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The News is in receipt of a long letter
from Otto Thunder who entered Carlisle
from this reservation three years ago but has
since entered the Ford Motor works of De
troit, Michigan. For the first six months
he takes up the student's course, at the same
time being paid thirty-four cents an hour,
working eight hours a day. After finishing
the course, if satisfactory to the company, he
will be transferred to work as a regular em
ployee at |5.00 per day. After promotion
he will no longer be considered a student
Otto has finished a practical course of
horseshoeing at Carlisle and isnowasplendid
blacksmith. We hare had excellent reports
about him and other Red Lake Agency pupils
and we are proud of their success.
Charlie Prentice was a caller at the Agen
cy office Wednesday.
Judge Wain-je-mah-dub is not doing so
this winter. Some of his friends think
he should enter the hospital.
Mrs. Fannie Barton is on the sick list
again this winter.
Leslie Workman of Redby, Minn., called at
the News oftioe to advertise a heifer calf.
The Redby Public school has had twenty
pupils in attendance up until the present
severe cold weather.
JCheJKling diildien are attending pubJicu^
school at Redby.
Rev. Dr. Knight of Redby has been laid up
for the past two weeks with a crippled foot.
Reports show that there is a good deal
of sickness in and around Redby.
A. D. Brown of Nebish, formerly of Ire
land, and family are settled in their new
home at Redbv.
Dr. and J. M. Ness and Frank Pogue are
holding down their claims in the north part
of the county. Their address is Bankston
Beltrami County. It is reported that Mr.
Pogue is serving fresh porcupine three times
a day and that Dr. Ness i getting fat on
Wm. Cook returned from the Rapid River
country on the 9th. He reports that home
steaders are settling the country up fast.
Mrs. Bailey of Wahpeton is visiting her
son Roy in the Rapid River country.
Nathan Head reports dead and down
cedar cutting progressing in the Clearwater
Frank Carl was seriously hurt by one of
his horses kicking him in the breast. He wras
unconscious for two or three hours, and Dr.
Culp says that he had a "very close call."
We are glad to report him out of any danger.
Julia Wells made application for enroll
ment in Haskell Institute for their business
course. It is to be hoped that she is accept
ed as Julia has the qualities to make her
successful in that line of work.
R. R. Dickens has about made his home
at Boston Lake this winter.
Supt. W. F. Dickens and wife, Dr. L. L.
Culp and E. R. Lee spent part of this week
Andrew Johnson of Berner was a caller
at the Agency office December 17th.
A number of outsiders have been at Red
Lake recently with meat to sell.
VOLUME 4. RED LAKE, MINNESOTA, JANUARY 15, 1916.
RE LAK E NEWS
SV%SCRIBM FOR THE NEWS
OUR LAKE BOYS Ol GHT TO
GET INTO THESE CONTESTS
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 3, 1916."If the
boy corn growers of Minnesota continue the
progress they have made in the last year
this state soon will be in the front rank as
a producer of juvenile agriculturists." ac
cording to Prof. R. A. Moore of the Univer
sity of Wisconsin who today finished judg
ing the Boys' exhibits at the First National
(Vr Show held in the mammoth. Hill Rail
way Building, this city. Trophy cup
awards valued at 5,000 were given by the
First National Bank and the Northwestern
Trust Company. An exceptionally fine
quality of corn was raised by the boys of
Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, the
Dakotas, Wisconsin and Minnesota for ex
hibition in this show. These "future greats"
in the corn raising field are rapidly putting
the Northwestern States on the map as a
new and wonderful corn belt. "Why, the
corn laid down here for me to judge has
proved the most surprising in quality that
I have examined in the long years of my as
sociation with the grain," said Prof. Moore.
Considering Prof. Moore's great reputation
throughout the United States as a corn
Judge, this statement by him spells the high
est tribute that could be paid to boyhood
effort in this country.
Tliere were no sweepstakes in the show,
the competition of the boy corn growers of"
the seven states being confined to the boys
in the districts of their state. Following
the the prize winners in Minnesota:
District No. 1
1stJohn Croy, Jr. E. Grand Fonks
2ndLincoln Jones E. Grand Forks
3rdRudolph Wick E. Grand Forks
4thHjal. Brundin E. Grand Forks
District No. 2.
1stBert Shuey Pine City
2ndRoy Shuey Pine City
3rdC. Wendelshofer Cleveland
District No. 3.
1stPerry Rood Herman
2ndG. Gunderson Moorehead
3rdJas. Cole Pelican Rapids
4thL. C. Bouxne Breckenridge
District No. 4.
1stAlbert Lau Tracy
2ndO. Thompson Canby
3rdJoe Hahn Amiret
4thEwald Lau Tracy
District No. 5.
1stL Beckman Cokato
2ndEdw. Ballman Cleveland
3rdJ. Ahliston, Jr. Spicer
4thA. Baudemer Plato
District No. 6.
1stWm. Legvold Frost
2ndV. G. Adams Winnebago
3rdSelmer Bakken Albert Lea
4thH. F. Lundgren Lake Crystal
Clem Beaulieu has about recovered from an
accident in which he had his left foot badly
Simon Michelet, former U. S. Indian
Agent at White Earth Agency, spent a few
days here just before the Holidays.
Mrs. Mary L. Frank is the New Cook in
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The Introduction of Intoxicating liquors
Into this reservation or its sale to non
citizen Indians is forbidden by law under
a penalty of Imprisonment for not less
than sixty days.
See Act of January SO. 1897 (29 State
CROSS LAKE SCHOOL ITEMS.
It is reported some settlers living near
Neptune occasionally make a raid on the
Indians' traps across the "Narrows" from
Kay-gway-tak-be-tung has been very sick
at his home at the "Point." At present he
is getting along well.
The Cross Lake Indians have built two
large dance halls this fall, one at the "Point"
and the other at Mequom Bay. Recently
there has been dancing at both places.
The following donated to the Cross Lake
School children for their Christmas:
B. L. Fairbanks Co $5.00
Barney Perkins 50
Nodin, Jr 50
Harry Johnson 50
Tom Spears 50
E. C. Linton 2.00
Chippewa Trading Co 5.00
Ephraim Budrow 1.00
Oliver L. Breckner 3.00
S. Remington Anderson 2.00
Peter Martin .50,
Ona D. Breckner 1.00
Mr. and Mrs. Lariver 2.00
Elsie E. Webster 1.00
Ethel H. Dunbar 1.00
Julia L. Dempster 1.00
Mrs. Peter White 25
And a large box of toys, etc., from Sears,*
Roebuck & Co., Chicago, 111.
On behalf of the Cross Lake School Chil
dren the correspondent wishes to express
thanks for the liberality of the contributions.
Dr. E. C. Linton has completed operations
on the eyes of the trachoma children in this
There have been a number of visiting In
dians here recently from Ball Club and
Warroad. Dancing has, of course been the
past time at the "Point."
The Indians at Mequom Bay who did not
have the measles last summer have them
now. Practically all of the children of the
Indians west of the school have been down
or now have the measles. Two grown peo
ple, Mrs. John Daisy and Mrs. Esau Still
day, have them.
The boys have been on the freight haul
considerably this winter. There is a great
deal more freight to haul and the roads are
bad on the lake, due to the deep snow.
A number of the school children have the
These cold nights make the "Night Watch
man" hustle to keep the buildings warm
especially when firing with green wood.
It is reported that Wayzee, who was in
such bad shape at Battle River, is improv
A number of the Cross Lake Indians who
are tubercular are contemplating going to
one of the government sanatoriums.