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Cortland Evening Standard, Thursday, April 12, 1894.

Death of James A. Tisdale.
   Mr. James A. Tisdale, who for the last twenty years has conducted the stone mill between Cortland and Homer, died at his home opposite the mill at 3 o'clock this morning after an illness of three years from Bright's disease. For the past year and a half he has been unable to do anything with his business. A post mortem examination was held this morning and it was found that his heart weighed 28 ounces, while the normal weight is about eight ounces, and it was also found that heart, liver and kidneys were badly diseased.
   Mr. Tisdale leaves a wife but no children. There are other relatives, however, among them three uncles, Orsamus Tisdale of Port Watson-st., Cortland, Orlando Tisdale of Des Moines, Ia., and Moses Butterfield, who resides two and one-half miles south of this village. Also four cousins, Mr. W. D. Tisdale, Mrs. Harrison Wells, Mrs. William Rooks and Mrs. Lucian Hale, all of Cortland.
   Deceased was a member of the Baptist church in Homer.
   The funeral will be held at his late home Sunday at 2 o'clock, and the burial will be in the Cortland Rural cemetery.

Cornell Chlorine Case.
   ITHACA, N. Y., April 12.—There are no new developments in the chlorine case. Taylor and Dingens have not returned from Buffalo where they went for a visit shortly after Taylor was released. Taylor's petition to be reinstated has been denied by the Cornell faculty so that he must wait until next September in order to enter again.

John A. Hennessy.
Assemblyman Hennessy and Superintendent of Insurance Pierce Engage in a War of Words—Their Remarks Punctuated With Profanity and Emphasized With Clenched Fists—All Over an Insurance Bill.
   ALBANY, April 12.—An excited crowd, an assemblyman and a state officer shaking their fists in each other's faces and using profane epithets, was the prelude to the session of the assembly.
   The tilt was between State Superintendent of Insurance Pierce and Assembyman Hennessy of Kings county in the assembly cloakroom corridor. It arose over an objection raised by Mr. Hennessy to the introduction of a bill by Mr. Ainsworth giving the superintendent of insurance additional powers in estimating liabilities of insurance companies doing business in this state.
   Mr. Hennessy said he feared the bill was aimed at the Lloyds and wanted time to examine it before it was advanced. He said Superintendent Pierce was opposed to the Lloyds and was determined to drive them out of existence.
   Mr. Ainsworth said he did not think that was the intent of the bill. He had introduced it at the request of Superintendent Pierce.
   Mr. Hennessy was just emerging from the assembly cloakroom when he was met by Superintendent Pierce, who was accompanied by a clerk named Buckley, employed in his office. Superintendent Pierce spoke to Mr. Hennessy and requested him to withdraw his objection to his bill introduced by Mr. Ainsworth.
   Mr. Hennessey flatly refused the request and indignantly resented what he termed Superintendent Pierce's interference. He said he had beaten the superintendent in this bill last year and he could do it again. Superintendent Pierce expostulated with Mr. Hennessy. The latter moved away saying he did not want to talk about the matter. Superintendent Pierce persisted when Mr. Hennessy in angry tones said:
   "Go away, you can't talk with me on this subject. You have no right as a state officer to come into these corridors to lobby a bill and try to influence members."
   Clerk Buckley here remarked that Superintendent Pierce had a right to talk about a bill in which his department was interested.
   Mr. Hennessy said, hotly: "I have nothing to say to you, you cub. You can't talk to me."
   "Yes, I can," Clerk Buckley returned, "I can talk to you any time," at the same time he advanced toward Mr. Hennessy, shaking his fist in Mr. Hennessy's face.
   By this time a crowd of members and others gathered around the excited men.
   Superintendent Pierce persisted in his attempts to talk with Mr. Hennessy.
   The latter raised his voice and shaking his fist at both Superintendent Pierce and Clerk Buckley, shouted: "I'll have you both indicted for intimidations."
   "Nonsense, man," said Superintendent Pierce. "Let me talk with you. I came to talk to you like a man. Now you must—"
   "I must do nothing," broke in Mr. Hennessy. "G—d d—n you, I'll have you indicted for this. Superintendent Pierce, you are a d—n fool and a disgrace to the assembly."
   Both men were close to each other, each with hands raised, and it looked as though a personal encounter would surely ensue.
   Assemblyman Stadtfeld pushed his way to Mr. Hennessy's side and advised both gentlemen to drop the discussion. Others interfered and the angry men were separated.
   Immediately after the house reconvened, Mr. Hennessy rose to a question of personal privilege. He said that just before entering the chamber he had been met by the superintendent of insurance and a deputy who had presumed to interfere with his right as a legislator.
   Mr. Hennessy said the superintendent of Insurance had criticised his action in objecting to the progressing of a bill introduced by the gentleman from Oswego, relating to the examination of insurance companies. The bill, Mr. Hennessy said, was aimed at the Lloyds and all fraternal insurance companies in the progress and success of which he, Mt. Hennessy, was interested.
   Superintendent Pierce had intimated to Mr. Hennessy that all the influence which he possessed, and could call to his aid, would be used against him.
   Mr. Hennessy defied Superintendent Pierce and all the influence he could bring against him. Superintendent Pierce was against the weaker companies and ever had been; but, whether he represented the State of New York or the Mutual or New York Life Insurance companies, he could not intimidate him or any other member of the assembly and he thought it was eminently proper for the house to take cognizance of this action on the part of the state superintendent of insurance.
   There was some applause when Mr. Hennessy sat down.

Steamer Faraday with special cable-laying devises on bow.
Larger and Faster than Others Previously Used.
   LONDON, April 12.—The steamer Faraday, with a part of the Commercial Cable Company's new cable, sailed from here to-day. The cable is to be laid from Waterville, Ireland, to Nova Scotia. The entire cable will be 2,000 miles long. The Faraday, not being large enough to carry the whole cable, will drop the shore sections about 500 miles, first, and then lay the deep sea cable which is smaller than the shore ends. The cable was manufactured by Siemen's Bros. and Co. of London, and is guaranteed to insure transmission at a rate of 80 words a minute. The cable is much larger than any ocean cable hitherto made. The Nova Scotia end has been provided with additional protecting armor to prevent its being broken by the anchors of fishing vessels. Most of the copper used in the conducting part of the cable was supplied by the Roeblings of Trenton, N. J.

"Ben Hur" Draws a Great Crowd the Second Night.
   The attendance at the presentation of the pantomime of "Ben Hur" last night was larger than upon the first night, and the house increased in enthusiasm in proportion to the increase of numbers. Every one was delighted, in fact no one could help it.
   The idea of the pantomime is novel in Cortland. Not a word was spoken during the whole entertainment, which lasted nearly three hours, except in the recitation of the Chariot Race, by Mr. W. F. Seacord, in which that gentleman fairly out did himself. He was easy, graceful and natural and seemed so filled with the spirit of the selection that he aroused the most intense interest and enthusiasm of his audience as the thrilling story of the great race was told. And then as he closed and the curtain flew up revealing Ben Hur with his victorious team running at full speed and the plunging horses of Messala with the wrecked chariot and the driver in the act of being pitched from his position, the applause was loud and long.
   Mr. Wood as Ben Hur was excellent throughout, but in no place did he appear to better advantage than when he was guiding the Arabian team to victory, unless it is the scene in which he defeated and dispatched the giant wrestler in the palace. It was a highly realistic scene. Mr. Wood had an earnestness and intensity of purpose in all his acting that enlisted the entire sympathy of the spectators.
   Ray Harrington represented the aged Simonides in a very perfect manner.
   The statuary were just as beautiful as upon the previous evening, and the various dances and intricate marches just as attractive. Special mention should be made of the almost wonderful dancing of Miss Jennie Newkirk, the queen of the butterflies, who executed a long and difficult dance before the appearance of the others with much grace and ease.
   The pantomime will be given this evening for the third and last time and no one who has so far failed to see it should miss it then.

Gleanings of News From Our Twin Village.
   A carload of Homer people returned from the performance of "Ben Hur" at the Cortland Opera House last evening. Tonight is the last of the three and all those who have not enjoyed this very entertaining spectacle, have another chance. The parts are very well taken, the dances are excellently executed and the dancers are beautifully costumed.
   Game Commissioner E. D. Crosby of Scott was in town yesterday.
   Mr. Wade Stephenson of Cornell university is spending a few days at his home in this village.
   Miss Ranney and Miss Hortense Olney returned from a short visit in Syracuse this morning.
   A pie social was held in the M. E. church last evening by the Junior league. There was a large attendance and a very enjoyable evening was spent.
   A meeting of the Woman's Home Mission of the Baptist church was held in the church parlors yesterday afternoon, at which a very interesting paper on Mormonism was read by Mrs. D. D. Forward. A number of ladies from the Cortland Baptist church were also present.
   The C. D. Henry comedy company played to a large audience last evening at Keator opera house. To-night "East Lynne" will be the attraction.
   "Jane" at the Cortland Opera House will be one of the most pleasing attractions of the season.
   The recent and remarkable fall of snow has quite reversed the season. Although the sleighing is not as fine as it was in February, a few cutters were out this morning and the occupants are no doubt rejoicing over having a sleigh ride in April. The trains from the south were one half hour behind time last evening.
   Mr. Frank Nichols, who for three years past has been the proprietor of the lower or Mansion House livery stables, has sold his interest to Mr. Chas. V. Fuller, who for two months past has been acting as clerk at the hotel named above. Possession was given yesterday and Mr. Fuller is now in charge of the stables which he intends to provide with still larger facilities for public use. The new proprietor is well known in this village and community where he has spent some time in the same business only a few years ago. The best wishes of his friends here are with him as he again engages in business in this place.

   —Mrs. W. A. Pierce has moved from 15 North Main-st. to 31 Maple-ave.
   —A private dancing party will be given in Empire hall to-night.
   —The Alpha circle of the C. L. S. C. of Cortland will meet with Mrs. Augusta M. Graves, 35 Madison-st, on Monday evening, April 16.
   —The Empire club give another of their popular dances in Empire hall to-morrow evening. McDermott's orchestra will furnish music.
   —In police court this morning Daniel L. Gridley and W. H. Moore were each sentenced to ten days in the county jail for public intoxication.
   —Tickets for the laughable comedy, "Jane," which appears at the Opera House Saturday night are now on sale at the store of D. F. Wallace & Co.
   —The adjourned meeting of the stockholders of the Cortland and Homer Horse Railroad Co., which was to be held last evening, was adjourned till Wednesday, April 18, at 4 P. M.
   —The district meeting of the W. R. C. for Cortland will be held with Grover corps, No. 96, next Tuesday afternoon, April 17, at 2 o'clock. Let every member of the Grover corps be present.
   —The friends, and particularly the members of the Seventy-sixth Regiment, N. Y. Vols., will be pained to learn that Mr. H. G. Warner died Wednesday morning at his late residence in DeRuyter. The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 A. M. at the house and at 1 P. M. at the Methodist church at DeRuyter.

To the employees of Cortland Chair and Cabinet company of Cortland, and to all persons holding checks of said employees for labor performed for the said corporation in the year 1893, prior to October 23. 
   The undersigned having heretofore presented a petition to the supreme court to obtain authority to pay the aforesaid claims has obtained an order of said court permitting such payment; said claims will be paid by me at the office of said corporation if promptly presented with satisfactory vouchers.

   Dated, Cortland, N. Y., April 10, 1894.
   As receiver of the property of Cortland Chair and Cabinet Co.            HORACE L. BRONSON,  Attorney for receiver.

For Bicycle Races.

   At a special meeting of the Cortland Wheel club last evening the following committees were appointed to have charge of the race meet on May 20:
   Race—S. H. Strowbridge, Daniel Reilly, F. R. Kenyon.
   Prize—G. F. Beaudry, W. A. Wallace, R. M. Mills, E. G. Tibbets, R. D. Webster.
   Track—O. J. Riley, A. Gutchess, E. Cleveland.
   Grounds—W. J. Greenman, S. H. Strowbridge.
   Printing—F. Danforth, L. J. Dudley, S. H. Strowbridge.

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