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indication Beyond Cbitor's Comment helping tfje Sntriaits. mong the many accomplishments »f the Indian Bureau during the last fiscal year, perhaps the most noteworthy are the woik for the suppression of the liquor traffic among the Indians the reform effected in the manner of handling estates of the Indian children of Oklahoma, and the industrial pro gram throughout the Indian country with relation to improved farming con ditions and stock raising. The use of liquor is so destructive from every point of view as to make its elimination a necessary preliminary to the accomplishment of practically every betterment for the Indian. The Indian Office campaign against liquor has aroused the enthusiastic cooperation of the Indians and enlisted the universal approval of t-ie white citizens throughout the entire country. The Indian children of Oklahoma are the richest average minors in the world, and they have until recently enjoyed the least legal protection. Dur ing the last eighteen months, through the efforts of the Indian Office, rules of probate procedure, which are said to be an improvement over those in force in any other State, have been adopted and promulgated by the Supreme court and are now in full force and effect. Through their operation and under direction of the Indian Bureau, practically one million dollars has been saved to the Indian children and the same invested in first mortgage real estate security. During the last twelve months nearly a million and a half dollars has for the purchase of improved stock for the Indians on the several reservations of the country, and practically the same sum will be ex pended during the coming year. This expenditure is made from their own funds, oi from a reimbursable fund. On the Crow Reservation, in Montana in June last, there was three hundred and fifty bulls, all Hereford stock. Under aggressive encouragement the Crow Indians cut and stacked five thousand tons of hay for this herd. Practically no loss was sustained during last winter aud now the Crows own one of the finest white face herds in America. The profit to the Crow Indians on this investment in less than a year is about $100,000. This Spr ng the Indian Office has furnished the Indians nearly three times as much s^ed for crops as during any previous year, and there is every that they are becoming thoroughly aroused to their farming op portunity. question there is now justifiable reason to believe that the Amer-can Indian will soon become a "real-thing" farmer and sucessful stock raiser.—HOME CLUB BULLETIN, Washington, D. C. 29.