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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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Pacific Ocean, Wednesday April 6, 1910 . Clear - Warm - Sea Calm Up at 10:00. Last night I felt unwell and didn't sleep very well so I laid in bed late this morning. After getting up, I wrote till noon then took a stroll on deck. After dinner, I played a game of shuffle- board then went down into the bowels of the steamer with the chief engineer. The sight was hot but educational. I played another game of shuffle-board then worked on the report of the China trip. This evening being especially im- portant because of the fancy dress dinner and ball, I went down into the trunk room and got my Japanese suit and dressed up in it. There was one other foreigner and one Japanese who were properly dressed in Japanese style There were a number of good make-ups and absurd pictures An Englishman dressed in the Scotch kilts made from the bath-room necessities took first prize among the men while an undeserving attempt at imitating a ^ male negro was awarded first prize among the women. The ball on deck was a fair passtime for  those who participated and those who looked on. While in Japan I thought "What little things make amusement for this people." Judging by the entertainments of the last three days on this steamer, I must say that the Westerner seems amused at equally small and childlike things The concert last night however was quite dignified con- sidering the circumstances and place.

 

Pacific Ocean, Thursday, April 7th 1910 Cloudy - Hot - Sea Calm and Serene Up at 8:00. Spent the day writing letters and taking a little exercise. I put my Japanese clothes away in the trunk and prepared part of my baggage to be landed at Hono- lulu. Pacific Ocean. Friday, April 8 th 1910 Clear - Hot Up at 6:30. Spent the forenoon writing, looking at the Hawaiian Islands along the shores of which our steamers was sailing, packing my valises and discussing with the passangers the probability of getting ashore. At 1:30 anchor was dropped before Honolulu The custom's launch bearing the doctors and several officials came and by 3:00 P.M. we found that we could land altho the steamer was sent to the Quarentine Warf to have the steerage fumi- gated. By about five o'clock we reached shore where Prest. Samuel E. Woolley and Sister Smith were waiting for us. A carraige was engaged to take us to the mission house on Punch Bowl Street. We were cordially received by all present. A number of the Hawaiian saints were there and welcomed us. After a pleasant chat with Prest. Woolley and others he and his wife went elsewhere to spend the night while Elder Caine and I remained and had supper with the Elders and Sister Smith. A letter from father was waiting for me. All at home seemed to be well. I finished letters to Japan and America then retired.