previous next

The White flag.

--A recent ordinance of the City Council provided that all housekeepers, where a case of small-pox occurred on their premises, should, under a penalty of ten dollars fine immediately notify the public of the existence of disease on their lots by hanging out a white flag. Within the last two days several citizens who had omitted to hang out the flag have been summoned before the Mayor to show cause why they should not be fined for their neglect. None of them were fined, but they were admonished of the impropriety of violating the regulation of the Council.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: