The page for Tuesday, February 12th says:
Heard the 5 o'clock bell. Raining. At work 7:30 Charged up a/cs. Only one month OK. (October) puzzled - i.e pay-roll. Left 1 p.m. for Quasamambi. reached bulkhead at 2:15 tired. Met a boy. He brought me back to Quasamambi. Saw 9 in and 5 in monitor at work - grand sight - fascinating too. Mr. Stapleton can hold McK until next mail - then ? Offered hit $1000 to stay until Oct 1, 1901. Came back with Mr. Stapleton. He is like an antelope walking rocks. Good bath - feel better. Clean-up tomorrow. Swansborough had left mine in bad shape. Many enquiries as to Mr. Stapleton's departure. Natives think he is going on a/c of Mr. Franklyn's leaving here some 3 years ago with him. Sincere sorry too, at the thought of it. Last Sunday, more Playadorians came up to find out. Truly has Mr. Stapleton simplified methods here for businesslike operations. Mines can be made pay is same system will be carried on. Rain normal. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- Thomas Swansborough was mentioned on Jan 20th, a miner who worked for Playa de Oro.