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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, February 12, 1892.

   The following startling intelligence we copy from an exchange: Type writers stub finger is the name of the newest affliction on the books of the doctors and it threatens to become one of the most formidable evils of modern civilization, says the Buffalo News. The deformity has gradually been introducing itself among its unconscious victims, until now suddenly a host of type writers fair and other wise, have awakened to the startling discovery that their constant playing upon the little piano-like machines has utterly destroyed the shapeliness of their hands and transformed their fingers into thumbs.
   The table cloth is doomed. The fashionable meal is served on polished mahogany. A napkin is spread at each guest's place.
   Mr. Rhoades, who has had charge of Stowell's store, at 91 Main street, has gone to Norwich to take charge of a similar store. Mr. L. D. Meacham takes Mr. Rhoades' place here.
   The annual meeting of the Cortland County Agricultural Society for the election of officers will be held in Firemen's Hall, Cortland, Saturday, Feb. 13th, 1892, at 2 o'clock P. M.
   The regular mother's meeting (west) will be held at the residence of Mrs. W. H. Hatfield, 143 Tompkins street, on Thursday, Feb. 18th at 3 P. M. Subject, "Character Building." All ladies are cordially invited.
   The Cortland Union Bee Keepers' Association will hold their annual meeting in the W. C. T. U. rooms over Chas. Collins' store, in Cortland, Tuesday, Feb. 23d,Cortland, Tuesday, Feb. 23d, 1892. All interested in bees are earnestly requested to [bee] present.
   Mr. R. G. Lewis has had a pair of seven months old colts broken to harness, and he can be seen almost any day driving the little fellows about town. They are exceedingly well behaved and drive up as promptly as an older team.
   The Young People's Social Temperance Union will meet at the residence of Mrs. James S. Squires, 44 Tompkins street, Saturday evening, Feb. 13th at 7:30. All young people interested in the cause of temperance are cordially invited.
   Mr. Arthur Holt has just received a special Deputy Supreme Justice commission for the order of Iron Hall, which embraces Cortland, Cayuga, Madison and Onondaga counties. It also empowers him to institute new branches in connection with the order.
   J. H. Kellogg Camp 48 will hold a Lincoln social at the home of Major A Sager on Lincoln Ave., on Friday evening, Feb. 12th. Exercises appropriate to the celebrating of the birth of Abraham Lincoln will be given, after which a social will be held, free to all.
   Last Thursday evening the Local Board of the Normal school appointed Mr. William T. Raymond professor of Latin and Greek, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Prof E. D. Blodgett. Mr. Raymond is a graduate of Harvard and has had four years' experience in teaching.
   Quite a large party from this village went to Higginsville last Tuesday evening for a general good time, and were not disappointed, They returned home before 3 A. M. the following morning and speak highly of the entertainment provided by Mr. and Mrs. Freer. Higginsville is becoming a very popular resort for parties.

Clementine De Vere.
   Mahan's 18th Music Festival will be held on June 6th to 10th inclusive, at the Cortland Opera House. Signorina Clementine De Vere and Signore Italo Campanini will be the great stars, Dickinson and Beman's orchestra is also engaged. Dr. H. R. Palmer will conduct. Several other artists will be engaged, making the strongest combination of musical attractions yet brought together at these great gatherings of musical people.
   Mr. Samuel Parsons has been in town for a number of days making a business canvass for his directory, to be published the coming spring. The work will be on the general plan of his work published in 1889. A canvass of the residents will be made after the April moving day, as heretofore. Do not let unprincipled publishers or their agents deceive you, by representing to you that Mr. Parsons is out of the directory business.
   Messrs. A. J. Seaman and L. S. Cramer have purchased the stock of hardware, stoves and ranges, in the store formerly occupied by Mr. H. T. Hollister, at No. 19 Railroad street, and will continue the business. Mr. Hollister will remain with them and will have charge of the plumbing and gas-heating departments, which is a guarantee that this part of the business will be in competent hands. Mr. Seaman has had several years' experience in the business, and is a correct and careful business man. Mr. Cramer will have charge of the books and assist in the general management.
   [Ole] Delevan was kicked in the ribs by one of his mules last Sunday morning, and landed in a horse stall on the opposite side of the barn. The horse immediately tried to finish the job by putting his foot down on Delevan's head, cutting a severe gash in his scalp. Bernard Madden, who happened to be in the barn, pulled him out of the stall and helped him into the house, where he is now suffering from the grip as well as the kick. If Delevan had been standing a few inches farther from the mule's heels, he probably wouldn't now have been suffering from the grip. If he hadn't been a knotty little Democrat he wouldn't have come off so easy.
   Homer is again a license town after two years of no license.
   Messrs. Yager & Marshall have taken possession of the Fair store.
   All the hotel-keepers and all but one of the saloon keepers in Homer have been served with writs to answer in Supreme Court for alleged violations of the excise law.
   The King's Daughters will meet with Mrs. E. Grannis, 24 Union street, Saturday, Jan. 13th at 3:30 P. M.
   Mr. R. R. Davis has purchased the interest of his partner in the Tully Times, and will hereafter conduct that enterprising journal alone.
   John H. Day the grocer will be located at No. 16 Main street, Monday next, with a large stock of groceries just purchased. No old goods, everything fresh and new.
   Senator Nichols has introduced a bill in the Senate appropriating $26,000 for improvements to the Normal School in this place in the matter of a boiler house, force pumps, etc. Also $18,000 for furniture and fixtures, and $9,000 for repairs to the buildings, making a total of $53,000.
   The Calvary church of Homer will hold a Kirmess on Tuesday evening, February 16th, and will be assisted by the ladies and gentlemen who appeared in the Cortland Kirmess in the Spanish, Gypsy, German, Venetian and Egyptian dances. Street cars will run to and from Homer. Tickets on sale at D. F. Wallace & Co.

   Mr. and Mrs. Fred Corl of Cortland spent Sunday with her parents.
   Fred Porter is to move into the Neely house and board this spring.
   Our genial and wide awake "section boss" has moved into the renovated depot.
   Mr. and Mrs. Peter Selover spent Sunday with their son, George, near Lake Como.
   The milk depots finished filling their ice houses on Monday, employing twenty teams hauling from the Ice Co.'s platform.
   H. B. Raymond, as constable, was invited to take charge of the gate town meeting. It will be nearly his first charge against the town in sixteen years service.
   One day a more working will fill the Ice Company's house at this place and Cortland, without further contracts they will then stop running. The last ice cut is about 13 inches
   Mr. and Mrs. Joel Gates and their son, Albert, and family who lives with them, are all very sick with the grip. Their son, John, who resides a short distance south, arose Tuesday morning unable to see from either eye—the doctor calling it pink eye. Mr. and Mrs. Haikes have been caring for the old people.
   Frank Salisbury took a straw-riding load of 13 voters to town meeting. Among them was Caldwell Clark who cast his fifty-seventh town meeting vote without a miss. As we passed the premises of James H. Clark he remarked, "Boys, in the southeast corner of that garden stood the log house in which I was born. My father was engaged building Walt Jones' residence for the old man Owens."
   To a newspaper correspondent a name is like a handle to a jug, a convenient thing to take hold of if you wish to shake them up. It has no individual meaning which gives it greater value than the simple designation of the place from whence it comes. But custom seems to be against me and henceforth we drop our beloved significant name and float with the nameless correspondents of the DEMOCRAT. There is this in its favor, that another can so easily take our place without arousing the curiosity of the reader. Therefore we sign for the last time.

   Russell Brooks it still wrestling with the grip
   Morell Calkins was in Truxton Friday on business.
   Mrs. Merritt Smith, who has been very sick, is gaining.
   Edward L. Smith and family, move to Cortland this week.
   Archibald Davis in very low and failing fast, as is also Mrs. Gay.
   Turner Butman has moved into the house with Calvin Barber.
   Bert Jordan and wife spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents in Solon.
   James Lake and wife are visiting relatives in Wayne and Herkimer counties.
   Mr. "Lo" Loop of Syracuse is spending a short time with relatives in this place.
   Kendall P. Weaver has purchased the widow Clark house and lot. Consideration, $650.
   Will Allen went to Syracuse Wednesday where he has a situation in the typewriter works.
   De Lancy Fisk has moved back to his farm in Cuyler. Fred Garner takes his place on the Davis farm.
   Miss Sophronia De Bell, who has been visiting at Ed. Hinman's in North Pitcher, returned home Friday.
   Henry Smith of German, moves into Wilber Young's house soon. He will work for Charles Wight the coming summer.
   The parishioners of Rev. E. S. Bruce made him a pleasant visit Thursday afternoon and presented him with a purse of $46.
   Charles Loop, who has been compelled to relinquish his situation in Syracuse, is with his parents in this place for a short time.
   A series of revival meetings are being held at the line back school house by Rev. H. Pitts, assisted by Elder Keisenger of Cowles settlement.
   The Misses Ida and Minnie Graves, of Cortland, who have been spending some time with their uncles, George and James McDonald, returned home Friday.
   The following are the delegates to the democratic convention for this town, Garret Rockwell, Charles H. Wight, L. D. Finn, Earl D. Faint, F. E. Jordan, Levi Neal.
   News reaches us of the death of Sheldon Warner at his home in Binghamton, at the advanced age of 97 years. Deacon Warner, as he was familiarly known, was a former resident of this town having moved to Binghamton about 15 years ago. He was the first Supervisor of this town after its organization in 1849. He was a member of the Board of Supervisors in the years 1852, 1854 and 1858. His remains were brought to Pitcher for interment. The funeral was held Saturday.
   We copy the following biography of the late Mrs. Sarah S. Madden from the Brockport Democrat of the 13th inst. A kind and noble christian lady was called from earth on Saturday morning last after a short illness of pneumonia, brought on by an attack of la grippe, aged 62 years. Hers had been an active life. She was born in Rochester on the site upon which the Powers block now stands. She married Samuel Madden and went with him to Cortland, N. Y., where he engaged in the boot and shoe trade, to reside. After some few years of life together, he died, leaving a wife and two small children to battle with the ups and downs of life. A settlement of his business affairs left her with meagre resources but good courage, and getting together what was left her of this world's goods with her two little boys she came to Hamlin to reside. In this town as well as in those adjoining there are many to-day who will remember how she worked teaching music to gain a livelihood for herself and boys. Many were the hardships, privations and anxieties which came in her path but she was persistent and to what extent has been fully shown during her latter life. One son died some years ago since, with the other the fond mother resided during the last years of her life and who attended to her every want with the same love and attention which had been bestowed upon him in early life. Deceased was a most conscientious Christian woman, a member of the Episcopal church, and was ever ready to bestow an act of kindness as deeds of charity to those in need who came under her observation. We might make an extended notice of her strange womanly character and Christian life, citing many occurrences which have been given us by those who were personally acquainted with her but time and space will not allow. Her death is mourned by a son Henry S. Madden of this village, a sister Mrs. Anna O. Palmer of Blue Rapids, Kan. and two brothers, C. O. Clark, Concordia, Kan. and D. W. Clark of Elgin, Ill. Funeral services were held on Monday.

   Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Haight are both quite sick.
   Mr. James Smith is visiting his sister in this place for a few days.
   Mrs. Orissa Baker of Cortland was calling on friends here last Sunday.
   Miss Libbie Briggs visited friends in Cortland a few days last week.
   Rev. W. H. Robertson was called to officiate at a funeral in Scott on Tuesday of this week.
   The funeral services of E. R. Briggs last Wednesday were largely attended at the church.
   On Friday morning last a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Young. Its weight was nine pounds.
   There were about fifteen couples attended the dance at Seacord's shop last Wednesday night. Nearly all were from Cortland and Truxton.
   Some of our Prohibition friends had quite as lively time coming home from town meeting on Tuesday, as we saw them on the top of the hill tipped over, horse, cutter, robes, gentlemen, all laying together.
   Revival meetings will be held every night this week at the M. E. church, Rev. C. E. Hoag of Eaton will exchange pulpits with Rev. W. H. Robertson next Sunday. He is also expected to assist in the meetings for a few days.
   After an illness of one week Mrs. Dewitt Stephens died at her home, about one and one-half miles east of this place, on Friday last. The funeral services were held at 12 o'clock at the church. A very large circle of friends were present. The remains were taken to Cortland for burial.

Islands of the Sea.
   Some mathematician of leisure has been estimating the number of islands in the world, and has succeeded in counting some hundreds of thousands. He says there are over one thousand islands under the flag of Japan. Strangely enough he makes no reference to the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence or to the islands in our own Georgian Bay, some of which are of considerable size. It was among these beautiful wooded little inlands that the Huron Indians took refuge when they were assailed in 1649 by their implacable foes, the Iroquois. Among the labyrinthine channels the Iroquois could not successfully pursue them and those who escaped to the islands saved themselves from the extermination which befell their friends.—Toronto Truth.

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