Friday, November 11th, 1898

It has raigned all night and not likely to clear up to day we only have 2 men on Brig Guard and one on our Quarter at Night. Brown and James Baird are detached to doe the cooking in Place of G. Miller and Read Murphi being sick these are new Cooks and our Meal are not satisfactory we have diced Ham for Souper at noon the Mail came in by the Way of Hong Kong I received 6 Letter 3 from Mrs A. 2 from G. Foster and 1 from Howard Hutchison. I answered every one of them I also get lots of Newspaper and writing paper & pencils in all I send 8 letters and 5 Packages of on this Mail it still raign while Taps are sounded Hustead & Murphi remain on the sick List

It had rained all night and is not likely to clear up today. We only have two men on Brigade guard and one on our quarters at night. [???] Brown and James Baird are detached to do the cooking in place of [George] Miller and Read [Jesse?] Murphy since they are sick. They are new to cooking and our meals are not satisfactory. We have diced ham for supper. At noon the mail came by way of Hong Kong. I received six letters: three from Mrs. A[sendorf], two from G. Foster and one from Howard Hutchison. I answered every one of them. I also got lots of newspaper and writing paper and pencils. In all I sent eight letters and five packages off on this mail. It is still raining as Taps is sounded. [Frank Hustead] and [Jesse] Murphy remain on the sick list.

Wednesday, October 12th, 1898

It has being a very nice day until 4 pm sins then it has raigned steady and it looks as it will Keep up all night Co C was relieved from Guard at 7 am we are resting all day we have Pork and Beans for Dinner and Beef and Rice Soup for Supper we have our new Lambs fixed up in our Quarters. our Patrol has Order to stop every one from selling on the Streets without Licens Christopher Twtis Knotts Baird Miller and Dougherty are on the sick List

It was a very nice day until 4 p.m. Since then it has rained steadily and it looks like it will keep up all night. Company C was relieved from guard duty at 7 a.m. We are resting all day. We have pork and beans for dinner and beef and rice soup for supper. We have our new lamps fixed up in our quarters. Our patrol has orders to stop everyone from selling on the streets without a license. [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [George] Knotts, [James] Baird, [George] Miller and [Homer] Daugherty are on the sick list.

Tuesday, October 11th, 1898

This is a nice day Co C is on Guard at the prison some moore Rumors a afloat about going home it is stated that the 10th Regiment is posivily going home on the City of Paramside of 10 days another Rumor says we are going home on or about the 10th November we also hear that the Spaniards will get back the Philipine Island in the Evening went and visited the Ladies of Read Cross Society and had a nice time every thing was quiet about our Quarters Captain Bierer is on duty again. Christopher Baird Miller Daugherty Twist x Knotts are on the Sick List

This is a nice day. Company C is on guard at the prison. Some more rumors are afloat about going home. It is stated that the 10th Regiment is possibly going home on the City of Paramside in ten days. Another rumor says we are going home on or about the tenth of November. We also hear that the Spaniards will get back the Philippine Islands. In the evening, went and visited the Ladies of the Red Cross Society and had a nice time. Everything was quiet about out quarters. Captain [Daniel] Bierer is on duty again. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [George] Miller, [Homer] Daugherty, [David] Twist and [George] Knotts are on the sick list.

Monday, October 10th, 1898

This is another hot day we are going trough our regular routine of duty Captain Bierer who has being of duty for about a week is able again to take his Comand wich had being filld by First Liut Ch. Howard this is the first time the Captain has being sick sins our departure from Home we are all sending Mail via Hong Kong Christopher Baird Miller Dougherty and Twist are on the Sick List

This is another hot day. We are going through out regular routine of duty. Captain [Daniel] Bierer, who has been off duty for about a week, is able again to take his command which had been filled by First Lieutenant Charles Howard. This is the first time the Captain has been sick since our departure from home. We are all sending mail via Hong Kong. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [George] Miller, [Homer] Daugherty and [David] Twist are on the Sick List.

Sunday, October 9th, 1898

it has raigned all Night but is clear now until 3 p.m. we have another heavy Shower we are all attending Services at the Opera House and listen to a fine Concert given by the Colorado Bands consisting of 28 piece after Service where dismissed both Regiment being well represented most of our Officers are taken verry little Interest in Religion Service and do not even attempt to make their Co goe christopher Baird Daugherty Miller and Cuite remain on the Sick List but Cuite is taken to teh general Hospital in the Evening this makes 3 of our men there Jno Baird “Fever” Fred Germiwine a verry bad Leg and Cuite with (—–)

It has rained all night but it is clear now. Up until 3 p.m. we had another [rain] shower. We are all attending services at the Opera House and listened to a fine concert given by the Colorado bands consisting of 28 pieces. After service we were dismissed. Both Regiments were well represented [at the service]. Most of our officers show very little interest in religious services and do not even attempt to make their companies go. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [Homer] Daugherty, [George] Miller, and [Gilbert] Cuite remain on the sick list but Cuite is taken to the General Hospital in the evening. This makes three of our men there: John Baird with a fever, Fred Jennewine with a very bad lag and Cuite with (—–)

Saturday, October 8th, 1898

This is a verry hot day we have to suspend drills on account of it and only have a Battalion drill in the Evening we hear all Kinds of Rumors about us going home in November even the “amerikan Soldier” says that we would goe home in November between the 6 x 10. christopher Baird Dougherty Miller and Cuite remain on the sick List Collrbean Palmer left for U.S.A.

This is a very hot day, we had to suspend drills on account of it and (we) only had Battalion Drill in the evening. We hear all kinds of rumors about us going home in November. Even the “American Soldier” says that we will go home in November between the 6th and the 10th. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [Homer] Daugherty, [George] Miller and [Gilbert] Cuite remain on the sick list. Collrbean Palmer left for the U.S.A.           

Friday, October 7th, 1898

We have had a good Shower during the Night and every thing looks fresh this Morning we are having a extra issue of fresh Meat to day we are trading our Coffee of for Tea to the Chinese and our Corn Beef and Roast Beef we sell to the Merchants at low prices as none of the Boys cares for Corned Meats Co C. is doing Guard duty at the prison our patients at the general Hospital are getting along fine and Jno Baird exspect to be out in a few days all the Boys are sending Mail I do Guard duty to Night at the prison Christopher Hanan Baird Miller Dougherty and Cuite remain on the sick List

We have had a good shower during the night and everything looks fresh this morning. We are having an extra issue of fresh meat today. We are trading out coffee for tea to the Chinese and our corned beef and roast beef we sell to the merchants at low prices since none of the boys care for corned meats. Company C had guard duty at the prison. Out patients at the general hospital are getting along fine and John Baird expects to be out in a few days. All the boys are sending mail. I have guard duty tonight at the prison. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hannan, [James] Baird, [George] Miller, [Homer] Daugherty and [Gilbert] Cuite remain on the sick list.

Thursday, October 6th, 1898

The weather is fine and a niece Breese is blowing the biggest part of the day we are pretty comfortable now we are making good use of our Cots wich we recieved on the 3 d it is reported that there are 15 cases of smal pox has being ravnig here all the time Christopher Hanan Baird Kennedy Miller Dougherty & Cuite sick

The weather is fine and a nice breeze is blowing. The biggest part of the day we are pretty comfortable. We are now making good use of our cots which we received on the third. It is reported that there are 15 cases of small pox. It has been raining here all the time. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hanan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [George] Miller, [Homer] Daugherty and [Gilbert] Cuite sick.

Wednesday, October 5th, 1898

the Weather is as hot as ever we are doing regular routine of duty we have a “Grab vine” wich says that we are going home by the way of New York all Kinds of Rumor are afloat to day Christopher Hanan Baird Kennedy Miller Twist Hanan Daugherty and Cuite remain on the Sick List

The weather is as hot as ever. We are doing the regular routine of duty. We have a “grape vine” which says we are going home by way of New York. All kinds of rumors are afloat today. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hanan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [George] Miller, [David] Twist, [Homer] Daugherty and [Gilbert] Cuite are on the sick book.