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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, June 22, 1894.

County Teachers' Association.
   The following is the programme of the Cortland County Teachers' Association which is to be held in the Academy at Marathon on Saturday, June 30.
   10. A. M.—Address of welcome—Hon. James H. Tripp.
   Response—Pres. C. V. Coon.
   Paper—Prof. E. D. Clark.
   Discussion—"Essentials to Intelligent Reading," Miss May A. Knapp, Prin. W. A. Ingalls.
   Paper—Miss Mary Kerrigan.
   Paper—Miss Jennie D. Wells.
   Discussion—"Responsibility of Primary Teachers," Miss Nellie Hayes, Prin. Geo. Bailey.
   Discussion.—"Common and Decimal Fractions and their Relation to    Percentage," Mrs. Dora Greene, Howard B. Gibbs.
   Paper—Miss Nellie Page.
   Discussion—"How to Classify According to the Course of Study," Miss Evelyn Armstrong, Miss Hattie Pollard.
   All who are now teaching or who expect to teach in this county during the coming school year, and all interested in educational work are earnestly requested to be present and take an active part in these discussions.
   C. V. COON, President.
   H. I. VAN HOESEN, Commissioners.

Tom Platt.

Whitelaw Reid.

The republicans of Rhode Island have elected Geo. P. Wetmore U. S. Senator in place of Nathan Dixon. Mr. Wetmore is a very wealthy man.

The miners are very much dissatisfied with the arrangement made by their leaders, whereby they agree to resume work again in the mines, and it looked very much for a few days as if they would not stand by their bargain. Last Monday some fifteen thousand men went to work in the Pittsburg district, but those in Ohio and other western states have refused to go to work and claim that they will not be bound by the agreement signed by their leaders.

It is claimed that Tom Platt, Whitelaw Reid, Warner Miller and J. J. Belden have pooled their issues and organized a combination which they firmly believe will sweep everything before it. It is called "The Big Four" and the combination proposes to run the republican party hereafter, or know the reason why. Mr. Platt is a very shrewd political manipulator and it will be an exceedingly cold day when he fails to do as he pleases with his own party. Belden is no slouch and he undoubtedly knows what Jim had better do. He was opposed to Platt two years ago. There will be fun in the Onondaga county primaries this fall.

The Republicans have been claiming for years that they favored temperance reform. They now have a large majority in the Constitutional convention and if so disposed, they have it in their hands to put a prohibition amendment into the new constitution to be submitted to the people for their adaption. They will never have a better opportunity to do something handsome for the temperance people. What harm could there be in submitting the question to a vote of the people? A majority should rule and if the people say by their vote that they want prohibition they ought to have It. Are the republicans afraid of the majority vote of the people or are their professions a mockery? They should be put to the test.

The Lexow Committee, which was appointed to ferret out as many shortcomings as possible among Democratic officials in general and particularly in New York city, have thus far succeeded in showing that police commissioner McClave, republican, has been using his position for all the money there was to it, if his son in-law, Granger, can be believed. The witness is shown, however, to be such a consummate rascal himself that he would not be entitled to belief, were it not for the fact that his story had been corroborated in some particulars by others. Some of the police captains have been shown to have accepted money from disorderly houses for protection, but the evidence comes from the people who were running these festiferous [sic] places and must be taken with considerable allowance.

On Tuesday Erastus Wiman, who for several years past has been connected with R. G. Dun & Co., the commercial reporters in New York, was sentenced to hard labor in Sing Sing prison for five years and six months for forgery. He had large business interests outside of Dun & Co.'s affairs, and when in need of money for some of these interests he drew checks on the firm's account, payable to the order of one E. W. Bullinger and endorsed Bullinger's name on the back and deposited the same in his own bank for his private account. His share of the profits of R. G. Dun & Co. amounted some years to $80,000, and he claimed to be a partner in the firm which was denied by Dun & Co. It is also claimed that Wiman was the man who built up the business so that the firm now realizes a profit of $500,000 a year. For a man who has heretofore occupied such a prominent position in the business and social world, the fall is remarkable.

The cultured and extremely high-flavored town of Boston, Mass., is to be reformed. It is claimed that her cultured citizens refuse to drink the cold tea in her harbor any more and have of late years taken to guzzling the plain plebian mixture called whisky. This is indeed sad and reform in this respect would seem to be an absolute necessity. When the hub of the universe falls from its pinnacle what can be expected of the common every day towns like New York and Chicago. Latter day reform and crime seem to travel hand in hand and the one is often mistaken for the other. The criminal is usually in office and the reformer is desirous of securing his place, and when his object has been attained, he in turn will become the criminal, and the rascal whose place he has secured will meet with a change of heart and become a reformer. Still there are genuine reformers to be met with but it is somewhat difficult to select the true from the false.

Uncle Sam Demands a Restitution of 22,500,000 Pesetas.
   MADRID, June 8.—United States Minister Taylor has communicated a note to the Spanish government, declaring that the customs duties are improperly collected in the island of Cuba owing to misinterpretation of the treaty with the United States.
   As a result, the United States claims reimbursement in the sum of 22,500,000 pesetas, on the ground that articles which are free of duty, according to the English text of the agreement, are not included in the Spanish copy of the agreement which was sent to Cuba for the use of the Spanish customs officials in that island.
   It is said that if Spain yields in this, matter the Cuba revenue will undergo a decline of 15,000,000 pesetas.
   Washington, June 8.—The announcement that the United States is pressing claims on Spain for a rebate on customs duties improperly collected in Cuba is confirmed at the State department. Little doubt is entertained that Spain will ultimately agree to reimburse the United States.

   In 1835, fifty-nine years ago, May 14, the snow fell twelve inches deep, but the mercury was eight degrees above freezing. In 1841, on the morning of June 11, the mercury fell to six degrees below freezing and all fruit was killed, the leaves of the forest were scorched as by fire, farmers ploughed up their cornfields and sowed buckwheat, as far as seed could be found.
   On June 6, 1816, snow fell all day with a hard wind, and in Stamford, Delaware county, snow drifted so much as to obstruct the roads. In August of that year, a frost destroyed the corn in this state, except in the lower valley of the Hudson river.
   May 15, 1894, mercury twenty-eight degrees above zero, and early fruit and vegetables damaged if not destroyed.— Walton Reporter.

Edward D. Blodgett.
   Last week Wednesday evening Mr. Edward D. Blodgett, one of the editors and proprietors of the Cortland Standard, was married to Miss Bertha E. Jones at the home of the bride's parents in Brockton, Mass. The bridesmaid was Miss Lizzie Lee Jones, a sister of the bride, and Mr. Frank D. Blodgett, a brother of the groom acted as best man. A very large number of the friends of the bride were present at the wedding.
   Mr. Blodgett is one of Cortland's most highly esteemed citizens and has a host of friends here, who will wish him bon voyage as he sails over the sometimes troublous sea of matrimony. The DEMOCRAT hopes that it will always be a summer sea to him and his shipmate, and that their bark may never need pilot to take them safely through the channel of life until it anchors in the haven of peace in the great beyond.
   Mrs. Blodgett was formerly a teacher in the Cortland Normal and is not unknown to our people. She enjoys the respect and esteem of all of her acquaintances and she will be cordially welcomed by her old friends and many new ones in her future home in this village. The honeymoon is being spent in a carriage ride among the hills of old Berkshire and will be concluded with a sail down the Hudson to New

   On Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock Mr. James Luther Hickok and Miss Edith Emelyne Mahan were joined in the holy bonds of wedlock in Grace Episcopal Church, Rev. Amos Watkins, rector of the parish officiating, assisted by Rev W. Bours Clarke of Seneca Falls. While the guests were entering the church the chime of bells rang "Annie Laurie," Robin Adair," "Suwanee River" and "Coming thro' the Rye," under the skillful manipulation of Mr. Fred I. Graham. During the ceremony Mr. F. R. Miller played the "Wedding March" from Lohengrin and the "Angels Serenade" on the organ. After the ceremony and while the bridal party and guests were taking their leave he rendered the "Wedding March" from Mendelssohn.
    The bride wore a gown of heavy white satin en-train, trimmed with point lace and real orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of Lilies of the Valley. The bridal veil was of white tulle, fastened with a diamond orchid and orange blossoms. The handsome gown was made by Miss Doyle of D. McCarthy & Co. of Syracuse. Miss Mary R. Mahan, a sister of the handsome bride, was maid of honor and was gowned in white chiffon, trimmed with Valenciennes lace and white satin ribbon. She wore a white leghorn hat, trimmed with white ostrich plumes and yellow and white violets and carried a bouquet of yellow roses.
   Mr. James Wallace Hart of Auburn was best man and the Misses Alma Y. Hickok, of St. Louis, Mo., Grace E. Spalding of Lockport. N. Y., Lina Stanton Hawley of Philadelphia, Jessica L. Phelps of Norwood, N. Y., and Mary Laura Wright of Wellsboro, Pa., were bridesmaids. They were dressed in yellow silk, trimmed with white chiffon and yellow satin ribbon and carried bouquets of yellow and white roses.
   The ushers were Messrs. Leroy W. Hickok of Malone, N. Y., Lester P. Bennett of Homer, Fred B. Haring, Edward R. Beach and F. Alexis Mahan, the brides only brother of Cortland.
   After the ceremony the bridal party and guests were driven to the home of the bride's parents on North Main-st.. where an elaborate wedding supper was served by caterer Geo. Griffith. Mangang's splendid orchestra furnished music at the home and many of the guests enjoyed themselves in dancing until quite a late hour. Mr. and Mrs. Hickok took the 11:20 train south and will be gone some ten days on their wedding tour. They will board at the Cortland House on their return home.
   Guests from the following towns were present: Syracuse, Auburn, Malone, Norwood, Homer, Glen Haven, Wellsboro, Pa., Philadelphia, Seneca Falls, St. Louis, etc.
   The groom has been head bookkeeper in the First National bank of this place for several years past, and has made many friends by his gentlemanly manners and his uniform courtesy. The bride is a beautiful and amiable young lady and all who know the young couple will wish them a long and happy married life.

A Brilliant Wedding.
   On Thursday evening of last week the residence of Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Wheeler was brilliantly illuminated and the interior was made fragrant and beautiful with choice cut flowers and palms, the occasion being the marriage of their daughter, Miss Nellie M. Barrett to Mr. William L. Fox.
   As the clock struck eight, the bridal party marched into the parlor and took their places in the bay window, where they were married under a bell made of marguerites, Miss Nina Rawson playing the wedding march. The bride was dressed in white bangoline trimmed with Dutchess lace and orange blossoms. She carried a bunch of roses in her hand
   Miss Carolyn Stratton of Addison acted as maid of honor and was dressed in white with May roses. The bride's maids were Miss Elizabeth King of Toronto, Canada, Miss Bessie Darby of Elmira, Miss Harriett  Johnson of Hornellsville and Miss Bertha Russell of Olean and were all dressed in dotted Swiss trimmed with yellow ribbons. Mr. Charles L. Mead of Cortland was best man. The ushers were Messrs. G. Harry Garrison, James Robertson, Mumford Keese and Hubert Maine, all of Cortland.
   Mrs. Fox is a graduate of the Elmira Female College and is one of Cortland's most popular and estimable young ladies. The groom is a young man of bright prospects and has been in the employ of the Cortland Wagon Company for some years past as cashier.
   The happy couple left on the 11:20 P. M. train, amid a shower of rice and shoes, for parts unknown, accompanied by the best wishes of a host of friends. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. L. Robertson of Cortland.
   An elegant wedding supper was served by caterer Griffith after which the young people enjoyed several hours in dancing. Mr. and Mrs. Fox will reside in Cortland.

Struck by Lightning.
   Monday evening during the severe thunder storm lightning struck one of H. A. Wadsworth's barns, near Solon, tearing away half the gable end and hurling the pieces some distance away. When discovered, flames were issuing from the doors of the building but with timely effort the fire which was caught in the hay was extinguished. Besides a few tons of hay the barn contained valuable farming implements and a number of calves. Luckily all escaped unharmed. The damage to the building was fully covered by insurance.—McGrawville Sentinel.

   Don't fail to see the circus parade at 10 A. M. next Tuesday.
   Lee's Circus was pretty well patronized last Friday. The show was a very good one, some of the acts being especially good.
   Orris Hose Company will celebrate the fourth at Floral Trout park with games, fireworks, etc. The programme will be an interesting one.
   Freer's Independence party to be held Tuesday evening, July 3rd, at Higginsville, and furnish an excellent opportunity for social enjoyment to all who dance. Keep the date in mind.
   If you want to protect your sheep from being killed by dogs, put bells on a few of them. The tinkle of the bells seem to warn the dogs of danger and they will not chase the sheep. It is worth trying. Many people prefer to let the dogs kill the sheep, especially in these times, and make the town pay for them.—Ex.
   Mr. D. F. Waters, foreman of the Excelsior Hook and Ladder company returned yesterday morning from Seneca Falls. He saw the new truck which is being built for the company by Gleason & Bailey and which will be completed and delivered here in a short time. The makers are putting up an extra fine job and Cortland will soon have the finest hook and ladder truck in central New York.
   Last Friday evening while Mr. P. Sugerman was driving with his family to Blodgett's Mills by way of the sand bank road, the horse became frightened at the ringing of the gong at the crossing near [the] John H. Rease residence, and backing up overturned the carriage throwing Mr. and Mrs. Sugerman, daughter Julia and Mrs. I. Whiteson out. The horse ran up the track and the train struck the surrey breaking the rear seat and smashing the top. All escaped injury except Mrs. Julia Sugerman, one of whose knees was quite severely bruised.

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