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Mayor Closes Theatres, Schools and Churches
SUDDEN SPREAD OF SPANISH INFLUENZA FORCES CITY OFFICIALS TO TAKE DRASTIC STEPS Map and Sidelights A wont lnt»rMtln« map. «ho*ini; tha irxina of th« »Hl*» niruf March J*, will lw> founit on pu*r ». The Star SlitollKht* on the War will I* found on |»»*c 1 FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OF THE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATIONS VOLUME 20. NO. 188 YANKS BREAK THRU! Star Liberty Bell Ringer No. 12 •"Thoa* American soldiers are making the name of the t'nltrd State* ahine with a new luster before the world. They are splendidty )u»Uf> in* our faith and pride ta our country. When buying Liberty Bonds *ee that you—Just Individually you—l'ROV K WORTHY TO RE FOVGHT AND I>IEI> FOR. IM> Yotlt PAItT AS THEY ARE I*>!NQ TH KiltS Saturday Evening Poet. 25 "FLU" CASES IN SEATTLE REPORTED Afl churches, schools, theatres, and places of assemblage were Mayor Hanson tha i#rwad of the Spanish influenza tr mmt I* the motion picture mt tmJm m aO tha iunalnia aal they had rfcaad tha*r Sum. WM> hUMa waa |t<«a tfflnn hi ardfn la da* aU other aa- No rhurrh aarrlcaa will be permit tad Sunday TTa will enforce the order to tha letter Mayor Hanson declared "Tha chief of police haa been riven order* Dance hall* ware ordered rloaed laat night No private dance* muat ba bald. Persons spitting on sidewalks or la street cars are to ba Immediate ly placed under arrest." Hla order followed consultation with Health Commissioner Mcßride. who reported that there were IS clvil las eaaaa on record at nroo. New case* are being reported *v try few minutes. There haa been one civilian death A call for at least 21 white mice waa taaued by the health depart-nent this mom in*, to be uaed tor rx perl trital purposes "W« can t find any whit* mire." •aid l)r Mcßrlde "Any one who haa them ihould notify ua Immediately." He cautioned that yournj adult* a*em to be moat eaaily affected by the influenza But peraona of all •gta contract It. The warning to k*ep window a open, avoid cough- In* In anyone'a face and avoid crowd*, waa reiterated. The death of A. V. Cobb, seaman Keep Away From Crowds—Dr. Tuttle T. D. Tuttle. ataie (toner of health, hu limuml * llat of rule* for the public to follow in romt*ttlni( Spanish Influenza. whlrh citizen* are aaked to fol low In order to prevent th* ■pread of Infection llrni they are: "I. Ktvrr cough or sneeze without holding a handkerchief before your face. "2. Keep away from public gatherings and public places a* much ajt possible If nwnsHry for you to go Into crowded place, get out as noon a* pos dbfe "J If you have a cold. even the moat simple old. keep your face HWty from other people s faces Ijo not kiss the members of your family, and do not breath- directly Into other peo ple'* faces. "4. If you have any symptoms whatsoever of grippe stay St home ]>o not visit others or Permit others to visit you. Keep your windows wide open so that you may have an abundance of fresh air If you do not prompt It recover, or if you feel ill, mil your physician. 'The above mentioned precau tions are extremely simple, and yet If you wlil only consider for a moment, you will realize that We are asking you to practice voluntary quarantine Instead of trying to put you under fjuaran tin* by law. W> are anklnff Jon a* a patriotic to •etually go Into quarantine •ftd stay th»»r* until nil dan ® fr of spreading th*» dl**a*e In Should the diMeaae l^ l rotn# epidemic In your "trnmun |ty, It will neefnHiiry to clow •8 pU*e* of public gathering," IF IT HELPS WIN THE WAR, THE STAR IS FOR IT from Centralia, Wash. Hat unlay mornir.it. brought the total of dMUu from Spanish Influenza *t the naval training ■ union on the University of Washington campua up to three. «HI» «U mm wrr« re ported at the point of d«ath In on* uf the hoapttal*. Two hundred and w«mty«ltia mm are in the naval camp hospitals . suffering from influenza and pneumonia, II at Um> mm bMni pneumonia, agairtat 'lt men In hM pltala Friday. doire of the men were afflicted but allghtly. and re l*a**d following rapid recovrrj Iteport* from the i«mp 'indicate that great wnai la being obtained by precautionary meaaurca. which have reduced the danirer lo a mini mum. according to commander Miller Freeman. The maximum of ■anitatlon and precaution ta main talned at the camp Commander Freeman ha* not re atrlcted hla men from iMtvlnjr the camp, but hwnxnounM Utcm not to attend no public gathering* or fre quent publlr placea. No vtaltora are allowed at the camp Acoirdlni to Commander K>e» man. there are few. If any. men en terlng the honpllal* Katunlay. "I believe the epidemic baa hit ua aertoualy. and that we rnuat do our utmost to combat It " Commander Freeman .declared ' !junr»» In any reapert might result in a d»n|ter«u» apreadlng of 'he Influenza. even be yond our power to combat It Kvery individual In the city ahould adopt at once the precautionary meaauraa taaued by the department of health." Preparation* were being made Saturday to convert the old county court houae Into an emergency hoa pltal to handle Hpanlah lnfluen*M caaea Twelve Spanish Influenza deatha have been reported at Bremerton. The malady liaa apread to the civilian population there Mrs. L. Walker wife of Lieut. L. B. Walker, of San Francisco. t» dead from pneumonia, which followed influenza Dr. Mcßride, city health commissioner , declarea that more rain will aid In the fl*ht being made agnlnat the apread of Spanlah Influenxa here The germ* are freely d»« trlbutad in the duat of the atreeta. he aaya, and rain by checking the duat alao aervea tut a foe of In fluenza GO OUT AFTER LOAN SHIRKERS With Ihe flrat week of the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign t ending today, Seattle Is half way arrow In the drive for her quota of WM7J.400 A 1234,000 subscription from the Washington Mutual Savings hank, Saturday morning, brought the total subscriptions up to $13.- IKi.OM, not Including subscrip tions which started to pour Into the banks as soon as the doors were opened, at 10 a. m. At 10 45 war women of Seattle mothers, wives. sweethearts and daughters of men in the army and navy paraded from Virginia st south on ftacond ave to Yesler way. In one of the biggest processions of Its kind i ever undertaken Hpeeial commute**, working under the personal direction of C. S. Wills, King county Chairman. are now In *tituting a apodal drive agaJn*t bin tmaine** men and cor|*»ratlon*. who *üb*cribed amount* below their quo ta, In the expectation that the other fellow" would make up the differ enee. The employee. eorporatlon and firm member* of the National Grocery Co. have awept Rrroaa the line (Continued on page 9) Thp Qpjifflp Sltjir night edition W'wftJL TWO CENTS PER COPY THE GREATEST DAILY CIRCULATION OF ANY PAPER IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AUSTRIA SENDS OUT NEW OFFER IN PEACE MOVE (Py ( allrd Itm l-rrnrd Wire, Dtrn l re The HlarJ AMSTERDAM. Oct. s.—Berlin advices today announce that Prince Max has announced that he will outline Ger many's peace terms in a speech in the reichstag. They will include: Restoration of Belgium bv means of an international fund. Revision of the Brest-Litovsk and Bucharest treaties by n congress of all the belligerents. Freedom of the seas. No payment of damages to France. Retention of Alsace-Lorraine. Return of German colonies. Partial and progressive disarmament. AMSTKJWAM. Or*. J—Reply , lac io alleged wqwal by Austria- Hungary for a ptarr ronfercnce uf all MllcntrK Great Britain l» ruparMd ta had 4muraM that lit* Austrian lawromi n plain what II —— by i "son mMMIMBI •• mnuniMW nwi Aiiatrta'a re«|ua*t waa mad# thru Holland. lumrdlni lo th* Volenna mrreapondent at the Tageblatt Mhe Baked that Holland place The Hague at th* diipMl of the Kelllprrala. Iloltinil notified all belligerent*. tha correspondent **>•* It la ropoftKl that Prof. Lammasch, who. It I* rumored, may *oc- Allies Are Sinking Pair of Claws Into Austrian Forces » ■ , Dispatch From Carl D. Groat ! By railed rrrut frt»< Wire j Dirrct «e Tka fflar | • m WASHINGTON. Oct. Th* al lied nrmlea wilt make the reply to Austria's reported peace plea via Holland's a government. Indication* today pointed to de velopment of a claw like offenalv* n gain at the dual monarchy. one claw being the allied force* In th* Near East: the other the gnllant Italian Army While It may be to develop thin (kMjbk offrnrtv#. It la favors! by men of military Im porta nre and eigne are Inrmjitny that thin will be a portion of Gen. Foch's ii wtrategy. Application of the claw* to Austria , It in held, would force her to m.tke a genuine peace offer The preeent reported Austrian requeat upon Holland to peek a p*a<*e con ferenre in rejonliKl here a* only another Mep in the known plan to develop a peac«« offenalve thruout the fall and winter However. If Balfour's Speech Is Britain's Reply to Austrian Offer LONDON, Oct. 8 The Telegraph declares It hu authoritative informa tion that the only reply Oreat Hrltaln ha* made to Austrian peace propos als consists of Foreign Minister Balfour's speech of Sept. I€. Balfour. In the spee< h referred to. said there was "something cynical In the Austrian proposal," nnd conclud ed: "I cannot believe It I* the enemy'* dealre to arrive at an understanding which we can possibly accept. It I* an attempt to weaken the forces which lire proving too strong for them In the field lam sure it can not produce peace, and I am Just as sure it cannot divide the allies "When the Germans try to dress themselves In President Wilson's clothes, or try to play a part they think President Wilson want* them to play, they are clumsy actors." Kind Treatment by Yanks Makes Foe Officer Weep WITH THE AMERICAN FIRST ARMY Oct. f> A captured Her German major was greatly surprised at the treatment accorded him by the Americans. When told by a staff officer thut all Americans here, being soldiers dlers, held no bitterness toward him as a fellow soldier, and that the fighting was over so far as he was concerned, the major's eyes filled with tears. kniitwi aa Ran<nd riia iltiiir Mar I. lal ttva roaiorftr* a< teama. Waati, «in<t*r lha Act of Can«raaa Marm I. im Austiran Premier Hussarek hu pf*fwu»d * memorandum utatlne Austria's roiw*pUon of President Wilson's 14 points, wlilch will b* MDt to tolOr Tfc- Cologne Gazette Hjri th*l Hungarian Premier Wekerle . Count Tlmn I'ounl \n«twmy »nd ponyt - arrived In VMM jSoon rwrtion with th» new t«r*r» effort" "VV« nrr Uhofins unw«»ryingljr in th» Int'Mwta of WXirflf iW rtarvd In «n Intmlww "1V» ar* ntdy nncutlfttinK " WafcarU aiul tha other* will Iw r» r«v«l by Emperor Karl to dlaruaa tha alt tuition the claw* were aunk Into the mon archy. It la felt her* that It would !>* only a matter of very brief time before Austria would be out with a real offer to quit. Incidentally. some authorities foresee that < Germany propose* a new and particularly ulnlatar pnr« offennive t>efore I'm* Ita indicated line* are h>ise<] upon a retirement from Belgium and northern France Whfn this retirement haa been >r cepted. It la likely (Ifrmafiy will 'tKl™vor to appeal to the pacifist element of her force*, particularly In Great Britain. amnni the lara downe and labor factidoa. for a peace contemplating no claim* to any French or Belgian eoll Much «n appeal muit he enmhatted. au thontlea lay especially aa It will be baaed upon retention of an en feehled grasp on Russia. Military men xlewed the war altua tlon today with Increasing delight The German retirement In the north and the big American *maahe* In the *outh were taken a* opening the ultimate military downfall of the Teuton ZURICH, Oct 5 Tfn thotiMim] deeerters from th«* Turkish Army as- MiTibl«d outside Constantinople and demanded the reaignationa of Talaat Pasha, the Turkish grand vizier, and Enver Pasha, minister of war. nc* cording to dispatches from ConstAn tinople The ministers refused and dlapatch ed troopa to attack the revolters. It wan stated A battle followed, the re suit of which la unknown PRINCE BORIS BULGAR RULER ZURICH. Oct. 5 -Crown Prince Boris ho* assumed the reina of government In Bulgaria. following the abdication of King Ferdinand, according to a <ll«pat»h received from the official Korrespondenz bureau In Vienna today. Vorwaerts Says Max Is for Peace AMHTKHDAH. Oct. 6 -Coplea of the Berlin Vorwaerts received here, declare socialists will enter the government of Prince Max. liecause It la the duty of the government to attempt a quick restoration of peace. The Tageblatt derlarea Prince Max a program la to bring peace. SEATTLE, WASH., SATURDAY, OCTOBER r», 191 X. Germans want Russia 10,000 Turkish Deserters Fight in Constantinople COMPLETE SERVICE OI THE NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Don't Let Jordan Pull His Propaganda Here David Starr Jordan muit not be permitted to re peat in Seattle the pacifist propaganda which has aroused the Minute Men of Tacoma. Dr. Jordan, in Portland today, was scheduled to speak at a Seattle church tomorrow. He fondled the cursed Hun with specious pleas in Tacoma and pleaded for a peace that would im pose no conditions for the reparations of the} wrongs to Belgium, to Serbia, and to the other na tions who have felt the "iron heel" of the Prussian . For the cut-throat nation of the world, for thtl brigands and murderers, the baby crucifiers and the violators of women, for the race that knew no ten derness as they trampled and ravaged weaker lands until they ran red with blood, Dr. Jordan besought tenderness. "No indemnities!" he cried. Let them go unpunished. Let the Belgians PAY. Let the Serbs PAY. Let France PAY. Let all the nations who have bended themselves to save world from perpetual H«l on earth—let them all PAY. But Germans must not pay. This is Dr. Jordan's plea. It is as nearly treacherous to Ameri can aims as he can go and yet remain within the law. The church that invited him hen is fully warned. Dr. Jordan must NOT be permitted to speak here if he is going to insult AMERICANISM and the high purpose of the men who are firing their life blood on the fields of battle. Their sacrifice must NOT be in rain. JORDAN SPEECH RAISES IRE OF MINUTE MEN TA "OMA. Oct. S.—"Four Minute" Liberty Loan speaker* In four local theatre* last night bllterty de nounced Dr. David Starr Jordan aa a preacher of ln*ldJ»»u* German propaganda. and a "damnable paci fier t<ecau*« of the California edu cator'* lecture here, durlnjj which he I* quoted an having nald that Germany should not he compelled to make any reparation for the wrong* *he ha* done Belgium. Serbia. Rumania and Montenegro lrecau*c "to do so would l-ankrupt her and retard her national ludu*- Irial growth" One of the speaker* was Garrett Fisher. a prominent business man. who said: "If men like you or I were to get onto a soap box at a utreet corner and for one minute advocate the doctrtnc Mr. Jordan I* preaching, we would be In the •cooler' within five minute*. Yet he goe* about, with no restraint, peddling hi* German propaganda. It I* your duty and my duty to protest aa vigorously as we know how," PORTLAND. Ore. Oct s.— , Tacoma ma Four Minute Men have garbled my atatement." said Dr. David Starr Jordan today "In th*» talk referred to 1 did not discus* Indemnities, term* «»f peace or atrocltlea. I spoke on the frensled finance of Germany " Says Turkey Will Hold Out to Last GENEVA, Oct. & Turkey will hold out to the laat inlnute before surrendering, In the !>ellef that by ao doing ahe would receive better terms, according to Essad Pasha. provincial president of Albania, and former commander-in-chief of the Turkish fr»»ce* at Scutari. In an Interview be fore hla departure for Saloniki. He expreaaed pleasure at the fate of Bulgaria. which, he stated, had thrown Ita lot with the Teuton allies thru achemlng motlvea for |>eraonal gain. The firm of Schwabacher Bros. & Co.. announced Saturday morning that It had Increased Ita aubacrlp tlon from t&O.OOO to $76,000, and that In addition Nathan Eckstein. acting for the Gatzer Schwabacher Land Co., had subscribed 15.000. ! VICTORY FLASHES PARIS. Oct I—<4 11 p. m-> Franco American troop* drtvlm. northward airainat Verualers. are now within leaa than five mile* of that Important German base Knemy lone ranee iruna covering Veruziers. which had been Installed near Sugny and between Bt. Etienne and Semide, are being haatily withdrawn. LONDON. Oct i —<l:l* p. mV— The Germans are fighting deeper ately In the Champagne for every Inch of ground, because of the great number of valuable communication line* behind the front, battle front dlepatchea declared today The op posing armle* are *waylng to and fro. WITH THK BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE. Oct 4.—< night.>— Smashing of the Beaurevoir-Fonsomme line, northeast of St. Quentin resulted In a gain of from three to four mile* a day, compared with gains of 300 or 400 yard*, which were the heat the allies could do In this region Just a year ago. Which Are You— Renter -OR Owner? The man who rents merely lives in a house —the man who owns knows the meaning of home. Now is the time to start after a place of your own. Look for that place in the Classified columns of today's Star, pages 10 and 11. U'oifhrtr I-1 \rnr ic t • an<l irvia jr. rain, brlak earner roretaM. , G a-.<ju.w»at*ny »m<ia. CUT BREACH IN HUN DEFENSES ON WIDE FRONT (Ity I nttrd Prest Ljraard Wire, tHrrct to TKt Star) LONDON, Oct. s.—Franco-American forces have definitely broken thru the whole front of the enemy defensive line behind the Suippe river west of the Argonne, according to dispatches received here this afternoon. With the allied smash continuing along the whole West front from Verdun to the sea and with the problem of a successful evacuation of Albania confronting her, Aus tria is reported to have made another peace offer thru Holland. An official dispatch states that Austria asked Holland to invite all belligerents to a "non-committal" conference at The Hague. Great Britain, it is reported, ha* already replied to the overtures, asking Austria to explain what she means by a "mm wmmuur unifiniKf Proceeding further In fier peace efforts, Austria Is said to have charged Professor Lammasch, of the University of Vienna, with drafting a memorandum showing Austria's conception of President Wilson's 14 peace points, which will be sent to the latter. ALLIED GAINS CONTINUING Further progress yesterday along practically the entire battle front from Cambrai southward to the Meuse was reported in today's British and French communiques. Marshal Haig staled that lhe< British line iru advanced slightly north of St. Quentin. In the same ivdon the French drove the enemy out of a itniw portion MnUiv«t of Chardon-Vert. Northwest of Rheims Gen. Berthelot pushed a'-roM the Aisne Marne • anal at several points and reached the border* of Bermericourt Franco-American attacks In the Champagne and Argonne regions arc placing the Germans In great peril, both In the Arfonne foreat and north of Rheims. Projrraas In Flanders Is slow, ow- In* to the difficult terrain which Is I being turned Into a quagmire Balkan* Drrrtop Mjrstery Realignment of the allied front In the Balkans Is shrouded in mystery. AMERICANS SMASHING HUN ON 50-MILE LINE Dispatch From Fred S. Ferguson I By PaWrd Press I/rasrd Wire I rHrtct to Th* Star ■ ■ WITH THK AMERICAN FIRST ARMY. Oct. 5.—(10 a. m.>— —Furious fighting continued to day along the whole 50-mile front In (he Champagne-Argonne re gion. Heavy artillery fire Is support ing the Infantry assaults. The weather is ideal and there Is a stupendous amount of aerial ac tivity. Violent Herman counter attacks In the region of Fleville. on the eastern edge of the Argonne forest, were re pulsed last night, i Resumption of the Ameri can First army's attack west of the Meuse, together with a five-mile advance of the Ameri cans east of the Rheims, has brought the Americans wllhln striking distance of the German lines at two points on the west ern front. In the Champagne, the Americans crossed the plains beyond Blancmont ; and reached the outskirts of St. Etienne-a-Arnes Increasing, with the French advances, the possibilities of complete relief of lthelms. West of the Meuse. Gen Bullard's corps has reached the Kreimhelde- Stellung line. Troops from Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. In a pivoting movement, advanced two kilometers (a mile and a quarter). Regulars In co operation advanced five kilometers (three miles). Fix e Posts Taken The attack west of the Meuse began at !>:25 yesterday morning and by mid afternoon Hill 240. Gesnes, Fleville. Chesrey and Le Forges hud fallen. Severe counter at tacks 111 the center were repulsed rar Taar, b> Mall. It M la IIM The Serbians have occupied Nish and several cities to the south, ac cording to unofficial reports, but no advices have been received, regard ing the expected northward move ment of the British and French. Abdication of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria In favor of Crown Prince Boris, has been semiofficially re ported from Vienna. The Austrian retreat In Albania, apparently Is being hurried by the Italians. who are keeping In cloee touch with the retiring enemy. An unofficial Paris dispatch re ports that Portuguese and British troops have thrown the last remain ing GermalT forces out of German East Africa, taking a number of prisoners and a quantity of ma terial. with heavy losses and the advance was fully maintained. The attack was - carried on suc cessfully in the Argonne, despite the greatest difficulties. The boche had felled trees and Interlaced them with barbed wire. Machine gun nests were cleverly concealed In this tangle. Tanks cleaned these up. Numerous explosions of ammuni tion dumps in the rear of the enemy lines, thruout the day gave addi tional evidence of the heavy losses suffered by the boche from our ar tillery fire. The attack. starting at somr f Continued on page 9) DESERT SHIPYARDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON Shipyard workers in Seattle did not work Saturday afternoon. In structions from headquarters of the Metal Trades council called on all shipyard unions to work the morn inK shift only, in conformance with the desired 44-hour week. James A. Taylor, president of the Metal Trades council, is now in San Francisco attending: a Pa cific coast conference of metal trades workers, together with two other Seattle delegates. Ix>cal of ficials said Saturday morning: that if any cancellation of the Satur day afternoon order had made at San Francisco a wired an nouncement to this effect would have been received hoxe FORT WORTH. Tex.. Oct. 5 Second Lieutenant T. C. Maris. Washington D. C.. R. C McKaught. O'Hara, 11l . and F. H. Smith, Easley, S. C.. were killed instantly and Lieut. A. C. Seely, Brockway, Mont., seriously injured today, when two aeroplanes collided in the air, two miles south of Keller. Tex. The machines were from Taliferro field, and carried two officer* each.