Diary of Chriss A. Bell

March 26, 1899

More fighting on lines. Oregon boys lost several more men Freeman, Holbrook, 0 Neil[,] Jarman and others wounded. Did lots of charging but no firing. Malabon was evacuated by natives & burned. It is expected a big fight will be made today. Our lines from [form] a crescent both ends on the water. All troops have left city and are on lines in a ciet [crescent]. As reserve no chance for us. A bomb was discharge in street last night. It was probably intended to destroy some soldiers quarters but did no harm cept [except] put out electric lights on one circuit.