April 24, 1899

Went into action. House as inspection in place of Nicolly Walker who goes out as boat guard. The work will be an agreeable charge to doing nothing in quarters. Inspectors is a good place to learn & work in to the office. Took pictures up to photographer in evening. Met Miss Bowman & Earhart. Went..

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Sunday, April 23d, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo So Provost-Sergeant M. Ryan of Bilibid prison is dead! I was very much surprised today when the news was imparted to me. Last Sunday forenoon he was full of life characteristic of young men & led a procession of military..

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April 23rd-99

Wrote to Tops --a long one. More cannon (I think they are sells) are being placed on the hills for our benefit? Co F Wn came to our relief and are q't'd in the auditorium. Will make work easier for us. We gathered on balcony in eve and sung all songs from gospel hymns to..

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April 23, 1899

Sunday. All quiet in town. 4 Cavite [natives) & Nebraska got into a mix-up. We lost about 25 men wounded & killed. Col. Stottemberg  [Stotsenberg] of Neb. and his Adjutant were killed. It seems that calvary was ambushed & Nebs. [Nebraskans] went to their support were also surrounded and had to charge as bunch to get..

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April 22nd-99

Very hot. Corp. Freeman sick, so took his outpost to east about ¼ mil. Started to rain & such a display of lightning and cannonading of thunder I have rarely, if ever, seen. Accompanied by strange rumblings below. Air close and hot --95°. The dome in cemetery clear cut, and the open trench ahead to bamboos..

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Saturday, April 22, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Blinding flashes of lightning, thunder and a rain is at the time of writing relieving the monotony of hot day. The weather was unusually warm, although quite breezy. The rumored uprising of Filipinos last night failed to materialize. I am..

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