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RED LAKE NEWS A newspaper devoted to the interests of the Red Lake Chippewa Indians. Semi-monthly, Sept. 1st to July 15. Subscription 75c a year Entered as second class matter September 1,1912, at the postoffice at Red Lake, Minn., under the act of March 3,1879. Address all communications to RED LAKE NEWS, Red Lake, Minn. We like to receive this kind of a letter as the News needs the money. Detroit, Mich., Jan. 3rd, 1916. 58 La Belle Ave., Highland Park. Mr. Walter F. Dickens, Red Lake, Minn. Dear sir: Inclosed please find money order for (75c) in payment for "Red Lake News" for one year. Please begin the subscription with the next issue. Yours truly, OTTO THUNDER. MINNESOTA INDIAN EXHIBIT AT STATE FAIR. In a recent letter from the Honorable Commissioner of Indian Affairs, it is an nounced that "In view of the splendid suc cess of our first Indian exhibit at the state fair this fall, and pursuant to the invitation of the Fair Officials, I have decided to re peat the exliibit." Every member of the Red Lake Reserva tion is pleased with Commissioner Sell's policy, and already preparations are under way to excel last year's showing from Red Lake. Plans for the exhibit are being worked out with the State Fair officials which will ap pear in the News when completed. FAIR. We have received the Agricultural Fair Number of The Red Man and The Chilocco Journal. We were dissapointed in not finding a mention of the Red Lake Fair, and especially the Chippewa exliibit at the Minnesota State Fair. An oversight, no doubt. We compli ment and congratulate the editor of the Red Man and the Chilocco Journal on the very creditable nianer their publication was pro duced. An Inspector, who attended our local fair last fall, said, "You may quote me as saying that the RedRed Lake Fair is the best Th Lakers own their fair grounds, and are now entirely out of debt with |6.35 in the treasury. Their as sociation was organized three years ago, and they now have grounds with a one-half mile regulation race track, barns and stalls to accomodate over 100 head of stock, an exhibit hall 100 feet long by 46 feet wide, and a grandstand that will accomodate about 1,000 people. There is a neat and well built ticket office at the entrance gate and more improvements will be made next year if the Association carries out its pro posed plans. As stated above the Association is now out of debt, their last note of $100 being taken up the first of this year. RED LAKE SCHOOL ITEMS. Paul Bealieu was a visitor at the school recently. (News Item?) Frank Miller, Carpenter of Bemidji, has been at work at the Red Lake School during the Holidays assisting Agency Carpenter E. R. King make some needed repairs. Result: new floors for each class room, new doors and locks. A watch party at the Red Lake School ushered the old year out and the New Year in amid song and laughter and lots of good things to eat. Early in the evening Mr. George Blakeslee entertained with a magic lantern show which was interesting to old and young alike. Everyone seemed to enjoy the occasion. The party broke up about 12:30 with general hand shaking and New Year greetings, and generous wishes for every one. George Williams, school engineer has been on the sick list for several days. Alex McDougal (Haskell) is hilling the position of principal temporarily left va cant by the transfer of George Buckland. Mr. Buckland was transferred to Riverside School, Anadarko, Okla., to the position of Teacher. The children of the public school gave a very nice program on the afternoon of the 23rd. Their parents and a number of em ployees had the pleasure of being present. Mr. and Mrs. Lariver, Miss Dunbar, and Mr. Dupris were callers at the school on New Year's day. Mr. Thomas and Mr. Belgarde left yester day for Rapid River. A number of the employees spent the holi days away from here with home folks and friends. School opened again yesterday after a three weeks' vacation. A program in connection with a Christ mas tree was held at the school on the eve of the 23rd. The main feature of the even ing was a play "Kris in Japan" given by the pupils on the primary room. The stage was prettily decorated with Japanese lan terns and chrysanthemums. The little girls and boys were dressed in their gay kimonas and played their part exceptionally well. The pupils had their Christmas dinner on Friday and all left for their homes that afternoon. The menu was as follows Roast chicken, mashed potatoes, dressing, brown gravy, baked macaroni, coffee, cream ed carrots, bread butter, chocolate cake, mince pie, mixed nuts, and fruit. The tables were decorated with chrysanthemums and candles. Mrs. Stevens spent four days in Bemidji during the holidays. The children enjoy the new graphanola. FARM STiTION ITEMS. Louis Gurneau and family visited Henry Savers at Sayersville New Year's day. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brun made a busi ness trip to Berner on the 4th. Andrew Carl and Joe Barret were callers here on the 2nd. Dr. Culp has had a number of calls from our district of late on account of so much sickness. Alex Gurneau moved with his family to Sayersvills recently. William Blue and family, from near Nep tune, visited Solomon Blue on the 12th and l.'tth. Henry Savers transacted business at the Farm Station on the 4th. Antoine Gurneau visited Louis Gurneau the 4th, returning to Red Lake the 6th. The Farmer's Club meeting held here on the 8th was poorly attended on account of the extreme cold at that time and so much sickness among the members. Immediately after New Year's Francis Lee returned to the University of Southern Minnesota at Austin to resume his studies there. ____ WM SPEARS BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY ClfiARS AND TOBACC O^ CLUB ROO IN CONNECTION Come Around (or a Good Time and Get Your Money's Worth ..Beaulieu Trading Store.. CHAS. F. BEAULIEU. Prop. Red Lake, Nino, Staple and Fancy Groceries, Dry Goods. Shoe*, Etc. We Are Membeis of the Red Lake Tribe of Indians and Solicit a Share of Your Business A. D. STEPHENS President THE First National Bank Capital $25,000.00 Surplus $5,000.00 Bagley, Minnesota UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY FOR Individual Funds of RED LAKE Indians 5 PER CENT. INTEREST PAID ON TIME CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT WE SOLICIT YOUR BUSINESS TOWNSITES Redby Puposky Werner ON MINNEAPOLIS, RED LAKE & MANITOBA RAILWAY. For information Yirlto RED LAKE TOWNSITE & MERCANTILE GO. A. I. MAIANOEH, Trmmm. BEMIDJI, MIHM. SB I A. KAISER Casauer 19 I