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Adams County News (Newspaper) - May 25, 1912, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania County NeWs VOLUME 4 GETTYSBURG PA SATURDAY MAY 25 NUMBER 27 TRAGIC DEATHS IN THE COUNTY Woman Falls into Stream Near East Berlin and is Drowned William Butt Drops Dead in Field Near Gettysburg DROPPED DEAD IN FIELD William Butt dropped dead in a field at his farm in Cumberland ship about four o'clock Monday after- noon while at work harrowing He was turning his horses about at the end of a trip when he was suddenly stricken with a form of heart trouble and dropped dead His son Charles Butt was sowing oats in the same field and he hurried to his father's side but life was when he reached him Mr Butt had been a resident of Cumberland township for about thirty years and had followed farming all his life He was aged 72 years He leaves bis wife and eight ren Isaac and Harry Butt of Holyoke Massachusetts Mrs George Stover of Cumberland township Miss Irene Butt of Lancaster Misses Ada and Laura Butt and and Joseph Butt at home He aiso leaves one brother Porter Butt of New two half brothers and two half sisters 4 H Butt of Simon Butt of Washington D C Mrs Mae Sanders of Mt Rock and Mrs Maggie of Danville Iowa Funeral at nine o'clock Thursday morning from the Catholic church Interment in the Catholic cemetery FOUND BODY IN CREEK Mrs Kate of Heading township was found drowned in the creek near East Berlin on Saturday She was about 85 years of age aud it is supposed she wandered away from home and fell into the creek and to infirmities was unable to help herself Mrs has been living with her son Charles Brown near that and she frequently wandered from home About five years ago she walked to Hanover and was taken home by a friend also frequent trips to East from he homeland the family compelled tu keep a close watch mi her all the time On Saturday morning bor son and his wife had gone to tbe York market and it was during their absence that the lady left home and came to her tragic death The grandchildren were at home but she left tbe house before they were aware of her disappearance Tbe children started in search of her and a grandson discovered her body in the dam Saturday afternoon She is survived an only son Charles Brown Funeral Tuesday morning May 21 Interfluent at meeting house ALBERT L SLAUGENHAUP After an illness with a complication of Albert L died at home in Littlestown May JS at 2 p m He aged about years Hn was employed as a tailor by tbe veteran merchant N Carver hi and he located in Littlestown many years ago where he cared on that up until ibe time his health brgan to fail Ho was married to Miss Annie Bange a daughter Simon Pange of NPW Windsor Mel who survives together with three sons Prof ard and Norman Slaugenhaup of Lancaster and Raymond Slaugenhaup a jeweler at Md The funeral was held Tuesday after- noon at bis late at 2 o'clock Rev Dr George S Butz of Redeemer's Reformed church ing Interment was made in Mt Carmel cemetery Littlestown MRS DANIEL BEITMAN Mrs Anna Barbara Beitman widow of Daniel Beitman and one of tbe oldest residents of died at 5.15 Tuesday evening at tbe borne of her daughter Mrs John Good on North Washington street aged years and 9 months Mrs Beitman was horn in East Berlin After her marriage she lived in York Springs until about twenty years ago when she came to Gettysburg Her husband died thirty five years ago She leaves two daughters Mrs Mary Wagner of and Mrs John Good of Gettysburg She also leaves a step son Jack Beitman of Kansas Funeral Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from her late con- ducted by Rev Joseph B Baker In terment in Evergreen cemetery MRS FRANK GINTLING Mrs Marie Margaret Glutting until six ago a resident of Gettysburg died Tuesday morning at 8.15 in York aged 72 years 2 months and 7 days Mrs Gintling was twice married her first husband being J Wisotzkey Her second husband was Frank Gintling She leaves three sons and four daughters E P of Gettysburg J Frank of New Harry J ling of Philadelphia Miss Katharine S Gintling of Miss nie A Gintling and Miss Elizabeth of York Mrs Charles Funk of Shippensburg Services ia York Thursday morning Interment in Gettysburg in the afternoon ALFRED T STARR Alfred T Starr the oldest and ont of the most highly esteemed residents of Littlestown died Friday eiening May 17 at the family residence in that place He reached the age of 91 7 16 days was a native of York county and moved to Littlestown many years ago He is survived by one son Wm F Starr and two daughters Charles B Barker and Miss Virignia Starr all of Littlestown Alonzo Sanders of that place is a half brother The funeral was held from his late home Monday May 20 at 2 p m where services were conducted by Rev John J Hill of St Paul's Lutheran church Interment was made in Mt Carmel Littlestown j ADAM FUNK Adam Funk only sun of the late Peter Funk who died about three months ago passed away at his dence in Littlestown Tuesday night at o'clock He was years 11 months and 20 days He is survived by an only sister Mrs Annie Rupp of York Also two nephews residing in York and a William Leppo of over The funeral was held Friday morn ing from St Aloysius chuch Rev Father officiating Interment in Catholic cemetery at edge of town CHARLES HEISER Charles Heiser died at 1 p m Tuesday May 21 in the York to which institution be was admitted as a medical patient April 3d last having been removed from Hotel Hanover He was aged about years Mr Heiser was well known a shoe manufacturer one factory he conducted in Hanover being taken over by Sheppard and Myers of the Hanover Shoe Mr Heiser a few years ago was interested in an effort to establish a shoe factory at Biglerville MISS EMMA J POWER J Power died at hri home near on Friday ing at j o'clock aired 63 years and 4 months Tbe funeral services held from nor Inte home on Monday morning with at the r Lutheran church where she had been a member for many Hev Paul Gladfelter conducted the services A brother M L Power of dian is the survivor out of a family of eight EVELYN B TRIMMER Evelyn Belle daughter of Mr and Mrs V Trimmer died at their home on West Middle street at three o'clock this morning from pneumonia aged 2 8 months and 22 days Funeral at two o'clock Monday afternoon from the house Interment in yard MRS GEORGIA FLICK Mrs Georgia Flick of Cleveland Ohio died at her home on May 16 Mrs maiden name was Miss Georgia McCreary of this place and she was the last member of that family DIRECTORS OF TURNPIKE CO The directors of the Hanover and Littlestown Turnpike Company elected the following president L D Sell vice president H P Sheppard secretary S A Geiselman treasurer J H Bittinger supervisor E B Baer GETTYSBURG GETS BIG CONVENTION I Keen Fight for Big State Convention i of Odd Fellows Results in ion for Gettysburg Coming too Gettysburg gets the 1913 state con- vention of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Gettysburg also gets tbe 1913 convention of the Daughters of Rebekah The former brings between 1100 and 1200 delegates and tbe latter about 400 Both con- will be held here the third week in May next year The vigorous measures put forth by the town's representatives at the con- vention of tbe Odd Fellows in Heading this week proved to be most effective and after a strenuous campaign in which no little opposition was met the plum was finally landed Where the Odd Fellows gj tbe Kebekahs go also PO that tbe confection lay solely over the men's organization When Robert C Miller and E E Slaybaugh arrived in Reading Monday they found that Delaware Water Gap was going to put up a fight tor the convention Early on Tuesday it de- that the eastern resort was going to run strong especially in view of the fact that tbe Philadelphia gations supported by the Grand Lodge officers were strongly contending for it and were supported by others from tbe eastern part of the state The southern anci western tions opposed the idea but had not settled on any city to advance in place of the Gap Erie Altoona and Pittsburgh we e all suggested Mr Miller saw the general trend of things and had 3000 tickets printed bearing tbe simple inscription Why not Gettysburg The idea met con ditions exactly and inside of two hours after the tickets were secured hundreds of delegates from Southern aud Western Pennsylvania could be seen wearing tbe little green boards in their hats Hundreds of booklets advertising Gettysburg bad distributed and vvith earnest solicitation the burg boom soon grew to large nous At Wednesday afternoon's E E proposed burg as tbe place of next year's meet ing and a Spring Grove minister it in a ringing speech When j rising vote was taken about four o'clock it stood Gettysburg ware Water Gap 318 Many not express their preference The Board of irade feels considerably elated over the cess of this first venture and will now redouble efforts along other lines which they have in view The question of providing a enough hall fnr nest year's meeting of Fellows will bo a ter for tbe Board of Traue and the necessity for a building of large will likely result in some definite action before next spring MANY POLICE MEMORIAL DAY Town Force to be Increased to Eight Uniformed Men Four bers of the State Constabulary Coming The Arrangements I With a force of eight local police and at least four members of the State Constabulary Gettysburg's citi zens ami visitors will be taken care of on Memorial Day Extensive plans for the policing of the town are under consideration and it is probable a more systematic method will be followed than at any time for many years the rush hours of the clay Chief of Police with three other officers will stay in Centre Square and take care of anything that occurs there Each of four other local cers will be assigned to one of the streets leading from the Square and all the cross streets intersecting Special precautions will be taken to protect the property of citizens ing the day so that no expert burglars aiay ply the r trade in town homes during the tisne of the various tions when tbe of the people will be away from their places of residence It is however suggested that all persons upon leaving their homes Memorial Day see that thing is securely fastened and means of getting houses made as difficult possible The town council has been granted a detail of four members of the State Constabulary to assist in preserving order and it is possible that this ber may be increased to six They will be at tl e tent in the ing and during the btg luncheon other times in the day they will be used where needed The eight Gettysburg police will be in full uniform and are expected to present quite an imposing ance wbeu they answer early on tbe of the thirtieth DANCE On Saturday evening May 18th a darce wiis held at home of Mr Mrs John D Kump Virginia Mills Those present wore Mr and Mrs Mr anu Mis Mr and Mrs Roy Kepner Mr ano Mis John Tillio Fannie Kump Shirley Madeline Ruth Daisy Currens Susan Kint Alice Strusbaugh ring Messrs Robert Kump Harry Baker Hoy McCleaf Ellis Baker vin Kump Mark Peppie Hoy man Charles Charles Ollie Shindledecker Maurice Naugle Isaac Allen Smith Ira Smith Metz Samuel Kump Charles baugh Allen Currens Bryant Kint Norman Kint Howard Luther Kepner Mervin Kepner James Currens John Currens John Kepner William Shindledecker Harry Kint William Kepner Daniel Day wait Harvey Daywalt Charles Leslie and Elmer Kump Music by John Kepner and William Shindledecker PEN MAR BEING IMPROVED Extensive are being made at Pen Mar park William superintendent of the park had a large force of men at work for tne past weeks giving the park a thorough cleaning up of chestnut trees that have died from the blight that is ing hundreds of trees throughout the Blue section have been removed near the dancing pavilion and along the paths of the summer resort The steps and which are used by excursionists getting off and on the trains at Pen Mar part will be replaced by new ones A concrete been put in tbe store in charge of Jason Croat at tbe are bwog strung by the the walks ys L ive teen ed off tbe bol s by the heavy rains past wirter civl have been filled the Ten Mar hotel b en brightened ip paint and lavish of whi Libby charge of tbe has torn out tbe is in tbe Cystic ing and is ng among tbe being a bile He bas also in a organ in the carousel building a baseball game a sledge hammer chine and added a number of machines to bis penny arcane Beside a snake ami aquarium Roy who has charge of a shooting gallery and souvenir place near the trolley terminal will add a large number of antiquated firearms etc W C T U ELECTION I The Gettysburg W C T U have I elected the following dent Mrs P L Houck vice dents Mrs Taylor Mrs Ludwig Mrs Gladhill and Mrs Kemmel re- cording secretary Mrs cor- responding secretary Mrs Keith treasurer Mrs Nau SMALL EXCURSION Fifty eight people hoarded the more excursion at this place morning It was run by the Junior Epworth League of the Methodist church of Hanover Among those who went from here Otto Criswell C C Tate Miss Nina G Storrick C H Klepper William E Kapp Mrs John gan Mrs E H Markley C T Lower Dr Luther Kuhlman Miss Elizabeth Cox Mr and Mrs William Mr and Mrs E M Wolf Mrs C M Wolt J B man G H Knouse Dr J A master S E Trimmer Miss Jeanne Sieber C W Stoner Esq Misses Marguerite and Estelle Frommeyer F N Frommeyer HUNT NEWMAN HAPPENINGS IN IN AND ABOUT TOWN Negro who Shot at Chief Shealer j Water Company will Increase its being Hunted in Franklin County j Capital Thinks he is Ty Cobb and Town where he is Wanted for I Gets a Time in Gettysburg Another Offense News A message from the police on Wednesday stated that extra efforts are being nut forth there to j prebend Edward Newman colored who would in all probability have killed or at least seriously injured j Chief of Police Shealer Saturday night had not bis revolver failed him twice Newman is well known in boro where he is wanted in connection with gome charge out of a fight He had been living there prev to appearance Gettysburg and just as soon as the Waynesboro police heard of hia offense here went to his former residence to search for him He was not there however Friends of Newman here and in Waynesboro are being closely watched and it is not thought he will do much work in either place before he will be apprehended Newman's wounds winch he secured in trying to get away from Officer Shealer will serve as a ready tion for police in other towns and it is hoped that his capture will not be a matter for many days wait QUARTER MILLION YOUNG TREES Forester Robert G Conklin on the Caledonia state reserve is having the busiest of busy days now Already this spring he has sent out from the Caledonia nursery about ten thousand Of these 7.000 three year white pines were used in three experi mental lots on the Caledonia anil vhite pines four years old were shipped to various state forest iser There something of a blance Tuesday at the Caledonia bills nursery tn field work in Germany as a number of sunbonneted young girls trim and clean were engaged therein They were occupied in transplanting from seedbeds to transplant beds year old seedlings These are made up of white pines Scotch pines Norway spruces and European larches Passers by along the Chambersburg and Gettysburg ike frequently stopped at points near the burg inn to this labor The stockholders of the Gettysburg Water Company on Wednesday after- noon authorized the increase of their capital stock trom to About 3200 shares were voted all in favor of the proposition Chief Shealer on Wednesday placed in the one Van Dyke who claimed himself about town as the noted Ty Cobb After twenty four hours in the on rolls and water he was released more sober than when he was put in A party of twelve from Waynesboro registered at the Eagle today The party was made tip of boro citizens interested iu the Geiser Con pany and a number of guests from Western states New instruments have been ed for the of the Citizens Band who play alto horns The organization has been having very satisfactory practices for some weeks and can be expected to give a good account of itself this Hammer Tbe meeting of Fiftieth Anniversary of tbe Wattle of Gettysburg sion with representatives from all the states will be held in Washington May 27 2b and 29 Dr J A master and J A Cox will be present from Gettysburg The Gettysburg College tennis team will play the State College team on the local courts Saturday afternoon starring at half past two o'clock Gettysburg may be expected to put up a satisfactory showing A tendency to do away with fences is shown by a number of Adams County farmers who are taking down these barriers and improving the general appearance of their PEPPER WEEDS The pepper weed which has been in this section of Adams county for three years has grown to be an evil that threatens to do much damage to crops It is growing in large ties among the clover in fields It also in the wheat and as it ripens bed of that grain it scatters its in tbe ground before it can be cut It resembles the wild carrot The Canada thistle is becoming a menace again of tbe uf hay tba year a lot of was shipped in from Canada and witb it a lot of uf All fields j from stables that fed this bay Canada thistle springing up in arid there will he great tc Some time ago the Canada thistle plenty but was prac exterminated WANT SUFFRAGE FOR WOMEN That tbe women of the United States should be granted suffrage was tbe decision of the judges in the debate I between tbe Senior ami Junior i teams at college on Tuesday evening j The Junior team argued the affirmative side of the question while the Seniors contended that the women should not be allowed to vote The winning team received a prize of and in addition the championship of the college The fortunate ones were F E Smith J and G R Heim The Senior team was ed of J G Wickey C D Fausold and C E Liebegott PLANS FOR HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT The chart for the High School com- exercises which will be held in Brua Chapel on Friday ing May 31 will be opened at ler's drug store this Saturday morning May 25 Admission to all will be 10 cents Tbe Citizens Band will again nish music and Rev 6 H Hart of Harrisburg who comes highly mended as an orator and ment speaker deliver the address Tbe graduating class consists of teen members six of whom will de- liver orations or r citations Exercises will begin promptly at 7.30 Next Surday evening the entire High School will attend vices at Sf lames Lutheran where the baccalaureate sermon will be preached by tbe pastor Hev J B Baker The public is in- to both of these exe GETTYSBURG HERO EXPELLED FROM HOME Expelled the New Jersey Home for Disabled rs Sailors ind and their W uf at land for insubordination Ira Bean bah filed application for a of in tbn Sunreme Court to review the action of the Board of Managers of the institution Bean is So years old and was at Gettysburg He and bis wife have been inmates of the institution since 1908 Bean with one ot lesses about bow much milk he should have at a meal and the waitress ed him for insubordination His dis- missal by the Board of Managers lowed Bean says that the waitress should be dismissed rather than he expelled as her conduct was insulting to an old soldier CITY HALL FOR ABBOTTSTOWN The Karl E Katz property at Ab- known as the Railroad House was sold at public salo to F K Hafer for the Abbottstown town council and will be converted into council chamber etc Tbe building is of brick two stories high and was purchased for The house and stable opposite the hotel property was sold to Wm J Olinger at Roy C Watson and Miss Daisy E McDermad of ship were Monday at the United Brethren by the Rev S R Ludwig HAS PAINFUL INJURY A 8 Mills the Baltimore Hill merchant is Buffering much pain from a badly arm the result of tbe crank on hia automobile striking him a severe blow
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