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299 THE INDIAN ADVOCATE. in the Mission Indian's life. Of course, as the women dance with women and the men only with men, the dancing is in itself not wrong. On the contrary it is even more chaste than the modern round dances. However, the promiscuous meeting of Whites, Mexicans and Indians is objectionable. In fact, the social condition of the Indian is unsatisfactory. The Mission Indians are a aligious people. They are Catholic in their hearts. There are chapels and houses of worship everywhere. The cross and rosary, the pictures of the Saints and the crucifix are in their homes, on their per sons and upon jtheir cemeteries. They will approach the sacraments, and they will call the padre when sick and in danger of death. Their will is good; th y desire to be fol lowers of Christ and I am sure, had they not been so awful ly neglected many of them would be better Christians and the various missionary perversions brought on by well-paid Protestant missionaries, would be less numerous. The Catholics of the United States owe it to God and to their Church to contribute to their home missions and mis sion schools. May God awaken zealous missionaries that His neglectqd children of the forest may also attain salva tion. Rcik B. Florian Hahn C. P. P. S. A TRUE INCIDENT. The still form of a little boy lay in a coffin surrounded by mourning friends. A mason came into the room and asked to see the lovely face. "You wonder why I care so much," he said, as the tears ran down his cheeks, "but your boy was a messenger of God to me. Orfe time I was com ing down by a long ladder from a very high roof, and found your little boy close behind me when I reached the ground. He looked up in my face with a childish wonder and asked frankly: 'Weren't you afraid of falling when you were up so high!' And before I had time to answer, he said, 'Ah, I know why you were not afraid, You had said your prayers this morn ing before you went to work.' I had not praytd, but I never forgot to pray from that time to this, and by God's blessing I never will."