|Pottsville Republican of November 13, 1907
REWARD FOR CATCHING HORSE THIEF
The court today handed down an order directing a reward of $20 to be paid to Constable John Butz of Schuylkill Haven,
for apprehending and catching a horse thief. The reward is paid for his capture of Howard Witman, who stole a horse
from Liveryman Seltzer of town, and who pleaded guilty to the charge on Monday last. The reward is under the Act of
Assembly approved March 15th, 1821, and is the first of its kind paid in the county for years. G. M. Paxson filed the
Pottsville Republican of November 14, 1907
Schuylkill Haven borough Electrician Marshall is meeting with considerable success in the installing of electric motors
since the borough improved the electric light plant and put it into continuous service. Last week he replaced a steam
engine at T. D. Brownmiller's marble yard with a ten horse power motor. The electrical machine stood the test of
operating all of the machines at one and the same time and did the work with the greatest ease and without any
variation in speed. Superintendent Marshall has a number of motors booked for installation and the increase in the
light business is very gratifying to him and to Council's Light Committee.
Pottsville Republican of November 16, 1907
BREAKING CHAIN COST HIS LIFE
By the breaking of a chain on a big steel B & O battleship, Joseph Burns, aged about 23 years, was instantly killed at
eight twenty o'clock this morning at the Landingville storage yards. He was on the car as a draft was being run onto the
dump at that place and was tightening the brake when the chain snapped. He lost his hold by the sudden release of
the brake and fell directly under the car, which ran down the grade, cutting off the top of his head, also the right hand
and breaking his left leg near the hip and his right arm near the shoulder. Death was instantaneous. Deceased was
employed as a brakeman by the P & R Company and resided in Schuylkill Haven at the home of his father, James Burns.
He was a well known young man, being popular in that town and among the railroad men with whom he came in
contact. He was a member of the Foresters, the A.O.H. and also the Brotherhood of before being sent to his sorrowing
Pottsville Republican of November 26, 1907
THROWN FROM HORSE - ANIMAL TROD ON HIM INFLICTING SERIOUS INJURIES
John Ketner, of Long Run, who is employed by E. H. Baker on the Baker farm, just below Schuylkill Haven, was thrown
from a horse yesterday and was seriously injured. The young man was sent by Mr. Baker to the hardware store for
some nails and having purchased the hardware, he started on his way back to the farm. When going down Saint John
Street, the rattling of the package of nails scared the horse which ran away and at I. B. Heim's store bolted on to the
pavement, throwing the young man off his back. Ketner fell directly beneath the horse's feet and the animal jumped on
him. He endeavored to get up and fell, striking his face against the curb and had several teeth knocked out and a big
gash across the eye. He was taken into Heim's store and Dr. Heim was called to attend him. He was later removed by
Mr. Baker to the farm. Just what the extent of his injuries are cannot be ascertained but it was thought he was
suffering from internal injuries.
Pottsville Republican of November 30, 1907
$17,150 BUYS BOYER FARM
G. H. Gerber, Esquire, trustee under the will of the late Henry Boyer of Schuylkill Haven, this afternoon at Hotel Grand
of that town, sold the Boyer farm. This plot of ground is entirely within the borough limits of Schuylkill Haven and has a
frontage on Union Street and Main Street making it the most desirable piece of land in the borough for building
purposes. The plot contains forty acres and has on it a substantial brick farm house, barn and other buildings. The
purchaser was J. N. L. Channell, for the Syndicate Co. and the price paid was $17,150. Attorney Channell stated to the
Pottsville Republican that he was not at liberty at the present time to disclose the members of the syndicate. It is the
purpose to cut the plot up into building lots and offer it for sale. Several prominent Pottsville and Port Carbon men are
interested in the company.
|Pottsville Republican of November 4, 1932
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN ROTARY HEARD THE REPORT OF RELIEF WORK
The Schuylkill Haven Rotary Club met last evening with thirty two members present. Postmaster Charles Graeff was in
charge, and the program was on the subject of community service. Mr. Graeff never used the personal pronoun,
always giving his committee credit for the work accomplished, but Judge Gangloff, president of the club, in the closing
remarks said that Graeff had written his name high in the history of community service, and had given freely of his time
and means, and that he had won the sincere praise of this and future generations. A year ago, the American Legion
took up the work of relief. Their early survey showed 93 families in need. Today there are 255 on the list.
The early drives for food by the committee was described in an interesting way. There were 322 unemployed men who
asked for work on the recent street job here. The Red Cross sent 3100 twenty five pound sacks of flour to the town.
Graeff asked the fullest support of the Red Cross roll call which will take place shortly. Half of each dollar is spent
locally and half goes to the national fund. It is expected that every person who is working and can in any way afford will
join the Red Cross. The club spent a half hour in a general discussion of the economic situation and the individuals are
ready to do their part should the emergency become more acute.
Pottsville Republican of November 12, 1932
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN ARMISTICE DAY PROGRAM GIVEN.
A very nice Armistice Day program was held in the Schuylkill Haven High School auditorium on Friday, with the main
attraction of the program being an excellent address by Captain Schwenk of Headquarters Battery on preparedness.
Captain Schwenk is a thorough disciple of preparedness and believed that the way to avoid war is to be always in a
state of preparedness. He told of the 103rd Engineers being on the verge of a drive that would probably have
annihilated them when the armistice was signed.
The program opened with devotions by Professor Hartranft, after which the school sang the Star Spangled Banner and
there was an orchestra selection. President Hoover's 1932 Armistice Day proclamation was read by Robert
Croneberger. Miss Dorothy Wolfe played a piano selection, Stars and Stripes Forever and Miss Elizabeth Fetter gave a
reading on Armistice Day. The story of the poem "Young Fellow, My Lad", was given by Carl Fisher and the poem by
Charles Shenday. At one point in the program, moving pictures were shown of ex-president Wilson, the car in which
the Armistice was signed and many other scenes from the World War.
Pottsville Republican of November 23, 1932
MAN WORKING IN DITCH KILLED
Robert Huy of Sch. Haven Struck by Auto When Sun Blinded Driver
Robert Huy, aged 55 of 324 Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven, was fatally injured on Wednesday morning when he was
struck by an auto driven by Roy Yost of Schuylkill Haven. Mr. Huy, who was working for the Water Department of the
borough was engaged in renewing the fire plugs of the town. He was digging a ditch and had dug it to a depth of about
four feet. The red flag warning that someone was at work was in place and Huy was evidently unaware of the approach
of the auto until he was struck. Yost, who was driving an auto owned by George Moyer, was coming up Margaretta
street, which is a steep hill, to get onto Market Street. As he neared the top of the hill, the sun rays blinded him and he
did not see the ditch, which was almost two hundred feet from the top of the hill. The truck cleared the ditch but the
bumper struck Huy on the right side of the head, breaking his neck. Yost, who is in a state of collapse as a result of the
accident, says that he was unaware that anyone was working until he felt the impact and the truck struck the ditch. He
stopped and other persons nearby carried Huy into the home of Adam Meyers but he died in a few moments before Dr.
Yost is known to be a careful driver and witnesses say that although he was coming up a steep grade that he was not
going fast. Auto drivers say that the sun at the top of this grade blinds a driver just as he reaches the brow of the hill
and there had been several narrow escapes from it recently.
The body was removed to the Huy home. Mr. Huy was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and of the Red Men. He was
employed by the Berger Knitting Mill some years ago and also by the Economy Coal Company but has been working for
the borough for several months.
Pottsville Republican of November 28, 1932
Russel Strause's Car on Fire
A fire alarm near midnight Sunday brought out the entire fire department and many others. The car owned by Russel
Strause was the cause of the alarm. Mr. Strause had been driving and was returning home when he noticed smoke. He
hurried toward the Schuylkill Hose House where he expected to use a fire extinguisher, but as he reached the corner
of Main and Saint Peter Street, the heat compelled him to stop and get out. He pulled the alarm and the Liberty Hose
chemical, arriving promptly, put the fire out with their chemical engine. It is believed that the radio installation in the
Strause car was the cause of the trouble. The loss is slight.
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