Three cases of smallpox were reported to the State Board of Health yesterday by Dr. McLain, of Scott county. The board also received a complaint about a man that escaped from quarantine in Vanderburg county and went to Crawfordsville. A more rigid enforcement of the quarantine laws was asked for.
The board confirmed the diagnosis of the disease prevailing at Brookville as smallpox.
Dr. Cox, health officer of Owen county, says that a physician in that county maintains that the disease is chickenpox and is causing the local health officers lots of trouble.
Frank Hines, who was making a canvass for the nomination for sheriff in Delaware county, has contracted a case of smallpox and has been forced to give up his canvass.
“Hard On Candidate,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 24 February 1900, p. 8, col. 3; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 6 December 2014).