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Red Lake news. (Red Lake, Minn.) 1912-1921, February 15, 1915, Image 4

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large Government schools. The mother
knew nothing about it, or said she didn't,
until after this boy was gone, when she made
some very bitter remarks about him. Soon
after the first child had gone an opportunity
came to form a class of pupils to go to the
same school and the mother was asked if
she would consent to the other child's go
ing to the same school where the first had
already gone. The second child also pleaded
with its mother to give her consent but was
refused. She not only refused to let the
second .child go with the first but took it
out of the reservation school and kept it at
home. Up to that time both children were
in good health.
Today the younger child which was not
permitted to continue its studies at a non
reservation school is in such a poor state of
health as a result of confinement at home
with poor and scanty food to eat and in a
poorly built, cold and ill ventilated house,
that there is grave doubt if this child will
live until spring. The youth who went away
to school was enjoying the best of health at
last reports.
To make farming pay, I feel that farmers
ought to do just what the merchant, the
doctor, and the lawyer do. They ought to
hang out their signs and have dealings with
the newspapers. They ought to select
some special and suitable name for their
farms to set forth to the passers-by the
special things they produce.- People ought
to. ki?ow..wheth cr-tliey are pa.ssing-a dairy
farm, a poultry and egg farm, or an alfalfa
and hog farm. Farmers must pay more at
tention to the business side of farming so
as to sell in the highest market the things
that they produce.
Farmers must learn how to save money
in buying the things they wish to buy. The
fanner very often does not know how to
buy economically the things which he needs
to run his farm and his household. Many
a time he buys seeds, farming utensils, fer
tilizers, furniture, clothing, and groceries
at too big a price, and often they are infer
ior in quality. Do not buy everything that
conies along just because the agent praises
it to the sky, and do not believe everything
yon read in the newspapers and farm jour
nals about an article until you have some
proof of its value, for many a time things
are not what they are represented to be.
Now, another way in which to make
farming pay is to encourage and help the
women and children on the farm to run
some kind of a little industry which will be
both a pleasure and a profit to them en
courage them to raise poultry, help
them to sell milk, eggs, and butter
to plant fruit trees, grape vines, straw
berries and raspberries and other useful and
money producing crops so they will have a
little money of their own and be more con
tented to stay on the farm.Southern
Success in farming is only obtained thru
study and application of scientific princi-
Anybody can milk a cow, but it takes a
man with brains to milk the right sized
profit out of them.
No man knows all there is about farming
let us all get together and learn from each
otherdon't be selfish and keep something
good to yourself, pass it on to the next fel
The amount of brains you put into your
work determines the amount of pleasure and
profit you will get out of it.
Agricultural progress has been made by
men who were not satisfied with what was
good enough for their grandfathers.
There is no branch of agriculture that
take as little fertility from the soil and at
the same time returns as good a profit for
the farmer as dairy farming.
The man who leanrs to get two pounds
of beef from the same amount of feed that
before produced only one is going to get
from under the mortgage quick.
The successful man in any business is the
one who can and will make use of the ex
perience of otherswho has the courage to
discard his own errors and adopt the truths
discovered by others.
A man Avho would annually sell a few
acres of his farm instead of cultivating it
would be considered a very poor farmer
yet, this is just what is being done when
crops which take a large amount of fertility
from the soil are sold off of the farm.
For Drugs, Jewelry, Watch Re-
pairing, Medicines, Etc.
When they can't come they write or
send some one, hut it's
Always Barker's, Bemidji, Minn.
Dry Goods, Shetland Heavy Hardware,
Fancy and Staple Groceries,
Leather and Rubber Footwear,
Clothing, Hats and Caps
Clarence McArthur, who was appointed
Industrial teacher at Rapid City Indian
School, S. Dakota, left for his new post the
first of February.
Sigina and Nah zhah ke gwon a be are con
templating doing some logging.
William Dudley has gone to Bemidji for
a week or ten days.
The Cross Lake Mess seems to have gone
into the hog and chicken business.
We have not as yet put up our ice because
of lack of equipment. We should be at it
during this nice weather.
In addition to our other work we have
been doing a little clearing.
The roads are becoming very bad on the
Several on this side will attend the Re
turned Students meeting the 16th.
The Cross Lake correspondent wishes to
take this opportunity to congratulate Way
me tig sheence, who made a fifty mile
drive round trip in one day after his son and
another boy who ran away from school.
The other boy enticed his son away and
they were trying to reach Neptune where
the boy's mother's home is. They had got
ten beyond Iron Horn's place when this
man overtook them. It speaks well for a
parent when he is so anxious to return his
child to school, and his conduct is fully ap

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