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July 31, 1900

Relearned to play cribbage which is very popular among the pie house population.  12:30P.M. Canteen burned.  Hardly anything saved.  Lt. Dent yelled to the men who were trying to save the grub “Save the beer; To hell with the bacon.” We lost by the fire 12,000 cans of bacon, about 60 crates of potatoes and all our flour, coffee, sugar etc. There is a rumor that the canteen was burned by Dent to cover up his shortages.