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Political cartoon found on page six, Cortland Democrat, October 7, 1892.
The Cortland Democrat, Friday, October 7, 1892.


To the Editor of the Democrat:
   The Marathon correspondent of the Cortland Standard and Journal, in speaking of my address at Marathon on the evening of September 19th, says:
   ''His remarks were confined mostly to the tariff, and the remark was made by many in the audience that it was nearly the same as the one delivered by him four years ago, when he had just returned from Europe. Only then he was speaking in a Republican meeting, and the picture lessons drawn from the effects of the tariff were vice versa to those last night. The time was principally taken in discussing steel rails, in which the farmers of this vicinity are very much interested. During his remarks he told the audience that he could have told them all he had said in the two hours’ speech in ten minutes, which was acknowledged by nearly all present.''
   The editor of the Standard not content with circulating this falsehood through his paper, on Wednesday evening, Sept. 21, sent the wild-eyed and long-haired "devil" of his office, to the meeting addressed by me in Cortland, to report my words, and upon the following day there appeared in that paper what purported to be my speech. Not a sentence that I uttered was reported correctly. Scarcely a figure of statistics given as it was stated by me. My address was written and carefully committed and was delivered as it was written [and published in full on page one of the Cortland Democrat on October 7—CC editor], and I herewith send it to you for publication. The portion of it which discusses the effects of the tariff upon the farmer was not given at Cortland, but was at Marathon.
   Respectfully Yours,

Watch the Registry in Northern and Central New York.
   Last winter thousands of negroes from Tennessee and other southern States were imported to northern New York to work on the Adirondack railroad. They overflowed into all the counties of northern and central New York. Poormasters, and charity boards were constantly providing for these deluded, half-starved, thinly clad negroes, who found themselves in this severe climate in the middle of winter and who were disinclined to work. Hundreds of Hungarians and Polanders and immigrants of various nationalities were taken at Ellis Island and shipped to the Adirondacks for the same purpose. When the work was finished those importations became distributed over the whole region of northern New York.
   The eyes of the Republican machine are upon these men. They are the material which such staunch defenders of "honest elections" as Charley Hackett, Dave Martin and John I. Davenport can utilize to swell the Republican vote. The Democrats should be vigilant in seeing that their names are kept off the registry list. The Democratic State committee will send to the various county committees lists from the census returns made last winter, which will guide them in the scrutiny of the registry lists. Keep the unqualified voters off the lists. Thwart the Hacketts, the Davenports and the Martins.— Utica Observer.

   >In order to give Mr. Pierce's excellent speech in full this week, our editorial and local columns had to be curtailed. We shall endeavor to make up the deficiency in this respect next week.
   >In 1872 Whitelaw Reid declared in the New York Tribune that Grant wanted the presidency to provide places for his family and friends. Although only an obscure brigadier, Harrison has surpassed Grant in billeting his poor kin on the taxpayers, but Mr. Reid has now no objection to offer.
   >Ex-Judge Thos. M. Cooley, recently president of the U. S. Inter-State Commerce Commission and a lifelong republican, told some friends recently that he should vote for Cleveland and Stevenson. Judge Cooley is a very able man and has many friends in Michigan, who will doubtless follow his example.
Philip D. Armour.
Mr. Armour Bolts Harrison.
   CHICAGO, Ill., Sept.30.—Phil D. Armour, the big packer, announces to-day that he will not support Harrison and Reid, neither will he contribute a cent to the campaign fund. Yet, for all that, he will vote the Republican State and Congressional ticket. Mr. Armour said that the President was a snob and a mighty mean little man.
   In former Presidential campaigns, Mr. Armour has made large contributions to Republican funds. The loss of his assistance will be deeply fell by the Harrison managers.


   See call for Democratic Congressional Convention, first column, on fourth page.
   Burgess & Bingham, the hustling clothiers, talk to our readers on the last page of the DEMOCRAT.
   The Cortland Band, under the under the leadership of Mr. Fred. Osborne, are furnishing music for the Trumansburg fair this week.
   G. H. Paddock, the Homer furniture dealer, has a new advertisement in another column. He quotes prices that are well worth the attention of readers of the DEMOCRAT.
   P. C. Kingsbury, the old and reliable dealer in dry goods of Homer, has something to say to our readers in the advertising columns of the DEMOCRAT. Ladies will be especially interested in his announcement.
   A party of young men known as the Clover Club, have rented the upper floor of G. F. Beaudry's building for their club rooms. They have furnished the rooms in elegant style, and are to give parties every two weeks.
   Thirty-three members of the 45th Separate company qualified for marksmen and two for sharpshooters, at their two days' target practice last week. The sharpshooters were Lieut. F. L. McDowell and Geo. W. Cleveland.
   Messrs. D. F. Wallace and F. D. Smith were re-elected trustees of the Presbyterian church for 3 years, at the annual meeting held last Monday. The time for holding the annual meeting was changed from the first Monday to the first Tuesday in October, at 7 P. M.
   The regular monthly mothers meeting (central) will be hold at the residence of Mrs. P. H. Patterson, 13 Charles street, on Tuesday, Oct. 11th, at 8 P. M. Subject, "The influence of consecration and reading upon the character." All ladies are most cordially invited.
   Chas. E. Green, who skipped out last spring with Bert Carpenter's bride of one day, and who was arrested in Fulton last week on the charge of bigamy, and brought to this place, gave bail Monday, for his appearance at court on the 17th inst., and was released from custody.
   Last Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Powers celebrated their fiftieth anniversary at their home on North Main street. Several of their friends and relatives were present, and the occasion proved a pleasant one to all. Mr. and Mrs. Powers came to Cortland from Groton in 1852, and have resided here since that time.
   Last Tuesday was the sixtieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Winters, of Tompkins-st. During all of that time they have lived in Cortland except five years spent in Homer and Canada. Mr. Winters was 81 last September, and Mrs. Winters was 70 last August. This old couple have many interesting stories to relate connected with the history of Cortland in their long married life.
   On Monday evening last, Mr. Wm. B. Landreth of Schenectady, N. Y., Chief Engineer of the Board of Sewer Commissioners, exhibited to the Board his plan, nearly completed, for the sewerage of the village of Cortland. From the data furnished by the village engineer, the Board were well pleased with it and requested, that when complete, it be referred to the State Board of Health for their consideration and action.
   An unknown man was run over by the work train on the D. L. & W. yesterday morning, just above Little York. The head was completely severed from the shoulders and both feet were cut off. It is believed that he was run down by one of the coal trains that passed that station going north at about 3:45 in the morning. The man was about 50 years of age, and was fairly well dressed. Coroner Bradford was notified and went to the scene on the train.
   One Mary Mills, from Homer, came to Cortland last Saturday evening, with the evident intention of painting the town red. She must have brought her painting materials with her, for the bars of Cortland were closed to her, but she succeeded in shouldering a load, and late at night was delivering a temperance lecture to a crowd of unbelievers of the masculine persuasion in front of Masonic Hall block. A little later she brought up at the jail and asked Sheriff Miller for a room. She was accommodated with a good strong one, and the next morning plead guilty before the Police Justice to the charge of public intoxication, and was let off with a reprimand.


   CHENANGO.— Oxford has a lady photographer.
   Charles H. Southard, of Preston, has patented a milk can washer.
   A Norwich woman caught her husband kissing the hired girl one day recently, but she didn't make a fuss about it, nor scratch her eyes out. Instead, she went down street and purchased $407 worth of silk dresses and bonnets, and then sent her husband the bill, telling him that was the price of kissing the girl. The fair domestic is doing all her kissing outside of the family now.
    MADISON.—A DeRuyter farm of 100 acres was recently sold for $500.
   A brass band with fifteen members has been organized at Leonardsville
   The night watchman on the Low Down Wagon works at Earlvllle, discovered a man trying to get away with the company's horses, one night last week.
   Alfred Plum, of Hubbardsville, is in the Utica jail for bigamy, having married a Miss Knapp of Norwich, while having a wife from whom he has not been divorced.
   Mrs. [Diable], of West Eaton, broke a hip by a fall from a wagon, Monday.
   Fred Converse, who stole a horse at Oneida Castle, was captured at Waverly and is now in jail. The horse and carriage were in his possession and have been returned to the owner.
   TOMPKINS.— The Ithaca High School has 319 pupils
   The football season has opened at Percy Field, Ithaca.
   Teachers' Institute opens at Ithaca, Mon day, Oct, 10th.
   It is said that dredging the Ithaca Inlet will begin soon.
   The Glass Works at Freeville will soon resume operations.
   There are fifty pupils at the Ithaca Conservatory of Music.
   Typhoid fever is said to be quite prevalent at the county seat.
   A piano has recently been secured for the Academic department of the Groton Union School.
   A three-year old colt belonging to Frank Conlon, who resides west of Groton village, weighs 1425 pounds.
   Active operations have begun on the Dryden waterworks system. The contractors have a year to complete the work in.
   A murderous melee occurred in Ithaca about midnight last Saturday, in which Austin Bagley was stabbed many times. The knife penetrated his cheek, neck and back. The base of his skull was also crushed in with a stone. He is still alive, but in a precarious condition. His assailant is still at large.
   A gloom was thrown over the people of North Lansing on Saturday, Sept. 24, by an accident which occurred east of the school house district No. 10. It was the accidental shooting and death of Abram Cook of Groton. Mr. Cook and his little son were driving, when he saw a squirrel and standing in his carriage, fired. The discharge of the gun frightened the horse which jumped, throwing Mr. Cook from the carriage, when the second barrel of the gun was fired, striking Mr. Cook in his hip. He told his boy he was shot, and asked him to go for help. The boy tied the horse and ran for Chas. Steinburg, who returned with him at once, and found him alive, but dying. He only spoke a word or two after Mr. Steinburg arrived. The remains were taken to his home near Groton, where the funeral services were held on Monday.

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