Monday, March 6, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. The weather is dry and comparatively cool. Our troops do not find blue wool uncomfortable. Private Hines of the Montana’s took his blue overcoat out this p.m. Said he was too cold at nights without it for comfort. Perhaps this may appear strange for a …

Wednesday, March 1, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Clear beautiful day — Weather not too cold nor too warm. My influenza attack is wearing off. Praise God for His goodness. Very busy and much rushed this forenoon. U.S. mail to leave. Closed at 12. noon; so said the bulletin board in the post office. …

Tuesday, Jan. 3d, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. I am forty-seven years of age today. Was born in Houston, Texas. January 3d, 1852. The swiftly passing years do not cause regret by their flight because my time is being spent for God and humanity. I am very tired today or rather tonight. Have been …

Saturday, Dec. 31st, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Last day of 1898. Unto the Lord my God be the glory and praise for the good accomplished. He has kept me from disaster in the perilous hour of temptation. He has protected me from physical dangers. Truly the Lord is good to me. Truly ’98 …

Thursday, Dec. 22d, 1898

Cavite, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Out of bed early, prayed, glanced at the bible, cooked breakfast & leaving my dishes unwashed hastened down to the Pasig quay. Crossed over by the ferry boat “Manila” to Cavite. Visited Colonel Van Valzah, whose office is in one of the arsenal buildings & secured …