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The Fight Against Consumption.

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The Fight Against Consumption. Appeal to the Churches- Mr. D. Davies, M.P., has issued the following appeal to the churches: The decision of the representative con- ference held at Shrewsbury in September last, to commemoraM the late King by a national effort to stamp out tuberculosis, has commended itself at once -to the loyal sentiments and religious convictions of the people of Wales. The Executive Committee appeal, therefore, with confi- dence to the Christian congregations throughout the Principality to support the movement. Tuberculosis exacts a heavy toll: of human life in all civilised countries, and- especially in parts of Wales. Between three and four thousand lives are annually lost in vVales. In addition there are from ten to twelve thousand dis- abled victims of this one disease declining into premature graves. This suffering: and death mean a vast amount of domestic sorrow and anxiety and irrepar- able national loss. Poverty and consump- tion are closely associated. Just as poverty reduces a person's power of resisting infection, so prolonged illness brings dire poverty in its train, and the wife and children of the consumptive worker, badly housed and ill-nourished* fall a ready prey to disease. Medical science has placed within: our- reach the power to reduce and in time to eliminate the ravages of this scourge of mankind, but the application of the knowledge we already possess requires money. For this money we now appeal. Of the P-300,000 we have set out to raise, P-125,000 are still required for the carry- ing on of a prolonged educational cam- paign, the provision of dispensaries and nurses, and the establishment of sana- toria. The effort to diminish unnecessary suffering is in harmony with the life of the Founder of the Christian religion, whose birth is commemorated at this season of the year. When Jesus sent the disciples back to John it was to tell John of the works of healing done by the Christ: the blind receive their sight,, and the lame walk, the Idpers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up.Im Christmas falls tins year on Sunday. We believe it is appropriate that we should invite the members of all the churches in or connected with VVales to dedicate at least one service on Christmas Day to the furtherance of this Holy Crusade against suffering, sorrow and loss. We hope all ministers will deliver- addresses on the movement, and that con- gregations will unite in praying for the Divine blessing to rest upon our labours. We venture to suggest that an oppor- tunity should be given for a collections on Christmas Day in aid of the cam- paign, and we hope all churches will unite in making this Christmas offering. Such congregational collections will supplement the gifts made by the mem- bers as citizens through other channels, and will provide facilities to any who may perchance be overlooked by other collecting agencies. All sums received will be acknowledged by the honorary treasurers in the public press and in the report to be published when the fund is completed. On behalf of the Executive Committee,. DAVID DAVIES. Chairman. Lla.ndinam, Dec. 10th. 1910. A Fearful Death-Rate. This terrible white man's scourge, un- fortunately so deadly in Wales, is at last to be confronted with an organised attack. The beautiful counties of Car- digan, Carmarthen and Carnarvon are among the blankest spots in the whole of England and Wales. Out of the total number of males who died from consumption in Carnarvonshire 60 per cent. were under 40 years of age, and, out of the total number of females- who died from the same disease. 75 per cent. were under 40. The chart below shews that out of 100 men who die of consumption, the greatest number die between the ages of 25 to 55, the working period of life when mea should be in their prime, of greatest help to those dependent on them, an to their fellow-men and women. EONSUMPTION-A Disease of the PRIME of LIFE. MALES. 23 out of every hundred dying from consumption die between 25-35' 22 â â â 35-45 19 â â 45-55 64 â â 5, 26-5* Out of every three deaths from aU causes between the ages 20-45 years, one dies from consumption. The heavy black line in the above chart. shows how the number of deaths, from consumption is relatively small up to about 20 years of age, but from then 011 the death-rate rises at a fearful pace until the greatest height is reached & about 25 years of age, and it is maintained for some years until ahoU 45, when, as the line shows by taking downward course, the death-rat*? diminishes steadily until we find it 1. thoseSpeople of 65 years and over abo^ the same as in young children under years old.

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Story of the Riot.