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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, MARCH 28. 1911.
6 PURE WATER FOR PEOPLE OF STATE Professor Edward Bartow j Bill by Legislature. IN INTEREST OF HEALTH Director of Illinois Surrey Shows the j fed of More Attention oy Authorities. Professor Edward Bartow, director '. of the Illinois state water survey, j who is here on orders of the state j board of health, to ascertain, if pes- i Bible, the source of the typhoid fe-. ver outbreak in the city, is urg'ng the passage by the legislature of a bill "imposing new and additional , duties on the state water survey. ' and making an appropriation there for." Professor Bartow, in discuss ing the bill, sa'.d to an Argus re porter: "The scientific study of the water1 conditions of the state as carried on for 15 years by the water survey: established by the trustees of the University of Illinois, indicate the following throughout the state: "First, the installation of water . supplies in municipalities of 1,000 : inhabitants or more where no gen-j eral supplies have been established. ; "Second, the installation of filter; plant where surface supplies are ( used without filtration. i "Third, the systematic examina tion of the supplies already installed in order that the quality of the wa ter, both for drinking purposes and for manufacturing lisos, may be controlled and when necessary rec ommendations made for its improve ment. "Fourth, the examination of the present condition of water sheds from which water for drinking pur poses is obtained. "We must consider that every town of 1,000 Inhabitants or more should have a general wa'er supply. There are 69 such municipalities In the s'ate. The need for general wa ter supplies in these ;s emphasized by a comparison of the typhoid fever rttte with the water supplies as phown in the attached reprint from the proceedings of the Illinois Wa ter Supply association. This com- par.son shows that the typhoid fe TYPHOID FEVER WARNING The Rock Island health department earnestly requests every one to carefully take notice of the following facts: 1. Typhoid fever is a communicable but preventable disease. 2. Typhoid fever is contracted solely by the mouth. If you do not put the germs (poison) of typhoid fever Into your mouth, you will never contract typhoid fever. Therefore, watch the mouth. 3. Do not eat or drink anything (water, milk, oysters, fresh veg etables or anything else unless it has been first boiled, broiled, baked, roasted, fried or otherwise thoroughlyheated through and through. 4. Do without all foods or drink which has not first been thus heated (canned or bottled foods or drinks other than milk or water) are not included in this. 5. City water should be boiled at least 20 minutes before us ing. Continue this and under no circumstances use raw water un til the mains and reservoirs have been cleaned, the filter plant op erated permanently and the tests of the filtered water, which will be published show the water to be safe and pure. 6. If living in the same house w'th a typhoid fever patient, do not handle your own food or food intended for any one else, even if it has been heated, except with hands that have been thor oughly washed with soap and very hot water (preferably also with an antiseptic ask your physician about the antiseptic to use).' Wash before every meal in this way and before cooking, serving or eat ing anyth'ng or putting the fingers in the mouth. 7. If there are flies about see that all food and drink is protected from them at all times. Flies often carry typhoid poison to foods and drinks.' S. The poison of typhoid fever does not show itself for two weeks after it enters the body. Therefore, for the next two weeks typhoid cases may develop from typhoid poison already taken in. But any such case which develops later than this will be due solely to neglect of this notice and failure to carry out minutely the di rections here given. 9. In homes having typhoid fever insist on the proper care and treatment of the patient's discharges. This will help to prevent an other case developing in the same house. Ask your physician about this. WATER IS BLAMED Council Is Informed Typhoid Germs Lurk in Raw Sup ply Prom River. EXPERT TRACES SOURCE Bo.Iing Process Is Urged Until Such Time as Filter Plant Is Work ing Satisfactorily. In a message to the city council last : evening -Mayor G. W. McCaskrin, stated that the new filter is now in readiness to start in operation for the j 3"-day test, according to the terms of ! the contract. The mayor had a confer ! ence with the executive board of Au- college and the board asked that a contract be entered into between the city and the board, with Professor Magnuson as agent for the college. The board did not wish to conduct a test during the 30-day- run. Arrange- : ments were made whereby the college j would take up the tests after the run, j the ray for the services to be $125 per j month. The matter was referred to ' the waterworks committee. ' j .The following letter was read and Correct IModes in Spring Millinery Also a New Line of Lace Trimmed Aprons Embroidery. for 3 cmy's 318 300" Block Davenport, Iowa has charge of the Inspection of wa ter supplies and sewage disposal works. All plans for extensions or new installations must be submitted ! referred to the waterworks committee: j to the engineer of the board. March 20, 101 1 . Dr. Albert N. Muet-1 susaxces abated. 'kr. Commissioner of Health, Rock Is- J "The Inspectors of the board have 1 land. 111. Dear Sir: As a result of the ! been able to abate nuisances on the recent outbreak of typhoid fever in j water sheds and Improve the gen ; Rock Island, three things must be j eral water Bupplies of the state done: very materially. The appropriation i 1. Prevent further primary infec-! for th division of sanitary ecgin- tion. Prevent further secondary infec- i whereas there are 56 municipalities j streams Is of vital Importance. The . ticn. supplied by water from streams. At ; need for a study of the condition of; 3. Guard against future trouble and times water in unfiltered supplies j the Mississippi river at Moline, the insure a pure and satisfactory water; is unsuitable for drinking purposes, j Vermilion river at Pontiac, the Kan- : supply. j Because of its unsatisfactory char- kakee river above Kankakee and the acter the people in these munici- j Vermilion river above Danville have To prevent further primary infec tion, continue to warn the people to palities use shallow well water. An examination of shallow wells in vil lage or city shows that the water in a majoritv of them is unsuitable recently been called to our atten tion and an inspection was recently made of the Dupage river at Plain field into which it was proposed to for drinking purposes. The passage ; empty the sewage from the city. At of the bill will enable the survey the suggestion of the water survey. to study the character of the various laboratories for chemical control of ; t;,e tne ice went out pe0 15 while surface waters and to suggest the best method of treatment to follow. "The present water supplies may be improved by the regular inspec tion of the plants and the regular examinations of the water. It has eering of the state board of health (Laws of Pennsylvania. 1909, page 895) was for salaries of the staff, stenographers, clerks and drafts men, $73,840 for the biennium. This does not Include traveling expenses, maintenance of laboratories and ex periment station. boil all water to be used for drinking j t f DOU,a l91" paJ8 " 18 PrPsea iu iu 11 east: iuc slim vi me water survey by the employment of a com petent sanitary engineer, assistant engineer, field Inspectors and addi tional laboratory assistants. "I hope this statement may show the need of the letHalnHnn ftwsired new filter was put in operation j ,f paased the survev wln be able to jo me reservoir ana me mams purposes until bacterial tests show that the water in the mains Is pure. A polluted water supply is undoubtedly , the cause of the outbreak. It followed the bad condition of the water at the BEWARE OF COLD : the I Feb carrv on the necesarv field work. were niieu witn impure water, it iook The amolmt of typhoid fever will be M several aays or weeks to replace me hMB and tnp general health and impure water with filtered water. Tho comfort of the people throughout water was shown to be good on March j the state will be improved." 13. but this was one month after the j ver rate is b'gher in the southern j ma(le of 114 BpPiies. One hundred il counties and lower in tne nonn-.a1( thirty-one have not seut in satr ern T 1 counties In the southern ".1 . nJes Owing to suggestions given counties the typhoid fever death by fhe watPr survev. the water sup rate is L'9.6 per 1 no. 000. Thtv- pl8 of ,nanT (.U8 Jnf.iudilig Elgin, two and eight-tenths per cent of the Kankake, Danville. Freeport. Joliet, municipalities of l.oot. inhabitants.,, ,ke Forest. Lawrenceville. or more are without general waier supplies. In the northern T, 1 coun ties the typhoid fever death rate is 14. f. per lOO.noO: 10. S per cent of the municipalities of more than l.ooo inhabitants have no general va er supply. It is a well proven fat that the 'mpro enu-nt of a wa ter supply not only lowers tiie ty phoid fever rate but the general; death rate ;s also lessened. The PHBKage of senate hill 2r-.''. . house bill 2."R. 'imposing new and addi tional duties on the water survey' win enable the survey to study lo cal conditions and indicate to the various municipalities the best meth od of obtaining or purifying a sup ply. KC'KSITV OF KIl.TIt TH "Filter plants should be installed wherever It is necessary to obtain the general water supply from pur face sources. The necessity for thi. is also seen by comparison of the typhoid fever death rate in the northern and southern parts of the state. The northern part of the. filtration have been Installed in Kan kakee, Moline, Danville, Pontiac and Cairo and one is being installed at Streator. With chemical and bac teriological control those In charge of filtration plants are able to de- been possible to make such exam- 1 termine the purity of the water they inations in cases w uere we uai c u u- arv iuruiKiinig ouu iu uiaivc ouj m -m- , . . tained the cooperation of the wa-, iflcations in the treatment when f r 6ta"d- As it has been necessary j $JARTS ter companies or of the municipal- necessary. The passage of the bill 1 (" Bfto? thf ffi,u". which had been, will enable the water survey to make i "i "" 1 teases Set the sanitary surveys of the water 1 reservoirs and mains are again filled . sheds to show where streams used I w ,,n vow.uen water. 1 nis water snouia for drinking water must be pro--i be boiled before using it for drinking tected and where steps should be I"rPoses. Additional proof of the cause lot tne outoreaK Is seen in the factthst 'the cases are widely distributed: that S2 of 97 cases, in which the water used At this time of the year it is well to keep a bottle of Red Cross Cough Medicine and a box of Red Cross Cold Tab lets in the house. A slight cold may develop into pneu monia or croup. We handle several first class cough and cold remedies that have been or the market for years and have stood the test of time. They contain no harm ful narcotics. When in doubt phone West 1526. RED CROSS PHARMACY THE SIGN OF QUALITY. f. p. g: walker Fourth Avenue and Twentieth Street. ON A TRIAL LIST 1 ities. Complete analyses have been ' Pontiac. Murphysboro, Decatur and : Quincy have been improved. W AIT I NTH. TROI BI.K COME. "I'sually the water survey is not consulted until the local authorities are in trouble. As examples of th;s , we may mention one plant recently inFta'led at Murphysboro, where we found those in charge using twice the amount of lime that should be used and the water was still unsuit ! able for drinking purposes. An ' other plant. Pontiac. in order to 1 decolorize the water during a bad season, used three times as much ilrne as the condition of the water would allow. At another plants Lawrenceville. filter were installed taken to prevent a nuisance. PHOBI.KM STt'llIKI. "The following are some of the scientific problems which have been studied by the water survey. The results of this work have not yet been published owing to lack of funds. "1. The softening of water. The amount of chemicals needed to soft en the water of 100 of the water sup plies of the state has been deter mined. This work is of value in the household and in the manufactory. "2. Removal of iron from deep drift waters of the s'ate. This is to prevent the precipitation of iron in the mains and to prevent the water from becoming turbid. This work for Hearing I luring the Ire&eiit Week. The trial list for the week which was started upon yesterday after noon in the circuit court, is as fol lows: Monday Donahoo vs. Van Daele; Duffy vs. Young & McCombs; Moran WOMEN'S BEAUTY. Is reported, used city water, and thar 1 vs. Young & McCombs. the city of Moline, with a different water supply but similar conditions, otherwise had seven cases in January, only two in February, and three in j March. j Tuesday Ford vs. DeBord, et al: Ford vs. DeBord, et al; Ramser vs. llageness; Soboliskie vs. Kersivof sky; Eklund vs. Kersivofsky. Wednesday Mehon vs. Vermuel- I'HHVKNTIXG SIZ ON UAltV CASKS. To prevent secondary infection, that is. cases caused by contact with pa tients, see that iach household has a copy of the rules for care of patients, etc. Apparently not more than 10 per cent of the casrs thus far are second ary enses, and with proper care thes-j can be reduced to a minimum. To guard against future trouble and 1 len: Everett A Co., vs. Friedenwald Imperfect Digestion Causes Ba! Complexion and Hull i'yes. The color in your checks won't fade, the brightness in your eye won't vanish, if you keep your stom-! ach in good condition. Belching of gas; heaviness, sour taste in mouth, dizziness, I iliousness and nausea occur simply because the' ! stomach is not properly digesting i I the food. 1 I Mi-o-na stomach tablets give in- j : stant relief to upset stomachs, but . t they do more; they put strength into; Dancing School Conducted by Prof. O. F. Slater ELKS' HALL Friday Evening f hp Rffiirinr'Vi nnH hnUil it iin wri that & Berkell; Meybolm vs Friedenwald. 1 R ran easjv d,ROSt a ,lpartv meal et al; Mier vs. C. M. & St. P. Rail-, had storaarn trounlP for fiix way company I years for days at a time could eat 1 nursaay state oann oi nun ! Island vs. Shields, et al; State bank i of Rock Island vs. Bryan, et al; ciooor nan ript-n carriPM fin in roniiiiifTinn i iiiL-nr.i o c..t Lf.nl.., i. . r with the Champaign and I'rbana Va-jnew filter riant should ho iiared under! -1 jciiciai Wichelman vs. village of Carbon C'iff; SzarakouskI vs. Jabelewskl. Friday Sodini vs. Sodini; Rumler vs. C, M. & St. P. Railway cora- Vietha vs. Van Daele: ir.g managed in such a way that their use was worse than their lack. The passage of the bill will allow the survey to detect trouble promptly and to make suggestions that will prevent mistakes. "But few cities in Illinois which relv on well waters for their mun'.ci- state is underlain by water-bearing ' pal supplies have attained a popula- by untrained workmen and were be- ter company. The results are cap- the responsible control of a competent j Scheuerman vs. C. M. & St. P. Rail ; nothing at all. After taking Mi-o-na treatment I am in perfect health and i can eat anything."-K. M. Campbell. 1200 S. Prospect street, Sedalia, Mo. Mi-o-na is sold by the Harper house pharmacy and druggists every-I where at. 50 cents a large box. It is ! guaranteed to cure indigestion and j all stomach distress, or money back. I XXXXXyCOOOCXXXXJOOCOOCX.) Quality The best argument any one can present when ho can deliver. able of eeneral use wherever the - , .. ...i, 1.. . , . . . i "ia" " 10 u iau,'r cnemist ana Dae-1 way company it-is iuuie&:u iiuu Customers strata from which satisfactory drink ing water can be obtained. The southern part of the sfa'e must ob tain its water from surface sources. Iu the majority of cases the water is not filtered; in fact, there are only 20 filter plan's in the state. I tion of more than 1 0.000. Most of i the large cities depend on surface I water for their supplies. It becomes necessary, therefore, to protect the streams and lakes from pollution. , The condition of the ?reas from j which the water flows into the I M fV VWMlw MM 1 aii. m mm : v Absolutely Puro u The official Government tests show Royal Baking Powder to be an absolutely pure and healthful grape cream of tartar baking powder, and care should be taken to prevent the substitution of any other brand in its place. With no other agent can bis cult, cake and hot-breads be made so pure, healthful and delicious. Royal Baking Powder costs only a fair pace per pound, and is cheaper and better al its price than say other baking powder ia the world. It makes pure, clean, healthful food. Royal Cook Deck 8(0 Receipts Free. Send Name aid Address. ROVAL BAKING POWOER CO., fcWVCK. "Methods of treatment of L.ake Michigan water. Investigations to determine the amount of chemicals that would be needed in filtration plants to filter the water used by cities north of Chicago where it is impracticable to extend the intake to a great distance into the lake. , This work was done In connection , with the investigations of the Lake Michigan water commission. "4. Sterilization of water with bleaching powder. A study of the ; latest means of water purification, j The method has been adopted by ; several plants within the state. ".". Cse of boiler compounds in power plants. I,. C. Smith & Broth- f cr1n noict I . . V, . . T 1 1 l ! .1 . . . . -. . . . v. . . , i. ..M.uf,ioi. ,t miiimu utr liis uuiv to i er vs. wiaKemore; .uuenter vs. iwo- make, daily, the necessary chemical line Plow company; Crocket vs. R. j tests to determine the treatment for I. & P. Railway company; Daebel- the day. He must also make daily bac- i liehn vs. Daebelliehn; Undbeck vs. j terloiopical tef-ts to determine whether i Llndbeck; Taylor vs. Taylor; Pea-; the treatment has been effective and j cock vs. Evans; Henke vs. Deere & I 3 the water made pure. A competent Mansur company man should be engaged for the 30-day efficiency trial and in that period ar- j rangements made for the regular con trol. ; I would have been glad to attend the j council meeting Monday night, hut could not remain at this time. If it ' - What all dealers must have. Kasv to keep with ouallty. Kasy to lose without. At High School Manager Walter Roth of the sen ior class Dlav has comDleted arranee- shouid be desired. I will arrange to ! ments for the reservation of seats meet them or a committee at some fu-1 fnr tha norma Mf ,,,a ture date. Please keep me posted as evening. The idea of reserving seats a 11 m In f hu ii vr-v 0 a V. , . i J i .i t a preliminary stuay " "' ' "s- i"- nuut-LUic ana lei n(. th ri to nn innovation whirh ; of the effect of boiler compounds on me know if I can be of further service, j jB eXpected to be popular. To give boilers, a subject of vital Interest to j Very truly yours. out.eiders the same opportunity as ! hinAK HAKIOV., ' the students, arrangements have will be Director State Water Survey. Special ; been made for the keeping of the , itepresentauve Illinois State Hoard . plat at the home of Mr. Roth, &08 Fourth avenue. Reservations may ; be made by mail, or by either tele-' phone between the hours of 9 and m. Thursday and Friday morn- ! the user of power ' "The following problems : taken up as time permits: I "Study of the mineral springs of, Illinois for the purpose of determin-! j ing the character of the mineral j water and comparing the waters of' ' the state with waters of famous m!n i eral springs. ' There is a growing ' interest In mineral water therapy. i j "The action of ultraviolet rays in j wa'er sterilization. This Is a new j method of water treatment recently ' tried in France and it should be . tested as to the possibility of apply lng It in Illinois. ! METHODS OP AXALYSI!. j "Continuation of the study of; j methods for the removal of Iron. j "Methods of analysis. A study to j j perfect methods and obtan uniform j ity. Determination of manganese Determination of dissolved oxygen This latter being very important as ; Indicating the amount of sewage than can be allowed to flow into a stream without creating a nuisance. "The scientific problems mention ed above should be taken care of by the appropriation in the university budget. The special bill 'imposing i new and additional duties' provides j for the field work and analyses nee-; essary In applying the result of the j scientific work and In obtaining and -conserving a supply of pure water! in all parts cf the state. j "Work of .the kind mentioned In : the bill la done by dlvis!ocs of the ; board of health In ether states es pecially In Massachusetts. New York. ' New Jersey. Pennsylvania. Ohio and , Kansas. The best work is being; done in Massachusetts and Pennsyl-j Hatch & Woodbury Building Contractors. Let us estimate on the cost of your building and repairing-. Good Work Prompt Service Shop 312 Twenty. fourth Street, Phone West 693. B'S Build --On a quality founda tion. The build'ng lasts. It's worth while. Math's of Health. HI Stands for Ice cream and bakery made from luality, sweet cream, but ter, sugar and eggs after a 35 year qualUy formula. MATH'S Ilotl, Phones. 1716-171H Keootul Avenue. ooeoocoooocxxoooooooocxxi i vania. In Massachusetts the appro- j priation for the inspection and in- vestigation of water supplies amounts ' 12 a ings. Under the direction of Chester I'0 .fnA,0? Per yearTa1nd of "wage: Thompson, who is having charge of! f iutwv a fai. j.flut-'ianjiit-s are maintained at the state horse in Boston and at the sewage experi ment station at Lawrence. There is : a trained corp of inspectors, chem 1 ists, bacteriologists and helpers. The ' state of Pennsylvania has a division of sanitary engineering of the de , partment cf health. This division t r.Nivi,w.U( h err e r. , rin - iirm ii I a the stage settings, the curtain and one setting was put in place last evening. The footlights have been placed, and only the side and flood lights remain to be placed for the dress rehearsal Wednesday evening. To comply with the city ordinance as regards standing in aisles at the atres, the ticket sale has been re stricted to 750 by Principal A. J. Burton. t For A!! 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Portland anri other points in California and the Pacific North west is materially shortened. First-class meals will be served in diningcars at prices to suit all pocket hooks, from the modest luncheon costing 10 to 25 ctnts to the more elaborate dinner at from 40 to 60 cents. Low One-WayColonist Fares, L'ntil April IO, 1011 $33 $32 $23 Iron Chicago from St. Louie Iron Missouri ftlver polata For literature relative to fares, routes, e.c, call on or address W. a NDMYER, General Aent 120 Jacksoa Boulsrrard. Qucao T4