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The Indian Advocate. You," said he to me, "pretend to bean apostle and to preach the doctrine of St. Paul, and yet you don't know this! Does not your doctrine seem to be more according to the flesh than the spirit?" There are different branches of this ancient and historic order of Benedictines, but this is the only one in which the original rule of the illustrious founder is observed to the let ter. With the other observances of this peculiai mode of life I am not sufficiently acquainted, and though I were, I have not sufficient time to refer to them. Suffice it to say that the day is divided up into a series of duties, with the strictest economy. Some are teaching, some walking about in deep meditation or kneeling in silent prayer before the altar, some working in the fields, some at various trades, some many miles away in the active work of the mission, but all always occu pied, and reflecting in their faces, withal, that spirit of peace which reigns unbroken and supreme. It is a wonderful life, for whose observance I cannot account for in any other way than by regarding it as the result of supernatural power. What a contrast to Mormonism! Well, I believe I can re main no longer a Latter-Day Saint. Their sanctity has in deed come kind of late in the day; but though I am a free man as yet, unfettered by the ties of matrimony, I fear 1 have not the courage to put on the manacles and chains of monastic life. Fain would I climb, but that I fear to fall, And as my courage fails me, I will not climb at all. I like a church; I like a cowl; T love a prophet of the soul; And on my heart monastic aisles Fall like sweet or pensive smiles; Yet not for all his faith can see Would I that cowled churchman be. Why should the vest on him allure, Which I could not on me endure? Yours, etc., J. j. C.