The first page opened with a poem titled “IT PAYS," followed by a piece called "THANKSGIVING!" that reminded readers to be thankful. Next came "REV MR. WILSON EXPLAINS HIS 'MONKEY ADDRESS,'" which was a letter to the Editor from Edward Wilson from Darlington, Indian Territory dated Nov. 13, 1888. Page two began with "NOTES FROM OUR FRIDAY NIGHT'S EXHIBITION," a report that detailed participants and themes from the weekly program. Also included was "The Picture of our School in Europe," about the interest in the Indian School in Dresden, Germany, followed by "Helpful all Around," which gave reviews of the Indian Helper from Michigan.
Page three was filled with brief items about the school grounds, incoming students, the cold weather, the Missionary Society on campus, students, and teachers. The final article on the page was titled "Friendly Visitors," and contained observations by some Outing patrons from Bucks County. Page four opened with "DO INDIANS NOTICE LITTLE THINGS?" that compared the observations of hunters to the importance of student observations. The next article titled "Hops," was about students picking bushels of hops at the Chemawa Indian School in Oregon. The page concluded with the weekly "Enigma."