Painted As Figure Of Fun, Susan B. Anthony Went On To Make History
Editor’s Note: Here is The Freeman’s Journal Feb. 9, 1855, account – in prose and poetry – of Susan B. Anthony’s appearance in Cooperstown, to be commemorated with a State Historical Marker that has just arrived at the village’s First Presbyterian Church. The tone marks the flippant attitude in some quarters at that time.
Your readers should be apprised that last Friday was a great and eventful day in the history of human events. It was one of these epochs whereat Time pauses to set down a stake from which after generations may measure his further flight.
Henceforth, let it be noted in Phinney’s calendar that the 9th day of February, 1855, was the day when the memorable “Woman’s Rights Convention” was held at Cooperstown! – and let the mothers of Otsego, in all coming ages, teach their children to revere its anniversary, as the day when “the strong-minded women” gave the horn of liberty such a rousing blast among the echoing hills of our county.
…A gentleman was called to the chair, and a secretary and two vice-presidentesses were appointed. The president, after a few appropriate remarks, introduced to the audience, Miss Susan B. Anthony, who took the rostrum.
• Her theme – the wrongs that patient woman bears; To sew, to spin, to mop and darn her lot; To do the drudg’ry, while man takes the pay. She all the pangs of Eden’s curse endures, While man her pleasures shares, but not her pains. Give woman but the right of suffrage, she Will soon have equal laws, and what is wrong Will speedily set right.
Just back from his Washington D.C. initiation, Congressman-elect Antonio Delgado, D-19, thanks volunteers at a victory gathering this afternoon at his Oneonta field office on Dietz Street. Delgado thanked all the volunteers and supporters who, he said, knocked on more than 200,000 doors on the days leading up to the Nov. 6 midterms to encourage people to get out and vote. Following his speech, people lined up the thank the Delgado and get their pictures taken with him. Above, Oneonta’s NAACP President Lee Fisher and wife Joanne congratulate Delgado on his victory over Congressman John Faso. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS – At 2 a.m. set the clocks back by 1 hour to 1 a.m. Check out this Fall Back Checklist from Bruce Hall.
GUN SHOW – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 60 Dealers showing arms and military relics from pre-Revolutionary War to present. Holiday Inn, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. For more info visit http://gunshows-usa.com/new_york_gun_shows.shtml
THEATER – 2 p.m. Hartwick College Theatre Arts Dept. presents “Underneath the Lintle” by Glen Berger and performed by Taylor Morin. Free and open to public. Lab Theatre, Bresee hall, Hartwick College, 1 Hartwick Dr, Oneonta. Registration suggested, firstname.lastname@example.org, (607)431-4227 or visit their WEBSITE.
VETERANS CONCERT – 3 p.m. St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 38 Walnut St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 437-0152
CONCERT – 4 p.m. A tribute to veterans by Collin Raye. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, http://foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/veterans-day-tribute/
AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Greater Oneonta Historical Society Annual Benefit Auction. Elks Club, 84-86 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, to donate Jane Backman (431-9509), Loraine Tyler (433-2452), Bob Brzozowski, Greater Oneonta Historical Society, 183 Main St., Oneonta. (607) 432-0960, info@OneontaHistory.org or visit their WEBSITE.
ART – 5-8 p.m. Opening reception for Atelophobia-themed exhibit. Runs through 11/20. Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO), Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-2070, email@example.com, or CLICK HERE to learn more.
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Oneonta Concert Association presents Narek Arutyunian, clarinet and Yunh-Chin Zhou, piano. Concert opening by Little Delaware Youth Ensemble. Tickets $25; student $6. At door or The Green Toad Bookstore, The Eighth Note. Info, tickets, (607) 433-7252, OneontaConcertAssociation.org
RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Exhibition opening “Ceramics & Photo Journals: Capturing the Process.” Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St, Cherry Valley. For more information visit their website at http://cherrybranchgallery.com/ or call (607)264-9530.
SIDNEY – Thomas R. Herring, 63, of Unadilla, a career-long toolmaker, passed away on Aug. 27, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton.
A brother’s family and nieces survive in Oneonta.
Tom, who many knew as “Hoby,” was born in Stamford to Hobert and Helen Herring on Dec. 9, 1952. He graduated from Unatego Junior/Senior High School in 1970 and went on to earn a certificate in toolmaking from the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers. He was a toolmaker at several companies, including many years at Amphenol Corp.
COOPERSTOWN – State Supreme Court Judge Michael V. Coccoma took lawyers for the City of Oneonta and Town of Oneonta Fire District #1 into his chambers at 10:15 a.m. to see if they could talk their way through to a resolution of the fire-contract standoff.
The closeted discussion was supposed to last half an hour, but City Attorney David Merzig and the fire district’s lawyer, Terence Hannigan of Delmar, emerged after 45 minutes at 11 a.m. with no resolution.
Coccoma had a hearing on another case, and directed Merzig and Hannigan to return at 11:30 a.m. to resume the negotiations.
OTSEGO –Eric Slater, 47, Cooperstown, was charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment for striking an employee of the Mosa Northern Transfer Station on Route 28 in the Town of Otsego, on Monday, Nov. 30.