The Cortland Democrat, Friday, April 25, 1890.
A MATRIMONIAL SENSATION.
An Auburn Girl Runs Away With and Marries Her Coachman.
AUBURN, N. Y., April 11, 1890.—Annie H. Gould, daughter of the late Thomas Gould, a noted young society woman and graduate of Wells college, has run away with and married George L. Winters, her coachman.
The couple left Aurora, March 18, and came to Auburn where they were married by Rev. F. H. Hinman, pastor of Calvary Presbyterian church. After the ceremony the pair went to the Radney house, where they remained until the next day, when the groom was sent with a letter from the bride to her mother, conveying the intelligence of their marriage and asking forgiveness and the maternal blessing.
After the delivery of the letter Winters took the next train for Auburn to join his bride. On his arrival at the hotel he found her relatives in consultation with her. The meeting was not a pleasant one, the result of it being the separation of the newly married couple.
The bride is a niece of Col. E. D. Woodruff, of this city, and before she left this city on the day following her marriage she executed a deed to him as trustee to all her right, title and interest in the estate of the late James Gould of whom she was an heir. The deed gives Col. Woodruff the power to dispose of her interest in the estate and invest the proceeds as he sees fit.
It is said Winters last saw his bride on the night of the 20th and the last trace of her that can be found here is that she was seen at the New York Central depot just before the arrival of the train from the west at twenty-five minutes of twelve on that night in company with her brother. The next day Winters went to the family residence near Aurora in search of her, but was assured she was not there. He returned to this city and renewed the search, but in vain. Since then he visited Aurora once, but did not see his wife.
All kinds of rumors are afloat as to her whereabouts, and one is to the effect that she had been placed in an asylum by her relatives. Then, again, she is said to be at her mother's house and that it has been arranged that she will rejoin her husband and they will settle on a farm in the west.
Winters is thirty-three years old, a widower with a little son. He is an ordinary man, with no accomplishments whatever. He wears a long black moustache under a big nose, and would not attract notice except for his uncouth manners. For the past few months he had been employed at the home of the bride's parents in the capacity of coachman, and in that capacity had been thrown in Miss Gould's society to a considerable extent. The intimacy which gradually ripened into love was unnoticed by the family of the girl and the announcement of the clandestine marriage shocked them greatly.
A cloud burst near Ithaca at 7 o'clock Friday evening caused freshets in the southern and eastern sections of the county, carrying away many bridges and the dam to the upper reservoir of the city water works. The lower section of the city was inundated to an extent precluding the passage of trains on the Lehigh Valley, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, and Lake Shore roads until nearly noon Sunday.
The Delaware, Lackawana and Western bridge, near Caroline Station, was washed out, but travel was not impeded, as passengers were transported around the washout.
The waters are rapidly subsiding. The other sections of the county suffered no damage.
Caught at Last.
Stewart & White's general store at Locke was burglarized again last Thursday night. A clue was got to the burglar by the foot prints in the snow which led to a barn west of Moravia, where one Eugene Decker of Auburn, was found concealed, with some of the stolen property upon his person.
A search of his home in Auburn resulted in finding a revolver corresponding to one stolen from the Moravia post office a short time ago. This will connect him with the burglaries in that village and he is also suspected of committing the burglaries which have occurred in surrounding towns during the past few months and in going through the Owasco Lake cottages. He at one time conducted a musical store in Auburn, and claims to be a son of Decker, the New York piano manufacturer. He was held in $1,000 ball.—Dryden Herald.
Eagle Horse Commits Murder.
OMAHA, Neb., April 5.—A young Indian named Eagle Horse, yesterday shot and killed Frank E. Lewis, a school teacher at Pine Ridge agency, and then committed suicide. Lewis was going home from school on horseback, when Eagle Horse stepped out from ambush and shot him in the back of the head. After committing the murder, Eagle Horse met some other Indians, to whom he said he felt that he was going to die, and wanted the white to go with him. He then shot himself. Lewis formerly lived in Omaha.
TOMPKINS.—The machinery for Ithaca's new horseshoe factory is expected to arrive this week.
A. Miller was shot and killed recently in New Mexico. It appears that he went with an officer to arrest a person, and in the attempt was shot. He formerly lived in Danby, and was well known throughout this section.
The assignee of the Ithaca Organ Co. recently held an auction sale of doubtful notes and accounts, at Ithaca, and during one day the company's interest in nearly $100,000 of notes and accounts was sold, from which one hundred dollars in all was realized.
A carp, the first one ever seen in local waters, was caught near the steamboat dock in Ithaca, Sunday. It is known that ponds in the interior of this county have been stocked with these fish, and it is supposed this specimen was washed over into a tributary of the Inlet by the recent high water.
Ever since the series of burglaries in Danby last fall, in which Josiah Fulkerson and his son Orra were implicated, the officers have been on the lookout for the latter. The old man was captured, jailed and indicted, but the young crook got out of the county and succeeded in eluding the officers until he was located near Elmira this week, where he was arrested under a warrant charging him with burglary. He was brought back to Ithaca and is now behind the bars of the county jail.
If You Want To Be Loved.
Don't find fault.
Don't believe all that you hear.
Don't jeer at anybody's religious belief.
Don't repeat gossip, even if it does interest a crowd.
Don't underrate anything because you don't possess it.
Don't go untidy on the plea that everybody knows you.
Don't contradict people, even if you're sure you are right.
Don't conclude that you have never had any opportunities in life.
Don't believe that everybody else in the world is happier than you.
Don't be inquisitive about the affairs of even your most intimate friend.
Don't be rude to your inferiors in social position.
Don't over or under dress.
Don't get in the habit of vulgarizing life by making light of the sentiment of it.
Don't express a positive opinion unless you perfectly understand what you are talking about.
Don't try to be anything else but a gentlewoman—and that means a woman who has consideration for the whole world, and whose life is governed by the golden rule: "Do unto others as you would be done by."
Three Classes of Married Women.
They were discussing a certain clever and well-known married woman, who is prominent alike for her business and social successes, says the N. Y. Evening Sun.
"How does she write her name?" asked a bright-faced listener from another State.
"Let me see," mused one of the group. "I believe she always writes Mary W. Smith."
"Then she isn't 'advanced,' and she still loves her husband," said the first.
"What do you mean?" half a dozen women demanded at once.
"Just this," was the answer. "The married woman of to-day is of three classes— the woman who puts her husband and his interests first, the woman who considers her individuality and interests of equal importance with her husband's, and the woman who considers that her interests should dominate his. The first woman considers the name of her husband's family alone amply honorable and dignified, and writes her name as your friend does. The second adds her husband's name to her own family name and writes ' Mary White Smith.' The third writes the family names with a hyphen between them and wishes to be known as Mary White-Smith.' The first woman is conservative; the second, progressive; the third, 'advanced.'"