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MINNESOTA
HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
RED LAKE NEWS
WLUME 1.
TO EACH OF ITS READERS, THE RED LAKE NEWS EXTENDS HOLIDAY GREETINGS AND SINCERE WISHES FOR
A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
JFjROJf PRESIDENT TAFT’S MESSAGE
OF DEC. 19.
Another function which the Interior De
jsSrtment has to perform is that of the guar
aßans'hip of Indians. In spite of everything
which lias been said in criticism of the pol
ity of our government toward the Indians,
flfee amount of wealth which is now held by
it for 'These wards per capita shows that
■like govern men i Ims been generous; but the
Management of so large an estate, with the
the great variety of circumstances that sur
wnnd each tribe ami each case, calls for the
exercise of the highest business discretion,
affid the machinery provided in the Indian
bureau for the discharge of this function is
entirely inadequate. The positign of Indian
-ronunissionei- demands the exercise of busi-
ness ability of the first order, and it is diffi
cult to secure such talent for the salary pro
vided-
The condition of health of the Indian
and the prevalence in the tribes of curable
diseases has been recently exploited in the
press. In a message to congress at its last
session I brought this subject to its atten
tion and invited a special appropriation, in
sarder that our facilities for overcoming dis
ease among the Indians might be properly
increased, but no action was then taken by
congress on the subject, nor has such appro
priation been made since.
RED LAKE SCHOOL ITEMS.
Mr. Lee, accompanied by his little son
John, is spending the holidays with his par
ents in Tennessee.
Anson Graves and wife attended the
Episcopal Christmas Tree exercises at Cross
lake and report a very pleasant time.
Wm. Cook is temporarily tilling the posi
tion of engineer, while Mr. Goddard is re
covering from his recent accident.
Miss Myrtle Boobar, teacher of the Red
Eake public school, is spending a two weeks’
vacation at her home near Minneapolis.
Chas. Spears, one of _the engineer’s
school detail boys, volunteered to stay at the
school during the holidays and assist with
the engineer’s work.
Our Christmas entertainment on Decem
ber 20th, waw Well attended and enjoyed by
everyone. The following program was ren-
RED LAKE, MINNESOTA, JANUARY 1, 1913.
dered to an appreciative audience:
Song, “Joy to the World,”School
Piano duet, “The Sleigh Ride”.
Mrs. Lumbar and Mrs. Ferguson
Recitation, “Santa Claus”....Eloise Dickens
Song, “The First Christmas”..
Third Grade Pupils
Recitation, “Quite Like a Stocking”....
- ..Lizzie Ferguson
Stocking Song Eight Boys
Recitation. Maynard Fuller
Recitation Mildred Dickens
Song, “Shine Out, Oh Blessed Star”....
-Lizzie Ferguson
A Panorama.... Laura Stately and Six Girls
Drill, “Holly and Christmas 8e115”....
Primary Pupils
Recitation, “Christmas Stocking”
Grace Dickens
Recitation.. Paul Dickens
Recitation, “Santa Claus is Coming”....
Ruth Goddard
Song. By Santa Claus
Closing Song, “Good Night”....By the School
All pupils were allowed to go home for
the holidays. They are to return on Jan
uary 2nd. A New Year’s Dinner will be
served on Sunday, January sth.
We are glad we live in a country where
Santa Claus can come in his reindeer sleigh.
We read in a Missouri paper that they had
no snow and he found it necessary to travel
by automobile or flying machine. The chil
dren here were certainly well remembered
by the old fellow.
Mr. Fuller, school farmer, and Uncle
Alex, agency teamster treated the employees
to a jolly sleigh-ride on Christinas afternoon.
Weather report for December, 1912 :
Maximum temperature, Dec. 14 41
Minimum temperature, Dec. 22 -13
Greatest Daily Range 39
Total Snowfall, inches 7 1-2
Total Precipitation, inch .0.71
Number of Cloudy Daysl4
Number days partly c10udy..... 9
Number Clear Days ------ 8
This has been an unusually warm and
dry mouth for the season of the year.
Mr. A. C. Goddard, our engineer, had the
misfortune to be struck by a flying timber
while at work in the mill on the 16th. A
fracture of the leg, just below the hip, oc
curred, plus a number of cuts and minor
bruises. This is the second time Mr. God
dard has had the same leg broken within
the past year and the first injury still an
noys him somewhat. He is improving nice
ly at the time of going to press and is now
studying the different forms of accident in
surance policies. Here is hoping he may
spread his genial smile around again soon.
DECLARE ROAD WILL BE BUILT
Thief River Falls, Minn., Dec. 21. —An en
thusiastic railway meeting was held here
yesterday evening to hear the report of the
committee named two weeks ago. An elec
tric line will be constructed in the spring
eastward to the Red Lake reservation and
northeast to the Grygla country. Local
bankers are supporting the movement and
one of the railways entering this city has
assured the promoters it will assist in the
construction. In January the county com
missioners will receive bids for the construc-
uouinTNm miuge across tin; river
in the city limits and as this is on the line
of the proposed railway it looks as though
the entrance to the city will thus be pro
vided for. —Minneapolis Tribune.
SEPT. DICKENS AT CARLISLE.
Mr. Dicken's, superintendent of the Red
Lake School, Minnesota, arrived Sunday
with a party of twelve students. He spent
several days looking into the various depart
ments of the school and carefully noted the
work on the farm and in the modern dairy.
Supt. Dickens was recently appointed to
Red Lake and contemplates some very ex
tensive improvements. His influence is al
ready being felt on that reservation.—The
Carlisle (Pa.) Arrow.
H OLD-ON S.
1. Hold on to your hands when you are
about to do an unkind act.
2. Hold on to your tongue when you are
just ready to speak harshly.
3. Hold on to your heart when evil per
sons invite you to join their ranks.
4. Hold on to your virtue it is above all
price to you in all times and places.—The
Indian News, Genoa, Nebr.
WANTED: A Cook for Employee’s Mess
of the Red Lake School. Comfortable quar
ters and board furnished; good wages, and a
convenient kitchen to work in. Apply to
Miss Josephine Parker, Mess Manager, Red
Lake, Minn.
NUMBER 9

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