The Life Story of
GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING
(Copyright by the Wheeler Syndicate, Inc. Published Exclusively In This Territory
by The Evening Capital News).
H. F. Wheeler
!' 'Trom (Tala wc vielt ed some of the
Vanchsrlaa under Rajah Nurui Ca
wt'im, one of the powerful dattoa of
Itha.oftat aide of the lake, after which
fw« croaaed the Rohanb River and came
»out upon an open flat, aome three
Imites wide, beyond which could be
jatan the hostile fort of Datt.> Arapuan
aAgaue of Taraca. literally covered
[with war flag* .situated in the edge of
(lha timber that skirted the Taraca
» "The line of march led directly
Mcroaa the flat, but midway we ran
into a marsh about mo yards wide
phat delayed the column two hours, as
all the animals had to be unpacked
fcnd their loads carried this distance.
i "To reach the hostile fort, the train
M us n«.r and hetween two other
Strong forte thst hsd heen reported
It oat lie, but. contrary to reports, sev
ferai dattes came »Hit with white flags
land said they wished to be
nrlfnda. and that r« ne of their pw
f»le world oppose os «•> interfere with
Ui«. After passing th®* foi;s. Moros
>«re seen 'runnh-g f* • m a « 1 -;* of
jtimber to nur i n » ! • * «t I'»** » T.ir
• o«, and in a f®r t.. « **« im> Wf**®
fired up**n from «tbs (• » t *» «boni •*«»•*
lards. *ompHU> » '. ***ae»if) «®v®nth
Ir.fântrv was «it<®. ■ m form a
Skirmish line i*. th* » „ul move t..
Within 300 vurds of t»■> •* and ('om
>f*ny G to take • s i a \' sit.on ««n
he left. The » ight and l#fi flanks.
rejppect!\el\. of th®** w >• »'.mp«n.®*|
Ware ordere« ru .tn- • «, •• m par
Hall' emebp tie f*.» » The two)
Max HI c m« H 1 4 .e 'ield
err p»-*cs«i ! d «'spee of ?» •» • «ids
nd opposite »I r iure- at l»fi between
l ese o for rhat purpose
The firic*r heraruA \ g^roim on both
•Idee, the M >**n? » p g both lantacas
ill! n'"v.« » »ne platoon of Rom
any D v as «ent forward to the Urn
•êr to the right h« a prot««•lion to the
t'Hiops n'it \cr * I »gaged and the an
J»'*g1». As <"*« • • cz went into po«l
ticn they rec*i'<« ; a five of a small
rotta on 1b*» left which whs at once
captured and destroyed.
I TROOPS FACF. HEAVY FIRE,
j "Almost rs soin «■« it arrived in p*>
pitltui. the r ght fUnk «»f the line held
hv F »onipanx received a heavy fire
from the wc»ids alone the Ta cars river.
euren« nt Fhav.. vv■ Ih that compan'.l
was ordered t«> eutp' the tlmbe». cross
the Taraca rive» if nacêssar V. .»lid
drive ou* or destrov anv opposing!
Moro» and de«tr»»v anv cottas from |
hich he might he f : r*d on. troop j
dismounted, took the p»a-e of i' com -
pany on the skirmish bn® and rhe at-i
tack op th® ma n fort continued the
nrttllery. whlc'i had been, sent t«» a new
c with such
could do us
pnd better posit!
effect that the dofende
Lieutenant S*haw made his way
•lowly «nd tie'eloped considerable re
mittance. SO l re enforced hlm vrjth M
company, unde»* Lieutenant Grade,
end gave order« that in <*»>n1unr*inn
they should move down thp river cau
Tioualy and reconnoitre a fort «» nt
tcua. aald to be held hv hostile Morns
Rinder the Sultan-cahuga ta n of Pit-I
Rlui, on the north bank and near Fort
Taraca. already engaged.
[ "At the place from which the right
(flank was fired upon the river flows
morth, but a short distance farther on
pt changes direction and flow« prac
jHcally west, past Fort Pitacus. K rro«>p
Kva» dismounted and sent to the river,
Vo support the infantry If neces«arv. \
The timber «m both «Ide« of the river,
Kvas soon cleared < f Mom« and seven
their cottas destroyed. T'pnn ap-;
mroachlng Fort I Itaeus tw<- war flags
jtvere flying although little résista me ,
mas mad® to the reconnoitring com
manies. I ieutenant ShRw. who was on
Vth* noioh bank of the river, first ex
ktnined the fo-t an ! vicinity <are f ull\
► fid t..e \ ordei-ed h s men to scale the
"A large hod
iv»a« found »(«Me w ho «telivered a
Tiepvv f »> «ni the attacking party; but.
,Th* latter he'd ground. Lieuten-|
*iT ,,n, [ :,T,,llM dii« ■ el v crossed from
iling the south i
ll-arnied Mnroa .
f : g»'i
>. t h<
M. > .« that roon de'
cciii ®d ,. n the walls
• » i< laated but -•
VI' **s displayed a
v h t» flrg
"Yinelv Mnpm we;-* found
within tin f». t. M wounded, y
jvveie taken prisoner. \moug th
we»e the S u ! ; s n -C;i bugp ta n Pitac...
I th® Sangupjin <j f l.imeea. the |» H tto
jC' Volga ta n. the c.nbugatan *.f \fa» u
and the Mann» «if Macul. the two for
Jmer of whom v»
ieidf of » he lake
i .3 |
the east j
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their opposition to Americans. Fifty
one rifles and Ifi lantacas and cannon
and several krises and campllana were
"In the assault, one enlisted man wa®
killed and six wounded, one of whom
died the next da i. shortly after reach
in* Camp Virar*.
'The fort was « new one. situated in
- ex ...
a entail opening in the Umber and
apparently uncompleted. In construe
Uon It was like ordinary Morn forts.
about 76 feet square, with walls about •
1? feet high and about 12 feet thick
at the base, and a ditch 10 feet deep
In the interior sheds of rough split I
lumber, two or threo inches thick, were
constructed against the north and
and south faces, intended as a protec
tlon against shrapnel and ahell
"After the fall ..f Fort nitacus. Cap
tain Koester with Troop E. woe or
dered farther down the left bank of j
the river in the rear of Fort Taraca.
■ y #
General Pershing Writing a Letter in Camp
a nd after making a thorough recon-J
naissance, took up a position closing :
all avenues of escape in that diection.
Tr.»op G w as ordered to advance to !
eithin a short distance of the fort, so
that the two troops combined were in
nllv nnrrmindcd the fort. ÎI whs now i
growing dark and leaving these
troors In position, the remaining or- j
gaui/. rions were ordered into camp ;
about :'»ou yards to the east of the fort
position not to be In »larger from j
each other« fire, end ««» they prnctle- J
n *'d » lie «h me «lista i
rnm »lie Tnracn ,
when It j
(-« were |
'the men of th® investing
outside the call at different time«, and
rldenees that some of.
"There was littl® firing at
the fort until about 3 a m
bet am* ev ident that fh® Mot
attempting I«. escape. It was
'durk at this hour and afterward«
' 1 'l ;1 > break. « * « t hai probably «e\ eral j
Moros snea ke»l nut. passing over the J
parapet :i\ its lowest point, thence into j
them bad been wounded. i
"FriendL \l »ro« afterward« learned;
'that such was the case, and also that
(several were killed while escaping.
"At daylight. a large white flag was]
ficaUng over Pori Taraca, and 29 j
Moros. Including Ibitto Ampuan- I
Agues, six other daltos and two pan
dttas (priests! of some importance, j
r ailed Planai and th® < «II of Macul.
surrendered themaelvaa uneondltlpn- j
- - - . , „ . _ ______, .
one dead and one minded
Morn were found 1 Prisoner* re
Ported thnf others jo no were wounded
N«d been taken. Twenty cannon and
lentnras and nine rifles, together with
M number of krises and campllana.
'The f-»it was then destroyed by
fbe. and h few of the cannon and lan
ta^as were broken up.
"After the battle, fyieudly Moras re
ported that over 20« hostile Moros had
"' 9I ,ll( 'lr lives In the flghtine that
occurred in the forts and vicinity,
"The vintns having returned the
night hef<»re witli rations, were again
«ent t.» Vivats ith the sick and wound
eu and suoh of the captured arms as
could he easily carried, all under :
charge »»f Lieutenant Williams, \tar
ine Corps, who desired to return.
of friendship The prisoners
twojquired to bury the Moros killed at
Pitacus. and medical assistance was
given the wounded,
Man,\ delegation« of Moron vielted !
camp during the day with assurance« |
"The prisoner« wer® held over night,
rot ihe effect it would have on other
Moron, and for that purpose we put
on a conical wall tent, with a strong
guard around it. niv intention being
lo release them in follow ing morning.
loua to our departure. A rain
a me up in the night, and in the
extreme darkness, four of them ®s
raped and four others were killed In,
attempting to escape. The rest were j
released the next morning after ta k- }
jing the oath of allegiance, by cutting aj
piece of bejuco (a kijid of vine».
HORSES SUNK IN BOO.
"The march was resumed, the trail.
«cross the Tarace river n«a» -
F'ort Pitacus, whence we soon fie-j
hoiirhe.l upon an extended alluvia'.!
flat, reaching some eight miles from '
the shore toward the hills, and abouti
three miles wide. For over half the
distance aero««, following a good trail.,
fair progress was made, but about j
the middle, it became boggy beyond;
fUjeription an»l continued so for about;
t H e-quarters of a'mile. Horses and]
mules wore helpless to move. All
hands were turned out. and with such 1
serabb.v brush and grass as could b® :
obtained, the trail was covered so that,
by lending the animal« along it they]
managed with difficulty to paas over
without their loads. It took five hour* 1
K» go this distance, as all the ani
mals had to be unloaded and their ear*
goes carried by the men.
"There were a few long-range shot«
fi»cd nt the rea.r of the column from
Tnrnct. but thereafter, white flags and
American flsgs were liberally din
ployed at various rancheriaa along the
line of march during the day."
"Passing Mjlunlu. a report ram® in
that th® Moms of Muut had congre
gated at a certain cotta to oppose »is.
bu» upon our arrival there was no
sign of hostility, although a shot or
two were f!re <1 at th® rear guard from
long »ange fiom a small cotta in the
vicinity, which was immediately taken
an«! destroye»i hv the rear guard.
"About I 1 * miles north of Ualama.
whoa# H»dtan came out. acted as a
guide for us for some distance, w®
came to « wall of earth which had
bn n constructed by Macui and Tar
se. Moros as an obstacle and for de
fen«e .'gain.*-! troops from the north,
eyletuling from the edge of the lake
up the h;ll some 4«M' yards ami acr «s
tb* «uily trail along the shore. At this
point, where the foothills are ve* >
broken »nd reach the water's e«lge. A
'few minutes with pick.ami shovel en
!abled the command to pass easily.
"Camp was made at Blutung, on the
only available apof near a small
stream, hut the side whs so swamp>
that it was necessary during the night
to remove animal« from the estab
lished picket Une* and lariat them
without regard to o»*der.
"At ihia jcamp ihe on& imum of chel«*^
era that resulted fatally during the ex- |
pedltlon occurred. i
"The next day, the seventh, we cams |
to the extensive flat, alluvial country
drained by the Kemayn river, and
made our way among the foothills
when possible, crossing the marshy
rice lands when necessary, coverlnf
trails with coruroy or with grass tn '
many places until by dint of extremely 1
hard work on the part of the men and :
animals from daylight on wc passed j
over the worst part of the road and
reached camp al Ragaan. about three I
miles from Madaya. some lime after
Idark. It was urgent that we should:
pass through this lioggj country he
j fore any rain fell, as 11 was evident
I that any delay would almost if not!
nulle, hopelessly swamp us. hortun-j
j ately the spring rains had not yet he-!
gun. and It wa* near the end of a very,
j late dry aeAaon
At Ragaan, Captain .lames A. Ryan.
16th Cavalry, with Troop C. that regi
ment. met and reported that all ar
rangements had been made for nur
rations and forage for the return trip.
1 had concluded io cross the Agus river
at Madaya and to return to Camp Vic
ars by the more favorable west shore
trail. A good ford. though rocky,
about four feet deep at the deepest
place, just below he origin of the
river, which was about 2<>0 yards wide
at this point, was use»! for the cavalry,
artillery and pack animals, while our
Morn vintas were used on the lake for
tie infantry, the field guns and the
baggage, and by noon on the eighth,
the command was in camp again at
"General Sumner met us at Mar
nhui. and after seeing the command j
safely over the Agus, left in a short
time for Pantar. The Sultan of Re
nta y n. who had not previously visited
anv - American camp or post, came in
with Amai-Manibilang of Maday, ac
companied by many dattos, including
Nusra. the pandita or imam, who is
at ihe head of the Mohammedan
church in laike l.anao. The Sultan of
Demayn expressed friendship for the
\mericans and reassured as to the
friendship of all the Moros of Baya
l»a»». over whom he is chief sultan.
"On the tenth, the return to Camp
Vicars was begun, and nothing of con
sequence occurred during the day's
march. Friendly Moros came out to
meet us along the route, and upon ar
il va I at Calahui. where we encamped.
Oat to Aliddau. with several of his peo
ple. visited me to pay their respects.
The following day we marched through
Calahui. Racolod. Pindalunan. Corum
atfiii and Madulliim along the shore.
Troop fi. under (lieutenant McCullough,
was sent along the hill trail to act as
a flanking party to the column. Be
tween Calahui and Racolod this troop
was fired upon by hostile Moros, nine
in number, said to have heen from
Plnr'aluman. five <»f whom were killed
and four wounded. Second Lieutenant
F. A Ruggles artd Sergeant Mohu were
si.gbtty wounded; otherwise the march
was without incident.
"The knowledge of the l^ake 1«anao
country obtained mi thi« expedition is
Heretofore the eastern part of Trfike
/« nn <
been almost absnluteh
pa go ten.
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