Finishing off the Verandah in morning. John Neats calls at 4 pm. I go to Church with John Neat in evening. Congregation are very reticent, cold & distant. An unsociable lot. At 9 pm to Neat’s Residence & stayed till 10:15 pm.
Raining in morning.
Then time Charles & me go to Vancouver at 10 am. I call at Municipal Hall & draw $7.50 for wages from work on Keith Road School. To Rex & Columbia Theatre at 2 & 3 pm. Call at Fashion Crafts & get trousers altered. Also call at Quirt & run up to Theobald’s for tea. Home again at 10:45 pm after making purchases of books etc.
Working on Keith Rd School. I feel very ill. Run down. To Shiells in evening & made purchase of goods. He leaves on Thursday for Calgary.
Working on Keith Rd School but feeling ill. Scots win the King’s Prize of the Royal at Bisley. Australians win the MacKinnon Cup.
*The Bisley meeting is a rifle shooting competition held by the National Rifle Association of the UK. Originally the competition took place in Wimbledon but was moved to Bisley in 1890. There were both individual and team shooting events during the Bisley meeting. A variety of shooting competitions still take place at Bisley today. Draycott was himself a skilled competitive marksman, and followed the sport with interest.
Working on Keith Road.
Fixing creek. Making Plank Bottom. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Neill take a walk in my garden. To Shiells in evening. Buying odds & ends. He leaves to Calgary Monday.
Working on Keith Road. Charles is still out of work. In evening I do a little finishing off the Verandah of my first house. I have over a hundred cabbages planted and all doing well. Had new potatoes for over a fortnight. Flowers blooming for a month.
At work on school grounds Keith Road. Gale is still blowing out in the Gulf. Receive a letter from Mrs. Graham.
I buy furniture from Mrs. Neill for $25.00.
Off to Whyte Cliffs on P.G.E [Ry] for the day. Arrive at Horseshoe Bay, Whyte Cliff at 12.30 pm. Went diving & bathing in the Bay. Had lovely day. Sun hot but cold wind and gale blowing on the Gulf. Many boats are stranded on the beaches. High and dry. John Neat, Charles Theobald & self formed party. – Fare 50c return. Met Ferne Quirt & Miss Edith Bores at Horseshoe Bay. Home 9:20
Worked half a day at Keith Rd Schools. Left home at 3:30 pm for Vancouver. Charles opens savings account at Post Office with $35.00. I have $70.00 in Post Office Bank.
I buy a grey suit at Fashion Craft Store in Granville St for $18.00. Had supper at Leonard’s. Saw Miss Minnie Quirt at Penders café. Home at 11 pm.
8 Launches are wrecked in gale at English Bay
To work on Keith Rd School doing Blacksmithing. Higgins & Fisher men are paid. Australia wins MacKinnon Cup [at Bisley].
Scores 900 – 1,000
Austria: 786 – 745 = 1531
England: 791 – 740 = 1531
Charles goes to town. I to Shiel’s & get Lumber at 7 pm
500 Hindus make strong resistance against deportation. They are at present on Board Kamatura [sic] Maru.
* Komagata Maru –Japanese steamship filled with 376 passengers from the Punjab region of India. 352 were denied access to Canada due to exclusionary immigration laws designed to restrict the immigration people of Asian descent. The Komagata Maru was detained with most of its passengers on board when it arrived in Vancouver on May 23rd 1914, and left with the majority of them still aboard on July 23rd.