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down the Tribune stairs.   He has the kindest face of any
man in New York.              An anecdote of O�Brien � characteris-
tic, too.  Talking with Sol Eytinge the other day O�B spoke
of Willis (N.P.) saying �He�s rather sick � I dined with him yes-
terday.�    Subsequently Sol met Aldrich (of the �Home Journal�)
who casually mentioned that he had on that same yesterday intro-
duced O�B to Willis!   Only a few common places passed!
  There may be a jolly row apropos of Mrs Allie �Eytinge.�
She and her chaste sister Josey have got the entree to the
Doesticks�.    As Sol illustrates Mort Thomson�s articles in Frank
Leslie�s paper, and as both live in Brooklyn, not far apart from
each other, Mort talked of inviting �Mrs�Allie; to avoid which
undesirable contingency Haney told him her real relations
with Sol.  This was some time ago, maybe two or three months.
How it fell out, who took the initiative, does not yet appear, but
on going their last Sunday � Saturday evening, rather � Haney
learnt that Allie and Josey were expected.    Moreover Mort�s good,
sweet, innocent little wife had actually visited that brace of strumpets
at Sol�s house!  Haney said he wasn�t on speaking terms with
Mrs �Eytinge� and proposed to clear our, but didn�t effect it before
the arrival of the visitors.   So he had to belie his recent assertion
by shaking hands with Allie!   Going to Parton�s he told them what had
happened.  Fanny knows all about Sol�s domestic relations (I sup-
pose Haney told Parton, and he told her) and declared that she
won�t visit the Thomson�s if these strumpets are liable to drop in,
when her daughters are there.   Quite right too, by Jove.  Fancy
that good, frank, honest-hearted Grace cheek by jowl with Allie
and Josey!   How Thomson can admit them to access to his wife
I can�t conceive.   His mother is old enough to take care of herself,               
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