Augt 10th  Monday
Nice day. Aunt G. had not a good night, but seemed better in the evening. J. stayed on to see Cousin Edith tomorrow. In the afternoon M. & I saw Mrs. Murray at the mill who like everyone else was much alarmed of the Germans. She said coming up from Gorey on Saty (I think) the train was full of soldiers who were going to guard the coast at Newcastle, which looks as if there were some idea of this coast requiring looking after. A letter from Connie in the evening saying they had only had a wire & letter from Richard a week ago. They tried to get field glasses & some money to him but he had sailed before they reached him, as he sailed from Devonport they think he must be in the Atlantic. C. overheard on board the mail steamer last Wedy that 3 armies were going over to Belgium next day to be under the French. Not a word of this has got into the papers. The Rosslare & North Wall Steamers take no passengers for the present it is said that the mail is also commandeered. There are rather contradictory reports about Liége the Germans claim that the town has fallen & will be handed down as one of the greatest victories ever known! On the other hand it seems fairly certain that the forts are still holding out. No tidings of the “Goeben” & “Breslau” cruisers, who streamed out of Messina running the gauntlet of British vessels rather than be dismantled.