for it�s diminutive size.� Thus and more Alf Waud.
He has done right and well in sending money to his mother.
There is also, on the margin of the letter a sketch of a pe-
culiarly bedraggled and wretched-looking rooster with Sol�s head
on it.) Down town. Evening drawing till midnight.
15. Thursday. Down town in the afternoon. In the eve-
ning with Mrs Church to Mozart Hall to hear Chapin lecture.
16. Friday. Down town, to Harper�s, Leslie�s, Post Office
&c. Return. To Bellew�s at sunset. Phonography at night.
17. Saturday. Down town all the forenoon and longer,
worrying about getting money. Missed Bonner again. To Pic,
Leslie�s & Post Offices. Return. Chores and Phonography
at night � all the day wasted beside. Characteristic
anecdote of old Patten. He took Miss Cooper and Mrs Church
last night to hear Cora Hatch � a Spiritualist Medium �� a
woman whom he�s fond of hearing � saying that her language
is the �most beautiful� he ever head and that �she gets off
a prayer as smooth as oil�! The woman wears her long flax-
en hair about her ears, has photographs of herself in Broad-
way and is � of course � a New Englander. Her husband
exhibits for at fifteen cents a head. The husbands of these
women must be nice men � particularly so. Well, the audience
were requested to select a subject and som^|e|body nominated
Patten as one of a committee of three to decide. They suggest-
Ed �Miracles�. On stating this, it appeared that the Hatch
had lectured repeatedly on the subject, so �twas overruled
by the audience, in which old Patten got savage. He denoun-
ced the whole thing as a humbug, said the audience were �pac-