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The Indian Advocate. 303
has filled the world with harmony and melody and He has given us ears with which to enjoy them, and if He has im planted religious elements in man, He has also given him the means of fitting culture. To the spiritual cry from within us, He has answered with Revelation and Truth. These are val uable arms in the hands of the true teacher. With these he can mould both the children of God and the children of the country. Let him, then, open his eyes that he may see be yond himself, and fulfill his high and holy mission as he should. A writer in the New Century recalls the following story told by Col. Dallas, of the regular army: Once, accompanied by two other officers, he was making a trip on horseback through a wild and lonely Section of the Rocky Mountains. The Indians were restless and in some places hostile, and the journey was dangerous. One day they encountered a band of mounted Indians, armed with rifles held ready for action. As j. they met both parties halted. The usual "How!" Cola!" of the friendly Indians was not uttered, and the officers felt a shiver of dread at this untoward meeting. Col. Dallas, how ever, noticed that most of the Indians wore scapulars and some crosses, and turning to his two companions he said: "Stay here and observe the result of what I do." Then riding for ward until within a few paces of the band he took off his hat and made the sign of the cross. The change that came over the demeanor of the Indians was sudden and startling. Their faces relaxed into a smile and with friendly cries they sur rounded him, each eager to shake his hand, for they had found 1 in that sign a white brother in the faith. They were Nez Perces and all devoted Catholics. It was some time before the other ' two officers could understand the magic that had effected such a transformation, but it was a lesson to them of the power of the Cross that they probably never forgot.