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BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY
CIGARS AND TOBACCO
CLUB ROO IN CONNECTION
Come Around for a Good Time and
Get Your Money's Worth
R. R. JOHNSON, Proprietor
..Beaulieu Trading Store..
CHAS. F. BEAULIEU, Prop.
Red Lake, Minii,
Staple and Fancy Groceries, Dry Goods. Shoos, Etc.
V Arc Membus of the fed Lake Trio* of ladfcao
ad Solicit a Slur* of Yow BM MN
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
O W N S I ES
MINNEAPOLIS, RED LAKE
&. MANITOBA RAILWAY.^
For information Write
RED LAKE TOWNSITE &
A. L. MO LANDER, Trmmm. BEMIDJI, MINN.
FARMERS CASH MARKET
TOP PRICES paid every day for Chickens, Ducks,
Geese, Turkeys, Cream, Dressed Calves, Hogs,
Mutton, Wool, Cattle Hides, Horse Hides, Pelts,
Furs, Muskrat, Skunk, Beans, Rabbits. Get our
price list before selling. Make more money by
shipping here. Write us now for quotations,
tags, and how to ship.
THE R. E. COBB CO., E. trti St., St. Paul, Minn.
Licensed by U. S. Government.
LEECH LAKE AGENCY AND SCHOOL ITEMS
As the editor of the News has so kindly invited
correspondence from the Leech Lake Agency, we
hope to offer something for each issue which will
tend to interest our Red Lake friends in activities
The Warmer weather has made the maple sap
active and a number of camps have been estab
lished and are ready for business. All Indians
have been urged to make sugar this year because
of the national necessity for conserving this great
resource to be had fo rthe taking.
The early going of the snow has made the ice
on the Bays and Narrows rather porous and care
in traveling over it is now in order.
The winter rye on the garden patches at the
Agency has begun to show signs of life in spite
of the fact that much of it saw the first light of
day through a covering of snow. The experiment
is proving to be the success it was hoped it would
It has been noticeable for a period of a number
of months that our Indians spend less time than
formerly at the Agency office. There are some
m,ore able bodied chaps not at work who are not
a desirable adornment of the Leech Lake Trading
Post's bench and whose names may have to be^list
ed some day.
Boat painting and tightening of joints is a sign
of the times.
The land clearing operation at the Boarding
School has paid for itself in the wood that was cut
for fuel. The work that remains to be done to
get the land into shape is the only outlay that
must be considered in determining the final cost.
Robert Rogers is the newly assigned police pri
vate at the Sugar Point station. Robert asked for
the assignment because he wants a chance to raise
garden products in the fertile, black soil on the
The car load of scrap iron that has been an un
sightly accumulation here for too many years and
which was loaded and shipped earlier this month
brought us the snug sum of $21.00 per net ton
f. o. b., Minneapolis.
A considerable quantity of oak and other hard
wood was cut on the Sugar Point peninsula by
contractors this winter and was sawed and shipped
to Winnipeg for war use there and other points
in the Dominion.
The M. & I. station in Walker had the distinc
tion of harboring a trunk full of booze for a
twelve-hour period on March 1st that was shipped
to an "unknown" party from a nearby village up
We still have some
which we will put on the market at extremely low price
to make room for our New Spring stock. Order your
Spring Suits now.
THE CHIPPEWA TRADING CO.
RED LAKE, PONEMAH AND WASKISH
Hundreds of cords of bolts were cut and hauled
to the Walker mill during the winter months.
Good prices were paid and those Indians who are
without seeds have no one to blame but themselves,
for there was ample opportunity to earn a stake
at that work or in the many camps where there
was a clamor for anything that looked like a man.
The attendance of pupils in the Boarding School
has been very excellent this winter in spite of the
loss of time the necessity for hospital care exacted.
The Onigum auxiliary Red Cross workers braved
wind and weather and stayed at their chosen job
during the winter months. Especially zealous
were some of the Indian members who crossed the
wind blown lake regardless of the tens below zero
the thermometers showed. The volume of work
turned out toy the small community here is a source
of justifiable pride to every one on the reserva
tion, and has been commended by the county offi
The price of potatoes is low enough to plant
that doubled acreage we need here and elsewhere
for next winter's supply.
The Little Rock Club is doing good work and
they realize the (benefits obtained through this kind
of an organization *as shown by the following let
ter recently received from the club:
Red Lake, Minn.,
Feb. 26, 1918.
Mr. H. C. Moore:
Here in below is stated, which the Little Rock
Farmers' Club has accomplished at its work by
every individual member of this club. But we wish
that it may be known to all the non-members of
the Reservation, that we members of the Little
Rock Farmers' club wish to impress upon those who
are not members of these gatherings, that we
have accomplished a great deal of good by help
ing one another with our work and holding meet
ings for social gatherings.
We hope that every one iiving at Little Rock
will join us so that they may receive the same
benefits that he have. Yours truly,
(Signed) MAX DICKINSON.
The food saving problem is mainly a woman's
job. Ninety per cent of the food purchased in
this country is purchased by women. This means
that the women of this nation must shoulder 90
per cent of this responsibility of saving food. All
the starving nations must look to us for help be
cause America is the largest food growing country
in the world. This year, especially, the American
farmer is being urged by patriotic motives to pro
duce food stuffs to the limit of his capacity, and
the American housewife will have plenty for her
self and plenty to share with her European sisters,
if she uses economy, buys wisely and avoids waste.
Mrs. Lizzie Prentice gave a dinner on March 16
in honor of the Little Rock Club for its help in
building her new house. All present enjoyed the
day very much.
William Spears, Jr., is now a full fledged
"chauffeur," having taken lii examinations in
Duluth and passing. He received his license this