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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1918 rm i:.iirTH5BTDGE daily PAGE SfirVEN Citizens Cooperated With Town Council To Combat tlie 'Flti Epidemic I l-'rom Our Own CoTrespondenf* Taber, Nov. 5.-As predicted last �week cltizei? A. B. Tolton has performed the phoenix stunt. The Palace Livery repladBs the pioneer Livery. The now hearse is more resplendent than the old one; afad tlie W. H. Rowan Oo., for whlph our enterprising friend ia now agent; is the largest hay shipping firm in the prorlnce. On Saturday Nov. 2, the funeral of the late Mrs. E. Day of Barnwell was hold. The Service was conducted by Bishop Peterson and the body Inter-Tod In the Taber cemetery, Mrs. Day was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Johnston, of Barnwell and succumb od on Th'uraddy to an attaclc of Influ euza. She la survived by a husband and five small children. On Saturday evening also the mortal remains of .Mrs. J. T. Shaw, another victim of the prevailing epidemic, was buried. Bishop Haynea conducting the service. Mrk. Shaw leaves a husband and four chUldren to mourn her loss. The family moved to Taber last (Spring from the state of Georgia. In order to cope with Uie Influenza ; epidemic the Board of Health '^nd the town council have co-operated to^ establish a. temporary hospital in the Oentt'al^BOhool. The.citizens have responded splendidly to the appeals made upon them fqr  the necessary eqiilp-,:gii6nt, so tha,t a; very creditable insti-totlon fjir caring tfor Infltienza pa-; tients is now^,;in exlstance.^ Already ; eleven cases are lodged In it and oth ers are to be hrought In as soon as J the -ireather permits. Four permanent � nnrseB ar�^ In charge: Miss Pryne, of JBocheater, Minn., Mrs. Dougherty, -of } Calgary, Miss Mclntyre, of Calgary, i imd Mrs.^ayrp, of Taber.. Therffe are ' aided by volunteer helpers according I to the need. Aiidther nurse la also be i Ing utilized to visit homes where as r Bistance.-Is required. The lioapital tee ; fixed by the board arie, |2.00 per day lor influenza patients and IS.Btt for pneumonia cases. The board alsd had reprinted and distributed from house to house a pamphlet on "Influenza" Issued by the Gommigslon of Conserra ! tion, Ottawa. We hope to see the i Tirorst of the epidemic over this week, i i On Suflday fiio'mlhgj" Miss , Mary I lithel King, the second daughter of ' ,mK and Mrs. Richard ' King, passed awa^ after a brief attack of Influenza that developed' into pneumbiiia; Miss King was 23 y�arB of. age an(jl has for j years bera in delicate health. The sympathy of the whole community goes out'strongly to the bereaved tam ily as the^egihas been constant sickness In the* hoiqe since their arrival from Grand Valley, Ont., last .spring. Five other memhersi of; thiis family still ^le 111 m the home. The funeral of Mtes 3Cing was-'heldfSiiriday: evening, '�, ttie minister officiating being the Rev. A. C: Biryan. . ^ s- 'Chinese Boy Die* A death that has touched the peoplo , of Taber more deeply than any other perhaps, is that of George H6we, son of Joe Howe,; Chinese merchant of this 'towh. Everybody knew George and liked him. Ho came to Taber 7. years ago at the. age of eleven years. After taking a course In the public, school, whel-B ha was a prime favorlte�with tfjachers aijd scholars, he entered his father's , store . ;aboUt t>wo j years ago. There he .soon became popular witji all the customers. Xhey.liked to deaVwith Mm. He. v^asalwfiyB.bright and attentive^ courteous and jjpright-a gentle-fnait always, Noi business man of Taber vlll bAPiI^sed jnpre.and George did not want to die when he was taken �{cit: last- week, and was later mtved to the hospital, He wanted, to live to see,his mother whom he had left behind in China seven years before and to jvelcbme back his father who had returned to China on a visit two years ago, ,And both parents were speeding icibn the  Pakln�-'F8T0rit� Pre. cri||>tlon.' I aoon commenced to foel stronKer and it finally restored. fmpfth, I opjJd do �U my work and.teltflne. I ambalmed and will not be interrad till after the pftrehtii arrive. They will have that bit of cpniolation. Another death tnat Is much' regretted in Taber is that of Melvin B. Harris, eldest son of Mr. Thomas W. Harris, proprtbtor pf the Harris Mtll-Ihg Co. After a brave battle agalnat influenza and pneumonia the young man succumbed on NoVprabeT 4th about a.OO p.m. Tha deoea|iad wag 28^ear8 of age and tor sevenl ypars had been manager of his father's, flour mill. He wag a member ijftiie L. D, S. church and was highly reapfctijd by all who knew him. Tb� wiif^lb oommiinity sympathizes with,the'stricken family in their bareavem^nt, funerftl �lUbe held on Wednoiilay from the faiher'a home on the south aide of the town. Nina Diatha �o Far This laat reoorded d�ath Is the ninth that has occurreid in Taber as a resul^ of the Influenaa epidemic. And t1^ end la not yet. ' Mrs. Bud Whit? riBcelved word re: contly that her broUier,H3.G.; Wellington, at one tim^ rasident of Taber, had been killed in aoQon at the front. The Victory Xioaa ^^ampaign is being seriously crl0plea at present by the Influeriza epidemic .^ut Addie Long keeps pfegging away. In all probability we ahall forget, as we did IMt year^ that the first Monday In December Is nomination day for the town fsboys, and some others, are sitting up at nights figuring out how tney can get even with the 0. P. R. for .upsetting thoir newspaper service. Seyeial Ottier Cases in City - Red Gross Distributes Soup To Suffiei^rs (From Our Own CorreSDondentV Magrath, Nov. 5.-Death came on Wednesday night to-the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hindley, claiming their 14 year old son, Maylan. He had been ill onjy a few days with the 'flu, but ha;s been a sufferer for-a number of years with qther ailments! A ^hort open air service was held on Friday afternoon. Messrs. Mercer, Oibb and Heilninger spoke words of consolation to the bereaved parents. ;. V Every few days bring new cases of the "flu. The local banks and tele-DHone'offlc'^;,en gomeyvhat.handicapped on accoiintot members of their staft4being ill;'V Benj. Hood Thai been here visiting his parents for the past few days. Mr. Hood is a member of the Royal Flying corps and is In trainihg in a camp In the east. He says there is nothing like travelling in the air and looks as though that lifa^agrees with him. We wish you good luck, Beh. Wm. Baxter left on Thursday for Calgary, where he goes into trainin? for military service. Thl� is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baxter who has entered, .the. countiry;s ;ser-vice. Pte:: George-Baxter enllstcdMn the early part of thewaV and aboiit a year ago wasTepbrted wounded and missing. ' T! , . , Mr. and Mrs. {B. Christensen wish to thank their tnahy friends for their kindness and s;^mpatli^. In their sad loss of their son Adelharth Oluf Christensen. They wish to thank especially the ladles of the Relief Society and others for the "help they gave them in their hour of niBet|. The jnahy beautiful � floral tributes ' showed the high esteem and respeipt Adelharth was lield among the old and.ybung who Were acquainted with. Uniu . The offerings were as follows: Public school children, anchor; Bur4ett Hocking, heart; Presbyterian chuircb ^ah'd ladles aid, cross; Dr. and Mrs. Beeman, cross; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Peteraoh, spray; Mrs. L. S. Taylor, bouquet; Ernest Cope, bouqnet; Albeirta Fanners and Alberta Masons, emblem. a short service was held at ^e grave on Thura-,day by the Rev. Matheson of Raymond. Adelharth will bo greatly missed at sohobl: and among ,,the younger set;In church circles, where he was a favorite. A number of ladies spent' Sunday in 'the Red Cross rooms making pneumonia jackets. A call came late Saturday evening froin the doctor and health hoard asking for several jackets' at once. These have proven a sure cure ior pneumonia if used at once and wgrn properly,. The local school teachers have or-g^ized' alohg -with the -health board and each day are furnishing soup for the. sicH people in. tdwh. The soup ia tllatribntejil:fr6!B!i^|he RjBd Cross lunch [?lfc(bnip; eiijBft l4i(J5gi�t;;fhopiL There are several I families in town who have been all in bed/ �fttH�te(i, with the 'flu, at one time and^this help will be greatly apprf Pl�t44 by alL yThosa people wUblng tp donate chickens or other .materials :tQp maHIng! soup can commnaicate. with;aPrinclpal Mercer. ep1dgmic waning in ontario. Toronto, Nov. R-rOiily' 14 "deaths from pneumonia and six from influenza were reported'. 4U''the-city hall here today'and it is helieved that the epidemic is fast dy^g out Jn this city. The number of deaths repwted today was even lower than In pormal times. ^Throughout the province of Ontario Similar reduotlons are reported, although there are still some munlci-pitlltles wherb the' eiUdemlo haa'" a tight grip. * Gilbert >Powelson Was Favorite -Hard Figlit Against tlie 'Flu fFrom Our O'Wri C-irresponDcnt) Raymond, Nov. 1.-The whole community is now mourning ovor tho late Gilbert Powelson, whose body waft pent from Ijethbriage yesterday. "Bert" (as he Is commonly known) was bom in Goshen, Utah, in/ 3889, coming to Canada with his parents In 1963, locating at Raymond. Here he has lived ever since. In 19l0 he went on a mission to Scotland, the home of bla mother, for the Mormon church. There he spent two years. He was married In 1912 and sinca that time has been working for the government on the roads in this district, until a j few weeks ago when the road work, for i the fall was done he went to Leth-1 bi-ldge to work and there contracted ' I'the 'JB'lu, but .bolng of a very hardy nature kept on wIf.Ji IiIh work until pneumctola set in hofore he topk to the bed, and there hoverlnE between life and death for a wook before tho end came. The funeral was hehi lu (lie open air on the lawn of the doccaBed. Ilia mother and father, both nearlng the seventieth nille stone, Mm. A. Dahl, Mrs. Geo. Wride, Mrs. Ij. L. Pack, and tho Messrs. John, George and Dave Powelson surylve him. He also leaves a wife and two small children. His wife is now in the hoapRal at Letli-iiridge with the Flu'. The Flu' seems tu ho spreading in thi.'j- vicinity, yet Stirling has not reported one case. Tho Second Ward chapel Mas been turned into a hospital under Dr. Grocnway with Mrs. Qreehway and Mr.s. Tilsworth, both graduate nurses, in cliarge. .Most of tho patients here art^ tniproving, save thoser who do ' not nhey tho doctor'p, orders." The Misses Noldor, r.ove and Mlli-ner have been making Flu' masks and selling fhem and with the proceeds they have bought flowers for the Flu' 'patients. Enlist more in your club, girls, there are a great many people running the atreets who need masks. Bishop Evans of the Victory Loan UP FERNIE WAY (Special to the Herald) Fernle, Nov. 5.-The Indlcaiioua today point decidedly to a decrease of roporU excellent progress In subscriptions. The $30,000 mark will be reached by Saturday night. -Mr. .John Powelson, who just went to Utah, came in last night to. attend the funeral of his brother. Mrs. Crayne, the sister of Mrs. Bert Powelson, Is also up from the south. Fall plowing is still being done anil farmers in this district are making preparations to seed more than ever next spring. , Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Shield were at Barnwell last week at the sick bed of their daughter Mrs. Wllburn Johnson. After a night's repose somewhere in solitude Mr. Geo. Court, Jr., returned from hi.s Flu' ramblings. Dr. Green-way reports he is no worse for his experience. the spreading ot the influenza epidemic which has run such a rapid course throughout the whole community during the past week. The number of new cases were leas today tiian upon any day since the beginning of the sickness, and the number of convalescents being turned oUt of the hospitals is increasing each day. Still, the hospitals are taxed to tne limit with the more serious cases and the nursing and medical staffs are still overworked. Dr. Garner arrived this morning and at once joined the other physicians in tho work. All fonr of the local doctors are now able to attend to their duties, .although Dr. Bonnell la still unable to do much more than office work. Dr. King, of Craubrook telephoned this afternoon that the situation there is raiJidly Improving and that, if necessary, he would come to Fernie for a day or two to lend his aid to the local practitioners. Two cases of scarlet fever were brought down from Coal Creek, both' children, and the mother of one came along and all are in tho isolation hos-plan, the mother suffering with influ-enisa. Miss Annie Walton, daughter of Dr. and .Mrs. Robert Walton'died from the effects of influenzA today, and two other deaths took place in the Bmer-gency hospital, both,foreigners. Strassburg, Sask., will have a vote to decide whether to change the nanie ot the town or not. ' STOP IT! Th� tlBis to �h�cV RheWMtliin, JJ at th. T�ry Cr.t tympfo-i. OI� PilU i�Te