Diary of Miguel Saderra Maso

Miércoles 25 de Mayo 1898

El Teniente Coronel de Artillería Sr. Bonet Jefe de las baterías de las murallas ha pedido permiso a R. P. Rector para dirigir desde la torre del Observatorio del Ateneo, la defensa de la plaza, a cuyo fin se instala en dicha torre un telefono y un tapanco.

Frs. Clos and Algue receive an answer from Daniel Tirona written in pencil and, according to him, furtively, describing in pitiful terms how last Saturday at 11:00 he was kidnapped by two men armed with boloes and revolvers as, summoned by the governor, he was on his way from Cavite Viejo to San Francisco de Malabon. The men took him to the beach, placed him on a boat for Cavite and brought him before Aguinaldo who took down his statements about his conduct in these actual circumstances, and kept him under watch. During a visit to us by the archbishop, the Fathers suggested to His Grace good results could follow a protest by the insurgent leaders against Aguinaldo’s machinations.