11th of April 1902

The ship Justine has left for Japan with Captain McKelvy and his wife on board. The latter said he would be back within three weeks. 0

10th of April 1902

A committee of prisoners saw Captain McKelvy and his wife off. He was replaced by Captain McGill, who had already taken his oath of office. 0

9th of April 1902

Captain McKelvy told us that the Governor is awaiting the arrival of the next ship, because he does not want to act on the appeal, without first being informed of the latest news. He also said that even if he can not agree on what the signatories claim about the food, because this would mean that he has no concern …

Last few days of December 1901

This month predicts a sad future for the prisoners in the prison house. Ever since we arrived in the island, we have been fed with canned goods and it was very seldom that we were given fresh meat during the time of Commander Orwig. We had canned meat, canned salmon and bacon, potatoes, etc. Although in the last few days …

6th of November 1901

Captain McKelvy read to me a letter from the Governor, dated yesterday. It says: “SIR: I have to request that you will present to Mr. Apolinario Mabini, Filipino prisoner of war, my compliments, and convey to him and the other gentlemen, whom he represents and their servants, my high sense of the courtesy contained in the letter of November 4th, …

24th of September 1901

The warship Justine arrived from Yokohama and is anchored at this port. It brings the sad news that President McKinley was seriously wounded early this month in an exhibition in Buffalo, when an anarchist attempted on his life. In view of this, a committee of prisoners went to welcome Captain McKelvy, giving him the following message of sympathy: “DEAR CAPTAIN: All …

7th of August 1901

Captain Shaw embarked for the United States. The new captain continues to give us lessons in English. 0

4th of August 1901

the Marine ship Solace has just arrived, bringing two captains and some lieutenants of the Marine Infantry on board. Captain Shaw came to inform us that he has orders to leave for the United States aboard the same ship. He will be replaced by the most senior of the captains who have recently arrived, Mr. W.N. McKelvy. Don Pablo Ocampo presented …