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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10IS M. H. O. DeVeber Issues Statement About "Flu" , Medical Healttt Officer DeVeber has 'Issued the following.statement tor the jress dealing with the present "epidemic of Spanish influenza in the city. Dr. DeVeber is very emphatic that the epidemic should be taken .in its opening stages and every effort made to control it. before its ravages strike as deeply-as'..they have in Toronto, Ottawa and other' Canadian cities. in 1S4T. it spread in a single day over every part, of London and affected upwards of 500.000 people. Our Inst pandemic of this disease occurred in 1SS9 and iSPO and attacked about thirty to forty per cent of the people. _ ~ ", " i The present outbreak was first not- jiced in Spain, hence its nnnie. It has Physicians are hereby notified that it j since spread over the whole of Eu-is their duty to report to me. and,rope where it attacked from thirty to householders are hereby notified that j forty per cent of the population. It it is my duty to quarantine nil cases, j js tiotv spreading over America. Now Orders Schools Closed. , j we have sporadic cases continuously, 1 have notified all schools to be; it. js endemic'1 always, but fortunately closed for the present. The health ] h docs not often become pandemic, beard is now considering the closing 1 The notable occasion of its becoming of all theatres and places of amuse- j so was in 1792, 1S47, 1SS9 and the pre-ment. also churches. Duo.notice will ; ?ent vear. iw Barm.* productive tprod The Herald learned'today that many ' be given of their decision. In the , when it is pandemic it often be-people at Foremost have suffered meantime I would advise all citizens I comes more severe, complications lire from the malady. Reports from High to abstain from attending theatres j more frequent and serious, and it River and the country districts thereabout show that the epidemic has gained a strong hold, and two deaths have occurred, in the town of High River. School children are asked to watch and places of amusenvent. History and Discription. .Influenza (so called from the Italian Influenza, because the phenomenon were thought to be due to the stars! or epidemic catarrhal fever, or the Herald tomorrow to learn whether !1S it is called in France, La Grippe, is the schools will be opened on Tuesday. Health Officer's Statement. Having received a communication from the board of trade at the instance of the Civic Club requesting me to insert a letter in the press re the pandemic of influenza that is now visiting Europe and America. 1 hasten to do so. The board of health of LetUhridge have been interesting themselves in the matter and discussing the various precautionary measures avail- an epidemic disorder attended with great depression, chilliness, running from the eyes and nose, frontal headache, cough, restlessness, fever and a soreness as if one had been beaten with a club. Influenza arises at various periods from some peculiar cou-liiion of the atmosphere. The first visitation iim-ed in England was in 1510. The poisonous influence, whatever its nature may be. wings its way with greater celerity than the speed of human intercourse. While its progress seems able. Owing to influenza being such . uninfluenced by the season of the an infrequent visitor it is not included year, it is said to travel from cast to in the Provincial Health Act. and 1 | west and it seldom stays in one dis-liave no power provincial!}' to force ! trict more than six or seven weeks. medical men to report such cases nor have I the power provincially to quarantine, but the local health board has full powers within the city limits and such powers have been given me as executive officer of the -board. Some visitations have proved more severe than others: one in 1TS2 which extended over the whole of Europe, was very fatal. The late Dr. Southwood Smith states that when this disease broke out in London, Eng.. HERE'S WARMING, SOOTHING RELIEF FROM YOUR RHEUMATIC ACHES For prompt relief from Rheumatism, Neuralgia, or Lumbago, you can depend on Sloan's Liniment. The warming, soothing-, counter-irritant effect is the quickest way to overcome the inflammation, swelling or stiffness. A few drops go right to the sore part, draw the Wood from the congested place and jemove the cause of the "ache. The great penetrating power of Sloan's Liniment makes rubbing needless. It is easier and cleaner to use than plasters or poultices. It does not stain the skin or clog the pores. A bottle ef Sloan's Liniment is all you need for qui.k rest and relief from the pa^ns .of sprains, bruises, backache, stiffneck, and most forms of rheumatic twinges. Generous size bottles at druggists' everywhere, ilade in Canada. j shows an extraordinary degree of con-I tagiousness. but it is the same old In-j fluenza, the same old La Grippe. I ' may here quote the conclusions ar-' rived at by the medical men of the ! allied authorities who were appointed ! to investigate the disease, j The present widespread epidemic of i influenza is comparable to that which I swept over the world in 1SS9 and ; 1S0O. The percentage of mortality is j very low. but the total mortality is ! probably considerable on account of the great number of cases. This report is somewhat consoling. There is no need of the public becoming hysterical, but it is necessary of course to take all precautionary measures. Having made the rounds amongst the physicians I find that one or two have patients who are suffering froni something at least resembling influenza. I am therefore recommending that all schools, theatres and places of public patherings be closed forthwith until further notice. That all public gatherings except church services be also prohibited: that the pastors of the different churches be requested to hold no services. We have no hospital accommodation in which cases can be housed. They will have to be looked after at home., and as for the first | three days patients are pretty ill it will be necessary to have someone to look after them, especially if a whole family is taken down at once. Now the supply of trained nurses in Lethbridge is very limited. I would therefore appeal for assistance from women who have had experience in home nursing. I would suggest that some organization such as the civic club take this matter in hand and request that all women who are willing to volunteer their assistance in taking charge of patients be requested to hand in their names to a committee. The names might be kept by a secretary or at the Nursing Mission.' Women . volunteering should of course be paid, but this is not intended as an appeal to those who need the money. It is intended as an appeal to women on the highest grounds of public citizenship. I should also request all physicians to exercise great care and discretion in placing patients in the Gait hospital. See that none are placed there who have symptoms of influenza. The Gait hospital is for-grave cases of disease and injuries, and an outbreaki of influenza in that institiJtj of incalcula' Respectfully yo L. GEO. DeVEBER. Nino Deaths In Toronto. , Toronto; ;6ct. til-There were nine deaths in: city' hospitals, exclusive of military patients, front' pneumonia, following influenza since yesterday afternoon and no hope is held out for five other cases. Pte. Ward of North Lethbridge -Two Former Kilties Wounded. Word was received this morning by Richard Ward, 234 20th St, N. that Pte. John Warn had been killed in action on Oct. 3. Pte. Ward enlisted with Leth-bridge's first battery during the fall j of the first year of the war. He is the first artillery casualty to 'be reported for some weeks so far as the Lethbridge artillery units are concerned. Two former Kilties are reported wounded. These are Corp Alex Davidson, taken on strength at Cardston. and Pte. Jas. \V. Horner, taken on the strength at Ciuresholm. His father lives at Macleod. Corp. Murdo Dewar. taken on the strength here, is also wounded as are Pte. Jas. Raven and L.-Corp. Richard Lane, take* on the strength at Fernie. L.-Corp. Lane's wife tresides at Coal-hurst. NO GAS TO HELP. AGAINST THE FLO' Ottawa. Oct. 11-C. ^y. Peterson, deputy fuel controller, announces that a large number of appeals have been received by the fuel controller to remove the ban on Sunday motoring in view of the influenza epidemic .Mr. Magrath has had this question udder careful consideration, but cannot see his way clear to consent to waiving even temporarily his request unnecessary use of motor cars. NEW HUN GOVERNOR FOR ALSACE-LORRAINE Amsterdam, Oct. 11.-- Karl Pauss, a member of the reichstag and president of the Centre party in the Prussian diet, has been chosen to succeed the. governor of Alsace-Lorraine, who is expected to retire momentarily, according to a. Strassburg-telegram pub-lishe^in the iDutch, newspapers. Sunlight Wash Days- A Sunlight Wash Day is free from the toil and lahpur usually associated with washing, because Siunlight Soap washes clothes beautifully clean and white without rubbing or scrubbing. Soap being the surest, gentlest, purest of all cleansers is kind to the clothes--, they last ever so mucji longer-kind to the hands, too. Every cake carries the Sunlight $5000 guarantee of purity. All you do is soap the wet clothes with Sunlight-roll each garment tightly and leave to soak'. Later you rinse thoroughly. No wrenching or relentless rubbing. The dirt just really drops out. You can go out shopping-or do other work-while Sunlight is actually, cleaning the clothes for you. Good news, isn't it ? Its true. Try Sunlight for yourself and see. LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED, Toronto at the THANKSGIVING PRICES OD MARKETS . 1 Milk-fed Turkeys No. 1 Milk-fed Chickens Fancy No. 1 Fowl warn- We Have Received a Shipment of 945 lbs. of Extra Choice Farmer's Dairy Butter SIMILAR TO WHAT WE HAD LAST WEEK, ALL OF ONE GRADE, MADE BY THE ONE PARTY. THIS IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST BUTTER VALUE THAT HAS BEEN OFFERED IN LETHBRIDGE Anu i^uALtO M ANY GRADES OF CREAMERY. * * We are putting this butter on sale Snhiriay"morning at a special price of- WE ARE ALSO MAKING VERY SPECIAL PRICES ON BEEF FOR THIS WEEK END. IT WILL PAY YOU TO SEE OUR WINDOWS ON SATURDAY AND NOTE THE VALUES. REDUCE THE H. C. of L. BY BUYING AT THE PURE FOOD MARKETS WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE PRICES THE LOWEST IN THE CITY. 2 lbs. JREMEMBER--Every pound is guaranteed. Kindly place your order early. P. BURNS & CO. Limited PALACE MARKET THIRTEENTH STREET N. PHONE 431 Canada Food Board Retail" License No. 9-7953 MAIN MARKET THIRD AVENUE 80UTH PHONES 412 AND 1388 Canada FoodvBoard Retail License No. 9-7952 DOMINION MARKET COR. 4TH AVE. AND 6TH 8T. S. PHONE 1654 Canada Food Board Retail License No. 9-7954 129030 ;