The first page opened with an article titled "Hell Gate!” that described the explosive removal of the giant rocks from the river that connected Manhattan Island to Long Island Sound in New York. Page two featured small national headlines, local school news items, an article about “Money,” and a report of the “Sunday Morning Inspection.”
The third page featured more school news items under the banner “What I See and Hear,” and included advice from Capt. Pratt, Debating Club news, the replacement of the Man-on-the-Band-Stand by Mr. See All and a report that included an appeal for citizenship. Page four included a fictitious conversation between two boys called “Girard College: Two of our Boys Talking” the described the Philadelphia orphanage and its founder. The final article, “Too Slow,” encouraged swift working habits.