All Paces f PublicAenbl
in This 'City Orered: Ci
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Restrictionis Placed on T heatres $do#1','Chuhes,
Etc., Beg'ing at 12 O'Clo k T 19Mgh
Aldermen Act to Curb Spread olf S ansh f n luena.--41' Deaths
in Rhode hsland During Past. 24 Hoc rs, 15 mere.~Hm.
deeds of New.Cases.-lBillyfy Sunda - Meelings
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Acting under the powers conferred-upon
-as a board. of health, the Board of
Aldermen yesterday at a. special session
at Cy Hall issued an order closing all
public and parochial schools, theatres.
-moving picture bouses, public dance halls,
end. prohibiting all public meetings for
religious services, cexcept that the
churches may hold their regular weekly
servcs one day4ot each week. This ac tion was taken as an emergency 'measure
to combat further progress of the In lltzenza epidemic in this city.
There were 41 deaths in Rhode Island
yesterday 'no the result of Spanish in fluenza or pneumonia following the dis ease and the epidemic continues un checked, according to all reports. Of the
40 deaths in the-State yesterday 15 were
in Providence. Westerly was next high eat, reporting seven' deaths during the
day. So acute Is the situation there barb ers have been ordered to wear masks.
Other places in 'the State took action.
yesterday also to put a curb to the epi-11dme f arnteshotete
end saloons were odered closed.
The order- affecting -Povidence becomes
effective at midnight to-night, and ac cord to Mayor, Gainer it will be rigidly.
enforced by the police authorities of the
The "Aldermren also opted.a special appropriatloni of I~sOOG5 to ite expended under.the supervision of the.health department
in "securlng additional nurse;, an fhospital
equipment to Care for any situation which
A committee? composed of.Mayor Gafiner.
1Aliduasii oseph.Balch, chairman of the
Healthcorrfm rid Suzperintendent of
Jeit t~h ph, --ts namced td see what: biPn e~At oce toward the expianstion
246'cse of grip sunder' theircaem
of wich' they' charac~erlseda "nw
cases. Fifty-five of- these physi~lansepressed the opinion that the epkdendio ip
on. the lncreC.se seven that It is 'decreesing, chile 46 failed to _express ainy opinionu~pon the m~atte.
Reports fr-om near?AOI doctors are still
to be rec~ived andu if the present ratio
continues the number of cases *til hbe
mor than doubled.
Fo lowing 'is the 'e solution adopted by
thq Aldernien yesteord y in issuing their
closing order: I
"Whereas a serious epideritic of influenza is prlevalent throughout the city of
'Whereas, -on ac coup t of' the highly
contagl us nature of said disease all
gathersr gs aind as mrbdies of people constitut~e menace tothe, hed~h' of the
"Whereas, t,;i essential. so. far as
Practicable t I Znit the assembling of
peopl iis pu b~ ic pisces; and
"Whereas, Surgeon General Blue of the:
Public Heal tk Service an d t4 a State
Bloard of He llh- have allvoctted that
churci es. schools and theatres in every
comm'uni ty whirr tO e epidermic has developed he -closed:; thektforo.
"4 Is hereby ordes, and decz4ed that
froth ap~d after 12:01. 'clock a. rn. Sunda>k. Oct. 6i 1915,, all pt blic and parochial
schools, theatres, mov n$ piotur~ houses,
and public dancei halls, and " public
meetinpgs f4'r religious services closed n ute res xetta uce
ma$ hold their rpsFular veek ly puJI ic, servi~ one da ez weeks, if the. so de-.
Th e mtieting of the Iiemh shl
at 3 o'clock.in the Cif..Clerks,offce
at City' Hall. SIC one log ' it, Mayer
Gal er S ta tad. thl~i? ad ca e4 h
mi bers together 'fot t egurjse n oi,' h s
Faces Toward4 Front,
Ofer ay-Y kMade in Spite of Eni
fs. Machine Guns,
(By the Associated
With the British forces 11
1, 11 A. M.;A New York
operating with an- Australia
of St. Quentin, encountered
oppositiop' and, although st
losses, flugat with the grey
according to an officer of t
troops in a telegram whirl
day to the General in con
New York soldiers.
~.eat bn,to Aust
The Au strallian officer uta d that
a personal reconnaissances pnade I
over thbe battlefield east ani northe;
the Duncan post it was evidjent the
icans of t~his division from l4ie out
~net with determined opposition.
pushed forward ins the fa~n of'.a3
fiaigfrfo a"The dead, of whom te were
numbers," he Australifflce* I
"'Were all lying,with oafot Ntams ace moi tar f~
when he; was killed."
YANKS WIN- HIGHZ4S Pfl Ue.t ~ he'geaot.4,
owing to.the. naturp of,' ti ucqt$'
Ger nane: were able to +
ing fire, and tbttftIwe~et~
lent ac on' that g, z
t aNtrth d~ u
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