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249 THE INDIAN ADVOCATE also been instrumental in bringing about this change. Presi dent Roosevelt was the first President to recognize the right of Catholic Indians to be represented by those of their own faith, and his courage and sense of justice in appointing two Catholics on the Board of Indian Commissioners will ever be remembered with gratitude by his Catholic fellow-countrymen. That action of our President marked the turning point for the better in the tide of Catholic Indian affairs. It is gratifying to note the kindly attitude of the present administration toward every kind of mission work among the Indians. It is the policy of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions to ask for no favors, but to contend for what it considers jus tice and fair play; and it is a pleasure to be able to state that not only the President and the Commissioner of Indian Af fairs, but, with few exeptions, the officials generally seem to realize more than ever the importance of religion in the civi lizing of the Indian people, to appreciate the efforts ef all mis sionaries among them, and to give encouragement and grant privileges to all. Father Ketcham, in concluding his report, praises the fair ness to the Catholic Indian Bureau of the President, the Com missioner of Indian Affairs, the officials of the Indian Office, and various other Governmental officials. Two freshmen, just returning from college, boarded a train at New Haven. It so happened that on the seat in front of them sat an old Irish woman. Like all college boys they set out to have some fun. "Kid," said the first, "where are you going to spent your vacation?" "At Put in bay, I guess." 'Oh, I wouldn't go there; the Irish are as thick as mosquitoes.' At this the old Irish woman half turned. Then she thought better of it. "Well, where will you spend yours?" queried the second. "In Jersey," rejoined No. T. "Heavens!" the Irish are thiker Mian mosquitoes there I" The Irish woman boiled over. With farr red as beet gbe ex claimed: "Blast ye, y-z can both go to h 111 Yez won't foind no Oirfch therel"