her immolation but she stands it. The old
woman, Mrs C toadies Mrs G. as only an old Irish-
woman can. And, verily, she has her reward!
As have all of them. Mrs G. boast privately of
these railroad trips �not costing much� as she has es-
tablished a flirtation with one of the conductors on the
line. This man convoyed her to the house this last
time. She told the steward of the vessel, on her sea-
voyage, that she was going down south to look for a
husband � could he recommend her to one? The man
said he had a wife already. Also she put Miss Cooper
to the blush by nearly going through the entire bill of
fare, at a hotel, her appetite not being at all deterio-
rated by her sickness, whatever its� nature. When
they took a carriage airing Lucia was stuck in the ser-
vants place, sans parasol, in the burning sun and
so came back tanned.
15. Friday. Out, early, hither and thither, return,
phonography, writing &c. Down town in the afternoon,
to Omnibus, Pic Offices &c Looked in and saw Mc
Elrath at Century Office. At Crook and Duff�s
with Bob Gun, he wanting to know if I�d like to be-
come a proprietor of the Picayune? Not I. Bel-
lew after three years persistence, has got quite tired
of drawing for nothing, and just now, has profitable
employment for all his time. Hence the paper has
no original drawings; all transfers and old cuts.
Gave Gun a tariff at what I�d supply drawings for.