125 Years Ago

Citizens Urged to Prepare


November 2, 2023

Herald of Nov. 10, 1898

The Roaring Spring Board of Health met in a special session in view of the near approach of scarlet fever. Citizens are urged to thoroughly clean up all rubbish and decayed matter, and to obtain chloride of lime and disinfect all cellars, closets, pig-stys and gutters. Some years ago the disease entered the village and carried off 50 children with a total of 240 cases. All houses where it exists should be strictly quarantined. Our Board of Health will enforce heroic measures, should it show itself. All should cooperate.

There are now 39 inmates in the Industrial Home...

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