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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, May 22, 1891.

Officers Looking for a Barber.
   Two or three years ago a barber named Kilian Goebel alias Ed Fuller, alias Ed Poight was in the employ of Mr. Henry St. Peter, the popular South Main street tonsorial artist, but suddenly shook the dust of Cortland for other localities.
   Lately he visited Cortland again and Friday last engaged a horse and buggy at Nichols' livery, rear of Mansion House in Homer village, ostensibly for a day's outing at Little York, promising to return in the evening of the same day. He has not been recognized among the citizens of Homer or Cortland since; but a warrant for grand larceny placed in Sheriff Borthwick's hands has resulted in the finding of the horse and buggy at a livery stable in Syracuse where it had been driven at an early hour in the morning while, as stated, the apparent owner went to breakfast. A reward has been offered for the arrest of the man and a description of him has been sent to officials in all directions. He is 6 feet tall, weighs about 140 pounds, light complexion, very light blue eyes, long sharp Roman nose, smooth face, hair cut short, speaks in broken English. Claims to be a K. of P. and tried to work the local lodge.

From Frying Pan into Fire.
   Eugene D. Van Alstyne, a glass worker, residing at 71 Willow street, Ithaca, is reported to be capable of earning good wages at his trade, but the amount credited to him on the pay-roll of the present week will be limited. Tuesday Sheriff Borthwick received a dispatch from Ithaca signed B. Van Alstyne, asking him to arrest the aforesaid and a woman named Cora Golden. The dispatch stated that the pair drove a rangy sorrel team of colts.  The telegram gave no information as to the charge against them and as it did not state that a warrant had been issued for their apprehension, the officers decided to act with caution in the matter of making the arrest.
   Several citizens had seen the rig and about 4:30 policeman Sager, having received a similar dispatch, escorted the twain before police Justice Bull, but as no one present could prefer a charge against them they were discharged. An hour or so later a party arrived from Ithaca with two warrants; one for grand larceny and one for abandonment, and the Sheriff from Ithaca soon located his game in Homer.
   The couple had been crippled momentarily through the setting of a wheel. When the sheriff reached Homer his wards were expostulating to a large audience on the merits of the team and situation. The man was placed in jail until the arrival of police officer J. E. Coy, of Ithaca, who returned with the prisoner Wednesday afternoon.
   A son of Van Alstyne came Wednesday morning for the turnout claiming the property as his own. On the off rear axle was a black platform wheel, the forward wheel being a similar misfit. The cargo of cheese, oyster crackers, half-pound package of cucumber pickles and empty quart bottle forcibly reminded the young man that a genuine old time had transpired, and as he had no particular desire to view the paternal features, under existing circumstances, he at once proceeded to gather up the scattered conveyance, declaring that the old man would have his reception later.
   From the visiting official it was learned that the senior Van Alstyne had just been liberated from a 30 day's confine in jail. The woman started for Ithaca on the first morning train. She was apparently about 25 years of age. The man is near forty.

Slight Blaze in Cortland.
   A run was occasioned by the pulling of [fire alarm] box 333 at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. One line of hose was laid and water turned on before the hose had unreeled, the water forcing an exit from a coupling on the carriage. The cause of the alarm was occasioned by some clothing blowing against a single-tube oil stove in the rooms of Miss Ola Beal and Adda Gillette, second floor of 14 West Court-st. Prompt action saved a serious destruction of property. However something like $100 loss was sustained by the young ladies. No water was thrown into the building by the hose companies. Mr. H. M. Lane's goods were somewhat damaged by smoke and the result of preparation to remove. The stove was thrown out of a window and the fire extinguished.

Teachers Engaged.
   A meeting of the Board of Education was held Monday evening, and among other business transacted the following teachers were engaged for the current school year:
   Mrs. M. A. Rice, Miss Bennett, Miss Hunt, Miss Williams, Miss Snyder, Miss McGowen, Miss Cleary, Miss Knapp, Miss Blackmere, Miss Ada Wallace, Miss Turner, Miss Lyman, Miss Cole, Miss McNamara, and Miss Alger, teacher of music.
   The several teachers have not yet been assigned to position in the public and ward schools.

A Distinguished Visitor.
   Lawrence McCully, Supreme Judge of the Honolulu court of the Hawaiian Kingdom, was in town last Sunday. He was formerly a resident of Oswego county and was a student in the old Cortland academy and came here to visit the scenes of his boyhood's school days. Sunday evening he gave an interesting address at the Congregational church, upon invitation of Dr. Robinson. He is to sail for Europe in a few weeks.—Homer Republican.

   Cortlandville Lodge, No. 470, F. & A. M. will occupy the third story of the new Hopkins block when the same is completed. It is expected that the rooms will be ready for occupancy in September or October. They are to be done off to suit the convenience of the lodge.
   The regular quarterly meeting of the directors of the Cortland Wagon company was held at the company's office, Wednesday. Beside the resident members of the Board Messrs. Shuler, of Amsterdam, Smith, of Fort Plain, and Clarke, of Waterloo, were in attendance. The prospect for the coming quarter is brighter than the past quarter, which has been most satisfactory alike to firm and patrons.

Lewis Carey Killed.
   Last Sunday afternoon, while Will Coon and Lewis Carey, two young men of DeRuyter, were driving on the highway through Quaker Basin, a mile east of DeRuyter, they became involved in a dispute as to who should drive, and during the struggle for possession of the lines which followed, the horse became excited and started off on a run. Coon jumped out, but Carey fell head foremost between the wagon box and wheel, in which position he remained for some rods and was carried around two or three times with the wheel. One shoulder was dislocated and he received internal injuries which caused his death about three hours after the accident, never having regained consciousness. He was a son of Garrison Carey and was 24 years of age. Both of the young men are said to have been considerably under the influence of liquor.
W. C. T. U.
   The Women's Christian Temperance Union of Cortland will hold a public meeting in the Presbyterian church on Sunday, May 24th, at 3:30 P. M., in the interest of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
   A program will be presented describing the work and workers of the world's organization.
   Every one, man or woman, youth or maiden, are cordially invited.

Hospital Notes.
   The Board of Managers ask for donations of furniture for sitting-room, a dining-room table and chairs, a washstand and bureau. Also, carpets for sitting room 14x14 and bed-room 9x10, table crockery, knives, forks, spoons, shades for six windows, wood and coal stoves would be very acceptable at this time as a change of matron June 1 necessitates the procuring of the above named furnishings. Persons desirous of contributing any of the articles may send them directly to the hospital, or if any one of the managers be notified arrangements will be made for obtaining them.
   It is hoped that the list of donations for each month will include gifts of butter, eggs, and vegetables from some of our liberal farmers.
   The progress towards recovery of the two ladies from Homer is most satisfactory. These patients were admitted on May 1 and 3. Dr. E. M. Santee is the attending physician.
   The attention of the traveling public is called to a box marked "Hospital'' placed on the wall opposite the ticket office at the D. L. & W. station. Its object is to gather in the mites of those persons who desire to "lend a hand" in sustaining the hospital.

Y. M. C. A. Notes.
   At the conference held in the First M. E. church parlors last Wednesday evening, there was sufficient funds pledged in addition to what had already been given by the many friends of the Association to warrant carrying on the work for young men. The Ladies' Auxiliary never fail to do their part and this occasion was no exception to the rule. After providing a supper, such as only ladies know how to provide, they pledged themselves for $250 toward the work. The YOUNG MEN in showing their appreciation of the Association, pledged $300, and friends most of whom had given before pledged $265. "The Lord loves a cheerful giver."
   In thanking one young man for his pledge he replied, "Do not thank me but thank the Lord for giving me the heart to give." This is true Christianity, pocket deep.
   F. W. Collins, president of the Association, will address the young men next Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. We hope to see a large attendance at this meeting. All men are invited.
   Next Monday evening the regular monthly meeting of the Association will be held in the Y. M. C. A. parlors, at 8 o'clock. There is business of importance to transact which cannot be done at any other meeting, and only by Association members, such as voting in new members, and receiving appointments of committees, etc.
   All members are requested to be present. Let us have a social time and begin our work in earnest.

   Wednesday forenoon a black horse attached to a top buggy was hitched in front of J. E. Briggs' clothing house, corner Main and Railroad streets, when for the purpose of laying the dust Frank Healey turned the lawn hose directly in front of the horse, causing it to rear, breaking its fastenings, and it made a dash for down town. U. S. express driver Jay DuBois stopped the horse in front of Collins & Daehler's.
   Having some business to transact in Price & Co.'s grocery, the driver of J. H. Parker's team left the same attached to a lumber wagon unhitched in front of the store just before noon. Becoming frightened at something the team ran as far as the corner of North Main and Maple avenue, where one of the horses struck the tree standing close to the electric light pole with such force as to crush in the bones about the left eye. Dr. Baker was called, and expressed the opinion that the injury could be repaired. The team was very well bred. Mr. Parker resides about three miles west of this village.

A 42-star American flag.
A Pleasant Surprise.
   On Tuesday evening last, about 20 members of James H. Kellogg Camp, Sons of Veterans, assembled at the camp rooms, it being their regular meeting night. They were drilled for an hour by Lieutenant McDowell of the 45th Separate Company, who was heartily thanked by the boys at the close.
   During the drill, Comrades Kellogg, Moon and Wheeler of the G. A. R. dropped in, and were gladly and unsuspectingly welcomed, as they are quite often in attendance at the meeting. The camp went into session at the close of the drill, proceeded with the regular order of business, and mustered in a recruit in handsome style.
   Immediately thereafter, comrade H. M. Kellogg was announced by the captain to make a few remarks. He spoke substantially as follows:
   "Brothers of this camp, I am pleased to be with you to-night, and to witness the creditable manner in which the business and muster ceremony have been enacted. I was deeply interested, from the first, in the establishment of a camp of Sons of Veterans in this place. I was present when this camp was installed; and when the members, without previous knowledge or solicitation on my part, chose to bear the name of my son, James H. Kellogg, who died in early manhood, I felt myself bound to them by a still closer tie. I have watched the labors and struggles of the camp from the first, have been glad to aid it when I could, and am rejoiced in its growing prosperity. For a long time, I have been meditating in what way I could, in a manner most acceptable, make known to the camp in a lasting and substantial way the deep interest I feel in its welfare. I have reached a decision on this point and Comrades Wheeler and Moon, who have just retired, will bring before you a testimonial of my regard. (The captain called the camp members to their feet, and the comrades appeared bearing a large, elegant, handsomely mounted silk flag, with gold fringe and the number, name and location of the camp in gilt letters upon its folds.) Brothers of James H. Kellogg camp I take pleasure in presenting to you, in behalf of myself and Mrs. Kellogg, this emblem of your country. I am glad that it bears 42 stars instead of 38 like the one over yonder. May you feel honored to march beneath its shining folds, and may you in turn honor it by your service and deeds of loyalty."
   Every member of the camp was taken entirely by surprise; but, under direction of Captain Chapin, the camp saluted and gave three rousing cheers for the flag. Then the captain proceeded to thank Comrade Kellogg, not only for this splendid token of his esteem, but for his loyalty to the camp in the past, and for his ever ready and generous assistance and wise and timely counsel in seasons of discouragement.
   The Captain was followed by Sgt. Kratzer, past-Captain Sheeley, Lieut. Fenner, Chaplain Sager, Lieut. Edgcomb, and Sgt. Alexander, all of whom in few but heartfelt words conveyed to Comrade Kellogg their sense of appreciation and their sincere thanks. Formal action on the matter will probably be taken at the next meeting.
   The flag is exactly 6 by 6 1/2 feet, which is as large a size as can be conveniently managed on parade, is made of finest material, and is accompanied by a belt and socket and an oilcloth case.
   No organization can boast of a finer flag, and few of a larger or more costly one.
   Not only is the camp to be congratulated, but the citizens of Cortland will have reason to gaze with pride upon the lustrous folds of this starry emblem as it is unfurled to the breezes on memorial day and other public occasions.

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