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Mrs. H. E. Wright and young
daughter have returned from Omaha recently. A recruiting sergeant from Alliance was in Pine Ridge June 16 and 17 looking up recruits for the regular army. Rev. Fr. Mooreman arrived from St. Louis on June 6th to take up work in connection with the mission at this place. Mr. J. D. Corder again proved his public spiritedness by grading the street running north and south past his residence. Mr. Tidwell and son Jim made a trip to Alliance early this month where Jim hoped to enlist in the Army. He was turned down on ac count of his age. June fifth was the day set aside for registration of those who have reached 21 since the last registration. Quite a goodly number of Pine Ridge youth were registered under this ar rangement. The Holy Rosary Mission is busy this year installing an electric light plant. This is an improvement that has long been needed and will mate rially increase the efficiency of that institution. On the first of the month the em ployees of the agency opened a mess in the brick cottage opposite the of fice. Mrs. Morrison is the presiding genius in the kitchen and from the reports that the boarders bring out they are having the best the country affords. General Hgencp Stems! 1 .J Mr. H. E. Wright has received an offer of a promotion to the position of Chief Clerk at Pottawattomie, Kan. Bishop Burleson arrived at the agency June 25th for a few days vi sit. At an informal meeting held on the lawn of Superintendent Tidwell, the Bishop, and Dean Ashley who accompanied him talked to the Pine Ridge people and became acquainted with them. The small pox scare that has been at large on the reservation seems to be under control by the close of the month. There have been one or two bad cases with a number of light cases. This was brought on the re servation from one of the small rail road stations along the north end of the reservation. On the first of the month Mr. H. E. Wright District farmer for this dis trict returned to his duties in that capacity. Mr Wright has been at tending to the affairs of the Individual Indian Money section of the agency office since last December. With his return to the farmers office Mrs. Tid well and Mrs. Jordon have assumed the work of this department The Holy Rosary Mission closed on June 9th for the year after having a very successful season. They had planned to have their graduation exercises on the 10th but a small pox scare on the reservation interferred with this. People who journeyed to the mission returned full of praises of the exhibit that was on display for the close of school. 20.