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1894 map of Cortland.
The Cortland Democrat, Friday, March 3, 1893.

Statement of the Treasurer of the Village of Cortland for the Year 1892.
Paid on orders audited by Board for highway fund, $7,583.80
Paid on orders audited by board for salary fund, $5,375.03
Paid on orders audited by board for Fire department fund, $2,233.59
Paid on orders audited by board for light fund, $5,311.80
Paid on orders audited by board for contingent fund, $1,591.10
Paid on orders audited by board for erroneous assessments, $29.21
Paid on orders audited by board for interest on $10,000 bonds @$3.60, $360.
Paid on orders audited by board for coupons, $804.60
Paid on orders audited by board for Engine House addition, $2,658.42
Paid on orders audited by the board for fire hydrants, $4,266.65
Paid on orders audited by board for fire hose, $600.
Paid on orders audited by board for stone crusher, $500.
Paid on orders audited by board for Union Free Schools, $7,325.
Bond $1,000 and six months interest, $1,015.10
Balance due Treasurer at last report, $1,639.86
Balance due Village March 1st, 1893, $913.93
Total, $42,188.10
Received of D. C. Johnson, collector, $40,039.40
Received of D. C. Johnson, collector, poll tax, $28.
Received of C. S. Bull, Police Justice, $1,656.30
Received of C. P. Walrad for dirt, $8.20
Received of Town of Cortlandville, rent 1891, $25.
Received of Town of Cortlandville, rent 1892, $25.
Received of C. H. Price, President, $114.80
Received of F. Hatch, Clerk, $195.94
Received of D. C. Johnson, sidewalk tax, $95.46
Total, $42,188.10
   E. ALLEY, Treasurer.
   We, the undersigned committee have examined the above accounts of E. Alley, Treasurer of the village of Cortland for the year 1892, and find them correct.
   Dated Cortland, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1893.
   CHARLES H. PRICE, President,
   DUANE HOWARD, Trustees.

He is Sane.
   Last Thursday afternoon Andrew Diepold went to the home of Ella McElheny in Foundry Lane, and demanded admittance but was refused. According to Miss McElheny, he bursted the door in and chased her up stairs. She slipped out of the house by another door and ran into the street. Diepold was arrested and lodged in jail; and Monday morning Justice Bull sentenced him to the Onondaga penitentiary for sixty days. Some of his friends thought he was insane, but jail physician Gazlay made several examinations and decided that his trouble came from the excessive use of liquor. His wife left him about ten days ago owing to his excessive love for the flowing bowl.

   CHENANGO.—Sherburne will be a no-license town for the next two years.
   Afton elected a no-license excise commissioner by a majority of 28.
   The town of Norwich decided in favor of license by a majority of 89 votes.
   The board of supervisors of Chenango county will consist of 13 Republicans and 8 Democrats.
   A Dairy Institute under the auspices of the State Agricultural society will be held at Oxford on March 14th.
   At the town meeting held last week the town of Oxford voted lo appropriate $5,000 for a new iron bridge at South Oxford.
   Judson R. Galpin, the veteran editor of the Oxford Times, died Monday at the age of 77 years. He had been connected with that paper nearly half a century. 
   At the recent town meeting the town of Smithville voted to raise $5,000 each year for the purpose of retiring the railroad bonds as soon as possible. The bonds were issued for a railroad which was long since abandoned.
   One day last week a well known character of Norwich stepped into a store in that village, and unbeknown to the proprietor filled his coat pocket with eggs. After having taken all he wished he started to leave the store, and his pocket having a hole in it the hen fruit commenced dropping and smashing upon the floor. Seeing that he was caught in his thievish act, he struck a 2:20 [horse trotting] clip for the woods, and has not been seen since.
   MADISON.—Mrs. Lena Colver of Hamilton, has a broken leg from a fall.
   Leo Lewis, a Solsville lad, lately broke his leg while skating.
   Miss Anna Carroll of Oneida broke an arm by a fall, Thursday.
   Ed. Richmond has purchased the Crumb cheese factory at Poolville.
   The first five miles of the Unadilla Valley railroad have been completed from Bridgewater to Leondardsville. July 1st next it is expected that the entire road will be built to New Berlin. This short road will connect the D. L. & W. and Ontario & Western roads, and will traverse a rich valley containing 50,000 people, whose principal occupation is dairying. It is estimated that 40,000,000 quarts of milk are in the Unadilla Valley and a large part of this, now turned into butter and cheese, will be sent in liquid form over the Lackawanna or south to New York via the Ontario & Western at New Berlin.
   TOMPKINS.—During the past year, thirty-seven children received care at the Children's Home, Ithaca.
   Paderewski received the fifteen hundred dollars for his Ithaca entertainment last week.
   Walter G. Smith, formerly of Ithaca, has been sent to Hawaii as a special correspondent of the San Francisco Chronicle and other papers.
   It is stated that the Carpenter's Union of Ithaca, containing 100 members, offer a day's work, per member, toward building the new Unitarian church.
   There are now two cars running on the East Hill branch of the electric road. One leaves the Ithaca hotel every ten minutes, instead of every twenty, as heretofore.
   Cornell is to lose a talented member of the faculty in Prof. Ross, who has accepted a call to the chair of Political Science and Socialogy at Leland Stanford Jr. University.
   The Cornell University Christian Association has a membership of 405, divided as follows: Associate members, 42; active members, 360; of these 348 are students, and 12 are members of the faculty.
   A prisoner, who was about to be discharged from jail recently, on being searched, as is customary, was found to have two knives, two forks and a cake of sapollo soap concealed in his clothes.


   The inauguration of President Cleveland takes place to-morrow.
   Smith Bros. shipped 150 veal calves to New York city on Monday last.
   Farmers expect to make a large amount of maple sugar this spring, the long spell of cold weather favoring a long run of sap.
   The Patrons of Husbandry of Cortland county will meet in Good Templars' hall, Cortland, Tuesday, March 7th at 10:30 A. M.
   The sheriff's sale of goods of the Cortland Top & Rail Company, which was to have been held last Friday, was postponed to March 7th.
   According to the new jury law which went into effect last month, no man can be a grand or trial juror in this State unless he owns real estate.—Exchange.
   It only costs $12.00 to attend the inauguration of President Cleveland. That's what the railroad company charges for fare for the round trip from Cortland.
   The people of Bainbridge, Chenango county, must be a very temperate lot, as at the late town meeting they voted in favor of no-license and against an appropriation to build a public drinking fountain.
   Every candidate for office, elected or not, must file a sworn statement of his expenses with the town clerk within ten days after election, or he is liable to fine and imprisonment. Today, Friday, is the last day.
   Owing to the fact that Mr. Rindge was unable to get his separators in operation, on Wednesday, Mr. C. F. Thompson was unable to furnish his patrons with milk, cream, etc., but he will be able to supply them to-day and until further notice.
   Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Davenport gave a delightful progressive whist party to quite a large number of their friends at their home on Lincoln-ave. last Monday evening. After the game refreshments were served and a social evening followed.
   Chief of Police Jas. P. Cleary, of Rochester, was elected Department Commander of the G. A. R. at the session held in Syracuse last week. Chief Cleary is a brother of our townsman, M. F. Cleary, Esq., and was an excellent soldier in the late war.
   The members of Grace church and some of their out of town friends have subscribed $1,225 for the proposed chime of bells. It will require about $1,600 to pay for the chimes, and the church invites subscriptions from citizens to make up the desired sum. Pledges may be handed to Geo. J. Mager, Dr. E. M. Santee, or they may be left at the Standard office.
   The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Thompson made them a surprise party at their home, No. 11 East Main St., Monday evening. They were engaged in packing their goods preparatory to moving to New York, where Mr. Thompson has an engagement with the Hammond Beef Co., but they stopped long enough to heartily welcome their guests and spend a social evening. After refreshments the guests presented their hosts with a handsome picture, and the party broke up about midnight.
   The Preble correspondent of theTully Times says: On Monday morning last, while Mr. Weingartner's hired man was crossing the railroad track with the team, he was struck by the [train’s] snow plow, throwing the boy over the telegraph wire and piling the horses and sleigh in a heap so they had to cut the harness to extricate the horses. The boy was bruised some and the sleigh was badly broken; the horses were not injured. A few hours after a gentleman appeared on the scene and settled by paying the boy $15.00 and Mr. Weingartner $6.00. Rather a cheap [fly, I reckon.]

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