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Cortland Evening Standard, Monday, November 6, 1893.

Where are the Prohis? [sic]
   Mrs. Melissa E. Rice was first made a candidate for school commissioner by the Prohibitionists, but this was not made public until after the Democratic convention was held and her nomination also made there. A prominent Prohibitionist is credited with saying that this was done for fear that the liquor element in the Democratic party would not warm to a Prohibitionist nominee. Mrs. Rice's name appears on both Prohibition and Democratic tickets, and it has been supposed that she was looking for support from both of these parties. This, however, does not seem to be the case, judging from the following circular which has been sent out through the district.
CORTLAND, October 28, 1893.
   DEAR Sir:—I have been nominated by the Democrats for the office of school Commissioner for the First Commissioner district. I am aware of the fact that there are not enough Democratic voters in the district to elect me, and if I win the prize I must ask and receive the support of a good many Republicans. If you have no conscientious scruples about voting for a woman for an office, that very many of them can fill with satisfaction to the public, I should be glad of your support. I enclose [ballot] pasters.
   Respectfully Yours,
   Mrs. Rice, it will be noted, says that she has been nominated by the Democrats, and that there are not Democrats enough in the district to elect her, and that if she wins it must be through Republican support. Prohibitionists do not seem to be in it. On the contrary, they are emphatically out of it. Do Mrs. Rice's advisers regard the Prohibitionist nomination as a drag and a detriment, and have they suggested to her that she give the temperance contingent a very cold shoulder? It certainly looks that way. Judging from her circular, the only party supporting Mrs. Rice is the Democratic party, and the only additional support which she asks for is Republican. This leaves all Prohibitionists perfectly free to vote for Mr. Miller, who will be just as grateful for Prohibition votes as for Democratic. Mrs. Rice's circular is only another proof that when the Democratic lion and the Prohibitionist lamb lie down together, the lamb is certain to decorate the inside of the lion.

School Commissioners.
   We urge Republicans in the two school commissioner districts of the county to stand faithfully by their candidates. Gallantry is a very proper thing, when it comes to spreading one's cloak for a lady to walk on, or showing her attention in the social field. But in choosing a commissioner to take charge of the educational work of a community, the question of which nominee is most competent and best equipped for the task is the one thing to consider. We believe Messrs. Van Hoesen and Miller are greatly the superiors of their competitors in these respects and hope for their election.

Vote Early.
   Every Republican should not only vote at to-morrow's election but vote as early as possible. A little pains taken in this direction will be a wonderful help to those who will keep tally of the voters and look after getting out the slow and the infirm. Every able-bodied Republican should have his vote in before noon, and then help where he can in bringing out those who have to be taken to the polls, and in laboring with Democrats who are open to appeals to their self-respect and manhood to vote against Isaac H. Maynard or against the entire Democratic state ticket, if they are opposed to Tammany Hall and ring rule.

Isaac H. Maynard.
A Grand Opportunity.
   Democrats have this year a grand opportunity to rebuke crime and corruption in their own party and honor themselves in so doing. Isaac H. Maynard is a self-confessed criminal, who ought to be behind prison bars to-day like a common thief. It was an insult to the people of the state when he was appointed to the bench of the court of appeals. It was more than an insult when the Democratic machine put his name upon the state ticket. A machine which is capable of such an operation deserves to be smashed, no matter what party it represents. The defeat of the entire Democratic ticket this fall would be a fitting rebuke to Boss Croker and his lieutenants, and at the same time a blessing to the Democratic party by teaching its unscrupulous masters that there is a line which even politicians cannot pass with impunity.
   There never was a time when Democrats could vote a Republican ticket to better advantage than this fall. The secret ballet gives them the tools to work with. If they are true to the best that is in them they will use those tools against a corrupt judiciary and the worst set of Tammany machine managers which the state has seen since the days of Tweed.

Justice Bartlett Fully Concurs With Justice Williams.
   NEW YORK, NOV. 2—Justice Bartlett of the supreme court rendered a decision yesterday that the act of 1892, which assumed to authorize women to vote for school commissioners, is unconstitutional and consequently invalid. This decision is in accord with one handed down a few days ago by a supreme justice of the Syracuse circuit.
   The case which brought out Justice Bartlett's judgment is that of Miss Ernestine Benjamin. Benjamin K. Payne made a motion to have her name stricken from the registry of voters of the Third district of Riverhead, Suffolk county, on the ground that the law permitting her name there was unconstitutional. In substance Justine Bartlett holds that an election of school commissioners is within that class of elections which the constitution of the state provides shall be participated in by qualified voters only; that qualified voters under act 2, section 1, of the constitution are male citizens only, and therefore that that portion of the act of 1892, which assumes to confer the right upon women to vote for school commissioner must be deemed invalid.  
   Justice Bartlett adds: "Assuming, as I do, that it is desirable that women should be allowed to vote at general elections for those officers, I am satisfied that they can be authorized to do so only by an amendment to the state constitution."Cortland Evening Standard, Thursday, Nov.2, 1893.

All Back at Work.
   EASTON, Pa., Nov. 6.—The Lehigh Valley shops in South Easton, which have been running for months with about one-fourth of the men suspended, and an hour lopped off each day, started up this morning on full time. Nearly all the old men are back in their places, and there was great rejoicing among the five hundred employees. There is a great deal of work to be done.

To Be Recoined.
   PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 6.—Four million of dollars in gold in double eagles, the last of a 10,000,000 shipment, arrived at the Philadelphia mint to-day from the New York sub-treasury. The entire amount will be recoined into eagles and half eagles. All of the shipments have been secretly made and the treasure has been guarded en route by heavily armed men. Altogether $20,000,000 in gold will be brought from New York under Secretary Carlisle's order, but the remaining $10,000,000 will not be transferred until this first half is recoined.

Horse and Carriage Identified.
   Sheriff Miller has found the owner of the horse and carriage which was found two weeks ago Sunday morning on a road south of the village. There was a note attached which stated that the owner could be found by advertising in Lewis county. Sheriff Miller wrote to Sheriff John P. Murphy, who discovered that the rig was hired by two young men Friday afternoon two weeks ago. They stated that they intended to drive about fifteen miles. The horse was found here the following Sunday morning. An employee of Liveryman McDonald came here Saturday and identified the horse and carriage as the one rented to the two young men and started for Port Leyden with it, a distance of between 110 and 120 miles. Sheriff Miller thinks he knows who the young men are and expects soon to have them in custody.

Fisk Jubilee Singers.
   The ever popular Fisk Jubilee singers of Ravenna, O., will give one of their splendid concerts at the Opera House on Thursday evening, Nov. 9. This company is the oldest musical organization in this country save one, the Mendelssohn Quintette club, and has been together twenty-two years. The company was never so strong as at present. It consists of ten persons, six of whom made the six years' tour around the world, two of whom sang Fisk university into existence at a cost of over $150,000. This same company gave eighty consecutive concerts in Melbourne, Australia, twenty-six of which were in a hall seating 3,200 people, from which hundreds were turned away every night for lack of room. The Erie, Pa., Dispatch says:
   A good sized and thoroughly delighted audience listened to Loudin's Original Fisk Jubilee Singers at Y. M. C. A. hall last night. It does not put it strong enough to say that this organization is superior to any of its class. Without regard to class they gave one of the finest concerts ever listened to in Erie. There is something about the long custom of singing together which blonds and harmonizes a chorus as no amount of individual culture can do. To this may be added, in speaking of the Fisk singers, a great degree of individual culture and natural voices of great richness and purity.
   Tickets now on sale at store of D. F. Wallace & Co. at 35 and 50 cents.

   —No paper to-morrow, Election day.
   —The Baptist chapel on Tompkins-st. will be dedicated Friday afternoon and evening.
   —Stetson's Uncle Tom's Cabin company is booked for the Opera House on Monday evening, Nov. 13.
   —The Cortland Savings bank has taken down its notice requiring sixty days' notification of withdrawing of deposits.
   —President Santee has appointed Messrs. E. B. Richardson, James Farrell and Arthur Kinney house committee of the Wheel club.
   —Justice D. Barnard Willson of Marathon on Saturday sentenced C. M. Bradford to twenty days in the county jail for public intoxication.
   —Mr. P. J. Peckham, who has lately bought the Grassman barber shop, has secured the services of Mr. F. Allen to take charge of his third chair.
   —Chief of Police Sager arrested a man about noon to-day on the corner of Main and Court-sts., who was too intoxicated to speak his own name. He is sobering up in the cooler.
   —Republican headquarters for Election night for reception of returns will be at the Republican league rooms in the Grand Central building. All Republicans are invited.
   —Owing to the fact that to-morrow is Election day and a legal holiday no paper will be issued from this office. The STANDARD of Wednesday will contain full election returns.
   —A landslide at the mouth of the tunnel this side of Scranton blocked the northbound D., L. & W. railroad track so that the 4:33 train on Saturday afternoon was one hour late and the 6:04 two hours behind time.
   —The Normal football team went to Binghamton Saturday and defeated the Binghamton High school team by a score of 6 to 4. An interesting description of the game is crowded out for lack of space until our next issue.
   —Remember the samp and milk supper to-night from 6 to 8 o'clock. It will cost only ten cents. It will be in G. A. R. hall by the Woman's Relief corps. It will be followed by a musical and literary program.
   —A number of boys have been throwing stones and gravel at houses on Elm-st. and the residents are much aroused and incensed over the matter. They intend to capture the guilty parties and bring them before Justice Bull. If the boys referred to don't want to get into trouble the residents of Elm-st. recommend to them that they had better cease their capers.
   —Charles H. Brazer, the one-armed tramp who piled ties on the tracks of the Auburn division of the New Central R. R., and then stopped the train hoping to secure a reward for his zeal in preventing an accident, and who finally confessed that he did the whole thing himself, has been sentenced to serve ten years in Auburn prison for attempted train wrecking.
   —In the case of Rowe vs. Hollenbeck, before Justice Williams at Syracuse Friday, a verdict of $150 was returned for the plaintiff. While riding a bicycle at Jamesville the plaintiff was bitten by the defendant's dog. The result of the case, says the Syracuse Herald, is one that will encourage bicyclists to bring suits in future as it is a common thing for them to be bitten by cur dogs while riding their wheels.
   —At a public recital to be given by the musical students of the College of Fine Arts of the Syracuse university, in the hall of the John Crouse Memorial college on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Miss Charlotte Euretta Nash of Cortland is upon the program for a piano solo, "Andante and Finale from Mendelsshon's Concerto in G Minor." Mr. Alton E. Darby of Cortland is on the program for a violin solo, "Fantasie from Faust, " by Gounod-Alard.
   —Chief N. J. Peck and Manager M. J. Myers and his brother of the Electric Supply Co. of Syracuse were in town to-day looking over the fire alarm system. They found that it needs thorough remodeling from one end of the line to the other, new connections made and the magnets tested so as to give the same resistance. The system has now been in use for the past five years and has not had a thorough going over during the time, and it must now be done.
   —Mr. and Mrs. George B. Ingalls, the parents of Miss Jennie L. Ingalls of Cortland, gave a delightful card and dancing party last Friday evening at their home five miles west of the village. There were about thirty-five guests present from Cortland and Groton. Very nice refreshments were served, and the occasion was much enjoyed by every one.

   Having opened an office in room 21, Standard building, for stenography and typewriting, I shall be pleased to see anyone desiring the services of a stenographer. All work entrusted to my care will be executed neatly and quickly. Catalogues directed. Six years' experience. Satisfaction guaranteed. Prices reasonable. Orders may be left at The STANDARD office, in case of my absence from my own office and I will call upon business and professional men who may desire to dictate their correspondence at their places of business.
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