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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, May 24, 1889.

Emerald Hose Company's Fair.
   Emerald Hose Company's fair opened in Taylor Opera House last Monday evening and is a grand success in every respect. Lieut. Gov. Jones of Binghamton arrived in town on the 7:19 P. M. train and was met at the depot by the reception committee, the Hitchcock Mfg. Company’s band, Canton Cortland No. 27 Patriarch's Militant, Hitchcock Hose Company and Emerald Hose, and was escorted to the Messenger House, Canton Cortland acting as the immediate escort.
   At 8:30, the same line was formed and the march taken up for the hall which was filled with spectators. Hon. R. T. Peck was chairman of the evening and after a few remarks introduced [Lt.] Gov. Jones, who delivered an excellent address which met the approval of all those present. The following programme was then given:
   Quartette—"The Flag without a Stain," Messrs. Hardy, Edward, Frank and John Lanigan.
   Recitation— "The Green Flag at Spotsylvania," Miss Minnie F. Cleary.
   Polka—Hitchcock Mfg. Co. Band.
   Quartette—"We Meet again To-night," Messrs. Walsh, Dowd, Place, Barnes and Davis.
   March— Emerald Hose— Hitchcock Mfg. Co. Band.
   This part of the entertainment was also especially good and the audience testified their appreciation by frequent applause. After these exercises Fischer's band struck up and a large number of those present engaged in dancing.
   After the entertainment was over [Lt.] Gov. Jones and Gen. J. O. Woodward of Albany, Commander of the Patriarchs Militant of the department of New York, Division of the Atlantic, visited Vesta Lodge I. O. O. F., at their handsome rooms in the Second National Bank building where an informal reception was held, after which the party repaired to the Messenger House where an excellent supper had been provided, upon short notice, by the proprietor.
   Gen. Woodward acted as toastmaster. The first toast proposed was the health of [Lt.] Gov. Jones, who responded in a fitting manner. The following is a list of the subsequent toasts and the gentlemen who responded:
   The village of Cortland—I. H. Palmer.
   The [State] Legislature—Hon. R. T. Peck.
   The Press—Wm. H. Clark.
   The Odd Fellows of the State of New York—J. E. Eggleston, Esq.
   The Law—Judge S. S. Knox.
   Emerald Hose Co.—Ex-Chief, M. F. Cleary.
   The Ladies—John Courtney Jr.
   Innocents Abroad—J. F. Maybury.
   Canton Cortland—Capt. G. I. Pruden.
   Many friends of Canton Cortland were invited and accepted the hospitalities of the Patriarchs. It was nearly midnight when [Lt.] Gov. Jones said 'Good Night" and the company dispersed, all feeling that they had spent the evening most enjoyably.
   The hall is very tastefully draped and decorated, the stars and stripes mingling with the green. There are five booths, all very handsome and each is in charge of the lady friends of the company, who have assisted in every way possible to make the fair the grand success it has proved to be.
   The Misses Delia Buckly and Kate Dillon have charge of booth No. 1. Miss Molly Barry and Miss Anna Manchester No. 2, Mrs. Archie Lucy and Mrs. Chas. Abbott No. 3, the Misses May and Kittie Dowd No. 4; and booth No. 5, where ice cream is sold, is in charge of Misses Kittie Kennedy, Bridget Fitzgerald, Maggie Welsh, Nellie Fitzgerald, Nellie McEvoy and Mrs. Quinlan. The hall has been filled to overflowing each evening and the best of order and good feeling have prevailed.
   The fair lasts all the week with a change of programme each evening. Dancing commences at 10 each evening. We advise all to attend as the cause is a worthy one and the entertainment is well worth the price of admission. The grand drawing of prizes takes place on Saturday evening.

The Men on Horseback.
   The horseback riders of Cortland held a meeting in this village last Tuesday evening and perfected an organization. The meeting was called to order by Dr. J. H. Hoose, on whose motion J. F. Maybury was made chairman and E. F. Jennings, secretary. The following officers were elected:
   President—Dr. J. H. Hoose.
   Secretary— Dr. D. E. Smith.
   Treasurer—J. F. Maybury.
   On motion "The Cortland Riding Club" was selected as the name of the association
   The following members were elected:
   J. H. Hoose, S. S. Knox, A. P. Smith, G. P. Avery, D. E. Smith, J. F. Maybury, Webster Young, C. F. Thompson, A. R. Peck, E. F. Squires, C. F. Wickwire, E. F. Jennings, Robt. Bushby, F. W. Higgins, J. M. Milne, J. H. Schermerhorn, F. J. Peck, Geo. S. Sands, Floyd Hitchcock, B. E. Miller, Eugene Powers, Mason Ingalls, Sanford Ellsworth, M. C. Eastman, E. M. Santee.
   Commencing June 10, an overland trip will be made which will pass through Ithaca, Sheldrake, Auburn, Skaneateles, Glen Haven and many intermediate points. All are invited to join whether members of the club or not.
   It is expected that numerous short trips will be made during the summer.

Damaged by Fire and Water.
   At eight o'clock last Thursday evening fire alarm box No. 312, located corner of Washington street and Clinton avenue was pulled and the fire department was soon on the spot. The fire was located in the north end of the roof of the Cortland Steam Laundry and was making considerable headway when discovered. The property is owned by Mr. H. C. Beebe, who lives in the building, but there was no one in the same when the fire was discovered. Mr. Charles Amerman broke a panel in the office door and thus gained entrance to the building. Citizens and firemen assisted in moving the carpets in the carpet cleaning establishment, clothes from the laundry department and household goods, which was accomplished with very little loss or injury. Three or four streams of water finally put out the flames.
   Mrs. Van Auken, one of the employees, lost some of her personal effects by both fire and water. The fire is believed to have started from the pipe of the ironing stove, at a point where it passed through the floor into the second story. The property was insured for something over $6,000, which will more than cover the loss, which will not probably reach over $2,500. Work in the carpet cleaning department has been continued, but the work in the laundry department had to be suspended. Mr. Beebe expects to be ready to open the laundry again the fore part of next week.

She Took Laudanum.
   Last Saturday morning a woman who has been living with a man by the name of Milton Pratt, in the Van Bergen block on Main street, went to a drug store and purchased two ounces of laudanum, which she said she wanted for a lady friend who had to take the drug. She was known to the proprietor of the drug store as Frank Pool and she registered her name as such.
   Returning to her rooms she swallowed nearly the two ounces and then went to the rooms of Mrs. Julia Ballard in the Squires block and told her what she had done and asked her to send for Sheriff Borthwick. The latter called Dr. Reese who administered the proper antidotes which had the desired effect, although friends were compelled to work over her for some time before she fully recovered.
   It seems that Miss Pool married a man by the name of Griffin, some years ago, but after living together for some time they separated. Last Friday night while Miss Pool or Mrs. Griffin was absent from the rooms, Pratt packed up his goods and took the 10 P. M. train south on the D. L. & W. road and has not been seen since. The woman claims that her abandonment by Pratt was what caused her to attempt to take her life.

Decoration Day Parade, Malone, N.Y. 1896
Decoration Day.
   The following is the programme in full to be observed on Decoration Day in this village:
   Formation 8:45 A. M.
   Band at the foot of Clayton Ave. on Main St.
   45th Separate Company, Capt. B. K. Miller commanding, on Main St., right resting on Clayton Ave.
   Carriages containing clergy, Common Council, speakers, and decorated wagon drawn by four horses, on West Court St.
   Post Grover, S. L. Palmer commanding, Main St., right on Court St.
   Veterans on their left.
   Sons of Veterans on their left.
   Woman's Relief Corps will assemble at monument.
   Column will move at 9 A. M. sharp, from right to left through Main to North Main, to Grant, to North Church, to Church. Arriving at soldiers' monument, 45th Separate Company will form on Church St. facing monument. Carriages in rear of 45th. Post Grover, veterans, and sons of veterans, will form on the southeast and north of and facing monument. Women's Relief Corps on plot around monument.
   At conclusion of exercises column will reform, move south to Port Watson St., to Tompkins, to cemetery, Women's Relief Corps using sidewalk with escort from Post Grover.
   On arrival at the gates of cemetery, the 45th Separate Company will halt, open ranks, and the column pass through and proceed to decoration of graves. Flowers to be placed on graves by detail from Post Grover.
   After column has passed, the 45th Separate Company will march to speaker's stand and form around the same and space reserved.
   At the conclusion of the decoration of graves the column will return to speaker's stand.
   At the close of exercises at the speaker's stand, the column will reform, with 45th Separate Company in rear of Sons of Veterans, and return to Main St., when parade will be dismissed.
   Music—by Band.
   Prayer—Rev. John Arthur.
   Address—C. H. Spaulding.
   Music—Glee Club.
   Prayer— Rev. J. L. Robertson.
   Music—Glee club.
   Address—H. H. Rockwell, Esq., of Elmira. N. Y.
   Music—Glee Club.
   Benediction—Rev. John J. McLoghlin.
   All citizens are cordially invited to assemble at cemetery at 10 A. M. to assist in the ceremonies of the day. Citizens residing on the line of march are requested to decorate.
   Marshall C.W. Wiles.
   Assistant Marshalls—Robert Bushby, Dr. A. J. White, E. M. Seacord, S. N. Holden, W. E. Phelps, Mark Brownell, John Miller, Joseph Bushby.

   The city fathers have purchased the Pennock road machine.
   The governor [Hill] has signed the bill enlarging the corporation of Homer.
   Emerald Hose Company's Fair is in full blast. Don't fail to attend to-night.
   Read what Brown & Maybury say about potato bugs in their new advertisement.
   The Homer Band will give an excursion to Oswego and Sodus Bay, on June 10th.
   Tempest Hose Company No. 3, of Homer, will give a dance and exhibition drill in Keator Opera House, May 28th.
   The subject of Rev. Mr. Mitchell’s discourse in the Universalist church, next Sunday evening, will be "Freethinkers."
   The Cortland Cart and Carriage Company shipped a car load of buggies to parties in Hoboken on Monday. They were dandies.
   Licenses have been granted to John Conway on Railway Ave., and Edward J. Riley, proprietor of the Commercial hotel on Church street.
   C. F. Wickwire will start his trotting mare, "Dot Wick," in the three-minute class at Waterville, next week, and T. H. Wickwire has entered "Greystone" in the 2:29 class. Both of these horses are lively steppers.
   Mrs. Lavinia Slater, who is said to have been living with one Geo. Roe, in Masonic Hall block, for some time past, was taken to the County Alms house, last Friday. Roe, who left town some days since, has not yet returned.
   A stock company is being formed in this place for the purpose of boring for oil, gas, salt or coal. We understand that nearly the required sum, $3,000, has already been subscribed. The company expect to commence operations between the Corset Company's buildings and the Tioughnioga river. The location may, however, be changed, although this spot is at present favored by a majority of those interested.
   Mr. George F. Randolph, general passenger agent of the E. C. & N. railroad, notifies us of a change in name of one of the stations on the Canastota Northern road. "South Bay" hereafter is the proper name of the station formerly known as Lakeside. The Canastota Northern road runs north from Canastota through Madison and Oneida counties.
   A few days since, Hon. L. J, Fitzgerald, of this village, purchased of Col. Geo. H. Houtz, of Etna, the standard bred fillies, Wilkie Wonder ( aged 5 years), and Daisy Wilkes Wonder (aged 4 years), by Cortland Wilkes, out of Jennie Wonder. We understand that the price paid for the two was $1500. They are said by good judges to be a remarkably fine pair, and can drive together in better than three minutes. It pays to take pains in breeding.

   CHENANGO—The main department of Chenango's Poor House at present contains 89 inmates and the Insane department 43.
   Eight thousand brook trout from the State hatchery were placed in the river at Cincinnatus, May 10th, and like number were placed in the river at Pitcher and South Otselic. Hascall R. Hakes, Pitcher's popular game constable, deserves credit for the good work of originating the scheme and bringing them from the hat«hery at Caledonia.
   MADISON.—Cazenovia has a fire bug.
   A new lodge of Odd Fellows has just been organized at DeRuyter, with a membership of 25.
   Dr. Bardeen, of Hamilton, has a "toothsome" display in the form of a case containing 3,000 teeth that he has extracted.
   Q. H. Martindale, proprietor of the Peterboro hotel, was brought home from the Utica asylum, Wednesday, incurably insane.
   TOMPKINS.—Paul Layton, the murdered Dryden man, left 80 heirs.
   The Cornell University Experimental Station bill passed both Houses. Governor Hill nominated Simeon Smith, of Ithaca, Commissioner of State weather bureau.
   Mrs. George Small, residing north of McLean, was terribly burned last week Wednesday forenoon, by her clothes catching fire while she was engaged in burning out worms' nests in an apple tree with a torch, and it is thought that she cannot recover. Either a part of the burning nest or oil from the torch dropped upon her and set fire to her clothes. She was alone at the time, but her cries brought to her aid her husband and the hired man, who tore from her person the little clothing remaining. Mrs. Small is a daughter of James Burton, of Dryden village.

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