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Red Lake news. (Red Lake, Minn.) 1912-1921, March 01, 1918, Image 3

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Supt. Dickens and family visited at Cross Lake
the 17th of February.
The Government logging oamp is in full blast
now, attempting to land the contemplated amount
before the spring opening. There are 45 or more
men regularly in the camp, over half, of whom, are
Indians. Many of the Indians have been there
practically all winter.
Mark Burns and James Howarth, timber inspec
tors, passed through Ponemah to the Government
camp the 26th.
Fred Coleman, who lives near Esplee, Minne
sota, is working in the camp.
The Cross Lake School team while returning
from Red Lake with a load of beef on the 13th of
February, broke through the ice at one of the nu
merous cracks on the lake, and though there were
four men with the team we could do nothing un
til we hailed the Cross Lake Farmer's team about
two miles away and had them come back and pull
the horses out of the icy water. The horses came
out 0! K. and the load of beef was fished out with
pike poles.
Dr. Culp visited Cross Lake in a professional
capacity the 20th.
Susan Stillday, a Cross Lake school girl, has
gone to the Red Lake hospital for eye treatment.
Mr. Graham, teacher, was detailed to the Prin
cipal of the Red Lake School, pending an appoint
ment there by the office. Mrs. Graham also left
with him The little boys over whom they had
charge in the physician's residence pending the
completion of the new dormitory, were very sorry
to see them go.
This may not have been any colder winter than
previous years, but it is the first and only time the
-water main at this place has ever frozen in the
seven winters I have been here. The main supply
ing the cottages froze the night of the 23rd. The
boys dug it out a few days later at the place we
thought it most likely to freeze and then built a
big fire on the pipe. After about five hours of
excessive heat, th frost was drawn and the pipjp
opened. In opening this pipe, we discovered the
frost was a little over 6 feet deep, %yz feet of
which was clay.
Henry Sayers has been hauling lumber from the
agency to do some ibuilding this spring.
A dance was given at the Farm Station on the
night of February 8, A large crowd was present
and everyone enjoyed a good time.
Good Early Ohio seed potatoes can be purchased
from J. A. Anderson of Gonvick at $1.50 per bushel.
It has been reported to me that seed potatoes can
be purchased in Gully for $1 per bushel.
Frank Brun and Wife made a business trip to
the agency recently.
A dance was given at the home of Adam Lus
*ier on the night of Feb. 11, in honor of the birth
day of his youngest son. Everyone had a good
A dance will be given at the Farm Station on
the night of April 3 in honor of the 20th birthday
of Mr. Frank Sayers This will probably be the
last dance of the season.
Louis Gurneau and wife made a business trip to
Wanke recently.
Reports from the hoys in the Northwest Angle
show that they are doing something Andrew
Wells raised 200 bushels of oats, 105 bushels of
flax, 40 bushels of rye, 40 bushels ot potatoes, 25
bushels of rutabagas, 15 bushels of onions, 10
bushels of carrots, put up 110 tons of wild hay,
has 80 chickens, 5 head of horses, 7 head of cat
tle, 50 head of sheep, 8 turkeys, 3 ducks and sold
96 head of sheep this year.
Alex Jourdain has 5 head of horses, 14 chick
ens, raised 154 bushels of oats, 36 bushels of flax
head of horses, 1 cow, 25 chickens, raised 70 bush
els of flax, 35 bushels of potatoes and put up 42
tons of hay. Louis Smith has 4 head of cat
tle, 2 head of horses, 30 chickens, raised 50 bush
els of potatoes and put up 30 tons of hay
Who said you couldn't farm the Northwest
Angle? That propehcy must have been intended
for 100 years ago.
I almost forgot to mention that Andrew Wells
has 3 hogs and Louis G. Smith has 2 hogs.
C. A. S
John Morrison, Jr., President of the Chippewa
Council, made a hurried trip to Washington re
cently in behalf of the Indians. Mr. Morrison
states that every consideration was shown him and
other delegates by the officials of the Indian Office.
Wm. H. Hashbarger, Principal of the Red Lake
School, was finally drafted into the army. Mr.
Hashbarger had made repeated efforts to enlist and
on the eve of his departure received a letter from
the Chief of Aviation Volunteer Department. Wash
ington, advising him to apply to his local board
for release
Among those to resign last month was John
McGillis, assistant agency clerk. John was with
us a short time when his call came. Like Mr.
Hashbarger, he had tried to get in several times
without result. He registered at Mahnomen and
left there in charge of the squad. He has had
considerable experience at Carlisle and will make
a good soldier. At one time he was a student at
Red Lake School.
John Mike Roy is one White Earth Chippewa
Injun "lookin* for the Kiaser, who ever that is,"
to put it like John did at the reception given in
honor of departing employees and soldier boys.
John Mike says he is going to represent Red Lake
.and will wire us from Berlin. Luck to you, John
we're all for you.
There are a /bunch of Red Lake Indian boys
who ought to follow the example of the boys on
our Honor Roll.
Omer Gravelle is looking fine these days and
is on the job again about as ever.
William Cook has been putting in ice for the
Chippewa Trading Company recently.
Peter Sitting is iceman, fish man, picture man,
carpenter man, any kind of old man to get the
money. Peter is even willing to work for money.
Who wants Uncle Sam to "baby" 'em for 50
more years?
About time to quit the council and get ready
to farm.
Frank Carl has been cutting dead and down
cedar in Clearwater county this winter.
Mrs. Ed. Prentices house is about completed,
thanks to members of the Little Rock Club, of
which Ed was a member.
Steam heat has been installed in the new class
room building at Cross Lake and the boys' heating
plant is under installation. E. R. King, Agency
Carpenter, has been on the job at Cross Lake all
the time and deserves credit for the efficiency of
the job.
John Needham writes from Ft. Benjamin Harri
son in letter to Mrs. Omer Gravelle, that they have
had 40 degrees below zero weather at times the
past winter. John was very appreciative of
some socks and a sweater Mrs. Gravelle sent him
Says they will come in handy for guard duty.
"When You Buy
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FAIRBANKS CO,, Merchants
The introduction of peyote into
this reservation and its use within
the reservation is forbidden by law
under penalty of imprisonment for
not less than 30 days. A reward of
$5.00 will be paid to the party or
parties furnishing information lead'
ing to the conviction of any violator
of the above law.
Dry Goods Shoes Groceries
Saddlery Hardware and
Farm Machinery. _,
First National Bank
of Bemidji, Minn.
Capital and Surplus
United States Postal and Indian
Fund Depository
We Will Welcome Your Banian* Business
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