The page for Wednesday, April 10th says:
At office 6 A.M. Beautiful sunrise. Fixed up the balances for the laborers a/cs. Read Anna's and sisters letters from home - much consolation from them. Boy helping me in the office. Men slowly going up to repair the cave in Tunnel No 3. Mr. Stapleton a queer dick - I guess it is because of his suffering from biliousness. Much talk about the P. de O. affairs. Manuel Echeverria, cook, his brother and cousin and another leave her June 15 for the interior. Boy shot a nice bird to secure the wings. Food getting scarce. Thing of the watchman carrying a lantern and Junior having to show him how to load his revolver. 5 chamber and only 1 bullet in it at that. It was 2 chambers away from the hammer. We have a 9 ft. snake skin - saw it taken from the snake. Will give it to St. Patrick's Club. Snake was not entirely dead : Men that took off the skin are sure to bury its fangs because if one should step upon them - they poison just the same. Men had it lassoed when they brought it to me for sale.
Questions and comments:
- Yesterday was “dreary all day”; today had a “beautiful sunrise”