|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of
the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/20/1901.
Several New Cases on Daniels Run
It was reported here Saturday, on good authority, that there are some
three or four new cases of smallpox on Daniels run, in Lee district.
Those now having the disease are Guy Nitz, Lulu Tanner and one or two member
of Wm. Nitz's family. Guy Nitz, it is said, broke out while working
in the harvest field Friday for Jacob Morgan, and that several persons
were exposed to him before it was known what the disease was. It
is claimed the disease was contracted by the Tanner girl staying over night
with French King, a relation of hers, who had it some weeks ago.
She is staying at the home of Wm. Nitz, and has had the disease several
days. The situation, it appears, is becoming alarming, and many persons
fear an epidemic. The Board of Health will no doubt take stringent
measures, and establish a strict quarantine. This is the only way
that a general spread of the malady can be prevented.