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seemed very nervous. Tells me that Peabody who sneaked in here about a year ago had applied to them with some resinous material for molding insulators and that Miller wants to employ him as a salesman unless I advised otherwise. which I did. Wiedman showed me a letter whereby he states that he is now as far advanced with samples as is necessary and now wants orders and a competent manager and salesman. As far as I can see they have not obtained a single order yet and he realizes that there is nobody competent with him to manage the enterprise. This confirms my suspicions that this whole matter has been started in a rather light hearted and light headed way [[end page]] 
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and that Wiedman and all these business men are very little posted on the subject of the industry they are engaged in and that they have been living in a fool's paradise which was helped to be built up by that unscrupulous [[Cuchone?]] whom I had never seen, but about whom I felt very strong suspicions from the very beginning...Well I intend to treat them squarely and not enforce in too drastic a way any contracts they have signed and give them every opportunity to get in proper shape. if I can help them. 
Went to see a good play called "The Passing of the third floor back."
Feb. 20 (Sunday) Got up at 6:15 A.M. dressed hurriedly and went to Hoboken. Cold
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