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He devoted most of his remarks to the service that has been render
ed by the bacteriologist in preventing disease. Hon. C. H. Lugg, superintendent of public instruction of South Dakota, lectured on "The New Viewpoint in Education." He insist ed that educators had looked too much toward what the child would need when he left school, instead of his present needs while in school. Perhaps the popular lectures of the entire course were those of Dr. Craig Thomas, of the University of South Dakota, on "The Ministry of Birds" and "Children's Playgrounds.'' The Agricultural College of South Dakota sent us the following in structors whose work was up-to-date, live, interesting, and profitable: Dr. A. N. Hume, agronomy and Prof. J. W. Wilson, animal husban dry and Prof. C. Larson, dairying. Another valuable course of lectures was that given by Mr. Henry Behrens, of Rapid City, on "Bee Culture and Horticulture." Mr. Behrens told us more about the honey bee than we thought possible. Commissioner Sells, Dr. Francis, chief of the educational divison, and Inspector H. T. Traylor were present during the last week of the institute. Commissioner Sells gave one set address and led sev eral general conferences. He made strong pleas for temperance and industry in the Indian Service. His statements that "More vicious legislation pertaining to Indian affairs has been introduced in the present Congress than ever before in the history of the country" and "the meanest man on earth is the man with some Indian blood in his veins who tries to defraud his people for his own personal gain" provoked thought. A large part of his lecture was devoted to a de bate of the question: "Is the Indian a Vanishing Race?" The com missioner chose the negative ssde of this question, but some of his hearers were unconvinced, thinking that Mr. Sells had overlooked the factor of racial amalgamation, and expressing the opinion that because of intermarriage the Indian race would ultimately vanish. Dr. Francis and Inspector Traylor earned the title of "apostles of of cheerfulness." By their words and through example they induc ed everyone to see the folly of complaining and the wisdom of be coming boosters. Prof. Howard R. Driggs, head of the English department of the 10.