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1894 map segment of Cortland. Townley Avenue does not connect with Broadway.

Cortland Evening Standard, Wednesday, March 8, 1893.

   SMALL FARM FOR SALE, 2 1/2 miles west from the postoffice, on the McLean road. Also a second-hand 5-ton Hay Scales and a seven-room House on Broadway for sale.
   It is expected that a Belt Line Electric Street Railroad will pass the above lots this summer and prices will be advanced as soon as it is an assured fact.
115 Tompkins Street.

   —The daily STANDARD is one year old to-day. It was a healthy infant and has hardly known a sick day in its life. As a consequence it has never had occasion to spend much time crying or making a noise to attract attention to itself, but it has chiefly directed its efforts to growing. And in that it has succeeded most admirably, both in size and circulation. It has found many warm friends for itself too during its short life who eagerly watch for it each day. Its parent, the weekly STANDARD, was and is a most popular individual and it has so rejoiced in the prosperity of its offspring and in the warmth of feeling manifested for itself that it long ago decided to make its appearance twice each week instead of once, and this new move has added to its popularity. Hand in hand the parent and child are pushing onward, each assisting the other.
   —Mrs. D. Lumsden of Chicago Monday afternoon delivered a very interesting lecture to a large audience of ladies. Her subject was "Woman and her Physical life." Her talk was a very impressive one on health and the causes of disease. She is an earnest speaker and holds her audience with close attention. She is thoroughly at home with her subject and all who heard it will look forward with pleasure to hear her again at no distant day. Such a lecture as Mrs. Lumsden gave can not come too often to the ladies not only of Cortland but of all the county.
   —The regular meeting of the Willard Y. will be held at 7:30 o'clock on Saturday evening at the home of Miss Grace Hare, 16 Reynolds-ave.
   —Remember the lecture to be given by Dr. F. J. Cheney at the Y. M. C. A. rooms this evening. Free to members and their friends, lady and gentleman.
   —A special business meeting of the Y. P. S. C. E. of the Baptist church will be held Thursday evening after prayer meeting. A full attendance is desired.
   —The February number of Good Roads is a New York state number and is largely devoted to the interests of good roads in the state. It contains an excellent article by Dr. Francis J. Cheney of Cortland [Normal School Principal] upon ''Good Roads and School Attendance." Among the prominent wheelmen of the state whose faces appear in this number is Dr. E. M. Santee. Dr. Cheney's cut also accompanies his article.
   —The issue of the city election held at Ithaca yesterday turned on the question of saloon or no saloon and resulted in the election of Clinton D. Bouton, anti-saloon, for mayor. The new mayor has the appointment of excise commissioners and the election means that Ithaca will be "dry" for four years. The election of Mr. Bouton was announced by the ringing of church bells. The victory for the temperance people is the outcome of a vigorous campaign begun three months ago and pushed systematically until the polls closed.
   —A joke is going the rounds of the university how that the three year-old daughter of Prof. H. of Cornell, cruelly scorched Chicago in a most original and awful manner. It happened in this wise: The professor had been appointed to a chair in the great university of Chicago, and was about to start with his wife and family for his new charge. The household goods had all been packed and the professor was to take the train on the morning following. His little daughter had started to say her evening prayers but suddenly gave up in despair, concluding suddenly by exclaiming: "Anyhow, dear God, good by, for to-morrow we leave for Chicago."—U. of C. Weekly.

Democratic Convention.
   A goodly number of Democrats assembled at the Democratic headquarters last evening to nominate candidates for the village offices. The meeting was called to order about 8:30 o'clock by Mr. George C. Hubbard. Mr. C. E. Rowley was elected chairman, but refused to accept the office, in the words of Mr. Hubbard, "The Jersey Bull candidate was too busy to serve." Mr. Benton B. Jones was then made chairman of the meeting. Mr. Joseph Freer was elected secretary. The credentials of the delegates from the various wards were read and accepted. Those from the First ward being L. Arnold, Edward Dowd, James Freer, J. H. Turner and R. G Lewis; Second ward, C. J. Miller, B. F. Taylor, H. B. Williams, William Winters and John Dowd; Third ward, F. W. Collins, F. E. Plumb, Lester Cooper, John Livingston and Hubert Madden; Fourth ward, A. E. Hitchcock, B. B. Jones, Andrew J. McSweeney, George C. Hubbard and J. R. Hathway.
   The inspectors of election in the first ward are, Mr. George W. Cleveland and Joseph Freer; second, Porter Bunnell and Burdette Ryan; third, John Lanan and C. H. Gaylord; fourth, William C. Freer and A. E. Hitchcock.
   The following ticket was then put in nomination:
   President—Arthur B. Nelson.
   Trustee in First ward—R. G. Lewis.
   Trustee in Third ward—William J. Greenman.
   Assessor—George J. Miller.
   Police Justice—C. S. Bull.
   Treasurer—William Kennedy.
   Collector—Jesse Judd.
   School commissioners for the full term of three years, C. E. Van Brocklin, F. W. Collins and F. E Plumb; two years, Charles H Gaylord; one year, George C. Hubbard.
   Village committee to call caucuses, etc., George C. Hubbard, James H. Turner and Andrew J. McSweeney.
   When Mr. Bull's name for police justice was presented with a very brief introduction by Mr. Plumb the applause that broke forth fairly shook the building. Three who were nominated for treasurer declined the office, but it was filled as above. The only contest of the evening was for the nomination of collector. In the other nominations the secretary was instructed to cast a single ballot for the candidate, but in the case of collector, an informal ballot of the delegates was taken which resulted as follows:
   Whole number cast, 20.
   Jesse Judd, 11.
   Michael Comfort, 5.
   Patrick Dowd, 4.
   Messrs. J. R. Hathway and Andrew J. McSweeney acted as tellers.
   This ballot was made formal.

Marathon Department.
   The board of education hold their regular monthly meeting to-morrow evening at the academy chapel.
   Several of the teachers from here attended the uniform examinations at Cortland yesterday and to-day.
   Mr. George Wilson has accepted the agency for the Syracuse Evening News in this place. He is also agent for the Utica Saturday Globe.
   Mr. L. Brink has been trying to improve the condition of our streets for the past two days by driving up and down the streets with a large snow plow. It is a question in the minds of many whether this is a benefit or damage. It is furnishing material for general conversation and criticism at any rate.
   Many are taking precautions against the prospective high water this spring.
   Much moving seems to be going on in our vicinity already and about April 1st there will be a general change about.
   The past few days have softened the country roads so as to render traveling rather disagreeable and if the weather should continue warm they will soon be impassable in many places.
   Regents' examinations will be held at the academy every day next week and students from surrounding schools not under the visitation of the regents are welcome to come and try them free of any charge. The following is the program as furnished us by C. Y. Coon, the principal:
   Monday, 9:15 A. M. to 12:15 P. M .—French 2nd year, French 3rd year, Virgil's eclogues, arithmetic advanced, algebra advanced, drawing advanced.
   1:15 to 4:15 P. M.—English advanced, German 2nd year, German 3d year, Sallust's Catiline, Ovid's Metamorphoses, physics advanced, chemistry advanced.
   Tuesday, 9:15 A. M. to 12:15 P. M.— Rhetoric, reading course I, arithmetic, botany, Greek history, ethics.
   1:15 to 4:15 P. M.—Reading course II, Virgil's Aeneid, physical geography, geography, civics, economics.
   Wednesday, 9:15 A. M. to 12:15 P. M.—Writing, English elementary, reading course III, algebra, plane geometry, chemistry, drawing.
   1:15 to 4:15 P. M.—Spelling, English composition, English literature, reading course IV, astronomy, zoology, physiology and hygiene.
   Thursday, 9:15 A. M. to 12:15 P. M.—American literature, reading course V, German, 1st year, Greek, 1st year, Greek composition, trigonometry, stenography, U. S. history.
   1:15 to 4:15 P M.—Reading course VI, French, 1st year, Latin, 1st year, Caesar, physics, English history, bookkeeping.
   Friday, 9:15 A. M. to 12:15 P. M.—Xenophon's Acabasis, Homer's Iliad, general history, Roman history, New York history, psychology.
   1:15 to 4:15 P. M.—English reading, Cicero's orations, Latin composition, solid geometry, geology.
   Several petitions are being circulated by ambitious aspirants for the postoffice under the new administration. Postmaster Brooks, the present incumbent, is a faithful and accommodating official and there will probably be no change until his term fully expires.
   The young people are improving the last of our sleighing, and parties may be seen driving about the village nearly every night.
   Michael McEligot has secured a position of great responsibility at the junction of several railroads near New York City. Mr. McEligot is a first class telegraph operator and we have no doubt as to his success.

[We copy articles as they were printed, past rules of grammar included—CC editor.]

Board of Trustees.
   At the regular meeting of the board of trustees held at the clerk's office Monday evening a policy of fire insurance on the engine house addition of $2,000 by the Fire association of Philadelphia was accepted.
   The following bills were allowed and ordered paid:
   Street commissioner's pay roll, $210.75
   Price & Co , sundries, 9.46
   A. Mahan, organ box, 1.00
   D. H. Yates, filing saws, 3.35
   Foundry & Machine Co., repairs, 4.80
   Frank M, Samson, salary, 25.09
   Martin & Call, coal, 52.35
   Salaries of president and trustees, 175.00
   Fred Hatch, salary as clerk, 25.00
   Police force, salaries, 146.00
   B. D. Parker, expenses on taking prisoner to penitentiary, 2.40
   James E. Sager, mileage, 10.97
   First National bank, paid express charges on Union school bonds amounting to $20,000 to Home Savings bank of Albany and paid exchange on draft, 9.50
   I. H. Palmer, services and disboursements in the action of the supreme court in the case of The village of Cortland vs. the S., B & N. Y. Railroad Co., 100.00
   Cortland STANDARD, printing, etc., for board of health, 43.20
   William J. Moore, recording births, deaths and marriages and putting up placards from Feb. 6, 1893, to date, 8.00
   An agreement between the D., L. & W. R. R., the village of Cortland and The H. M. Whitney Co. opening East Court and Pendleton-sts., in settlement of an action concerning the same in the supreme court was placed on file.
   It was resolved that the application of the Water Witch Steamer and Hose Co. for furnishing their room be granted as to furnishing lockers and bedsteads, and denied as to balance and that they be allowed $25 each the coming year out of the appropriation.
   The resignation of Robert B. Innis as inspector of election in the First Ward was read and accepted and George J. Maycumber was appointed in his place. The resignation of Dewitt C. Todd, inspector of election in the Third Ward was also read and accepted and Charles Geer was appointed in his place.
   The union school bond, No. 1 for $1,000, issued May 4, 1892, was destroyed by fire in presence of the board, as it had been paid and cancelled. The following bonds which had been paid and cancelled were destroyed in a like manner in the presence of the board:
   100 Normal school coupons at $1.81 1/4 each.
   20 Normal school coupons at $9.06 1/4 each.
   20 Union school coupons at $15.31 each.
   9 Union school coupons at 15.10 1/2 each.
   The meeting was then adjourned.

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