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i ft.44t.il!.' jji. '.i'ilMii!'' 'iHillifjite peculiar emanations that are so potent In what has been aptly termed "unconscious tuition." Every person that enters the work should possess an aptitude for it This presupposes the presence many the character and make up of the employee, but three things are especially important. The first of these is a special endowment for the work, which has been set forth above in the discussion of the spirit that all employees should have. Let it be repeated: The successful employee must possess these characteristics. The second item that all employees should have is sound judgement. Our position in the service demands that we become the confidential advisers of the Indians in many matters that make for their mental, moral and financial well being. There is no sufficient excuse for the failure of employees to measure up in this regard. The Indians' very existence depends on our judgements for him, and for that reason it behooves us to give him the best that our nature permits and if we are not capable of judging rightly only two courses are open to us, either to send him to one whose judgment is sound in these matters, or to separate ourselves from the service. The last elements that is required in the character of the Indian Service employee often appeals to me as being most important of all, and that is tact. Of course, tact is of little use if we do not have the other qualites that have been inumerated, neither can we ac complish much if we lack tact, even though the others are present The Indian has been an abused person during his history. He former ly was the owner in possession of the whole territory that is embraced in our country. Either by chicanery, shrewd dealing or downright dis honesty he has been shorn of much of his birthright. The white man has beaten him at every turn, and it has been instilled into his nature hat wherever his rights and the rights or desires of the white man come into conflict he must look out. His nature has become very suspicious of us and our dealing with him. The only place that he can turn with any reasonable degree of security for advice and pro tection is to the government or its representatives. Too often he has found even this source unreliable. Therefore in dealing with him we must use the greatest amount of tact combined 12.