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307 THE INDIAN ADVOCATE.
We pass through this world but once. Anything we can do, or any kindness we can show to a human being, let us. not delay it, nor neglect it for we shall not pass this way again. The soul of a child is a noble and precious field; whatever you sow or plant therein by good instruction, will bring forth frequently golden fruits which will afford to you a rich and golden harvest. Do not entertain a suspicious thought of your brother, for that takes away purity of heart. If you lived among the angels and gave heed to what was going on, many things would seem to you not to be good, because you do not under stand them. The New York World has looked up the Indian statistics and finds that there are more Red men in the country now than when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. It is hard to tell how many Indians there were in the country at the time of the first white settlement, as there was no way of counting them then; but the chances are,.they were not nearly so numerous as believed, and it may be true as the World finds that Red men are actually increasing instead of dying. The highest duty of Catholic parents consists in giving their children an education that will fit them not only for the present life, but which will prepare them for the life to come as well. Our public schools being irreligious, necessarily fail to develop the moral instincts of our children which all Catholics know to be of paramount importance. "What will it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?" are the burning words of the Divine Teacher of man kind and well worth the serious consideration of Catholic parents.