Annie Dean started home by the cars this morning and Nancy Carlin also to take care of her brother James whose wound continues very troublesome. I fear he will never be well. Rosa Roberts came to help us while Nancy is away -- but it seems that the 36th have re-enlisted and are on their way home -- her husband will claim her when he gets here I suppose & we must get other help, or do without. Mrs. Dawes came on evening train & will spend the sabbath. A war has commenced in Europe & a battle occurred in which the Danes repulsed the Germans.