The page for Monday, April 8th says:
At office 6 A.M. Mr. A.L. Moore and son left here to-day. Learn they are at Playa de Oro for the night. Mr. A.L. Moore told me Mr. D.C. Stapleton offered him possession of the property at he refused it. He was talking until 12 p.m. last night with D.C. Stapleton. Rain 2 inches in four hours to-day. To-night the watchman asked for a Rosary. I age him one. He is afraid of bombs being placed under the office. For the first time he showed me that he is carrying a revolver. Malo - mucho mail - says he. No money here - no food - nice position for us to be in. The cave at No 3 tunnel is supposed to be the work of enemies. Boy very cheery all day. Claire Moore's appetite the talk of the camp. Mr. D.C. Stapleton also told me he had offered possession of the property to Mr. A.L. Moore but he had refused to take it. Strange to get two sides of a story and have them agree. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- Things appear to be dicey – no food, no money.
- Who are the “enemies” ?
- “Possession of the property” – I’m not sure what that means. To be the boss?