Is n't it a pity that Sallie has n't amounted to more since She left college? She ought to be doing some thing useful instead of frittering her time away in the petty social life of Worcester. Also [jervis speaks] She is getting interested in that confounded young Hal lock, too good-looking and fascinating and erratic; I never did like politicians. We must deflect her mind with some uplifting and absorbing occupation until the danger is past. Ha! I have it! We will put her in charge of the John Grier Home. Oh, I can hear him as clearly as if I were there! On the occasion of my last visit in your delectable household Jervis and I had a very solemn conversa tion in regard to (1) marriage, (2) the low ideals of politicians, (3) the frivolous, useless lives that society women lead. Please tell your moral husband that I took his words deeply to heart, and that ever Since my return to Worcester I have been spending one afternoon a week reading poetry with the inmates of the Female Inebri ate Asylum. My life is not so purposeless as it ap pears. Also let me assure you that the politician is not dangerously imminent; and that, anyway, he is a very desirable politician, even though his views on tariff and single tax and trade-unionism do not exactly coin cide with Jervis's.