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The Challis messenger. (Challis, Idaho) 1912-current, November 13, 1918, Image 1

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NO 21
'Weclntaday evening, word reached town that District
Judge F. J. Cowen, together with T. R. Jonc*, Clay Vance
and an attorney from Idaho Falls had passed the quaran
tine guards on Willow creek summit and were on their
way to Challis.
At about seven o'clock a large number of our citizens
met and ptoceedcd down the road to a point about 100
yards below the school house and erected a barricade to
stop the entrance of the car carrying the party named a
bovo into town.
An offer \va* made the visitors to the effect that it' they
would go to the Challis Hot Springs for the night the
Council of pefense would meet with them the following
morning. Judge Cowen said he would consent to this ar.
rangement provided he was guaranteed an entrance to
town the next morning. This could not be assured him
and after some further parlying, the Judge and his party
returned to Mackay.
There was no violence offered nor disrespect shown to
the party. The assemblage was simply a body of deter
mined men and w omen to enfoYce a quarantine which our
health officers deem is necessary to protect the lives of our
citizens against a disease that proves fatal in many cases.
Should Spanish Influenza enter our town it would be a
serious blow to the community and there is no question
but that some of our citizens would lose their lives as a
result. We have but one phj-sician and no nurses here and
our situation would'be extremely dangerous.
The State Board of Health and the Governor have giv
en us all assurances of their support in maintaining the
quarantine. The people therefore, believe they are stand
ing on their rights as American citizens and have resolved
to back our health officers in maintaining the quarantine.
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H. E. HAWORTH. As*t. Cash
On the 11th of November, 1918, Judge F. J. Cowen call
ed E. J. Michael, Clerk of the District Court <3n the 'phone
and asked him to call a meeting of the citizens antf see if
they would not make some changes in regard to the quar
antine situation here. The meeting was called and the
following message was ordered 'phoned to Judge Cowen:
"The County Board of Health, consisting of a
majority of the Board of County Commissioners
have established quarantine but not prohibited
travel along the public high ways, and only require
people coming from infected districts to submit
to reasonable regulations so as not to spread
the disease. If any person will submit to these
reasonable regulations they can freely enter the
quarantined district and travel unrestricted to
any place therein.
We are supporting the law* and our quarantine
regulations and protecting as best we can our
people against the affliction of Spanish Influenza.
We have no desire to violate j'our orders and be
lieve the facts have been misrepresented to you.
We have always had the greatest respect for you
and your orders as a judge and believe when you
get all the facts you will appreciate our stand
and until then we ask 3*011 to withhold judgment
and stand with us in protecting the lives of our
people and to notissue further Court Orders until
our side is represented.''
Upon receiving the above message the Judge replied that
the people were not receding frönt their position in main
taining thé quarantine and that if we did not change our
methods we would get into a worse condition
than Spanish Influenza could possibly put us.
Citizens of Custer County and Idaho, what do you think
of this?
Is torture and punishment in store for the law abiding
citizens of this district, just because they are trying to
protect their wive*, their children, themselves and all that
is dear to them from this terrible disease?
Judge Cowen has threatened to call on the Governor to
establish martial law in this section, but the Chairman oi
the State Board of Health has 'phoned that it martial law
is established it will be to enforce our quarantine, not to
break it.
In the early days of Idaho
when the people reached a point
where they could no longer tol
erate unprovoked daw breaking
they took matters into their own
hands and made a community a
sife place in which to live.
Perhaps the pioneers who han
ged law breakers to trees in those
days were hotter headed than
their decendants of today at any
FENSE is not dead in the Pah
samaroi valley.
If the Citizens wished to have
their lives protected and the quar
antine enforced they must, they
decided, act themselves: The
Custer County Health Officers
were doing their utmost to make
the quarantine effective, but att
empts were made by certain at
torneys to make the quarauntme
a legal farce by blocking every
effort of our officers; as a result
a number of people met together ^
and formed a Safety First Unit
they decided the issue, found the
•olution required drastic action
that they themselves must take
that aotion. The Villftg® of
Mackay had set that example by
refusing political organizers a
hearing and drove their speakers
from their community.
When parties who came to Pah
samaroi Valley were put, under
quarantine and then refused to
live up to the requirements of
the law, were going through the
valley at will with the possible
chance of spreading the contag
ious desease with a total disreg
ard for Offiicials the law aDd the
lives of their fellow citizens, the
residents took prompt action,
and the quarantine breakers were
required to go into quaranlineor
leave the valley, they decided on
the latter couse and the citizens
accompanied them to see that
this was done, this should be
warning to other transgressors
Notice of Teacher'* Examination
Notice is hereby given that an
examination for all grade«
State and County teacher's cer*
tificates will bo held November
21» 22 and 281918, in the office of
County Superintendent at Challis
Idaho, and in Mackay under the
conduct of Mrs LE Dillingham.
Dated at Challis, Ida. Oct. 29,18'
Jennie E Kelleher,
Co- Sept. Pub- lust.
Pot« Fourcade a*d wif« «r«
visiting friends kera and ««joy
ing the security of our quanta
Monday was the occasion for another day of juoilation
in Challis. After celebrating the a'l of the German Em
pire last Thursday word reached us that the report was
untrue. But a dispatch from Congressman Smith was re
ceived here Monday. The dispatch follows:
"Terms accepted. Armistice signed. Fighting ceased
9 o'clock this morning. Kaiser and family including
Crown Princes fled to Holland by automobile. Austrian
Empörer fled to Switzerland. Other crowns crumbling.
Revolution throughout Germany. People forming gov
After receiving this message another parade formed and
an effigy of Bologna Bill was again hung, followed by pai
triotic songs and fire works display that evening.
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