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RUSHING THE SCRAP HERO.
ocac 111. NeliCitd Resource. in go I ODOI ,DOC 10L30C CONSUMPTION COSTS Startling Statistic! Brought Out at the Tutftrculosls Congress by Professor Fisher, of Vale. Washington, D. C. Professor Irv ing risner, 01 xaie 1 untrsiij, itnu a paper before the International Con grwis on Tuberculosis which created a decided sensation. Professor Fisher's paper was on "The Cost of Tubercu losis," and he made the startling an nouncement that fhe great white plague costs In hard cash over one billion dollars a year. He estimated that consumption kills 138,000 persons every year In the t'oited States. This Is equal, he eaM, to the deaths from typhoid fever, diphtheria, appendicitis, men ingitis, diabetes, smallpox and cancer all put together. Then again, he said,' It generally takes three years to die, during which time thepoor victim can earn little or nothing. "Five million reople now living In the United States are doomed to fill onBumptlves' graves unless some thing can be done to prevent It," de clared Professor Fisher. "As each death means anxiety and grief for a whole family, I estimate that there will be over twenty million persons rendered miserable by these deaths." The scourge, he said, picks out l's victims when they are young men and .young women, at the very time of life ' 3125 COAL MINERS LOST LIVES. R;cords Show 1907 Was th: ' Worst Year in History of Industry. Washington, D. C. Accidents In 1 S:,533 tons for each life lost. Mis oal mine3 of the United States dur- 1 souri had the lowest death rate, head ing the last calendar year resulted in j In? the roll of honor with .95 and the death of 3125 men, and injury to , 459,742 tons ot coal mined for each 6S16 more, according to ptv'-.tlcs ' llf lost. lust made nubile by the Ges'.uslral Statistics do not bear out the non- Survey. The death record among the eoal miners during the year was greater by 1033 than In 1900, and Is eald to have been the worst year in the history of the coal mining Indus- try. The figures do not represent the ! full extent of the disasters, as re-! ports were not received from certain States having no mine inspectors. ! West Virginia reported the heaviest death rate in 1907, 1 2.35 per thou sand employes, and this State also showed the lowest production for each life lost 65,969 tons. New Mexico stood next on the list with a death rate of 11.45 and a production of 77,332 tons for each life lost. Al bama was third, with a death rate of T.i per thousand and a production of 1 cldents each year. DIVER FIGHTS DEVIL, FISH. 'Thirty Teet Under Water In San Francisco. Cal. Wrapped in the tentacles of a giant devil fish, Martin Lund, a diver employed by the Coast Wrecking Company, foug'it for his life In the hold of the wr.-ckf l steamer Pomona, which lies In thirty feet of water In Fort Ross Cove off vur main, muni. The devil fish had evidently entered the vessel's hold during the night. Lund had been at work some time before he was attacked. A giant ten tacle four Inches In diameter first gripped one leg. Before Lund real ized wViat was happening another en circled his thigh. The diver began to chop at the rubber-like bonds and at the same lnie gave the hoisting siunal to the barge above. Two more tentacles squirmed MERCURY FOUND BY SURGEON TO CURE TUBERCULOSIS ' Washington. D. C. Physicians and the laity will be greatly Interested in the result Ci furies of experiment made bv the navy surgeons rec-ntlv, through whlrU&ey M WVe WieY'traTe' 3pttonstrttf d-.Ahut iaerrmr 3c-au el tie for traiercHlosjs Thu.yvir,, went Bureau or Medicine and Sure r JiaiTllrtTfTHfnWtbe r'eiorts 'bt Jil ffMrgctor '.j; TWitiwt ! Siif - )1 - g cob Marion i.egn irignt: j - Surgeon Wright, who Is the origin-( tor' of the treatment, sayc he dlsmv-i ered the effirney of the drug by acM-1 cent. lie was treating a case wmcu required mercury. The patient ws tubertilur as well. To the surgeon s astonishment the tubercular lesions ! began to heal. Tlie mercury Is administered by la-1 From tlia Indinnspoli" News. US A BILLION A YEAR. when they are beginning to earn money. The minimum cost or aoc tors' bills, nursing, medicines and loss . of earnings amount to over $2400 In each case, while the earning power which might have been If dsath had not come brings the total cost to at least $S00O for each Individual. If this sum Is multiplied by the 138,000 deaths, the cost, It is seen. Is bigger than the immense sum of $1,000,000,000. Professor Kisher es timated that over half this cost falls upon '.Bhlimthi!,mnM t to others than the consumptive. . cos Is over $ 4 40 000,000 a year. ' 1 I As a matter of self-defense, n i averred. It would be worth' while t j the community In order to save mere- ly a, quarter of the lives now lost -by j consumption to Invest Jo.oOO.OBB.- : 000. At present only a fraction tation Ot , one per cent, of this sum Is being ! used to fight the disease. Professor Fisher expressed his be- 1 lief that Isolation hospitals for In- faclured from Louisiana molasses, or ; exert in all possible forms of planta curable consumptives are the best in- ! gasoline extracted from Louisiana pe--1 tion work where tnules might be re vestment of all, because in this w ay troleuui fleldK, and trains the horseless t tired, to be devoted to more advant the most dangerous consumptives aw , -R-agous xiei wlth harvested cane ageous .labor is worthv ot careful con- niiAiinnfaH f rnni o n ro a t i ti cr Tnrt nlCAflCA ... . .' ' by careless spitting in their homes d j ' v H . 1 1 ' i i. v . and neighborhood ular Idea that most mine disasters I result from explosions. Of the total n , .It frr, cvMlr.eir.na rflf t h a tni t number reported during the last year, I 94 7 deaths and 343 Injuries resulted j from gas and dust explosions, and 201 : deaths and 416 Injuries were caused by powder explosions. The chief cause of death among the miners, the report explains, was duo to the falling of mine roofs and coal, such disas ters caused 1122 deaths and 2141 injuries. K. W. Parker, chief statistician of the survey, asserts that much benefit will result from the action of Con gress In appropriating $150,000 to ln vesticate mine disasters and take steps to decrease the number of ac- Hold cf Wreck When AttackeJ. out of the darkne?s and one twlneu about his neck. As the effot-tB of the men on the surface to comply with his si.-nal threatened to pull his hel met off, Lund was forced to signal them to slop. With only his left Crm free be hacked at the tentacles until they I were partially crippled, but he was being drawn toward the fish when he ! aw the outline of the boiy. Plung- j ing toward it he drove- his knife with ' nil his force into the bead, repeating j the blow until he had slashed It into sections. In Its death throes the no tnpus tightened its tentacles until the , diver was almost crushed in its em- 1 brace. ' Lund finally rut himself free and I was brought to the surfaca fainting, ! Jectloji into the muscular tissue In order to aV614 tilges'ttVe 'derangement.' j Dr. .U'DitiiH J'4( n.'--.-- -.l'.( h:tnt slarittg -.tbe admioiBiratjo-of '( the 4ruB-tM3pep air,, rt,propvr fiiodcj . in .IninHnnf. ..itr.'lir.'n ..crnnr v- ' ,. -i lH..SVH.",,eq-k- nPi.aoaJ- 1 If al.J iai-Tim:-oF'tt)ffaeoDa4.torr' window Itt fnercury we Kave a specific for tn ' Jreslng work. , ! 0kl his balance, md -cii in... , 1 .berculos... tM HHV fMT ! K h e .oWl?,'ad'SSrr4.'wHl 4v' H 'and. fllline Is necessary, but onlv a friend. - n ri..n..Mj .1... ., in: abundance, fa:u;ation, perionaT iy-,,; "to lift fhe giene ftna iif-liin'n 'of c'flnlaTe."'' Sur- "a'lily 6x;pt eon-rOenierBl Ttixey-ileclirreB to' corn--r i,(. i,.' ment on the tests. . , !. . Of course It Is not claimed bv Dr Wright that the new treatment will rfs'ore the lost lung tissue, but where there in enough lung tissue to support f life hebellevcs thevictlmcan be saved. , In our sugai region, to liK' Itnnil grant mule that to.'uit u.- m Ins uu sUspectlng youth no.J iu' j... lures of i 1 ....... 1 1. . L- hnnie. iniuuun ut UIS UlU jl.-u.i. . we pay a prko iuufci-b 10 points where sucii material ... u.. 1276. A four muie p.o teaui of this an(1 mime!OUs other plantation joos Imported aniwai costs the : Louisiana wl)ere 60 much more expensive muie planters trow .ouo to SliuO. A lour pc(Wer s wasted, mule wagon team to Uuiii iaue to the ,n Cu!)a and almost every other mill In winter me tame ' wur man s j r(.a, calle produ Ir.s land on earth the fortune," ,-a ib.ee-nm.e 'Car. team lu 1 uovlne animal his the call over the proportion; and lu pull taieut cul- agInce beiu;l in the transportation of tlvators, that tick.e uie (5io.ua m the )he eno,nious quantities of cane to the spring to nour.sli .he .u. . , caue tIaIllviayS, plantation railways, or dl eboots they have ou.iaiu lui , ;ect to the sug.if f.utortes. In Cuba double team concerned j-J'J .0 000 I" ,hrv h prPat ci::tle ranges wher. cold cash or Interest iKa.n.t; p. onus sory notes, 'itien .u let J mis ani mated adjunct of eaii .u. u.e the have to use about half a buu,l ol vj cents'coiu a day, or about the tame amount of tiO-cents oaia lor a daily diet with a libe.al rill. 11.; of hay and gallon of molasses thrown 111 lor lie.-,-sen at nie;ils. w.ilch loiiij ve-teniaji should be wonh aijout 20 ct-uts a gal lon, but as a by-product, commands about 10 cents or loss In our leading mercantile exchangts. Since the Bocr-Uritish war in South Africa the market price for American mules has advanced so much us to make investments !n their purcha.-e one of the heaviest Items In the ex pense account of our Louisiana sugar planting Industry, and to th. eaten the i5nt.ll!& Were sent to market, there was possibility of a movement toward gen- a stf ady procession of nx-carts trans eral mule-enancipui.cn from a pievl- jr:i!; iiu-m. which extended from La ous condition of se. uuide by any hum- her of fanatical asmcpliolistj wh.i have recently had their attention ca.l ed, by the enormous increase In the money value of muli s. to their labori ous performance In adding to tho agri cultural productiveness of the eoun try In general and of the South la par ticular. X'flll' tl'hfln nir on f n!nntor run. not "Tordw present 10 dispose with ,. .,,,.', i.,.,1.,, "'ye uu 111s n.osi nunnute yai ucr our iqcai agricultural puituiis they might diminish his1 labors aha mitigate his cost to a ceftafrt extent In conducting their Important .industry, in a few more years they may hope --j -00 l,a tiniL.Tctd ' riirtw Inrnino ita ZJ 'l , , , . , ' v I " deep' and straight loaniy furrows, pro- nelled bv denatured ' al.'ohol. maiiu- peuea Dy aenaturea alc'onoi, maiiu- roiitne alone un to the carriers of our w - - - - central sugar factories, pushed or drawn by the tame marvelous explo- slve power controlled to economical employment by Inventive m?n. But in the mean time the growers of cane and the manufacturers of Bugar 1u our Pelican state must for a few years, or, may be, a decade more pay their big money and depend lipon the hybrid animal power of distant Missouri and Kentucky to plow tnelr fields, culti- vate tneir crop3 ana nam tneir cane 0 he mills although ihev mar have . " " . recently risen to the progressive eml ence of getting it loaded on their wug ons by gasoline machine power. In these times wlure practical econ emy counts for so much in the cost of cane culture and sugar manufacture something might bv saved In several lines by tho substitution of the cheap er work of oxen for expensive mule power on the Louisiana sugar planta tions. A pair of well broken oxen coEts inside of $100 against $5u0 for a 1 ,he animal economy In proper condl pair of gool "sugar mules." The ra- j tlon- For similar reasons ft would tions of the working ox cost probably also appear plausible that should this one-fouith the amount of the varied quantity In any way be greatly rj and comparatively sumptuous diet of 1 duced or diminished, either throuch the mule.' We may "muzzle not the I normal processes, this lost quantity ox that treadeth out the corn" and re- I must Immediately be resupplied. ward him for his toil In the rolling j Should such a withdrawal of water teason with cane-tops as his chief sus- I be permitted to be unduly prolonged, tenance with an extra bait f molasses be-sprinkled hay at night. On this provender which would quickly lead a mule to the bone yard the ruminative ox would remain strong and grow fat. Now oxen cannot navigate our up- to-date agricultural implements neces- Eary to the rapid cultivation of our cane crops; nor can they ba used ad vantageously In hauling cano to the shed of the active central factory where enough backing and filling and "geeing" and "hawing" are necessary for the close Ceiivery of the cane to distract any other animal In the world I ly by the drink we nre dally consum than the understanding mule and the Ing. An over-Indulgence In the ukp expert darkey driver. But the horned beasts can do a big lot of work which Is now allotted to the more expensive IfLtot ZZeT'Zl 'and largely cloven head. Oxen n'it. be economically, ped fo. fall . and.. viuter plowing In' plate 'of straight run with tho loW auif'lhe empty, and a stoppage long enough "4a lift lltd l?Wlt UllF rfrWd UHVrt 'nr,,l.. powep' wfild be fhoaporln the long' fun thaa fninle f or. Kiot kldc-rirg the relative cost and rela tions of the different work animals. Oxen could do cheaper work haul- ins tne central factory wood supply to the baaasse furnaces, railroad and river freights to the plantation com missaries, bam. aua warehouses, .ertli.-sem In bulk to the fields, logs, timber ar.a lumber In iarge lots to iticuci - . the plantation work cxen are reared r.nd broken for i-p-cl il use on the sug ar estates. Tin re the fifty-dollar ox Is cnr.Mdor'd mor essential to the sutar i:iriu.-t ry than 'he two hundred and fif'.v dollar mule. In LouMan, the small farmers of the rice Industry mainly use 'le ox hs the plow haulms animal. In every niie of our Gulf fates oxen are the r ain dependence for long and heavy hauling, such as tiamportatlon of Hied cotton, cottonseed In bulks, grain acked or In the shuck!", and logs and lumber. Ia the halcyon days of the prosper ity of S;. Bernard parish, when the p-oducts of tho ripened canefield and aromatic gatlic gardens of Terre Atix cinclie to the liver banks, the pro : ssive creaks of which. like tne Hr:i:.-h i!n m-lieat. might have been li'iv.ii around the world. The noted cxui of that prosprrous "land of beeves" were in training and travel ing speed equal to the average claas of Eiiafr plantation nv.t'.cs. Xw this article we mean no disre- . tno.it t r tha tiki In n:iH nn HnnrPCiatlOTl .whatever of his ' admirable trnlt. of , ,,,,.,,,. i,,,. ,,uiuusi.ry nna general iciinuin', . wuen ,,m? -.is costing. our ,uiu.ii.wm uujhv ; four or five dollars for every vertical ' inch of him, It seemeth that he Is coming very' high proportionate' to the -. annralKement of his utllltv in the pres : . r . 1. ....... AO fn a rtn. , ; '" "! " , glderable part of his labor, ' ' Th'a: cmnMiL.n' nhnu) 1 ' This suggestion about the use or ;ci,ia-otinn . w ninura nf Biucmuuii 1 11c BU6ai , - this state While we cannot grow j mules of quadrupedal construction In our SUgar region cr feed them below , the cost of reasonable human board, we can rcar lhe besl breeds of oxen , an,i ilave thpm fllinish their own steam on wasted eane tops and the cheapest forms of rough forage. Then while the discarded mule goes to a final banquet for the buzards, we may fatten the reured ox for a feast for i ourselves, or sell him to the Beef I Tr,, . uo,. to be embalmed, perhaps, tar our posterity. Louisiana Planter aurt Sugar Manufacturer. Our Need of Water. Physiologists tell us that the animal body consists of almost 80 percent of water. Admitting this to be true, it would seem plausible that this quan tity Is necessary in order to carry on the normal physiological processes of I the disorders win r.?sume such vpry grave dimensions thi'.t life itself mny ultimately be terniirated by such cause. Elasticity a::d pliability of muscles, nerve, ca.tllnge, tendons, and even bones, di rem! maintv r,,, ,il 1 " iuc j amount of water thiy contain. Water also serves as a distributor of bodily heat, and regulates the body temper ature by the physical process of ab sorption and elimination. Vnder nor mal conditions, and in a proper degree nf hoblth this c. n.,1.. i- I ""ii".' is uruinarny , furnished rartly by the food and tiart. , of water provided It Is not carried to excess w-ill seldom. If -ver, produc tive ot any deleterious consequences. Medical Record. It Paid. A UUla.ppy pf ;five years, nlavlns with hi slsJe one ary, leaned too pave him (JVttt'a iluiubtr cTf' pennies, HIChflB mm uiiu.es. " tlie 'next d'ay'nVter 'hereovVreil Vbin'.theAslfopk oil the'' falt riPlWa8 rolinting.'hVs'iiioiiey.'artd on iaeiug his little slsjer enter the room, exclaim ed, "Gee. Gladys, look at all the mon ey I got for fulllnz nt.r Of tha u l.. Why don't you try It?" ThA n.n' cator. acts gentlyet prompt, ly onthe bowels, cleanses he system ejectual)y assists one in overcoming habitual constipation permanently. To get Ocncjiciat ejjects buy the i ermine. Manufactured by the California JacSxiuJPCo. SOLD BYtfADINO DPU&GISTS-60f EOTTU TOWERS FISH BRAND WATERPROOF y OILED CLOTHING look betrer -wears longer and give s more bodily comfort rvi because cur on -v! lorge par.erns. yer costs no more than the "just os good Kinds Mm 5LICKEITO SOLO EVERVWHERt .;n of TM tlh j ?!- f waivpraol ''JftRXP -.uuios Wl Spicy conversation should be haa.t' ed gingrlv. Jim. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Oiildrw tscthing. soft ens the nuiin. reduce inflamm tion. alldVM'n'n. cures wind colic,2oc a bouil llau n. ck uuc.-n t bother tne mat who makes the best of It.j nirka' Oapudfne Cures "Women'c Montnly Puns, Backache, Nenromnaat, and Iieadiipha. It'a Liquid. Effect imic diately. Prain-ibed by'phyaici&tu with heal multa. 10c.. 2.1c.. and 30c.. at drug atoraa The Housekeeper's Error. A young married woman w lie Into a grocery store the other daj ingry to the roots of her hair. Throw ing a piece of yellow substance on the counter she shrieked forth, to th grocer's clerk who had taken refug behind the counter: "Here, you swindler. Is the soap that does the washing alone; tin oap that makes wash day a thiol of Joy, when the housewife may tit in her easy chair and receive callers; the soap that makes a lather fine enough for a man to shave with, but which takes out every stain no mat ter of what nature from the linen. Here is the soap " "I beg your pardon, ma'am," to gan the clerk. "Never mind, sir; don't Interrnpt tne." broke In the Irate bride. "But, ma'am," Insisted the clerk, Ticking up the piece of yellow . stuff the woman lmd thrown upon the coun ter, "this isn't soap, this is cheese." "Chrea?!'' exclaimed the astonished woman. "Cheese?" "Yes, ma'am, your husband bought thrfe pounds of soap yesterday, and also three pounds of cheese. Th!i Is the ehee? ma'am." "Well, that accounts for the oth er thing also." said the young house, keeper, becoming milder In temper, "That's why I couldn't got a st'ds today, and why the welsh rabbit tasted so qucerlv la.t nleht. M (il'jHKB But Tell Facts About I'ostum. "Vi'e have used Postum for the past eight years." writes a Wis. lady, "and drink it three times a day. W never tire of It. 'Tor several years I could scarcely eat anything on account,of dyspepsia, bloating after meals, pniutatlon. sick headache in fact was In such misery and distress I tried living on hot wat er and toast for nearly a year. "I had quit coffee, the cause of my trouble, and was using hot water, but this was r.ot nourishing. "Hearing of Postum I began drink ing It and my ailments disappeared, and now I can eat anything I want without trouble. -. "My parents, and husband had HO OUt tha enma AVHA.,a ifnthor !P.u,d Often sjjffer.ftfter-.p.VinK- 1ll!f Jet drinking coffee. My hueband wal great coffee drink , nd auffrred Trif.i I .1 1 ... t . f ' ... . i -j . T-, , my i ,i .ft. h n ( -f aft- ft Mp j, . .n i 5i"iat-.4.rlPH !U'.JiXoi ;Jj.npW-.''i rwftre more', lrit am no giisher onl; olncti.tv. wnL -i,. ..... ,1. Binirpiain rrrffs-.""" - ; : Name'RlVe' by osfurn'ro.. Bnit'lf Creek-. MlCh. Read ' "Tlie' ndad tt . Wellvllle," In pkgs;: 'There's: Re . t Eer read Iheauove letter? A 'W I one appear, from time 0 Wine. il re KenuUie, true, and full of buin InUrcsl, . T v 1 v.