
tion of colds, pneumonia nnd oilier re
spiratory diseases is carelessness or Ig
norance of the people regarding suit
able clothing during tho seasons when
the weather suddenly changes, sitting
In warm rooms loo heavily dressed or,
whal Is even more common, especially
among women, dressing so lightly thai
windows are kepi dosed in order to be
comfortably warm. Tills ls a very lu
Could Save 100,000 Lives.
"I believe we could easily save one
hundred thousand lives annually in
the United States if all the people
would adopt the system of frosh ?ur
living followed, for example, in tuber
culosis sanatoria. There is nothing
mysterious about it-no speedie medi
cine, no vaccine. Tho importaiil thing
is right living, good food and plenty o?
Droplet Infection Explained in Pictures.
"The Bureau of Tul.lie Health,
Treasury Department, has jusi Issued I
a striking poster drawn by Berryman, j
tlie well-known Washington cartoonist
The poster exemplifies the modern
method of health education. A few
years ago, under similar circumstances,
thc health authorities would have is
sued un official dry but scientifically
accurate bulletin teaching the role of
droplet infection in the spread of re
spiratory diseuses. The only ones who
would have understood the bulletin
would have been those who already j
knew all about the subject. Tho man ;
in the street, the plain citizen and the'
many millions who toll for their living'
would have had no time and no desire
to wade through the techulcul phrase
COLDS, INFLUENZA, PNEUMONIA. A VD
TUBERCULOUS ARE Sr.tL.VD THC WAV
Copies of tins poster can be ch
ained ft ec of charge by writing to the
Surgeon General. U. S. Piddle Health
service, Washington, L>. C.
FLEA FOR VINES AND SHRUGS
Undoubtedly Render Roads More At
tractive and Aiso Tend to Keep
Down the Dust.
Fortunately we have in this country
examples of well-kept parkways and
boulevards which border cultivated
lands. Their ample parking is grown
ii? grass ?md embellished with herba
ceous flowers, shrubs, ami trees. Yet
thu (ann lands they border arc neither
overwhelmed hy weeds nor devastated
hy insects and rodents.
Tho rpiestion of roadsides propagat
ing vast numbers of noxious weeds
may be viewed in more than one light
For instance, the mowing of waysides
for long series of years has not done
away with the need of cultivating
crops ; indeed it cannot, for cultiva
tion is necessary for other reasons (as
loosening, aeration and water conser
vation) than the destruction of weeds.
Furthermore, the amount of cultiva
tion customarily given crops is suffi
cient to control all tho weeds the land
will grow, and this number is genernlly
present despite the razing of road
side growths. On the other hand, the
lack of verdure and shade and the
general dreariness of roadsides make
it very desirable that u different treat
ment of these most extensive public
parkings he adopted. Placing vines
upon fences and planting numerous
j shrubs and shade trees along the way
will not only render the roads more
attractive but will tend to keep down
the dust.-Exchange. j
EFFECTIVE USE OF CONCRETE
Cincinnati Engineers "Camouflaged*
Water Tanks That Otherwise
Would Have Been Blemish.
The citizens as well as the engineers
of Cincinnati, O., were troubled nt the
prospect of disfiguring a beautiful
residential section of the city with
five 100-foot water tanks, and many
plans were presented for making them
less unsightly. Tho one chosen for
architectural effect was a shell of con
Concrete Shells Which Camouflage Un
sightly Tanks in Cincinnati.
crete which transformed tho huge j
ugly towers into impressive inonu- t
moms. Tin? problem of form work ;
for iii?- construction of tho shell was i
First tin- (?inks wore constructed in ;
tho usual maimer, of stool, and those \
were filled with water so thal they i
would ho tin- same slinpc. It was F
feared thal if concrete wore poured ?
while they were empty slight changes fi
might take pince when the nuiles won? |
filled, causing tho concrete lo orarle. ^
Tho fnrms for tho first soiling were >.
placed un tho foundation and braced ?
t.? tho ground. As each pnnel of tho s
furiii weighs a ton it is readily soon |
that it WHS a dilllcull task to raise the s
hugo weight. 1
.Those water towers have hoon do- fr
signed so that they tit into the City |
Beautiful pian fd" Cincinnati. The top ?-J
of the concrete structure has tho np
pea rance of tho battlements of au Q
old fort, and Is really very effective.- jjjj
Rules for House Painting.
A widespread movement to preserve
national and private property has
aroused great interest in tho materials
v liich v iii assist in such preservation.
Paint is hy far tho most important
agency in the protection of exterior
surfaces against deterioration through
heat and moisture. Paint moans col
or; and just as the degree of protec
tion produced through paint varies ac
coi ding to Hie quality of that material
itself, so the effect of colors produced
willi paint depends greatly upon the
Chcracter of the different hues in which
the various kinds of paints are manu
factured. Pure or bright colors have
their place, while grayed neutral colors
are often necessary to assist In produc
ing the right appearance; hut the In
tense or dull dead colors should al
ways be avoided in exterior painting.
People's Home Journal.
Getting Into Print.
"Of course I'm not socking publicity,
young man. I bute newspaper noto
"Then, why did you grant mo such
a lengthy interview? I have notes
enough for more than a column."
"Well-er-can't you convey the im
pressfOR to the public that I consented
to talk with tho greatest reluctance?"
Binningham Age-lleral d.
The season is nc
peal to our people,
harvest is practice
dined give some t
sc. We want the
wish. If we have
on short notice.
In guns we hav<
and 20 gauge, L.
to see them.
We also have a
and Gun Cases. 1
Bicycle Tires, Aut
and Electric Horn
Make your wish
with dependable g
The Boll Weevil in South Car
lt appears, from a bulletin just is.-.
sued by Clemson Agricultural Col
lege, that the cotton boll weevil con
tinues to spread in South Carolina.
According to this bulletin, the pres
ent boll weevil line in that state runs
Through Beech Island and Haw
thorne in Aiken county; north of
Weathersbee and Yale in Barnwell
county; through Coven to Edisto Riv
er at Colleton-Bamberg county line;
clown the Edisto river to Weeks, and
crossing the Edisto river near Sulli
van's Ferry; through Berry Hill to
The present boll weevil infested
territory of South Carolina includes
j yield of grai:
of the right 1
We are nc
for all kinds c
your wrnts a
Haul your :
>w upon us when sr
, At this time of tl:
illy over, men who ;
ime to recreation, a
m to know that we
n't got what you wi
3 a large assortment
C. Smith and Ithic
large stock of Leggi:
We have a complete
omobile Tires and Ti
s, Weed chains and I
.es known to us. W
;oods at reasonable ]
rt & Kern;
therefore Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton,
Barnwell, Colleton, most of Bamberg
and part of Aiken and Charleston
counties. Weevils were found last
week near Sk. George in Dorchester
The same authority says the weevil
damage has been considerably greater
in Jasper, Hampton and Beaufort
than was expected this fall, but the
injury has been only to the top crop.
In Beaufort county weevils are nu
merous in every cotton field.
The Clemson College bulletin goes
on to say:
"The cotton planters in the above
counties may expect quite a large
amount of boll weevil injury in 1919
according to the present indications.
It is necessary for each and every
Q by a liberal
:ind of fertilize
)w prepared t
)f fertilizers. '.
nd we can sui
dams & C
)orting goods ap- B
ie year, after the
are sportively in*|
nd very properly jj
can supply every f
int we will get it
of Parker lw-16
a guns. Come in
ns, Hunting Coats
stock of Bicycles,
libes, Hand Horns
e can supply them
farmer to begin fall work for the boH
weevil control aa soon as possible.'
Get rid of all cotton stalks by graz
ing, turning under, or burning. The
land to be planted in cotton should
be turned this fall to better enao??'
the planter to start the next crop
Trespass Notice. 1
All persons are hereby notified not
to hunt, fish or trespass in any man
ner whatsoever upon the lands of the
undersigned. All who fail to heed
this notice will be prosecuted under
Mrs. M. J. Norris.
Sr- Bag's leia? iis^verjf
THE 'COUGH. TJH"? THE LUNGS"
o fill orders
Let us know
Le the roads