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Frances Elizabeth Willard.

Cortland Standard and Weekly Journal, Friday, January 6, 1893.


A Call Issued for a Conference to be Held in Pittsburg.
  PITTSBURG, Jan. 4.—A call has been issued for men and women to meet at 163 Fourth avenue next Monday afternoon to form a new political party. The call reads:
   Recognizing almighty God as the author of civil government, the Lord Jesus Christ, the ruler of nature, and the Bible, the standard to which all human enactment should conform, and that all our people are entitled to equal rights without respect to race, color or sex,
   We hereby unite in calling a conference of all persons who will join in a political party for the abolition or suppression of the drink traffic in the United States, and for such other moral, economic, financial and industrial reforms as are needed in the country.
   Arrangements will be made to hold a convention for Western Pennsylvania in February.
   The call for the new party is the result of 500 signatures of prominent men and women who desire a unification of interests from adherents of other parties on the prohibition and equal suffrage platform. The nominee for the presidential chair of the new party, it was stated, would undoubtedly be Miss Frances E. Willard. The promoters of the new party are sanguine of success.

The Vote in Electoral College.
   NEW YORK, Jan. 4.—The Evening Post says: The settlement of the Orgeon contest makes it possible to give an accurate table of the vote for president as it should be cast by the electoral college and which will show: Cleveland 276, Harrison 144, and Weaver 24. Cleveland’s majority 108.

Nearly All of New York State’s Legislators Answer to Their Names—The Galleries Well Filled with Spectators When the Gavel Falls—Many Ladies Present—William Sulzer Captures the Speakership Honors.
   ALBANY, Jan. 3.—Promptly at noon to-day the two branches of the state legislature were called to order with a good-sized crowd present in both the assembly and senate chambers. Nearly all of the legislators were present and answered to their names when they were called out. The galleries were well-filled and a great many ladies graced the occasion with their presence. As soon as the two branches were called to order, a committee from each was appointed to wait upon Governor Flower and inform him that the legislature was in session and ready to receive any communication from him he might see fit to make. The governor’s message was then sent in and read.
   There was little business transacted to-day further than organizing and a recess was taken immediately after this had been accomplished, in order to allow the assemblymen and senators to get squared around and be ready for the great volume of business that will come before the respective bodies early in  this session of the legislature.
   The corridors of the Capitol were swarming with politicians from an early hour in the forenoon, and by 11 o’clock it was almost impossible for a person to push his or her way through the crowd, but as the noon hour approached the crowd became thinned out considerably, as all those that could do so made their way into the legislative halls to be present when the session of ’93 should be made to materialize by the falling of the gavel on the desk of the speaker.
   William Sulzer, assemblyman from the Fourteenth district of New York, was elected speaker of the assembly over Mr. Mably, the Republican candidate. There was very little, if any, opposition to Mr. Sulzer in the Democratic caucus last night, as he was plainly the choice of the majority and seemed to have a hold upon the speakership honors that it would have been entirely useless to have tried to loosen. The Democratic majority in the assembly being quite pronounced, the nomination for speaker was regarded as equivalent to election, and on account of this there was little work done for either of the candidates after the caucuses adjourned last night.
   Mr. Sulzer was born March 18, 1863, in the Seventeenth ward of New York, obtained his education in the city common schools, studied law and was admitted to the bar as soon as he reached the age of 21. From his schoolboy days he has been an ardent and active Democrat.
   He was first elected to the assembly in 1889 and has since been re-elected yearly. His votes and speeches on the free lecture bill, tunnel bill and anti-Pinkerton bill, as well as other measures, attracted much attention.
   Mr. Sulzer is next to the youngest assemblyman ever elected speaker, ex-Senator Edmund L. Pitts being the youngest man who ever held that position.
   Assemblyman Mably of St. Lawrence was selected by the Republicans last night to make the run against Mr. Sulzer for speaker.

Mormons in Mexico.
   SANTA ROSALIE, Mexico, Jan. 4 . Elder John Stuart of Salt Lake City, who has obtained a concession from the Mexican government for the establishment of a Mormon colony here, has arrived with twenty families, comprising about 100 persons. This is the first installment as the colony is expected to number 3,000 people. Nothing is stipulated in the concession with reference to the practice [sic] of polygamy.

Daniel S. Lamont.
Phelps and Whitney Both Named in Connection with the State PortfolioMorrison for the Interior and Collins for the War Department.
   NEW YORK, Jan. 4.The Commercial Advertiser’s special correspondent at Washington telegraphs that paper-as follows:
   During the holiday recess of congress many prominent Democrats have been in conference with Mr. Cleveland,, and it is now asserted that the president-elect has selected at least four members of his cabinet. Supplying from best informed sources the other members, the list is as follows:
   Secretary of StateWilliam C. Whitney, of New York.
   Secretary of the TreasuryJohn G. Carlisle, of Kentucky.
   Secretary of the NavyDaniel S. Lamont, of New York.
   Secretary of WarPatrick A . Collins, of Massachusetts.
   Postmaster GeneralIsaac Pusey Gray, of Indiana.
   Secretary of the InteriorWilliam H. Morrison, of Illinois.
   Attorney GeneralJ. Randolph Tucker, of Virginia.
   Secretary of AgricultureCharles H. Jones, of Missouri.


   The latest thing claimed by the residents of Groton-ave., is a “Jack, the Peeper,” who amuses himself by peeping into windows. One gentleman who lives on that street says that if he catches him he will keep the “Peeper” busy picking bird shot out of his body for some time to come.
   The STANDARD is in receipt of the account of a wedding in this county, but is compelled to decline to publish it because the writer has forgotten the fact which has been so often stated, that the STANDARD never publishes any anonymous communication. If the writer will send in his name, not for publication, but as a guaranty of good faith, we shall be pleased to publish the account.
   At the regular semi-annual meeting of the directors of the Second National bank to-day a dividend of three per cent was declared and two per cent was turned over to undivided profits and surplus.
   A number of persons in Cortland last Sunday night about 7 o’clock noticed a most peculiar phenomenon in the western skya rainbow produced by the light of the moon which had just risen while the heavy rain was just stopping.
   At a meeting of the 45th Separate Co., N. G. S. N. Y., held Monday evening Private Frank C. Hodges was promoted to sergeant; vice H. P. Gray, reduced to the ranks.
   The work of setting up the new Corliss engine in the engine room of the Cortland Wagon Co. is in progress. Two or three days more will probably elapse before it will be in running order.
   The one hundred souvenir World’s Fair fifty cent pieces ordered by the Second National bank have arrived and those who have placed their orders for the coins can call there at any time and get them.
   A man giving his name as Powers was fined $5 and costs in Justice Dorr C. Smith’s office last evening for stealing a ticket punch which had been left on a seat in one of the street cars by Conductor Latimer.
   The Normal school re-opened its doors this morning and recommenced work. The morning train brought back hosts of students and some of the teachers, who had not returned before. Five weeks yet remain of the present term.
   Admission to the entertainment, given by the Schubert's Jan. 7, will be 75, 50 and 35 cents. Seats may be reserved at Wallace’s book store after 9 o’clock Thursday morning. Tickets for the rest of the Y. M. C. A. course are sold for one dollar, and seats [at the Opera House] may be reserved for forty cents extra at any time.
   They were talking of the vanity of women and one of the few ladies present undertook a defense. “Of course,” she said, “I admit that women are vain and men are not. Why,” she added, with a glance around, “the necktie of the handsomest man in the room is even now up the back of his collar.” And then she smiledfor every man present had put his hand up behind his neck!

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