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Maybury Family Photo (Civil War veteran John R. Maybury, front left.)

The Cortland Democrat, Friday, November 8, 1889.

Maybury Family Reunion.
   The members of this family enjoyed a very pleasant reunion at the old homestead in Solon, N. Y., on Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 1889, it being the first time in 33 years since all had been together.
   All the living children of Josiah J. and Dorcas (Blake) Maybury were present, as follows:
   Mrs. Nancy (Maybury) Pierce, aged 65, Marathon, N. Y.; John R. Maybury, aged 61, Solon, N. Y., who resides on the old homestead; Chas. G. Maybury, aged 59, Winona, Minn.; Jerome B. Maybury, aged 58, Solon, N. Y.; Mrs. Charlotte (Maybury) Lewis, aged 56, Arcadia, Wis.; Randolph R. Maybury, aged 55, Marathon, N. Y.; Lucien Maybury, aged 52, Solon, N. Y.; Eugene B. Maybury, aged 49, Solon, N. Y.; Frank I. Maybury, aged 44, Grand Rapids, Mich.
   All were accompanied by their wives or husbands, excepting Mrs. Lewis, and some by their children and grandchildren, the number present being exactly fifty. The living descendants of this family number seventy-seven.
   If all the members of this family were now living, they would number one hundred and six.
   An elegant dinner was served and greatly enjoyed by all present.
   A considerable number of the descendants of the late Deacon Samuel Maybury's family were also present.
   "When shall we all meet again?"

Gen. S. C. Armstrong
Gen. Armstrong in Cortland.
   A treat is in store for all who attend the entertainment in the Congregational church next week Friday evening, at 8 o'clock, when Gen. S. C. Armstrong and a company of Indian and negro students will present the claims [sic] of Hampton Institute. A quartette of negroes will sing the old slave songs of the South, and remarks will be made by the General, the students and others. No admission will be charged, and the public generally are cordially invited to attend.

   Have you seen the live coon at Briggs & Peck's store window?
   H. T. Hollister has the contract for putting on the tin roof on the Cortland Wagon Company's building.
   The H. Martin's creamery, at Freetown Corners, have sold all their October make of butter to E. M. Hulbert of this village.
   The Baptists and Methodists have a union service in the Baptist church, next Sunday evening. Rev. Dr. Cordo will preach.
   Ex-Gov. John P. St. John, delivered a very interesting address in Taylor Hall last Saturday evening, on "Labor and the Tariff."
   The Congregational and Presbyterian churches hold union services in the first named church, next Sunday evening. Rev. E. Taylor will preach.
   Mr. C. C. Spencer, had the end of his thumb on his left hand cut off while at work on a lathe in the E. C. & N. car shops last Friday afternoon.
   Last Friday night the large barn of John H. Gillett, at Cold Brook, in the town of Scott, caught fire from a steam thresher and was burned to the ground.
   Bob Burdette, the great humorist, will deliver his great lecture on "The Rise and Fall of the Moustache," in Cortland Opera House, Saturday evening, Nov. 9th. Be sure and hear him.
   Brown & Maybury have just issued handsome cards containing a list of the fire alarm boxes in Cortland, with full information as to signals. They are very handy to have in the house. Call and get one.
   R. W. Griswold, who occupies a room in the Hotel Borthwick, advertises to clean watches at greatly reduced rates owing to the fact that he pays no rent and has fuel, light and board furnished by the county free. He does not undertake to deliver goods after repairs are made. [Mr. Griswold was held in the county jail by Sheriff Borthwick for the murder of Dennis O'Shea at Preble—CC editor.]
   On Friday evening of this week, the young ladies of Mrs. Miner's class in the Congregational Sunday school will give an apron and neck-tie sociable at the house of Miss Olive Parker, corner of Lincoln avenue and Woodruff street. Ladies are requested to bring an apron with a neck-tie to match. An oyster supper will be served. Everybody is cordially invited.
   If the postmasters throughout the country should enforce the law in regard to the deliverance of letters to parties through the post-office, girls under 18 and boys under 21 years of age could not get a letter from the post-office unless by order of the parents or guardians. Here is the law as it reads: "All letters addressed to girls under 18 years of age, or boys under 21 years of age will be placed in care of their parents, or guardians."
   Mr. and Mrs. Howard Maricle's little baby girl was two weeks old yesterday, and weighed just two pounds. Although the child lost four ounces in weight during the first week of her life, she now seems to be holding her own remarkably well, and is fully entitled to the name Maricle. Drs. Hendrick and Higgins, the attending physicians, are watching the case with considerable interest, as it is the only one under similar circumstances that they can call to mind where the child lived. The baby's grandmother, Mrs. F. W. Perrott, who is acting in the capacity of nurse, informed us that when the child was eleven days old she had received one hundred and twenty-five calls from different persons who were anxious to see that "wee little speck," as it lay in its bed of cotton batting. —McGrawville Sentinel.

A Fool and His Money.
   READING, Pa., Nov. 1.—L. B. Ritter, proprietor of a livery stable at South Bethlehem, who has a wife and several children, recently became acquainted with Mrs. Annie Batz of Allentown, a married woman who has a husband in business and several children. They agreed to elope and Wednesday was the time set for their flight. Ritter sold out a portion of his stock, realizing $1,750, and with this he and the woman came to Reading intending to start for Chicago. The woman had $200 of her husband's savings, and with their combined capital Ritter thought they would be able to start in business in some western city. He was completely infatuated with Mrs. Batz, who is lively and good looking.
   Yesterday Mrs. Batz told Ritter that he might be robbed and suggested that he place half of his money in her charge. He counted out $800 and she placed it in her bosom. He then went out to a barber shop and had his mustache and burnsides shaved off so as to mislead the officers who would be on their track.
   He left the woman in a restaurant and when he returned she had disappeared. He then made up his mind that he had been duped and informed the police. The woman was arrested at Pottstown last night and brought to Reading. She laughed at Ritter's discomfiture and called him a fool.
   Ritter's brother and father-in-law also arrived and then there was a scene. Mrs. Ritter is prostrated. Ritter and the woman were locked up to answer charges of adultery, abandonment, etc.

For Sale Cheap.
   Horse suitable for general work, also good saddle horse. W. R. PENDLETON, Rowley Farm, extension Owego street.

To Rent.
   House No. 32 Lincoln Ave. Possession at once. Enquire of H. S. Hudson or Theodore Stevenson.

To Let or Lease for a Term of Years.
   That elegant new modern house, just finished, corner of Monroe Heights and Orchard street. H. J. MESSENGER.

   CHENANGO. —Horace Bradbury, of Guilford, died at the insane asylum in Preston on Thursday last. His remains were taken to his former home for interment.
   David H. Knapp. Esq., of Norwich village, has been granted a patent on a process to manufacture gas from crude petroleum. Early in the summer a small plant was constructed at Greene, and the experiments tried to test the qualities of the gas proved entirely satisfactory. Reed Campbell, of Norwich, is equally interested in the patent with Mr. Knapp. It is understood that a stock company is about organized and among the members will be some New York capitalists of wealth and influence.
   TOMPKINS.—Ithaca lumber dealers are laying in big stocks.
   Cornell University has a banjo and guitar club.
   Among the many kinds of organizations at Cornell is a Total Abstinence League.
   The Ithaca Democrat says that two cider mills at the Inlet are full of business.
   A new business block is being built in Slaterville, to be named the Gallagher block.
   The Dryden Glove and Mitten Company are so driven that a part of the night is utilized for work, and yet they cannot keep up with their orders.
   Theron Johnson, of Dryden, reports the largest crop of apples in this vicinity this year, his orchard yielding about four hundred bushels. Quite a valuable crop when apples are selling at a dollar a bushel.
   The Dryden Echo says: A six-year-old Jersey cow, sold by A. Baker, of West Dryden, to a party in Dansville, Pa. for $140, was shipped by express on Monday evening from Freeville, the purchaser paying charges.
   The Civil Engineering students have appointed a committee to raise money to defray the expense of a symbolic memorial window for Sage Chapel to record the heroic death of their classmate, Schribner Nevins, '90, who lost his life in the attempt to save a young lady from drowning.



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