Alf Waud arrested in mistake for Bill!
ning presided at the piano. How well I remem-
ber little Whytal�s enthusiastic applause and
his zeal in uncorking a porter-bottle subsequently;
when we went behind the scenes. In the par-
lor till 11; writing to Heylyn afterwards.
7. Friday. Down-town. Met Clarence Ey-
tinge who said that Alf Waud had got into
trouble at or near Washington, having been arrested
by some troops in the service of the government,
on suspicion of being a spy! They had heard
of Bill�s enlistment in the Southern army,
and confounded the identity of the brothers. Alf
obtained his liberty, after some bother. I wonder
if this little incident wont abate some of his
surplus animosity against t�other side!
Clarence has been at some meeting, in common
with O�Brien, Sears, Mullen and others of
that kidney, anent going to the Wars � all pro-
fessing to be anxious to do it � as officers.
O�Brien (who was so drunk during a parade
at Washington, as to oblige his commanding of-
ficer to order a man to conduct him to his
tentx) expects a captaincy. He, O�B. has �jerk-
ked his little editorials and poems,� as the Bo-
x Burger (our ex-boarder) told Cahill this.