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The Indian advocate. ([Sacred Heart, Okla.]) 1???-1910, August 01, 1904, Image 5

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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE 246
appeal $2,634. 10
From the Association of the Holy
Childhood 3, 862.76
From the Preservation Society 25,937.55
A total of $32,434.41
The remaining portion of the $140,000 yearly school ex
penditures, was furnished in part from the annual Lenten col
lection, but chiefly by Mother M. Katherine. This year the
Bishops having Indians in their dioceses received a larger al
location from the Lenten collection than at any time since the
withdrawal of Government aid from mission schools, and the
purpose of the Commission for Indians and Negroes is to
augment each year, as more funds become available for the
schools, the allocations to the Bishops until they will even
tually receive the whole amount of the Indian portion, of the
annual collection.
Since Jan. 1, 1904 the Bureau has received $236.40 from
the Ludwig-Missions-Verein of Munich, Bavaria. As many
of the Indians are still pagans, there seems to be no reason
why the most reverend incorporators of the Bureau should
not make application to the Society for the Propagation of
the Faith for a specific annual allocation in favor of the Ca
tholic Indian Mission Schools.
The receipts of the Bureau for 1903 noted here, show a
gain over the receipts for 1902 of $2,241.55, and the prospects
for 1904 are more encouraging than they have been at any
previous 'time. However, the problem of providing ade
quate support for the schools remains unsolved.
Some of the schools solicit private contributions, and, in
view of their necessities, it would be somewhat unreasonable
to object to this method of obtaining help, provided the re
presentations made by them were correct in all particulars.
It is evident, however, that indiscriminate soliciting on the
part of missionaries and others who tour the country for this
purpose in behalf of their particular missions and institutions

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