Newspaper Page Text
'YELLW PFVER .
Diem. P1rs Resegmised i 1691
la West ladIes Slnee Wiem It
Ifs Bus. ldeinek There.
Sepry e its Visits to the Utthed
States, lavading Nerthem as
Won as souherm Citi.e, sud
Destroyhlg Mauy Uves.
A special from Chicago to the En
quirer says: The history of yellow
fever in the United States, with the
awful memories of the summer and'
fall of 1878 still rising like ghostly
specters, is well calculated to arouse
dread of what may ensue between
now and the frosts of autumn. With
the frightful death lists of the past
before them it is small wonder that
the people of the Southern cities are
in a condition bordering on panic.
In New Orleans yellow fever pre
vailed to some extent every year as
far back as the records go and up to
1880, with the exception of the years
the city was under the military con
trol of Gen. Ben Butler. Then the
regulations of wartime completely
interdicted traveles from the tropics.
In 1860 the city changed its system
of quarantine from the absolute in
terdiction of commeree, which offered
incentive to '"run the blockade" to a
more reasonable detention of vessels
from infected parts that kept the
suspects from seeking entrance to the
The mortality in New Orleans in
the years of the greatest yellow fever
pestilence from 1847 to 1878 was:
l$ ............ ...... ........2,423
1855 ...... ........................2,010
Yellow fever was list recognised
defintely In the West Indies, and
smies 1061 it has been epidemic there.
In the latter part of the eighteenth
sad the lrst part of the nineteenth
eateries 'the disease ereated havoc
-.i' MuR &*f CEIhAWA~&
'" .au esait and very
` 1 : um~ sad Toilet
t y i+ s msoc
along the whole Atlantic Coast of the
United States, spreading to seaports
as far North as Maine, and into the
cities of Canada.
In 1803 the city of Philadelphia,
then having a population of 40,000,
was stricken, and 4,000 persons-10
per cent of the population-died.
Four years later Philadelphia suf
fered another visitation, with a death
loss of 1,300, and in the year follow
ing 3,645 deaths from the fever oc
In 179 New Yorx also was attacked
by the epidemic, 2,080 persons dying,
while Boston gave 200 victims to the
disease in the same year. In 1802
Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Wilmington and Charleston suffered
extensively from the spread of the
fever along the coast, but since that
time epidemics have been confined
more nearly to the Southern Staten.
New York, however, has never been
In 1853 there was a widespread
epidemic, taking in Florida, Alabama,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas,
and Texas. In 1867 there was another
epidemic, niore limited in area, but
particularly virulent in Galveston,
Texas, where the mortality reached
1,150. Then occurred the great epi
demic of 1873. In that year Memphis
furnished 2,000 victims. New Orleans
proper lost only 225 from the disease.
but the neighboring town of Shreve
port lost 750.
Then came the most terrible year of
all-1878-a year whose mention
causes a shudder throughout the land,
and whose numerals are synonymous
with death in the cities of New Orleans
The fever invaded 132 towns in
Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama,
Mississippi and Kentucky. There
were more than 74,000 cases, and the
death roll reached the tremendous
total of 15,934.
Thousands upon thousands of
oitusens fled from Memphis and New
Orleans, but of the population that
remained in the former city-about
19,600-or 70 per cent, sickened, and
5,150 or more than 25 per cent died.
In New Orleans the mortality was
about the same. It is estimated that
tin logs to the eomary ins eomnmer
cial way as a direct result of the
epidsade was above6I0M,000,000.
The epidemie of 1878 furnished
hioes whose -names will live with
those who fell in the Civil War of a
disade and a half before. The North
aet only sent thousands of dollars
and traln loads of supplies to the
else. cities-whole train loads of
-udies, for 'send eoans" was the ory
from the South-but physicians,
-us, st s pries-s and others
teblateered by the hundreds with
their w hrises.
Aber Ultelas valiaktly for weeks
the spibemis Invaded the ranks of the
mams *ad doctors and those who
One as the emissaries of God. In
Mnaphis sevteaen resident physi
qhms and tweaty-eight volunteers
lege itsr seersieed their lives.
$Al Ripints ,elevºen
SIctea 1Charlty of the same chuat,
Stis ien :tbtear f Pror sweu
d ese~e. atm were amosng the
'eilur workers who died in their
:' asbt en as outwreakof he
jImsGe~ u only de perosea
th wasanother sea,
'ie --yette: aever
em U. g ia sies a,
.g gs eompaston,
esr teussourge. A
I. believe4 to ohve
-ý;.'t a", '' ;ýICI}:.
DR. JUAN GUITERAS.
Great Fever Expert Discusses
the Fever Mosquito Theory.
Crowley Signal. "
Dr. Juan Guiteras, of Havana, one
of the greatest living yellow fever ex
perts, discussed themosquito theory in
New Orleans Thursday night. He said
that since 1762 Havana was known to
be the greatest center of yellow fever
in the world. That the island was not
without it winter or summer, and that
every year there was an epidemic.
After such a record it hardly seems
possible that no fever exists there
to-day, but Dr. Guiteras stated that
since Sept. 28, 1801, there had not
been a case of yellow fever in Havana
excepting those that were imported
from Mexico and Central America.
Dr. Guiteras said that this state of
affairs was brought about primarily
by the people having cqnfidence in
what was being told them, and being
ready and willing to adopt any
measures for the prevention of the
fever. They obeyed instructions and
obeyed them well. The speaker said
that this phase of the question was
not to be overlooked, and that nothing
could be accomplished if the people
did not co-operate and work together.
The mosquitoes were fought in
Havana. He said that if the people
in the city, State. and South would
not get so terror-stricken, they could
accomplish more, and that the task
of ridding the city of the disease
would be comparatively easy. If
neighbors would help in screening a
yellow fever house, instead of running
away and establishing a shotgun
quarantine, matters would be greatly
"Suppose" said Dr. Guiteras,
"that a boat should come into our
harbor at Havana on which there was
a yellow fever patient. Would we get
out shotguns and drive the victim
away? Indeed, we would not. Yellow
fever patients are welcome to the city
of Havana, after they get there. In
case there was a victim in the harbor,
a steam launched would be sent out
armed with a mosquito bar. The
launch would be met at the shore by
a screened ambulance. such as you
have here now, and that patient would
be taken directly through the busiest
part of the city to the other end of
the town to the screened hospital.
This has been going on since 1901,
and not a single case of fever has
developed during that time. In cases
where the fever victims were accom
panied by companions, by husbands,
or wives, fathers ormothers, we have
allowed the companions to occupy the
same room with the yellow fever
patients, and without bad results.
One case I reesil to mind was of two
ladies with their husbands. Both of
the ladies were stricken, but the men
were allowed to remain with them in
the respective rooms. One of these
women died, bet so eertain were we
that the disease could not be trins.
mited by say other means than by
the mosquito that we allowed the man
to walk out in our city within an
hear after the death of his wife, with
whom be had been during all her
"There is a laboratory, where
many tests are made, and where many
dINteee kinds of insects and secre
tioes of yellow fever patients are
daily examined, but that laboratory
is absolutely free from fever, and my
daughter, who was born in North
Carolina, visits this room, even
though she be a non-Immune. She is
very ash interested In the work, and
often visits yellow fever patients that
have been lmported to the eity, but I
entertala abs*lutely no fears for her.
The daughber of the Presidqet of the
republie; bams in New York, is also
an earnestworker, sad she alsh, is a
ne,-Isme.a. I am simply tel. ag you
these thlsso that you may les foe
yurmslf}.iett--how your city stands.
It is withi arpower to eradleate the
lever, now n o forever; better now
thea wait mthas too go"tao
for themi w1lt be a hlad,_up-hil
a; I Abo w thatk yeuswl
s se es l Ol ono l'
Dear Jet W~ve hastes ýa fse
ashe easse !K by the amsbmaer
A tdaso nw iWe sO at:
tesn /: n*5 oeat tih sak,. 3
-M ear -#ar year asywy
Pr owb bsep ii ~r swith
for tsa IuN A,
INDIGESTIONPS L cOSID
The best red1 eas prescribe for yourli
d'elL +a.ls Green's Aug"s Flower.
Sow severa l other physiciansa who pe.s
scribe t regularly."
qladlgustlon is naking an awful record
as a cane of sudden deaths. It is beat.
inu heart-failure ia its ghastly harvest.
qVou read in the papers daily of appVr
ently healthy and even robust men being
suddenly attacked with acute indigestion
after enjoying a hearty meal, sad oftheir
dying in man aces before a physician
could e4 a1Ied in.
fThis should be a warning to you whc
suffer with regular or periodical attacks
of indigestion. If these unfortunate vic.
tius of acute indigestion had taken a
small dose of Green's August Flower be.
fore or after their meals they would not
have fallen a rey to such sudden seizures.
*Aujnst Plower prevents indigestion by
creatinggood digestion. It also regulates
the liver, purifies the blood and tones up
the entire system in a natural way. r
qTwo sizes. 25c and 75C. All druggists.
For sale by Lafayette Drug Co.
"No," said the lady, "I am not pes
simistic. I have a supreme faith in
everything. Do you know, I have
never had one of my confidences be.
"That is strange. I heard some
one say the other day that age was
telling oa you."
"Yea, my son."
"Mamma says she's going to write
an open letter to the newspaper.
Whats' sa open letter, anyway?"
"Why an open letter is one which
only costs a cent to go throukh the
mail, my boy."
Amneg the Officials.
"How do you lad business, cullyrT
Inquired the bank cracksman who had
boarded the freight at St. Paul.
"On de buag," replied the saie blow
er who had got on at Milwaukee.
"Too much competition on do inside
has kilt things."-Louisville Courier
Not a Lawyer.
Mrs. Beauti-"Why did you refuse
Miss Beauti-"He's a base deceiver,
mu. He has been pretending to be a
lawyer, but he's an bappetor."
"Merey me! How did you find out?"
"When he proposed to me last night
he didn't say 'whereas' or storesaid'
once."-New York Weekly.
More Than a Hint.
"IN I should attempt to kiss you,"
asked the young man, "would" yeo
seream for your mother'"
"I spns. I would," the fair thing ad
mitted, "but it wouldn't do me much
good. Mother Is visiting fifteen miles
out in the eoimtry."
A moment later something hap
The Falk Mercantile Co. have
a new rubber-tired hearse, and
are well equipped to attend to
funerals and grave-yar4 work.
lbo Good Torn
Mi abbSBdof Heslth. A _c
of -~,o- easatmatly in stogy.fl
pw. - ii . "0'$4:
MADE TO ORDER
Ill 8 hours.
Made in Lafayette.
PREAGER, The Tailor..
JOHN BUNT, Proprietor.
vLIOaNx SaRUZr MaR EASOeIC sUnVaIN..
Fresh vegetables and a large
variety at all times. Fresh oys
ters, shell and can. Fish and
crabs every Friday. All orders
By Galbert Bienvenu,
37 Arpents of land,
next to city limits.
-191 i NEEDED
Agqnally, to All the new
created by Railroad and
Com~nes We wantYs Vgag
and LuiS of good habits, to
AND L I ACCOUNTW i.
We rmsis* gper cast of the Operatas sad
Stabls. Age is Ameuics. Our su Schobt are
%bs esw ve ?lepapbSchoolsb
We saemes a "p uNod to every ssadt to
tr iboh him o er l ia p asitie s 5o at
$go s meash is Sases eant .t he Mom."
ai.s. or hum s to so a mtosb is State west
os the Rodgia, Mytos4=N TO
So r oi c. at
E M IL. oL