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Red Lake news. (Red Lake, Minn.) 1912-1921, October 15, 1915, Image 1

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This morning the federal court convenes
in Missoula with its usual but diminishing
grist of bootlegging eases from the old Flat
head reservation country Steadily and
with unerring certainty the federal officials
have enforced the laws prohibiting the in
troduction of intoxicating liquors into In
dian country and forbiddwg. the traffic
with Indian wards of th#*-federal govern
It is slowly dawning upon some people
that when Uncle Sam enacts a statute he
also intends to see that it is strictly en
forced. It may take several short courses
at Leavenworth to fully illustrate the point
but in the end the lesson will be well
A very great majority of the people of the
west side counties are of the belief that they
owe a lasting debt of gratitude to Judge
llourquin, Major Morgan and Special
Agent Glenn for their unswerving devotion
to duty in the enforcement of the federal
liquor laws in this vicinity.The Missou
lian, Missoula, Mont.
Kathan J. Head and Forest Guard* came*
here the 11th to construct a lookout fire
A number of the Mequom Bay Indians
went to Kail Club n a visit.
A large cargo of lumber was received at
Ponemah the 11th. The people here are
doing considerable building. At present
Shah-bo-ke-zhig and William Dudley are
building good, new frame houses.
There has been a dance- going on at the
Point for several nights.
George Cain has not returned fivm the
Dakotas yet.
Mrs. Linton returned the 17th from a
shopping trip to the Twin Cities.
Mr. and Mrs. Lariver made a business
trip to llemidji last week.
Miss Ethel H. Dunbar arrived at Ponemah
the 17th as teacher at this school.
A number of the boys went out hunting
but judging by the number of trophies
brought in they are either poor marksmen
or there is little game.
The government boat is on its way to the
school with coal, lumber and sewer tile. We
hope to ^at in a sewer system this fall
though it is getting late.
The school boys and industrial teacher
did quick work last week in cutting and
shocking five acres of corn in 12 hours.
Dr. Linton is constructing a chicken
house preparatory to going into the chicken
business at Ponemah.
Joseph Kingbird is the only pupil who
made a little trouble this year in not coin
ing to school, necessitating that the police
bring him to school.
Ephriam Kudrow and the boys are over
hauling the water system preparatory to
the winter. They found bad leaks in three
"Jfeep your Face Toward the Sunshine and the Shadows WW Fa// Behind You"
The school boys, large and small, are
through with harvesting the potatoes. The
weather has been ideal for the job. The
next work to be done is the fall plowing,
which we expect to do up properly as we
have two new plows, one a sulky and the
other a gang plow, throwing two furrows.
The new school team will be of great as
sistance. The absence of a farmer for a
while disconcerted the farm work, but we
are surely coming to our own again. The
rutabagas and carrots are harvested. They
are of fine quality, but a larger supply
would till a want.
The school enrollment is about seventy,
and a few more children will be brought in
soon. The school spirit is very good. We
have provided some equipment for our
reading rooms, and later will improve them
The boys are having good times with the
football, and the girls are working the bas
ket ball overtime.
Besides a number of students who left
for non-reservation schools earlier in the sea
son, the following have mee left: Peter
English, August Kemew, PhiMp Nelson and
Peter Clark for Fort Totten \md Lynda
BelJanger for FlanAreswr.
The principal has heard from the three
first named boy*. Peter English and Au
gust Keniew are learning engineering and
Philip Nelson is learning tailoring. They
like the place so far. We hope they and
those from Red Lake now at other schools
will reflect credit on this school which will
see their faces no more as pupils.
Mrs. Mary Brandon has resigned as as
sistant matron. She was a cheerful, will
ing and efficient employee. Mrs. Doehle
held her place for a time. Miss Josephine
Lawrence is now acting in that capacity.
A good sized ice house is being rushed to
completion. At one end will be a meat
George Clark and Joe Smith are the offi
cers this year for the boys. There will be
others appointed later.
The girls' officers are Mary Smith, An
geline Clark, Louisa Bertloe and Margaret
The boy who will not do things as they
should be done, no matter how well he can
do them if he chooses, must give way to
some other who will do the work right. In
all other places the one who does not al
ways do dependable work will have to see
the one who will pass him. No matter
what the provocation, nothing excuses poor
work when one has the ability to do better.
The Industrial School Magazine.
The introduction of intoxicating' liquors
Into this reservation or Its sale to non
citizen Indians la forbidden by law unetor
a penalty of imprisonment for not less
than sixty days.
See Act of January SO, 1197 (29 State
L 506.)
Reflect Creat Interest on Part of Redman in
Development of State Agricultural Re
sources Exhibits Attractive and
Receive Much Attention.
The Indian agricultural exhibits at the
fair show an improvement this year in both
number and quality. The effort last year
was the maiden attempt in this line and
no exhibit on the grounds created more in
terest than the display of the redmen who
are rapidly emerging from the manner of
living of the past and devoting themselvees
to the pursuits of the white man with an
aptitude that heralds great success ju fac
ing as the present exhibit teaches.
The exhibit is in charge of B. ISt. Rrter^
principal and teacher of agriculture v&
tJnited States Indian school at ChiIeo&
In the FWnee agency exhibit may be!
seen the picture of an Indian plowing. The
scene is- ivofhed out entirely with an ar
rangement of small grains and the blend
ing and contrast of colors has the earmarks
of a true artistic temperament behind the
In the Ponca school exhibit there is an
artistic specimen of the two-horse plow done
in small grains and labeled "the present/'
A group of bows and arrows nearby is la
beled "the past."
In the Ponca agency exhibit a large dia
mond shaped border of corn encloses a sun
set scene wrought in small grain.
At the Kiowa agency exhibit may be seen
an Indian portrait, done in grain, and a
scene showing the wigwam as the Indian's
former home and the modern wooden house
in which he lives today, all worked out with
cane stalks, kafir corn heads and small
The Fort Sill exhibit contains a large
American eagle done in the kafir corn heads.
The Anadarko hoarding school, patriot'
ically displays an American flag worked in
corn grains. The color contrasts in this
piece of work are worked out with much
The Shawnee agency exhibits an Indian
head worked in wheat and corn grains. Corn
shucks are used to represent the feathers.
One display in the Sac and Fox exhibit
contrasts the handiwork of the Indians in
making bead-bespangled buckskin dresses,
with the plain sewing of the educated Indianl
housewife of today.The Oklahoma ((Mia

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