Friday, Nov 19, 1886 Went down town and attended to various things, among others saw Ike North and talked with him about Chester St. He finally agreed with me that I might as well go ahead and if any one raised objections then I might get a city ordinance authorising the grading. Charley McEntee left with the 12.50 train intending to stop over at Clarks mills to see Thomas. I drove him up to the station. I think he left somewhat disappointed with his matrimonial ventures. When I returned we shut up the parlor and built a fire in the sitting room as it is cold and windy and we could not keep comfortable in the big room. I have been reading Dr. Taylors book on Hernia and am greatly interested in his plan of self treatment which seems most sensible and begin at once the treatment. I wish I had known of it years ago.