Diary 63-07: July, 1888 - preliminary transcript

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55 stopping for lunch - Evening about town a little but went to bed at John Wolmering's lodging house at 10:30, tired -- Sent a postal card to wife by train this evening, telling her where I am, etc -- Carson is looking beautifully at present, Capitol Square especially, with luxuriant trees, shrubbery flowers, etc -- One big picnic ground -- Capitol Square the most beautiful spot of its size in the State of Nevada --

Return from Carson Mrs DP Bowers US Marshal Kelly's sudden death

Sunday July 1

Clear warm and pleasant -- started in again at Controllers at 10 AM & worked very diligently without cessation till 6 PM -- Slept at Wolmerings again at 11 --

Monday July 2

Same -- Commenced again at 10 and at 4:30 got through -- left on 5:10 PM local train for Va, arr at 7 -- good dinner -- Went to Opera House -- About 2/3 of a house -- Very good entertainment -- Mrs Bowers seems as good as she was a dozen years ago when she was here last -- Bed at 1 -- US Marshal Thos E Kelly died suddenly at noon at his house on a street from heart disease -- About 50 years old -- Wife died of same disease a few weeks ago -- Leave 6 children, youngest about 4 --

Pete Smith's Policy Delivered Fourth of July Celebration

Tuesday July 3

Same - AM busy at room -- PM about town - Evening ditto - Pete Smith received his

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56 money on that receipt all right from Chicago day before yesterday, and today I delivered him his policy and received $21 -- Bed 1 --

Wednesday July 4

Same -- Odd Fellows picnic left at 8 AM for Treadways Park, Carson -- 10 cars well filled -- Took on 4 or 4 more at Gold Hill -- Reno Guard came on a special train at 10, quite a number of others from Reno & Carson -- Town full of people -- Procession moved at 11 out on B st & back on C, Nationals, Emmetts, & Reno Guard, Liberty Hose & Engine Cos Gold Hill -- Divide Hose Co & Paid Fire Dept Car of State, Ship of State & 1/2 doz carriages -- Very fine what there was of it -- Exercises at Opera

"Yuba Dam" Wife in Va

House -- Bob Lindsay orator of the day -- I was about town -- Evening at room --Bed 12 -- Rear of procession was packed mule, a la 49, labelled "Yuba Dam" -- with Charley Sullivan & Jack Currie on foot as old '49 miners -- mule packed with cooking utensils, camp equipage -- mining tools, etc --

Thursday July 5

Same -- About -- Bed 12 -- warm day 78º in shade --

Friday July 6

Same -- 76 -- Wife came on morning train at 12 N -- Room went out to lunch -- PM busy at room, helping me fix up my statistical figures -- Evening ditto -- Bed at 10 --

Wife in Va Long days work Hot Dockstader's Minstrels

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57 Saturday July 7

Same -- Wife & I worked hard at room on statistical figuring all day -- merely going out to dine -- Bed at 10 --

Sunday July 8

Same -- Worked same -- Evening ditto -- wife bed 10 -- I sat up working all night -- considering that we started in at 7 this morning, I made a long day of it --

Monday July 9

Clear & hot -- 78º -- Saw wife off on morning train at 7:20 for Reno -- Slept from 9 to 12 -- washed shaved etc & PM finished writing up my remarks to go with my report -- Now have to copy them off -- 9 pages -- Evening Opera House -- Lockstader's Ministrels -- Crowded house -- Pretty good -- also oppressively hot -- Home at 12 -- Worked all night --

Tuesday July 10

AM clear & hot -- PM cloudy, with a few sprinkles of rain in the evening -- finished

My big Mining Report one & delivered 2 at Carson "The Cattle King"

copying the narrative of my report just in time to take the morning train for Carson -- Called on Garrard at the Mint short time -- Went to State Capitol & about town & at 3:30 PM was at the Mint again -- Delivered to Gerrard my completed report filing bill for $250 -- It will leave for Washington tomorrow -- Home on evening train -- Soon went to theater & saw play of "The Cattle King" -- Blood & thunder

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58 border equestrian drama of 5 acts -- Very good -- 2 fine trained horses and a jackass on the stage -- James H [illegible] in the title role -- Bed at 2 very tired - Good house at theater --

Correction to Report Garrard

Wednesday July 11

Cloudy -- AM straightened up things at home -- PM rode on bus to GH & back -- attended meeting Centennial Trustees -- levied another assessment of 3 cts a share on the Centennial -- Evening about town short time -- room -- got to overhauling my copy on Ass'ts and [illegible] & found had made bad job of report in that respect -- Slept 2 hours in my clothes, on bed then rose & worked rest of night on new table of ass'ts & [illegible]

Thursday July 12

Clear & pleasant -- Got my asst & [illegible] statement completed in good form & tried to make morning train for Carson -- got left -- telegraphed to Garrard & he replied that he would hold report for me till tomorrow for correction -- About town -- Evening

My Comstock Report off for Washington The Old Pioneer Record Book Ba Mayor

ditto -- Bed at 1 -- worn out --

Friday July 13

Same -- Morning train to Carson -- Went to Mint, corrected and fixed up my Comstock report all right and it was forwarded for Washington by this evening's mail -- Was

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59 about town some with John Allen et al -- Home on evening train - Bed 12 -- Today I took with me and delivered to the Pioneer cabinet in Carson the old big book of Constitution & By Laws and autographic list of members from commencement -- also my pamphlet pasted into it, etc -- It forms a pretty good history of the Society & will remain so --

The Comstock Scenorama

Saturday July 14

Clear & warm -- 80º -- Slept till 10 AM -- PM was at Jack Long's -- Lower Gold Hill -- Borrowed $10 from him -- Evening at Opera House to Scenoramic show & lecture -- good house -- good show -- Bed at 2

Sunday July 15

Same - 83 - ((next few lines erased)) Was not on the street at all today -- Evening ditto -- Bed at 12 --

Long letter to wife Hot Weather Miles Finlen's trial From wife

Monday July 16

AM clear & hot -- 84º -- PM clouded up with a few light sprinkles of rain toward sunset & some thunder & lightning -- Felt much better today --Evening at home & wrote one of my longest letters to wife -- Bed at 4 --

Tuesday July 17

Same, AM & PM - Busy about home most of the day -- 2nd day of Miles Finlen's trial for

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