Jan. 17th, 1900

Guard-Monday. Yesterday P.M. 9 of us went out in a little jaunt & searched a few houses. Monday 3 gangs were out, leaving only the guard here part of the time. Lieut Ballards crowd ran into a bunch of niggers and got a few shots at them. A few of the boys are out this P .M.


Jan. 17th 1900

Guard-Monday. Yesterday P.M. 9 of us went out in a little jaunt & searched a few houses. Monday 3 gangs were out, leaving only the guard here part of the time. Lieut Ballards crowd ran into a bunch of niggers and got a few shots at them. A few of the boys are out this P.M.


Jan. 13th, 1900

We are still at Santa Rita, having an easy time of it: We got a baseball & bat 3 or 4 days ago & yesterday we beat the first platoon. They threw up in the 7th inning with a score of 24 to 8 against them. Today we made our first line up toward a football team. I fixed quarterback’s place.


Jan. 9th, 1900

We are still at Santa Rita. but Same Rumor says we (the whole 32nd) with another regiment are to go, under Gen Funston, soon, to look for a warm time in the mountains. This is the prettiest place we have barracked yet. We boys have been playing ball for a few days (I made a string ball), I have been bothered with diorrhea for about 4 days now. We got mail last Sunday.


Jan. 4th 1900

Monday Tuesday morning I went on guard but was relieved and we (Co K) left San Fernando, the first batallion platoon going to Bacalor [Bacolor] and the second comeing here to Santa Rita. We relieved two companies of the third inf. Yesterday I spent in getting acquainted with the town & today am not doing anything. Half a dozen of our boys at Bacolor got into trouble over some natives and are under arrest.


Dec. 31st, 1899

Things have gone along just like a funeral procession for the last few days. We got a little mail Thursday, Friday I was on guard, yesterday we had inspection and today was muster. Parts of Cos K & B went out for a stroll Friday but didn’t find anything.


Dec. 25th, 1899

Christmas! Well I guess nit! Sweat like a boy steer, running around in my shirt sleeves. Christmas! Well thats what they say & I guess it must be so. We had beans, salmon, rice, pie, bread & coffe for dinner We beat M.Co. in a ball game this A.M., score 14 to 10 and won a game from them in P.M. with a score of 11 to 10 in twelve innings. A couple of officers & trumpeter Bean were out on horseback & ran into about 16 natives who fired on them. Bean killed one but they (our men) had nothing but pistols and so didn’t stay very long. Outpost at night.