Princess Pats hold sports. Received letter from Reverend N.J Thompson. I go to Nieppe. Am entertained to tea by some French ladies into afternoon. They are from Ypres, Lille and Armentiéres.
To Alder Hey and Mill Road Hospitals and took paper to Canadians.
To Liverpool on bikes. Had narrow escape from Death. Bike skidded in front of a street car. Only a few bruises. To S.G Upton’s in evening and played cards until 11:30. Left for home at 12 midnight. Harry sits up.
Sent $5.00 to Reverend N.J Thompson for church funds.
Working on the addition to house. No letter from Ottawa.
I go to Neate’s & take a pot plant.
I receive an invitation to tea from Mr & Mrs Neate. To Reverend N.J. Thompson’s at 6:30 pm. Stay for dinner & chat till 9 pm. Back to Mrs Graham’s at 9 pm.
Working on the addition to house.
Mr Callow fails to keep his contract regarding purchase of Rifles & returns them to me.
I negotiate a trade with Mr MacColl of Fromme Co. He takes them for $20.00 and arranges to pay Fromme the money as I owe Fromme a Bill. Fromme is paid his Bill in full.
To Reverend N. J Thompson at 8pm
Working on house all day.
In evening took flowers to Reverend N.J Thompson’s. Called at Neats’ and then on to Haswells. Took Haswell my asthma outfit. 8 pm went for walk with Mrs Graham & at 10 pm to Reverend N.J Thompson with Mrs Graham to arrange regarding Charles Graham.
Posted letter to Reverend H.G King & Charles Graham at 11 pm. Home at 11:50 pm
Build foundation for addition to 1st House.
Working till 4:30 pm.
To Reverend N.J. Thompson’s residence in evening & stayed till 11:30 pm.
Got to know important news. I give cut flowers to Mrs Thompson and Esdaile
Worked all day at Keith Rd. Schools.
Gave $5.00 to Reverend N.J. Thompson regarding Rectory.
In evening to Mrs Esdaile.
Chatted for 1 hour. Took flowers.
At 9 pm to Reverend N.J. Thompson’s.
Took flowers. Stayed till 11.30 pm.
Home at 11:45 pm.
Raining all day
Worked 1 ½ hours.
To Vancouver at 11:30 am to cash pension cheque 38.85.
Paid Barker $4.00
Paid Clarke $6.29
To Rex Theatre 2:30 pm. Home 4:30 pm.
In evening – to Reverend N.J. Thompson’s Residence. Met Reverend & Mrs Hugh Hooper of St. John’s Rectory, North Vancouver. Had chat & left at 10:30 pm. Received invitation to Hooper’s.
German warship – Leipzig – sinks British steamer Banksfields which had a cargo of sugar value $500,000
*SMS Leipzig – A Bremen Class German cruiser named after the city of Leipizig. The ship spent much of the early part of WWI along the coast of Mexico and South America attacking British merchant ships. SMS Leipzig took part in 2 naval battles, the Battle of Coronel and the Battle of the Falkland Islands before being chased down and sunk by the British cruisers HMS Glasgow and HMS Kent.
Working on Keith Road School
I send letter to Ottawa, also one 2 days ago offering my services to government
Reverend N.J. Thompson calls
The Battle of the Aisne has lasted 18 days
To Haswell’s at 8 pm.
*The Battle of the Aisne – A follow up attack by French and British forces after the Battle of the Marne. The battle began on September 12th. The German troops quickly retreated and then created entrenched defensive positions on the North Bank of the Aisne River. The French and English also dug in, creating entrenched positions.
I paint house in morning. Mr MacHugh a Dublin University man calls & we have an interesting chat.
In afternoon I go to Rev. N.J. Thompson to take few flowers then onto Mrs Esdaile’s. Jack & George Barker’s Residence on Doran Road at 5 pm. I stay for supper, then to Church at 7 pm. After Church, take a walk alone, then home at 9 pm. Mr. Hugh Neill is chatting with Charles. Hugh leaves at 10 pm. Jack Neate calls at 10:15 pm & wants to know reason of my displeasure relating to him. I tell him to stay away from house on account of his intimacy with Mrs. Haswell.