The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 48)

Carlisle, PA
July 19, 1889
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The first page opened with a poem “Cherries Are Ripe,” from Youth’s Companion, followed by a story titled “Sebastian’s Opportunity” about the training of a painter named Sebastian Gomez, a.k.a. “The mulatto of Murillo.” Page two featured a piece called "In Vacation," in which the Man-On-The-Band-Stand invited students to share their summer stories for the newspaper. Solomon Chandler (Comanche) and Joel Archiquette (Oneida) sent news from their homes, “Our Numbers,” updated enrollment statistics and there was an account about the needlework gifts donated to the school by the Philadelphia Institution for the Blind.

Page three carried many short items including reports about staff (including Pratt’s daughter, Richenda), and student news during the vacation period. Among other news were various building improvements, a notice that the school museum had been gifted sea shells and a California basket from Quaker reformer, Helen Hunt Jackson, via Susan Longstreth. There was also an account about Maj. and Mrs. Alvord, “Outing” patrons and old Army friends of the Pratt’s, who visited, and lastly there was a warning to the boys about their sling shot use. Page four contained “Seichu’s Experiences” that detailed Seichu Atsye’s (Pueblo) time on a farm in Lombard MD. The page ended with the “Enigma.”

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