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Red Lake news. (Red Lake, Minn.) 1912-1921, March 01, 1915, Image 1

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On February 17tb last a general council
was held at the Agency guard house pur
suant to notices posted by William Sayers,
president of the Rod Lake Indian Pail
Association for the purpose of electing of
ficers for the Fair.
The old officers were unanimously re
elected, and are as follows:
William Savers, President Ed. Prentice,
Vice President Frauds Gurneau, Sec. and
The meeting was not largely attended,
only about forty male adult Indians being
present. However, many people who were
interested in the gathering were unable to
attend because of stress of work at home.
Several lousing speeches wore made by
those present, all in support and praise of
the Fair. The association's financial con
dition was discussed and if was determined
to try ami get the Fair Association out of
debt at the next annual spring payment b\
soliciting among the people, eacb member
being requested to subscribe whatever he
thought he was abb' to pay towards that
Paym way way be nais said lie had al
ways attended all the former meetings
that the Fair was a source of instruction
to the Indians ami that as they were all
interested in learning how to farm it would
be of special interest to the young men. He
referred to the annuities received by the
lied Lakers, and expressed the opinion that
with the assistance of those annuities it
ought not to be a difficult matter for the
able bodied young men of the reservation
to open up a farm and get a good start in
meeting was formerly opened by
William Savers, who thanked the associa
tion for the honor conferred upon him for
the past two years. William stated that
inasmuch as he had moved away from the
lake to such a distance from the Agency that
it was more or less of a hardship for him to
attend to the Fair matter*, and that he was
not a candidate for re-election and that he
thought there were several of the others
present living- nearer the Agency that could
till the position as well as he. I.illie seem
ed to be alone in his opinion, however, for
the Indians were unanimous in their choice
for his re-election. Uillie Savers has made
a good president, lie has worked hard for
the success of the association, has tried to
make it pleasant for the Indians and visi
tors, and the council showed good judgment
in his re-election.
Francis (iurneau has been an able assist
ant to Mr. Savers. Francis, in tb capacity
of secretary, has worked hard, and says thai
he is willing and anxious to do the best he
can another year.
Ed. Prentice, the Vice President, was not
at the council, but Fd. has always heen a
stiong supporter of the Indian Fair organi
zation and last year was one of the heaviest
exhibitors, especially in the stock exhibit.
Ed. lost a little nephew wlnVh was buried
on the day of the council, and it was thought
that that was what caused his absence from
the meeting.
Long John from the Outlet spoke in favor
of the Fair, as follows
"I want to say just a few words. We had
a large attendance when our father first
mentioned the Fair Association. I saw
most everyone was in favor of it. I am
right with the fair business. Here is what
I am telling the young men. They want to
learn how to farm. You are more interest
ed in this than I am. You want to get up
and talk."
Good talks were made by Stillday and
Joe Boxer and others. Each man pledged
himself to support the officers and en
the movement as muct as possible.
Win. Dudley and Frank Dupris have be
gun the construction of pontoons for the new
linttle River bridge.
Oliver L. Breckner and Frank Dupris are
scaling the logs landed at Cross Lake this
Alex Gillespie and Felix Green, with two
agency teams, were here the 25th on the
freight haul in (connection with three Gross
Lake teams. The condition of the ice on the
lake was never better for freighting,
Jos. C. Roy drove into a crack in the ice
near Red by on the 25th. The crack was
about three feet wide and water four feet
deej Both horses went in and although
John Stillday was with him, both were un
able to do anything towards extricating the
team until assisted by Cash Gonzer wrho
happened to be near, wdien they got the
team out without any material injury.
Since the sun shone brightly February
22nd the ground hog must not have cared to
look for his shadow.
Alvie Burns is temporary laborer at the
Almost all the loggers at Cross Lake are
about through operations for this season.
A stranger from the cedar camp near
Kelliher on his way South, got lost and
drove into Ponemah the other night.
The Mequom Bay Indians have been danc
ing more than Tin* Point Indians this win
ter, and that is "going some."
It is reported Way-oon-ding and kay-
gway-dub-e-tung- have taken off their coats
to tight the Ponemah Farmer's Club. They
will have to go some, though they have sev
eral of the young fellows scared.
The Fanner's Club missed its regular
meeting Saturday night, February 20, as
th, Piesident Wm. Dudley, was in Beinidji.
O.i Fcbimnv loth Jos. C. Roy bought the
tirst butter ever sold in a store1
Lake Indian. There were two pounds of if
and it brought per pound. Mr. Roy
says that the butter was very good. The
name of the party who sold it is Leslie
The next day Mr. Roy bought one pound
of butter from another Indian, Nah-gah
Mrs. Elsie E. Webster of Oneida School,
Wis., arrived at Cross Lake on the 7th of
February and has entered on duty in the
position of Laundress at the Cross Lake
by a Cross
The introduction of intoxicating liquors
into this reservation or its sale to non
eiti/sen Indians is forbidden by law under
a penalty of imprisonment for not less
than sixty days.
See Act of January 30, 1897 (29 State
L., 506.)
Another northern Minnesota county jail
has "gone empty'1
as a result of the suppres-
sion of the liquor traffic here. This time a
report comes from Walker, the county seat
of Cass County, that the county jail is with
out prisoners, and that the sheriff and town
marshals are practically jobless. Here's
hoping the good work may continue until
lid" will finally cover all of Minnesota
and reach over into South Dakota.Flan
drean, S. I). Weekly Revieto.
Saturday Evening Post.If you save 1
cent today and double the amount saved day
by day, at the end of thirty days you will
have laid by a respectable sum amounting
to several million dollars. By taking a pen
cil and a piece of paper you can easily satis
fy yourself of the fact much more easily
than you can find the money. Even on the
tenth day, when the amount saved reaches
|5, you might find that it was disorganizing
the family budget.
If you pursue a normal course through
and a little more of it the next day, and still
more the day after. The man with the
delirium tremens began at only a penny^ a
day. Beginning at a penny a day, you earn
acquire a million-dollar tobacco heart.
Also, you can acquire a million dollar
satisfaction in good literature by forming
a reading habit, or a million dollars7
of health by habit of exercise.
Cummulative habit is about two-thirds
of life. Between a book and a drink, at
geometric ratio, there is all the difference in
the world.
The Society of American Indians has just
awarded the first prize in its annual essay
.contest to Lucy E. Hunter, a Winnebago In
dian who is now a member of the senior
class at Hampton Institute. "The higher
academic training for the Indian"' was the
title of the first-prize essay.
Mr. Arthur C. Parker, the secretary
treasurer of Hie Society, warmly commend
ed Miss Hunter for the splendid argument
she had presented.
Miss Hunter is one of ihe forty Indians
who remained at Hampton without any
government assistance, and is preparing
herself for a life of larger usefulness to her
Two other Winnebagoes who are well
known are Mrs. Dietz, a Hampton graduate
who is famous in the world of art as Angel
He Cora, and Henry Roe Cloud, the first In
dian to make his own way and graduate
from Yale College. These two have already
done a great deal to show mankind that
there is still the desire and longing for the
best things of life, not only in the Winne
bago tribe, but in the whole Indian race.

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