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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, September 23, 1892.

An Enthusiastic Meeting.

   Last Wednesday evening a special meeting of the Cortland Democratic Club was held in their rooms in the Miller block. By invitation of the club, Franklin Pierce, Esq., of New York, formerly of this county, and until this year a life-long republican, was present and gave a stirring address upon the tariff question. Although Mr. Pierce labored under considerable disadvantage from fatigue, yet his remarks showed that he was familiar with the subject and he handled it in an able manner. He quoted statistics from records that made it plain to every one in the room, that the present system of a high protective tariff is a robbery, and pointed out the remedy. His remarks were listened to with marked attention for nearly two hours, and he was frequently interrupted by rounds of applause. At the close of his remarks, and on motion of Hon. S. S. Knox, a vote of thanks was tendered to Mr. Pierce.
   This was the opening of a series of addresses to be delivered before this club, and the initial number can be said to be a grand success. The room was crowded full and the interest manifested showed that the club members propose to work for victory. The preliminary work for the campaign has been under way for the past four months, and the club is now in full working order. The rooms will be supplied with all the leading daily papers and on Monday evening next will be thrown open to the public. A cordial invitation is extended to all voters to visit the club rooms each evening, and avail themselves of the opportunity to read up on the political topics of the day.
   A regular meeting of the club will be held this Friday evening at 8 o'clock, at which time there is to be important business transacted.
   Regular meetings of the club will be held every Friday evening at 8 o'clock, and the reading room will be open every evening, Sundays excepted, at 6:30.

A Painful Accident.
(From the Homer Republican.)
   Last Friday morning Mr. C. O. Newton met with a serious and painful accident while working in his barn on his land just north of this village. He was preparing to hang up his crop of tobacco, and with another man was standing on a staging near the peak of the barn over a hole in the second floor, or staging, through which hay is pitched into the bays on either side. While thus at work the staging on which they were standing broke, and Mr. Newton fell through the hole made in the floor and also through the aperture below to the barn floor, a distance of twenty feet or more. The large bone of his left leg was broken by the fall and his shoulder was badly bruised. He was immediately taken to his home and Dr. Bradford was summoned to set the broken bone.
   Mr. Newton is now doing as well as could be hoped under the circumstances, and will probably recover without sustaining permanent injury.


   >The Democrats of the Onondaga-Madison district have nominated Riley V. Miller, a prominent businessman of Syracuse for Congress. Mr. Miller is a first-class man and is very popular in Onondaga county and if he don't make it lively for Belden we shall be surprised. The nomination is a superb one in every respect. 
   >The Tippecanoe club, an infant organization gotten up for the purpose of fostering anything but an "infant industry," has voted to erect a wigwam on the Miller lot on Main street, provided the beneficiaries of the McKinley tariff will furnish sufficient protection to guarantee the trust engaged in the enterprise from loss, by reason of competition from the "cheap pauper labor of Europe." The building is to be 30x60 feet, made of best quality, protected hemlock, planed on one side, and is to be roofed with American tin, provided the supply equals the demand. After Nov. 8th, the building will be used as a storehouse for such "bulbous roots" as may have been raised by the "cheap pauper labor of Europe" and brought to this country as "ballast."
   >The republicans renominated Sereno B. Payne of Auburn for Member of Congress at their convention held in Geneva last Tuesday. The nomination was unanimously made. After the nomination Mr. Camp of Wayne offered a resolution that the representation in the next congressional convention be based on the presidential vote of 1892. Mr. Haines of Ontario offered as an amendment that the vote on State officers in 1893 be taken as a basis. The amendment was lost. Mr. Raines then moved another amendment making the congressional vote of 1892 the basis. Hon. R. T. Peck spoke in favor of the amendment, but it was voted down. Mr. E. E. Mellon of Cortland then offered as a substitute for the original resolution that each county have ten delegates in the next convention. This substitute went the way of all the proposed amendments and the convention adopted Mr. Camp's resolution. The delegates from Cayuga and Wayne then fixed the number of committeemen each county should be entitled to. Cayuga and Wayne were given two each and Cortland, Ontario and Yates, one each. Mr. Camp is a member of the State committee and fixed the present representation. In doing so he took care to give Wayne and Cayuga a majority of delegates and of course the two counties could do as they pleased with the other three. For about thirty years Cortland has enjoyed the privilege of being the tail to Onondaga's kite, and this decidedly pleasant predicament she will be permitted to enjoy while associated with her new neighbors.

Dynamite Broke Loose.
   HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 20.—At 2 o'clock this morning there was a terrific explosion on the New England division of the Philadelphia & Reading railroad, 3 miles west of New Hartford and 31 miles from this city. A freight train, consisting of ten cars bound for Hartford, was coming on a down grade. In the center of the  train was a car of dynamite and this exploded.
   Five cars of the train were blown to pieces and their contents scattered to the winds. Trees on both banks of the road were blown down and driven into the road bed. The track was torn up and a hole 20 feet in diameter and 10 feet deep was made in the road bed. A barn was destroyed.
   John Clark, a brakeman, was riding on top of the car of dynamite when it exploded. He was blown 120 feet and his clothes were ripped off him. He received a few slight bruises. William Stuart, another brakeman, was riding in the caboose and his face cut by broken window glass. The explosion was heard and felt for 35 miles.


   The Cortland Wagon Company is putting in an Edison electric light plant which will run 500 lights.
   Mr. W. S. Freer will give a social party at his hall in Higginsville, Friday evening, October 7th, 1892. Music by Daniel's orchestra. Bill, $1.25.
   A little girl named Quaits was badly bitten in the face on Wednesday at Harford, by a dog supposed to have the hydrophobia.—Marathon Independent.
   The regular semi-monthly mothers' meeting (west) will be held at the residence of Mrs. J. A. Lester, 170 Tompkins street, Thursday, Sept. 29th, at 3 P. M. Subject, "Occupations." All ladies are invited.
   The mothers' meeting (north) will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28th, at 3 o'clock, at the home of Mrs. P. A. Bunnell, 58 Fitz Ave. Subject, "Boyhood and Girlhood." All ladles are cordially invited.
   The delegates elected to represent this town in the Democratic County Convention to be held to-day are: S. S. Knox, D. W. Van Hoesen, W. C. Rockwell, Hugh Corcoran, E. D. Gates and W. W. Winter.
   If you want to have a good time go to the autumn sociable next Wednesday evening, Sept. 28, given by the Epworth League at the Homer Ave. Church, where you will get a piece of pumpkin pie, a doughnut, &c.
   Mr. W. H. Clavell, proprietor of the Grand Central barber-shop, has purchased the stock of the late Henry St. Peter in the Squires building, and will run the same as a branch. Mr. Albert Anderson, of Oswego, is in charge.
   Last Monday Hon. O. U. Kellogg sold a pair of mares by Cortland Wilkes to Mr. W. F. Halstead, of Scranton, superintendent of the D. L. & W. road for $1,000. The mares were pretty fast. They were shipped to Scranton on Tuesday.
   Last Sunday afternoon, while William Roche, with his sister and another lady, were driving down Homer Ave., the horse became frightened by a dog and shied into the streetcar track, throwing the occupants out. Fortunately they were not injured.
   Mrs. Fanny Rogers died at her home in Pavilion, N. Y. last Tuesday morning, aged 101 years. The deceased was in aunt of Dr. H. C. Gazlay, of Cortland, who made her a visit in June last, finding her able to be about the house and with mind and memory clear.
   Last week several of our correspondents' favors came to us after the paper had been printed. Two or three came this week just as the forms were about to be locked up. Our correspondents should mail their letters by Tuesday of each week in order to have them reach us in time.
   Chas. T. Ellis, the renowned German comedian, supported by an excellent company, will appear in Cortland Opera House next Wednesday evening, in his new play, "Count Casper." Sale of seats will open at Wallace & Co.'s., Saturday, Sept. 24th at 9 o'clock. Prices 50, 75 and $1.00.
   Some weeks since the DEMOCRAT published an account of the injuries received by Mr. E. C. Benedict, of this place, by falling through the elevator well in Garrison's store. Last Tuesday he suffered a refracture of the broken leg while attempting to walk with the aid of chairs. This misfortune will seriously retard his recovery.
   The proprietors of the Cortland Standard have recently purchased a Cox Duplex press that prints from the roll and is said to be capable of turning out from 3,600 to 5,000 four, six or eight-page papers per hour. This looks as if the Standard was flourishing, and we hope it is. If its political notions were healthy, it would be a good paper.
   Slight frost Tuesday morning.
   Mr. Elisha Clark is quite poorly.
   Miss Hattie Butts is teaching in the town of Taylor.
   Mr. Elias H. Butts has had a partial shock of paralysis.
   Corn is a good prop. Oats, potatoes and buck wheat not very heavy.
   Wm. Jenks, who has been in Ohio for several years, has returned home.
   The McConnell store is not open yet since the death of Mr. McConnell.
   Mr. William Hazard and wife, of New Hope, are visiting his brothers here.
   Mr. Ezra Knapp of Skaneateles is visiting his sister here, Mrs. Euretta Burdick.
   E. P. Burdick and M. G. Frisbie are in the city of Washington at the soldiers gathering.
   Rev. B. F. Ropers occupied the pulpit last seventh day for the first time since his recent accident.
   The great democratic wagon drawn by six horses went through here on its way to Glen Haven, but Cleveland wasn't in it.
   Mr. Jareg Babcock and wife, of this town, have been visiting his brother, Dr. Frank D. Babcock of Morrisville, Madison Co.
   Our butcher Mr. Ernest Clark, seems to be doing an immense business. Four beeves per week, beside porkers, chickens, &c.
   Deacon Eben Burdick and wife, of Allegany Co., were at church last seventh day. They were stopping with Mrs. Burdick's stepdaughter, Mrs. M. G. Frisbie.
   It is understood that Mr. H. I. Whiting goes out of partnership, and that hereafter Mr. Merton, Whiting, his son, will be sole proprietor. He went to Syracuse on business yesterday.
   Zan Brown of Syracuse, son of Stephen Brown of this town, is reported to be the champion bicycle rider of the world, having made a mile in about two minutes and eight seconds.
   Rev. D. H. Davis, returned missionary from China, will give stereoptic views of the wonders of China on Saturday evening, Sept. 24, at the S. D. B. Church in Scott. Admission 40 cents.

   Jack Frost made his first appearance Monday night.
   Dr. and Mrs. Hunt attended the printers picnic at Maple Bay last Saturday.
   Last Thursday morning a barn belonging to Mr. Miles Tully was destroyed by fire.
   Mr. Bert Spore and his mother, of Syracuse, are spending a few days with relatives in town.
   Mr. Eugene Van Hoesen is about to move into the house recently occupied by Miss Gertrude Hollenbeck.
   Mr. Elmer Green went to Syracuse on Tuesday to purchase goods, and will soon open a store in Spafford Hollow.

   Mrs. Martin C. Wire is dangerously ill with typhoid fever.
   Mrs. Mary DeLong has been very low with pneumonia for several days. It is thought at this wilting that she is slightly improved, though not yet out of danger.
   This community was very much shocked Tuesday to hear that Solomon Fisk, an old resident of this place, had died suddenly that morning, he having been in his usual health except for a slight indisposition for a day or so preceding his death. Mr. Fisk was born in this place about 78 years ago and had been a resident continually since that event. He had seen this town developed from almost a wilderness into its present cultivated state. When a young man he was united in marriage to Mercy Ann Stone, who died about twenty-three years ago. Eight children were born unto them, viz: Marilla, Darwin, Delos, Delancey, Jared and Elias Fisk, Mrs. Pruella Bush, all residents of this town, and Mercy Ann Cole of Gary, Deuel Co., South Dakota, all of whom live to mourn the loss of a father. Throughout his whole life he believed in and practiced what was right whether it pertained to the politics of the democratic party in whose principles he was a firm believer and a staunch supporter, or the christian religion in which his faith was strong. The funeral was held from the house Thursday, Rev. J. A. Pudney officiating.
   After nearly two weeks of suffering from typhoid fever, that grim monster death proved to be the master, for at twenty minutes past one o'clock Saturday morning, Miss Julia Bush, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Bush, ceased to be of earth, her spirit taking its flight from this beautiful world of ours to that land where death and sickness never come. Julia was in her nineteenth year at the time of her death. She was of a most amiable disposition and was loved and respected by all who knew her. A short time ago she experienced a change of heart and since then has lived up to her profession, so we believe if ever any one was ready for the change that must eventually come to all, she was. She was a member of the M. E. Church and has proved herself a consistent member, her faith never faltered, and when death came it found her ready.

She was ready for the summons
Which called her from earth away.
She has gone from among us,
For with us she could not stay;
For the Lord to heaven had called her,
There to join the angelic throng.
There to be forever happy,
And to join with them in song.
Though the home is sad and lonely,
And the burden is hard to bear,
Still to us it seems much lighter
When we know she's free from care.
Grieve not for her dear parents,
Nor listen to the dolesome knell.
For me thinks I hear the angels saying,
With her, 'Tis well! 'tis well!

   The funeral was held from her late residence Monday, a large concourse of people being present to pay their last sad respects to the one whom they loved. Rev. J. A. Pudney preached the sermon, taking for his text the last half of the tenth verse of the twenty-third chapter of numbers, which reads as follows, viz: "Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his."

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