PROCLAMATION !

 

TRANSCRIBED & RESEARCHED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

FROM THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

MAY 5 , 1902

I , J.T. HESTER , MAYOR OF THE CITY OF PARAGOULD , ARK,. DO HEREBY MAKE THE FOLLOWING PROCALAMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRYING

TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE DREAD DISEASE , SMALL POX :

BY ORDINANCE , ALL SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES TO BE CLOSED UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE

AND ALL DANCING HALLS TO BE CLOSED AND ALL BILLIARD AND POOL

ROOMS AND BOWLING ALLEYS TO BE CLOSED AT 7 O"CLOCK P.M. AND

REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL 5. A.M. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALSO TO

PREVENT ANY SHOW OF ANY KIND FROM STOPPING IN OUR CITY UNTIL

FURTHER NOTICE , AND TO PREVENT ANY SWING OR MERRY-GO-ROUND

FROM RUNNING UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE. ALSO , TO PREVENT ANY

SUPPERS OR PUBLIC GATHERING OF ANY KIND AND ALL LODGES FROM

ASSEMBLING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE , AND ALL PARENTS OR

GUARDIANS ARE ORDERED TO PREVENT , AS FAR AS POSSIBLE , FROM

ALLOWING THEIR CHILDREN GOING OUT ON THE STREETS AND

CONGREGATING IN BODIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE . ALL PERSONS ARE

ORDERED TO PREVENT THEIR DOGS AND CATS FROM RUNNING OUTSIDE

THEIR PREMISES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ALL MANAGERS OR FOREMAN OF ALL OF THE DIFFERENT FACTORIES AND STORES

ARE NOTIFIED TO DISCHARGE AND SEND HOME ANYONE IN THEIR

EMPLOY WHO HAS ANY ERUPTION OF THE SKIN OR COMPLAINS OF

BEING SICK IN ANY WAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ALL PERSONS ARE ORDERED TO CLEAN UP THEIR PREMISES , AND ESPECIALLY

THEIR BACK YARDS , ALLEYS AND LOTS AND TO KEEP CLOSETS , HOG PENS ,

POULTRY COOPS AND OUTBUILDINGS IN A GOOD SANITARY CONDITION

BY USING PLENTY OF LIME , COPERAS OR CARBOLIC ACID .

ALL RUBBISH OR OBSTRUCTIONS OF ANY KIND ARE ORDERED TO BE TAKEN

OUT OF STREETS AND ALLEYS . ANY PERSON FOUND THROWING DUMPING OR DEPOSITING

IN ANY WAY ANY OLD CLOTHES , RAGS , PAPERS OR OTHER DEBRIS OR

GARBAGE IN THE STREETS OR ALLEYS WILL BE PUNISHED ACCORDING TO THE

ORDINANCES OF THE CITY.

THE MARSHALS OR OTHER HEALTH OFFICERS ARE ORDERED TO KEEP PERSONS

FROM LOAFING IN OR AROUND THE DEPOT , EXCEPT PERSONS ON

BUSINESS OR THOSE EMPLOYED THERE.

ALL HOBOES OR BUMS AND TRAMPS ARE ORDERED OUT OF THE TOWN AND

THE MARSHALS ARE ORDERED TO KEEP THEM OUT.

NO PERSON OR PERSONS BROKEN OUT WITH SMALL POX OR ANY OTHER

ERUPTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE STREETS OR ALLEYS , AND ANY

SUCH PERSON OR PERSONS FOUND ON THE STREETS OR ALLEYS WILL BE

PROSECUTED.

ANYONE SUPPOSED TO BE AFFLICTED WITH ANY KIND OF ERUPTION OR

CONTAGIOUS DISEASE ARE ORDERED TO KEEP OFF THE STREETS , AND

INSTEAD OF GOING TO THE OFFICE OF A DOCTOR TO STAY AT HOME AND

SEND FOR A DOCTOR.

ALL PERSONS , THE HEADS OF FAMILIES OR KEEPERS OF HOTELS OR

BOARDING OR LODGING HOUSES ARE ORDERED TO PROMPTLY REPORT TO

THE BOARD OF HEALTH ANY AND ALL SUSPICIOUS CASES IN THEIR

HOUSES .

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 5TH DAY OF MAY , 1902.

J.T. HESTER , MAYOR .