|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of
the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/4/1901.
Smallpox at Arnoldsburg
It has been reported here that there are five cases of smallpox at Arnoldsburg,
all of them in the Stephens family. There is a difference of opinion
as to whether it is or is not smallpox, but precautions are being taken
to prevent its spreading, should it prove to be the loathsome malady.
Jesse Bennett, who had the disease a year ago pronounces it smallpox, while
Dr. Lowe, who is the attending physician, says that it is Cuban melt, if
anything worse than a slight humor of the blood. At present it is impossible
to say what it is, but we hope that it is not as Mr. Bennett has pronounced
it. However, every precaution should be taken against it.