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Missionary Journal of David Dee Phillips - Born January 5, 1882
Woodstock, Cape Colony, South Africa Mission
Includes entries April 5, 1909 - March 29, 1911

Father of Edward Virgil Phillips, and
Grandfather of David R. Phillips

David Dee Phillips  is also the father of Josephine (Jo) McBride Phillips (spouse: Darvil Burns McBride)
who are the parents of: Darvil David (Mac) McBride, Jon Robert McBride and Sally Jo McBride Porter Butterfield,
who are his grandchildren

 From a photocopy of his handwritten journal, furnished by my Aunt, Josephine Phillips McBride. 
(Transcribed by David R. Phillips)
 
Pages are numbered as found in his journal.  Evidently Grandpa Phillips wasn't big on punctuation, using periods or commas, or capitalizing words at the beginning of new sentences, but here I've taken literary license.  But what the heck, it was HIS journal and he can write it anyway he wants to!!  I am so grateful he kept one. 
He was 27 years old when he left on his mission.

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1.  April 5, 1909 - Bid good bye to loved ones and friends, started on my mission to South Africa.  Arrived in S.L.C. April 8 about noon.  April 9 - Left S.L.C. at 6:15 p.m. over O.S.L. Arrived at Ogden 7:40 p.m. and continued my journey over U.P.R.R.  Sat April 10 - Arrived at Rawlins, Wyoming 7:40 a.m.  Left for Cheyenne about 8:00 a.m. Sunday, April 11th.  Arrived at Omaha, Neb. at 8:00 a.m., had 8-1/2 hours layover.  Visited Council Bluffs and South Omaha Stock Yards.  Left Omaha at 6:15 p.m. crossing the Mississippi and Missouri rivers the same evening.  Monday, April 12, '09 - Arrived in Chicago at 9:30 a.m. stopping at the Majrishi Hotel.  Took in a few sights and went to the Majestic Theater a night with Brother F.A. Arnold from Salt Lake City.  Thursday, 13th '09, left Chicago from the La Salle St. Station at 2:30 p.m. after a stay of 29 hours. 

2.  Between Buffalo and Boston went through the Hussack Tunnel, the longest in the world.  April 14,'09 - Arrived in Buffalo, N.Y. at 9 p.m. Going from there over the NJ Central R.R. to Niagara Falls.  Saw the Falls from both sides of the river, also one of the great power houses, going down to the river bed 210 feet below in an elevator to where it was located.  Visited the finest museum I've ever seen in all my life going back to Buffalo.  Leaving for Boston at 9 p.m.   Thursday April 15,'09 - After traveling through some of the most beautiful country I've ever seen we arrived in Boston at 12:30 p.m.  Visited the old North and South churches and Fanure Hall, Boston Common Bunker Hill monument and several old cemeteries and Howard University.  They have a total of 106 buildings. Left Boston for Portland, Me. at 6 p.m. stopping at Smith's Hotel. 

3.  Friday April 16,'09 - Went down to pier to see the SS Dominion, the one I sail on for Liverpool.  Visited the birth place of Longfellow.  In the evening went to Keith's Theater.  Met a cousin whom I had never seen before who was there on a mission, Elder D. M. Layton from Clearfield, Utah.  Sat. April 17th, '09 - This is the day we sail.  The ship left the pier at 3:05 p.m. amid the cheers of hundreds of people.  The ship's cargo consisted of 95 second class passengers, 60 third, 110 hands, 4,500 bushels of grain, 50 cars of provisions, 500 tons of paper;, 25 cars of logs, 20 cars of lumber, 100 tons of flour and oatmeal, 8 cases of acetate of lime, 5 cars of blocks, 5 cars of shooks and splints, 4 cars of leather, 12 cars of sundries.  Sunday, April 18, '09 - Weather very foggy, held services 

4.  in the evening.  The speakers were Elders Jas. Thomas, S. Norman --- W. P. Monson and Jas. L. Barker.  Monday, April 19,'09 - Nothing unusual happened.  Tuesday April 20, '09- Sea is very rough and dense fog. Wed. April 21,'09- Sea very rough, heavy wind, many of company sick.  Thursday April 22,'09 - Sea very rough and heavy wind.  Friday 23,'09- Sea still very rough and heavy wind.  Sat. April 24, '09- Roughest sea and heaviest wind we have had. 

5.  Sunday April 25,'09- Sea calm and just a very light wind and blowing.  We held services in the evening.  The speakers were Elders S. Norman, Jas. L. Barker and W. P. Monson and Jas. Thomas.  Monday, April 26 - Sea smoother and fine weather.  Held concert in the evening, taking first myself in two double quartets.  Sighted land at 3 o'clock p.m., it certainly looking good.  Thursday April 27,'09 - Everything pleasant and everybody happy at the thought of landing.  We were landed at about 5:00 p.m. 

6.  April 27 - Sea smoother.  Passed along the Irish Coast, arrived at Liverpool 5:30 p.m.  Registered at Lord Nelson Hotel.  Went to a meeting held at Durham House.  Apostle C. W. Penrose gave the missionaries instructions, appointing those who were to labor in Great Britain to their various conferences.  Met Gail Pace (Note: Thatcher)  April 28,'09- With Elder Pace saw some of the sights and had dinner at the State Restaurant.  Went to the Merry Widow show at night. April 29,'09 - Went up to Morrcambe with Elder Pace and spent until the 2nd of May with him at Morrcambe and Lancashire and went to Preston for Priesthood meeting. 

7.  May 2 - Attended conference held at Preston.  Held three meetings, enjoyed them very much.  Had lunch with the saints and Elders in their hall.  May 3rd - Spent forenoon wandering through the parks in Preston.  In the afternoon went back to Liverpool, England.  Went to theater in evening.  May 4 - Went to Central Station, got my trunk.  Visited art gallery and museum of ancient relics.  May 5th - Purchased ticket to South Africa, cost $76.65 and purchased my books costing $15.08.  Went to theater in evening.  During day took my trunks out to Canada Docks.  May 6th - Went on board ship at 11:30 a.m.  Elders Jos. Y. Card and Earl Jackmann 

8.  went down to see us off.  Went out to ship on tender.  Stayed in the river until 6:30 p.m.  May 7 - Up at 7:30 - slept well, breakfast at 8:30 - several were sick.  Occupied state room #149 on SS Runia.  May 8th - Sea smooth in the Bay of Biscay.  May 9 - Sea smooth, warm, Church of England held services.  May 10 - Sea smooth, saw a great number of shark.  May 11th - Sea smoother, saw the game of cricket, England vs. Australia.  

9.  May 12 - Saw Canary Islands.  Passed between two of them.  Could see 2 cutters on same.  They seemed to be very rough and rugged. May 13 - Sea fair. went to concert given by the Corrick family, it was fair.  May 14 - Sea smooth.  Sports were egg and spoon race and tug of war.  Slept up on deck.  May 15 - Sea smooth.  Very warm, slept upon deck, rained very hard during  night.  May 16 - Very warm.  Church of England held services; sat up on deck and read all day. 

10.  May 17 - Still very warm.  Crossed the equator about 2 p.m.  Great sport today.  This was Father Neptune's day.  Everyone who has not crossed the equator is suppose to be thrown in the large, canvas, water tank.  They threw eight of them in.  May 18 - Sea smooth, very warm.  Concert by Corrick family in evening.  Very good.  May 19,'09 - Sea smooth, little cooler.  May 20th - Getting cooler.  Smooth sea.  Elders Chapman and Sagers got 1st and 2nd prizes for jumping.  Moving pictures by Mr. Corrick. 

11.  May 21,'09 - Sea smooth, getting cooler.  Tug of war, Scotch tram were Character Ball in evening.  May 22 - Sea Smooth.  Moving pictures by Mr. Corrick.  May 23 - Sea Smooth.  Church of England services held on deck.  May 24 - Sea smooth - Finished reading Great Truths.  May 25 - Smooth sea.  Inspected ship and officers quarters.  May 26 - Sea a little rough.  Can see sea weeds.  117 miles from Cape town at noon.  Have passed many large ships on voyage.  Can see part of 

12.  mainland, it certainly looks good.  Arrived in the harbor a 9:30 and cast anchor at 10:30.  Stayed on ship all night.  May 27 - Up early.  Passed the Government Integration offices.  Landed at 10:30 a.m.  Met Pres. H. L. Steed, Mrs. Steed and Elders Thos. R. Wilks.  Had dinner with Bro. Porter.  Went to bible class at night.  May 28 - Went out to Campo Bay on the tram car.  Very pretty place.  May 29 - Helped clean meeting house.  Visited museum and art gallery and park.  Went to street meeting 7:30 p.m. and Woodstock.  Did my first preaching at street meeting.  Went down to  

13.  Cape Town and held another street meeting.  Here we distributed 1160 tracts.  Visited Toots Schoors during the day.  May 30th.  Fasted, went down to prayer meeting and Sunday School.  After Sunday school went with Bro. Rackstraw to ---- and visited his brother.  Went to Y.M.C.A..  Heard the Rev. Mr. Baker lecture on the Holy Ghost.  Went back and had supper with Bro. Rackstraw and accompanied them to meeting where all we new Elders spoke.  Held Sacramental services.  After, came home and wrote letters.  May 31,'09 - Arose early and started over Table Mountain.  Arrived at top about 1:30 p.m. after a very hard climb.  Looking from 

14.  the top, one sees a most beautiful sight, the bay and Cape Town and suburbs.  It is certainly grand.  Ate lunch and started on over for Clairmont.  Saw the anvil rock and had our pictures taken on same.  Saw the larger reservoir 4,000 feet above sea level where Cape Town gets its water.  Went on down Skeleton Gorge, reaching bottom at 5:30 after going down one of the steepest mts. I ever went down.  June 1st,'09 - Been at the house all day fixing up things and helping boys.  June 2nd and 3rd - Went down to Cape Town and changed my money and came back.  Studied 2 hours, went out in evening and visited a family of investigators.  They were 

15.  Mrs. Harris, 3 sons and one daughter.  They tracted us fine, served cocoa and cakes.  Sang songs and played the phonograph after a very pleasant evening.  June 4,'09 - Fine day.  Helped Elders John S. Sagers and Lide Chapman get their trunks and books down to R.R. station - Went back up to dinner, then went down to station to see Elders off.  Elder Sagers going to Port Elizabeth and Chapman to East London at 8:00 p.m.  June 5,'09 - Helped Elder A. F. Murdock get off for Kimberly, leaving Cape Town at 11:30 a.m..  Came back, had dinner and went down and cleaned up the church, ready for Sunday.  Came back and stamped 500 tracts.  In evening, went down to Woodstock.  Held street meeting, 

16.  and from there, down to Cape town and held another street meeting.  Came home and ate supper.  Very tired.  It is now 11:30 p.m. - Feel pretty lonesome without the other boys.  Sunday June 6,'09 - Fast day.  Went to Sunday School until 12 o'clock.  From 2 until 3 o'clock went and administered to little Margie Jenkins.  At 3 o'clock held fast meeting until 5 o'clock - Went up to Bro. Wilson's for supper and visited until 7 o'clock and went to church at 7:30 and came home at 9 o'clock.  Monday June 7,'09 - Has been raining nearly all day.  Pressed one pair pants before noon.  Afternoon visited Mrs. Harris and Bro. Solano.  In the evening held 

17.  cottage meeting at Brother Rackstraw's, getting home at 10:15 p.m.  June 8,'09 - Nice, clear day but cold.  Had my first experience tracting from door to door.  Visited 27 different homes, distributed 52 tracts.  Had the door slammed in my face once.  Came home feeling good. Had lunch.  This is my second mail day.  Was very much disappointed in not receiving any mail, so laid down and went to sleep until supper time.  After supper, went down to Mrs. Oret's and held a cottage meeting, returning at 9:20 p.m.  Sat down and wrote a letter home and one to mother.  Walked about 9 miles today.  My feet are very sore and tired. 

18.  Wed. June 9,'09 - Rained all day so I couldn't go out to tract.  Have wrote two letters and studied the rest of the day.  Have been to our regular meeting tonight at the Hall, and practiced a quartet after for our social in honor of Elder Grow who is on his way home.  June 10,'09 - Pleasant day but rather cold.  Went out tracting in forenoon, 2nd day at it.  Met with good success. Studied in afternoon.  Went to bible class in evening and practiced a quartet after.  June 11,'09 - Pleasant day, went out tracting from 10 o'clock until 1 p.m.  Distributed 100 tracts.  Had 3 persons refuse tracts.  Been over spending evening with Mr. and Mrs. Cray Thomas, talking on the principles of the gospel. 

19.  June 12,'09 - Slept until 9 o'clock this morning, then had breakfast and went down to Hall to help clean it up and when we got there, Elder Wilks had it all done.  Came back and went down to Cape Town and took a good sweat bath, came back and had lunch.  Studied until 6 o'clock, had supper and went to street meetings.  Spoke at one, got home at 10  o'clock p.m.  Sunday, June 13,'09 - Very pleasant day.  Arose at 15 minutes to nine and fasted, went to Sunday School and from there up to Bro. Wilson's for dinner and music practice.  Came home at 5 o'clock and tried to go to sleep but couldn't.  Have 

20.  had a genuine old case of the blurs today.  I think if I had of had money enough and there had been a boat sailing, I would of quit the job. We have just come home from evening church.  Had a fine talk on the personality of God by Pres. H.L.Steed, and a good turnout, several investigators.  I have the itch until it is almost sending me crazy.  June 14,'09 - Nice day, didn't go tracting.  Elder Gil Grow came in before we were through eating breakfast.  He had come from Bloemfontaine on the SS Britian on his way home.  After dinner we walked down and saw the SS Britian, went on board.  Came home, had supper, then 

21.  went down to Bro. Martin's and met Mr. Goodham and Mr. Hunt. They are the gentlemen who are distributing the tracts against us.  June 15,'09 - Nice day, went out tracting this morning.  Came back at noon.  Received our mail today, 3 letters and 5 newspapers and have certainly enjoyed them.  Tonight we have had Elder Grow's farewell, songs, recitations, and speeches.  Had a very nice time.  June 16,'09 - First thing this morning after breakfast, Elder Grow and I went down to Wynberg and Claremont on the train.  Visited the old gentleman Ruck, the oldest member of the church in South Africa; was 

22.  baptized into the church in 1853.  Came back home at 1 o'clock, making a ride of about 24 miles.  Hurried around and went down to see Elder Grow and Brother Rackstraw to London.  Came home, had supper and went to our regular night meeting at hall.  June 17, '09  - Pleasant day.  Spent forenoon out tracting.  Came home, had dinner and studied a while.  Went downtown, came back and had my first experience developing photographs; developed 20.  Studied about 1 hour, had supper and went down to Bible class at the hall.  Came home at half past nine o'clock. 

23.  June 18, '09 - Nice day.  Went out tracting, had very good success.  Was run off once.  Came home at one o'clock, had dinner and developed and printed my first pictures and studied until evening.  Then out to cottage meeting at Mr. Orr's.  Spoke in meeting, came home at 9:30 very tired.  Saturday, June 19,'09 - Very pleasant day.  Stayed at home this morning and pressed suits of clothes and shaved.  Had dinner, stamped 500 tracts, went downtown, came back and went down to Woodstock.  Held street meeting and spoke.  Went down to Cape Town and held another street meeting.  Had several ministers opposing us and -- --- distributing dirty literature. 

24.  Stopped and talked with them a few minutes and the police came along and moved us along.  Came home about 11 o'clock.  Sunday-June 20 - Pleasant day.  Went to Sunday School in morning and went over to Bro. Porter's and administered to him.  From there up to Bro. Wilson's for dinner.  After dinner, sang a few songs and came home.  Studied a few minutes and went to sleep a while.  Arose and studied a while.  Had supper, went to meeting, held two meetings.  Went down to Bro. Martin's for an hour.  Monday, June 21,'09 - Nice day.  Went our tracting this morning, meeting with good success.  

25.  Came home with an awful headache.  Couldn't study so I laid down and went to sleep for about an hour.  Woke up and went downtown for a while.  Came home, had supper, didn't feel well enough to go out to cottage meeting.  June 22, '09 - Nice day.  Went out visiting friends this morning, and down to the docks. Met two of Elder Wilk's friends on board S.S.Galeka.  Came home at one o'clock and was very much disappointed at not receiving any mail from home.  Spent the evening with Mr. and Mrs. Watson.  Came home about 11 o'clock. 

26.  June 23,'09 - Arose at 5:00 a.m. and had breakfast.  Went down to docks to meet Elders Nelson and Mack from Safford and Pima.  Spent most of the day there but they did not arrive.  Came home, had supper and went to meeting and choir practice until 10 o'clock.  Went down to Bro. Martin's and administered to his little girl.  June 24, '09 - Arose at 15 minutes to 6 o'clock.  Had breakfast and went down to the docks again to meet the Elders.  Took a lunch and went out to the S.S. Medic, but the boys were not on board.  Came home and spent the afternoon in studying and a short sleep.  Attended Bible class at night. 

27.  June 25,'09 - Very pleasant day.  Went out tracting until one o'clock.  Had dinner and studied until 3 o'clock and then went out to observation and visited Sister Murphy, Mrs. Rigby, and spent the evening with Bro. Sundstrom having supper and singing the songs of Zion, coming home about 10 o'clock.  June 26,'09 - Went down to the hall and cleaned it up.  Came back and had dinner.  Studied a while, then went down to Cape Town and went to the Matinee at the Theatre Tivoli.  Came home, showered, had supper and went down and held street meeting down at Woodstock. 

28.  July 27,'09- Went to Sunday School this morning.  Had a very good school and went up and had dinner with Bro. Solano, then came home and read and slept a while.  Went to meeting in the evening.  After meeting went down to Bro. Martin's, sang a few songs, and ate cake.  Came home a 10:30.  July 28,'09- I was awakened this morning by the rain.  Had breakfast and went out tracting until 1 o'clock.  Came home and studied all the afternoon.  Had supper and went down to Mr. Oret's and held a cottage meeting with Elder Wilks.  I occupied 12 minutes.  This is the longest time I have occupied since I have been here. 

29.  June 29,'09- Very pleasant day.  Went out tracting.  Nothing out of the ordinary happened.  Came home and read my mail during the afternoon.  Went down to Mrs. Harris' and spent the evening until 11 o'clock.  June 30,'09- Nice day.  Wrote letters in the morning and studied a while in the afternoon.  Then we received a telegram to come down to the Chief Immigration Officer's office, Mr. Cussins.  Elder Steed and I called there and found that Elders O.N.Steele, Rufus Brack, Louie A. Nelson, W.S.Mack, had arrived on the SS Moravian and were held for not coming up to the requirements in that they did not have the $20 necessary to land.  We then went down to the docks and saw the 

30.  Elders a few minutes, then came home and took the mail back down to them while Pres. Steed went down to Bro. Martin's and secured $35-- the amount we needed to make up that $80#.  Came home and went to bed at one o'clock in the morning.  July 1st,'09-  Pres. Steed and I went down to the bank and cashed our checks and took the money down to Mr. Cussins for the Elders release, but he would not accept it, stating that it was too late now.. that they should have had it on their person.  After about 40 minutes of deliberations with him in which he was very insulting and discourteous, he asked us to go 

31.  down and get a statement from the boys as to their financial standing and their means of support.  This we did, and when we came back with the same, he stated that he did not care to see the paper as he had already made his decision that they could not land.  So they took the boys off the ship and placed them in the detention station under guard.  We then proceeded to work with the US Consul (General Jos. Day) and the --Colonial Sec...-DeWall, and Dr. Hervet, a member of the Parliament who all promised to investigate the case.  We then went down and spent the evening with the boys.  July 2,'09 - Arose in the morning 

32.  about 8 o'clock and went down to Bro. Martin's and got our money and took back to the bank and deposited, and then went down and stayed with the Elders while Pres. Steed was in conference with the officials.  Then they sent an officer down after the boys and took them up to a conference with the Colonial Sec. Officer, having asked the boys what they were sent out to do.  Sec. liberated them for which we were all very thankful.  This was a decided victory for the Latter day Saints in South Africa.  Landing Elders after the Chief Immigration Officer had ordered them deported.  

33.  July 3,'09- Arose feeling fine and went down and cleaned the hall.  Came home and developed some photos for Elder Steel, then shaved and went down to Cape Town and took a steam bath with Elder Brack and Mack.  Came home and went back down to what was supposed to be an American show, but it was poor.  Sunday, July 4,'09 - Stormy day.  Went to Sunday School until 12 noon, then SS officers and teachers meeting until 2 p.m.  Came home and went back to Fast meeting until 5 o'clock, and went up to Bro. Wilson's and had supper.  Visited until 7 o'clock, then went down to night meeting. 

34.  July 5,'09 - All well and feeling fine.  First thing I did was to go downtown and buy groceries as it is my month to buy provisions for the house.  Then after breakfast, I went down to the bank and drew what money I had for the Elders.  Came back and had dinner, then went down and purchased SS tickets for Elders Nelson and Mack on the SS Wilmer Castle.  Came back home and then went down to attend counsel and Mrs. J.G.Day's at home reception at the Lord Nelson Hotel.  The hall was very prettily decorated with the red, white, and blue and we all spent a very pleasant hour.  There was a fine orchestra playing all the time. 

35.  Came home and have been helping Pres. Steed get out his quarterly report.  It is now 12:30 a.m.  July 6,'09 -  Spent day developing pictures and writing letters.  Spent evening at Bro. Wilson's with Elders Nelson, Steele, Mack and Brach, singing songs.  Refreshments were served.  July 7 - Have spent the day helping the boys off.  Elders Steele and Brack left at 11:33 a.m. over the Cape Gov. RR and Nelson and Mack at 4 o'clock p.m. on the SS Wilmer Castle, one of the best boats in the mail service.  Spent evening in meeting at hall. 

36.  July 8,'09 - Spent day at home studying and helping Pres. Steed get out reports, then went to bible class in the evening.  July 9,'09 - Spent day at home helping Pres. Steed get out his quarterly reports until 4 o'clock.  then went visiting Saints and friends.  Called on Sis. Murphy, Mrs. Rigby, and Bro. Sundstrom, arriving home at 10 o'clock.  July 10,'09 - Had breakfast and went down and cleaned hall.  Came back and had dinner and went for a walk.  Came back and went to sleep.  Got up and shaved, had supper, and went out to street meeting at Cape Town and Woodstock.  Came home at 11 o'clock. 

37.  Sunday, July 11,'09 - Went to Sunday School and after, went and had dinner with Bro. Wilson.  After dinner, sang several hymns from the Psalmody and came home and went to sleep for about 2 hours and was awakened by a rap on the door and was invited down to Mrs. Harris' for supper.  After supper, went to meeting.  Had a fine meeting.  We had two detectives at our meeting.  I suppose they came to see what kind of doctrine we were teaching.  July 12,'09 - Stormy this morning and didn't go tracting but went down to Cape Town.  Came back and studied and had dinner and then we all had a 

38.  hair cut and shave.  Elder Wilks cut my hair and shaved me, leaving on my mustache, but I think I will have to cut it off in the morning.  Had supper and went down to Mr. Oret's and held cottage meeting, coming home at 10 o'clock.  July 13,'09 - Went out tracting before noon and came home and wrote letters in the afternoon.  Spent evening down at Mrs. Harris', enjoyed ourselves very much.  July 14,'09 - Went out tracting this morning and studied this afternoon and went to Hall meeting at night. Had a very good meeting. 

39.  July 15,'09 - Arose this morning and went down town and bought some groceries and then went out tracting until one o'clock.  Came home and read and laid down.  Had supper and went to Bible class.  Took charge of Bro. Martin's Bible class.  Have not felt well all day.  July 16,'09 - Went out tracting this morning.  Was quite successful.  Came home at one o'clock and spent afternoon studying.  Went out to Maitland at night and visited an investigator, Mr. Penfold and family.  Missed our train and had to walk about 2 miles to RR junction to get another.  It is about 5 miles from Woodstock. 

40.  Saturday, July 17,'09 - Went down and helped clean up hall.  Came home and ironed the soles of my shoes, then went down to Cape Town and got my watch that I had left there for repair.  Came home and had dinner.  Didn't hold street meeting on account of so much wind and cold.  Pres. Steed, Elders Wilks and I, spent the evening at Bro. Wilson's in singing and conversing.  Sunday July 18,'09 - Spent day at Sunday School and had dinner at Bro. Wilson's and then went out to Wynberg Flats and held another Sunday School at Bro. Olsen's, traveling 16 miles by rail and walking 8 miles.  Arrived home just in time for night meeting.  After meeting, went back to Bro. Martin's and ate cake for an hour.  Also had cup of wheat coffee. 

41.  July 19,'09 - Didn't get out tracting.  Didn't get up in time but went down town and bought in a supply of groceries and spent the day in study and stamping tracts. Went down to Mr. Oret's in the evening and held cottage meeting.  July 20,'09 - Went down town and bought groceries and came back and went tracting and had the most successful time yet.  Came home, read my mail, and wrote a letter home.  After supper, I went and spent the evening with Mr. Watson.  July 21,'09 - We were expecting two Elders to arrive so went down to dock to meet them and 

42.  spent most of the day there, but they did not come.  Came home sick and was sick all night.  Couldn't go to meeting.  July 22,'09 - Steamship Africa arrived this morning, but Elders were not on it.  We went down to the docks again.  I am feeling a little better today and went to Bible class in evening and over to Brother Wilson's after.  July 23,'09 - Went out tracting in morning until one o'clock.  Came home and found that Pres. Steed had received a telegram that the Elders had arrived on the Africa and were detained at the detention station and for him to come down to #75 Parliament St. which he

43.  did and found the Elders who were released without any trouble.  Went out and spent evening with Mr. Murph and Bro. Sundstrom. July 24,'09 - Arose about 9 o'clock this morning, had breakfast and went down and cleaned up the hall.  Came back and had dinner, then went down to Cape Town and took a bath.  Came home, had supper, and went to street meetings at Cape Town and Woodstock.  This is a somewhat different way of spending the day than we do at home.  Have wished many times today that I was home to spend the day with loved ones and friends.

44.  July 25,'09 - Went to Sunday School, came home, and then went over to Bro. Wilson's.  Had dinner, then went down to Cape Town where we held a baptismal service.  Bro. and Sister Oret and Bro. and Sister Watson and little Marfour Jenkins being baptized by Bro. Thomas R. Wilks at the Roland St. Baths.  After that we came up and spent the remainder of the afternoon at Bro. Porter's, then went to night meeting at hall.  Pres. Steed, Elder Elmer Chipman and Elder William H. Rees were the speakers.  July 26,'09 - Arose in the morning and went down town and bought groceries.  Came back and

45. went out to Wynberg Flats and visited Bro. Olsen who is confined in bed with blood poison, where I had my first experience administering to the sick.  Walked back to Claremont and visited Bro. Ruck, and then walked into the monument on the Rhodes Estate, arriving home about 6 o'clock.  Had supper and then went down to Bro. Oret's and held cottage meeting at which I presided the first one.  July 27,'09 - Rained all day, studied until noon and afternoon, developed photos by gas light until evening.  Bro. Laurie and son Eddie came and spent the evening.  Sat up until 1:30 a.m. writing letters.

46.  July 28,'09 - Rained all night and is raining yet.  Spent before noon getting mail off.  Went down to the docks to see Elder Elmer Chipman off on the SS Stildonan for East London, on his way to Queenstown where he is to labor.  The bay was very rough, tipping the large boats over on their sides.  Came home and went to meeting at the hall.  July 29,'09 - Weather was blustery so I didn't go out tracting, but stayed at home and studied.  Went to Bible class at night and after Bible class, went over to Bro. Wilson's and practiced quartet until eleven o'clock.  Came home and went to bed with the toothache.

47.  Went out tracting and had very good success.  Came home a little after one o'clock and spent all the afternoon in stamping tracts and study.  We were invited over to Bro. Watson's to spend the evening, it being Mrs. Watson's birthday and went.  Had a very pleasant evening.  July 31,'09 - Went down and helped clean hall, then went and administered to Mrs. Porter.  Came home and had dinner.  Pres. Steed and I washed the dishes, Sister Steed being ill, then studied the remainder of the afternoon.  After supper, went and held street meetings at Woodstock and Cape Town, holding 2 good meetings. 

48.  August 1st,'09 - Fast Sunday.  Held Sunday School, officers and teachers meeting, Fast meeting and regular evening meeting.  Had supper at Bro. Wilson's.  After evening meeting, went over to Bro. Wilson's and practiced quartet for 1 hour.  Came home and went to bed.  Mon. Aug. 2,'09 - Went out tracting this morning.  Came home at one o'clock, had dinner and then developed a few pictures and studied rest of the afternoon.  Held cottage meeting down at Bro. Oret's at night.  Aug. 3,'09 - Went out tracting, nothing unusual happened.  Came home and found I had five letters, it being mail day. 

49.  Spent the afternoon writing letters and the evening at Mrs. Harris', coming home about 11 o'clock.  Aug. 4,'09 - Mail day.  Wrote letters all forenoon and did not feel well, so stayed at home during the afternoon.  Saw a whale out in the bay this morning.  Held meeting in the hall tonight.  Aug. 5,'09 - Stormed nearly all day and I was ill and stayed at home all day and night.  Aug. 6,'09 - Stormed all day very hard.  Stayed at home all day and went and spent the evening with Bro. Watson.  On the 5th, the SS Maori was wrecked about 15 miles out from 

50.  Cape Town and all members of the crew were lost but 7, there being 55 people on board.  Rumor has it that 5 men are in the rigging of the vessel now.  The storm continues very fierce.  August 7,'09 - Still storming.  Spent the day cleaning hall and cleaning Mission House.  The men who were in the rigging of the wrecked ship (12 in number) were rescued this morning at 7 o'clock.  Spent the evening down at Bro. Cherrett's.  Aug. 8,'09 - Still storming very hard.  This I think is the roughest day of the storm.  Went to Sunday School and then had dinner 

51.  with Bro. Wilson and sang songs until 3 o'clock, then came home and slept until meeting time.  After church, went down and spent the evening with Mrs. Harris and family.  The SS Runia came into port today and sailed out in the afternoon.  This is the boat I came from Liverpool on.  Aug. 9,'09 - Stormy today, did not go out tracting.  I copied some monthly reports off for Pres. Steed and read through a spirited controversy.  Went down to Bro. Oret's in the evening and held cottage meeting.  Aug. 10,'09 - Mail day.  Rained all day so we stayed most of the day.   Visited two families of

52.  investigators.  Spent evening at Bro. Lucks.  Aug. 11,'09 - Rained until noon and we wrote letters.  After dinner visited Bro. Solano and Porter and held hall meeting and choir practice at night.  Aug. 12,'09 - Nice day.  Went out tracting into the Negro district.  Finished my district for second time.  Came home and studied all the afternoon and went to Bible class at night and after class went over to Bro. Wilson's and practiced some quartets.  Came home at 10:00 p.m.  Aug. 13,'09 - Fine day.  Went out tracting with good success.  Came home and had dinner, then went over to Cape Town and had my bath.  Came back and studied 53. and then went and spent the evening with Bro. Watson.

August 14, 1909 [Note:  This is the day and year my mother, Versa Toots McEuen was born].  Rained nearly all day.  Went down and cleaned hall and came back and studied the remainder of the day and night.  Aug. 15,'09 - Rained, and we held Sunday School and had dinner with Bro. Wilson and family.  Came home and slept a while and studied until meeting time.  Had a good meeting and spent a short while after at Bro. Martin's, coming home about 11 o'clock.  August 16,'09 - Went out tracting.  Beautiful day.  Met with good success, had dinner, shaved, studied and

54.  took laundry down to Mrs. Jenkins.  Came home and had supper and then went down to the RR station at Cape Town and saw Elder Wilks off for Bloemfontaine.  Walked back to Woodstock and sang a few songs at Bro. Martin's.  Aug. 17,'09 - Went our tracting, meeting with good success.  One lady shut the door in my face after speaking very unkindly to me.  I met a minister but could not get a conversation out of him.  Came home and studied until evening, and then walked down to Cape Town to a Mr. Cooper's who had invited us down.  When we arrived, we found two ministers there.  We talked on the Gospel until 11:25 p.m. and came home at 12:30 a.m.

55.  Aug. 18,'09 - Mail day.  Stayed at home and wrote letters before noon and studied in the afternoon.  Went to hall meeting at night and called on Mrs. Harris whose boy, Cecil, had his fingers all cut off in the bread mixer at Bro. Martin's bakery.  Aug. 19,'09 - Nice day, went out tracting with good success.  Came home and studied lesson for bible class during the afternoon.  Went to Bible class during evening at Hall.  Aug 20, '09 - Went out tracting.  Came home, had dinner, studied, and went out visiting at Bro. Salano's and Porter's.  Came home, studied, had supper and studied until 12 o'clock time to go to bed.

56.  Aug 21,'09 - Saturday - Went down and cleaned hall and also went and got laundry.  Came home and read and shaved.  In evening, went out to street meeting but only held one on account of the wind and cold. Called in at Mrs. Harris' and inquired how the boy was.  Came home and studied.  Aug 22,'09 - Weather rather blustery.  Went to Sunday School and then up to Bro. Wilson's for dinner.  Came home and had a sleep in the afternoon.  Went to meeting in the evening.  Came by Mrs. Harris' and administered to her, then came home and read and then went to bed.

57.  Aug 23,'09 - Went out tracting.  Very good success.  Came home, had dinner, studied, and then went down to the beach for an hour.  Came home and had supper, then went down to Bro. Averett's and held cottage meeting.  Aug 24,'09 - Went out tracting with good success.  Came home and found several letters for me which made me feel very good.  Had dinner and then wrote letters and read the papers during the afternoon, and tonight have been studying.  Aug 25,'09 - Went our tracting before noon, came home, shaved, and spent all the afternoon visiting Saints and investigators.  At night, went to meeting in hall.

58.  August 26,'09 - Fine day.  Went out tracting.  Started in on new district.  Came home and stamped tracts all the afternoon and went to Bible class in evening.  After bible class, went over to Bro. Martin's and practiced quartets and had cake and cocoa.  Aug 27,'09 - Started tracting over my first district for the fourth time this morning, meeting with very good success.  Came home and studied during the afternoon and then in the evening we went out down to Cape Town to meet a man whom Elder Reese had made an appointment with, but when we arrived, there was no one to be found, so we came home and spent evening studying.

59.  Aug 28,'09- Stormy day.  Went down and cleaned hall. Came home and studied all day and night until 12 o'clock and went to bed.  Sunday Aug 29,'09 - Arose and shaved, went to Sunday School, then went up to Bro. Wilson's for lunch.  Then went out to Wynberg Flats to Bro. Olsen's and held Sunday School, a 6 mile walk.  Came back in time for church. In the evening after meeting, went down to Bro. Martin's and talked for an hour and then had cocoa and cake, coming home at 11 o'clock.  Rode back from Wynberg with Consul General Lay.

60. Aug 30,'09 - Nice day.  Went out tracting before noon.  Afternoon went out visiting all the afternoon. Came home and had supper, then went down to Bro. Averett's and held cottage meeting.  It began raining as soon as we arrived home.  Aug 31, '09 - Mail day, it has been raining all day.  We received our mail on time.  I received 8 letters and three papers and it kept me busy all day answering them.  Went to bed at 12 o'clock.  Sept 1st,'09 - It was very cold and stormy this morning.  Went down and posted my mail and tried to cash my money-order but the

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63.  Sunday Sept. 5,'09- Very pleasant day.  Went to Sunday school and after that, teachers and officers meeting and then fast meeting, and then went up to Bro. Wilson's for dinner.  Then in evening, to meeting, making 9 1/2 hours in meetings today.  Sept. 6,'09 - Went out tracting.  Good success.  Came home and had dinner, and evening stamping tracts and helping Pres. Steed with his books. Tues. Sept 7,'09 - Mail day.  Went out tracting, came home, had dinner and then read papers and wrote letters and studied the remainder of the day and evening.  Did not receive any letters from home.

64.  Wed. Sept 8,'09 - Did not go out tracting.  Elders Wilks and Simmons came this morning before we were up.  Did not go out tracting, went down to the Post Office and down to the bank.  Came home and had dinner.  Afternoon, I was trying to develop some films and ruined the whole dozen.  Went to meeting at hall tonight.  Thurs. Sept. 10,'09 - Went out tracting.  Came home and had dinner.  Brought Elder Wilks tracts and printed a few post card photos.  Went with Elder Wilks and visited investigators until evening, then went to Bible class at hall.

65.  Friday Sept 10,'09 - Went out tracting until 12:30.  Came home and studied a while and prepared to go out to Bro. Sundstrom's.  Went out and visited Sister Murphy and Mrs. Rigby on the way out.  Walked home, about 3 miles, in a heavy rain storm.  Sat Sept 11,'09 - Stormed all day.  Studied, cleaned hall and spent evening at Bro. Wilson's as a farewell social to Elders Wilks and Simmons.  Sunday Sep 12,'09 - Arose, went to Sunday School.  After Sunday School, went and had dinner at Mrs. Harris', then came home and studied.  Went to meeting in evening at hall.  After that, went over to Bro. Martin's for an hour, had cake and cocoa.

66.  Mon. Sep 13,'09 - Went down to Bro. Martin's and hauled chairs over to the Hall and came home.  In afternoon, went down and cleaned the Hall and swept it preparatory for the concert.  Went to concert which was very good.  It was given in honor of Elder Wilks and Simmons.  Tuesday Sep 14,'09 - Spent morning down to Bro. Martin's.  Mail day.  Came home, read and wrote letters until 3 o'clock.  Went down to Cape Town, came home and went down to Bro. Solano's for dinner.  Came home and read a while and went and spent evening at Bro. Watson's, it being the last night Elder Wilks and Simmons and Reese would be here.

67.  Wednesday Sep 15,'09 - Arose early this morning and helped the boys pack trunks and lashed them for them, then took them down to the docks to the boat.  Came home and had dinner and then went down to the boats to see them off.  There were a great many down to bid them a last farewell.  Elders Wilks and Simmons going home and Reese to East London.  Came home tired out, had supper and went down to the hall and prepared it for meeting.  Spoke in meeting.  Came home at 10 o'clock.  Thursday Sep 16,'09 - Spent morning cleaning up room and taking laundry off, and afternoon studying.  Went to Bible class in evening, came home, studied until 12 o'clock.

68.  Friday Sept 17,'09 - Went out tracting for 3 hours this morning, but nearly all houses I visited were Malays.  Came home, studied during the afternoon and evening until 11 o'clock.  Saturday Sep 18,'09 - Developed pictures, studied and slept during day.  Held street meeting in Woodstock at night and special Sunday School officers and teacher meeting.  Sunday Sep 19,'09 - Went to Sunday School.  After SS, went to Bro. Wilson's for dinner.  Stayed there until 3 o'clock.  Came home and studied until meeting time.  In the evening, went to meeting.  After meeting, practiced over two quartets.

69.  Monday, Sep 20,'09 - Went out tracting and came home at 1 o'clock.  Had dinner and studied until evening.  Went down to Bro. Averett's hall cottage meeting.  Came home and had supper after 10:30.  Retired at 12 o'clock.  Tuesday Sep 21,'09 - Went out tracting.  Came home, had dinner and read and answered mail.  Went to meeting in the evening.  Wednesday 22,'09 - Stayed at home and finished answering my mail.  Studied and went to meeting in the evening.  Thursday 23,'09 - Went out tracting.  Came home and studied and practiced songs during afternoon.  Went to M.I.A.Association. 

70.  Friday Sept 24,'09 - Went out tracting.  Came home, had dinner and went out to Sister Murphy's and Mr. Rigby's and Bro. Sundstrom's, coming home at 11 o'clock.  Saturday Sept 25,'09 - Went down and cleaned hall and then from there, went down to the beach and spent an hour.  Then came home, had dinner and went down to the hall.  Came back home and studied and had a nap.  Had supper and went out to street meetings, one at Cape town and one at Woodstock.  Distributed 582 tracts.  Came home at 10:30 p.m.  Sunday Sept 26- Went to Sunday School, came home and had dinner at Bro. Wilson's.  Went out to Wynegard, held

71.  Sunday School alone, this being my first one alone.  Came home and went to meeting in the evening.  Practiced until 10 o'clock.  Sunday School had their photographs taken today.  Monday Sept 27,'09 - Rained, did not go out tracting.  Stayed at home and stamped and doubled tracts all day.  At night, went down to Bro. Averett's and held cottage meeting with Bro. Walters.  Came home at 10 o'clock.  Sept 28,'09 - Went out tracting.  Came home.  Mail day.  Stayed at home and answered letters and read my mail the remainder of the day and studied.

72.   Sept 29,'09 - Went out tracting.  Came home and studied all afternoon.  Went to meeting in the hall in the evening.  Took charge for the first time in the hall.  Pres. Steed went to the show.  Came home and had my supper and studied.  Sept 30,'09 - Rained.  Stayed at home and stamped tracts all day and in the evening, went to the M.I.A. at hall and stopped in at Mr. Donothours and administered to his wife, then came home.

73-74-75- (Note:  Photocopy of newspaper reports dated August 19, 1909 - President Joseph F. Smith quoting from letter received from So. Africa concerning Mormon Elders being detained on ship in Cape Town; bank drafts not cashed.)

76.  Went out tracting.  Came home, had dinner.  Went down and got my laundry, came home, straightened up my trunk.  Had supper and went with Bros. Martin and Steed to meet Dr. Hewett, one of the wealthiest men in Woodstock and a member of the Parliament; one of the greatest statesmen in South Africa, and who interceded in behalf of the Elders who were to be deported by the Immigration department.  Dr. Hewett expressed himself as delighted at having the opportunity of meeting us, and treated us with the utmost respect.  Went from there and visited Bros. Porter and Solano.  Came home and read until 11 o'clock.

77.  Saturday Oct 2,'09 - Went down and cleaned hall and then went out to the Rhodes Estate and took several photos, coming home at about 4 o'clock very tired.  At 7 o'clock, went down to street meeting at Woodstock, but we did not hold one in Cape Town on account of the cold. [Note:  This was Grandmother Nettie's 27th birthday, her having been born October 2, 1882] Oct 3,'09 - Arose, shaved, went to S. School.  After Sunday School we held teachers and officers meeting.  Came home and studied until meeting time.  In the afternoon, went to fast meeting.  After fast meeting, went to Bro. Wilson's for dinner.  Stayed there and practiced a few songs.  Came home and prepared for the meeting in the evening.  Went to evening meeting, led singing, practice after.

78.  Monday Oct 4,'09 - Rained.  Did not go out tracting.  Stayed at home and studied in the afternoon.  This is a national holiday (Winer's Day).  In the morning I went down to the dock to meet Elder Jones, but he did not come.  Came home and developed 2 films.  Thursday Oct 5, 09 - Stayed at home.  It rained.  Mail day.  Pres. Steed and I printed pictures all afternoon and read mail during afternoon and night.  Wednesday Oct 6,'09 - Rained.  Stayed at home.  Been working on books all day and reports all night.

79.  Oct 7,'09 - Spent day at home working on reports and night on books and reports.  Friday Oct 6. - Spent day at home working on books and reports and evening studying.  Saturday Oct 9,'09 - Arose, went down and cleaned hall.  Came home, didn't feel well, laid down.  I went to sleep for a while, had dinner and laid down again and studied a little at night.  Went down to Woodstock to hold street meeting, but there was so much wind and dust we could not, so came home and spent the evening reading.  

80.  Sunday Oct 10,'09 - Went to Sunday School.  After Sunday School, officers and teachers meeting.  Then went down to Bro. Watson's for dinner.  Had a fine one, one of the best I have eaten in South Africa.  After dinner, down out to Wynberg and held Sunday School.  Came home and had supper at Bro. Martin's and went to meeting in the hall.  After meeting, held choir practice and came home.  Monday Oct 11,'09 - Worked on books and reports and day and at night.  Tuesday Oct l2,'09 - Worked on books and reports and answered mail.  Wednesday Oct 13- Worked on books and reports and went to meeting in the evening.

81.  Thurs Oct 14,'09 - Worked on reports in forenoon, and in the afternoon went down to Cape Town and called on Sister Verhagan and came home.  Went to the M.I.A. in the evening.  Oct 15,'09 - Arose at 7 o'clock, had breakfast and started on trip around Table Mountain at 8 o'clock.  Arrived as Camp's Bay at 10:30 a.m., after passing through Sea Point and Green point, a beautiful ride through the best residential section of this country.  At Camp Bay, Bro. Martin caught up with us on his bicycle.  We stopped and watered the horse and had lunch for 1/2 an hour, then started on our way again,

82.  following around the mountains with high, rocky bluffs above us and the beautiful ocean below us.  The mountains covered with wild flowers and green grass.  We followed the dugway around for about 10 miles.  I was riding the bicycle and Pres. and Sister Steed and Bro. Martin in the trap until we came to Hout. Bay, the prettiest little bay I ever saw, almost enclosed by high mountains and to the back, a beautiful little valley covered with vegetable farmers.  The town consists of a few nice residences, a fine hotel for pleasure seekers.  Here we stopped and had dinner for 1 hour and a half.  After dinner we started out

83.  with Bro. Martin riding the bicycle and me in the trap.  Up along the mountain over the divide when we came to the top.  We had lunch.  Again, Bro. Martin got in the trap and rode and I rode the bicycle down the mountain for about 10 miles and hardly had to touch a peddle all the distance, passing through some of the most beautiful mountain scenery, passing through great forests of large pine trees, dotted here and there with the old Dutch homes, until we reached the foot of the mountain where we came to beautiful homes in groves of giant pines and oaks just at their best.  Beautiful vineyards and in short, the most beautiful

84.  piece of country I have ever seen on earth by far, for another 10 miles.  Then we reached home about 5 o'clock very tired but having spent a most delightful day.  Had supper at Bro. Martin's, came home and went to bed.  Saturday Oct 16,'09 - Arose early and started for Robin Island (Leper Island) having obtained a permit from the Colonial Sec. but missed the boat.  Came home and studied and slept during afternoon.  Couldn't hold street meeting on account of rain, so Pres. Steed and I went down to Cape Town to the Theater (Niabow).  It wasn't very good but we enjoyed it, being the first one we had attended.  At night, came home at 11 o'clock.

85.  Sunday Oct 17,'09 - Went to Sunday School and then to Bro. Martin's for dinner.  Came home, had a sleep, had supper, studied for a while and then went down and opened up the hall for meeting.  After meeting, choir practice and then over to Bro. Porter's and administered to Sister Porter, and then home.  Oct 18,'09 - Arose at six o'clock, had breakfast, and started for the docks to take the steamer for Robin Island.  Left the docks at 10 o'clock a.m.  About 50 people on board, mostly colored.  Arrived at Island at 11 o'clock after a smooth ride across the bay, and cast anchor out a few hundred yards from the shore and were transferred in small

86.  boats to the pier, the coast being very rocky.  On landing, we found that the Colonial Secretary had telegraphed or sent word that a party of Americans would be there and that they were to receive every courtesy possible, which we certainly did, from the hand of those in charge.  We were met by the captain of the army stationed there, who queried if we were the party of Americans from the Secretary's office, and were directed to the Commissioner's office where permits were waiting us to inspect both the male and female wards of the lepers.  We were shown through the gentlemen's ward by one of the army officers and saw all the patients and the disease in all of its stages and condition.  Some men with fingers off, some

87.  with arms off, some with one foot and one hand off, some with both feet and hands off, noses off, eyes out, little children with head and hands swollen as large as grown people's heads and hands should be, and looking as old as men of 70 years of age.  Wherever the disease seems to work the most on them, they swell up to about 2 or 3 times their natural size.  The most pitiful sight was an old man, both feet off, both hands off, about 1/2 his face and both eyes out.  After visiting the male ward, we were shown through the female ward by the matron who seemed to take a great deal of pleasure in showing us

88.  everything in detail and how it was carried on.  Laundry, sewing rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, ironing room, sitting rooms, also kitchen where they are allowed to do their own cooking whenever they desire.  They are also allowed to build them private houses, the government appropriating 1/2, as long as it doesn't exceed #50, where they are allowed to receive their friends.  They are allowed to raise poultry and all they have to sell the government buys from them.  Some of them make a good deal of money this way and send home to their friends as much as #19 at a time.  They have a first class bakery, steam laundry, post office, savings bank, electric light pant.

89.  We were informed that many of them had savings accounts in the bank and were very industrious.  As a rule, they seem to be happy and contented and are certainly well treated.  The women are allowed 5 dresses a year, 1 good one, 1 med. and three prints and all other clothes in proportion.  The men, three suits of clothes with extra trousers and underwear.  They have dances and concerts every week.  Each ward is provided with a sitting room which contains good, comfortable chairs and 3 or 4 musical instrument, including a piano.  The men are allowed to roam any place on the island, but the women are not.

90.  They are not allowed to associate together, only in church or public gatherings, except in a little village they have of little old shacks where the women can entertain the gents but are under the constant care of two guards.  They have a car line running through the officer quarters.  From there is the male wards and from there about a mile to the female wards on this cars are run which are pulled by burros.  Some of the cars are fixed to carry about 10 persons and then others for freight.  Some of the inmates are over 70 years old, having been on the island for 40 years.  Each one is allowed to have

91.  four friends visit them a year and the government furnishes passes over the R.R. from any part of the Colony for them, and food and lodgings for 14 days.  This island is home for the unfortunate, there being 120, half-witted, 165 insane, 29 insane lepers, 346 male lepers, 296 female lepers.  The island is under control of the Governor and Commissioner.  There is the Gov. lighthouse and heavy coast battery and a few hundred soldiers stationed here.  After visiting the light house and batteries, we took an hour's rest and was then ready for our homeward trip. I was granted special permission (the Commissioner) to take a few photographs of places

92.  of interest which is against the rules, but was not permitted to photograph the inmates.  The Europeans are in separate quarters from the colored.  The island contains 20 square miles.  After a great deal of hard work we were put safely on our boat, a heavy storm having come up.  The trip coming back was very rough.  The steamer which was a very small one was tossed around on the waves like a barrel.  There were sick people strewn all over the deck.  Pres. Steed and Mrs. Laurie in the lot.  Arrived home at five o'clock after spending a pleasant day, everything being free as compliments of the Colonial Secretary.  There are four churches on the island.  Held cottage meeting with Bro. Averett at night.

93.  October 19,'09 - Mail day.  I stayed at home and answered mail and studied.  Elder Alma Jones arrived from Bloemfontaine early in the morning.  October 20 - Spent day writing to Elder --- working on the reports.  Went to meeting at night in hall.  Thursday 21,'09 - Fine day.  Worked on reports and studied.  Went to M.I.A. in the evening.  After meeting, practiced a quartet and went over to Bro. Martin's for an hour and ate cake and ginger beer.  Oct 22,'09 - Went down to Cape Town and showed Elder Jones his district.  Had a bath and came home.  Went to Bro. Sundstrom's and Mr. Rigby's.  Came home at 11 o'clock.

94.  Saturday Oct 23rd -  Went down and cleaned hall and brought my laundry home.  Spent day at home.  Went down and held street meeting in Cape Town.  Could not hold one in Woodstock on account of the wind and dust.  Came home at half past 10.  Had supper and went to bed.  Sunday Oct 24,'09 - Went to Sunday School.  Had dinner at Bro. Wilson's.  Went out to Wynberg and held Sunday School there.  Came back, had supper, and went to meeting at hall.  Came home at 9:30.  Monday Oct 25,'09 - Went out tracting.  Came home, had dinner, studied an hour and went out visiting Mrs. Howard, Crawthorn, and Luck.  Held cottage meeting in evening at Bro. Averett's.  Came home at 10 o'clock.

95.  Tuesday Oct 26,'09 - Went out tracting until noon.  Came home and spent the afternoon writing letters.  In evening went and visited Bro. and Sister Watson.  Wednesday Oct 27,'09 - Rained nearly all day.  Stayed in nearly all day.  Went down to Cape Town and engaged the baths for a baptism Sunday.  Went to the post office and got a parcel from D.A. Reneer containing tooth picks and neck ties.  Went to meeting in the hall at night.  Thursday Oct 28,'09 - Rained during the forenoon.  Went out visiting in afternoon.  Mutual in the evening and after Mutual, went down to Bro. Martin's and sang a while.  Had cake and ginger beer.  Came home at 11 o'clock.

96.  October 29,'09 - Rained.  Stayed at home during forenoon.  Went visiting Saints during afternoon and to the Theater in the evening, "The Sign of the Cross".  It was very good.  Saturday Oct 30,'09 - Went down and cleaned the hall.  Came home and studied during the day.  Went down to hold street meeting, but it was too windy.  Sunday Oct 31,'09 - Went to Sunday School.  After Sunday school, had officers and teachers meeting.  Went and had dinner at Bro. Wilson's, then went down to Cape Town to the Roland Street Baths to hold a baptismal service where

97.  I baptized Mrs. Ellen Harris, Miss Nellie Harris, Ivy Harris, Osmond Edward Harris, and Miss Averett and confirmed Mrs. Harris and one of the Miss Averetts, members of the church.  Came home, read a little while, and went down to Harris' to lunch.  From there, to meeting in the hall.  Monday Nov 1st,'09 - Went to amusement committee meeting at Bro. Martin's and took laundry down to Sister Jenkins.  Came home, had dinner.  Worked on books and called on Mr. Moore and Mr. Foster.  Went to the theater at night to see (East Lyn).

98.  Tuesday Nov 2, '09 - Arose and took breakfast and commenced taking stock of mission property.  Worked on that until about 11 o'clock when Pres. B.A.Hendricks and Elder J.A.Artimas Crane of Birmington, Idaho arrived.  Then spent the balance of the day talking and answering letters.  In evening, went down to Bro. Averett's and spent the evening with him.  Wednesday Nov 3,'09 - Went out tracting until 12.30.  Came home, had dinner until about 2 o'clock and spent afternoon working on books and answering letters and unpacking tracts and books.  In evening, went to meeting at the hall.  Pres. Hendricks and Elders Crane and Bro. Martin occupied the time.  Came home and helped Sister Steed wash the dishes.

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101.  Nov 4,'09 - Worked on books and making out invoices during morning and until about 3 o'clock.  Then went out to Rhodes with Elder Jones and Crane.  Came home and went to M.I.A.  Nov 5,'09 -  Worked on books during morning.  Went out to Rhodes during afternoon to look up a place for the Sunday School picnic on the King's birthday Nov 9th.  Today is Gifox day.  Gifox was the man who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament in England.   Went over to Bro. Wilson's to practice some songs.  Just as we arrived, Miss Little John hurt her hand very severely.  Elder Jones and myself administered to her and her pain was eased almost instantly.  Elder Crane sailed for Port Elizabeth.

102.  Nov 6,'09  Went down and cleaned the hall.  Came back and studied a little while.  Had dinner.  After dinner Bro. Walters came and took a group of photos of Pres. and Sister Steed, Pres. Hendricks and Elder Jones and myself.  Then we spent the afternoon developing the plates and printing same.  Held street meeting in Woodstock and Cape Town.  Nov 7, 1909 - Went to Sunday School, teachers meeting and then to fast meeting in the afternoon.  After this meeting, went down to the beach and I baptized Gilbert Gordon Pierce.  Came back to the hall and Pres. Steed confirmed him a member of the Church.  Then went to Bro. Martin's for dinner.  Went to meeting in the hall at night.

103.  Monday Nov 8,'09 - Made out monthly statement of the Mission during forenoon.  During afternoon practiced my song and went to sleep.  Arose and shaved, ready for the concert.  Went to concert at night.  Nov 9th,'09 - King's birthday.  Went out to the Rhodes Estate and celebrated with the Saints and friends.  Had picnic.  Ran sacks and came home about 5 o'clock, tired out, and read our mail.  Nov 10,'09 - Answered our mail in forenoon and went down to Bro. Waller's.  Afternoon came home and printed a few photographs.  Went to meeting in the evening at the hall.

104.  Nov 11,'09 - Stayed at home.  Ill all day and during the evening.  A young man called and wanted to investigate Mormonism.  I talked with him until 11 o'clock.  His name was C. Williamson.  Nov 12,'09 - Worked on books during all the forenoon and most of the afternoon.  Walked out to Mowbray and back in evening.  Spent evening studying.  Nov 13,'09 - Worked on books in forenoon and went down to Cape Town and took a bath during the afternoon.  Nov 14,'09 - Went to Sunday School.  Had dinner at Bro. Wilson's.  Came home and slept and read.  Went to hall meeting in evening.

105.  Nov 15,'09 - Worked on books in forenoon.  Developed pictures in the afternoon and held cottage meting at night at Brother Averett's.  Nov 16,'09 - Read and answered mail during the day and spent the evening at Bro. Lowrie's at a social for Bro. and Sister Steed.  Nov 17,'09 - Wrote letters and worked on books and read during afternoon.  Went to concert at hall as a farewell at night for Pres. Steed.  Nov 8,'09 - Helped Pres. and Sister Steed pack and to get off.  Went down to the dock in the evening.  They sailed on the SS Moravian for home via Australia.

 

106.  Nov 19,'09 - Spent morning writing letters to Elders up-country.  Afternoon went out visiting in afternoon at Mr. Pay's with Bro. Watson.  Spent evening at Bro. Wilson's.  Nov 20,'09- Went down and cleaned the hall in forenoon. Came home, took a bath, had dinner and went out to Claremont with Pres. Hendricks to Bro. Ruck's, it being his 90th birthday.  Came home and went over to Bro. Wilson's for supper and spent the evening there.  Came home at 9 o'clock. [NOTE:  This was my father, Edward Virgil Phillips, 2nd birthday]  Nov 21,'09 - Went to Sunday School.  From there, down to Mr. Alf Martin's for dinner.  Had the finest dinner I have yet eaten 

 

107.  in South Africa.  Enjoyed 2 nice, large plates of strawberries and cream.  Spent the afternoon with them and then had supper with them.  Came up to evening meeting in the hall.  After hall meting, went over to Bro. Martin's and sang a few songs and came home.  Nov 22,'09 - Worked on books and answered Elder's letters.  Went down to Averett's and cottage meeting in evening.  Nov 23,'09-  Worked on books and wrote letters during forenoon and went down to Bro. Walter's.  Afternoon read mail and answered letters from home, Christmas mail.

 

108.  Nov 24,'09 - Worked on books and wrote letters in forenoon.  In afternoon checked up book and tract account invoice.  Went to meeting in evening.  After meeting had choir practice.  Then went over to Bro. Martin's for to administer to 2 of his children.  Nov 25,'09 - Stayed at home during forenoon and looked over reports.  Studied during afternoon.  Went to M.I.A. Association at the hall in the evening.  Nov 26,'09 - Went out to Sea Point with Pres. Hendrickson and Elder A. F. Jones looking over the pier to see whether it would be

 

109.  advisable to locate Elders out there.  Came back and had dinner.  Then went out to Observatory and visited Mrs. Rigby and Bro. Sundstrom.  Came home about 9 p.m.  Nov 27,'09 - Cleaned hall.  Came home and stayed all day.  Did not feel well.  Did not hold street meeting on account of wind.  Nov 28,'09 - Went to Sunday School and had dinner at Bro. Wilson's.  Came home and slept a little while.  Went to Sacrament meeting in the evening.  After meeting, went over to Bro. Martin's and stopped for an hour or two.  Came home and went to bed, the wind a blowing like thunder.

 

110.  Nov 29,'09 - Wrote letters and studied all day and worked on books.  Nov 30,'09 - Mail day.  Read our mail and answered letters.  Spent evening at Mrs. War's home.  They are very nice people; treated us fine new friends.  December 1st,'09 - Worked in house all morning and wrote letters and studied during afternoon.  Went to meeting at hall in the evening.  Rained off and on all day and night.  Dec 2,'09 - Worked on books and balancing them all morning and sending out statements during afternoon.

 

111.  Went down to Sister Lunnin's for supper.  From there to the M.I.A. at hall.  Lectured on "Utah and her people."  Came home and went to bed.  Friday Dec 3,'09 - Went down and visited Sister Harris and down to the bank.  Came home and answered Elder's letters.  Had dinner and made out the financial report for the quarter during the afternoon.  After supper, walked down to Cape Town with Pres. Hendricks and Elder Jones and Alf Martin.  Came home about 10 o'clock.  Saturday Dec 4th,'09 - Went down and cleaned hall.  Came back and had dinner and then a bath.  Got ready for street meeting.  A heavy rain came and we could not hold any.  Went down to Sister Murray's and got --- and strawberries she prepared for us.

 

112.  Dec 5 Sunday - Went to Sunday School.  After SS we held teachers and officer meeting. Came home and read for an hour and then went to fast meeting.  After fast meeting, went over to Bro. S. Martin's and had a fine dinner.  Came home and then went down to evening meeting.  After evening meeting, went over to Bro. Martin's and came home at 10 o'clock.  Monday Dec 6,'09 - Worked on yearly financial reports all day.  Went down to Bro. Averett's and held cottage meeting at night and administered to sister Verbagen while there.  Tuesday Dec 7th,'09 - Mail day.  Went down town, came home, answered letters, and read mail.  Spent evening with Sister Jenkins.

 

113.  Wednesday Dec 8th - Worked on reports all day and went to church in evening.  Thursday Dec 9th - Worked on reports all day and went to M.I.A. in the evening.  Dec 10 Friday - Worked on reports all day.  Went and visited Mr. and Mrs. Smithman in the evening.  Came back and worked on reports until midnight.  Saturday Dec 11,'09 - Worked on reports all forenoon.  Afternoon went down to Cape Town.  Came home and worked on report at night.  Rained so we could not hold street meeting.  Sunday Dec 12,'09 - Went to Sunday School.  Had dinner at Bro. Wilson's.  Studied in afternoon.  Went to meeting during evening. 

 

114.  Monday Dec 13,'09 - Finished my reports and got them all ready to mail tomorrow.  Studied during the afternoon and went and held cottage meeting at Averett's at night.  Tuesday Dec 14,'09 - Mail day.  Wrote letters most of the day.  Received word of the birth of a daughter by my wife and all doing nicely. (NOTE:  Eleanor was born).  Spent evening at Bro. Watson's.  Dec 15 - Visited Mrs. Harris and went to meeting in evening.  Wednesday Dec 16,'09 - Worked at home during morning.  Went out to Wynberg and Claremont and visited Mrs. Olsen and Bro. Ruck.  Came back and went to YMMIA meeting in hall.  Was called out during meeting to administer to Bro. Herbert's little boy who was very sick.  On the way home they made me set up the ice cream on my new ---.

 

115.  Friday Dec 17,'09 - Stayed at home during the morning.  Afternoon went out to observatory to visit Sister Murphy and spent the evening with Bro. Sundstrom.  Came home at 10 o'clock.  Saturday Dec 18,'09 - Cleaned house and then went down and cleaned the hall.  Came back, had a bath, then dinner.  Read during afternoon, then went to visit Cape Town and held street meeting, then came up to Woodstock and had another one.  Sunday Dec 19,'09 - Went to Sunday School.  Came home, read for an hour and went over to Bro. Wilson's.  Had dinner, came home and slept until meeting time.  Went to meeting.  After meeting, went over to Bro. Martin's for an hour.  Came home and washed the dishes.

 

116.  Monday Dec 29.'09 - Arose at 6 o'clock and went around Table Mountain with Pres. Hendricks and Elder Jones in Bro. Martin's trap.  Had a very pleasant day.  Arrived home about 3 o'clock.  Came home and had a shave, supper and went and had cottage meetings down at Averett's.  Came home and made out Sunday School reports.  Tuesday Dec 21,'09 - Arose this morning about 8 o'clock and just as I was dressing, President Hendricks came in with Elders Charles Byron Whitney and Franklin R. Gardner who had just arrived on the mail boat.  Whitney from S. Lake City and Gardner from Afton, Wyoming.  Boxed tracts and books during morning and wrote letters during the afternoon.

 

117.  Wednesday Dec. 22 - Helped Pres. Hendricks and Elder Whitmer off for Kimberley.  Came home and studied during the afternoon.  Thursday Dec 23,'09 - Worked in office all day and went down and helped Bro. Martin in the bakery until 2 o'clock in the morning.  Friday, Dec 24,'09 - Stayed at home and worked and studied all day.  Went down to Cape Town in the evening and listened to the bands and took in a few of the sights.  The streets were all just jammed until you could hardly elbow your way through.  Came home and went to bed.

 

118.  Christmas Day - Saturday Dec 25,'09- Spent the day down at Bro. S. Martin's and had Christmas dinner with them.  It was fine after dinner.  Laid down and slept for an hour, then took a walk up to Bro. Wilson's, then back down.  Had supper and walked down to Cape Town and back, and spent the evening.  Those present were Bro. and Sister Martin, Bro. and Sister Wilson, Sister Murray, Alf Martin, Mssrs. Dorale and Mabel Martin, Elder Jones, Sister C.C.Lavine and myself.  They served us a cold lunch.  In the evening, also ginger beer, fruits and nuts.  Taking into consideration I was among a strange people, I spent a very pleasant day.  My first Christmas in South Africa.

 

119.  Dec 26,'09 - Went to Sunday School, then went up to Bro. Wilson's for dinner.  Came home and read for a while and went down to Sister Harris' for supper, and from there to the meeting house for night meeting.  Rained all evening.  Monday Dec 27,'09 - Worked on Sunday School reports all day.  Took a walk down to Cape Town about 6 o'clock.  Came home, had supper and went down to Averett's to hold cottage meeting but they were not expecting us, and some were not at home.  So came back as far as Bro. Martin's and helped him with his arithmetic until 10 o'clock.

 

120.  Tuesday Dec 28,09 - Stayed at home all day.  Did not feel well.  Mail day.  Read the papers and answered letters.  Went over to Wilson's and spent an hour in the evening.  Wednesday Dec 29,'09 - Answered my mail and studied during the day, and went and held meeting in the Hall.  On our way back we stopped in at Bro. Luck's and ate fruit and drank milk until 9.15, then came home.  Thur Dec 30,.09 - Went down to Cape Town and stopped in and saw Alf Martin.  Went up to the baths and took a bath and came home.  Studied during the afternoon and night.  Visited Bro. Wilson, Sister Harris and Luck, Bro. Martin and Laurie. (Note:  This was Grandmother Nettie's and Grandfather David Dee's 6th wedding anniversary, having been married Decmber 30, 1903)

 

121.  Friday Dec 31,'09 - Went down and cleaned up the hall.  Came home and scrubbed our kitchen and studied during the afternoon and evening.  Went to the opera house in Cape Town and saw the play "Van Riberkland."  The play was forecasting the political aspirations of some of South Africa's native sons.  The singing was very good.

 

122.  Saturday, Jan 1st, 1910 - Spent the day with Alf Martin and family and Mrs. Murray.  Had a fine dinner.  After dinner, took a train ride up to DeWaal Park and Cape Town's largest eservoir.  Came back, had supper, came home and went over to Bro. Wilson's and spent the evening eating, singing, dancing, and conversation, Brother Wilson and I making the music for the dancing.  Those present were Bro. and Sister Laurie, Brother and Sister Clark, Bro. and Sister Walters, Bro. and Sister Wilson, Miss Littlejohn and brother, Elder Jones and myself.  Spent a very pleasant day considering where I am, but wished many times during the day that I was home with loved ones and friends.

 

123.  Sunday Jan 2,'10 - Went to Sunday school, then to teachers and officers meeting, then over to Bro. Martin's and back to Fast meeting.  Then to Bro. Martin's for dinner.  Then home and back to evening meeting.  Then over to Bro. Wilson's.  Have had the worst headache I ever had in my life.  Monday Jane 3,'10 - Was sick all night.  Went out to Mileston during forenoon with Bro. Martin and Elder Jones.  Came back and had dinner at Bro. Martin's.  Came home and went out to Sea Point to spend the afternoon.  Came home and had supper at Bro. Wilson's.  Came home and went to bed.

 

124.  Thursday Jan 4,'10 - Stayed at home all day, ill.  Printed a few photographs.  Went down to Bro. Solano's for a while in the evening.  Wednesday Jan 5,'10 - This has been our mail day.  Have been at home all day. Went to meeting in the evening. [Note:  This was Grandfather David Dee's 28th birthday, having been born January 5, 1882]  Thursday Jan 6,'10 - Been at home all day working on my books and making out invoices.  Went to M.I.A. in the evening.  Friday Jan 7,'10 - Worked on books until 5 o'clock and then went out to Murphy Rigby and Sundstrom's.  Had supper, talked a while and came home about 10 o'clock and went to bed.  It has been very warm.

 

125.  Saturday Jan 8,'10 - Went down to clean the hall, came home and had dinner.  Took a bath, had supper and went down to Cape Town to hold street meeting.  Went out to Sister Murray's, came home about 10 o'clock.  Sunday Jan 9,'10 - Went to Sunday school, came home, had dinner with Bro. Wilson.  Sang a few songs, came home, took a nap, had supper, and went to night meeting.  After meeting, went down to Bro. Martin's for an hour and came home.  Jan 10,'10 - Stayed at home and worked on books and got books ready to send to Bay--- Country.  Was measured for a coat and vest afternoon.  Went to cottage meeting in evening at Bro. Averett's.

 

126.  Tuesday Jan 11,'10 - Mail day.  Stayed at home and cleaned house and studied and answered mail.  Wednesday Jan 12,'10 - Worked on books and studied.  Went to hall meeting at night and from there, over to Bro. Martin's.  Thursday Jan 13,'10 - Worked on books, wrote letters and studied during day.  Went to M.I.A. at night.  Sang a duet with Elder Jones, "God Bless our Mountain Home."  Friday Jan 14,'10 - Worked on books and wrote letters.  Went down to Cape Town and saw Sister Murray, then went over to Andersen and Co.'s and got two large boxes of tracts and books.  Have them brought to the office where I unpackaged and checked them.  Spent the evening at Smitherman's and Wilson's.

 

127.  Saturday Jan 15,'10 - Went down and cleaned hall.  Came home, had dinner, took a bath, and slept.  Got up, shaved, and had supper.  Went down to Cape Town and held street meeting.  Had a fine one.  Came home and studied a while.  Sunday Jan 16,'10 - Went to Sunday school.  After S. School, went to Bro. Wilson's, had dinner, came home, studied and slept and went down to Bro. Laurie's.  Had supper.  Went to hall meeting and then over to Bro. Wilson's and practiced songs.  Came home about 10 o'clock.  Jan 17.'10 - Stayed at home and made out monthly report and orders from Liverpool.  Held cottage meeting at Averett's at night.

 

128.  Jan 18,'10 - Worked on books --- and read mail.  Spent evening at Mr. Smitherman's and Bro. Wilson's.  Wed. Jan 19.'10.  Answered mail during forenoon and studied during afternoon.  Went to hall meeting at night.  Called at Bro. Martin's on my way home.  The wind blew my hat off and I never did find it.  Jan 20,'10 - Very windy all day.  Went down to Cape Town and visited Sis. Murray and bought me a hat.  Came home, had dinner, and spent the afternoon --had supper and went to M.I.A. at the hall.  Called in at Bro. Martin's on way home.

 

129.  Jan 21,'10 - Had breakfast and went out tracting.  Came home and went over to Bro. Wilson's.  Came home, wrote a letter.  Had dinner, wrote another letter, and wrapped some books up to send to Elder St--- at Bloemfontane.  Went to the post office and then from there, out to Observatory.  Visited Sister Murphy and from there out to Bro. Sundstrom's.  Came home at 10 o'clock p.m.  Jan 22,'10.  Went down and cleaned the hall.  Came home and had dinner.  Took a bath, had a sleep, had supper, and went over to Bro. Wilson's and spent the evening singing songs and eating fruit.

 

130.  Jan 23,'10 - Went to Sunday school.  Held officers and teacher meeting.  Then went over to Bro. Martin's and had dinner.  Came up home, slept and studied.  Went down to evening meeting.  From there, over to Bro. Martin's and spent the evening.  Came home and read until 1 o'clock.  Jan 24,'10 - Went down to the tailor shop.  Tracted, came home, had dinner.  Then went out tracting and visiting.  Came home and studied a while, then went down to Bro. Averett's and held a cottage meeting.  Stopped and talked a short time after meeting.  Called in up at Bro. Martin's on way home.

 

131.  Jan 25,'10 - Went down to Cape Town.  Came home, had dinner, read our mail and wrote letter during afternoon.  Went down to Cape Town in evening and went to the moving pictures show.  Came home at ten o'clock.  Wed. Jan 26,'10 - Elder Stucke and Pres. Hendricks arrived from up country while we were eating breakfast.  Did not do anything, only sat around and talked and wrote letters.  Went to meeting at hall and up to Bro. Wilson's and practiced two songs.  Came home at ten o'clock.  Jan 27 - Worked on books.  Went down to the bank and telegraph office and telegraphed Elder Reeve's

 

132.  to him at Grahamstown.  Came home and spent balance of day setting up with Pres. Hendricks and working on books and writing letters.  Went to M.I.A. at the hall.  Jan 28,'10 - Went over to Robin's Island with Pres. Hendricks, Elder Steve Jones and Bro. Samuel Martin.  Spent a very pleasant day trip across the bay.  Was fine, very few sick.  It was very warm all day.  All came home tired.  Jan 29,'10 - Wrote letters.  Went down to the Post Office.  Came home and cleaned the hall.  Had dinner, then went down to Cape Town and took a bath.  Came home and had supper and went to bed.

 

133.  Jan 30,'10 - Went to Sunday school, came home and went to Bro. Wilson's for dinner.  Came back and had a sleep.  Went over to Bro. Wilson's and had supper.  Then went to the hall to hall meeting.  Had a nice crowd.  Jan 31,'10 - Worked on books, wrote letters and settled up monthly reports.  Went and held cottage meeting down at Bro. Averett's.  Elder Reese arrived from Port Elizabeth.  Came home and wrote letters and copied monthly reports.  Feb. 1st,'10 - Mail day. Stayed at home and read letters and wrote letters during day.  Then at 6 o'clock went down to Bro. Laurie's, had

 

134.  supper.  Then several of the Saints came and had a very pleasant social.  Sang songs and ate fruit and miner pie and soda water.  Those present were Bro. and Sis. Laurie, Eddie and Mother Laurie, Alf Martin, S. Martin, Sis. Gertrude Murray, Miss Nellie Harris, Bro. and Sis. T. Wilson, Elder Jones, Pres. Hendricks, Elders Reese and myself. Elder Steele did not go on account of feeling ill.  Feb 2nd,'10 - Finished getting mail off and visiting Elders  during the forenoon.  Went down to the docks in afternoon to see the Elders off, Elders Steele, Jones and Reese.  They sailed at one o'clock on Steamship Pinafours with the Royal mail boat over to the best boats in the Union Castle fleet.  Came home, had supper, and went to meetings at the hall.

 

135.  February 3rd,'10 - Did not feel well during forenoon.  Had dinner, then went down to Cape Town.  Called on Sis. Murray, Alf Martin, and Atwell and Co.  Paid the rent on the hall, came home and had a nice chat with Mr. Mc--, one of our new investigators.  Had supper and went to M.I.A.  Friday Feb 4,'10 - Cleaned house during forenoon.  Scrubbed out the kitchen.  Mr. Heyer came and had dinner with us.  After dinner read a while and then went out to Observatory.  Called on Sis. Murphy and then went out to Observatory.  Had supper at Bro. Sundstrom's, came home at 9 o'clock, very warm and sultry.

 

136.  Saturday, February 5,'10 - Went down to Cape Town to Steam Ship offices to see about transportation for Elder Rockwood, Bros. Radly and Simpson for home. Came home, had dinner, then went down and cleaned hall.  Came back and stopped in at Bro. Martin's.  Came on home, had a bath and read.  Had supper, then went over to Bro. Wilson's and practiced a song.  Sunday Feb 6,'10 - Went to Sunday School.  Came home and then went back to Fast meeting.  Then went and had supper at Bro. Martin's.  Went back to night meeting.  Had a good crowd.  Came home and studied for a while.

 

137.  Monday Feb 7,'10 - Worked on books all day.  Went and held cottage meeting at Bro. Averett's and from there, over to the hall to Sunday School teachers and officers.  Tuesday Feb 8,'10 - Went down to Post Office and distributed a few tracts.  Came home and had dinner and read our mail during the afternoon. Went down and spent the evening at Mrs. Harris' on Victory Road #200.  Came home about 10 o'clock.  Wednesday Feb 9.10 -  Wrote letters during the forenoon and went out tracting.  Wrote letters in the evening.  Went over to Bro. Wilson's and practiced a duet for M.I.A. tomorrow night.

 

138.  Thursday Feb 10,'10 - Went down to Cape Town and bought nickels for Elders Rockwood and Bro. Sampson and Radly for home.  Came home and went down to Bro. Martin's.  Came home and had dinner and then went out to Claremont and visited Bro. Ruck and distributed some tracts.  Came home and went to M.I.A. in the evening.  Friday Feb 11,'10 - Went down to Post Office and bank and tracted a little while.  Came home and studied.  Had dinner and talked to Bro. Pierre, then went and visited Bro. Charity Solano and Watson's and tracted a short time.  Bro. Wilson came over and spent the evening and did some reading.

 

139.  February 12, '10 - Went down and cleaned the hall and came back.  Had dinner, studied, took a bath and put my dirty clothes to soak.  Had supper, sewed on buttons.  Went down and visited with Elder Harris and Bro. Luck and came home.  Feb 13,'10 - Went to Sunday School and then to Bro. Wilson and had dinner.  Came home and read, then went down to Sis. Harris' and had tea.  From there, down to the hall and held our evening meeting.  Went from there over to Bro. Martin's and stayed for one hour.  Wind has blown very hard all day.

 

140.  Did my first washing and ironing.  Then downtown about Steam Ship passage. Came home and had dinner.  Elder Rockwood arrived from East London a little after noon.  Held cottage meeting in evening at Bro. Averett's.  Made our monthly report for mission after, and came home.  Feb 15,'10 - Made out monthly report for the mission during forenoon.  During afternoon read letters and answered same.  Went down and spent the evening with Mrs. Harris and family and a few young people.  Spent a very pleasant evening.  They served cakes and cocoa and lemonade.

 

141.  Feb 16,'10 - Finished writing my mail and then went down to the Post Office.  Came back and spent the day posting and working on my books.  Went to hall meeting at night.  From there up to Bro. Wilson's and practiced a song.  Feb 17,'10 - Stayed at home and studied, also worked on books and then went to M.I.A. in evening.  Bro. Sampson and Bro. Rakley arrived from Queenstown on their way to Utah with Elder Rockwood.  Pres. Hendricks and Elder Rockwood spoke in M.I.A.  Feb 18,'1910 -  Stayed at home all day not feeling well.  Went down to Mrs. E. Harris' in the evening. 

 

142.  Feb 19,'10 - Cleaned hall and came home.  Took a bath and did my washing.  Went down to Cape Town.  Feb 20,'10 - Went to Sunday school.  From there to Bro. Solano's for dinner.  Came home and saw Elder Rockwood, Bro's Sampson and Radley off for Zion.  Came home and  read, then went down to Bro. Harris' for supper and from there to meeting.  After meeting, came home and studied.  Called at Bro. Martin's on way home.  Elder Rockwood sailed on S.S. Suffolk via Australia.  February 21,'10 - Stayed at home.  Worked on books, studied.  Held cottage meeting in evening at Bro. Averett's.

 

143.  Tuesday Feb 22nd, 1910 - Went downtown during the forenoon.  Read mail and called on Mrs. Harris and administered to her daughter Nellie during the afternoon.  Went over to Bro. Wilson's and held M.I.A. officers meeting.  Wednesday Feb 23,'10 - Wrote letters all the forenoon.  Studied during the afternoon.  Went to meeting at the hall at night.  After meeting, stopped in at Bro. Martin's and ate supper with him.  Sister Martin gave us a nice, big fruit cake.  Thursday Feb 24,'10 - Went down to Depot and Post Office.  Went out tracting.  Came home and had supper and went to M.I.A.

 

144.  Friday Feb 25,'10 - Went downtown during forenoon.  Came back and had dinner and went out to an agricultural fair out at Rosebank.  It was very good.  Fine horses, cows, hogs.  There was a very large crowd present.  The fair ground is a beautiful place.  Saturday February 26,'10 - Went down and cleaned the hall and had dinner and then went down to Cape Town and took a hot bath at the Long Street Baths.  From there, over to Sister Murray's and from there, home.  Did not go out on the street on account of the wind.  Sunday February 27,'10 - Went to Sunday school and from there up to Bro. Wilson's

 

145.  and had dinner.  Stopped and talked a while.  Came home and took a sleep for an hour and studied during the afternoon.  Had supper and then went to evening meeting.  From there to Bro. Martin's and stopped and talked for an hour.  Monday Feb 28,'10 - Went down to the bakery and paid my bread bill.  From there down to the bank and then home.  Had dinner and studied and worked don books during the afternoon.  Went down to Bro. Averett's and held a cottage meeting.  Had a colored woman and her daughter here all day scrubbing and cleaning house for us.  Came home about 10 o'clock from Averett's.

 

146.  March 1st, 1910 - Went downtown and did some shopping.  Came home and did some cooking.  After dinner did some studying and writing.  After supper, went down to Bro. Labors and street mtg. in the evening.  Came home at 10 o'clock.  Wed Mar 2nd, 1910 - Studied during the forenoon and went down to the Post Office.  Came home and had dinner.  Then went down to the R.Road station to get a box.  Came home, had supper and went to a meeting in the hall.  Came home and studied.  Thursday March 3rd, 1910 - Balanced my books during forenoon and studied.  Took a trip down to Cape Town during the afternoon.  Went to M.I.A. at night.

 

147.  Friday Mar 4, 1910 - Stayed at home during forenoon and worked don books and mended my trousers.  Afternoon studied and went out to Murphy's and Sundstrom's.  Came home about 10 o'clock.  Saturday Mar 5 - Went down and cleaned hall.  Came home and cooked.  During the afternoon took a bath and cleaned up.  At night went and spent the evening at Porter's and Solomon's.  Came home at 10 o'clock.  Sunday 6, 1910 - Went down to Sunday school.  Came home ill.  Went to Fast meeting and from there to Sister Laurie's.  Had dinner.  Came home and went and administered to Bro. Perry's little one.  Came home and went to meeting at hall.

 

148.  Monday March 7, 1910 - Went out and did my shopping and some tracting.  Came home and worked on my books until noon.  Had dinner and made out my monthly report and had a shave and supper, and then went down to Bro. Averett's and held a cottage meeting.  Thursday Mar 8 - Went out tracting.  Came home and watered the flowers.  Had dinner, wrote letters and read mail.  Went down and had supper and spent the evening at Bro. Laurie's.  Came home and finished my letters to wife and mother.  Wednesday Mar 9, 1910 - Finished my mail and went down to the Post Office.  Came home,

 

149.  had supper and studied a while and then went out visiting Saints and friends.  Then went down on the beach.  From there to the hall and held meeting.  Came home and had supper and went to bed.  March 19, 1910 - Went out shopping.  Came home and wrote a letter to each of the Elders.  Had dinner and then went down to Cape Town and up to Upper Sl-- st. and over to German Town and saw Sister Sampson.  Came home, had supper and went to M.I.A. meeting at the hall, and from there over to Bro. Laurie's and talked with him on the question of immigrating to Utah and the advisability of his going.  Came home at eleven o'clock.

 

150.  Friday March 11, 1910 - Went downtown and came home, had dinner, and then went out to Claremont to see old Bro. Ruck.  Came home, had supper and studied.  Been ill all day and all last night.  Saturday Mar 12, 1910 - Cleaned hall, came home and had my bath and did my washing.  Had dinner.  Went down to Cape Town and held street meeting.  Sunday March 13,'1910 - Went down to Sunday school.  Had to come home ill.  Went down to Alf Martin's for dinner and spent the afternoon.  Had supper and came home and went and held meeting at the hall.

 

151. Monday March 14, '1910 - Went downtown and did my shopping.  Came home and studied.  Rain and wind -- sick feeling ---Tuesday Mar 15,'10 - Studied and worked at home and read and answered my mail.  Wednesday Mar 16 - Went down to Post Office and bank. Called on Sister Watson.  Came home and had dinner.  Went and called on Mrs. Crawthorne and Sis Luck. Went to meeting in the hall at night.

 

152.  March 17, 1910 - Went out tracting and visiting during forenoon.  Came home, had dinner, read a while and went out tracting again.  Came home, had supper, and went to M.I.A. meeting at Hall.  Called at Bro. Wilson's on way home.  I occupied the time at M.I.A. tonight.  Spoke on our articles of faith and sang songs.  Friday March 18, 1910 - Went down to Cape Town and administered to two of Mr. Park's children.  Came home and went down to the butcher shop.  Came back, had dinner and read and slept during afternoon.  Went out tracting a while in the evening and visited Sis. Patience.  Came home and spent the remainder of the evening in study.

 

152 (misnumbered?) Saturday Mar 19, 1910 - Went down and cleaned hall.  Came home, cleaned up the house, got dinner ready and then took a bath and did my washing.  Read a while, had a nap, then had supper and went down to Cape Town to hold street meeting but found it was too windy.  Sunday Mar 20, 1910 - Went to Sunday school.  Came home, had dinner at Bro. Wilson's.  Came home and slept and studied during afternoon.  Went to hall meeting in the evening.  March 21, 1910 - Went down to Bro. Martin's and had a talk with him.  Came home and had dinner and studied during the afternoon.  Held cottage meeting at night at Averett's.

 

153 (misnumbered?) Tuesday March 22 - Went down to Bro. Averett's and went downtown.  Came home, had our dinner and read our mail during remainder of day and evening.  Wednesday, March 23, 1910 - Went down to Post Office and tracting for a short time.  Came home and read.  Had dinner.  Studied during afternoon.  Went to meeting in hall at night.  Thursday March 24, 1910 - Went and did my shopping before noon.  Had dinner, studied, wrote letters.  Wrapped books and sent them to Elders.  Called on Bro. Martin.  Went to the depot, had my hair cut, came home, had supper and went down to M.I.A. meeting.  From there to Humphrey T. Martins to help them pack buns.  They made over 31,600.

 

154.  March 25, 1910 - Went out to Wynoud during forenoon and visited Sis. Olsen.  This being Good Friday and a public holiday, we were not able to get out and do any regular work.  Stayed at home.  During afternoon went down to Bro. Francisco Solano's and spent the evening.  Came home about 9 o'clock.  March 26, 1910 - Went down and cleaned the hall.  Came home and had dinner and cleaned house.  After dinner, had my bath and did my washing.  Had supper and then went out and spent the evening at Bro. Wilson's. Sunday March 27, 1910 - Went to Sunday school.  Had dinner at Bro. Wilson's, came home and studied.  Went to hall meeting at night.

 

155.  March 28, 1910 - Went downtown and bought meat.  Called at Sis. Laurie's and spent the forenoon.  Came home and had dinner and read during the afternoon.  Then went down to Bro. Laurie's for tea.  Came home and then went down and called on Sis. Harris.  A fierce wind and rain storm has been raging all last night and today--many houses have been blown down and several persons injured and a few killed.  Many trees were torn up by the roots.  We intended going out to--- visit Bro. Martin but the storm was too severe, so we did not go.  Mar 29, 1910 - Worked on books and mail.  Wrote letters.  Went down and visited Bro -- and found them leaving.  Brought them some food.  Spent the afternoon at Sis. Harris'. 

 

156.  March 30, 1910 - Wrote letters during the forenoon.  Had dinner and went out visiting.  Came home and had supper and went to meeting in the hall.  Mar 31, 1910 - Went down to Bro. Laurie's and around to the butcher shop.  Came home and had dinner and read during afternoon until about 5 o'clock, and went down to Bro. Solano's and had supper.  From there to M.I.A. meeting at hall and home.  April 1st, 1910 - Worked on books during the forenoon and went tracting and visiting out a Observatory at Sis. Murphy' and Sundstroms.  Had supper at Sundstrom's.  Came home at 9 o'clock. 

 

157.  April 2, 1910 - Went down to Woodstock and cleaned the hall, and from there, down to the bank.  Came home and had dinner.  Cleaned the house and took a bath and did my washing and stamped and folded some tracts.  Had supper and went down to see Bro. ---.  From there took a walk through the slums of Cape Town in company with Pres. Hendricks and up through Woodstock home.  April 3, 1910 - Went to Sunday school.  Came home and slept, and then went to Fast meeting.  From there to Bro. Wilson's and had dinner.  Came home and read, and then went to meeting.  From there, over to Bro. Martin's and spent an hour with him and Bro. and Sis. Wilson and Sis. Murray also called.

 

158.  Monday, April 4, 1910 - Stayed at home and worked on my books all day.  After supper, went down to Bro. Averett's and held cottage meeting, coming home about 9:30 p.m.  Tuesday April 5, 1910 - Mail day.  Worked at home during forenoon and wrote letters during the afternoon.  Had supper and went over to Bro. Watson's and spent the evening.  (Note:  1 year ago this date, April 5th,  Grandpa Phillips started his mission).   Wednesday April 6, 1910 - Went down to the Post Office.  Came home and worked on reports all the rest of the day.  Went to meeting in the hall at night.  Thursday April 7, 1910 - Stayed at home all day and worked on reports.  Went to M.I.A. at night.

 

159.  Friday, April 8, 1910 - Worked on reports all day.  Walked down to Cape Town after supper, out as far as Sister Murray's.  Saturday April 9, 1910 - Went down and cleaned hall and from there, down to Cape Town to the baths.  From there, down to Sis. Murray's, and from there, home.  Had dinner and read, and took a nap.  Had supper and went down to Bro. Porter's and spent all evening.  Sunday April 10, 1910 - Went to Sunday school.  From there to Bro. Wilson's for dinner.  From there, home and then to church in evening.  From there to Bro. Martin's.  Had a nice social chat and had cake and ginger beer.  Came home about 10 o'clock.

 

160.  Monday, April 11, 1910 - Went out forenoon down to the laundry and out tracting and came home.  Had dinner and studied during the afternoon.  Had supper and went down and held cottage meeting down at hall.  Tuesday April 12, 1910 - Went out tracting and to the shoe makers and went down town.  Came home, had diner and read my letters and wrote letters during the afternoon.  Had supper and went over to Bro. Watson's.  Came home and wrote letters.  Wednesday April 13, 1910 - Spent forenoon getting our mail off and read during the afternoon.  Went to hall meeting in the evening.  Very warm all day. Thursday April 14, 1910 - Went out and visited Sister Patience.  Came home and stamped tracts.  Had dinner and then folded tracts during the afternoon and wrote letters.  Went to M.I.A. at night.  Friday April 15, 1910 - Went down to Cape Town and visited art gallery and museum.  Was ill all day.  Came home and spent remainder of day on the bed.  Went and visited Sis. Harris and Bro. Wilson in the evening.  Saturday April 16, 1910 - Went down and cleaned the hall.  Came home and had dinner.  Cleaned up the house, took a bath, did my washing.  Went out visiting Saints Wallers and Porters.  Came home and had supper and studied during the evening.

 

161.  Thursday, Mar 19, 1910 - (Note:  Diary dates out of sequence) - Went out tracting in the forenoon -- ---

 

162.  Sunday May 8, 1910 - Went to Sunday school in morning.  Had dinner at Bro. Wilson's.  At one o'clock, there was a salute of 68 guns in the new King George 5th of England.  Came home and had a rest.  Went down to Bro. Laurie's and had supper.  Went to hall meeting.  Brother Martin, Bro. Waller and Pres. Hendricks occupied the time.  It was a memorial service to King Edward 7th.  Stopped in at Bro. Martin's on our way home.

 

164.  Sunday April 17, 1910 - Went to Sunday school and from there down to Mr. Alf Martin's for dinner and spent the afternoon with them, and then went to evening meeting.  From there, called at Bro, Martin's on our way home and had cocoa and cake.  Monday April 18, 1910 - Went down town.  Came back and studied during the forenoon and afternoon, Bro. R. Boyd Kimberly called and spent the afternoon.  He was on his way to England on a visit.  Went down and had a cottage meeting and from there, over to the hall and held a meeting due to misunderstanding among the Saints.  Bros. Porter, Waller, and Martin, Wilson and Sis. Wilson.

 

165.  Tuesday April 19, 1910 - Went down town and put out a few tracts.  Came home, had dinner.  Bro. Boyd of Kimberley had dinner with us.  Read our mail and wrote letters and read papers during the afternoon.  Had supper and went down to Cape Town and Pres. Hendricks spoke before the Cape Town Socialist Debating Society.  Then we stopped and discussed Mormonism until 12 o'clock.  Came home.  Wednesday April 20 - Finished writing my letters and went down to the Post Office.  Came home and had dinner.  Worked on books and studied during the afternoon.  Had supper, and went down the hall and held meeting, and came home.

 

168.  Thursday April 21, 1910 - Rained all day.  Studied during morning and went out visiting during the afternoon.  Went to M.I.A. at night at the hall.  Friday April 22, 1910 - Went out tracting.  Came home and had dinner and went out visiting Bro. Solano and Watson.  Saturday April 23, 1910 - Cleaned hall and --- and went to the Bioscope picture show at Cape Town at night.  Came home at 9:15.  April 24, 1910 - Went to Sunday school.  Had dinner at Bro. Wilson's.  Came home and went down to dock to see the Japanese Warship Ikona.  This is the largest warship that has ever visited Table Bay.  She is a fine, big ship.  Thousands of people were down to see it.  Came home and went to hall meeting, stopped at Bro. Martin's.

 

167.  Monday April 25, 1910 - Stormed all day.  Went down to Woodstock in the morning and then down to Bro. Martin's for dinner.  They had a fine turkey dinner celebrating the Jewish feast of the Passover.  Had a taste of unleavened bread.  Went down to Bro. Averett's and held cottage meeting at night.  Tuesday April 26, 1910 - Went down town before noon.  Came home, had dinner and then read and answered my mail.  Went over to Bro. Wilson's in evening.  Wednesday April 27, 1910 - Went out tracting and walked down to the Salt River R.R. shops.  Came home, had dinner and studied during the afternoon and went to meeting in the hall in the evening.

 

168.  April 28, 1910 - Went out tracting.  Came home, had dinner and studied during the afternoon.  Went to M.I.A. in evening.  Friday April 29, 1910 - Went out tracting.  Came home, had dinner, studied and then went out to observatory and visited Murphy Rigby's and spent the evening with Bro. Sundstrom.  Saturday April 30, 1910 - Went down and cleaned hall.  Came home, had dinner, took a bath, and did my washing.  Cleaned up the house, had supper and spent the evening at Bro. Lucks.  Sunday May 1st, 1910 - Went to Sunday school.  Had dinner at Bro. Martin's.  Went to fast meeting and hall meeting at night. Called at Bro. Martin's on way home.

 

169.  Monday May 2nd, 1910 - Went out tracting down to Bank and Bro. Martins and Bro. Laurie's.  Came home, had dinner, and finished balancing my books.  Held cottage meeting at Bro. Averett's at night.  Tuesday May 3rd - Went out tracting.  Came home, had dinner, read my mail and wrote letters.  Spent evening at Bro L--.  Wednesday May 4th - Wrote letters.  Went down at Post Office.  Came home.  Had dinner.  Went down to Cape Town and to hall meeting at night.  Thursday May 5, 1910 - Went out tracting and visiting.  Came home, worked on books and reports during afternoon.  Stormy all day.  Went to M.I.A. in the evening.  This is ascension day and a holiday for everyone. 

 

170.  Friday May 6, 1910 - Went out tracting. Came home, had dinner, shaved, and went out to Claremont and visited Bro. George Ruck.  Came home about eleven o'clock.  Spent evening at home.  Saturday May 7, 1910 - Received news today of the death of King Edward of England.  Went down to Cape Town and took a bath.  Came home, went over to Bro. Wilson's, had supper and spent the evening.  Sunday May 8, 1910 - See page 162 - Monday May 9, 1910 - Went out tracting.  Poor success.  Came home, had dinner, made out monthly report during afternoon.  Held cottage meeting at night at Bro. Averett's. 

 

171.  Tuesday May 10, 1910 - -- Cape town -- mail day.  Answered mail during the afternoon.  Wednesday May 11, 1910 - Got our mail off and went down to the Bank.  Came home, had dinner.  Worked in office during afternoon.  Held hall meeting at night.  Thursday May 12, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Ill all the afternoon.  Went to M.I.A. in hall at night.  Friday May 13, 1910 - Went out tracting.  In morning wrapped books ready to send to Bay afternoon.  Spent evening at Bro. Solano's.  Sat May 14, 1910 - Cleaned hall and house.  Had bath and did my washing.  Went down to Cape Town at night.  Sunday May 15, 1910 - Went to Sunday school.  From there to Cape Town.  Had dinner at Alf Martin's.  Spent the afternoon.  Had supper.  Went to meeting at hall.  Stopped in at Bro. Martin's on way home and talked.

 

172.  Monday May 16, 1910 - Went out visiting Saints during forenoon.  Went down to Cape Town and had dinner at Alf Martin's and then went out to Wynberg with him.  Visited Wynberg Park.  Came home, had supper and went over and spent the evening at Bro. Wilson's. -- Monday.  Visited the Wynberg Barracks.  Tuesday May 17, 1910 - Went our tracting during forenoon.  Came home, had dinner and read and answered my mail.  Spent evening at Bro. Lalors and had supper with him.  Wednesday May 18, 1910 - Had toothache all night and was up walking the floor all night.  Went down to Woodstock during forenoon.  Came home, had dinner and went down to Cape Town and had the dentists pull my tooth.  Came home, had supper and went to meeting at hall.  Came home... (Note:  It appears here that the pages have been numbered differently)

 

Money Spent   75.00

      "        "     325.00

      "        "       50.00

Money orders from home ------  100.00

      "        "       "  Mother and Jess 10.00

      "        "       "   Mother -------- 10.00

      "        "       "                            10.00

Five dollar bill from Josephine          5.00

From Grandma Layton                    2.00

Jan 4, 1910 Mother 1910             10.00

Feb 22      "     1910                     10.00

Mar 15      Mother                        10.00

   "     "       Home                          10.00

May 17, 1910      Mother              10.00

 

173.  Thousands were turned away who stood in the line one hour after we got on.  The base of his statue was a mass of flowers ---- vocal --- The music on the big pipe organ was ---.  Came home, had supper and went over to Bro. Wilson's and spent the evening watching Haley's Comet.  Saturday May 21, 1910 - Went down and cleaned the hall.  Came home and cleaned the house.  Had dinner, did my wash-----.  Went down and called a Mrs. foster and family.  Came home, had supper and studied and had a look at the Comet for an hour.  Sunday May 22, 1910 - Went to Sunday school.  Came home and went over to Bro. Wilson's for dinner.  Stopped and talked a while.  Came home and had a nap.  Had supper and went to meeting at the hall.  Pres. H. and I talked, stopping in at Bro. Martin's on the way home.  Monday May 23, 1910 - Went down to Bank and ---  had dinner and --- during the afternoon.  Went down to Bro. --- and held cottage meeting at night.  Very stormy all day and cold especially during afternoon.

 

174.  Tuesday May 24, 1910 - Walked down to the Post Office and butcher shop.  Came home, read my mail and wrote letters during day.  -- and Empire or Victoria day.  Spent the evening at Mr. Munson's.  Came home at 9:30 p.m.  Wednesday May 25, 1910 - Finished getting of mail.  Went downtown.  Came home, had dinner, wrote letters, worked on books.  Went to meeting at hall.  Came home and studied.  Thursday May 26, 1910 - Went out tracting.  Came home and had dinner.  Had a nap.  Went down to Bro. Solano's.  Had tea from --- then to M.I.A. meeting at the hall.  --- for the lessons and sang a solo.  Friday May 27, 1910 - One year ago today I arrived in Cape Town.  Went over to Brother Wilson's.  From there down to Cape Town and saw Sis. Murray and from there, up to Germantown and saw Sis. Sampson and Mr. Carlson and home.  Had dinner and went out to observatory.  Called on Mrs. Rigby and spent the evening with Bro. Sundstrom.  Saturday May 28, 1910 - Went down and cleaned the hall.  Came home, had dinner, cleaned the house.  Went down and telegraphed to Elder Brough about getting ---ticket.  Came home, had bath and did my washing.  Had supper and went down to Cape Town and saw Sister Murray.  It has stormed all day. 

 

175. Sunday May 29, 1910 - Very stormy all day and night.  Went to Sunday school.  Had dinner at Bro. Wilson's.  Went to meeting at night; during day was at home.  Stopped in at Bro. Martin's on way home.  Monday May 30, 1910 - Stayed at home.  It rained all day very hard.  Went down to Bro. Laurie's for tea and from there to Bro. Averett's and held cottage meeting.  Tuesday May 31, 1910 - Union day - Stormy all day.  Went down to Bro. Porter's.  Spent a few hours.  Came home.  Spent evening at home/  This day the South African Colonies were united.  -- Wednesday June 1st, 1910 - --- up account -- went to hall and read --- in evening.  Thursday June 2, 1910 - Went down to post office.  Called on Mrs. Harris.  Came home and worked on books.  Went down to Bro. Martin's for dinner.  They made a big dinner for me on account of my leaving for up country soon.  Came home and worked on reports.  Went to M.I.A. at hall at night.  Came home and finished making out my quarterly financial report (for the mission).  June 3, 1910 - Elder Brough arrived.  We spent the day visiting friends and saints.  Went down to Cape Town at night.  June 4, 1910 - Went to town and bank.  Bought some --- home. Packed my trunk with books and tracts.  Wrote out monthly and quarterly reports.  Wrote up history.  Did my washing and had my bath.

 

176.  June 5, 1910 - Went to Sunday school.  From there home and wrapped my trunk.  Went to Fast meeting at the hall.  From there to Sis Harris' with Elder Brough and had dinner.  From there to hall meeting.  From there over to Bro. Martin's and spent remainder of evening.  June 6, 1910 - Went down to bank.  From there to the R.R. station at Cape Town and left for Kimberly over Cape Goo R.R.- ex--.  Spent day on train and all night.  Tuesday June 7, 1910 - Spent day on train, passed --- and English battlefields --- arrived at Kimberley 6:35 p.m. -- -- at the station.  Went over to hall and attended a social.  Wed. June 8, 1910 - Kimberley - Visited saints and went to meeting in hall at night.  Thursday June 9, 1910 - Kimberley - Visited saints and friends and spent evening at Bro. Rash.  Friday June 10, 1910 - Went out and visited diamond mines.  Also work and ---.  Saw them taking the diamonds out in all their forms.  Saw about #200,000.00 worth of diamonds, some over 47 karats ---.  They have 5,000 acres -- for dumping the car --they empty about -- an hour --employ about -- natives and have employed as many as 20,000.  The Wess-- mine we visited had 6,000 men.

 

177.  We were allowed to go through by the courtesy of Mr. William's, the manager, an American from Park City, Utah, and he was also American consul.  Saturday June 11, 1910 - Arrived at Bloemfonteau about 10 o'clock on 10th.  Made a few photographs and visited saints and friends.  Sunday June 12, 1910 - At Bloemfonteau.  Went to Sunday school.  Had dinner at Bro. Osmond's and supper at Bro. Vanhortens.  Held cottage meeting at night.  --- Whiting and I did the talking.  Monday June 13, 1910 - Went and visited friends.  Left for Johannesburg at four o'clock p.m. on Central South African R.R. on the sharp express.  Arrived at Johannesburg at  4 o'clock next morning.  Tuesday June 14 - Arrived at Johannesburg at 9 a.m.  Had breakfast with Elder Houtz and then took a look over the city and this is the greatest mining camp I have ever seen.  Spent evening at Mr. Johnson's.  Came home and wrote Pres. Hendricks a letter.  Went to bed.  Wednesday June 15, 1910 - Went out to Boxburg and visited Bro. Duffin and Bro. Williams and - visited Joe Burg [Note:  Johannesburg??]  and then came home and cleaned up.  Went down to Joe Burg and to supper and looked --- came home.

 

179.  Thursday June 16 - Left for Joe Burg at 8:10 a.m. for --- arriving at 9:30.  Elders Houtz and Whitney came with me.  Stopped at Bro. --.  Friday June 17, 1910 - Visited saints and had a look over town during day.  --- left for Joe Burg at 8:15.  Saturday I had a lookover our --- Went to show at night.  Sunday June 19 - Cleaned up and spent day at home and writing letters.  Monday June 20, 1910 - Went out to Sunny side and --- down to ---.  Tuesday June 21, 1910 - Went and called on the City Clerk and got a license to tract the town and hold street meetings.  Also called on Mr. Beth, Inspector of Police.  Had a good gospel conversation with both and left Books with them.  Wednesday June 22, 1910 - Met Elder Crane and helped him and straightened up our room.  Thursday June 23, 1910 - Stamped tracts and went out and did first tracting all alone in Pretoria --- with good success.  After, visited Sis. Wick and stamped tracts.

 

180. July 1st, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon. Came home, had dinner, studied and went and visited Sis. Wick.  Had supper and then went down to Bro. Kesselaar's.  Saturday, July 2nd - Took a bath and pressed my clothes and read during day.  Went down town at night.  Sunday July 3rd - Read during the morning and took a walk after dinner.  Held our first meeting in Pretoria at night at 118 Railway Cottage. Bro. H. Dunnings.  Monday, July 4, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Had dinner and spent the afternoon visiting Mr. Harding and stamping tracts.  Tues July 5, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Came home, had dinner and went and called on Mr. Harding and another gentleman.  Came home and spent the afternoon reading.  Wednesday July 6, 1910 - Went out tracting in forenoon.  Had a nap and read during afternoon.  Spent evening at Bro. Kesselaars singing.  Thursday July 7, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Afternoon called on Sis. Wick and Mr. -- Spent evening at home.  Friday July 8 - Went out tracting during forenoon, studied during afternoon.  Spent evening at home.  Saturday July 9, 1910 - Cleaned up and brushed and cleaned my clothes during forenoon.  Wrote letters and read during afternoon.  Spent evening with Mr. and Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Frighs.  Sunday July 10, 1910 - Shaved, went over to Mr. Wicks and came back.  Had breakfast, cleaned up, took a walk down to the park.  Came home and had dinner.  Had a sleep and read.  Had a cottage meeting at night.  Had supper and spent the evening reading.  Monday July 11, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon and afternoon came home and stamped tracts.  Spent evening at home. Tuesday July 12, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Had dinner and stamped tracts and studied.  Went and called on Mr. Harding.  Spent evening at home.  Wednesday July 13, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Read during afternoon and went to see Mr. Gage.  Spent the evening at Bro. Kesselaars. 

 

181.  Thursday July 14, 1910 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Studied and visited Sis. Wick during the afternoon.  Had supper and spent the evening at Mr. George Gage.  Friday July 15, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Read my mail during the afternoon. Spent evening at home.  Saturday July 16, 1910 - At home, cleaned up and studied.  Went down town in the evening.  Sunday July 17, 1910 - Spent the day a home.  Studied and had a nap during afternoon and meeting at night here at Bro. Dunning.  Monday July 18, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Visited Mr. Harding during the afternoon and during evening.  Tuesday July 19, 1910 - Went out tracting over to West Pretoria.  Sold 10 books and distributed 165 altogether.  This is my busiest day selling books.  Spent the afternoon in study.  Spent the evening with Mr. Gage at home.  Wednesday July 20, 1910 - Went out tracting from 10 o'clock until 2 p.m.  Read and had a rest during the afternoon.  Spent the evening down at Bro. Kesselaars.  Thursday July 21, 1910 - Went out tracting out at Skinner's Court during forenoon.  Visited --- during the afternoon.  Spent evening at home.

 

182.  Friday July 22, 1910 - Went out tracting at Skinner's Court. Came home at 2:15 not well.  Visited during afternoon and studied at night.  Saturday July 23, 1910 - Was home sick all day.  Had my bath and studied during the day and evening.  Sunday July 24, 1910 - Cleaned up during the forenoon and read during the afternoon.  Held meeting at night.  Much different to a 24th of July at home.  Monday July 25, 1910 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Studied and read during the afternoon.  Stamped tracts at night.  Tuesday July 26, 1910 - Went out tracting.  Started over our district with our second tract.  Had a rest and my haircut during the afternoon.  Spent evening at home.  This is my best Book day so far.  19 sold, 7 loaned, 5 given away.  Wednesday July 27, 1910 - Went out tracting during the forenoon and out visiting in the afternoon and out to political meeting at night in the Presbyterian Church.  Thursday July 28, 1910 - Went out tracting in forenoon.  Visited Sis. Wick in afternoon.  Spent evening at home.

 

183.  Friday, July 29, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Read during the afternoon and went to show with Mr. Van -- and Bro. and Bro. Dunning and Elder Crane (Arizona Texas Jack).  Stopped in at a cafe and had some fish and chips on the way home.  Saturday July 30, 1910 - Cleaned up during the forenoon.  Read afternoon.  Went down town at night.  Sunday July 31 - Studied during the day and held cottage meeting at night.  Monday August 1st - Today was Bank holiday and Arbor day.  Stayed at home all day and night.  Tuesday August 2, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Had dinner and went out to Burgersdorp to call on Mr. Winters and Mr. Harris and Johnson.  Came home and had supper and went to a lecture given by Burma Von Ahlefesst.  Lecture on the conflict between science and religion.  It was very good.  Given by the League of Progressive Thought.  Wednesday August 3rd, 1910 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Studied and went and called on Mr. Harris.  Sold him a "Book of Mormon, D--, Voice of Warning, and Was Joseph Smith Sent of God?"  Came home and studied the rest of the evening.

 

184.  Thursday Aug 4th 1910 - Went out tracting and finished tracting R.R.Camp for second time.  Had dinner and went over to the shoemaker.  From there to Mr. Wicks.  Came home, had supper and went down to Bro. Kesselaar's.  Spent evening.  Friday Aug 5, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Had dinner, studied, and read mail.  Had supper and went out and spent the evening with Mr. J.J.Harris out by race course, and spent one of the most pleasant evenings I have spent in Africa.  August 6, 1910 - Cleaned up and pressed clothes during the forenoon and read during the afternoon.  Wrote letters at night.  Sunday Aug 7, 1910 - Fast day.  Spent day at home and held cottage meeting at night.  Mr. and Mrs. Cooper left for Joe Burg today.  Monday Aug 8, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon, read during afternoon and evening.  My hip has hurt me quite badly all day.  Tuesday Aug 9, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Read and had a rest during the afternoon.  Studied during evening.  Wednesday Aug 10, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Studied during the afternoon and evening, and stamped tracts.

 

185.  Thursday Aug 11, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Called on Mr. Beth, Inspector of Police.  Stamped tracts during afternoon.  Studied during evening.  Friday Aug 12, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Visited Mr. Wick's during afternoon.  Studied during evening.  Saturday Aug 13, 1910 - Spent the day cleaning up and studying.  Took a walk downtown during the evening.  Sunday August 14, 1910 - Read during day and had our meeting at night with only Bro. Kesselaar and son here.  We did not hold any regular meeting.  Monday Aug 15, 1910 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Studied during afternoon and evening.  Tuesday Aug 16, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Studied and slept during the afternoon.  Went up to call on Mr. Harding at night and studied.  Wednesday Aug 17, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Our books came from Cape Town in the afternoon and we checked them up.  I received over 400.  Spent the evening down at Bro. Kesselaar's.  Thursday August 18, 1910 - Went tracting out at Skinner's Court.  Came home at 2:15 p.m.-- out and read during the afternoon and evening.

 

186.  Friday Aug 19, 1910 - Stayed at home.  Did not feel well and doctored myself up.  Went over to Mrs. Wick's during the afternoon.  Spent evening at home.  Saturday Aug 20, 1910 - Cleaned up and wrote letters all day and read during the evening.  Sunday Aug 21, 1910 - Read all day and held cottage meeting at night.  Monday Aug 22, 1910 - Went out tracting during forepart of the day.  Came home at three.  Read during the afternoon and stamped tracts in the evening.  Tuesday Aug 23, 1910 - Was all ready to go out tracting when Elders Houtz and Whitney came from Johannesburg.  Stayed at home until noon and spent afternoon at Mr. Wick's and down at Bro. Kesselaars.  Wednesday Aug 24, 1910 - Visited with the Elders and took a walk over to the park and held a cottage meeting at night.  Thursday Aug 25, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Came home, had dinner and then went over and saw the Elders off for Johannesburg and went down town.  Came home and read our mail.  I received my first mail direct from home today.

 

187.  August 26, 1910 - Went out tracting until 2 o'clock.  Came home and spent the remainder of the day in study.  Saturday Aug 27, 1910 - Spent day cleaning up and reading.  Sunday Aug 28 - Read during day.  Held cottage meeting at night.  Took a walk over to the R.R. shops with Bro. Dunning.  Monday August 29, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  It was a very disagreeable day; very windy and dusty.  Studied during the afternoon and evening.  Tuesday Aug 30, 1910 - Stayed at home during day on account of the wind and dust.  Went out and spent the evening with Mr. J.J. Harris.  Came home and studied a while.  Wednesday Aug 31, 1910 - Finished tracting our district for the 2nd time today during forenoon.  Spent afternoon writing letters and went over to Mr. Wicks and visited Sis. Wick.  Came home, had supper and went and spent the evening at Bro. Kesselaar's.  Came home, studied a while, and went to bed.

 

188.  Thursday Sep 1st, 1910 - Got ready and went to the station to go to Johannesburg.  Had trouble in getting our ticket reduction, so went down and spent the afternoon at the Traffic Manager's office.  Got things tied up and went down at 5:15.  Arrived about 6:30 a.m.  Quite a crowd of friends and saints came and spent the evening at Bro. Duffin's.  Friday Sept 2nd - Walked out to the zoo and park.  Came home and spent the evening and had dinner with ---- Ritman -- Grace, had a splendid time and was treated royally fine.  Saturday Sept 3rd - Spent day at home and visiting friends and reading and writing letters.  Spent evening at Bro. Duffin's.  Sunday Sept 4, 1910 - Spent the day at Bro. Duffin's.  Had a walk over Joe Burg and held meeting in the new hall of the Elders.  I had the privilege of being the first speaker to speak in a Mormon Hall in Joe Burg.  Did not have too large a crowd --- to meeting.  Monday Sept 5, 1910 - Spent day reading and writing.  Spent evening at Mr. Thompson's and had supper with him.

 

189.  Tuesday Sept 6, 1910 - Read during forenoon.  Came up from Johannesburg -- afternoon and read my -- papers.  Spent evening at home.  Wednesday Sep 7, 1910 - Did not feel well so stayed at home all day.  Stamped tracts and read. Thursday Sep 8 - Stayed at home ill all day.  Mail day, received no mail, only papers.  Spent evening at Kesselaars.  Friday Sept 9, 1910 - Ill all day.  Read and went over and visited Mr. and Mrs. Wick during the afternoon.  Rained at night.  First time since I landed in Pretoria.  Saturday Sept. 10, 1910 - Studied, took a bath and cleaned up.  Mended clothes and studied during the afternoon and evening.  Sunday Sept 11, 1910 - Spent day at home reading.  Held cottage meeting at night.  After meeting, had supper and took a nice walk.  Monday Sept 12, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Read during the afternoon.  Spent the evening at Mr. Harding's.  Tuesday Sept 13, 1910 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Studied during the afternoon and visited some friends.  Spent the evening at home.  Very windy all day.

 

190.  Wednesday Sept 14, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon and over to the Post Office.  Did not feel well and laid down during the afternoon.  Spent the evening at Kesselaar's.  Thursday Sept 15, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Did not go out afternoon.  today was election day.  Went down town in evening.  The whole of church square was covered with people.  Friday Sept 16, 1910 - Went tracting during forenoon.  Went out to Mr. Wick's during the afternoon.  Spent the evening at home in study.  Mr. Botha the Prime Minister was defeated in the election by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick.  Saturday Sept 17, 1910 - Spent day cleaning up and mending clothes.  Went over to town and had a hair cut.  Spent evening writing letters.  Sunday Sep 18, 1910 - Read during the day.  Held cottage meeting at night.  It rained a little tonight.  Monday Sept 19, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Studied during afternoon and went over to Depot and met Elders From Joe Burg, Houtz and Whitney.  Tuesday Sept 20, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Spent afternoon with Elders and spent evening out at Mr. J.J.Harris'.

 

191.  Wednesday Sept 21, 1910 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Elder Houtz and Whitney left for Joe Burg this morning.  Mr. Sousan called during afternoon, and we stamped tracts after he left.  Thursday Sep 22, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Visited Sis. Wick during afternoon.  Spent evening reading mail.  Friday Sept 23, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Rested and read during afternoon.  Spent evening at Bro. Kesselaar's.  Saturday Sept 24, 1910 - Spent day at home writing and cleaning up and evening at home.  Sunday Sept 25, 1910 - Spent day at home.  Held a cottage meeting at night and took a walk down town after.  Monday, Sept 26, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon and I spoke to ---.  After a while took Elder Crane's photo and he took mine.  Also, one of the house.  Developed them in the evening.  Tuesday Sept 27, 1910 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Made photos during the afternoon.  Read during the evening.  Wednesday Sept 28, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Slept during afternoon.  I did not feel well.  Spent evening down at Bro. Kesselaars.  Very windy and dusty and disagreeable. 

 

192.  Thursday Sept 29, 1910 - Went out tracting in morning.  Read mail and visited Sis. Wick during afternoon.  Spent evening reading papers.  Friday Sept 30, 1910 - Stayed at home all day.  It rained all last night and all day today.  Saturday Oct 1st, 1910 - Storming all day.  Stayed at home, mended and pressed clothes and wrote letters during the evening.  Sunday Oct 2nd, 1910 - Stormy al day.  Studied during day and held cottage meeting at night.  Took a walk after meeting over to Round House and back.  [Note:  This was Grandmother Nettie's 28th birthday, her having been born October 2, 1882]  Mon Oct 3rd, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Printed a few photos and stamped tracts and studied during afternoon.  Read during evening.  Tuesday Oct 4, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Had a good time. Came home, did not feel well.  Slept and straightened up my trunk.  Spent evening with Mr. Venter and Bro. and Sis. Dunning.  Wednesday Oct 5, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Spent afternoon at home and evening down at Bro. Kasselaars.  Eighteen months today since I left home.  Thursday Oct 6, 1910 - Went out tracting before noon.  Had -- and went out to Mr. Venters.  Spent afternoon.  Came home and read home papers during evening.

 

193.  Friday Oct 7, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Read during afternoon.  Visited Sis. Wick's.  Studied at night.  Saturday Oct 8, 1910 - Been at home all day, have not felt well.  Did a little mending and reading.  Sunday Oct 9, 1910 - At home all day.  Did not feel well.  It looked very stormy and no one came, so did not hold meeting.  Read during the evening.  Monday Oct 10, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Read and rested afternoon.  Spent evening at Mr. Hardings.  Came home and read.  Did not feel very well.  Tuesday Oct 11, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Came home, read, and rested.  Spent the evening talking to Mr. Venter and family.  Wednesday Oct 12, 1910 - Elders Houtz and Whitney came up last night.  Elder Houtz and I went down to Bro. Kesselaar's in the morning.  Came home, spent the afternoon at home.  then went down and had supper and spent evening with Kesselaar's.  Thursday Oct 13, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon and visited Sis. Wicks in afternoon.  Read mail during the evening.  Elder Houtz left for Joe Burg this morning.  Friday Oct 14, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Visited Mr. Venter during afternoon.  Elder Whitney left for Joe Burg too.  Read papers during evening.

 

194.  Saturday, Oct 15, 1910 - Took a bath, mended clothes, wrote letters and read.  Spent evening at home.  Sunday Oct 16, 1910 - Stayed at home all day.  Rained.  No one came, so did not hold meeting.  Monday Oct 17, 1910 - Went out tracting at Skinner's Court.  Came home about 2:30 p.m.  Had a rest.  It rained all the evening, so I stayed at home and studied.  Tuesday Oct  18, 1910 - Looked very much like storm, so did not go out tracting.  Studied during the afternoon and went down and spent the evening with Mr. Taylor and wife and Miss Bradfield.  Wednesday Oct 19, 1910 - Went out tracting out at Skinner Court.  Finished there today.  Came home about 2 o'clock.  Spent evening down at Bo. Kesselaar's.  Had strawberries, first of the season.  Thursday Oct 20, 1910 - Went down to the R.R. offices and secured concessions.  Went back and pressed my clothes.  Had dinner an left for Joe Burg at 1:05 p.m.  Spent afternoon and had tea with Mr. Thompson.  Spent evening at Mr. Charlton's and had a feast of music.  He is a fine pianist.  Friday Oct 21, 1910 - Joe Burg - Went over to Mr. Thompson's and had dinner and then went down and called on

 

195.  Mr. Crocket.  Had a talk with him and went from there and called on Mr. and Mrs. West and from there and called at Thompson's again.  Home and got ready and went out to dinner at 7:30 at Mr. Rittman's.  Had a swell dinner and some fine music.  Came home about 11 o'clock p.m.  Saturday Oct 22, 1910 - Came home from Joe Burg.  Arrived home just a few minutes before one of the severest storms I have seen in Africa.  Wind, dust, hail, and rain.  Ice all day.  Sunday October 23, 1910 - Home all day writing letters.  Did not hold meeting at night on account of rain.  No one came.  Monday Oct 24, 1910 - Rained nearly all day.  Stamped tracts.  Went downtown.  Spent the evening at Mr. Harding's.  Tuesday Oct 25, 1910 - Began tracting on district east of Market St. and Depot St.  Read during afternoon and evening.  It has been raining all evening.  Wednesday Oct 26 - Tracted during forenoon.  Studied during afternoon.  Spent evening at Kesselaar's.  Thursday Oct 27, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Stayed at home during afternoon.  Spent evening at Mr. Fuller's.  Friday Oct 28, 1910 - Went out tracting in forenoon.  Spent evening out at Mr. Hendrick's home at Pretoria.  Was about a 6 mile walk.

 

196.  Saturday Oct 29, 1910 - Pressed clothes during forenoon.  Read afternoon.  Wrote letters at night.  Sunday Oct 30, 1910 - Arose early and met Mr. Taylor at the R.R. station and walked out to Mr. Howe's, about 6 miles.  Held a cottage meeting.  Had dinner and explained the Gospel to them and then walked back home.  Had a fine time, but came home completely worn out.  Monday Oct 31, 1910 - Started out tracting but came back on account of the rain.  Read during the day.  Called on Mr. Harding during the evening.  Wrote to Pres. Hendrick's.  Made out monthly report.  Tuesday Nov 1st, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  It looked very much like storm all day, so stayed at home all afternoon and evening.  Wednesday Nov 2nd, 1910 - Went out tracting before noon.  Stamped tracts during afternoon.  Spent the evening down at Bro. Kesselaar's.  Came home and stamped and folded more tracts.  Thursday Nov 3, 1910 - Went out tracting forenoon.  Visited Mr. Venters and another investigator during afternoon.  Spent evening reading home papers.  The first street cars were run in this city yesterday.  Friday Nov 4, 1910 - Spent forenoon tracting.  Visited sa--- during afternoon.  Spent evening at home reading.

 

197.  Saturday Nov 5, 1910 - Cleaned up and wrote letters.  Read.  Went over to the round house at night with Bro. Dunning.  I roped my bed.  Elder Crane said he helped out.  Sunday Nov 6, 1910 - Stayed at home all day.  Read, took a walk down town at night.  None came so did not hold meeting.  Monday Nov 7, 1910 - Went out tracting before noon.  Read during afternoon.  Spent evening at Mr. Harding's and at home, reading.  Tuesday Nov 8, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Stayed at home during afternoon and read.  Elders Houtz, Whitney arrived on bicycles from Joe Burg.  Spent evening down at Mr. Du---.  Wednesday Nov 9, 1910 - King Edward's birthday.  Elders were here from Joe Burg.  Spent evening and afternoon at Wicks and Kesselaar's.  Mrs. Cooper came from Germantown.  Had a bicycle ride out to Wonderbloem.  Thursday Nov 10, 1910 - Did not go out tracting.  Did not feel well all day.  Elders left for Joe Burg today.  Mail day.  Spent evening at home reading papers.  Friday Nov 11, 1910 - At home all day, not well.  Mrs. Cooper left today for home and took Sis. Dunning and little girls with her.  Saturday Nov 12, 1910 - Took a bath.  Mended clothes during forenoon.  Wrote letters afternoon.  Read during evening.

 

198.  Sunday Nov 13, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Stayed at home during afternoon on account of blisher on my feet  Listened to a phonograph during evening.  Received a letter from Grandma Layton stating she had enclosed a money order, but she had failed to seal the envelope and it was gone.  Friday, Nov 18, 1910 - Went out tracting and to the Post Office.  Called at the barbershop on way home.  Spent afternoon at home and walked over to Mr. Wick's after supper.  Saturday Nov 19, 1910 - Took a bath and mended clothes during forenoon.  Wrote X-mas letters during afternoon, and evening read.

 

191.  November 20, 1910 - Sunday - Very stormy all day, so spent day at home.  No one came to meeting so did not hold one.  [Note: This was my father, Edward Virgil Phillips 3rd birthday]  Monday Nov 21, 1910 - Very stormy all day, only left the house to go over to the Post Office to post my mail.  Read -- day.  Tuesday Nov 22, 1910 - Stormy all day.  Did not leave the house.  Read "Added Upon" through.  Wednesday Nov 23, 1910 - Went out tracting forenoon.  Spent afternoon reading and evening down to Kesselaar's.  Stopped and listened to the band at ---.  Thursday Nov 24, 1910 - Went out tracting.  Read Bible and letters during the afternoon.  Spent evening with Sis. Dunning and Wick.  Sister Wick told of her sister committing suicide.  Friday Nov 25, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Read during the afternoon and took a walk down town at night to look at the decorations.  Came home and took a bath.  Saturday Nov 26, 1910 - Went over and watched the special train come in with the Duke and Duchess of Connaught and Princess Patricia.  There were thousands of people there to meet them.  We had a good view of them.  Went down town twice during the day.  Spent evening over at the Park where two fine bands played.  During the evening the Royal Party passed through in an automobile.  Took a walk down through --.  The decorations were grand.

 

192.  Sunday Nov 28, 1910 - Rained all day.  Stayed at home, wrote letters.  No one came to meeting so did not hold one.  Monday Nov 28, 1910 - Spent morning at home.  Mended my trousers in afternoon.  Wrote letters to Vera Berryhill, Solomonville, Ariz., Ed Moody at Sonora.  Went over and saw the Duke of Connaught and party off from.  From there, downtown and did some shopping.  Came home and developed some plates and read.  Tuesday Nov 29, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Stamped tracts during afternoon.  Spent evening at Mr. Harding's.  Wednesday Nov 30, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Made out monthly reports during afternoon.  Spent evening down at Bro. Kesselaar's.  Thursday Dec 1st, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Read letters and visited Sister Wick during the afternoon.  Spent evening reading home papers.  Friday Dec 2nd, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Read during afternoon.  Made two trips over to drug store in evening.  Did not feel very well.  Saturday Dec 3rd 1910 - Spent day at home cleaning up, reading, writing letters.  Rained all afternoon.  Sunday Dec 4, 1910 - Stayed at home all day and read.  Rained all evening and no one came to meeting.  took a walk down town and came back and read for a few hours. 

 

193.  Monday Dec 5, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Came home, found Elder Whitney here from Joe Burg.  Spent afternoon with him.  It rained all the afternoon and night.  Spent evening at Kessellaar's.  Tuesday Dec 6, 1910 - Rained all last night, all day today, and is still raining tonight.  I have been at home all day.   Elder Whitney left for Joe Burg this morning.  Wednesday Dec 7, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Stamped tracts during afternoon.  Spent evening at Kesselaar's.  Thursday Dec 8, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Spent evening at home reading mail.  Friday Dec 9, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Rained all afternoon and evening, so I spent both reading "The History of the Boer War" by De Wet.  Saturday Dec 10, 1910 - Took a bath first thing, and then pressed all my clothes during forenoon.  Afternoon printed a few photographs and read.  It rained very hard all evening.  Sunday Dec 11, 1910 - Spent the day at home.  Held cottage meeting at night and took a walk down town at night.  Monday Dec 12, 1910 - Went out tracting.  Called at Post Office and bought a money order for Bro. Kessellar.  Finished reading "History of Boer War" during afternoon.  Spent evening at Mr. Harding's.

 

194.  Tuesday Dec 13, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Spent afternoon making photos.  Spent evening at home.  Wednesday Dec 14, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Stamped some tracts in afternoon.  Spent evening down at Kesselaar and took a walk through the Coolie location.  They were having something of a celebration.  They had arranged something like a Christmas tree, but there was nothing on it but small torch lights.  Thursday Dec 15, 1910 - Went out tracting before noon.  Spent afternoon at Mr. Wick's.  Spent evening at home reading home mail.  Friday Dec 16, 1910 - Today is a holiday - Dingon's Day.  Dingon was one of the big Kaffi-- Chiefs who killed Pies Retief and his party of pioneers - Dutch, after he had invited them to a peace conference.  He killed over 100 of them.  This is the day the Boer's killed Dingon.  I have not done anything, only read mail and mend clothes.  Saturday Dec 17, 1910 - Spent day cleaning up and evening answering mail.  Sunday Dec 18, 1910 - Very warm all day.  Stayed at home all day.  Toward evening a heavy storm came up and the lightning struck the house next to us, just 16 ft. form where we were standing.  Did not do much damage. 

 

195.  Monday Dec 19, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Stamped tracts afternoon.  Spent evening looking at photos.  Tuesday Dec 20, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Have not been well all day so have not been away from the house at all.  Wednesday Dec 21, 1910 - Went out tracting in forenoon.  Have not been well all day so did not go out during the afternoon.  Spent evening down at Kesselaar's.  Thursday Dec 22, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Over to Mr. Wick's afternoon and over in town at night.  Received X-mas letters from wife and mother today.  Friday Dec 23, 1910 - Did not go out tracting on account of being so near Christmas and people are too busy to stop and talk.  Spent day at home reading.  Saturday Dec 24, 1910 - have been at home all day.  Wrote letters and read.  Mr. and Mrs. Coombs and Mr. and Mrs. Cooper came from Germantown to spend Christmas.  We took a walk down town and the crowd was great.  The streets were just packed.  Sunday Dec 25, 1910 - X-Mas.  Went over to the park and read for two hours.  Came home, had dinner with Coopers and Coombs and Dunning's.  Walked down to Bro. Kesselaar's in afternoon.  He took our photos.  Came home in the rain and dust.  Spent evening at home.

 

196.  Monday Dec 26, 1910 - Spent day at home.  Everyone has been celebrating so could not work.  Very stormy tonight.  Tuesday Dec 27, 1910 - It is a holiday again today, so have not been able to do anything.  Have been at home all day.  Pressed my clothes and wrote a few cards.  Wednesday Dec 28, 1910 - Did not feel well all day, so did not go out to work.  Stayed at home and read and studied.  It has rained very hard all evening.  Thursday Dec 29, 1910 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Over to Wicks afternoon.  Down to Kesselaar's in the evening, and answered my mail after I came back.  Friday Dec 30, 1910 - Went down to Johannesburg to spend New Year's with Elders Whitney and Houtz.  Spent the evening at Mr. Charlton's and enjoyed his fine piano playing.  I and Elder Whitney sang a few songs.  [Note:  This was Grandmother Nettie and Grandpa David Dee's 7th wedding anniversary, their having been married December 30, 1903]  Joe Burg - Saturday Dec 31, 1910 - New Year's Eve - Spent the forenoon reading the papers.  Spent the evening at Duffin's and Mr. Thompson's.  Had tea and saw the old year out and the new one in at Mr. Thompson's.  He came home drunk just as we were leaving.  I have never heard so many whistles blowing at one time in my life as there were tonight in Johannesburg. 

 

197.  Sunday Jan 1st, 1911 - New Year's Day - Went out to Mr. Crocket's home in a motor car.  14 of us in the car.  A beautiful ride and spent the day with him.  had dinner and the Elders and he took a walk over past his farm. I had awful headaches, so did not go with them. Had a look at his library which contains 18,000 volumes. Coming back we missed the car and had to walk about 3 miles to the Zoo and take the street car.  We came into Jeppe and stopped at Bro. Thompson's and had tea and sang a few hymns.  Came home and found Bro. and Sis. Wilson waiting for us from Woodstock.  Talked with them for a while and then walked over to the tram with them.  Came home.  Monday Jan 2, 1911 - Spent most of the day at the room and in the evening went over to the park and listened to the band until 10 o'clock.  Came home.  Tuesday Jan 3, 1911- Went out to Fordsburg and spent a few hours with Bro. and Sis. Watson.  Came home, had dinner and went over to Mr. Thompson's.  From there up to Mr. Charlton's.  From there down to Town again, called at Thompson's.  Got some stars and, went home and read.  Wednesday Jan 4, 1911 - Spent forenoon at Johannesburg and came up toe Pretoria in the afternoon and arranged things to begin housekeeping in the morning.  Spent the evening at Bro. Kesselaar's.  Came home and took a bath. 

198.  Thursday, Jan 5, 1911 - Have not been well all day.  Have spent most of the day fixing up and getting groceries in the house for housekeeping.  Spent evening at home reading. (Note: This is my 29th birthday]   I received six letters for birthday presents.  Friday Jan 6, 1911 - Was not well, so did not go out to work at all.  Spent the evening at home.  Saturday Jan 7, 1911 - Mended clothes, had a bath and read and answered my mail.  It has rained all day and night.  Sunday Jan 8, 1911 - The rain has just poured down all day and evening.  We have not left the house.  Read most of the day.  Monday Jan 9, 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Very warm. Read during afternoon and evening.  Tuesday Jan 10, 1911 - Very stormy all day, especially during the forenoon.  Could not go out tracting then, so went out in the afternoon.  Spent the evening at home stamping tracts.  Wednesday Jan 11, 1911 - Very stormy all day and night.  Went over in town for beef and got wet through from head to toe.  Sent day at home reading, also night.  Thursday Jan 12, 1911 - Stormy most of day.  Spent forenoon pressing my clothes.  Went over to Wick's during the afternoon.  They were not at home so we went from there down to Bro. Kesselaar's.  Had supper and spent the evening.  I posed while --- my face. 

199.  Friday Jan 13, 1911 - Went out tracting during the forenoon and down to the Post Office.  Spent the afternoon and evening at home reading.  Saturday Jan 14, 1911 - Went over in town and bought some groceries.  Came home and had a bath.  Had dinner, just cleaned up and Pres. Hendrick's and Elder Houtz came in.  They had dinner and we took a walk over town and called on Bro. Kesselaar and had supper.  Spent the evening with them.  Sunday Jan 15, 1911 - Went out to Mr. Venter's and Mr. Taylor's before noon.  Elder Houtz and I spent afternoon at home and evening down town.  Went to K--gers church but was late.  Monday Jan 16, 1911- In company with Pres. Hendricks, Elders Beach, Houtz, Whitney and Crane went out to Government Building and Lord Gladstone's home during the forenoon.  Came home, had dinner, and went down to Bro. Kesseleaar's.  Had supper and spent the evening with them.  Tuesday Jan 187, 1911 - Went over to the Post Office and had my money transferred to Cape Colony Bank.  Went downtown, called for my laundry.  Bought some Post cards, came home, packed my trunk, had dinner.  Went down to the Traffic Mgrs. Office of C.S.A.I. and got concessions for our ticket.  Came home and went over 

200 - to Wick's and wished them good-bye.  Came home, had tea, and went down to Mr. Venter's where we had the promise that we could have the time, but the minister would not give it to us, so did not get an opportunity.  Wednesday Jan 18, 1911 - Left Pretoria for Johannesburg by the 9:15 a.m. train.  Arrived there at noon, had dinner and held cottage meeting at Bro. Thompson's. At night, President Hendricks, Elders Houtz, Beach, Whitney and Crane arrived.  Thursday Jan 19, 1911 - Went out to Bro. Watson's out at Fordsburg during forenoon.  Looked over town, called on Bro. Duffin's and Mr. Rittman and Thompson.  Left for Bloemfontaine at 9:50, met Pres. Hendricks, Elder Beach and I.  Friday Jan 20, 1911 - Spent night on train.  Arrived in Bloemfontaine at 9:15 a.m.  Had breakfast with Elders Chipman and Gardner, Beach and B.A. Hendricks.  Left for --.  We went over to Bro. Vanhorten's and had a haircut.  Came home, had dinner, visited Sis. --- and had tea.  Then went up and spent the evening at Piper's.  From there, went over to Bro. Osmond's, stayed all night.  Saturday Jan 2, 1911 - Spent all day in Bloemfontaine at Bro. Osmond's and--Elder's Chipman and Gardner had a social in the evening.  Sunday Jan 22, 1911 - Spent day in Bloemfontaine as Sunday School--- baptized 2 and meeting -- held at night.  Had big crowd.  Elder Whitney came from Joe Burg slept in---. 

201 - Monday Jan 23, 1911 - Left Bloemfontaine at 9:40 a.m. for Kimberley.  Arrived there at 2:30 p.m.  Spent afternoon straightening up.  Took a walk up town.  called on Dr. Z. W--- and spent the evening there and at Bro. Rasko.  Slept at Bro. Rasko's.  Tuesday Jan 24, 1911 - Had breakfast over at Bro. Rasko's.  Came over and read a while, and then saw Pres. Hendricks off on train for Cape Town.  Rose as far as Beaconsfield with him and visited some friends.  Came home and had dinner and made a few photographs and spent the evening at home.  Wednesday Jan 25, 1911 - Made photos during forenoon and read during afternoon and cleaned up the house.  Held my first meeting in the hall tonight.  Thursday Jan 26, 1911 - Saw Elder Beach off for Utenhage.  Came home, went to the Post Office, and compiled the transfer of my deposit.  Had dinner and studied during the afternoon.  Spent evening over at Mr. Bower's.  Friday Jan 27, 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon and visited Sis Groteque and Bro. Rask's.  Fired my shoes, studies, held Bible class and organized an M.I.A. at night. 

202.  Saturday Jan 25, 1911 - Took a bath, cleaned hall, went and bought groceries.  Read, called on Bro. Rask in evening and wrote letters.  Sunday Jan 29, 1911 - Held Sunday school. Went over to Bro. Rask's for dinner.  Came home, studied, and held meeting in the hall.  Monday Jan 30, 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Wrote letters during the afternoon.  Spent evening down at Bro. Clark's.  Tuesday Jan 31, 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Stamped tracts during afternoon.  Spent evening down at Mr. and Mrs. Price's.  Wednesday Feb 1st, 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Spent afternoon at home.  Held meeting in the hall and also choir practice.  Thursday Feb 2nd, 1911 - Did not feel well, but went out tracting.  Came home and I prepared dinner.  Read the papers and went out tracting.  Called on Mr. Watson, Bro. Rask, Bro. Millham, and Mr. Van Winkle.  It was very, very windy and dusty.  Friday Feb 3rd, 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Spent afternoon in study and reading home papers.  Held M.I.A. in the evening.  Saturday Feb 4, 1911 - Went over to Rask's during forenoon.  Pressed and cleaned clothes during afternoon.  Spent evening at home. 

203.  Sunday Feb 5, 1911 - Fast day.  Held Sunday school during forenoon and Fast meeting during the afternoon.  Went over and had dinner at Bro. Rask's.  Held meeting in the hall at evening.  Monday Feb 6, 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Wrote letters in afternoon.  Spent evening down at Bro. Clark's.  Had a fill of grapes.  Tuesday Feb 7, 1911 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Called on Mr. Tomsick and Mrs. Bryant during the afternoon and read.  Spent the evening down at Mr. T--- .  Came home and stamped a few tracts.  Wednesday Feb 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Stamped tracts during afternoon.  Held hall meeting at night.  Had three new ones; one an American from Oregon - Mr. Hadley.  Thursday Feb 9, 1911 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Read during the afternoon.  Spent the evening at Bro. Rask's.  Friday Feb 10, 1911 - Went out tracting before noon.  Studied during the afternoon.  Held M.I.A. during evening.  Had watermelon after, also grapes.  February 11, 1911 - Cleaned hall and house.  Read, went to Bioscope at City Hall at night with Bro. Boyd. 

204.  Sunday Feb 12, 11 - Held Sunday school during forenoon.  went over to Bro. Rask's and had dinner.  Came home and studied.  Held meeting in the evening.  Monday Feb 13, 1911 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  worked on tithing account and wrote letters during afternoon.  Spent the evening down at Bro. Clark's.  Had all the grapes I could eat.  Tuesday Feb 14, 1911 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Spent the afternoon reading.  Had supper and walked out to Mr. Van Winkle's and spent the evening.  Wednesday Feb 15, 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Called at Bro. Rask's and sewed up my shoes.  Spent afternoon picking out and practicing songs.  Held meeting at night and choir practice after.  Thursday Feb 16, 1911 - Went out tracting before noon.  Read during the afternoon.  Spent evening down at Bro. Clark's practicing songs.  Friday Feb 17, 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Spent the afternoon stamping tracts and in study.  Held M.I.A. during the evening after meeting.  Bro. Boyd bought a watermelon and everybody stopped and helped to eat it.  

205.  Saturday February 18, 1911 - Went uptown and did some shopping.  Came home and had breakfast.  Pressed clothes, read, had dinner, took a bath.  Read, had supper and studied for a few hours.  Did not feel very good.  Sunday Feb 19, 1911 - Held Sunday School during forenoon and then went over to Bro. Rask's for dinner.  Came back and studied.  Had supper and held meeting.  Sang a few songs after meeting.  Monday Feb 20, 1911 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Wrote letters during the afternoon.  Toward evening it began raining and continued all night.  Spent the evening at home.  Tuesday Feb 21, 1911 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Met one lady and she called on God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost to take me away.  I told her she need not bother, I would leave, for I did not know I had run into an insane asylum.  Spent the afternoon up at Sis. Grotique's and the evening down at Mr. Van Winkle's.  Wednesday Feb 22, 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Came home prepared dinner, spent afternoon reading.  Held meeting and singing practice in the evening.  Thursday May 23, 1911 (Note:  Erroneous date shown as "May")  Went out tracting during forenoon, read during the afternoon.  Spent the evening down at Bro. Clark's.  

206.  Friday Feb 24, 1911 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Read during the afternoon.  Held M.I.A. at night.  Saturday Feb 25, 1911 - Spent the forenoon cleaning up.  Took a bath and did my washing.  Made a few pictures during the afternoon.  Spent the evening at Rask's.  Sunday 26, 1911 - Held Sunday school during the forenoon, then went over to Bro. Rask's for dinner and stopped a few hours.  Came home, read.  Held meeting in the evening.  Monday Feb 27, 1911 - Went out tracting, wrote letters.  Spent evening at Sis. Grotique's.  Friday Feb 28, 1911 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Made out monthly reports during the afternoon and wrote to Pres. Hendrick's.  Spent the evening down at Mr. Jack Pierce's.  Wednesday Mar 1st, 1911 - Went out to Beaconsfield.  Tracted a little and called on Mr. Haliday.  Came home and studied during the afternoon.  Held choir practice in the evening.  Stormed all afternoon.  While out tracting, I called at a house, two young ladies came to the door and they wanted to buy two books I had.  They took them to their father and when he saw Mormonism printed all over one of them, he flatly refused for them to have them, but one of the girls had paid and while the old man was not looking, they took them anyway. 

207.  Thursday March 2, 1911 - Went out tracting during the forenoon.  Came home and spent the remainder of the day reading.  It rained all afternoon.  Spent the evening over at Bro. Rask's.  Friday March 3rd, 1911 - Went out tracting.  Came home and had dinner.  Studied during the afternoon.  Held M.I.A. at night.  Bro. Boyd bought a large watermelon and we had a fill after meeting.  Saturday Mar 4, 1911 - Spent day cleaning hall and room and taking bath and cleaning and pressing clothes.  Spent the evening at home reading.  Sunday Mar 5, 1911 - Held Sunday school.  Fast meeting in the afternoon and meeting in the evening.  Rained all forenoon.  Had dinner at Bro. Rask's.  Monday March 6, 1911 - Went out tracting before noon.  Wrote 9 letters during the afternoon.  Spent the evening over at Rask's.  Tuesday March 7, 1911 - Went out tracting in forenoon.  Spent afternoon at Bryant's and Clark's.  Called on Mr. Alexander at night.  Wednesday March 8, 1911 - Rained off and on all day.  Did not leave the house.  Held meeting and choir practice at night. Stamped tracts and sharpened razor blades.  Thursday Mar 9, 1911 - Raining all day.  Spent most of the day reading.  Spent afternoon at Bro. Rask's, evening at home.  Friday March 10, 1911 - Tracted during forenoon, read during afternoon.  Held M.I.A. at night.  Sister Rask sent us some nice, fried fish. 

208.  Saturday March 11, 911 - Went out to Alexander's -- as soon as we were through cleaning the hall with Bro. Boyd.  It is out Tab-- 7 miles from ---.  There is a car line now out there.  It is a beautiful place.  Came home about 2 o'clock and had dinner.  Bro. Boyd stayed with us.  Had my bath and studied a while.  It began raining about sun down and is still very hard - 9:30 p.m.  Sunday March 12, 1911 - Held Sunday school.  Went over to Bro. Rask's, had dinner, spent he afternoon.  Came home, read a while and held meeting.  A good crowd and a good time.  Everybody stopped a short time and had a good social chat.  Monday March 13, 1911 - Went out tracting during forenoon.  Wrote letters and read during the afternoon.  Spent evening at Bro. Rask's.  Had a haircut.  Tuesday March 14, 1911 - Tracted during the forenoon.  Practiced some songs afternoon.  Spent evening over at Mr. Van Winkle's.  Wednesday March 15, 1911 - Tracted before noon.  Studied during afternoon.  Held meeting in the evening and choir practice after.  While out tracting a man called me everything he could think of.  It wasn't nice, an old man.  Thursday March 16, 1911 - It has rained all day, so I was home all day reading.  Spent evening down at Bro. Clark's.  

209.  Friday March 17, 1911 - Tracted during the forenoon.  Called at Bro. Rask's.  Read during the afternoon.  Held M.I.A. at night.  Wad watermelon after.  One stranger dropped in.  Saturday March 18, 1911 - Cleaned hall and room and had a bath and did my washing.  Mended my clothes and pressed my suit.  Read, in evening took a walk over to Bro. Rask's.  Sunday March 19, 1911 - Held Sunday school before noon.  Went over to Bro. Rask's for dinner.  Held meeting at night. It has rained all day and evening.  Monday March 20, 1911 - Stormy all day.  Did my shopping during the forenoon.  Wrote letters afternoon.  Called on Sis. Grotique and Sis. Clark.  Also, Bro. Clark at the ice---in the evening.  Came home and read.  Tuesday Mar 21, 1911 - Did not feel well, but went out tracting.  Had a good morning.  Came home, had dinner and was just drying my dishes when the Telegraph Messenger came in with a telegram for me from Pres. Hendricks asking me to come to Woodstock immediately.  So I immediately set about to visit all the saints and friends and then packed my trunk.  Left Kimberley at night at 12:50 p.m.  Wednesday, Mar 22, 1911 - Spent day on train between Kimberley and Woodstock.  Thursday 23 March - Arrived at Capetown at 7:15 a.m.  Went up to 7 Bridge St. 

210.  Met Pres. Hendricks and Elder Sagers and was informed that Pres. Hendricks had been released to return home on account of the illness of Sis. Hendricks and was informed that I would be released to return with him, very much to my surprise.  We went down to Post Office and made arrangements to draw my money.  Also to get some tickets at the Union Castle Steamship Office.  Called at Bro. S-- and Bro. Martin's.  Had dinner----.  Went down and bought tickets.  Came up and called on Sis. Wilson and then --- had supper with them and went to M.I.A. at night.  Friday March 24, 1911 - Went downtown, called at Bro. Martin's.  Came home and cleaned up my box and --- letters.  Then went out to Bro. Wallis and Mobray and then from there, to Observatory.  Called at Bro. Sundstrom's.  Had tea and spent the evening.  Came home and found Elders Chapman and Hintze and Bro. Wilson.  We ate a watermelon and some grapes.  Have had an awful headache all day.  Saturday March 25 - Partly packed my trunk during the forenoon.  Went down to the baths and took a steam bath during afternoon --- Elders Sagers, Hintze, Chapman.  Pres. Hendricks came home and tad tea and spent the evening at Bro. Wilson's.  Came home with Elders Beatt- and Gowers.  Sunday March 6, 1911 - Went to Sunday school. From there to Alf Martins and had dinner and spent the afternoon.  Came up to the house and went from there to meeting in the hall and Pres. H. and I gave our farewell talks.  Went from there to Bro. Martin's.  Sang some songs and ate some cake and drank ginger beer.  Monday March 27, 1911 - Went down to Cape town and did some shopping. (Note:  Some beautiful chenille covers for Grandmama Nonnie and Grandma's red..)  Came home, had dinner and called on Bro. Solano and Sis. Jenkins.  Came home, had tea.  Went down to the beach and Pres. Hendricks baptized Alf Martin and his wife and then came up to the hall where Pres. H. Confirmed Alf and I confirmed his wife.  Came home and washed the dishes and ate a mush melon.  Tuesday March 28,1911 - Went down to Woodstock.  Came home, packed my trunk and napped.  Had dinner down at Bro. Sam Martin's.  Spent the evening at the hall at a farewell concert given for Pres. Hendricks and I.  We 

212.  were presented with a beautiful present each.  His was a fine cut glass crest and mine a carving set (smoke skin or alligator handle).  Wednesday March 29, 1911 - Received my release from my mission and was permitted to return home as well.  Pres. Hendricks and I ate our last dinner in Africa at Sis. Laurie's.  At three p.m. we left for the docks and at 5 p.m. The Armada-Caster swung loose from her moorings and we were on our homeward journey.  A great many of our friends were at the docks to see us off and wish us God speed.  March 30, 1911 - Beautiful weather, smooth sea.  Pres. Hendricks and I am feeling fine.  Passed several large vessels.  March 31, 1911 - Fine day.  Smooth sea.  Buried a man today who died of consumption.  Pres. H. is still ill.  April 1st, 1911 - Nothing new.  Nice and smooth sea.  Saw two large whales during the morning.  April 2, 1911 - Everything OK.  Held services during the morning in the first saloon and in the evening in the other saloon.


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