Friday, Oct. 28th, 1898

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

Clear, bright day & quite warm but not uncomfortably so.

Wrote Lieut-Col. Henny Lippincott, Deputy Surgeon General for a permit to visit the hospitals. Copied the letter.

When down town purchased several vocabularies of Philippine Island dialects. Catalogued my pamphlets. Cooked breakfast & supper. Quartermaster Orderly C. J. Scott remained to supper. He is on the sick list. Looks bad. Dysentery pulled him down.

The Lord cheered me & my comrades after supper by bringing 14 U.S. soldiers to No. 2. A holiness meeting was inaugurated. The Holy Ghost made use of His servants praise His name, & 5 men kneeled down at the table: Chester Blaney, 10th Penn., Wm Stauffer, 10th Penn.; Geo. Berry, Co. H. 1st Montana; the foregoing 3 for sanctification. They claimed to get it. Private Henry Keyser, Co. E. 1st Montana & Alva Malony, Battery G. 6th U.S. Artillery, backsliders, were reclaimed thru Christ. Latter is chief engineer of the Ice Plant at Cavite. He formerly belonged to the Cambellite church. Glory to God for victory!

Visitors 15.

The comrades all separated in good spirits. Among the number of present was Private Peter Shipper of the Engineers. He appeared quite humble after the cigar episode. Said he would try to fetch Harry Kline down Sunday night.

Private Hummer of H. battery gave me $2. U.S. coin. He makes a practice of giving one-tenth of his income to the Lord. An excellent practice.

Saturday, Oct. 22d, 1898

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

War clouds are growing dark. We try to think the situation is not serious. Since yesterday morning various regiments and batteries (if not all) were kept in or close to their quarters ready for immediate action. That was the cause of my holiness meeting failing. The soldiers could not come. Today the situation remained unchanged. Trouble is expected at any moment. I was down in the Pasig Quay, Binondo, near U.S. Quartermaster’s warehouse & witnessed while there the landing of Battery G, Light Artillery. 6th reg’t. This battery is going to the front tonight to face the Insurgents. Six little horses were hitched to each gun and each caisson. The latter were filled with shrapnel & other projectiles. A Filipino (apparently friendly rode the ponies with exception of 2 or 3 white soldiers. Infantry regiments go to the front to support the battery.

I received a letter from G.P. Colvoconfses Lieut. Commander & Executive officer of the U.S.S “Concord”, permitting me to hold services on board his vessel any day after 10.a.m. or 1 p.m. Lieut. C. states such is Capt. Walker’s sentiments. I wrote that (D.V.) would come over tomorrow.

Called at U.S. Quartermaster’s to see Orderly C. J. Scott to arrange for his company. Will go if health permits, as troubled with dysentery.

Dealt personally with several men today about salvation – Were U.S. soldiers.

Purchased several newspapers. Am anxious to know how affairs will turn out affecting the fate of the Philippines.

Cooked breakfast of bacon, corn-meal mush & coffee; supper of mush and bacon. Cold dinner sufficed me.

Purchased for $1.75 mex. a pamphlet “El Katipunero ó el Filibusterismo en Filipinas”.

Commenced an article for the San Francisco War Cry, narrating my adventures also giving descriptions of queer features of life in these parts. Covered 7 pages Ms.

Visitors today only 2. They came after nightfall. Messrs. Gluz & Jackson advertised one with sign on Puerta [Puente] España (bridge) across Pasig river to hold services in their tent tomorrow.