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THK WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 5. 1918. '
(Continued from First race )
Etlenne-a-Arnes, Increasing with the
French advance, fhe possibilities of
complete relief of Rhelms.
West of the Meuse, General Bul
lard's corps has reached the Kriem
hllde line. Troops from Illinois. Wis
ccnsln. Pennsylvania. Virginia, and
"West Virginia, in a pivoting move
ment, advanced more than- a mile and
a quarter. Regulars in co-operation
progressed more than three, miles.
Tanks Overcome Difficulties.
The attack west of the Meuse be
gan at 5:30 yesterday morning, and
by mid-afternoon Hill H0, Gesner.
Flevllle. Chesery. and La Forges had
faljen. Severe counter attacks In the
center were repulsed with heavy
losses and the advance was fully
The attack was carried on success
fully In the Argonne despite the
greatest difficulties. The Boche had
felled trees and strung them with
barbed wires. Vac one 'in nests
were cleverly concealed In .this tangle
Tank cleaned these up.
Numerous explosions of ammuni
tion dumps In the rear of the enemy
lines throughout the day gave addi
tional evidence of heavy losses suf
fered b the Boche from our artll'ery
The attack, starting at some points
without artillery preparation, surprised
. .. . .
h r?.rmnn trhrt wr rifvnnKeri nf
quickly. But the enemy's heavy concon-
irtin r .rtiiUrv . machine euns
afforded a general stubborn resistance instances the pill boxes were moth
all day The Krlemhilde stellung was er'd 'ith smoke bombs, the Amerl.
reached first by a pivoting attack. s then closing in with their bayo
swjnglng northwestward from the nets- ... . ...
Meuse. ' A corporal of- a famous unit, which
(cannot vet be named, captured thlr
Stralght ranches Count. j n officers, including a major, and
Every kilometer gained was Fpn by twenty-six men. In one-dugouL The
straight American punching power, major, who was in command of an
tgalnst strong enemy divisions, which artillery group, was greatly dow-n-included
Guard,. Two Guard divisions Therff'.cer's ,
have been badly cut up on the American crosseg of tne n,-al daas.
front, and one has Deen filled up with' The corporal was approaching the
Landwehr troops. entrance of dugout when a boche
The Franco-American attack east of came out. The doughboy quickly
Rhelms was pushed vigorously, the covered and disarmed him. He then
French attacking on the American left rushed for the other .entrance and en-
. , . . am l . 1.1.
and following up our advance.
A determined enemy counter-attack
was repulsed after a considerable' ad
vance had been made by the Frinco-
Amerlcans.. The boche put down k bar
rage and Cie infantry started over,, but
t coumer-Darrage, logeuier wiin- rapn
machine gun and rifle fire, sent the Ger
mans tumbling back with heavy losses.
The doughboys did not budre. an Inch
irom their new lines.
The .enemy's hold waa broken b
tne capture of Blanc Mont, -which
was taken wih surprising rapidity
considering Its strength. It was a
vast tangle of wires, trenches ami
trees which had been Improved an
consolidated for the last four years.
Before It was a slope which had been
stripped as bare as a skeleton. Thit
debouched into an open plain.
Hospitals Go Forward.
The Franco-American artillery laid
down a barrage on the i;oad leading
toward Blanc Mont all Thursday
night. Behind this the Infantry
moved up to Its Jumping off posi
tions. Even the hospitals were
One hospital unit, which had been
under shell fire for three days,- but
whose position became safe again
through removal of the German ar-
uuery. asicea to be allowed to go-l
jorwam so as to make possible
quicker handling or the wounded.
The capture of Blanc Mont was of
similar Importance In this Immediate
area as the fall of Mont Kaiium was!
in tne Verdun region. These are
two important key positions which
have been taken by the Amerl' ans
within a week.
The Germans' four-year grip on the
martyr city of Rhelms is now beine;
shaken by attacks west and east of
the city, with American participating I
In the assault, over the chalk plains ,
to the east.
I stood on a height Just back of the
front and saw the Franco-American
barrage rolling up great clouds of
chalk dust as It spattered Its way
ahead of the advancing doughboys. In
continuance of the attack, which
started early In the morning. '
1 rather Is Perfect. I
The weather was so perfect that It
reminded one of a midsummer Sun
day afternoon. The sun poured from
a cloudless sky. Dust rose from the
crowded roads, where doughboys were
pushing toward the front. Couriers
dashed by. covered from head to foot
with white, powder-like dust.
It was like fighting across a West
em prairie. There was scarcely a
"tree in sight over the vast stretches
of fiat plateau, with only a dominat
ing rie here and there to break the
monotony of the terrain.
The attack suung forward In a
northwesterly direction, thus pinch
ing in the salient about Rhelms.
S'-ccess Repays AH Our Pains When We Purchase a
Cald SUver and fl'tlnnm Pnrefaased for Manufacturing Purpose.
Railroads to Seire
75-Cent Meals to
Soldiers and Sailors
Comes now the 75-cent table
d'hote meal on railway dining
cars. But this meal, which is 15
rents cheaper than the standard
lining car meal, will be served
only" to men in the uniform of
American military service.
Arrangements have been work
ed ou between the War and Navy
departments and the Railroad
Administration whereby the field
allowance of the military service
will provide substantial food on
railway dining cars and eating
stations. The meal allowance of
soldiers- and sailors has been
raised to 75 cents.
The price will apply whether
the men are traveling at their
own expense or under Govern
ment orders. It includes lso In
ducted min on their way to enter
Every step forward Tendered the
boche position about the city more
difficult. In conjunction with Gen
eral Berthelots' attack on the west.
it is opening the way to freeing the
city from artillery fire.
The American attack was highly
trectacular. It resulted in General
Gouraud sending his personal con
gratulations to the American division
The French had taken a position
l.nown as "Elba Trench." But few
beches remained there. The Ameri
cans desired this as a Jumping off
place. Sothey finished cleaning out
the enemy by a local .operation the
day before and established themselves
there for the attack.
"Lean Against Barrage."
With the crash of the opening bar
rage, the infantry Jumped off. Their
confidence In the artillery waa so
great that one officer said: "The men
Jut leaned against the barrage."
The fire positions, pulverized by
rt,"err flre- were ,u'c,k'y crossed. .
Kurlnpr on nlltn.rnil. mil nnT.fl wr '
i .ov, v.. ,ut..r wus i,. wuaco . r. c .
encountred. French tanks assisted In I
cleaning up some of these. In other
countered an officer coming out. with
a revolver In his hand. The corporal
demanded his surrender, adding that
he had better tell all the others In
side to surrender, as he was about to
unload all his grenades In the dug
out. They complied and the corporal
marched .them back to the rear, .
With the capture of Blanc TJont.
the Americans now have downhill
fighting all the w.ay to tbe Alsne.
The ridge over which they passed was
Uie-enemy's strongest point hi Ihls
The. wonderful comradeship of the
French and Americans was again
demonstrated In this fight, where the
latter were engaged under French
command, the same as a. certain
number of French troops have been
operating under General Pershing in
the St- Mihlel and Verdun attacks In
the past few weeks.
Over the dusty roads. American motor
cycle drivers dashed by, earning French
officers In tbe side cars, and vice Tersa.
Ambulances hastening to the rear car
ried French and Americans alike. Over
head was the flmlllar ribboning of the
sky by French-and American shells, fol
lowed bythe-craahing of heavies, and
the snapping of seventy-fires. The heavy
guns stood in the open, without any
semblance of "camouflage. An American
rolling 'kitchen served dusty pollus and I
grimy doughboys, .
Late in tne eening uie Kent was
most dramUc The flash of guns pierced j
the horizon, to the northward, silhouet
ting the men, guns, and horses as they I
moved forward across me niaiesus.i
while to the westward a blood-red suni
sank slowly over Rhelms. The sky was
In the city's defense.
LONDON'. Oct. 5. The Austriansl
., . . ... . , ,j
are retiring In Albania In consider- I
able disorder and are blowing up
their depots, according to informs- ,
tlon received here today
GAINS BY FRENCH
IN THREE DRIVES
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PARIS. OcL 5 The French made
additional progress north of St. ,
Quentln, northwest of Rhelms. and In
the Champagne 5esterday. the war I
nITIc. announce lnrt.1v I
The OermanR in the Mnnta region,
threatened with enelopment by th
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Franco-American advance toward the
Arnes rlveK have evacuated the east
ern portion of that area. I
"Jforth of St. Qucntln fighting con
tinued with the same violence," the
communique said. "We drove the
enemy back, fighting foot by foot.
from a height located 1,200 meter?
southwest of Chardon-Vert (adjoin
ing Sequehart nn the south), and
from, the neighboring woods. More
prisoners were taken. ,
"Northwest of -Rhelms we again
started a push against the enemy on
the whole front of the Alsne canal.
which we crossed In several places. '
We progressed until we reached the
borders of Bermerlcourt (six miles'
corth of Rhelms). I
"The number of prisoners taken In !
the last five days Is more than I.r.O.
Thirty-one guns have been captured. '
Including twenty of heavy callb.cr, '
among which were five of Il-centl-'
"Sharp attacks by . French and
American troops In the Champagne
and progress made yesterday toward
tne Arnes lorced the enemy, who was
threatened with envelopment on his,
left, to evacuate hurriedly the east-
cm part or the Monts region.
"French troops In the sector wet
of the SQippe progresst-d In the hills,
maintaining contact w-ith the enemy's
ear guards. Last night they reached
the height located S00 meters south of
Moronvllllers (twel miles directly
east 01 iineims) '
2 ARMIES MENACED
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U I I AUullA XillllllJ.from the ministry, said a dispatch re-
PARIS. Oct 5.-10:29 a. m The
French and American drives In the
re'n9' renewed this morning, are
Imperiling the Germans in the Ar-
Sonne massif and In the newlj
created pocket northeast of Rhcims
Franco-American troops are now
strongly established on the Orfeull
The French have reached the Arnes
stream and are threatening In pn-
I velop the enemy still holding Nogent- j
' ;1DDf8',e ne. and the Moron-
vllller's f;rove (all between Khelmsl
nd thr Sujppe r,ver) TJ)s op,raton
(s ln rC,njnction with ;eneralRer-'
thelot's drive north of Rhelms. I
The American advance east of the
Argonnt iH timed to nroirresj with
General Gouraud's right and i. men
acing the Germans In the ereat forest,
evacuation of which is expected
American troops that attacked with
Gouraud's army have reached St
Ktlenne. three miles northwci-t of
Medeuh farm. Medeah farm was taken
b" the Ainericuns In their firt dash
Driving northward astride the
ft'ommepy Attlgny highway. the
Americans swung to the northwest.
I"OK lllll .0. I.,J OV SlOmi and flrolo
Mont Ulanc .
The Americans now hold lieinoni
Chateau, having crossed the ridge.
creating a salient In the German
front. This gain permits the allies
to put under an enfilading fire the
German positions on Moronvillerx
ridge, between the salient and the
German line north of Rhelms.
TO SERVE MEALS AT 30 CENTS.
IV.RIS. Oct 0. As n means of com
bating the high cost of living, munici
pal restaurants are promised for I'aris,
according to the I'etlt I'arisien The
mealwill be served for "i cents, and
will consist of soup, meat, vegetables
and bread. There will be no augur nor
Obtain New Uf by Taking
lltorc-i Ion nrvt fco. creatine iw llf.
Imnrotsqirni emB to tsy, guaranteed rt
fnj i Chloral. Caraln. Uurplilne or otht
urcette druta.T Writs foi booklet. Csca
psdtaxs cs-MaJna jo rtaya' trrstraant. bj mall
II. C. tL llosrslli & Co.. M Church be. N
Trk- Eola Vr Jam O'DoonsU sad iUu
-... .. . -,- .. , sut(ii aim l,1'"Ji,ii t t t
through the fortified woods north of,1""1' "ep"1 ,r,KJ
ROME, Oct. 5. Bul
garia learned through
American channels that
Turkey was negotiating
for peace more' than a
month ago, said a Geneva
dispatch to the Epocha to
day. T&ts discovery, said
the dispatch, resulted in the
1 0,000 TROOPS IN
ZURICH. Oct. 5. Mutiny is reported
j to luvc broken out in l lie Tnrklh army.
1 "Ten thousand deserter marched iion
Constantinople demanding the rc'icna
celled here today.
There were clashes between the de
serters and loyal troops, but the result
of these pitched battl's is unknown.
Ami Minor, and this forte has captured
An arm of dcrters li.n grown up in
a number of town.--
Thiity-thref 1.iath .it (".imp MnJc,
Ml , fnini SiMnNh intlu nz.i r pneu
inon1:i. wero r'Krtil trx.i, bringing
lln intal number of ilnth in the camp
from Ihfaic il!ii" up to 133.
Arnun tho ilenthrt i ported IimJ.iv waa
tliat nf Srsant Ni( Iiolas J. Uom.iii.
ono of th htkuonn oun bu5int-5i
nitn In Washington anl .1 prominent
.Mason. i h tit; piointrilor of four
restaurants. L'po" -! .isigm-J to
r'.irnp .Meailr ho was ultuihetl to the
Denin.s lived lit ."O'.i Ninth
nortliwe. t bifoi.- t-ntering tin
lie 1ms two brothers lighting for the
nlliei1. one in France and the other
lighting in the army uhiili lately
forced the ItulKaiian arnii-ttice.
Another brother, Charles J Iieinas,
is a student oi nieilit inc at George
MAX TO.STATE POLICY
ZritlCH. Oct. .1 Prince Ma. of
Rnilcn, the new German chancellor,
will announce his pollc to the Reich
Hag toiluy, according to German ad
vIci-n It will include:
Restoration of It. Igitini by mean
of nn international fund.
Revision of the lirrst I.Itov.sk and
RucliareKi trcatic. by u congresi of all
the bcli3-rt ills.
Freedom of the f-eas.
No payment of damucs to France.
Retention of Alsace Irraln.
Return of Gcnugti rilouies.
Partial and pogr.siv, disarma
ment The Inilnrllile I nlnn I'lKhtlag Dol
lars and Fighting Men.
3 IS E IDEM
POST 50,000 "FLU"
Fifty thousand copies of a circular
entitled, "Advice as to the care of
patients suffering from Influenza and
pneumonia and as to the prevention
of these diseases" are being dis
tributed In every section of the
District today by the District Health
Department. The placard read In
full, as follows:
Influenza may begin as a common
cold Tersons showlng-the least sus
picious symptoms of the disease
should go to bed at once and send
for a doctor Pending the arrival of
the doctor, take u laxative; take nlso
light food, such as eggs. milk, toast.'
and similar things. Have the room
nell ventilated. Stay in bed at least
two or three days after you think
you arc well. liven If It Is found
later that you have only a common
cold, and not influenza, the rest In
bed is the best treatment.
Ailllrc to Attendants.
Influenza Is highly communicable;
the germ is contained In the secre
tions from the mouth and nose. It is
spread c-liiefly by droplets sprayed
from the nose and threat in the act
wcn per.,(,n who may be near, and In
this manner he becomes inrected.
Tersons suffering from, or who are
suspected to he buffering from, the
dlsca.-e. should, during the act of
coughing or sntczing. hold before his
face a cloth, or something to prevent
these droplets from escaping Into the
surrounding air These cloths should
be burnt or boiled to kill the germs
The hands nf attendants i-hould be
carefully washed with soap and
water immediately after attending
any one sick and alwajs before eat
ing. Do not use a tow-cl that Is used
by other person? Dishes, knives,
forks, spoons. etc . used by the
patient should be boiled before being
All bed linen, towels, etc, used by
the patient should Ik. boiled. Iflan
kets and other bed covering should
be exposed out of doors to daylight
To Prevent Infection.
Keep out of places where people
congregate Do not let any one
cough, etc.. Into your face If possible
to prevent it Keep jour mouth
closed. I'e sure to wash your hands
immediately after handling any one
suffering from the diseue. Avoid
all exposure or ccc.sS..-. Avoid fa
tigue; get sufficient sleep. Rat regu
liul ly. Keep in tlie flesh air as much
as possible. Keep aw-ay from places
where the disease. Is
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Oct 3.- The thi'rd
victim of pneumonia among the stu
dents of the Naval Academy, follow
ing the ouibieak of the Spanish In
fluenza heie. died today Harry S.
I.ntta. of Goshen. In.! . a member of;
the Ilr.sl das.-, succumbed to the dis
ease after an lllncs nf several days
He was to have been graduated next
jumnier Of 00') en es reported among
the student hodj there have been but
300 of 500People
In Town Have Grip;
Nine Deaths Reported
The-vlllage of Minw. Pa . with
500 inhabitants, had ".Oil cases of
Spanish Influenza today. Nine
deaths had been reported.
, (Continued from First rage.)
Turton. 1130 Jefferson strait north
west. 450 Employes Prostrated.
William J. Wilson, superintendent
J of the Union Station Terminal, an
j nounced that 4G0 or the S0D em
jrlojes of the terminal wsjre pros
, trated today with Influenza. Many
more w-orKmen are Deing seni to
homes and hospitals suffering from
the malady, liven before the epi
demic began a labor shortage existed
at the terminal, and now desperate
measures are being considered by the
.superintendent to keep storage places
cleared oL-lncoming freight.
"Conditions, would probably be
much more serious If train service
l.self were not slowed up by the epi
demic." said Mr. Wilson. "Freight
arrivals are much slower, and we man
able to meet the situation It more
employes are not taken with influ
enza." AH departments at the Union Sta
tion are affected by the epidemic
lard men. station employes, freight
handlers, and crews of switch en
gines are the hardest hit.
Nearly half of the engineers, fire
men, conductors, and brakemen of
the Southern Railroad trains running
into Washington failed to report to
day because of the epidemic, according
( to- H. O. Monday, chief train dls-
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Actual figures are 125 sick, out of 350
Short of Men.
"Although we are dangerously short
of men for freight trains, we have
I been further obliged to cripple that
service by taking freight train crews
on passenger runs," said Mr. Monday
todav. "Bv these measures Dassenger
'schedules have been maintained up to
' the present, but if further Inroads are
' made on our working force. It will be
hard to say where we will end before
the epidemic has passed."
INearly 200 trainmen and track
workers of the Pennsylvania railroad
Ir. Washington are down with In
, fluenza. and the situation Is beginning
to looli serious for us," said J. J.
Ccoper, assistant passenger train mas-
. ter of the Pennsylvania Railroad, here
tcday. "Seventy engineers and fire
men in the freight departments alone
are sick, and many more are cour
ageously staying by their engines, de
spite their sickness.
"Although appeals have been con
stantly reaching us to send men to
the New England States to relieve
the shortage caused by the epidemic
there. It has been decided that we
fmust keep all trainmen available in
Washington In view of the spread
of Influenza." continued Mr. Cooper.
"Passenger and freight arrivals in
"Washington are normally very
heavy, and under the present strained
conditions we may be obliged to ap
peal for assistance ourselves within
a day or two." .
One thousand, men, or one-sixth
of the workfng force, of the Cumber
land Division of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad are incapacitated by
Spanish Influenza, according to in
formation, obtained by The Times
from Cumberland today. Men 'are
being brought from Baltlniore ahd
Philadelphia in an effort to rejtore
the situation. With its working force
badly crippled. Baltimore and Oho
train service into Washington Is
All churches will be closed tomor
row. Open air services will be sub
stituted wherever possible. Numer
ous permits have been obtained to
hold .services In various Government
parks In the city. These open .air
services will continue each Sunday
until such, time as the District Com
missioners decide the influenza epl
demic Is sufficiently abated to war
rant resumption of meetings In
At a meeting today of the pastonr
Federation of the District. Protestant
ministers of the city voted unani
mously to accede to the request of
the District Commissioners that
churches be closed in the city. Fol
lowing is the resolution adopted by
the pastors this morning:
"Resolved, that In VreTv of tbe wide
spread prevalence of influenza that
has called forth a request from the
District Commissioners or the tem
porary closing of all churches, we, th'e
Pastors' Federation, in special as
sembly do place ourselves on record
as cheerfully complying with the re
quest of the Commissioners, which we
understand applies to all churches:
alike. We further recommend that
our people shall conduct In their own
homes some form of religious wor
ship, remembering In prayer especial
ly the sick, our allied nations at war.
and the present canvass for the fourth
Plan Open Air Services.
Similar action was taken by the
pastor.s of colored churches In the
city at a meeting this morning.
Representatives of 131 colored I
churches voted to abandon services I
Ir. church buildings tomorrow and
bold open-air services In
each church. These out door meetings
will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow
Permission has been granted by the
District Commissioners to the First.
Second, and Third Churches of Christ.
Scientist, to hold an open-air lecture
on the Ellipse at 3 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon. John W. Doorly. C S. R.
of Leeds. England, will lecture. Mr,
Doorly was recently appointed by the
First Church or Christ. Scientist, of
lioston, the mother church, as a lec
turer. This lecture will take the
place of the regular services In the
Christian Science churches tomorrow.
The morning services of the Vermont
Avenue Christian Church will be held
OLD AGE STARTS
Science sajs that old age begins
with weakened kidneys and digestive
This being true. It Is easy to believe
that by keeping the Kidneys ana di-.
cestlve organs cleansed and In proper i
working order old aire can be deferred !
and life prolonged far beyond that en-1
Joved by the average person. !
For iter iOO yetr.s GOLD MEDAL
Haarlem Oil has been relieving the'
weaknesses ana ni.iuDilliy aur to ai
vnnclng years. It Is a standard old
IN OPEN PLANNED
time Home remeay ana nea. no in jibu.vl imariem uu capsules. Money
traduction. GOLD MEDAL Haarlem refunded If they do not help you.
Oil is Inclosed In odorless, tasteless Three sizes. But remember to ask for
capsules containing about 3 drops (tbe original Imported GOLD "MEDAL
each. Take them as you would at brand. In sealed packages.
Quinine .Cost Soars in
Persia a$ Influenza
Plagne Strikes Hiere
Spanish influenza Is now 'cach
ing into the far corners -jf the
earth. A State Department mes
sage noted Its presence In Teher
an. Persia, and quinine, an impor
tant remedy, now retails there at
$125 a pound.
tomorrow in Iowa Circle. Following the
Sunday school service at 10:30 o'clock.1
the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Earle Wilder.!
will preach ai u o Clock. Special em
phasls will be given at this service to
the Liberty loan campaign now in
The Rev. Dr. Charles Wood, pastor of
the Church of the Covenant, announced
today that members of his church wllllPln helping the District officials
hold an open-air service at 11 o'clock nd civilian doctors to prevent the
tomorrow morning on the vacant lot further spread of Spanish influenza,
at Dnpont Circle. At -3:20 o'clock thereV Outdoor activities, such as hikes,
will be a community song service, led nutting: and Blcnlc parties, and corn
by Prof. Peter Dykema. Dr. Wood will roasts', will be started early next
make a short address.
There will be sesvlces on the lawn
of St. Paul's Catholic church, begin
ning on the hour, from 6 to 11 o'clock
Vesper services will be held on the
lawn at Immanuel Baptist church to
morrow afternoon at 5' o'clock.
A patriotic rally service will be
held on the lawn of Christ Episcopal
church. Sixth and G streets- south
east, tomorrow morning; at 11 o'clock.
There will be addresses .by the'pas
tor, the Rev. D. R. Covell. and speak
ers from the Liberty loan commit
tee. All churches ln the southeast
section have been invited to Join ln
this service and make it a union
An open-air service will be held in
Washington Circle tomorrow morn
ing at 11 o'clock by the congregation
of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Com
munion services will be held at 7:30
o'clock tomorrow morning in the
open court of the church.
Short half-hour services will be
held on the lawn of the Immaculate
Conception Churcn tomorrow morn
ing beginning- at' 7. 8. 0, 10, and 11
Ifarmtaup Service Otxanlscd.
The organization of the public
health nursing; service for the District
today was announced by Dr. H. S.
Mustard of the Public Health Service.
"With the setting; aside of one tele
phone In the Health Office for all
calls for nurses and all Information on
Influenza, Dr. Mustard today started
his work of preventing; the spread of
This corps which he is organizing
Is composed of experienced graduate
nurses who have registered. Graduate
and registered nuraes have been re-
fiif.atml tft eslt snrf see Tlr Fowler
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health officer, and they will be put
to work immediately.
The purpose of this organization la
to instruct and not to do nursing;.
These nurses will enter homes upon
request and will instruct the family
how to prevent Influenza and how
to attend to the sick person or' per
sons in the house. A separate tele
phone Main 6000, Branch 364 has
been set aside for these requests.
One Call a Mimute.
This telephone service ln the Health
Office was started today. The first
call came shortly after 8 o'clock.
Floyd Heeler' of 1101 P street north
west, asked. that, a nurse be sent to
his "home. He ai'ld,- he was housing
seventeen girl war workers, and that
six of them were sick with influenza.
Since the first call 'came In this
morning twenty-two requests for
nurses have been received. Some per
sons said, there were from-flve to
eight sick in one house. A. call every
minute is received over this phqne.
although most ot them are seeking
The use of Uje theaters' and movies
in wasmngion ny tne xieaiui xjcparv
ment was offered this morning by a
committee headed by R. S. Robblns,
manager of B. F. Keith's Theater, who
interviewed Commissioner Brownlow.
MrJ Robblns said that every theater
and movie In Washington is at the
disposal of the health department to
be used as hospitals or for any other
service. As .s'et there is no need for
accepting this offer. Mr. eBrownlow
Dr. Tnrten Dies.
Dr. Elmo Turton, 1130 Jefferson
street northwest, a clerk. In the vital
statistics office of the District health
department, died last night of Span
ish influenza. Dr. -Turton is the first
man of the health department who
has died during the present epidemic,
althoughjnore .than five are home
sick with Influenza.
The Dare Devils, the acrobats who
have been giving nightly perform
ances at American League Baseball
park today were requested by Com
missioner Brownlow on the recom
mendation of Health Officer Fowler
to close until furthen notice. The
management of the Dare Devils later
informed The Times that there would
be no performance tonight.
An order for the closing of the
-show was given yesterday, but did
not rcacn tne management, anu a. per-
formance was given last night. Health
Officer Fowler feared that the closing
of theaters and motion picture houses
would result in such a large attend
ance at the park as to create a serious
menace to health.
Urges Extra Precaution.
Health Officer Fowler today issued
a statement rcquestinr all eating
places to take extra precautions ln
"The greatest danger In spreading'
Influenza lies In the lunchrooms and
restaurants, where hundreds of peo
ple gather, he said. If dishes are
only half washed and I have noticed
that restaurateurs are not particular
Y ou are safe
Pill, with a small swallow of water, father John's McdidnC
lttLTlrllltXox your cold and to
the poisons which cause premature)
old age. New life and strength In '
crease as you continue the treatment, i
hen completely restored continue
taking a capsule or two each day.
will keep ;
prevent a 1
.il.iial. naariem uu crdsu e
y.u In health and vigor and ,
roium or ine niae.isn I
Do not wait until old age or disease!
nave semea aown ror trooa. Go to
your druggist and get a bos of GOLD
in thi mattes- o'f course the epU
de'mlo will spres. I urge that -all.
rating p!ace. thqroiirbly scald ATshes
, and make frejurnt change of linen to
check the spread of InfWenxa."
With more than a Hundred Influenza
I patients to care for. In addition to the
normal number of patients under
treatment. Georgetown University Hos
pital to'day' is filled almost to capacity.
Many "convalescents are being -dally
discharged;" but the number of new
patients is constantly Increasing, and
the Georgetown authorities may be
obliged sodn to call on other Wash
Ington hospitals for assistance.
George Washington University Hos
pital has only about thirty Spanish
(In" victims under medical care new.
, out a fcundrVd patients, who hart
,mproved' havo been -.
- t The War CamD Community Serrles
has temporarily abandoned all recrea-
tlonal and entertainment activities
which might cause the collection of
crowds and today will begin a cam.
wee,k by the W. C. C S.. to take the
place or Indoor recreations which
were abandoned on account of Influ
enzal These activities will entertain
and keep people out inthe open as
much as possible and at the same
time will keep them in small groups.
Public Ubrary Closed.
The Public Library has been closed
to the public by order of the Commis
sioners. This applies to both the
central library and the Takoma Park
branch. The Jlbrary staff will be on
duty as usuaL
During: the period of closing, no
fines for overdue books will accrue.
When the. library Is again open all
books in the hands of readers'may be
returned, and no fines will be collected
for a period of one week after the
library la .again open. No books will
be given out while the library is
closed. Readers may. however, re
turn books between the hours of 9
a. nr, and 4:30 p. m., by applying at
the "rear entrance to the central
library on Mc Vernon Place.
Owing-to the epidemic, the meeting
of the auxiliary chairmen of thj Dis
trict Chapter. American Red Cross, to
have been held Monday in Studio
Hall, has been indefinitely postponed.
Salvage Work DUeoatlaned.
The salvage committee of tho Dis
trict Red Cross announced today that
it would not receive any more dona
tions of salvaged articles until the
epidemic is passed.
With an enrollment of 750 stu
dents already, X. W. C A, classes,
scheduled to open Monday last, have
been postponed Indefinitely on ac
count of the Influenza, tbe T. W.
C A. announced today.
The dance to have been a-iven br
the alumni of the University of Wis
consin this evening ln-Chevy Chase
ubrary hall has been postponed oa
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'account ot tne aanger oi opamsn ia-
fruenza. it was announced today.
GRIP HITS MAIL SERVICE
With fifty mall carriers of the 350
employed In Washington Incapacitated
with Spanish Influenza, curtailment of
local mail service is threatened to
day, according to C E. Schooler,
superintendent of carriers.
T"b.e situation is worse today than
at any. other time since the epidemic
began," Mr. Schooley said. "We art)
having difficulty In delivering mall
with 50 of our men on tbe sick roll,
and If .the situation grows much
worse the mall service In Washington
will be curtailed.
"Substitute carriers are, hard to find
and "the . few obtainable have but
slightly-relieved the situation?
GRIP GAINS IN PENSACOLA
PENSACOLA, Fla Oct. 5. Federal
and city health' authorities are un
able to, cope with the Spanish Influ
enza epidemic here today.
The death toll Is mounting, and
hundreds ot new cases are being re
ported. The lack of physicians and trained
nurses has rendered the -situation ex
ROME. Oct. 5. An, Austrian cruiser
was destroyed in the allied raid on
Durazzo. Premier Orlando Informed
the Chamber of Deputies.
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