Saturday, May 20th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Hot and dry. Clammy heat. Wrote a letter to Lieut-Col. Wm Evans soon after prayer, a chapter in Numbers and breakfast which I did not cook. Mrs. Owens prepared the meal I furnished the bread, bacon and some butter. The..

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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..

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Tuesday, May 16th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Feel tired tonight & more like retiring to bed than writing a diary. Am kept on the jump from morning till night. Read a chapter in Numbers, a psalm, prayed, cooked breakfast, then turned to & wrote & copied my..

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Monday, Apr. 3d, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. The war situation today greatly relaxed. That is the tension. Tonight our neighborhood resounds with vocal and instrumental music, and laughter – English and Spanish. Everybody seems to be happy. The embryo brass band of the Utah Light Artillery that has..

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Wednesday, March 8th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island --Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. As usual after morning ablutions, read Scripture --chapter in Exodus-- & communion with my precious Creator. To such thrice blessed souls as have had a revelation of God in His "new best name of Love" He is precious. Cooked breakfast..

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Saturday, Dec. 24th, 1898

Camp Santa Mesa –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Christmas Eve on a foreign shore, but our environments are radically different from what we have been accustomed to in the home-country. Anywhere for Jesus. Cooked breakfast of ham & chocolate, fried oatmeal mush left over from last night. Struck out..

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Sunday, Dec. 11th, 1898

Cavite, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. The air is full of rumors on impending war with the Filipinos and preparation for some unusual event is evident. For the first time I met since their arrival in force, Kansas (20th reg’t) 51st Iowa’s, (Inf) Nevada Cavalry, Tennessee infantry..

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