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hundreds of cabinet members have been forgotten. His is a noble work. The cabinet position is only, at us ual times, an honorable position. Cato Sells in his place is a builder, a creator. In the cabinet he would be only a conservator. Do not take from the Indians the truest brother and the greatest friend they have ever had.—Cedar Rapids (/owe) Gazette Trachoma a Menace Among the Indians. For the past ten days Dr. Ralph H. Ross, special physician in the em ploy of the Indian bureau, has been at the Bismarck Indian boarding School investigating eye conditions among Indian pupils at the institu tion. Dr. Ross is employed by the bureau of Indian affairs Washington, D. C., principally for the purposes of investigating, operating and treat ing cases of trachoma among the In dians of Nebraska, Wyoming, North and South Dakota. The educational propaganda regard ing trachoma in the Indian tribes of the United states has, under the efficient administration of the present commis sioner of Indian affairs, Hon. Cato Sells, received new life and impetus. Mr. Sells believes the Indian "should march side by side with the white man during all the years to come" and, as the abilitv to do this depends to a great extent upon his health, so every thing possible it now being done to improve the health and sanitary con ditions under which he has been liv ing. A few years ago it was seen that trachoma was one of the most preval ent diseases the Indian had to contend with that, although not fatal to life like tuberculosis, still, as it caused blind ness in over one-half of the untreated cases, it not only diminished the In dians efficiency but made him a non earning, helpless ward of the govern 33. n^iit-*"'h "friwf 1 Arfjjrr^ifr^T 1TV aiTmmtfftitf'fiMK'Tr'ialT- .im ment But the health campaign that is now being relentlessly waged by Commissioner Sells, through the spe cial physicians, among all the Indian tribes is bound to bring good results and eventually exterminate this men ace to the American Indians.—Bis marck. N. D. Daily Tribune. Indian Agent Protests On Liquor Sales At Waubay Waubay, S. D., March 20.—Superin tendent E. D. Mossman, of the Sisse* ton Indian agency, has addressed an open letter to the business men of Waubay, protesting aginst the sale of liquor to Indians of the Sisseton age necy, by the Waubay saloons and stat ing if the practice is not stopped he will withdraw all deposits of Indian money from the Wauay banks, and refuse to give orders for supplies to Indians to be filled at the Waubay stores. He states the liquor habit is gaining a hold on the Indians in his charge because of the looseness of the Waubay salooumen in selling to Indians and that he is handicapp ed in offsetting the influence of Wau bay saloons because of the distance from the agency, and because the In dians are citizens and his influence over them is largely that of an adviser. Lane Would Oust the Indian Bureau. Washington.—Senator Lane Mon» day introduced a bill to abolish the present Indian bureau and replace it with a commission of tnree men se lected from five nominees chosen by a council of Indian committeemen uuder a board of directors and in structions to close up the nation's su pervision over Indian matters at an early date,—Daily Oklahoman.