and other loafing anent which
non mi recordo.
4. Wednesday. Ripley up.
To levee � cold, raw morning �
and boarded Honduras � nothing
worth going for. Back to Ripley.
At work hard and hurriedly till
3 P. M. then with Ripley to Em-
pire City, which was expected to start
at 4. Finishing matters in cabin
amid crowd. Ripley off � Schell came.
With him awhile, then off to Southern
Restaurant by the windy, stormy le-
vee, the river swollen, tossing and
turbid. Up in B. Hills room
in the evening, where was a fire,
dictating to and helping him in his
letter. Visitors and whiskey-
5. Thursday. Loafing in va-
rious ways. At the Delta office,
Wilbel�s, the Southern, the St Charles.