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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, October 2, 1891.

   Hon. Rufus T. Peck has presented an American flag to the Republican League club. Possibly this is made of American tin.
   Frank A. Bickford, of the telephone exchange at Cortland, was in town on Saturday, and made arrangements looking to the putting in of a line from Cortland into Marathon. Wires will be placed on the poles of the Long Distance company from Virgil, and a loop run into this village from Lapeer. The added convenience of a telephone service to the northward, will be of great value. By the new line Marathon will be able to talk with Cortland, Syracuse. Auburn, Utica, and intermediate towns, and by transfer in Cortland, with New York, Philadelphia or Boston. The company should have no difficulty in securing the necessary right of way and franchise.
   Employes [sic] of the U. S. Express Company now wear uniforms furnished by the company.
   Circulars having anything filled in with a rubber stamp must now be prepaid as first-class matter.—Ex.
   H. B. Johnston will run a traveling fish market commencing to-day, to meet the wants of his many customers.
   Remember the date for New York's greatest orator, Thomas Dixon, Jr., in the Y. M. C. A. course, Jan. 20th.
   H. B. Johnston has sold his fish market on North Main-st., to Mr. Erving Stevens, who will conduct the same hereafter.
   Ground will be broken at Camden about October 1st, for the extension of the E., C & N. to Watertown.—DeRuyter Gleaner.
   The State Convention of Universalists will be held in Auburn Oct. 6, 7 and 8. A number of Cortland Universalists will attend.
   Mr. N. J. Smith, of East Virgil, was tossed in the air by a Jersey bull he was leading last week. He had a narrow escape from serious injury.
   A meeting of the stock-holders of the Blodgett's Mills union will be held at the milk depot at Blodgett's Mills, Wednesday, October 14th, at 1 o'clock P. M.
   Jere Johnson, the famous New York auctioneer, will sell several hundred choice city lots at auction in Syracuse, next Monday. See advertisement in another column.
   L. R. Lewis has been awarded the contract for roofing the new factory of the Cortland Box Loop company. Lew says he will use nothing but the best American tin upon the job.
   The Kirkwood Driving Park, Syracuse, will hold a meeting next week, Oct. 6th, 7th and 8th. A very large list of entries have been made, and there are some excellent horses on the list.
   The Cortland Door and Window Screen Company have commenced the erection of a new two-story building on the south side of their present works. The building will be 45x100 feet. Mr. R. H. Finn has the contract.
   The regular meeting of the Women's Christian Temperance Union will be held at the rooms over Collins' store, on Saturday, Oct. 3d, at 2:30 P. M. Consecration service from 2:30 to 3 P. M. All ladies are cordially invited.
   Dr. Fred I. Stacy, son of Wm. Stacy, of Harford, died suddenly last spring. A week or two ago his only child was taken away, and on Saturday his widow died at her home in Union. Thus, in a few short weeks, an entire family has passed away.
   Tuesday evening, at a special meeting of the village board, the resignation of Mr. George A. Crossman as janitor of the city hall and firemen's headquarters was accepted. Mr. Frank M. Samson, of Hitchcock Hose, No. 6, was appointed to the position.
   Sneak thieves stole a hammock from H. M. Whitney's porch recently and Mrs. Silas Sherwood lost a carpet taken from her veranda about the same time. Thieves also entered the residence of Mr. M. Eastman, on Greeubush-st., a few days since, and stole $8 in cash.
   If a stranger calls on you, says an exchange, and after asking to see your sewing machine takes out the shuttle and puts it in his pocket, refusing to give it up unless the owner pays for an alleged infringement on the patent, handle him without gloves. It is a late swindle that is being successfully worked in many localities.
   One of the very best newspapers that comes to our desk is the Binghamton Republican. It gives complete Associated Press dispatches and contains an excellent and readable variety of local news from surrounding counties. The paper is well conducted in all respects, and is furnished for the very low price of 25 cents per month, or $3.00 per year. The price must be ruinous to the publishers, but it finds great favor with the general reader.

Y. M. C. A. Notes.
   Owing to the annual session of the M. E. Conference at this place, the cottage prayer meeting for the week will be omitted. The young men may rest assured of an interesting and profitable hour on Sunday next at 4 o'clock, as one or more of the visiting pastors at the Conference is expected to be present and address the meeting. Let all come.
   Many of our members with their friends availed themselves of the privilege of the reception and entertainment given in the rooms on the evening of Sept. 23. The programme consisted of vocal and violin solos by Messrs. Coles and Darby, with Burt Bentley as piano accompanist. Mr. A. M. Taylor of New York city greatly delighted his audience by three appearances with humorous recitations and impersonations. A "grape eat" concluded the evening's enjoyment.
   The fact that the average attendance at the 4 o'clock meetings on Sunday has been 58, for the month of September, is evidence of a deep interest in our work on the part of the young men. Our prospectus of the coming season's work is out and ready for distribution. It contains full particulars in regard to courses of entertainment for the winter, as well as many other "points worth knowing." Every young man who has not already received a copy, should call at the Secretary's office and receive one.

Women's Auxiliary.
   At a regular meeting of the Women's Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. of Cortland, held at the Y. M. C. A. parlors on Thursday, Sept. 17, the following letter was read:

Mrs. C. F. Brown, Secretary of Women's Auxiliary of the Cortland Y. M. C. A.
   I hereby sever my connection with the Women's Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. of Cortland. In doing so, I desire to thank the ladies for the uniform kindness and courtesy shown to me as president; and in the future I shall cherish most pleasant memories of the auxiliary and of its work. That many years of prosperity and glorious results achieved await the Y. M. C. A. and this auxiliary in this town is the hope of your co-worker for Christ.
   Thousand Island Park, August 24, 1891.
   This resignation was accepted with sincere regret and the following resolutions have been adopted:
   WHEREAS, On account of the removal of Mrs. Helen K. Hoose to another town, we lose a valuable member and a very efficient president, and
   WHEREAS, The success of this auxiliary is due in a large measure, to her well-directed efforts, therefore it is
   Resolved, That we hereby tender our heart-felt thanks for all her wise counsels and able management.
   Resolved, That as she goes to her new home, she has our tender love and our fervent prayers for her future comfort and prosperity.
   Resolved, That the foregoing be recorded in the minutes of the society, published in the Cortland papers and a copy sent to Mrs. Hoose.

Notice of Sale under Innkeepers Lien. [Ad.]
   Notice is hereby given that we, the undersigned, will sell at public auction on Saturday, October 17, 1891, at 2 o’clock P. M., at the hotel known as the American House, No. 14 Main street in Cortland village, N. Y., the following personal property: Two double-page Cabinet Picture Albums with plush covers, and one large illustrated double-clasp family bible. The same being the present property of Samuel Eagan. Said sale is made by virtue of an Inkeeper's lien we have on said property.
   Dated, October 2, 1891.
   JOHN F. DOWD. (28w2)

Notice of Dissolution. [Ad.]
To all whom it may concern:
   Notice is hereby given that the firm of Hopper Brothers, doing business at 51 Main street, Cortland, N. Y., have dissolved partnership, and that the business will be hereafter carried on by C. A. Hopper, as sole owner, and he will assume all the indebtedness of the said firm and to him all accounts may be paid.
   Dated August 21st, 1891. (23tf.)

   A very pleasant company of seventy-five gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bristol, on Sept. 17th, to witness the marriage of their daughter, Georgie, to Mr. Fred Lampman of Cortland. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Hamilton, of the Homer Ave. Methodist church, of Cortland. At half past one the curtains were drawn, the lamps were lighted, and while Mrs. Addie McMahon played the wedding march the bridal party entered the parlor and under an arch of evergreens and flowers the happy couple were made one. The best man was Mr. N. Holcomb, of Cortland, and the bridesmaid Miss Addie Stone. After congratulations elegant refreshments were served, and the bride and groom, amid a shower of rice, entered a hack and were driven to the depot to take the half past three train for Penn Yan. The presents were very nice, a few of which I will name: half doz. knives and forks, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Tompkins; pickle castor, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hull; half doz. knives, Mr. and Mrs. John Lancing; pickle caster, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Dunham; water set, [Bernice] Sheerar; ice cream set, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Benham; fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Mineah; table cloth and napkins, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bristol; sugar spoon and butter knife, C. W. Wilkins; fruit knives and nut picks, Andrew McMahon; pickle fork, Miss Addie Hull; half doz. knives, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Price; teaspoons, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. McMahon; one-half dozen teaspoons, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence; tablespoons, Mr. and Mrs. Lanning; cake basket, Mr. K. Holcomb and lady; two napkin rings, John Bristol; pickle caster, Mr. and Mrs. Rodolph Price; one doz. napkins, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Maiser; cheese dish, salt and pepper box, Delia Bristol; night lamp and plush quilt, Delia Bristol; dinner set of 112 pieces, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Bristol; Rochester lamp, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Morehead; half doz. fancy napkins, S. E. Thompson.
   TOPSY. [pen name of local correspondent.]
   Miss Ella Van Marter was home last week on account of illness.
   Mr. and Mrs. Morgan of Ohio are visiting her aunt, Mrs. M. A. Hull.
   Mr. Charles Fox was taken sick last week and carried to his home in Homer.
   Rev. and Mrs. Beman of Sempronius attended the meeting at the Baptist church last Friday evening.
   Misses Etta and Hattie Van Buskirk, Hattie Pearsall and Alice Good were home from Cortland last Saturday and Sunday.
   Rev. Mr. Payne delivered his farewell address at the Baptist church last Sunday evening. There has been a number of conversions during the meetings and the intent has been good. Rev. W. G. Hull and a brother of Rev. W. Warren have assisted in the meetings. Mr. Payne expects to go to Truxton.
   Rev. W. G. Hull preached his farewell sermon at the Congregational church last Sunday evening, from the text, "My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Mr. Hull came to Summer Hill while he was a student a little over three years ago, and has made many friends during his stay there. He is a talented, earnest and practical preacher, and we wish him success wherever he goes.

   The sick are all better.
   Mrs. Sarah Allen is visiting her niece in Lapeer.
   At the ball play on Saturday the Freetown boys got beat.
   Mr. Green and wife of Willett visited at Frank Eaton's Friday.
   Mr. Clarence Craft of Homer is a guest at Mrs. Phebe Smith's.
   S. S. Hammond and wife visited relatives in Hamilton the past week.
   Mr. Win. Bates and wife have been visiting in Dryden the past week.
   Miss Grace Meachem of Marathon is a guest at Arthur Dickinson's.
   At the crazy social the receipts of the evening was over three dollars.
   Mrs. John Moon of Marathon was at her son Nelson's the most of last week.
   Mrs. Lucetta Isaac of McGrawville is a guest at her father's, Mr. Metzgar.
   Mrs. Fletcher Butman was a guest at her brother's, Mr. J. Christler, recently.
   Hon. A. A. Carley and wife of Cortland were calling on friends in town Friday.
   Mr. Edgar Warren of Smithville was visiting his daughter, Mrs. John Grant, Saturday.
   Miss Minnie Shepherd of Bridgport is a guest at her uncle's, Mr. T. Shepherd, at present writing.
   Our store is prospering finely; a constant supply of new goods which are to be sold cheap as the cheapest.
   Mr. John Monroe of Solon and Miss Helen Monroe of McGrawville visited at Charles Monroe's the first of the week.
   Mr. Earnest Lamphere of New York, formerly of this place, is back shaking hands with old-time friends. Earnest says New York is the place for him yet awhile.
   Mrs. Mary Borthwick and her son Duke, of Cortland called on her sister, Mrs. S. Dickinson, Sunday.
   Rev. Fred Knight preached to a large congregation from these words, "And if I be lifted up from the earth will draw all men unto me." To-morrow he goes to Conference. His friends gave him a surprise visit at the parsonage Saturday evening, as it was his birthday, and left him ten dollars and seventy-five cents as a token of their esteem.

   Will Angel of Cortland, N. Y., was in town over Sunday.
   Mrs. Burt Conger of Buffalo, N. Y., is visiting friends in town.
   Miss Gussie Adams left for New York Monday to complete her musical education.
   Chas. E. Van Brocklin, Democratic nominee for sheriff, was in town Tuesday looking over the political field.
   Burgess & Brink are nearly ready to commence manufacturing cider. An enormous crop of apples will make cider cheap.
   The political pot begins to boil, but the main drive in this section seems to be district attorney. If it depended on this town the result would be exceedingly close.
   Wm. Esmay, an old and esteemed resident of Marathon, was taken with a paralytic stroke on Monday evening last. When discovered he was lying in his chicken park.
   A little flurry of excitement was occasioned on Monday evening, owing to an alleged elopement of a young man named Diver with a girl named Osborn. They took the evening train for Binghamton.
   The chicken-pie social held in the Baptist church parlors on Tuesday evening was a success financially. Speeches were made by Rev. Messrs. Briggs, Richards and Ordway and also by A. G. Smith interspersed by musical selections.
   The long distance telephone company, whose line is located about one and one-half miles west of the village, have decided to connect this place with a branch from the main line. One of the company was here last week and the office will probably be located in the Tarbell block.
   Residents of Brink street are greatly annoyed by horses which are allowed to run loose in the street. It seems as though our laws were ample to compel recognition. If they were driven to the pound a few times and the owners compelled to pay smart money, it would prevent the lawlessness of many.
   Rev. Mr. Richards preached his farewell sermon at the Baptist church on Sunday evening last. The church was filled with a highly appreciative audience. The I. O. of O. F. turned out in a body in honor of the occasion, and to show their appreciation of the departing pastor who is a member of the society. Mr. Richards leaves in a few days to take charge of his new parish at Plattsburgh, N. Y. In the meantime the society will be without a pastor.

   Crofoot is making sweet cider now.
   Fly catching is the order of the day in Preble.
   Potatoes are rotting badly and no sale for them.
   Threshing machines have taken possession of our town.
   A Mr. Nickols is going to start a pool room in the Diff stand.
   Mr. Haight of the Syracuse Courier was in town last week.
   They are shipping apples at 20 cents for 100 lbs., and getting plenty.
   Fred Van Hoesen of the Custom House is building a new barn on his farm here.
   David Fox's boy fell from a horse Tuesday of this week and was quite badly hurt, but no bones broken.
   Smith Conine of East Hill fell from an apple tree last Saturday and was hurt quite badly across the back.
   Davis, the harness maker, has an auction Thursday of this week and proposes to make everybody happy if they will bid.
   Summer has set in and some farmers are troubled for water. Wells are going dry and unless we get rain soon there will be a water famine.

   Wm. Baldwin's hotel barn is nearly completed.
   John Miller, Jr., has reeled John McCarthy's farm.
   Miss Jennie Lillis has gone to Buffalo to attend school.
   Miss Ann Dwyer and Mrs. Kate Madden are visiting their mother, Mrs. Catherine Dwyer.
   Albert Pierce and wife of Montclair, N. J., James McKevitt and wife, Henry Severance and wife of Michigan, and Peter Weber of Wisconsin are in town,
   The 7th of Oct. will be a re-union of the 76th N. Y. Vol. at this place and a good time is expected. This regiment disputes with the 56th Pa. over the honor of firing the first volley at the battle of Gettysburg. We presume there was little difference in the time as the two regiments came into line almost simultaneously.
   Quite an interesting game of ball was played here between the East Homer and Truxton clubs, resulting in a score of 19 to 2 in favor of the Truxton nine. The East Homer club has played some good games this season but last Saturday it was plain they were over matched. The special features of the game were a left-handed liner by Kenney, a home run by Twentyman, the fine catching by Peckham and the fine playing of young Beattie.
   Newton Tully has been for two days threshing the Woodmancy crop of buck wheat on the Markham farm.
   Colwell Clark has recovered so as to come down town as usual. He is enthusiastic for Flower and the county ticket.
   Melvin Pratt was absent a portion of last week at Kingston to answer in a suit for maladministration of his judicial duties.
   Last week all the newly erected silos were filled. Most of the owners had corn left over and regret not having built them larger.
   During the past hot days the Raymond house has been well occupied by persons desiring to keep cool and at the same time get a square meal.
   Married—At the residence of the bride's parents, Henry Gates, Sept. 27th, Miss Nellie Gates and Arthur Dorman of Tully. Rev. Forward of Homer officiated.
   From the continued dry spell many farms are short in their water supply who have usually a great plenty. Hill farms usually short are now entirely destitute.
   W. T. Perkins was taken ill at his boarding place, Charles Gillett's, last Tuesday, with typhoid pneumonia. Under the treatment of Dr. R. A. Goodell he is recovering.
   D. W. Van Hoesen broke out their first car load of ice last week. It went to Apulia. We learn that they have sold 500 tons to a Binghamton firm. Their ice has kept very fine.
   E. J. Olmstead with his wife and daughter moved from Otisco last spring into a part of H. W. Blashfields' sawmill house. A son-in-law also occupied the nearby tenent house. About two weeks ago all the Olmstead family and a child of the son-in-law's were taken violently sick. The case became notorious from the number of doctors who visited them and their sensational reports. The old gentleman died and from that time Health Office, Webb, took charge of the cases, furnishing  nurses, and now they all seem in a fair way of recovering. During the excitement, Blashfield called Dr. Goodell to examine the sanitary condition of the premises at his own expense. Nothing was found to justify the stories put in circulation and subsequent events forced the correctness of that opinion.

   Mr. Clarence Craft spent last Sunday at Freetown, presumably in the company of his best girl.
   Miss Estella Gilbert, of Homer, has been visiting for a few days at Mr. and Mrs. John Henry's.
   Rev. W. H. Robertson in the year he has been with us has buried 21 persons and married 13 couples.
   Our boys crossed bats with Truxton Saturday last and were hugely done up. Score 22 to 2 in Truxton's favor.
   Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Hoag, of Eaton, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Walters the fore part of the week.
   The grangers and their families had a feast at their hall Friday evening of last week. Every one enjoyed it hugely.
   The ball game at Homer, Thursday of last week between Homer and East Homer resulted in a score of 1 to 0 in favor of Homer.
   Rev. W. H. Robertson will attend the M. E. Conference at Cortland the present week. That he may be returned to us again is the wish of the entire community.
   Died—At East Homer, Sept. 26th, of pneumonia, Leon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Seacord, aged 7 years. Leon was a manly little fellow and struggled heroically for four weeks but at last had to succumb to the dread disease. The afflicted parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

   Mrs. Oscar of Cortland is spending a week with her daughter, Mrs. Fred Gaylord.
   Cutler had the misfortune to lose his best cow recently. He found her with her neck broken.
   Mr. Leonard Coon and wife of Allegany county have been visiting friends and relatives in town.
   Charley Edwards of this town was buried at Cortland last week. He died of consumption. Aged 21 years.
   We understand that Henry Brown has taken a deed of the Colwell place here and will move his family there soon.
   Rev. J. A. Platts recently made Scott a flying visit on the way to his charge at Leonardsville, Madison county. His wife stopped off at Elmira.
   Wm. Jenks, who has been serving time at Auburn, undeservedly as all about here believe, was released recently and is at the home of his father in this town.
   Old Mrs. Grinnell of this town died on Monday at the home of her son, Perry Grinnell. Buried at Borodino on Wednesday. She had been ill for a long time.
   As Willie Blunden was driving down Main street with a two-horse lumber wagon, accompanied by F. M. Hazard, one horse began to kick and kicked over the neap and the boy dropped the lines and rolled out. Mr. Hazard succeeded in getting hold of one line only and this pulled them straddle a shade tree and prevented a more serious runaway. One whiffletree and several bits of harness were the only damage.

Stephen J. Field.
Scholar on the Bench.
   Justice Field is the scholar of the Supreme [Court] bench. Besides his Greek and Latin he is thoroughly versed in modern Greek and Turkish and can converse fluently in French and Italian. His library is one of the finest in Washington, and he himself is probably the most interesting man in public life at the capital. His extensive travels, combined with his long experience of life and his wide reading, make him a most agreeable and entertaining companion. In personal appearance he is tall, with a somewhat stooping figure and a large head that looks like Shakepeare's.

Look Out For Them.
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