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Supt. Dickens and Forest Ranger N. J. Head
made a trip to the Northwest Angle Oct. 2nd and
while there measured hay cut on the reservation
Those who have taken tentative allotments
there are now making marked progress in break
ing land and making an independent living. This
year Andrew Wells has made about $900 clear
on the sheep which he purchased from the gov
ernment several years ago under reimbursable
James Brown in a letter dated October 4th re
ports that he is working in a sawmill at Interna
tional Falls, Minnesota, and receiving $3.25 a day.
Leo Beaulieu, John Lawrence and Peter English
left for the Flandreau Indian School October Stli.
Mrs L. Culp and Miss Mabel Bright, Field
Nurse, arrived during the month and will undoubt
edly be with us for three or four weeks at least.
Dr. Leo L. Elliott is now employed temporarily
as Agency and Hospital Physician, but expects to
be called at almost any time as he has accepted
a commission in the medical reserve corps.
Louis Caswell, Albert Stately, Frank Defoe and
William Knickerbocker each shot a deer recently.
J. G. Morrison, Jr. and County Attorney Tor
rance went duck hunting at the Outlet on the
Miss Helen Ziegenfuss, of Minneapolis, received
an appointment as assistant clerk at this Agency
and reported for duty on the 22nd.
A bouncing baby daughter was born to Dr. and
Mrs. Elliott Sunday, October 14th.
Chief of Police Ripple and Attorney P. J. Rus-
meeting held'at the School October 20th. Supt.
Dickens, Dr. Culp and Father Thomas also spoke.
After the meeting about $1,000 was subscribed to
the Liberty Loan. The total subscription from
our reservation October 27th totaled more than
$11,000, over one-half of which was subscribed
by Indians and employees in the Cross Lake Dis
The Clark Pole & Tie Company, of Bemidji, for
feited its bid on the Red Lake Timber placed on
the market September 2 6, 1917, and for this rea
son all bids received at that time have been re
jected New bids are to be received by the In
dian Office at Washington until 12 o'clock noon
Game Warden William Munch received his first
shipment of whitefish October 29th from the fish
eries at Redby and within ten minutes after the
fish were unpacked he was completely sold out,
except for a supply which he saved out for the lo
cal hospitals. These fish are caught by the Red
Lake Indians and are being sold by the fish and
game commission at cost to state institutions and
private families to combat the high cost of liv
ing Thefishwere sold at 11 cents a pound, which
is less than half what the local meat markets
charge, and the warden was completely swamped
by purchasers who journeyed to the Greit North
ern depot with market baskets to take home the
freshly caught whitefish. This "was the first ship
ment received 1 the game warden, but he expects
from now on to receive about 1.000 pounds a week.
No sales Avill be made to meat dealers, restaurants
The State Game & Fish Department is repre
sented at Redby by S. A Selvog and pays the fol
lowing cash prices for dressed fish delivered there:
The pi ices paid will change somewhat accord
ing to the season of the year and condition of the
market, although it is the plan to sell at all times
the fish to actual consumers below the market
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RE LAK E NEWS
The women of the Department of the Interioi
have organized a War Relief Bureau to furnish
comforts to the soldiers belonging to the Interior
Department who have gone, or are going, to the
A pledge of from ten to twenty-five cents a
month or until the end of the war is asked of em
ployees and other citizens on the reservation. Mrs.
Goddard has been designated to solicit and collect
funds to carry on this work.
Following are the names of those who have
pledged themselves. Some have paid for xjiv
twelve months in. advance. Any one desiring to
add their name to this list will be gladly accepted.
Walter F. Dickens.
Geo. H. Blakeslee.
Addison C. Goddard.
Bitha H. Goddard.
A. D. McDougal.
J. G. Morrison, Jr.
W. H. Hashbarger.
Mrs. Frank Lariver.
Mary E. Broker.
Addison Goddard, Jr.
Stanley J. Johnson.
Mrs. A. D. McDougal.
Emma C. Hashbarger.
Dr. L. L. Culp.
Wm. R. Spears.
Mrs. Geo. Gravelle.
Omar Gravelle, Jr.
RED LAKE, MINNESOTA, NOVEMBER 1, 1917. NUMBER 13
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CROSS LAKE SCHOOL ITEMS
A rousing patriotic meeting was held at the
school the 23d in furtherance of the Liberty Bond
campaign Joseph C. Roy made the principal ad
dress of the evening.
The snow storm the ISth and 21st made the
roads practically impossible from here. Our mail
at times has been days late.
James Sullivan killed two deer on the first fall
Many of the Indians have their potatoes in the
ground yet. Some of them are digging them
Simon Webster broke three acres of sod ground
east of the dairy barn preparatory to cropping it
Miss Showalter returned the 24th from a vaca
tion spent in Iowa.
Bay-shaun-ah-quod killed a moose some time
E R. King and O. L. Breckner made a trip
around the lake to Red Lake last week.
Joseph Roy and Barney Perkins are bring
ing in large stocks of merchandise in anticipa
tion of the coming payment.
Despite the handicap of the bad weather our
Avork on the newr
buildings is progressing very
There was a dance at the Point the night of the
lGth. O. L. Breckner, J. L. Berry and Sigana
went down to the dance in a car.
William King, clerk at the Chippewa Trading
Company's store at Ponemah, has resigned. Char
ley Mason is again on the job.
The recent dance at Mequom Bay passed over
more orderly than the other one.
FARM STATION ITEMS
Mr. and Mrs. A. Barrett are the proud father
and mother of a "big baby boy" born last Wednes
We have had a little couch of winter the past
two weeks, which was very much unexpected, and
found most of the farmers with their houses and
barns in poor condition for winter.
The recent snow has eliminated all danger of
fire, so the farmers can rest easy about their hay.
A. Barrett, Frank Brun and Frank Carl made a
business trip to Berner this week.
Louis Gurneau 'has just returned home from
the agency, and is repairing his house.
Louis Carl and Gilbert Lussier have traded
farms and it is hoped that both are permanently
A. Barrett expects to move to the agency soon,
and is going to log this winter.
As the snow made sleighing good for a few
days a number of the farmers have been hauling
Gust Lajanesse has returned home after a long
stay at the agency where he has been working for
John Spears has moved to the agency. The
writer does not know what John intends to do,
but advises him to return to the farm.
Stanley Johnson and Harry C. Moore spent one
day hunting at the Farm Station.
Now is the time to make plans for your next
Wanted50 good farmers to move into the Farm
Station district and take up farms, to help increase
the food supply for the coming year. Be patriotic,
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this by moving into this district and pmnting
Remember, the Northwest Angle has plenty of
good farms waiting for you, and all you need to
do is to go to plowing and plant your crop no
clearing or grubbing to do. Don't let someone
discourage you and tell you that nothing can be
raised in that part of the country. Ask the writer,
or Charles Dolson, Andrew Wells, Alex Jourdain,
Joe Jourdain, Louis Smith or John Johnson and
listen to what they tell you.
SAVE SKIM MILK FOR HUMAN BEINGS
While Useful for Animal Feeding It Will Serve Its
Best Use as Food for Folks.
Washington, D. C.Although skim milk is
recognized as having great value in feeding ani
mals, the United States Department of Agricul
ture points out that its value as human food should
be kept in mind. By substituting grain, green
feed, buttermilk and whey in animal feeting, much
bkim milk may be left Tor human use as a bev
erage, in cooking, condensing, or for making cot
tage cheese. Only the surplus of this valuable
human food should be fed to stock.
While skim milk is good for stock, the fact re
mains that its highest efficiency can not be had
through turning it into meat. Skim milk is used
most economically in animal production when fed
to hogs, yet it takes 20 pounds Avhen fed alone
to produce one pound of pork. The same quan
tity will make 3 pounds of cottage cheese. In
addition, cottage cheese contains 1% times as
much protein and one-third as much energy as
pork, so that the skim milk in the cheese form
gives quite as much energy and 4% times as much
protein as it would if converted into ham or
Even at the highest prices recently paid for
hogs, skim milk fed to them is worth not more
than 1 cent a pound. Yet 1 cent a pound or ap
proximately 1 cent a pint, is very cheap for any
human food, and particularly for a food so high
in nutritive value as skim milk.