Newspaper Page Text
RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, 'bESDAY, XOVEM HER .0, 1901.
OLD KENESAW'S LAST BATTLE The Btory of a Dying Veteran. BT CHARLES B. VODCER. C "Old Kenesaw is dying!" Had some careless attendant left a door or window open that winter rncrn Ing and allowed tLe bitterly ccM w'.nd to sweep through the corridors and wards of the great hospital, then: would have been no more shuddering among Old Kenesaw, tiie friend, the com- j forter and the confidant- j The shadow that had fallen over the j hospital when his fatal Illness was j annotHH-ed was momentarily lifted. There was unusual activity lu the j halls. Ad attendant had driven Dr. j Blank's horse to the entrance almost j at a gallop. A toll man with coal black ! hair and piercing black eyes jumped j out and hastened into the buildiug. A j nurse was waiting to show n;n? to the ' patient's side. I Just outside the do. r of Old Kene- j saw's room Dr. Blank mot the new ar-1 rival. John Wi'Nrt Ainsley. the .--?e-brate.1 hypnotist. There was a hasty conversation In whispers, a brief hN-j tory of the life of the patient, and Pro- j ANIMALS IN A STORM. A REVELATION They Dlallke the V-t Weather and Seek a PUc of SmTety. Both wild and tame an'.uals, four footed or with wings, have a deep seat ed aversion to wet weather. Eveu vij ter fowl will seek a dry hiding place when it rains. Iid you ever watch the actions cf cattle lefore a big storm? If so. you must have seen them grow more aau fiTake away sound refreshirg sleep more uneasy as the clouds gathered, yd vou rob nature of its most neoe E men One Goes for Months j Without Getting a Good j ! Night's Sleep Re lease is Sweet. CF You also saw them run up and down the field, as if seeking Jo escape sola impending danger. Finally, when the storm breaks, they draw close together and with lowered heads preseut a pic ture i " despair. the hundreds of patients than! , ... - . , .. ii T. Ilia nk. "and. for Ood's sake. Ainsley. don't fail." The hypnotist nodded his head, and the two men noiselessly entered the room. The great specialist recognized In this a supreme test of his skill and was caused by this whisiicr. pas;:et. rapidly from cot to cot. from nurse to nurse, speeding across to be dissemi nated anions the hundreds of students In the adjoining buildings. "Old Kenesaw is dying! The attending physician, summoned hastily by the alarming symptoms, had stopped but a . moment to hand his snow covered cap and ulster to the re ceiving nurse. A glance Into the con torted, agonized face of the venerable patient, a touch of the pulse, the brief est study of the paroxysms that were but the surface indications of the ter rible torture within, and the doctor turned away with a look of utter de spair and helplessness. "So hope, doctor?" The head nurse had witnessed other death struggles, and It is said that nurses become inur ed to such scenes. But the girl's Inter pretatlon of the doctor's manner left her presenting a picture of abject mis ery. "Oh, dear. dear, to think that , kind Old Kenesaw must suffer so!" Through her wet eyes she looked at the poor, wasted old body writhing and twisting upon the cot. "Oh, doctor, if yon are quite sure he cannot recover. Is there no way can't you make ths end less painful?" Ir. Blank had turned away from the scene and was looking vacantly out of the window. If he made no immediate response to the nurse's appeal. It was because he was revolving the same per plexlng problem In his own mind. Al though he had grown gray in the hos- wittal enivl.a T m 0 1 .... I- ... . . first time face to face with a most vio lent case of angina pectoris, but he recognized It as hopeless beyond all human means. What could be done to ease Old Kenesaw In a losing struggle with leath? The battle could end but one way, and it was tearing the very heart from the victim and subjecting 1dm to the worst torture man can ex perience. Aside from the moans of the dying man the little room was quiet. The few seconds that the doctor stood there pondering seemed an age to the nurses and the Internes, who first glanced in sadness and terror at the patient, then In appeal to the silent man at the win- cow. Presently the doctor's rk.l hopeless cou n ten a nfert'Tia figeo:," a nil T hope was discerned in bis quick com mand: "Send for Ainsley. Take my horse and buggy and get him here quickly as possible." Then, r.s an Interne hastened through the hall to carry out these Instructions, the m! news spread over the great buildings, whispered by nurse to nurse, by patient to his neighbor in the next cot: "Old Kenesaw Is dying!" Never was a man more truly loved. Many years before he had come to the hospital suffering from old age and the ailments contracted In the southern awamps during four years service In the civil war. Broken in health, with out a home or relative, depending upon his scanty pension to hold strong soul and shattered body together, he drift ed into the free clinic and asked for treatment. As "No. 74" he had first be come known to the nurses and in ternes, but after he had related bis war experiences to them and had told and retold with glistening eyes of bis greatest battle his title was changed to Old Kenesaw Mountain and In time to Old Kenesaw. When Old Kenesaw enlisted with the army of patients. It was thought he would eventually be relieved and discharged. After two months of good care the old warrior was again fairly comfortable, but he evinced no desire to depart from the hospital, and, in fact, no one wanted him to go. He had become a sort of general factotum, and his services were regarded as well worth his bed and board. Old patients and new Internes, nurses, medical students, the entire Iomesr animals when it rains wHilrhat makes so man v feel and l.wk always l:t-i indoors, or. filling that.dr than tbey are. The perfecting i they v.-sil seek shelter by the barn or If Dr. A. W, Chase's Nerve Pil! is! try requirements. reedirsj aid niidimr iint!m that's w h v so 1:1 .'iv ( eople tied their standard of strtctrth LniDif wben thev cannot bleep It Ice svmptom after another creeps i- Mid serious ailments follow, tba: i revelation to this kind. Mrs. J. Cullv of nuxber 1032 east under tr-es or beneath the hedges and thickets in shrt. in any convenient pia.-e wuere mey may uot ue entire! JJain Street. K;ebIEOnd, led., savs: J exposed to the downpour. For a long time I have been such a j It is the same with fowls. They dis-lufierer fn.m severe nervousness thai i resolved that his brilliant record should , like tl-e rain which soaks their feath-3 could cot sleep at nitrht. I eot a j not suffer. He stepied briskly to the: ers. They seek sheltered places au.Ux.x of Dr. A. W. Chase's Nerve! creep unuer wagons or ik'Uukj boxes'iils at A. G, Luken & Co.s drujr I and boards. Chickens do not mind getlktore aDd after takiDff part of a box ! a word, he gazed fixedly into the eyes.! ting their feet wet. for they will scratch! found my rerves ste.idied aEd as a j of the dying man. the ground soon after a shower inresult I slept better than I bad f. The veteran, half unconscious by searcu or worms ana beetles. aDy months. I consider these pill reason of the terrible pain tie was sur bedside and took the wrinkled hand of the K.ntient In his own. Then, without feting, at first paid no heed to the pow erful figure bending over him. For a few moments he groaned and tossed about, but slowly, surely, the stronger one was gaining the mastery. Old Kenesaw now glanced Into the penetrating eyes and turned away, but again be looked and again. He seem- n u uirus uo ineir nest 10 Keen out.. cr.iT-ziiri muriio no t..r- sncnim . . . J J V.. . V. ..J V.. V. HII . VM of the rain. Some of them build a roof afflicted with nervousness and its at over their nests; others choose a honii' tendiDjr ills." under the eaves or under a projectin j Dr. A. VV. Chase's Nerve Pills are cliff, where they may be safe from thf sold at 50c a box at dealers or Dr. discomfort that the rain brings. But most of them are without shelter provided in advance by their own foraj thought. These take refuge In anfJ ed powerless to look elsewhere. Grad-j place that they happen to find at hand, ually the moaning ceased: he became; If you watch thefi before the stormj less frantic. Presently the body was : you will see them looking for such t motionless. The thin lips moved, hut place. If the storm comes suddeuljj lA W. Chase Medicine Co., Buffalo, N. Y. See that portrait and signa ture of A. W. Chase M. D. are on every box. no sound came from them rapid, labored breathing heard. Thus far the hypnotist nothing. His dominating mind and in-, tent gaze alone had silenced the cries! of pain, quieted the tortured body and ' made the mind of his subject .Insensi- j ble to the terrific process that was fasti bringing his liie to an end. But he! . ! . ' . 1 I ' .-.!. 1 . .. . 1 . i was going luriner. .seizing uuiu iuc patient's hands in his own. he shouted: "Here comrade, comrade! Wake tip! Come, come; it will never do to lie there! Come on, or the ambulance corps will be picking you up! The bul let stunned you. old man. Come on! They need us at the front. Don't you hear the cannon booming and the rifles cracking? Kenesaw! Kenesaw! Ken esaw! Hooray, we've got 'em on the run!" The Illusion had gone home. As the dying veteran listened to these startling words he drew himself up to a sit- j ting posture and passed his wrinkled old hands over his glazing eyes as if J to remove something that was obscur-1 ing his visiou. Great beads of ierspi- ration stood out upon his pale face, and ! an unearthly lire came into his eyes.! The lips that had failed a few minuies Only hisi the small and helpless ones seem b could bej wildered. flying from tree to tree anl ! from limb to limb, quite unable to maki had said; up their minds exactly where to hid themselves Pittsburg Dispatch. j ANiMAL ODDITIES. I It is said that hornets never use tb same nest a second season. i The largest egg laid by any European bird is that of the swan; the smallest tuat of the golden crested wren. f The silkworm Is three inches long and is well provided with legs, having no less than sixteen of these valuable members. A French farmer has made experi ments which show that caterpillars avoid black objects, but are attracted In numbers by white. Greyhounds are pictured on Egyptian monuments carved 3Ou0 B. C. Toe Arab boarhound is the oldest type of domestic dog at present existing. Mosquitoes were unknown in Swit zerland until the completion of the St. Gothard tunnel under the Alps. The tunnel gave them a short cut to the land of William TelL A pigeon in harvest time eats its own before now found utterance: weSlit in grain a day. and a blackbird "Hist! Is that vou. Cottrell old or thrush will eat its own weight daily had lost you In that last cha no; It don't hurt now; jest a scratch. Where's our company? Sure! That's our guidon half way up the mountain. Hooray! Give It to 'em. boys! Come on. Cot; give me your hand, old pard. It seems a bit smoky, but come on; we've got 'em on the run. Hooray! Hooray!" As the final shout of triumph came from his lips he sank back upon the pillow, and the sweet smile lingering on the furrowed old face told that he had died happy. Old Kenesaw had fought his last battle. Chicago Uec-ord-Herald. TTVm? up'ou plants ralseff by man for his food. KaowlK la Power. An Illustration of the truth of tb'.s proverb Is found In Mr. J. G. Bertram'? book. "The Harvest of the Sea." It seems that a mouoioly of the exten sive fisheries of Scotland and England once came into the hands of a man who kept his agents at the principal stations and required them to furnish him all facts that came to their knowl edge. At one of his stations In the far aorth the fishing had been unsuccessful for the greater part of the season, and there was no prospect of improvement when he looked Into the matter. Upon examining his agei.t's letters from that place for some years back he found by a comparison of dates that at a certain place herrings were likelv to be found. He accordingly instructed his agent to send his boats to that spot. The 3o Tick There. "No doubt you see that I am one of the diffident men." observed the drum mer, "one of the sort who don't com- Tarn n-n tr1llfi Wltll the tOWIl clock and Hooray!: teU everyuMiy fqr a block around that the clock is seven minutes off. I was up in a Massachusetts town a few weeks ago. and I had to make a cer tain train or loss a thousand dollar or der. I looked at my watch and in a furtive way compared It with the town clock. It looked to me as if there was a big difference between the two, but I decided to go by the clock. I went into three or four xlaces. loafed around and was killing time when an acquaint ance came along and said: " '1 thought you were going to make that 2:30 train? " 'Yes. I am. I replied. " 'WhenT This afternoon, of course. " 'By what timer " 'By your town clock. I've g$t half an hour yet." "'Oh. you haveT he laughed. 'Well, let me tell you that our clock hasn't been running for a week, and you have lost your train by an hour and a quar ter.' " j Spona-e Flshlnar. j Sponges are gathered by means of a j long pole with a book attached to the lower end. with which the sponge fish ! erniau is very expert. He lies upon his i iitotuach i-j the stern of a bout lookinsl fishermen laughed at the idea ,urnn.,u or.'in.irv water bucket with or a man sitting some nunureus or Spreads Like WilcTitu When things are "the best" thev become "the best selling." Abraham Hare, a leading druggist ot Belle ville, O., writes: "Electric Bitters are the best selling bitters I hav handled in 20 years." You know wby? Most oiteases begin in disor ders of stomach, liver, kidneys, bow els, b'ood and nerves. Electric Bit ters tones up the stomach, regulates liver, kidneys, and bowels, purities the blood, strengthens the nerves, hence cures multitudes of maladies. It builds up the entire system Puts new life and vigor into any weak man or woman. Price 50 cents. Sold by A. G. Luken & Co., druggist. Gettta the Maaleal Pltekw Musical pitch has a carious tendency to creep up. It Is said that Bach's mu sic sounds much diCereutly now from what it did when Bach wrote it. be cause the instruments are cow pitched higher. In 1882 it was found that the pitch of high A at the Vienna Court Opera had crept frcm the prescrilted 435 double vibrations a second to 443. and in 1SS0 this number had further iu creased to 4."0. Accordingly a musical conference was held, aud a resolution was take to re-establish the old pitch of 435 brations per second. I'pou this an noimceuient the Ucichsanstalt. the im uieuts and has since tested and cor rected many hundreds of tuning forks, shortening them if they are too low in pitch and thinning the arms if they are too high. All the military orchestras of Ger many are pitched alike, and the Heichs- anstadt keeps the tuning forks correct. This solicitous care of the government in preserving standards is one reason why the world now goes to Germany la music! matters. Pearson's. .9 id Good Judgment tells you buy nice clothes, good clothes, becoming clothes. Clothes that will look well on you, clothes that will wear w clothes that will be an outward index of your good taste, of your good judgment. Appearances Go a great way clothes make the man first impres sions are the best, most lasting. Clothes do it the right kind our clothes will. Long Overcoats, swell Scotch plaids and cheviots and gray effects $10 to $25. Stylish Military Suits, newest Scotch tweeds and neat silk mixed worsteds $10.00 to $18.00. "IT IS IGNORANCE THAT WASTES EFFORT." TRAINED SERVANTS USE SAPOLO IEJYI)IL.HAVE Troth and Kepoae. A self denial uo less austere than the saint's is demanded of the scholar. He must vorship truth and forego all things for that and choose defeat and pain so that his treasure In thought is thereby I ugmcnted. God offers to ev ery mint its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please you can neveihave both. Betwee these as a pendulum man oscillates He in whom the love of re pose predininates will accept the first i creed, thfefirst philosophy, he meets, i most likeP; his father's. He gets rest, commoditi and reputation, but he shuts the or of truth. He in whom the love I truth predominates will keep himsf aloof from all moorings j and afloat. He will .-stain from dogmatism and j recognize a'fhe opposite negations be- j tween whij as walls his being is ! swung. HSnbmits to the inconveni-j IN YOUR POCKET When this ad. strikes your EYE, you can r ut it to no better use than to buy one of our $12 suits or OVERCOATS miles away and telling them where to j cot fish, but as his ri!ers were rwisf- hospital staff and even the visitors at j tive they ha(1 to o(lv anJ the COIIseu quenee was that they returned next the institution came to know him fa miliarly. His slow, shuffling step and the cheery click of his cane on the hardwood floors were as familiar as the scheduled visits of the nurses and always as welcome. ir not more so. Old Kenesaw had access to every Hook and corner of the hospital. The patients drew Inspiration from his kindly old face, and his stories of camp and battle served as a tonic To the children in the hospital Ken esaw was the incarnation of all that was good, kind and helpfuL He was their chum, their never failing friend. He would creep to the cots of the lit tle sufferers, chase away thoughts of pain and bring smiles to their wan faces with his inexhaustible fund of stories. Once when a child, scaling the dizzy heights between life and death, had cried for some goldenrod it was of record tl--' Old Kenesaw had trudg ed eight miles to find a large bnnch of the flaming yellow flowers and placed them where the child could see them. He lured the little patients to sleep with his quaint old lullabies when xmrses words and doctors' opiab Jailed. Small wonder they all morning loaded with herrings. a giass bottom, which does away with the glare from the water and allows him to survey the bottom leisurely while the boatman rows or sculis the boat. A schooner lies at anchor by. from which a half dozen or Our Suits and Overcoats at this price are onvcru-i Ai , . . .. ence of snnse an l imperfect opin-j r loillly One OT ine DEST, IT nOt the Very best the other ist and respects the high-; est law of Iteing. Emerson's "Ks-! say on lntelt." j Saxkea l.eit. aue.e le iu eiy miei Prepare,. , tne cage . skeletons of big snakes in the Nation- j al museum in Washington, and in making them ready for exhibition the utmost pains were taken to preserve the cartilaginous extremities of the ribs, which with ordinary treatment are lost. Without these little pieces of cartilage the serpent's skeleton can hardly be said to be complete, inas much as they are the feet upon which the reptile walks, as it were. In fact, a snake walks on the ends of Its ribs and In that manner achieves locomo tion. Some big serpents, however, like the boas and pythons, really have bind legs, though they are quite rudimenta ry. Pythons, you know, are constrict crs. crushing their prey la their toils. They have no poison glands, but they can bite terrifically with their many teeth, which turn inward like hooks, so that a person once seized would have little chance of disengaging him aelf save by chopping off tt bead o' the animal. ridnt're It fie Did. Over in V.l Virginia on one of the :-d Sawyer. train passes of these small boats fish. It returns to s through a tu I. One day a nice look-) port when it is loaded, or at night, as ing young ci!e were on the tra I and they nelseemed to know ! there was a a iuc ; j i in n iruinia oil ' nc-ar ; railroads is able town calh? more j Close to thriwn the tra His Landacapea. A aouvrau riche recently attended a ptctare sale. A friend who had noticed him at the sale asked afterward. "Did you pick up anything at that picture sale. Jorkins?' and the other respond ed: "Oh. yes: a couple of landscapes. One of 'em was a basket of fruit and the other a storm at sea. Boston Com mercial Bulletin. Where Diotrr Llea. "I want to be famous, said the boy. WelL yon'U have to be mighty care ful." answered the father. "There are more people who make fools of them selves trying to be famous than in any other way. Chicago Post. Tar A Ho at. "It's qneer bow many people trust a doctor." I don't know. Did you never notice bow many people a doctor tnistaT "HaddDhi BuUetUft. bargains it has been our privilege to offer. - . - Every ore is new and mde for this sea son's trade. We buy of BIG MAKERS who buy lots of icloth and sell direct from the factory, without y else on the train. S a mp n . anrl tknes -rw 4U4. s theyj ' &vc J(UU lliai tfXpenS. were bke twiuls with but a single j thought. Whthe train was passing1 through the nel those near the! young couple !id a succession of sus-1 picious smacktimething like a kiss with a dozen es. After the train had passed tfigh the tunnel the brakeman eanthrough the car and called out. "Sier." and the timid looking young i "I don't give a married." Bristourier. looked up and said: fi if you did. We are That's why give such good goods for so little monev Kaew Exception. "It's always tnan with one Idea that succeeds inl' the ttrong mind ed woman obsert -I don't know it that. replied the girL "The onlyk Harold Billmor has had in his hefcr six years is that IU marry him oiay, and I wouldn't do It If be were tlst man on earth? Chicago Tribus B(bcs One Price Clothiers, Furnishers. Hatters. 803 KlainlGt. WIDUP & THOHPGOn.