The Cortland News, Friday, July 16, 1886.
Cortland County Cyclists’ Club.
Several meetings have been held recently at the office of M. S. Bierce by the wheelmen of Cortland county for the purpose of organizing a bicycle club. At an adjourned meeting Monday evening thirteen wheelmen were present, and the interest of cycling in all its phases were thoroughly discussed.
F. O. Hyatt was elected President, and C. L. Kinney, secretary and treasurer. The other officers will not be elected until another meeting.
The objects of this club are to protect and promote the interests of wheelmen who belong. As soon as thoroughly organized, club runs will be had by them at least once a week, weather permitting. A pleasing feature of the club is that several ladies have signified their intention of procuring tricycles and enrolling their names as members of the club. There are now sixteen wheelmen who have paid their fee, and at least nine more are expected to hand in their names at the next meeting.
All wheelmen in the county are entitled to membership on payment of a small fee, and non-riders may also join the club, but not as active members.
Cortland County Cyclists’ Club.
An adjourned meeting of the Cyclists' Club was held at the office of M. Stanley Bierce, Monday evening July 19, and the following officers elected:
President—Dr. F. 0. Hyatt.
Vice-President—Geo. C. Hubbard.
Secretary and Treasurer—C. L. Kinney.
Captain—C. L. Viele.
Lieutenant—D. J. Brown.
Tour Master—W. D. Cloyes.
Com. of Membership—M. S. Bierce, C. L. Viele.
Com. of Finance—G. C Hubbard, L. P. [Grey], D. J. Brown . Cortland News, July 23, 1886.
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR BANQUET.
On last Friday evening, Commandery No. 50 K. T., stationed at Cortland, conferred the Order of the Red Cross upon William Pearson, of Wooster Chapter of Wooster, Mass., and upon Duane Call, of Cortland Chapter No. 194, R. A. M.
A large number of Sir Knights were in attendance. Em. Sir Kt. Wm. O. Conners,
Assistant Grand Inspector General, and a member of De Molay commandery stationed at Hornellsville, were present and reviewed the Sir Knights assembled. Among the visiting Sir Knights were:
Geo. W. Chapman, W. E. Hopkins, E. G. Brown, E. G. Orendoaf, C. E. Barnard,
C. C. Shaw, I. Jay Griffifth, of Utica Commandery No. 3, and O. C. Bred and W. C. Fuller of Central City Commandery No. 25.
At the close of the ceremonies at the Asylum, the Sir Knights to the number of forty repaired to the Cortland House where they partook of a banquet prepared by Sir Kt. Bauder which in excellence and profusion of viands has never .been equated in the village of Cortland. The feasting was prolonged till almost midnight when the guests adjourned to the parlors of the hotel where they wiled away an hour or two in pleasant gossip and social reunion.
CORTLAND AND VICINITY.
The Prohibition Congressional Convention has been called at Firemen's Hall, in this village, at 2 p. m., Monday, Aug. 9.
Brown & Maybury are sole agents for Cortland and vicinity for Dr. Lloyd's
Celebrated Family Medicine a sure cure or no pay for all stomach and liver troubles.
Frank Crandall, the young man who was injured at Cooper Bros.’ foundry, in this place some time ago by having a moulding flask fall on him, died at his home in DeRuyter last week.
The Cortland correspondent of the Syracuse Standard, says that poker has become quite a popular game of late in this place. If he had said that it had been a popular game for a great many years he would have hit the truth a little closer.
Sparks from the locomotives on the E. C. & N. road set fire to the meadows on "Randall's flat," during Friday last and several acres burned over. The grass had not been cut at the time and a number of tons of hay was thus destroyed.
The.Overseer of the poor of the town of Harford, Cortland county, in an action against James Joiner for violation of excise law, on Friday last obtained judgment for $200. It is reported that other suits will be brought if those who are selling [alcohol beverages—CC editor] in direct violation of the law do not desist.—Dryden Herald.
Ed. Brown was arrested by Sheriff Van Hoesen at two o'clock last Saturday morning for drunkenness, and abusive conduct toward his father and sisters. He was arraigned before Squire Bierce Saturday and sentenced to ninety days in the O. P. [Onondaga Penitentiary—CC editor], this being the third offense.
A. J. Lyman, Cortland's old, reliable milkman, will after this week abandon his route, as there is so little profit in the business on account of competition. The price of milk has been down to four cents per quart for nearly a year, and but a few weeks ago a new man at the business was endeavoring to establish a route, agreeing to furnish milk at three cents. Mr. Lyman will hereafter take the product of his dairy to Stoppard's creamery.
On Friday last, the branch of the Salvation Army which had been holding forth in Cortland like the Arab, "folded their tents and silently stole away," not receiving sufficient encouragement, financially, to warrant a longer stay in this unregenerated climate. The majority of the converts made here, do not go with them. Since their advent among us several scandals implicating members have been started, and it is doubtful if they have done any good here.
Grant street has recently been opened as far east as the river, where a substantial bridge has been built and a street leading due north has been laid out. This street will intersect with one leading from the Townly farm on the East River road to a point on North Main street. There is also considerable talk of extending this north and south street along the base of the hill on the east side of the S. & B. railway track to Homer. It would make a fine street and a beautiful drive, and the prospects of its being put through at an early date seems to be quite favorable.--Democrat.
Riley Niles, of South Cortland, had a small cambric needle taken from his arm near the shoulder blade one day last week. Mr. Niles has had poor health for a number of years, which probably has been caused by the needle working through the system, but how, where, or when the needle got into his body is the mystery.
Ticket agent Bushby has been supplied with some thirty different forms of excursion tickets to San Francisco, Cal. and return, on account of the national encampment of the G A. R. to be held in that city, commencing August 3d, 1886. Those who desire to take a trip to the Golden Gate, should consult the agent at once, as he offers a very low rate for the round trip.
It is worth knowing that an antidote for poison oak, ivy, etc., is to take a handful of quick lime, dissolve in water, let it stand an hour, then paint the poisoned part with it. Three or four applications will never fail to cure the most aggravated cases. Poison from bees, hornets, spider bites, etc., is instantly arrested by the application of equal parts of common salt and bicarbonate of soda, well rubbed in on the places bitten or stung.
Carrie Goodrich was taken to the Onondaga Penitentiary by Officer Miller, Tuesday, to serve out a sentence of one year for being keeper of a disorderly house. A motion will be made before Justice Kennedy, of that city, for a stay of proceedings pending an appeal to the Court of Appeals.
The members of Vesta Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, are making great preparations for their excursion to Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake, Thursday, July 29, over the E. C. & N., Ontario & Western and West Shore railroads without change of cars. No more delightful spot could have been selected by the committee, as the picnic
grounds comprises sixty acres laid out with delightful walks, shaded by stately oaks and maples, and is provided with amusements of all kinds including dancing stand, swings, lawn tennis court, rola pola, boats, yachts, bathing suits, fishing tackle, revolving swings and almost everything heart could wish for. The excursion will leave Cortland at 7:00 a. m.; East Homer, 7:20; Truxton 7:35; Cuyler, 7:52; DeRuyter, 8:05 arriving at Sylvan Beach at 10:20. Returning the train will leave at 6:30 p. m., arriving at Cortland at 10:08. The fare for the round trip from Cortland, East Homer, Truxton and Cuyler will be $1.79. For particulars address Dr. L. T. White or F. A. Bickford, Cortland.
The Oneidas and Cortlands crossed bats at the fairgrounds Tuesday afternoon in the presence of about 400 people. The visitors were too much, altogether, for the home team, and won after playing eight innings by a score of 22 to 9. Those of our citizens who feel sore because the home club did not win, and who make derogatory remarks about them should take into consideration the fact that the Oneidas are a professional team and are playing ball every day in the week when the weather permits, and comprise men who make ball playing a business, while our home team is made up almost entirely of mechanics and shop hands who only play ball for amusement, and then not more than once or twice a week, and cannot give the necessary time for practice. Our boys play a good game of ball under the circumstances, and with an opposing nine made up of the same kind of material would make an exceedingly good showing. Before finding fault with them, then, it would be no more than fair to take everything into consideration.
Elmer Sperry, of Chicago, Ill., has been calling on his relatives and many friends in Cortland the past week.
NEARLY BURIED ALIVE.
George O. Daniels, who has been ill for several months, died apparently on Wednesday of last week. The body was put in a coffin. At midnight on Thursday the watchers who surrounded the coffin were startled by a deep groan emanating from it, and all but one, a German named Wabbeking, precipitately rushed from the room. Wabbeking remained, and as the groans continued, he raised the coffin lid and saw that Daniels was alive. Seizing the body, he placed it upright. A few spasmodic gasps, a shudder, and Daniels spoke. The relatives returned to find the man sitting in a chair conversing. Daniels says he was perfectly conscious of everything which passed around him, but he says he was unable to move a muscle. He heard the sobs of his relatives when he was pronounced dead by the doctors, and noticed the preparation for the funeral.—Oneida Dispatch.