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PIKE COUNTY PRESS. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT MILFORD, PA. J. H. Van Etten, Editor. Tf.rms Ono dollar and Dfty cents a year in advance. SmiLR CoriKs, Five Cents. VOL. 2. MILFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Courts. President .Jpdob. Hon. Q. 8. Pnrdy, Honeadalc, Pa. Associate .luimrco. Hon. William Mitchell, Mllford, Pa. Hon. John C. Houck, La Annii, Pa. PboTfionotahy.Reuistkr.KecoiidER.Ktc. John C. Westbrook, MUfortl, Pa. COMMIBSIONERS. Wallace Newman, Mllford, Pa. James H. Heller, ' " A. H. lHngmnu, " Commissioseiir' Clerk. George A. Swepenlsor, Mlironl, Pa. Treasurer. J. B. Westbrook, Mllford, Pa. Pheriff. H. I. Conrtright, Matanioras. Pa. Attorneys. Baker, Hy. 1 Klpp. .T. A. Bull, C. W. Van Ktteu, J. H. District Attorney. D. M. Van Auken. County Superintendent. George Sawyer, Mill Blft, Pa. Phy.lolan.and Surgeons. H. E. Emerson. E. B. Wenner. Drug and Madlelne. C. O. Armstrong. H. E. Emerson. Hotel. Bluff Houso. Fanchnre Hotel. Centre SqiiBro. Jardon House. Crtssmau House. Sawkill House. Dlmmluk House. VanUormark Hotel H.rnaai. L. F. Hafuer. Stores. Brown and Armstrong, (See adv.) George Daumann, Jr. W. and G. Mitchell, (See adv.) John MeUarty. Kyman and Wells, (See imIv.) Mrs. M. Rochotte. Frank Schorr. Confectionery and Fruits. Mm. K. D. Davis. A. S. Dtngman. BenJ. Kyte. Bakery. J. A. Revoyre. Barbers. Henry Wohlbrandt. Herman Koehler. John Dcgan. Dentists. C. 8. Custls. Hale IJental Co. (See adv.) Hardware and Plumbing. T. R. J. Klein. (See adv.) Livery Stables. John Flndlay. Gregory Brother. George K, Horton- J. B. Van Tassel. Stage Line and Express Office John Flndlay. Meat Market. James E. Boyd. Jorvls Gordon. W. T. Struble. Blacksmiths. William Angle. F. B. Pletchor, Wagon Makers W. H. Courtright. John G. Mater. ' Tailor. R. B. Van Elton. Millinery. Misses Mitchell. Nellie Swepcntzer. Undertakers. Horton and Wood. Lumber. Milton Armstrong. A. D; Brown & Son. (See adv.) Builders. A. D. Brown & Son, (See adv.) J. C. Chamlierlalu. George Smith. Painters. George Slauson. v.C. H. Wood. K. C. Wood. Insuranoe. Ryman and Wells. Spoke Menufaeturer. Jacob Klaer. W.toh and Clook Repairing. John K. Rudolph. Al. TorwlUigur. Shoemakers. L. Gulger. W. Shafor. Telephone Office. John Flndlay. Telegraph Offloe. Dimmlck House. Post Master. James S. Gale. Newspapers. PIKE COUNTY PRESS. Mllford Dispatch. PORT JERVIS ADVERTISEMENT DIRECTORY The " Bee Hive " Store. ttM York Furniture Store. Johnson, iioot and Sit'. h. S. Alunui, btwiug Machine, Pianos and Urgaus. (iuuuiog and Flanagan, Clothing, V an Ku.u and v right, Steam Heating nuii 1'luwi-iug. HOW TO SAVE WILD GAME. The State Zoologist Dr. Warren Makes his Annual Eeport. The Sportsmen Do Not Deplete the Forests Hot the Market Hilnters Large Num bers of Birds Shipped by Thein. A Better Trespass Law Needed, The chapters devoted to " the de struction of game birds and ani mals," and to "the violations of our game and fish laws " are of especial interest to sportsmen. In them ho shows how wild game has played an imKrtant part in the development of the country, but that now to the great multitude of the people of the State game is no longer in any sense an essential factor in the food sup ply. ' It is a luxury, and sold at prices which make it such, and the traffle is one of large proportions, with much capital invested. lie says the sportsmen must yield to the game dealer, or the game dealer give way to the sportsman and asks which it shall be. The interest which is of least advantage to the community must give way and the ono which is of para mount public importance must be preserved. Either game must be saved tor the enjoyment of those who pursue it for the sake of pursuit.for the bene fits derived as a recreation, or it must be given up to those who sim ply regard it for the value it repres ents. He soys from the many care fully reports obtained from the grouse counties of the State it is shown that 00 per cent, of all the game is killed by market hunters and shipped to the large cities. That over 1,500 grouse were shipped in one season from two stations on the Delaware, Lackawaxen & West ern Railroad and Wilkesbarre & Eastern Railroad to New York city. That young grouse are shipped with woodcock during the month of July. This market hunting is not done by the farmers or their sons but by professional market hunters, who traverse over farms and en closed grdunds respecting no rights and who become impudent when requested to leave. He states that it is the consensus of opinion that there is no use to at tempt to propagate game so long as this state of affairs exist, and sug gests a reasonable trespass att, and the restriction of the game traffic so that it will include deer, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock and quail, and thinks this would meet the views of the landowners, and all interested in preserving and increasing our game. The fish laws are also being vio lated in all parts of the state, and the doctor thinks the violations of the game laws are as numerous as thuse of the fish laws. Snaring birds is widely practiced, and he says ferret are so generally Used in the pursuit of rabbits in gome of the Northern counties that they are called " punching sticks," and that in one county, Wyoming, two hun dred were owned for hunting pur poses. Doer licks, turkey blinds, quail traps, dead falls, box trails, snares and ferrets all play an im portant part in helping to deplete our rapidly decreasing game sup ply. Running deer rith dogs, and shooting them at deer licks is albO carried on to a considerable extent in several sections of the State. Anti-Overcoat Club. Several Stroudsburg gontlemon in cluding Editor Morey, Dr. Walton, J. D. and W. S. Shafer, Wm. Gulick and A. V. Miller have agreed not to wear an overcoat this winter under penalty of a large forfeit. They will probably wrap themselves in the sweet consciousness of the good example they are setting others. Suoeautul FUlilng. "Doo" Steele and brother went to Sawkill Pond lust Saturday and succeeded in raising 44 fine pickerel through the ice, and on Monday lunt the sume party accompanied by W. F. Bock hud their shingles tip ped 47 tiuies and got the tipjers. MILFOKD, PIKE COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, Notes From the Pennsylvania Experiment Station. The State Experiment Station has recently issued the first number of a series of Bulletins of Information. It is the intention, in this series of bullotins, to present, to the farmer in simple and concise form the re sults of investigation and the best available scientific and practical in formation on the various branches of farming. The first bulletin of the series is entitled "Computation of Rations for Farm Animals." It consists of two parts. The first is a brief ex planation of the principles upon which the computation of rations is based. Following this, Part 2 shows by numerous examples how these principles may be applied to the daily problems of the farm. Ex amples are given of the improve ment of rations, of the compounding of rations from given feeding stuffs, and in particular of the selection of feeding stuffs with reference to economy in their purchase and use. It shows how an intelligent applica tion of the principles of Part 1 may enable the farmer, by exchanging one feed for another or by wisely proportioning his feeds, to reduce the cost of his rations and at the same time improve their quality and add to the fertility of his farm. The bulletin is being disturbnted at all the farmers' institutes held in the State, and will be mailed free to any resident of , the State applying for it. The Station has also issued a re vised edition, in more convenient form, of the spraying calendar for which there was so large a demand last year. " The annual Reports and quarterly Bullotins of the Station will be sent free of charge, on application, and inquiries on agricultural subjects answered so far as possible. Address, II. P. Armsby, Director, State College, 1 Centre Co. , Pa. Vacclnnatlon Compnlsory, Judge McPherson, of Dauphin county handed down a decision re cently in which the court holds, that the right of any citizen's chil dren to attend the publio schools is not complete until they have com plied with the conditions which the legislature has seen fit to impose. The act of June 18, 1895 requiring school directors to demand certifi cates of successful vaccinnation, as a condition precedent to admission to the publio schools, is a "valid police regulation, and as such con stitutional. If the compulsory edu cation act and the law tinder consi deration are in irreconcilable con flict the former statute must give way, because the Publio Health Act was last enacted and therefore takes precedence of the other. , Perished In the Slorm. Among the viotims of the great, blizzard, which raged in the north west on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of lust woek is numbered a Deposit boy, Henry M. Burrows a mail clerk on the Northern Paciflo R. R. He left his train which was stalled at Devil 's Luke, North Dakota to go to town for provision and perished in the storm. His wife and children live in Deposit. War of Beef Companies. ( The two large and wealthy meat corporations, the Armour beef com pany and the Swift meat company of Chicago are engaged in a lively competition at East Stroudsburg in building cold storage warhouses. Each are at work as rapidly as pos sible pushing their structures, which will cost about 110,000, to completion. News Via Stroudsburg. A Stroudsburg dispatch to the Philadelphia Press says: Measles have broken out to an alarming ex tent in this county, that schools in Matu moras have been closed and two deaths reported. All of which is the sume kind of stuff that dreams are sometimes made of , a disordered im'. agination. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Recorded In the Office of the Recorder for the Week Ended Nl f . Lehman. Harriet N. Cook to Wm. H. Stoddart, dated April 28, 1880, 13 acres, con. $130, ent'd Dec. 3. Lehman. Sarah E. Walter and husband, to William H. Stoddart, dated May 10, 10) acres, con. 100, ent'd Dec. 5. Delaware. Sarah J. Hornbeek and others, to Susan V. Hornbeek, 131 acres, oon. $1300, ent'd Dec. 3. Delaware. John W. Kilsby to Wm. Kilsby, dated Dec. 1, 53 acres, con. $1,000, ent'd Dec. 7. The President's Message. On another pai,e will be found a synopsis or Mr. Clevelands lost words as Chief Magistrate to the American people. It has the gen eral tone of one who is willing to shift the burden of responsibility on his successor, and outside of his re marks on the Cuban, and revenue questions, it is little more than a resume of Department reports. His discussion of the Cuban matter is temperate, and in harmony with his previous attitude. It may be judged that his sympathy with that strug gling people is much stronger than his language and that he feels re strained because of his position, and in order that our Government may not lose her influence with Spain in aiding to bring about a settlement. - ; Congress at its last session passed resolutions declaring that our Gov ernment ought to use ' its good in flnenoes in the direction of Cuban in dependence. The message discloses that the President has in a measure used his office, but not for independ ence. It has been more in the line of having Spain grant autonomy to Cuba, or in other words conceding some measure of home rule. It cannot be known whether this would be possible or acceptable, even if this country should find some means of guarenteeing to Cuba its execution.os no response has been received. He treats the deficit rather lightly and thinks the pre sent tariff bill will produce ample revenue if given a fair trial, thus impliedly opposing the 'passage of any emergency measure. It is con sonant with himself to say this for any other view would be to condemn his own policy. Married Women mm Incorporators. Attorney General McCormick holds that subscription to the Capi tal stock of a corporation whereby a married woman becomes an incor porator, is a contract upon her part to pay the sum so subscribed. If she may make a subscription to the Capital stock of a corporation and be liable on such a contract, it would seem that she would be fully qualified as an original subscriber or incorporator and liable as such. Brooks vs. Merchant's National Bank decides that a married woman may now enter- into a partnership, and as a result become individually liable for all the debts of the firm. Killed Near Lackawaxen. Monday night a freight train eastward bound struck and killed just above Lackawaxen, a man who proved to be George Kirkham aged about 39 years. He was walking on the track going to visit a friend. His father was William Kirkham of Rowlands and he also had a brother Howard, and two sisters one the wife of Thos. J. Ridgway of Rowlands. The commissioners besides hav -ing their office newly floored, hav had the walls painted in an artistic manner. E. C. Wood has demons trated that it is not necessary for Milford folks to go out of town to obtain ornamental work fully up to city ideas. 1 Obituary Note. Daniel D. Everett a son of John Everett, of Montague died Tuesday aged four years. The funeral will be held to-day at eleven o'clock. Highest Market Prick paid for hides at Rudolph's old tanney, Mil ford, Pa. nuvioya DECEMBER 11, 1896. BRIEF MENTION. Court meets Dec. 21st. Ryman and Wells have many attractive holiday presents, besides other necessary and useful articles. Their store is well stocked and offers many bargains. Gunning and Flanagan, of Port Jervis are bound no one shall be cold if they can help it. They state their case in a hew "ad" and that expresses just what they can and will do for you. The Bee Hive store at Port Jer vis is an excellent place to go if you want a honey of a bargain ; and who does hot love the sweets of this life ? They can be secured with very little outlay at that place. Johnson, the Port Jervis shoe man, has a contract with Santa Clans to supply everything in the foot wear line, and is prepared to fit your feet with anything yon wish from a heavy shoe to the daintiest slipper and allat prices which are nominal for the value given. C. F. Van Inwegen cashier of the First National Bank of Port Jervis was elected Secretary and Treasurer of Group VH of the New York State Bankers Association at the meeting Saturday, Dec. 5. Wellington Lee, Carl Weiss and Fred Santee,alresidents of Hornellls ville are " enlisted with Maceo's patriotic army and are doing gallant service, To stop a leak until the plumber can be called in mix together yellow soap and whiting, with a little water, to a thick paste. Place Uus over the leak, and the water will stop flowing at once. One of the best and quickest ways' of cleaning the isinglass win dows in a stove is with vinegar and water. Dip a soft cloth in the vine gar and water and quickly rub the windows over,' going well into the corners. The windows will remain clean for a long time. The average walking pace of a healthy man or woman is said to be seventy-five steps a minute. t A goat sent by rail from Chicago to Boston was tagged by the owner : "Please pass the butter." Vassar College authorities will in future permit the students to in aulge in round dances on certain oc casions. Heretofore they have been prohibited. There if now a movement on foot to incorporate the town of Newton. It contains nearly 4000, inhabitants and is now governed by a town committee of three members one of whom is elected each year. The town is lighted by electricity and has an excellent water supply. Two young men Adam Henning and Charles Adams went fishing on Highland Lake reservoir near Mid dletown, N. Y., last Sunday, when the ice gave way and before aid could be rendered, Henning was drowned. The Port Jervis Union of Mon day presents a handsome picture of Rev. T. H. McKenzie.who has lately been called to the Reformed Church of that place. Abiam Eckerd who was to have been hanged at Wilkesbarre, Tues day for the murder of F. Bittenben der last July1 took poison in his cell that morning and died. The Pope Manufacturing Com pany are sending out a very neat and convenient Columbia calendar. Notice the bicycle "ad" in the Press. If you are looking around for a wheel it might pay you to give us a hint. Photographer Myers house on Harford street is rapidly assuming a habitable shape and will be a neat attractive and cosy residence. Our Layton correspondent have recently returned from a prolonged trip up Salt river, will resume his interesting letters which our read ers have sadly missed. The change of air and scenery we trust has re juvenated him.and the sojourn may add a slight flavor of the salis to his always piquant letters. The Northern Division Strouds burg and Bushkill Telephone Com pany have had printed a neat card for the use of -patrons, containing the rulesand calls. -v' . r. OBITUARY. NATHAN W. BRAMER. Nathan W. Bramnr an old and re spected citizen of -Port Jervis died on Thurlay afternoon at 4.20 o' clock of general debility at tho resi dence of his danghter, Mrs. A. C. Latamore of 125 Hammond street. Mr. Bramer was 78 years old and is survived by two brothers, three sis ters and five daughters, his brothers are George of Iowa and James of Bath, N. Y., the sisters are Mrs. Daniel Smith and Mrs. Mary Owens of Spring Valley, N. Y., and Abbie McNeice of Goshen, N. Y. the daughters are as follows, Mrs. Mary the wife of Judson Elston, Alice C. Latamore and Hannah Craft of Port Jervis and Mrs. Sarah the wife of George Hartwell of Greeley, Pa., and Martha the wife of H. S. Dailey of Eldred, N. Y. The funeral was held at the house on Sunday after noon. Interment in Laurel Grove cemetary. Sad Drowning Accident. Three persons were drowned on a ?rnall mill pond near Hemlock Hol low, Wayne Co., last Saturday. Blanche Bishop, was being pushed over the ice on a small sled by Ella Alpha when the ice broke and both were thrown in the water. Emil a brother of Miss Alpha heard their outcry and went to their assistance, but he too was precipitated in the water ,and his older brother attempt ing a rescue was also submerged,. The father, Mr. Alpha then sought to aid the four unfortunate young people and in doing so he too fell in the water.but succeeded in reaching one of his sons and aiding him to escape. The three drowned are Blanche Bishop aged 14, Ella Alpha aged 15 years and a brother aged 26. The Next Senator From Pennsylvania. Two candidates are now pro minently out for this position, Hon. John Wanamaker and Hon. Boies Penrose both of Philadelphia. Governor Hastings who was men tioned has declared that he is no longer in the field. The business men throughout the State are gen erally urging Mr. Wanamaker, and Mr. Penrose has the support of Hon. M- S. Quay, who is not favor able to millionaires, and wants a peoples Senator. The strife promi ses to be warm, .but Pike will pro bably cut no figure in. East Stroudsburg Normal. The winter term of this highly flourishing institution will begin Jan. 4th next and already the signs are that there will be a large acces sion of pupils. Arrangements have been per fected also for the opening of a large Summer Chautauqua next July for the teachers of the State. This will be something novel in this section and the results to be attained of in calculable advantage to those who avail themselves of this grand op portunity. It will be placed within the financial reach of all teachers, and those who may wish to avail themsulves should write for the il lustrated announcement. The course will last for four weeks and there will be about twenty five instructors. Truly it promises to be grand affair for the cause of education. Hardware Store Enlarged. Tinsmith Klein has a large force of workmen on the addition to his store, which is fast n earing comple tion. This extension will afford a large amount of floor space which is made necessary by his growing trade ana business. Mr. Klein is an excellent workman, and keeps a good stock of builders materials and hardware. His success attests bet ter than words the merit of his goods, and workmanship. A Promiuent Womaa Killed. Mrs. Sarah Ulrich Kelley, of Wayne county, bettor known as the "Burd of Shanty Hill" met her death lost Saturday morning by being thrown from a wagon in which sho was riding. She was an eccentric character and took a great interest in politics, and wrote consi derable verse which was published in book form. The PRESS is the best ADVERTISING MEDIUM In the county. Apply for rates. NO. 6. A Real New England Supper., The Ladies of the Presbyterian Congregation of Milford will furnish at the Sawkill House Tuesday even ing December 15, a supper, consist ing of baked beans, Boston brown bread, pumpkin pie, and several side dishes. All in ' Ye trenuine New England style." There will al so be a sale of fancy articles suita ble for Christmas presents. The matrons and maidens having charge of the tables will be pleased to erect, you and furnish ample provision to satisfy your craving for substantials for the small sum of 25 cents. Sup per from 6 to 10 o'olock. PERSONAL. The many friends of Mabel Arm strong will regret to learn that her health is considerably impaired, and that for some time she has been con fined to her room. Mrs. Dr. P. F. Fulmer and familv of Dingman's Ferry, have gone to Easton for the winter, and are now at their home on North third street. W. C. Cortright. of Lackawaxen was at Milford Saturday last on business connected with probating the will of Mrs. Asher. Miss Marie Louise Gumaer is makinor her second tour wlth m Mozart Symphony Club, ok the evening or Nov. 27, they appeared in the city of Norfolk, Va. Frank Marvin, of Westfall has accepted a situation at Cincinnati. Ohio as assistant Secretary of the X. M. U. A. and left Tuesday to as sume his duties. Miss Lila Van Etten. as one of tho assistants, attended the fair riven by the Woman's Auxiliary for the Denent or the New York Eye and -ar Hospital, at Sherrys last Friday evening. Charles Stichler, of Dingman township lost a horse last Sunday. Colio was the cause. L. G. Bwezy, of Shohola was at Milford Tuesday. Coroner L. Geicrer is auite ill at his residence on Harford street. Will 8. Bennett. Esq.. of New York, with a stenographer has been engaged this week taking the evi dence of Prothonotarv J. C. West. brook in the Kilgour matter before Hon. Wm. Mitchell, Associate Judge. Sohults Not Tot Tried. Herman Paul Schultz whose wife was mysteriously shot at Shohola some time since, and as it was al leged by him, is reported to have been tried in New York for arson and sentenced to nineteen years im prisonment. This report is denied here by parties in a position to know the facts. It is said by them he has not been tried yet although the" au thorities in New York are desirous of doing so, but they will be urged to postpone trial until requisition papers can be obtained in Pennsyl vania and Schultz brought here and tried for the higher crime of mur der. Clubbing Rate, If you want any magazine or news paper the Press can offer you better terms either in a club, or by the single subscription than you can individually secure. Try it and be convinced. Hurt by a Falling Tree. William Nye, a Shawnee, Monroe county., farmer was seriously in jured by a tree, which in falling had lodged against another, and in s try ing the tree to dislodge it the tree fell across his back. Death of As Iufaut. John Dimmick Biddis the infunt son of Frank and Anna Biddis re siding at Sparrowbush, N. Y., died last Sunday after a short illness. Irate German (to stranger who has stepped on his toe) "Mine frient, I know mine feet vas meant to be walked on, hut dot brivilege belongs to me." "Susan, just look here I I can write my name in the dust on the top of this table 1" "Bo you can, mum. Now I never had no edger cation.