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The Indian Advocate.
the President has not done more for the Catholics, it is be cause we have not presented our claims to him in the proper light and under proper auspices. (Applause.) Out of the two hundred and seventy thousand Indians, J one hundred and six thousand are Catholics, and I hope, by the grace of God, as your society grows, that when you have your next annual meeting I will have a full-blooded Indian here to plead his cause as .a memer of the Federation. (Ap plause.) o o o The Working" Boy. A Benedictine Legend. "By virtue of this wonderful obedience St. Maurus performed the mir acle of rescuing St. Placidus from a watery grave." "O suffer the children to come unto Me And forbid them not!" He said; "For of such will My Heavenly Kingdom be, By such it is merited. Unless ye become like unto these Ye shall not have part with me:" As little ones crowded about His knees He caressed them tenderly. In every age great souls have heard This truth of the gentle Christ, Have treasured and pondered His sacred Word And freely sacrificed All things that our human hearts hold dear, Wealth, love and sweet liberty; Like little children to gather near The Teacher of purity. They tell a legend of other days, A quaint and touching rhyme; It breathes the holy, unworldly ways Of that well nigh forgotten time x When Benedict led his saintly band