Idaho History Sept 13, 2020

Idaho 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic

Part 22

Idaho Newspaper clippings January 1-3 , 1919

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January 1, 1919

The Daily Star-Mirror., January 01, 1919, Page 1


How The New Year Was Welcomed In
Seattle Has Noisy Celebration

Seattle, Jan. 1. – Seattle today turned to a new year fraught with promises of prosperity. While no set civic program was held to bid farewell to the old year of war and victory, the noisy crowds in the streets, hotels and restaurants, aided by scores of whistles and automobile horns, at midnight let no one in the downtown section sleep through the junction hours of the years.

Watch parties of many descriptions were held throughout the city. Some were held in the churches, others on dancing floors, in public halls and private homes, while still others at special midnight theatrical performances.

Cafes last night did not hold the center of the stage, as they did in New Year celebrations of the past. Seattle, being the largest “bone dry” city in the west, if not in the nation, celebrated the night soberly, minus all liquid refreshments except what little might have been “smuggled” in. …
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Influenza Situation At Palouse Is Better

Palouse, Wash., Dec. 31. – While Palouse has 30 or more cases of influenza a week ago there is but one case under a doctor’s care in town today. The stamping out of the disease is credited in part to the fact that a quarantine has been enforced in each case, and the ban on all public gatherings maintained at the same time, and also to the clear cold weather.

It is considered probable that the ban will be raised here the first of next week and the school may open Monday.

source: The Daily Star-Mirror. (Moscow, Idaho), 01 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Daily Star-Mirror., January 01, 1919, Page 2

Happy New Year.

This is the first day of the first year after the great war. It can and ought to be the greatest year this country has known. …
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The prospects are bright for a good year at the University of Idaho. The indications are that the town will be free from influenza when the school opens next Monday and that many of the former S. A. T. C. men who returned to their homes for the holiday vacation will return to the university with the opening of the new school year, not as soldiers in the making, but as students.

source: The Daily Star-Mirror. (Moscow, Idaho), 01 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Daily Star-Mirror., January 01, 1919, Page 4

Attend Dances Barred From School
High School Students Refused Admittance After Trip To Pullman

Attending dances is sufficient reason for barring pupils from high school which opened Monday after having been closed many weeks. This drastic action was decided upon by the school board, the faculty and the health officers and put into effect today. Three students are affected by the order. Two are said to have attended a dance at Pullman last night and the third is said to have attended a dance given in Moscow in violation of the quarantine regulations. The health officers are investigating and will ascertain why the dance was given in Moscow during the quarantine.

After having been closed for many weeks the high school was opened one week ahead of the public school in order that the senior class might graduate. Every precaution was taken to keep from exposing the pupils and everything else in town, including picture shows, churches, Sunday schools, pool halls, lodges and dances were closed tight for a period of at least one week.

When it was learned that two of the students had attended a dance at Pullman the question was taken up with the school and health boards and it was decided to keep them out of school until all danger of contagion should be passed. This movement has the sanction of faculty, school board and health officers.

It is reported that a party was given near the city limits last night and a number of school children were planning to attend but the health officer forbid them being admitted and they were turned back. The matter is being investigated by the health officers.

The announcement just made by the school board that students attending any public gathering will be barred from school until such time as it is determined that there is no danger of contagion, even if this absence from school bars them from graduating with their class at the end of the school year.

Dr. Adair, city health officer, reports a new case of influenza today at the home of Jake Hoke, 517 South Jackson street. This is the first case in two days.
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Coeur D’Alene Schools Will Open Monday

Coeur d’Alene – The schools of Coeur d’Alene will open January 6. At a meeting of the school board yesterday at which Scott, Reed, Carlisle, Beebe and Superintendent of Schools Buck were present this decision was made. The matter of hours in daily sessions was left entirely with Superintendent Buck, who will commence on the same schedule of hours as maintained before the quarantine.

Because some parents may not wish to risk sending their children to school the compulsory enforcement of the educational law will be suspended for a time. As a measure of precaution a trained nurse will work in conjunction with the teachers in weeding out all cases of influenza. With these precautions the board expects to keep the schools open.

The city board of health and the physicians of the city were unanimous in the belief that the schools should open.

source: The Daily Star-Mirror. (Moscow, Idaho), 01 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Challis Messenger., January 01, 1919, Page 2


Idaho Budget

The schools at Collister were closed last week when several new cases of influenza developed, one of the teachers being stricken.

Thirty cases of influenza are reported at the state penitentiary, which is suffering from the epidemic in spite of a strict quarantine which has been maintained for some time.

Miss Augusta Schoonover, a prominent young woman of Caldwell, died at her home Sunday morning of influenza.

Bootleggers are getting $5 a pint for inferior whisky at Pocatello, and doing a thriving business, it is said.

source: The Challis Messenger. (Challis, Idaho), 01 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Challis Messenger., January 01, 1919, Page 5

Items About People You Know

Elvin Jones Dead – Elvin Jones, who contracted pneumonia after an attack of influenza, died the fore part of the week and was buried Wednesday afternoon in the Challis cemetery. He was a fine young man and has a host of friends who join with his wife and little daughter in mourning his loss. We will print the obituary next week.

Stage Driver Gets Flu – R. Gottfredson, the driver on the Mackay stage, has contracted the flu. Mr. Gottfredson could not have contracted the disease here as he did not mingle with the people of this city at all. He most probably contracted the disease from some passenger riding on his truck.

Looking after Store – Miss Rita Wilson is taking care of the business of the Hudlow & Baxter store during the illness of the proprietors, who are suffering with the flu.


Dr. Whitwell Dead – Word arrived here Sunday to the effect that Dr. Whitwell of Salmon, died of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza.

Mrs. Burstedt Quite ill – Mrs. Beth Burstedt whom we reported last week as having contracted the flu, has been very ill but [?] some improved at this writing.

Flu Masks – The local chapter of the Red Cross is making flu masks and all who desire them can get them at the drug store.

source: The Challis Messenger. (Challis, Idaho), 01 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Central School, Boise, Idaho


courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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January 2

The Grangeville Globe. January 02, 1919, Page 8


The entrance of the new year was a very quiet happening this season. Aside from a number of parties there was absolutely “nothing doing,” not even a whistle to announce the birth of 1919.

The local hospital now has two patients, the latest being Arthur Heartburg, a young man from the west side, who is afflicted with the flu. The other patient is Frank Robertson, who is now sufficiently recovered to be able to sit up for a short time each day.

A. J. Oliver, farmer of the Green creek section, who has been occupied for the past two weeks in caring for his father, E. W. Oliver, the latter being stricken with the flu some weeks ago, departed for his home Saturday morning, leaving his father in a much improved condition.

E. W. Oliver, who has been confined to his bed for the past three weeks during which time he was in a critical condition, is now able to be up. Although he is in a very weakened condition he is recovering nicely. “Kid” Smith, who was the first to give assistance to Mr. Oliver, has contracted the flu and is confined to his home, but it is said his case is not of a serious nature.

Word was received here Tuesday by Undertaker E. S. Hancock stating that Charles Clark, a farmer and stock man residing with his family at the head of Rice Creek, had passed away that morning as the result of influenza. Mr. Hancock sent over a funeral outfit but did not make the trip himself. Mr. Clark was reported to be about 38 years of age and leaves a wife and three small children.

Miss Rose McEntee departed Sunday afternoon for Mt. Idaho to be in readiness to resume her school work at that place the following morning. Miss Rose spent Christmas with the home folks in this city.

Miss Mae Lanningham departed for the Excelsior school district near White Bird, Sunday morning, to resume her work as a teacher, after spending Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Lanningham.

Miss Martha Squibb, who arrived from her school near White Bird last Monday to spend Christmas with the home folks, Mr. and Mrs. William Squibb, and other relatives, returned to her school Sunday morning to be in readiness to take up her work Monday morning.

Wm. A. Lustie, head of the Cottonwood schools, and Mrs. Lustie, were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. I E. Zuver of the Silver Grill, Saturday evening, and remained over until Monday morning, at which time the schools of that place were scheduled to reopen.

Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Zuver entertained a jolly group of the younger set of this city Tuesday evening at the Silver Grill. Many of the young folks were present, music being furnished by the phonograph for an old-fashioned dance which was immensely enjoyed by all.

All services to be held at the usual hours at the Federated church next Sunday. The communion service and reception of members will be the main feature of the morning preaching hour.

source: The Grangeville Globe. (Grangeville, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Wallace Miner. January 02, 1919, Page 2


Quarantine Does Not Prevent Spread Of Flu

There is great diversity of opinion among medical men in the matter of preventive measures to stop the spread of Spanish influenza. In Wallace and other cities the mask was required by the health authorities and this was credited with finally checking the disease. In other places the mask was tried and rejected as a farce. Whether the mask was tried at Boise or not we are not advised, but at any rate the spread of the disease has reached an alarming extend, a situation that caused the mayor to call a conference of physicians the other day to consider ways and means to check it. as a result of an exchange of views on the subject the following conclusion was reached, according to a report of the meeting in a Boise paper:

“That quarantine is worthless so far as stamping out influenza is concerned; that closing of dances and theatres is of no consequence; that the influenza epidemic will continue until complete immunization of people is established; and that serum should be manufactured in the state bacteriological laboratory and furnished gratuitously to the people of the state.”

We are not prepared to wholly agree with this conclusion, and perhaps a layman should refrain from having or at least expressing an opinion at all. However, we are inclined to the opinion that a strictly enforced quarantine against assemblages of all kinds would prove effective in stopping the spread of the disease, but up to date we have heard of no place in which a quarantine has been enforced in that way. This has probably been the experience of the Boise authorities, hence the conclusion that the complete immunization of the people by the use of influenza serum is the only system that will successfully cope with the situation. That this would accomplish the purpose is certain, but even greater difficulty will be found in enforcing this measure than in maintaining a strict quarantine. In spite of unanimous medical authority in support of it, a great many people are violently opposed to inoculation in any form for the prevention of disease.

source: The Wallace Miner. (Wallace, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Lincoln County Times., January 02, 1919, Page 1


North Appleton.

There have been no cases of “flu” in our vicinity and it is to be hoped there will be none.

Mrs. Leo Mullins has been ill with a severe cold but is much improved.

Roy Whobrey is still suffering from an enlarged gland in his neck, a complication of the flu, which he had while in Oregon. Joe, who has been sick with a cold, is well again.

Five women of the North Appleton Red Cross unit are knitting sweaters. Mrs. Wilcox, chairman of the knitting committee, has a good supply of yard and would like to distribute it, as the Red Cross is still asking for sweaters. The Wendell auxiliary has a large quota of pajama suits to be made also, and many women are working on them in their homes, instead of at unit meetings, on account of the “flu.”

source: Lincoln County Times. (Jerome, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Lincoln County Times., January 02, 1919, Page 4

Eldorado Heights

Charles Kays and his wife, and D. W. Salladay are all ill with influenza at the Salladay home. Mrs. Edna Roe, a sister of Mr. Kays, is acting as nurse and housekeeper.

D. F. Tooley and Ed Bentler are sick with the “flu.”

H. H. Hall, 2nd, and his wife are ill with the “flu.”
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Walter Kelly, Mr. Robinson and Percy Powers are under quarantine for the “flu.” Walter Kelly has nearly recovered and is doing chores for Mr. Robinson, who was quite sick, but is improving.
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Orchard Valley

Our school opened Monday, after eleven week’s vacation.

Miss Daphene Shulsen, who is teaching north of Bliss, was home Christmas week.

source: Lincoln County Times. (Jerome, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Lincoln County Times., January 02, 1919, Page 7

In The Gem State

Children of school ages will not be compelled to attend school during the epidemic of Spanish influenza. This is the decision reached by Edgar Meek, probate judge and truant officer of Canyon county.

The Idaho Technical Institute night school at Pocatello opened last week for registration and more than 80 students have already been enrolled. By December 30, which is the last night for entering this school, the registration will no doubt run over 150.

source: Lincoln County Times. (Jerome, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Emmett Index. January 02, 1919, Page 1


The Flu Ban Is On Again
Closing Order Includes School, Public Gatherings for Two Weeks

Owing to the vigor displayed by the flu germ since Christmas, representatives of the city and county health boards and the board of education held a conference Sunday and it was deemed advisable to once more put in force a closing order to extend to January 19. At each previous action of this kind the pool halls have been included, and naturally this worked a hardship on these business houses. It is maintained by a large number that there is no more justice in closing these than there would be in closing other business houses, since there are at every mail time crowds of people in the post office, and the customary congregation of patrons in the barber shops, and other instances are cited. In consideration of these facts, the order excludes these places, but includes theaters, dances, churches, lodges and the like. The schools were also included in the closing order.

It is estimated there are between 240 and 300 cases in the Emmett country, and the doctors are working night and day. Few of the cases are serious, and it is claimed that if the “Flu” had never been heard of the sickness would have been classified as pure and unadulterated old fashioned grip. In spite of closing orders and quarantines it is evident that practically everyone will have it, and the best way is to take it as a matter of course and take good care of yourselves. Don’t neglect even a slight cold. Don’t expose yourself. Stay home as closely as possible when not required to be away on business. In short, be sensible.

C. M. Park has been appointed “Flu Inspector” and is at the service of victims who need help. He will run errands, build fires, chop wood, milk the cow, slop the pigs, mother the kids, put out the cat, wash the dishes, empty the slop, et. cetera and so forth. Call him night or day. He never sleeps anyway.
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Victims of the Flu.

Mrs. and Mrs. Jack Oquinn succumbed to the influenza at Salmon City where Mr. Oquinn was stationed as a forest ranger. The bodies were shipped today and are expected to arrive here Saturday, in which case the funeral will be held Sunday under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge. A baby survives and is being cared for by kind neighbors at Salmon City. Mrs. Oquinn was a daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Harrell, now residing at Meridian, and grew to womanhood in Emmett. Mrs. and Mrs. Harrell arrived today to await the arrival of the bodies and are guests at the D. M. Stokesbery home. Deep sympathy will go out to these bereaved ones.
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Glenn Marchant.

Glenn Marchant, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Marchant, living near the Boise Payette mill, died Saturday of Spanish influenza. The little lad was 6 years and 6 months of age. Bishop Smith of the Latter Day Saints church conducted a short funeral service at the Bucknum chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and burial was in the Riverview cemetery.

source: The Emmett Index. (Emmett, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Emmett Index. January 02, 1919, Page 4

News Of Gem County
By The Index’s Correspondents

By Mrs. R. E. Noland

Mrs. McSparran was a passenger on the down train Tuesday, being called to Emmett Slope country by the illness of her daughter, Miss Gertrude, who is teaching the school in that neighborhood. Miss McSparran is a victim of the influenza.
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There has been quite a number of cases of Flu in this vicinity, but none proved fatal.

Tom Carlock is on the sick list this week.

Mrs. Beach is quite sick again.

Now, as the ice harvest is over, we would like to see the weather moderate a little.
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South Slope
By Mrs. C. W. Cook

The Flu has invaded the South Slope. It blew in “bag and baggage” last Thursday, even out-rivaling the ex-Kaiserine with her 11 trunks, if one would judge from the number of homes that have been dominated by this unwelcome malady.

The Lincoln school children almost to a child were the hardest hit and from them it made just about a clean sweep through their families. Reports say the sick are nearly all improving.

Jason Kelly has been at home from his duties in McNish’s store, taking care of the several members in his household who were ill with Flu.

Mrs. Oscar Ivie just got the several members of her family convalescent, and then went to the Ed Tyler home, where she found five patients in need of care.

Mrs. Bishop of Emmett came out to the Slope to care for her daughter, Mrs. Ed Tyler and family, and she in turn was taken ill on Saturday last.

Owing to presence of “Flu” on the Slope, the Crescent Club did not convene last Friday.

Miss Alice Hartley is taking an enforced vacation from her school work in Emmett due to the closing of schools there on account of Flu.

Miss Gertrude McSparran is very ill with Flu at the G. A. Warden home. Mrs. McSparran of Montour is expected today to help care for her.

Miss Emma Davis, Mrs. Warden’s niece, is recovering nicely. Mrs. Warden is on the sick list this (Friday) morning.
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Upper Mesa

Lester Downing is having his turn with the Flu, but is getting better.
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Vanderdassen school is closed; both teachers have the flu.

Mr. and Mrs. Pell Johnson and Arnold have the flu, also Josephine Wilson and her mother.

Mr. Newell gave some folks quite a scare Monday when he thought he had the flu and warned people to leave the store as soon as possible. It developed that is was a false alarm, so no one was in danger and all is well.
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Central Mesa
Regina Conrad

The “Flu” isn’t very bad in this neighborhood, but we don’t want to brag.

Byron Knee is reported to be ill with the flu.

Lou Sorensen has had a bad cold or the flu; don’t know which.

Mr. Aston, who has the “flu,” is getting along nicely.
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News of Soldiers

News from Clair Shane, who has been sick with Flu at Camp Lewis for several weeks, is that he is convalescent now and steadily improving.

Abe Hitt arrived the last of the week from Frisco on leave. He is one of Uncle Sam’s navy boys and is scheduled to report for duty Jan. 3. On account of an attack of diphtheria his leave of absence has been extended until he recovers.

source: The Emmett Index. (Emmett, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Emmett Index. January 02, 1919, Page 5

Emmett News

Mrs. Robert Burlingame was called to substitute in the Lincoln school one day last week in the absence of Miss Jones, the latter being ill.

Miss Florence Anderson returned Sunday to her school duties at Rexburg having spent a couple of months at home, the schools of that place having remained closed continuously.

Earl Seaman is reported on the sick list.

Mrs. M. A. Turner went to Caldwell on Tuesday to nurse sick folks.

Mrs. E. O. Mech went to Boise yesterday to visit her daughter Martha, who is a victim of the Flu.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Hunter are victims of the Flu.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, of the High Valley ranger station, are inmates of a Boise hospital. Mrs. Miller is recovering nicely from an operation for appendicitis, but Frank is quite ill with the Flu.

Mrs. W. S. Keith, city editor of The Index, is confined to her home by an attack of the Flu, and W. S. himself is keeping her company, though not afflicted. Mrs. K. is improving and has been furnishing a goodly batch of news by courier this week.

The condition of C. A. West, who has suffered a severe attack of pneumonia is reported as very favorable, and unless complications develop, an early recovery is probably. Mrs. West, who also has been ill is much improved. Mr. West’s mother arrived a short time ago, and is assisting the nurse in the care of the patients.

There is only one case of Flu at Joel Brown’s boarding house at the mill. He is James Jensen, who is doing fine.

Mrs. Everett Barton and little son returned Tuesday from Boise. Mrs. Barton states that her brother-in-law, Cartee Wood, was home from Camp Lewis on furlough. While returning to camp, he contracted influenza, but was able to reach the hospital and is doing nicely.

Mrs. E. L. Holverson entertained a number of friends at dinner Monday evening in her usual charming manner. Later in the evening the guests were augmented by members of the Neuaneen Club, their husbands and a few others, and dancing was enjoyed.

The Go-Get-‘Em Club enjoyed another of their popular dancing parties last Friday evening at Rebekah hall. The affair was in the nature of a “hard time party” and was planned and carried out accordingly. The costumes ranged from the “sublime to the ridiculous” and glowing reports are heard of the jolly time the youngsters enjoyed.
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Southern Idaho Changes Time

Southern Idaho went on Pacific time New Year’s morning, switching from mountain time. Clocks were turned back one hour. All time tables on the Oregon Short Line railroad governing trains operating west of Pocatello have been placed on a new schedule. The change caused considerable confusion, but this will all disappear in a few days.

source: The Emmett Index. (Emmett, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Daily Star-Mirror., January 02, 1919, Page 1


Enrollment of High School Large
First Day of Opening Found 80 Per Cent Of Students Were Present

The enrollment and attendance at the Moscow high school which reopened Monday, after being closed for several weeks, is encouraging. The highest point reached by the enrollment prior to the influenza epidemic was 233 and on the first day school opened 80 percent of 192 of the students were present. The second day the enrollment increased to 82 per cent or 197 students and it is believed that within a week or 10 days, if the influenza disappears from Moscow, the enrollment and attendance will be normal. There are six new students enrolled this week. A nurse is employed by the school board and has charge of the health of the students all of whom are carefully watched for any symptoms of influenza.

Creekmur’s business college, which has also reopened, has 30 students enrolled as compared with 50, the highest point before the epidemic closed the school. Several students from outside of Moscow are enrolled in the business college.

It is expected the public schools will open Monday, January 6, the day the University of Idaho opens, and it is hoped to keep them open until the end of the school year. The board is working on a plan to secure the usual number of days attendance for the school year and make up for the time lost by the closing for influenza. Several plans are being considered but none have been adopted yet. It is thought that school will continue until the middle of June instead of closing in May, as has been the custom.

source: The Daily Star-Mirror. (Moscow, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Daily Star-Mirror., January 02, 1919, Page 3

City News

Mrs. Addie Perry went to Coeur d’Alene yesterday where she was called by the illness of pneumonia of her daughter, Mrs. Joe T. Perry.

Jay Carithres left today for his home at Poneroy, called by the illness of his wife, who has influenza.
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Paul Ostroot Returns.

Ensign Paul Ostroot returned home from Pelham, N. Y., last evening on a 15 days’ furlough. Paul entered the service last May and has been with the naval officers reserve corps. He has just received his commission. On his return he finds his folks, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ostroot and family, in quarantine from influenza. But all are improving nicely and expect to soon to have the quarantine lifted, so they can visit with the returned sailor.

source: The Daily Star-Mirror. (Moscow, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Nezperce Herald., January 02, 1919, Page 4


Schools Close Again.

Superintendent Rehberg was taken with the influenza last Friday and two other teachers, Mrs. Omans and Miss Mae McLeod, were ill also, so the school was closed at once and will probably remain closed until the flu is entirely wiped out of Kamiah. There had been considerable discussion about closing through the week, but the illness of the superintendent and so many of the teachers settled the matter without action of the board. Miss Richmond is also sick at Orofino, having gone home the first of the week. – Progress.
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News Of Our Neighbors

The Orofino schools reopened Monday, after an extended vacation on account of the flue epidemic.

Karl C. Frank, the tombstone man of this section with headquarters at Kamiah, is adding a new 18×28-foot building and considerable improved machinery to his plant. He now employs a force of four to eight men and is able to furnish a product second to none.
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Lose Last Son.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mathews were called upon Tuesday to lose their remaining son, Clifford, who fell victim to pneumonia following an attack of the flu. Clifford was taken ill about three weeks ago, and seemingly was on the road to recovery when reaction set in and pneumonia developed.

His brother Don, preceded him to the great beyond a short time ago. – Winchester Journal.

source: The Nezperce Herald. (Nezperce, Idaho), 02 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Schools, Rathdrum, Idaho ca. 1909 (1)


courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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January 3

The Rathdrum Tribune., January 03, 1919, Page 1


Idaho State News Items.

Moscow was placed under the tightest influenza quarantine it has had, for one week beginning last Saturday. The ban includes lodges and churches and all gatherings excepting the high school.

The University of Idaho opens for the winter quarter Jan. 6. Short practical courses in mining, dairying and forestry will also begin on that date.

Idaho furnished 13,060 volunteers for active service in France and in shipbuilding, and 11,842 drafted. The registrants not called numbered 107,555.
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From Over The County

Spirit Lake

E. Hammacher, who died Christmas day of influenza, aged 37, was buried Friday. He was in the laundry business in Spirit Lake for seven years, and leaves a widow and six children.

Mrs. H. Oldenburg died Friday night of influenza-pneumonia. Saturday morning her 3-year-old daughter, Ruth, died of the same disease.
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Flu cases are abating.

Frank Roscow of Black Lake died Dec. 20 from influenza. He was born in Harrison in 1894. His wife died of influenza Dec. 14.
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Coeur D’Alene

Schools reopen Jan. 6, but the law compelling attendance will be suspended for a time.

Herbert Shearer, age 14, died at Charles Feely’s farm on Rathdrum prairie, from pneumonia.

Howard Laabs, age 15, son of A. O. Laabs of Dalton Gardens, died of tonsillitis with complications.

Last Sunday evening vandals stole Dr. J. M. Busby’s Haynes car.
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World News In Brief

It is estimated the 350,000 persons have died of influenza in the United States during the present epidemic.

There were 180 deaths in Spokane from influenza during December and 425 since the outbreak of the epidemic.
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To Ban Illiteracy
Law Wanted to Educate Unlettered Idaho Citizens.

Boise, Dec. 28 – A bill proving that all persons over 16 years of age who can not read and write the English language, shall attend night school for a certain number of hours each school year until such knowledge is attained and making financial provisions for such schools in all districts was unanimously endorsed by the conference of superintendents and principals and of the executive board of the Idaho State Teachers’ association at the closing sessions today.

The bill was recommended by the Americanization committee of the state council of defense.

The last official census of Idaho shows that the state has 5453 persons over the age of 10 years who are illiterate, or 2.2 per cent. Of illiterate males of voting age there are 3415 or 3.1 per cent.

source: The Rathdrum Tribune. (Rathdrum, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Rathdrum Tribune., January 03, 1919, Page 2

State Educators Meet
Matters Discussed at Boise Last Week.

Supt. L. O. Swenson of the Rathdrum schools gives the Tribune an account of the meeting at Boise, which he attended:

The state superintendents’ meeting at Boise was rather poorly attended this year. However, about sixty educators from every part of the state came together to discuss the needs of our schools today.

In many ways Education has today a new significance. The importance of education, both general and technical, has been revealed by the war. It has revealed, also, some ways in which our schools have failed to reach out far enuf [sic]. Large numbers of men of draft age were found unfit for military service. Altogether too many of these men were found to be illiterate and even had to be taught to speak English before they could render service of the nature our Government asked of them. These and many other timely subjects were discussed and remedies and reconstruction debated.

Definite action was taken looking toward the solution of many of these problems. More practical physical education was recommended, instead of devoting much stress on athletics which developed only a part of the student body. Many schools have medical inspection of pupils by either nurses or doctors, and such examinations have revealed most extraordinary conditions in the schools where this important work has been undertaken.

Much attention was given to the question of better rural schools, and the preparation of rural school teachers. It was agreed that our High Schools are not properly preparing those pupils who are constantly entering rural school work. Committees that had been at work for some time on the reconstruction of high school courses reported, and recommended and additional teachers’ training course to be offered including the subjects of Arithmetic, Geography and Grammar. Definite outlines were presented which give a new viewpoint of these subjects. The short course that prospective rural teachers get at the normal schools can only include methods and actual professional training and must exclude to a large extent the subject matter of the subjects taught. …

The loss of time because of epidemic conditions has been general all over the state. It was felt that pupils should be promoted despite shortened semesters. If the less essential be eliminated, and more intensive work done by pupils from now on – it was the consensus of opinion that the many difficulties in the way of materially lengthening the school year could be avoided.
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It is interesting to note that leading physicians of Boise believe that restricting public gatherings and quarantining do no good in fighting influenza that the epidemic must be allowed to run its course until everybody susceptible to it has had the disease and becomes immune or until they can be immunized with serum. Needless to say many people are not ready to agree to letting the scourge have an absolutely free hand. It is too dangerous, especially with the apparently universal insufficiency and often inefficiency of facilities for taking care of an unlimited number of patients.
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The school superintendents who met at Boise drew some lessons from the war and believe that more attention should be given to the physical training of students. It is wisely suggested that while the training of teams for inter scholastic games is alright if not overdone, the physical exercise of the student who does not or cannot qualify for a place on a team should not be wholly or partly neglected.
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Guard against the flu. It is not over yet.
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Flu Is Worse at Spirit Lake.

People visiting Rathdrum from Spirit Lake state that the influenza situation is much worse in Spirit Lake now then heretofore. There are fifty cases, it is said, and on Tuesday a strict ban was put on all public gatherings including the schools.
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Died In The Service
Oscar Sheffield Succumbs to Pneumonia.

News of the death of Oscar Sheffield of the signal corps, at Newport News, Virginia, were received last Saturday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Sheffield of Rathdrum prairie, and puts another gold star in Rathdrum’s service flag. A telegram the day before announced that the young man was very low with pneumonia, so that the sad news of his death was not entirely unexpected. His uncle, Edgar Sheffield of Washington, D. C., was with him when he died. The body is being shipped home for burial, and is expected tomorrow. It is thought the funeral will be held Sunday or Monday.

Oscar Sheffield was well known on Rathdrum prairie where he was reared. He was 23 years of age and had entered the army under the selective service act early last summer with a Kootenai county contingent, was assigned to signal corps work and trained at Camp Fremont, Calif., before being taken east preparatory for transport overseas. He had recently contracted influenza which developed into pneumonia. His good qualities made him many friends who join in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.
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Good Will rules the new world as fear governed the old world. Through sharing food America helps make the whole world kin.

source: The Rathdrum Tribune. (Rathdrum, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Rathdrum Tribune., January 03, 1919, Page 3

Schools Will Re-open Monday, January 6th.

The local schools will begin work again next Monday. It is urged that every pupil begin promptly on the first day and continue uninterruptedly the rest of the school year, says Supt. Swenson. The work will be so planned that the essentials will be covered in each subject. More intensive work will be required of pupils and regular attendance must be insisted on as every day will count.

Parents can do much to encourage pupils to do more work at home than has previously been the case. Two hours of home study for High School students is important if they are to keep their work up to standard. Some must do even more to complete their grade this year. However, those who do consistent hard work should have no fear as to promotion.
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Personal Mention.

Claud Fryer of Corvallis, Ore., who has been visiting at the Layton home, is quarantined with the influenza.

Mrs. C. L. Powell, who has been in a hospital at Spokane for several weeks, has returned to her home here.

Harry Peters was in from Hauser yesterday on business. He reported his brother, Ed, quite ill in Spokane as the result of a relapse of influenza.

Mrs. Margaret Scott, the principal of the grade school has returned from a vacation.

Miss Violet Packer has returned from her home at Harrison, and will resume teaching in the local schools next Monday.

Miss Elsie Papendick arrived home Monday from Spokane, for a vacation from her work as a student nurse in the Deaconess hospital.

Ernest Pleger of Garwood reports that his son, Rudolph, is in the military camp at Alexandria, Va. He was bound for service overseas but the ship turned back in mid-ocean when news of the armistice was received. No news has come regarding Mr. Pleger’s son, Adolph, since he was reported to have died of pneumonia in France last fall.
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Local Paragraphs.

Some Rathdrum folks watched the old year out and the new year in.

After three weeks, two new cases of influenza appeared in Rathdrum. Both were promptly quarantined, one at Mrs. G. W. Sylvester’s home, and the other a visiting student soldier at the M. B. Layton home. One case of varioloid* is also under quarantine.

[* varioloid – a mild form of smallpox affecting people who have already had the disease or have been vaccinated against it.]

source: The Rathdrum Tribune. (Rathdrum, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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American Falls Press. January 03, 1919, Page 1


Swindler Is Sentenced.
Brooklyn Medical Faker Gets Fine and Imprisonment for Fraud.

Accused of having manufactured and sold to influenza sufferers thousands of boxes of aspirin tablets composed principally of talcum powder, Joseph M. G. Turkay, head of the Verandah Chemical company of Brooklyn, was found guilty Monday of the violation of the sanitary code and sentenced to three years in the penitentiary with a fine of $500. The sentence was the most severe ever imposed in the country for such an offense.
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Clocks Turned Back But Meal Time Advances
Business Men and Schools Decide to Observe Old Time, Regardless of Change in Clocks – Meal Times Simply Come an Hour Earlier.

Southern Idaho, west of Pocatello, went on Pacific time New Year’s day. Pacific time may be popular with the railroad administration in Washington, but it does not take well here. While all dutifully turned their clocks back an hour, they have not made a corresponding change in their habits nor in their meal times.

Superintendent Wallis was among the first to realize what the change meant. Darkness not only came in what appeared to be the middle of the afternoon, but the children also came — some on mountain time, some on Pacific time, and some on their own time. There was no uniformity, unless it was a go-as-you-please attitude adopted by nearly everybody.

In order to ascertain sentiment, and to secure uniformity, Mr. Wallis circulated a paper among business men, bearing the following heading:

“American Falls, Idaho, January 2, [1919], Shall we observe the following hours: opening at 7, lunch at 11, closing at 5, new time; yes, no.”

This was circulated among the business houses, and with one exception, all signed yes. One of the signers favored a compromise between the two times, by opening at 7:30, and closing at 5:30, new time. The sentiment was so nearly unanimous as to secure the ready adoption of the hours suggested. The schools have also fallen in line, and will open at 8 and close at 3, new time, with the noon intermission beginning at 11.

It seems a little strange to go to lunch at 11, and stranger still to arise at 6, but quitting work at 5 seems like beating the game. In time we may get used to it, but the men who are responsible for forcing the new time on us are not very popular just now.

source: American Falls Press. (American Falls, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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American Falls Press. January 03, 1919, Page 8

People and Events

Owing to the change of time and the earlier opening of school, curfew is to be strictly enforced. School children, unless accompanied by parents, are required to be off the streets and at home by 8 o’clock p.m.

There is said to be a revival of the flu west of the river.

Frank Westerbeck was in from Prosperity today and reports that the flu situation is not as good as it has been.

Mrs. Henry Fervern, of Prosperity, died yesterday from pneumonia following the flu. She leaves a husband and two or three children. Mr. Fervern is said to be very sick.

Miss Garlock, teacher of the first grade, in the American Falls schools, is seriously ill with pneumonia at her home in Custer, South Dakota. Miss Garlock went home to spend the holidays when it was decided not to open the schools before the first of the year. It is not known whether she will return here or not.

J. P. Mehlhaff, manager of the Leader Hardware company, is down with the flu.

T. E. St. John, who came down with the flu and was taken to the hospital Christmas day, was able to go home New Year’s day. He will remain at home for a few days until he regains his strength.

Mrs. Minerva Tiechert and babe are reported to be seriously ill with the flu. Mrs. Tiechert is at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Kohlhiipp. Mr. Tiechert is serving with the American forces in France.

Gus Ghering died at his home west of town yesterday morning of pneumonia following influenza. Mr. Ghering was one of the prominent young men of the Pleasant Valley country, and was very highly esteemed.

The busiest place in American Falls this week is the county treasurer’s office. Saturday is the last day for the payment of taxes before the penalty is added.
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After seeking a science teacher for months, without success, the school trustees of Independent District No. 1 have employed as teacher of the eighth grade Miss Gladys Trout of Parma, and apportioned as much of the science work among the grade teachers as they can handle. Miss Trout is a graduate of the Lewiston Normal, and an experienced eighth grade teacher. Miss Inez Gillett of Burley, a graduate of the Kansas state normal, has been secured for the fifth and third grades in the Washington school.

source: American Falls Press. (American Falls, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Clearwater Republican. January 03, 1919, Page 1


Official Proceedings of County Commissioners.

Orofino, Idaho, Dec. 13, 1918.

… Board of County Commissioners hereby confirm arrangement made at meeting of board of health, November 15, 1918, attended by Commissioners C. A. Pittwood and Fred Choate and county Physician E. W. Horswil, whereat, upon representation and request of Mrs. M. B. Britan, chair Clearwater County Red Cross, a Clearwater county red Cross hospital service was temporarily established for the care of influenza patients. Claims for medical attention and nursing, supplies and other hospital expenses, when properly approved by the proper hospital officers, will be considered and allowed by the board in regular way. Hospital expenses for patients to be charged for and collected, as provided by law for the maintenance of temporary hospital service.

source: Clearwater Republican. (Orofino, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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High School, Weiser, Idaho ca. 1910 (1)


courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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Cottonwood Chronicle. January 03, 1919, Page 1


Flu Ban Lifted In Cottonwood
People Rejoice That Restrictions are Removed Schools Open

People of Cottonwood generally rejoiced Monday when it was announced that owing to the great improvement in influenza conditions in the city, the ban which has been on practically for forty days would be removed and permit the general resumption of business again.

The city council met Monday afternoon and decided it was no longer necessary to keep the ban on as there has been no new cases of influenza for two weeks and all the old cases reported out of danger. Father Willibrord of the Catholic church and professor Lustie were appointed by the council to act on the health board in conjunction with the city council.

The ban was raised on everything. Schools opened Thursday morning and the catholic school will open Monday. Pool rooms opened also on Monday and Sunday the moving picture shows will start, opening with Douglas Fairbanks featuring in a good reel.

This is more than good news to those who have been practically tied down and their movements restricted to a limited amount of business which was considered absolutely necessary. However, everyone should yet use some caution and try to prevent as far as possible another spread of the epidemic. They should refrain from expectorating on the sidewalks or in other public places – if you must spit do so in the fireplace or stove. When unnecessary people should not crowd together and expose themselves.
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To Preach Funeral

Rev. E. L. Tabor was called to Canfield, Idaho on the Domancq Plains yesterday yesterday to conduct the funeral service of Charles Clark who died Monday from an attack of influenza. deceased leaves a wife and three little children. The trip is a rough one, part of it is having to be made over trails on horseback.
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The Force Observes

Of course the office force observed New Year’s Day. They heard it was coming so they quit work and “rubbered” as it flitted by. They say it was a beautiful sight. This week the paper has been issued under some difficulties. One of the employees was laid off last Friday by illness and the editor also has been gone, leaving us somewhat handicapped. Any noticeable shortcomings in the appearance of the paper this week may be attributable to the above reasons.

source: Cottonwood Chronicle. (Cottonwood, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Cottonwood Chronicle. January 03, 1919, Page 6

Cottonwood And Vicinity
Personal Mention and Local Happenings of the Week

Has the cold weather killed the flu pest?

The hardest thing to do this week was to keep warm.

No new cases of influenza are reported in Cottonwood up to this writing, Thursday afternoon. The only remaining old case is that of Pete Hermes. His case has been severe and his appearance proves he has had a hard siege of it, being reduced to a mere shadow of his former self.

Miss Hazel Calhoun, the nurse, is taking a vacation in Spokane.

Ed Eckerman who has been seriously ill is slowly recovering

Miss Anna Brugeman who has been seriously ill with pneumonia is now out of danger.

Rev. E. L. Tabor announces that he will hold services at the Methodist church Sunday at 11 a.m.

H. F. Arnzen, a Green creek farmer, transacted business here Tuesday. Mr. Arnzen reports no cases of influenza in his neighborhood.
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Fifty-Seven Varieties Weather This Week

The ban on zero weather was raised Wednesday afternoon and remained on until Thursday evening when it again become cold. The temperature rose suddenly from near zero to 35 above. Clouded skies was responsible. Everyone is thankful for even a slight change from the variety of weather we had during the first of the week.
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Influenza patients – Your eyes may have been affected by your illness. Have your eyes tested by a registered optician. Dr. Schilling will be at Cottonwood Hotel Jan. 27-28.

source: Cottonwood Chronicle. (Cottonwood, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Kendrick Gazette. January 03, 1919, Page 1


Still The Flu Continues

Another flurry occurred in the flu situation, beginning last Friday. There are now in the neighborhood of twenty-five cases in town, all but one or two of them being in a very light form. There are also a considerable number of cases in the country tributary to Kendrick.

Dr. Kelly, the only physician here, is kept very busy handling both the town and country practice.
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Dr. Kelly Here

Dr. Kelly of Lewiston was secured to tide over the emergency in Kendrick, in the absence of Dr. Rothwell who is in Lewiston recuperating from the attack of influenza which he suffered several weeks ago. Dr. Kelly has been very busy attending to the flu cases in Kendrick and the surrounding country. It is very fortunate that his services could be secured.

Dr. Herrington returned to Moscow last week, leaving the town without a physician for a short time until Dr. Kelly’s arrival.
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It has not been definitely determined whether school will start Monday or not, but it is generally believed it will be discontinued for at least another week.
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Big Bear Ridge

The A. Kleth family are ill with the influenza.
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Death of Carl Gentry

James Carl Gentry, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gentry, was born at Crane, Missouri, March 31, 1909. He moved with his parents to big Bear ridge, in December of 1914, where he has lived until he was called to a better Home, December 29th, 1918, aged 9 years, 8 months and 28 days. He has been ill for almost a month, and everything was done by kind hands to ease his sufferings. He has faithfully attended Sunday school and school here and will be greatly missed by his many friends and schoolmates. …
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Juliaetta Items

As there are no cases of flu in town school started again last Monday.

There was a watch meeting at the U. B. church New Year’s eve. The weather was very cold but in spite of this quite a crowd gathered to watch the old year out.

source: The Kendrick Gazette. (Kendrick, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Kendrick Gazette. January 03, 1919, Page 4

Noted Persons Die

Missoula, Mont. – Chief Mois [?] of the Flathead Indian tribe is dead of influenza.
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Idaho News Paragraphs
Recent Happenings in This State Given in Brief Items for Busy Readers

The influenza epidemic is now on the decline at Genesee.

Kendrick has a number of new cases of influenza, according to report.

The Lewiston public schools and the Lewiston state normal school reopened for work Monday, after having been closed for 10 weeks on account of influenza.

The tightest quarantine that has been put on in Moscow went into effect at midnight Sunday, after which all churches, picture shows, lodge meetings and every other gathering is forbidden for a period of one week.

source: The Kendrick Gazette. (Kendrick, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Kendrick Gazette. January 03, 1919, Page 8


At a combined meeting of the school board and village council last Saturday morning it was decided to postpone school for at least another week. This action was taken on account of the increased number of influenza cases. The same action was taken by the school board at Moscow.

George Wayland returned from Bovill shortly before Christmas to visit his family near Kendrick. He has been night watchman at one of the camps and expects to return as soon as his son has recovered from influenza.

Loyd Waltz returned last week from Camp Dodge, Iowa, having received his honorable discharge from the army. The first of the week he was taken ill with influenza but is said to be getting along nicely.
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Southwick Items

No new cases of flu have developed at Southwick yet. Chester McIver and family are recovering from the disease.

source: The Kendrick Gazette. (Kendrick, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Idaho Recorder. January 03, 1919, Page 1


Victims Of Scourge Grow In Number

Dr. W. C. Whitwell

We are called upon in the midst of afflictions never before equaled in Salmon in numerous visitation of death to record the passing of [?] best beloved citizen, Dr. William Carroll Whitwell, who was called from the midst of his activities on Sunday morning, December 29, a martyr to the high service to which he had devoted himself.

It was only the day before his own attack, ten days ago, after the long vigils of night after night passed in sick rooms, that Dr. Whitwell was seen in the early morning on the street, still hurrying to minister to those who needed his help, when it was evident that he was well nigh expected. “I am all right,” he would say to his friends who were anxious that he save himself from too much exertion when it was well known that he was not at any time lately in robust health. And so he continued to serve in his high calling all who needed his service and skill, carrying good cheer with him wherever he went. Thus he spent a long life, for he was 68 years old on December 13, sixteen days before his passing. …
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Mrs. Arthur Greene.

Mrs. Mary Foley Greene, wife of Arthur Green, the Salmon grocery merchant, died on the night of New Year’s day from the effects of an attack of influenza, with which all the members of the family except Mr. Greene and the daughter, Dering, who is in New York, had been afflicted at the same time. Mrs. Greene was thought to be well on the road to recovery and arose from her bed in the morning. In the evening acute affection of the heart was manifest, however, and death resulted about 10 o’clock. …

The two daughters and son at home are reported out of danger from their attacks of flu. …
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Miss Katheryn Staudaher

Miss Katheryn Staudaher died at the home of her parents in Salmon last Saturday morning, the second member of this family falling under the inroads of the prevailing epidemic. A son, William Staudaher, passed way a few days before the daughter, while the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Staudaher, were critically ill. Mrs. Staudaher from Dillon, a sister-in-law, came over to Salmon Friday to render loving care and comfort in this stricken home. The young woman, Katheryn had been unconscious before the aunt came but with mind cleared for a time just before the end she told the aunt how hard it was for her to die because she said, she had engaged herself to become the wife of a young soldier in France whom she expected soon to be back home from his great patriotic service abroad. The daughter and son thus taken were the eldest of the family. One other only is now left, a son, Victor, who has been visiting in Boise. An uncle from that city came to Salmon on Monday and was accompanied the body of Katheryn to the capital city for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Staudaher, the parents, are now considered safely passed through their own illness. In all their afflictions they have had every care that neighbors and friends could give them.
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Clarence Ashton

Clarence Ashton, sixteen year-old son of George Ashton, died at the home of his mother near Salmon December 30, from the effects of influenza. The burial took place January 1.
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Edmund Dow Crist

Edmund Dow Crist, well known as the foreman on the Palmer ranch, formerly owned by Martin Curran and now by Joe Ybanguen, died January 1 from the effects of an attack of influenza that had appeared only a few days before. He was 32 years of age and leaves a family of wife and two children. Mr. Crist was a thoroughgoing live stock man.
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Many Flu Cases in Challis.

According to the Messenger there have developed fifty cases of flu at Challis and in Round valley, while ten cases are reported in the Pahsimaroi.

source: The Idaho Recorder. (Salmon City, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Idaho Recorder. January 03, 1919, Page 4

No Fear and All Care in Treatment of Influenza

According to the report brought to Salmon by Dr. Stratton, who has just come from the east, the doctors, even those who are eminent in the practice of medicine, have yet to discover a specific for the successful cure of so-called influenza. The disease is general throughout the country, in some localities more virulent than in others, but puzzling physicians everywhere, says Dr. Stratton, and all are doing what they can to effect cures. In the opinion of well informed medical men the disease is yet to be mastered, but no fear and all care seem to be having the best results in its treatment so far along.
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Frederick A. Road

Frederick A. Road died Saturday at his home on River street after a two weeks’ illness of influenza. he was 38 years of age. He leaves a widow and four children, one of them a baby, others having been ill in the same household but now considered out of danger. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Sam Hershberger of Salmon and Mrs. Martin of Casper, Wyoming; also two brothers, Rodney Road of California, and Harry Road who is in the army, sick at Camp Lewis.
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Card of Thanks

The family of the late Fred Road wish to express their sincere thanks to neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness during their sickness and at the death of father and husband. Mrs. Road and Family

source: The Idaho Recorder. (Salmon City, Idaho), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Caldwell Tribune. January 03, 1919, Page 1

Schools Open Again Monday
Unless Unforeseen Developments Arise – 178 Cases of Flu – Nine Deaths Is Record of the City.

Unless something unforeseen arises the schools of Caldwell will open again next Monday and remain open for the balance of the school term. Such was the statement of superintendent Clifford, Tuesday.

The Flu epidemic is now under control in the city and the school board considers it safe to reopen the schools. Miss Ida Gowey, public school nurse, has made a thorough canvass of the city. There are now less than a dozen cases under quarantine.

178 Cases All Told.

According to the report of Miss Gowey to the school board 178 cases of Spanish Influenza were reported and quarantined from the beginning of the epidemic to and including Monday last. There were nine deaths from influenza in this city and there are now eight cases under quarantine. This record, in the opinion of the school board, and present conditions warrants the reopening of school Monday next.
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Canyon Hill

Mrs. A. B. Lewis was called to Salt Lake by telegraph Friday. Her daughter and two grandchildren were seriously ill with the Flu and not expected to recover. Mrs. Lewis left on the 7:23 train for Salt Lake, and A. B. is batching while Mrs. Lewis is away.

Fred Myers and family are recovering from the Flu. There were nine of the Myers family confined at Fred’s home at one time. We hope for their speedy recovery.

Mr. Short and family are all down with the Flu.
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Mrs. A. J. Rockwood and son Chelsea who have been ill with influenza are convalescent.

Miss Buckner and Miss Reese, who have been having Flu, have returned hoe from the Parma hospital.
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City and County Intelligence

Miss Orabelle Raymond, who had a sung case of Flu in November is once again perfectly restored and anxious for the Parma schools to start on the 6th.

Miss Iva Raymond is keeping house for Mrs. Hart’s tots in the Rice home on Canyon Hill and Mrs. Rice has been for five weeks caring for Mrs. Hart in her tussle with the Flu.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Canyon Hill cemetery for D. D. Sasser, Jr., who died Monday of Spanish influenza. Mr. Sassar’s home was at Emmett. He is survived by his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. D. D. Sassar of Boise; his wife and two children; and two sisters, Mrs. R. A. Thornton of Caldwell, and Mrs. Donald Merritt of Portland.

source: The Caldwell Tribune. (Caldwell, Idaho Territory [Idaho]), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Caldwell Tribune. January 03, 1919, Page 5

Items of Interest From Surrounding Territory

Pleasant Ridge

Mrs. Geo. Spriger was very ill all last week with a cold on her lungs.

The Earwood family is on the sick list this week.
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Influenza conditions in this vicinity [?] new case having been reported.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Thrailkill spent three days at Christmas with relatives in Boise. Upon returning home Mrs. Thrailkill was taken ill with influenza and although recovering rapidly is still confined to her home.
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Midway News

Mrs. Charles Budell has been suffering from the influenza, but is able to be up at this time.

W. L. Lake is on the sick list.
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Franklin News

The Franklin school closed again last week to remain closed until January 6th.

A number of families in Franklin are ill with influenza.

Mr. John Baumgartner has been on the sick list for the past few days but is improving nicely now.
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Brier Rose

W. A. Douglass has not been feeling well lately.
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Marble Front

Mrs. Bedal has just returned from Parma where she has been nursing her brother and family through an attack of the influenza.

The S. P. Corn family is just recovering from an attack of influenza.

source: The Caldwell Tribune. (Caldwell, Idaho Territory [Idaho]), 03 Jan. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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School photos courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho

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