Most all of the illuminating is done by means of gas even
the Fleet decorations on the streets and building is done by this method. Pictures of Roosevelt and King Edward are
seen everywhere. The American and
English flags being entwined around or between them.
It costs a Chinaman or Jap $500.00 an examination both
mental & physical to get into the country.
This is the way they protect themselves from the Yellow-Peril. They seem very hospitable and come out to the
ships in large numbers. Newspaper men
and photographers from Sidney & Melbourne are very busy taking pictures for
their city newspapers.
I sent you under separate cover a fleet edition of one of
the papers which I hope will reach you in time.
The sun rises at about 7:00 am and sets at 5:05 pm at the present
date. Temp at 1 am 46 degrees at 12 pm
Will encloses several stamps which you can keep or give to
some boy or girl saving them. Will write
again from Sidney. Love to Mother,
Will be at sea between Auckland
and Sidney on