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334 THE INDIAN ADVOCATE.
industrions, self-contained, kind to their families, solicitous for the welfare of their children, eager at all times to do their best according to the light they possess and the opportuni ties afforded them in their environment. They are fairly good material for citizenship. At no distant day they will be admitted to the franchise and cease to be wards of the national government. For the "Advocate.'' j Good Night. j God-night to all the worldl there's none Beneath the "over-going" sun, To whom, I feel, or hate, or spite And so to all a fair good-night. Would I could say, good-night to pain, God-night to evil and her train, To cheerless poverty and shame That I am yet unknown to fame! Would I could say, good-night to dreams, That haunt me with delusive gleams, That through the sable future's vail, Like meteors, glimmer, but to fail, Would I could say, a long good night, To halting, between wrong and right, And like a giant, with new force, Awake, prepared to run my course! But time o'er good and ill sweeps on, And when few years have come, and gone, The past will be to me as naught, Whether remembered or forgot. Yet let me hope, one faithful friend, O'er my last couch, in tears shall bend; And, though no day for me was bright, Shall bid me then, a long good-night. G. M. CI.