|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of March 5, 1920
WEST WARD CUT OFF FROM WATER
Not only are the residents of the West ward being subjected to inconvenience because of the water supply being completely cut
off, but that entire section would be greatly jeopardized in the event of fire. For the third time this year the supply line on Broadway
froze and busted. As a result the residents are without a drop of water. The break occurred the fore part of the week and up to this
time no effort has been made to repair the break or put in new pipes. While other sections of the town have been without water for
considerable periods, they have not been completely cut off for an entire week or more at a time.
ONLY ONE CROSSING GATE IN SERVICE
For several weeks there has been but two gates of the four at the Main Street P & R crossing in service. Now there is only one in
service. During the week one of the Bell Telephone autos reached the same point at the same time as did the north gate on the
west side of the crossing. As a result several feet of the top were broken off and the gate otherwise damaged. Despite the fact
that this is one of the most dangerous crossings in the town and is crossed by hundreds of persons, by teams and many school
children, no precautionary measures in place of the defective gate have been taken. We expect to write up a nice little article
about an accident that is bound to occur at this crossing sooner or later.
WILL DISCONTINUE LIVERY BUSINESS
John M. Brown will shortly offer for sale his complete livery stock as he intends to discontinue a part of this business. At present
he conducts two stables, one at the rear of Hotel central and one at the rear of Becker Street. The stable at Hotel Central will be
discontinued. Mr. Brown will devote more of his time to drayage and general hauling and will be in position to furnish cab service
for funerals, weddings, etc. He has been engaged in this particular line of business for fifteen years or more having succeeded the
late John Raudenbush.
ORGAN LOFT BEING REBUILT
During the week the choir loft in the Saint Matthew Lutheran Church was rebuilt. The work was in charge of Messrs. D. C. Gilham
and Charles Obenhouse. It has been erected in the front of the church on the side opposite its former location. The organ parts
are expected almost any day now. The builders having promised to start work of installation the first week of March.
The Call of March 12, 1920
The Call announced in this issue that the new yearly rate for the newspaper would be increased to $2 annually.
HOTEL INTO APARTMENT HOUSE
The Spring Garden Hotel will in the very near future be turned into an apartment house by the owner, John Ebling. The property
was up for sale Saturday but was not disposed of. The highest bid was about $7,000. Mr. Stripe, the present occupant, will remain
as tenant for another period and will cater to his large number of boarders.
UPPER MAIN STREET STILL CLOSED
Upper Main Street, beginning at the C. George Miller residence and extending to the state road, is still drifted to such an extent
that it is impassable. This section of road has been impassable for several months, at least ever since the first heavy snow fall.
ADAM MOYER'S TEAM IN A RUNAWAY
Adam Moyer's team of black horses took fright Thursday afternoon and ran away. Coming out Saint John Street the wagon skidded
and bumped into a farmer's team, tearing off a wheel. Continuing down Main Street at a gallop they were making straight for the
large display window in the Berger and Sons garage. Instead of doing so one horse swerved to one side of a telegraph post and
the other horse on the other side. This brought them to a sudden stop. Neither horse was injured. The wagon, however, is
TOWN ALMOST FREE OF CONTAGION
During the week there were no cases of contagious diseases reported to the health officer, a fact of which this town may be proud.
While there were a large number of contagious diseases during the past month, it is also interesting to note that just at this time, all
have recovered and the quarantine lifted on all homes, excepting one. There is but one case of contagious disease, namely,
diphtheria, at the home of Mr. Schafer. The patient is on the road to recovery and the quarantine will be lifted shortly.
TRAIN SMASHES SLEIGH AT CONNORS CROSSING
Tuesday afternoon light engine Number 1562 struck and demolished one of the sleighs of the Sylvester grocery firm of Pottsville.
Just as the driver reached the crossing some part of the harness broke. The driver noticed the oncoming engine and in a few
moments had the horses unhitched and got them out of the way and off the tracks. It is said the escape was by but a very small
margin. The sleigh was completely demolished and the fruit it contained scattered far and wide.
The Call of March 19, 1920
ANOTHER WASHERY WENT DOWN
Due to the high water, the Spanhuth washery along the Schuylkill River, at a point below the Schuylkill Mountain Road, sunk the
latter part of last week. The washery weathered the high water of the week previous but somehow or other on Friday she went
under. With it went the scraper lines, engines, pump and a quantity of coal. It will be a difficult task to raise the same, it is said, and
feared the machinery will be badly damaged. A large quantity of coal was also swept away by the high water. This is the third local
washery to be damaged by the recent high water.
THAWING WATER PIPES
Thursday morning work of thawing open the frozen water pipes on the Broadway Bridge was commenced by the water company.
The people of the West Ward have been without water so long that one of them stated they felt sorry the company went to all the
extra work to thaw open the pipes at this late date. That if they waited another week, possibly the sun would thaw them open and
save the company the extra expense.
AN IMPORTANT EVENT
An important event in the history of the Bowman's Dry Goods store took place this week. This popular and ever reliable store, on
Main Street near Saint Peter Street, established since 1878, a period of forty two yeas, first known as M. Bowman and later as C. & A.
Bowman,passed into the hands of Miss Carrie Bowman, one of its former members. The firm will henceforth be known as C.
Bowman. The efficient clerks, Miss Anna Fisher, Miss Elsie Seltzer and Miss Alice Bowman are always willing to serve her patrons.
She takes this opportunity for thanking them for their former patronage and solicits a continuance of the same.
FIFTY SIX COUPLES ATTENDED DANCE
The formal dance held in Keystone Hall, Thursday evening, was attended by exactly fifty six couples, being dancers from Schuylkill
haven and nearby points. It was pronounced a delightful affair. Quite a number of gentlemen were in full dress. The gowns of the
ladies, all indeed, were very pretty. The decorations, while not elaborate, were of a new order and neat and just right to set off the
dancing space. The large electric parlor lamp in the orchestra recess with the other added decorations in this pace, made a pretty
home parlor like appearance. Specht's orchestra furnished the music.
The Call of March 26, 1920
VERY PRETTY WINDOW DISPLAY
One of the really pretty display windows on Main Street at this time are those of Parris Lazos, the proprietor of the Candy Kitchen.
These windows are decorated with very pretty Easter eggs of various sizes, baskets and other Easter novelties, all being placed on
a blanket of paper pf pretty shades. Considerable comment is heard from every person passing this point.
MAY SUE BOROUGH FOR DAMAGES
It has been learned that the borough of Schuylkill Haven may be the defendant in a law suit for damages shortly. The same it is said
may be brought by William Fetter, whose wife several weeks ago slipped on the ice on the pavement near the high school building
and sustained injuries from which she has not yet recovered and which may require years to do so. The amount given is $10,000.
WILL SOON OPERATE PLANT
The firm of Sterner and Graeff are busy putting their plant in shape in order to do repairing of tires. The Motzer Bake House at 19
Canal Street will be used for this purpose. These two young ex servicemen have taken a special course in this work and will be
ready to render surgical aid to auto tires in the course of a week or two.