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Text for Page 022 [03-12-1861]

       Yewel and Howland.    Cobb in Office.
to Carlyle disclaiming the responsibility of the pic-
ture, which is justly commented on.

[newspaper clipping]
  Young YEWEL, a pupil of HICKS and of
COUTOUR, is gaining much reputation for his
admirable copies of ROSA BONHEUR, his orders
for these giving him, in truth, less opportunity
for attention to original study than is advisable

[newspaper clipping]
  HOWLAND is just completing a large picture
to be called �The Prisoners.�  It is an Eastern
scene of Asiatic pirates bringing in a boat load
of prisoners and booty, the gay costumes of the
different figures making altogether a brilliant
pile of color.  It is showy painting, more than
ordinarily fierce in color and conception.

[Gunn�s diary continued]
		Items about old acquaint-
		tances, from a Paris letter
		In yesterday�s �N. Y.

  13.  Wednesday.   In doors all the raw, dull,
rainy day, drawing a little, writing more, ex-
cept when I went out as far as Broadway to get
a copy of the �Post� with my letter in.        I for-
got to put down that Mc. Culloch, the printer,
called, yesterday afternoon.

[newspaper clipping]
clip the following paragraph from the Rochester
  Gen. Cameron has appointed, as his chief clerk,
M. H. Cobb, esq., formerly of Tioga county, Penn-
sylvania.  This is an eminently satisfactory appoint-
ment, and will give great satisfaction to the nume-
rous friends of Mr. Cobb in the Keystone state.
Mr. Cobb for several years edited, with great ability,
the Tioga Agitator.  He was subsequently attached
to the Harrisburg Telegraph, and since the establish-
ment of the New York World he has been in its edi-
torial staff.  Few are better qualified for the position
to which he has been elevated.
  We most heartily indorse the last sentence quoted.
In this case an honorable appointment has fallen,
unsolicited, to a man of thorough talents and indus-
try, and of that unselfish integrity which commands
the respect of all who observe it.  Mr. Cobb will, for
a time, discharge the duties of the disbursing clerk,
the present chief clerk, Mr. Potts, being temporarily

[Gunn�s diary continued]
		(Extract from to-day�s �World.�
		Heartily glad of it.
		A good, kind, sensible,
		hard-working fellow;
		infinitely the best man
		among the editorial corps
		of the �World,� where
		there are not too many
		of that kidney.

  14.  Thursday.  Winter again, snow falling               
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