Will Waud�s old Complaint.
talking of the money invested in the concert-saloons
as a claim to consideration in their behalf. Miss
Alden is, as her name imports, a down-easter, and
looks like one. Mrs. Chamberlain is, it appears,
a guest � one who doesn�t pay for her board. She
was introduced by the Kinnes. The Irishry con-
tinue as objectionable as ever. Happily I have-
n�t a word to say to anybody in the house, bar-
ring Mrs. B. Cahill, Boweryem, Softly and
occasionally Jewett. I�m friendly enough with
Phillips and Griswold, too, but see little of them.
Ours is decidedly a good low boarding-house.
If we could get a burglar or two as inmates, we
might be complete and comfortable.
10. Friday. A beastly, drizzly, muddy, slop-
py day. Down-town by 5, looked into �Sunday
Times� office, read proof. At F. Leslie�s saw
J. Wood, who told me that William Waud had
been discharged by Leslie in consequence of his
idleness. �He never did more than two days work
a week,� said John Angell. �He had two or three
warnings, and then Leslie had to sack him. He
gives him outside work, now, out of goodnature; it
might be done in the office and the expense spared.�
(When W. W. was in Charleston I don�t think he
did more than two days work in as many weeks.)
Up town. Cahill deplorably drunk at the dinner