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BITE?OR MOSaMTOES:
TBfI3 GKiniS OP MAt,AHIAi* FEVER
ARK THUS CONVEYED.
EXPSRIHEHTS SUPPORT THIS THEORY
Only One "Gennii .'of <lie Vlclons In
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These May Be DlsliiiKulshea from
the Innocent Kinds. \-y. ..■'..■.- .
,-Many of the discoveries which have
been; made in- the' medical sciences within
tho past tv.-enty-fivo or thirty years read
almost like fairy tales, especially such as
deal with those tiny foes 'of. man, the
micro-organisms, which, though invisi
ble except under., the ;most powerful mi
croscope, are responsible for more deaths
than are all ether causes combined.
Not all of these minute foes of the
human race are included in the term
bacteria, which, contrary to popular opin
ion; are vegetable organisms. The germs
of the various types of malarial-fever,
the "hematozo, . "malr.jriae," ; discovered
by.Laveran in ISSO, are minute, unicel
lular animal organisms, which enter, the
red blood cells and destroy them. After,
gaining entrance to the blood, this germ
almost at once enters a red blood cell;
and when, seen under the miscrocope at
this stage it appears us a : clear body
without any special*; structure, -but en
dowed with tho power of ameboid move
ment.. Later on pigment granules ap
pear, derived from the coloring matter
of its victim, the red blood cell. . Still
later faint lines are seen leading from the
periphery to # the centre of the hemato
zoon, indicating its approaciiing 1 division,
which soon occurs, setting free a num
ber of young organisms which, in turn,
go (through the same cycle as the parent
cpll from which they were derived. This
sporulation, or setting free of a fresh
crop of young, parasites, causes the chill
which marks the beginning of a malarial
paroxysm.
KINDS OF MALARIAL GERMS.
There . are three kinds of malarial
germs, eacli of which is responsible for a
distinct, type of malarial-fever. Two uf
tij<?sd. varieties always occur in immense
groups, all the, individuals of which reach
maturity, and spor.ulate at the same time!
One of these goes through its complete
life cycle in forty-eight hours, the other
in seventy-two hours, giving rise in the
first instance to that type oC malaria in.
which the chills occur every other day;
in the second instance, there is an in
terval of two., days between tho
paroxysms. These two types arc known
respectively, as "tertian" and "quartan"
malaria. '.'.Quotidian'-'.-'fever, which is
the name given to that variety in which
there is a: chill every aay, is caused by
infection with two groups of the ter
tian parasite or three groups of the quar
tan. There is a third type of malaria
knowr. as the "estivo-auturhnal," so
called because it makes its appearance
Una m me ".summer .or tarly in the tall.
The parasite- which a causes' this variety
of malaria is not found in groups," which
explains the fact that in this type' of
malaria chills, which are so characteris
tic' of the other two types,, do not
commonly occur, but the fever is more
or less constant, being often, confounded
with ■ typhoid.
RECENT DISCOVERIES.
This much has been known for years,
and a skilled mieroscopist can tell, by
examination of the blood, not only that
an individual has malaria, but he can,
moreover, name the variety, and. in many
instances, predict, with a fair degree -of
accuracy, the time at which the next
chill will occur. Since the making- of
these discoveries medical scientists have
been seeking the solution of several pro
blems, chief among, which are the two
questions: "In what form does the hema
tozoon malariae exist outside the human
body," and "How does it gain entrance
into the blood of its victim?" All at-
tempts- to .solve these problems were
futile- up ;to about two years ago, since
which time, however, discoveries have
been made which furnish at least partial
solutions. A full account of these recent
additions to our knowledge of malaria
appears in the Medical Register, publish
ed in this cify, under the' editorship of
Dr. E. C. Levy, in an article by Dr. \V. S.
Thayer, of Baltimore, wlio is recognized as
the leading authority on malaria in this
country. The salient points of this arti
cle are given in the following-abstract:
INOCULATION BY MOSQUITOES.
After the failure of all attempts to'
produce the disease by causing volunteers
to drink swamp water from malarious
sections, and even, in one instance, by
drinking human blood containing the para
site, it was found that hypodermic injec
tion of such blood into a healthy subject
was almost invariably followed by the re
production of -a similar type of the dis
ease. This discovery led observers to
turn back to an idea which had been pre
viously advanced, notably by King and
Laveran, that the disease might be intro
duced by the bites of." insects, especially
mosquitoes. Many well-known facts lent
support to this theory, even before accu
rate observations furnished actual proof;
of its correctness. Thus, malaria! locali
ties are almost always infested by mos
quitoes. : The height of the malarial
season corresponds to the time at which
these insects are most numerous. Sleep
ing out of doors at night and exposure
after sunset have long been known, to be
dangerous, but each of thase. procedures
renders one liable to mosquito bites. Culti
vation and drainage, which destroy the
breeding places of mosquitoes, are-recog
nized prophylactic measure's: against ma
laria. Summing up such argumtMUs,"
wherever thcr.j is ■much -malaria there
also arc found many m6sctuiN>es.
But this array of facts was insufficient
to remove this most, ingenious hypothesis
from the domain oi! pure speculation.
Actual proof has recently been furnished
by most convincing experiments, and all
leading medical;,: scientists.; now consider
this theory as finally established.
RESULT OP'-IxVVESTJGATIDNS.
The first;. experiments with relation to
the role 1 of mosquitoes which have yield
ed-positive ■■results;.- were begun by Ross
in India at the suggestion of Manson, and
these studies established facts of the
greatest, interest and" importance. Ross,
while studying the blood in the stomach
of the "dappled-winged" mosquito, fed
upon malarial subjects; noticed in several
instances curious pigmented bodies in. the
wall of the insect's stomach; the pigment
resembled strongly that which had been
contained in the parasites present in -the
human blood.- 'j nese elements, he im
mediately suggested! might be stages in
a cycle of existence of the parasite out
side __ the _.Jiu:nan-" bodjv; .oWingr to the
season," however, Ross was compelled to
continue. h|s observations upon the para
sites of birds,"which;-"as is well known,
are 'closely similar .to those of human
beings. s He found that in. the "grey mos
quito" fed upon; birds" containing a cer
tain variety of parasite (the "Proteosoma
Gfassii"), similar, bodies within
forty-eight n hours after feeding. ■:'- They
lay in' the muscular coat; of the mosqui
to's stomach, and steadily increased In size
until about the /Seventh y day, at which
time they had acquired a . diameter of
about 1-350 inch. ..■■'.■; '--:'
. On examining .the blood of these mos
quitoes, in which the bodies should have
reached about this \ stage of development,
similar elements were found in the circu
lation; virile later Ross discoveredßthat
at the; same, period the cells of the sali
vary or tpoison glands of the/insect were
crowded with tnese "germinal .threads,"
as he called them. As;the collecting-duct
of these -glands extends ; to .the extremity
of the mosquito's proboscis, the..-possibili
ty that 'these -gerrninar threads -mights be
the.'; actual, agents of infection, being} in
troduced iby.' the- bite of .the; insect,- im-
Qiediately:, occurred: to -the ■experimenter."
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And,- on exposing non-infected, birds to j
the bites of such insects, a fresh infection ;
with proteosomoa was almost Invariably, j
obtained. . ''
THE PROOF WAS DIRECT.
Here, then, was direct proof of an ex
tracorporeal cycle of existence of a para
site closely-- 'analogous to ' the malanai
parasite in man, and, more' man tins,
proof, that at the end of this cycle the
bite of a mosquito is capable Pf trans
ferring the disease from one individual
to another. These observations have been
wholly confirmed by Daniels and by Koca.
While Ross Was engaged in these inves
tigations che Italian observers were afeo
active Grassi,' from a study of the mos
quitoes in malarious and non-malarious
d Ktricts. had narrowed down.to thret■va
rieties, which, because of their almost In
voluntarily subjected himself tlOt 1 0 , n t^ lt r. fl e " s
periment. This patient had lived lor years
in the Santo .Spirito Hospital.^ where the
disease never occurs. '.Among.-J^e^vvA
rieties of mosquitoes to the WtesNjf^whteh
this patient" had been subjectedHtGraffilj
found two of the forms, which had
aroused his suspicions. ,-,,.„--.: ,1™
Bastianelli. Bignami, and Gias^i then
carried out with human V^^fU^non
ments similar to; those of Ross upon
birds They found that if mosquitoes be
bVlo n"iny to the genus "anopheles" v,eie
led upon patients whose blood contained
parasiWs at a certain stage in their cycle
of existence, there appeared, m tl ?
stomach "walls, bodies closely analogous
to thbse observed by Ross in Ins experi
ments with birds, and in every .way sirn.l
lar to the structures that he had round
after feeding dappled-winged mosquitoes,
which prolong to this genus, upon in
fected' human ueings They have follow
ed the complete cycle of this extraco^
•poreal phase in the existence- of twoM
the three .varieties of malarial P^^ites.
Similar sporozoa appear 111 the stomach
wall developing, in their interior, spindle
shaped sporozoids. These escape, as 111
the case of the proteosoma accumulate
in the salivary glands, and, lastlj, as .he
Italians have proved by several unabsail
abl- experiments, the mosquito at this
stage is capable of inoculating the human
subject. And. what is more, a
bite by an infected mosquito is ' sufficient.
These' observations have been conflrmtd
by the British West African expedition,
and also by Dr. Thayer himseir.
with Dr Lazear has recently been con
ducting experiments in this connection m
Baltimore and the surrounding counas-
Strong evidence supporting the speci
ficity of. the three different varieties ot
parasites is also brought out by these ob
servations. The type of organism always
remains the same after the extra-corpo
real stage in the mosquito, just a,-, has
been shown to be the case in direct in
oculations from' one individual to an-
Ouifi' 1 -
INNOCENT AND DANGEROUS MOS
QUITOES.
All observers agree that not every kind
of mosquito can convey the malarial par
asite from one subject to another, xwo
important genera of mosquitoes are_re
eognized-"culex" and "anopheles." Oniy
■the latter is a suitable host tor this .par-
asite Several gross differences between
these genera may be readily recognized
by the ordinary observer. The culex
sits upon the wall or ceiling, with its
body approximately parallel to the. sur
face to which he has attached himself.
Only in some instances, when the. mos
quifo is silting on ' the ceiling and the
stomach is very full of blood, does ths
abdomen sag downwards slightly. Ina
"anophele:?," 1 on the other yVand. lunags
from the wall.- or from the oeiling .with
its abdomen protruding at an angle oi
perhaps i~> degrees, or sometimes even
more. When attached to the ceiling v
looks almost as if it were hanging by the
proboscis. • '
The hind legs of. the culex. when in a
position of- rest, are'usually lifted up over
the back.
The posterior pair of legs of the ano
pheles, which are longer than those 01.
the culex, are never raised over the. back.
Just at the root of the proboscis of the
culex two short processes, the palpi, are
to be seen. On gross examination, these
often look merely like a thickening at
the origin of -the proboscis. In the ano
pheles. however.-the-" palpi form two long
processes, one on either side of the pro
boscis, nearly equalling it in length, so
that on gross inspection the insect ap
pears to have three proboscides.
Tho wings of the different varieties of
culex are unspotted. The wings of most
varieties of anopheles, on the" other hand,
show distinct markings. In the anopheles
quadrimaculatus there are two small
longitudinally arranged spots, and at the
end of the wing two others placed side
by side; while in the anopheles punuti
pennis along the anterior border of the
wings are three deep brown spots or lines,
between the latter two of which the wing
has a buffy color, so as to give a mottled
or brindled appearance to the mosquito
as his wings are at rest.
From these differences, which are sug
gested in the accompanying figures, espe
cially from the manner in which the mos
quitoes sit.upon the wall, the two genera.
may be readily distinguished.
The accompanying ": rough illustration, j
furnished . through the courtesy of . the •
editor.: of. the Medical Register, .shows:}
some of the gross differences between tha
genus; of -v mosquito -i''anopheles," 3 which" .
has' been: found to be '■'■. a host . of the;mala
rial ' parasite and the .commoner,- innocent j
variety; "culex." .The manner In which}
the- mosquitoes Bit? on'; the wall and? the:}
position of the hind ;leg:s- are well shown.' i.
The markings ■ on the wings' of the ano- |
pheles in the iplate-ar.e roushly, suggest '
live.*. The palpi- are notf 'represented in the.
plate." ■;/:■.—:•■ : ..r ■ ~ ;
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I BEDFORD CITY".'
I The Post-Ollice— Small-Pox Sltna
tion— SUatlng.
BEDFORD CITY, February 3.—(Spe
ciai.)-The termof Mr. A. B. Claytor as
postmaster oT Bedford City will expire
the last of this month, and it is the gene
ral verdict that in all respects his con
duct of the office has been perfectly sat
isfactory.
Mr. "William H. Mosby, whose name
has been sent. by the President to the;
Senate for confirmation .as the incoming
postmaster, has twice before held the of
fiC'.'. receiving the appointment- under the
■administration of President Arthur and
fiora President Harrison: ;
FOl the past week the weather has
been steadily waxing colder, and the
ponds are all frozen over, but as all who
desired harvested a crop of ice Jn the
freeze of several weeks ago, this ice is
only utilized 'for skating, in which the
young folks indulge, regardless of the
nipping cold.
There have been no new developments
in the small-pox situation, and with
many there is a question as to whether
any malady as mild as the cases have
been inmost instances is really the dread
disease. There have been only two "sus
pects" in the town, neither of whom wns
ill enough to be confined to bed. The
precaution of isolation was taken in both
instances, and there have been no other
cases whatever here.
There is a desire on the part of some
persons that a. government" expert be
sent here to make an. investigation and
relieve the state of suspense. In tho
rocan time, vaccination has been per
formed on the wholesale scale, and the
query everywhere is, "How's your arm V"
Thursday afternoon, although the mer
cury had" scurried down uncomfortably
near the zero point, .and the wind was
lr den with sharp needles of frigidity, a.
goodly representation of . the Thursday
Clr.b and other guests assembled at the
handsome home of Mrs. J. A. Clark.
The chief exercise of the occasion was
the study of "George Eliot,' the female
Shakespeare of English letters. Each
guest gave a quotation from her writing,
.making a rich medley of wit, humor,
philosophy, and profound knowledge ot
human nature. •
Mrs. G. C. Jeter read a selection from
ere of George Eliot's novels. Mrs. J. S.
Purks read the last sad scene in the
"Mill on the Floss." An admirably pa
yer on her life, character, and works was
prepared by Mrs. G. W. Davis. Miss
Bessie Clark read a pretty poem, "The
Hoy and Girl," which concluded the pro- j
gramme. j
An elegant menu -was then served upon j
smalt tables by~ v the hostess, assisted by ,
Misses Mattie and Bessie Clark. J
Friday afternoon Mrs. J. S. Burks gave
n charming card party to a number o'£
her lady friends.
• .. ■ .—. — ~a»* ■
In Fear of Urauyriits. /
"V (Philadelphia Record.)
A great many people have a dread of
di-aughts, but few of them carry their
preventive measures to the extreme prac
ticed''by a book-keeper in one of the
large uptown breweries. The opening or {
a door or a window will drive him to d'.s- .
traction, and. the slightest current of air .
in the little box-like office in which he ■
sits will cause him to put on his over
coat. He has tacked felt over the cracks I
in the door, and the chinks in the win- .
vow frame are stuffed, up with paper. |
The thermometer to him is an object "f
greater interest, than anything else in!
the world. His chief stroke of genius,
.and one of which he is very proud, is a
feather suspended from the ceiling by a
light, silken thread. When not busy with
his books it is his custom to divide hi.s
time between consulting the thermome
ter and watching the feather. Should the
latter move- in the slightest degree he
d.oesn't: rest content until he finds out i
\; here the draught comes from. .;
Throe Mctito n Cur.
.(Chicago Tribune.) i.
A biU has been introduced in the New
York legislature to compel the street rail
road companies of New York City to have
three men . on duty during the "rush"
hours on each of the large cars now in
use. One man is to run the car. 'Another
to collect fares. The third is to look after
the getting on and off of passengers. The
reasons why it is proposed to make the
companies put on the third man will sug
gest themselves at once to every Chica
goan, who has ever been on street car
during the "rush" hours. Much of the
time of the conductor is inside the car
collecting fares. When he gives the'sig-
nal to go ahead he does : so usually "on :
information and belief," for Ha Is unable,
to see from inside the^car whether all /who
desire* to get on or bit have done so. ■Occa
sionally ho makes 'a : mistake, and the con- ;
sequences are" . ; disasterous. Many an-el- j.
derly. or ieeble pers6n'?ha3:been\injured by r
the- sudden 'starting; of the car.; Wheri the* [
rear {platforms :are as' crowded - as they'
usuaily'are in the "rush'Vhours,; thera. is-.;
special ne ed ■-'■;■ of : tha' presence • ; thero . of
someone- in : autbprity.lv to i make .way,- lor
passengers ' ami .help, ion and : ;off. -
\V ith : the electric fears j: which . have higher .:
platforms, help ?1p o?tori/;nneded. /.."■■■ I
■''■''■'■?■■■■•■"•■"'■■■ '■- , '■■■'.'.' ... *>* ".' * .!"!" 'V./--^ ' : ..V : •[
-Book. and : job^vork '= neatly.r executed at ,
Office. . |
ANOTHER WEEK OF SHOE 'SELLING
to eclipse all previous efforts. We will take advantage o
the cold wave and sell shoes that are wearable now, so tha.
we may not carry over a single pair- ,
Storm Boots.
Kisrli Cut, Tan and 81ack.... Sl.--1
32.50 Stock Grade 1.-l!>
Misses' Button and Lacel — , >•'
Misses' Calf Lace l.O«
51.25 Ladies' Shoes... "•"»
??.50 Ladies' Shoes -- 4S
34 Patent Kid. guaranteed... :{.<><>
Men's $3.50 Shoes, welts. -.--*
Men's 51.20 Congress •••"»
Youths' §1.25 Spring- Heels... .«'J
Not cheap Shoes, cheap bought for the purpose, but
regular stock, cut to force a winter clearance. See other
tables and baskets.
KoFhGirner's w 1 « J
Our Story is a Very Short One
AND
-^- NOW
. IS
THE
•TIIVIE
TO
REID
IT.
YOU CAN BUY FOR CASH
Any ■Suit m. Our
■ House at Cost.
Any Pair of Trousers a{ Cost,
This is no fake. We do this as
we want room for spring stock.
NO OLD STOCK.
ALLEN & WILSON,
Clothiers and
Gentlemen's Furnishers,
830 East Main St.,
OPFOSITE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
[ja 2."i-F.San&Tnl -
Norfolk and Carolina
Chemical Company,
Branch Virginia-Carolina Chemical
Company.
Frao is^i c*js |io a «^| j£>' !|^ jr*\
You cannot farm successfully with
out the use of Commercial Fertil
izers. We make the best, end
seil low enough to be v/ithin
the reach of every farmer. x
■ ADDRESS .
N - folk and Carolina Chemical Co,
Crenshaw Warehouse,
Richmond, Va.
BRANDS:
SLAUGHTERHOUSE BONE SPECIAL
TOBACCO FERTILIZER.
VIRGINIA DARK LEAF TOBACCO
GROWER. fed-Sun&W&w
llf You Can't ' I
ComVWrite! 1
I Mllil^Eli' 8 No. 4 MOUTH- \
I ; 'WASH, themostagreoablean-;' |
% tiseptic and cleansing: prdparu- |
I r tion on the market, -will be sent i
j anywhere, f or ..: --"■'.'-'..•.. -.'■■•<
• j -:-. : -/v ■■-'.- 25 Cents. '-; .--' : ■' -|
I f. A. MILLER,:!
I 519 fast Broad Street, I
I , Branch, under Jeiterson h'd |
Warm Goods.
Children's Best Jersey Les-
Kins, sizes 3 to 10. 5 .«">
Misses', up to 2 75
Leather "Legging, 1 strap.... .T5
Boys', 3-strap 1.00
25c. Over-Gaiters 15
4'Jc. Over-Gaiters '.'. M?>
Infants' 25c. Button -O!>
10c. Polisii and Paste, Ic. each .O'Z
Boys' $2 Box Calf IJS-i
Richmond, Va., January, 130). i
TO OUR MANY PATRONS AND <
THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL: \
Wo desire to express our thanks :<
for the liberal patronage bestowed <
upon our establishment in the past, t
and beg to solicit a continuance of ••
tho same in tho future. Our
OPTICAL j
establishment is among 1 tha most (
extensive in the country, provided ,
with every facility for the execu-'i
tion of all optical work, essential 1
for the Improvement and preserva- J
tion of the eyesight. We do not
merely sell optical goods. Our skill, ,
conscience, and guarantee i$ be- 1
hiiul every order and prescription <
filled 1 . Our . \
-'PHOTOGRAPHIC".:
department, with dark room on ,
the premises and free ■ instruction \
in photography, is daily gaining in ■*
patronage, and its most eracier.t j
standard will be maintained. i
Respectfully,
THE S. GALESKI j
OPTICAL CO., i
Corner Ninth and Main. ;
(de 3t-Sun.Tu&Th)
I Is This the \
| Twentielh Century? \
\ ■ Is this the first year of die *
% twentieth or the closing: year ot >
\ the nineteenth century? _
V According to our constrttcttori
£ of history it :fs qtiite plain that t>
\ will not reach the twentieth j
5 century until the Ist day oc j
S January, 1901. 5
< Still we cannot, as some J
5 others have done, condemn
$ those wKS think this is the be- i
<£ ginning of tlie twentieth cen- .-<J
5 tu'ry. ■-..■ <*
S- Ie would not be consistent for «J
5 ns to do so, for, as a matter oi \
5 fact, the designs which we are >
S now exhibiting inh $
I Fine Gold and i
I ; Diamond Jewelry, >
I Sterling Silverware T \
I and Cut Glass I
S are just as far ahead of any
■J other line in thefity a? the pfo- -V
5 Vple -who think- ttiis i> the.tvreu- 5
X tieth century &fi ahead of.tne j
J'itiaie. . ;■" " ".•- - ?

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