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At about chapel time, September
16 a gentle rain set in which lasted well into the night. Eight-tenths of an inch fell during the night. This rain will be of great benefit to the fall grain crops of this section. Marshall Stoehr of Rushville is busy giving the roofs of the school, a much needed coat of paint. Inci dentally he will attend to such other portions of school that need painting as were neglected last year. Part of the month of September was given over to filling the silo. The corn was in excellent condition for this purpose, and we expect to note a great increase in the efficiency of the school dairy through having suitable feed for the herd. The employees interested spent considerable time and thought in the preparation of the school bill of fare. The result is that a sensible and prac tical arrangement of food considering the available supply has been ar ranged. The children are provided with sufficient variety and ample quantity to eliminate any excuse for the usual stock complaint of lack of food that is so often raised at boarding schools. Unless something definite is done soon the coal situation among the schools of the north is going to be se rious. We are about out of coal here and none has been ordered as yet. The day schools and the agency have some small quantitites of coal on the way, but not enough to tide over the work here until more can be obtained. On June 30th Maj. John R. Bren nan laid down the burdens of ,rSupt- erintendent after bearing them for over sixteen years and was succeed ed on July 1st, by Special Agent C. L. Ellis who is in charge temporarily of the work here Mr. Brennan has labered long and faithfully here. On the occasion of his resignation a year ago we published an account and an appreciation of his work at this place. He can retire with a clear conscience of having left a big work well on the way toward ultimate solution. Mr. Ellis has had wide experience in ad ministrative work and will carry the good work forward at every point. Pine Ridge Tennis Club at Top-notcH. That members of the Pine Ridge Tennis club are among the top-not chers in tennis in this part of the state is evidenced by the good play ing of the four men players and one lady player who represented the club at the Hot Springs Tennis Tour nament, held August 22 to 25, all the Pine Ridge players being returned winners of trophies. Twenty men players contested and several ladies were listed. First prize in singles went to Mr. M. A. Adams, of Pierre, about all the rest came to Pine Ridge. The toll in cluded two firsts—in men's doubles and mixed doubles,—three seconds in men's singles, men's doubles and ladies' singles also third and fourth places in men's singles. Some record that, especially as the average play ing at the tournament was better than in former years.