Excitement in New York City.
As I told Dana, they have found out the right
title for Morgan; if ever there were a fool, and
one meriting the prefix of �the theological equiva-
lent for very� before the Solomonic appellation,
he was one. A jerky-minded offensive ass;
one could have predicted what must be his end,
some day. I did paragraph 2, of course.
13. Saturday. Drawing till 4 � then
down-town. Dropped in at the arms-dep�t;
Lindsay at Newhaven. Crowds round the
bulletin boards at the �Times� and �Tribune�
offices; a telegram up announcing Fort Sum-
ter in flames, Anderson supposed to be capit-
ulating, a good deal of excitement. (I had
got an e a �Post� and read particulars,
coming down-town.) To Haney�s office,
saw him. Learning that the �Illustrated
N.Y. News� folks wanted soe more of my
Charleston photographs, I went there and
found only Alf Waud, at work, in big
boots worn knee-high, outside his trousers.
He began to talk objurgation of Nast, pro-
posing to caricature him as Sol Ey-
tinge�s dog.x Nast, it appears, is a very
cocky and captious little begger in the of-
fice; he comes there very early in the morn-
x See 110-11.