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Elizabeth Brewster House (Cortland County Home for Aged Women,) Homer, N. Y.
Cortland Evening Standard, Thursday, March 28, 1894.

Gleanings of News from our Twin Village.
   Mr. William Sweet, who has been engaged in the manufacture of wine for several seasons has purchased a farm in Scott on which he will plant a vineyard. He is now moving his household furniture to that place and intends to engage more extensively in the production of grape wine.
   Mr. R. J. McElheny has arranged for a concert to be given in Keator opera home, April 3, at which Mr. Frank Goddard of Elmira, cornet soloist and Mr. A. L. Ball, flute soloist, of this place, will appear. Also a quartet of ladies, Mrs. Sarah Devoe, Mrs. W. F. Burdick, Mrs. C. A. Baker and Mrs. C. H. Stevens, and a chorus of fifty voices. Mr. McElheny will also be assisted by a male quartet from Cortland. This will be one of the most enjoyable musical events of the season and will prove the efficiency of the class which has been under the director's leadership during the past season.
   Mrs. Deborah Blackman died at the Cortland County Home for Aged Women on Main-st., [Homer,] this morning at 5 o'clock, aged 48 years. Mrs. Blackman was the daughter of a prosperous farmer who resided in Cincinnatus and in that place her early life was spent until about twenty-five years ago when she married Mr. Theron Blackman of Pitcher. Her married life was spent in Pitcher, where her husband was engaged in farming and mercantile pursuits, though at the time of his death he occupied a position in the custom house in New York City. By his death which occurred about three years ago, Mrs. Blackman was left a widow with one child, a daughter.
   At the founding of the Home in this village about two years ago, Mrs. Blackman was tendered and accepted the position of matron which she has filled with the aid of her daughter ever since. For several months past she has been gradually growing weaker from an incurable disease which this morning resulted in death. By her efficiency in the discharge of the duties of her position she enjoyed the esteem of the board of lady managers who will find difficulty in filling the place of the first matron of that institution. By her loving care and tender consideration for those in her charge she won the hearts of the elderly occupants of the home by whom her loss will be deeply mourned.
   Her father, who resides at Ilion and one daughter, Miss Jessie Blackman of this place, who has carried a large share of the responsibility of the position since her mother's illness, survive her. Prayer will be offered at the Home by the Rev. E. C. Olney to-morrow at noon and the funeral will be held from the residence of her sister in-law, Mrs. A. B. Packer, in Pitcher at 10 A. M. on the following day. interment will be made in the Pitcher cemetery.

He Dodged the Officers, and is Wanted in Ohio.
   Chief of Police Sager received a letter the first part of this month from Deputy Constable J. K. Maitland of Bedford, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, asking him to arrest William H. Ellsworth for whom he held a state warrant for forgery and who was supposed to have come to the home of his relatives at Cortland. Chief Sager and the other officers have been on the lookout for the man over since, had traced him to Cortland and were about to arrest him the first of this week, when, just as they discovered his hiding place, he skipped for parts unknown.
   The man went to Ithaca and on Tuesday morning hired a horse and carriage from Charles M. Bliven's livery, and stated that he expected to go to work yesterday morning for Boole, the furniture dealer, of that city. He did not return with the horse Tuesday afternoon as was agreed and Mr. Bliven learned that Mr. Boole had not made any arrangement to employ him. The liveryman, mistrusting that the fellow was a crook, had a warrant sworn out for him yesterday morning. While at Ithaca he traveled under the name of William H. Eggleston.
   The Ithaca officers who held the warrant telephoned Chief Sager to be on the lookout for the man. Chief and his staff of officers learned that Ellsworth had driven to the home of Deacon J. L. Gillett, who lives about three miles west of the village, where he left his horse. He stated to Mr. Gillett that the horse was lame and he had to get to Cortland immediately and did not even have time to assist in unhitching. He requested Mr. Gillett to take care of the horse and stated that he would call for it this morning and pay him for his trouble. The man is then supposed to have [gone] to his relatives in Homer.
   A telephone message was receive from Ithaca about 9 o'clock last evening saying that Deputy Sheriff Charles S. Seaman of Tompkins county had started for Cortland. Just before the 11:12 train left Homer, Justice Bull telephoned to the station agent at that place giving a description of Ellsworth and requesting him to notify them if such a man took the train. The agent stated that a man of that description had pawned his light overcoat at the station for two dollars and had got a ticket for Syracuse just before the departure of the 6:08 train. Officers Monroe, Jackson and Parker searched the 11:20 train at Cortland but did not find their man.
   Deputy Sheriff Seaman arrived from Ithaca shortly before midnight and left for Syracuse on the 6 o'clock train this morning. He proved to be ahead of his man, as the latter spent the night at Homer and the station agent telephoned to police headquarters here that the thief left for Syracuse on the northbound 10 o'clock train. He could not telephone before the train left without exciting the suspicions of the man, who stood at the station window till the train pulled in. Chief of Police Sager telegraphed to Chief Wright of Syracuse soon after the train left and it is expected that unless the thief got off at some station this side of Syracuse he is safely lodged in jail.
   Ellsworth is a man about 22 or 23 years of age, 5 feet, 8 or 10 inches in height, weighs about 160 pounds, has a light complexion, full smooth face and when he left Ohio, March 5, was dressed in a light gray suit, light brown overcoat, which was pawned at Homer, and a soft hat. He is a furniture finisher by occupation and was liberated from Auburn prison last summer.

Regent Malone.
   ALBANY, March 29.—The legislature met in joint session at noon to-day and nominated Rev. Sylvester Malone of Brooklyn as a regent of university to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rt. Rev. Bishop McNierney.

Gen. Sniper Dead.
   SYRACUSE, March 29.—Gen. Gustavus Sniper died suddenly at his residence in this city this morning aged 54 years. He was in command of the 185th Regt., N. Y. Volunteers at the close of the war. His war record was distinguished by personal bravery. He was a member of assembly for Onondaga county for three successive years, 1870, 1871 and 1872.

Troy Repeater Sentenced to Prison for One Year.
   TROY, N. Y., March 29.—[Before] County Judge Little of Washington county, who is presiding in the absence of Judge Griffith at the Rensselaer county court in session at the court house in Troy this week, William Squire indicted for illegal voting in several districts in this city last fall pleaded guilty and was sentenced to the Albany penitentiary for one year.

Tax Collector Gets Six Months for Conspiracy.
   BROOKLYN, N. Y., March 29—Charles E. Morris, tax collector of Gravesend, pleaded guilty to the indictment of conspiracy found against him in the court of oyer and terminer to-day, and was sentenced by Justice Brown to six months in the penitentiary. Morris is the last of the indicted Gravesend officials with exception of two who have yet to be called before the bar to plead.

Good Times Coming.
   Colonel Blanton Duncan, Democrat, has at times cast the political horoscope with remarkable accuracy. For instance, in June, 1892, he prepared and published a forecast of the electoral college to be chosen that year, making the division: Cleveland 273, Harrison 140, populist 38. Cleveland had 277, Harrison 145, Weaver 22.
   Colonel Duncan has been figuring out the party division of the next house of representatives, and reaches this result: Republicans 190, Democrats 138, populists 28. "The Senate in March, 1897," he says, "will contain 46 Republicans, 36 Democrats, 2 populists and 4 doubtful." By states, the Republicans in the house will control the delegations of one-half, the Democrats of 12, the populists of 2, and 8 will be evenly divided. But "this will be of no consequence," says Colonel Duncan, "as the presidential election, from present indications, would result 269 Republicans, (electors,) 170 Democrats, Populists 38."
   Colonel Duncan in this instance draws it very mildly. He hasn't properly measured the velocity of the Republican cyclone or the height and depth and breadth of the Republican tidal wave. One thing, however, is reasonably certain—that there will be Democrats enough in both houses of congress in 1897 to move to make unanimous any action which the Republicans may take.
In these Democratic times the country papers are few which can afford the luxury of a new dress of type, but the Herkimer Citizen is one of the few. It comes to us with a face as bright as that of Editor Munger himself, as is as full of good things as that gentleman's mental and social storehouse always is. New machinery has also been added to its plant, and the paper mechanically is now in condition to keep up with the pace set by its managers—who are choice specimens of the genus hustler. One of the pleasantest things about these signs of prosperity on the part of the Citizen is the evidence which they afford that the efforts of its able, stirring and genial proprietors are appreciated as they ought to be by the communities which the paper so well represents.
The death of John T. Ford, the old theatrical manager, in Baltimore removes one of the few surviving individuals closely connected with Ford's theater in Washington when President Lincoln was assassinated. If he had lived a month longer, he would have survived Lincoln exactly 29 years. Almost a generation has passed since the thrill of horror ran through the country that chilly morning of April 15 when people opened their morning paper and saw in great headlines the awful announcement that the president had been shot and his death was only a question of minutes. With all the terrors the country had been passing through during those four years of war, it had never come within range of the imagination to conceive that an American president could be assassinated.  We are unfortunately too familiar with the possibility now. But then it was all an awful mystery to us. We knew that kings and rulers in Europe had been murdered time and again, but a president of the United States, no! Now none ran help the thought this very tragedy has been enacted twice; it may be again. We can only hope and pray that it never will be. We can never feel absolutely sure it will not be.
Mr. Bailey has introduced a bill into congress making it unlawful for senators and representatives to recommend to the president or heads of departments any person for public office. That bill has about as much chance of being passed as some politicians have of going to heaven.

Some Views on the Woman Question.
   Just before his departure for London to take charge of a society for ethical culture Dr. Stanton Coit delivered a parting shot at the feminine sex in America. Then he cleared off out of the country in a hurry.
   Dr. Stanton Coit says that women are inferior to men in education, character and moral life. That they are thus inferior is the fault of their education. The doctor is kind enough to indicate his belief that the sex have sense enough naturally. Their defects are therefore not inherent in the nature of the sex, but only in their education. That this is so is, moreover, not their own fault, but the fault of their master—man. Woman has been trained through all the ages to believe that her first duty is to please her master—man—whereas in Dr. Coit's estimation her first duty is nothing of the kind. It is to be a responsible human being, and the first step to that end is absolute financial independence for a woman.
   "She must earn a living. Insist that woman shall be free so far as regards the purse strings, and she will take up the vocations of life and astonish the old fogies."
   Dr. Coit continued further: "No woman lives for herself. Man is her master, her god. Suppose man were brought up in the same manner, where would man's splendid qualities be?" We give it up. Not even the so called progress of woman in America amounted to much, said the doctor, because it only increased her charm and grace to please man. Woman had not increased in common sense. American women could not manage their servants. "Women are not earnest, honest and conscientious in the rearing of children. I cannot see that in this respect they are any better than men."
   Women, married and single, must have an independent income and take the consequences if they do not spend it right. Wives should have their stipend regularly paid to them. If a man is a day laborer, "a certain percentage of his wages should be withheld for his wife." The faults of both men and women are due to the fact that woman is in slavery to man, especially financial slavery, "nor can men rise till women are liberated.'' Woman should have the right to vote, but the main point is their absolute financial independence. He dwelt on this most of all.

Six Executions Filed Against the Jones Mfg. Co.
   Sheriff Miller yesterday afternoon closed the Jones Manufacturing Co. on six executions as follows:
   James B. Wall, Morris M. Wall and Vine Crandall of Erie, judgment filed Feb. 2, 1894, judgment and costs amounting to $929.80.
   Byron Maxson, James H. Starin and A. H. Swartz of Cortland, Jan. 31, 1894, $193.02.
   Gilbert M. Reeve, by guardian, Augustus Reeve, Feb. 23, 1894, $34.15.
   George E. Mason of Cortland, February 23, 1894, $27.39.
   Siegfried Mayer, Otto L. Mayer and L. H. Abraham, February 26, 1894, $47.87.
   Hood, Gale & Co. of Warren, Pa., March 28, 1894, two notes and interest amounting to $221.50.
   The following unsatisfied judgments are on file at the county clerk's office: Foster, Merriam & Co. of New York, September, 26, 1893, $153.14 and Frederick W. Taylor and James Crate of Erie, November 29, 1893, $338.89.
   Two other judgments amounting to $1420.23 were also filed at the clerk's office, but they have been satisfied.
   The sheriff's sale is advertised for Tuesday, April 3 at 10 A. M.

The Wilson-Gorman bill was a tariff proposal in Congress.

   —All the gentlemen who are to take part in the pantomime "Ben Hur" are requested to meet at Empire hall on Friday evening, Match 30, at 8 o'clock.
   —Ex-under-sheriff of Cortland county, J. D. Haynes, was arrested this morning by Chief Sager for public intoxication. Justice Bull sentenced him to five days.
   —The Clover club entertained a select party of friends at their rooms last evening. The crash was very tempting and to the strains of Daniels' orchestra they yielded to the temptation and spent the evening in dancing.
   —The regular monthly meeting of the board of managers of the Hospital association, will be held at the home of Mrs. M. E. Doud, 21 Tompkins-st., on Monday, April 2, at 3 P. M. It is hoped that there will be a good attendance.
   —The mothers' meeting (central) will be held at the residence of Mrs. Bates, 13 Charles-st. on Tuesday, April 3, at 3 P. M. Subject: "Teaching Truth." All ladies are cordially invited, especially mothers and teachers of young children.
   —The regular meeting of the W. C. T. U. will be held in the rooms Saturday, March 31, at 2:30 o'clock P. M. Consecration service from 2:30 to 3 o'clock. The meeting will be very interesting, and all ladies are cordially invited to be present.
   —No G. A. R. man should fail to read the poem to-day published upon our fifth page, entitled "A Distant Relation," It was read at the recent state encampment of the G. A. R. at Rochester and there roused the wildest enthusiasm.
   —A display heading of an article in the Auburn Advertiser last night noted the election of officers of the "alumni" of Wells college at Aurora. Over here in Cortland we had always supposed that Wells college was an institution for the higher education of young women, not of young men, and that it graduates were called alumnae. But Auburn is nearer Aurora than Cortland and it certainly ought to know.

Not a Member.
   Replying to the rumor which is abroad that I am a member of the A. P. A., I would state most emphatically that I am not a member of that organization, never have been a member of it and have no intention of becoming a member of it.
   Cortland, March 29, 1894. (633-1t)

Her Sixth Birthday.
   Miss Lucile Gwendolin Reynolds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace G. Reynolds, 10 Prospect-st., entertained a number of little friends on Tuesday evening, from 4 to 7 o'clock, it being the anniversary of her sixth birthday. It was a merry little company and the occasion was one full of enjoyment for all. Those present were: Misses Margaret Robinson, Grace Allen, Ruth Bull, Grace Squires, Grace Tillinghast, Pauline Eddy, Bessie and Caroline Van Brocklin and Margaret Jones, and Masters Lewis Bull, Glen Squires, Ned and James Webb and Glen Fickal.

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