Thursday, June 11, 2015


1894 map showing No. 5, Cortland Top & Rail Co. between Garfield Ave. and Elm Street, No.6, Excelsior Top Co., No. 12, Howe Ventilating Stove Co., No. 13, Cortland Forging Co., No. 58, Martin & Call, coal, wood, lime, fertilizers, etc.

The Cortland Democrat, Friday, April 18, 1890.

   A cable-gram was sent by O. K. George, manager of the Western Union office in this place on Thursday morning, at 9:40, to Charleville, County Cork, Ireland, and he received a reply to the same at 12:45, the same day. Three hours and five minutes for a message to go to Ireland and return.
   Mr. E. Dodge, who has been engaged in the liquor business on Port Watson street for the past four years, will move his stock of goods to the Van Bergen store, four doors north of the post office May 1st, where he will have elegant accommodations.
   Only a fair audience attended the Bernhard-Listeman concert last week. It was worthy a very full house and was pronounced to be one of the best entertainments of the season by those present.
   The Cortland Top and Rail Company are making arrangements to put in a plant for the use of crude oil for motive power in their shops on Elm street.
   The middle-term social takes place in the Normal parlors, Saturday evening, from 8 to 10 o'clock.
   The programme of races for July 4th and 5th will he found in another column.
   A prize declamation contest will take place in the Normal chapel this Friday evening.
   Let all interested in singing come early to the W. C. T. U. rooms, next Sunday afternoon, to sing new music.
   A. B. Frazier has on exhibition at his market a golden eagle, which was caught in a pair of steel traps in Solon, a few days since.
   A Demorest silver medal contest will be held April 19th at 7:30 P. M., in the W. C. T. U. headquarters, Main St., Cortland. All are invited.
   Mr. J. S. Brown has purchased the steam mill property on Port Watson street, and will commence soon to put the same in thorough repair.
   Primrose & West's Minstrels give one of their splendid entertainments in Cortland Opera House, Saturday evening, April 19. Tickets on sale at Wallace's, 50, 75 cts. and $1.00.
   The DEMOCRAT is under special obligation to Mr. Geo. J. Mager, of this place, for a handsome portrait in oil of Mr. Henry M. Stanley, the great African explorer.
   The Cortland County Agricultural Society will hold a mid-summer meeting on their grounds July 29th, 30th and 31st. Purses of $400 each will be offered for trials of speed.
   Little Lord Fauntleroy in Cortland Opera House, Thursday evening, April 18th. This is the largest and finest company now traveling, and their presentation of this great piece cannot be excelled.
   Last Saturday Larry Lynaugh, well known about Dryden and McLean, lay down on the E. C. & N. railroad track, near Van Ettenville, and went to sleep. A local freight train ran over him, killing him instantly.
   It is a fact not generally known that all soldiers who have drawn pensions from the Government because of hernia or rupture, are entitled to a new truss every two and a half years upon application to the examining surgeons of their district.—Ex.
   A special meeting of the Loyal Circle of King's Daughters is to be held Saturday 19th, at 2:30 P. M., at Mrs. Esther Johnson's, No. 73 North Main street. It is requested that all fancy articles contributed for the hospital fair be brought in at that time.
   Owners of dogs should know that it is a fine of not less than $3 or more than $7, to have a dog in one's possession after May 1st next, that has not been registered in the Town Clerk's office, and provided with an official number and a collar. Besides this, any dog not so registered may be killed.—Ex.
   Next Monday morning the Board of Education will open another public school on Church street in the school house now occupied by Miss Ormsby, with Miss Mary McGowan as teacher. Miss Sarah S. Lyman has been engaged by the board and opened another department in the Pomeroy school yesterday.
   The Cortland Forging Company are preparing to erect large buildings on their lot just north of the Cortland Top and Rail Company's works, which they expect to have completed and ready for use by the first of August next. The buildings will be of the following dimensions: One 48x70 feet, one 24x24, two 36x84, an office 24x36, and an engine room 30x32. The new company expect to carry on an extensive business, and as the members of the company are all pushing business men, they will undoubtedly make a grand success of the enterprise.
   The Universalist society of this place has been kindly remembered through T. Mason Loring with a New York draft for one hundred dollars from C. A. Newcomb, of the firm of Newcomb, Endicott & Co., of Detroit, Mich., fifty dollars to be used for the purchase of a memorial window in remembrance of his father, Col. Hezekiah Newcomb, who died some fifty years ago in Cortland, and who was one of the building committee of said church, and fifty dollars to be placed in the pastor's hands to be used in purchasing new books for the Sunday school library.

Grace Church Entertainment.
   The entertainment given by Grace church in Cortland Opera House, on Wednesday evening, was a decided success in every respect. "An Object of Interest," as cast and put upon the stage, proved to be a very interesting piece, and the characters were all well taken. The drill by the young ladies was especially fine, and brought repeated applause from the very large audience and had to be repeated to satisfy them. "The Comic Operetta," Penelope, or "The Milkman's Bride," was a gem. The music, as well as the acting, was just splendid, and called forth long and loud applause. The ladies of the society have added a snug little sum to their treasury, and we hope they will favor us again. Miss Marguerite Force was manager of the drama, Mr. M. Day Murphey, Jr., had charge of the comic opera and Miss Minnie F. Mager was manager of the drill, and Mr. B. E. Miller, instructor.

King's Daughters Annual Fair.
   The annual fair to be given by the King's Daughters will occur in Odd Fellow's Hall, Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25, the proceeds to be added to the hospital fund. Supper will be served in the dining room each evening from five to eight. Tickets for supper 25 cts. The hall will be open both afternoon and evening of each day. Ladie's, children's and workmen's aprons; comfortables and other useful and ornamental articles in great variety will be on sale. Ice cream will be served in the hall through the evening. Interesting relics will be on exhibition. Music and other entertainment will be furnished. Admission to hall ten cents.
   The people of Cortland are asked to prove their interest in the cause by their patronage. The cause is a worthy one and we sincerely hope every reader of the DEMOCRAT will contribute toward its success to the extent of their ability.
Cortland Commandery.
   At the annual conclave of the Cortland Commandery, Knights Templar, held on Friday evening, April 11th, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
   E. C—Geo. L. Warren.
   Gen.—R. C. Shattuck.
   Capt. Gen— D. C. Smith.
   Treas.—A. Sager.
   Recorder—W. A. Wallace.
   Sen. Warden—Robert Bushby.
   Jun. Warden—A. B. Nelson.
   St. Bearer—C. S. Bull.
   Sw. Bearer—C. L. Kinney.
   Warder—H. P. Grey.
   Trustee—C. F. Thompson.
   Sentinel.—M. A. Rice.

Congregational Church Items.
   The attendance at Sunday school, last Sunday, was 452; collection, $8.63.
The birthday box was opened and 127 names found; amount in box, $42.57.
   After the morning service Dr. Taylor was requested to retire to the library, and a resolution was read by Mr. Tuttle, thanking him for his earnest work among us in the past, and requesting that he continue his relations with the church. This was passed by a unanimous vote. Dr. Taylor will stay.
   The pastor will have a helping hour after benediction each Sunday evening. Subject, Thursday evening, "Special Temptations of New Converts."
   Friday evening the Girls' Band will hold a social at the home of Lulu Tanner, North Main St. Ice cream and cake will be served. All are invited to attend.
   Russel H. Wicks, of Utica, will occupy the Congregational pulpit next Sunday morning.

   Dr. Hendrick, of McGrawville, is visiting the sick in this vicinity.
   Mr. Frank Burt and wife, of Blodgett Mills, visited at A. Metzgars recently.
   Mr. Howard Watrous and lady, of Cortland, was at A. Metzgars Sunday.
   Miss Nellie Hammond, of Marathon, was a guest of S. S. Hammond last week.
   Mr. Vosberg and wife visited his daughter, Hattie Potter, in Marathon, over Sunday.
   Preaching last Sabbath by Rev. E. Topping from these words, "Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy."
   Mrs. Josie Cass, of Solon, was a guest at her mothers, Mrs. S. Tripp, Saturday and found Mrs. Tripp able to sit up.
   Mr. White an old gentleman living with his son-in-law, became tired of living where there was no law but mob law, and purchased some laudanum, took it and laid him down to die. The neighbors called Dr. Allen and he gave him an antidote which saved him and he has returned to try battling with life once more.

   Mrs. Fred Bowker is at Rome being treated for a cancer.
   Charlie Clark's carefully curbed colt, compelling consideration, canters cheerily, carrying Charlie's celestial charmer, Clarendon's captivating child. Charlie chats contentedly, chewing choice candy, caressing celestial charmer.
   School commenced week before last with Miss Eva Dresser of Summer Hill, as teacher. Miss Dresser is a graduate of the Cortland Normal school and has the reputation of being a good teacher. From the reports of the scholars we think she will not lose her reputation in Groton City.
   Mr. Abiel H. Bliss died April 6, after a short but severe illness. Mr. Bliss was born March 19, 1822, at Groton City. He was married January 1, 1856 to Miss Lucy Jane Webster of Groton City, and settled on the farm on which he resided at his death. His wife died February 18, 1869, leaving him with five small children. Dec. 1, 1869 he brought to his home as wife and mother Miss Emma B. Lucas, of Cortland who survives him. His daughter Hattie, wife of Charles Steadman, and his three sons Lyman, Henry and Charles were with him during his sickness. One son, Frank, who is in South Dakota, was absent. Of a family of nine children only one sister in this State and one brother and one sister in Minnesota survives him. He leaves two grandchildren, Walter and Lucy Steadman. He was a member of the M. E. church of Groton City and was a highly respected citizen. What more appropriate than that the death of a Christian should be on Easter. Funeral at the house on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. J. W. Boss, of McLean.

   Many of our farmers are taking in their sugar tools.
   The Y. P. S. C. C. hold their meetings on Tuesday evening.
   C. P. McVean shipped a large lot of dressed calves yesterday.
   The heavy rains of last week, and the warm sunshine of Saturday and Sunday have done wonders in the way of starting the grass and settling the roads.
   Why does not the trustee of school district No. 2 put a stop to people's driving across the school grounds? The little grass there is there is getting all cut up, and several of the trees which were set out there last spring have been entirely destroyed by careless driving.

                                        SOUTH CORTLAND.
   Potato buyers are scouring the country for potatoes and offering 65 cts. per bushel.
   Mrs. Alma Beckwith, of Malloryville, is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Charles House.
   Mrs. William Olmstead and her daughter, Miss Nellie Olmstead, have moved to Cortland.
   Charles Williams, of Dryden, the marble dealer, and well known here, is very sick with inflammatory rheumatism.
   A large number of the friends and relatives of Delay Oaks, to the number of seventy, met and held a reunion at his house last week Thursday.
   Mr. Oliver Griswold was thrown from a horse last Sunday and received injuries which will confine him to the house a long time. Dr. Muncey, of Virgil, has charge of the case.
   Mrs. Mary Kelly, of Clinton, Ill., was visiting relatives in this place on Friday and Saturday last. Thirty-two years ago she left this place. Then her name was Miss Mary Gates, she is also a sister of Alonzo W. Gates of Cortland.
   Died, in Groton last Sunday, Morris Price, age 49 years. Mr. Price formerly lived about a mile east of this place and was a son of David R. Price. He leaves a wife and two children. The heartfelt sympathy of the whole community is with the bereaved family.
   Mr. Addison P. Rowley, John White and James White joined the Grange in this place last Saturday evening. The South Cortland Grange has now the largest number of members and carries the largest amount of insurance of any subordinate Grange in this county.

   Mr. and Mrs. E. Mudge, of Cortland, were visiting P. C. Mudge last Thursday.
   Mrs. Sally Albro, who has been under the treatment of Dr. R. A. Goodell is much improved.
   The flax mill is being run night and day. There seems to be a better demand for green tow.
   Scott seems to be the only place where farmers can get their oxen shod in this vicinity. B. J. Salisbury sent his there last Sunday.
   We hear that at a meeting of the milk producers last Saturday evening, they decided to erect a building as soon as possible at this station.
   We observed a car load of salt on the switch which farmers are buying for sowing. We are not certain that it pays, but are open to conviction. [Catch birds by pouring salt on their tails--CC editor.]
   The excessive heat of the past few days is hurrying up the protection to the crop in the various ice houses. The milk depot is using their pumps six hours a day to save ice.
   E. Mudge & Son have exchanged their grist mill in this place, with a Mr. Allen of Auburn, for property in that city. For about twenty-five years "Powers" has run this mill, and now with enfeebled health he moves to Cortland with a view of seeking some other occupation.
   The bright, warm Sunday brought many old time habitues driving around the square. Some stopped at the Raymond House, which is ready to receive all callers. Raymond has greatly improved the drainage around his house. In moving his ice house he has added to the beauty of his play ground.
   There has been an unusual number of rock suckers taken from the creek between the upper and lower lakes. Parties from Homer took a buggy box full home. Remember boys, there is "a law and order league" in this town, and don't let us see spearing lights on the lake where bass and pickerel habitate.

   School commences Monday.
   Mary Welke is helping Mrs. Watts Freer.
   To make room for his large stock of goods E. L. Tanner is erecting an addition to his store.
   Mr. Virge Low, who is employed as clerk in Groton, called on his young lady friends here last Sunday evening.
   Mrs. J. J. Taggart, of Binghamton, and Mrs. J. Kinney, of Cortland visited their sister, Mrs. E. R. Brown, Monday. The many friends of Mrs. Kinney in this vicinity will be pained to hear that on account of ill health she is soon to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Coon of Homer.

   J. M. Seacord is building an addition to his wagon and repair shop.
   John H. Miller sold cows to Chauncey Manning last week at $37.50 per head.
   The East Homer factory sold to Hilton & Patrick, of Truxton, last week 75 firkins of butter. Price 13 3/4 cts. per ponnd.
   Mrs. Sarah Chatterton, of Cortland, while visiting her mother, Mrs. Polly Henry, was taken with typhoid fever. Dr. Henry, of Cortland, attends her.
   Mr. and Mrs. John Hodgson, of Cortland, spent Sunday last with Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Cushing.
   The summer term of school commenced here last Monday, Mrs. Ada Maxson as teacher.

   People are plowing and some are sowing. The roads are dry for once again, and it really seems good.
   Mr. Winchester has moved into Maiden Lane, and Clark Fritts into Broadway, in the Knapp house.
   We learn that Mr. Ernest W. Childs has made arrangements to put in 300 acres of flax this season and that he wishes to contract 1,000 bushels of seed.
  Randolph and Elizabeth Clarke have sold about 20 rods of land to E. W. Childs. Consideration, $50.00. Ernest W. Childs has sold about--- acres to John and Thomas Sweeny. Consideration---.
   Hardly a day passes in this enterprising world in which there is not something new introduced and brought before the public. The latest thing in the market here is fresh salt by one of our enterprising merchants. Whether it will supersede the staple article or not is as yet a question. Don't fail to call and examine this wonderful curiosity before purchasing elsewhere.

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