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'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 'city surreptitiously. The mortality in New Orleans in the years of the greatest yellow fever pestilence from 1847 to 1878 was: Year Deaths. 147......................... .....2,250 1863...... ......................7,970 l$ ............ ...... ........2,423 1855 ...... ........................2,010 1878............................; s00 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 -BS * >TC. 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 curred. 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 immune. 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 and Memphis. 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 baepaoric. :' asbt en as outwreakof he esespeevmllamg StSt 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 obrsad 7 eate* -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 benefited. "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 illness. "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, - ..4~1 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. A BetrayaL "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. trayed?" "That is strange. I heard some one say the other day that age was telling oa you." Studying Economy. "Pop." "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 Journal. Not a Lawyer. Mrs. Beauti-"Why did you refuse Mr. Blackstone?" 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. 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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