Monday, October 31st, 1898

This is a lovely day we have Muster roll and Inspection in the Morning we all send Mail on the Australia wich leaves this Morning direct for “Frisco” I also visted all our sick at the Hospital and find them all improving Sicknes seems to be a little on the decrease the much Rain Keeps the Air cool and more compfortable the Hospital is near the Bay and a good Breese is blowing constandly from the Bay we have parade in Evening Herrington Conn and S Rockwell are on Sick List

This is a lovely day. We have muster roll and inspection in the morning. We all sent mail on the Australia which leaves this morning direct for “Frisco.” I also visited our sick at the hospital and find them improving. Sickness seems to be a little on the decrease. The heavy rain keeps the air cool and more comfortable. The hospital is near the bay and a good breeze is blowing constantly from the bay. We have parade in the evening. [Charles] Herrington, [George] Conn and S[amuel] Rockwell are on the sick list.


Sunday, October 30th, 1898

It has raigned pretty near all Night and most part of the day it raignes this is a verry quiet on account of the wet weather I had a Invatation for a dinner out on a plantation with some german Friend and enjoyed my trip verry much had a splendid Dinner of 8 different Courses we all attened Service at the Opera House where chaplain Fleming from Colerado Regt preached and the Colerado Band furniched the Musick wich was grand the South Dacota peaple are guarding the Jails Co A 10th is on Outpost Herrington Rockwell and Georg Conn remain on the sick List

It has rained pretty near all night and most of the day it rains as well. This is a very quiet day on account of the wet weather. I had an invitation for a dinner out on a plantation with some German friend and enjoyed my trip very much. Had a splendid dinner of eight different courses. We all attended services at the Opera House where Chaplain Fleming from the Colorado Regiment preached and the Colorado band furnished the music which was grand. The South Dakota people are guarding the jails. Co. A, 10th is on outpost. [Charles] Herrington, [Samuel] Rockwell and George Conn remain on the sick list.


Saturday, October 29th, 1898

the Weather is clear and hot 7 of our men are doing Guard duty we are having fresh Meat to day and also sign the pay Roll and Muster roll we also have Inspection of Arms and Bat. Dressparade in the Evening we have all Kinds of Rumors afloat but nothing official Mail goes out via Hong Kong Herrington S. Rockwell and G Conn are on the Sick List

The weather is clear and hot. Seven of our men are doing guard duty. We have fresh meat today and also signed the pay roll and muster roll. We also have inspection of arms and battalion dress parade. In the evening we have all kinds of rumors afloat but nothing official. Mail goes out via Hong Kong. [Charles] Herrington, S[amuel] Rockwell and [George] Conn are on the sick list.


Friday, October 28th, 1898

It has raigned all Night but the Morning is clear and verry hot until 3 o lock pm we had a Sun shower we had 15 Guards out to day in the Evening we had Bat dressparade I also had my Aplication returned to me wich had being disaproved much to my disapointment for wich at least to my Belief I blame the Captain for it wich I frankly told him (will not write Reasons) we also took a Vote to buy Ice every day I voted against it for I think it will injure us more than doe us good but it passed by Majority Knotts Conn and Herrington remain on the sick List

It has rained all night but the morning is clear and very hot until 3 o’clock when we had a sun shower. We had fifteen guards out today. In the evening, we had battalion dress parade. I also had my application returned to me which was disapproved much to my disappointment. At least to my belief, I blame the Captain for it which I frankly told him (will not write the reasons). We also took a vote to buy ice every day. I voted against it for I think it will injure us more than do us good. But, it passed by a majority. [George] Knotts, [George] Conn and [Charles] Herrington were on the sick list.


Thursday, October 27th, 1898

the Storm Kept up all night but the Morning was clear we went trough our regular routine of Buisnes had fresh Meat again in the Evening the whole Regiment marched 3 Miles out to Malette and had dressparade and passed Grand Review wich was verry sattisfactory but we all got a good soaking befor we arrived at our Barracks our 4 prisoner each got a trial in the afternon Cuite was was sentensed for 30 days and $15.20 fine chirstopher Little and Beatty where senteced to 15 days and $6.00 fine Knotts Conn and Herrington are on the Sick List

The storm kept us up all night but the morning was clear. We went through out regular routine of business. We had fresh meat again in the evening. The whole regiment marched three miles out to Malate and had dress parade and passed grand review which was very satisfactory. But, we all got a good soaking before we arrived at our barracks. Our four prisoners each got a trial in the afternoon. [Gilbert] Cuite was sentenced to 30 days and a $15.20 fine. [Frank] Christopher, [William] Little and [Curtis] Beatty were sentenced to 15 days and $6.00 fine. [George] Knotts, [George] Conn and [Charles] Herrington were on the sick list.


Wednesday, October 26th, 1898

It has raigned pretty near all Night but the day is clear and hot until 6 pm we had a heavy Storm and it got quiet chilly fell just like a Night in November at home we where vaxinated again at least the most of us we had Regimental parade in the Evening on our Street we had fresh Meat and 3 good Meal this day Cuite christopher Little and Beatty where send to the Guard house at 11 clock by the Captain for leaving Quarters after Taps Conn Knotts and Herrington are on the Sick List

It has rained pretty near all night but the day is clear and hot until 6 p.m. when we had a heavy storm and it got quite chilly. Just felt like a night in November at home. We were vaccinated again, at least most of us. We had a regimental parade in the evening on out street. We had fresh meat and three good meals this day. [Gilbert] Cuite, [Frank] Christopher, [William] Little and [Curtis] Beatty were sent to the guard house at 11 o’clock for leaving quarters after Taps. [George] Conn, [George] Knotts and [Charles] Herrington are on the sick list.


Tuesday, October 25th, 1898

It has raigned steady all night I slept pretty good until 3 am when I had some more Attack of Cramps and rheumatic pains in my right Leg and Arm also suffer of diarrhea most of the day our Outpost come in at 8 pm all are soaking wet they all eat a hearty Breakfast and sleep until noon we have no drill all day every body is resting up and getting their Mail ready for the City of Para wich was sail a few days ago is going to leave in the Morning Cuite is discharged from Hospital Knotts Miller Conn and Herrington are on the sick list

It has rained all night. I slept pretty food until 3 a.m. when I had some more attack of cramps and rheumatic pains in my right leg and arm. I’m also suffering from diarrhea most of the day. Our outpost came in at 8 p.m. All are soaking wet. They all are a hearty breakfast and slept until noon. We had no drill. All day everybody is resting up and getting their mail ready for the [ship] City of Para which was to sail a few days ago but is going to leave in the morning. [Gilbert] Cuite is discharged from the hospital. [George] Knotts, [George] Miller, [George] Conn and [Charles] Herrington are on the sick list.


Monday, October 24th, 1898

This is a dandy day it raignen pretty near most of the time the other half of our Company goes on Outpost things are quiet around Quarters I am not any better but the Cramps have almost left me in the Evening changed Medicine we have all Kinds of Rumors in Regards of disposing of the Philipine Island the straight is that the Insurgent establich a independent Government and the protection of the US and England all of us hope that it may be true as we goe to bed to wind is blowing terrible and the Rain is comming down in Torents Knotts Miller G. Conn McMaster and JH. Asendorf are on the Sick List.

This is a dandy day. It rained pretty near most of the time. The other half of our Company goes on outpost. Things are quiet around quarters. I am not any better, but the cramps have almost left me. In the evening changed medicines. We have all kinds of rumors in regards to disposing of the Philippine Islands. The straight is that the insurgents establish an independent government with the protection of the United States and England. All of us hope that it may be true. As we go to bed the wind is blowing terribly and the rain is coming down in torrents. [George] Knotts, [George] Miller, [George] Conn, [Albert] McMaster and [John H.] Asendorf are on the sick list.


Sunday, October 23rd, 1898

It has raigned pretty near all Night this Night I suffered terrible with Cramps in my Stomach and dissentary went and see the Doctor in the Morning this was a quiet Sunday just half of our Men went on Outpost some of our Men visited the churches and Hospitals and in the Evening attented service at the Opera House I was confined to my Bed all day suffered terrible all day Knotts Twist Miller Conn Hagen Frankenbery McMaster are on the Sick List Hagen Sam has Malaria Fever Frankenbery discentary and David Twist xxx desease the where taken to Brigade Hospital in the Morning

It has rained pretty near all night. This night I suffered terribly with cramps in my stomach and dysentery. I went to see the doctor in the morning. This was a quiet Sunday. Just half of out men went on outpost. Some of our men visited the churches and hospitals; and, in the evening they attended services at the Opera House. I was confined to my bed all day and suffered terribly. [George] Knotts, [David] Twist, [George] Miller, [George] Conn, [Samuel] Hagan, [Joseph] Frankenberry and [Albert] McMaster are on the sick list. Sam Hagan has malaria, Frankenberry dysentery and David Twist xxx disease. They were taken to the Brigade Hospital in the morning.