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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, June 16, 1893.

The Standard and Barnum.
   The town was pretty well filled with people last Friday, who had noted the announcement in the Standard, "that Barnum & Bailey's Greatest show on earth would exhibit in this place June 9th," and were promptly on hand. To say that they were about as mad as they could be, hardly fills the bill and no one can blame them. The Standard didn't mend matters much by treating the entire subject as a good joke in its issue of Saturday. To make the situation still worse our neighbor attempts to reap some capital by claiming that it proves that the Standard is read by everybody, and that Cortland merchants had acknowledged the fact and had already assured them that hereafter, they would know where to place advertising. A three line notice stating that Barnum's show would exhibit here on a given date is the announcement of an important event that happens only once in two or three years; while the statement in the Standard that any one or all of our dry goods merchants are selling calico at the regular price or even a little under, is the announcement of a fact that is interesting to only those who are in need of the calico. The calico can be obtained most any time, and anywhere, while if readers would see Barnum, they must attend on the one and only day he exhibits here.
   It would have been better for the Standard to have acknowledged that it was guilty of gross carelessness, adding a suitable apology for it. Meanwhile citizens of every town in the county, will hereafter regard every statement printed in the Standard with suspicion, and will turn to the columns of the DEMOCRAT for reliable information on all subjects, knowing that they will not be disappointed. "Be sure you're right, then go ahead."

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

The Annual Meeting Held in the Supervisors' Rooms Thursday.
   The Cortland County Medical society held its annual meeting at the supervisors' rooms in Cortland, Thursday afternoon. The members present were Drs. Angel, White, Bennett, Dana, Higgins, Jewett, Edson and Reese of Cortland, Bradford, Whitney and Green of Homer, Hunt of Preble, Hendrick of McGrawville, Neary of Union Valley, Trafford of Marathon and Kinyon of Cincinnatus.
   After the reading of the minutes and reports of officers and committees the society proceeded to the election of officers and delegates for the coming year with the following result:
   President—Dr. H. D. Hunt.
   Vice-President—Dr. C. B. Trafford.
   Secretary and Treasurer—Dr. Frank H. Green.
   Board of Censors—Dr. H. T. Dana, Chairman, Drs. A. J. White, H. C. Hendrick, Jerome Angel and H. O. Jewett. Delegates to the American Medical Association—Drs. Dana, Hendrick and Higgins.
   Delegates to the Central New York Medical Association—Drs. Kinyon and Trafford.
   Delegates to County Medical society— Whitney, Onondaga; Reese, Chenango; Trafford, Broome; Higgins, Chemung; White, Tompkins.
   Dr. Higgins presented the name of Dr. L. T. White of Homer for admission to the society. The name was referred to the board of censors who retired and afterward returned to report that they had considered Dr. White's name favorably and he was then elected a member of the society.
   Dr. J. V. Kendall of Baldwinsville, a classmate of the late Dr. Caleb Green, was present and by vote of the society was asked to participate in the proceedings. Dr. Kendall paid a fitting tribute to the memory of Dr. Green with whom he had been intimately connected since 1844. Dr. Hendrick, Jewett, Higgins and Hunt then followed with remarks of respect for the memory of their late fellow member, and it was voted that the resolutions prepared by the committee appointed for that purpose, on the life of Dr. Green, be incorporated in the minutes and handed to the county papers for publication.
   Dr. Higgins then presented an interesting case of club foot in a child eight months old which he had recently operated on using the Phelps or open method of treatment. The child was present and a cast of the foot taken before the operation was shown, showing that an excellent result had been obtained. The case was discussed by Dr. Jewitt and others.
   Dr. Reese followed with a paper on "Appendicitis." The patient was treated by the expectant method and made a good recovery. The society then adjourned.
   F. H. GREEN, Secretary.
   The following resolutions of respect were passed by the Cortland County Medical society at their annual meeting, June 8, 1893:
   WHEREAS, In the dispensation of Divine Providence our worthy and beloved friend and brother in the medical profession, Dr. Caleb Green, has been removed from our midst, our society, and from his large sphere of usefulness, therefore
   Resolved, That we recognize in Dr. Green a man of elevated moral character, sympathetic nature and refined manner, a friend of a charitable and amiable disposition, who had endeared himself to a large circle by his kind and gentlemanly deportment.
   Resolved, That Dr. Green was the true type of the high-minded, trained and skillful physician, ever ready to respond cheerfully to the calls of rich and poor alike, relieving their sufferings by his assiduity and skill, and aiding his professional brethren by his wise counsels.
   Resolved, That by his death medical science has lost one of its most earnest cultivators; our society and medical profession one of their oldest and most devoted members; the poor have lost a comforter in their hour of need, and we have all lost a friend.
   Resolved, That as a practitioner Dr. Green was kind, attentive, accurate and conservative. In society he was social amiable, benevolent, truthful, and charitable.
   Resolved, That we sincerely deplore his loss, and tender our heartfelt sympathies with his family and friends in their bereavement.
   Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the members of his family and other near relatives and county papers.
   H.O. JEWITT, Chairman of Committee.
   Auburn will celebrate its Centennial on the third and fourth of July.
   Job E. Hedges, the assignee of the H. H. Warner property, says Mr. Warner's assets will amount to only $50,000. The patent medicine man's capital was mostly wind.
   The County farm near Binghamton contains about 105 persons. Among the inmates are many men once prominent in business affairs. One of them is 102 years of age.
   George and Albert Barton, two Owego boys, were recently having a Wild West show at their father's home, when George shot Albert in the jaw with a revolver which he "didn't know was loaded."
   The two glass factories at Ithaca have been or are soon to be shut down, and it is said that they will not be reopened. The glass trust owns the plants. A hundred or more men will thus be thrown out of work and Ithaca will lose a fine little industry.
   Two years ago an idiot boy was put under the charge of Dr. Roswell Park of Buffalo. Doctor Parke sawed a big "Y" in his cranium and wedged the skull back thus enlarging it. The brain expanded, and the boy is now of sound mind and perfectly healthy.
   "Railroad Jack" is no more. He has been around the Central depot in Albany for the past few weeks and has gradually grown weak. He died Tuesday morning in the baggage room of the depot. The body will be shipped to a taxidermist. Jack was thirteen years old and was famous for his travels.
   When the survivors of the war steamboat Sultana, which blow up in the Mississippi in 1865, with the loss of over 1,800 lives, held their annual re-union at Maryville, Tenn., a few days ago, James Lawton, who was supposed to have been drowned in the disaster, appeared, much to the surprise of everybody.
   In the United States several of the legislatures have done away with capital punishment. Thus the extreme penalty for murder does not exist in Michigan, Wisconsin, Rhode Island and Maine. But the State of Iowa, having abolished the death penalty, was compelled by the subsequent increase in crime to restore it.
   "Big Frank," the famous boxing kangaroo, made his first appearance in this country in Madison Square garden last week in a boxing match with a burly negro. He is over six feet tall when standing on his hind feet prepared to fight. On his fore feet he wore a pair of regulation gloves. Frank used his powerful tall as a third leg, and thus managed to stand erect when the negro struck him a powerful blow. The bout ended by the negro being whipped in three rounds.
Dryden Woolen Mills.
   Arrangements have been made by which the Dryden woolen mills are to be run a few weeks longer, and all wishing wool carded would do well to bring the wool at once. There also remain a lot of desirable remnants which will be closed out very cheap.

Elegant Dental Parlors.
   Mr. M. B. Ingalls has lately made some great improvements in his dental parlors in the Wickwire building, and he now has the finest operating rooms to be found in this section. The waiting room has been newly carpeted and enlarged, and new furniture added. The operating room has also been enlarged and otherwise improved. Mr. Ingalls largely increased business made it necessary for more room in which to do his bridge and plate work. To meet this demand he has secured the rooms over Robbins cigar store and a door has been cut through to connect with the main rooms. In the new rooms are located an operating chair and the laboratory. It is here that the intricate bridge and plate work will be done, in which Mr. Ingalls has gained a large practice. The extracting of teeth is also done in this room entirely separate from the rooms where teeth are filled. The rooms are pleasantly located, light, cheerful; they were tastily arranged, and reflect credit upon the doctor's good judgment. We are pleased to note this improvement, and bespeak for the doctor a largely increased practice.

   The western union telegraph office will hereafter be open until 9:30 P. M.
   The adjourned telephone meeting will be held in Firemen's hall this evening at 8 o'clock.
   The E. C. & N. will run a special excursion to Sylvan Beach next Sunday. Round trip tickets for $1.
   Mary Pickert has been appointed postmistress at Freetown Corners, and H. H. Pudney has been appointed postmaster at Taylor Centre.
   A human skeleton was found Tuesday while workmen were digging the cellar on the lot where the cobblestone school house formerly stood.
   W. S. Freer will give an Independence party at his hall in Higginsville on Monday evening July 3d. Music by Happy Bill Daniels orchestra. Bill $1.25.
   There is a law in this state requiring land owners and lessees to cut all weeds along the high ways adjoining their property between the 15th of June and the 1st of July, and August 15th and September 1st. Don't allow weeds to go to seed.
   We call the attention of our readers to the notice of special election to be found on this page. The question of sewerage is one that comes home to every citizen and everyone should read the notice carefully. The date of the election has been fixed for Tuesday, July 6.
   Messrs. J. W. Keese and A. W. Gates were served with papers last week requiring them to appear yesterday before the Attorney General in Albany to show cause why an action in the Supreme Court should not be commenced against them to remove them from office, on the ground that they failed to file the proper oath of office within the time prescribed by law, after being elected to the office of Excise Commissioners of the town of Cortlandville. The result of their interview with the Attorney General was not known at the hour of going to press.


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