Tuesday, March 7th, 1899

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

Weather cool and dry. Mildew and mold do not bother one as they did when I arrived last July.

Up quite early. Bible reading. Commenced Exodus. Prayer. Breakfast. Washed dishes. Passed the forenoon (part) reading in Encyclopedia Britanica borrowed from Rev. Owens. Latter & his wife visited the shipping out on the Bay so I kept home alone.

Put in three or four hours cataloging curios & relics, also overhauling some of my sea shells.

About 3. p.m. called at the post office. Rec’d a letter from Wm. Eleton who is on board the “Olympia”; praise God. British Salvationists from the “Narcissus” visit him & together they have a good time before the Lord.

San Francisco has cut me down to from 2 to 3 War Crys of each edition. Melbourne sends me 1 copy weekly; & New York 2 copies of “Harbor Lights” & 2 “Local Officers”, but no weeklies –either American or Swedish Crys or the German (semimonthly) “Kriegsruf”. London send me direct their War Cry (1 copy) “Gazette” “All the World” & “Deliverer” & “Junior Soldier.”

Spoke to an ex-Salvationist at the post office about his soul. Urged him to return to Christ. Invited him to come to our qtrs. Belongs to M. Co. 13th Minnesota Vol. Inf. stationed in Tondo Dist. –I called at the 3d Artillery qtrs– Cuartel Meisig.Rec’d a copy of the “Times” & a “telescope” full of things to keep for Frank Amie.

The Manila people appear to be gradually recovering from their fright. Business is being resumed & vehicles & pedestrians are multiplying on the streets. The Chinese on Calle del Rosario keep their doors about half open. Several days following the Tondo uprising business stopped & people remained in their houses. Fighting (almost) every day at the front.