The page for Saturday May 11th says:
At office 6 A.M. Eventful day of it. Gerald gets off with 3 pilots for cargoe canoes. Reaches Playa de Oro and returns with Mr. Matson. Mr. Matson's line is hydraulics. Canoe empty. Gerald says that he lost his trunk in an upset. 6 p.m. canoe arrives with Beef and Pork. Much excitement and buying. Mr Downey down from his camp. Says he has been ready since Tuesday last at breakfast time. Mr. Nugent had a sore foot and was not out for 3 days. Will have to handle the rackarock. Nugent does not know. Gerald and canoe pilot have an argument about being paid. They are angry because other men have gone down for our provisions. Expect to have trouble with them after they are paid off. River very high to-day. It went down quickly too. Had a walk down Jackson Ave with Addie in dreamland - Jim was studying at law. We go after him. Sent a letter to Jim to-day. Town all but deserted from 11 A.M. until 3 p.m. fearfully lonesome too. Said my stations and Rosary.
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Questions and comments:
- Jim is probably Jim Gormley.
- Addie is probably Adelaide Lauterbach, Anna’s sister.
- Jackson Avenue in Jersey City is now called Martin Luther King Drive
- Rackarock is an explosive, consisting of potassium chloride and nitrobenzene.