I IE PAGL
It is hoped that the- (1ross
^Pii'ls may have a good homo in the near
future. Their kitchen and dining room
looks clean and neat, but is very crowded.
Ephraim Budrow and family have "gotten
Peculiar to the Tross Lake school em
ployee force as well as the pupils of that
school, "No place like Cross Lake" but
adds, "We certainly have lots of
Old Chief, "Show Me Land" voiced a
little symptom of pessimism during our
recent trip to Cross Lake. Bur we all get
"low d(n\ii" in spirit once in a while. Op
timism like corn stalks grows to talk some
times, and gets the better of sound judg
ment Still it is always best to hope for
Wood things. Persistent effort and belief
the result is sure to win.
Dr. L. L. Culp "turns a trick*' now and
then that causes depression among the mem
bership. He certainly put one over on the
boys recently. We hope the sand scorched
Paul 15eaulieu has been employed by the
Chippewa Trading Company at Ponemah
for the past few weeks.
Ueoonce was among those to get his check
Friday, and after paying his store bill
^|bought a supply to last him for summer's
^Mun-k. Among his purchases was 500
pounds of Hour, 12.* pounds sugar, 50
pounds of lard, some clothing, bedding,
Oah kali gwence bought live hundred
pounds of hour, 100 pounds of sugar, and
fifty pounds of lard.
Pay shaun ah quod also stocked up the
larder itli 500 pounds of flour and other
E(L.Kini Agency Carpenter, has quite a
crew of carpenters at work finishing the new
dairy barn and erecting the Physician's new
cottage at Cross Lake.
Frank Pogue still holds the record as
Champ, fisherman, though King says he will
be in the lead at the end of the season.
(Jet Kicli Quick crossed the lake on foot on
the 15th of April, and only escaped wading
ashore at Ponemah through the heroism of
John Morrison Jr. and Frank Pogue. Pogue
savs he will surely wade next time.
Kicebird, Chief of Police, and Lieut.
Lawrence accompanied the pay party
around the lake to Ponemah.
Chief Pay she ge shig represented the
Fair Association at the payment at this
time. About $00 has been contributed to
waids the liquidation of the Fair debt.
The ice still fills the lake, but it certainly
^Bf'.mnot last much longer.
I We luue been having regular spring
weather. Pirds of all descriptions inclnd
iim ducks June returned for the open sea
son and all Ked Lake is busy again after the
dormant winter season.
A. (bxldard and crew are putting the
steamboat and barge rapidly into commis
sion and the pick up crew is getting anxious
to don the spikes, peavies, cant
hooks, and log chains. The head
-works and waniuan are beiuu over
hauled. The planinii mill starts Mon
day the IStli on a *!)00 order, and the saw
mill A N ill soon be in full operation. Piles
for the new bridge at P.lackduck are all cut
and will soon be delhered at the site. Ma-
4^.']-i tl is on the ground for the bridge at
^^attle Kner. A crew of road workers will
^^oon report to complete the long bridge at
^^She mail gun creek.
The telephone crew is already at work
in the western portion of the reservation,
and everybody busy and boosting. More
clearing of ground is in evidence than ever
before and early in the spring.
Frank Defoe bought 700 pounds of flour
from the Chippewa Trading Company dur
John Spears assisted as Interperter at the
Agency office during payment. John lias
at last become a settler at the Farm Sta
Louis (riirneau has ordered a telephone
instrument, which will be installed at his
home at the Fa rm Station.
A. Barrett of Clearwater has ordered a
Father Thomas will soon be on the tele
The National Contracting Company has
two hundred barrels of cement at Eedby
with which to construct the foundation for
the new hospital.
Baptiste Thunder is working at the Red
Lake School building fence.
John Mountain is cutting some fence
posts for the Red Lake school fence.
George Williams has been on the scik list
INDIAN Y. M. C. A'ti.
Of the 330,000 Indians in the United
States only one-third can be truly termed
Christians. It is evident that American
Christianity is not effectively reaching its
Indian population. This neglect of the
Indian's need of an anchoragewhen he
has lost faith in his old gods and has oeen
carried from old moorings by the wave of
our frontier civilizationaccounts largely
for what now term our "Indian prob-
We have today a hundred reservation
Young Men's Christian Associations, with
a membership of over 2500 young men.
These associations are largely supervised
by a native board of directors. The Asso
ciations support their own field secretary,
and are paying the salary of a native secre
tary in Indiathe first foreign missionary
supported by our American Indians.
This movement has spread over the border
into Canada, carried there by Indian young
men, and today there are some two hundred
members in a half-dozen Associations in
Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Already the
impact of this Christian Association move
ment in the Indian student-bodies is being
felt. Student Christian Associations are
increasingly becoming great recruiting cen
ters for native leadership for the evangeli
zation of the race.
Robert I). Hall in the Southern Workman.
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