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Red Lake news. [volume] (Red Lake, Minn.) 1912-1921, September 01, 1912, Image 1

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A—My home is out in the country. The
house is built of logs and lumber.
The laud has timber on it and this should
be cleared up, and the brush and logs should
be burned, the stumps should be pulled out
and the laud well plowed.
We have no fences, and just a little square
piece of land, about an acre has been clear
ed and plowed.
We have one barn, one wagon and one
sleigh, one team of horses and an ox team,
also a few pieces of machinery.
B—l desire to stay on the farm because I
think I could make a good living there, and
I like farming because it is composed most
ly of outdoor work.
Likes Work in Fields.
I like to work in the fields getting the soil
ready for the crops, and then watch them
grow and do all 1 can to make good crops.
In hay-making time I like to work in the
hay field, cutting the grass and raking it up
for the stock or haymow.
In harvest time the grain must be cut and
the bundles put up in little shocks.
Then after a few days the grYn. can be
The reason for stacking is that it gives the
grain a better color and makes more solid
After the grain has been in the stack and
has gone through the sweat it is ready to be
After the thrashing comes the fall plow
Little Work in Winter.
Then the winter mouths are easy months
on the farm, for there is but little work to do
and we can look back to see how much mon
ey we have made in the past year and plan
our work for the coming spring and summer,
and after the holidays we can begin to pre
pare for the spring work.
C—More land should be cleared up and
larger fields made.
Fences should be built around the pas
tures and fields.
Such machinery as- mowers, breaking
plows, discs, hayrakes, wagons, buggies and
harrows are needed, also buildings, as barns,
warehouses and machine sheds.
More cattle, horses, hogs and chickens
should be kept to help supply food and to
carry on the farm work better.
D—To make our farm life more enjoyable
w;e need good comfortable buildings and
clean, pretty lawns.
There should be music in every home, al
so a library.
Daily newspapers should be kept so that
we may know what is going on every day
out in the world. -
If the home is near a lake shore a row
boat could be kept.
The farmers ought to have a light team
with light harness and buggy that the fam-
“Save the Waste.”
ily may drive to town and to the neighbors.”
Alex Everywind.
Age 17, Sixth grade, Ponemah.
—Minneapolis Tribune.
The above essay, written by Alex Every
wind, has been widely quoted in the papers
of Northern Minnesota. It is needless to
say that all of Alex's friends are jubilant
oyer his success. We hope to have the
pleasure of printing a detailed description
of his trip to the Minnesota State Fair and
return. In competition with all the boys
of Beltrami county between the ages of 12
and 18 years Alex’s essay on “Our Home
Farm” was decided to be the best. As an
incentive to the boys the State Fair associa
tion offered free transportation to the State
Fair including actual expenses. Alex Ev
erywind is a full blooded Chippewa Indian,
17 years old, a student in the Cross Lake
school, Red Lake Indian Reservation. We
wish to extend our congratulations to Alex
and to invite the attention of all other
young men of this Agency and other Indian
reservations to your success, which may be
their success provided they apply their time
and energies as studiously, and,
have you.
Arrangements have been made with the
Beltrami County Agricultural association
for a special Indian exhibit from the Red
Lake Reservation. The seventh annual fair
of the association will be held at Bemidji,
Minnesota, September 11, 12, 13. The
Fair association has offered liberal prizes
for these special exhibits in order to inter
est their Indian neighbors in agricultural
and stock raising pursuits.
Many of the Indians are manifesting con
siderable interest and it is expected that
the Red and Cross Lakers will show their
appreciation by putting up a very attractive
The special premium list as approved by
the Fair association will be found else
where in this paper.
The following is a partial list of the ar
ticles and premiums offered by the Fair as
sociation not included in the special Indian
premiums which the Red and Cross Lakers
are also urged to compete in:
Class I—Corn, 6 Ears.
1. Northwestern
dents3.oo $2.00 SI.OO $ .50
2. Yellow dent .... 3.00 2.00 1.00 .50
3. White flint 3.00 2.00 1.00 ‘ .50
4. Yellow flint .... 3.00 2.00 1.00 .50
5. Sweet corn .... 2.00 1.00 .50 ....
G. Pop corn 1.00 .50
Class 2—One-half peck.
Ist 2nd 3rd 4th
1. Oatss3.oo $2.00 SI.OO $ .50
2. Barley . 3.00 2.00 1.00 .50
Ist 2nd 3rd 4th
Class 3—Seeds, 2 Quarts.
Ist 2nd 3rd 4th
1. Beans, other than
whitesl.so SI.OO $ .50 ....
2. Beans, white ... 1.00 .75 .50 ....
Each exhibit to be a bundle containing at
least 200 straws.
Class 1.
Ist 2nd 3rd
1. Bluejoints2.oo SI.OO $ .50
2. Redtop 2.00 1.00 .50
Class 2.
Ensilage and fodder corn, 6 stalks.
Ist 2nd 3rd 4th
1. Ensilages3.oo $2.00 SI.OO $ .50
2. Fodder 3.00 2.00 1.00 .50
Class I—Potatoes, one-half peck.
Ist 2nd 3rd 4th
1. Early Ohio ....$4.00 $3.50 $3.00 $2.50
sth 6th 7th Bth
$2.00 $1.50 SI.OO $ .50
Ist 2nd 3rd 4th
2. Burbanks4.oo $3.50 $3.00 $2.50
sth 6th 7th Bth
S2MO slsfl $1 Qft $ .50
Ist 2nd 3rd 4th
3. Carmens4.oo $3.50 $3.00 $2.50
sth 6th 7th Bth
$2.00 $1.50 SI.OO $ .50
Ist 2nd 3rd 4th
4. Any other varietys3.oo $2.50 $2.00 $1.50
sth 6th 7th Bth
SI.OO $ .50
Class 2—6 specimens.
Ist 2nd 3rd
1. Rutabagassl.oo $ .75 $ .50
2 Carrots . 1.00 .75 .50
3. Turnips 1.00 .75 .50
4. Beets, round 1.00 .75 .50
5. Cucumbers, ripe 1.00 .'75 .50
Class 3—2 specimens.
Ist 2nd 3rd
1. Cabbage, earlysl.oo $ .75 $ .50
2. Cabbage, late 1.00 .75 .50
Class 4—l specimen.
Ist 2nd 3rd
1. Squash, green hubbard SI.OO $ .75 $ .50
2. Squash, golden hub-
bard 1.00 .75 .50
3. Squash, other varie-
ties 1.00 .75 .50
4. Pie pumpkin 1.00 .75 .50
Class 6—Onions, 10 specimens.
Ist 2nd 3rd
1. White SI.OO $ .75 $ .50
2. Red 1.00 .75 .50
3. Yellow 1.00 .75 .50
Class 7 —Tomatoes, one-half peck.
Ist 2nd 3rd
1. Ripes2.oo $1.50 SI.OO
2. Green 1.00 .75 .50
-(Continued on Page Four).

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