Guard-Monday. Yesterday P.M. 9 of us went out in a little jaunt & searched a few houses. Monday 3 gangs were out, leaving only the guard here part of the time. Lieut Ballards crowd ran into a bunch of niggers and got a few shots at them. A few of the boys are out this P .M.
Guard-Monday. Yesterday P.M. 9 of us went out in a little jaunt & searched a few houses. Monday 3 gangs were out, leaving only the guard here part of the time. Lieut Ballards crowd ran into a bunch of niggers and got a few shots at them. A few of the boys are out this P.M.
I went to church this morning. They have no seats at all; everybody stands on their knees. Our ball team played Bacalor [Bacolor] today, score -22 to 8 for Bacalor [Bacolor].
We are still at Santa Rita, having an easy time of it: We got a baseball & bat 3 or 4 days ago & yesterday we beat the first platoon. They threw up in the 7th inning with a score of 24 to 8 against them. Today we made our first line up toward a football team. I fixed quarterback’s place.
We are still at Santa Rita. but Same Rumor says we (the whole 32nd) with another regiment are to go, under Gen Funston, soon, to look for a warm time in the mountains. This is the prettiest place we have barracked yet. We boys have been playing ball for a few days (I made a string ball), I have been bothered with diorrhea for about 4 days now. We got mail last Sunday.
Monday Tuesday morning I went on guard but was relieved and we (Co K) left San Fernando, the first batallion platoon going to Bacalor [Bacolor] and the second comeing here to Santa Rita. We relieved two companies of the third inf. Yesterday I spent in getting acquainted with the town & today am not doing anything. Half a dozen of our boys at Bacolor got into trouble over some natives and are under arrest.
Things have gone along just like a funeral procession for the last few days. We got a little mail Thursday, Friday I was on guard, yesterday we had inspection and today was muster. Parts of Cos K & B went out for a stroll Friday but didn’t find anything.
About 40 of Co K started at 6 A.M. and went out to the scene of yesterdays encounter. The niggers got away too quick for us but we searched several houses, got 3 rifles, a pistol and several bolos.
Christmas! Well I guess nit! Sweat like a boy steer, running around in my shirt sleeves. Christmas! Well thats what they say & I guess it must be so. We had beans, salmon, rice, pie, bread & coffe for dinner We beat M.Co. in a ball game this A.M., score 14 to 10 and won a game from them in P.M. with a score of 11 to 10 in twelve innings. A couple of officers & trumpeter Bean were out on horseback & ran into about 16 natives who fired on them. Bean killed one but they (our men) had nothing but pistols and so didn’t stay very long. Outpost at night.