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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, December 9, 1892.

   Soon after election the Cortland Standard published an article claiming that Messrs. E. D. Jones, Son & Co., of Pittsfield, Mass., who are large manufacturers of machinery for paper mills, had just had an order for the machinery for a $400,000 paper mill plant in this state countermanded because Cleveland was elected, the party countermanding the order saying that the project had been abandoned. In another place we publish a denial of the story from Messrs. E. D. Jones, Son & Co.
   The Republican papers have been publishing so many stories concerning the countermanding of orders from different states, that the firm was compelled to take notice of them in justice to themselves.  
   The wish, that disaster may overtake the country, seems to be uppermost In the mind of the average Republican editor. The devotion to party seems to be paramount to the love of country. The patriotism of these penny-a-liners would pull down instead of building up and can hardly be commended by true Americans.

The Eagle's Fake.
(From the Pittsfield Sun, Nov. 17.)
   "What is there to the Eagle's story of the loss of a great contract by your firm?" the Sun man asked a member of the firm of E. D. Jones, Son & Co.
   "It is a fake from beginning to end," was the prompt response. The firm have sent to the papers the following contradiction:
   "We desire to contradict the widely published stories in regard to our losing large machinery contracts for the new mill of the Keith Paper Co. at Turners Falls, and other mills elsewhere on account of the result of the [national] election. We have made no such statements to any one, nor have we stated that we have lost any contract or contracts whatever. All these reports are false and are printed without our knowledge or authority from us. E. D. JONES, SON, & Co."

   Why does J. A. Wood, 18 Groton-ave., Cortland, N. Y., pay the highest price for furs?
   Because he sells direct to exporters; no middle-men. Write for prices. (36w6.)

St. Mary's Church.
   At both services Sunday morning Rev. J. J. McLoghlin expressed his regret for having to refute the points recently brought forward by a Cortland minister in his sermon on "National Danger in Romanism." He quoted freely from Protestant authors to show that the Catholic Church holds a higher place in education, morality and perfect loyalty to state and national governments.
   He also read a bogus encyclical which is being published and widely circulated, containing statements which any fair-minded man ought to know could never have come from the Pope.
   Father John left Tuesday morning to attend Forty Hours devotion at St. Mary's Church, Syracuse.
   There was a large attendance at Sunday school and vespers.
   A. [author's initial—CC editor.]

For Street Wear.
Description of the Dainty Garments Shown in Our Fashion Plate.
   The large illustration of fashions that is printed today portrays two handsome coats and a dainty costume for street wear or visiting.
   The most striking of the cloaks is of dark cloth or velvet, lavishly trimmed with jet and embroidery. The sleeves are also of velvet.
   The other coat is made of any of the prevailing shades of cloth, trimmed with gray fur. It has a simulated Eton Jacket with a wide, flat plait down the front, which hides the fastenings.
   The street or visiting costume is of light colored cloth with embroidery and velvet in contrasting shade.
   In all three of these garments there are decided gigot sleeves, and the coats are as long as the dresses beneath. Any one of the three would be most desirable for any full dress occasion.

The Limited Mail.

   Elmer E. Vance realistic drama "The Limited Mail," will be seen Friday evening, Dec. 9th, in the Opera House. The Limited Mail has been played over a thousand times throughout the country, and its wonderful scenic effects have everywhere won the highest recognition.
   The most fastidious lovers of sensational and realistic drama have in this play all they can desire. The mechanical and scenic effects are striking pictures of the real, and the departure of the Limited Mail, the escape and the wreck, produce grand effects. As for the play, it abounds in humor and there is a tinge of that homely pathos running through it that is always welcome and creative of interest. The wonderful mechanical effects of the Limited Mail make it one of, if not the strongest attraction of its kind on the road. It is a graphically drawn picture of life on the rail, and in its unfoldings are employed some remarkable and successful pieces of imitative realism. The flight of the Limited Mail is said to be the best railroad scene ever presented on stage. The engine and train dash across the stage, exploding a warning torpedo, and stopping in the cut beyond, and backing to the station.

   The Western Union telegraph boys are to have new uniforms next week.
   Warren, Tanner & Co.'s store will open evenings till after Christmas.
   The Cortland Savings Bank have been obliged to put in a larger Herring's safe.
   J. H. Smith, the dry goods man, of Homer, has a new advertisement in another column.
   The Clover club give the second of their series of parties in their rooms, Wednesday evening, Dec. 14th.
   The Forty-fifth Separate company will hold their annual ball and prize drill in the armory, Jan. 24th, 1893.
   The Cortland City Band will give a concert in Cortland Opera House, Friday evening, Dec. 16th. Let everybody attend.
   The insurance adjusters have settled the losses on building and contents, occasioned by the fire in the Garrison block last week.
   The Howe Stove Company have shut down, and are now taking their annual inventory. The works will be started up again next month.
   W. S. Freer will give a Christmas party at his hall in Higginsville, Thursday evening, Dec. 22d, 1892. Music by Daniels' orchestra. Bill, $1.25.
   Canton Cortland gave a banquet at the Cortland House, last evening. Several prominent members of the order from out of town were present.
   The semi-annual meeting of the County Medical Society was held in the supervisors' rooms in this village yesterday afternoon. Several interesting papers were read.
   John O'Connor will give a holiday party at the Truxton House, in Truxton, on Friday evening, Dec. 30th, 1892. Butterfield's full orchestra will furnish the music. Bill, $1.25.
   Chancellor Sims of Syracuse University will lecture in Cortland on Monday evening, Dec. 12th, under the auspices of the Y. P. S. C. E., of the Presbyterian church. Admission, 25 cents.
   The supervisors of this county have changed the date for holding the annual town meeting in the several towns from the second to the third Tuesday in February, which makes the date Feb. 21st. This was done to have the town meetings out of the way of the election of delegates to the Constitutional Convention.
   The supervisors decided not to visit the Poor House this year, and so they compensated themselves by taking a peep at the Wonderful-Cox-Duplex-Webb-Perfecting-Press in the Standard press rooms, on Tuesday. Possibly our readers may not have heard of it, but it is a fact, that this is "the first newspaper perfecting press set up in Cortland county."
   Mr. Frank Suits, bill clerk of the freight department at the D., L. & W. station in this place, has accepted an offer to have charge of the Corning branch of the Hammond Beef Company, and will leave for that place next week. Mr. Mark Brownell, for some years past shipping clerk with the Hitchcock Manufacturing Co., takes Mr. Suits' place at the station. Mr. Brownell is an excellent business man, and will fill the situation completely.
   Mr. I. V. Flagler gave a lecture and organ recital at the Baptist church, Wednesday evening, under the auspices of the Y. P. S. C. E. The small audience was completely carried away with the rendering of selections from Mozart, Beethoven, Warner and Chopin, as well as by a serenade and variations of Robin Adair, by Mr. Flagler. He gave a short sketch of the life of each, and then played what he considered the masterpiece of their compositions.
   On and after Jan. 1st, 1893, telephone rates will be raised from $36 per year to $48 to all within a mile of the Central station, with an additional $6 for every fourth mile beyond. Rentals for private residences will remain at $36, provided they are within one mile, otherwise the $6 rule for every fourth mile will prevail. It is claimed that the company is forced to make the raise because they have not made any money since the plant was put in at a cost of $5,000, and that they are not obliged to put in a new plant, which will cost $8,000.

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