The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 39, Ed. 1 Friday, April 7, 1905 Page: 2 of 8
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TUBERCULOSIS IN CHILDREN
Appalling Mortality Among the Little Ones Due
to This Cause—Proper Attention to Health of
Mothers Would Save Many Lives
The number of deaths due to tuber-
culosis is tremendous. When the word
Is spoken one instinctively thinks of
pulmonary consumption. This is the
form wlUch attacks adults and which
we see dally gathering in its victims.
There are other forms, however, more
common in children, that levy trib-
ute upon them without calling atten-
tion to the relationship between these
diseases and consumption of the
Dr. JacobI is authority for the state-
irent that "Tuberculosis kills as many
people, old and young, as diphtheria,
croup, whooping cough, scarlatina,
measles and typhoid fever taken to-
gether." In all of our ciMes active
steps have been taken to protect the
jeople from the above named dis-
eases. Until quite recently, however,
a few years at most, nothing was done
to reduce the mortality from tuber-
Now, however, the attention of the
world, the common people and the
health authorities, has been called to
its curability and preventability.
The causes, the modes of scatter-
ing, and the prevention are all being
studied, and an educational campaign
is on to wipe out this "white terror."
The children suffer from tubercu-
losis of the bone3, the bowels and
ljnaph glands. Tubercular meningitis
Is frequently found in early life and is
uniformly fatal. Only by careful at-
tention to the food and daily habits
can the rising generation be made im-
mune from these varied forms of tu-
The fact that over one half of all
babies born die before they reach the
ago of five years, proves that the 'con-
stitutional capital" bequeathed them
Is small. Is the proper attention paid
to the diet, exercise and out-of-door
life of the mother? If this were done,
the child would undoubtedly have
greater vitality and could by proper
care and education live above the tu-
berculosis of childhood and of adult
Interior of a slaughter-houEP, however,
is said to have proved too much for
their powers of self-control. The Chi-
cago Record states that "a party of
fifteen Blackfoot Indians recently vis-
ited the killing room of Armour'i
plant. One fainted, three more were
ill, the rest covered up their eye .
They were hurried out of the place
into the fresh air."
A Good Reform.
The abominable practice of weir-
ing long skirts for the street is dying
out. Pretty as it is to see a summer
dress negligently trailed over a
smooth lawn jeweled witl^ daisies, the
sight of a woman dragging her gown
in the street, sweeping up the filth
and collecting millions of microbes.
Is a revolting spectacle; and yet with
a long skirt the only "alternative is1
to hold it up, a practice which in-
duces cramp in the arm, ai well as
cold fingers in winter, and gives a
decidedly ungraceful walk and aut
A Cure for Cold Feet.
An excellent and simple remedy
for cold feet is the application of cold
water. Step into the bathtub, let the
cold water run in a little faster than
it runs out. Standing in the water,
rub one foot with the other, rapidly,
ten or twelve times. Then change and
treat the other foot in the same man-
ner. Keep up this alternate rubbing
for about three minutes. The feet
will have become very red, and as yoa
step out of the water, you •will find
them burning and glowing with the
warm blood brought into them by this
Cause arid Cure of Gastric Catarrh.
Chronic congestion of the stomach,
known as gastric catarrh, is usually
caused by one of the following errors,
or by all of them put together: Eat-
ing too much or too fast; swallowing
food insufficiently masticated; the
use of such coarse foods as cabbage,
greens, etc.; mustard, peppersauce,
ginger and other condiments and
spices; pastry containing animal fats;
free fa\s, which lodge in the stomach
and remain there a long time; pork,
griddle cake3 and burned fats—these
are the things that produce gastric
The first and most necessary step
in the treatment of this disease is to
(remove the cause of the trouble. We
may induce activity of the skin by
hot applications followed by cold or
hot bath followed by a short applica-
tion of cold; fomentations followed
by a short cold application to the
stomach. These treatments are use-
ful, but the most important factor is
the regulation of the diet. A fruit
diet is best, for the reason that in gas-
tric catarrh there is a great accumula-
tion of germs, which are destroyed by
fiuit juice. A well-prepared diet of
toasted bread, zwieback, granose bis-
cuit, etc., is also useful in these
A person at the age of sixty years
has spent about twenty year3 of his
life in his bedroom. Have you inves-
tigated the average sleeping room cli-
>mate? If you were sent as a mission-
ary to some distant pestilential spot
the climate of which was as unhealth-
ily as that of the average bedroom,
would you not feel that you were risk-
ing a great deal for the sake cf tl:o
On the tombstone of tens of thou-
sands of those who have died from
tuberculosis might appropriately be
iLEcribed, "Disease and death were
invited and encouraged by a death-
dealing bedroom climate."
To show that this is no exaggera-
tion It is only necessary to call at-
tention to the fact that fully half of
the tubercular fatients placed in out-
door consumptive hospitals make a
satisfactory recovery. If fresh air
will cure the disease, it is certainly a
wonderful preventive of it. It Is not
more reasonable to deliberately
breathe impure air than it is to drink
impure water or to eat unhealthful
food or wear Infected clothing.
One of the most anomalous features
cf our Christian civilization is the
plaughter house, especially the abat-
toir? of our great cities, where veri-
latie torren's of blood perpetually
f.ow, the ebbing lifo of millions of in-
nocents which dia that man may feast.
Indians ara not noted for being
over-sensitive; and particularly de-
spise any exhibition ct weakness. The
Some Chinese Baths.
A traveler in Mongolia writes:
"There are some hot springs on the
road about twenty miles north ot
Chlngpeng. The place Is named
Tangshan. The arrangements for
those anxious to benefit by their heal-
ing properties are very primitive. A
row of twenty to thirty wooden boxes
the size of an ordinary packing case
is ranged beside the road. In these
sit bathers of every age and both
sexes, with their heads protruding.
Attendants with buckets continually
refill the boxes from the springs. For
less luxurious bathers there is accom-
modation in a pool which has been
dug out close by. In this they squat,
scooping up the water and pouring it
over their heads with brass basins. It
Is curious to reflect that establish-
ments like Homburg and Aix-les-Bains
have had their origin in such begin-
Training the Skin.
The usual effect of a draft of cold
air upon the back of the neck is a cold
and a sore throat. Many years ago
Dr. Brown Sequard, an eminent
French physician, devised a means by
which sore throat from this cause
might be prevented. By blowing upon
the back of the neck with a pair of bel-
lows, increasing the time each day, he
trained his patients until they could
endure this treatment for half an hour
It is not necessary to be exposed to
a draft of air on the back of the neck
in order to obtain this result. By
means of the cold bath, the wet-sheet
rub, the shower bath, towel friction,
etc., the skin may be educated to con-
tract on the slightest increase of cold.
Daily exposure to the contact of cold
air is of the utmost Importance. It Ja
because of the constant exposure to
cold that the Indian's body is "all face"
—the skin cf his whole body has
learned to take care of Itself.
Dr. Lorenz Strict Teetotaler.
At a banquet given to Dr. Lorent,
wine was served. He pushed the
wineglass aside. Someone enquired if
he wa3 a total abstainer. He an-
"I am a surgeon. My success de-
pends upon having a clear brain, a
steady nerve, and firm muscles. No
one can take any form of alcohol with-
out blunting these physical powers;
therefore, as a surgeon, I must not use
any form of spirits."—Journal of In-
In Harmony with Nature.
Modern science as well as experi-
ence has shown that contact with nat-
ural surroundings, especially fresh air,
sunshine and the czoning emanations
from growing plants, has marvelous
health-Imparting virtues. In these
natural agencies is active the power
which create.1 and maintains all things
and which Is constantly communicated
to all living thlng3 as the essential
condition ot continued life. The more
closely man comes to Nature, the
more deeply he may drink from the
fountain of life and healing. To live
In harmony with Nature in the fullest
and truest senso is to live In har
mony with God; and to live in dlvlnt
harmony is to be happy.
CHECKING UP NEAL
An Inspector From the Department of
Justice Going Over Books
GUTHRIE: That the charges
against Thomas A. Neal, federal and
district court clerk for this judicial
district, have been filed in Washing-
ton is evidenced by the appearance
here of C. R. Sherwood, an agent of
the department of justice, who is now
busily engaged in checking up the
books and records in the clerk's office,
together with an investigation of the
books of the defunct Capitol National
bank, in so far as is concrened the
charges against Neal that he loaned
public funds to the banks and accept-
ed interest thereon, thus constituting
embezzlement, as is charged in the in-
Mr. Sherwood, after making an in-
vestigation here, went to Chandler to
begin an examination of conditions
there. He is investigating the report
that the court funds, over which Mr.
Neal, as district clerk, has control,
have been promiscuously deposited
and drawn out without proper precau-
tion. It is learned positively that
Inspector Sherwood went to Chandler
for the purpose of investigating thi3
report. The first district includes
the counties of Logan, Lincoln and
Payne. Mr. Neal has deputy clerks
under him at Chandler, the county
seat of Lincoln county, and at Still-
water, the shiretown of Payne county.
From what can be learned of the con-
ditions at Chandler a well known
banker is furnishing considerable
evidence to the inspector.
TOWNSITE COMMISSION RESTS
Payment Aggregating $840,000 Has
Been Made Since September
MUSKOGEE: The field party
making the Choctaw - Chickasaw
townsRe payment has returned to
Muskogee. The payment was start-
ed September 16 of last year, and
since that time $840,000 has been dis-
bursed among the Indians of the
Choctaw and Chickasaw nations. The
party visited twenty-one towns and
made 21,000 distinct payments of $40
each, this amount being the appor-
tio?««iient of each citizen.
There are about 1,000 citizens who,
through sickness, indisposition or ab-
sence from the country, did not apply
for their money. For their benefit
the paying party will not disband for
the present, but will disburse funds
from the Union agency at Muskogee.
The money which has been paid to
the Choctaws and Chickasaws in this
payment represents the fund created
by the sale of town lots in govern-
ment townsites, which were laid out
on land formerly owned in common
by the tribe. The revenue from this
source is about $900,000 a year, and
it will be paid each year until finally
FOR MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP
Chicago Committed to a Policy of Ces-
sation of Private Franchises
CHICAGO: A political tornado
luesday overwhelmed one of the
most unique leaders in the country.
Incidentally, the republican party met
defeat in an effort to capture the may-
oralty of Chicago. As a direct re-
sult the city is officially committed
to the policy of the quickest possible
cessation of private franchises for
public utilities. Municipal owner-
ship is especially threatening street
car lines valued high up in the mil-
After winning successfully remark-
able biennial fights of independents
against the regular republican party
organization, John Maynard Harlan,
son of Associate Justice Harlan of the
supreme court of the United States,
was the loser as the republican candi-
date for mayor. The defeat is at-
tributed to an extraordinary whirl of
causes, starting with political re-
venge and taking in a wide sweep,
embracing the most up to date social-
ism as a feature. Judge Edward F.
Dunne, democrat, was elected mayor.
IS DISBURSING AGENT
Shoenfelt Designated to Pay Claim3
MUSKOGEE: Indian Agent Shoen-
felt has been designated as the dis-
bursing agent for the Delawares, and
will pay to them the sum of $150,000,
allowed in settlement of all claims
that they have against the United
States. This claim is to be made so
soon as the roll of the Delawares can
be made. The agent will take the
roll from the records of the Dawes
commission and make the payment
therefrom. This roll will be submitted
to a commission of the Delawares,
and after it has been scrutinized and
pruned by them it will be sent to the
department for final approval. On
this roll as approved the payment will
be made by the agent. It will be a
per capita payment. Already attor-
ney's claims amounting to $,'!7,000
have been deducted from the original
claim allowed by the government.
The towns at which payment will be
made have not yet been designated,
and will not be until the agent is
ready to begin the payment.
AND CONSIDER THE
That in addressing Mrs. Pinlcham you
ire confiding your private ills to a woaian
— a woman whose experience with wo-
man's diseases covers a great many years.
You can talk freely to a woman when it
Is revolting to relateyour private troubles
to a man—besides a man does not under-
stand—simply because he is a man.
Many women sutler in silence and drift along ^
from bad to worse, knowing full well that they
ought to have immediate assistance, but a natural
modesty impels thein to shrink from exposing them-
selves to the questions and probably examinations of
even their family physician. It is unnecessary.
Without money or price you can consult a woman
whose knowledge from actual experience is great.
Mrs. Pinkham's Standing Invitation:
Women suffering from any form of female weak-
ness are invited to promptly communicate with Mrs.
Pinkham at Lynn, Mass. All letters are received,
opened, read and answered by women only. A
woman can freely talk of her private illness to a
woman; thus has beeH established the eternal
confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and the women
of America.which has never been broken. Out
of the vast volume of experience which she
has to draw from, it is more than possible
that she has gained the very knowledge
that will help your case. She asks noth-
ing in return except your good-will,and her
advice has relieved thousands. Surely any
woman, rich or poor, is very foolijii if she/
does not take advantage of this generous
offer of assistance. — Lydia E. Pinkham
Medicine Co., Lynn, Mass.
Following we pnbllsh two let-
ters from n woman who accep-
ted this invitation. Note the
" Dear Mrs. Pinkham:—
" For eight years I have suffered something
terrible every month with my periods. The
pains are excruciating and I can hardly stand
them. My doctor says I have ovarian and
womb trouble, and I must go through an op-
eration if I want to get well. I do not want
to submit to it if I can possibly help it.
Please tell me what to do. I hope you can
relieve me."-Mrs. Mary Dimmick, 59th and E.
Capitol Stv, Benning P.O., Washington,D.C.
' Dear Mrs. Pinkham:—
" After following carefully your advice,
and taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, I am very anxious to send you
my testimonial, that others may know their
valueand what you have done for me.
" As you know, I wrte you that my doctor
said I must have an operation or 1 could not
live. I then wrote you, telling you my ail-
ments. I followed your advice and am en-
tirely well. I can walk miles without an
ache or a pain, and I owe my life to you and
to Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetablo Compound.
I wish every suffering woman would read
this testimonial and realize the value of writ-
ing to you and your remedy."—Mrs. Mary
Dimmick, 69th and E. Capitol Streets, Ben-
ning P. O., Washington, D. C.
When a medicine has been successful
in restoring to health so many women
whose testimony is so unquestionable,
you cannot well say, without trying it,1
" I do not believe it will help me." If
you are ill, don't hesitate to get a bot^
tie of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound at once, and write Mrs. Pink-
ham, Lynn. Mass., for special advice-"
it is free and always helpful.
Truths that Strike Home
Your grocer is honest and—if he cares to do so—can tell
you that he knows very little about the bulk coffee he
sells you. How can he know, where it originally came from,
how it was blended—or With What
—or when roasted? If you buy your
coffee loose by the pound, how can
you expect purity and uniform quality ?
LION COFFEE, the LEADER OF
ALL PACKAGE COFFEES. Is ol
necessity uniform In quality,
strength and flavor. For OVER A
QUARTER OF A CENTURY, UON COFFEE
has been the standard coffee In
millions of homes.
LION COFFEE Is carefully packed
at our factories, and until opened la
your home, has no chance ol being adul-
terated. or ot coming In contact with dust,
dirt, germs, or unclean hands.
Id each package~ of LION COFFEE you get one full
PO* id of Pure Coffee. Insist upon getting the genuine.
(L.; a head on every package.)
(Save the Lion-heads for valuable premiums.)
SOLD BY GROCERS EVERYWHERE
WOOLSON SPICE CO., Toledo, Ohio.
COTTON GINNING MACHINERY
We Make the Best.
We Make the Largest Line in the World.
We have more well pleased and happy customers than all other
makers combined, because they are making money. You know the
MUNGER, PRATT, EAQLE, WINSHIP and" SMITH goods.
We make them. Write us for prices and catalogue.
CONTINENTAL GIN COMPANY, DALLAS. TEXAS
NO MONEY TILL CURED. 28 tears established?
We Mod Ftee Hi postpaid a 120-pnfe treatise so Piles, Fistula and Diseases ol the
Rectna; alto IM-pagc llios. treatise on Diseases ol Women. Of thetbonnsode cured by
nr mild method, oore patu a cent till cored—we loroieb tbelr names on application.
DR. THORNTON & MIHOR, fi§:,
"Until a man finds a wife he Is only
half;" thereafter he is less.—Literary
BEGGS' BLOOD PURIFIES
CURES catarrh of the stumacb.
W. N. U., Oklahoma City, No. 14 1905
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