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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, December 16, 1892.


   A report is in circulation that the man who was injured during the recent Democratic parade was refused admission to the hospital.

   This report is absolutely false, and as it is calculated to prejudice the public against the hospital and is still being industriously circulated, though frequently denied, a statement of the facts seems necessary.

   Early the next morning application was made for his admission to the hospital, which was readily granted, and a room was prepared for his reception. That he was taken to the county house instead, greatly surprised the managers, but it was a proceeding for which they were in no wise responsible.


   Pres. Hospital Association.

Sen. John J. Ingalls.

    Ex-Senator John J. Ingalls is as interesting on the lecture platform as he was in the United States Senate. He thinks the Democrats ought to have a majority in both branches of Congress because the people have spoken and virtually said they wanted a change. John James seems to be quite level-headed, even if he is "a statesman out of a job."

   The question as to whether an extra session of Congress shall be called is being discussed on all sides with considerable spirit. It all depends on whether the proper legislation on the tariff and other important measures can be had during the present session. The people have said they want a reduction in the tariff and they want it now, not next year. If it will benefit them, as they believe it will, the sooner it is brought about the better. If the Republican senate refuses to join the Democratic House in reducing the burdens of taxation, an extra session will be in order and should be called.


   Mr. H. D. Freer of Ithaca [formerly of Virgil—CC editor], was in town Tuesday.

   Rily Champlin, Esq. is in New York on legal business.

   Mr. J. W. Van Buren of Dalton, Pa., is visiting friends in this place.

   Hon. A. P. Smith has been spending some days in Fort Wayne, Ind., on legal business.

   Mrs. Jate Hammond of Elbridge is the guest of her father, Mr. J. C. Thompson, 88 Owego-st.

   Miss Clara Hamlin of Marathon has been visiting relatives and friends in town the past week.

   Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes of Buffalo were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Duffey over Sunday.

   Miss Rose Livingston of Marathon is visiting on Railroad St., the guest of her uncle, Mr. Frank Livingston.

   John Gallagher of South Cortland had a slight shock of paralysis last Monday morning. Dr. Reese attended him.

   Editor E. D. Blodgett of the Standard is recovering from an illness of several months with typhoid fever and pneumonia.

   Mr. Thos. F. Brayton, who has been spending some weeks looking after his ranch in Kansas, returned home last Friday.

   Mr. Hazard Parker, Supt. of the Tecumseh Mining Co., Sierra City, Cal., with his wife is visiting at E. F. Jennings [on] Homer ave.

   Mr. W. W. Hout, for several years past with the Cortland Top and Rail Company, has accepted a situation with the Mulholland Spring Company of Dunkirk, and is moving his family to that place.

   Jas. P. Maher of the firm of Maher Bros., was in Utica this week. While there the firm of W. H. Kelley & Co., 65 Genesee-st., Utica, N. Y. was sold out by the sheriff. Mr. Maher took advantage of the sale and purchased the entire hat stock of Kelly & Co. at a great sacrifice. We understand from Mr. Maher that he purposes to place the stock on sale at Maher Bros. store in this village and will close it out cheap. An idea of this purchase will be gained when we tell our readers it will take 56 cases to transport the stock from Utica to Cortland.


   Cortland City Band concert in Opera house tonight.

   Messrs. P. Strube & Co. have a new advertisement in another place.

   Mr. J. S. Burgess, of Marathon, has taken out letters patent on an extension ladder.

   Mr. G. F. Beaudry has the cigar privilege of the Tioughnioga club, and has put in a fine line of cigars.

   The Hitchcock Hose Co. hold their annual meeting for the election of officers, Friday evening, Dec. 16th.

   Mr. J. E. Briggs holds out some excellent inducements to readers of the DEMOCRAT in an advertisement to be found in another column.

   F. D. Wire, of Union Valley, is to take Mr. L. W. Porter's place at the Alms house, the first of next month. The latter will return to his home in Homer.

   The E., C. & N. railway company have had built at their shops in this place two new snow plows, and are now ready to  battle with most any sort of a storm.

   Eminent Commander A. B. Nelson gave the Knight Templars a banquet in their rooms in the Hopkins block, last Friday evening. It was greatly enjoyed by the thirty members present.

   The regular semi-monthly mothers' meeting (west) will be held at the residence of Mrs. Frank Byrnes, 61 Owego-st., Thursday, Dec. 22d, at 3 P. M. Subject, "Behavior." All ladies are invited.

   The Cortland Stock Exchange has dropped the Western Union wire and is now using the heavy guard wire on top of the poles of the Long Distance [Telephone & Telegraph] Company. The service is said to be excellent.

   Last Friday night, 2d Lieut. Fred. L. McDowell was unanimously elected to the office of first Lieutenant of the 45th Separate company, made vacant by the election of first Lieutenant Dickinson to the office of Captain.

   We publish, in another column, to-day, notice of dissolution of co-partnership of the firm of W. G. Mead & Co., jewelers. We are pleased to state that Mr. W. G. Mead will continue the business after February 1st.

   The passenger train from Canastota, due here at 9 o'clock, Monday morning, collided with a horse and buggy at Loring's station. The buggy was knocked into kindling wood and the boy who was driving was thrown into the ditch, but was not injured. The horse received a few slight scratches.


Election of Officers.

   At the annual election of Grover Post, No. 98, G. A. R., the following officers were elected:

   Commander—J. W. Strowbridge.

   Senior Vice Commander—W. S. Hoxie

   Junior Vice Commander—M. E. Corwin.

   Quartermaster—J. P. Wheeler.

   Surgeon—S. P. Bulkley.

   Chaplain—R. J. Lucas.

   Officer of the day—M. E. Phelps.

   Officer of guard—Henry Moon.

   Delegates to State Encampment—Maj. A. Sager, G. S. Hunt.

   (The following officers were elected at the annual election of James H. Kellogg camp, No. 48, Sons of Veterans:

   Captain—W. H. Robertson, of East Homer.

   1st Lieutenant—J. T. Bates.

   2nd Lieutenant—Frank McCormick.

   Camp Council—M. R. Chapin, C. H. Fenner and L. M. Alexander.

   Delegate—L. M. Andrews.

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