[June 27, 1907]
(Sure enough a few years later Jimmie surprised me by appearing in Berkeley in August ready to be a freshman! His first announcement to me was that he had his first years expenses! He went thru and graduated. In the last year he held a scholarship secured by my representations in his behalf. Sampson, a New York literateur, was my companion on the Siskiyou trip. Jimmie asked what he did. I said he is a gentleman of leisure. Jimmie did not understand what that meant. In his world at Sawyer's Bar on the Salmon River there were just two classes of people, those who worked and those who didn't. If you worked you worked like blazes to earn a living; if you didn't work you were just a saloon loafer. And Sampson didn't look like a saloon loafer!).
June 27, 1907.
-cont. from p. 140.
close down season, since the north wind checks all vegetation. Tan Oak is remarkably sensitive to weather changes. Bark should be tried as high as possible since the two lower rims will sometimes peel and the upper rims stick.
Yreka, July 1, 1907.
Left Berkeley yesterday afternoon at 3:40. Reached Montague this a.m. early. Saw nothing of the Capulets. Half-way here saw Quercus oerstediana, low round trees on the hills, 20 feet high or less. Yreka is an old mining town. Its brick stores have the old-fashioned iron doors. There is some quaintness about the place. The little Episcopal Church has some attractive memorial windows. E.L. Greene preached here once. It was great fun to sit on the box seat of the Concord coach behind four rattling boys galloping out of the town to Fort Jones and the Etna Mills. Arrived Etna Mills at 12:00 at night. On July 4 we are off and working up Shackleford Canyon, a fine canyon indeed.