Saturday, September 17, 2016


Keator Opera House and Barber block, Homer, N. Y.

Cortland Evening Standard, Friday, February 17, 1893.

Gleanings of News From our Twin Village.
   The New York Wire Fabric company now employ [sic] sixty hands.
   The "Rapid Transit" company is no more. It died a natural death and did not go by its "electrical and mechanical stage appliances" which made Rapid Transit possible. Rapid Transit looked ill when it was here and many Homer people remarked on its weakness at the time. It went to pieces at Waterloo early this week. Manager Ripley has found out that this sort of a show don't pay and to-night a play will be presented by Miss May Smith Robbins which it is hoped will prove to the theatre-goers of Homer that there is no necessity for going to the county seat to see a good play.
   "Little Trixie" comes here recommended by press and public in the highest terms and if you want to see a sketch of mountains, trees, lakes with sailing ships, painted in exactly two minutes, go and see "Little Trixie" to-night. This company has been on the road for the past six years and is not one of those theatrical troupes which "go up" in a few weeks after starting. Go and see the play to-night. 
   The Jackson Patriot said of the play: "Every body is unanimous in saying it is the best musical comedy presented this season. May Smith Robbins is an artist in every sense of the word, and her dancing alone is worth the price of admission."
   The pool tournament was called at 7:10 o'clock Wednesday evening by the referee. The first game was between Murphy and Ball, the score standing Murphy 34, Ball 50. The former got four bucks and the latter eight. The second game between Jennings and Percival was the closest and most interesting game of the tournament thus far. Both men got 50 balls apiece, but as Percival got only four bucks to Jennings five, the former won the game. The next game between Ercanbrack and Nichols was won by the latter the score being 50 to 34 . One buck was recorded against "Bish" while "Nick" had two. The last game of the evening, between Lumbard and Pratt was an easy victory for the captain, the score standing 50 to32 in favor of Pratt. "Sam" made six bucks, while his winning opponent made four. The score in regard to games stood at the close Wednesday night four games to three in favor of Capt. Nichols. Nichols, Lumbard and Taylor of Nichols' side won the first three games, Ball and Percival, Pratt's men, the next two, Nichols the sixth game and Pratt the last one thus far. The sides are well matched and more interest is manifested at each game.

Empire State Express.
Empire State Express Fast Time.
   The west bound Empire State, Tuesday, says the Syracuse Herald, made one of the most remarkable runs that has been made since this train was put on the New York Central road. The train was in charge of Conductor Moran and was pulled by engine No. 893 with Engineer Rogers at the throttle. It left Utica on schedule time, 1:10 P. M., and arrived at Syracuse at 2:03, twelve minutes ahead of time. The run of fifty-four miles from Utica to the Salt city was made in fifty-three minutes, ten minutes of this time was taken up in running from East Syracuse to the Central station. The distance from Utica to East Syracuse is forty-nine miles and it was covered in the remarkable time of forty-three minutes, which is traveling at the rate of sixty-four miles an hour.

   —Susan B. Anthony celebrated her seventy-third birthday Feb. 15.
   —Vesta lodge will give a sociable in their rooms to-night.
   —Regular meeting of the Hitchcock Hose company to-night.
   — J. E. Briggs has moved and is rapidly settling himself in his new store in the Whitney building.
   —We are indebted to Mr. Rollo U. Day of Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of Cortland, for copies of the daily papers of that city.
   —Do not forget the lecture by Miss E. T. Crosby from Micronesia this evening at the Congregational church. All are cordially invited. Lecture free.
   —All men are cordially invited to attend the praise and prayer service at the Y. M. C. A. rooms this evening at 8 o'clock, led by Mr. H. M. Dunbar.
   —Gospel temperance talks will be given in the East Side reading rooms Sunday afternoon at 3:30, on the corner of Elm and Pomeroy-sts. All are invited.
   —The Cornell University Christian association has a membership of 405, divided as follows: associate members 42; active members 360; of these 348 are students and 12 are members of the faculty.—Ithacan.
   —There will be a meeting of the room committee of the G. A. R., the W. R. C. and the S. O. V. this evening at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. H. M. Kellogg on the corner of Greenbush and East Court-sts.
   —John Gill, Fred Brown and John Orter, tramps, were arrested last night by Sheriff Miller. Judge Bull sentenced the two former to 60 days "on the hill" and Orter was discharged. John Orter got 10 days for public intoxication.
   —The Women's Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. are making an effort to secure Miss Bedford, the cooking school teacher again. Any one wishing to join the class please send their names to Mrs. Brownell. Tickets $2 for six lectures.
   —Alice Maycumber, an epileptic, fell about 7 o'clock this morning on a hot radiator at the county house while dressing and was so badly burned about the arms, neck and shoulders that her recovery is doubtful. Dr. Angel was called and dressed the wounds.
   —Those independent papers which were so agitated because Mr. Harrison took his law partner into his cabinet will, of course, criticize Mr. Cleveland with equal severity for giving the important post office department to his law partner. Or if not, why not?
   —Ten of the thirteen cases instituted by the Tompkins County Co-operative Fire Insurance Co. against their policyholders in this county had been settled by noon to-day, and it seemed likely that the others would be later. The trouble was over a failure of the members to pay their assessments. The defendants claimed that they had receipts for all of their indebtedness to the company, and that their policies had been cancelled and returned to the company.
   —Justice Dorr C. Smith has just decided the case of Tanner vs. Boucker which was tried before him a day or two ago. The defendant claimed that the plaintiff had acted as real estate agent for two parties in a trade and was trying to get remuneration from each and was thus guilty of fraud. The justice says that he does not see how in such a case the agent can help being agent for both, and he awarded to the plaintiff a verdict of a judgment of the full amount of the note with interest.
   —An East Hill man, says the Ithacan, who owns forty hens was seen the other day dancing about and waving his hat in an excited manner. When questioned by a neighbor who for a moment doubted his sanity, he explained that his hens for the first time for three months had laid an egg. "You see," said the man, "an egg is worth three cents, and that is the same as the interest on one dollar for six months at six per cent. Yes, there, is money in the poultry business." And he put his three cents profit opposite his $16 paid out for keeping.
   —Our attention has been called to a family by the name of Bresnehan at 10 Hubbard-st., who are said to be in a very destitute condition. The mother has been for some weeks sick in bed and there are four little children, the oldest of whom is a girl of twelve years, upon whom the entire work of the house falls. They are said to be in need of clothing and many of the necessities of life. We have been asked to call the attention of our readers to this fact and to say that any assistance will be thankfully received. Any articles designed for them may be left at the house at 10 Hubbard-st. or at the store of Maher Brothers.

Death of Mr. Holmes.
   The remains of Mr. Arthur Holmes of New York were brought to
Cortland on the 4:30 train last night and were deposited in the vault in the Cortland Rural cemetery. They were accompanied by Mr. Holmes' son and daughter and her husband, Mr. B. Paul Holmes of Auburn and Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Bosworth of Springfield, Mass., who returned to New York this morning. Mr. Holmes' brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Holmes of Whitney's Point, came up this morning to attend the funeral which it was at first expected would be held today and are now at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Brown on Reynolds-ave.
   Mr. Holmes took a severe cold on Sunday night, Feb. 5, but nothing especial was thought of it until the following Saturday when a physician was summoned, who found that pneumonia had set in. Mr. Holmes died on Tuesday evening. He was at one time a very prominent man in Cortland, and it is expected that a more extended notice of his life will be given a little later.

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