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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, March 28, 1890.

Supervisor's Report.
   The Supervisor of the town of Cortlandville submits his annual report for the year 1889.
Rec'd of County Treasurer, $5,306.16
Rec'd from local fund, $117.87
Amount re-apportioned, $23.64
Total $5,447.67
Paid orders to the several districts, as per vouchers exhibited to Town Board $5,316.71
Leaving balance on hand of $130.96.
And due districts as follows:
Due District No. l, $93.46
                      2, $12.98
                      3, $3.18
                      4, $1.12
                      5, $1.25
                      6, over $3.72
                      7, $.97
                      8, $1.89
                      9, over $5.00
                   “ 10, $2.17
                   “ 11, $5.78
                   “ 12, $1.86
                   “ 13, $8.89
                   “ 14, over $.18
                   “ 15, $1.99
                   “ 16, $3.45
                   “ 17, $.51
                   “ 18, $.66
Balance on hand, as per last report, $224.51
Received of Collector, $23,703.72
Total, $23,928.23
Paid orders exhibited:
Town Board, $23,707.96
Balance on hand, $220.27
                                        SHEEP OR DOG FUND.
On hand last report, $182.27
Received of Collector, $71.00
Total, $253.27
Paid orders on same deposited with Town Board, $127.00
Leaving balance on hand, $126.27

   The bonded indebtedness of the town, as per railroad commissioner's report, is $236,200; there is now in the commissioner's hands some $3,000 to apply in past payment of said Bonds, this in checks $4,848 in the present tax. The town has also bonded for $4,000 to pay commissioner's indebtedness on bridges, which have been sold at 3 65-100 per cent interest and paid by depositing in bank for that purpose.
   Income from local fund is $ 117 87, being amount of interest on loans of $1,964.50.
   The amount of tax levy for the year 1889 is as follows:
For town expenses and bridge debt, $9,883.41
Interest on Railroad Bonds, $11,810.00
For sinking fund, $4,848.00
For county tax, $14,825.24
For state tax, $13,945.45
For School Commissioner's expenses, $118.81
For School Commissioner's expenses, $121.47
All of which is respectfully submitted.
DELOSS MCGRAW, Supervisor.
February 18, 1890.

To the Editor of the Cortland Democrat:
   DEAR SIR: Will you kindly correct an error in the report of the Commissioners of Highways of Cortlandville, as published, to which my attention has been called. The sum paid by said commissioners to the village of McGrawville for the use of the road scraper was $13.50 (as appears by the report on file in my office), instead of $73.50. Yours respectfully,
Cortlandville Town Clerk.
CORTLAND. N. Y. March 24, 1890.

   Robert Morehead has sold his heavy draft horse to George Hyde for $150.
   Business is almost at a standstill on account of the bad condition of the roads.
   Our school is closed for a two weeks' vacation prior to the opening of the spring term.
   W. C. Gifford, Master of the State Grange, has joined the Farmers' League in Chautauqua Co.
   The annual moving day, April 1st, is near at hand. We expect to again be strangers to our next door neighbor.
   A large number of our citizens have been subpoenaed to appear at Cortland in the Griswold murder trial this week.
   Robins and bluebirds were last week heralding the approach of spring, and on Sunday following their advent came the severest snow storm of the season.
   Elmer Thompson, Fred Sheerar, Miss Lulu Thayer and Miss Emma Bristol joined the Grange in this place last Saturday evening, and still there is more to follow.
   The social and dance party at Mr. Watkins', last Friday evening, despite the dark, muddy night, was fairly attended. Fifty-five were present. Cheeny and Franklin's string band furnished the music.
   John Bristol, who has been visiting relatives in Ohio the last two months, returned last Saturday. John says the farmers in Ohio were grumbling about hard times just the same as here, and the mud was a good deal deeper.

   Mrs. Fred Smith is very ill. Dr. Neary attends her.
   C. S. DeLong made a brief call upon friends in town Wednesday.
   Born, Tuesday, March 11th, to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Moore, a daughter.
   James Mitchell has hired the Scriven blacksmith shop recently vacated by Allen Pudney. He commenced swinging the hammer Wednesday.
   The partnership heretofore existing between A. K. and Miles Bennett, in the mercantile business, has been dissolved by mutual consent, Miles retiring. The business will be continued by A. K. Bennett.
   The patrons of DeLong's creamery held their annual meeting Friday evening. Mr. DeLong agrees to make the butter for $2.80 and cheese for $1.25 per 100 lbs. and furnish, providing the milk sells for 80 cts. per 100 lbs. If it sells for less, then he is to manufacture for less; if it sells for more than 80 cts., then he is to receive more for manufacturing. Willis DeLong and A. H. Jordan were elected salesmen for the ensuing year; L. Barker secretary, and A. H. Jordan Treasurer.
   E. D. Jencks, the Union Valley merchant, has made an assignment, the assignee being Henry Howes, of Cuyler. Only another instance of the workings of protection. Many, we are glad to note, are fast losing what little confidence they ever had in the G. O. P. They begin to see now how shallow and how devoid of truth were the grandiloquent mutterings of the Republican press and of their speakers during the last Presidential campaign. We predict that by the time 1892 arrives the scales will have been entirely removed from their eyes, and that they go to the polls in November of that year and help to give our candidate for President, Grover Cleveland, a rousing majority.

   Fred Morse, of this place, has accepted a position in the drug store of Sager & Jennings of Cortland.
   C. A. Jones' son came home on Friday and will probably stay with him a number of years. Charley has made him assistant postmaster and calls him John H. for short.
   Edwin C. Palmer has returned from Ilion and resumed work for the Bean & Anderson Wagon Co.
   On Saturday S. B. Gifford, Supt. of the W. U. Tel. Co. sent two of the employes [sic] of the company to this place and removed the instruments and all of the property of the company and closed the office. So we are now shut off from the outer world by telegraphic communication. We trust some arrangements will be made soon when the office will be reopened.

   A merciful man is merciful to his beast.
   Thanks to Ira Grant for a nice cake of maple sugar.
   Mr. and Mrs. Butts, of Homer, attended church here Sunday.
   Brother Bellnap's lecture proved a failure, as there was no audience.
   Mr. Fred Eaton visited his sister in Little York, Mrs. Daniel Bowdish, last week.
   Mrs. P. Gorwin and son attended the funeral of her mother in Solon, Tuesday.
   Miss Carrie Duncan, of McGrawville, commenced her school in the Baum district to-day and also Mr. Harvey Stone in the Harvey Tuttle district.
   Mr. Charles Withey, of East Freetown, has purchased a Crown drill of Byron Grant to help in farming and Mr. Grant has a buzz saw ready to do work to order.
   Items seem scarce now. Of course one could speak of the going but one who travels will find out to his own discomfiture without looking in the papers to see the condition of the roads.

   We learn that Mrs. Suckstosh has given birth to a boy.
   Mrs. Elbert Barber is to commence work for Frank Rice in Homer, about April 1st.
   Fred Alvord has commenced repairing his barn. He will work from the top downward.
   School commenced in the north village district last Monday, Miss Myra Stoker, teacher.
   People here will insist in making some maple sugar notwithstanding the bad weather.
   Everybody in this section is for "protection," but very few are getting much. The promised relief from hard times does not seem to get here, but the surplus is being used to feed the hungry (politicians).
   Rev. H. P. Burdick, of Steuben Co., who held revival meetings here recently, has returned and preached last sabbath. He expects to preach in Fabius next Sunday, where he will deliver a course of temperance lectures.
   Mr. David Smith, of East Scott, is dead. He had been in poor health for some little time. Last Monday afternoon his son Darwin left him for a short time to do some chores, and when he returned to the house, he found his father on the floor, face downward and dead. His age was 70 years. Only this one son is left of the family. Mr. Smith was one of the sturdy democrats of this town.

   Money is very close in this place but not quite close enough to be in reach.
   Mrs. Pearl Cummings spent Sunday last with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Seacord.
   School commenced in the Burnham district Monday of this week. Miss Kittie Mynard, teacher.
   Stock sold fairly well at George Blacklock's sale, March 20th. Cows averaged about $30 per head.
   Miss Kittie Mynard, who has been at Auburn during the past winter, receiving instructions in music, returned home Thursday of last week.
   Dell Preston and his sister, Ruth, had a narrow escape from what might have been a serious accident. As they were returning home from Lodge meeting last week Wednesday evening, the carriage reach gave way letting them down between the wheels which frightened the horses, and they sprang forward jerking the forward wheels loose and dragging Dell some five or six rods, when he succeeded in stopping them. The carriage was badly demoralized but the occupants escaped with but few slight bruises. The remainder of the journey home was made on horseback.

   Master Irving Clark is doing a thriving business in the old bones and old rubber boot trade.
   Mrs. Byron Champlain, who has been treated at Rome for a cancer, has returned and is quite comfortable.
   Mr. Dwight Hatfield has let out his sugar bush to Mr. Jay Morgan on shares. Mr. George Adams is working a part of Mr. Gilford's bush.
   There may be several boys waiting the repairs on the saw-mill, but what your correspondent meant to say was that the logs were waiting.

   Frank Blinks has rented the Jerome Crandall cottage.
   School closes Friday. Rhetorical exercises by the Primary scholars. Exercises Saturday evening in the hall, by the pupils in the higher department. Let every one show by their presence their appreciation of the efforts of the teachers.

He Fought Hard for Life.
   WINNIPEG, Man., March 22.--A few days ago a party of loggers stumbled over a pile of bones on the south side of Lake of the Woods that were the silent and ghastly record of the terrible death of some human being. The bones consisted of a human skeleton and the skeletons of seven wolves.
   A revolver and seven empty cartridge shells were lying near the former and it is supposed the man was attacked by a pack of wolves and made a desperate fight for life, killing seven of them before he was overpowered.
   An old hunter named McManus who has lived at Rat Portage for years, has been absent on the lake for a longer time than usual and it is feared he was the victim.

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