Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 18, 1919
The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.
Jan. 18, 1919
SAME CONDITIONS AS EXISTED HERE 25 YEARS AGO
The following was printed 25 years ago in an Oregon paper. Compare it with our methods of today:
The trouble is, we buy more than we can produce. There is too much flour and bacon shipped here every year. The things we ought to make at home we are buying.
We let our timber rot and buy our plow beams, single trees, axe handles, hoe handles and fencing.
We throw away our ashes and buy soap and axle grease.
We give away our beef hides and buy hamstrings and shoestrings.
We buy garden seed in the spring and cabbage in the winter.
We let our land grow up in weeds and buy our brooms.
We let the wax out of our pine and gum trees go to waste and buy chewing gum for our children.
We build school houses and hire teachers and send our children off to be educated.
We land a five cent fish with a $4 fishing rod.
We send a 15 cent boy out with a $20 gun and a $4 dog to kill birds.
We raise dogs and buy wool.
And about the only thing in this country that there is an over production of is politics.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
The following item of interest appeared in this week’s issue of the Yreka Journal in the “Fifty years ago today” column: “The stages both north and south reined in only just long enough in Jacksonville to deliver the mails, and then turn round and go out again, in order to avoid exposure of stage drivers and thru passengers to the smallpox now raging at that place.”
FLU SITUATION IN KLAMATH FALLS BAD
Klamath Falls, Jan. 18 — The flu situation here has become so serious that the health officials have closed all churches, theaters, pool rooms and other places of public gathering until Monday morning.
Six special health officers and quarantine officials were also named to look after the strict quarantine of all persons who have contagious diseases or the influenza, and to arrange for their care after quarantine to enforce the cleaning up of disease breeding spots within their respective districts and generally to assist in the work of clearing up the present flu situation.
The city has engaged in another large dwelling house here and opened it as an isolation and emergency hospital for the treatment of influenza patients. The former isolation hospital was closed by order of the city council recently.
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