Thursday, November 3rd, 1898

This is a beautifull morning we have regular Drills fresh Meat for Dinner and Souper the boys are still celebrating Pay day good many are getting Mail and Postal Mony Orders ready for the Mail wich leave in the morning and most of us are buying Maps of the Battelfield wich are sold at 25ct USC the are verry correct we also receive the News that the US will verry likely hold all of the Philipine Island Herrington and Hustead are on the sick List Frankenberry is discharged from the Hospital this leaves Jno Baird Fred Gerriwine David Twist and Sam Hagen at the Gen Hospital

This is a beautiful morning. We have regular drills and fresh meat for dinner and supper. The boys are still celebrating pay day. A good many are getting mail and postal money orders ready for the mail which leaves in the morning. And most of us are buying maps of the battlefield which are sold at 25 cents U.S.C. (U.S. Currency). [The maps] are very correct (accurate). We also receive news that the US will very likely hold all of the Philippine Islands. [Charles] Herrington and [Frank] Hustead are on the sick list. [Joseph] Frankenberry is discharged from the Hospital. This leaves John Baird, Fred Jennewine, David Twist and Sam Hagan at the General Hospital.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 1898

This is a beautifull day the Night was niece and coole we had Baynet exercise in the Morning befor Breakfast at 10 Clock Co C lined up befor the Paymaster and received our Pay and every one receive Fourlough until Tabs in the afternoon we all attented the Base Ball Game between the 10th Regiment and Penna and North Dacota it was verry interesting in the Beginning but the Penna where too much for them Result 17 to 1 in favor of the 10th Pa. there where at least 4000 Soldier attending this Game the Boys all had a good time Buisnes is rushing at present especially the Saloons and – – – – Houses but all got home in time but 2 wich got of with a good lecture from the Colonel. Herrington and Hustead remain on the Sick List.

This is a beautiful day. The night was nice and cool. We had bayonet exercise in the morning before breakfast. At 10:00, Company C lined up before the paymaster and received our pay and everyone received furlough until Taps in the afternoon. We all attended the baseball game between the Penna 10th Regiment and North Dakota. It was very interesting in the beginning, but the Penna were too much for them. Result 17 to 1 in favor of the 10th Pa. There were at least 4000 soldiers attending this game. The boys all had a good time. Business is rushing at present, especially in the saloons and [prostitution] houses; but, all got home in time except two who got off with a good lecture from the Colonel. Herrington and Hustead remain on the sick list.

Tuesday, November 1st, 1898

We had a niece Shower during the Night 9 of our men went out on Outpost and 2 at Brigade Hedg. This was a great Holliday for the Catolics here similar like our Decoration day all the large Buisnes Houses and Factory are kept closed we have fresh Meat we have our regular Drills Morning and Evening we all send our Mail I send my Diary home and a silk Showl and a letter there isnt anything new Sam Rockwell Herrington and Hustead are on the sick List

We had a nice rain shower during the night. Nine of our men went on Outpost and two are at Brigade Headquarters. This was a great holiday for the Catholics here… similar to our Decoration Day. All the large businesses and factories are kept closed. We have fresh meat. We have our regular drills in the morning and evening. I am sending my diary home and a silk shawl and a letter. Sam Rockwell, Herrington and Hustead are on the sick list.

Monday, October 31st, 1898

This is a lovely day we have Muster roll and Inspection in the Morning we all send Mail on the Australia wich leaves this Morning direct for “Frisco” I also visted all our sick at the Hospital and find them all improving Sicknes seems to be a little on the decrease the much Rain Keeps the Air cool and more compfortable the Hospital is near the Bay and a good Breese is blowing constandly from the Bay we have parade in Evening Herrington Conn and S Rockwell are on Sick List

This is a lovely day. We have muster roll and inspection in the morning. We all sent mail on the Australia which leaves this morning direct for “Frisco.” I also visited our sick at the hospital and find them improving. Sickness seems to be a little on the decrease. The heavy rain keeps the air cool and more comfortable. The hospital is near the bay and a good breeze is blowing constantly from the bay. We have parade in the evening. [Charles] Herrington, [George] Conn and S[amuel] Rockwell are on the sick list.

Sunday, October 30th, 1898

It has raigned pretty near all Night and most part of the day it raignes this is a verry quiet on account of the wet weather I had a Invatation for a dinner out on a plantation with some german Friend and enjoyed my trip verry much had a splendid Dinner of 8 different Courses we all attened Service at the Opera House where chaplain Fleming from Colerado Regt preached and the Colerado Band furniched the Musick wich was grand the South Dacota peaple are guarding the Jails Co A 10th is on Outpost Herrington Rockwell and Georg Conn remain on the sick List

It has rained pretty near all night and most of the day it rains as well. This is a very quiet day on account of the wet weather. I had an invitation for a dinner out on a plantation with some German friend and enjoyed my trip very much. Had a splendid dinner of eight different courses. We all attended services at the Opera House where Chaplain Fleming from the Colorado Regiment preached and the Colorado band furnished the music which was grand. The South Dakota people are guarding the jails. Co. A, 10th is on outpost. [Charles] Herrington, [Samuel] Rockwell and George Conn remain on the sick list.

Saturday, October 29th, 1898

the Weather is clear and hot 7 of our men are doing Guard duty we are having fresh Meat to day and also sign the pay Roll and Muster roll we also have Inspection of Arms and Bat. Dressparade in the Evening we have all Kinds of Rumors afloat but nothing official Mail goes out via Hong Kong Herrington S. Rockwell and G Conn are on the Sick List

The weather is clear and hot. Seven of our men are doing guard duty. We have fresh meat today and also signed the pay roll and muster roll. We also have inspection of arms and battalion dress parade. In the evening we have all kinds of rumors afloat but nothing official. Mail goes out via Hong Kong. [Charles] Herrington, S[amuel] Rockwell and [George] Conn are on the sick list.

Friday, October 28th, 1898

It has raigned all Night but the Morning is clear and verry hot until 3 o lock pm we had a Sun shower we had 15 Guards out to day in the Evening we had Bat dressparade I also had my Aplication returned to me wich had being disaproved much to my disapointment for wich at least to my Belief I blame the Captain for it wich I frankly told him (will not write Reasons) we also took a Vote to buy Ice every day I voted against it for I think it will injure us more than doe us good but it passed by Majority Knotts Conn and Herrington remain on the sick List

It has rained all night but the morning is clear and very hot until 3 o’clock when we had a sun shower. We had fifteen guards out today. In the evening, we had battalion dress parade. I also had my application returned to me which was disapproved much to my disappointment. At least to my belief, I blame the Captain for it which I frankly told him (will not write the reasons). We also took a vote to buy ice every day. I voted against it for I think it will injure us more than do us good. But, it passed by a majority. [George] Knotts, [George] Conn and [Charles] Herrington were on the sick list.

Thursday, October 27th, 1898

the Storm Kept up all night but the Morning was clear we went trough our regular routine of Buisnes had fresh Meat again in the Evening the whole Regiment marched 3 Miles out to Malette and had dressparade and passed Grand Review wich was verry sattisfactory but we all got a good soaking befor we arrived at our Barracks our 4 prisoner each got a trial in the afternon Cuite was was sentensed for 30 days and $15.20 fine chirstopher Little and Beatty where senteced to 15 days and $6.00 fine Knotts Conn and Herrington are on the Sick List

The storm kept us up all night but the morning was clear. We went through out regular routine of business. We had fresh meat again in the evening. The whole regiment marched three miles out to Malate and had dress parade and passed grand review which was very satisfactory. But, we all got a good soaking before we arrived at our barracks. Our four prisoners each got a trial in the afternoon. [Gilbert] Cuite was sentenced to 30 days and a $15.20 fine. [Frank] Christopher, [William] Little and [Curtis] Beatty were sentenced to 15 days and $6.00 fine. [George] Knotts, [George] Conn and [Charles] Herrington were on the sick list.

Wednesday, October 26th, 1898

It has raigned pretty near all Night but the day is clear and hot until 6 pm we had a heavy Storm and it got quiet chilly fell just like a Night in November at home we where vaxinated again at least the most of us we had Regimental parade in the Evening on our Street we had fresh Meat and 3 good Meal this day Cuite christopher Little and Beatty where send to the Guard house at 11 clock by the Captain for leaving Quarters after Taps Conn Knotts and Herrington are on the Sick List

It has rained pretty near all night but the day is clear and hot until 6 p.m. when we had a heavy storm and it got quite chilly. Just felt like a night in November at home. We were vaccinated again, at least most of us. We had a regimental parade in the evening on out street. We had fresh meat and three good meals this day. [Gilbert] Cuite, [Frank] Christopher, [William] Little and [Curtis] Beatty were sent to the guard house at 11 o’clock for leaving quarters after Taps. [George] Conn, [George] Knotts and [Charles] Herrington are on the sick list.