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Two foot-balls were recently pur
chased for the boys batallion. They arc filling a long felt want. Mr. Skenandore and his detail of carpenters are remodeling the assem bly hall in boys quarters. The Officers of Inspection have about decided that Co. 6.1st Batallien is entitled to carry the school colors in Dress Parade. After a lew weeks practice, the bu gle corp went on duty Dec 1st. and have been sounding all formations faitlhfully to date. During the latter part of the month rf November the school shipped a carload of beef stock to the Omaha market. The returns from this stock materially increased the fourth class fund of the school. Mr. Beaver, who has charge of the construction of the new sleeping por ches met with what might have been a serious accident Thursday, morn ing. December 23. While engaged in the work of putting in place the frame work of the roof on the girls porch, his feet became entangled with a loose board and he started on a trip to the ground headfirst. Fortunately in passing, he managed to seize the plate long enough to force him to turn com pletely over and swing inside the building where he landed on the se cond floor. Even at that the force of his fall was sufficient to break a 2 4 that he struck. The only apparent injury was a nasty cut over the eye which necessitated the attention of the Doctor. (general l©cf)ool i^ctus 0 22 Several games have been secured for use of the whole batallion and they are much in demand. Mr Leggett our genial Gardener and Dairyman, left on Wednesday, December 15. for a two weeks visit home, at Friendship, Tennessee. Farmer Spurrier was very badly worried for a time this fall as he had a large amount of grain in the stack and shock and was unable to get a machine o thresh it. However an outfit was finally secured and reach ed the school so as to begin threshing early on the morning of December 22. Extra details were made to help with the work and the boys worked from early morning until they could see no longer at night. The job was not fi nished until noon of the 23rd. The net result was that the school now has 65 bushels of wheat, 310 bushels of Oats 764 bushels of Barley 353 bushels of Spelts 4 bushels Alfalfa Seed If we had been able to get a ma chine two months ago when the grain was ready there would have been a a much greater yield. The yield of spelts show a production of 51 bushels to the acre, which is good considering that it was raised on the upland. The loss of grain, the inconvenience and the indecision of whether we were to get it threshed at all are factors that lead inevitably to the conlusion that the school must have a machine of its own if the farm is to be run success fully.