Cortland Standard and Weekly Journal, Tuesday, September 20, 1892.
CIGAR MAKERS STRIKE.
Regulations of the Union Violated—Both Sides Confident.
Saturday morning the seven cigar makers employed by D. L. Bliss & Son went out on a strike. The difficulty between the employer and employes had been brewing for about ten days and early Saturday morning the meeting of the Cortland Union, No. 116, was held at which it was decided to call the men out.
The story of the difficulty, as obtained both from Mr. Bliss and from one of the strikers, is this. It is a law among union cigar makers that a man shall complete his cigars throughout, from making the bunches to rolling them. It appears that Bliss & Son had a special order for cigars which must be finished inside of one week and in order to fill the contract a newly employed apprentice had been set to rolling bunches which the foreman, Benjamin F. Langham, made for him. This was a violation of the constitution of the order, but the men all wanted to help their employers complete the order and they agreed to the matter and work was proceeding rapidly when an employe of another shop happened in and, on seeing what was being done, he had a meeting of the union called.
Several meetings were held and at the meeting of the union Saturday morning a committee was appointed to wait on the Messrs. Bliss and remonstrate with them. The proprietors would not receive a committee of others than their own employes, and the committee retired.
The union then ordered the men out, and fined the foreman $25 and annulled his card of membership. Mr. Bliss intimated later that he would concede the matter of the apprentice rolling up for the foreman, and would stop it, but demanded that the foreman be reinstated and his fine remitted. Another meeting of the union was held and after a stormy time the members in favor of arbitration lost the day by two votes and the strike was continued.
Unless the strike is endorsed by the international executive board, the men will be out entirely as Bliss & Son can employ other union men. Messrs. Bliss claim that the board will without doubt recognized the fair position they have taken towards the men, while the strikers are equally confident that the strike will be endorsed and Bliss & Son compelled to accede to the terms of the union or import scale workmen.
Sept. 16.—A quiet wedding took place last evening at St. Mary’s parochial residence, the contracting parties being Miss Mary J. Nash, elder daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Nash, and Mr. James Walsh, both of Cortland. The parlor on the left was reserved as a waiting room for the bridal party, while the parlors on the right were decorated beautifully with flowers and smilax. A table in one corner bore two large silver candle-sticks with lighted tapers, while a crucifix and a ritual book betokened that it was an improvised altar.
It was just half past seven o’clock when the bridal party entered the parlor to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march executed on the piano by Mr. B. L. Bentley. The groom, accompanied by his cousin and best man, Mr. Daniel Sheehan of Elmira, preceded the bridal party and awaited them at the altar. The bride was accompanied by her sister, Miss Charlotte E. Nash, who acted as bridesmaid. The bride, who never looked more charming, was attired in a very rich dress of cream brocade trimmed with crepe de chene with a white tulle veil. At her throat she wore a handsome diamond brooch the present of the groom. Miss Charlotte E. Nash wore a coffee-colored brocade dress.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father John McLoghlin according to the peculiarly impressive Roman ritual in which a ring is introduced. The ring was a plain but heavy gold band. After the ceremony Rev. Mr. McLoghlin addressed a few words of exhortation to the newly wedded couple. The party, including Rev. Father McLoghlin, marched out to the tune of Mendelssohn’s wedding march and were taken in hacks to the residence of the bride, where an informal family reception was held.
There were present about twenty-five of the members of the families interested and a few more intimate friends. Their comfort and disposition was well looked after by the usher, Mr. Thomas Sweeney. Among those present at the marriage ceremony were: Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Nash, Mrs. F. E. Fisher of Olean, Mrs. F. L. Oakley of East Williston, L. I., Mr. Frank B. Johnson of Whitney’s Point, the Misses Anna, Agnes and Maggie Walsh of Elmira, Mr. Garret Walsh, Mr. P. O’Brien, Mrs. N. Beattie, Miss Josephine Nash, Mrs. L. B. Nash, Mrs. E. D. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Dennison Nash and Miss Sarah Ogden of Binghamton, Miss Lilia Cordo, Miss Florence E. Trowbridge and Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Beebe.
At the home an elegant wedding supper was spread and thoroughly enjoyed. The time till the leaving of the 11:20 train, which Mr. and Mrs. Walsh took for their honeymoon trip, was pleasantly spent with music and conversation and inspecting the presents which were remarkably numerous, rich and beautiful. After a short visit in New York and its vicinity Mr. and Mrs. Walsh will settle in their new home on Tompkins-st.
Mrs. Walsh, however, will receive with her mother, Mr. Dr. Nash, at her late home, 30 Clinton-ave. on Oct. 5, 12 and 19 [sic].
Will Be With Friends.
Among the party who started for Washington Saturday morning were Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Kellogg and daughter, Miss Carrie. They will be entertained while in the capital at the home of Mr. Charles W. Tabler. The peculiar feature of the matter is that host and guests have never met. Mr. Kellogg was a member of the 55th Ohio regiment during the war. His particular friend in the regiment was Mr. Henry Tabler, who had enlisted with Mr. Kellogg at Upper Sandusky. Mr. Tabler was wounded at Gettysburg and died on the field. Mr. Kellogg wrote full details to the parents of his comrade at Frederick City, Md., and sent his effects home.
Six months later the march of the army led Mr. Kellogg’s regiment to Frederick City, and while the army camped on the outskirts of the city, Mr. Kellogg obtained a pass and called at the home of the Tablers, where he received almost the welcome of a son. He spent the night there and slept in a bed and under a roof for the first time in a year. The next morning they separated and neither party heard from the other until about three years ago when Mr. Kellogg had occasion to write to Congressman Belden at Washington regarding a pension for a comrade. All these letters were turned over to Mr. Belden’s private secretary, Mr. Charles W. Tabler, whose particular business it was to look after the pension business of Mr. Belden’s district. Those who are acquainted with Mr. Kellogg’s handwriting know that it is remarkable for its clearness, distinctness and beauty. Mr. Tabler was sure that the writing was identical with that so often read and reread in the letter from his brother’s comrade telling of his death at Gettysburg more than twenty-five years before, and at once he wrote a personal letter to Mr. Kellogg inquiring if he were not the same man.
A regular correspondence followed which has been continued until the present day. It appears that Mr. Charles W. Tabler was also at Gettysburg, but in another portion of the field from where the 55th Ohio was engaged and did not know of its presence there. Now Mr. Kellogg has received an invitation to come on to Washington and receive “an old-fashioned Maryland welcome,” such a one as he received at Frederick City in 1863 when he visited the home of his dead comrade.
They Took Him Unawares.
Sept. 16.—A few of the friends of Mr. J. A. Wood of 117 Groton-ave. learned late yesterday that it was his twenty-fifth birthday and concluded to make him a friendly call in the evening. To the number of twenty they pounced in upon him about 8 o’clock. They immediately took possession of things, and to emphasize the fact gave him the customary paddling in true grandmother style, over the knee of one of their number.
The twenty-fifth rap was reserved for Mrs. Wood, and if the vehemence of the blow was indicative of the old scores that it settled, we shuddered to think of the things that he had escaped in the past. The evening was very pleasantly spent in games until 11 o’clock, when we were invited to the dining-room where we did full justice to the many dainty things that Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Barrett had been preparing during the afternoon, Mrs. Wood having been apprised of the intended raid. After supper Mr. Wood was presented with an etching entitled “The Twins.”
At 1 o’clock this morning the happy crowd reluctantly decided to adjourn for one year.
ONE WHO WAS THERE.
|G. A. R. Parade, Washington, D. C., September 20, 1892.|
The National Encampment.
The gathering of soldiers of the late war at Washington which is now taking place, in connection with the National Encampment of the G. A. R., is to be one of the most notable events of history. It is the first gathering of the old soldiers of the grand army since the great review at the close of the war twenty-seven years ago, when all the armies were reviewed at the capital of the nation they had saved by the president, as the chief representative of that nation.
Now the remnant gathers again at the capital city to be reorganized with the same regiments, brigades, division and corps again to show their fealty to the Republic and pass in review before the vice-president of the United States, in the absence of the chief executive [Harrison] who is detained at the bedside of his sick wife. It will be a skeleton army, led by the few remaining generals of the late war and will be the last great review of the old army. It will be one of the great spectacles of history to be celebrated for generations in song and story.
The County Ticket.
Even in a presidential year the character of a county ticket is of much importance. While the local ticket derives strength from the presidential ticket, if it commands the respect and confidence of the public it gives strength in return. The Republicans of Cortland county are fortunate in having had such a ticket presented to them by the convention of Wednesday last. The number of county nominees is small, but they are all men who have been tried in official stations and proven themselves more than equal to all demands made upon them.
Hon. James H. Tripp of Marathon, who for the second time comes before the voters of the county as a candidate for member of assembly, has discharged the duties of that office during one term with distinguished credit to himself and his county. He is a man of high character and unquestioned integrity, of excellent attainments, of fine presence, a ready speaker and forcible debater, and a business man of experience and sound judgment. It is rarely that so many of the qualities which go to make up a good legislator have been combined in the representative of Cortland county. To have failed to renominate him and to endorse the faithful service which he rendered last session would have been to do injustice both to him and to the Republican party in the county, the vast majority of whose members are his stanch friends and supporters. The informal ballot on which he received more than two-thirds of the votes of the convention was an indication of the popular feeling. But for the desire to give complimentary votes for the other two gentlemen who received the remainder of the ballots, Mr. Tripp would undoubtedly have been nominated by acclamation.
Leander H. Babcock, the nominee for coroner, has already filled that office a number of times and adds to the experience thus acquired the training of a successful physician of many years standing. He is one of the leading citizens of the town of Scott and one of its most active and influential Republicans. It would be difficult to find in the entire county a man better qualified for the oftentimes important duties of the office for which he is a candidate.
Lewis S. Barber, the candidate for Justice of Sessions, is postmaster at South Cuyler and justice of the peace of his town, and well calculated to make an acceptable official. That the ticket will be elected by a handsome majority goes without saying. It is good enough even for a presidential year.
The Fight on Peck.
The fight which Democratic newspapers and committees are making on Labor Commissioner Peck, for daring to publish the figures proving that under the McKinley law [tariff], New York is enjoying a great prosperity waxes hotter and hotter. During the last 24 hours a committee from the Democratic national committee has called on Mr. Peck and endeavored to extract from him the names of manufacturers who had reported to him on the effect of the tariff upon their industries, and to extort information given him under pledge that it should be treated as confidential, and Mr. Peck and his stenographer have also been arrested on a charge of burning those confidential statements.
The interview between Mr. Peck and the visiting committee was more than spicy, that prominent and elegant anti-snapper, Mr. E. Ellery Anderson, so far forgetting himself as to call Mr. Peck an “impertinent cuss” because the commissioner told some unwelcome truths and would not be bulldozed. We are not surprised at this, for in the eyes of Mr. Anderson and his friends all persons who state facts about the success of the McKinley law are invariably “impertinent cusses,” and a Democrat who, in the discharge of his sworn official duty, dares to report economic truths which are not available as free-trade campaign material is specially “impertinent.” The committee found Mr. Peck a tough nut to crack, and finally gave him up.
Rainfall at Cortland.
Shown at the station of the State Meteorological Bureau, Standard Building, Cortland, N. Y.
The readings of the rain-gauge given below are for each 24 hours during which there was rainfall.
The days of the month given are those on which these 24-hour periods end, the periods extending from 6 o’clock P. M. of one day to 6 o’clock P. M. of next.
Total rainfall for May________ 7.96 inches
Total rainfall for June_______ 4.28 inches
Total rainfall for July________ 6.44 “
Total for August____________ 4.77 “
Sept. 1—Rainfall____________ .01 “
“ 5— “ .14 “
“ 7— “ .01 “
“ 14— “ 1.03 “