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David B. Hill.
Cortland Evening Standard, Thursday, September 27, 1894.

Hill for Governor.
   David B. Hill has ability, courage and a genius for political trickery. He is destitute of all conscience and of all respect for decency, fairness and honesty in attaining his ends, and is possessed of a political ambition which is utterly unscrupulous in the means it employs and defiant of the moral sense of the state. His capture of the Democratic nomination for governor illustrates the leading traits of his character. He has been planning to get it for months. His championing the cause of President Cleveland in the senate, and his final consent to the confirmation of many of the president's appointees were steps towards conciliating favor with the executive and the anti-snappers, and were the preliminary moves in his cunning game. His speech as temporary chairman of the convention—praising the administration and speaking of the tariff bill in terms of commendation which branded him as a traitor to his party in not supporting it—was another step towards the goal at which he aimed and to reach which he had ordered Flower out of the race and raised up a cloud of petty candidates to conceal his machinations. His boom was carefully and secretly planned, and sprung on the convention with a desperate effort to make it appear spontaneous. But no one is deceived—certainly not the Cleveland men.
   Senator Hill knows that if he is elected he can force his party to nominate him for the presidency. If he is beaten he can still hold on to his senatorship and wait for something else to turn up to his advantage. The prize is a great one and he will play his biggest cards to win it. Whether the followers of Grover Cleveland in this state will aid the presidential aspirations of their bitterest and most relentless and contemptuous foe by voting for him for governor remains to be determined. If by any chance he could be elected this fall, they would be ground under his feet in state affairs, and in national would be dragged at the tail of his political chariot. How would they relish such, a future?
   With all his shrewdness, however, there is one thing which David B. Hill lacks, and that is all appreciation of the fact that public sentiment can be outraged to such an extent that it will rise in a whirlwind and sweep away the reckless wretch who defies it. He does not realize, either, that there is such a condition of affairs just now in the state of New York, and that more than any other man in the state he is the special object of contempt and detestation on the part of all good citizens who are not blinded by partisanship.
   If Maynard deserved to be beaten by 100,000 majority, David B. Hill should be wiped out by 200,000. The luckless judge was only the tool and catspaw of the present Democratic nominee for governor. It was Hill who planned and engineered the senate steal. If McKane merits the prison stripes he is wearing, David B. Hill, as the instigator and promoter of the schemes and methods of political infamy in which McKane was but a humble imitator, merits them still more. If "Bat" Shea deserved a sentence of death for murdering a Republican who resisted the outrages upon the ballot box attempted in the interest of Hill and Murphy and their heelers, what must be said of the United States Senator candidate for governor who is known to have directed the course and guided the pen of Roswell P. Flower in every important act, even in the veto which made the crime of the Troy plug ugly possible and encouraged him to commit it?
   The people of this state have squared accounts with Maynard. Flower has escaped them. They are now to take a whack at Hill, and he will have been as not only the obloquy which rests upon his party as a whole, but will also have to pay the penalty of his own defiant iniquity. Election night will tell him what the voters think of him.

This building was used at the Dryden Fair until 1917. Later it was used to store road machinery.
Of Interest to Cortland People—A Big Crowd.
   Twelve thousand people are estimated to have been packed like herrings within the limits of the Dryden fair grounds yesterday. Cortland county furnished her full share of visitors.
   The one-mile open bicycle race was run in heats, the best two out of three winning. The entries were Frank Burke, Louie Hitchcock, Harry Tucker, Jonas Wood, James Maynard and William Campion of Cortland and Mr. Robinson of Dryden. In the first heat Burke crossed the tape first, Campion second, and Maynard third. The second heat was also won by Burke, Maynard second, Robinson third and Campion fourth.
   In the first heat Robinson, who rode The Cortland and was playing for second place, had a bad fall. Both he and the wheel escaped injury. Campion and Robinson then competed for third place. The latter won. The first three places in the race were won on The Cortland wheels, manufactured by the Hitchcock company.
   Owing to the great crowd, which partially filled the narrow track, the Hitchcock cycle drill corps were unable to execute all their movements. Those that were executed were well done and the Cortland wheelmen were unquestionably the favorites.
   Yesterday afternoon the Hitchcock company gave an exhibition of the bearings upon their wheels. The front wheel was given one turn and it ran twenty-four minutes before stopping.
   An exhibit that probably attracted more attention than any other business exhibit was that of Mr. George E. Butler, the Cortland photographer. A large magnifying glass, about a foot in diameter, was placed so that people could look into it. On doing so a regular baby show was seen. Photographs of babies of all kinds were magnified to life size.
   Probably the concern that took in the most money, outside of the agricultural society, was the merry-go-round. It was packed from morning till night and at one time one could not get within five feet of the horses.
   This afternoon Beard & Peck have the ladies' driving contest. There are eleven entries and the contest will undoubtedly prove amusing as well as exiting.

   TRUXTON, Sept 26.—A new baseball team was organized here last week for the purpose of playing a series of games this fall. The team will be known as the Active baseball nine and consists of the following players: George Henry, pitcher; Henry Burnham, catcher; Ben Beard, 1st base; Cool Beattie, 2nd base; Charles Beattie, 3rd base; Roge Connors, R. F.; John Curtis, L. F.; Pat Connors, C. F.; Harry Reakes, S. S.
   The new team went to McGrawville last Saturday where they crossed bats with the McGrawville team.  The game was very close and exciting, and some very fine plays were made by both teams. The Truxton team played an extra fine game, and although a few wild plays were made in the first few innings, during the latter part of the game they played without an error, winning the game in the nine innings by one score with only one man out. Henry pitched an extra fine game, striking out thirteen men. He was well supported by Burnham. A large number of people witnessed the game and they were very noisy in the first few innings when the home team were in the lead, but when the visitors were in the lead they tried in every way possible to rattle our boys, but to no avail.
   Mr. A. E. Seymour of McGrawville umpired the game in a fair and impartial manner. The boys all speak in the highest terms of the way the McGrawville nine used them, the McGrawville team doing everything in their power to make it pleasant for our boys. A return game will be played here next Saturday. No one should fail to see it. The score was:
ACTIVES.                             AB  R  PO
Reakes,                                     6   4   1
Curtis,                                       6   1   4
Henry,                                       6   1   5
Burnham,                                  6   4   1
Cool Beattie,                             6   2   4
Beattie,                                      6   3   1
R. Connors,                               6   3   2
P. Connors,                                6   3
Beard,                                        1  4
[Totals.]                                        22  25
   Only one out when winning run was scored.
MCGRAWVILLE.              AB  R  PO
Evans,                                      7   1   5
Tucker,                                     6   2   3
Waters,                                     6   4   2
Pudney,                                    6   3   1
Gross,                                      6   2   3
Dunbar,                                    6   2   3
Chapin,                                    4   1   3
Pymn,                                      6   2   3
Jackson,                                   6   2   3
Gross,                                      2   1   1
[Totals.]                                        20 27
   The score by innings was:
Innings.    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  Total Runs.
Truxton    0 3 0 0 6 5 1 6 1   22
McGraw'  3 0 0 4 3 2 4 5 0   21
   Mr. A. R. Bryant, whose furniture factory was burned at DeRuyter a few weeks ago, has leased land in the rear of the Baptist church of Mr. Alex Lansing and will rebuild his factory here. Ground has been broken and masons are at work laying the foundations for the new buildings. We are told there are to be three buildings, one will be 100 by 40 ft., two 80 by 36 feet. The work upon the buildings will be pushed rapidly and it is intended to have it in operation by Jan. 1. About 25 hands will be employed on the new factory. It will be a great addition to this place and we wish them success.
   Messrs. James Beattie and Elmer Arnold of Preble were in town Monday.
   Mr. Patrick O'Donnell is attending the Democratic state convention at Saratoga.
   A new iron bridge is to be placed over the Labrador creek near the Stevens farm. The foundation is being laid. Road Commissioner Daley has the work in charge.
   Ex-Mayor Cleary of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Cleary and Mr. Joseph Cleary of Cortland were the pleasant guests of Dr. C. H. Webster and family Sunday. [Major Joseph P. Cleary of Rochester was Chief of Police at Rochester, N. Y. and served for over 20 years. He was not an ex-mayor--CC editor.]
   Mr. Willard Jaquith finishes his work for Westcott and Stanton this week. He has taken a school near his home in Sheds and will enter upon his duties Oct. 1. Willard, during his stay here, has made a host of friends who are sorry to lose him. We wish him success in his new work.
   Mr. Newell Baldwin is working for Mr. A. R. Bryant.
   CRAZY PAT. [local correspondent.]

Guests of the Schools.
   The faculty of the Homer academy have been in town to-day visiting the Normal and public schools. They dined at the Cortland House at noon. Those in attendance are Prof. L. H. Tuthill, Misses N. M. Coon, F. H. Alvord, C. H. Barker, J. Barker, C. Carpenter, M. Flag, Whitney, Tifft, Brown and Grimm.

Afternoon Reception.
   One hundred twenty of the lady friends of Mrs. H. L. Rogers were received at her beautiful home on Tompkins-st. from 3 till 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Dainty refreshments were served and all the guests were delightfully entertained.
   The out-of-town guests present were Mrs. William H. Robertson of New York, Mrs. Esther Porter and Mrs. George A. Brockway of Homer.

A Truthful Compliment.
   "Cortland streets are the worst in the state and those which are torn up for sewers and street railways are not the worst ones either," said a disgusted Homer man who had been making a visit to our sister village this week.—
Homer Republican.
   There was a pretty home wedding last night at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Pike at 13 East Main-st., when their daughter, Miss Maud Winifred, was married to Mr. Fred J. Potter of Cortland. The parlor where the ceremony was performed was plentifully and tastefully trimmed with flowers. The bridal party led by Miss Hazel Peck, who acted as bridesmaid, entered the parlor to the strains of the Lohengrin Wedding March played upon the piano by Miss Alberta Waterbury.
   The bride wore a gown of white brocaded silk. After the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. W. H. Pound, choice refreshments were served. The presents were very beautiful and numerous.
   Mr. and Mrs. Potter left on the 11:20 train last night amid a shower of rice and old shoes for parts unknown. After Nov. 1 they will be at home to their friends at 13 East Main-st.
   The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Waterbury, Mr. and Mrs. Smith Job, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Stillman, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dustin, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Peck, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Drake, Mrs. Sarah Potter, Mrs. Daniel Tucker, Mrs. Duane Howard, Mrs. L. Perkins, Misses Clara Coville, Eleanor Howard, Eva Job, May Hollister, Maud Stillman, Nellie Tucker and Hazel Peck of Cortland; Mrs. L. A. Pendleton of Rochester and Misses Ethel and Lulu Potter of DeRuyter.

   —According to the report of the internal revenue department this state has 48,455 liquor dealers.
   —The Cortland City band left this afternoon for Homer, where they act as escort in the Field day parade.
  —The regular meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps, No. 96, will be held next Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock sharp. A full attendance is desired.
   —A cave in occurred on the sewer ditch on Argyle Place this morning. The falling mass of earth broke off about forty feet of gas pipe and until the gas could be turned off it was as free as air.
   —The Cortland City band has proven themselves one of the best uniformed organizations in this section. Cortland people will undoubtedly prove their appreciation by attending the dance at the armory to-morrow evening.
  —Mrs. J. S. Barber entertained in an informal way a company of her lady friends from 3 to 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon. In the evening from 8 to 11 o'clock another company of younger ladies were also entertained by Mrs. Barber.
   —The supplementary proceedings against P. H. and D. McGraw before
Attorney James Dougherty as referee, on a judgment obtained by Hon. A. P. Smith, were adjourned at noon yesterday to be continued Tuesday morning at half past 10 o'clock.
   —Prof. O. F. Lewis of Saratoga has invented a flying machine. He has passed his rough plans over to E. C. Stearns &Co., the bicycle manufacturers of Syracuse to experiment with and to build. It has a balloon and is operated with bicycle machinery.
   —The special excursion train to Ithaca leaves the E. C. & N. station at 7 o'clock sharp to-night, and will return after the opera "Maid of Plymouth" to be presented by The Bostonians. A special street car will run to Homer upon the return of the special from Ithaca.

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