The page for Saturday, March 2nd says:
At office 5:40 A.M. 1st pay day. Company a monarchy - issues features only good in store. Mr. Stapleton very thorough tactician. Characters insulting when not allowed to overdraw. Left at 7:30 p.m. Tired out. Dance up the line. Shrieks of ingratitude of N.Y. Office. Sun hot to-day. Temperature from 1 to 4 p.m. 84° to 92°. Want to help Mr. D.C.S. Really nervvy from over anxiety Indians speak a Chichira patois. The rest Spanish. Names become more easy after a while. Surely much great adaptability required here for an office man. Glad to go to bed. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- I couldn’t find a reference to “Chichira” referring to Ecuador or South American Indians. It is possible that I have transcribed it incorrectly, but I don’t see a better way to spell it.
- In December of 1901, D.C Stapleton will be arrested and charged with counterfeiting, because the Playa de Oro company refused to pay their employees in anything but aluminum checks.