Diary of Chriss A. Bell

May 13, 1899

Saturday. 21st Infantry start for lines near Waterworks also some regulars start for Lawton’s division to relieve Oregon. In afternoon get Carmetta [and] get Miss Bowman. Go to convent where I bought 2 Spanish & two Philippine bags also some doilies 7 a nickel of Juna [jusi] Cloth. Took some pictures of girls at work & mothers. Then started out through Paco to San Pedro Macati a fine trip through a fine country.

Every inch in rice fields well cultivated. Country is rolling in nature and hills & through a jungle of bamboo etc. Took several pictures along the road and several at San Pedro Macati from Gen. Kings old headquarters. Returning reached home at supper time. Took supper at Chinese restaurant with Tuft & Freeman.