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PIKE COUNTY PRESS. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT MILFORD, FA. Tho PRESS . is tho best ADVERTISING MEDIUM in the county. ill i ' ' i.-v-v ,' . was J. H. Van Etten, Editor. Terms One dollar and fifty cents i a year in advance. " rfW TOW SINGLE COI'IKS, FlVB CENTS. VOL. 2. THE FARMERS' INSTITUTE. Held at the Court Hours in Mil ford. Nov. 28th. An Iflfltrnctlve Meeting, With Good At tendance Sundry Qnentlona Pro pounded, Toplefl ltlneniined. And Method Rtnted General Intereflt Mnnlfeftted The skios were dark and dripping Inst Saturday and the -weather un propitions for those -who came from any distance, but notwith standing that a goodly number of farmers met at the Court House in the forenoon. It was, however, deemed advisable that instead of any set speeches being made the in stitute should for that session as sume a desultory character and any one wishing could discuss such to pic as might bo of interest. There were present : J. A. Wood ward of the State College, and J. F. McCormick of the same place, re presenting the State Board ; E. OJ. Fowler, of Port Jervis, Editor of the Farmer and a veteran agriculturist and pomologist was also present and took part in the general discussion, which was opened by Christian Lehde who offered some romarks on the question, " As to how the farmer could come in closer con tact with the consumer in the sale of his Products" Incidentally this brought out the subjoct of dealing with the middlomen and commis sion merchants, and D. D. New man gave some rather unprofitable experiences he had with that class of bonefactors. It was agreed that in the present state of matters,when farmers are so lacking in organiza tion, that no remedy exists but in a more compact arrangement by them to so control the inarkot that prices may ba maintained.and to deal only with commission men of character and financial standing. In the afternoon, Hon. John A. Woodward took up the question of fertilizers and as connected with this the feeding value of different stuffs and the best rations for stock. The three eleinonts . which are most needed in tho raising of crops are nitrogen.phoHphoricaeid and potash, and for years the farmers have been selling these fertilizers out of their lands. The depletion has boon gradual but sure and the worn-out farm and poor land is tho rosult. The farmers have allowed the ma nure to remain tinder the eaves of the buildings and the water to leach out all the strength, or to lie over the barn yard and have the same process completed by the rains. He did not believe in large applications of lime at one time but about twenty bushels to an acre every four years, By the use of charts he illustrated tho different effect of crops on the land and the kind of fertilizer noedod for them, and in the same -manner he pointed out the feeding value of various products. Clover is most nearly the perfect feed, oombiuing in itself all the requisites. The same feeding value can be obtained by mixing corn and wheat or other sub stances in proper proportions. Oats and peus mixed also furnish a nearly complete feed. He related that while at New Milford he observed four trains of milk passing to New York and estimated that they carried of manurial value $640 dollars taken from the farms of that regiou. This fertility must in some way bo sup- Dlied and the Question is, " How to do it in the cheapest and most ef fectual mannor." The answer is by a proper system of feeding, so tliat tho beat results in that direction may be obtained in the most eco nomical manner. This would aid to preserve the fertility of the soil be- -cause it would overcome the ex travagant methods now in practice and by underwtandiug the needs of the soil those elements would be ap. plied which are necessary to restore the fertility taken away by the crois. The two would operate in oountorpoiso and so benefit the farmer by adding to the capueity of his land to produce better rtults. lie also strongly urgtxi that all fod der, straw and stalks should be cut, ns that process ereatly increased their feed value and gave the refuse a much larger capacity for absorbing tho liquid manure, which contained the elements of fertility in a largo proportion. This counsel was timely, and it farmers would hoed the suggestion thoy would lw astonished at the sav ing rosult. Particularly is it im portant when the hay crop is short to utilize the coarser fodder to the utmost, and a fodder cutter enables this to be done in tho most economi cal manner. The evening session was occupied by Mr. Woodward in the discussion of good roads in which several took part. He said tho farmers can make just as good roads as they please, there is no hindrance but their inclination, and the lack of a proper interest in election officials from whom the best results are at tained. Good roads are coming. The wheelmen are urging the mat- tor, and if the people will only make the roads ordinarily good, extraordi nary expense may be avoided. He advocated the payment of a cosh road tax as more likoly to secure the best results from the money raised, and also a lward of road commis sioners who would hire the men to do the work, following somewhat the present system of the school law under which directors are elected who employ the teachers. Tho road commissioners should serve without pay, as do the directors, and thoy should levy the tax and disburse the money. The law should provide several differ ent kinds of roads, one of which might be suitable to the loeality.and the commissioners of roads should adopt such stylo as might be pro per for their section or township and when a certain length was con structed, which might vary, tho state should pay ontof an nppropria tion to be made therefor, a certain amount to be fixed by the act pro portioned to tne length, or road bo made or constructed. The people under this system would advance tho money to build such of the kinds of roads prescribed as might be suitable and be repaid by the state when the road was constructed in accordance with the plan or system adopted. This outline perhaps does not do full justice to the views of the speaker, but it gives in sub stance his judgment as to the best method of arriving at the desired result by legislation. Buck of this, however, must be a sentiment among the people lavorlng good roads, and a willingness on their part to discard lvirtisanship in selecting local officials. He insisted that capable, honest and efficient township officers were of more .im portance to local interests than the office of president, and yet, men would expend great energy in that di section and neglect the minor offices of their township the proper admin istration of which more nearly con cerned their prosperity. ' He would by all means continue the present system of holding elections for local offlciuls in the spring, or at a differ ent time from the general election, so as to avoid as far as possible the injection of party spirit in the selec tion of township officers. He was earnestly in favor of wide tires for wagons as they are excel lent roads makers, and gave several illustrations to prove this fact. Mr, Woodword isan enthusiastic speaker of positive oonvictions, and withal thoroughly informed on the topics he discusses. He is a practical and successful farmer, and has experi euoe which added to his scientific knowledge renders his talks of posi tive value to the farmers. It is to be regretted that the weather was such as to prevent many from attending who no doubt had designed doing so, but those present carried away much food for thought, and their examples and in fluence will go far in the community toward arousing a more progressive spirit, and a fuller determination on the part ct our farmers to more clearly comprehend the details of that most intricate and interesting of all sciences, the science of agri culture. Football Waa ItT The game played last week at Matamoras letween a team from that jilace and Port Jervis was a rather one-sided affair. Tho Pike county boys got the mud and the other chaps the game. The score was 0 to a whole lot. MILFOKI), PIKE COUNTY, PA., FltlDAY, THE MILFORD LYCEUM. Ulreetor " Writes on the Qnetlm of In- j corporation. Editor cf the Press. Dear Sir : Please permit me a few words in reply to your recent articles on the Milford Lyceum As sociation. I presume no one will dispute your position that it would be a good thing it tho Association were incorporated. I for one will ot, nor do I think that the present Board of Directors are opposed to such a step. They simply have not been sufficiently impressed with the advantages of it up to the present time, to take it under consideration. Attention having now been called to the matter by the publication of your views, 1 think I may say that at an early meeting it will be brought before the Board for dis cussion. But is it a fact that the want of in- corjwration thus far has injured the Association in the eye of the public, and cost us its confidence? And have the interests of the Association suffered from this lack in any other respect? I fail to see how. Incorporation would not have shielded us against fire, and thus preservod to us our building. It would not have determined the character of our constitution and by-laws, -the requirements for office or the qualification s of electors. ' These points would still have been left for the corporate members to settle. And we think we have now a good constitution and by-laws, in accordance with which we are try ing to conduct the management. The constitution provides for an annual meeting for the election of officers, and gives to both life-mem bers and annual members the right to vote. With a few exceptions these are now reduced to the life- members. Proper notice of the meeting is given each year, yet no one appears except the Board of Di rectors, These are generally renom- inated.because they have shown suf ficient interest to attend meetings andtoporsevereinthe.work. Anoc- casional effort to utilize new names from among the life-members has not proved a success. The person now serving as president does so solely because of the refusal of an other to serve after election : whose election also the present president was active in promoting. So we have struggled on from year to year, hoping for the time when a more general interest would intro duce new men, and relieve ns of re sponsibility. The t,reat difficulty has been not only the indifference of the public, but even of the voting members of the association. Now some of these, as yon sug gest, may fool that our organization is too loose. In that case it mav be advisablo to tighten the screws all around. Should any one wish to make ns a donation of five hundred or a thousand dollars (which we would be very glad to receive), na turally such person would wish to see us incorporated j and the wise course perhaps will be to get reqdy before the shower begins. Hitherto it has been the day of small things with us, and our chiof concern has been to take advantage, for the com munity, of the building put at our disposal, rent free. Now that we have lost that building, we are anxi ous not to let the association die out, hoping that other rooms may be providod for our use without ex penso. Under encouragement we may enlarge our ambition. If the community will only adopt the child we have been nursing, and pledge it self to the child's support, their views, it is safe to say, will not be ignored in the nianagoment. Director. Milford, Deo. 2, 1898. Nearly Lost Him Dinner. John M. Knhn.a restaurant keeper of Lacka waxen, was arrested last week for selling liquor without a license, and brought to Milford Thanksgiving Day. He was taken before Judge Mitchell on a "habeas corpus" and entered into bail in $00 with Charles Chedister as surety for iiis apiearanoe at Ueeember sessions Sheep lainaKe. Lehman. Ellen Gould, 4 sheep, 1 killed 3 injured; $3, costs II. Filed Doc. 1. ,. Greene. Baxter B. Kipp, 1 killed 1 wounded, 8, costs t3. Filed Deo 3. PERSONAL. Josiah Terwilliger, Charles and Binoche Wood visited ITjitainoras and. Tort Jervis Thnnkgiving Day. Alonzo Klein left for the City oT Brookyln Thanksgiving Day. He will reside there permenantly.i Albert Q. Wallace, of New York, spent Thanksgiving with his parents here. . ' Mosoa Nyce and family, of Bnshkill, drove np to discuss Turk ish affairs, with C. W. Bnll, Esq., last week. Samuel Cuddoback, of Rutgor Col- lego, and R. V. Strong, accompanied by Miss Anna Van In wegon of Vas sar College, and '' Miss - Charlotte Nearpass, all of Port Jervis, drove to Milford Thanksgiving day and called on Miss Lila Van Etten. Randal W. Kelly, of Kimblos.paid a brief visit to Milford last Friday on business. C. Ott, Jr., a ouccessful printer in New York, visited his friend, Frank Sohorr, a few days recently. H. 8. Mott, who has been sojourn, ing in Milford for several days, re turned to WashingtonD. C. Mon day. Ross Brodhead, of Washington, D. C, accompanied Mrs. C. H. Van Wyck home to Milford lost week. Mr. Ed. Cahill left town for New York on a business trip Monday. John De C. Van Etten departed -Monday for school at the Rockland Collegiate Institute, Nyack, N. Y. Rev. F. G. Curtis, pastor of the Epworth M. E. Chorcb of Mata moras, preached at the Methodist CWrch of this place, morning and evening. - The re verenoji gentleman was accompanied by Mr, Theodore Watts, who called on his friend, W. F. Kimball, of the Press, last Sun day. Rev. Thomas H. Mackensie was installed pastor of the Reformed church at Port Jervis last Tuesday evening. Harry DeWitt is confined to his room with a severe attack of in flammatory rheumatism. Rev. J. J. Van Hee, of Tri States has left that place. He was the minister in charge of the chapel,and has made many warm friends by his ministrations. Daniel Jagger, of Dingman's Ferry ia seriously ill of typhoid pneu monia. Mrs. C. E. Stewart who spent the summer in Colorado is again domi ciled in her Philadelphia home for the winter. Mrs. Frank Singmaster," of Iowa a daughter of Robert K. Van Etten of Conashangh Is visiting iler parents and friends in the East. 'r' Rev. Dr. Riggs, of New Bruns wick, N, J., who has been preaching in the Reformed church at Port Jer vis since the departure - of Mr. Venema terminated his services there last Sunday, lie goes to Plainfleld, N. J., as supply, to the Reformed church at that.iplace. . Miss Bettie Cornelius left town yesterday for a weeks'visitj with inends at Uonesdale. Mrs. Dr. De Plasse if on a pro longed visit to her sister tn Kansas. Mrs. Ann Wells and Mrs. C. O. Armstrong returned froma visit in the Metropolis last week. The Misses Fapny Poillion - and Letitia Harsell returned from New York, where they had been so journing last week. , Hon. Joseph J. Hart and wife have returned from a vit.it with their friends in Washington, D. C, and Maryland. , 1 Miaa Mima Bull, who has been visiting her friend, Miss Edith Nyce at Bnshkill.returned home last week, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Taft, of Matamoras are the guest of their daughter, Mrs- J. F. Fozier. Wavl erly Advocate. Wallace Van Gordon, a student of Cornell University at Ithaca, N. Y ia visiting his parents. Mrs. Hurry Moore(nce Miss Emma Vatt,) is visiting her parents ia Matamoras. The engagement of Miss Mary Wakeman to James R. Bull, both of hew York, is announced. They are well known here in Milford the pros DECE3HtER 4, j896. pective groom being a native and widely related to Pike Connty folks. Mrs. ttherwood D. Van Campen, of Dockertown, with hor children is pnying her sisfof, Mrs. t. W. Bull a visit- Mrs. Lucian B. Quick, of near Sawkilt, is slowly recovering from a severe attack of measles. Miss Nichols, of Owego, N. Y., is making a visit with her brother, Roy. Thos. Nichols. John W. Lyotf, cf Port Jervis.hns been confined to his house since Fri day last -with a severe attack of neuralgia of the stomach. We are pleased to learn that Mr. Lyon is better to-day and hopes to return to his business very soon. Gazette. Mrs. Jane Everitt living near Dingmans Ferry with her daughter, Mrs. Albert B. Middangh, is past ninety years old and a groat-great grandmother. Mrs. Elizaboth Fingorand daugh ter have gone to tpond .the winter with relatives in Trenton, N. J. Representative-elect Frederick A. Kesslor was in Milford yesterday morning. Mrs. Jane Fmerson is visiting in Philadelphia for a few days. - Announcement is made of the en gagement of Miss EAol Noyes only daughter of Ed. H. Noyes of this place to Addison W. Bronson of Titusville, Pa. D. H. Hornbeek removed from the Nyce house to that of J. A. Kipp this week. S. O. Dimmick, of Port Jorvis who went to New York for an operation for cataract of tho eyes, has had it successfully performed, and will regain the sight of one eye certainly. Dr. St John Roosa the surgeon. was Mrs. Doughty, of Conashangh re turned this week to her city home in New York. BRIEF MENTION. Those cranberries ex-Sheriff Hoffman loft with the Press were about as fine as such berries can be. The remembrance was timely, and the appreciation accordingly. The National Bakery wagon met with a slight mishap last Friday by the horse falling and breaking the shafts. It did not affect the price of the staff of life, however. The mortars, carriages and balls were treated to a coat of black paint and their appearance improved. Shade trees are being planted around Centre Square. The commissioners are putting down a new floor in their office in the Court House. -r-Sunday night Nov. 15 a woman was murdered at Lansford, Carbon oountyand her husband badly in jured by unknown men. The pur. pose was robbery. The next meeting of C. L. 8. will be held Thursday evening Deo. 10 at tho home of the Misses Bull on Broad street. What has become of our Sandy- ston correspondent? He seems to have missed a cog, and the machine does not run smoothly without it. The Delaware & Hudson Canal closed Tuesday. Four inches of snow fell at Jer sey City last Sunday night. Phila delphia also had quite a fall of the beautiful. - Ia Port Jervis the Health Board has changed the method of qnaran tining houses. Instead of a red flag they will use printed cards placed in conspicuous place on the front of the house. If the weather Is fair, the usual service may be expected at the Saw- kill School House, Sunday, Decern be 6th at 2.30 p. m. . Sacrament of the Lord's Supper in. the Presbyterian church Sunday at 10.30 a. m. Preparatory services this evening. Apoplexy wat the Cauxa of His Death. . Mr. George C. Stoll a resilient of Sandyston Township, N. J., was found by his wife to bo dead when she attempted to arouse him hist Saturday morning. He was iu Port Jervis the day preceding in his usual good health. Death was due to apoplexy. The funeral was held Tuesday morning, A BAD ACCIDENT. His Leg Ilroken bjr a Log Rolling on It While at Work In a Paw Mill. Simeon Tttsworth, who is em ployed by tho firm of A. D. Brown and Son, had tho misfortune last Friday to have his leg broken above the khoo. Ho was working in tho sawmill in Porter township and in rolling a log was caught with tho above result. Ho was brought to Milford and the necessary surgical attention rendered him by Dr. H. E. Emerson., Tho nccident is de plorable for one in his circumstances especially. He is a faithful, pains taking man, but in very moderate circumstances. Last, spring sick ness and death in his family was a severe blow to him financially from whicli he was just recovering, and now with the near approach of winter to bo thus deprived of tho ability to earn a livihood makes h is case ono which apjeal8 to the kind ness of the charitably inclined. THANKSGIVING SERVICES. A Iirge and Attentive Andh-nce Untrncd to An Able Sermon by Rev. W. R. . NelTatthoM. E. Church. ' The sermon preached by Rev. W. R. Neff of the M. E. Church last Thursday was attentively listened to by a largo congregation. Tho speaker addressed himself to tho things we have reason to bo thank, ful for, and made a stirring appeal to the patriotism of his hearers. His allusion to tho duty of every citizen to elevate tho political tone of tho country by discarding prtisan ties and -placing the best men in office was a happy thought and one that may bo profitably considered. The collection taken was for the bon ofit of tho Armenian sufferers ana the sum of $26.14 was donated. A DEER IN WESTFALL. It Rushed From the Mountain,' Through Upper Matamoras, and Swain the River. Many of the people of Matamoras saw the wonderful sight about eight o'clock last Tuesday morning' of a fine young doe galloping down from the mountain and rushing through the upper part of the village and taking to the Dolaware rivor, swim ming across the stream just below the old bridge abutment and disap pearing m Germantown, a suburb or fort Jet vis. It crossed the Erie Railroad tracks and went up to the Delaware & Hudson canal, jumped in and swam to the other side, and climbed Mount William. Highest Market Price paid for hides at Rudolph's old tannery, Mil ford, Pa., novl096 , Scarlet Fever. Scarlet fever made its appearance last week in the family of Rev, B. S. Lassitor. The physician in charge Dr. H. E. Emerson could not trace the source of contagion, and at meeting of the Board of Health it was doomed wise as a measure of of precaution to quarantine the house. The class which the Re verned gentleman has, was dismissed and his other daughter was not per mitted to enter tho sick room. Ho states that ho has taken every pro caution to prevent tho spread of the disease and we sincerely hope that, this first case will be the last in town. The child is convalescent and tne danger from that source will soon bo over. An Old Kelic. Workmen in digging holes for shade trees along Brood street struck tho original Milford water works, put down by James Barton. The water was conveyed in logs through which a two inch hole was borod. The logs were coupled by an iron ring joining the end of each length. Ihe logs were all decayed, but the ring wus nearly as good as new. A Clilldreus Servlee. The services last Sabbath eyening in the Presbyterian church were of a nature to interest the Sunday school. There were responsive readings, singing and a short address by the pastor on bolomon and the Queen of Hheba. New England Supper. Tho hulies of the Presbyterian Church will give a New England Supper and sale of fancy articles at the Niwknl House, Tuesday even ing, December 15th. The puhlio is cordially Invited. Apply for rates. M. r A PHENOMENAL HUNT. A Tale of the Great Hunt of Some Mighty Nimrods. A Tarty of Sportsmen from Dlngmanfl Suc cessful In Captnrlng Large and Small Game Illrds, Deer and Raccoons Drought Down by Their Un erring Aim Several flee trees Discovered In Del aware Township. (SPECIAL TO THIS " PRESS.") Twenty partridges, five wood cock, sovon boo-treos, four raccoons and two door I The writer hereof is not a modern Munchausen and neither is the cata logue of game heroin above men tioned and intondod to bo so, a fab ulous or exaggerated one. but is a simple recounting of the fruits of a two weeks' " hunt " indulgod in by a party of sportsmen from tho vic inity of Dingmans. Not long prior to Thanksgiving, G. Y. Crone and his sons Lafo and Will, James B. Anglo, Thoodoro Howey and Josoph Brooks betook themselves to tho wilderness for a fortnight's outing amid tho rock-ribbod hills and gloomy fastnesses of tho far-famed Rock Hill " region, and from tho moniont of thoir advent in that realm of solitude, success most phenomenal' perched upon their ban ner. At first along thoy wore con tent to limit thoir excursions to tho pursuit of birds, and in all bagged twenty partridges and four wood cock. And then they varied the programme by hunting 'coons and bee-trees. Again fortune favored them and thoy captured four rac coons and discovered seven bee-trees laden with tho mellifluent stores of the industrious little workers of the wilds. At last tiring of this sort of recreation, and the time drawing near when they must break their camp and return to thoir homes, they resolved to go forth in quest of door. And on tho second day of thiH ' quest the afore-mentioned quest- Fortune smiled upon thorn her sweetest, blandost smiles, and at night they returned to th'eir camp Nick Holden's cabin laden ' with glee, glory and vonsion. One fine buck, proof of tho accurate aim and steady nerve of Jim Angle, and one nne doe.evidonce of the unsurpassed, marksmanship and superb wood craft of "Dory" Howoy, were the last and crowning prizes of the most eminently-successful hunting ex peditions that ever set out from lit tle Dolaware. So ended the hunt a hunt not entirely devoid of disas ter, because at tho close, the cabin took fire, and it was by the most energetic efforts the flames wore ex tinguished, as little water could be procured tho pails being full of honey. But the conflagration was subdued and only one serious loss incurred was that to J. B. Anglo, whose pantaloons wont up in smoke and it is thought were not insured. But "all's well that ends well," and the following day the triumphal return was made a return which astonished tho natives, and gave tho palm to the jubilant party as tho most successful of modern Nimrods. Knio. 10,000 feet woll-soasonod good whitepino boards for sale. Price reasonable. Enquire of Wm. Angle at blacksmith shop. augl2tf HYMENEAL. HASIJROUCK BURGOYNE. An ultra fashionablo wedding took place in Port Jorvis tho night before Thanksgiving when Miss Josephine C. Burgoyuo, of Godeffroy, N. Y., and Mr. John H. Hasbronck, of Port Jorvis wore united in wedlock. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Quane of the A. M. K. Zion church. ' Presents wore numerous and beautiful. Among the guests from Milford present wore Mrs. Laura Ray and Mr. John Scott and wifo, and from Port Jervis Mr. and Mrs. John T. Van Etten, Mr. and Mrs. 8. 8. Van Etten, Mrs. O. P. Howell, and Miss Edna Howell, and Mrs, H. O. Rosencranse. Admitted to Probata. The will of Mrs. Lucy C. Kimble, deceased, was recently admitted to probata by John C. Wostbrook, Reg ister. Kho gives all her estate to her daughter, Mrs. Juno MoKown.