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J. D. RO EFELLER
GIYES A ILION
TO FIGHT THE "HOOKWORM
Noted Scientists and Educators on
Commission Whicb Will Fight
Disease in South.
New York World, 29th.
John D. Rockefeller has given $1,
000,000 to stamp out the hookworm
disease in the-Southern States and to
cure the 2,000,000 persons who, it is
estimated, suffer from it there.
Mr. Rockefeller wrote this letter
under date of Oct. 26, to a dozen well
known educators and scientists, in
viting them to meet his representa
tives at the Standard Oil Company's
office, No. 26 Broadway, last Tues
"Gentlemen-For many months my
representatives have been inquiring
into the mature and prevalence of
'hookworm disease,' and considering
plans for mitigating its evils. I have
delayed action in this matter only
until the facts as ito the extent of the
disease could be verified and the ef
feetiveness of its cure and prevention
Discoverer's Observations Confirmed.
"The wide distribution and serious
effects of this malady, particularly
the -rural districts of our Southern
States, first pointed out by Dr.
Charles Wardell Stiles of the United
States Public Health and Marine
Hospital Service, have now been con
firmed by independent observations
of other distinguished investigators
and physicians, as well as by educa
ors and public men of the South.
"Knowing your interest in all that
-pertains to the wellbeing of your fel
lowmen and your acquaintance with
this subject, I have invited you to a
conference in the hope that it may
lead to the adoption of well-consider
ed plans for a co-operative movement
of the medical profession, public
health officials, boards of trade,
churches, schools, the press and oth
er agencies for 'the cure and preven
tion of this disease.
"If you deem it wise -to undertake
this eommission, I sh'all be glad to be
permitted to work with you to that
end, and you may call upon me from
time t'o time for such sums as may be
needed during the next five years for
carrying on an aggressive campaign,
-ap to a total of one million dollars
*"While it would be a privilege to
act ini any movement which offers
assurance of relieving <human suffer
ing, it is a peculiar pleasure to me to
feel' that the principal activities of
your board will be among the people
of our Southern States. It has been
my' pleasure of late to spend a por
tiotn of each year in the South, and I
have come to know and to respeet
.greatly that part of our countny and
to enjoy the society and friendship
of many of its warm-hearted people.
It will therefore be an added gratifi
eation~ to me if in .this .way I may in
some meaanre express my appreeia
t.ion of their many kindnesses and
gepitaities, Very truly,
"John D.' Rockefeller.''
Note& Men on Crunssn,n.
Tn response to this letter all but
yeg tlse gennlemen~ met at No. 26
Dr. William I Weleh, of Balti
more, President of the American
Medical Assoclation, Professor of
Pathology in Johits Hopkins Univen
sit- Simon fimenr, New York, flI
rector of the Rockefeller Institute for
Medical Research, discoverer of .the
antitoxin employed in cerebre--spinal
.Dir. Charles W. Stiles. Chief of thie
bivision of Zoology, United Staites
Public Health and Marine Hospital
Service, and discoverer of the Ameri
can species of hookworm and the
prevalence of the disease in America;
- Dr. Edwin A. Alderman, President
of the University of Virginia;
Dr. David F. Houston, Chancellor
of Washington University, St. Louis;
Prof. P. P. Claxton, Professor of
Education in the University of Ten
J. Y. Joyner. State Superintendent
of Education in North Carolina and
President of the National Education
Walter H. Page, editor of The
Dr. H. B. Frissell. P'rincipal Hamp
* Frederick T. Gates, one of Mr.
Rockefeller's business managers;
Starr J. Murphy, Mr. Rockefeller's
counsel in benevolent matters, and
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Prof. Claxton and Mr. Joyner did
not attend the meeting, but they too
have become members of the commis
sin which they have named the
Rock.(eefeler C'ommision for the Erad
ic:a*tin o f Ho~okworm Disease. In
eie letter of aerep)tanlce the ('om
hIis defiit and practical underi kinet
The hookworm parasites often sc
lower the vitality of those who are
affected as to retard their physical
and mental development, render them
more susceptible to other diseases,
make labor less efficient, and
in the sections where the malady iE
most prevalent greatly increase' thE
death rate from consumption, pneu
monia, typhoid fever and malaria.
"It has been shown -that -the low
ered vitality of multitudes, long at
tributed to malaria and climate ani
seriously affecting economic develop
ment, is in fact largely due in som(
districts to this parasite."
The hookworm has been called flip
pantly the "lazy bug." It make:
men lazy be'eause it makes them unfi
for work. It is a microscopic worm
a parasite, which originates in pol
luted said and enters the human bod
through the pores of the naked fee
of farm laborers or is swallowed witl
food taken from mud-stained hands.
The disease, unless very far ad
vanced, yields to treatment readily
thymol and beta-naphthol are th<
drugs most efficacious,
ACQUITS GREENWOOD MEN.
The State's Evidence Not Stron
Fnough to Convict.-Deliberate
Greenwood, Oct. 29.-After delib
erating 50 minutes, the jury in thi
"Williamson'' case, d1hat of Henr:
I Williamson, Sloan Williamson, Ashb:
S. King, and Sam Cooper, charget
with having caused the death of Gur
Gilchrist by whipping him, returnei
a verdict of not guilty.
The case has been conducted vigor
ously on both sides. It consumed i
day and a half with 'the arguments o
counsel. Some additional witnesse
for -the defense wbre put up thi
morning, most of the testimony beinj
The defense stressed the fact tha
Dr. Lyon's testimony showed tha
the whipping could have been ad
minstered anywhere from 2 to 4
,hours from the time when he saw th,
marks and that the negro 'had beei
in custody only 12 hours. The defend
ants, each of them, denied specificall;
and categorically that they offere;
Gilerist any violence or saw any on,
else offer it. Then the witness, Rob
ertson's, manifest lying, first ena
way and the other, helped the de
No depenidence could ibe put in hi'
statements. 'No one who knows Uapt
Rers believes -for a minute that he
threatened the negro, yet the nlegr<
so swore and immediately swore h<
Solicitor Cooper conducted thi
prosecution ably and .well. He has
been much complimented on his worn
and on ibis speech. He stressed th<
force of circumstantial evidence ai
the piart it played in this 'ease, espee
ially that one fact in a .ease some
times made a chain of circumstances.
The jury was composed of intelli
gent and conscientious men so far as
general knowledge goes. According
to their views the State did not makE
out its case by the great 'weight oi
the evidence and they rendered a ver
diet for:the defendants, ^
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FARMERS OIL MILL STOCK FOR
3 By order of the Probate Court, we
5 will sell at public outcry to the
5 highest bidder, at Newberry .Courl
House, on Monday, November 1st,
t 1909, immediately after the public
land sales, Ten (10) shares of the
capital stock of the Farmers Oil
Mill, of the par. value of $10.00 pei
share, said stock belonging to the
estate of W. W. Spearman, deceased.
Terms of Sale: Cash.
M. A. Carlisle,
John C. Goggans,
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAE
Schedule in~ efect May 31, 1908.
Lv. Newb-erry(C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
'Lv. Laures (C &W C) 2:35 p.m
Ar. Greenville 4:00 p.m.
Lv. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
Lv., Spartinburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p.m.
Ar. HIendersonville 7:45 p.m.
Ar. Asheville 8:50 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Greenwood 3:32 p.m.
Ar. McCormiek 4:33 p.m
Ar., Augusta 6:15 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Parlar Car line be
tween Augusta and Asheville. Tr5ine
Nos. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursdays and -Saturdays, leave
Asheville Mondays, Wednesdays and
NoteA The al>ove arrivals and de
patWNe, as well as conneetions with
aber comTpanies, are given as infon
mation, and are not gaaranteed.
Gen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
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