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Daniel S. Lamont.

The Cortland Democrat, Friday, April 20, 1894.

A Drive to Manitou and the Garden of the Gods—Dr. Bryant and Others Who Compose the Party—The Secretary Inspecting Army
 Posts—Points of the Trip.
(From the Colorado Springs Gazette, April 6.)
   Secretary of War Daniel S. Lamont and party made a brief visit to the Pike's Peak region to-day and left on the early train this afternoon for Denver.
   The party arrived at an early hour this morning over the Santa Fe from New Mexico in one of Pullman's finest. Those composing the party are Secretary and Mrs. Lamont, Dr. and Mrs. Bryant, General Batchelder, quartermaster general of the army, and Captain Davis of the Fourteenth Infantry. The secretary is on a flying trip of inspection of the various army posts of the south and west. The party left Washington two weeks ago and went to Georgia, then to St. Augustine barracks in Florida and then as far south as the railroad went into the interior of Florida; thence to Mt. Vernon barracks in Alabama; then to El Paso, Tex., and Santa Fe, New Mexico and Colorado Springs.
   The secretary is a medium-sized man and looks quite like the portrait given herewith. He has become considerably stouter since his occupancy of the cabinet office.
   Dr. Bryant, who accompanies the party, is President Cleveland's family physician. He is also heavily built, wears a beard and has a good head.
   The secretary spent an hour at official business in the car this morning, and afterward the entire party, under the leadership of General A. D. McCook, commander of the department of Colorado and New Mexico, and Captain Martin of Fort Logan, took a drive. They went over to Manitou and up to the Iron Springs and then back through the Garden of the Gods, not neglecting to view the "petrified man."
   Mrs. Lamont was delighted with the scenery of the Garden and wanted to remain another day to view the canons and other points of interest. She said Denver was probably like any other city and preferred to remain here. Secretary Lamont also appeared to be much interested and proved a good listener to General McCook's discourse.
   The party found a number of friends and acquaintances in the city and the secretary and Mrs. Lamont were very glad to meet them. Among these were Mr. and Mrs. Jas. F. Maybury, who were neighbors of the Lamonts in Cortland, New York. Mr. Maybury accompanied the party on the drive to point out the places of interest.
   The party returned to the depot at 1 o'clock and the train immediately pulled out for Denver. They will inspect Fort Logan and go over the "loop" tomorrow.
   Mr. Lamont's public career started at Albany, where he was private secretary of Governor Cleveland. Even at this early stage he displayed remarkable tact and political shrewdness, and it is said that many of the public acts of Grover Cleveland owe their conception to Dan Lamont.
   After a year at Albany he accompanied Cleveland to Washington, and during these four years became very prominent in national affairs. Statesmen, senators and representatives consulted with him as with cabinet officers.
   When he retired from office he became associated with ex-Secretary Whitney in the New York City street railroad enterprises. When the president was re-elected he named Colonel Lamont for secretary of war, which position he has since held. He is said to be the best politician in the cabinet.

Court of Appeals Decision.
   Something over a year ago the Empire State Telephone Co. brought an action against Frank E. Bickford, of this village, for an accounting. The defendant had been the manager of their telephone business here for some years and had been superseded. The plaintiffs claimed that Bickford had not turned over to them a considerable sum of money which was their due. After issue had been joined the court sitting in Rochester caused an order to be entered sending the case to a referee.  To this defendant's counsel objected claiming that the case should be tried by a jury and his counsel appealed to the General Term. The argument was heard at Buffalo in November last and that court affirmed the decision of the court below.
   From this judgment the defendant appealed to the Court of Appeals and that court handed down its decision last Tuesday, reversing the orders of both the Special and General Terms. The plaintiffs will have the costs to pay. F. E. Storke, of Auburn, appeared for the plaintiffs, and Messrs. J. & T. E. Courtney, of this place, had charge of the interests of the defendant, the latter making the arguments in all the courts.

Important Scientific Discovery.
   ITHACA, April 11.—The late Dr. W. I. Brenzier, who committed suicide in this city last Saturday, before he died left his brain to Cornell University in the interest of science. In connection with this it may be of interest to state that Dr. Wilder, who has charge of this department of the university, has secured by written agreements the brains of some twenty professors and prominent Ithaca citizens, (at their deaths,) in the interest of science. When Brenzier's brain was removed by the University people, two bullets were found imbedded in the brain and this fact destroys the learned doctor's theory that it would be impossible for a suicide to put more than one shot in his brain. They claim that this fact is an important discovery and of great Interest to the medical world and criminal authorities.

   TOMPKINS—A 450 H. P. engine is to be added to the electric plant in the Ithaca gorge.
   The spring term of the Ithaca Conservatory of Music opened April 16th.
   The Groton Bridge & Manufacturing Co. received fourteen contracts last week.
   The recent fair of Excelsior Engine Co., of Trumansburg, netted the company about $500.
   It is expected that the new Unitarian Church, Ithaca, will be ready for services the first Sunday in May.
   A Groton correspondent states that eggs are ten cents a dozen in that village and milk brings only two cents a quart at the milk station.
   After July 1st, Ithaca barbers will close their shops on Sunday. It is estimated that 500 men get shaved in Ithaca barber shops on Sunday.
   The Ithaca Journal says: "David M. Dean and Randolph Horton have formed a partnership for the practice of law under the firm name of Dean & Horton, and for the present will occupy Mr. Dean's former offices in the Library building.
   Horace Simpson, a resident of the First Ward in Ithaca, one day last week took with suicidal attempt a dose of laudanum, being despondent it is said, owing to not being able to meet some outstanding bills. It was a long while before the skill of physicians could bring him from the critical condition in which the poison had placed him. Later he was seized with an attack of pneumonia and died on Tuesday evening.

David B. Hill.
David Dudley Field.
In all your business ventures, keep in mind the fact that the McKinley bill is with you and is working with all its might and main in your interests. To be sure, the prospect of immediate returns from its labors in your behalf are not very gratifying, but it is believed that some time after you have been gathered to your fathers, its beneficent results may be known and thoroughly appreciated.
What a blessing it is to the people of this country that they still have a monopoly of the "Home Market!" With the McKinley bill in full force and operation and standing on guard all along our coast to prevent any encroachment from foreign powers, we ought to be prosperous and happy. In 1892, our republican friends assured us, that with the "Home Market" preserved to us by the operation of the McKinley bill, prosperity was sure to attend us. Were these republicans good prophets? Have their prophesies been fulfilled?
David Dudley Field, one of the ablest lawyers in New York, died at his home in that city last Friday aged 89 years. He returned home from a trip to Europe last Wednesday and a few hours later was taken ill with pneumonia and died 24 hours later. He had been in his usual good health up to the time he was attacked with the disease. Mr. Field was the author of the civil and penal codes of this state, which have since been adopted by some twenty-four states of the union. He was a brother of Judge Samuel J. Field of the U. S Supreme court, the late Cyrus W. Field and the Rev. Henry M. Field of New York.
The republican papers all over the country are praising Senator Hill for the sentiments he expressed in his recent speech on the tariff, while the democratic papers are severely criticizing him for the same thing. The republican papers even go so far as to say, that he will soon be knocking at the outer doors of that party for admission, and notwithstanding the fact that republican journals and politicians have been unable to find words in the English language sufficiently ugly to apply to him as a democrat, they will welcome him into their fold as a republican. Senator Hill is in their estimation a very bad democrat, but they are quite sure he possesses the elements necessary for a republican saint. Our friends should remember however, that "there's many a slip between the cup and the lip."
Some of our republican exchanges are not satisfied with the appointment of the Hon. George Raines of Rochester to assist the Assistant District attorney of Rensselaer county in the prosecution of those persons engaged in the election riot in Troy last month, which resulted in the death of Robert Ross. No one has been foolish enough to think for a moment, that any action, taken by any one, that did not permit the republican party to dictate in the premises would be satisfactory. We presume that Gov. Flower did not take the trouble to obtain the opinion of the many republican papers in the state before he appointed one of the ablest criminal lawyers in the country to prosecute the criminals. The people at large however, will commend the governor for having selected such an able and conscientious lawyer to serve them in the premises. Mr. Raines is always faithful to his clients and is almost invariably successful. The republican papers insist with rare unanimity on the appointment of Attorney General Hancock. He is a fair country lawyer, but has no more claim to be put in the same class with Mr. Raines than a crossroads pettifogger has to be ranged up beside the Attorney General. The only reason why they want Hancock is because he is a republican and that party is trying to turn the riot into republican capital if possible.

Village of Cortland.
   Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Sewer Commissioners of the Village of Cortland, N. Y., at their office in the Keator Block in said village until Saturday the 5th day of May, 1894 at 7:30 o'clock P. M. (at which time and place such proposals will be opened) for constructing and completing about 5,560 feet of pipe sewer 24 inches internal diameter, commencing at a point designated on said maps and plans, near the junction of the centre line of Port Watson street and the river road, and extending along the river road so-called, from said point to a point at or near the mouth of mud creek so-called including the necessary manholes and flush tanks, and furnishing all materials therefor.
   Plans, profiles, requirements of proposals and specifications are on file in the office of said commissioners at Cortland, N. Y.
   The sewer commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids.
   FRED HATCH, clerk,
   Cortland, N. Y.
   S. S. KNOX,
   Pres. of Board of Sewer Com.
   Cortland, N. Y. (5w2)

   Few people who drink boiled water ever have typhoid fever.
   Auction sale of horses at the Cortland House stables to-morrow at 1 P. M.
   Messrs. Yager & Marshall, of this place, have opened a branch fair store in the Crumb block in DeRuyter.
   The U. S. Express Co. has made arrangements with Wells, Fargo & Co. and now both companies bill express matter through each other’s lines without change or extra charge.
   A large audience attended the recital given by the Normal Mandolin, Banjo and Guitar club last Friday evening. The entertainment was a delightful one and was thoroughly appreciated by all present.
   P. C. Kingsbury, the Homer dry goods merchant, has a new advertisement on our fourth page. Mr. Kingsbury has a fine stock of goods and sells at low prices. Accept his invitation and give him a call.
   A fair house was present to witness the comedy "Jane" in the opera house last Saturday evening. It proved to be all that had been claimed for it, a genuine comedy. It was good and should be seen to be appreciated.
   The Owego House at No. 40 Owego-st., has been leased for a term of years by William Nix and Edward Dowd, who have thoroughly renovated the same. Messrs. Nix & Dowd are popular young men and will do all in their power to please their guests.
   There will be a social dance at the Lake House in Little York on Friday evening, April 27, 1894. Music by "Happy Bill Daniels orchestra. Full bill $1.25, dance tickets 50 cts. The proprietor, Mr. Gay, has a deserved reputation for giving excellent parties.
   Last Friday morning while Mr. Fay Parsons, who has charge of the DEMOCRAT press rooms, was at work on our large Cornell two revolution press, the little finger of his right hand was accidentally caught between the cylinders and was crushed. Dr. Higgins dressed the injury and hopes to save the finger.
   The Hitchcock Mfg. Co. are tearing down the ruins of the old blacksmith shop that was partially burned a year ago, and expect to put up a new building on the site sometime during this season.
   The regular meeting of the Loyal Circle of King's Daughter's will occur Friday at 2:30 P. M. at the residence of Mrs. A. M. Johnson, 54 North Main-st. Please note the change of residence and all attend.
   Last Monday afternoon Mark Donellon, an employee in the Cortland Forging Co. shops, had two fingers of his left hand badly smashed in one of the machines. Dr. Dana dressed them and says they can be saved.
   Decoration day exercises will be held in the afternoon this year. As soon as they are over the city band will go to Scott, where they will give an open air concert and Daniels' orchestra will play for the dance at the hotel in the evening.
   James R. Robinson brought in a car load of cattle from Alleghany county which are fine ones. A pair of Holstein cows were weighed from the lot, and the two weighed 2,800 lbs. Hon. L. J. Fitzgerald of Cortland came down yesterday afternoon, and bought several of them.—Marathon Independent.
   The horses advertised to be sold to-morrow at the Cortland House stables, arrived in town on Wednesday. They are twenty-one in number and they are indeed a fine lot. They will be guaranteed to be sound, kind and well broken to harness and any of our readers who need a horse or a pair, will do well to attend this sale. The horses will be sold to the highest bidder. No by bidding. They are by all odds the finest lot of animals ever brought into Cortland.

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