Jan. 9th, 1900

We are still at Santa Rita. but Same Rumor says we (the whole 32nd) with another regiment are to go, under Gen Funston, soon, to look for a warm time in the mountains. This is the prettiest place we have barracked yet. We boys have been playing ball for a few days (I made a string ball), I have been bothered with diorrhea for about 4 days now. We got mail last Sunday.

Jan. 4th 1900

Monday Tuesday morning I went on guard but was relieved and we (Co K) left San Fernando, the first batallion platoon going to Bacalor [Bacolor] and the second comeing here to Santa Rita. We relieved two companies of the third inf. Yesterday I spent in getting acquainted with the town & today am not doing anything. Half a dozen of our boys at Bacolor got into trouble over some natives and are under arrest.

Dec. 25th, 1899

Christmas! Well I guess nit! Sweat like a boy steer, running around in my shirt sleeves. Christmas! Well thats what they say & I guess it must be so. We had beans, salmon, rice, pie, bread & coffe for dinner We beat M.Co. in a ball game this A.M., score 14 to 10 and won a game from them in P.M. with a score of 11 to 10 in twelve innings. A couple of officers & trumpeter Bean were out on horseback & ran into about 16 natives who fired on them. Bean killed one but they (our men) had nothing but pistols and so didn’t stay very long. Outpost at night.