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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, June 21, 1889.

From the Flood Sufferers.

CORTLAND, N. Y., June 15, 1889.
   MR. EDITOR: I am in receipt of the following telegram, which partially explains itself:
RALSTON, Pa., June 12, 1889.
   To MRS. B. T. WRIGHT:—Please extend our thanks to contributors for the people of Ralston. Goods are here at depot. Will be attended to immediately.
   The goods referred to are contributions sent by citizens of Cortland to sufferers from the recent great flood at Ralston. Two large boxes of clothing were contributed and sent. I regret I did not retain a list of the donors that I might send acknowledgements to each, personally, but, as I did not, I beg to be allowed the use of your columns to comply with the above request. Letters received, too long for publication, express the deepest gratitude for the relief thus timely sent. This expression of thankfulness should, and does, also include the National Express Co., for forwarding the supplies and the Western Union Telegraph Co., for transmitting the above message, in both instances free of charge. In addition to the above, Messrs. Warren A. Tanner [Bros.] sent one box of clothing. Yours, etc.,

The Johnstown Fund.
   Subscriptions are still coming in for the Johnstown fund. The following have been added to the list of names published last week:
   Robert Purvis, $20; G. Bligh, 2; Ida Wonnacott, .25; Fannie Miller, .25; I. Smith, .50; Excelsior Top Co. and employees, 35.50; H. B. Hubbard 2, Tanner Brothers, 5; G. Zaccagnini, .50; Bernard Dowd, 5; John Sears, 1; J. Hodgson, 1; E. Dodge, 3; William Dunlap, 1; William Kennedy, 1; Lillie M. Wiles, 1; J. D. Freer, 1; W. E. Martin, 1; A. J. Lyman 1; A. C. Upson, 1; Homer Wagon Co. and employees, 28.55; Wickwire Brothers and employees, 74.75; Cortland Omnibus and Cab Co. and employees, 21,50; E. R. Hall, 1; J. B. White, 1; Mrs. A. B. Corwin, 1; Isabella Atkinson, 1; S. H. Webster, 1; J. D. Schermerhorn, 2; Burgess & Bingham, 2; Edgcomb & Ballard, 2; H. F. Benton, 5; D. D. Lewis, 1; Frank Phelps, 1; S. W. Sherwood, 1; F. O. Howard, .50; P. H. & F. D. Dowd, 2; Morgan & Gale, 2; L. J. Richardson, 2; Adolph Frost, Jr., 1; W. B. Stoppard, 1; Mager & Stoker, 40; Mrs. Chauncey Keator, 10; Williams & Lane, 30; Miss Nellie J. Pearne, 3; Cobb & Perkins, 5; B. B. Jones, 10; E. Keator, 10; H. T. Bushnell, 2; C. E. Van Brockin, 2; Dr. H. T. Danna, 2; P. Meulendyke, 1; J. W. Petrie 1; Employees of Hitchcock Mfg. Co., 302.50.

Some Water in This County.
   The severe rain storm of last Sunday night caused considerable damage in different parts of the county. In that part of the town of Harford known as Daisy Hollow, the highway, fences and crops were completely washed away, George Culver, Bishop Clark and Mr. Lobdell being the greatest sufferers. Two bridges between Harford and Harford Mills were carried off and the citizens had to work hard to save the large bridge at the latter place. All the streams in that section were over banks in many places, and more or less damage was done to crops. The mill dam known as Rice's dam about three miles north west of Homer was carried off the same night.

   Horses at your own price at the Great Sale June 29th.
   Charles B. Rumsey, of Homer, has secured letters patent for a positive shuttle motion for looms.
   The pay roll at the Hitchcock Manufacturing Company amounted to about $20,000 last month.
   The game of ball announced to be played between the Normals and the Cazenovia Seminary club last Saturday, was postponed on account of the rain.
   James Warden will give a social party at his hotel in Solon on Wednesday evening, June 26th. Butterfield's orchestra will furnish the music, and the bill is only $1.25.
   T. H. Spaulding and Co. are going to give away horse June 29 if they cannot sell them. They have large shipments on the road and this lot must and will be closed out regardless of cost.
   Last week Tuesday evening, fifteen young men in Cuyler secured two handcars and ran down the track a short distance to visit a gypsy camp. Coming home they engaged in a race and the last car ran into the first car, throwing the occupants out. Reuben Holmes, son of Luther Holmes, had a leg fractured in two places. Frank Keeler was also quite severely injured, and others were considerably bruised.
   Mr. S. W. Sherwood has purchased the interest of his brother, Mr. J. D. Sherwood, in the grocery and crockery business heretofore carried on under the firm Sherwood Bros., and will hereafter conduct the business alone. We understand that he intends to close out the grocery department, and the goods will be disposed of at very low prices. Read his new advertisement on our fourth page.
   Wickwire Bros.' bay mare, "Dotwick," won second money in the three minute class at Elmira last Friday, and was shipped for home on the E. C. & N. road, Saturday. When the car was opened Sunday morning she was found to be in bad condition, having been taken sick on the road. She was taken to Dr. F. O. Hyatt's barn near the depot, and veterinary Baker was called. Later Prof. Law, of Cornell University arrived in response to a telegram and everything was done for the valuable animal that medical science could do. She is somewhat improved, and it is thought will entirely recover, in time. We understand that her owners had been offered $5,000 for her. She is very fast, and has proven to be a reliable and steady trotter.
James Dougherty
   Last Tuesday afternoon Mr. Wm. P. Randall, of this village, drove to the fairgrounds to witness the races. The races were not concluded until a little past 7 o'clock P. M. At about 5 o'clock a well known young lawyer of this place volunteered to take charge of Mr. Randall's horse, while he took a seat in the grand stand, thus enabling him to obtain a better view of the horses as they flew around the track. This was very kind and the offer was cheerfully accepted. Soon after the races were over Mr. Randall went to the place where he left the lawyer and his horse, but neither could be found. After looking the grounds over as well as he could, he concluded that the disciple of Blackstone was trying to play a practical joke on him and had driven home, and so he rode to town on the horse car. When he arrived at his domicile he proceeded to the stable and found it empty. Mr. Randall has more confidence in lawyers than the average man, and when bedtime came, he retired and was soon soundly sleeping. At about 11 o'clock something reminded the lawyer that he had hitched the horse in a sort of out of the way place on the ground and that it was barely possible the owner had not found it. As he had no desire to be arrested for horse stealing, he went to Mr. Randall's barn and made a careful survey of the premises. The cage [stall] was empty and fortunately for him the night police didn’t happen to be in that vicinity. He at once aroused another gentleman of the legal persuasion and hiring a livery rig, the two started for the fair grounds, where they found the horse, after [colliding] with the wagon, just where he had tethered it. The rig was returned to the owner in the morning, not much the worse for its outing. It will be some time before Mr. Randall will trust his horse to a lawyer again, and it will be longer still when Jim [probably James Dougherty—CC editor] hears the last of his midnight ride to the fair grounds.
   The E. C. & N. will commence running a Sunday excursion train over their road next Sunday. The train leaves this station for Sylvan Beach at 9 o'clock A. M.
   At a little past 11 o'clock, last Tuesday evening, fire box 334, corner of Church and Railroad streets, was pulled. Fire had been discovered in a quantity of clothing hanging up in Emerald Hose building, which was extinguished with a few pails of water. It is not known how the fire originated. On Wednesday evening about the same hour, box No. 413 was pulled and the department went in search of the cause. It could not be found.

Medical Society Meeting.
   The eighty-first annual meeting of the Cortland County Medical Society was held at the Supervisors' Rooms on Thursday, June 13. The members present were Drs. Bradford and Green from Homer; Drs. Angel, Moore, Dana, Jewett, Reese, White and Higgins from Cortland; Dr. McBirney from Willett, and Dr. Smart from Marathon. The treasurer reported $16.56 on hand. The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year:
   President—Dr. J. Angel.
   Vice President—Dr. F. D. Reese.
   Secretary and Treasurer—Dr. F. W. Higgins.
   Librarian—Dr. F. H. Green.
   Censors—Drs. Hendrick, Angel, Clark and Moore.
   Delegates to American Medical Association held at Newport, June 25-28—Drs. White, Dana and McBirney.
   Delegates to Central N. Y. Medical Association held at Syracuse and Rochester—Drs. Moore and Bradford.
   Delegates to adjoining County Societies—Chenango, Dr. M. L. Halbert; Onondaga, Dr. H. O. Jewett; Tompkins, Dr. Wm. Fitch; Broome, Dr. L. G. Smart; Tioga, Dr. J. D. Tripp.
   It was voted to hold regular quarterly meetings of the society, the next to occur on the second Thursday in September.
   The retiring president, Dr. Geo. D. Bradford, read the address. The work of the society during the past year was referred to, and the members urged to hold up the standard of regular medicine. It was stated that four meetings had been held during the past year, with an average attendance of fifteen members. Six new members had been added to the society. Fifteen papers had been read. The future looks bright for our old and respected society.
   A paper on Antifebrin was read by Dr. L. Gibbons Smart. It was discussed by Drs. White, Higgins and Hendrick. It is preferred to Antipyrin. Dr. H. C. Hendrick gave a timely talk on the topic "Necessary Protection against Cold in this Climate." It was freely discussed by several members. Dr. F. W. Higgins gave a practical demonstration of Esmark's Triangular Bandage as used in emergencies and military surgery.
   F. W. HIGGINS, Sec'y.

   A. B. Raymond has more than doubled the capacity of his boarding house by building a two-story addition on the east end, larger than the original upright part of his house. This will be used as a dining room, with fine commodious sleeping rooms. The dining hall can he used for dancing patties when desired. It will be completed by the 4th of July.
   The milk depot is now shipping over eighty cans per day. There are five farmers along the old plank road who are repairing their barns; putting them in good condition for winter dairying! Many nearby hill farms will bring their milk next year. To successfully do this they will put up ice houses this winter.
   Mrs. L. M. Salisbury has been reshingling and otherwise repairing her tenant house and barns. She is one of our energetic farmers and keeps things up in good shape.
   We learn that a movement is about to be made to call out a jury to re-lay out a road from near John Gillett's to the L. M. Salisbury place. This would save the heavy hill at each end and the almost impassable snow drifts in the winter. This would not inconvenience the two farm houses very much as they could use as a private road the present one, and twenty-five or more teams each day would be greatly benefitted. Let the jury be summoned outside of the town of Scott and the matter thoroughly examined.
   The personal property of the late Charles Wheeler will be sold at auction Friday, June 21. George I. Crane is the auctioneer.
   The commissioners have made arrangements to widen the bridge across the race way. It was a much needed improvement.
   We are disgusted with bee-keeping. Our neighbors' swarms robbed out the last two hives we had this spring. We will sell seven full equipped double walled pine hives at half price. Enquire at the post office, Little York.
   W. W. Salisbury is engaged by A. B. Raymond to assist in caring for the milk at the depot.
   George Warn is engaged re-vamping the interior of the M. E. Church at Preble.
   The I. O. of G. T. of the west road having moved to this place, have been accorded the county banner for the greatest increase in membership. It will be presented this Thursday evening with appropriate ceremonies, by delegations from Cortland and Homer.
   ULI SLICK. [pen name]

   Mr. W. H. Hall has moved in the Baptist parsonage.
   Mr. Frank D. Freer has traded his hotel for a poultry farm west of Homer.
   Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Price was at Center Lisle Tuesday, to attend the funeral of Mr. Leet, father of Mrs. Price.
   Married at the home of the bride on Tuesday evening, June 18th, Mr. Dorr Elster and Miss Gertie Stillman. No cards.

   CHENANGO. —The O. & W. builds fifty new freight cars at Norwich this summer.
   Norwich correspondence [of] Binghamton Republican:  "There is a rumor which seems to have the coloring of truth that a proposition has been made to the N. Y. O. & W. railway company to stop the litigation relative to reopening and operating the Cortland and Auburn branch and to consider the advantages that would result as a feeder to the main lines. It is said that they are investigating the matter and it is hoped that a favorable conclusion will be reached and that the branch will be opened and operated. It is certainly through a rich farming country and would furnish a large amount of freight."
   TOMPKINS.—Cornell University has now twelve Japanese students.
   It is quite probable that Ithaca will soon have a city hospital.
   Dryden village is making an effort to raise money for building a pagoda upon the village green.
   An Enfield farmer has a turkey gobbler that is achieving fame by trying to hatch twenty-four hens' eggs.
   It is stated that a vaccine farm is soon to be established by Prof. Law in connection with Cornell University.
   A nail factory will undoubtedly be established in Groton. A machine will be put in operation this week.
   Dr. Martin Besemer has been chosen President of the Ithaca Rifle Club. The range is in the Six Mile creek ravine.
   A black snake measuring five and a half feet was killed last Monday by Elmer Brock at West Danby, on the farm of Harrison Snyder.

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