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.
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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.