POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y.
I foolishly went to the song-contest this morning--foolishly, as it resulted in having to go to bed at twelve and stay there till now--seven. I didn't want to miss the "Beggars' Opera" tonight, and I feel all right again. ‘I hated to miss the ball-game, but it couldn't be helped. I'm glad now that I didn't try out for it. Had I made it, I certainly would not have been able to play.
Heard Professor Robert K. Root of Princeton deliver a splendid lecture this morning on "Satire as a Fine Art". Would that we had a few such animated lecturers on our faculty!
I also heard Prexie make hsi Founder's Day speech from the porch of his house, on-ly I heard it from the window-seat of my room. It made me very "low" to think that this was the last!
Received your wire this A. M, but have definitely gotten this house for you, and that of course will be much nicer than being down down. It is on the same street as McGlynn's, nearer college than MCG. You can walk straight through the gate behind North.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y.
You can all have a room apiece, I think. It's as clean as can be. Evan's parents always stay there when they come up. Hope it will suit you. Now for breaking the news to Miss Mullaly. She charges $100 for the entire house for all Commencement. That is certainly not too much.
You might send Marse's sweaters in the laundry. If they don't suit, I'll return them in the next. If I have them here, then I will know what to get on my way home in N. Y., if they don't suit. What happened about the two I sent back? Ask Marse if it is all right.
R. S V. P.
Mother, please take care of yourself, now that you are home and have had a rest. I insist thereon!
Please call Lucy up and ask her if she wants me to keep one or two rooms for her at Mullaly's. I'll not speak to Miss M. about giving them up until I hear. Don't wire--a day more or less doens't matter.
[Did Jordan receive my hat? R.S.V.P.]