Tuesday, March 29, 2016


The Cortland Democrat, Friday, November 27, 1891.

The Majority Will Rule.
(From the New York World, Nov. 24.)
   With the 1st of January the Democratic party in New York will have control of the Executive and both branches of the Legislature for the first time since 1883.
   The determination of the Board of Canvassers in the Dutchess Senatorial district that Mr. Osborne is elected, and the undoubted ineligibility of Mr. Sherwood in the Elmira district, will give control of the Senate to the Democrats, and the Assembly is secure.
   The fact is one of extraordinary importance. It gives the State again into the control of a majority of its citizens. It gives to the Democrats a great opportunity and imposes upon them a grave responsibility.
   It gives them opportunity to right many flagrant wrongs, to obey the Constitution, provide for a new re-enumeration of the people and make a reapportionment of legislative representation according to population, so that the million and a quarter of citizens now unrepresented shall have their fair share in legislation.
   It gives them opportunity to order the Constitutional Convention which the people have called for a majority of more than 300,000.
   It gives them opportunity to rearrange the Congressional districts fairly upon the basis of population as shown by the Federal census, as both law and justice require.
   It gives to the Democrats the opportunity to do all these acts of vital public necessity; it imposes upon them full responsibility for the just and equitable discharge of that duty.
   For the rest, the situation means freedom to enact laws, to repeal laws that work injustice and to correct defects in existing statutes.
   It means continued economy in government and low taxes for the people.
   It means home rule tor cities.
   It means Democratic legislation and Democratic government for a Democratic State. Justice, long delayed, is secured at last.
   The majority will rule!

   Glenn Weaver has just returned from a trip to Scranton, Pa.
   Miss Alida McLane of Solon visited her sister Saturday and Sunday.
   L. D. Finn, who has been visiting friends in Olean, Cattaraugus county, has returned home.
   Mrs. Charles Higgins of Cincinnatus has been spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Mary Smith.
   Commissioner Weaver has placed a new iron bridge across the creek at Taylor Center. The bridge was built by the Marathon Bridge Company.
   James Blanchard disposed of his cows and farming utensils at auction Thursday. Mr. Blanchard and wife, we are informed, expect to join their son in Baltimore in a short time.
   The storm of Monday afternoon was quite severe here blowing down trees and fences promiscuously. We hear the roof of the Pitcher Hotel was blown off at the same time.
   Taylor appears to be pretty well supplied with post offices, there being five within her bounds, viz: Union Valley, Taylor, Taylor Center, Taylor Valley and Mt. Roderick. What other town in the county can boast of so many?
   CALUMET. [pen name of local correspondent.]

   Commissioner Stillman visited our school Monday.
   Zack Seamans of Dryden was in town Sunday.
   Mr. Frank Vereau is clerking in Peck's shoe store at Cortland.
   Miss Susie Crain visited friends at McLean Friday and Saturday.
   Mr. John Seamans of Messengerville visited his parents Sunday.
   Mr. Warren Seager of Cortland visited his father and brother Sunday.
   Mr. Price Rounds went to New York Monday with a car load of stock.
   We had a hard rain storm Monday accompanied by thunder and wind.
   Mrs. Harry Ingraham and little daughter of Marathon are visiting her parents in town.
   Mrs. Frank Christman, who has been very sick for the past three weeks, is a very little better.
   There will be a union service Thanksgiving at the Baptist church. Preaching by the Rev. Mr. Smith.

   Mrs. Frank Higgins, of Cortland, visited friends here Tuesday.
   John Miller and wife, of Cortland, visited friends here lately.
   John McCarthy, of Syracuse, was in town several days last week.
   H. J. Bosworth and Henry Bliss have both put down new sidewalks.
   Dr. Van Hoesen intends to eat his Thanksgiving dinner with friends in Owego.
   It is reported that Robert Hall has received $8,000 from England. We trust the report is true.
   Miss Nellie Haneen has rented part of the M. E. parsonage and with two of her sisters is keeping house there.
   The wedding bells continue to chime. The happy pair joined in wedlock, Tuesday, by Father Joyce, were Mr. Daniel O'Shay and Miss Nora Barry.
   Anyone not acquainted with the result of breathing the vapor of alcohol, had better take note of how it worked upon one of our esteemed (esteamed) citizens.

   "Tete" Morse has stored his household goods with his brother at this place. He has secured employment in Cortland.
   Mrs. Sally Albro returned last week from Cuyler. She will make her home for the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Raymond.
   H. W. Blashfield has had a prosperous season of cider-making. He expects to finish up next week if he can get necessary storage.
   The leasee of "Farmer Thrifty's milk depot was in town last week trying to engage fifteen or twenty more cans of milk a day. They are paying 3 cents per quart this month.
   The R, R. Company are remodeling the depot, making it habitable for a family. It would be a great convenience now that we have been robbed of our telephone to have it made a full station.
   Gene, Bert and Will Perkins took a pot hunt through the brush last Saturday. They returned at evening with five rabbits and a partridge. The honors were easy—each having killed two.
   Fred Corl sells next Wednesday at the residence of the late Giles Corl, all his farming implements, four horses and eighteen fine young cows. He gives one year's credit on approved notes.
   Mr. and Mrs. Ira Fox, having completed their contract with Melvin Pratt, will be at home to their friends in Homer after next week. They are spending the intervening time with friends in Fabius. Mr. Fox has secured employment in Paul Billings' & Co. hay barn.

   Quarterly meeting next Sunday.
   Mrs. Isaac Foster is on the sick list.
   Miss Marietta Foster is having a run of fever.
   C. F. Bennett shipped a large invoice of dressed poultry to New York for Thanksgiving.
   Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Mynard expect to visit their daughter, Mrs. Frank Harris, at Skaneateles, the present week.
   The Ladies' Aid Society will be held with Mrs. Andrew Briggs, Friday afternoon and evening of this week. All are invited.
   Mr. Lafe Rose's sheep were worried by dogs, Sunday night last. This is the second time within two weeks. Result, two killed and two others badly bitten.
   The annual supper of Albright Grange, P. of H., will be given at Bennett Hall on the evening of Dec. 4th. Oysters and other delicacies will be served. Come everybody.

   CHENANGO.—Mrs. Frank Greene of Norwich fell down stairs and broke a leg, Tuesday morning.
   A Sherburne young lady is dieting exclusively on dog meat, prescribed as a remedy for consumption.
   J. E. Ackerman of Richfield Springs, has been appointed district deputy for this masonic district, in place of Horace E. Allen, deceased.
   David L. Sherwood, of Oxford, who dropped dead the other day, was one of nine brothers and the first to break the circle by death.
   The question of sewerage is again being agitated in Norwich village, and a petition is being circulated, asking the trustees to appoint a commission to take the preliminary steps towards the construction of sewers.
   Last Tuesday evening McVittie, who has made himself quite notorious, first by a midnight marriage to a farmer's daughter, whom he induced to run away with him, and for which offense he was arrested and lodged in jail and since was pronounced crazy by a commission and sent to the State Hospital at Binghamton and ran away from that, attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell in the jail at Norwich.
   A man by the name of Jeff Pixley, from Plasterville, has been employed as ostler in Hotel Daniels barn in Sherburne for the past month or so. On Wednesday he attempted to prematurely quit this mundane sphere by hanging himself with a rope in one of the stalls of the barn. He was rescued from his position after having had a good choking, and then attempted to cut himself with a knife. This was taken from him and Officer Thompson took him in charge. After a promise that he would not kill himself within the village limits, he was let go, and he started towards his former home. He had been on a prolonged debauch for several days and was on the verge of delirium. He says he was in trouble because his wife had left him. According to reports this should have been matter for congratulation.
   MADISON.—O. M. Knox, of Oneida, has patented a railway tie and a rail securing device.
   Fenton Webster, of Clockville, was struck in the neck by a spent rifle ball a few days ago.
   Therena Schaub, an Oneida girl of nine years, was badly scalded Tuesday on one limb and foot.
   The total Prohibition vote in this county was 580. The vote for the socialistic labor candidate was 124.
   Edward Spaulding, of Munnsville, was seriously hurt, the other day, by being kicked in the face and stomach by a horse.
   Dr. A. M. Holmes is serving his twenty-fifth term as supervisor, and his thirteenth consecutive term as chairman of the Madison County Board.
   James Maynard, who abducted Emma Putman from the Peterboro Home, was captured in Brookfield, Wednesday, and held for the grand jury.
   D. Hollenbeck, Jr., of Michigan, and J. R. Bixby, of Fenner, are digging for gold on W. W. Winchell's farm near Chittenango Falls. They are reopening a cave where native Indians claimed gold was found.
   A pitiful case of poverty and want was brought to light last week, when a civil process was brought against Mrs. Margaret Garrity, of Cazenovia, for non-payment of rent. Mrs. Garrity was deserted by her husband a few years ago, leaving her in destitute circumstances, and with three small children to care for. She has occupied a house on Burton street, owned by Mrs. Kate Arnold, and until last spring the town has paid her rent. Since that time it has refused to do so, and she has paid nothing herself. She also refused to move out, and it is claimed had burned up all the fence and part of the barn, a piece at a time, for fuel.
   TOMPKINS.—Dryden will decide the question of waterworks Dec. 1.
   Wm. Smith of Ithaca has bought the coal and produce business at Lake Ridge in Lansing.
   Cayuga lake was said to be lower the past week than any time before for twenty-five years.
   The manufacture of cutters is being pushed very lively these days at the shops of the Groton Carriage Co.
   J. I. Weeks of McLean has a position as postal clerk, on the Ithaca and Owego branch of the D., L. & W. railroad.
   From a large apple tree near his residence, in Groton, T. T. Barrows has picked, this fall, sixty crates of fruit They are of a sweet variety.
   The third annual convention of the College Association of the Middle States and Maryland will be held in Ithaca on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28.
   Philip Morgan of McLean has purchased a large amount of cider and is going to manufacture therefrom cider brandy; a business which he followed to some extent years ago.
   Arrangements are being completed for the manufacture, in Groton, of the rat trap invented by C. B. Trumble. It is an excellent device and not only catches, but kills at the same time.
   An intoxicated individual at Ithaca climbed upon the steam roller while the engineer was at dinner, the other day, and opened the throttle. The big machine started off and came near crushing into one of the stores on Aurora-street before the fellow could be gotten off.
   While William Holden was driving J. E. Van Natta's team in State-street, Ithaca, last Tuesday, the bolt holding the whiffletrees to the pole broke. The horses, a large powerful pair, sprang forward instantly, pulling the driver over the dashboard in a trice. The accident occurred opposite the postoffice. Holman clung to the lines and was dragged swiftly over the pavement to Cayuga-street, where he let go, realizing that it would be folly to hold on any longer. As it was, his arm was quite painfully injured. The horses were caught on Cayuga-street near Seneca.

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