Angel Agnes

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The Strangely Romantic History and Sad Death of Miss Agnes Arnold, the Adopted Daughter of the Late Samuel Arnold, of This City.Wealthy, Lovely, and Engaged to Be Married, Yet This Devoted Girl Volunteered to Go andNurse Yellow Fever Patients at Shreveport, Louisiana.After Three Weeks of Incessant Labor She Met with a Painful and Fatal Accident._She Died in the Hope of a Blessed Immortality_.Her intended husband, who had followed her to Shreveport, had already died, and the two were buried side by side.Terrible Scenes during the Plague.By: Wesley BradshawStory begins...ANGEL AGNESMay God protect you, reader of this book, from all manner of sickness; but above all, from that thrice dreaded pestilence, yellow fever. Of all the scourge ever sent upon poor sinful man, none equals in horror and loathsomeness yellow fever. Strong fathers and husbands, sons and brothers, who would face the grape-shot battery in battle, have fled dismayed from the approach of yellow fever. They have even deserted those most dear to them. Courageous, enduring women, too, who feared hardly any other form of sickness, have been terrified into cowardice and flight when yellow fever announced its awful presence.Such was the state of affairs when, a short time ago, the startling announcement was made that yellow fever had broken out in Shreveport, Louisiana, and that it was of the most malignant type. At once everybody who could do so left the stricken city for safer localities, and, with equal promptitude, other cities and towns quarantined themselves against Shreveport, for fear of the spread of the frightful contagion to their own homes and firesides.Daily the telegraph flashed to all parts of the land the condition of Shreveport, until the operators themselves were cut down by the disease and carried to the graveyard. Volunteers were then called for from among operators in the places, and several of these, who came in response to the call, though acclimated, and fanciedly safe, took it and died. Then it was that terror really began to take hold of the people in earnest. A man was alive and well in the morning, and at night he was a horrible corpse........
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