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THE TIMES: OCTOBER 18,-1913
V I J. v i . I me ! tiv,t DRASTIC CLOSING , Illinois TO 'COMBAT MEANS 66 99 New Haven Closes Many Additional Places Where Crowds Assemble Waterbury Establishes Corps of Volunteer Health Investigators Scourge Still Grow- j ing Toward Peak in Connecticut. ChicaSTO. Oct. 18 Further ?;were prepared for 25 families yester , . . i i i i ii- j !'lay and after being placet'.1 in proper drastic steps lo chock the spread ,oontalners were taken around t0 the of Spanisli Influenzfi in Illinois houses, worn fnkon last niffht, when a' , , ... j ' "Washington, Oct. 17 The public proclamation whs lssiit-u wiui the consent of the ppvernor for bidding ''all public gatherings of a social nature not absolute ly essential lo war work." In making the proclamation the commission announced that there are 3fJ0,000 cases in Illinois.- " j Al Influenza sweeps. its way into all corners of the United States there is a distinctly Increasing movement toward crowd suppression. In Wa terbury previous closing orders were last night extended to saloons, drug ' stores, clubs and ice cream saloons be closed in so far as dispensing ice ' oream or drinks of any kind is con- cerned. Any person who violates this order will be haled into court. Waterbury has raised volunteer ! health Investigators, who will visit ' everey homo, to bring aid, or to as , certain what conditions are. Fuffield has had 115 cases with six deaths, ten new cases were reported, J I yesterday. I'p to last night 1.434 j I deaths had been reported to the statoj I board of health, anad 62,000 cases.! About 48 per cent of the cases have' been reported ana ta per cent or trie ' deaths. New Haven to last night had 17 deaths of the disease, and th malady ; la Just passiug byond its. peak. Acting in co-operation with the Health authorities, Dwight Place ; church cancelled three of its import ant meetings. On account of the epidemic offic ers of the stale teachers association have decided to postpone the state teacahers conventions scheduled for Oct 25. Community Kitchen. ' Manchester's latest assisiance in lighting the epidemic is a community kitchen. In her trips around town. Miss Marion Tinker has found many 1 families where there have been so . many ill that there was no one to prepare meals. Miss Tinker has been doing much of this kind of work, but it was more than she could accomplish lone, but with the opening of the community kitchen esterdny in the Franklin school building much of 'this trouble was overcome. Meals health service now is actively direct ,ing the fight against Spanish influenza fin 30 states In addition to the whole iof Columbia. Particular attention being given to providing nurses for the sick and supplying physicians for those communities where the doctors are unable to meet all calls made on them. miiupiizu u res taken by the public health ser vice la co-operation with state arid local authorities, the epidemic con tinues to spread In many sections. . In others, however, particularly In parts of New England, It appears to have reached Its crest. In a few states the number , of new cases is showing decreases. Continued Improvements In condi tions in army camps was shown by reports reaching the office of the surgeon-general of the army up to noon yesterday. . New cases of In fluenza in all camps during the 24 hour period up to that time totalled 4,454 as against 5,668 the day before. Pneumonia cases decreased from 1, 895 to 1,800 and the deaths were 684. a decrease from yesterday's total. Calls of Draftees Undecided. In discussing the Improved condi tions in army camps today, Secretary Baker said no time Had been decided upon for beginning the Induction of registrants into the camps. The mili tary authorities now have the matter under consideration, he said, but they probably will fix no date until the epi demic has further subsided. Reports on the influenza situation were received by the public health service today from 3 states. Most of these dealt with conditions as they existed several days ago and added little to new dispatches previously sent out from the states affected. To provide additional funds for fighting the epidemic. Senator Lewis of Illinois, yesterday introduced a bill in the Senate to appropriate $10,000, 000 in addition to the 1, 000, 000 al- . . j iiiiHiueu ne money would be expended through the v, It V. j . ,.r , . ii7u.lii uHparimeiui) dat.es ana mu nicipalities. Because of the increased serious ness of the influenza epidemic in Washington, the supreme court yes terday announced that its recess, which was to have terminated next Monday, will be extended to Oct. 28. Wealthy to Give Houses. VRW Vnwlr rYn 1B TnMeM ' -" .w.. -via, v-v. n-jiucuttxi Ul several wealthy New Yorkers will be . .. r. , upctcu tomorrow aa convalescent homes for Spanish influenza patients. Dr. Royal S. Copeland, health com missioner, announced last night. Va cant houses also have been obtained for use as convalescent homes. Dr. Copeland said, and these will be fitted up and opened as fast as nurses and t doctors can be -provided for them. Near End In Bay State. Boston, Oct. 18, All reports receiv ed at the office of the state depart ment of health up to last night indi cated that the influenza epidemic in this state was nearlng its end. Re ports of many new cases were receiv ed from western Massachusetts, but Dr. Eugene R. Kelley. state health commissioner, said this had been ex pected because of the late start of the disease in that section. In the state as a whole there was a decrease of 80 in the deaths reported as compared with Wednesday, and new cases de creased by one-half. Fewer Cases In Hartford. Hartford, Oct. 17 Reports to the (Continued or. Page 12.) The Peck & Lines Co 185-207 MIDDLE STREET- Auto Jacks Lane's Jack $3.00 to $6.00 No. 1 Badger Jack .$2.50 No. 2 Badger Jack $3.50 I Vesuvius Spark Plugs As powerful as the fires of Vesu vius $1.00 a c Standard 'Quality; Spark Plugs of America 75c to $1.00 Sootless Spark Plugs $1.25 Leader Giant ...t 75c R: ... 'I 1 PATENTED E.o I i iOxsler I g : Yessina H j New furniture of character and worth. Not only for October Brides, but for all who value furniture of quality. You can buv to advantage right now. . " . You ma v buv a 3-piece Oak Bedroom Suite here for as little as $60 and be quite assured that the furniture is all right. ' FOE THE DINING- BOOM Suites in oak, mahogany and walnut. A beautiful 10-piece Oak Dining Suite in Queen Anne style for $200. Suites at all prices up to .f 650. FOR THE LIVING ROOM ' One of the finest assortments we have ever shown in Matched Suites and Separate Pieces. A 3-pieee Suite can be purchased for $42 and so on up to $328. Come to look and vou will remain to hxiy. ""til fjisim tu SPANISH INFLUENZA What It Is and How Ii Shou'd Be Treated This Disease, Authorities Xow Agree, Is Simply the Old Fashioned Grip That Was Epidemic in 1889 90. Then It Came From Russia by Way or France and Was Given the French Name La Grippe. This Time It Conies by way of Spam. Spanish Influenza, which appeared In Spain In May, has over the world in numerous epidemics as far hack ns history " runs. Hippocrates refers to an epidemic in 412 B.C., which is regarded hy many 'to have been influenza. Every century has had its attacks. Beginning with 1831, this country has had five epidemics, the last in 188!) CO. THE SYMPTOMS Grip, or influenza"as it is now called, usually begins with a ch'll 'followed by aching, feverishne?s and sometimes nausea and dizzi ness, and a general feeling of weakness and depression. The temperature is from 100 to 104, and the fever usually last from three to five days. Th? germs at tack the mucous membrane, cr lir.ing of the air passages nose, throat 3nd bronchial tubes there is usually a hard cough, especially bad at night, often times a sore throat or tonsilitis, and frequent ly all the appearances of a severe head cold. THE TREATMENT Go to bed at the first symptoms take a purgative, eat plenty of nourishing food, remain perfectly quiet and don't worry. Nature herself is the only "cure" for in fluenza and will throw off the at tack if only you conserve your strength. 'A little Quinine, As pirin or Dover's Powders may bo given by the physician's directions to allay the achins. Always call a. doctor, since the chief danger of grip is in its weakening effect on the system, which allows com plications to develop. These are chiefly pneumonia and bronchitis, sometimes inflammation of the middle ear, or heart affections. For these reasons, it is very im portant that the patient remain in bed until his strength returns stay in bed at least two days or more after the fever has left you, or if you are over 50 or not strong, stay in bed four days or more, according to the severity cf the attack. EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS In crtjer to stimulate the lining of the air passages to throw off the grip g?rms, to aid in loosen ing the phlegm and keeping the air passages open, thus making the brething easier. Vick's.Vapo Rub will be found effective. Hot, wet towels should be applied over the throat, chest and back, be tween the shoulder blades to opn the pores. Then VapoRub should be rubbed in over the parts until the skin is red, spread on thickly and covered with two thicknesses of "hot flannel cloths. Leave the clothing loose around the neck rs the heat of the body liberates the ingredients in the form of vapors. These vapors, inhaled with each breath, carry the medication di rectly to the parts affected. At the same time, VapoRub is ab sorbed thru and stimulates the skin, attracting the blood to the surface, and thus airls in relieving the congestion within. XO OCCASION FOR PANIC There is no occasion for panic influenza or grip he.s a very low percentage of fatalities not over one death out of everv- 400 ciser. according to the X. C. Eoard of Health. The chief dargor lies in complications arising, attacking principally, patients in a run down cor.dtion those who don't go to bed soon enough, or thrs? who get up to early. HOW TO AVOID THE DISEASE Evidence seems f prove that this is a grm disease, soread principally by human contact, ckiefiy thru coughing. snee'.'nT tr sp:ting. So avoid persons hc.v'ng colds, which metns avoiding crowd." common c'rinkinc cups, roller towels, etc. Keep up your bodily strength by plenty nf ex ercise in the open air, and good food. Above all, avoid colds, as coH i irritate the lining' of the air pas sages and render th"m much bet ter breeding nieces for th ceni'r. Tse Tick's VapoRub at the ver f rrt sign of a cold. Frr a head eld. melt a little VapoRub in a. spoon and inhale the vanorr. or htter still, use VapoRub In a ben zoin steam kettle. Tf this not available, up nn ordinary ta-kt-tle. Fill haif-full of hoilintf wa trr. ymt in hnf a teaspoonful of VapoRub from time to tirro keep the kettle .iust slowly bo'li-g and inhale the steam arising. NOTE . Viok's VapoRub is the d's-ov-ery of a North Carolina drng?isis. who found how to coniMne. in salve form, Menthol and Camphor with surh volatile oi's as "Eucal yptus. Thyme, Cubebs. etc., p- that when the salve is apnlied to the body hefc. these ingredients are liberated in the form of va pors. VapoRub can he. had in three sizes at al! druggists. WH'e com pa rati vel? new in certain parts of the North, it is the stand ard home remedy In the South and West for all forms of cold troubles over six million jars were sold last year. VapoRub is particularly recommended for children's croun or colds, as it is externally applied and can.lther? fore, be used freely and often without the slightest harmful ef- t fects. f III, ' ' .ii ' ! ! ;Boys9. OvercoatsSizes 3 to 10' j I If you have a boy whose age comes within the range 3 to 10 don't fail .to see this comprehensive assortment of overcoats now on display at the Surprise Store. 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