Edward A. Lau submits his resignation as carriagemaker at the Carlisle Indian School. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation and requests the Office of Indian Affairs fill the vacancy.
Acting Superintendent J. R. Wise forwards Stacy Matlack's application for a 20-day leave of absence. Matlack works as an assistant disciplinarian.
Acting Superintendent J. R. Wise responds to an Office of Indian Affairs inquiry regarding the amount and source of funds sent to W. C. Kohlenberg, Superintendent of the Sac and Fox school, from the estate of deceased student James Wolfe (here spelled Wolf).
Major William Mercer submits a report that lists employees who have left the school (Rosa La Forge) and new employees (Florence N. Head). The report includes position title, salary, date of departure, and reason for departure.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the employment of Rosa La Forge who temporarily filled a position at the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer recommends that she be given a similar position in the Indian Service if available.
William A. Mercer forwards letter from C. Cole regarding James Bigheart and four other Chiefs who could participate in the inaugural parade.
W. A. Mercer forwards clerk W. B. Beitzel's application for a 4-day annual leave of absence.
William A. Mercer provides the names of Hawley Pierce, Edwin Smith, and Jacob Horne for the position of assistant engineer at the Pine Ridge Agency.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the abolishment of certain positions including two assistant seamstress positions.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the permanent appointment of Rosa La Forge as assistant matron by referencing an earlier letter and noting that she would like a position in the Indian Service.
William A. Mercer forwards letter from Rosa La Forge requesting application blank to take the non-competitive examination for assistant matron in the Indian Service.
William A. Mercer provides details on the need for a new hospital building to the Office of Indian Affairs.
A separate note indicates that Francis E. Leupp has notified Senator Stuart.
William A. Mercer responds to the Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the certification of Claude M. Stauffer as the band leader of the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer further discusses his plan of appointing Stauffer to the position of band leader along with an increase in salary.
William A. Mercer further discusses his plan to build a greenhouse and to establish the position of florist or horticulturist.
William A. Mercer forwards a New York Times article covering the arrest for desertion from the U.S. Army of four members of the Seneca Nation. Mercer comments the article is full of falsehoods and that only two of the men were former Carlisle students and did not have good records as students.
In a separate note Francis E. Leupp asks…
William A. Mercer provides the Office of Indian Affairs with information on H. W. Leaman's attempts to be appointed to the florist position at the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer also informs the Office that Carl J. Schack has declined the florist position.
Captain W. A. Mercer requests a six-month supply of two dozen different blank administrative forms used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior.
William A. Mercer forwards the results of a board of survey convened by James McLaughlin, U.S. Indian Inspector, to dispose of property at the Carlisle Indian School.
W. A. Mercer forwards a report on leave of absence taken by W. B. Beitzel (clerk).
Alford W. Cooley, Acting President of the Civil Service Commission, informs the Secretary of the Interior that there is no register to appoint an instructor in carriage making at the Carlisle Indian School. As a result an examination will be made to provide a list of eligible employees and that a temporary appointment may be made if necessary…
Nikifer Shoushick (here spelled Nekifer Shouchuk) submits his resignation as an assistant cook at the Carlisle Indian School. J. R. Wise forwards the resignation and notes that he has no recommendation for a replacement.
Captain William A. Mercer submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during February 1905. The report includes details on compensation, position titles, race, and the number of days worked during that month.
Correspondence regarding the request of Murphy Tarby to whether he is eligible to receive an allotment as a member of the Yuma Nation.
Major William Mercer submits a report that lists employees who have left the school (Nikefer Shoushick, spelled here Nekifer Shouchuk, and Ed. A. Lau) and those who have changed positions (C. M. Stauffer). The report includes position title, salary, date of departure, and reason for departure. Shouchuk and Lau's resignation letters are attached…
W. A. Mercer forwards H. Gardner's application for a 14-day leave of absence. Gardner works as an instructor in carpentry.