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Photos from Grip's Historical Souvenir.

Emily C. Ormsby
The Cortland Democrat, Friday, April 25, 1890.

The Court Street School.

   It is doubtful whether more spacious, well-designed and every way home like apartments could have been constructed than those now occupied by Miss Emily C. Ormsby, on 18 Court street, where with Miss Lobdell in charge of the primary, Miss Ormsby, intermediate, and Miss Pollock, the kindergarten departments, instruction is given to 68 scholars with the prospect of several more who will enter May 1st.
   The rooms communicate with each other by means of wide folding doors which can be opened making one large room. The division of space is, the kindergarten fronting on the street, while immediately back is the room assigned for games and pleasure of the scholars; in the rear of this is the study room of the primary department, to the right (eastward) are the desks of the intermediate.
   The "Normal charts" are used in the study of music, slate blackboards adorn the walls, a large table filled with dumb-bells attest that calisthenic exercise is not neglected. A liberal supply of city water is distributed throughout the school, this together with a clean, shady yard cannot but impress parents, if they will but visit the school, that their children are in the midst of genial and healthy surroundings.

CC editor's note: Please click on the link for a view of Court Street.


The Hospital Fair.
   The two days' fair under the auspices of the Kings' Daughters, of this village, open Thursday afternoon in Odd Fellows' hall, and will close this Friday evening. The ladies furnish a chicken pie supper for 25 cents, which is served from 5 to 8 P. M., each day. On Friday evening Col. Place will exhibit a collection of relics from Libby Prison and will explain the history of each. Dr. Higgins will explain the needs of a hospital in Cortland. The Kings' Daughters are engaged in a praise-worthy object and our citizens should support them in endeavoring to raise the necessary funds to establish a hospital in this place.

Direct From the N. Y. Lyceum.
   Manager Daniel Frohman, of the famous New York Lyceum Theatre, will present for the first time in Cortland on next Thursday evening, his latest and most brilliant success now in its sixth month in New York, entitled "The Charity Ball." This magnificent production has enjoyed a phenomenal run in the metropolis and has been accorded the unstinted praise of the entire New York press. "The Charity Ball" is an essentially high society comedy-drama, with all the scenes laid in New York and the characters drawn from contemporaneous types of every day New York life.
   Cortland theatre-goers are to be congratulated upon being enabled to see a production of such calibre at a time when "The Charity Ball" is being called for by local managers everywhere. The sale of seats will commence Monday. The price will be 35, 50, and 75 cents, and it goes without saying that Cortland will turn out the most elegant audience of the season.

   Are you going to the "The Charity Ball?"
   Two Merry-Go-Rounds are in full blast in this village.
   Be sure and see "The Charity Ball" Thursday evening, May 1st, 1890.
   Arbor Day will be observed by appropriate services in the several schools in this place.
   The Cortland Board of Health have been ordering a general cleaning up of backyards and alleyways.
   The Little York Ice Company have an advertisement in another column which will interest all householders.
    The Normals play the Syracuse University nine on the Fairgrounds this Friday afternoon. Game called at 4 o'clock sharp.
   If you care to see the latest New York success, be sure and attend "The Charity Ball" performance in Cortland Opera House, next Thursday evening.
   An exchange says: By a recent decision of the courts, a supervisor cannot borrow money on the credit of the town, not even by vote of the taxpayers.
   Miss Katie Plosson, who plays "SHE" with Gilbert & Dickson's company, is a beautiful woman and an excellent actress. See her at the Opera House next Thursday evening.
   Tickets for Daniel Dougherty's lecture, to be given in the Opera House next Monday evening, are on sale at Wallace's. They can also be purchased of members of the C. M. B. association.
   It is reported that Jay Wood, of Norwich, who was sent to Auburn prison from this place for highway robbery in taking money from a boy, died in prison last week. He was a hard case.
   Last Saturday evening Mr. L. L. Grant, of Polkville, came to Cortland and hitched his horse in one of the M. E. church sheds. When he came for his horse at about 10:30, the animal was gone. The horse was found in Homer on Monday.
   It was a kicking cow that caused the great fire in Chicago, and it was a kicking cow that caused the nose of Supervisor Bennett, of Homer, to be done up in adhesive plaster. While the result in the latter case is not of such serious moment to the general public, it is of far more consequence to Mr. Bennett.
   The Normal base ball team for 1890 is made up as follows: T. H. Dowd, catcher; D. S. Zimmer, pitcher; D. McCarthy, 1st base; A. H. Place, 2d base; Jas. Kales, 3d base; Ezra Knapp, short-stop; Frank Reynolds, left field; Day Clark, right field; Ira Dexter, center field. T. H. Dowd will be Captain and F. K. McFall manager.
   Train No. 5, on the E. C. & N. road, now leaves Cortland at 7:20 A. M., DeRuyter at 8:06, and Cazenovia at 8:38, stopping at all intermediate stations, connecting at Rippleton with the S. O. & N. Y. for Norwich, and at Canastota with the West Shore for Syracuse and with the N. Y. C. for all principal stations to New York.
In Luck.
   Mr. Thos. Carty, proprietor of the hotel on Orchard street, was the lucky holder of one-twentieth of ticket number 27,994, which drew $100,000 in the Louisiana Lottery at the drawing which took place April 15th. This gives Mr. Carty the snug little sum of $5,000 on an investment of $1. Mr. Carty has been much more fortunate than many others in this place, who have invested money in the drawings and have as a rule drawn blanks. This is the second time Mr. Carty has invested in the lottery. The ticket has been forwarded to New Orleans for collection by express. The DEMOCRAT congratulates Mr. Carty on his good fortune.

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