Monday, December 12, 2016


Cortland Evening Standard, Wednesday, August 30, 1893.

   —The annual picnic of Grace church Sunday-school will be held at the Floral Trout park to-morrow. Conveyances will be in waiting at the church at 10 A. M.
   —At a meeting of the Cortland City band held in their rooms last evening, Mr. J. C. Seamans tendered his resignation as a member of the band, which was, on motion, accepted.
   —It is estimated that the hop crop alone will bring into Otsego county this year over one million dollars, to say nothing about the hay, butter, milk and cheese. And yet the times are hard!
   —It is estimated that the yearly net earnings of the New York, Ontario & Western railroad for the transportation of milk will reach $400,000. The Erie earns in the same way over $539,288.
   —A queer effect of the present crisis is said to be a boom in the business of fortune-telling. Manufacturers who are shut down and employees who are out of work ought to know their fortune without telling.
   —A letter received in Cortland this morning from Rome, N. Y., states that some of the hail stones which fell during the recent storm there were 8 to 10 inches in diameter and 12 inches long by actual measurement.
   —The tree which blew down yesterday in front of the W. R. Randall place, as noted in the STANDARD, turns out to have been a smooth-bark hickory—the only one in a row of maples—and not a maple. The tree was set out seventy or more years ago.
   —The Elmira Advertiser says that a bicycle rider, who was thrown from his wheel, was "participated" through a window. This probably means that the proof reader had "a head" on him or else that the rider and window took part in the smash.
   —The Binghamton Republican says that Thomas Sullivan, who died in Cortland last Thursday, was a barber by occupation and at one time worked in that city. He kept a barber shop in a saloon in Washington-st. several years ago. His stay in the city was brief, however, and he left there about three years ago.
   —"Push those clouds away!" is the title and the refrain of a hymn which was sung with revival fervor last Sunday at the camp-meeting of the colored people of Brooklyn. The words make a helpful motto at all times for the white brethren and sisters as well as for the colored. We can't always push the clouds away but we can try to.
   —The regular meeting of the Woman's Missionary society of the Congregational church will be held in the church parlors on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. An interesting program will be presented. The social ten-cent tea will be served from 6 to 8 P. M. All are most cordially invited. Strangers are always accorded a warm welcome.
   —The sincere sympathy of a wide circle of relatives and friends will be extended to Mr. O. A. Kinney, Jr., in the death of his wife which occurred at McGrawville yesterday. Mrs. Kinney's last illness had been of several months' duration, and full of suffering, and death came to her as a great relief. Funeral at McGrawville, Friday morning at 10 o'clock, at O. A. Kinney's.
   —Farmer Bolles of Pulaski, Tenn. drew his money, $1,000, out of the bank and hid it under his carpet for safe keeping. Burglars got wind of his drawing the money and entered the house and applied a pair of pincers to Mr. Bolles sharply and repeatedly till he told where the money was hidden. The bank is still sound. Mr. Bolles' bad luck is an object lesson on the folly of hoarding.
   —There are plenty of good boats at Tully lake, a merry-go-round for the children, swings and other attractions. Don't miss the Presbyterian Sunday-school picnic on Friday of this week. Tickets now on sale at Warren & Tanner's. Adults 50 cents, children 25 cents. This is to be a basket picnic, but there are fine hotel accommodations for those who do not wish to carry their dinners.
   —The prize hen story comes from Binghamton and relates how one day a foolish hen committed suicide in a blacksmith shop. This hen happened to come in when the blacksmith was making horseshoe nails. In cutting off the red-hot heads of the nails, one of them flew and struck the floor near where the hen was pecking. Thinking that it was a kernel of corn she swallowed it and immediately keeled over dead.
   —The currency stringency is not likely to strike the hop growers of Otsego county during their harvest time. The Wilbur National bank, at Oneonta, announces that it has $100,000 to loan to hop growers to enable them to get their crops in shape to market. Growers of southern cotton and western corn and wheat, observes the Binghamton Republican, are not having their eyes dazzled by such notices in their localities.
   —A dispatch from Norwich, dated Aug. 29, states that two little granddaughters of John A. Randall, daughters of John Abell of Brooklyn, N. Y., were crossing a railroad bridge over the Chenango river there that evening, when they were struck by a light engine and thrown into the stream. The stream was much swollen from the heavy rains and their bodies were carried away. One was recovered later. John A. Randall is a brother of Paul Randall who spent several months in Cortland a number of years ago at the residence of the late Mr. Wm. P. Randall.
   —One effect of the hard times in New York is shown by the decrease in the revenues of restaurants, cigar stores and saloons. Men who thought it nothing to spend from 60 cents to $1 a day for something to eat are now satisfied with a 25-cent lunch. While people may smoke as much they either buy cheaper cigars or smoke pipes. Complaints of decreased receipts by the wholesale liquor dealers and brewers of the metropolis indicate that even the drinking places there are much more lightly patronized than they have been. The same is true all over the state. Drink costs money and men out of work and out of wages can't buy it.
   —Dr. Francis J. Cheney of the Normal school, who was a guest at the Syracuse hotel during his stay in Chicago, writes us concerning it that the hotel is pleasant, quiet and cool, situated as it is on the shore of Lake Michigan; that Manager Knapp is courteous and thoughtful and does all in his power for the comfort and enjoyment of his guests; that the rooms are clean and furnished with comfortable beds; that the hotel is within seven minutes ride of the south entrance to the fair grounds; and that he recommends it without hesitation. The STANDARD has intended to advertise no World's Fair hotels which would fail to satisfy guests, and made inquiry as to the Syracuse before admitting its advertisement. Dr. Cheney's opinion confirms what we then learned. The hotel is very reasonable in price—which will commend it further to the economically inclined.

Steamer St. Lawrence on St. Lawrence River using searchlight.
St. Lawrence River Tours.
   The Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg railroad has arranged a delightful tour to the St. Lawrence, including all expenses for two and three-quarters days at the reasonable rate of ten dollars. Tickets take the tourist to Alexandria Bay and return, give the Island Ramble, electric search light excursion and a trip to Kingston, Ont. and return. They also include two and three-quarters days board at the best hotels; namely, the Thousand Island House or the Crossmon House.
   These tickets will be sold Wednesdays and Saturdays. They are good on all trains, and have all first class privileges. This is not an excursion but simply a pleasure tour for one or more persons, and affords a splendid opportunity to visit the Thousands Islands of the River St. Lawrence. Tickets may be obtained of all depot ticket agents of the R. W. & O. R. R. The rate from Syracuse is $10.
   For further information, apply to Theo. Butterfleld, G. P. A., Syracuse, N. Y.



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