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A Hot September Means a Fat Grave-Yard.
Chesterton Tribune.

At this writing the now famous epidemic at Hageman (sometimes called Porter) is still raging, and if anything the number of sick have increased, but withal is not so bad as reports sent out claim. The weather is hot, and the air filled with dust. Going through the place one can almost see the pall of death settling over the town. Funeral trains are now a common and almost daily sight, and remind one as they slowly wend their way to the cemetery, how near is death. The disease is no relentless, that when one grasps its victim, there is little hope. Strong men are attacked, and, if they recover, lose from 10 to 20 pounds in half as many days; children, lacking the strength and courage of their elders, are the first to succumb, and in many cases die. At present there are several cases where the attending physicians see marked signs of improvement one day, and by the next, by some indiscretion of the patient, the case is again critical. In others where care and common sense is used, the patient is put on his feet. To give a list of the sick would be an impossibility, for though it may be ever so correct at the time obtained, it would be incorrect on the day following. Some dead, others better and other worse, some entirely well. Little Paul Beam, the 14 year old son of Wm. Beam, has been lying at death's door for some days. Dr. Rose, of Laporte, was called to hold a consultation with Dr. Green, last Monday, over the case. Dr. Rose like Dr. Green, has passed through other epidemics of even fiercer nature, and can, from their experience, view with cooler judgment the existing state of affairs. Paul Beam may recover. Indeed there is hope for him, and these physicians, taking that hope, are doing their utmost for their patient.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: August 27, 1885
Volume Number: 29
Issue Number: 35
Page: 3
Column(s): 3

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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