Friday, Mar 14, 1884 Rain and wind and the worst of days. Went up to the Century at 1 and got my lunch when Fitch and I went to work putting up my sketches and studies. They made quite an imposing effect. There were 124 in all. Today drew in a picture from one of my studies at Kellys Corners. I like the subject for it is quite unique and shall I hope paint on it with pleasure. I am never so happy as when I get fairly at work on a good sized picture. A miss Tweedy a young friend of Marions and one of her Dramatic Company dined with us. To the Century to the Newton trial. I had a talk with Judge Spier who to my mind is a much overrated man. I freed my mind and am not sorry. I think the rest of the board enjoyed it. McDonald came to me and said he was glad I did it. Nothing new was elicited on the trial and we have decided to call Hearn again. Hearing that the artists were going to give some expression of their regard for Robt .Gordon, Hopkinson Smith has attempted to capture the whole affair and to direct it for the artists, but we have repudiated him and advised Mr. Gordon that our compliment to him is entirely independent of Mr. Smith.