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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE. our missions depends upon the successful expansion and acti vity of this society. Last year it contributed $25,937,55 but the ambition and hope of its promoters is that it will reach a membership of 800,000, with a revenue of 200,000. "The American Federation of Catholic Societies" announce it as its first national issue; the "R. K. Central Verein" and the "League of the Sacred Heart" have likewise taken it up as one of their special works. A movement full of promise and worthy of all commenda tion is the formation of the Marquette League" composed of some of the most prominent and philanthropic Catholic lay men of New York City, which is to be an auxiliary to the a bove society. By making the scope of action more compre hensive, they appeal for chapels, the support of missionaries and catechists and hope by persistent and aggressive agita tion in press by leaflets and on the platform to reach the classes who are disposed to give more than the pittance of twenty-five cents. Its battle-cry is "Ad Majorem Dei Glori am" and its countersign "national reparation for a 'Century of Dishonor.' " By establibhing councils in all large cities it designs to reach .ill Catholics in tie note projprrcus walks of life. What of the Indian's future? The Indian's attitude to the Church runs through the whole history of American coloni zation, and is to-day as pervasive as ever. By inherited in stinct and unbroken tradition he is a Catholic. The mere wcrd "Blackrobe" was to the Indian ever a magic to conjure with, the uplifted crucifix in his hand the most potent of ta lismans, the Great Prayer, as he termed Holy Mass, an open sesame to his devotional nature; and that wonderful soul, schooled in hardship, disciplined to poverty, habituated to privation, and always radiating a consuming love for souls can we wonder that in the eyes of the poor Savage he a lone possessed the indubitable credentials of being the ac credited messenger and servant of the Great Spirit?