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90 THE INDIAN ADVOCATE. cultured farmers, as the world calls them, there is more hap piness, more contentment than in the palaces of the rich. Fine dresses, stylish suits, all riches and pleasure can not make you really happy. These things are the gift of God, but they must not be the main object of all your work. Learn to be satisfied with your condition and your state of life. Turn your heart away from so many things that are in reality not neces sary for life. Think of your old parents, who were so plain, worked so hard, and still are perhaps healthier than you, and have accumulated more of the things of this world, than you. Don't be afraid of getting poor on account of living up to your religion, and don't be ashamed of your holy faith. Learn to put your whole confidence in God, as St. Joseph did, and God will protect you. Work, but work with a holy inten tion of doing your duty toward God and your family. Be con tent with your work for such is the will of God, and God Almighty will bless your work from Him alone cometh all bountiful blessing in time and eternity. B. B. in St. An thony's Messenger. Wp wfi Wp '.:' . I Wish You Well. Despite the tales the cynics tell Whom does the busy world wish well? The sailor boy who leads the way By early learning to obey; The sailor lad, whose swift "Ay, ay!" Halts not to question when or why; The city boy, whose heedful grace Gives charm to every commonplace; The village boy, who makes his path Bloom with the loving skill he hath; The true lad everywhere, who wills To honor well the place he fills, And makes the house he dares begin Worth building sure and living in. To these the w'orld finds time to say, Amid the march of everyday: "Whatever tales the doubters tell, I wish you well I wish you well." 'rank Wolcott Ifutt.