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Official Health Bulletin
LATEST WORD ON SUBJECT.
IVobably Not Gpanlsh In
-Germ Still Unknown Peo
ple Should Guard Aaalnst "Droplet
Infection" Suroeon General Dluo
Make Authoritative Statement.
Washington, D. 0. (Special.) Al
though King Alfonso of Spain wns
ono of tlio victims of thu Influenza epi
demic In 1893 nnd nRfiln tills summer,
Spanish authorities repuillato nny
claim td Inllucnza ns n "Stmnlsh" dis
ease If ttio pcoplo of this country do
not tnlto enro tlio epidemic will be
como bo widespread throughout thu
United a In tea that soon wo ulinll honr
tlio dlscaso called "Amcrlcnii" Inllu
In rcsponso to a request for dcflnlto
Information concerning Spanish Inllu
enta, Surgeon Ocnural Ituiiurt llluo of
the U. a. I'ubllc Health Hcrvlco has
nutliorlxed tho fotlowliiK olllclul Inter-
What It Spanish Influenza? Is It
something new? Does It como from
"Tho dlscaso now occurring In thin
country nnd called 'Spnnlsh lnlltii'ii
m' rcscmhlcs n vory coulnglous kind
of 'cold,' accompanied by fover, pains
Coughs and Sneezes
As Dangerous as Ibtsoii Csi Shells
In tlio head, eyes, earn, bnclc or other
parts of tho body and n feeling of ho-
vora sickness. In most of tho cusos thu
'symptoms disappear after three or four
days, (he patient then rapidly recover
In. Homo of tho patients, however,
duvclop pneumonia, or Inllammntlon
of tho ear, or iiiciiIukIIIh, iiimI many of
thesa complicated ciiNes die. Whether
thl i so-called 'Spanish' lultiieimi Is
Identical with tint epidemic of lultueii
ta of earlier yearn Is not yet known
"Kpldomlc of lulliieimt liitve visited
this country slnro 1017. It Is Interest
Ins to know that this tlmt epldemlo
was hroiiKht hero from Valeiieln,
Spain. Hlnr.) that time there have
been numerous epidemics of tho dis
ease. In IbSO and 1MX) an ephlHiiilc
of imtueuzn, swirling somewheru In the
Orient, spread first to It inula him!
thence ovsr practically the entire clv
tilled world. Thrvo years later there
was another llareup of tho tlUeM.
,Uoth times thu epidemic spread wide
ly over tho United States.
"Although tho present epidemic Is
called 'Spanish lullueusa,' there Is no
reason to believe that It originated In
Spain. Homo writers who have studied
tho question believe that tho epidemic
came from thu Orient nnd they call nt
ttntlon to tho fact that the (iermHiis
mention the disease us occurring uloug
.lua eastern front In thu summer itittl
fll of 1017."
How un "Spanish Influenza" be re
iliero Is as yet uo curtain way In
wnlch a alngto case of '.SjhoiUIi Inllu
nza' can be recognised, On the nth
r hand, recognition U eusy where
there Is a croup of cased. In contrast
to tint outbreaks of mdlimry atuglts
ana coins, winch usually occur In the
cvia mostlis, epidemics of IntlueusM
rosy occur at any season of the etr.
Thus the present epidemic raced most
tutsnsely lu Kuropo In Muy, June and
July, Moreover, In the easo of ordl
nary coins, me Knerul symptoms
(fsrsr, pain, deprotston) are by no
means as severe or as sudden In their
onsst as they uro In Intlueusii. Plnul
ly, ordinary colds do not spiimd
.... -i... . ..
wrvuijii uiu coiuiiuiiiiiy so rupiuiy or
lUnslvely ui does InilueusH.
"In most euses u person taken sick
with luftuvuzu feels sick rather sod
'dsnly, Uo feels weak, has mlii lu the
'y, ears, htmd or back, ami may bo
ore an over, .Many patients feel
dtsay, some vomit. Most of tho w--tlenU
complain of feeling chilly, and
'with this comes n fever lu which tho
'temperaturo rises to lOd to 101. In
"most cases thu pulso remains relative-
"in appearance ono Is struck by the
fact that the patient looks sick. Ills
ayu and the Inner sldo of his eyelids
'may be slightly 'bloodshot,' or Von
'tested,' as Uiu doctors say. There
uisy be runnlug from the nose, ur
Uisrs easy ho soma cough, Theso hlcna
of a cold may not be marked ; never
UudMa tfea patient looks and feel very
"In addition to the appearance and
its symptoms as ulreudy described,
imtulnstton of the putlent s blood may
aid the physician In rocognlzlug 'Spau
Uh Influenza,' for It bus been found
The Brunswick Phonograph
iplayu all makes of records at
itheir best, and without any
icnanireoi utttaciimcnt whutovor.
That is the best part of it.
fJurrin bays bo,
Go to tho Auto ltunair Coinpa-
'y,-207 South Jersey street, for
, your auto, motorcvee and b ev.
cle repairs and supplies. Autos
for hire. Phono Couiubia 727.
Are you investllltr in W. S. S. 7
'Currln Says So. I
tlmt In this disease the number of
whlto corpuscles shows llttlo or no In
crenso nbovo tho normal. It Is possl
bio that the laboratory Investigations
now being inmlo through tho N'ntlonal
Research Council and tho United
States Hygienic Laboratory will fur
nlsh a more certain way In which lndl
vidua! cases of this dlscaso can be
What Is the course of the dlsease7
Do people die of It?
"Ordinarily, tho fover lasts from
three to four days and tho patient re
covers. Hut while the proportion of
deaths in tho present epidemic has
generally been low, In some places the
outbreak has been severe nnd deaths
havo been numerous. When death oc
curs It Is usually tho result of a com
What causes the disease and how Is
"llaclcrlologlsts who havo studied In
fluenza epidemics In tho past havo
found In many of the cases a very
Small rod-shaped germ called, nftcr Its
discoverer, I'felffcr's bacillus. In other
cases of apparently tho samo kind of
disease there wcra found puuumococcl,
the germs of lobar pneumonia. Still
others havo been caused by strcpto
cocci, and by othors conns with long
"No matter what particular kind of
germ causes tho epidemic, It Is now
believed that Influenza Is nlwnys
spread from person to person, the
germs being carried with thu air nlong
with tho very small droplets of mucus,
expelled by coughing or sneezing,
forceful talking, nnd tho Ilka by one
who already has tho germs of tho dls
case. They may also bo carried about
In tho air In tho form of dust coming
from dried mucus, from coughing nnd
sneezing, or from careless people who
spit on tho llonr nnd on thu slduwalk.
As In most other catching diseases, u
person who has only n mild attack of
tho dlsenco himself may glvo a very
severe nttnclr to others."
What should bo done by those who
catch the disease?
"It Is very Important that every per
son who becomes sick with lutluenzn
should go homo nt onco and go to bed
This will help keep nwny dangerous
complications and will, nt tho samo
time, keep tho patient from scattering
thu disease fur and wide. It Is highly
desirable that no one bo allowed to
sleep In thu samo room with thu pa
(lent. In fart, no ono but (ho nurse
should bo allowed lu tho room.
"If there Is cough and sputum or
running of tho eyes and nose, ctro
should bo taken that all such 61s
charges nre collected on bits of gatuo
or rug or paper napkins nnd burned.
If tho patient complains of fever nnd
headache, ho should bo given water to
drink, a cold compress to thu forehead
and n tight sponge. Only such medl
cine should ho given as Is prescribed
by the doctor. It Is foolish to ask thu
druggist to prescribe nnd may bu dun
gerous to take tho so-called 'safe, sura
and harmless' remedies advertised by
patent medicine miimifiiclurcw.
"If thu patient Is ho situated thut ho
can bo attended only by some ono who
must also look nfter others In thu fam
ily, It Is advlsublo that such attendant
wear a wrapper, nitron or gown over
the ordinary house clothes while lu tho
sick room and slip this off when leav
ing to took after the others.
"Nurses nnd attendants will do well
to guard against breathing In danger
ous dlseasu germs by wearing n sliuplo
fold of gatuo or mask while near Hie
Will a person who has had Influenza
beforo catch the disease agalnr
"It Is well known that un attack of
measles or scarlet fever or smallpox
usually protects a person against an
other iitlack of thu same disease. This
appear not to bo true of 'Spanish lu
llueimi.' According to newspaper re
ports tho King of Hpiiln suffered an
attack of Inlluensa during thu epl
demtc thirty years ago, utid was aguln
strlekeu during the recent outbreuk in
How can one ouard against Influ
lu guarding against disease of nil
kinds, It Is Important that tho body bo
kept strong and able to tight off dls
ease germs. 'I his can bo done tty nnv
lug a proper proportion of work, play
und rest, by keeping tho body well
clothed, and by eating sutllclent whole
sowi und properly selected food lu
connection with diet, It Is well to re
member that milk Is ono of tho best
nil around foods obtulunblo for adults
ns well ns children, So far as a ills-
caso like InilueusH Is concerned, heulth
authorities everywhere recognise tho
very close relation between Its spread
and overcrowded homo. While It Is
not always possible, especially lu
tlines like tho present, ta avoid such
overcrowding, people should consider
tho health danger und muko every
effort to reduce the home overcrowd
lug to a minimum. Tho vulue of frvih
air through open windows csunot be
"When crowding Is unavoidable, as
lu street cars, care should be taken to
keep the face so turned us not to lu
hale directly the sir brcuthed out by
"It Is especially Important to he
wn re of the person who coughs or
fciicojo without covering his mouth
und note. It ulso follows that one
should keep out of crowds and stutTy
plucos us much as possible, keep
homos, oillces and workshops well
nlrod. spend some time out of doors
each day. walk to work if at nil pruc
tU'ubloln short, muk every possible
effort to brtathe as much pure air iw
"lu all health matters fulliiw ibe .el
lce of vur dtH-ttir iiit'l id i ibi ri m
IhIIoiis of your Uu :il m I - !i. '
"Cavsr up ( l -h . 1 r
If you don t v
Hosidonts of St. Johns having
taxoa aim city liens to nay in
Portland can make thoir nay-
itiutitH without inconvenience by
availing themselves of our ser-
V,U0B' Vo will, pay samo and
"" ?r receipt; wunoui in-
yw"F lo fee, zo
W118 Kewroncca: Any St.
Jlina Hank.--Peninsula lit e.
iiuairuui mm ueauy i.iu., uy it.
Henderson. Mmmiriir.! -102 North
SHARE OUR SUGAR
WITH THE ALLIES
British Get Two Pounds a Month.
French Pound and Half,
Italians One Pound.
GERMAN SUPPLY PLENTIFUL
All Nations Permit Use of Sweetening
for Home Preserving Purposes.
America's new flugar ration of two
pounds a month per person Is equita
ble when compared with the sugar ra
tion enforced by rigid governmental
order In England, France und Italy, na
tions with which we nre sharing augur.
Kucb Allied nation In the mutter of
augur consumption Is sharing on near
est possible I'ljllul terms the hardships
Imposed by greatly altered conditions
In the world sugar situation,
Formerly classed as a luxury, sugar
Is now a war time essential. The fair
and Just division of this essential Is
In the hands of the various Allied
The United Stntrs Food Administra
tion has asked this nation to observe
a voluntary sugar ration of two
pounds per person a mouth.
In the other countries at war with
Oermany sugar Is one of the scurco
articles on every menu- whether lu
thu households of both rich und poor,
or In the hotels.
I'nglnnd today has a sugar ration
of two pounds (tor month per person.
In France the ration Is a pound and u
half ami lu Italy It Is one pound u
month. And the prices In allied coun
tries uro from two to three times ns
high as In America.
If you go to u hotel In Kuglntid or
Franco theso days and order leu or
coffee they serve absolutely no sugar
with It. If you want sugar you must
bring It with you,
In Knglaud It Is allowable to uso
one-seventh of an ounce of sugar lu
the preparation of each luncheon, In
Fruiice many persons carry little sac
charine tablets about with them fur
use In hotels nnd In Kngtand rich and
poor must take their sugar with them
If they wish to have sweetened tea
while visiting friends.
Ileforo tho war started Franco had
rt'-io.lsX) acres devoted to sugar produc
tion. Ity 11)17 the French sugar acre
age nail decreased to IW.ismi acres.
Today the French man or woutaii with a
sugar curd has no assurnnco whatever
that he or she will he able to actually
buy sugar. To buy It, ono must llrst
Italy Has "State Sugar."
(specially drustle regulations govern
tho use of sugar in Italy, us manu
facture, distribution and sale are close
ly controlled, ami In part actually
taken over by the stale.
Saccharine Is permitted to ho sold
und used us u substitute for sugar mid
the government manufactures u mix
ture of saccharine ami sugar culled
"State Sugar," which is largely used.
German 8ugar nation Adequate,
(lermiiuy, before the war, produced
a great surplus of sugar and exported
large tjuuiillllos. Today tho Hermans
have virtually gone out of the export
business, but have plenty of cheap
sugar for home use.
Wholesale price prevalent In the
Allied nations, according to Informa
tion retvlved by tho Fulled States
Food Administration uro as follows
IhiKiHiid, III cents a ivotiud; France,
l' cents: Italy, '.'! cents.
While these high prices uro being
paid abroad the American wholesale
price Is beluu held ut 7 is cents.
In Flanders Holds the Topples
Illoom - Hut If wo are going to back up
our fighting men by putting over tho
Fourth Liberty Ixmu with an oversub
scription wo will havo uo time to
pausn and warship those popples, nor
to nilmlro tho popples In our awn
Five Million Man tn Franco And
It takus HOT.CO to feed ono army com
puny ono day. lk your part towards
feeding them by buying Fuurth Liberty
Five Million Man In France And
it takes fOl.AS to provide clothes und
titanKuts for ono man. -mow many
will you clotho through the Fourth
A shell dropped In thu Oernuvn linos
loaves thut many loss Huns for our
men to put out of action In hand to
hand fighting. How many shells will
your Fouith Liberty Loan start on
tliolr way to France from our munition
"Wo woro shelled without warning
nt I o'clock In tho morning In our rest
billets, and three of my lieutenants
were killed Instantly in tho Inky dark
ness, 'i ins is tlio simple letter of a
uuptaiu on tho battle lino tn France,
lo you count tho dollars of your
Fourth Liberty Ian subscription
when every retaliatory Hhell from n
ICS millimeter howlUor costs nearly
"Our battalion went Into action 1400
strong; 70 men came back," writes n
soldier from Fruneo. This seems u
terrlblo sacrifice, but
"Americans have never retreated an
Inch on French soil," says Hauler's
correspondent ut Furls, according to
news dtspatcues. No wonder the Hun
Is bucking up,
1X your part lu tho Fourth Liberty
Ixan to let our Immortal fighting men
know you aro backing them up.
Down With the
REVIEW'S LEUAL BLANKS
The following list of legal blanks I
ure kept for stile it t tins oltice mid
others will be added as the demand
Wnrruuty deeds, Quit Claim
Deeds, Realty mid Chattel Mort
gages, batislucliou ot Mortgages,
uuirucis iui ome oi Kcauy, uius
of Sale, Leases.
Not the label on yew papar,
WOMEN AND THE WAR
In tho military
country uro ono
W. C. A. Wur
uro placed ut thu
entrance to the
the mm of women
visiting tholr sol
dier relatives. Bo
those proved that
touts and bor
rowed rooms were
pressed Into use
until houses could
bo built. Often!
rooms In the near
est town wero
houses. un extra cot." re-
lly Into hostess
Wo put, up
loitod one western secretary, who re
turned to toll the War Work Coun
cil thu speolul ueeas of her commun
ity, for an old Mthuuulutt mother
who came u hundred miles to see her
boy lu camp. She cannot speak a
word of KiikIUIi and she has to havo
her old blaok pipe every hour. Hut
her boy loves her.
"Another charge bestowed upon us j
Is the Klrl-wlfo of u 'bootlegger ar
rested for selling whisky to soldiers.
Ho was wild with anxiety about her
till wo said we would look after her.
'A thirteen-year-old Imp has Just
been turned over to our care. She
ran away from a convent, and, be
ing adventurous, made straight for
Any hostess can tell you heart
breaking stories of times when tho
A good tnony men object vigorously
to the Increased cost of foodstuffs,
but continue to pay cheerfully the
idded cost of their smokes.
There ure 51 other weeks In which
t Is good to buy Wur Savings stamps.
Jut not so good for buying the stamp
rou uro going to buy this week.
Much to tho regret of the woman
struggling with tho necessity of do
ing her own work, dishwashing con
tluues to bo au essential occupation.
Somehow It Is difficult to make u
nit with u man who has been ut his
Jesk all summer by telllug ubout the
iood time you had on your vacation.
When I'russlaus discover a "conscl-
sntlous objector" they put him lu front
t I . nl.l.. . ..... .1. . a I
The American public's method of
meeting u shortage of any kind Is won
derfully simple und effective. People
;o without until tho normal supply Is
Among the Inevitable cruelties of
war will be the Inquiry made by the
covernincnt of theatrical press agents
is to the real salaries of the stars they
for All the
liiilfllfiik l? WtttL
Take the ounce of prevention
Avoid the Spanish "flu"
Clothe yourself and all your family with warm underwear, hosiery and shoes.
Our stock never was more complete than right now. Our prices are reasonable. The
lines we carry are all dependable.
You do not need to take the Chance of meeting the Influenza over in the City, you
can shop at home and lessen the risk.
We control the agency for the Oakland rain slickers; the Gold Medal Water Proofing
Co. 's coat that has proved the test for years by tho Astoria Fishermen. Tho price is
higher than some others but he who has worn them does not complain of tho price.
BONHAM & CURRIER
L. E. ROSE, Mgr. Men's Dept.
By MRS. HENRY P. DAVISON
Treasurer W'ur Work Council
National Hoard Y. W. C. A.
hostess house has been tho refuge
of stricken women. She can tell you
also of Incidents when tho hostess
house has brought about u huppy end
rrayors of gratitude for the Hunt
ess House uro murmured uvery night
In many towns by women who uro of
no particular Importance to any ono
excopi io somu man in ttio unity
and to Uod.
Tho commandants of the camps are
ns appreciative of (he hostess houses
as Is the most forlorn woman. No
house Is erected except at the direct
request of tho commanding officer.
Fifty-four houses aro now In use,
others aro being built as fast as lum
ber und curponters can be secured.
huch housu has Its Individuality.
Ttio plana for tho building at Canyt
Gordon, Atlantu, Georgia, were re
drawn by Miss Fay Kollogg In ordorfl
to suvo three magnificent oak trees.
A flno old Southern mansion secured
for tho Youug Women's Christian As
sociation hendquurters at Petersburg,
Virginia, Is as popular with tho sol
dlers from Camp Lee as Is the official
Tho hostess houses servo tho entire
Tho work with girls is ono of the
most Important functions of the War
Work Council. It deals with all kinds
of work with girls. Girls in small
towns, In cities, lu country villages,
and in the great manufacturing cen
tors are all touched by the unusual
conditions of a country in a state of
war preparation. Their patriotism
may urge them toward unexpected pit
falls. Their very enthusiasm leads
them Into danger,
Tho federal reserve bank Is lssu',r
some new paper money, but ns It Is
only 51 and $2 bills It probably won't
Interest many people In theso duys of
Mr. McAdoo advises everybody to
do ns llttlo traveling as possible, and
If you huvo truveled very much of
lute you will agree with him such Is
tho most comfortable plan.
From nil accounts King George ot
Knglcud Is taking to Americans like u.
duck to water, aud we would not be
surprised to hear that he has been seea
In public eating corn ou the cob.
Tho modern farmer Is not like
the fanner of other yvars, who used
to say to city people as they drovo
past the orchard: "Go In and help
German crltlca agree- that the Ameri
cans nre better on the offense than on
the defense which Is all the better,
since they never intended to tight a
"Nothing Is more comfortable than
a pair of old shoes and a book of
War Savlugs stamps," says the To
ledo Blade. Try two book of War
Clean the Thorough
Sweeping nt its best only
shifts dirt. It is hard work
it makes more work. De
sides it shortens the life of
your rugs nnd carpets.
An Electric Vacuum Cleaner
Gleans Like Magic
It will help you to keep
your home spotlessly clean
without any labor. It will
ujuke your carpets look like
new and is just the thing
for mattresses, portieres,
pillows, pictures and walls.
Come In and See Our Slock
First Trust & Savings
OF ST. JOHNS
1302 East Fessenden Street
Phone Columbia 40G
Officers and Directors
F. A. RICE, President and Caihier
H. HENDERSON, Vice Pre.idtnt
GEO. I. BROOKS, Secretary
F. S. DOERNBECHER
Four per cent interest
paid on time and sav
Rentals and Rentals
Portsmouth Gospel Hall
Meeting 3 p. M. for Christians.
Gospel meeting in evening 7:30.
One door west of drug store.
Not th lbl mi yeur tfr.
No. I8G I. 0. 0. T
sr. Johns, oitrcon
MmU aach Monday evening la Odd Pal
I Ions hall at 8:00, A cordial welcome to
all vliltliiK brothers.
C. O. Churchill. Not Ir Ornn.t
H.J UmriiM. Vice (1 1 mi it
O, w Noitnr, t'in.HfC.
II. I' eintk.Tirnt.
IIOLMCS LODGE NO. 101
KNICIIIS Or I'VIIIIAS
Meets every 1'rldav night at
7:30 o'clock in IIICKNHR
llall, Visitors always wel
come, W. U. HVKSS, C. C.
DORIC LODGE NO. 132
A. r. and A. M.
Sleets the first und third
k Wcdncsdayof each month
In Ilickner's llall. Visi
J. N.IMIcUen W. M.
A. W, Davis, Secretary,
St. Johns Gamp No. 7546
Modern Woodmen of Americn.
We heartily solicit the attend
nnco of our members at our roc
ular meetings, every Thursday
bvenlnfr. U. W. Muhm, Consul.
Woodmen of the World
St. Johns Camp 773
Meet 2doud4thThursday evetiiue in
I. 0. 0. V. Hall, I.eavitt nnd Jersey
streets. Visitors always welcome.
h. h. TIUSMNO. C. C.
W. K. COON. Clerk.
Knights and Ladies of Security
M. Johns Council 2775
Rcculsr Iluiincia racetiut; Ut and 3rd
Mondays. Open mectluus to the nubile
aud members 2nd and 4th Mondays, Vis
itors aud members cordially invited to
ttend at Skating' Rink Hall,
Frank C, Gasser, Pres.
Lester Teeliug, Secretary.
TIIOS. Gt,OVKK. Prop,
Philadelphia Street, St. Johns,
Soft Drinks as usual
Coldest aud Coolest Drinks in
town. Sandwiches, etc, AH lead
ing Summer Drinks.
TRY OUR MILK PUNCH
buy or sell St. Johns Property
A. W. DAVIS
Fire Insurance and Notary Public
List your properly with me if you
desire to sell quickly
202 N. Jersey St. St. Johns
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
24 S KilliDRiworth avenue
A FEW PACTS
1. Tht oldest established undertakiiii?
business north of Knott street.
2. Mr. Chambers is the onlv G. A. R.
undertaker in the city of Portland.
3. Mr. Ken worthy is au acknowledged
expert in emlalmiuir. Detui sureerv and
4. Why have vour beloved deceased
taken through the congested buiiriess
districts when perfect service and rfght
prices msy b obtained in your own