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Editor's Note: 1910 - In Korea and China. I copied and pasted from the transcription of the journals in the BYU Library. I cannot always tell which of the errors are because of poor transcription or just spelling irregularities common at that time in our history. I have made some corrections, but not all to give a flavor of the original journals and because I am lazy.

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Laie, Hawaii Tuesday April 12, 1910 Clear - Hot Up at 7:00. After breakfast I visited the Laie school and spoke to the children. This is a mission school taught by Sister Hunter and Bro. Anderson. There are a number of Japanese boys in this school. I spoke a little in Japanese for their benefit. Here I met a sister named Lily Nainoa who is a full blood Japanese but was adopted into a Hawaiian family when she was an infant. She doesn't known any Japanese and has of course the name of the family into which she is adopted Her adopted parents being Latter-day Saints this girl has been raised in the church and is one of the most faithful workers in this branch.

At this school I met Mr. Takakaga Ipponsugi a young man who is teaching a Japanese school at Laie. In the afternoon I went to Mr. Ipponsugi's school and talked in Japanese to the children. I also visited the Laie stock and post office. The evening Elder Caine and I held a meeting for Japanese in Japanese. Nineor ten Japanese adults and a few children were present.

Laie, Hawaii, Wednesday, April 13, 1910 . Clear - Hot Up at 7:00. The forenoon was spent riding over the plantation on horseback. Bro. Cole took Elder Caine and me around to the various places of interest and explained the sugar raising methods to us. We saw everything pertaining to the work from the planting of the shoots to the sacked sugar at the mill as in the afternoon we went to Kahuka and were shown through the mill having the process fully explained. The mill belongs to the neigboring plantation. The church's plantation is rather too small at present to justify the establishment of their own mill. In this district there are people from many parts of the earth and the way the Hawaiian women live with and beget children by Chinese. Portugese, Japanese etc. is awful. We saw Japanese here and there in the field and in the mill, They are an uneducated class of people not at all representitive of their country. After supper we went to the meeting house and spoke in a special meeting for the Hawaiians. I made a statement which unconsciously reflected on the mission, but for which amends were properly made.

Laie, Hawai, Thursday, April 14, 1910 Clear - Hot Up at 7:00. After breakfast, I wrote my journal, talked to Prest. Woolley and the missionaries and walked a little in the garden. After dinner Prest. Woolley his wife, Elder Caine and I went to the depot and took the train for Honolulu. The ride took us along the seashore in the same direction as the one fol- lowed when coming from Honlulu to Laie so that by the time we reached Honolulu we had gone completely around the island of Oahu. The ride today was interesting and instructive. We reached Honolulu at 5:30 P.M. Bro. Thomas Katsunuma was at the mission house waiting for us. He asked us to go out with him to the club and have supper. Elder Caine and I went. The Club house is at Waikiki in the suberbs. Here we had a Japanese sup- per served in Japanese style. Bro. Katsunuma having been away from his native country for 24 years, we were more delighted with the seat on the floor, the chop-sticks and food than he. During and after the meal we were able to encourage him to a stricter obedience of the gospel. Our pleasant chat was closed at ten minutes to eleven. Elder Caine and I returned to the mission house and found a good bed waiting for us.