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Horse-drawn omnibus.

Cortland Evening Standard, Monday, February 26, 1894.

A Loose Omnibus Team Collides with Several Sleighs.
   After returning from the 10 o'clock trains this morning the driver of one of Mr. John Garrity's omnibuses left the team standing in front of the Cortland House. The horses started up North Main-st. at a lively pace and turned up Maple-ave. In rounding the corner the omnibus was overturned and the horses ran with the omnibus on its side up Maple-ave. to Woodruff-st., and from there to Groton-ave., where the team was stopped near the pottery.
   The omnibus was considerably banged up, but luckily the passengers were all out and no one was injured.
   When the team first started it ran into the covered sleigh belonging to Mr. R. E. Gladding of the Cortland steam laundry and broke the toe board and bolster of the laundry sleigh. The driver controlled his horse. On Maple-ave. the omnibus collided with a delivery sleigh belonging to G. M. Hopkins, the grocer, which was standing before a house. The shafts were broken, but the delivery horse did not run.
   On Woodruff-st. the omnibus team found a second sleigh belonging to the Cortland steam laundry and collided with that, but only damaged it slightly. Several teams on Groton-ave. were frightened by the running horses with the omnibus dragging on its side, but no harm was done.

John Y. McKane.
Justice Cullen Finds no Reasonable Doubt for McKane.
   BROOKLYN, Feb. 26.—Justice Cullen of the supreme court filed his decision on this morning in the appeal of John Y. McKane for a certificate of reasonable doubt. Justice Cullen denied the application. This vacates the stay of execution, and McKane, pending an appeal to the general term, must go to Sing Sing.
   Another course is open to McKane. He may procure another stay pending appeal to the general term. Justice Cullen's decision makes eight pages of typewritten matter. He sums up the matter in the last paragraph, which is as follows:
   "I have briefly reviewed the principal alleged errors on the trial of this case, so far as they have been presented to me. I can find no substantial or reasonable doubt as to the legality and correctness of the conduct of the trial, and must therefore deny the application for a certificate of reasonable doubt. "Application for certificate denied."
   McKane was not taken to court. The news of Justice Cullen's adverse decision was carried to him in Raymond-st. jail by a special messenger. Lawyer Backus was the only one of McKane's counsel who could be found about the court house when the decision was filed. He refused to state what further steps would be taken by the defense to keep McKane out of Sing Sing.
   Sheriff Buttling refuses to state on what train he will take McKane to Sing Sing.

Complications Still Growing and the Mystery Remains Unsolved.
   ITHACA, N. Y., Feb. 25.—The complications in the Cornell banquet case are still growing. Many are the reports which reflect upon the integrity of the officials whose duty it is to ferret out the culprits. The fact that the city elections come on at the same time as the investigation of the case has occasioned open charges as to the insincerity of the men of the two political parties.
   The most important phase of the position is the positive statement of Mr. Holden, a graduate student, who is well acquainted with Mr. Dingens, that he saw him in Ithaca Saturday afternoon.
   On receiving this assertion from Mr. Holden the reporter called at Mr. Dingens' residence on Cook street. Mr. Taylor, his roommate, said that he was expected last evening. These conflicting statements lead strongly to the assumption that Mr. Dingens is in Ithaca, but that his friends are concealing his whereabouts. The coroner reports that he has no clews.

Floyd Carr, a Resident of Bushville, Arrested on Suspicion.
   MONTICELLO, N. Y., Feb. 26.—Floyd Carr, a young man 23 years of age, and a resident of Bushville, has been arrested by Sheriff Beecher on a charge of having murdered old Jacob Moore and Mrs. Jane Raymond on Feb. 22.
   Young Carr has been acting strangely since the crime was committed, and suspicion was attracted to him because of his conduct. The sheriff caused his arrest at the home of Louise Cantrell, a young woman of bad reputation, and he was lodged in the county jail at Monticello. The young woman was also arrested and held as a witness.
   A bill was found on Carr that bore traces of bloody fingers, and that looked as though it had been washed to remove the stains. A search was made at his home, but nothing was found that would implicate him in the murder.

Fire in a Greenhouse.
   At about 8 o'clock Friday night Mr. Nicholas Starr discovered fire in his greenhouse on the crossroad south of Cortland. There were two large greenhouses each eighty feet long, connected at the end by a smaller one. The fire caught from a flue in one of the long houses near the short connecting one.
   Mr. Starr and his man, Mr. J. A. Phelps, attempted to extinguish it. The wind was blowing a gale and it was bitterly cold. Fortunately the big wind mill was close at hand and furnished them an abundance of water. In a few minutes Mr. Asa N. Starr arrived from his house, having seen the light, and some other help came. It was nearly 10 o'clock, however, before the fire was entirely out. It had burned about half of one of the long greenhouses. There was no insurance. It is difficult to estimate the loss on stock ruined. There was a quantity of young lettuce just ready to market, and many early vegetables that were being pushed along as rapidly as possible.
   Nearly all of their early plants are ruined or damaged either by fire and smoke or by the intense cold to which they were exposed after the fire was out before the greenhouse could be closed up and protected. The loss will probably be as great as $400 anyway, and perhaps greater.

Sunday-school Class Entertained.
   Last Saturday afternoon nine little girls of Mrs. E. J. Parker's Sunday-school class of the Homer-ave. church gathered at her home, 114 Madison-st., where they enjoyed themselves in various ways until 5 o'clock, when they were invited to the diningroom, where the table was spread with the things that children like and to which they did full justice.
   After this they retired to the parlor, where in a few well-chosen words, Miss Grace Keller presented Mrs. Parker with a group picture of the class, making eleven heads in all. She will always prize that as one of her dearest treasures. After this they blended their sweet voices in that beautiful hymn, "We Will Never Say Good-by in Heaven," and then they resumed their play again until 9 o'clock, when they wended their way home, tired but happy, and giving utterance to the delightful time they had had and the words, "we will see you again to-morrow."
   Those present were: Pearl Ingalls, Effie Stevens, Grace Keller, Ella DuChett, Cora Stafford, Ada Fenner, Carrie Schouten, Iva Yager and Ida Gallinger.

In Honor of Washington's Birthday.
   The four departments of the Schermerhorn-st. [Grace Street] school united Friday afternoon in celebrating Washington's birthday. An unusually large number of visitors attended, fully fifty patrons and friends of the school being present. The following program was successfully carried out and each number was delightfully rendered:
Flag Salute, School.
Song—America, School.
Toast—To Memory of Washington, Thomas Hernon.
Response, Mabel French.
Concert Recitation—Washington Crossing the Delaware.
Song—Red, White and Blue, Fannie Clarkson, Helen Eells, Agnes Dowd.
Recitation—Children's Saying, Lottie Bastett.
Recitation—A Big, Big Piece of Pie, Charlie Morris.
Concert Recitation, Ward Latimer, Fred Williams, Hobart Haskin, Tom Hartnett.
Song and Recitation—Nearest the Spring, Class of Girls.
Recitation—Greatness, Dannie Murray.
Recitation—A Talk With Grandpa, Mable Ryan.
Concert Recitation, Story of the Battle Flag Song, Birthday of Washington.
Recitation—February, Dannie Olin.
Recitation—Washington Like Other Boys, Robert Reilly.
Heading—The Flower of Freedom, Lillian Stebbins.
Recitation—What the Story Means, Lennard Ryder.
Song—My Aunt Jerusha's Cat, Primaries.
Recitation—Washington and the Colt, Earl Maas.
Recitation—Cherry Trees, Ralph Eells.
Declamation—I Desire to be Like Washington, Harold Mack.
Patriotic Concert Recitation and Song Exercise, Second Grade.
Erection of a Monument to Washington, Primary Pupils.
Chautauqua Salute and Song,Washington, School.
Closing Address, Blanche Cross.

   —A piano was this morning put into the intermediate department at the Normal.
   —Owing to the hard times the Celtic Daughters have decided not to hold their annual banquet this year.
   —An important meeting of the C. M. B. A. occurs to-morrow evening. All members are requested to be present.
   —A special train, freighted with Cornell students, passed through town at 1:15 o'clock Sunday morning from Syracuse to Ithaca.
   —The friends of Miss Susan Polhemus will be pained to hear of her death from paralysis at Norwich, her late home. The burial was a t Cortland on Friday last.
   —Lincoln lodge, I . O. G. T., will hold a Frankfort social Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. Albert Klotten, 120 Tompkins-st. All friends of temperance are invited.
   —Do you read the "Want" or "For Sale" or "For Rent" advertisements in The STANDARD every day? They are the bests means of finding what you want. Read them.
   —The Lotus Glee club and Miss Minnie Marshall will appear at the Opera House to-morrow night in one of their choice entertainments. They appear under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A.
   —Mrs. O. H. Green has sold her lease of the boarding house at 141 Main-st. to E. R. Johnson, who will continue the same. Mrs. Green expects to leave March 1 for Hope, Lake Ponderilla, Ida.
   —Syracuse is to have a new station on the Central road. Work will be begun very soon. It is to be built of Onondaga limestone and will cover the site of the late Leland Hotel as well as that of the present station.
   —A lady put an advertisement in the STANDARD for a watch that she had lost. The paper was out at 4:30 P. M. At 5:50 the watch was returned to this office still running and sound except for a cracked crystal. Moral advertise.
   —The Cortland City band are making arrangements to give a concert at the Opera House. The date has not as yet been fixed, but the concert will be given after Easter. This will enable those interested to see how the band has improved in the last few months as a result of steady practice under the able leadership of Mr. P. Conway.
   —Quite a number of tickets to the athletic entertainment of the Twenty-sixth Separate Co. of Elmira have already been sold and every effort is being made to make the excursion one of the most enjoyable events of the organization. A special meeting will be held next Wednesday evening to complete arrangements. As this will be an important meeting every member is requested to be present.

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   Beginning March 1, the well-known California excursions of A. Phillips & Co. will change their route from the Canada lines to the Fitchburg, West Shore and Nickel Plate roads leaving Boston, as in years past, every Tuesday. These excursions combine comfort and economy in the greatest degree and have always been personally conducted and given entire satisfaction. For full particulars and general information about California, all on nearest ticket agent or address, F. J. Moore, General Agent, 23 Exchange-st., Buffalo, N. Y.      (604-mt)

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