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Adams County News (Newspaper) - July 27, 1912, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania sldams County NeWs VOLUME 4 GETTYSBURG, PA., SATURDAY, JULY 2J IQI2. NUMBER 36 PRETTY CEREMONY AT CAMPJPENING Flag now Flies at Division Head- P WoiMchnti tfUUIhWIO. Slut iin o? Accident on way here is in Hospital. Camp Edwin S. Stuart 01 inally Mot, morning wtieii the flag raised at division headquarters to th'.- insuring "Star Spangled played by the Fourteenth regiment, band. I While the First Brigade was opening its camp less formally tbe Fourteenth regiment marched to General Dougherty's headquarters and with i Company B, Engineers, formed a hoi- i low square in front of division head- i quarters and about the flag pole. The field music sounded "To the and the popular band followed imme- diately with the national anthem while Color Sergeant Arnold and acted as an escort to camp. There the Ninth Regiment hand was stationed in front of headquarters and played "Hail to the Chief" as the party j approached. Governor Tener will re- main iu camp all week. With him were .Mr.--. IVner and her Mrs. W. UoberK of ILiverlnll, Mass. Mrs Tener ami Mrs. Roberts will tpenU put lions ut the weeK iiere iiaaKmg frequent tripi between Harrisburg and Gettysburg. j There is practically no sickness in ctunp hut several accidents of a more d f.T- 'or sei-H'us nature have occuried. Brigadier General Price, of the First Srigade, his ankl" in ui-moumitig from his Tuesday iiftern'jon A member ot Tr ear as usual His first appearance was ar the anthracite coul strike in Ocruher when bs came into camp in a sad condition and taken iu chaise anr] fpd and clothtd He in uow 24 years old and this "beat his way" fiom Texas to Philadelphia in Lime to cuine up with the troopers. Marshall Earle Reid, the Philadel- phia aviator, is in camp uut does not have hi-; machine here. He is a mem- ber ot the Second City Troop Genera! C. M. Clemer.t. of the Third the ground occupied by jip commibd iu such nad shape that le deter mined to get gum bouts fur niniself and hi? two sons He wived to Mrs. Clement "Send me all the gum bouts in town." The general's friend.1- in Sunbury beanl nf the request the idea that his entire camp was under On Tuesday the three in Horace L. Haldaman, chiei charge of the distribn tion of all supplies in camp which in- clude twenty two tons of beef, twenty live tons of potatoes, twenty six hri'ad, five and one half tons of -T.gar, rhe tons of over three tous of two and a quarter tons coffee, 2880 dozen eggs, 1780 pounds of butter, pounds of flour, over three and a halt tons of onions and 4710 cans of tomatoes. After five hours' heavy rainfall Camp Edwin S Stuart on Wednesday evening was in miserable shape, gome of the regiments having their company streets almost impassible with mud six inches deep. "Ihe canvas was thorough- ly soaked and many of the soldiers who were out on inspections or per- forming other duties had their clotb- Ra'iTroad tracks "to ths Readiug'station j drenched, and no means of getting in the nope of regaining tbe train be j "ry- got his- foot caught in a "frog" and j During the? heaviest part of the rain fell heavily, his head striking a rail. Governor Tener, without any shelter He was unconscious when picked up j whatever, was, out on inspections iu by some of thfl soldiers who put him the Third Brigade and watched with on tbe train and brought him on to much interest the establishment of a Gettysburg where be is being tenderly j temporary camp.The Twelfth and Tbir cared for. tcenth regiments were inspected but the There is not a little talk on the part j Ninth regiment and Third Briagde of the guardsmen on account of what j headquarters were allowed to go over they term nine days' duty for eight j I37ltil hetter weather. The cavalry duyV pay. The various commands are also inspected on Wednesday, ordered to open their camp at7.no on The four troops of Philadelpbians a certain morning. This practically were out for four hours aad a half in requires them to come the day previous. i the rain and after beirg inspected in For this day they get no pay and are al muster were taken out on a maneuver lowed no rations with the result that i which included advance guard duty, the men must either take some of the looking into all sorts of out of the way rations for their second day in camp J places fur imaginary enemies. They and apply on the first day's meals or established a camp and prepared to purchase their own food for the cook a field meal but tbe rainfall first few meals in camp. The fact so heavy that it was impossible to that tbe state allows no pay or rations kindle a fire, and they had to be satis- for tbe advance details is also a sub- i rled with sandwiches made of cheese ject which arouses the indignation of and hardtack. the guardsmen, Interesting experiments were con- The daily routine of camp life does j ducted by the Signal Corps who put not contain much of interest to the i up temporary telephone connection he- casual visitor. There are wearisome i tween imaginary cavalry outposts and inspections, maneuvers which mean an imaginary artillery force. As these nothing to tbose not acquainted with i two imaginary forces were moved from military tactics and other activities j one place to another the Signal Corps which are tiresome both to soldiers 'continued moving the telephone lines, and citizens. On the other hand a j setting up largo pikes as poles. The pretty ceremony often relieves this; were very successful and monotony. One of these occurred on showed that in time of actual war they Tuesday afternoon upon the arrival of 'could keep tbe main army well in Juuge Gillau, of Franklin County, on Tue-day refused a divorce in thr- cii'-e ot Kolla Fii-kt-nhinder.U'iijkpn- hinder applied ror a divorce in thai county some months ago upon the ground of desertion. Mrs. Finken- hinder resides in Harrisbnrg. In his petition for a divorce Finkrn hinder alleged that Mrs. Finkenbinder had desetted him. This part failed to develop. At the hearing on June 12, it was brought out on February last Fink- enbinder had wed Miss Jennie Thomas, of near Some time after the second Mrs. Finkinhinder No. 1 lea-md Lis attorney that the lircrte would lie granteu on a date prior to that on which he married Ihomaa Be took it '.or granted that this ha'l been done and his second marriage followed. All the testimony bad been taken in the divorce case, it is it was practically ed when 31rs. Finkenbinder, who had not appeared at arv of the hearings mane a request to offer testimony and this held up the granting of the decree whijh would h-jve made Finkeubinder free to mairy again. He claiins be knew nothing of the djlay until after bis second marriage. foUi'wing were invited to meet afternoon at the Presbyterian for the purpose of considering definite plans for the employment of a civic nuri-t: for the town. Mrs. W. A Mrs. William A. Martin, Mr-. D P. McPherson, Mrs. Luther Kuhlman, Mrs .1. B. Baker, Mrs Andrew Potts-. Mis. J. Harry Holtx- wurth, Mrs, Charles S. Duncan, Hoy Miller, Mrs. II. M. Hartman Mis. F. E Taylor and Miss Emma Ho war 1. Methods of providing for "he finan- ces to support a nurse were discussed iind the one receiving the most general approval imposed upon the committee tbe tail: of securing fifty persons would be responsible for each Sbpaler j toward the support of the project, the After a j ijejnor for each of these fifty to idea being for contrinute 00 other persons to and to secure do the same. Anv metbDdJjot raising the would be acceptable, the S-r, plan being merely a suggestion. It is tbf> intention to engage a nurse by the to serve tbe entire com- munity in keeping with plans to he perfected later. Lodging for the nurse will be provided which will be her headquarters. Ibe matter of a civic nurse has met with popular approval. It will mean much more to the town than can now he realized, other communities being delighted with the plan once it was put in operation. meeting of the fifty will be held next Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock in the Sunday School room of the Col- lege Lutneran church. we vvuuld not know anything about. It three last month that we l'jft Pennsylvania aud the little fiiper j has followed us into several states and cities through the Middle West and i into the Golden State of Caifornia, I uhere I hope tu see it come tur many 1 years more. "My wife and 1 are enjoyirg the pleasant climate of this beautiful i country which is called the State of I ?unshino and Flowers which is an ap- prupriate name fur it. for the beautiful flowers grow here the year 'round that anyone would wi'-b to see. are having some very warm weather this month owing to the severe storms on the desert u'io as long as they continue it will be very warm In the last ten days tbe thermometer has reached 104 mark during the day and at night as low as so you see that you can get a night's sleep. It is always cool at night no matter how hot it s during the day. "Business in several lines is badly crippled up this year owing to the bad freeze last December when over the half of the orange crop frozen and SUNDAY SCHOOL BASE BALL NEWS Postponement of Seven Games will Give Reformed Team that Manv Contests at Close ot the Season. Must Start earlier. account of the small amount there of rain during the rainy season, was a shortage of grain and tbv5 orange and grain crops are short business is dull. "We have plenty of water for ir rigation and we must depend on the water if we -want any fruit or vege- tables. There have been many large orange groves in my neighborhood taken out and are either 'subdivided sold in building lots or planted in English walnuts or other deciduous fruits. I guess I will by saying that these few lines leave us both en ioying the best of health HANOVER POSTOFFICE BIDS ARE TOO HIGH Ten bids for the erection of a med- orn pest office at Ha-iover. were received by the United States treasurj depart- ment and opened in the office of the supervising Tbe estimates ue above tbe expectations of tbe de partment om'cials and it is more than likely that Congressman Lafeau will have to ask the next congress to vot( an additional sum of money for the proposed improvements to be made. An appropriation ot was made for the purchase of a site and tbe erection of a building to moieade quately meet the growing needs of the "thriving Pennsylvania town The property acquired by the government cost leaving 000 for the structure planned to be placed thereon, The bids received by the department were for the building tu be finished or the exterior in Indiana limestone or ?and stone. It is the purpose of the York congressman to endeavor to have the exterior of the structure built of Pennsylvania white marble tbe "HS the buildings in course of erection at York and Gettysburg. HAMOVER PLANT DESTROYED! THIRD TIME IN THREE YEARS For the third time in a period of as many years, tbe Union Broom works in Hanover, was burned out on Wednes- day morning All of tbe machinery on the first Hoor was damaged beyond repair, and about 1UO dozens of brooms were des- troyed. The second floor was packed with broom corn, which is also a total ioss, being ruined by fire, water and smoke The. total loss is estimated at over halt cf which i.- covered by insurance. The broom works were rushed "itb orders and they had a Surge shipment to complete week, the firm was also makins preparations to increase capacity, having recent- ly added another salesman to cover the -tate of North The fire was of incendiary origin is were tbe two previous ones, and this third fire only adds to 'be mystery of tbe othur two. The perpetrator of the deed, frum discoveries made, must have kindled a under the floor, in tbe rear of the building, which burned through tbe flooring ant] sooa com- municated to the ury material on tbe i aside. The interior was a mass of flames when the fiiemen arrived, hut thev soon had it under control. Not, however, before the structure was MT DUUUni Ml. CTflPF DIUKC CATCH 20 POUND TURTLE A turtle, weighing 20 1-4 pounds, of the snapper variety, and tbe biggest] ever known 10 have been landed from j Kiley Sneeringer, residing on the old any waters in the Cumberland Valley, j Lilly farm at Lilly's mill site, baa was caught in the Conodcguinet Creek purchased the general store of Henry near Bertheisel's dam, east of Carlisle, jStrine. at Mt. Rock on private terms. by Andy Armstrong. John King and Tbe Centennial post office is also con- Jacob Walters, of Carlisle. The big j ducted by Mr. Strine in connection turtle was exhibited in Carlisle and i with tbe store. Mr. titrine has accepted Governor Tener. The First Squadron cavalry had pro- ceeded to the Alms House on the Har- rishurg Road where they awaited the coming of the executive. His auto- touch with its cavalry scouts. A peculiar occurrence took placa during the inspection of the Twelfth regiment. The command was engaged mobile arrived soon after twelve Jin a maneuver and blank cartridges o'clock and tbe four troops of cavalry were being used. In tho midst of the attracted wide interest. It will converted into soup in a few days. be the position of traveling salesman for Sunday School League fans ara much iiitei't-i-ted in the complications which have been caused by tbe postpone- ment of the games scheduled for this week and the developments which will result may home radical changes most I be mude As originally arranged The schedule would have carried the season to Au- gust 12 There will be seven postponed games to play off at tbe end of the sea- SOD. running it to August 21 ever, if all the other games are played on time, which can scarcely be expected The evenings are growing shorter and, if five inning games are to be played, it will be necessary to start ail future .ontests to six o'cKck instead of at half past viz as during tbe past few weeks. But a more serious con.plication arises Of the seven postponed games the Reformed team was scheduled to four. Next week this team does not have one game scheduled while, uf the last sis regular play in three In other words tbe Reformed team wil) have games to play at the very close of tbe season and will have no other games before. This will keep tbe result constantly in doubt for the Reformeds are recog- nized as one of the strongest contenders for the pendant. FOUND DEAD ON RAILROAD A Gettysburg and Harrisburg sec- tion hand found the dead body of a young nergo man lying alongside the subway at Carlisle Junction, between Carlisle and Holly, on Tuesday morn- ing. Tbe Cumberland county coroner was notified and investigated- Tbe man was evidently enroute to the N. G. P. encampment at Gettys- burg, and in attempting to .iumn a west bound freight tram lost his hold and fell to the tracks. His skull was fractured, his leg broken and his face was cut. There was nothing in his clothing that would identify him. he had no money and the only thing in hie clotting was a writing tablet and some envelopes evidently purchased in Martinsburg. He was a mulatto, about five feet seven inches face and about 22 years of age. He wore a light blown hat, no vest blue trousers with red stripe, light coat, black shirt, gray underwear, button shoes and tan hose Coroner Preston turned the body over to L'ndertaker Bliss of Mount Holly.and unless it is claimed, it will in all probability be buried in the pot- ter's field at the Cumberland county alms house. FAKE SUICIDE AT HIGHFIELD William McCiais, aged about 40, a carpenter in tbe employ of Contractor D C. Flohr, caused no little excite- ment at Highfiold Monday morning about 10.80 when be fired a load from his double barrel shotgun into the ceiling of the kitchen of bis home and threatened to do bodily harm to his mother-in law, Mrs. Amy AlcCauley, bis 10 year old son. himself. Mrs. McCauley tooK little Bruce with her into an upstairs room while McOlain made a feint at suicide. He put tbe barrel ot tbe gun to bis breast and tried to pull the trigger with bis foot Tbe unexpected didn't happeis and McClain is very remorseful instead of dead. McClain has three little children, two daughters, Leah, aged 12; Nona, aged 7, and Bruce For some reason, with bis mind muddled by drink. J.le- Clain took offense, at the boy and his grandm other. While tbe excitement was at its highest, Isaac Grumbine, a clerk in P. C. Fos's store, broke in the kitchen door, pacified McClniu and took the gun away from him CURS ON FLIRTATION BY GENERAL DELIVERY Approving individual action taken by postmasters of many large cities, Postmaster General Hitchcock has is- sued a general order which has the WILL SPEAK AT REUNION "William T. Ellis, of Philadelphia, will be a this at tbe Pres- byterian Pen iar on Thurs- day, Augu-t 1. is tlv only news paper man wbo has ever secured an i by the postotrice department interview with the almost inaccessible Dalai Lama, king and pope of Thibet, besides being the spiritual bead of one sect of Buddhists, these regarding him as the actual reincarnation of Buddha. Mr. Ellis returned in tbe latter part Under the postal regulations, post- of last year from a protracted sojourn i masters may require all persons to fur- in Asia. on flirtations and clandestine corres- pondence. Many complaints have been received that ser- vice at general delivery windows was being improperly used by minors, particrilaily young girls, and by resi- j dents ordinarily served by mail car- riers. i the Shirk Hardware Co., Hanover. NEW SERIAL The News starts today the publica- tion of a new serial story "Keziab a story of Yankee pathos, humor and love. Those of our re COUNTY CONVENTION The annual county convention of tbe Patriotic Order Sons of America will be held in East Berlin on Saturday, i Augnst 3> in Refl Men's Hall. All wbo have enjoyed our other serials will find this one equally delightful reading. the camps in the county are supposed to be represented. Prominent speakers will be present to deilver addresses and firing Lieutenant Smith, Company H, the Tnomasville Band music for the parade. will furnish suddenly placed his hand over his heart and fell backward, his clothing cover- ed with blood. It was thought at first that he had been struck by a bullet which somehow had in with i nosday evening, the Rev. Q. Raymond tbe blanks but closer investigation j Haaf, who graduated from the Semi- showed that be was suffering from a 1 nary in June, was ordained to tbe MISSIONARY ORDAINED At a special meeting of tbe Eastern Penna. in Harrisburg Wed- It was under the shadow cf the high est mountain in tho world, in the Himalayas, that Mr Ellis met tbe Grand Lama and leirned some arr.az- nish in writing their names and ad- and stotflinents of their reasons for preferring to receive their mail at the general delivery. In addition, minors may be required to furnish the ing facts about that potentate's interest j names cf their parents, in order that in America. AGAINST MIDDLETOWN AUTO TRAP An enterprising justice of tbe peace they may be notified and have an op- portunity to control the delivery of! mail to their children. named Redfong. devised a way of fleecing unwary motorists through that borough. His plan is to station in Middletown, has getting his fees by very severe case of nose bleed. Ho was taken to a camp hospital and is recovering nicely. ministry and will leave in September minions at unfrequented cross streets to take the numbers of cars whose horns are not blown. A short time after tho owner receives notice from him to settle for tbe costs which have been anywhere from to 00, The Harrisburg Motor Club has GROUND HOG ROAST Messrs. Jonn Graul and A. A. Smith, of Mt. Rock, recently in one time 8ucceeded in shooting ejght hogR Qn the one of bis i fariu adjoining the town. Tbe largest who pass for the mission fields in India, to be flanked the town witb huge signa call supported fay the Memorial church. ing attention to the trap. vt tbe bogs weighed 14 1-2 pounds and the smallest 4 12 pounds. Aground "hog" Teast was held at tbe home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jacoby one even- ing when several of tbe bogs were stuffed with onions and roasted, mak- ing a very palatable meal, which wan greatly enjoyed by the large number cf participants. IV
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