OUR EXAMINATION.
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  Monday night the Apache chiefs did not come, but the exhibition did. There were "Ten Little Indian Boys," however, who counted themselves out and in again in a most mathematical and delightful way, and it is very seldom that mathematical things are delightful, though they may be very satisfactory.
  Otto Zotom pointed out the sunny side of life and the wisdom of looking out for all the brightness we can get.
  Five little girls from No. 1 sang a "Pansy Song" to remind us perhaps that Spring is here: and then Siceni said "Good by to Winter." He was polite to tbe old gentleman, but he did not feel very sorry to have him go back to his home at the North Pole.
  There were two compositions on the subject: "Do Animals Think ?" Percy Kable decided that they do, and Yamie Leeds that they do not. But Yamie finished by saying that he did not know much about animals, anyway, which is true of a great many other people.
  Ira Yowice gave us a recitation; George Means a declamation; and Edith Abner read a competition written by Dessie Prescott. She remarked, a little unkindly to the poor pins, upon the absence of thinking power in their heads, but since these were made, as the conundrum says, "to keep them from going too far," perhaps she was not quite fair. She remarked upon the different kinds of pins in one, and decided that from its size and perhaps its importance, the rolling pin was the mother of them all.
  Frank Jannies gave us wise advice, well put, as to our part in the world. Emma Seowitza had a recitation; Joseph Stewart spoke upon "Our Privileges," Kish Hawkins gave an address; four little girls recited a poem upon the sea lions.
  Maurice Walker gave an amusing description of the trials of the Farm Boy, and ended witb the remark, "Yet the boys like to go."
  Annie Thomas gave the pathetic and esthetic "Tale of the Cat-tail" William C. Bull made a speech, and Clara Faber recited a poem.
  The choir gave us well rendered, the "Boatman's Song, The Whip-poor-will, and the "Good-night Song."
  The Indian club the Indian boys together acquitted themselves so well that the spectators were delighted.
 

March 23, 1888 INDIAN HELPER



    George Means paid this week for the subscription for the Red Man for his father. There is no better way to educate the folks at Home than through such means as the Red Man and the INDIAN HELPER.

November 9, 1888 INDIAN HELPER



            YES, THE STANDARDS ARE AHEAD.
     The Man-on-the-band-stand is still holding his sides. The strain caused by over laughing, last Tuesday night at the Standard Entertainment was almost more than the old gentleman could stand. The girls, too, have :omplained of side-ache, but then they would be perfectly willing to bear the violent paroxysms again if such another good time was on hand.
     The play given was not a farce, nor a burlesque but a most ludicrous represenation of “Summer Outing ” and full of useful lessons. The President of the society, George Means, gave an eloquent opening address in which he stated that the play was not placed before us as many of the society entertainments heretofore had been to arouse deep thought and phiIosophic conjecture: but they had gone a little off the usual line, to "muse". Amuse ?
 

April 4, 1890 INDIAN HELPER



A newsy letter from George Means,Class ‘90, who is interpreter and copyist at Pine Ridge Agency, Dak., says that the pupils educated off the reservation and now at Pine Ridge have organized sn “Indian Alumni Association.” Doctor Dorchester, Superintendent of all Indian Schools, acted as chairman at the first meeting. A member of each school was selected to get up a list of the returned students of the school that he, or she reprenents. “I was appointed chairman of the committee to set up the list of the Carlisle returned students,” he says, and also reports that the boys there are doing well as far as he knows.

May 29, 1891 INDIAN HELPER



Captain and Miss Nana Pratt arrived Tuesday noon after the long journey from Pine Ridge, Dakota. They were gone only ten days six of which were spent on the road, hence in their short stay at the Agency they saw and heard but little.
quiet.” “Everything was said the Captain    questions. “George Fire Thunder is still at work in the Agency tin-shop; John Rooks at the wagon-shop; Frank Twiss and Clarence Three Stars are clerking for Trader Dawson ; George Means is in the Agent’s office as interpreter and copyist; Emma Hand looks well, and has a jolly babe; Alice Lone Bear was remarkably well, and we heard the best of reports about her ; Lizzie Dubray Brown has a second child now two weeks old; Edgar Fire Thunder and Alex Yellow Wolf are acting as Gnverument Scouts; Robert American Horse is the same ‘old reliable’ that he has been ever since he went home. Mack Kutepi is working in the harness-shop; and others I heard of were doing well, but I cannot now
recall who, in this hurried interview,” continued the Captain while going over an acI.\tn1uitited pile of work at his desk. “The
plains over.which we passed” he said as he leaned back in his big chair “never looked so beautiful to me, everythlng was so fresh and green.”
“Did you see Miss Raymond?”
“Yes, she is one of the stand-bys at the Government school just now, it being somewhat run down since the recent great troubles there.”
“And Mr. and Mrs. Cook ?"
“They are still in California.”
“Who did you bring with you, Captain?”
“Ota Chief Eagle, one of our old boys, and two good boys who had attended the Agency school, Samuel Flying Horse and George Running Horse.”
Just here it was deemed expedient not to interrupt the Captain with any more , and the reporter said “Thank you."

June 26, 1891 INDIAN HELPER



On Saturday, George Means, (class ‘90,) arrived from Pine Ridge Agency Dak., with five boys and five girls. Chief American Horse and Charging Shield were with the party.  American Horse goes to Washington on business, while Charging Shield came to see his daughter Fanny, who is ill. [Note: Fanny Charging Shield passed March 7, 1892 and is buried in Indian Cemetery, Carlisle.]

Did you notice with what kindly spirit American Horse spoke to George Means last Tuesday evening, when George failed to catch the exact thought American Horse meant to convey? There are no stuck-up airs about Chief American Horse, but he is a native born gentleman.

March 4, 1892 INDIAN HELPER



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