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Frances Cleveland holds baby Esther.

Cortland Evening Standard, Monday, September 11, 1893.

It is a Double Birthday in the Cleveland Family.
   WASHINGTON, Sept. 10.—The weather has been misty and muggy to-day and the Sunday quiet about the White House even more intense than usual. There were a number of callers to inquire after the health of Mrs. Cleveland and the baby, and they were all informed that mother and daughter were doing well. Dr. Bryant remained at the house all day, but declined to see any one or to make any statement regarding his patient other than the general one given to inquirers at the door by the attendants in charge. Mrs. Perrine, Mrs. Cleveland's mother, arrived in Washington this morning and was at once driven to the White House. She will probably remain several weeks
   Sept. 9 is a memorable day in the Cleveland family for this is also the second anniversary of the birth of Baby Ruth and hereafter it will be observed as a double birthday.
   This is the first child born to a president in the White House, though there have been other births in the Executive Mansion. Of the babies who first saw the light of day in the old house, probably only two were living until this happy event added another. One is Mrs. Mary Emily Donelson-Wilcox, a daughter of Andrew Donelson, nephew of President Jackson and the private secretary and confidential adviser of "Old Hickory" during his entire official life, and the other is Julia Dent Grant, the first child born to Col. and Mrs. Fred Grant, and now a young lady just past sweet 16. Mr. and Mrs. Donelson had two other children born in the White House, which, with a grandchild of President Jefferson and another of President Tyler, complete the list.

   HON. L. J. FITZGERALD left this morning for New York.
   MR. CHARLES A. INGALLS left this morning on a two weeks' business trip to New York, Providence and Boston.
   MR. GEORGE L. WARREN of the firm of Warren, Tanner & Co. leaves on the late train to-night for New York to buy new fall goods.
   MB. JOHN F. DOWD of Cortland and Secretary E. W. Hyatt of Homer left this morning for Auburn, where they attend the executive meeting of the Central New York Volunteer Fireman's association at the Osborne House for the purpose of making arrangements and settle the rules and regulations deemed necessary in the various contests. Fifty companies have already joined, and it is expected that over seventy companies will be in line. The first meeting of the association promises to be a grand success.
   ABOUT thirty-five people from this county took advantage of the cheap excursion rates on the D., L. &.W. railroad to the World's Fair, which left Cortland at 10 o'clock this morning. Among them were: Maj. and Mrs. A. Sager, Rev. J. J. McLoghlin, Mrs. L. M Loope, Mrs. M. A. Sprague, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Reilley and daughter May, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Keeler, Messrs. C. F. Waldo, Burdell Baker, H. P. Davis, the Misses Adams, Messrs. Perkins Dibble, John Bacon, L. A. Bloomer of Cortland; Leroy Finn and Burdette Fuller of Taylor, and Miss Ola Hakes, Messrs. F. P. Emmett and Randall Hakes of Cincinnatus.
   PROF. A. O. PALMER went down to Grace's swamp early this morning on a gunning expedition, and a crow, a woodcock and a red squirrel were the results. The professor says he sighted an eagle and had him well covered, but was "eagle struck" and couldn't pull the trigger.

The Official Program for the Week's Attractions.
   The following is the official program of the week at the fair grounds:
Grand procession to the grounds, led by the Cortland city band.
Formal opening of the fair by President Wells.
Music by the Cortland city band.
Entry and classification of stock.
Exhibition of trained working oxen, with or without yoke.
Music by the Cortland City band.
Orchestral music by the Cortland City band.
Ladies' driving and riding exhibition.
G. J. Mager & Co's. prize baby show in grand stand.
Public marriage in Judges' stand. Beard & Peck of Cortland, managers.
Grand trotting and pacing contest.
Music by the Cortland City band.
Grand procession to the grounds headed by the Cortland City band.
Ladies' harnessing, hitching and unharnessing contests.
Fast and slow walking match by horses of any age.
Burgess & Bingham's prize bicycle event by boys under 15 years of age.
Select symphony concerts by the Cortland City band.
General awarding of premiums.
Music by the Cortland City band.
Grangers' day.
Basket picnic of the Cortland county brotherhood of the Patrons of Husbandry.
Address of welcome to Gov. Luce by Judge A. P. Smith.
Address by ex-Governor C. G. Luce of Michigan, a distinguished member of the National grange.
Grand balloon ascension, without basket, by Prof. Leon Dare, the world renowned aerial gymnast and daring navigator among the clouds.
Awarding of premiums. .
Triumphal circular parade of premium stock.
Trotting and Pacing contests.
Orchestral music by the Cortland City band.
Gubernatorial march by the Cortland City Band.
Arrival and reception of His Excellency Gov. Flower and Hon. Fred C. Schraub, Commissioner of Agriculture of the Empire state.
Governor's visit to the State Normal and Training school.
Governor's salute of 19 guns.
Parade of the 45th Separate Company, N. G. S. N. Y.
Parade of honor of the Cortland and Homer fire departments.
Procession of citizens and civic organizations.
Music by the Cortland City band and J. K. Stowe's Southern band of Homer.
General awarding of premiums.
Luncheon to the distinguished guests at the residence of Mr. G. J. Mager, the secretary of the Cortland County Agricultural society.
Grand military and civic parade.
Escort of the distinguished guests to the fair grounds.
Reception of F. Daehler's mammoth load of country lasses.
Introduction of Gov. Flower and Commissioner Schraub in front of grand stand by Judge Eggleston.
His Excellency's reply and address.
Address by Dairy Commissioner Schraub.
Music by the Cortland and Homer bands.
Grand bicycle tournament in which the most noted wheelmen in the state will participate.
Concert by the Cortland City band.
Magnificent prize drill of the Hitchcock Hose company.
Formal reception to Gov. Flower, ex-Gov. Luce, and Commissioner Schraub.
Grand march to the grounds led by the Cortland City band.
Final awarding of premiums.
Grand circular cavalcade of premium stock.
Orchestral selections by the Cortland City band.
Field and athletic sports.
Harvest concert by the Cortland City band.
Grand final horse trotting and pacing.
Formal closing of the fair by the president of the association.
Patriotic and Home Sweet Home selections of the famous Cortland City band and orchestra.
   Other attractions, entertainments and amusements may be added. The General Superintendent therefore reserves the right to change the foregoing program as circumstance may demand, by giving due and proper notice.
   General Superintendent.

Piled in a Heap.
   There was a slight runaway on the fair grounds this morning. Mr. B. M. Wheeler [Wheeler Avenue] had a two-horse team hitched upon a lumber wagon and was engaged in cleaning up the grounds. They got tired of standing and gave their driver the slip and went tearing across the grounds. Near the stables they collided with a top buggy belonging to Mr. D. Totman and were thrown down, and horses, lumber wagon and buggy were mixed up in an indiscriminate heap. Mr. Totman's horse was not attached to his buggy, but was in the stable, and he was at work on the grounds. Before the horses could get up they were captured. They were cut a little about their legs and the buggy was pretty badly smashed.

   —A special meeting of the Royal Arcanum will be held Wednesday evening.
   —Vesta lodge I. O. O. F. hold a regular meeting to-night.
   —In police court this morning Henry Wittenberg was sentenced to three days in the county jail for public intoxication.
   —Chief Sager this morning took Thomas Bacon and Thomas Gurnes to the Onondaga penitentiary on the charge of vagrancy.
   —F. M. Maricle and Jay Morgan have opened a blacksmith shop in the old Graham stand on the corner of Homer-ave. and North Main-st.
   —Farmers regard golden rod as a nuisance exceeded only by the Canada thistle, as is fills the meadows, chokes out the grass, and ruins the pasturage.
   —Mr. J. K. Parker has opened a barber shop in the Emerald Hose Co.'s building on Railroad-st., where he will be pleased to see new as well as old friends.
   —Father Joyce will officiate at St. Mary's church during the absence of Father McLoghlin, who has gone to the [World's] Fair. Sunday there will be only one mass and that at 9 A. M.
   —Estimates furnished by the most competent judges place the damages to the growing hop crop in central New York, caused by the recent storms, at from 5 to 10 per cent.
   —A meeting of the local visiting committee of the Cortland county alms house will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 2:30 P. M., at the residence of Mrs. Lucy K. Shankland, 36 Tompkins-st., Cortland.
   —The regular semi-monthly mothers' meeting (west) will be held at the residence of Mrs. A. J. Williamson, 17 Park-st., Thursday, Sept. 14 at 3 P. M. Subject—"Training the Affections." All ladies are invited.
   —A reception to Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Clarke will be given Tuesday evening from 8 to 10 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Ardell Van Bergen, 78 Tompkins-st., to which all of their friends are cordially invited.
   —The Forty-fifth Separate company have accepted the invitation of the management of the state fair to be present at Syracuse, Sept. 16 and assist in acting as an escort for Gov. Flower, who will be there on that day.
   —The telephone exchange now has fifty-two phones on its list. The additions are the Hitchcock Mfg. Co., Maxon & Starin, Cortland Door and Window Screen Co., John O'Connell's residence and Martin & Call.
   —G. F. Beaudry has been granted the exclusive privilege at the state fair at Syracuse for the sale of confectionery and nuts, and the exclusive privilege for the sale of pop corn has been granted to the Hitchcock Mfg. Co.
   —A small black dog belonging to Mr. J. T. Beach was reported to be mad Saturday afternoon in the rear of Lownsberry's bakery. He ran to Mr. Beach's barn on Grant-st., where he was shot. It was afterwards learned that the dog had been poisoned.
   —The annual corn roast of the Cortland Wheel club will be held at Mr. E. C. Rindge's stock farm Thursday evening. All Cortland wheelmen, whether members of the club or not, are invited to join. The start will be made from the club headquarters at 7:15 o'clock, sharp.
   —The medical journals are full of warning against the pernicious habit that comes from the stooping attitude now so generally assumed by bicycle riders. They say it will result in the death or deformity of the whole race of riders who adopt this monkey-on-a-stick position.
   —All interested in the Chautauqua movement are cordially invited to attend a meeting at the Y. M. C. A. rooms on Wednesday evening Sept 13. The meeting will be addressed by Rev. W. H. Pound, Secretary F. A. Ingraham and others. There will also be singing of Chautauqua songs by a quartet.

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