The first page opened with a poem titled “For the Boys,” followed by a description of “Loafing” observed by the Man-on-the-band-stand among the boys on campus. There was also a feature, “200,000,000 that tallied up the time it would take to become as rich as Mr. Vanderbilt. Page two reported severe weather in Michigan, a request for a lost Indian Helper, and a reminder to students to appreciate their privileged, comfortable surroundings. Next came a report about the past week's news including Girls' Literary Society's wishes not to have their activities or organizational name published, the return of two un-named runaways headed for the Rosebud Agency who were apprehended in Pittsburgh, the week’s English-speaking-only news, and a group of boys' trip to Governor's Island, NY. Page three continued the week’s news with a weather report, observations of student behavior during the Sunday prayer meeting, a lengthy critique on the girls’ laundry work, skating activities, honor roll news and the death of Titus Deer Head (Apache). Page four opened with a "Hidden Indian Tribe" puzzle, followed by "A Letter from Mr. Olmsted, who is Visiting Boys and Girls in Bucks County." The letter reported generally good conduct among the thirty-one boys on farms.
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 19)
December 18, 1885
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