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The Indian Advocate.
has a right to 320 acres of land. May the Great Spirit be their guide. i8 Every one who is trying to lead a good life should try to lead a winsome and courteous one. By abandoning gentle ness of disposition and graciousness of word and deed, we throw away means of growth and an effective weapon. Coarse Christians little know how often they play into the enemy's hands. "Charity thinketh no evil," much less repeats it. There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart: "Never believe anything bad about any body unless you posit ively know it is true; never tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary and that God is listening while you tell it." One sentiment fills our heart at the beginning of the New Year. It is voiced in the greetings of the season happiness. Thousands and millions of people wish one another a "Hap py New Year" and we, too, join in the chorus and wish our many friends and benefactors and our enemies (if we have any) the choicest blessings of Heaven in this new year of Grace. The primary duty of all those who are charged with the education of the young, is to see that their religous instruction is sound and complete. We may close our eyes to deficiencies in other branches, but the importance of this matter is too great to admit of any excuse. And let parents and masters and those who have charge of souls realize the heavy load that has been laid upon their shoulders. They are ever liable, in the hurry of life, to forget obligations and duties that are not brought before their eyes in some striking and practical way: but let them remember that the Almighty, who has entrusted i