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DECEMBER 1893 & 1918
The Call of December 2, 1893

The new bell which was dedicated at Jerusalem Church last Sunday was purchased from the McShane Bell
Company of Baltimore Maryland.  It was raised by contractor William H. Bashore on October 9. 1893.  The weight
of the bell is 2,027 pounds and the cost $500.  The services in the morning were conducted by Reverend J. O.
Schlenker of the Lutheran Church of Hazleton.  Reverend Bommershine, a student at the Reformed
Theological Seminary at Lancaster, officiated at the afternoon and evening services.  The services were of an
interesting character and were largely attended.  

The entertainment for the benefit of Odd Fellows Day, given by Carroll Lodge Number 120 of Schuylkill Haven,
is under the auspices of the committee.  The entertainment promises to be a financial success as they have
secured the services of the famous Jordan Glass Blowers troupe, among whom are considered entertainers
are Lorenzo, with his wonderful performing dogs, Mademoiselle Burgess, with her performing birds and mice,
Lorenzo with his funny wooden headed family, Mademoiselle Burgess assisted by Nat Burgess, in their latest
mind reading act, and Jordan's glass blowing combination, making it a wonderful entertainment rarely seen at
Metamora Hall.  The show will remain in Metamora Hall Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, December 2, 4, and 5.  
Saturday afternoon will be devoted to children. Presents will be given away every night.

The Call of December 9, 1893

The Town Council held a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening.  Members present were Charles
Wiltrout, Robert Jones, A. Felix, H. V. Keever, C. H. Goas, H. I. Moser and James Quinn.  In the absence of the
president, P. C. Detweiler, Mr. Wiltrout was chosen to preside over the meeting.  
Mr. Wiltrout of the Stone Committee reported that the Supervisor had given him the measurement of gutters
where stone had been used.  The Light Committee's report was then heard.  The Superintendent's report was
read and accepted.  Mr. Jones desired that Mr. Brickhouse should be present this evening.  The plant is not in
a good condition.  They are having trouble with the arc lights, subject to periodic flashes.  They had an expert
electrician up to examine them, but he could not account for the flashing.  Mr. Jones reported that the
machinery was not in very good order.  Things lying about the room in disorderly manner, pumps leaking and
needing packing.  He thought there should be more system in the working of the plant.
Mr. Felix called attention to the rebate on insurance.  On motion, it was given into the solicitor's hands to be
attended to.  Mr. McGoey's resignation was read and accepted.  Mr. Quinn named William DeHaven to serve
from the West Ward instead of Mr. McGoey.  Mr. DeHaven was elected.  On motion of Mr. Moser it was agreed
to have the incandescent lights run all night until further orders.  Mr. Jones desired to know who was to
shovel snow from the street crossings.  The Supervisor informed him that he had appointed a man in each
ward to attend to it.  Chief Burgess Deibert stated that he had engaged Lewis Kaufman to distribute circulars
and presented a bill of $2 for him.  Council refused to pay the bill but granted him an order for $1.50.

The Call of December 16, 1893

The Schuylkill Hose Company is making efforts to procure a piano for the parlor in their hose house.  This will
be quite an addition to their already elegantly furnished parlor and we wish them success in the undertaking.

Jonathan Butz's business establishment in Spring Garden did not escape the recent depredations of robbers.  
Thursday night a week ago they began raiding his store.  Mr. Butz was apprised of their visit through an
electric alarm which communicates between his house and the store.  He arose and equipped himself to
protect his property and started for his store.  Presenting arms he cautiously moved on.  The robbers heard
his approach and made good their escape.  Bang went Mr. Butz's gun and the shots no doubt whistled about
the ears of the flying thieves.  They returned the fire but without effect.  They left their booty behind, dropping
some of it as they ran.  Mr. Butz no doubt values his electric alarm very highly.

The Call of December 30, 1893

We publish in another column a financial statement f the Schuylkill Haven Union Cemetery.  The report shows
the company to be in very good financial condition which is brought about by the successful management of
the affairs of the company by its efficient corps of managers and officers.  They expended a considerable sum
of money during the year.  With this money they greatly improved the condition of the cemetery and have
made it a very desirable burial ground.

Robbers entered the premises of Charles Bubeck on Garfield Avenue, opposite the Union Cemetery on
Tuesday afternoon and carried off several revolvers and a lot of clothing.  The goods stolen were valued at
$50.  The marauders are supposed to have been tramps.

The Call of December 6, 1918

A Main Street business firm was this week fined by the State Inspector for violations of the state labor laws.  A
fine of ten dollars was imposed for having in the employ, girls for more than fifty four hours per week and $25
for having boys under sixteen years of age employed.  This was the second fine on the latter charge imposed
on this firm.

The band organized in Spring Garden some time ago, this week changed its name to the Rainbow Hose
Company Band.  Mr. Charles Hostetter has been engaged as instructor and the leaders are Clarence
Kerschner and Charles Dietrich.  The band now numbers about eighteen men.  The rehearsal night is Friday.  
An effort is being made by the members to develop the organization into a first class musical organization and
judging from the rapid progress being made in this direction, it will not require many more months to
accomplish this.

While autoing to the Cressona fire on Friday at noon, the auto of John Ebling skidded on Center Avenue near
the Riegle barn and struck a pole.  The machine was thrown over to one side by the impact and the occupants,
Clarence Moser, Raymond Hummel, and the owner, John Ebling, were thrown out.  Moser in some way or other
got twisted up with his necktie and it was drawn so tight about his neck that he almost smothered before the
tightly drawn tie was noticed.  He was unconscious for more than an hour.  A physician ministered to his
wants.  The auto was somewhat damaged.