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Cortland Evening Standard, Monday, September 24, 1894.

The Name of Appomattox Postoffice Changed to "Surrender."
   RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 24.—The postoffice department has changed the name of Appomattox to "Surrender" and the change is by no means relished by the people here, while the veterans are raising a howl.
   Governor O'Ferrall, in speaking of the matter, said he thought the change was ill-advised. Other persons had an interest in the name Appomattox besides those in the immediate vicinity of the place.
   "Moreover," continued the governor, "I do not like to have the word 'surrender' stuck continually in our faces. It is distasteful to the people of the whole South."
   Commander E. Leslie Spence of Lee Camp, said: "It is a lasting stigma upon the nation to do anything that would continue the bitter feeling between the so-called North and South.
   "It is all the worse that it is done under a Democratic administration."

Thomas F. Byrne.
Superintendent Byrnes' Denial.
   NEW YORK, Sept. 24.—Superintendent Byrnes was at police headquarters for two hours. He was asked with regard to his reported statement that the police are reluctant to make arrests for fear they may be criticized by the courts or the public. He said:
   "The reports that I said that the members of the police force are afraid to do their duty is not true in any sense of the word. The police force is ready now, and it always has been, to protect the lives and property of the citizens of New York.''

No Further Armor Frauds.
   HOMESTEAD, Pa., Sept. 24.—There will probably be no further opportunities for perpetration of systematic frauds in government work at Carnegie's armor-plate works here. Lieutenant F. A. Wilner, who had charge of the armor mills here during the major part of the period in which the frauds were practiced, has been removed. He has been succeeded by Commander Frank Curtis of the United States navy. Commander Curtis has been here for several days getting his precautionary measures perfected. He assumed complete inspection and supervision of the armor department.

A Characteristic Attire for the Woman Suffragists.
   TOPEKA, Kas., Sept. 24.—One hundred of the suffragist women of Topeka will come out in reform dress. They have entered into an agreement which, Dr. Eva Harding and Dr. Agues Haviland say, is to be reduced to writing. This agreement describes the costume. It is to consist of Turkish trousers covered by a skirt reaching to the fold, a close or loose waist, as the wearer may prefer, and cloth leggins to match the trousers. The Topeka women intend to organize into relief squads so a number of them may be on the streets all day and thus the community will become familiar with the reform.

Fireman's Hall. The bell was removed many years ago. Today an insurance company is located on the first floor of the historic  building at 38 Main Street. Photos copied from Grip's Historical Souvenir of Cortland.
The New Walk.
   The new walk in front of the engine house is completed and is one of the finest in town. Janitor F. A. Bickford of the engine house has seen to the fact that it is not devoid of ornamentation. Near one pillar of the building are the nickel figures 1894 sunk in the cement. Near another pillar is a horseshoe, upon which has been stamped the following: "W. D. Tisdale, president; N. J. Peck, chief engineer; Beers & Warfield, contractors; F. A. Bickford, janitor."
   In the cement out in the street in the part reserved for washing hose are the suggestive words in dark cement: "Who'll be the next?" Janitor Bickford believes that this will be the question which will occur to every one as he sees hose washed up, and thinks where the next fire will be.

Supt. J. P. Cleary of the Rochester police department.
   MR. AND MRS. G. J. MAYCUMBER spent to-day with Mr. and Mrs. George A. Brockway at Homer.
   MR. F. D. KEENEY of Cornell spent Sunday at his home here. He is taking the agricultural course.
   PROF. D. L. BARDWELL left this morning for Germantown, Columbia county, to attend a teachers' institute.
   PROF. WELLAND HENDRICK left last night for Germantown, Columbia Co., to conduct a teachers' institute which is held there this week.
   MAJ. J. P. CLEARY, who has been the guest for a week at his brother's, Mr. M. F. Cleary, left this morning for his home at Rochester. Maj. Cleary, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Cleary and Mr. Joseph Cleary spent Sunday with Mr. Chauncey Webster at Truxton.
Cortland Rural Cemetery.

Some Fine Improvements Soon to be Made.
   There are few cemeteries in the country of which greater care is taken than the Cortland Rural cemetery, and its beautiful appearance this fall shows that Superintendent Moorehouse has not been idle this season. Everything is as clean and neat as a well kept city park and we do not think that even one weed could be found in the fine driveways. The lawns are all mowed, the flower beds are still bright and many new monuments have been added. No rubbish is permitted to accumulate anywhere within the boundaries of the cemetery. Neatly painted boxes are placed at convenient intervals through the grounds, into which all rubbish is dumped and is then quickly drawn away. This requires considerable more work, but the result more than compensates for the extra time and labor.
   The cemetery association has purchased two and a half acres of land at the top of the hill which will make a fine addition to the property. These grounds will be laid out next season. There are now about forty-five acres included in the grounds.
   Mr. Moorehouse has for some time planned to make the front of the cemetery more beautiful, and his plans are about to be realized. He has already laid out the level portion into circles and squares. In the center of one of the circles will be placed a fountain, while in the center of another there will be a pyramid of dark red foliage trees. Around this attractively arranged will be placed alternately blue, white and pink hydrangeas. In each of the three squares will be planted foliage trees of bright gold leaves, of purple leaves and with white flowers. A hedge of roses will be placed along the fence. The side hill will be one mass of blooming shrubs, and all in all one would have to go some distance to find a finer front than that, which, through Superintendent Moorehouse's efforts, will add to the beauty of the Cortland Rural cemetery.

   —The Pomona grange will meet in Good Templars' hall in Cortland on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 A. M.
   —Mr. G. W. Bradford last week picked four red raspberries from his bushes at his home on Tompkins-st.
   —The Hitchcock bicycle drill team will hold a meeting at the Hitchcock Hose house at 7 o'clock to-morrow evening.
   —The craze has at last reached Cortland. A number of well known young lady cyclists were riding in bloomers after dark Saturday night.
   —Contractor Jacobs complains that he cannot secure all the men that he wants to work upon the electric road. He would be glad to push the construction faster if he could find more men. No one in Cortland need complain now of lack of work.
   —The STANDARD is indebted to Mr. W. J. Mantanye for a copy of the manual of the constitutional convention of 1894 containing much useful information together with the individual cuts of all the members of the convention and a brief sketch of each.
   —Some of the friends and neighbors of Mrs. George Price of Grant-st., upon learning that Friday was her birthday, gave her a genuine surprise. Some of their costumes were very original, representing a shipwrecked crew. They left a number of valuable and useful gifts.

A Missing Horse.
   Yesterday afternoon Mr. M. H. Kingman, the liveryman, let a horse and buggy to a Cortland young man to drive out into the country. He returned at about 12 o'clock last night saying that while coming down the hill near the schoolhouse about two miles south of Tully at about 8 o'clock he met three bicycles. The horse shied to one side, tipped him out of the buggy and got away from him. He had come down to Preble on foot and had hired a man to bring him to Cortland. He had no trace of the horse or buggy.
   Mr. Kingman set out early this morning to look up his horse. He succeeded in finding the cushion, boot, lap blanket, fly sheet, whip and halter near the scene of the upset. He traced the horse down to Baltimore, but beyond that place could get no information regarding the rig. He says the horse has disappeared as completely as though swallowed up in the earth. He is still looking, however.

Thanks to Masons.
   Through an inadvertence the Masonic fraternity was omitted from the list of those to whom thanks were due for services at the time of the funeral of the late Dr. Bolles. Mrs. Bolles regrets the fact and wishes to thank them particularly for their kind attentions and for their assistance in the funeral services and for the beautiful flowers contributed.

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