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The Indian advocate. ([Sacred Heart, Okla.]) 1???-1910, March 01, 1903, Image 20

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84 EDITORIAL.
It is hard to personate and act a part long, for where
truth is not at the bottom, nature will always be endeavoring
to return, and will peepout and betray herself one time or
another. A poor show for hypocrits.
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I distrust, writes Emile Souvestre, both the intellect and
the morality of those people to whom disorder is of no con
sequence who can live at ease in an Augean stable. What
surrounds us, reflects more or less that which is within us.
The mind is like one of those dark lanterns, which in spite of
everything still throws some light around us. Hour tastes
did not reveal our character, they would be no longer tastes,
but instincts.
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1 t is a great and sweet thing to shake off restraint and be
one's self. This state is considered a kind of independence,
and all that sort of thing. But it isn't. It is just plain, sim
ple, everyday human naturalness. If you want to smile, go
ahead and smile. If you want to cry why bellow. It's your
right and it will show that you have a soul. Of all fearful
creatures on the face of the earth, deliver us, O Lord, from
the disciples of affectation. We meet them everywhere the
male specie and the other kind. They simper according to
the laws of etiquette and look doleful when Mme Fine Man
ners gives the cue. What of it? Oh! nothing particularly,
only woman are at their best when they are just women, and
men are most interesting when they are men not puppets.
Mme Qui Vive.
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At the semi-annual meeting of the Executive Board of
American Catholic Federation, Father Ganns made a stirring
appeal in behalf of the Indians under the care of the Catholic
Indian Bureau, and as a result the Board decided to issue an
urgent appeal to all the federated societies to contribute to
the support of these schools. Father Ganns also reported
that the Catholic Indians of the West have in active operation

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