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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, November 10, 1893.

How They Received the News.

   ALBANY, NOV. 8.—Returns were received at the executive chamber by a gathering of notable officials, including Senator Hill, Governor Flower, Attorney General Rosendale, State Engineer and Surveyor Schenck, Colonel Williams, Colonel Judson and Colonel McEwan.
   During the earlier hours of the evening it became apparent that the entire state was going Republican and they had very little to say.
   At 10 o'clock all hope of saving the state ticket was given up.
   At 11 o'clock Governor Flower conceded the state by about 15,000, but said he still hoped that the assembly and Senate were Democratic.

   We will see them later.
   Rural Democrats must have stayed at home to saw wood.
   The DEMOCRAT is pleased to see the bosses turned down, and it hopes they will be kept down, but it dislikes to see all the excellent candidates on the State ticket turned down with them. The candidates were all men of sterling worth and ought not to have been sacrificed at the behest of the New York World and its associates.
   The court of appeals can't reverse this decision.—Cortland Standard.
   Is this an insinuation that the court of appeals of the State of New York has been guilty of reversing a decision that the individual members thereof knew ought not to be reversed? If so, it is a pretty grave charge and while the Standard has its reform clothes on, it should press the charge. Wherever wrong may be found now is a good time to right it.
   The overthrow of the bosses of the Democratic party is not to be regretted, but if it results in establishing the New York World as boss in place of the big four, the change will be detrimental to the party and to the country. A more despotic boss or one possessing less conscience or less integrity would be hard to find. To make money and to obtain power seems to be the only ambition of this sheet, and to accomplish these, private character is assailed and those that stand in its way are ruined if possible. The DEMOCRAT believes that the people are sustaining an immense monopoly that will at no very distant day work them lasting injury. The worst kind of a boss is the newspaper boss. Beware of it.
   There are several causes for the great slump in the Democratic vote last Tuesday. The general depression in business is one of them but the most serious was the fight made by the leading Democratic papers against the ticket. They joined the Republican papers in denouncing Maynard, the Democratic bosses, Tammany and the Democratic party generally. The New York World, the Times, the Evening Post, the New York Staats Zeitung, the Herald, Brooklyn Eagle, and the Buffalo Courier were all lighting the ticket. The New York papers all wanted to down Tammany; the Brooklyn papers all had a grudge against Hugh McLaughlin and the Buffalo Courier wanted to do up Boss Sheehan of that city. The Bosses were all pretty well done for, but the party had to suffer in consequence. Maynard, an honest man, was denounced and abused by the Democratic press equally with the Republican papers. Copies of the New York city weeklies are scattered all over the State, in fact they reach every nook and hamlet, and Democrats were told to stay at home or vote the Republican ticket and many did the one or the other.


   A wild cat was recently killed near the village of Triangle.
   Kellogg & Curtis have a new advertisement on this page.
   Read Warren, Tanner & Co.'a new advertisement in another column.
   The Baptist chapel on Tompkins-st. will be dedicated this afternoon and evening.
   The Fisk Jubilee singers gave a concert in the opera house last evening to a fair audience.
   Jake Grassman has sold his barber shop in basement of the Beard block to Pearl Peckham.
   Messrs. Baker & Angel the live shoe dealers have a new advertisement on another page.
   The members of the 45th Separate company will give a military ball in the armory, Friday evening, November 17.
   Stetson's Uncle Tom's Cabin company in Cortland opera house next Monday evening. Tickets 25, 35, and 50 cents.
   Hopkins' chrysanthemum show in the new building on Main-st. is attracting many visitors. It is well worth seeing.
   Lewis Wilkins, said to be 8 feet, 3/4 of an inch tall, can be seen for the small fee of ten cents by calling at the new store in the Miller block.
   The Mother's meeting central, will be held at the home of Mrs. Lewis Bouton, corner of Union and Owego streets, on Tuesday, November 14, at 3 P. M.
   Last week Hon. O. U. Kellogg sold the three-year-old bay mare Waterbird to Mr. W. F. Halstead of Scranton. She is by Waterloo, dam Genelda, by Cortland Wilkes. The mare has on several occasions paced a half in 1:10.
   W. H. Purdy has organized several dancing classes for the winter. There will be one at Willett, November 9, Messengerville, November 14, Center Lisle, November 15, Hunt's Corners, November 17 and Marathon, November 18.—Marathon Independent.
   F. G. Kinney, father of the Graphic publisher, and younger son arrived in Oakley last Sunday from Greensburg for the purpose of making this their home. They came overland, passing through the county seats of Edwards, Hodgeman, Ness, Lane and Gove counties, a drive of about 200 miles.—Oakley, Kansas, Graphic.
   At the annual meeting of the board of trustees of Cortland Rural Cemetery held last Monday evening, E. A. Fish, S. E. Welch and W. S. Copeland were re-elected trustees for another term. The board will meet in the office of the Cortland Savings bank at 7 o'clock P. M. to-morrow to elect officers and to transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
   An exchange says every town has a liar, a smart Aleck, some pretty girls, men who know it all, a woman that tattles, a neighborhood feud, more loafers than is needed, a man who understands the silver question, some men who make remarks about women, hens that scratch up other people's gardens, a young man who laughs every time he says anything and men who can tell you all about the finances, but have made a dismal failure of their own.
   The institution of a Chapter of the Eastern Star, that branch of Masonry to which ladies are eligible, will occur at the Masonic rooms on Friday evening of this week. The Worthy Matron of the Order in the state will be present, together with the officers of Syracuse Chapter, and confer the degree on some thirty or more candidates. The ladles will be guests of Marathon Lodge, at the close of exercises, and a banquet will be served at Hotel Lynde.—Marathon Independent.
   A new board of [civil war] pension examiners has been appointed for this county. It consists of Dr. H. T. Dana of this place, Dr. E. W. McBirney of Willet, and Dr. H. C. Hendrick of McGrawville. The latter was a member of the old board and the two first named take the places of Dr. Jerome Angel of this village and Dr. C. B. Trafford of Marathon. The new appointees are both well known and highly respected citizens and stand in the front rank of the medical profession in this county. Dr. Hendrick is also a physician of excellent standing in this community.
   A note attached to the harness of the horse found south of this village two or three weeks ago, stated that the owner could be found by advertising in the Lewis county papers. Sheriff John Miller caused an advertisement to be inserted in a paper in that county and has been notified that the horse and buggy belongs to A. J. McDonald, a liveryman of Port Leyden. On Friday afternoon two young men hired the horse and he was found here on Sunday morning. The distance driven in that time is about 120 miles. We understand the sheriff has a clue to the thieves.
   Our young townsman, Roy Baum, has been able to hold his own in the matter of competition along educational lines for some time, and has made it a certain degree profitable as well as creditable. His entrance into Cornell University was obtained as a result of competitive examination, and that was worth something like $500. Now he has just been awarded the Andrew D. White scholarship in the University which is worth $200 per year for two years. We congratulate Roy, and trust that this is but an omen of his work through life.—Marathon Independent.
   The slick individual has discovered a new method of swindling, the plan of which is something like this: A man walks up to a fruit stand or other place where articles are exposed for sale on the stand and makes a small purchase. While standing there he suddenly finds that he has lost a diamond ring. After a thorough search he passes on and tells the dealer he will give $50 for the recovery of the ring, promising to return in a couple of hours. Shortly after his departure another man comes along and picks up a ring in the gutter. The dealer sees him, and with visions of the $50 reward he also sees a chance to make a deal, so he buys the supposed diamond and waits for the man who ''lost'' it to come back and pay the reward. But he never comes, and the stone is crystal while the setting is brass.

   Over 600 barrels of apples have been shipped from this part of the town of late.
   Mr. Eugene Grlffin, who has been in North Dakota for two or three years past, is in Scott assisting in the McConnell store.
   Mr. Will Pidge and family have moved to town from Syracuse. They will occupy the Francis Brown place for the coming season.
   Mr. and Mrs. Will Burdwell and daughter Alice, of Shuttuckville, Mass., have been visiting at Mr. Fred Burdicks and at Mr. C. M. Kinyons.
   Mr. B. H. Potter and Mr. Arvine Bedell and family are moving into the Dr. Maxson house where Mr. Fay has been living. Mr. Fay will go to Homer.
   Mr. Henry Sweet and wife, of Rochester, are visiting his brother Stephen Sweet, of this town. They have also visited his daughter Mrs. Elbert E. Barber, of Homer.
   Election passed oft rather quietly, only one man was arrested and he is to be brought before Judge Crosley to-morrow. A very light vote was cast, only 182 votes; Palmer, 109; Meyer, 47; Bogardue, 19, Wright 6; DeLeon, 1. School Commissioner, VanHoesen, 91; Coon, 74; Jennie Wells, 11. One woman voted, she was challenged and took the general oath. Judge Maynard run a little behind his ticket. The day was very fine.
   About 9:30 o'clock last Friday evening, just after honest people had gone to rest, an alarm of fire was heralded through Main-street and soon people were flocking to the scene of conflagration which was found to be the cow and hay barn of P. O. Brown about 1 1/2 miles north of Scott village. All the cows but one were got out of the barn. One perished in the flames although let loose from the stanchion. There was said to be from 50 to 79 tons of hay in the barn and about 400 bushels of grain. About one-half of the grain was saved in a damaged condition the next day. Whether insured or not seems difficult to learn. The barn cornered within a few feet of the horse barn and it was with great difficulty that that barn was saved. It caught fire two or three times and several persons were quite severely burned and John Brown fell from the ladder and was hurt quite severely.

   Miss Alice Woodberry of Cortland spent last week with Miss Anna Eaton.
   Mrs. George Town of Cortland visited at J. L. Munson's Tuesday. Mrs. Mynard who has been very sick, is improving slowly.
   The Ladies Aid society will meet at the residence of Mrs. Dora Oaks, Wednesday, November 15. On the evening of the same date, a social will be held at Mr. George Johnson's.
   We have been requested to announce through the world famed columns of the Democrat that the bob-tailed rooster, which caused so much dispute between two of our neighbor ladies, still crows in the Oaks' settlement.
   Our curiosity was somewhat aroused a short time ago, by seeing an item written by the Virgil correspondent, in regard to the condition of the road between Virgil and Cortland. If our brother would only travel the road in the daytime he would not find so many stones to obstruct his travel especially as far as the school house. Turn out farmers and clear the way for the Virgil Professor.
   An owner has come and claimed the horse and wagon, which was found in the woods by Emmet Lang about two weeks ago. It has been proved that the same was hired from a livery stable in Lewis county by two young men saying they wished to drive ten or fifteen miles. When they left the horse and wagon they left also a note, saying the owner could be found if advertised for in Lewis county.

   Election passed off quietly.
   Mrs. Frank Stillman is ill.
   Scarlet fever is still prevailing in various parts of the town.
   The mammoth turnip of this section was raised by Wm. Bloomer. Weight 22 lb.
   The phonograph concert billed at Winslow Hall, Wednesday, was poorly attended.
   Miss Grace Wilcox visited friends at South Cortland last Saturday and Sunday.
   Landlord Hall will give a dance Thanksgiving, November 30. Talbot and Palmer furnish the music.
   The quilt contest will be decided Friday evening at Winslow's Hall. Entertainment will be furnished, consisting of music by Mr. Burgess of Marathon, and a short talk by Rev. J. F. Dayton upon his experiences during the late war. A free lunch will be served.
   The many friends of W. H. Hall, our genial [Virgil Hotel] landlord, will be pleased to learn that Henry has recovered from his rather severe accident at State Bridge. Henry was badly bruised by falling from a load of baled hay, striking on his head and shoulders. Some time elapsed before they were able to restore him to consciousness.
   Several new monuments have been added to the cemetery this fall. The one which is most tasty was erected by Sylvester Oaks who purchased it of a Newark Valley firm. The stone is of blue pearl granite and presents a fine appearance as it stands upon his lot, adding much to the beauty of the cemetery. The one erected by Elder Jones is unique, representing a stump. We believe Bower & Williams of Dryden, furnished it.

   CHENANGO—C. H. Harrington has been appointed postmaster at East McDonough.
   Mrs. Harriet Pike of Norwich broke a thigh last week by falling down an embankment.
   Norwich has organized an Amateur Minstrel Company, composed of young men of that village.
   Walter Nelson, who lives on East Hill, was in Norwich, Tuesday, exhibiting a large pickerel which he caught in North Pond on Monday. It was nearly three feet in length, and weighed four pounds and five ounces.
   James A. Wolf, a gentleman of color, who resides on East Main street, Norwich, showed his catlike agility last Thursday by capturing a live partridge. He brought it to the Sun office in the evening and presented it to the editor with his best wishes for the Sun's future prosperity. It certainly takes a wide experience among fowls and hen roosts to capture these wily birds.
   Roe Burlingame, who ran away from his home in Greene about a week ago, the account of which was published in the DEMOCRAT, has been found. A Mrs. Paddleford found the lad in Chenango Forks lying by a pile of ties near the railroad track and moaning piteously. She took him to her home in Fenton and when he told his story she sent him to his parents in Greene. He said he went chestnutting and forgot to go home. He did not reach home however and the last heard of him he was seen in Afton.
   John Randolph Newton died at his home in Plymouth yesterday afternoon at 8:15 o'clock, after an illness of about three weeks. It will be remembered that Mr. Newton was one of the victims of the terrible railroad disaster which occurred at Jackson, Mich., while en route to the World's Fair. Mr. Newton though seriously injured continued on his journey to Chicago. On arriving at that place be began to grow worse and immediately started to his home in old Chenango. He reached his home in Plymouth but was stricken with pneumonia which was the immediate cause of his death.
   MADISON—Postmaster Carpenter of Chittenango Station caught six rats in a common steel trap, the other night.
   The Canastota Poultry Association will have its annual exhibition the 16th, 17th and 18th of January.
   The Remington farm, near Cazenovia, has been sold to a Syracuse party for $50,000 and the 20 cows for $360.
   The E. C. & N. R. R. is about to build a new iron bridge across the mouth of Oneida Creek, near South Bay.
   Gen. Julio Sarla, of Caracas, Venezuela, was In Earlville a few days ago to buy some thoroughbred Holstein cattle.
   The body of the young man who was found dead beside the Central railroad track near Canastota last week still remains unidentified.
   The press and pulpit of Oneida are making things very interesting for Donovan, the keeper of the saloon in which B. E. Phelps was last seen alive.
   A car load of apples was shipped from Canastota, a few days ago, to a point in South Dakota, and the freight thereon was $200.
   J. H. Boris of Oneida has realized $441.01 from the product of six cows this year, besides supplying his family with butter, cream and milk.
   William T. Guiles, a West Shore brakeman, had his left leg crushed at Chittenango, Sunday, and amputation followed. His recovery is doubtful.
   While the people were inspecting E. Nash's burglarized store, at Poolville, someone entered the telephone office in the same building, and took all the funds in the till.
   TOMPKINS— Prof. Collin has been elected President of the Cornell Mock Congress.
    The new school building in Groton is completed and was ready for public inspection last Saturday, Nov. 4th.
   The iron work of Ithaca's new opera house was furnished by the Groton Bridge & Manufacturing Co.
   We understand that steps have been taken by the village of Groton to appeal from the verdict in the case of Anna Grant vs. the village of Groton.
   It is said that at least a thousand men, young and old, gathered in Ithaca's new Opera house, The Lyceum, on Sunday afternoon, at the Y. M. C. A. services.
   The case of Geo. A. Ellis against Reuben J. Myers, as assignee of O. B. & J. E. Cady, of Freeville, was decided last week in Supreme Court in favor of Mr. Ellis and setting aside the assignment.
   A Teachers' Institute for the Second Commissioner's District of Tompkins county will be held at the Groton Union School building, commencing January 29, and continuing a week.
   Dorr Hamlin, postal clerk on Lehigh train 8, was stricken with apoplexy while on duty last Friday evening just after leaving the Groton station. He is married and his family resides at Auburn. His condition is considered so critical that slight hopes of his recovery are entertained. Mr. Hamlin was for many years principal of No. 3 public school, in Auburn.
   Officer Chas. H. Tarbell arrested and took to Ithaca on Monday, Will Greenfield of Peruville, on complaint of Wm. Pattersop, of Lansing, for abduction and marrying his fourteen-year-old daughter. The marriage was performed by Rev. J. P. Pierce, at Freeville, on Tuesday of last week, the parties informing him that the girl was sixteen years of age.

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