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|Pottsville Republican of February 5, 1913
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN SHORTS - ONE OF THE HEALTHIEST TOWNS IN PENNSYLVANIA
There is a difference of opinion over the site of the new bridge with which it is proposed to cross the Schuylkill River here. The
viewers reported in favor of connecting Berne Street with the lower end of Main Street but it is contended this is too far down and
too close to the present covered bridge. The matter will be submitted to the court, then to the grand jury, then to the county
commissioners for approval. Council will be obliged to purchase two lots to make room for the bridge and to assume the cost of the
filling at the east side of the bridge. The discussion which has been occasioned may result in recommendations for a change in
Workingmen who are employed on the Reading Railroad are hopeful that it will be possible to make some arrangement with the
trolley company for running an early morning car and a late night car for their accommodation. The company has promised to do this
if the guarantee can be given that the extra expense will be met by the patronage.
When Fourth of July comes around, it is probable that some new regulations will have been adopted for the sale and the use of
firecrackers and fireworks of all kinds. This town has been without any ample regulation in the past and the recommendation of Chief
Burgess Hartman will probably result in new safeguards being placed around Independence Day.
West Columbia Street from Berne Street to the borough limits will probably soon be opened for public operations as council will
probably have a grade established to permit of the erection of dwelling houses. This will open another section in this town and will
give room for the expansion which is a very pleasing sign of the prosperity of the town.
We doubt if there is another town of its size in Pennsylvania that can show similar healthful conditions to those of Schuylkill Haven
during the year 1912. There was practically no contagion and very little illness of a communicable character. This not only speaks
well for the healthful surroundings of the town but also for the good work being accomplished by the board of health, the members
of which at all times take time by the forelock. Dr. J. A. Lessig is president of the board; G. W. Roeder treasurer; G. M. Paxson
secretary and John Butz Health Officer.
Pottsville Republican of February 12, 1913
MANUFACTURERS GO TO HARRISBURG TO PROTEST AGAINST BILL
The following manufacturers of town went to Harrisburg to dispute the proposed Minor and Women's Labor Bills: Harry Berger,
Edward Stanton, J. L. and J. C. Lautenbacher, A. H. Kline, Robert Hoffman, Samuel Rowland, J. D. Reed, Samuel Bast, D. D. Coldren,
Evan Thomas, Walter Meck, George R. Lawrence and George Saul. Minersville, Orwigsburg, Pottsville, Landingville, Auburn and
Cressona are also sending delegates.
The following link will provide you with a history of the proposals:
Pottsville Republican of February 13, 1913
MOTHER DIED OF BROKEN HEART
Mrs. Joseph Strause, a well known and highly esteemed lady of Schuylkill Haven, died at five o'clock Thursday morning. On Sunday
her daughter, Miss Mary, died and Mrs. Strause mourned and grieved so much over her death that she died of a broken heart. Mrs.
Strause was eighty years of age and was a member of the First Reformed Church and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived
by her husband and the following children: Mrs. John Goss of Adamsdale, Mrs. Andrew Heim of Orwigsburg, and Morris of West
Brunswick. Miss Mary was buried today with Reverend Smoll officiating. The services were held at home.
Pottsville Republican of February 15, 1913
STATE FAILS TO ACT AT SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
Schuylkill Haven is greatly alarmed and likewise incensed as a result of the discovery of tuberculosis in a dairy cow and the failure of
the state or health authorities to take any action in the matter. The discovery of the one case which it is said was in an advanced
stage, has led the people to fear that perhaps others of the herd are affected and an investigation has been demanded without
result. Recently a cow was purchased by a resident of Schuylkill Haven from a dairy farm and when the animal was killed it was found
that its lungs were almost gone and that the remaining portion were filled with pus. It had tuberculosis in an advanced stage , it is
said, and at once the proper authorities were notified but no action was taken. The state authorities were apprised of the conditions
but failed to take any action and some of the residents who are acquainted with the facts are greatly alarmed lest it shall result in the
spread of tuberculosis through the town.
Pottsville Republican of February 22, 1913
The school board meets on Monday night. The toastmaster promises great success both as to rendition and in a financial way. The
rehearsals have been coming up finely. The costumes have been ordered. Mr. Woodin is rounding out the play in great shape. Our
people can expect something good and far beyond the ordinary. A week before the date of the play 300 tickets were sold and this
was followed on Tuesday by a general canvass of the town. The comedy is being given as a high school benefit production should
be well patronized. The seniors have decided to have a baccalaureate sermon preached to the class. The graduating class has sent
in the final order for invitations. The quarantined pupils are nearly all back in school. There is no truancy business on hand for this