____________________________________________________________________________ Some time last November (1880) a mad dog came to the house of Mr. Jacob E. Hoover near this place (Murfreesboro) and commenced fighting with Mr. Hoover's dogs, whereupon Mr. Bernard Hoover, Jacob's brother, took hold of the mad dog in order to help his brother's dogs. He took his pocket knife and cut the dog's throat, but during the figt the mad dog bit him on the hand. The would soon cured up and he perhaps apprehended no danger, but on last Saturday, the 13th instant (Feb 13, 1881) he showed signs of hydrophobia. Doctors were called in and did all they could, but without avail. The writer was called in on Tuesday following, and I am ready to confess that I never witnessed such a scene. A young man, in good health, and yet raving made, had to be confined in order to heep him on his bed. He continued thus until about 3 o'clock that night, when he was relieved by death. Mr. Bernard Hoover was the son of Col. Wesley Hoover who died at Little Rock in 1875 while a representative from this county to the Legislature. Geo. W. Logan ____________________________________________________________________________ Southern Standard, February 26, 1881, page 2, column 4. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.