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Congress on Indian Progress.
IT the invitation of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, a Congress on Indian Progress, under the auspices of the Northern California Indian Association and the United States Office of Indian Affairs, will be held in the Auditorium at the New Civic Center of San Francisco, from August 9th to 15th, inclusive, 1915. As the plans develop, it may be found desirable to begin the Congress earlier or continue it longer. Hon. Cato Sells, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, has called a conference of workers in the Indian Service to be held in San Francisco during the forenoons of August 9th to 14th. Employees of the service who can be spared from their posts of duty will be given leave of absence to attend this meeting. Some time ago the Northern California Indian Association issued a preliminary announcement of a Congress to be held in San Francisco at some convenient time during the Exposition. Over 360 replies to this circular have been received, and about 200 questions have been suggested for consideration. Many of these questions, of course relate to various phases of general topics. The responses indicate deep interest in the congress, and show the broad range that its discussions will take. As soon as the general program can be out lined, another circular will be issued, giving details in regard to it. At a recent conference in San Francisco between H. B. Peairs, Supervisor of U. S. Indian Schools, and representatives of the Northern California Indian Association and the Bureau of Con ventions and Societies of the Exposition, it was agreed that plans 5.