The first page opened with a poem, "How To Be Happy" followed by a reprint of a letter to the school from J. H. Seger of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency dated Jan 4, 1888 that mentioned several students who returned to the Agency. Page two gave a humorous offering by Nellie Carey (Apache) from "her new place in the country," advice for the best way to read a newspaper, a warning about soon to expire subscriptions to the Indian Helper, news of the girls' entertainment in the sewing room and the death of student Luke Phillips (Nez Perce). The third page featured references to school improvements including building a bathroom in the large boys' quarters, library and reading room news and various items about students. Page four included "A Letter From the West," from the Pine Ridge Agency with news of returned students, a piece about famous figures' accomplishments late in life entitled, "New Too Late to Learn."
January 13, 1888
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