times before I got paid $5, and when I did, I had a
bad fifty cent piece put upon me! My business to day was
to change it.) Talk and cigar with Nordhoff, Bonner busy
as usual, on Mondays � going-to-press day. Saw him for a
few minutes. To Pic Office. Return. Phonography. Wrote
to George Bolton in the afternoon. Phonography and overhaul-
ing story at night. A good day�s work. Out with Rawson
and Leslie to Honey�s for a rarebit and ale. Cahill was there
at the centre tale with Darcy, Watson, Hawthorne and Da-
venport, the actor.
20. Tuesday. Rain. Harpers�, Pic and Post Office &c.
Return up town by 12. Found Cahill at Honey�s, in company
with Watson. The latter is a very short man, even to diminuti-
veess, has a most unhealthy town-bred pallor of complexion, a
rather longish chin, and is altogether a most unpleasant looking
little scrub. Phonography & chores � plenty of �em.
21. Wednesday. Drawing on wood. Phonography &c
Down town at 5 1/2, the rain leaving off and sun coming out.
Leslie�s, Pick & Ross & Tousey�s. At night to Lexington Ave-
nue in compliance with a note from Mrs Levison, which I
got yesterday stating that she �needed the advise of a disin-
terested friend.� Found her in a neatly furnished back
parlor, with her younger sister. Let her talk. T�was all
about �Nic-nax� with discursive remarks on the Picayune.
The woman is full of mean suspicions of Haney. When
The �Nic-nax� was started Levison furnished capital,
and undertook for his share of the labor the business part,
buying paper, seeing to printing, keeping books &c, while Haney
agreed to devote his whole time to the editorship. Profits