Life in New Orleans.
that women are better for not bein conven-
tionally �virtuous�; that their knowledge is in-
creased and their mission fulfilled by their
being inducted into debauchery. �Evil be then
my good,� seems to be the motto of these elegant
Lotharios. x x Shepherd finds only infinite
drollery and fun in this pitiable proceeding.
x x x I gave a little oyster-supper at
Blankman�s boarding-house, last night, and
entertained the guests with a detailed account
of his defeat and inglorious departure. He
gives out that you twisted and dislocated
his arm, but that it is well now, and by
�� he�ll cut your throat!�
6. Friday. Up, not too early. Ripley,
Schell and A. G. Hills in consecutively.
In rotunda. Expectations of a movement
with Weitzel, Augur and others. With Ripley
to the post-office; got papers. Back. With
Crane to the Sanitary Commission warehouse.
Back to the hotel. In his room, my own
and Hamilton�s. In rotunda, in parlor
with Ripley and Schell. Dined at the St
Charles with Ripley. Talk with Campbell, a
bitterly Secesh head-waiter, who was de-
lighted with an English �Examiner� which, I
[unclear word] and disturbed by the fact of my being
a Tribune man. Loafing. In Hayes�