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IS DEATH PAINLESS ?
A Quefttion that Interest! Everybody
Answered by Eight Atlanta
Phynlvlnus.
Atlanta Constitution.
Dr. Hammond, of New York,
stated recently in an interview that
death is absolutely painless and that
there is no difference between the
death of a believer and the death of
an unbeliever and that life goes out
like a candle.
It is a subject of universal inter
est and the opinion of a number of
physicians are appended.
Dr. Todd says : "My opinion is,
that in 99 cases out of 100 death is
perfectly painless, not only because
the absence of any indications that
denote pain, but because of the ac
cumulation in the blood, of such
effete matters as carbonic acid gas,
which act as a sedative or ana;sthet
ic." 'Do vou notice anv difference be
tween the death of an unbeliever
and a Christian
"Yes, that makes a great differ
ence. The death of an unbeliever
who is an agnostic, is always at
tended by a sense of vagueness, un
certainty and doubt. The true
Christian believer dies like coins
to sleep. It is especially true
anions: eood Catholics.
While I am
not a Catholic I have noticed that
as a rule, after the sacrament
been administered to them they
with perfect resignation. I
has
die
was
struck especially with the Catholics.
i As an evidence that a man's life has
! something to do with the tranquil
i ity with which he passes iuto a fu
ture state, children, as a rule, die
evidently without struggle or pain.
The truth of thij has become an
aphorism, -He died as sweetly as a
child.'"
"It ha3 been said by some philos
opher that no person dies happy
with a disease above the diaphragm,
that is, if the chest, heart or head is
affected ; but I am satisfied that he
he is mistaken. Apparently they
are in pain, out an or a siumen tney
nam.
there
is no apparent distress even for
hours before dissolution."
"What strikes vou most in seeing
people die ?"
"That it is a transition to another
life and there is nothing in the
world about it to be dreaded. The
man who dreads it dies horribly
daily. The man who goes on and
abides his time gets death but once
and will probably be surprised toj
find that it is just like going to!
sleep.
"From personal experience I know
that to bleed to death or almost to
death is painless. My personal ex
perience is confirmed by all my pa
tients who came very near losing
their lives by hemorage I never was
so happy in my life as when I came
near bleeding to death on the battle
field. It was just like lying down
and going to sleep. I had- been in
great pain, but that all left
"There is something horrible
about drowning. There is a great
deal of pain about it. The first
pain is that of the water in the nose.
After the first struggle, persons who
have been resuscitated, say that it is
painless. Freezing to death, you
know, is like going to sleep. It is
hard to keep awake."
Dr. J. B. Baird said : "Do vou
mean hanging ? That is what you
are preparing for; it is not painless.
"No, really ; in hanging some
times a man's neqk is broken and
his death is almost instantaneous.
At other times the neck is not bro
ken and the man chokes to death.
Judging from the contortions the
man must suffer a great deal.
"So, when you adopt that method
get the sheriff to fix a large knot
under your left ear so as to give you
a good jerk."
"As I do not contemplate such a
death and the majority of mankind
do not have to go through that or
deal, I would like to know what you
think about death in general. Is it
painless ?"
"Some deaths are entirely painless
and some are very painful. It de
pends on the circumstances. Death
fiom opium is painless and death
from strychnine is attended with a
great deal of pain.
"There is this thing to be said
about death. It is a remarkable fact,
and I have no doubt that it is a pro
vision of Providence, that when peo
ple approach death they . lose that
dread of it that is instinct in human
mind. Of course there are except
tions. I speak of the general rule.
Death just seems to come along
quietly as a matter of course. Peo
pie just accept it and sink right
down out of life as if it would have
been unusual or remarkable to have
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CONCORD, N. C, OCTOBER 12, 1888.
followed any other course.
"Mos1- persons, perhaps, lose con
sciousness before death, at variable
periods. Many persons retain con
sciousness to the very last moment.
The immediate cause of death is
either a suspension of respirat.on
or a suspension of the circula
tion. Sometimes the heatt, some
times the breathing, fails."
"Hare you noticed any difference
between the death of a Christian
and the death of an unbeliever?"
"I have seen persons who denied
the divinity of Christ die with just
as much confidence and just as much
fortitude and just as much hope as
the most devoted Christians."
"Un tne other nana l have seen
tne most wickcu men ana women
die without a shudder or apparent
dread of the unknown future. I
have often remarked that circum
stance." "Is there any difference in the
death of an atheist who denies the
existence of God ?"
"I don't remember to have oo
sened such a case, but I have seen
persons who were so wicked that
they could not have given a thought
to the subject. They were practical
atheists and they did not seem to
have a dread.
"Of course there are different
creeds. While persons may not be
Christians they may have some re
ligious belief, and they depend with
absolute confidence on their relig
ious belief; but I have no doubt
that the almost universal indiffer
ence to death is due to the fact that
usually before death all the sensi
bilities of the body are blunted.
Breathing is impaired, the
circuhi -
tion is imperfect, and as the person
approaches death all sensibilities
become clouded ; so that when he
might be intellectually clear enough,
he has not that keen sense of the
event that he would have in
health.
"It seems like stoicism.
pe
rfect
People
just go right along as if they were
going on a journey. Whether this
result is caused by remarkable spir
itual aid or by the physical condi
tion I have described, I cannot say.
The ministers would doubtless say
that it is a supernatural power that
sustains a man while he its dying,
and it may be so.
"Death by electricity, I have no
doubt, is absolutely painless if the
shock is strong enough. Death by
chlorofoini is absolutely painless."
Dr. W. F. Westmoreland, Sr.,
said: "That question opens up a
very broad field. The (pies tion is
indefinite. You will have to deter
mine what you mean by pain Men
tal pain is sometimes much greater
than the physical. If a man is ra
tional it is always painful to
No man in his senses wants to
die.
die.
I never saw one that did."
"Do you notice any difference be
tween the death of a believer and an
unbelievei ?'
"No, that has nothing to do with
it. A Christian hatts to die as bad
as a sinner. I have seen them say
at the start that they were ready to
die, but t hey would beg hard enough
to live before it was over. A man
has to be a little brave, and men
sometime) say what they don't
mean.
"After they find that it is bound
to come, then they want to get
through it as soon as possible and
get rid of the pain."
Dr. J. M. Gaston said : "I think
there is a great variety of cases in
which persons approaching the pe
riod of death have a great deal of
suffering. In the act of death un
consciousness, as a general rule,
would preclude sensibility altogeth
er. "If you want a little philosophy
on the subject, I would say that
death is a matter that may be grad
ual or may be sudden. You may
have a progress from very gradual
derangement and decomposition in
the system, which will lead to a
slow death. Then again, yon may
have instantaneous death, as death
by electricity or by lightening, and
in such cases it is perfectly painless.
I can't imagine how a man could
have the conciousness of the ap
proach of death under the circum
stances. "In a case of yphoid fever which
ar .ore nnl a.
patient b
g i au i-i.ii u b
1 i.
and wear and tear
on the
vital or-
ganism, the individual, I think, in
timet l'netuiiwa vohHps tlio nrnrn:ir-h
of death, Even under these eirtnm -
stances, I would conclude that the
nervous system had been so com -
pletely exhausted, and the capacity
for receiving impressions through
the nervous system so impaired that
the individual must suffer compara
tively little."
"Doprou see any difference between
the death of believers and unbe
lievers ?"
"It occurs to me that the antici
pation of death is made very differ
ent by conditions, and that it would
be different with men, one of whom
has hope of happiness hereafter and
one of whom is skeptical. If a maa
has hopes of happiness hereafter I
can't see that he should have any
apprehension or fear of death. If
he is a skeptic I can well understand
how he would have a fear of death.
If a man really believed that there
was no hereafter he might not have
an apprehensioujbut I don't believe
there is any human intellect that is
capable of reading that conclusion
and holding it beyond a perad ven
ture, lie can't be satisfied about it.
He is doubtful about it, and I could
see how much a person would die
with apprehension.
"1 think it is a fact that the men
tal and nervous constitution of peo
ple makes a great deal of difference
in their apprehension of death. I
judge this from my individual feel
ing. I don't realize any fear of
death. I don,t have any apprehen-
sion of death as an end of my exist
ence, but I have the greatest possible
apprehension of being hurt. Ac
cident insurance conies in very
j strongly. If I had a sense of obli-
gation to do a certain thing with the
assurance that 1 would meet death
doing it, I don't believe it would de
ter me, but in going iuto a position
where I would be likelv to be badly
hurt without killing me I should
be very cautious.
"Let any medical man realize that
it is his duty to go to Jacksonville
1 and I think that if he went down
convinced that it was his duty he
would have none of the apprehension
of death."
Dr. II. P. Cooper said : "I have
unfortunately seen a great many
people die in hospitals, and my obser
vation is that in ninety-nine per
cent, of cases, dentil is entirely pain
less the patient as a rule, being de
void of conciousness, and even where
they utter groans and make such
noises as that, it is done unconciously;
there is no pain accompanying it.
Of winrsfl s;niin il.-iflis from no.o.'i-
, . . r , , ,
dents are painful for instance, a
p?rson burned to death and dying in
the course of twenty-four hours."
"Have you noticed any difference
between the deaths of persons who
had and those who had not a relig
ious be'ief?"
"I have never noticed the slightest
'difference.. Most of my hospital
cases were hardened sinners and they
died as calmly and peacefully as any
other people whom 1 have seen die."
Dr. W. 8. Klkin said: "I think it
depends altogether upon the nature
of the case of the death. As a rule,
however, my experience is that death
is painless. They may suffer con
siderable pain up to a few minutes
before death, and then there may be
a suspension of pain altogether. As
a rule I think death is painless.
Some men are dying, maybe, for two
or three days, and in that instance
there may be some pain at the begin
ning of death, and towards the latter
part of the death it is painless."
"Do you notice any difference be
tween the death of a man who has
religious belief and a man who has
none Y'
"No, because I do not think that
just before death they can think
much about that?"
Dr. C. C. Greene said : "I do not
think death is painless. Physical
pain is owing to circumstances
whether it is a mechanical jnjury or
some organic trouble. In mechani
cal injuries it seems to me that it is
more painful than death from nat
ural causes, for the reason that in
dying from natural causes they be
come so accustomed to pain in cer
tain locations
"I don't see any difference between
the believers and unbelievers in
death. I have leen several unbe
lievers die and it was the same thing
in them. It matters not v ho dies
he has dread -f death and the results
of death. It is human to do so."
"I have been asked this question a
great nianv limes, bnt never before
for publication. . The amount of in
terest on this point is indeed
prising, especially among relatives
and friends of the dying. The ma
jority of people interested prefer for
their friends to die without pain,
where death is invitable.
! know of a case of a ladv who
I it..1 I.! tlmf I'i-fli ivia .iTriv.iliir
j and for some time previous to death
j it was her request that an anassthetio
! should be administered. I know
that the anassthetio was administered
and she passed off perfectly smooth
ly." .
Dr. J. F. Alexander said : "My
idea of death is expressed in the last
words of Dr. White, an old physician
who lived many years ago at Mil
Iedgeville lie lived to be a very
old man, and for several years before
his death he ate but one meal a day
and took that at 11 o'clock at nigh
just before retiring. He remarked
to his son, Dr. Sam White, 'when I
am dying ask me what death is, and
I will tell you.'
"When the old doctor came, to die,
his son did ask him, end he said,
'tired, tired, tired !
"That is my idea of death ; it i
distressing but painless, and it comes
as a relief from exhaustion."
"Now there arc cases where a man
gets hurt and it is very painful ; but
even under those circumstances,
when the organs are so far gone that
they refuse to perform their func
tions, I don't think a person is ca
pable of feeling pain."
"Have you noticed any difference
between the death .of believers and
unbelievers Y' . .
"Well, yes I have. I have seen
persons who, at the last moment, ex
pressed the most unbounded confi
dence, and I have seen others who
manifested a great deal of anxiety
before death. I don't think however
that I ?ver saw any one so disturbed
in the article of death itself."
Mr.
Illniuc's Seerli to American
WorkltisrniPii.
Right en the threshold of winter,
when starvation and nakedness stares
the idle man in the face, the great
sugar trust has thrown seven hun
dred men out of work in Williams
burg bv ordering the two refineries
of De Castro & Donner to shut down,
so that. the price of sugars may be
kept up.
This cruel act, which will darken
the homes of so many honest and
faithful toilers through no fault of
their own, was completed yesterday,
and groups of white faced men,
standing out in the bitter wind in
front of the towering buildings from
which they had been thrust, savagely
cursed the millionaire president who
thus heartlessly put his foot upon
their bread tray.
That the news of this merciless
lockout will ring from one end of
the country to the other and stir
: men's hearts wherever anv sympathy
:.
is leu tor tne Helpless worKingnian
goes without saying. It was the
sensation in New York and Brooklyn
yesterday.
It is the most dramatic and pa
thetic thing that has occurred since
the matchless leader of the Republi
can party come back from his coach
ing tour through Scotland to tell the
wage-workers the very men who
stood shivering in front of the closed
refineries yesterday that trusts were
sacred and must not be interfered
with by Congress, that they must be
allowed to say when a man may eat
and w hen he n ay not, as well as to
say what he shall pay for what he
eats. New York Herald. "
Rig Railroad Deal.
New York, October 2. The
Directors of the East Tennessee
Railroad at a meeting here today
passed a resolution unanimously
agreeing to the proposition from the
Directors of the Richmond & Dan
ville Railroad to lease the East
Tennessee nronertv for a period of
20 years on a percentage of earn-
A Horrible Death.
Wadesbouo, N. C, Sept. 28.
Pienjaniin Deberry, a while man
about o0 years of age, left this place
this morning for his home in Stanly
county. He was riding in a buggy
and was very much intoxicated.
About five miles from here he was
found dead and entangled in the
wheels of his buggy with his head
and neck horribly bruised and cut.
He had been dragged for four mike
and when found the horse was still
moving homeward. His death was
caused from bruises and cuts . re
ceived while being dragged over the
rocks and stones. The road is very
hilly and rocky. News and Obser
ver. IAn IrresiMtible Demand.
My dog was held for ransom,
land Pat was sent to rescue
him. "Pat," said I, "did you
' tell the man that if he did not
i oi vp nr tliw rloo- nt oncp T vvrmlrl
sur"!have him arrested" "Oi
did that same, sorr." What
idid you say to him?" "Oi
' tould him jist what yez tould
j me to tell him. Oi wint there
where he had the dorg, and
oi sez to him, oi sez, "The
ooss sez, sez oi, -av yez aon r
disgorge that dorg,' sez oi,
'he sez he'll have the law on
vez that's
what he sez,
sez
oi." And aid ne aisgorge uie
a i-i-t1 1 . 1
dog Pat?" "To wasnt, sorr."
catches
to this,
"The early bird always
the worm ;" and, in addition
he saw a most healthy frost in h.s
early observations last Sunday nioriiy
ng,
NUMBER 40.
WITH HIS OI.I I.OVE AG A IX.
Charlie Wrnt West. Mni1 n Fortune
nml Returned.
Here is a story like those
romances you read of in which
the maiden waited and the
lover returned with a fortune.
Charles J. Travis and Lizzie
Sherwood worked togather in
a down town paper house nine
years ago. They fell in love,
but their salaries were not
sufficient to support them.
They had abandoned all hope
of going together to the altar,
when Cha lie's cousin, from
the far West, arrived, and
painted glowing pictures of
the golden lands beyond the
Mississippi. The lovers parted.
Letters from the West be
came fewer and fewer until
Lizzie, believing that her lover
had forgotten her, plighted
her troth to a sailor, a first
mate, please, and promised to
marry him when he returned
from a trip East. The reader
may now see inai mere was i
small chance of the lovers run-i
ning together. The sailor
never returned. That ends
him, and the reader need not
expect to see him bob up a
again in the tale of love and
travel. Lizzie found employ
ment some weeks ago at Le
land's Ocean Hotel, Long
Branch. She was a chamber
maid and a pretty maiden.
Two days before the hotel
closed for the season a tanned
and bearded stanger, evidently
a Western man, arrived at the
hotel, and registered as
f 1 li o vl T Tvorie Tiior T .1 i r
Mon. lie was shown to a
room, wnien nappeneu to oe
1 t t 1 A 11
in Lizzie s Hall. Alter going
io ins a pa ri uieiii lie uirscov erru
that he had no towels, and
rang for them. Lizzie handed
them to the stranger, who as
tonirhed her by suddenly
catching her by the shoulders
and exclaiming:
"Lizzie Sherwood! I've been
hunting all over this country
for yon!"
"Who are you " cried Liz
zie, trying to draw away from
the man.
"Why, don't you remember
me?" Don't vou remember
when you used to fold
down at Daily & Co.'s
papers
that a
bic: fellow used to see
vou
home on dark nights V
Lizzie looked up into the
bearded face, and though there
was very little trace of her old
lover she ventured to ask,
"Are you Charlie Travis V
"That's who I am, and you
are Lizzie Sherwood, and you
j promised to marry me. I
think it s about time you were
keeping your promise, don't
vou '" This extremlv direct
question staggered Lizzie.
Had lizzie been in the habit
of reading the thrilling tales
about the eminent Mr. Kilrain
and the highly respected Mr.
Sullivan she would have ad
mitted that she was "knocked
out." As it was she merely
said she would like an expla
nation. He spun a very fine
tale about delayed mails, and
she owned up about the sailor
boy who went sailing awav
,! into the stormy seas of Boston
and New Haven. looking for
menhaden. So he asked her
to marry him.
"But I'll have to get some
new clothes," said Lizzie.
"No vou won't vou can
ffet
those afterward," said her
lover. "You can get lots of
them, too, for I've got the
money; I've got over 8,000
steers in one herd, besides lots
of sheep and horses, and
money in the bank. I don't
fold papers for SS.fiO a week
anymore. Not much."
"How did you happen to
come here?" asked Lizzie.
"Well"' he said, "I was in
New York, and heard so much
about the gambling houses
down here I thought I'd come
down and see what they were
like. J didn't expect to make
such a big stake myself,
though," he added.
llev. Mr. Menissof Brooklyn
married them yesterday, and
they went West.
Rob linrdette, the well-known hu
morist, has been licensed to preach.
It does not follow however, that he
is going to crack jokes in the pulpit.
It is notorious that funny men 'with
the pen are often-times solemn al
most to melancholy in speech. At
the same time it is not probable that
linrdette will use stale homilies in
I the
manufacture of his sermons.
News and Observer.
.
-We were presented with a most
deliciou3 Peach last Moda:' b-v Mr
i W- M- Voils- The l)each was one
of a second cron : tho tree Having
done double work for the oyuer
this year,
the -.studied;
Rate of Advertlftlnjf s
One square, one inssrtion,
On e sq uare, on e mon tb,
One square, two months, ,
One equare, three months,
One square, six months,
One square, one year,
$00
105
200
2 S3
500
900
Stonewall Ja?kons Joke. '
Few men were ever more
profoundly and invariably se - '
. 1 1. n . n -w i
nous man ronewau Jackson.
Prior to the war he was Pro-
J - f -mr i i -i
lessor oi iaiurai ana lis- .
Virginia Military Institute;
and while in that position he
made what is believed to have
been his first joke.
Une morning he called a
member of the graduating
class, and with the utmost
gravity propounded the follow
ing scientfic question.
"Why is it impossible to
send a telegraphic dispatch
from Lexington to Staun
ton1 '
a xiT? uuici iciicvica iui Burnt?
moments, and then replied
that the explanation of this .
phenomenon doubtless lay in
the fact that the amount of
iron ore in the mountains drew.
the magnet current from the
wires.
A convert smile touched
upon Jackson's features, fled
v mrl Iip cnifl. "tw Biv
vou can take your seat." ,
Another was called up but
he too failed to explain the
mystery. A third, and then
a fourth were equally unsuc
cessful. Jackson listening to
their theories with profound
attention, but with the same
sly smile which greeted the
first attempt.
This smile probably attacted
the attention of the next cadet
who was called. His counte
nance lighted up, his lip broke
into a smile in return' and he
said:
ell major Jackson. I
reckon, it must be because
i there is no telegraph between
: places.
"You are right, sir" replied
Jackson, who had suddenly
resumed his composed express
sion. "You can take your
seat,"
order, and calmly proceeded
with trie recitation as if noth
ing had happened.
A Free Tjnde Measure. ' 57"
New York "World, Dem.
The Republican Senators'
tarilf bill is a "free trade'
measure. It places upon the
free list jute, manilla and sisal
grass and various drugs and
chemicals. This is certainly
according to Republican logic,
a "last step" towards free
trade. If these articles are
freed from duties now the Sen
ate will next be removing the
duties from flax, wool, lumber,
1 i.l. .1 11 x. "I-
tsoup iiuu uitj sucreusiui which
savors. Have the Republican
Senators been bought with
British gold Do they mean to
destroy American industries
and reduce wages to the pau
per level of protectionist Ger
many or free trade England
In addition to this "first ster
towards ultimate fiee trade"
the Senate bill frees from tax
ation native brandy, tobacco
and alcohol "used in the arts.'1
This is a free trade home
which the temperance people
are particularly opposed to.
No wonder that Chairman
Quay is cross and ugly and in
clined to go fishing.
It is strange that Col. Dockery's
crowd up in the mountains should be
charging that Ransom, Merrimoii
Fowle, Jarvis and the Democratic
lawyers were responsible for the issue
of the special tax bonds, when tho
legislature of 1808 that issued them
was overwhelmingly Republican and
kept out a considerable number of
Democrats elected to that legislature
on the false allegation that they
were banned ; and Littlefield was
King among them, aiid he and his
Republican ring bribed the negroes
of that assembly and had a majority
at their beck and call. At the next
: .--!. ii. .
Democrats rallied enough honest Re
publicans to vote with them to undo
the fraud r.s far as possible. Their
charges are all falsehoods, and should
be denounced by every honest man
accordingly. News and Observer.
As Forepaugh's circus was being
unloaded at DnRois, Pennr., John
Poggy, an elephant trainer, of Satem,
New' Jersey, was attacked and killed
l y the elephant "Tip." Poggy Tras
trying to get the animal out of the
car, but it had been angered by men
and boys feeding it apples which
contained tobacco and paper.
A colored mau who speaks .n
glish with a genuine Irish brogue
; is rather novelty. Yet William li.
iO'Dell, a fujlblooded African,
i astonished a Rrooklyti police justice
! he other day by test ifying in -a rich
i ruh ii-nnriin I I I In I I core ho vi
j bom of African parants at Rallyslo,
I Wexford county, Ireland, and not
; Having oeen natuaiK.eu since ms
arrival in
I Irishman.
America, was still au
    

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