April 23, 1900

At 7 this morning the honorable president, accompanied by Señors Barcelona, Gatmaitan, Carasco, and a squad of cavalry, set out to reconnoiter the roads leading to the settlements of Guinaang and Balimbing. At 8 o’clock at night Señor V. received telegram (sic) from the honorable president, stating that they had arrived in Guinaang without incident, and that they would spend the night there.

April 22, 1900

It was discovered this morning that the honorable president’s personal servant had escaped last night, carrying away with him a Remington carbine, 40 cartridges, clothing, and other things. This servant is an Igorrote, a native of Banane, and has been serving the honorable president since we were in that settlement.