Diary of Santiago Barcelona

December 31st, 1899

We proceeded towards Alimit, reaching it in the afternoon. We spent the night in this place. From here we went to Oscaris on January 1, 1900, passing through Bugiones and Bayabas and arriving there at 10 in the evening of January 8, 1900. We were lodged in the convent at barrio Oscaris (in Echague, Isabela). Later, a camp was pitched on the other side of the river, where we established temporary residence for a month and three days. We enjoyed ourselves by holding horse races in the beautiful plain around the camp. Part of our forces entered Carig, killing two Americans and capturing their guns.