Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Monday, January 30th, 1899

Weather beautifull but the Morning are hot we goe through our regular drills the City and Outscirts are quiet and Many Improvements are made on the Street Wagner Circus arived this Morning from Austrailia and will locate for some time here this is quiet a Curiosity for all who live here. I worked all day at Headquarter we recieved some more Mail to day I got one from Home but the News was not verry good as Mable is sick with a bad couph we have 7 on Guard and 11 men on Outpost 4 men are left on Sick List the men are not heard from yet

Weather beautiful but the morning is hot. We go through our regular drills. The city and outskirts are quiet and many improvements are made on the street. The Wagner Circus arrived this morning from Australia and will locate here for some time here. This is quite a curiosity for all who live here. I worked all day at headquarters. We received some more mail today. I got one from home but the news was not very good as Mabel (daughter) is sick with a bad cough. We have seven on guard and eleven men on outpost. Four men are left on the sick list. The men are not heard from yet.