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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE
"But who is Jesus Christ?" asked the soldiers, with
great earnestness. '
And Longinus, taking the opportunity, gladly instructed
them in the truths of Christianity. They had eyes to see
and ears to hear, and the seed of the Gospel fell upon good
ground. i i
"We will not arrest you." said they, "for, behold, we,
too, proclaim ourselves Christians. Let us go to the Gov
ernor, confess Jesus Christ, and, if necessary, die for Him."
Proclaiming the praises of the Crucified Redeemer, they
returned to the praetorjum, ,where all three were beheaded,
and obtained the martyr's crown.
Catholic Indian Schools.
I. ST. LOUIS' INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL
For Osage Girls.
St. Louis' Industrial School, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, was
opened October io, 1887, by the Sisters of St. Francis, of
Glen Riddle, Pennyslvania, in a most humble and unpreten
Four zealous and self-sacrificing Sisters were sent to under
take to educate and civilize the children of the Osage Tribe.
The Reverend Father Stephan, of holy memory, accompanied
the Sisters from the East to their new home. A stop was
made in Chicago to purchase furniture, as nothing of the kind
could be procured on trie reservation.
On reaching Pawhuska, the capital of the Osage Nation,
..and their future home, the Sisters found their dwelling only
partially constructed. Mrs. Patrick Rogers, a full-blood
Osage, whose husband was a native of Ireland, kindly offered
them hospitality which they gratefully .accepted.
Freight was exceedingly slow in transit in those days and
while waiting for their furniture they used a soap box for a
dining board, and their table service, which was of tin, con
sisted of four cups and four plates. They had no knives, forks,
nor 'spoons. Three brick's "served for a stove and an old lord