British ships sink two German [ships] and capture a Cruiser.
German Cruiser bombards Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
I go to Vancouver and make purchases of 3 sacks flour, 1 sack sugar, 1 lb lard and other sundries to last the winter.
To Neats at 9:15 pm have a chat. Read war news and leave at 10:45 pm.
Sent letter to Mrs Graham
Great Britain declares war against Germany 11 o’clock pm Aug: 4th
All Europe is now in arms
England, France, Russia, against Germany, Austria-Hungary
Charles pays $10 to Mills for furniture etc.
Charles & John Neat go to Dry dock for employment. Write letters to Mrs. Graham. Mr Sheills is back from Calgary.
To St Clement’s in morning and evening 1st alone 2nd with John Neat.
To Neat’s for Dinner and supper. Presented to them – a new Union Jack for use on their flagpole. Introduced to Mr & Mrs Shellshear at Neats. In evening after Church – to town. Met Mr Gus Berk – gave him letters to post for me. At 8:45 pm to Haswell’s with John Neat. Left fo’ home at 10:30 pm
To Whitecliff and Horseshoe Bay with Mr & Mrs John Dorothea & Frank Neat.
In swimming. John not able to swim dived into deep water and was sinking into for 2nd time when I saved him. My 4th act of life saving.
To Empire Theatre North Vancouver with the Neat family.
War declared Germany & Russia
Charles to Vancouver 8 pm till 10 pm
Worked all day on Keith Road School and laid off work in evening for good.
Charles is still out of work.
Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia are mobilising for war.
Working on Keith Road School. In evening pay Mr. H. Neill the sum of $20.00 regarding furniture.
Working on Keith Road School. To garden party in evening given by the Rev. N.J Thompson.
Home at 10:50 pm
Working in School, Keith Road.
War breaks out between Austria & Serbia.
Mr. Little leaves for England.
To work on Keith Road School all day.
Feel the effects of mushroom poisoning yet. Mrs & Miss Wagstaffe of Burnaby pay a surprise visit. I entertain best possible way. Give them bouquet of flowers from the garden. They came at 6 pm & left at 7:30 pm. Miss Mabel sustains a severe injury to her left hand. I go to town with them & have supper. They leave for Burnaby at 9 pm. I arrive home at 11 pm