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The Indian Advocate. 307
being. Selfishness, ill-nature, impure desires, unworthy mo tives indulged in secret, will steadily transform the finest lines of the face. We should be surprised if we knew how much we show ourselves to our fellow-men in the daily walk of life. The only way of having a face that speaks well of the spirit's course is to have the spirit pursue a course that writes a good record on the face. A committee of Indians was lately in Washington to pro test against the allotment in severalty of the lands of their I u trihp. and Tamps Risr-T-Tpart- has hppn plprtpd C.hipf nf thp Osacrp .D XIlUlcUlS 111 VJKlcUlUIUcl U1I a. 11 cUlll-cUlUUimtlL pictliUllll. J. lit: WUIK of the Dawes Commission, says the Columbian is not popular among the aborigines. In our treaties with them we promised as long as grass grows and water ran to respect their common ownership of the lands. The activity evinced by the faithful in practical works of religion is very cheering to the hearts of those who yearn for yf the establishment of Christ's dominion on earth. Pilgrim ages of great extent are celebrating the glorious event of the jubilee celebration of Pope Leo XIII. The pilgrimages of devout worshipers to the celebrated shrines of Lourdes and St. Anna have been unprecedented in point of numbers and enthusiasm, while the recent Catholic congresses have shown a marked advance on previous meetings in the earnestness and aggressiveness of their stand on the question of Catholic rights and the propagation of the faith. The great Congress of German Catholics at Mannheim (Baden) was very out spoken on the subject of Christian education and the readmis sion of all religious orders to Germany. Remarkable enthu siasm in the promotion of Catholic religious projects charac terized the convention, and this itself betokens a future of vig orous and successful endeavor on the part of the well-instructed and well-disposed Catholic masses of the empire.