February 27, 1936

All day drive with Doria and Professor H. Otley Beyer through Laguna, Batangas and Cavite provinces. At Ft. Mckinley we turned down to the river and took the new road thru Pateros and Taguig to Alabang. Pateros is, of course, the centre of the duck raising industry and Beyer says the people there spread the story of how their men …

July 24 – Monday 1899

Took canoe to Pateros, across the fields, thro’ the bamboos –with orders. Made two trips. Orders for 5 days rations, and we go on cascoes to “Somewhere” –1000 men strong from 1st Division– Gen. Hall –290 rounds per man. I think it is Biñan. 0

July 23 – Sunday 1899

No rain. Sung for Chaplain. Am getting fat. Some firing at Pateros. Co. F. in night. 0

June 18th-99

Fighting off fever. Co D sent out reconnoitering in a.m. & in p.m. all three Co’s went out to get some niggers located in a.m. Co. I went to Pateros. Co’s went along lake, to tree, then home, having failed to get niggers. 12 mi. tramp. Nearing the end of vol. 3 of these “memoirs” –and I hope a very …

May 16th-99

Sent with detail to Pasig to wait for cascos with our lockers. The idea was to go out in lake & drop down to Taguig but they were left at mouth of “Smith Run” and at 1 p.m. we started with them and got home, past the bamboos, fish traps and ruins –up the swift stream, Very wet. I telegraphed …

April 29th-99

Co A here today. We now have Co’s D, H, F, I & A at Taguig all in the church. 1 Batt. of 9th U.S.A. at Pateros relieveing Co’s G & L Wn. Some of the 9th killed a couple of poor old humbres [hombres] who were too old to fight and at 10.30 p.m. their patrol outposts got mixed …

April 27th-99

Filips close, so at 9.30 we filed across the creaking bamboo bridge –Co’s D, F & H, and in an hour Co’s G & L came up from Pateros. Scouts advanced to within 30 yds of old church when fired upon by the flips who were strongly entrenched behind stone walls of the ruined village. …and seriously wounded. Four dead …

April 25th-99

On outpost across river in ruins of old house. Close to bamboos. All quiet. Sabia’s husband came in at 8 a.m. with presents of chickens & eggs for me. I got him a pass and went with him to his grass hut at Ususan. They fed me on eggs, boiled chicken and rice and fried bananas. Then, as I was …

April 16th-99

On outpost at Pateros. Black night with bad wind and rain. Creaking bamboos, strange cries in the night, half wild dogs and still wilder pigs –made life a burden. 0