Saturday, Jan 10, 1885 Painted on the sky of my Winter changing it somewhat. Attended the Annual meeting of the Century. Sent my picture of the brook at Huttys Corners and a little "Snow". The larger picture disappointed me somewhat though perhaps unnecessarily. I dont think it attracted much attention. There was considerable interest in the election on account of the changes in the ticket and although only about 200 votes were cast they did not get through canvassing until midnight showing that there was much scratching. The regular ticket was elected. We who go off feel rebuked by the partisans of Newton. I was perfectly ready to go off, but I did not like this way of going out. I came to my room considerably discouraged and unhappy. One works and works conscientiously and it dont seem to produce much effect.