Prescription from Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
One cold day of December in 1898 it was said on the front page of the Carleton Place Herald there was hysteria the day before in front of Robertson’s Drugstore. An odd but painful incident was witnessed by many with panic ensuing through the crowd as they tried to figure out what to do.
A little Carleton Place girl had tried to lick the frost off one of the iron pillars with her tongue when her Mother went into Robertson’s. When Mother came out she found her daughter frozen to the pillar. The bystanders were helpless to relieve her and it was only after an imprisonment of 30 minutes and the aid of an atomizer that the little one was relieved. The child was fine but her tongue was badly lacerated. Some of the ladies in the crows also had to be medically tended too after suffering a short spell.
This is a true story folks, I don’t make this stuff up LOL