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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, April 1, 1892.

Is She a Fraud?

   Miss Olaf Krarer has entertained pleased audiences in Norwich and elsewhere [Cortland] in this vicinity with her graphic story of life in East Greenland, and her escape with her family from that isolated country. The New York Sun says Miss Krarer is believed to be a fraud. At Winnipeg, where over one thousand Icelanders are settled, no stock is taken in her statements, and in an article which appeared in the Winnipeg Tribune, of the 4th inst., it is stated that the woman is said to have been formerly a resident of Manitoba, of Icelandic descent, exceptionally small in stature, who left the province some years ago with an American family, and has since resided in the United States.
   The editor of an Icelandic paper published at Winnipeg says the woman's story is an old fake, he having some three years ago reprinted the principal portion of her lecture, to show the kind of mendacious rubbish that was circulated among the people of the United States. Even Miss Krarer's comments on Iceland were erroneous. The Sun has invited Miss Krarer or any of her friends to furnish proofs of her story, but as yet has received no reply.—Chenango Union.

A Brilliant Wedding.
   On Wednesday evening a large party of invited guests assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Busby on North Main-st., to witness the marriage ceremony of their daughter, Anna Miller Busby, to Mr. George H. Kennedy, also of Cortland. The rooms were tastefully decorated with smilax, palms and cut flowers, and incandescent lights lent a lustrous splendor to the occasion. The bride was dressed in cream white faille silk, her only ornament being the groom's gift, handsome diamond ear-rings. She carried an elegant bouquet of bridal rose in her hand. Rev. J. L. Robertson officiated. The ushers were Messrs. F. J. Peck, B. W. Rood, T. N/ McCarthy and F. L. Perry. Miss Jennie Humes and Master Eddie Greene acted as pages. Mr. Will T. Busby, brother of the bride, was groomsman, and Miss Minnie Brownell acted as bridesmaid. The bride’s father gave the bride away.
   A reception followed the ceremony, after which delicious refreshments were served. Dancing came nest and was indulged in until quite a late hour to the music of Mangang's orchestra.
   Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy left on the 11:20 P. M. train south for a short bridal tour.
   The following guest from out of town were present: Syracuse, Mrs. Marguerette Nye, Mr. F. K. McFall, and Masters Eddie and Bert Greene; Homer, Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Waters, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Foster, Miss Fannie Brockway, Miss Coral Bates, Mr. Lester Bennett and Miss Francis Pierce; Truxton, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hacket and son Robert, Mrs. Burdett Pierce and Misses Millie and Bertha Pierce; Cazenovia, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Bernard; Marathon, Miss Mary B. Adams and Miss Satie Lyman; New York, Mr. W. T. Bushby; Baldwinsville, Mr. R. M. Skeele.
   Mr. Kennedy is one of Cortland's most promising young business men, and the bride is a charming and admirable young lady who has host of friends here.The good wishes of all will be with them in the future and the DEMOCRAT joins in the hope that their lives may always be cast in pleasant places.
   A very beautiful wedding took place last Thursday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Livingston, 137 Railroad street. The contracting parties were Miss Catherine Livingston and Mr. Thomas Henry Bell. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. W. Carr, pastor of the Universalist church, in the presence of a goodly company of friends and relatives. The wedding gifts were numerous and handsome. The united couple at once begin the formation of a home and the well wishes of a large circle of friends speed them onward in their course.

   There are 509 Indians on the Onondaga reservation.
   A quilt is owned in Unadilla with 6,489 pieces in it.
   The coal industry of the country employs 300,000 men.
   Miles Fellows of Tully broke a bone in his arm by a recent fall.
   General Thomas Petrie, of Peterboro, died the 15th, aged 88 years.
   Syracuse's charter election cost $12,000, or about 66c for every vote.
   It is estimated that the maple sugar bounty will take $1,500,000.
   Max Strakosch, the famous impresario, died in New York, Thursday.
   The people of the United States spent $450,000,000 last year for shoes.
   Senator Stanford has refused an offer of $110,000 for the stallion Advertiser.
   The Excelsior Tooth Co., of Whitney's Point are to move their business to Fort Wayne, Ind.
   The American vessel, Indiana, laden with supplies for the starving Russians, received a splendid reception at Libau.
   Charles Shaw, of Portland, Me., widely known as "Steeple Jack," while repairing the spire of a church at South Livermore, Thursday morning, fell from the top and was instantly killed.
   The "day of rest" among Christians is Sunday; with the Greeks, Monday; Persians, Tuesday; Assyrians, Wednesday; Egyptians and Jesids, Thursday; Turks, Friday; and Jews Saturday.
   At a meeting of the holders of the Standard Oil trust certificates, held at the office in New York, Monday, a resolution to terminate the agreement forming the trust was adopted by a very large majority. The dissolution of the trust is not looked upon as an indication that the Standard Oil Company is going out of business.

   The Cortland Standard prophesies that David B. Hill will soon be "nothing but a small account Senator, then only a private Democratic citizen, and then…?" Our local prophet may be correct but the fact remains, that in either capacity, every move Senator Hill makes is watched by our Republican friends, and has the effect of throwing every member of the party into a serious attack of political jim-jams.

   The Daily Journal is having an awful good time making promises of wonderful improvements soon to be inaugurated in its household which shall redound to the benefit of its readers. If these promises, which have been made from time to time within the past sixteen months, had ever matured some reliance might be placed upon them. Its neighbor, the Daily Standard seems to be content with publishing a column or so of flattering notices of itself, clipped from its exchanges. Whether these notices are spontaneous or solicited makes very little difference to the public, but the DEMOCRAT may be pardoned for saying, that the Standard readers would be better pleased, if its corps of editors had displayed the same amount of energy in gathering genuine news to fill the space occupied by the notices, that they have exercised to obtain the compliments. Meanwhile the DEMOCRAT is pleased to furnish its readers with all the news, in a condensed and readable form, permitting its neighbors to occupy the entire braggadocio field.


   Today is All Fools' day. Don't be caught napping.
   Mr. M. J. Muncy has opened a plumbing shop on Moore street.
   A bill introduced in the Legislature makes it the duty of every town clerk to appoint a deputy.
   Vreeland's Minstrels, said to be a superb organization, will appear in Cortland Opera House to-night.
   The fish and game laws of New York State have been amended so that the open season for trout will begin April 15th.
   Porter Crittenden, of Cincinnatus, has purchased the trotting stallion, "Colonel Taylor,'' formerly owned by the late A. E. Perry, of Geneva.
   An acre of land in Homer planted to tobacco by O. Goodchild, last season, yielded 9,000 pounds of first quality, worth 20 to 23 cents per pound.
   L. D. C. Hopkins & Son are first in the field with early vegetables. Some delicious radishes of their raising graced the editor's table last Monday.
   Mr. J. R. Hathway has purchased the buildings on the Union Free School site on Railroad-st., for $175, and will move one of them on his premises to be used as a barn. The others are for sale.
   If you see an innocent looking brown paper parcel lying on the walk don't pick it up. It contains nothing but a brick, and a dozen wicked urchins are waiting around the corner to laugh at you.
   H. H. Pomeroy will move his stock of goods, Monday, April 4th, to 51 Main St., where he will open with a new and complete line of Dry Goods. The opening day will be announced later. Give him a call.
   Hiram Shaw of Summer Hill, cut his throat with a razor, last week Monday. He had been ill all winter, and was suffering from melancholia. He leaves a wife, an aged mother and two children.
   Messrs. Taylor & Harrington, of Homer, have been awarded the contract for building the new club house for the Sportsmen's club between this village and Homer. The building will be 12x24, with a veranda.
   Cut flowers will last three times as long if a little salt and charcoal is put in the vase of water. By stripping the leaves from the stem which stands in the water the life of the blossom is prolonged, as these leaves only vitiate the water. Every day at least the water should be changed, and the ends of the stalks snipped with a knife.
   The Y. M. C. A. club, on Tuesday, gave a pie festival The interest of the occasion centered on the person who could eat a whole pie the quickest. There were three prizes. Mr. Guy Wallace won the first in 2 minutes, 56 seconds. Mr. Geo. Waters second, in 5 minutes 6 seconds, ad Mr. Chas. Straat, 3d, in 5 minutes. 15 seconds.
   Frank A. Bickford, of Cortland, and General Manager Palmer, of Auburn, were in town last week, soliciting the purchase of tickets of the Empire State Telephone company. It is a condition of their extending the line from Cortland to Binghamton, through this place, that $500 worth of tickets be purchased. Of this amount Marathon was expected to furnish $350, and Cortland and Cincinnatus have agreed to furnish the balance.—Marathon Independent.
   An important change has been made in the regulations governing the competition for the State scholarships at Corned University. After the examination next June and until further notice, this examination will be in following subjects: Arithmetic, English, algebra, plane geometry, and either Latin, French or German. The requirements of one language is thus added, and the examinations in geography, physiology and American history are no longer to be demanded. This change is made for the reason that at least one language is now required for admission to the course in the university and frequently those holding State scholarships have come to the university, and failed on the entrance examination in the language chosen. The requirements for admission to the university remain unchanged.
   We were astonished as we read in last week's Homer Republican, "Congressman James J. Belden has decided to recommend Mr. Pembroke Pierce for the office of post master." We knew that H. W. Blashfield had circulated a petition and was said to have a majority of the Republican patrons of the office, and then some democrats receive mall there. His one term as Supervisor and over twenty years as Justice of the Peace certainly gave him "a business experience" which would enable him to perform the duties of the office to the satisfaction of its patrons. His zeal and fidelity to his party had been most severely tried but never found wanting. Once having been squarely nominated by a Republican caucus for Supervisor he was beaten by an independent nomination of a republican—the democrats not deserting their own nomination. At his next nomination the democrats lent him a friendly aid and he was elected. We were his competitor five times for Justice and never did he say or do an unkindly thing to beat us. He never kicked when his party maltreated him. His political forbearance almost ceased to be a virtue. Yet now in a time of need he asks for this recognition of his faithful services and is beaten by one with whom at least once if not twice we have voted on national issues and we never voted a republican ticket. There was some power behind the throne in this county that has produced the result and we surmise that a certain family alliance produced it. Most certainly "a live mule is more to be feared than a dead lion." Kickers always have and always will get better feed than the steady pullers—in either party.

   Several loads of potatoes were drawn to Moravia and Cortland last week.
   The Methodist church in this place has been opened and Rev. Charles Shurger of North Summer Hill will hold services there on Sunday afternoons. The church has been closed for two or three years.
   Mr. Hiram Shaw has been ill for some time and very much depressed in spirits. On Monday, March 21st, he went to the barn and when his wife, thinking he had been gone a long time, went to find him, he lay there dead with his throat cut. Dr. Westfall was called, but life was gone. His family were dependent on him for support.

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