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James Whirlwind Horse, assistant
Engineer has resigned his position to enter other work that pays better. The Principal settled in his new office, arranged for by the remodeling of the school building, on Friday, September 13th which he claims as his lucky day. This is a convenient and well arranged office and will make the work more easily handled- Delegates from serveral non-reser vation schools have been on the re servation looking for pupils. Among those visiting here for this purpose we note the names of Miss Ford, of Pierre, Mr. Peters, of Rapid City, Mr. Chapman, of Genoa, and Mr. Plum ley, of Flandreau. Last winter the Boarding School determined to branch out somewhat in its work and carry aid to the older Indians of the reservation as well as giving education to the youth alone. Accordingly through the cooperation of the State College at Brookings, some agricultural extension work was arranged to be given among the In dians of the Pine Ridge. Mr. H. E. 23. Dawes, Superintendent of Short Courses for the state and Mr. F. E. McCall, a horticultural expert held a series of meetings at central locations on the reservation. The attendance at these meetings was large and the interest shown was very good, in fact it would have been creditable in any white community. The result of these meetings shows that the conception was practical and pertinent. The In dians have had more and better gar dens and have produced more and better crops than ever before. The meetings in August referred to above were a continuation of the work and were held to instruct the Indians in the best methods of harvesting and caring for their products. As a re sult the Indians are going into this winter better equipped with food supplies than ever before. The hearty cooperation of the corps of agency farmers with the school's plans made the first venture in this direction a success. It is planned to continue the work in future years and perhaps enlarge it as occasion demands.