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m 4k*»*5 BST SS-- SK lis pi5?:i*r &£•• » B<& if- I •#& ^ '^^fe 1 _\*<-. THE M'GR AW Y1LLE SENTINEL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. TA.TEXXJB 8. BXMOOBXS, FREIi J . BEBGGBEX, Editors and Proprietors, SuBSCBnrnos PBIOI:—$1.00 per year in advance; if paid-after end of year $1.35; -six monthi GO cents; three months 85 cents; single copies Five cents. THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN THE TOWN OF CORT- LAND THAT am AND PRINTS ITS WHOLE PAPER AT HOME. ADVERTISING RATES: lWeek... 2 Weeks.. 4 Weeks.. 2 Months. 3 Months. 4 Months. 6 Months. lYear.... lin. $ 75 100 ISO 225 300 8 75 5 00 800 Sin. $100 ISO 225 875 5 00 62S 800 15 00 Sin. $125 200 sat 525 .6 75 8,76 12:00 4 to. $150 £25 -8 75 625 800 11-00 , 15 00 22 00138 00 Xcl. $200 850 500 700 10 00 12 00 18 00 82 00 «cl. $8 50 500 700 1200 18 00 24 00 82 00 60 00 lcol. $500 -• 700 IS 00 2400 8200 40 00 6000 10000 ^\Notices to be inserted with pure local mat- ters, Bight (8) cents a line for each and every in- sertion. EWBusiness notices inserted in reading matter wherever convenient > for publishers, Five (5) cents a line for each and every insertion. EtFIiegal notices at low rates. ^\Marriage and Death notices solicited and published Free of charge. Short Card of Thanks Twenty ; flve (25) cents each insertion. Extended Obituary nonces One CI) cent for every two words. Trans: All bills payable quarterly on presen- tation of bill; short contracts as soon as completed. Parties unknown to ns must pay invariably in ad- vance. Address all communications to BEEGGREX JBBOS., PublUhe,t, XeGratmAUe, N. Y. Entered at the post office at McGrawvUle as sec- ond class matter. THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1887. able-ladies'aided the mother and daughter. The ;$»oor girlrcould hardly partake of the delicacies sent her, but the gifts made her happy; and she died blessing those who had tried to relieve her and her mother's misery. The World agent entered during the afternoon and asked Mrs. Mullen how her daughter was. \She is well,\ replied Mrs. Mullen. \She is dead and in Heaven,\ and she point- ed to the wasted form on the sofa. \Will they take her away from me because I have not money to bury her, my child ? She is hap- py now; I wish I were dead, too.\ Terse Notes by Exchanges. EDITORS' EASY CHAIB. of Willett, A REPETITION of the dreadful railroad accident of Republic, O., was narrowly escaped recently by the same numbered trains and the same time of day and at the same place. An east-bound freight train thundered past the depot when the limited express was almost due, and the operator slopped it only by hurl- ing a large stone through the win- dow of the caboose, awakening the conductor, who managed to stop the train and back on the siding just one minute before train No. 5 went past. The engineer had been on duty nearly twenty hours,and did not see the danger signal at the station. The latter circumstance ought to compel recognition of the matter by the criminal authorities. A man in such a responsible position who has been worked twenty consecutive hours is not fit for duty, and to com- pel him t o remain on duty is crim- inal. The matter should be attend- ed to before another raiload holo- caust occurs. Powderly earns his $5,000 if he keeps the knights out of socialism. — Syracuse Standard. The talk of sending Roscoe Conk- ling back to the senate might as well stop. What is the use of wast- ing men of his caliber on the senate when in Illinois and everywhere else small bores are elected even more readily?— Chicago Times. The right of men not to work when the terms or conditions do not suit them does not include the right to prevent by force other men from exercising their equally clear right' to work if the terms and conditions do satisfy them.— New York World. The toboggan slide in Fon du Lac, Wis., descends between an un- dertaker's shop and a marble cut- ter's yard. The insured are the only ones who enter into the sport with unalloyed pleasure.— Weekly Statement. The worst sign of the many which at present inspire the fear of war is, we take it, this: The better in- formed the politician, the more seri- ously does he expect a European war in the spring. * * * There is no popular panic anywhere, yet out of seven great governments in Europe, governments likely to be informed not only as to public events but as to the secret history of the continent—much of which al- ways remains unknown for years— six are arming as if they dreaded immediate and enormous danger. * * * Does anyone remember a sit- uation in which there were three separate tendencies in Europe lead- ing toward war, three visible causes, that is, each of which might sud- denly shatter the existing armed truce ?— London Spectator. DAILY papers are continuously publishing long accounts of prospec- tive wars in Europe. The latest ag- gression is between Germany and Prance, and the actions df these two countries are closely watched. The people of the United States do not wish to see a war in Europe. If it meant a duel between the crowned heads, or if regiments could be filled up with princes j[and nobles whose lives are vicious and whose death would be no great public loss, American citizens might look on with placid indifference. But the conflict of arms between European nations means the massacre of the masses of the people while it lasts and the tightening of their chains when it ceases. If a general war does occur in the Eastren continent the United States would certainly be benefited financially, our securities would be more eagerly sought, our markets would be relied upon, we would grow stronger and richer while other nations would grow weaker and poorer; but it proves unselfishness and sympathy in that we desire to see peace prevail in the old world. As touching our own country we can but rejoice in our strength and security. Glad indeed are we that we have not the passions, jealousies and ambitions that keep others nations continually grinding the battle axe. Froze in the Woods. Mr. EUerson was found dead in the woods near Samuel Stanton's place in Spafford, on Saturday. He had been staying at Mr. Stanton's this winter, and left there January 17. He went to Spafford and be- came somewhat intoxicated. About night of the same day he started for Mr. Stanton's. A boy wen* with him nearly to the woods where he was found. Search was not made for him until Saturday. It is thought the whisky and the snow were too many for him. The body was left where found until, the cor- oner could be notified. Cor. Syra- cuse Standard. LATEST NEW YORK MARKETS. Eeported specially for theMcGslwvnxB Sratn- NEL by Richard Perrin, agent, produce commission merchant, 87 Warren street New York. BUTTER. NEW YORK, Jan. 26.—State dairy has shared in the general dullness and it has been almost impossible to move the goods. In a selected way fancy half tubs would bring 28c, but we hear of offers to sell the best lines at 26 a 27c, and the bulk of the sup- ply would not bring over 20 a 24c Entire dairies are quoted up to 25c. for fancy, but it is more of an asking than selling price; some dairies are held for more money but they are practically taken off the market. Medium to prime dairies are freely offered at 21 a 24. Firkins slow at 19 a 22c for ordinary to fine, with extras going about lc higher. A STRIKE among the New York coal handlers has been tightening its grip for weeks past. Nearly all of the supply depots have sold the test they had and there is now scarcely no means of supply. The poor peo- ple have had no chance whatever to secure coal even by the pailf ull and many of them have been days with- out fire. Last week Assemblyman William Dalton deposited $1,000 with the New York World for the purpose. of buying coal for free distribution in. his district. The World has turned every stone to se- cure coal. Saturday it distributed six tons, all it could get, Monday about nine tonVasd Tuesday about the same. In all i t had, supplied up to Wednesday seventy-fly? families who were destitute of coal and it has \800 similar applicants on its lL?t. The stories of some of these appli- cants are heart rending. - The fol- lowing is only one of the accounts graphically told in the World: In the little back room on the top floor of NcY527 .West-Fortieth street Mrs. 1 Mullen's young daughter lay dead yesterday afternoon. She. died at 2 o'clock after months of suffer- ing andwant The brightest hours she had known for\ many a day was when her mother was handed as Creamery, state. Creamery, western, extras ZleSH Creamery, extra firsts S5a27 Creamery, firsts, 21aS4 Creamery, seconds 17a20 State dairy,ha!f firkin tubs and pails, extras 27a State dairy, half firkin tubs, extra firsts—33a25 State dairy tubs, firsts and seconds. 16a25 State dairy, Welsh tubs, extra firsts 23a24 State dairy, Welsh tubs, firsts 19a22 \Vestern dairy, extra firsts 21a22 Western factory, firsts _ 18a20 CHEESE. The demand for state factory cheese this week has been more close- ly confined to home trade, but with local jobbers buying fairly and con- siderable inquiry from out-of-town, the market has been pretty good and prices have made a slight gain for the week. Late sales of gilt edge stock sbow 13^c. to be a sufficiently well established .price to quote. State factory, full cream, fan% IS alSJf State factory, fine 12#al2X State factory, good to prime U£al2X State factory, light skims 10)$al2 <<• EGOS. State & Fenn., fresh laid\ per doi ftSO MEAT A2TC> STOCK. live veal calves, choice, per lb 9^a 9X Live veal calvei.com to £ood 5Jfa 83f Calves, country dressed, com to good..... 10 all Live lambs, good to prime, per pound— 6Xa 63£ Hogs, country dressed, light 6jf*a 7 Hogs, country dressed, medium ,. 6#a 6% POTATOES. The market has shown very little change this weekT Trade has ruled generally very- dull and wbUe~ prices are without much change the feeling is in the buyers' favor on.mo»* kinds. At the railroad yards receipts are light and a few peddling sales of fancy Burbank are still reported a shade above-quotation, but .for the wholesale business ,$1.«2 is a' full tatfe and not order for coil' \Scorn ihe WorM- ers of stock'ih caiial boats /aw 1 \ very 1 agent^and, reoeivingjt, built a fire in the v^jm&t^oympS^$a Hat,story fees ,seJle»i at il.50al.62 and ; we hear^anocc^oial lot being ob-~ —Charles Burlingame was in town last week. —Mrs. L. J. Higgins of Cazenovia, is the guest of Mrs. Dr. Hendricks. —Lora Manchester of Cortland, is the guest of -her friend Miss Carrie Beckwith, on NorEh street. —Mrs. F. S. Berggren and son, Verne, are visiting her mother in Chadwick's Mills, Oneida county. —Frank Rodger's of DeRuyter, is visiting at his brother^, George Rodgers', in this place, this week. —Levi Burgett has traded his place on Pendleton street for a farm in McGrawville.— Cortland Democrat. —We acknowledge\ a pass to the Albany senate chamber, sent us Tues- day, by Lieutenant-Governor Jones. —Charles Smith of Cincinnatus, visited at his father's, Rev. A. C. Smith's, in this place the fore part of the week. —W. S. Freer will give a social partj at his hall in Blodg6tt Mills, on Friday evening, January 28. Music by Palmer's full orchestra. Full bill, $1.00. —Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Clements and children and Mrs. T. Clements, of Navarino, visited yesterday at Well Dibble's. —On account of the sickness of W. W. Conner there was no. preach- ing service in the Baptist church last Sunday evening. —Mrs. A. E. Seymour fell a few. days ago on the steps at her home and hurt herself so that she has been confined to the house since. —There will be a donation given to Rev. A. C. Smith at the M. E. church in this place Thursday evening, Feb- ruary 3. The society look for a large turnout. —Fred Maricle has commenced work for the Eureka Top Manufac- turing company at Cortland. At present he makes a trip morning and night between here and there, but we learn he intends to move to Cortland m the spring. —M. W. Conger has leased the Empire house to a Mr. Tinker of Willett, Cortland^ county, for a period of five years. Possession given on April 1.— Tally Times. Mr. Conger was recently the popular host at the Central house in this place. —R. H. Chapin, of Owatonna, Minn., who has been visiting relatives and friends in and around-about this place for several weeks past, started for home Tuesday morning. He was accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Clarissa Chapin, of this place. —Rev. W. A. Huntington of Eu- clid, Onondaga county, was the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Huntington, the fore part of the week. Mr. Huntington led the meet- ing at the Presbyterian church Tues- day evening in the place of Rev. W. W. Conner as had been announced. —A considerable interest was man- ifested in the last open debate by the Young People's Literary society and the announcement will be received with pleasure that another debate will be given three weeks from next Monday. —Henry C. Higgins of Cincinna- tus made his^McGrawville friends a very pleasant call over Sunday. Since he severed his connection with the SENTINEL office a few months ago he has become the successor to his father, C. Higgins, in the harness business in Cincinnatus, and we are glad, to report him as doing a good successful business. —An entertainment will be given at a session of open lodge by the In- dependent Order of Good Ternplars at Association hall next Tuesday evening. The programme consists of two charades, declamations, recita- tions, etc., and merits a large attend- ance. The price of admission will be 10 cents. A social will take place af- ter the entertainment. —The Young People's association of the Baptist society elected their of- ficers for the coming six months last Sunday evening. They were as fol- lows: President, F. W. Eastman; vice president, Mrs.~F. G. McElheny; secretary, F. G. McElheny; treasurer, Mrs. F. S. Berggren; executive board, Rev. W. W. Conner and F. S. Berg- gren. The next prayer and business meeting will be held Friday evening of next week at F. &. McElheny's. —A suit was brought before Jus tice Parker last Friday, the contest- ants being the people for Clarissa Chapin, plaintiff, against Cornelius McGuire, defendant The charge was assault m the third degree. De- fendant was sentenced to the Onon- daga penitentiary for four months, The attorneys'were Joseph Eggleston iof p%j80^iaiAJj. Tarbte for &e .of interest;^ e,extreme pfnj^ six-months in* \*--Soli§dl Books are = very chfap\«t ; C. A. Jones!. ' .7 A 0 *.: —To- rent—first floor . of . housed Enquire of M. D. Holden. \ wl. —M. C. Bingham is selling four pairs of Ladies or_ Gents fine hose for twenty-five cents. ~\~ 33 —Uncut newspapers, good for put- ting on shelves and thousands of oth- er purposes, for sale at this office, package of ten papers 5 cents. —Wanted, a good girl or woman to do general housework. Steady employment and good wages the year around. Apply at this office. 2w —By request of the creditors the books of Kinney & Seymour will re- main at the store for a few days longer. E. A. MCGKAW, Assignee. —I have just received a fresh lot of Oranges that I can sell for 25 cents per dozen; Lemons at 20 cents per dozen; Mixed candies at 15 cents per pound; Oysters at 25 cents per quart. w2 F, G. MCELHENY. —The case of Lucius Corl against John Frink for alienating t he plain- tiff's wife, which came up before E. C. Parker yesterday, was adjourned till February 14, next. L. Tarble ap- peared for plaintiff and Thomas Courtney for defendant. —E. C, Palmer, a former traveling agent for D. McCarthy & Son, Syra- cuse, was in town yesterday. He is to open the store recently occupied by Kinney & Seymour, about the first of March. He is a young man, but has had an abundant experience in trading circles and we bespeak for him a pleasant and prosperous busi- ness in our village. —We understand that James Dodd, of Blodgett Mills, who was in- jured while attempting to cross the D. L. & W. road south of this place, three or four weeks since, has settled with the railroad company. It is un- derstood that he gets $150 for his horse, and that the company pays all of his expenses until he is able to work.— Cortland Democrat. —One dollar and ninety cents in advance secures for anyone the Mc- GBAWVILLE SENTINEL for one year, the New York Weekly World one year, and a bound volum* of 320 pages entitled the \History of the United States.\ This is a book that every family should possess. Send orders to this office. Above price includes postage. —A lively little runaway occurred just west of McGrawville Saturday. Al Goodell was driving a colt, and a bolt came out letting one side of the shafts down. The colt suddenly started and Mrs. Goodell leaped from the cutter. Al held to the reins and ran the colt against the fence near Benjamin Welch's and succeeded in stopping it. No particular damage was done. WANTED—200,000 feet of good-maple and ash logs, by Chauncey Stevens, at Oothoudt Bros.' steam saw mill, Mc- Grawville. (32w2 CORTLAND ITEMS. defendant, aometokno: Vaad>afiiieoi450. . Mechanics' band concert and hop this (Thursday) evening. The opera house was well filled with people to witness \Mugg'sJjanding\ last Thursday evening. Mrs. A. H. Decker, of Elm street, who has been very ill, begins to show signs of recovery. Louie Aldrioh in \My Partner,\ at the Cortland opera house, on Fri- day evening of next week. Mrs. Cassie Ward Mee will deliver a lecture ou the labor question, at Herkimer, Wednesday evening. The lecture which«was to b e given by F. D. Somerby, on January 28, has been postponed till February 12. William Corcoran has accepted a position with the base ball club of Danbury, Conn., for the coming sea- son. Bev. Mr. Swing, of Fremont, Neb., has accepted the call to the pastorate of the Congregational church at this place. About thirty of the G. A. R. men of this place went to McLean, Thurs- day evening, to visit members of the G. A. R. post at that place. The \Tourists in a P. P. Car\ were greeted by a small audience at the opera house Monday evening. Those who attended were x well pleased. Joseph Watroa* died at his home on Clinton Avenue Monday last The funeral will be held at 11 A. M. to-day (Thursday) at his late residence. Charles Mee, who for some time has been salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine company, has re- cently eogaged as traveling salesman for the Cortland Wagon company. Cornelias McGaire was taken to the Onondaga penitentiary, Satur*- day morning by Officer Parsons, where he nad been sentenced for 120 days for assaulting Mrs, Chap 4 ' pin. \- 'Miss Grace Dnffey, daughter of Hugh Doffejr,\ gave fourteen of her friends a sleigh ride andafterward a party last Thursday evening. Danc- ing was i»dulgeCin and iefresh- menta *erv«4 The SSnigfli* of Pythias' fcajl at Taylor openrioB^, -was*|gfaei6J af- fairs ft lEfceAatt *a*bea«^#^deoos -Mr-f-Ed: .Oliver of Whitney's Point, was visiting ia town over^SunSay. . An alarm of fire.was sounded on Mondajrevehing last\ at about 6:30 o'clock, as the Cortland house was thought to be on fire. A new fire was being kindled in the heating furnace, which caused considerable smoke, hence the alarm, Deputy;Sheriff Edwards arrested Mrs. Delia Reynolds, Lute Chatman and Fred Hicks in-Homer and took them to Justice Squires on a charge of disturbing the peace. Chatman and Hicks gave bail for their ap- pearance to-morrow, Friday, and the woman in default of bail was held to await trial. Friday last Miss Maggie Cleary fell upon the walk in front of her house on South main street, striking on her face. The fall caused a blood vessel above the ear to burst and it was at first feared it would cause concussion of the brain. Dr. Hyde was called and she is now improving. One night last week the house built by A. Cook, on Frank street, was entered and the plastering jammed and tore off in places, the casings cut and the house otherwise injured. On Tuesday two men named King and Books taver were arrested for the act. Their examin- ation was held before Justice Bouton yesterday. On Thursday evening last as Bar- ton H. Rorark was crossing the Syracuse and Binghamton railroad track on the Elm street crossing, he was struck by the locomotive of the southbound passenger train and knocked several feet in the air. He was somewhat braised, but was able to walk to his home near the fair grounds. His escape from instant death seems miraculous. On last Thursday afternoon, the passenger train on the E. C. & N. road, which is due here at 2:40, was being drawn by two engines, to clear the track from snow; the rear trucks on the passenger coach went out from under the car, letting it drop onto the track. After running a few rods the front trucksalso went out, and the car fell upon the tracks and was drawn about 30 rods, when the coupling broke, leaving it on the rails. The passengers received a lively shaking up, but no one was seriously hurt. The Orris hose company of this place held their annual banquet at the Cortland house on Wednesday evening of last week. At about 9 o'clock the company and guests to the number of about 30 were ushered into the dining room where a mag- nificent array of good things was set before them. After doing full justice to the elaborate spread, they ad- journed to the parlors, and Dorr C. Smith was unanimously chosen mas- ter of ceremonieSj Speech making and story telling was the order of the evening. At 1:30 o'clock the company wended their way home, fully satisfied that the banquet was an enjoyable one. On Saturday afternoon last W. J. Hollenbeck hitched the near horse' of his handsome bay team to a cut- ter and started out for a drive. When in front of State Treasurer L. J. Fitzgerald's residence ou Tompkins street the ring of the breeching broke, letting the cutter against the horse's heels, whereupon the horse dashed through Tomp- kins and Port Watson streets at a furious speed, striking his heels against the runner of the cutter at every jump. When below the Syracuse and Binghamton railroad tracks on Port Watson street, Mr. Hollenbeck turned him into a snow drift and succeeded in stopping him. He was taken into a neighboring barn where it was found the shoe had been torn off from one foot and also a piece of the hoof into the quick. The wound bled profusely. It is thought, however, that with good care the horse will come out all right. Rev. H. T. Sell will preach his farewell sermon at the Congregation- al church next Sunday, and a fare- well reception will be given him at the church parlors next Monday evening. A cordial invitation is ex- tended to all to be present. During Mr. Sell's residence in town he has made 1 many friends, not only among his own people but among the peo- ple geneiallyj^fbr his fearlessness in declaring the truth as well as his Christian living, ever ready to give a helping hand to individuals or or- ganizations which had for a founda- tion the principle of right. The prayers of many will follow in his new field of labor. Mr. Sell's work will be establishing Sunday schools in the states of Indiana and Illinois, his headquarters being at Chicago. We understand that he is to leave next Tuesday for Boston, ..where is located the Congregational Publish- ing house by which the plans etc, are furnishedhim. A very pleasant affair occurred at tke home of Mr. William Latimer, sr., about four miles west of our vil- lage, in the town of Homer, on Thursday, January 20, at 2 p. M., it being the occasion of the marriage of his only daughter, Mary, to Mr. Eugene Spragne, of .jportland. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. &,T. Sell. Upwards of sixty guests were in attendance and a very enjoyable time was bad, The re. freshments. were bountiful and deli' cious. Amongthe array of presents were b the following: A large family Bible^sflver Jbutter-disb and knife, silver spoon-holder, silver sugar-, bowl, aiJyer creamer, silver- pickle* #asto%.$%fsr%m&a^ folks, silver •--^- -- 3 • —* crgSker, yery hapidr son's Poems, finely finished paper-rack, carpet-sweeper, carjsjet- 8tretcher, pictures already framed, efe. Mr., and Mrs. Spragne-are very worthy of the host of friends which they have won and who give to them their hearty best wishes for a long, prosperous and happy life. A fair audience assembled at the Pioneer rink on Friday evening last to witness tbe start of the advertised grand walking match. Hoagland and Hart were on hand, but O'Leary had not arrived. The match did not commence until about 11 o'clock, and then only, Hoagland and Hart started, as O'Leary, who arrived on the 10:16 train, was not in a condi- tion to do so. On Friday evening a three mile race took place and re- sulted in O'Connor, of Homer, com- ing in first; LaPoint, of Binghamton, second; Gardner, of McGrawville, third. Some discussion was had as to whether LaPoint or Gardner won second place, to settle which another three mile race was arranged for Saturday evening between LaPoint and Gardner to settle which was the best man. Gardner won this latter race. The 48 hour walk wag fin. ished at 11 o'clock Saturday night, and resulted in Hoagland winning first, he making 162 miles and Hart second, making 161 miles. It is generally thought that it was a put up job to divide the door receipts and not for #100 a side as advertised. It was announced that a 87 hour race, go-as-you-please, open for any* one in Cortland county, will take place goon, probably commencing on Friday evening of nest week. February 10, 11 and 12, are the days ybu can see* Palmer, the op- tician, at J , C. Gray's jewelry store in Cortland. 1 was wri»i*t ^^MtiMwM^^^^^^Wi^l* Cortland County Fanners Club/ masonic Resolutions. At a special communication of Cortlandville lodge, No. 470, F. and A. M., held at the lodge rooms Janu- ary 20, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted: WHEREAS, the Supreme Grand Master in His infinite wisdom has again fanned our outer door and summoned from his labors on earth our highly esteemed and beloved brother John Brown; Resolved, that we deeply deplore the great loss which we have sus tained in the death of Brother Brown, and Resolved, that we extend to his widow and relatives our most heart- felt sympathy in this, their great and.sad bereavement;and Resolved, that in accordance, with the request of our deceased brother that the lodge attend as a body his funeral to be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Blodgett Mills, and there perform the usual Masonic funeral service at his grave, and Resolved, that the furniture of bur lodge room be duly draped in mourning for the space of thirty days out of respect to the memory of our deceased brother, and Resolved, that a copy of these res- olutions be furnished to each of the village newspapers for publication and that a copy be sent to the wid- ow and family of our deceased brother. Dated Cortland, January 20, 1887. By order of the lodge. JOHN W. SUGGBTT, ) GEOEGE L. WAEREN, y Com. M. A . RICE, ) If you have any pains in or about your eyes, or cannot watch a play on the stage without inconveniences, call on the optician who will be at J. C. Gray's jewelry store in Cort- land, Thursday, Friday and Satur- day, February 10, 11 and 12. 1 A Hill to be Avoided. An attempt is making by some of the residents of Freetown, to have the highway leading from Galatia to this village altered so as to dis- pense with the steep, unsafe and dan- gerous hill, between the river road and the residence, of N. Lnmbard known as the Lumbard hill. The most feasible plan is thought to be to leave the present highway at the north end of woods near A. Albro's and going across the lands of L. W. Uptbgrove and John Page, strike the road leading into East street, near the residence of John Page. Action to so alter the highway must be tak- en by this, but the Freetown people propose to pledge themselves to grade the necessary new road free of expense to this town, provided this town will furnish the necessary right of way. It certainly will be a, com- mercial advantage to our citizens to have this change made.— Morathon Independent. When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria, When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria, When she became Hiss, she clung to Castoria. vVhen she had Children, she gave them Castoria. MOTHE&a-JtEAX* THIS. Stone Eeidg, N. ST ,, Van Deasen Bros.—Sear Sirs: Your WOJRX CosnonoHS have been invaluable to us. Oar little boy, two years old, discharged over thlrtf worms in a few days, sain? onlv a few of vmr Worm Confections. I am glad to bear testtaumr to the value of Van Deusen's Worm Confection\. Tours, Rev. J. HoNAIB.\ ftj Oram, 25c. a box. Van Deusen Bros.. Kingston * T CJJalryoyanf Examinations Free. There is no subject that requires eo much study $nd experience as the'treatment of chEonie diseases. The astonishing success and remarkable cures performed by Dr. Butterfield, are due to the gift of clairvoy- ance, to the life-long study of the constitu- tion, of man, and the curing of diseases- from natural remedies. Cures the worst The attendance was good and considerable interest was 'shown in the subject for discussion, \Road making.' President Blodgett produced the\ following letter which he had re- ceived: HOHEE, N. T., Jan. IT, 1887 Mr. A. D. BLODSBTT, President of Farmers Club I have been an interested reader for a number of years of the reports of your club. Every farmer ought to be eager to learn somethigfr-new every day. We ought to get some hints from the discus sions at your meetings that will be of practical benefit to ns farmers. I notice the subject of road making is to be eon tinned at your next meeting. This is certainly a very interesting topic, it is a matter that concerns everybody. I favor the plan of paying the tax into the hands of some competent person in each dis trict, have him go over the road as often as onco in two weeks, remove all loose stones, fill np th? holes and keep the middle of the road a little the highest. There is a real pleasure in riding over a smooth road, and I think a good road costs us far less than a poor one. Between my farm and Homer village there is a rock in the road. I have said to myself when I have been riding along, that stone has damaged light buggies and cutters to the amount of fifty dollars, still, nobody is interested enough to dig it out.' I hope, Mr. President, the members of the Club all feel interested in the road question. I, for one am anxious for a reform in this matter. I would like to see some legislative action taken in the matter if necessary. Most truly yours, ,, CHARISS H. PAIBBAKXS, Mr. Barnes; If the whole town is taxed to build the country roads, it would seem an injustice to a village like Cortland. Mr. Crandall: The roads »as worked under the supervision of a pathmaster are very unsatisfactory. The tax could easily be adjusted. I have seen roads worked by town tax, and a? a rule they are superior to our present ones. _Mr. Calvert: I think it might be difficult to keep the roads open in winter under such a system. Mr. Harmon : I think the road scraper has been very beneficial to our district. Mr, Beach ; In Pennsylvania the roads are worked by tax and the cor- porations are excepted. Mr. Greene : Some of the towiK ships in Pennsylvania still follow the old system. Mr. Dart: I think it would be better to have a competent man to supervise the working of roads. Am in favor of wider road beds and grading with stone and gravel, rath- er than the muds from the roadside. Mr. Calvert: I am not in favor of the wheel road scraper; it tends to bring in the dirt which makes mud. Mr. Ballard : In Massachusetts the tax system is successful. Mr. Beach ; I can see no way but our village roads would be overseen by our regular town commissioner. Mr. Crandall : Corporations are liable for\ their own expenses and they can vote to repair their roads as much as they choose. Pres. Blodgett: There is a cer- tain part of our population paying no tax that vote with as much power as them who pay the taxes. Mr. Greene : The question arises: \For whom are the roads built ?\ Every one, rich or poor, has a right to the roads and to a certain extent should be able to express their wish- eB as to the condition they are to be kept m. The liberty all have to vote may not be wholly unjust. Pres. Blodgett: I get some good hints from eastern agricultural pa- pers. Club adjourned to meet again in two weeks, Saturday, Feb. 5, in Un- ion Hall. The subject of \road- making\ will be continued and \tax- payer\ and those who signed the pe- tition are requested to come in and give their views. The next subject to be taken up is : \Duties of our farmers as citizens.\ Cortland, Saturday, Jan. 22. C. M. BEAN, Sec'y. Prolii bibit ion Tickets. A few names were left out of our list of prohibition nominees last week, and we again publish the ticket, this time in full: CORTLAND ELECTIONS. Supervisor—E. A. Fish. Town clerk—Frank L. Bosworth Assessor—B. F. Weatherwax. Collector—C. S. Hoag. Highway commissioner — J. D Keeler. Justice of Peace—A. E. Seymour Constables—Charles H. Amerman, Taylor Gage, Milton O. Clark. Overseers of poor—A. B. Benham, L. M. Loope. Inspectors of election—C. W. Col- lins, N. L. Cone, George Allport, Eh Stafford, C. S. Hoag, F. G. McElhe ny, F. C. Scudder. Excise commissioners—Miner Mer rick (full term,) Leroy Gillett (to fill vacancy.) A town committee empowered to fill vacancies was elected consisting of Charles W. Collins, Dell June and Arza Chapin. Pure blood is absolutely necessary in order to enjoy perfect health. Hood s Sarsapanlla purifies the blood and strengthens the system. Card of Thanks. We desire to thank our neighbors and friends through the SBNTINEI, for their kindness and attention dur- ing, tbedllness and death of our hus- band and father; also to the masonic brotherhood, and grange brother and sisterhood, for their kindness and regard for our dead. MES. J. BROWK AND FAMILY. We are pleased to again announce the return of Palmer, the optician, who is so well known. He will be at the store of J. C. Gray in Cortlaffd, >IIICT<PPI7 February 10,11 and 12. All who f^eakuesses;ytothma,B3dheysor Bidder, ^ttertnan see mm. i W^i^fr^^pw, ^«fa«; w^rk>-,T0 purchase bouse or rent Tfc*&*&J^i$*^W&&} .V- fft ^3&f>mf>. Address P. O, drawer ^*\.- ^ 8 h, m irtsS jr* •4

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