The first page opened with a poem titled "Suppose," followed by a story by P.B. called, "An Indian Story" about using the powers of observation to identify a thief. The other items on the page were two short geography queries. Page two recounted national news items including the hanging of Louis Riel in Canada. "How Shall We Put Him Out of the Road?" was the title of an argument made by student Thomas Wistar (Ottawa) against extermination and/or citizenship for Indians, an argument that was followed by the school's rebuttal.
Page three listed news about events and students that included Henry North (Arapaho), Kesetta Rosevelt (Lipan Apache), Oscar Bull Bear (Cheyenne) and White Buffalo (Cheyenne) under the title "What I See and Hear." Also found on that page was a notice about the upcoming Columbian Exposition titled "The Coming World's Fair." Page four listed two Enigma's, an article titled "Age of Animals" and the page concluded with an article titled "Bronze Indians" that described the installment of bronze Indian statues in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.