Diary of Chriss A. Bell

June 6, 1898

Cut down to 2 meals a day. Up at 6, coffee at 7, Dinner at 10, supper at 6 not half enough at either meal done in about every day at 9:30. We will be marched each day and at end of trip. Officers will know standing and a report will be made to Colonel. I shall try and lead our class think it will please the folks if I could make such a report. This two meal a day proposition with only half enough at each meal N G.1 It was rumored today that we will first go to the Ladrones about 1200 miles this side of the Phillipines (sic) and attempt to capture some Spanish gunboats and a town called Guam for a cooling [coaling]  station. The report is that about 300 Spanish soldiers is stationed there.