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Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / 1893 sixth annual meeting of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association, held at the City Council Chamber, at Grand Rapids, January 10th and 11th

Save the cranberry: why and how?,   pp. 9-13 PDF (1.0 MB)

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that this was the case with her stoinach and that the Mil-
vaiikee doctors told her last summer that she need never
have any fears of having the cholera. She is the healthi-
est looking Methodist minister's wife that I ever saw, and
does not appear to be over one half her real age, showing
that such a condition is not incompatible with good health.
Dr. Charles Gatchell, of Chicago, in his treatment of
cholera, says, as it is well known that the cholera microbe
(loes not flourish in acid solutions, it would be well to
Slightly aciduate the drinking water.
In the tests made by Dr. Koch and others, sulphuric
acid was mainly used, as it had been found that sulphuric
acid gas given off in certain manufactories and industrial
plocesses insured immunity from cholera among those sub-
ject to it. These facts so strongly impressed Dr. Reiley,
the secretary of the State Board of Health of Illinois, that
he said would it niot be well for the Board of Health to in-
vestigate its efficiency and make a public statement, but
the cholera was stopped in New York and the opportunity
to (lo so was not presented. Now the sulphuric acid of
ommimmnerce requires only a few drops to do much hltrm and
s oilv safe in the hands of a physician. The mass of the
peolple are not safe to handle it either in the liquid or
gaseous states, while in the American cranberry we have a
perfectly sa fe article commtaining the sulphuric acid coin-
mined with silicic acid, carbonic acid. phosphoric acid and
esqidioxide of ironi. The acids are germ destroyers, the
roin builds up the .system.
The soil on which this fruit grows in the wild state is
uLICkI of a peculiar nature. In Wood county, also in Mon-
oe awld Jackson counties, Wisconisin, nails, axes, hamiters,
aws land other tools lost twenty years.ago beneath this soil
m,, being brought to the surface and wiped off are as bright
.1 the day they were lost. Cranberries can be used as free
a.>pples and cooked in as maany ways. They are used by
lie seamiieii in the Artic regions to prevent scurey and kin-
red diseases and in the late war our seamen were supplied
with them, the United States realizing their importance as
ml atter of health. They are used in severe cases of ery-
ipelas as a poultice with wonderful effect, and in fevers
tey are of inestimable value.
I have found by actual personal experience that the
expressed juice of a single cranberry will soothe the
arched lips and give more lasting relief than one hundred
lines the quantity of anything else I ever tried. Let any
ie who is real thirsty try chewing a single cranberry and
hev will be surprised at the effect. No doubt it was in
iis way that tlme Indian first learned their value as a ined-
Their free use will paint the cheek of the fairest maid-
I with the rose of health like their own and infuse new
ie In the aged as bright as they always shine.
I say again, save the cranberry. Put some aside now
Ihile you can for soon they will all be out of the market.
They can be canned the same as any other fruit, either
thi or without sugar. They can also be kept for a long
Ue by placing them in stone crocks or jugs and fllUg
eili with cold water which has previously been well
iled, or use a vinegar barrel and fill iv with the cold
iled water four or five inches above the berries, using a

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