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FARM STATION ITEMS
Good, clean water, rest and kindly regular treat
ment prevent moro livestock troubles than medi
Keep the horses shoulders and harness clean and
well fitted to each other, and sores and galls will
The prevention of livestock diseases is easier,
cheaper, and more effective than their cure.
A new epidemic is raging in this district, it has
been diagnosed a "cedar fever." A number of the
farmers have, contracted the epidemic, but are all
recovering without tertoiis results. The only after
effects of this epidemic are an enlarged pocisetbook
and an ambition to do more work.
Mrs. Frank Brun and her son Peter made a busi
ness trip to the agency.
Joseph Roberts and Louis Gurneau made a busi
ness trip to the agency recently.
Joseph Roberts, William Sayers, Henry Sayers
and Frank Sayers are very busy distributing poles
for the new telephone line from Joe Robert's place
to Andrew Weils.
A dance was given at the Barrett home New
Years Eve. Everyone reports a good time. On a
count of the "flat" people from the Farm Station
and Sayersville did not attend.
The Clearwuter Farmers club met at the Farm
Station January 19. The following members were
present, Louis Cart and family, Gus Larieunesse,
"Peter Thompson, Adolpn Barrett and family, Joe
I^sie r, Charles Barrett and family, Joe Larjeu-
Frank Carl, William Sayers, Peter Brun, Pat Lus
sier, Joe Roberts, Solomon Blue, Henry Sayers, and
Frank Sayers. -A number of important questions
Charles Barrett made a trip to the northwo.-f.
angle a short time ago and report they like the
country very much.
Mr. and ]\,'rs. Andrew Wells are the proud par
ents of a baby girl.
Rose Brun is now in Minneapolis attending
the Liberty Business College. I
Frank Brun made a business trip to Bemidji.
Mrs. Henry Sayers is visiting her mother at Cro-is
Mrs. Gus Larjeunesse made a trip to Little Rock
for a visit.
Now is the time to get ready for poultry raising
for the coming summer.
Why not kill all the worthless dogs and replace
them with poultry and sheep?
William Blue and family made a business trip
to the agency. j-
Solomon Blue visited Iris son last. week.
The Clearwater Farmers club will meet at thsj
home of Adolph Barrett on February 21. After
the meeting a dance will be given.
A number of the farmers havti been cutting aud
hauling cedar posts and poles the past few weeks.
A telephone line to Andrew Wells' farm is under
construction and we hope to get it completed is
soon as the weather will permit this coming spring.
We would like to see moie machine sheds on the
reservation and the farm machinery kept in them.
Much money is wasted each year by allowing the
machinery to remain out in the weather without
Alex and Joe Jourdain of the northwest angle
are at the agency at present.
"Work is a Splendid Tonic for Dissatisfaction"
GOES TO WHITE EARTH
Supt. Walter F. Dickens left here February 28th
to assume charge of the White arth Agency and
school. Mr. Dickens has been at Red Lake for the
past seven years and has been very successful. It
is generally understood that the White Earth super
intendence is rather a difficult position to fill, but
with Mr. Dickens' experience and ability he ought
to succeed. We predict that-he will succeed.
Their many friends at Red Lake Regret to loose
Mr. Dickens and his family, but wish for them
success and happiness in their new field of tabor.
The weather has been fine for hauling this
winter. This is a good time to haul those logs or
lumber for those building this coming spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Prentice gave a dinner on
January 6, in honor of the return of their nephew,
Sergeant Paul Prentice froxnJFort Monroe Va., And
Private Clem King, of Fort Totten, N. Y. There
was a large attendance and tables were heavily
laden with good eats as one present expressed it
"it was some feast." At the conclusion of the din
ner there were several speeches. William Prentice,
Joe Boxer, old lady tPrentice and Joe Mason being
the principle speakers. William Prentice praised
the boys for their loyalty telling the parents and
friends of these boys that they were spared to re
turn to them and that many would not come back,
but remained resting in peace "over there."
caused him to be laid up for awhile. While cutting
wood he cut his foot.
Frank Carl has been sick with the "nil."
Henry and Paul Sayers have been hauling lum
ber from the agency.
Air. Mums and Mr. Ishman spent a week in this
district surveying for the telephone line.
Charles Beaulieu has been very busy bailing and
hauling his hay near Sayersville.
Joe Lussier and family have been having the
William Blue is busy hauling material for a new
William Beaulieu and Chas. Shubway were i-i
tliis district recently looking for a place to locate.
This has certainly been a very line winter and
chances are that stock will come through in good
Now is the time to begin thinking about th.it
hot bed for cabbage seed, tomatoes, etc. If you
don't know how to make a hot bed ask the farmer
in charge of your district, he will be glad to show
Solomon Blue and Peter Brun made a business
trip to the agency recently.
The farmers around the Farm Station hmvo been
busy getting a. supply of wood.
The poles are all strung for the telephone line
,-snd we hope to get the line in operation, early
Alex JouFdatBToi the northwest angle ts wdrkTng
in the government logging camp.
On account of the "flu" the meeting of the Clear
water Farmers club has been postponed.
We have plenty of farms in this district waiting
for owners. Why not come out this spring and
try your luck? No time like the present. Why
RED LAKE, MINNESOTA, FEBRUARY, 1919 NUMBER 4
RED CROSS NOTES
The Indians of the Red Lake Reservation deserve
great credit for their voluntary contributions
the Red Cross. Since December 31st the Indianf
from the Cross Lake district have sent in $58.12.
Before that time they had sent in $20.00 which
brings their contributions up to 178.12. The Little
Rock Farmers club contributed 115.60 and tne
Central Farmers club contributed $21.45. The
treasurer's report for the month ending January
31, shows a balance on hand of $333.46. The fol
lowing is the treasurer's statement of the Red Cr-osF
receipts and expenditures since the organisation:
Total receipts $841.26
Total expenditures 507.80
Balance on hand Jan. 31 $333.45
The Red Cross has furnished the following: 110
sweaters, 76 pair of socks, 3 helmets, 12 pair wrist*
lets, 6 surgeon's gowns, 12 convalesant robes. The
material which was left on hand when the work
stopped is being sold and the money turned in
John B. McGillis who left here nearly a year ago
for training camp, and who has been in Prance has
been heard from at Walker, Minn.
Miss Mabel E. Bright, the first nurse employed at
the Red Lake hospital, is located at Base Hospital
S5, Angers. France. She writes that she has seen
terrible suffering, but to glad to have had op*
portunity to take her part in the work.
Mr. Wm. H. Hasfctwirgec whites fcora a little Lu**
enbourge village near Derkirch, the-follower I?
"My duties while here in the lines was to-tafce
rations from the company kitchen to the company.tscp:.:
in the lines usually by mule transport and the rest
by foot carriers. It is said to be a more dangetoltt
job than on a gun team or being a doughboy i* th*
front line. You know Jerry likes to shell the roads
and bridges as you bring the food up. It I am
home by July 4th my expectations will have been
more than fulfilled. We are having plenty of stiff
drill now but the waiting is the hardest fight tile
war. The weather is mild yet. Prices here are
confiscatory and all out of reason. A good sized
bar of chocolate is worth ten francs (about $2.00}
in the native stores. 1 owe Mr. Ooddard
letter. I received his letter just after we came out
of the lines after doing a forty-two days hitch on
tJie Meuse-Argone section, starting from Dead Mens
Hill (304) and hill 306 near Verdun. Of course
that meant some pleasant trips with rations and
under shell fire. I might add that we thought we
were going back for rest but only had three days
for bathing, cleaning equipment and receiving xe
placementfi when we went into reserve for five days,
then support and then the front line in another
section where on the morning of November 11 our
company participated in the fiercest engagement:&<
that we enc6uhtered*durig thenar/'
The above letter was written on January 17, and
received February 17
NEW SUPERINTENDENT AT RED LAKE
Mr. Geo. W. Cross, our new superintendent, ar
rived here February 27th. He was accompanied
_bx_Mj^_ Gross and, their_daughter Rosa,.
Mr. Cross comes to us well recommended. He
is a man of broad experience in the service, having
filled the positions of teacher, disciplinarian, prin
cipal of boarding school and superintendent. Mr.
Cross has had seven years experience in timber
We welcome the Crosses to Red Lake and nope
we like them and that they like us.
MA 18 1919