7/15 Saturday, 1899

Ate well today --went to arsenal and got a sword and looked at the collection of curios which the Spanish have been collecting for 300 years. Great piles of bolos and machetes. Big awkward things. Bamboo "mud" guns & gas-pipe cannon, bound with bamboo cords and cannon balls of lava stones. Stands of old guns,..

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July 14-Friday, 1899

Took carometa [carromata] for Capeton del Porta and at 9 a.m. the boat up river went off and left me. Carriage to Pasig cost 12 pesos --so took a car and rode out to Macati & telegraphed "No boat --extend pass" --Ans-- "Very Well." City full of sailors & soldiers. Had dinner at Paco --to..

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7-9 Sunday, 1899

Hardest rain I ever saw. All day. River rose rapidly & flowed up to Laguna. Carried away several fish traps, & our bridge. Rio roaring past now with a rush & all sorts of houses, canoes, traps & debris flowing out into the great fresh H²O lake. Ferry out at Pasig --Sunday & lonesome.

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7-7 Friday, 1899

On guard tonight. Saw a pitiful funeral today. Two men with a rough box in which was a little babe. The men lifted the pole from their shoulders, sat down the box, took off their hats & said, "Buenas Dia, Senor. Passe?" "Si." They then trudged away slowly, with the mother who was carrying a..

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