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Got letter of Celine announcing [[underlined]] several large [[/underlined]] orders amounting to [[underlined]] about $5000.[[/underlined]]
At Cosmos Club delegates for [[underlined]] Patent Conference there Mershon [[/underlined]] tricks all the time and makes bad impression.
Lunch then session in afternoon ^[[Frederich]] [[underlined]] Fish [[underlined]] there made his influence and superiority felt by his presence.  Says wants Court of appeals and testimony before open court.  This rallies Leonard.  Spent evening with Toch at Cosmos Club and several other friends there.
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April 16 [[margin]] # [[/margin]] First news of [[double underline]] Titanic [[/double underline]] sunk.  Everybody much impressed by this appaling disaster.  Spent one hour with Townsend [[strikethrough]] and [[/strikethrough]] arranging additional claims for [[underlined]] Hexa-triphenol interference. [[/underlined]]
I feel now that this is a god-send for us because it allows us to prepare additional claims to compensate for too narrow claims in base patent
[[margin]] # [[/margin]] Spent two hours on Hagerman [[hypochlorous?]] acid patent. Charge $10.00 to H.E. Co
At 10 A.M. joined the [[underlined]] patent conference.  Mershon again tricks and becomes quite unpleasant. [[/underlined]]
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