Saturday, July 30, 2016


The Cortland Democrat, Friday, November 4, 1892.

A Short Tariff Lesson.
   Two years ago this fall, one Chas. W. Smith came to Cortland and bought the Cortland Dally Message, and after changing its name to the Cortland Daily Journal began to boom the paper. Its circulation increased quite rapidly and the proprietor of the Cortland Standard became frightened. So badly frightened was he, that in March last he commenced the publication of a daily edition of the Standard with the avowed determination of driving the Journal from the field, but all his efforts seemed to result in increasing the subscription list of the Journal. Both papers were served to subscribers at the fair price of three dollars per year and both concerns were losing money.
   Competition between these journals waged fierce and strong for several months and finally the Standard purchased the Journal and consolidated the two papers.
   After having the field all to itself for a couple of months, the Standard raised the price of subscription to five dollars per annum. Why? Simply because competition had ceased to exist. It was the only daily paper published in the county. The people demanded a daily and the Standard could supply the demand but it wouldn't do it at the old price. It had a corner on the home market and it proposed to pinch the people and it did. Isn't it plain enough that the market is controlled entirely by the law of supply and demand? Would the Standard have dared to raise the price of subscription from three dollars to five with a competitor in the field that was adhering to the former price?
   Certainly not. It has gobbled up all competition, formed a trust or combination, and the farmer, mechanic and laboring man must come to terms and pay an exorbitant price or go without a city daily. It is the same with all of America’s infant industries. When one man or a firm engages in manufacturing which proves profitable, others very soon enter the field and competition begins. To make sales, prices have to be cut and additional facilities added in order to turn out double and tribble [sic] the amount of goods to keep the profit up to the original standard and many times, competition becomes so fierce that trusts and combinations are formed, the output reduced and prices raised exorbitantly.

The Cortland Steam Laundry Goes Up in Smoke—Several Persons Narrowly Escape—Loss Between $10,000 and $20,000.
   At about 12:15 last Friday night, as Mr. Carlos Coleman, manager of the Cortland Steam Laundry was about retiring, he thought he detected the smell of smoke. His sleeping room is in the residence of Mr. H. C. Beebe, immediately adjoining the laundry and instead of going to bed he went to the office to search for the cause. Passing from there into the engine room he opened the door into the carpet room, when a cloud of smoke and flame struck him in the face singing his mustache and eye brows. He aroused Mr. and Mrs. Beebe, several Normal students who had rooms there and his brother Charles J., all of whom slept in the second story of the house. They were all obliged to descend by sliding down a grape vine on the east side of the house.
   Mr. C. J. Coleman got out upon the roof and was so blinded by the smoke that he fell from the roof striking on the railing of the porch, bruising him quite severely. A German girl by the name of Rosa Sager, who works for Mr. Beebe, was nearly wild with fright and screamed loudly. Mr. Coleman, notwithstanding his bruises climbed up a grape vine and helped her down to the ground.
   The alarm was sent in from box 312, corner Clinton-ave. and Washington St., and the firemen, many of whom were at Hitchcock hose fair at the armory, were soon on the ground. They worked hard but it was more than two hours before they extinguished the flames. Fifty-seven baskets and three hundred bundles of clothes, all ready for delivery, were burned. The Emeralds had water first and Orris hose threw the second stream.
    The buildings and machinery belonged to Leroy Cole and cost about $15,000. The machinery was ruined.  Mr. Cole had insurance of $6,800. Coleman Brothers had $1,025 insurance and Mr. Beebe had $1,200. In neither case will the insurance cover the loss. It is supposed that the fire started in the barn which joins the laundry and carpet cleaning works. About 1000 yards of carpet, belonging to citizens, was burned.
   The burning of the laundry is a great loss to Cortland, as it was doing a large business, which was constantly increasing.

Prohibition Mass Meeting.
   The Prohibition mass meeting held in the Cortland Opera House, Wednesday evening, Oct. 28, was well attended. The audience was largely composed of Democrats and Republicans, Mr. W. B. Stoppard acting as chairman. Prof. Alpha H. Morrill, the Prohibition candidate for Member of Congress for this district, made a very acceptable speech and was followed by Rev. T. J. Bissell, D. D., who very ably discussed the issues of the campaign from the Prohibition standpoint. The prohibitionists are so well pleased with the impression made at this meeting that they do not propose to make any further efforts in the way of speeches.

Every Voter Read This.
   It is supposed that every voter knows that he does not vote directly for Presidential Candidates, he votes for Presidential electors who meet, after election, and go through the formality of selecting a President in accordance with the expressed will of the people. There will be no way of distinguishing the Republican from the Democratic official ballots except by the names, and neither Harrison's or Cleveland's name will be upon any ballot. The voter who desires to cast a ballot for Cleveland and Stevenson will cast the official ballot having at its head the names which are found at the beginning of the column of this page of THE DEMOCRAT. Voters should familiarize themselves with the leading names on these tickets. The official ballot which begins with the names of William Steinway and Richard Croker is the ballot that will count for Cleveland and Stevenson.

   >Be sure that the names of William Steinway and Richard Croker head the list of names on your electoral ticket.
   >In strict accordance with the eternal fitness of things, the Prohibition ticket will be found occupying a conspicuous place in the advertising columns of the Anti-Saloon Standard.[Satire.]
   >Last year potatoes were low, because there was a big crop. This year potatoes bring a good price because the crop is a light one. What influence has the McKinley bill had on the price of potatoes?
   >It required a strong traction engine to drag four wagon loads of Republicans from Whitneys’ Point to a Republican mass meeting at Lisle recently. A good bit of extra steam is necessary to drag them out this year.
   >Hon. Dewitt C. Littlejohn, a prominent figure in the business and political world for many years, died at his home in Oswego last week. He was speaker of the Assembly for several terms and was one of the projectors and for several years president of the Oswego—Midland railway.
   >Investigation shows that in the towns of Onondaga County, outside of the city, many more names were registered on the first day than the canvass calls for. For instance in the first district of Clay, the canvass showed 186 Democrats and 248 Republicans making a total of 484. There were registered 192 Democrats only, six more than the canvass called for, and 335 Republicans, an excess of 84 over the canvass. There is no question but that the Republicans have caused these fictitious names to be placed on the registry with the intent to have a gang of repeaters vote on the names. These repeaters from Pennsylvania will swear their votes in and they will have to be taken and counted. We hope our Democratic friends in Onondaga have taken measures to have these names erased from the lists. The other towns in Onondaga county have about the same number of fraudulent names on the list.
   >H. C. Frick and Carnegie & Co. have raised an immense corruption fund amounting to about $2,000,000, which is to be used in purchasing votes for Harrison. This ought to be enough to drive every mechanic and laboring man from the party. If the election of Harrison will benefit Frick, Carnegie & Co., it will surely work to the injury of the workingman.
   >The Standard is never interesting except when it starts out to falsify the facts. It never fails to get there when it sets out. The latest that has come to our notice, is its account of the ruction [sic] that the Republican clubs of this place participated in on their trip to hear "our Chauncey" at Ithaca last Monday. The Standard claims that the members were set upon by a crowd of Democratic toughs while in that city, their white hats knocked off and their heads badly bruised. The facts gathered from some of those who went to Ithaca are as follows: There was no one at the depot to meet the boys when they arrived and they walked down the hill into the city. It was Halloween night and the High school and Cornell students, a large majority of whom are Republicans, were out for a lark. Seeing the white hats of the strangers they aroused themselves by knocking them off. Some of the more bumptious visitors took offense at the treatment and the fun resulted in a row, wherein sticks and stones were quite freely used. Later two or three toughs joined the students in the general melee. There was no politics in it and no Democrat had anything to do with it. The students are nearly all Republicans and the shindy was participated in on both sides, mainly by persons of that political persuasion. The attempt of the Standard to lay their family disturbance to Ithaca Democrats, is both characteristic and disgusting.

Friday, July 29, 2016


The Cortland Democrat, Friday, October 28, 1892.

Election Notice.
   The Inspectors of Election in each election district of the town of Cortlandville will meet (as a board of registry) at the polling place in their district Saturday, October 22, and 29, 1892, from 9 o'clock in the forenoon to 9 o'clock in the evening of those days, for the purpose of registering all persons legally qualified to vote in that district at the next general election, Nov. 8, 1892:
   District No. 1, Warren Block Hall, McGrawville, N. Y.
   District No. 2, Daniel O'Connell's barn, 115 Railroad–st., Cortland, N. Y.
   District No. 3, H. C. Beebe's barn, 75 Clinton-ave., Cortland, N. Y.
   District No. 4, Watrous Livery barn, 22 Clinton-ave., Cortland, N. Y.
   District No. 5, Warner Rood's barn, 16 Madison-st., Cortland, N. Y.
   District No. 6, Ellsworth's Carpenter shop, Lincoln-ave., Cortland, N. Y.
   District No. 7, Firemen's Hall, Main-st., Cortland, N. Y.
   District No. 8, Geo. Allport shop, 115 Tompkins-st., Cortland, N. Y.
  In order to vote you must be registered, and to be registered Saturday, October 29, the last day, you must be present in person before the board. (29w3)

Caroline Scott Harrison
The Highest Lady in the Land is Dead.
   WASHINGTON, Oct. 25.—Mrs. Harrison is dead. The end came at 1:40 this morning. For the grief-stricken watchers the night seemed to pass slowly. Mr. Harrison was restless and nervous.
   The president and family were at the bedside for twenty-four hours. About 12:30 o'clock, while Dr. Gardner sat by Mrs. Harrison's side with his fingers lightly pressed to her pulse, his practiced hand discerned a noticeable weakness of the hearts action, followed almost immediately by a slight decrease of respiration. He notified the grief-stricken family grouped around the couch that the end was very near.
   This intelligence had a most depressing effect upon the president, who had been in constant attendance on his afflicted wife for over nine hours, and he sustained himself with the greatest difficulty.
   An hour and ten minutes later she passed away. It was a moment of supreme grief to her husband.
   Over all the government offices and over the hotels and many of the business buildings the flags were at half mast. From the hour when the White House was closed, following the death of Mrs. Harrison, quiet had reigned until the usual time for opening the mansion. President Harrison retired and obtained some rest. When he reappeared this morning he bore himself with the calmness and fortitude that comes from dependence upon a higher power and a resignation to the mandates of His will.
   Telegrams of condolences from the Pope of Rome, Queen Victoria, ex-President and Mrs. Cleveland, and many other noted persons, were received soon after the sad event occurred.
   Two presidents and the wives of two presidents have died in the White House. The first death was that of the grand-father of President Harrison "Old Tippecanoe," "the hero of North Bend," oldest of the presidents, which occurred April 4th, 1841, one month to a day after his inauguration as president. The second death was that of the wife of President John Tyler, the headstrong successor of Gen. Harrison, in the fall of 1842. July 9, 1850, Gen. Zachary Taylor died in the executive mansion.
   Wedding ceremonies have been held and deaths of children of presidents have happened in the interim, but the venerable structure has not been shrouded in mourning for a woman for over fifty years.

Annual Meeting.
   The annual meeting of the stockholders of the San Rafael Mining and Milling company for the election of directors, will be held in the company's office in Cortland, N. Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1892. The polls of said election will be open from 1 to 2 o'clock P. M.
   (31w2)  B. B. JONES, Secretary.
   Cortland, N. Y. Oct. 17, 1892.

Annual Meeting.

   The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Cortland-Honduras Mining Association for the election of directors, will be held in the company's office in Cortland, N. Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1892. The polls of said election will be open from 10 to 11 o'clock A. M.
   (31w2)  B. B. JONES, Secretary.
   Cortland, N. Y., Oct. 17. 1892.

Cortland Rural Cemetery.
   The annual meeting of the lot owners of Cortland Rural cemetery will be held at Judge Eggleston's office, November 7th, 1892, at 7 o'clock P. M., at which time three trustees will be elected in place of A. L. Cole, A. D. Blodgett and C. P. Walrad, whose several terms of office will expire on that day; and any other business that may properly come before the meeting will receive attention.
   E. A. FISH, Secretary   (32w2)

To the Ladies.
   I wish to announce to the ladies of Cortland that I have a preparation that has long been wanted. Something that will keep curls and frizzes. I have a liquid of my own preparation which has had a thorough trial. It will not injure the hair and it is very easy to apply. Just dampen the hair with curlette and then curl or frize, and the hair will keep in curl for one week, and water or snow will not straighten it out.
   I also have a preparation which I will warrant to keep the hair from falling out. I have several customers who will testify to its merits. I also have a preparation for your face, Lilac Cream, to be used after shaving; stops all smarting, kills the soap, and is very fine for chapped hands, sore lips or roughness of the skin. These goods are of my own preparation, and I have given them a thorough trial. Any person using them can feel perfectly safe, as they are in no way injurious. The goods can be found at my barber shop, No. 9 R. R. street, or at my house, No. 70 Maple Ave. extension.
   W. H. CLAVELL, Prop'r,
   Grand Central Barber Shop,
   Cortland, N. Y.

Normal School News.
   During the absence of Dr. Cheney, Prof. Hendrick has been acting principal. The three departments of the Normal did themselves credit in the parade on Columbus day. One of the taking features of the parade was the novel appearance of the Gamma Sigma Fraternity in mortarboards, a custom which has never before been introduced into this school; the Y. M.'s had to admit that it was somewhat of a surprise and also that they were not "in it" for that afternoon.
   It is expected that a large bulletin board will be placed in the chapel, which will include the school bulletins and those of the four societies.
   Carpenters are at work in the third story of the old building, finishing the woodwork in the laboratories.
   It is reported the roof of the Opera House was raised three inches as a result of the Gamma Sig. yell on Columbus day.

   If you are not registered you cannot vote.
   Try a glass of hot soda water at Brogden's.
   A full list of the candidates of all the parties will be found on our sixth page.
   The Western Union telegraph office will be open until 9 P. M. until after the election.
   Mr. Lauren Stone will give a temperance lecture at the Universalist church, Sunday evening. All seats are free. Everybody invited.
   The regular meeting of the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society will be held at the chapel of the Presbyterian church on Friday at 3:30 o'clock P.M. Subject, "Persia."
   Mr. C. N. Tyler, the Elm-st. grocer, is dialing receiving new goods which he offers to his customers at very low prices. Goods delivered to any part of the village. Remember the place, 37 Elm Street.
   One hundred Cortland "baldheads" attended the show given by May Davenport's Burlesque company [at Keator Opera House--CC editor] in Homer, last Saturday evening. By special request we refrain from publishing a list of names of those who were present.
   The remains of Martin Kelly, who was killed by the cars at Sayre, Pennsylvania, were brought to this place Tuesday evening by special train, and taken to his home on Winter street. The funeral was held Thursday morning at St. Mary's church.
   Everybody invited to attend the Prohibition mass meeting to be held at the Opera House, Friday evening, Oct. 28th, to be addressed by Rev. T. J. Bissell, D. D., and Prof. A. H. Morrill. Singing by the Prohibition quartette. Everybody welcome.
   Mr. O. W. Walter has taken possession of the south store in the Carpenter block on North Main street, which gives him the entire front on first floor of the building. He has a fine stock of pianos and other musical goods which he will be pleased to show to all who may favor him with a call.
   Mrs. Charles N. Conine had her husband arrested and brought before Justice Bull last week, on the charge of refusing to support her. He was required to give a bond in the sum of $400 for the support of his wife and child, in default of which he was sent to jail. Conine's defence [sic] was that the complainant was not his wife.
   Messrs. Fitzgerald & Kellogg's stallion, Waterloo, reduced her race record at Hornellsville, last week, to 2:191/4, and Mr. Kellogg's three-year-old mare. Benedicta, by Waterloo, reduced her race record to 2:29 1/2. The Honorable L. J. Fitzgerald's mare, Wilkie Wonder, reduced her race record at the same place to 2:28 1/2, and his young mare, Halo, got a race mark of 2:24 1/4. Cortland flyers are surely coming to the front.