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title: 'The Conservative [microform]. (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902, December 15, 1898, Page 6, Image 6',
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6 'Cbe Conservative.
ledge to repeat that n child should be
vncciimted nfc three to six months nfter
birth , thnt the vaccination should bo
repeated at puberty and at maturity ,
and that the vaccination also should be
done after every exposure to a case of
smallpox. Under these precautions ,
which require neither time nor expense ,
smallpox would soon entirely cease to
be. Unvaccinated individuals are al
ways sources of possible danger in a
community , as was shown in this epi
demic. It is interesting to note that all
opposition to vaccination disappears at
once in the presence of an epidemic , and
that the disease itself , after vaccination ,
rapidly disappears. All the contribu
tions to the welfare of mankind made
in the whole realms of law and theology
do not compare with this single contri
bution of medicine , but here , as every
where , good people must be punished
from time to time for ignorance and in
difference to impress the fact.
The following letter and answer are
self-explanatory , and may add interest
to the present outbreak of the disease.
It will become apparent from my re-
spouse that I did not attach much sig
nificance to the induration of the papule ,
except , perhaps , in separation of small
pox from measles :
TOI.KDO , O. , November 5 , 18S > 8.
JAS. T. WIHTTAKEH , M. D.i2 ! Gin-fluid Place ,
Cincinnati , O.
Driii- Doctor : The State of Ohio is now in
fested with a mild form of variola in which the
question of diagnosis has become especially
important. Writers accessible- mo lack the
desired deflniteness. Your study has been
especial , and experience extensive. I beg per
mission to trespass on your time with four
I. Does the shot-like papule always appear
in a case of variola ?
- ' . Does the same present in varioloid ?
II. Does this shot-like object present in any
other skin disease ?
1. Does the appearance of the vesicles on the
palms and soles occur in any other disease than
variola and varioloid ?
We certainly need some more definite facts
as to the diagnosis of these diseases , and I hope
you will find time to aid mo.
Very truly yours ,
.T. T. WOODS ,
CINCINNATI , November 5,180S.
DIJAH Dii. WOODS :
In answer to your questions , I would say :
1. The shot-like papule is quite characteris
tic of variola , but it by no means always ap
pears in every case of variola.
2. It appears in varioloid as well as in var
iola , because cases of varioloid begin , as a rule ,
just as do cases of variola , and the mild character -
actor is imprinted later in the course of the
Si. The same condition may appear in other
.skin diseases , sometimes in so common an af
fection as prurigo , and there are nodules in
erythema nodosum and sometimes in certain
forms of herpes.
1. The appearance of vesicles on the palms
and soles is more frequent in variola , but is by
no means exclusive to this disease , as they
sometimes appear also in other affections nota
bly in syphilis.
I would quite agree to the effect that it is
sometimes dilllcult to diagnosticate the dis
ease at the start , but there is nothing like it in
its later course.
Yours respectfully ,
.T. T. WiMTTAKKH , M. D.
lu September ,
HKltllKKT SI'KNCKIt io7. > ivr , . enml
18"5' < ° P ° U'
ccr gave to the
thinking world the first edition of his
very profound and valuable work on
This volume ought to be in every pub
lic library. It ought to bo in the hands
of all the reading and thinking parents
in the United States. It may contain
some errors. But it contains hundreds
Mr. Spencer commends : "That edu
cation which prepares for direct self-
preservation ; that which prepares for in
direct self-preservation ; that which pre
pares for parenthood ; that "which pre-
pares'for citizenship ; that which prepares
for the miscellaneous requirements. ' '
THE CONSERVATIVE would have col
leges and schools teach more of that
which is useful , than of that which is
merely ornamental. The self-reliance
and self denial which are absolutely es
sential to human success should be in
culcated everywhere by parents and
For some years
u'"tc < s"tes
A.department ot agriculture
I OI AGANI > A.
tained agents in Europe whose official
duty was to make Scandinavians , Ger
mans , Frenchmen and Englishmen yearn
for and eat corn bread. But as bread on
the other side of the Atlantic is generally
consumed cold , instead of hot , and as
cold corn bread , oven in the United
States , is not considered an appetizing
diet the expenditure of government
funds upon the corn bread propaganda
was not remunerative. It is not the
business of the government of the
United States to vend or act as advance
agent for those who wish to vend corn
commodities , or any other food products ,
either in Europe or elsewhere. Nor is it
a function of government to develop a
taste for foods in the old world which
are novel and untried among its peoples.
The proposed appropriation and ex
penditure of a large sum of money from
the national treasury for the alleged
purpose of making corn bread , hoecakes ,
pancakes and hasty pudding at the coin
ing Paris exposition are merely a sub
terfuge for securing funds out of which
jaunts to Europe and a sojourn at Paris
for personal and political favorites maybe
bo legally paid for.
The products of American corn in edi
ble form are steadily seeking and find
ing European markets. Already private
enterprise has placed corn flour , starch ,
grits and meals at London and other
trans-Atlantic trade centers. For years
Nebraska City manufactories have been
regularly represented by special agents
in England and other countries. And the
trade is satisfactorily growing. Demand
makes a market for corn goods. De
mand must bo evolved from a desire for
those goods. That desire must bo born
of a satisfactory experience of those
goods and that experience in London
was brought about by the pluck and
push of the Nebraska City Cereal Mills
and the Argo Manufacturing Company.
Government was not solicited to aid
either concern. Independent and in
dustrious manufacturers neither expect
nor ask government to help them in
There is no more reason for govern
ment to become a peddler in Europe of
corn bread than there is for American
ambassadors to advertise and hawk
popcorn in the streets of London , Paris ,
Vienna , Rome and Berlin.
American pluck and far-sighted enter
prise will hunt for and find markets all
over the world unless impeded by re
Sending a lot of lazy and impecunious
gentlemen of fine families to Europe at
public expense to advertise Johnny cake
and cornmeal imish is an expensive farce
and a fraud upon every American tax
payer. When the individual sagacity
and energy of the Western manufac
turer and merchant 'fail there is no
chance for government agents to win
and where personal pluck wins there is
no need of public aid.
The coming ses-
' sioii of the legisla-
ture of the state of
Nebraska can be made of great benefic
ence to the commonwealth. If it shall
do nothing but repeal the bad laws and
eradicate unnecessary offices it will have
conferred a very great blessing upon a
tax-paying people. But it can do much
more and it is hoped , by all good citizens ,
that it will do much more by giving the
state a revenue system which shall make
taxation equitable and just.
There are many ,
i. . . . . .
of the United States who do not , and
can not , endorse the principles and pol
icies as now advocated and expounded
by either the republican or the democratic
These citi/.ens are generally men of
good name and high character and are
animated by a genuine love of country.
They wish for universal liberty , regu
lated by law. They desire a government
based upon merit and intelligence , to
be administered with efficiency and
economy. They are tired of government
on the spoils system.
They demand a return to that frugal
ity , honesty and conscientious discharge
of duties on the part of all their ser
vants in either elective or appointive
offices , which characterized the Jeffersonian -
sonian ago of the republic.
These voters , numbering tons of
thousands of the best and most sincerely
patriotic citi/.ens , are inexorably antag
onistic to many dominant methods in