26. Thursday. To Era with
article. With Tracy. A. G. told
me somebody had gone for copy to
my room at hotel. Arrival of A. C.
Gave him M. S. S. To hotel &c
after reading papers. Went to Era
again at 3 1/2 - article set up in
smaller type than former. A hunt
of mine as to the probable reason. Exit.
At work for to-morrows mail in
Room; hard. Heard bacchanal
row proceeding from Bulkeleys; the
two Hills� there, singing, laughing
&c. A. C. repeating the inevitable
Ritual of the Order of Initiation of the
Sons of Malta. Presently
a visit on the part of A. C. and Bulk-
ley, with whiskey. An explanation
about the small-type business. Irrup-
tion of Ripley, not sober, and Schell.
Up and down, sometimes in Hayes�
room, or in Ripley�s. Ripley dic-
tating to Schell. A heavy night�s