THE GETTYSBURG TIMES. Vol. XII. No. 74. Gettysburg, I'a., Saturday, December 27th, 1913. We wish you A Happy New Year Store Closes at 6 P. M. except Saturday. WAS ORDERLY TO GENERAL MEADE Captain William F. Roberts Dies at Soldiers' Home in Dayton. Report of Man being Shot is Investigated and Found Incorrect. FOUGHT BENEATH EXPRESS (ffflCES ECKERT'S STORE, "0Â° the Square" WALTER'S THEATRE TO-NIGHT THE SACRIFICE AT THE SPILLWAY( A thrilling Drama in Two The peaceful life on a picture-^;ie tempt to biinif disaster to the boat -Kalem Feature Parts) old canal is- dietmlwd by a \illianons at- ano one M'ljf-alional incident follows another. ( Kalem Feature in Two Reels) Our third reel will be: PLANTS WHICH EAT PiUhcplay The plant secretes a uij^-slive fluid tliat assimilates tbe insects. A JOURNEY THRur'GH CRIMEA Pathc-ptey Froni Souk-Sou to tbe summit of Ai-Peiri. HOW MOUNTAINS GROW Pat hep] ay Scetur GARDEN AUDITORIUM SKATING TO-NIGHT. Show starts 0:30. Admission 5 cents. PATHK WKEKLY - No o." Current ?Miit? from e\ery part of the Globe. Cuming. PAl'L GILMORK In IH-* (ireat Romantic Comedy Dram i, (CAl'T. ALVAREZ] One Night Only, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER "U" ^^ Word has been received here of the deaÂ»h in the National Soldiers' Home at Dayton, Ohio, of Captain William F. Roberts, who served as orderly to Generals Grant and George B. Meade during the Civil War. Captain Roberts was G8 years old and was formerly a business man at Pittsburgh. He served as orderly to General Meade during the Gettysburg campaign and was assigned to the same posuion with General Grant when the latter took command of the Army of the Potomas. He wab present at Appomai.tox f\f General Grant's orderly. Three horses were shot from under Captain Roberts at Petersburg, and a Bible in his pocket saved his life during the same conflict. GEORGE STOVER George Stover died at his home in freedom township on Tuesday night. A report which gained general cir- ulation stated that he had been sho-, P H O T O P L A Y BIOGKAPH ViTAGRAPH Â· KALEM DYED BUT NOT DEAD ................................ ^ r .^..Biograph Comedy Red paint is not real evidence, but it looks like murder.' WITH THE AID OF PHRENOLOGY .............. t' ........ Biograpu Come-ly The new woman bosses h / husband, bats him" over the head with the broom and he get" a large buutp, which puzzle? the phrenologist. WHEN THE WE,T WAS YOUNG .................................. Vitagraph It was full of danger-. In the midst of them no greater sacrifice was ever made tliaii Â£!;_- faithful Indian in protecting his benefactor's child. THE- ATHEIST ...................................... - . - - Â· Â· Â· Â· ; . - v: Â·Â·; The e^plo-non w b u - l i results in the return "f the Atheist s tvlief in Uoct js -- wondwful. Pricr tf t!ie npheav al, he stand- a* a mocker o'H things lioly . Tlii comet* tin- awful accident which buries his men underjtons of rock. COMING NEXT TUESDAY DEC. 30 "THE CALL" VITAGRAPH in 2 reels I }fa-iMiÂ« Mm awake or sfiei'p. His oflence-j are ever brought to inin L Wit! i EDIIH STolUA". Show Starts, 6:15. Admission 5c to all. For Your Christmas Clothes SELIGMAN, the leading tailor, wil afford you the most satisfaction. Our stock of Winter fabrics is exception ally fino in cheviots and worsteds o most taking patterns and weaves. The Quality Shop WILL M. SELIGMAN The Cash Tailor CHRISTMAS TREE 1 Nellie Crass and Ella Cook, Principals M Third Ward 'Fracas which Resulted in One Arrest. Both well known Figures. A fight beneath the profusely dec- ora'ced branches of a Christmas tree resulted Friday in the arrest of Nellie Cross and a hearing on a charge of assault and battery before Squire Harnish this morning. She is now to appear before January term of Court. Tne Cross woman has been a more or less notorious figure in Gettysburg's police circles for many months and her appearance again this morning caused no special surprise to those who follow local court records. The latest fracas ocouried Christmas Eve but the arrest was not made until Friday evening when Chief Shealer served the warrant- Ella Cook was the aggrieved party and tolc? Squire Harnish this morning at the hearing 'ihat she received scratches and other marks about her neck as the result of the rough handling given her by Nellie Cross. On the day in question two of the Cross children visited at the Cook home in the Third Ward and, it seems, mistreated the litt!" son of Ella Cook. She at once put the visiting children out of the house and, in leaving, one WERE BOTH BUSY American and United States Express Offices in Gettysburg Report Little Falling off in Business as Result of Parcel Post. KEY FAMILY IN MORE DISTRESS Granddaughter of Star Spanfled Banner Author in Destitute Circumstances. His Son Brimfht ly Paper to Battle Anniversary here. COUNTY and District Attorney Wible instruct :d Dr. Woomer, of Cashtown, county :oroner, co make an investigation. Dr. Woomer looked into the matter j o f the children fell. Whether or not it Gettysburg's express offices report that the parcel post system has hurt their business little, if any, during the past year and that their reports for the twelve months show a very satisfactory comparison with 1912. James O. G. Weaner, agent for the American Express Company said, "With the exception of November every month this year has shown at increase in business at the local office over the corresponding month of the year previous. In November there was a slight decrease. During the holiday rush we sent out more express than in the same time the year previous but the incoming express showed a decrease." Joseph T. Bailey, agent for the United States Express Company said, "In counting up the business for the year it is not fair to include our immense amount of expressage during June and July, for those two months were three times as good as any we ever had! If we leave them entirely out of the calculation our business for Tuesday AfterMM. Miss Baroitz, of New Oxford, Sanitarium. thoroughly and states that there was no evidence whatever of death having resulted from any violence. Indications pointed to apoplexy as 'the real cause. Interment was made at Flohr's hurch cemetery. MRS. MARY J. NOEL Mrs. Mary J- Noel, formerly of New Oxford, died at Mt. Hope Sanitarium, near Baltimore, at an early hour Friday- morning, f rosn a complication of diseases, aged about 69 years. She is -survived by one son, Leo P. Noel, and a brother, L H. Felix, both of Hanover. Mrs,. Noel formerly resided in New Oxford, moving to Hanover about three years ago. The remains will be taken to New Oxford-for interment. AFTER MANY YEARS Left Carlisle .Thirty Two Years Nothing Heard of Him. Ago 1 a B Â«svs^72^:^~iC^ K O D A K S 1 F I L M S C A R D S P A P E R S Everything needed by the Amateur Photographer our entire .stock is of the- stardanl E a s t m a n M a k e Direct from the factory. ALWAYS FRESH. Careful attention to the development of films. Mail and Phone Order* Given Careful Attention. H U B E R ' S D R U G S T O R E J. II. H U I 5 K K , Druggist. r"*"*'v~*vv""v-*^"^^^ \ Reduction : Sale This Is The Semi-Annual Of all unsold Winter Overcoats, Suit and Troaser Materials. Come Early to Get a B A R G A I N . : : ' : John Francis Key, a son of Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner, almost missed the Gettysburg battle anniversary celebration here last July because, through some misunderstanding, he did not secure transportation from the authorities. He is an inmate of the Confederate Soldierb' Home at Pikesville, Maryland, and was finally brought here to the big camp through iie enterprise of a Philadelphia evening newspaper which sent a special automobile for him and brought him to Gettysburg, i Now another member of the Key family is in distress. On the eve of the anniversary of the writing of the great national song by Key, Mrs. A. McDonald McBlaii, the granddaughter of the author, is in destitution in Washington. The efforts of friends to get Mr. McBlair a government position were of no avail. It is said that it will be useless to make any appeal from this ds cision or to seek any personal explanation. President Roosevelt, during his the remaining ten months of the year i administration, discovered a romance s the manner of their being ejected hat caused this mishap did not develop. At all events Nellie Cross heard jf it and prepared for revenge. Taking jff her coat and rolling up her sleeves n true fistic style, she descended upon the Cook home, caught the Cook man about the throat, put her under the Christmas tree and then retired. Mary Clay and Lizzie Hansforti were produced as witnesses against the defendant and Squire Harnish al lowed her to go upon her promise to appear at January Court. She has several children and they would be without care, it is alleged, if the mother were to be placed in jail. Ella Cook's reputation is little, if any, better than that of the Cross woman, the Valentine--Cook case having aroused the indignation of the people of the community for years. compares well with the corresponding ten months in 1912. During the holidays our outgoing expressage was equal to that of last year while the incoming showed a decrease." The decrease in both instances, it was believed, could be' ascribed as well to other causes as to the parcel post. It is claimed that the cheap rates of the parcel post have tended to make people send more small packages and that the bulk of this new mail is ii. little trinkets that were not sent by express before the cheap postal rates were in effect. The companies feel the loss of the medium sized parcels but continue to carry the large ones and also claim that people use the express rather than the parcel post because they have a feeling of greater security. FOOT CRUSHED between the present Mrs. McBlair, who was then unmarried and holding a minor government position, and A. McDonald McBlair, the sweetheart ot her youth. He promptly found McBlair a place in the Department of Justice and the faithful lovers were marriedr-- -- BARNEY Harney--Owing to the very inclement weather, on last Tuesday afternoon, our school entertainment was not attended by many to hear the very excellent program. We are pleased to say that through the efforts of some of the patrons, and upon the special request of the many friends of the school, Prof. H. L. Feeser has consented to hold the entertainment mr on New Year's day in the afternoon. at 1 o'clock sharp, in the A. O. K. of the M. C. Hall, at which time it is expected that several prominent speaker* will be present. The entertainment at the United Brethren Church on Wednesday evening was well attended. Leroy H. Null, of the United States Navy, is home for several days, spending Christmas with his parents. H* is looking the picture of health, and Ms many friends were all glad to see him. Olivia Wolf, who has been attending school in Baltimore, returned home on Tuesday evening, to spend her Christmas vacation. Fanny Huebner and Robert Null arrived on Wednesday morning. Grace Shriver is at home, and will spend some time with her parents. During President Taft's administration Mr. McBlair lost his position. After the inauguration of President Wilson prominent Democrats of Maryland brought the case to his attention. The President referred the matter to the Attorney General who Friday rendered his decision. WANT FARMERS' HELP Fight Liv- Will Use Parcel Post to ing Cost. Believed to be dead by all his relatives, William H- Hoffman, who 32 years ago left Carlisle and has no' bince been heard from, returned Thurs day and gave those who knew him i Christmas surprise. When he was 19 years old, Mi- Hoffman, following the sudden death f his mother, left Carlisle. Where hf vent it was impossible to asceiuu Ithough hib father made efforts to race him. During his absence no news f him was received and it was believ- d that he was dead. Christmas Day he went to the police ita'tion at Carlisle and made himself Â·cnown. He asked concerning his rela- ives and told something of hih life since he left. According to his tales he has been in all parts of the country. A brother, George Hoffman, and a sister- n-law, Mis. L. B. Hoffman, reside in Carlisle, Injured Man Used Fence of Crutch. Rail instead In an effort to reduce the cost of living a movement is on foot to interest farmei s in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and other nearby states in che parcel post. At a meeting of Washington Housekeepers' Alliance, to be heid in Washington January 7, plans will be formulated for getting new containers for eggs and milk and other products into the hands of farmers, who will be urged to ship direct to consumers. Members of 'the alliance say they hope to bring about business relations between housekeepers and the farmers. McSHERRYSTOWN , McSherrystown--Rev. Jerome Lawrence. son of Mr. and Mrs. Jamea Law- CLEAN UP GARDENS State,Zoologist Says that Trouble can bi Avoided. CHRISTMAS DINNER While walking along the Pennsylvania and Reading railroad, near Bowmansdale, Tuesday John Pasulip, aged 24 years, whose home is in Jersey City was struck by an engine, and one of the wheels passed over his left foot and almost severed it. He went to a farm house nearby, wheie his foot was given aid, and later with a piece of fence rail for a crutch, he managed to reach 'the Hamsburg hospital, where it was found that the foot was so badly injured that it had to be amputated. The following spent Christmas with James Roth and family of route 7, Mr. and Mrs. George, Mr. and Mrs. John Eisenhart, of Biglerville; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Roth, of route 7, and Miss Ester Menchey of Hanover. BUSINESS CHANGE Jeltysburg Supply House Street will soon Change on York Hands. The business of the Gettysburg Supply House has been sold by J. G. Slonakcr to J. Herman Brame. Mr. Slonaker has also leased the store and house on York street to Mr. Bramc who will take possession on January 3. Mr. Slonaker will move to the house on Hanover street which Mr. Bramc will vacate. Home of C, C. Moose Scone of Christmas Day Gathering. The following invited friends and relatives enjoyed a Christmas dinnei at the residence of C. C- Moose and family of Flora Dale, C. K. Moose and wife, M. E. Funt and wife, W. W. Moose and wife, D. M. Pottorff and wife, Luther Moose, Harry Pottorff, Clarence Pottorff, Jacob Moose, Charles and Ervin PottorlT, Margie Moose, Rhoda. Pottorff and son, Lee, Dorothy Moose, Paul Pottorff, Chester Pottorff, Elsie Pottorff. WANT FREE RIDES Officials of Chambcrsburg Stand Their Privileges. for ABELS--FISHER Mr. Abels, of Hanover, and Mrs. Fisher, of Kingsdalc, Married. For Your Horses, Use Dr. Hudson's Liquid Conditioner The Results will please you. BENCHOFF--ALEXANDER Mr. Bcnchoff and Miss Alexander Mar- 1 ricd on Thursday. At Trinity Reformed parsonage, Wayncsboro, Wednesday, December 24, James Harrison BenchofT, of Adams county, and Miss Blanche Alexander, of Frederick county, Md., wero married by Rev. F. F. Banner, D. D. HOT CHOCOLATE With W H I P P E D C R E A M and Wafers 5c Chicken, Beef, Tomato and Clam Bouillon 6c G E T T Y S B U R G C A N D Y K I T C H E N Amicable proceedings have been begun at Chamliersburpr by the borough against the Chambersburg Gettysburg Electric Railway Company to compel it to continue to give borough employes free transportation, in accordance with the terms of its franchise. Recently the railway companj served notice that on January 1, 1914 this section of the franchise ordinance would be abrogated and set aside. Prof. H. A. Surface, state zoologist, Harrisburg, calls attention to the importance of promptly destroying the remnants of garden plants and truck crops at this time of year, rather thai, leaving them in the gardens or field? until spring. If destroyed now, many of their pests are destroyed with them, if allowed to remain until spring many of their pests have opportunity to PS cape. The vines of potatoes, cucumbers, quash, melons, etc., should be rakea together and thrown on dry straw 01 brush and burned. This gets rid of both the insects and fungous disease.- lurking therein. The old asparagu^ plants should be cut off and burned and straw spread over the asparagu-- bed and burned thereon at once, to get rid of the asparagus beetles, anc, then the soil containing the asparagu^ roots can be well mulched with a cover or litter of any kind to protect theni during the winter. It is especially important that thi stalks of cabbage plants and the im perfect heads should be removed ano fed to swine or cows, or kept in stoz- dge in a cold place to feed to poultn, during the winter. Even the old stalk- from which heads have been cut shoulr be removed from the soil and treate- as directed above, or burned. Severa' kinds of pests are liable to be founn pon these old stubs or the leave;- lingmg thereto. The best way to tie troy them is to feed them to live tock or burn them. rence, of Irishtown, who is located' Â»t Birmingham, Alabama, spent Monday with his sister, Mrs. William LoBman, while on his way to Irishtown, where he will remain for some time. George F. Bender, who waS severely burned on the face and left hand by molten lead while doing some plumbing work al the Farmers Bank, some time ago, is improving nicely. Owing to a break in one of the water pipes to the steam heating:'plant at the parochial school building last Friday morning, the school wÂ»Â» closed and from the present outlook it will be over four weeks before the repairs can be made. Charles Stonesifer who had the ligaments of his left arm torn while assisting to butcher about two weeks ago, is improving slowly. It may be several weeks before he will be able to use the arm. The addition recently built to tho St. Paul's Lutheran church for the in fant department was used for the first time. The new part is of brick, 24x28 feet. The interior is finished in quartered oak, with hardwood floors. The furniture also is of oak. Three different sizes tf chairs have been provided for the young people of various ages. HEADS RAILROAD William P. Abels, of Hanover, and Mrs. Daisy I-. Fisher, of Kinghdale, were married in St. Matthew's Lutheran parsonage, Hanover, Wednesday evening, December 24, at 6:30 o'clock. Rev. A. M. Htilman. Mr. and Mrs. Abels have gone In lousckecpinp: in a home, near Blue Gables. Judge Motter Now Head of Em mils- bur R Railroad. WHOOPING COUGH Young Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wineman III. House The five year old son of Mr. am Mrs. J. B. Wineman, of Carlisle street has developed whooping cough and house has been MILLER--WHERLEY Dr. Barklcy Marries Miss Whcrley and I'aul E. Miller. Dr. T. .1. Barkley married at the Re formed parsonage on Tuesday, Miss Edna E. Wherley, of near Gettysburg, and Paul E. Miller, of ncnr Littlestown, At a meeting of the stockholdersjff the Emmitsburg Railroad Co'mpaWy, the following officers were e'ectA president, Judge John C. Motter; gci- eral manager and treasurer, Vincent Scbold; director*, John J. Grumlish, J O. Hagan, Judge John C. Motter, John P. Keith, John B. Brawncr and V i n cent Sebold. A dividend of two per cent was do clared and the purchase of new rolling stock and other property recently acquired was ratified. GALVANIZED buckets, were 18 and 20 cents, now 15 cents. Getty s burg Department Store.--advertise ment * PAYS DAMAGES Western Maryland Effects Compromise for Death of Man. The Western Maryland Railway ompany has compromised out ol couit for $1,000 the suit brought against it for $5,000 damages by tht administrator for the death of George K: Davis, a brakeman, who was killed at Cherry Run la.st October. Davis left a widow and two children. FOR ACCIDENT REPORT Shop Accidents Must be Reported to State Department. The Pennsylvania commissioner of labor and industry, John Price Jackson, has approved the plans of A. R. Houck, chief of the bureau of statistics of that department, for filing and tabulating accidents, that will be of interest hare^According to the lawa_odL. the state every employer is required to report accidents, which prevent * person from working two days or more, to the department of labor and industry. In order to make the information that goes to the department of effective usefulness, these are being classified as to the kind of accident such as a leg broken, an eye put out, etc.; the amount of time lost, the industry involved, the machine upon which the accident occurred, or if not a machine, the conditions causing the accident, and much other detaijed information. BENNER--HORNER Mr. Ik-nner and Miss Homer Married on Christmas Day. At the home of the Rev. Seth Russell Downic, Taneytown, Mervin II. Ben ner and Miss Effie W. Homer, both of Adams County, were married on Christmas morning by Rev. Mr. Downie. BIG RETURNS ; ~~ Pay ,$164,- Wayncsboro Corporations OW 'dories the Announcement made by twelve of Waynesboro's corporations, show that total of $364,000 was paid in dividends for the year. With the interest received from the sale of Geiser stock the amount totals almost a half million. The Frick company lead* with $105,000. _ _ JEWS PA PER I POST Toasties. One fall siM package free with every ten cent box. Ge*. tysburjr Department Store.--advertisement 1 -IWSPAPKR!
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