Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Angel Agnes The Heroine of the Yellow Fever Plague in Shreveport   By: (1837-1927)

Book cover

First Page:


Or, the Heroine of the Yellow Fever Plague in Shreveport.

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 and Nurse 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.



Issued by Old Franklin Publishing House in Philadelphia, Pa. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873, by C. W. Alexander, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D.C.


Geo. Woods & Co's Parlor Organs.

[Illustration: Organ]

THEIR COMBINATION SOLO STOPS are capable of the most beautiful musical effects.

AEOLINE A soft or breathing stop. VOX HUMANA A baritone solo, not a fan or tremolo. PIANO Which will never require tuning.

Few are aware of the perfection the Parlor Organ has reached, the variety of musical effects of which it is capable, and how desirable an addition it is to the parlor. These instruments have created much interest and enthusiasm by reason of their quality of tone, elegance of finish and musical effects.

The Profession and Public generally are earnestly invited to examine these beautiful instruments at our own or agents' warerooms, and compare them with other instruments of their class.

Correspondence with the Trade and Profession solicited.

Agents wanted in every town. Circulars containing music free.

GEO. WOODS & CO., Cambridgeport, Mass.

WAREROOMS, 66 & 68 Adams St., Chicago. 33 King William St., London. M.G. Bisbee, 920 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.



May 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. The fond mother who thanked heaven, as she put her children to bed, that she had no signs of the malady, and would be able to nurse them if they got sick, left those little ones orphans before another bedtime came around... Continue reading book >>

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books