At the Theatre.
joining us there, the latter worried and ner-
vous. In the evening to the theatre, the Va-
rieties, to which Thorpe had given us tickets.
The audience was partly military, partly civil,
not very many women being present. They play-
ed Tobin�s Honeymoon and the Statestruck tai-
lor. The prima donna was a good looking En-
glishwoman, a Mrs Gladstone. Gen. Butler
occupied one of the boxes with some officers of
his staff, his appearance eliciting a round of
applause. (He was far from unpopular among
the poorer classes in New Orleans, whom he had
set to work and relieved from the misery brought
upon them by Secession.) Also Gen. Hamilton
Shaw, Burt, Herbert and Judge Peabody
were present � indeed everybody of note, ex-
cepting Banks. Hamilton wore his Briga-
dier General�s uniform but didn�t look well
in it. We of the press knowing everybody, get-
ting nods and forming a little free and easy
chaffy party got rather looked at by the audience
in the easy intervals between the performance.
Oysters with Howell and Schell afterwards.
To bed by 12 1/2 after half an hours loafing
in the Rotunda of the St Charles. In many re-
pects this period of my life reminded me of
my experience at Charleston in Secession-time;
the associations were not very dissimilar.