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satisfaction, are detained in the flames of Purgatory till they
have paid their debts. Now his Procurator has owed me a
hundred crowns these two years past, and I am not yet paid.
So that is just the reason why I thought myself authorized to
place the Abbot in my Purgatory. I assure you, my Lord, 1
will leave him there forever, unless your Lordship will have
the goodness to see me paid. The Prelate and all who were
present could not help laughing at this singular justification.
The complainant himself could not object to the demand thus
made; he acquitted himsetf with a good grace, and ordered his
Procurator to pay the hundred crowns. The Sculptor, on his
side, modified the figure in Purgatory, and represented it as
cending to Heaven, like a' Soul which has fully satisfied the
justice of God.
IjSTDIAJST territory population.
THE United States supervisor for the Indian Territory gives
the following estimate of the population for the year 1900:
'Total population of the Indian territory, 400,000; Cherokees,
30,000; Cherokee freedmen; 4,000; Creeks, 10,000; Creek freed
men, 5,000; Choctaws, 15,000; Choctaw freedmen, 4,150;
Chickasaws, 6,000; Chickasaw freemen, 4,500; 'Seminoles,
2,000. Benecas, Wyandottes, Shawnees, Peorias, and other
smaller tribes, 2,500; white citizens and negroes, not citizens
of any Indian nation, 314,000.
The only way to shine, even in .this false world, is to be
modest and unassuming. Falsehood may be a thick crust, but
in the course of time truth will find a place to break through.
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