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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, July 15, 1892.

Died, in Greensburg, Kansas, on Tuesday morning, July 6th, 1892, Mrs. Jane A. Bradford, wife of F. J. Kinney, aged 51 years, 7 months and 6 days.
   On the 28th of February last Mrs. Kinney went to Wichita to obtain skilled medical treatment. After an absence of two and a half months she returned home, and though she here received the kindest care that loving friends could give, the complication of diseases which afflicted her proved too powerful to be conquered, and she slowly but steadily became weaker until death ended sufferings which throughout her illness were severe, but which were borne with that patient resignation which had ever characterized her in hours of trial. In visions she saw the loved parents and infant daughter who had gone before, and who were in waiting to receive her in the spirit land. Death had no terrors for her. She had felt for weeks that for her the last of earth was near by, yet more than cheerfully did she allude to the mysterious beyond to which she was passing, and she met the end calmly and quietly.
   With her family Mrs. Kinney came to our city about five years ago, and has since been one of our esteemed and loved angels of mercy. She was a woman of culture and refinement, and what was better, of great kindness of heart, which dictated and controlled her every action. Unselfish, self-denying and self-sacrificing to a remarkable degree, she was devoted to her family and friends.
   Her funeral was held at the house at 11 o'clock on the morning of the 7th inst., the services being conducted by Rev I. J. Parker, and in the charge of the Greensburg Lodge of Odd Fellows. After prayer, song and reading of scripture, Mr. Parker gave a sketch of the history, belief and attributes of the deceased and the remains were escorted to the cemetery by a large concourse of sympathizing friends, who thus manifested their respect and esteem for the deceased. At the graveside a song was rendered by the I. O. O. F. Mr. Kinney in person expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the people for daily acts of kindness of which his family had been the recipients and the benediction closed the services.
   Mrs. Kinney's history is very interesting reading. On her father's side she was a direct descendant of Governor Bradford, and on her mother’s side of Governor Carver, the first two governors of the Plymouth colony which was formed by the pilgrims who emigrated to America in the ship Mayflower in 1620. She was born in Bradford county, Pennsylvania, but passed the most of her life in Cortland county, New York, where she was married in 1860 to Mr. Kinney. She leaves a husband, two sons and a daughter, the latter a resident of Coxsackie. N. Y., who was prevented by her own illness from coming to her mother's bedside. They have the heartfelt sympathy of our entire community.—Kiowa Co. (Kans.) Times.

Forepaugh's Circus Train.
   The addition to the street railway barn has just been completed. It is 34x40 feet.
   Forepaugh's circus, menagerie and hippodrome will exhibit in this place, August 16th.
   A sportsmen's club has been organized in McGrawville with F. C. Wilcox as president.
   The Grangers' picnic will be held at Floral Trout Park, in this village, Thursday, Aug. 25th.
   Mr. M. H. Kingman, of this village, has sold his span of black mares to J. J. Murray, of Homer.
   The Gas Company's office is located in rooms 1 and 2, on second floor of the DEMOCRAT building.
   Prof. B. F. Leonard, teacher of guitar and banjo, has taken rooms on second floor of the DEMOCRAT building.
   Jewett, the jeweler, has made a great reduction in the price of watches. See his advertisement in another column.
   Ladies' night at the Tioughnioga club will hereafter be the third Wednesday evening of the mouth, instead of the second.
   The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will picnic at Tully Lake, Saturday, July 16th. Tickets, 50 cents. Transfer to lake 10 cents for both ways.
   The Cortland Standard offers its shotgun for sale. Undoubtedly the campaign is to be one of education instead of blood. At any rate we shall all breathe freer when we know the gun is gone.
   The Homer Cornet band will not be dissolved from the fact that some of its numbers have joined the Cortland City band. The organization will be continued, as they own a fine set of instruments and uniforms.
   Mr. C. L. Bushnell has taken an interest in the business of the Havens & Mead Co., where he may be found hereafter by his friends. Mr. Bushnell is a clear-headed young man, and will undoubtedly prove a valuable acquisition to the concern.
   Mr. W. B. Rood has fitted up handsome rooms on second floor of the Democrat building for a billiard parlor. The floors are carpeted and four new tables of the latest style have been placed in the rooms. Mr. Rood will be pleased to entertain his friends at his new location. The rooms are delightfully cool and among the pleasantest in town.
   The second annual excursion and basket picnic of Grover Post, the Women's Relief Corps and camp 48, Sons of Veterans, will take place Wednesday, July 27th. The objective point will be Sylvan Beach, on Oneida Lake, and all are invited to attend. Round trip tickets, $1. Children under 12, half price. Train leaves Cortland at 8 A. M., and will stop at all intermediate stations.
   Many of our citizens as well as some of the employes [sic] about the railway stations, are complaining bitterly of the impudent manners assumed by the reporters of the Cortland dailies in search of personals. It is claimed that they are cheeky enough to introduce themselves to ladies, and that the manner in which they catechise their victims after such introduction, is almost insufferable. Now that one of the dailies has swallowed the other, the nuisance may be abated, as the rivalry for obtaining the longest list of uninteresting personals no longer need to exist. The personal column seemed to be considered the one of chief interest in both the Journal and Standard.

Yesterday Morning's Burglaries.
(From the Homer Republican, July 14.)
   At an early hour yesterday morning Mrs. Charles O. Newton was awakened by a light in the dining room, near their sleeping apartment, and being suspicious that it was caused by an intruder, she awakened her husband. The noise of their voices evidently scared the burglar or burglars, for on Mr. Newton's going out to investigate, no one was to be seen, and the front and south doors were wide open, nor could anything be seen or heard of any one [sic] outside of the house. Search was at once made at once to ascertain if anything was missing, and it was found that a gold watch and chain belonging to Mrs. Newton had been stolen, but nothing further was missed, although the thieves had rummaged through some bureau drawers. Lying near to where the watch was, but concealed by a curtain, lay some bank bills and silver, which evidently escaped the notice of the intruders. How they gained an entrance is not known, unless it were possibly through the cellar.
   What were thought to be the same persons seemingly not contented with what they got at Mr. Newton's, proceeded to Factory hill, and going to Lee Southwick's house, broke off a blind-slat, and so opened it, and then the pantry window and so climbed in, securing Mr. Southwick's coat, which they carried to the sidewalk to investigate at their leisure. No money was found, but a long pocketbook which had contained a number of papers was found on the ground with the papers strewn about on the grass, the robbers evidently having no use for them. No clue to the thieves has yet been discovered.
   The report that F. K. Williams' furniture store was also burglarized is entirely without foundation.

   CHENANGO. —A new M. E. church is to be built at Pharsalia Hook.
   Engineer William Borden, of Norwich, was found dead in his engine cab, while helping a coal train up a grade between Hancock Junction and East Branch. Friday night. There was a small hole in his head, and it is thought he was struck by a sharp piece of rock in a tunnel through which the train had passed.
   James Cook, Jr., of Afton, who was employed as a brakeman on the West Shore railroad, was run over and killed in the yard of the company at East Buffalo, Wednesday of last week. The remains were brought to Afton, Friday, and interred in Glenwood cemetery. Mr. Cook was twenty years old and unmarried.
   MADISON.—There is only one prisoner in the jail at Morrisville.
   A Canastota saloon keeper is under arrest for selling beer to an eight-year old boy.
   A little son of Charles Wichins of Stockbridge was badly chawed up [sic] by E. J. Spooner's dog Wednesday.
   A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Lord of DeRuyter was painfully injured at Sylvan Beach on the 4th, by the breaking of a car on the roller coaster. Dr. Cavanna attended her and found no bones broken however, but the little girl sustained severe bruises.
   TOMPKINS.—A new Ithaca City Directory will soon be issued. It is claimed it will show a population of over 14,000.
   The Ithaca Board of Aldermen ignoring all statistics that hydrophobia exists more frequently in cold than warm weather, have ordered all dogs to be muzzled from July 1st to Sept. 1st and also ordered policemen to kill any animal found without a muzzle.
   Groton was excited over an attempted horsewhipping last Wednesday. Mrs. M. A. Brown, formerly of Syracuse, attempted to chastise Frank Gillespie, a clerk at the Jennings House, for remarks that she considered offensive. The case will be tried to-day.
   Herbert Love, of Snyder Hill, who married a daughter of John English last October, was arrested on Monday of last week for committing a most brutal assault on his wife. Mrs. Love is in a precarious condition as a result of her injuries, and tells a pitiful story of being frequently kicked and pounded by her brutal husband until she had fainted. It is said that Mrs. Love attributes this insane treatment to the effects of la grippe, from which her husband suffered some time ago. 
Cortland Democrat, July 15, 1892.


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