Friday, June 25, 1880 Painted my binders boards again this morning and afterwards went over to my studio and painted on a head of Gertrude using my first picture as a help. Sara and Tula went to N. Y. this morning and returned this evening. The Democracy in the form of a lot of boys are out on the Common just astride our grounds firing a cannon over the nomination of Genl. Hancock for president and making night hideous. I wonder if people are always to continue to be fools. I dread this political campaign and wish some common sense could enter into their affairs. The chief requisite seems to be noise.