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               <persName>John J. Craven</persName>
               <note>Thomas D. Craven's father. He was born in 1862 in Ireland he immigrated to the
                  United States in the early 1880s. On April 17, 1892 he married Ellen Percy Kyte.
                  He died at the age of 90 in 1952 in Boston, MA.</note>
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               <persName>Ellen Percy Kyte Craven</persName>
               <note>Thomas D. Craven's mother. She was born on January 28, 1862, in St Peters, Nova
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                  on April 17, 1892. She died at the age of 81 on February 1, 1943. </note>
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               <persName>Agnes Bennett</persName>
               <note>Sometimes referred to as Miss Bennet, Agnes was a possible romantic interest of
                  Thomas </note>
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            <person xml:id="AWoodland">
               <persName>Alice Woodland</persName>
               <note>Obstensibly an orphan that Ellen Craven took in as a house keeper</note>
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            <person xml:id="AKellerman">
               <persName>Annette Kellerman</persName>
               <note>a 20th century actress that Thomas saw in the film "A Daughter of the Gods"
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annette_Kellermann
               </note>
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            <person xml:id="ACowlin">
               <persName>Arthur Cowlin</persName>
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            <person xml:id="ASullivan">
               <persName>Arthur Sullivan</persName>
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            <person xml:id="HBMurray">
               <persName>Henry Bennett Murray</persName>
               <note>Assistant Manager of the Boston College Baseball team, he was a friend of
                  Thomas and graduated with the class of 1918</note>
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            <person xml:id="BCuddy">
               <persName>Bill Cuddy</persName>
               <note>An employee of Boston City Hall</note>
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            <person xml:id="WJKennedy">
               <persName>William J. Kennedy</persName>
               <note>Known as "Bricklayer Bill", William J. Kennedy was the 1917 winner of the
                  Boston Marathon https://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2018/04/13/bricklayer-bill-kennedy-marathon</note>
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            <person xml:id="WEKerrigan">
               <persName>William Edward Kerrigan</persName>
               <note>One of Thomas' friends, a member of the Boston College graduating class of 1917</note>
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            <person xml:id="RAFowler">
               <persName>Robert A. Fowler</persName>
               <note>The Boston College Track coach during Thomas' time at Boston College</note>
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            <person xml:id="BJaycock">
               <persName>Bob Jaycock</persName>
               <note>An employee of the Haberdashery where Thomas worked</note>
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            <person xml:id="CEBrickely">
               <persName>Charles E. Brickely</persName>
               <note>The Boston Coollege Football coach during Thomas' time at Boston College</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="DOConnor">
               <persName>Dorothy O'Connor</persName>
               <note>One of Thomas' romantic interests, he recorded several dates with Dorothy</note>
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            <person xml:id="EFTobin">
               <persName>Edmund F. Tobin</persName>
               <note>The Assistant Manager of the Boston College Football team, he graduated with the
                     Boston College class of 1917</note>
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            <person xml:id="MJAhern">
               <persName>Michael J. Ahern</persName>
               <note>Professor of chemistry, geology, and astronomy</note>
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            <person xml:id="CWLyons">
               <persName>Charles W. Lyons</persName>
               <note>President of Boston College between 1914 and 1919</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="JIJCorrigan">
               <persName>Jones I. J. Corrigan</persName>
               <note>Professor of Ethics, History of Philosophy, and Elements of Law</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="JMFox">
               <persName>John M. Fox</persName>
               <note>Professor Psychology, and Evidences of Religion</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="MJessup">
               <persName>Michael Jessup</persName>
               <note>Vice-President and Dean, Prefect of Studies and Discipline</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="TJMcCluskey">
               <persName>Thomas J. McCluskey</persName>
               <note>Professor of Logic, Ontology, Cosmology, and Evidences of Religion</note>
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            <person xml:id="JAMorgan">
               <persName>John A. Morgan</persName>
               <note>Professor of Latin, Greek, English, and Evidences of Religion. 
                     In addition he was Director of The Stylus</note>
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            <person xml:id="RAOBrien">
               <persName>Richard A. O'Brien</persName>
               <note>Professor of Latin, Greek, English, and Evidences of Religion. 
               In addition he was Director of Athletics</note>
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            <person xml:id="FTLimont">
               <persName> Francis T. Limont</persName>
               <note>A classmate of Thomas, he graduated in the Boston College class of 1917</note>
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            <person xml:id="GCMacKinnon">
               <persName>George C. MacKinnon</persName>
               <note>Editor-in-Chief of The Stylus, he gradated with the Boston College class of 1917</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="JWGerard">
               <persName>James W. Gerard</persName>
               <note>The American Ambassador to Germany from 1913 until 1917 
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_W._Gerard</note>
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            <person xml:id="JWFihelly">
               <persName>John W. Fihelly</persName>
               <note>Assistant Manager of Track, he graduated with the Boston College class of 1917</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="JFitzpatrick">
               <persName>Jim Fitzpatrick</persName>
               <note>Pitcher for the Boston College Baseball team</note>
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            <person xml:id="JFDee">
               <persName>Joseph F. Dee</persName>
               <note>Captain of the Baseball team, he graduated with the Boston College class of 1917</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="JJKeenan">
               <persName>Joseph J. Keenan</persName>
               <note>Graduated with the Boston College class of 1917</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="JFMulligan">
               <persName>Joseph Francis Mulligan</persName>
               <note>President of the Athletic Association, he graduated with the Boston College
                     class of 1920 and was a veteran of WWI</note>
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            <person xml:id="JGNevins">
               <persName>Joseph G. Nevins</persName>
               <note>The contested Chemistry Club President</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="JFEliot">
               <persName>John F. Eliot</persName>
               <note>Assistant Manager of Baseball, he graduated with the Boston College class of 1917</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="JJQuinn">
               <persName>John J. Quinn</persName>
               <note>Secretary of the Athletic Association, he graduated with the Boston College class of 1916</note>
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            <person xml:id="JEMcSweeney">
               <persName>Josepha Ellen McSweeney</persName>
               <note>Josepha Ellen McSweeney was born on October 1, 1892, in Massachuesetts. Thomas' cousin,
                     she was a frequent guest in the Craven home. She died on September 28, 1970 in Santa Ana
                     California</note>
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            <person xml:id="DLDaley">
               <persName>D. Leo Daley</persName>
               <note>Manager of Track, he graduated with the Boston College class of 1916</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="MVCullea">
               <persName>Maurice V. Cullea</persName>
               <note>Captain of the Football team, he graduated with the Boston College class of 1917</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="RWChild">
               <persName>Richard Washburn Child</persName>
               <note>An american author and diplomat https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Washburn_Child</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="TDLavelle">
               <persName>Thomas D. Lavelle</persName>
               <note>Athletic Director during Thomas' time at Boston College, graduating class of 1901</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="Tedie">
               <persName>Tedie</persName>
               <note>Thomas' pet cat</note>
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            <person xml:id="TJHurley">
               <persName>Athletic Director during Thomas' time at Boston College, graduating class of 1885</persName>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="TAOConnor">
               <persName>Thomas Arthur O'Connor</persName>
               <note>A librarian of the Boston Globe, he graduated with the Boston College class of 1921</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="JHBernstorff">
               <persName>Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff</persName>
               <note>German Ambassador to the United States 
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Heinrich_von_Bernstorff</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="GDewey">
               <persName>George Dewey</persName>
               <note>Born in Montpelier, Vermont, he was the only person in United States history 
                     to attain the rank of Admiral of the Navy
                     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dewey</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="ASmith">
               <persName>Alexander Smith</persName>
               <note>A Chemist whose introductory text book was widely read at Boston College
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Smith_(chemist)</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="NDBaker">
               <persName>Newton D. Baker</persName>
               <note>U.S. Secretary of War during WWI
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_D._Baker#Secretary_of_War</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="PFTague">
               <persName>Peter Francis Tague</persName>
               <note>Congressman of Massachusetts representing Thomas' district
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Francis_Tague</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="FWErnst">
               <persName>Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst</persName>
               <note>Crown Prince of Germany https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm,_German_Crown_Prince</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="CzarNicholas">
               <persName>Czar Nicholas II of Russia</persName>
               <note>Czar of Russia during WWI https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_II_of_Russia</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="FFunston">
               <persName>Frederick Funston</persName>
               <note>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Funston</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="JJoffre">
               <persName>Joseph Joffre</persName>
               <note>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Joffre</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="GMichaelis">
               <persName>Georg Michaelis</persName>
               <note>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Michaelis</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="PHindenburg">
               <persName>Paul von Hidenburg</persName>
               <note>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_von_Hindenburg</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="Wilhelm">
               <persName>Wilhelm II</persName>
               <note>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_II,_German_Emperor</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="Constantine">
               <persName>Constantine II</persName>
               <note>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_I_of_Greece</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="RMLaFollette">
               <persName>Robert M. La Follette</persName>
               <note>Senator of Wisconsin, he famously opposed entering the U.S. into WWI
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_M._La_Follette</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="JMCurley">
               <persName>James Michael Curley</persName>
               <note>A former Mayor of Boston he is noted for his large personality and serving
                  part of a term in prison https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Michael_Curley</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="TWWilson">
               <persName>Thomas Woodrow Wilson</persName>
               <note>The 28th president of the U.S. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="TBethmann">
               <persName>Theobald von Bethmann-Hallweg</persName>
               <note>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobald_von_Bethmann-Hollweg</note>
            </person>
            <person xml:id="ELudendorff">
               <persName>Erich Ludendorff</persName>
               <note>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Ludendorff</note>
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            <opener> Weather - moderate, partly cloudy, slight fall of snow at <time when="19:30:00"
                  >7:30 P. M.</time>
               <dateline>
                  <date when="1917-01-01">Monday Jan 1, <del rend="strikethrough">1916</del>
                     1917</date>
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            <p>Was tired or rather lazy and did not fancy getting up for <label type="religious"
                     ><time when="08:00:00">8 o'clock</time> Mass</label>. <persName ref="#JJCraven"
                        >Father</persName> &amp; <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> went &amp; I followed.
               Received <label type="religious">communion</label>. Tried to study some <label
                  type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Astronomy</label>. <persName>N. S.
                  Ray</persName> came to speak about the silver I had ordered and I paid him. Bundle
               in B. O. came from <persName>Uncle George</persName>. Called on <persName>Mrs.
                  Harris</persName> &amp; went to visit <persName>Fr. Coppinger</persName> in
                  <orgName>St. Augustines</orgName>. Had confidential talk in regard to vocation. He
               offered help. Made up some accounts &amp; studied all eve. <persName>Johnie
                  Duggan</persName> did not look well to-day. Rec'd word that <persName>Lila
                  Kinan</persName> was improving.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>- Visit to <persName>Fr. Coppinger.</persName></p>
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            <opener> Weather - Warm. <dateline>
                  <date when="1917-01-02">Tuesday Jan 2</date>
               </dateline>
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            <p>Very sleepy this morning when I rolled out at <time when="08:45:00">8:45</time>. Late
               hours surely do tell on one. Well, I studied some <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">Astronomy</label> and was much interested in the chapter on
               the Moon &amp; the Sun &amp; their eclipses. Went in town and secured a job for
               Saturdays at <placeName>the little haberdashery</placeName> at the <placeName>North
                  Station</placeName>. <persName>Griffin</persName> of <orgName>Shumans'</orgName>
               was instrumental in getting me the job through <persName>Mr. Wheeler</persName> of
                  <orgName>Cleveland &amp; Cheever Co.</orgName></p>
            <p>I brought home the silver which I am giving to <persName>the folks</persName> for
               their <label>25th anniversary</label> which comes <date when="1917-04-17"><choice>
                     <abbr>Apr</abbr>
                     <expan>April</expan>
                  </choice> 17</date>.</p>
            <p>Was surprised to receive a <label>New Year's</label> card from <persName>M. E.
                  W.</persName> with who I expected I was <abbr>N. S.</abbr></p>
            <p>Did a lot of studying to-night with hopes that I will not be examined to-morrow.</p>
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            <p>Weather - A. M. Overcast &amp; looked like snow.</p>
            <p>P. M. Very wet snow. Large flakes, bad walking.</p>
            <pb n="3"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-03">Wednesday Jan 3</date></p>
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            <p>Classes reopened for last few weeks of the first term. I feared that the professors
               would call for the <label>examinations</label> which I missed the week of <date
                  when="1917-12-18">12/18/</date>. They did not. Car service has not improved by the
               vacation we had. I lost my mocha gloves on the car at <placeName>Park St.</placeName>
               Did some writing at the <orgName>Globe</orgName>.</p>
            <p>Did a lot of studying to-night. Wrote a story for <orgName>the Record</orgName> but
               did not succeed in getting a picture of the <placeName>Faculty Building</placeName>
               to go with it. Woke up very late.</p>
            <p><persName>Johnie</persName> brought home a new half dollar coin.</p>
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            <p>Weather - has softened up, making bad walking. Temperature higher.</p>
            <pb n="4"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-04">Thursday Jan 4</date></p>
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            <p>Was up early this morning, but not early enough to get in to the
                  <orgName>Record</orgName> in time to get out to the college, so I went straight
               out to classes.</p>

            <p> Everything sailed along smoothly until <persName ref="#JIJCorrigan">Fr. Corrigan</persName> pulled a
               little test in the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">History of
                  Philosophy</label> class. </p>
            <p> Had a little run in with <persName>Fred Foley</persName> over the <label
                  type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">chemistry</label> work. I fear that there is
               going to be a terrible crash at the Mid Year's marks. </p>
            <p> Big preparations for a reception at the <placeName>college</placeName> to-night. I
               received advance news that the <persName>Rector</persName> was going to be presented
               with <measure type="currency">$2,500</measure>. </p>
            <p> Had a long talk with <persName>Mr. Frish</persName> of <orgName>Read's</orgName>. </p>
            <p> Wrote a story for the <orgName>Globe</orgName> with reference to the opening of the
               new <placeName>faculty building</placeName>. </p>
            <p> I arrived home late. Did some studying. </p>
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            <p>Weather - unsettled - Very heavy rain, continued into night.</p>
            <pb n="5"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-05">Friday Jan 5</date></p>
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            <p>Was somewhat nervous, when I thought of how unprepared I was for my <label
                  type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> thesis.</p>

            <p>Took a picture of <placeName>St. Mary's Hall</placeName>
            </p>
            <p> Took a picture of <placeName>St. Mary's Hall</placeName> into the
                  <orgName>Record</orgName> for publication with the story of the opening of the
               building for the faculty. </p>
            <p> Pulled through my <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">thesis</label> O. K. </p>
            <p> Went in town &amp; picked out the goods for my evening suit. </p>
            <p> Called on <persName ref="#JKFlemming">John Fleming</persName> &amp; he dictated my notes. </p>
            <p> Had a talk with <persName>Francis R. Mullin</persName> concerning the awarding of
               gold foot balls to the players. </p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Call on <persName>Mr. Mullin</persName> at <time when="16:00:00">4 P.
                  M.</time></p>
            </postscript>
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            <p>Weather. Fine.</p>
            <pb n="6"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-06">Saturday Jan 6</date></p>
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            <p> Went to work in the <placeName>haberdashery</placeName> this morning &amp; found the
               work very agreeable. The fellows appear to be sociable &amp; good fellows with which
               to work. </p>
            <p>
               <persName>Mr. Shape</persName>, the owner of the shop told me to go home early for
               there was not much business.</p>

            <p> Perhaps it might be well to add that the store is at the <placeName>North
                  Station</placeName>, in case readers of my diary should be inquisitive. </p>
            <p> Went to <label type="religious">confession</label> at <placeName>St.
                  Mary's</placeName>. </p>
            <p> Called on <persName ref="#TAOConnor">Tom O'Connor</persName>. </p>
            <p> The folks saw <title>"Jiggs"</title> at the <placeName>Castle <choice>
                     <abbr>Sq.</abbr>
                     <expan>Square</expan>
                  </choice></placeName></p>
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            <p>Weather, fine</p>
            <p>C.</p>
            <pb n="7"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-07">Sunday Jan 7</date></p>
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            <p>Went to <label type="religious">Communion</label> at the <label type="religious"
                     ><time when="19:30:00">7:30</time> Mass</label>.</p>
            <p><persName>Mrs Mulligan</persName> &amp; [I?] promised to cover the <label
                  type="religious">Holy Name meeting</label> at <orgName>Gate of Heaven
                  Church</orgName>.</p>
            <p>Reviewed the paper.</p>
            <p>Went to <orgName>Gate of Heaven Church</orgName>. <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr. C. W. Lyons, S.
                  J.</persName>, spoke. His discourse was spoiled by the continued coughing of the
               congregation. </p>
            <p>Went in town &amp; wrote a few stories.</p>
            <p>Called to see <persName>Dr. Murphey</persName> concerning <persName>Bob.
                  Gills'</persName> leaving the college.</p>
            <p>Came home &amp; learned that a fire was discovered in the cellar.</p>
            <p>Wrote my notes until I was interrupted to see the <label type="astronomy">Eclipse of
                  the Moon</label>.</p>

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         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_012">
            <p><label type="astronomy">Eclipse of the Moon</label>. Observed at <time
                  when="01:40:00">1.40 A. M.</time></p>
            <p>Weather -- Fine.</p>
            <pb n="8"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-08">Monday Jan 8</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Remained up until <time when="02:00:00">2 o'clock</time> to see the <label
                  type="event">Eclipse of the Moon</label>. I observed it for 5 minutes <time
                  when="01:40:00">1:40</time>-<time when="01:45:00">1:45</time>. The <label
                  type="event">eclipse</label> had almost entirely concealed the Moon. The sky was
               very cloudy &amp; hindered the observation which I made with my opera Glasses.</p>
            <p>Was very tired &amp; of course was late for <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege"
                  >class</label>.</p>
            <p>I again started to do the experiment on the determination of Cl in Na Cl. I hope I
               will have more luck than in my previous efforts.</p>
            <p>Did a few errands around town &amp; spent the eve typewriting some notes &amp;
               preparing lessons.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_013">
            <p>Weather -- overcast</p>
            <p>Rain late afternoon &amp; eve.</p>
            <pb n="9"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-09">Tuesday January 9</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Came near oversleeping this morning. However I succeeded in getting out to class on
               time.</p>
            <p>Had a serious chat with <persName>Louis Victor</persName> &amp; side tracked him from
               leaving college. It seems that he has been discouraged because he has cut classes so
               much.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">The History of Philosophy</label> &amp; the
                  <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Astronomy classes</label> were extremely
               interesting. The lecture on the planets was extremely good. </p>
            <p>Did a lot of typewriting. Called on <persName>Charlie Buckley</persName> &amp; tried
               to use his influence in getting gold footballs for the fellows.</p>
            <p>Ushered at the <placeName>Travellogue</placeName> which was very fine.</p>
            <p>I found a fountain pen at <placeName>Park St.</placeName> tonight. This makes the
               second pen which I have acquired in this manner.</p>
            <p>Did not study much to-night.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Boston College Travellogue, Yellowstone</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_014">
            <p>Weather - fair</p>
            <pb n="10"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-10">Wednesday January 10</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Made a grand finish &amp; reach class on time.</p>
            <p><orgName ana="#bostoncollege">The Chemistry Club</orgName> is getting under way.</p>
            <p>The organization or <orgName>Club for the refutation of False Statements in
                  newspapers</orgName>, is steadily advancing. The favor of <persName ref="#JMFox">Fr.
                  Fox</persName> was stamped upon it to-day.</p>
            <p>The <orgName>"Blast"</orgName> had a meeting &amp; made some noise. If
                  <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Mulligan's</persName> project ever gets under way there will be a
               terrible scandal at the college.</p>
            <p>Made a terrible effort to secure footballs and it fell through at the <label
                  type="meeting">Graduate Board meeting</label>.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#CEBrickely">Charlie Brickley</persName> &amp; I had a long chat.</p>
            <p>Did some studying until <time when="01:20:00">1:20 A. M.</time></p>
            <p>Killed the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Astronomy</label> test.</p>
            <p>"<persName><ref target="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Bill">Bufalo
                  Bill</ref></persName>" Wm. E. Cody died, devastated.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Astronomy</label> at <time
                     when="14:30:00">2:30</time></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_015 ">
            <p>Weather - Snow, heavy.</p>
            <p>Cleared off P. M. Cold.</p>
            <pb n="11"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-11">Thursday January 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The weather was unsettled when I left home &amp; by the time I reached the college it
               was snowing hard.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JIJCorrigan">Fr. Corrigan</persName> gave a very good list in <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">History of Philosophy</label>.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Astronomy</label> was very interesting. Was
               surprised to hear that the sun was not the biggest body in the universe, but that
               there was a body much larger &amp; brighter that is called </p>
            <p>Baseball schedule given out to-day.</p>
            <p>Did some writing for the news-paper.</p>
            <p>Studied all evening.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Baseball schedule given out.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_016">
            <p>Weather - cold - coldest this Winter.</p>
            <pb n="12"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-12">Friday Jan 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Wrapped up well this morning, car service was good.</p>
            <p>Things went along smoothly in classes.</p>
            <p>Had a few errands to do in town. Hired the typewriter for 3 <choice>
                  <abbr>mos</abbr>
                  <expan>months</expan>
               </choice>. more.</p>
            <p>Spent a quiet evening &amp; retired earlier than usual.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_017">
            <p>Weather - Fair. - Snow.</p>
            <p>Changed to rain late.</p>
            <pb n="13"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-13">Saturday Jan 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Work again to day. Was not rushed but the amount of business was much better than it
               was last <date when="1917-01-08">Saturday</date>.</p>
            <p>There is always some amusing person who tends to brighten &amp; enlighten the
               monotony of the day. A conductor from the <choice>
                  <abbr>B &amp; M</abbr>
                  <expan>Boston &amp; Maine Railroad</expan>
               </choice> was comical when he was trying to pick out a shirt.</p>
            <p><persName>Mr. Sharp</persName> let me go early to night, but not early enough to go
               to <label type="religious">confession</label>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_018">
            <p>Weather - Very Heavy Rain.</p>
            <p>- clear &amp; colder.</p>
            <pb n="14"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-14">Sunday Jan 14</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The torrents of rain prevented the folks from going to church this morning.</p>
            <p>I went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time> Mass</label>.
               The Road was strewn with umbrellas which had been ruined by the heavy squalls.</p>
            <p>Had a very quiet afternoon.</p>
            <p>Took a little nap after dinner &amp; awoke when <persName>Aunt Rate</persName> &amp;
               <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName> called.</p>
            <p>Did some typewriting and retired at <time when="00:45:00">12:45</time>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_019">
            <p>Weather - partly cloudy - cool,</p>
            <p>- fair.</p>
            <pb n="15"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-15">Monday Jan 15</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> lecture on "right" was very
               instructive.</p>
            <p>Did a "little" more chemistry.</p>
            <p>All set for the <label type="social">banquet</label>.</p>
            <p>Did a little studying for to morrow.</p>
            <p>Received a very pathetic letter from <persName>Harriet Thompson</persName>.</p>
            <p>Had quite a good time at the <label type="social">banquet</label>. Too many speeches.
               Service &amp; cuisine excellent.</p>
            <p>Wrote accounts for the <orgName>Journal</orgName> and <orgName>Advertiser</orgName>
               took a story to <persName ref="#BFitzgerald">Bob Fitzgerald</persName>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><label type="social">Alumni Banquet</label>, <placeName>City Club</placeName>.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_020">
            <p>Weather - fine.</p>
            <pb n="16"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-16">Tuesday Jan 16</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Cars delayed this morning. Did not get to class until <time when="09:50:00"
                  >9:50</time>.</p>
            <p>Big notices in papers on the <label type="event">Alumni Banquet</label>. My stories
               were cut down.</p>
            <p>Received letter from <persName>McFadden</persName>.</p>
            <p>Lecture on comets and meteors in <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege"
                  >Astronomy</label>.</p>
            <p>Arranged <label type="sports" ana="#bostoncollege">track meet</label> between the
               Freshman &amp; <orgName>Lynn English High</orgName> for <date when="1917-01-19"
                  >Friday</date> night.</p>
            <p>Drew up constitution of the newly formed <orgName ana="#bostoncollege">Chemistry
                  Club</orgName>, this afternoon.</p>
            <p>First fitting of dress suit.</p>
            <p>Met <persName>John Higgins</persName>.</p>
            <p>Attended <persName ref="#MJAhern">Fr. Ahern's</persName> lecture on
               <placeName>Alaska</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Did very little studying.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Read <persName ref="#GDewey">Admiral George Dewey</persName> died in
                     <placeName>Washington</placeName> this afternoon at age of 80 yrs.</p>
               <p>"Over the Canadian Rockies to Alaska"</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_021">
            <p>Weather -</p>
            <pb n="17"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-17">Wednesday Jan 17</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Had a long talk with <persName ref="#JMFox">Fr. Fox</persName> on <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label>.</p>
            <p>Got the assignment to write an account of the <label type="social">Alumni
                  Banquet</label> for the <orgName>Stylus</orgName>.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JFMulligan">Mulligan</persName> and I came home together.</p>
            <p>I went to work early and spent the whole evening studying <label type="class"
                  ana="bostoncollege">Ethics</label>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_022">
            <p>Weather — rather snowy feeling.</p>
            <p>— Falling temperature.</p>
            <pb n="18"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-18">Thursday Jan 18</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was just on the nick of time this morning.</p>
            <p>Had quite a good deal of matter for the <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege"
                  >History of Philosophy</label> test.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JAMorgan">Fr. Morgan</persName> asked me to enlarge upon the amount of matter for the
               story on the <label type="social">Alumni Banquet</label>.</p>
            <p>Spent best part of the night writing the story.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><label type="event" ana="#bostoncollege">Election</label> of president of the <orgName><choice>
                        <abbr>Chem</abbr>
                        <expan>Chemistry</expan>
                     </choice> Club</orgName> fell to <persName ref="#JGNevins">Joe Nevins</persName>. Am going to
                  protest on grounds that there is no Constitution hence election at this time is
                  illegal </p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_023">
            <p>Weather — Fine.</p>
            <pb n="19"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-19">Friday Jan 19</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was on time this morning.</p>
            <p>Terrible day. Very tiresome.</p>
            <p><choice>
                  <sic>Finnished</sic>
                  <corr>Finished</corr>
               </choice> my story of the <label type="social">Alumni Banquet</label> for the
                  <title>Stylus</title>. Editor <persName ref="#GCMacKinnon">MacKinnon</persName> asked me to the
               board. Did not accept.</p>
            <p>Wrote a story of bowling match for the <orgName>Globe</orgName>.</p>
            <p>Read for literary style to-night.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>
                  <hi rend="underline">Basketball</hi></p>
               <p><orgName>Boston College</orgName> 20 <orgName>New Hampshire</orgName> 35</p>
               <p><orgName><choice>
                        <abbr>B.C.</abbr>
                        <expan>Boston College</expan>
                     </choice></orgName> '20 – 29. <orgName>Lynn <choice>
                        <abbr>EH.S</abbr>
                        <expan>English High School</expan>
                     </choice></orgName> 39</p>
               <p>Election of capt. B.C.H. (postponed)</p>
               <p>Freshmen vs. Lynn English at Lynn (track)</p>
               <p>Varsity v. <choice>
                     <abbr>N.H.</abbr>
                     <expan>New Hampshire</expan>
                  </choice> State at <placeName>Durham</placeName>, (basket ball)</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_024">
            <p>Weather — <choice>
                  <sic>Theatening</sic>
                  <corr>Threatening</corr>
               </choice>.</p>
            <p>Flurries of snow, Afternoon.</p>
            <p>Clear &amp; Cold.</p>
            <pb n="20"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-20">Saturday Jan 20</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Work to-day. Did a big business. Enjoy the work.</p>
            <p><hi rend="underline">Big</hi> fire on <placeName>Atlantic Ave.</placeName>
               <orgName>Leather House</orgName>
               <measure type="currency">$50,000</measure> loss.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#GDewey">Dewey</persName> buried to-day.</p>
            <p>Worked until <time when="11:45:00">11.45</time>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_025">
            <p>Weather — Fine &amp; cold.</p>
            <p>— Snow late at night</p>
            <pb n="21"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-21">Sunday Jan 21</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was up brightly.</p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time> Mass</label> &amp;
               ahead of the priest.</p>
            <p>Did some writing to <persName>Jack Bresnahan</persName> &amp; <persName>Hattee
                  Thompson</persName>.</p>
            <p>Did a little st<del rend="overwritten">y</del><add place="superimposed"
               >u</add>dy.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#ACowlin">Art Cowlin</persName> called &amp; spent the evening.</p>
            <p><persName>Dan McDonald</persName> operated on for a growth on his neck. His mother
               has been very ill but is feeling somewhat better under the doctor's care.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_026">
            <p>Weather — clear &amp; cold, snow on ground.</p>
            <pb n="22"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-22">Monday Jan 22</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Up early.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> on vivisection to-day.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label> very slow.</p>
            <p>No <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">chemistry</label> on account of the Junior
               Lab. exam.</p>
            <p>Started our new scrap book. Saw the pile of my scraps go to waste as the old scrap
               book was destroyed</p>
            <p>Meeting of the <orgName ana="#bostoncollege">chemistry club</orgName>.</p>
            <p>My suit was not ready to be fitted.</p>
            <p>Did some writing for the papers.</p>
            <p>Service on elevated very poor. took me 50 minutes to get home from <placeName>Milk
                  St.</placeName></p>
            <p>Studied <choice>
                  <sic>aleve</sic>
                  <corr>all eve</corr>
               </choice>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_027">
            <p>Weather — Clear &amp; cold.</p>
            <pb n="23"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-23">Tuesday Jan 23</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Just reached class on time.</p>
            <p>Exam days for next week announced.</p>
            <p>No more advance in <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">History of
                  Philosophy</label> until after exam.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#MJessup">Fr Jessup's</persName> mother has died.</p>
            <p>Went in town early &amp; was fitted for my suit.</p>
            <p>Started studying early for I have to take an exam in <label type="class"
                  ana="bostoncollege">Ethics</label> which I missed before <label type="holiday"
                  >Christmas</label>.</p>
            <p>Wrote to <persName>Hughie O'Byrne</persName> &amp; <persName ref="#ACowlin">Art
               Cowlin</persName>.</p>
            <p>Phoned to <persName ref="#DOConnor">Dorothy</persName> who has accepted the invitation to the <label
                  type="social">Ball</label> Wednesday night.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>"Our Slumbering Volcanoes, <placeName>Mt <choice>
                        <sic>Renier</sic>
                        <corr>Rainier</corr>
                     </choice></placeName> &amp; <placeName>Crater Lake</placeName>"</p>

            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_028">
            <p>Weather — Fine.</p>
            <pb n="24"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-24">Wednesday Jan 24</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Did not get up at the early hour I had planned on.</p>
            <p>Worried a lot over the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> exam
               so I skipped <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label> &amp; <label
                  type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Chemistry</label> &amp; studied in the <orgName
                  ana="#bostoncollege">Athletic office</orgName>. Just as I hoped it we had the same
               questions which were given in the other exam. K.O.ed it.</p>
            <p>Sweaters given out. I like the sweater so much that I am tempted to give up my plan
               of exchanging it for a knitted vest.</p>
            <p><persName>Mrs. O'Donnell</persName> &amp; <persName>Mollie</persName> called &amp;
               spent the evening. <persName>Mollie</persName> looked charming.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_029">
            <p>Weather — moderate.</p>
            <pb n="25"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-25">Thursday Jan 25</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Up like a bird this morning.</p>
            <p>Last lecture in <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Astronomy</label> but
                  <unclear reason="illegible">1</unclear> before the exam. Gradually getting down to
               the exams which will complete the first term of my last year of college life. I look
               forward to the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> with much
               apprehension, because we have so much difficult matter, &amp; so hard to explain.</p>
            <p>Started to put some clippings in my scrapbook. We have a brand new Athletic
               scrapbook. It is as large as a full page of newspaper. It was made especially for
               us.</p>
            <p><persName>Mr Ray</persName> submitted 2 samples for the <orgName>Boston
                  College</orgName> pin, having the Letter "B".</p>
            <p>Studied my <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">History of Philosophy</label> all
               eve.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_030">
            <p>Weather — Moderate.</p>
            <p>Cold.</p>
            <pb n="26"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-26">Friday Jan 26</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Felt uneasy for the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">History of
                  Philosophy</label> exam and so I got up early to do some studying.</p>
            <p>"<title>Stylus</title>" came out to-day and there was much comment about
               <persName ref="#GCMacKinnon">MacKinnon's</persName> editorial on the flock spirit at the college.</p>
            <p> My own story of the <label type="social">banquet</label> took up 5 pages of the
                  <title>Alumni Chronicle</title>.</p>
            <p>Looked forward all day to my visit to <persName ref="#DOConnor">Dorothy</persName> to night. However
               I did not have to go until to-night, so did shopping around town.</p>
            <p>My dress suit was all ready but for a little pressing. Bought a white vest
                     <orgName><unclear reason="illegible">Macalen</unclear> Parker's</orgName>.</p>
            <p><persName>Miss Ethier</persName> gave me three tickets for the <label type="social"
                  >Philomatheia Ball</label>. Pretty soft.</p>
            <p>Well, I had a very enjoyable evening with the charming <persName ref="#DOConnor">Miss
                  O'Connor</persName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_031">
            <p>Weather — cold.</p>
            <pb n="27"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-27">Saturday Jan 27</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>At work again to-day. Trade was slow &amp; as a result I did not come near my last
               week sales. <persName>Mr. Sharpe</persName> has asked me to work some afternoons when
               needed. It will be a chance to raise a little money. Worked until <time
                  when="22:00:00">10 o'clock</time>.</p>
            <p>Big fire in <placeName>Pittsburgh</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Big explosion in <placeName>Dresden <choice>
                     <abbr>Ger.</abbr>
                     <expan>Germany</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> 1000 women reported killed.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>
                  <orgName><choice>
                        <abbr>Coast Artillery Corps</abbr>
                        <expan>United States Army Coast Artillery Corps</expan>
                     </choice></orgName> Meet. </p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_032">
            <p>Weather — Snow &amp; Cold.</p>
            <pb n="28"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-28">Sunday Jan 28</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="09:00:00">9 o'clock</time> Mass</label>
               with <persName ref="#TAOConnor">Tom O'Connor</persName>. Lent him my <title>History Vol II. St Mathews
                  Church</title>.</p>
            <p>Spent morning with <persName>Tom</persName> watching him perform with the weights
               &amp; the piano.</p>
            <p>Loafed all afternoon scanning papers for news of interest.</p>
            <p>Typewrote a lot of notes.</p>
            <p>Too lazy to go in town to write a story.</p>
            <p>Studied <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label> for tomorrow's
               exam.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Big fire late to night at <placeName>Chauncey St.</placeName>
                  <measure type="currency">$400,000</measure> loss. </p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_033">
            <p>Weather — unsettled</p>
            <p>light snow A.M.</p>
            <pb n="29"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-29">Monday Jan 29</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was expecting the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label> Exam but
               must have misunderstood <persName ref="#JMFox">Fr. Fox</persName> when he made the
               announcement.</p>
            <p>The exam for tomorrow does not present the opposition that the <label type="class"
                  ana="bostoncollege">Ethics</label> does. We will be over our heads when that is
               handed out <date when="1917-01-31">Wednesday</date>.</p>
            <p>Had long talk with <persName ref="#JMFox">Fr. Fox</persName> on <persName ref="#GCMacKinnon">MacKinnon's</persName>
               editorial.</p>
            <p>Went into the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>Balt</abbr>
                     <expan>Baltimore</expan>
                  </choice> &amp; Ohio Co</orgName> with <persName>John Elliott</persName> to get a
               price on the Southern trips.</p>
            <p>Met <persName>Bob Gill</persName>
               <unclear reason="illegible">a</unclear> received the check from <orgName>Boston
                  Journal</orgName>.</p>
            <p>Came home &amp; studied <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">History of
                  Philosophy</label>.</p>
            <p>Am finding it hard to get a machine for Wednesday eve.</p>
            <p>My Dress suit is a dream!</p>
            <postscript>
               <p> Mid Year Exam, <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label>. </p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_034">
            <p>Weather. — warm.</p>
            <pb n="30"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-30">Tuesday Jan 30</date></p>
            <p>Was up at <time when="04:00:00">4. A.M.</time> &amp; studied <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">History of Phil.</label></p>
            <p>The exam was a good one &amp; I did well.</p>
            <p>Went in town and did some newspaper writing for the <label type="social"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">Philomatheia Ball</label>.</p>
            <p>Studied until <time when="21:00:00">9 o'clock</time> on the <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> &amp; then went to bed.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p> Mid Year Exam — <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">History of
                     Philosophy</label>.</p>
               <p>"<placeName>California</placeName> &amp; the <placeName>Grand
                  Canyon</placeName>"</p>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough">Our slumbering Volcanoes, <placeName>Mt <choice>
                           <sic>Renier</sic>
                           <corr>Rainier</corr>
                        </choice></placeName> &amp; <placeName>Crater Lake</placeName>"</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_035">
            <p>Weather — threatening —</p>
            <p> Snow — Rain — Hail during evening &amp; night</p>
            <pb n="31"/>
            <p><date when="1917-01-31">Wednesday Jan 31</date></p>
            <p>Up at <time when="02:30:00">2.30</time> &amp; studied <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label>. Ceased at <time when="07:30:00">7.30</time>.
               Very nervous indeed. The exam was most thorough &amp; I am afraid that I did not do
               as well as I should have done. A three hour exam seems to be too much.</p>
            <p>Went home early, bath &amp; nap till <time when="18:00:00">6</time>. Made ready for
                  <label type="social" ana="#bostoncollege">Ball</label>.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#HBMurray">Bennie Murray</persName> called at <time when="20:00:00">8 sharp</time>.
               Then we picked up <persName ref="#DOConnor">Dorothy O'Connor</persName>, <persName>Mrs.
                  Elston</persName> &amp; the Misses <persName>Marion</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Dorothy Elston</persName> &amp; <persName>Mrs. Murray</persName>.</p>
            <p>Had a wonderful night, and would like to have more such. <persName ref="#DOConnor">Dorothy</persName>
               was most charming and was the "belle of the Ball" from my point of view.</p>
            <p>We<del rend="overwritten"><unclear reason="illegible">r</unclear></del> enjoyed both
               the big orchestra and the <choice>
                  <sic>Hawaian</sic>
                  <corr>Hawaiian</corr>
               </choice> orchestra.</p>
            <p>Danced till <time when="02:00:00">2</time> and it was <time when="03:40:00"
                  >3-40</time> when I arrived home.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Mid Year — <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label></p>
               <p><label type="social" ana="#bostoncollege">Philomatheia Ball</label>,
                     <placeName>Copley Plaza</placeName></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_036">
            <p>Weather — Rain — Cold.</p>
            <pb n="32"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-01">Thursday Feb 1</date></p>
            <p>After getting home from the <label type="social">Ball</label> I tried to study some
                  <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Astronomy</label>. It was <time
                  when="04:10:00">four-ten A.M</time> when I started and I fell asleep so many times
               before <time when="05:00:00">5 o'clock</time> that I decided to go to bed.</p>
            <p>Had much trouble getting up at <time when="08:00:00">8 o'clock</time>.</p>
            <p>Studied during the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label>
               period.</p>
            <p>Don't remember ever knowing so little about an examination.</p>
            <p>Went home and did some newspaper reading. Slept till <time when="18:30:00"
                  >6.30</time>, and spent evening doing some odd jobs.</p>
            <p>Read a most interesting short story: "<title>Hard of Head</title>" by
                  <persName ref="#RWChild">Richard Washburn Child</persName>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>German Note, threatening all commerce in vicinity of Allied Countries</p>
               <p>Mid Year Exam, <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Astronomy</label>.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_037">
            <p>Weather — Clear &amp; <hi rend="underline">Cold.</hi></p>
            <pb n="33"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-02">Friday Feb 2</date></p>
            <p>Was somewhat in the power of <persName>Morpheus</persName> this morning.</p>
            <p>Appointment at <placeName>Tufts</placeName> with <persName>Mike
                  Blumerfield</persName>. He had some hard job and I had some tough endurance.</p>
            <p>We had lunch and it was <time when="16:00:00">four o'clock</time> before he finished.
               Have made an appointment for next Wednesday afternoon.</p>
            <p>Read all evening.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><placeName>Washington</placeName> all stirred over the latest crisis, due to the
                  German Note.</p>
               <p> Term Holiday.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_038">
            <p>Weather - Clear - Coldest day this year.</p>
            <p>Thermometer 2 below at <placeName>Ed. Everett Sq.</placeName></p>
            <pb n="34"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-03">Saturday Feb 3</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Slept late this morning, but was only five minutes late at the store.</p>
            <p>Business was very good all day. In spite of the fact that it was very cold, there
               were many people shopping.</p>
            <p>I did my best day's sales &amp; sold over $40 all day. <persName>Mr.
                  Sharpe</persName> went home early &amp; I <choice>
                  <sic>staid</sic>
                  <corr>stayed</corr>
               </choice> till the shop closed at <time when="23:40:00">11.40</time>.</p>
            <p>Newspaper did a big business with the Extra Editions, for <persName>Von
                  Bernstuff</persName> the German ambassador was given his passport &amp; sent home
               &amp; at the same time <persName ref="#JWGerard">Gerard</persName> was called home.</p>
            <p>Much fear that war will be declared by <gap reason="missing word"/> There should be
               no need for that for Germany will make satisfactory amends.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><choice>
                     <abbr>B. A. A.</abbr>
                     <expan>Boston Athletic Association</expan>
                  </choice> Meet</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_039">
            <p>Weather - Clear - Moderate</p>
            <pb n="35"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-04">Sunday Feb 4</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was very sleepy this morning.</p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11.30</time> Mass</label> with
               <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName>. </p>
            <p>Read the papers. Called <persName ref="#DOConnor">Dorothy</persName> on the phone. </p>
            <p>Did a little preparation for to-morrow's beginning of the second term -- My last term
               in college.</p>
            <p><persName>Frank Melanson</persName> called and tried to leave the impression that he
               is a prosperous business man. Maybe, but we doubt it very much! We're from
                  <placeName>Missouri</placeName>!</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_040">
            <p>Weather - Biggest storm of year.</p>
            <p>Blizzard with lightning &amp; thunder.</p>
            <p>Cold.</p>
            <pb n="36"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-05">Monday Feb 5</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was late in getting to class for the storm slowed up the transit. </p>
            <p>Began our <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">General Ethics</label>.</p>
            <p>Off last hour - <foreign xml:lang="la">schola brevis</foreign>.</p>
            <p>Did some work in the Lab. Spilled the residue in my determination of Chlorine. Will
               continue &amp; go through the experiment.</p>
            <p>Learned that <persName>Jack Kyte</persName> is in <placeName>Natick</placeName>.
               Tried to get <persName ref="#TJMcCluskey">Fr. McCluskey</persName> give him some lessons in
               Elocution.</p>
            <p>Was a long time getting home. Service all tied up.</p>
            <p>Studied all eve.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_041">
            <p>Weather - Clear.</p>
            <pb n="37"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-06">Tuesday Feb 6</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Everything is once more in full swing. The old grindstone is beginning to get into
               its stride once more.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Geology</label> begins. Reviewed the Nebular <choice>
                  <abbr>Hypoth</abbr>
                  <expan>Hypothesis</expan>
               </choice>.</p>
            <p><persName>Jack Kyte</persName> visited the college. Had an interview with
               <persName ref="#TJMcCluskey">Fr. McCluskey</persName>.</p>
            <p><persName>Jack</persName> had supper at home here. I took him to see <persName>Joe
                  Whalen</persName> for Elocution instruction.</p>
            <p>Went out for <persName ref="#DOConnor">Dorothy</persName>. We went to the <placeName>Columbus
                  Club</placeName> in <persName>Phelan's</persName> car. Had a wonderful time. I did
               not have to go home with <persName ref="#DOConnor">Dorothy</persName> as <persName>Frank</persName> undertook that.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Columbus Club - Day Nursery.</p>
               <p><title>"The Fair Land Tyrol"</title></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_042">
            <p>Weather - Clear.</p>
            <pb n="38"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-07">Wednesday Feb 7</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Up at 7 &amp; did some studying for the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege"
                  >Evidences</label> Exam.</p>
            <p>Had breakfast with <persName>Jack</persName>.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label> was not hard. Wrote a lot,
               but can not safely say that all was correct.</p>
            <p>Had my bicuspid filled. It was a hard job &amp; it was well done.</p>
            <p>Was very tired tonight so did not stay up preparing for tomorrow’s test in <label
                  type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">psychology</label>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_043">
            <p>Weather - clear &amp; warm</p>
            <pb n="39"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-08">Thursday Feb 8</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Again on time. I surely am improving.</p>
            <p>Was somewhat worried over my unpreparedness for <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">psychology</label>.</p>
            <p>The <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label> exam was as I had
               expected. I did fairly well.</p>
            <p>Did my typewriting early &amp; then went in town to write some stories for the
               paper.</p>
            <p>Came home &amp; studied <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label>.</p>
            <p><label type="religious">The Passion Play of Santa Barbara</label> will be presented
                  <date>Tuesdays</date> &amp; <date>Thursdays</date> &amp; <date>Saturday</date>
               afternoons for 4 weeks beginning <date when="1917-03-06">March 6</date>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_044">
            <p>Weather - rained - cleared, cold</p>
            <pb n="40"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-09">Friday Feb 9</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Once again this most tiresome of all the days of the week has come around.</p>
            <p>Two periods of <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label> have been
               used up with discussions which did not reach anywhere.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label> was a grand round of
               accusations and question concerning the selling of <unclear reason="illegible"
                  >masses</unclear>.</p>
            <p>Went out to <placeName>Curtis Hall</placeName> to see the <label type="sports">B.C.
                  High - East Boston High swimming meet</label>. It was postponed on account of the
               death of <persName>Jim <unclear reason="illegible">Murman</unclear></persName>.
               However I watched the <label type="sports">Intermediate class meet of West Roxbury
                  &amp; Hyde Park Highschools</label>.</p>
            <p><persName>Jack Kyte</persName> &amp; I went to <orgName>M. Sweeney’s</orgName> in
                  <placeName>No. Cambridge</placeName> tonight. Missed last elevated train. I did
               not get home until <time when="01:30:00">1:30 A.M.</time>.</p>
            <p>Getting very cold.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_045">
            <p>Weather - cold</p>
            <pb n="41"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-10">Saturday Feb 10</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Much colder feeling than last <date when="1917-02-03">Saturday</date> was.</p>
            <p>Was somewhat late this morning. Surprised at the good business which we did. I
               understand that last week was the best week since the store opened with the exception
               of <label type="holiday">Christmas</label> week.</p>
            <p><persName>M. Sharpe</persName> let me go at <time when="10:30:00">10:30</time>.</p>
            <p>Since <date when="1917-02-01">February 1,</date> the Germans have sunk 74 vessels of
               both belligerants &amp; neutrals.</p>
            <p>Big fire at <placeName>Hotel Lennox</placeName> at <time when="05:00:00">5
                  o’clock</time> this morning. No lives lost. Many thrilling rescues.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_046">
            <p>Weather - clear &amp; cold</p>
            <pb n="42"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-11">Sunday Feb 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time> Mass</label>.</p>
            <p><persName>Jack</persName> was home when I got home from <label type="religious"
                  >Mass</label>. He had to hurry back to <placeName>Natick</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Received word that <persName>Dan McDonald</persName> was very ill.</p>
            <p>Did some studying this afternoon so that I might go to <placeName>Natick</placeName>
               tonight.</p>
            <p>Left <placeName>Upham Corner</placeName>
               <time when="18:00:00">6 PM</time>. Arrived <placeName>Natick Common</placeName>
               <time when="19:20:00">7:20</time>.</p>
            <p>Had a very fine evening. There were 32 present &amp; all were in good spirits. It was
               a great showing to <persName>Jack</persName>.</p>
            <p><persName>Johnnie Kyte’s</persName> daughter <persName>Caroline</persName> has all
               the ear marks of a talented young lady. She should make good as an entertainer.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_047">
            <p>Cold</p>
            <pb n="43"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-12">Monday Feb 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Up at <time when="06:30:00">6.30</time>. Very cold!</p>
            <p> Had breakfast at <persName>Annie Moran's</persName>. Studied until <time
                  when="07:40:00">7.40</time>.</p>
            <p> Bade farewell to <persName>Annie</persName> and <persName>Kate</persName>.
                  <persName>Annie</persName> going into <persName>McDonalds'</persName> for
                  <persName>Dan</persName> was to be examined.</p>
            <p>Visited <persName>Alice</persName> &amp; <persName>Uncle Ed</persName>.</p>
            <p>Boarded the <time when="20:07:00">8.07</time> &amp; arrived at the college after 20
               minute hike at <time when="21:05:00">9.05</time>. </p>
            <p>Was caught on the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> Exam.</p>
            <p>Did some lab work.</p>
            <p>Studied all evening.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_048">
            <p>Warmer</p>
            <p>Light fall of snow late P.M.</p>
            <pb n="44"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-13">Tuesday Feb 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> As usual <persName ref="#JIJCorrigan">Fr. Corrigan</persName> gave a test in <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">History of Philosophy</label>.</p>
            <p> Went in town with <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Mulligan</persName> &amp; <persName ref="#ASullivan">Sullivan</persName>.
               Called at the <placeName>Jewellers Building</placeName> and the <placeName>Record
                  office</placeName>.</p>
            <p> Dropped in to the <placeName>Somerset</placeName> &amp; met some old friends at the
                  <label type="social">Ball of the Catholic Alumni</label>.</p>
            <p> Wrote a story for the <orgName>Advertiser</orgName>.</p>
            <p> Penned a little note to <persName ref="#DOConnor">Dorothy</persName> after getting home.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><label type="social">Catholic Alumni Ball</label></p>
               <p>"Our Nation's Newest Playground, <placeName>Glacier Nat. Park</placeName>"</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_049">
            <p>Warmer. Sloppy walking</p>
            <pb n="45"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-14">Wednesday Feb 14</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was late for class. Service poor, Of course!</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#JMFox">Fr. Fox</persName> is beginning to assert his rights. Following the example
               set by <persName ref="#JIJCorrigan">Fr. Corrigan</persName>, he handed out a test in <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label>.</p>
            <p> Left college early &amp; went to the <placeName>Tufts Clinic</placeName> to have
               teeth fixed. Had 1 tooth prepared &amp; 1 filled with amalgam.</p>
            <p>Did some studying &amp; then went to the <placeName>Tuileries</placeName> to the
                  <label type="social">Collegiate Club Ball</label>. Was surprised to find it an
               informal party.</p>
            <p> Wrote story for the <orgName>Advertiser</orgName>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><label><hi rend="underline">Basketball</hi></label></p>
               <p><orgName>Boston College</orgName> vs.<orgName>St. Mary's</orgName> 16-26</p>

            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_050">
            <p>Moderate temperature. Falling towards night.</p>
            <pb n="46"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-15">Thursday Feb 15</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Felt more like staying in bed than getting up. <foreign xml:lang="la">Mirabile
                  dictu</foreign> I was on time for class. </p>
            <p> Ultimatum concerning talking &amp; communicating during lectures was read to the
               class by <persName ref="#JIJCorrigan">Fr. Corrigan</persName>. Twenty five lines of the
                  <title>Illiad</title> to be written neatly is the punishment for offenders. Class
               took the notice with sublime indifference deigning to ridicule it by most ironical <choice>
                  <sic>boistrousness</sic>
                  <corr>boisterousness</corr>
               </choice>.</p>
            <p> Still harping on <persName>St. Thomas</persName> in the <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">History of Philosophy</label>.</p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Geology</label> gives promise of great
               interest.</p>
            <p> Paid a visit to the <placeName><orgName>Record</orgName> office</placeName>.</p>
            <p> Tried to study all eve.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_051">
            <p>Moderate. Threatened to snow.</p>
            <pb n="47"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-16">Friday Feb 16</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>
               <persName ref="#JMFox">Father Fox</persName> gave the best lecture of the year in <label
                  type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label> to-day. At the beginning of
               the second period he worked himself up explaining what the fellows would have to face
               out in the world and then going on to refute a certain <choice>
                  <sic>pychologist</sic>
                  <corr>psychologist</corr>
               </choice> or rather a <del rend="strikethrough">p</del> mental philosopher. He surely
               did himself justice &amp; made the fellows pay attention. </p>
            <p> Was excused from <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label> and had
               another tooth filled. It was some job. A molar on the upper set.</p>
            <p> Went to the <label type="sports">basket ball game</label> tonight. <orgName>Boston
                  College</orgName> defeated the <orgName>College of Pharmacy</orgName> 29-14.
                  <orgName>B.C. High</orgName> lost to <orgName>Rogers High</orgName> 18-9. The
                  <orgName>Tyros</orgName> defeated the <orgName>Bartlett Club</orgName> 42-5.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><hi rend="underline">Basket ball.</hi></p>
               <p><orgName>Boston College</orgName> vs. <orgName>College of Pharmacy</orgName>.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_052">
            <p>Ideal day.</p>
            <pb n="48"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-17">Saturday Feb 17</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was up early in order to see the Managing Editor of the <orgName>Record</orgName>.
               Did not see him at that time but saw him at <time when="12:30:00">12.30</time>. Spoke
               also to <persName ref="#Mitchell">Mitchell</persName> concerning the schoolboy column of the
                  <title>Record</title>. The result although not definite was not discouraging.</p>
            <p> Business was quite good today. There were crowds of people about the town perhaps
               attracted by the fine weather. Yet the sales were not large. </p>
            <p> Worked up to <time when="23:40:00">11.40</time>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_053">
            <p>Spring like. Thaw.</p>
            <pb n="49"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-18">Sunday Feb 18</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11.30</time> Mass</label>.</p>
            <p> Reviewed papers. Straightened up my scrap book.</p>
            <p> Had hearty dinner as I did also at breakfast, evidently I was hungry.</p>
            <p> Had a nap until after <time when="21:00:00">nine o'clock</time>.</p>
            <p> Did some pressing.</p>
            <p> Studied <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_054">
            <p>Clear --</p>
            <p>Snow late P.M.</p>
            <pb n="50"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-19">Monday Feb 19</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was on time. Starting week <del rend="strikethrough">well</del><del
                  rend="strikethrough">great</del> well.</p>
            <p> We were handed out a lot of Ethics on Suicide.</p>
            <p> Skipped last period of <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Chemistry</label>
               for I was due to work at the <placeName>North Station</placeName> at <time
                  when="14:00:00">2 P.M.</time> Business was quite good.</p>
            <p> Studied all eve.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#FFunston">Gen. Fred. Funston</persName> of <choice>
                  <sic>Philipine</sic>
                  <corr>Philippine</corr>
               </choice> &amp; Mexican fame died to-day.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_055">
            <p>Slight rain. Cleared off but still cloudy.</p>
            <pb n="51"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-20">Tuesday Feb 20</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Looked a lot like rain but it held off.</p>
            <p>Review in <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label> is now going
               full blast. <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> is progressing
               slowly along the question of suicide. </p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Geology</label> is becoming somewhat
               interesting. The structure of crystals amazed us to-day.</p>
            <p> Worked again this afternoon. Business was slow.</p>
            <p> Received word that a <measure type="currency">$40</measure>
               <unclear reason="illegible">bundle</unclear> was at the office for me. Dug down for
               the money tonight. It was a long dig. <unclear reason="illegible">Pl</unclear> to my
               helpers among the undergraduates.</p>
            <p> Retired early.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_056">
            <p>Clear, somewhat cold.</p>
            <pb n="52"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-21">Wednesday Feb 21</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>
               <hi rend="underline"><label type="religious">Ash Wednesday</label></hi>. Was very
               sleepy. Very thorough explanation of lying in <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label>. <persName>Ralph Quinn</persName> disturbed
               the dignity of the class by wearing a wing collar with a red bow tie.</p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label> a spectacle.</p>
            <p> My "B" pins arrived and I had to lay out some good money. The pins are quite
               satisfactory.</p>
            <p> Distributed 9 doz.</p>
            <p> Went in town &amp; way home. </p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#TAOConnor">Tom O'Connor</persName> &amp; I saw <persName ref="#AKellerman">Annette Kellerman</persName>
               in <title>"A Daughter of the Gods"</title>. Production very fine.</p>
            <p> The <orgName>Columbia <choice>
                     <sic>Theater</sic>
                     <corr>Theatre</corr>
                  </choice></orgName>, <orgName>Loew's So. End Theater</orgName> was burned out
               along with some surrounding buildings. Elevated service stopped.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_057">
            <p>light fall of snow.</p>
            <pb n="53"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-22">Thursday Feb 22</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Went to work at <time when="08:00:00">8 A.M.</time> at the <placeName>North
                  Station</placeName>. Was delayed by poor service owing to the elevated being
               unable to run past the burned district.</p>
            <p> Business was very good for we were the only haberdashers open. Big crowds in town
               for the <label type="holiday">holiday</label>.</p>
            <p> All through work <del rend="strikethrough">fe</del> before <time when="18:00:00"
                  >six</time>.</p>
            <p> Scouted up some signatures for <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Mulligans</persName> nomination blank. Met
               old &amp; new friends.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_058">
            <p>Chilly; Warmer</p>
            <p>Rain during evening &amp; night.</p>
            <pb n="54"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-23">Friday Feb 23</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Harvard Square cars switched down <placeName>Huntington Ave.</placeName> for some
               reason this <time>A.M.</time></p>
            <p> Continued our lectures on lying.</p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label> did not progress far.</p>
            <p> Marks for the term were given out and <foreign xml:lang="la">mirabile
                  dictu</foreign></p>
            <p>I did not get a condition. No medal coming this way but still the marks weren't
               terrible.</p>
            <p> The pins are going fast. My first order is almost depleted. Intend to order 200
               more.</p>
            <p> Had a talk with <persName>N.S. Ray</persName> this afternoon. I returned the pins
               which were defective. </p>
            <p> Covered the <orgName>Auto High School</orgName>
               <label type="social">Boston Club Banquet</label> at the
                  <placeName>Thorndike</placeName> for the <orgName>Globe</orgName>.</p>
            <p> Elevated Train running past the <placeName>Columbia</placeName> again.</p>
            <p>
               <ref target="https://www.gothamcenter.org/blog/the-food-riots-of-1917">Food
                  riots</ref> in <placeName>Boston</placeName>, <placeName>New York</placeName>,
               &amp; <placeName>Philadelphia</placeName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_059">
            <p>Rain-</p>
            <p>clear and cold</p>
            <pb n="55"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-24">Saturday Feb 24</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was much surprised this morning when <persName>Mr Sharpe</persName> informed me that
               there had been a shortage each day that I worked last week. I am unable to account
               for it. The blame coincidently was placed at my door for up to this there had been no
               mistakes made in giving change.</p>
            <p>Business was very good today. Most especially in the afternoon. We were rushed
               continually.</p>
            <p>Was much obliged to get off early tonight. I noticed that <persName>Sharpe</persName>
               <del rend="overstrike">no </del> took the till before I left work.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Exeter</orgName> won the schoolboy meet by an overwhelming number of
                  points. <orgName>Harvard</orgName> 20 beat <orgName>Boston College</orgName></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_060">
            <p>Beautiful Day, Thaw</p>
            <pb n="56"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-25">Sunday Feb 25</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time> Mass</label>.
               <label>Peters pence</label> collection to-day. Met <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Mulligan</persName>
               &amp; <persName>Hickerjoy</persName>.</p>
            <p>Did some cleaning this P.M. </p>
            <p><persName>Johnny</persName> was not home &amp; we had a very quiet day. </p>
            <p>Did a lot of typewriting of notes which have accumulated.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_061">
            <p>Rain-</p>
            <pb n="57"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-26">Monday Feb 26</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The second month of the year is rapidly nearing its end.</p>
            <p>Lecture on right to protect one’s property in <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege"
                  >Ethics</label>.</p>
            <p>Was unable to do much in Chem for <persName>Parsons</persName> was using the
               scales.</p>
            <p>Worked at the <placeName>North Station</placeName> this afternoon.</p>
            <p>Went to bed early for my head &amp; eyes bothered me &amp; after an effort I finally
               went off to slumber.</p>
            <p><name>Cunard</name> liner <hi rend="underline"><name>Laconia</name></hi>
               <ref target="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Laconia_(1911)">sunk</ref> by a
               U-boat. 27 Americans aboard her.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_062">
            <p>Unsettled weather</p>
            <pb n="58"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-27">Tuesday Feb 27</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>My pins are selling very well. Have been handicapped by the number of pins which are
               defective. The demand prompts me to order 200 more, which I will do shortly.</p>
            <p>Started the <title>“Decline of Scholasticism"</title> to-day.</p>
            <p>We examined several specimens of rock formations to-day.</p>
            <p>Again worked at the <placeName>Haberdasher</placeName>. Business was very slow.</p>
            <p>Studied all eve.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_063">
            <p>Unsettled weather.</p>
            <pb n="59"/>
            <p><date when="1917-02-28">Wednesday Feb 28</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Started the very important subject of socialism in <label type="class"
                  ana="bostoncollege">Ethics</label> this morning.</p>
            <p>We will devote the next 2 weeks to discussing it.</p>
            <p>Getting ready for the final Exam in <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege"
               >Psychology</label>. From what <persName ref="#JMFox">Father Fox</persName>told me it is going
               to be a tough Exam.</p>
            <p>Worked this afternoon at the <placeName>North Station</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Dropped in to the <orgName>Record</orgName> and recieved some long delayed expense
               money. Talked with <persName ref="#Mitchell">Mitchell</persName>.</p>
            <p>Studied all Eve.</p>
            <p>The sinking of the <name>Laconia</name> has unnerved many. It is expected that this
               is the long looked for “overt act". <persName ref="#TWWilson">President</persName> was refused full
               power which he sought from Congress, relative to the arming or patroling of American
               shipping.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_064">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="60"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-01">Thursday March 1</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was very lucky to get to class on time.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Ethics</label> was interrupted by <label
                  type="religious">Confessions</label> with the result that we did not have our
                  <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">History of Philosophy</label> to-day.</p>
            <p>Studied the Granite group in <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege"
               >Geology</label>.</p>
            <p>Worked at the <placeName>North Station</placeName> this afternoon.</p>
            <p>Studied <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Ethics</label> all Eve.</p>
            <p>Big German plot to involve the <placeName>U.S.</placeName> in a War with
                  <placeName>Mexico</placeName> &amp; <placeName>Japan</placeName> revealed
               to-day.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_065">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="61"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-02">Friday March 2</date></p>
         </div>

         <div type="entry">
            <p><label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Ethics</label> Exam was a good fair one. Did
               well.</p>
            <p>Had three periods of <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Psychology</label>
               to-day &amp; we finished the review of all the matter.</p>
            <p>Had some work done on my teeth.</p>
            <p>Called on <persName>Dr. Murphy</persName> to get data for my story in the
                  <orgName>Stylus</orgName> on the <orgName>Graduate Board</orgName>.</p>
            <p>Dropped a few times to <persName>Joe Breen</persName> to start work on a class
               reunion.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><persName ref="#TWWilson">Wilson</persName> confirmed the <del rend="strikethrough">the</del> big
                  German plot.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_066">
            <p>Threatening weather.</p>
            <p>Slight snow.</p>
            <pb n="62"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-03">Saturday March 3</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Well, it looks like more Winter. The little old ground hog was pretty near correct
               when he ducked back for some more snoozes.</p>
            <p>Business was exceptionally fine this afternoon, but fell off in the evening.</p>
            <p><persName>Keane</persName>has had a falling out with <persName>Helen</persName>, but
               she fixed it up tonight.</p>
            <p>Worked late.</p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_067">
            <p>Stormy</p>
            <pb n="63"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-04">Sunday Mar 4</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time> mass</label> with
                  <persName ref="#JJCraven">Father</persName></p>
            <p><persName>Josie Kyte</persName> slept upsatirs last night. She brought
                  <persName>Florence Boyd</persName> to the home. <persName>Miss Boyd</persName> is
               from <placeName>Cape Breton</placeName> &amp; in training in the <orgName>City
                  Hospital</orgName></p>
            <p>Started to study my Pyschology at <time when="01:20:00">1:20</time> tonight. Finished
               after <time when="03:00:00">3 A.M.</time></p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_068">
            <p>Blizzard</p>
            <pb n="64"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-05">Monday Mar 5</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was surprised upon getting up to see how much snow had fallen during the nights
               blizzard.</p>
            <p>Arrived at college on time but our exam did not begin until <time when="10:00:00">10
                  o'clock</time> It was <time when="10:30:00"> 10:30</time> before we had gotten
               under way. The exam was a fine one </p>
            <p>Did some preliminary work in chemistry</p>
            <p>Went in to the <placeName> Record office</placeName> and was <unclear
                  reason="illegible">?l??t</unclear> out to get some pictures of the <label
                  type="religious">Passion Play</label>. Met <persName ref="#MJAhern"> Fr. Ahern</persName> at the
                  <placeName> Gainsborough Station</placeName> and reviewed 2 pictures. Wrote a
               story for the pictures</p>
            <p>Saw <persName ref="#TAOConnor">Tom O'Connor</persName> at the <unclear reason="illegible">
                  bl?</unclear> Did some pressing</p>
         </div>
         <div type="postscript">
            <p><label type="event">President Wilson's <ref
                     target="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_inauguration_of_Woodrow_Wilson"
                     >inauguration</ref></label></p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_069">
            <p>Clear, somewhat cold</p>
            <pb n="65"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-06">Tuesday Mar 6</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Naturally traffic was congested this morning and car service was bad consequently I
               was late. <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Ethics</label> was spellbinding.
                  <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Natural Theology</label> aired for the
               first time.</p>
            <p>The enormity of <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Geology</label> is beginning
               to stagger me.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JKFlemming">Fleming</persName> &amp; I posed for our pictures at the <orgName>Champlain
                  Studios</orgName>. <persName>John</persName> braved the "L" service with me and
               had supper at home with me. He ushered at the <label type="religious">Passion
                  Play</label> while I helped to move scenery etc.</p>
            <p>Wrote a story for the <orgName>Advertiser</orgName>.</p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_070">
            <p>Fine, Snow melting</p>
            <pb n="66"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-07">Wednesday Mar 7</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was late with a score of classmates but <persName>Mica</persName> would not let us
               get by without knowing that he knew we were late. After a short time in the Hall we
               were admitted to class.</p>
            <p>Had a big filling put in. The job was done well.</p>
            <p>Studied all evening.</p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_071">
            <p>Fine, Snow melting fast</p>
            <pb n="67"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-08">Thursday Mar 8</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was late again, but <persName>M. Jersey</persName> would not let me enter until <time
                  when="10:20:00">10:20</time>. Of course <persName>“Donie"</persName> had to
               impress it upon us that 5% was taken off for each lateness. <persName ref="#JMFox">Fr.
                  Fox</persName> was distracted today. I felt sorry for him.</p>
            <p>Had the finishing touches put on my tooth.</p>
            <p>Did some scene shifting for the <label type="religious">Passion Play</label>
               tonight.</p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_072">
            <p>Fine,</p>
            <pb n="68"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-09">Friday Mar 9</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was on time this morning, although I left the same time as I did the 2 previous
               mornings.</p>
            <p>The usual tiresome Friday program.</p>
            <p>Visited the new <placeName><orgName>Stylus</orgName> Room</placeName>. Had a long
               talk with <persName>Fr. O'Brian</persName> concerning the new method of the
                  <orgName>Graduate Board</orgName> in arousing the interest of
                  <placeName>Boston</placeName> businessmen in <orgName>Boston College</orgName>
               athletics.</p>
            <p>Called on <persName>Rev. Patrick Lydon</persName> to get material for a story on
                  <persName>Phil Kennedy</persName> for the <orgName>Stylus</orgName></p>
            <p><persName>Joe Green</persName> was not at <placeName>7 Hollis Hall</placeName> when I
               called.</p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_073">
            <p>Fine,</p>
            <pb n="69"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-10">Saturday Mar 10</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Business started off with a rush to-day. Big morning business. </p>
            <p>Spoke to <persName ref="#Mitchell">Mitchell</persName> of the <orgName>Record</orgName> &amp; also
                  <unclear reason="illegible">Clach</unclear> at <time when="12:00:00">noon
                  time</time>.</p>
            <p>Business continued throughout the afternoon &amp; night. Left early.</p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_074">
            <p>Rain followed a snowfall during early morning.</p>
            <p>Cleared &amp; colder.</p>
            <pb n="70"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-11">Sunday Mar 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time> Mass</label>.
               Rather heavy rain.</p>
            <p>Went to the college where several business men were invited by the <orgName>Graduate
                  Board</orgName> to take season tickets for the <label type="sports">baseball
                  games</label>.</p>
            <p><persName>Dr. John F. Fitzgerald</persName>, <persName>Judge Michael J.
                  Murray</persName>, et al spoke in favor of the system of supporting athletics by
               their moral support.</p>
            <p><persName>Fred A. Kerry</persName>, <choice>
                  <abbr>mgr</abbr>
                  <expan>manager</expan>
               </choice> of <orgName>W &amp; A Bacon</orgName>, bought100 tickets at
                  <measure>$10</measure> per. In all 250 tickets were disposed of.</p>
            <p>Wrote stories for the <orgName>Globe</orgName> and <orgName>Advertiser</orgName>/ Did
               some work for tomorrows' recitation.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_075">
            <p>Fine &amp; cold.</p>
            <pb n="71"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-12">Monday Mar 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>A stormy morning cleared way for a beautiful day.</p>
            <p>Classes were <choice>
                  <sic>interupted</sic>
                  <corr>interrupted</corr>
               </choice> for discussion on the best method of getting tickets of the <label
                  type="religious">Passion Play</label> before the public. We as Senior Class are
               out for the <measure type="currency">$50</measure> prize to be given to the class
               disposing of the greater no. of tickets. </p>
            <p>Did some work in the Laboratory. Spent afternoon in the <placeName>Stylus
                  Office</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Did a lot of typewriting to-night.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_076">
            <p>Fine &amp; moderately cold.</p>
            <pb n="72"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-13">Tuesday Mar 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went ahead full speed on Socialism to-day.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Geology</label> was most fascinating. Dealing
               with the destructive forces of the elements &amp; also mechanical &amp; chemical
               forces.</p>
            <p>It was announced that <persName ref="#JJKeenan">Joe Keenan’s mother</persName> is seriously ill.</p>
            <p>Went in town &amp; did not do much however succeeded in persuading
               <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Mulligan</persName> to set me up for some drinks.</p>
            <p>Typewrote my book <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Natural Theology</label>
               notes.</p>
            <p>Trying to dope up a story for the <orgName>Stylus</orgName></p>
            <postscript>
               <p>
                  <persName ref="#JJKeenan">Joe Keenan’s</persName> mother died this morning.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_077">
            <p>Unsettled. Snow late afternoon; Cleared.</p>
            <pb n="73"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-14">Wednesday Mar 14</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Tried hard to write my essay on the <orgName>Graduate Board</orgName> and at the same
               time to listen to the lectures. </p>
            <p>Typewrote a story for the Sunday <orgName>Globe</orgName> in the <placeName>Athletic
                  Office</placeName>. Did my typewriting early and went to
               <persName ref="#JJKeenan">Keenan’s</persName>. Me &amp; <persName>Duman</persName>, <persName ref="#JMFox">Fr.
                  Fox</persName>, <persName>Cullen</persName> &amp; <persName>Tom
               Dolan</persName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_078">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="74"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-15">Thursday Mar 15</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><persName ref="#JIJCorrigan">Fr. Corrigan</persName> had to cover too much ground to give a test on the
               History of phil.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Geology</label> was again very interesting,
               under title of Ground Water.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JJQuinn">John Quinn</persName> ‘16 who has just recovered from a very severe
               sickness was at the college.</p>
            <p>I was property man again at the <label type="religious">Passion Play</label>
               tonight.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>The <persName ref="#CzarNicholas">Czar</persName> of <placeName>Russia</placeName> has <ref
                     target="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdication_of_Nicholas_II"
                     >abdicated</ref> his throne in favor of the revolutionists who have overthrown
                  the government.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_079">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="75"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-16">Friday Mar 16</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Very tired this morning.</p>
            <p>An exam announced for next Thursday in Ethics.</p>
            <p>Did some work in the Lab, had to quit before doing much owing to the Early departure
               of the "authorities".</p>
            <p>Rode in town with <persName ref="#JFEliot">John Elliott</persName>.</p>
            <p>Had a haircut &amp; shave.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JJCraven">Father</persName> &amp; <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> went in
               to see <persName>Rory O'Moore</persName>.</p>
            <p>Did some tie pressing.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#Tedie">Tedie</persName> kept me company.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Several of the class were absent owing to the funeral of <persName ref="#JJKeenan">Joe Keenan's
                     mother</persName>.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_080">
            <p>Unsettled weather.</p>
            <p>Rain, snow, etc.</p>
            <pb n="76"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-17">Saturday Mar 17</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Never felt a day at the <placeName>North Station</placeName> go so fast. Not one
               tiresome moment although I was tired at times.</p>
            <p>Business was slow this morning but made a grand <unclear reason="illegible"
                  >spurt</unclear> and finished strong.</p>
            <p>Our supply of Chinese crepes was replenished a few days ago &amp; the ties are going
               fast.</p>
            <p>Walked over to the <orgName>Record</orgName> this <time when="12:00:00">noon
                  time</time>.</p>
            <p>Railroad situation changed somewhat to-day &amp; the strike has been postponed.
               Public Opinion is against the <orgName>Brotherhoods</orgName> for planning a strike
               at this time.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_081">
            <p>Cold- Colder.</p>
            <p>few flakes of snow.</p>
            <pb n="77"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-18">Sunday Mar 18</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>As usual very tired this morning.</p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30 </time>mass</label>.</p>
            <p>Children from <orgName>Home for Destitute Catholic Children</orgName> at the
               church.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> brought home little <persName ref="#AWoodland">Alice
               Woodland</persName>.</p>
            <p>Became reconciled to the fact.</p>
            <p>Bright little girl and should be a help to <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName>.</p>
            <p>Went out to see <persName ref="#ACowlin">Art</persName>. He was not at home. Has been working hard
               &amp; long lately. Spent evening with <persName>Mrs. Cowlin</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Nellie</persName>. Met <persName><unclear reason="illegible">Flos
                     Quinlan's</unclear></persName> friend <persName>Jack</persName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_082">
            <pb n="78"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-19">Monday Mar 19</date></p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_083">
            <pb n="79"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-20">Tuesday Mar 20</date></p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_084">
            <pb n="80"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-21">Wednesday Mar 21</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_085">
            <p>Fine. Brisk.</p>
            <pb n="81"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-22">Thursday Mar 22</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Clock did not go off. Got up at <time when="07:15:00">7:15</time> instead of <time
                  when="05:30:00">5:30</time> Did some studying.</p>
            <p>Eye is feeling better.</p>
            <p>Was out to class in time to do some preparation for the exam.</p>
            <p>The exam was a very fine and thorough one. Did pretty <del rend="strikethrough"
                  >good</del> fairly.</p>
            <p>Watched the baseball candidates. <persName ref="#HBMurray">Ben Murray</persName> &amp; I went in
               town &amp; looked up some athletic supplies at <persName><unclear reason="illegible"
                     >Iver</unclear> Johnson's</persName>. </p>
            <p>Went to the <label type="religious">Passion Play</label> to night.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_086">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="82"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-23">Friday Mar 23</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label> was a long dictation
               exercise today.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JMFox">Fr. Fox</persName> asked me for the note for being absent from <label
                  type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label> Wednesday.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_087">
            <p>Unsettled weather.</p>
            <pb n="83"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-24">Saturday Mar 24</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Business was extremely good today. It let up, however, later in the evening.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_088">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <pb n="84"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-25">Sunday Mar 25</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time>mass</label>.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#AWoodland">Alice</persName> attempted to find her sisters &amp; did not return on
               time. I had the police looking for her, while I walked over to <placeName>So.
                  Boston</placeName>.</p>
            <p>When I came back I found her.</p>
            <p>Went to the college. Almost <measure type="currency">$4,000</measure> was pledged
               through the season tickets.</p>
            <p>Wrote two stories for <orgName>the Globe</orgName> and one for
                  <orgName>Advertiser</orgName>.</p>
            <p>It was time to get to bed when I got home.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_089">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <pb n="85"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-26">Monday Mar 26</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>No one could help being full of happiness and feeling this morning to awake and find
               such beauty in the very brightness of the morning light and in the clarity of the
               atmosphere.</p>
            <p>We reviewed again the Agrarian Socialists arguments in Ethics.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label> was one continuous cramp
               from writing.</p>
            <p>Did a little juggling of figures in <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege"
                  >Quantitative Analysis</label>.</p>
            <p>Meeting of the <orgName>Student Council</orgName> voted to accept the offer of
                     <persName><unclear reason="illegible">Wm.</unclear> Fr. Fitzgerald</persName>
               and charge the students $1.00 for a season ticket to the <label type="sports"
                  >baseball games</label>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_090">
            <p>Fine- cloudy.</p>
            <p>Rain.</p>
            <pb n="86"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-27">Tuesday Mar 27</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was just on the nick of time thanks to the meeting of <persName>Jim
                  Linehan</persName> &amp; his fliver at the <placeName>Packard
               factory</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Began the retreat with the most sincere intentions.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#RAOBrien">Fr. O'Brien</persName> said <label type="religoius">mass</label>.</p>
            <p><persName>Fr. Hill</persName>, a well known author, is conducting the retreat. His
               arguments, proofs, etc. are full of philosophical terms. Particularly fitting to our
               course in Philosophy are his talks.</p>
            <p>A little frivolity in the holy exercises was the appearance of <persName ref="#GCMacKinnon">Geo
                  MacKinnon</persName> as cross bearer in the stations.</p>
            <p>Went in town to <orgName>Champlains Studio</orgName>.</p>
            <p>Was on deck to shift scenery etc. at the <label type="religious">Passion
               Play</label>. Biggest house yet despite the rain.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_091">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="87"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-28">Wednesday Mar 28</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Would rather have remained in bed this morning.</p>
            <p>Met a kind woman at the <placeName>Packard Factory</placeName> who gave us a lift out
               to the college.</p>
            <p><persName>Fr. Hick</persName> was most interesting in his sermon on the Prodigal
               Son.</p>
            <p>After looking the ballplayers over, <persName ref="#EFTobin">Ed
                     Tobin</persName> &amp; I went in town to the
               <orgName>Globe</orgName>.</p>
            <p>Spent the evening reading. </p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_092">
            <p>Rain-Cleared.</p>
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="88"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-29">Thursday Mar 29</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>As we late comers filed up the boulevard we formed squads &amp; then platoons,
               passing in review before the <placeName>faculty building</placeName>.</p>
            <p><persName>Fr. Hill</persName> developed a fine sermon along the formation of
               character &amp; the tendency in man of forming habits either good or bad. The ability
               of a man to bring out the elements of strength &amp; decision was the result of
               effort &amp; determination brought about by his training.</p>
            <p>The retreat closed with the Papal Benediction.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JKFlemming">Fleming</persName>, <persName>Doyle</persName>,<persName ref="#FTLimont"><unclear
                     reason="illegible">Limont</unclear></persName> &amp; I took a few snap
               shots.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JKFlemming">Fleming</persName> had supper at home &amp; we went in to the <label
                  type="religious">Passion Play</label>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_093">
            <p>Windy &amp; fine.</p>
            <pb n="89"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-30">Friday Mar 30</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went to <label><time when="07:00:00">7 o'clock</time> mass</label>.</p>
            <p>After reading the morning paper I went in town and did some errands.</p>
            <p>Left 3 pictures to be framed, dropped in to <placeName>Shumans</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Tried to see <persName><unclear reason="illegible">Spargo</unclear></persName> of
                  <orgName>the Traveler</orgName>. He was not in.</p>
            <p>Met <persName>Geo. Daley</persName> and talked over the <unclear reason="illegible"
                  >wood</unclear> position.</p>
            <p>Went to the college. Found material for a story in the cut in the baseball team.</p>
            <p>Did some performing with the discus.</p>
            <p>Wrote a story for the <orgName>Globe</orgName>.</p>
            <p>Attended the <choice>
                  <sic>raly</sic>
                  <corr>rally</corr>
               </choice> of the Candidates to the <label type="event">Constitutional
                  Convention</label>. Rooted for <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Joe Mulligan</persName>.</p>
            <p>Went to <persName>Dan Harkins</persName>' with some of the fellows.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_094">
            <p>Beautiful weather.</p>
            <pb n="90"/>
            <p><date when="1917-03-31">Saturday Mar 31</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Up early.</p>
            <p>Wrote a story for the <orgName> Record</orgName> before going to work.</p>
            <p>Crowds came in on the train this morning. Business was not very bright.</p>
            <p>Did some errands over town.</p>
            <p>Engaged by <unclear reason="illegible">Spargo</unclear> to write two stories while on
               the Southern trip.</p>
            <p>Business picked up this afternoon.</p>
            <p>The evening was quiet <del rend="strikethrough">until</del> from <time
                  when="19:00:00">7 </time>until almost <time when="23:00:00">Eleven</time>.</p>
            <p>Worked on my nerve tonight for my feet were very tired.</p>
            <p>Welcomed the bed tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_095">
            <p>Beautiful day.</p>
            <p>Somewhat chilly</p>
            <pb n="91"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-01">Sunday Apr 1</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>April Fool!</p>
            <p>Was very tired this morning.</p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time> mass</label>.</p>
            <p>Had a football chat with <persName>"Hiker" Joy</persName> after <label
                  type="religious">mass</label>.</p>
            <p>Had a very quiet afternoon.</p>
            <p>Read all day.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_096">
            <p>Clear Cloudy</p>
            <pb n="92"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-02">Monday Apr 2</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><orgName>Congress</orgName> meets today to debate on the advisability of a state of
               war with <placeName>Germany</placeName>.</p>
            <p>The country is leaning toward war. A war at this time could not be waged offensively
               by us. We are not in the position to make active war for we have not the necessary
               number of men to put on the field.</p>
            <p>After the opening period of Ethics, there was a mass meeting for the whole college. <persName>
                  <unclear reason="illegible">W m F.</unclear> Fitzgerald</persName>, <persName>Dan
                     H. Coakley</persName>, <persName>Dr. Murphy</persName> &amp; <persName ref="#RAOBrien"> Fr.
                  O'Brien</persName> addressed the students. For some reason or other I was not
               asked to preside. Much enthusiasm prevailed.</p>
            <p>Went in town to <orgName>Champlains</orgName> and the<orgName> Globe</orgName>. </p>
            <p>Home late. Did some reading.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>65th Congress</orgName> meets.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_097">
            <p>Showers A.M.</p>
            <p>Clear &amp; Fine P.M</p>
            <pb n="93"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-03">Tuesday Apr 3</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was up early in order to be at the polls to steer voters in <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Joe
                  Mulligan's</persName> direction. Voting was very light and did not give promise of
               going towards <persName>Joe</persName>.</p>
            <p>Quit polls at <time when="08:00:00">8 o'clock</time>.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JIJCorrigan">Fr. Corrigan</persName> became somewhat irate when he asked several certain
               questions which were not answered.</p>
            <p>The <unclear reason="illegible">Dook being</unclear> engaged at the polls in
                  <placeName>Framingham</placeName>
               <persName ref="#MJAhern">Fr. Ahern</persName> was obliged to use the picture machine in <label
                  type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Geology</label>.</p>
            <p>Spent afternoon watching the track &amp; baseball teams.</p>
            <p>Picture of <orgName>Student Council</orgName> taken in Library.</p>
            <p>Received letter from <persName ref="#ASullivan">Art Sullivan</persName> telling me that room was O.K
               at <unclear reason="illegible">BU</unclear>.</p>
            <p>Went in town to paper offices.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><persName ref="#RMLaFollette">La Folette</persName>
                  <ref target="http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5017">blocked</ref> the action of the
                  Senate today.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_098">
            <p>Beautiful day.</p>
            <pb n="94"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-04">Wednesday Apr 4</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went out to the college about <time when="12:00:00">noon time</time>, there being no
               classes until <date when="1917-04-16">Apr. 16</date>. Looked the baseball team over.
               Visited the Lab.</p>
            <p>Came in town to <placeName>Champlains</placeName><add place="above">had a
                  sitting</add>. Did a few errands around town. Got my old team pictures which were
               framed.</p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious">confession</label>.</p>
            <p>Did some writing.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><persName ref="#RMLaFollette">La Follette</persName> has succeeded again in blocking the Senate. Looks
                  like trouble with <placeName>Austria</placeName>.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_099">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <p>Late afternoon cloudy.</p>
            <pb n="95"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-05">Thursday Apr 5</date></p>
            <p>**Note: mark/doodle in the upper right hand corner**</p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Reports from <placeName>Washington</placeName> late today have it that the Senate has
               passed the <ref
                  target="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_declaration_of_war_on_Germany_(1917)"
                  >war resolution</ref>.</p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious">communion</label> at <label type="religious"><time
                     when="09:00:00">9 o'clock</time> mass</label>.</p>
            <p>Called on <persName>Johnnie Hallahan</persName> at <orgName>the Herald</orgName>.
               Made arrangements to send stories to <orgName>the Herald</orgName>.</p>
            <p>Nothing doing on <orgName>the Post</orgName>.</p>
            <p>Went out the college.</p>
            <p>Part of the team picked today.</p>
            <p>Did some reading tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_100">
            <p>Rain</p>
            <p>Clear</p>
            <pb n="95"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-06">Friday Apr 6</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><label>
                  <hi rend="underline"><label type="religious">Good Friday</label></hi>
               </label>! <hi rend="underline">War Declared</hi> by the House at <time
                  when="03:15:00">3:13</time> this morning. <persName ref="#TWWilson">President</persName> signed at
                  <time when="13:11:00">1:11 P.M.</time> this afternoon.</p>
            <p>Did some reading &amp; typewriting this morning.</p>
            <p>Went in town this afternoon &amp; made arrangements to send the story to <orgName>the
                  Globe</orgName> while on the trip.</p>
            <p>Paid rent on my typewriter.</p>
            <p>Met <persName ref="#JFEliot">Elliott</persName> &amp; talked over the trip.</p>
            <p>Typewrote all night.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_101">
            <p>Rain</p>
            <p>Cleared</p>
            <pb n="97"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-07">Saturday Apr 7</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Rain helped to make the day feel dreary, although the Editor of a popular magazine
               grows eloquent over the laughter of the spring showers. The sun finally drove the
               clouds back and beamed forth towards the end of the day.</p>
            <p>Business was fairly good considering the weather. An extra man was on duty this
               afternoon and the two regular men were on tonight. I left early bidding good bye for
               two weeks.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Many rumors of German raiders off the coast. German gunboat in
                     <placeName>Guam</placeName> blown up by crew.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_102">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <p>Rather chilly for <unclear reason="illegible">Styles</unclear>.</p>
            <pb n="98"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-08">Sunday Apr 8</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><label>
                  <hi rend="underline"><label type="religious">Easter
               Sunday</label></hi></label>.</p>
            <p>Up early and did some typewriting.</p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time> Mass</label> after
               having usual Easter breakfast of eggs.</p>
            <p>Was informed that the Southern trip to which I have been looking for some time has
               been called off by the announcement from <orgName>Georgetown</orgName> that all
               athletics were stopped &amp; military training assumed.</p>
            <p>Had a conference with <persName ref="#JFEliot">Elliott</persName>.</p>
            <p>Stayed home all afternoon &amp; night. Had a good sleep during the afternoon.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_103">
            <p><hi rend="underline">Snow</hi>. Very heavy all day.</p>
            <pb n="99"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-09">Monday Apr 9</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Wasn't sure that I was awake today when I awoke &amp; found a <label type="weather"
                  >blizzard</label> raging.</p>
            <p>It is a dandy day to stay in the house &amp; I did so.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JJCraven">Father</persName>, who has been home for over a week is
               taking another day off.</p>
            <p>I amused myself by looking back over some old letters &amp; cards which I have
               received.</p>
            <p>Finished typewriting my <label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Natural
                  Theology</label> notes.</p>
            <p>Wrote all night.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Mt. St. Joseph</orgName>, <orgName>Baltimore</orgName> cancelled.</p>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough">Stevens at <placeName>Hoboken</placeName>.</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_104">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <p>Cold.</p>
            <pb n="100"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-10">Tuesday Apr 10</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was very sleepy this morning.</p>
            <p>Puttered around all morning.</p>
            <p>Went in town with some pictures this afternoon. Walked into town. Called for the
               snapshots I had finished. All are good. The picture of <persName ref="#GCMacKinnon">Geo.
                  MacKinnon</persName>, taken during the retreat is especially good.</p>
            <p>Called for a picture which I had framed.</p>
            <p>Did some reading all eve.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Reports from various parts of the country report <date when="1917-04-09"
                     >yesterdays</date>
                  <label type="weather">storm</label> as the heaviest of the year. We had nine
                  inches in <placeName>Boston</placeName>.</p>
               <p>N.B. <del rend="superscript">Cancelled</del>
                  <del rend="strikethrough">Telegraph 200 words "Traveler Sports for Wed".</del></p>
               <p><orgName>Baltimore "Orioles"</orgName>, <placeName>Baltimore</placeName>,
                  Cancelled.</p>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough"><orgName>Mt. St. Joseph</orgName>,
                        <placeName>Baltimore</placeName></del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_105">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <pb n="101"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-11">Wednesday Apr 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Slept late again today.</p>
            <p>Fixed the matting for my track picture this morning.</p>
            <p><persName>Nellie McDonald</persName> called &amp; she &amp;
               <persName ref="#EPKCraven">mother</persName> went in town.</p>
            <p>I went to the college &amp; spent the afternoon figuring out my analytical
               chemistry.</p>
            <p>There was no baseball practice today.</p>
            <p>Practiced handwriting this evening for I expected to write the names on the matting
               of my picture, but not showing sufficient proficiency I did not do as I planned.</p>
            <p>Read <title>"Tom Brown at Oxford"</title>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Snow pretty well cleared.</p>
               <p><hi rend="subscript">Cancelled</hi><orgName>Maryland Aggies</orgName>,
                     <placeName>College Park</placeName>.<hi rend="subscript">Cancelled</hi></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_106">
            <p>Dull Day.</p>
            <pb n="102"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-12">Thursday Apr 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Framed the picture of <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>B.L.S</abbr>
                     <expan>Boston Latin School</expan>
                  </choice><date when="1912">1912</date> Track Team</orgName> this morning.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> &amp; <persName ref="#AWoodland">Alice</persName> went to
                  <placeName>Stoneham</placeName>.</p>
            <p>I went out to the college &amp; did some Chemistry. My mistakes today were a
               revelation after <persName ref="#MJAhern">Fr. Ahern</persName> showed me where I was wrong.</p>
            <p>I hadn't began to grasp the subject of <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege"
                  >Quantitative Analysis</label> until I stumbled into today's error.</p>
            <p>Puzzled out part of the Chemistry tonight. </p>
            <postscript>
               <p>N.B. Mail 500 words "Traveler cancelled</p>
               <p><orgName>Catholic University</orgName>, <placeName>Washington</placeName>.
                  Cancelled </p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_107">
            <p>Dull.</p>
            <p>Rain.</p>
            <p>Cleared.</p>
            <pb n="103"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-13">Friday Apr 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went out to the college.</p>
            <p>Did nothing but figure percentages etc. all day.</p>
            <p>Had a confused head at several times while trying to dope out problems.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> &amp; I visited <persName>the O'Donnells</persName>
               tonight. Met <persName>Mrs. Helen Gaffrey</persName>.</p>
            <p><persName>Mr. O'Donnell</persName> is very feeble.</p>
            <p>Had a pleasant evening.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Georgetown</orgName>, <placeName>Washington</placeName> cancelled </p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_108">
            <p>Fine Day.</p>
            <pb n="104"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-14">Saturday Apr 14</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Felt as fit as could be this morning, mayhaps my visit of last night aided my
               spirits.</p>
            <p>The morning's business was not promising. The afternoon &amp; evening picked up
               somewhat.</p>
            <p>But came back to work at <time when="09:00:00">nine o'clock</time> &amp; I was
               released early again tonight.</p>
            <p>An egg salad sandwich which I eat at the <placeName>Waldorf Lunch</placeName> was old
               and distressed me much. A <unclear reason="illegible">seidlity</unclear> powder
               helped neutralize &amp; take off the poison.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Seton Hall</orgName>, <placeName>So. Orange</placeName><del
                     rend="overwritten"><hi rend="underline">Cancelled</hi></del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_109">
            <p>Unsettled.</p>
            <pb n="105"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-15">Sunday Apr 15</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was very tired this morning, felt better after a good hot bath.</p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time> mass</label>.</p>
            <p>Read all afternoon.</p>
            <p>Called at <persName ref="#JKFlemming">John Flemming's</persName> in <placeName>Arlington</placeName>,
               but <persName>John</persName> was at the Dress Rehearsal of his <choice>
                  <sic>minstral</sic>
                  <corr>minstrel</corr>
               </choice> show.</p>
            <p>I had intended to do some problems in <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege"
                  >Chemistry</label>.</p>
            <p>Came home and did some problems in <del rend="strikethrough">stoihiometry</del>
               Stoichiometry.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Reposted that the British have captured <unclear reason="illegible">Lens</unclear>
                  &amp; have penetrated the socalled Hindenberg Line.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_110">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="106"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-16">Monday Apr 16</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Back again once more on the hike up to the college. Have entered the last lap and we
               are speeding for the home stretch &amp; the tape.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label>: have skipped notes pp
               120-130. Doing these pages in rapid preparations. Began study of Social <unclear
                  reason="illegible">Dpenial</unclear> Ethics, Society. </p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Natural Theology</label>: Dictation on
               Metaphysical essence of God.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Chemistry</label>: Lab all afternoon.</p>
            <p>Studied all eve.</p>
            <p>Bid downstairs <unclear reason="illegible">stired</unclear> neighbor <unclear
                  reason="illegible">Lord </unclear> by going out of her mind.</p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_111">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="107"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-17">Tuesday Apr 17</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was somewhat tired after turning in so late, or rather early.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Ethics</label>: Branched out from society in
               general to matrimony. No doubt this subject will be interesting.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Natural Theology</label>: More dictation,
               theses proving that there is one personal God.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">History of Philosophy</label>: Supposed to be
               unprepared but were given a test.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="bostoncollege">Geology</label>: further lecture on the work
               of erosion, formation of river terraces, alluvial plains, deltas, etc. Essay on
               "Erosion" 50% of work to be handed in <date when="1917-05-22"> May 22</date>.</p>
            <p>Did some more work at the lab.</p>
            <p>BC H-6, BC20-4</p>
            <p>Studied all eve. Became very much interested in <persName ref="#ASmith">Alex Smith's</persName>
               <title>Chemistry</title>, which is being used by the sophomores for <unclear
                  reason="illegible">10</unclear> time this year.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><name>Destroyer Smith</name> fired at the U-boat.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_112">
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <pb n="108"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-18">Wednesday Apr 18</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was much interested this morning by reading some more from <persName ref="#ASmith">Alex
                  Smith’s</persName>
               <title>Chemistry</title>. A truly remarkable book.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label>: continuation of the marriage
               contract. References to the fine treatment of the subject by <persName>Knox
                  Little</persName> in his "<title>Holy Matrimony</title>". <persName>Rex A.
                  Devine’s</persName> work also mentioned.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Natural theology</label>: more dictation and
               confusion.</p>
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label>: on the mystery of the
               Blessed Trinity.</p>
            <p>Did some work on my determination of iron. Arrived home late &amp; had just time to
               have supper &amp; attend the <hi rend="underline"><label type="entertainment"
                     ana="#bostoncollege">Fulton Prize Debate</label></hi> which was won by
                  <persName>John J. Connolly</persName>. All the speakers were seniors.
               <persName ref="#JWFihelly">Fihelly</persName>, <persName ref="#HBMurray">Murray</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Petrocelli</persName> all did very well. To my mind
                  <persName>Connolly</persName> was the best.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Naval battle reported off <placeName>Provincetown</placeName>.</p>
            </postscript>
            <postscript>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough"><orgName>St. Anselm’s</orgName>, Home</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_113">
            <p>Cloudy - clear</p>
            <p>Beautiful afternoon.</p>
            <pb n="109"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-19">Thursday Apr 19</date></p>
            <p><label type="holiday">Patriots Day</label>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>A sudden change of scenery by the weatherman gave us as beautiful a day as I can
               remember on an <date when="1917-04-19">April 19</date>. </p>
            <p>Worked at the <placeName>North Station</placeName> until after <time when="13:00:00"
                  >1 P.M.</time></p>
            <p>Walked around town &amp; then went home &amp; read the papers etc.</p>
            <p>Studied during the <choice>
                  <abbr>eve</abbr>
                  <expan>evening</expan>
               </choice>.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JJCraven">Father</persName> &amp; <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> up to
                  <placeName>Grafton</placeName> to see <persName>Aunt Mary</persName>.</p>
            <p>Cooked own supper tonight.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><persName ref="#WJKennedy">Bill Kennedy</persName> of <placeName>Chicago</placeName> won the <label
                     type="sports">Marathon</label> in 2:26+ hrs.</p>
               <p><orgName>Worcester Tech</orgName>, <orgName>Worcester</orgName>. 6-1</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_114">
            <p>Rain – Clear.</p>
            <pb n="110"/>
            <p>Cloudy.</p>
            <p><date when="1917-04-20">Friday Apr 20</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label>: delved further into the
               subject of matrimony.</p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Psychology</label>: Long discussion on the
               Unity of God. <persName ref="#JJKeenan">Keenan</persName> up in a circle.</p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label>: Rehash on the
               Trinity.</p>
            <p> Was taken up with considerable business in the athletic line.</p>
            <p> Read <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Chemistry</label> all <choice>
                  <abbr>eve</abbr>
                  <expan>evening</expan>
               </choice>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_115">
            <p>Clear – Cloudy</p>
            <p>Rain.</p>
            <pb n="111"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-21">Saturday Apr 21</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Weather was not promising this morning. All day the Sun tried to penetrate the
               gloomy atmosphere but did not succeed. When I came home tonight the rain fell in
               torrents.</p>
            <p> Business was not bright at any time to day. Occasional rushes helped to make the
               days receipts large but on the whole it was not a very busy day.</p>
            <p> I walked over town to the <placeName>Jewellers Building</placeName> and the
                  <placeName>Tax Office</placeName>. Met <persName>N.S. Ray</persName>. Did an
               errand for <persName>Bob</persName> at the market.</p>
            <p> There being nothing for me to do to night <persName>Sharp</persName> let me go at
                  <time when="22:00:00">10 o’clock</time>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_116">
            <p>Beautiful day</p>
            <pb n="112"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-22">Sunday Apr 22</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Up early and went to <label type="religious"><time when="09:00:00">9
                  o’clock</time>mass</label>. Had breakfast &amp; went out to the college where I
               remained all afternoon doing an experiment on the determination of Iron. </p>
            <p> Left the college at <time when="18:00:00">6 P.M.</time></p>
            <p> Two friends of <persName>Father's</persName> were at the house playing cards.</p>
            <p> Did some typewriting &amp; studying.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName> called &amp; spent the evening.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_117">
            <p>Beautiful Day</p>
            <pb n="113"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-23">Monday Apr 23</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Had my hands full this morning in keeping "<persName ref="#Tedie">Ted</persName>" in the house
               for I have made an appointment to have an operation performed upon him. Carried him
               out to the college in <persName>Johnie’s</persName> bag, &amp; put him in the fan
               closet where he remained until he was operated on by <persName>Walter <unclear
                     reason="illegible">Caverley</unclear></persName></p>
            <p> He came through the ordeal with colors flying &amp; was but very little groggy when
               I left college at <time when="17:00:00">5 o’clock</time>.</p>
            <p> Called into <placeName>Champlaines</placeName>.</p>
            <p> Studied all <choice>
                  <abbr>eve.</abbr>
                  <expan>evening</expan>
               </choice>.</p>
            <p>
               <persName>Balfour</persName> conferred with the state officials today.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr Lyons</persName> addressed the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege"
                  >Latin School Class Day</label>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><label type="class"><choice>
                        <abbr>B.L.S.</abbr>
                        <expan><orgName>Boston Latin School</orgName></expan>
                     </choice> Class Day.</label></p>
               <p>
                  <orgName>Bates</orgName>, Home.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_118">
            <p>Beautiful Day</p>
            <pb n="114"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-24">Tuesday Apr 24</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Looked in vain three times this morning before finding "<persName ref="#Tedie">Ted</persName>".
               He is a very sick cat. So sick that he wouldn’t recognize me nor eat.</p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label>: Polyandri &amp;
               Polygami.</p>
            <p>Celibacy.</p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Natural Theology</label>: Personality of
               God.</p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">History of Philosophy</label>: British
               Moralists.</p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Geology</label>: Glaciers.</p>
            <p> Did some work in the Lab. My FeOH is already to be fused.</p>
            <p> Carried "<persName>Ted</persName>" home. He was glad to get home, from all
               appearances.</p>
            <p> Studied all <choice>
                  <abbr>eve.</abbr>
                  <expan>evening</expan>
               </choice>.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#JJoffre">Gen Joffre</persName> the French Field Marshall has come to
                  <placeName>Washington</placeName> for <label type="meeting"
               >conference</label>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_119">
            <p>Chilly</p>
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="115"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-25">Wednesday April 25</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>We were very agreeably surprised to be summoned to the <placeName>Assembly
               Hall</placeName> to hear <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr Lyons</persName> give an address on the
               military preparations which are going on &amp; how we can do our part in the <unclear
                  reason="illegible">war</unclear> movement. He outlined the <choice>
                  <sic>Platteburg</sic>
                  <corr><placeName>Plattsburgh</placeName></corr>
               </choice> camp and the farm movement. Finally in conclusion he announced that
               military drill would be inaugurated tomorrow.</p>
            <p> Cheer upon cheer welcomed this announcement.</p>
            <p> Spent the early afternoon in a meeting of the <orgName>Student Council</orgName>
               where we drew up resolutions to aid <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr. Lyons</persName> in selecting
               leaders for his unit.</p>
            <p> Watched part of the game <orgName>B.C.</orgName> vs. <orgName>Rindge</orgName>
               9-0.</p>
            <p> Went in to the <orgName>Globe</orgName>.</p>
            <p> Did some writing tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_120">
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <p>Rain</p>
            <pb n="116"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-26">Thursday Apr 26</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> We feared that the threatening weather would interfere with our first day of drill.
               However, the rain did not come until after we had finished our work. </p>
            <p> I was elected to become a lieutenant. The fellows showed great desire to learn &amp;
               were not long in getting the swing.</p>
            <p> Spent the afternoon in the Lab.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#JIJCorrigan">Fr. Corrigan</persName> burst a bomb in the dream of the Seniors who were
               planning to go to <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr><placeName>Plattsburgh</placeName></corr>
               </choice>. Nobody will be allowed credit for his degree for work he has not done. All
               will have to cover the work prescribed &amp; no allowances will be made.</p>
            <p> Studied all <choice>
                  <abbr>eve.</abbr>
                  <expan>evening</expan>
               </choice>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_121">
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <p>Rain</p>
            <p>Clear</p>
            <pb n="117"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-27">Friday Apr 27</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Class was a furor this morning over the piece I put in the <orgName>Globe</orgName>
               about <persName ref="#JIJCorrigan">Fr. Corrigan's</persName> refusing to aid the fellows in their <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr><placeName>Plattsburgh</placeName></corr>
               </choice> Enlistment.</p>
            <p> My head was awhirl all morning lest it should leak out that I did it.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr Lyons</persName> told a delegation of us this afternoon that those
               wishing to leave school for <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr><placeName>Plattsburgh</placeName></corr>
               </choice>
               <del rend="strikethrough">must</del> would be given an early &amp; lenient exam.</p>
            <p> Called for my pictures.</p>
            <p> Decided to enlist my services for <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr><placeName>Plattsburgh</placeName></corr>
               </choice>.</p>
            <p> Spent evening with <persName ref="#EFTobin">Ed Tobin</persName>. Helped him write story for
                  <orgName>Sunday's <del rend="strikethrough">Herl</del> Herald</orgName>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough"><orgName>Colby</orgName>, Home</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_122">
            <p>Fair</p>
            <pb n="118"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-28">Saturday Apr 28</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Had numerous errands to do for <persName>Mr. Sharp</persName> this morning. </p>
            <p> Exchanged my new football sweater for a knitted vest.</p>
            <p> Business not bright.</p>
            <p> Worked late &amp; was very tired.</p>
            <p> Am anxiously looking forward to the examination for <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr><placeName>Plattsburgh</placeName></corr>
               </choice> next Monday.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Brown</orgName>, <orgName>Providence</orgName>, 1—3</p>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough"><orgName>Dartmouth</orgName>,
                     <orgName>Hanover</orgName>.</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_123">
            <p> Chilly</p>
            <p> Fair</p>
            <pb n="119"/>
            <p><date when="1917-04-29">Sunday Apr 29</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:00:00">11
               o’clock</time>Mass</label>.</p>
            <p> Called on <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Joe Mulligan</persName>. Talked over the <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr><placeName>Plattsburgh</placeName></corr>
               </choice> situation.</p>
            <p> Visited <persName>Dr. Murphy</persName>.</p>
            <p> Did very little studying before <persName ref="#JKFlemming">Fleming</persName>,
               <persName>Doyle</persName> &amp; <persName ref="#JJKeenan">Keenan</persName> came.</p>
            <p> We had supper &amp; spent a very sociable evening.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_124">
            <p> Partly cloudy</p>
            <p> Fair</p>
            <pb n="120"/>
            <p>
               <date when="1917-04-30">Monday Apr 30</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was up very early in order to study some <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege"
                  >Ethics</label>. Would rather have remained in bed.</p>
            <p> Had a difficult time in trying to concentrate on the exam at hand. The questions
               were very fair &amp; I have no cause for complaint.</p>
            <p> Left for the recruiting office immediately after class.</p>
            <p> Traveled to town by easy stages on machines.</p>
            <p> Met <persName>Dan Young</persName> &amp; then went to <placeName>City
                  Hall</placeName> after he wrote a letter of recommendation for me.</p>
            <p> Spent the afternoon waiting to have <persName ref="#JMCurley">Mayor Curley</persName> sign a
               letter.</p>
            <p> Retired early.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_125">
            <p> Unsettled</p>
            <p> Rain</p>
            <pb n="121"/>
            <p>
               <date when="1917-05-01">Tuesday May 1</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went in to the <orgName>Officers Reserve Recruiting station</orgName> &amp; after
               waiting in line almost four hours was examined &amp; passed.</p>
            <p> Met many <choice>
                  <sic>acquaintences</sic>
                  <corr>acquaintances</corr>
               </choice>.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#JKFlemming">Jack Fleming</persName> was unable to pass. <persName ref="#EFTobin">Ed Tobin</persName>
               has flat feet. <persName>Mulcahy</persName> is under weight. <persName>Jack
                  McCarty</persName> has <choice>
                  <sic>albumen</sic>
                  <corr>albumin</corr>
               </choice>. So on down the list many have been rejected.</p>
            <p> Went out to the college &amp; did not find the book I went to get.</p>
            <p> Read all evening.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><placeName>Germany</placeName> announces a Peace Plan.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_126">
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <p>Cleared</p>
            <p>Cold</p>
            <pb n="122"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-02">Wednesday May 2</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Would rather have remained in bed this A.M.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#MJessup">Fr. Jessup</persName> did not hesitate to send me a note of admission this
               morning.</p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label>: Wages, etc.</p>
            <p> Had a talk with <persName ref="#JMFox">Fr. Fox</persName> at the short recess.</p>
            <p> Did a little work in the Lab.</p>
            <p> Watched the ball game. The pitching of <persName ref="#JFitzpatrick">Jim Fitzpatrick</persName> was good
               but he was not given strong support &amp; as a result <orgName>Brown</orgName> was
               able to pull out a winner.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName> &amp; her mother were at the house.</p>
            <p> Did not do much work tonight.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Brown</orgName> at Home 5-9</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_127">
            <p>Fair</p>
            <p>partly Cloudy</p>
            <pb n="123"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-03">Thursday May 3</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> The old chilly weather has not yet passed by. It is time it had gone &amp; made way
               for the glorious warm weather. </p>
            <p> We are rushing thro <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> in high
               speed. <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Natural Theology</label> will be
               passed off tomorrow.</p>
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Geology</label> was most interesting today,
               describing the formation of coral islands etc. Work of earthquakes.</p>
            <p>
               <persName>Maj Fred Bogan</persName> of the 9th <abbr>N.S.M.</abbr> has been appointed
               our drill master &amp; was on hand today to give us our first instructions in
               military drill. I did some Lab work this afternoon. </p>
            <p> Studied all evening for tomorrow’s exam in <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege"><choice>
                     <abbr>Nat.</abbr>
                     <expan>Natural</expan>
                  </choice> Theology.</label></p>
            <p> Have not yet received word from the army.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough"><orgName>Catholic University</orgName>, Home.</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_128">
            <p>Fair</p>
            <pb n="124"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-04">Friday May 4</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Up early and did some studying for the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege"
                  >Natural Theology</label> Exam. Did not realize until this morning how much there
               is in the matter.</p>
            <p> Arrived just in time for the dictation of the questions.</p>
            <p> The exam was a good one. After 3 hours a little recreation was welcomed.</p>
            <p> Did some work in the Lab.</p>
            <p> Watched a good game of base ball. <persName>Boice</persName> is a fine little
               pitcher &amp; the team was much better than it was on Wednesday.</p>
            <p> Did some practice on <persName ref="#JJKeenan">Keenan's</persName> mandolin.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Penn State</orgName>, Home. 6-2</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_129">
            <p>Weather still unsettled.</p>
            <p>Rain all day.</p>
            <pb n="125"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-05">Saturday May 5</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Business was wonderful all day. Not many sales but they were big.</p>
            <p>A lot of talk about <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr><placeName>Plattsburgh</placeName></corr>
               </choice>. </p>
            <postscript>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough"><orgName>Rhode Island State</orgName>, Home.</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_130">
            <p>Rain</p>
            <p>Cleared.</p>
            <pb n="126"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-06">Sunday May 6</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Very tired this morning.</p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time>Mass</label>.</p>
            <p>After a light dinner I went in to the <placeName>Library</placeName> &amp; did some
               reference work on <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Geology</label>.</p>
            <p>Met <persName>Connie Donovan</persName> whom I haven't seen for about a year.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_131">
            <p>fine</p>
            <pb n="127"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-07">Monday May 7</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Getting nearer to the end of the term. Some talk today about the <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">Commencement</label> being a week earlier than originally
               planned.</p>
            <p>Did some work in the Laboratory on the determination of sulphur.</p>
            <p>Looked over the files of the <orgName>Transcript</orgName> tonight and found that a
               large number of <orgName>Boston College</orgName> men have not been accepted.</p>
            <p>Decided to investigate.</p>
            <p>Did part of my essay on Erosion tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_132">
            <p>Unsettled.</p>
            <pb n="128"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-08">Tuesday May 8</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Had to do some hurrying in order to get to class on time. Was given a lift from the
                  <placeName>Packard factory</placeName> in a large Winton roadster. </p>
            <p>Much comment throughout the college about the receiving of "abeyance" cards by the
               fellows. I was so enthused to get facts together that I lost the good of all my
               classes.</p>
            <p>My hypothesis is that Boston College men were barred because they were from Boston
               College. Those especially who had letters from <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr. Lyons</persName> &amp;
               had been interviewed by <persName>Capt Sharmon</persName> were rejected. </p>
            <p>Went in to see <persName ref="#JMCurley">Mayor Curley</persName> after having a talk with
               <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr. Lyons</persName>. Luckily the mayor was not in &amp; I had a talk
               with <persName>Tom Hurley</persName>.</p>
            <p>Wrote 2 stories for the <orgName>Globe</orgName> &amp; went to bed early.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><persName>Mr. Melanson</persName> was operated on today for Pleurisy.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_133">
            <p>Partly Cloudy.</p>
            <pb n="129"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-09">Wednesday May 9</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was up early and called on <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr. Lyons</persName>, but he was not in.</p>
            <p>Arriving at college I had a very busy morning, getting the names of those fellows who
               have been turned down by the <orgName>Officers Reserves Corps</orgName> office.</p>
            <p>Went in to <placeName>City Hall</placeName>, conferred with <persName ref="#TJHurley">Tom
                  Hurley</persName>, <persName ref="#TDLavelle">Tom Lavelle</persName>, &amp; <persName>Francis R.
                  Mullin</persName> in regard to my letter to the mayor advocating his further
               inspection of the <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr><placeName>Plattsburgh</placeName></corr>
               </choice> "scandal"</p>
            <p>Handed my letter to the Mayor.</p>
            <p>Wrote some stories for the <orgName>Globe</orgName>.</p>
            <p>To bed early.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Rhode Island State</orgName>, Home Wet grounds</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_134">
            <p>fine</p>
            <p>occasional showers</p>
            <pb n="130"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-10">Thursday May 10</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Some of the morning papers contained a story from <persName ref="#JMCurley">Mayor Curley</persName>
               using part of the facts I handed him yesterday, in regard to <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr><placeName>Plattsburgh</placeName></corr>
               </choice>.</p>
            <p>Received a phone call from the <orgName>Mayor's office</orgName> to report at once,
               so I left class and went in town.</p>
            <p>Had a talk with the Mayor &amp; at his suggestion I rewrote my letter &amp; made
               change he wished.</p>
            <p>Went out to the college &amp; wrote a letter to <persName ref="#PFTague">Congressman
                  Tague</persName>.</p>
            <p>Did a little studying tonight.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Middlebury</orgName>, Home. 2-2, 13 innings.</p>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough"><orgName>Georgetown</orgName>, Home.</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_135">
            <p>fair</p>
            <p>Rain</p>
            <pb n="131"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-11">Friday May 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Did not get up until <time when="08:30:00">8:30</time> this morning.</p>
            <p>Returned a book to the library and went out to the college. Heard of a munition
               factory where men were being hired and went with <persName ref="#FTLimont">Frank Limont</persName> in
               all the rain to seek employment. <placeName>Burrage, Mass.</placeName> was the place.
               Was on the train with <persName ref="#JWFihelly">Jack Fihelly</persName> as far as
                  <placeName>Burrage</placeName>. </p>
            <p>Was much disappointed with the place for it did not look prosperous and did not have
               any appearance which would leave one to believe that there was any system to it.
               After a long wait we had a talk with <persName>Mr. Haley</persName> &amp; departed
               with promises of a job. We visited the dye plant.</p>
            <p>Arrived home after <time when="20:00:00">8 P.M.</time></p>
            <p>Was freed from my oath taken for <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr><placeName>Plattsburgh</placeName></corr>
               </choice>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_136">
            <p>Rain</p>
            <p>Clear</p>
            <pb n="132"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-12">Saturday May 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><persName ref="#JJoffre">Gen. Joffre</persName>, French Field <choice>
                  <sic>Marshall</sic>
                  <corr>Marshal</corr>
               </choice> was in town today.</p>
            <p>There was a great parade for him. All was <persName ref="#JJoffre">Joffre</persName>,
                  <persName ref="#JJoffre">Joffre</persName>, all day. He left from the <placeName>North
                  Station</placeName> for <placeName>Montreal</placeName> tonight.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Tufts</orgName>, <placeName>Medford</placeName>. postponed</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_137">
            <p>Rain</p>
            <pb n="133"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-13">Sunday May 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Old <persName>Viviani</persName> had a beautiful wet day for his celebration here in
                  <placeName>Boston</placeName>. It is a very good thing. <persName>Rene</persName>
               is known as the fellow who advocated driving the priests &amp; nuns from
                  <placeName>France</placeName> some twelve years ago.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_138">
            <p>Rain</p>
            <pb n="134"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-14">Monday May 14</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>A <orgName>Boston Post</orgName> man called at the House tonight to get me to make a
               charge against the officials who made the selection for the <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr>Plattsburgh</corr>
               </choice> camp, or something sensational. This I would not do.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_139">
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <pb n="135"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-15">Tuesday May 15</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The <orgName>Journal</orgName> &amp; the <orgName>Globe</orgName> ran the full letter
               which I gave to <persName ref="#JMCurley">Mayor Curley</persName> about <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr>Plattsburgh</corr>
               </choice>. The <orgName>Journal</orgName> having a <del rend="strikethrough"
                  >full</del> first page story. The <orgName>Boston American</orgName> ran a story
               also.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_140">
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <pb n="136"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-16">Wednesday May 16</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"> </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_141">
            <p><label type="holiday"><choice>
                     <sic>Ascencion</sic>
                     <corr>Ascension</corr>
                  </choice> Day</label></p>
            <p>C</p>
            <pb n="137"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-17">Thursday May 17</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Went to <label type="religious">communion</label> with <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName>. </p>
            <p> Remained home all day.</p>
            <p> Read &amp; studied.</p>
            <p>
               <orgName>Boston American</orgName> ran another story about the <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr>Plattsburgh</corr>
               </choice> affair.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_142">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="138"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-18">Friday May 18</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><orgName>Seton Hall</orgName>, Home. <del rend="strikethrough">1-1</del> 1-3</p>

         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_143">
            <p>Fine day</p>
            <pb n="139"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-19">Saturday May 19</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Some of the baseball players from the college were in to see me before their train
               left for <placeName>Williamstown</placeName>.</p>
            <p> Business was quite good today.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Williams</orgName>at <placeName>Williamstown</placeName>
                  <del rend="strikethrough">5-3</del> 3-5</p>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough"><orgName>Manhattan</orgName> , Home.</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_144">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="140"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-20">Sunday May 20</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="07:30:00">7 30</time>Mass</label>.</p>
            <p>Called on <persName ref="#FTLimont">Frank Limont</persName>.</p>
            <p>We went to <persName ref="#JJKeenan">Joe Keenan's</persName> &amp; the three of us plugged up our
                  <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> &amp; <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">History of Philosophy</label> on the bank of the
                  <placeName>Charles River</placeName> at <placeName>Spring St</placeName>. It was a
               beautiful afternoon. Had supper at <persName ref="#JJKeenan">Joe's</persName> &amp; spent the evening
               quizzing one another. </p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_145">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="141"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-21">Monday May 21</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> exam was a very fair
               test.</p>
            <p>The same for the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">History of
                  Philosophy</label>.</p>
            <p>Saw the account of <persName>Leo Cusick's</persName> father's death in the evening
               paper. Went out to the wake. Arrived home too late to study <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label> Exam</p>
               <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">History of Philosophy</label></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_146">
            <p><del rend="strikethrough">Fine</del></p>
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <pb n="142"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-22">Tuesday May 22</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>
               <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label> was a "pipe" if I might
               use that expression here. It was much easier than we had expected.</p>
            <p> As usual I forgot my essay on Erosion, after carrying it around for a week.
               <persName ref="#MJAhern">Fr. Ahern</persName> allowed me to bring it in tomorrow.</p>
            <p> Did some work in the Lab this afternoon.</p>
            <p> Studied <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Geology</label> all evening.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Final Exam: <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Evidences</label></p>
               <p>Essay on "Erosion" to be handed in.</p>
               <p><del rend="overwritten"><orgName>Tufts</orgName>, Home</del>postponed</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_147">
            <p>Cloudy</p>
            <pb n="143"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-23">Wednesday May 23</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was all set for the <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Geology</label>
               exam.</p>
            <p> After the thorough preparation I had made the exam was easy.</p>
            <p> Did not prepare much for the oral of tomorrow.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Final Exams: <label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Geology</label></p>
               <p><label type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Chemistry</label></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_148">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="144"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-24">Thursday May 24</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was very anxious to have the Oral over with. Was somewhat <del rend="strikethrough"
                  >nerveed</del> nerved. Defended the 50th Thesis in <label type="class"
                  ana="#bostoncollege">Natural Theology</label> &amp; the 60th in <label
                  type="class" ana="#bostoncollege">Ethics</label>.</p>
            <p> Watched a terrible ball game this afternoon. Wrote it up for the papers.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Orals <hi rend="underline">start today; End June 1</hi>Orals</p>
               <p><orgName>Tufts</orgName> 15, <orgName>Boston College</orgName> 0</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_149">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="145"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-25">Friday May 25</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Had some business to attend to at the college.</p>
            <p> Attended a <label type="meeting">meeting</label> of the <orgName>Philomatheia
                  Club</orgName> where <persName>Fr. O'Connor</persName> of the 9th spoke.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Mulligan</persName> &amp; I had supper in town &amp; I wrote some pieces
               for the <orgName>Globe</orgName>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough">Dartmouth, Home</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_150">
            <p>Beautiful Day</p>
            <pb n="146"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-26">Saturday May 26</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> At last we have another fine day. Rather scarce this spring. However better days are
               coming, I hope.</p>
            <p> Business was wonderful today. Straw hats were going fast. I was sent out to
                  <placeName>Roxbury</placeName> to deliver a hat.</p>
            <p>
               <persName>Mr. Sharp</persName> has become somewhat conversant whether 'tis due to my
               publicity or the increased profits I can not say. He asked me to work Friday
               afternoon &amp; night.</p>
            <p> Had a talk with <persName>Vincent P. Roberts</persName> of the firm of <orgName>C.F.
                  Rich &amp; Co.</orgName> wool brokers.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Boston College</orgName> 16--<orgName>Haverhill</orgName> 1.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_151">
            <p>Rain</p>
            <p>Cleared</p>
            <pb n="147"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-27">Sunday May 27</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Rather tired this morning.</p>
            <p> <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> and I went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00"
                  >11:30</time>mass</label>. Rained very hard after <label type="religious"
                  >mass</label>.</p>
            <p> Did some typewriting of notes this afternoon.</p>
            <p> After dinner took a nap.</p>
            <p> Called in to see <persName>Mrs. Moyser</persName>.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName> was at the house. <persName>Arthur</persName> called
               &amp; spent the evening.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_152">
            <p>Unsettled--</p>
            <p>Rain</p>
            <pb n="148"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-28">Monday May 28</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Went out to the college to collect some Bills.</p>
            <p> Heard of a job in a munition factory at <placeName>Burrage, Mass.</placeName>
               <persName ref="#FTLimont">Frank Limont</persName> and I decided to try it.</p>
            <p> We took the <time when="15:54:00">3:54</time> train with <persName ref="#JWFihelly">Jack
                  Fihelly</persName>. Reached <placeName>Burrage</placeName> in an hour. Had no
               trouble locating the factory for there was nothing else there.</p>
            <p> After nearly an hour the "boss" granted us an audience &amp; we were informed that
               at the present there was nothing doing. He promised to let us know later.</p>
            <p> The thought of conscriptions are haunting me &amp; making me somewhat desperate.
                  <persName ref="#FTLimont">Frank</persName> &amp; I arrived home just before <time when="20:00:00"
                  >8 P.M.</time></p>
            <p> Freed from oath taken for <choice>
                  <sic>Plattsburg</sic>
                  <corr>Plattsburgh</corr>
               </choice> camp.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_153">
            <p>Unsettled weather</p>
            <pb n="149"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-29">Tuesday May 29</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was very lazy this morning. Went to work at the <placeName>North Station</placeName>
               at <time when="13:00:00">1 o'clock</time> &amp; worked until <time when="21:30:00"
                  >9:30</time>.</p>
            <p> Dull Day, Dull business.</p>
            <p>
               <hi rend="underline">Reports</hi> of <label type="event">race riots</label> in
                  <placeName>St. Louis (Ill.)</placeName></p>
            <p> The west has been ravaged by a terrible <label type="weather">wind storm</label>
               which has killed over 100 persons &amp; wounded several hundreds while destroying
               property &amp; crops worth millions of dollars.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Mass. Aggie.</orgName>, Home.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_154">
            <p>Unsettled--</p>
            <p>Cold--</p>
            <p>Clear</p>
            <p><label type="holiday">Memorial Day</label></p>
            <p>Wore overcoat today></p>
            <pb n="150"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-30">Wednesday May 30</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Promises of a fine day were not good this morning but as the day advanced the sun
               insisted upon showing himself &amp; we had a very beautiful afternoon.</p>
            <p> Worked at the <placeName>North Station</placeName> this morning. Had rather good
               business.</p>
            <p> Went out to the college &amp; saw the ball game.</p>
            <p> Sold a number of chances on a <orgName>Gillette</orgName> safety razor.</p>
            <p>
               <persName>Joseph</persName> was at the home tonight.</p>
            <p> The <persName>Great Pumpelly</persName> of Yale was a snap for the fellows.
                  <persName>Jim Fitzpatrick</persName> pitched a very good game &amp; all the
               fellows were on the job.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Boston College</orgName> 7-- <orgName>Colonials</orgName> 0</p>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough"><orgName>St. Anselm's</orgName>,
                        <placeName>Manchester</placeName>.</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_155">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="151"/>
            <p><date when="1917-05-31">Thursday May 31</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Met <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Joe Mulligan</persName> early this morning &amp; we went in town and
               then to the <placeName>Navy Yard</placeName> to apply for the Paymasters exams. There
               were many ahead of us. So many are applying for the exams that I fear there will be
               many disappointed ones and my lack of knowledge in <choice>
                  <sic>bookeeping</sic>
                  <corr>bookkeeping</corr>
               </choice> etc. makes my chances sure of being rejected.</p>
            <p> Walked over town. Was sworn in for Registrar on June 5th.</p>
            <p> Had a long talk with <persName ref="#TJHurley">Tom Hurley</persName>. Had an interview with
                  <orgName>C.F. Rich</orgName>. Met several from the college around town.
                  <persName>Standish Willcox</persName> gave me a letter of recommendation for the
                  <orgName>Navy</orgName> exam. Called on <persName>Frank Melanson</persName>.</p>
            <p> Spent <choice>
                  <abbr>eve</abbr>
                  <expan>evening</expan>
            </choice> with <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Joe Mulligan</persName>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough"><orgName>Springfield <choice>
                           <abbr>Y.M.C.A.</abbr>
                           <expan>Young Men's Christian Association</expan>
                        </choice></orgName> Home.</del></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_156">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p>showers</p>
            <pb n="152"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-01">Friday June 1</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>
               <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Mulligan</persName> &amp; I went all around town today seeking to find a
               hospital corps in which to enlist. We finally were advised to see <persName>Dr.
                  Charles Morgan</persName> who is forming a unit to take to
                  <placeName>France</placeName>. </p>
            <p> The <orgName>Boston City Hospital</orgName> Unit was filled up yesterday.</p>
            <p> I attended a meeting of the registrars at <placeName>Faneuil Hall</placeName>
               tonight. Much confusion reigned and from what I heard I conclude that <choice>
                  <sic>their</sic>
                  <corr>there</corr>
               </choice> will be much trouble <date when="1917-06-05">Tuesday</date> at the
               registering.</p>
            <p>Went down to the meeting of the <orgName>ambulance corps</orgName> &amp; gave my name
               to <persName>Dr. Morgan</persName>.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JFMulligan">Mulligan</persName> &amp; I met <persName>Fr. Coppinger</persName> on the
               car. </p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_157">
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <pb n="153"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-02">Saturday June 2</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> The poor weather continued today. It rained for a while &amp; then tried to clear. </p>
            <p> Business was very good today. The rain storm just before <time when="15:00:00">3
                  o'clock</time> slowed it up however.</p>
            <p> The safety razor for which I was getting chances was won by one of my own fellows
                  <persName ref="#RAFowler">Bob Fowler</persName>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName>Trinity</orgName>, Home. 6-2</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_158">
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="154"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-03">Sunday June 3</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>
               <label type="religious"><time when="09:00:00">9 o'clock</time>Mass</label>. Met
                  <persName>Dick Power</persName>. Talked over the war &amp; draft. </p>
            <p> Took <time when="12:15:00">12:15</time> Boat for <placeName>Nantasket</placeName>.
               Had dinner with the <persName>O'Donnells</persName> &amp; spent the afternoon with
               them. Storm was threatening &amp; I feared that my new straw hat would receive a
               wetting.</p>
            <p> Had a lunch at home &amp; then went in to the <placeName>Immaculate</placeName>.
                  <persName>Fr. McGlinchy</persName> was very fine. He handled the subject in
               masterly fashion.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_159">
            <p>Beautiful Day</p>
            <pb n="155"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-04">Monday June 4</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Our <label type="social" ana="#bostoncollege">harbor trip</label> could not have
               been held on a more beautiful day. With 68 aboard we sailed down to
                  <placeName>Peddock's Island</placeName> where two ball games were held. After much
               delay we, hungry as bears, landed at <placeName>Bass Point</placeName> and had dinner
               at the <placeName>Relay House</placeName>. </p>
            <p> Some of the fellows had a "glorious" time with the kegs which were on board.</p>
            <p> After the dinner we adjourned to the <placeName>Roller skating pavilion</placeName>
               where a very rough party ensued. Our white overalls were very useful here.</p>
            <p> We landed at <placeName>City Point</placeName>about <time when="20:00:00">8
                  o'clock</time>.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName> gave me a beautiful watch chain.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><label type="social" ana="#bostoncollege">Harbor Trip</label></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_160">
            <p><hi rend="underline"><label type="military">Registration Day</label>.</hi></p>
            <p>Unsettled weather</p>
            <p>rain</p>
            <pb n="156"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-05">Tuesday June 5</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Spent all day in the <orgName>Humphrey School House</orgName>
               <choice>
                  <sic>registring</sic>
                  <corr>registering</corr>
               </choice> the men of military age. </p>
            <p> Had a great time noting those who claimed exemption.</p>
            <p> Did not return to work after supper but called for <persName>Mollie
                  O'Donnell</persName> &amp; we went to the <label type="social"
                  ana="#bostoncollege"><choice>
                     <sic>soireé</sic>
                     <corr>soirée</corr>
                  </choice></label> at the college.</p>
            <p> Had a very pleasant evening.</p>
            <p> The Year books were distributed tonight.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><label type="social" ana="#bostoncollege"><choice>
                        <sic>soireé</sic>
                        <corr>soirée</corr>
                     </choice></label>
               </p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_161">
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <p>fair</p>
            <pb n="157"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-06">Wednesday June 6</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Remained at home until this afternoon and then went in town. </p>
            <p> Wrote a story for tomorrow's <orgName>Globe</orgName>.</p>
            <p> Read all evening.</p>
            <p> Received a very pretty set of cuff links from <persName>Dr &amp; Mrs
                  O'Keefe</persName> this afternoon.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_162">
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <pb n="158"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-07">Thursday June 7</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Well the great day is here at last. Went in town with father &amp; straightened out
               my bank account. Cleared off some bills &amp; went out to the college. </p>
            <p>
               <orgName>Mt. St. Joseph</orgName> defeated the college this morning 8-2</p>
            <p> Threatening weather spoiled somewhat the exercises this afternoon. Nevertheless the
               speeches of <persName ref="#JWFihelly">Fihelly</persName>, <persName>Twomey</persName>,
                  <persName>Connolly</persName> &amp; <persName>Quinn</persName> were most
               impressive &amp; solemn.</p>
            <p>
               <persName>Mrs. Cowlin</persName> &amp; <persName>Nellie</persName> gave me a book on
               Philosophy which is very good.</p>
            <p> The <label type="social" ana="#bostoncollege">Alumni banquet</label> tonight was the
               greatest function ever held at the college. <persName>Gen Edwards</persName> &amp;
               his staff &amp; many military idols were there.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Mt St Joseph 8 -- B.C. 2.</p>
               <p><label type="event" ana="#bostoncollege">Commencement</label>.</p>
               <p><label type="social" ana="#bostoncollege">Alumni Banquet</label>.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_163">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p>Showers</p>
            <pb n="159"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-08">Friday June 8</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Went in town &amp; met <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Mulligan</persName>. </p>
            <p> Met an old classmate <persName>Robert C. Kelley</persName> of
                  <orgName>Harvard</orgName>.</p>
            <p> Phoned <persName>Bob Martin</persName> tonight &amp; was informed that had I asked I
               could have found a job on his father's yacht which he gave to the government.</p>
            <p> Waited for an hour at <persName>Doc Murphy's</persName> but he did not come.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_164">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="160"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-09">Saturday June 9</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Today's business was perhaps the biggest the store has ever had. It started off well
               in the morning but dropped off considerably during the night. </p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_165">
            <p>Rain</p>
            <pb n="161"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-10">Sunday June 10</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time> Mass</label>.
               Weather very <choice>
                  <sic>disagreable</sic>
                  <corr>disagreeable</corr>
               </choice>. Did some reading this afternoon.</p>
            <p> Had a pleasant evening at <persName ref="#FTLimont">Frank Limont’s</persName>. Very pleasant
               party.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_166">
            <p>Unsettled- showers.</p>
            <pb n="162"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-11">Monday June 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Went in town to look about for a job by which I might lend my services to the
               country.</p>
            <p> Had a long talk with <persName ref="#TJHurley">Tom Hurley</persName> &amp; <persName>Dr. F.X.
                  Mahoney</persName> of the <orgName>Board of Health</orgName>.</p>
            <p> Met <persName>Pete McKenna</persName> at the <placeName>Water St office</placeName>
               of the <orgName>Hospital Corps</orgName>. Together we walked around the city calling
               at the <placeName>Relief Station</placeName>, <placeName>Massachusetts General
                  Hospital</placeName>, <orgName>Boston &amp; Maine Railroad</orgName>,
                  <placeName>First Corps Cadets Armory</placeName> &amp;<placeName><persName>Dr.
                     Morgan’s</persName> office</placeName>.</p>
            <p> I then left <persName>Pete</persName> &amp; went to see <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr.
                  Lyons</persName>. He was not in. Met <persName>Maj. Bogan, 9th Reg.
                  M.N.S</persName>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><label type="sports"><hi rend="brown"><orgName>Holy Cross</orgName>, Home.</hi>
                     postponed.</label></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_167">
            <p>Unsettled.</p>
            <pb n="163"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-12">Tuesday June 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Felt more like staying in bed this morning.</p>
            <p> Met <persName>Pete McKenna</persName> at the examination office, <placeName>42 Water
                  St</placeName>. Passed a very rigid physical exam. Signed up to go as a hospital
               attendant.</p>
            <p> Met <persName ref="#EFTobin">Ed Tobin</persName> outside the building and he sympathized with
               us.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JFMulligan">Mulligan</persName> &amp; I called to see <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr. Lyons</persName>,
               but he was not in. </p>
            <p>I cleaned house all afternoon, expecting to the <persName>O’Donnells</persName>.</p>
            <p>Our expected friends did not come.</p>
            <p><persName>Aunt Kate</persName> &amp; <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName> called.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#Constantine">King Constatine of <placeName>Greece</placeName></persName> offered to
               abdicate in fear of second war. </p>
            <postscript>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough">
                     <del rend="overwritten">
                        <hi rend="brown"><orgName>Harvard</orgName> Home (provisional)</hi>
                     </del>
                  </del>
                  <add place="superimposed">cancelled</add></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_168">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="164"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-13">Wednesday June 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Did some reading this morning.</p>
            <p> Went out to see <orgName>Boston College</orgName> &amp; <orgName>Holy
                  Cross</orgName> at <placeName>Alumni Field</placeName>. It was a great game. It
               was decided in the 9th inning when <orgName>Holy Cross</orgName> came back with two
               out and put across 3 runs. The boys tried hard in their half &amp; with 2 out started
               a rally scoring one run &amp; with two men on bases <persName ref="#JFDee">Joe Dee</persName>
               flied out in his attempt to drive across a winning run.</p>
            <p> Took a walk around <placeName>Savin Hill</placeName> tonight to see <persName>N.S.
                  Ray</persName>. Did not see him.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough">
                     <del rend="overwritten">
                        <hi rend="brown"><orgName>Holy Cross</orgName>, Worcester</hi>
                     </del></del>
                  <add place="superimposed"><orgName>Holy Cross</orgName>, home. 4-5</add></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_169">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="165"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-14">Thursday June 14</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Remained at home all day, doing odd jobs &amp; reading</p>
            <p> Went in to the <orgName>Immaculate Conception</orgName> tonight to <label
               type="religious">confession</label>. Met <persName ref="#EFTobin">Ed Tobin</persName>. Saw
               <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr. Lyons</persName>.</p>
            <p> Turned in early.</p>
            <p> The returns on the <ref target="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_bond">Liberty
                  Loan</ref> have been a disappointment to date. It is hoped that the loan will be
               over subscribed by tomorrow.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough">
                     <del rend="overwritten">
                        <hi rend="brown"><orgName>Harvard</orgName> at <placeName>Soldier’s
                              Field</placeName></hi>
                     </del>
                  </del>
                  <add place="superimposed">cancelled</add></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_170">
            <p>C</p>
            <p> Fine.</p>
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <pb n="166"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-15">Friday June 15</date></p>
            <p>Did not leave the house all day save to do an errand at the
                  <placeName>Comer</placeName>. </p>
            <p>Received <label type="religious">communion</label> this morning.</p>
            <p>Arranged my old scraps &amp; clippings this evening.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> &amp; I went to services tonight. Weather
               threatening.</p>
            <p><unclear reason="faded">Great rush</unclear> all over the country today to subscribe
               for the <ref target="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_bond">Liberty Bond
                  Loans</ref>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><del rend="strikethrough">
                     <del rend="overwritten">
                        <hi rend="brown"><orgName>Harvard</orgName>, <placeName>Soldier’s
                              Field</placeName></hi>
                     </del>
                  </del>
                  <add place="superimposed">cancelled</add></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_171">
            <p>Unsettled.</p>
            <pb n="167"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-16">Saturday June 16</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The <ref target="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_bond">Liberty Loan</ref> was a
               great success. It was over subscribed by many millions.</p>
            <p> Business was very good.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>
                  <hi rend="brown"><orgName>Lehigh</orgName>, Home.</hi></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_172">
            <p>Rain -- Clear.</p>
            <pb n="168"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-17">Sunday June 17</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Rained as hard as it possibly could all morning and up until <time when="14:45:00"
                  >2:45 P.M.</time></p>
            <p><persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> and I were forced to go out in the worst of the storm
               when we went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time>
                  Mass</label>. </p>
            <p>After dinner <persName>Aunt Kate</persName>, <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName>,
                  <persName>Bill</persName> &amp; <persName>Charlie</persName> called. </p>
            <p>I went to <persName>Art’s</persName> &amp; had supper. Staying over until tomorrow
               morning.</p>
            <p><persName>Art</persName> &amp; I had a very pleasant evening. Played a few hands of
                  "<ref target="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_poker_terms#P">penny
                  ante</ref>" &amp; went to bed when we rehearsed some old news. </p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_173">
            <p>Beautiful day.</p>
            <p><hi rend="underline"><label type="holiday">Bunker Hill Day</label></hi></p>
            <pb n="169"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-18">Monday June 18</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Had to get up &amp; go to work.</p>
            <p>Small business.</p>
            <p>Spent a quiet afternoon at home after leaving <persName>Art</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Geo Lonegan</persName> at <placeName>City Square</placeName>.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName> was at the house having stayed all night.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> &amp; <persName>Joe</persName> went to <persName>Rose
                  Munsey’s</persName> &amp; I called on <persName>Dr. O’Keefe</persName>.</p>
            <p>Spent a most pleasant evening with the <persName>doctor</persName> talking about
               various subjects. I was surprised to learn that the <persName>doctor</persName> was a
               fluent &amp; well-informed talker on almost any of the big questions of the day. </p>
            <postscript>
               <p><hi rend="brown"><orgName>Leland Stanford Jr.</orgName>, Home</hi></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_174">
            <p>Warm.</p>
            <pb n="170"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-19">Tuesday June 19</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Worked all day at the <placeName>North Station</placeName>. Was asked to work all
               week and accepted.</p>
            <p> Called up <persName>Mollie Walsh</persName> &amp; made arrangements to visit her
               tomorrow night.</p>
            <p> Walked out to <placeName>Western Ave</placeName> tonight &amp; learned that
                  <persName>Ray</persName> had moved from there.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_175">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="171"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-20">Wednesday June 20</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Remarkable the amount of dust that accumulates in <orgName>the store</orgName>. As
               fast as one dusts there is more.</p>
            <p> Business was very good this afternoon. <persName>Kean</persName> did very well.</p>
            <p> The windows were trimmed &amp; helped to keep the day from getting monotonous.</p>
            <p> Called to see my friend <persName>Mollie Walsh</persName> tonight. Had hardly got
               seated when a friend <persName>Lieut ----- of the Naval Militia</persName> called.
               Guess <persName>Mollie</persName> must have <unclear reason="illegible">"pulled a
                  foul."</unclear> Two on the same night looks bad.</p>
            <p> However, I enjoyed the evening.</p>
            <p> Met <persName>Coughlin</persName> an old <choice>
                  <abbr><orgName>B.L.S.</orgName><expan>Boston Latin School</expan></abbr>
               </choice> boy on the car &amp; we rode home together.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_176">
            <p>Fine - Humid.</p>
            <pb n="172"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-21">Thursday June 21</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Again a beautiful day. Rather hot &amp; humid.</p>
            <p> Was very tired all day.</p>
            <p> Business picked up in the late afternoon, <persName ref="#BJaycock">Bob</persName> &amp; I being
               worked pretty hard.</p>
            <p> Strolled over town at <time when="12:00:00">noon</time>. Called into <placeName>the
                  recruiting stations</placeName> of the <orgName>Medical Corps</orgName>.</p>
            <p> Missed <persName>N.S. Ray</persName> again today.</p>
            <p> Hung my diploma tonight.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p> Received a formal thanks from <persName ref="#JMCurley">Mayor Curley</persName> for services on
                     <label type="military">National Enrollment Day</label>, June 5.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_177">
            <p>Beautiful Day</p>
            <pb n="173"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-22">Friday June 22</date></p>

            <p><persName>J.M. Sharp</persName> brought in his golf sticks today so it looks as
               though he is making good use of having me around. He went off after dinner.</p>
            <p>After lunch I went out to to <persName>Sharp’s</persName> home in
                  <placeName>Allston</placeName> on an errand.</p>
            <p>Mighty hot this afternoon, although a good breeze was blowing.</p>
            <p>Hung some more pictures tonight.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JJCraven">Father</persName> had a very close shave when a bolt fell
               from the hoist block &amp; barely touched his shoulder.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Received announcement of the engagement of <persName>Harriet Robertson</persName>
                  to <persName>Robert G. Gibson</persName> of <placeName>Brookline</placeName>. </p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"> </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_178">
            <p>Fine &amp; warm</p>
            <pb n="174"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-23">Saturday June 23</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Worked at the <placeName>North Station</placeName> today.</p>
            <p> The war is passing through a very uneventful period. For days there has been nothing
               doing on any of the fronts. The Italians and Austrians have recently had some active
               work but it did not amount to much.</p>
            <p> Business was very good today. <persName ref="#BJaycock">Bob</persName> had the biggest afternoon at
               either store.</p>
            <p> Banked some money.</p>
            <p> Witnessed an <label type="accident">auto accident</label> on <placeName>Portland
                  St</placeName>. Man ran in front of rapidly moving auto. Hit &amp; run over. I
               went to <orgName>Relief Station</orgName> as witness.</p>
            <p>
               <persName>Mr. Sharp</persName> has engaged me to work until called for service.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_179">
            <p>Unsettled - cool.</p>
            <pb n="175"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-24">Sunday June 24</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Looked like rain all morning.</p>
            <p>Early this morning there was a very heavy fall of rain, accompanied by lightning
               &amp; thunder. </p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30 o’clock
                  </time>Mass</label>. Met <persName>Geo</persName> &amp; <persName>Marie
                     Boyle</persName>, &amp; <persName ref="#JFMulligan">Joe Mulligan</persName>.</p>
            <p>Wrote some letters this afternoon.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> &amp; I went to <placeName>Winthrop</placeName> to see
                  <persName>Mr. Melanson</persName> who is just recovering from a very severe
               illness.</p>
            <p>The evening was very cool.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_180">
            <p>Fine -- unsettled</p>
            <p>--- clear</p>
            <pb n="176"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-25">Monday June 25</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Today is somewhat cooler than the past few days, owing to the change in the weather
               yesterday afternoon.</p>
            <p>
               <unclear reason="illegible">Business</unclear> was not bright today.</p>
            <p>
               <persName>Bob</persName> had many reminiscences to tell of yesterday’s reception down
               at <placeName>East Warren</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Went to town tonight &amp; did not see <persName>Larry Sweeney</persName>. Talked
               over things with <persName>Tom O’Connor</persName>. </p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_181">
            <p>Hot.</p>
            <p>Cool &amp; breezy at night</p>
            <pb n="177"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-26">Tuesday June 26</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Weather was very uncertain. Looked a lot like rain but would then clear off.</p>
            <p>Called to see <persName ref="#ABennet">Agnes Bennett</persName> tonight. </p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_182">
            <p>Hot-Humid</p>
            <pb n="178"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-27">Wednesday June 27</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> The morning began badly when <persName>Mr. Sharp</persName> found that there was
               $5.00 less in the cash drawer than there should be. It looked as though I am the one
               blamed for the loss.</p>
            <p> A cinder settled in my eye this afternoon causing me much pain until I had it
               removed. Even then the eye pained owing to the presence of the cinder so long.</p>
            <p> Went to bed early tonight.</p>
            <p> Listened to the <label type="entertainment">band concert</label> on <placeName>the
                  common</placeName> given by the <orgName>Harvard Band</orgName> &amp; the
                  <orgName>North Reg. Band</orgName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_183">
            <p>Beautiful Day</p>
            <pb n="179"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-28">Thursday June 28</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> There was another shortage in the cash register this morning, it was not as great as
               yesterday’s for it was but $1.00. It makes me very uncomfortable to have such
               mistakes made when I am present for the suspicion hinges on me since I am the only
               "green" hand employed.</p>
            <p> Went to the <placeName>recruiting center of the military railway
                  regiment</placeName> this afternoon. Could not join without a discharge from
                  <orgName>the Medical Corps</orgName> which would take three weeks and hence too
               long to allow me to join the railway unit which goes to camp tomorrow.</p>
            <p> The afternoon was very quiet. <persName>Billy Murphy</persName> dropped in to the
               store &amp; I did an errand for him.</p>
            <p> Spent a very quiet evening.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_184">
            <p>Fine -- Rain</p>
            <pb n="180"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-29">Friday June 29</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was very sleepy this morning perhaps due to staying up reading last night.</p>
            <p> Business was as dead as a <choice>
                  <sic>door nail</sic>
                  <corr>doornail</corr>
               </choice> today. The whole week in fact has been very quiet.</p>
            <p> Went over town to <placeName>Champlain’s</placeName> &amp; got my second order of
               pictures this noon time. Listened to some of the recruiting soldiers on
                  <placeName>the Common</placeName>.</p>
            <p> Played the piano all evening.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_185">
            <p>Unsettled.</p>
            <pb n="181"/>
            <p><date when="1917-06-30">Saturday June 30</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Business was wonderful today. It was the biggest Saturday we ever had.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#BJaycock">Bob</persName> &amp; I <del rend="strikethrough">road</del> rode home
               together tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_186">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <pb n="182"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-01">Sunday July 1</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time> Mass</label>.</p>
            <p> Was very much discontented today because <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> had not made
               arrangements to go away for the day. <persName>Johnnie</persName> was down
               <placeName>the harbor</placeName>. <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName> was at the house <choice>
                  <sic>over night</sic>
                  <corr>overnight</corr>
               </choice>.</p>
            <p> Spent the afternoon on the piazza<note type="gloss">i.e. porch</note> reading
                  <title>"Tom Brown at Oxford'</title>.</p>
            <p> In the evening <persName>Aunt Kate</persName> &amp; <persName>Charlie</persName>,
                  <persName>Aunt Rose</persName> &amp; <persName>Jackie</persName>, <persName>Nellie
                  McDonald</persName>, <persName>Jim</persName> &amp; <persName>Annie
                  Moran</persName> &amp; <persName>Katherine</persName> called.</p>
            <p> Looked through some old films and pictures which I have collected.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_187">
            <p>Humid</p>
            <pb n="183"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-02">Monday July 2</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>Had a taste of really hot weather today.</p>
            <p>Took things as easy as possible &amp; had <del rend="strikethrough">and </del> a nice
               cool stay at home tonight.</p>
            <p>Met <persName>Dan Harkins</persName> on the car &amp; we planned for some farewell
               parties</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_188">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="188"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-03">Tuesday July 3</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was very busy today. People going off for the <label type="holiday">holiday</label>
               bought a lot of small apparel.</p>
            <p>Worked until <time when="21:00:00">nine o’clock</time> tonight. </p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_189">
            <p>Beautiful Day</p>
            <pb n="185"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-04">Wednesday July 4</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Had to work this morning.</p>
            <p> Talked over the phone with <persName>Mollie Walsh</persName> for a minute. Was
               undecided whether to go down to <placeName>Allerton</placeName> or to
                  <placeName>Natick</placeName> this afternoon. Decided to go to
                  <placeName>Natick</placeName>.</p>
            <p> Was given a cordial reception by my relatives who are proud to have a relation in
               the army.</p>
            <p>
               <choice>
                  <sic>Staid</sic>
                  <corr>Stayed</corr>
               </choice> late &amp; was sorry to leave.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_190">
            <p>Beautiful Day</p>
            <pb n="186"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-05">Thursday July 5</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Took the <placeName>Atlantic Ave</placeName> train this morning and arrived at the
               store somewhat late.</p>
            <p> Business was quiet but I found sufficient work to keep me finding the hours
               long.</p>
            <p> Walked over town and on way happened to think that today is
                  <persName>Father’s</persName>
               <choice>
                  <sic>Birth day</sic>
                  <corr>Birthday</corr>
               </choice>. If I could have thought of something fitting I would have gotten it for
               him. Not thinking of anything, I did not buy.</p>
            <p> Went to <persName>Joe Harkin’s</persName> tonight &amp; we went to <label
                  type="religious">confession</label>. On returning to <persName>Joe’s</persName>,
                  <persName>Charlie Tierney</persName> was there &amp; we three went in town to
                  <placeName>the Boston Theatre</placeName>.</p>
            <p> After the theatre we walked over <choice>
                  <abbr>thro</abbr>
                  <expan>through</expan>
               </choice>
               <placeName>the West End</placeName> &amp; dropped in at
                  <placeName>Meardy’s</placeName>.</p>
            <p> Rumor that <ref target="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_Service_Act_of_1917"
                  >Draft</ref> numbers have been picked.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_191">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p>C</p>
            <pb n="187"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-06">Friday July 6</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Had a busy day finishing up my rearrangement of the stock. </p>
            <p>On the invitation of <persName>Dan Hawkins</persName>, I attended a party on
                  <placeName>Dakota St</placeName>, at <persName>Mr. Daniel Lynch’s</persName>. The
               party was a huge success, not being crowded &amp; all being jovial &amp; sociable.
               The ability and big heartedness of <persName>Charlie Tierney</persName> to furnish
               the music for the evening was a big factor in the success of the party.
                  <persName>Frank Whalen</persName>
               <unclear reason="illegible">rendered</unclear>
               <title>"The Highwayman"</title> in <add place="above">a</add> perfect manner. The
               charming <persName>Miss Grace Lawton</persName> who was <persName>Frank’s</persName>
               partner for the evening was easily the belle of the party. </p>
            <p><label type="religious">Received Communion</label> at <label type="religious"><time
                     when="18:00:00">6 o’clock</time>Mass</label> this morning. </p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_192">
            <p>Beautiful Day</p>
            <pb n="188"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-07">Saturday July 7</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Business dull today</p>
            <p>
               <persName>Mr. Sharp</persName> let me home early tonight.</p>
            <p> Was over town to the <orgName>Hospital Recruiting office</orgName> &amp; was told
               that I would perhaps be called into service within a week. </p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_193">
            <p>Beautiful Day</p>
            <pb n="189"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-08">Sunday July 8</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was up early. Went to <label type="religious"><time when="09:30:00"
                  >9:30</time>Mass</label>.</p>
            <p>Called to see <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr. Lyons</persName> but did not see him for he will not be
               back until latter part of month. Saw <persName>Lieut. Jos. O’Hare</persName>. Was at
                  <placeName>South Armory</placeName>. Saw <persName>Dr. Morgan</persName>.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> &amp; I went to <placeName>Nantasket</placeName>. I left
               her at <persName>O’Donnell’s</persName> &amp; went over to see <persName>Mollie
                  Walsh</persName> at <placeName>Allerton</placeName>. Met several friends &amp;
               walked back to <placeName>Surfside</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Coming home on the boat at <time when="21:30:00">9:30</time>. We met a few friends.
               One was an old friend of <persName>Art's</persName>, <persName>Bessie
                  Cantry</persName>, another was <persName>Jeremiah O’Donald</persName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_194">
            <p>Cool. Fine.</p>
            <p><label>Elks Convention</label></p>
            <pb n="190"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-09">Monday July 9</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Did not mind working today for the air was bracing.</p>
            <p> Business dull.</p>
            <p> Went in town after supper.</p>
            <p> Did not find <persName>Nobil Ray</persName>.</p>
            <p>Wrote a letter to <persName ref="#ASullivan">Sullivan</persName>.</p>
            <p> Met <persName>Mrs. Wells nee Catherine Brooks</persName> on the car.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_195">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="191"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-10">Tuesday July 10</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Weather rather cool today.</p>
            <p> Business was a trifle off color as it has been since the <label type="holiday"
                  >holiday</label>.</p>
            <p> Called in at <persName ref="#TDLavelle">T.D. Lavelle’s</persName> &amp; he gave me a letter of
               introduction to <persName>Dan Coakley</persName>, whom I will visit shortly.</p>
            <p>
               <persName>Dan Harkins</persName> &amp; I went up to the <placeName>Franklin Park
                  theatre</placeName> tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_196">
            <p>Unsettled- Rain</p>
            <pb n="192"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-11">Wednesday July 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The rain was held off until this afternoon and then it came. Our supply of umbrellas
               was hard hit.</p>
            <p> Took out an application for the second <orgName>R.O.T.C.</orgName> which will be
               held at <placeName>Fort <sic>Meyer</sic>, VA</placeName>.</p>
            <p> Called on <persName>Joe Harkins</persName>at the <placeName>old Jack Union
                  building</placeName>.</p>
            <p> Joe &amp; I went to <persName>Whelan’s</persName> tonight. Talked over the phone
               with <persName>Grace Lawton</persName> concerning the <label>party</label> for Friday
               night.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_197">
            <p>Unsettled</p>
            <pb n="193"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-12">Thursday July 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was very tired all day &amp; was very glad to see evening approach.</p>
            <p> During my lunch period I strolled over towards the
               <placeName>common</placeName>.</p>
            <p> Immediately after supper I laid down &amp; awoke about <time when="22:00:00">10
                  o'clock</time> &amp; then went to bed.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Rumor of a revolution in the <orgName>German Government</orgName></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_198">
            <p>Unsettled-fine</p>
            <pb n="194"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-13">Friday July 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was up early. Went to <placeName><persName>Dr. O'Keefe's</persName></placeName>
               &amp; had a physical exam this morning.</p>
            <p> At <time when="12:00:00">noon</time> I went to <placeName>City Hall</placeName>
               &amp; had <persName ref="#BCuddy">Bill Cuddy</persName> sign my application papers for the second
               camp at <placeName>Ft. Meyer, Va</placeName>. Went over to <placeName>Copley
                  Sq</placeName> but the officer there told me to mail the application which I did.
               My utter disregard for superstition is evident by my action of doing so much on my
               application despite the fact that today is Friday the 13th.</p>
            <p> Had a very pleasant party at <persName>Grace Lawton's</persName>. Saw
                  <persName>Tierney</persName> for the first time in his sailor's uniform.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_199">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="195"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-14">Saturday July 14</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> The happiest man in Boston today is <persName ref="#BJaycock">Bob Jaycock</persName> for he goes on
               his vacation tonight &amp; will be gone two weeks.</p>
            <p> Business was very slow all day. It came in bursts during the afternoon.</p>
            <p> During the evening I was sent over to the <placeName>So. Station store</placeName>
               in order that the fellow who will take <persName ref="#BJaycock">Bob's</persName> place might become
               acquainted with the stock at the <placeName>No. Station</placeName>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Rumor that the <persName ref="#Wilhelm">Kaiser</persName> has left the throne. Denied</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_200">
            <p>Unsettled - Fine</p>
            <pb n="196"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-15">Sunday July 15</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>Had a shower when I was going to church.</p>
            <p>Went into the <placeName>Library</placeName> with <persName>Harkins</persName> &amp;
               took out a book on the <persName>German Emperor</persName> &amp;
                  <placeName>Germany</placeName>.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> &amp; I went out to <persName>Aunt Kate's</persName> in
                  <placeName>No. Cambridge</placeName>. Met <persName>Priscilla's</persName> friend
                  <persName>Billie Butts</persName>. Had a very enjoyable evening.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><persName ref="#TBethmann">Von Bethmann Hollweg</persName> the chancellor forced from office &amp;
                     <persName ref="#GMichaelis">Georg Michaelis</persName> placed in his stead by the <persName ref="#FWErnst">Crown
                     Prince</persName>, <persName ref="#PHindenburg">Hindenburg</persName>, &amp; <persName ref="#ELudendorf">von
                     Ludendorff</persName>.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_201">
            <p> Fine - Hot </p>
            <pb n="197"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-16">Monday July 16</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>Was late this morning although I knew <persName>Sharp</persName> would be on hand
               early because of the new man from the <placeName>So. Station</placeName>,
               <persName>Dicky</persName>taking <persName ref="#BJaycock">Bob's</persName> place while
               <persName ref="#BJaycock">Bob</persName> is on his vacation.</p>
            <p>Too hot to do much work</p>
            <p>Met <persName>Harkins</persName> on the car coming from work and I met him this
               evening &amp; walked around for a while.</p>
            <p>Went to <persName>McEachern's</persName> wake. <persName>McEachern</persName> was
               killed by the overturning of an automobile <date when="1917-07-14">Saturday
                  night</date>.</p>
            <p><persName>Harkins</persName>, <persName>Whalen</persName>, &amp; I had a long talk at
               the fountain.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><orgName><choice>
                        <sic>Center Party</sic>
                        <corr>Centre Party</corr>
                     </choice></orgName>- Catholic- asserting its advocacy of peace.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_202">
            <p>Fine- occasional showers</p>
            <pb n="198"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-17">Tuesday July 17</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>Although dull at times the business of today was fairly good.</p>
            <p><persName>Mr. Sharp</persName> was away, having gone to <placeName>Gloversville <choice>
                     <abbr>N.Y.</abbr>
                     <expan>New York</expan>
                  </choice></placeName>.</p>
            <p>I went to the <placeName>Common</placeName> &amp; listened to <persName>Private
                  Macdonald</persName>- <persName>Buck's</persName> brother.</p>
            <p>Made arrangements over phone with <persName>Katie Murphy</persName> to have some of
               the boys out to <placeName>Natick</placeName>
               <date when="1917-07-22">Sunday</date>.</p>
            <p>Did a lot of writing tonight.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Reports that the U.S. vessels have sunk 4 submarines.
                     <placeName>Germany</placeName> still shaken by cries for peace.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_203">
            <p>Unsettled- clear</p>
            <pb n="199"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-18">Wednesday July 18</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>Business was good today</p>
            <p>This evening I called on <persName ref="#ABennet">Agnes Bennett</persName> &amp; had a very pleasant
               evening. <persName >Mrs. Bennett</persName> was in town.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_204">
            <p>Unsettled- fair</p>
            <pb n="200"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-19">Thursday July 19</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>Dull business today.</p>
            <p><persName>Joe Harkins</persName> &amp; I went in town to the <placeName>Gordon's
                  Olympia</placeName>. The show was good. After the show we took a walk through the
                  <placeName>Back Bay</placeName> &amp; had a lunch at the <placeName>Automat on
                  Huntington Ave</placeName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_205">
            <p>Beautiful Day. <hi rend="underline"> Draft Drawn</hi></p>
            <p>Hot.</p>
            <pb n="201"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-20">Friday July 20</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>The weather was so hot that cooking became dreary.</p>
            <p><persName>Mr. Sharp</persName> was back on the job early this morning after his trip
               up to <placeName>Gloversville</placeName>.</p>
            <p>The numbers of the drafted men were drawn today. The first number was drawn by <persName ref="#NDBaker"><choice>
                     <abbr>Sec</abbr>
                     <expan>Secretary</expan>
                  </choice> Baker</persName> of the <orgName>War department</orgName> and was no.
               258. Twenty-five fellows in Boston were drawn with that number.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JKFlemming">Jack Fleming</persName> dropped into the store to see me.</p>
            <p>Met <persName>Eddie O'Brien</persName>, a former coworker, at <placeName>the
                  Moorland</placeName>.</p>
            <p><persName>Charlie Tierney</persName>, <persName>Joe Harkins</persName>, and I went in
               to <placeName>Keith's</placeName> tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"> </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_206">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="202"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-21">Saturday July 21</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>Business was not very good until late today, &amp; then we had a very big day. At
               closing time we had 5¢ short of $275 &amp; we remained open until a fellow happened
               along &amp; bought a stick pin.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"> </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_207">
            <p>Hot</p>
            <pb n="203"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-22">Sunday July 22</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="11:30:00">11:30</time>Mass</label> &amp;
               found the heat terrific.</p>
            <p><persName>Joe Harkins</persName> called and we both left for
                  <placeName>Natick</placeName>. <persName>Frank Whelan</persName> did not show up.
                  <persName>Joe</persName> &amp; I had supper at <persName>Katie's</persName> &amp;
               went to the train to meet <persName>Tierney</persName>.</p>
            <p><persName>Joe</persName> &amp; I visited <persName>Uncle Ed's</persName> while
                  <persName>Charlie</persName> was eating. We went back to
                  <persName>Katie's</persName> &amp; met <persName>Lorna Doon</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Josephine Buckley</persName>. Later <persName>Marie</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Marguerite Brennan</persName> came over &amp; we had a pleasant
               evening.</p>
            <p>It was sad to part <persName>Joe</persName> from <persName>Marguerite</persName> and
                  <persName>Charlie</persName> from <persName>Marie</persName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"> </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_208">
            <p>Hot - cool.</p>
            <pb n="204"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-23">Monday July 23</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>Today promised to be a scorcher for at <time when="08:00:00">8 o'clock</time> it was
               much hotter than it was at the same hour yesterday. The wind shifted however and the
               heat was blown away.</p>
            <p>Went over to <placeName>City Point</placeName> &amp; met <persName ref="#MVCullea">Maurice
               Dullea</persName> and <persName ref="#JJKeenan">Joe Keenan</persName>. Both have escaped the early
               drafts and will enter the <orgName>Jesuit House</orgName> &amp; the <choice>
                  <abbr>Sem</abbr>
                  <expan><orgName>Seminary</orgName></expan>
               </choice> respectively. Met <persName ref="#WEKerrigan">Bill Kerigan</persName> &amp; saw several
               friends.</p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_209">
            <p>Unsettled -shower - clear</p>
            <pb n="205"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-24">Tuesday July 24</date></p>
         </div>

         <div type="entry">
            <p>Business was very good today. During the afternoon I put across some good big sales
               and do not doubt but that I had a higher average than <persName>Keene</persName>
               had.</p>
            <p>Saw the account of the death of <persName>Frank Phelan's</persName> father in the
               paper this morning. Went over to the wake after spending some time with <persName>Joe
                  Harkins</persName>. Met <persName ref="#DOConnor">Dorothy O'Connor</persName> &amp; her folks at
                     <placeName><persName>Phelan</persName>'s</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Walked home with <persName ref="#DLDaley">Leo Daly</persName>.</p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_210">
            <p>Unsettled- fine</p>
            <pb n="206"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-25">Wednesday July 25</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p><persName>Mr. Sharp</persName> returned this afternoon. His daughter is in a hospital
               at <placeName>Newport</placeName> and will be there for some time.</p>
            <p>Business was very dull today.</p>
            <p>Called on <persName ref="#ABennet">Miss Bennett</persName> tonight.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>An <label type="event">American submarine was blown up</label>, according to a
                  report received this afternoon.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_211">
            <p>Hot.</p>
            <pb n="207"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-26">Thursday July 26</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Business was dull all day until late this afternoon.</p>
            <p><persName>Joe Harkins</persName> &amp; I went over to see the <persName>Roche
                  girls</persName> in <placeName><choice>
                     <abbr>So.</abbr>
                     <expan>South</expan>
                  </choice> Boston</placeName>. The talented <persName>Helen</persName> entertained
               us very ably until <persName>Charlie Tierney</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Irene</persName> arrived.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_212">
            <p>Very humid- Heavy shower. -cool</p>
            <pb n="208"/>
            <p><date when="1917-07-27">Friday July 27</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>Humidity almost unbearable. Heat intense. During the afternoon a very heavy
               thunderstorm accompanied by heavy rainfall &amp; wind, helped to cool the
               atmosphere.</p>
            <p>Business was good</p>
            <p><persName>Mr. Sharp</persName> is still away.</p>
            <p>Spent the evening at home. First evening at home for some time. Looked up my serial
               draft number 1445 and found that my number was the 1200th chosen.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_213">
               <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
               <pb n="209"/>
               <p><date when="1917-07-28">Saturday July 28</date></p>
            </div>
            <div type="entry">

               <p>The rain of yesterday surely cleared the atmosphere for it was very bracing &amp;
                  invigorating this morning.</p>
               <p>Although busy today we did not equal last Saturday's business.</p>
               <p>Met <persName>Joe Harkins</persName>on the car coming home.</p>
            </div>

            <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_214">
               <p>Beautiful Day</p>
               <pb n="210"/>
               <p><date when="1917-07-29">Sunday July 29</date></p>
            </div>
            <div type="entry">

               <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="07:30:00">7:30</time>Mass</label>. Met
                  <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName> near the Church &amp; we both attended the <label
                     type="religious">Mass</label>.</p>
               <p>Had breakfast &amp; <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName>, <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName> and
                  I went up to <placeName>Haverhill</placeName> on the car arriving at <time
                     when="12:45:00">12:45</time>.</p>
               <p>Spent afternoon with <persName>the Monaghans</persName>. During the afternoon
                     <persName>John Creed</persName> &amp; a fellow named <persName>Shea</persName>,
                  both from <orgName>the college</orgName>, called to see me.</p>
               <p>We left on the <time when="19:19:00">7:19</time> train. Arriving in
                  <placeName>Boston</placeName>, <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> &amp;
                     <persName>Joe</persName> went to <placeName>Cambridge</placeName> while I went
                  over to a farewell party at <placeName><persName ref="#MVCullea">Maurice
                     Cullea's</persName></placeName>. <persName ref="#MVCullea">Maurice</persName> leaves for
                     <orgName>St. Andrew's</orgName> tomorrow to begin his studies with <orgName>the
                     Jesuits</orgName>.</p>
            </div>
            <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_215">
               <p>Hottest day of the year. 98 [*degree]</p>
               <pb n="209"/>
               <p><date when="1917-07-30">Monday July 30</date></p>
            </div>
            <div type="entry">

               <p>Heat was terrific all day. Hottest day for some few years. Business was good.
                     <persName>Keane</persName> was dressing the windows all afternoon.</p>
               <p>It was so hot that I did not eat any lunch, instead sat in the <placeName>Waiting
                     Room</placeName> of the <placeName>station</placeName>.</p>
               <p><persName ref="#BJaycock">Bob</persName> did not arrive back until almost six tonight. He looked
                  well after his 2 weeks vacation. Took a good cool bath tonight. Straightened out
                  my room.</p>
            </div>
            <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_216">
               <p>Hot.</p>
               <pb n="212"/>
               <p><date when="1917-07-31">Tuesday July 31</date></p>
            </div>
            <div type="entry">

               <p>This morning was very hot but in the afternoon the wind shifted to the East and
                  inside an hour the temperature fell almost 10 [*degree].</p>
               <p>Business was good today.</p>
               <p>This evening <persName>Joe Harkins</persName> &amp; I went over to <placeName>City
                     Point</placeName> and took a dip in the briny. The water was so chilly that I
                  was <choice>
                     <sic>nummed</sic>
                     <corr>numbed</corr>
                  </choice>.</p>
            </div>
            <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_217">
               <p>Hot &amp; Humid</p>
               <p><hi rend="underline">Hottest yet</hi></p>
               <pb n="213"/>
               <p><date when="1917-08-01">Wednesday Aug 1</date></p>
            </div>
            <div type="entry">

               <p>After a very sleepless &amp; restless night owing to the heat I awoke to find no
                  difference in the temperature of the morning</p>
               <p>Today was the worst day this year which means the worst day in a few years</p>
               <p>Business was very good all day. The perspiration forced the public to buy more
                  soft collars &amp; handkerchiefs.</p>
               <p>At dinner time I went over to the <placeName><orgName>Army</orgName>
                     Headquarters</placeName> &amp; had a talk with <persName>Capt. Begg</persName>
                  &amp; he told me that I would be called within 10 days.</p>
               <p>Spent a quiet evening reading</p>
               <postscript>
                  <p>Over two hundred have died from heat prostration since the <label
                        type="weather">hot spell</label> started. It is country wide.</p>
               </postscript>
            </div>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_218">
            <p><label type="weather">Hot.</label></p>
            <pb n="214"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-02">Thursday Aug 2</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Last night was much better than the night before, but this morning was much hotter.
               At <time when="13:00:00">1 o'clock P.M</time>
               <label type="weather">today a thermometer on <placeName>Canal St.</placeName>,
                  registered 101 [*degree].</label></p>
            <p>So heavy has been the drive on handkerchiefs that we are completely out of the two
               cheaper grades.</p>
            <p><persName>Mr Sharp</persName> has not reached the crisis yet.</p>
            <p>Spent another quiet evening.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>The <orgName><choice>
                        <abbr>I.W.W.</abbr>
                        <expan>Industrial Workers of the World</expan>
                     </choice></orgName> has caused much trouble throughout the middle west. One of
                  the leaders was lead off &amp; hung by a gang.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_219">
            <p><label type="weather">Fine.</label></p>
            <pb n="215"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-03">Friday Aug 3</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><label type="weather">The hot spell has moderated.</label></p>
            <p>The weather today was ideal.</p>
            <p>Despite the fact that the hot weather of the past few days was instrumental in
               bringing our business to a record yet we were all glad to see the unbearable weather
               go.</p>
            <p>The much expected word from the <persName>girls</persName> concerning the visit to
                  <placeName>Nantasket</placeName> which <persName>Tierney</persName>,
                  <persName>Harkins</persName> and I have planned arrived today. We are
               expected.</p>
            <p><label type="entertainment"><persName>Joe Harkins</persName> &amp; I went in to the
                     <placeName>Boston <choice>
                        <sic>Theater</sic>
                        <corr>Theatre</corr>
                     </choice></placeName> tonight. The show was mediocre but the picture "<name>The
                     Trail of the <choice>
                        <sic>Shaddow</sic>
                        <corr>Shadow</corr>
                     </choice></name>" in which <persName>Emmy <choice>
                        <sic>Whehlen</sic>
                        <corr>Whelen</corr>
                     </choice></persName> starred was the redeeming feature.</label></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_220">
            <pb n="216"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-04">Saturday Aug 4</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"/>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_221">
            <p><label type="weather">Beautiful day.</label></p>
            <pb n="217"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-05">Sunday Aug 5</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went to early <label type="religious">mass</label>.</p>
            <p>Went in to see <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr. Lyons</persName> &amp; after waiting for 1½ hours to see
               him I gave up in disgust &amp; went home.</p>
            <p><persName>Harkins</persName> &amp; I met <persName>Tierney</persName> at
                  <placeName>Rowes Wharf</placeName> &amp; we proceeded to
                  <placeName>Nantasket</placeName> where we had supper at the hotel &amp; spent the
               evening with the <persName>Brennan girls</persName> &amp; <persName>Mollie
                  O'Donnell</persName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_222">
            <pb n="218"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-06">Monday Aug 6</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"/>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_223">
            <pb n="219"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-07">Tuesday Aug 7</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"/>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_224">
            <pb n="220"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-08">Wednesday Aug 8</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"/>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_225">
            <pb n="221"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-09">Thursday Aug 9</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"/>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_226">
            <pb n="222"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-10">Friday Aug 10</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"/>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_227">
            <p><label type="weather">Fine</label></p>
            <pb n="223"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-11">Saturday Aug 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><label type="military">Received word from the <orgName>Army</orgName> headquarters to
                  report to <placeName>Fort Ethan Allen, Vt.</placeName></label>
               <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> came in with the notice &amp; I at once quit my job.</p>
            <p><label>A submarine rammed the <placeName>Nantasket</placeName> steamer
                     <name>Mayflower</name> in a fog late this afternoon.</label></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_228">
            <p><label type="weather">Fine</label></p>
            <pb n="224"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-12">Sunday Aug 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went to early <label type="religious">mass</label>.</p>
            <p><persName>Harkins</persName> &amp; I plotted to make a little party at
                  <persName>Brennans</persName> tomorrow night. Got <persName>Tierney</persName> on
               the phone.</p>
            <p><persName>Joe</persName> &amp; I went over to the <placeName>old
                     <unclear>Se</unclear>ck building</placeName>. Did some phoning hoping to get in
               touch with someone to call on tonight. Did not <choice>
                  <sic>succeeed</sic>
                  <corr>succeed</corr>
               </choice>.</p>
            <p>Spent the evening with <persName>Joe</persName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_229">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="225"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-12">Monday Aug 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Did not go to work this morning for the simple reason that I have no work now.</p>
            <p>Went in town visited the <placeName>Haberdasher</placeName> &amp; had lunch with
                     <persName>Kee<unclear reason="illegible">n</unclear></persName>.</p>
            <p>Bought a Cedar Bag &amp; did some looking around through the stores.</p>
            <p><persName>Harkins</persName>, <persName>Tierney</persName>, &amp; I went down to
                  <placeName>Nantasket</placeName> &amp; spent the evening with the
                  <persName>Brennans</persName>.</p>
            <p>We took the <unclear reason="illegible">11</unclear>·19 train &amp; arrived home very
               late.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_230">
            <p>Warm</p>
            <pb n="226"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-14">Tuesday Aug 14</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> &amp; I went in town and did some shopping this A.M.
               Bought some articles at <orgName>Jordan's</orgName>. Called to see <persName>Mrs
                  Cowlin</persName>. Went to the <placeName>State House</placeName>. Bought a wrist
               watch.</p>
            <p>Met <persName>Miss Donovan</persName> &amp; <persName>Miss Coakley</persName>, two
               old friends of <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mothers</persName>.</p>
            <p><label type="social"><persName>Joe Harkins</persName> &amp; I went to
                     <persName>Maurice Flynn</persName>'s &amp; met some friends.</label></p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious">confession</label> &amp; took a walk.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_231">
            <p>Fine C</p>
            <pb n="227"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-15">Wednesday Aug 15</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Went in town this morning to do some shopping. Called into the
               <placeName>Haberdasher</placeName> &amp; had lunch with <persName ref="#BJaycock">Bob</persName>.
               Walked over town with him &amp; went into the <orgName>Globe</orgName>. <del
                  rend="strikethrough">Bo</del> Got a new pair of shoes from
                  <orgName>Sherman</orgName> in return for the ones which were defective. Dropped in
               on <persName>Art</persName> &amp; said goodbye.</p>
            <p>Tried to straighten out my personal property at home.</p>
            <p>During the evening <persName>Mrs. Fleming</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Mildred</persName> called. Also <persName>Aunt Kate</persName>, <add
                  place="above"><unclear reason="illegible">Gail</unclear>,</add>
               <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName> &amp; some friends. I would rather have had a quiet
               evening.</p>
            <p><persName>Mrs. Harkins</persName> sent me a box of candy.</p>
            <p><persName>Nellie M<hi rend="superscript">c</hi>Donald</persName> also brought a box
               of candy.</p>
            <p>Was up late getting my things ready.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Went to <label type="religious">communion</label> with <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName>
                  at <time when="07:00:00">7 o'clock this morning</time>.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_232">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <p>Left Home.</p>
            <pb n="228"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-16">Thursday Aug 16</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was up early and did some picking up for my journey.</p>
            <p><persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName>, <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> &amp; <persName
                  ref="#JJCraven">Father</persName> were at the tram to bid me farewell.
                  <persName>Mrs. Fleming</persName>, <persName>Miss Gleason</persName> and
                  <persName>Sara</persName> were also there.</p>
            <p>I never saw <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> &amp; <persName ref="#JJCraven"
                  >Father</persName> so depressed before. Try as I would I could not restrain them
               from giving vent to their feelings.</p>
            <p>The trip as far as <placeName>Bellows Falls</placeName> was tiresome for the stations
               were close and we stopped at each one. After <placeName>the Falls</placeName> the
               stations were farther but we managed to touch at each one.</p>
            <p>Arriving at <placeName>Burlington</placeName> about ½ hour late I met four other
               fellows &amp; had supper with them at a restaurant. They were
                  <persName>Stewart</persName> of <placeName>Conn.</placeName>;
                  <persName>Moody</persName> of <placeName>Mass</placeName>;
                  <persName>Pasquel</persName> of <placeName>Boston</placeName> &amp;
                  <persName>Basset</persName> of <placeName>Mass</placeName>.</p>
            <p>We were assigned to one of the barracks &amp; were given mess kits &amp; cots which
               we pitched in the hallway.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_233">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <p>showers.</p>
            <pb n="229"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-17">Friday Aug 17</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p style="text-orientation:sideways-left">Physical exam this morning.</p>
            <p>After a very tiresome night during which I was kept awake by the cold, the
               uncomfortably hard cot &amp; being without blankets I got up early &amp; rather
               tired. My first breakfast in military camp consisted of corn flakes, scrambled eggs,
               baked potato, coffee &amp; bread (dry—no butter on the military mess table)</p>
            <p>In this morning's drill I was an instructor over a squad of rookies, having
               volunteered my services when asked.</p>
            <p>We had a very short <label type="military">drill</label> this afternoon because the
               usual <choice>
                  <sic>showe</sic>
                  <corr>shower</corr>
               </choice> passed over. We then adjourned to the barracks where the Capt gave us a
                  <label type="military">talk on personal hygiene</label>. Afterwards the
                  "<title>Articles of War</title>" were read to us.</p>
            <p>A <label type="military">hike</label> for over an hour completed our drilling &amp;
               returning we lined up for <label type="military">Retreat</label>, which is a very
               impressive ceremony.</p>
            <p>Wrote some cards at the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>Y.M.C.A</abbr>
                     <expan>Young Men's Christian Association</expan>
                  </choice>
               </orgName>tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_234">
            <p>Fine weather.</p>
            <pb n="230"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-18">Saturday Aug 18</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Would have liked to stay in bed but "I am in the Army Now." So I got up. The morning
               mist was slow in clearing away.</p>
            <p>We had the most "punctilious ceremony" of the week this morning in the <label
                  type="military">Inspection."</label> Following this we were off for the day until
                  <label type="military">Retreat</label> at <time when="17:15:00">5:15</time>.</p>
            <p>Saw <persName>Patsy M<hi rend="superscript">c</hi>Kenna</persName> this morning.
                  <persName>O'Connor</persName> &amp; I walked over &amp; looked him up. We found
                  <persName>Patsy</persName> shaving himself. After relating his adventures
               following graduation</p>
            <p>Following dinner <persName>O'Connor</persName> and I walked over &amp; met
                  <persName>Pete</persName> at the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>Y.M.C.A.</abbr>
                     <expan>Young Men's Christian Association</expan>
                  </choice></orgName> tent and did some writing.</p>
            <p>In the evening <persName>Friel</persName>, <persName>O'Connor</persName> and I went
               over to the <del rend="strikethrough"><orgName><choice>
                        <abbr>Y.M.C</abbr>
                        <expan>Young Men's Christian Association</expan>
                     </choice></orgName></del>
               <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>K. of C.</abbr>
                     <expan>Knights of Columbus</expan>
                  </choice></orgName> &amp; did some writing.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_235">
            <p>Weather unsettled</p>
            <p> Cleared.—Showers </p>
            <pb n="231"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-19">Sunday Aug 19</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Being the <label type="religious">Sabbath</label> we were allowed an hour's extra
               sleep this morning.</p>
            <p>Short <label type="military">am inspection</label> was held at <time when="07:30:00"
                  >7:30</time>, after which I got ready for church at <time when="09:00:00">9
                  o'clock</time>. Walked over with <persName>Bill Saunders</persName> and two young
               fellows from <placeName>Cambridge</placeName> who have arrived recently.</p>
            <p><label type="religious">Mass</label> was celebrated in the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>K. of C.</abbr>
                     <expan>Knights of Columbus</expan>
                  </choice></orgName> Building by a French priest. Several of the boys who thronged
               the building, received <label type="religious">communion</label>.</p>
            <p>We had nothing else to do until <label type="military">Retreat</label> tonight</p>
            <p><persName>Walter</persName> &amp; I spent the evening together <label
                  type="entertainment">visiting the <orgName><choice>
                        <abbr>Y.M.C.A</abbr>
                        <expan>Young Men's Christian Association</expan>
                     </choice></orgName> &amp; the <placeName>Riding Hall</placeName> where moving
                  pictures were held.</label></p>
            <p>During the afternoon I wrote letters to <persName>Fr. Coppinger</persName>,
               <persName ref="#JMFox">Fr. Fox</persName>, <persName>Marguerite Brennan</persName> &amp;
               <persName ref="#MVCullea">Maurice Cullea</persName>. All were long &amp; I was somewhat
               fatigued.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_236">
            <p>Beautiful day.</p>
            <pb n="232"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-20">Monday Aug 20</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Am on <label type="military">fatigue</label> today which consists of sweeping all the
               floors, stairways, piazza &amp; walk. While doing this I was enrolled with those
               desiring to become instructors. From the large number of applicants I was among the
               11 selected. However, being on fatigue I could not leave the barracks &amp; hence
               lost a chance to exhibit my skill. Still I was lucky to see the mistakes of the
               others &amp; to profit by them</p>
            <p>During the <label type="military">afternoon drill</label> I again sat &amp; watched
               the fellows drill. Following the drill we had a lecture on the organization of the
               various hospital sections. The roll was called and the men divided into units I &amp;
                  <persName>Jim Friel</persName> were <choice>
                  <sic>assinged</sic>
                  <corr>assigned</corr>
               </choice> to Unit P. Many surprises were uncovered for we are losing <persName>Capt
                  Smith</persName>, Sergts <persName>Ewing</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Yakarani</persName>. <persName>Philbrook</persName> becoming top
               sergt.</p>
            <p>The bunch I arrived with were not detailed to <persName>"P"</persName> so we had a
                  <label type="social">farewell party</label> tonight. Rather rough</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_237">
            <p>Cloudy &amp; damp.</p>
            <pb n="233"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-21">Tuesday Aug 21</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Slept under <persName>Stewarts</persName> blanket tonight between
                  <persName>him</persName> &amp; <persName>Saunders</persName> &amp; almost perished
               with the cold.</p>
            <p>There was a distribution of shoes to the boys today &amp; I tried to crowd in for a
               pair though I was not measured. The line was stopped before it came to me so I did
               not receive shoes.</p>
            <p>A major gave all the medical corps men <label type="military">a lecture</label> this
               morning outside the <placeName>riding hall</placeName> on personal hygiene &amp; camp
               sanitation.</p>
            <p>Read over the <title>Manual for Sanitary Troops</title> before dinner.</p>
            <p>Our new captain assumed his duties this afternoon after the men in the barracks had
               been divided &amp; 130 sent to tents. The fellows I arrived with have gone.</p>
            <p>In the <label type="military">afternoon drill</label> I was instructor of Detachment
               7. Gave the fellows a stiff work. Orders came forbidding sanitary men to leave the
               camp &amp; to report for <label type="military">roll</label> at <time when="21:00:00"
                  >9</time> &amp; <time when="23:00:00">11 P.M.</time> This caused much excitement
               for the fellows will not be able to go to <placeName>Burlington</placeName> at night
               with safety.</p>
            <p>Borrowed a coat from <persName>Pete</persName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_238">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p>Blankets issued tonight.</p>
            <pb n="234"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-22">Wednesday Aug 22</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Our regular program of periods for the day was gone through for the first time
               today.</p>
            <p>Following the <label type="military">first drill</label> period <persName>Lieut.
                  Metcalf</persName> lectured on the care of a patient in making beds &amp; in
               shifting from 1 bed to another. <persName>Lieut. Metcalf</persName> is a young fellow
               recently returned from the battle front. We were much disappointed with the lecturer
               for he failed to interest us.</p>
            <p>Following our <label type="military">second drill</label>
               <persName>Bill Ewing</persName> gave the instructors a drill in which detachment
               front movements were practiced at length.</p>
            <p>Was late in getting to the <label type="military">afternoon lecture</label> &amp; the
                  <persName>Lieut.</persName> would not admit us.</p>
            <p>Walked over to <persName>Petes</persName> tent this evening. Met a fellow named
                  <persName>Delay</persName> from <placeName>Gardner</placeName> who knows some
               friends I know. He is now attached to my detachment.</p>
            <p>Tonight as instructor I had to make a report at <time when="21:00:00">9</time> &amp;
                  <time when="23:00:00">11 P.M</time> that the fellows were in.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_239">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="235"/>
            <p> Underwear given out. Received my shoes.</p>
            <p><date when="1917-08-23">Thursday Aug 23</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>First morning that I felt sleepy due perhaps to having blankets last night.</p>
            <p>There has been a general unrest amongst the fellows, bordering on suspicion because
               of the selection of certain fellows as <choice>
                  <sic>sargeants</sic>
                  <corr>sergeants</corr>
               </choice>. It seems that pharmacists have been given the ranking of <choice>
                  <sic>sargeants</sic>
                  <corr>sergeants</corr>
               </choice>, despite the fact that they have not had previous military training. I have
               my eyes open &amp; will grab the first opportunity to get ahead.</p>
            <p>Did not go on the hike this morning &amp; introduced some rookies to the elements of
               the school of the soldier.</p>
            <p>In the <label type="military">afternoon drill</label> I combined my detachment with
               another &amp; had a good snappy drill.</p>
            <p>Later I had a talk with the instructor and the captain regarding the method employed
               in drilling the fellows. Some instructors giving their fellows too much to be
               assimilated.</p>
            <p>Received word from <persName ref="#TAOConnor">Tom O'Connor</persName> to write a story for the
                  <orgName>Globe</orgName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_240">
            <p> Showers</p>
            <p>fine.</p>
            <pb n="236"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-24">Friday Aug 24</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Owing to a very heavy rainstorm this morning we did not have our lecture and lost out
               on our 2 hour drill. The storm cleared away by the afternoon.</p>
            <p><persName>Capt Moore</persName> gave us a talk on the organization of the hospital
               &amp; ambulance units. Later we were given a quiz on the talk by one of the <choice>
                  <sic>sargeants</sic>
                  <corr>sergeants</corr>
               </choice> who knew about as much about the subject as we did, which was nil.</p>
            <p>My detachment was so broken up by cripples &amp; men on duty that I had to add them
               to other detachments, the commanders of which split up with me in instructing the
               men. <persName>Moletch</persName> the 1<hi rend="superscript"><unclear
                     reason="illegible">st</unclear></hi>
               <choice>
                  <sic>sarg.</sic>
                  <corr>serg.</corr>
               </choice> stuck <persName>Estes</persName> &amp; me on <label type="military">a
                  movement</label>.</p>
            <p>For some reason or other we had fish at dinner &amp; supper today. Was wondering if
               the <persName>capt.</persName> is a Catholic.</p>
            <p>Received a bundle from <persName ref="#EPKCraven">mother</persName> &amp; a letter.</p>
            <p>Spent the <del rend="strikethrough">d<unclear reason="illegible">a</unclear></del>
               <choice>
                  <abbr>eve.</abbr>
                  <expan>evening</expan>
               </choice> with <persName>Frank Lamphier</persName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_241">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="237"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-25">Saturday Aug 25</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><label type="military">Inspection</label> this morning.</p>
            <p>Nothing to do all day. <persName>Jim Friel</persName> &amp; I went over to the tents
               to see the boys. On the way <persName>Jim</persName> dropped in on a crap game &amp; <choice>
                  <sic>incidently</sic>
                  <corr>incidentally</corr>
               </choice> dropped <measure type="currency">$6.75</measure>.</p>
            <p>All candidates for instructors jobs were given a try out by <persName>Capt.
                  Moore</persName> for over an hour this afternoon. Several "unknowns" gave a good
               account of themselves.</p>
            <p>Did some washing &amp; took a nap this P.M.</p>
            <p><persName>Jim</persName> &amp; I went to <label type="religious">confession</label>
               at <placeName>St. Michaels</placeName> tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_242">
            <p>C</p>
            <p>Beautiful day.</p>
            <pb n="238"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-26">Sunday Aug 26</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Felt very tired &amp; did not care to get up this morning because of the sleep lost
               on account of cold last night.</p>
            <p><persName>Friel</persName> &amp; I went over <del rend="strikethrough">W</del>
               <placeName>Burlington</placeName> this morning &amp; received <label type="religious"
                  >communion</label>. We "bummed" our way over. Had breakfast at "<placeName>St Paul
                  St House</placeName>," &amp; enjoyed the meal very much. We walked about &amp;
               finally settled on the heights south of <placeName>Winooski</placeName> where we read
               the "<title>American</title>." Our trip home was most interesting for we walked
               through the <choice>
                  <sic>byeways</sic>
                  <corr>byways</corr>
               </choice> &amp; finally wound up in the woods behind the <abbr>N.S.</abbr> camp.</p>
            <p>During the afternoon I picked up a suit of <choice>
                  <sic>kahki</sic>
                  <corr>khaki</corr>
               </choice> to wear tonight when I go over to see some friends of <persName>Charlie
                  Cameron</persName>'s with <persName>Charlie</persName>.</p>
            <p>Spent a very quiet afternoon. Just before <time when="17:00:00">5 o'clock</time> all
               were assembled outside &amp; <del rend="strikethrough">all</del> new platoon leaders
               appointed. I still retain command, but have new fellows. There was a big mix up when
               I was ready to go out, due to the moving of cots etc. I had a pleasant <choice>
                  <abbr>eve</abbr>
                  <expan>evening</expan>
               </choice>. Returned at <label type="military">Taps</label>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_243">
            <p> Beautiful Day.</p>
            <pb n="239"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-27">Monday Aug 27</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Our new assignments went into effect this morning. The most of my detachment being on
               detail I was forced to do very elementary work.</p>
            <p>Our <label type="military">lecture</label> this morning was on symptoms &amp; was
               very interesting. </p>
            <p>During <label type="military">the long drill period</label> the fellows went on a
               hike &amp; we instructors were given a drill by <persName>Capt. Moore</persName>.</p>
            <p><label type="military">Company drill</label> &amp; <label type="military"
                  >parade</label> was practiced this afternoon. The quiz this P.M was another joke.
               I wonder that such <choice>
                  <sic>ineficiency</sic>
                  <corr>inefficiency</corr>
               </choice> should be found in the army training quarters in war time.</p>
            <p>Received letters from <persName>Dr. O'Keefe</persName> &amp; <persName>Dan
                  Harkins</persName>.</p>
            <p>Wrote a letter to <persName ref="#CWLyons">Fr. Lyons</persName> in <persName>Pete M<hi
                     rend="superscript">c</hi>Kenna</persName>'s tent tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_244">
            <pb n="240"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-28">Tuesday Aug 28</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"/>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_245">
            <pb n="241"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-29">Wednesday Aug 29</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"/>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_246">
            <p>Fatigue</p>
            <p>Rain</p>
            <p>Cleared.</p>
            <p>Inspection</p>
            <p><unclear reason="illegible">measu</unclear></p>
            <pb n="242"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-30">Thursday Aug 30</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>My detachment was on <label type="military">detail duty</label> today and did not
               drill. The rain which was incessant all morning necessitated the keeping of the
               fellows indoors, &amp; in the course of the morning 4 lectures were given by Lieuts
                  <persName>Metcalf</persName> &amp; —— &amp; also by the 1[*degree]</p>
            <p>
               <choice>
                  <sic>sergent</sic>
                  <corr>sergeant</corr>
               </choice>. The first lecture &amp; demonstration in litter drill was given. Sorry we
               had to miss all the good times.</p>
            <p>After the first lecture this afternoon, there was a <label type="military">physical
                  inspection</label> which lasted all afternoon. A few of the fellows were passed
               up.</p>
            <p>30 fellows were picked out this afternoon by <persName>Capt. Moore</persName>. It is
               not known where they are going. It is <choice>
                  <sic>thot</sic>
                  <corr>thought</corr>
               </choice> that they are going to <placeName>Ayer</placeName>. Some think they are
               going to <placeName>Maryland</placeName> or <placeName>New Jersey</placeName>.
                  <persName>Jim Friel</persName> is one of the fellows to go. Two from my detachment
               going.</p>
            <p>Helped some of the fellows to get into their uniforms.</p>
            <p>Was up until <time when="00:30:00">12:30</time> helping the office force to put out
               the payroll.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_247">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <p>Muster in.</p>
            <p>Cool.</p>
            <pb n="243"/>
            <p><date when="1917-08-31">Friday Aug 31</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was rather tired today after losing my sleep last night. The nights are getting
               gradually cooler &amp; the so called &amp; well known army blankets are not up to the
               standard when one needs a little protection from cold.</p>
            <p>In drill this morning I had a new crowd of fellows who did very well.</p>
            <p><persName>Metcalf</persName> gave a very instructive lecture on the blood, digestive
               system, respiratory system &amp; the urinary system.</p>
            <p>Misfit clothing was changed this morning. I took a pair of 6D shoes &amp; they seem
               too large.</p>
            <p>The afternoon was broken up by mustering in. All were lined up in alphabetical order
               &amp; signed the roll.</p>
            <p>It was finally reported on authority that the fellows selected would go to
                  <placeName>Ayer</placeName>. Our "popular" 1[*degree] Sergt is going <choice>
                  <sic>to</sic>
                  <corr>too</corr>
               </choice></p>
            <p>At retreat tonight about 15 of the fellows who were <choice>
                  <sic>innoculated</sic>
                  <corr>inoculated</corr>
               </choice> this morning fainted.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_248">
            <p><hi rend="underline"><choice>
                     <sic>Innoculation</sic>
                     <corr>Inoculation</corr>
                  </choice></hi></p>
            <p>Rain</p>
            <pb n="244"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-01">Saturday Sept 1</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>After the weekly inspection this morning we lined up &amp; went to the hospital for
               our <choice>
                  <sic>innoculation</sic>
                  <corr>inoculation</corr>
               </choice> anti typhoid. Several of the fellows are expecting to be sick, because of
               what happened at retreat yesterday.</p>
            <p>Did not venture far from the barracks all day<del rend="strikethrough">s</del>.</p>
            <p>Tonight several of the fellows were very sick. One fellow was picked up outside the
               next barracks &amp; taken to the hospital.</p>
            <p><del rend="strikethrough">P</del></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_249">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p>C</p>
            <pb n="245"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-02">Sunday Sept 2</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><persName>Coupal</persName> &amp; I went to <label type="religious"
                  >confession</label> &amp; <label type="religious">communion</label> at
                  <placeName>St. Michaels</placeName> without going to <label type="religious"
                  >mass</label>.</p>
            <p>Had <del rend="strikethrough"><unclear reason="illegible">f</unclear></del> a
               sandwich &amp; went to <label type="religious">mass</label> at the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>K. of C.</abbr>
                     <expan>Knights of Columbus</expan>
                  </choice></orgName></p>
            <p>Did some writing at the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>K. of C.</abbr>
                     <expan>Knights of Columbus</expan>
                  </choice></orgName></p>
            <p><persName>Fr. Stanton, S.J.</persName>, opened a 3 days <label type="religious"
                  >mission</label> for the soldiers at the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>K. of C.</abbr>
                     <expan>Knights of Columbus</expan>
                  </choice></orgName> building.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_250">
            <p>Beautiful Day</p>
            <p><label type="holiday">Labor Day</label>.</p>
            <pb n="246"/>
            <p><del rend="strikethrough"><unclear reason="illegible">/x</unclear></del></p>
            <p><date when="1917-09-02">Monday Sept 3</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Through a mistake we were up an hour earlier this morning than we should have
               been.</p>
            <p>Trials were held for the meet which will be held on the <del rend="strikethrough"
                  >Play</del> Parade-ground.</p>
            <p>I am on the relay team which was beaten badly owing to some mistakes in handing the
               handkerchief.</p>
            <p>Some of the events were very closely contested. <persName>Co. M</persName> came out
               second with 16 points.</p>
            <p>Attended the second night of the <label type="religious">mission</label> tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_251">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="247"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-04">Tuesday Sept 4</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>During the drill today <persName>Capt. Moore</persName> gave me command of the
               company during company drill. Later, <persName><choice>
                     <abbr>Geo</abbr>
                     <expan>George</expan>
                  </choice> Hubbard</persName> had the company. This afternoon I was given a few
               pointers by the <persName>captain</persName> &amp; sent out to instruct.</p>
            <p>The <label type="religious">mission</label> closed tonight with a stirring <choice>
                  <sic>speach</sic>
                  <corr>speech</corr>
               </choice> by <persName>Fr. Stanton</persName>. All the fellows must have left the
               Hall proud that they were enlisted men in the <orgName>U.S. Army</orgName>, and proud
               of the fact that they were <label type="religious">Catholics</label>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_252">
            <p>Fatigue.</p>
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="248"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-05">Wednesday Sept 5</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>On fatigue today.</p>
            <p>Early this morning I went over to <placeName>Burlington</placeName> with a gang to
               bring supplies from the freight yard. Was in the town all morning owing to a blunder.
               Had my watch crystal fixed.</p>
            <p>Dinner was a picked up affair because we arrived back late. No sooner did we have
               dinner than there was another mule team waiting to go over to
                  <placeName>Burlington</placeName> &amp; get a load of potatoes.
                  <persName>Delay</persName> &amp; <persName>Dionne</persName> went over with me. We
               left at <time when="13:55:00">1:55</time> &amp; got back at <time when="17:10:00"
                  >5:10</time>.</p>
            <p>Walked over to see <persName>Pete M<hi rend="superscript">c</hi>Kenna</persName> who
               has not been feeling well.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_253">
            <p>Rain — clear.</p>
            <pb n="249"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-06">Thursday Sept 6</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Owing to the rain this morning there was no drill. We had a very good lecture by a
               captain who was formerly with the <orgName>Marines</orgName> &amp; has had wide
               experience throughout the world, having been on <persName>Mr. Roosevelt</persName>s
               African tour.</p>
            <p>I was given orders that if it should clear up I would have to take a crew over to
                  <placeName>Burlington</placeName> &amp; get some potatoes. By this I missed the
               lecture &amp; drills of the afternoon. My crew was supplied by the commissary &amp; I
               had two mule teams. The job was done quickly.</p>
            <p>The famous <label type="entertainment"><orgName>Orpheus Quartet</orgName></label> was
               at <placeName>the Green</placeName>
               <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>Y.M.C.A</abbr>
                     <expan>Young Men's Christian Association</expan>
                  </choice></orgName> tonight. Was somewhat disappointed, <choice>
                  <abbr>altho</abbr>
                  <expan>although</expan>
               </choice> the singers were very clever.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><persName>Jack Delay</persName> met a friend of mine in
                     <placeName>Burlington</placeName> today</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_254">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="250"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-07">Friday Sept 7</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Drill periods this morning were run together. Was appointed an instructor by
                  <persName>Capt. Moore</persName></p>
            <p>During the morning <persName>Capt. Moore</persName> told me that I would be the first
               duty sergeant beginning <date when="1917-09-10">Monday</date> morning. Rumored that
               some of the fellows were to be shipped down to the tents.
               <persName>Curren</persName>, the other <choice>
                  <sic>warrented</sic>
                  <corr>warranted</corr>
               </choice> sergeant in the office is going to the tents also.</p>
            <p>Clothing was given out this afternoon. </p>
            <p>Phoned over to <persName>Gilroy</persName>s tonight. Did some visiting to the
               tents.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_255">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p>Inoculation</p>
            <p>Vaccination.</p>
            <pb n="251"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-08">Saturday Sept 8</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>After inspection we were inoculated and vaccinated.</p>
            <p>Did some washing.</p>
            <p>Went over town with <persName>Delay</persName> &amp; <persName>Earle</persName> to
               get some potatoes.</p>
            <p>Was very sick <del rend="strikethrough">getting hom</del> on the way back.</p>
            <p>A fever forced me to remain on my cot &amp; I did not go down to supper.</p>
            <p>My temperature kept rising &amp; by nightfall I was in the throes of fever.</p>
            <p>Some of the fellows made it very comfortable for me. <persName>Coupal</persName>
               tucked me in between the blankets. <persName>Delay</persName>
               <choice>
                  <sic>bought</sic>
                  <corr>brought</corr>
               </choice> me some cold milk. <persName>Grogan</persName> the cook stewed some
               tomatoes.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_256">
            <p>Fatigue</p>
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p>— Rain</p>
            <pb n="252"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-09">Sunday Sept 9</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was on fatigue this morning. Rushed the work in order to get to <label
                  type="religious"><time when="09:00:00">9 o'clock</time>mass</label>.</p>
            <p>Read up <title>Regulations for Sanitary Troops</title>.</p>
            <p>Dinner today was very good. Tender Roast Pork, Peas &amp; Mashed potatoes. The
               chocolate pudding &amp; cocoa spoiled the dinner however.</p>
            <p>Rain fell during the afternoon &amp; evening.</p>
            <p>Did some cleaning this afternoon. <persName>Jack Delay</persName> &amp; I called upon
                  <persName>Irene Gilroy</persName> this <choice>
                  <abbr>eve</abbr>
                  <expan>evening</expan>
               </choice>. <persName>Bill Hayes</persName> &amp; <persName>Helen Gilroy</persName>,
                     <persName>B<unclear reason="illegible">o</unclear>b Paisley</persName> &amp;
                     <persName>Marg<unclear reason="illegible">e</unclear>r<unclear
                     reason="illegible">a</unclear>t</persName> were there.</p>
            <p>Met <persName><choice>
                     <sic>Cammeron</sic>
                     <corr>Cameron</corr>
                  </choice></persName> on the car.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_257">
            <p>Cold — Bleak.</p>
            <pb n="253"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-10">Monday Sept 10</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>This was perhaps <label type="weather">the coldest morning since we arrived
                  here</label>. The expected change of men to the tents did not take place this
               morning.</p>
            <p>We had a good company drill followed by a short snappy detachment drill for a few
               minutes. During the later drill period we had a snappy detachment drill during which
               I le<del rend="strikethrough">a</del>d the first detachment.</p>
            <p>The officer did not show up for the lecture <add place="above">at <time
                     when="13:00:00">1 o'clock</time></add> so <persName>Abie</persName> gave us a
               very clever talk on personal <choice>
                  <sic>hygeine</sic>
                  <corr>hygiene</corr>
               </choice> etc.</p>
            <p>An order for gas masks was heard in our barracks after the meal of beans which was
               handed out at dinner.</p>
            <p>First drill in carrying patients was given this afternoon.</p>
            <p><persName>Capt Moore</persName> started his class for non-coms tonight. Several
               important questions were thrashed out.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_258">
            <p>Fine. cold.</p>
            <pb n="254"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-11">Tuesday Sept 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><label type="weather">The cold of yesterday was somewhat relieved</label>, but still
               it was too cold for this time of the year.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_259">
            <pb n="255"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-12">Wednesday Sept 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p/>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_260">
            <pb n="256"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-13">Thursday Sept 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p/>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_261">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p>Pay Day</p>
            <p>short Am</p>
            <pb n="257"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-14">Friday Sept 14</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The big event of the day to us was our pay but to the nation at large this is a day
               of great signification for it is the <label type="holiday">birthday of the
                  flag</label>. Twenty-one salutes this morning at Reveille was the salute paid the
               flag.</p>
            <p>Some of the fellows were caught by not being around at the time <persName>Sergt
                  Johnson</persName> called for a drill after the pay.</p>
            <p>At <time when="04:00:00">four o'clock</time> we had a short am inspection.</p>
            <p><persName>Jack Delay</persName> and I went over to the <placeName>Vermont
                  Hotel</placeName> and had supper tonight. Following the supper we went to a <label
                  type="entertainment">party</label>
               <del rend="strikethrough">of</del> at the <orgName>Champlain Yacht
               Club</orgName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_262">
            <p>Inoculation.</p>
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="258"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-15">Saturday Sept 15</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>At <time when="10:00:00">10 o'clock</time> this morning I received my third triple <choice>
                  <abbr>"noc"</abbr>
                  <expan>inoculation</expan>
               </choice></p>
            <p>Did "light" work today. Wrote some letters and at <time when="16:30:00">4:30</time> I
               took sick with a slight fever and pain in my back.</p>
            <p>The fellows helped me to my supper and <persName>Roy Coupal</persName> read the
               newspaper to me.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_263">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="259"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-16">Sunday Sept 16</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was unable to get up.</p>
            <p>Remained in bed until <time when="15:15:00">3:15 P.M</time> Dressed and took a walk
               with <persName>Coupal</persName>.</p>
            <p>Discovered that someone had taken a ten dollar bill from my purse while I was sick.
               Can not suspect anybody in particular.</p>
            <p><persName>Ed Lee</persName>, <persName>Coupal</persName> and I went over to the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>K – C</abbr>
                     <expan>Knights of Columbus</expan>
                  </choice></orgName> building to <label type="religious">confirmation</label> by
                  <persName>Bishop Rice</persName>. Took a walk around the reservation on the way
               back.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_264">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="260"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-17">Monday Sept 17</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>During the morning the fellows made a collection and <persName>Sergt.
                  Johnson</persName> presented me with a ten dollar bill. The gift was <choice>
                  <sic>alltogether</sic>
                  <corr>altogether</corr>
               </choice> something I had not thought of. </p>
            <p>Rumor of an endurance hike for tomorrow.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_265">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="261"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-18">Tuesday Sept 18</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>We had our regular morning drills and lectures although we were to have the hike this
               afternoon.</p>
            <p>Lined up at <time when="13:00:00">1 P.M.</time> and after getting our position in
               line on the <placeName>Parade Ground</placeName>, we set off at <time when="13:45:00"
                  >1:45</time>. Walked over through <placeName>Essex <choice>
                     <abbr>Junct.</abbr>
                     <expan>Junction</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> and took the road South. Ascended a hill and came down into
               the valley by way of a sandy to dusty road. For about three miles we plodded through
               dust so thick that one could hardly see five men ahead.</p>
            <p>After arriving at the barracks we all rushed for the showers.</p>
            <p>On the road back in the valley we saw a crippled imbecile.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_266">
            <p>Clear — Hot.</p>
            <pb n="262"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-19">Wednesday Sept 19</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Lucky our hike of yesterday was not held today. The heat was certainly <choice>
                  <sic>to</sic>
                  <corr>too</corr>
               </choice> much for a hike.</p>
            <p>The <persName>captain</persName> was not feeling well today, <choice>
                  <sic>niether</sic>
                  <corr>neither</corr>
               </choice> was <persName>Sergeant Johnson</persName>, due perhaps to the hike.</p>
            <p>Had charge of the company &amp; platoon drill today.</p>
            <p>Spent the evening in the <persName>sergeant</persName>s' room where I learned
               considerable about <unclear reason="illegible">bandaging</unclear>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_267">
            <p>Cloudy — Showers clear</p>
            <pb n="263"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-20">Thursday Sept 20</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><persName>Lieut Norris</persName> had the company drill this morning.</p>
            <p><persName>Capt Stillings</persName> gave us a very funny talk this morning on some of
               his trips in the tropics, in connection with his lecture on taking temperatures,
               respiration etc.</p>
            <p>During the two hour <choice>
                  <sic>quizz</sic>
                  <corr>quiz</corr>
               </choice> which was to precede our short hike, a shower set in. The shower cleared by
                  <time when="16:00:00">four P.M</time> &amp; I took the company on a little hike.
               Returning I dropped in at the refreshment booth &amp; collected <choice>
                  <abbr>commish</abbr>
                  <expan>commission</expan>
               </choice> for the trade I brought.</p>
            <p>No school tonight.</p>
            <p>Did some much needed washing.</p>
            <p>About 300 medical men left camp tonight for <placeName>Fort Ontario</placeName>. Much
               speculation as to destination.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_268">
            <p><unclear reason="illegible">O</unclear>D shirts tonight</p>
            <p>Unsettled — clear</p>
            <pb n="264"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-21">Friday Sept 21</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><persName>Lieut. Norris</persName> again had charge of the company drill this
               morning. Owing to the full company drill of the <persName>2<hi rend="superscript"
                     >nd</hi> Cavalry</persName> we were compelled to drill on the rough field in
               front of the barracks.</p>
            <p>Little drill was held during the first afternoon period.</p>
            <p>Suspecting a fellow I hid in a closet to discover who has been making the thefts
               about the barracks. After an hours' <choice>
                  <sic>vigilence</sic>
                  <corr>vigilance</corr>
               </choice> I gave up the job. Will however continue on the lookout.</p>
            <p>Took a hike to <placeName>Winooski</placeName>, the round trip taking 1 hr. 15
                  m<unclear reason="illegible">n</unclear></p>
            <p>Moved down to the sergeants quarters tonight. Did not like to leave the fellows but I
               must not let my sentiment in <choice>
                  <sic>anyway</sic>
                  <corr>any way</corr>
               </choice> hinder my advancement when an opportunity is <choice>
                  <sic>offerred</sic>
                  <corr>offered</corr>
               </choice>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_269">
            <p>Cloudy — Clear -- Chilly</p>
            <pb n="265"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-22">Saturday Sept 22</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Despite the fact that the night was chilly I managed to get up just after
                  <persName>Sergt. Johnson</persName> this morning. Calisthenics were very
               snappy.</p>
            <p>Had to make the inspection of quarters with the <persName>captain</persName> taking
               note of what he found necessary to comment upon.</p>
            <p>Had a very rugged game of <label type="sports">football</label> for two hours this
                  <del rend="strikethrough">morning</del> afternoon.</p>
            <p>Did some writing &amp; helped <persName>Sergt Johnson</persName> make out service
               records tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_270">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="266"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-23">Sunday Sept 23</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>There was some excitement this morning getting the eight fellows who were going to
                  <orgName>Columbia Hospital</orgName>, ready. They however did not go until
               tonight.</p>
            <p>My throat was so bad this morning that I reported for sick call. At the hospital the
               case was reported as pharyngitis &amp; a <choice>
                  <sic>dobell</sic>
                  <corr>Dobell</corr>
               </choice> gargle prescribed.</p>
            <p>Went to <label type="religious"><time when="09:00:00">9 o'clock</time>mass</label>
               with <persName>Ed. Lee</persName> &amp; <persName>Gene Curren</persName>.</p>
            <p>Dropped in to the <orgName>18<hi rend="superscript">th</hi> Cavalry</orgName></p>
            <p>Had some snapshots taken around the barracks with the fellows who are going away.</p>
            <p>Watched two poorly played <label type="sports">football games</label>.</p>
            <p>Did some writing tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_271">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="267"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-24">Monday Sept 24</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>We began a systematic study of anatomy under <persName>Lieut Norris</persName> this
               morning. An old friend "Bones" was the subject. Two good solid periods gave us a fair
               knowledge of the bones of the body.</p>
            <p>At <time when="13:30:00">1:30</time> I took a detachment of the fellows over to
                  <placeName>Essex <choice>
                     <abbr>Jct</abbr>
                     <expan>Junction</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> to send their civilian bags &amp; clothes home. Before going
               I was told by the <persName>capt.</persName> that a number of us were going to
                  <placeName>Ft. Wood, <choice>
                     <abbr>N.Y.</abbr>
                     <expan>New York</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> to join an aviation corps. I &amp; six others were to go as
               non-coms.</p>
            <p>When we returned to <placeName>the Post</placeName> there had been a change and only <choice>
                  <sic>warrented</sic>
                  <corr>warranted</corr>
               </choice> non-coms could go. I now have to go as a private.</p>
            <p>I was up late helping to make out efficiency reports etc.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_272">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="268"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-25">Tuesday Sept 25</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Everybody on mettle this morning. Our drill at <time when="07:30:00">7:30</time> was
               the last under <persName>Capt. Moore</persName> and all drilled well.</p>
            <p>A lecture in the room by <persName>Lieut Norris</persName> on muscles completed our
               course at <placeName>Ethan Allen</placeName>.</p>
            <p>The rest of the day I was busy for besides my own <choice>
                  <sic>personnell</sic>
                  <corr>personal</corr>
               </choice> property I had to help on the service records and other things <del
                  rend="strikethrough">to</del> necessary to get the men transferred to
                  <placeName>Ft. Wood</placeName>.</p>
            <p>After turning in my property at the D.M's I made a collection to get the
                  <persName>captain</persName> a present. Collected <measure type="currency"
                  >$15</measure>. Went to town &amp; bought a cigarette case &amp; had <measure
                  type="currency">$5</measure> to spare. Had supper in town.</p>
            <p>At <time when="21:00:00">9 P.M</time> the <persName>Capt.</persName> bade us farewell
               and then <persName>Johnson</persName> presented the case. After getting our mess for
               the morning We boarded the train shortly after <time when="22:00:00">ten</time> and
               it was about <time when="00:00:00">midnight</time> before an engine backed in to
               us.</p>
            <p><persName>Dionne</persName>, <persName>Lamphier</persName> &amp; I bunked in the
               seat.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_273">
            <p>Gloomy morning</p>
            <p>fine P.M.</p>
            <pb n="269"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-26">Wednesday Sept 26</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was up early, and found that we were still in <placeName>Vermont</placeName>.
               Couldn't imagine anything worse. Had breakfast sitting on the top of a seat.</p>
            <p>After a much needed wash I settled myself for a spell at reading.</p>
            <p>At <placeName>Springfield</placeName> we changed cars getting into a steel car. The
               run from <placeName>Springfield</placeName> to <placeName>N.Y</placeName> was full of
               excitement all the way we were received cordially. We parted with the fellows going
               to <placeName>Camp Mills</placeName> at <placeName>New Haven</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Arriving in <placeName>N.Y</placeName> we took a train to <placeName>the
                  Battery</placeName>. From <placeName>the Battery</placeName> after a very light
               lunch &amp; telephoning, we took the <time when="15:00:00">3 o'clock</time> boat for
               the <placeName>Statue of Liberty</placeName> or <placeName>Bedloe's
                  Island</placeName>. Arriving at the island we were informed that we were not
               wanted. Took the <time when="16:00:00">four P.M</time> boat back. Met a young lady on
               the boat.</p>
            <p>At <placeName>the Battery</placeName> we took a train to <placeName><choice>
                     <abbr>Penn Sta</abbr>
                     <expan>Pennsylvania Station</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> &amp; then took the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>L.I.R.R</abbr>
                     <expan>Long Island Railroad</expan>
                  </choice></orgName> to <placeName>Mineola</placeName> where we were told to report
                  <del rend="strikethrough">for</del>
               <add place="above">to</add> the <placeName>Aviation Field</placeName>. After hanging
               around <placeName>Mineola</placeName> all night we were carried to the field in a
               truck. Slept in a rough shack.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_274">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <pb n="270"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-27">Thursday Sept 27</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>We were allowed to sleep late this morning and all took advantage of the opportunity.
               Breakfast was served in the <placeName>Post Hospital</placeName> and we were so
               astonished that we could hardly believe that we were awake for the food was better
               than any I had ever eaten at <placeName>the Fort</placeName>.</p>
            <p>While shaving I was continually looking around at the <choice>
                  <sic>aeroplaines</sic>
                  <corr>aeroplanes</corr>
               </choice> which were flying overhead.</p>
            <p>The early forenoon was spent cleaning up around the
               <placeName>Hospital</placeName>.</p>
            <p>We drew our cots, <choice>
                  <sic>matress</sic>
                  <corr>mattress</corr>
               </choice> &amp; pillow this morning &amp; moved into one of the new barracks. Life
               from now until we leave will be one grand sweet song.</p>
            <p>After a little fatigue work in the afternoon I did some washing.</p>
            <p>Spent the evening at the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>Y.M.C.A</abbr>
                     <expan>Young Men's Christian Association</expan>
                  </choice></orgName> letter writing.</p>
            <p>It felt good to get on top of a <choice>
                  <sic>matress</sic>
                  <corr>mattress</corr>
               </choice> in a comfortable room once more.</p>
            <p>A soldier killed in a motorcycle accident.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_275">
            <pb n="271"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-28">Friday Sept 28</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry"> </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_276">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="272"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-29">Saturday Sept 29</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Following inspection I prinked myself up for my call of the afternoon.</p>
            <p><persName>Campbell</persName> and I went over town. I went down town &amp; did not
               find my friend at home. Visited the <placeName>Aquarium</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Went up town to <persName>Nohilly's</persName>. Found <persName>Nora</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Frank</persName> home. <persName>John</persName> had to go to work
               early. <persName>Mary</persName> and a friend gave me a pleasant evening.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_277">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="273"/>
            <p><date when="1917-09-30">Sunday Sept 30</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>My eye was sore again this morning. Had some foreign body removed &amp; had the eye
               washed.</p>
            <p>Was so tired that I went to bed and slept for four hours losing <label
                  type="religious">mass</label> and dinner.</p>
            <p>Aroused myself at <time when="14:00:00">2 P.M</time> and at <time when="15:00:00"
                  >3</time> about 15 of us went <label type="religious">on an outing to
                     <placeName>Searingtown</placeName></label>. We attended <label type="religious"
                  >services</label> at an Episcopal church and had a fine feed after it.</p>
            <p>Following, we attended <label type="entertainment">patriotic services</label> at
               another church.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_278">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="274"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-01">Monday Oct 1</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Drill this morning.</p>
            <p>Started some letter writing which was continued into the afternoon &amp; evening
               while I was on duty as an orderly in the hospital.</p>
            <p>I surprised myself with the facility &amp; speed with which I turned out letter after
               letter.</p>
            <p>Turned in early.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_279">
            <p>Fine Day.</p>
            <p>Pay.</p>
            <pb n="275"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-02">Tuesday Oct 2</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was late for first table this morning and had to wait for the second.</p>
            <p>Did some more writing this morning.</p>
            <p>Spent the afternoon waiting to see the captain.</p>
            <p>Exchanged my old overcoat &amp; left the new one to be altered.</p>
            <p><persName>Curren</persName> asked me to go over to <placeName>Jamaica</placeName>
               &amp; meet some of his friends tonight so immediately after supper which was served
               early we went over &amp; after some peculiar incidents we met his two friends and
                  <label type="entertainment">went to the show</label>.</p>
            <p>Came home on the last train.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_280">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="276"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-03">Wednesday Oct 3</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Had a good little drill this morning under <persName>Sergt. Powen</persName> &amp; I
               learned a lot.</p>
            <p>Our lectures under <persName>Lieut Blackburn</persName> are rather hard to get
               prepared.</p>
            <p>On duty this <del rend="strikethrough">mo</del> afternoon, as telephone orderly.</p>
            <p>Did some writing.</p>
            <p>Read in the office until late.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_281">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="277"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-04">Thursday Oct 4</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was on duty this morning.</p>
            <p><persName>Lieut. Blackburn</persName> has been giving us a lot of reading matter
               &amp; we are <choice>
                  <sic>away</sic>
                  <corr>a way</corr>
               </choice> behind what we should have.</p>
            <p>Had intended to stay at home tonight but <persName>Gene Curran</persName> asked me to
               go in town.</p>
            <p>We walked over to <placeName>Mineola</placeName> &amp; took an electric car to
                  <placeName>Jamaica</placeName>. Took the train from <placeName>Jamaica</placeName>
               to <placeName><choice>
                     <abbr>N.Y.</abbr>
                     <expan>New York</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> Walked up <placeName>Broadway</placeName> to
                  <persName>Nora's</persName>. Spent the evening &amp; left in time to make the
                  <time when="23:35:00">11:35</time>. Walked to the field from the station.</p>
            <p>Sent telegram this afternoon telling <persName ref="#EPKCraven">mother</persName> that I will be home
                  <date when="1917-10-06">Saturday</date> night.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_282">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p>Rain</p>
            <pb n="278"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-05">Friday Oct 5</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Had a very fine practice in practical field work this morning. Fellows are sent out
               with supposed injuries &amp; we had to dress &amp; aid them on the field.</p>
            <p> Following this work we had a drill in loading an ambulance.</p>
            <p> The afternoon lecture was on the ambulatory system.</p>
            <p> My overcoat was finished by the tailor tonight.</p>
            <p> The weekly <date when="1917-10-05">Friday</date> night entertainment took place at
               the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>Y.M.C.A.</abbr>
                     <expan>Young Men's Christian Association</expan>
                  </choice></orgName> tonight. A very heavy <label type="weather">rainstorm </label>
               prevented us from leaving immediately after the refreshments were served.</p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_283">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="279"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-06">Saturday Oct 6</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Was all spick &amp; span for inspection, also in expectation of my trip home. At
               inspection my name was read out for duty on the morrow. <persName>Sargt.
                  McDermott</persName> would not allow me to go until <persName><unclear
                     reason="illegible">Liut</unclear> Curran</persName> spoke to him. It was <time
                  when="09:50:00">9:50</time> before I started to get ready. The fellows took
                  the<time when="10:28:00">10:28</time>. Leaving the post at<time when="10:45:00"
                  >10:45</time>
               <persName>Constable</persName> &amp; I caught an auto going to <placeName>New
                  York</placeName> and arrived at<time when="11:45:00">11:45</time>. Just made
                  the<time when="12:00:00">noon</time> time train.</p>
            <p> Met the fellows on the train. Had a very fascinating trip, despite the fact that we
               were over ½ hour late.</p>
            <p> Me &amp; <persName>Frank Driscoll</persName> &amp; <persName ref="#DLDaley">Leo Daley</persName> on
                  <placeName>Summer St.</placeName> after dropping in at the
                  <placeName>Haberdasher</placeName>. Did some shopping and went in to the
                  <orgName>Globe</orgName>. Did not see <persName><unclear reason="illegible"
                     >Tom</unclear> O’ Connor</persName>. Met &amp; <persName>Charlie
                  Tierney</persName> &amp; <persName>Joe Harkins</persName>. We walked around
               town.</p>
            <p> Arrived home and was surprised to find the folks looking so well. Was up late
               talking of my experiences.</p>

         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_284">
            <p>6</p>
            <p>Fine - chilly</p>
            <pb n="280"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-07">Sunday Oct 7</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Had a bath before going to <label type="religious"><time when="07:30:00"
                  >7:30</time>Mass</label>. Met <persName>Joe Harkins</persName> at <label
                  type="religious">Mass</label>.</p>
            <p> Went to <label type="religious">confession</label> &amp; <label type="religious"
                  >communion</label> before the <label type="religious"><time when="09:00:00">9
                     o’clock</time> Mass</label>. The <label type="regigious">Mass</label> was held
               up while <persName>Fr. McMerriman</persName> gave me <label type="religious"
                  >communion</label>.</p>
            <p> It was a very pleasant and a very welcome meal when we all sat down to
               breakfast.</p>
            <p> Called on <persName>Aunt Kate</persName> and did some telephoning.</p>
            <p> Had dinner &amp; then <persName>Joe Harkins</persName> &amp; I went to
                  <persName>O’Donnell’s</persName> &amp; <persName>Dr. O’Keefe’s</persName>. Had
               supper with the <persName>Dr.</persName></p>
            <p> When I reached home there was a crowd waiting for me. Had a pleasant evening.</p>
            <p>
               <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName>, <persName ref="#JJCraven">father</persName>,
               <persName>Johnnie</persName>, <persName ref="#JEMcSweeney">Josepha</persName>, <persName>Josie
                  Kyte</persName>, <persName>Arthur</persName>, <persName>Joe Harkins</persName>,
                  <persName>Lena</persName>, <persName><unclear reason="illegible"
                  >S---</unclear></persName>- &amp; <persName>Jamie Monahan</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Frank Melamon</persName> were at the <placeName>station</placeName>.</p>
            <p> Had a rough night’s sleep.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_285">
            <p>Fine.</p>
            <pb n="281"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-08">Monday Oct 8</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Eat candy and read on the way into <placeName>New York</placeName>. Arrived an hour
               late at<time when="08:00:00">8 A.M</time>.</p>
            <p>Had breakfast at <placeName>Coddington’s[?]</placeName> and did some shopping around
               town. Took the<time when="10:00:00">10 A.M.</time> train for
                  <placeName>Mineola</placeName> &amp; reported before dinner.</p>
            <p>The afternoon was quiet &amp; I did some writing.</p>
            <p>Went over to <placeName>Camp Mills</placeName> to see <persName>Ed. Daly</persName>
               and <persName>Dick Allen</persName> who are lieutenants in the <orgName>69th
                     <abbr>N.S.</abbr></orgName> now the <orgName>165th U.S. <choice>
                     <abbr>Inf.</abbr>
                     <expan>Infantry</expan>
                  </choice></orgName> Met both &amp; spent the evening with <persName>Ed.
                  Daly</persName>.</p>
            <p>Returning I met a laborer, who entered the field with me and later, I understand,
               caused some excitement in the <placeName>camp</placeName>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_286">
            <p>Rain</p>
            <pb n="282"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-09">Tuesday Oct 9</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Reveille is very early these mornings for we have roll call at<time when="05:30:00"
                  >5:30</time>.</p>
            <p> Despite the rain this morning we had our infantry, sanitary and litter drills.</p>
            <p> Moved into other quarters this morning, those remaining in the former quarters will
               be attached to the <orgName>hospital</orgName>. We in the new quarter will be the
               members of the <orgName>Medical Corps</orgName> to get the first crack at overseas
               service.</p>
            <p> Another quiet afternoon. Our new Lieut. has not yet appeared. Did some reading from
                  <title>“My Past"</title> by <persName>Marie Larish</persName>.</p>
            <p> Helped <persName>Ray Austin</persName> in his ward. Later <persName>he</persName>
               showed me a few tricks in the operating room. At the end of which I tried an
               experiment with chloroform.</p>
            <p> Having lights in our new quarter we are able to enjoy ourselves by reading and
               writing.</p>
            <p> A bundle which <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> sent last <date when="1917-10-02"
                  >Tuesday/</date> arrived tonight.</p>

         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_287">
            <p><del rend="strikethrough">Fine</del>Cloudy &amp; Cold</p>
            <pb n="283"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-10">Wednesday Oct 10</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><del rend="strikethrough">Reveille at <time when="06:40:00">6:40</time> this
                  morn</del></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_288">
            <pb n="284"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-11">Thursday Oct 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>
               <persName><unclear reason="illegible">---</unclear>Hill, Sgt.</persName> had the
               whole outfit put under arrest tonight.</p>
            <p>
               <persName>Sgt. Hill</persName> must have taken an overdose of medicine for his cold.
               Despite the fact that he wanted to ruin us all in – which would have packed the guard
               house – only four were taken.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_289">
            <p>Fine Day. Columbus</p>
            <p>Rain Storm</p>
            <p>Day</p>
            <pb n="285"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-12">Friday Oct 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> The four fellows who were arrested were a funny sight as they came over to eat &amp;
               wash up under guard. They were released at<time when="10:00:00">10 a.m.</time></p>
            <p> News that the men on the list for overseas duty would not be given panic for word of
               possible overseas duty was expected at anytime, prevented some of the boys from going
               away.</p>
            <p> Decided to go over to <placeName><choice>
                     <abbr>N.Y.</abbr>
                     <expan>New York</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> &amp; say good bye to those there.</p>
            <p> Weather was threatening when I left &amp; when I reached
                  <placeName>Mineola</placeName>. Expecting to get a machine to drive me over to <placeName><choice>
                     <abbr>N.Y.</abbr>
                     <expan>New York</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> A very heavy <label type="weather">rain storm</label> came
               up. The <placeName>station</placeName> at <placeName><choice>
                     <abbr>N.Y.</abbr>
                     <expan>New York</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> was packed.</p>
            <p> Had my picture taken to send home. From the samples, the pictures will be good.</p>
            <p> Had supper at <persName>Nora’s</persName> &amp; spent a pleasant evening.
                  <persName>Maggie Kane</persName> was there. Her <persName>
                  <note type="clarify">Maggie Kane's</note>brother</persName> is near death.</p>
            <p> Rain cleared off &amp; night was fine.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_290">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p><choice>
                  <abbr>N.Y.</abbr>
                  <expan>New York</expan>
               </choice> again</p>
            <p>Autoride to <choice>
                  <abbr>N.Y.</abbr>
                  <expan>New York</expan>
               </choice></p>
            <p><placeName>Keith Colonial Theater</placeName></p>
            <pb n="286"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-13">Saturday Oct 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p> Have gotten a fever to visit <placeName><choice>
                     <abbr>N.Y.</abbr>
                     <expan>New York</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> often. Seems as though as soon as I get off duty all I have
               to do is run over to the city.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_291">
            <p>Fine Day</p>
            <p><placeName>St Pats Cathedral</placeName></p>
            <p><persName>Aunt Mary</persName></p>
            <p>Called on friends with <persName>Nora</persName> etc.</p>
            <pb n="287"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-14">Sunday Oct 14</date></p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_292">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p>Turned in clothing &amp; then drew cots &amp; blankets for night when<unclear
                  reason="illegible">?</unclear> that was to stay tonight.</p>
            <p>When over to <placeName>Camp Mills</placeName> to see <persName>Ed
               Daly</persName></p>
            <pb n="288"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-15">Monday Oct 15</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_293">
            <p>Fine Day</p>
            <p>Moved over here</p>
            <pb n="289"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-16">Tuesday Oct 16</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_294">
            <p>Clear &amp; Cool</p>
            <p>Drilled with<unclear reason="illegible">squadron</unclear> under <persName>Sgt
                  Thomas</persName></p>
            <p>P.M. <persName>Sgt<unclear reason="illegible">Ca--</unclear></persName> took us for
               drill &amp;<unclear reason="illegible">teatime.</unclear></p>
            <p>Typewriterrecommendation.</p>
            <pb n="290"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-17">Wednesday Oct 17</date></p>
         </div>

         <div type="entry">
            <p/>
            <postscript>
               <p><persName>Harriet Robertson’s</persName>
                  <label type="social">wedding</label></p>
            </postscript>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_295">
            <p>Cold</p>
            <p><unclear reason="illegible"><persName>Barrett</persName> sick</unclear></p>
            <pb n="291"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-18">Thursday Oct 18</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_296">
            <p>Barracks #13</p>
            <pb n="292"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-19">Friday Oct 19</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_297">
            <p>Rain clear</p>
            <p>Went home on pass</p>
            <pb n="293"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-20">Saturday Oct 20</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_298">
            <p>Home</p>
            <pb n="294"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-21">Sunday Oct 21</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_299">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <p>Hike<unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear>?p></p>
            <p>Guard Mon night</p>
            <pb n="295"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-22">Monday Oct 22</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_300">
            <p>Layed around.</p>
            <p><unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear></p>
            <pb n="296"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-23">Tuesday Oct 23</date></p>

         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_301">
            <p>Rain etc.</p>
            <pb n="297"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-24">Wednesday Oct 24</date></p>

         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_303">
            <p>Fine Day</p>
            <p>Visit Field #1</p>
            <pb n="299"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-26">Friday Oct 26</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Did office work in Barracks #4</p>

         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_304">
            <p>Squadron pulled out A.M.</p>
            <p>Joined Med Dept. Detach moved to Barracks #1</p>
            <p><persName>Jack</persName> waited in N. Y. for me.</p>
            <pb n="300"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-27"> Saturday Oct 27</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Heavy <label type="weather">storm</label> during night</p>

         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_305">
            <p>Dandy Day</p>
            <p>Auto to <placeName>Brooklyn</placeName>. Met <persName>Jack</persName> at<unclear
                  reason="illegible">Y?</unclear>. Hot<unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear></p>
            <pb n="301"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-28">Sunday Oct 28</date></p>


         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_306">
            <p><persName>Julians</persName><unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear> by drive</p>
            <pb n="302"/>
            <p><date when="1917-10-29"> Monday Oct 29</date></p>

         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_319">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <pb n="315"/>
            <p><date when="1917-11-11">Sunday Nov 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was so busy this morning that I could not go to church. Was invited by by
                  <persName>Charlie Bryant</persName> to go to a party in <placeName>Floral
                  Park</placeName> tonight. The girls called during the afternoon &amp; we --
                  <persName>Bryant</persName>, <persName><unclear reason="illegible"
                     >Dryemore</unclear></persName> -- the four girls &amp; myself walked thru
                  <placeName>Camp Mills</placeName> &amp; took a taxi to
                  <placeName>Mineola</placeName> to get the train.</p>
            <p>Had a very good time. The supper was good &amp; the time was well spent. One of the
               girls <persName>Madeleine Murdy</persName> made a favorable impression.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_320">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="316"/>
            <p><date when="1917-11-12">Monday Nov 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was really chilly this morning. Also somewhat sleepy. The new comer stood reveille
               for the first time. Five new lieutenants arrived this morning from <placeName>Ft.
                  Riley</placeName> &amp; <placeName><unclear reason="illegible">Be--</unclear>
                  Harrison</placeName>.</p>
            <p>Was busy all day with personal reports &amp; duty rosters etc.</p>
            <p>Squadrons 8 &amp; 9 are about ready to go. The men are to be in<unclear
                  reason="illegible">readiness?</unclear> tomorrow morning</p>
            <p>Did some writing tonight to <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName>, <persName>Jack<unclear
                     reason="illegible">?</unclear></persName>, <persName>Mollie
                  O’Donnell</persName>.</p>
            <p>Rc’d a letter from <persName>Mollie Walsh</persName> this <time when="12:00:00"
                  >noon</time>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_321">
            <p>Fine</p>
            <pb n="317"/>
            <p><date when="1917-11-13">Tuesday Nov 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Reveille at<time when="06:40:00">6:40</time> this morning. Took a walk over to
                     <placeName><abbr>Y.M.</abbr></placeName> to get stamps but did not get them
               &amp; the letters I intended to <del rend="strikethrough">write</del> mail were not
               mailed.</p>
            <p>More Lieuts strolled in this morning, &amp; hence I was busy making Personal Reports
               etc.</p>
            <p>The Memorandum forbidding the wearing of leather by enlisted men caused much comment
               today.</p>
            <p>Was somewhat distressed again today by the food.</p>
            <p>Had intended to go over to Field No 1 tonight to see the pictures of the aero plane
               battle but did not for I wrote letters to <persName>Annie Moran</persName>,
                     <persName><unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear></persName>, &amp;
                  <persName>Charlie Buckley</persName>.</p>
            <p>Rc’d a letter from <persName ref="#ABennet"><choice><abbr>Ag.</abbr><expan>Agnes</expan></choice> Bennett</persName> tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_322">
            <p>Fine - moderate</p>
            <pb n="318"/>
            <p><date when="1917-11-14">Wednesday Nov 14</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The usual routine office work was gone through without much deviation. Some new</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_330">
            <p>Rain &amp; heavy cloud.</p>
            <pb n="326"/>
            <p><date when="1917-11-22">Thursday Nov 22</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The <persName>Major</persName> was very fussy this morning and unnerved me when I was
               making out a telegram to be sent to <placeName>Washington</placeName>.</p>
            <p>A package from <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName> brought joy in the form of some lumps of
               sugar, which will indeed be very useful.</p>
            <p>Made some reports this morning for the <persName>Major</persName> &amp; spent the
               afternoon making out a <del rend="strikethrough">stateme</del> list of the venereal
               cases being treated at the hospital.</p>
            <p><persName>Sgt. Meehan</persName> helped me get a pass whereby I could go to
                  <placeName>Richmond Hill</placeName> tonight.</p>
            <p>Left the Post &amp; had to hurry to <placeName>Hempstead</placeName> to have my
               clothes altered &amp; get to <placeName>Jamaica</placeName> in time to have supper at
                  <placeName>Richmond Hill</placeName>. Had my favorite meal -- steak &amp;
               smothered onions -- at <persName>Madeleine’s</persName>. After supper we took
                  the<time when="21:30:00">9:30</time> car to <placeName>Floral Park</placeName>
               &amp; had a wonderful time, especially after missing the car at<time when="23:30:00"
                  >11:30</time>. Took the<time when="02:07:00">2:07</time> to
                     <placeName>County<unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear></placeName>. Walked
                  this<unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear> all the way to camp.</p>
         </div>

         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_331">
            <p>Very Cloudy</p>
            <pb n="327"/>
            <p><date when="1917-11-23">Friday Nov 23</date></p>

         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_333">
            <p>Cool.</p>
            <pb n="329"/>
            <p><date when="1917-11-25">Sunday Nov 25</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><label type="religious">Mass</label> was said in the <placeName><choice>
                     <abbr>Y.M.C.A</abbr>
                     <expan>Young Men's Christian Association</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> tent. Was able to attend the service.</p>
            <p>Started on the rough draft of the payroll today. Although my pass read from<time
                  when="12:00:00">12 o’clock noon</time> I was not able to leave the post until <hi
                  rend="subscript">^</hi>
               <add place="above">after</add><time when="17:00:00">5 o’clock</time>. The<time
                  when="18:05:00">6:05</time> for <placeName>Mineola</placeName> did not pull in
                  until<time when="18:30:00">6:30</time>. Was late arriving at
                  <placeName>Mineola</placeName> &amp; had supper with the girls. Lent some
               negatives.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_335">
            <pb n="331"/>
            <p><date when="1917-11-27">Tuesday Nov 27</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p/>
            <postscript>
               <p>Called up <persName>Minnie</persName> on the phone &amp; she was not in.</p>
            </postscript>

         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_336">
            <pb n="332"/>
            <p><date when="1917-11-28">Wednesday Nov 28</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p/>
            <postscript>
               <p>Called up <persName>Minnie</persName>
                  <del rend="strikethrough">of</del> on the phone. Made plans different from those
                  of <date when="1917-11-25">Sunday</date> night.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_337">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <p><label type="holiday">Thanksgiving Day</label></p>
            <pb n="333"/>
            <p><date when="1917-11-29">Thursday Nov 29</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Lots of work. Closed up the pay roll this morning. Everybody in the best of
               spirits.</p>
            <p>I envy however the boys who have been able to go home on pass. I will, I hope be able
               to get off for <label type="holiday"><choice>
                     <abbr>Xmas</abbr>
                     <expan>Christmas</expan>
                  </choice></label>.</p>
            <p>The dinner was very delicious &amp; much<unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear> in
               due the men <persName>Sgt</persName> &amp; the cooks for their well prepared
               meal.</p>
            <p>I left the post for <placeName>Richmond Hill</placeName> &amp; had a wonderful dinner
               at <persName>Madeleine Murdy’s</persName>, whose folks were so kind as to hold off
               their meal until I arrived.</p>
            <p><persName>May</persName>, <persName>Madeleine’s</persName> friend called &amp; the
               three of us spent a pleasant evening at the <label type="social">dance</label>, which
               the <choice>
                  <abbr>Med. Dept</abbr>
                  <expan>Medical Department</expan>
               </choice> conducted in <placeName>Hempstead.</placeName></p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_338">
            <p>Unsettled weather.</p>
            <p>Rain. Clear.</p>
            <pb n="334"/>
            <p><date when="1917-11-30">Friday Nov 30</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>We signed the pay roll today. Now, we are looking forward to pay day.</p>
            <p>Was sleepy today. Allnight rackets are too tiresome to be of profit.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_339">
            <p>Clear Day.</p>
            <p>Weather getting cool.</p>
            <pb n="335"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-01">Saturday Dec 1</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Reveille was chilly this morning.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_340">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <p>Cool.</p>
            <pb n="336"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-02">Sunday Dec 2</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was unable to go to <label type="religious">mass</label> this morning. This little
               office is getting to be some busy place. Can not get off for a minute in the
               mornings.</p>
            <p><persName>Sgt. Meehan</persName> left at <time when="12:00:00">noon time</time>. I
               had to remain around until<time when="16:00:00">4 pm</time> before I could leave.</p>
            <p><persName>Frank Runge</persName> &amp; I went over to <placeName>Floral
                  Park</placeName> &amp; had supper at <persName>Minnie’s</persName>. Had a very
               pleasant evening. Met <persName>Minnie’s brotherinlaw</persName> from
                  <placeName>Oklahoma</placeName>.</p>
            <p><persName>Frank</persName> &amp; I spent a very sociable evening after all had
               departed for the night.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_341">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <p>Cold breezes.</p>
            <pb n="337"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-03">Monday Dec 3</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was somewhat tired this morning. Have not been able to get up as early these mornings
               as I used to a week or so ago.</p>
            <p>Worked on the Hospital Corps Returns all day.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_342">
            <p>Somewhat Cloudy.</p>
            <pb n="338"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-04">Tuesday Dec 4</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>All day <persName>Harrington</persName>, <persName><unclear reason="illegible"
                     >Su?.</unclear> Anderson</persName> &amp; I were looking forward to the
               examination which will be given this afternoon.</p>
            <p><persName>Maj Warriner</persName>, <persName>Maj Caccini</persName> &amp;
                  <persName>Capt Baney</persName> composed the examining Board &amp; gave me a
               rather hasty &amp; somewhat indifferent oral examination.</p>
            <p>The Hospital Corps Return was sent off today. <foreign xml:lang="la">"Deo
                  Gratias"</foreign>. </p>
            <p>Helped <persName>Sgt. Murphy</persName><unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear>his
               Ration statement. Fell asleep before it was finished.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_343">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <pb n="339"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-05">Wednesday Dec 5</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p><del rend="strikethrough">Col</del>
               <persName>Major Comell’s</persName> schedule for Officers &amp; Men started today.
                  <persName>Harrington</persName> went out to drill &amp; I was supposed to attend
               lecture in the afternoon. Stress of work prevented the latter.</p>
            <p>Here has been a noticeable increase in sore throats and <del rend="strikethrough"
                     ><unclear reason="illegible">e?</unclear></del> men admitted to hospital for
               sore throats &amp; dyphteria.</p>
            <p>Did some telephoning this <del rend="strikethrough">morning</del> evening. Called up
                  <persName>Minnie</persName> &amp; <persName>Madeleine</persName>. A total of
                  <measure type="currency">$0.30</measure> for <measure type="currency"
                  >$0.10</measure></p>
            <p>Spent the evening cleaning up &amp; talking philosophy with the fellows.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_344">
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <pb n="340"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-06">Thursday Dec 6</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Had a drill this morning. The air was brisk the atmosphere was clear and <del
                  rend="strikethrough">every</del> the frost on the ground. It was the first drill I
               have had on the field with the Medical Detachment.</p>
            <p>Had my first <choice>
                  <sic>quizz</sic>
                  <corr>quiz</corr>
               </choice> by <persName>Capt Baney</persName> tonight. The <choice>
                  <sic>quizz</sic>
                  <corr>quiz</corr>
               </choice> was on the framework of the body.</p>
            <p>Called up <persName>Minnie</persName> tonight. Our meeting for tomorrow night was
               called off, for she had to work and <persName>Frank</persName> also had to work.
               Thinking it over I concluded I had made a mistake in not making arrangements to call
               on <persName>Madeleine</persName>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p>Report: <label type="event"><ref
                        target="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Explosion"> Munition ship
                        explodes</ref></label> in <placeName>Halifax Harbor</placeName>. Hundreds
                  killed.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_345">
            <p>Cold.</p>
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <pb n="341"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-07">Friday Dec 7</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">

            <p>Report: 2000 dead in <placeName>Halifax</placeName>. Belgian Relief ship rammed
               munition ship in <placeName>Bedford Basin</placeName>. Terrific explosion &amp; the
               worst perhaps in the world. The desolation wrought is described by <persName>Col
                  McKenzie Bell</persName> as <del rend="strikethrough">the</del> worse than the
               waste in Europe.</p>
            <p>Telegraphed to <persName>Dan Fitz</persName> to learn how he &amp; the family were.
               There being but one wire into <placeName>Halifax</placeName> at present. There is
               little hope that it will reach him, if he is alive.</p>
            <p><persName>Capt Beverley</persName> received a wire &amp; report in
                  <placeName>Washington</placeName> tomorrow morning for duty in the Office of the
               Chief Surgeon A.S.S.C.</p>
            <p>Went with <persName>Al Johnson</persName>, to the opening night of the
                  <placeName>Garden City Country Club</placeName>, as the guests of <persName>Mr.
                  Kennedy</persName> of <placeName>Freeport</placeName> &amp; <persName>Mrs.
                  Hines</persName> of <placeName>Garden City</placeName>, secretary of <orgName><choice>
                     <sic>Pochohantas</sic>
                     <corr>Pocahontas</corr>
                  </choice> Coal Co.</orgName></p>
            <p>Had a wonderful party, <persName>"Johnnie"</persName> &amp; I being the only privates
               present. <persName> Lt<unclear reason="illegible">Neal</unclear> Benon</persName> was
               there &amp; others with commissions.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_346">
            <p>Pay Day</p>
            <p>Snow - Rain</p>
            <p>Severe storm.</p>
            <pb n="342"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-08">Saturday Dec 8</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The <label type="weather"><ref
                     target="https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-explosion-dec-6-1917-weather-snowfall-amounts-1.4429251"
                     >storm</ref></label> which swept through here <del rend="strikethrough"
                  >th</del> today came through <placeName>Halifax</placeName> also, &amp; it caused
               severe &amp; painful suffering in <placeName>Halifax</placeName>. </p>
            <p>Tonight was wild. The snow was followed by rain and the velocity of the wind blowing
               the rain made if feel, to one venturing forth, as though one had gotten under a big
               tub of <del rend="strikethrough">n</del> water. The electric lights were tricky for
               they were going out &amp; coming on all night.</p>
            <p>The rain ceased &amp; a clear starry sky came in view.</p>
            <p>We were lined up for pay this afternoon. This is my second pay on this field &amp; I
               have been paid twice by the <persName>sargeant</persName>. </p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_347">
            <p><hi rend="underline">Cold.</hi></p>
            <p>Beautiful Day.</p>
            <pb n="343"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-09">Sunday Dec 9</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Did not get a chance to go to <placeName>church</placeName> this morning.</p>
            <p>The wind was biting cold. Winter has come to stay, it seems.</p>
            <p>Immediately after dinner I left to catch the<time when="13:24:00">1:24</time> at the
                  <placeName>Garden City</placeName>. Missed it &amp; got the<time when="13:56:00"
                  >1:56</time>.</p>
            <p>Arriving in <placeName><choice>
                     <abbr>N.Y.</abbr>
                     <expan>New York</expan>
                  </choice></placeName> I called up <persName>Frank Runge’s sister</persName> &amp;
               made engagement to call on her &amp; deliver message. Spent about an hour with her
               &amp; her friend <persName>Miss Vance</persName>.</p>
            <p>Called the <persName>Nahilly’s</persName> after walking up town over the icy sidewalk
               &amp; streets. The storm evidently hit <placeName><choice>
                     <abbr>N.Y.</abbr>
                     <expan>New York</expan>
                  </choice> City</placeName> harder than it hit us out in the country. Had <choice>
                  <abbr>supp</abbr>
                  <expan>supper</expan>
               </choice> &amp; left for <placeName>Brooklyn</placeName>.</p>
            <p>It was<time when="21:50:00">9:50</time> when I called up <persName>Nellie
                  Sheehan</persName> &amp; she invited me to <choice>
                  <sic>he</sic>
                  <corr>her</corr>
               </choice> home to bridge the time until the<time when="23:31:00">11:31</time> left. I
               was impressed by the rapid traction in <placeName>Brooklyn</placeName>. In just 20
               minutes from the time I phoned I was at her home on <placeName>61st
               St.</placeName></p>
            <p>Left at<time when="23:10:00">11:10</time> &amp; had plenty of time to make the<time
                  when="23:31:00">11:31</time>.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_348">
            <p>Cold.</p>
            <pb n="344"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-10">Monday Dec 10</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>It was bitterly cold this morning. As the day wore on it became a very little warmer,
               but not enough to be of much notice.</p>
            <p>There was a big drive in the recruiting today for after the date <date
                  when="1917-12-15">15th</date> there will be no enlistment for men of the draft age
               or who will be of the draft age next <date when="1918-01-01">year</date></p>
            <p><persName>Jack Banes</persName> was taken to the hospital today. His case looks like
               the Grippe.</p>
            <p>Received a sweater &amp; some pictures from <persName ref="#EPKCraven">Mother</persName>.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear> big offensive for <placeName>West
                     Front</placeName> &amp; in <placeName>Italy</placeName>.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_349">
            <p>Fine. Cold.</p>
            <pb n="345"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-11">Tuesday Dec 11</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The cold spell is still here. Sent a special delivery to <persName>Dan
                  Fitz</persName> this morning to learn how he &amp; the folks are.</p>
            <p>The morning seemed very long for some reason or other.</p>
            <p>The permanent water supply was turned on late today.</p>
            <p>There was so much steam escaping into the office today that I feared bad results.</p>
            <p>Went over to <placeName>Hempstead</placeName> tonight to <choice>
                  <sic>accomodate</sic>
                  <corr>accommodate</corr>
               </choice>
               <persName>Sgt Hutchings</persName>. While over town I bought some Christmas
               cards.</p>
            <postscript>
               <p><placeName>Jerusalem</placeName> captured by British.</p>
            </postscript>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_350">
            <p>Light fall of snow.</p>
            <p>Fine weather</p>
            <pb n="346"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-12">Wednesday Dec 12</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Received a letter from <persName>Minnie</persName> telling me that her friend from
                  <placeName>Spartanburg</placeName> was home &amp; that the date for tonight was
               off.</p>
            <p>Was somewhat peeved. Replied. Called <persName>Mattie</persName> up &amp; fixed it
               for <date>Sunday</date> to have <unclear reason="illegible"
                  ><persName>R?</persName></unclear> &amp; his <persName>sister</persName> at the
               home. Did some writing tonight.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_351">
            <p>Overcast</p>
            <p>Snow</p>
            <pb n="347"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-13">Thursday Dec 13</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>The storm which had cast its <choice>
                  <sic>shaddow</sic>
                  <corr>shadow</corr>
               </choice> early today, broke upon us during the afternoon &amp; by night it was a
               blizzard. The wind blew with great velocity.</p>
            <p>Men assigned to 135th<unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear> with <persName>Lieut
                  Bellinger</persName>.</p>
            <p>Received a lot of mail. The letter from home informed me that <persName>Alexia
                  Kyte</persName> was in <placeName>New York</placeName> at the <orgName>Roosevelt
                  Hospital</orgName>. Also the telegram which <persName>Dannie Fitz</persName> sent
               <persName ref="#EPKCraven">mother</persName> telling her that all were saved. <persName>Jack
                  Kyte</persName> is going to be ordained around <choice>
                  <abbr>Xmas</abbr>
                  <expan>Christmas</expan>
               </choice> time.</p>
            <p>Read parts of <persName>Dr. Wyeth<unclear reason="illegible"
                  >"Surgery"</unclear></persName>. Spent an hour with <persName>Jack
                  Barnes</persName> in the ward. He will be discharged tomorrow.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_352">
            <p>Cold</p>
            <pb n="348"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-14">Friday Dec 14</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was awake frequently during the early hours owing to the violent storm which made the
               wind whirl <choice>
                  <abbr>thru</abbr>
                  <expan>through</expan>
               </choice> the barracks.</p>
            <p><persName>Medwich</persName> the deserter returned this morning after an absence of
               16 days.</p>
            <p>The enlistments today were more numerous than any previous day this week.</p>
            <p>Now assigned to the 11th Squadron with <persName>Capt. Logan</persName> today.</p>
            <p>Was unable to attend lecture this afternoon because of the late hour at which dinner
               was served.</p>
            <p>Did not feel well at supper time owing to the previous meal which distressed me.</p>
            <p>Took a physic &amp; retired early.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_353">
            <pb n="349"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-15">Saturday Dec 15</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>blank</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_354">
            <pb n="350"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-16">Sunday Dec 16</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>blank</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_355">
            <pb n="351"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-17">Monday Dec 17</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>blank</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_356">
            <pb n="352"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-18">Tuesday Dec 18</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>blank</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_357">
            <pb n="353"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-19">Wednesday Dec 19</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>blank</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_358">
            <p>Mild weather.</p>
            <pb n="354"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-20">Thursday Dec 20</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was eye sore this morning because of my studying of last night.</p>
            <p><persName>Sgt. Meehan</persName> received word that his <persName>brother</persName>
               was very ill &amp; he had a furlough made out &amp; left for home this afternoon.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_359">
            <p>Mild</p>
            <pb n="355"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-21">Friday Dec 21</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Was in charge of quarter this morning &amp; after roll call had a little trouble with
                  <persName>Pat Ferguson</persName> who refused to sweep the floor. As a result he
               is on restriction for 2 weeks has to sweep the floor every day and to report to
                  the<unclear reason="illegible">?</unclear> come his change of quarter each
               night.</p>
            <p>There was not much doing in the office this morning. Had a little difficulty in
               getting off some letters for Lieuts. <persName>Reid</persName> &amp;
                     <persName><unclear reason="illegible">S?</unclear></persName>.</p>
            <p>Witnessed an operation for a fistula in the urethra. Had to leave the room twice.
               Found recovery by smoking a cigarette.</p>
            <p>Received a box from the <orgName>Red Cross</orgName>
               <choice>
                  <abbr>thru</abbr>
                  <expan>through</expan>
               </choice> the <orgName><choice>
                     <abbr>Y.M.C.A.</abbr>
                     <expan>Young Men's Christian Association</expan>
                  </choice></orgName></p>
            <p>Fixed some picture for mailing.</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_360">
            <p>Fine, colder.</p>
            <pb n="356"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-22">Saturday Dec 22</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>blank</p>
         </div>
         <div type="header" xml:id="BC2004_121_ref_5_361">
            <p>Fine weather.</p>
            <pb n="357"/>
            <p><date when="1917-12-23">Sunday Dec 23</date></p>
         </div>
         <div type="entry">
            <p>Had a very cold night and did not feel like taking my proposed cold plunge.</p>
            <p>Breakfast late &amp; the <persName>Major</persName> on hand early. Office seems
               lonesome without <persName>Sgt. Meehan</persName> around.</p>
            <p>The 17th Squadron from <placeName>Ft. Worth Texas</placeName> arrived this morning
               fully equipped with Medical Men. The sergeant is a Sgt <choice>
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            <p>The barracks was unusually quiet today. Some of the fellows had gone off for the
               holiday. <persName>Gen Anderson</persName> left this afternoon and will not be back
               until <date when="1917-12-27">Thursday</date> morning.</p>
            <p>Read a number of Army Bulletins this afternoon. Also looked up paragraphs in Army
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            <p>Just after mess tonight <del rend="strikethrough">a</del>
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            <p>4/19/ B.C. - 6 Worcester Tech - 1 Fitzpatrick - Urban</p>
            <p>B.C. - 10 St Anselm - Fitzpatrick - Urban</p>
            <p>4/28/ B.C. 1 Brown 3 Boice - Dee</p>
            <p>5/2/ B.C. 5 Brown 9 Fitzpatrick - Urban</p>
            <p>5/5/ B.C. 6 Penn State 2 Boice - Dee</p>
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Thomas D. Craven diary a digital edition Thomas D. Craven Transcribed and encoded by Nancy Adams Margaret Critch Sarah DeLorme Anna Kijas Kathleen Monahan Annalisa Moretti Harry Hoy 1 online resource Boston College Libraries Chestnut Hill, Mass. 2019

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Thomas D. Craven Diary, Thomas D. Craven papers 1917 368 pages USA Massachusetts Chestnut Hill John J. Burns Library BC.2004.121 http://hdl.handle.net/2345/7117

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Library of Congress Subject Headings
English Craven, Thomas D. (Thomas Daniel), 1893-1987 -- Diaries Boston College -- History -- Sources Boston College -- Students -- Diaries Boston College -- Alumni and alumnae -- Diaries Catholic college students -- Massachusetts -- Diaries Soldiers -- United States -- Diaries World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
Weather - moderate, partly cloudy, slight fall of snow at Monday Jan 1, 1916 1917

Was tired or rather lazy and did not fancy getting up for . Father & Mother went & I followed. Received . Tried to study some . N. S. Ray came to speak about the silver I had ordered and I paid him. Bundle in B. O. came from Uncle George. Called on Mrs. Harris & went to visit Fr. Coppinger in St. Augustines. Had confidential talk in regard to vocation. He offered help. Made up some accounts & studied all eve. Johnie Duggan did not look well to-day. Rec'd word that Lila Kinan was improving.

- Visit to Fr. Coppinger.

Weather - Warm. Tuesday Jan 2

Very sleepy this morning when I rolled out at . Late hours surely do tell on one. Well, I studied some and was much interested in the chapter on the Moon & the Sun & their eclipses. Went in town and secured a job for Saturdays at the little haberdashery at the North Station. Griffin of Shumans' was instrumental in getting me the job through Mr. Wheeler of Cleveland & Cheever Co.

I brought home the silver which I am giving to the folks for their which comes Apr April 17.

Was surprised to receive a card from M. E. W. with who I expected I was N. S.

Did a lot of studying to-night with hopes that I will not be examined to-morrow.

Weather - A. M. Overcast & looked like snow.

P. M. Very wet snow. Large flakes, bad walking.

Wednesday Jan 3

Classes reopened for last few weeks of the first term. I feared that the professors would call for the which I missed the week of 12/18/. They did not. Car service has not improved by the vacation we had. I lost my mocha gloves on the car at Park St. Did some writing at the Globe.

Did a lot of studying to-night. Wrote a story for the Record but did not succeed in getting a picture of the Faculty Building to go with it. Woke up very late.

Johnie brought home a new half dollar coin.

Weather - has softened up, making bad walking. Temperature higher.

Thursday Jan 4

Was up early this morning, but not early enough to get in to the Record in time to get out to the college, so I went straight out to classes.

Everything sailed along smoothly until Fr. Corrigan pulled a little test in the class.

Had a little run in with Fred Foley over the work. I fear that there is going to be a terrible crash at the Mid Year's marks.

Big preparations for a reception at the college to-night. I received advance news that the Rector was going to be presented with $2,500.

Had a long talk with Mr. Frish of Read's.

Wrote a story for the Globe with reference to the opening of the new faculty building.

I arrived home late. Did some studying.

Weather - unsettled - Very heavy rain, continued into night.

Friday Jan 5

Was somewhat nervous, when I thought of how unprepared I was for my thesis.

Took a picture of St. Mary's Hall

Took a picture of St. Mary's Hall into the Record for publication with the story of the opening of the building for the faculty.

Pulled through my O. K.

Went in town & picked out the goods for my evening suit.

Called on John Fleming & he dictated my notes.

Had a talk with Francis R. Mullin concerning the awarding of gold foot balls to the players.

Call on Mr. Mullin at

Weather. Fine.

Saturday Jan 6

Went to work in the haberdashery this morning & found the work very agreeable. The fellows appear to be sociable & good fellows with which to work.

Mr. Shape, the owner of the shop told me to go home early for there was not much business.

Perhaps it might be well to add that the store is at the North Station, in case readers of my diary should be inquisitive.

Went to at St. Mary's.

Called on Tom O'Connor.

The folks saw "Jiggs" at the Castle Sq. Square

Weather, fine

C.

Sunday Jan 7

Went to at the .

Mrs Mulligan & [I?] promised to cover the at Gate of Heaven Church.

Reviewed the paper.

Went to Gate of Heaven Church. Fr. C. W. Lyons, S. J., spoke. His discourse was spoiled by the continued coughing of the congregation.

Went in town & wrote a few stories.

Called to see Dr. Murphey concerning Bob. Gills' leaving the college.

Came home & learned that a fire was discovered in the cellar.

Wrote my notes until I was interrupted to see the .

. Observed at

Weather -- Fine.

Monday Jan 8

Remained up until to see the . I observed it for 5 minutes -. The had almost entirely concealed the Moon. The sky was very cloudy & hindered the observation which I made with my opera Glasses.

Was very tired & of course was late for .

I again started to do the experiment on the determination of Cl in Na Cl. I hope I will have more luck than in my previous efforts.

Did a few errands around town & spent the eve typewriting some notes & preparing lessons.

Weather -- overcast

Rain late afternoon & eve.

Tuesday January 9

Came near oversleeping this morning. However I succeeded in getting out to class on time.

Had a serious chat with Louis Victor & side tracked him from leaving college. It seems that he has been discouraged because he has cut classes so much.

& the were extremely interesting. The lecture on the planets was extremely good.

Did a lot of typewriting. Called on Charlie Buckley & tried to use his influence in getting gold footballs for the fellows.

Ushered at the Travellogue which was very fine.

I found a fountain pen at Park St. tonight. This makes the second pen which I have acquired in this manner.

Did not study much to-night.

Boston College Travellogue, Yellowstone

Weather - fair

Wednesday January 10

Made a grand finish & reach class on time.

The Chemistry Club is getting under way.

The organization or Club for the refutation of False Statements in newspapers, is steadily advancing. The favor of Fr. Fox was stamped upon it to-day.

The "Blast" had a meeting & made some noise. If Mulligan's project ever gets under way there will be a terrible scandal at the college.

Made a terrible effort to secure footballs and it fell through at the .

Charlie Brickley & I had a long chat.

Did some studying until

Killed the test.

"Bufalo Bill " Wm. E. Cody died, devastated.

at

Weather - Snow, heavy.

Cleared off P. M. Cold.

Thursday January 11

The weather was unsettled when I left home & by the time I reached the college it was snowing hard.

Fr. Corrigan gave a very good list in .

was very interesting. Was surprised to hear that the sun was not the biggest body in the universe, but that there was a body much larger & brighter that is called

Baseball schedule given out to-day.

Did some writing for the news-paper.

Studied all evening.

Baseball schedule given out.

Weather - cold - coldest this Winter.

Friday Jan 12

Wrapped up well this morning, car service was good.

Things went along smoothly in classes.

Had a few errands to do in town. Hired the typewriter for 3 mos months . more.

Spent a quiet evening & retired earlier than usual.

Weather - Fair. - Snow.

Changed to rain late.

Saturday Jan 13

Work again to day. Was not rushed but the amount of business was much better than it was last Saturday.

There is always some amusing person who tends to brighten & enlighten the monotony of the day. A conductor from the B & M Boston & Maine Railroad was comical when he was trying to pick out a shirt.

Mr. Sharp let me go early to night, but not early enough to go to .

Weather - Very Heavy Rain.

- clear & colder.

Sunday Jan 14

The torrents of rain prevented the folks from going to church this morning.

I went to . The Road was strewn with umbrellas which had been ruined by the heavy squalls.

Had a very quiet afternoon.

Took a little nap after dinner & awoke when Aunt Rate & Josepha called.

Did some typewriting and retired at .

Weather - partly cloudy - cool,

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Monday Jan 15

lecture on "right" was very instructive.

Did a "little" more chemistry.

All set for the .

Did a little studying for to morrow.

Received a very pathetic letter from Harriet Thompson.

Had quite a good time at the . Too many speeches. Service & cuisine excellent.

Wrote accounts for the Journal and Advertiser took a story to Bob Fitzgerald.

, City Club.

Weather - fine.

Tuesday Jan 16

Cars delayed this morning. Did not get to class until .

Big notices in papers on the . My stories were cut down.

Received letter from McFadden.

Lecture on comets and meteors in .

Arranged between the Freshman & Lynn English High for Friday night.

Drew up constitution of the newly formed Chemistry Club, this afternoon.

First fitting of dress suit.

Met John Higgins.

Attended Fr. Ahern's lecture on Alaska.

Did very little studying.

Read Admiral George Dewey died in Washington this afternoon at age of 80 yrs.

"Over the Canadian Rockies to Alaska"

Weather -

Wednesday Jan 17

Had a long talk with Fr. Fox on .

Got the assignment to write an account of the for the Stylus.

Mulligan and I came home together.

I went to work early and spent the whole evening studying .

Weather — rather snowy feeling.

— Falling temperature.

Thursday Jan 18

Was just on the nick of time this morning.

Had quite a good deal of matter for the test.

Fr. Morgan asked me to enlarge upon the amount of matter for the story on the .

Spent best part of the night writing the story.

of president of the Chem Chemistry Club fell to Joe Nevins. Am going to protest on grounds that there is no Constitution hence election at this time is illegal

Weather — Fine.

Friday Jan 19

Was on time this morning.

Terrible day. Very tiresome.

Finnished Finished my story of the for the Stylus. Editor MacKinnon asked me to the board. Did not accept.

Wrote a story of bowling match for the Globe.

Read for literary style to-night.

Basketball

Boston College 20 New Hampshire 35

B.C. Boston College '20 – 29. Lynn EH.S English High School 39

Election of capt. B.C.H. (postponed)

Freshmen vs. Lynn English at Lynn (track)

Varsity v. N.H. New Hampshire State at Durham, (basket ball)

Weather — Theatening Threatening .

Flurries of snow, Afternoon.

Clear & Cold.

Saturday Jan 20

Work to-day. Did a big business. Enjoy the work.

Big fire on Atlantic Ave. Leather House $50,000 loss.

Dewey buried to-day.

Worked until .

Weather — Fine & cold.

— Snow late at night

Sunday Jan 21

Was up brightly.

Went to & ahead of the priest.

Did some writing to Jack Bresnahan & Hattee Thompson.

Did a little sty udy.

Art Cowlin called & spent the evening.

Dan McDonald operated on for a growth on his neck. His mother has been very ill but is feeling somewhat better under the doctor's care.

Weather — clear & cold, snow on ground.

Monday Jan 22

Up early.

on vivisection to-day.

very slow.

No on account of the Junior Lab. exam.

Started our new scrap book. Saw the pile of my scraps go to waste as the old scrap book was destroyed

Meeting of the chemistry club.

My suit was not ready to be fitted.

Did some writing for the papers.

Service on elevated very poor. took me 50 minutes to get home from Milk St.

Studied aleve all eve .

Weather — Clear & cold.

Tuesday Jan 23

Just reached class on time.

Exam days for next week announced.

No more advance in until after exam.

Fr Jessup's mother has died.

Went in town early & was fitted for my suit.

Started studying early for I have to take an exam in which I missed before .

Wrote to Hughie O'Byrne & Art Cowlin.

Phoned to Dorothy who has accepted the invitation to the Wednesday night.

"Our Slumbering Volcanoes, Mt Renier Rainier & Crater Lake"

Weather — Fine.

Wednesday Jan 24

Did not get up at the early hour I had planned on.

Worried a lot over the exam so I skipped & & studied in the Athletic office. Just as I hoped it we had the same questions which were given in the other exam. K.O.ed it.

Sweaters given out. I like the sweater so much that I am tempted to give up my plan of exchanging it for a knitted vest.

Mrs. O'Donnell & Mollie called & spent the evening. Mollie looked charming.

Weather — moderate.

Thursday Jan 25

Up like a bird this morning.

Last lecture in but 1 before the exam. Gradually getting down to the exams which will complete the first term of my last year of college life. I look forward to the with much apprehension, because we have so much difficult matter, & so hard to explain.

Started to put some clippings in my scrapbook. We have a brand new Athletic scrapbook. It is as large as a full page of newspaper. It was made especially for us.

Mr Ray submitted 2 samples for the Boston College pin, having the Letter "B".

Studied my all eve.

Weather — Moderate.

Cold.

Friday Jan 26

Felt uneasy for the exam and so I got up early to do some studying.

"Stylus" came out to-day and there was much comment about MacKinnon's editorial on the flock spirit at the college.

My own story of the took up 5 pages of the Alumni Chronicle.

Looked forward all day to my visit to Dorothy to night. However I did not have to go until to-night, so did shopping around town.

My dress suit was all ready but for a little pressing. Bought a white vest Macalen Parker's.

Miss Ethier gave me three tickets for the . Pretty soft.

Well, I had a very enjoyable evening with the charming Miss O'Connor.

Weather — cold.

Saturday Jan 27

At work again to-day. Trade was slow & as a result I did not come near my last week sales. Mr. Sharpe has asked me to work some afternoons when needed. It will be a chance to raise a little money. Worked until .

Big fire in Pittsburgh.

Big explosion in Dresden Ger. Germany 1000 women reported killed.

Coast Artillery Corps United States Army Coast Artillery Corps Meet.

Weather — Snow & Cold.

Sunday Jan 28

Went to with Tom O'Connor. Lent him my History Vol II. St Mathews Church.

Spent morning with Tom watching him perform with the weights & the piano.

Loafed all afternoon scanning papers for news of interest.

Typewrote a lot of notes.

Too lazy to go in town to write a story.

Studied for tomorrow's exam.

Big fire late to night at Chauncey St. $400,000 loss.

Weather — unsettled

light snow A.M.

Monday Jan 29

Was expecting the Exam but must have misunderstood Fr. Fox when he made the announcement.

The exam for tomorrow does not present the opposition that the does. We will be over our heads when that is handed out Wednesday.

Had long talk with Fr. Fox on MacKinnon's editorial.

Went into the Balt Baltimore & Ohio Co with John Elliott to get a price on the Southern trips.

Met Bob Gill a received the check from Boston Journal.

Came home & studied .

Am finding it hard to get a machine for Wednesday eve.

My Dress suit is a dream!

Mid Year Exam, .

Weather. — warm.

Tuesday Jan 30

Was up at & studied

The exam was a good one & I did well.

Went in town and did some newspaper writing for the .

Studied until on the & then went to bed.

Mid Year Exam — .

"California & the Grand Canyon"

Our slumbering Volcanoes, Mt Renier Rainier & Crater Lake"

Weather — threatening —

Snow — Rain — Hail during evening & night

Wednesday Jan 31

Up at & studied . Ceased at . Very nervous indeed. The exam was most thorough & I am afraid that I did not do as well as I should have done. A three hour exam seems to be too much.

Went home early, bath & nap till . Made ready for .

Bennie Murray called at . Then we picked up Dorothy O'Connor, Mrs. Elston & the Misses Marion & Dorothy Elston & Mrs. Murray.

Had a wonderful night, and would like to have more such. Dorothy was most charming and was the "belle of the Ball" from my point of view.

We r enjoyed both the big orchestra and the Hawaian Hawaiian orchestra.

Danced till and it was when I arrived home.

Mid Year —

, Copley Plaza

Weather — Rain — Cold.

Thursday Feb 1

After getting home from the I tried to study some . It was when I started and I fell asleep so many times before that I decided to go to bed.

Had much trouble getting up at .

Studied during the period.

Don't remember ever knowing so little about an examination.

Went home and did some newspaper reading. Slept till , and spent evening doing some odd jobs.

Read a most interesting short story: "Hard of Head" by Richard Washburn Child.

German Note, threatening all commerce in vicinity of Allied Countries

Mid Year Exam, .

Weather — Clear & Cold.

Friday Feb 2

Was somewhat in the power of Morpheus this morning.

Appointment at Tufts with Mike Blumerfield. He had some hard job and I had some tough endurance.

We had lunch and it was before he finished. Have made an appointment for next Wednesday afternoon.

Read all evening.

Washington all stirred over the latest crisis, due to the German Note.

Term Holiday.

Weather - Clear - Coldest day this year.

Thermometer 2 below at Ed. Everett Sq.

Saturday Feb 3

Slept late this morning, but was only five minutes late at the store.

Business was very good all day. In spite of the fact that it was very cold, there were many people shopping.

I did my best day's sales & sold over $40 all day. Mr. Sharpe went home early & I staid stayed till the shop closed at .

Newspaper did a big business with the Extra Editions, for Von Bernstuff the German ambassador was given his passport & sent home & at the same time Gerard was called home.

Much fear that war will be declared by There should be no need for that for Germany will make satisfactory amends.

B. A. A. Boston Athletic Association Meet

Weather - Clear - Moderate

Sunday Feb 4

Was very sleepy this morning.

Went to with Mother.

Read the papers. Called Dorothy on the phone.

Did a little preparation for to-morrow's beginning of the second term -- My last term in college.

Frank Melanson called and tried to leave the impression that he is a prosperous business man. Maybe, but we doubt it very much! We're from Missouri!

Weather - Biggest storm of year.

Blizzard with lightning & thunder.

Cold.

Monday Feb 5

Was late in getting to class for the storm slowed up the transit.

Began our .

Off last hour - schola brevis.

Did some work in the Lab. Spilled the residue in my determination of Chlorine. Will continue & go through the experiment.

Learned that Jack Kyte is in Natick. Tried to get Fr. McCluskey give him some lessons in Elocution.

Was a long time getting home. Service all tied up.

Studied all eve.

Weather - Clear.

Tuesday Feb 6

Everything is once more in full swing. The old grindstone is beginning to get into its stride once more.

begins. Reviewed the Nebular Hypoth Hypothesis .

Jack Kyte visited the college. Had an interview with Fr. McCluskey.

Jack had supper at home here. I took him to see Joe Whalen for Elocution instruction.

Went out for Dorothy. We went to the Columbus Club in Phelan's car. Had a wonderful time. I did not have to go home with Dorothy as Frank undertook that.

Columbus Club - Day Nursery.

"The Fair Land Tyrol"

Weather - Clear.

Wednesday Feb 7

Up at 7 & did some studying for the Exam.

Had breakfast with Jack.

was not hard. Wrote a lot, but can not safely say that all was correct.

Had my bicuspid filled. It was a hard job & it was well done.

Was very tired tonight so did not stay up preparing for tomorrow’s test in .

Weather - clear & warm

Thursday Feb 8

Again on time. I surely am improving.

Was somewhat worried over my unpreparedness for .

The exam was as I had expected. I did fairly well.

Did my typewriting early & then went in town to write some stories for the paper.

Came home & studied .

will be presented Tuesdays & Thursdays & Saturday afternoons for 4 weeks beginning March 6.

Weather - rained - cleared, cold

Friday Feb 9

Once again this most tiresome of all the days of the week has come around.

Two periods of have been used up with discussions which did not reach anywhere.

was a grand round of accusations and question concerning the selling of masses.

Went out to Curtis Hall to see the . It was postponed on account of the death of Jim Murman . However I watched the .

Jack Kyte & I went to M. Sweeney’s in No. Cambridge tonight. Missed last elevated train. I did not get home until .

Getting very cold.

Weather - cold

Saturday Feb 10

Much colder feeling than last Saturday was.

Was somewhat late this morning. Surprised at the good business which we did. I understand that last week was the best week since the store opened with the exception of week.

M. Sharpe let me go at .

Since February 1, the Germans have sunk 74 vessels of both belligerants & neutrals.

Big fire at Hotel Lennox at this morning. No lives lost. Many thrilling rescues.

Weather - clear & cold

Sunday Feb 11

Went to .

Jack was home when I got home from . He had to hurry back to Natick.

Received word that Dan McDonald was very ill.

Did some studying this afternoon so that I might go to Natick tonight.

Left Upham Corner . Arrived Natick Common .

Had a very fine evening. There were 32 present & all were in good spirits. It was a great showing to Jack.

Johnnie Kyte’s daughter Caroline has all the ear marks of a talented young lady. She should make good as an entertainer.

Cold

Monday Feb 12

Up at . Very cold!

Had breakfast at Annie Moran's. Studied until .

Bade farewell to Annie and Kate. Annie going into McDonalds' for Dan was to be examined.

Visited Alice & Uncle Ed.

Boarded the & arrived at the college after 20 minute hike at .

Was caught on the Exam.

Did some lab work.

Studied all evening.

Warmer

Light fall of snow late P.M.

Tuesday Feb 13

As usual Fr. Corrigan gave a test in .

Went in town with Mulligan & Sullivan. Called at the Jewellers Building and the Record office.

Dropped in to the Somerset & met some old friends at the .

Wrote a story for the Advertiser.

Penned a little note to Dorothy after getting home.

"Our Nation's Newest Playground, Glacier Nat. Park"

Warmer. Sloppy walking

Wednesday Feb 14

Was late for class. Service poor, Of course!

Fr. Fox is beginning to assert his rights. Following the example set by Fr. Corrigan, he handed out a test in .

Left college early & went to the Tufts Clinic to have teeth fixed. Had 1 tooth prepared & 1 filled with amalgam.

Did some studying & then went to the Tuileries to the . Was surprised to find it an informal party.

Wrote story for the Advertiser.

Boston College vs.St. Mary's 16-26

Moderate temperature. Falling towards night.

Thursday Feb 15

Felt more like staying in bed than getting up. Mirabile dictu I was on time for class.

Ultimatum concerning talking & communicating during lectures was read to the class by Fr. Corrigan. Twenty five lines of the Illiad to be written neatly is the punishment for offenders. Class took the notice with sublime indifference deigning to ridicule it by most ironical boistrousness boisterousness .

Still harping on St. Thomas in the .

gives promise of great interest.

Paid a visit to the Record office.

Tried to study all eve.

Moderate. Threatened to snow.

Friday Feb 16

Father Fox gave the best lecture of the year in to-day. At the beginning of the second period he worked himself up explaining what the fellows would have to face out in the world and then going on to refute a certain pychologist psychologist or rather a p mental philosopher. He surely did himself justice & made the fellows pay attention.

Was excused from and had another tooth filled. It was some job. A molar on the upper set.

Went to the tonight. Boston College defeated the College of Pharmacy 29-14. B.C. High lost to Rogers High 18-9. The Tyros defeated the Bartlett Club 42-5.

Basket ball.

Boston College vs. College of Pharmacy.

Ideal day.

Saturday Feb 17

Was up early in order to see the Managing Editor of the Record. Did not see him at that time but saw him at . Spoke also to Mitchell concerning the schoolboy column of the Record. The result although not definite was not discouraging.

Business was quite good today. There were crowds of people about the town perhaps attracted by the fine weather. Yet the sales were not large.

Worked up to .

Spring like. Thaw.

Sunday Feb 18

Went to .

Reviewed papers. Straightened up my scrap book.

Had hearty dinner as I did also at breakfast, evidently I was hungry.

Had a nap until after .

Did some pressing.

Studied .

Clear --

Snow late P.M.

Monday Feb 19

Was on time. Starting week wellgreat well.

We were handed out a lot of Ethics on Suicide.

Skipped last period of for I was due to work at the North Station at Business was quite good.

Studied all eve.

Gen. Fred. Funston of Philipine Philippine & Mexican fame died to-day.

Slight rain. Cleared off but still cloudy.

Tuesday Feb 20

Looked a lot like rain but it held off.

Review in is now going full blast. is progressing slowly along the question of suicide.

is becoming somewhat interesting. The structure of crystals amazed us to-day.

Worked again this afternoon. Business was slow.

Received word that a $40 bundle was at the office for me. Dug down for the money tonight. It was a long dig. Pl to my helpers among the undergraduates.

Retired early.

Clear, somewhat cold.

Wednesday Feb 21

. Was very sleepy. Very thorough explanation of lying in . Ralph Quinn disturbed the dignity of the class by wearing a wing collar with a red bow tie.

a spectacle.

My "B" pins arrived and I had to lay out some good money. The pins are quite satisfactory.

Distributed 9 doz.

Went in town & way home.

Tom O'Connor & I saw Annette Kellerman in "A Daughter of the Gods". Production very fine.

The Columbia Theater Theatre , Loew's So. End Theater was burned out along with some surrounding buildings. Elevated service stopped.

light fall of snow.

Thursday Feb 22

Went to work at at the North Station. Was delayed by poor service owing to the elevated being unable to run past the burned district.

Business was very good for we were the only haberdashers open. Big crowds in town for the .

All through work fe before .

Scouted up some signatures for Mulligans nomination blank. Met old & new friends.

Chilly; Warmer

Rain during evening & night.

Friday Feb 23

Harvard Square cars switched down Huntington Ave. for some reason this

Continued our lectures on lying.

did not progress far.

Marks for the term were given out and mirabile dictu

I did not get a condition. No medal coming this way but still the marks weren't terrible.

The pins are going fast. My first order is almost depleted. Intend to order 200 more.

Had a talk with N.S. Ray this afternoon. I returned the pins which were defective.

Covered the Auto High School at the Thorndike for the Globe.

Elevated Train running past the Columbia again.

Food riots in Boston, New York, & Philadelphia.

Rain-

clear and cold

Saturday Feb 24

Was much surprised this morning when Mr Sharpe informed me that there had been a shortage each day that I worked last week. I am unable to account for it. The blame coincidently was placed at my door for up to this there had been no mistakes made in giving change.

Business was very good today. Most especially in the afternoon. We were rushed continually.

Was much obliged to get off early tonight. I noticed that Sharpe no took the till before I left work.

Exeter won the schoolboy meet by an overwhelming number of points. Harvard 20 beat Boston College

Beautiful Day, Thaw

Sunday Feb 25

Went to . collection to-day. Met Mulligan & Hickerjoy.

Did some cleaning this P.M.

Johnny was not home & we had a very quiet day.

Did a lot of typewriting of notes which have accumulated.

Rain-

Monday Feb 26

The second month of the year is rapidly nearing its end.

Lecture on right to protect one’s property in .

Was unable to do much in Chem for Parsons was using the scales.

Worked at the North Station this afternoon.

Went to bed early for my head & eyes bothered me & after an effort I finally went off to slumber.

Cunard liner Laconia sunk by a U-boat. 27 Americans aboard her.

Unsettled weather

Tuesday Feb 27

My pins are selling very well. Have been handicapped by the number of pins which are defective. The demand prompts me to order 200 more, which I will do shortly.

Started the “Decline of Scholasticism" to-day.

We examined several specimens of rock formations to-day.

Again worked at the Haberdasher. Business was very slow.

Studied all eve.

Unsettled weather.

Wednesday Feb 28

Started the very important subject of socialism in this morning.

We will devote the next 2 weeks to discussing it.

Getting ready for the final Exam in . From what Father Foxtold me it is going to be a tough Exam.

Worked this afternoon at the North Station.

Dropped in to the Record and recieved some long delayed expense money. Talked with Mitchell.

Studied all Eve.

The sinking of the Laconia has unnerved many. It is expected that this is the long looked for “overt act". President was refused full power which he sought from Congress, relative to the arming or patroling of American shipping.

Fine.

Thursday March 1

Was very lucky to get to class on time.

was interrupted by with the result that we did not have our to-day.

Studied the Granite group in .

Worked at the North Station this afternoon.

Studied all Eve.

Big German plot to involve the U.S. in a War with Mexico & Japan revealed to-day.

Fine.

Friday March 2

Exam was a good fair one. Did well.

Had three periods of to-day & we finished the review of all the matter.

Had some work done on my teeth.

Called on Dr. Murphy to get data for my story in the Stylus on the Graduate Board.

Dropped a few times to Joe Breen to start work on a class reunion.

Wilson confirmed the the big German plot.

Threatening weather.

Slight snow.

Saturday March 3

Well, it looks like more Winter. The little old ground hog was pretty near correct when he ducked back for some more snoozes.

Business was exceptionally fine this afternoon, but fell off in the evening.

Keanehas had a falling out with Helen, but she fixed it up tonight.

Worked late.

Stormy

Sunday Mar 4

Went to with Father

Josie Kyte slept upsatirs last night. She brought Florence Boyd to the home. Miss Boyd is from Cape Breton & in training in the City Hospital

Started to study my Pyschology at tonight. Finished after

Blizzard

Monday Mar 5

Was surprised upon getting up to see how much snow had fallen during the nights blizzard.

Arrived at college on time but our exam did not begin until It was before we had gotten under way. The exam was a fine one

Did some preliminary work in chemistry

Went in to the Record office and was ?l??t out to get some pictures of the . Met Fr. Ahern at the Gainsborough Station and reviewed 2 pictures. Wrote a story for the pictures

Saw Tom O'Connor at the bl? Did some pressing

Clear, somewhat cold

Tuesday Mar 6

Naturally traffic was congested this morning and car service was bad consequently I was late. was spellbinding. aired for the first time.

The enormity of is beginning to stagger me.

Fleming & I posed for our pictures at the Champlain Studios. John braved the "L" service with me and had supper at home with me. He ushered at the while I helped to move scenery etc.

Wrote a story for the Advertiser.

Fine, Snow melting

Wednesday Mar 7

Was late with a score of classmates but Mica would not let us get by without knowing that he knew we were late. After a short time in the Hall we were admitted to class.

Had a big filling put in. The job was done well.

Studied all evening.

Fine, Snow melting fast

Thursday Mar 8

Was late again, but M. Jersey would not let me enter until . Of course “Donie" had to impress it upon us that 5% was taken off for each lateness. Fr. Fox was distracted today. I felt sorry for him.

Had the finishing touches put on my tooth.

Did some scene shifting for the tonight.

Fine,

Friday Mar 9

Was on time this morning, although I left the same time as I did the 2 previous mornings.

The usual tiresome Friday program.

Visited the new Stylus Room. Had a long talk with Fr. O'Brian concerning the new method of the Graduate Board in arousing the interest of Boston businessmen in Boston College athletics.

Called on Rev. Patrick Lydon to get material for a story on Phil Kennedy for the Stylus

Joe Green was not at 7 Hollis Hall when I called.

Fine,

Saturday Mar 10

Business started off with a rush to-day. Big morning business.

Spoke to Mitchell of the Record & also Clach at .

Business continued throughout the afternoon & night. Left early.

Rain followed a snowfall during early morning.

Cleared & colder.

Sunday Mar 11

Went to . Rather heavy rain.

Went to the college where several business men were invited by the Graduate Board to take season tickets for the .

Dr. John F. Fitzgerald, Judge Michael J. Murray, et al spoke in favor of the system of supporting athletics by their moral support.

Fred A. Kerry, mgr manager of W & A Bacon, bought100 tickets at $10 per. In all 250 tickets were disposed of.

Wrote stories for the Globe and Advertiser/ Did some work for tomorrows' recitation.

Fine & cold.

Monday Mar 12

A stormy morning cleared way for a beautiful day.

Classes were interupted interrupted for discussion on the best method of getting tickets of the before the public. We as Senior Class are out for the $50 prize to be given to the class disposing of the greater no. of tickets.

Did some work in the Laboratory. Spent afternoon in the Stylus Office.

Did a lot of typewriting to-night.

Fine & moderately cold.

Tuesday Mar 13

Went ahead full speed on Socialism to-day.

was most fascinating. Dealing with the destructive forces of the elements & also mechanical & chemical forces.

It was announced that Joe Keenan’s mother is seriously ill.

Went in town & did not do much however succeeded in persuading Mulligan to set me up for some drinks.

Typewrote my book notes.

Trying to dope up a story for the Stylus

Joe Keenan’s mother died this morning.

Unsettled. Snow late afternoon; Cleared.

Wednesday Mar 14

Tried hard to write my essay on the Graduate Board and at the same time to listen to the lectures.

Typewrote a story for the Sunday Globe in the Athletic Office. Did my typewriting early and went to Keenan’s. Me & Duman, Fr. Fox, Cullen & Tom Dolan.

Fine

Thursday Mar 15

Fr. Corrigan had to cover too much ground to give a test on the History of phil.

was again very interesting, under title of Ground Water.

John Quinn ‘16 who has just recovered from a very severe sickness was at the college.

I was property man again at the tonight.

The Czar of Russia has abdicated his throne in favor of the revolutionists who have overthrown the government.

Fine.

Friday Mar 16

Very tired this morning.

An exam announced for next Thursday in Ethics.

Did some work in the Lab, had to quit before doing much owing to the Early departure of the "authorities".

Rode in town with John Elliott.

Had a haircut & shave.

Father & Mother went in to see Rory O'Moore.

Did some tie pressing.

Tedie kept me company.

Several of the class were absent owing to the funeral of Joe Keenan's mother.

Unsettled weather.

Rain, snow, etc.

Saturday Mar 17

Never felt a day at the North Station go so fast. Not one tiresome moment although I was tired at times.

Business was slow this morning but made a grand spurt and finished strong.

Our supply of Chinese crepes was replenished a few days ago & the ties are going fast.

Walked over to the Record this .

Railroad situation changed somewhat to-day & the strike has been postponed. Public Opinion is against the Brotherhoods for planning a strike at this time.

Cold- Colder.

few flakes of snow.

Sunday Mar 18

As usual very tired this morning.

Went to .

Children from Home for Destitute Catholic Children at the church.

Mother brought home little Alice Woodland.

Became reconciled to the fact.

Bright little girl and should be a help to Mother.

Went out to see Art. He was not at home. Has been working hard & long lately. Spent evening with Mrs. Cowlin & Nellie. Met Flos Quinlan's friend Jack.

Monday Mar 19

Tuesday Mar 20

Wednesday Mar 21

Fine. Brisk.

Thursday Mar 22

Clock did not go off. Got up at instead of Did some studying.

Eye is feeling better.

Was out to class in time to do some preparation for the exam.

The exam was a very fine and thorough one. Did pretty good fairly.

Watched the baseball candidates. Ben Murray & I went in town & looked up some athletic supplies at Iver Johnson's.

Went to the to night.

Fine.

Friday Mar 23

was a long dictation exercise today.

Fr. Fox asked me for the note for being absent from Wednesday.

Unsettled weather.

Saturday Mar 24

Business was extremely good today. It let up, however, later in the evening.

Beautiful Day.

Sunday Mar 25

Went to .

Alice attempted to find her sisters & did not return on time. I had the police looking for her, while I walked over to So. Boston.

When I came back I found her.

Went to the college. Almost $4,000 was pledged through the season tickets.

Wrote two stories for the Globe and one for Advertiser.

It was time to get to bed when I got home.

Beautiful Day.

Monday Mar 26

No one could help being full of happiness and feeling this morning to awake and find such beauty in the very brightness of the morning light and in the clarity of the atmosphere.

We reviewed again the Agrarian Socialists arguments in Ethics.

was one continuous cramp from writing.

Did a little juggling of figures in .

Meeting of the Student Council voted to accept the offer of Wm. Fr. Fitzgerald and charge the students $1.00 for a season ticket to the .

Fine- cloudy.

Rain.

Tuesday Mar 27

Was just on the nick of time thanks to the meeting of Jim Linehan & his fliver at the Packard factory.

Began the retreat with the most sincere intentions.

Fr. O'Brien said .

Fr. Hill, a well known author, is conducting the retreat. His arguments, proofs, etc. are full of philosophical terms. Particularly fitting to our course in Philosophy are his talks.

A little frivolity in the holy exercises was the appearance of Geo MacKinnon as cross bearer in the stations.

Went in town to Champlains Studio.

Was on deck to shift scenery etc. at the . Biggest house yet despite the rain.

Fine.

Wednesday Mar 28

Would rather have remained in bed this morning.

Met a kind woman at the Packard Factory who gave us a lift out to the college.

Fr. Hick was most interesting in his sermon on the Prodigal Son.

After looking the ballplayers over, Ed Tobin & I went in town to the Globe.

Spent the evening reading.

Rain-Cleared.

Fine.

Thursday Mar 29

As we late comers filed up the boulevard we formed squads & then platoons, passing in review before the faculty building.

Fr. Hill developed a fine sermon along the formation of character & the tendency in man of forming habits either good or bad. The ability of a man to bring out the elements of strength & decision was the result of effort & determination brought about by his training.

The retreat closed with the Papal Benediction.

Fleming, Doyle, Limont & I took a few snap shots.

Fleming had supper at home & we went in to the .

Windy & fine.

Friday Mar 30

Went to .

After reading the morning paper I went in town and did some errands.

Left 3 pictures to be framed, dropped in to Shumans.

Tried to see Spargo of the Traveler. He was not in.

Met Geo. Daley and talked over the wood position.

Went to the college. Found material for a story in the cut in the baseball team.

Did some performing with the discus.

Wrote a story for the Globe.

Attended the raly rally of the Candidates to the . Rooted for Joe Mulligan.

Went to Dan Harkins' with some of the fellows.

Beautiful weather.

Saturday Mar 31

Up early.

Wrote a story for the Record before going to work.

Crowds came in on the train this morning. Business was not very bright.

Did some errands over town.

Engaged by Spargo to write two stories while on the Southern trip.

Business picked up this afternoon.

The evening was quiet until from until almost .

Worked on my nerve tonight for my feet were very tired.

Welcomed the bed tonight.

Beautiful day.

Somewhat chilly

Sunday Apr 1

April Fool!

Was very tired this morning.

Went to .

Had a football chat with "Hiker" Joy after .

Had a very quiet afternoon.

Read all day.

Clear Cloudy

Monday Apr 2

Congress meets today to debate on the advisability of a state of war with Germany.

The country is leaning toward war. A war at this time could not be waged offensively by us. We are not in the position to make active war for we have not the necessary number of men to put on the field.

After the opening period of Ethics, there was a mass meeting for the whole college. W m F. Fitzgerald, Dan H. Coakley, Dr. Murphy & Fr. O'Brien addressed the students. For some reason or other I was not asked to preside. Much enthusiasm prevailed.

Went in town to Champlains and the Globe.

Home late. Did some reading.

65th Congress meets.

Showers A.M.

Clear & Fine P.M

Tuesday Apr 3

Was up early in order to be at the polls to steer voters in Joe Mulligan's direction. Voting was very light and did not give promise of going towards Joe.

Quit polls at .

Fr. Corrigan became somewhat irate when he asked several certain questions which were not answered.

The Dook being engaged at the polls in Framingham Fr. Ahern was obliged to use the picture machine in .

Spent afternoon watching the track & baseball teams.

Picture of Student Council taken in Library.

Received letter from Art Sullivan telling me that room was O.K at BU.

Went in town to paper offices.

La Folette blocked the action of the Senate today.

Beautiful day.

Wednesday Apr 4

Went out to the college about , there being no classes until Apr. 16. Looked the baseball team over. Visited the Lab.

Came in town to Champlains had a sitting. Did a few errands around town. Got my old team pictures which were framed.

Went to .

Did some writing.

La Follette has succeeded again in blocking the Senate. Looks like trouble with Austria.

Fine.

Late afternoon cloudy.

Thursday Apr 5

**Note: mark/doodle in the upper right hand corner**

Reports from Washington late today have it that the Senate has passed the war resolution.

Went to at .

Called on Johnnie Hallahan at the Herald. Made arrangements to send stories to the Herald.

Nothing doing on the Post.

Went out the college.

Part of the team picked today.

Did some reading tonight.

Rain

Clear

Friday Apr 6

! War Declared by the House at this morning. President signed at this afternoon.

Did some reading & typewriting this morning.

Went in town this afternoon & made arrangements to send the story to the Globe while on the trip.

Paid rent on my typewriter.

Met Elliott & talked over the trip.

Typewrote all night.

Rain

Cleared

Saturday Apr 7

Rain helped to make the day feel dreary, although the Editor of a popular magazine grows eloquent over the laughter of the spring showers. The sun finally drove the clouds back and beamed forth towards the end of the day.

Business was fairly good considering the weather. An extra man was on duty this afternoon and the two regular men were on tonight. I left early bidding good bye for two weeks.

Many rumors of German raiders off the coast. German gunboat in Guam blown up by crew.

Beautiful Day.

Rather chilly for Styles.

Sunday Apr 8

.

Up early and did some typewriting.

Went to after having usual Easter breakfast of eggs.

Was informed that the Southern trip to which I have been looking for some time has been called off by the announcement from Georgetown that all athletics were stopped & military training assumed.

Had a conference with Elliott.

Stayed home all afternoon & night. Had a good sleep during the afternoon.

Snow. Very heavy all day.

Monday Apr 9

Wasn't sure that I was awake today when I awoke & found a raging.

It is a dandy day to stay in the house & I did so.

Father, who has been home for over a week is taking another day off.

I amused myself by looking back over some old letters & cards which I have received.

Finished typewriting my notes.

Wrote all night.

Mt. St. Joseph, Baltimore cancelled.

Stevens at Hoboken.

Beautiful Day.

Cold.

Tuesday Apr 10

Was very sleepy this morning.

Puttered around all morning.

Went in town with some pictures this afternoon. Walked into town. Called for the snapshots I had finished. All are good. The picture of Geo. MacKinnon, taken during the retreat is especially good.

Called for a picture which I had framed.

Did some reading all eve.

Reports from various parts of the country report yesterdays as the heaviest of the year. We had nine inches in Boston.

N.B. Cancelled Telegraph 200 words "Traveler Sports for Wed".

Baltimore "Orioles", Baltimore, Cancelled.

Mt. St. Joseph, Baltimore

Beautiful Day.

Wednesday Apr 11

Slept late again today.

Fixed the matting for my track picture this morning.

Nellie McDonald called & she & mother went in town.

I went to the college & spent the afternoon figuring out my analytical chemistry.

There was no baseball practice today.

Practiced handwriting this evening for I expected to write the names on the matting of my picture, but not showing sufficient proficiency I did not do as I planned.

Read "Tom Brown at Oxford".

Snow pretty well cleared.

Cancelled Maryland Aggies, College Park.Cancelled

Dull Day.

Thursday Apr 12

Framed the picture of B.L.S Boston Latin School 1912 Track Team this morning.

Mother & Alice went to Stoneham.

I went out to the college & did some Chemistry. My mistakes today were a revelation after Fr. Ahern showed me where I was wrong.

I hadn't began to grasp the subject of until I stumbled into today's error.

Puzzled out part of the Chemistry tonight.

N.B. Mail 500 words "Traveler cancelled

Catholic University, Washington. Cancelled

Dull.

Rain.

Cleared.

Friday Apr 13

Went out to the college.

Did nothing but figure percentages etc. all day.

Had a confused head at several times while trying to dope out problems.

Mother & I visited the O'Donnells tonight. Met Mrs. Helen Gaffrey.

Mr. O'Donnell is very feeble.

Had a pleasant evening.

Georgetown, Washington cancelled

Fine Day.

Saturday Apr 14

Felt as fit as could be this morning, mayhaps my visit of last night aided my spirits.

The morning's business was not promising. The afternoon & evening picked up somewhat.

But came back to work at & I was released early again tonight.

An egg salad sandwich which I eat at the Waldorf Lunch was old and distressed me much. A seidlity powder helped neutralize & take off the poison.

Seton Hall, So. Orange Cancelled

Unsettled.

Sunday Apr 15

Was very tired this morning, felt better after a good hot bath.

Went to .

Read all afternoon.

Called at John Flemming's in Arlington, but John was at the Dress Rehearsal of his minstral minstrel show.

I had intended to do some problems in .

Came home and did some problems in stoihiometry Stoichiometry.

Reposted that the British have captured Lens & have penetrated the socalled Hindenberg Line.

Fine.

Monday Apr 16

Back again once more on the hike up to the college. Have entered the last lap and we are speeding for the home stretch & the tape.

: have skipped notes pp 120-130. Doing these pages in rapid preparations. Began study of Social Dpenial Ethics, Society.

: Dictation on Metaphysical essence of God.

: Lab all afternoon.

Studied all eve.

Bid downstairs stired neighbor Lord by going out of her mind.

Fine.

Tuesday Apr 17

Was somewhat tired after turning in so late, or rather early.

: Branched out from society in general to matrimony. No doubt this subject will be interesting.

: More dictation, theses proving that there is one personal God.

: Supposed to be unprepared but were given a test.

: further lecture on the work of erosion, formation of river terraces, alluvial plains, deltas, etc. Essay on "Erosion" 50% of work to be handed in May 22.

Did some more work at the lab.

BC H-6, BC20-4

Studied all eve. Became very much interested in Alex Smith's Chemistry, which is being used by the sophomores for 10 time this year.

Destroyer Smith fired at the U-boat.

Unsettled

Wednesday Apr 18

Was much interested this morning by reading some more from Alex Smith’s Chemistry. A truly remarkable book.

: continuation of the marriage contract. References to the fine treatment of the subject by Knox Little in his "Holy Matrimony". Rex A. Devine’s work also mentioned.

: more dictation and confusion.

: on the mystery of the Blessed Trinity.

Did some work on my determination of iron. Arrived home late & had just time to have supper & attend the which was won by John J. Connolly. All the speakers were seniors. Fihelly, Murray & Petrocelli all did very well. To my mind Connolly was the best.

Naval battle reported off Provincetown.

St. Anselm’s, Home

Cloudy - clear

Beautiful afternoon.

Thursday Apr 19

.

A sudden change of scenery by the weatherman gave us as beautiful a day as I can remember on an April 19.

Worked at the North Station until after

Walked around town & then went home & read the papers etc.

Studied during the eve evening .

Father & Mother up to Grafton to see Aunt Mary.

Cooked own supper tonight.

Bill Kennedy of Chicago won the in 2:26+ hrs.

Worcester Tech, Worcester. 6-1

Rain – Clear.

Cloudy.

Friday Apr 20

: delved further into the subject of matrimony.

: Long discussion on the Unity of God. Keenan up in a circle.

: Rehash on the Trinity.

Was taken up with considerable business in the athletic line.

Read all eve evening .

Clear – Cloudy

Rain.

Saturday Apr 21

Weather was not promising this morning. All day the Sun tried to penetrate the gloomy atmosphere but did not succeed. When I came home tonight the rain fell in torrents.

Business was not bright at any time to day. Occasional rushes helped to make the days receipts large but on the whole it was not a very busy day.

I walked over town to the Jewellers Building and the Tax Office. Met N.S. Ray. Did an errand for Bob at the market.

There being nothing for me to do to night Sharp let me go at .

Beautiful day

Sunday Apr 22

Up early and went to . Had breakfast & went out to the college where I remained all afternoon doing an experiment on the determination of Iron.

Left the college at

Two friends of Father's were at the house playing cards.

Did some typewriting & studying.

Josepha called & spent the evening.

Beautiful Day

Monday Apr 23

Had my hands full this morning in keeping "Ted" in the house for I have made an appointment to have an operation performed upon him. Carried him out to the college in Johnie’s bag, & put him in the fan closet where he remained until he was operated on by Walter Caverley

He came through the ordeal with colors flying & was but very little groggy when I left college at .

Called into Champlaines.

Studied all eve. evening .

Balfour conferred with the state officials today.

Fr Lyons addressed the .

Bates, Home.

Beautiful Day

Tuesday Apr 24

Looked in vain three times this morning before finding "Ted". He is a very sick cat. So sick that he wouldn’t recognize me nor eat.

: Polyandri & Polygami.

Celibacy.

: Personality of God.

: British Moralists.

: Glaciers.

Did some work in the Lab. My FeOH is already to be fused.

Carried "Ted" home. He was glad to get home, from all appearances.

Studied all eve. evening .

Gen Joffre the French Field Marshall has come to Washington for .

Chilly

Fine

Wednesday April 25

We were very agreeably surprised to be summoned to the Assembly Hall to hear Fr Lyons give an address on the military preparations which are going on & how we can do our part in the war movement. He outlined the Platteburg Plattsburgh camp and the farm movement. Finally in conclusion he announced that military drill would be inaugurated tomorrow.

Cheer upon cheer welcomed this announcement.

Spent the early afternoon in a meeting of the Student Council where we drew up resolutions to aid Fr. Lyons in selecting leaders for his unit.

Watched part of the game B.C. vs. Rindge 9-0.

Went in to the Globe.

Did some writing tonight.

Unsettled

Rain

Thursday Apr 26

We feared that the threatening weather would interfere with our first day of drill. However, the rain did not come until after we had finished our work.

I was elected to become a lieutenant. The fellows showed great desire to learn & were not long in getting the swing.

Spent the afternoon in the Lab.

Fr. Corrigan burst a bomb in the dream of the Seniors who were planning to go to Plattsburg Plattsburgh . Nobody will be allowed credit for his degree for work he has not done. All will have to cover the work prescribed & no allowances will be made.

Studied all eve. evening .

Unsettled

Rain

Clear

Friday Apr 27

Class was a furor this morning over the piece I put in the Globe about Fr. Corrigan's refusing to aid the fellows in their Plattsburg Plattsburgh Enlistment.

My head was awhirl all morning lest it should leak out that I did it.

Fr Lyons told a delegation of us this afternoon that those wishing to leave school for Plattsburg Plattsburgh must would be given an early & lenient exam.

Called for my pictures.

Decided to enlist my services for Plattsburg Plattsburgh .

Spent evening with Ed Tobin. Helped him write story for Sunday's Herl Herald.

Colby, Home

Fair

Saturday Apr 28

Had numerous errands to do for Mr. Sharp this morning.

Exchanged my new football sweater for a knitted vest.

Business not bright.

Worked late & was very tired.

Am anxiously looking forward to the examination for Plattsburg Plattsburgh next Monday.

Brown, Providence, 1—3

Dartmouth, Hanover.

Chilly

Fair

Sunday Apr 29

Went to .

Called on Joe Mulligan. Talked over the Plattsburg Plattsburgh situation.

Visited Dr. Murphy.

Did very little studying before Fleming, Doyle & Keenan came.

We had supper & spent a very sociable evening.

Partly cloudy

Fair

Monday Apr 30

Was up very early in order to study some . Would rather have remained in bed.

Had a difficult time in trying to concentrate on the exam at hand. The questions were very fair & I have no cause for complaint.

Left for the recruiting office immediately after class.

Traveled to town by easy stages on machines.

Met Dan Young & then went to City Hall after he wrote a letter of recommendation for me.

Spent the afternoon waiting to have Mayor Curley sign a letter.

Retired early.

Unsettled

Rain

Tuesday May 1

Went in to the Officers Reserve Recruiting station & after waiting in line almost four hours was examined & passed.

Met many acquaintences acquaintances .

Jack Fleming was unable to pass. Ed Tobin has flat feet. Mulcahy is under weight. Jack McCarty has albumen albumin . So on down the list many have been rejected.

Went out to the college & did not find the book I went to get.

Read all evening.

Germany announces a Peace Plan.

Unsettled

Cleared

Cold

Wednesday May 2

Would rather have remained in bed this A.M.

Fr. Jessup did not hesitate to send me a note of admission this morning.

: Wages, etc.

Had a talk with Fr. Fox at the short recess.

Did a little work in the Lab.

Watched the ball game. The pitching of Jim Fitzpatrick was good but he was not given strong support & as a result Brown was able to pull out a winner.

Josepha & her mother were at the house.

Did not do much work tonight.

Brown at Home 5-9

Fair

partly Cloudy

Thursday May 3

The old chilly weather has not yet passed by. It is time it had gone & made way for the glorious warm weather.

We are rushing thro in high speed. will be passed off tomorrow.

was most interesting today, describing the formation of coral islands etc. Work of earthquakes.

Maj Fred Bogan of the 9th N.S.M. has been appointed our drill master & was on hand today to give us our first instructions in military drill. I did some Lab work this afternoon.

Studied all evening for tomorrow’s exam in

Have not yet received word from the army.

Catholic University, Home.

Fair

Friday May 4

Up early and did some studying for the Exam. Did not realize until this morning how much there is in the matter.

Arrived just in time for the dictation of the questions.

The exam was a good one. After 3 hours a little recreation was welcomed.

Did some work in the Lab.

Watched a good game of base ball. Boice is a fine little pitcher & the team was much better than it was on Wednesday.

Did some practice on Keenan's mandolin.

Penn State, Home. 6-2

Weather still unsettled.

Rain all day.

Saturday May 5

Business was wonderful all day. Not many sales but they were big.

A lot of talk about Plattsburg Plattsburgh .

Rhode Island State, Home.

Rain

Cleared.

Sunday May 6

Very tired this morning.

Went to .

After a light dinner I went in to the Library & did some reference work on .

Met Connie Donovan whom I haven't seen for about a year.

fine

Monday May 7

Getting nearer to the end of the term. Some talk today about the being a week earlier than originally planned.

Did some work in the Laboratory on the determination of sulphur.

Looked over the files of the Transcript tonight and found that a large number of Boston College men have not been accepted.

Decided to investigate.

Did part of my essay on Erosion tonight.

Unsettled.

Tuesday May 8

Had to do some hurrying in order to get to class on time. Was given a lift from the Packard factory in a large Winton roadster.

Much comment throughout the college about the receiving of "abeyance" cards by the fellows. I was so enthused to get facts together that I lost the good of all my classes.

My hypothesis is that Boston College men were barred because they were from Boston College. Those especially who had letters from Fr. Lyons & had been interviewed by Capt Sharmon were rejected.

Went in to see Mayor Curley after having a talk with Fr. Lyons. Luckily the mayor was not in & I had a talk with Tom Hurley.

Wrote 2 stories for the Globe & went to bed early.

Mr. Melanson was operated on today for Pleurisy.

Partly Cloudy.

Wednesday May 9

Was up early and called on Fr. Lyons, but he was not in.

Arriving at college I had a very busy morning, getting the names of those fellows who have been turned down by the Officers Reserves Corps office.

Went in to City Hall, conferred with Tom Hurley, Tom Lavelle, & Francis R. Mullin in regard to my letter to the mayor advocating his further inspection of the Plattsburg Plattsburgh "scandal"

Handed my letter to the Mayor.

Wrote some stories for the Globe.

To bed early.

Rhode Island State, Home Wet grounds

fine

occasional showers

Thursday May 10

Some of the morning papers contained a story from Mayor Curley using part of the facts I handed him yesterday, in regard to Plattsburg Plattsburgh .

Received a phone call from the Mayor's office to report at once, so I left class and went in town.

Had a talk with the Mayor & at his suggestion I rewrote my letter & made change he wished.

Went out to the college & wrote a letter to Congressman Tague.

Did a little studying tonight.

Middlebury, Home. 2-2, 13 innings.

Georgetown, Home.

fair

Rain

Friday May 11

Did not get up until this morning.

Returned a book to the library and went out to the college. Heard of a munition factory where men were being hired and went with Frank Limont in all the rain to seek employment. Burrage, Mass. was the place. Was on the train with Jack Fihelly as far as Burrage.

Was much disappointed with the place for it did not look prosperous and did not have any appearance which would leave one to believe that there was any system to it. After a long wait we had a talk with Mr. Haley & departed with promises of a job. We visited the dye plant.

Arrived home after

Was freed from my oath taken for Plattsburg Plattsburgh .

Rain

Clear

Saturday May 12

Gen. Joffre, French Field Marshall Marshal was in town today.

There was a great parade for him. All was Joffre, Joffre, all day. He left from the North Station for Montreal tonight.

Tufts, Medford. postponed

Rain

Sunday May 13

Old Viviani had a beautiful wet day for his celebration here in Boston. It is a very good thing. Rene is known as the fellow who advocated driving the priests & nuns from France some twelve years ago.

Rain

Monday May 14

A Boston Post man called at the House tonight to get me to make a charge against the officials who made the selection for the Plattsburg Plattsburgh camp, or something sensational. This I would not do.

Unsettled

Tuesday May 15

The Journal & the Globe ran the full letter which I gave to Mayor Curley about Plattsburg Plattsburgh . The Journal having a full first page story. The Boston American ran a story also.

Unsettled

Wednesday May 16

C

Thursday May 17

Went to with Mother.

Remained home all day.

Read & studied.

Boston American ran another story about the Plattsburg Plattsburgh affair.

Fine

Friday May 18

Seton Hall, Home. 1-1 1-3

Fine day

Saturday May 19

Some of the baseball players from the college were in to see me before their train left for Williamstown.

Business was quite good today.

Williamsat Williamstown 5-3 3-5

Manhattan , Home.

Fine

Sunday May 20

Went to .

Called on Frank Limont.

We went to Joe Keenan's & the three of us plugged up our & on the bank of the Charles River at Spring St. It was a beautiful afternoon. Had supper at Joe's & spent the evening quizzing one another.

Fine

Monday May 21

The exam was a very fair test.

The same for the .

Saw the account of Leo Cusick's father's death in the evening paper. Went out to the wake. Arrived home too late to study .

Exam

Fine

Unsettled

Tuesday May 22

was a "pipe" if I might use that expression here. It was much easier than we had expected.

As usual I forgot my essay on Erosion, after carrying it around for a week. Fr. Ahern allowed me to bring it in tomorrow.

Did some work in the Lab this afternoon.

Studied all evening.

Final Exam:

Essay on "Erosion" to be handed in.

Tufts, Homepostponed

Cloudy

Wednesday May 23

Was all set for the exam.

After the thorough preparation I had made the exam was easy.

Did not prepare much for the oral of tomorrow.

Final Exams:

Fine

Thursday May 24

Was very anxious to have the Oral over with. Was somewhat nerveed nerved. Defended the 50th Thesis in & the 60th in .

Watched a terrible ball game this afternoon. Wrote it up for the papers.

Orals start today; End June 1Orals

Tufts 15, Boston College 0

Fine

Friday May 25

Had some business to attend to at the college.

Attended a of the Philomatheia Club where Fr. O'Connor of the 9th spoke.

Mulligan & I had supper in town & I wrote some pieces for the Globe.

Dartmouth, Home

Beautiful Day

Saturday May 26

At last we have another fine day. Rather scarce this spring. However better days are coming, I hope.

Business was wonderful today. Straw hats were going fast. I was sent out to Roxbury to deliver a hat.

Mr. Sharp has become somewhat conversant whether 'tis due to my publicity or the increased profits I can not say. He asked me to work Friday afternoon & night.

Had a talk with Vincent P. Roberts of the firm of C.F. Rich & Co. wool brokers.

Boston College 16--Haverhill 1.

Rain

Cleared

Sunday May 27

Rather tired this morning.

Mother and I went to . Rained very hard after .

Did some typewriting of notes this afternoon.

After dinner took a nap.

Called in to see Mrs. Moyser.

Josepha was at the house. Arthur called & spent the evening.

Unsettled--

Rain

Monday May 28

Went out to the college to collect some Bills.

Heard of a job in a munition factory at Burrage, Mass. Frank Limont and I decided to try it.

We took the train with Jack Fihelly. Reached Burrage in an hour. Had no trouble locating the factory for there was nothing else there.

After nearly an hour the "boss" granted us an audience & we were informed that at the present there was nothing doing. He promised to let us know later.

The thought of conscriptions are haunting me & making me somewhat desperate. Frank & I arrived home just before

Freed from oath taken for Plattsburg Plattsburgh camp.

Unsettled weather

Tuesday May 29

Was very lazy this morning. Went to work at the North Station at & worked until .

Dull Day, Dull business.

Reports of in St. Louis (Ill.)

The west has been ravaged by a terrible which has killed over 100 persons & wounded several hundreds while destroying property & crops worth millions of dollars.

Mass. Aggie., Home.

Unsettled--

Cold--

Clear

Wore overcoat today>

Wednesday May 30

Promises of a fine day were not good this morning but as the day advanced the sun insisted upon showing himself & we had a very beautiful afternoon.

Worked at the North Station this morning. Had rather good business.

Went out to the college & saw the ball game.

Sold a number of chances on a Gillette safety razor.

Joseph was at the home tonight.

The Great Pumpelly of Yale was a snap for the fellows. Jim Fitzpatrick pitched a very good game & all the fellows were on the job.

Boston College 7-- Colonials 0

St. Anselm's, Manchester.

Fine

Thursday May 31

Met Joe Mulligan early this morning & we went in town and then to the Navy Yard to apply for the Paymasters exams. There were many ahead of us. So many are applying for the exams that I fear there will be many disappointed ones and my lack of knowledge in bookeeping bookkeeping etc. makes my chances sure of being rejected.

Walked over town. Was sworn in for Registrar on June 5th.

Had a long talk with Tom Hurley. Had an interview with C.F. Rich. Met several from the college around town. Standish Willcox gave me a letter of recommendation for the Navy exam. Called on Frank Melanson.

Spent eve evening with Joe Mulligan.

Springfield Y.M.C.A. Young Men's Christian Association Home.

Fine

showers

Friday June 1

Mulligan & I went all around town today seeking to find a hospital corps in which to enlist. We finally were advised to see Dr. Charles Morgan who is forming a unit to take to France.

The Boston City Hospital Unit was filled up yesterday.

I attended a meeting of the registrars at Faneuil Hall tonight. Much confusion reigned and from what I heard I conclude that their there will be much trouble Tuesday at the registering.

Went down to the meeting of the ambulance corps & gave my name to Dr. Morgan.

Mulligan & I met Fr. Coppinger on the car.

Unsettled

Saturday June 2

The poor weather continued today. It rained for a while & then tried to clear.

Business was very good today. The rain storm just before slowed it up however.

The safety razor for which I was getting chances was won by one of my own fellows Bob Fowler.

Trinity, Home. 6-2

Unsettled

Fine

Sunday June 3

. Met Dick Power. Talked over the war & draft.

Took Boat for Nantasket. Had dinner with the O'Donnells & spent the afternoon with them. Storm was threatening & I feared that my new straw hat would receive a wetting.

Had a lunch at home & then went in to the Immaculate. Fr. McGlinchy was very fine. He handled the subject in masterly fashion.

Beautiful Day

Monday June 4

Our could not have been held on a more beautiful day. With 68 aboard we sailed down to Peddock's Island where two ball games were held. After much delay we, hungry as bears, landed at Bass Point and had dinner at the Relay House.

Some of the fellows had a "glorious" time with the kegs which were on board.

After the dinner we adjourned to the Roller skating pavilion where a very rough party ensued. Our white overalls were very useful here.

We landed at City Pointabout .

Josepha gave me a beautiful watch chain.

.

Unsettled weather

rain

Tuesday June 5

Spent all day in the Humphrey School House registring registering the men of military age.

Had a great time noting those who claimed exemption.

Did not return to work after supper but called for Mollie O'Donnell & we went to the at the college.

Had a very pleasant evening.

The Year books were distributed tonight.

Unsettled

fair

Wednesday June 6

Remained at home until this afternoon and then went in town.

Wrote a story for tomorrow's Globe.

Read all evening.

Received a very pretty set of cuff links from Dr & Mrs O'Keefe this afternoon.

Unsettled

Thursday June 7

Well the great day is here at last. Went in town with father & straightened out my bank account. Cleared off some bills & went out to the college.

Mt. St. Joseph defeated the college this morning 8-2

Threatening weather spoiled somewhat the exercises this afternoon. Nevertheless the speeches of Fihelly, Twomey, Connolly & Quinn were most impressive & solemn.

Mrs. Cowlin & Nellie gave me a book on Philosophy which is very good.

The tonight was the greatest function ever held at the college. Gen Edwards & his staff & many military idols were there.

Mt St Joseph 8 -- B.C. 2.

.

.

Fine

Showers

Friday June 8

Went in town & met Mulligan.

Met an old classmate Robert C. Kelley of Harvard.

Phoned Bob Martin tonight & was informed that had I asked I could have found a job on his father's yacht which he gave to the government.

Waited for an hour at Doc Murphy's but he did not come.

Fine

Saturday June 9

Today's business was perhaps the biggest the store has ever had. It started off well in the morning but dropped off considerably during the night.

Rain

Sunday June 10

Went to . Weather very disagreable disagreeable . Did some reading this afternoon.

Had a pleasant evening at Frank Limont’s. Very pleasant party.

Unsettled- showers.

Monday June 11

Went in town to look about for a job by which I might lend my services to the country.

Had a long talk with Tom Hurley & Dr. F.X. Mahoney of the Board of Health.

Met Pete McKenna at the Water St office of the Hospital Corps. Together we walked around the city calling at the Relief Station, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston & Maine Railroad, First Corps Cadets Armory & Dr. Morgan’s office.

I then left Pete & went to see Fr. Lyons. He was not in. Met Maj. Bogan, 9th Reg. M.N.S.

Unsettled.

Tuesday June 12

Felt more like staying in bed this morning.

Met Pete McKenna at the examination office, 42 Water St. Passed a very rigid physical exam. Signed up to go as a hospital attendant.

Met Ed Tobin outside the building and he sympathized with us.

Mulligan & I called to see Fr. Lyons, but he was not in.

I cleaned house all afternoon, expecting to the O’Donnells.

Our expected friends did not come.

Aunt Kate & Josepha called.

King Constatine of Greece offered to abdicate in fear of second war.

Harvard Home (provisional) cancelled

Fine

Wednesday June 13

Did some reading this morning.

Went out to see Boston College & Holy Cross at Alumni Field. It was a great game. It was decided in the 9th inning when Holy Cross came back with two out and put across 3 runs. The boys tried hard in their half & with 2 out started a rally scoring one run & with two men on bases Joe Dee flied out in his attempt to drive across a winning run.

Took a walk around Savin Hill tonight to see N.S. Ray. Did not see him.

Holy Cross, Worcester Holy Cross, home. 4-5

Fine

Thursday June 14

Remained at home all day, doing odd jobs & reading

Went in to the Immaculate Conception tonight to . Met Ed Tobin. Saw Fr. Lyons.

Turned in early.

The returns on the Liberty Loan have been a disappointment to date. It is hoped that the loan will be over subscribed by tomorrow.

Harvard at Soldier’s Field cancelled

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Fine.

Unsettled

Friday June 15

Did not leave the house all day save to do an errand at the Comer.

Received this morning.

Arranged my old scraps & clippings this evening.

Mother & I went to services tonight. Weather threatening.

Great rush all over the country today to subscribe for the Liberty Bond Loans.

Harvard, Soldier’s Field cancelled

Unsettled.

Saturday June 16

The Liberty Loan was a great success. It was over subscribed by many millions.

Business was very good.

Lehigh, Home.

Rain -- Clear.

Sunday June 17

Rained as hard as it possibly could all morning and up until

Mother and I were forced to go out in the worst of the storm when we went to .

After dinner Aunt Kate, Josepha, Bill & Charlie called.

I went to Art’s & had supper. Staying over until tomorrow morning.

Art & I had a very pleasant evening. Played a few hands of "penny ante" & went to bed when we rehearsed some old news.

Beautiful day.

Monday June 18

Had to get up & go to work.

Small business.

Spent a quiet afternoon at home after leaving Art & Geo Lonegan at City Square.

Josepha was at the house having stayed all night.

Mother & Joe went to Rose Munsey’s & I called on Dr. O’Keefe.

Spent a most pleasant evening with the doctor talking about various subjects. I was surprised to learn that the doctor was a fluent & well-informed talker on almost any of the big questions of the day.

Leland Stanford Jr., Home

Warm.

Tuesday June 19

Worked all day at the North Station. Was asked to work all week and accepted.

Called up Mollie Walsh & made arrangements to visit her tomorrow night.

Walked out to Western Ave tonight & learned that Ray had moved from there.

Fine

Wednesday June 20

Remarkable the amount of dust that accumulates in the store. As fast as one dusts there is more.

Business was very good this afternoon. Kean did very well.

The windows were trimmed & helped to keep the day from getting monotonous.

Called to see my friend Mollie Walsh tonight. Had hardly got seated when a friend Lieut ----- of the Naval Militia called. Guess Mollie must have "pulled a foul." Two on the same night looks bad.

However, I enjoyed the evening.

Met Coughlin an old B.L.S. Boston Latin School boy on the car & we rode home together.

Fine - Humid.

Thursday June 21

Again a beautiful day. Rather hot & humid.

Was very tired all day.

Business picked up in the late afternoon, Bob & I being worked pretty hard.

Strolled over town at . Called into the recruiting stations of the Medical Corps.

Missed N.S. Ray again today.

Hung my diploma tonight.

Received a formal thanks from Mayor Curley for services on , June 5.

Beautiful Day

Friday June 22

J.M. Sharp brought in his golf sticks today so it looks as though he is making good use of having me around. He went off after dinner.

After lunch I went out to to Sharp’s home in Allston on an errand.

Mighty hot this afternoon, although a good breeze was blowing.

Hung some more pictures tonight.

Father had a very close shave when a bolt fell from the hoist block & barely touched his shoulder.

Received announcement of the engagement of Harriet Robertson to Robert G. Gibson of Brookline.

Fine & warm

Saturday June 23

Worked at the North Station today.

The war is passing through a very uneventful period. For days there has been nothing doing on any of the fronts. The Italians and Austrians have recently had some active work but it did not amount to much.

Business was very good today. Bob had the biggest afternoon at either store.

Banked some money.

Witnessed an on Portland St. Man ran in front of rapidly moving auto. Hit & run over. I went to Relief Station as witness.

Mr. Sharp has engaged me to work until called for service.

Unsettled - cool.

Sunday June 24

Looked like rain all morning.

Early this morning there was a very heavy fall of rain, accompanied by lightning & thunder.

Went to . Met Geo & Marie Boyle, & Joe Mulligan.

Wrote some letters this afternoon.

Mother & I went to Winthrop to see Mr. Melanson who is just recovering from a very severe illness.

The evening was very cool.

Fine -- unsettled

--- clear

Monday June 25

Today is somewhat cooler than the past few days, owing to the change in the weather yesterday afternoon.

Business was not bright today.

Bob had many reminiscences to tell of yesterday’s reception down at East Warren.

Went to town tonight & did not see Larry Sweeney. Talked over things with Tom O’Connor.

Hot.

Cool & breezy at night

Tuesday June 26

Weather was very uncertain. Looked a lot like rain but would then clear off.

Called to see Agnes Bennett tonight.

Hot-Humid

Wednesday June 27

The morning began badly when Mr. Sharp found that there was $5.00 less in the cash drawer than there should be. It looked as though I am the one blamed for the loss.

A cinder settled in my eye this afternoon causing me much pain until I had it removed. Even then the eye pained owing to the presence of the cinder so long.

Went to bed early tonight.

Listened to the on the common given by the Harvard Band & the North Reg. Band.

Beautiful Day

Thursday June 28

There was another shortage in the cash register this morning, it was not as great as yesterday’s for it was but $1.00. It makes me very uncomfortable to have such mistakes made when I am present for the suspicion hinges on me since I am the only "green" hand employed.

Went to the recruiting center of the military railway regiment this afternoon. Could not join without a discharge from the Medical Corps which would take three weeks and hence too long to allow me to join the railway unit which goes to camp tomorrow.

The afternoon was very quiet. Billy Murphy dropped in to the store & I did an errand for him.

Spent a very quiet evening.

Fine -- Rain

Friday June 29

Was very sleepy this morning perhaps due to staying up reading last night.

Business was as dead as a door nail doornail today. The whole week in fact has been very quiet.

Went over town to Champlain’s & got my second order of pictures this noon time. Listened to some of the recruiting soldiers on the Common.

Played the piano all evening.

Unsettled.

Saturday June 30

Business was wonderful today. It was the biggest Saturday we ever had.

Bob & I road rode home together tonight.

Beautiful Day.

Sunday July 1

Went to .

Was very much discontented today because Mother had not made arrangements to go away for the day. Johnnie was down the harbor. Josepha was at the house over night overnight .

Spent the afternoon on the piazza1 i.e. porch reading "Tom Brown at Oxford'.

In the evening Aunt Kate & Charlie, Aunt Rose & Jackie, Nellie McDonald, Jim & Annie Moran & Katherine called.

Looked through some old films and pictures which I have collected.

Humid

Monday July 2

Had a taste of really hot weather today.

Took things as easy as possible & had and a nice cool stay at home tonight.

Met Dan Harkins on the car & we planned for some farewell parties

Fine.

Tuesday July 3

Was very busy today. People going off for the bought a lot of small apparel.

Worked until tonight.

Beautiful Day

Wednesday July 4

Had to work this morning.

Talked over the phone with Mollie Walsh for a minute. Was undecided whether to go down to Allerton or to Natick this afternoon. Decided to go to Natick.

Was given a cordial reception by my relatives who are proud to have a relation in the army.

Staid Stayed late & was sorry to leave.

Beautiful Day

Thursday July 5

Took the Atlantic Ave train this morning and arrived at the store somewhat late.

Business was quiet but I found sufficient work to keep me finding the hours long.

Walked over town and on way happened to think that today is Father’s Birth day Birthday . If I could have thought of something fitting I would have gotten it for him. Not thinking of anything, I did not buy.

Went to Joe Harkin’s tonight & we went to . On returning to Joe’s, Charlie Tierney was there & we three went in town to the Boston Theatre.

After the theatre we walked over thro through the West End & dropped in at Meardy’s.

Rumor that Draft numbers have been picked.

Fine

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Friday July 6

Had a busy day finishing up my rearrangement of the stock.

On the invitation of Dan Hawkins, I attended a party on Dakota St, at Mr. Daniel Lynch’s. The party was a huge success, not being crowded & all being jovial & sociable. The ability and big heartedness of Charlie Tierney to furnish the music for the evening was a big factor in the success of the party. Frank Whalen rendered "The Highwayman" in a perfect manner. The charming Miss Grace Lawton who was Frank’s partner for the evening was easily the belle of the party.

at this morning.

Beautiful Day

Saturday July 7

Business dull today

Mr. Sharp let me home early tonight.

Was over town to the Hospital Recruiting office & was told that I would perhaps be called into service within a week.

Beautiful Day

Sunday July 8

Was up early. Went to .

Called to see Fr. Lyons but did not see him for he will not be back until latter part of month. Saw Lieut. Jos. O’Hare. Was at South Armory. Saw Dr. Morgan.

Mother & I went to Nantasket. I left her at O’Donnell’s & went over to see Mollie Walsh at Allerton. Met several friends & walked back to Surfside.

Coming home on the boat at . We met a few friends. One was an old friend of Art's, Bessie Cantry, another was Jeremiah O’Donald.

Cool. Fine.

Monday July 9

Did not mind working today for the air was bracing.

Business dull.

Went in town after supper.

Did not find Nobil Ray.

Wrote a letter to Sullivan.

Met Mrs. Wells nee Catherine Brooks on the car.

Fine

Tuesday July 10

Weather rather cool today.

Business was a trifle off color as it has been since the .

Called in at T.D. Lavelle’s & he gave me a letter of introduction to Dan Coakley, whom I will visit shortly.

Dan Harkins & I went up to the Franklin Park theatre tonight.

Unsettled- Rain

Wednesday July 11

The rain was held off until this afternoon and then it came. Our supply of umbrellas was hard hit.

Took out an application for the second R.O.T.C. which will be held at Fort Meyer, VA.

Called on Joe Harkinsat the old Jack Union building.

Joe & I went to Whelan’s tonight. Talked over the phone with Grace Lawton concerning the for Friday night.

Unsettled

Thursday July 12

Was very tired all day & was very glad to see evening approach.

During my lunch period I strolled over towards the common.

Immediately after supper I laid down & awoke about & then went to bed.

Rumor of a revolution in the German Government

Unsettled-fine

Friday July 13

Was up early. Went to Dr. O'Keefe's & had a physical exam this morning.

At I went to City Hall & had Bill Cuddy sign my application papers for the second camp at Ft. Meyer, Va. Went over to Copley Sq but the officer there told me to mail the application which I did. My utter disregard for superstition is evident by my action of doing so much on my application despite the fact that today is Friday the 13th.

Had a very pleasant party at Grace Lawton's. Saw Tierney for the first time in his sailor's uniform.

Fine

Saturday July 14

The happiest man in Boston today is Bob Jaycock for he goes on his vacation tonight & will be gone two weeks.

Business was very slow all day. It came in bursts during the afternoon.

During the evening I was sent over to the So. Station store in order that the fellow who will take Bob's place might become acquainted with the stock at the No. Station.

Rumor that the Kaiser has left the throne. Denied

Unsettled - Fine

Sunday July 15

Had a shower when I was going to church.

Went into the Library with Harkins & took out a book on the German Emperor & Germany.

Mother & I went out to Aunt Kate's in No. Cambridge. Met Priscilla's friend Billie Butts. Had a very enjoyable evening.

Von Bethmann Hollweg the chancellor forced from office & Georg Michaelis placed in his stead by the Crown Prince, Hindenburg, & von Ludendorff.

Fine - Hot

Monday July 16

Was late this morning although I knew Sharp would be on hand early because of the new man from the So. Station, Dickytaking Bob's place while Bob is on his vacation.

Too hot to do much work

Met Harkins on the car coming from work and I met him this evening & walked around for a while.

Went to McEachern's wake. McEachern was killed by the overturning of an automobile Saturday night.

Harkins, Whalen, & I had a long talk at the fountain.

Center Party Centre Party - Catholic- asserting its advocacy of peace.

Fine- occasional showers

Tuesday July 17

Although dull at times the business of today was fairly good.

Mr. Sharp was away, having gone to Gloversville N.Y. New York .

I went to the Common & listened to Private Macdonald- Buck's brother.

Made arrangements over phone with Katie Murphy to have some of the boys out to Natick Sunday.

Did a lot of writing tonight.

Reports that the U.S. vessels have sunk 4 submarines. Germany still shaken by cries for peace.

Unsettled- clear

Wednesday July 18

Business was good today

This evening I called on Agnes Bennett & had a very pleasant evening. Mrs. Bennett was in town.

Unsettled- fair

Thursday July 19

Dull business today.

Joe Harkins & I went in town to the Gordon's Olympia. The show was good. After the show we took a walk through the Back Bay & had a lunch at the Automat on Huntington Ave.

Beautiful Day. Draft Drawn

Hot.

Friday July 20

The weather was so hot that cooking became dreary.

Mr. Sharp was back on the job early this morning after his trip up to Gloversville.

The numbers of the drafted men were drawn today. The first number was drawn by Sec Secretary Baker of the War department and was no. 258. Twenty-five fellows in Boston were drawn with that number.

Jack Fleming dropped into the store to see me.

Met Eddie O'Brien, a former coworker, at the Moorland.

Charlie Tierney, Joe Harkins, and I went in to Keith's tonight.

Fine

Saturday July 21

Business was not very good until late today, & then we had a very big day. At closing time we had 5¢ short of $275 & we remained open until a fellow happened along & bought a stick pin.

Hot

Sunday July 22

Went to & found the heat terrific.

Joe Harkins called and we both left for Natick. Frank Whelan did not show up. Joe & I had supper at Katie's & went to the train to meet Tierney.

Joe & I visited Uncle Ed's while Charlie was eating. We went back to Katie's & met Lorna Doon & Josephine Buckley. Later Marie & Marguerite Brennan came over & we had a pleasant evening.

It was sad to part Joe from Marguerite and Charlie from Marie.

Hot - cool.

Monday July 23

Today promised to be a scorcher for at it was much hotter than it was at the same hour yesterday. The wind shifted however and the heat was blown away.

Went over to City Point & met Maurice Dullea and Joe Keenan. Both have escaped the early drafts and will enter the Jesuit House & the Sem Seminary respectively. Met Bill Kerigan & saw several friends.

Unsettled -shower - clear

Tuesday July 24

Business was very good today. During the afternoon I put across some good big sales and do not doubt but that I had a higher average than Keene had.

Saw the account of the death of Frank Phelan's father in the paper this morning. Went over to the wake after spending some time with Joe Harkins. Met Dorothy O'Connor & her folks at Phelan's.

Walked home with Leo Daly.

Unsettled- fine

Wednesday July 25

Mr. Sharp returned this afternoon. His daughter is in a hospital at Newport and will be there for some time.

Business was very dull today.

Called on Miss Bennett tonight.

An , according to a report received this afternoon.

Hot.

Thursday July 26

Business was dull all day until late this afternoon.

Joe Harkins & I went over to see the Roche girls in So. South Boston. The talented Helen entertained us very ably until Charlie Tierney & Irene arrived.

Very humid- Heavy shower. -cool

Friday July 27

Humidity almost unbearable. Heat intense. During the afternoon a very heavy thunderstorm accompanied by heavy rainfall & wind, helped to cool the atmosphere.

Business was good

Mr. Sharp is still away.

Spent the evening at home. First evening at home for some time. Looked up my serial draft number 1445 and found that my number was the 1200th chosen.

Beautiful Day.

Saturday July 28

The rain of yesterday surely cleared the atmosphere for it was very bracing & invigorating this morning.

Although busy today we did not equal last Saturday's business.

Met Joe Harkinson the car coming home.

Beautiful Day

Sunday July 29

Went to . Met Josepha near the Church & we both attended the .

Had breakfast & Mother, Josepha and I went up to Haverhill on the car arriving at .

Spent afternoon with the Monaghans. During the afternoon John Creed & a fellow named Shea, both from the college, called to see me.

We left on the train. Arriving in Boston, Mother & Joe went to Cambridge while I went over to a farewell party at Maurice Cullea's . Maurice leaves for St. Andrew's tomorrow to begin his studies with the Jesuits.

Hottest day of the year. 98 [*degree]

Monday July 30

Heat was terrific all day. Hottest day for some few years. Business was good. Keane was dressing the windows all afternoon.

It was so hot that I did not eat any lunch, instead sat in the Waiting Room of the station.

Bob did not arrive back until almost six tonight. He looked well after his 2 weeks vacation. Took a good cool bath tonight. Straightened out my room.

Hot.

Tuesday July 31

This morning was very hot but in the afternoon the wind shifted to the East and inside an hour the temperature fell almost 10 [*degree].

Business was good today.

This evening Joe Harkins & I went over to City Point and took a dip in the briny. The water was so chilly that I was nummed numbed .

Hot & Humid

Hottest yet

Wednesday Aug 1

After a very sleepless & restless night owing to the heat I awoke to find no difference in the temperature of the morning

Today was the worst day this year which means the worst day in a few years

Business was very good all day. The perspiration forced the public to buy more soft collars & handkerchiefs.

At dinner time I went over to the Army Headquarters & had a talk with Capt. Begg & he told me that I would be called within 10 days.

Spent a quiet evening reading

Over two hundred have died from heat prostration since the started. It is country wide.

Thursday Aug 2

Last night was much better than the night before, but this morning was much hotter. At

So heavy has been the drive on handkerchiefs that we are completely out of the two cheaper grades.

Mr Sharp has not reached the crisis yet.

Spent another quiet evening.

The I.W.W. Industrial Workers of the World has caused much trouble throughout the middle west. One of the leaders was lead off & hung by a gang.

Friday Aug 3

The weather today was ideal.

Despite the fact that the hot weather of the past few days was instrumental in bringing our business to a record yet we were all glad to see the unbearable weather go.

The much expected word from the girls concerning the visit to Nantasket which Tierney,