Wednesday, May 24th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Typhoon all day. Bay rough. Elements are calm tonight but sky overcast with clouds. There may be a “recurvature” of this peculiar storm & we have the destroyer return this way again. Rush marked the flying hours. Visited town twice...

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May 24, 1899

Typhoon been raging for several days. For now calmer today. About 700 niggers attacked McArthur in the forenoon* when the artillery Montana's and Dakotas [Dakotas'] get through with show was but little left. There were are 100 niggers killed and wounded. Regiment expected in Manila. *[in San Fernando, Pampanga]

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May 24th-99

This morn the outposts started across the river, and just as they reached the church a man came out of the bamboos waving a white flag and shouting "Espanol." His Mauser was slung and he carried his sombrero in his rt. And flat in left. hands. A sentry met him and shook hands and bro't..

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May 23rd-99

Slept with boots on last night. But this morn only the usual number in sight. a 3.2 in. gun came up this a.m. --drawn by 35 coolies. Wrote to Miss Carrie Crawford and Chas. D. Gamble. We are in the edge of a typhoon which swept s. over the China Sea last night. The lake..

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Monday, May 22d, 1899

Malabon, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Manila Tonight a typhoon is commencing. It is now about 8.30 p.m. Had slight falls of rain during the afternoon; forenoon was hot and partly clear. Up early, read a psalm, prayed & cooked breakfast in a hurry; then away to..

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May 22nd-99

Lots of Niggers in sight in the open. A little shooting. The 9th is out in skirmish line. An Amer. is in command of perhaps 800 to 1000. Last night they [threw] up five entrenchments about half way across the open towards the h'd'q't's tree, and their double line extends from their main trench by..

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Sunday, May 21st, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo More annoyance again in Bilibid prison. Last Sunday Provost-Sergeant Houser was conspicuously absent from the prison when I appeared to hold my usual service. Nobody seemed to know where he could be found. My efforts to find him proved fertile...

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