10 March 1892

Nelson Gazette, 10 March 1892

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There was a rumor started around town on Tuesday morning to the effect that a little child of one of the Russian families lately arriving in town, died on Monday night, apparently with a disease resembling small pox. Chairman of the town board, J.C. Smith was notified of the fact and the board sent Dr. Buffington to investigate, which resulted in the Dr. pronouncing it a case of pneumonia and that there was not cause for any alarm.

Such stories gain credence very fast and Chairman Smith is to be credited with performing his duty promptly and thus dispel any stories that may have gained credence: because some Russian immigrants had been quarantined at New York for a while on account of alleged small pox and typhus fever. It can readily be seen why the story gained force. We are glad it was a false alarm.