Tuesday, May 23rd, 1899

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

Stay at home days are not lazy or lonesome days. Storm of wind & rain last night & all day.

Up about 6.30 a.m. Read a chapter of Numbers & a psalm & prayed to my precious Lord. Then cooked breakfast for myself & Mr. Peter Weigner. He said grace & prayed with him at close of the meal.

Bought & read a copy of “Freedom”, also read articles in “North American Review”.

Wrote 6 pages, foolscap, MS copy narrative of my Philippine experience for the San Francisco War Cry.

Visited the post office in the afternoon. Rec’d some papers & a letter from Bro. Geo. Berry who is sick at Corregidor. Wants me to come over today to see the 3 Salvationists there. Launches are not running; bay too rough. B. offers to pay half my expenses. I mailed 2 letters.

Purchased 3 small shells.

After returning home washed dishes. One of the unconverted sailors came into the kitchen. Urged him to give his heart to Jesus, get saved & serve God. Seemed interested.

Mrs. Owens is preparing to return to the United States. Evidently I shall lose my tenants soon. The servant boy wants to work for me, but I do not feel justified in going to that expense.

Cooked supper in the evening.