The page for Tuesday, April 9th says:
At office 6 A.M. Very dreary here to-day. Blue day. John Moore, dynamiter, calls for his a/c. Mr. D.C. Stapleton informs him in plain language that he is Governor of this property. Pays him in full with check. Gives him 24 hours to leave the property. And, if he again puts foot upon this place he will shoot him. Ought to send him to Esmeraldas in irons. Moore very saucy. D.C. Stapleton jumps from his desk. Expect a shooting affair. More goes down stairs bids his friends good-bye. I see him going away. Tough country - tough people - and the whole proposition an enigma to me. Much thought of Anna; and civilized people. Rain again - Two good days for mining and a cave on hand. Well, well. Boy very happy. Expects to beat me at pinochle. Does it too. Must pray for resignation. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- I don’t know what Mr. Moore did to earn Mr. Stapleton’s enmity. Mr. Moore’s wife died less than a week ago.