Diary of John E.T. Milsaps

Saturday, April 15th , 1899

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

This is the night appointed for another Filipino uprising in Manila if rumor can be credited. The daily process state that thousands of Insurrectos are in Manila. At the present hour (about 8 o’clock p.m.) nothing unusual is apparent on the surface. Down in the street below No. 2 the Filipino are merrymaking with a guitar & funny songs. Rev. and Mrs. Owens are absent again tonight. Make the second night out on the bay in a ship. They came up here today and made a brief stay. This forenoon Owens came up with Captain [Crow] and Morrison – sea-captains of merchant vessels & requested me to let them hear my gramophone. Did so to please them.

Private D. G. Hines remained at No. 2 all day. I purchased a pie & he & I made a lunch at noon on pie and water.

As usual I cooked breakfast – supper.

Feel tired & sleepy tonight _ Went to the post office late this afternoon. Rec’d a letter from Mrs. Lieut – Col. Minnie B. Brewer, editress of New York (S.A.) “Harbor Lights” requesting me to write an article for her monthly.