The page for Thursday, April 4th says:
At office 5:45 A.M. Leave there 9:15 p.m. Mr. Stapleton, Mr. Moore and self talk over matters in general. Mr. Stapleton orders me to pay no attention to Mr. F.V. Morrell's letter - hence, no acknowledgment from me. Mr. Franklyn wrote to him. Said he was going direct to New York thence to England. Also he received a letter from Sir. Charles R. Hunter. Mr. Stapleton is to send Mr. A.L. Moore direct to New York via Tumaco. Asked me if I thought Mr. Jarris would do him the favor to cash a check - I said Yes. Mr. Stapleton is a diplomat of the first order. Does want to get a good yield from Quasam- ambi - then reach Quayaquil about in time for the Annual Meeting. C.G. Franklyn going to England to see Mr. Wm. Cunard and Archibald Coats, also see Mr. James Coats - the fathers of the two (boys). It certainly is getting interesting. My pay roll for March is in fair shape. Night men un-do the work by Mr. Stapleton during the day. The Moores acted queerly today when un-doing their bag - I wonder if the gold is being sent away. Rain.
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Questions and comments:
- Sir Charles R. Hunter and Stuart A. (Archibald?) Coats are investors in Playa de Oro Mining.
- This is the first mention of Mr. Cunard; there is a William Cunard (1825-1906) whose father, Samuel Cunard, founded the Cunard Shipping line.
- Also the first mention of Mr. Jarris