Saturday, Dec 22, 1883 Walked down Broadway to find a traveling hat. Painted on my figure and came home by 4.50 W. S. train. The Pa. rail road station was crowded with people and our train was late and very crowded. The night was bitterly cold. Had a little discussion with the conductor on ventilation. He was going to shut all the ventilators against which I protested, told him if he did I would open my window. We compromised on leaving some of them open. He gave me an impertinent answer when I asked him at first to open some of the ventilators. Glad enough not to have to cross the Rhinebeck ferry this bitter night. Tom met me with the sleigh.