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April 17, 1918

The outbreak of influenza in Mexico, MO continues, now 100 of the towns residents are sick. On April 3 the schools had been closed due to the "grip" circulating in the area. The Episcopal Bishop of Utah has been asked to resign because of his consorting with questionable organizaiotns (pacifist) including the People's Council. The Prager lynching in Collinsville, IL and the consequences is still on the front pages.

Source: "Mysterious Sickness in Mexico," Potosi Journal, Potois, Missouri, April 17, 1918. Page 2, Column 2.

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