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  29.  Wednesday.  [Phonography] and writing.  To the
World Office in the afternoon, but Stedman had
left for the day.         Up-town, met Phillips (of the
Ill. News) who spake of A. Waud�s conversational
Ruffianism, and who in speaking of the murderer
Hicks, concluded with this gentle sentiment: �I swear
to the Holy Ghost, I wouldn�t lift a little finger to
save him from Eternal Torment!�            The mouth
is a little member that speaketh great things.           A
brief letter from Bob Gun, dated Madderty, by
Creiff, Scotland.           Arrived three weeks ago �
revivals in progress � paternal prayer meetings �
going to London in a day or two � will write
again.          Writing all the evening till 10 �.
  30.  Thursday.  To World Office, saw Sted-
man, Croly (�City editor) and Meyers; agreed
to come on Monday.     At the Courier office, saw
Smith.      Up-town.  Writing throughout the afternoon.
Going into Shepherd�s room after supper, I found
young Frank Wood there.    With his hair parted in
the middle and worn rather longer than is common,
and drest in fashionable clothes, he yet looked
raw and ungraceful, long and coarse, a bad
imitation of a swell and man about town.  At
Shepherd�s invitation we went out together, to a
saloon at the rear of Niblo�s, there to partake of
punch of some special construction.   The talk of               
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