The page for Monday, February 4th says:
Arose 6 A.M. At work in office 7:15 A.M. Proved up more accounts Studied much on the books. At breakfast, Mrs. C.G.F talked over the mining situation thoroughly Thought if she were Mr. S. A. Coats it would be advisable to drop P. de. O. but it takes courage for one to do it. Boy worked on map 4 hours. At 6 P.M. no return of Messrs Stapleton and Francklyn from Boqueron. At 7 P.M. Mrs. C.G.F very nervous. Pompico (clerk) and I start out for Boqueron mine - such a night for me - not unusual for this country. Wet is not the word, Drenched, perspiration slipping into holes, logs and branches tripping one and quagmires. My guide who is a fast walker for these parts, hustled me I thought. When nearing Boqueron Mr. D.C.S. & C.G.F met us - coming home. Asked no questions about clean - up. A bath and rub down and to bed about 10 p.m. No cargo. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- S.A. Coats is really S.A. Coates.
- Suggestions that the mining business is not going well.