the afternoon, met Perkins returning.
Bellew up in Gun�s room in the evening, with
Cahill, who is almost always there nocturnally
now. His landlady has paid me another visit
with the inevitable exposure of all sort of half-lies
and whole ones he has put off upon the woman.
He owes her $22 or more, didn�t pay her on
his return after domestication with me: indeed his
stories are utterly unreliable and mendacious. He
lives about, anywhere, feeds down town at restau-
rants, sleeps at the �Smithsonian� at a cost of
25 cents per night; one night (Tuesday) sharing
Bob Gun�s bed, another occupying the editorial
chair in the Pic Office. The Hillards up
to see me, this evening, bringing an acquaintance,
one Nichols who had known both Yewel and How-
land in Paris, from which he has comparatively
recently returned. The two Artists work hard,
have been hard-up and Howland is �accommodated�
in Bardolphia phrase with a grisette. Of Yewell�s
little domestic arrangement, Nichols knew nothing.
I had some claret and whisky, so we drank, smo
ked and talked.
26. Friday. Down town, to Carrington�s, Cen-
tury &c. Drawing till 8: Haney coming at
6, taking ta with us, subsequently in my room
with Morris and Billington. Latter is a young
man who has done some exceedingly weak piddlings