April 7th Wednesday

More than thirty new passengers came on board at Gibraltar, and they had to open the other Dining Room, many new faces. It stormed and rained all day, and we were glad to be able to sit outside with tarpaulins all around, giving us a “Trostlose Aussicht.”

The paymaster, who is supposed to preside at our dinner table has not made his appearance up to date, and so we prepared a resolution requesting him to be sure and put in his appearance on “Kapitan’s Dinner.”

Mr. J.F. Wegmann an architect (who by the way drew the plans for the St. Louis World’s Fair Jerusalem) engrossed it, we tied it with a nice red ribbon, and the three ladies were appointed a committee to present it to him.

He seemed to be very much embarrassed and really put in his appearance at the dinner table this evening. It was so stormy all day that we made but 203 miles in 19 hours, and we may not reach Algiers until late to-morrow. We walked around the deck in the evening for about 3/4 of an hour, as we had very little exercise during the day, and retired at 10 o’clock.

I made the acquaintance of Mr. Wm. H. Haueisen of Indianapolis, Ind. who know Otto Wagner well.

Ed. note: “Trostlose Aussicht” roughly translates to “bleak prospect” and to “engross” means to “make a final copy of.”

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