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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, March 22, 1889.


A Democratic President Elected—A Large Vote Polled.
   The result of the Charter election held in this village last Tuesday was a surprise to a good many citizens. For the first time since the republicans commenced making strict party nominations, the democrats nominated a straight democrat ticket with the exception of the candidates for assessor and treasurer. As a result they elect the president and assessor. It was a pretty close shave on president, but it answers every purpose. Straight nominations win in the long run.
   The following appropriations were voted to be raised b y tax for the ordinary village expenses:
Engine House fund, $1800.00
Fire department fund, 700.00
Lights for streets fund, 5000.00
Highways and Street fund , 6500.00
Village litigation fund, 350.00
Normal School Bonds, Interest 983.00
Normal School Bonds, Prin., 3000.00
Printing fund, 300.00
Rent for Storing Village property, 100.00
Sanitary fund, 600.00
Village clerk fund, 200.00
Village Assessor fund, 300.00
Village Treasurer fund, 50.00
Fire Hose fund, 1050.00
Erroneous Assessment fund, 100.00
   On resolutions the vote was as follows:
   Resolved, First, that the sum of $2,000 be raised by a tax for the purpose of employing four policemen upon the streets of the village of Cortland for the coming year.
For, 617
Against, 540
   Resolved, Second, that the sum of $4,000 be raised by tax for the purpose of paying to the Cortland Water Works Company the rental of 120 fire hydrants from April 1st, 1880, to April 1st, 1881.
For, 769
Against, 178
   Resolved, Third, that the President of the village of Cortland receive the sum of $200 as compensation for his services as such officer for the coming year.
For, 265
Against, 461
   Resolved, Fourth, to issue bonds to the amount of $30,000 for the erection of a new high school building.
For, 223
Against, 702
   Resolved, Fifth, to raise $4,775 to meet expenses of maintaining the Union schools for the coming year.
For, 522
Against, 79
   The vote on village officers resulted as follows, the total number of votes cast for each officer, excepting school commissioners, being 1,447.
Frank H. Cobb, rep, 718
Irving H. Palmer, dem, 719
Blank, 10
Palmer's majority, 1
Charles H. Mann, rep, 824
Charles E. Sanders, dem, 543
James S. Squires, citizen, 58
Blank, 22
Mann's plurality, 281
Charles T. Peck, rep, 795
John Ireland, dem, 585
Fred W. Kingsbury, cit, 49
Blank, 18
Peek's plurality, 210.
Lewis V. Smith, rep, 627
Samuel Freeman, dem, 806
Blank, 14
Freeman's majority, 179
George T. Latimer, rep, 517
Thomas Fitzgerald, dem, 483
Horace W. Seaman, Ind, 430
Blank, 17
Latimer's plurality, 34.
Fitz Boynton, no opposition, 1444
Charles E. Selover, 1
Blank, 2
William D. Tuttle, rep, 686
L. D. C. Hopkins, rep, 688
William Dunlap, rep, 688
J. Seaman Bull, dem, 125
J. Hub Wallace, dem, 127
M. Stanley Bierce, dem, 122
Mary E. L. Squires, reform, 198
Fidelia Palmer Coffin, reform, 198
Kate Scott Sanders, reform, 199
   Messrs. Tuttle, Hopkins and Dunlap were declared elected.
   It will be noticed that the ladies nominated for school commissioners ran far ahead of the citizens ticket and indeed beat the democrat candidates by several votes. The extra votes they received came from the democrats, who as a rule are gallant gentlemen, and always favor the ladies. Very few if any republicans voted for the lady commissioners.
   Horace W. Seaman ran as an independent candidate for collector and made a strong push. If his friends had worked hard for him until the polls closed, instead of giving up the fight about the middle of the afternoon, he would probably have been elected. Mr. Fitzgerald, the democratic candidate for collector, is a very modest man and attends strictly to his work making few acquaintances. Although he has been a resident of the village for several years, a large majority of the voters did not know him and many votes that should have gone to him were cast for his better known opponents.
   It is due to Mr. Kingsbury to say that he declined to rim on the citizens ticket as soon as he found that he was nominated.

Fire at Desk Factory.
   At 1:45 last Tuesday morning, Franklin Pierce, night watchman at the Cortland Manufacturing Company's shops on Squires street discovered a fire in the office of the Cortland Desk Company whose buildings adjoin on the east, and at once rang the bell of his establishment. Mr. Champion, night watch at the Desk factory, who had a few minutes before been [on] his rounds and was then in the engine room, discovered the fire at about the same time, and started out to give an alarm. Some one pulled the box on the corner of Union and Owego streets and called out the department. Meantime Mr. John Carberry who lives near the factory and happened to be up, went to the factory of the Cortland Mfg. Co., and taking their hose cart pulled it across the street and with the help of another man attached the hose to a hydrant, broke in the office door and put a stream on the fire.
   In about ten minutes the department arrived and put several streams on and the flames were soon extinguished. The office is completely ruined and the building is badly damaged. Nearly 800 finished desks, some of which had been crated and were ready for shipment, were blistered by the heat and considerable stock was destroyed and quite a large amount of printed matter was also burned. The Marvin safe which held the books and papers came out all right. The loss is estimated at from $6,000 to $8,000 with an insurance on the whole factory of $11,500. The proportion on this building was $4,700. There never had been a fire in the office which was warmed by steam and the company are at a loss to know how the fire originated. They expect to rebuild at once.

Death of Mrs. Bauder.
   Mrs. L. L. Bauder died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. L. Ingraham, on Port Watson street, last Sunday evening, aged 77 years. She was born in the town of Oppenheim, Fulton county, N. Y. in 1812, and at the age of 18 years married Mr. L. L. Bauder, of the same place.
   In 1868, Mr. and Mrs. Bauder moved to this place and resided on Lincoln Ave. until Mr. Bander's death, which occurred in 1875, since which time Mrs. Bauder has lived with her children. She had been blessed with ten children, nine of which are living, and it was a noticeable circumstance that all of her children stood about her bedside at her death. Mrs. Bauder was a devoted wife and mother, and left the impress of her excellent example on her children, all of whom will cherish her memory while life lasts. The funeral services were held at Mrs. Ingraham's residence on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. John Arthur officiating. The remains were taken to Ingham's Mills, near Little Falls, Wednesday, for interment.
   Deceased was the mother of Delos [Cortland House proprietor--CC editor] and Ann Eliza Bauder, Mrs. Kate Ingham, Mrs. O. L. Ingraham and Mrs. Frankie Porter, of Cortland; Norman Bauder, of Gloversville; Mrs. Mary Overbaugh and Mrs. Helen Ingraham, of Centreville, Mich., and Delevan Bauder, of New York.

Cortland County Medical Society.
   On Thursday afternoon, March 14th, the Cortland County Medical Society held its regular quarterly session. The members present were the president, Dr. Geo. D. Bradford, of Homer; Drs. H. O. Jewett, J. Angel, H. S. Edson, A. J. White, F. W. Higgins, W. J. Moore, F. D. Reese, and H. T. Dana, of Cortland; Dr. D. H. Stone, of Homer; Dr. Philip Neary, of Union Valley; Dr. H. C. Hendrick, of McGrawville, and Dr. M. R. Halbert, of Cincinnatus. Dr. Weidman, of Cuyler, was present, and was elected a member of the society.
   The committee on publications was ordered to purchase one or more late standard works on jurisprudence, for the use of the members of the society.
   Dr. Reese read a paper describing a peculiar case of supernumerary mammal where two were found on each side. Dr. Jewett gave one case where three were found on each side. Dr. Neary reported one seen by him with a well developed gland on the thigh.
   Dr. D. H. Stone read an exhaustive paper on pneumonia in children. The most interesting part of the paper, and the discussion which followed being upon the treatment proper to these cases.
   Dr. H. O. Jewett read a carefully prepared paper on injuries to the elbow joint. He described from cases met during his long experience, the fractures and dislocations likely to be met in this locality, dwelling especially upon the frequent difficulty in diagnosis, from the immediate swelling and pain, and the difficulty of retention in some varieties. This paper was discussed by most of the members present.
   Dr. H. T. Dana read a paper on chronic lead poisoning. He advocated the treatment by iodide of potash and sulphate of magnesium. From the number of industries in this town in which lead poisoning may occur, it is urged that this should be looked for to explain some cases of chronic invalidism.
   Dr. A. J. White read a paper on ethics. The paper and discussion were mainly upon the proper manner and spirit to be observed between physicians in consultations.
   The meeting was characterized by the number of valuable papers presented and the fair attendance of the members.
   F. W. HIGGINS, Sec'y.

J. Payne Collier
   Homer people are talking of putting in an electric light system.
   Superintendent of Public Instruction Draper holds that women are not eligible to vote for school trustees at a village election.
   [F.] A. Bickford has purchased of B. D. Wheeler his house and lot, corner of Elm and Greenbush streets. The latter moves [to] Binghamton.
   Sheriff Borthwick took Hugh 0’Neil to Auburn prison, last Monday morning, where he will serve the sentence of five years, unless sooner discharged for good behavior.
   Isaac S. Newton, Esq., a prominent lawyer of Norwich, and well known here, dropped dead at the Union depot in Albany last Tuesday evening, while waiting to take the train for home.
   Mr. H. H. Pomeroy has rented the store now occupied by Isaac Dennis, in the Grand Central block, and will put in a stock of dry goods about the first of next month. Mrs. Pomeroy will move her dress-making establishment from No. 20 Groton avenue to the same store.
   Last Saturday night "Con" Tobin, an employee in the Howe Stove works, got into a dispute with a fellow workman in Carty's Hotel on Orchard street, and the two came to blows. A spittoon came down on Tobin's head, leaving its mark and ending the fight. Tobin's wounds were dressed and he was taken home.
   At the charter election held in Homer last week Tuesday, the following officers were chosen: President, Amory W. Hobart; trustees, Pembroke Pierce and Albert R. Smith; treasurer, Charles S. Pomeroy; collector, Charles A. Smith; clerk, William H. Foster. The president of the board has appointed Frank Phillips police constable and Lucien W. Porter street commissioner.
   The Franklin Hatch Library has recently been enriched with a gift from the Cortland Library Association, consisting of Booth’s reprint of the "First Folio," the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, issued in 1623. This work is in three volumes, and is the more valuable having been the property at J. Payne Collier, well known as a Shakespearian critic and editor. The fly-leaf of part I has some penciled annotations.

   Large derricks are being erected at the Tully Valley salt works.
   It is estimated that 50,000 men and women in New York, who want work, are idle. They will not leave the city to look for work elsewhere.
   The title to 130 acres of land in Geddes was transferred to the state of New York, last week. This secures the permanent location of the State Fair at Syracuse after this year, when it will probably be held at Albany.
   Rev. Joseph Bloom, pastor of the Baptist church at Oswego Falls, is in jail for stealing a horse. His guilt is so evident that his friends refused to bail him. The sheriff of Madison county has another warrant for him.
   An Atchinson woman with a family of girls reared them up with the fixed determination that not one of them should ever marry a Missourian, a Democrat, or a man named John, and the very first one to go married all three.—Kansas City Times.
   "Let him sink; he is only a Jew," was the exclamation of a crowd of people in a Russian town recently, as they beheld the struggles of a poor wretch in the river. Just then a man broke through the crowd which tried to hold him back, and, plunging into the river, brought the drowning man to the church. As the crowd began to jeer at him for saving the life of a mere Jew, it was discovered that the man whose life was saved was a Gentile and that his brave rescuer was a Jew. The jeering at once ceased and the crowd slunk away.—N. Y. Tribune.  

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