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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, August 18, 1893.

One of Cortland's Old Landmarks Nearly Destroyed by Fire.
   At 8 o'clock last Friday morning Mrs. Orville Call, who resides in the house known as the Judge Hawk's place on [50?] North Main-st., was awakened by the smell of smoke. She aroused her husband, who upon looking out of the window, saw fire in the loft of the rear portion of the house. Mrs. L. Buckingham who lived in the south part of the house was awakened and Mr. Call ran into the street and gave an alarm. Officers Jackson and Parker had seen the fire and ran down Main-st. and pulled the box in front of Fireman's Hall. Immediately after some person sent in an alarm from box 232, corner of Main-st. and Maple-ave.
   The department was somewhat confused by an alarm coming from two different localities but soon got their bearings and hurried to the scene of the fire and soon had several streams on the flames The fire was quickly extinguished but the building was pretty much ruined by fire, water and smoke. The protective police with the aid of several citizens had removed all the furniture from the building before any water was thrown. The origin of the fire is not known. Mr. Lyman Jones, owner of the house, values it at $2,000 and he had an insurance of $1,500.  Mr. Call had no insurance but his goods were all removed and his loss is small. Mrs. C. Bouton had a large quantity of household goods in the room where the fire started which were destroyed. Mrs. Buckingham had an insurance of $500 on her goods which will pretty nearly cover the loss.
   Just after the fire was put out a portion of a chimney on the south part of the house fell, one of the bricks striking Harvey Baker of Port Watson-St. on the head. A hole was cut through his derby hat and a deep gash in his head [sic.] Dr. Angel attended him and he was removed to his home.

Ballots for Women Voters.
   A law passed at the last session of the legislature confers the right to vote for school commissioners upon women. Women who vote for school commissioners must be twenty-one years old. They must be citizens of the United States, and have resided in this State one year, in the county four months, and in the district thirty days. They must be registered on the third or second Saturday before election. At the first meeting the registry board can put their names on the list if it is satisfied they possess the proper qualifications. On the second and last day of registry, intending voters, men as well as women must appear in person. Women are required to vote a separate ballot, which must be deposited in a separate box. Candidates for school commissioner hereafter will need to have good understanding with the women as well as the men.

Cortland Standard block.
Another Newspaper Corporation.
   Articles of incorporation have been filed for the Cortland Standard Printing company of Cortland. The capital stock is $25,000, and it is proposed to publish a newspaper and do a general job printing business. The directors are William Clark, Edward D. Blodgett and Harlem G. Joy of Cortland. Mr. Clark has been the publisher of the Cortland Standard, weekly and daily, for some time and is a veteran at the business.—Syracuse Herald.

Elmira's Broken Bank.
   Receiver Charles Davis, of Binghamton, who has charge of the broken Elmira National bank, places the assets of the bank at $900,000 of which $300,000 in securities are worthless. This will leave a deficit to be assessed on the $200,000 capital stock, but as about $80,000 of this $200,000 stock is not assessable there seems a prospect that the depositors and other creditors will realize about sixty per cent upon their claims.

Fresh Air Camp.
FREEVILLE, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1893.
   If any person desires lots of fun let them bring a few baskets of apples to the camp, throw them around the ground and watch the scramble. Apples are acceptable at all times at the camp.
   In case any person has surplus stock of bedticks or bedding of any description, it can be used in the camp to great advantage.
   The children who are in camp at present will return to the city on Tuesday night and a new lot arrive on Thursday morning. Many of the older boys have become interested in the study of geology. This has been taught by the faithful teaching of the attendants. We have been very much delighted at the kind forethought of some of our friends in sending us articles of clothing for the children, thus enabling us to furnish them with respectable clothes, in place of the rags they came in. Those arriving on Thursday will be in even worse condition.
   The services on Sunday were largely attended. Visitors will please remember the services on Sunday commence at 3:30.
   Visitors hours during the week are from 5 to 7 P. M. During this period all the principle exercises are held. Visitors however are welcome at all times.
   The programme arranged for the Echo meeting on the 24th, promises to be of exceeding interest. The morning from 10:30 will be devoted to Junior work. Exercises by the Crusaders and children of the camp will occupy this period. A social time will intervene between the morning and afternoon services. The afternoon services will commence at 2 P. M., when addresses from men, prominent in Christian Endeavor work, and stirring talks on the different committee work of the society will be given.

List of Races, Prizes, and Officers at the Fall Fair.
   The following committee has been selected to have charge of the races upon Wheelmen's Day, Sept. 14, at the agricultural fair at the driving park: Dr. E. M. Santee, chairman, Secretary G.J. Mager, E. B. Richardson of Cortland. Fred. M. Miller of Marathon and L. B. Southwick of Homer. The races and first prizes will be as follows:
   Fifteen mile handicap road race open—Pneumatic bicycle, make to be selected; time prize—banjo from Mahan's music house.
   Two mile handicap, open—Silver water set valued at $40, given by A. M. Jewett.
   One mile, open—$80 diamond scarf pin from W. G. Meade's jewelry store.
   One half mile, open—$25 Mexican onyx cathedral gong clock from Clark & Nourse.
   One mile, closed to Cortland Wheel Club members—first, silver cup; second, bicycle shoes; third, silk sash; fourth, bicycle hose.
   One mile, Cortland county boys under 15 years of age—Suit of clothes from Burgess & Bingham.
   The prizes put up in the Wheel Club event are those left over from the tournament. Other prizes will be selected for the other events and announced later.
   Gov. Flower and Commissioner of Agriculture Straub will be present on this Day. The speeches will begin at 1:30 P. M. sharp, on the grounds. The limit men on the road race will start from the Cortland House at 2 P. M., going to Little York and return and finishing four laps on the track. The track events begin at 3 P. M.
   The committee have had the assurance of fast men from Syracuse, Utica, Oneida, Auburn and Ithaca. The track will be placed in record breaking condition and the valuable prize list is sure to attract men who will make rare sport for those fortunate enough to attend the races. It will also probably be the day of the largest attendance, owing to the visit of Governor Flower and Commissioner Straub.
   The following will act as officers of the day during the races:
   Referee—Vice-consul C. W. Wood of Syracuse.
   Judges—Clement S. Wagner of Norwich, Edward Leonard of Auburn, George Wheelhouse of Utica.
   Timers—W. A. Doubleday of Syracuse, B. L. Dwight of Binghamton, Fred M. Miller of Marathon.
   Clerk of course—F. C. Parsons of Cortland.
   Starter—Leon L. Brockway of Owego.
   Scorers— E. M Santee and I. Percival Hine of Cortland.
   Umpires—B. H. Dalton, Jesse Bosworth, W. H. McGraw and B. F. Weyant.

Change of Firms.
   The firm of Muncey & Co. has been dissolved and Mr. T. T. Bates has joined Mr. Muncey, making the firm name read Muncey & Bates, steam heaters, gas and water fitters and general plumbers. Both members of the firm are excellent workmen having had many years experience in the business They have the agency of the Palace King and Queen furnaces, which have given excellent satisfaction everywhere. They have just taken the contract for the plumbing of the new Baptist church in Homer and the Cortland Forging Co. Their place of business is on Orchard-st.

His Leg Crushed and Broken.
   Henry A. Randall of 204 Gifford-st. met with a painful accident yesterday afternoon. About 4 P. M. Mr. Randall, who is a transfer agent in the employ of the Consolidated Street Railway Co., in leaving a car in West Fayette-st., got his right leg caught between the car and the wheel of a passing wagon. The leg was broken and crushed between the ankle and the knee. He was taken to his home in the city ambulance.—Syracuse Herald.
   Mr. Randall was a life long resident of Cortland and moved to Syracuse in the spring of 1892.

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