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The funeral of Sam White Bear,
the first Pine Ridge Soldier to die in the service was held at Oglal* on April 4th. Mr. Riley, our new clerk, who re cently arrived here with his family from Yankton Agency, has moved into the Demaree house and is now at home. Word was received on April 10th of the death of Mrs. Charles Ghost Bear at Antiock Neb. The remains were brought to Pine Ridge where interment wis made April 22. Mrs. Iron Horse the mother of the deceased contracted a cold during the trip from Rushville with the remains of her daughter and passed away on the morning of the 23rd. Dr. Newberne made us an official visit during the latter part of April and the first of May. The doctor and the writer used to board at the same table in Manila in the early part of this century and as this was our first meeting since we enjoyed talking over old times. The local chapter of the Red Cross has acomplished a large amount of good work as is shown by the follow ing list of goods forwarded. January. 5, 1918: 8 Bathrobes 20 Outing Pajama Suits 3 Cambric Pajama Suits 8 Outing Hospital Bed Shirts 20 Muslin Bed Shirts 8 Pr. Slippers 31 Hot Water Bottle Covers 9 Pr. Bed Socks 91 Bath Towels 36 Pr. Socks 36 Pillow Ca&es 36 Face Towels 50 Sheets 32 Wash Cloths January 15, 1918: 13 Sweaters 7 Scarfs 6 Pr. Wristlets 12 Pr. Socks 11 Pr. Outing Bed Socks 2 Hot Water Bottle Covers 3 Comfort Bags 4 Dish Towels February 14,1918: 1 Helmet 7 Sweaters 11 Pr. Socks 5 Pr. Wristlets 2 Scarfs April 1, 1918: 9 Sweaters 1 Helmet 1 Muffles 4 Pr. Wristlets 7 Pr. Socks Messers Tidwell and Stewart made a trip to Allen during the latter part of April to attend a Red Cross sale. They report a very successful event On April 5th Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Trotter were called home by the serious illness of Mr. Trotter's father. Mrs. Trotter returned on the 19th and Mr. Trotter arrived here on the 22nd. The elder Mr. Trotter is still in a serious condition but was thought sufficiently out of danger to permit of their return. Residents of Pine Ridge will remember the genial old gentleman who visited here during the summer of 1916.