Pottsville Republican of March 7, 1913


Joe Inzalaca, the man who shot John Narmanjo at New Philadelphia, is supposed to have taken the 1:40 train at Schuylkill Haven on
Wednesday afternoon, remaining in the baggage car of the Minersville train until the train from Pottsville arrived, and acting in so
suspicious a manner that the baggage master told Chief Burgess Hartman.  The matter was reported to the State Police by the Burgess
and they started an investigation which resulted in the discovery that the suspected man had bought a ticket for New York at the
Minersville station of the Reading Railway Wednesday afternoon.  The baggage man identified a portrait of the man he had seen and it
is regretted that they did not notify the Burgess before that.  In all probability Inzalaca will be captured as he evidently intends to take
passage on an outgoing steamship.

Pottsville Republican of March 13, 1913


The furniture for the new county asylum is being delivered at the institution and the place is being rapidly put into such shape that it
will be possible to open it for the reception of patients about May 1st.  The date has not been definitely decided upon but if the
present rate of progress continues and there  is no unexpected delay encountered through the failure of important furnishings to
arrive, it is probable that the insane patients who are being quartered in the various state institutions and also in the local county
institution, will have full charge of the new sanitarium in about six or seven weeks.  The bars have not yet been put up at the windows
and the painting remains to be done but this will be done under the direction of the trustees in order that there may be complete
conformity with the state laws.  It is expected that in about four weeks the official state inspection of the institution will be made and
when the place is officially approved the work of moving the patients in will be started.  There is no question of the new building being
accepted because it has been built under the complete approval of the state authorities, for if it was not in complete harmony with that
approval, the county would not receive the state aid which is provided.

Pottsville Republican of March 15, 1913


The sixth month of school ended on Thursday of last week and the teachers received their pay Friday.  Mrs. Bensinger substituted
several days for Miss Lenker who was away from school on account of the death of a relative.  An adjourned meeting of the school
board was held with all members present.  The chief purpose of the meeting was to open the bids and award the contracts for the caps
and gowns.  Dr. S. B. Detweiler addressed the board with reference to a dangerous chimney on the old opera house, claiming that it
may fall any time and strike the alley where school children go to and from school.  On this account he thought the school board should
look into the matter.  On proper motion it was directed that the building committee make an investigation and report at an adjourned
meeting next Saturday night.  The principal reported the supply of tablets was running low and was directed to order another thousand.

Pottsville Republican of March 20, 1913


Pennsy railroad surveyors have been surveying the county almshouse and south of the Pennsy tracks in Schuylkill Haven and
adjoining the Haven borough line as a probable site for machine and engine repair shops and car shops or maybe the site of an
electric drilling yard, should the company intend to divert some of its great and growing northwest traffic from the Philadelphia and
Erie branch via Sunbury, Shamokin and Mount Carmel if an agreement can be closed with the Lehigh Valley for use of their tracks from
Mount Carmel to Shenandoah to complete the link.  The Havenites have always prided themselves and the land thereabouts available
for building and manufacturing purposes but who knows if some of these hopes will be realized.  On the other hand it is said the
company is seriously thinking  of utilizing the high plateau of the Mount carbon yard for the establishment of shops and an assigning
yard to be operated by electric and the projected electrification of their rail's suburban service is pointed out as an argument that
backs up the decision.  That some improvements are brewing is the belief of close observers of the company.

Pottsville republican of March 21, 1913


The principal reported that the net proceeds derived by the High School classes from the production of "The Toastmaster" and the
candy sale as a little over $170.  The senior class requested the board to give them fifteen seats a piece for both commencement and
class day exercises.  The request was granted.  The matter of the exoneration of the pipe factory taxes was brought up but was
referred to a later meeting for action.  The board decided to hold all truancy business over for the May meeting.

Pottsville Republican of March 25, 1913


Schuylkill Haven native Harold Schwenk is pleasing Stovall of the Saint Louis Browns with his work in the training quarters.  The "big
fellow" as Stovall called him, has some smoke and some classy shoots and should develop into a first class twirler.  In a game the
other day, while throwing straight ones the first team scored four runs in two innings but when Stovall allowed him to use his benders,
he kept them from scoring until the seventh inning.  The Schuylkill Haven friends of Schwenk are glad to hear of his success as are
many local sports with whom he is acquainted.

Pottsville Republican of March 29, 1913


There is occasional complaint made that small children get abused and frightened and teased by bigger boys and even girls to the
great despair of the little ones and the annoyance of their parents.  These big ruffians take great delight and pleasure in torturing with
intense fear, the minds of these innocent little children, who cannot see the joke of the thing or even know that their tormentors are in
fun.  When reprimanded for these cowardly deeds, these big fellows invariably say that they were merely in fun.  They never realize
that their fun is the severest kind of torture to the child and that they cause them to hate school like death and thereby cripple that
child's mental development forever.  They never stop to think what effect their actions have.  This practice must be broken up.  Any
citizen of the town who sees anything like the above mentioned acts will confer a great favor by reporting the facts to the principal,
being particularly careful to report the names of the guilty boys.  Older boys and girls should defend the little ones against such
oppression as common decency would demand.  This matter will be carefully looked into.