The first page opened with the poem “Be True” followed by an article titled “A Carlisle Teacher on the Big Ocean,” about a trip aboard the Steamer Aurania dated July 6th, 1888 written for the Man-on-the-band-stand by “A Carlisle,” aka Miss Lowe. The article concluded on the fourth page. Page two featured a variety of small newsy paragraphs that included excerpts from letters from outing students, news from Clarence Three Stars (Sioux) reporting on former students living at the Pine Ridge Agency, a Sunday School Assembly at Williams Grove, and a lesson by the Man-on-the-Band-Stand admonishing students not to use the term “boss.”
Page three included many short items about students, staff and visitors including news of Dr. Stewart from town replacing Dr. Given, the illness of one of the Apache babies, Katie (Kinshone); a big printing job for the Department; building the new school house; picnics; and the funeral of Ada Foxcatcher (Apache). Page four featured an article, “Successful Americans” about the habits of successful men.