The story of Nathaniel McHorney's 1901 trip to Ecuador.

August 23rd, 1901

The page for Friday, August 23nd says:

Hear Mass to-day.
On board S.S. Manair.
Yes, truly, we are steerage.
Doing favors for others in Esmeraldas
causes me much work.
Attended Mass with Mr. Downey
today.
Meet with many whom dislike D.C.S.
Owes Schoenaman $1000.75
Mr. Dumarast gives me gold dust to
carry to New York to his brother.
Am pleased with respect and faith
shown in me.
I did very little talking along
the line. Arrive at Tumaco. Aug 24/10 A.M.
Mr Arizala says it is a botched
affair.

All night lay off Morrow Isle with
guns trained, and camp fires burning on shore.

War on - Could not have come through
frontier lines if we had tried to come via
Tumaco. Wm Jarvis not allowed to leave shore
to visit ship.

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)

Questions and comments:

  • The Thousand Days’ War is ongoing in Columbia.
  • Mr.¬†Arizala was mentioned on Jan 20 (in Tumaco) and Feb 14th (at Playa de Oro)
  • Nathaniel encountered Wm Jarvis in Tumaco on the way down, and mentioned him on Jan 20th.
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