The first page opened with a poem titled "Patient Holding Out,” by Alice Carey. This was followed by sets of twenty-two rules of behavior titled “What a Girl Should Learn” and "What a Boy Should Learn.” The page ended with a paragraph about labor strikes. Page two was filled with small news items that described school activities, news from the Pine Ridge Agency, the winners of last week’s Enigma contest, and an article about Sarah Crowell Mann (Creek) at her new home in Indian Territory.
Page three contained many one-sentence news blurbs about events happening at the school, including news of the upcoming visit of Henry Ward Beecher and the death of Robert Alexander (Winnebago) at his home agency. Page four described several brief national news items, a piece about where in Germany marbles were made, and an appeal for new subscriptions to The Indian Helper.