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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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Thursday, March 31st 1910 . Cloudy - Cold - Sea Rough. Up at 7:30. Spent the entire forenoon writing. After dinner I took a nap which lasted till the first call for supper was sounded. After supper, I went on deck to walk for exercise. I got in conversation with Dr. U. E. Machlin of Nanking China. This man is a missionary of the Christian Church. He had many questions to ask - knowing I was a Mormon. I walked with him till half past ten o'clock and then in the hall continued the conversation for fifteen minutes. In the forenoon I met Mr. Graham Lee a missionary from Pyeng Yang, Korea. He was looking for a chess game so I couldn't accomidate him.

 

Pacific Ocean. Friday, April 1st 1910 . Cloudy - Warmer - Ocean calmer. Up at 8:00. Spent part of the forenoon writing and part playing deck billards. Another American and I were badly beaten by two Japanese gentlemen. After dinner, I worked on a report of the trip in China. A case of small-pox having been found among the third class passengers, all the passengers were required to be vaccinated or run the risk of being detained for 14 days upon arrival at port. Personally, I don't believe in vaccination and have been able so far to avoid it, but today I submitted and got what the doctor called "a light dose." I hope it does not take In the evening I read in the March Era. Today it is reported that some Felippinoes and Indians nearly got into knife fight over a tug of war contest they had on board.

 

Pacific Ocean, Saturday, April 2, 1910 . Partly clear - Cold Wind - Sea quite smooth. Up at 8:00. the second gong for breakfast woke me this morning. After breakfast, I did some writing in both Japan- ese and English. I am writing a daily journal in English to the missionaries in Tokyo and a daily journal to the Japan- ese saints there. The rest of the morning I spent walking on deck. After dinner, I went on deck and played three or four games of deck billards or shuffle board. I was on the win- ning side each game. The rest of the afternoon was spent working on my report of the trip through China. I shaved and shined up for supper. During supper, we had the graphophone Later, in the music room, I read a little and talked with Rev. Frederick Brown. Elder Caine informed me that there are two people besides us from Salt Lake City on board.