The first page opened with a poem, " Only," followed by a piece called "The Voyage of the Water Drops," about how rain is formed. The last article on this page is called "A Hero," about how the actions of a quick thinking boy saved a mine in Newcastle, England. The second page featured an article, "Mines," in which "Miss Alice" described the process of mineral mining. Page three included many small newsy articles including the painting of the herdic, weather reports, proceedings of the Indian Union Debating Club, the origin of the thimble and an article by Frank Lock (Sioux) called "Books as Ponies" in which he reminisced about his ponies which had been replaced by books. The fourth page began with a piece called "From Home Letters," that excerpted portions of letters sent from students to their homes.
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 31)
March 16, 1888
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