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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, December 4, 1891.

A New York State Sabbath Committee Organized.
   Action was taken at the recent Sabbath Convention held at Utica, November 17th and 18th, to give more efficient expression to the Sabbath keeping sentiment of the State by the formation of a State Sabbath Committee, to be known as the Sabbath Committee of the State of New York and to consist of two members from each County in the State.
   The efforts of the Committee will be directed to unite the influence of existing local organizations and to encourage the formation of others, especially in our large centers of population where anti-Sabbath influences are strongest. The Committee will also oppose legislation unfriendly to the use of the first day of the week for rest and religious uses, by bringing to bear upon the legislature prompt united action of the Sabbath-loving citizens in all parts of the State whenever such legislation is attempted, and seek to secure a better enforcement of existing laws in the interest of Sabbath observance. It will also encourage the holding of public meetings and the dissemination of appropriate literature through local organizations where they exist.
   The Committee was organized by the election of A. A. Robbins, Esq., of Kings Co., as Chairman, C. W. Loomis, Esq., of Broome Co., as Secretary, and Rev. Addis Albro, D. D., of Oneida Co., as Treasurer.

Homer Avenue Church Notes.
   Last Sunday was the first quarterly meeting of the new conference year. The services were conducted by the pastor, as the presiding elder, Rev. U. S. Beebe, was not present. There were thirteen baptized, of whom six were children. Since conference seven persons have united with the church on probation, and four by letter. One hundred and fifty persons partook of the sacrament at the celebration of the Lord's Supper. There was no sermon, the hour being well filled. Sunday school attendance, 192; collection, $1.69.
   The Epworth League prayer meeting, at 6 P.M., was led by Mrs. Ben. Allen. Subject, "Innocent, yet Suffering."—Matt., 5-10.
   Rev. C. E. Hamilton's text in the evening was from Matt, ix, 37-38. "Then saith He unto his disciples, 'the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into his harvest.'" The church was well filled.
   A meeting of the Ladies and Pastors' Aid Society was held at the church, yesterday afternoon.
   The Sunday School Board will meet next Monday evening, to elect officers for the new year. The pastor will preach at South Cortland this evening.

Congregational Church Items.
   Sunday morning Dr. Taylor preached from II Tim., III, 14-15.
   The attendance at Sunday school was 368, collection, $6.55. Dr. Taylor was present at the Young People's meeting, which was led by B. M. Eells, and helped very much by his encouraging words.
   The Rev. Mr. Cassavant, of Tremont, Pa., occupied the pulpit in the evening, preaching an excellent sermon.
   The Y. P. S. C. E. held their regular monthly experience meeting Wednesday evening.
   Friday afternoon the Boys' Band will meet with Myra Norton to work on their scrap books.
   The Woman's Missionary Society of the Congregational church will be held in the church parlors on Friday afternoon, December 4th, at 3 P. M. Officers are to be elected and a full attendance is desired. The social ten cent tea will be served from 5:30 to 7 P. M. All are cordially invited. Strangers especially will be welcomed.

Universalist Church News.
   An invitation from the Unitarian church at Ithaca, for the Universalist church at Cortland to send delegates to join with that church in the installation of their new pastor Rev. John M. Scott, has been received. Daniel Kratzer and L. V. Smith were elected delegates. Rev. H. W. Carr was also present and assisted in the services which took place Dec. 1st and 2nd.
   Tuesday evening the Y. P. S. C. held its monthly meeting in the church parlors. Several new members were admitted. The club has now passed the one hundred membership mark. After a half hour devoted to business, a good musical and literary program was rendered, followed by a light lunch, games.etc.
   Rev. H. W. Carr conducted the funeral services of Edward Wood to-day at Tully. The Ladies' Aid Society give [sic] the regular monthly supper in the church next Wednesday evening. All friends of the church are invited.

   Dryden has decided by 12 majority to have a $20,000 water works system.
   The colored people of this section are to have a dance in Wells' Hall, Christmas Eve.
   There will be a Teachers' Association meeting in Homer, Saturday, Dec. 12th.
   The Cortland Journal issued a weekly edition last week. It was a creditable looking sheet.
   One of the best magazines published is Scribner's. Read the prospectus published in another column.
   Read Collins & Daehler's new advertisement on our eighth page.
   Messrs. G. J. Mager & Co. have something to say about cloaks in their advertisement this week.
   The annual communication of Cortlandville Lodge, F. & A. M., will be held Tuesday evening, Dec. 15th.
   The King's Daughters will meet with Mrs. A. G. Bosworth, 37 Madison street, Saturday afternoon, at 6 o'clock.
   Mr. A. R. Peck is making arrangements to move his Cash Register works to Syracuse. He expects to leave by January 1st 1892.
   Waite's Comedy Company are filling a week's engagement at the Opera House in this place, and are playing to good houses.
   A Turkey raffle will be held at Hayes' saloon, 35 Railroad-st., Saturday evening, at 8 o'clock. Thirty fine turkeys will be put up.
   W. T. Bushby has a pair of elk antlers on his hands that he would like to sell. They came from Wyoming and are a very fine pair.
   W. S. Freer will give a Christmas party at his hall in Higginsville, N. Y., on Thursday evening, Dec. 24th, 1891. Music by Happy Bill Daniels' orchestra. Bill, $1.25.
   A meeting of the Board of Managers of the Hospital Association will be held in the hospital parlor, Monday next, December 7th, at 3 o'clock. There are now three patients receiving care at the hospital.
   Superintendent of the Poor elect Angel proposes to move to the county Alms House on the first of next month and will take personal charge. He will also appoint a keeper. The movement is a commendable one.
   Prof. E. C. Cleaves, of this place, has received an order from the Leland Stanford University at Palo Alto, Cal., for 150 of his patent folding drawing and study tables, which he is having manufactured in this village.
   At a meeting of the creditors of Theodore Stevenson, held in this village, last Friday, it was decided that his property could be disposed of if an extension was granted him, so as to pay his creditors in full and leave a surplus of upwards of $20,000.
   Mr. A. T. Dickinson has purchased the store at Messengerville. Mr. Dickinson conducted the store for several years and enjoyed a large patronage. We have not learned what the plans of Mr. J. O. Seamans, the former proprietor, for the future are.
   The W. C. T. U. meeting of Saturday last was well attended. The report of the World's Convention, given by Miss S. E. Collins, was closely listened to and highly commended. It is to be regretted that all who are interested in temperance work were not present.
   At about 10.30 Wednesday evening, a barn belonging to Mr. E. J. Montague, who resides on the west road to Little York, and about one mile north of Homer village, was discovered to be on fire. It burned to the ground. Loss partly covered by insurance.
   Corcoran Bros., general merchants of Solon, have made an assignment to Byron H. Randall, of McGrawville, for the benefit of their creditors. On the 18th ult., they confessed judgment to Theresa A. Corcoran for $1,733.37 and William Corcoran for $117.25.
   Edward Wood, one of the old residents of Tully, died at his home, Tuesday morning. Mr. Wood was nearly 82 years of age, and had been seriously ill but a few days. The services will be conducted Thursday at his late home by Rev. H. J. W. Carr, pastor of the Universalist church in this town.
   Mr. C. H. V. Elliott, who has had charge of Brown & Maybury's branch store for several years past, has purchased an interest in Fitz Boynton's drug store, and will take possession about January 1st. Mr. Elliott is a very competent man. and has a host of friends who will wish him success in the venture.
   The King's Daughters are making arrangements to hold an oyster supper and sale of aprons and fancy articles during the second week in December. Every member or friend, who is willing to do so, is requested to make and contribute some article for this purpose. An excellent opportunity will be afforded the public to select choice Christmas gifts and at the same time aid a worthy cause, as the proceeds are to be devoted to local charity.

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