Wednesday, May 31st, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. Last of May now for June. Would not care to call it the first summer month in this tropical land. Heavy clouds. Sun out at times. Alternate spells of heat & comparative coolness – latter caused by clouds over the sun & breezes. Read …

Wednesday, May 24th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Typhoon all day. Bay rough. Elements are calm tonight but sky overcast with clouds. There may be a “recurvature” of this peculiar storm & we have the destroyer return this way again. Rush marked the flying hours. Visited town twice. First thing this morning out …

Tuesday, May 23rd, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Stay at home days are not lazy or lonesome days. Storm of wind & rain last night & all day. Up about 6.30 a.m. Read a chapter of Numbers & a psalm & prayed to my precious Lord. Then cooked breakfast for myself & Mr. …

Thursday, May 18th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Copper change is getting very scarce. Yesterday I traveled once on a street car without paying fare and today twice because the conducted when collecting fare could not make change. The reason for the scarcity given that this copper money is worth more in Spain …

Friday, April 21st, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo The time is now about 8 p.m. Word has lately – since dark been brought from U.S. Headquarters to the Utah artillerymen across the street from my house, that the Filipinos are expected to rise tonight in Manila. An attack is expected to be made …

Tuesday, April 4th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Clear day with more or less heavy black clouds on the horizon but withal dry & hot. Started the morning with Bible reading and prayer; then cooked breakfast, ate thereof and washed dishes. Did some reading of news. A cablegram in the daily Manila “American” brought …

Friday, March 24th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Beautiful moonlight night at the time of this Diary entry, & quiet & calm. During the day a cool breeze kept the heat in check. We expected a battle to commence this morning but it did not materialize. Preparations have been going on all day & …

Saturday, March 11th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. Calle Santa Elena, Tondo, Dark, windy night; not pleasant for men who do picket duty in the presence of a wily foe. Did considerable rushing around today. –Bible reading and prayer; then breakfast; then mailed a letter & package of S.A. publications to Private George Berry, H. Co. 1st Montana –out …

Sunday, January 22d, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo.   Cloudy and cool. No rain. Took breakfast with Rev. & Mrs. Owens. Cooked dinner for myself and Clayton Scott. I remained at home until 2.15 p.m. or thereabouts. Wrote & copied 2 letters. Read an article or two. The carrier (one of the Utah light …