Mon. Dec. 19, 1898: Ther. cool. Wea. clouds, I put in my time working on my retouching desk. I got it in shape it can be used but it is not quite finished. Tuesday 20: Ther. 8 am. 42. Wea. cloudy Jim and I went down to northup and hauled gravel on the sand at the foot of the hill. We finished our Poll tax for this year. Johny worked a day for me last Saturday.