Lydia Gardner writes that she thinks that she and Blanche and Sarah have the best places of all the country girls. A gmat many If our girls think that, this year.

October 2, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

The exhibition season opened anspici6usly
last Thursday night when the academic de-
partment preientcd t.o our large school audi-
ence its first effort for the year.
The platform was decorated artistically with
autumn leaves, stands, and easels! the most
cnhspicuous and interesting of wb~ch was the
easel with dark blue background containing
spoons, tool-racks, picture frames, etc., made
by busy little wood workers in the sloyd de-
partment. ..’ Overture Oriental by &I. Bieger, was t.he
opeuing selection by the band. @everal of the
new members need much more practice before
the excellence of execution comes up to the
high standard attained by the old band, but
when one thinks of the berrible inharmony
that we heard from the praotfw room but a
month ago and compares%hose sounds to the
present efZ’ort there is great reason for believ-
ing tbat the performers will not he satisfied
until t.hey have reached a degree of perfectiou
for which the Carlisle Indian School band ie
The Boating Song was render$d by the entire
school in unusual good tdhe, time and clear-
ness of expression.
Lydia Gardner. No. 10, could be heard even
in ihe,back part of the room as she recited
“The Young Scholar.”
When the little normal pnpils came march-
ing in, each carrying a small flag, and recited
wirh marked &tinctness “Our Flag,” and
then marched off again, keeping step to the
pir+o, they received a round of applause.
M,+ry Jane &-Jxtator, No. 1, took the place of
Qeoyge Sheha and did well. Then the nimble
Sugers of Mabel Huclr tril)ljed over the l)iallrb
Keys in Dura.ud’s Valve iu YUC~ lively straiuti,
:hat more than half of her hearers wautetl to
get up aud dance. This solo was encored, but
there was uo room for encores in such a full
Needle Parker is’s No. 3 pupil, but every
word she uttered was distiubtly heard as s11ia
gpnke “The Laud of T~i~.lle People.,” in voice
just trembling enougll to urake it lnterestil;g.
Dennison \Vheelock’s band composition
“From t5avagery into Civilizatiou,” given the
eveuilig before at t,he auniversary exercises,
was again rendered in fair style and wan
highly appreciated. It is a descriptive piece
well wrrrth hen.ring several times, but it seems
t? the rvIan-a~~t,he-hnncl-stand’s uncyitical ear_
that the savagery enters some where about
midway instead of the beginning.
Rliss&rster explained the historical tableau
which followed. Levi 1Villis was Wm. Tell’s
son, and Alex. Upshaw held tbe bow in true
statuesque style, which with the rest of the
living picture consisting of bystanders in
quaint costumes and spears, in the glow of the
red footlights, produced a realistic scene froul
the story of William Tell.
Oscar Davis entertained the listeuers most
charmingly in his recitation “Frog’s Ciootl-
bye,” and he is a little No. 2 pupil.
T,ouisa Cornelius and Wanada Parker No 14
girls gave a pretty recitation on “Autumn,”
and then the choir sang “The Rliustrel l<oy”
without piano accompaniment, which always
sounds better.
Frank Binhop, No. 4, told “Oue tiecret of
Success.” Frank was a little friglitened but
his exuression was excellent and he .war_de-
When T,illv Cornelius. No. 5. showed “HOW
the Lilies Grow,” there werk whispers ail
around, ‘!I wonder if that,‘s the way she grew.”
Laurendeau’s “Serenades” a duel by Joeeph
Sdams, trombone, and Rbbert DePoe, bari-
tone, saiisfied the ear of all music loving peo-
ple preeent, although the harshness of the
band accompaniment was a little grating
some of the time.
Thomas Grifi?u, No. 6, made every one laugh
with his hits in an essay on Heus. When_
some hens which Mr. Kensler once brought
from market had their heads cut off they
jumped around lively and were scared todealh.
Edith Miller. No. 7, was very earnest in her
recitatiou ou “The thing you leave undoue,”
and Clara C’ornelius, So. 11, waa extremely
diguitied in her rendition of “\Vork, Watch,
Here the tension of listeuiug was relaxed
when the school broke in with the “nlorning
$ ” in this instance sung in the exeening.
$:ziher tired or not, the pupils did not do
credit to rhemselres in the renditiou of this
The only piece that wasalmost a failure was
the semi-tableau colloquy from So. S, on “The
return of Columbus.” _A8 one of these pupils
had been in the hospital much of the tim?
that he should hare been preparing he is
somewhat escusal)le. Tbe costume effect
was not l)ad alrhough wrongcolored footlights
were thrown on the scene to bring out the best
Louis Mishler, seuior, made a manly effort
in his declamation on “Merchant,” but spoke
too fast.
“Thy word isa lamp,” eung by the choir
closed the exercises.
Capt. Pratt’s remaiks at the end were en-
couraging, in that he thought that the acadern-
ic department had made a good beginning.
He spoke of the importance of learning to cx-
press oneself clearly and understandingly.
Ae it was the power of speech of the coinred
orater that brought about the release of that
race from slavery, .so he hoped that there
would be Indian orators whose speech would
break the bondage of reservation slavery.

October 16, 1896 INDIAN HELPER

Lydia Gardner and Emma Anderson, the
rrsent offlce girls for the Administration
ulidiog are good hunbm-huuterd for dirt
and dust, and they are not afraid of corners
and by-places not seen by everybody.

January 15, 1897 INDIAN HELPER

The Present Juniors, Cl&s ‘99.
Minnie Findlev, Sirchu Al~ye. Olive Yel-
louface, Bertha Dye, Lydia Gardner, Jennie
lirown, Amelia Clark, Lucy Anlericanbnrce,
Hattie EagIrhoru,C~lra Wheelrr,L~tlia Smith
Blary Rarada.Annn, Gelis, Drlilah Corllelius,
ROR~ Dennmle, T. Flg~~u, Micllarl Cnlurr, H.
Emmett, Cnrnetiug Jmrlnu, Uuplisre Rlerangn,
Louis M~~Dnuald, Grorgr Bacon, Walter H~tt,
Alex htiD11uga1, Samuel Paul, Stewart HHZ-
Ictt, Frank Beal, Wm wtlrln.. Che+ter t+k it,h,
Cllrlstiarl ER~I man, Rose Duverney, Dollie
Wherl‘nck. Martha BoxliLtor. Sara Williams,
N&lie Horn*, Olive Larch. Eliza Smith, Mary
Moon. Nettie Buckles. Genrge Wolf, JoRinh
Archiquettp, Vitlaent Nntalich, Simou Stand-
ingd4 er, Ezra Ricker, Joseptl Craig, Jonas
hIitchelt, Arcbie Jnhnson, George Nllrthrop,
Antnuio Tapie. Albert Silas, Thos. Hanbury,
John Dillon, Chas. Carson, ‘l’hnmaa Denomie,
Joseph flollge, George Hazlett, Edw. Peters,
Edward Valley.

April 2, 1897 INDIAN HELPER

  Lydia Gardner came in from Lansdowne to have her picture taken with class '99.  She is attending High School at Lansdowne, having taken our course and more.  Lydia returned to her school yesterday.

February 17, 1899 INDIAN HELPER

  The question is often asked, What will your graduates do?  Here is what some of class '99 have gone into.  George Hazlett has departed for Hoopa Valley, California to be Disciplinarian; Sarah Williams left on Monday for Tomah, Wisconsin, to take a position in the Government school at that place; Lydia Gardner is attending High School at Landsdowne; Vincent Natailsh goes shortly to New York City to engage in business;  Seichu Atsye will continue her training as a nurse; Nettie Buckles has entered Metzger College in town; Kendall Paul will enter the University of Philadelphia to take a course in shorthand and typewriting; Clara Price has a position at Standing Rock, Dakota; Jonas Mitchell has gone home to work at his blacksmithing trade.  Dollie Wheelock will take a course at Drexel Institute, Philadelphia; Louie McDonald will enter Commercial College in Carlisle; Robert Emmett has a position as printer in the job department of the Harrisburg Telegraph; Stuart Hazlett enters a printing office near is home in Montana; Thomas Denomie continues his studies in town; Chauncey Archiquette, Bertha Dye, Joseph Gouge and Christian Eastman went home; Electa Scott, Mary Moon, John Lemieux, Annie Gesis, Rose Duverney, Edward Peters, Olive Larch, Etta Catolst, Minnie Finley and Nettie Horne have gone to country homes to await developments and gain experiences they need; Cora Wheeler will enter Bellevue Hospital, N.Y. City for a course in nursing; Jennie Brown and Dahney George go to the West Chester Normal School; Corbett Lawyer has a position at Santa Fe, New Mexico, and George Wolfe will remain here to help on buildings to be erected.

March 10, 1899 INDIAN HELPER

21049/1908/Chey.& Arap./312 Lydia Gardner Geboe to Chas. E. Shell, Baxter
Springs, RFD. No.4 Feb. 18, 1908.

Owing to the unsettled conditions of the tribal affairs of the Arapahoes
which I am a member of and holding an allotment /sic/ I would most
respectfully petition and request you, through your Department to have a
patent in fee simple to me for my allotment. To wit: NE1/2 29-12-9 No. 1764.
I am competent and capable of transacting my own affairs. I was educated and
graduated at Carlisle School, Pa. and a graduate of Lansdowne High School,
Pa. I am also married and have never lived with the Indians, but very
little. (I presume a year all told since a small child). My husband being a
machinist, which takes us away to the older states, where he has steady
employment. Therefore, I would like to get my property holding in a position
where they would be easy to look after and then I will know what is being
done with my property when I hold a fee to my land. And it is taken from
under the rule of Incompetent Chiefs and Councils. Now, as I have been
transacting all of my own affairs every since I have been old enough, with
the exception of my allotment, I think I should have my land so that I could
also look after it. I most sincerely ask and wish for the Patent in fee
simple to my land.

Text copyright (c) John Sipe 2003

Cheyenne And Arapaho Census, Arapaho Tribe, Darlington, Okla., No month given, the date is the 21st, 1918,---- No. 296, Lydia Gardner Geboe, female, 30 yrs. old; No. 297, James G. Geboe, son, 9; No. 298, Robert G. Geboe, son, 6 yrs.old.
1929 Census shows--La Mere, Winnebago, married to Lydia Gardner. She was born in 1881.

Cheyenne And Arapaho Census, Arapaho Tribe, April 1, 1934,---No. 792, Lydia Gardner, wife, married, Born 1881, 1/2 blood; not enrolled, William Rondeau; not enrolled, Charles Gardner; not enrolled, Mr. Lemere; No. 793 James Geboe, born 1903, 1/2 blood, step-son; No. 794, Robert Geboe, born 1904, 1/2 blood, step-son; No. 795, Willie Geboe, born 1910, 1/2 blood, step-son.