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There has been added to the equip*
ment of the farm a new manure spreader and a corn harvester. Thos. Elrod is filling the position of gardener and dairyman which was made vacant by the transfer of Mr. Myers to Chyenne River. Martha Robertson returned to her duties as Assistant Seamstress on September 10 after spending the vacation at Martin and Hot Springs. Mrs. Jennie Carrol entered on duty as mess cook September 4. The mess is running at full speed ahead and is larger than during the preceeding year. On. August 8, Miss Hattie Miller, another of our teachers who has been absent on sick leave since March first, returned to duty. Miss Miller spent a good portion of this time in the hospital or recuperating from the effects of the hospital August 22th Mr. Mumblehead, our printer and band master went to Hot Springs to appear before the draft board of Fall River County for ex amination which he passed with fly ing colors. At present he is awaiting the call to arms ?nd in the meantime is amusing himself about the print shop with such little duties as getting out the Light. Mrs. O. C. Ross is filling the position of matron since the resignation of Mrs. Willis having enterd on duty September 10. Mrs. Ross in former times held this position for so thing like seven years and her ex perience is proving valuable in get ting the work started off properly. •KCtii 15. Mrs. Lena Charles is temporarily filling the position of boys'matron. Mrs. A. R. Van Wert was called to Hot Springs September 15th to ap pear in the probate court there. Mr. Bent, disciplinarian at Genoa visited this reservation and school from the tenth on while engaged in rounding up the pupils. Crops of fall wheat and rye have been put in at school. The inau guration of fall seeding will materially lighten the spring work and add to the output of the school farm. The school potato crop is very satis factory. They are yielding heavily and are of extra large size, smooth and clear. Altogether the potatoes com ing from the school field are the best that have been seen in this section for a long time. The farm crew has been extremely busy during the past season. A scar city of help and an abundance of work conspired to make life just one con tinuous round of pleasure for the employees interested. On September 13, Miss Harper was called home by the serious illness of her sister who lives in Des Moines. Mrs. "W. H. Blish is temporarily handling the work of Miss Harper's room during her absence with her sister. During the past few months the school has received a New Racine 20-32 threshing machine which will be run from power furnished by the farm tractor. We will now be able to raise crops of small grain and feel assured of having them threshed.