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21 February 1901

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 21 Feb 1901
transcribed by JoAnn Myers, 5 April 2009

L. S. Palfrey Dead.

Representative Robertson
of this county has introduced a very drastic bill to prevent corruption in the primary and general elections.  It provides for the filing by the candidate of a detailed statement of expenditures, and makes the failure to do so a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary or by a heavy fine.  It is safe to say if the bill becomes a law and is enforced that there will be no more corrupt elections...

(Bertram)  The smallpox scare is about over.  Mr. A. J. Root's family were the only ones who had it, and they are all up now.  On account of the rigid quarantine maintained between here and Williamson county, there is no danger of the disease spreading here any more.

(Bertram) Our school is runnin in full blast now.  Some patrons got scared and stopped their children for a few days, but when they became familiar with the workings of the local health board, they placed them in school again.  No measles in our community yet, but all around us.

(Bertram) A good many oats have been sown, but most of this crop is still to be planted.  Cotton picking over with the exceptions of few remnants.  This place has received so far nearly 5,000 bales.  Mr. Gray's gin has turned out 2005 bales up to Saturday night last, with Gibbs Brothers a close second.

Considerable sickness in this section, mostly Grippe, with some cases of Pneumonia.  Grandma Large, mother-in-law of Mr. J. W. Kemp has been very low but is some better now.  Mrs. Turner Webb has also been very low, but is now convalescent.  Miss Gunnel Pedersen was stricken down with pneumonia, and is now very sic,.  Mr. McCollum has been wrestling with Grippe for past two weeks, sometimes up and some times down.  Plenty of sore arms caused from vaccination.



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