tlill lo Nil 11 it lets IiIiuuuTm I On Tuesday morning ol thll1 rrest.W. W.CIuir and wife lefthjte lor Bait Lake where Ihey would M1 l'rest. Ueorge Q. Cannon ard wfie end the company leave yesterday (or, the fiaudwlch Islands They go to J?tleH the celebration ot the "Betnl CentennW Aunlversary ol the Landing of the Flm I.. D.B. Missionaries on the Hawalllv Islands," which will be held at'Honoj lulu on December 12th and continuing several dayi. The party will sat) from Ban Kraaclseo to-morrow, Paturday, and expect to be gofie tlx or eight weeks, . l'rest, Clultdid not receive wordol his appo'ntmtnt as a deligate until list Paturday, when he received a telegram 1 from l'rest. Cannon, stating that It was the wish o( l'rest. Bnow that he should go, be being one ol the missionaries who labored In that country In the early days. Tho trip will be grtilly enjoyed by the visitors. An excellent program ha been arranged ar-ranged lot the two deyt' celebration, to consist ol musical selections by the com binrd choirs of Oahti, and by mandolin and guitar clubt, glee clubs, and leadlntt soloists o( the Islaads, tpecchiby early ronvertt and leading orator tj ancient Hawaiian melee, chants, demand a grand feast, if. The following from last Saturday's Herald will be Interesting to our'resd-trs: our'resd-trs: ;" This will not be President Cannon's first visit to Hawaii, (or he wai one of the little band ol mli.lonarles that first carried the gospel of the Laiter-dty Balnta lo the Inhabitants. In 1660 Mr. Cannon wai called from California to ttart upon a mission to these far-off and, at that time, little known Islands. Although the youngtstfaJIVsis party of missionaries, heatptrere4iUrfBarii-mental heatptrere4iUrfBarii-mental In tne' ettabllslib'ient oisuiwrM-Inl oisuiwrM-Inl mltsiont and tpreadlng the gospel among the nativet. He became a matter ol the Insular language, translated the Hook ol Mormon Inte it and spent five years there in missionary work before reluming to Bait Lake City. Trior to hit going upon the minion to Hawaii Mr. Cannon held no official poiltion In the Mormon church. Hut hit lueieuful work among the itlandert gave him an established looting and from time he tttadily rote in prominence until now he It second In authority In the church. "There were ten ol tie lent out on the first missionary expedition," said Mr. Cannon, "1 wai thoyonngest of the party. We had been aent out to establish estab-lish missions among the whites, but when we reacted the islands we (ooad ao(ew Americansand Kuropeane there that net r)y all the missionaries were dls. eeuraged, and I believe all olthem would have returned at once had I not urged the carrying on ol the work among the nativet, Aa it wai, I could persutde only (our to rsmatn with ue. The remainder re-mainder letcrned to America, "We found the natives a quiet, peace, able people. They lived In great simplicity sim-plicity In their little homes, subsisting almost entirely on vegetable food. A root called taro In tome parti and kalo In others was their most important article ar-ticle o( diet. I received the gift of speaking speak-ing In their language and was tho first white man to preach to them In their native tongue. They accepted our teachings teach-ings readily. "The Hawaliani are, like the Indians, a rapidly decreasingrace. Contactwlth civilization It crushing theta outol existence, ex-istence, and the tailors and adventurers adventur-ers who have drifted out there In the last fifty yesrt have lowered the standard stan-dard ol morality and spread devastating diseases among the natives,"