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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE. not the Indian so 'mixed with the white race that it requires great mathematical skill to discover the exact amount of Indian blood in his veins, but the real semi-savage They glory in their blan kets and paints and well they may, are they not living in the Land of the Free? When worshiping the Great Spirit they leave all else aside, and in their simple way implore Him to bless their homes, papooses, and benefactors. I assure you, their respect and devotion during the services might be imitated even by our highly civilized Americans without detriment to their piety. An interpreter is occasionally had to repeat in Indian the able discourse of Fr. Isi dore. We may be far above these poor Indians intellectually, but I have not' the least doubt that many a prayer made by these untutored children of the plains rises with a sweeter fragrance before the great white throne than man' a finely phrased devotion of our's. The children in all number 9G, com ing from different tribes, i. c, Coraan dies, Wichitas, Caddoes, Delawares, Kiowas, and Apaches. Twenty-four children of the famous Geronimo's band are with the Sisters. Several children of the noted chief are among them. The story of this brave is too well known to need comment. The parents of the Apaches' children live at Fort Sill, about thirty miles from Ana darko, and their offsprings are very docile and industrious scholars in fact they give great satisfaction. The Sisters are seven in number, seemingly a very inadequate supply of teachers for such a large boarding school. But our Lord is their helper and protector, and all is accomplished. To be sure, play-time is not their's, dreaming is a luxury unknown to them. Let those critics who think the life of these angels of peace is one of prayer and play, visit a mission in the Terri tory, and I assure you their ideas will change. If they do not return home lost in admiration of the true Christian spirit manifested then I say they are incapable of feeling emotion. The spring of affection is dry, love of fellow-men they have not known. There are five schools in Anadarko for the Indians; two Government and three mission schools. There has been much endeavor on the part of the Government to take from the Catholic schools their children, but the Indians themselves prefer to be taught by the Sisters. He who the raging flood controls Far beyond human ken, Surely hath the power supreme to check The evil schemes of men. 0 may St. Patrick's Mission continue to prosper and the good work among the poor savages flourish! n. t. m. AN ESSAY ON MUSIC. HY PIlOKESSOIt I), a. geiikuk, o. s. II. What is music? "It is one of the seven liberal arts; the science of which treats of the properties and relations of sounds and principles of harmony." But who is there that can fathom its depth and in logical words express the effect it has on us? It is in truth, the language of the soul and the expression of the heart, which no more intellect uality is able to comprehend or direct. Therefore, of all the sciences, it truly is the more god-like, the most noble, and the grandest that can be cultivated by man on this earth. A fine statue or painting is pleasing to the eye, but music of all the arts, is alone capable of entering into the emotions of the soul, and giving har monious expressions to their lofty aspirations. As the guardian angel is constantly near us, guiding and protecting us, so music follows man through the various changes of life; from the bright dawn, when the sweet lullaby greets us to the grave when friends sing our last sad farewell.