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Saturday, June 24th 1899

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

Slow falling rain tonight. Seems that the rainy season is upon us. All day long heavy clouds hang upon the horizon & obscure the sun. Another chapter in Deuteronomy. I am very forcibly struck with the inflexible character of God as displayed in His law given to Israel! Outside of Christ God is a consuming fire, the great & dreadful God, but it Christ the most marvelous on personation of pity, love and grace.

Prayer after a chapter in the Bible; then cooked breakfast.

Read “Freedom” for local news, Ditto articles in various magazines.

Called at the post office; rec’d 6 Toronto War Crys & an S. F. “Call”.

Dropped in a Spanish barbershop & get shaved; price 30 cts. Mex.

Bro. Geo Turner (Ecclesia Mission) called fetching fur gloves & a cap & 2 photos from Bro. (Private) Hines & E. Co. 1stMontana vols. at San Fernando Bro. Turner essayed to hold meetings but failed. Filipinos fired on our lives; neat evening trains out of schedule time. Personnel dealing was all he could do beside distribute religion literature.

Continued arranging my shells. Am feeling better in health; praise God.

It is about 9 o’clock p.m. now, but the Utah brass band is over at the Cuartel Meisig serenading members of A. & B. batteries. Utah Light Artillery. A member returned a few minutes since from San Fernando & Malolos on the train. The men are enthusiastic & rend the night with their cheers. No wonder; they are coming in from the front to return home.