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National Grange, The Order of Patrons of Husbandry.
The Cortland Democrat, Friday, June 28, 1889.

Anniversary of Chicago Grange.
   The ninth anniversary of Chicago Grange No. 446, P. of H., occurred at Grange Hall, Chicago, N. Y., Friday evening, June 14th, at 8 o'clock. About 200 members and visitors of the Grange assembled and enjoyed the following well-arranged programme, which had been prepared for the occasion by the committee, Mrs. John Gallagher and Mrs. Geo. H. Hyde:
Music, Grange Choir.
Opening Remarks by the Worthy Master.
Address, Guy Thompson.
Music, Choir.
Recitation, The Dying Soldier, Minnie Chaffee.
Declamation, John Bristol.
Solo, Lena McAllister.
Remembrances of the Grange, Mrs. G. Thompson.
Duet, Lillie Frost and Minnie Chaffee.
Recitation, Prayer and Potatoes, Lillie Frost.
Recitation, Curfew Shall Not Ring To-Night, Mrs. S. C. Burnham.
Remarks by Geo. Hyde.
Remarks by Visitors.
   The above programme was carried out to the letter, and from the remarks made by Worthy Master Sheerer, we learn that the Grange held its first organized meeting in 1881, in a school house near the Calkins' farm. Its success was assured from the outset, for it possessed many hard and earnest workers, whose heart and soul were in the cause and advancement of the interests of the husbandman. The Grange soon found it necessary to secure more commodious quarters, and the present hall was secured at Chicago Station [E. C. & N. R. R.]
   The organization is the most successful one of the kind in the county, and as a result of its earnest work, the interests of the farmers in that locality have been greatly augmented. Every member seems to vie with one another in promoting the interest and welfare of his neighbor, and it is a pleasure to be among them.
   Visitors were present from Blodgett Mills, East Homer and Cortland, and each one in turn gave their testimony as to the worth of the Grange. Delicious strawberries and ice cream was served to all, after which a short time was spent in visiting, and the good of the order enjoyed, when the lights were turned out, and each one voted it a most enjoyable time, all feeling well repaid for having been present.
   COM. [Committee.]

Pigs in Clover.
   The members of the Y. M. C. A. are racking their brains for new sources of amusement for their Field Day at the fair grounds, July 4th. The latest is pigs in Clover; they will have a series of pens arranged like the puzzle; the outer one will be about 40 feet in diameter. The pigs will be the real live and lively article, and a prize of $10.00 will be given the man who coops the porkers in the shortest time.
   The pen will be built immediately in front of the grand stand so that all can see the fun.
For Mutual Relief.
   Under the name of "The Wireworkers Mutual Relief Association" the employees of Wickwire Bros. have formed an association for purpose of mutual aid. The following officers have been elected:
   President—E. H. Stockwell.
   Vice-President—Charles B. Roethig.
   Secretary—Herbert Wood.
   Treasurer—John Lynch.
   Trustees—W. D. Coburu, Dewitt C. Greenman, Perry Whitmarsh, Edward Graves, Charles Gross.
   The trustees have been empowered to complete the incorporation of the association.

Local Beneficiary Association.
   This association was organized a little over a year ago in this village, and is now in a flourishing condition. The organization is intended to furnish a small fund for the families of all members in case of death. Thus far the association has been very fortunate, and its financial condition is in excellent shape. The following officers have been elected for the ensuing year:
   President—Robert McMillan.
   Vice-President—Chas. Barber.
   Secretary—Chas. Waldo.
   Treasurer—John H. Phelps.
   Book-keeper—H. J. Lewis.
   Chaplain—Frank Phelps.
   Parties who desire to join the association, or who may desire to learn more about it, can obtain all necessary information on application to either of the above officials.

   Mr. Otis D. Patrick has been appointed post master at Truxton.
   Anson B. Rodgers has been appointed post master at West Groton.
   Go to Tully lake and take a ride on the beautiful Venetian Gondola.
   The firm of Bushby & Phelps has been dissolved, Mr. Bushby retiring.
   S. Monroe of Whitney's Point, will [operate] the stage route from that village to Cincinnatus on and after July 1st next.
   The Cortland Wagon Company mutual aid association cleared over $100 on their excursion to Pleasant Beach [Onondaga Lake—CC editor] last Saturday.
   Water Witch engine and hose company and Orris hose company will play a game of ball on the fair grounds Saturday afternoon, for a purse of $100. Admission 25 cents.
   Last Thursday warrants were issued for parties who were running the wheel on the fair ground during the [trotting] races. Only one of them could be found, and Justice Bouton fined him fifty dollars, which was paid.
   Harry Bryson, residing on Franklin St., was arrested and taken before Justice Bouton, last week Wednesday, on the charge of assault committed upon his wife. He was given 90 days at the Onondaga Penitentiary.
   Harvey Edwards and Fred Graham were found asleep in a barn in the rear of the Dexter House, last Saturday, by officers Goldsmith and Parker. Justice Bouton sentenced them to 90 days in the Onondaga Penitentiary on the charge of vagrancy.
   Mrs. Josephine Gridley, the wife of Daniel Gridley, who resides on Factory street, was arrested last week on the charge of assault in the first degree. Mr. William Scarf lives next door to Mrs. Gridley, and Mrs. Scarf claims that the prisoner threw a stone at her three-year-old daughter Emma, striking her in the eye and knocking her down. The eye of the little one was badly bruised but it is thought that the sight is uninjured. The prisoner denies throwing the stone, but Justice Bouton held her in $350 bail for appearance before the grand jury. The defendant furnished bail.
   The E. C. & N. changed time last Monday, June 24th. Trains east-bound will leave Cortland at the same time as before, viz., 7:10 A. M., 8:00 A. M., 9:46 A. M., and 7:07 P. M., the 9:46 A. M. train making direct connections at Camden for Watertown, Clayton and the Thousand Islands. Trains west-bound will leave Cortland at 8:52 A. M., 9:46 A. M., and 3:05 P. M., the 3:05 P. M. train connecting at Elmira for all southern and western points. Sunday trains will leave Cortland at 8:00 A. M. and 10:31 A. M. for the east. Train for the west leaves at 5:26 P. M.

   W. W. Salisbury is the Secretary of the Cortland branch of the Tompkins, Cayuga and Cortland Mutual Insurance Co. He is one of those business men who does not boycott his own P. O., and hence we know that last week be sent out nineteen policies. He informs us that this branch has now $1,100,000, and they have had no accountable loss to levy on assessment since they began. Neither will they make a levy until the losses amount to 50 cents on a thousand, to avoid the expense of collecting. This is the safest and cheapest insurance that a farmer can take, as none but isolated risks are taken in any village. This is a kind of home protection, which every Democrat farmer can believe to be to his advantage. We remember seeing a subscriber to the old Cortland Mutual paying up his premium note nearly six years after his own policy had expired to cover a heavy loss in the city of Syracuse.
   C. E. Lasson, the contractor for the addition to the Raymond house, completes the carpenter work to-day (June 24), and the masons will be through by Saturday. They are using the compound hard finish for the whole job, Alf. Wilson doing the work.
   The potato market has closed for the season at this station. Several cars have been loaded with hay the past two weeks for H. Kennedy, of Cortland.
   Several fine strings of fish have been taken from the lake during the rainy weather of the past week.
   The DEMOCRAT is the boss paper to advertise in. We last week advertised a lot of bee hives for sale, and the printer's ink was hardly dry when a gentleman from Preble took the lot.
   Things at the Wheeler administrator's sale last Friday sold well up to the appraisal. As an auctioneer, we think Geo. Crain equals "Oliver" in his palmiest days.
   The ground has become so saturated with water that many farmers are greatly delayed in sowing their buckwheat.
   ULI SLICK. [pen name]

   TOMPKINS.—It is stated that the shipment of potatoes from McLean this season amounted to seventy thousand bushels, and from Dryden eighty-four thousand bushels.
   Geo. McKeon, aged about thirteen years, grandson of John McKeon, of Dryden, was arrested on Monday upon complaint of Joseph Bassel, for indecent exposure of his person, and his examination was set for this morning before Justice Smiley of Freeville, at the office of Geo. E. Monroe, in this village. Bail of $200 was given this morning by Mrs. McKeon, for his appearance before the next grand jury, and the case is therefore adjourned until October.

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