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November 13, 1898.
6 20 a ni for Weatherly, Mauch Chunk,
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Phila
delphia and New Vork.
7 40 a ni for Sandy Run, White Haven,
Wilkes-Biirre, Plttston and Scruntou.
8 20 am for Weatherly, Mauch Chunk, Al
leut-iwn, Bethlehem, Easton, Philadel
phia, New Vork and Ha/.luton.
9 33 a m for Hazleton, Malianoy City, Shen
andoah, Ait. C'aruiel, Stmmokin and
1155a in tor Sandy, Run, White ."Haven,
Wilkes-Bar re, Scruntou und all points
4 30 p m for Hnzleton, Mahanoy City, Shen
andoah, Mt. Curmel, Sinimokin and
0 37 P in for Sandy |Hun, White Haven,
Wilkes- Bur re and Scruuton.
0 59 p m for Hazleton, Mahanoy City, Slieu
andouh, Mt. Cai mel, Shamokin.
720 a m frouiMPottsville, Delano and
7 40 a m from Pottsville, Shamokin, Mt.
Curuiei, Slienuiidouh, Mahanoy City
and ilazleton.
9 17 u m from New York, Philadelphia,
Euston, Bethlehem, Allentown, Mauch
Chunk and Weatherly.
9 33 a m from Serunton, Wilkes-Barre and
White Haven.
1 1 55 a m from Pottsville, Shamokin, Mt.
Citrme), Shenandoah, Muhunoy City
and Hazleton.
4 30 P m from scrauton, Wilkes-Barre und
White Haven.
0 37 P m from New York, Philadelphia,
Euston, Bethlehem, Allentown, Potts
ville, shamokin, Mt. Carinel, Shenan
doah, Mahanoy City and ilazleton.
0 59 p m from Scrauton, Wilkes-Barre and
White Haven.
For further inlormation inquire of Ticket
UoLLIN FI. VVILBITR, General Superintendent.
CHAO. S. LEE. Gen'l Pass. Awnt.
*0 Cortlandt Street, New York City.
Time tattle in elf cot April 18, 1897.
Trains leave Dril'tou for Jeddo, Eekley, Hazle
Brook, Stockton, Beaver Meadow Road, Kuan
and Ilazleton Junction at ft JO, dUU a m, daily
except Sunday; and 7 (JU a m, 2 38 p ni, Sunday.
Trains leave Dril'tou for Hanvood.Cranberry,
Tomhickon and Derinircr at 5 JO, 6 (JO a m, daily
except Sunday; and i 03 aw, 23b p m, Sun
Trains leave Drtfton for Oneida Junction.
Harwood Road, Humboldt Road, Oneida and
Shepptou at h 0(1 a m, daily gexcept Sun
doy; and 7 03 a ra, 2 38 p m, Sunday.
Trains leave Hazleton Junction for Harwood,
Cranberry, Toinbickoii ami Deringer at 035 a
m, daily except Sunday; uml 8 03 a m, 4 22 p m,
Trains leave Hazioton Junction for Oneida
Juuetiou, Harwood Road, Humboldt Road,
( utcida and Shepptou at u 82, 11 10 a tu, 4 41 p m,
daily except Sunday; and 7 37 a ni, 3 11 p m,
Trains leave Dorlntfer for Tomhiekcn, Cran
berry, Hut wood, Ilazleton Junction and Roun
ut2~s. ft 40 p m. duil> except Sunday; and 0 37
a m. 5 07 p m. Sunday.
Trains leave shepptou for Oneida. Humboldt
Road, Harwood Road, Oneida Juuetiou, Hnzle
ton J unction a *d Roan at 7 11 am, 12 40, 522
p ni, daily except Sunday; and bli a in, 3 44
p ni, Sunday.
Trains leave Shepptou for Heaver Meadow
Road, Stockton, llazle Brook, Eekley, Jeddo
and Dril'ton at 5 22 p ui, daily, except Sunday;
and 8 11 a m, 3 44 p in. Sunday.
Trains leave Hazleton Junction for Beaver
Metidow Road, Stockton, Hazle Brook, Eekley,
Jeddo Hud Dril'tou at 5 45, 020 p ni. Unity,
except Sunday; and 10 10 u m, 5 40 p ui. Sunday.
All trains connect at ilazleton Junction with
electric cars for Hu/leton, Jeunesville, Auden
ried and other poiuts on the Traction Com
pany's line.
Trains leaving Drtfton at 5 30, 6 00 a m make
connection at Deringer with P. R. R. trains for
Wilkesbarre, Sunliury. Harrisliurg and points
For the accommodation of passengers nt way
stations between Hazleton Juuetiou and Der
inger, a train will leave tlio former point at
350 p m. daily, except Sunday, arriving at
Deringer at 5 00 p tu.
LUTHER C. SMITH, Superintendent.
- SALE. —By virtue of a writ of
u Fi. Fa., issued out of the court of common
pleas of Luzerne county, there will he exposed
to public mill! nu SATDKHAY. JANITAIIV
1890, at 10 o'clock a. in., in the arbitration
room, ut the courthouse, Wilkeslmrre. Pa.,
All the right, title and Interest of the defend 1
nut in and t • the following described pieces, !
parcels and tracts of laud, viz:
All that oeriuin lot or piece of land, situate !
in the borough of West Ilazleton, Luzerne
county, Pennsylvania, being lot marked num
ber nine (hi, in square number forty-live (45),
on the plot or plan of said West ilazleton,
bounded and described as follows, to wit.:
Beginning at a point on the west side of
Warren street, a distance of forty (4(1) feet
southward from the southwest corner of War
ren street and Monroe avenue; theifcc extend
ing southwardly along said Warren street for
it distiiuee of forty HO) feet to corner of lot
number eight (8); thence westward!}' ulong
norili line of said lot number eight (8) for a
distance of one hundred and llfty (150) feet to
Wayne street; rhonce northwurdly ulong said
Wayne street for a distance or forty (40) feet
to corner of lot number ten (10); th nee eust
wardly ulong south line of said lot number ten
(10) f ra distance of one hundred and tifty (160)
feet to the place of bcgimiin
Second piece. All that certain lot or piece
of land situate in the Green View Addition
to the borough of West Hnzleton, Luzerne
county. Pennsylvania, being lot m irked num
ber seven (7), In square number four (4), on the
plan of said Green View, bounded und describ
ed as follows, to-wit:
Beginning at a point on the. south side of
Green street, on line of lot number six (0);
thence westwardly along said Green street
for y-tlve<4> feet; thence south one hundred
and thirty-three (133) feet to -prucc alley;
thence oust along said Spruce alley forty-tive
(43) feet; thence north one hundred and tliirty
three (133) feet to the place of beginning.
Late the estate of the defendant named in
said writ with the appurtenances.
Seized and taken into execution at the suit
of Henry Martin vs. Mrs. Anna Kress.
James Murtin, sheriff.
Frank Needliuin, attorney.
J. B. LAUBACH, Prop.
Centre Stroet, Freeland.
Confectionery 4 Ice Cream
supplied to balls, parties or picnics, witl'
all necessary adjuncts, at shortest
notice and fairest prices.
Delivery and mipply miyon* to all parts oj
ttnnn and nurronndinq* every day.
By Murnfc Haletead.
"Story of the Philippines" is the title of the
best book published on the new Eastern Pos
sessions of the United States. It is written in
a clear, vigorous style bj the famous uutfior
and editor and noted war correspondent,
>1 iirat Hnlstead.
John Hilly, of Freeland, is agent for Free
laud and vicinity, and will call for your order.
Every home should have this standard book.
91.50 a YEAR is all the TRIBUNE costs.
Synopßi* of Local and Miscellaneous Oc
currencen That Can Ho Read Quickly.
What the Folk* of This and Other
Towns Are Dointf.
A Long Distance telephone has been
placed in the TRIBUNE building.
The public and parochial schools of
the vicinity will re-open tomorrow.
The Greek Catholics of the region will
celebrate their Christmas on Friday.
Miss Sarah Doyle, of Audenried, took
the veil at Villa Mario convent, West
Chester, on Thursday.
January 1(5 has been designated by
the court, as the last day for the filing
of liquor license applications.
Harry L. Smith and Miss Alma E.
Cetschke, both of k<lle. wore married
on Saturday by T. A. Buckley, J. P.
The output of anthracito during Jan
uary has been Hied by the managers of
the coal trust at 3.000.000 tons, and it is
said tills may bo further curtailed.
Ono hundred church hymnals were
presented to the congregation of St.
John's Reformed church by the Chris
tian Endeavor Society yesterday—a very
appropriate New Year's gift.
Commencing this evening a two weeks'
revival service will be held at the Eng
lish Baptist church by Bev. li. M.
Robinson, evangelist and singer. Ser
vices are at 7.30 o'clock each evening
and all are welcome.
The mother of R. P. Mellon, of Free
land, died 011 Friday at her home in
South Bethlehem. During the past
year she had suffered from a complica
tion of diseases. Mrs. Mellon has in tny
friends in Freeland, having visited here
several times.
According to the Ha/.leton Standard
William D. Mumaw and Fred Elkins,
foremen of No. 7 Stockton blacksmith
and carpenter shops, were dismissed
from the Cross Creek Coal Company's
employ last woek because they "had
been too good to the men." '
While cutting timber in the Preston
mine. Ashland, Friday night, Michael
Moore, a carpenter, struck a box of
dynamite caps that had been secreted
behind the prop, and a fear f ul explosion
resulted. Monro was instantly killed
and his body horribly mangled.
A strange, well-dressed man walked
Into tlie Susquehanna river at South
Wilkesbarre Friday afternoon and was
drowned, lie broke the ice in order to
reach the water. Two men went to his
rescue, but he refused their aid. The
body floated away under the ice.
The rate of wages to be paid the
miners in the Schuylkill region for the
last half of December and first half of
January has been fixed at 8','.32. This
rate is 6 per cent below the $3.50 basis,
an advance of 2 per cent on the rate
paid during the past two months.
Daniel Mulreany, of town, and Miss
Mary Sheridan, of Plymouth, were
married in St. Vincent's church at the
latter place on Wednesday. Miss Eliza
beth Crossin, of Luzerne, accompanied
the bride, and Robert Mulreany, a
brother of the groom, acted as best man.
Mr. and Mrs. Mulreany will reside here.
Hly Abandon Large Colliery.
Considerable uneasiness is manifested
over tlie uncertainty of the future of
William Penu colliery, one of the largest
coal operations in the Shenandoah
region. It employs close to 500 men
and boys. The fifteen-year lease of
Stlckney, Cunningham & Co., of New
York, expired on January 1 and the
company declares it will not take a re
newal of the lease unless the Girard
estate reduces the royalty. Should the
latter refuse, the colliery will in all
probability be abandoned.
January 2.—Business Men's Dance
under tho auspices of the Tigers Ath
letic Club ut Yannes' opera house.
Admission, 25 cents.
January 3.—Fair of Young Men's C.
T. A. B. Corps at Grand opera house
hali. Admission. 5 cents.
January 21. —Annual fair of the Citi
zens' Hose Company at Yannes' opera
house, closing January 30 with a ball.
iiaiiwaanrftMl; CURE-
A POSITIVECUREfor Diphlh.rb, Cr. )up, Quinsy,
Catarrh and all throat trouble. Perfectly Harm
less. Price, 600. perboitle, Lr salcay dru^-
ISIS everywhere.
Bellasrz t's Shoe Store
is the proper place to
Buy Winter Footwear
An immonsoitook of ladles', (fonts' and
old droit's shoes await your inspection.
Only reliable goods are curried on our
shelves, and if wecun't suit you there wo
can take your measure for a pair of our
great and cheap custom-made shoes.
Douglas and other standard goods are sold
far below prices charged elsewhere. We
have all the lamotts makes of gum boots,
also rubbers, felts, etc. Come and see the
store. Ha by Shoes, 30, 40, 50, 00c und 05c.
John Bcllezza, Timony's Brick,
Centre Street, near South.
Narrow ICdcupe of Four Minor*.
Four men wore entombed five hours
and narrowly escaped with thoir lives
from a run of quicksand at the No. 18
colliery of the Lehigh and Wilkesbarrc
Company at Wanamie mine on Friday
afternoou. They are: William Wil
liams, a miner; Frank Brown, a miner;
John Malton, a minor; Mike Sefsky, a
laborer. ISo suddenly did it occur and
so rapid was the run of the quicksand
that the surface was affected almost as
soon as the workings, and the frame
house of Michael Puisne was sucked
gradually down into a hole some thirty
feet in diameter and circular. Mrs.
Polsue and the children managed to
escape. Soon the Polsue house was halt
engulfed and then It stopped.
As soon as tho news was heard men
were sent down to warn the miners and
all were hurried out as fast as possible,
but it was found by the investigating
party that some men were shut in by a
rush of the quicksand. At iirst it wa>
thought that many men were entombed,
but before long William Fritzges, a
driver bov. staggered up the gangway,
toiling painfully along through the
quicksand which was there about a foot
deep. He said that he thought only four
men were caught—and so it proved.
The escape was a narrow one. They
wero at work in the gangway about, a
mile from the foot of the shaft. A blast
lired by Brown broke through the six
foot vein and into a vein of ouieksnrid.
It burst upon him like water, "llun
for your life, Billy!" lie shouted to
Fritzges, his driver boy, and as
Fritzges ai Brown turned from the
road to safety und heroically dashed
up the gangway to warn Williams, Mat
ton and Sefsky. lie saved their lives,
but all of them hung in 4jje balance for
some time.
Knowing the only safety was in keep
ing above the rising river of quicksand,
they climbed Into the highest breast and
waited for their fate. The quicksand
arose until it lapped their knees. Then
the flow stopped and gradually subsided
until they wore able to wade out.
New Year's Day Fire.
Shortly after 8 o'clock yesterday morn
ingr fire was dlscov.rnd In Hugh Mallov's
building, Contro and Walnut streets. The
sound of tlie alarm was heard by few
people, owing to the high wind, and
some who did hear it mistook the ring
ing for one of the several sliuilar-toned
church bells. Those who responded
worked*heroically in a bitter cold and
located the blaze in the woodwork near
the chimney leading from the kitchens
of Mr. Mutiny's and Owen Peters' resid
The fire was extinguished before any
considerable damage had resulted, Mr.
Malloy's loss being about 8100 to the
property. The cause of the fire was a
blocked chimnoy, considerable soot
having gathered from constant burning
of wood in one of Mr. Peters' stoves.
Tn l'ay for Mxmmhil Hall.
The Grand Army posts of Wilkesbarre
are gratified over the probability of
Luzerne county paying off the debt on
Memorial Hall, in that city. In re
sponse to a petition signed by the most
influential taxpayers, two grand Juries
have recommended that tho county clear
tliis debt, and the court gave approval
on December 24. Tho malting of an ap
propriation of this kind is based on tho
act of assembly of May 22, 1895, which
provides that the county commissioners
may expend money for a soldiers' or
sailors' monument after two grand juries
recommend it. ISut it is tho principle
and willingness to give recognition to
its old soldiers that pleases the Grand
Army men.
Serious Fire ut West Hazleton,
West Hazleton was visited early Sat
urday morning by a disastrous confla
gration. The blaze was discovered in
the blacksmith shop of A. W. Washburn,
formerly of Freeland, and rapidly
spread to adjoining buildings. A
scarcity of water retarded the work of
the firemen. The losses are as follows:
Blacksmith shop, owned by Elder Spang
ler, 8500; contents, owned by A. W.
Washburn, 8-100. Residence of Elder
Spangler, 84,000; insurance, 81.500.
Double dwelling of John Christ, 83.000;
partly insured; furniture and clothing of
William Gates, a tenant, 8000. Single
residence owned by I'feii estate, occupi
ed by Mrs. Neiinan, damaged to extent
of 8200.
(loud Will, timers.
At a meeting of the Good Wills Ath
jetic Association yesterday the following
officers were elected:
President—James Shovliu.
Vice president—Chas. Johnson?
Recording secretary—J. A. McGlnloy.
Financial secretary —I'. A. Gallagher.
Sergeant-at-arins—James Gallagher.
Guard—Con E. Breslin.
Trustees—John M. Carr, James John
son, Daniel Mcßrierty, John Ferry, John
Bears the _yf III® Kind You Have Always Bouyrht
O ii. ST O XII A. .
Bears tho yf The Kind You Have Always Bought
Tiger* Tcuth Bull and Hop* Will Kud
Tlii* Evfiilng.
The tenth annual hall of the Tigers
Athletic Club took place on Friday even
ing, and the result added one more suc
cess to the long record of creditable
affairs that have been conducted by the
organization. The management of a
ball on the scale outlined and advertised
for weeks previous to this event would
tax the genius and ingenuity of greater
societies in larger towns to carry it to a
successful finish, nevertheless the club
was equal to the occasion, and every
promise made to the public was fulfilled
and every expectation of the people was
realized. Nothing of the kind had ever
before been attempted within a radius
of many iniles. and the club's innova
tions and daring original ideas, with
nothing similar in the past to guide from,
made the achievement of Friday evening
all the more praiseworthy.
Tho a u barb decorations caused amaze
'eat- from local as well as from out
of-town visitors, being such as to
baffle an adequate description. The
apparently endless streams of national
colored bunting, palms, holly and holly
hock, representing thousands of yards
if laid end to end. into which 8,000 tiny
(lags were placed, carried the eye to the
ceiling, which was barely visible through
the mass of evergreens, and to the walls,
where truly artistic work has been per
formed In shaping appropriate designs,
covering every inch of available space.
The stage was a bower of beauty, and
various colored incandescent lights and
arcs of several lines threw a lustre over
the scene that gave the whole an effect
really beautiful.
Every feature of the affair, from the
brilliant ball-room on tba first Moor and
the spectators' accommodations on the
second to the eating and other depart
ments on the third, was beyond critl
j cisin. and the throngs made the spacious
building ring with genuine pleasure the
whole night. The program of thn even
ing opened with a march led by Master
of Ceremonies l'eter G. Gallagher, of
town, and Miss Mary A. Boyle, f
Beaver Maadow. Dancing was con
'tiuued until 5 o'clock Saturday morning
to the strains of DePierro's enlarged or
The New Year's Eve Hop on Saturday
evening was a repetition of the success
of tho previous night. The Business
Mori's Dance tonight will close the af
fair. St. Ann's band will supply the
dance inusis this evening.
Miss Colfa Gallagher, (in religion
Sister Pauline) and Miss Kate Duffy (in
religion Sister Justine), of Sciauton,
visited their relatives hero on Thursday.
Miss Josephine Rndewick will leave
tomorrow for West Chester, where she
will become a student at the normal
James Rogair will leave this week for
Butte, Montana, after a two months'
visit at his father's home.
Miss Bid Carry, of Trenton, N. J., is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Dominic
Michael J. Mor&n, of Philadelphia, is
visiting his family here.
Miss Sadie Slattery spent last week
in Philadelphia.
Among the people from a distance
who spent New Year's with relatives
and friends here were the following:
Edward P. Gallagher, East Hartford.
Miss Nellie O'Donnell, Allentown.
Edward O'Donnell, Philadelphia.
John Yunnes, Little Falls, N. Y.
Frank Toburski, New York city.
Miss Laura Purcell, Allentown.
Joseph Kennedy, Philadelphia.
Miss Maine Boyle, Allentown.
Dr. P. S. Stein, Philadelphia.
Miss Mary Dugan, Scranton.
John Plewellyn, Carbondale.
Michael P. Boyle, Kingston.
Tramps Beat a Woman.
After having recuived food on Friday
morning from Mrs. Annie ICocbabo.
aged 26, a woman of Llauto, a mining
hamlet near Tatnaqua, two tramps
demanded money. Upon being refused
they attacked the woman and beat her
in a frightful manner. While the one
held her hands the other clubbed her over
the head with a revolver. Her scalp was
covered with lacerations, one eye was
closed and blood (lowed from her ears.
She screamed for assistance and strug
gled desperately to save her life. As
footsteps approached in answer to her
cries the ruffians made their escape.
Descriptions of tho uieu were wired to
all tho surrounding towns, and that
evening Chief of Police David Itinebold,
of Tatnaqua, captured two tramps
giving their names as Hartley Brown
and Edward Collins. They were locked
up and will be taken before the injured
woman for Identification.
A. Oswald sells three bars of grand
ma's butter milk soap for the small sum
o" sc.
Bears the K' 1 " 1 ' oll " aw Alwa ' s
Abuses in the Recorder's Office.
The expediency of having Citizens'
Protective Associations in each county
of Pennsylvania has been suggested by
the Philadelphia Press, such organiza
tion ty assume the responsibility of
noting how the public officials conduct
the taxpayers' business. A knowledge
of methods in county government and
the frequent disparities in the cost of
supplies, or expense of keeping t,bo
state's dependents, etc., commended the
wisdom of a careful supervision of the
kind suggested. Schuylkill county has
its Taxpayers' Association that lias re
volutionized measures for reform in that
district. Luzerne has a somewhat simi
lar association. In other counties where
there is official looseness there is a quies
cent submission to the way things are
going, because of a. disposition upon the
part of representative citizens not to
bother over public interests or a fear of
antagonizing political powers.
Tho Luzerne Association has just
demonstrated its usefulness by exposing
"how it is done" in the recorder's office.
Other courthouse officials are to be ex
amined later. Prior to six years ago the
recorder was paid in fees, and now he
receives a salary. Comparisons show
that in 1887 that official employed three
clerks, to whom he paid 93*300 annual
wages. In 1897 there were seven clerks,
and the salary and clerk hire aggregated
913,392. In this connection the associa
tion calls attention to tin l alleged fact,
that the recorder and his chiof deputy
have done practically no office work, and
that the clerks have nursed their sine
cure places.
To further evidence the good service
of this association in uncovering abuses
of trust in Luzerne county, a compari
son witli other counties of the state is
submitted, viz.:
Philadelphia—Number of clerks, 55;
papers filed in J897, 52,000; remaining
unrecorded at end of year, none; salary
and clerk hire, $1)3,000; average record
ing fee, $2.40; cost in salary and wages
for each paper recorded. $1.77.
Montgomery—Number of clerks, 7;
papers tiled in 1897, 5,107; remaiuing
unrecorded at end of year, none; salary
and clerk hire, $9,054; average record
ing fee. $1.88; cost in salary and wages
for each paper recorded, $1.77.
Luzerne—Number of clerks. 7; papers
tiled in 1897, 5,550; remaining unrecord
ed at end of year, 900, estimated; salary
and clerk hire, $13,292; average record
ing, $2.40; cost in salary and wages for
eacli paper recorded, $2.39.
A Wonderful Collection of Facts.
To those familiar with tho almanac
issued by the Philadelphia Press the
announcement that the 1899 edition is
on sale is quite sufficient to induce pur
chase. Those who have examined the
contents of the two previous volumes is
sued by that paper know that thero is
not to be found in the United Stutes—
and, if not there, nowhere in tho world— j
an almanac which surpasses the Press
for accuracy, comprehensiveness, variety
and attractiveness. It is a volume of
of over 500 pages, replete with the in
formation that every citizen interested
in the past, the present or the future of
the country in which he lives needs con
stantly. What the Press does for tho
news of tho world daily its almanac
does for the events of tho year.
There is not one department of human
activity which is not touched on. It
answers the many questions concerning
the government of the United States
and of foreign nations, is a valuable
resume of the war with Spain, abounds
with statistics from commercial and
industrial pursuits, tells the*story of the
part played by the Keystone boys in tho
late war—and is, in fact, a complete
cyclopaedia of the world's activities dur
ing 1898, and must be indispensable to
every thinking American citizen. The
almanac may be had from newsdealers
or by sending 25 cents to the Press,
How's This I
We offer One Hundred Dollarv Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured bv Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo,
We the undersigned have known F. J.
Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe linn perfectly honorable in all
business transactions atid financially
able to carry out any obligation made by
their firm.
WERT & TIIUAX, Wholesale Druggists,
Toledo, O.
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh (Jure is taken inter
nally, acting directly on the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Price,
75c. per bottle. Suld by ail druggi.sU.
Te*t'menial* f r
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Dr. David Kennedy's
favorite Remedy
„ Dr. David Kennedy's
favorite Remedy
Known a Kocknll, anil No Human Do
ing Ilaa Kver Lamleil Upon ll—Prob
ably the Cause of Many Disasters—Looks
I.lke a Ship Under Uull Sail.
Perhaps the loneliest island in the
Atlantic Ocean Is a British possession
known on the map as Roekall. Where
is it? Roekall is a lonely pyramidal
rock, some 70 feet in height and 250
feet in circumference, rising sheer out
of the wild Atlantic waves, about IS I
miles west-half-south from St. Kilda,
in the outer Hebrides, 200 miles from
the nearest point of the Scottish main
land and 2GO miles northwest from the
nearest point on the Irish coast.
More exactly, its position—at least,
as nearly as this has been ascertained
—is latitude 57 deg. 30 min. north,
longitude 13 deg. 42 min. west. There
is neither soil upon it nor sandy beach
round it, the depth of water close up
to it being twenty or thirty fathoms.
A "rock," therefore it must he called
rather than an island, or even an islet;
■ and, of all the rocks and islands, great
and small, surrounding our shores it
is at once the most remote, the most
desolate, the least known, and in many
respects the most remarkable.
Not only has It never boasted a hu
man Inhabitant, but no holiday tripper
or sportsman has ever set foot on its
shores, and only on one or two occa
sions is it even known to have been
landed upon. Only in the finest weath
er is it possible to land upon it; in
Winter the ocean waves far overtop
its summit. This summit can only be
reached, even when a landing has been
effected, by at: ascent on the north
eastern face of the rock, so precipitous
are its other sides.
Close to the main rock, and with
deep water between them, lies a dan
gerous reef, exposed at low tide, known
as Hazlewood Rock; while a mile and
a half southeast lies another similar
rock known as Helen's Reef, from a
vessel of that name whose wreck upon
it first made it known.
To the mariner Roekall presents It
self as a serious danger. Neither the
main rock nor the surrounding reef
has even been either lighted, belled or
buoyed. Yet, though not In the main
line of cross-Atlantic traffic, there can
be no doubt that they have frequently
proved fatal to vessels. There are
several actual records of wrecks upon
them, the earliest being in 1686, and
it is probable that they are partly ac
countable for some of the disappear
ances of well-found vessels which are
reported annually from the Atlantic.
Even In broad daylight the main rock
is a menace, for, with its steep, tall
sides, and its pointed top, always whit
ened by the deposits of sea birds, it is
invariably at first sight taken for a
ship in full sail.
Mr. J. A. Harvie-Brown, an eminent
Scottish naturalist; Mr. R. M. Bar
l-ington, a leading Irish naturalist, and
two other gentlemen, undertook not
long ago a scientific expedition to
Roekall, under the auspices of the
Royal Irish Academy. Twice was the
rock approached, but on each occa
sion the swell around It rendered a
landing impossible, and the expedition
had at last to return, bulbed of its
main object. Nevertheless it brought
hack some very interesting results, ob
tained chiefly by diedging on the bank
and by observing the birds flying
around the rock.
Ornithologists have long awaited
with keenest intfcrest information re
lating to the bird population of the
rock, and have imagined it a possible
breeding place of several interesting
sea birds. But the recent expedition,
during which no fewer than twenty
species were observed round the rock,
proved that in all probability no spe
cies breeds upon it except the common
In many other ways the rock is of
much scientific interest, and any
yachtsman or others who may hereaf
ter he fortunate enough to effect a
landing upon Roekall will certainly
obtain results of much interest to nat
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