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Cortland Evening Standard, Tuesday, March 21, 1893.


Help the Band.
   The Cortland City band, which is associated with the Forty-fifth Separate company in the carnival which begins April 3 and lasts till the 7th, is entitled to the cordial support and encouragement of all our citizens. The band is one of the best organizations of the kind to be found in any village of the size of Cortland in the United States, and is steadily improving. It is a credit to the place and a source of pleasure and pride on all public occasions where its services are employed. Its members have purchased handsome uniforms, for which they are still in debt, and the chief interest which the band has in the approaching carnival is to secure the funds to meet this obligation.
   The object is one which should appeal to all who appreciate the benefit to Cortland of having a first-class organization of this kind, and the response should be cheerful and generous. Especially should those who have enjoyed the delightful open-air concerts given by the band welcome an opportunity of making some return for the pleasure which has been afforded them. The organization has deserved well of the community, and to repay some part of the obligation under which it has placed us is but to discharge a debt which it should be a gratification to pay. The carnival, moreover, is not a begging institution, but one whose managers aim to give every one who attends it the full worth of his money in entertainment and enjoyment—which is an added reason why the audiences should be large and appreciative.

The Decline of Matrimony.
   A curious contribution is that of Junius Henri Browne to the New York World on the subject of young women and matrimony. Girls no longer desire to get husbands as they used to, says Mr. Browne. "A new order of the sex has arisen since the civil war." It is partly owing to the fact that they earn their own living nowadays and do not need to look to men to support them. This is not flattering to men—the insinuation that hitherto women have only taken husbands as a means of support, and now that so many trades and professions are open to them they choose a more agreeable means of maintenance—but if a masculine writer puts it forward as a reason, the rest of the world will not quarrel with him.
   Another reason adduced by Mr. Browne is the prevalence and publicity of divorce suits. Formerly, before divorce was so common, wives buried their grievances in their own breasts and would have died before letting the world know of them. But now that they can get release they no longer keep the direful tale to themselves, but sometimes even exaggerate it in order to be free. This frightens off girls from marriage, often times just those who would make the noblest wives. Again it is a man who says these things, we would remind our readers. Mr. Browne, however, makes some amends for turning against his own sex when he says in conclusion that he does not claim but women would still be delighted to marry if they could find anybody anywhere near their ideal husbands. Then he spoils it all again by asking, "But what woman can count on that?"

The Gilmore Band.
Patrick Gilmore.
Cortland Opera House on north side of Groton Ave., looking west from Main Street. Grip's Historical Souvenir of Cortland.
The Phonograph Entertainment.
   The Gamma Sigma fraternity of the Normal school has arranged for a grand entertainment at the Opera House on Tuesday evening, March 28, by Prof. Lyman H. Howe's phonograph, which is said to be the finest instrument on the road. It includes Edison's latest patents. The program will include reproductions of selections from Gilmore's famous band, the United States Marine band of Washington, the Cadet band of Boston, solos by the renowned cornetists Jules Levy and Walter Emerson, also solos by other celebrated artists. The Cortland City band will be present and will play a few selections, which will be reproduced by the phonograph. There will also be short selections and funny stories by noted humorists. It is intended that some local talent should aid in this in the way of readings, etc., all of which will be reproduced with perfect accuracy. There will be no difficulty in hearing this in all parts of the Opera House, as the reproductions will be almost as loud and clear as the original.. Tickets are now being sold by members of the fraternity at 25 and 35 cents. Reserved seats will be sold at the store of D. F. Wallace & Co. after 9 o'clock on Saturday morning, March 25.

For the Joint Carnival.
   There was a meeting of the joint committee of the Forty-fifth Separate company and the Cortland City band last night to make arrangements for the athletic contests to be held at the armory the first week in April. It had been previously decided that the tug of war contests should be upon a platform five feet high. It was last night decided that a perpendicular iron rod six inches long, with a small flag attached to the upper end should be inserted in the rope at the center, so that all the spectators could see during the contests just where the center of the rope is and note the progress of the pulls.
   The following officers of the contests were appointed:
   Referee—C. S. Bull.
   Judges—E. J. Hopkins, Dr. G. A. Tompkins, Edward D. Blodgett.
   Timers—C. E. Rowley, J. F. Wilson, D. D. Lovell.
   Starter—Lieut. F. L. McDowell.
   Scorer—Louis P. Hine.
   Clerk of Course—Dr. E. M. Santee.

Madame De Vere Sapio.
   —The Chautauqua circle will meet with Mrs. Sell, 7 Homer-ave., next Monday evening, March 27.
   —Miss Eleanor E. Miller of Attica will lead the prayer-meeting at the Baptist chapel this evening at 7:30.
   —Stockholders meeting of the Erie & Central N. Y. Railway Co. occurs tomorrow at the office of Irving H. Palmer, the attorney of the company at 11 o'clock A. M.
   —Box social to-night at the Universalist church. Each lady brings lunch for two with her name inside of box. The gentlemen purchase the boxes. A short program will be rendered. Everybody is cordially invited.
   —The continued story "Mrs. Gainsborough's Diamonds," which was begun in The STANDARD yesterday, is one of the most absorbingly interesting romances which we have ever published. No lover of good stories should fail to read it.
   —In the account of the Medes-Stanton wedding a few days ago the name of Mr. W. C. Morgan was omitted as one of the guests, and to the list of presents there should be added two large pictures, a large Bible, a silk drape, a silver sugar spoon, a clock and a trunk.
   —A public test will be given by Lefever and Bremner of their high explosive shell at Onondaga Valley, Wednesday, March 22, from 11 to 3 o'clock. Ten tests, which will include charges of powder, dynamite and nitro-gelatine [sic] in various proportions, will be made. A government inspector will be present. [What happened to Dr. Justin?—CC.]
   —Dr. W. J. Moore has been making some improvements to his office in the Sager building. Fresh paint and new paper have very materially changed its appearance. New matting is to be put down. The office will be fitted with new curtains, and new screens will separate it into three rooms. When finished it will be very pleasant indeed.
   —The time of moving has arrived and many of our subscribers are changing their homes. If each one before he moves will call at this office or send us a postal card telling us when and where he will move, we will make the proper changes on our route books and will post our carrier boys accordingly, so that no one shall miss any papers during the transition period.
   —The nineteenth of Mr. Alex. Mahan's series of music festivals will be held at Cortland Opera House, June 5th to 9th inclusive, 1893. The leading or principal stars will be Mme. de Vere-Sapio, Miss Maud Powell, the Misses Keyes, and Mr. William H. Rieger. Several other artists will also assist, and also a large orchestra. Dr. H. R. Palmer will conduct and Mrs. Shepard will be the accompanist. It is evident that the festival for 1893 will be well up to or even above the very high standard attained by these festivals in the past.

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