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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - September 19, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma Auction of Souls” Featuring Aurora Mardiganian [Herself] Her Life, Her Story, Based on Facts Not Fiction at American—Last Time Today Wc\t a Chernites Jletos volume xvi. NUMBER 192 ADA. OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1919 THREE CENTS THE COPY lllofihe Bond Issues Carried; Still in Progressive Column United States Health Service Issues Strong “Flu” Warning Congressman J. B. Thompson Dies Suddenly on W.Va. Train REACTIONARIES FALL FLAT IN EFFORTS TO KEEP ADA IN THE COUNTRY TOWN CLASS. “An Ounce of Prevention,* Etc. Probably, but by no means certainly, there will be a recurrence of the influenza epidemic this year. Indications are. that should it occur, it will not be as severe as the pandemic cl the previous winter. City officials, state and city boards of health, should be prepared in the event of a recurrence. The fact that a previous attack brings immunity in a certain percentage of cases should allay fear on tht part of those afflicted in the previous epidemic. Influenza is spread by direct and indirect contact. It is not yet certain that the germ has been isolated. or discovered, and as a consequence there is yet no positive preventive, except the enforcement of rigid rules ot sanitation and the avoidance of personal contact. A close relation between the influenza pandemic and the constantly increasing pneumonia mortality rate prior to the fatl of 1918 is recognized. It is now believed that the disease was pretty widel> disseminated throughout the country before it was recognized in its epidemic state, due to the fact that every interest was then concentrated on the war. Above are th** important facts de-\ eloped by the United States public heal!h service after a careful surve> M a > of social ed a mild and in vest I pandem ic in every and even No on* service forecast of i tion: Will t All abreed, rence was i the face of it would be tion of the influenza of 1918-19, carried on '•tate and important city in foreign countries. of the many experts oi the would make a more positive of the all-important ques-here be a recurrence? however, that a recur-inost unlikely, and in the known facts, that wise to be prepared, view of being on the an actually anticipating safe sid* danger, The following excerpts from Hie government report are published lur rite benefit of the public and health officers it* the hope t#iat this w ill serve to set at rest the pub I ira ion of statements which, on one hand, are calculated to lull the public into a sense oi false security, and. on the other, to unduly cause alarm. Not Fresh Intimidation. Contrary to the opinion express«*d IreqUeotly during the early weeks of last year’s pandemic by a nuiu-bet' of observers, the studies of the United ill at es public health service indicate thai the epidemic was not a fresh importation (fool abroad. Careful study of the mortality sta-listics of the United States shows that there were a number # oi extern j sive though mild forerunners ot the; pandemic during the previous three or lour years. In Chicago and New York in the winter of 1915-16. for example, these wer** sufficiently well inark**d to occasion considerable public comment at the time, leading ij| the latter city, to a well organized “Don’t spit, don’t sneeze’’ campaign on the part of the health au-j tborities. The reports of the United; Sales public health service of January. 1916, show influenza to be epidemic in twenty-two states, including practically all sections ot the I lilted States. The epidemic was g literally of a mild type and has j Since been almost forgotten. It canioned, however, a noticeable crease in the recorded death from pneumonia. Iii the sprint of 1918 there another sharp rise iii the mortality rat** from pneumonia. In lite bidget cities of the Atlantic seaboard these j increases occurred during Januaty, February and March. In of the country, especially teal and western states, creases occurred iii A^ril, during which pneunnWia is general!} on the decline. This increase was sufficient to indicate a strong departure from the normal The increased mortality rate extended into May and in some areas even longer. UHM Outbreaks. This occurrence has. it is believed, a definite significance in relation to the influenza epidemic. In the I United Staten in the spring of 1918 a number of definite local outbreaks of influenza were observed; thus ill I oFrt Oglethorpe, near Chattanooga, Tenn., In March; in Chicago during March; in San Quentin prison, Call-J fornla,* in April, October and No- served in March. ^\pnl and 191 and were definitely a s with coincident epidemics of tv in* of influenza. The rise in mortality from pneumonia. this very similar type ot disease, m the spring oi 1918 i> so sudden, so marked and so general throughout r hc United States as to point very eelarly to a definite relation. Everything indicates that the increased mortality from pneumonia in March and April of 1918 was the consequence of a beginning and largely unnoticed epidemic of influenza, the beginning in this Country of tile pandemic which developed in the autumn of that year. In th** British cities the epidemic manifested three distinct waves— the first and siighest in point of mortality occurring in June and July, the sec cmd and most severe in November. the third in February and March. Data which need not be cited hen* in detail, indicates thai tile course of the epidemic in west* rn • Kit rope generally was similar. In ’cities of India the sequence was , similar, but the mortality far greater. in the United States the epidem- dead ie developed mor e largely in a sin* i I gle wave during September, October and November, it. however, epidemic already mentioned as mitring in tin- spring ii*’ conoid* is the first phase and the t Continued on Page Eight, i WAS ON WAY FltOM WASHINGTON TO OKLAHOMA. TO HK PRESENT AT HOME ON WILSON DAY. OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 19. Joseph It. Thompson of Pauls Valley, I representative in congress from the fifth Oklahoma district, died suddenly on a train ai Martinsville, W. Va. early last night while on his, way to Oklahoma City. beath resulted from heart failure, superinduced by Brights disease, about an hour after his train had, left Washington to bring him home for a short visit through his district. His son. Lieutenant Joseph B. Thompson, was with him when the end came. His wife and other son. James M Thompson, were at Washington. Health Poor Three Years. Mr. Thompson had been in declining health for the past two or three years, but bis condition was not regarded serious by his friends. He had been attending his congressional duties, and only a few days ago took part in a spirited debate in house. He was coming home to be in Oklahoma City on Wilson Day at the state fair .nud to look alter I some private interests in the Texas [oil fields, as well as make a short tom of his congressional district Burial at Pauls \ alley. His body was sent back to Washington last night to be prepared for :h oc- *red ex- MICKIE SAYS «vas the rest (lie centile in-a month mortality burlel. and probably will be sent to, oklahoma, soma time today. While definite arrangement* have not been' made yet. it is considered likely that burial will be ut his old home at Pauls Valley, , Governor Robertson and members of bis party who went east several days ami to present the silver service 1 set to the bat ti*' ship Oklahoma at e due to be at Washington today, and may accompany the body of 'he congressman home Iii Congress Sex en Y’ears. Mr. Thompson was born in Grayson county, Texas, near White wright, in years ago. He was elected us a congressman at large from Oklahoma to the Sixty-third congress in 1912 and has represented the Fifth district the Oklahoma City district since its creation by the Fourth legislature in 1913. He was a graduate of the law department of the University of Texas. and came to Oklahoma when a young man. locating first at Pauls Valley. He practiced law for a number of 'years at Ardmore with his brother, J. C. Thompson. At Pauls Valley he practiced law with S. T. Beldsoe and W. A. Ledbetter, now of Oklahoma I City. Mr. Thompson is survived by his j TABULATED RETURNS ~ Water Bonds— Yes No Majority Ward I .................. 247 47 200 Ward 2 .................. . 126 15 111 Ward 3 .................. 34 61 27 Ward 4 .................. 118 65 53 TOTAL ................ 525 188 337 Sewerage Bonds— Yes No Majority Ward I .................. . 254 42 212 Ward 2.................. . 121 12 109 Ward 3.................. 34 57 23 Ward 4 .................. . 123 63 60 174 358 Park Bonds— , Yes No Majority Ward I .................. . 226 59 167 Ward 2.................. 99 34 65 Ward 3 .................. 32 59 27 Ward 4 .................. 110 66 44 TOTAL ................ . 467 218 249 CONGRESSMAN JOSEPH B. THOMPSON wit* and two sins. Lieutenant Joseph B. Thompson jr.. and James, who is in cjioot at Washington. Joseph jr.. was in th** service in France as a member ol th.* tegular army; a sister. Mrs. K. L. Alexander of Pauls Valley, aud a brother. J C. Thompson. of A rd 111ore. Mr. Thompson vs as a Shriller, an Elk. arid a Thirty-second degree Mason, and a member of the Methodist church He was a member ot the board of director* of Hie First National bank of Pauls Valley, and as ow ner of large land interests in Garvin and adjoining counties. The news of Joe Thompson’s death was received in Ada with deep regret. He was well known and unity* rsally popular here. Almost every citizen of Ada knew him. and with a1! of these he was just “Joe Thompson.” Many of our people knew him when he was a struggling country lawyer, and when he had risen to a high place in the nationals friends here *ttll thought of him as they had known him in the early days. The last time Congressman Thompson visited Ada was last November, when lie delivered an address here on his experiences while visiting the battlefields of Europe. At that time his friends noticed that be seemed ie be iu poor health, but hoped he would soon recover. Now that he has passed out of life there is genuine sorrow among all who knew him. Ada ca-ried the bond issues over the top yesterday thru a heavy gas barrage and registered overwhelming majorities in favor of all three propositions. The opposition to the bonds lost its threatening aspect after the free-for-all debate on Main street Wednesday night and went down like ninepins when it met the organized forces of the bond supporters at the polls. The hardest fight of all was made on the water extension bonds, which carried by the largest majority. No fight worth mentioning was made against the park bonds, yet the majority. against this proposition was least of all. Lack of Dpposition probably produced lack of interest in the park proposition and some citizens voted against the park on the theory that the amount of money called for was not sufficient for the purpose. The first ward was the stronghold of the bond supporters, casting a clear majority of 200 votes in favor of the water bonds out of a total vote of 294. The majority for the water bonds was greater in this ward alone than all the votes cast against the bonds in the entire city. The second ward cast an almost unanimous vote in favor of the water bonds. The stronghold of the antis was the third ward, all three propositions being voted down there by a vote of about two to one. The women of the city showed marked interest in the election and seemed to be voting as a unit in favor of th*^ bonds. The old question of what will the women do with the children on election day seemed to be effectively answered yesterday when many women came to the polls and voted with babes in their arms. MARTINSBURG. VV. Va.. Sept. 1!». The body of Congressman Joseph B. Thompson of Oklahoma, who (lied on a train near here last night will be removed from Martinsburg to Washington tonight. From Washington the body will be sent in a special car to Paula Valley, Okla., whole interment will take place. TEXAS STORM CITIES : UNDER MARTIAL LAW fly lh** Pres* AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. 19. Th*' cities of Gorpus Christi and Neches, which were swept by Sunday’s tm pl- j cal hurricane, were placed under i martial law’ today by proclamation m Governor Hobby. The proclamation was issued upon the advice of acting Adjutant General VV. I). Cop*- who is in the stricken territory with about four hundred state troops and who will assume control of the situation. 11 KN80IIHHKP ESTABLISHED IN CORDIS CHRISTI TODAY CORPUS CHRISTI. Tex., Sept. 19. Censorship of news and private tel-I egraph dispatches from Corpus Christi went into effect at noon today when the city and county went Generally fair tonignt and Sat- tinder martial law through a proc- urday la the “dope” the weather I a inst ion by Governor Hobby. The vrartwr. Ai rinip Pun«toD .“wurrVnt j roan Rive UK this morning ever j cnaor, are a civilian and an army outbreak, of pneumonia "were ob- ( A. P. wire. officer. KE Hills S CABLED IO OI VY III LE AMERICA W AS AT NO TI VIK VT WAR WITH BULGARIA, SHE WILL SIGN. A warrant was issued yesterday! by Justice Anderson for William, Lee Tomlinson on a charge of a threatened breach of the peace. The complaining party wras Tomlinson's wife, who alleges that he had threatened to kill her. Tomlinson lives in the Cresco neighborhood. WEATHER FORECAST by IL*- A -socimrU Pr*i.« WASHINGTON, Sepi. 19. A sum-mar} of the Bulgarian treaty of peace, cabled to the state department by the American mission at Paris, shows the treaty to follow ( the same general lilies as the Austria J treaty. I “Many clauses are identical with Hi* Austrian treaty,” says the suni-I mary, “except for the substitution I of names. Regarding the change in I the Bulgarian frontiers the important changes are in the south where Bul us ria give?* western Thrace to the principal allied aud associated powers and agrees to accept whatever disposition of this territory the powers ultimately decide. It is stipulated that In any event Bulgaria’s western frontiers shall be modified slightly in four places to Serbia’s advantage. “Bulgaria Is required to pay as reparations two and a quarter billion francs in gold within thirty-seven years. “The financial clauses otherwise are the same as those in the Aus trian treaty.” POOQOOOOOOOOOO © J* © ^ © AMERICA’S STRENGTH! © S WASHINGTON, Sept. IS.— O O Iii acknowledging the h*H»ors © © conferred upon him by con- © . great* today, General Pershing O © said: ® © “The might of America lay © not only in her numbers aud *i her wealth, but also in the i O spirit of her jieople am! their * determ blat ion to succeed at © whatever cost. While every | © man who went to France courageously «H*I his |*art, behind him were millions of others eager to follow, all supported by a loyal people who deprived themselves to sustain our armies and succor our allies. Whether (duetted in French, Belgian or Italian villages, or in the camps of England, our young men have left behind them a standard which will give the other nations of the world a firmer belief iii the sincerity of our motives.*’ 55 © © © *"» OOO ©‘© oocoooooo ©I © ©I ° ©I ©I OI © © © © © © © © © © © © © o ©! © SE A IU "HI.NG »* A R TIES STILL FINDING BODIES OF DEAD WHICH THEY CANNOT IDENTIFY. Free Concert. There will be a free concert at Main and Broadway tonight at 8:30, given by the Ada band. The boys are making fine progress now and are able to make some mighty good music. If you are Idle this evening you had better come out and hear them play. By the Associated Press CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex., Sept. 19. —With a large amount of territory yet to be explored, searching parties today erdoubled their efforts to recover bodies of persons, who lost their lives in the gult hurricane which struck this vicinity last Sunday. Early today 42 4 bodies had been reported buried and of that number only 82 were identified. Fifty-seven bodies had been buried here. Long stretches of the bay shore line have not been visited and there is still much wreckage in the city-proper to be removed. That and the fact that so many missing persons still are unheard from lead today to a further revision of the casualty list estimated. Relief measures for the relief of the distress of the four thousand persons made homeless by the storm were reported to be progressing satisfactorily today.
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