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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, September 13, 1889.

A Card of Thanks.
   Having been relieved of the cares and duties of postmaster we desire to publicly thank the Democratic and Republican friends who have so kindly stood by us. We also especially thank those near-livers who, in unseemly haste, before the body of the outgoing, honored postmaster of over forty years standing was cold, had a petition unbeknown to us in circulation for our appointment as his successor. We thank the same parties, that within five weeks after the change of administration, originated a petition for our removal, which now makes us a free man.
  We had read never "to plow with heifers," but we cling to the idea that there would be a little honor among thieves. We thank our successor for the gentlemanly manner in which he removed the office [changed location—CC editor]. There is a limit to men's capabilities and attempting to do too much has often ruined greater men than now reside in Little York on September 7, 1889.

   Messrs. Taft & Gillett, of East Scott are repainting the buildings on the Nathan Salisbury estate.
   Mrs. M. L. Salisbury is in very poor health but under her present treatment seems to be improving.
   E. H. Perkins brought in the first brace of ducks from the lake and the first brace of squirrels from the mountains of the season.
   Mrs. W. W. Salisbury who has been under the dietary treatment of Dr. Jas. Salisbury for the past two years is gaining, but very slowly.
   Miss Flora Clark, who for the past fifteen years has been confined to her room, has so far recovered as to walk out on the stoop and even once to the road gate.
   Arthur Foster is the news boy for this place and serves the "Telegram" each Saturday night. The other day he put in a letter making a remittance without any directions on it. He thought of the omission in time to rectify it.
   Dr. Heffron and wife of Syracuse, and the balance of the Gruber family, left the Raymond House for home last Saturday. This closes the season for boarding but any transient parties can get accommodations for hunting, fishing or war, all the same.
   Charles Wilbur of Preble West Hill drove to below Whitney's Point last Wednesday to visit some friends. He turned his horse to grass and the next morning it was not to be found. From indications he concluded it had started for home. He took the cars for home and taking its mate started back to intercept it. On Saturday he found it on the farm of Alanson Robinson about one mile southeast of Gridley Hollow.
   Charles Gillett with a couple of neighbors drove to Cortland last Thursday, where they purchased nearly a wagon box full of various articles. On his way home he stopped at the Bates shop in Homer to get some horse-shoeing done, leaving his wagon on the side of the street and as near the door as he could get for other vehicles in waiting. He was informed by said neighbors that a man was washing his wagon with a hydrant hose, inside more than out. He immediately removed the wagon, the man following with the hose until it was out of reach. He has invited the gentleman to appear before [Justice] Esquire Pratt and show if he has a patent on this way of washing farmer's wagons and how much he charges for the same.
   ULI SLICK [correspondent’s pen name]

The Hotel at Little York,
is offered for sale, or will exchange same for property in Cortland. Enquire at No. 10 Monroe Heights, Cortland. (l6m3)

The Cortland Chair and Cabinet Company.
   The above is the title of a new company recently formed in this place and the articles of incorporation were filed in the Secretary of State's office last Friday. The incorporators are Lewis S. Hayes, F. W. Kingsbury and Jas. H. Turner of this place, and the capital stock is $80,000. The new company will carry on the business of manufacturing chairs, cabinets, furniture, novelties and toys, and will use the shops heretofore occupied by the Hayes Chair Company.
   The new enterprise is in fact, the successor of the old Hayes Company. They will add new buildings to their already extensive plant and expect to employ more help and turn out a much larger amount of work than heretofore.
   Under the old charter the company were confined to the manufacture of chairs, but the new company will build almost anything in the furniture line that can be made of wood. This feature will allow them to extend their business to an almost unlimited extent and as the originators are pushing business men we predict that they will meet with success from the start. Several of our most prominent business men and capitalists have already taken stock in the company and the business will be pushed.

Court Proceedings.
Criminal Calendar.
   The People vs. Henry Foster, indicted for burglary in the second degree in breaking into the house of Mrs. Blodgett in Blodgett's Mills, in the night. Plead guilty and was sentenced to five years in Auburn prison.
   The People vs. Oscar Ingoldsby. Indictment dismissed.
   The People vs. Frank Carley. Defendant was indicted for keeping a house of ill fame in Homer. Tried, and defendant convicted. Sentenced to eight months in the Onondaga Penitentiary. Lemuel Kent, a witness who had been subpoenaed, did not appear and he was arrested on a bench warrant and fined $25 or the same number of days in jail. He took the days.

Reunion of 157th Regiment.
   The reunion of the 157th Regiment N. Y. S. Vol. will be held at Canastota on Thursday, September 19, 1889. The train will leave the E. C. & N. depot in this place at 8 A. M., arriving in Canastota at 10:30. Returning train will leave Canastota at 5:25 P. M., arriving at Cortland at 8:00 P. M.  Excursion rates.

   The "Cuban Giants," a colored nine from New Jersey, will play the Cortlands Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 24th.
   Secure your seats at once for "Zozo, the Magic Queen," who opens the season at the Opera House Friday evening.
   Mr. John Maher has the contract for laying the brick on the Cortland Wagon Company’s new building. It will require 750,000 brick.
   The Owego club will play the Cortlands at the fair grounds Saturday afternoon. Game called at 3:30. Look out for a rattling game.
   "Zozo" is a clean spectacular piece, and while being extremely attractive and beautiful it is free from approach to vulgarity or coarseness.
   Mr. Alvin Gay has again taken possession of his hotel in Little York, and will give a dance at Willowdale, this Friday evening. Daniels furnishes the music.
   At a meeting of the directors of the First National Bank of Cortland held at their bank parlors, Tuesday, Sept. 10th, a semi-annual dividend was declared of 5 percent free of tax, payable on and after Sept. 14th, 1889.
   Mr. D. F. Dunsmoor has purchased the meat market formerly conducted by R. L. Miller in the Cortland House block, and took possession of the same this morning. Mr. Dunsmoor has conducted a like business in this town for many years, and his reputation for keeping a first class meat market is well known to the citizens of this [place] as being of the best. The market will be supplied with the best of everything that can be obtained, and in the new proprietor’s hands will certainly meet with a liberal share of patrons.
Cortland Wheelmen Win.
   At the annual tournament of the Binghamton bicyclists, held in that city on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Cortland boys walked off with some of the prizes. In the one mile novice race, E. S. Dalton, of this place, won the gold medal in 3:17 and 3:32. In the one mile safety novice race Frank C. Melvin won second prize, a silver medal. In the one-half mile dash for boys under 16 years of age, Tom Norris, of this village, won the first prize, a silver medal. In the one mile bicycle team race Cortland took third prize, consisting of a piece of bronze statuary. W. D. Cloyes, of this village, was one of the judges, and R. C. Duell acted as one of the time keepers.

Cortland County Fairgrounds, 1894 map.
   The Cortland County Agricultural Society will have a live stock show on their grounds October 9 and 10, 1889. The following purses will be offered:
Wednesday, October 9.
Running Race, purse $100.
Named Race, purse $60.
2:29 Class, purse $200.
Thursday, October 10.
Ladies Harnessing and Driving, purse $20.
2:40 Class, purse $150.
Free For All, purse $200.
   All races to be mile heats, best three in five to harness, and will be conducted under the rules and regulations of the National Trotting Association, of which this track is a member.
   A horse distancing the field or any portion of it will be awarded but one premium. The right to postpone on account of bad weather is reserved. Horses will be called at 1 P. M., and started at 1:30 promptly. Pools sold. Hay and straw free. Five to enter; four to start. All purses divided 50, 25, 15 and 10 per cent. Entries close October 7th, 1889, at 11 o'clock.

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