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V. - 150 THE INDIAN ADVOCATE guarded, vice to be routed, charity to be dealt out with gentle kindness, yes, and as is made evident by a glance at this fair array of ladies whose gracious presence lends a distinctive and delightful charm to your banquet-hall this evening, you can find, too, in your own wives and daugh ters and sweethearts, queens of beauty as lovely and as loving as ever smiled approval on valiant champions in days gone by. They, I am confident, will encourage your onslaught on all the forces than make for corruption and uncleanness in public and private life, on graft and bri bery, and the unspeakable white slave traffic; on immoral books and the lewd in art and the immodest in fashions; on the yellow journal, the indecent poster, and the sug gestive post-card; on the vicious drama, the degenerate nickel theatre, and the erotic moving picture, or any and all influences antagonistic to the true and pure and sweet in American life and conduct. Just one word in conclusion. The most devoted patrio tism need not adopt as its maxim: "My country, right or wrong." Its better profession is: "My country i with all thy faults, I love thee still," or that old time knightly de claration, "I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not honor more. " Even the sun has its spots, and we must needs confess that, as to certain matters, it is only in a Pickwickian sense that this can be called the land of the square deal. Personally, I have both an abiding faith in the victorious permanence of American democracy and a strong confidence in the essential fair-mindedness of the non-Catholic American public, so strong a confidence that I look forward not only to the day when our co-religionists in this country will be freed from the oppressive bur den of an unfair double educational tax, a burden which so good an American as Archbishop O'Connell of Boston publicly styles "nothing short of outrageous tyranny," but to that possibly later, but surely coming, day when his Catholic faith will bar no worthy American from receiving the highest honor in the gift of his fellow citizens, a seat in the White House. As one means of hastening tha date,