The American Missionary — Volume 42, No. 06, June, 1888 eBook

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president, holds regular evening meetings, with temperance songs, recitations, dialogues, essays and speeches, for entertainment and instruction.  The regular meeting occurred the evening I was in town, and I greatly enjoyed the exercises.  Carolina Mills was proposed for {166} membership, and a committee of three appointed to “investigate and report.”  The report was “favorable,” and read in regular order and adopted.  The candidate came forward to take the pledge, and proved to be a young man of genuine African descent.  The entire programme was rendered with great credit to all concerned.

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THE INDIANS.

LETTER FROM AN INDIAN CHIEF IN DAKOTA.

My Dear Sir:——­Will you Please I have got your letter and I was vey glad—­and vey Good letter—­and I tell My Indian friends all good men and We are vey glad to see your good paper.  And, Now, We Mandans Indian We are maken houses this River south sides and We are farmes And we have Great fields—­and We like Vey much the White man Ways—­and We are White mans—­and We are a Friends to the White, and We hear much talk of you and we are good Indians Mandans.  We do not do foolish to the Whites, and We are a good Friends to the Whites——­And now I wants to know the Great Fathers Wishes to us.  Please good tell me the Great fathers what he say to us—­When you get this letter Please Write to me Yery soon.  Good buy—­

  I am Very your truly friends,

  MR. WOLFE, Chief.

  Fort Berthold West, 30 miles from here I live and have 16 acres and
  I am glad.  I have a cow, 6 horses, a wagon, a plow.  I have three
  houses and a store.  I live south side this River.  Yours,

  MR. WOLFE, Chief.

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THE CHINESE.

  EVANGELISTIC WORK.

It is now nearly five months since our evangelists went forth, and the record of their work, if I had both grace and space to give it in graphic detail, could not but interest the readers of the MISSIONARY.  Chin Toy was to labor in our more northern missions, viz., Stockton, Sacramento, Marysville and Oroville, and Loo Quong was to go south to Santa Barbara and San Diego and certain other cities where Chinese had congregated, but in which there appeared to be none to care for their souls.  Subsequently another brother entered the field, Yong Jin, laboring first at Santa Cruz, and now at Tucson, Arizona.

The intention was to give one month of service at each mission, and one gratifying feature of our experience has been that at no point has this {167} one month been deemed sufficient.  In every case an urgent plea has come for a longer visit and a larger work.  In some cases, as with Chin Toy in Sacramento, and Loo Quong at San Diego, it has been necessary to yield to these appeals.  The work needed could not be fulfilled in the month assigned.  But in general we have adhered to the original plan, so as to cover the whole field.

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