|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of January 2, 1920
CARROLL LODGE REMEMBERS THE POOR
Carroll Lodge I. O. O. F. Number 120. again remembered the widows and orphans. On Christmas evening they called at the homes of
the various ones where they presented them with an amount of money and necessities of life. On Christmas morning, they went to
the Almshouse and County Hospital where they distributed oranges, apples, cakes and candies to the inmates besides carrying a
great deal of Christmas cheer to these unfortunates. Carroll Lodge has been doing a great deal of work along these lines, not only
at Christmas time, but throughout the entire year and are standing ready to assist and help anyone worthy of their assistance. On
their next meeting on January 6th, one of the largest classes of young men ever received at one time will be admitted. The large
class will send this lodge close to the four hundred mark, which number they expect to reach before the close of the spring
season. Following the degree work on Tuesday evening, refreshments will be served.
COMPLAIN ABOUT WATER SCARCITY - DAM FULL
Residents on Market Street, one of the high parts of town, as well as parts of High Street, complain they are greatly inconvenienced
by not having any water supply for more than a few hours daily lately. Reports are to the effect that the water dam is overflowing
and the housewives in that section of the town are up in arms about the matter. They claim one day they have water in the morning
and the next day for a few hours in the afternoon and vice versa and are put to a great deal of trouble. With the water dam full of
water they feel that the borough should make an effort to have them supplied with water for an entire day, same as the people in
other sections of town. They state that they are resigned to the fact of not having water during the dry season and when the water
dam is full, they should certainly have water.
The Call of January 9, 1920
250 RABBITS TO BE SET FREE HERE SOON
At the monthly meeting of the Game and Fish Association of Schuylkill Haven, held on Tuesday evening, communications were read
from the state authorities in which they stated shipment would be made of the 250 rabbits ordered by the Association, by about
March 1st. It is proposed to distribute these rabbits on the mountains, hills and cut offs in this section.
RIVER WAS FROZEN
For the first time this season, the Schuylkill River was frozen over Monday of this week. Almost the entire course through the town
was frozen and while the ice was not smooth enough to permit skating, it was strong enough at most places to bear the weight of
the youngsters, many of whom found delight in testing out the ice.
BAWDY HOUSE IN BRIDGE
In the council news: Mr. Bast stated something should be done concerning the electric lights along the Schuylkill River. This line is
not on the arc lines but on the incandescent line. It is therefore first necessary for someone to go to a special switch at a pole and
turn these lights on. Mr. Bast stated this is seldom done and persons have complained to him ever since his election about this
Asked about whether the boys in that section did not break the globes frequently, Mr. Bast stated it was not the children but in most
instances women and girls. He said women and girls have been seen standing for a half hour or more, throwing stones at the
electric bulbs in order to mash it in order to darken that section that they might the better conceal their action with men folks. Mr.
Bast also stated another light or two was needed in the Schuylkill River bridge, that the same should be protected with protectors
so the bulbs could not be broken. Mr. Bast plainly stated that the bridge is being made a regular bawdy house by women and young
girls late at night. He has had complaints come to him from a number of persons regarding this matter and recently while going
home discovered the report to be correct. The matter was left in the hands of the electric light committee.
STRUCK ON HEAD WITH ICE
While passing down Main Street on New Year's Day, Mrs. W. Y. Miller was struck on the head by a piece of ice that fell through the
roof of the D. Kaufman property. Had it not been for her hat she might have received a deep cut. The ice broke in pieces and a
large sized piece struck her son who was waling by her side. The force was sufficient to cut the boy's fur cap and inflict a wound on
his forehead and the side of his head.
The Call of January 16, 1920
BOILER MIGHT HAVE BURST
The boiler of the Bast Knitting Mill was badly damaged on Wednesday morning either through treachery or carelessness of some
unknown persons. Sometime Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning some one opened a valve which allowed the water to drain
from the boiler as fast as it entered. The result was no steam could be made and parts of the boiler were burned and the pipes in
different parts of the mill were frozen and burst. It was necessary to close down the entire plant on Wednesday and Thursday to
have the damage repaired. The machinery in this mill is operated by electricity but steam is used for heating purposes.
SLIGHT ACCIDENT AT FUNERAL
A slight accident occurred at the funeral of Augustus Hertzel on Sunday afternoon when, on account of the icy condition of the road
leading to the top of the cemetery, the auto of George Saul became unmanageable and slipped to the bottom of the hill. Here it
crashed into the gate. Outside of the occupants being somewhat scared and a fender badly bended, no other damage was done.
The auto of D. D. Coldren also became unmanageable while an effort was made to drive up the hill above the hydrant. Chains and
brakes were of little use on the ice and it slipped into the vacant space near the hydrant. The auto of J. M. Gipe also came very
near causing an accident when it began to slip on the ice. Luckily it had only gone a few paces backward when the wheels struck
ground and the machine was brought to a stop.
The Call of January 23, 1920
TO HOLD REAL LEAP YEAR PARTY DANCE
A number of young ladies of town will shortly issue invitations to a real leap year party dance that is to be held in Keystone Hall,
Monday evening, February 9th. The same will be formal in every feature. Only persons receiving invitations will be admitted. No
gentleman will be admitted unless accompanied by a lady friend. The ladies invited are to select their own escorts and to also pay
their admission to the dance. Seltzer's Orchestra will furnish the music. Dancing will be on the program style, each lady being
required to select the partners for their gentleman friend or escort.
WEST WARDERS AGAIN HAVE WATER
Residents of the West Ward who have been much inconvenienced but not having water service for some time are again enjoying
this service. The pipe line has been repaired. Just how long they will have water is uncertain as the water pipe across the
Broadway bridge is still unprotected and is liable to freeze as soon as the mercury drops below the zero mark again.
The Call of January 30, 1920
GARFIELD AVENUE GIRL DISAPPEARS
No word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. John Coller of Garfield Avenue, from their eighteen year old daughter, Gussie, since
her disappearance from home six weeks ago. She became acquainted with a painter, Frank Dettemer from Easton, who called at her
home several times. On the 21st of December he visited at her home and she in company with him, left telling her mother she was
going to Pottsville, and they would return in time for dinner. This was the last seen or heard of the couple since that time. The
parents of the girl are becoming uneasy, as they thought surely, she would notify them or some of her friends of her whereabouts.
THIEVES VISIT STORE
Thieves visited the cellar of grocery man John Freeman last Friday evening and made away with several hams and a summer
sausage. John has strong suspicion of several persons and may cause their arrest unless the goods are returned.
OYSTER AND FISH BUSINESS
Earl Witman, who years ago conducted the Hotel Central and who prior to so doing conducted a green grocery, fish and oyster
stand, held his formal opening of his fish and oyster house on Thursday. In addition to the conduct of the saloon, formerly Warren
Brown's stand, Mr. Witman offers for sale fresh fish and oysters if the best grade and fresh daily.