Mrs. Bellew on Clapp and O�Brien.
view of life and overrates his abilities
which (if he continue in this course) will hardly
elevate him above the Sunday paper level.
Spends his Saturday nights in a brothel, reports
Cahill, and has breakfast and newspapers served
to him in bed of a morning. In doors
till 5, then to 16th street, supped with Haney,
saw him off to Fanny�s, then to Bellew�s.
There till 11. Bellew wasn�t at home on my
calling; sat and talked for half an hour with
Mrs. B and little Allie. The child dislikes
Frank Wood, won�t go near him. O�Brien had
recently called. Mrs. B spoke of the great change
for the worse that has taken place in his man-
ners, since his advent in this country. Says, too,
that Clapp tries to imitate North, as a con-
versationist. Mrs. B admired North. Indeed
he was much more likeable than O�Brien or
Clapp. The latter�s passion for �Ada Clare�
seems generally known and smiled at. She,
�Getty Gay� and other Unfortunate Literary Fema-
les go down to Pfaffs with the men, sitting
at the sacred round table, in the cellar &c.
�Ada Clare� sticks out everywhere in the columns
of the �Saturday Press�; she writes articles and the
others praise them. This week she talks about
�women�s wombs being dragged out of shape by