Wednesday, April 6, 2016


The Cortland Democrat, Friday, December 11, 1891.

   The sick are improving.
   Mrs. Nelson Hall is in Syracuse taking treatment. She is said to be improving.
   We learn there has been a public dog fight in town and a promise of another soon.
   The pie festival at the M. E church last Saturday evening resulted satisfactorily, we learn.
   Mr. Ostrander and family are in town and attended the funeral of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Betsy Green.
   Mr. "Uli Slick" of Little York was in town on Monday, having irons put on his cattle's feet.
   We learn that John B. Cottrell bid off the real estate of Lora Green, advertised under mortgage.
   Rev. B. E. Rogers of Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., has accepted the call of the S. D. B. church here as pastor and will be here next Seventh day to commence his labors.
   The call for taxes is about two weeks sooner than heretofore. What does it mean? We notice the collector don't have to settle with the County Treasurer any sooner than usual.
   The body of Miss. Betsy Green was brought here from Binghamton for burial last Sunday. Funeral services were held in the afternoon at the S. D. B. church, of which she was a member. Rev. Mr. Cowles officiated. Mrs. Green was taken to Binghamton about two years ago for treatment. The previous loss of her husband and financial embarrassment, together with failing health, brought on insanity and she was taken to Binghamton where she died, in the 66th year of her age. She was a seamstress and a hard-working woman. She was of a family of 12 children, only one of which now remains—Mrs. Hiram Babcock. She leaves one child, a son, living here.

   A. B. Raymond goes crippling around from an acute attack of rheumatism.
   At the closing out sale of Fred Corl, his 18 cows brought an average of $22.50.
   Mr. D. T. Bowdish has been for some days in attendance upon his invalid mother at Freetown.
   Last Saturday buyers loaded three cars with cabbage, getting into them nearly 13,000 heads.
   The R. R. Co., have reduced their section force to a winter basis. "Pete" is working four men on three men's time.
   How is a place to grow if the owners of land refuse to put price enough upon it to place the end of a building on? Land could have been sold at the rate of $4,000 per acre a short time ago near the R. R., and waste land at that.
   None of our animals show more gratitude for kind attentions than the oxen for good shoes on their tender feet. "Billy" Babcock of Scott, is the nearest blacksmith that has conveniences for shoeing them. We visited him on Monday and there met our conferee of Scott, en route to the forest gathering a few fagots wherewith to cook his daily rations. They also will keep his fingers warm and nimble while he gives the DEMOCRAT readers the doings and misdoings of that social town. Scott democrats are of the "hard shell" stripe but we always meet some of them when business calls us there, and they are ready for the next fight.
   ULI SLICK. [pen name of local correspondent]

   Mrs. W. E. Minard has returned from a visit to friends in Canada.
   Frank Crofoot, of Cardiff, was the guest of Wooster & Bosworth, Thursday last.
   Mrs. Jane Sexton has gone for a few weeks visit to friends in Salt Lake City, Utah.
   Perry Hazen and wife, of Lyons, N. Y., visited his brother L. A. Hazen, on Brink street, last week.
   Last Wednesday evening John H. Boyd, while shoeing a horse, had the misfortune to be kicked by the beast. His left leg was injured severely.
   J. Warren Hunt has gone on a business trip to Michigan. LeRoy Wilcox has taken his place in the drug store of Hunt & Chapman, until his return.
   Roswell Hinman, an old resident of this town, died at his farm residence on Sherwood street, last Tuesday after a protracted illness. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.
   W. H. Purdy opened a dancing school at Pecks hall on Tuesday evening, with some forty members. Mr. Purdy thoroughly understands the art, and ought to make the school a success.
   The Climax Road Machine Company are making a number of improvements on their premises. The frame addition to their blacksmith shop is erected, and the walls laid for their dry house and also their oil and paint room.
   Geo. W. Ripley, manager of Keator Opera House, Homer, has leased the Marathon Opera House and will run it in connection with the Homer house. He promises Marathon people entertainments worthy of patronage, and whatever troupe comes here will be first-class.

  Arch Stevens is again clerking for O. D. Patrick.
   Leman Knapp, of Apulia, was in town Monday.
   Perry Barker and wife, of Tully, visited at H. J. Bosworth's, Sunday.
   The residents on Maiden Lane rejoice. A new sidewalk has been put down part of the way on that street.
   George Short, of New York, came from that city last week, to superintend the placing of a monument for his father, William Short; also last Monday a fine monument for Steven Patrick was put in place by Frank Wright, of Cortland.
   Adelbert Heath was married in DeRuyter, Dec. 3d, to Miss Cora Austin, of that place. A reception was given the married pair by Mrs. Sarah Heath, the groom's mother. A splendid supper was served in the evening, which was heartily enjoyed by about 20 invited guests.
   It matters little what ways a man takes to get a living, so long as they are honest ones, and if they sometimes lead to a little sport, so much the better. Acting on this theory, John Highmore set out last Saturday in quest of coons. The result of the day's work was 10 coons, which, to say nothing of the fun, were good for $8.

   William Hare is at home again.
   Ross Hare and wife, of Cortland, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Morell Calkins.
   Mrs. B. L. Watson, of Pitcher, spent a part of last week with relatives in this place.
   Russell Brooks commences repairs upon his house this week. James Baker of Solon, does the work.
   Fred Smith is all smiles now because a little girl is stopping at his house since Saturday Dec. 5th.
   The many friends of Mrs. Elbert Wire will be pained to learn that she has suddenly became a raving maniac and that there is little or no hope of her recovering her reason.
   Mrs. A. K. Bennett was summoned to Homer Thursday, on account of the death of her father Harvey Widger, whose death occurred that morning after a protracted and painful illness.
   This community was greatly shocked Thursday, to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Bruce Terrell, which occurred Thursday evening. The supposed cause of death was disease of the heart. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved husband who is so suddenly bereft of a loving companion, and to the little children who are bereft of a mother's care.

   Mr. Thomas Baker visited in Harford, Friday.
   Mrs. Dell Bingham of Tully, was in town Thursday.
   Mr. John Davis spent Monday in Cortland on business.
   Mr. Harlow G. Borthwick of Cortland, was in town Saturday.
   Mrs. Luanda Carter is a guest at her sister's Mrs. John Richardson.
   Mrs. Stella Dickinson has been quite sick. D. K. Allen attends her.
   Mr. Sylvenus Smith attended the funeral of his brother in Fulton, Saturday.
   Mrs. Anna Hall has been visiting her sister in McGrawville the past week.
   Mr. Matthews from Texas Valley, a fruit agent, was in the place Tuesday.
   Mr. John W. Strowbridge and wife [Dr. Lydia Hammond Strowbridge], of Cortland, visited at S. S. Hammond's the first of the week.
   Mrs. Hammond and Mrs. Dart are attending the W. C. T. U. convention at McGrawville, at present writing.
   Mrs. Emma Watrous and children, of Loring Station, are at her father's, Mr. Chauncy Tuttle's, for a few weeks.
   We are glad to welcome Mrs. Bennett once more at her home. She has been spending some months with her sister in McGrawville.
   An interesting discourse by W. H. Ball on Sunday from these words: "And he said unto them, take heed what ye hear," found in Mark 6, 25.
   The Good Templars will have an oyster supper on the 18th of this month at the town hall. All are invited. There will be a program, also a grab bag and many other things to make it interesting and all run on the open communion plan.
   Mrs. Calvin Eaton had a sudden shock of paralysis Tuesday morning. Drs. Reed and Trafford attend her. She is very low and there is but little hopes of her recovery. Her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Bowdish of Little York, is with her and also her sister, Mrs. Green of Willett. Mrs. Gertie Fuller is also caring for the family.

   L. E. Hay is in Michigan for a few weeks.
   Mr. Charles Pierce is at work at the hotel for the winter.
   Mr. Porter Hines goes to Athens to work in the bridge shop with his brother.
   Mr. Samuel Daniels family are sick. Dr. Eastman of Berkshire attends them.
   Mr. Will Wager of Moravia is in town loading baled hay for Mr. DeGroat of Nichols.
   We miss the smiling countenance of Wm. Robinson, who has finished his labors with us and returned to Owego.
   The creamery has closed for the winter, to open again as soon as the spring opens with sufficient amount of milk to start with.
   Mr. Loren Rood has moved to Cortland to live. His son-in-law Mr. Richard Lane, has moved into the house vacated by Mr. Rood.
   Mr. George Fisher of Cortland, was in town on Tuesday looking after the interests of the Cortland Journal. Also the Ithaca Democrat agent was in town the same day looking after the interests of that paper.
   James Kells' horse got loose one night last week and went down [fell] into the basement through the place they put the fodder down. Imagine the surprise to cows at the approach of such feed. It did injure the horse materially.

   Those reported sick are improving.
   Mrs. M. L. Lose is visiting friends at Genoa.
   The fall term of school closed here Saturday last.
   C. F. Bennett was at Syracuse the past week on business.
   The Grange supper failed to materialize on account of the inclemency of the weather.
   The Ladies' Aid Society will meet with Mrs. D. B. Craft Friday evening of this week.
   Mr. David Utley of Blodgett Mills visited his sister, Mrs. F. A. Cushing, Saturday and Sunday.
   Rev. W. H. Robertson and Burdette Hillsinger were in Binghamton last week on business.
   Mr. Dix Hobart's sheep were visited by dogs a few nights ago and three of them were severely bitten, two have died and it is thought the other one will die.

   William Hayes's new barn is completed.
   R. Champlin of Cortland, was in town this week.
   Root Thornton of Cortland has taken possession of the hotel here.
   Miss Helen Maybury has been spending a few days with friends in McGrawville.
   L. Comefort has bought the mail route via Mount Roderick to Truxton, of Bert Johnson.
   Miss Maggie McKendrick. who has been working in Cortland for some time, is home again.
   Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Peet of Fairview, Iowa, who have been visiting here for some time returned home last week.
   Stephen Thornton has leased and moved onto his brother's farm recently vacated by Millett Stewart. Mr. Stewart has moved to the M. C. Bean farm.
   The failure of Corcoran Bros. has been the "nine days' wonder" here. We think it ought not to be a wonder to the people who have been trusted ever since the firm started. The liabilities aside from Mrs. W. Corcoran's claims are not more than $2,000, while there were accounts on the books to the amount of about $1,000. The stock, &c., will be sold next Monday, Dec. 14, to the highest bidder. We hope for the benefit of the next merchant here he will do a strictly cash business.

No Opium in Any Form.
   Cough and croup syrups usually rely upon laudanum or paregoric to relieve a patient. This is injurious. Dr. Hoxsie's Croup Cure cures without it. 50cts.   32-w4.

   The funeral of Jacob Schwartz, Elmira's brightest lawyer, was held Wednesday afternoon. Rabbi Radin, the popular Jewish master of the New York Synagogue or Sanhedrim, officiated at his funeral.
   An average man of fifty has spent 6,000 days, or nearly twenty years, in sleep, and has consumed about 17,000 pounds of bread and 19,900 pounds of meat, washed down with 7,000 gallons of liquids.
   S. S. Randall of Afton, was killed by the cars on Thursday morning last.
   "He is in it." J. I. Soop has been appointed postmaster at Selkirk, Albany county.
   Anthracite coal costs the company, at the mines, only 50 cents a ton or 75 cents placed on the cars.
   The students' ward in the Ithaca hospital has received a gift of $500 from Mrs. Andrew Carnegie.
   A mountain of coal in Wild Horse Valley, Wyoming, has been burning for more than 30 years.
   An electric railroad which will carry both passengers and freight is to be built between Gloversville and Fonda.
   The Broome County Agricultural Society have voted to form a stock company for Fair purposes with $5,000 capital.
   The coal production of the United States is reaching enormous figures, amounting last year to 138,000,000 tons, or over two tons for every man, woman and child in the country.

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