The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 42)

Carlisle, PA
June 7, 1889
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The first page opened with a poem by Susan Coolidge titled “New Every Morning,” followed by a letter from Ernie Black (Cheyenne) titled “News from our Cheyenne and Arapahoe Boys.” Also on the page was a reprint from The Sunday School Times titled “We Must Be Run Through a Mill.” Page two opened with a quote from Paul Boynton (Arapho) followed by short news items that included marriages of former students at the Quapaw Agency; the receipt of copies of Women’s News; a report from The Eaglet, published near the Omaha Reservation titled “Citizen Indians Don’t Want to Pay Tax;”advice by the Man-on-the-band-stand to resist leaving the school for home and in a later article encouraging students to head East instead of West after their time at Carlisle had expired; Pawnee Agency news; Johnstown flood relief donations by the school; the removal of nine Apache students to Mt. Vernon Barracks, Alabama; and a reward for the return of Mrs. Campbell’s stolen pocketbook.

Page three listed many very brief news items that included the flight of one of the two pet owls; the arrival of new books from Miss Sparhawk; a ball game between town players and school printers; Outing placements; effects of the Johnstown Flood on the school travelers; the welcome return of the bugle instead of the gong for “Taps” at bedtime; the re-enrollment list of students whose time had expired; and visitors to the school. The fourth page opened with a short poem followed by an excerpt “From a boy’s home letter,” titled “Commencement Day.” Also found on the page was an article on temperance titled “Vote the Whiskey Out,” followed by a notice from Mary Bailey’s (Pueblo) former teacher “From a Philadelphia Lady” renewing her subscription to The Indian Helper, followed by the weekly “Enigma” and notice of “A New Premium Picture.”

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