248 TO EUROPE AND AMERICA AGAIN. the foreign residences are mostly on high ground. A boatman. took me over all the important streets for 30 cents, and I saw some very fine tortoise-shell workmanship in the manufactory. There are two Japanese youths on board going to Odessa with a Russian priest. The meals are excel­lent. The servants are Chinese and Hindoos. April 12. vVe arrived at Hongkong at 10 A. M. I visited with Mr. H. the Anglican, Catholic, Chinese, and Mahometan cemeteries. The archi­tecture of the latter is very peculiar. They are all handsomely and tastefully laid out. They seem a paradise in this world. Visited the Chinese quarters. At one place the wares were spread upon the ground. Public speakers, singers, and fortune-tellers were there. In one street many painted women invite pass­ers-by into their houses. I visited a smoking gallery where were twenty Chinese in a small room smoking that cursed opium. I asked the editor of the 'China Mail' the proportion of opium smokers among the Chinese. He replied it was about the same as that of drinkers among Europeans. They smoke about 10 cents a day. To my surprise the Chinese are a great commercial people. They have splendid sto1·es fully supplied with both Chinese and foreign articles. The stores on the Queen's Road are beautiful. Most of the houses are three stories high. April 14th. I went to the union church yester­day. It was thinly attended. In the afternoon Dr. C. preached in Chinese. I also heard Bishop B. preach to the seamen. There are several mission societies working in Hongkong,-English, German, and one American. They have no regular Sabbath-schools established. Rev. Mr. Morrison commenced his mis-