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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, off San Francisco, Friday April 22nd 1910 . Clear - Calm - Hot Up at 6:30. Desiring to see the famous Golden Gate, I got up early. I was disappointed in it, because in Japan and on the South Coast of China - I have seen so much more beautiful coast scenery that Golden Gate was common. We got anchored about noon but it was after two o'clock when we reached the Hotel Manx. After getting our luggage in the room, Elder Caine and I started out to find the missionaries working in San Francisco but we were not successful as they were all away from their rooms. We returned to the hotel and then took a car out to the Presidio Reservation where the U.S. troop are quartered. This ride took us through a good deal of the city. We returned to the hotel cleaned up a little and then went out to a restaurant for supper. Being tired out, I retired early.

San Francisco, Cal. Saturday, April 23rd 1910 . Clear - Hot - Calm Up at 7:30. While getting dressed a telephone message came from Elder Christensen who is presiding over the work in this part of the California Mission. He had found a card I left under the door yester- day. I promised to visit them again, they promising to stay in during the forenoon. After breakfast, which we ate at the California Cafe near the hotel, I started for the elder's home on Broderick Street. On the way, I called at the Toyo Ryokwan a Japanese hotel where Mr. Baba is staying. I wanted to see Mr. Baba, but evidently he had started out for the Manx Hotel to see me.

The elders who were at home received me kindly. Elder Caine dropped in later and we enjoyed a pleasant talk which lasted about two hours. From the elder's home we went to Golden Gate Park and saw several of its attractions including the museum and the Japanese Garden - at the latter we drank "tea water" and ate some sembei. We went from the Park to the Cliff House and had a fine view of the Golden Gate and the coast, where hundreds of people were playing in the water and sand. We had a dish of ice cream on the Cliff House Terrace. Taking the car, we went down town to get our tickets home, but found that the orders sent from Salt Lake didn't agree to pay for them, so I had to telegraph to Salt Lake to father for money.

We next went up to the top of the Call Building from where we had a fine view of San Francisco We next walked to the top of a hill near the shore Elder Caine called it signal hill. Here we had another fine view. On the way to our hotel, we called at the Fairmont Hotel to see some of the Asahi's  around the world party. We met one or two of them. After resting up and washing up a little in our rooms at the Manx we went out for supper.  

San Francisco, Cal. Sunday, April 24, 1910 . Clear - Cold Wind Up at 7:30. Went out to the California Cafe for breakfast and then called on Mr. Baba suggesting that he go on to Salt Lake City Tuesday morning. Went to the Latter-day Saints meeting hall on Golden Gate Ave. and visited the Sunday School. After a thirty minutes recess, the saints meeting was held. Elder Caine and I were called upon to speak. We occupied all the time. After meeting we went to the mission house on Broderick St. for dinner. We chatted till about 3:30 then returned to the hotel where I finished my report of the trip in China. After supper at the same cafe, we went again to the meeting hall. I was called on for another speech. I occupied the entire time and at the close of my remarks Elder Caine and I sang ^ parts of two songs in Japanese. After a general hand-shake we returned to the hotel. After writing a little, I retired. A telegram from father informed me that he could not send money till Monday so I arranged with the branch here to borrow $50 00 which is to be handed to us tomorrow morning.