Sunday, Jan 2, 1881 John McEntee came with his team and took Maurice, Oscar and me for a ride to Kingston, out to Flat-bush, around by Charlie Livingstons and across to the Saugerties road. Columbus Van Deusen was buried today. Wrote to Gussie in answer to her letter. There was a large fire in Kingston tonight. Old Military Hall and two other buildings burned in N. Front St. and two firemen lost their lives. No water and fortunately no wind. Zero this evening.