140 years ago
november 5, 1880
The great national victory won by Republicans in this presidential campaign, Winfield Hancock vs. James Garfield, is doubly gratifying in the fact that it was won without a resort to the miserable means used by the opposition to blacken the character of Gen. Garfield.
If the RECORD exhibits a trifle too much exuberance of feeling this week, please remember that it was an original Garfield paper, and has a personal as well as political pride in the result.
General Hancock was wise in one thing: He didn’t resign his Major General’s commission. “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”
The election is over and we are glad of it. Now bring on your big pumpkins and your mammoth productions of all kinds. Our agricultural editor is now ready to supersede the political fellow. Let everyone shake hands across the bloody chasm.
The ladies of the Methodist Society have ordered an organ which they will have on hand and paid for by the time the new church is ready to receive it. The ladies are doing nobly.
Quite a freeze last night. Fill up your coal bins—if you are able. M.H. Stone probably keeps the largest and best stock of coal of any dealer in the county.
Jex has sold 347,000 brick since he started his yard, and has a call for 100,000 which he don’t know whether he will be able to furnish or not.
The attention of the proper authorities is called to that hole in Muddy Creek bridge. It would be well to fix it before someone’s horse has to be paid for.
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