Newspaper Page Text
ALD E1R M A N' S
20 STORES 'IN ONE
We are receiving every day Men's, Young Men's and
Boys' Suits and Overcoats in the newest styles and pat
terns; every Suit sold is guaranteed to give absolute satis
faction. If in need of a Suit or Overcoat, see us before
buying, prices low and goods new, no carry-over from last
A complete line of Gents' Furnishing will be found at
our store. Shirts from $1.00 to $5.00. Striped Shirts
with small attached collars are the latest thing for fall;
we have these.
Robert Ries Underwear for Men in Union Suits and
separate shirts and pants, also'a full line of Outing Pa
jamas and Night Shirts. If you are wanting a nice Bath
Robe or Smoking Jacket, we have them, come in and see
We also carry a beautiful line of Men's Hosiery, prices
ranging from 10c to $1.00 per pair, all colors.
Young Men if you want a nice knitted or silk tie, Alder
man's is the place to get it.
Stetson and Etchison Hats for Men and Young Men.
A nice line of Boys' All Wool Blue Serge Pants have just
arrived, just the thing for school. Also Mole Skins, the
only pants that will stand a BOY. Mothers, try a pair for
your boy, you will be satisfied.
-...There is Danger
*in Sudden S purts
- T here is Safety in
Spasmodic plunging in.
* money matters often brings
3 financial distress.
3 Depositing your savings
in this bank brings ultimateI
success and comfort---not
3 so spectular, but safe, sure
and devoid of risk of any
Have you a savings ac
count with us?
HOME BANK & TRUST CO.
imm -.' - asua-nM anu *
A MESSAGE Of HOPE
By W. W. Keen, M. D L. L. D.
Emeiitus Professor oi Surgery
at Jefferson Medical College,
During an active surgical life of
almost half a century, I have seen
many hundreds of cases of cancer, and
I am happy to assure my readers that
it is curable, provided the advice of
those who have been in constant con
tact with this terrible disease is
sought and followed.
In a very large number of cases,
especially cancer of the, breast, the fol
lowing represents the conversation
which followed a careful examination:
"How long ago did you first notice
this lump in your breast?"
"About a year ago." (Or it may be
even longer.) This s an astonishing
ly frequent reply.
"Why in the world didn't you come
to me at once?"'
"Why, Doctor, it didn't hurt me at
all." (As if "pain" meant that it
was a dangeroi:, ium.p, and "no pain''
that it was a harmless lump! Cancer
at the beginning is almost never pain
"I am sorry to tell you that I fear
you have come too late to expect a
cure. Had you come the moment you
discovered this lump, I could have re
moved it by a very easy and safe op
eration, from which you would have
been well within a week. But now I
Cal promise nothinig, except to (10 my
very best for you."
A Little Fire Should Be Put Out
How often my heart has been wvrung
by such a conversation (worded of
course more tactfully and not in this
brusque, almost brutal, form) with a
wife and mother, who, by her neglect
to seek aid at once, has condemned
her husband and her children to lose
so dear a wife, so cherished a mother,
just when she is mots needed! How
often have I said to myself, "If only
women knew; if only women knew!"
Sometimes they would declare, "I
was afraid to come, for fear you would
tell me it was cancer." To which I
have so often replied, "If you sn.elt
smoke in your house would you sit
still and wait because you were afraid
that you would find your house was
afire? Why not (o for your own self
what you would do for your own
house ? Find out the truth at once."
Sometimes she would say-I am al
most ashamed to admit it, but it is
true. "I did see my doctor, and he
told me to wait and see whether it
would grow any bigger." I am glad
to say this is not true of the younger
men, but only of some of the doctors
who graduated years ago and have
not kept up with our modern discover
ies. "If you saw a little fire in your
house," I would reply, "would you
wait to see if it would grow bigger
before you tried to put it out?"
If every woman wiho found a lump
in her breast would consult a compe
tent surgeon at once--that is to say,
with in forty-eight hours, if possible,
but in any case within a week-I am
sure that eighty-live out of every one
hundr ed, and it might well be ninety
out of every one hundred, would be
cured and stay cured. So caneer is
curable-provided you consult a good
surgeon at. once. Remember that,
when you find1 a lump already formed,
the disease has been at work for
weeks, and it may be for three or four
months, before a discoverable lump
has been formed.
I have patients on whom I operated
fifteen, twenty, andil more years ago,
and they are still well; but they came
early, except one happy case of about
twent yyears ago. One breast had
been removed before I saw her. The
disease had returned on that side, and
had begun in the opposite breast. I
operated for the recurrent disease, and
she is well today---twenty years later.
The comp Ilete operation is not a
very long one. It has today, remenm
her, practically no mortality, and the
recovery is complete in a week or ten
(lays without much suffering. Betfore
the (lays of antiseptic andl aseptic sur
gery, the suffering was severe and
proloniged, plracticalIly e'very case be
came infected, and the mortal itvy was
large. Usually the piatient was in the
hospital for from four' to six weeks,
or longer, and~ it erysiplelas or severe
infect ion occurred, it mlighit he three
or four months before she was wvell
if, ind~eedl, she escaped with her life.
Another D~anger Sign
'The same rule applies to women wvho
notice anIy abnormal d ischiarge of
blood. Consult a competent surgeon
ait enee. (erta in in ternal~l cancers that
wvere formerily beyond ou r power to
cure are now well with in our power,
hut solely oni the condition noted---in
stanit c'ompetent, adlvice.
Every mian or w1 ~ oman who paisse's
blood from the howelIs shouldI at once
seek ani examninat ion. Thatf is the anti
cancer sloegan: "Instant, thorough
(xam ination biy a competent suirgeon.''
It may comle fronm a slight and eas ilyV
curable affliction; but it may, on the
other hand, be the very firist observedI
sign of sonmethinog serious. IIer'et,
aga i, pa in or its absence is no crite'r
ion of danger.
of the towels is the most frequent. If
a man steadlily loses weight.--twenty,
thirty, forty pou nds---and has indiges
ion, internal ennileer of the stomach
(0 bowel should II be susp Iected'(. It' he
does5 no~t soon get bet te'r, say withIiin
two monthls, the abdomen shoubhI be
openedl anid alny nece'ssa ry ope rat ion
bte done. 'Thle d iseaised sect ion of the
stomac(h 0r biowels is remloved; but.
tool often the exploraltory operation
1s done1 too late andio then d isease re
turins a fteor a wvhil('. It' no calmer is~
found, the aibdomen is closed and lie
is praictically sure to get. well within
ten to fourteen olays.
\Varts anId moles -not such as comle
anid go 0on the hands oif younllg pleople,
lbut those wvhiich remin llalpplarently
har~mless for' years withbout any change
-are serious5 sour1c(s oIf dan lger, monre
pariticul IarlIy those whliich are dIiscolor
ed, browvn, or black. A fter manyv
years of a quiiet e'xist ence, for some
unknowni r'ealson sulddlenly they be(gini
to growv. Very soon the glandis in the
neck, a rmpitI or grolin begin to en
large, at first ailwaiy qulite painlessly.
When these glands blecome enla rgedl
the whole system is often involved and(
he poss5ibility of saving life Is very
All such peanannncat nig-indat~
We have a fe
for Sale at v(
moles and warts should he removed
before they begin to grow, together
with the whole thickness of the skin.
To tie a woman's long hair around
them is the very worst thing to do.
It only stimulates them to grow more
Tihe deaths from cancer are continu
ally increasing, and have reached a
most alarming total. In the World
War, from April, 1917, to July, 1919,
76,433 of our gallant soldiers lost their
lives by wounds and disease. In the
same length of time, about 180,000 of
our* population died from caneer
over 100,000 mllore thaln the total mili
tary deaths. Of our total annual
deaths of persons over forty years of
a , n1 person in every ten d it s of
catncer. Of all deaths a mong women
over forty, one out of every eight is
I caused by ecnner. Do not thes:
figures startle you, my render? Is
it not all-important that you should
recognize red flag of "danger," When
you discover the first recogni izable
sign of possie cancer-a "lump"
anywhere, or an abnormal discharge
of blood ?
"What is the cause of cancetr?" you
ask; "and why aren't you husy find
ing it ?" I answer that no one proh
lem of disease is being attacked as is
the cause of cancer. If we find the
cause, we will be at the half-way
house on the road to prevention or
There are special laboratories of re
search on cancer alone in Hlostont, New
York C ity, Buffalo, I sondon , Partis,
II eidelberg, and other cities, and alsoi
ont a low per- sontal invest iga toris ill
other pilaces, all laboring to discover
the cause. andit how to prevenot canater
and thus to avoidl the dlreadlful alter
native of a surgical opteratiton.
Thei prob lenm h~as beent attack t'l from11
the surgical, the pathological, the
m licroscopicai, the chiemical, the biol''
gicatl, andI the tyjperiniienttal sitie. We
have learnel a grteat deal; for inastance
that cnncer is always a strictly lo'cal
disease at the btginnring, so that, if
you rtemove Lbhis smia Ill m earlIy
enough, eure is ahost eanin. If you
wait, the dlisea(e sprtils by the ah
sorbentit vessels andti the blootl) vessels
to the neighboring glands (under t he
jaw, in the armp1 ;it or the groin, orm in
iternatl glandtts) or to distant parlts,
andl then thle ca se is ho'ptless for cuire.
All we'i ean lit is palliate. ILarly op
ertion before thli disease has thus
spretad is the sine qua non1 for sue
Ultimnate Sutcce'ss ('ertain
Tlhe N-rays and radiumt art en
very ext ensivelyV ex pei imletd wiilh,
anad n toit hopeftuly in eettinI formls
of canter. It is with this in view that
the tine womoen of Amiierica prteate I
thousand dollars. I havt plersonallly
knhownI of somie remari tkaible eu res by
tihe X-rays and ratdium. liut they
shoul be tised only by experts, or they
may do irreparable' danmtge. Even if
they~ dlo no <blninmge, ill case t hey do
pera~tiont tunt i! it is tooi late.
We have aliso learnlid by tese
lbhoratories of rtsearchi that this,
that, and the other lint of research is
iitt the tru iroad to the discovery of
the catuse. IlTus, by exclusion, we are
graduanlly limaiting our1 res:earches to
the mthIods whllich ';ivt promti'e o
I feel ats certaiin oft ou1 lilt imtef
succtss as I dot of miy own~ existence,.
I am tx pertI ~., hiope ftil, and1 imapatIieiit.
for t hat glorious day to ctmel. It, will
miost liktely coiii like a thui ill the
it. ' somt lonlely, rp:.K.lt pm rnsist
cit worker. Then, intdeedl, after it.
has1 beeni tetedc~ andI flollI true, miay
wve (1hanlt. a TIo I )etum antd11 imnlor
energltiesi to the solution ofl thle manyl
0,t hor ''oblemts in mictl~inle.
Abovt ,evrythting ('lst not~ to do, I
urge that. notne of the, sn-called "can
eer* ctires" he usedl. I have seen the
dlamage' (lone by manty of t hem, andI
the happ~y time when (ealy operation
mtighit, almo~st, certainly have cured has
w extra good
1g, S. C.
The American Society for the ('on.
trol of Cancer was formed in 1913. Dr.
Charles A. Powers, a retired surgeon
of Denver, whom I am proud to call
an old friend, is the president. They
are carrying on a vigorous campaign
of enl I ightenmnent, to wibe up the na-.
tion to the growing periol of cancer.
They are a very live body. A largi
number of doctors are members and,
what is most enCouraging, an increas
ing niiuber of public-spirited1 men
and women are also memlbers. The
nominal dues are five dollars a year,
but, mcanly give 1) to fiftty dollais a'
year as patrons, and others, to aid the
cause, give their hundreds and thou
sands. The soViety sends out circula rs
pa in ph lets, etc., by the thousand, or
ganizes lecture courscs in many
places, and sprweads abroad the good
news of the curabilitv of cancer, pro
vided that their advice is strictly fol
lowed. This yea I they propose to
make a special effort during tI -eek
of October 30th to November 5d, to
arlouse a nation-wide interest and1 a
liation-wide activity to control canocer,
by persuading all who have or sUSpect
they have the disease to secure im
mediate coipeten t. advice and treat
I eariestly urge that every reader
of tlis paper wi!l join this admirable
and wholly alt ruistic society. It takes
much effort and much money to wake
up a whole nation; but that is exactly
our intention. We doctors are heartily
in accord wvith the objiects ocf thi
ns nlc Ied lhland tiold anicw
lInko un, other',. licy og occ,
OLD1. BY DRUGGIST S EVERY WEfRE
NO. G. D)INKINS f
AANNING. S. C.
- URANT & FALLERREB
Attorln;y' att Law
AMANNING. S. C.
R. 0. P'urdy. S. Oliver O'Bryan
PULRI)Y & O'BURYAN
Attorneys and~ (Couniselors at 1Law.
MfANNING, S. C. n
F"R ED I ESESNE
Atforney att Law
AI1ANNING;. S. C.
AIONEY TIO LOAN
On Real Estate-Small and Large
Loans. Long TUeirms.
J. W. WIDELMAN
MfANNING. S. C.
IR. C. CURTIS,
MANNiNG, S. C.
WEIBERG & S'ITUKES
J. A. Weinberg Taylor II. Stukes
MANNING, S. C.