Went to N.Y. Monday morning with the Powell. Sara & Gertrude went along but returned same day. I joined Eastman Johnson and we went down to Manhattan Beach in the afternoon when the "G. B. Club" dined. Lord Gordon, Butler, Judge Speer & McDonough were the only ones present besides us. It was delightful there, the air cool and invigorating and our dinner excellent but rather expensive. We returned by 9 oclock train and I staid over night with Eastman. After breakfast we went down to the Century to see the decoration of the smoking room. I returned by the Powell. This evening Janson Anderson brought the colored waiters of the Powell up to sing for the ladies and several of the neighbors came in to hear them.