From the news wires the East Oregonian reports that in Madrid, Spain a mysterious plague resembling influenza is sweeping the country. King Alfonso has taken to his bed, the premier, finance and education minister are all effected, 40 per cent of the country is affected, businesses are closed, but there are no fatalities, and military operations are on hold. The seven lines appear beneath a story five times larger on 27 circus tickets being issued to children for their success in selling War Savings Stamps.
Source: "Madrid, Spain, May 28," East Oregonian, Pendleton, Oregon, May 28, 1918. Page 6, Column 4.