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Closed Except for
Until Tomorrow
at Least Schools,
and Churches Suspend.
Committee of City Council
Rents Building as Annex to
New Emergency Hospital
on South Seventh Street.
Columbia and the University are
making every effort to keep influ
enza from spreading in this vicin
ity. Today both were under strict
quaratine regulations.
The University, under orders is
sued this morning, was closed to
day and will remain closed tomor
row with the exception of drill for
the members of the S. A. T. C.
Sentries guard the West Campus.
Soldiers and members of the S. A.
T. C. alone are admitted to the
By order of the Columbia Board
of Health the public schools of the
city have been closed for a week
and all public gatherings, including
church services, have been forbid
den for the same period.
The number of cases of the dis
ease in the city is unknown. Among
the University students there are
seventy. For these the University
has opened two hospitals, the old
Welch Military Academy and the
Kappa Sigma house.
Dr. W. A. Norris was making
an effort this afternoon to get a
complete report from all of the
physicians of the town as to the
number of other cases. It is not
believed that the cases in the city
outside of the University will to
tal more than twenty-five at the
For civilians the city has rented
a building next to the present city
hospital on South Seventh street.
Thus far there have been no
The City Council will hold a spe
cial meeting tonight to consider the
Fcf Cases Serious.
With only one of approximately
seventy patients in a serious condi
tion, authorities feel hopeful that the
mortality here will be lower than in
ether places. The co-operation of the
city authorities, the military and civil
authorities in the University, and of
the people of the town, will do much
to lessen the death rate, and may
een prevent any deaths from the in
fluenza. Host of the patients are doing well.
Thirty members of the S. A. T. C.
who were attack were moved to the
emergency hospital at the old Welch'
Military Academy. The Kappa Sig-
Influenza Symptoms.
The symptoms In the present
influenza epidemic have been an
acute onset, often very sudden,
with bodily weakness and pains
in the head, eyes, back and else
where In the body. Vomiting and
dizziness may be symtoms of on
set Chilly sensations are usual
and the temperature is from 100
degrees to 104 degrees, the pulse
remaining comparatively low.
Sweating is not infrequent. The
appetite ib lost and prostration is
marked. Drowsiness Is common.
The fever usually lasts from three
to Ave days, but relapses are not
uncommon, and complications,
Particularly pulmonary, are to be
feared. Besides bronchitis and
Pneumonia, inflammation of tho
middle ear and cardiac weakness
may follow the disease.
The short course of the fever
(always less than seven days) In
uncomplicated influenza Is an aid
In diagnosis. All ages are attack
ed, young, active adults being es
pecially susceptible.
pia house is being fitted up today to
be used for members of the S. A. T. C.
There are forty cases at Parker
Memorial Hospital. Dr. D. H. Dolley
has charge of the emergency hospital
at the academy. Dr. E. R. Clark is
in charge of Parker Memorial Hos
pital. -N'urses are being brought from
nearby towns and from St. Louis to
relieve the emergencv. Two nurses
"om Centralis members of the Red
Cross, came to Columbia to assist, but
were called to Washington this morn
I'ob. Five nurses came fj-om St
Louis, one of whom was returned be
cause she was not strong enough to
The following order was posted on
all University bulletin boards today.
It is also effective for tomorrow.
"University exercises except as pre
scribed in military tactics are hereby
suspended for today. Bulletins issued
at 4 p. m. daily will report the situa
tion regarding the exercises for the
following day until influenza is un
der complete control.
"Members of the S. A. T. C.
will not use the East Campus, nor
Library Building, nor the Parker
Memorial Hospital, not the Medical
Building, but will call at C03 Hitt
street for medical consultations.
"Students other than the S. A. T. C.
members are excluded from the West
Campus and all athletic grounds. They
can enter the Medical Building for
consultations from Sixth street.
"University teachers, officers and
employes may enter the West Campus
only by permit issued at the Presi
dent's office.
"People not connected with the Uni
versity are excluded from all the
stand the work and the danger of
taking the disease.
Four Xurses III.
Besides Miss Ellen M. Anderson,
hpad of the nurses school, who has
been seriously ill with the influenza,
but who is now better, three other
nurses have taken the disease. More
nurses are expected from the Nurses
Association in St Louis.
Dr. Clark says the co-operation of
the people of the town and of the
students is doing much to help the
situation. He urges that on the first
indication of "grippy" symptoms,
headache, backache, colds, fever, the
person affected go to bed immediate
ly. He says that one of the reasons
why mortality here has 'been prevent
ed, is that the hospital authorities
To Avoid Influenza.
Spray the nose and gargle the
throat three times a day with a
solution of one part of glycothy
molene and two parts of water,
or a solution of one part listerine
to one or two parts of water. If
these are not available a good
simple home remedy is a spray
and gargle of table salt and water.
have succeeded in getting their pa
tients early.
Dr. Clark also urges that every per
son keep the mouth and nose covered
when the sneeze, and take every pro
caution possible to prevent the spread
of the disease. All the nurses and in
ternes in the hospital wear gauze' cov
erings over their mouths and noses.
Major Issues Order.
"Mayor James E. Boggs of Colum
bia Saturday night issued a procla
mation ppon request ' of the local
Council cf Defense and the city and
county boards of health, prohibiting
for one week all gatherings in places
of amusement, schools, churches, or
other places because of the danger of
spreading Spanish influenza. The or
der went into effect yesterday morn
Persons affected with the disease
must remain in their homes and all
physicians are required to report ev
ery case to Dr. W. A. Norris, secretary
of the city and county boards of
The City Council hospital commit
tee decided to rent a house at 603 Elm
street to be used as an emergency
hospital for the treatment of those
having influenza. The Elks ocered
their club house for this use but the
decision to accept the other building
was made because it was vacant and
near the City Hospital so that treat
ment of the cases would be easier.
Mrs. Roy Fowler was the first per
son admitted to the emergency hos
pital. She was admitted last night.
Miss Cassie Tooley, a graduate of
Parker Memorial Hospital, Is in
charge. More nurses will be added
as the number of patients increases.
Theaters and Other Public Places Al
so Prevented From Opening.
By United Tress.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 7. Schools, theat
ers and all place of public gathering
in St. Louis were ordered closed by
Health Department officials today be
cause of the menace of Spanish in
fluenza. The order probably will be
come effective tomorrow.
Fifty-eight new cases have develop
ed here since September 20, bringing
the total to 115, health department
figures reveal.
General Dojen a Victim.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 Brigadier
General Charles Doyen, who command
ed the first contingent of marines to
go overseas, is dead at Quantico, Va.,
of pneumonia, following an attack of
Spanish influenza.
S. A. T.
No Classes,
But Men
Drill Most
of Day.
Major Charles M. Gordon said to
day that the students in the S. A. T. C.
were not having a holiday on account
of the Influenza.
They drilled most of the day on the
West Campus.
(Continued on page Four)
Americans Advance on Both
Wings Against "Stiftest
Kind" of Resistance Meet
Counter-Attack in Center.
Villages in Flames Along
Whole Front From Lille to
Reims Laon Is Blazing
French Make Gains.
(United Press Stair Correspondent)
FIRST ARMY, Oct. 7. Both
wings of the American forces be
tween the Argonne Wood and the
Meuse River continue to advance,
despite great efforts by the Ger
mans to increase the resistance.
A German counter attack against
our right center near Cunel, threcJ.
miles west of Brieulles, temporari
ly slowed up our progress.
An extremely heavy bombard
ment and the stiffest kind of fight
ing is under way along this whole
Burning Towns Indicate Retreat.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
PARIS, Oct. 7 (10:30 a. m.). The
Germans are burning the villages and
towns 'behind the lines along the
whole front from Lille to Reims. This
is believed to presage a retirement in
several sectors.
South of Cambrai the enemy is re
ported already to have fallen back two
miles on a seven-mile front. At least
a score of places are In flames.
Laon, the great communication cen
ter and base near the St. Gobain for
est, was set afire yesterday. Sallau
mines, east of Lens, and several vil
lages southeast and west of Lille and
between Douai and Somain are burn
ing. The French found Nogent-l'Abbesse
and villages in the Suippe valley in
French Athancc Again.
By United Press.
PARIS, Oct. 7.- French troops have
made further advances northeast of
Reims, capturing St. Masmes and pen
etrating Hauvine, the War Office an
nounced today.
The Germans are offering powerful
resistance all along this front, par
ticularly in the vicinity of Bertricourt.
Violent fighting continued through
out the night at St. Quentin, where the
enemy made numerous counter at
tacks. local Fighting by Britislu
By United Pres-s.
LONDON, Oct. 7. Local fighting
north of St. Quentin and between Lens
and Cambrai was reported by Field
Marshal Haig today.
Retire in Disorder After Defeat by
French and Serbs.
By United I'ress.
PARIS, Oct. 7. Austro-German
troops, defeated by French and Ser
bians in Central Serbia, are retiring
northward in disorder, the French
eastern communique announced today.
Capture of the important city of
Vranje was confirmed. The Allied ad
vance in Albania continues.
3Ioie Forward Across Suippe
(United Press Stall Correspondent)
PARIS, Oct. 7 (4:05 p. m.). French
and American troops across the Suippe
River on a ten-mile front are ad
vancing northward toward La Neuville
and Semide.
(La Neuville is fifteen miles north
east of Reims and Semide is ten miles
east of La Neuville.)
Despite their desperate resistance
in this region and north of St. Quen
tin, the Germans are reported to be
withdrawing material and destroying
that which is too bulky to be moved
Will Try to Hold Krelmlillile Line.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
ARMY, Oct. 7. (Noon). The Ameri
cans have made some additional prog
ress in the Aire Valley (on the eastern
edge of the Argonne Forest) despite
strong resistance.
The Germans have brought up
strong artillery reinforcements against
our left and center.
Captured documents establish that
the enemy plans to hold the Kreim
hildegtellung line at all costs. Heavy
resistance is now being put forth
from the direction of the Cunel
Brieulles road and the woods and hills
In otner sectors of the line. N
IJed Cross Work Room Open.
The Red Cross work room was open
for wiork this morning. No orders
have been received for them to discon
tinue work on account of influenza.
I'or Columbia and Vicinity: Tarlly
tloudy Hentlier tonlelit and Tumday. Not
much clmnge In temperature.
Tor Missouri: Tartly cloudy weather
tonight and Tuesday. Silently warmer
east portion.
Weather Conditions.
Light to moderate rains have fallen on
the middle Atlantic coast, and alone the
northern Ixirder from Montana to Minne
sota. In all other portions of the 1'nlted
States and Southern Canada fair weather
has prevailed.
Temperature approxlmale the seasonal
average In northern sections' and ranged
slightly above normal In the central and
southern sections.
In Columbia there will be some eloudl
no but generally fair weather will pre
vail during the net two or three days.
Temperature will not change much.
Local Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was SO: and the lowest last
night was Kt. Rainfall O.Ort. Relative hu
midity noon yesterday was 47 per cent
A jeeir ago yesterday the highest temper
ature was Go and the lowest was 32.
Rainfall 000.
(Summer Time) Sun rose today. 7:11 a.
m. Snn seta, 0:1:1 p. m. Moon sets, T:l
p. m.
$775,4501 mm
Loan Quota to Be Exceeded
Tin's Week, Campaign
Leaders Believ'e.
Quota .-- $407,G00
Amount subscribed 306,250
Quota - $1.09S,000
Amount subscribed 775,450
Quota $11,520
Amount subscribed 11,250
Quota $27,100
Amount subscribed 19,400
Quota $47,000
Amount subscribed 42,300
Quota -7.S80
Amount subscribed 4,600
' Quota $67,600
Amount subscribed 68,200
Quota :. $13,400
Amount subscribed 9,250
Quota $10,220
Amount subscribed 11,200
"Even though the war news is en
couraging today, the war is not over
and until it is we must keep the boys
ted, clothed and supplied with ammu
nition by buying Liberty Bonds," said
H. II. Banks chairman of the Boone
County committee today.
"The people must still do their du
ty," he said. "The last $100,000 and
the last month of fighting will win
the war."
"As we hear from rural districts the
committee feels encouraged. With a
few exceptions every community in
the county is showing up nicely.
Some committees are having difficulty
but all are working faithfully to raise
their quota."
Rocheport has exceeded her quota
of $10,220 by ?9S0; Centralia has ex
ceeded her quota of $67,600 by $600;
Ashland lacked only $250 Saturday
night of raising her quota of $11,520.
Boone County is doing as well as
other counties in this part of Mis
souri and better than several, accord
ing to reports coming by phone and
by person direct from other county
Liberty Loan committees.
"Boone County has come nearer sub
scribing her quota to date than any
of the larger counties of Missouri,"
Mr. Banks said this morning.
The county committee will get out
a definite report tomorrow showing
how each district stands in the Lib
erty Loan campaign.
Boone County will have completed
her quota by next Saturday night it
was believed at headquarters today.
A meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Liberty Loan campaign
committee is called for 3:30 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon to formulate
plans to aid districts which are hav
ing trouble raising their quotas and
to change other plans to comply with
the Spanish influenza quarantine
Reports After First Week of
the Campaign Are Not
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 Facing the
necessity of a daily average of 425
million dollars to attain the minimum
of six billion dollars the Fourth Lib
erty Loan today went into the second
lap. Over Sunday, tho reports gave
little reason for optimism in the cam
paign, Treasury officials stated.
Pcnilieriau Leases Sen Place.
Morton H. Pemberton. proprietor of
the Palms, has leased the College
Room of the Missouri Store and open
ed it to the public today. The Palms
will be conducted as usual.
President Hill to Kansas City.
President A. Ross Hill went to
Kansas City this afternoon on busi
ness in connection with the district
headquarters of the S. A. T. C.
Refusal Considered Certain by High Govermental
Authority "We'll Fight On' Says Secre
tary McAdoo After Telephoning to President
at White House.
Germany Makes Similar Move Almost Simultan
eously With Her Ally--Wilson's Program Ac
cepted "Asa Basis For Peace Negotiation,"
Says Prince Maximilian.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7. President Wilson's reply to the Teu
tonic peace offers will be a refusal to accept them, according to strong
indications from high governmental authority today. This authority,
who predicted accurately the rejection of the last Austrian peace note,
said today that he "assumed" the answer would be a rejection.
The State Department declined official comment on the peace note
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7. The Swedish minister reached the
State Department shortly after 10:30 this morning to deliver to Secre
tary Lansing the Austrian peace appeal.
U. S. to Fight On?
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7. America
will fight until "victory is clinched."
This indication of the Government's
attitude toward peace was given by
the Treasury in a statement issued
by Secretary McAdoo urging greater
efforts to make the Liberty Loan a
The statement followed a lengthy
telephone conference between the
President and McAdoo. While in no
way referring to the probable answer
of the latest Teutonic proposal, the
statement is regarded as conclusive
evidence that the nation would con
tinue to fight.
Two Peace Proposals.
Peace proposals were made almost
simultaneously by both Germany aud
Austria. The former sent her not
through Switzerland, while the latter
acted through the Swedish govern
ment. The text of Prince Maximilian's
note to President Wilson, forwarded
through the Swiss government, is as
follows, according to dispatches from
"The German government re
quests the President of the Unit
ed States to take in hand the res
toration of peace, acquaint all the
belligerent states of this request
and invite them to send plenipo
tentiaries for the purpose of
opening negotiations.
"It accepts the program set
forth by the President of the
United States in his message to
Congress in January 8, and in his
later pronouncements, especial
ly his speech of September 27, as
a basis for peace -negotiations.
"With a view of avoiding--fur
ther bloodshed, the German gov
ernment requests the immediate
conclusion of an armistice on
land and water and in the air."
Prince 3Iax's Announcement
First news of the proposal came
through dispatches stating that
Prince Maximilian had announced it
in a speech to the Reichstag Satur
day. In this speech, he said in part:
"Thanks to the incomparable hero
ism of our army, which will live as an
immortal, glorious page in the his
tory of the German people for all
time, the front is unbroken.
"This proud consciousness permits
us to look to the future with con
fidence. But, just because we are in
spired by this feeling and the convic
tion that it is also our duty to make
certain that the bloody struggle be
not protracted for a single day be
yond the moment when a close of the
war seems possible to us1 which does
not affect cur honor, we have there
fore not waited until today to take
a step to further the idea of peace.
"Supported by the consent of all
! duly authorized persons in the em
pire, and by consent of all our allies
acting in concert with us, I sent on
the nights of October 4 and 5, through
the mediation of Switzerland, a note
to the President of the United States,
in which I requested him to take up
the bringing about of peace and to
communicate to this end with all the
belligerent states.
"For Salvation of Humanity."
"This note will reach Washington
today or tomorrow (Saturday or Sun
day). It is directed to the President
of the United States because he in his
message to Congress January 8, 1918,
and in his later proclamations, par
tularly his New York speech of Sep
tember 27, proposed a program for a
general peace which we can accept
as a basis for negotiations.
"I have taken this step not only for
the salvation of Germany and its al
lies, but of all humanity, which has
been suffering for years through the
"I have taken it also because I be
lieve the thoughts regarding the fu
ture well-being of the nation which
were proclaimed by Wilson are in ac
cord with the general ideas cherished
by the new German government and
with it the overwhelming majority of
the people."
Prince Maximilian's speech through
out insisted that changes in the form
of government had made the Reichs
tag majority a real power, and that
he was merely the mouthpiece of this
Kaiser Tells of Collapse.
At the same time the kaiser was
issuing a proclamation to the Ger
man army and navy commending
them for "heroically defending the
fatherland on foreign soil" against
"a numerically far superior enemy."
He said:
I "The collapse of the Macedonian
front has occurred in the midst of the
hardest struggle. In ace-'rd with our
allies I have resolved once more to
offer peace to the enemy, but I will
only extend my hand for an honorable
"Whether arms will be lowered is
a question. Until then we must not
Paris Waits on Wilson.
Dispatches from Paris said all eyes
were turned on President Wilson, and
that a demand for unconditional sur
render by Germany was the general
comment upon the Teutonic proposal.
"We are on the road to victory,"
said L'Homme Libre. "We will not
let them stop us."
The Figaro said: "Let us suppose
the propostion is accepted. Imme
diately in Germany there will be a
delirium of joy. The kaiser would be
come the hero of heroes."
The Temps found fault with the
German acceptance of President Wil
son's program "as a basis" for nego
tiations. It said:
"When the fighting has ceased, when
the German troops have regained their
breath, when the imperial government
has become popular and strong, the
German diplomats will undermine and
overturn, one by one, the pretended
basis of negotiations."
Figures Show Result of First
Year's Effort to Be
By United Tress.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7. America's
'ship production has broken all rec
ords. The output of American ship
yards for the twelve months ending
October 1, was seventy per cent of the
entire world's greatest annual pre
war output, according to figures made
available to the United Press today.
Compared with this it has been re
vealed that Germany and Austria have
lost 39 per cent of their tonnage since
America became a belligerent.
Through seizure, the Teutonic loss
es amount to 3.795,000 dead weight
tons. The greatest annual pre-war
output in the world was in 1913 when
approximately 4,750,000 dead weight
tons were built.
The American output for the twelve
months aggregated close to 2,900,000
dead weight tons.
Dean Williams Returns.
Dean Walter Williams returned to
day from a week's trip In the East.
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