August 12, 1888, Sunday
Rained very hard all day — None of us went to church in the morning — except Joe — In the evening Father & I went to see Dr. Knight and to hear him preach – he is 82 years old and was one of the first ministers of the 2d Cong. church —
August 13, 1888, Monday
Very rainy & cold — Father had a very bad night — indigestion and although he went to mill in the forenoon — he remained home in the P.M. and went to bed — Went horseback riding in the P.M. (evening) The mill is nearly finished – Father has ordered a
2 60 hour Brown Engine made in Fitchburg.
August 14. 1888, Tuesday
Beautiful day — Father is perfectly well today — I returned to N.Y. at
7:20 met Arthur Warner at New Haven — Found everything all right at the store. Went with Arthur Warner & Clark to see the great spectacular play of “Nero on the fall of Rome” at Staten Island — it is certainly on a big scale about 1000 persons were on the stage — I did not go to Bath but stopped at the Metropolitan Hotel.
August 15. 1888, Wednesday
Beautiful day — Arthur Warner went west this A.M. at 9 o’clock. Father writes he has read Lynchs bill for brick work on raising the old mill and it is pretty steep — $4200 it seems very steep as all the brick work in the new mill was $8600 —
August 16, 1888, Thursday
Very hot, one of the worst days so far this summer — Father writes Curran of Curran Jones & Co. Boston — died Monday of Indigestion — he was only sick two days — 752 – 7″ are big sellers with us now and it is hard to get enough — price 82 1/2 & 85 — Business is very good — this is by far the biggest year we have ever had — it is hard to get goods enough.
August 17, 1888, Friday
Very hot — Father’s letter recd. this A.M. says that Mother & Queen left for Auburn yesterday to be gone a week or ten days. Came up on the 7:09 train — Took a bath last night just before returning. it was
very enjoyable —
[NewsClipping: The Leader of the Prty on Trusts.
When President Cleveland delivered his message, he had something to say to the American people about the danger of Trusts. I think there have since been no Democratic papers in the country, whether they understood the meand of the word or not, that have not be constantly warning the people a to the horrible danger of Trusts. Well I shal not discuss Trusts this afternoon.I shall not venture to say that they are altogether advantageouse or disadvantageous. They are largely private affairs, with which neither President Cleveland nor any private citizen has any particular right to interfere. — James G. Blaine, at Portland, August 15.]
August 18, 1888, Saturday
Beautiful day — Cool & nice — Tried to buy some red slippers forBelle but was not successful 5-1/2 A are hard to get — Came up from Bath Beach at 7:09
and went home on 2 o’clock train — Business still continues splendid — Went up to 42d St to take the 2 o’clock train and found Fannie Pearsons in the depot waiting for the 4 o’clock train as her trunk had not come so I waited over and we both went up on the 4 o’clock — Had a very pleasant time and she said she did to guess it was mutual —