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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, September 1, 1893.

Musical Recital in Truxton.
   Tuesday evening, Aug. 29th, the residence of Mr. Otis D. Patrick in Truxton village was filled with people assembled to listen to a program of instrumental and vocal music, which had been arranged for the occasion. Those taking part were mostly residents of Truxton, though fortune opportunely favored the audience with a few numbers from visiting friends. Mr. E. C. Kenney acted as conductor.
   During the summer an orchestra of five pieces has met occasionally for practice. The members are: Mrs. O. D. Patrick, piano; Miss Vera Seibert, first violin; Miss Satie Seibert, second violin; Mr. Frank Goddard, cornet; Mr. E. C. Kenney, piccolo. As will appear from the program goodly a portion of the entertainment was furnished by them.
   1. Centennial March, Orchestra.
   2. After Dinner Quadrille, Orchestra.
   3. Song, The Coach, composed in honor of "The Truxton Coaching Club." Words and air by Mr. E. C. Kenney. Accompaniment and arrangement
of trumpet calls, Mrs. Isabel Tillinghast. Trumpet calls played by Mr. Frank Goddard.
   4. Redowa, Farie Dances,  Orchestra.
   5. Piano Solo, Springtime of Love, Miss Grace Stevens.
   6. Piano Solo, "I love my love," Mrs. I. N. Van Hoesen, accompaniment by Mrs. J. C. Nelson.
   7. Grand March and Andante, introducing Duet, 1st Violin and Cornet Orchestra.
   8. Nox Waltz, Orchestra.
   9. Soprano Solo with Cornet Obligate, "Sweet Janette," Mrs. F. Woodward, Cornet, Mr. Frank Goddard, Piano accompaniment, Mrs. Isabel Tillinghast.
   10. Clayton's Grand March, Orchestra.
   11. Piano Solo, "Loves Dream After the Ball," Miss Garnie Vischer.
   12. Echoes of the Forest Waltzes, Orchestra.
   13. Le Mardi Gras Quadrille, Orchestra.
   14. Soprano Solo, "Merrily I Roam," Miss May Marble, accompaniment by Miss Garnie Vischer.
   15. Cornet Solo with orchestra accompaniment, Polka di Concert, Mr. Frank Goddard.
   16. Gallop. Remembrance of Christmas and Fourth of July. Introducing castanets, triangle, torpedoes, and policeman's whistle, Orchestra.
   The audience seemed to be highly pleased with the music giving every number enthusiastic applause, numbers 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 14, 15 received encores. Miss May Marble also sang extra pieces by request.  All in all, it must be admitted that the program exhibited great variety and a really worthy combination of talent. Such entertainments not only please the ear for the moment, but also stimulate those taking part to earnest practice and encourage the young to begin and pursue a musical education.

   Be sure and read the programme of the Fair to be held on the grounds of the Cortland county agricultural society to be found on fourth page.
   The new list of the Telephone company shows fifty subscribers in Cortland.
   The fall term of Miss Austin's school commences next Tuesday.
   Miss E. C. Ormsby's school opens next Wednesday morning.
   Teachers' examinations for second and third grade certificates will be held at Marathon Sept. 1, and 2.
   A first-class band and an excellent orchestra with the "My Aunt Sally" company in the Opera House next Monday evening.
   The Norwich Sun says: "Speak the truth." This advise is doubtless intended for the general reader instead of for members of the press.
   Section 200 of a law passed by the last legislature, says that no child not vaccinated can hereafter enter any of the public schools of this state. Trustees or boards of education must appoint a physician to look after this matter.
   The Ladles and Pastors Aid Society of the Homer-ave. M. E. church, are preparing to give "a dollar social," early in September. Each member of the Society will explain how she earned her dollar, which is to be given at that time. An interesting time is expected.
   Look out for sharpers who travel around pretending to repair carpet sweepers and wringers. If they get an order to fix them they ask for the privilege of taking them to their store for repairs. That is the last seen of wringer or carpet sweeper, as the traveler disposes of them at a low figure to some one who wishes to buy.
   Tramps are getting very numerous throughout the county and frequent complaints are heard of their high-handed depredations. Many have been arrested and more ought to be. Some towns are already taking advantage of the general law of 1892 which gives power to the supervisor and two justices of the peace to appoint five or less special constables for three days or less for the protection of the peace.—Exchange.
   The Citizens' Law Enforcement Association have caused the arrest of nearly all the proprietors of hotels and restaurants in this place the past week, The bartenders of the Messenger and the Cortland House were arrested instead of the proprietors. All gave bail except Frank Bates of the Commercial Hotel, whose case was tried before a jury. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty and Justice Bull fixed the fine at $50 which we understand was paid.
   About 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon an alarm of fire called the department over the river to Doud-st. The nearest hydrant is near the tracks on Grant-st., so the hose from three carts was needed to reach the scene of the fire 1700 feet away. It was the dwelling of L. P. Walsh and the fire was first around the chimney in the attic. His goods were all removed and water from the long line of hose soon ended the fire. The loss is covered by insurance. The steamer was called but did not arrive in time.
   The Standard congratulates itself over the alleged fact that it published "the full report of the votes on the Wilson anti-silver bill and all the amendments proposed thereto nearly three hours before any other paper brought the news into Cortland." The Standard should be freely awarded all the credit due it for this alleged bit of enterprise, but its readers will regret the fact that it became so exhausted in furnishing this bit of information, that it was unable to give a line of telegraphic news the day following. The Standard apologises [sic] for this failure by saying, "Telegraph wires are down all over the state as a result of last night's storm. No late despatches [sic] have been received." Other daily papers were receiving and publishing despatches, but then their's [sic] are received by wire while the Standard's come by express. It would have been far more correct to have said, "Trains failed to connect and plates did not arrive, consequently we couldn't print them."
   Remember that Barnum & Bailey's great show will be in Cortland September 19.
   The Cortland Coon club held its annual hunt last Saturday. Ten members joined. The coon was treed near Groton City and the hunters repaired to McLean where a very fine breakfast awaited them at the Elm Tree House. Our reporter was unable to learn whether the coon was of the striped or dark variety.


   We learn that Johnny Hazard of Spafford is low of consumption.
   Mrs. Andrew Fay died quite suddenly the 22d instant. Funeral at the house. Burial at Homer.
   Mr. Hiram Babcock is about to move to Homer to live with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Hammond.
   Mr. George Burdick and family of Olean and Mr. M. G. Craft of Homer called upon Mrs. Euretta Burdick recently.
   Rev. B. C. Sherman preached at the S. D. B. church on seventh day and Rev. Mr. Sanford of Homer at the M. E. church on Sunday.
   Paralysis is quite prevalent in Scott. Several cases within a few days. On Sunday as we were going to church we found a man apparently completely paralyzed and lying upon his face. If it had been any other day than Sunday we should have thought he might be drunk, but the law does not allow liquor sold on that day so it must have been paralysis. We will mention only two other cases. On Saturday, only the day previous, two of our townsmen, who have been quite prominent in the caucuses of the G. O. P. left this village on business in another part of the town. Night came on and they did not return. Finally search was made and they were found at a hotel near the lake, but it was not thought best to remove them that night, but strange as it may appear they are recovered from their paralysis, if indeed they or either of them had a shock. Now what can be done to check the disease? Is it contagious? We cannot think it comes from drinking bad water, for we have beautiful water in Scott. Some of the Radicals think it is the result of drinking poor whisky. We think there should be a quarantine established at once.
   Mrs. Harriet Sidney died at her home in Scott on the morning of August 24th of internal tumor, aged 68 years. Funeral on Sunday at the house, conducted by Rev. B. C. Sherman. Interment in the new cemetery. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Churchill of Syracuse, Mrs. Prindle of McGrawville, and Miss Mary Norton, who had made it her home with her for quite a number of years past. She also leaves four brothers, three of whom live in California and one in Washington county, N. Y. She was sister of the late James Norton of Spafford. Mrs. Sidney was of a very quiet nature and by very frugal management had acquired quite a handsome property. She was very particular and quite exacting in her-dealings, honest in her transactions, paying every cent due her creditors and paying promptly. She also wanted all that was due her from others. Mr. E. W. Childs is the executor of her estate, and the will is as follows: $100 to each of her brothers in California. The homestead, and nearly all of the household goods go to her sister Mary. A few articles go to Mrs. Prindle of McGrawville to whom recently she gave money to clear her place of debt. The residue of her property is to be evenly divided between her three sisters. A lot in the new cemetery has been purchased and a monument will be erected.

[We copy articles as they were printed, some mistakes, ours and theirs, past rules of grammar and spelling includedCC editor.]

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