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Charles W. Sanders mausoleum, Cortland Rural Cemetery.
Elocution poses, School Speaker, Charles Walton Sanders, 1857.

The Cortland Democrat, Friday, July 12, 1889.

Death of Charles W. Sanders.

   Charles W. Sanders, author of the well known series of school books bearing his name, died at his home in New York city, July 5th, 1889, at the age of nearly 85 years. He was born in Newport, Herkimer county, March 24th, 1805, and moved with his parents to Homer, N. Y. in 1814. Two years later he commenced teaching school [at age 11?—CC editor], which occupation he followed mainly for about seventeen years, when he began the work which resulted in the publication of his system of readers and spellers. Although the series was vastly superior to any then in use, it was some time before they were adopted in all the schools of the State.
   The writer remembers very well the first time he ever saw the subject of this sketch. It was away back in the forties and Mr. Sanders called at the district school where the writer was learning his letters, and explained his system. They were soon after adopted and in a very short time became the standard, successfully withstanding the efforts of all subsequent publications to dislodge them. The books have been published in nearly every part of the globe, and Mr. Sanders, in his later years, is said to have received a very large annual income from their sale.
   Mr. Sanders was a pleasant speaker and a very graceful writer. He possessed a very cheerful and sunny disposition, and, in consequence, made many warm friends who were sincerely attached to him. In 1842 he married Miss Elizabeth Barker, of New York, who, with two sons, Rev. Henry M. Sanders and Dr. Charles W. Sanders, survive him. He has two brothers yet living, Joshua C. Sanders, a lawyer of New York, and Martin Sanders, of this place. The latter is 88 years of age, and still quite hale and hearty.
   The funeral services were held In the Baptist church in this place, on Tuesday last at 11 A. M., Dr. Thos. H. Armitage, of New York, preaching the sermon from Mark iv :29. The remains were deposited in the family vault in Cortland Rural cemetery. Rev. Henry M. Sanders is now in Europe.

Family Reunion.
   At a reunion and picnic of the Jesse Bosworth family and relatives, held at the home of Romanzo Bosworth on the Fitzgerald farm at East River, July 4, 1889, the following persons were present:—Orin Radway and wife, J. F. Bosworth and wife, Judson Bosworth, wife and two children; Romanzo Bosworth and wife, H. J. Bosworth and wife, Mrs. Clarissa Kenney, Mrs. Mina Dalzell and daughter, of Iowa; John H. Buell, A. G. Bosworth and wife, Charles J. Bosworth, wife and two children; H. D. Call, wife and daughter; H. A. Bosworth and wife, Joel Call, Jesse Bosworth, M. L. Kenny, wife and son; Edward Perry and wife, Mrs. Freeman Schermerhorn and two children, Mrs. Nora Stevens and daughter, Miss Alice E. Graham; and many were unable to attend on account of sickness.
   The day was delightful and while the young people were playing ball and pitching quoits the older ones were at the house visiting the ladies and telling fish stories. A bountiful repast was provided at 1 o'clock P. M,, and when the time came for leave-taking, all felt well repaid for their trouble and left, hoping to meet a larger number next year.
   COM. [pen name]

Johnstown Suffers Again—Great Damage Done at Other Places.
   JOHNSTOWN, Pa., July 3.—The heavy rains of yesterday and last night flooded out five families in Cambria City. The water came pouring down the mountain and filled the first floors of the houses, destroying all the furniture that had been saved from the big flood. There is great alarm among the people over the condition of the Conemaugh river. The water rose five feet this morning and carried away the foot bridge. There was danger of the temporary bridge erected by the Baltimore & Ohio railroad going out. Six Pennsylvania freight cars were run on the bridge to save it. At 10 o'clock the abutments began to sink. The temporary bridge at the lower end of the Gautier offices is almost a wreck. Orders were given at Gen. Hastings' headquarters at 10 o'clock to get everything in shape for quick removal, as it is feared that the tents will be washed away. The portable bridges over the Stony creek were saved after very hard work by the engineers. At 11 o'clock it was thought that all danger had passed, when a fresh storm broke over the valley. The rain is coming down in torrents and people fear that the Conemaugh will yet sweep over its banks and flood the town.
   TITUSVILLE, Pa., July 3.—A terrific thunder storm passed over this city last evening. It was followed by two cloud bursts that caused a furious overflow of Church Run, which traverses and winds through the city. From an insignificant stream the Run turned into a furious torrent in a few minutes, coursing through the streets, filling the cellars and rising in some cases to the first stories of houses. During the excitement several fire alarms were turned in, and the utmost confusion reigned. Fully three miles of streets were flooded, and there were two feet of water on the sidewalks. The families along the line became frantic, and a number of rafts were built, on which women and children were taken to places of safety. The damage to residents in the city is estimated at $150,000. The force of the water ripped up hundreds of feel of sewer. The roads in the surrounding country are badly washed out.
   BATAVIA, N. Y., July 3.—Rain began falling here yesterday afternoon, and from that time until 5 o'clock continued as severe a storm as has been seen in this vicinity for years. The German church, the convent building and many others were struck by lightning, and a number of persons received severe shocks, some quite severe. Johnsonburg and Varysburg, south of here, were visited by a rain storm of great violence about the same time, which did considerable damage to property and stock. Tonawanda creek rose rapidly and carried away bridges and flooded the low farming lands along its banks.
   ATTICA, N. Y., July 3.—The small towns of Johnsonburg and Varysburg, eight miles south of here, were visited by the worst storm of the season yesterday afternoon, doing a great amount of damage, the extent of which cannot be yet ascertained. The raising of the Tonawanda creek washed away a temporary bridge and piled it into the river two miles south of here.
   ALTOONA, Pa., July 2.—The reports in circulation about the storm here were greatly exaggerated. The heavy rain has cause no damage to any extent, and trains east and west are running. No fears are entertained about the Kittananing reservoir.

The Salt Trust Re-Formed.
   Negotiations for the combination of all the salt works in the country into one corporation or trust are nearly completed and the New York Tribune states that this trust is soon to be incorporated under the laws of the State of New York. When organized, it proposes to stop operations at some salt works, to control the production in this country and to fix prices to suit itself. The Federal tariff taxes are relied on to shut out salt from other countries and consumers will be compelled to buy of the trust at its own prices. The [Albany] Argus shows that, while the farmers of this State must buy of the trust, or pay a big tax on the salt they may secure from abroad, the Republican party has taken care of the big pork and beef-packers of Cincinnati and Chicago, who contribute to Republican corruption funds. Here is the tax law of the United States concerning salt:
   Salt in bags, sacks, barrels or other packages twelve cents per one hundred pounds; in bulk eight cents per one hundred pounds; provided that exporters of meats, whether packed or smoked, which have been cured in the United States with imported salt, shall, upon satisfactory proof, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe, that such meats have been cured with imported salt, have refunded to them from the Treasury the duties paid on the salt so used in curing such imported meats in amounts not less than one hundred dollars.
   The farmer in New York State, says the Argus, "will observe how this tax scheme in the matter of salt, for example, works. First he is compelled to buy salt at home under penalty of paying eight or twelve cents tax a hundred pounds if he buys elsewhere. Then the salt manufacturers, having been given by this tax law exclusive control of 'the home market,' form a combine and charge the farmer whatever prices they choose. But the Western pork-packers who subscribe to Republican funds, object to this kind of a law. They think it may be good enough for the farmers of New York State, but it will not do for them.
   The Republican party accordingly fixes the law so that the big pork-packers need not buy of the trust at all, but may buy salt abroad, and the taxes they pay at the custom house upon it are ''refunded to them from the treasury." Those who make money out of the scheme are the salt trust and the pork-packers of the West. Those who pay the taxes or who pay big prices to keep this scheme going are the dairy farmers of the State of New York."

A Variety Company.
   Mr. Ed. Robbins, formerly one of the managers of the Cortland Opera House, has leased the place for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings next, when he will present an excellent variety entertainment. All the new jokes, songs, music, dancing, etc., will be produced. The company are playing the entire week in Syracuse to crowded houses, and are giving the very best of satisfaction. Change of programme every night. Prices of admission 25, 35 and 50 cents. Tickets on sale at Hollenbeck's Saturday morning.



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