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VOL. XII.   FRIDAY, June 4, 1897    NUMBER 34
Nancy Seneca's letters from the Medico-Chirurgical hospital,
Philadelphia, where she is taking a course of training to become a
nurse, are breezy and interesting.  She speaks lightly of the work that
others less cheerful might consider unpleasant and difficult.  For
instance, a little girl was brought in as Nancy was writing, who had
been run over by a trolley car.  Her arm and leg were broken, her skull
was fractured and her eye was nearly knocked out.  Nancy is on night
duty and the poor little sufferer kept her on the jump, all night.  Some
nights when the patients are quiet she has to battle with herself to
keep awake, yet she dare not sleep for a moment.  She often has to
compel herself to walk around to keep awake.

   Delia Randall, after having spent an enjoyable vacation at Carlisle has returned to her professional duties as nurse in the city of New Haven, Connecticut. She realizes that the course she has pursued has made her more of a woman than she could have hoped to become had she gone home a few years ago.  And she is correspondingly better able to help her people.

VOL. XII.   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1897    NUMBER 50 ==============================================
  Miss Lillie Wind, ex-pupil of Carlisle, who is now practicing her profession of nursing in Hartford, Connecticut, says in a recent letter to a friend which we had the pleasure of reading, that nurses are in great demand.  She has been working very hard all summer, but now is resting for a few days, having just pulled through, under the directions of an excellent doctor, a serious typhoid case--a Yale student.  She has all she can do, but in order to do justice to her patients and to herself, she was obliged to take a brief rest.  We shall look for Miss Wind on a visit next Commencement, as she partially promises in her letter.

VOL. XIII.   FRIDAY, November 12, 1897    NUMBER 5
  •   That Mrs. Wheelock has a piano.
  •   That Dick Pratt has the rheumatism in his heel.
  •   That the "Y's" have a meeting tomorrow evening at Miss Pratt's.
  •   That half the boys can't keep step to good music if played in a little quicker time than their long, slow legs ordinarily move.  Can't do it!  It is easy to say, "I can if I want to," but they can not.
  •   That the monthly school exhibition which occurred Wednesday evening was too late for a report this week.
  •   That Miss Kate Grindrod, '89, met the Carlisle contingency at Broad Street, Saturday, and all her friends were delighted to see her looking so well.  She is full of business, she says.  People will get sick, and good nurses find plenty to do.
  •   That a young Indian who went to his western home this summer expecting to return, has a chance now to take a place for good pay, if he knew enough to fill it.  He does not know enough, and besides, his conduct at Carlisle was only fair.  He lacked interest in his work and studies, and now he is suffering the consequences.  If he only had a paper from Carlisle saying that his conduct was good and that he worked well, he certainly would get the place, but he can't get such a paper from Carlisle, and I see he does not secure the place.  Carlisle will not say the conduct of a boy is good when it is only fair, and Carlisle will not say a boy works well, when he doesn't.
  •   That Linas Pierce on his way to Philadelphia went to sleep in the car, and no doubt, dreamed about the line up.  When he awoke he forgot he had put the window down, and wishing to see something quickly outside, pierced the glass with his head.  No wonder his name is Linas Pierce and it speaks well for the clearness of the P.R.R. plate glass.
  •   That remarks something like these were made about the University Team, as the Saturday morning papers were opened and the Carlislers were speeding over the rail 40 miles an hour.  "Humph! I think the University players have funny names as well as Indians," "Hare! May be he will not have any hair left when the game is over." "Weeks! Ha! Ha! Seven days! Hope he will be strong when he gets through."  "Minds! One mind is enough for most anybody, but it will take all he has to beat us!" "McCracken! Wonder if he will be crackin' bones." "O, here is Jack's son.  Jack better come himself if he wants to beat." "Hedges! Our boys will throw him over the hedges, and here is Overfield.  We will see how fast he gets over the field." "Boyle! We might roast him, but we do not want to boil anybody." "Outland! That is outlandish!"

VOL. XIII. FRIDAY, January 7, 1898  NUMBER 12
   Miss Katie Grindrod, '89, now a professional nurse of Philadelphia, was here for the holidays, renewing old acquaintanceship and taking a much needed rest.  It is very entertaining to hear Miss Grindrod tell of her experiences in the wealthy families of Chestnut Hill.  She enjoys her work, and from the calls she has must be an excellent nurse.

VOL. XIII. FRIDAY, January 14, 1898  NUMBER 13
   We are pleased to learn through a friend of the whereabouts of Susie Farwell, since she left her New England post of duty as a nurse.  She is now Mrs. Glenn and is happy in her home in Rockvale, Montana.  Olive Yellowface was with her and they love to reminisce on the good times they used to have at Carlisle.

VOL. XIII. FRIDAY, January 21, 1898  NUMBER 14
   The Sunday World contained a good picture of Miss Kate Grindron,'89, with a brief account of her work as a trained nurse in Philadelphia.

 VOL. XIII. FRIDAY, June 10, 1898  NUMBER 34
   Nancy Seneca, '97, who is a Philadelphia Medico-Chirurgical Nurse, is
here for a few weeks' vacation and rest.

   Miss Delia Randall, the young Indian woman from Fort Hall
reservation, who was graduated two years ago from the New Haven Training School for Nurses, has offered her services, and if needed, is ready to go to the seat of war and care for the sick and wounded.  The
requirements call for nurses between the ages of thirty and fifty, and
as Miss Randall is only twenty-five, it is not probable that the government will accept the offer.

 VOL. XIII. FRIDAY, June 24, 1898  NUMBER 36
 Joseph Adams Is Dead.

   We have the sad and painful duty of recording the death of another loved member of our school.  Joseph Adams, who went to his home in Oregon, a few weeks since on account of ill health died of Consumption on the 12th inst.  The deceased was a character of such frankness, nobility, purity and faithfulness to trust that none knew him but to love him.  Doctor Turner, of the Siltez Agency writes thus of his last hours:  "Joseph suffered but little and talked with a pleasant smile during his sickness.  There was a large funeral, and thus ends a noble life, while so many ignoble still live."  Miss Barr received a very few sad lines from him which must have been written but a few hours before his death, in which he said he was so tired.  Some of the words were so faint that they could not be made out.  Joseph was a graduate of Chemawa, having gone there a year and a half.  When he came to Carlisle in 1893, he entered the Dickinson Preparatory at once, and before he left had reached the Sophomore class in the college proper.  A year ago he went west for his health and remained in Colorado for several months.  The ambition to get through college brought him back to carlisle, and when he arrived he looked remarkably well, but the close study and effort again brought him low.
   Joseph had had considerable experience with the agency doctor, which fitted him for usefulness at once in our own hospital.  He was a nurse that the patients all liked and he enjoyed giving aid and comfort to the suffering.  Dr. Montezuma who was physician for a part of the time writes thus to Miss Barr:
   "I sympathize with you in relation to Joe.  Life is a mystery.  What you have done for Joe can never be estimated.  You have one consolation, you have seen one boy who has been faithful and did his duty to the last moment.  I consider his life a glorious revelation.  He stood equal to Lieutenant Hobson.  He carried his ship while the battle of life was raging on every side.  Though he sank, his wreck on the road to success will be the only means to free our nation.  I cannot conceive of a grander spectacle than a fallen color-bearer with hand grasping the flag and body fallen toward the enemy.  Joe's death is grand, noble and sublime.  Our reward is not on earth.  It is beyond the grave where no disease can hinder or mar our advancement.  Joseph's character was truly exceptional and worthy of imitating.

 VOL. XIII. FRIDAY, July 15, 1898  NUMBER 39
   Miss Nancy Seneca, '97, who has been here spending her vacation from the Medico-Chirurgical hospital Philadelphia, was called upon to nurse the babe of Mrs. Charles Berg in town which has been quite ill.  Miss Seneca went back to Philadelphia yesterday.

 VOL. XIII. FRIDAY, July 29, 1898  NUMBER 41
  Miss Kate Grindrod, '89, trained nurse of Philadelphia who came last week to spend her vacation, was called by Dr. Hemminger of Carlisle to nurse one of his patients at Newville.

 Miss Nancy Seneca who resumed her duties as nurse in the Medico-Chirurgical, Phoiladelphia, last week after a pleasant vacation with us, says they have had quite a number of "heat" cases recently and that they have plenty of work, day and night.

 VOL. XIII. FRIDAY, August 12, 1898  NUMBER 43
  Miss Katie Grindrod has returned to Philadelphia.  For two weeks she carried most successfully the case of diptheria in a family near Newville.  The patient was a visiting child from Baltimore.

 Miss Sheridan, the Sioux City nurse is taking care of Yellow Horn the Omaha Indian whose leg was recently amputated.  The patient is not doing very well and another amputation will be made. -[Pender Times.

 VOL. XIV. FRIDAY, November 18, 1898  NUMBER 5
           A WEE FAMILY.
  Many at the school remember Miss Maud Cummins who for a short time was one of us some years ago, and all her friends will be pleased to see these few lines from a recent business letter.
  She says:
  "Several years have passed since I numbered one of you, still I have never forgotten a single face, I think, even among the dusky ones whom I grew to love.  
  I am now a graduate nurse from the Battle Creek Sanitarium, a well-equipped and scientific medical establishment, and am surrounded by crowds of people sick and well.
  We are only a wee family ourselves of 500 nurses, but we are a surprisingly happy family ,and like yourselves are engaged in lifting up the Indian, as well as his unfortunate brother, for we are here to help all, black and white, poor and rich."

 We are sorry to learn that Miss Lily Wind, graduate nurse of the Hartford school of nursing, has been ill for a few weeks, but we are glad to report that she is fast improving and thinks she will be able to go take a case in December.  Miss Wind is an indefatigable worker and has given excellent satisfaction in her chosen profession.

 VOL. XIV. FRIDAY, December 16, 1898  NUMBER 9
  David Peake, brother of Fred, class '92, and Emily, class '93, is a professional nurse and masseur, graduate of the Mills Training School, Bellevue Hospital, New York.

 VOL. XIV. FRIDAY, January 13, 1899  NUMBER 12
  A letter from Delia Randall, asking for change of address on HELPER, shows that she is going to the Indian School, at Lac du Flambeau, but she does not state in what capacity.  Wonder if it is as trained nurse, for she is a capable one, and able to earn from fifteen to twenty dollars a week in the East.

  VOL. XIV. FRIDAY, March 10, 1899  NUMBER 20
The question is often asked, What will your graduates do?  Here is what some of class '99 have gone into.  George Hazlett has departed for Hoopa Valley, California to be Disciplinarian; Sarah Williams left on Monday for Tomah, Wisconsin, to take a position in the Government school at that place; Lydia Gardner is attending High School at Landsdowne; Vincent Natailsh goes shortly to New York City to engage in business;  Seichu Atsye will continue her training as a nurse; Nettie Buckles has entered Metzger College in town; Kendall Paul will enter the University of Philadelphia to take a course in shorthand and typewriting; Clara Price has a position at Standing Rock, Dakota; Jonas Mitchell has gone home to work at his blacksmithing trade.  Dollie Wheelock will take a course at Drexel Institute, Philadelphia; Louie McDonald will enter Commercial College in Carlisle; Robert Emmett has a position as printer in the job department of the Harrisburg Telegraph; Stuart Hazlett enters a printing office near is home in Montana; Thomas Denomie continues his studies in town; Chauncey Archiquette, Bertha Dye, Joseph Gouge and Christian Eastman went home; Electa Scott, Mary Moon, John Lemieux, Annie Gesis, Rose Duverney, Edward Peters, Olive Larch, Etta Catolst, Minnie Finley and Nettie Horne have gone to country homes to await developments and gain experiences they need; Cora Wheeler will enter Bellevue Hospital, N.Y. City for a course in nursing; Jennie Brown and Dahney George go to the West Chester Normal School; Corbett Lawyer has a position at Santa Fe, New Mexico, and George Wolfe will remain here to help on buildings to be erected.

 VOL. XIV. FRIDAY, April 14, 1899  NUMBER 25
   Nancy Cornelius now at Oneida, Wisconsin, is following her profession as nurse.  She is doing hospital work, and has private patients also.  A recent cheery letter from her tells of her patients all doing well.  She speaks of her new sister, Martha Sickles Cornelius, class '98, who married Nancy's brother James, also a Carlisle pupil, in the kindest terms, and she rejoices in her sister Isabella's success as a teacher of white children in New England.

 VOL. XIV. FRIDAY, June 30, 1899  NUMBER 36


  These were the words of Major Pratt when interviewed in New York City by a reporter of the Tribune a few days ago:
  "The North American Indian is all right if you give him a show," said the Major, "but he's all wrong if crowded into a corner and held against the wall.
  In Pennsylvania, the Indian boys and girls of our school are considered among the best farm and house help obtainable.
  Six hundred of our pupils have just gone out to farms and homes in eastern Pennsylvania, and there is a demand for twice as many more.
  It is all nonsense to say that the Indian will not work.
  He'll work if he's paid for it.
  The money they earn during vacation is their own, of course.
  We have 900 all told-500 boys and 400 girls.
  One of our Indian girls is principal of a school up in Connecticut, with two or three assistants, and with 200 pupils to take care of.

  Half a dozen of our girls are successful trained nurses.
  Fifteen of our boys are to do all the waiting at an ocean shore hotel this summer, one of the number being the headwaiter."
  "Have the boys any inventive faculty?"
  "Hardly any," said Major Pratt, "but that isn't to be wondered at.  Necessity is the mother of invention, and the Indian until recently has always been taught that he didn't need civilization to be happy.
  Five of our boys have recently enlisted in the regular army, two having gone to Porto Rico, two to Cuba and one to Manila.
  Depend upon it," said Major Pratt, "the Indian is all right if you give him a fair show."


 VOL. XIV. FRIDAY, July 28, 1899  NUMBER 40
  Miss Southgate, of the Medico-Chirurgical Hospital, Philadelphia, who has been a guest of the school, with Miss Nancy Seneca, class '97, who is also a nurse at the Medico Chi, has gone to her home in New Jersey, near Philadelphia.  She was sorry to go away from a place she learned in a brief visit to love so well.

 VOL. XIV. FRIDAY, August 18, 1899  NUMBER 43
   Miss Nancy Cornelius arrived on Monday evening from Downingtown, where she has been visiting Miss Edge for a short time.  All who have read the HELPER these past years know Nancy.  She is the same cheery person.  It will be remembered that she was the first girl from our school to become a trained nurse, graduating from the Hartford school.  She has made for herself a most enviable reputation.  Nancy is in demand at all times, and now the demand seems to be at home, by the Rev. F.W. Merrill, Missionary among the Oneidas.  He is the rector of the Episcopalian Church there, and in connection with the mission has established a hospital.  Nancy is to be the head nurse.  Rev. Merrill has secured a treasure, and we wish the project unbounded success.

 VOL. XV. FRIDAY, December 15, 1899  NUMBER 8
  A ludicrous mistake was made by the Philadelphia Press on Wednesday.  They published a little account of Nancy Seneca, '97, who is at the Medico-Chirurgical hospital taking a course in nursing, and with it a picture of a woman, who the same day disappeared from her home with several thousand dollars she had saved.  Nancy's picture was placed with the latter story.