The Acadian Brotherhood

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The Acadian Brotherhood
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THE ACADIAN BROTHERHOOD. The Acadian convention at Church Point, whereof some account was published on Saturday, was perhaps not so successful as an occasion for oratory as was expected. In other respects it was a good convention, and probably from the speech making point of view it would be considered a success among people of a race less given to oratory than our Acadian brethren. There is no question that the Canadian French turn out more accomplished speakers in proportion to numbers than the other families among us, even the Irish, whose talent runs somewhat in the same direction. The Acadian organization forms a large society, which we are happy to see is doing much to create a taste for historical study and to inspire the pioneer race with a desire for educational progress. It is pleasant to notion the growth of a true and patriotic spirit of emulation and progress among the French speaking people of the maritime provinces. We have our St. George societies, whose members trace their ancestry to England, the St. Andrews or North British societies, which preserve the memory of Scotland, the Irish organizations under the name of the patron saint of the green Isle, and the Loyalist society with its proud heritage. In this brotherhood of national societies within the nation, the Acadian organization deserves as good a place as any of the others.