The page for Wednesday, January 16th says:
S.S. Manavi. McNulty came up last trip. Lost my rosary. Steamer trunk left behind. ticket No 963 Coffee at 6. breakfast at 10. lunch at 1 dinner at 6 tea at 8 oclock p.m. Hot and no crash suits - whew! 5 days in same clothing. Wrote to Agent at Panama to be left at Buenaventuras for Quito mail. Mr. Grunther of Hamburg leaves us tomorrow. Spanish Menu. I order what I think is Roast Beef - get Pork & Beans. I must get hold of a menu car - curio Boy grins, but at his Spanish - hunger will make one study. Tuesday p.m. Cable for trunk from No battle occurred as we were told to expect at Panama. Liberals & Revolutions in full strength Lived 15 days in rice in Buenaventuras. Lots of rumors - everything upset. Rice and beans a tropical standby. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view) Questions and comments:
- In 1901 a man named Günther discovered the ‘Hyla pseudopuma‘ or ‘Gunthers costa rican treefrog’, I have no idea if this is the right person, or if that was even Albert Günther. Note that Albert Günther lived in London, not Hamburg.
- The Manavi was built in 1885, and sunk in 1927 after being used for target practice.