This is the first time in history that the Chinese calendar has started the year at the 1st of January. Chinese New Year always previously coming in February. This is another step towards civilisation. Since the Republican Government, all business is suspended in the Colony, Canton, Pelsin etc. The Chinese decide to ask the Commodore (Anstruther) for a general holiday. This was granted & the yard closed for the day.
Also in January 1913: I have my teeth extracted, filled & cleaned by a Japanese dentist - Dr Yamasaki. Hedley and Fred has one each stopped.