Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, January 31, 1919, Image 1

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W. J. CLARK, PROPRIETOR INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, JANUARY 31, 1919.
NO. 40
APROPOS
OF THE "FLU"
ONE 'fiMMINENT DOCTOR THA
CES DISEASE TO I'OISON GAS
i iROM BATTLEFIELDS.
pneumonlu have averaged about flfy
A day.
;u';or iwreful Inouiry we flnrl -that
properly se-ralled. On the other
hand the Royal College of Physi
cian in a memorandum on the pub-
throe distinct classes of disease go lished in the London Times, jweekly
by the mime of 'Spanish influenza." ' ed., No. 2185), finds that 'this out
The first of theiie is plain, ordinary break is essentially indentical, both in
"grippe," which sometimes, espuciul- itself and in its complications, includ-
I ly when neglected, takes a fatal turn. ing pneumonia, with that of 1890,"
The Public llnultn Service at Wash
ington, In its Intent report, estimates
"o .number of deaths from influenza
Unong the civilian population of the
Jnited States from' September 15th
0 December 1, 1918, at between
'100,000 and 850,000.
Such record of deaths from such
1 cause is nothing less than appalling
aid, unfortunately, the end of the
'pidemte is not yet in sight. In
nany places there has been a recru
loecences more serious than the
Irst outbreak. . In St. Louis, for ex
ample, the deaths from influenza and
Tho second resembles cholera, and
the third bears a suspicious likeness
to the pulmonary plague that was re
ported from China a few years ago.
It ia (he second and third of these di
scus" Hint are caus'ng most of the
"influenza" deaths.
Whether the first mentioned sick
ness is really the influenza with
though there are some new and spec
ial symptoms, e.g., nose bleeding.
These eminent physicians also assert
without qualification, that "the pre
sent epidenmic has no' relation to
plague." In regard to the Pfeiffer
bacillus they declare there is not suf
ficient evidence for holding that the
bacillus is the primary infecting
proved to have any specific influence j an effort to secure additional water
which we are made uncomfortably I agent in influenza, but that it "
familiar in 1R90, is a question in dis
pute among doctors. A professor in
to be responsible for most of the fa
tal complications of influenza." In
the medical department of St. Louis the vaccine treatment the Royal Col-
University, ,for instarjee, maintains
that in but ery few instances of a
large number that he has investiga
ted, have there been traces of the so
calle 1 Pfeiffer bacillus, the charac
teristic germ which causes influenza
lege of Physicians) has little confi
dence, declaring that if it does pro
tect, which, is rather "questionable,
us a preventive or any specific cur
ative effect in influenza, though many
are useful in guiding its course and
mitigating its symptoms."
WJjat has caused this drend epide
mic? Dr. Albert Croft of Chicago
traces it to poison gas generated on
the Enropean battlefields, which, he
says, has spread. in minute quantities!
over the earth, causing irritation of
the mucous membrance in sensitive
persons. This theory is interesting
in view of this discovery that afte
the "tremendous -earthquake of Kra
i .
' IiIau in 10Q9 (kA ..,. t J - M
llM..'C, III At!.?..,, - V(1Bl IIUU'J!) Ul
volvanic dust cast up to a height of
fifteen miles traveled completely
round the globe. Compared with the
dust ejected by Krakatoa, however,
the poison gas generated in the war
was infinitesimal, both in quantity
and energy of projection. It is more
probable that the soil and atmos
rights for that city by having the
land, where Canyon Creek heads, put
in a national forest reserve, but the
bill was defeated in congress last
week.
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The Flu Ban is
, phere of the war zone, filled with
the protection couia in no case last putrif mattef and emanations, have
for mroe than a short period. As caused th:s world-wide sickness.
for drugs, "no drug has yet been' As it is the war that bps evj lently
' br?d this pesM'enre, ore l-'nn of
the situation would sesm to be that
the human rce o"pht o trv t-n abol
ish vp. Our prc.t rri coid prsi-
! dan' hT ;pne alio:. : cr'.'.vor
, to bnn- about '.!:is cherished con
i summation. Let us hope and pray
, that he wiilsucceed.
Off
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We Are On For a January
DALLAS PIPE LINE
BREAKS IN HILLS
CITT WITHOUT ADEQUATE WA
TER SUPPLY INSTALLS PUMP
ING STATION ON RIVER.
Owing to conditions prevailing we are left with moire
Shoes than we anticipated at this time, so we will
make room for our BIG SPRING LINE regardless of
costSale will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
January 30th, 31si' and February 1st,
,We will give 16 per cent to (1-6) off of any goods in
the house Rubbers only excepted. Just buy your
Shoes at regular price and the Cashier will deduct
16 2-3 per cent from all unless it contains some of e
specials we are offering, which are already from 20 to
50 per cent below regular selling price. We will
offer a
(Dallas has been practically without
a water supply since late "Saturday
(afternoon owing to a break in the
pipe line several miles up in the
mountains, me llrst indication
that something was wrong occurred
(" "Saturday when it was noticed that
the water' fn the reservoirs was de
c creasing at an alarming rate. In
i vestigation showed that a tree had
f fallen across the line where it cros
i ses the Richreall river and damaged'
it to such an extent that the high wa-
I ters of the river swept away the
bridge which held the pipe above the
waters of the river.
Dalas gets its water supply from
WANTS TO
RETURN TO ' U. S.
CAPTAIN DAMON IX LETTER
SAYS HE'S READY TO RETURN
HOM-WORK IS DONE
The folowing letter is from Cap
tain L. L. Damon to his parents in
this city, which we are privileged
to publish in full:
American E. F. Friday Nov 29, 1918.
My Dear Father and Mother:
I just received your letter this ev
ening and was mighty glad to get it.
Will try and answer now before bed
time; however, since the armistice
has been signed, there is very little
news.
Our regiment is not doing much
now, except we are getting the men
all gathered up and waiting orders.
We don't know what our orders are
going to be, but we are all hoping it
will be go home. Wre have something
like 6000 German prisoners working
rebuilding the roads, etc with few
of our men acting as foremen,' but we
are not working any more of our men
than we can help. Let the Germans
do the work they are to blame for I
it all. Every time I get near them I
feel like declaring an open season
o them and from the looks of some
of them, I think some of the men do
when there is no officers around..
I m glad that you both have
escaped the Spanish flu so far and
mother, you insist on Dafl getting
noculated. It won't do him any
arm and may do a lot of good. We
have a lot of it over here, but not as
bad as you do there, for me all prac
tically live in the open air here. We
have a lot of men in the hospital with
it now. , . . .
The past few days I have been
looking over the roads in Belgum
and Lauxinburg ami have had some
miThty interesting tv'ps. Dav before
yest"-r!fv in J.uzinbnrg City T -vps in
th? ho'i?p that was headou"rtrs for
the K.iiser before the armistice. It
was a beauMful build'nsr. hiit the Am
erican soldiers were in it and had
giving yesterday the same old thing
corn beef, hash. I was going to drive
,to Paris for Thanksgiving, but could
not get away.
I have found all of my belongings
that I lost and am feeling better
now. You see, when we started to
drive the Dutch out of this country,
we went so fact that we coudn't
bring all of our stuff, for all we had
was what we carried on our backs,
in our packs and we just bad to say
good-by o everything else, but we
sent some men back as they found
most of the stuff.
I wrote Mike Walker as soon as I
got the address you sent me, but as
yet havn't heard a word from him.
I have the 91at iDvision in the same
line with us on the last drive and
they had a hard time of it and were
badly torn up. I hope Mike is all
right.
The weather is awfully cold and
rainy here and I am anxious to get
out of here. I ' have a pretty bad
cold and it seems I can't get rid of
it. The plans we have to live in here '
is just about like living out side. Wood
is mighty scarce and it seems it is
almost impossible to keep warm.
Had a nice long letter from sister
the other day and I must ansewr it
tonjght. I havn't heard a word from
Jessie since I have been in the army
Will get to bed now. Hope to see
you soon
Love to you all,
' ' SAM.
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BOATS ON RIVER
ON FEBRUARY 4TH
PLAN IS TO ENTER INTO COMPK
TION WITH RAILROADS AND
LOWER RATES ANNOUNCED.
Canyon creek, several miles west of j taken the doors knob's and all brass
that city in the Coast range, and as ( and everything they could get Joose
the pipe line is laid close to the river I Since becoming a Captain I have
j .. i T : j. .
in several piuuea pumping station is
being installed to keep the city in
water until the break can be repaired
which will probably take some time,
a nice car for my own use and I am
now making good use of it sight see
ing. In the city of Stena, just a
short d:stance from us, the Crown
as the river is full and out of the I Prince had his headquarters' before the
banks in some places. j armistice.
Congressman Hawley recently made We didn't have much of a Thanks-
We will offer a Ladies'
"French heel at -
$4.50 Kid or
Button
. $2.80
Men's $0.00 gun metal Eng. Neolin Sole at $4.45
Dress Shoes in Greys, browns and blacks at
specials-of $7.85 down to' $4.80
Men's Extra Specials all the way from Stetson
$11.60 Shoe cut to $9.35 on down to Black
Grain Blucher, $4.75 grade at $3.80
Also a
at.
Men's tan Army Grade $7.00
Women's Special Lots
grade
$4.95
Lot 100 and 112, black, all-kid button, and
sizes 2V6 to 6V4 only, regular $6.00 sale
lace,
$3.95
"IT'S AN ILL WIND"
Lot 114, Black kid, cloth top, worth $7.50, our
regular price, $6.50, sale prjoe $5.15
Lots 213 and 214 black kid, lace and button, $6.00
value, our price $5.00, sale price $2.95
. Others at(.... $2.65, $1.95 and $1.45
Boy's Bargains
$3.95 Shoes at $3.15
$3.65 Shoes at $2.85
$4.50 Extra Heavy Shoe at $3.70
Lot 816 Gun Metal Button and Lace, worth
$3.35 to $4.00, goes at $2.90
Specials on he tables of -Misses' and Children's
Look .them over cdrefully . ' ;
SPECIALS ON THE TABLES OF MISSES AND CHIL
DREN'S LOOK THEM OVER CAREFULLY.
SALEM,
OREGON.
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SALEM
OREGON
Restoration ef steamboat service on '
the Upper Willamette River, between
Portland and Independence, is to be
undertaken by the Capital City Nav
igation Company, a new corporation
in the field, which has leased the
steamre Pomona from the Oregon
City Transportaiton Company, and
will make Portland headquarters on
Ash street dock, according to the Ore
gonian. The Pomano is to depart from that
city at 7 o'clock Tusday, Thursday
and Saturday mornings and leaves
Independence at 6 o'clock Monday,
Wednesday and Friday mornings, de
parting from Salem hour later.The
plan is to enter into competition with
J the railroads serving the territory,
freight and rates of $3.50 a .ton to Sa
lem and $4 a ton to Independence are
announced. The Spaulding dock at
Salem and the Damon dock in this
city have been leased, and it is prom
ished the service will be extended to
Albany and Corvallis if patronage
warrants, additional steamers being
taken over if necessary.
Captain Chris Bluhm, for 23 years
on the river and who worked up from
the deck to a licensed officer with
the Yellow Stack Line, is president
of the Capital City Navigation Co.,
and will act as master of the Pomona
which he ran for years. Captain Ed.
Williams, also a product of the Yel
low Stack fleet school, is vice-president
and will be pilot, while J. E. Jays
wil be purser and V. A. Burns, secre
tary of the corporation, is to be ste-'
ward. ,
The Yellow Stack interests retired
from the route early last year, lack
( of patronage and' increased costs of
operation being given as the reason,
and since the steamers Pomona, Ore
gona and Grahamona have been tied
up. One gain from the resumption
of service, other than the assistance
to shippers and the public generally,
is more favorable consideration of ap
propriations for the upper river by
the Government. There will be pas
sengers carried as well as freight, so
the line will take on its oldtime faci
lities. j f t
NOTICE TO BUSINESS MEN .
' There will be a meeting of the bus
iness men of Independence at the City
Hall on Tuesday afternoon, February
4th, the purpose of which is to organ
ize and form, an association for the
continuance of the Race Meet to be
held the first week in June. All
business men are urged to turn out.
Independence needs more "Pep,, and
with a united effort we can put the
old town back on the map again.
GEORGE CONKEY,
Acting Secretary.
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jwmch disturbs tts7"