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THE GETTYSBURG TIMES. Vol. XII. No. 76. Gettysburg, Pa., Tuesday, December 30th, 1913. Trice Two Ccatc. We wish you A Happy New Year Store Closes at 6 P. M. except Saturday. ECKERT'S STORE, "On the Square" FAREWELL NIGHT OF OLD COUNCIL Borough Council Closes up its Business for the Past Year, Votes 6»fts to Two Police and Secretary and Transacts Other Business. WALTER'S THEATRE MASONS ENJOY ANNUAL BANQUET St. John's Night Observed by Local Masons. On* Hundred Present at Banquet in Hotel Gettysburg. Addresses Made. To-nisht - THIXGS JAPANESE ..... Mehes Japanese, young and old, at play anl at work, in the great city of Kyoto. DAMASCUS AND THE RUINS OF BAALBEK Edison Travel ME TOOTS'TOOTH · - Edison Comedy A toothache of more than the ordinary kind; one that makes you take lio'ld of the rungs of your chair, double up your toes and suddenly start Boing like a merry-go-round, such as "Mr. Toots' To3th''. , BABY" INDISPOSED .' Biograph Farce Comedy ! THELADY IN BLACK · '- Burteaone Comedy Show starts 6:30. Admission 5 cents. COMING-- Mr. PAUL GILMORE HIMSELF IN CAPTAIN ALVAREZ. Featnriujr Mis, Mabel Scott. Farewell night for the retiring town council was held Monday evening when the eight councilmen who have conducted the business of the borough for 'the past two years met for their final session. In addition to closing up all unfinished business, and paying the remaining bills, they voted $25 gifts to each of the police officers and to the council secretary in appreciation of extraordinary services rendered during the busy time of last summer. Brief speeches were made by most of the council after the business matters were disposed of. Mr. Butt stated that he believed every member had performed his duties as councilman ALL READY FOR THE BIG SHOW Fancy Birds by the Hundreds Brought to Biglerville for the Openmi of the Big Poultry Show. Buildings are All in Readiness. a number of number serve-J COONTY PEOPLE TAKEN BY DEATH Miss Bream Died at her Home in Bendersvtlle. Mrs. Wherley Died at White Hall. Times for the Funerals. HERS FROM COUNTY TOWNS P H O T O P L A Y O "\rrVG to the late arrival of the reels today we are unable to announce the subjects definitely bst we expect the following. TWO REEL VITAGBA.PII ''THE CALL" Arouaed by the discovery of his wife's unworthiness and Ms friends duplicity., a man seeks to be revenged. In the accomphsbmeht of his desire he uses a ven- triloquial call that has formerly been uesl by his friend when calhnj? at his houaLjaieJtriencLwho bclievea him to be dead, » temfled and falls a ready " victim when the time comeapor the final act of vengeance, xhe revenge recoils upon its perpetrator who dies from a revolver bullet, accidently fired in the scuffle. fearlessly and with 'the best interests of the town at heart. He expressed re;ret that five of the present members jo out of office. Mr. Codori said he lad enjoyed being a councilman despite the unpleasantness of some situations. Mr. Keith said his only regret was that all the present council did not go out of office with the coming of the new year, and asked for the goou wishes and sympathy of those who were "fortunate enough to complete their terms". He said he believed that never in the history of the town had a council "faced more work, attended to more details or smoothed over more rough edges." was well satis- The third re -1 o' put to be: THE CONST V BLK'S D \UGIITER T-HE . CtRESS AND llrll JKU'hLS Bhow starts 6.30 T.ubin Comerly Lobin Admission 5c to all. i 20 fy? ^^^^fA^-^ :^ PER CENT. REDUCTION | O N A L L W O O L E N S | Hotel Gettysburg was the scene of the annual Masonic banquet, Monday evening, held in honor of St. John's day. The largest gathering for many years assembled at the lodge rooms and after the customary meeting adjourned to the hotel where the crowd was augmented by guests until 'the total reached one hundred. An elaborate menu had been prepared and the management were the recipients of expressions of general satisfaction for the prompt service After the dinner, Toastmaster William T. Ziegler called upon a number of speakers. The retiring Grand Mas- cer J. Harry Holtzworth delivered an apt and interesting account of "Good Samaritan Lodge". Rev. A. E. Wagner received much applause for his talk on "Free Masonry and Good Citizenship." Rev. T. C. Hesson, of Arendtsville, had for his subject "Our Youngest Brother" and Robert Caldwell spoke on the "Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania." J. K. P. Scott, who has been spending the pas't several years in Gettysburg writing a history of the battle, held the attention of his audience while he .told of "Free Masonry South of the Mason and Dixon Line". The entertainment was concluded shortly after eleven o'clock with the usual Auld Lang Syne. Biglerville was the busiest place in 'che county to-day for the exhibitors at the big poultry, apple, corn, potato and automobile show, to open there on Wednesday, came in by the scores with their exhibits and it required a force of energetic men to to get every- keep everything arranged and body happy. At the head of the arrangements was Oscar C. Rice, secretary of the association, who has had in charge the active work of preparation. On Monday the first chickens for the poultry division of the show started to arrive and to-day they came in every few minutes. By nightfall it is expected that over eleven hundred birds will be in their coops and proper : Store closes at 6 o'clock every evenin T except Saturday. THE :-: Q U A L I T Y :-: SHOP WILL M. SELIGMAN The C*«h Tailor 33IG^^ £££i£-c*::£c^3s::^^^ K O D A K S 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 standard 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 .T. II. HUDEK. Druggist. ·KeXfitttt^^^ I i Semi-Annual Of all unsold Winter Overcoat*, Trouter Materials. ^ ¥$ur Horses, Use *Dfr. Hudson's Liquid Conditioner The Results will please you. HOT CHOCOLATE With W H I P P E D CREAM and Wafers 5c Chicken, Beef, Tomato, and Clam Boullion 5c G E T T Y S B U R G C A N D Y K I T C H E N Mr. Armor said he fied to give up his duties and Messrs. Tawney, Shealer and Stock agreed that they were ntft sorry their terms were about to expire. President Trostle concluded the speech-making by thanking his fellow councilmen for their consideration of him as presiding officer and declared that, if he had made mistakes during his term, they were "of the head and not of the heart." The members who continue in office for two more years are Messrs. Trostle, Butt and Keith. In closing up the business for the year Mr. Wible reported collection of $5198 in licenses and fees at the time of the bat'cle annversary celebration last summer. Council voted that, as compensation for his work in making these collections, he be allowed six per cent, or $311.88. It was explained that i't was a difficult task and requir ed 'che expert knowledge which Mr. Wible possessed concerning the bor ough ordinances and regulations cov- ,ering the cases which arose. Council realized that the collection f this large sum of money was made aossible largely through the vigilance f the local police, John C. Shealer and Wallace Emmons. In recognition if their services they were voted a special gift of $25 each. Charles B Ki'czmiller, the Council's secretary vas voted a similar gift.council declar- ng that his work had been done with special skill and that he deserved the extra compensation in view of the numerous extra meetings held during the past year. For ten weeks in the ate spring they averaged one every five days. President Trostle asked that council ratify the extension of the sc'.vcr on Baltimore street to the Citizens' Cemetery. The motion was passed, Messrs. Tawney and Stock voting against it. Mr. Trostle explained that nothing underhanded had been done in building the sewer and that In 2 work was only authorized after all the councilmen had been consulted. The total cost was $71.00. Mr. Butt asked that the renewing of the sewer on Carlisle street, at an expense of $17.73, be ratified. A motion covering the matter was passed. The ordinance providing for th- giving of bond by the secretary of the board of health, and by the health officer was passed, the amount for the bond of the former being placed at $50p and of,'the later at ?200. The new requirements, of the State Board of Health were referred to the local body. The committee appointed to co-operate with 'the Fiftieth Anniversary Commission presented a bill for $17.01 for expenses, which was ordered paid. Borough Surveyor S. Miley Millev presented his bill for services for the past year amounting to $591.68. I! was approved. Mr. Miller's report for the work of the year showed that J total of 3209.9 fee't of curb and gutter had be«n put in by the borough; that property owners had put in 3482.7 feet erf concrete pavements with curb CRITICISES COURSES Teachers Pervert Ends of Manual Training and Domestic Science. Serious faults are found with both manual training and domestic science, as taught in the Pennsylvania public schools, in the annual report of Dr. N T . C. Schaeffer, state superintendent of public instruc'uon. Doctor Schaeffer believes that wrong slants are being followed in both these branches ot common education. In order to assist in correcting the defects the depart ·nent of public instruction is preparing a pamphlet that will outline no less than six courses of manual training, each adapted to a different sort of school, and it is hoped to extend the same assistance in domestic science work. Doctor Schaeffer's criticisms are of faults born of ignorance. Teachers are not properly prepared for tho work, either theoretically or practically, he believes. The courses often ire such as not to produce the best results. Domestic science, for instance, frequently pays too much attention to the cooking of dainties rather than to the preparation of substantial foods, while manual training employs methods not known in the workshops of the world. Doctor Schaeffer's conclusions arc that more rigid requirements be es- ^ablished for instructors in both lines ind that thoroughly practical courses of instruction be provided. ly classified. Chickens, ducks, turkeys and pigeons of many varieties and of fine quality occupy four long aisles of coops in the firs't of the three buildings. The fruit and agricultural exhibits will be in the next and the automobiles in the third. The middle building will also hold the booths of about twenty business firms who are there for the week seeking the trade of the thousands who will be drawn to the show. Thes^ booth-holders were on hand to-day decorating their concessions and preparing to present in the/most attract ive way the several businesses they represent. There are nurserymen, merchants.jiewspapers and other enterprises while in one corner of the building the ladies of the Biglerville Library Association busied themselves arranging their counter where they expect to serve light lunch during the week. The arrangements are complete in every detail and the opening of the show Wednesday morning will see an exhibit of which the promoters and Adams County in general may fee; proud. The judging will commence immediately Wednesday morning and continue until completed. The show will be open for the last four days of the week and the large crowds are ex pected from Thursday noon to Saturday night, though many will watch with interest the work of 'the judges during the early hours of the "fair"'. The show will open every morning at nine o'clock and continue until ten o'clock at night. MRS. DAVID WHERLEY Mrs. Jane C. Wherley, widow of the la'te David W. Wherley, died on Sunday after a brief illness from Bright's disease at her home near White Hall. She was aged 57 years, 7 months and 17 days. Her husband died one year ago. Sur viving are two daughters, Jane R. Sponseller, of Hunterstown, and Mrs. Ella A. Sentz, at home; and a son. William A. Wherley, at home. Oni sister, Mrs. Rebecca Coshun, of Detour, Md., and two brothers, Amos M. Duttera, of near White Hall, anc High Constable John A. Duttera, of Hanover, also survive. She was s daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs James C. Duttera. Funeral Tuesday, Dec. 30, service: at the house a'c 9:30 a. m., furthei services and interment at Chris church, near Littlestown, Rev. Dr. P S. Lindaman officiating. MISS OCIANNA BREAM Miss Ocianna Bream died at eight o'clock Monday morntng at the home of her brother, Dill Bream, in Ben dersville, aged 63 years. 1 month and 25 days. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Bream and leaves, 'three brothers, Edward and Di'i Bream, of Bendersville; and John Bream, of New Cumberland. Fvi"»rat. Thursday morning, meet- of krterestHi Hews Respective Town, and Many Brief Iteon. NEW CHESTER New Chester--Mrs. John Hoffman and daughter, of near Gettysburg, spent Thursday with her mother, Mr*. iharlotte McDannel. Ervin Fair lost a coyj by death last week. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Wagner spent Thursday with Robert Eisenhart and family, of near this place. D. H. Sharrer and family spent Thursday with George W. Sharrer and family, of Hampstead, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ervin and iaughter, of Washington, D. C., spent Saturday with L. T. Ehrhart and fatn- ly. Harry Lerew and family spent Saturday at the same place. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mclntire spent i few days with James Sanders aad family, of Virginia Mills. Mrs, Katie Weaver and family, of lear Heidlersburg, spent Sunday with Frank March and family. Miss Fannie Tingling, of Seven Stars, is visiting Cletus Trimmer and family. Henry Thomas, of Gettysburg, and Fames Thomas, of Reading, spent Son* lay with their parents, Mr. and Mrs* Francis Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Waltman spent Thursday with Adam Meals and fam- ly, of Centre Mills. Clay'con Fitzgerald, of New Jersey, s visiting his brother, George Fitz- rerald and wife. ing at the house at 9:30. Services and interment at the Upper Bermudian church Friends and relatives will accept this as notice of the funeral. 25th ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Hanson Taylor Entertained on Christmas Day. BOOST LINCOLN WAY Start Great Advertising Campaign for Lincoln Way Funds. WATCH MEETING And Social in Presbyterian Church on New Year's Eve. The Christian Endeavor societies O F town will hold a social in 'die Presbyterian social rooms, Wednesday, December XI, from 8:30 to 11:15 p. m. To this social are invited the young aeople of all the churches of this district, which comprises Gettysburg, Hampton, New Chester, and Hunters.- town. Everyone is invited to the watch neeting in the church from 11:15 p. ni. to 12:00. There will be short talks, nrayer, and special music. Familiar hymns will be used in the service. ind gutter; that concrete curb and gutters only to the length of 120 feet had been constructed; that (586.2 feet of concrete pavement .vithout curb and gutter had been ouilt; that the borough had put in 36 feet of concrete alley crossings and 218 feet of concrete crossings; and that, the length of cobble, brick and stone, two feoc wide, put in by the borough had amounted to 68GO.G lineal feet or 13,721.2 square feet. Andrew Utz appeared in behalf Or. Hefelbower to ask whether the water from his lot on Springs avenin :ould not be run into the sewer. Per mission was refused. The new town council will meet fo organization next Monday evening. Twenty-six publications of national circulation that deal with the automobile and its accessories and cater not only to the manufacturers an 1 dealers but to the automobile owners themselves, start a nation-wide advertising campaign in January for the Lincoln Highway. In each of these publications space has been donated, this space to b: used during the year 1014 and aggro- gating six full pages in each, to interest automobile owners, of whom there are about a million, in the worK of the Lincoln Highway Association and in obtaining subscriptions for the same. It is believed that this campaign will bring the Lincoln Highway Association over $200,000 in aubscription from automobile owners during 1914. A very enjoyable Christmas-'cidf was spent in the home of Mr. and Mrs Hanson W. Taylor. It was the twenty- fifth anniversary, of their marriage which occurred on Christmas Da 1888. Among the guests was Mr. Taylor's father, who was married jus* sixty-four years ago. The following were present, Mr. and Mrs. Hanson W. Taylor, James L. Taylor, Mrs. Elmira E. Slaybaugh, Walter F. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. James Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. George Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Knouse Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Klepper, Misses May E. Orner, Grace Klepper, Ellen Hoffman, Carrie Slaybaugh,- Mabel Slaybaugh, Messrs. Alvin Beamer, Cameron Hoffman, Ray Hoffman, Gil bert Hoffman, George Klepper, 3. Floyd Slaybaugh, Clair E. Taylor, Blair Knouse, Paul Knouse, Guj Knouse, and Mark Knouse. Mr. and Mrs. Emory Wolt arm tiiem- ;nt Dome spent Thursday with How- ird Yohe and family of near New Oxford. L. T. Ehrhart and family and Harry ^erew and family spent Thursday vith Emory Myers and family, of fork Springs. Miss Sarah Cashman. of Millers* ville, is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cashman. Miss Margaret Lerew, of Shippent* urg, is spending the holidays with ler parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Le- ·ew. G. T. Trimmer and family spent Thursday with Robert Weaver and "amily, of near Hunterstown. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Withers, of Waynesboro, spent a few days with ns parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. With- irs. MOVIES FOR FARMERS They will be Used in Institute? throughout the State. PREDICAMENT Two Young Ladies are Left in Middle of Marsh Creek. Misses Sarah and Martha Lott, of Cumberland township, had an unpleasant experience on Friday when they were driving through Marsh Creek at one of the much used ford- ngs. The harness suddenly gave way and the horse walked on" out of the -.tream, leaving them sitting in thj )u ggy with water three feet or more n depth threatening to overturn thr vehicle. It did turn the buggy about but they screamed lustily for help and John Wible and Emory Plank got them out of their predicament before any further damage was done. Moving picture machines and lantern slides have been established as adjuncts to the lecture system at fannei.s' institutes, and have been found 'to be remarkably successful. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mar- Lin says that the new plan has met the commendation of the farmers, and they are now asking for pictures explanatory of subjects wherever institutes are held. The State Educational Museum has been asked to furnish the slides for lanterns from its immense stock on hand, those used heretofore being supplied by the lectures, and will comply with the request at the same time arranging to add thousands of new slides to the collection. Thus far the institutes have been attended by more farmers than in an previous year. WHITE CHURCH White Church--There will be ireaching at this place on Sunday norning at ten o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Snyder, of larrisburg, spent Christmas with .heir parents at Two Taverns. Mr. and Mrs. I. Willis Appier, of :amp Hill, were visiting friends and ·elatives in this place over Christmas md also attended the funeral of Mrs. Jollins. Miss Blanche Benner, who is engaged in teaching at New Jersey, is ipending the holidays with her par- ·nts, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Benner. Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Hartman, of Philadelphia, are visiting Mrs. Hart- nan's mother, Mrs. C. Wolfort, over he holidays. L. U. Collins has finished sawing 'or the government at the storage louse and hat, moved hia saw mill lome and is now engaged in sawing. Mrs. Andrew Worley, of York, spent "hristmas with her sister, Mrs. Alex. Yorley, in this place. St. Mark's Sunday School have decided to hold services this winter every ',wo weeks, before preaching. Mr. and Mrs. L. U. Collins spent Sunday in Littlestown with Mrs. Col- 'ins' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wolf. LOST: package containing not waist on Baltimore or Carlisle streets Reward if ro'turned to Mrs. Donald Swope.--advertisement 1 THERE will be a shooting match of clay birds at Biglerville, New Year's Day.--advertisement 1 SHED BURNED Fire at York Springs was a Total Loss. The implement and wagon shed of Emory Myers in York Springs burned Monday night together with one ! buggy. The cause of the fire is not known. Mr. Myers carried no insurance. Two new chicken houses nearbv were saved. SPECIAL: roast goose and sauer kraut, New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 19n, in grill. New Hotel Gettysburg.--advertisement 1 PAINFULLY Knocked Down by Hor«c on W«y. Home from Entertainment. Miss Nellie Lentz, daughter of Anderson Lentz, of Chambersburg strMt, was painfully hurt Monday evening while returning from the Chrirtroan entertainment at Boyd's School house near town. She was walking atenff tin road when a team cam« up from behind and she was knocked down by the horse. She was picked up In an unconscious condition and brought to town where it was found that »h« WM not seriously hurt. H« principal injury consists in painful brui**» to *n« of her arms. JEWS PA PER I IN FW SPA PERI

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