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

August 30th, 1901

The page for Friday, August 30th says:

Go to Mass at Cathedral at Panama.
Hear traditional story of French's Hotel.
See the town. Gold hidden by Sisters of Charity.
Sucres worth 47c each - Only get 46c.

Met Searus, Worthley. Reynolds enroute
to Quayaquil at American Exchange
Hotel.
Downey gives me $65. Gold. He dines
at English Nellies.

J.P. McDonald to 35 Nassau St. -
gives letter to Dennis T. Ryan - signed
by Hanks.
Bed at 8 P.M.

Learn of barbarous treatment of war prisoners
in Shaun's era. They were placed in vaults
and locked in - tide came in - drowned like rats.
Walked over these cells. Saw Llama grazing
on grass - Lean that if burial rent is not paid
bones are taken from the graves and cast in a
pile. Was told to go and get a skull.
Rainy season in Panama.
Visit American Consul. U.S. Passport not a
sufficient transport out of town. Stamps costs.
4 Colombian dollars each equal to $1.00

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

Questions and comments:

  • This is the first mention of Searus (sp?), Worthley, Reynolds, McDonald and Ryan.
  • I couldn’t find anything about the “Sisters of Charity” and hidden gold.
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