|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of
the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/30/1900.
Order of Board of Health
At a meeting of the County Board of Health of Calhoun county, held at
the court house on Saturday, January 27, 1900, the following order was
WHEREAS, this board has reason to believe and does believe that many
of the citizens and residents of this county have been recently exposed
to the contagion of smallpox, which has been prevalent in adjacent counties
and perhaps is now in existence in this county, and the board believes
that extreme precautionary measures should be adopted to prevent its spread.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, That until the further order of the board all
public assemblies, such as churches, common schools, Sunday schools, literary
societies, and all other meetings or societies and gatherings where the
people are in the habit of assembling together be dispensed with in the
districts of Sheridan, Center and Sherman, and as to the districts of Washington
and Lee it is recommended that the boards of Education and trustees of
the several sub districts confer together, and it is deemed advisable for
the public safety, discontinue the schools for such time as they may think
proper, and it is recommended that all the citizens of the county take
such precautionary measures as may in their own judgment assist in preventing
the spread of the contagion, and it is especially recommended that all
people whether in the quarantine districts or not keep as close to their
homes as possible during the prevalence of the disease, avoiding mingling
with miscellaneous crowds and traveling in other district or section unless
they are convinced that no contagion exists there.
People are also recommended to be vaccinated, if they can do so without
too great inconvenience.
James F. McDonald,