The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on September 28, 1918 · 2
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THE BOSTON GLOBE SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 28. 1915 APPEAL BEHALF of LIBERTY MANY CHURCHES TO CLOSETOMORROW No Public Gatherings in Medford and Melrose P! In connection with the work of the PUBLIC SAFETY FOOD ADMINISTRATION HALIFAX RELIEF FUEL ADMINISTRATION VARIOUS WAR FUND DRIVES, Etc., Etc. We have made many appeals to the people of Massachusetts. To all such appeal the people have responded as we knew they would in the fullest measure. Wc are now making, in our judgment, the most important of all appeals. Be-eauHc of the epidemic of influenza all public meetings, parades, demonstrations that would attract large gatherings, and in some places even house to house canvasses in behalf of the Fourth Liberty Loan, have been called off. This, then, puts the success of this, the most important Government Loan in the history of the World, up to every man, woman and child even more directly than might have been the case had the Liberty Loan programme proceeded as arranged. It means that each individual must do the following: 1st. Obtain your subscription blank at once. 2nd. Fill it out for an amount that will permit you in your conscience to say: "Boys in Uniform, I have gone the limit to back you up." Be sure you can say "Gone the Ii la 9 1 1 mi i - 3rd. Take it to any bank or banker and obtain your receipt. 4th. Do all this today or just as soon as possible. This is our appeal an appeal in behalf of our Country, our Commonwealth, our brave and gallant Soldiers and Sailors yes, an appeal in behalf of you and me and for the Democracy of the world. We feel sure that the people of Massachusetts will annwer as they always do, "This is our duty, we tvill do it." JAMES J. STORROW B. PRESTON CLARK HENRY B. ENDICOTT GEO. H. LYMAN A. C. RATSHESKY WILLIAM L. PUTNAM JAMES J. PHELAN MATTHEW LUCE MRS. NATHANIEL THAYER W. RODMAN PEABODY Se'-eral ministerial associations throughout the State have ordered that, in keeping with the request of the Emergency Health Committee, their churches will be closed tomorrow and will remain closed until Oct 6. at least. The Biliy Sunday meeting, scheduled for Oct " in Mechanics Hall, has been postponed and the rehearsals of the chorus that was to sing at the meeting have been postponed until further notice. Services at the Cathedral Church of St Paul have been canceled. The church will be open, however, for private prayer and devotion. In accordance with the request of the committee, Henry B. Endicott announced that these churches will hold no services tomorrow: Old South, Emmanuel. Arlington Street. Church of the Epiphany, Dorchester: Church of the Disciples. Central Church, Church of the Holy Spirit. Mattapan: Christ Church, Hyde Park; First Parish. Milton; Grace Church. Qulncy: Grace Church. Medford; Unitarian Church, Newton; All Soul's Church. Roxbury, and Unitarian Church, Wellesley Hills. The Chelsea Ministers" Association yesterday decided that the following churches would hold no -services tomorrow and would remain closed until Oct 6. Mt Belingham Methodist, First Methodist, St Duke's Episcopal. Unlversalist, First Baptist, Advent Christian, Central Congregational. First Congregational, and Horace Memorial Free Baptist. Mayor Haines of Medford yesterday issued a proclamation suspending all public gatherings, including church services. Mayor Charles H. Adams of Melrose has ordered everything closed tight in that city and no services will be held in Catholic or Protestant Churches. The First Congregational Church, Cambridge, will hold no service tomorrow, and will be closed for all other activities until further notice. Members of the First Methodist Church, Temple st, at last night's prayer meeting voted to close the church tomorrow for all services. At a meeting of the pastors of the Protestant churches of Newton Center yesterday it was decided to hold no services tomorrow. Protestant churches will not open Sunday in Salem. The clergv of the Episcopal. Congre-g.-itional. Methodist, Baptist and Unitarian Churches of West Koxbury have agreed that no services shall be held tomorrow. RED CR0SSH0RSE SHOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Miss Dorothv Forbes, manager of the Red Cross Horse Show at Readville, gave out the following statement yesterday: "The officers of the Boston Metropolitan Chapter, American Red Cross, decided today to close the Red Cross Horse Show at Readville to the public. All the classes scheduled will be shown, and ribbons will be awarded, but no spectators will be admitted. This action was taken after conference with Mr Henry B. Endicott. chairman of the State Emergency Public Health Committee, and in voluntary accordance with the request of the Emergency Health Committee that all public leatherings and meetings be canceled for the present because of the epidemic of influenza. The Red Cross realizes fully that every effort must be made to stop the progress of the epidemic, and that everything must be subordinated to this end. The hearty cooperation of all who assisted in arrangements for the show, and who participated in it under adverse conditions is thoroughly appreciated by the officers of the chapter and the executive committee of the Horse Show." HOW TO KEEP WELL DURING EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA State Health Commissioner Eugene R. Kelley yesterday issued a bulletin, containing instructions for the public. In which he says: To keep well, keep clean. Wash your hands before each meal. Don't go to crowded places. Avoid the person who sneexes. Smother your cough in your handkerchief. Keep out of dirty restaurants. Warmth is necessary. Be well clothed. Soda Is unnecessary. Why run the risk of infection from a dirty glass? Safety lies in boiled dishes. A common towel is only for filthy people. You wouldn't use my toothbrush; why use my drinking cup? Sleep well, eat well, play well. DON'T WORRY. Walk to work if possible. Make full use of all available sunshine. Keep out of crowded places. Walk In the open air rather than go to crowded places of amusement. Sleep is necessary for well-being-avoid over-exertion. Keep away from houses where there are cases of influenza. If sick, no matter how slightly, see a physician. If you have had influenza, stay In bed until your doctor says you can safely get up. Keep out of the sick room unless it is necessary to go in. Do not handle articles coming from the sick room- until they are boiled. Allow no visitors, and do not go visiting. . Can a doctor for all Inmate who how signs of beginning sickness. The usual symptoms are inflamed and waterv eyes, discharging nose, backache, headache and muscular pain. Keep away from crowded placet, such as movies, theatres and street cars See to it that your children are kept warm and dry, both night and day. Have sufficient lire In your home to disperse the dampness. Open your windows at night. If cool weather prevails, add extra bed c'.oth- The instructions to nurses, which are Intended to cover all persons caring for patients, are as follows: Practice what you preach. Keep clean. Isolate your patient. When In attendance upon patients, wear a mask which, will cover both the nose and mouth. When the mask is once in place, do not handle It, Change the mask every two hours. Owing to the scarcity of gause. boll for li hour and rinse, then use the gauze again. Wash your hands each time you come In contact with the patient. Use bichloride of mercury 1-1000 or liquor cresol compound 1-1000 for hand disinfection. Obtain at least seven hours sleep In each 24 hours. Eat plenty of good, clean food. Walk in the fresh air and sunshine daily. If possible. Sleep with your windows open in all weather. Insist that the patient cough, sneeze or expectorate into cloths that may be disinfected or burned. Boll all dishes. Keep patients warm. order set forth, will interpret the order liberally and will restrict religious gatherings, with respect to frequency, numbers and duration. Insofar as may be compatible with a proper exercise of the offices of the church. "In making this request the Health Commissioner feels assured of the hearty cooperation of the clergy of Boston." INFLUENZA DEATHS IN BOSTON FEWER; Continued From the First T'nc ington and from other States are on their way to Massachusetts, and the vanguard arrived yesterday. Boston schools will remain closed for another week at least. Many ministerial associations and individual churches yesterday took action to close churches tomorrow and for the coming week. The authorities issued a request that the sale of soda water be stopped. c.. wi,l rmm!Min.r ir,U. reports of the doctors and hospital at-State Health Commissioner Kelley tendants . who gathered at City Hall issued detailed instructions to the yesterday. At the close of the confer-public for their conduct during the j ence Health Commissioner Woodward I said: "One word of cheer results from epidemic. mf.tine , that the demands unon Hotel meetings practically abandoned. Elevated trains to be disinfected each day. Red Cross horse show at Readville .I1J u .wrlil. hut and' that' other ailing civilians refrained . - . ... i from making Inquiries for accommoda- spectators not admitted. tions." Brockton Fair, scheduled for Oct t "" meeting of yesterday was held at the suggestion of the Mayors Kraer-1, Z, J and ibandonea. Igancy Health Committee, tne call twin Brookline forbids gatherings in I f"t " the heads of the Army and Navy , - i I'imf i mfiH in nosion ana to ine ' house where there is a deceased person without written permit. ASK $1,000,000 ! TO FIGHT EPIDEMIC Weeks and Gillett Urge Haste on Congress Fifty Flying Squadrons of Darters and Nurses to Be Organized WASHINGTON. Sept Z7 - After oan.. suiting with health officials. Senatar We ks of Massachusetts today intra, duced a resolution appropriating tl Ml.. 000 for the Public Health Service s i-ftuenza campaign. The resolution wag referred to the Appropriation!" Commit . tee. Majority Ieader Martin promising its prompt consideration "as a matter of vital Importance which confronts tb country." Senator Weeks resolution proposed that the money be made immediately available. A resolution calling for a similar amount was presented bv Representative Gillett of Massachusetts. Both Senator Weeks and Representative GO-lett announce that they will ante consideration and action "Tens of thousands of people in New England." he told the Senate, "are affected, with hospitals fall to overran ning. no nurses available and -looters worked as near 34 hours a day as la humanly possible." At Camp Deveas alone, he said, there were lft.OOO cases The Public Health Service Informs me that it Is spreading to other portion of the country, and they must have the funds to cope with It." he added. Fewer Deaths Reported That the rigid campaign to stamp out the disease and the clea- atmosphere and sunshine of yesterday had a deterrent effect on the spread of the disease, was manifested in the official report of the Boston Health authorities last night. There were 107 deaths reported from Influenza and 37 of oneumonla. a total of 144, or 19 less than on the previous day. Even thoi-gn there were four more deaths attributed to pneumonia, there were 21 fewer from influenza. But even more encouraging were the the hospitals have not been so great in the last 48 hours as in the preceding days. However, we must caution against undue optimism. Thursday was an atrocious day and I ean Well imagine that doctors did not adne sending their patients to the hospitals ELEVATED TO FUMIGATE EVERY CAR ON SYSTEM In tin open letter to the health authorities tJeorge K Curian, State Senator from Itoxbury. suggest" "that all ears on the cli-vated and surface lines bo nprayed with strong germicide up-oiiTii.-ir arrival at each terminal point." II,- raiil he ronvulted scv-ral physicians an. I 1 lii - l iol vv llll Mini Ir V uodward chairman of the Boston Hoard of Health, said such a pro-reidln would be of little value and that the odor In the earn would he so disagreeable that people would not stand It He said: "ft isn't the lr In the cars that counts ii,.. i , of th dtMeatte. It Is tlir contact of the person having the I Krlppe with other people, n is tne oe-Ing close enough t a person with the disease ao thai ou Kt thut person's breath Ol course, it Is an advantage) to hHlth to have the cars clean ami well ventilated That l of vast lm-li tHlv e but the real danger comes f i contact wilb the person having the dlr-eane." Asked If the Hoard of Health proposed to take UP the health Inspection f cars and tunnels. Or Woodward "I am not sure when the line of demarcation cornea In between the Public Service Commission and the Hoard mt Health. I have been so busy that I bsveu't had time to take the matter up Out where 1 come from It Is In the hand if (lie I'nbllc Service Commission, hut If It Is our Job we will do it J iisl a soon as I have a moment 1 Will look Into it. It Is Important that the cars should he clean anil kept el. hp i lid the same l trui of the tunnels." The Koston ISlevated Hallway i'om-panv Issued a statement last night that everv car on the syatem will have been thoroughly washed and dlNln-fet led hefore It hist trip today. This i , decided upon us a means of assisting In the prevention of the spread of the epidemic. SITUATION IN LYNN NOW UNDER CONTROL I.VNN. ! :7 Health Commissioner TV M . 11 Oonovan said tonight that he believes the epidemic In Lynn Is now under control. Hetween noon and p m todav there were four deaths reported, which Is the smallest number of anv dav this week. Or Oonovan Informed Henry H Kndlcolt that he believed there was no necessity of out side phvslclaiis being sent here. There j In p.mie concern, however, regarding conditions In the ,ll.h district in West Lynn. vmnng the deaths today was that oft Harry H Kv, .'.i. son of Michael W fa . Ii Newhul) st, who died In South L.J nnfleld of pneumonia. He was widely known In Lynn, where he WOS associated In business with his father and two brothers. Councilor Benjamin B. Bay and John K. Hay. 2000 CIVILIAN CASES IN NEWPORT CHURCHES CLOSE NKWPORT. U 1, Sept 17 Dental Sur- j geon James F. Seely, attached to the j Naval Reserves, died at the Naval Hos-piral hre today of penumonla, resulting from mrhiensa. His home was In Phil- ; gdel hi.i There were lj deaths and. 4i new esses In the Second Naval District today. I'orty-three new cases of influenza among the civilian population here today brought the total to about 2000. There have been 14 deaths. The National headquarters of the Hed Cross, at the request of Gov Beeck-man. Is sending nurses here to assist in caring for patients, particularly i among the poor and strangers In the t city. Nine nurses at the Newport Hospital are Buffering from the disease. All churches here will be closed next Sunday. lie was the oldest son of the late Charley Buffington. the famous pitcher of the old Boston Nationals. He is survived by his mother, a brother and elster. MAKE YOUR PURCHASES FROM GLOBE ADVERTISERS Hod the corn crop'll be bf TKt1l mean mora 5 POST CHELSEA CHURCHES CLOSE, PUBLIC FUNERALS BARRED Chelsea officials are to be aided by the State in checking the Krlppe epidemic, following an appeal by Health Officer William J. Randall To date 31 deaths have been reported from the disease. The city Is to be supervised In the future by a system of nursing in each section. Nurses will be paid 128 a week and attendants $16. Mrs Anna If. Staebler will supervise the service, which will be conducted in cooperation with the Hoard of Health and the Public Safety Committee. The Hoard of Health asks auto owners and drivers who can spare cars to assist the nurses. The health officials have also requested that victims of the epidemic be buried at private funerals. At present four physicians, Dr George B. Venwlck, Dr Francis A. Mahoney. Dr Krnest B. Sehallenbaeli and Dr John M. Wells, are 111 witb influenza, and Hev George Mmstrong. pastor of the Advent Christian Church. Is seriously 111. Churches have agreed to close and no services will be held tomorrow. CABARET SHOWS AS USUAL, BUT NO PUBLIC DANCING Seekers after amusement had plenty of Opportunity of finding It last night t tho hotels and cafes, where tht regular cabaret show, minus the dancing, was put on as usual: but many oi them did not do enough business to pay for the lights and help. The dancing by the guests, which has been the feature of the larger places, was stopped by agreement with the managers. There was no public danc-llng of any kind in the city. The police received no special orders covering cabaret shows, but they looked over all the places so as to be able to state the conditions if called upon to do so by the authorities. The streets of the city, as soon as darkness settled down, took on the appearance of a deserted village. Police officers on traffic work said that It was the easiest night since the cold snap of last Winter. EPIDEMIC CLAIMS ACTRESS Miss Peggy Cameron (Isabel Cameron Cayglll). a ingenue of May Robson's company, with which she has been appearing at the Hollls Street Theatre In "A Little Bit Old Fashioned." died yesterday morning at the Hotel Savoy. Columbus av, ol pneumonia. She appeared in the play for the last time Saturday evening. On Sunday she became 111 with influenza, which developed into pneumonia. Miss Cayglll was a daughter of Alderman Hansom Cagill of Mt Vernon. N Y. Mr and Mrs Caysill are now in Boston, where they were summoned when their daughter became ill. Beside her parents Miss Cayglll is survived bv a brother and three sisters. Her brother, I.ieut Harry Caygill. lies wounded in a French hospital, lie has recently been made a chevalier of the Legion of Honor. FIVE SUCCUMB IN ONE EAST GLOUCESTER FAMILY GLOUCESTER, Sept 27 Five more ileaths occurred from influenza today, all in the Red Cross emergency hospital. They were B.vron Doueette. Mrs Bettie Waanana, Vito Junoer, James Decoste and Mary Pedrottl. The military field hospital sent here by the State has been established on the Addison Gilbert Hospital grounds and will be ready to receive patients tomorrow. There was one death. Chester W. Walen of Baal Gloucester, at Essex today. This uuvkes the fifth death In the Walen family from influenza. The others were Miss Martha E. Walen and Mrs Ruth Walen Tarsons, sisters of Cheater, and Sherman U. and Nester T. Walen, nephews. NO BAN ON COAL FOR HEATING BEFORE DEC 1 WASHINGTON. Sept 27 Fuel Administrator Garfield has issued no order prohibiting the use of coal for domestic heating before Dee 1. Reports reaching the Fuel Administration from New York and New England today that popular belief of the existence of such an order had prevented heating of apartment bouses and homes for sufferers from influenza brought foith a statement from Dr Garfield that while conservation of fuel to prevent a famine next Winter is necessary, the Administration does not Insist upon delay in starting fires, where such action would result In il!-neso or injury to health. 6824 NEW CASES AT ARMY CAMPS REPORTED WASHINGTON, Sept 27 Spanish influenza continued to spread today in Army camps, ti824 new cases having been reported to the office of the Surgeon General of the Army during the 114 hours' period ending at noon. This was an increase of S5 over the new cases reported yesterday and brought the total for all camps to 42,o67. Pneumonia cases showed a slight de crease, 717 new cases being reported today, compared with 723 yesterday. Deaths today were 170, mostly from pneumonia. BOSTON MEN AMONG 74 DEATHS AT CAMP DIX CAMP DIX. N J, Sept 27 Seventy-four deaths set the highest day's record of the influenza epidemic at Camp Dix, bringing the total number of victims of the disease here ud to 256. New cases j show a slight increase, with 1047 cases of influenza developing during the last 24 hours and 113 new cases of pneumonia. Among those who died today were Albert Cummings of Everett, Mass, and William Keenan of Boston. SODA FOUNTAINS MAY OPEN Soda fountains will be doing business as usual today, unless an official request Is received from the emergency health authorities that they close to help prevent the spread of the epidemic. No such request had been received up to last night. But all proprietors said they are willing to comply with such a request in case it is issued. None of the managers believe their fmintninsi aw j sources of infection. DECREASE IN BROCKTON BROCKTON, Sept 27 The influenza situation in Brockton is becoming less grave, and this afternoon the steady stream of men and women coming to the Board of Health offices to report new cases diminished considerably. Only nine deaths were reported for the day. the smallest number for some time. Congressman Richard Olney arrived here tonight, with the assurance that the promised staff of doctors and nurses from Washington would be in the city tomorrow morning. The Hoard of Health has issued an order forbidding all church services except on Sunday morning. Public funerals are also forbidden. Salem Bans Gatherings S.M.EM. Sept 27-The Selioo' Board decided today not to reopen public schools before Oct 7. Most oi the halls ami all theatres are closed until abatement of the influenza epidemic. Somerville Boy Dies at Exeter EXETER. N H. Sept 27 Francis D. Bennett Jr of Somerville. Mass. a member of the junior class at Phillips Exeter, died last night of pneumonia, following the grippe. He entered school this Fall and had two brothers here. The body was this afternoon taken to Somerville. Manchester Closing Order MANCHESTER. Mass. Sept 27 Dp to yesterday the Board of Health had reports of 46 cases of grippe and pneumonia, and one death. The Manchester Selectmen have closed the Town Hall to all public gatherings, dosed the moving picture theatre, all the public schools, and if conditions seem to warrant it. will c'.ose the churches. OASTIES My. how I Hke th?m! FIRST PHONE GIRL TO DIE Miss Henrietta R. McCarthy, chief I operator In the Main Exchange, the j first of several hundred operators ill with Influensa to die, succumbed yester- j day afternoon at her home. 78 Brookline ' av. Brookline. after a few days' Illness. I She was born in Brookline 27 years ago. a daughter of Mrs Manr McCarthy, I and the iate Charles McCarthy. She 1 was graduated from the Lincoln School i ivnd the Brookline High School. She teen chief operator II years. Beside her mother she is survived by , two sisters. A brother, private Charles W. McCarthy. l"lst Machine Gun Com-1 . nv was kilted in action in France, July U. Mill Superintendent Is Victim FALL RIVER. Sept 2 7 Charles G. Puffington. superintendent of the Row-enviile Coal Company, died tonight of j influenza He had been ill four days. Conry Wants Pier Abandoned Joseph A. Conry, ex-Russian Consul at Boston, yesterday sent a letter to Sec Daniels of the Navy urging the abandonment of Commonwealth Pier as a receiving ship for the Navy. The letter states that there is a general impression in Boston that the present epidemic of fnfluenza originated at the pier. It further says that the receiving ship should be located on Governor's Island. Judge Connelly, Brighton, III Judge Thomas II. Connelly of the Brighter. District Court, and a member of the Selection Board for Division 25. is IS with grippe at his home, Walling-ford road. Brighton. Dr Giddings. medical member of the board, has been ill more than a week and Chairman Fred Dowling's wife and child are ill at their home in A lis ton. It is becoming difficult to get phvsi-cians and nurses and the hospitals in the district are filled with patients. Patience and Courage Urged by Endicott "A great public calamity brings out the best there is in human nature. It draws the entire community closer together, because it comes to us all alike and we meet it together. This is true of the present epidemic of influenza. The condition today in the Commonwealth is serious and we should not deceive ourselves. No precaution should be omitted which will prevent people meeting together unnecessarily. "But I am certain that the people of Massachusetts will show the same courage in meeting this calamity at home that those splendid boys of ours are showing on the plains of France, where they are fighting with such wonderful results for the liberty of the world. This courage shown by-each one of us in doing the work of the day to the best of our ability will be a real help toward that on which our hearts are set the winning of the war. It is today equally our duty and our privilege, on the one hand, to do sverything essential, and on the other, to avoid everything that is not essential. "We are sure, too, that it will help our people to know that the city, the State and the Nation, will all give substantial assistance, and that nothing will be left undone to secure proper care for the sick. The ablest medical men in the country are giving their aid. "The confidence of the people and their willingness to cooperate in every way is the greatest encouragement to the health authorities of the State and the city and to the Public Safety Committee, who are all working together to overcome at the earliest possible moment this menace to the public health. These efforts will soon have effect in checking the disease. In the meantime we must be patient and courageous. "Henry B. Endicott, "Chairman, Emergency Public Health Committee." BAN ON GATHERINGS IN BROOKLINE, APPEAL FOR AID The Brookline Board of Health, at a special meeting yesterday, ordered that, beginning at r.oon today and continuing until 7am Monday, Oct 7. no assemblages or gatherings shall be held In any church, hall, school or other place in the town without a written permit. It was further ordered that during this period no public funeral shall be held over the remains of any person in the town without a written permit and that no gatherings or assemblages shall be held in any house where there is a deceased person. i An appeal for money, bedding and automobiles to distribute necessities to sick families, was issued yesterday bv the Board of Health, Public Safety Committee and the Brookline Friendly Society. Many persons are suffering for want of nursing care. There are whole streets where every house has Illness, in various sections of the town. Money and bedding should be sent to the Pnion building, corner of Walnut and High sts, Brookline. All cases for nursing can be referred to this building, which is the headquarters of the Brookline Friendly Society. William R. Cordingly is the treasurer and checks may be sent to him, care of the Brookline Trust Company. There have been more than 500 cases of grippe, influenza and pneumonia reported In the town since the first of the month. PUBLIC MEETINGS, DINNERS AND DANCES CURTAILED Public meetings, dinners and other public functions, including dances will be curtailed for the period covered in the request for the suspension of public gatherings. The managers of the Boston hotels, while they will not suspend business, will suggest postponement to patrons seeking dinner engagements. Those meetings already booked will, of course, be carried out. The Boston Hotel Men's Association, yesterday, sent notices to all hotel managers, as follows: "Complying with the request of the Governor and the Emergency Public Health Committee all public meetings, both indoor and outdoor, in connection with the Liberty Loan, must be postponed until further notice. "All meetings in hotels that the hotels have control of, including dancing, are also to be discontinued." WASHINGTON RUSHING AID TO MASSACHUSETTS President Wilsci, Army. Navy. Federal. State and city authorities are aroused to the importance of checking the epidemic of influenza ,md pneumonia which is raging through Massachusetts. In compliance with the urgent appeals sent broadcast for physicians and nurses to help the wornout doctors and their professional attendants In Boston and other sections of the State. President Wrilson has urged Surg Gen Rupert Blue of the United States Public Health Service to do alk In his power to alleviate the situation. Accordingly. Or Blue w 1tti!tVi Commissioner EUKene that Vi c- -tx,n3 arrRn irinir with the Ameri can Red Cross to mobilize 50 units of 10 physicians each from the Volunteer Medical Service Corps and would dispatch them to Boston at the earliest nossibie date. Already the advance guard of doctors and nurses have ar- is being heeded leading hospitals Urges Use of Masks Last night Commissioner Woodward asked the Globe to lay particular stress unon the necessity or using gauxe masks in the vicinity of patients. w-are having a pattern made of a smz mask a plain, simple mask which any woman can make and when It la com pleted we are going to ask the newspapers to print the directions for making. "But there is no necessity to wait until the pattern of the new mask is made public. Make any kind of a mask, any kind of a covering for the nose and mouth and use it immediately and at all times. Even a handkerchief held In place over the face is better than nothing, only take rare to remove the mask immediately unon Its becoming .. I damp or moist from ie preath or pers- ired fttatC nitlnn A 1l mnUi ahmilrf Ytm. htiruwl R- Kelley j KtA,.iii,.w in tmlltnr wter But most Important of all be sure to wash the hands frequently." Dr Woodward said that panicky conditions must not prevail, that there was really no occasion for panic. "I believe." he continued, "that be-causo of the number of tleaths some rived, and MO doctors and 1000 Red Cross 1 timid folka are becoming nanlckv. nurses, largely recruited In the Middle , with the Intelligent use of a mask there West, are being hurried here. From jS practically no occasion for alarm Canada, New York, Rhode Island and I or apprehension, and there Is no cause other nearbv places assurances have ! to fear cases. Bv intelligent minister- been received that the Bay State appeal j ing to patients, thay can well be kept at home and thus be Insured of constant and tender care, especially since our hospitals are overcrowded just now. "In the Infectious pneumonia epidemic in Manchuria in 1910 It was found that the attendants who wore gi masks constantly were practically immune from the malady, and the same theory holds good today. Masks successfully combat the germs of influenza and pneumonia. Yesterday Jt-mes Jackson, director of Bay State Senators Busy This morning Senator Weeks got Into communication with the office of the Surgeon General of the War Department and also discussed the Massarha-setts situation with Surg Gen Rupert Blue of the Public Health 8erviee. Senator Lodge consulted Surg Qen Rralsted. chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery of the Navy Department. The Massachusetts Senators tan-pressed upon these officials the necessity of hastening doctors and nurses to New England, and the departments consulted have promised prompt ."pera tion and effective assistance. Appeals were also made to the Red Cross for nurses, and several conferences were held this morning for the purpose of devising ways and means to aid the local authorities in n press ing the epidemic. Towns Asked to Wire Facts Yesterday Chairman Kndicott of the Massachusetts Committee on Public Safety sent telegrams to the chairmen of the various city and town public safety committees asking them to wire him a resume of conditions in their districts, stating the number of cases and deaths and the number of active doc tors and nurses and the latter s urgent To Form, Flying Squadrons At the neadauarters of the Nations) Red Cross it was stated this noon that every effort was being made to roopet ate with the local authorities, not only in Massachusetts nut elsewhere to the country, in efforts to treat and stay the progress of the epidemir The Red Cross ha diverted trainee nurses for work in Majw to caeti . object. It was said. Heine not in j k to prevent the spread of the dlvaea as handle it from the curative angle The policy decided on. as a remtt ef conferences by the heads of the vartn medical department of the 0rert.-ment. the Armr. Navjr, Public Health Service and the Red Vne. Is to metallize all the volunt- -r medical and nursing for,- available. The l'-an provides for the organisation of 50 flying saua'lrons. to be composed Of 10 doctors and Ss nor each, to be used in local areas whore the epidera -prevails. So far as poast-'de these units will be kept within the area or division in which they are mobilized, but will bo transferred if the demand from another section apn?rj to be more linpratlve Added emphasis was given to the tin niiMt -ff or! bv all ajren- ! run FMlrral and Sl.tte br the receipt at the White House today at the appeal of Acting Gov Cool id ge for a "distance - The President went to Sew Tork today, but before his departure lie ordered the transmission of Oo Cooltdge communication to I he Surgeon l5-nrsl of the Army for immediate action as the Governor was notified by wire lo that effect. 413 CASES IN HARTFORD HARTFORD. Conn. Hept Ti Mr sad Mrs Samuel Taher are dead of pneumonia, which their physician insists was not the result of influenza. Mr Taber died on Wednesday and his wife this morning. Twenty new eases of influenza were reported here todav. bringing the total to 411. Association. 361 Massachusetts av; at 142 Berkeley st and at the Newton Red Cress headquarters. MEETINGS, ETC, POSTPONED The following proposed events have been postponed under the State-wide ban on public gatherings: Fall season opening of Y. W. C. A., postponed till after Oct 6. This applies to all activities necessitating a gathering. Graduating exercises of the Forsyth Dental liygienlsts' Training School, Oct 2. Kvening clases of the B. Y. M. C. U.. scheduled for Sept 30, postponed to Oct 14. Sunday afternoon meeting of the American Patriotic Protestant Association in the Shawmut Swedish Temple. Meeting of Elm Hill Council. K. of C, scheduled for Oct 1. CANCEL ARMORY MEETINGS Owing to the epidemic of influenza and in accordance with the wishes of the public authorities that no meetings or gatherings be held until further notice, the usual Monday meetings of the 101st United States Engineers' Welfare Association at the Cadet Armorv will he canceled for the present. Notice will be published in the newspapers when it is considered safe to resume the meetings. TEACHERS' EMERGENCY CALL To the Editor of the Globe Through the courtesy of your paper, may I call for all Boston teachers who are willing to assist the Boston District Nursing Department to apply at 561 Massachusetts av on Saturday morning. Sept 28 or Monday. Sept 30, at 11 o'clock. The duties are simple, but urgent, and of vital necessity In the present crisis consisting of following the directions of the nurses and doctors in the homes All precautions against contagion will be taken. Teachers in good physical condition will be of inestimable help n this work. The chairman of the School Committee states that Boston schools win remain closed during next week; therefore teachers will be free to aid if they choose to volunteer. Cora Bie-elnw " President Boston Teachers' Unit of the Volunteer Bureau. Metropolitan Chapter. American Red Cross. ' I it,, v- Hi , r i - : . . . iii .-.-, i .iiac w, iiii r v -1 1 r i in . unn inr,-fi SniduSlat?." re- , , of the cVom '1UThed Emerge net Health Con.mittv.-e J g ready for distribution today and yesterday requested proprietors of soda ! J h de'tv"d at roorn 365 State water fountains throughout Massacl.u-j House the Instructive District Nursing setts to discontinue the sale or soda water during the epidemic, and lust night the committee stated that, if the proprietors do not deem it wise to comply with the request, it urges that every glass bo thoroughly sterilized or individual containers used. And, significantly, the Emergency Health Committee concludes: "The request has been made and the responsibility now rests with the dispenser." Dr William C. Woodward, health commissioner of Boston, was visibly disappointed yesterday when he learned from officials of th Boston Elevated Railway Health Clearing House The Mayor's emergency health committee decided at its meeting yesterday that the Boston Health Department. City Hall Annex, will be the clearing house for all Information concerning available beds, doctors, nurses, supplies, etc. Hospitals will be asked to make daily reports of vacant beds or other facilities for handling cases. Company that it was impossible to so-1 committee :s still eager to In- ceot the suggestion of the committee .eAse.thnumr of Private automo- entency service. I. will ilo u fmir. t,.,,. ..!., Ik - - - . . ted it had pitnty oi tars, but deplored .'he use of their ma7h1o m Ti th.. absolute lock of r. to moo them I IV usl of JESS machines may tele- jra t ready nce oi MaSSL i ii vn ii n . ii.i . aim nauKCI a III luS State in closing their places of amuse ment at midnight rhursday for two ; cept the suggestion of the committee bUeloi'fc?' LS that more cars be put in service to re- S."?. lieve congestion. The company admit- S&. " &J?l nun and assistant covered 21 households In a comparatively few hours. many churches in New Ena- "'lt '"" : land hav e agreed not to hold services HRvoS-3f To OI Ine tomorrow. nrst Naval District authorities that weeks. No Public Funerals only 44 new cases of grippe had developed at all the nearbv .stations nnd schools, and five deaths for the 21 hour. But perhaps the most drastic measure ! ending at noon. These are the smallest of all was the order of Commissioner I numbers reported for weeks. The Woodward to Boston undertakers yes- j Army. too. reported a marked dec line terday that there shall be no public there being only nine new cases and two funerals during the epidemic. Remind- I deaths. ing the Boston undertakers of a regula- j The Boston School Committee and the "You are familiar with present rules pon oU of . .cL.mir ESt concerning the preparation for burial of Znta the samJ "d?te academic work cases that die of influenza and pneu- The Middled unrw r. -monia It Is now recommended that cJmKSL x uPrior Court at Eat during the present epidemic SS. I t?'f,l '!" f courage wakes, and to this end nn '. I" ie,nJ?er on account of the epid-mir chairs should bo provided by undertak- 55 "V5 ""i.n MU"V of tine Arts ers for the purpose of promoting at- ' W ,?Tu ? -raon""5 and remain tendance at homes where nrW,., closed until Oct 7. dead. Undertakers should notify rela- Rcal Eatatr For Hair. To e or Wantedf Bmsinrts For SoUrt Advcrtitc in tomorrow's Gtobe. Read Mr Morgan's War Hprciat in tomorrow's Globe. Regulation for the Prevention of the Spread of Influenza tVMKHKAS an rpldeaii- of I aft um is asv preva'.eDt In toe i ui unity: aol WHKREAS J.-fial-laiw. or gstaenac people roaetltate a u.llum fer the pia of Ihla epldesiie and may be lajurioa t la-public health ; Therefore It U t iKItUKKIi by tte Heiltb Uepartoxot of t- City of Mtoa: That from 12 1 oVIork A. M.. Ft September 21. IMS. to 7 o'clock A. M.. Mo day. October 7. 1VIS. no a-mblajcea or IS" erlnx aball be m rmitted or hel4 is -- ntuTli:c picture baoaes or dance halls wltaui the DHf of Boatoi.. and an ohr naar? a-uCge or esUxTUiKi sf people Sail ke permitted or held within aafcl City. Thl roMtettSB ahalt h rfftx-tlre OnMaz period Ur-inbrfore aaujt-4 tin!- l!-r-4. 4i-Sed or extended by the Health tfruanaaeat ef the ,'t of Ilmton. William c voorwRn. Ileal tli Caaaaal ila r. Approved iSlaaed) ANIiRKW i. PETEB. Sept. 20. WIS A true 'opr. Atleat a. I. MAIjOSET. Serretary. Dr. Greene's NERVURA FOm THE Nerves and Blood Used Successfully for 34 Years for Weak Nerves and Poor Blood $1.00, All Druggists IB. CREEVK fonaeriy of M Tawsar Pla-ri baa far aa year llaaitna) haa mm On to NF.RYO.--H a ad HROXlr blaXAatU SO ran be raaaafted la sat mt by kHW at hi an i a ad laboratory. SOT Aoaaay m . ear. laatoa. Boaiua Ma- Adi . ....... ... ..t. 1 1, nuuuiu uuiil reia- . . 1 1 ei n . tives of persons who dla that wakea c" " Brockton Fair of"ou4eVeve1 In obedience to the request dlseourav.- ?alHngTt reViden' of'the" deceased SiZ'HtS' lh, ,U2! to extend their sympathy but It laei ' 5hr rofkton ' of the largest pected that theySwihanoV remain 'for "a SJj t goSTES? W- JKL ?EL h.a" ' . The Red CHorV Sow a, Re.d- aSStT onV relays ; Wro? 'T'nderta liAn lo Rot..n -- . . . w ois' ununue ine snow. yS&S Vemmma by Yesterday George A. Bacon g .SSSS,1!!?-? 1 1 the Republican State Committee an- gJ..?T?q-?J1 PyH VOmtmmi that owing to the epidemic the mTmmr 3r aaaUataiSaoSalteaaSl fogJjWIfja Convention would be post-m mml rV FaaiBIStOWari prev enting i poned from Oct 5 to Oct IS. and that the spread of the disease and also S I TZTZZT-2ELTX W B eodeavorlna- to allav thai fr. of o,ooi : . aHnual I1?.1 iore . .rP"0" IU' ASTHMA 'INSTANTLY RELIEVED WITH OR nOllf REFUNDED ASK with whom" they MtssTtaeaacx.' " SJtaE,", S.tol V "You may ue this letter In explana- I JJufbf t'nuriA eniaJ' tion of whatever action you may take ! o" 1 tt iffl h! held .. HL. Ro n!' in compliance with any oral lnstr icitons : 11 WUI " n'ld l HoteI Brun- Kndicott of the or oraera nito you may receive irom r-.-i x. wa3ke.H.n1t?unetment rnin Emergency Public HeTomtnittee rfJesWwSrSB order was the toU STmlwmJSLTtt. ...entb. lowing notice to the Mergymen of tt UJ TUK3P&& HeaHh Your attenttot Is invited to the in- . ISrMllT' ggBns?al closed order issued by the Health Com- ',1 . f ,i!V . "n- i missloner iJMb. approval of Bta JH" daalaMUat tai ' ' ! 522:0 SSSt, " .Wi! ' .'I? n?. has no ScTus! know,- i.M eoKe mat mis is so. and. knowlnaT the i andrneumo.n,! - wonderful work which our doctors are The Health Commissioner cannot un- : doing, we cannot for one moment Rahc 3iii1fi.rk A nutritious diet in influenza Hor-llck's Malted Millo, very digestible." Advr dertuke to determine for the clergy wnat does or aoes not cons"'ite a public gathering' necessary fr the due exercise of religious devotion. "He begs, however, that the clergv. bearing in mind the gravity of the situation that has led to the issuance of the neve mat mere is any truth is the statement: but anyone who has any specific knowledge of such transaction . is asked to send such information to th-Emergen y Public Health Committee at the State House. Boston, and the matter will be immediately Investigated." PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM A Taa ' at prspasottao of saatjta Metaa ta ataanoaao Haaai if. Par ft 1 CaaW osaf Baa tr I.C.f and FaaW Hal j s . . . t e . STOP lor lafl HaAbo Ci THAT free .esssla aaatUed tU Ort. Mtb. HtKK. III Ml'' f-Q.. t.rove Wall, f a. eauo. .rise a oas-man. Mb- Uracca HLVO I Htnt.K NO. K. O. R. IfKKTISO oATCRDAT. Sent. t OMIT TED oa account cf 1 1 - ttsruet ARLINi: & CRIT "HKTT. A.N.NUS X. LKKHAK. T. J

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