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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, February 24, 1893.

Supervisors Elected for 1893.
   The following are the Supervisors elected for the coming year:
   Cincinnatus—Benjamin Kinyon.
   Cortland—R. Bruce Smith.*
   Cuyler—George W. Lee.
   Freetown—Oscar N. Gardner.*
   Harford—Josiah H. Brown.*
   Homer—William H. Crane*
   Lapeer—F. M. Surdam.
   Marathon—Walter A. Brink*
   Preble—H. D. Hunt*
   Scott— William J. Cottrell.
   Solon—Johnson G. Bingham.
   Taylor—Oscar P. Miner.*
   Truxton—Judson C. Nelson.*
   Virgil—Wm. A. Holton*
   Willet—R. Walworth Bourne.
   Democrats in italics; Republicans in Roman. Re-elected.* The Board will be composed of 10 Republicans and 5 Democrats.

Village Election.
   Notice is hereby given that the annual election of officers of the village of Cortland will be held on the 14th day of March, 1893. The polls will be open from 9 o'clock A. M. to 4 o'clock P. M. of that day. The polling places fixed and provided by the board of trustees in the respective wards of the village are as follows:
   First ward—The barn of James R. Schermerhorn on the north side of Clayton-ave.
   Second ward—Firemen's hall, Main-st.
   Third ward—The office and store of Harrison Wells on Clinton-ave.
   Fourth ward—Nottingham's shop, Main street.
   The officers to be elected at said election are:
   A president in place of Charles H. Price.
   A trustee in the First ward in place of Harry Swan, (to be elected by the electors of the First ward only).
   A trustee in the Third ward in place of Duane Howard, (to be elected by electors of the Third ward only).
   A police justice in place of C. S. Bull.
   An assessor in place of Samuel Freeman.
   A collector in place of David C. Johnson.
   A treasurer in place of Ed. Alley.
   Three commissioners of Cortland Union Free school district number one, for the term of three years in place of D. F. Wallace, F. W. Kingsbury and F. E. Whitmore.
   One commissioner of Cortland Union Free school district, number one, for a term of two years in place of E. F. Squires and one commissioner of Cortland Union Free school district, number one, for one year in place of F. D. Smith.
   Three inspectors of election for the First ward (who shall be elected by the electors of the First ward only).
   Three inspectors of election for the Second ward (who shall be elected by the electors of the Second ward only).
   Three inspectors of election for the Third ward (who shall be elected by the electors of the Third ward only.)
   Three inspectors of election for the Fourth ward (who shall be elected by the electors of the Fourth ward only.)
   CHARLES H. PRICE, President.
   DUANE HOWARD, Trustees.

Death of an Old Citizen.
   Robert Winters who died last Sunday at his home on Tompkins-st., came to Cortland in 1831 from McLean, and had resided here ever since, except two years spent in Canada. He was born in Lincolnshire, England, Sept. 18, 1811, and came to this country with his parents in 1829, and settled in McLean. For twenty-one years Mr. Winters had charge of the grounds and greenhouse of the late William Randall. Afterwards he started greenhouses on his lot on Tompkins-st., which he conducted successfully until about five years ago when his health failing, he retired from active business pursuits. In 1882, he married Miss Mary Burr, who with one son and three daughters survive him.
   The funeral was held from the house on Wednesday afternoon.

Death of Arthur Holmes.
   Hon. Arthur Holmes of New York, formerly of Cortland, died in that city February 14th, 1893, of pneumonia and his remains were brought to this place and deposited in the vault in Cortland Rural cemetery, the day following. The funeral services were held on Saturday. Mr. Holmes represented this county for one term in the Assembly, and practiced law here for several years, finally moving to New York, where he has resided for the past fifteen or twenty years. He married Miss Josephine Reynolds, only daughter of the late Judge Joseph Reynolds of this village.
   Mrs. Holmes died a few years since at the old homestead, leaving one son, Paul B., and a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Bosworth, of Springfield, Mass.
   Mr. Holmes was possessed of considerable ability, and in his younger days gave promise of future prominence. He was about 59 years of age.

Mrs. Tillinghast's Sad Case.
(From the Syracuse Herald.)
   The case of Mrs. E. S. Tillinghast, who has recently been adjudged insane at Elmira and sent to a hospital there, is exciting a good deal of attention among those who know of her affairs. She is the daughter of Mrs. V. A. Hanford of McLean, Cortland county, and is a sister of George C. Hanford of this city.
  Some years ago she married Mr. Tillinghast and went west with him, but it is alleged by her friends that he was abusive to her and that he left her. For the last few years she has been living alone in Elmira and supporting herself by her own labors. Within a short time her actions have been very strange and there were suspicions that her mind was affected. Her brother in this city, who was called by a Herald reporter this afternoon, said that his sister was sound of mind until recently and that she had been able to take care of herself. As soon as her deranged condition was discovered, Mr. Hanford says, she was looked after, and that she is now in a hospital at Elmira where one of her sisters is with her.

Some Fine Stock to be Sold.
  Last Tuesday evening Harrison Wells, of this place, loaded eleven of his fine colts in a palace car built by Arms Palace Horse Car Co. of Chicago and shipped them to Cleveland, O.. to be sold at the great auction sale of fine bred horses to be held there, commencing on Monday next and lasting all the week.
  In Mr. Wells' lot were three yearlings, five two-year-olds and the other three were three, five and six-years-old and all were the get of his fine stallion, Stockton Prince, dam by Hambletonian, 10. The car is provided with every convenience for the comfort of the animals and they can be fed and watered without taking them from the stalls.
   The car left a few minutes after 1 o'clock Tuesday morning and the colts were in charge of Messrs. Frank Beach and Judd Dimmick. They expect to reach their destination this morning.
   The Cleveland sale will probably be one of the largest and most noted that ever took place in this country. The great stock horse "Sidney" from California will be sold and from the fact that he has a large list of colts in the 2:30 list, it is expected that he will bring an almost fabulous price.

Our Town Bonds.
   There are now outstanding $230,000 of bonds of the town of Cortlandville which were issued in aid of the Utica, Cortland & Chenango and the Ithaca & Cortland Railroads. These bonds could be funded for much less than five per cent, in fact the railroad commissioners state that they have an offer to take them at four per cent, and we doubt not that parties could be found who would take them at 3 or 3 1/2 per cent. The commissioners in their report to the town on Tuesday made substantially this statement and recommended that as the bonds all fall due Aug. 1, 1893, that they be called in then and that after applying the sinking fund, now amounting to $50,000 in payment, new bonds for the remainder, $186,000, be issued at as low a rate as could be arranged for. On motion of C. T. Peck, Esq., the report of the commissioners was approved and adopted.

Blizzard in Cortland.
   The terrible snow storm of the last few days has served to keep out of town people at home and business has not been as brisk in Cortland as it might have been. The trains on the D. L & W. road have been delayed a little but are running on schedule time now and were only a little late during the worst storms. The E. C. & N. road has been bothered considerably and were not able to run regularly. They have kept their large snow plows busy on both ends of the route and it is expected that they will be able to run regularly to-day. The horse cars have kept the road open on this end as far as the barn but the Homer end has been practically closed during the past week. They went through yesterday.


   Charter election takes place March 14th.
   To-night is ladies' night at the Tioughnioga club rooms.
   Taylor Hall block will have new fronts in the stores on the ground floor soon.
   The King's Daughters will meet at their rooms, 9 Clinton-ave. Saturday, Feb. 25.
   As a result of town meeting this town bids fair to be a dry town for the next two  years.
   Old newspapers for sale at this office.
   Bound copies of the Supervisors' Journal can be obtained by calling at the First National Bank.
   The annual report of the Trustees of the village of Cortland will be found on the sixth page.
   Mr. J. E. Briggs has moved his stock of goods to the handsome quarters in the new Whitney block.
   Geo H. Ames & Co. have moved their stock of boots and shoes to the store formerly occupied by J. E. Briggs.
   The Boston Ideal Opera Company played to a small house, last Saturday evening, but those who attended speak highly of the performance.
   Among the patents granted last week is one to F. B. Rowland, of Cortland, for a plow.
   The Cortland steam laundry has been rebuilt, and commenced business last Monday. The proprietor has bought out the Troy hand laundry.
   The handsome store in the Democrat building is to rent. The location is first class, and the store is handsomely fitted up, and is warmed with steam.
   Mr. H. M. Barrett has bought the stock of hides, etc., of Mr. J. A. Wood, on Groton-ave. and will manage the same in connection with his fertilizer business.
   Sackett L. Wright, of Ilion, will open the store, No. 12 Court street, now occupied as a restaurant by Chas. Lownsberry, on March 1st, 1893, with a full line of boots and shoes. A fine and fresh stock of goods and best qualities will be found there.
   An exchange says: "The words widow and grass widow are to be so much used in Pennsylvania courts this year that we take this opportunity to define the terms. A widow is a woman who has lost her husband; a grass widow is one who has simply mislaid him."
   A great pool match has been arranged for Friday evening, Feb. 24th, at the Brunswick billiard parlors, in Homer, between W. H. Clearwater, the world renowned pool player, of Revenna, O., and Mr. Geo. O. Squires, of Cortland. Don't miss it. Admission 25 cents.
   The executor's sale of the personal property of the late I. H. Bloomer of  Virgil, advertised to take place on Thursday of this week, was postponed to Monday, February 27th, at the same hour and place, owing to the inclemency of the weather and the fact that the highways were almost impassable.
   Mrs. Sarah Newton, of this village, has received from John Hodge, of Lockport, N. Y., Grand Receiver of the A. O. U. W., of the State of New York, the sum of $2,000 due on the death of her husband, Almon G. Newton, and on Monday last the order of United Friends paid her $2,000, the amount of insurance on her husband's life.
   A bill has been introduced in the Legislature prohibiting the building of barbed wire fencing along the highways, or on land occupied by parties without the mutual consent of both neighbors to pay to the one whose stock may be injured one-half its value. The violation is made a misdemeanor, punishable by fine and imprisonment. In many States the barbarous and cruel fence is prohibited. It long should have been in this State.
   A praise service will be held in the Women's Christian Temperance Union rooms, next Sabbath, at 3:30. The Union have purchased new books, and the singing will be conducted by Mr. Farley. We are sure of a profitable hour spent under his efficient leading. The singing will be interspersed with prayers and short sentences of praise. The Sabbath morning prayer meeting, as usual, in the same place at 9:45. All are invited to both these services.
W. C. T. U. Notes.
   Mrs. Mary H. Hunt of Boston, who is expected to address the County Convention of W. C. T. U. in the Presbyterian Church, March 1st, is World's and National Superintendent of the Department of Scientific Instruction. Largely through her efforts, laws, making compulsory the teaching of the effect of alcohol and narcotics upon the human system, in our public schools, have been passed, in nearly every state in the union, all the territories and the Dist. of Columbia. No one interested in these things can afford to lose this opportunity. Visitors are invited to every session of the convention.

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