Diary of Chriss A. Bell

Nov. 24, 1898

Thanksgiving. Rookies came up this A.M. Rumors some. They seem like an fine set of boys. In evening [had] banquet over in a American restaurant. We had fine time. Some good toasts by Capt. Mc [Macrum] both Lieuts. Morrow, Freeman, Watson, Brook, Claggett, & Bill Smith and Patterson. Morrows on the girl I left behind was particularly fine. The meal was fine but they left out several courses.