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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - January 13, 1927, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania GOOD EVENING The basketball epidemic is at its peak WEATHER Rain Member of The Associated Truth Public Good Our AIM Read By Nearly Everybody In Adams TWENTY-THIRD YEAR GETTYSBURG THURSDAY EVENING JANUARY 13th 1927 PRICE THREE CENTS ACTION AGAINST DELINQUENTS IN START School Board In Need of Funds Now Out- standing Now Due For 3 Years Spurred to imperative action by a letter from the Gettysburg school board upon immediate and full settlement of past due school tax duplicates William Ogden borough tax collector today was on the trail of delinquents accompanied by Of- ficer Mervin Cluck The letter received by Mr Ogden from George P Black secretary of the board made public today The school laws of the state of Pennsylvania make it mandatory upon the board of education throughout the state to require the settlement in full of all school tax duplicates ing school year for which they been issued In view of this law as well as also the fact our school finances now need all of the money available our board of education directed me to advise you that we must insist upon the of all school tax duplicates in full according to this law and any amounts not thus settled will be de- manded from you or your bondsman Outstanding Mr Ogden was called before the school board at its January meeting and informed that the board ed full and complete settlement of the tax explicates of 1924 and 1925 According to Mr Black there is approximately in school taxes outstanding here Of that amount he said approximately was part of the 1926 duplicate which need not be over to the school hoard treasurer before the first tlay in July The remainder ever approximately was as delinquent Mr Black said and under the provisions of the state law action could be taken ly to enforce Mr Ogden or his roan to nay that amount Unwilling to appear harsh and take any action against Mr Ogden or his bondsman the school board has given the collector until the February meeting of the directors to settle in full for the old duplicates 100 Are Delinquent Approximately 100 residents of according to Mr Ogden are classed as delinquent school ers and it is against this number that the collector has directed his month's attack In order to enforce payment Mr Ogden is faking Officer Cluck with him If payment of back school taxes is not made Mr Ogden may if he have delinquents ed Elaborating on that part of the letter to Mr Ogden in which he says the school finances now need all of the money Mi- Black said the district has total indebtedness of approximately Of that amount represents ing bonds and the remainder the debt on the new high school building The directors have enough money for current expenses of upkeep and teachers Mr Black assured but the board faces the issuance of bonds to meet its unpaid obligations on the new high school building The board is considering whether to sue bonds or give notes but ever is done the district's debt could be materially reduced by the tion of outstanding taxes Mr Ogden today said tax liens would be executed against persons owning property and persons not owning property would arrested and placed in jail until full ment is made ST XAVIER CHOIR GIVEN BANQUET Between 60 and 70 persons bers of the choir and tans of St Francis Xavier Catholic entertained by tho Rev Father Mark E Stock pastor of the church at an annual dinner in the cial room of the church Wednesday Each member of the choir usher and brought a guest After a chicken and waffle dinner was served by the women of the ish games were played News and Comment by THE EDITOR Whether General Meade's ure to pursue Lee and his troops across the Potomac river ing the victory at Gettysburg would have brought the Civil War to an earlier close has always and ever will be a much mooted question An entirely new and unpublished statement in this connection quoting Abraham Lincoln to his son is contained in the current issue of the American Historical copy of which has been sent to the editor of The Times by Prof Leo F Stock son of Mrs Sarah Stock Baltimore street a member of the faculty of Carnegie Institution at Washington The article in full Lincoln and Meade after burg Mr George H Thacher ident of the City Savings Bank of Albany New York sends the lowing communication conveying statements which he received from the late Robert T Lincoln and to which he believes that Mr Lincoln desired that publicity should be given although he did not precisely say so He says that Mr Lincoln gave him this in- LADDER TRUCK TO BE REPAIRED BUT NOT MOTORIZED M E Bair Takes Of- fice As New dent Committee Named For An- Dinner Dead Lie Unburied in Siege of Hankow Inasmuch as there were only two fires in Gettysburg in the last forty years necessitating the use of a hook I and ladder apparatus the Gettysburg i fire company at its January meeting Wednesday evening voted down a proposition to motorize the hook and j ladder truck purchased in but unanimously decided to repaint and remodel the machine and equip it in such a way that it may he towed j to fires in case of necessity I The cost of motorizing the i tus would have been approximately j and a committee had been I pointed to make a study of such j ment and proceed with the ing of the machine if it deemed ad- The committee reporting back to the company declared was not satisfied that a motorized hook and formation one summer day when j ladder apparatus was essential in i HOSPITAL REPORT D Mark Hartman Aspers was ad- mitted to the Hospital Mrs Joel McLaughlin and infant tanna were discharged as patients All tho latest books by popular also tho latest reprints Store The Rexall Kodak Victrola Store they were playing golf at chester Vermont that the lowing summer he asked him under similar circumstances to repeat the story to him and that he recorded its substance but did not make it public during Mr Lincoln's life because he feared it might involve him in invitations to a correspondence he would be unable to undertake After the Battle of Gettysburg heavy rains had SH ollen the mac to such an extent that the rushing waters had carried away the bridge at Williamsport This fact placed General Lee in a perilous situation for it was by this avenue that he must escape the Federal forces if he were to escape at all Meade's army a portion of which was made up of trailed veterans greatly outnumbered that of Lee Of the situation President Lincoln was early and fully aware and his sagacity led him to appreciate the golden opportunity that then pre- sented itself for speedily ing the war to a favorable con- Referring to this time crisis Mr Robert T Lincoln told me as Entering my father's room right after the Battle of Gettysburg I found him in tears with head bowed upon his arms resting on the table at which he sat Why what is the matter I asked For a brief interval he remained then raised his head and the ex- planation of his grief was coming My said he when I heard that the bridge at had been swept away I sent for General Haupt and asked him how soon he could re- place the same He replied I were uninterrupted I could build a bridge with the material there within twenty-four hours and Mr President General Lee has engineers as skillful as I am Upon hearing this I at once wrote Meade to attack without delay and if successful to destroy my letter but in case of failure to preserve it for his vindication I have just learned that at a cil of War of Meade and his it had been determined not to pursue Lee and now the op- portune chance of ending this bitter struggle is lost What I tell you Mr Lincoln impressively continued are the facts in the case Nicolay and Continued on Second Page Gettysburg As an alternative the I committee recommended that the i chine be repainted and so i as to conform in appearance the other apparatus of the department and that a tow rod be purchased so that the hook and ladder could be towed to fires by the service truck j i when needed The cost of repainting and the machine will be approximately it was stated i 31 E Bair Takes Office The company held no formal tion exercises in connection with the installation of new officers of the de- M E Bair took his place as president when it was time for the meeting to open rapped for order and The dead of the Wu Chang forces were left at the city gates during the siege of Hankow the coffins in which they were left 18 Boys to Spend mer Months at Inn Course OR JOHN TIGERT TO BE PRESENT AT CONVENTION HERE The Scouts of Troop 3 will again The national convention of the pa Phi Kappa honorary educational j fraternity will be held hero April 17 to 19 it was announced at the annual Day banquet held evening at tho Blue Parrot tea room by the local chapter act as caddies at ths golf course at According to officers of the the Inn and it is ex- chapter Dr John J Tigert LOCAL RESIDENTS CLAIM 180 ACRE TRACT Mrs Frederick Stearns Declares Husband's Father Owned Land In Heart of Washington i i In behalf of her husband Frederick Stearns Mrs Octavia Stearns Liberty street is an effort to sub- a claim to two valuable y pieces of real estate in the District of j Columbia Mrs Stearns believes that husband's father the late Charles Stearns was the owner of 180 acres of land on Meridan Hill considered most valuable real estate in ington and also 280 acres in town Mrs Stearns formerly Miss tavia Stover of with her husband a veteran of the Civil War today told of their claim to the i ington real estate Inasmuch as all papers showing that Mr Stearns i father owned the estate are lost j we expect considerable time and strenuous efforts will be needed i prove our Mrs Steams said Ask Menses To Act i The matter has been brought to the j attention of Congressman Menges the district by I man Frederick Dallinger of 1 Mrs Stearns said she first revealed her claim to an editor of the I Boston Post for which she had done writing when she and her husband lived in New Hampshire The editor 7 Philadelphia and Allegheny i advised her to turn the matter over County Voles to be Examined Congressman Dallinger who in Also Some Rural Returns turn gave all correspondence on the matter to Congressman Menges By Associated Press Charles Steams the father of Washington Jan j steams was a native of New seizure of the ballots cast in City where was an inventor proceeded in the usual manner Mr that 18 members of the troop United States Commissioner of Bair succeeds William G Weaver as I will spend three months at the cabin cation will be the principal president The in charge of the uso of today by i J I Christmas treats staged by the com- Ui r tho convention There arc 21 pany reported receipts of Miller proprietor of the inn of the in tho United with expenses of leaving a balance of The committee was discharged thanks A committee of five was chosen to ar- at the range for the department's annual I chicken dinner next month On the committee were James B Aumen M E Grouse Joseph Codori D C smith and George March announced at a meeting of the scouts Wednesday evening States and delegates from each one will be sent here Plans for the coming summer's of the olf course wore out- bu banquet l Allegheny counties in tho i He experimented with electricity and election last elevated railways in New York City when horse-drawn car lines were in their prime For two years the Stearns family resided in in addition each of the committees Charles Stearns had Ihc will take over the in 139 tor the construction the in rural districts in which W over the Potomac river S Vare successful Republican i date told the committee he had re- Liui rm j lined to the boys by John Dickson Dr w Hanson and Dr a of 4 S OI caddie master at the course He n p k ft h lo than 4 votes to the precinct stated that in addition to the On the plot of ground in ownership of which is claimed the elder Mr bricks veteran today said his father George W Boehner was elected to membership in the company and the name of Roy Vaughn was proposed for membership After the business meeting ments of bean soup sandwiches and coffee were served fitted out with bunks for the dation of the boys a cook would be employed the scouts to pay half of the expenses and Mr Miller the other half Clyde Bream scoutmaster stated that in all probability he would appoint Dickson assistant scoutmaster of the ballots registration lists return sheets tally sheets poll and mother lived in Washington from i lists and voter check lists will be the 1853 to 1855 and it was ab that time I first sten in the Senate investigation that his parents secured title to the 1 of charges of wholesale fraud in two pieces of real estate he asserted I and voting made in the tions of contests against the seating Fillmore Letter Reports that the have a j of Vare brought by William B tor purporting to have been written the candidate by former President Filmore to Mr Vare appeared personally before Stearns father regarding the real FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN WEST W Grant Meals 61 native of died suddenly at his home in Jones City Oklahoma Tuesday cording to word received by relatives here Wednesday Mr Meals a son of the late Mr Mrs William D Meals was born in Gettysburg February 22 1865 but left for the West 44 years ago He graduated from Oberlin College lin Ohio and moved farther West He was working as a telegraph op- at Jones City at the same time conducting a small farm Mr Meals is survived by his widow three sons one brother L H Meals Gettysburg and one sister Mrs Ira Bream j Funeral services and interment will take place in Jones City and have the camp conducted under scout discipline Scouts will be the i only caddies employed i Found Crushed in i committee hile Wilson was late weio denied by Mr and Mrs Plans for the observance of Neighbors i relented by R Mahaney and his Stearns Mr has a letter pre- seventeenth anniversary of the Q n I daughter Agnes Wilson Vare written by President Fillmore ing of the troop to be celebrated the I ea lo nome Mahancy a joint request to his father in which it is stated that week of February 6 to 13 were dis- j j to all officer J of Pennsylvania and the the president was returning certain cussed During the week Howard ART DIRECTOR TO ADDRESS P-T Dr C Valentine Kirby art director of the State Department of FRENCH SAILORS GO OVER FIELD tion will give an illustrated lecture on Art in the Home and day evening at the regular of Three French students in training on the ill-fated schooner which was destroyed by fire in more last week toured the field today with Colonel Scott as the sociation in the high school auditorium at o'clock Doctor Kirby delivered a lecture on the same subject at East Berlin evening and will speak at lerville this evening A H REESER DIRECTOR Arthur H Reeser York president of the furniture company was re-elected a director of the First National Bank here Tuesday instead of John D Keith Gettysburg attorney Mr Reeser has been a member oT the board almost a year Let us demonstrate nn Kent radio in your homo nearly 300 installed in burg and Adams county Naco's Music Stores Inc Better fish cleaner fish quicker City Market Colonel Scott was chosen as guide because he has a speaking of French and was able to explain the battle in the native language of the three naval students The visitors lunched at the Hotel Gettysburg BENDERSVILLE PROPERTY SOLD Mrs E C Blocher has sold her property on Railroad street ville to A B Deardorff who will take April 1 Mrs Blocher plans to move with her daughter Mrs Stallsmith near Heidlersburg By Uniontown Jan I various counties requesting them to plans presented by Mr Stearns for Stouffer give a short talk before deliver to the Senate all the ballots j supplying Washington with pure the Rotary Club on the purposes and j as was discovered at and other documents in the November water No mention is made in the aims of the scout troop and Junior residents election Hartman will deliver a talk along of the coal mining village turned out the same line at the Lions Club fco fi ht a firc -n a John Earner will also speak at Lincoln Mrs JamG School on of that week A Williams 35 Degress her son aged committee to arrange for a Scouts and dau hte fi THIRD MEMBER OF FAMILY DIES IN Mothers banquet was named Albert Bell will be chairman of the and he will be assisted by Joseph Reaser John Ridinger and Howard Edwards The date for the j banquet has not been designated Thirty-two members of the troop j were present at the meeting the largest since the i tion of the point scoring contest the com- child h h n held for a younger residents the an day after her ns d d i letter to any real estate i Mr Stearns father at one time a wealthy man lost everything he had when he became mentally unbalanced by reason of an accident in New York In alighting from a trolley 5 tripped by a chain falling heavily on his head The elder Mr heads crushed in The third had been struck on the head and was affected by smoke The murderer then fired the house i fourth birthday Mrs Anna Johnson Was Boj to succumb i af hom n as bcon lor The present Mr Stearns was a mer boy in thf Fifty-third New York Volunteer Regiment which was in the battle here although Mr Stearns did participate in the local Williams a patrol having the highest number of home at 4 a m to go to work LUC coal miner left Hcart 1S as ment He was on leave at his home points at the conclusion of the con- test at week being the guests of the other patrols at a j ner at Abbottstown Beaver patrol is in the lead with points Lion j patrol has 2458 Fox 1983 and Bear in New city at the time Mr Stearns Worked as photographer for 1491 Awards are made for personal and patrol activities and conduct of death Her sister Mrs Jane Prosser 78 died at her home in Dillsburg a week H Tipton Chambersburg ago and a week before that Mrs about 1890 to daughter Mrs Anna Wagner and Miss stover were At at the same place married here about a year before they Mrs Johnson was a native of the fco York City and after Miss Feeser 75 Chestnut Grove action Her ward to Bridgeport Connecticut HOSPITAL ROOM DEDICATED TO DR J G STOVER died at Clinton v a tho home of her niece Mrs j band died a number of years ago where stearns worked for Surviving aro two brothers John TT r years before the family moved to land this morning at 6 o'clock from er and George Newport New Hampshire where they the effects of a stroke suffered last ot Springs on a farm until this fall when 1 The body was removed to the moved back to summer Feeser was confined ito the Warner Hospital for treatment U U The Meridan Hill property to which for some time after her stroke Springs where brief services Stearns includes the In memory of hor husband the late was later taken to tho home of be hold at sixteenth Street district m 11 V HI W VI r Dr J G Stover who practiced niece where she lived until her death clock with services at are many embassy Sho was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs James Feeser and was u native of Carroll county Maryland The deceased was widely known in Fresh home dressed chickens Market City Wo have a larger assortment of better fish oysters clams City Market Hobart M Gettysburg cine in for 33 years Mrs Stover Springs avenue day announced permanent endowment of a room at the Annie M Warner Hospital The endowment is for her works of Doctor one of the known in upper Adams i Surviving her is one brother j crt Feeser of Funeral services Saturday at 1 o'clock at the home of hor niece the Chestnut Grove church the Rev homes as aa the elaborate Henry York Springs ot- gion Qf Henderson which was Interment in the cemetery to tne as a FARM WEATHER REPORT county died April 7 1923 Room G in tho men's department of the hospital has been the one as the Stover memorial fruit sundaes nt our tain People's The dak Store Eastern in south and central portions and rain or snow in extreme north portions tonight Friday rising temperature v u -11 tho winter months you will home for the Vice President It is the most exclusive district in ington and land values are very She believes Charles Stearns lefts in trust whatever properties ho owned for his three children of which hor husband is one But she has no dence at present to prove the trust Congressman has not yet Fresh fish clams and oysters at Store hearts City Market plants fish oysters and itt City Rev E R Hamm pastor of tho So Mary's Reformed church Silver Maryland officiating Interment in you Mt cemetery havo of time to rend all the news of communicated with the county every day Subscribe now for to information about the clairn he Times Only 40 edits a month one dial six and oysters it Kent radio priee without Store batteries nnd Exclusive for county Tender celery hearts Market Naco's Music Inc Harris Store Saturday Read threa for Farm suitable for IT Company
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