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202 The Indian Advocate.
rant of the teachings of the Gospel. So far they have nei- ther church nor school of any kind in their midst. A very miserable Indian hut about 10 feet:long, 6 feet wide and 5 feet high is the only place that serves as a chapel. Although left to themselves for so many years, and 'even spoiled by some miserable whites, still the better class among them is anxious to have a church, day school and priest. They intend to begin this year with building'a little church and room for the priest. About fourteen miles this side of Gila Bend Reservation is another settlement of Papagoe Indians. All of these show a very good will. They also intend building a chapel for themselves this summer. Besides all these there are other Indian settlements, especially at Casa Blanca, Sacaton Flat, Sacaton and Black Water, as numerous and as desirous of the Gospel as the Indians of St.' John's Mission. All these stations 'should have a much larger chapel, and at least one Catholic day school should be in the center of these missions, whither the parents could bring their children, as for some ' St. John's school is too far distant. It is very much to be regretted that means are wanting to realize these plans. All the above mentioned missions de pend entirely on private charity, i.'-e., alms collected here and there. It seems that the annual Iridian collection hafdly suf fices to keep up the old Catholic Indian schools in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, etc., which years ago were supported by the government. This diocese is so poor that so far no assistance could be obtained from it. Hence all readers of these lines are herewith kindly re quested to help, as far as their means and circumstances may permit, in accomplishing this'most noble work. And this so much the more as fhese Indians 'need not be sought, but are for many years seeking the fold of Christ. Church Progress.