|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/5/1928.
Dogs Must Be Kept Up
According to an edict promulgated this week by Mayor Amos E. Morgan
and Dr. J.A. Morford and Bruce Ferrell, of the county health board, all
dogs within the town of Grantsville and in certain districts of the county
must be penned up for a period of sixty days.
The order was made on account of hydrophobia scare which spread over
the affected territory last week. A valuable fox hound belonging
to Richard H. Marshall, of this place, which had been acting strangely,
was killed and its head sent to the health department at Charleston.
The dog was found to be afflicted with rabies and the Charleston authorities
advised the local officials to take steps to prevent dogs from running
at large for the period stated above.
It is thought that the Marshall dog bit other dogs and animals and it
is feared that an epidemic may spread.
It is rather unfortunate that the quarantine will not last over until
Grantsville folks are through making their Spring gardens.