Sunday, December 14, 2014


Grip's Historical Souvenir of Cortland 1899.

The Cortland Democrat, Friday, October 12, 1888.

The People Pay the Freight.
   The following is a correct copy of bills presented to the board of supervisors last winter by [Republican candidate] District Attorney Horace L. Bronson. Taxpayers will do well to give them careful perusal:
To Syracuse, $1.11
Breakfast, .75
Hack hire, .25
R. R. to Fulton, 2.88
Dinner, .50
Bus to Fonda, .25
Supper, .50
Livery to get to train late at night, 1.00
Room, 1.25
Breakfast, .50
Bus, .10
Dinner, .50
Fire in room, .50
Bus, .20
Fare Albany, .88
S, .75
Room, 2.00
Dinner, .75
R. R. [to] Syracuse, 3.95
S, .75
R. R. to Cortland, 1.11
Paid Porter, boot black and cigars, 1.00
Total: $21.49
1 Drawing Room car omitted, $2.00
   His Royal Highness took another trip to Albany, June 7th, and here is what he charges the County for the trip:
Cost to Syracuse, $1.11
Second Class R. R. to Albany, 3.00
H. B. Delevan, L. B. D., 4.00
R. R. to Cortland, 4.11
Supper, .75
Total: $13.72
   Here is his Mightiness' bill for a trip to Philadelphia in the Lewis case:
Lewis case, Philadelphia and return.
Dispatch, .30
To Harrisburg, 7.50
Sleeper, 2.00
Porter, .25
S, .75
B, .75
D, 1.00
R. R. to Philadelphia, 3.15
Dinner, 1.00
Breakfast, 1.00
Dinner, .90
Supper, 1.05
Breakfast, .95
Dinner, 1.00
Supper, .90
Room, 1.00
St. car fare, boot black, 1.00
R. R. to Cortland, 7.75
Sleeper, 1.50
Porter, .25
Total: $34.00
   This may be all right, but when Cortland County farmers and laboring men take a trip out of town they can hardly afford to indulge in the luxury of riding in drawing room cars, eating dollar dinners, paying hack hire fee, and from the depots, tipping porters and spending money lavishly on boot blacks. A fifty cent dinner is generally good enough for the average farmer; he usually walks to and from the depots, pays the porter nothing, blacks his own boots and considers himself fortunate to have a comfortable seat in a smoking car.
   But then the farmer isn't quite as high toned as a fourth rate lawyer, and so long as he is willing to pay for luxuries furnished to the District Attorney that he can't afford to indulge in himself, we suppose it's nobody's business.

   Will the farmers and laborers of this county choose a District Attorney this fall who will pay for blacking his own boots?
   If it costs a dollar to provide a tenth rate District Attorney with a dinner, how much would it cost to furnish a dinner for a first rate District Attorney?
   What is the use of paying for a drawing room car to carry an average District Attorney to Albany when a box car would be more appropriate and far less expensive?
   Free trade prevails in England and a very high protective tariff rates in Germany, and yet the wages of the laborer in England are double those paid to the laborer in Germany. Does protection protect the workingman?
   Mr. M. A. Mood, a prominent woolen manufacturer and lifelong republican, of Newfield, Tompkins county, has come out for Cleveland and Thurman. He says he believes that "this is a time when party ties should be cast aside and the interests of the people consulted."
   A prominent republican of this place announced the other day that "straight republicans would not get a cent during the present campaign, but those who wavered would be paid." Those republicans who intended to vote straight this fall will of course see the necessity of governing themselves accordingly.
   Some of our republican exchanges have announced that Gen'l Sickles would support Harrison for President. Just when Gen'l Sickles expects to begin supporting Harrison these papers do not state, but as he is now actively engaged in stumping the state for Cleveland and Hill, we presume that the date has not yet been fixed.
   The Syracuse Journal and other Republican papers are comforting themselves wonderfully over the announcement that Mr. T. C. Crawford, the New York World's European correspondent, has come out in favor of a high tariff. Mr. Crawford has always been a Republican and an aristocrat, and it is but natural that he should favor the wealthy manufacturers and high toned classes.
   During and for several years after the war, business men, manufacturers, lawyers and all who were engaged in profitable enterprises were taxed for the privilege of doing business and they paid the tax easily and made money rapidly besides. The money lenders and all capitalists paid an income tax, unless they committed perjury by swearing that they had no income. Twelve or fifteen years ago this law was repealed and none of these favorites of fortune now pay a dollar of taxes they can avoid. The war tariff, however, remains to torment the laboring man and he can't avoid paying the National debt if he would. Every law that taxed the wealthy has been repealed while those that bear heavily on the poor man remain.
   At the republican county convention held in the Opera House in this village some weeks since, John Miller received 48 votes for the nomination for Sheriff. As there were only 90 delegates in the convention it will be seen that he had two votes more than a majority and ought to have received the nomination, but there seemed to be a determination to beat him, and the chairman, without a shadow of right or authority, declared the ballot void on the ground that there were 91 votes cast and ordered another ballot to be taken. The opponents of Miller with the assistance of R. T. Peck, who had a few moments before been nominated for Member of Assembly, went to work with all their might and managed to beat Miller by joining forces. Even if there had been 91 votes cast, Miller was entitled to the nomination because he had a clear majority of even the 91 votes. A clearer or more barefaced piece of robbery never took place in a convention in Cortland county. It was even worse than the "spring bottom hat" caucus of 1882, because it was more bare-faced. The chairman had no right to declare the ballot void. The convention only had that right, but the rights of the convention were usurped by the chairman. The candidate finally chosen was clearly not the choice of the convention, and members of the party who have the good of the same at heart will be doing it good service by voting against the candidate who was foisted on the party through trickery. How did the extra ballot get into the hat just at that particular time?

Some Startling Statements of General Interest.
   Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, on being asked when the training of a child should begin, replied, "A hundred years before it is born."
   Are we to infer from this that this generation is responsible for the condition of the race a hundred years from now?
   Is this wonderful generation the natural result of the proper diet and medicines of a hundred years ago?
   It is conceded in other lands that most of the wonderful discoveries of the world in this century have come from this country. Our ancestors were reared in log cabins, and suffered hardships and trials.
   But they lived and enjoyed health to a ripe old age.
   Why was it?
   One of' the proprietors of the popular remedy, known as Warner's safe cure, has been faithfully investigating the cause, and has called to his aid scientists as well as medical men, impressing upon them the fact that there cannot be an effect without a cause. This investigation disclosed the fact that in the olden times simple remedies were administered, compounded of herbs and roots, which were gathered and stored in the lofts of log cabins, and when sickness came on, these remedies from nature's laboratory were used with the best effects.
   What were these remedies? What were they used for? After untiring and diligent search they have obtained the formulas so generally used for various disorders.
   Now the question is, how will the olden time preparations affect the people of this age, who have been treated, under modern medical schools and codes, with poisonous and injurious drugs. The test has been carefully pursued, until they are convinced that the preparations they now call Warner's Log Cabin remedies are what our much abused systems require.
   Among them is what is known as Warner's Log Cabin sarsaparilla, and they frankly announce that they do not consider the sarsaparilla of so much value in itself as it is in the combination of the various ingredients which together work marvelously upon the system. They also have preparations for other diseases, such as "Warner's Log Cabin cough and consumption remedy," [and] "Warner's Log Cabin hair tonic." They have great confidence that they have a cure for the common disease of catarrh, which they give the name of "Log Cabin rose cream." Also a "Log Cabin plaster,'' which they are confident will supplant all others, and a liver pill, to be used separately or in connection with the other remedies.
   We hope that the public will not be disappointed in these remedies, but will reap a benefit from the investigations, and that the proprietors will not be embarrassed in their introduction by dealers trying to substitute remedies that have been so familiar to the shelves of our druggists. This line of remedies will be used instead of others. Insist upon your druggist getting them for you if he hasn't them yet in stock, and we feel confident that these new remedies will receive approbation at our reader's hands, as the founders have used every care in their preparation.


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