August 7, 1943

The Military Police has renewed its searches. In the search of the La Ignaciana where the Jesuits expelled from the Ateneo are being sheltered, and likewise, the parishes of Santa Ana and San Francisco del Monte under the care of the Franciscan Fathers, the priests were herded in a room while the Japanese mascots examined every corner, papers and other …

October 25-31, 1941

I went to Manila on Oct. 25th with Traw. Went to the Ninatchka [sic] Russian restaurant and the Alcazar, Santa Ana. Traw and I took a taxi ride to Quezon village [Quezon City]. On 27 Oct., Lt. Bruns and 30 men were sent to Fort Hughes. On 28 Oct., the 59th had a party at quarters 18L [?] and on …

Dec. 17th, 1899

Since we got back from Santa Ana things have gone about as usual. We drew clothes Friday. Yesterday and last night I was on guard. We got mail yesterday; I got six letters, two Tribunes, a San Francisco Sunday Examiner, The Workman and Xmas packages from home and from Luther Frye. 0

Dec. 14th, 1899

This morning we left Santa Anna, crossed the river, made a big circuit around through the country & came back to San Fernando. We found a newly dug up place in the corner of a church, dug down in it and found it to be a grave. 0

Dec. 13, 1899

Monday I was on outpost guard all day. Monday night parts of K & I companies went out & were out all night. They gathered up 83 men, 2 shot guns and a lot of bolos but most of the men were turned loose again. Yesterday I laid around this town (Santa Anna [Ana]) all day and today I am …

Dec. 10th, 1899

Yesterday orders were posted for us to march to Santa Anna [Ana] this morning. We laid around quarters all day. Several Spanish prisoners came in from the insurgent lines. This morning we got up at four, started about 5 and got to Santa Anna [Ana] at about 9.30 oclock. We passed 30 or more Spaniards going into San Fernando. We …

August 27th Sunday 1899

Emmett Robb, Lamar and I went in a canoe to Pasig, going thro’ St Anna and TiPas. It is all a Venice, and hundreds of husky niggers are there. Guess we will be relieved by 37th Vets tomorrow. Our guard went down to the “Pennsylvania” who is slow, and the “Parra” was given to some other troops. Another case of …

August 5th Saturday 1899

Breakfast of fried bananas and a “small bird” which I caught last night. About 2 a.m. the rebels took to their old tactics of firing volleys at our outposts so that if we answer they will know where our line is located. But our boys kept still, yet the 21st fired fully 2500 rounds, but then they have not had …

July 20th ’99

H²O still on the rise, and now all old battlefields close by are deep under a covering of rushing H²O. Went to Pasig in canoes for rations, got very few, as they, too, are out of supply. Our church stands upon a very small island in the lagoon, fully three miles from the highlands. Many pobres are dying in St. …