Diary of John E.T. Milsaps

Friday, November 11th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo.

Steady rain larger part of last night & all this day & appearances go to make me expect a rainy night. I remained at home & game my time principally to writing an article for the S.F. War Cry, divided into the following sub-heads: “The Man Behind the Gun” (“Raleigh” service) “Dungeons of Despair”, (Cavite) “Hollow Saints”, (Cavite) Sextus Gloria”, (Cavite) “Malabon Market”. “Miscellaneous Meetings”, “Wild Tribes of Luzon”, “Chinese War Cry”, “Paco House of the Dead” (Manila). 11 pages Ms. Wrote & copied 2 letters to Lt.-Col. Mr. Evans sending copy, receipt for $18. Philippines postage stamps (   ) & 2 large photographs. Petty King of Tinguianes & body guard & Landing Place of Malibon.

Caught all my jars full of rain water.

Visitors 6.

Rev. & Mrs. C. Owens, Methodist missionaries from Washing state & a young lady called to look at No. 2. They are house hunting. Undecided. Expect to call in the morning and give me an answer. Terms are same as to pay in advance.

Cooked breakfast & supper as usual. Cold dinner.