Monday, July 5, 1880 A constant banging of canon [sic] and snapping of fire crackers all day. Bowyer and I went over to the cemetery. I put some fresh daisies on dear Gertrudes grave and cut the grass and afterwards we took a walk over on the common and talked of many of our anxieties. I am very glad to see Bowyer and Downing so conscious of their responsibilities and at the same time sorry that their young life is burdened with them. It has rained a little this afternoon. Bowyer went down with the evening train and all the rest of them go tomorrow by the Powell, to go on to Hillsboro tomorrow night. Maurice went on the Powell to assist Jansen Anderson today.