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WM. SPEARS BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY CIGARS AND TOBACCO CLUB ROO IN CONNECTION Come Around for a Good Time and Get Your Money's Worth GOODRIDGE MEAT MARKET R. R. JOHNSON, Proprietor ..Beaulieu Trading Store.. CHAS. F. BEAULIEU, Prop. Red Lake, Minii, Staple and Fancy Groceries, Dry Goods. Shoos, Etc. V Arc Membus of the fed Lake Trio* of ladfcao ad Solicit a Slur* of Yow BM MN A. D. STEPHENS Proaidcat 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 A. KAISER O W N S I ES Redby Puposky Werner OH MINNEAPOLIS, RED LAKE &. MANITOBA RAILWAY.^ For information Write RED LAKE TOWNSITE & MERCANTILE CO. A. L. MO LANDER, Trmmm. BEMIDJI, MINN. 1 FARMERS CASH MARKET TOP PRICES paid every day for Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Cream, Dressed Calves, Hogs, Mutton, Wool, Cattle Hides, Horse Hides, Pelts, Furs, Muskrat, Skunk, Beans, Rabbits. Get our price list before selling. Make more money by shipping here. Write us now for quotations, tags, and how to ship. THE R. E. COBB CO., E. trti St., St. Paul, Minn. Licensed by U. S. Government. H. Christlanson Dealer* in GENERAL MERCHANDISE Croodridge, Minn. LEECH LAKE AGENCY AND SCHOOL ITEMS As the editor of the News has so kindly invited correspondence from the Leech Lake Agency, we hope to offer something for each issue which will tend to interest our Red Lake friends in activities here. The Warmer weather has made the maple sap active and a number of camps have been estab lished and are ready for business. All Indians have been urged to make sugar this year because of the national necessity for conserving this great resource to be had fo rthe taking. The early going of the snow has made the ice on the Bays and Narrows rather porous and care in traveling over it is now in order. The winter rye on the garden patches at the Agency has begun to show signs of life in spite of the fact that much of it saw the first light of day through a covering of snow. The experiment is proving to be the success it was hoped it would be. It has been noticeable for a period of a number of months that our Indians spend less time than formerly at the Agency office. There are some m,ore able bodied chaps not at work who are not a desirable adornment of the Leech Lake Trading Post's bench and whose names may have to be^list ed some day. Boat painting and tightening of joints is a sign of the times. The land clearing operation at the Boarding School has paid for itself in the wood that was cut for fuel. The work that remains to be done to get the land into shape is the only outlay that must be considered in determining the final cost. Robert Rogers is the newly assigned police pri vate at the Sugar Point station. Robert asked for the assignment because he wants a chance to raise garden products in the fertile, black soil on the Point. The car load of scrap iron that has been an un sightly accumulation here for too many years and which was loaded and shipped earlier this month brought us the snug sum of $21.00 per net ton f. o. b., Minneapolis. A considerable quantity of oak and other hard wood was cut on the Sugar Point peninsula by contractors this winter and was sawed and shipped to Winnipeg for war use there and other points in the Dominion. The M. & I. station in Walker had the distinc tion of harboring a trunk full of booze for a twelve-hour period on March 1st that was shipped to an "unknown" party from a nearby village up We still have some Winter Goods which we will put on the market at extremely low price to make room for our New Spring stock. Order your Spring Suits now. THE CHIPPEWA TRADING CO. RED LAKE, PONEMAH AND WASKISH the line. Hundreds of cords of bolts were cut and hauled to the Walker mill during the winter months. Good prices were paid and those Indians who are without seeds have no one to blame but themselves, for there was ample opportunity to earn a stake at that work or in the many camps where there was a clamor for anything that looked like a man. The attendance of pupils in the Boarding School has been very excellent this winter in spite of the loss of time the necessity for hospital care exacted. The Onigum auxiliary Red Cross workers braved wind and weather and stayed at their chosen job during the winter months. Especially zealous were some of the Indian members who crossed the wind blown lake regardless of the tens below zero the thermometers showed. The volume of work turned out toy the small community here is a source of justifiable pride to every one on the reserva tion, and has been commended by the county offi cers. The price of potatoes is low enough to plant that doubled acreage we need here and elsewhere for next winter's supply. The Little Rock Club is doing good work and they realize the (benefits obtained through this kind of an organization *as shown by the following let ter recently received from the club: Red Lake, Minn., Feb. 26, 1918. Mr. H. C. Moore: Dear Friend: Here in below is stated, which the Little Rock Farmers' Club has accomplished at its work by every individual member of this club. But we wish that it may be known to all the non-members of the Reservation, that we members of the Little Rock Farmers' club wish to impress upon those who are not members of these gatherings, that we have accomplished a great deal of good by help ing one another with our work and holding meet ings for social gatherings. We hope that every one iiving at Little Rock will join us so that they may receive the same benefits that he have. Yours truly, (Signed) MAX DICKINSON. The food saving problem is mainly a woman's job. Ninety per cent of the food purchased in this country is purchased by women. This means that the women of this nation must shoulder 90 per cent of this responsibility of saving food. All the starving nations must look to us for help be cause America is the largest food growing country in the world. This year, especially, the American farmer is being urged by patriotic motives to pro duce food stuffs to the limit of his capacity, and the American housewife will have plenty for her self and plenty to share with her European sisters, if she uses economy, buys wisely and avoids waste. Mrs. Lizzie Prentice gave a dinner on March 16 in honor of the Little Rock Club for its help in building her new house. All present enjoyed the day very much. William Spears, Jr., is now a full fledged "chauffeur," having taken lii examinations in Duluth and passing. He received his license this week.