Monday, January 23, 2017


Matilda J. Gage.

Cortland Evening Standard, Monday, October 30, 1893.

Justice Vann Declares Justice Williams to be Entirely Right, and that Women Cannot Vote.
   The Syracuse Herald of Saturday night says: Col. E. S. Jenney, counsel for Mrs. Matilda Joslyn Gage in the proceedings brought to prevent women from voting for school commissioners in the election which is to occur a week from next Tuesday, made application to Justice Vann to-day for a stay of proceedings pending the determination of appeal from the judgment rendered by Justice Williams yesterday and declaring that women are debarred from voting for school commissioners because the law of 1892 authorizing them to do so is unconstitutional.
   Colonel Jenney argued that the injury, in case the judgment by Justice Williams were to apply to the coming election and the judgment should afterward be determined to be wrong, would be irreparable. An appeal without a stay, he said, would be useless as an agency to permit women the exercise at this election the elective function conferred by the law of 1892.
   The colonel's main effort was an attempt to convince Justice Vann that Justice Williams was wrong in his decision, but Justice Vann declared that he thought Justice Williams was entirely right and denied the colonel's motion.

Frank Wizer on the War Path—No Arrests.
   Frank Wizer became a little too much inebriated Saturday night and shortly before 9 o'clock went to James Kane's saloon on Orchard-st. He asked Mr. Kane for a drink of liquor, but was refused. He then asked for a glass of lemon sour and was given it. And then he began to bother some young men who were playing pool by knocking their cues and spoiling shots. Mr. Kane told him that he would either have to stop it or get out. This angered Wizer and he pulled off coat and vest and was going to clean out the whole house. He was a big strapping fellow and looked as if he would be as good as his word till Mrs. Kane arrived on the scene and with a woman's persuasion induced him to don his coat and vest, after which she forcibly ejected him by the side door.
   It was dark on the street and a "scrap" ensued in which quite a large number participated. Wizer drew a jack knife and in getting it away from him one man got his hand cut. Wizer was thumped over the head, but when the police arrived on the scene it was as quiet as if nothing had happened. As they did not know the participants no arrests were made and Frank staggered off a sadder but a "Wizer" man.

Tiger and Horr.
   Sheriff Miller had a short chase after two negroes shortly after 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon near the D., L. & W. station. After slipping down and tearing his trousers the sheriff captured the men, handcuffed them together and took them before Justice Bull. They gave their names as David Tiger and Ed. Horr. Tiger claimed that he was from Chester, South Carolina, and Horr that his home was in Tennessee. They told a pitiful story of having over $16 stolen from them while working in Pennsylvania and had tracked the thief to Syracuse. They have been hanging around the railroad for some time and have slipped through the fingers of the officers several times. They were tough looking individuals and were each given sixty days "on the hill." Sheriff Miller took them to Syracuse on the 4:33 train Saturday afternoon.

Made a Night of It.
   When a salesman and his customer have the entire salesroom to themselves an unequalled opportunity is afforded the latter to make his selections. So at least must have thought Mr. C. W. Stoker of Cortland, N. Y., who spent the whole of one night last week in Messrs. Austin, Nichols & Co. 's salesroom, laying in supplies in company with Mr. Harry Balfe, the well-known salesman. Mr. Stoker purchased a complete stock of groceries, and finished his task just as the electric lights in the salesroom began to pale before the beams of the rising sun. Mr. Stoker's selections were made with much skill and judgment, and we understand that he is well satisfied with the result of his experiment.—Merchants' Review, New York.
   Mr. Stoker will be ready in a very few days to open his new store in the Garrison building.

Normal Party.
   As Miss Jessie P. Ward has accepted an appointment as teacher in the public schools at Gloversville and expects to leave in a few weeks to enter into her duties, a number of her Normal friends gave her a very pleasant surprise Saturday evening. They met at the home of Miss J. M. Allen about 8 o'clock and went in a body to Miss Ward's house at 8 Miller-st., and took possession. Miss Ward was taken completely by surprise and it reached a climax when Mr. F. B. Niles in a few well chosen words presented her in behalf of those present with a beautiful etching. Miss Ward replied in a manner which showed her hearty appreciation and she entertained her guests in a royal manner till about 10:30 o'clock, when a delegation of the self invited guests served refreshments, which they had brought.
   One of the features of the evening was an exhibition in mesmerism by Mr. J. A. Bowen. The details of his working upon his subjects, who were all members of the party, still remains a dark secret to those who did not attend the party, but it is stated that some of the guests performed some very ludicrous feats. The party broke up before the electric lights went out.
   Those present were Misses J. M. Allen, M. V. Manwarren, Adelaide Allen, Dora E. Wagner, L. E. Van Scoy, Julia Titus, Olive Barden, Josie Mead, and Rose K. Barden, and Messrs. A. D. Weeks, F. B. Niles, J. A. Bowen, W. E. Doughty, P. H. Hembdt, F. R. Spaulding, Charles Mead and E. P. Carr.

Fraud Alleged in the Transfer of the Cadys of Dryden to B. J. Myers.
   [After] about six years' litigation, says the Auburn Bulletin, in the case of George A. Ellis against Reuben J. Myers as assignee, a verdict has been found declaring that the assignment of Oliver Cady and John E. Cady to R. J. Myers was fraudulent and the assignment must therefore be set aside. This case has had a famous career and its trial has involved the work of many prominent lawyers. This case has been in the court since 1888. The Cadys, father and son, conducted an extensive dairy farm near Dryden, Tompkins county. The assets at the time of their failure were about $7,000.
   The verdict was rendered at Ithaca Wednesday. The jury was instructed to bring an answer "Yes" or "No" to the following question: ''Was the assignment of the defendants Oliver Cady and John E. Cady to the defendant Reuben J. Myers as set forth in the complaint in this action made for the purpose of hindering, delaying and defrauding their creditors?" The jury brought in a verdict of "Yes," and this sets aside the assignment. Assignee Myers said to-day that an appeal will be taken.

   —Tickets for the entertainments in the Normal course at Normal hall are now on sale at the store of Ament & Brazie, successors to D. L. Mead.
   —Mr. B. R. Knapp shipped this morning to Aspin, Cal., a coop of five rose comb white leghorn fowls, which he sold at the World's Fair for $50.
   —A meeting will be held in the Congregational chapel this (Monday) evening for the purpose of organizing a Chautauqua literary and scientific circle. A cordial invitation is extended to all.
   —The funeral of Francis DeWitt Sherman, who died about noon Saturday of pneumonia, aged ten months, was held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Sherman, 80 Elm-st., at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
   —Morrison's Faust company of seventeen people with a carload of special scenery arrived from Rome, N. Y. on the 10 o'clock train this morning. The company leave for Lyons on the 6 o'clock train to-morrow morning.
   —Less than forty names were added to the election registers Saturday. On the first registration day 5,760 names were enrolled and the additional ones on Saturday will bring the list near to 5,800. In most of the districts no additional women registered, but in one or two a few more were added to the roll.
   —Mr. A. S. Brown this morning received from Jackson, Mich., three excellent photographs of the horrible train wreck which occurred in that city, and in which the Cortland people were so fortunate in escaping. To one looking at the way the cars were telescoped it seems a wonder that a single person in those cars escaped alive.
   —Queen Victoria's will is not an ordinary document by any means. It is engrossed in vellum, quarto size, and is bound as a volume and secured by a private lock. The body of the testament was made in 1876, but on the death of Princess Alice in 1878 modifications were necessary, and in 1884, after the Duke of Albany's death, still further revisions were made.
   —Mr. Thomas Button, formerly of Cortland, but for the last seven years of Toledo, O., has moved back to this town, purchased the Chadwick barber shop in the old Masonic hall building, and is going to continue the business in which he was he was so popular an artist in the years that are past. He will doubtless receive the patronage of many of his old friends, as well as of the more recent patrons of that shop.

First Methodist Church.
   Despite the chilly, forbidding morning of Sunday a large congregation was in attendance. "We all do fade as a leaf," taken from Isaiah ixiv:6 was the text chosen by the pastor, Dr. L. H. Pearce, The important relation of the leaf to the tree and plant, and the unsightliness or beauty of the fading and falling autumnal leaf were clearly brought out. Our lives resemble one or the other. The climax was reached when the speaker impressed the thought that notwithstanding we cannot retain the beauty and strength of youth, we may, by following Christ our pattern, fall as the gorgeous leaves of autumn, in full possession of that Christian character which will insure for us quickened faculties in the home promised to the faithful. The sermon was a most timely and impressive one.
   Officers for the Sunday-school Missionary society were elected in Sunday-school as follows:
   President—Miss E. A. Park.
   1 Vice Pres.—Miss M. E. Williams.
   2 Vice Pres.—Miss Carrie Sanders.
   Secretary—Miss Mary Clark.
   Treasurer—Mr. C. D. Sanders.
   The meeting of the Epworth league at 6 o'clock was led by Mr. W. H. Kirk. Subject, "Am I my brother's Keeper?"
   The evening sermon was preached from Matthew xvii:21, this ending a busy yet profitable day.
   On Wednesday evening, Nov. 1, from 7:30 to 10 o'clock a reception will be given to Dr. and Mrs. Pearce in the parlors of the church. All members of the church and congregation, as well as others who would enjoy extending a hearty welcome to the new pastor and his family, are most cordially invited to be present.
   Dr. Pearce will be present and conduct the prayer-meeting on Thursday evening.
   A meeting of the official board will be held this (Monday) evening.

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