Ste. Genevieve Herald
Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
Saturday, 26 July 1884
Joseph WERNER, the genial liquor merchant of St. Louis, was on our streets this week. Joseph says that he couldn't buy any horses this week, nor sell any whiskey, but he made a trade nevertheless, exchanging a boy for a couple of girls, and he thinks he has the best of the bargain. We are not prepared to dispute his word.
John MORTON, stone cutter and builder, of Illinois, who was one of the contractors for the Ste. Genevieve sand stone used in the construction of the St. Louis bridge and is probably well remembered by many of our readers in Ste. Genevieve and Quarrytown, paid a visit to the sandstone quarries last Wednesday. Mr. MORTON owns a farm at Millstadt, St. Clair Co., Ill.
Frank HUCK, our efficient assessor, began assessing in Beauvais Township last week. We hear it stated that Mr. HUCK proposes to be a candidate for re-election again this fall, and has sensibly concluded to take his chances before the people. He says he don't want any primaries in his, that he don't think there will be ten men in his neighborhood who will attend
primaries, even if called.
Our colored friends in town are making grand preparations for the celebration of the 1st of August in GROBE's Grove and, to judge by the bustle apparent among theie ranks, the festival will eclipse anything ever had before. More outside visitors have been announced for the day than ever before and, if the weather clerk does not fail in his bounden duty, success is assured.
All persons indebted to me are requested to pay up their accounts and notes by September First, because I need money. Do not fail if you want to save costs. C.A. HERTER
There was no lack of commercial travelers these last two weeks, among whom were conspicuous Messrs. Louis AMBS of the firm "Jacob AMBS and Co.," and A.J. HOUTS, agent for Dr. Bull's celebrated bitters, blackberry cordial, etc. The two young men are a full team and one to lend, and whenever they conclude to have a nice time by painting the towns red along the Mississippi, they generally succeed to admiration, especially the "Flying Dutchman." Besides, they make the business pay, although they also succeed in making the people believe it's all fun.
A few days ago a child in the western part of the State was badly bitten by a mad dog, and the parents were anxious to find the whereabouts of a madstone. Telegrams were sent out all over the State making inquiries for the same. One was found at Lincoln, Ill., nd we believe another in Linn county, Iowa. But now comes one HINSELWOOD, a native of Glasgow, Scotland,
who is now some seventy years of age, and says that fifty years ago he was bitten by a mad dog and was cured by using a tea perpared as follows: One pound of eclampano grated and divided into three equal parts and put each part in a pint of milk and boiled down one-half. Drink one of these doses and fast ten hours, then eat lightly and repeat the dose until the three doses have been taken. Mr. H. says that he has known cases to be cured after they were attacked with spasms, and relates many cases that were cured of rabid dog bites.
(NOTE: Mad stone – noun: a stony concretion (as a hair ball taken from the stomach of a deer) supposed formerly in folklore and by some physicians to counteract the poisonous effects of the bite of an animal (as one affected with rabies. — It was used by soaking in warm water and applying it to the wound as many times as it would stick. sjr)
A GRAND PICNIC!
Will be given by the Catholic Congregation of St. Mary, on Wednesday, August 13th on the hill above St. Mary, the proceeds of which will be appropriated to the benefit of the Convent School Building now in course of construction. As the St. Mary picnics are noted for their successful management, the pleasantest time imaginable may be anticipated. Everybody is
cordially invited to be present.