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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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Sunday, April 3, 1910 . Still cloudy - Heavy head wind - Sea not too rough Up at 9:30. Today being the Sabbath and the saints fast day, I have fasted and prayed with them even though my flesh could not mingle with them in their gatherings. At 10:30 A.M. a "Divine Service" was held in the music hall by a travelling minister who read the English Church service and delivered an uninspirational oration on the true purpose of life. Later I did some writing and then I went on deck where I met Mr. and Mrs Whitley a young couple from Salt Lake City now returning from their honeymoon. He having been in Salt Lake City for about seven years, told interestingly of some of the most recent changes there After a long talk with these pleasant people, I went into the music room and read a lecture on the history of John Chinaman. At supper, we had quite an exciting time discussing the merits and demerits of California the home of the Chief Engineer who pre- sides at the table. Bigelow, the newspaper man, convulsed us in laughter by his killing interliners. After supper, I had occas- ion to stand up for Japan and the Japanese against a Sandwame an who has been in Japan only long enough to know nothing about the Japanese but to make him thing he knows it all.

Pacific Ocean,  Monday, April 4, 1910 Clear - Sea smooth - Almost Hot. Up at 8:00. Spent the forenoon writing. Just before dinner I had a short talk with Mrs. Dore about Mormonism. In the afternoon, I worked on the report of the China trip. Before supper I had another short walk. At supper, it was announced that having gotten into the warm zone it was proposed to provide pleasant entertainments for the passangers. Committes were ap- pointed and preparations for deck sport, a concert and a fancy dress supper and ball started. Before going to bed I walked the deck a little with Mr. Rose and Elder Caine.  

Pacific Ocean, Tuesday, April 5, 1910 Clear - Calm – Hot up at 8:00. Spent the forenoon writing. In the afternoon, some sports were held on deck. I watched them for about two hours. Such things as the sack race, easily won by my Japanese friend, Mr. Sonoda, and the pillow fight on a rail were very interesting and laughable. After the sports I worked on the report of the China trip. At supper time, Mr. Stone presented the winners of the sports with prizes. The presentatins were happily made and gracefuly received. After some more writing, I took a bath and retired.

Pacific Ocean, Wednesday April 5 th 1910 . Clear - Breeze cooler - Ocean Calm. Up at 7:45. Having crossed the 180 th meridian last evening Tuesday is repeated, this the day lost over eight years ago when I went to Japan is now picked up and I am once more even with life. This forenoon I have devoted to letter writing and light exercise. After dinner I wasted some time watching a laugh- able game of baseball on the deck. Later I worked on the report of the China trip. After supper a consert was held in the Music Room. It was a very entertaining evening. Everyone per- formed their parts well except a Mr. Bigelow who is such a fool that the charm of his folly has worn out and he is begin- nign to appear uncouth and offensive. I took a walk on deck. At retiring time I felt sore and sick. I don't know whether my vaccination has taken or not - something is the matter.