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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, May 22, 1891.

   Beaudry has a new advertisement on this page.
   A litter of five young foxes in the show window of A . R. Peck's shoe store is attracting much attention from citizens.
   See G. J. Mager & Co.'s announcement on fourth page.
   Old newspapers for sale at this office for 20 cents per hundred.
   A new safe has been placed in the Town Clerk's office in Homer.
   Marathon's leather board factory is in operation and employs sixty ladies.
   The vote on State flower in the Normal was 371 for the golden rod and 134 for the rose.
   The King's Daughters will meet at Mrs. A. N. Johnson's, 32 Groton Ave., Saturday, at 3 P. M.
   The Wheel club held a member's social in their rooms in the DEMOCRAT building, Thursday evening.
   F. N. Harrington left for New York, Wednesday evening, with nine fine horses for the city market.
   Among the recent edicts from fashion's court the publishing of lists of wedding presents is declared to be out of good taste.
   The members of the Congregational church in Homer have raised about $2,000 to be used in repairing the church edifice.
   Governor Hill has signed a bill making it a misdemeanor to obstruct a highway for more than five minutes with a locomotive or car.
   Chas. B. Rumsey, superintendent of the Homer Wire Fabric Company, has invented a loom with positive shuttle movement, which makes 300 revolutions per minute.
   There is no necessity of allowing wagon axles or bearings of machinery to grind out by friction if you will read Fitz Boynton & Co.'s new ad. Potato bugs do not admire their stock of Paris Green [arsenic—CC editor].
   Rev. Dr. Hervey, president of St. Lawrence University, will occupy the desk in the Universalist church next Sunday. Dr. Hervey has the reputation of being one of the ablest divines in the denomination.
   [Telegraph] Operator Glenn A. Tisdale is fitting up an office and board in the room over H. Banks' barber shop, on Railroad street, and will soon be marking the tickings of the stock market. The office is well lighted and convenient.
   The Hitchcock Manufacturing Company are building a dozen refrigerator wagons for a large concern in San Francisco. The wagons are supplied with ice boxes and air chambers for the purpose of carrying meats and vegetables.
   At ten o'clock Monday morning, a bond was signed before Police Justice Bull, by Daniel Tucker and M. O'Brien, by the provisions of which Charles Ayers was bound over to appear before the grand jury which sits June 1st.
   Commencing on Monday, May 25th, the mail service from this place to Texas Valley will be made a daily service, instead of tri-weekly, as at present. This will be a great convenience to the people of that section.—Marathon Independent.
   The State Congregational Association held a three days' meeting this week at Plymouth church, Brooklyn. Mrs. H. W. Bradley, Mrs. W. D. Tuttle and Mrs. R. H. Rose represented the church in Cortland and its missionary societies.
   A commendable measure has been inaugurated by the citizens of Homer with a view of creating a fund to be expended in purchasing a new fence for the entrance of Glenwood cemetery, and having proper care taken of the grounds. Lot owners and the general public are interested in the project.
   Vesta Lodge, I. O. O. F., held another of their popular socials last Saturday evening in their lodge rooms. Supper was served to over one hundred persons, after which dancing and card playing was enjoyed until 11:45, when the assembly dispersed having spent a most enjoyable evening.
   A $200 horse, owned by Augustus H. Lines of Homer, was so badly injured by a barbed wire fence last Saturday that he had to be killed. Mr. Lines had just turned the horse in the pasture when he ran into the fence. These fences are dangerous things, and farmers ought not to be permitted to erect them on their premises.
   Memorial [Day] services will be held in the Armory next Sunday evening, at 7:30 o'clock, and Rev. Edward Taylor, D. D., has accepted an invitation to conduct them. Grover Post, G. A. R., and the 45th Separate Co. will participate in uniform, and invitations have been extended to the Women's Relief Corps, and to the Sons of Veterans.
   Mrs. Patty Rooks fell from the north door of the residence of her daughter, Mrs. B. F. Greene, on Bradford street last Thursday, and broke her thigh bone. As she is an old lady, and the injury is severe, it is thought to be fatal. Just how it happened is not known, but she has been subject to dizzy spells from time to time, and it is probable that she fell in one of these.—Marathon Independent.
   May, thus far, has been a very cold month with little rain, yet the destructive caterpillar is flourishing. Reports from several localities agree that nests are built and eggs hatching rapidly. Many young twigs are already stripped of their leaves. From experience during past years the application of a medium quantity of kerosene oil into the nests at evening or when the worms are inside, has proven a prompt destroyer.
   Last Thursday the bay mare "She," sired by Cortland Wilkes and owned by Hon. O. U. Kellogg of this place, was sold at the horse sale held in Syracuse to W. H. Dewing, of Utica, for $200. A bay mare, by Mambrino Justice, owned by Hon. L. J. Fitzgerald, was sold to D. J. Tracy, of Homer, for $130, and a chestnut gelding, by same sire, and also owned by Mr. Fitzgerald, was sold to Richard Baker, of Watkins, for $125. Later in the week, horses sold for higher prices.
   Ed. Harvey lost the top of the thumb on his left hand in a machine in the Hitchcock factory, last Monday.
   Our thanks are due Mr. J. F. Maybury for a copy of the Colorado Springs Gazette, containing a full report of President Harrison's reception in that place.
   The train on the D. L. & W., due here at 6 A. M., did not reach this place Wednesday until 3 P. M., owing to the wrecking of a coal train near Scranton.
   A mail box for letters has been placed on the lamp-post at the Cortland House corner, and another is to be placed near Cooper Bros.' foundry on River street.
   The Homer band went to Richfield Springs, Wednesday morning. They were to give a concert in that place in the evening, and on Thursday they accompanied the Masons of that place to Utica.
   The "Jolly Three" gave a dance in Wells' hall, Wednesday evening, which was well attended. Valentine's orchestra furnished the music. There were thirty-two couples present and the affair was managed by L. Parker, N. Crance and J. White. It was one of the pleasantest of the season.

   CHENANGO.—A Mrs. Eggleston, residing near Oxford, died Sunday from an overdose of laudanum, taken by mistake.
   The Oxford Academy building is to have a hot water heating apparatus put in during the next vacation.
   There were ten witnesses in the Bainbridge-Livingston case, says the Republican, whose ages averaged over 78 years.
   Lewis Close, of Smyrna, is the champion sheep raiser. A year ago in January he had one sheep which last year raised three lambs. The same sheep had three lambs again this spring, and of the three last year's lambs one had twins and the other two one each. So now he has a flock of eleven.
   MADISON.—Potatoes retail at $1.40 per bushel at Canastota.
   The 38 children in the Peterboro Home are having the mumps and have been exposed to the measles.
   A stock company of ten will build a fine hotel at Oneida, which village has long been noted for its first class inns.
   Willis Rhodes of Higginsville, aged 22 years, was kicked in the stomach by a horse at Oneida Saturday, from which he died the next day.
   At a recent sale of the residue of the Rasbach estate, C. F. Pennock of Chittenango purchased about 8,000 acres of land located in nearly a dozen different counties of the state.
   William L. Collins, of Lebanon, has a horse 33 years of age, and H. N. Pool of the same town has one 30. Both animals are capable of doing labor, showing what proper treatment will do for horses.
   TOMPKINS.—A movement is being made toward forming a brass band for Ithaca.
   Torrent Hose Co. No. 5 will have an excursion and dance at Glenwood, on Memorial day.
   The Arbor Day vote of the school children of Ithaca for the state flower was rose, 938; golden rod, 412.
   There are now three trains a day each way over the Ithaca and Auburn branch of the Lehigh Valley railroad.
   The "Cayuga" went north last week with a large tow, the first of the season and returned Friday morning with fifteen boats to be loaded with coal.
   The class in dairy husbandry is the earliest in the entire University. It meets every day at 4:45 A. M., and the wonderful part of it is that there has not been a cut all this term.
   The Ithaca Water Works Company have purchased the Van Natta mill property which will be utilized to furnish East Hill with a much-needed supply of water. The preliminary surveys have been made and the company have practically decided to go to the Enfield creek for water. The company estimate that it will cost from $40,000 to $60,000 to continue their mains from Buttermilk creek to Enfield creek and to build the necessary reservoir there. The Van Natta mill property is to be used as a pumping station, water power being considered cheaper than steam. It will cost the company $50,000 to carry out its plans for East Hill in addition to the cost of the water power and pumping stations. In all, the improvements and extensions will cost from $125,000 to $140,000.

To Mothers in This Town.
[Paid Advertisement.]
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