It has been quite a clear nice day. The wind blew pretty hard this afternoon and tonight. I wrote up a synopsis of the work that students will do in the Bookkeeping for publication in the College catalogue, which took about all my forenoon. I held and examination in my class in Bookkeeping this afternoon. Student [sic] who are not shallow minded show their superiority on such occasions. After school I called on Mr. Waters folks. When I came home I brought a bag of a [grah..n?] flour. I discover while coming down the hill that the chimney in the Bailey house was on fire, but it soon went down. We look for Fred and here he comes.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)