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	    Will Waud�s old Complaint.
talking of the money invested in the concert-saloons
as a claim to consideration in their behalf.         Miss
Alden is, as her name imports, a down-easter, and
looks like one.      Mrs. Chamberlain is, it appears,
a guest � one who doesn�t pay for her board.   She
was introduced by the Kinnes.     The Irishry con-
tinue as objectionable as ever.      Happily I have-
n�t a word to say to anybody in the house, bar-
ring Mrs. B. Cahill, Boweryem, Softly and
occasionally Jewett.  I�m friendly enough with
Phillips and Griswold, too, but see little of them.
  Ours is decidedly a good low boarding-house.
If we could get a burglar or two as inmates, we
might be complete and comfortable.
  10.  Friday.   A beastly, drizzly, muddy, slop-
py day.   Down-town by 5, looked into �Sunday
Times� office, read proof.    At F. Leslie�s saw
J. Wood, who told me that William Waud had
been discharged by Leslie in consequence of his
idleness.    �He never did more than two days work
a week,� said John Angell.       �He had two or three
warnings, and then Leslie had to sack him.     He
gives him outside work, now, out of goodnature; it
might be done in the office and the expense spared.�
(When W. W. was in Charleston I don�t think he
did more than two days work in as many weeks.)
Up town.   Cahill deplorably drunk at the dinner               
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