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FEBRUARY 20, 1910.
HEALTH OF IMPERIAL VALLEY Dr. Virgil McCoombs . It used to be thought that a well person could only live a short lime In Imperial valley until he was sure to become sick, or if sick he must Imme diately leave for "the outside" or he would surely perish. This Idea might have had some foun dation in fact when the original inhab itant—the side-winder and the chuck a walla—had possesion of this pace, until a few years ago a barren des ert. But now in Imperial valley health conditions have changed as radically as have the physical conditions—ln Just the same proportion as tiees have been planted, crops sowed and tilled, In the same proportion have the health con ditions improved until now the tide has turned and instead of the sick and the fall having the valley, the In valid and convalescent come from dis tant parts to enjoy our unmatched In dian summer, winter and spring. That these health conditions actual ly do exist and that they are begin ning to be recognized by the medical profession, mention might be made th t I have now under my care one patient sent by one of Chicago's most promi nent surgeons, another from Ontario, Canada, another from India- apoli* and many from nearer points in the west along the Pacific slope. . Other physicians in the valley can tell of similar cases, until the aggre. gate would show that the valley con tains representatives from almost ev ery section of the United States. In seeking a change of climate for the benefit of health, lung and throat affections are first suggested to our minds. We have many of these unfor tunate people with us, but, us is too often the case, they come so far ad vanced that they do not get the bene fit they expect. In fact, they art often beyond help, climatic or other wise. Also many come with no finan cial means, expecting to get light work, forgetting that- this is a new country with few soft snaps and re quiring a great deal of rustling. These do not get the food and shelter thai Is best for them and that is necessary to build up a body wasted by ravenous disease. But for those who come early and have been wisely informed by their family physician before leaving home, this valley affords the best possible chance for a cure, and many are cured with no medical treatment whatever, depending entirely upon climatic con ditions. . It is worse than useless and next to criminal to send a man, so sick and weak that he is unable to care for himself, to die or take his chances of recovery in a strange place and among strangers, for with this affection now adays it is difficult to And any one willing to give such a person employ ment as he is capable of performing. There Is no doubt that this place will compare favorably for this class of patients with the greatly advertised health sections of our country, all other conditions being equal. Being a very dry atmosphere, suffer ers from rheumatism do nicely here. The excessive summer heat, while rather uncomfortable, Is not unhealth ful, and this, life other localities, lias the busy season in the fall and winter. During the summer the skin is unus ually active and the rheumatic cripple sweats and steams and is all the better for It This great activity of the skin also relieves the kidneys from their usual work and gives them as near a perfect rest as is possible to be ob tained, and hence gives persons . af flicted with Bright's disease a good chance to return to their normal con-, dition. . , , ' , A common error Is that Imperial val ley is conducive to heart disease. Prob ably this opinion has been gained from the fact that it is below sea level, but there is absolutely no foundation what ever for such an Idea. Heart disease is found In all altitudes and all lati tudes wherever there are human be ings, and this valley probably has its proportion. in the same ratio as any other locality, but surely in no greater proportion. • • ■ " The county health reports show that the general health conditions are most gratifying, and as a rigid watch is kept on all Infectious and contagious dis eases, this class of cases is kept well under control, and no one need fear to make this his home from a health standpoint. ■ ' ■ ' .— . » ■ y , > PAVED THE WAY Th« Father—lt was a noble deed, young man. to plunge Into the raging . waters after my daughter, i suppose you realized the awful risk that you were runnlng7 J,. ■' The Hero (modesly).— Yes, sir. I did, sir. The Father—Good. 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I have also raised on the alfalfa enough hogs to sell $2500 worth per year. Of course, I raise my pigs on the skim milk; my wife manages to raise poultry enough, such as chickens and turkeys, to about keep the house going. So you see I have cleared about $5000 a year on my forty acres and I am satisfied from my experience that Imperial county is the greatest dairy section in the world. MARTIN DONALD. * • * STRAWBERRIES GROWING ON ICE Pacific spring, near South Pass City, Wyo., is 7000 feet above sea level, and about It ,at the head waters of the Sweetwater river, Is a series of small valleys—or, rather, meadows—sheltered by the southern extremity of the Wind river mountains. On the north de of the hills is what is locally called a "flat," where the grass ! grew in green luxuriance. In this tall prairie grass was found the tiny red wild strawberry. But If you take a spade and remove the turf, solid cakes of ice are found at a depth of often less than a foot. ";"»,' The warm spring sunshine melts the snow, which runs down the mountain side. This, goes on till late summer and autumn, when the small stream of water freezes, and soon becomes solid ice. By the actions of the ele ments and washing of earth down the mountain a deposit of soil is made on this ice, which, when the summer comes once more, springs into fresh life. . . . • The few hours of sunshine which reach this sheltered spot each day suffice to ripen the strawberries, but cannot melt the Ice beneath.—Waterloo Courier. ' '» -■ '-■• '■',*'' ' ' HARRY LAUDER'S JOKE The San Francisco Argonaut gives the Scotch twist to a familiar American story: . An Aberdonian went to spend a few days in London with his son,, who had done exceptionally well in the great metropolis. After their first greetings at. King's Cross Station, the young fellow remarked: "Feyther, you are not lookin' weel. 'Is there anything the matter?" The old man replied, "Aye, lad, I have had quite an acci dent.'' "What was that, feyther?" "Mon," he said, "on this journey frae bonnie Scotland I lost my luggage." "Dear, dear, that's too bad; 'oo did it happen?" "Aweel," replied the Aber donlan, "the cork cam' not." Cherokee Roses Form Beautiful Bower MICROBES LIKE GIANTS A wonderful combination of the mi croscope and the cinematograph was shown at the French Academy of Sci ence by Prof. Dantre on behalf of M. Comandon, the Inventor. The apparatus tunes thirty-two pic tures a second, and enlarges tne objects to LU.uuu times their natural size. A Ilea enlarged in this way would be as large as a six-story house. One of the series of pictures shown was a drop of blood taken from a rab bit into which sleeping sickness mi crobes had been injected, It was very curious to see tne microbes—which looked about a loot long—separating the red and the white corpuscles of the blood. One microbe entered into a red cor puscle and remained there. A member of the academy who was present explained to me the workings of the ultra-microscope, as it is called, by means of which micro-organisms which are only the fifty-thousandth part of an inch in diameter can be seen in the blood of a mouse. M. Comandon succeeded in taking cinematograph pictures of fatty glob ules 125-tnousand part of an incn in diameter. It was extraordinary to see these tiny organisms fighting with their ene mies in the blood, and It was a little startling. M. Comandon showed pic tures of fever microbes and the mi crobes of other diseases struggling with the corpuscles of the blood, and showed how these microbes forced their way into our organisms. It was a picture as terrible as that with which the microscope has made us familiar of the battle of the microbes in a drop of water. At present the invention is only in the laboratory stage, but it will soon be possible for all doctors to use it, and to profit by its lessons.— corre spondence of the London Express. THE TRUTH ABOUT IMPERIAL VALLEY COTTON AND ITS OTHER AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL RESOURCES. ■ The only agricultural publication confining its columns to DESERT FARMING. Published monthly, $1,00 a year—El Centro, Imperial Co., Cal. a - - ■ ■ '■ -i ■ -> ■\j'. *. ~f c,..J g Guaranteed '• oontaln at least IB par oant Immediately 1 available nitrogen, which la what all arapa moat have Literature and prloaa furnished on application, stating what erope are planted NITRATB AGENCIES COMPANY, W. 8. Span Agent, HI Btlmaoo hlk., Loe Angeles. FEMININE ECONOMY The beautiful woman in the Russian pony coat stopped at the foot of the stairway In the Brooklyn bridge sub way station and raised her voice in fervent appeal to anybody who hap pened to be within hearing distance. "Oh dear!" she walied. "I forgot!" "Forgot what?" asked a sympathetic woman who stood near. "Oh, nothing. But maybe I can gel it yet," said the fur-Clad sufferer. An Instant later she pounced upon a subway employe stationed on the plat form. "Do you keep newspapers down here?" she asked. "No," said he; "they're upstairs." "Can I go up and get one and come down again without paying another fare?" "No," he replied again. "If you pass through the gate you will have to pay." "Isn't that a shame?" sighed the Russian pony woman. "I can't do that. This old road gets enough of my money, anyway, without my deliber ately throwing money Into Its pocket. Still, I do want a paper so badly." "What paper do you want, ma'am?" said the employe. "I'll go up and get it for you. "Will you?" exclaimed the beauty. "Oh, how sweet of you. I hate to put you to all that trouble, but I must have a paper and I simply can't afford to pay an extra fare!" She gave him a cent, and in less than a minute he was back with a paper. "Oh, thank you," she said sweetly. Then she opened her purse, took out J coin and dropped it into the employe's hand. "Fod goodness' sake!" exclaimed the sympathetic woman. "Did you tip him?" "Yes, of course," said the beautiful woman. "I gave him a dime."New York Herald. 31