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400 IN A DAY
Situation in Omaha Shows Big
Improvement and Lifting
of Closing Order is'
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All of the public and parochial
schools, business colleges and Sun
" day schools of Council Bluffs were
ordered closed by a Board of Health
order last night, and all theaters and
r i moving picture shows are to exclude
all persons under 18 years old.
The order is effective at once and
will shut up all these places this
morning. It is of an experimental
character, and may be suspended or
increased after two days by order
of , Dx. Bower, health officer, and
Mayor Zurmuehlen, dependent upon
the "flu" situation Friday night.
Estimates prepared in the city
health office Wednesday noon
showed that the Spanish flu situa
tion had improved in Omaha 50 per
, , cent during ihe last 24 hours.
Based on the same computation
which was applied Tuesday noon,
new cases during the last 24 hours
are figured at 400, as against 800
during the preceding 24 hours.
The health commissioner does
not claim that these totals are ex
act, bat-are estimated on incomplete
returns from physicians and are
valuable in indicating the change in
C the general situation.
Health Commissioner Manning
had no statement to make Wednes
day morning further than that city
wide observance of the suggestions
already announced will tend to
hasten the lifting of the closing
Nurses Help Out.
At a meeting of the local Red
" Cross nursing committee Wednes
day morning, arrangements were
made to admit to the Visiting Nurse
association of ' Omaha practical
nurses for service during the pres
ent epidemic of Spanish "flu The
effect will be to release many of the
graduate nurses for more serious
work. Those who are interested in
this announcement are requested to
report to - Miss McCabe, superin
tendent of the Visiting Nurses, fifth
floor of Jhe city hall.
Members of the Douglas County
Medical association, at a meeting
. held Tuesday night, decided that
the city health department should
not relax its vigilance in the sup
pression of the Spanish "flu" out
, break, and they advised that the
closing order should, prevail until
- i convincing evidence of an improve-
me.nt in the situation is offered.'
Invades City Hall.
Spanish flu has. invaded the city
hall. Six young women of the
Metropolitan Water offices have
been reported absent on account of
this prevailing illness. Dick Grotte
Df the street maintenance depart
ment is another victim. Four driv
ers of the street department are on
the sick list. Others have een
stricken or are feeling "Indis
posed." Deaths Reported.
The following deaths from Span
ish influenza were reported Wed
nesday: Maryan Janieszkiewicz, 12,
4426 South Thirty-sjixth street;
Raymond Bernardr 33, ,4401 South
Twentieth street; Jamts Saunders,
4, 2022 Ohio street; John Miroslavic,
28, 2524 South iweittn street; vic-
tor H. White. 23, hospital.
The following deaths from pneu
- rrionia were reported Wednesday:
' C A. Hartzell, 37, hospital; Clement
S. Mortens.cn; 32, 6125 North Twenty-fourth
street; Lena Schafer, 32.
1812 Corby street; Clyde S. Osborn.
30, 4532 South Fifteenth street; John
' Mickael, ,30, 2123 Douglas street:
. Mrs. Sylvia Kipper, 37, 4914 North
Twenty-seventh street ,
, Chief Morale Officer
, " Succumbs to Influenza
X Little Rock, Ark,, Qct 9. First
Lt T. C. Defries, of Boston, Mass..
chief morale officer of the United
Ci.t armv riirri of influenza at tne
I ' Camp Pike base hospital today. He
i : .ir.M ,11 ,hiu viQirinor inp raniD
to establish a daily newspaper there.
I Lieutenant Defries formerly was
managing editor of the Boston
I ' Globe.
"Raggy" Rubin Held.
i Albert (Raggy) Rubin, popular
I Omaffa musician and orchestra lead-
1 er-was arrested last night on a
S charge of illegal transportation and
1 possession of liquor. '
I -Rubin was "nabbed" just as he
I was pulling his Studebaker road-
I ' iter, containing over 200 pints of
- whisky into the Flatiron garage,
1 Seventeenth and Jackson--stseets.
5 Four different varieties of whisky
; 1 were included in the "haul."
2 . Rubin lives at 2752 Hodge street
I Flu Prevalent Jtorywhere.
f ' Washington, Oct" 9.ep'orts to
1 the State department wuay wu
i c :u :,ArT i Tirevalent in
r.t, Afrtra."' Elizabeth town.
I Australia, and Pernambuco, South
These . advices coupled
, - ... . .
with previous 'iniormauon, auuw
that the disease is spreading to all
ouarters of the world.
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Bates Receives Injury.
, A. F. Bates, 2207 South Eleventh
street, -received severe lacerations
about the face and hd. and a bad-
v ly skinned left leg , when north
bound Thirteenth street car struck
him at Thirteenth . and Dorcas
streets,' early this morning.
Bates is an auditor at the Wood
men of the World. . .
Devers Under. Arrest.
IVEdward"; Devers, :
. icvere. a oaruer t -. w -vvi "
Herioc Deeds Performed
By American Tank Crews
With the Anglo-American Armies
near St. yuentin, jci. mc
great battle between -Cambrai and
St. Quentin contiued today with
unceasing fury. Strong atacks were
resumed at daylight this morning by
the British and American armies,
carrvinsr their lines steadily to tne
Late yesterday the Americans cap
tured two batteries of German 155s
with stores and ammunition. They
quickly turned the guns on the
fleeing Germans ana nrea tne ene
my's ammunition after him.
Individual heroism was rampant
during the successful British and
American attack Tuesday and sev
eral incidents stand out from the
others. .
A sergeant found himself m com-
j i.nV fh officer ha vine
become a "casualty." In an isolated
oosition the machine became dis-
abled. ine sergeant icu uic
v mmn in a strong ooint some
distance away and resisted for near-
1v an hour strone German units that
tried to reach them. Meanwhile the
abandoned tank was occupied by the
Germans. The sergeant led his men
back and drove the enemy out, after
which he retained possession of the
tank until relieved.
At another point a tank was put
out of action and the officer ordered,
the crew to remain inactive. The
enemy, seeing the monster apparent
ly helpless, approacfied in consider
able numbers, shouting for it to sur
render. In the meanwhile the tan':
had been repaired and it suddenly
opend fire on the Germans and drove
them back in great disorder.
A staff officer saw the British at
tack at one point being held up by
heavy enemy fire from a number of
machine gun posts. He obtained the
service of a few tanks, entered one
and directed the attack on the hostile
position. Although wounded by machine-gun
bullets, he continued to
direct the attack until the enemy
machine guns had been wiped out.
(Contlnned from Page One.)
the tremendous exigencies of the
military situation will force speedy
action by the chancellor if he hopes
to prolong the existence of his cab
inet beyond a few days.
So far as the hold of the govern
ment upon the people is concerned,
conditions in Austria are even far
worse than those in Germany. This
fact is calculated strongly to affect
the German government, whicftv is
understood to entertain grave doubts
of the strength of purpose fA the
dual monarchy and to fear that Aus
tria, or perhaps Hungary acting in
dependently, will follow Bulgaria in
seeking an unconditional peace. J. his
would leave Germany to wage the
war alone, for it is a foregone con
clusion that Turkey already is lost
to the central alliance.
No Dealings With Kaiser.
The pointed inquiry directed to
Prince Max whether he is speaking
merely for the constituted authori
ties of the empire who have so far
conducted the war will, it is be
lieved, be very embarrassing. It tne
response is in the affirmative, Ger
many's proposal will be rejected as
the president has already given no
tice that he will have no dealings
with such authorities.
The powerful socialist elements
in the reichstag also are counted
upon to resent any such statement
by the chancellor as directly in con
flict with the reicnstag resuiuuui.
of July, 1917, and with the very re
cent pledges to make the cabinet
a representative body, under which
the socialists were enticed to take
part in the government.
On the other hand, if Max at
tempts to repudiate the military
party, he undoubtedly will bring
about a demand from that still pow
erful organization for his retirement.
May Seek Middle Course.
The general belief here is that
the chancellor will endeavor to find
a middle course and confine him
self in his reply to half way admis
sions, hoping thus to begin a long
diplomatic discussion which might
develop differences between the en
tente allies and America as to war
aims, and to lower the morale of
the armies opposed to the central
powers. Any such move is certain
of failure.
The fact that American Ambassa
dor Sharp is making a personal in
of the havoc wrought
by the Germans in their forced re
tirement trom rrencn ana ueigian
prritnrv ha led to the belief that
it is the purpose of the State depart
ment to support fully the enormous
claims for damages which Germany
must meet as a condition of peace.
So far the American government
has not indicated a aisposuion to
join with the entente allies ift con
tinuing a threat to destroy a Ger
man city or town in retaliation for
every such community destroyed oy
Vi Germans in France and Beleium.
but Mr. Sharp's investigation might
be regarded as also indicating a
purpose to join in such representa
tion should the facts sustain the
press reports of the extent of the
German atrocities.
(Contlnnrd from PacA)ne.)
ever, have not been heavy. The
total American casualties is less
than half the number of Germans
taken nrisoner.
By Associated Press.
The formidable German defense
system between Cambrai 'and St.
Quentin has been utterly demolish
ed and British. American and
French troops, are out in the open
country eastward in pursuit of the
rereating enemy.
Cambrai, the pivotal point in the
former linr and over which there
has hppn so murh hittpr fiffhtintr. is
o o
in British hands; numerous villages
and hamlets to the south have been
overrun by the allies and thousands
of Germans have been made pris
oner and hundreds of their guns
The victory seemingly is a com
plete one and with General Foch's
strategy working smoothly in bend
ing back the German line in one
crrcat rnnvprcn'nc movement the
Germans apparently are in a serious
predicament. from tne region
northwest of Rheims to the Muse
river, north of Verdun .the French
and Americans are slowly but sure
ly pushing the Oermans backward
toward the Belgian border.
In Macedonia and Asiatic Turkey
the troops of the entente still have
the enemy on the run. Nowhere
is the enemy able to do more than
fight retarding battles, giving
ground when the pressure becomes
too strong.
Overwhelmed By Artillery.
Under the avalanche of steel
hurled against them on the Cam-brai-St.
Quentin sector the Ger
mans could not live and were forced
to flee eastward. Heavy casualties
were inflicted on those of the en
emy who had the temerity to en
deavor to make a sjtand. On the
other hand the casualties of the al
lies are declared to have been rela
tively small, those of the Americans
being less than half the number of
prisoners taken by them.
Where the enemy purposes to
make his next stand cannot be fore
told, but probably an effort for a
turn-about will be attempted along
the Valenciennes-Sedan front. After
this line the only known German
defensive position west of the Rhine
is the Meuse riyer. The Americans
already are threatening to make this
line untenable, having started an ad
vance up the valley on the eastern
side of the stream toward Sedan.
The maneuvers of, the French
northwest of Rheims are , cutting
more deeply into the German line,
despite the serious resistance that is
being offered by the enemy to post
pone the fall of the great&t. Gobain
massif and the highly important
strategic position of Laon and La
Fere, which seemingly are likely to
be pinched out of the battle front
by the successful operations around
St. Quent'n a"d Berry-airBac.
Strong resistance also is being im
posed by the Germans against fur
ther advances by the French and
Americans in Champagne and east
of the Argonne forest. Particularly
heavy counter-attacks have been
launched by the enemy on various
positions, but without results other
than increasing his casualties. Along
the Suippe river the fighting is
furious, but the French have been
able to make further crossings of
Disease Now Epidemic in
Many Western States -as
Well as in All Regions
East of Mississippi.
Washington, Oct. 9. Spanish in
fluenza now has spread to practical
ly every part of the country. Re
ports today to the public health
service showed the disease is epi
demic in many western and Pacific
coast states as well as in almost all
regions east of the Mississippi river.
Its spread also continued in army
camps, the number of new cases re
ported being greater than on the day
Influenza is now epidemic at
three places in Arizona, in Maryland
in many parts of Arkansas, in
Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Ne
braska. North Carolina, North Da
kota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennes
see, Texas, Vermont, California.
Washington, West Virginia and
other states. Schools have been or
dered closed and public gatherings
prohibited at Salt Lake City, Seat
tle, Bremerton, Pasco, Proser, Sul
tan anrl Port Aneeles. Wash.
A slight decrease is noted in ine
number of cases reported in Massa
chusetts, but in the District of Co
:nmh thp ma'adv is soreadine rap
idly, more than 2,000 new cases be
ing reported.
New cases of influenza reported
today at army camps totalled 13,605,
a slight increase over me number
yesterday. There also was an in
crease in pneumonia cases witn
842 reported. The 820 deaths made
a total of 6.54J in tne camps since
the epidemic started last month.
Lamp funston, Kansas, reported
1 4.1ft new influenza cases today
while Camp Custer, Michigan, re-
ported 1.000 and Lamp layior, Ken
tucky, 607.
Epidemic in Wake of Disaster.
Perth Amboy, N. J., Oct. 9. An
nflnoiiTa enidcmie which started
here last week among refugees from
the shell plant explosion at Aiorgan
has spread until there are o,vw
1 - 1. A mm.tk tefrl
Knty-iourin slcc w-j
if a statutory t"'Bc j
A?erftGorc,-nd brought to the police
-ton tor investigsUooi.
There's no question of
""women's right to enter war
' activities to take the place of
the men now at the front In
deed they would seem to have
many points of superiority over
men in some of the indus
trial fipldn which thpv ar now
entering-. But to take men's
burdens the women must be
strong must have iron nerves
and good blood. So many wom
en these days are frail, nerv
ous, borne down by the pains
and aches peculiar to their
sex. A sex tonic and nerve
builder is needed, such as Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Presmnnnn.
' An affection confined to women
must have its cause in the womanly
nature. There is no doubt that a
diseased condition of the delicate
womanly organs, is in general re
sponsible for feminine nervousness
and an undermined constitution.
The use of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription makes women happy by
making them healthy. There are
no more crying spells. "Favorite
Prescription" is an herbal tonic for
female weakness. It makes weak
vnmm etrnncr
- Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription has been for nearly 50 years the
most favorably known herbal tonic for women. A3k your neighbors!
The "Prescription" is sold in tablet or liquid form. Send ten cents
to Dr. Pierce, Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N Y. for large trial package.
Druggists sell the tablets in 60-cent packages..
Men and women are-many times tempted to ask their family physician
questions on delicate matters. Such questions of sex are answered by tbe
"Medical Adviser." The nursing of the sick, first aid to the injured, accidents
'and emergencies, anatopay. physiology, hygiene, the human temperaments, the
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AVit Alone, mm mitiwiw wrr-r tztmi - -
the stream. St. Eineen has changed
hands several times in bitter combats.
West of the Areonne forest the
Americans have driven their line
forward to the reeion of Cornay, on
the Aire river, where they have ef
fected a junction with the. r rencn
troops and seemingly the Argonne
forest soon will be in allied hands.
On the eastern side of the Meuse
the Americans have advanced and
taVen crvpral small villatres and also
straightened out their line, which
was being enfiladed by the uerman
guns from the east.
Rinnrt nersist that the Turkish
cabinet has fallen and that the new
grand vizier will be lewhk fasha,
whose sympathies are declared to
be pro-ally rather than pro-German.
Rumor also has it tnat in iurs
have dispatched a peace note to the
allies through the Spanish govern
Yankee Troops Are
Glad Armistice is
Not to Be Granted
With the American forces in
France, Oct. 9. President Wil
son's reply to the German peace
proposal reached the rear lines
of the American army this morn
ing. It had been eagerly awaited,
its possible character having been
widely ' discussed. The general
tone of the rank and file comment
was a quiet satisfaction that no
armistice would be granted while
the enemy troops were on allied
Peace Negotiations at
' Present Deprecated
By Colonel Roosevelt
Oyster Bay, Oct. 9. Col. Theo
dore Roosevelt made the following
statement tonight on President Wil
son's response to the German peace
"Four days ago, and again and
again prior to that time, I said that
this war ought to be fought through
until we secured the unconditional
surrender of Germany and her vas
sal allies Austria and Turkey. To
this statement I unqualifiedly ad
here. I fear that President Wilson's
latest announcement will be treated
as an invitation to further note-writing,
"The effort to fight and to ne
gotiate at the same time is apt to
damage the fighting end of the com
bination. Personally, I believe that
oyr sole aim should be to win the
war and not to discuss peace terms
wiih the eaemy until the war has
been won."
On Account of Influenza
Foot Ball Game Is Off
The Council Bluffs-Central High
school game scheduled for Satur
day afternoon at Rourke park has
been canceled temporarily due to
the action yesterday of both the
Omaha and Bluffs school boards in
their investigation of the Spanish
'flu situation.
As Omaha is closely quarantined
it was thought best to keep the
young folks separated for the pres
ent, although it is an outdoor af
fair. Hamilton Loses Suit.
In the future, Web Hamilton, 1315
Douglas street, will look twice at
the fellow who asks to loan him a
suit for an evening. .
Perry Thompson, a roommate' of
Hamilton's, played upon Hamilton's
generosity last night, to the extent
of one suit, valued at $35, which he
promised to return as soon as he
was through "using" it. Thompson
is still "using" the suit.
Jewelry and Cigars Taken.
v Jewelry, including two la vallieres
and two diamond rings, valued at
$300 was taken from, the home of
J. A. Whalen, 424 North Thirty
eighth street, Tuesday night, by
thieves, who gained entrance by
prying open a rear window.
E. Hermansky's store, Sixteenth
and Vinton streets, was also broken
into last night and about $50 worth
of cigars and tobacco taken.
Attacks Swiss Balloon.
Geneva, Oct. 9 (Havas) A Ger
man airplane yesterday attacked a
Swiss captive balloon, which took
fire, according to today's newspa
pers. Lieutenant Ruiry, who was
in fh"e basket of the balloon at the
time, was burned to death, it was
Precautions Against
Colds and Grippe
Combating epidemics of colds and
la grippe can be effectively aided by a.
rigid adherence to these suggestions:
At the first indication of a heavy cold or
la grippe, go home. Call your family physician.
Drink one or two glasses of hot lemonade. Go
to bed. Cover up well. Do not cough or
ineeze toward others. Isolate yourself, as much
as possible, from other members of the family.
The chances of "catching" cold, la grippe
or influenza will be minimized by following
these precautions:
Avoid crowds. Crowds spread infection. Take
adequate exercise. Live and work in pure, fresh
air. Get plenty of sleep. If possible, sleep in a
room by yourself. Keep your feet dry and warm.
If you need a laxative, take one. Don't overeat.
California Fruit Growers1 Exchange
A JVtm-trolU, CMerativt Ortanixaiion otSJOO Groutn
Lot Angeles, California (6H)
Soldier and Mother
Die in Same Hospital
Within 24 Hours
William E. Heinz, a soldier from
Camp Funston, who died at the Uni
versity of Nebraska hospital Tues
day, will vbe buried Thursday at 2
p. m. Services will be held at the
Brailey & Dorrance chapel, Rev. Mr.
Otto officiating. Interment will be
in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Mrs. Heinz, mother of the dead
soldier, died Wednesday at the
same hopsital, where mother and
son were ill at the same time. The
soldiers and sailors welfare commit
tee of the Chamber of Commerce
will provide a firing squad for the
young soldier's funeral.
This committee also provided a
firing squad for the funeral of Cle
ment Mortesen, 6125 North Twenty
fourth street, whose funeral took
place at 4 o'clock Wednesday after
noon, with interment in Prospect
Hill cemetery.
Bottom of Ford Truck
. Holds Much Whisky
Ike Payne, several times impli
cated in liquor scandals of one sort
or another, was arrested on the
Dougias street bridge Wednesday
mcrninij for the illegal owning and
transportation of liquor. When ar
rested he was driving a double
decked Ford delivery truck, and it
was found that he had 15 cases or
approximately 300 pints of whiskey
secreted under a false bottom in
the truck.
Payne was arrested about three
weeks ago on the same charge. He
lives at 2212 Poppleton avenue.
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lift right off with fingers.
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give more than three time; as
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We sell Mazda lamps.
Costs levr centsl Drop a little
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Why wait?- Your druggist sells a
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without soreness or irritation. Free
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The Medical Fraternity Has
Admitted That It Is Helpless
in Dealing With Spanish Flu
Dtf-eri ' Je v-o
Never Had a Failure
Chiropractic Can and Does Prevent Spanish Flu and All Kindred Diseases and
Chiropractic Checks Them if They Have Developed. This Is Not
Guess Work It Is a FACT. Make Me Prove It.
Dr. Lee W. Edwards, chiropractor
. sit mm m 4 j m A aW
DR. J. A. MARKWELL, Spmographer ,h j
24th and F arnam Doug. MS
BE or
Red, Cross Workers Making
Gauze Masks for Use by
Most contagious of all infec
tions. Forty per cent of Europeans
hare had it
Spread over United State is
Two thousand infected in first
two weeks.
Physicians and nurses stricken.
Onset sudden. Victim ' often
prostrate in two hours.
Oftlmes no localized symptoms.
Fever Jumps to 105.
Patient feels as though beaten
with club.
Alternating warm and chilly
Face flushed, TomlUng fra
Remission second or third day
and often a cough.
Secondary rise of temperature
Convalescence period usually
two weeks.
Pneumonia a complication.
Death Rate 1 in 21, but Is
'v Increasing in Army
New York, Oct. 4. Spanish taffttj
"a sweeping through big clti
jtry as well as tare'

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