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T.H77 INDIAN ADVOCATE.
deduct all the non-Christian elemonts,
Jews, Mormons, savages and avowed
infidels, and there will very probably
not remain fifty millions of the non
Catholic population openly recognizing
the divinity of Christ.
This country is the only break in the
universal Catholicity of the New World.
But remember the wonderful history of
Catholic conquest in the United States
during the century just elapsed. At
its beginning there was one Catholic
for every hundred of population. At
its close there is one for every six or
seven persons.
Hard Work Crowned With Success
Indian Boarding-School Dedicated
Father Isidore's Letter.
Rev. Father Isidore Ricklin, 0. S. B.,
who has devoted his untiring energies
for the benefit of the Comanche Indians
for over a year,, beholds now his work
crowned with success. The new school
for the Kiowa and Comanche Indians
was dedicated on November 11th. I
C30 not refrain from giving an extract
of the good Father's letter, hurriedly
written at 11 p. m., after a hard day's
work :
St. Patrick's Mission, Anadarko, Okla.
Rev. and Dear Fatiiek : Everything goes on
well here ; fifteen children in school the first
week ; Sisters all very good ; work hard ; scrub
the little Indian girls from head to foot; on very
good terras with the agent; draw weekly rations
for the children that attend school ; feel happy
and co"tented, especially since the Sisters are
here. My best wishes to all.
We Are Not Americans, We Are
Columbians !
With the proudest satisfaction wo all
can look back on the "Columbus Day."
On that day there was no distinction
made in creed, color or politics. We
were all One in doing honor to our
Starry Flag, our glorious countrjr and
the greatest discoverer, Christopher
Columbus. But did it not strike you
that in spite of these great demonstra
tions of honor to Columbus, there was
still one drawback? Why is not his
name stamped upon our country? That
is the question, and it is no indifferent
one. Certainly all of us, wo, you, and
evorybody, would like to have things
called by their proper name. Then let
the boys and girls rgani.o clubs, and
call them "Young Columbians." Let
them send in thejr petitions to Con
gress, signed by ajl the club members.
Get up all the clubs you can, and have
them numerically strong. Congress
must listen, will-listen'. "We are not
Americans; we ark Columbians!"
shall be our mottO. Young Cat!,. Mnvnger.
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Pastoral Visits -of the Right Rev.
Theo. MeerscKaert.
The Right Rev". Bishop loft Guthrie
on Sept. 8th, for the Eastern Missions
of the Territory. "Qn Sept. 11th, he
dedicated a new, church at Eufaula,
Creek Nation, with the following inter
esting incident:
The Catholics are in great minority
at Eufaula; still Rev.Fr.". Kotcham has
succeeded in building a church there,
and had everything arranged for a
great celebration on the 11th, which
was to be presided over by the Right
Rev. Bishop, the fame of whom as an
orator had preceded" him; hence, all
looked forward to the event -with pleas
ant expectation. The ceremonies were
to begin at 10 a. m. Now, the Methodus
Preachers made all arrangements for
their services to le held exactly at
10 a. m. also;, fine music was provided m
to entertain churqh goers. God, how
ever, moved his little finger, and all
things turned for the best; during
the night preceding the celebration it
rained, and on the morning thereof it
was very muddy. At 10 a. m. only a
few people came to the Methodist
church, and those reporting that the
whole town was going, to the Catholic
celebration ; whereupon the leading
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