Diary of Chriss A. Bell

Dec. 9-13, 1898

Have been working to get settled in quarters. Every thing is now running smoothly. I have changed quarter all the time. But little to do. Other corporals out on boats. Every one seems satisfied. Christmas boxes coming ashore and we should get them in a few days. Carnia not yet back. Every one seems confident that we will be home within 3 or months. Fred Mollner [Noltner] the 1st Sgt. has received a furlough with permission to leave Island. He will probably go home & receive a discharge.