¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 hats or hair a-la-mode, but no hats for dancers. We felt uneasiness about the extent of our small trunk wardrobe but we succeeded in filling the bill. Sailed in, in style, but our high expectations met with a great disappointment. There was much less display than on the promenade, ladies were not dressed a-la-mode, but few there- and the dancing monopolized by a handfull of spurred under-officers from the barracks. We soon left disgusted. Anna compared it to a Malitia [sic] Ball, such as the Cleveland Grays sometimes gave.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 16th The war excitement still continues. The panic at the departure of the trains is even laughable. People rush into 3rd class hard seats, with 1st class tickets, leaving their baggage behind uncared for. The trains cant hold the applicants 7 or 8 trains per day.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Rumors are flying that the French are near Mayence, that Denmark has joined France, that Bavaria has sent 50,000 troops to Hanau that all railways and telegraphs have been seized for govt use- Exchange in Paris has advanced over 2 p¢.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 17th Sunday- Ma and Anna have stood these noisy rooms at 67 Luisenstrasse, as long as patience is a virtue, result, Henry and I, immediately after Breakfast, start on a hunt for pleasenter [sic] quarters, find the most desirable, that are vacant, and take the family, to make their selection. After a fatiguing tramp up and down stairs all seem to unite upon the selection of No 21 Unter-promenade, private apartments, facing the Park, corner of Kisslerstrasse.