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attbrro,6 Touttig 4Ittirprittirtu-rgatigrr REACHES MORE SANDERS COUNTY READERS THAN ANY OTHER PAPER THE SANDERS COUNTY LEDGER, VOLUME 14, NO. 34. THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA, TH HRSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1918 INFLUENZA HAS GRIP ON TOWN SCHOOLS CLOSED AND ALL PUBLIC GATHERINGS PRO141131TED. TAKE ACTION TO STOP SPREAD Numerous Cases Reported in West- ern Part of County—Mostly Mild Form With No Fatalities The public schools, churches and theatre in Thompson Falls were closed and all public gatherings for- bidden by order of Health Officer E. D. Peek Thursday morning, follow- ing the appearance in town of Span- ish influenza, or \three-day fever. 12 cases have, been reported, some of them light and some more serious, so that it was necessary according to instructions front the state depart- ment of public health to take this action. The disease, which has been sweep- ing the entire country for the past three or four weeks, first appeared in this vicinity in the western part of the county about a week ago, and is now quite general from Thompson Falls west, particularly at Belknap and Whitepine. In view of the rap- idity with which it spreads, it is prob- able that the entire county will be placed under the same order very soon and that everything will be cloied up for a period which 'May be anywhere from two weeks to three `-months, depending upon the success with which the desease is combatted. This condition is likely to cause considerable inconvesmiene-er aside from seriously interrupting the work of the schools. The Chautauqua is but two weeks off and unless the epidemic i,s quickly, stopped it will be impossible to hold that. It will also prevent anything in the nature of poll,tical meetings, Red Cross • bene- fits, etc. A part of the regulations sent out by the' state department to apply during the epidemic are as follows: \All patients suffering from infl- enza must be reported to the local or .aunty health officer as soop as the diagnosis is 'made. When ,Span- ish influenza appears in epidemic form in any community the health officer having jurisdiction shall close the schools and prohibit all public gatherings. \Patients suffering from the disease shalt be isolated as completely as possible until recovery. They shall be prohibited from any public gath- erings and from traveling on any common carrier. All discharges frofn nose and mouth of patients should be disinfected at once. \On recovery or death, room or rooms in which patient lived while sick must be thoroughly cleaned and - clothing and bedding used by patient must be hung in open air for at least two hours.\ A bulletin from the United States Public Health Service gives some information upon the disease which should be interesting at this time: \The disease now oceurring in this country and called \Spanish Influ- enza\ resirnbles • a very contagious kind of cold, accompanied by fever, pains in the head, eyes, ears, back or other parts of the body, and a feel- ing of severe sicknese. In most of the cases the symptoms disappear after three or four days, the patient then rapidly recovering; some of the patients, however, develop pneu- monia, or inflammation of tire ear, or meningitis, and many of these com- plicated cases die. Whether this so- called \Spanish\ influenza is identical with the epidemics of influenza pf earlier years is not yet known. \Epidemics of influenza have visit- ed this country since 1647. It is in- teresting to know that the first epi- derimic was brought here from Val- encia, Spain. Since that time there have been numerous epidemics of the disease. In 1889 and 1890 an epidem- ic, starting somewhere in the Orient, spread first to Russia and thence over Practically the , entire civilized world. Three years 'later there was another flare -tip of the disease. Both times the epidemics spread widely over the United States. \Although the present epidemic is called \Spanish\ influenza, there is no reason to believe that it originat- REINSTATE COUNTY AGENT. Commissioners Heed Request of Farmers That Work Be Continued. The county commissioners made it the first °isle,- of business at their regular session for October on Mon- day to reinstate the county agent work. Upon convening they were confronted by numerous petitions from all parts of the county urging. them to reconsider their former ac- tion, and recognizing the tact that hey had underestimated the work being done, and the value placed up - it by the farmers, they were quick to rectify their Mistake. In the afternoon about fifteen ranchers who have been in close touch wijh the county agent and were desirous of having the work go on, arrived to urge Mr. Hillman's reinstatement, and upon learning that the board had anticipated them, they proceeded to the court house in body, with several local business men to express their appreciation to the members. E. J., Thompson of Whitcpine acted as spokesman for the party and in a few words told the board some of the benefits that were being 'derived from the work and why he though it should be con- tinued. The new resolution provides , that the county agent shall be employed for an indefinite period, so that it is certain that their will be no further interruption as long as the work proves satisfactory to the farmers. DID NOT HOL,I3 GREEN Evidence of Sedition Did Not War- rant Binding Over to Dis- trict Court. Lee Green, accused of making se- ditious utterances, was arraigned be- fore Justice W. E. Nippert Tuesday evening, and after three witnesses had been examined, it was decided that the evidence did not warrant his being held to the district court and he was iheitTorreTelieir Two witnesses,. William Flannigan and Wm. Whitley, testified to the effect that he had made the remark \I'd like to pay my, respects to the kaiser . ,\ but when asked what he meant had said that he wantea to walk on his grave. W. A. Beebe testified that he had known the ac- cused for some time and that he had always born the reputation of being a .good American citizen. ed in Spain. Some writers who have, studied the question believe that it came from the Orient and they call attention to the fact that the Ger, Rim mention the disease as occur- ring along the eastern front in the summer and fall of 1917. \In most cases a person taken sick with influenza, feels sick rather sud- denly. He feels weak, has pains 'in the eyes, ears, head or back and may be sore all over. Many feet dizzy and some vomit. Most patients com- plain of feeling chilly, and with this comes a fever in which the temper- ature rises to 100 to 104. \In appearance one is ,struck by the fact that the patient looks sick. His eyes and the inner side of his eyelids may be slightly bloodshot. There may. be running from the nose, or there may be some cough. These signs of a cold may' not be marked; nevertheless the patient looks' and feels very sick. \Ordinarily the fever lasts from three to four days and the patient re- covers. But while the proportion of deaths in the present *epidemic has been low, in some places the outbreak has been severe and deaths have been numerous. When death .occurs it is usually the, result of a complication. \Its is very important that every person who becomes sick with the influenza should go home and go to bed. This will help keep away dan- gerous complications and will, at the same time, keep the patient from scattering the disease far and wide. It is highly desirable that no one be allowed tab sleep in the same room with the patient. In fact; no one but the nuurse should be allowed in the MOM. \In guarding against a disease of this kind it is especially important to beware of the person who coughs or sneezes without covering his mouth and nose. It also follows that one should keep out of crowds and stuffy places as much as possible, keep their homes and offices well air- ed, spend some time out of doors each day—in short make every pos- sible effort to breathe as mhch pure air as possible. \Cover up each cough and sneeze, If you don't you'll spread disease.\ THE INDEPENDENT -ENTERPRISE, VOL. 3; NO. 22. SYRIAN LECTURER AT CHAUTAUQUA Sumayeh Attiyeh Tells of Her Home Land • - A red letter event of the Chautauqua l'estkal v, ill be the h.( tare on the third night by Miss Sumayeh Attiyeh of Syria. Out of a wealth of experience she will speak on the lives and customs of her far -away homeland. Miss Attiyeh's father was a prominent government official in Syria and she had the right of entry into places usually. forbidden. Miss Attiyeh says: \I love to tell of my native country, for it is so little known, and so little understood, and I have the feeling that perhaps I may help the world to know the conditions which the Christian people in Syria and Armenia are facing tinder the rule of Turkey and of the great need for help which is there. That is what I am trying to do, and I am trying not to be preachy about It.\ WILL EXAMINE NEW MEN Call Has Been Sent to Those Who Have Been Classified to Re- port Next Week. The local board will commence next week the physical examination of the new registrants between the ages' of 19 and 36 who have bcc4 placed in class one. They have been summoned to appear at the rate oi 20 a day, and while all the classifica- tiims have not been completed, there will be about 150 to be, examined. The master list of numbers which determines the order in which the Men are to be called for service ha: just been received. The first number is 322 and places Clifford A. Glea- son of Plains at the head of the list. Charles Hurlburt is the Test Thomp- son Falls boy to be called, his num- ber being 535. The complete list of the new men who have been placed in class one to date is as follows: John Nelson, Paradise. John N. Wick, ParadisC. Roy Lee, Lonepine. Grdacchino Dragotto, Perma. Charles D. McDonald, St. Ignatius. George F. Grove, Sloan. Elmer Angst, Noxon. Reid F. Leston, Lonepine. Andrew Rogers, Plains. Louis Halves, Noxon. Walter C. Jahnke, Niarada. Cyrtel C. Declercq, Trout Creek. Thomas A. Byrne, Noxon. Oswald W. Angst, Thompson _Falls John Severson, Thompson Falls. Fred L. Munson, Noxon. Lloyd W. Worst, 'Trout Creek. George H. Metcalf, Sloan. Harmon' A. Austin, Thompson Fall; Leo 0. Wolfe, Belknap. Victor E. Hane, Sloan. Andrew R. Morris, Sloan. Leon H. Greene, Whitepine. Dewey G. Thomson, Noxon. Ka;son 0. Fisher, 1-archwood. John W. Branson, 'Belknap. Leonard F. Smith, Thompson Falls Henry Merkins, Hot Springs. Ed. Walker, Spokane. Angelo F. DeMers, Hot Springs James A. Churchwell, Plains. Anthony. T. Ebel, Dixon. Jesse V. Sapp, Plains. John Knutson, Noxon. Edward H. Monaghan, Plains. George E. Owen, Trout Creek. Charles C. First, Thompson Palls Clifford A. Gleason, Plains. Eugene W . Rickford, Paradise. Basil L. Branscombe, Trout Creek Jesse A. McFee, Noxon. Dennis L. Mulick, Perma. Arthur Schwartz, Sauk Rapids, Minn. George William Lux, Thompson Falls. Warren H. Harris, Plains. George Burke, Heron. Ernest' J. West, Plains. Roy Snodgrass, Trout Creek. Floyd A. Furman, Plains. Bert S. Fuller, Thompson Falls George M. Fletcher, Thompson Falls. Philip - Davis, Perma. Thomas J. Moonan, Noxon. Tony A. Braines, Niarada, Walter C. Worthen, Penna. Clyde B. Freeman, Hot 'Springs. Joe Evans, Dixon. Wilhelm H: Manicke, No*on. Thomas F. Dougherty, Plains. Louis N. -Dumas, Paradise. (leorge R. Fields, Heron. Fred W. Morton, Alger, Thomas A. McLaughlin, Perma. Hairy F. Ransom, Thompson Falls Joel B. Bever, Trout Creek. Gust E. Bergstrom, Thompson Frederick P. Allan, Noxon. Charles P. Becker, Lirchwood. Lee Wo, Tuscor. Russell R. Beebe, Plains, George M. Dee, Plains. Charles L. Alfred, Lonepine. 'Alex Orr, Noxon. Ernest R. Ross, Thompson Falls, Owen A. Rongstad; Clarks Fork. Harry L. Pennoyer, Niarada. The following, who have claimed exemptions on agricultural .and iri- dustrial grounds, have been 'placed in class one by he local board, and the rulings will be taken up to the dis- trict board to be either confirm- ed or overruled: • Herbert S. Burgess, Perma. Louis Mercier, Paradise. George Waldron, Thompson Falls, Lawrence G. Howard, Camas Prai- rie. Oscar Mauritson, Perma. John V. Skoog, Perma. Antoine Randucci, Heron. Kenneth G: McClary, Niarada. Harry R. B6rdett, Noxon. Albert T. Anderson, -Sloan. William J. B. Melton, Sloan, Peter Barnhorst, Niarada. William J. Hicks, Perma. Bart Lee, Perma. George B. Ogden, Paradise. John N. lielterline, Plains. George 0. Falk, Plains. Roy Stoner, Plains. Victor L. Morrison, Paradise. Rufus A. Ruenauver, Plains. Henry A. Brunkow, Dixon. - Francis W. Lawler, Paradise. • The call for five volunteers for special training at the State Uni- versity at Missoula was filled during the past week, and it will not be necessary to make a draft to fill the quota. These who, have been ac- cepted for this service and will de- part the 15th of the month are\ Ed- ward Fitzgerald of Tkompson Falls; William H. kobb, Whitepine; Al- fred A. Rohrig, Perma; Lyle V. Shil- ston, Paradise; and Harvey Linker, Plains, NOTICE Teachers examinations will be held at Thompson Falls on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25th and 26th. MRS. G. A. TOULM1N, County Superintendent Never again so much.piano value for so little money. See Buswell sale. FOUR SONS IN FRANCE. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Thayer of Belk, . Have Done Their Share for Uncle Sam. - The family of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Thayer of Belknap has made an un- usual record in the matter of military service. Of five sons that compose the family, four are already serving in Uncle Sam's army and the fifth who tas 'tried several times to enlist, but has been rejected because of de- fective vision, expects to be called for limited service in the near fu- ture. Fred Thayer is a member of the infantry 'and has been in France for about three months. Arthur .is als•-• - in the infantry and is stationed at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Frank is in the quartermaster corps at Camp Fre- mont, Calif, and Charles is in the in- fantry at Camp Custer, Battle C?cek, Mick Albert is the,fifth boy who is awaiting a chance to serve his coun- try. Frank, the first onmi o go, volunteer- ed early in 1917 with Ralph Thomas, also of Belknap, in the cavalry regi- ment at Spokane. He was station, ed for a while at FOrt G. A. Russell, Wyo., but after being transferred to the quartermaster corps when 'his regiment was broken up, he was sent to Camp Fretnont. He is now home on a week's furlough. The other boys were taken in•the draft during the past year, Fred and Arthur go- ing from this county, and Charles m fro an eastern state. This record is, we believe unequal- ed in this county and probably not excelled in the state. The parents and the boys are to be congratulated on being able and willing to perform so great a service. NO DECISION YET. Supreme Court Is Taking Its Time to Decide County Seat Peti- tion Matter. The arguments 91 . 1 the appeal front Judge MeCtilloch's decision on the' county seat removal petition were presented to the supreme court Mon- day by A. S. Ainsworth for Thomp- son Falls and Judge H. E. Smith .of Helena for Plains, but as ye l the court has not announced any deci.- sion. In matters of this kind, where it. is urgent that a decision be promptly rendered, the court usually makes a special effort to reach its' findings, so that an announcement is expected within a few days. Monday is the last day for Sending in the soldiers' ballots, and it now appears 'that it will not be possible to include the county scat question in the ones sent to the men in the service. TWO NEGROES SENTENCED One Gets 30 and the Other 90 Days For Disturbing the Peace at Paradise. Two negroes, Ed. Walker anti Tom Boldin, were, arrested Tuesday at Paradise for dismaying the \peace and were brought to Thompson. Falls by A. L. Anderson to have•their hear- ing. They were arraigned the fol- lowing day, plead guilty to the charge, and the former was sen- tenced to 90 days, while the latter drew 30 days in the county jail. Walker appeared to be quite bad- ly under the influence of liquor and was so noisy and .blustering that he was brought down in handcuffs. Af- ter arriving at the jail he continued to talk until it was necessary to threaten him with the hose, when he decided to be good. Boldin was More quiet anti was rewarded by re- ceiving a lighter sentence than the \bad nigger\. PLAN cHRISTMAS CANTATA DAN DISBROW ANSWERS CALL SUCCRMBIllp TO PARALYTIC STRORE AFTER TEN DAYS. LIVED IN COUNTY 17 YEARS Funeral Services Held at Home Sun - ....\day in Charge of Rev. A. E. Plummer —Interment at Whitepine. Dan Disbrow, who sufferea a stroke of paralysis while attending to his duties as jailer about three weeks ago, passed - away at his home at 4 o'clock last Thursday afternoon. Fol- lowing his first attack he w seetned to improve slightly \lier a time, but not to the extent that 110 .been hoped, and the end was not unexpected. The deceased was.born in southern Michigan on July 2, 1877, and was 'therefore past 41 years of age. He came to Montana and lived at Bose . - man for a time, and in 1901 remov- ed tp Sanders county which has since been his home. While in Bozeman he was married to Lena Roach on February 26, 1899, and to this union were born. two sons, Lewy'and Dan, Jr. He was a carpenter and mason by trade, but for the past year and a half had served as jailer., Beside his wife and children, .he leaves his father, Lew Disbrow, of Salmon, Ida., his mother, Mrs. B. Disbrow, of Toledo, Ohio, three sis.- ters and three brothers, one of the later being in the service in France. The -funeral services were held at the home Sunday morning, Rev. A. .E. Mounter. officiating, and the body was taken to Whitepine for inter- nment. Dan was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, a steady, faithful work- er, and a man who thoroughly en- joyed home life. Our own acquaint- ance with him was limited, but we recall that when we were installing thç new equipment in the 'Ledger o he assisted us in handling the avy teces of machinery, and we were in 'pressed with the manner in which he applied his wonderful strength. By using his head in con- junction with his muscle, he was able without apparent effort to do the work that two ordinary men would make hard work of, and this, we understand, was charasteristid of whatever be undertook. He leaves many friends 'who sin- cerely regret his passing and who of- fer their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. • Community Singers Will Produce Musicale Entitled \Star of the East\ During Holidays. Those who were Present at the Community sing Monday evening decided to present a cantata,' \The Star of the East,\ .during the holi- days this *inter. H. L. Baker, the new forest supervisor and a musician of more than ordinary ability, has consented to direct the singing, and the selection of the cast and starting of rehearsals will be taken tip as soote.os possible. The Community sings have arons- ed a great deal of interest among the lovers of music in Thompson Falls and have developed the fact that there is considerable first-class talent which can be made use -of to furnish entertainment during the winter The proceeds from this event will be given to the Red Cross. WALTER DAVID KILLED LYNX Shot Animal That Had Been in the Neighborhood of Preston Ranch for Some Time, Walter David is parading around town with his chest all swelled out as the result of a trophy he now has in his possession to prove to the world that he is some hunter. Tuesday afternoon while in the neighborhood of ths Prestillt ranch on Prospect creek, in company c i t l u Ed Florin, they ran across a lynx which had been hanging about there for some time. The storri Ed emptied 'his magaize it the ani- mal without taking effect, an that just as it was leaping at hint, Walter succeeded in bringing,. it down with a well directed shot, saving his corm- panion from the fangs of the infuri- ated feline. The story will have to go, as Ed only grins when confronted with it and refuses to deny it. At any rate the hide has been sent to Spokane to be made into a rug, and Walter has added another notch in the stock of his gun, along with the one that represents a ground squirrel he killed last year. NOTICE As the Local Board has given me until November 1 to close my busi- ness affairs. it is necessary that all accounts be paid before that time s E. C. FLORIN. You promised Mrs. Farmer a good range. No better made than the Monarch Malleable. See Buswell's sale.