Spokane and the Nation: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919

Headline: “Concert Plans Are to Proceed in Spite of Ban”

Source: Spokane Daily Chronicle, October 11, 1918, page 18

Subject: hopes epidemic danger will pass in time for concert

Synopsis: A scheduled concert featuring the Paris Symphony orchestra is still planned for November 12.  People seem to be optimistic that the city-wide quarantine will be lifted by this time.

Notable Quotation: “Interest in the event is manifested by the demand for advance reservations, which are already coming in, not only from the city, but from all parts of the Inland Empire.”

“Concert Plans Are to Proceed in Spite of Ban”

            Full preparations are being made for the appearance here of the Paris Symphony orchestra in spite of the present ban on public gatherings. As the date for the concert is more than a month off, it is expected the order will be lifted before the event is scheduled, November 12.

            Interest in the event is manifested by the demand for advance reservations, which are already coming in, not only from the city, but from all parts of the Inland Empire. The organization is due to arrive in New York harbor soon, aboard a French battleship which has been commissioned to convey it to America. Seats may be reserved by application to the chamber of commerce.