The Cortland Democrat, Friday, May 23, 1890.
A NEW FAST TRAIN.
Superintendent Voorhees Improving the Train Service on the New York Central.
Theodore Voorhees, General Superintendent of the New York Central, in an interview with the Rochester Democrat reporter said:
"By the new time card we shall change the running time of trains. We shall also put on the new "North Shore Limited," express, which will be a vestibule train running over the Michigan Central to Chicago. This train will be the same as the "South Shore Limited" that leaves Rochester at 6:50 o'clock in the evening, and will make the same running time between the two cities.
"The new 'North Shore Limited,'" said Mr. Voorhees, "will leave New York every afternoon at 4:50 o'clock, Albany 8:15 P. M., Syracuse 11:55 P. M., Rochester 1:50 A.M., Buffalo 3:35 A. M., and will arrive in Chicago at 4:50 o'clock the next afternoon. The train will make stops at Detroit and other Michigan points. The train will leave Chicago for the East at 12 o'clock noon, arriving in Buffalo at 4 o'clock the next morning, Rochester a 6 o'clock, Syracuse 8:10, Albany 12:10 noon, arriving in New York at 4 o'clock the following afternoon. This will be the exact running schedule of the new 'flyer.'"
CHENANGO.—The Oxford chair factory resumed operations Monday.
An exchange give the salaries paid to Principals of schools in this part of the State, as follows: Norwich $3,000; Greene $1,400; Sherburne and Morris $1,200 each; Sidney, Bainbridge and Afton $1,000 each; New Berlin $800.
The Norwich Illuminating Company, of Norwich, N. Y., was incorporated at Albany, Thursday, with a capital stock of $50,000, for the purpose of manufacturing and supplying gas for lighting the village of Norwich. The directors of the company are: Dudley Farlin, J. White Sprong, James E. Noble, George W. Ray and Edward F. Murray.
Dr. Lee of Oxford, and Dr. Williams of Greene, removed the sight or crystalline lens from the eye of Andy Bailey, of Smithville, Sunday. Dr. Lee operated on the eye some time ago, removing a cataract. Since that time Mr. Bailey has endured much pain, and in order to relieve him, and hasten the healing of the eye, it was found necessary to perform the last operation.
MADISON. —A Camden canning factory is putting up dandelion greens.
The Chittenango gas well is down 2,515 feet and will be drilled 200 feet deeper.
Five cars, said to contain $52,000 worth of blooded cattle, went through Oneida en route for Delhi, last week.
O. C. Burrows, an old resident of Oneida Castle, while digging in his garden on the bank of Oneida Creek, a few days ago, found embedded in the earth what appears at this late day to be a rare coin. It is a "Waterloo Halfpenny," dated 1816, with a harp surmounted by the English crown on one side, and the head and name of Wellington on the side opposite. This is the second or third rare specimen that Mr. Burrows has dug up on his premises within the past few years.
TOMPKINS.—There are 183 candidates for graduation this year.
It is currently reported that several chronic student loafers in Cornell University are to be placed on the retired list at the close of this term without pension.
Alexander Minturn, a well known contractor and builder, fell from a scaffold at the new gun works in Ithaca, about 5 o'clock last Friday afternoon, and sustained what is feared will prove fatal injuries. His shoulder blade is broken in two places, one arm is fractured and his side is crushed. Minturn fell twenty feet and struck on a ledge of rock.
One day last week two boys belonging to West Hill school, Ithaca, caught a striped snake and taking it by the tail started in pursuit of little Lucy Miller, daughter of E. H. Miller, who resides on Elm street. The terrified girl ran away, but the boys pursued and began to strike her with the snake, when the snake stung her on the hand, making quite a wound. The hand was quickly attended to, and outside of a festering sore no harm resulted. The two boys were suspended from school.
In one week 481 letters intended for Owego were missent to Oswego.
Liberty of the press and of public meetings has been proclaimed in Brazil.
All cattle must be removed from the Indian Territory by October 1st at the latest.
It is said that there are nearly 200,000 ex-Union soldiers in circumstances approaching destitution.
Twelve thousand letters are received daily at the pension office. There are now pending 450,000 pension claims.
It is estimated that 2.000,000 men are now out of work in the United States.
It is a rather startling fact that the most densely populated square mile in the world is not in China or Belgium, but in the city of New York, and that it is inhabited by 276,000 people, a large part of whom are Italians, who speak their native language only and retain their native customs.
It is announced in Syracuse that the marriage of Miss Davis, daughter of ex-President Jeff Davis of the Confederacy, and Alfred Wilkinson of Syracuse, will take place early in June at the home of the Davis family in Mississippi. Mr. Wilkinson and a party of Syracuse friends will go to Mississippi in a private car. He will meet Miss Davis at New York on her return from Europe whence she sails May10th. Miss Davis has purchased her trousseau in Paris.
John B. Stanchfield has been retained to contest the will of Gen. Lester B. Faulkner of Danville. The contest is brought by his widow on the grounds that the document offered is not the will of Gen. Faulkner, and that it was obtained by threat and intimidation. The will was made in 1873, and leaves most of the property to "Mrs. Jack Brown and her children." Gen. Faulkner was generally known to have been intimate with Mrs. Brown, and was reported to be the father of her three sons. In the will he declares his affection for Mrs. Brown, and asserts that he is the father of her two eldest sons, Lester and Ross. There will be a hearing in the case before the Surrogate of Livingston county, July 14.
HERE AND THERE.
Postmaster Ballard has been making much needed alterations in the post-office.
The old Calvary church in Homer is to be thoroughly overhauled and repaired.
The Port Watson street merry-go-round is to make a tour of the inland cities and large villages for a period.
Don't fail to hear George Kennan upon "The Mines of Kara," at the Opera House, next Monday evening, May 26th.
Forepaugh's [circus] show will be in Syracuse, June 9th. A representative of the show informed us last week that the tents would not be pitched in Cortland until late in the season.
A good audience witnessed the production of the excellent comedy "Mugg's Landing" in the Opera House, Tuesday evening. The performance was highly satisfactory.
Reports from all nearby localities agree that early planted potatoes and some field seeds are rotting during this moist spring time. Some farmers will try later planting with early varieties.
Professor James H. Shults, of Pasadena, Cal., formerly of Virgil, delivered a lecture in the Normal chapel Wednesday evening, May 21st. Prof. Shults was formerly a teacher in the Cortland Normal school.
The Normals went to Ithaca and played a game with the University nine, last Saturday afternoon. Twelve innings were played and the game stood 5 and 5, when the game was called on account of darkness. The Cortland boys played a very strong game.
A new time table was adopted on the S. B. & N. Y. railroad [Syracuse, Binghamton and New York], last Monday, by which the first-class trains passing Cortland are slightly changed, viz.: Southward at 8:31 and 9:48 A. M., and 6:28 and 10:09 P. M., northward at 6 and 9:58 A. M., and 4:50 and 7:30 P. M. The freight and accommodation northward now leaves at 3:15 P. M., as appears in the DEMOCRAT'S directory on second page.
Health officer Dr. W. J. Moore has recorded only three births and a like number of deaths during May.
Beaudry's ice cream parlors are now open. Call and get a dish of his celebrated Ice Cream.
Messrs. B. and W. Johnson will conduct the Excelsior meat market, Clinton avenue, hereafter, Mr. G. W. Lansing having retired.
The funeral of Mr. Barney W. Payne will be held from the family residence, Clinton street, in Homer village, at 10 A. M., to-day. Deceased has been a resident of Homer since 1851.
By way of recreation from the daily routine, last Saturday afternoon, the Cortland Wagon Co. and Hitchcock Mfg. Co. nines crossed bats at the fair ground, resulting in favor of the former by 29 to 25. There will be another game soon.
Comrade H. M. Kellogg will exhibit his army views and relics at the Academy hall, McGrawville, for the benefit of W. H. Tarble Post, of that place, on Saturday evening of the present week. General admission 15 cents.
In 1886 an action was brought by Samuel P. Hunt vs. Leroy Crittenden, over a transaction involving a tract of 407 acres of land. W. J. Mantanye appeared as counsel for plaintiff, and A. P. Smith for the defense. This case has just been decided by Judge Dexter, of Elmira, as referee, in favor of the defendant.
Governor Hill has signed an important measure regarding libels. The new law makes it a misdemeanor for any person willfully to state, deliver or transmit by any means whatever to the manager, editor, publisher or reporter of any newspaper, magazine or serial for publication therein any libelous statement concerning any person or corporation and thereby secure the actual publication of the same. This will serve as a greatly needed protection to publishers against persons who willfully seek to use a newspaper as the medium of a libelous attack upon an enemy.
Mahan's Sixteenth Music Festival.
Another great attraction has been added to the uncommonly large corps of artists who will assist at the coming festival. Mr. J. F. Gilder, the renowned piano virtuoso, whose piano playing will be remembered by those who heard him on former occasions at Cortland as something near the marvelous.
Mr. Gilder will first appear on Thursday afternoon, June 5th, with the
Chas. F. Higgins concert company. Each member of this fine organization is an artist, and the concert on Thursday afternoon, in which they all participate, will be one of the most delightful of the series this year, and no one should fail to hear them, together with the orchestra, great chorus, and other attractions. The sale of tickets will begin on Saturday morning, May 31st, at Mahan's music store, at a very moderate scale of prices.
Singers' tickets, $1.00
Subscribers' tickets, $1.50 to 2.00
Single admission, evening, 50 to 75 cents
" " afternoon, 35 to 50 cents
Subscribers will receive reserved seat tickets for the evening concerts, as usual, and single admission tickets entitle the holder to reserved seats without extra charge for the evening concerts.
The following resolutions have been adopted by the M. E. Sunday-school of Truxton:
WHEREAS, In the wisdom of an allwise providence of God, it has seemed fitting to remove from our midst our beloved brother, Hon. Stephen Patrick, and,
WHEREAS, We feel that the public as well as the community, the M. E. church and Sunday-school have sustained an irreparable loss, therefore,
Resolved, That the officers and members of the M. E. Sabbath-school, of Truxton, N. Y., offer our heartfelt sympathy with and participation in the grief of the bereaved family, looking for comfort to him whose death purchased our salvation.
Resolved, That these resolutions be presented to the bereaved family and also offered to the public through the columns of the county papers.
Truxton, May 11, 1890.
We would respectfully announce to our patrons that on and after June 10, 1890 we will sell coal strictly for cash only. In taking this step we are actuated by two motives: First, our own protection. Second, the benefit to our customers. The credit system has been so largely the custom as to very materially increase the expense of doing business. The losses from bad debts, which are inseparable from the system, the expense of keeping accounts and collecting them, and the interest items entailed upon every dealer who gives credit, amount to a large sum every year and they must always be provided for an extra price to be charged for coal. In other words those who pay their bills have to make up for those who do not. Under the cash system the consumer will have the benefit of low prices, and the dealer of prompt pay for his coal, thus creating condition favorable to both. Reduced prices will be made about the 10th of June of which you will be advised. Respectfully,
MAXSON & STARIN,
Cortland and Homer.
HOLDEN & SAGER,
A. M. VAN HOESEN, Agents.