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Daniel Henry Chamberlain

The Cortland Democrat, Friday, February 21, 1890.

The Pension Grabbers.
   Ex-Gov. D. H. Chamberlain, now of New York, in an address before the Massachusetts Reform Club, himself a war veteran, while conceding that "gratitude to the soldiers in our civil war is a duty," declared that "the army of pension grabbers and pension advocates, now encamped in Washington seem to me almost as dangerous as the rebel army that in 1861 was encamped outside of Washington." Added Governor Chamberlain: "I am a member of the Grand Army organization. I joined it because I wished to preserve, clear and high, the proud memories of our great struggle for constitutional freedom; but, sir, I do not wear its badge; I never will wear it; I never will honor that organization so long as it continues, as it now is, to be the pliant tool and agent of Tannerism; so long as it panders to the detestable greed for pensions which so dishonors the true soldier of our great war for freedom."[Prolonged applause,]
   Governor Chamberlain recalled the demands of the pension agents to-day, which are substantially that every man who was mustered into the service from 1861 to 1865, be the length of service what it may, and wholly regardless of whether he suffered any casualty or injury whatever during his service, if he is now unable to earn a livelihood, shall receive a monthly pension, usually proposed to be about $12 a month! Such a bill was vetoed by President Cleveland, but has been again introduced and is now pending in the United States Senate, and will, he predicted, pass that body. All of this in spite of the fact that we are to-day carrying on our pension rolls half a million names, with an annual disbursement of $90,000,000.  
  Said Governor Chamberlain: "Much as I honor President Cleveland [applause] for many other reasons of a public nature, I honor him, perhaps most of all, for his brave patriotic fight against special pension bills and the stupendous corruption and wrong of the dependent pension bill which he vetoed and killed."
   The intelligence of the country is with Governor Chamberlain and President Cleveland, and against the blatherskites like Tanner, who are making merchandise of their patriotism.—Syracuse Courier.

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A Grim Joker.
   In our issue of January 10, we gave an account of a bold attempt of an unknown party to rob the premises of Rev. E. C. Cowles of Lapeer on the night of the 5th of that month. It will be remembered that Mr. Cowles was aroused by some one knocking on the door, who claimed to have a message for him. On opening the outside door the man thrust a revolver in Mr. Cowles face and demanded his money. Mr. Cowles parleyed with him for a few minutes until his daughter came to the rescue with a stove poker and frightened the rascal away. He fired two shots at the house as he fled, pursued by his intended victim. The daughter thought she recognized him at the time and told him so. Mr. Cowles at once set about the work of finding out the identity of his prisoner with the view of having him punished.
   Following up several clues in his possession he finally collected sufficient evidence to warrant him in causing the arrest of Chas. Chrisman, aged 19, who is now in jail charged with the crime. He confessed to Sheriff Borthwick after being placed in jail, that he was the party who visited Mr. Cowles on that occasion and claimed that he simply went there for the purpose of having a little fun at Mr. Cowles' expense.
   The tables are turned now and Mr. Cowles is in a fair way to see a huge joke perpetrated on Mr. Charles Chrisman. He waived examination before Justice Squires on Wednesday and was committed to jail in default of $500 bail.

                                         HERE AND THERE.
   The Episcopal society of Homer have decided to rebuild their church.
   A new 100 horse power boiler is being put into the Howe stove works building.
   The Hitchcock Manufacturing Co. are running twelve hours per day in order to keep up with orders.
   The works of the Homer Wire Fabric Company are running day and night to keep up with their orders.
   Mr. H. T. Bushnell has purchased the residence of Mr. Page on Arthur Ave. Consideration $3,500.
   Miss Krarer comes to us as a revelation, a walking wonder, and the greatest curiosity of the nineteenth century.
   The horse cars will run between here and Homer after the performance of "Held by the Enemy" on Friday evening.
   Assemblyman Peck's bill amending the charter of this village has passed the Assembly and now goes to the Senate.
   St. Mary's church will open a Mission on the first Sunday in Lent, which will continue two weeks. It will be conducted by the Lazarus fathers.
   Mr. S. J. Palmatier, of Fulton, has leased the east end of the Wickwire building on Railroad street, and will do stencil and electric work and general jobbing.
   A large number of persons from Harford and Virgil were in Cortland on Thursday of last week, attending the law suit in regard to the will of the late Jeffry Teed, of Harford.
   Richard Morris, who has been in the employ of John Garrity for a number of years past, has bought E. A. Brown’s trucking outfit and will do business for himself hereafter.
   The new reading rooms of the Cortland Democratic Club are open every week day evening. They are located on the second floor of the Miller bock, and are very cosy and comfortable.
   The Cortland Lumber Company have consolidated with two large concerns in the same business in northern Georgia, and their mills will soon be moved from Michigan to that State.
   While playing in a barn between Homer and Cortland, last Sunday, the little son of Mr. E. J. Riley, of the Commercial hotel, fell and broke his left arm and received several bruises besides. Dr. Hughes was called and reduced the fracture.
   Mrs. G. L. Williams, 125 Clinton Ave., has an orange tree, which has 25 ripe oranges on it. Mrs. Williams also has a lemon tree which has a number of perfect lemons hanging on its branches, which will be ripe in April.
   Do not fail to see and hear the Esquimaux lady [Miss Krarer], dressed in her native costume. A very good idea of the Esquimaux can be obtained from this little woman, who, at the age of 31 years, is only 40 inches in height and weighs 120 pounds.
   Mr. O. A. Kinney, assignee of the firm of P. H. & D. McGraw, has filed a schedule of the assets and liabilities in the County Clerk's office. The liabilities foot up $92,598.50. The nominal assets are stated at $28,369.36, and the actual assets at $19,038.36. With good luck, the assignee, who is a good business man, may be able to pay from 10 to 15 cents on the dollar.
   Rev. Lewis N. Beaudry, Chaplin of this department of the Grand Army of the Republic of this State will deliver a lecture in the Universalist church in this place, Thursday evening, Feb. 27th, 1890. Subject, "Memories of Libby Prison."

Farmers' Institute.
   A Farmers' Institute will be held in Marathon, March 5 and 6, under the auspices of the State Agricultural Society. The farmers and citizens of Marathon are making extensive preparations for entertaining their friends. Questions and discussions will be in order after each address and all are urged to participate. The following is the programme:
WEDNESDAY, 10:30 A. M.
Welcome—D. B. Tripp President of Marathon.
Response—A member of State Agricultural Society.
Farming a Paying and Desirable Occupation— Jas. H. Tripp, Marathon.
Care of Dairy cows—J. F. Converse, Woodbine.
Another Year with Silage—Julius E. Rogers, Binghamton.
The Sheep Industry—How to make money in it—J. S. Woodward, Lockport.
What of the Morning?—Mrs. J. L. Smith, Marathon.
A Tribute to the Farmer—A poem—Miss Nettie C. Clark, Marathon.
Farm Life—Col. Geo. D. Wheeler, Deposit.
Care of Milk in Cheese Making—Geo. A. Smith, Cheese Instructor, Dairy Commission.
The Tax on Oleomargarine—Wrong, impracticable and in the end, detrimental to the Dairymen—M. A. Maynard, Freetown.
How to Increase the Profits of the Dairy—Geo. T. Powell, Ghent.
The Breeding of Horses by Farmers—George P. Squires, Marathon.
Feeding for Best Milk—F. D. Curtis, Kirby Homestead.
   The institute will be held at the Opera House, and will be promptly called at the time advertised, and it is hoped a large audience will be present at the opening session. A question box will be provided, which will be opened at the beginning of each session; If you don't see what you want, ask for it.

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