Madstones

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A dog supposed to be afflicted with rabies but Clarence, the eleven-year-old son of James Wert, at Dillsboro on Christmas day, and after biting several dogs and a number of cattle, the animal was shot. Yesterday the lad was brought to this place, and the famous madstone, which is kept in the safe of the county treasurer, at Burlington, Ky., and owned by the Tanner heirs, was applied. The stone adhered to the wound for three hours, and on falling off was dropped into a cup of milk, when green bubbles were seen to arise, and the boy was pronounced safe.

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Indianapolis Journal, January 2, 1890