A Boarding House Scandel.
16. Sunday. Jack Edwards and Haney
up, proposing a visit to the Staten Island
camps. Writing all the afternoon and evening.
Mac Cullough up, wanting me to write to Bob
Gun to urge his claims to the $50, borrowed
of him. This night, Geary and his daugh-
ter go off to Canada, on a singing excursion,
with Sam Cowell. The Tom Thumb engage-
ment hasn�t proved a success, and I do mightily
distrust the $60 weekly payment. Pollock, a
goodlooking counterjumper, as Griswold calls
him, of Canadian birth, picks up a fragment
of a letter to-day, in which his initial is taxed
with meeting Miss Mina Geary�s, �outside, every
day,� with the grammatical insinuation, �I�m
afraid it has gone too late,� by way of rider.
Pollock is exasperate thereon. Cahill suspected
little Boweryem of the authorship; as he confesses,
unjustly. I suspect Bitch Ham, possibly with
equal prejudice. Pollock and little Geary did
a deal of matutinal gushing, before the tenor
with the strabismic eye was up of mornings.
17. Monday. To the �Evening Post� office
and there, after considerable delay, got off to
Governor�s Island, going in the government row-
boat. Colonel Smith, the officer in command,
had just gone to New York, so after an inter-