RESEARCHED AND TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

FROM JAN. 1 , 1902 - SOLIPHONE

A MAD STONE

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CITIZENS OF RICE NEIGHBORHOOD .

GOING TO BUY ONE

C.B. GARNER , OF CROWLEY TOWNSHIP WAS IN TO SEE THE SOLIPHONE THE OTHER DAY AND TO HAVE THE ANNOUNCEMENT MADE THAT HE AND SOME MORE OF HIS NEIGHBORS ARE MAKING UP MONEY TO BUY A MAD STONE . THE STONE IS TO BE ORDERED FROM NORTH CAROLINA AND IS TO $25 THE MONEY BEING MADE UP BY FIFTY CENT CONTRIBUTIONS. IT IS TO BE IN PARAGOULD BY THE THIRD SATURDAY IN JANUARY , PROVIDED THE MONEY IS MADE UP BY THE 10TH .

MR. GARNER REQUESTS THAT CONTRIBUTIONS BE LEFT WITH EITHER JUDGE FAULKNER, W.C. BRECKENRIDGE OR FRANCIS CLARKE , THE LATTER LIVING NEAR GAINESVILLE.

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MAY 15, 1902 - THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

THAT MAD STONE

A FEW MONTHS AGO THE SOLIPHONE PUBLISHED A STATEMENT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF A MAD STONE BY SEVERAL CITIZENS ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE RIDGE , HEADED BY C.B. GARNER , OF CROWLEY . MR. GARNER CALLED THIS MORNING AND RELATED TO THE SOLIPHONE AN INCIDENT WHICH CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THE VIRTUE OF THE STONE.

ABE WALLACE , WHO LIVES NEAR MONETTE WAS BITTEN BY A MAD DOG. HE WAS BITTEN ON SATURDAY EVENING ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO , THE BITE BEING ON THE RIGHT HAND. HE REACHED MR. GARNER'S THE FOLLOWING MONDAY WHEN THE STONE WAS APPLIED WITH SATISFACTORY RESULTS .

IT STUCK FO OVER 30 MINUTES ON THE FIRST APPLICATION AND WITH EACH SUCCEEDING APPLICATION THE TIME WAS LENGTHENED UNTIL THE LAST ONE , WHEN IT REMAINED SEVERAL HOURS. THE PATIENT SUFFERED CONSIDERABLE PAIN DURING THE PROCESS OF EXTRACTING THE POISON FROM HIS SYSTEM.

MR. GARNER HAS UNLIMITED FAITH IN THE VALUE OF THE STONE AND BELIEVES THAT IT WILL EXTRACT THE POISON OF MAD DOG AND SNAKE BITES WHEN APPLIED IN TIME.

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