At Mr. Sayre’s suggestion, I called up Mr. Joseph A. Thomas, President of the Polo Club and arranged to see him before the game. I felt somewhat apprehensive as to how it would appear to Cameron if he heard I had received honors as his relative, but I drove to the field at 4PM. Mr. Thomas seated me in the front row just behind the table with the cups on it and beside Mrs. McKay who was to make the presentation to the winner. On her other side was Major General W. S. Grant, Commanding General Philippine Dept., U. S. Army and in the next seat Mr. Sayre, Admiral J. M. Smeallie, and Mr. and Mrs. Stevensen. There was a very large crowd and the event was evidently a very important one. Mr. Thomas in his speech said that a cousin of Mr. Forbes was present, mentioning my name. I felt more and more apprehensive. Anyway he did not ask me for a speech. After the game and speeches by Thomas, Stevensen, Grant and Sayre, there were refreshments seated at tables with place cards. I was seated at Mr. Sayre’s table. Then there was dancing and I talked with many people who all met me as a cousin of Cameron’s. They were of course also much interested in the expedition. I left a 8 and Mrs. Thomas insisted on sending me to the hotel in her car.
Mr. Sayre asked me to give his regards to Cameron, when I wrote him.
I decided to write Cameron tomorrow as he will surely hear about my part in the event.