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01111 ! m ime 8 PAGES 8 PACKS 'J-4 - a* of th* North Siete X met. A W e>Bkl y Newspaper Devoted to the Interests of the Settlers $2.00 PER YEAR VOL. 8. NO. 34. JEROME, IDAHO, OCTOBER 10, 1918. Public Gatherings Are Forbidden HEAlvTH BOARD CLOSES SCHOOL, THEATRES, ETC., IN ORDER TO PREVENT SPREAD OK DREAD DISEASE. Owing to the prevalence of Spanish Influenza lu this slate the State Board of Health has ordered all public meeting places closed until further orders. This order Includes all In door gatherings, and Is to lake ef fect today, October 10th. The local Red Cross chapter has a committee of the doctors and nurses to assist the State Board In check ing the epidemic, A few cases have appeared In Je rome, and as a result the local health officers have ordered the schools to be. closed. From the United States Public Health Service. Rupert Blue, Surgeon General, we are In receipt of a bulletin on Spanish Influenza, a few extracts from which we give be low; How Can "Spanish Influenza" Be Rerugnliml There is as yet no certain way In which a single case of "Spanish in fluenza" can be recognized ; on the other hand, recognition Is easy where there Is a group of cases. In con trast to the outbreaks of ordinary coughs and colds, which usually oc cur In the cold months, epidemics of influenza may occur at any season of the year, thus the present epi demic raged most intensely in Eu rope In May, June and July, More over. In the case of ordinary colds, the general symptoms, (fever, pain, depression) are by no means ns se vere or as sudden In their onset as they are In Influenza. Finally, or dinary colds do not spread through the community so rapidly or so ex tensively as does innuenza. In most cases a person taken sick with Influenza feels sick rather sud denly. He feels weak, has pains in the eyes. oars, head or back, and may be sore all over. Many patients feel dizzy, some vomit. Most of the pa tients complain of feeling chilly, and with this comes a fever In which the temperature rises to 100 to 104. In most cases the pulse remains rela lively Blow. Iu appearance one Is struck by the fact that the patient looks sick. His eyes and the inner side of his eyelids be slightly "bloodshot." or as the doctors day may "congested," germs being carried with the «Ir along with the very small droplets of mucus, expelled by coughing or by sneezing, forceful talking, and the like, by one who already has the germs of the disease. They may also be carried about In the air In the There may be running from me nore or there may be some cougu. These sings of a cold may not be marked; nevertheless the patient looks and feels very sick. What, ('«use* the Disease and How It Is Spread ? No matter what particular kind of germ causes the epidemic. It Is now believed that Influenza Is always spread from person to person, the [ form of dust coming from dried muc I us. from coughing and sneezing, or [from careless people who spit on the I floor and on the sidewalk. As In most • other catching diseases, a person w ho I bag only a mild attack of the dis lease himself may give a very severe ■ attack to others. ■ What Should IU- Done by Those Who I Catch (lie Disease K It is very Important that every ■person who becomes sick with Influ It-nza should go home at once and go ■to bed. This will help keep away ■dangerous complications and will, at Bllie same lime, keep the patient from ■mattering Ule disease fur and wide. ■ t Is highly desirable that no one be Billowed to sleep in the same room Bvllb the patient. In fact, no one but Bhe nurse should be allowed In the room. If there Is rough nnff sputum or [mining of the eyes and nose, care mould be taken that all such dis charges are collected on bits of gauze pr rag or paper napkins and burned. If the patient complains of fever and headache, he should be given water lo drink, à cold compress to the forehead and a light sponge. Only Inch medicine should be given as Is Irescrlbed by the doctor. KAISER QUITS JOB? T» legraph reports today say that c kaiser lia* abdicated. Ixmdon re >rt» from Berlin say that the Retell ag majority has adopted the whole ! Wilson s conditions for (he basis f pea<fr Haig report* (lie Rrittnh are with (Continued on Pago 8) BROTHER OK JEROME LADY WTNH THE CROIX DE <4FERRE Brother of Mrs. D. Olhej Brown Is Decorated fur Gallantry Mis. D. Oliver Brown received word this week from her brother, C. Roy Genge, of the Royal Canadian Air Force, that the Republic of Prance has seen fit to decorate him with the Croix de Guerre for distin guished service at Corsllette over a year ago. This Is Sergeant Genge's second decoration, both, however, being conferred for gallant service with the Canadian Highlanders, or "Ladies from Hell," as they are known in France. In writing to his sister he says, "Headquarters was determined to take the town of Corsllette, so they sent us after It. When we lined up and went over the top we numbered 1,286. We took the town, but there were just 140 of us left. Then when we were relieved and the excitement was over we were pretty tired." Then he stales the commanding offi cer came and told them they were surrounded by the Prusasln Guard and the Ueaths-Head Hussars, They got out on the double quick for 200 yards and caught up with the scrap. Then there were only ninety of them left and every man was wounded. The sergeant was wounded with schrapnel through the left lung, two machine gun bullets through the right hip, bis right band shot and the thumb nearly severed, bayonet hacks through the left arm and wrist, and schrapnel wounds about the head and face. It was at this time that his regimental colors were brought from England and decorated by the French government. Sergeant Genge's wounds were so severe that he was discharged from the service. However, he could not keep out of the scrap, and last spring after recovering ht« health he again enlisted, this time in the air force and Is at present In camp at Toronto, Canada. He expects to leave for France as soon as the quarantine for influenza is lifted from the Canadian camps, and hopes to visit his sister In Jerome before going overseas. UNITED STATE« PURCHASES 1918 CROP OK CURAN SUGAR The United States sugar equaliza tion hoard has contracted with the Cuban minister to the United Stales to purchase the Cuban sugar crop at a price basis of $5.50 per 100 pounds, f. o. b., Cuban ports. This purchase is made on behalf 'of the American. English, French and Italian govern ments. The crop will begin to be available in December, and Us division among ehe allies will be directed by the United States food administration. These arrangements will this year, as last, put an end to all speculation in sugar and assure an equitable dls irlbutfon among all the allies and to our own consumers. *> Wj, 8a ha »*. *s Ea «W ■» Ru THE CREDITORS h ki Ik h This poem was written by R. Mill Oliver, a late lieutenant In the Aus tralian Imperial Forces who was wounded at Passchendaele In Octo ber, 1917, and has Just been dis charged by reason of his wounds: Each mother's son, who has given his life. In Freedom's fight over there. Each wooden cross, that points to the sky, Demands that you do your share. Each Belgian babe, that has lost Us home, The fatherless, motherless too. Cry for succor, but. not in vain, For their cries are heard by you. Each lender nurse, who mothers us Back to health and strength again, Can't work alone, she needs your help Though far from the field of pain. that rises, sees ou the Each dawn tape. Your sons, waiting the word to go And when the barrage down. have never faltered or gene ton far. thunders They here can do a share, active way, ÿo each over Though not In an Just buy a bond, and help to drive To his den, the world's beast of prey. his den and across the Drive him to door, The stone of Liberty roll. And blot out the name blood-stained, Civilization's sacred scroll. (hat bas IT ECKOES IN BERUH tJ'j a. J i Ail SJ * i / n v C( \ v. ayj V L %// W/f; 6 - à W'' s a* gyi *3 ' /• A 000. OOO • * „,.11 MAN J*0V41R. v rm W v IS 1 -. lv fj & V t ZM :.4 A: I g™ l *4, Every steel steamship turned out in our hundred and mor# shipyards has more than a million rivets, and the rat-Ut-Ut of the riveters' ''guns" swells in chorus with the clicking of the machine guns in France to drown the dying German cheers over their submarine exploits. The clinking dollars of the Fourth Liberty Loan will add a shriller voice to that chorus and further lower German morale. It's easy to cheer for our boys in France. Make your dol. lars shout in the Fourth Liberty Loan. Germany will under« Bland their voice without translation. EROME HAS "CELEBRATION" People Show Potsdam Crowd Wliat They Will Do When Allied Armies Euler Berlin — 8 *.— Lust Saturday night Mr. William Wagner received a 'phone message from Gua Vogeler in Salt Lake City, that Germany had sued for peace. This report was later continued by a long distance telephone call to Boise, and the worthy citizens of Jerome and vicinity proceeded to stage a "celebration" in honor of the event. Bells and whistles were start ed going and curs were driven up and down the sidewalk, for the pedes triaus were parading in the street. Early in the evening a "citizens' " band was formed, composed of dish pans, wash tubs, and other more or less noisy uoise-makers. Later in the evening the real hand was brought into play and a long parade started at Amusement Hall and paraded to the Inn corner where the band played several airs and Old Glory was saluted. About this time deluge of rain started iu drench ing the celebrators, but this did not suffice to slop the crowd from telling the kaiser what they thought of him. so they adjourned to shelter where the noise and good time was kept up until a late hour. 8k 88 M TS AND SHELLS FOR GAS MASK CHARCOALS — Ifc — One hundred of the 200 stations to he established for the assembling of fruit pits and nut shells which are to be converted into charcoal for gas masks have been designated by ths Red Cross, which is in charge of (he collections throughout the country. Encouraging reports of collections already have been received in Wash Girl Scouts' headquarters iugton. announces that one collection point two little girls from one troop which bad been in the work for a short lime brought In l.sOO pits, while another pair contributed 2,000 each. Wholesale grocers in large cities have sent in copies of posters they have had printed and circulated among retailers, has been requested to place a recept acle in his store for the pits and shells and to co-operate with their local Red Cross representatives. Each of the latter The bureau of aultnal industry of the United States department of ag rtculture has Just issued a list of all the dairy herds In (he United States that on July 1, 1918, had been officially accredited as free from tu berculosis or that hud successful!»' to cer passed one lesl with a view Copies of the list are for tification. ntshed to slate and municipal offi cials and private persons. Certificates from tuberculosis are of freedom to be issued by the bureau of soon animal industry to all owners of ac credited herds. BABY IS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT Baby is Killed Almost isisUwtaneous ly While Playing at Home By His Brotlier The following, taken from the Gooding Leader, tells of the accident al death of the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Personlus. Mr. wild Mrs. Personlus are well known in Jerome, having resided here at one time, and Mr. Personlus' business in connection with the Gooding Motor company, brings him to our city fre quently: While playing at home alone with Dali, his two-year-old baby brother, after senool yesterday, Raymond, the seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Personlus, accidentally shot the little brother with a revolver, inves tigation of the wound revealed pow der murks on the face and the older lad admitted that the pistol had ac cidentally gone off while he was play ing with it. The bullet entered the baby's nose p short distance above the tip and plowed Us way through the head, coming out at the back of the head. Death is believed to have been prac tically instantaneous. The older lad declared that he had mounted a chair and had taken the revolver from a chiffonier and was »laying with It when the accident pistol. occurred and that he had loaded the The two children were left on the floor when Mrs. Personlus went down town. Mr. Personlus was his work at the Gooding Motor a company, so neither of the parent. were at home at the time. The two boys were their only children and the parents are entitled to special sympathy In this hour of Arrangements have been sorrow. made to hold the funeral tomorrow The family has lived here for about three years. WAR RECORDS FOR FARM LAI«» How much farm'labor is accom pllshlng in the war will be at the of the officials In the finger-tips TTnited States Department of Agrl culture, w hich has sent out instruc lions to (he slates that every man who owns a threshing machine, whe ther he uses It on his own farm or is employed by some one else, must make monthly reports showing the amount of work he does. The system whereby the reports will be made varies somewhat with In Connecticut the different states, for example, each threshlng-machin 1 owner will report to a county agent, who will forward the reports to Washington. Not only does this provide a labor record, but It also enables the De partment of Agriculture to keep In close touch with the wheel ctop. for threshers are instructed to find from the farmers how much laud they plant to wheat and the number of bushels harvested. BOTH FARMER AND DEALER LOSE IN CRAD1NC OK WHEAT Better Service May Be Obtained If Grading Rule« Are Followed State grain Inspector, R. J. Leth, Is responsible (or the statement that there are very few grain firms In the state who have the necessary equipment for properly grading wheat. In most cases neither the farmer nor the dealer is assured of the correct grade. The farmer is not the only loser in this game, how ever. Much wheat Is purchased on 100 high a grade and the dealer stands the loss. Possibly such loss es and gains may compensate for each other to the dealer, but not so to the individual farmers. State grading is the only recourse. Mr. Leth further stated that bet ter service could bo given If the rules for submitting wheat samples were always followed. A common diffi culty is the submission of too small a sample. Three pints Is the small est sample it is possible to grade. The grade determined by the state grain Inspector becomes binding on both buyer and seller only when the sample is Jointly selected by them. The law demands that a sample be submitted for the official state grade upon demand of either party concerned. State wheat grading assures every farmer of the proper grade of his wheat if he so desires. Llkelwse it protects the dealer from unknowing ly buying wheat at a higher grade than is Justified. 10« PER CENT SUPPORT The editorial reprinted below Is from the August 9 (1918) issue of the Stars and Stripes, published in France as the official organ of the American Expeditionary Force, motto Is "By end For the Soldiers of the A. B. P." "To the Critics Back Home" "There are certain patriots back home who admit that they are will ing to support the Army program up to a certain point, but who insist that they have a right to rise up at any moment with any criticism that they care to make. "They begin their support with a brick held in the right hand, looking for the first chance to let the brick Its fly. "No such flfty-flfty support Is wanted by the A. E. F. This is no fifty-fifty war In any sense. There is no flfty-flfty stuff In the soul of the soldier who swings out over the top under heavy Are." If you are really with President Wilson, If you really wish to support him, don't give him flfty-flfty sup port. This Is not a flfty-flfty war, this Is not a fifty-fifty nation, his Is not a fifty-fifty task. Give him one hundred per cent support. Buy you? quota of Liberty Bonds now—today! ('ASH VP! Ik 8 It h By Oliver Opdyke of The Vigilantes. The cream of the earth are the sons that you sent To battle the beast on the old con tinent.— A gilt-edged Investment each lad of the lot, You canont go wrong If you give all you've got To back up their courage, to help them push through To bring them back home again faithful and true. Why, they'd be ashamed if you didn't respond— So come on. cash up, buy a Liberty Bond! This minute some boy out on God's frontier Is giving his blood for your safety here: He's breaking with strain to bis fin ger tips,— Perhaps he's "going west" with your name on his lips; He's spending his soul In the holy cause,— Can you for a few paltry dollars pause To question the deal or have interest conned? O, come on. cash up. buy a Liberty Bond! RECEPTION POSTPONED The Civic Club meeting and the reception for the teachers will not be held until' the danger from the Spanish influenza epidemic has pass ed and it becomes safe lo hold pub lic meetings or gatherings. Get Busy and Buy Your Bond JEROME DISTRICT IS STlIiL BE HIND IN ITS QUOTA, SO ITS UP TO A KEW TO SEE THAT SUE COES OVER THE TOP. Since the last Issue of our paper some gain has been made In the Fourth Liberty bond drive for Je rome district, but we are still behind. To date the total is $113,000, and it only remains now for the parties who have appeared before the ad justment committee to come up with their quota as prescribed and Jerome will be over the top In the Fourth Liberty Loan on time. The date that we are expected to reach our quota is next Wednesday, October 16th. The promptness with which the majority of our people have re sponded has been very gratifying to the War Finance «committee, who have the matter in charge and they wish to urge every one who has not yet responded to do so before the closing date. Remember, it Is up to the few who have not yet done their duty, to put the Jerome quota OVER. Don't put this off until the eleventh hour, but remember It Is up to you who have not subscribed to the Fourth Liberty Loan to see your committee at once and some prepar ed to take out the number of bonds as per the quota mailed to you. DO IT NOW! ALIEN ENEMY F'EMALES PUT UNDER THE PERMIT RULES Midnight of October 6, 1918, has been fixed by the United States at torney general as the time when reg ulations establishing a one-mile pro hibited area around federal or state forts, camps, arsenals, aircraft sta tions, government or naval vessels, navy yards, factories or worshops for the manufacture of munitions of war, etc., shall be effective as to Ger man alien females. This date Is fix ed by the attorney general under authority granted to him In the pres ident's proclamatio nof April 19, 1918. The effect of the attorney's gener al's act in fixing this date is to make it unlawful for any German alien female of fourteen years of age and upwards to be found within one half mile of any of the places men tioned (except on public carriers) without a permit from the United States marshal. Permits to reside in or to enter the prohibited area must be obtained, and applications for these must be made in the same manner as for similar permits in the ruse of German alien enemy males. APPROVAL TO BUILD HIGHWAYS The Department of AgrlcuîVuie au thorizes the following- The i'ulted States Highways Council todz.y made public Us regulations governing high way and street work during the per iod of the war. Federal approval is required for practically all highway construction. "No manufacturer," the council's announcement says, "will furnish any road-building ma terial until the project has been ap proved by the United States High ways Council." The proposed work that should be first submitted to the United States Highways Council through the appropriate State high way department Is defined as follows: "All proposed highway, street, cul vert, and bridge construction, recon struction and maintenance involving (a) the issuance of bonds; (b) the use of rail or water transportation ; (c) the use of coal or oil as fuel; (d) the use of cement, brick, asphalt, oil, tar, crushed stone, or steel (also sand and gravel where shortage ex ists), as highway material." PRIVILEGE EXPIRES NOV. 9 Secretary McAdoo has issued the following statement to holders of 4 per cent bonds of the first Liberty loan converted which arose In con sequence of the Issue of 4 per cent bonds of the third Liberty loan will expire on November 9 and under ex isting law can not be extended or re newed. Holders of these 4 per cent bonds lose nothing by exercising the privilege of conversion and gain one-fourth of 1 per cent Interest per annum. Holders of 4 per cent bonds should not wait until the last mom ent to exercise the privilege of con version, but proceed to do so prompt ly. Delay will result In overburden ing the banking institutions of the country and the Treasury Depart ment by making it necessary to han dle all conversions at the last mom ent. and may result In the loss of the privilege of conversion altogether.