The first page opened with the poem, “Little Helpers,” reprinted from the Sunday School Times. Next came a piece titled “Environment,” the answer to the previously posted word story, followed by “No Time to Read?” about the importance of reading which continued on the fourth page. Page two reported a talk by Rev. Mr. Wilson about the discouragement he faced working among the Shingwauk and Wawanosh communities in Canada, which was rebutted by Capt. Pratt. The other articles on the page consisted of news from returned students, farm work, and the onset of holiday party season. Page three featured short news items about events that took place around the school. Topics included visitors, cats, building updates, girls’ literary and boys’ standard debating societies, the Saturday Exhibition, new arrivals, home letters, the relocation of the Print Shop, the work of the Sioux Commission, and a sociable that included a discussion by Judge Wright reminiscing about slavery.
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 12)
November 2, 1888
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