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Looking north on Church Street, Court House on left at corner of Church and Court Streets.
The Cortland Democrat, Friday, April 11, 1890.

The Cost of the Griswold Trial.
   The following is a statement of orders issued from the County Clerk's office up to yesterday. To this is yet to be added the clerk's fees for swearing witnesses and making papers, and possibly bills not yet reported:
   Foreign witnesses, $492.09
   Jurors, including board, $1,301.60
   Officers, $463.80
   Stenographer, $146.00
   Supplies for courtroom, $5.75

Cortland County Anti-Thieving Society.
   The Cortland County Anti-Thieving Society will hold a meeting at the Cortland House on Saturday April 12th, at 2 o'clock P. M. All members are requested to be present.
   Cortland, April 6. 1890.
   H. WELLS.
   A. P. ROWLEY, Secretary.

A Change.
   Having bought the stock of Dry Goods of J. M. Sampson, No. 2 Main street, at a big reduction, I offer the public a chance for bargains. Have not time to tell the prices, but come and see good goods cheap for cash.
   M. H. YALE.

Sold Out.
   Mr. J. Melvin Samson, who has been a successful dry goods merchant in this place for the past seventeen years, has sold his stock of goods in the Samson Block to Mr. Milton H. Yale, of Syracuse, who has possession. Mr. Samson has had a large trade from the time he opened his store until his retirement which of itself proves that he has dealt honorably with his customers. He has always kept a large stock of goods and his customers appreciated the fact that they could always find the latest styles and best quality of goods at his store and that the prices were reasonable. His many friends will be sorry to learn of his retirement, but after so many years of strict attention to business Mr. Samson feels that he is entitled to and can enjoy a season of rest.
   His successor, Mr. Yale, is highly regarded by all who enjoy his acquaintance and is said to be an experienced merchant and excellent man of business. It is his intention to keep a fine stock of goods and to offer them to the public at reasonable prices.

Wheelmen's Banquet.
   Last Friday evening the Cortland County Cyclist Club had a banquet at the Cortland House. About twenty five were present and the supper was "just splendid." Toasts were responded to and speeches were delivered and a good time generally was the result. The following officers were elected:
   President—M. Stanley Bierce.
   Vice President—C. H. Overton.
   Sec'y and Treas.—W. D. Cloyes.
   Captain—E. S. Dalton.
   Lieutenant—W. A. Doubleday.
   Toast Master—C. L. Viele.

New Hair Parlor.
   Mrs. C. H. Jones, of Ithaca, has leased the front rooms in the Miller Block, No. 75 South Main street, where she will fit up elegant hair parlors. She has secured her splendidly selected stock of Human Hair Goods, Hair Ornaments, Powders, Cosmetics, Tonics, etc., from Ithaca, and a more complete stock from which to select, cannot be found this side of New York City. She will also introduce the new method of curling hair, keeping it in perfect curl from one to three weeks. Cutting and dressing hair will be given special attention.
   Mrs. Jones' long experience in this business, and the success which she has always met, is a guarantee that all who may call upon her will be well pleased.
   The rooms will be open, Wednesday, April 16th.

E. M. Hills.
   The popular photographer has returned to Cortland and again taken charge of the Selover & Schutt gallery. Owing to this important change, they are better prepared than ever before to furnish work of the highest grade and would say to those that wish the finest photographic work to secure sittings at their gallery, as an established fact that Mr. Hills is one of the finest art photographers in this part of the country.

Good Shingles. [Paid Ad]
   We have for sale Washington Territory Red Cedar Shingles. They will last twice as long as pine, and do not cost as much, will not warp and crack. Also California Red Wood Shingles 6x16 in all plain and fancy patterns, rough, planed and ribbed, at very low prices. Persons needing shingles can now get these lasting ones at very low prices.
   J. S. BULL & Co.
   (3w3) No. 4 Wallace Building.

   Little Lord Fauntleroy in Cortland Opera House, Thursday evening, April 17th. Don't fail to be present.
   Mahan's sixteenth musical festival will be held in the Opera House, Cortland, from June 2d to 6th inclusive.
   Be sure and see the charming French actress, Nadjee Doree, in "Natasqua," in the Opera House Saturday evening.
   Mr. W. D. Howe, of this place, has purchased of E. M. Van Hoesen, his store and stock of goods in Preble. Mr. Howe is in possession.
   On Tuesday evening last the Universalist church society elected Mr. Eben Mudge, trustee, Fay Parsons, secretary, Lewis Davis, treasurer, and C. M. Smith, collector.
   Messrs. Maher Bros., the clothiers, have a new advertisement in this issue of the DEMOCRAT. If you will read the same, you will wonder how they can afford the splendid bargains they offer.
   The Chicago men have all got the "big head." It is reported that they had the World's Fair postponed till 1893, in order that they could all come to Cortland and get a hat from Van Brocklin.
   The Wyoming conference of the M. E. church, in session at Binghamton, made the following appointments in this vicinity: Marathon, Rev. D. C. Barnes; Willett, Rev. D. W. Sweetland; Harford, Rev. S. D. Galpin.
   The Syracuse Courier appeared last week in an entire new dress, which makes its pages appear very attractive. The Courier is well edited and thoroughly Democratic, consequently it deserves the success which seems to have come to it.
   If a person choke and strangle for breath by a lodgement of meat in the throat, says an authority, have some one blow into the ear hard and strong. It will cause the substance to go down. I have known this simple remedy to save life several times.
   The fair to be given by the King's Daughters, for the hospital fund, will occur Thursday and Friday, April 24th and 25th, at Odd Fellows Hall. Will every member bear this in mind and furnish some article, useful or ornamental, for sale?
   The Willard Y. W. C. T. U. will hold a social this (Friday) evening, at the residence of Mr. J. S. Squires, No. 44 Tompkins street. Ice cream, cake and chocolate will be served. The proceeds will be used as a benefit for the Y. M. C. A. and a short literary and musical programme will be given. A large attendance is earnestly desired.
   Charles Baker, of Homer, who was arrested and lodged in jail after the suicide of his father, Jerome Baker, was taken before Justice Kingsbury in Homer last Saturday, to answer to the charge of attempting to commit suicide. No one appearing against him, he was discharged, and later was taken to the County House to be cared for.
   Last Thursday Mrs. Eliza Buchanan, who lived with her son, W. S. Buchanan, about three miles west of this village, near Robie's Mills, started to walk to a neighbor's [house]. Some hours later she was found dead by the roadside. The body was taken to her home and Coroner Moore notified, who decided that an inquest was unnecessary. Her death was supposed to have been caused by heart disease.
   While at work in his planing mill in this place, last Friday morning, John Ireland had two of the fingers on his left hand taken off by a buzz saw. Dr. H. O. Jewett dressed the hand and Mr. Ireland is as comfortable as could be expected.
   Edward Hughes, indicted for burglary in the third degree, in entering the house of J. H. Parker, three miles west of this place, last August, plead guilty to the charge. The court sentenced him to a term of from one to four years and two months in Auburn prison, his conduct to decide the time of imprisonment.

   Moses' worst blunder was his failure to add an appendix to Deuteronomy and prophesy therein that in the nineteenth century A. D. an intelligent and civilized nation would so far forget itself as to produce five men whose names would be Benjamin Harrison, Corporal Tanner, Fire-Alarm Foraker, Blocks-of-Five Dudley and John J. Ingalls.—Chicago Herald.

Gen. Daniel E. Sickles.
   The appointment of General Daniel E. Sickles to be sheriff of the city and county of New York in place of Flack, resigned, is a most commendable one. Besides being a gallant soldier, the appointee is an honest man and a brilliant one in all the walks of life. On taking possession of the office he notified his deputies, or rather the deputies he found in charge, that they would not be permitted to charge more than the legal fees in any case. The consequence was, he found himself very soon without deputies and he called upon the Chief of Police for five policemen, but was refused. The General will undoubtedly find some way out of the difficulty that will be satisfactory to himself as well as the people.

To Test Justin's Shell.
   UTICA, N. Y., April 5.—It has been decided to give a public test of Prof. Justin's new dynamite shell in a ravine near Perryville Falls, about ten miles from Canastota. Several officials from the army and navy departments will be present and it is now thought Secretary Tracy may be among the number. The test will be given some time during month of May. It will be remembered that recent preliminary tests were highly satisfactory and that large quantities of dynamite were hurled against the ledge of rocks a distance of half a mile without exploding till the shell struck the rock.

Look Out, Milkmen!
   The State Milk Inspectors have caused the arrest within the past few days of a number of milkmen in villages and cities along the Hudson on the charge of adulterating milk. A fine of $25 was paid in each case. Two such arrests were made at Poughkeepsie Friday last and three at Kingston on Saturday.

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