Adams County News (Newspaper) - May 25, 1912, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania County NeWs VOLUME 4 GETTYSBURG, PA., SATURDAY, MAY 25 1Q12. 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 town- 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 extirct 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 child- 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 Charlts and Joseph Butt, at home. He aiso leaves one brother, Porter Butt, of New Mexico: two half brothers and two half sisters, 4. H. Butt, of Gettysburg: Simon Butt, of Washington, D. C. Mrs. Mae Sanders, of Mt Rock; and Mrs. Maggie Saadeis, 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 Latsbaw, of Heading township, was found drowned in the creek, near East Berlin, on Saturday atternoon. 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. Lntshaw has been living with her son, Charles Brown, near that plsce, and she frequently wandered from home. About five years ago she walked to Hanover and was taken home by a friend. Hh.e also madt- 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 Mummert's meeting house. ALBERT L SLAUGENHAUP After an illness with a complication of Albert L. Slaugenbatip died at home in Littlestown, Sat- urday, May JS, at 2 p. m. He wa? aged about ?2 years. Hn was employed as a tailor by tbe veteran merchant. N J< Carver, hi H.novor, and he located in Littlestown many years ago, where he cared on that ImMne.-s up until ibe time his health brgan to fail. Ho was married to Miss Annie Bange, a daughter, 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 Hazleton: 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 residance con- ducted by Rev. Joseph B. Baker. In terment in Evergreen cemetery. MRS. FRANK GINTLING Mrs. Marie Margaret Glutting, until six yeais 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 Euianuel J. Wisotzkey Her second husband was Frank Gintling. She leaves three sons and four daughters, E. P. Wis- otzkey, of Gettysburg; J Frank Wis- otzkey, of New York: Harry J. Gint- ling. of Philadelphia; Miss Katharine S. Gintling, of Baltimore: Miss Min- nie A Gintling and Miss Elizabeth Gintliug, 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 rjonths ai.d 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, Mrs.v 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 cejietery, Littlestown j ADAM FUNK Adam Funk, only sun of the late Peter Funk, who died about three months ago, passed away at his resi- dence in Littlestown Tuesday night at U.lo o'clock. "He was agsd 5? 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 niece.Mrs William Leppo, of Han- over. The funeral was held Friday morn ing from St. Aloysius chuch, Rev. Father Lngue officiating. Interment in Catholic cemetery at edge of Littles- 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 O'BuId, Hanover. He was aged about ?ti years. Mr, Heiser was well known a shoe manufacturer, one factory he conducted in Hanover being taken over by Sheppard and Myers, maker? 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 Mifcs Kmma J. Power died at hri home near Bermuilian on Friday oven- ing at (j o'clock, aired 63 years and 4 months. Tbe funeral services held from nor Inte home on Monday morning with hiteime'n at the Lowf r [3eruiudiar> Lutheran church where she had been a member for many Hev. Paul Gladfelter conducted the services. A brother, M L. Power, of Bermu- dian is the survivor out of a family of eight. EVELYN B, TRIMMER Evelyn Belle Timiiner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwaid 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 Pfoutz's grave- yard. MRS. GEORGIA FLICK Mrs. Georgia Flick, of Cleveland, Ohio, died at her home on May 16. Mrs, Flick's 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 officers: 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 Decis- ion for Gettysburg. Rebekahs 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- ventions 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- vt'loped that the eastern resort was going to run strong, especially in view of the fact that tbe Philadelphia dele- 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 delega- 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 quii-kly 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 paste- boards in their hats Hundreds of booklets advertising Gettysburg bad bsen distributed and vvith earnest solicitation the Gettys- burg boom soon grew to large proper- nous. At Wednesday afternoon's E E Slaybangh proposed Gettys- burg as tbe place of next year's meet ing and a Spring Grove minister se- vonded it in a ringing speech When j, rising vote was taken about four o'clock it stood Gettysburg 4tiO. Dela- ware Water Gap 318 Many deleagteh not express their preference. The 1-jcal Board of irade naturalh feels considerably elated over the suc- cess of this first convention-bunting venture and will now redouble efforts along other lines which they have in view. The question of providing a large- enough convejition hall fnr nest year's meeting of O'ld Fellows will bo a mat- ter for tbe Board of Traue and the necessity for a building of large p'o- poition? will likely result in some definite action before next spring MANY POLICE MEMORIAL DAY Town Force to be Increased to Eight Uniformed Men. Four Mem- 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 tLat a more systematic method will be followed than at any time for many years the rush hours of the clay Chief of Police Snealer with three other officers will stay in Centre Square and take care of anything that occurs there. Each of four other local offi- 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 dur- ing the day so that no expert burglars aiay ply the r trade in town homes during the tisne of the various attrac- tions when tbe majoriity 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 every- 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 num- ber may be increased to six. They will be loct.Led at tl e tent in the morn- ing and during the btg luncheon. A.t 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 appear- ance wbeu they answer call1' early on tbe mornicg of the thirtieth. DANCE On Saturday evening, May 18th, a vrry enjeivable darce wiis held at tht1 home of .Mr. ar.el Mrs. John D. Kump, Virginia Mills. Those present wore. 'Mr. and Mrs. rlohn'O. Kuu-.p, Mr. anu Mis. Ligbtner. Mr. and .Mrs Roy Kepner. Mr ano Mis. John Rep- Mives Tillio Bigbaic, Knmp. Fannie Kump, Shirley. Madeline Lightncr, Ruth Ligbtner, Daisy Currens, Susan Kint, Alice Strusbaugh, Ksther Her- ring, Messrs Robert Kump, Harry Baker, Hoy McCleaf, Ellis Baker, Cal- vin Kump, Mark Peppie. Hoy Chap- man, Charles ShindleJecker, Cljde Sbindledecker, Charles Branuen, Ollie Shindledecker, Maurice Naugle, Isaac Mttz, Allen Smith, Ira Smith, Pfoutz Metz. Samuel Kump, Charles Stra'as- baugh, Allen Currens, Bryant Kint, Norman Kint, Howard Straushangb, 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 improvement-; are being made at Pen Mar park. William superintendent of the park, has- had a large force of men at work for tne past weeks giving the park a thorough cleaning up. Dozets of chestnut trees that have died from the blight that is destroy- ing hundreds of trees throughout the Blue Kidge section, have been removed f'om near the dancing pavilion and along the paths of the summer resort. The steps and platforras, which are used by excursionists getting off and on the trains at Pen Mar part, will be replaced by new ones. A concrete rfsor LILXS been put in tbe store in charge of Jason Croat, at tbe p'.''k. are bwog strung by the lectric ighf '-onipsny the walks ar..l drivew ys L ive teen level- ed off an-i tbe bol. s m: by the heavy rains the- past wirter civl f-p'ing, have been filled; the Ten Mar hotel has- b en brightened .ip v.ith paint and lavish us-e of whi awa-h. vVilliam Libby. wb-. charge of tbe has torn out tbe attrar-tio is in tbe Cystic build- ing and is iiiPtall ng among tbe nujribfr being a automo bile. He bas also p.iu in a Sl.oUu organ in the carousel building; a baseball game, a sledge hammer ma- chine, and added a number of machines to bis penny arcane. Beside a snake hou'-e ami aquarium, Roy Flurvey, 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 officers: presi- dent, Mrs. P. L. Houck; vice presi- dents, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Ludwig, Mrs. Gladhill and Mrs. Kemmel; re- cording secretary, Mrs. TwUden; cor- responding secretary, Mrs. Keith; treasurer, Mrs. Nau. SMALL EXCURSION Fifty eight people hoarded the Balti- more excursion at this place Tburs. morning. It was run by the Junior Epworth League of the Methodist church of Hanover. Among those who went from here were: Otto Criswell, C. C. Tate, Miss Nina G. Storrick, C. H. Klepper, William E. Kapp, Mrs. John Harri- gan, Mrs. E, H. Markley, C. T. Lower, Dr. Luther Kuhlman, Miss Elizabeth Cox, Mr, and Mrs. William Knndlehart, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Wolf, Mrs. C. M. Wolt, J. B. Wine- man, G H. Knouse, Dr. J. A. Sing- master, S. E. Trimmer, Miss Jeanne Sieber, C W. Stoner, Esq., Misses Marguerite and Estelle Frommeyer, F. N. Frommeyer. HUNT NEWMAN HAPPENINGS IN IN WAYNESBOROi 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 Lock- Another Offense. up-lOther News. A message from the U'ayuesboro police on Wednesday stated that extra efforts are being nut forth there to ap- 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 Waynes- boro where he is wanted in connection with gome charge growirg out of a fight. He had been living there prev ious to his> appearance ii: Gettysburg and just as soon as the Waynesboro police heard of hia offense here thev 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 identifica- 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 eedlings. Of these 7.000 three year white pines were used in three experi mental lots on the Caledonia rese-rve anil vhite pines, four years old, were shipped to various state forest iser There f-as something of a resem- 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 aViout year old seedlings These are made up of white pines, Scotch pines. Norway spruces and European larches. Passers by along the Chambersburg and Gettysburg turn] ike frequently stopped at points near the Uraeffens- burg inn to watrh this -ornewhat pic- ruresque 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 lock-up one Van Dyke who pro- claimed himself about town as the noted Ty Cobb. After twenty four hours in the lock-up 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 Waynes- boro citizens interested iu the Geiser Con pany and a number of guests from Western states. New instruments have been secur- ed for the roerabers 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 Commis- sion with representatives from all the states will be held in Washington May 27, 2b and 29. Dr. J. A. Sing- 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 propeities 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 quauti ties among the clover in fields. It also in the wheat and as it ripens bed of that grain, it scatters its seed? in tbe ground before it can be cut. It resembles the wild carrot. The Canada thistle is 'jlso becoming a menace again. 15ecause of tbe s_ar e'ty uf hay berealnnta tba year, a lot of ha} was shipped in from Canada and witb it c.irao a lot of tlip sec-It uf thfi t'uihtle. All fields fe.tii j from stables that fed this bay bavn Canada thistle springing up in thfem arid there will he great lo.-s tc fartr-crw. Some time ago the Canada thistle plenty berpahouts but was prac tic.illy 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. H.'Gross and G. R. Heim. The Senior team was compos- ed of J. G. Wickey, C. D. Fausold and C. E. Liebegott. PLANS FOR HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT The chart for the High School com- mencement exercises which will be held in Brua Chapel on Friday even- ing. May 31, will be opened at Bueb- ler's drug store this Saturday morning, May 25. Admission to all will be 10 cents. Tbe Citizens' Band will again fur- nish music and Rev 6. H. Hart, of Harrisburg who comes highly recom- mended as an orator and cimmence- ment speaker wi1! deliver the address. Tbe graduating class consists of eigh- 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 byclassps will attend ser- vices at Sf .lames Lutheran cnurch where the baccalaureate sermon will be preached by tbe pastor, Hev, J. B. Baker. The public is in- vited to both of these exe cisjs. GETTYSBURG HERO EXPELLED FROM HOME Expelled frcm the New Jersey Home for Disabled rs, Sailors ind Marir.es and their W uf. at Vine- land, for insubordination. Ira Bean bah filed application for a of cer- tiorari in tbn Sunreme Court to review the action of the Board of Managers of the institution. Bean is So years old. and was wouneled at Gettysburg. He and bis wife have been inmates of the institution since 1908. Bean quarreleet with one ot thewait- lesses about bow much milk he should, have at a meal and the waitress report- ed him for insubordination. His dis- missal by the Board of Managers fol- 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- bottstown, 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 WATSON-McDERMAD Roy C, Watson and Miss Daisy E. McDermad, botb of Menallon town- ship, were marrieel Monday at the United Brethren parsonaage by the Rev. S, R. Ludwig. HAS PAINFUL INJURY A. 8. Mills, the Baltimore Hill merchant, is Buffering much pain from a badly brnised arm, the result of tbe crank on hia automobile striking him a severe blow.