August 17th, 1893
Chicago Aug 17, 1893
Am anxiously awaiting further news from you about the injured boy. Was sure I would hear this a.m. Nothing coming to office. Went up to house this noon, but found nothing but a bill from Dr. Dewey for Norman, amount $15.00. Hope the boy has steadily improved.
We had some rain yesterday and night before. The grass in back yard is brown, not green, but oats are flourishing and there are a few yellow dahlias blooms opening up.
Yes, I think Mrs. Patton is behaving as usual. The one gentleman has become pretty regular, the little one that comes late, not Mr. Smart(?). Mrs. Patton has awful poor taste in wrappers and neglige dresses. She appeared the other night in a mother hubbard. Think if she wants admirers better keep dressed up all the time.
About the stove, machine or anything else, of course we don't want to keep anything
they need. The machine can be crated up so that it will go all right. Say what to send and will tend to it.
Have forgotten to speak of money matters. If you need any let me know and will send by registered letter.
Haven't been up to Uncle Curtis' yet, so they do not yet know of Ralph accident, unless you have written them.
The hard times has affected Mr. H in another way now. He has an idea his tenants will all leave him, and yesterday wrote them putting rents back to when they were last year.
Geo. Ludlow's hotel is doing well now, crowded every night. The Fall rush to the Fair has commenced, attendance is increasing.
Business is very poor. We are not earning our salaries, but collect them all the same.
Don't forget to come home soon as you conscientiously can. Will give you a warm welcome.
Haven't had a letter RJ Mason
from Dakota for over