Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Wednesday, September 14th, 1898

This is a beautifull day and a nice Breese is blowing I took a Walk to the Hospital where I learned that our 2 patient where getting along fine I also seen the greatest and largest Cockpit in the City The Building is as large as a ordinary show Tenth where at least 5000 people witness the performances at one time but sins the breaking out of the War this has being used as a look out this Building has a Tower about 80 Feet high and a can get the best view of the City Country and Bay I enjoyed my trip verry much. Christopher Lewis Ewing Hannon Max and Strum are on the Sick List

This is a beautiful day and a nice breeze is blowing. I took a walk to the hospital where I learned that our two patients were getting along fine. I also saw the greatest and largest cockpit in the city. The building is as large as an ordinary show tent where at least 5000 people witness the performances at one time but since the breakout of the war this has been used as a lookout. This building has a tower about 80 feet high and one can get the best view of the city, country and bay. [Frank] Christopher, [Charles] Lewis, [Alec] Ewing, [Max] Hannan and [Charles] Stumm are on the sick list.