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The Indian advocate. ([Sacred Heart, Okla.]) 1???-1910, April 01, 1902, Image 25

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The Indian Advocate. 121
officer complained of her innocent duplicity. "Well, what
would you have me to do? I would do as much for you, and
I wished to spare you the pain of arresting him."
An unfortunate government agent had offended her dioce
sans, and his house was already surrounded, when Sister Ro
salie heard of the trouble. At once on the scene, she began
by scolding the rioters; told them she was ashamed of their
conduct, and induced them to return to their work. When
she used to speak of the troubles of 1848, she would say: "I
believe that if you had gone down to hell those days, you would
not have found a single devil there. They were all on our
streets;. I shall never forget their features."
At the beginning of these troubles, many wives brought
their husbands to Sister Rosalie to keep them out. of harm's
way. Some days after, the police visited her house, but ex
cused themselves, saying that they did so merely for form's
sake; that they did not expect to find any arms concealed
there. "You would be much mistaken," she said; "we have
lots of them," and she handed over a large number of mus
kets she had taken from her prisoners.
"For fifty years I have served you and your children," she
cried, when the mob rushed into her parlor in pursuit of an
officer who had taken refuge there, and for whose life they
clamored, saying that they wished to kill him in the streets,
not in Sister Rosalie's house. "For all the good that I have
done you, your wives and your children, give me this poor
man's life," she continued, on bended knee; and her petition
was reluctantly granted. Among the prisoners taken was one
whose little daughter attended the sister's school. General
Cavaignac called shortly after to see Sister Rosalie, and he was
forthwith conducted to the class-room and the little girl
brought to see him. "My child," said she, "this is a gentle
man who, if he wish, can give you back your father." At
these words the child fell upon her knees, and in a voice bro
ken with' sobs, cried out: "O, my good sir, give me back my

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