August 13-17, 1936

August 15 at Rafferty's dinner (Grawfus). I sat between Alfonso Sy Cip and Romulo, head of the Herald. Romulo told me of his dramatic defiance of General Wood, when the latter called him on the carpet for the attitude of his paper--(all of which was published in the Herald at the time); of the magnificent impromptu..

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Sunday 1-22-99

Practiced at the Palace all a.m. & Tabocalaria [Tabacalera] in p.m. Went to call on Senorita Marcelanna in p.m. then the Glee Club serenaded the Cal. and Palace boys. Sent letter home & to Tops. Also to Miss Caughran. Ships in line o' battle order and all soldiers sleep on arms. A large lot of ammunition..

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Monday 1-9-99

Bugles played Pay Day March. Formed at Palace at 9 a.m. Got $39.12 --owed $13 to Sanford, $5.50 to Senora Rivera for two white suits, $1 to Frank Coombs, $2 to McCarren, $2.35 Canteen, Washing $1.20, Barber $.45, Cap $.50 --p'd all my debts. Now, I'll commence to save for the ring is paid for...

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Friday 1-6-99

Platted in a.m. until 10 when I took road to Palace. Took dinner with Senor Y Senora Rivera, who are very well fixed. Dinner consisted of soup, fish --fried, rice and peanut bread, fried chicken brown gravy --fried bananas, sweet breads & candies --wine, vino tinto dulce; fruits &c &c. Coffee was served in another..

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Tuesday 12-13-98

Am on detail to get information in regard to insurgents outposts and strength. Went in carriage to 8th Army hd'q'rs at Palace in walled city for surveyor's instruments. Palace is a splendid building for this neck o' woods. Rigged up a drafting table. In eve quartette went to Palace & sung to Co. F 2nd..

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Saturday, Dec. 10th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Cool, cloudy weather. Want rain bad, because my water jars are getting empty. Remained at home during the forenoon reading newspapers & arranging Spanish manuscripts from the prison & the arsenal at Cavite for my library. A Spanish artilleryman – private..

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