Thursday, March 26, 2015


Cortland House hotel was located at corner of Main St. and Groton Ave. Removed 1970.
The Cortland Democrat, Friday, September 20, 1889.

Change of Proprietors.
   Mr. Delos Bauder, proprietor of the Cortland House, has sold the furniture and fixtures, and leased the house to Mr. Lyman P. Rogers, of Rochester, for five years and six months. Mr. Bauder bought the hotel in 1868 and has had charge of the same ever since. The failing health of Mrs. Bauder and a desire for a respite from the business alone has brought about the change. Mr. Bauder has made an excellent landlord and has been very successful in business and his many friends will miss his cordial welcome.
   Mr. Rogers, who succeeds him, is a son of David B. Rogers, a former well known resident of this county. Several years ago the family removed to Chenango County and the son was engaged in the grocery business in Norwich for several years. About ten or twelve years ago, he moved to Greene, where he conducted a hotel very successfully for five years, when he moved to Rochester where he has since resided.
   We have known Mr. Rogers personally, from his boyhood and we hazard nothing in saying that a more genial, whole souled, reliable man would be hard to find in any community. As a host, his reputation is first-class and friends of the hotel can rest assured that the excellent reputation of the house will not suffer during his proprietorship.

Horse Thief Captured.
   On Monday night, September 2d, a gray horse, buggy and harness were stolen from the stable of Rodolph Price in Virgil. Mr. Price suspected two or three different parties and coming to Cortland placed the matter in the hands of officers in this place who were not long in establishing the fact that the suspected parties were not guilty.
   Finally a warrant was issued for William H. Rennie, of Binghamton, who had been seen in the place about the time the property was missed. Constable Miller, armed with the warrant, started in search of Rennie. A week ago last Tuesday he arrived in Georgetown, Madison county, about noon, to find that the party he was looking for had left the place about four hours ahead of him. Rennie had been picking hops in the neighborhood and had given the name of St. Clair.
   Miller went to Waterville and from there to Utica, where he knew Rennie had friends, but the bird was not there, and all trace of him was lost. Before leaving Georgetown, Miller made arrangements with a young man by the name of Hare, son of the postmaster, to notify him if he heard anything as to Rennie's whereabouts. After losing trace of his man at Utica, Miller came home.
   On Thursday evening a postal card was received at the Sheriff's office here, from Hare, stating that St. Clair had written from Paris, Oneida county, to have his mail forwarded to that place. Officer Miller and Sheriff Borthwick started for Paris, on Friday morning, where they found their man with the rig, and both were brought back on Saturday and Rennie was lodged in jail.
   He was taken before Justice Bouton and the examination was adjourned until Monday. On that day he was again taken before the justice, and at his request the examination was further postponed until to-day. The justice fixed the bail at $1,000, and Rennie was returned to jail. The prisoner is a brother-in-law of Mr. Price, but does not live with his wife. Officer Miller is entitled to great credit for trapping the thief and bringing him to justice.

Kicked to Death.
   Last Sunday, Frank O'Beirne, aged 16 years and residing with his mother on the hill east of Homer, borrowed a horse and carriage of Thos. Lucy and took his sister, Mrs. Thos. Sullivan and her sister in law, Miss Kate Sullivan out riding. After driving to Cortland they started for Preble. From Preble they drove to Baltimore on the east side of the valley, and when near the residence of Collier Van Hoesen, O'Beirne leaned over the dash-board and attempted to adjust the breeching of the harness, when the colt let both heels fly striking him in the stomach and knocking him out of the buggy.
   Some men who stood nearby ran to their assistance and caught the horse, which had kicked himself free from the vehicle. The ladies got out of the wagon and went to where young O'Beirne lay apparently lifeless. A physician was hastily summoned who pronounced life extinct. He was carried into Mr. Van Hoesen's house and an examination showed that he was hit in the pit of the stomach and that death must have followed almost instantly.
   The sad news was conveyed to his mother at once, and Messrs. Mourin Bros., the undertakers of this place, went after the body and brought it to his home in Homer. Miss Sullivan was also bit in the face but was not seriously hurt. O'Beirne's funeral was held on Wednesday morning.

Cortland County Medical Society.
   The regular quarterly meeting of the Cortland County Medical Society was held at the Supervisors' rooms, Cortland, on Thursday, Sept. 12th. There was a very full attendance of the regular physicians of the county, including the following:— the president, Dr. J. Angel, Dr. H. T. Dana, Dr. F. D. Reese, Dr. W. J. Moore, Dr. C. E Bennett, Dr. H. S. Edson, Dr. H. O. Jewett and Dr. F. W. Higgins, of Cortland; Dr. C. Green and Dr. D. H. Stone, of Homer; Dr. M. L. Halbert, of Cincinnatus; Dr. H. D. Hunt, of Preble; Dr. L. Gibbons Smart, of Marathon, and Dr. Philip Neary, of Union Valley; also Dr. Bliss, of Tully, Dr. Green, of Kansas, Dr. Bradford, of Marathon, and Student H. G. Hughes, of Cortland.
   The "Treatment of Rheumatism" was presented by Dr. Hunt and very generally discussed. While salol, salicylic acid or some of its alkaline salts still remains the most popular remedy, there were not wanting advocates of veratum viride, acetanilide, or the expectant treatment.
   Dr. H. S. Edson read a paper on "Syphilis," giving its natural history in full.
The paper was discussed by Dr. Bradford, Dr. Smart and Dr. Stone.
   Dr. D. H. Stone read a paper entitled "The Pathogeny of Summer Diarrhoea." This was followed by a discussion on "The Treatment of the Epidemic Diarrhoea and Dysentery Among Children and Adults." The discussion was opened by Dr. H. T. Dana, followed by a careful paper by Dr. C. E. Bennett. In the very full discussion which followed it was brought out that the recent treatment by antiseptics internally was productive of perhaps the best results. The item of first importance is to see that the food given to infants is properly prepared. Dr. Dana fills small vials with milk and sets them in boiling water for fifteen minutes. Dr. Stone has treated a case by keeping one cow separate for the child's use and milking it dry each time the child is fed.
   Dr. Moore explained how the inhabitants of Central America treat the dysentery there as observed by Dr. Sornberger. A flannel bandage is worn around the abdomen during all the season to avoid a chill when the days are hot and the nights are cool. If an attack occurs they take glauber salts. Bismuth, rhubarb and opium were each recommended in appropriate cases.
   The meeting adjourned at 5 o'clock.
   F. W. HIGGINS, Sec'y.

The Great Inter-State Fair.
   The great Inter-State fair opened in Elmira on Monday last and continues until the 27th inst. The special attractions are as follows:
   Friday, Sept. 20.—Governor's day. Gov. Hill and staff officers of New York, and Gov. Beaver and staff officers of Pennsylvania will be present during the day.
   Saturday, Sept. 21.—Children's day. On this date every person connected with the public schools of New York or Pennsylvania, either as officer, teacher or pupil, will be admitted to the fair for 15 cents. Chariot races. Harry Parker's dog and cat circus. Prof. Hurlburt's equine and canine paradox, and many other attractions to amuse the children.
   Monday, Sept. 23—Opening day of the grand trotting and pacing meeting of the Maple Avenue Driving Park in connection with the Inter-State Fair. One ticket admits to both fair and races.
   Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 24, 25 and 28— Grand stake purse races of the Maple Avenue Driving Park. One ticket admits to both fair and races. Fireworks evening of Wednesday, Sept. 25th.
   Friday, Sept. 27—Grand monster parade of cattle, horses, swine, sheep, dogs, carriages, wagons, portable machinery, and all articles that can be transported on wheels, forming a line of march over three miles in length, a novelty never before introduced on any fair ground.
   The E. C. & N. road will run an excursion train in addition to regular trains every day until and including Thursday Sept. 28th, except Sunday Sept. 22nd. The special train leaves Cortland at 7:00 A. M., McLean 7:16, Freeville 7:18, Ithaca 7:51, arriving at Elmira at 9:55. Returning the special train will leave Elmira at 7:00 P. M. each evening except Sept. 25th, when the train will leave at 10 P. M. in order to give all a chance to see the magnificent display of fireworks. Tickets to Elmira and return $2.50.
   On Saturday Sept. 21, children's day. Tickets to Elmira and return including a ticket to the fair, will be sold for $1.50. Children under 12 years of age 90 cents.

   The reunion of the 76th Reg't. N. Y. S. Vols., will be held at Dryden, Oct. 2d.
   The citizens of Homer are endeavoring to prevail on the E. C. & N. Railway Company to run a branch of their road to Homer.
   Messrs. Welch & Tinker have leased the vacant store in the Van Bergen block, and will open the same next week with a large stock of ladies' shoes.
   The annual reunion of the 10th N. Y. Cavalry regiment will be held in this village, October 2d and 3d. A very full attendance of the survivors is expected.
   A pile of lumber fell on Geo. Cady's leg in Scott, a few days since, fracturing the same. Greeley Cady, of the same place, is suffering from an injury to his leg, and John Cady is nursing a broken leg, all in the same house.
   Mr. S. Underwood, of Freetown, met with a serious accident while on his way to a milk factory recently. The axletree of the wagon broke, and his leg was caught under the platform in such a way as to break it in two places. He got on his horse and rode home before sending for a physician.
   The Cortlands will play the Homer nine at the fairgrounds, Saturday afternoon, at 1 o'clock. The Homer team will be strengthened by the addition of a professional batter, while the Cortlands will play with their original nine. It will be a hotly contested game, and all lovers of the sport should witness it.
   Some boys entered C. F. Thompson's grocery store in the Grand Central block through a rear window, last Saturday night, and took what change there was in cash register, besides a quantity of cigarettes and other small articles. They were arrested and taken before Justice Bouton who discharged them after a reprimand.
   For some time past, boys have been hanging about the corner of the Cortland House in the evening, greatly to the annoyance of the proprietor and the public generally. Last Thursday night two of their number, while scuttling, broke one of the large glass windows. Mr. Bauder caused them to be arrested, and they have to pay $75, which is the price at which the glass is valued.
   The Cortland Cart and Carriage Company sold the twenty carriages they took to the Buffalo fair and booked orders for seventy more. Good goods always sell readily.
   The Cortland Fire Department had their annual parade and review last Saturday afternoon. The several companies made a very creditable appearance. [Village] President Palmer delivered a short address from the Court House steps.
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