Excerpt:very good feeling among the people in general regarding us, and what we represent. And many are free to admit and comment upon the great change that the maories in particular who have embraced the gospel have under- gone through our teachings and labors. The Latter Day Saints and their religion seems to be getting better understood and more kindly looked upon. Since first of July, I have visited and held conferences and other meetings in Wai- kato, Hauraki,
Excerpt:view of economizing our time, and introdu- cing a more systematic and progressive course, and thereby perchance make better progress. Since its issuance I have heard from a number of the Elders, who have fully endorsed the move, and expressed themselves as having felt, for some time, the need of a more thorough and systematic plan being adopted. Elder Andrew Smith Jr., whom I men- tioned in my letter dated April 10th, is 33 years of age, and has labored in the miss- ion since Sept. 1895 energetically and satis- factorily ...
Excerpt:a great blow, as he was a great support in those parts and much respected by many without, as well as the saints. Another great chief of the Manauatu district, has also died recently. He had formerly belonged to the Church but been excommunicated. A number of the Elders and many Maoris, have a burning itch. When nothing else presents itself they fill in the time scratching. 'Tis very annoying indeed while it lasts, but wears off in time. Aside from this the Elders are,