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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, December 14, 1888.

Farmers' Institute.

   The Farmers' Institute to be held in this village next Monday and Tuesday, will be an interesting and profitable occasion to farmers in this county. The following is the
   Questions and discussions will he in order after each address. All are urged to participate.
MONDAY, 10:30 A. M.
   Feeding and Management of Dairy Cattle—E. C. Rindge, Cortland.
   Butter. How to make it.—Col. F. D. Curtis, Kirby Homestead.
   Question Box. Raising and Marketing Hay—Ira Crandall, Cortland.
   Silage in the Dairy.—A. Devereux, Deposit.
   Question Box. Brains and Breeches, A Poem.—Mrs. O. F. Sexton, Harford.
   Histology of Wheat.—Dr. T. B. Stowell, Cortland.
   A Plea for the Garden—Prof. E. S. Goff, N. Y. Exp. Station, Geneva.
TUESDAY, 9:30 A. M.
   Question Box. Breeding of Domestic Animals.—G. P. Squires, Marathon.
   The Horns in Relation to Milk and Butter.—Dr. James Law, Ithaca.
   Question Box. Potato Culture.— Robert Purvis, Cortland.
   Quality the Essential in Cheese Making. How to secure it.—G. A. Smith, Dairy Commissioner.
   Fattening and Marketing Veal Calves.—H. Bower, Preble.
   The Institute will be held at the Court House and will be promptly called at the time advertised, and it is hoped a large audience will be present at the opening session.
   A Question Box will be provided, which will be opened at the beginning of each session and all are urged to fully use it.
   The Railroads will give reduced round trip tickets to all who come. Moderate charges will be made by the hotels to persons attending the Institute.
   These Institutes are being run solely in the interest of the farmers, particularly young farmers, and we hope they will turn out en masse and participate in the proceedings.
   The program may be varied, as thought best.
   The meetings of the Institute will be free to all. Ladies are especially welcome. Come and bring your neighbors.
   Mr. J. S. Woodward, Secretary of the State Agricultural Society will surely be present.

Court Proceedings.
   The following cases have been disposed of at the County Court and Court of Sessions during the past week:
   The People vs. Alfred Taylor. Defendant was indicted for assault in the first degree for shooting one Melvin Frieze on the 30th day of May last. The latter lived in Richford, Tioga county and the former in Lapeer, in this county. Last winter both of the men lived on Michigan Hill in the town of Richford. Taylor is a married man and has four small children. They had indulged in frequent quarrels and Taylor claimed that on one occasion, he found Frieze, who is a single man, in bed with his wife and he had frequently declared that he would shoot Frieze. On the 30th of May last Charles Parker and the defendant Alfred Taylor came to Harford Mills, bringing a rifle with them with which they had been hunting on the way. Frieze happened to be in town and they all met at the store of L. E. Hay about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Frieze stood on the steps in front of the store and Taylor took a seat only a few feet away. Parker stood near with his back turned to Taylor and holding the rifle in his hand. Suddenly Taylor arose and stepping up behind Parker, snatched the gun from his hand and immediately fired at Frieze. The ball entered the breast a little above the heart and came out of his back. Frieze ran into the store and tried to hide behind some kegs, and Taylor started after him but was seized and held by bystanders. An officer was summoned who took Taylor into custody and Frieze was carried to the hotel and a physician was called who dressed his wounds. It was at first thought that he could not possibly recover, but he did and appeared as a witness against Taylor during the latter's trial. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty of assault in the third degree. District Attorney Bronson for the people, ex-Judge A P. Smith and J. E. Eggleston for the defendant.
   The People vs. William Harvey indicted for highway robbery. The defendant lives in Marathon and on Saturday the 7th day of May, 1887, worked in a livery stable in that place. At about midnight of that day he and a young man by the name of Rounds who worked on a farm for Wm. Tarbel in Lapeer, together with Round's brother and another young man were standing on the walk in front of the post-office in Marathon. The two latter lived in Virgil and they soon started to get their horse to go home. The younger Rounds started off on foot saying he would be home and in bed before they got started. Harvey at the same time went across the highway towards the livery stable where he slept nights. The Rounds boy claims that when he got a little way beyond the tannery he heard footsteps behind him and as he turned about to see who it was, he was seized by the throat, his assailant at the same time demanding his money or his life. The boy being overpowered delivered up his pocket book containing about $20. The boy says he recognized the man as Harvey and told him so, which the man denied. The boy swore out a warrant for Harvey, who was arrested and taken to Virgil for examination. No one appeared against him and he was discharged. It was understood at the time that the complainant was not to appear, provided he received a sum equivalent to the amount lost. The money was placed in an envelope and left at the store of Hunt & Chapman and delivered to the boy's father. District Attorney Bronson however took out a warrant before Justice Squires of this place and Sheriff VanHoesen went to Marathon and arrested him. He gave bail in the sum of $1000 to await the action of the Grand Jury. The first grand jury indicted him for highway robbery.

   Monte Cristo in the Opera House to-morrow night.
   Clothes-line thieves are operating in Marathon.
   Officer James has resigned as a member of the night police.
   The Cortland Wagon Company paid their employees their last month's wages on Monday, their regular pay day. [Reference the December fire and destruction of much of the factory—CC editor.]
   W. S. Freer will give a social party at his hall in Higginsville, on Friday evening, Dec. 21st. Music by Palmer's full orchestra. Bill, $1.25.
   Superintendent of the Poor Cutler has engaged Mr. E. T. Frisbie, of Scott, to take charge of the County Alms House after January 1st, next.
   C. D. Dillenbeck has been elected Captain, Chas. E. Stevens, Lieutenant, and O. A. Babcock Secretary and Treasurer of the Homer Protective Fire Police.
   W. S. Goddard, proprietor of the Truxton House, in Truxton, will give a New Year's party at his house on Monday evening, Dec. 31st, 1888. Prof. Daniels' full orchestra. Bill, $1.25.
   We understand that while the Hitchcock Hose company arrived at the fire last week first, the Emeralds attached hose to the same hydrant and both commenced throwing water at the same time.
   Jewett, the jeweler, has just put in a new self-winding regulator. It is a very handsome and expensive piece of mechanism, and is a perfect time piece. Call and see it, and regulate your time piece.
   The "Months' Mind Mass," for the repose of the soul of the very Rev. B. F. McLoghlin, will be solemnized in St. Mary's church, Thursday, Dec. 20th, 1888. The divine office will begin at 10 A. M. A large number of clergymen will be present. It is also expected that Bishop Ludden will pontificate.
   The sale of Christmas presents mentioned last week will be held in the Presbyterian chapel, Friday afternoon and evening, beginning at 4 o'clock. Supper will be served from 5 to 8 o'clock. Beautiful fancy articles and a variety of other things will be on sale. The place will be an attractive one in which to spend the afternoon and evening.
   The Cortland Wagon Company have taken possession of Wickwire’s shops on Railroad street, and will soon be moving along in good shape.
   Have you seen the new railroad recently built and equipped by Brown & Maybury? If you haven't, it's time you took a look at it. It is located in their show window, and attracts more attention than anything else is town. Here is a full train of cars running through a tunnel with a genuine engine propelled by steam. Watch the time table and be on hand when the conductor calls out: "all aboard."

   Patsey Conway, of Homer, has joined McNish's Minstrel Company as solo cornetist.
   Dr. J. M. Milne lectured before the Teachers' Institute at Onondaga Valley last week.
   W. D. Milne, Esq., of East Kendall, Orleans Co., has been visiting his son, Prof. J. M. Milne, the past week.
   Dr. J. H. Hoose, of this place, lectured before the Teachers Institute in East Syracuse, last Monday evening, on "Educational Rights of Use."
The Count of Monte Cristo.
   The appearance of Mr. James O'Neill, as count of Monte Cristo, at the Opera House, Saturday evening, Dec. 15th, will be one of the dramatic events of the season.
   As Edmond Dantes, who afterwards appears as the Count of Monte Cristo, Mr. O'Neill is one of the most polished and finished actors on the American stage. His portrayal of the character is well nigh perfect, and so true to nature that the strange but powerful story appears as a realization. His magnificent physique, his striking demeanor, in fact his whole conduct through the vicissitudes of the romantic life of the sailor, the prisoner and the count, makes the character one of the grandest on the stage. Indeed, the play which Fechter made is rendered standard by O'Neill.
   The company in which Mr. O'Neill plays is well and thoroughly equipped for the presentation of the story of the mysterious millionaire. The scenery is fine, and the mounting of the play is in every respect superior to that of a great many plays which come to Cortland on a more pretentious scale. The realistic effect of the surroundings and the powerful portrayal of Edmond Dantes as himself and as the Count of Monte Cristo, make the play what it really is—one of the finest that our theatre-goers will witness this season.

   Paul Lynde was married last week to a young lady named Clough, living in the neighborhood of Upper Lisle.
   The latest out in Marathon society circles is the private musical entertainments. Invitations are sent out among the intimate friends, and the musically inclined furnish the necessary article. The last one held was at the residence of C. Bouton, on Broome street.
   Hon. A. P. Smith and H. L. Bronson were in town last week on the Harvey case.
   An appropriation for raising $2,000 to purchase a steam fire engine will be acted on the 21st of this month at a special corporation meeting. We need the engine bad enough, but we don't want another blunder like the reservoir matter a few years ago. No second hand, worthless goods. Get a good one or none.
   We learn the Climax Road Machine Co. are to commence operations soon.
    *   * [pen name or symbol of correspondent]

   The Virgil boys have got their uniforms and made their first appearance in public, on Saturday evening last. They were invited to Dr. Tripp's to supper and the table fairly groaned under the weight of edibles awaiting them. All speak very highly of their reception there. The boys now are prepared to furnish music for any one wishing, and whoever employs them will be well satisfied with their appearance and music.
   The snow that fell on Saturday night was so damp that it stuck to the roofs of the buildings, smashing some of them. The roof of the barn on the Ehle place fell on Sunday forenoon.
   CUMMIN. [pen name]

   CHENANGOJ. C. May, of Sidney, has been promoted to the position of night dispatcher on the Ontario & Western railroad at Norwich.
   An iron bridge, spanning the river near East Norwich, has just been completed by the Ontario & Western company, taking the place of the wooden structure heretofore used.
   The board of Supervisors of Chenango county, at their recent session, passed two acts affecting fish and game in the county, one making the close season for trout commence August 1, and the other prohibiting woodcock shooting until September 1, both of which laws should receive the support of every person interested in the preservation of fish and game. These bills were introduced at the instance of the fish and game protective associations of Greene and Sherburne.
   MADISON.— A man in Vernon has a beard which is five feet in length.
   Two tramps held up an Earlville Italian the other day, and relieved him of $2.
   At Morrisville last week, Will Vanhorn, an Oneida darky, was sentenced to two years in Auburn prison for larceny.
   Mott's cider mills at Bouckville turn out 36,000 gallons of cider per day, which is shipped to all parts of the world. They employ 100 men.
   Superintendent Allen, of the E. C. & N. R. R., was in Cazenovia, a few days since, and while there paid $400 to Maud Irish, through her guardian. It will be remembered that she was in the carriage with her father at the time he was struck and killed by a passing train. She lost an eye and is disfigured for life. Supt. Allen does not admit that the road was at fault in the matter.
   TOMPKINS.— The Ithaca Savings Bank has a new three ton safe.
   The Alhambra Hotel, Ithaca, has Chas. Bush for proprietor.
   A son of ex-President Hayes is registered at Cornell University, as a member of the class of '92.
   Miss Marx, Preceptress in the Groton Union School, has resigned her position to accept one in a school in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where she will teach German. She will receive a large increase in salary. Miss Lona Morton takes the position which she vacates. Miss Marx has made many friends during her stay in this village, who are very sorry to have her go.

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