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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, May 8, 1891.

An Interesting Session Held in Marathon—The Proceedings in Full.
   The Teachers' Institute for the First Commissioner district convened at Marathon, May 4th, 1891.
   Promptly at 2 P. M. the session was called to order by Commissioner Stillman.
   Conductor Henry A. Sanford, conducted the devotional exercises, and Miss Fisher led the singing.
   The first roll call showed an attendance of nearly one hundred.
   The real work of the Institute now began. Prof. Sanford ably considered the question of "The Teachers' Preparation."
   The last hour was occupied by the Conductor in the discussion of "The Teachers' Share of the Class Work."
   Monday evening the time was devoted to "Social" and "Teachers Association" work.
   Tuesday morning Rev. S. Ordway conducted the devotional exercises, while Miss Bouton and Miss Fisher presided over the singing.
   Prof. Sanford continued the subject "The Teachers' Share in Class Work."
   After recess Mrs. J. W. Hunt brought forward a class in "Primary Reading," consisting of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. The exercises was [sic] greatly enjoyed by all and should inspire in each teacher ambition to excel.
   "Primary Number" was next discussed by the Conductor.
   The first hour of the afternoon was taken by Principal U. G. Weatherly in a familiar talk with the teachers on "Specialties in the Teaching Profession."
   Prof. Sanford then gave a practical lesson in "Grammar."
   Prof. A. P. Chapin of Rochester is in attendance this afternoon, and the teachers are anticipating with pleasure the good things he is sure to have in store for them.
   Dr. S. J. Sornberger, of the Cortland Normal School, gave an interesting and instructive talk on "How to Teach Elementary Physics," which was illustrated with apparatus.
   At 7:30 the teachers met in Peck's Hall to listen to Dr. Sornberger. His subject "Alaska" was made doubly interesting by the aid of his stereoptican views.
   Wednesday.—The session promises to be one of unusual interest, as we have with us Commissioners Lusk of Broome, Knapp of Tompkins, Coon of Cortland [2nd district--CC editor], and Keating of Madison.
   In the evening Prof. Sanford gave the lecture.
   Commissioner Stillman is sparing no pains to make this the most successful of his ever successful Institutes. Alive himself, he is an inspiration to his teachers.

New Railroad into the Woods.
   ALBANY, May 5.—A certificate of incorporation of the Mohawk & Adirondack railroad was filed in the Secretary of State's office to-day. This is the first railroad to be incorporated under the railroad law taking effect May 1. The road is to be of standard gauge, from Poland to Herkimer, running thence by the most feasible route to Malone, Franklin county, which place will be its termini. The length of the road will be about 150 miles and it will run through the counties of Herkimer, Oneida, Lewis, Hamilton, Warren, Essex, St. Lawrence and Franklin.
   The capital stock of the company is $1,500,000. The board of directors for the first year are: Seward Webb, C. D. Flag, Frank C. Smith, Henry G. Gorin, Arthur H. Godfrey, James Eagan, Charles Lincoln and William L. Carden, all of New York city. The subscribers to the capital stock are C. E. Taylor, H. A. Quackenbush and John Yager of New York city, who with each of the directors take 100 shares each.

[Paid Advertisement.]
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   Howorth's Hibernica in the Opera House, Saturday evening.
   Maher Bros. have an attractive advertisement on this page.
   Barnum & Bailey's great show will exhibit in Binghamton, May 23d.
   Hotel Burns has been much improved by the application of paint to the exterior and interior.
   The Normals will play the Syracuse High School nine, on the fair grounds, Saturday afternoon.
   The Health officer makes the following report for this village for April: Births, 12; deaths, 12; marriages, 3.
   The new time table, which went into effect on the S. & B. road last Monday, will be found on our second page.
   The King's Daughters will meet on Saturday afternoon, with Mrs. Mark Brownell, on Greenbush St., at 3 P. M.
   The telephone in the police office is proving to be a wise and convenient addition to the property of that department.
   Mr. Frank Bates has taken possession of the Commercial hotel on Church street, and will conduct the same hereafter.
   The contract for building the new grand stand on the Driving Park has been awarded to Robert H. Finn, of this village.
   Mr. Edward Riley has opened a restaurant in the new building recently erected by Mr. Alex. Gerrard, on Railroad street.
   Mr. W. D. Cloyes has just received an invoice of very handsome bicycles of the very latest and most approved patterns.
   Read Wallace & Co.'s new advertisement on this page. Their sales of wall paper this season has been unprecedented.
   S. L. Wright, the boot and shoe dealer of this village, quotes some very low figures in his new advertisement on another page.
   A full and correct account of the sad death of Effie Rowe will be found in our East Homer correspondence, on eighth page.
   Wilson & Van Tuyl, dealers in hardware in Homer, are making arrangements to move their stock of goods to Jamestown, N. Y., on the 1st of July next.
   The Sunday School Association of the churches of Scott, Preble and Homer, held its quarterly meeting in the Congregational church in Homer, Tuesday.
   A room has been partitioned off the southwest corner of the police chamber for use in jury cases, and may be occupied as an office by poormaster W. W. Gale.
   Mr. John O'Connor will give a Decoration party at the Truxton House in Truxton, on Friday evening, May 29th, 1891. Music by Butterfield's full orchestra. Full bill, $1.25.
   Several small white elm trees are being set in front of Mr. William R. Randall's residence to replace the large shade trees destroyed by the cyclone of '90 and others soon to be cut down.
   On Friday evening, May 29th, Mr. J. H. May will give a Decoration party at the Owego Valley House in Harford Mills, N. Y. Music by Happy Bill Daniels' full orchestra. Full bill $1.50.
   Tuesday of the present week six jobs were shipped to the Buffalo Carrette Co. from the factory of the Cortland Omnibus and Cab Company. This line of vehicles is increasing in popularity in the larger cities.
   Mr. D. R. Thornton has given up the job of carrying the mail between the post office and the S. & B. station, and Mr. John Garrity, who has served in that capacity for the last 20 years, is doing the work.
   During the month of April the mail carriers collected 40,058 letters, 13,000 postals, 15,119 papers and packages, and delivered 174 registered letters, 66,435 ordinary letters, 15,510 postals and 44,043 papers and packages. Total, 194,411.
   A trip about town reveals the fact that several of Cortland's citizens are removing the large trees in and about their residences, thereby permitting the inflow of sunlight and better circulation of the atmosphere. Possibly the belief that dense foliage is not essential to the welfare of a large and growing town is enjoying an accession of converts.
   At the meeting of the Village Board, held last Monday evening, the question of retaining Geo. Crossman as janitor of Firemen's hall came up, and all the trustees, except C. H. Price, voted to keep him in the office. Three new fire hydrants were ordered placed as follows: One on East Main street, to be located 500 feet from Main; one on Maple avenue, 500 feet east from Woodruff, and one at the corner of Madison and Halbert streets.

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