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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, January 15, 1892.


   There is a large attendance at the Teachers' Institute In Homer this week. 
   A fox chase for a prize of $15 will take place at Solon to-morrow.
   Daily rehearsals are in progress by those who are to take part in the Kirmess.
   Hollister's hardware store, on Railroad street, was opened for business on Monday.
   Last Sunday morning the thermometer registered from 18 to 27 degrees below zero in this village.
   The Kirmess will be worth seeing. It will undoubtedly be the event of the season. Don't miss it.
   The Ladies' Normal Debating Club will give its twelfth public exercises in the chapel of the Normal next Monday evening.
   The Cortland Wheel Club declined to accept Dr. Santee's resignation as President, and he was induced to withdraw the same.
   C. E. Millan of Cortland had his right hand terribly crushed while coupling cars at Oneida, Thursday. Amputation is feared.—DeRuyter Gleaner.
   The King's Daughters will meet with Mrs. W. P. Robinson, No. 11 Reynold's Ave., Saturday, Jan 16th, at 2:30 P. M. A full attendance is requested.
   The [Cortlandville] Town Board has appointed Walter Angel and Eli J. Colegrove to be constables in place of John Miller, elected Sheriff, and Capt. J. W. Strowbridge, resigned.
   A "chicken dispute" between Cortland and Elmira birds took place last evening at Etna. The main [prize or premium] was for $300. The result could not be ascertained at the hour of going to press.
   A housekeeper says if a mackerel is put into vinegar and allowed to remain overnight the bones of the fish will be so softened that one would not know there were ever any in it. It is an experiment worth trying.
   Superintendent of the Poor Angel has appointed Dr. Jerome Angel, of this village, to be physician to the County Alms House. The inmates are to be congratulated on having two guardian Angels for their protection.
   Mr. W. Henry Hall will give a leap year party at his hotel in Virgil, N. Y. on Friday evening, Feb. 12th, 1892. Music by Talbot & Palmer's orchestra. Full bill, $1.50. This will be a rare opportunity for the girls, of which they will doubtless avail themselves.
   The annual report of the Cortland County Patrons' Fire Relief Association shows an insurance in force December 31, 1891, of $1,228,176.00, which has been carried for the past year at an expense of only $2,502.25. There has been a satisfactory increase of business the past year.—Marathon Independent.
   The grocery store of Geo. F. Jones, of Homer, was closed last Monday, he having filed a bill of sale for $1,800 in the Town Clerk's office in favor of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Emily Eggleston. On the same day he confessed judgment in her favor for $500. It is said that these amounts represent money loaned to Jones when he went into business.
   The girl that has secrets from her mother has something she would be better off without. But some mothers are to blame if their daughters do not confide in them. They never seek to win the confidence of their children. They cannot realize that their little girl has become a woman, and they treat her as if she were yet a little child, when she has passed the spot where brook and river meet.
   The 45th Separate Company will hold their annual prize drill and dance in the armory in this village, Monday evening, January 25th, 1892. The drill will be according to the new regulations, and will be well worth witnessing. Full bill, including supper at the Messenger House, $2.00. Dance tickets, $1. Admission to prize drill, 25 cents. Ladies free. Music by Daniels' full orchestra. This will be one of the most enjoyable entertainments of the season.
   Mr. A. R. Peck, who has conducted the boot and shoe business for several years past in the Squires block, has sold his stock of goods to Messrs. Seamans & Baker, who have taken possession. Mr. Baker has had charge of the store for Mr. Peck for several years, and understands the business thoroughly. Mr. Seamans formerly resided in Syracuse and comes highly recommended as a gentleman and business man. The new firm will keep a fine line of goods which will be offered to the public at very reasonable prices.
   Mr. J. R. Clary, special correspondent for the New York papers from this place, is sharply called down in this week's Homer Republican for the misstatements contributed to the Tribune in reference to the late David H. Hannum. The Republican says: "From beginning to end this dispatch does not state one fact accurately, not even the date of his death. The statements that he was regarded as wealthy, that he was a 'sporting man,' that he owned the finest home in this village, etc., are all the veriest [sic] fabrications." Such news sells, however, and we presume that is all the interest there is in the business for Mr. Cary.
   The Sons of Veterans are to give an entertainment in Good Templars' Hall, Thursday evening, January 21st. The drama ,entitled, "A Box of Mischief," will be rendered by local artists.
   J. H. May, proprietor of the Owego Valley House in Harford Mills, will give a Washington's Birthday party at his hotel on Friday evening, Feb. 19th, 1892. Daniels' orchestra of six pieces will furnish the music. Full bill, $1.25.
   James Fairchild. a rather wayward youth, imbibed rather freely on Wednesday and threatened to thrash his mother. A neighbor promptly notified Officer Goldsmith who arrested him, and Thursday morning Justice Bull sent him to the Onondaga Penitentiary for ninety days.
   On the 29th of January at 5 P. M., the fifth competition for a $100 tuition certificate will be held at the Utica Conservatory of Music. Competitors must be under 10 years of age, and able to read music and play on the piano. Names of competitors must be received before January 27th.
   Although tin weather was unpropitious and the walks icy, forty couples were present at the party given by the members of J. L. Lewis Lodge I. O. O. F. Wednesday evening. Refreshments were served in the lodge rooms and a merry time was the result. The music was furnished by the Lodge orchestra. The party broke up at 3 A. M.
   The explosion of two oil lamps in the rooms of the Fraternal Guardian Society, over Burgess & Bingham's store, Wednesday night, came rear causing a serious fire. The janitor had closed the rooms and was about to leave when he heard the explosion. The blaze was extinguished before much damage was done.

Hitchcock Manufacturing Company.
   The stockholders of the Hitchcock Manufacturing Company held their annual meeting in the company's office last Tuesday afternoon and elected three directors, viz., C. B. Hitchcock, Harrison Wells, F. B. Hitchcock. At a meeting of the board same day the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
   President—C. B. Hitchcock.
   Treasurer—F. B. Hitchcock.
   Secretary—H. L. Gleason.
   Treasurer—C. C. Hitchcock.

Marathon Grange.
   At the meeting of Marathon Grange held on Saturday evening last, the following officers were installed by W. E Hunt, installing officer:
   Master —Samuel Hammond Jr.
   Overseer—S. S. Stanley.
   Lee—Mrs. J. L. Smith.
   Steward—S. B. Pierce.
   Sec'y.—N. J. Smith.
   Treas.—J. L. Smith.
   G.K.—Eugene Watrous.
   L. A. S.—Mrs. S. Hammond
   Pom.—Miss Annie Shevalier.
   Ceres.—Miss Louise Smith.
   Flo.—Vesta Youngs.
   Trustees—S. L. Smith, Charles Uptegrove [sic] and K. F. Paige.

Royal Blue train in New Jersey.
$10.00, Washington, D. C. and Return.
   D., L. & W. R. R. will run an excursion to Washington, D. C., Jan. 26, 1892, via the Royal Blue Line. Tickets good to return via New York within ten days, and good to stop over at Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York within the time limited. A better time for a visit to the National capital could not be selected, as Congress is in session and the galleries of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, as well as public buildings, will be open to visitors. An illustrated Guide Book will be furnished passengers holding excursion tickets giving a complete description of Washington. D. C., which will enable them to find all places of interest. For further information, etc., apply to R. BUSHY, 9 Court steet , or D., L. & W. station, Cortland, N. Y.  (43 w2.)

Orris Hose Election.

   At the annual election of Orris Hose Company, held in their rooms on Thursday evening January 7, 1892, the following officers were chosen for the ensuing year:

   Foreman—Geo H. Kennedy.

   First Asst.—B. W. Rood.

   Second—Fred Parker.
   Secretary—T. Carl Brogden.
   Treasurer—H. P. Davis.
   Prop Clerk—L. A. Aldrich.
   Trustee—C. F. Thompson, full term, N. J. Peck to fill vacancy one year.
   Pipeman—Thos. McCarthy.
   First Asst.—O. K. George.
   Second—C. L. Morris.
   Third—I. F. Valentine.
   Fourth—Asa White.
   Representative on Board of Engineers—N. J. Peck.
   Delegate to Firemen's Convention—Jacob Grassman.
   Alternate—N. J. Peck.

Why These States Were Named.
   Maine takes its name from the Province of Maine in France, and was so called as a compliment to the Queen of Charles I., Henrietta, who was the owner.
   New Hampshire takes its name from Hampshire, England. New Hampshire was originally called Laconia.
   Vermont in French (Verd Mont) signifying Green Mountains.
   Massachusetts is an Indian word, signifying "Country About the Great Hills."
   Rhode Island gets is name because of its fancied resemblance to the Island of Rhodes in the Mediterranean.
   The real name of Connecticut is Quon-eh-ta-but. It is a Mohegan word and means "long river."
   New York was so named as a compliment to the Duke of York, whose brother, Charles II., granted him that territory.
   New Jersey was named for Sir George Carter, who was at that time Governor of the Island of Jersey in the British Channel.
   Delaware derives its name from Thomas West, Lord de la Ware.
   Maryland was named in honor of Henrietta Maria, Queen of Charles I.
   Virginia got its name from Queen Elizabeth, the "Virgin Queen."
   Kentucky is derived from the Indian word "Kain-tuk-ae," signyfying "Land at the Head of the River."
   Ohio has several meanings. Some say it is a Suwanee word, meaning "The Beautiful River." Others refer to the Wyandotte word, Oheza, which signified "Something Great."
   Missouri means "Muddy Water."
   Michigan is from an Indian word, meaning "Great Lake."
   Colorado is a Spanish word applied to that portion of the Rocky mountains on account of its many colored peaks.
   Nebraska means shallow water.
   Nevada is a Spanish word signifying "Snow Covered Mountains."


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