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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE.
trodden first by our forefathers in the
Faith, said he, and over 50 millions of
Catholics in the three Americas rise up
to-day and bless the name of Columbus,
In the afternoon the children of the
schools gave appropriate entertain
ments, and a solemn benediction closed
the day. m. M. Fui:iisTr..viii:it, A. 0. S. B.
COLUMBUS DAY PRO-GUAM.
Music Clayton's Grand March.
Raising and saluting the Flag. . ..By all the pupils.
Song "Speed our Republic." By all the pupils.
Recitation "What Columbus did not have to learn
when he was a boy By one of the pupils.
Columbus Song By all the pupils.
Address By one of the pupils.
Music "God bless our Home."
Recitation "The Ode" By one of the pupils.
Music "The Angel's Harp."
Drama "America, Spain, and Italy"
By three young girls.
Song "My Country 'tis of thee". .By all the pupils.
SONG OF COLUMBUS DAY. OCTOBER 21, 1892.
Contributed by the Youth's Companion.
Columbia, my land! all hail the glad flay
When first to thy strand Hope pointed the way;
Hail him who thro' darkness first followed the flame
That led where the Mayflower of Liberty came.
Dear Country, the star of the valiant and free!
Thy exiles afar are dreaming of thee.
No fields of the Earth so enchantingly shine,
No air breathes such incense, such music as thine.
Humanity's home! thy sheltering breast
Gives welcome and room to stranger's oppress'd,
Pale children of Hunger, and Hatred, and Wrong,
Find life in thy freedom and joy in thy song.
Thy fairest estate the lowly may hold, ,
Thy pooi- may grow great, thy feeble grow bold
For wortli is the watchword to noble degree,
And manhood is mighty where manhood is free.
0, Union of fjtates, and union of souls!
Thy promise awaits, thy future unfolds,
And earth from her twilight is hailing the sun,
That riscswhere people and rulers are one.
Visit of the "Pilgrim Fathers" to
Sacred Heart Mission.
D is aii Editor "Indian Advocath:"
Your readers, no doubt, will wonder
at this pompous title of the above head
ing; nevertheless the personages 1 am
going to speak about, are in every sense
of the word, "Pilgrim Fathers."
Not to say that (lie majority of them
helped years ago to plant the cross in
this then wild country, (the Celtic
Cross and the Shamrock are emblems
of Faith and nationality, and will con
tinue to be through every age.) 1 will
mention but two occasions, in which
these sturdy sons of Erin were the chief
instruments employed by Almighty God
to establish two flourishing congrega
tions, and endow them with churches
1 speak of Lehigh and Coalgate, two
mining camps in the Choctaw Nation,
God wilt that on the 1-lth of October,
1888, the newly erected church at Le
high should be swept away by the
mighty whirlwind! But nothing daunt
ed, they wont to work, and -paid the
outstanding debts, and built another
house of worship. Coalgate sprang up,
mushroom-like, and lo! the same
Pilgrim Fathers were there again, ready
to work, and pay for the erection of a
House of God! It was dedicated in
June 1S91, by Rev. Fr. Thomas.
But what renders those very men still
more conspicuous, and gives them more
right to be styled "Pilgrim Fathers"
of the Indian Territory, is the fact, I
am presently going to relate:
"Invited by the Benedictine Fathers
to assist at the dedication of Sacred
Heart church, Sacred Heart Mission,
Oklahoma Territory, they started in
time to be present on this solemn occa
sion. But, alas! they little thought of
the triajs they had to undergo.
"Satan, no doubt, was jealous, 'and so
he put every obstacle in their way to