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Rev. David Swing.

Cortland Evening Standard, Saturday, December 16, 1893.

The Tariff in the Pulpit.

◘ In his sermon last Sunday Professor David Swing of Chicago, spoke of the industrial situation and the effect the action of congress would likely have upon the condition of labor. The following sentence is worth quoting: When a million persons have been inducted by a tariff into the trades that fall under the head of brass, glass, zinc, tin, nickel, copper, lead, wool, leather, paper cotton and wool, it is gross injustice for the government to come along and ask them all to quit their shops and teach school or go to farming.
   Professor Swing is known as one of the most profound and original thinkers in the pulpit. While never radical in his opinions, he is always ready to discuss public questions openly and to look at them from the practical side. And when he says that it is a gross injustice for the government to demand that millions of persons shall suddenly change their calling he treats the tariff question from a point of view from which not many revenue reformers have been accustomed to look at it.
   There is no higher end of government than the happiness of the many, and even the most bigoted free-trader will not claim that the people of this country did not reach a higher plane of happiness and comfort under the policy of protection than they ever enjoyed before or than any other people enjoyed of whom history speaks. To suddenly change those conditions and plunge a people from plenty to want and misery, with all the attendant crimes, is a matter that concerns morals as well as politics, and every unprejudiced mind will agree with the Philadelphia Press in saying that Professor Swing only does his duty as a Christian teacher in calling attention to it.

◘ Professor Young, astronomer at Princeton university, calculates that the sun's heat has lasted in the present shape of that orb 15,000,000 to 20,000,000 years. But it has already reached a stage much nearer the end than the beginning of its career. Its bulk is shrinking by cooling at the rate of 250 feet a year. It is, however, 850,000 miles in diameter, so that the cooling off process will be slow. The sun and its system of planets will still last from 5,000,000 to 10,000,000 years longer. Where shall we be then?

◘ Both Republicans and Democrats will agree with President Cleveland that the Nicaragua canal should be finished and operated under American auspices and American control. If the president had added that he thought it ought to be finished at once the people of the country would have been with him too. The United States government ought now to take the matter in hand actively. What Gibraltar is to England that Nicaragua canal will be to the United States.

Turned Over to the State.
   Maj. Alexander Barrie, Jr., of the ordinance department, S. N. Y., last evening gave Lieut. F. L. McDowell a receipt for nearly all the state property which the [Cortland] Forty-fifth Separate Co. had been using. The count was remarkably close and the few things missing were hardly worth mentioning. A few things had increased in number, one of them being canteens. The government among the other things furnished just one hundred canteens. This did not appear to be enough for the boys as 106 were found while the property was being counted.
   Lieut. McDowell requests that all people having state property in their possession leave it with him at G. W. Bradford's drug store as it is not yet too late to get credit for it.

Emily C. Ormsby.
All the Relatives of the Dows Shown to Their Friends.
   There was a pleasant gathering at the Presbyterian chapel last evening to see the family album of Mrs. Jerusby Dow, and it proved to be very interesting. The entertainment was novel in conception and execution, and it was carried out in fine style. At the south end of the room surrounded by curtains was the huge album with leaves perhaps three to four feet square. As the cover swung open a photograph was disclosed with a strong light thrown upon it. The cover was swung together again and when it was reopened there was another photograph. Thirty-five photographs altogether were shown, representing thirty-one different characters, a few of them being shown at different ages and in different positions.
   The cover of the album was manipulated by Aunt Jerusby herself, in the person of Miss Cornelia A. White, who was becomingly attired in ancient costume and who told the story of the different relatives in a very pleasing and very attractive manner. Some of the pictures were greeted with rapturous applause as they were recognized, particularly that of Miss Emily C. Ormsby, as Mary Ann Sophia, who was instantly recognized [sic] by her school children, Mr. E. H. Brewer, as Parson Briggs, and Mr. S. M. Ballard, as Sam, our only brother.
   The album began with a silhouette of "our great grandmother," which was taken before the days of photographs and which was represented by Mrs. E. H. Brewer. The other pictures were Mother, Mrs. W. R. Cole; Father, Mr. B. L. Webb; Aunt Paulina, who had a wart on her nose, Miss M. W. Bishop; Uncle John, Mr. C. H. White; My good John, Mr. W. H. Clark; Darkey Joe, Walter Stock well; Our grandchild, Tom Clark; Little Annie, Nettie Clark; Jerusby Ann Eliza Drake, Mabel Brewer; Our oldest gal Sal, aged seventeen, Mrs. A. F. Aird; Jane, our youngest, Mrs. H. M. Lane; The twins, you can't tell one from t'other and t'other from one, Misses Mary E. Trow and Clara J. Robinson; Giggling Ann, our second girl, Mrs. W. H. Clark; Uncle Jake, Prof. D. L. Bardwell; Our great grandson, Johnnie, Rob Brewer; Our granddaughter, Rose Mary, Bessie Benedict; Parson Briggs, Mr. E. H. Brewer; Sam, our older brother who plays a horn and wears a fine uniform, Mr. S. M. Ballard; Peggie Lee, Miss Annie Keator; Nancy Gray, Mrs. W. C. Crombie; the bride and groom, Miss Clara Keator, Mr. W. H. Clark; the teacher, Mr. H. T. Lovell; Cousin Mary Jane, the typical old maid, Mrs. D. L. Bardwell; John's third cousin's wife, Mrs. S. M. Ballard; Cousin Timothy Flint, Mr. W. A. Stockwell; Mary Ann Sophia, Miss Emily C. Ormsby; Old Deacon Brown, Mr. Fitz Boynton; The deacon's wife, Mrs. W. A. Stockwell; Baby Ned, in cap and long clothes, Mr. Fred I. Graham.
   The costumes of the characters were all of old style and were all unique. At the close of the examination of the album two tableaux showing all the relatives were exhibited and then the characters came out into the company and mingled freely with their friends. Coffee and doughnuts were served and the remainder of the evening was pleasantly spent in a social way. A nice little sum was netted from the proceeds by the Ladies' Aid society.

Gleanings of News From Our Twin Village.
   The Ella Fontainebleau Co. played "East Lynne" last night to a fair-sized audience. The parts were very well taken. The star took the part of Lady Isabel and played it with a great deal of feeling. Sir Francis Levison was played by Mr. Warren. He is particularly adapted to this part and made a very polished villain. The hit of the evening was made by Miss Salisbury in the part of Miss Corney. The play to-night [at Keator Opera House] will be "Her Fidelity." A matinee was given this afternoon for ladies and children.
   Officer Jones last night gathered in Geo. Lent for drunkenness. He was discharged this morning.
   A novel sight was witnessed on Main-st. this morning. Quite a good-sized two-story building was drawn through the street at a very rapid rate by eight horses. The building rested on two long logs which slipped along the snow as easily as a light cutter.
   We are in receipt of an interesting communication in regard to religious work at the county house and shall hope to publish it within a few days.
   Mrs. I. P. Brown and daughter Lulu have returned from a visit with her sister in Cortland.
   A. R. Bean of Binghamton is visiting at his father's, Wm. A. Bean, and brother's, H. P. Bean, Cayuga-st.
   Miss Dorothy Webster is recovering from an attack of the grip.
   Mrs. Brooks of Greene is visiting her sister, Mrs. S. W. Button.
   The infant is son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Richardson, who has been seriously ill with the grip, recovering.
   John Goodwin was arrested last night by Officer Jones for public intoxication and was discharged this morning.
   Carl Dillenbeck has the agency for the Sunday World and Tribune.
   The boys should remember that it is against the laws of the town to throw snowballs or catch upon bobs.
   Mrs. Minnie Oaks and son of Virgil are visiting friends in town.
   Mrs. Thomas Darby of South Main-st. left yesterday morning for Moravia, where she will spend the winter with her daughter.
   There were three ladies and two gentlemen who fell on Main-st. yesterday in the same place. A large crowd of boys stood near the spot to watch the fun at the expense of the fallen.
   The Ladies guild of Calvary parish will meet Tuesday evening at the residence of Miss Mary Wood.

   —City Band minstrels at the Opera House to-night at popular prices.
   —The Normal Banjo club give a public recital to-night at 8 o'clock at Normal hall.
   —Rev. G. H. Brigham will preach at the Memorial chapel on Tompkins-st. to-morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock.
   —The afterpiece entitled "The Manager" to be performed at the City band minstrels this evening is arranged and produced under the sole direction and management of Prof. W. B. Leonard.
   —Emperor William has just issued an order to the band of the cuirassier guards, which plays before Potsdam palace, that henceforth only old-fashioned instruments shall be used; and the first performance with the seven-foot trumpets which have been out of use since Frederick the Great's time quite delighted him. The musicians are not so pleased but they daren't say it.
   —On Saturday, December 30, the local sports as well as those living all the way between Elmira and Canastota, are going to be given a genuine treat here in Cortland. Mr. M. H. Ray of the Arlington hotel near the E., C. & N. R. R. depot has made arrangements for a fox chase on a large scale. Several other sports are down on the program and a general good time is guaranteed in advance.

Claims that Some One Relieved Him of About Eighty Dollars.
   Tom McGowan was out for a little fun last night and says that he had in his possession between eighty and one hundred dollars. He was playing billiards or pool in Burns Linderman's saloon above the Cortland House till about 11 o'clock, when he went to Hugh Corcoran's saloon on Railroad-st., where he claims that some one stole his money.
   "Tubby" Garrity and Clarence Supple, who were in the saloon at the time came into police court about 2:30 o'clock this afternoon and the former made the following statement to Justice Bull, Chief Sager, Officer Monroe and a STANDARD reporter:
   "I went from the Cortland House to Burns Linderman's, where I saw McGowan playing pool. He told me that he would give me a quarter to take him home and I agreed to do so. We then went down to Corcoran's, where he kept throwing four twenty dollar bills on the bar." Garrity here mentioned the names of several people who were in the saloon at the time besides himself. "Billie Dermody and I told him several times to put his money in his pocket. I was called out of the saloon and while I was gone I understood that there was a general scuffle for the money."
   Supple, who was present, claims that he stood by the stove with his back to the crowd and did not see the scuffle, He knew nothing about it till McGowan rushed out of the saloon. He soon returned and said to the crowd, "Give me my money."
   Officers Monroe and Parker then came around, but McGowan's tongue was so thick that he was unable to give a very clear description of the robbery. He turned over a gold open-face watch to Officer Parker and Garrity started home with him. McGowan said that he lived at 32 Clinton-ave. Garrity got him as far toward home as Charles-st. and the intoxicated man refused to go farther and Garrity left him.
   McGowan came up in police court this morning, but had not sobered up enough to give a very clear account of the fracas. He took his watch, which had been left with Justice Bull, and cleared out. At 3 o'clock this afternoon McGowan swore out a warrant for the arrest of Ike Farrel, who he claims was in the saloon at the time his money disappeared.
   [Left unsaid in this news report: Cortlandville and Cortland were under "no-license" authority. The sale of alcohol in saloons was illegal. Also left unsaid was whether or not these men were served—CC editor.]

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