Wednesday, May 3d, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Heavy black clouds obscured the sky; very hot; no rain. Slept well last night; quite weary. Read a chapter in Numbers & a psalm. Cooked breakfast and washed dishes. After cleaning up went down to Quiapo Dist to the Imperial Photo Gallery. Secured one print …

Saturday, March 25th, 1899

Caloocan, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Sky cloudy but weather hot & oppressive. My overshirt was wet with perspiration. Tonight I am tired; don’t feel like writing. Bible reading, prayer, breakfast –cooked & eaten– then leaving my dishes for “Muchacho”, the Filipino servant boy to wash. I took my Kodak & umbrella …

Thursday, Dec. 15th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. War rumors fill the air. The signal corps or part were hanging a field telegraph out Calle Jolo on the electric light poles, just before dark. The natives & Chinese watched proceedings with deep interest. Word went ‘round that a fight is expected tonight with the …

Thursday, November 24th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. THANKSGIVING. So far as eating is concerned this has not been a feast day to me, but the Lord gives me far more than I deserve. He has truly blessed me in soul and body, for which I thank & love Him; praise His name. God …

Tuesday, November 15th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Quite warm middle of the day; cool & clear morning and evening. Visitors 10. Feel encouraged because there is an increase. Randall of Hongkong (an American) but agent (Colporteur) of the British Bible society called to see Rev. Owens. While waiting we had a long talk …

Friday, Oct. 28th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Clear, bright day & quite warm but not uncomfortably so. Wrote Lieut-Col. Henny Lippincott, Deputy Surgeon General for a permit to visit the hospitals. Copied the letter. When down town purchased several vocabularies of Philippine Island dialects. Catalogued my pamphlets. Cooked breakfast & supper. Quartermaster Orderly …

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. After dinner called at the post office. Received a letter from Captain Coughlan the “Raleigh”. Welcomed me to his vessel to hold service. Wrote him immediately that I will (D.V.) be over to his vessel next Sunday for that purpose. On my way back from the …

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. My first volume of experiences connected with the Salvation Army pioneer work en route and on the Philippine islands is full and so I am under the necessity of commencing the second volume, but while the size is equal to Vol. I the shape is different: …