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RED LAKE NEWS
A newspaper devoted to. the'.interests of
the Bed Lake Chippewa Indians.
i. Semi-monthly, Sept. 1st to July 45.
Subscription -75e a year
Entered as second class matter September
1,191,2, at the postoffice at KedJLake, Minn.,
under the act of March 3,1879.^
Address all communications to
Red Lake Minn.
"ALCOHOL AND MY FUTURE'*
Lizzie Allen* Age 19, Grade 8-B.
The people of the United States spend
more money annually for intoxicating li
quors than for food, dry goods, iron and
steel and timber five times more than for
public education and ten times more' than
maiiitain at enormous, cost
of reformatories, mission homes, asylums,
iails and penitentiaries to take care of,those
who^are stricken down by this dreadful
IfTEe people of this country dicLiiot spend
trie money tljat they do for asylums, refor
matories, penitentiaries, etc., taxation
would fall, property would raise, and we
a.' more progressive and a wealthv
It ruins the character of tlie^use^r... jit de
stroys self.control and the u$er talks more,
has no careful judgment, reveals secrets
an^d ^often "says silly things. The. more aj
cohoTa*man takes the weaker jjis will power
grows white weaker the will power grows,
the more alcohol he takes.
From the., weakening, of the will comes
tie deadening of theT moral sensibijities and
the result is* the ruin of character.
So I say that the only way to be a good
citizen, a healthy person and to have a
happy home is to be a,total abstainer.
The Indian, of today .is, not like that of
former times. He is not as strong in health
and life is not as long. One may ask why?
I say it is because of alcoholic drinks, which
is rapidly killing the Indian and this is
also why the Indian
isfl looked upon as a
^"ALCOHOL AND MY FUTURE"
4 (Vermillion Lake School.)
Sufsan Barney,. (half-breed), age 17, Grade 8.
"Every human being who stops to think
al&ftitihis future,-would like iUto be that'
of happiness and success. have this de
sire and I want to do things which will con
tribute rto this result, and leave ,the things
alohe which will destroy my happiness and
According to different teachings and ex
periences, alcohol is the .enemy of health
and happiness, and a slayer of success. If
I snould drink I do not expect to be ex
cepted from its certain influences that have
befallen ofliers, who have taken the risk
of ruin and lost.!
'It has beeu truthfully said '"that in the
tug of war between life and death, alcohol
pulls on the graveyard end."
Besides the bad effect it has on the body,
it is, of course, impossible to estimate its
real effect on not only our bodies, but on
homes and characters, so intemperate and
beast like does it render people that they
sometimes have no control over their appe
tites. h best and safe plan is never to
take the tot drink because we cannot af
ford to, become a slave.to the drinking
Alcohol leads to the neglect of families,
to forgetfulness of all social duties, to dis
taste for work to want, theft and poverty.
Alcohol increases accidents, like railroad,
automobile, tire and personal injuries.
Better preparation of the soil means
greater crop^ yield.
THE INDIAN EXHIBIT.
Among the many fine exhibits at the West
QII\ Montana fair, none have occasioned
more favorable comment than that of the
Flathead Indians. Under,the management
of Superintendent Morgan, the Flatheads
have installed an agricultural exhibit that
in itself will discount the average county
The showing made of the"pfoduBs of In
dian farmers is highly creditable to the In
dians. The exhibit of Indian handicraft
is both interesting and artistic.
The time and money spent by the offi
cials of the 4n$ian
Bureau in assembling
W truly creditable exhibit is to be com
mended. It is not only a demonstration
Jf what the Indians can and will do, when
given proper encouragement, but it is an
incentive to them for doing still better
things.The Missoulian, Missoula, Mont.
4 FARM STATION ITEMS.
A. A. McPherson from Clearwater was
a recent-caller at the Farm Station.
Charles Barrett is spending the ^\eek
with I^ouis Carl on a hunting trip.
On the morning of the slight snow, Octo
Louis Gurneau went out and
brought home a big buck deer, the second
fdr JiiuiT this month.
Louis King has completed the erection
of his new house and barn. Gus and
Larjenesse, Frank Brun and E. R. Lee as
sisted at the log raising.
Ket che ne nee brought some fine dressed
whitefish to the Farm Station, which we
appreciate very much.
Joseph Frogg's family made a trip to
Berner last week.
Pete Neadeau and family passed through
here recently, having been on a trip to his
place near Red Lake river.
We regret very much that Maud, one of
the Farm Station horses, died recently.
Robert Roy of Red Lake visited at Bran's
Now the harvest days are o'er, you must
feed your soil for another season.
BAKERY AND "CONFECTIONERY
ClfiARS AND TOBACCO
CLUB ROO IN CONNECTION
Come Around for a Good Time and
Get Your Money's Worth
Beaulieu Trading Store..
CHAS. F. BEAULIEU, Prop.
Red Lake, Mint,
Staple and Fancy Groceries, Dry Goods. Shoes. Etc.
We Are Membei of the RedLake Tribe of Indians
and Solicit a Share of Your Business
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
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WE SOLICIT YOUR BUSINESS
A COMPLETE STOCK OF
Lumber Lath Shingles
Lime Brick Cement
and all other Building Materials
constantly on hand
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and Fosston, Minn.
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