December 25, 1899

At daybreak we found ourselves at the foot of Mount Polis. We continued the ascent, although under painful difficulties, as our bodies were already weakened by loss of sleep and continuous marching. Through constancy and patience we at last reached the summit at 11 o’clock in the morning. Without halting we commenced the decent of the mountain. We arrived at …

December 21st, 1899

The family departed for Ambayoan at 7:30 am., followed by us at the summit of Mount Polis. The following rooming we joined them at Ambayoan. The family (of the President) decided, after several uncertain moments, to surrender in Talubing, which surrender took place on the evening of the 24th. We returned to Banawe at 3:25 o’clock in the morning and …

December 21, 1899

Yesterday afternoon about 5 o’clock news came through an Igorrote that many armed forces had arrived in Babuyan. He could not say for certain whether the forces are ours or those of the enemy, since he is not yet accustomed to distinguish them, but he says their faces are similar to ours. Two Igorrote spies were immediately dispatched to said …

December 7, 1899

After commencing the ascent of Mount Polis we never stopped for rest, and we reached the summit of that lofty mountain at 8 o’clock in the morning. As we commenced to descend we discovered a spring of crystalline water, and here we halted and ate some cooked rice with salt. After eating we at once resumed our journey. It was …

December 6, 1899

We left this settlement at 10 o’clock p.m. and took up the march to Banane via Ambayuan. We reached Ambayuan at midnight, and we at once started for Mount Polis, which is 2,700 meters high. 0