Thursday, Feb 5, 1874- The weather is cold. Went over to the Third Avenue and got a bottle of "Barbera" for my lunch tomorrow. Looked at some paper for a back ground in my picture but could find none to suit. Eastman came down and staid a long time helping me with drawing my carpet in my picture. Called on Wilmurt and ordered a frame for it and paid him $100. Dined at Fijux's and went to the meeting of the committee on admissions at the Century. There were no vacancies and so we only organized and adjourned. The Salon has been decorated this summer and is in exquisite taste. Had an interesting converstation with Prof. Youmans, Thompson, Ward & Church of the galaxy until 11 o'clock when I came home.