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New York, Oct 10th 1885.


nice Comp. together, at 11.14 A.M. we feel the Hellgate explosion at Flood rock, at 11.30 A.M. Rev. father McKinnon marries Chas. H. Steinway and Marie Mertens. We all proceed to Heims, jolly wedding, I make all the speeches, til 4 P.M. then rush to the store, make contract with Henry E. Abbey, at 6 P.M. to Astoria, Flushing Ave. meeting, home at 11 PM

Oct 11th Sunday.

Grand Levee at store, at 1 P.M. to Oscar Lang, to dinner there, spend afternoon, to Strohm, then to Fritz Steins, who has been sick with a fistula for 5 weeks, then back to Langs, home at 11 P.M. via Brooklyn bridge

Oct 12th Monday.

Excessively busy all day, work at store til 11 P.M. Danl E. Bandmann called, also Judge V. Brunt

Oct 13 Tuesd.

Very busy, both Tretbar & Chas. still being away Take a walk to Wash. Park & looking at Broadway Rail Road after supper by horse cars up 3d Ave. walk from 50th str. to L.K. preside, meet Atty General of the state there.

Oct 14 Wed.

Very busy, in eve'g to Thalia Theatre with George having invited all the Lang & Ranft family to Bettelstudent. Afterwards take beer & Oysters at Cafè Lageling

Oct 15th Thursd.

Hounded to death almost at Bk Metr. at 4 P.M. Park Com. McLean takes me to Democratic Headquarters at Hoffmann House, Judge Alton B. Parker, Wm. L. Muller Robt A. Maxwell receive me and urge me to go with the latter to Washington and see Pres. Cleveland and Secr. Manning on the Ottendorfer imbroglio who opposes the nomination of David B. Hill, I promise to go tomorrow. In eve'g at L.K. take supper with my George, preside at Vorstandssitzung, go home at 12 oclock, George to Thalia Theatre