Potter, and the books � trashy ones sent into the
Picayune Office for review, most of them � are to
be sold by auction.) Haney is, I fancy, a
little more �cocky� and has more self conceit than
heretofore. Cahill is his man Friday. There�s
just the same clique-talk and word catching in
progress twixt the trio, (Eytinge forming the
third) that there used to be when Will Waud
was here. I feel very old listening to it.
Somebody from Boston called during my yester-
day�s absence, and left a letter. Andrew
promising to get my cuts done by the end of this
month. I know he won�t do it.
9. Monday. In doors drawing and writing
all day . Snowing heavily out o�doors. Wrote
to Dillon Mapother.
10. Tuesday. Down town. Looked in at
Masons and found the two brothers talking
with, or rather being talked to, by Oliver Dyer.
There he stood, with his thin, lank figure, his
false, servile, conceited face and red hair
discoursing with the air of a Sir Oracle � never during his life
having once suspected his own hopeless shallowness
and inferiority. The topic was abuse of the
press, and presumed contempt for its judgment.
Of course the Tribune came in for it, as
the Masons have a standing feud with Ripley
its critic, and Dana, next editor to Greeley,