Only two physicians one a woman, now remain in Jerusalem to minister to the 80,000 inhabitants who are threatened by the epidemic of typhus which has prevailed since October, according to a report received here by an organization of Jewish women which has been caring for the sick poor in the Holy City. The death rate, it was said, has increased 400 per cent. The message told of the woman physician making 444 nursing visits in eight weeks, besides giving medical aid to hundreds of victims of the plague.
The new Mexican constitution adopted by the constitutional convention at Queretaro became effective throughout the republic yesterday and was the occasion republic of a celebration here.
Indian Chief Wahweyaninig of White Earth reservation, Minn., is scheduled to appear in Police
Court tomorrow as a witness against Patrick Harvey, thirty-eight years old night clerk at a
Pennsylvania avenue hotel, who was arrested last night and charged with having given liquor to
an Indian. Friday night Policeman Beckett arrested the Indian chief on Pennsylvania avenue
and charged him with being intoxicated. An investigation resulted in the arrest of Harvey.
Poultry wholesalers are experiencing a demoralized market, it was disclosed today, because of
a systematic boycotting by housewives in Jewish quarters. In cars idle on local tracks are
850,000 pounds of poultry and wholesale houses have great quantities more. Housewives not
only refrain from buying but attack persons who buy occasionally at small stores, and throw the
poultry into the gutters.
An appeal to French peasants of both sexes to help in solving the food problem has been issued by the ministry of agriculture and will be placarded in every country district. The appeal calls on the country people to sow as much grain as they can and wherever they can. so that "the sowings of the spring of 1917 may prepare the harvest of victory.” The document concludes: "To work then with all your energies. You are working for French victory and French peace. The country counts on”.
AMSTERDAM, Feb. 21.--The frontier correspondent of the Telegraaf says that a strike in the Krupp works at Essen, involving 17,000 workmen, has been in progress for a fortnight.
The men, the correspondent declares, are demanding higher wages and increase food rations. Many of the strikers have been sent to the front.