The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 33)

Carlisle, PA
April 5, 1889
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The first page began with a poem titled, “The Tongue,” followed by the Man-on-the-band-stand’s discussion in “Never Before,” that explained that a horde of boys would be marching east toward opportunity but a horde of boys would be marching west toward degradation, which he described as “evil practices and rot.” The page continued with “The Kindness of an Indian girl on a farm” about an Outing patron who was comforted by her Outing student during a thunderstorm. Page two reported that the class of ’89 was writing their graduation exercises; gave a push for newspaper subscriptions using before and after photos as premiums; reinforced the perils of tobacco; told that the first principal, Miss Semple, was back at her home in St. Augustine, Florida; reported Hiram Doctor’s (Apache) savings of $100 on Outing; band news; printing news and an account of the printer’s baseball team beating the blacksmith team.

The third page reported that vaccinations were administered, the meadow had flooded, a new register for visitors had been placed in the school room hall, April fool pranks, and the return of May Paisano (Pueblo) to the school after she had replaced Mrs. Nannie Davis and her baby Richenda on Outing due to Nannie’s illness. Page four continued the story of the Outing girl who comforted her patron, followed by a piece called “A Civilized Cat” that described a cat who acted as surrogate to baby mice, a music lesson titled “Pointed Pencilings on Pitch,” several word plays and the weekly “Enigma.”

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