7/4-1899

Boys all out shooting today but I was lonesome & went to St. Anna [Santa Ana]. Lots of amigos alli, some having never seen a white before. Rumors of Aguinaldo being killed by Pio del Pilar as a result of Luna's death. Hope it's true. Spanish sale of old swords and bolos. Cool breeze. Good..

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7/1-1899

Hot. Have been interpreting a good deal lately, & all the niggers come to me with their troubles. Last night a force of insurrectos came into Ti Pas [Tipas] & took all their rice --sacked the pueblo and collected cedula under penalty of death. Had a mess of fish for dinner.

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June 28th-99

Rained all last night & today, a perfect flood. Niggers are all starving and stand around while we eat, looking hungry, as if to say, "Why, if you eat all that, where will I come in?"... then fight for scraps. River is very high & the high tides have baked up the China Sea until..

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