Wednesday 28th November 1917

It was a very hot day. In the morning I weeded the Peas in the farm orchard. In the afternoon I went down to the steamer. Received a letter from Henry. Willie & Dave were carting their charcoal down to the wharf. In the evening there was a debate in the School on the subject “If Prohibition were carried should the Liquor trade be compensated.” Willie, Jim Wyatt and I took the affirmative and Mrs Knowles, Mr Glass, Beatie Wyatt and Jessie Wyatt took the negative. On being put to the meeting the negative had the greatest number of votes.