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Wednesday, Aug. 22d 1900

Many and devious are the trials of a Police Captain. Have been offered by various parties amounts equal to four or five thousand dollars in my district. Tonight was tempted with a handsome young girl whom her escort sought to leave with me here in my quarters for the night. This is trying duty for as bachelor. Leonori left yesterday for duty with his own Co. (L.) and his place is taken by Boyle who is also all right. Tomorrow I act as counsel before G.C M. for Capt. Rose whose trial will be short and I hope for acquittal* or reprimand only. Severe typhoon for last ten days, but it appears to be in the wane. Our troops are in Pekin, not much fighting after leaving Tien-Tsin.

*He was acquitted wholly.