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RED LAKE DAY
At the Beltrami County Fair As Seen By a Cross Laker. Thursday, September 12, being Red Lake Day at the Beltrami County Fair, we wish to mention some of the Indian features that were pulled off. Of first importance is the Indian dance, held the first number after dinner. The dancers were at their best, it attracted much interest and fortunate .were those who had the opoprtunity of witness ing this unique performance. We wish to thank Joe Roberts, Wm. Dud ley, Sam Hart, John Nebow, Ben Hopson, Alex Jourdan and Joe Strong, the band boys and the ladies in the “Squaw Dance” for the success of this feature. The 100 yard dash was the next. It drew nearly as much excitement as a horse race. Four contestants entered. Clarence McAr rthu, Andrew Carl, Allen Kingbird and Alex Everywind. All run rapidly, but there were only first and second prizes, $5 and $2.50, offered. The first prize went to Clar ence McArthur and the second to Allen Kingbird. For the prizes $3, $2 and sl, being first, second and third respectively, for the half mile foot race but three boys, William Spears, Jr., Scott Kingbird and Willie Spears entered. All three did their best, Scott Kingbird winning first, William third. Now a typical Indian game, the LaCrosse game, was announced and all was at expect ancy as about 40 men of various ages and sizes walked to their positions. Each had a stick about four feet long on one end of which was atached a web like arrangement, a little larger than a base ball and used to catch the ball. The players line up on each side midway between two stakes or goals. The object of the .game is to succeed in getting the ball by the use of the LaCrosse sticks to strike the opponents goal, the side that succeeds in striking the objective goal two times out of three are the winners. One especially noticeable feature of this game was the distance some of the players could throw the ball. Also some were very fleet of foot. To almost any one this game was more appreciated than a game of foot ball. I heard many express this opinion. The closing number of the contests was the base ball game Red Lake vs. Cross Lake, was planned by both sides to be a warm affair. It started as if for business, but was called off at the first half of the second in ning because of the rain. At this time the score stood four to nothing in favor of Red Lake. The line up was as follows: Red Lake Alex Jourdan James Beauleau Simon Gurneau Sam Green Robert Roy Willie Lawrence Simon Stately Willie Spears James Brown AGENCY NEWS. Mr. and Mrs. John Morrison, Jr., experi enced quite an exciting ride behind a run away horse on the sixth instant. They were returning from a drive about six miles south and west of the agency when the horse be came unmanageable. The buggy struck a stump and threw Mr. Morrison from the bugy head first into the sand, skinning his Cross Lake Alex Everywind Clarence McArthur Percy Stillday Russell Wind Otto Thunder Richard Whitefeather Louis Jackson Blake Rosebear Scott Kingbird face and bruising him up generally. Mrs. Morrison was carried several yards further and jumped just before the bugy hit a tree and upset, she sustained a very severe sprained ankle, but otherwise came out un hurt. Doctor James G. Janney, left for his new field of duty last Monday, the 9th. Dr. Jan ney was transferred to the White Earth agency from here and it is needless to say that his many friends regret his loss from the circle. While Mr. and Mrs. Janney were here but a short time they endeared them selves to Indians and employes alike. Dr. Janney’s transfer carried a well deserved in crease in salary and the good wishes of us all go with you. Rev. Father Thomas of St. Mary’s school, was among the local exhibitors at the Bel trami County Fair from Red Lake this year. A. D. Perry was among the excursionists to Bemidji last week on Red Lake Day. Send your news items to the Red Lake News. Captain A. C. Goddard of the government boat, Chippewa, says the lake was quite rough last Thursday when he went to Pone mah after the Indian fair exhibits. You may be sure it was rough when Mr. Goddard takes notice. Jennie Taylor, who is now enrolled at Flandreau, beginning her second year, was a pleasant caller at the agency just before her departure. Jennie seems very enthusi astic over her schol work. Go to the CHIPPEWA TRADING STORE for everything in Dry Goods, Footwear, Hats and Caps, Hardware, Groceries, Fresh and Salt Meats, Hay and Feed. OMAR GKAVELLE and J. G. MOKRISON, Proprietors. Red Lake and Redby, Minn. LICENSED INDIAN TRADERS B. L. FAIRBANKS COMPANY LICENSED INDIAN TRADERS Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Clothing and Farm Produce. Bring in your garden and farm products, furs, etc. We handle everything. Miss Elizabeth Neddeau is staying with Superintendent Dickens’ family. Elizabeth graduated at Flandreau last spring. A. N. Kingsbury and wife of St. Louis, Mo., have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Blakeslee during the past two weeks. Mr. Blakeslee escorted the Kings bury’s to Bemidji from which place they took the train for the south. Mr. Kings bury is connected with the Central National Bank of St. Louis. He and Mr. Blakeslee are cousins. They left last Friday. AMONG THE HAY MAKERS. These three men put up 40 tons of hay on equal shares: John Sayers, Chas. Ward and Ke-ni-we. David Dickinscon put up 12 tons of hay. Kah-ke-gay-be-nais put up 10 tons of hay. Kay-zhe-baush-kung put up 10 tons of hay. Peter Green put up 15 tons of hay. John Thunder put up 5 tons of hay. Joseph Thunder put up 7 tons of hay. Patrice Jourdain put up 13 tons of hay. Joseph Bellanger put up 20 tons of hay. Augustus Stand put up 10 tons of hay. Bazil Lawrence put up 10 tons of hay. Ke-we-ne-gwon-ay-aush put up 25 tons of hav. Frank Gurneau put up 11 tons of hay. George Stately put up 25 tons of hay. Bug-go-nay-zhig put up 30 tons of hay. Ed Prentice put up 30 tons of hay.