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The City Itemizer
Itl*bli«h*d 1894. THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 1913. Office Phone. 256, Residence Phone, 183. Water Valley, Yalobusha County, Miss. Echoes from the Baptist Pulpit. BY THE PASTOR. Today closes my first six month’s pastorate here, and during these months our church has received sixty five new members; spent eleven hundred and thirty-five dol lars in repairs and improvements; met their obligations to their pas tor; increased in attendance more than 100 per cent; and won her way into the hearts of nearly every man, woman boy and girl in the city. The future looks bright and cheerful. We are through with our repair work and this expense is stopped. It will be an easy mat ter now to meet every obligation and to carry the work on without a heavy strain upon us financially. This afternoon our workers went into every part of the city taking census. There were a few homes missed, but we will get them this coming week. We are going after the people for our Sunday School and Church. We do not want any one who belongs to another school or church, but we do want you if your not identified elsewhere. Next Sunday morning we will hold a special service for the dear Old People of our city. Every one who loves the dear old folks are most oordially and urgently re quested to assist us in making this a great service. Send the name and address of every old person, regardless of creed or denomina tion, to the Pastor, and arrange ments will be made for conveyance. The Pastor will speak at this hour on “The Mission of Affliction,” or ‘ Why do God’s Children Suffer ?” The Fifth Sunday in November has been set apart for a grand “Rally Day” in our Sunday School, and we hope to have five hundred present at the Sunday School hour. Will you promise to be one of that number. Thank you; we knew you would. Water Valley is the greatest field on earth to your Pastor. I expect to stand two weeks from this hour in the pulpit of the La fayette Park Baptist Church of St. Louis—God willing—but my heart will certainly be right here in your City. I love this grand old Church as I do no other on earth. For her my tears shall fall; for her my prayers ascend. Our pul pit will be filled every Sunday while the Pastor is away by Rev. J M. Metts, whom many of you know and love. To Aid Consumptives. The following address has been sent out by the Mississippi Anti Tuberculosis Committee through its Field Agent and Corresponding Secretary, W. B. Rowan: “The Mississippi Anti Tuber culosis Campaign Committee of fers a word of cheer to those who may have tuberculosis or consump tion, and invites correspondence from any pt 3on who wishes liter ature for himself or others. “We are attempting to locate the 12,000 cases known to exist in Mississippi, and would appreciate the address of any sufferer in your community. The Christmas Seal fund is supporting the work. “Mississippi, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming are the only states in the Union with no method or hospital for the cure ofconsump tives. “1620 deaths from this disease have occurred in Mississippi dur ing the past eight months, accord ing to ttie records in the Bureau of Vital Statistics. “This represents an annual loss to the state of $2,916,000; valuing a human life at $1200, each. “The burial expenses, let alone the care in illness, of these pa tients will amount to more than $50,000 a year. “Consumption is a preventable disease, hence careless consump tives should not be mixing with the public, but should have some hospital or camp where they will be cared for. “It is not right for us to provide no place for the unfortunate, friendless and pitiable oonsump tive who in his puberty is unable to help himself. 'The hospitals of the State are open to the man who cuts his finger or has a chill, but not to those who are in greatest need. ‘‘We present this to you in or der that you may know that we stand ready, with the State Board of Health, to mold public opinion in favor of any plans the legisla ture may adopt to remedy this condition. We are gathering much data from other States and coun tries and invite suggestions and correspondence. “You get consumption from others, Through their careless spitting usually. •\tmes may put toe germs in your food. “Your cook or washerwoman may bring it to your house. “Milk may spread the disease from cows to children. “The signs of consumption are: “Loss of weight. “Afternoon fever and night sweats. “Hoarseness and cough. “Presence of germs in sputem. “You can cure consumption by sleeping in the open air, “Spending the day in sunshine. “Eating nourishing food. “Rest under the direction of your doctor. The aim of the Mississippi Anti Tuberculosis Campaign Commit tee is: To eventually eliminate tuber culosis from Mississippi. To offer a word of hope and ad vice to over 12,000 tubercular patients. To teach the sick to protect the well and the well to protect themselves. To get better bouses for our poor. To help enforce the pure food regulations. To see that dairy herds are tested for tuberculosis. To see that foodstuffs are pro tected from dust and flies. To prevent spitting in public places. To see that officials enforoe the laws for the proteoiion of the public health. To instill in dootors their duties in early diagnosis and reports of their oases.