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Mr. Morrow Appointed Sheriff of Warren County,
Governor Werts has apiointe.d
Wm. A. Morrow, son of County
Judge William II. Morrow, to fill
the unexpired term of blierilt bwarr,
of Warren county, who lias become
mentally deranged from Hickness.
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family of Mrs. Sarah Crissman and
Mr. M- C. Wentbrook of this county
Held at Milford, this County, Fri-
day, Nov. 29th.
MANY I AHMEHS ATTENDED
The Institute . n Slirresw l-or 1'lKe
County Tanneri. of NorMipantel'n
rriiii.vlviuiln I.Uteiietl to Interest lug
l.i'f'tiiren by limlneiit Ailriiltiirlt
l:ver.vloily 1'lenseil pnil 1'roflteil All
Want 1 nil It iit.-n AkiiIii nnil Oftener.
In pursuance of the notice given,
short though it necessarily was, a
number of farmers gathered at the
Court House, Nov. -".ith, and were
met by Hon. Thomas J. Edge,Secre
tarv of Agriculture of Pennsylvania ;
HoilJuIiii Hamilton, Deputy Secre
tary and Director of Institutes;
Prof. Goo. T. Powell, of the Penn
sylvania State College. Mrs. Edge,
wife of the Secretary was also pre
sent. The institute was called to
order nt 2 p. m. by J. H. Van Etten,
Chairman of County Committee of
institutes for Pike, who introduced
Prof. Hamilton, that gentleman ex
plained the object and the beginning
of the work in this state. He said
it is not a new thing. The state
hoard of agriculture liegan tho work
years ago and began by inviting peo
ple to come into it. The first meeting
was small but tho work has gained
until now it covers the entire state.
At the last session of the Legislature
a bill was passed establishing a De
partment of Agriculture creating a
secivtury, and defining his duties.
Under this are several Hulftlopart-
ments. The Forestry Commissioners,
Dairy and Food Commissioners and
Geological Department. Tho whole
object is to lx-nofit the agricultural
interest. The act is of wide scojie
and covers the development of all
branches of industry pertaining to
the farming. A few years ago there
was not so much competition as
now, and not as much difficulty in
making money in farming.
The farmers raised cattle, wain,
horses, butter and pork, and found
it all profitable. Now there is a
change, and it becomes a grave
question whether he can make both
ends meet. Tho state recognized
this fact, and established this bureau.
Tho farmers of to-day aro lietter
farmers than they were then be
cause they now farm more scientifi
cally, and with better understanding
of cost and profit. Some attribute
tho present depression to silver,
some say the tariff , and others foreign
competition, and tho board was es
tablished to enquire into those ques
ThisdciMirtnient of institute work
is to get men to come here who
have spent their whole lives in the
work of farming, and to meet the
young men who are beginning. We
come to compare notes, and to se if
our wisdom combined cannot get at
the root of the trouble. ( )ur farmers
are busy, they have no time to travel,
and many have not tho means to go
out and by observation and study
learn of those who havo mado suc
cessful experiments, These in
stitutes aro to bring these ex
periments, and tho history of
their success homo to every
one. It is far easier to move one
man than to transport tho fanners
to those places. The fruit grower,
tho dairy men, the grain raiser are
all enquiring what is liest to do
Tho institute proposes to bring the
men from the places where these
things have boon done successfully
and havo them tell the story of the
manner in which it was accomp
lished. It is proposed to go into all
the world and get the men who stand
at the head of the different branches
of agriculture, such as Gov. Hoard,
in the dairy j the horsemen, the
gmjio man, the grain man, and bring
them before you, tliat they may tell
of tho methods, kind of soil, prepara
tion, and care neceessary to make
successful tho different branches.
It is also proposed to go a step far
ther, and add a department which
sliall get all these matters in books,
and to have a central agency, which
will tell you the best bonk on any
of these subjects.
Formerly in making inn, it was the
custom to let a man givss t lie quan
tity of ore of each, kind m-eei-s-w ,
to produce a certain kind of steel.
Ho often made costly failures.
Carnagie employs expert chemists,
there js no guess work, and few
failures, Tho banks figure their
profits on of one per cent, small
profits, but sure. The furniture
manufacturer, who sell a bedstead,
of oak, with carved headboard,cratcd
complete F. O. B. for one dollar,
knows to one half a cent the cost of
every operation. He makes 10 cents
on each one and it is a certain profit.
Farmers a re behind in these matters,
they do not know the cost of what
the' produce. If you do not know
just the quantity of hay or oats, a
horse or cow needs and feed nn an
imal It pounds per day more than
necessary, you make it cost you the
profit you should get. You measure
your milk by quantity and not by
quality, and you do not know which
cow it is profitable to keep and which
one is costing more than she pro
duces. Fanners must look at the
small things as do the bankers and
the manufactures. They must know
the exact cost of production and
how to produce most economically
in order to compete successfully
with those who measure these mat
ters. Prof. Geo. T Powell, of the Penn
sylvania State College was then
introduced. Ho spoke of the won
derful development in the west and
south, and the adaptability of the
land in those sections to produce
certain products. In tho east our
agricultural industries are undergo
ing a trial, and it is because in those
sections the land produces of certain
kinds more cheaply than ours.so
when ho returned from there he re
alized that certain kinds of farming
aro better ndaptod to cheap lands
such as grain growing and stock
raising, and that he must abandon
those branches on the high priced
land in tho east. Minnesota is one
vast wheat field, and the ability to
raise grain and cattle so cheaply in
the west and south has affected the
price here. So we must change our
lines and become somewhat of speci
alists. Dairying is on a dilVerent
basis from what it was. Butter
making must be studied specially,
and not carried on in tho same way
as formerly to be profitable. We
must not estimate gross results, but
net results from each animal. We
must liave cows that produce G or 7
thousand pounds of milk ier year
and that will make not one hundred
and fifty but three hundred pounds
of butter in the same time. On cheap
hinds they may keep cheap cows but
on high priced land it cannot bo af
forded. When you sell a cow how
do you know her value? Is it by any
test you hnve made of her qualities
as a milk or butter producer ,or do
you sell and buy by guess if so it is
not a business way.
Then, too, we have an advantage
over the western states. Minnesota
is an empire of whoat with no
trees. In the east we can grow all
kinds of fruit, the land here is good
for tliat purpose. What are the re
quirements for fruit culture, and
what the cost and profit? Every
ton of hay takes 15 worth of plant
food from the soil. A ton of wheat $7.
Two hundred dollars worth of butter
takes 23 cents worth, fruit takes
practically nothing. Our orchards
in this state are mostly old orchards
they should be cut down when you
have to used a 20 foot ladder to
gather fruit the trees are no good.
First put the land in clover, cut two
crops so that the ground may become
full of clover roots, then put on corn
thon trees. Plow the ground desp,
plow several times throwing the
furrows one way until you have a
deep outfurrow, then plow back,
and strike out with furrows 30 feet
each way. Never plant out trees in
small holes. They want thorough
and deeply broken ground. Be
tween the rows of apples you may
plant pluin, pouch, apricots, and
small fruits. In tlus wuy, you may
make one acre produce 500. The
COUNTY. PA.. EI! I DAY. DECEMBER fi, IS!)
curse of the eastern farmer is that!
he tries to farm t manv acres, t
lake what v ia ran cultivate tho
r o. -!,ly and well. n?i.l l.-t tin rest g.. i
;'.:,;!., t!i. ar,r;i. ; of I'ruiU tVi
grow wcii in yonr virr.nty oh land,
similar to vi '.:,'s a nd cho i.ve lie I est . i
Plant few eariy varieties of apples.
but rather those coming in alter the ,
early fruits like peaches and plums
are gone. Good varieties are Du
chess of Oldenbui'.v, ( ii'a vensteiii,
Rhode Island Greening, a few Bald
wins, (but Sutton's Beauty arc 100 "ft
better,) and ivoliurg liu-sef. It is
a good plan to plant .Northern Spy,
Several questions were asked by
farmers present, lcadir.g to tho ans
wers that there was money in evap
orating fruits, and (bat sweetapples
wereexcelle.it leed for stock. A num
ber of varieties of strawberries were
named as among the bet tor ones :
Michaels Eirly, Cu mberland Tri
umph, Warfield, Haviland. Bubach,
No.5,Gandy,Cr Mc.vit and Sharpless.
The runners should bo cut off and
the I'lants kept in rows, so they
were not less than 8 inches apart.
Ho had one plant which raised 210
berries. Good varieties of sweet
apples, Lady Winter sweet, BaiUtys
Sweet and Crow Egg, which was
very fine. The poach yellow cannot
bo cured. Its symptoms, the chang
ing in color of the leaves on tho tops
of the branchos, gradually extending
down, and a bunch of fibrous twigs
growing from tho trunk, Cut such
trees and burn them, Good culture
and thorough trimming (the best
way is to keep cutting the brunob.es
back) may completely change tlie
character of, an orchard .whicb hag a
yellow appearance, and this is some
times mistaken for peach yellows,
but is not. Too much water, bad
drainage will cause this appearance.
Remove the water, A northern or
western exposure is the best.
At the evening session, Hon. Thos.
J. Edge, Secretary of Agriculture
took up the matter of fertilizer. He
said the farmers are paying about
four millions of dollars annually in
this state for fertilizer, and are
throwing away about one million,
not because they do not get what
they pay for but because it is not
worth that sum to them. Under the
law in Pennsylvania there isa heavy
penalty which may be inflicted not
only on tho niaiiiil'actures, but on
the at.vut v. ho sells fertilizer if it
d ies not analyze, up to i he advertised
standard, audit is the duty of the
department to see that fertilizer as
named is in the sack. Farmers do
not understand that when the an
alysis as printed is (i to that they
never get more than 0. Tho manu
facturer does not give anything n
way. He has his business reduced
to an exact science, and that science
is to bout the farmer, and does it, be
cause the farmer does not know his
no((ds, and does not know what is
adapted to his land. The first col
umn is the test. Pure ground bone,
run of the bone means a good deal,
after tho umbrella handle makers,
tho button makers, and tho sugar re
finer, have had their pick, tho Ixil-
nnco is run of the bono. Bone is val
uable according to its fineness. If it
is coarse you must wait a longer time
for results. Tho kind of soil makes
a great differences as to kind of fer
tilizer you should use to secure best
results. A stream of water on the
fann may divide two kinds of soils.
Nearly all soils need phosphoric
acid and potash, few need nitrogen.
It is waste of money to buy that.
The difference botwoon soluble and
insoluble, and what is phosphoric
acid, and rock, and its value were all
fully explained. Suit is no good for
cutworms, or white grabs. Fall
plowing is best. The remedy for po
tato blight is Bordeax Mixture. In
order to prevent scab on potutoes,
which is a fungus, it is good to soak
the seed in a solution of 1 oz. of
corrosive sublimate in 20 gals, of
water, soak for half an hour. This
will not injuire the seed and will kill
the spores of the fungi.
Prof. But., who has the care of
the greenhouses at the state college
addressed the institute ou the sub
ject, " How Plants Grow." Life is
a mysterious force, the germination
of the seed dojiondson theconditions
of light, heat and moisture. Seeds
will germinate in a temperature
vvrying from 'M- to" - KjiVi'H
liul. Fxporiments have beeunii.de
showing that plants grow at night
as well as day time, though much
in ire slowly. The quantity of seed
of a given kind required for an acre
depends on the quality, and he ful
fillment of tho conditions necessary
to growth as well as the character of
Prof. John Hamilton was then in
troduced and gave the best till k on
roads, what they are and what they
should be and how to make them so.
There are enough miles of road in
Pennsylvania to go three times a
round the world and twice to San
Francisco exclusive of streets in
boroughs and cities. Over 80. Odd
miles. Those roads cost in lstu to
keep in repair over 4,000,0(i0, !?:l
per mile, And they have been cost
ing that sum for years and are no
better now than 20 years ago. He
illustrated the picnic method of road
working and the tools used. Worn
out shovels, plows and stone hum
mers. These ho would nholish, and
procure a stone crusher. Crushed
rock can be made for 65 cents a
cubic yard. He clearly demonstrated
that stone ballast 6 inches thick and
7 feet wide can bo put on all the
roads in the state in 7 years for tho
same tax as is now raised.
The roads should bo kept round so
the water will run off and not al
lowed to hollow out in the center.
During heavy rains they should be
watched so as to prevent the liegin
ping of awash.
He is a practical supervisor, anu
condemns the method projioscd to
have county and township engi
neers, The supervisor should be
elected for three years, and the road
tax should be cash, with the prive
lege to work it out, provided a man
His address was a most clear.for.
cible, convincing and common sense
presentation of the question.
After this the institute elected the
following officers for tho ensuing
year : John M. Aldrich, chairman ;
J. H. Van Etten, secretary.
NOTKSOIi' THE l.S I'lTI Tl-:.
Mrs. Edge, wife of the secretary
was present. She paid a high com
Xiliment to Landlord Fivih by say
ing that in all her travels she hud
never tasted pheasants s well
cooked, nor ever saw them more
beautifully served then at the
Center Square Hotel, The wliole
party was loud in praise of our
wo hIs, scenery and the general ap
peurence of the country, and ma
tured plans to hold a summer in
stitute in the valley next year.
I. ft, Kalbfui Promoted.
Piko loses a good citizen, New
York State gains one. Mr Kal bi ns',
who has for several years served
the Erie at Shohola as station agent,
has accepted the tender of a like
position at Callicoon, N. Y., and
went there Doc. 1 st. His salary
will be larger and his work less, no
one wishes him success more than
It It Will Only Till Milford In.
The Newburg Daily News says a
syndicate of railroad men aro look
ing over a proposed route for an
electric road that will connect Port
Jervis, Monticello, Ellen villo and
Kingston. It is proposed to build a
freight, passenger and express line.
Lookout for Santa Clans. We
have the finest line of Holiday Pre
sents you ever saw. Call and in
spect our stocks, it will please you
to see the new novelties,
RYMAN & WELLS,
Report of intermediate school of
Milford for month ending, Dec. 2.
Number enrolled, 31. Average at
tendance, 28. Percentage 90. Per
centage for term, 92. Present every
day for the month : George Latti
more, Clarence Durling, Willie Tur
ner, Bert Quin, Willie Steele, Clyde
Kipp, Clura Van Campen, Mamie
Struble, and Josie Beardsley,
Mb, J, C. Watsok, Teacher.
SILVER WEDDiNC IEUS.
leant, Wit Mtf rmttt Utiemiltd. Priienlt
Nvmertm M Idovtifvl
A large and happy company con-'
Vened Wtt JYiYiay evening at thftoosy
homo of Mr. and Mrs. Thou. Arm
strong on Catharine street to jmy
their respects to that worthy couple,
on the completion of a quar
ter of a century of happy married
life. About seventy guests filled
Hie spacious rooms, and all went
merry as a marriage boll. The sup-p.-r
was something grand in its pro
portions mill might justly lie styled
a l 'em in viands.
The festivities were prolonged un
til t in wit' sma hours anent the
twa." when leave was reluctantly
taken, all wishing the happy couple
a long ami prosperous life and that
its pathway might ever lie strewn
The presents were numerous, use
ful and beautiful, as will lie seen by
the following list :
Thos. Armstrong, tea service ; Miss
Armstrong, large vase ; L. W. Arm
strong, salad bowl, spoon and fork ;
Mr. and Mrs. D. Soman, piano lamp ;
Mr and Mrs. J. Klaer, knife and
spoon; Miss Blanche Wood, soup
ladle; J. O. Ryder, sugar sifter
spoon ; A. A. Armstrong, cold meat
fork ; Dr. and Mrs. Wenner, pen
holder ; Miss Fehr, card holder ; W.
II. Armstrong, fruit knives ; Julia
Buchanan, fish spoon ; May Arm
strong and Mr. and Mrs. Steele, salt
cellers; Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph,
modal ; Mr. und Mrs. Lattimore,
card receiver ; Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
Ryman, nut picks ; Mrs. H. O. Will
iamson, menthol bolder; Mr, and
Mrs: A. .' Brdwd, brush'; Mr. 'and
Mrs. C, H, Wood, fish knife; Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Cortright, almond
fork ; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Bennett,
salad spoon ; Geo. E, Hatoff, card
basket ; Miss Ethel Bennett, salad
fork ; Mr. and Mrs. Purcell, bowl ;
Mr. and Mrs, Grasmuk, atomizer ;
Mr, and Mrs. W.Anglo butter knife ;
May Annstrong, salt cellar ; Harry
Armstrong, thermometer ; Ed. Ann
strong, suit and mustard holder ;
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Brown, candle
stick, Baby Ruth pepper and salt
Some of the out-of-town people
present were Mr. and Mrs. L. W.
Armstrong, Ed. Armstrong, Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. W, Hatoff, of New York,
and Mr. and Mrs. D. Soman, of
Ridgewood, N. J.
LOOKS LIKE BUSINESS.
A Syndicate of Capitelisti Interested in tho
President Haines of the Monticello
Ji.ll.Co. is in town today, accom
panied by the representative of a
syndicate of capitalists, who will
probably furnish the money for the
much talked of extension of the
Moniiiello from Summit rifle to
'i be particular purose of the hit
ter's visit is to satisfy himself and
those he represents that all the debts
and obligations of the old Monticello
Company have been extinguished
and are not in any way a lien or
encumbrance on the property of
the present company.
Of c ourse proof of this fact was
easily furnished and now, it is un
derstood, funds will be forthcoming,
not only for the extension ultovc
mentioned, but probably also for the
Delaware Valley to the coal fields.
The uniform success which has
hereto attended the plans of Presid
ent Haines warrants tho belief that
the present project will bo carried
into excut ion with all possible dis.
patch. The Union, Dtc, 2
Real Ettato Transfers.
David Amolsky to Lena Amolsky,
dated Nov. 25, 1895. Land in Ding
man township, 190 acres. One dol
lar and other consideration. Ent'd
James H. Decker, et. ux. to Annie
B. Wood, dated Nov. 18, 1895. Lots
in Matumoras on Barker and Cook-
son streets. Con. 3,500. Ent'd
William H. Barnard to Milo M
Belding, duted Nor. 20, 1894. Lund
in Lehman and Delaware, 300 acres,
lo tho best
Apply for rates.
John c. Thomas.
John C. Thomas, aged about fiti
years, a'resiicctod citizen of this lio
1rW'i1i'.'aiid an old soldier, died
at his 'homo on Broad' sttivt
Monday morning. For some time
ho has been prevented from follow
ing his avocation, that of a farmer,
by reason of the disease which ended
his days, dropsy. He leaves sur
viving him, a wife and one son,
Button, and two daughters. Occie.
wife of John Kadcl. and Eveline, un
The funeral was held Wednesdav
at 2 o'clock p. m. Rev. W. R. Neff
officiating. Vandonnnrk Lodge.No.
82. I. O. O. F. attended in a bod v.
The family have tho syniiiathy of
the community in this hour of thoir
IIKSOI.I TIONS OK CONIIOI.KNCK.
At a special meeting of Vander-
mark Lodge, No. 8-s, I. (). (. fi
Milford, Pa., Dec. 2nd, sir,. The
following resolutions were unanim
ously adopted :
Whkhkas, It has pleased an all
wise and oven -1 j 1 i i I'mviileiwi- in
whose hr.iMK the strongest frater
nal ties on e.i-,1 ;i-v brittle threads
to again eni.-r our eirele, and by the
ruthless hai o) (bv-rh ileorive 'us of
the conipaiiiousbij) of one of our
most esteemed members our worthy
brother, .John t .'. Thomas.
Rksoi.vko. That while v. bvotl.,.,
of the order of which he was an hon-
nored and laithiul member deeply
feel our loss and mourn it. as irro
uerahle. wo would how in liiimMn
submission to the mandate of Him
in whom we live, move and havo
our being. Knowing that us God
cannot err His ilmm Hinmrh i.
somtubleand beyond our feeble com-
prononsion are wise and just.
Kilvki, That, wo aware of this
severe affliction of the widow and
children of our deceased brother,
sym-wthize with them in this tho
hour of their bereavement,
Resolved. That, lis Jl tnkon nf iv
spect entertained for the memory of
me uepnrrea me cnarter or VHinler
mark Lodge, No. 828. I. O. O. F. bo
draped in mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That a copy of thoiie
resolutions be furnisho4 ' under tho
seal of the lodge to tho family of
our deceased brother ami tlm .
same be published in tho Dispatch
anu rue jrlKr. (jousTY 1'HKSS.
Geoikie Dauma.nn, Jh. i
T. R. Ji i.ii s Klein. Com.
James H. Hkllkr.
Word has reached this village of
tho death of John Johnson, a former
resident and a stone mason by trade.
Tho older people will reniemlxT the
iovial face of the dead mim ami lli.
stone building on tho corner Broad
and Harford streets testifies to his
skill as a workman.
No Better Local Paper.
Congress assembled this week on
Monday and tho President's message
was read to thot liody on Tuesday,
Dec. 3rd, yet we fail to notice any,
even tho slightest, mention of these
important events in our over tho wa y
contemiiorary. Truly tho Dispatch
is a local jiaper. If you want national
news subscribe for tho Press.
Mr. J. Hixon Van Etten of
Milford, editor of the Pikk County
Press, favored the Union with a
call this morning. Wo learn with
pleasure hut Mr. Van Etten 's news.
pajMT onterbrise is booming and
that the Pi uk County Press is sure
to become i.i e of the permanent in
stitutions of Pike county. It is a
bright, well -edited sheet and one of
our most welcome exchanges. Port
Jervis Union, Nov. 25.
The ladies of the Presbyterian
congi-eg.it ion will hold their annual
fair and festival at the Sawkill
House on Tuesday evening, Dec.
17th. Oysters served at (i p. in. All
are cordially invited.
If you want a good stove or
range go to T. R. J. Klein, hero at
home, then if any part breaks or
wears out you do n't havo to send
away and wait.
At a meeting of tho Prowbytorian
congregation of Milford held Mon
day evening, Jaooh Kluer, Jr. and
J. C, Wallace were elected tnistoes
for two years, and Wm. Mitchell
for three years.
The days of the Milfonl Dis
patch are numbered. It is said that
in the near futuit the name will
changed to The Disnatch.