This issue opened with a poem titled “THE BEST BEAUTY” reprinted from Golden Days, followed by “MISSES IRVINE AND BURGESS HEARD FROM: The Following Letter from Miss Burgess Has Just Been Received” dated July 16, 1887 from Chicago, Ill. In the letter, the chief clerk told about their train ride from Harrisburg and described their hotel in Chicago, with complaints about the heat. On page two the boys were admonished not to lie in the grass, Indian Helper subscriptions were encouraged, and returned students appeared in an article from Iowa and Osage Agencies. There was also a report about the Shingwauk School in Canada.
Page three included many small news items about the rainy weather, student and teacher travels, farm work, a new appropriation for the new boys’ dormitory, camp news, and country home reports. The page concluded with an account of damages done to several buildings including broken windows because of “The Storm.” Page four opened with a reprint from Selected that listed famous writers, poets, scientists and others who started life as “DULL CHILDREN,” and concluded with the “PUZZLE CORNER.”