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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1905, Part I
([1905])

Reports of superintendents of independent schools,   pp. 415-440 PDF (11.7 MB)


Page 432

432      REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. 
In connection with the foregoing, I embody herein brief tabular statements
of enrollments and attendance and earnings, etc., of pupils: 
Enrollments, attendance, etc., for year ending June 30, 1905. 
Boys. Girls. Total. 
Enrollment July  1, 1904------------------------------------------------------.
467  394  861 
Enrollment during year ----------------------------------------------------
162  69  231 
Discharged during year------------166                              i1   
277 
Died during year......-.........                .....--------------------------------------------1
 4  a 5 
Remaining on rolls June 30, 1905.. ..  ..-------------------------------------466
 334  810 
Highest number on rolls at one time............-----------------------------537
 411  948 
Average attendance.                                          506   398  
 904 
Graduated  March 16,-1905------ ----- ------- ------ -- ------------ _- 15
 31  46 
a Three Alaskans. 
Summary of outings during year ending June 30, 1905. 
Boys.    Girls.   Total. 
Total out during year................................ .  406    378779 
Out through  winter  (average) ----------------------------------  146  1583
04 
Out during vacation only (average)                     313      290     
 603 
Earned  during  year  ----------------------------------------------  $15,096.06
 $9,680.50  $24,776.56 
Expended  while  out  .............................................- $5,396.16
 $3,182.41  $8,578.57 
A m ount saved ---------------------------------------------- ----  $9,720.46
 $6, 512.80  $16, 233.26 
In conclusion, I take pleasure in testifying to the conscientious and efficient
work of the assistant superintendent, Mr. J. R. Wise, and of the other em-
ployees. 
W. A. MERCER, 
Major, Eleventh Cavalry, 'Superintendent. 
REPORT OF SCHOOL AT CHAMBERLAIN, S. DAK. 
CHAMBERLAIN, S. DAK., September 14, 1905. 
The enrollment during the past year was 184. The average attendance for 
the year was 169.    The enrollment and attendance were not satisfactory.
Circuihstances over which I had no control prevented me from increasing the
attendance to 200. I am hopeful this year of filling the school to its capacity.
The general health of the pupils has been good during the year. We had no
epidemics nor deaths. A few pupils were returned to their homes who showed
symptoms of tuberculosis. The good health of the pupils was largely due to
good, well-cooked food, cleanliness, and the faithful service of the school
physician. 
Our new hospital is under construction. When it is completed we will be 
in better shape than ever before to care for our pupils. 
The school plant consists of 3 large brick buildings and 15 minor frame 
buildings. All of these buildings are in reasonably good repair. Three new
buildings, a brick hospital, frame superintendent's cottage, and a frame
work- 
shop, are under construction. The girls dormitory has a capacity for 100
girls. 
One hundred and twenty girls could be put in this building without overcrowd-
ing. The boys' dormitory, however, is not large enough to accommodate 100
boys. 
While it was intended for 100 boys according to the plans, in reality it
is 
overcrowded with 80. There is not sufficient room in the building to permit
of properly caring for 100 boys. I have in a separate communication rec-
ommended an appropriation for erecting an addition to this building. 
Our water supply is good. We use Missouri River water for all domestic 
purposes and artesian-well water for power and fire protection. 
The school is illuminated with acetylene gas. This is satisfactory as far
as the quality of the light is concerned. Our gas plant at present is entirely


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