Friday, April 28th, 1899

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

Feel weary and hot tonight as I sit down to pen this day’s record.

Two chapters in Leviticus, one psalm and prayer started the morning. Cooked breakfast; after eating & cleansing in company with Rev. Owens went down town on the Calle Jolo Street car. Got off in the vicinity of the Imperial Photograph gallery. Purchased 5 unmounted pictures – war scenes – 2 of death in Tondo on the memorable day following the uprising. I likewise left with Senor 2 undeveloped Kodak films for development at $1 Mex per dry negatives. Will print at 10 cents each, Mex. In the afternoon a man came around to No. 2 Calle Santa Elena & took a photo of the first building occupied by the Salvation Army for meetings on the Philippine Islands. Did this because “All the World” wants pictures to illustrate my article. Returned home & laid off a plan of my proposed article for “All the World”, & commenced writing it.

While down town I also purchased some more shells for my collection, rare species or varieties. Also bot’ groceries.

Mrs. Owens & Romana Francia bought a piece of cloth for me & gave Romana the job to make a Filipino woman’s jacket. I have a couple of skirts & want to complete the suits. They may be of use to me in street marches in the United States, providing I am detailed to lecture on the Philippines.

About sunset Private Harry Kline of K Co. 1st California Vol. Inf., called to see me. We talked of home news, his falling away from the Lord Jesus etc. Part of the time during the conversation, I was engaged cooking supper in the kitchen. Supper cooked Kline knelt down with me on brick floor & I prayed the blessed God to heal his backsliding. K. promised to return some day, but would not make today the time.