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WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE INFLUENZA
I—lf you ge t a cold, go to bed in h well ventilated room. Keep warm. 2—Keep away from other people. Do not kiss any one. 3 Use individual basins, and knives, forks, spoons. towels, handkerchiefs, soap; wash plates and cups. 4- Every case of inf luenza GO to bed at once, under the care of a physician. The patient should stay in bed at least three days after fever ha.s disappeared and until convalescence is well established. s—l he patient must not cough or sneeze except when n mask or handkerchief is held before the face. FOLLOW THE MAP A map of th« blr operntlona on th« wmi front Will hr found on pace * today You will ho interomr.l In notln* the «rr»t advance of the at U*>l armten. The map (irwnli It vrry dearly. FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OF THE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATIONS VOLUME 20. NO. 102 ALLIES BREAK THRU 20-MILE LINE AND WIN GREATEST VICTORY 500,000 BOCHES FLEE Turks Negotiate for Peace; Rumor Kaiser Abdicates; Reichstag Yields? Star Liberty Bell Ringer No. 16 Every dollar brings us nearer to victory—final, conclusive victory. It ta the dollars that supply the armies with the supplies Utsy need to rout the Hun. aa they are doing today • cut off the supplies—and victory la far off. Cut off the dollars—and the supplies are tar off. The end of the war dependa upon the promptness with which we meet our Liberty Bond quota. 1288 FLU CASES M SEATTLE REPORTED Will Take Week, to Banish "flu" -We are doing our best to check the Spanish Influenza epidemic. am) meeting with ■■rii lai ni Bat we katr* a virulent contagion In our midst that H will require aiihi to banish. We moat Ml anitic aay nmdHhm atartuei effort. "Every individual should da Ma share to see that the In flenza is restricted. adher ing strictly to sanitation and the preventive health department There la Be let-op in the «U nation yet." -Dr. J. H. Mr Bride, city health Ths Spanish Influenza pandemic is beginning In Seattle. Citizens tan not slacken their efforts to guard against Its spread. This was the warning issued by City Health Commissioner J. S Mc Bride at noon Thursday, after 249 WW cases in four hours had been re Vwtsd to his subordinates These new cases brough t the grand htaj of victims now suffe»rtng from these day fever" to I.2**. Ko death* had been reported up to ■Mo Thursday. ••port* on the situation at the na val training station at the university •rs lacking Naval authorities refus- •I to give out any statement. It is Mt known Whether any deaths or ad ditional cases havi occurred there in lam 24 hour*. Health Commissioner Mcßride ad *K«d. Thnmday. that every one vac cinated with anti Influenza serum ar t*og». within 4* hours of the first in jection. to take a aecond. found thin th« mont ef fective method," he *aid "Other wise the effect i* only neutral." On® hu»dr<d Skinner & Eddy cor Wlon workers fire reported con fined to the hospitals at plant* 1 and 1 *lth H pariah Influenza Thursday. *kfle between 2,500 and 3.000 men have he*n vaccinated. The men are vacrinated v* faet aa condl- Bon* at both plant* allow. Worker* In other shipyards are be "•▼acrinated a* rapidly aa poanible. _ Early IndiraHon* that Wednesday •ouM pa#m wi'hout any Influenza ■OOi* were shattered late In the day •l*n four civilian deaths were re- Ported to the h*«lth department The following died: James V. Ras mussen, 211 Occidental ave ; Hale bYour Business For Sale? The draft ha* made a big dif ferent* in the plan* of many. "•* it affected you? If you JJWi to dispone of or buy a rosin**,. a f"w line* de*> rlp- U*e Of what you want. Insert- J* In the Riusines* Opportunl "•» column of The Htar. will pw you in touch with the larg ** a «dienr<- in the Northwest IF IT HELPS WIN THE WAR, THE STAR IS FOR IT Baney, lot Lmtt at.: Samuel Theo donia. 11l Waahlagtim at. and Mel ville W. Johnson. 431 With m N. W. A total of 424 new nun were re ported Wednesday. People from all over the city as sernbled at the city hoepltal for vac cination with Health Officer Mc- Ilride'a antitoxin serum Wednesday. They were aent to private physicians, who are now supplied with the vac cine Requests for the aerum are pour- In* Into the department of health from all over the elate, also from the autre of Oregon and Idaho. With the exception of Kurt Worden. the requests had to be refund. The limited aupply of aerum left will be confined to Seattle until more can be made. The city health department Thtira day noon notified all landlords that they will not be permitted to evict tenants who have contracted Span iah influenza The edict went forth after news had arrived of several cases of at tempted eviction of the sick landlords who fall to comply with the warning will leave their premises open to severe quarantine If Spanish Influent* victims are forced to seek new quarters. It Is pointed out by health experts, the epidemic will be aided, rather than hindered. Over 20 cases of influenza are be ing treated at the emergency hetspltAl in the old rdurthouse, Thursday, an (Continued on PUBLIC IS GIVEN NAMES OF WAR LOAN SLACKERS Seattle vrlll be given an oppor tunity to know who h«r Liberty bond shirkers are. ThU TO the derision of cam paign commlltewwn ThurnU). when Coanly Chairman C. S. Wills made public the luum* of G. E. M. Pratt, head of Uie Sun set Motor Co., and Gamma Pon ein. wealthy property owner, who. he declared, were Überty loan slacker*. Repeated opportunities were given these men to do their share In sub scribing bond*. Will* pointed out After they repeatedly refused ro "*ec the light." It wa* decided to let the public know their attitude. Pltlle** publicity will lie u*ed to ac quaint Keattle with wealthy men who refune to do their part. Seattle must hit an average pace of $1,000,000 a day In subscriptions to the Fourth Überty and (Continurd on Paa r Rightt I Talk and Buy //U\ 'LIBERTY BONDS if- No crowd can gather around the auto serenaders who plan to visit the Mount Baker park and Madrona dl* trlcts Thursday evening Following the strict Instruction* of Publicity Director Frank Waterhouse. they will furnish Lierty loan music Just iLS long a* the people do not crowd around the car*, and whej. the music lovers do get too close. the musicians will be whisked away for several The Seattle Star THE GREATEST DAILY CIRCULATION OF ANY PAPER IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TURK CHIEF SEEKS WAY OUT OF WAR Negotiating With Allies for Terms for Chance to Quit Battle REICHSTAG TO CONVENE Peace Situation Turkey negotiating with allies. Rumor Kaiser Wilhelm has abdicated. Report Germany accepts Wilson's terms. Reichstag to meet Satur day. Pope to ask for peace. Washington, Oct 10—Rep resentatives of the new Turkish government are negotiating with the allies ae to the terms upon which they may withdraw from the war. the I nlted l'li«a learn ed from an authoritative aoarre today. The new grand vizier, Tewfik Pasha. pro-ally, haa representatives In touch with the allied governments, it ia stilted. STOCKHOLM. Oct !•.—Ru mors are persistent here that the kaiser has abdicated. Rumor* of the kaiser's abdication, or aerloua illness. were first current In Europe several days ago. In con nectlon with thla It Is noted that re ports of overthrow of the Hohenzol lerns were ei|Mw-ted lo tie clrculate<l at the same time the German peace offensive was launched Recently the kaiser was reported so ill that he was furred to cancel all engagements. A few days later worrl was received that he had l>een at Mannheim to make an address and was forced to flee an air raid, hiding In a cellar London. Ort. It.—A Central News dispatch from Amsterdam, flalrd October 9, asserted It was reported from Berlin that, as a result of German press comment on the war situation, the gov ernment majority in the reich stag had adopted the whole of Wilson's conditions as a basis for peace. COPENHAGEN. Oct 10.—The German chancellor Willi address the reichstag Saturday, according to copies of the Merlin Tagrhlatt, •AMSTERDAM. Oct. 10.—Dr. Solf, German chancellor will address the appoint a committee of relchetag member*. repreaentatlves of the for eign office and Jurists to formulato the German draft of a league of na tion* plan, according to the N'ord Deutsche Allegemeine Zeitung today. Kaiser Makes Offer to Czecho-Slovaks WASHINGTON. Oct. 10—Ger many I* approaching the Czecho- Slovaks with proposal* for auton omy, according to Information to the state department today. Thl* I* taken a* a sinister effort to re move the Czechoslovaks' Influence and power In Russia. K| SB NKVV'M OK POPRC'H PRCAC'RC | KKKORtT ON I'AOK H m —a RENEW ATTACK IN LAON AREA PARIS, Oct. 10.—Renewal of the attack in the region wa* an nounced by the French war office today. Progress was made there, a* well a* east of st. Quentin and in the Champagne. Satered aa brona riua Matter May I. lit*, at tka hdilflM at (Htlla Waah. •nd«r th« Act of c;on«r«M Vtnl I, lITI. VICTORS IN PURSUIT OF ROUTED FOE Allied Cavalry Slashing at Enemy's Heels After Troops Break Thru BOCHES IN WILD PANIC Dispatch From | Lowell Mellett ! tty U»Urd rr*M Leased Wirt < I Pirrct to Thm Star \ BY IXlWlttJ^Miunrfp fl'nlt-d »tmh«> > tmh« CorrwpcmdanO WITH THE British AR MIES IN France Oct. 10 Ttw Germans In Uw> st Quentin Cambrai region. aloggerlng un . 4rr the Impart of the combined British French h Bad American blow. ap|wiar In bf on th» twff • of an utter rout. The allies have burst thru the lul of the organlied German defenses along a front of a score of mllea and have poured Into the open country beyond Th* Ormaiui are reported In wild retreat to the rant ward, abandoning everything that would retard their night Additional advances of mora than alx miles at ami l point* along the 10- mil* fighting front are reported aln r e yesterday a renewed attack began, Bohain, Susigny. Clary. Caudry, Fon somme. Caurior. Carnieres. Fontaine Notre Dame. Marcy and Mezierer sur-Oise are reported to have fallen. A tre-nendoua explosion la reported to have wrecked the renter of ('am hral. Already awept by fin. It or 10 block* in the heart of the city are romplelely In ruin*. The Hrltlah and Americana are re ported to t>r on the outaklrta of \» Cateau and approaching Solesmes To the Mouthward the Krenrh are bearing down on Ribemont. allied pn>icrea* haa tn»en ei tended northward to tl** K**arpe. and our drt;i< hrnrnt* are reported to have entered Vltry Kn Artof* and Arleu*. (Continued on I*nor b'Aoht) William J. Mann. 17, Duthie ship yard employe, is reported missing by his mother. Young Mann, "Hilly," as he Is known, left Huthle's at 4 p. m. Monday, and has not l<eon seen since. His home Is at 320 ft Main st. Andrew Bye Anderson, Hryn Muwf, Washington, has lost his registration card, anil the police have found It. Ho can get It St headquarters. The weather bureau Issued a storm warning to all small craft Thursday. The center of the storm at present Is at Sitka, Alaska. SEATTLE, WASH., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 191 K. Allied cavalry In cutting and slash- Ing at the enemy's heels. while our Infantry la marching In the wake of the horwiwn in column formatWn. t.aJn Mi MIIm More Yank, Tho Trapped, Tells Hun Chief to Go "Somewhere" WITH The AMERICAN FIRST ARMY, Oct <Nlght>— "Go to hell!" That wu the reply of MaJ. Whittlesley. commanding the bat talion of Americans trapped In the Argonne forest, when the ger man commander sent a letter to tilm by a captured American, de manding surrender. Whlttlesley's men were facing starvation, and their ammunition wan nearly exhausted, but he wrote the above reply on a slip of paper. wrapped It about a stone and threw It Into the Herman lines. SHiPYARD BOY MISSING .. .... ■ .. • KIND REGISTRATION Card STORM IS COMING! 6—He should be in a warm, well ventilated room. 7—There is no specific for the disease. Symptoms should be met as they arise. B—The great danger is from pneumonia. Avoid it by staying in bed while actually ill and until convalescence is fully established. 9—The after effects of influenza are worse than thp disease. Take care of yourself. 10—Strictly observe the state and city rules and regulations for the control of influenza. COMPLETE SERVICE OF THE NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION G.Poncin and G. E. M. Pratt, Dollar Slackers! G. E. M. Pratt, presi dent and treasurer of the Sunset Motor Co., which is the local agency for the Cadillac and the Hupmobile automobiles, was today branded a "Liberty Bond" slacker by the executive com mittee, of which C. S. Wills is chairman. At the same time. Gamma Poncin, presi dent of the Yesler es tate, one of the wealth iest really firms in the city, was also branded • bond slacker by the executive committee. Both Pratt and Poncin are rated able to buy $50,000 to $75,000 bonds each. Pratt bought only $l,- 000 worth. "Committes have re peatedly called upon Pon cin," says a statement of the executive com mittee, "and he has kept them waiting 1 in the ante room, and treated them discourteously and indif ferently. He stated he would buy $5,000 of bonds, and that was the best he could do, and after repeated calls fin ally said he would pur chase $15,000, but upon this basis Seattle will never raise its quota, as he is well able to pur chase the amount of his rating." According to the com mittee. Judge Burke and several other prominent citizens called on Pratt. He told them he had put $23,000 in the Red Cross barrels and could not buy as many bonds as ex pected. "Do you mean to say you put $23,000 in Red Cross barrels here?" Burke questioned. It then appeared that Pratt meant two or three thousands. When Burke declared then- was no such record in Seattle, HUNS ON LAST LAP OF RACE FOR MAUBEUGE By J. W. T. Mason Famous War Expert NEW YORK. Oct 10—Von Hindenburg Is now entering tlie last lap of his retreat to the great French fortress of Mau beuge, guarding the Belgian bor dw. The Belgian boundary soon will be occupied by the German ariny as Its main defensive posi tion. ami northern Kranee will be redeemed. The Americans and Hritish are ad vancing so quickly along the main railway leadline to Mnubciigc that It Is now doubtful whether Von 111 n denburg can make a prolonged re alstance anywhere until he gets back to the fortress. The fact that Americans and Hrit ish are today within two miles of le Cateau shows Hlndenburg Is In deep aitxlety to retire to belgium as soon as the rescuing of his stores will |>er mil. The Germans are fighting only Pratt is alleged to have told the committee that he had put that amount of money in the Red Cross barrels in Chi cago. * * • There are wealthy slackers, to be sure. Just how many, we do not know YET. Perhaps there are only a few. But the slacker* are not confined to the very wealthy class alone. The industrial division is fall ing down, too. Only about half of what was expected has been raised in the shipyards and »hops. It is true that the de lay in the Macy award has left the shipyard workers "in the air." It is true that wage earners must sacrifice in ord'-r to buy bonds; that they cannot buy with surplus money, because they rarely have surplus. But that sacrifice MUST be made. The hopes of the country' are built upon the sacrifices of the people as a whole .—and not upon the mere "generosity" of million aires. If the industrial divi sion makes good on its rating, all the more credit is due it because of the sacrifices in volved. We arc on the verge of victory. It is within our grasp if we can keep up our tremendous pace. To slow down now means a prolonging of the war unnecessarily. This, then, is our duty: If you have already sub scribed, invest so m e mop®. If you haven't bought any bonds, by all means hurry and do it today. For a quick, conclusive peace, we've simply got to put the Loan over. i rear guard actions, and by making no determined stand before Le Ga teau. Indicate they have no intention of clinging to any part of France be yond the Maubeuge line. Maubeuge Is the southernmost I protective link In the defenses the Hermans have constructed for safe guarding their hold upon the Meuse line In Helglum. If the Hritish and Americans drive the Hermans from Maulieuge, the line of retreat will be along the Sambre river, which Joins the Meuse at Namur. Namur, In Its turn, is the southern key to Liege and guards the military passageway from Bel glum Into Germany. The Anglo American wedge, there fore, which Is now moving relent i lessly upon He Cateau, has but to continue Its northeasterly direction in a straight line to reach Liege , This Is the ultimate objective of the present movement. By the National Conference of Army, Navy and Civilian Doctors FOCH'S TROOPS POUR THRU GAP AFTER ENEMY PARIS, Oct. 10.—(3:45 p. m.) —The Germans are reported to be withdrawing on wide sectors along the whole 100-mile front between Cambrai and Rheims. They are employing countless machine guns to slacken tlus allied rush. The greatest victory in military history ap pears to be in the making. Attacking on a front of nearly 50 miles, from south of St. Quentin to the vicinity of Douai, British, French and American troops are report ed to have effected a complete break-thru along nearly half of this front. Thru this gap the allied forces are pouring in pursuit of nearly half a million of Germany's best sol diers, who are reported to be in utter rout. Allied cavalry is galloping at the heels of the retreat ing Germans, while our infantry is following in their wake, practically without opposition. A great number of prisoners and vast quantities of material have been taken. 12,000 TAKEN TUESDAY, MANY MORE WEDNESDAY Slaughter of the enemy, a* the al lied troop* swept thru their last de fenses on thin front, is reported to have been appalling. More than 12,- 000 prisoners wore taken in Tues day'* operations alone. according: to official report*. A number greatly In excess of that figure I* believed to have been captured yesterday. The great German center of Douai appears to be within the allien' grasp. The bane* of Bohain and Busigny have fallen and the Important trans portation center* of Cateau, Soles mes and Ribemont arc being rapidly approached. The next defensive system pre pa ml by the Oermana— known as the Valenciennes line- lion fully 15 miles to the eastward of the present battle front. It Is believed the enemy can not renrganlw It* armies and make a stand before that line In reached. While the British. French and Americans are widening the scope of their victories In this region, the French and Americans are battering away on the eight-mile front between Hheims and Verdun. progressing on wide sectors. ARGONNE FOREST CLEAR; SWEEP ON IN SOUTH The Argonne pocket has been ut terly wiped out. The l-'rench and Americans here lire now within less than two miles of Grand Pre, with its control of the pass and railway thru the forest. To the eastward the advance to ward the Meuse has brought them to within less than five miles of both Dun Sur-Meuse and'Damvillers. In the Champagne, Machault and Junlvllle are directly menaced, while north of Kheims the French are al most upon Neufcliatel. The trapping of a great Austrian army In Albania conies hourly nearer realization. Capture of Klbasan by the pursuing Italians Is officially admitted by Vienna. HALF OF SERBIA IS AGAIN OCCUPIED The Italians have now practically reached the line of Durazzo, while the French and Serbians arc rapidly pushing upon the Austrians from Serbian territory. Driving the Austro-Germans north ward. the Serbians are officially re ported to have occupied Leacovatx. less than 25 miles south of Nish. Fully half of Serbia has thus been re occupied. Further reports from Asia Minor an- expected to show continued ad vance of Gen. Allenby's army upon Aleppo, with the consequent menace to Constantinople from the south. NIGHT EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPY ear Tear. by Mali. II.M ta II M Weather Forecast: i» ht (l>v Unitrd Prrtt Leasrd Wirr, Direct to The Star) YANKEES SMASH THRU FRONT FOR FOUR-MILE GAIN Dispatch From Fred S. Ferguson «t»vu | By Vnitrd Ptcmm Leased Win I Direct to The Btar I WITH THE FIRST AMERI CAN ARMY. Oct. 10—Vmerirazui are thru the Kriemhilde line on a front of nix kilometers (nearly four mile*). They have smashed the last organ ised C'.erman defenses in this region west of the Meuse. and are advanc ing northward, with only natural de fenses between them and the Belgian frontier. The Argonne pocket has been wip ed out by the Junction of French and Americans at Lancon. The Ameri cans are moving up thru the forest with the engineers, biasing the way thru the woods and tangled masses of wire. Hast of the Meuse, boche counter attacks were repulsed and the French and American consolidated their newly won positions. Surprise Austrian* The attack west of the Meuse was a complete surprise to the Austriana In that section. It would have tak en four or five days to smash the wires and reduce the defenses by ar tillery preparation, but the surprise attack enabled the infantry to i*>ne trute the lines within a few hours. The Austriana were anxious to sur render. One captain was found waiting on the trunk of a fallen tree. All the principal centers behind the Herman lines were bombed ex tensively in connection with the at tack. Highly five allied planes crossed the enemy lines during a period of loss than an hour. I.leuts. Krwin and Ksterbrook brought down two lioche machines ond forced another to retire. MaJ. Whittlesey, commander of the Imitation which was rescued after being trapped in the Argonne forest for five days, returned to his regi ment yesterday, saying he needed no rest.