Pottsville Republican of October 1, 1910


School attendance is seriously disturbed at present by measles. From one third to one half of the children
in the first two grades are out of school.  Conditions are made worse by children attending school from
families where the disease is prevalent.  Such families have no physician and the cases do not get officially
reported to the school officers.  If parents are not careful, the town will be so badly infected as to
necessitate the closing of some schools.  This condition is further aggravated by parents, children and
members from infected homes attending Sunday School and church, mingling with others and passing on
the disease germs to those not infected.  Such people are either very thoughtless or willfully and
maliciously violating the laws of health and the state and should be prosecuted.


Some of the best detective force on the Reading system are energetically at work in and around Schuylkill
Haven, hunting for a valuable dress suit case that came to that station on Saturday afternoon last, and
between that time and Monday morning following, mysteriously disappeared and is yet unaccounted for.  It
was filled with a line of silk supporters, sterling silver buckles, and fine rendered samples of valuable silk
and from the fact that the dress suit case was marked on end, "O. C. 718 Market St, Philadelphia", it looks
like a case of theft.

Pottsville Republican of October 13, 1910


Yesterday afternoon John Graham, president of the Schuylkill Haven Gas and water Company, was in this
section and completed all arrangements whereby the citizens of Schuylkill Haven and Cressona will use the
water from the Tumbling Run dams.  For the past several years, the people from these towns, during the
summer season, have  had considerable trouble in getting a sufficient amount of water.  The Water
Company has gone to great expense at increasing the capacity of the dam but for some reason or other the
condition remains the same today as it did several years ago.  Last summer an effort was made to get the
water from Indian Run but the owners of this dam would not entertain the idea of letting Schuylkill Haven
and Cressona have the water.  It was then that the officers of the Schuylkill Haven company started to make
arrangements to procure the water from Tumbling Run.  The only thing that is required to have the
company start the laying of pipes is word from the State Board of Health that the water is sufficiently pure
for drinking purposes.  No trouble is anticipated from this source as the dam is fed with nothing but pure
spring water which flows from underground springs and springs from far up on the mountain side.  Should
the State Board of Health send their answer to the effect that the water is pure, the laying of the pipes will
be started next week.  An overland pipe will be started at Centre Avenue in Schuylkill Haven and either
follow along the state road to Mount Carbon and then up towards the lower dam or else follow the lines of
the Pennsylvania Railroad company for a short distance and then branch on to the state road.  Either way
will require nearly five miles of pipes and considerable work.  Providing that the State Board of Health's
report is favorable it will mean that the owners of the boat houses will be compelled to close them
immediately and to remain away from them until such time as the conditions of affairs in Schuylkill Haven
and Cressona re relieved.

Pottsville Republican of October 18, 1910


A special meeting of the Schuylkill Haven Borough Council was held last night for the purpose of taking up
the proposition of having the town supplied with water from the Tumbling Run reservoirs and so
encouraging was the report of the committee appointed to investigate that it was decided to secure the
services of an engineer and give an estimate of the cost of having the water brought into the town and
piping the streets.  The committee which waited on the P. & R. C. & I. officials, made their report which was
to the effect that the P. & R. Company was willing to furnish Schuylkill Haven with water.  It is the intention
of the company to lay pipes along the edge of the dams so that the mouth of the pipe line will be located at
the upper end of the second dam, near the entrance of the creek, where a dam will be built in order that
uncontaminated water can be furnished until such time as the boat houses are removed from the dam.  The
expense of introducing this water will be considerable and in case a favorable report is received from the
engineer who is to furnish the estimated cost, the matter will be put to the people of Schuylkill Haven for a
vote to determine whether the borough debt shall be increased to make improvements possible.  Every
summer the people of Schuylkill Haven are obliged to suffer through water shortage and at present a suit
is pending to have the charter of the present water company annulled for its failure to supply the town in
sufficient quantity at all times.
The above matter was brought before the public less than a week ago in an article appearing exclusively in
these columns. It was then stated that the Water Company was about to lay the pipes.  Now it has been
ascertained that the Water Company was only putting up a bluff and had no intention of ever laying the
pipes and by making this bluff it was hoped that the members of the company would be able to get out of
the predicament that they are now in.  Not satisfied with the quantity and quality of the water that the
Schuylkill Haven Water and Gas Company are supplying the people of Schuylkill Haven and Cressona with,
the company now sends out their bills two weeks before the regular time.  Some of the bills reached the
consumers on last Saturday and others yesterday, while still a number remain in the office of the company
to be sent out.  These bills are always sent out on the first of November or several days afterward.  These
bills are payable six months in advance and a discount allowed if  paid within thirty days.  If the bills are not
paid in the specified time, the water is shut off and in order to have the services of the water again the
consumer is compelled to not only pay the full amount of the bill but several dollars extra for the necessity
of turning the water on and off.    

Pottsville Republican of October 24, 1910


The Schuylkill Haven baseball team brought to a close on October 9th, one of the most successful seasons
in baseball in the history of the town.  They have defeated one of the best amateur teams in this and other
counties, both on their own grounds and on their opponents.  Too much credit can not be given to
Manager Rettinger for the able manner in which he handled the team during the past season.  With a
limited amount of finances at his command, he has brought the season with little or no deficiency.  He was
untiring in his efforts to give the people of Schuylkill Haven gilt edge baseball and that his efforts were
appreciated to a large extent was evident by the attendance at the majority of the games.  The players are
also deserving of a great deal of credit.  They stopped their work and participated  in the games without
any compensation.  Below will be found the averages of the players.  Chase, who played first base for the
team, leads in batting with a percentage of .311.  He is credited with having the largest number of home
runs of any member on the team and his hitting was always feared by both pitchers and fielders alike.  
Deibert and Rettinger also batted over the .300 mark but the former did not participate in all the games of
the season.  All told the team is deserving of a great deal of credit and should be encouraged in their
efforts to a far greater extent next season.

Pottsville Republican of October 25, 1910


The paving of saint John Street has been completed and contractor Rauen has removed his paraphernalia
to Reading where he has another contract.  The new pavement will be thrown open to the public next
Monday, that amount of time deemed necessary to allow the concrete grouting to properly set.  The
citizens of the town as a whole are so well pleased with the paving thus far done that more will be
petitioned for next year.

Borough Solicitor Noecker, Council President Keller and George P. W. Saul, chairman of council's special
water committee, on Tuesday made an inspection of the proposed Tumbling Run water supply line
distributing system.  They were accompanied by John W. Hatton of Wilmington, Delaware, an engineer who
makes a specialty of this line of work and will shortly have a report to make to council.  The trip was made in
Mr. Saul's large touring car.