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THE HIGHER LAW
The young man who had been examining the row
of shining instruments that lined the operating
room, turned abruptly to the great surgeon.
"Of course you do not believe in the foolishness
called prayer," he said.
"And why not?" the surgeon asked, as he held
a delicate instrument critically to the light.
"What! A man with your scientific training?"
the younger man exclaimed in surprise.
"And why not?" the keen-faced elderly man
"Oh, come now, doctor," the young man said,
smiling. "Surely you cannot believe that God
would upset all the laws of nature to grant the re
quest of some one of hjs creatures. You know how
inexorable are the laws of nature."
"That's exactly why I believe so strongly in the
efficacy of prayer." The words were spoken quietly
but with evident seriousness.
"Explain the riddle, please," the other demanded,
and his manner was grave now.
"Why, that's easy enough to do," the surgeon,
said. "Prayeror rather faith, which is the mo
tive of prayeris just as much a force of nature
as gravity. The skeptics seem to think that if a
prayer were answered all the laws of nature would
be smashed to pieces. That is not necessarily the
case. Let me illustrate: Why does this instrument
that I hold in my hand not fall to the floor?"
"Why, because you are sustaining it!"
"Exactly. And yet the law of gravitation is
not wrecked or denied. It is merely superseded
for the moment by a higher'Jaw^-th^ lay of...life.
"Now, as we ascend in nature we find thisthe
basic Jaws of a higher plane have just this power
of overruling some of the laws of a lower plane.
"Gravity is the great law of the inorganic world.
It is still a law in the organic world, but the great
law of the organic worldthe law of lifeis su
perior to it. The plant thrusts its stem upward in
the face of gravity man walks about in defiance
"Then why may there not be a law in the next
plane of nature-the spiritualthat, just as nat1-'
urally, supersedes some f the the organic
world? The plant reaches down into the inorganic
world, and grasping the dead atonis there endows
them with life and the,ability to rise superior to
the force of gravity. May not the spiritual world
do as much for the material world without outrag
ing a single law of nature?"
"Whywhy, I guess it c,ould," the young man
"It not only couldit does!" the surgeon de
"Then there is something in prayer after all?"
'The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous
man availeth much,' the doctor quoted. "I tell
you, my friend, prayer changes things." And the
young man knew from the light on the older man's
face that here was one man at least for whom
prayer had changed thingsrmany things.Youth's
The Beltrami county chapter of the American
Red Cross has been called on to furnish 50 sweaters
and 1,280 pairs of socks to be ready for shipment
by December 20th. The Red Lake auxiliary must
do its share in this work. All those who will knit,
whether members of the Red Cross or not, can get
yarn by applying to Mrs. Carrie McDougal at the
Red Lake Hospital. Red Lake has always come
forward at every call during the war and the need
now is just as great and we must not fail now.
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RE LAK E NEW S
"Work is a Splendid Tonic for Dissatisfaction"
VOLUME VI RED LAKE, MINNESOTA, DECEMBER, 1918 NUMBER 2
POULTRY DISEASES AND TREATMENT
All diseased birds should be isolated.
Colds and RoupDisinfect the drinking water
as follows: To each gallon of water add the quan
tity of potassium permanganate that will remain
on the surface of a dime.
CankerSprinkle a little flowers of surphur in
the mouth and throat of the bird and put some
chlorate of potash in the water. Also carefully
remove the exudate with aid of warm water and
paint with iodine or apply a good disinfectant to
the diseased tissue.
Chicken PoxApply a touch of iodine to each
sore and then cover with. carbolated vaseline. If
the diseased parts are kept well covered with the
vaseline it will usually effect a cure.
GapesNew ground and vigorous cultivation will
often remedy this trouble. A liberal sprinkling of
lime around the coops and runs is quite often an
Scaly LegsApply vaseline containing a dis
infectant to the affected parts, and after twenty
four hours soak in warm soapy water. Repeat
treatment until cured.
Diarrhea in HensLow-grade wheat flour or mid
dlings are good for this trouble. Also give each
fowl a teaspoonful of castor oil containing five
drops of oil of turpentine.
Bowel Trouble in ChicksWell-boiled rice mixed
with a little charcoal will often check this com
plaint. Dissolve fifteen grains of crude catchu in
each gallon of drinking water.
Nana Learning, Matron, Polacca Day School.
The Indian has reached "the End of the Trail,"
Heart-sick and weary, his courage did fail.
With drooping head and grievous sigh
He stood forlornready to die.
Hark That awful note^
That scream from the golden eagle's throat
lie hears that dreadful call
That sounds alike to one and all.
A martial note front the bugle shrill
That makes the Nation's heart to thrill
Thei:\cairTo Arm! To Arm! To Arm!
To men in city, glade and farm.
He raises his head he lifts his lance,
And offers himself to fight in France.
He drills-a'soldier in khaki tari,
And feels himself again a man.
At the battle front he doesn't scare,
And his hope is to lift the Kaiser's hair
Whether he fights on land or sea,
He will do his best for Liberty.
He spends his money for Bonds and Stamps.
He is second to none in trench or camps.
Though wounded and torn he is proud of his scars,
And will loyally fall for the Stripes and Stars.
The task may be hard he never will fail
To the Indian there is no "End of the Trail!"
He fights for Democracy(a fearless man)
For his Flag and his countrythe true "Amer-
School Teacher (to little boy)"If a farmer
raises 1,700 bushels of wheat and sells it for $1.17
per bushel, what will he get?"
Little Boy"An automobile."Exchange.
DELEGATIONS TO WASHINGTON
The attention of all members of the tribe is
called to the following communication from the
honorable commissioner of Indian affairs:
Office of Indian. Affairs
Department of the Interior
My attention has been invited to the fact that
in many instances Indian delegations which have
visited Washington in the past were neither repre
sentative of their tribes nor duly elected by them,
but undertook the trip in an unauthorized capacity
with the exception of being reimbursed for their
expenses upon arrival in this city.
Owing to the abnormal condition of the country
and the necessity pf our conserving tribal funds
which in many cases are very limitedfor con
structive work among the Indians, I do not favor
and cannot approve of delegations visiting Wash
ington except in absolutely necessary cases, and
then only where the personnel of such delegations
are Indians with tribal rights on the reservation,
are representative of the majority of the Indians
and have been duly elected by them, and prior
authority has been obtained to make the trip.
Full information in regard to the above mentioned
matters must be submitted by the superintendent
when presenting the request for the delegation to
come to Washington. Such requests should be
made by mail and not by telegraph. The delega
tion, when authorized, should bear credentials,
certified to by you.
^Unauthorized delegates visiting Washington,
must pay their own expenses while here and en
route home, as no funds will be advanced under
reimbursable agreements or transportation issued
in such cases. Many Indians have come here at
tribal or government expense to take up primarily
personal business. All these matters .can be taken
vp by correspondence. MV
I desire you to thoroughly acquaint the Indians
of your reservation with the foregojng. instructions
to the end that they may become familiar with
requirements in the matter of selecting, and send
ing delegations from' Washington.
CAl^D, SELLS,! Commisisioner.
INDIANS HELP SAVE POTATO CROP
On hundred Indians, secured through the efforts
of the Coconino County (Ariz.) Farm Bureau,
went into the harvest fields and helped save the
potato crop of that county this fall. The' increas
ing acreage of potatoes planted in that section
last spring made it necessary for the growers to
co-operate in the harvesting and marketing of their
surplus. The county farm bureau marketing com
mittee made plans for handling each feature of
the marketing problem co-operatively. Sacks were
secured and graders installed through the bureau,
which also undertook the inspection and selling of
the crop. The chairman of the committee Was
authorized to act as official salesman in southern
Arizona and will travel and make sales for the
ANOTHER ALIBI i
"They lay the blame on me!" the Kaiser sighed
"For all this war which now has come to naught!"
"They can't blame us!" his six large sons replied,
"For all the world can say WE never fought V*
A 13-year-old girl in Ohioa member of a girls*
clubwon first prize in her county by putting up,
unassisted, 930 cans of fruits and vegetables.
*$ fir iKji. -V