Tuesday, October 11, 2016


William H. Clark.
The Cortland Democrat, Friday, March 24, 1893.

In the Interest of Economy.
   Editor Clark seems to think that the taxpayers appreciate what Police Justice Bull has done for them after all. In the Standard of the 17th inst., in the article "A Question on Salaries," he says some very good things that we should like to see carried out. With a President and Board of Trustees that want to do the same, the taxpayers can be relieved of a far greater sum than the reduction of salaries. The laws of the State of New York, 1883, Chap. 153, provide that in any Village having a paid police force, no other officer shall receive any fees before Magistrates or Courts of Special Session or for summary arrests. Not only have our own town officers done this, but I am informed on good authority that officers from other towns have been in the habit of making an arrest or two when they come here, to help pay expenses.
   We have just spent $3,000 in the addition to Firemen's Hall and have a lockup of our own, why not use it, and have the vagrants that ask for a night's lodging stay there, instead of being arrested and making a charge of $7 or $9. When the Poormaster kept one over night it was a county charge, and cost the whole county from 75 cts. to $1.00, but when they are arrested they are a town charge and this town pays it all.
   Will Mr. Clark tell his readers what has become of the following resolutions, which were passed by the Board of Supervisors, the 29th day of Nov. 1890?
   Resolved, That this Board request and instruct the County Superintendent of the Poor to issue to the Police Justice of the village of Cortland; also the town Poormaster of Cortlandville, full authority to give orders on the Sheriff of Cortland county to furnish lodging and breakfast for any tramp.
   Resolved, That the Sheriff be instructed to furnish these orders when presenting his [bill] to the Board of Supervisors for audit, and in case these orders do not accompany his bill, such charges will not be allowed. And be it further
   Resolved, That the Sheriff be instructed to send all tramps asking for lodging at the jail, to either the Police Justice or town Poormaster for an order, as mentioned above, before receiving such tramp, and in case this not done, then the Board of Supervisors will not audit any such charges where this course is not pursued.
   ECONOMY. [pen name of contributor.]

Electric Lights in Street Cars.
   The Cortland and Homer Street Railroad Co., have lately received a car that is thoroughly equipped with a storage battery and other appliances for lighting the same with electricity. The company have placed power and an electric motor on their premises between this place and Homer, which will generate the electricity that will supply the batteries. It is expected that the car will be running in a few days. The public will greatly appreciate the company's efforts to better serve its patrons by giving better light in the cars.

"Electric Light in the Street Cars."
   The Cortland and Homer Street Railroad Co. have lately received a car that is thoroughly equipped with a storage battery and other appliances for lighting the same with electricity. The company have placed power and an electric motor on their premises between this place and Homer, which will generate the electricity that will supply the batteries. It is expected that the car will be running in a few days. The public will greatly appreciate the company's efforts to better serve its patrons by giving better light in the cars.
   The above item appeared in the Cortland Democrat this morning. A reporter of The STANDARD at once called upon Mr. L. D. Garrison, the treasurer of the railroad company, showed him the item and asked if it was true. Mr. Garrison said there was nothing in it; the company had not received such a car; no power or electric motor had been placed upon their premises, nor had any arrangements for this been made.
   The subject of electric lighting of cars had not been mentioned at all by any one so far as he knew, and he thought he was in a position to know all about it. As a matter of fact, a party from Syracuse representing the same company which had for a short time used the storage battery cars in that city was in Cortland three days ago to see if an arrangement could be made by which they could put a storage battery car upon this railroad and operate it at their own expense for a time and simply for the sake of trying an experiment. The storage battery would be used to run the cars not to light them, as the Democrat says. No arrangement was made and there is no certainty that one will be, though it may be within the range of possibility sometime in the future.
   The Democrat generally gets its news from an authentic source—the Daily STANDARD. Whenever it does take a spurt and show signs of enterprise it generally shoots into the air with results like the above. Go slow, neighbor, and be sure of the facts.—Cortland Evening Standard, Friday, March 24, 1893.

   CHENANGO.—Sherburne's centennial celebration will be held June 21st.
   Dr. Livingstone, of Bennettsville, Chenango county, has regained the power of speech and hearing, after being a deaf mute nearly 65 years. When three years old an attack of scarlet fever left him entirely deaf, and be soon became a mute. Two weeks since he awoke in the night with a pain in his head as if he had been struck with a club, and he cried out to his wife. They heard each others' voices for the first time and talked until morning.
   Thursday morning Charles Gould appeared before Justice Throop in Norwich, and complained of his three girls, Emma, aged fifteen, Florence, aged fourteen, and Rose, aged thirteen, stating that his wife had died several years ago, since which time he had endeavored to earn an honest living and care for the motherless daughters; but they had fallen into bad company, were beyond his control, and he asked for their arrest. A warrant was issued, the charge being vagrancy, and later they were arrested. The evidence in the case was heard and the two youngest girls were sentenced to the State Industrial School at Rochester. Emma, the oldest, promised to do better, and was discharged. Officer Steere left Friday morning, with the two young girls, for Rochester.
   MADISON.—Ten thousand brook trout fry are to be placed in Beaver creek, near Brookfield, this season.
   The Brookfield Baptist church, erected in 1819, is soon to be rebuilt and modernized.
   Reuben Green, the oldest resident of Brookfield, died Monday, aged nearly 100 years.
   Harley Klock, a Lenox Basin farmer, was fined $15 for cruelty to animals, he being so shiftless that he let them go days without food or water.
   Frank B. Beedleson, Canastota's one-legged bicyclist, starts June 1 to ride from San Francisco to New York, a distance of 4,000 miles. He expects to make the trip in less than 100 days.
   Nearly a car load of Englishmen, right from the old country, landed in Hubbardsville the other day and expect to find employment among the farmers of that vicinity.
   TOMPKINS. — A Law and Order League has been organized in Ithaca.
   The total amount of school monies in the towns of the county and city of Ithaca, is $27,938.69.
   The election of supervisors in Ithaca, last week, makes the Board Democratic by a majority of one.
   The State has appropriated three thousand dollars for a portrait of Ezra Cornell, to be placed in the State Capitol.
   The trustees of Cornell University have refused to allow the Ithaca Street Railway to extend its lines upon the campus.
   In the suit against the town of Newfield for damages caused by a defective bridge, a verdict for $7,000 was rendered. It don't pay to keep rotten bridges on hand.
   Elmer Norcott, who underwent an operation at the City Hospital some weeks ago, has so far recovered as to be removed to his residence. There is every possibility of his full restoration to health.
   The civil damage case of Michael Brennan against Sandy Patten and wife, of Ithaca, has been settled by the defendants. A year ago last Friday Thomas Brennan was found frozen to death near Halseyville with indications that he had perished while under the influence of liquor. He was a son of the plaintiff in the case, and the action grew out of the fact that the young man was supposed to have bought his whiskey of Patten.

   The Candy Kitchen has a window full of walnuts on exhibition.
   The spring term of the Marathon Academy commences on Monday next.
   Half-hour street cars are again running. They run between the hours of 9 and 11 A. M., and 1 and 5 P. M.
   Mr. Ed. L. Adams, editor and proprietor of the Independent, has been elected president of the village of Marathon. No opposition. Congratulations.
   On March 15th, the town board accepted the resignation of town clerk William Corcoran, and immediately reappointed him to fill the vacancy caused by his resignation.
   The King's Daughters wish to call attention to the following change: Mrs. L. Snyder, director of local charity, in the 3d ward, in place of Mrs. E. Bostwick, resigned.
   Friday morning last, Mert Angel, aged 16, and Edward Nix, aged 14, had a race for the Y. M. C. A. championship. Nix made 6 1/2 miles in 40 minutes, and Angel ran the distance in 40 minutes and 3 seconds.
   Two hose companies have entered the tug of war contests and the relay foot races for the 45th Separate Company's fair. Geo. Franz, Mr. LaMonde and D. P. Nichols, of Syracuse, and Patsy Connors, of Homer, have entered the ten mile foot race.
   Mr. F. A. Bickford has leased the small building on the north side of Railroad street, nearly opposite Cobb & Perkins' store and has opened a general repair shop. Mr. Bickford's well known reputation as a first-class mechanic should keep him busy. Bicycles, sewing machines, clothes wringers, etc. promptly repaired, and at reasonable prices.
   The postal note, which has never been very popular, will be succeeded by the postal script. A sheet calling for amount from one cent to $3 has been prepared, from which, on the payment of one cent, the amount to be sent will be torn off, about the same as an express order. There will be no writing on it of any kind by the postmaster, the sender endorsing the check or draft. The government guarantees its safe transportation.

   Menze Grinnell has hired to Ernest Clark the meat man.
   We hear that Miss Nora Grout of this town is quite low.
   Mr. F. M. Hazard went to Syracuse on business last Monday.
   Mr. S. J. Hazard has returned from Cortland to his father's house.
   Adelbert Chrysler will move into the Fisk house near Dan Cottrell's.
   Mr. Morton Whiting went to Syracuse on Monday to buy a stock of spring goods.
   Mrs. Salisbury has hired Miss Maud Newman to teach the north village school.
   Mrs. B. F. Rogers has gone upon a visit to Berlin, Rensselear Co., where she will spend several weeks with her parents.
   It is understood that Wm. N. Babcock has hired Clark Fritts to work in blacksmith shop this corning season with him.
   Mr. H. Ward Childs and wife are visiting his father and brother Hon. S. A. Childs and Mr. E. W. Childs of this town.
   Lewis Babcock is moving on to the Geo. Burden farm, Mr. Burden moving into the house with his father-in-law Gordon Bailey.
   There will be a maple sugar festival at the M. E. Church on Saturday evening, March 26th, under the auspices of the Ladles Aid Society.
   Robins and blackbirds have put in an appearance; which denotes that summer is nigh. The blackbirds are awful large, fully as large as crows.
   Mrs. Adella Salisbury we think has the finest yard of berry bushes in this town. She is looking for more help with the increase of business.
   Mr. Chauncey Fairchild has hired the Stillman house for the coming year. Mr. James Unkless will move into the Child's house north of the S. D. B. Church.
   Mr. C. L. Jones of Homer has sold his farm, known as the Cobb farm to a Mr. Springer. He has already taken possession. Consideration $2,750. 70 acres.
   Quite a large company gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Stoker last week Wednesday evening. Supper was served and a good time reported. Five dollars was realized for the M. E. Aid Society.
   While some of the states are passing laws making it a penal offence to sell or use cigarettes the N. Y. Tribune is congratulating the country over the great increase of that "Industry" under the McKinley tariff.
   Mr. Stephen S. Brown of this town died at his home last Sunday morning. Funeral on Tuesday at the house. Burial at the new cemetery. His age was about 66 years. He was the youngest son of Timothy Brown deceased, an early settler and noted hunter.
   We learn that the property of the late Washington Brown of Minnesota, was bequeathed as follows: to Mrs. Adella Hathaway all household goods, to Miss Genevieve Babcock of this town $400; to his brother Denison Brown $100; the residue to be equally divided between Mrs. Hathaway's two children Ray and May, which is supposed to mean several thousand apiece.

   Frank Pindar has moved into one of the Cushing tenement houses.
   Mrs. D. W. Wilbur is quite sick. Dr. Hunt of Preble attends her.
   Miss Hatttie Churchill of Spafford has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. Edwin Pratt.
   Ed Morse and family have returned from a visit to Harry Denison's in Truxton.
   There was a private dance at John Sharps' last Thursday night. Chas. Wagoner furnished the music.
   There was a surprise party and dance at Frank Pindar's last Thursday night. Fred Corl furnished the music.
   Wm. Isbell and wife commenced work for Wm. Rice on Monday. They get $30 per month for eight months.
   Wm. T. Perkins is again running his coal kiln liter an Idleness of six weeks on account of the snow. He has orders ahead for over 3,000 bushels.
   Mr. Gallinger is shipping hay that he has purchased in this vicinity. He pays $9.50 per ton for good hay and takes it at the farmers' barns. John Glllet, Jr. does the pressing for him.
   The New York milk jobbers, who have handled the milk of the Farmers' Milk Union for the past year, have refused to take it after April 1st. The members of the milk union held a meeting last week but did not decide what they would do with their milk for the ensuing year.
   The wedding at Frank Pratt's passed off quietly, with about fifty guests in attendance. The presents were said to be numerous and costly. By a mistake last week we gave the bride's name as Miss Rose Pratt when we should have said Miss Nellie Pratt. Our enterprising neighbor, who is keeping a list of the mistakes we make, has a chance to add one more to his list. [Reference to the Cortland Standard—CC editor.]

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