The grip has had a hold on New York City, especially Brooklyn, for the past two months, doctors comparing it to the flu in Spain. Few deaths have been reported, people have had to take to their beds for a couple of days. Babe Ruth was afflicted when he came to Brooklyn. Gargling is recommended. An African American woman and her 5 children are lynched in Huntsville, Texas on suspicion her husband was avoiding the draft. Eleven white men are acquitted in the Praeger (enemy alien) lynching in Edwardsville, IL.
Source: "City Feels Blight of Spanish Grip," The Sun, New York, New York., June 2, 1918. Page 10, Column 8.