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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 1916, Indiana, Pennsylvania 11 INDIANA PNNSYLVANlA THURS1DAY AUGUST 31 1916 First Case Of Dreaded Infantile Paralysis County Struck FiveYearOld Daughter of Mrs Jennie Spencer of White Township Afflicted with the Disease Yes terday Afternoon Four Indiana Physicians Concur in the Diagnosis Reached Flome Is Un der Strict Quarantine 790 CASES ARE REPORTED IN THE STATE The dreaded Infantile Pnrnlysis malady has reached this Only last evening the Evening Gazette reproduced a map ol the state showing the spread of the disease and Indiana was one of the few counties that was given a clear field The little victim is Luella Pearl Spencer the fiveyearold daughter of Mrs Jennie Spencer of White township who has become afflicted with scourge while staying in the home of her uncle W H Martin oh the East Pike The little girl had been staying for the last 10 weeks in the Home Mentch of White townsliip and on Tuesday morn ing it was discovered that the little girl was seriously ill and that her legs werepartially paralyzed Later the child was brought to the offices of Dr H B Neal on North JSfinth street The physician was of the opinion that the child had been afflicted with the mal ady but to make sure that his diagnosis was correct he surpT monecl a number of his medical brothers Drs George E Simp son W D Gates Fred St Glair and W A Simpson the latter be ing the Indiana County representative of the State Health De partment The consulting physicians bore out in every detail the diagnosis of Dr Neal The little girl was quickly removed to the Martin which was placed under a strict quarantine last even ing the State Health Department being notified of the case here While at the Mentch home a monthold and a threeyearold child were exposed to the disease and at the Martin home a 10year old boy was exposed to the disease Mrs Martin has been spending a week in the home of her son and consequently will be barred from her own home Mr Martin is occupying quarters in an out house on his farm while two girls of the Martin home are quarantined with the afflicted youngster A rigid investigation disclosed the fact that the little girl had not been exposed to any case of the disease and this but again em phasizes the theory that the disease is not contagious or even in fectious but its visitation is of a mysterious origin Miss Carrie Hensel one of the State Dispensary nurses was paying her weekly visit to Indiana yesterday when she was in formed of thq case of infantile paralysis She immediately went to the Martin home with a supply of sanitary napkins drinking cups and explained in detail the means to be used to prevent the spread of the disease if such a thing is possible At least four children in Indiana at different times in the past have been afflicted with the paralysis and in not one instance did any children who were exposed to the case take the disease Jt is a visitation shall one say of Providence for certainly the Ruler of the Universe is the only person that knows the progress of the disease The Countrys physicians of great standing have not as yet been able to discover the cause or cure for the insidious di sease AFTER GORIZIA ITALY SENDS HER ARMY TO ATTEMPT CAPTURE OF TRIESTE TRIESTE VIEW Or CITY PRESIDENT WILSON PERSONAL CHARGE OF TENDING TO END It Is Expected That He Will Use His Have Immediate Action Taken on the Bill Wni Legalizes the EightHour Day in the Departments of the Railroads GARRETSON TALKED AT THE HEARING International WASHINGTON Aug Presi ent Wilson went to the Capitol to day and took personal charge of the campaign to pass legislation which Pliolo by Amnrlcun Press Association According to roiont advices the capture of mid twrltory to the south of thiil placu prepared the way for an tul vunoo by tho ItallniiH ugalriHt ho very Irn portunt ally iinil port of TrloHle It la tho principal Hunport of the of Venice Trieste Is 37 miles southvvofct of Vienna by rail It may bo salt nearly to inonop llne the trailo of the Adriatic and has long eclipsed Its ancient rival Venice which lien scarcely more than seventy miles across tho gulf It had a population of In 1010 Trieste was made the cen ter of n largo emigration from Austria to America by the imiURuratlon of a direct emigrant service to New York In 5904 Tho raptured by Venice In 1201 Tlu harbor was blockaded by an Italian flqet from May until August 184S At tho head of its Industrial establishments are two shipbuilding yards the largest of their kind In Austria employing more than workmen It also has petroleum refiner ies Iron foundries and chemical soap silk spinning and machine factories JOSEPH SMITH MAKES ESCAPE FROM WARREN Town Resident who at One Time Made His Escape from Dixmont Makes Getaway from Institution IS HEADED HERE THE END IS NEAR 30Thc Department of 1 Ittilth tonightreport ed that 790 cases of infantile para lysis have boon reported to the de partment sincV July 1 until 4 oclock today hundred and twentytwo cases were iifthe state at large and 408 in Philadelphia Tho total num ber of doaths since July 1 is 205 i A ffi ffi This number will bo increased by at least one when the Indiana county case is taken into account Crowds at Apollo Fair Appolo Aug Tho Kiski Val ley Fair asHociation opened tho sev enth annual fair yesterday and des pite tho fact that a halfscore of medical examiners were on tho fair grounds to prohibit children under Iti years from entering a large crowd attended irawl Theatre TMlay The noted Knglish actress Constan ce Collier in the Paramount pict ture Tongues of Tomorrow The Moral a new light on the eternal triangle G CLARK Auctioneer 5Q4 S 7th Street THE WEATHER Generally fair tonight and ia WARD TIMBLIN IN NEW POSITION Dr Ward Timblin who for tho last several years had been one of the prominent veterinary surgeons of this county with his headquarters at Indi ana and who during part of tho time was Health officer for White township has boon appointed to a new and re sponsible position Dr Timblin has gone to Pittsburgh where ho will be quartered as a member of the State Livestock Sanitary board During the epidemic among the cattle in tho state last year Dr Timblin did ex cellent work and this appointment is the result of his successful efforts in helping in the checking of tho epidem ic Herbert Unwlinson The virile romantic actor in Tho False at tho Colonial today The County Commissioners this morning received official notice that Joseph Smith a native of this coun ty and for some years past an in mate of the State lospital at War ren his escape and no trace of his whereabouts could be found Some long time ago Mr Smith was committed to Dixmont Asylum but after being there for but a few days he made a successful escape and later was released on a writ of habeas cor pus He returned to Indiana and ow ing to his peculiar actions his rela tives petitioned the County Commis sioners to have him placed in the hos pital at the County Homo for treat ment Becoming violent at tho local In stitution he was taken to Warren where after recovering from some ol his hallucinations he was considerec a model patient and was given mort liberties than are usual at such in stitutions He evidently abused these privileges and at tho first oppor tunity made his getaway Pursuing a course that is nscribet to murderers inevitably returning to tho scene of their crime it is presum ed tho Smith will appear in Indian some time soon Ho had no money with him when ho made his escape so that his arrival hero may be some what iprcWongcd1 A general search has been inaugurated for tho missing man and if found will bo returnee to tho Warron institution Notice The Indiana School Board will re ceive bids for furnishing coal for school buildings for ensuing year Bidders will state kind of coal ami price at which it will be Board reserves right to reject any or all bids jiids must be in hands of Secretary not later than 1 oclock p m September 4th J4 T Bell Secy Savings MISS G ARSON AT HOME TO FRIEND Miss Francelia Garson was a home to a nunVber of friends at he homo on South Tenth street Inst even ing Twenty guests were present an the entertainment provided includes dancing games music and the serv ing of cjelicious refreshments Blancs big song your voice CANDIDATES FOR BIG AWARDS ARE RUNNING CLOSE riends of Gazette Con testants Are9Taking a Willing Part in the Vot Prizes to Be Given Next Week HOOLSMUST KEPT CLOSED UNTIL SEPT 29 Commissioner of Health Extends the Quarantine Eleven Days Only for Children Under Sixteen Years of Age S S IS INCLUDED Every clay from now until Satur lay September 9th has been marked n red ink on my calendar at borne I im very anxious to win one of the Ipccial Cash prizes offered in the Ev nnig Gazettes automobile contest for feel certain that such a victory vould place me in a good position for the winning of the Studebaker auto iiobilc or one of the other leading irizes at the close of the Such was the statement made to the manager of tho contest Tuesday one of the very active workers in the big Gazette campaign for the in cash and the in other big prizes that are offered by this paper This timely and very sen sible remark by one of the active con estants for these prizes shows the determined spirit of all of the con tenders for theso valuable awards and substantial honors and is sound reas oning that may well be given seriout thought by all candidates This state ment also reflects in no uncertain measure tho very determined efforts that aro being put into the work ant the great volume of subscriptions that are now being secured by tho candi dates to bo voted for the cash prize one week from Saturday Jt is true that tho time for tho vptp betting in this exciting race ia very short and that each day of this time is exceedingly valuable The votes secured in a single day or evci in an hour of properly directed ef fort may mean tho winning of th top prize at the end of next week a well as at the close of tho contest Bach of tho candidates will do wel indeed to mark every one of these day and each of them should prodxice ai increasing number of the subscriptions Continued on Page Twp Col 3 Methodist Market Sale The Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church will hole R nwket and food sale on September at 3 oclock p m Everything that is found in a publi market from potatoes beefloat will be oft sale Internaticmal News Service HARRtSBURG Aug 31 State lommissioner of Health Dixon yester lay afternoon issued an order closing all schools until September 29 to chil dren under 16 The order issued re oiitly closed them until September 18 Dr Dixon issued the following state nent The department of healths deci sion on the closing of the schools was to prevent the spreading of infan tile paralysis in our state and spare the lives of our little children Be fore deciding this question experienced educatorsof our state were consulted and it was inade clear that our school system In Pennsyl public anil a beautiful piece of education al machinery each upper grade or each wheel dependent upon another Protest Was Considered With this in view the state depart ment of health decided1 not to close tho kindergarten and elementary grades alone but instead to move the entire piece of machinery out the range of tho enemy infantile paral ysis so as to extend its action over into June or well uway from danger Otherwise we would break up the clas ses and grades until the beautiful school system would have been like a smashed automobile on the way side No sooner was the decision made by the department than ministers and Sunday School teachers became abu sive Its object being primarily to save the lives and prevent the lifelong crippling of our children the depart ment of health listened to and ored the protest tpr all it was put in a way that was not suited to make an gels of those who had been sleeping in their boots for three weeks to make the new emergency vule work smoothly The New Tho board after carefully consio ering the protest agajnst the decision to close the schools intjHdjng1 all will result in thecallnifc of the nationwide railroad strike It is expected that he will use his influence to have immediate action taken on the bill which legalizes the eight hour day in the operating de partment of the railroads An hour before the President left the White House for the Capitol Presi dent Garretson of the Order of Rail way Conductors had told the Senate Interstate Commerce committee that he would accept such a law as suffi cient to warrant his ordering the strike called off Such a law would be a satisfac tory settlement Garretson declared and despite the opposition of the rail way presidents the general belief was expressed in offiial circles that Con gress will jam it through between Viow and Saturday night The President went to the capitol just before 11 oclock accompanied by Mrs Wilson No official statement of his inten tions was forthcoming but it was stat ed that after he had talked things over with the leaders he would hold a conference at 2 oclock this after noon with the Brotherhood heads A direct request that the Big Four brotherhood postpone the date for the commencement of their general strike was made by Senator Newlands chairman of the Senate Interstate Commerce committee today in a brief speech at the opening of the legisla tive hearing A strike such as is contemplated would involve the entire country in domestic civil said Newlands and it would be impossible to esti mate tho terrible consequences of Chief Garretson of the Railway Conductors union was the first speak er In an impassioned argument he accused the railroads of being un willing to concede anything to the men As to the question of authority so far as my organization is con cerned I can call off the strike but can only call it off by saying to the men that a satisfactory settlemenl has been he said Chief Garretson went on record as being unalterably opposed to tho sug gestion of compulsory Militia Will Help EL Aug militia Qi and regular troops on the not be permitted to suffer throug cessation of railroad traffic in event of a strike if the army ties can prevent it Two hundred of a the militiamen in the Division here are experienced roaders and have orders to be in read iness to operate trains if called Food to feed the troopers tho El Paso district is already here This probably will be than sufficient but trains utilized to carry it to the camps The withdrawal of the expedition from Mexico will be ened if the strike goes into effect o Monday is the prevailing among army officers stationed i X Chicago Anxious CHICAGO Aug en railroad strike should it occur mean a bitter fight between ed labor and railroads at least far as the west ia concerned was made certain here today officials of all the big roads Chicago planned to attend a at the Chicago Ghtb1 to to present a united front to thtf ers In view of the impending wide strike of the enginemen ductora firemen and trainmen in freight and yard services the sylvania Railroad Company Philadelphia Baltimore ton fiaMroad Company and Jersey Seashore have been compelled to lowing embargo notices to apply to shipments from alllpointaf for all destinations Item 1 Effective at close of ness Thursday August 81 bargo on all shipments of explomyet and inflammables of every description Item 2 Effective at close of ness Friday September 1 bargo aM shipments of perishable freight including beef live and dressed poultry fresh fruits and vegetables Item 3 Effective at close ofbiwil ness Saturday September 2 embargo on freight of all kinds ft all points for all destinations V RUMANIANS IN A MIGHTY DRIVE INDIAN A ELKS AT CORN BOAS on Page Two Cola 8J International News Service LONlDOiN Aug troops have advanced 30 miles into Hungarian territory driving the Aus before them in wild flight Six important passes in the Tran sylvania Alps are in the hands of the Rumanians and Russians some of which were taken without a struggle An engagement developed when the AustroIflvuigarians tried to defend Ojtoa Pass but the Rumanians riecl it by storm and are advancing on an important railway town It is believed here that the two im portant Hungarian cities of Kranstadt and Hermannstadt are in thehands of the Rumanians The Rumanians have taken more than prisoners so far in their drive Collapse of Greeks WINDOW Aug collapse of the Greek government is ed as tho result of the sensational Yeaterday tho Elks held nual Corn Roaat at Chief Kellar ria camp at Heed station Tha ably assisted by Jeff Beatty I ors prepared the and i some using that judges Tora dpresHjq A large number of tho ar ren were presenti the towns sending their full quota resentatives Of course tho ball gmnt ig event of the day Th yien and Single Men hid three games J7 Continued on Ppge Col 4 thja older taim the score pf 2 to J without a better half til the last inning when their ti Continued on Page 100 Shirwi Of Diamond 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