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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY. w$v'MHxw'g'$!2!!2r "?',!"" can be pushed with greater results, and at infinitely less expense. So impressed are the Latter Day Saints with the success here that they have purchased a great tract of land in Mexico, where the same colonizing plan is being under taken. The same system has also been put into operation in Canada and in Palestine. There is also a Hawaiian colony in Utah working on the same principle as at Laie, while in Southern Utah this plan has suceeded with the Indians, where nothing else would hold them together. Laie is now under the able management of elder Samuel E. Wooly, who first made a trip here in 1880 and served three years. His second visit was in 1895 and he has at his own request served longer than required, as he likes the work among Hawaiians. Mr. Wooly has also worked among the Hawaiians in the Utah settlement, making his en tire service with Hawaiians alone about thirteen years. The assignment to Hawaii seems to be the most popular service. The presidents of the church, Lorenzo Snow, George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith, are all past Hawaiian mission aries. Polygamy is no longer practised either in Utah or in other countries. The first tenentof the church is obedience to existing law in any country in which they are operating both in this respect as in all others. Mr.Wooley has twenty assistants in the field. I have been thus explicit in describing the methods at Laie, first because it is an instance of success from an in dustrial standpoint in dealing with free labor, and second because the experiment proves that missionary work can be placed upon an eminently practical and self-supporting basis. The Mormons at Laie have never availed themselves of the contract system and have not hesitated to make the natives advances for house building. Yet in an experience of over thirty years they have yet to record a single loss through dishonesty. The people live in peace, quiet and thrifty. Through the instrumentality of their labor the plantation at the Mission cultivates 500 acres of sugar cane and the average yield in sugar is about roo tons annually, and from the increased area of young cane now under cul tivation much larger.yields are expected the next year and the year after. Irrigation is practised, the water being pumped to the higher levels by a Rydler pump. The success here with free labor on the colonization plan will perhaps serve as an indication of what may be done in the future by plantations in general after the contract system is abolished." The methods employed at Laie are well worthy of the attention of plantantion owners. From a missionary standpoint nothing can be more im portant. The missionaries of the Latter Day Saints are perhaps better fitted for carrying on this method of mission work than those of any other sect, because they are taken from the practical walks of life. They are not impractical preachers and priests although they are all expected to teach religion and preach. Nevertheless other religious sects would find it profitable to introduce the industrial colonizing plan into their missionary work. (To be continued in the Jiaslcr Jidilion.) Jjocetl and. vgle.ne.perl. err) A new bridge is to be built across Nuuanu stream on King street. Merchants report the busiest holiday sea son known in ten years. Two rough drafts of a city charter for Honolulu are already extant. The new street signs are easily defaced and the hoodlums are beginning to find it out. Soldiers returning from Manila get high prices for Philippine souvenirs from Hawaiian collectors. The sewer pump is to be constructed at Kakaako after the plans of one of the local architects. E. O. Hall & Son have concluded not to build a five-story structure at the corner of Fort and King streets. A smaller building will do for Honolulu just now. The prospectus of a new irrigation com pany at Kapahulu, Waikiki, is out. It is on the mutual benefit plan, and will doubtless be well supported. The hottest number at the telephone ex change last Thursday evening was 390. Retail merchants were greatly annoyed by the failure of the electric illumination. One electric transit line the public may be pretty sure of in the near future and that is the one to be constructed on Pacific Heights by Mr. Desky, who keeps his promises. " A plague on your controversy," say the readers of the daily press to the doctors, in spectors, editors and anonymous writers who have been indulging in crimination and re crimination during the past week. Wm. Hakalaau, aged about 30, who has been the pressman of the Austin Publishing Co., for some time past, was taken ill sud denly on Wednesday of last week and died early Saturday morning. There are thirteen Hawaiian youths at tending Harvard College. They all keep well to the fore in the mental and athletic curriculum of the institution, and " Old Har vard" always boasts the best of everything. Although the community have become considerably enlightened, during the last two weeks,' in the scientific .terms of medical an alysis, one doctor has the good common sense to be plain when he talks to the laity. In stead of bacilli he says bugs. Alexander & Baldwin Shipping and Commission Merhcants JUDD BUILDINQ Agents for Haiku Sugar Co., Hawaiian Sugar Co., Hawaiian Com. and Sugar Co., Paia Plantation Co., Kihei Plantation Company Mrs. 12. I,. R. Riemenschneider, of Hono lulu, and Mr. Wm Lambeit weie married in Riverside, Cal., on the Gth in.st. They have taken up their residentce in Los Angeles. Those who have made so many unpleasant disclosures in darkest Honolulu should in vestigate the rest of the city between Beie tania street and the water front, as they take such delight in sewage revelations. If they took a few rides on the night-blooming ex cavator after sun-down they would advise the Board of Health to make a contract with a lime quarry, and be mighty quick about it. A Seattle gentleman pioposes to construct a large salt water plunge bath somewhere on Beretania street, near Foit, if he can secure a location. The tank or reseivoir would be 60 by 30 feet with a depth of water graded from six feet down to four. A constant change of water would be effected and the bath would accommodate twenty-five persons at a time. The morning and evening hours would be for men and the afternoons for women. The dear, old familiar case of Repub lic of Hawaii vs. Geo. Houghtailing will come up at the next term of the Circuit Court before a native jury. The de fendant has the happy faculty of being able to look on the bright side of things. Through the many trying ordeals which he has passed he has never been wrought up to that high tension of anxiety which many persons feel when their fate for weal or woe rests with a traverse jury.