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The News
Cartersville, Georgia
May 17, 1901, Page 1
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A genuine case of confluent smallpox has been located between Cass Station and Kingston.  The case has received best precautionary attention from our county authorities.

The patient is a negro man by the name of JIM DAVIS and is confined at the home of his mother-in-law, Sallie Hamilton, on the Mahan place, about a mile and a half above Cass Station.  The negro came from Alabama Wednesday of last week, and by Saturday he was broken out.  Dr. Redwine, of Cassville, went upon a tour of investigation and was of the opinion that it was a case of smallpox.  He was positive in his conclusions by Tuesday and so notified the county authorities.  Other physicians were sent out and they agreed with the Cassville doctor.

The negro, as well as those living in the house where he is confined, have been quarantined, and a rigid watch is kept about the place.  No uneasiness is being felt that it will spread.  The physicians who have seen the case noted, are of the opinion that it will prove fatal.


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Tax Collector Smith was presented by his wife with twin girls Sunday.  He says this is no indication, however, that people are going to be double taxed.


The Mt. Zion Baptist church (colored) has a new pastor in the person of Rev. J. T. Lattimer.  He succeeds Rev. J. F. Bright.  The new preacher has set to work in earnest and last Sunday organized a B. P. Y. U. and A. C. Demry was made president and Addie Allen, secretary.


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