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Willard Asylum for the Insane.
The Cortland Democrat, Friday, November 17, 1893.


An Insane Man in Tyrone Causes Great Excitement. Henry Losey,
A Neighbor, Shot Through the Chest.
   ROCHESTER, Nov. 12.—A special to the Morning Herald from Watkins depot says: Tyrone, Schuyler county, was wildly excited to-day. This morning Amos Forrester, a man aged about forty-seven broke into and ransacked the residence of Henry Losey, who resided nearly across the road from him but in Yates county.
   Forrester is a man who has been confined in Willard State Hospital for the insane and has long been feared in Tyrone. He has always carried two or more loaded revolvers. When Losey discovered what had been done he at once went to Forrester's house and asked him why he had done it and told him he must keep away from there or else give him the revolvers he carried. Forrester then shot Losey in the right breast just above the nipple, the ball passing entirely through his body and coming out of his back. The injured man was carried to his home and a surgeon summoned who found that the wound was a serious one.
   After the shooting Forrester locked himself in his house and defied arrest. Very soon a crowd of fully 300 people had gathered, but no one dared to attempt his arrest. In the course of two or three hours, in which time he had exchanged several shots with the crowd, the building in some way caught fire and he was forced out. He ran to a corner of the fence still holding a revolver in each hand, and tearing down boards and rails, built a barricade behind which he defended himself for over an hour. During this time a young lad in the crowd received a flesh wound in the arm and Forrester himself was wounded twice, a ball passing through his ear and another lodged in his right hand.
   A constable from Dundee finally induced him to surrender to Deputy Sheriff Finlan of Reading Center, who had arrived at the scene. In the meantime Sheriff Auble of this village had been summoned and he started at once for the scene and meeting Finlan on the road the prisoner was surrendered to him. The prisoner claims he did the shooting in self defense.

Home for Aged Women.
   The following officers of the Home for Aged Women of Homer have been chosen for the coming year:
   President—Mrs. E. S. Newton.
   Vice-President—Mrs. Jane A. Murray.
   Second Vice-President—Mrs. Jane M. Crane.
   Secretary—Mrs. Florence Maxson.
   Treasurer—Mrs. A. H. Bennett.
   Board of Managers—Mrs. E. S. Newton, Mrs. S. H. Hitchcock, Mrs. Maria Stone, Mrs. Jane A. Murray. Mrs. John W. Fisher, Mrs. Walter Jones, Mrs. Newell Jones, Mrs. Mary Bacon, Mrs. Florence Maxson, Mrs. June M. Crane, Mrs. C. B. Kingsbury, Mrs. Newton Chollar, Mrs. B. H.Griffin, Mrs. Melvin Pratt, Mrs. M. M. Newton, E. L. Stone and A. H. Bennett of Homer; Mrs. L. J. Fitzgerald, Duane Howard, Miss Venette Stevens, Miss Sarah Collins and C. P. Walrad of Cortland; Mrs. A. D. Briggs of Preble; and Mrs. Hattie Childs of Scott.

Dr. E. O. Kingman Home Again.
   Dr. Kingman, who has spent most of the time for the past year with Dr. Smith in Syracuse, has returned home again and after repairing his office and stables at No. 15 Washington-st., is prepared to attend to all calls for veterinary services.
   Dr. Smith recommends him to all in need of the services of a first class veterinary and further says, "Dr. Kingman has the best record of any young man who has ever served time with me." During Dr. Smith's absence of some weeks in Florida, Dr. Kingman was left in charge of his business and out of 123 sick horses he only lost four. His success was partially due to the use of Dr. Smith's valuable prescriptions, some of which will be placed on sale in this and adjoining towns. Among these is a remedy for colic and all kinds of inflammation.
   Since his return home his business has been better than ever before. His patrons will find him at his old place, 15 Washington-st., Cortland.

The Republicans are trying to count out Thos. F. Meagher, democrat, who was elected to the Assembly from the First Onondaga district and they will undoubtedly succeed.
The Vanderbilts having secured a majority of the stock of the D., L. & W. road are said to be after the Ontario & Western. With the control of most of the coal roads in their hands, people need not be surprised if coal is advanced in price all along the line in the near future.
Gov. Flower has suggested to the District Attorney of Kings county that George G. Reynolds and Edward M. Sheppard, two very able lawyers of Brooklyn, be appointed special District Attorneys for the purpose of prosecuting John Y. McKane of Gravesend and others for election frauds. This is the proper thing to do. Let justice and right prevail no matter where the axe may fall.
The Standard believes in newspaper bosses. This is not surprising for it is a bit of a boss itself and only regrets that circumstances over which it has no control, prevents it from being the leading boss of the country. It rejoices at the recent downfall of certain bosses in the Democratic party, not because of its antipathy to the system, but because the Republican party was temporarily benefited thereby. If any one thinks for one moment that our neighbor is actuated by any moral sentiment on the subject, he will sooner or later find himself woefully mistaken. The gain to the republicans will not be lasting because Democrats gave it them simply to chastise and overthrow some of their leaders, who had become objectionable. By the time another campaign opens our neighbor will see a united Democracy marching on to victory, under other and better leadership. It would be well to make the most of your victory.
The smoke of battle having cleared away, Democrats are permitted to look upon the smouldering ruins and derive such consolation as they may from the desolation and injury wrought to their once handsome and almost invincible party structure. There is some consolation in the fact, that it will be rebuilt at once, that the foundation will be stronger and that upon this will be erected impregnable walls. The party has in its time suffered many seemingly disastrous defeats, but it has won many glorious victories. It is destined to win many more of the latter and in the near future.
The Democracy of this county properly mourns over the defeat of Mr. Duffey, one of its most honored and respected citizens who should have been elected. If all the candidates on the ticket could have added as much strength to it as he did, it would have been triumphantly elected. The fact that Maynard was used as a whipping block to punish local bosses in three large cities, brings no discredit to the rest of the ticket and ought not to have brought defeat to him, but all of the excellent candidates had to go down with him. The Democrats of Cortland county are proud of their candidate and the excellent run he made and the hope prevails, that on some other occasion in the near future, his merits may be fully appreciated by a nomination, when Democrats will be guided by reason and good sense instead of a desire to punish some particular person, and in so doing injure thousands. To the many Republican friends who voted for Mr. Duffey, his thanks are due and are hereby tendered.
(From Our Regular Correspondent.)
   WASHINGTON. Nov. 18, '93.—Secretary Gresham's official report to the President showing that great injustice was done to the native Hawaiian government by the action of the U. S. Minister to that government under the last administration, in practically compelling the Queen by a display of marines from the U. S. S. Boston to abdicate in favor of the Provisional government which was formed, it is believed largely if not entirely by the advice and connivance of that minister, for the purpose of carrying out the scheme of the annexation of Hawaii, which played such a conspicuous part during the closing days of the Harrison administration, has for a time relegated the financial and tariff questions to back seats, and everybody is discussing the Hawaiian matter [sic.]
   The report concludes with the recommendation, which was approved by the President and the other members of the cabinet, that the wrong should be righted as far as lay in the power of this government by restoring the native government of Hawaii to the position it occupied before the Queen was forced by a U. S. Minister, not by the Provisional government, to abdicate. This was a bold and fearless step for the President to take, but believing it to be right he took it and issued the necessary orders to Minister Willis, who barring accidents arrived at Honolulu more than a week ago, to carry it into effect, although he knew full well that it would at first be unpopular, particularly with those who would only look at the surface of the question and regard it merely as the use of the power of the United States to overthrow an alleged republic and set upon its feet a deposed monarchy. But those who know the President were not surprised that he should prefer being right to being popular, he has been doing that sort of thing ever since he [Grover Cleveland] has been in public life.
   There are not many democratic Senators and Representatives in Washington, but some of those here who were at first disposed to criticize the action of the President have already changed their minds, and it is believed that when the next news arrives from Hawaii they will all be disposed to acknowledge that the administration took the only right and proper course. If, as the administration believes, the provisional government only existed because the native Hawaiians believed it to have been created and supported by the power of the United States, it would at once cease to exist as soon as Minister Willis officially announced the contrary, as he doubtless did as soon as he arrived at Honolulu. If the Queen should then be unable to maintain herself in power that will be her own affair, as neither she nor those who might attempt to overthrown her government would receive aid from the United States.
   In other words, the action of the United States is merely intended to allow the Hawaiians to govern themselves in any way they may see fit without any outside interference, and as the first step towards that end it was necessary that things should be restored to the same condition in which they were when Minister Stevens interfered to overthrow the old government. The question of monarchy or republic had nothing whatever to do with it, nor was sentiment allowed to intrude. It was only a question of right and wrong, and the administration, acting upon the information gathered by Mr. Blount during his long stay and investigation in Hawaii, has only done what it believes to be right, and what it believes the American people, regardless of politics, will in the end endorse.
   The power of the United States is too great to be exercised to the detriment of its weaker neighbors, and the sense of fair play is too prevalent in the United States for the people to wish a wrong perpetuated because it was done by a United States official.

The Kings Daughters.
Do earnestly solicit contributions of clothing of all sizes to meet the present and future demands to those in different localities. It may be convenient to know that articles may be left at the following places, No. 9 Clinton-ave., 10 Charles-st., 182 So. Main-st., 95 Lincoln-ave.
   Mrs. E. D. PARKER, Pres.


   Homer Academy has a new bell.
   Thanksgiving occurs on Thursday, November 30.
   Turkeys take their naps in the tops of the tall trees, about these days.
   Everybody reads the DEMOCRAT. Advertisers should make a note of this.
   Handsome wedding sets turned out on short notice at the DEMOCRAT job rooms.
   The 45th Separate company's ball takes place in the armory to-night. Be sure to attend.
   The Town board has decided to increase the number of election districts in this village.
   The Cortland Door and Window Screen company have put a new engine in their factory.
   Dr. F. J. Cheney will conduct the service at the East Side Reading Room next Sunday at 4:15 P. M.
   Tioughnioga Hose company of Homer give a ball in Keator opera house, Friday evening, November 24, 1893.
   The Loyal Circle of "Kings Daughters" will meet in their rooms, 9 Clinton-ave., Saturday, November 18, at 2:30 P. M.
   Counterfeit national bank bills of five, ten and twenty denominations are being circulated in the State. Look out for them.
   Harmony lodge, No. 608, I. O. O. T. will give an old fashioned husking bee and pumpkin pie supper in Lincoln Lodge rooms soon.
   The chinch bug eats the farmer's grain, the bee moth spoils the honey; the bed bug fills him full of pain, but the humbug scoops his money.
   The Cortland City band are practicing for a Minstrel entertainment to be given by them in Cortland Opera House about the middle of December.
   Stetson's Uncle Tom's Cabin company played to a packed house last Monday evening. The performance gave very good satisfaction.
   The Alpha Chautauqua Circle will meet next week Monday evening, November 20, with Miss Louise Hawley, 73 Railroad-st. Visitors are especially welcome.
   The Junior C. E. Society of the Congregational church will hold a "Grandma Social," Friday evening, at the home of T. J. Geer, No. 14 Pearne-ave. All are invited.
   Dr. L. A. Pearce of the First M. E church will speak at the rooms of the Women's Christian Temperance Union on Elm-st., Sunday afternoon at 4:15.
   Messrs. G. J. Mager & Co., the dry goods merchants, have a new advertisement on our fourth page. They offer handsome bargains in cloaks and other seasonable goods.
   A Thanksgiving party will be given at Virgil hotel on Thursday evening, November 30. Music will be furnished by Talbot & Palmer's orchestra. Full bill $1.50. W. H. Hall, proprietor.
   James S. Squires, the So. Main-st. grocer, has a new advertisement in this issue of the DEMOCRAT. His stock of goods is of the best and the prices he quotes are very low. Readers of this paper will do well to give him a call.
   At the annual meeting of the First Congregational society held last Tuesday evening, Almon W. Angel, Ira W. Watkins and Samuel E. Welch were elected trustees; Samuel N. Holden, treasurer; and William D. Tuttle, clerk.
   The football game between the Binghamton's and Normals, played on the fair grounds last Saturday, resulted in a victory for the former, by a score of 6 to 0. The game was very close and was hotly contested on both sides.
   "Dink" Wilson was sentenced last Saturday by Justice McLenan, to be electrocuted during the week commencing Dec. 17. He will be taken to Auburn this week. His counsel will undoubtedly appeal which will operate as a stay of proceedings.
   There will be a pound party and reception at the Home for aged women of Cortland county, Thursday afternoon and evening, November 23d. All are cordially invited and by their presence and gifts show the interest they have in this worthy institution.
   Mr. J. H. Kennedy of 126 Groton-ave., has just finished the delivery to Mr. Harrison Wells of three acres of cabbage. The yield averaged twenty tons to the acre, and brought $8.12 1/2 per ton. Mr. Kennedy set 5,800 cabbages to the acre, and cut about 5,600 per acre. The crop was a fine one.—Standard.
   Last Saturday morning the Misses Leah and Louise Wallace met with quite an accident while out riding. The horse became frightened on the extension of Maple-ave., and started off on a run, when the neck strap broke letting the breast collar down about his feet. Miss Louise jumped out while her sister reined the horse into a tree. The thills broke letting the horse free from the wagon and Miss Wallace was dragged over the dashboard, when she let loose of the lines and the horse ran on to Madison-ave., where it was captured. Fortunately Miss Wallace escaped with a few slight bruises.
   Frost's greenhouses are looking fine about these days. Handsome roses of various colors are in bloom and the popular chrysanthemum may be seen there in many colors and varieties. All who require handsome flowers for weddings or parties can be supplied at low prices and on short notice. On thanksgiving day Mr. Frost will be able to supply his customers with new lettuce and radishes.

   John Johnson, the "Blue Nigger" from Clyde, was electrocuted at Auburn prison Tuesday. He laughed and joked in the chamber of death. Death was instantaneous and painless.
   The Louisiana lottery company announces that after January 1, 1894, its drawings will occur at Puerto Cortez, Honduras, Central America, by virtue of a twenty-five year contract with the Honduras Government.
   By the explosion of an oil lamp in the Memphis Y. M. C. A. Monday evening, four young men wore burned to death and a property loss of $500,000 was sustained. The men burned up in sight of aid. No fire escapes on building.
   Coal, it is said, can be carried from Philadelphia to London, England, for $1.05 per ton, a distance of 8,000 miles and yet the railroad company is charging $1.15 per ton for transporting coal from Pittston to Tunkhannock, a distance of twenty-three miles only.—Tunkhannock Democrat.

Supervisors Proceedings.
   The Board of Supervisors met in their rooms on the third floor of the County clerk's office building at 1:30 P. M., Monday last, and was called to order by John C. Barry, clerk of last years board. The board is constituted as follows:
   Cincinnatus—Benjamin Kinyon.
   Cortlandville—R. Bruce Smith*
   Cuyler—George W. Lee.
   Freetown—Oscar N. Gardner.*
   Harford—Joseph H. Brown.*
   Homer—William H. Crane*
   Lapeer— F. M. Surdam.
   Marathon—Walter A. Brink.*
   Preble —Hermon D. Hunt.
   Scott—William J. Cottrell.
   Solon—Johnson G. Bingham.
  Taylor—Oscar P. Miner.*
  Truxton—Judson C. Nelson*
   Virgil—William A. Holton*
   Wlllet—R. Walworth Bourne*
   (Republicans in Roman. Democrats in Italic. Star indicates members of last  Board.)
   Mr. W. A. Holton was made temporary chairman. On motion of R. Bruce Smith the board took a recess for the purpose of allowing the Republicans to decide on the officers to be chosen for the session. It took until 3:15 to decide, when the board was called to order again and balloting for officers commenced. Mr. W. H. Crane of Homer was elected chairman; Mr. J. C. Barry of Cortland was chosen clerk and Mr. Scenta Rindge, janitor and purveyor of refreshments.
   After selecting seats the board adjourned until 9 A. M. Tuesday.

   Mr. Ernest Clark seems to be running the Scott meat market again.
   We hear that Mr. John Gillett, of East Scott, is down with typhoid fever.
   We hear that the north village school is progressing very satisfactory under the management of Mr. Hurlburt of Scott Road.
   We hear that a counsel of doctors was held in the case of Theodore Walter of Scott Road, and that the case was pronounced a hopeless one.
   The man who was arrested on election day was charged with public intoxication. He was arrested at the instance of a certain fish protector [E. D. Crosley] while on the man's own door step. He was put into the hands of one of our G. O. P. officials to sober off, but when brought for trial the next day he was much drunker than when arrested, so the trial was put off another day. The next day came and the prisoner changed his pleading by somebody's advice from not guilty to guilty, but in his remarks he said the plea which he now offered was a darned lie. He was fined $3.00.

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