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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, July 21, 1893.

A Young Married Woman Leaves Home in Company With "A Handsomer Man."
   The Singer Sewing Machine company are just now anxious to learn the present address of one Norman W. Mynard, who has been acting [as] the agent and collector of their branch office in this place for the past two years. Since April 1st last, he has been boarding at Mrs. Green's on South Main-st., but previous to that he kept house with his sister Rose at 126 Groton-ave.
   It is said that he misused his sister until she refused to live with him. If there is any one thing about a man that seems to be more attractive than another in the eyes of the average pretty woman, it is his reputation for brutality toward other members of her own sex. When any woman, who hasn't had the opportunity to try, arrives at the conclusion that she can't tame almost any brute of a man, we may look for a speedy advent of the millennium.
   Possibly the idea of reforming him was what caused the pretty wife of Jay Morgan, one of our village blacksmiths, to leave town last Wednesday morning in company with Mynard. As Maynard’s account with his employers is considerably overdrawn, it is pretty safe to say that Cortland is rid of him for good. It won't take Mrs. Morgan many moons to become convinced that she can't reform the rascal who enticed her from her home, and after he has misused and become tired of her, he will cast her off and she will probably return to her home, a wiser if not a better woman. She is about 24 years of age and leaves two children, aged 3 and 7 years.
   Mynard is about the same age, dark complexioned, black hair and eyes, of medium height and weighs about 140 pounds. His parents live at Colegrove, Pa., and his father is a Methodist minister. For some reason, not easily explained, minister’s sons are not always just what they should be.

Photo from Grip's Historical Souvenir of Cortland.
The Proper Thing to Do.
   At a meeting of the Cortland Democratic Club held in their rooms in the DEMOCRAT building Wednesday evening, the following preamble and resolutions were presented by Hon. O. U. Kellogg and were unanimously adopted:
   WHEREAS, It has been brought to our attention that the name of Hugh Duffey, an honored and active member of this club, has received favorable mention by the press of the state for the nomination for State Treasurer at the coming election and,
   WHEREAS, This club recognizes in Mr. Duffey one of its most prominent and active members, a gentleman of strict integrity, a successful business man, who has at all times commanded the respect and admiration of every citizen regardless of party, a Democrat of unswerving devotion to his party, who has been its worthy and respected representative at many conventions and political gatherings and unanimously selected as its local leader, declining all official positions, and,
   WHEREAS, We believe that should his party honor him with the nomination to this office, it would add strength to the party ticket.
   Therefore in the absence of Mr. Duffey, and without knowing whether he will consent to the use of his name for the candidate for the office or not, this club at this meeting, desires to avail itself of the first opportunity to express its gratification at the favorable consideration of the name of Mr. Duffey in connection with the nomination and we earnestly approve of the suggestion of his nomination. It is therefore
   Resolved, That this Club enthusiastically endorse the suggestion for the nomination of Mr. Duffey, and pledges itself to make every effort to secure his nomination by the Democratic State Convention for the office of State Treasurer.
   The rooms were filled to their utmost capacity and the meeting was a most enthusiastic one. Speeches seconding the resolutions were made by Messrs. J. Dougherty, Dr. H. T. Dana, Judge C. S. Bull, G. L. Warren, Hon. L. J. Fitzgerald, J. H. Wallace, A. J. McSweeney and others.

There are Many Irate Citizens in Buffalo.
   BUFFALO, July 19.-The office of "Sunday Truth" is decidedly the hottest place in Buffalo these days. Sidney G. Sherwood and Russell Osgoodsby, until recently proprietors of the paper, are being hunted by irate citizens but cannot be found.
   Sherwood and Osgoodby acquired control of "Truth" some six months ago. To make money and incidentally boom the circulation of the paper they started a rebus scheme. It was so simple that any one [sic] could solve it almost at a glance. The usual conditions were attached, that the person sending the first correct answer with fifty cents and three months' subscription to the paper would receive a choice of pianos, watches, diamonds, etc.
   Other puzzles in rebus form followed one another and the money came in lively. It is said that in this fashion 25,000 names were added to the subscription list and some $20,000 in cash received. Four succeeded in getting prizes, but they were a great disappointment. No one got a piano or a gold watch and the diamond rings were worth eighty cents each.
   The deluded contestants made descents upon the office and it became so hot that Sherwood and Osgoodby transferred the paper to Messrs. Kirkpatrick and Miller, who are now so besieged by the angry contestants that it is a matter of discussion whether they will continue the publication "Truth."
   Messrs. Hausauer and Smith, the original proprietors, who hold heavy mortgages on the plant, say they will not publish the paper while it rests under its present stigma. The girls and printers employed by Sherwood and Osgoodby have not been paid, and creditors are looking for the rebus pair.

   The report of the First National Bank of Cortland will be found in another column.
   Messrs. Kellogg & Curtis have an announcement of a fifteen day special sale on this page.
   The Tioughnioga club expect to make an excursion to Taughanic Falls some time [sic omni] next month.
   An account of the burning of the hotel in Willett will be found in our correspondence from that place.
   Jerry Callahan and Mike Foley are [for safety] flagging the D. L. & W. at the Clinton-ave. and Railroad-st. crossings.
   Eight car-loads of colored people went over the E. C. &. N. yesterday morning on an excursion from Elmira to Sylvan Beach.
   Three train loads of picnickers from Scranton, Pa., went to Pleasant Beach Saturday. Each train had eleven well filled passenger coaches.
   The Mothers' meeting (north) will meet at the home of Mrs. W. D. Waters, 54 Madison-ave., Wednesday, July 26, at 3 P. M. Subject, "Character Building." All ladies are cordially invited.
   A grand excursion to Sylvan Beach over the E., C. & N. will take place next Sunday. Train will leave Cortland at 9:54 A. M. reaching the Beach at 11:30 A. M. Returning the train leaves the Beach at 5:30, Fare for round trip from Cortland $1.00.
   The Water Works Co. has purchased three acres of land adjoining their reservoir of the Fairchild estate for $8,500 and have commenced enlarging the capacity of the reservoir so that it will hold 1,000,000 gallons additional. The work will be finished about August 20, and when finished it is expected that it will furnish sufficient water for all purposes.
   The Homer Republican says Miss Mudge of Cortland met with an accident just north of that village Wednesday morning. She was riding her wheel to Little York and collided with a team. The young lady and her wheel were both run over by the horse. Fortunately she escaped serious injury. The man refused to carry her and the wheel back to Homer.
   The regular meeting of the W. C. T. U. will be held on Saturday, July 22, in the rooms over Collins' china store, at 2:30 P. M. Consecration service from 2:30 to 3 led by---. Regular meeting at 3 P. M. Subject, "Anti-Christ; how shall we wage our war against him?" The exercises will consist of reading, discussion, recitation and music. Everybody will be welcome.
   The survivors of the "Old Twelfth Reg't." held their annual reunion at Maple Bay last Tuesday. One of the companies was raised in Homer, and the regiment was the first one raised in either Onondaga or Cortland counties. Its ranks were sadly thinned before it returned from the front, and death has since been busy with the survivors, so that now the muster roll can be quickly called.
   St. Leo's church in Tully will be dedicated on Tuesday, July 26th. The services, to be held in the church, will commence at 10 A. M., conducted by Bishop P. A. Ludden, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Father Doody, and priests from different parishes in the diocese. The dedicatory sermon will be delivered by Rev. John J. McLoghlin of Cortland, who formerly had charge of the work in Tully.
   The Cortland Forging Co., have broken ground for the erection of three new buildings adjoining those now occupied by the company. One to be 48x100 feet, one 30x36 and one 40x18 feet. The buildings will be two stories high and constructed of wood. The intention is to double the capacity of their works. Considerable new machinery will be added and several new lines of goods will be turned out.

   Walton Forshee and family visited at Texas Valley last Sunday.
   Mr. and Mrs. Warren Greene of Cortland are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Leroy.
   Elvin Babcock is taking solid comfort on his new wheel, purchased last Saturday.
   Mrs. Jack McBirney was out of town for a few days visiting friends in Chenango county.
   Austin Mooney preached in the Congregational Church at Texas Valley last Sunday evening.
   Miss Oresta Beardsley returned to-day after an extended trip to the far west, taking in the World's Fair on her way home.
   During the storm of last Saturday, the barn of John P. Beckwith was struck by lightning, but fortunately did net set it on fire.
   At 1 o'clock this Wednesday morning our peaceful village was alarmed by the ringing of bells and the cry of fire. It proved to be the hotel which was entirely consumed. Only a small share of the furniture on the first floor was saved, everything on the second floor was burned. Two gold watches and about $40 in money was burned. Our citizens done some noble and hot work in saving the meat market, which was not more than twenty-five feet from the hotel. Had that burned the loss would have been heavy, as other buildings were so close to the market they could not have been saved, with the facilities we have for fighting fire. The building was insured for a small amount, but nothing compared with the loss.

She Had the Nerve.

   Last Saturday afternoon Messrs. W. H. Olmstead and M. Wetherell of Syracuse were sailing on Skaneateles lake near Glen Haven in a sail boat. At about 5 o'clock a gale of wind struck the boat, and capsized it just opposite the Redfield cottage. The men caught hold of the boat and held on while the storm that came with the wind raged and the white caps rolled over them. Miss Allie Randall, who is employed at the cottage, saw the accident and realizing the danger of the men, ran down to the boat house, and jumping into a boat pushed off to the rescue.
   Miss Randall is perfectly at home in a boat and she soon reached the overturned craft and telling the men to hang on to the stern of her boat, she soon towed them on shore. Few men would have cared to risk their lives in a row boat on the lake in such a storm. After the blow was over the sail boat was brought to shore.

Cortland and Homer Horse R. R.
   Beginning Monday, July 17, cars on the Cortland and Homer Horse Railroad run on the following schedule time:
   Leave Homer: 6:15 A. M., 8 A. M., 9 A. M., 9:45 A. M., 10:30 A. M., 11 A. M, 12 M., 1 P.M., 1:40 P. M., 2:20 P. M., 3:20 P. M., 4 P. M., 4:30 P. M., 5 P. M., 6:10 P. M., 7:10 P. M., 7:50 P. M.
   Leave Cortland: 7 A. M., 8 A. M., 9 A. M., 9:45 A. M., 10:30 A. M., 11 A. M., 12 M., 1 P. M., 1:40 P. M., 2:20 P. M., 3:20 P. M., 4 P. M., 4:30 P. M., 5 P. M., 6:10 P. M., 7:10 P. M.

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