Thursday 14 November 1918


This is a small two page 11 x 14 size paper. Apparently the flu was so bad that this was all of the paper


Whole County in Grip of Dreaded Spanish Influenza


In normal times the two papers (Sentinel & Independent) have a force of six employees, not including the editor. Now we have, for both offices, the editor alone. Miss Opal Oxford, who was always on the job at the Sentinel office, took to her bed on Monday of last week and Miss Wanita Joiner, the local news gatherer is at the bedside of her father, Dr. Joiner, who is in a dangerous condition.

Miss Mae Bennett, of the regular Independent force, was called to her home to attend other members of the family and at last report she was very sick. John Hollman, foreman of the Independent office, took to his bed Wed. of last week. Miss Marie Humm, upon whom the Independent has relied for so many years, gave up Fri. evening and is still confined to her bed although she is improving at last report.

In the face of these facts we are going to ask you to be patient with us and accept the little paper until we can do better.

George Aydelott died shortly after noon Mon. Mrs. May Fuller, wife of Burdis Fuller secumed to the disease and a two year old baby, Lela Marie Tyree, dau. of Mr & Mrs. Melvin Tyree has fallen a victim of the grim reaper.

Capt. J.H. Gregory of Milfer, Ill., was the guest of J.W. Henry & family a few days last wk.

W.H. Vinyard, the real estate man who does things, writes he has been unavoidably in Paducah on account of sickness in his family, but expects to be back on the job in a short time.

David Dunn & wife & H.F. Chestnut & wife of Smithland, Ky. were guests of Geo. Wall Sat. & Sunday.

Paul Rowan, the youngest son of Mrs. J.A. Oxford, was killed in action Oct. 17 according to a letter received Tues. of this week.



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