Man sells smallpox infested furniture
City news – The Montreal Daily Post Dec. 3, 1885
A man named Labelle, residing at No. 10 St. Felix street, had his child removed to the smallpox hospital yesterday afternoon, and without waiting to have his house disinfected immediately sold his furniture to Mr. Laurin, a dealer, at the corner of Guy and Notre Dame street west, and of course without informing the purchaser that the articles came from an infected house. The health authorities heard of the transaction and closed Laurin’s store. The place was thoroughly disinfected this morning, and a warrant was issued for Labelle’s arrest.