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Harry C. Moore, Agency Farmer, return
ed the iater part of last month from a nip
to dully, Trail, Oklee, Lambert, and Be
midji where he purchased teams for Joe
Way be nais, Kan ke gay be nais, Bazil Max
well, Bodger Green, and Jim Nedeau, also
one mare for Solomon Desjarlait, which
were sold to the Indians named by the gov
ernment under reimbursable regulations.
The boys all got fine horses and without ex
ception are highly pleased with them.
Andrew Carl is a full fledged farmer, hav
ing purchased a team of young horses, a new
set of harness and wagon together with some
tanning implements.
A. C. Goddard celebrated a birthday on
April 28th. Mr. and Mrs. Blakeslee and
family were entertained at his home on that
Mis. Omar (Jravelle and sons returned
from New Mexico recently where she spent
the winter. Her many friends here at Red
Lake are pleased to note that her health has
been greatly improved during her absence.
Mrs. (Jravelle also visited her sister 3Iiss
Alice Marmon, former teacher at Red Lake
and AVIIO is now employed in the Indian
school at Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Ephiiam Budrow and wife and Mrs.
George ('base attended United States court
nt Fergus Falls during the fore part of the
Mr. William Donner, Supt. of Construc
tion in the Indian Service, who arrived at
Red Lake on April 20th departed for Fort
Hall, Idaho, on May oth.
Miss Josephine Rrun, Assistant Matron
at Red Lake school, has a wolf cub at the
school to which the Indian children are be
coming quite attached.
Andiew Johnson of the Meadows Farm
near Rerner, delivered beef for the schools
on May 0th.
.Messrs. Louis Lauritson and son of Be
niidji passed thiough Red Lake on the 13th
en route to Rouemah, where they will be em
ployed for sometime on the physician's cot
tage and dairy barn at the Cross Lake
Mr. George Ruckland of Medina, New
York, arrived at Red Lake on May Sth. hav
ing recently been appointed to the position
of Principal teacher at this school.
The Agency steamboat, Chippewa, was
launched on May 11th after being in dry
doek through the winter and having under
gone extensive rep'ihs to her hull.
A Ticeu*" t" many wr r.r d Eddie
Oliver a:d Jennie Taylor :i M:iy
James J. Sloan and fimily departed for
Neali .y, Washington, on May 12th, where
Mr. Sloan has been 'appointed to the position
of Farmer in the Government service. Mr.
Sloan has been employed as bookkeeper for
the Chippewa Trading Company for the
past year.
Mr. Louis Sharette is receiving congratu
lations by his many friends in Red Lake up
on the birth of a soil May 12th, the good news
having reached him from Canada where Mrs.
Sharette has been visiting with her mother.
Alex Gillespie should be entitled to a
Carnegie hero medal, having on May 12th
rescued the young son of Salem Hart from
a rain water barrel adjacent to their house
m- i jjVfp""Wtl U'^'*t
27*e City of Happiness is in the State of Mind.
and into which the child had fallen while
playing in the water.
Mr. J. O. Shulind, president of the Nation
al Contracting company of Alexandria, Min
nesota, visited in Red Lake last Wednesday
in connection with the construction work
on the new hospital, for the erection of
which his firm has the contract.
(Continued on Page Four.")
The Indians were to have a big pow wow
and dance last week and several visited
Thief River Falls to get some "bug juice" to
assist in their celebration but got too much
and had to give up the dance. During the
past week the women and children have been
heard crying and carousing and shooting
has been* kept up nights by the Indians.
Those living near the reservation believe
"Pussy Foot'' Johnson might find out where
they got their "bug juice'' if he would visit
our county seat oftener and hunt up the
rat holes.Neptune correspondence in the
Goodridge, Minn., "Eleven Towns."
We heard what you said, and while "Pus
sy Foot" Johnson is no longer connected
with the Government Service, there are
"others." We shall see what we shall see.
Thanks for the information.
-*Srrpt: Dkkens^Piv Richards, Bye Special
ists, Messrs. Blakeslee, Doehl, Morrison and
Fairbanks were at Ponemah the 15th to
ISth of April in connection with the annui
ty payment.
Mr. E. R. King who has been at Cross
Lake in charge of the work on the new build
ings was called to Red Lake the latter part
of April.
E. Rudrow and wife were called to Fer
mi Falls in connection with the Government
Tand cases on the 3rd inst. They were gone
ten days.
The new buildings at Cross Lake are
rapidlv nearing completion.
We have two acres of oats up and doing
nicely. This Aveek we intend to finish our
J. Jeiome was a Cross Lake visitor dur
ing payment.
Mr. John A. Carlson, Merchant, of Foy,
Minn., paid the school a visit on Saturday
and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd, looking over
our stock and improvements at the school.
The "Mud Hen'" was at the Ponemah
Dock on May 12 on its initial trip of the
season on the lake.
The concrete silo at Cross Lake is about
finished, due to the skill of Win. Dudley.
Louis Lanritzen and son of Bemidji are
here plastering the physician's residence.
The roads are the worst we have ever
seen at Pom mail, due to the excessively wet
Mr. Frank Dupris is busily employed in
ettimr the Indians interested in farming.
Re-oonce, Peter Martin and BarneV Per
kins have done considerable road work at
Mequom Bay.
Paul Bealieu, who was connected with the
Ponemah Store of the Chippewa Trading
company, left soon after "payment."
All of the Cross Lake loggers except Way
oon-ding, have received settlement for their
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The introduction of intoxicating liquors
into this reservation or its sale to non
citi7en 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.)
logs. Immediately they went and settled all
labor and supply bills, thus doing better
than one or two parties did last year, who
jumped a part of their logging account.
Peter Martin has done .considerable plow
ing for Indians at Maquom Bay.
Frank Pogue is still the champion fisher
man. During the absence of a boat he has
thus kept the mess in meat. He brought
in forty the other evening and would have
brought in the rest he caught if he could
have carried them, but being unable, he
returned them to the lake.
Maine Every wind Douglas died at her
father's home the 14th inst., of tuberculosis.
A son was born to Mrs. Louis Fisherman,
a cousin of Mr. Frank Dupris', about two
weeks ago.
Miss Caughlin and the girls put the pro
per shine on the lawn by the use of rakes,
in accordance with the instructions of
"clean-up" day.
It is reported that several of the Indians,
particularly Geo. Blakeley, have cleared
more land and put it under the plow.
Me-quom is going to seed considerable
land to oats. Grow some oats, all of you
Cross Lakers. Purchase a grain cradle for
three or four dollars and feed your oats in
the sheaf, thus tending to the elimination of
paying $2.10 for a sack of feed.
O-quah-nance and wife are fighting on
old claims for land. The claim being thirty
or forty years old, and during all this time
no ground has been cleared or no crop rais
ed on said land.
No-din, Si\, reported to the office a week
ago that Nay-tah-wah-be-tung, Sr., had
trespassed on his sugar bush land to con
struct a house. Upon investigation, Nay
tali wah be tung, Sr., is found to be on a
separate forty from the sugar bush forty.
An exchange gives the following as the
"Knocker's Creed :v
I believe that nothing
is right. I believe that everything is wrong.
I believe that I alone have the right idea.
The town is wrong, the teachers are wrong,
the things they are doing are wrong and
they are doin them in the wrong way any
way*. I believe I could fix things if they
would let me. If they don't I will get a lot
of other fellows like myself and we will
have a law passed to make others do things
the way W E want them done. I do not be
lieve that the town ought to grow. It is
too big now. I believe in fighting every pub
lic improvment and in spoiling everybody's
pleasure. I am always to the front in op
posing things and never yet have I ad
vanced an idea or supported a movement
that would make people happier or add to
the pleasure of man, woman or child. I am
opposed to fun and am happiest at a funeral.
I believe in starting reforms that will take
all the joy out of life. It's a sad world and
I am glad of it. AMEN.
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