June 15. another. They were obliged toleave those cars, and the remainderdid not reach here until latein the evening. The Dr. steppedfrom the cars just before theystarted from Gattun, and Idid not see him again untilthe next train arrived. I wassome anxious for his safety, especiallywhen I heard of another accidentwhich occurred on ourtrain, but I found it was all unnecessary.A drunken man fellfrom the cars, and one of his legswas crashed. We went to the St.Nicholas Hotel and stopped forthe night. Here we found quitegood accomodations. Our sleepingJune 15. rooms were airy and cool,we had plenty of water, althoughit was warm, and I rested nicely.The charges were very high - 5dollars for one room, a dollarmeal. Some of our company didnot sleep at all, being disturbed bya lady who was intoxicated andvery noisy.June 16. Saturday. This morning we tooka delightful walk on Aspinwallbeach. The air was fresh and sweet,but the streets were very dirty. Weplucked some very fragrant flowersmuch resembling our morningglories, white and purple. Thesethe natives call rosa-lilies. Wegathered shells, etc. and saw
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