Giving the Gospel to the Whites--Wood or Stone? --The Hauling--Election Day--The Laying of the Corner-Stone--The First Wedding-- Christmas 1902--An Important Camping Trip.
AUGUST 24, 1902. The day began with a carnal conflict and ended with a spiritual victory. At sunrise a wagon drove up to the house of the Interpreter and the driver said:
"Good-morning, Lucius. I understand you have big meetings over here every Sunday and last night I killed a beef. It is nice and fresh and I thought you would like to buy some for your dinners."
"You must excuse us," said Lucius. "We are Christian Indians and don't do any trading on Jesus day. You will have to sell to the white people."
At eleven o'clock we had our regular service. A bunch of cattle worried by numberless churchgoing dogs came in on the gallop and surrounded the arbor while the Indians were singing. As if by common consent every animal wheeled on the dogs, shook her horns and stood listening