Augt 31st  continued
Poor Lady Howarden had a telegram on Thursday saying that her son was dangerously wounded though not officially confirmed. The Government are bringing over about 50000 Indian troops, a new & thought to be a very wise step.
Septr 1st Tuesday
Seeing Mrs Cosgrave in the evening she told us that the Church towers at Kingstown were being removed & all the inhabitants of towers facing the sea were turned out etc. etc!! (This of course is not true).
Returned to Glendalough in the evening. Mr Dargan in the morning said Mr Harrington had heard the Russian rumour in Dublin. She also said she had seen in the paper that it was all Sir E. Carson’s fault that this war had broken out, he had lunched with the Kaiser at Homburg! & led him to believe that the Ulstermen would like him over to save them from Home Rule! – It is sad that Ulster has absolutely declined to make any advance or relax their attitude of suspicion of the South in the least after Mr Redmond’s speech. I fear that the volunteers are come to a split, the larger part (I imagine) would like to be regularly trained under the War Office but Col. Moore & the Provisional Committee