Weather - moderate, partly cloudy, slight fall of snow at
Monday Jan 1,
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
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
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
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
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.
Called on Tom O'Connor.
The folks saw "Jiggs" at the Castle Sq.
Sunday Jan 7
Went to at the .
Mrs Mulligan & [I?] promised to cover the at Gate of Heaven
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
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 &
Weather -- overcast
Rain late afternoon & eve.
Tuesday January 9
Came near oversleeping this morning. However I succeeded in getting out to class on
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
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.
" Wm. E. Cody died, devastated.
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
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
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 &
Did some typewriting and retired at .
Weather - partly cloudy - cool,
Monday Jan 15
lecture on "right" was very
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
Did very little studying.
Read Admiral George Dewey died in
Washington this afternoon at age of 80 yrs.
"Over the Canadian Rockies to Alaska"
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
Club fell to Joe Nevins. Am going to
protest on grounds that there is no Constitution hence election at this time is
Weather — Fine.
Friday Jan 19
Was on time this morning.
Terrible day. Very tiresome.
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.
Boston College 20 New Hampshire 35
'20 – 29. Lynn EH.S
English High School
Election of capt. B.C.H. (postponed)
Freshmen vs. Lynn English at Lynn (track)
Varsity v. N.H.
State at Durham, (basket ball)
Flurries of snow, Afternoon.
Clear & Cold.
Saturday Jan 20
Work to-day. Did a big business. Enjoy the work.
Big fire on Atlantic Ave.
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
Did a little st
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
on vivisection to-day.
No on account of the Junior
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
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
Phoned to Dorothy who has accepted the invitation to the Wednesday night.
"Our Slumbering Volcanoes, Mt
& 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
Mr Ray submitted 2 samples for the Boston
College pin, having the Letter "B".
Studied my all
Weather — Moderate.
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
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
Miss Ethier gave me three tickets for the . Pretty soft.
Well, I had a very enjoyable evening with the charming Miss
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.
1000 women reported killed.
Coast Artillery Corps
United States Army Coast Artillery Corps
Weather — Snow & Cold.
Sunday Jan 28
with Tom O'Connor. Lent him my History Vol II. St Mathews
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
Big fire late to night at Chauncey St.
Weather — unsettled
light snow A.M.
Monday Jan 29
Was expecting the Exam but
must have misunderstood Fr. Fox when he made the
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
Went into the
& Ohio Co with John Elliott to get a
price on the Southern trips.
Met Bob Gill
a received the check from Boston
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
Our slumbering Volcanoes, Mt
& 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.
r enjoyed both
the big orchestra and the
Danced till and it was when I arrived home.
Mid Year —
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
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
German Note, threatening all commerce in vicinity of Allied Countries
Mid Year Exam, .
Weather — Clear &
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
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
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
Weather - Clear - Moderate
Sunday Feb 4
Was very sleepy this morning.
Went to with
Read the papers. Called Dorothy on the phone.
Did a little preparation for to-morrow's beginning of the second term -- My last term
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
Weather - Biggest storm of year.
Blizzard with lightning & thunder.
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. McClurky give him some lessons in
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
Jack Kyte visited the college. Had an interview with
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Still harping on St. Thomas in the .
gives promise of great
Paid a visit to the
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
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.
Boston College vs. College of Pharmacy.
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.
Snow late P.M.
Monday Feb 19
Was on time. Starting week
well great 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
& 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.
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.
My "B" pins arrived and I had to lay out some good money. The pins are quite
Distributed 9 doz.
Went in town & way home.
Tom O'Connor & I saw Annette Kellerman
in "A Daughter of the Gods". Production very fine.
, 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.
Rain during evening & night.
Friday Feb 23
Harvard Square cars switched down Huntington Ave. for some
Continued our lectures on lying.
did not progress far.
Marks for the term were given out and mirabile
I did not get a condition. No medal coming this way but still the marks weren't
The pins are going fast. My first order is almost depleted. Intend to order 200
Had a talk with N.S. Ray this afternoon. I returned the pins
which were defective.
Covered the Auto High School
Thorndike for the Globe.
Elevated Train running past the Columbia again.
riots in Boston, New York,
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
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
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.
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
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.
sunk by a
U-boat. 27 Americans aboard her.
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.
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
Was very lucky to get to class on time.
was interrupted by with the result that we did not have our
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
Exam was a good fair one. Did
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
Wilson confirmed the
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.
Went to with
Josie Kyte slept upsatirs last night. She brought
Florence Boyd to the home. Miss Boyd is
from Cape Breton & in training in the City
Started to study my Pyschology at tonight. Finished
Was surprised upon getting up to see how much snow had fallen during the nights
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
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
Was on time this morning, although I left the same time as I did the 2 previous
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
The Czar of Russia has abdicated his throne in favor of the revolutionists who have overthrown
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
Did some tie pressing.
Tedie kept me company.
Several of the class were absent owing to the funeral of Joe Keenan's
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
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.
few flakes of snow.
Sunday Mar 18
As usual very tired this morning.
Went to .
Children from Home for Destitute Catholic Children at the
Mother brought home little Alice
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 &
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
Watched the baseball candidates. porb Murray & I went in
town & looked up some athletic supplies at
Went to the to night.
was a long dictation
Fr. Fox asked me for the note for being absent from Wednesday.
Saturday Mar 24
Business was extremely good today. It let up, however, later in the evening.
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.
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
It was time to get to bed when I got home.
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
We reviewed again the Agrarian Socialists arguments in Ethics.
was one continuous cramp
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 .
Tuesday Mar 27
Was just on the nick of time thanks to the meeting of Jim
Linehan & his fliver at the Packard
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.
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
After looking the ballplayers over,
& I went in town to the
Spent the evening reading.
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.
& I took a few snap
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
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.
of the Candidates to the . Rooted for Joe Mulligan.
Went to Dan Harkins' with some of the fellows.
Saturday Mar 31
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.
Sunday Apr 1
Was very tired this morning.
Went to .
Had a football chat with "Hiker" Joy after .
Had a very quiet afternoon.
Read all day.
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.
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
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
Went in town to paper offices.
blocked the action of the
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
sitting. Did a few errands around town. Got my old team pictures which were
Went to .
Did some writing.
La Follette has succeeded again in blocking the Senate. Looks
like trouble with Austria.
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.
War Declared by the House at this morning. President signed at
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.
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
Many rumors of German raiders off the coast. German gunboat in
Guam blown up by crew.
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
I amused myself by looking back over some old letters & cards which I have
Finished typewriting my notes.
Wrote all night.
Mt. St. Joseph, Baltimore cancelled.
Stevens at Hoboken.
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.
Telegraph 200 words "Traveler Sports for Wed".
Baltimore "Orioles", Baltimore,
Mt. St. Joseph,
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
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.
College Park. Cancelled
Thursday Apr 12
Framed the picture of
Boston Latin School
1912 Track Team this morning.
Mother & Alice went to
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.
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
Saturday Apr 14
Felt as fit as could be this morning, mayhaps my visit of last night aided my
The morning's business was not promising. The afternoon & evening picked up
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
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
I had intended to do some problems in .
Came home and did some problems in
Reposted that the British have captured Lens
& have penetrated the socalled Hindenberg Line.
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.
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.
Wednesday Apr 18
Was much interested this morning by reading some more from Alex
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
: on the mystery of the
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
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
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.
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
Was taken up with considerable business in the athletic line.
Read all eve
Clear – Cloudy
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
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
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.
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.
Balfour conferred with the state officials today.
Fr Lyons addressed the .
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 &
: Personality of
Did some work in the Lab. My FeOH is already to be fused.
Carried "Ted" home. He was glad to get home, from all
Studied all eve.
Gen Joffre the French Field Marshall has come to
Washington for .
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
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
Went in to the Globe.
Did some writing tonight.
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
. 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.
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
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
must would be given an early & lenient exam.
Called for my pictures.
Decided to enlist my services for
Spent evening with Ed Tobin. Helped him write story for
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
Brown, Providence, 1—3
Sunday Apr 29
Went to .
Called on Joe Mulligan. Talked over the
Visited Dr. Murphy.
Did very little studying before Fleming,
Doyle & Keenan came.
We had supper & spent a very sociable evening.
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
Tuesday May 1
Went in to the Officers Reserve Recruiting station & after
waiting in line almost four hours was examined & passed.
Jack Fleming was unable to pass. Ed Tobin
has flat feet. Mulcahy is under weight. Jack
. 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.
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
: 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
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.
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
Rhode Island State, Home.
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.
Getting nearer to the end of the term. Some talk today about the being a week earlier than originally
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.
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
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.
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
Handed my letter to the Mayor.
Wrote some stories for the Globe.
To bed early.
Rhode Island State, Home Wet grounds
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
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
Did a little studying tonight.
Middlebury, Home. 2-2, 13 innings.
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
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
Saturday May 12
Gen. Joffre, French Field
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
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.
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
camp, or something sensational. This I would not do.
The Journal & the Globe ran the full letter
which I gave to Mayor Curley about
. The Journal having a
full first page story. The Boston American ran a story
Wednesday May 16
Thursday May 17
Went to with Mother.
Remained home all day.
Read & studied.
Boston American ran another story about the
Seton Hall, Home.
Some of the baseball players from the college were in to see me before their train
left for Williamstown.
Business was quite good today.
Manhattan , Home.
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.
The exam was a very fair
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 .
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.
Essay on "Erosion" to be handed in.
Was all set for the
After the thorough preparation I had made the exam was easy.
Did not prepare much for the oral of tomorrow.
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.
start today; End June 1Orals
Tufts 15, Boston College 0
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.
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.
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.
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
Tuesday May 29
Was very lazy this morning. Went to work at the North Station
at & worked until .
Dull Day, Dull business.
Reports of race riots in St. Louis
The west has been ravaged by a terrible wind storm which has killed over 100 persons
& wounded several hundreds while destroying property & crops worth millions
Mass. Aggie., Home.
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
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
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
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.
with Joe Mulligan.
Springfield Y.M.C.A. Home.
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
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
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
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
Trinity, Home. 6-2
Sunday June 3
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
Had a lunch at home & then went in to the Immaculate.
Fr. McGlinchy was very fine. He handled the subject in
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.
Tuesday June 5
Spent all day in the Humphrey School House
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.
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.
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.
Friday June 8
Went in town & met Mulligan.
Met an old classmate Robert C. Kelley of
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.
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.
Went to .
. Did some reading this afternoon.
Had a pleasant evening at Frank Limont’s. Very pleasant
Monday June 11
Went in town to look about for a job by which I might lend my services to the
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 &
I then left Pete & went to see Fr.
Lyons. He was not in. Met Maj. Bogan, 9th Reg.
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
Met Ed Tobin outside the building and he sympathized with
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
abdicate in fear of second war.
Harvard Home (provisional)
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, home. 4-5
Holy Cross, Worcester
Remained at home all day, doing odd jobs & reading
Went in to the Immaculate Conception tonight to . Met Ed Tobin. Saw
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
Friday June 15
Did not leave the house all day save to do an errand at the
Received this morning.
Arranged my old scraps & clippings this evening.
Mother & I went to services tonight. Weather
Great rush all over the country today to subscribe
for the Liberty Bond
Saturday June 16
The Liberty Loan was a
great success. It was over subscribed by many millions.
Business was very good.
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
Art & I had a very pleasant evening. Played a few hands of
ante" & went to bed when we rehearsed some old news.
Monday June 18
Had to get up & go to work.
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
Worked all day at the North Station. Was asked to work all
week and accepted.
Called up Mollie Walsh & made arrangements to visit her
Walked out to Western Ave tonight & learned that
Ray had moved from there.
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
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.
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
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
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
The evening was very cool.
Fine -- unsettled
Monday June 25
Today is somewhat cooler than the past few days, owing to the change in the weather
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Played the piano all evening.
Saturday June 30
Business was wonderful today. It was the biggest Saturday we ever had.
Bob & I
road rode home
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
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.
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
Was very busy today. People going off for the
bought a lot of small apparel.
Worked until tonight.
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
Was given a cordial reception by my relatives who are proud to have a relation in
late & was sorry to leave.
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
Walked over town and on way happened to think that today is
. 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 Hawkin’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
the West End & dropped in at
Rumor that Draft numbers have been picked.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Monday July 9
Did not mind working today for the air was bracing.
Went in town after supper.
Did not find Nobil Ray.
Wrote a letter to Sullivan.
Met Mrs. Wells nee Catherine Brooks on the car.
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
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
Joe & I went to Whelan’s tonight. Talked over the phone
with Grace Lawton concerning the for Friday
Thursday July 12
Was very tired all day & was very glad to see evening approach.
During my lunch period I strolled over towards the
Immediately after supper I laid down & awoke about & then went to bed.
Rumor of a revolution in the German Government
Friday July 13
Was up early. Went to
& 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.
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 &
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
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
Harkins, Whalen, & I had a long talk at
- 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
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
Did a lot of writing tonight.
Reports that the U.S. vessels have sunk 4 submarines.
Germany still shaken by cries for peace.
Wednesday July 18
Business was good today
This evening I called on Agnes Bennett & had a very pleasant
evening. Mrs. Bennett was in town.
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
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
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
Charlie Tierney, Joe Harkins, and I went in
to Keith's tonight.
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.
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
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
respectively. Met Bill Kerigan & saw several
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
Saw the account of the death of Frank Phelan's father in the
pepr this morning. Went over to the wake after spending some time with Joe
Harkins. Met Dorothy O'Connor & her folks at
Walked home with Leo Daly.
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 American submarine was blown up, according to a report received this
Business was dull all day until late this afternoon.
Joe Harkins & I went over to see the Roche
Boston. The talented Helen entertained
us very ably until Charlie Tierney &
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
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.
Saturday July 28
The rain of yesterday surely cleared the atmosphere for it was very bracing &
invorigating this morning.
Although busy today we did not equal last Saturday's business.
Met Joe Harkinson the car coming home.
Sunday July 29
Went to . Met
Josepha near the Church & we both attended the .
Had breakfast & Mother, Jospeha 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
Dullea's. Maurice leaves for
St. Andrew's tomorrow to begin his studies with the
Hottest day of the year. 98 [degree sign]
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
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 symbol].
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
Hot & Humid
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
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 had died from heat prostration since the hot spell started. It
is country wide.
Last night was much better than the night before, but this morning was much hotter.
So heavy has been the drive on handkerchiefs that we are completely out of the two
Mr Sharp has not reached the crisis yet.
Spent another quiet evening.
Industrial Workers of the World
has caused much trouble throughout the middle west. One of
the leaders was lead off & hung by a gang.
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
The much expected word from the girls concerning the visit to
Nantasket which Tierney,
Harkins and I have planned arrived today. We are
Sunday Aug 5
Went to early .
Went in to see Fr. Lyons & after waiting for 1½ hours to see
him I gave up in disgust & went home.
Mother came in with the notice & I at once quit my job.
Went to early .
Harkins & I plotted to make a little party at
Brennans tomorrow night. Got Tierney on
Joe & I went over to the old
Seck building. Did some phoning hoping to get in
touch with someone to call on tonight. Did not
Did not go to work this morning for the simple reason that I have no work now.
Went in town visited the Haberdasher & had lunch with
Bought a Cedar Bag & did some looking around through the stores.
Harkins, Tierney, & I went down to
Nantasket & spent the evening with the
We took the 11·19 train & arrived home very
Mother & I went in town and did some shopping this A.M.
Bought some articles at Jordan's. Called to see Mrs
Cowlin. Went to the State House. Bought a wrist
Met Miss Donovan & Miss Coakley, two
old friends of Mothers.
Went to & took a walk.
Went in town this morning to do some shopping. Called into the
Haberdasher & had lunch with Bob.
Walked over town with him & went into the Globe.
Bo Got a new pair of shoes from
Sherman in return for the ones which were defective. Dropped in
on Art & said goodbye.
Tried to straighten out my personal property at home.
I would rather have had a
Mrs. Harkins sent me a box of candy.
cDonald also brought a box
Was up late getting my things ready.
Went to with Mother
Thursday Aug 16
Was up early and did some picking up for my journey.
Josepha, Mother &
Father were at the tram to bid me farewell. Mrs.
Fleming, Miss Gleason and
Sara were also there.
I never saw Mother & Father so
depressed before. Try as I would I could not restrain them from giving vent to their
The trip as far as Bellows Falls was tiresome for the stations
were close and we stopped at each one. After the Falls the
stations were farther but we managed to touch at each one.
Arriving at Burlington about ½ hour late I met four other
fellows & had supper with them at a restaurant. They were
Stewart of Conn.;
Moody of Mass;
Pasquel of Boston &
Basset of Mass.
We were assigned to one of the barracks & were given mess kits & cots which
we pitched in the hallway.
Friday Aug 17
Physical exam this morning.
After a very tiresome night during which I was kept awake by the cold, the
uncomfortably hard cot & being without blankets I got up early & rather
tired. My first breakfast in military camp consisted of corn flakes, scrambled eggs,
baked potato, coffee & bread (dry—no butter on the military mess table)
In this morning's drill I was an instructor over a squad of rookies, having
volunteered my services when asked.
We had a very short this afternoon because the
passed over. We then adjourned to the barracks where the Capt gave us a
. Afterwards the
"Articles of War" were read to us.
A for over an hour completed our drilling &
returning we lined up for , which is a very
Wrote some cards at the
Young Men's Christian Association
Saturday Aug 18
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.
We had the most "punctilious ceremony" of the week this morning in the Following this we were off for the day until
Saw Patsy M
cKenna this morning.
O'Connor & I walked over & looked him up. We found
Patsy shaving himself. After relating his adventures
Following dinner O'Connor and I walked over & met
Pete at the
Young Men's Christian Association
tent and did some writing.
In the evening Friel, O'Connor and I went
over to the
Young Men's Christian Association
K. of C.
Knights of Columbus
& did some writing.
Sunday Aug 19
Being the Sabbath we were allowed an hour's extra sleep this morning.
Short was held at , after which I got ready for church at . Walked over with Bill Saunders and two young
fellows from Cambridge who have arrived recently.
was celebrated in the
K. of C.
Knights of Columbus
Building by a French priest. Several of the boys who thronged
the building, received .
We had nothing else to do until tonight
Walter & I spent the evening together
During the afternoon I wrote letters to Fr. Coppinger,
Fr. Fox, Marguerite Brennan &
Maurice Dullea. All were long & I was somewhat
Monday Aug 20
Am on today which consists of sweeping all the
floors, stairways, piazza & 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 & hence
lost a chance to exhibit my skill. Still I was lucky to see the mistakes of the
others & to profit by them
During the I again sat & 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 &
Jim Friel were
to Unit P. Many surprises were uncovered for we are losing Capt
Smith, Sergts Ewing &
Yakarani. Philbrook becoming top
The bunch I arrived with were not detailed to "P" so we had a
tonight. Rather rough