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94 to which the councilors were invited. Then afterwards back to hotel to listen to a long paper of [[red underline]] Hesse [[/red underline]], in which he explained why our chemists do not care to enter into coal tar dye manufacturing. A very convincing paper but too long. [[ink underline]] April 2. [[/ink underline]] Morning paper at the Hotel. [[red underline]] Leon De Waele, belgian consul [[/red underline]] came to see me. Talked about war and [[strikethrough]] future [[/strikethrough]] prospects for belgian colonization in America. He agrees with me that the problem is very difficult and advises against indiscriminate colonization. Thinks best opportunities for plain farmhands and less for farmers, who have money but on account of this are self satisfied and unwilling to learn. while farmhands begin at the [[end page]] [[start page]] 95 beginning and if of a saving disposition can acquire lands and property. Also thinks [[strikethrough]] or [[/strikethrough]] [[red underline]] belgian artisans [[/red underline]] doomed to disappointment on account of labor unions, ignorance of language and customs and become simply scabs and pariahs. At 1 P.M [[strikethrough]] it we [[/strikethrough]] I went to Louisiana Restaurant where Prof. Metz of Tulane had invited us (about 30) to a lunch. Evening a general banquet at same [[strikethrough]] hol [[/strikethrough]] restaurant, with ladies. [[strikethrough]] at [[/strikethrough]] Poorly prepared dinner, certainly inferior to what one gets in New York. [[red underline]] Celine [[/red underline]] and I were at table of honor next to Herty. Dinner began at 9:00 P.M!! and finished about midnight and tomorrow we have to leave at 7:15 AM for that excursion to salt mines! [[ink underline]] April 3. [[/ink underline]] Very little sleep for me. Got up very early to catch
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