Feb. 6, 1899

This morning reports show that our [troops] advanced driving natives before them. Most of the firing at night is by the natives answered by and [an] occasional volley from our men. But at daylight much to the purpose of the natives who expected us to remain quiet, our men opened fire at the same time...

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Feb. 3, 1899

Nothing out of ordinary happened today. In evening Carr, Frank Holbart & I played billiards. James during day played Shorty 3 games chess Holbart [won or lost] in every game James [Then] in evening about 9 we were all [done for] today [and] we walked out [to] Whalleys when we heard the call to arms..

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Feb. 2, 1899

Capt. McDonald better. Went out in the forenoon to milk ranch to get him some genuine cow milk. Was told to come again at 3:30, did so & got the milk. Paid 200 for one glass to drink. First milk I have had since leaving Portland eight months ago. Before getting milk I rode out to the..

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February 1, 1899

Pointdexter was tried before a summary court [in front of a] Lieut.Col. He was fined $10 making no defense. Think it was a surprise to him as General Court Martial was expected. Capt. McDonald was sick with fever. Not yet serious & we expect it will not be as he was better in evening. Mail..

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Jan. 16, 1899

Went to hospital to see Jim. He has blotches all over face but they will disappear in a few months. Jim will be in quarters in few days. Had Andres skipped [skip) out with $.65 American Company money. All is quiet in regard to natives. I do not believe there will be any fighting. Regulars..

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Jan. 14, 1899

Had neglected to write for last 10 days although much has happened that is of interest. A few days ago in fact Jan 5, Lee Morse was killed. He was in New Manila during evening. I was with M. Holbrook, Freeman, and Carr [and] we last saw Lee at the Alabama at 8 o'clock. From there..

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Dec. 19 to 24, 1898

Neglected to write each day so will lump it. Nothing of importance has happened except the arrival of mail and more wies [wires]. I received another box. Letters from home, Marian, [and] Lottie. Wrote to Bert Harrell and others sending boxes. Mr. & Mrs. Miller, & Mrs. Dallin sent a cake. Astor Battery has gone..

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Dec. 18, 1898

Sunday. Had a very fine dinner. Christmas boxes add greatly to our bill of fare. In afternoon Jim, Carr & I called on Launacia's folks. They live about 2 miles from Adeiano[Adriano in Tondo?]  in a pretty lougi [Anloague?] district. Besclis mother father there is Herbina about Launacia are very bright and pretty. They are..

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