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NOTES ON THE PAYMENT.
Preparations for the annual "land pay-
ment'' to the Red Lake Indians are under
way at thi* writing and it is expected tha*
delivery of cheeks will be commenced by
the 10th of next month. The per capita
share will amount to about $68.00, depend
ing upon the census as of April' 1, 1915.
There will he approximately 1489 names
on the loll this spring and the amount to be
distributed is $101,521.02a nice juicy lit
The news offers the following advice to
persons who will receive a share of this
1. Pay up your subsription to the News,
or, if not already a subscriber, become one
2 Pay jour honest debts of every de
For those who have not already spent
the amount they would or should have left
after pa\ing up their debtsHesitate, Stop
ami Consider, Go Slow. Think of the
satisfaction which a person gets from hav
ing a little money on hand for future de
mands. Think of the miserable and for
lorn condition of the individual who is
"dead broke," especially when such a de
plorable condition is the result of careless
extravagance and wastefulness. A dollar
Kve1 i 4lo]Ju4i- e^ao*4-^*Look- la4
4. For those pitiable individuals who can
never appreciate the dignity of labor until
under the compulsion of stern necessity,
the sooner you spend your money the better
it will be for you. I Jut if your head is not
turned b\ the ownership of a few dollars,
if yon appieciate the value of money to the
extent that the possession of it is not an ex
cuse for indolence, then save what A on can
for the future. There are some able bodied
but \ea minded young men in our midst
who think of dollars only in terms of so
many games of billiards, so mam days
of "rest" or so many "good times" ahead
instead of the good which can be realized
through judicious investment in farming
impliments, livestock, etc., and the corre
sponding increase in their earning capacity
lor the future.
5. And last. As the majority of the an
nuitants to participate in this pa.unent ha\e
been living be\ond their income, depending
upon the futuie, alwa\s, for today's re
quirements, it should not be a brain fagging
task to figure out the proper wa\ to dispose
of this "windfall." There is only one hon
orable thing to do, take your money and pay
your hills and be glad that you are able to
cancel all or part of your indebtedness.
Then go to work and Earn as much more
and feel the satisfaction which can be de
rived in no other way in so great a measure
as thiough the realization that urn ha\e
piocuied'the money In \our own individual
IM)I I VOl RT ITEMS.
Fpon the complaint of Andrew Carl,
James IJrown and Jim Gurneau were ar
rested and caused to appear before the In
dian Couit March 22. on a charge of assault
and batterv. After hearing all theevidence
in the case the Judges fined all three \oung
RE LAK E NEW S
"A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED."
men for general disturbance. The facts
seem to be that several young men gathered
at Carl's house for a friendly moccasin
game. Along towards morning when all
honest men the supposed to be in bed Carl
was caught cheating (he stated in Court
that he told them he was just fooling, but
they wouldn't believe him). The result
was that Carl and Jim Brown "mixed it"
out in the front yard, and Jim Gurneau had
to take a hand in the affair to help Brown
They certainly were three nice looking
litigants, but did not appear to the credit of
themselves or to their school training. The
"Lid is on" the moccasin game now. Those
who wish to play a "friendly game" dur
ing reasonable hours are required to get
permission from the Agent or Chief of
"Experience is a dear school, but
fools will learn in no other."
FARU STATION ITEMS.
The Farm Station Farmer's Club met at
Frank Brun's on March 20th with nineteen
members present. John J. Spears was a
new member at the meeting. With work
and pleasure and business a most profitable
day was spent. The next meeting will be
heM a+ JotK*ph OuieirHrtwi April 7th.
On the 18th E. R. Lee, Louis Gurneau
and Frank Bran assisted John Spears in
raising a log house on his tentative allot
ment near the Farm Station.
John Spears and Family spent the day
Sunday, March 14th, visiting at Joseph
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brim were entertain
ed by the Lee's at supper, the evening of
Sunday, the 14th.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gurneau made a trip
to Red Lake the 12th, returning the 14th.
Sunday, the 21sf, Mrs. Joseph Omen
went to Clearwater on a visit to Frank
Carl's little daughter, Josephine, who is
vers seriously ill.
A. V. Goddoard was here the 23rd and
24th looking over the gasoline engine thai
runs the well drill machine. The engine
A\as taken to the Agency the 25th for a gen
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Defoe were recent
visitors at Frank Brim's.
Nathan J. Head stopped overnight here
on the 24th on his return from Clearbrook
John Spears made a trip to Red Lake the
21st, returning the 23rd.
Frank Brim hauled in a load of potatoes
from Ole Burge's the 23rd.
The Indian Fair Association is in debt
2**50.00. It is the desire of the Fair officers
that this debt be paid as soon as possible.
Last \ear several bundled dollars were
contributed towards the liquidation of the
fair debt, and this year it is hoped that the
entire amount may be paid. Joe Boxer and
Pay-she-gie-shig have lee selected to look
after the Fair collections. Any contribu
tion from 25 cents to $1.00 will be accepted.
No one is asked to give more than $1.00.
RED LAKE, MINNESOTA, APRIL 1, 1915. NUMBER 14
The introdudBPfoof intoxicating liquors
into this reservation or its sale to non
citizen Indians is forbidden by law under
a penalty of imprisonment for not lees
than sixty days.
See Act of January 30, 1897 (29 State
EMPLOYEES PLEASE NOTICE.
Department of the Interior, Office of In
dian Affairs, Washington, February 27,
Ed-Schools 20677-15 HCircular No.
944. Conferenfc of Indian Employees.
To all Superintendents and Field Officers:
A conference of Indian Service workers,
will be held at San Francisco, August 9 to
10, 1915, both inclusive. At Oakland, Cali
fornia, August 15 to 28, will be held the
meetings of the National Education As
sociation and'the International Congress of
Education. The meetings of these two or
ganizations will be undoubtedly of special
interest this year and of value and benefit
to those who can attend.
It is desired that all school employees
who can do so, and who can be speared from
their posts of duty, may attend the confer
ence of Indian Service workers and also the
other meetings mentioned. Programmes of
all meetings are1
beiug prepared sa
forenoon sessions only will be held, giving
those in attendance an opportunity to visit
the exposition during the afternoons.
Those school employees so attending will
be granted educational leave (not exceeding
15 days in any case) covering their absence
from their posts, except that one-half day
educational leave will be granted for each
day in which employees are in attendance
at the sessions of the Indian Conference or
meetings of the other organizations the
other half day will be charged to annual
leave. As only school employees are en
titled to educational leave, other employees
who desire to attend and who can be spared
will be given a special detail covering the
half-day periods of their attendance at the
sessions of the conference of Indian Service
workers only. If they remain for the ses
sions of the other two associations, or for
other purposes, they must take annual
Superintendents are instructed to report
not later than May 1 the number and names
of employees who signify their intention to
Applications should be submitted in
duplicate on form 5-450-O for educational
leave or special detail to this Office a suffi
cient time in advance to enable it to take
action thereon. In cases, however, where
it is not practicable to determine in advance
the employees who can be spared, they may
be authorized by the superintendent pro
vided their applications are then submitted
promptly by him. All absences on account
of attendance at these gatherings will be
reported on the monthly reports of leave
taken, properly designating thereon "Edu
cational Leave/' "Special detail," or "Annu
al leave," as the case may be.
Very truly yours,