THE rp-j^NOTic;-. ■ ,. 1 j- the lea ■ ■ ■ THE NEXT Catholic Ind Congress Will be held at PINE ! renj p re?arants i; , , Com . RIDGE Agency, on July 17 h 18th, and 19th. With the consent of Rt. Rev. : aild Rey , Fgther V ince Bishop Marty, this Congress will io , lili;rb order thev eutered tbe take place at Holy Rosa , nd lhe cboir , om p OSed of ■ in whit: il, ;■ .•., honing unite* . u I . . '. in their Holy Cathol — — —i — -■—»-.- -- ■-.• ■-- cnurcin ana tne cuoir composed 01 sion, and not at Bear Creek. | til6 lmUan } „, pilg b6ys aad All the Missionary Fathers and : , i;;ui , :(; , ( ; tosillg u Ecce : , ;: Friends of the Indians are here- 1 Tbe firgt .. S) twenty by most cordially invited, (wi,, P. John Jutz. S. J. receiving Holy Communion from the Bishop, during bite Mass a greal the oiiicr pupils and old In- dians participated the same bappi- ■ At the end of ".Mass ourRt. FORT T.OTTEN N. DAK. May. : THE 26th of Ma; festivity and greal Bishop ascended- the ahar and' gave Fort Totlen Indians, as it b'rouj , ; ; blessing which, during-! ou their midst th . !C ] | 1UU i( loved aad v:e J. Sbanley, D. i>. whota the\ months and - cepted by a number of Rock In i here ■ 'J bv .*• Co!. McLaughlin and Mr?. Ma Crainsie, botli ladies wh ■ former mis Reservation and are still devoted work e interest of the Sioux Indians, throughout North and South Dakota,. Monday the 25th, the Indians be- gan to camp around the Mission of Our Lady of ! in which church th'e c >ok place. 25th at 8 v. m. the Bishop arris'ed to the great jov of every one. Shortly after his ar- rival Mr, Canlield's school band se- • renated him - after which the pupils, of the Sisters' school offered their good Bishop their gTeetings, to which he responded in most Paternal words, showing the deep interest he takes in. his Fort Totten children. The programme for Tuesday the. 26,, -was as follows — .Mass at (5 ,\ it. by •iher Vincent, 0. S. B. Pas- evil's Lake City. At 7 a. M. •by our Rt. Rev. Bishop and the High >ur .Pastor Rev. Father Jerome, O. S B'.. Before their lives rath' ftlFtBfu] CO (t. aftecr a frii all dispersed, 1I1 dians started For , EBNES, 0. S. B. . of the Sioux I . refill to the minds 61 ■ • !' bur 1 ■ >efore\ J i - itit little ehfld reu, who for the first time ha oipated in the food of angels, the Body, aad Blood »£ our deal and Savior Jesus Christ, the person of til*.; Blessed Trie ■.who where about to receive in the Sacrament of Confirmation, t Ghost, the Third Person of th ed Trinity. The Bishop's words of welcome, addressed to our brother tiie Standing Rock In to rejoice with us, were, especially, most-touching and paternal. After the sermon the Sacrament of Confirmation was administered ■ to o:ie hundred and fourtv persons. Tbe ceremony beiug finished all left the church mi it-. ■■ as they had entered a«id walked m proces- sion to the priest's hous'e. At, three o'clock the same afternoon our good Bishop left us. The Standing Rock -Indians and all the Indians of were still camped around the mission and held their meeting Wednesday the 27th. ft commenced and ended . of tin : ; : oertaiu will be received and kept in every house, -as a precious remem- ' the life of ■ ut was tn the! Indians are deeph l,is frieuds ' S. B. was bo'ri lieini, Alsace. if seventeen .he I try for America New-York Jum . . of labor Feeling an attra li-. awaited , : ■ ' work for the gloi} of .God' 1 salvation of souls, he •entered th< nsscattere novitiate of St. Benedict's Order .jka-V June 29, 1870, where I fession June 29, 1871 an ced his solemn vo . 'ioned Catholics two years later he was :■ ,.,11 the congregation walked by the singing of a hymn in which priest May 28, 1877 and send tl ■.•■ ilaces but, . Uv the place most dear, to his heart, bis Fatherland; whore he bless- In : • and only ■ look ou lerished aon, as a priest . er 4, 1889 Rev. Father 11 ii i 0. S B. too - Missions where he bra been exercising ins zeal and ■ feedn 3j op to the .tulate the people, of Woort- socketfoi having in their midst so holy a. pj Friend. Lev. Father Claude Ebner i stioti with the Indians for the waver lost interest and has always continued by his no) -i helping hand in the work of their Christianization. This is but a mere sketch of the life of tl poor the Father of the orphan, ' the afflicted, the most ".■■nbful friend to d •ppiness of knowing i \ especially those who need has so often expen ■:■• ' . name's day is ■ •I viot, not being it week ei id arrival , ing Rock Indians, open air moe; for Father ■ -. we trust not t. wish him many bapp.. returns. RRS' SCHOOL, FORT TOTTEN, N. DAK. MAY 29, 'SfJ. atie Reedy, iding Rock, N. fid: — I know that you will be m ething about the grand feast we have had at Fort Totten a few ago. Last Sunday, the 24ttiinst. the Indians from Standing Mist vi time for kss. You may think how pleased and surprised I was to see Mrs. Cramsie and Mrs. McLaughlin iso undertook such a tiresome journey- After Mass, those poor people who had been traveling all week, started again for the old Mis- sion, St. Michael's, where there ioiXT hundred Indians id, they did not come back till the following day. Every one fed to see Mrs. Cramsie and Mrs. McLaughlin. Monday eve- < about, 8 p. m. our dear | Rt, Rev. J. Shanley, 1). D. whom we had be hrg all af- ii in arrived. The same evening itertained him in our school- room) for a short, time, with our childish ■ of which our Bishop is that he went to see the Pope, and that the Pope had ■ .ii be our mid give us at the end of '■■ . • .! day. Tuesday morning there were th iv" m: ises, one at six, one at seven and one at ten o'clock, the last by oui Rev, Fa- ther Jerome 0. S. B. , "We had a proces sion around the church before Mass and after Mass St. Joseph's Society went Sri an St. Mary's Society and the first Communicants, followed by the ftlass we had a nice set- hop, after which we re- ceived the Sacramento* Confirmation to the number of one hundred and foity. We had very unwillingly to bid good- at fcbree o'clock oi-noor: same day. Wed tbe Indian ration, who had also camped near the school with the (Standing Rock people, held their meet- ing on the prairie. It was so very warm : efore they fii m came on and the go ii storrn ceased they returned to their ■ re free to go to all the shake hands with our friends Thursday morning the Standing Rock Indians visited our school, we bade them good-bye and they started on their long journey the same day. Mrs. Cram sie and Mrs. McLaughlin did not leave before Saturday. It would have pleased me very much dear Katie, to meet you also but, let us hope that we may have leasUre one day and very soon. Your affectionate little friend Imelda. THE SACRED HEART SCAPULAR. A Father in the Seminary atPondicber- ry. India, gives this account of his per- sonal experience with the Scapular of the Sacred Heart. Some years ago the cholera was raging at Pondicherry. I had some Scapulars of the Sacred Heart which I had re- ceivedfrom a missionary. The thought came to me of fastening them on th- doors of the houses of the Christians. From that day there were no cases of cholera in these houses. But the good- ness of the Sacred Heart does not limit itself to Christians. It protects all who place confidence in it. A pagan child that comes to the Se. urinary had often begged me for a Sca- pular of the Sacred Heart. Fearing a profanation of it, i hud always refused. But one day, moved by his child-like pleadings, I gave him one. after explain- ing in a few words the mystery of our Lord's love for men. The child took the Scapular home and hid it through fear of his parents. Shortly after he was at- tacked by the cholera and given up by the doctors. Then he thought of the Scapular ho had secretly hidden. Taking advantage of a favorable moment, he dragged him- self to the place where the Scapular was, laid it on his breast, ai.d with great con- fidence begged the God of the CI for that health which his own gods could not give him. lat instant, the malady ceased, his strenght came back little by little, and in a few hours he was out of danger. These facts I learned from him when he came, in his gratitude, to thank me and iff the Sacred Heart had cured him. THE ROSARY AT THE THEATRE. Napoleon I., in the height of his prosperity was one night at a thea- tre in Pans attended by a page, the young Prince of The eves of the Emperor roamed .bsent-mind'ediy around the theatre and over the assemblage. Several times they were turned on tl - tedi rive mood and was giving but littk • to the passing sceue. ■ noticed that the young man persistent- ly kept his hands under the fur cloak iving upon his knees. Suddenly, he pluudged his under the cloak and seized the hands of the page, in which was a Rosary. At that time the Rosa- ry was not in very hiii'h honor, and the Prince expected an abrupt re- '•Ah! Augustus, 1 have caught you," said the Emperor to the young man, who was all confusion. "T gives me pleasure. You are above all these frivolities around us. You have a heart; some day you, will be a man." Returning him his Rosary, he said: •■•Continue, I will not disturb you." The wittnesses of this little adven- ture did not dare laugh at the words of the Emperor. The page who pray- ed so, did become a man! He died Cardinal Archbishop of Besancon and left in his diocese imperishable sou venirs of his piety and benevolence. One of the most efficacious ways of honoring our Blessed Lady is by membership in her Sodality. St. Ber- nard says: U A Child of Mary shall never perish." THE LITTLE DEAF AND DUMB PHILOSOPHER. 1 REMEMBER, says a Reverened Be- nedictine Father, that in 1860 I visited an institution for deaf mutes directed by Sisters. I took the liberty of ques- tioning a little girl eleveu years old. Among other things which were perhaps rather serious for her age, I asked this: "My child, what is happiness*" After a moment's reflection, she wrote out: "tt is the satisfying of ali of a man's heart." I said I was satisfied with the reply, but she alone— the little Christian phi- losopher—did not seem pleased with it. She looked thoughtfully at what she had written, and then all at once rub- bed it out and wrote in its place these words: 'Happiness is the possession of God with a pure heart." The celebrated Dominican preacher Pere Lacordaire, was dining one day at a hotel table in a provincial town. Near him was a Commercial traveler who spoke loud enough to be heard in every part of the dining-room. It was Friday, and after many witti- cisms against abstinence, bigotry, super- stition, etc., aimed at the priest, the iseTvittg that his words appear - littie effect, addressed the religious pointedly as he passed him a dish of omelet from which he had taken much more than his share, "For my part, mom - imeenngly, "1 make it a rule not to believe what I can- ■- I no hat reasonable?" ■ to the re- mnant of the oiu. : ! mestion- er had been considerate enough to leave, "do you understand how it is that the fire which makes iron and lead made these eggs hard!,, "Upon my word, I know nothing about it," answered the commercial traveler, puzzled by this singular question. "Nor I,'" answered the religious, "but I see with pleasure that that does not prevent you from believing in omelets." AN old man did not believe his wife could talk to him from a distance of five- miles. Walking up to the telephone fee shouted: "Hello. Sarah!" At that instant lightning struck the wire and knocked the man down, and, as he scrambled to his feet, he excitedly cried: "That's Sa- rah, every time!" Not long ago a man who had a small rent got a paint brush and. shingle and hung out a sign reading: "To Wrent." Everybody who passed by had a smile at the orthography, but it was three or four days before the owner ventured to ask of a butcher: ••Say, what on earth makes everyone grin at the sign?" "Why, its the spelling that gets 'em.". It was explained that the word "wrent" was not exactly in accordance with Webster's latest, and the speller went away mumbling: "Well, if they are so very particu'ar a- bout it I can change it." And he did. Within two hours there 1 was a new sign reading: "Two Let.