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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, February 19, 1891
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SISTER KATHEBESE. Now Order to Be Pounded by Miss Drexel. The Philadelphia Heiress to Devoto th» Balance of Her Life to Catholic Church Work Amonpr the Indians ami the Noproes of tlio South. Miss Kathervoe M. Drexel, a daughter of the late F. A. Drexel, who has been at the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy jln Pittsburgh for about a year and a half, made her profession at the house of the order in Pittsburgh. This step, while not absolutely final, is regarded by the Philadelphia Press as decisive of Miss Drexel's intentions. Her retirement to the convent at first •was in the nature of a trial of her calling, and was intended as a means of learning whether the religious life was her vocation. She has been very happy in the life, with its regular roiitine of charitable deeds and its offices of prayer. Aside from the prominence of the name which the religious candidate represented the event was notable for another and very important reason. A new form of profession was used. This was that, as Miss Drexel did not join the Order of the Sisters of Mercy, but founded an altogether new order, none of the rituals used in connection with existing orders sufficed. The new form received the approbation of Archbishop Ryan, •who had the matter under consideration for a long time, and it is understood that it also received the favorable consideration of one of the congregation of Cardinals, who are entrusted with authority and discretion in such matters. Miss Drexel's order will devote itself particularly to the welfare of the Indians and poor colored people. She has received a beautiful training in disciplined works of charity during MISS KATHERIXE DBEXEL. Tier life in the convent of the Sisters of 'Mercy. The latter body is devoted, as its name implies, to work among the sick ,and needy as well as religious teaching among those with whom their errands bring them. For instance, it is not generally known that the Sisters of Mercy in this city have visited the women in the county prison for many years, »nd even on one occasion helped minister to a Catholic who was under sentence of death. Miss Drexel's object in taking upon herself a religious habit, on the other hand, is for the purpose of establishing means of educational and religious work among the Indians and among colored people in places where these advantages are needed. To do this, she proposes to devote her income, known to he much more than $500,000 a year, to the work of her order, of which she is to be the Superior. One of the executors of the Drexel estate said that, as Superior of the new order, Miss Drexel will retain personal 'control of the fortune which-she has already begun to spend 'in rthis~work. Her income is the only amount which she controls, however, as the estate of the late F. A. Drexel was left in trust for his daughters during life. "Whatever Miss Katherine Drexel's intentions may be as regards the disposal of'her income, it, it is authoritavely stated, will be paid only to her by the trustees. E,eal 'estate or property that she may ac- .cpire with it she may convey to her new order or otherwise, as she may see •fit At present her income, it is said, has not been allowed to accumulate, all the sisters having long pursued the course of giving large sums in aid of various charities of the Roman Catholic Church. She is ready to begin at once building the parent house of the new order, at Torresdale. The women whom she tvill associate with her in the new -work, it is intended to recruit from those of such culture and mental caliber as, for instance, those who have -lately flocked into the profession of nursing through the hospitals and training' schools. Missions will be established as opportunity may present^ at suitable points in the Indian country and in the South. ' some Americans who were recently .going through the Jardine des Plantes of Paris stopped to look at a big rattle- .snake in a cage. It lay motionless, apparently asleep, but when two of the iparty, who had lingered behind, began to converse irr English, the snake moved, lifted up its head and gave every sign of being intensely interested. They hastened to tell their companions that the snake understood English. The whole party then returned to the cage. The snake was apparently asleep again. They conversed loudly in French, but the snake did not give the least sign of being conscious of his surroundings; then some one spoke in English. Instantly the reptile raised his head and moved it back'and forth, showing the same alertness that he had when the language was spoken in his hearing a few moments before. This curious experiment was tried a number of times, always with the same effect. On inquiry the party learned that the snake -was from Virginia. HE IS A HUMAN SNAKE. A. Man Who Can Twist Himself Into Many Shapes Not So Much the Ability to Bend the Back as to Stretch tlie Muscles—The Peculiarities of Twelve Years' Experience. "Does it hurt to do a contortion act? Well, sometimes it hurts more than at others, but it's not the pleasantcst profession in the world to follow up at best." The speaker had kindly voluntcrcd to give a Mew York Sun reporter the benefit of Ids-twelve years' experience as a "human snake." As he settled himself in to his. chair he looked quite like an ordinary mortal, and one could hardly realize that the neat tweed suit covered a body that could be twisted ir*o all sorts of shapes. ". "Yes, I suppose I was built just like other people at first, and until I was eleven years old I didn't try any experiments with my joints. It was about that time that a circus came to town, and of course I took it in with the rest of the boys. It struck me th at the 'snake man's' act was what I should like to do. So I took to walking down the sides of houses with my hands, while one of the boys held my feet -down to the ground to prevent them sliding away from under me. I guess every boy has tried that act. Well, I found- after awhile that I could pretty • nearly touch my head to the ground, and was happy. I wasn't satisfied though, and I kept at it for three or i'ouv years, until I could tie myself up in good shape. Then it occurred to me to go into the profession. I finally gave it up for years, but the fascination was too much, and when I got to be of age I went at it again, and there I have remained. "Oh, yes, my general health is first- class. Almost every doctor I ever talked with, however, said they didn't see how it could be, and that 1 would rupture something or other o n e of these days and .be out of it. What I have to guard against most is catching cold. When I have a cold it always settles in my back and the muscles across my abdomen and down the front of the thighs. I suppose it's because I have to keep my muscles so soft. You see, if I should take any exercise that would harden me up I'd be no good for the business. It isn't so much the ability to bend your back as it is to stretch the -muscles from the neck to the toes. Bend your finger back as far as vou can, and you'll find that the stretching of the skin hurts more than the bending of the joints. That's the way it feels when I've caught a little cold. , "Now look at the first photograph. That's what we call a 'close bend.' The muscles across my abdomen must stretch at least three inches before I can get into that position. The doctors say that my digestive organs are crowded way up into my chest cavity, and'once they put a machine on my wrist that made little wavy lines on a tap. After I came up from a bend they looked at it and said that my heart didn't beat when! was in that shape. May be it don't. I know, though, that I can't breathe. • • 'There's another trick that makes you work. You stand on your chin and throat and bend four different ways at once. It alwayS'makesthe house shout, but I wish I could g. cut it out of my act. I generally feel as if I had been run through a thresher after it is over. But the last figure always takes. Looks as if I was in .a frame, don't it? 1 A great many persons would think that I enjoyed it, but I don't. I'm expecting something to let go every second. '•'There is a peculiar sensation I have once in awhile that I can't account for. It's when I do the bend, as represented in the first picture. When I let go of my legs and try to come up I seem to be paralyzed. I've no power to lift myself. I feel like a string thrown over' the back of a chair. There I hang for_ a minute until all of a sudden I feel'my strength come back and I get up. The people think it's in the act to hang that way, but it always scares me. "I couldn't lift one hundred pounds to save my life without having my back cave in, so that shuts me out so far as laboring work goes." The Oldest Tree on Earth. The oldest tree on earth, at least as far as any one knows, is the "Boo" tree in the sacred city of Amarapobra, Burmah. It was planted, the record says, in the year 288 B. C., and is, therefore, nearly 2,200 years old. Its great age is proved according to historic documents, says Sir James Emerson, who adds: •'To'it kings have dedicated their dominions in testimony of a belief that it is a branch of the identical fig tree under which Buddha reclined at Urnmelva when he. underwent his apotheosis." Its leaves are carried away by pilgrims as relics, but as it is too sacred to touch with a knife these- leaves can only be gathered after they have fallen.. A FAMOUS AUTHORESS. How Mrs. Ellziibcth Stuart Phelps-Ward Looks, Acts and Dresses. Marriage has by no means taken Elizabeth Stuart Phelps out of literature. Indeed, her husband, Rev. Herbert Ward, has tastes so congenial to hers that it would not be surprising should her writings hereafter eclipse those of her earlier life. In personal appearance Mrs. Ward is shy and delicate featured, and yet there is a strength in her forehead and in the lines of the eyebrows and the rather Jarge nose, tier hair is drawn smoothly back without crimp or curl and gathered in a heavy knot held by a high-backed comb. Her eyes have rather a sad look that vanishes only ELIZABETH STUART PnEI.PS-WA.RD when she smiles. Since her marriage she has relaxed a little the sobriety, almost amounting to severity, of her costume. As she begins to. speak, though the words are simple, you feel that you are in the presence of a highly organized, sensitive and extremely nervous individual; nervous not being interpreted to mean fidgety, for Mrs. Ward's manners, are extremely quiet- so quiet that, without a certain instinct to guide you, you would call them reposeful. Io be Robbed ofllealtli By a pestilential climate, by a vocation entnU'rg constant eqposure, pnj-slcal overwork or sedentary drudgery at the desk, it a. hard lot. Yet many persons originally possessed of a lair constitution suffer this deprivation before meridian of Hie Is passed. To any and all subject to con- dl'lona Inimical to health.no purer or more agreeable preservative oC the greatest of earthly blessln 1 -" can be recoramen"ed than Hostetters Stomach - Bitters, which Inures the system to climatic chanfie, physical latleud and mental exhaustion. It eradicates dyspepsia, the bune of sedentary brain workers,^preserves and restores ivcularlty oJ the bowels :inrt liver, when n]>,.i,,. ed Irom any' cause, annihilates fever and afiue and prevents It. checks the prroth of a tendency to rheumatism and aout. and neutralizes the dancer to be apprehended from causes productive ol kedney, bladder a 1 d and uterine aliments. To be convinced of ine truth oC these statements, It Is only necessary to give this sterling preparation an Impartial trlJl. _^ u>b Has Joined the Throng. DAYTON, TKNN., i beautiful town of 5,OCO in. Habitants, located on the Queen and Crescent Route, 2S3 miles south of Cincinnati, has hitherto kept aloof from the excitement attending the boom of the New South; but the possibilities offered by a town already established with an inexhaustible supply of coal, iron and timber, and \vith cokeing ovens,bla.st furnaces,factories and hotels in operation, were too great to escape the eye of the restless capitalist, and a strong party of wealthy men from Chicago, Chattanooga and Nashville, in connection with prominent banking firms in New England, have formed a company to be known as the Corporation of Dayton, for the sale of town lots, t-he establishment of industrial enterprises, etc. It is an assured fact that within six months Dayton will have another railroad from the boiith-east, which will make it an important junction and transfer point for nearly one-fifth of the freight and passenger traffic between the Great North-west and the South-cast. In addition to this it is located on the C^. and C., one of the largest and most important of the Southern Trunk Lines. It is in the midst of the fertile and beautiful Tennessee Valley; has already an established reputation as a prosperous and s. c manufacturing town and some additional strength as a heulth resort. The strongest firm at present located there Is the Dayton Coal & Irca Co.. an English Corporation, -who have built a standard gauge railroad to their mines,and own 20.000 acres of good coal and iron-and timber land, just West of and adjoimn^JDayton. It is proposed to have a Land Sale ^December 3rd,' 4th and 5th, and special trains will be r-jn from New England also t'rom the important cities o? the .North and North-west, which will undoubi- . cdly be a great success, as tkc plan is to discourage extravagant prices and put the property in the hands ofthc people atapncc where they can afTn r d to hold and improve it. Excursion tickets, Cincinnati to Dayton and rt-turn.will be sold by agentsQuxKN'ANDCuKS- ci'.ST ROUTZ and connecting lines North. Four through trains daily from Cincinnati without ..-iiar.pi; of cars. A Spring Medicine. The druggist claims tbat people call dally for the new cure for constipation and sick headache, discovered by Dr. Silas Lane while In the RoeKJ .Mountains, it Is said to be Oregon grape root (a great remedy In the lar west for those complaints) combined with simple herbs, and Is made for use by pouring on boiling water to draw ont the strength. It sells at 60 cents a package and Is called Lane's Family Medicine. Samplelree. leod TFor Over Fitty .Venrs. An Old and Well-Tried Remedy.-Mrs. Wlnslow/s Soothing Syrup has been used for over Fifty Tears by Millions o£ Mothers for their Children While Teething, with Perfect Success. It Soothes the Child, Sottensthefiums,Allays all Pain; Cures Diarrhoea. Sold by druggists In every part of the world. Be sure and ask tor Mrs. WInslow's Soothing Syrup, and take no other kind. Twenty-lye cents a bottle. 1une20d&wly XUTes' STrrve an n I/tvcr 1*1119. An Important discovery. They act on the liver, stomach and bowels through the nerves. A new principle. They speedily cure biliousness, bad taste, torpid liver, piles and cciBstipatlon Splendid for men, women and children. Smallest mildest, surest. SO doses lor 25 cents. Samples free at B. F. Keesling's, J Bncklen'N Arnica Salve. The Best Salve In the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, or no pay required. It Is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. FOE SALE BY B, F. Keesllng. (ly) THE KEY. GEO. H. THAYEK, of Bourbon, Ind., says:. "Both myself and •wit& owe our lives to SMloh's Consumptive Cure. Sold by B. F. Keesling ^ 6 CATAJJRH CURED, health and sweet breath secured, by Saitoh's- Catarrh Remedy. Price 50 cents. Nasal injector free. Sold by B. F. Kees • Q ins: a Pain and Area* attend the use of most catarrh remedies. Liquids and snuffs are un pleasant as well as dangerous. Ely's Cream Balm Is safe, pleasant, easily applied Into the nasal passages and heals the Inflamed rnernbram givingrellelat once. PrlceSOc. to28 CROUP, WHOOPING COUGH and bronchitis immediately relieved by SMloh's Curr. Sold by B. F. Kfiesling. 5 Something;--. Worth the Eating:- Selectlarg^full-g-rown crawfish; they will seldom cost in market roora than' three dollaj-s a hundred. Treat them exactly like lobsters, throwing- them in boiling- water and cooking- them ten minutes. Those sold in market are usually already boiled. To make a soup for a small family buy twenty crawfish, remove the meat from the tails as you do from lobsters and pound the claws and shells, rejecting the same dark parts of meat rejected in lobsters, lay the tails at one side and put the remainder of the crawfish in a quart of rich, white. broth. A good broth for any such purpo.se is made by boiling 4 a knuckle of veal for six hours.in cold water enough to cover it. When the stock ha.s cooked four hours, add a small carrot, nn onion, two leeks, three stalks of celery and one hunch of parsley with the root; continue cooking- the stock slowly for two hours longer. It should be skimmed well when it first boils, and when done must be strained through :i wot soup strainer or any clean, damp towel into a stone pot and set n way for nse. — J-Joston Globe. Peculiar Many peculiar points make Hood's Sarsaparilla. superior to all other medicines. Peculiar in combination, proportion, and preparation of ingredieats,y^ {\ Hood's Sarsaparilla possesses^^V^*' the full curative value of the . ^ -»V> S best known remedies, the vegetable k Peculiar in i and economy— ^r f+S^^r Hood's Sarsaparilla \&^r&& f ^rVb& only medicine, o-f.^' _ ^^.^^wliich can truly " OneHundred Doses One _X"_O ^"Dollar.". Medicines in larger and smaller bottles ' require larger doses, and do not r produce as good results as Hood's. Peculiar in Its medicinal merits, Hood's Sarsaparilla accomplishes cures hitherto unknown, and has won for itself _, the title of " The greatest purifier ever discovered." Peculiar in its " good name home,"—there is now of Hood's Sarsaparilla^/' f\ ^f sold in Lowell, where^r lty*/lt is made, than of all^r ^> ^Xother blood purifiers. S***. ^^,/Peculiar in its record of sales other preparation has S-. /»S'-^^ever attained such popularity in so "short a time, and retained its popularity and confldenco among all classes people so steadfastly, Do not be induced to buy other preparations, but be sure to get the Peculiar Medicine, Hood's Sarsaparilla Soldbyalldmggists. gl; sbcforSS. Prcpajodonly by C. I. HOOD i CO., Apothocarios, Lowell, Masa. IOO Doses One Dollar Attractive and Promisipg Investments CHICAGO REAL ESTATE TURNER & BOND, IO2 Washington St., Chicago, III. Established 1875. Keferenee Ist.Vatl. Bank, Cliicnso. We ulso Collect Kent", r«y Taxc«, Neeotl- ine Firxt MorLtfiiKe .S.niuii, atnoco.stto lender, imrl lUnmiire .E»nvlc« for iion-rcsldcnUt. Cor- ro^pondunce solicited and *:!ven prompt attention- Juipsnntl full Information sent on application. We olfer for »alo u number of ucre tracts in amount* from S5.000 toSSOO.lXJO. Terms cenerallyM to Wench, bitluneo 1, - undCJ years. (»percent interest. 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