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ARP ON A SICK BED.
Doctors Say That Bill's Heart Is
Affected.
Be Given Morphine—Then Gnea to
Sleep, Hm Fitful Dreams and
gaotes “Turn Angelina,”
All the Night Lons.
ICopyrighted by the Atlaiua Constitution
and reprinted by permission.]
If anyone else was concerned I
would not write this sick letter, but
it may benefit others who are sim
ilarly affected. I have been a very
sick man and hardly expected to see
my next birthday, which is to-day,
the 15th, but I have scuffled through,
and am now on the up grade. One
of my far-away boys wired me to
work on my stomach, and I would
get well. He might as well have
wired: “Keep on living and you will
keep living on.”
No, it wasn’t the stomach. It was
' higher up where the left ventricle of
the heart had got walled in and the
trouble was what the doctor calls the
angina pectoris, and my left arm was
helpless. For two days and nights I
suffered more real agony than I ever
suffered in all my life. Our doctor
boy was here from Florida, and knew
exactly what was the matter, and I
took ail his medicine, but got little
Telief, and I was willing to die to
get out of pain. Finally he gave me
morphine in both arms and I went
off to sleep and rest. Those mor
phine dreams and visions are always
a miracle to me. I thought that iri
his talk about my trouble he called it
Angelina pectoris, for I don’t hear
well now, and I got the refrain on
my mind,that pretty verse from Gold
smith’s “Hermit:”
"Turn, Angelina—ever dear—
My charmer turn to see,
Thine own, thine long-lostWilliam here.
Restored to heaven and thee.”
Ever and anon I could hear it rain
ing on the tin roof, but it didn’t rain
a drop. All night long I was mur
muring: “Turn, Angelina, ever dear.”
I couldn’t stop it nor think of any
thing else to say, but I wasn’t re
stored—next day I got some better,
and as I hadn’t taken any nourish
ment for three or four days, I craved
something acid, and like a foolish boy
eat a small piece of huckleberry pie
for supper, which they told me not
to do. That set the dogs to barking
about midnight, and set me back just
where I had been, and the doctor’s
work all had to be done over again.
Emetics and hot baths and hot water
bags and more morphine finally
brought relief. That night after sup
per the young people had the dining
table cleared off and were playing
that pretty little childish game called
ping-pong or ding-dong or sing-song,
or Hong-Kong, or some outlandish
name wnth its tinkling balls, and so I
got up another refrain and was mur
muring ping-pong, ding-dong and
ding-dong bell at night. One of my
boys, who is always punning, told his
mother that huckleberry pie business
was simply a case of two much pie
*eaty,and they tried to make me smile,
but they couldn’t I wras past all wit
•and humor and puns and jokes. But
I am done with huckleberry pie and
huckleberry cordial and Huckleberry
Finn and any other huckleberry. Only
ouiuiuaj my uiiiy uruuier uieu
suddenly of heart failure away off
from home His time was not out,
for he was nearly 20 years younger
than I am, and now, alas! I have no
brother, and he was always a good
brother to me. But almost everybody
Is threatened with heart failure now,
and so I am looking out for it, but
don’t want it to come along the
Angelina line. The heart is the most
wonderful and mysterious organ of
our anatomy. It is called the seat of
affections, the desires, the emotions.
The organ of love and hate and joy,
but it is not. It is mentioned in the
Hible more than 600 times, and always
In connection with our good or bad
traits, but it has nothing to do with
feeling or emotion or character. It
is nothing but a fleshy, pulpy organ
ism, a mechanical contrivance, and
bas to be carefully nursed, or will re
bel. It is the engine that drives the
whole anatomical machine. If over
worked or overfed with ice or to
bacco, or anything else, it will work
on faithfully until it can’t work any
longer, and then gets discouraged and
dies suddenly at its post The book
says that but little was known to
medical science concerning the heart
nntil the eighteenth century, and that
■within the last 50 years many books
have been written, and now no part
of the human system is better un
derstood or more satisfactorily treat
ed. The disease called angina pec
toris is declared to be the most dan
gerous to which it is subject, be
cause of its distressing pain and a
sense of impending death. If I had
read that while I was suffering I
should have surrendered, but the doc
tor wouldn’t tell me nor let me read
it. He says it is better to minify
rather than magnify the apprehen
sions cf his patients. But the young
people ought to be told, told often
and earnestly, that they can’t fool
with t»*e heart. A boy who smokes
cigarettes on the sly is storing up
trouble that will surely come home
and sap his manhood and shorten his
life. This is so well known now that
good men will not employ boys who
smoke. One vice calls for another,
and a news manager told me the
other day that one of his newsboys
skipped some of his patrons every
week so as to have a paper or two
to sell and get njpncy to buy cigar
ettes. Of course he discharged him.
It is pleasant entertainment to listen
to a doctor tell his varied experience*
and this one uttered a truth the other
day that ought to provoke serious
thought in every parent’s bosom. He
says that the greatest foe in the treat
ment of diseases of children is their
disobedience to their parents and it is
most generally the mother’s fault.
They will do things and eat things
that are forbidden, but she loves
the little dears so much that she
overlooks their disobedience and
so when they get sick they will
not take the physician’s medicines
without force or a struggle and if the
doctor is not there to force it the moth
er lets the time pass rather than hear
the screams and cries of the child.
Not half the parents enforce obedience
from their children. Prompt and will
ing obedience should be the first lesson
taught a child. Their happiness de
pends upon it and so does the mother’*
peace.
We old-fashioned people have but lit
tle patience with a generation that is
trying to reform the w’orld with new
methods—abolishing the ways of their
forefathers—raising children on love
instead of discipline and filling all the
schools in the world with athletic sport*
and intercollegiate contests. What
honor, what manliness, is there in kick
ing a ball or batting one or wrestling
or rowing a boat. These sports have
gotten to be the most important part
of the curriculum and fill the daily pa
pers with pictures and thrilling reports
of the game. It is all an “ignis fatuus”
that fools the boys and makes them
think they have acquired an education.
When they went to college their par
ents had fond hopes of them—when
they come out that hope is gone, for
they are unfit for business or the du
ties of life.
wmie l was nan recovering irom
the morphine state I got to ruminat
ing about the value of things and I
compared good health and domestic
happiness and the love and devotion of
wife and children with fame and power
and wealth and ambition and the very
thought of them sickened me.
I wouldn’t give a good shower of rain
just now for Roosevelt and all he has
got or ever expects to be. But I love
Roosevelt because he hates Miles, and
I love Miles because’ he hates Roose
velt and I despise them both—“Turn
Angelina”—ping pong. And last of all
came Satan. They are for war. They
kill a thousand negroes to our one. They
make a land desolate and call it peace.
They have trampled the love of liberty
in the dust and all for lust of power
and place. A woman from Kansas City
sends me a paper with a speech of a
Grand Army of the Republic orator on
Decoration day in which he says that
he wishes every confederate monument
was buried in the bottomless ocean and
other vindictive things and she wants
me to answer it. No, it is no use. The
Grand Army of the Republic is full of
just such contemptible creatures and
I can’t answer them all. It is a stand
ing curse to the peace of the land. Let
the ball roll on. “Turn Angelina”—
ping pong, ding dong, ding dong bell.
We will survive the wreck of matter
and the crush of worlds. And so I went
off to sleep murmuring there is no
grand army. It is a two for a nickel
or four to one concern. If I couldn’t
fight better than that I’d apologize and
hide out. Some of them down here in
Atlanta would like to make friends,
but they have never apologized and
the way they do reminds me of the old
couplet:
“I know that you say that you love me,,
But why did you kick me down stairs?”
—Ping — pong — ling — dong — Turn,
Angelina—Wish I was well enough to
work in my garden. BILL ARP.
TO BE REWARDED.
Consul Ayme, Who Recovered Body
of Conml Prentis from Rains of
St. Pierre, Will Be Promoted.
Col. Louis H. Ayme, of Chicago,
the United States consul at’ Guade
loupe, who went to Martinique to
recover the body of Consul Prentis
and look after * the relief work, is
coming home. He is said to be much
run down physically as a resnlt of
his services in the devastated island.
The United States tug Potomac,
Lieut. B. B. McCormack commanding,
left San Juan, Porto Rico, for Port
de France, Martinique, to get Consul
Ayme and carry him to San Juan,
where he will take passage for New
York.
The state department sent word
to the navy department that it was
not sure that the consul was still at
Fort de France. He has not been
heard from recently. It is under
stood he will be promoted for his
splendid work.
Brisrht Dos.
“I tried to teach my dog to jump
over my leg.”
‘‘Did he catch on?”
“Yes; twice. I’ve just got out of ths
Pasteur institute.”—Baltimore World.
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MANUFACTURING CRIMINALS.
A Condition in Lioninlana That Haa
Ita Counterpart in Other State*
of the South.
But there can be no doubt that an
institution having for its object the
saving of the youth of the state and
the segregation of juvenile offenders
from the hardened criminals is most
desperately needed.
We are unconsciously training and
educating a large criminal element
among our citizenship. It is a shame
and a disgrace that unfortunate boys
and girls, too, for that matter, whom
the cruelty of fate has deprived of
healthful, moral home Restraints and
influences, and who possibly have
been set adrift without father or
mother, in a sea of crime, should be
permitted to live and mature into
manhood and womanhood in the very
atmosphere of wickedness and sin.
It is criminal, too, on the part of
the state to assign a wayward youth
who has made his first step in crime
to a life of association with hardened
criminals. It is a stout heart and a
strong individuality that can don the
stripes of infamy and be associated
with murderers, burglars and villians
of all classes in a penal colony and
emerge with a ray of future hope.
Such an unfortunate must,after serv
ing his term, whether it be long or
short, return to the world hardened
and more sinful, broken in spirit and
callous to the gibes and criticisms of
his fellows.
Alter all, it is frequently the case
that environment makes saint or sin
ner of us. A poor devil who,has nev
er known truth and who has been
taught that virtue is a pretty senti
ment for picture books and fairy
stories, is entitled to our most sin
cere commiseration, pity and sympa
thy. He may be a youth in his teens
who never knew a mother’s prayers
or a father’s benedictions, yet he is
lined up with murderers and cut
throats, striped with infamy and
placed in the chain gang.
It is horrible to contemplate. We
do not believe in feather beds and ta
ble delicacies for criminals. We are
opposed to every form of maudlin
sentiment for felons. But there ought
to be intelligent and just discrimina
tion, and there ought to be supreme
effort to save the youth of the land
from disgrace and ruin.
There are 4o-day about three hun
dred youths in the state prison. Of
these twenty-five or thirty are white
boys. We regard these 300 as lost be
yond recall. But there are scores and
hundreds of both colors whose in
evitable destiny is the penitentiary,
who may be saved from disgrace and
made worthy good citizens. A graded
reformatory institution by whatever
name it may be called, where proper
restraints are enforced and whole*
some instruction given and useful
trade taught, would do more to save
souls, spare suffering and prevent
crime than anything we could sug
gest, just now.—Monroe (La.) Star.
Worth of an Intelligent Man.
A correspondent says that the
young men of Virginia go fiway be*
cause they do not meet with suffi
cient encouragement here. His re
marks are well worthy of considera
tion. The south’s greatest asset is
her young men, and every time she
loses one of these she loses some
thing of great value. Away with the
idea that money makes the country
prosperous. Money does not create
wealth. It is labor that creates
wealth, and a man who labors intel
ligently and faithfully is worth far
more than his weight in gold. In
slavery times a negro man was worth
from a thousand to fifteen hundred
dollars. But it would appear some
times that Virginia values her ener
getic sons at very much smaller fig*
ures.—Bichmond (Va.) Evening Lead
er.
Training For Boy* and Girls.
The training of the hand for boys
and girls should be begun early and
carried on simultaneously with the
ordinary school course. This hand
labor does not retard, but rather aids
mental progress. Hand culture is
really mind culture; it will aid pupils
in earning a living; it dignifies -labor
and will furnish the trades with bet
ter class of workers. The incorpora
tion of technical or industrial train
ing with a school curriculum has
been tried so thoroughly and suc
cessfully in different countries in Eu
rope and in hundreds of,schools in
America that it is no longer an ex
periment, but a demonstrated suc
cess.—Dr. J. L. M. Curry.„
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One Thing Lacking.
We are all agreed that our schools
have been for centuries absorbed in
book work, in verbal studies which
sought to train memory and reason
soning only, but which failed alto
gether to give adequate discipline for
the eye and the bind or to fit the
scholar for skilled labor and fox
practical life.—Sir Joshua Hitch.
WWt About Yonr S«b«ol Honaeaf
You may not this season be able to build
ft new one, or make the radical changes in
the old one that you had in contemplation,
but there is no school district in the Unit
ed States that cannot afford to tint with
Alabastine the interior of their buildings,
thus making them more attractive, get
ting colors made with special reference to
their effects on the eyes of the pupils, get
ting a sanitary and rock base cement coat
ing that will not harbor disease germs.
The closely crowded school rooms need
all the safeguards to the health of the pu
pil that intelligent officials can surround
them with, and all sanitarians unite in say
ing that Alabastine is the only proper ma
terial to be used on such walls.
A.—“Why didn’t you congratulate Lori
mer on his marriage? B.—‘T couldn’t con
scientiously do that; I don’t know his wife.”
A.—“Well, then you might have wished her
joy.” B.—“l couldn’t reasonably do that,
for I do know Lorimerl”—Ladies’Field.
It Cure* While Ym Walk.
Allen’s Foot-Ease is a certain cure for hot,
sweating, callous, and swollen, aching feet.
Sold by all Druggists. Price 25c. Don’t ac
cept any substitute. Trial package FREE.
Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
Excttuivc.
Ping—Are Mrs. De Style’s entertain
ments very exclusive?
Pong—Well, I should say so! Shehosjust
made application to have the conversation
of her guests copyrighted.—Baltimore Her
ald. _
I am sure Piso’s Cure for Consumption
>aved my life three years ago.—Mrs. Thos.
Robbins, Maple Street, Norwich, N. Y
Feb 17, 1900._
Mike—“Say. Pat, phwat is a wather
shpaniel?” Pat—“Sure, he must be some
rilitiv av thim ocean grayhounds we read
about.”—Harvard Lampoon.
When you get the reins in your hands a
lot of things appear in the road you hadn’t
noticed before.—Atchison Globe.
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A Georgia woman, who tried to din*
cover if marriage is a failure baa buried fiv«
husbands, and says: “There'll be troubln
up in Heaven if we know each other there."
—El Paso Times._
To Core a Cold In One Dor •
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Al
druggists ref und money if it fails to cure. 25a
The best way of recognizing a benefit is
never to forget it.—Bartuelmey.
Candor looks with equal fairness at botk
sides of a subject.—Noah Webster.
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Complete External and Internal
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CUTICURA
The set, consisting of Cuticura
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\ and scales, and
A soften thethick
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Cuticura Oint
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ly allay itching,
irritation, and
inflammation,
and soothe and
heal, and Cuti
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Pills, to cool and
cleanse the
blood, and expel
humour verms*
A Single Set, price $1, is often
sufficient to cure the most tortur
ing, disfiguring skin, scalp, and
blood humours, rashes, itchings,
and irritations with loss of hair,
when all else fails.
MILLIONS USE
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ing, purifying, and beautifying the skin, for
cleansing the scalp of crusts, scales, and dan
druff, and the stopping of falling hair, for
softening, whitening, and soothing rod, rough,
and sore hands, for baby rashes, itchings,
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use Cuticuba Soap Id the form of baths for
annoying Irritations, inflammations, and ex
coriations, or too free or offensive perspir
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weaknesses, and for mauy sanative, antlseptlo
purposes which readily suggest themselves
to women, especially mothers.
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