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notes in this diary. Weather much less sultry. no longer sticky although white duck suits are still very much in season. Got some [[red underline]] San Francisco papers [[/red underline]] dated [[strikethrough]] Se [[/strikethrough]] [[red underline]] Aug.7 [[/red underline]] and [[red underline]] Aug .8 [[/red underline]]. This is as far as news goes. but there is no confirmation of that news of destruction of the four english dreadnoughts [[red underline]] It seems to me as if this is a war of europe against militarism represented by Germany. [[/red underline]]
Sept 4. Again slept very well. Spent morning continuing these notes. Rather sticky weather. Spent day leisurely. [[red underline]] War news per marconi. [[/red underline]] Very scarce and very indefinite 
New man at our dining table name Geary. has been engaged
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in mining in Korea. about 35 years old. lives in California is no regular mining engineer. 
Sept 5. Still rather warm. Day spent leasurely. Very little reading nor writing The [[red underline]] Austran Ambassador [[/red underline]] ^[[of Japan.]] [[strikethrough]] Count von Rex [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Baron von Muller.]] is aboard with his secretary. Small slim man with beard. rather good natured looking. Seems to have trouble with his back or his kidneys. since a couple of days. walks somewhat bent. One of the ladies who is in [[strikethrough]] hip [[/strikethrough]] his party whom I [[overwritten]] talk [[/overwritten]] took to be german or austrian tells me she is [[red underline]] hungarian [[/red underline]]. was also on trip around the world. They are now [[red underline]] going to live at embassy in Washington. [[/red underline]]
[[black underline]] Sept 6. Sunday [[/black underline]] 1914 [[red underline]] Many war conversations [[/red underline]] and speculations as to outcome But none or meagre news. from Marconi operator. [[red underline]] Germans and Austrians keep pretty well by themselves altho' they [[/red underline]]
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