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RE LAKE NEWS
A newspaper devoted to the interests of
the Red Lake Chippewa Indians.
Semi-monthly, Sept. 1st to July 15.
Subscription 75c a year
Entered as second class matter September
1,1912, at the postoffice at Red Lake, Minn.,
under the act of March 3, 1879.
Address all communications to
RED LAKE NEWS,
Red Lake, Minn.
From Vu comments of the press generally
throughtout northern Minnesota it would
appear that the enforcement of the provi
sion of the Chippewa Indian treaty of 1855
relative to the liquor traffic is meeting with
general public approval.
A prominent business man of Bemidji,
one who makes it his business to consult
public opinion and to keep in close touch
with business conditions, expressed himself
recently to an official of the government in
"We have, of course, noticed the change
times are dull but this condition cannot be
laid to the closing of the saloons. Business
is picking up. We usually have a holiday
slump in trade. The closing of the saloons
has affected some lines of trade. However,
the general effect has been for the best in
terest of the entire community and it is
my opinion that if the question of prohibi
tion was voted on today it would carry in
Bemidji by a very large majority.
IClu* -merchants tell me that thpy npvpr
have had better holiday trade in the ex
istence of Bemidji. Heretofore 80 percent
of the sales were credit sales. During the
Inst holiday season 80 percent of the sales
were for cash. Men who had formerly pur
chased goods and had them charged come
in and pay cash."
The above sentiment is the general feel
ing of the public. Xo reform, no change in
political policies could bring about more
benefit to the general public than the en
forcement of the 1855 treaty. Not only is it
a benefit and a protection to the Indian
people of northern Minnesota but is likewise
a protection and benefit to the white people
of the community.
The commissioner of Indian affairs may
feel assured of the almost unanimous sup
port of all honest thinking people in his en
forcement of the law.
The February 5th number of the Carlisle
Arrow contains the announcement of new
courses in the Carlisle Indian Vocational
School. The courses are as follows:
1. Course in Agriculture
2. Course in Mechanic Arts
a. Course in Home Economics
4. Course in Hospital Nursing
These courses are divided into three year
terms consisting of twelve weeks^ each.
Those seeking admission are required to
have at least 'completed the third rade. A
satisfactory ph.wieal examination must lv
passed, and applicants must be satisfac
torily recommended as to their moral char
acter, deportment, and worthiness. Car
lisle is to no longer to be a refuse for un
worthy pupils nor in any way to be con
sidered as a reformatory. Pupils who seek
admission to its door must some worthv and
-well recommended and more than that they
must themselves desire education and
knowledge of a higher order than can be ob
tained in the reservation schools.
Such policies cannot fail to revolutionize
Indian education. The responsibility is
placed upon the pupil and not upon the
school. Any educational institution is whol
ly dependent upon its student body for its
reputationthat body must be kept clean
in order to maintain its highest working
The following very interesting and "pro
fitable'' letter was recently received from
one of the Xew's subscribers:
Kratka, Minn., Jan. 30, 1915.
Red Lake News,
Red Lake, Minn.
Your letter, also News, has been received.
I thank you very much for the same. One
copy of the Red Lake News is worth the
price of a years subscription. If we all pull
together we can make her the brightest star
of them all for she is the first and true born
American. Please find enclosed check for
|14.05 for twenty new subscribers I have
gotten among the business men of Thief
River Falls/ No doubt you can get some
good advertising from them. Thief River
Falls News would like very much to ex
change with you. I will try and be on the
lookout for more subscribers.
Yours very truly,
H. R. Leslin.
We desire to thank Mr. Leslin for his
kind expressions for the success of the News
and also for the substantial assistance ren
dered in procuring the new subscriptions.
A GEXCT NEWS ITEMS.
The Red Lake Sewing Circle met with
Mrs. L. L. Culp February'Sth.
Mrs. L. L. Culp spent part of this week
Louis Caswell transacted business in Be
midji on the 10th.
Sam English transacted business in Gully
on the 11th.
On Saturday evening February 13th part
of the School and Agency Employees met
for the purpose of revising the school prem
ium list of the fair exhibit. Messrs. Breck
ner and Dupris, and Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Lee
were in attendance at this meeting.
On Friday evening February 12th, a very
enjoyable evening as spent by some of the
Agencv school employees at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Spears.
Chas. Dolson went to Bemidji on the 12th
to bring back a horse purchased for him.
Superintendent W. F. Dickens and
Harrv C. Moore met with the Bemidji Onion
Growers Association on February 9th for
the purpose of finding a market for vegeta
bles raised on the reservation.
Stoneman returned from. Pinepoint with
a pony presented to him by the Pinepoint
The Central Farmers' club met on Febru
ary 7th and elected the following officers:
Pies. John English Vice Pres. Paul Beal
ieu See. Frank Defoe Treas. Chas. Dolson.
All present took anv interesting part in dis
cussing agricultural topics.
Supt. W. F. Dickens and E. R. Lee made a
trip to Boston Lake and vicinity on the 7th.
George Stately was a caller at the office
A samnle of Squaw Corn raised bv
Charles Dolson was recently sent to Wash
ington, D. C. to be placed on exhibition at
the Panama Exposition.
No-din-e-be-nais. one of the Down River
Indians, recently bought a horse from Joe
RED LAKE SCHOOL ITEMS.
The pupils had a very enjoyable valentine
social on Friday evening the 12th
dining room was nicely decorated
ciipids and hearts made by the primary
pupils. There were many pretty valentines
found in the box for pupils and employees.
Mrs. Stevens, Miss Boobar and Miss Hoff
man attended the teachers' meeting in Be
midji, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lariver were callers at the
school on the seventh.
The sewing room detail are certainly do
ing some hustling this monththey made
twentv-seven gowns last week.
We' are all indebted to Mr. and Mrs.
Spears for a very enjoyable evening spent
at the "Spears Hotel" Friday evening Feb
The children have all recovered from the
BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY
CIGARS AND TOBACCO
CLUB ROOM IN CONNECTION
Come Around for a Good Time and
Get Your Money's Worth
A. D. STEPHENS
Capital $25,000.00 Surplus $5,000.00
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY FOR
Individual Funds of RED LAKE Indians
5 PER CENT. INTEREST PAID ON TIME
CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT
WE SOLICIT YOUR BUSINESS
..Beaulieu Trading Store..
CHAS. F. BEAULIEU, Prop.
Red Lake, Minn,
THE POSTOFFICE STORE
Staple and Fancy Groceries, Dry Goods. Shoes, Etc.
We Are Membei of the Red Lake Tribe of Indians
and Solicit a Share of Your Business
Fruit, Confectionery, Cigars.
Tobacco and Soft Drinks