|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of May 7, 1915
BIG CIRCUS IS COMING, FIRST IN THE FIELD
After an absence of nine years, the Welsh Brothers will exhibit their Mammoth Circus here, Tuesday, May 18th. The show this year
is under the management of Welsh Brothers and Lessig, three of America's best known circus men. They are known from coast to
coast as the only show to exhibit what they advertise.
This well known, successful organization has been augmented by a series of stupendous acts without regard to the expenditure of
huge sums and as a result European novelties and thrilling spectacles of death defiance and astonishing feats of skill are
presented in a program too stupendous to be within the confines of a theatre.
Among those who take part in the gigantic congress of wonders beneath the immense canvas dome are the unparallelled Ykishi
Troupe of extraordinary Japanese acrobats, the White troupe of trained equines together with ponies, mules, dogs and goats
represent the highest art of animal education. Madame Yucca, the strongest woman in the world, presenting an exhibition of
unrivaled and wonderful strength, lifting an immense draught horse with ease and grace. An aerial army flying fearlessly beneath
the towering dome of tent and performing nerve tingling and thrilling feats of perilous risk amid the maze of swinging trapezes.
Among these daring performers are the celebrated Fousty Troupe, Anne Leon, queen of the air in her awe inspiring cloud swing
and the four Cowdens.
An important feature of the mammoth pageant is the great clown army. Kings of clowndom and masters of mirth unite in warfare
against everything but laughter and succeed in producing it for both young and old. Numerous other acts of skill and daring are
presented in the vast program of pageantry and amazing grandeur which holds the audience in almost breathless interest from
beginning to end. The prices have been reduced to ten and twenty cents.
At the monthly meeting of town council held Monday evening among the more important matters taken up for discussion was that of
additional street paving for the town. The matter was first broached after a motion had been made to pay off $1,000 on the electric
light loans. Mr. Hoffman stated this left loans charged against the electric light department of $1,100. He thought this amount could
be paid off very shortly. He further stated that the electric light plant is in excellent condition and when a new switch board is
installed, it will be as nice a little plant as there is in the state of Pennsylvania. The lines have and are being constantly repaired
and being put into better condition than they have ever been. The system of lighting the streets is being improved. He also stated
that a number of people want to know what the council will do as to the street paving this summer. He thought paved streets are
worth the cost and the money necessary to be spent on them to keep them clean. Mr. Berkheiser thought the streets should be
paved with brick as the present brick streets are giving good satisfaction and a street improved with any other kind of paving
would be mostly as an experiment. One material, "Tarvia" which is very popular and is sometimes called the dollar a yard roadway
consists of crushed stone, concrete and tar and gives a very good roadway and never becomes dusty. Mr. Hoffman thought it
would be best to leave the selection of the material for the paving up to the citizens who will be asked to pay for it. Four streets
are in mind for paving, namely Main to Canal, and Canal to Columbia as one piece; upper Main Street, Saint John Street and Centre
HORSE'S KICK FATAL TO DANIEL FOOSE
A sad accident was that which occurred Wednesday afternoon and caused the death of Daniel Foose, a well known young man of
town. Mr. Foose, employed at Hotel Columbia, after having fed the horse owned by farmer Reed of Reedsville was about to step
from the stall when the animal for some cause kicked at Mr. Foose. The horse caught Mr. Foose squarely on the jaw, breaking the
middle or chin section clean off and splitting both sides f the jaw bone near the ear.
Mr. Foose was hurried to the Pottsville Hospital where an operation was performed. The surgeons drilled two small holes, one on
either side f the jaw bone and attached thereto silver wire in order to hold up the section of the jaw bone which had been split
completely off. The operation was a very delicate one but was the only method which was thought might possibly save his life. Mr.
Foose died about midnight Wednesday from the effects of the injury without regaining consciousness. The accident occurred
about three o'clock. Deceased was 32 years of age. He was born and raised in this town and spent his entire life here. The
accident is a peculiarly sad one from the fact that the injury was sustained while following his favorite occupation from boyhood up
he was very taken with horses and was never in better spirits than when working around them or driving them. For several years
he was employed in the Walkin Shoe Factory. Besides a widow, he leaves five children, the oldest being about ten years of age and
the youngest four weeks of age. It is known that the family of the deceased is not in the best financial condition and any assistance
from the public would be highly appreciated. It is hoped a liberal response may be forthcoming as the head and only beneficiary of
the family was so unexpectedly and sadly removed by death.
The Call of May 14, 1915
EVERYONE CLEAN UP TOMORROW
On the eve of an important event of vital interest to the public, Cleanup Day, comes pleasing reports to this office that the people in
Schuylkill Haven to al large majority, have already been at work cleaning up. This year we understand many persons have begun to
clean up before the day officially set for this purpose. The army of housewives of Schuylkill Haven have added to their
housecleaning campaign one of cleaning up in and around the premises. They have enlisted the men of the house and kept them
pretty busy the last week. Many homes, yards and alleys already present a neat and trim appearance. This is as it should be and the
persons having cleaned up will be subjected to less danger of contagious disease during the summer months than those persons
who have failed to observe the proclamation of the Burgess.
This year the Health Board has made no arrangements to haul away the rubbish, ashes, etc. of private citizens. This must be
attended to by the citizens themselves. During the week teamsters report having been very busy all over town answering calls to
haul away the years accumulation of dirt and rubbish. The people this year have entered into the Cleanup movement with a greater
spirit of enthusiasm than was manifested on previous occasions of this kind. It seems they have become educated to the fact that
this cleanup proposition is for their own good, own interest and own welfare. Of course, there are many yards, we presume, that as
yet have not been made tidy. There is still time to accomplish this and woe to the person failing to do so.
The Boy Scouts have through their Scoutmaster, Norman Neuin, tendered their services to the Board of Health. They will assist
those residents who need help and also will assist the borough in making collection easier. The borough teams will haul away the
accumulation thus gathered either Saturday or Monday. The Scouts will simply be asked to gather it and place it on piles. The Boy
Scouts can render service that can be appreciated equally as well as cleaning up several public spots. We refer to their ability to
help around and about their own homes. It might be well for each and every one of the scouts to first inquire at home whether their
services will not be required. Then too they need not exactly inquire as they can see for themselves whether the yard, cellar and
alley has been cleaned up.
This year the Board of Health intends to make a thorough inspection of the town and we learn from inside sources that they will
insist on every person complying with the request of cleaning up yards and alleys and having it all hauled away or disposed of in
some manner. The public is of course fully aware that the board has the authority and power to compel persons to clean up. If it is
necessary to exercise the power and authority they are going to do so but from all accounts every person is going to take interest
in the cleanup day. They are going to clean up and make this town a more healthy place to live and a prettier town and avoid
getting into trouble with the Board of Health.
Saturday is the official Cleanup Day. Every person who has not already done so should by all means get busy Saturday and clean up
everything and anything that is useless, unsightly and a menace to health.
The Call of May 28, 1915
BELL STORE OPENED FRIDAY
The grocery store of the Bell Company in Schuylkill Haven was opened Friday. This makes the one hundred and fifty seventh store
in operation by the firm in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Within the past week a corps of carpenters, painters,
electricians, paper hangers, etc., were busy preparing the store for occupancy. The latter part of the week several carloads of
goods were received at the local freight station and for the last few days a large force of clerks had been busy stocking the store
and preparing for the opening. The exterior and interior appearance of the store is along the same lines as every one of the 157
Bell stores. The store will be in charge of Mr. Thomas. Mr. Allen, the district manager, assisted in preparing the store for the
opening day. Miss Mada Ziegenfus has accepted the position of clerk and cashier at the local store.