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Idaho 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic

Part 38

Idaho Newspaper clippings March 7, 1919

Photos courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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March 7

The Idaho Republican. March 07, 1919, Page 2


19190307TIR2Predicts Recurrence of Influenza Next Winter
Surgeon General of Navy Urges Congress to Make Appropriation for Research

Washington. — Recurrence next winter of the influenza epidemic which caused thousands of deaths in all parts of the country during the past five months was predicted Wednesday by Rear Admiral W. C. Braisted, surgeon general of the navy in a letter to representative Fess of Ohio, urging that an appropriation be made by congress for research work to determine the cause of the disease and its cure.

An appropriation of $300,000 for the study of disease is carried in the sundry civil appropriation bill, now before the house, but Admiral Braisted said this would not be sufficient to undertake the research work on the necessary large scale. He recommended a special appropriation to be divided between the public health service, the surgeon general of the army and the surgeon general of the navy.
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The dance here last Saturday evening was well attended. Many Blackfoot people who came up to see the game on that night also attended the dance.

Several young people of Shelley attended the dance at Firth last Thursday evening.

An unpleasant snow-storm and blizzard hit this section last Thursday evening lasting for two or three hours. The roads drifted, making many of the side roads impassable for cars, the main road has remained fairly good tho.
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The Parent-Teachers’ association met for the first time this year at the school house Friday, Feb. 28. Owning to the inclemency of weather there was not a large attendance. … The next meeting will be in two weeks.

Several sleigh loads of young people from here attended the basket social at Grandview Saturday evening.

The local Red Cross chapter are now making garments for the Belgian refugees. Any one wishing to help may get the material at the school house from Mrs. Andrews. In the future the meetings will be held every two weeks, Thursday 3:30 p.m. at the school house.
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George Wareing has entered high school. He started Monday.
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A welcome-home party and dance was given last Friday in honor of the soldier boys, who have returned from the service. …
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The boys from here who have arrived home are very glad to see their home town and familiar faces. There are quite a number still in the service. …

source: The Idaho Republican. (Blackfoot, Idaho), 07 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Idaho Republican. March 07, 1919, Page 4


Mrs. Maude Farnsworth was on the sick list the past week.

J. W. Fay is on the sick list.

Mrs. Cyrus Farnsworth, who has been seriously ill, is reported to be improving.

(ibid, page 4)
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The Idaho Republican. March 07, 1919, Page 5

Local News

County agent, M. O. Monroe, was ill the last of the week and unable to attend to his duties.

Mrs. Denton, teacher at the Prairy [sic] Gem school, visited in Blackfoot, Tuesday, on a return trip from Pocatello, where she spent the weekend.
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Mrs. G. H. Brown and family are victims of the flu.

There are a number of families in this neighborhood who have influenza in their households at the present time.
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August Sjostrom, who has been with the colors, is home again. He did not go overseas, as one leg which was injured in an auto accident some time ago, gave out in a thirty mile force march, given as a durance [sic] test just before the boys were to sail. This condemned him from overseas work, so he was transferred to the dental department of the army training camp and did his bit fixing up the boys, who had had no previous trouble with Ford cars.
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Mr. Snyder Bit By Mad Dog

A. J. Snyder of Springfield was bitten Saturday by a dog that bore every evidence of being mad. The head of the animal was sent to Boise and it was proved very emphatically that the animal was suffering with rabies.

The treatment for such a bite was immediately telegraphed to proper authorities and Mr. Snyder is being treated with good results so far.

(ibid, page 5)
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The Idaho Republican. March 07, 1919, Page 3

19190307TIR3Got Weary of “Flu” Talk
Visitor to Indianapolis Very Much Fed Up With Conversation Relating to the Epidemic.

L. B. Andrus of Grand Rapids, Mich., chief of the Merchants Heat and Light company, is laboring under the impression that some ‘Hoosier jinx” was trailing him Wednesday evening.

While taking dinner at a hotel he was surrounded by delegates to the casket manufacturers’ convention. After hearing them discuss their business, which discussion naturally had many references to the influenza epidemic, he concluded it was no place for him.

As the evening rolled on, he began debating with himself the question whether the epidemic was going to get him, so he decided to take a Turkish bath. He had only been there a short time when a sick-looking individual came in, and in a conversation with Mr. Andrus said that he had only recently got over a severe case of the influenza, and he had been advised that a Turkish bath would get the poison out of his system and assist him to recover more rapidly.

While he was talking with this man, another man came in sneezing and coughing and inquired of Mr. Andrus whether he thought a Turkish bath would prevent a fellow from getting a bad case of the influenza.

By this time Andrus said to the attendant: “Get me out of here as quickly as possible. I have given about as much time as I care to presiding at the flu conference in Indianapolis.” – Indianapolis News

(ibid, page 3)
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The Idaho Republican. March 07, 1919, Page 8

Young Lady Nurse of Sterling Arrives Home
Miss Hazel Nelson Served Fourteen Months As a Red Cross Nurse
Highly Impressed With Work

Miss Hazel Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Nelson of Sterling, arrived in Blackfoot Tuesday morning and left immediately for the parental home at Sterling, which she left fourteen months ago to enter the service of the United States as a Red Cross nurse. Miss Nelson has enjoyed the work of the Red Cross nursing, in several camps of the states, but did not get to France. At one time she was all ready to set sail but was taken suddenly ill and the journey had to be postponed. She was then booked to leave for France on the fifteenth of November, but the signing of the armistice a few days previous to that date made it necessary to cancel that arrangement.

Miss Nelson was discharged from Camp Jay, Va. at which place she was engaged in the work of receiving overseas soldiers.

She spent most of the time at the Fort Riley, Kan. Red Cross headquarters and it was there that she, together with the balance of the nurse force were asked to attend the sixty-ninth review. This was the first time that a woman had been asked to witness a review and the nurses realized the honor of it all. Miss Nelson says it was a wonderful sight to see 10,000 men and officers in full equipment going thru the detailed routine that is necessary in review before they are demobilized. She also states that the girls drew much attention due to the fact that it was such an unusual incident and also because of the wonderful appearance of the Red Cross capes and uniforms with their right red linings and blue outer surface all thrown back. She says there were moving picture machines and kodaks on them galore and she is the possessor of one of the pictures which she treasures and prizes highly.

On another occasion they had the privilege of getting a general review of 65,000 soldiers in full equipment. The sight, she says, was so wonderful it was beyond expression and one could not help but realize the spendor [sic] of it all and yet it was just a little distressing when one stopped to that what it all meant. At this particular time Miss Nelson stood for two hours and a half with a continuous array of troops passing all the time.

The influenza scurge [sic] bothered quite a little at Fort Riley and for a while the average death toll per day was from eighty to 100 lives.

(ibid, page 8)
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The Rathdrum Tribune., March 07, 1919, Page 1


From Over The County

Post Falls

Mrs. S. M. Chase has been elected chairman of the local Red Cross.
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Mrs. M. J. Sanders of Medimont took the body of her 19-year-old son, Earl Baxter, to New York state for burial.
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Spirit Lake

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Breckenridge entertained the teachers of the Spirit Lake school at their home.
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Coeur D’Alene

A teachers’ examination March 22, is announced by County Sup’t R. C. Egbers.

The board of county commissioners, in session last week adopted a resolution asking that a share of the unused powder in the hands of the government be turned over to this county to assist in clearing land for returned soldiers.

source: The Rathdrum Tribune. (Rathdrum, Idaho), 07 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Rathdrum Tribune., March 07, 1919, Page 2

Former Rathdrum Man Dead

Owen Lavin, age 67, a resident of Opportunity, Wash., died Saturday at the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane of pneumonia following influenza. He retired from the service of the Northern Pacific railway 15 years ago, after 35 years with that company. He served nearly 15 years as section foreman at Rathdrum, Idaho.

He is survived by his widow, Margaret D. Lavin, three sons, Joseph, James and Thomas, all of Spokane, and three daughters, Mrs. T. L. Gibson of Sandpoint, and Mrs. John Sherman of Eastport, Idaho, and Mrs. E. G. Fensler of Spokane.

The funeral was held Monday in Spokane.

(ibid, page 2)
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The Rathdrum Tribune., March 07, 1919, Page 3

Personal Mention

L. A. Woolery returned to Butte, Mont., last Saturday night on receipt of a telegram announcing that his little daughter, Alta, was ill with influenza.

Mrs. C. H. Sheffield and Mrs. D. Z. Lyon went to Spokane Monday for medical treatment. They were accompanied by Mrs. W. H. Cleland.

The Rev. J. G. Carrick was called to Clarkston, Wash., on account of the sickness of his father, but hopes to be back Saturday night.

Dr. D. F. Hollister who has been ill for the past several weeks, with an attack of typhoid, is reported improving.
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Local Paragraphs.

The Rathdrum school board has appointed C. F. Lathrop a trustee to succeed Mrs. F. L. Farnsworth, resigned.

The big snow has caused the price of butter fat to soar again.

(ibid, page 3)
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The Oakley Herald. March 07, 1919, Page 1


Basin Items


The attendance at school is getting larger.

Tessa McIntosh has been very ill.

Mrs. Adam Sagers has been quite ill but is recovering.

Mrs. Rome Thomas is quite ill. She is not yet able to walk.

We have had lots of snow the past week, and a good deal of wind. The snow is drifted in places four and five feet deep.

source: The Oakley Herald. (Oakley, Idaho), 07 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Oakley Herald. March 07, 1919, Page 3

Locals and Personals

We are glad to hear that, as a result of excellent medical care and faithful nursing, Uncle Phil Shaw is well again. Uncle Jimmie Devine and Wm. Whittle were the nurses.

The local Victory Celebration Committee has received word from state senator John McMurray that fifty army rifles will be sent to Oakley for use in the drill on March 17th. This was good news to the boys and to everybody else.

Ulmer Harrison, son of J. U. Harrison of Churchill, and grandson of W. H. Poulton of Oakley, died this week at Kansas City, where he had gone recently to attend an automobile school. Death came to the young man after a very brief illness with pneumonia. The body is being brought back for burial.

(ibid, page 3)
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The Oakley Herald. March 07, 1919, Page 4

Demobilizing Four-footed Heroes of War

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Birds Eye View of Carey, Idaho (1)


Photo courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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Evening Capital News., March 07, 1919, Page 8


Little News of Boise

Pen’s First Funeral

Funeral services were held at the state penitentiary for the first time Thursday afternoon, Deal Alward Chamberlain officiating at the burial of Oliver Lowery. Interment was in the penitentiary cemetery.

Expert In City

George Everson, regional secretary for the northwest National Tuberculosis association, arrived in Boise Wednesday to go over the work and plans for combating tuberculosis in Idaho with Mrs. Athey and Miss Ebba Djupe, welfare nurses.

Examinations Coming

Laura V. Payne, county school superintendent, has announced that eighth grade examinations in Ada county will be held April 9, 10 and 11, and May 27, 28 and 29.

Notice of Teachers’ Examination

Teachers desiring certificates or endorsement will be given an opportunity to write of the subject of state constitution and high school law, Idaho course of study, on high school curriculum, on March 22, 1919. The examination will be held at the county court house. (Signed) Laura V. Paine, Superintendent.

Capitol Appropriations Bill Passes the Senate

Late this afternoon the senate passed the $900,000 appropriation bill, authorizing the construction of the east and west wings to the capitol building. The vote was 23 to 17. The Bill now goes to the governor for signature. The senate also approved the appropriation measure for the Star-McCall road.

Road Opened

The Pacific & Idaho Northern, running from Weiser to New Meadows has broken the snow blockade, which tied up traffic for a number of days and is again running trains on schedule. Trains leave Weiser at 7 a.m., and arrive at New Meadows at 11:10a.m., and returning leave at 11:50 a.m. and arrive at Weiser at 4 p.m.

source: Evening Capital News. (Boise, Idaho), 07 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Evening Capital News., March 07, 1919, Page 9

Around Boise Valley Loop


Dr. John Pipher was a Caldwell visitor yesterday.

Rev. C. C. Eagle was called to Star yesterday to conduct the funeral of B. F. Swalley who died at his home there Wednesday.
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Deer Flat

Mrs. Dennis Scism has been seriously ill for the last few days and is reported no better.

Marion Selby has been on the sick list for the past week and has been unable to attend school.

Mr. Allen had an attack of appendicitis last week but is improving.
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Paul, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stoops, is reported very ill.
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Mrs. Chas. Gerhauser is confined to her home with tonsillitis.

(ibid, page 9)
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Map Around Boise Valley Loop

link: to larger size

courtesy: Justin Smith
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The Idaho Recorder. March 07, 1919, Page 1



Mrs. Frankie Maelzer is seriously ill at her home on Sulphur creek.

The Red Cross will meet with Mrs. George Grubb this Thursday.
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Fourth Of July

Hugh Roberts and wife were in Salmon Saturday to see their daughter, Miss Mary Roberts, who has been staying with the Will Shoup family. Miss Roberts departed Saturday morning for St. Louis where she enters a hospital as a Red Cross nurse.
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M. D. Miller has just finished sawing wood in the basin which has been quite a job trying to get around through the deep snow with his saw.
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Mrs. Joe Pattee was on the sick list last week.

Don Ball of Tendoy and the Bowmans got up a big crowd last Sunday and went for a sleigh ride.
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The E. R. Benedict family are [?] this week, supposedly the flu.

source: The Idaho Recorder. (Salmon City, Idaho), 07 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Idaho Recorder. March 07, 1919, Page 2

19190307IR2107,444 Americans Died or Were Killed in War
Total Deaths From Disease Exceeded Battle Casualties by Five Thousand

Washington, Feb, 25. — Deaths during the war in the American expeditionary forces and among troops in the states from all causes, the war department announced yesterday, numbered 107,444.

Deaths from disease among the troops in the United States totaled 32,737, and from other causes 1,756, giving a total for the troops in this country of 34,493.

The figures for the American expeditionary forces cover the period from April 1, 1917, to Feb. 16, 1919; those for the troops in the United States from April 1, 1917 to Feb. 14, 1919.

The figures show the total deaths from disease exceeded the total battle casualties by more than 5,000.

(ibid, page 2)
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The Idaho Recorder. March 07, 1919, Page 3

Idaho State News

After being for seventeen weeks “cooped up” by the quarantine regulations imposed because of the epidemic of “flu,” the state school for the deaf and dumb at Gooding once more is enjoying having the lid off.

Red Cross workers of Salmon last week forwarded to division headquarters at Seattle a hurry-up allotment of approximately 600 garments intended for Belgian refugee infants. The allotment was finished in a little more than two weeks.

The meeting of the Idaho Cattle and Horse Growers’ association was held in Boise last week. Close to 350 delegates have attended the convention at one time, but this year war conditions and the influenza situation in some parts of the state prevented a record-breaking attendance.

(ibid, page 3)
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Clearwater Republican. March 07, 1919, Page 1


Poor Old Dad

When our government declared war
Against the German Hun,
Dad said to John, it’s up to us
To put them on the run.
Dad was all right, but his hair was white,
Which wouldn’t let him through,
While John was over fighting Huns
Dad done the work for two.

Dad said the way to win this war
Was to work both night and morn
And ship our Allies wheat and meat
While we lived on rye and corn.
When Dad kneeled at his bedside
‘Neath the stars and stripes unfurled,
He did not ask for daily bread
But the freedom of the world.

John fought them like a hero
And showed his Yankee grit,
But they never would have won this war
If Dad hadn’t done his bit.
John fought the Huns in No Man’s Land,
While mother sat and knit,
And Dad worked in the harvest field;
They all have done their bit.

When the Germans saw the stars and stripes
They didn’t lose much time
In trying to save their bacon,
But they couldn’t save the Rhine.
John came back with his medals
And every one was glad,
Will someone pin a medal
On the breast of poor old Dad?

– Exchange.

source: Clearwater Republican. (Orofino, Idaho), 07 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Montpelier Examiner. March 07, 1919, Page 1


Influenza Fatal to Mrs. Henry Cook of Dingle

Mrs. Henry Cook died at her home in Dingle last Tuesday night after an illness of only 48 hours with the influenza. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smedley of Dingle. She was a native of Bear Lake county, having been born at Paris 29 years ago. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, a daughter five years old, a son three years old and a baby daughter three weeks old. Funeral services were held at the grave today.

Mr. Cook, the two older children and Odella Smedley, sister of the deceased, are also down with the flu, but all are reported as being some better yesterday.

source: Montpelier Examiner. (Montpelier, Idaho), 07 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Montpelier Examiner. March 07, 1919, Page 5

Local News

High School Notes
(by Jean Groo)

The health situation in the schools is still good, and none of the cases of influenza now in town can be traced to the schools. We are glad to say that we are all enjoying good health and ready to take our parts in the activities.

(ibid, page 5)
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Montpelier Examiner. March 07, 1919, Page 6

Idaho State News

In 1918 Idahoans purchased War Saving stamps to the amount of $5,861,664.73 in maturity values. This is a per capita purchase of $14.50 for the state.

(ibid, page 6)
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Looking South on Railroad Avenue, Cataldo, Idaho


Photo courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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The Meridian Times., March 07, 1919, Page 1


Dr. Reynolds Takes Charge of Soldiers Home

The appointment of Dr. S. M. C. Reynolds as commander of the Idaho soldiers home was confirmed this week and he took charge Saturday. He will receive a salary of $150 a month. Mrs. Reynolds has been appointed as matron at the home. It is probable that during the next two years a new building will be erected to accommodate the 110 veterans, who are now quartered in the army barracks at Fort Boise.

source: The Meridian Times. (Meridian, Idaho), 07 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Meridian Times., March 07, 1919, Page 6

Important Events of the Past Seven Days Reported by Wire and Prepared for the Benefit of the Busy Reader

The Canadian freight ship Lord Dufferin sank in thirty-six feet of water fifteen minutes after she had been rammed on the port quarter by the troop ship Aquitania off Liberty island, near quarantine, on Friday.

(ibid, page 6)
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The Meridian Times., March 07, 1919, Page 8

Meridian Local News

Mrs. Alice Frazier has been quite ill for several days.

Mr. Privett who has been quarantined at the hotel, is out. Fred C. Adams, of the Adams lunch room, kindly consented to look after his friend, and Fred took his patient safely through a severe siege.

(ibid, page 8)
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Shoshone Journal. March 07, 1919, Page 1



Chris E. Frees, left in bad physical condition from his recent attack of flu and pneumonia, has gone to Shoshone for treatment of his present ailments. Mrs. Frees and the children accompany him in search for his former health.

Kaney Crist and Vance Shellman took a bob-sleigh and load of the girls and Soldier boys Thursday to Shoshone to see the movies.

The correspondent is informed by those in charge that great preparations are being made for the welcoming reception of our returning soldiers next Tuesday evening at the high school auditorium. All indications now point to the greatest gathering of our people that Dietrich has seen in many a day. …
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Dr. Field Locates In Shoshone

Dr. E. H. Field has decided to locate in Shoshone for the practice of his profession. Dr. Field comes from Jerome. However, he is now just discharged from the army. He has been stationed with the Coast Defense Forts of the Columbia during his term of service. Dr. Field has secured the rooms formerly occupied by Dr. Zeller and has his office now open for practice. Dr. and Mrs. Field will occupy some of the rooms for living rooms for the present until other quarters can be secured. Shoshone extends a welcome to the Dr. and his wife.

source: Shoshone Journal. (Shoshone, Idaho), 07 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Shoshone Journal. March 07, 1919, Page 5

Local And Personal News

A recent letter from Chester Johnson states that he is recovering from an attack of the flu. He does not know when he will start home from France.

Miss Viola Hunter was home Monday, from her school at Rockland, Ida. The flu has compelled the closing of the Rockland school.

Mrs. Clifford Criley has had to give up her work at the Red Cross canteen on account of the pressure of her school duties.

Miss Anna Deacy returned to her home at Gooding on account of her brother and sister having a return attack of the flu.

Rev. A. W. James was called to Picabo Monday to attend the funeral of a young man a victim of the flu and pneumonia.

Gooding has forfeited the basket ball game for tonight on account of a return of the flu to Gooding. Shoshone is thereby entitled to go to Moscow soon for the big game. They expect to bring home the bacon.

In its recent report of the Silva family the A. D. Silva and the J. E. Silva families were mixed. The family of A. D. Silva recovered from the flu in Jan. and had for their nurse Elizabeth Lewis. The J. E. Silva family, recently recovered from the flu and Mrs. Pinney was the nurse employed.

(ibid, page 5)
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Shoshone Journal. March 07, 1919, Page 7

The Board of Health Claims The Spanish Influenza Epidemic is Liable to Break Out Anew

Keep away from the cougher, sneezer or spitter who does not use a handkerchief.

Keep out of crowds whenever possible.

Don’t use dishes or towels which have been used by others until they have been washed in boiling water.

Don’t put your lips against the telephone mouthpiece and don’t put into your mouth pencil or any other article that has been used by another.

Wash your hands and face immediately upon reaching your home and change your clothes if possible before mingling with the rest of the family.

Keep in the fresh air and sunlight as much as possible and wear sufficient clothing to keep warm.

Sleep in a well ventilated room under plenty of bed clothes.

Walk instead of using the street cars whenever your journey is a short one.

Be temperate in eating and observe the ordinary rules of hygiene.

Keep your bowels in good order. …

Curative Measures

Go to bed upon the first indication of illness and call a doctor. …

The sick person should have a room by himself.

Care should be taken to have the sick person cough, sneeze or expectorate in gauze or tissue paper, which should be burned at once. Persons handling this gauze or tissue paper should wash their hands after each attention.

Patent medicines should be avoided. …

The patient’s room should be kept well ventilated; care should be taken that no drafts strike him.

Visitors should be kept from the sick room.

The patient should remain in bed long enough after the fever has subsided so that he will be in no danger of an attack of pneumonia.

The bowels must be kept working. …

[From a full page ad for “Laxcarin”.]

(ibid, page 7)
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The Daily Star-Mirror., March 07, 1919, Page 3


A. W. Bradrick is Dead.

Word comes from Palouse that A. W. Bradrick of that place died at Spokane this morning as the result of influenza. The young man went to Spokane to attend the livestock show and sale and was stricken with influenza and died at the home of his friend, J. C. Cunningham. Mr. Bradrick was a well-to-do and highly respected farmer and breeder of purebred live stock living near Cove station on the Inland railroad between here and Palouse. His mother died with the influenza in December and his father, A. V. Bradrick, died a few days later. His wife has just recovered from the influenza. His death is a direct loss to the entire community.
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Annual Agricultural Judging Event Today

Ag students are celebrating the sixth annual Agricultural Judging Day today. All students are dismissed from classes for the yearly celebration.

The judging day is an institution inaugurated at Idaho, and each year has seen it on a larger scale, and this year’s affairs will outshine any previous attempts along the line. …

For the first time in several years there will be no banquet. It was sidetracked in favor of the Ag Ball which has been called off on account of the “flu” edict of the city mayor.

source: The Daily Star-Mirror. (Moscow, Idaho), 07 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Cottonwood Chronicle. March 07, 1919, Page 1


P. A. Gaul Is Now Recovering

P. A. Gaul who has been very ill at his home the past week, and whose life was hanging on a balance several times during the week from the effects of influenza is reported to be improving nicely now. Mr. Gaul contracted influenza some two weeks ago and at one time thought he was entirely rid of the disease and after getting out of bed took a relapse which almost cost him his life. Dr. Orr, the attending physician stated today that he was now doing as well as could be expected and without any more complications setting in would continue to improve daily, which is surely gratifying news to his many friends.

source: Cottonwood Chronicle. (Cottonwood, Idaho), 07 March 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Cottonwood Chronicle. March 07, 1919, Page 7

County Seat News Items

The third and fourth grades of the public schools are closed, following the outbreak of influenza among a few pupils in the room.

(ibid, page 7)
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Cottonwood Chronicle. March 07, 1919, Page 8

Influenza Under Control

An epidemic of influenza which has threatened Cottonwood for the second time the past ten days has been checked by local physicians and all of the cases reported to the local doctors with the exception of one have been in the mildest form. Patients effected with the disease are now all on their way to recovery. There is no cause for alarm and in a few days the malady will again be exterminated in Cottonwood.
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Cottonwood and Vicinity
Personal Mention and Local Happening of the Week

Sister Huberta one of the head nurses at the St. Joseph hospital at Lewiston was a Cottonwood visitor with relative and friends the later part of last week. She was called here by the serious illness of her brother P. A. Gaul. She returned to her home Monday morning.

Miss Hazel Calhoun arrived from Grangeville Wednesday morning where she is now located and is now engaged in nursing P. A. Gaul who is very ill from the effects of influenza.

Arthur Mundt, of Winona, returned Saturday evening from Spokane where he attended a sale of thoroughbred cattle. Mr. Mundt who was afflicted with a severe attack of influenza this winter says he has just about regained his normal health. For a time while he was suffering with the flu he was not expected to live. He returned to his home at Winona Sunday morning.

Mrs. F. B. Fryer, of Keuterville, was a passenger for Lewiston Monday morning where she will nurse her little grandson who has been very sick for some time.

(ibid, page 8)
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Cottonwood Chronicle. March 07, 1919, Page 3


(ibid, page 3)
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Further Reading

Influenza in Idaho

How the World’s Deadliest Pandemic Shaped the Gem State

link: Idaho State University Students, Idaho History, Summer 2020 June 25, 2020
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A look at how east Idahoans handled a pandemic a little over a century ago

Dec 22, 2020 Brittni Johnson

link: East Idaho News
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Lessons of the 1918 Flu Pandemic and Today’s Homeland Security

By Thomas Beers, MPA, EMT-P, NHDP 3.15.20

link: Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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How the 1918 Pandemic Frayed Social Bonds

The influenza pandemic did long-lasting damage to relationships in some American communities. Could the mistrust have been prevented?

Noah Y. Kim March 31, 2020 The Atlantic

link: The Atlantic
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History repeated

A century ago, quarantine boredom was still hard to beat

link: Blot Magazine

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