The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 51)

Carlisle, PA
July 29, 1887
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This issue opened with a poem titled “THROUGH AND THROUGH” reprinted from Scattered Seeds.” Also found on that page was “MISS WILSON’S ACCOUNT OF HER TRIP TO SCOTLAND,” a travelogue of the teacher and her sister’s visit by ocean liner to Scotland and Ireland and back. Page two opened with “A Child’s Wise Speech,” that described the school pastor’s son’s impressions of Carlisle Indian school students. “It’s an ill Wind That Blows Nobody Good,” reported on the recent storm damage to the boys’ and girls’ quarters and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs’ appropriations approved for necessary repairs.

Page three was taken up with many brief items that included building repairs, observations by the Man-on-the-band-stand, completion of the new gymnasium, returned teachers, and the antics of Capt. Pratt’s orderly, Siceni Nori (Pueblo). There was a letter from J.H. Segar with an obituary for former student Clay Ainsworth (Arapaho) who died at the Agency. The fourth page continued Miss Wilson’s travelogue and concluded with the “Enigma” from the “PUZZLE CORNER.”

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