IST RED GROSS
010 LAST YEAR
Report of War Council Surely
Will Thrill the Hearts of
WOMEN GIVEN HIGH TRIBUTE
Contributions of Materials and Time
Have Been Practically Unending
—Figures Tell of Work Done
by the Various Chapters.
October 23 the 3.854 chapters of the
lied Cross held their annual meetings
to elect officers and make reports. To
be read at all these meetings through
out the United States, the Red Cross
War Council sent the following an
nual message covering the work of
the lied Cross for the past year:
To the Chapters of the American Red
The War Council sends greetings to
the chapters of the American Red
Cross on the occasion of their annua!
meetings for 1918.
With these greetings go congratula
tions on the great work of the chapters
during the past year and, above all
tilings, on the wonderful spirit of sac
rifice and patriotism which has per
vaded that work.
The strength of the Red Cross rests
upon its chapters. They are its bone
and sinew. Tb".v supply Its funds,
they supply its men and women, they
supply its enthusiasm. Let us, then,
review together the Red Cross story
of the past year.
Some idea of the size to which your
Red Cross family has grown may be
gathered from the following facts:
On May TANARUS, 1917, just before the ap
pointment of the War Coxincil, the
American Red Cross had 486,194 mem
bers working through 562 chapters.
On July 31, 1918, the organization
numbered 20.fi48.103 annual members,
besides 8,000,000 members of the
Junior Red Cross —a total enrollment
of over one-fourth the population of
the United States.
Since the beginning of the war you
of the chapters have co-operated with
the War Council in conducting two war
fund drives and one membership drive,
in addition to the campaign on behalf
of tlie Junior Red Cross.
The total actual collections to date
from the first war fund have amounted
to more than $115.000,000. The sub
scriptions to the second war fund
amounted to upwards of $176,000,000.
From membership dues the collec
tions have amounted to approximately
Splendid Work Done by Women.
To the foreging must be added that
very large contribution of materials
and time given by the millions of wom
en throughout the country in surgical
dressings, in knitted articles, in hos
pital and refugee garments, in canteen
work, and the other activities the chap
ters have been called upon to perform.
It is estimated that approximately
8,000,000 women are engaged in can
teen work and the production of relief
supplies through the chapters.
For the period up to July 1, 1918,
American Red Cross chapters, through
their workrooms, had produced:
490,120 refugee garments.
7,123,621 hospital supplies.
10,786,489 hospital garments.
10,134,501 knitted articles.
192,748,107 surgical dressings.
A total of 221,282,838 articles —of an
estimated aggregate value of at least
These articles were largely the
product of women’s hands, and, by the
same token, Infinitely more precious
than could have been the output of
factories or machines. These articles
going to the operating room of the hos
pitals, to homeless or needy refugees,
and carrying comfort to our own boys
in the field, convey a message of love
from the women of this country entire
ly distinct from the great money value
attaching to their handiwork.
Money Spent in Work.
By the terms 'imler which the first
lied Cross war fund was raised, the
chapters were entitled to retain 25 per
cent of the amount collected, in order
defray local expenses, to carry on their
home service work, to purchase ma
terials to be utilized iu chapter produc
tion and otherwise to meet the numer
ous calls made upon them. The chap
ters were thus entitled to retain nearly
$29,000,000. Asa matter of fact, their
actual retentions amounted to only
Ou f of collections from annua l mem
berships, the chapters have retained
From this total sum, therefore, of $33,-
000,000 retained by the chapters, they
have met all the oftentimes very heavy
local demands upon them, and in addi
tion have provided for use by national
headquarters products valued, as
stated above, at upwards of $44,000,-
The chapters have iu effect returned
to the War Council, uot alone the $83.-
000.000 retained out of the war fund
membership dues but, in value of
actual product, an additional contribu
tion of at least $11,000,000.
It will thus been seen that during
the eighteen months which have
elapsed since the United States en
tered the war, the American people
will have either paid In or pledged to
the American Red Cross for its work
of relief throughout the world, iu
money or in material values, a net
total of at least $325,000,000.
GRATITUDE TO RED CROSS
Italian Soldier's Deep Appreciation of
Service Rendered by That Organ
ization to His Wife.
His wife had been very 111, and was
vent by the American Red Cross to re
uperate in one of its country summer
homes, unknown to "Cligi,” who
was doing his country’s work in
tlie trenches. This is the way he ex-
I reuses himself w hen he learns what
has been done:
SERVES MEALS TO OFFICERS
Restaurant Opened By American Red
Cross in London for Military
and Naval Men.
Maj. William Endioott of the Amer
ican Red Cross opened an officers' res
taurant at American array headquar
ters in Grosveuor Gardens, London.
The restaurant will serve 250 lunch
eons and d'oners to American officers
attached to the military and naval of
This outpouring of generosity in ma
terial things has been accompanied by
a spontaneity in the giving, by an en
thuiasm and a devotion in the doing,
which, after all, are greater and bigger
than could be anything measured in
terms of time or dollars.
It has been because of this spirit
which has pervaded all American Red
Cross effort in this war that the aged
governor of one of the stricken end
battered provinces of France stated
not long since that, though France had
long known of America’s greatness,
strength and enterprise, it remained
for the American Red Cross In this war
to reveal America’s heart.
In this country, at this moment, the
workers of the Red Cross, through its
chapters, are helping to add to the
comfort and health of the millions of
our soldiers in 102 camps and canton
ments. as well as of those traveling on
railroad trains or embarking on ships
for duty overseas.
The home service of the Red Cross,
with its now more than 40.000 workers,
is extending its ministrations of sym
pathy and counsel each month to up
wards of 100,000 families left behind
by soldiers at the front —a number
ever growing with the Increase of our
men under arms.
But, of course, the heart of the Red
Cross and its money and attention al
ways move toward and focus them
se’. '‘s in Europe where the American
Red Cross, as truly “the greatest moth
er in the world,” Is seeking to draw “a
vast net of mercy through an ocean of
Red Cress Worth Recognized.
Nothing Is withheld that can be
given over there to supplement the
efforts of our army and navy in cariiig
for our own boys. The Red Cross does
not pretend to do the work of the
medical corps of the army or the navy;
its purpose is to help and to supple
Nor does the Red Cross seek to
glorify what It does or those who do
it; our satisfaction Is in the result,
which, we are assured by Secretary
Baker, General Pershing, General Ire
land and all our leaders, is of ines
timable value and of indispensable im
By the first of January your Red
Cross will have working in France up
wards of s,oooAAmericana vivid
contrast to the little group of eighteen
men and women which, as the first Red
Cross comm ssion to France, sailed
about June 1, 1917, to initiate our ef
forts iu Europe.
Under your commission to France
the work lias been carefully organized,
facilities have been provided, and ef
fective efforts made to so co-operate
with the army as to carry out the de
termination of the American people,
and especially of the members of the
Red Cross, that our boys “over there”
shall lack for nothing which may add
to their safety, comfort and happiness.
Your Red Cross now has active, op
erating commissions in France, in Eng
land, in Italy, in Belgium, in Switzer
land, in Palestine and in Greece. You
have sent a shipload of relief supplies
and a group of devoted workers to
northern Russia ; you have dispatched
a commission to work behind our arm
ies in eastern Siberia; you have sent
special representatives to Denmark, to
Serbia arid to the island of Madeira.
~ ~ Carries Message of Hope.
Your Red Cross is thus extending re
lief to the armies and navies of our
allies; and you are currying a practical
message of hope and relief to the
friendly peoples of afflicted Europe and
Indeed, we are told by those best in
formed in the countries of our allies
that the efforts of your Red Cross to
aid the soldiers and to sustain the
morale of the civilian populations left
at home, especially in France and
Italy, have constituted a very real fac
tor in winning the war.
The veil has already begun to lift.
The defection of Bulgaria, which by
the time this message can be read may
have been followed by events still more
portentous, may point the way to yet
greater Red Cross opportunity and ob
ligation. “The cry from Macedonia” to
come and help will probably prove one
of the most appealing messages to
which the world has ever listened.
Whut the Red Cross may be called
upon to do in the further course of the
war, or with the coming of victory,
peace and reconstruction, it would he
idle to attempt to prophesy.
But your great organization, in very
truth ‘‘the mobilized heart and spirit
of the whole American people.” lias
shown itself equal to any call, ready to
respond to any emergency.
Spirit of All Best and Highest.
The American Red Cross has become
not so much an organization as a great
movement, seeking to embody in organ
ized form the spirit of service, the
spirit of sacrifice—in short, all that is
best and highest in the ideals and as
pirations of our country.
Indeed we cannot but believe that
this wonderful spirit which service in
and for the Red Cross has evoked in
this war, is destined to become in our
national life an element of permanent
At Christmas time we shall ask the
whole American people to answer the
Red Cross Christmas roll call. It will
constitute a unique appeal to every
man, woman and child in this great
land of ours to become enrolled in our
army of mercy.
It is the hope of the War Council
that this Christmas membership roll
call shall constitute a reconsecration
of the whole American people, an in
spiring reassertion to mankind that in
this hour of world tragedy, not to con
quer but to serve Is America’s supreme
THE WAR COUNCIL OF THE AMER
ICAN RED CROSS.
Henry P. Davison. Chairman.
Washington, D. C„ Oct. 10, 1918.
“Most illustrious officers of the Red
“I feel that it is my duty to tell
you how thankful I feel for your kind
ness to my wife. When I got a let
ter from her. in her own handwriting,
telling me how your good people had
picked her up and carried her off to
a most comfortable home in the moun
tains. where she is feeling better every
day. well—l Just cried tears of joy,
and am not a hit ashamed of them!
We Italians have a good friend In
Vice Admiral Sims, commanding the
American naval forces iu British wa
ters. and Major General Biddle, com
manding the American military estab
lishment in Great Britain, attended
the opening luncheon.
The restaurant has been placed in
charge of a committee of English and
American ladies, including Mrs. White
law Reid, Lady Gilbert Parker. Lady
Arthur Pearson. Mrs. John Elliott. 1
Mrs. Donald Armour. Mrs. Percival
i; Griffiths, Mrs. K. ** Waite and Mrs. A.
f H. Walker.
LOAN IN FINAL
HOUR GOES OVER
Liberty Subscription Is Put to
Good by 25 Million Real
GOAL PASSED BY BIG MARGIN
Washington Reports Say It Probably
Will Take Two or Three Weeks to
Ascertain Amount Subscribed
in Excess of Call.
Washington, Oct. 23.—Estimates and
figures showing the success of the
fourth Liberty loan poured into the
treasury, indicating that there were
about 25,000,000 subscribers during the
campaign which dosed Saturday night
and that the $6,000,000,000 goal was
passed by several hundred millions.
All orders for coupon bonds are be
ing tilled Immediately, and plenty of
registered bonds will be ready as fast
as requisitions for them, accompanied
by the necessary information concern
ing the individual owners reacli the
Reports from all the reserve dis
tricts early in the day showed the hon
or roll of subscribers bears 22,000,000
names as a minimum, and probably
will be found to have several million
Owing to influenza, peace talk and
the fact that many participants in the
third loan now are in the army, the
number of subscribers in the Boston,
Philadelphia and, possibly some other
districts, prooubly is no greater than
in the preceding loan.
It is apparent, however, that at least
20 per cent of the population of the
United States bought bonds, a record
equaling and probably exceeding the
percentage record of the British Vic
tory loan of 1917, which had 9,000,000
subscribers. The $5,000,000,000 sub
scribed to that loan is exceeded by
more than a billion dollars. Thus all
records, both for size and distribution
of war bonds, are broken by the fourth
The first Liberty loan had about 4,-
500,000 subscribers, or 4 per cent of
the population. The second had about
9.600,000, or 9 per cent. The third
had 18,300,000, or approximately 17.7
ORDER ON LIQUOR NOT 0. K.’D
Attorney General Gregory Does Not
Approve Restrictions Promulgated
in Chicago by Subordinate.
Chicago, Oct. 23.—John .T. Bradley,
United States marshal, received the
following communication from Attor
ney General T. W. Gregory:
“The regulations affecting the sales
of liquor promulgated at Chicago by
Mr. Clabnugh, superintendent of the
bureau of Investigation, were issued
without authority and without consul
tation witli any one law officer of the
department of justice. I am in full
sympathy with their purpose, but per
sonally believe that such regulations,
if promulgated by proper local au
thorities, would be very effective in
carrying out the purpose of the selec
tive service act. Under section 12 of
that act the only federal official in
vested with power to promulgate reg
ulations is the president of the United
INSISTS FOE CRUCIFIED COLE
Senator Poindexter of Washington De
clares He Has Letters That
Will Prove It.
Washington, Oct. 22. —Senator Poin
dexter of Washington read to the sen
ate a letter from Dr. T. H. Howard
of St. Louis stating that a brother of
Sergt. A. R. Cole of East Liverpool.
0., who served with the Canadian
forces in France, had affidavits to
prove the widely circulated story that
the sergeant was crucified upon a door
with German bayonets. Senator Poin
dexter produced the letter during a
speech criticiszing the committee on
public information which he said was
seeking to spread the belief that Ger
man atrocities have been discontinued.
The committee recently denied the
TOTAL LOANS TO THE ALLIES
New Credits Extended to Italy and
France Bring Total to $7,520,-
Washington, Oct. 22.—New credits
of $200,1*00,000 for Italy and $100,000,-
000 for France were established by the
Itreasury, making the total loans to
Italy $1,060,000,000 and to France $2,-
165,000,000. For all the allies Ameri
can loans now amount to $7,520,476-
Bond Insulter Apologizes.
Marinette, Wls„ Oct. 23.—Before an
audience of 3,000 persons on Dunlap
square Henry Kopplin, well-to-do
farmer of the towu of Grover, made
public apology for insulting a Liberty
Eddie Grant Killed in War.
With the American Army Northwest
of Verdun, Oct. 23.—Capt. Edward
Grant, former third baseman oi the
New York National league club was
killed by a shell while leading a
King George's Physician Arrives.
New York. Oct. 22.—C01. Sir Thom
as Mills, surgeoD to King George, ac
companied by Maj. Gen. Brakeley-
Monihan. arrived at an Atlantic port
with a number of other notable Brit
ish army ana naval officers.
Czechoslovaks Win Battle.
Shanghai, Oct. 22.—-Bolshevik troops
advancing toward Ekaterinburg have
been severely defeated by Czecho-Slo
vak and Siberian forces. The bolshe
vik! lost 1,000 men killed, as well as
three armored trains.
Beautiful Woman Dead.
Baltimore. Md., Oct. 19.—Mrs. Mar
garet Eyre Stirling Baldwin, who re
cently posed as Columbia for James
Montgomery Flagg to aid the fourth
Liberty loan, is dead here of pneumo
nia following an attack of influenza.
Ohio Miners Pledge 700,000 Tons.
Cleveland. 0„ Oct 19.—That eastern
Ohio will not fail to meet General Per
shing’s demand for 700,000 tons of coal
weekly from this district war the sen
timent expressed at a conference of
tabor leaden and operators here.
MAJ. GEN. JOHN A. LE JEUNE
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Latest photograph of Maj. Gen. John
A. Le Jeune, U. S. mariue corps, com
manding the famous Second American
division, lighting in the Champagne
with the Fourth French army.
BAG 17 HUN PLANES
NO U. S. MACHINES LOST IN
Yankte Flyers Vanquished Several
Enemy Formations of 35 and 40
With the American Army Northwest
of Verdun, Oct. 22.—1n the nll-Ameri
can pursuit airplanes brought down 17
German machines. Most of the victo
ries have been confirmed officially. Not
one American machine was lost, mak
ing the day stand out in the history of
During the expedition the American
machines met and vanquished several
enemy formations of 35 and 40 air
Among the Americans who brought
down German machines was Lieut.
Charles Dolive of Chicago, credited
with one victory.
Other Americans who sent down ma
chines of the enemy are the following;
Lieut. Cleveland McDermott of Sy
racuse and Lieut. Chester Wright of
Brookline, Mass., two each; Lieut. Al
bert Weatherhead of Cleveland, O.;
Lieut. Wiere Cook of Muncie, Ind.;
Lieut. Sumner Sewall of Bath, Me.;
Lieut. Lowell Harding of Washington,
D. C.; Lieut. W. E. Goulding of New
York; Lieut. Clinton Jones of San
Francisco; Lieut. Remington Vernon
of New York, and Lieut. Dickinson
Este of Philadelphia, one each.
Lieutenant Wright and Lieutenant
Harding downed another machine be
tween them, while Capt. Charles Biddle
of Andalusia. Pa.; Lieut. William A.
Stoval! of Stovall, Miss., and Lieut.
Walter Evers of ‘Jolumbus, 0., togeth
er brought down another.
On the opening day of the Meuse-
Argonne offensive American aviators
brought down 19 German machines,
but 16 American airplanes were either
lost or damaged. On Friday only one
American machine was forced to land.
That was the one piloted by Lieuten
ant McDermott. He landed near
Brieulles and his machine was brought
in Saturday by infantrymen.'
TO FEED RESCUED BELGIANS
Hoover Arranges for 20,000,000 Emer
gency Rations for the Civilian
Washington, Oct. 21. —Arrangements
have been made by the Belgian relief
commission with the British quarter
master general for 20,000.000 emergen
cy rations to be furnished immediate
ly to the rescued civilian population
in Belgium. Herbert Hoover, chair
man of the commission, announced
that the rations would con e from the
stores of the British army in Belgium
and would be paid for by the relief
WILSON GETS CZECHS’ EDICT
Declaration of Independence of Slo
vaks' Council Received by the
Washington, Oct. 21.—The declara
tion of independence adopted by the
Czecho-Slovaks’ national council was
presented to President Wilson. The
Czecho-Slovaks by their declaration
sever all ties connecting them with
Austria-Hungary. Professor Masaryk,
president of the Czecho-Slovak na
tional council, signed the declaration
as the president of the new provisional
Tris Speaker to Fly.
Boston, Oct. 22.—Tris Speaker, great
center fielder on the Cleveland Ameri
can league baseball club, will enter the
naval aviation school at the Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology in
Co-Eds Buy Liberty Bonds.
Urbana, 111., Oct. 22.—University of
Illinois co-eds lu re bought $42,000
worth of Liberty bonds for which they
will pay by waiting on table, washing
dishes, housework, typewriting and
Wilson Made Spanish Citizen.
Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 22.—Presi
dent Wilson • was unanimously pro
claimed a citizen of Barcelona. The
honor was accorded him in recogni
tion of his “great efforts made In favor
of world justice.”
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Halt Influenza Epidemic.
Camp Custer, Mich., Oct. 22. —The
Spanish influenza-pneumonia epidemic
here seems under control. A notable
decrease in pneumonia cases and an
almost complete eradication of influ
enza is evident.
Clock Goes Back October 27.
Washington, Oct. 21.—N0 further
effort will be made by congress to con
tinue the existing daylight saving law
and the hands of the clocks will be
turned back an hour on October 27. as
Former Senator Kearns Dies.
Salt Lake City. Utah. Oct. 21. —For-
mer United States Senator Thomas
Kearns, mining magnate and railway
builder, died at his home hen reliev
ing a stroke of apoplexy suffered s,
eral days rqp*
“People Must Rule,” Is Kernel of
Answer Made to Country’s
FREEDOM BEFORE ALL THINGS
Austro-Hungarian Government Must
Satisfy National Aspirations of Its
Own People Before Peace
Conditions May Be
Washington, Oct. 22.—President Wil
son ha3 rejected the Austrian offer to
conclude an armistice and negotiate
peace. He declared that mere auton
omy for Austrian nationalities was
not sufficient, but that they must have
The text of the note handed to the
Swedish minister follows:
“Sir—l have the honor to acknowl
edge the receipt of your noto of the
seventh instant in which you transmit
a communication of the Imperial and
royal government of Austria-Hungary
to the president. I am instructed by
the president to request you to be good
enough through your government to
convey to the imperial and royal gov
ernment the following reply:
“The president deeius it his duty to
say to the Austro-Hungarian govern
ment that he cannot entertain the pres
ent suggestions of that government be
cause of certain events of utmost im
portance which, occurring since the de
livery of his address of the eighth of
January last, have necessarily altered
ihe attitude and responsibility of the
government of the United States.
Among the fourteen terms of peace
which the president formulated at that
time occurred the following:
“ ‘X. The peoples of Austria-Hun
gary whose place among the nations
we wish to see safeguarded and as
sured, should be accorded the freest
opportunity of antonomous develop
“Since that sentence was written
and uttered to the congress of the
United States, the government of the
United States has recognized that a
state of belligerency exists between
the Czecho-Slovaks and the German
and Austro-Hungarian empires and
that the Czecho-Slovak national coun
cil is a de facto belligerent govern
ment clothed with proper authority to
direct the military and political af
fairs of the Czecho-Slovaks. It has
also recognized in the fullest manner
the justice of the nationalistic aspira
tions of the Jugo-Slavs for freedom.
“The president is, therefore, no long
er at liberty to accept the mere ‘auton
omy’ of these peoples as a basis of
peace, but is obliged to insist that
they, and not he, shall be the judges
of what action on the part of the Aus
tro-Hungarian government will satis
fy their aspirations and their concep
tion of their rights and destiny as
members of the family of nations.
“Accept, sir, the renewed assurances
of my highest consideration.
In announcing his reply, Secretary
Lansing also, made public the official
text of the Austro-Hungarian note. It
“Legation of Sweden, Washington,
D. C., Oct. 7, 1918. —(Translation.) —
Excellency: By order of my govern
ment I have the honor confidentially to
transmit herewith to you the following
communication of the imperial and
royal government of Austro-Hungary
to the president of the United States
“ ‘The Austro-Hungarian monarchy,
which has waged war always and sole
ly as a defensive war, and repeatedly
given documentary evidence of its
readiness to stop the shedding of blood
and to arrive at a just and honorable
peace, hereby addresses itself to his
lordship, the president of the United
States of America, and offers to con
clude with him and his allies an armis
tice on every front on land, at sea, and
in the air and to enter immediately
upon negotiations for a peace for
which the fourteen points in the mes
sage of President Wilson to congress
of January 8, 1918, and the four
points contained in President Wilson’s
address of February 12, 1918, should
serve as a foundation in which the
vie points declared by President Wil
son in his address of September 27,
1918, will also be taken into account.’
“Be pleased to accept, etc.,
“W. A. F. EKEVGREN.
“His excellency, Mr. Robert Lans
ing, secretary of state of the United
Allies in Town of Kadish.
Archangel, Northern European Rus
sia, Oct. 21. —Allied forces have occu
pied the town of Radish, in the prov
ince of Vologda, and have advanced
for a distance of five miles to the south
of that place along the railway.
Win War, Then Play Ball.
Chicago, Oct. 23. —Ban Johnson,
president of the American leageu, an
nounced he would oppose any sugges
tion to resume pennant races before
1920. “Let’s win the war first and then
play ball,” was his terse comment.
Labor Backs Wilson.
London, Oct. 23. —Arthur Henderson,
the British labor leader, addressing
a meeting Saturday, said that In the
situation created by the German peace
offer labor has arrayed itself solidly
behind President Wilson.
“Flu” on Wane in Camps.
Washington, Oct. 21.—A nation-wide
survey of conditions indicates that the
Spanish influenza has not yet run Its
course in civilian communities. The
statistics for the array camps, however,
continue to show a gradual falling ofT.
Allies Occupy Kadish.
Archangel, Northern European Rus
sia, Oct. 21. —Allied, forces have occu
pied the town of Kadish, in the prov
ince of Vologda, and have advanced
for a distance of five miles to the south
of that place along the railway.
$10,000,000 to Fight “Flu."
Washington, Oct. 19.—An appropria
tion of $10,000,000 with which to fight
the present epidemic of Spanish influ
enza is provided in an amendment to
the army appropriation bill, presented
in the senate by Senator Lewis.
Miners Affected by “Flu."
Lexington. Ky„ Oct. 10.—Several
mines in the coal districts of Ken
tucky have stopped operations, while
others have been forced to cut pro
duction in half, due to the spread of
the influenza epidemic.
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Ncp* P*r Unlonfe
Gc*aerni vroinaujLa&i, one of the lead
ing French commanders, has been aid
ing General d’Esperey In conquering
the Bulgarians and driving the Aus
trians out of Macedonia and Serbia.
“FLU” EPIDEMIC GROWS
DEATH RATE IN UNITED STATES
Census Bureau Gives Figures Showing
Jump of From Two to Seven
Washington, Oct_ 21.—The highest
mortality rates since the beginning of
the Spanish influenza epidemic were
reached during the past week in prac
tically all the larger centers of popu
Figures made public by the United
States census bureau covering the
principal cities of the country, show
that the normal death rate has in
creased from two to seven times as a
direct result of the contagion, which
still Is spreading rapidly in civilian
Fall River, Mass., shows the highest
advance, jumping to 100.4 from an av
erage rate of 18.7. These figures rep
resent an annual rate per 1,000 popula
The rate for Philadelphia computed
on the same basis was 97.2, compared
with a nominal rate of 14.3. The third,
highest rate was attained at Lowell,
Mass., reaching 89.8, as compared with
an average of 17.6. Boston, where up
to the past week the mortality has
been greater than in any other city
in the country, has dropped to fourth
place, with a rate of 87.3, against an
average rate of 15.2. The rate of the
national capital has climbed to 86.7
The normal rates of New York and
Chicago bave nearly trebled during the
epidemic. New York’s rate is given
30.1, as against an average of 11.9,
while Chicago has risen from 13.2 to
JOHN A. STERLING IS KILLED
Congressman From Bloomington, 111.,
Dies in an Automobile Accident—
Chicago, Oct. 19. Congressman
John A. Sterling of Bloomington was
killed ajd his law partner, W. W.
Whitmore, and ihe latter’s wife were
Injured In an automobile accident
south of Poutiac. Mr. Whitmore was
badly hurt, but his wife escaped with
a few bruises. Miss Anna Lange, also
of Bloomington, the fourth occupant
of the car, was painfully hurt.
According to information received
by Col. Frank L. Smith, chairman of
the Republican state central commit
tee. the automobile overturned in mak
ing a turn near the poor farm. The
injured persons and Congressman
Sterling’s body were taken to Pon
TOWNS SAVED FROM FIRES
Flames Sweeping Forests in Minne
sota Reported Checked—Many
Duluth. Minn., Oct. 19. —Federal
Dam, Aitkin, Crosby and Ironton, on
the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste.
Marie railroad, are reported safe from
fires which came near to those towns.
Fifty fires are reported scattered
through St. Louis county.
AH business is suspended in Iron
ton and Crosby. At McGrath the fires
are under control. Fires around Mc-
Gregor and north of Aitkin, near Fai-
Isade and Libby are still burning.
Serbs Capture Towns.
London, Oct. 23'.—Franco-Serblan
troops have entered Zaietchar, 28
miles from the River Danube at
Negotia, and 45 miles northeast of
Nish, according to a Serbian official
statement Issued Sunday.
Probes Loan Failures.
Fond du Lac, Wls„ Oct. 23.—John
Doe proceedings were begun before
Justice Fowler to determine why 21
townships in Fond du Lac county
failed to meet their quotas in the
fourth Liberty loan.
All Brewing Must Cease.
Washington, Oct. 21. —Not even
“Kreuzen” or new beer, for "toning
up” old beer can be brewed after De
cember 1 under a ruling announced by
Food Administrator Hoover and Fuel
Indiana Over Top.
Indianapolis, Oct. 21.—Indiana has
oversubscribed its quota in the fourth
Liberty loan, it was announced here.
The quota of $108,750,000, has been
exceeded by $150,000, with several mil
lions more expected.
Munitions Blast in Lyons.
Lyons, Oct. 19.—Fire followed by
an explosion in a munition factory
caused important material damage.
Another and more violent explosion
occurred at midnight when the maga- j
zines blew up.
Bordeaux Votes Statue to U. S.
Bordeaux, Oct. 19.—The municipal j
council bas voted a subscription of
$20,000 toward a being raised to
erect a memorial in honor of America,
t the mouth of the Garonne river
BROTHER BACON'S WORD.
"Grunt, grunt, what’s the news?”
asked Grandfather Porky Pig.
“Well,” said Brother Bacon, “they
say that it’s going to be a fine day
“Who in thunder dr* you mean by
‘they ?* ” asked Grandfather Porky Pig,
“I mean people waen I say ‘they,’”
said Brother Bacon. “At least I meant
it just now when 1 said ‘they,’ and
it is of this occasion we are talking.”
“Hum,” grunted Porky Pig; “you
are being very smart in your manner
of speaking. <*h?"
“Maybe so,” said Brother Bacon,
“but if I were in your place I wouldn’t
speak of thunder when I had just
heard it was going to be a fine day
“Why not?” asked Porky.
“Because,” said Brother Bacon.
“That’s a fine reason,” squealed
Porky Pig. “Yes, that is most as
suredly a fine and noble reason.”
“I’m a pig,” said Brother Bacon.
“I know it,” said Grandfather Porky.
“And I’m not a professor or a
*eacher or a scholar,” said Brother
Bacon. “Such people may know the
reasons for everything, but T don’t.
Pigs aren’t supposed to be so awfully
“I thought you might have given a
slightly better answer than you did,
though,” said Porky Pig; “even
though you are a pig.”
“I can if you will give me time,”
said Brother Bacon.
“Take your time. take your time.
You’' time means nothing to me,” said
Porky Pig. “My time means nothing
to me except when It is meal time.
Then I feel differently about time, for
I am in a hurry to grab the goodies.”
“I meant,” said Brother Bacon slow-
“Ham Is Good to Eat,” They Both Ex
1~, “that I didn’t think it was a good
idea to speak of thunder when the
weather is nice and is going to con
tinue being nice, it might encourage
the thunder to come.”
“Nonsense,” squealed Porky Pig.
“You have silly ideas. If It’s going to
thunder, it’s going to, and it will take
more than a couple of pigs from the
barnyard to stop it, I can tell you.
“There, now! What do you think
of that for superior pig brains?”
“I believe they have a food called
pig brains,” said Brother Bacon.
“Have the delicacy, young Pig, to
leave my name out of conversation
when you are mentioning foods. That
Is—only mention my name as being the
one to whom to give things to eat. I
don’t wish to be spoken of as a food
“Oh, all right,” said Brother Ba
con. “I won’t speak of salt pork and
roast pork and pork chops any more.”
“You’re very rude,” said Porky Pig.
“Very rude. Let me reply, however,
bv saying that bacon is a fine break
fast food, a splendid breakfast food.
And it’s especially nice on a picnic.”
“Well,” said Miss Ham, joining the
orher two, “what is this strange con
versation I hear?”
“Ham is good to eat,” they both ex
“Well, Porky Pig and Brother Ba
con,” said Miss Ham, “you have no
consideration and kindness.”
“We started trying to hear the news
—that is, I wanted to hear it,” said
Grandfather Porky Pig.
“And I tried to give it to you,” said
“Well, if you can’t talk about any
thing more interesting than the wpath
er. I don’t think much of your conver
sation,” said Porky Pig.
“The weather is very interesting,”
said Brother Bacon, squealing and
twisting his little tail angrily; “it can
be snowy, rainy, sunny or moony.
That is, I believe it can he moony, al
though I don’t think there is such a
word, hut if there isn’t I’ll make it up,
for there is certainty weather when
it’s fine and when it’s clem and when
it’s night and the moon is shining, or
gleaming or beaming or whatever the
moon does do.
“So if we speak of sunny weather
and rainy weather, we should speak
of moony weather, too, when the moon
Is out, looking down at the pig pen.”
“I fancy the moon has something
else to look at besides pig pens.” said
Porky Pig, “although J am worth look
Can’t Be Answered.
Willie—Mother, why does it rain?
Mother —To make the grass and
vegetables grow and the strawberries
j'ou love so well.
Willie—But why does it rain in the
Friendship implies dealing lovingly
with our friends. The more we love
one another, the more anxious are we
to have the object of that love conquer
a weakness, and so friendship is never
eonsorous, but always gently helpful.
The loving zeal we show 1l helping a
friend to overcome a weakness, stamps
our friendship as wholehearted.—Girl’s
Greeting for Friends.
Learn to greet your friends with a
The teacher was giving her class in
arithmetic a lesson In measurement
“Bernice.” said she. “how do you
find the length of anything?”
Bernice, who had seen her grand
mother measure off cloth, replied:
“You can find the length of anything
by smelling it”
Liberty is qujte as much a moral as
a political growth—the result of free
individual action, energy and independ
ence. —Samuel Smiles.
There was never a time when the sao- j
rifices and the help of women were morn |
appreciated than at the present time.|j
Women should learn war-nursing and*
nursing *t home. There is no betterfj
way than to study the new edition of thqflj
“Common Sense Medical Adviser”—"s||
with chapters on First Aid, Bandaging®
An..*nmy, Hygiene, care of the SicldK
Diseases of Women, Mother and Babe, th||g
Marriage Relations—to be had at son®g
drug stores or send EDc to Publisher, 6SB|
Washington Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
If a woman suffers from weak bacfl|
nervousness or dizziness—if pains aftiflH
her, the best tonic and corrective is
made up of m.'.ve herbs and made
out alcohol,' which makes weak
strong and sick women well. It is
Prescription of Dr. Pierce, used by hflH
in active practice many years and
sold by almost every druggist in
land, in liquid or in tablets. Send
Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y., 10c for trial
Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets are
best for liver and bowel trouble.
Appleton, Wis.—“l found Dr.
Pavorite Prescription to be a very gocMf
medicine. About six years ago I
feminine weakness. I took this
and it cured me in about six months. H
am quite sure it is a permanent cure as
have never felt any return of this ajH
ment, and am well and hearty as any
could wish to be. I can recommend tb(H
“Prescription’ very highly.”—Mrs. C.
Brainerd, 820 State St.
will set you right
Small Pill, Small Dose, Small Price
Carter’s Iron Pills
Will restore color to the faces of
those who lack Iron in tbe blood,
as me st pale-faced people do.
HORRIBLE TO THINK ABOUT
Private Would Much Rather Have
Gone “Over the Top” Than Tell
Girl She Wouldn’t Do.
Solomon nnd Socrates have nothing
on the welfare w-orker. He Is In a
class by himself as a vendor of gen
eral information and advice. The
united war work campaign of the
seven welfare agencies is introducing
him to popular approval in his full
blaze of glory.
A rangy freckled private stood in
the doorway ot the Jewish Welfare
board's hut at Camp Gordon. He
shifted nervously and his tongue stuck
to the roof of his mouth.
“It’s a g-g-g-girl, s-s-sir. W-we—l
think I’d like to m-m-rnarry her. She’s
outside. C-c-c-an I bring her In?”
AVho was she? A little girl from
the town near the camp? No, she
wasn’t the pnint-and-powder kind. A
regular girl, the sort you’d like your
mother to meet. If you had a mother.
With all ceremony she was ushered
In, blushing and giggling. She met
the critical eye of the welfare worker
with becoming timidity. When the
Jewish Welfare board man bad given
lib. smiling sanction, the private
breathed a great sigh.
“Gee! Suppose I’d had to tell her
she wouldn’t do? Gee!”
The “Come-back” man was really never
down-and-out. His weakened condition
because of overwork, lack of exercise, im
proper eating and living demands stimula
tion to satisfy the cry for a health-giving
appetite and the refreshing sleep essential
to strength. GOLD MKDAL Haarlen. Oil |
Capsules, the National Remedy of Holland,
will do the work. They are wonderful. |
Three of these capsules each day will put
a man on his feet befwre he knows it:
whether his trouble comes from uric arid
poisoning, the kidneys, gravel or stone in
the bladder, stomach derangement or other
ailments that befall the over-zealous Amer
ican. The best known, most reliable rem
edy for these troubles is GOLD MKDAL
Haarlem Oil Capsules. This remedy has
stood the ‘est for more than 200 yearn
since its discovery in the ancient labora
tories in Hollands It acts directly and
gives relief at once. Don’t wait until you .
are entirely down-and-out, but take them j
today. Your druggist will gladly refund!
your money if they do not help you. Ae-I
cept no substitutes. Look for the name!
GOLD MEDAL on every box, three sizesJ
They are the pure, original, imported!
Haarlem Oil Capsules.—Adv.
Cheap (?) Fare.
Though he is privileged to grouse
to his heart’s content, there Is n<
finer philosopher than the soldier. H
always finds the silver lining of thi
cloud. “Glad I joined up?” said i
maimed Tommy hut lately discharge*
from the Gloucesters. “I should sa;
so. See how I’ve traveled —Egypi
Gallipoli, Italy and France. I couli
not have done that In ‘civvy’ life. Aw
the fare —one leg!”
Itchinq Burning Skins.
For eczemas, rashes, ltchings, frrita
tlons, pimples, dandruff, sore hands,
and baby humors, Cuticura Soap and
Ointment are supremely effective. For
free samples address “Cuticura, Dept.
X, Boston.” At druggists and by malL
Soap 25, Ointment 25 and 50.—Adv.
Paper thread is attracting consider
able attention In the Scandinavian
countries. It Is anew invention—a
result of the war.—People’s Home
An Absent Item.
“History repeats itself.”
“Maybe. But the next chapter is
going to leave Bill Hohenzoller- out.**
TO INSTANTLY RELIEVE
OR MONtV RIfUNDEO—-AaK ANY DRUGGIS
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