Clipped From Reading Times
'DEATH CLAIMS PROMINENT MAN Former County Commissioner Nicholas Kutz Passes Away Nicholas J. Kutz, prominent In many business enterprises and a former former county commissioner, . died at o'clock. Saturday morning in his 60th year, at his home In Fleetwood. His death was the result of a stroke of apoplexy, which he suffered two weeks ago, since which time he had loet the ue' of his speech. ' In the death of Mr, Kutz, Fleetwood Fleetwood will lose one of Its most useful jiiftn. Throughout the period of the war he was very active in every form patriotic activity. He 'was one of the leading men of the Lutheran church, and was a trustee of the St. , Paul's Union chapel. . . Up to - the time of his deith he - was the purchasing purchasing agent of the Fleetwood Metal Body Co. " . . Held Civic Positions, Among the positions which ho oc - cupied'were: Secretary of the Fleet wood Building & Loan Association, director Board of Trade, director and secretary of the Fleetwood First Na tional Bank. He was a member Qf St Paul's Lutheran Church, Fleetwood Camp 108, P. O. S. of A., Nest of Orioles No. 25, Castle 374, Knights of the Golden Eagle, Willow Valley Lodge. Knights of Pythias." He was a S2d degree Mason, and was active In every functio nof the Masonic order. He Is survived by one daughter, Florence; a brother, Ira, J of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. Wilson Althouse, Mrs. Wellington Hoffman and Mrs. Annie Selbert, all of Nor - ristown. x ' Born in Kutrtown. Mr. Butz was the son of Benneville and Sarah, and was born In the borough borough of Kutztown, Nov. 18, 1860. Ho received his early education in the district school, and later attended the Important Announcement Final Week at Grand Followins the farewell program irmngcd for Wednesday afternoon and nlpht, the Grand Theatre will close its doom and make way for the rebuilding of the new Capitol Theatre now under way, on thla same site, and which will open Its doon to the amusement lovers of Reading In the early fall. With the pausing of the Grand, the management begs to aclmowledge with sincere sincere thanks the loyal patronage aocorded this theatre during ita period devoted to the silent drama. When the new Capttot opens Its doors to the public, every effort will be made to give the amusement - loving public tho highest standard photoplay programs available In the motion picture Industry. G R A ND Continuous Showing Today (One Day Only) First - Run Republic Plo. tur Presents E D I T H D AY (The Fascinating Star of "Irene") In a Plcturlzatlon of Stuart Sin. ( Sinclair's Famous Humanity Play Children N6t Wanted" (Seven Touching Parts) i "Leave my hoose," they demanded of mother and child. Why woman's woman's life Is at stake. Why girls make mistakes In fife. Why man's passion brings mlstry In life. Question Who Is the fault, man or wo. man7 Two - Recl Big V. Comedy, "FISTS AND FODDER" TUESDAY The Irresistible Stage Comedienne v FLORENCE NASH The Original Aggie Lynch In "Within the Law") In a Romantic Pletur. Ization "SPRINGTIME" Adapted from the Story of Love and Youth by Booth Tarklngton RUTH ROLAND In the 14th Chapter "THE ADVENTURES OF RUTH" WEDNESDAY (Farewell Program) Robertson Cole Pictures Presents BESSIE BARRISCALE Supported by FORREST STANLEY and HARRY MEYERS In a Stirring Society Drama ' "THE NOTORIOUS MRS. SANDS SEVEN PARTS FRANCIS FuRD " In the 15th Chapter (THE 13TH CARD) The Mystery of 13" JSvJTSSI J? 1 . ! " II V - 4 Nicholas J. Kutz t Kutztown State Normal School, graduating therefrom in 1879. Ha taught school in Maxatawny township for two terms, and in the fall of 882 accepted the position grammar school teacher at Egypt, Lehigh county. . . After the completion of his first term he was unanimously elected to servo another, but was offered a more lucrative position with the Philadelphia & Reading railroad, la Philadelphia Worked in Post Office. During President Cleveland's adV mlnistrattoa he was appointed a reg istry clerk in the Philadelphia post office, and after the administration was once more ! the hands or the other political power he was again sriven his position in" the railroad company's freight office, where he continued eight years. In the spring of 894 Mr. Kutz and N S. Schaeffer, of Fleetwood, form ed a partnership and commenced business under the firm name of N. S. Schaeffer & Co. They dealt in general merchandise, and occupied the entire building at the corner of Main and Richmond streets, Fleetwood, Fleetwood, the firm enjoying the largest trade of that thriving town. "Took in a Partner. In 1902 they admitted another partner partner in the person of George J. Schle gel, opening at this time in addition to the general store a hardware store, on the northwest corner o Main and Richmond streets, this stand being formerly known las Kelchner's. Mr. Schlegel had entire charge of this branch of the business. Mr. Kutz was Interested In other enterprises, being associated with his brother - in - law, W. D. Althouse, in coal mining In Somerset county, and Preston county, West Virginia, ginia. Politically, Mr. Kutz was an Influential Influential rJemocrat, and a well - known factor In local politics. He was a member of the Fleetwood council for six years, serving during that time as secretary of that body. He resided resided in a comfortable brick residence on Main street Fleetwood. On Oct 29. 1891, Mr. Kutz was married to Clara S. Kline, daughte. of Israel and - Amelia (Schaeffer) Kline. . V : . ' ' :; Mrs, James Hawkins. Blanche J wife of James Hawkins, aged 60 years, died Friday evening at 7, at her home in Blandon. Death was due to a complication of dis eases. She was a member of, the Hill Lutheran church, of Blandon. There survive two daughters, Sarah G. and Florence M., a stepsbn, Raymond T. Kline, a step - sister, and three etep brothers. , ' v Adam Wertman. After returnin from work on Sat urday, Adam S. Wertman, aged '74, died of a stroke at 11 a. m.i be fore the doctor could come to his assistance. He had not been afflict ed by Illness for the most of his life and on leaving for work Friday eve ning gave no evidence of ill health. On returning to his home, 835 North 11th street, next morning, be com plained of weakness and died a short time later at his home. He was born in Berks county and was the son of Jesse and Polly (nee Strauss) Wertman. He lived most of his life at Hammon, but came to this city in April to live with his son, William F. Wertman, of 836 North 11th street. Since his remov - inff to Reading he had been em ployed as a night watchman at the American Express Co. He was a member of Zlon's Luther an Church, of Strausstown, and the Odd Fellows, of Strausstown. He Is survived by his widow, Cath erine (nee Felck), one son, William F., five grandchildren and three great - grandchildren. Joseph n left sr. Joseph W. Hiefter, 27 years old, of Pottstown. died Friday at the Never - slnk Mountain Sanatorium. He was a former member of Go. A when It was in service on the Mexican border. He Is a member of St Aloyslus Catholic church, of Pottstown. He Is survived by his widow, Mary (nee Short). Undertaker James Mc - Monigle, of Pottstown, removed the body to Pottstown. f Lewis Stitzer. Lewis Stitzer, aged 64 years, for several years a resident of Reading died at his home in Ashland, following following a lingering illness. A severe rupture that he sustained recently contributing to his death. Mr. Stitzer was a resident of Read ing for three years, during which he was employed by the city water department. department. For many vears he was an active member of Bethany U. E. church and was a member of the Independent Order, of Americans. :' He leaves his widow and the fol lowing sons and daughters: Bert and Mrs. John Hontz, Aristes; Francis D., Reading; Mrs. Arthur Gahrcs, Mt CarmeiwHarry, Mrs. Harry Bivins, and John. Ashland. One brother, William H., Egg Harbor, N. J., and! two sisters, Mrs. William Korn and "